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Salt Lake City Wedding

DIY Weddings

We’re always so tickled when our brides find useful items via Ruffled- whether it’s DIY projects from the contest, unique dress styles, amazing wedding professionals, or decor ideas. Alyssa, the gorgeous bride, was able to integrate all kinds of vintage-inspired projects into her wedding to Noah this past year and we think the end result is just the sweetest. I love the aesthetic behind all of the film photos from Green Apple Photography as well. Crisp, clean and totally gorgeous.

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From the bride, Alyssa: I wanted our wedding to embody a rustic vintage feel. Almost all of the details involved in our wedding were DIY projects. I made my brooch bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, decorations, our pinata, centerpieces, etc. We didn’t have specific colors but we had a common color scheme of creams and pastels.

LDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah WeddingLDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah Wedding
We knew we wanted our ceremony in the mountains so after a lot of searching we found the perfect little clearing up Millcreek Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just before the ceremony it had rained so everything was damp and beautiful.
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LDS DIY Utah Wedding
We planned on having our reception in a friend’s backyard in South Jordan, Utah, but because of the rain we had to have the reception indoors at my family’s funeral home (sounds weird, I know, but it worked out great and looked just like a reception center.)
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Recognize that adorable pinata from this DIY post?

LDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah WeddingLDS DIY Utah Wedding

LDS DIY Utah WeddingLDS DIY Utah Wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice would be have one detail like the dress or an object be inspiration for the rest of your wedding details. That helped me keep everything mesh well together.

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Wedding Vendors (Salt Lake City, UT):

Ceremony location: Millcreek Canyon / Reception location: Bride’s family business / Florist: DIY tea-dyed material / Bride’s bouquet: DIY vintage brooches/ Photographer: Lindsey Stewart from Green Apple Photography / Wedding Dress: reworked Jessica Mcclintock dress from Dani’s Bridal Works / Bridesmaid Dresses: all vintage / Groom’s suit: thrifted sport coat / Music: Ipod playlist / Wedding Pie: Lion House Bakery in Salt Lake City / Wedding invitations: Designed and printed by bride and groom

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Caterina Jewelry

Caterina Jewelry is a luxury designer and manufacturer of silver charm jewelry based in Beverly Hills, California. The company creates one-of-a-kind jewelry that beautifully complements any outfit no matter the time, mood, or occasion, promising unmatched elegance, timeless sophistication, and a fun vibe. Exquisite, delicate, and unapologetically feminine, Caterina Jewelry’s pieces are made from .925 sterling silver and lovingly adorned with stunning gemstones that make even the most casual ensemble look a little more polished

CJ Bridal Minimalista Collection has been designed to honor the long-standing tradition of the bride gifting her bridesmaids. A reflection of the current minimalist modernist trend, the collection features stunning, fashionable jewelry that will delight the bridesmaids, nicely accenting their outfits while offering an enduring gift to cherish for a long time. The ideal favor for your special ladies, our jewelry is versatile and can be worn on numerous other occasions!

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Luggage Tag Download

Free Downloads

When Gourmet Invitations sent us this Save-the-Date download, we were instantly taken by these little luggage tags! What a cute idea for a couple who loves to travel or for a couple hosting a destination wedding. The damask pattern adds just the right amount of pretty and the fonts are fresh and fun. So we’re pretty excited to offer all our readers this free template to brighten up your Thursday! Click here to download these sweet Save the Dates and for instructions on how to assemble them.

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Woodsy Winter Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Opting for a quick two month engagement, Sara and Daniel called on their inner crafting egos to pull together a charming California wedding in the bride’s sister’s yard. Their budget-friendly winter wedding brought together all kinds of skilled hands: the groom’s sister-in-law made all of those delicious desserts and styled the table, the groom himself made all of the boys’ boutonnieres and the wood details for the tables and a family friend created that awesome branding iron with the couple’s initials. Photographer Brady Puryear took full advantage of those amazingly moody winter skies to get some dramatic portraits of the bride and groom. Thanks for sending it over, Brady!

DIY outdoor winter wedding

DIY outdoor winter weddingDIY outdoor winter wedding

From the bride, Sara: We wanted to create the feel of being outdoors in the winter, with naked trees all around us. We wanted to keep the tables simple and clean with white tablecloths and woodsy centerpieces. We used alot of browns and greens in the decorations as well as in our wedding attire.

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DIY outdoor winter wedding

DIY outdoor winter wedding

We looked around at a few different venues in Riverside, CA. But with only a few months to plan and most having limited timeframes we decided to get married in my sister’s backyard in Lake Elsinore, CA. We really wanted to have the ceremony and reception in the same place and keep our cost down.

DIY outdoor winter wedding

DIY outdoor winter weddingDIY outdoor winter wedding

The wood photo wall and wood centerpieces were cut and created by my husband. I branded the wood, and centerpieces were designed & arranged by a family friend, Sabrina. The food and dessert table were created and arranged by my husband’s sister, Karen.

DIY outdoor winter wedding

DIY outdoor winter weddingDIY outdoor winter wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Try and get as much done up front so that you have more time for the little details. Make sure you have a backup plan for weather conditions, and when things don’t go as planned…..don’t stress, you’re getting married to each other. At the end of the day, that’s what really matters!

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Wedding Vendors (Lake Elsinore, CA):

Ceremony and reception location: Private residence / Tent Rental: Your Party Solutions / Florist: made by groom’s sister, Karen Weaver / Bridesmaid’s bouquets: Target / Boutonnieres: DIY by groom / Photographer: Brady Puryear / Wedding Dress: Demetrios / Bride’s shoes: Target / Hair and Makeup: Sabrina Skinner of I Heart Hair / Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal / Groom’s suit: Volcom / Groomsmen ties: Calvin Klein / Ceremony Musician: J.C. Obien / DJ: Youssef Saliba of Wax-on Deejays / Caterer: made and provided by family / Wedding Cake: Karen Weaver / Wedding invitations: DIY

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