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Typography Inspired Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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How do you mix an ultra modern setting with a hopelessly romantic approach? We will let Laura, who happens to be the brainchild behind Nelle Handbags tell the story behind her gorgeous typography inspired, modern whimsical wedding. Thanks Laura for sharing your story with us and Erica Loeks Photography for the beautiful images!

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From the bride, Laura: From the start we both agreed that it was important for our celebration to be inviting, modern, authentic, and memorable! Since my husband and I are both designers we wanted to be a little innovative with the decor, while still attempting to retain a bit of traditional wedding formality. I believe I was the one who later decided to call it a Modern Vintage Affair. The affair portion of the title was the formal part, the vintage the whimsical & feminine part, and the modern represented the industrial and typographical elements.

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It was very important to me to not allow color to be the driving theme of the wedding. While this is a wonderful tool to use to pull together the look of an event I wanted to be a bit more challenged in my attempt to unite a variety of different shades. We also had our typography theme to fall back on when we needed a design element to ground us. DIY touches were all over the big day. My husband designed all the typographical materials for the day. Together we cut and glued each wrap, menu card, seating sign etc… until our finger tips were numb. We also enlisted the help of our friends to make 150 wrapped wire orbs, magnetic ribbon bow ties for favors, and hand dyed silk ribbon chandeliers. Finally, I made an assortment of Nelle clutches for each gal in the wedding party.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advise is very simple, be sure that your future husband is “the one”, and celebrate your commitment to each other in the way that suites you both best. Also, if you have decided to host a celebration, hire a wedding coordinator/planner. That was the first thing we did and having that peace of mind the day of the wedding was worth every penny.

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Wedding Party Processional: “Get Me to the Church on Time,” My Fair Lady
Bride’s Processional: “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady
Recessional: “The Best Is Yet to Come,” Nancy Wilson; “It’s De-Lovely,” Rare Piano Rolls
First Dance: “Northern Sky,” Nick Drake

Wedding Location: Minneapolis, MN / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Spill the Wine / Wedding Photographer: Erica Loeks / Day-Of Coordination: Laura Mullen Events / Wedding Flowers: Jackie Just of Just Bloomed / Wedding Dress: Tara La Tour / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s Cardigan: J. Crew / Clutches: Nelle / Hair and Makeup: Julie Swenson / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: Bloomingdales / Groom’s Suit: Heimi’s Haberdashery / Groom’s Shirt: J. Hilburn / Wedding Cake: 3 Tiers / Cheese and Dessert Tables: Cocoa and Fig / Wedding Invitations: Designed by groom with assistance from Paperista

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Damien Milan Photography

Typical of photographer Damien Milan’s work, is a magnetic intensity of closeness. There’s something about the way he captures a moment, something intoxicatingly real and raw. From the texture of landscape and dress, to the intimacy of pre-wedding preparatory steps, Damien’s approach is one of telling a story through detail – the quiet drama of technique and of tone.

Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

By filling out this online form, couples planning a destination wedding in Europe this summer will even have a chance to receive 20% off their photography package.

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Sponsor Introduction + Giveaways!

Sponsor Welcome

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We have a real treat for all of you this Saturday! We love to show off our sponsors, so we’re taking this opportunity to brag about them a little. They are also offering discounts and giveaways, so take note:

PostScript Brooklyn is an exclusive online custom wedding invitation source created by the acclaimed Lion in the Sun Paperie. The collection is uniquely inspired by Brooklyn and designed by local artists featuring metropolitan skylines, bold graphics, iconic architecture and bursts of nature. Customers have the ability to choose from a myriad of options, such as paper weight and color, font color and style, and printing method. Shoppers can order an entire invitation suite or individual pieces as well as thank you notes and save the dates. Experienced consultants guide couples through the invitation process with the comfort and ease of online shopping, yet creating a truly personalized wedding experience. Just for Ruffled readers, they are offering free return address printing on a wedding invitation order with coupon code Ruffled Brooklyn.

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PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has been connecting buyers and sellers of designer wedding gowns since 2004. With more than 10,000 gowns from over 300 different designers, you’re sure to find a dress that makes your heart beat faster. And after your wedding, sell your dress and share it with another bride who loves it as much as you do. Take $5 off any PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com listing, from now until July 10th, with coupon code POWDRUFFLED.

Whimsical Prints specializes in unique and affordable invitations with quick three-day service. From whimsical love birds to classic cherry blossoms, they have a variety of designs to choose from to fit your wedding personality and theme.

Appy Couple lets engaged couples create and publish their own mobile wedding app! We have a wonderful array of new summer designs, and are adding to our catalog all the time. It’s simply the most elegant way to share all the excitement of your wedding, on iPhone, iPad, Android and Web, with coordinating emails too. Right now, the app is by invitation only, but they are giving a way a limited number of invitation codes, exclusively to Ruffled readers, with code RUFFLED6!

Discover your own unique style with beautifully personal wedding stationery and reception details from My Wedding Labels. With an ever growing collection of designs in over 20 different colors, you’re sure to find the perfect style for your wedding. For adorable wedding inspiration and DIY ideas you can visit their blog as well. Ruffled readers can take 20% off your next order with coupon code CPYQ9MEFR

Bella Figura is a passionate letterpress shop that’s committed to impeccable craftsmanship, devoted customer service, and the creation of superbly printed invitations. Their line of letterpress + foil stamped invitations includes over 300 exclusive wedding designs from 31 of the nation’s most talented graphic designers and master calligraphers – including vintage, modern, tradtiional, rustic, whimsical, urban and every design style in between. They are a wind-powered, environmental print shop that prints sustainably on an exclusive cotton paper made just for them by a 500-year old European paper mill. They also have 9 exciting new invitation designs (including two that were inspired by brides on Pinterest!) coming out as part of their mid-year release in early July!

Creating your free honeymoon registry website is easy with Honeymoon Pixie. Simply select one of their pre-built registries and they’ll produce your own honeymoon registry website that you can be share with family and friends. Best of all, guests can feel good about giving you an amazing honeymoon experience that you’ll always remember them by! They are offering Ruffled brides a free copy of their exclusive Honeymoon Planning Timetable. The timetable guide will help you plan, schedule and enjoy your honeymoon so it will be the trip you’ve dreamed of sharing together. It includes all the necessary details like setting light timers, arranging for mail pick-up, scanning passports… more than 80 essential tips in all! Simply email them at info@honeymoonpixie.com with “Ruffled Gift” in the subject line.


Smitten on Paper is a new and unique online design studio providing completely custom designs for invitations, stationery and everything in between. We bring what was traditionally only offered in custom retail shops to you online, anytime and anywhere!

They are giving away 30 custom candy cups! Leave a comment indicating which of these adorable designs you would choose from + the winner will be selected at random and announced next week!

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Weekly Wrap Up + Winner!

Weekly Wrap Ups

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We’re ushering in the weekend with more summer wedding inspiration! With scorching hot temperatures this week, we are taking inspiration from fiery hues and breezy lightweight textures such as cotton. We love the idea of using terra cotta pots as centerpieces, especially like the ones below – color blocked pretty and budget-friendly. We’re also obsessed with the dress and hot pink blazer look below, it would translate amazingly beautiful to a bridal look. There‘s even a wedding gown version of the dress below!

Colors: cotton, hot pink and terracotta

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In case you missed any of our features from this week…

Savannah wedding with polka-dot bridesmaids
Our New Jersey Local Wedding Guide
Scandinavian-Inspired Wedding Ideas
Southern Garden Wedding in Texas
Heirloom Wedding Ideas
Cross Creek Ranch Wedding in Florida
Wedding websites from Beside You Forever
Wedding Ideas from The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
Inspiration Shoot from Minted Invitations
The groom handmade most of the decor in this Tennessee wedding
Alice in Wonderland homespun wedding

The winner of Minted $250 gift certificate giveaway is…Ryan, comment 108!

This week in Recycle Your Wedding

Gold and white baker’s twine
Antique birdcage cardholder
Wooden table numbers
Blue Badgley Mischka Shoes
40 new white favor boxes
Burlap and lace tablecloths

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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