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Freewhelin' Wedding Posters

Design Inspiration, Wedding Design

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Happy Monday! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Memorial Day if you’re in the U.S. I promised I’d be back tomorrow, but couldn’t wait to share these wedding invitations inspired by Bob Dylan’s first album, The Freewheelin’ in 1963. Barb and Josh had their engagement session inspired by the cover, and how did Josh propose to Barb – singing one of Bob Dylan’s songs of course!

From Maia of Toast Photography:
The whole theme of their engagement session was around Bob Dylan, specifically The Freewheelin’ cover. Bob Dylan and Suze had a dynamic relationship, as is the case of Josh and Barb. He proposed to her on thanksgiving, surrounded by their “family”; aka, friends, and as the circle was coming around on all friends discussing what they are thankful for, Josh started reciting a song from Bob Dylan before getting down on his knees and proposing to Barb, that she was what made me love this song out of them all. They truly are an amazing couple, and you can see it in the photographs. The concept of the engagement photo were on two specific concepts, Bob Dylan and the late nights they spent at cafe’s getting to know one another when they first started dating. The Freewheelin’ photoshoot came together brilliantly from their wardrobe, the album cover itself, and the random found blue VW bus I saw in the location we were shooting. The owner was kind enough to unlock the car to let us shoot in!

Freewheelin' 1960s 60s engagement session Chicago
Bob Dylan Freewhelin Vinyl Cover wedding invitations
Bob Dylan Freewhelin Vinyl Cover wedding invitations

Wedding invitations designed by Chad Pickett. Maia of Toast Photography are based in Chicago but will travel worldwide.

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Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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Terrain at Styers

Design Inspiration, Wedding Design

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When I spotted these photos on Laura Novak‘s blog from the Terrain at Styers Event, I knew I had to share these with you. They are now doing weddings and events, much to our Pennsylvania area brides’ joy! If you haven’t heard of Terrain yet, it’s a sister company of a little store called Anthropologie, maybe you heard? It’s Urban Outfitters’ 4th brand, with a gorgeous space located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. I’m loving the lime green striped theme with all the rustic wood details below.

Terrain Anthropologie event rustic wedding decor green lime stripes wood
Terrain Anthropologie event rustic wedding decor green lime stripes wood

We will be back on Tuesday with a gorgeous photoshoot that was done just for Ruffled! In the meantime, these links should tide you over for the holiday weekend…

Don’t forget to enter our Wedding Window giveaway! Two lucky readers will receive a wedding website for one year.

Eberjey and their lovely undergarments and bathing suits are offering a 10% discount to Ruffled readers. Enter code RUFFLED during checkout.

Etsy store Tree and Kimball with their infamous doilies necklaces and earrings are offering a 10% discount. Enter code RUFFLED at checkout.

Minted is offering a 15% discount on any wedding invitation design. Enter code LAUNCH15.

Bliss! Wedding Market is offering a 5% discount on all of their DIY favors. Enter code ruffled0410.

Did you see this vintage beach engagement session?

A vintage book wedding

I’m still awe-struck by this vintage tv display from this beautiful Nashville DIY wedding

An Art Deco wedding

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Dayna + Ian's Eco-Friendly Wedding

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

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I’m loving Florida weddings! You may still remember this Orlando Art Deco wedding, I shared on the blog a few weeks ago. Well, I got another Florida gem to share with you. Shot by Becka & Nate of Studio222 Photography (who are also getting married soon!), Dayna and Ian’s wedding is really a lovefest. It is eco-friendly, has a touch of vintage, and a good dose of DIY – ingredients that when combined create a charming fête. Not only that, but Dayna is a Ruffled reader! From Dayna: I’ve been reading your blog since before we were officially engaged. So much of my inspiration came from weddings featured on your blog. Needless to say, my heart melted when I read it. So without further ado, here are the images:

Winter Park City  Florida wedding

From the bride, Dayna:

We knew we wanted our wedding to be three things: environmentally friendly + supportive of local and/or independent vendors + (of course) a lovefest between our closest friends and family. All the details fell into place once we found the venue, an old industrial train depot with a beautiful public park across the street. The perfect space for eating yummy food, drinking tasty beers, listening to really good tunes and otherwise celebrating with folks we cherish most in life!

Wood slices DIY wedding
Winter Park City farmers market Florida DIY wedding ideas

Our ceremony was officiated by a dear friend who made the whole exchange incredibly personal. The significance of verbalizing our commitment to each other in front of our closest friends and family members was overwhelming. Saying our vows to each other was grounding and spiritual at the same time. The support and love (in the form of smiles, cheers and clapping) when our ceremony was done and we were announced husband and wife felt so good. I hope we hold on to the goodness of that moment for the rest of our lives. It’s a reminder of who we were, who we are together and who we will become, with our friends and families by our sides and supporting us on our journey.

Eco Friendly wedding with lots of DIY ideas stitch embroidery hoops and wood slices

Many of the decor items for our woodsy meets vintage-modern themed wedding were found via Etsy, Craig’s List and thrift stores. The decision to forgo cut flowers was both an economical and environmental choice. Instead, both my mother and mother-in-law helped pot many plants and flowers, all of which are still thriving today! Eighty-five pounds of wood rounds (hand cut by my mother’s mountain-man fiancé and shipped from Oregon) were used for center piece bases on the guest tables as well as cake stands on the dessert table. Friends contributed by gathering canning jars, cutting fabric & ribbon, gluing buttons, stamping kraft paper, baking cupcakes & pies, making pom-pom flowers from string and day-of all sorts of venue setup and breakdown. It truly was a labor of love! Our wedding would not have been possible without the generosity of our amazing friends and family, we love you guys!
Vintage garden wedding
Vintage indie wedding with diy ideas flower pots bunting flags old crates centerpieces

Vintage 3 three piece suit men's groom wedding 1970s

One of our favorite local restaurants produced a tasty buffet of Cuban food including several kinds of meat with salad, rice and beans. The disposable plates and silverware were biodegradable. Unfortunately the disposable cups weren’t as green, but darnit they were so much fun! Ian is a big beer geek and so we actually brought our own four-tap kegorator to the reception. It was filled with two homebrews and two brews from Cigar City, a local Florida brewery.

Intimate eco friendly wedding Orlando Florida

While dating we competed to see who could gather the best mix of songs the other didn’t know but would love, trading back and forth every month. So it only seemed fitting that we’d share our favorite ‘mixtape’ with our guests as a wedding favor. In lieu of a guestbook we setup a photobooth. It was by far the most fun element of the event; our guests are still raving about it and we have some incredibly silly photos that will keep us smiling for years!

Wedding Vendors (Winter Park City, Orlando, Florida):

Hotel (getting ready + first look): Park Plaza Hotel / Wedding Venue: Winter Park Farmers Market building, the city’s old train depot / Photography: Becka & Nate of Studio222 Photography / Officiant: close mutual friend / DJ – SubSonic Event DJs / Food: Black Bean Deli/ Save the Date postcard: Photo shot by us in our backyard w flashlights, postcard prints by / Invitation Suite: Hello!Lucky / Groom’s Suit: His father’s from the early 70’s, tailored / Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller via RueLaLa (One size left, $350 on final sale, originally $1900. Score!) / Bride’s Necklace: Quirky Beauty on Etsy / Planner/DIY-er: Bride with support of Groom :D

Thank you Dayna and Ian for sharing your lovely wedding with us! We wish you and Ian a lifetime of happiness! Also thanks to Becka & Nate of Studio222 Photography for sharing these images.

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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