Couple Spotlight- Frank and Ashton

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One of our favorite things to celebrate with our clients are their love stories! Today we are sharing the romantic love story of Frank and Ashton.

Q: How did you meet?

Frank grew up in a military family and moved around frequently. When his Dad retired from the Marines, his family settled in a small town in Virginia, where my family lived. Frank’s little sister and my little sister met not long after his family moved to our small town when they were on the same recreational soccer team. Through weekly soccer practices and games, our sisters immediately became best friends. Frank’s sister, my sister, and I had many sleep overs together as kids and generally did everything together until she moved away to live with her mom in PA. Oh the stories we have from fishing, to dress up, swimming in ponds, and so on.

Frank was always around, but we didn’t do much with him, as he was several years older. He was just that “big brother” that the girls didn’t really care about – he did his own thing, and we did ours. Frank and I continued to grow up alongside each other; we eventually attended the same high school, but we were merely acquaintances. We lost touch when Frank left for college.

Q: How did you know he/she was the one?


On August 31, 2014 things changed – that’s when Frank, out of the blue, reached out to me to see how I was. We nonchalantly chatted here and there and eventually, Frank mentioned we should get coffee and catch up. I was not amused, and in fact, quite against it all. I really wasn’t interested in a relationship with him at the time, and I had a feeling that’s what his intentions were. But I continued to talk to him! We talked, and we talked, and eventually I found myself driving to two hours to see Frank for the first time in years. 

Through so much conversation, I already had a feeling that he was the one. That was quickly confirmed for both of us after spending our first weekend together. Frank and I dated long distance for not quite a year while I finished my master’s degree and he continued working as a Nuclear Engineer in the Navy. When Frank received orders to Millington, TN we knew that our only option was for me to move with him. So I did. 

Q: How did Frank Propose?


In December 2015 Frank and I traveled from Tennessee, where we currently live, to Virginia to spend the holidays with our family. Christmas Day we were at his Dad’s house and I accidentally found my engagement ring in his suitcase. We were headed to my mom’s for dinner when I told Frank I didn’t approve of the shirt he was wearing. In typical Frank fashion, he said “Fine, go get something you like!”. So I hurried up the stairs to his bedroom, opened his suitcase, pulled out a shirt, and BAM! there was a ring box.

I paused…do I open it and look or not? You better believe I opened it!

I rushed back downstairs, gave Frank his shirt, and off we went to my mom’s house for dinner. The entire time in the back of my head I was thinking, “Do I say something?!” The evening went on, we ate dinner, and I didn’t say a word…not until after dessert when we were all relaxing in the family room when I casually mentioned to Frank, “Hey, we need to talk. I found the ring in your suitcase.” Frank was not happy.
A few days later Frank and I traveled to Pennsylvania to visit his mom, sister, step dad, and step brother. That was the quietest road trip of my life. Frank still wasn’t happy – I mean, I just found my engagement ring! The ring you’re supposed to SURPRISE your girlfriend with. Of course he was upset. However, once we were there, Frank could not wait to show the ring to his mom and sister. Let’s just say I’ve been wearing it ever since his mom said “Honey, you better put that on and never take it off! It’s a lot safer on your finger than in his suitcase!”

Frank and I eloped March 22, 2016 in a private ceremony. We just couldn’t wait to get married! We are currently preparing for an exchanging of vows and wedding celebration in June on my family’s farm in Virginia. Family and friends are extremely important to us and we are so excited to share this special moment with those we love most. It isn’t often that we can all be together. 

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Photos courtesy of Nikki Santerre Photography

By |March 8th, 2017|Couple Spotlight, Single Stone Couples, Weddings|Comments Off on Couple Spotlight- Frank and Ashton

Couple Spotlight- Ingrid and Jason

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Q: How did you meet?

Jason and I were introduced by a dear friend during a University of Minnesota Homecoming football game in 2013. Little did we know, that dear friend had a knack for matchmaking! It was a rainy Saturday afternoon and I decided the Library Bar was the perfect (dry) place to enjoy the game. I ran into all kinds of old friends at “The Library”, including a sorority sister who I hadn’t seen in years. After catching up and learning I was single, she told me she had the PERFECT guy I just HAD to meet. Meanwhile, Jason had braved the weather and was at the stadium. This friend had been texting him saying that she had the PERFECT girl he just HAD to meet! Before I knew it, Jason showed up at the bar and we hit it off right away. We had our first date the following week and the rest is history!

Q:How did you know he/she was the one?

I knew Jason was the one about 2 months after we started dating. He found out he was being relocated from Minneapolis to Cincinnati for work and it made things between us get serious very fast. We made long distance love work for just over 2 years, and truthfully, it brought us closer than we could have imagined! We made seeing each other a priority during that time and racked up a lot of Delta SkyMiles doing so 🙂

 

 Q:How did he propose?

Jason’s proposal was perfectly us.  It happened as we were finishing up one of our favorite things to do as a couple – cooking dinner together. We were almost done with the dishes when Jason slipped away and grabbed the ring. He came up behind me and said “Sweetheart, turn around, I have a surprise for you!” When I turned around he was down on one knee with a stunning Single Stone ring I had just so subtly hinted I wanted, and I was so excited I couldn’t even get a “Yes!” out. We spent the night together, just the two of us, and told our families and friends the next day. It was simple and perfect.

 

Q: What was your wedding like?

When we began wedding planning, Jason and I knew we wanted three things: to be on the water, to honor our strong family ties, and to host a mini getaway for our guests. Bayfield, Wisconsin was the perfect match in our search for a location: my parents were married there nearly 30 years ago, you can’t get closer to Lake Superior, and it’s the perfect destination for a celebration. The meaning of the place and the view from our venue steered a lot of the creative vision for the wedding overall. I loved the idea of simple and timeless with meaningful touches throughout. I made our escort cards out of stones from Lake Superior while spectacular vistas of the lake and the Apostle Islands served as our backdrop for the whole wedding. We tied Bayfield into our invitation suite by using vintage maps of Lake Superior as our envelope liners, and we sent our guests home with blueberry jam favors from a local orchard. We danced the night away with family and friends in a clear tent under the stars.

Q:What was your favorite moment from your wedding?

 We both agree that our favorite moment from the wedding was seeing each other for the first time. We planned our first look to be in the woods on the shore of Lake Superior. The weather was absolutely flawless, and any nerves either of us had were completely calmed at that moment. It truly felt like nothing else mattered at that point in time.

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Photography: Jeff Loves Jessica /  Videography: SkyFocus Films /  Venue: Apostle Highlands Golf Course / Event Coordination: Lace and Brass / Makeup: Tina Beaupre / Hair:  Ayla Dougherty / Bridal Gown: Pronovias/  Bridesmaids’ dresses : Wtoo / Bride’s engagement ring and band: Single Stone  / Groom’s Attire: Menguin / Florals: Saffron & Grey / Catering: Good Thyme Catering  / Rentals: Apres Party & Tent /  Band: Bluewater Kings Band

 

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Couple Spotlight- Zack and Delsie

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Q: How did you meet?

When Zack was 19 and I was 16, he worked at Family Video in our little hometown. I went in late one night to drop off some movies, and he was there working by himself. The rest is history! He actually asked my friend for her number, so I thought he was going to chase after her…until he asked her for my number later that evening. We connected right off the bat, and though it took us some years to find our way back to each other, we both think it was worth the wait! 

Q: How did you know he/she was the one?

Zack claims he knew from the very beginning. 🙂

The moment that I revisit every time I’m asked this question is one evening when we were together late at night—Zack had gotten off work at almost midnight, so we spent a lot of late nights together since our schedules were so different—and on this particular night, it was so late that everything we did and said was funny. We stayed up until almost 5 in the morning laughing at anything and everything. Zack has always been so easy for me to connect with, but this night was so much fun that I knew it was how I wanted to spend the rest of my life. I wanted to smile and love life every day, and I knew that with him in my life, this would be as easy as breathing.

Q: How did he propose?

           The two of us took a beach trip to North Carolina in March of 2015. It was perfect weather all week, until the day he planned on proposing; then, it became chilly and dreary. It rained all day the day before we were to head home. I was bummed because I wanted to go to the beach with him, and I was afraid we were going to be rained out. When it stopped, I was bound and determined that no matter how cold and dark it was, we were going to go walk on the beach together. Since it had rained all day, when we got there, the beach was completely empty. There was no one there but the two of us. We walked for a little while, then down to the water…that’s when it happened. It was so peaceful and intimate, and I never thought I would be so thankful for a rainy day at the beach! 

Q: What was your favorite moment from your wedding?

            Both of us agree that our favorite part of our day was when we saw each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle. On our wedding day, I didn’t get nervous or upset or worked up a single time. Everything was so easy and smooth, and I couldn’t wait to see him. I was an emotional wreck. I teared up at the slightest little thing, as I was in such disbelief at how lucky I am to spend the rest of my life with the perfect man. I knew I was emotional, but not until the church doors opened and I walked down the aisle did I realize how emotional Zack was, too. His face was so priceless. And at that point, no one else mattered. 

 

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Photography: Kristyn Hogan / Ceremony Location: Vine Street Christian Church /  Reception: Cabana Nashville  / Wedding Dress:  Stella York /    Florals: Alice Rockhold /  Makeup: Katy Yokley MUA / Hair: Amy Uhls  /  Wedding Rings:  Single Stone

 

 

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DB Creativity- “5 Mistakes brides make when it comes to floral.”

floralLets face it.. when it comes to floral choices for your wedding, it can be hard to choose! There are so many beautiful options. We got a chance to talk with Laura Hazzard, past Single Stone client and wedding planner extraordinaire at DB Creativity, and get her insight to the “5 Mistakes brides make when it comes to floral.”

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  1. Not considering line of sight

When picking out your centerpiece design, oftentimes brides do not think about the line of site in the room. A lot of the styled shoots you see on Pinterest are misleading because they aren’t practical for a table setting and comfort of your guest.

  A low centerpiece draws the eye down to the table and can act as a great conversation piece for your guests. If you are going tall – keep it high and thin. Our rule of thumb is it must be taller than 18 inches to not impact the guest line of site at the table.

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  1. Buying vs. Renting

Many couples go on a spending frenzy when they find deals at Michaels, downtown, or even Etsy. However, this may not be the most cost effective route – and really, do you want to own 20 tree stump vases after your wedding? Rental is almost always the most affordable route when choosing containers for your centerpieces. Also, there is a concern that what you purchase cannot be used by your florist to achieve the look you are going for.

 

  1. Choosing overly-fragrant flowers

We always recommend our couples stay away from fragrant flowers. There are so many people that suffer from allergies, and the scent can also impact how your food tastes at the table. This includes flowers like lilies, hyacinth, tuberose, or freesia. Some options that have little to no fragrance include hydrangea, orchids, most standard roses, and many more…

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  1. Not having the proper lighting

So often we’ve seen couples choose BEAUTIFUL designs but choose not to include lighting in their budget. When the lights go down for dancing, all of the centerpieces disappear in the dark. Pinspots or candles are always recommended if your venue does not provide any type of dimming light source.

 

  1. Seasons are important!

Many brides come to us wanting peonies or dahlias which only bloom beautifully during certain times in the year. Requesting these flowers off-season can be very pricey or result in low-quality flowers. One of our favorites, the garden rose, you can get all year long in so many different colors.

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About DB Creativity: DB Creativity is a full-scale event production and design firm in Los Angeles, specializing in weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and corporate events for the past 20 years. To find out more about their services please visit their website.

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Couple Spotlight- Brian and Brit

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Today we are excited to introduce our newest Single Stone Couple, Brian and Brit! This adorable duo met while teaching as camp counselors and the rest was pretty much history. To see their love story and incredibly romantic wedding scroll below!

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Q: How did you meet?

Brit and I both worked as camp counselors at a summer camp in Indiana- Camp Tecumseh YMCA- in 2010. We were both working with the same age group of kids and met during staff training. We bonded pretty quickly and over the course of the summer our friendship turned romantic. We started dating at the end of the summer and the rest is history! 

Q: How did you know he/she was the one?

Brian: Funny story- I actually had a girlfriend at the start of camp that summer. It didn’t take long to realize there was something about Brit. She always made me feel home wherever we were. I’m not great with words and emotions but over the course of the early part of the relationship, my feelings became obvious to me and everyone around. Later that year I was sitting at home and it all clicked- I knew I had to hold on to this one forever.

Brit: There was something about Brian from the moment I met him. I’m not sure if I believe in love at first sight, but I was drawn to him like I’d never been drawn to anyone before. Every time I was around him that summer, I knew it was different and he was somebody worth pursuing (despite the obvious obstacle). I’m not exactly positive when I knew for sure he was the one, but it’s safe to say I was the first to know 🙂 

Q: How did he propose?

Brian’s story:

Brit had told me that when I was ready to pop the question, I should reach out to her best friend, Corinne, for ring help. Corinne and I spent hours scouring the web, and she stumbled upon Single Stone. In total guy move, I went into Single Stone the week we left for Europe. Thankfully, Molly set me up with the ring of Brit’s dreams. Props to Corinne! 

Brit and I had a trip planned to Europe, and I decided to propose on the trip. I had asked Brit where she thought the most romantic place in the world is, and she said “Paris.” So, on our trip, I planned to propose at the Eiffel Tower. I was super calm and didn’t show my nerves at all (sarcasm), and right as the sun set behind the Eiffel Tower, I asked her to marry me. 

Brit’s story:

We spent a very long day in Paris touring the Palace of Versailles. On the train ride home, Brian implored me to get ready quickly so we could go take dressed-up pictures before our scheduled dinner. I was NOT having it. I wanted to nap so badly, but Brian was being super weird about wanting to take these pictures (we had been to the Eiffel Tower twice already), so I agreed to go. Glad I did! 

Q: What was your favorite moment from the wedding?

After we finished taking our post-ceremony pictures, we went back to cabin where we had all gotten ready to wipe off some sweat before introductions- it was the hottest Labor Day weekend on record in Indiana. When we got inside the cabin, we found our entire bridal party and most of our immediate family jamming out and passing around a handle of Fireball. Many of the groomsmen were in a band with Brian, and one (Rob) played us down the aisle on acoustic guitar. It was so much fun having everyone reunited in a moment we did not plan!  

Q: Anything else you want to share?

We invited the Director of Camp Tecumseh to be our officiant for the wedding. He was the one who hired us both to work that summer. It was meaningful to have everything come full circle.

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Photography: Shannon Elizabeth Photography / Ceremony and Reception Location: Wild Air Farms, Indiana /  Event Planner:  Plum and Poppy /    Florals: Wild Heart Blooms /  Hair & Makeup: Heather Sorensen /  Wedding Rings:  Single Stone

 

 

 

 

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Solstice Bride

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Today we are excited to introduce you to Orla, the owner of Solstice bride! Orla started Solstice Bride to offer Brides to be a fresh alternative to mainstream bridal salons. Her chic bridal boutique is located on the second floor above all the hustle and bustle on Abbott Kinney and provides a thoughtfully curated selection of wedding gowns in a fun and unpretentious vibe.

After visiting her beautiful showroom we sat down with Orla and asked her for a couple “tips and tricks” for finding the perfect wedding gown.

To see more read more below!

Q: What style gowns does Solstice bride carry?

Our selection of gowns are effortless and fuss free, a reinvention of the traditional – evoking LA’s bohemian spirit and Rock and Roll edge. From modern and simple to classic and romantic,  a bride can wear them with a veil at a Malibu vineyard, wildflowers in Joshua Tree or barefoot in the sand. 


Q:What are some of the current bridal trends?

I’ve seen a lot of brides loving bridal separates, long sleeves, exposed backs and personalized accessories. Our bride isn’t really one to follow mainstream bridal trends- she wears what she feels beautiful in. A bride’s wedding day look should be an extension of her personality and make her feel like the most elevated version of her everyday self. Our gowns allow her individuality to shine through. 

 
Q:What is your advice for a bride to pick out the perfect wedding gown?

 Come with an open mind. Our most popular dress is one that often gets overlooked by brides on the hanger, but once it’s on the body it’s a knockout. 

Q: What should you expect to spend on your wedding gown?

Our gowns range from $2,000 – $7,000.  I also warn brides to leave room in their budget for alterations as those can cost anywhere from $150-$700. 

Q: How far in advance should you start looking for your wedding gown?

I recommend that you begin shopping for your dress at least 8 months before your wedding, as it can take up to 6 months for your gown to arrive. I also suggest giving yourself an extra 1-2 months for alterations leading up to your wedding date.

Q: Any other advice for our Single Stone brides?

Once you find your dress, get off Pinterest and stop looking at other gowns. You will drive yourself crazy with second guessing and doubt.

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*Single Stone tip- When you plan your visit to Solstice Bride be sure to bring your girlfriends, bridesmaids, squad, and make a day of it! Stop at some of our favorites spots- The Butcher’s Daughter, Burro, Blue Bottle, and The Juicy Leaf.

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Couple Spotlight- Kim and Stacee

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Today we are so excited to share with you the wedding day of Stacee and Kim. Stacee and Kim’s wedding was anything but ordinary- think newspaper programs, pancake wedding cake, yard games galore, and bottomless mimosas and bloody mary’s. Not only were we obsessed with the bright colors and fun details, but it was really the love and happiness of this adorable couple that made the day!!

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Q: How did you meet?  

Stacee and I met at the club, through a friend.  My (Kim) friend was friends with a big group of girls in Los Angeles and took me, her little OC friend with her on a Wednesday night out to West Hollywood.  Stacee was one of the girls in the group and it was instant attraction.

Q: How did you know Stacee was the one?

After we met we had a crush on each other for a year.  It was very much a physical attraction, but just as much if not more a mental and personality draw.  We both weren’t in the right place when we met to start dating but once our friendship had developed and the crushes only intensified is when we started dating.  Our compatibility was through the charts proving to be something completely different for the both of us. We knew in the first months of dating that this was something special and we never wanted it to end. 

Q: How did she propose?

Stacee knew that she wanted to ask my (Kim) dad’s permission before she popped the question.  We went to his house on a Saturday night where she asked him and not 24 hours later she told me to pack my bags for an impromptu get away.  Most the time this should send off alarm bells, but since I didn’t even think she had the ring yet it felt like another spontaneous adventure for us.  We pulled into the Madonna Inn, went to dinner, and while I was in the shower Stac had prepared a whole set up with her guitar in front of the stone wall fire place.  She serenaded with Adam Sandler’s “I Wanna Grow Old With You,” song.  Then prompting herself (out loud) on what to do next, she crawled over to the chase lounge where I was seated and said some of the most beautiful words I have ever heard.  I shouted YES, before she could even finish saying the words, “Will you marry me?”

Q: What was your favorite moment from your wedding?

I literally don’t have a favorite.  Our wedding day turned out to be the definition of perfect to us.  It was the perfect combo a celebration along with love.  We always knew we would feel so much love on that day, but never expected the room to radiate so much love from our friends and family.  Our day was a Sunday Funday Brunch wedding which we thought brought such a playful element to the tradtional likes of a wedding.  There was a giant jenga and corn hole there to make sure everyone knew FUN was what we were looking for.

Q: Tell us more about this incredibly fun wedding day!

The Smog Shoppe is where we decided to get married and it was absolutely incredible.  The band Tostsy, a burlesque pop band, played the first hour of dance time, and literally had everyone spinning and shaking on the dance floor.  There was so much light and happiness it really exceeded anything we could have dreamt up.  Throughout the whole process we enjoyed each step instead of making it a burden or stress, and it led the perfect segway to make for a day that was one for the books.

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Photography: Callaway Gable Ceremony and Reception Location: SmogShoppe /   Band: Totsy   /   Sound: Full Spectrum Music   /   Event Planners and Design: Intertwined Events /    Florals: The Little Branch   /   Rentals: Signature Party Rentals   /    Catering: Eco Caters  /  Hair & Makeup: Melissa Ward,  Tara Navarro, Irene Uryas  /  Brides Wedding Ring: Vintage from Single Stone

 

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Today we are so excited to introduce to you to Kristine Arellano of Presshaus LA! Kristine fell in love with letterpress in Germany and decided to bring it back with her to LA. We took a visit to her studio in Silver Lake and got to chat with her and see some of her very cool wedding projects! Below are some highlights from our day with Kristine!

Q: How did you get started in letter press?

 In 2011 my Husband and I moved to Germany. I have always loved paper goods so during my time in Munich, I found a master printer who taught me the artisan craft. It first started out with little projects, but before I knew it I was spending hours there. I just fell in love with it! I learned without any computers or plates. It was the analog way with only metal and wood and all in German!

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Q: What is your printing style?

I have done a little bit of everything, but definitely like more minimalist style printing. I just love the way the letter press can just stand out and speak for itself.

Q: What kind of press do you use?

I have three machines, Vandercook 4T, a Vandercook SP-15 and a Challenge 15. These printing presses are from the 1950’s and each have their own quirks. Each sheet of paper is hand fed one by one. It takes a little longer but I enjoy the involvement that each print requires.

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Q: What projects are you currently working on?

Right now I am really excited to be working on this African Safari wedding. Since the couple was asking for their guests to travel so far for their wedding day, they wanted everything to be very special. We designed everything from the website, the save the dates, wedding invitations, welcome notes and so much more. I am actually about to start printing their day of paper goods!

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Q: Tell us about some of your other letter press invitations!

I just finished working on the wedding invitations for my clients who are getting married in Mexico. It is a combination of letterpress and dip dye. The pattern on the invitations was actually inspired by the tiles at the resort they are going to get married at. I think it really captures the beach vibe of the wedding!

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A sample of a couple’s vows we letter pressed:

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Unveiling the Veil

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The Ultimate Guide to Bridal Veils | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht Photography

 Before shopping for our own weddings, we had no idea how many different styles of veils were available! Knowing it can be a daunting task, we have decided to “unveil” the veil. We hope sharing our veil style guide will help you find the perfect bridal accessory for the big day!

birdcage

Birdcage veils are usually made with netting and worn just covering the eyes or extending down to the chin. Not only are they stylish and low-hassle, but they have a total vintage feel!

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 Photo via PowderBlueBijoux

blusher

A blusher is a very short veil that covers just the bride’s face as she enters the ceremony. This veil is commonly paired with a longer veil and worn during more conservative ceremonies.

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Photo by Adamo Imagery via Guilded Shadows

mantilla

Mantillas are usually worn draped over the head framing the face. They have laced edges and look particularly great with slim fitting dresses.

Photo by Erich McVey via OnceWed

elbow

An elbow-length veil falls right around the bride’s elbows or waistline. This type of veil is so classic and looks flattering with so many different wedding dress styles. It’s ideal for a bride looking for an easy, hassle-free veil.

Photo by Smitten Photography via Style Me Pretty

fingertip

A fingertip veil falls at or right below a bride’s fingertips. This is the perfect length veil for a bride who wants all the perks of long veil without too much restriction of movement.

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Photo by Caroline Tran via EricaElizabethDesign

juliet

This one is for the vintage bride! The Juliet cap veil comes in a variety of lengths and were quite popular in the 1920s and 30s.

Photo via VeiledBeauty

ballerina

Also known as a waltz veil, the ballerina veil falls anywhere from the knee to the ankle. This style is perfect for bride that loves the look of a long veil, but doesn’t want to worry about it touching the ground.

The Ultimate Guide to Bridal Veils: The Ballet Veil | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

Photo by Caroline Tran via Green Wedding Shoes

cathedral

If you’re looking to create a dramatic effect, then a cathedral veil is the best way to go. With a length between nine to 25 feet, it is the longest veil style.

Photo by Rylee Hitchner via OnceWed

 Veil facts via bridalmusings.com

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Couple Spotlight: Sam and Cologne

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You may have seen pictures of this gorgeous bohemian wedding when we shared pictures on our instagram a few months back. Today we are excited to share the entire wedding with you! Meet our adorable Single Stone couple- Sam and Cologne. Sam is from Australia and Cologne is from Newport Beach. These two love birds met while in NYC and moved to LA to be together! To read more about their long distance love story and catch all the details of the boho Hawaiian wedding scroll below.

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Q: How did you and Sam meet?  

Sam and I met when I was living in NYC and he was traveling from Australia. Sam would was visiting his brother who also lived in New York.  We chatted briefly at a restaurant and then he went back to Australia the next day.  Fate brought us back together when my roommate started dating his best friend.  He sent me a message that sparked a year and a half long distance relationship from NYC to Australia– a lot of emails, and expensive flights!  We eventually both moved to LA to be together:)

Q: How did you know he was the one?

  Something about getting to know each other over emails and phone calls, you really get to know a lot about one another and who they are.  I knew he was the one before we even could have our first kiss!  We had to wait 6 months before we could visit each other because Australia is so far, and by the time he visited we were already in love. We kissed and the rest was history. 

Q: How did he propose? 

We went to Kauai together and he proposed in our little bungalow in Hanalei Bay.  He planned an amazing day out on a sailboat with lunch and champagne on a private beach, but we got caught in a big storm with really rough seas and had to turn around.  His plan kind of got ruined and he ended up proposing that night in our bungalow.  I love his effort and it is really sweet that it turned out that way.  We drank the champagne for dinner and called all our family and friends.

Q:What was your favorite moment from your wedding?

It was the best day and week of our lives!  It is so surreal.  I think one of my favorite memories was walking down the aisle with my dad to the man of my dreams.  You can never prepare yourself for the emotions you will feel.  I was smiling, laughing, crying all at the same time. 

The speeches and the dance floor were also highlights.  I think I was on someone’s shoulders half the time. It was a big party like we wanted.  Everyone had so much fun.

Q: How does it feel to finally be married to the man of your dreams?

Getting married was the best thing I have ever done– All the planning and stress was worth every moment.  And now that it is all over, I am so in love with being married.  It really does get better.  And now I have my gorgeous Single Stone Rings to wear forever and remind myself of our special wedding and how much I love my husband.  

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Main photography: Matty Waugh /  Getting ready photography: Ryan Hebert Photography / Videography: Caitlin Hebert / Ceremony Location and Reception Venue: Kauikeolani Estate Hanalei Bay, Kauai in Hawaii / Event design and Florals : Martin Roberts Designs and Sarah Horton / Event planning: Morgan Childs at Moana Events / Bridal Gown: Inbal Dror / Bride’s shoes: Prada / Bridesmaids’ dresses and rompers: Show Me Your Mumu / Bride’s engagement ring and band: Single Stone  / Hair and makeup: Mia Moriguchi / Groom’s Attire: P Johnson  / Paper goods: Paper Chase Press / Catering: Contemporary Flavors  / Rentals: Ibaan Tables / Officiant: Kelvin Ho / Reception Music: Kauai Sounds

By |January 20th, 2016|Couple Spotlight, Weddings|Comments Off on Couple Spotlight: Sam and Cologne