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Nashville Rustic Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

We just received the prettiest, drool-worthy images from a photoshoot hosted and directed by Linda of Historic Cedarwood and captured by Kristyn Hogan. Love the collection of mistmatched vintage lanterns lining the path to the reception!

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tennessee historic wedding venues
Tennessee wedding venue wedding ideas
tennessee historic wedding venues

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Wedding Venue + Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Wedding venue: Historic Cedarwood Photography: Kristyn Hogan / / Wedding & Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Magnolia Pearl / Clothing: Gypsy Chic / Custom Designed Jewelry: Katherine Parke, highlandgal@mac.com / Models: Sara and Erynn Lavagnino, Matt Harrison / Hair and Makeup: Studio BBC / Invitations and paper goods: Designs in Paper

Historic Cedarwood and Kristyn Hogan are members of Blue Label. To find more vendors in your area, click here. If you’re a vendor and would like to apply, please click here.

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Puerto Rico Destination Wedding

Beach Weddings

Grab your wide brim straw hats, because we are going to be basking in a mid-summer destination wedding at a dreamy beach in Puerto Rico. Shot in different medium by the ever so talented Weddings By Two, this wedding is the whole package. It is intimate, sweet and beyond stylish. What else could I ask for on a hot and humid morning in NYC? Of course there were too many faves to fit all of them here, so be sure to check out the gallery for more.

Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas
Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas

From the bride: even before Dan and I were engaged, we knew we wanted a destination wedding—someplace warm and tropical. With our families located in two separate states (New Hampshire and Wisconsin), us in Brooklyn, and our friends scattered around the world, we thought it would be a great way to unite everyone, and create a sense of community for our wedding celebration. Desperate for a vacation from a long New York winter, we happened to spend a weekend at Villa Montana Beach Resort in Isabela, Puerto Rico, and fell in love with the beauty of both the resort and the Northwest coast of Puerto Rico. Once we were engaged, it was a pretty easy decision to go with Villa Montana.

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Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas
Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas
Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas

Rather than rely on a local officiant who didn’t know us, we asked Dan’s cousin, who is a very dear friend of ours, to perform the ceremony. What he wrote was personal, touching, and funny; it was perfect. Dan and I share a love of chocolate, so instead of a unity candle, we did a chocolate tasting, based loosely on an African tradition of tasting the four elements comprising a marriage: sweet, sour, spicy and bitter.

Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas
Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas

We wanted our wedding to be a spirited and festive celebration of our love for each other—nothing too formal. It had to be a fun party that maintained just enough gravity to honor the significance of the event, and we wanted each of the elements of the wedding to be personal to
us. We used the tropical location as a cue for our wedding colors of bright pink and orange, using the colors in our wedding stationery, in the paper flowers that decorated the ceremony and reception spaces, and in the clothing for our attendants. Dan insisted on wearing a 3 piece suit, but we dressed the groomsmen in the matching pants and orange gingham shirts without ties. The ladies wore bright pink dresses, which turned out to be much brighter than we imagined, but made a whole lot of sense in our tropical locale.

Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas
Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas
Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas

Puerto Rico destination wedding beach ideas

Weddings By Two, this wedding is the whole package. It is intimate, sweet and beyond stylish. What else could I ask for on a hot and humid morning in NYC? Of course there were too many faves to fit all of them here, so be sure to View all images from this wedding in the gallery!

Wedding Vendors + Venue (New York and Isabela, Puerto Rico):

Venue: Villa Montana Beach Resort, Isabela, Puerto Rico / Photographer: Ben Fraser, Weddings By Two / On-site Coordinator: Mara Morales, Villa Montana Beach Resort / Catering and Flowers: coordinated by Villa Montana Beach Resort / Officiant: Christopher Mason, groom’s cousin and friend of the couple / DJ: DJ Ricky JV / Wedding Dress & shoes: JCrew / Headpiece and Flower for hair: Wishbone Millinery by Vanessa Bassett / Hair & make-up: friend of bride / Vintage brooch bouquet (using brooches contributed by friends and family): Lionsgate Designs / Jewelry: Kate Spade and Tiffany & Co. / Groom’s suit: JCrew / Groom’s tie: Dolbeau / Groom’s shoes: Coverse All Stars / Boutonnieres: vintage flower brooches found on etsy / All bridal party attire: JCrew / Wedding stationery & all printed pieces: designed by the bride; invitations printed by Studio on Fire / Parasols & Fans: beaucoup / Custom Paper Banner (for cocktail bar): Ay Mujer / Tissue paper flowers: bride’s mother & guests / Sea urchin place card holders & starfish table number holders: etsy / Vintage postcards (for guest book): etsy and ebay

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Bridal Blooms: Dinner Plate Dahlias

Wedding Design

We’re excited to bring the talented Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers on board as part of our new segment on wedding flowers. This week, it’s all about our beloved dahlias so I will let Sarah take the stage…The dinner plate dahlia deserves a round of applause for coming into season as soon as the beloved peony leaves us. These giants are a perfect large focal flower for summer weddings, coming into season in June and sticking around until October. They have blooms that are about 8” across on average. It is likely that if you have seen them, you have been tempted to hold them next to your head and compare the size. They are usually just as big or bigger. Thank you Kate Osborne Photography for the images!

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Dinner plate dahlias come in various colors; the most readily available being white, a soft pink/peach, and a color ranging from sherbet-coppery orange. Dinner plate dahlias have a symmetrical radial design that looks striking with graphic or modern weddings, but the curvy movement of the petals also looks soft and natural with more rustic weddings. Their giant blooms are fantastic for use in centerpieces, because you don’t need too make of them to fill a container. Dinner plate dahlias are even more budget friendly because they look great when they stand alone. This would look gorgeous as a collection on a round table, or in a row down the center of a long table at your wedding. Single blooms could be great strung on the backs of chairs, on top of cakes. One large dahlia in a bouquet facing forward makes a big statement, and the incredible layering of their petals can be seen well from the side too.

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Here the dahlias are pictured in all white arrangements that would look great mixed in with just about any wedding’s décor. They can be sweet or stunning depending on which direction you want your wedding to go. Here they are in organic shaped glass bud vases, and a bouquet of all white. They look great mixed with other large blooms, or as shown here with smaller whispy, accents of scabiosa and mock orange for a lighter feeling arrangement.

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You can view examples of dinner plate dahlias from real weddings we featured in the past here and here.

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If you’d like to learn about a certain flower and want to see it featured here, email us a photo to info@ruffledblog.com. We’re accepting all wedding flowers + foliage for consideration!

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