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The Surprise That This Bride Never Saw Coming

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    Photo: Courtesy of Emily Delamater/100 Layer Cake.

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    When it comes to wedding inspiration, nothing is quite so magical as seeing what real couples do for their big day. That's why 100 Layer Cake is our source for peeping the most beautiful ways brides and grooms say "I do," featuring weddings from Australia to Napa. Brides, beware: You're going to want to pin just about everything you see. And, even if you're not engaged, you'll want to check it out just to enjoy the love story.
    Woodsy weddings are inherently romantic. There’s something magical about being under towering trees with your loved ones. Add a babbling creek, a historic inn, and Portia and Desmond’s incredible style, and you have an unforgettable vintage-meets-French-chateau-meets-shabby-chic wedding. We also love the dreamy pastel tones captured oh-so-beautifully by Emily Delamater.

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    But, the most unforgettable part for Portia? "There were so many special moments," she said, "but my favorite is when my husband surprised me by serenading me during our reception. He has a beautiful, full voice but he never sings publicly, so it was truly touching that he shared his voice with me on our special day in front of all our family and friends. With a few of his friends playing the guitar, banjo, and tambourine, he walked me over to the dance floor, sat me down, and sang 'You Send Me' by Otis Redding. I was trying not to tear up the whole time. He blew me and everyone else away!"

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