The 3rd Athens NotWedding: Save the Date

  • September 18, 2014

Savanna + Matt

We are still oohing and aahing over the Athens NotWedding – the beauty of the event and the sweetness of our couple. Chloe Giancola Photography did an incredible job showcasing the beautiful city as well as the tenderness of Savanna and Matt’s relationship in this oh-so-fun save the date shoot. Enjoy these photos as we all anxiously await the event highlight next week.

We celebrated Savanna and Matt as they renewed their vows and tied the NOT at the third Athens NotWedding last month at The Classic Center. If you missed it, stay tuned as we’ll be sharing the entire event highlight next week!

“I wanted to include different locations around the city, so whether you are from Athens, live there or never been, you could get a feel for our city. When I found out that Matt and Savanna were actually musicians, I loved the idea of including his guitar, and walking around downtown like they really would on a date night. The juxtaposition of downtown Athens and a garden on campus summed up some of the beautiful features that Athens is known for. The perfect way to end the shoot was on top of the parking garage with the city below.”

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Photography: Chloe Giancola Photography | Save the Date: The Creative Porcupine | Floral Crown + Bouquet: Bud and Bloom | Makeup: Elijana Cosmetics | Jewelry: Jessie Jordan Jewelry | Location: Founders Memorial Garden and Downtown Athens, GA | Models: Savanna + Matt

Kelly + Josh’s Sappy Love Story: The 1st Denver NotCouple

  • September 16, 2014

After meeting through a network of close friends in college, Kelly and Josh enjoyed two years of deep, beautiful friendship. That friendship turned to falling in love and they have chosen to love ever since. They were married in 2013 and their relationship is authentic, challenging and inspiring for all – and we are honored to celebrate them as they renew their wedding vows this week.

We are thrilled to celebrate Kelly and Josh as they tie the NOT at the very first Denver NotWedding at the McNichols Building at Civic Center on Thursday! We hope that you will join us for the party – grab your ticket here

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“I first knew I was in love with Josh during my freshman year of college…he was the leader of the student-lead ministry that I was a part of and we became close friends. At first, I thought he would never even look my way (he was “that” guy that every girl LOVED) but as our friendship grew, I could see that he saw me for who I was and was constantly challenging and encouraging me. I just kept praying that either The Lord would take my feelings away or he would direct Josh’s affections for me. After two years of praying for this, Josh told me that he was in love with me and asked if he could date me (wrong order, I know!)…I was shocked. The Lord’s timing was everything and the rest is history!”

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“Kelly is obsessed with tree houses and I managed to find one overlooking a lake to propose to her in. I took her for a morning ‘date’, led her up to the tree house where her favorite flowers lay, read a Scripture that defines our marriage and popped the question with the ring that she only dreamed of getting. After asking the question, I washed her feet as the first act of our future together.”

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Photography Credits:
Sarah Marie Photography & Design

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We invite you to join us as Kelly and Josh will be tying the NOT at the very first Denver NotWedding on Thursday (9.18) at the McNichols Building at Civic Center. There are still a few tickets available so grab yours here now! 

Event Highlight: The 1st Chicago NotWedding

  • September 15, 2014

“Aren’t you somethin’ to admire? ‘Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror. And I can’t help but notice, You reflect in this heart of mine.” Jump into these gorgeous photos from the 1st Chicago NotWedding and you can almost hear Justin Timberlake serenading you. We were literally blown away in the Windy City – from the breathtaking views of City View Loft to the crazy talented vendors and the absolutely beautiful cast. It is with great pleasure that we share this inaugural event highlight with you – enjoy! 

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Hype Video | Save the Date | Bridal Styled Shoot | Sappy Love Story | Rehearsal Dinner | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Is this a wedding or an Oscars after party? Chicago vendors were challenged to think of ways to be tailored, formal and almost masculine while still appealing to a bride. This old Hollywood, Justin Timberlake vibe coupled with our model couple, Ashley and Brian, really couldn’t be better. Hats off to you, Chicago!

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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: City View Loft | Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering | Rehearsal Dinner: City View Loft | Event Rentals + Specialty Linens: Ultrapom Event Rental | Photography + Save the Date: Megan Saul Photography | Photography + Styled Shoot: John Dart Photography | Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: Booth Photographics | Save the Date Video + Stationery: Amelia Street Studio | Video: Spiel | Day-Of Coordination: Canvas Weddings | Floral + Event Design (Tables 2, 5 + Head Table): Ryan Alexander Events | Floral + Event Design (Tables 1, 4 + Ceremony Backdrop): The Bread & Butterfly: Handcrafted Weddings | Floral + Event Design (Tables 3 + 6): Naturally Yours Events | Invitations: Chykalophia Design | Programs: OrangeBeautiful | Menus + Catering Cards: Sugar Pear Design | Wedding Dress: Dame Couture | Bridesmaid Attire: Rent the Runway | Groomsmen Attire: Menguin | Hair + Makeup: Bride Style Beauty | Accessories: The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery | Jewelry: Simply Wood Rings | Entertainment: Gussied | Ceremony Music: Neil Dixon Smith, Guitarist | Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Company | Doodlebooth: Doodlebooth | Poetry/Guest Book: Poemgrown | Wedding Cake + Desserts: Courageous Bakery | Tabletop Vintage Rentals: re:find Joy | Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: flower Magazine, The Knot, Modern Weddings, Modern Luxury (CS), Bouquet Catcher

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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.

The 2nd Wichita NotWedding: Save the Date

  • September 12, 2014

Introducing Erin + Will

We can’t get enough of the juxtaposition in this shoot – the classy, sophisticated love birds against the natural Kansas landscape is just stunning. It allows for the personality to pop with a polite nod to the Midwest. Jennifer Miller Photography and Nick Miller Films captured it all beautifully – power couple, for real.

We will be celebrating Erin and Will as they renew their vows and tie the NOT at the second Wichita NotWedding on October 14th at Eaton Venue. We invite you to join us for the party – tickets are available for purchase online here.

“We decided to shoot at a peach and apple orchard near Wichita, KS and set up an elegant picnic with champagne. On the way to the orchard, we saw this beautiful white house and thought it would be perfect for their dressy attire, so we went up and knocked on the door! The day I shot the save the date was the WINDIEST day I have ever taken pictures on, but I love how you can hardly tell in the photos.”

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Photography: Jennifer Miller Photography | Cinematography: Nick Miller Films | Styling: Events by Ashley | Venue: Entz Orchard | Cookies: Cheri’s Bakery Wichita | Male Wardrobe: Johnston’s Clothiers