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Sixties Modern Wedding Flowers

Wedding Design

Continuing with our sixties, bohemiam flower child inspiration, Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers is back this week with yet another utterly gorgeous flower arrangement. She blended a sixties bohemian feel with a modern and fresh aesthetic combining Coneflower, garden roses, sweet potato vine, zinnia, petunia, geranium, and phlox. Thank you Yan Photography for the amazing bouquet photos!

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Sixties hippie chic wedding flowers

From Sarah: One of my favorite late summer flowers is coneflower, you might know it as Echinacea. It comes in a few different varieties. In this particular shape we get a cream, orange, and a really pretty nutty pink; the pink is my favorite. The center of the flowers stick above the petals making it a bit more interesting than a regular daisy shape, and the natural color combinations are gorgeous. The rust colored centers in the pink variety are sometimes used on their own too, after the petals have fallen.

Sixties hippie chic wedding flowers

Coneflower look great in garden type arrangements, they have a nice shape to contrast with other softer looking flowers. I think they have sort of a 60’s flower power vibe to them, and that is where my inspiration for these arrangements came from. I tried to keep the 60’s inspiration subtle so that this design and color palette can be used in a lot of different settings. The hot pink and lime green with hints of orange and purple speaks loudly enough for itself, but I think pairing it with bits of floral patterns would be fun. I see bouquets like this paired with some solid color long maxi skirts or pretty party dress silhouettes for the bridesmaids, and some floral bow ties for the men.

Sixties hippie chic wedding flowers

Neutral containers and for the dinner table with these bright colors would give you some room for fun with your napkins, I see a vintage ditsy floral print napkin being pretty with these.

Sixties hippie chic wedding flowers

The flowers used in these arrangements are: Coneflower, garden roses, sweet potato vine, zinnia, petunia, geranium, and phlox.

Credits: Forage Bow Ties; Yan Photography; Amy Butler; Elizabeth Messina

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Vintage-Inspired Seaside Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Hope everyone stayed safe this weekend for all of us in the East Coast! Mastin Studio is bringing us sunshine all the way from California with a sweet seaside wedding in Carmel. Love the bride’s tea length wedding dress and cobalt blue heels! Of course we have many more stylish images to gaze over in the gallery.

vintage inspired seaside wedding
vintage inspired seaside wedding

vintage inspired seaside wedding

vintage inspired seaside wedding

vintage inspired seaside wedding

From the groom: We both love the outdoors, so we decided to get married outside. We decided to hold our reception at Mission Ranch to extend the feeling of being outside: the patio provides expansive ocean views, and the barn gives a rustic feel. To go along with the rustic outdoor theme, we collected vintage bottles and jars for the centerpieces, and the florist filled them with wild and garden flowers. Adrienne’s dress was altered to be reminiscent of a fifties dress.

In addition to collecting vintage jars and bottles, Adrienne and some loyal family members did a few projects. We spray-painted animals silver to hold the table numbers, made flags for people to wave at the end of the wedding ceremony, and packed DIY ice cream kits for favors. Adrienne also made all of the paper goods: the invitations, programs, and cards for guests to leave their wishes. We bought the pinwheels that were at the ceremony from an artist on Etsy.

Adrienne doesn’t normally like cake, so we struggled with the choice. Our solution was to order a dozen small cakes (and several dozen French macarons) from a fantastic local bakery. We really liked that we could get creative with the flavors by having lots of small cakes, and Adrienne was particularly won over by the strawberry cake.

The summer that we first met, we’d roam around the South Bay singing “With a little help from my friends” with our group of friends. We’re both shy about dancing in public, so we made our bridal party stand up and dance with us to that song.

Mastin Studio is bringing us sunshine all the way from California with a sweet seaside wedding in Carmel. Love the bride’s tea length wedding dress and cobalt blue heels! Of course we have many more stylish images to gaze over in View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Carmel, CA + Seattle, WA):

Venue: Mission Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Mastin Studio / Wedding Dress: WTOO / Flowers: Kathryn Smith / Music: Spencer Sutherland / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss / Stationery: DIY / Cake: Pastries and Petals / Earrings: Pavé in Berkeley, CA

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Vintage Colorado Mountain Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Ruffled’s three year birthday week couldn’t end any better than with a gorgeous intimate wedding in Colorado shot by none other than Sean Flanigan. Christina perused Ruffled during her engagement and is here today to share her wedding with us. Congrats Christina + Nathan! Be sure to check ALL images in the gallery – and sit back with your latte, because there are plenty images to gush over.

Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding

We wanted something simple, intimate, calm, beautiful, natural, vintage, & a setting representative of the mountain town we live in. It was important that the wedding fit both our styles. I wanted a setting that Nate felt comfortable in, rather than something pink & overtly feminine.

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Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding
We had an extremely hard time finding a venue for our small party as any conventional wedding site charged the same fee whether we had 20 or 200 guests. We also looked at a number of parks, retail shops, VRBO’s, and even considered decorating our garage at our most desperate moment! Then a friend heard about our dilemma and offered that we could get married where she lived (Crystal Park in Manitou Springs, Colorado, a gated community on a mountain). We went to see the location and were completely blown away by the view. We were immediately smitten and knew it was the right spot for us. We were the first people to get married there, which just made it all the more special!
Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding

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Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding

We made our own plates using Make-A-Plate children’s kit, & kept them for our dinnerware. I painted the simple wooden cake toppers to look like Nate & I. We searched at thrift stores & antique shops to find unique favors for each guest. Each female received a vintage handkerchief & brooch. The men received things like a pocket knive, geodes, old postcards & even an accordion. Our decorations were either found at thrift stores or were things already used as decor in our apartments.

Manitou vintage western wedding
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Manitou vintage western wedding

Manitou vintage western wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? A number of married women have told me that they had wanted a small intimate wedding themselves, but due to expectations they went the opposite route. Weddings can be done traditionally or non-traditionally. What’s important is that the feel of your big day fits you and your fiance.

Wedding Songs:
Processional: “The Cascades” by the Fleet Foxes

Sean Flanigan. Christina perused Ruffled during her engagement and is here today to share her wedding with us. Congrats Christina + Nathan! Be sure to check View all images in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Manitou, Colorado):

Ceremony and reception venue: Crystal Park in Manitou Springs / Photographer: Sean Flanigan / Second shooter: Sergio Mottola / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji / Veil: DIY by the bride / Wedding Shoes: Macy’s / Jewelry: two jade bracelets (one from bride’s grandmother one that the bride bought when she lived in Hong Kong) / Groom’s suit: Nate wore a light grey dress shirt (The Gap), gray pants (Kohl’s), Tom’s shoes, vintage bow tie, my grandfather’s suspenders / DJ: We had a record player & some of our favorite records. The guests could choose a record and change it as they wished / Caterer: Front Range Barbeque / Wedding Dessert: Peach Cobbler & Berry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream from Front Range Barbeque) and homedade almond poppyseed cake for the cake cutting.

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