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We would all love the expert opinion of a personal stylist sometimes, but for most of us that’s not going to be in the cards. This is why we are loving the offerings of this morning’s sponsor. Jewelmint is essentially like having a personal jewelry stylist design & suggest pieces based on your own unique style. It’s a collaboration between style-icon Kate Bosworth & Hollywood stylist, Cher Coulter, to offer affordable, luxury pieces through their member-only jewelry club. Styles are chosen for you based on your fashion personality profile, which you can define by taking their online style quiz.

By becoming a Jewelmint member, you can get personalized jewelry, designed by Kate Bosworth & Cher Coulter for just $29.99. You have access to the latest jewelry trends, that work with your individual style, without breaking the bank, and there are new droll worthy designs added every month. It’s free to join and you only pay the $29.99 a month, if decide to purchase a piece. Especially during the busyness of wedding planning, wouldn’t it be a nice luxury to have a fantastic piece of jewelry, curated to your taste, arrive in the mail each month?

As a special for Ruffled readers, Jewelmint is offering 50% off your first purchased item, for all new Jewelmint customers! Just use discount code RFB50, to take advantage of this offer.

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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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DIY Rustic Summer Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Closing the day on a high note, a summery + handmade wedding shot by Heidi Vail Photography is filled to the brim with darling details crafted by the bride, Lauren. Be sure to check out all of the images in the gallery!

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

From Lauren: My dad and his friend brewed beer just for the wedding – made both a Midas Touch and a Brown Ale. I designed a custom beer label including Ryan and I’s initials and our wedding date.

bridesmaid getting ready robe

Ryan and I hand picked branches from my parents’ backyard, which we then used to build our Chuppah. It was really a huge group effort to figure out how to assemble it and we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who helped.

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

diy hand painted backdrop

I designed, printed, and assembled the program fans myself, on one side I included the names of our wedding party, and on the other I included some trivia information about Ryan and I.

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

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Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

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Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

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Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

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Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

Music is such a huge part of Ryan and I’s relationship and I had an idea to record a CD of Ryan and I singing our favorite love songs; my brother (a sound engineer) recorded our voices and he provided the rest of the music to recreate the songs. I then drew the illustration of Ryan and I in our wedding day attire and designed the rest of the CD artwork. The inside sleeve included the quote from Shakespeare where we came up with the title of the CD (‘Play On’) along with our formal ‘Thank You’ to our guests. Feel free to read more about our recording adventure and designs, and listen to the tracks on my personal blog.

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

doll wedding cake topper

Audubon Pennsylvania rustic wedding

Ryan built a cornhole set for the wedding, which I then painted ‘The Traubs’ on to customize it to Ryan and I. We thought some lawn games and coloring would be perfect to entertain the younger kids at the wedding. I also personalized the coloring pages for the kids, printing out a coloring page of Ryan and I’s illustration from our CD cover, as well as a Jeep Wrangler with the sign ‘Just Married’ hanging across, just as we had done for the wedding. The kids had a blast coloring and ended up coming up to me throughout the wedding handing me their colored art as their gift to Ryan and I – so super sweet!

Heidi Vail Photography is filled to the brim with darling details crafted by the bride, Lauren. View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Venue and Vendors:

Venue: John James Audubon Center, Audubon PA / Photography: Heidi Vail Photography, Boston MA / Event Design: Belovely Events / Videographer: Monachetti / DJ: Roots and Groove / Florist: Juliette’s Floral Designs / Dress: San Patrick – Eresma / Bridal Shoes: BHLDN / Groom and Groomsmen: Express outfits / Bridesmaids: Own Finds / Graphic and Invitations: Belovely Events / Catering: Jeffery Miller Catering / Officiant: Rabbi Elliot Holin / Hair Piece: Everleigh Handmade Hair Flower by SilverPencils on Etsy / Mr and Mrs Signs: Tree Ring Signs by LittleWeeShp on Etsy / Veil: Tulle Bandeau Birdcage Veil by Tessa Kim / Garter: RoseBudLips on Etsy / Bridesmaid Gifts: Kimono in Beckoning Creatures print by Plum Pretty Sugar / CD Recording: Doug Raus Recording / Fabric Signs + Thank you/Just Married Signs + Guestbook Tree: Belovely Shop

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Grandchester, Australia Garden Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Rise and shine! Here in the U.S we’re just waking up from a long lazy weekend with the fam, to a beautiful Australian wedding shot by Jonathan Ong. Amy and Charlie’s wedding pampered their guests with lots of little touches, including homemade orange marmalade favors that her mom made. Click here to see all images from this wedding.

Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
From the bride, Amy: Charlie and I wanted a big party with all the people we loved out under the stars. We envisioned a country/vintage theme with lots of colour.
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Romantic, rustic, fun and memorable. We had 2 screens set up playing through a slideshow of approximately 100 photos dating back to when we were kids through to present. They captured many moments shared with many family and friends in the room. We tried to include a photo of everyone there. Our favors were orange marmalade that my mum homemade for our 150 guests. Our colour palette was vintage white, ivory with accents of burnt oranges, reds and vintage jades.

Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
painted table numbers on wood DIY

We were married at Spicers Hidden Vale, Grandchester, QLD. It is a boutique hotel operating on a working cattle station. It just had the most sensational views and country feel we both love – without being too far for our loved ones to travel.

Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding
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Brisbane Spicers Hidden Vale wedding

Jonathan Ong. Amy and Charlie’s wedding pampered their guests with lots of little touches, including homemade orange marmalade favors that her mom made. View all images from this wedding in the photo gallery

Wedding Songs:

I walked down the aisle to Damien Rice, Blowers Daughter. Our first dance was to David Gray – This Years love (which the band changed to – This year’s love GONNA last…)
We cut the cake to Johnny Cash – Walk the Line.

Wedding Vendors (Brisbane area, Australia):

Ceremony and reception locations: Spicers Hidden Vale / Wedding planner or event designer: Trudy Croad from Lovebird Weddings / Florist: bride’s aunt arranged the flowers (the white, red and pink peonies from Armidale, NSW) / Photographer: Jonathan Ong / Wedding Dress: Paul Hunt / Wedding shoes: peacock blue suede Miu Miu pumps purchased from Net-a-Porter / Jewelry: My earrings were made by my parents as a wedding present / Hair: Felix Nguyen / Bridesmaid Dresses: The girls outfits were made. All had mustard chiffon tops in different silhouettes matched back with ink maxi skirts. Their jewelry was gold based with pops of red and turquoise – which I sourced from all over the place. I wanted them to be comfortable and as individual as they all are! / Band: Benjam Band / Caterer: Spicers,Hidden Vale, Grandchester / Wedding Cake: Stephanie Fullotin (family friend) / Wedding invitations: Justine Simmonds (very dear friend) and I sourced the hankies from Lucky Luxe in Mississippi / Videographer: Focus Films / Transportation: South East Queensland bus company. Tic Tac Tours

*Jonathan will be available for weddings in Europe in August and September of 2012!