With a new season in the clear view, without further ado it’s time to reveal our Fall 2018/Winter 2019 issue!
And the October/November cover?
Just as San Marcos’s Chez Balliet was the perfect venue for Tenley’s vision to fall into place, her beautiful backyard wedding shot to the top of our cover contenders when we scrolled through her album, captured by Feather & Stone.
The only contest was which image to pick—a shot of Tenley stunning on her own, cuddly with her hubby, or even closeups of details to die for.
In the end, we opted for a snapshot of love shown in the loyalist of all ways. That is, a bride surrounded by her best friends who’ve stood by her before, during, and after her big day.
From florals by Oak & the Owl and gowns in a slew pastel, glittery, and mauve hues, the image, much like Taylor & Tenley’s love story, is burned in our hearts (OK, and Pinterest boards) forever.
For a little insight: After years of pursuing romance in the public eye on ABC’s The Bachelor and other shows, Tenley landed her guy in a less lavish way—on a blind date that, thanks to a lesson in stick shift in a 1964 Ford pickup, ran five hours late. Hey, we all have our tastes!
Our Fall 2018/Winter 2019 issue is packed with hers and other real brides’ big-day details, Instagrammable touches, breathtaking venues, and more.
One could argue it’s our favorite issue to date, thanks to the 26 other couples who’ve been there, done that, and shared it to give us planning motivation galore. If over a decade of publishing Exquisite Weddings has taught us anything, it’s that the purest inspiration comes from those who’ve experienced it all before!
THE TALENT BEHIND THE REAL WEDDING COVER:
Cake and Desserts: Hey There, Cupcake!, JoJo’s Creamery
Calligraphy: Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co.
Catering: A Miho Experience
Dress (Bride): Lillian West, Something Bleu; The Veiled Beauty
Dress (Bridesmaids): Bhldn, Lulus
Entertainment: Ottopilot, Dart Collective
Florals: Oak & the Owl
Hair: A.M.L. & Company
Installations: Back Up Backdrops
Linens: La Tavola
Makeup: Ashley Fierro
Menswear: Bonobos, The Tie Bar
Paper: Danielle Leopold Designs
Photo Booth: AmigoBooth
Photography: Feather & Stone
Rentals: Folklore, The Hostess Haven, Bright Event Rentals
Rings: Lyles-DeGrazier, Zhedora
Venue: Chez Balliet
Videography: Sculpting With Time Productions