If you’ve been dreaming of something intimate for your wedding day, you are sure to be inspired by this Mount Rainier elopement from Jenifer Michelle Photography. The bride and groom exchanged vows just the two of them on the mountainside, then held a small backyard ceremony and reception for friends and family the next day. The details are perfectly sweet, overflowing with meaning, love, and laughter.
There were a lot of DIY elements to this wedding. We made the brides bouquet in the back of the car on the way up to Mount Rainier (which may or may not have included clippings from the bushes at the gas station, and flowers on the side of the road).
Exchanging vows with just the two of us (and our fave photog obviously!) present on the mountain. Being 100% focused on us and our love.
All of the centerpieces and florals were assembled by us the day of, including the flower girl’s beautiful crown. The groom made the alter himself with PVC pipes, paint, sheer curtains, and fake greenery from Michaels!
We envisioned simple elegance for our wedding. I wanted to focus on beautiful, timeless details and a color scheme to match. So we decided on mainly white and gold with pops of green throughout. I think our vision was executed perfectly, from the gorgeous white roses, to the sparkly gold table runners and twinkle lights, to the personalized green leaf place cards. Some of my other favorite details were our succulent favors, beautiful handmade food & bar signs & delicious macaroons.
Enjoy planning and being engaged! It lasts a lot longer than your wedding day will. Try to stay within budget, but don’t overly stress about it either. As long as you’re married to the life of your life at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
Photography | Jenifer Michelle Photography | Ceremony Venue | Mount Rainier National Park | Reception Venue | Private Residence | Planning | Joy Up Design Events | Florals | Costco | Stationery | Vistaprint | Videography | Liam Colter | Cake | Safeway | Rentals | Celebrations | Calligraphy | Stephanie Hoff | Desserts | sugarette city | Wedding Dress | Adrianna Papell | Submitted via Matchology
Here at Glamour & Grace we cherish all that is timeless and sentimental moments are our favorites! One of the most intimate and special moments on a wedding day is giving a gift to your fiancé the morning of the big day. Choosing a memorable gift that can last a lifetime is a lot of pressure. We absolutely love Movado‘s heritage quality timepieces from Kay Jewelers. These one of a kind moments call for one of a kind gifts and their designs are the perfect blend of modern and timeless you can’t go wrong with. A watch is a perfect wedding gift, especially as something special to wear each anniversary to remind you of that first feeling on your wedding day!
We can’t wait for you to be inspired by this gorgeous Chicago elopement showcasing the act of giving and the love shared on a wedding day. This bride and groom enjoy an intimate and relaxing time getting ready together before they say “I do”, wherein the bride surprises her Mr-to-be with a gorgeous Movado watch from Kay Jewelers. The classic black timepiece is perfect for this modern groom and looks oh so dapper with his suit!
The selection of beautiful Movado watches from Kay Jewelers makes it easy to share the love, so don’t forget your maid of honor. Your bestie has stood by your side through all your planning woes, thanking her with a gorgeous rose gold watch is a must (and will have her looking chic too!)
Who doesn’t want to elope on a rooftop with some stylish watches after seeing this amazing inspiration? And we hope we’ve given you some great ideas for gifting when it comes to your big day!
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Get ready for the sweetest Wisconsin wedding from our favorites The Ganeys! It may have rained right after the ceremony, but this couple was all smiles. We love the monarch butterfly in the bride’s bouquet to represent her grandmother, such a darling detail. The bride also sewed a piece of her mother’s gown inside her own and wore her sister’s veil. The result was a day filled to the brim with sentimental details!
I am all about natural, subtle colors so of course that fueled my vision for the day. I also love the greens a golf course provides so I wanted a mix of earthy, rustic with an elegant and vintage feel and Oneida was perfect for that!
I wanted to my bridesmaids to feel comfortable and not break the bank so I allowed them to find and choose their own dress style keeping within the desired shade of purple and grey I wanted. For my dress, I went into dress shopping with an open mind but knew my dress right away because I found I was constantly comparing other dresses to it. My dress was the perfect combination of what I wanted to feel on my wedding day, elegant with a vintage feel and of course some lace!
Something special for me was the heart shaped piece of fabric from my mothers wedding dress sown into my dress above my heart with blue stitching. My seamstress is a family friend and had cut up my mothers wedding dress to make 4 baptism gowns, one for each of my sisters and I and she still had some fabric left over. To me, it was a perfect way to keep close to my heart, the love my mother has given to me that has made me able to love Nathan as much as I do. The respect, kindness and understanding she and my father have for one another is inspiration for me to always be conscientious of how I treat and love Nathan.
Buds’n’Blooms did the flowers, decorations, corsages, and boutonnieres for our wedding and as always, they did a wonderful job. I had wanted succulents, light pink roses, lilacs, white peonies, thistles, and greenery in my bouquet and they went over and above! My biceps were sore from carrying it but it was so worth it!
Above all we enjoyed being surrounded by our closest friends and family. I kept mentioning throughout the night that I felt so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life to help Nathan and I celebrate our marriage. I also enjoyed our cupcakes and late night snack of McDonalds French fries. Not only did Mr. and Mrs. Shanock sponsor our wedding at the Country Club, but also they brought in French fries from their McDonalds for our late night snack! Who doesn’t love salty French fries after drinking all night?
Photography | The Ganeys | Ceremony Venue | St. Willebrord Catholic Church | Reception Venue | Oneida Country Club | Planning & Rentals | Sash & Bow | Florals | Buds ‘n Bloom | DJ | DJ Shaun Anthony | Dress | Stella York from Tie The Knot Bridal | Hair & Makeup | Belleza For You | Transportation | Bucky’s Limosine | Film Lab | Richard Photo Lab | Submitted via Matchology