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Driftwood Wedding Inspiration

If ever there was a master study in juxtaposition, this styled wedding shoot from Jenna Saint Martin Photo and Bramble Floral Design would be the result. It effortlessly blends soft pinks with deep burgundy, wood accents with metallic details, and frilly tulle with marble tabletops. Thank you for sharing, Jenna!

shipwreck wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration
dahlia wedding bouquet - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Jenna Saint Martin: This late summer/early fall styled wedding shoot was photographed on the dramatic northern Oregon coast. One of our inspirations was the change in the seasons, and the breezy, crisp and sunny-bright days that you only get to experience at this time of year–perfect days for a bright, romantic wedding with a crisp fall edge. We translated this into blush and peach pastels, accented with brisk metallics, and set off by edgy black details with modern flair. Also included were autumnal colors: deep orange crocosmia, orange-crimson glass baubles, copper-colored Pinot gris rose wine, chocolate cosmos, golden wheat, a burgundy lip shade, a dark leather bouquet wrap, a rich coffee-brown leather duffel bag, camel-colored wingtips, and a gold sequin bridesmaid dress, for example.

Driftwood wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

brass wedding accents - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

unique groom boutonnieres - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

unique gift table - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

Driftwood wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

blush wedding gowns - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

dahlia bouquet - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

table settings - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

Driftwood wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

pink watercolor invitations - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

Driftwood wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

We liked the dramatic juxtaposition of hard and soft, summer and fall–a soft, blush gown and hard, brassy platform heels; the rusty metal remains of the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale and the soft sand and waves of the Oregon beach it wrecked on; the soft and light petals of late summer dahlia and blushing bride protea against dark cosmos and spiky, structural greens, all wrapped in tough black leather; soft driftwood dessert stands and hard hard brass candlesticks and chalices; bright reclaimed, weathered wood against severe marble and geometric metal furniture; pale handmade sugar flowers on an ivory cake covered in metallic edible gold leaf with black accents; chunky gold-dipped agates and delicate rhinestone ribbon belts; soft, beach-blown hair with a deep, dark wine lip… the list of dramatic juxtapositions goes on and on!

silhouette wedding details - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

romantic tablescapes - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

marble and driftwood decor ideas - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

Driftwood wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

driftwood wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

gold foil cakes - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

gold wedding cake - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

macaron dessert bars - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

Another inspiration was the beach itself. Sand dollars, shells, and and beachy baubles dotted the tables. The pale blush, gold and peach tones of the bride’s and bridesmaid’s dresses, as well as the assortment of handmade desserts, echoed the tones of the shells and the beach. Even the saltwater taffy calls back to the coastal setting. The beach we shot on is part of Fort Stevens State Park, which has space available for weddings and events. Metal was also a recurring theme. This can be seen in the gold leaf cake, gold-dipped geode necklace, rusty remains of the shipwreck at the beach, brass table accessories, gold sequin bridesmaid dress, vintage platinum and gold rings, rhinestone belts, gold bridal platform shoes, metal accent furniture and vintage silverware. Just like transitional summer-into-fall days, metal can be warm or cool, and we wanted to include both in our inspiration shoot. This shoot involved a number of amazing Oregon wedding professionals who generously contributed their time and talent. Special thanks and collaborative creative credit goes to Rosy Cakes, Julie Lampros Makeup Artistry, Bramble Floral Design, The Nature of Isa, Siobhan from Option Model & Media, and myself, Jenna of Jenna Saint Martin Photo.

beach wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

Driftwood wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration

Driftwood wedding inspiration - photo by Jenna Saint Martin http://ruffledblog.com/driftwood-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Hammond, OR / Photographer: Jenna Saint Martin Photo / Florist: Bramble Floral Design / Venue: Fort Stevens State Park / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Wedding Shoes: Nine West, Birkenstock / Bridesmaid’s Dress, Bridal Hairpieces, Belts: The Nature of Isa / Makeup: Julie Lampros Skincare / Wedding Cake: Rosycakes Specialty Cake Design / Groom’s Luggage: Elkarti / Eyewear: Shwood / Reclaimed Wood Furniture: ReBuilding Center / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paperie

Leo Carrillo Ranch Wedding

Photos By: The Melideos

Sometimes our brides just blow us away with their talent, just like bride Hilary in this wedding from The Melideos (formerly Sweet Little Photographs). Hilary wanted to carefully handcraft decorations for the big day with beau Mike in order to have personal stamps for their friends and family to appreciate. Rachael of lace & likes tackled not only the day-of coordination, but also took care of the incredible floral arrangements with her company Siren Floral Co.

Leo Carrillo Ranch wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

From the bride, Hilary: When we started planning our wedding, the only thing we felt really strongly about was that we wanted the event to represent us as a couple. We also felt that while our wedding was about celebrating our love for each other, it was also about celebrating the love we have for our family and friends who have supported us through our relationship and decision to get married. We wanted the vibe to be romantic and laid back, but still elegant. Deciding on our venue, the Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad, California, informed the rest of our design choices — rustic with vintage and handmade details.

floral arrangements - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

BHLDN wedding gown - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

bohemian wedding bouquet - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

groom boutonnieres - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

vintage inspired bridesmaid dresses - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

patterned bridesmaid dresses - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

It was definitely important to me to be able to make some of the decorations, myself, as I knew that this would make the event feel more authentically us. I also spent a lot of time collecting vintage pieces to add character to the event. Because I am getting my Master’s in Library Science, having a few literary details felt necessary, such as the framed literary quotes about love and the vintage books as centerpieces. I spent several Sundays at the used book sale at our local library buying up old hardcover books to make that happen! We are also very lucky in that we have some very talented friends who contributed their skills to our wedding. My mom made my birdcage veil, my sister played guitar for the ceremony, one of my good friends officiated, another friend was our DJ and our videographers were also good friends of ours. Having so many elements done by people we love really made the day feel extra special and uniquely us.

paper streamer backdrops - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

We decided on a range of colors including some metallic tones — plum, dusty rose, turquoise, sea foam, ivory, silver, gold. My DIY projects included the table numbers and framed signage, the seating chart window, the fan programs, and the streamer backdrop.

Leo Carrillo Ranch Wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

printed wedding details - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

seating charts - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

table number inspiration - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

Leo Carrillo Ranch Wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

tablescape inspiration - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

over sized wedding bouquet - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

Leo Carrillo Ranch Wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I definitely recommend a long engagement! We took our time to save money and plan and the result was that we had close to zero stress and the wedding of our dreams! Also, hire your vendors carefully. Everyone I chose to work with was after careful consideration (and a lot of price comparisons). Decide what’s important to you to splurge on and what you can stand to save on. More than that, make sure the people you choose to work with are passionate about what they do and that the work they produce is not only high-quality but in line with your style. Also, for DIY brides, I highly recommend having a day-of-event coordinator so you don’t have to enlist family and bridesmaids to set everything up and can instead enjoy a mimosa and get your hair done on the morning of the wedding! Rachael and her team at Lace & Likes were life-savers for me. I had all my decorations boxed up and paired with instructions for where things should go and they executed my vision to perfection, if not better! I am so thankful for that. Lastly, do everything with love because that’s what your day is about. Keeping that attitude even in moments of stress makes a difference and transforms even the most annoying setbacks into a true labor of love.

wedding favor ideas - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

modern wedding centerpieces - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

handcrafted wedding ideas - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

wedding cake tables - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding

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newlyweds first dance - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power (performed by bride’s sister on acoustic guitar)
Bride’s Processional: “I Found a Reason,” Cat Power (performed by bride’s sister on acoustic guitar)
First Dance: “The Suburbs,” Mr. Little Jeans (Arcade Fire cover)
Father/Daughter Dance: “So Far Away,” Carole King

Wedding Location: Carlsbad, CA / Photographer: The Melideos / Day-Of Coordination: lace & likes / Floral Design: Siren Floral Co. / Venue: Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Veil: Handmade by bride’s mother / Wedding Shoes: Irregular Choice / Hair and Makeup: Alice Von Simson of Secret Salon / Caterer: Flavor Chef Catering / Wedding Cake: Elizabethan Desserts / Rentals: Anar Party Rentals / DJ: Casper VonDJ / Videographer: Heather Simons & Danny Corey






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Basilica Hudson Wedding

Photos By: Flora + Fauna

Photographer Jenn of Flora + Fauna says Betsy and Travis’ wedding stole her heart, and after seeing the images, we have to say it’s stealing our hearts as well. New York’s Basilica Hudson provided the ideal industrial backdrop for the newlyweds’ big day, which was decorated to the nines thanks to Betsy’s creativity and the help of The Pollen Project.

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

From the bride, Betsy: We envisioned a day that was industrial, utilitarian, simple, clean, and beautiful. Our colors were neutrals with pops of metallics and the natural green colors from the herbs and the trees. I make displays for Anthropologie and Travis and I met while we were in art school, so I think people expected me to go all out with wedding projects, but we kept it pretty simple! We made our seating chart with strings so everyone could follow a string to their table number, we hand cut our table numbers, we created a fabric menu that we hung in the space, and we created a tag and brewed little bottles of cold brew coffee from the coffee company Travis works for, Rook.

wedding shoes - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

printable wedding invitations - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

unique pocket square ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

first looks - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

first looks - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

leaf wedding bouquet - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

sequin flower girl dress - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

wedding portrait ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

string art seating charts - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

reception menus - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

graphic table numbers - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take it all in stride! Don’t stress, just enjoy it all! It goes by too fast! Don’t worry to much about timeline. We planned our wedding in 5 months! We just adjusted everything to figure out what worked best for out timeline.

industrial reception ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

wedding favor ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

paper goods ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

wedding reception parties - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding
striped wedding dress - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Over The Rainbow” and “What A Wonderful World,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
First Dance: “When the Right One Comes Along,” Clare Bowens

From the photographer, Jenn of Flora + Fauna: From the moment I spoke with Betsy, I fell in love. She’s a visual merchandiser for Anthropologie — so immediately I knew her wedding was going to be one for the books. Betsy and Travis filled their wedding with everything they loved from cold brew coffee to delicious food. This wedding stole my heart.

Wedding Location: Hudson, NY / Photographer: Flora + Fauna / Event Coordination and Floral Design: The Pollen Project / Venue: Basilica Hudson / Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige via Lovely Bride / Bracelet: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Free People / Groom’s Pants and Vest: Ted Baker / Men’s Attire: J.Crew / Caterer: Fire Roasted Catering / Band: a group of local musicians put together by (and including) Seth Travis. It was members from his band The Blue Ribbon Boys and the Minivans as well as other such a singers Melissa and Kiki Dufault / Wedding Favors: Cold Brew made by Groom & Rook Coffee / Wedding Invitations: Sofia Invitations

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