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The Lab Event + Inspiration Contest!


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Get ready for a fun contest! The Lab is a wedding event with an amazing roster of pros in the San Francisco area, designed to the nines for engaged couples looking for inspiration, vendors and a great party catered by the best in town. Each year, The Lab chooses an inspiration theme from a real couple to design the event entirely around a couple’s wedding day vision. Here’s where you come in! The Lab will bring your wedding vision to life. It’s a real life preview of the wedding you dream of. Read on for the deets!

the lab event tablescape

pink flower arrangements

gift box display

the lab event boxes

bride sign

chocolate and vanilla cupcakes

the lab event cakes

pink white invitations

pink flower arrangements

Everyone is welcome to participate, it’s not just local to SF brides! If you don’t live in the area and can’t attend, The Lab will mail your swag bag!

Event Date: January 12, 2013

Contest Rules:

1. Create a Pinterest board.
2. Name your board and include The Lab 2013. (example: Toasted Marshmallow | The Lab 2013)
3. Pin away! Create your dream wedding profile with at least 10 images.
4. On the description of each image copy the following: “#Ruffled for #TheLab2013:”
5. Once you are done creating a rockin’ board, comment a link to it on this blog.

That’s it! We will sift through all the boards and choose our favorites. We will be announcing the winning boards on August 27!

the lab event san francisco

the lab event

The winning board will win:
Winning Boards brought to life by an awesome team of designers at The Lab
2 Free Tickets to The Lab 2013
One of our awesome swag bags (if you are not local, we will send you the awesome goodies)
Odette crystal bobbi pin by ($130 value)

pink escort cards

the lab event

the lab event tablescape

pink flower cakes

pink flower arrangements

Time to start pinning! Good luck to everyone and we can’t wait to see the amazing inspiration boards you come up with!

All images above by Meg Perotti

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Mas Torroella is a stunning 14th century masia set in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Spain.

Our Mas provides a wonderfully private and romantic setting to host bespoke weddings of up to 200 guests. Use the various immaculately maintained gardens and our E-Vents space to design a fantastic flow for your Big Day.

Not only is Mas Torroella an idyllic and flexible venue, but it also offers luxury accommodation to sleep up to 28 people where the minute details and finishing touches are second to none.

Add to that a most professional, caring and discreet service provided by our dedicated team and you have the perfect mix for the most memorable day of your lives!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Blush Pink Outdoor Wedding

Garden Weddings

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We have so much love for this week’s first wedding, sent over by the darling Clayton Austin Love Stories. Brandi-lin and Daniel are just one of the cutest little couples you ever did see, and the relaxed approach they had towards their wedding day shines through with the smiles on their faces. All of the flower and plant arrangements done by Jennifer Frost of Chive Events are, in a word, stunning.

newlyweds antiques signs

From the bride, Brandi-lin: We wanted a family-filled, outdoor, rustic wedding! We are both very detail oriented people who know what we love and we know it sometimes seems out of the box to some but I think we proved to them that Barn Weddings can be beautiful and FUN!

rustic wedding signs

DIY book planters

vintage bridal hair accessories

wooden wedding chairs succulents

teal wedding shoes

succulent wedding bouquet wild

hanging jar decor

heart paper punch confetti

newlyweds by trees

cabbage wedding bouquet

Our day was full of details, starting with our packaged invited to our organic coffee bar that had coffee from our favorite coffee shop coffee (Atomic Cafe, Beverly MA), making our own paper cranes & our port-a-potties had their own stations which included things to stay fresh on a hot day!

craspedia billy ball wedding flowers

bride during ceremony

gingham bowtie wedding groom

newlyweds during recessional

pink peony bouquet

potted succulent decor

black and white bride portrait

chalkboard seating charts

small bridesmaid bouquet ideas

We could not have had our day without our loved ones. From our handmade dolls that looked just like us (made by JessandGregHandmade: our friends) to our friends from Chive being our Coordinator and floral design and having all our best friends create beautiful music for our enchanting ceremony.

succulent wedding table decor

vegetation wedding centerpieces

bare wooden table reception decor

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Brides get all the stress out before the wedding. The details can be overwhelming and you can want to quit but on the day of your wedding breathe it all in. This is your day and whatever goes wrong really does not matter. This is the only time in your life that all the people you love the most are in one place, that is hopefully enough to make you excited and realize your stress is not worth it.

turquoise wedding shoes

succulent reception decor

succulent wedding centerpieces

gingham jam favors

moss and succulent wedding centerpieces

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Dream,” Priscilla Ahn Sung by Lilah Rose
Recessional: “All I Want is You,” Barry Louis Polisar
First Dance: “Sweeter Than This,” Katie Herzig
Father/Daughter Dance: “Yellow,” Coldplay

Wedding Location: Bloomfield, NY / Wedding Photographer: Clayton Austin Love Stories / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Event Designer and Wedding Flowers: Jennifer Frost of Chive Events / Wedding Dress: Linda Hilario via La Reine Bridal / Bride’s Veil: Piccadilly Rose / Bride’s Shoes: ASOS / Hair: Karolann Kuter of Tru Salon / Makeup: Lara Capuano of Piccadilly Rose / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / DJ: Jonathan Ramey / Wedding Caterer: Creative Catering / Pie: Monica’s Pies / Donut Pops: Tim Horton’s / Coffee: Atomic Cafe / Wedding Invitations: Keri O’Brian / Videographer: Tom Mull

Weekly Wrap-Up + The Cream Event

Weekly Wrap Ups

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Chances to get your tickets for next week’s Cream Event are running low — make sure you scoop them up now! Use the discount code RUFFLED to receive 10% off your ticket price! We’re off to finish up the final touches for our table. See you there!

the cream event nyc

And here’s a quick color card for this week!

Colors: silver, ash, mustard and gold

metallic gold and silver mix wedding

gold foil packaging from Lovely Package, metallic polyhedron paper weight from JM Stationers, mercury glass with yellow tissue flowers from Designed to the Nines and gold sugar rimmed martinis via The Knot

In case you missed any features from this week…

A wedding inspired by the CMYK color palette
Airy summer wedding inspiration shoot
This Georgia wedding at Serenbe
DIY paper flower backdrop
Australian summer wedding from Samm Blake
A 1920s travel inspired shoot
Gorgeous, affordable shoes from Sole Society
This handmade Georgia wedding
Little Dress Book, a wedding boutique directory
On Cloud 9 wedding inspiration shoot
A San Francisco courthouse wedding

This week, in Recycle Your Wedding

Dolly Couture Avila Bay wedding gown
Cross-stitched table numbers
Mignonne white flower headband
Nicole Miller gown, size 6
White and off-white creamer vases
Antique cider jugs
Coffee filter garland

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Customized wedding invitation and welcome gifts company. My favorite designs are Rustic, Beach, Nautical, Vineyard and Industrial but with my LaurieLouisLetters brand of customized wedding invitations, I can help create that dream invitation that every bride is looking for. It’s not just about the invitation anymore, it’s about the brand.

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