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For those of you who couldn’t get enough of the dreamy Watercolor wedding we posted on Wednesday (right, that would be all of us!), we’re fixin’ to continue the party with Natalie and Wade’s wedding film! Celia Hilton of Momentus Films sent it our way, and we couldn’t be happier to share it with y’all.

Click here to see the gorgeous fashion and ceremony and here to see the reception details. We also put together a Get the Look board for your planning pleasure!

P.S. Ready for some more clips? Here are a few past favorites:
A Southern winter wedding from Inkspot Crow
A glamorous Charleston wedding from Elysium Productions
A sweet South Florida shoot from Cabana Pictures

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Amanda Noel reply

    This made me tear up a little! Beautiful.

  2. avatar Lucy Clement reply

    I’m crying and I dont even know this couple. WOW. What a beautiful film and story. Love it!

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Y’all is it bad that my arms hurt a little from carrying boxes full of magazines? We’ve just sent off a ton of glossy pages and now I think my arms need a rest. Luckily, I had some fun product searching to do (one of my favorite things!) and got to put this post together. We’ll leave the weight training for later.

Natalie + Wade’s wedding (here + here) is one we love for not only it’s dreamy colors and venue, but for the customizable details that reflect their personality. If you want to get the same look, you’re in the right place!

A. Reminders of the new couple’s love and marriage were abounding at N + W’s wedding! We like how zinc letters acted as table decor.

B. Offering a basket full of parasols was a clever way to keep the sun out of guests faces while looking mighty pretty.

C. Natalie + Wade’s family and friends traveled from Tennessee and Texas to attend their Florida wedding. We think providing mixed CDs of the couple’s favorite love songs for the drive back was a brilliant idea! Package them in kraft holders like these. We also love these from Kraft and Jute — they have stitching on the sides!

D. We loved seeing photos of Natalie + Wade’s family strung throughout the reception site. Get the same effect with some twine and cute clothespins like the stained ones we found here.

E. The smallest details are often the ones that stand out to us. We love how the couple chose to mix and match ribbons and lace for their escort cards and tags. We think this thin velvet number is too perfect.

F. We think Natalie + Wade’s “Here Comes the Bride” banner was adorable. Make your own with some burlap, ribbon, paint and stencils from a craft store or buy one here.

G. Natalie had the right idea when she added a wreath to her hair adornments. After you take the veil off for the reception, you’ll still look fab with a sparkly headband. We love this one from Twigs and Honey.

H. The mixed and matched bridesmaids dresses at Natalie + Wade’s wedding were a wonderful way to coordinate ‘maids with different styles. We love this option from J.Crew in graphite.

I. There’s no denying that Natalie’s sparkly bow shoes were a hit! Follow in her footsteps with the same pair from Kate Spade. If you’re looking for something a bit different but equally scintillating, might we suggest this pair from BHLDN or this pair?

J. Wishing trees are a sweet way for guests to give you well-wishes, advice, thanks, or cute notes during the wedding. Provide some tags for them to fill in. We think these are adorable.

K. The hanging jars of flowers and tea lights caught our eye at the ceremony and reception. Achieve the same look with mason jars and pink ribbon — just be sure that they’re well secure and won’t fall! (We suggest browsing online for more secure wire hangers that you can attach ribbon to. Try here and here.)

L. The glittering banner at N + W’s reception caught our eye! Put a little sparkle in your guests’ eyes with a similar one, like this. Or maybe you’d like to make your own? We like these simple instructions.

M. Store favors or programs in a rustic wooden box or crate. We love this one for it’s chalkboard side!

N. Natalie decided to include a bouquet tile with her gorgeous blooms. The little addition can include a meaningful quote or your married monogram and wedding date.

Take a look at past “Get the Look” features from V4:
Romantic Plantation Wedding
Colorful Inn Wedding

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole

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Do y’all scour Etsy like I do sometimes? I love finding cool new items that we can feature on the blog in some way. Natalie + Wade were pros at this, too. Their wedding consisted of many heartfelt details, like family photos and fun customized props, but also many Etsy finds that made their day full of handmade charm. We love how the couple infused the wedding with their favorite memories while dating. The part that I love the most? The mixed CDs that the newlyweds made for guests’ drive back home, which were full of love songs that N + W traded while living apart. Thanks again to Tec Petaja for sharing this wedding with us in V4!

What was the design inspiration for your reception? I wanted the reception to be very whimsical/Anthropologie-inspired/vintage with lots of pretty elements. I spent months browsing through various wedding blogs, the new BHLDN website, and Etsy for typewriters, chalkboards, tags, vintage bottles, birdcages and other pretty elements.
Bride’s favorite detail of the wedding: I enjoyed planning and preparing the creative elements of our wedding, which included typed love letters, a “key to happiness” tree and the Polaroid guest book. I also loved our favors that we did through Wade’s company, We designed a couple of different logos, and had canvas tote bags, plastic cups, sunglasses and travel journals made for the guests. I also spent time over the last year taking snap shots of the area and had postcards made for everyone. We also had CDs made by Kraft and Jute with our favorite love songs for guests to have for the drive back to Texas or Tennessee.
Groom’s favorite detail of the wedding: I loved the ceremony in the garden. It was like a movie. The garden was intimate and so beautiful.
Tell us a bit about your first dance. During the first month we were dating, Wade and I made each other mixed CDs. He made me a Nashville mix of all country songs and he put a song on it by LeAnn Rimes called “Some People.” We played it on repeat for months. It was everything we felt for each other, but weren’t exactly telling the other, so when it came down to picking a song for the first dance, we knew it was the perfect song.
What was the funniest moment? What was the scariest? The funniest moment was when I looked around and realized that everyone was wearing props from the photo booth on the dance floor. Wade’s company sells promotional products, so we decided to make old school neon sunglasses with “N + W” on one of the arms for everyone to wear at the reception. They were a huge hit on the dance floor. The scariest moments were when three guests were rushed to the hospital due to heat exhaustion. All three recovered, which made for a good story.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are starting our life together in Nashville. I’m going to start working for Wade’s company, which should be fun. We are looking forward to all the fun that goes along with married life — lots of home-cooked meals, traveling, the joy of having someone to come home to and eventually, children.

Photographer: Tec Petaja // Videographer: Celia Hilton // Planner: Watercolor Inn and Resort // Ceremony Venue: Western Lake Park at Watercolor Inn and Resort // Reception Venue: The Boathouse at Watercolor Inn and Resort // Florist: Bella Flora // Wedding Cake Baker: Confections on the Coast // Caterer: Fish Out of Water // Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG and J. Crew // Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Hair Stylist: Katie Carter // Makeup Artist: Two Fishes Artistry // Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade // Bride’s Jewelry: Grandmother of the bride’s // Bride’s Veil or Hair Accessory: Toni Federici veil, BHLDN wreath // Groom’s Fashion: J. Crew // Groomsmen Fashion: J. Crew // Paper Goods: Save the dates by Posh Paperie, invitations by Rock Scissor Paper, programs and maps by Jennifer Lane // Rentals: Bella Flora // Linens: Bella Flora // Favors: Kraft and Jute // Lighting: Bella Flora

Love this wedding? Here are a few past posts we think you might enjoy:
Two peeks at our V2 editorial set in Watercolor (here + here)
Natalia + Levi’s pink and vintage-whimsical wedding here and here

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Melissa Schollaert reply

    Ooo, that cake is dreamy! Love. Beautiful photos Tec!

  2. avatar Half Orange Photography reply

    That reception venue, her dress and her flowers are absolutely to die for! Beautiful wedding!

  3. avatar Tim Duncan reply

    So many things to love about this wedding – the photography, the colors, the venue, the flowers, and that cake!! Wow!

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