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Ocean Elegance Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

Beachside wedding inspiration is always a dreamy sight, and we have this shoot from RomaBea Images, My Lovely Events, and Knot Just Flowers as proof. With a show-stopping greenery bouquet, the perfect beach wedding cake, and impeccable calligraphy throughout, this shoot will be sure to inspire all you aqua lovers out there.

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From the photographer, Beatrice of RomaBea Images: “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” -Jacques Cousteau // My inspiration was drawn from the color Azure, combined with all the soft tones and serenity of ocean. I set out to convey a feeling of calm, and capture images bathed in the soft sunlight of our California beaches. We wanted to pay homage to the sea scape, and tied the elements together by draping cheesecloth as our table runner, using a large foraged swag that echoed the vegetation in our surroundings, and finished with calligraphed muscles in lieu of traditional place cards. The cake was an a muted blue ombre topped with abalone which was the perfect companion to this ocean inspired Bride, who even donned natural stone accessories for an authentic look.

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ocean wedding place cards - photo by RomaBea Images http://ruffledblog.com/ocean-elegance-bridal-inspiration

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calligraphy place cards - photo by RomaBea Images http://ruffledblog.com/ocean-elegance-bridal-inspiration

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unique wedding cake - photo by RomaBea Images http://ruffledblog.com/ocean-elegance-bridal-inspiration


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Wedding Vendors

Photography:

RomaBea Images

Rentals and Styling:

My Lovely Events

Floral Design:

Knot Just Flowers

Wedding Dress:

Ines Di Santo

Bridal Store:

Lovella Bridal

Accessories:

Petals & Stones

Makeup:

Vanessa Rae of Prive Beauty Group

Model:

Krystal Hanna

Wedding Cake:

Frost It

Ribbon:

Studio Mamas

Calligraphy:

Hope Scott Calligraphy

Photos by:

RomaBea Images

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Modern Summer Wedding in the Yarra Valley

Romantic Weddings

Aussie weddings, we’re a little bit obsessed with you. Today’s wedding from Love Katie + Sarah, Dot Dot Dash, and Fleur Florist continues the stylish Australian wedding trend with impeccable fashion, beautiful reception vignettes, and even St. Germain elderflower popsicles frozen with flowers. One of our absolute favorite details has to be the bride’s bouquet topped off with kumquats, and of course the confetti cannons at the end of the night!

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

From the bride, Rebecca: We chose Stones of the Yarra Valley for our venue which is a stunning property in a wine region of Victoria, nearby where I grew up. As we were still living in NYC during the planning stage, we were very lucky and thankful to have the creative brilliance of Dot Dot Dash at the helm – my best friend and Maid of Honor Diba being one of the key constituents of this incredibly talented event management company. The ceremony was held in a stone chapel which is nestled under century-old oak trees and the reception was held in a beautiful restored barn which looks out to the vineyard and Great Divide mountain ranges, so we wanted the style to echo these lush surroundings.

groomsmen bow ties - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

bride getting ready - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

bride getting ready - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

wedding bouquet with kumquats - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley
Flower recipe:We had gorgeous full-blown apricot peonies, tea and David Austin roses combined with a pop of green foliage and small sprigs of kumquats. Our fabulous florist Fleur sourced flesh colored ribbons to hang down from our bouquets – we loved how this added to the feminine, romantic feel.

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

white bridesmaid dresses - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

modern bridesmaid dresses - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

wedding ceremony - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

ceremony recessionals - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

We wanted the feel to be ultra-glamorous, romantic and sophisticated, yet not be overly stuffy – at the end of the day, it had to be a giant party where the smiles and laughter didn’t stop, the drinks flowed and the dancefloor was packed all night. We didn’t specifically plan for this, but it was the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year – and so being at the height of the Aussie summer, Dot Dot Dash designed features that encouraged guests to mingle outdoors amongst the gorgeous surroundings and to make the most of the infinite sunlight. We utilized a cocktail cart which served Negroni and Gin cocktails and custom-made Pansy Pops (ice pops made from St. Germain elderflower liquer with edible flowers), had an outdoor lounge setting, lawn games such as quoits and strung up festoon lighting amongst the trees.

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

floral popsicles - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

summer wedding drinks - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

modern wedding receptions - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

I would describe our wedding as a lush, romantic and glamorous summer fiesta. My Mum Linda and I both LOVE flowers and hence they were a huge part of the styling. We had gorgeous garlands of greenery with flowers overflowing from giant urns and hanging between the wooden beams in the ceiling; the tables were set with tall glass candlesticks that weaved together big canopies of flowers to add to this magical atmosphere. Dot Dot Dash also designed a beautiful ‘Mr & Mrs’ love seat for Christopher and I to sit on which again, was adorned with a lush floral garland. The color theme was blending soft, romantic colors like apricot, peach and blush pink tones with a pop of metallic to show our party side. The softer colors shone through in the flowers, watercolor stationary and signage and ombre napkins and the metallic in features such as the tea lights, glitter cannons on the dancefloor and a sparkler farewell. The glitter cannons were an amazing surprise for us which my mum co-conspired with the event planner to make happen and the dance floor went crazy when these went off! At the end of the night we had planned a sparkler farewell and it was hilarious trying to stop everyone midst full party mode to pull this off, however it was really such a perfect ending and made for some fabulous photos. Some key DIY projects included 130 little soaps which we gave as our bonbonniere, which Mum painstakingly wrapped by hand with our watercolor wedding logo and our wedding cake which was made by Christopher’s 90-year old grandpa Jack.

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

groom and groomsmen - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

garden wedding receptions - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? There will almost certainly be some stressful times but try to enjoy it as you will only have this journey once! There are so many resources available on the internet to help you plan and get excited along the way – I ‘followed’ just about every bridal resource I could find on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest and found it a great source for inspiration to help you narrow down what you like and / or don’t like for the big day. I created a Pinterest board which my Mum, best friend Diba and I could all pin to – it was a fantastic way for us to all be part of and enjoy the planning together, despite living in different locations around the world.

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

sophisticated wedding ideas - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

floral wedding decor - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

hanging flower centerpieces - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

cascading cake table - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley

modern summer wedding in the Yarra Valley - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/modern-summer-wedding-in-the-yarra-valley


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” Elvis Presley
Recessional: “Best Day of My Life,” American Authors
Registry Signing: “Hey Ho,” The Lumineers
Bridal Party Entrance: “Empire State of Mind,” Jay Z and Alicia Keys
First Dance: “Grow Old with Me,” Tom Odell

Wedding Location: Yarra Valley, VIC, Australia / Photographer: Love Katie + Sarah / Event Styling and Planning: Dot Dot Dash / Flowers: Fleur Florist in Armadale / Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Willow” / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Veil: Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal / Bridal Makeup: Kate Fletcher / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Whistles / Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Groomsmen Suits: Rembrandt / Wedding Cake: made by the groom’s Grandpa Jack / Ice Pops: Pansy pops (St Germain elderflower liquor with edible flower ice pops) by Phil & Andrea’s Handmade Ice Pops / Music: The Baker Boys Band / Wedding Invitations and Signage: Santiago Sunbird / Videographer: C2 Video

Photos by:

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Love Locks Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Bright and colorful wedding inspiration is always welcome in our books, and today’s styled shoot from Mikkel Paige Photography, Dulce Dreams Events, and Makini Regal Designs fits the bill perfectly. The team used “love locks,” those darling padlocks inscribed with lovers’ names, as their main inspiration point, and carried the theme throughout the decor for a shoot that’s as fun as it is stylish.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Mikkel Paige Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-locks-inspired-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Mikkel Paige: Love locks on famous bridges around the world informed the inspiration for this “Forever Linked” inspiration shoot, notably Ponts Des Arts in France. When photographer Mikkel Paige and Dulce Dream Events dreamed up the scene, they thought vibrant colors would be the perfect pop of happiness to accent the gold and silver of locks, keys and fences. Our hope is that the inspiration is for any couple who enjoys cheerful romance and a theme elegantly carried throughout a wedding day yet does not overwhelm it, whether they are in large cities like Paris, Rome, or Los Angeles, or in their smaller suburbs or closer to country homes. Details were engrained in every inch of the shoot, from the bride’s fingernails to the chain links on the couple’s chairs.

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colorful wedding bouquet - photo by Mikkel Paige Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-locks-inspired-wedding-ideas

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cobalt blue bridesmaid dresses - photo by Mikkel Paige Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-locks-inspired-wedding-ideas

The bride wore a stunning two-piece gown and a second, shorter dress with thousands of gold link strands on it. A favorite stand out detail was custom nail art on the bride’s fingertips, complete with gold metal accents and Swarovski crystals on top of a pink ombre design. The bridesmaids had a neutral glitter half-moon nail design to allow the bride’s fingers to stand out. A lock and key were fastened in the bride’s hair with a beautiful gold chain link from a custom bobby pin designer. She wore stand out blue suede heels for a fun pop of color and had pink lips. The bridesmaids wore two different styles of gorgeous cobalt blue dresses, and all the women wore jewelry with links to emulate the theme.

unique chair decor - photo by Mikkel Paige Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-locks-inspired-wedding-ideas

bright wedding invitations - photo by Mikkel Paige Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-locks-inspired-wedding-ideas

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The bride’s bouquet had a custom ribbon design wrap design around its stems, where keys hung down from and seemed to chime like wedding bells when she walked. The bridesmaids carried single stems of blossomed yellow peonies. The men wore custom suits and the groom wore a navy blue tie. Small skeleton keys were affixed to the men’s boutonnieres. For the ceremony backdrop, keys were dipped in orange, yellow and pink paint and tied on blue ribbons that hung from an oversized gold glittered link chain motif. A dinner menu was presented to guests on a framed board uniquely chalked on “blueboard” instead of black, with hand lettering done in white ink. Agate coasters and gold striped glasses sat next to gold flatware and silver metallic dotted and blue scalloped-edge plates. The highlight of the tables was the place settings: one master wall in the reception area had table cards, each containing several guests names. Once at their table, guests found their names on hand-painted locks, on top of pieces of silver “fencing”, tied up with blue tulle. The bride and groom’s seats were especially decorated with gold and silver chain and “L” + “G” links for their names, Lorelai and Grant. A cake was adorned in carefully handcrafted gumpaste flowers to match the centerpieces, and a lock and key on the cake stand gently echoed the theme.

reception tables - photo by Mikkel Paige Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-locks-inspired-wedding-ideas

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unique bouquet wraps - photo by Mikkel Paige Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-locks-inspired-wedding-ideas

The evening ended with a toast to the happy couple, with “You stole my heart and forever threw away the key,” quoted on tags that hung from gorgeous blue glasses, finished with the couple’s initials. It was all beautifully placed in front of huge marquee light-up letters “BAR.” Lanterns surrounded the sign with rose heads inside instead of candles. This couple’s gorgeous day reminded us how wonderful it is to write your name and the name of the love of your life on a lock, put it on a fence in a romantic city, and then hold the key to each other’s heart forever. Forever Linked in love.

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Shoot Location: New York City, NY / Photographer: Mikkel Paige Photography / Event Design: Dulce Dreams Events / Floral Design: Makini Regal Designs / Venue: The DL / Wedding Dress: Della Giovanna / Hair Accessories: Bobby Pin / Makeup: Lauren DeCosimo and Nicole Sievers / Nails: Raqstar Nails / Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent the Runway / Wedding Cake: Made in Heaven Cakes / Rentals: Octavia + Brown and Two of a Kind / Linens: Nuage Designs / Agate Coasters: Kirahley Kreations / Wedding Invitations: Yuling Designs / Calligrapher: Chalk It Up 2 Love / Videographer: NST PICTURES

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