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For those that need some help in relaxing or know someone that could use a prize pack to create the perfect day then our {Navy and Lavender Contest} was for them.  {Navy and Lavender} has mastered the art of gift giving and can be the perfect spot for anyone looking for a gift for someone or themselves.  With the ability to give away the gift package of the winners choice from Navy and Lavender, we had to ask our readers: who in your life deserves a gift?  Or is it you?  Congratulations to Mollie D who share with us about her sister!

Congrats to Mollie D. and her sister!  We know you will pick out a prize your sister will love and hopefully she can share it with you! Please email me at {laura_e at iloveswmag dot com} with your contact info and we can get you in touch with the team over at Navy and Lavender.

For all those that want to be our next winner check out our latest contest {Custom Programs} and have a lovely weekend!

Or for those that can’t get enough of Navy and Lavender then head over to their website and enjoy 10% off your total purchase at check out with the following code N&LPromo09. (Offer good till June 22nd.)

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If you enjoyed Renee and Jesse’s classic color palette of black and white you will love today’s post from the talented Karen Tran. She shows us how to play up such a classic color palette in some unique and modern ways to add some flare to your day! You can find even more of Karen’s inspiring posts here: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV and XVI.

This classic black and white wedding is quite simple, but oh so elegant. There are very few ‘black’ blooms out there, so I used white anemonies with the black center. To obtain this combination, use hardware such as black glasses and charger plates to enhance your tablescape. Be playful with your linens and introduce an intriguing pattern for the table. The whimsical chaircovers sets the sexy and firty tone for this inspiration.

image sources: Photography {Darin Fong Photography}, Linens {Wildflower Linens}, Chairs {Cameleon Chairs}, Florist {Karen Tran Florals}

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  1. avatar Karen Trane reply

    Where are the black and white macaroons from?

  2. avatar Southern Weddings reply

    Hi Karen,Check out MadMacNYC.Com for help on macaroons!Laura E

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Grey, white and black can be great wedding colors.  Although, one might think they are dark and not much for accent; the true is it is perfect for formal and sophisticated receptions.  Take this wedding of Renee + Jesse.  The two chose grey, white and black and it was exceptional.  These beautiful shots were taken by {Brandy J Photography} and the recepetion took place at {Romer’s Catering and Events}.  Renee’s drop dead gorgeous dress came from {Cincinnati’s European Bridal}. To see more from this Ohio wedding, check out Brandy J’s {Blog}.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story: Jesse is the best friend of my sister’s husband, Ben. My sister and brother-in-law introduced us.
Describe the proposal: A Friday evening, after work, we decided to go out to eat. With our bellies full, we decided we should dance in the living room! I got out my Carole King record, and played my favorite song, “You are my Friend.” Halfway through the song, I was bummed out that Jesse was just kneeling down, and not dancing with me! Finally, he got my attention, and asked me to be his wife! (Yes…I was oblivious!)
What attracted me to my husband was: His wonderful sense of humor, adventurous nature, quick-witted comments, and stunning good looks!
Why do you love your husband? I love him because I thoroughly enjoy every moment we are together. We both enjoy learning, laughing, traveling, and each others company.
What attracted me to my wife was: Nice, funny, hot, and we have a good time together
The weather on our wedding day was: A beautiful 40 degrees and sunny in February! No snow!
What was the design inspiration for your wedding? I wanted all classic, yet contemporary colors, so I thought that black, gray, and white was the way to go!
Favorite design element of your big day: The feathers! We had feathers on the bridesmaids dresses and in the centerpieces!
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: We went to “The Bridal District” in Cincinnati, and after trying many dresses on that were very pretty (but also very blah), my mother told me I needed to try on “this dress.” I saw the gaudy flower on the side and my heart skipped a beat! Once I had it on….it was the one!
Describe your wedding flowers: I hate roses! Therefore, I did not want ANY roses in the arrangements! I love when the flowers match the theme, therefore, we went with any kind of odd flower that was white, black, or gray!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: all of our wonderful friends and families!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Sticking to a budget! (Oh…the things I could have done with a million dollars!)
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Walking down the aisle with my father, and seeing Jesse for the first time in his tux. He was waiting for me at the end of the aisle smiling. Once he took my hand, he told me, “You look stunning!” Also…the kiss was right up there too!
Hardest decision you made in planning? Nothing was too hard… the hardest part was finding time to make sure everything was completed!
The most unexpected event on our wedding day was: I had a bouquet full of white roses! I despise roses in arrangements! I only like to grow them! I ended up stealing my matron of honor’s bouquet!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: unforgettable, fun, and short!
What advice would you give to someone planning their wedding? Try to pay for as much as possible before the wedding, so you are not bombarded when you return from your honeymoon. It was such a relief to come home to only one bill!
Best advice or most memorable comment someone made to you during the wedding celebration. “This is the best day of your life, enjoy every minute of it!”
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Spending a long life together laughing and watching our children and grandchildren grow up alongside our parents, brothers and sisters, and their children.
Any DIY items? I was a spray painting fool! There isn’t anything you can’t spray paint! Most of our twigs and sticks were spray-painted! Not to mention, I had Jesse cut down a tree and we spray painted that too! My mother and I looked online and found many different decorations from a variety of sites too!

Congratulation to Renee and Jesse! We wish you many happy days to come!

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  1. avatar Courtney Craver reply

    What an amazing wedding! Gorgeous details! We would love to be featured on your blog sometime!The Sublime Blog

  2. avatar Kate Webber reply

    I LOVE the black, white and gray! The bouquet and bridesmaids photos are wonderful palettes!

  3. avatar Jen Korte (Bridesmaid) reply

    The wedding was beautiful and amazing just like we knew it would be. Renee and Jesse were so happy, it was great being a part of something so special.

  4. avatar Brooke Swaney-bridesmaid reply

    What a perfect day this was for a couple that is so perfect for each other! I’m so glad that you chose this incredible couple for your blog.

  5. avatar Garrett reply

    This is such a great winter wedding! Congrats to the B&G and EVERYONE involved. Fantastic!

  6. avatar T. R. Kramer reply

    OMG. The wedding was beautiful and tons of fun. It is so great to witness true love.

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