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Tropical Malibu Inspiration

How do I know where to begin with this inspiring styled wedding shoot from Julie Shuford Photography and Rise to the Occasions? I’m absolutely crazy about the blue, green, and orange color palette (hello, tropics!), and the chic details just keep on coming. It’s full of so much pretty, you’ll just have to take a look for yourself!

Tropical Malibu inspiration - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

From the photographer, Julie: The Eclectic Farmhouse set high in the hills of sunny Malibu, California with views of the pacific ocean and quirky details throughout was the perfect setting for this styled shoot designed by Rise to the Occasions and photographed by Julie Shuford Photography.

sleeveless wedding dress - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

bridal details - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

blue wedding shoes - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

grooms boutonnieres - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

leafy wedding bouquet - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

tropical place settings - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

floral arrangements - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

unique boutonnieres - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

tropical wedding drinks - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

striped place settings - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

tropical place settings - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

In keeping with the surroundings, Rise to the Occasions created rustic, whimsical florals with pops of orange and featured quirky details such as Moscow mules, jars of saffron, mismatched china, and a hanging tumbleweed (native to the area) chandelier which fit seamlessly into the details of the Eclectic Farmhouse. The bride wore a vintage dress, and royal blue heels; hair and makeup was done by makeup artist Mai Kato. Chair rentals were provided by A1 Event and Party Rentals.

Tropical Malibu inspiration - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

orange wedding inspiration - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

glitter escort cards - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

tropical tablescapes - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

tablescape inspiration - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

framed wedding signs - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

tropical wedding ideas - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

tropical place settings - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

Tropical Malibu inspiration - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration

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Tropical Malibu inspiration - photo by Julie Shuford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-malibu-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Malibu, CA / Photographer: Julie Shuford Photography / Event + Floral Design, Dishes and Decor: Rise to the Occasions / Venue: Private residence / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Models: Kathy DeStefano and Cody Ostrenga / Assistant: Alison Boyle / Hair and Makeup: Mai Kato / Rentals: A1 Event and Party Rentals

Leduc Stone Barn Wedding

Photos By: David Guenther

Groomsmen in dashing blue suits, a stunning bride in a Spanish veil, and a reception that sends our hearts aflutter – how could we possibly resist? Brett and Brittany’s wedding day came together with the talents of David Guenther, D’elle Event & Design, and Tickled Floral, who all made this glamorous and relaxed day shine as bright as fireworks.

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

From the bride, Brittany: I wanted our wedding to be bright and fun, laid back, but glamorous. Garden Party, outdoors, but not backyard BBQ – even though our caterer did BBQ our food :) Our colors were mainly bright pink and purple, but with bright green accents. My husband and his friends made all of the wood tables and the wooden cross at the alter of our ceremony. All decorations were hand made – sewed the fabric that draped on the ceiling of the tent, made a cone back drop, reused extra invites to make paper fans for all guests for the ceremony.

wedding prayer circle - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Spanish wedding veils - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Hydrangeas, Peonies, Lavender, Stock, etc.

blue groomsmen suits - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

ceremony processionals - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

hanging escort cards - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

rustic tablescapes - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Get a wedding planner, because you will go crazy without one! Don’t listen to what other people want for your wedding, do what you want and what makes you happy. Start planning early! (and saving too!) Don’t spend more than you can afford – it’s only one day of your life. Go on a honeymoon right after – you need a break!

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

red place settings - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

wedding cake tables - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

dessert tables - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

reception dances - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding


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Wedding Music:
We had a live guitar soloist, our good friend played for our ceremony and he just played whatever he wanted to! I don’t even remember what it sounded like :)
First Dance: “Never Going to Give You Up” (original song by Rick Astley) sung live by Ryan Hamilton and acoustic guitar by Ryan Jacobson.

From the photographer, David: Brett and Brittany are both super stylish, and they’re probably the coolest bride and groom I’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting. Brett hand-built every table at the reception, and the elegant style of the decor matched perfectly with his rustic craftsmanship. It’s rare to find a couple whose personal style matches so well with the style of the wedding day, but these two made it happen.

Wedding Location: Leduc, Alberta, Canada / Photographer: David Guenther / Wedding Planner: Jenni and Brianne of D’elle Event & Design / Floral Design: Tickled Floral / Venue: Leduc Stone Barn / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals “9000″ / Wedding Veil: Claireworkshop / Wedding Shoes: Upper Street / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Club Monaco / Groom’s Suit: Le 31 from La Maison Simons / Caterer: Culina Catering / Desserts: Bride’s Mother and LauraBella Treats / Cake Pops: Starbucks / DJ: Daphutur / Musicians: Ryan Hamilton and Ryan Jacobson / Wedding Invitations: Design by D’elle Event & Design, printing by Regent Signs / Videographer: Don Hammond / Transportation: Legends Limousines of Edmonton






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Chicago Glamping Wedding Ideas

Photos By: Made to be Mine

Camping might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Chicago, but this styled shoot from Made to be Mine and Bittersweet Floral makes it clear that you can bring a bit of ‘glamping’ style into any surroundings. Also, we have to say that the bride’s floor-length sequin skirt is one we’d definitely like to see more of on wedding days!

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Kristi of Made to be Mine: I grew up camping. It’s kind of the most peaceful and awesome thing ever. I know some people think it’s gross, difficult, maybe even pointless… but I think our collective minds are starting to appreciate nature more and what we share with it. This whole “glamping” trend started a while back but I’ve seen it more recently hitting feeds of all kinds. More specifically, I saw a pin about the Northern Lights… you can rent out IGLOOS to camp in and watch the lights in a comfy pile of linens. From there, my inspiration took off… the colors of the northern lights combined with the joys of camping. After a few weeks of planning it became clear that this is how my wedding will most likely go… as I said, my childhood was full of camping. It was almost as if I was planning my own wedding instead of a styled shoot. Needless to say, I’m holding onto all of these ideas for my special someday!

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

blue wedding invitations - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

groom boutonnieres - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

camping inspired weddings - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

wedding hair inspiration - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Now the table, that table is just one of my favorite things ever. My dad helped me build it out of pallet wood. The design is completely my own, I love the angles coming in and out of each other, and the clean lines combined with the rustic wood is just my favorite. I wish I would’ve kept it! I’ve been loving on concrete as well, and I was inspired by one of my favorite etsy shops (of which I included her pieces for this shoot), with the gold and concrete combination. So I got some cinder blocks and painted them for the base of the table. All in all this was a very easy DIY, both of those things I found for FREE btw! The brass candlesticks are just so beautiful against the wood… but I also wanted to tie in the blues of the NL as well… the combination of the two with the silver and white candles, I just drooled with every shot.

escort card ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

escort card ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

groom looks - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

lantern table numbers - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

bar carts - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

woodsy place settings - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

I found several lanterns and more concrete pieces as well for my floral designer to go crazy with, and she pulled it off flawlessly. I even took some of the pieces home to gaze over more until they dried up. There are small winks to camping with the lanterns, canteens, and binoculars. The invitations were designed from a single photograph of pine trees, with added camping icons, and fun nods to adventures in the woods, I loved how they turned out and looked with the rest of the shoot. Natural pieces like the wooden silverware, Jill’s necklace, and the wildflowers, kept the feel of the outdoors while being paired with very beautiful and modern pieces. One of my favorite aspects were the place cards; old camping badges from scouts that I found on etsy and through antique vendors, with the person’s name and table number attached, and old handkerchiefs to conceal the back of the badge. I love the idea of people pinning badges of all kinds to their person, or just having a fun little kitschy souvenir to take home. The place setting is just a dream to me; wooden silverware dipped in gold, something an eco-loving camper would adore for their wedding, fancy little woodland creatures adorn the plates, hand-dyed napkins, and copper mugs. OH, and you can’t have a campsite without s’mores and trail mix! The cake was inspired by the trail mix, with berries and nuts decorating the spread. Deconstructed s’mores were at a second dessert table, with graham cracker covered marshmallows from wondermade.com and little cups of caramel, nutella, and chocolate sauce for dipping. Along with an adorable s’mores pie, lit up with a tiny sparkler. My favorite piece of all were those amazing vintage postcards I found, easily diy-ed to be table numbers or a banner, all the images were of mountains and wooded areas all over the U.S… and they were REAL, what a fun treat to read the back and dive into someone’s past adventures! I am so grateful to Jill and Brad for their love, beauty, and willingness to participate, my amazing vendors for being perfect at what they do, and for the world around me that inspired this gorgeous, laid-back style. It all came together to reveal something unique and gorgeous, a wedding I wish was my own.

thistle blue boutonniere - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

naked wedding cakes - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Chicago, IL / Photographer: Made to be Mine / Floral Design: Bittersweet Floral / Long-sleeved Top: Fossil / Layered Tank Top: ASOS / Gold Skirt: Revolve / Druzy Necklace and Ring: DanaCastle / Hair and Makeup: Ali Onken of Bella’s Salon / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Tan Jacket: Zara / Grey Tie: Prada / Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim / Wedding Cakes: Jordan Sneath

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