Real Wedding: Mary and Stefan

Sunday, October 31, 2010




































I have a confession to make about this wedding-I have been saving for almost a year, especially for today! Mary and Stefan's wedding took place on Halloween, so I knew as soon as I saw it that no matter how delicious, it would simply have to wait until the perfect day. I hope that seeing it now, you agree!

So many beautiful weddings begin with an amazing dress, and this gorgeous bride's gown is a knockout. Mary designed it herself and comissioned Monaco Couture to execute this fashion forward gown with a sweetheart neckline, asymmetrical hemline and fabulous black and white bow. Along with a pair of sparkly Christian Louboutins and a Juicy Couture headpiece, Mary looked absolutely phenomenal, and she made sure her groom looked equally sharp in his Prada suit and coordinating black and white striped bow tie. This generous bride also gave a lot of thought to her maids' outfits, and was inspired by a May 2008 issue of Vogue to give the girls free reign. Obviously if you have such chic girlfriends, there's no need to make them match! The only girl she dressed was her flower girl; wearing an orange tulle tutu by Lily Anna for Girls, she made the most adorable pumpkin of the night!

Of course, a Halloween wedding could have fallen victim to all-pumpkin centerpieces and cauldrons of wine, but Mary and Megan of La Partie Events (who coordinated the event and designed all the flowers) made sure this autumn wedding was nothing but chic. In the ceremony space, large cloth lanterns, draped fabric that echoed Mary's sash and Stefan's bowtie and a pumpkin-lined aisle gave the space a playful, modern take on Halloween.

At the reception, pumpkins and black and white stiped runners echoed the ceremony space, and punches of bright color kept the tables looking splashy. Bright coral peonies, orange parrot tulips, deep pink and red roses and dahlias and red and orange berries gave the arrangements life and texture, and were nestled into mason jars, goblets and mercury glass vases.

The caterer, Auntie Em, made British-inspired hors d'oeuvres like mini shephard's pies as a nod to Stefan's heritage, and served a family-style buffet at dinner that kept conversation flowing. Mini caramel apples and Halloween candy were a sweet touch, and the bride and groom skipped a traditional wedding cake in favor of cupcakes topped with charming ballerina and pirate figurines, spotted at a local knick knack store for 75 cents a piece!

Of course, we wouldn't be able to enjoy this wedding without the absolutely stunning work of Erin Hearts Court, and I'm in Once Wed's debt for featuring this gorgeous wedding so many months ago! Pretty amazing, wouldn't you agree?

26 comments:

  1. I must admit: I adore this wedding, it's one of my all time favorites weddings!! So gorgeous!!

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  2. love the black and white bow... very original!

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  3. This is so lovely! Every detail is fun + has a touch of whimsy!

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  4. a wedding at hallowe'en - how perfect!! i love the masks (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love that dress so much, especially with the shoes. And love the cupcakes!

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  6. Definitely gorgeous. Love her striped tie and rhinestone Louboutins!

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  7. perfection! and such a good save! :) i love the black and white. how fun and so beautiful:)
    gina

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  8. perfection! and such a good save! :) i love the black and white. how fun and so beautiful:)
    gina

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  9. I LOVE the shoes!

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  10. seriously, your weddings pictures ar making me think about if i would like to marry...jajjajjaja! love it!

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  11. Such an amazing wedding and that dress is indeed a great place to start :)

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  12. wow! What a rockin wedding! The bride's shoes are fabulous and I love the mix matched bridesmaid dresses!

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  13. this wedding looks amazing. her shoes make me jealous. i want sparkly loubs when i get married AND a groom who will wear prada!

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  14. Love the stripes and the bridesmaids outfits! Gorgeous weddings.

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  15. Beautiful and fun all in one! I love it!

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  16. Love the shoes and the cupcakes!!! xo

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  17. that bow! and those SHOES! i think i NEED some sparkly shoes asap, and maybe also for the wedding :)

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  18. ohhh. I love all the fall touches and those cupcake toppers are so lovely!

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  19. waauuuuw this pictures are so great!! I love weddings, I hope one day I'll have a fabulous wedding as here in the pictures :p

    have a great week dear!

    xoxo

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  20. The bridal party!! So fun & fabulous!! If I had it to do over, I'd definitley do that. I'd also serve mac & cheese :)
    I love how sweet & real they look!

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  21. I am obsessed with the bouquets. The color and floral choices are impeccable!

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  22. This wedding is absolutely gorgeous!! The perfect mix of fun, chic, glamorous, and a tad hipster (in a good way!!). Looks like it was an amazing time!

    -Samatha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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  23. oh wow, this is amazing. I love all the bridesmaids wearing different things! and her shoes -- ahh lovely. I think his suit is what really makes it though, it would have a completely different feeling if he'd worn the traditional black! love it!

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  24. soooo cute!

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    Hope you will enjoy it!!
    Best regards from Sweden! :)

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  25. Love the whimsical touches throughout this weddings. Does it make sense to say it feels warm and bright? That's how I felt after seeing these images. Gorgeous!

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