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Weekly Wrap-Up + Coastal Inspiration

Weekly Wrap Ups

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Perhaps it’s the winter blues, but I’been drawn to all things coastal lately. Love this set with deep navy blue, organic textures and crisp whites with a touch of gold. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration. See you there!

coastal beach wedding ideas
Credits clockwise: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3 and photo 4

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In case you missed any features from this week…

An industrial indie chic wedding in Alabama
A Franklin, Tennessee barn wedding
This stunning inspiration shoot for Munaluchi
A vintage twist on the beachside wedding in Mexico
A Prohibition Era-themed wedding in the woods
This nostalgic family-style wedding in Texas
A North Carolina wedding with jaw-dropping images for the vintage-obsessed
HeyLook’s DIY Tutorial for geometric favor boxes
A gorgeous bouquet flower guide with tulips, jasmine vine and ranunculus, oh my!
A plum DIY wedding with the cutest cake toppers!

Daily Pick

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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Handmade Violet Wedding

DIY Weddings

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No matter what, we’re always going to love a wedding with lots of purple, and this affair from Clayton Austin with every possible shade is a complete charmer! Don’t you just adore their little pup cake toppers? And they might just have the most scrumptious looking cupcakes we’ve ever seen!


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From the bride, Kat: When we first began planning our dream day, we knew we wanted something outdoors with a beautiful backdrop. There was nothing quite like that where we are from, so we started to think a semi-destination wedding. Something not too far away, so people would still attend, but something that also made our guests feel like they were out of town. We wanted a romantic feel and somewhat fancy, but down to earth.


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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

Since our engagement pictures were vintage, we knew right away, we would be going with a vintage feel. We started gathering vintage items realllly early. One of the first estate sales we attended, we found a hardback lovestory (one of many we’d gather because of the title), it was printed in 1948 and it was baby blue and titled, “The Bride of Fortune”. From there, the color scheme was envisioned and everything slowly started to fall into place. My favorite color is purple, so that contrasting with the baby blue was a given.


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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

One of the big DIY projects was the napkin holders. I had collected some amazing vintage buttons for over a year along with some baby blue vintage lace. A few weeks before the wedding, it hit me what they could be used for. So, with the help of a few of my very best friends, we gathered and cut lace and velcro and glue gunned 170 vintage buttons to lace and rolled and wrapped the cloth napkins. I also had a very dear friend who is extremely talented make my heart shaped chalk board table numbers and our photo booth back drop (with the help of some fabulous pinwheels I purchased off of etsy).


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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Just enjoy every moment of it. The time really does fly. It is never too early to begin dreaming up your perfect day.


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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography


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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Time After Time,” Cyndi Lauper
First Dance: “Pistol,” Dustin Kensrue

Wedding Vendors (Camarillo, CA):

Wedding Venue: Maravilla Gardens / Wedding Photographers: Clayton Austin / Wedding Flowers: Fifty Flowers and LA Flower Mart / Wedding Dress: J. Crew “Anais Gown” / Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood via BHLDN / Bride’s Jewelry: Vintage / Wedding Hair: Merrily Robinson of VOGUE Salon (Newport Beach) / Wedding Makeup: Crystal from A Little Touch of Heaven Spa (Newport Beach) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bari Jay / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groomsmen’s Bow Ties: The Tie Bar / DJ: DJ Peter G / Wedding Caterer: Command Performance / Wedding Cake: SusieCakes (Calabasas) / Wedding Invitations: Laura Nehls of Letter Box Ink / Calligrapher: Calligraphy Katrina / Photobooth: Outrageous Booths

Tulip and Ranunculus Wedding Bouquets

Flower Guide

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Our friend and floral design Janie Medley – who you may also know her for her blog, The Bride’s Cafe, is back with us today to share another stunning floral bouquet! Keep reading to learn more about the flowers and greenery used in arranging this gorgeous, fluffy flower arrangement. Photos by the amazing Amelia Johnson.

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Flower Guide:

Peach Tulips / White Ranunculus / Yellow Ranunculus / Light Pink Ranunculus / White Scabiosa / Pink Sweet Pea / Maidenhair Fern / Queen Anne’s Lace / Jasmine Vine / Seeded Eucalyptus

ranunculus maidenhair fern seeded eucalyptus bouquet

From Janie Medley: The best time to purchase ranunculus is now… January through May. This time of the year is when they are in abundance and you can find them in so many yummy and vibrant colors. You will not be able to get them during the hottest months of the summer and you will see certain colors slowly start coming to the market in the fall.

Tulips can be purchased year round, however, you can’t get all varieties during the year. As with
ranunculus, the best time to purchase them are now. There is an abundance of colors and varieties at the market.

Sweet peas are available from December through May. White Scabiosa – you can find this flower year round but all colors may not be available.

Maidenhair fern, seeded eucalyptus, Queen Anne’s lace are in season year round.

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Photographer: Amelia Johnson / Flower Arrangement: Janie Medley

Daily Pick

Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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