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Sail Away With Me Inspiration with Ginger Creative

Wedding Design

Maybe it’s because I grew up by the water, but I never tire of seeing a beach wedding done right. White Willow Photography, a new leaf floral design, and Ginger Creative put together this beautiful styled shoot set on the shores of Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, and it serves as a fantastic reminder as to why the beach will always be a romantic destination.

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

From the stationery designer, Carrie of Ginger Creative: “Let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” The inspiration for this shoot came from the soft tones and romance of the sea. Set on an amazing sailboat, on the shores of Lake Okanagan White Willow Photography captured the intimacy of the bride and groom. In a heart stopping dress from Bliss Bridal, the bride had her look completed by Jenny McKinney Makeup Artist.

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

hydrangea and garden rose bouquet - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

bridal looks - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

cake topper ideas - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

dahlia and garden rose arrangement - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

A stunning head table made on a vintage washed up door was created in the soft romantic color pallet by Vintage Origami. Set with teal colored service, vintage silverware and enhanced with seashells, driftwood and greenery, the amazing florals from a new leaf floral design set the tone of the table. The cake from Sweet on you Cups and Cakes was a hand painted teal ombre topped with white coral and surrounded with sea glass. Invitations and day of stationery from Ginger Creative used soft typography and were printed on textured paper with torn edges.

beach wedding ideas - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach bouquet - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach wedding ideas - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach wedding place setting - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

pink dahlias - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

ocean wedding cake - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach wedding ideas - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach wedding cake - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach engagement shoot - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

White Willow Photography

Florist:

a new leaf floral design

Wedding Dress:

Bliss Bridal

Blue Engagement Dress:

Georgie Girl

Hair and Makeup:

Jenny McKinney

Wedding Cake:

Sweet On You-Designer Cups and Cakes

Set Design and Decor:

Vintage Origami - Vintage Wedding Rentals

Invitations:

Ginger Creative

Bride Model:

Tina Lee of Shine Models

Groom Model:

Spencer Pool

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Colorful Modern Wedding at The Plant at Kyle

Modern Weddings

Of all the different love stories out there, it’s the ones that begin with chance meetings that warm my heart the most. Leah and Mark just happened to meet on a safari in South Africa’s Kreuger National Safari Park, so it seemed only natural their wedding day would be filled with nods to travel and, of course, the safari. Sarah Goss Photography, Loxodonta Events, and Pollen Floral Art was the dream team for this fun wedding!

colorful modern wedding at The Plant at Kyle - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

From the bride, Leah: Mark and I both love a good adventure. So naturally, an adventure is what brought us together. We met, by chance, on a safari in Africa in early 2012. I was living in Cape Town, South Africa and he in the middle-of-nowhere, Angola. I was on a safari holiday with my family, and a mistaken reservation landed Mark at the same lodge as us – for just a day. Although my parents immediately befriended the nice young man traveling alone, I didn’t think much of him at the time. Just 24 hours after meeting, we parted ways, exchanging only emails… almost as an after thought.

wedding rings - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

wedding flowers - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

colorful spring bouquet - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

groom suits - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

fabric chair streamers - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

ceremony setup - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

groom during ceremony - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

wedding ceremony - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

ceremony recessional - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

newlyweds dancing - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

A few weeks later, he reached out and we began chatting nonstop by email and text message. We decided we’d like to meet again, this time on a remote island off the coast of Kenya. After a magical weekend together, we knew this was it. Defying Africa’s slow internet, regular power outages, and rural work assignments, we spent the next 2 years living and working on separate continents (me: Africa, him: Australia), but meeting in faraway places all around the world and growing our relationship. Mark proposed just after we moved to Texas in mid-2014 to finally be together, and we quickly decided we’d like to host an intimate, colorful, and loving wedding in the beautiful Hill Country outside of Austin. We wanted our small wedding to reflect our deep happiness and adventurous love story, and to be a vibrant celebration of our dearest friends and family.

colorful modern wedding at The Plant at Kyle - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

colorful receptions - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

paper lanterns - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

guest book ideas - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

colorful modern wedding at The Plant at Kyle - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

spring wedding table - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

We got creative and used pieces of our love story throughout our wedding: safari blankets to keep our loved ones warm during the outdoor ceremony; each dining table was a country we’d visited, with our actual visa entry stamps displayed; a box full of postcards we’d mailed back and forth during our time apart; South Africa’s national protea flowers in my bouquet; small safari animals as place names… We had brilliant fun incorporating all these creative personal touches in to our amazing day. Mark and I wrote our own vows with the help of our incredible officiant, and the promises we made to each other that day to nurture, deepen, trust, listen, support, encourage, dream and explore were born out of how we grew together despite the physical distance between us. Our wedding was more magical than we ever dreamed possible. We both cried many happy tears, felt like we were floating all day and still can’t stop smiling knowing the rest of our lives will be an adventure… Together!

colorful modern wedding at The Plant at Kyle - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

watercolor wedding ideas - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

colorful modern wedding at The Plant at Kyle - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

paper lanterns - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

colorful modern wedding at The Plant at Kyle - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

wedding reception decor - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

watercolor table cards - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

gold wedding signs - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

dessert table - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

colorful modern wedding at The Plant at Kyle - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

colorful modern wedding at The Plant at Kyle - photo by Sarah Goss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-modern-wedding-at-the-plant-at-kyle

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Sarah of Sarah Goss Photography:
When you pull up to the venue, you already know this wedding was meant to be an adventure. Tucked far away in the Hill Country, Leah and Mark found the perfect place to say I do. A new industrially inspired BnB, it served as the perfect location for an outdoor ceremony and a open air reception. Leah and Mark’s love story is one for the books. Chance brought these two together in Kreuger National Safari Park in South Africa. Only someone like Mark would Safari alone and Leah (well, Leah’s parents) adopted him one night over dinner and the rest was history.

The outdoor ceremony took place beneath a large Live Oak with elegant and colorful strips of ribbon and fabric hanging between the trunks. Beautiful wooden chairs sat side by side waiting for guests from around the world to occupy them. The back row of guest chairs were decorated with the same beautiful ribbons. When the breeze blew, the ribbons floated on the air. Guests signed postcards for the bride and groom as they arrived and found their dinner seats on a vintage map. The welcome table was decorated with whimsical travel details and hints of African Safari. Cozy blankets and fun safari themed tissues were available for the guests as they made their way to their seats. The ceremony was filled with emotion as guests from near and far joined in to help the couple begin their marriage. After the I Do’s, guests mingled together while delicious appetizers and drinks were passed around by Royal Fig Catering. The guests began making their way to the reception which was beautifully arranged, featuring Leah’s details and fabulous styling by Loxodonta Event Coordination. Each table was named after a country that the couple had visited together. On the back of each table name, the visas and tickets that the couple had while there. Wild blooms were the center of the tablescapes. Whimsical little gold animal figurines served as the name holders on the table. At each place setting, A menu along with a personal note written by the bride herself awaited each guest. Paper lanterns hung from the ceiling and Candles, votives, and patio lights provided a romantic and inviting ambiance. A live band, the Royal Dukes, serenaded guests through the ceremony, dinner and had everyone dancing into the night. Their family style dinner was provided by Royal Fig. Guests pass the meals amongst each other and enjoyed their time together. Desert was in the form of sweet cupcakes and cake pops. The meal and the decor truly reflected the couples style completely. Laid back, easy going and fun!

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Sarah Goss Photography

Venue:

The Plant at Kyle

Event Planning and Coordination:

Loxodonta Events

Florist:

Pollen Floral Art

Hair and Makeup:

Angela Parker of LucieMarie

Catering:

Royal Fig

Cupcakes:

Polka Dots

Band:

The Royal Dukes

Rentals and Tents:

Sweet Sunday Events

Officiant:

Spoken Hearts Ceremony

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Watercolor Wedding at Ever After Barn

Wedding Design

If ever there were an argument for how much of an impact furniture rentals can make on a wedding day, this shoot would be its living proof. Emily Katharine Photography and Ever After Barn put together an editorial with a focus on watercolor elements and jaw-dropping floral design, with the most incredible rentals from Tufted Vintage Rentals to add the finishing touches. Let’s jump in!

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

From the photographer, Emily of Emily Katharine Photography: When photography was still just a hobby for me (aka: iPhoto was my jam) and people would ask, “Do you think you’ll ever photograph weddings?” I would immediately say, “No – that is way too stressful. Too much could go wrong.” Then, the day finally arrived when a real couple that was getting married actually asked me to photograph their wedding and all of the fear left me. It was replaced with excitement and optimism. Hala and Billy were our first bride and groom – and they were the perfect pair to start this adventure with. Thomas and I did research, upgraded our gear, and read photography blogs for hours for tips and inspiration. Two years ago, the wedding day was upon us and everything went smoothly – it was a beautiful day. I will always be grateful that Hala and Billy allowed me to find my passion.

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

chic groom looks - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

braided mermaid hair - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding ideas - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

A year and a half later, I began dreaming of a watercolor wedding filled with pastels and dripping with flowers. I reached out to Cassandra, a photographer/stylist/venue owner/overall crazy talented woman and asked her if she would help make my vision come to life. Like any wedding, there were a few unforeseen bumps in the road. Finding local models that fit the look we were aiming for proved to be more challenging than expected. I began thinking of my previous couples and Hala and Billy were the first that came to mind. Hala and Billy were flattered and excitedly agreed. It meant so much to me that we could provide them with more images, just a week before their two year anniversary. They had taken such a risk on us and given us so many opportunities in return.

ceremony seating - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

wedding ceremony altar - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

flower girl halos - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding ideas - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

Cassandra and I partnered with Becky of Tufted Vintage Rentals to fulfill our vintage, pastel furniture vision, and oh man did she deliver! Carrollwood Florist created the most beautiful flower mantle that complimented the furniture perfectly and set the stage for the entire session. Hands on Sweets provided the stunning four tiered watercolor floral cake. Marie specializes in hand-painted cakes and I was so grateful when she agreed to help out for the shoot. Even the flowers on the cake were hand-painted (and made out of sugar)! Marie also provided the (delicious) cookies for the favor station. We loved the idea of guests painting a little bit themselves and taking their hand-painted cookies home as favors! Stephanie from Jess Waldrop Hair and Makeup created a natural, glowing, and organic look for Hala’s makeup that complimented Hala’s rose gold embellished Marchesa Notte gown perfectly. Her waterfall braid flowed with the artistic vibe of the session.

feminine wedding table - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

vintage wedding rentals - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

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wedding cake details - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor cake table backdrop - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

cookie decorating - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

Itching to paint, I wanted to incorporate a little of my own art into the session so I decided to take on the painting responsibilities. Initially it was just the place cards, but suddenly it became so much more than that. I really felt like a DIY bride – which was a thrilling (and slightly stressful) experience. I couldn’t be more delighted with the dream team that contributed their time and talent to this session. A huge, heartfelt thank you to the Ever After Barn, Tufted Vintage Rentals, Carrollwood Florist, Hands on Sweets, Stephanie from Jess Waldrop Hair and Makeup, and Signature Event Rentals. Seeing all of the elements come together was truly magical. I was in tears by the time I had hugged all of the vendors just before the shoot started. My favorite part of the day was having Hala and Billy in front of my lens once again and recognizing that their love has only grown deeper over the past two years.

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

live wedding painting - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

wedding cake with flowers - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Emily Katharine Photography

Event Design, Styling, and Venue:

Ever After Barn

Florist:

Carrollwood Florist

Wedding Dress and Earrings:

Rent the Runway

Hair and Makeup:

Stephanie from Jess Waldrop

Wedding Cake and Cookies:

Hands on Sweets

Vintage Rentals:

Tufted Vintage Rentals

Chiavari Chairs:

Signature Event Rentals

Film Processing:

PhotoVision

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