Southern wedding of the week Every now and then we get a wedding where the couple really looks truly, madly and deeply in love, and, after a quick look through nicole + danny wedding pictures, there no question this couple was ecstatic on their wedding day. (Kudos to rachel from millie holloman photography for so expertly capturing the heartfelt emotion of the day and courtney arnold of stellar events for executing the north carolina affair. )Stunning in a short, pleated frock from lillian banderas, nicole reminds us that it isn the long white gown that makes your wedding day but the hot aqua patent stilettos from valentino!As a fan of allwhite blooms, i especially love the sophisticated floral arrangements from salt harbor designs. Emily's note:Can i just say i don't know much about what my eventual wedding will look like, but i sure hope i have as big of a smile on my face as i walk down the aisle as nicole did.She is beaming! How did the two of you meet?Tell us your story.We meet just over three years ago.I was working as a fashion editor at ocean drive magazine in miami, florida and danny was working as a rep for wesc, a swedish clothing company.Wesc was launching the brand in miami and came into the magazine for a meeting to promote their brand.Danny, along with his associates, invited us to the launch party later that evening.My best friend, meagan, and i decided to go to the party and had the best night!Danny and i were in touch the next day and started dating. Describe the proposal.Danny proposed to me in buenos aires, argentina just two days after my sister wedding.My sister was married on my father's estancia in salta, argentina in april 2009.Danny and i had been talking about getting married and engaged for months.I had no idea when he would actually pop the question.His plan was to wait until after my sister wedding to propose.After the wedding, danny and i had planned to spend a few days in buenos aires for fun.The second night we were there, i wanted to make dinner plans with friends of ours who were visiting for my sister wedding, but danny really wanted to go to dinner by ourselves after spending so much time with family and friends during the wedding.I agreed, not giving it a second thought.We went to a really cool restaurant in an old city mansion and were having a great evening.On the walk back to the apartment in buenos aires, danny suggested that we take a walk around the square located directly in front of the apartment:A little city plaza with a monument and fountain.I had no idea why he would want to walk through there.As we were turning the corner around the monument, danny stopped and said,"Look at that on the wall. "There was graffiti and i was baffled at what he was trying to get at.He looked at me and said,"Don't you remember in high school, when you would text that? "That when i realized that the scrawled on the wall was code for love you.By the time i turned around to look at him, he was down on one knee with a ring in his hand.I was in total shock.I had known he was the one i was going to be with forever, but i had no idea when he was going to propose and certainly did not think it would happen on that trip.The graffiti was a total coincidence!He claims he had no idea how we was going to lead into the proposal and that he was really nervous, but when he looked up and saw the numbers it clicked!The location of the proposal was very special to me because the balcony at our family apartment in buenos aires looks over the plaza.We have not been back since the proposal in april, but i know it will be such a beautiful reminder every time we visit. Three adjectives that describe the day are:Exciting, comforting www.agebc.com/special-occasion-dresses/homecoming-dresses.html and crazy fun! What was the design inspiration for your wedding?Simple and sophisticated.We wanted everything to be very clean and elegant.We both love and appreciate design and wanted to incorporate nice details without over doing it. What was your favorite design element of your big day?I have to say the dining room(And especially the dinning room tables! )Was my favorite design element!We were able to create a sort of u shape with the tables that lined the dance floor.It made for the most intimate setting, and it was just as we had imagined our wedding:A large agebc australia dinner party with all of our closest friends and family.We did not use linens on the tables, as they already had such a rich color and texture.Instead, we decorated with lots of glass, candlelight and flowers for a really clean and crisp feel. Our favorite detail of the wedding was:At weddings in argentina at midnight, guests always pass out crazy has, noisemakers and party favor, so we decided to incorporate this tradition into our wedding.After a couple of hours of dancing, all the fun supplies were passed out and it took the party to another level!We had masks, boas, hats, crazy glasses and even glow sticks.I also loved the macaroon tower that was part of our candy bar. Tell us about finding your wedding dress:I love wearing shorts and short dresses, so i assumed i would wear a short dress for my wedding.I went to try on dresses with my motherinlaw and found a dress i loved.To my surprise, it was a long beautiful wedding gown, and i just didn't feel quite myself so decided not to buy it.At that moment, i knew i had to go with a dress that was really a reflection of me and my personality.I called my friend lillian, who is a stylist and designer and who had designed my dress for my sister wedding, and asked if she would make a dress for mine.We had so much fun working on a design together.We looked loads of inspiration images and went to all types of fabric stores.And, stepbystep, i would go for fittings and she would keep tweaking the dress slightly.I am obsessed with bows i wear a bow charm necklace everyday and she managed to incorporate it on to the back of the belt she made to go around my waist.The best surprise of the dress was she had sewn in a blue lining with white polka dots.This was my"Something blue. "She nailed the dress!If i were a dress, i would look like the one she made for Cheap Bridesmaid Dresses Australia me. Millie holloman is a southern weddings sponsor. Hi mandy!Just my two cents, and they might not be the best two cents because i'm christian, not jewish.But for what it's worth, i think it's a great idea to have a beautiful, keepsake marriage certificate.Writing the certificate in http://www.agebc.com/special-occasion-dresses/cocktail-dresses.html hebrew, etc. ), I think you're okay! I'm a ketubah artist, and i've been making ketubahlikedocuments for couples of all faiths for 14 years!It is absolutely appropriate.You might choose to have your wedding vows turned into a work or art, or have a quaker wedding certificate that everyone at the wedding signs(A lot of couples are using these now instead of guest books).Or use any wording that is meaningful to you! I suspect your guests will find your use of a work of art in your ceremony quite lovely and beautiful.I can't imagine anyone thinking it's odd. (Unless, like emily wrote, you write it in hebrew or include the jewish date or something! )Hi mandy, i was raised orthodox jewish back in israel, and back then, if someone would told me or my family/friends that nonjewish are using ketubahs, they would raise an eyebrow or laugh.This way anyone that love the art can write any text inside.I called it once vowwow.But ketubah is an ok term for it too.You name it, it seems like almost as soon as it comes on the scene, it's hit the saturation point.Personally i'm not yet tired of books/libraries/bookstores in engagement shoots.I think it really depends on the couple, though.If you're holding a vintage camera just to hold a vintage camera, to me, that's pretty silly.Think of something that's meaningful to you, your fiance, and your relationship, and even if it's"Overdone"In wedding world, you can't really go wrong. Mandy, go for it!I'm not jewish either, but when my fiance and i were planning our wedding, she taught me about the tradition of the ketubah.I fell in love it, and as a nature photographer and artist, found a deep connection to the idea.So much that i became a ketubah artist myself. Most of my customers are interfaith, multicultural and nonjewish couples.People love that they can have a work of art displayed in their home that forever symbolizes their wedding vows.The key is finding the art that personally calls out to you.Luckily, these days there are many ketubah artists(Like melissa and moshe above), with such diverse styles, that everyone can find a ketubah that they love.