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This Bride Went 100% Minimalistic With Her Dress + It's SO Good

Erin Lepperd

There's a major wedding trend towards minimalism right now and it has found its way to bridal gowns. Structured, simple elegance is the foundation of this Rosa Clara gown which fits perfectly with the effortless beauty of this Pacific Northwest celebration. Crafted around elegant greenery and ivory florals at the hands of Kaleb Norman James, feast your eyes on a wedding au naturel through the lens of O'Malley Photographers. From Planner & Florist, Kaleb Norman James Designs... Grace came to me with a single photo as the inspiration for her wedding. When she handed me her phone, the image was of one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Positano, Italy, on the Amalfi Coast. Grace had seen this photo randomly on Pinterest, not knowing where it was. I'm sure when she saw my facial expression she thought I was crazy, but after explaining my connection to this place and how many times I've traveled to Positano for the main reason being that restaurant, I think we both knew we were meant to work together. Grace & Phillips poise and demeanor, matched with their effortless kindness, created the rest of the inspiration I needed for designing their wedding. We kept everything very light and ethereal, again, almost effortless. The white linens, matched with white floral and clear glass throughout the place settings, let the organic nature of all the greenery that climbed up the walls and across the beams make the focal statement it needed to. The paper goods were simple, yet elegant and intentional. The simplicity of Grace's gown matched perfectly, letting the richness of the sleeves and neckline do the talking, as opposed to any ornate lacework or beading. The wedding was a celebration of their love for each other and their love for the friends and family. Nothing was fussy or overdone as it needed to reflect Grace & Phillip in a way that everyone would know their wedding was uniquely, custom made for them.

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Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Event Planning: Kaleb Norman James Design | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara | Cake: Felicitations | Stationary: La Happy | Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Make-up: Erin Skipley | Hair: Erin Skipley | Calligraphy: La Happy | Groom's Suit: Custom | Donuts: Roche Harbor Resort | Roche Harbor Resort: Roche Harbor Resort