Event Highlight: The 3rd San Diego NotWedding

  • November 22, 2014

The energy that radiated from the third San Diego NotWedding had us buzzing for days. The warm colors, intriguing textures, and extraordinary details sparked a contagious excitement in the room that was impossible to put out. Our vivacious couple only added fuel to the fire with their laughter, passion, and killer dance moves. Needless to say, we couldn’t have asked for a better night. Until next time, San Diego!

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Save the Date | 14th Anniversary Styled Shoot | Sappy Love Story | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

San Diego vendors were inspired by the the warm elements and intricate details of global culture — deserts to island beaches, spice markets to bazaars… Instead of choosing traditions from one culture, vendors were challenged to blend influences to make something fun, new, and accessible to brides. Each Eastern Ikat-inspired detail they created was truly a masterpiece — it was incredibly fitting that we were in the San Diego Museum of Art!

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Jenny Packham: Spring 2014 | West of Persia | Max Wanger | Bella Figura | David Sutta | Aaron Delesie | Anna Kuperberg | Zuhair Murad

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Venue: The San Diego Museum of Art | Catering: Coast Catering | Catering: Root Cellar Catering Co. | Rehearsal Dinner: Panama 66 | Rentals: Crown Rentals | Photography + Save the Date Shoot: Mala Hyder Photography | Photography + Styled Shoot: Brooke Photography & Design | Photography & Vendor Head Shots: Natalie Bray Photography | Videography: Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Duo | Day-Of Coordination: Amber Lay Events | Floral + Event Design (Bridal Party Flowers + Tables 2, 6, 10): Leaf it to Lexi Floral Design | Floral + Event Design: (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 3, 7, 11): Organic Flora | Floral + Event Design (Bar/Registration + Tables 4, 8, 12): A Gypsy Fête | Stationery (Invitations + Programs): Barney Design | Stationery (Invitations + Menus): Twinkle & Toast | Stationery (Paper Accents + Event Details Cards): Ink & Knot | Stationery (Save the Dates): Nic Roc Designs | DIY Accents (Tunnel of Love Sign, Hashtag Signs, Aisle Signs + Parasols): Something Turquoise | Wedding Dress: The White Flower Bridal Boutique | Hair: Jamie Dana Hairstylist | Makeup: Elena T Beauty | Bridal Party Jewelry: Flawed Perfection Jewelry | DJ: Musical Journey’s | Ceremony Music: So-Cal Wedding Music | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth | Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth, Inc. | Cotton Candy: Cotton Clouds For A Cause | Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego | Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: flower MagazineThe KnotSomething Turquoise

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If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out the rest of our 2014 schedule and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join the NotWedding family.

Event Highlight: The 1st Portland NotWedding

  • November 20, 2014

Rainy days don’t stand a chance against you, Portland. Despite the drizzle, the atmosphere at was warm, cozy, and a little magical. The Barn at Flanagan Farm provided the most beautiful, intimate shelter from the sprinkles, and we wouldn’t have had it any other way for our very first Portland NotWedding. Prepare to get lost in your daydreams as you take a peek into this delightful night — we hope you enjoy!

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Save the Date | Sappy Love Story | Rehearsal Dinner | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

“How can you use classic beauty to create an abstract, dreamlike atmosphere?” This is the question we posed to our Portland vendors, and they blew us away like a cool New England breeze. Using inspiration from the tension between romance and drama in Wuthering Heights, the impressive team of vendors took guests to another reality — and we sort of wanted to stay there.

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Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):
Transferware Pitchers: Country Living | Gown: Monique Lhuillier (Bridal 2014) | Norham Castle, Sunrise: J. M. W. Turner | Portrait: Perla Maarek, Fine Taste Magazine | Gown: Zac Posen (Spring 2014) | Sterling Forest: Leah Hoffman | Black Tea Cake: Baker Royale | Corsage: Amy Merrick

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Venue: The Barn at Flanagan Farm | Catering: Fire & Co. | Event Rentals (Farm Tables): Heartwood Essentials | Event Rentals: PARTY TIME RENTALS | Photography + Save the Date Shoot: ME Photography | Photography + Styled Shoot: Page Photography | Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: kivalo photography | Videography: LMV Productions | Day-Of Coordination: The Refinery – Events & Marketing | Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2 and 6): Lana Wescott Events | Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 1 and 4): The Purple Orchid, Event Planning | Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 2 and 5): Blue Fern Designs, The Finest Florals | Invitations: Impress Me Designs | Programs: Gus & Ruby Letterpress | Paper Accents: Parrott Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Rent The Runway | Hair + Makeup: Bei Capelli | Band: Wavelength Band | Photobooth: TapSnap Phototainment | Wedding Cake: My Three Cakes | Dessert Bar: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott | Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: flower MagazineThe KnotWellWed Magazine – Maine and New Hampshire

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If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out the rest of our 2014 schedule and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join the NotWedding family.

Lauren + Jonathan’s Sappy Love Story: The 1st Chattanooga NotCouple

  • November 19, 2014

Do you believe in fate? We sure do after hearing Lauren and Jonathan’s story. Although they crossed paths several times, shared numerous mutual friends, went to the same college, and frequented the same places, the pair finally met on their own accord years later. Sometimes people just need to find their own way to each other when the timing is right, and with these two, timing was everything.

We are so excited to celebrate Lauren and Jonathan as they tie the NOT at the very first Chattanooga NotWedding at Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza tomorrow night! We hope that you will join us for the party – grab a ticket here.

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Lauren and Jonathan honestly crossed paths multiple times before they officially met. They should have somehow crossed paths at Lee University as Lauren left and Jonathan started. Their handful of mutual friends should have introduced them sooner, as they would hang out with the same friend nights apart, and even missed being introduced to each other when they often ended up at the same shows with the same friends.

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They ended up meeting on their own accord years later in Atlanta. As they often reflect and chuckle about how they ironically met, their relationship is “the only good thing that ever came from Facebook.” After graduating from Lee, Jonathan moved to Atlanta to get his Masters at Georgia Tech. Being new to Atlanta he was in search of some connections and friends to expand his network in the new city. He used the one social network tool we all know so well to look for people who were Alumni of Lee University who also lived in Atlanta, which led him to find Lauren. The “friend request” and polite Facebook message sent was not the kick-off to their best friendship and love-life. It wasn’t for another six months until they connected over a funny experience they both happened to share on social media — missing a court date for a silly road violation ticket. The first post by Lauren and Jonathan’s timely & witty comment sent sparks flying — communication-related, humor-filled chemistry sparks, that is. From that first comment to today, they became best friends, fell in love, and have seen each other (almost) every day since.

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Jonathan and Lauren joyfully got married in Atlanta at Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center on June 8, 2013. What a story, what a couple.

Photo Credits:
Sara Renee Photography (1 + 3) | Tony Gambino Photography (2)

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We invite you to join us as Lauren and Jonathan will be tying the NOT at the first Chattanooga NotWedding tomorrow night at Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza. There are still a few tickets available so grab yours here now!

Event Highlight: The 2nd Wichita NotWedding

  • November 12, 2014

Wichita sure knows how to put on a show. Between the luxe details, epic dance party, and chocolate fountain (!), the 2nd Wichita NotWedding was a night we’ll never forget. As if it couldn’t get any sweeter (see what we did there), it was all under the roof of the regal Eaton Venue, which kind of made us feel like we were at an Oscar’s after party. We’re excited to share some of the fun with you today — we hope you love it as much as we did!

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Save the Date | Bachelorette Party Styled Shoot | Sappy Love Story | Rehearsal Dinner | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

The elegant, old Hollywood vibe of the Wichita NotWedding (not to mention our drop-dead gorgeous NotCouple!) made us feel like we were in a black and white movie. Our Wichita vendors were challenged to create tailored, formal, and borderline masculine pieces, while still appealing to a bride. What they came up with was classic, glam, and timeless — and we were beyond impressed.

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Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom): Typewriter, Khaki Bedford | Tablescape, Bryce Covey | Chalk Lettering, Molly Jacques | Invitation, Watermark Stationery | Swatches, James Nord | Sid Mashburn, Heather Clawson | Dress, Marissa Webb (Spring 2014) | Festiva Maxima, Ingalls Photography | Gown, Vera Wang (Spring 2014)

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Venue: The Eaton Venue | Catering: Blue Moon Caterers | Catering: Empire Catering | Alcohol + Signature Drink: Xclusive Event Services | Event Rentals: Ray Party Rentals | Linens: Classically Covered | Linen + Chavari Chairs: Bowman & Co. | Photography + Save the Date Shoot: Jennifer Miller Photography | Photography + Styled Shoot: Darrin Hackney Photography | Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: Merrick Rhodes Photography | Videography: Nick Miller Films | Day-Of Coordination + Production: Events & Design by Ashley | Event + Floral Design (Even Table Numbers): Events & Design by Ashley | Event + Floral Design (Personal Flowers + Odd Table Numbers): Magnolia Floral Studio | Stationery (Invitations, Menus, Catering Cards + Paper Accents: Alicia’s Paper Co. | Attire (Wedding Dress, Groom + Groomsmen Attire, Bridesmaid Dresses): “I Do” Bridal & Tux | Attire (Flower Girls): Rylee & Reece Kid’s Boutique | Makeup: Makeup by Iris | Hair: Brie Wallace | Nail Accessories: Fresh Spa Market | Entertainment + Lighting: Accent Mobile Music | Transportation: Spot’s Party Bus | Photobooth: TapSnap Phototainment | Wedding Cake, Cookies + Desserts: Cheri’s Bakery | Dessert Bar: Sweet Ride Soft Serve | Dessert: The Chocolate Fountain Event Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Endless Treasures Vintage Rentals | Favors: Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates | Wood Novelties + Signs: FreestyleMom | Dance Instruction: Care To Dance | Hotel: Hotel at Old Town | Travel: The Travel Junkie, LLC | Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Sparkling Wine: Ferrari | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | Media Partners: flower MagazineThe KnotSPLURGE! Magazine

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If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out the 2014/2015 schedule and get in on the fun yourself.