Born from the Sea Wedding Inspiration

If you’re wondering how to make a beach wedding elegant, look no further than this styled shoot from Lavender & Twine Photography, Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber, and Rockrose Floral Design. This creative team of California vendors made their way to Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara to put together a wedding so romantic a sea nymph herself couldn’t have planned it better.

Born from the Sea wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

From the event stylist, Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber: “Born from the Sea” was my guiding inspiration throughout the planning of this styled wedding shoot. The coastal elements of floating drift wood, light and frothy sea-foam, fresh seaweed, and cool smooth sand were all incorporated in the details. It all started when Daniele and I fell in love with the airy fabric and soft details of the Parisian Princess Gown from Claire La Faye, and right away knew it deserved to be the centerpiece of a seaside shoot.

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bridal updo - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

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beach wedding table - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

reception place setting - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

Born from the Sea wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

With the gown in the back of my mind, I decided on a diverse color pallet of blues, greys, tan, white, green, and a hint of blush and coral. I decided to use create an intimate “sweetheart table” for the bride and groom, creating a tablescape from trinkets and vintage silver goblets that looked like they could have been plucked from the sea. The ladies at Rockrose created a spectacular arrangement in a hand-carved walnut wood bowl for the centerpiece that brought everything together. Everything from the delicate invitation suite and the three-tiered cake brushed with the perfect shade of blue, to the stunning headpieces you see on the bride and the cake came together and brought the entire vision to life.

Born from the Sea wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

beach wedding ceremony - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

beach wedding tablescape - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

unique wedding cakes - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

beach wedding place setting - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

unique escort cards - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

watercolor beach wedding cake - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration

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Born from the Sea wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender & Twine http://ruffledblog.com/born-from-the-sea-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara, CA / Photographer: Lavender & Twine Photography / Event Styling and Coordination: Shindig Fancy by Crystal Huber / Floral Design: Rockrose Floral Design / Wedding Dress: Claire La Faye / Headpiece: Melinda Rose Design / Hair and Makeup: Crystal Huber / Wedding Cake: MJB Cakes / Chairs: HeartStone Vintage Rentals / Wedding Invitation Suite: Umama

Destination Hawaiian Wedding at Haiku Mill

We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you another wedding from one of our favorite venues, Hawaii’s Haiku Mill. This place is a tropical dream come true, as you’ll see from the images by Tamiz Photography. Throw in some flowers by Dellables Floral Wedding Design and the sweet romance between newlyweds Lisa and Matt, and you’ve got a surefire winner!

sophisticated Hawaiian wedding at Haiku Mill - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

From the bride, Lisa: Matt and I met four years ago on a fortuitous (if not slightly cheesy) Contiki Tour through Southeast Asia. After two short weeks together, and an impromptu trip to Phuket, we knew we had something special. After parting ways, I returned to Canada and Matt to Australia thus beginning our year-long, long distance relationship. After many long hours spent chatting online and over the phone, we decided to take the next step in our relationship and I packed up and moved across the world to Australia. Four years, a couple of moves and a little shaggy fur-baby later and I’m happy to say that we are finally husband and wife.

classic wedding invitations - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

Valentino wedding shoes - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

bridesmaids getting ready - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

blush bridesmaid dresses - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

bridal parties - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

For Matt and me, our wedding was all about bringing our family and friends together. We decided early on in our relationship that we would get married “somewhere in the middle” and Hawaii fit the bill nicely. Since this would likely be the one time in our lives when all of our loves ones would be in the same place, we wanted to make our wedding an unforgettable experience for everyone. We knew early on in the planning process that we did not want a typical beach wedding and wanted something a little bit more special and unique. After searching through endless wedding blogs and travel sites, I came across a wonderful write-up on unique wedding venues on each island. As soon as I came across Haiku Mill’s website, I knew we’d found “the one”. I immediately sent the link to Matt and my parents and luckily, they had the same reaction that I did. It was as if we had found the place that we didn’t even know that we’d been dreaming of.

elegant ceremony setup - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

ceremony processionals - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

wedding ceremony - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

wedding ceremony - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

Wanting to keep the vibe casual and fun, we decided on a “rustic garden party with hint of country charm” theme. Since Haiku Mill is magical and stunning to begin with, it provided the perfect backdrop for our dream wedding and we only needed a few personal touches to make it ours. As with any good garden party, we knew that flowers would be the most important part of making our theme come alive. After explaining to our planners at Haiku Mill what we wanted (peonies and garden flowers in pops of colour), they paired us up with Dellables. Once we started working with Della and her team, it became clear that they had a very similar aesthetic to what we were after and we were able to leave a lot of the specifics in their capable hands.

sophisticated Hawaiian wedding at Haiku Mill - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

elegant tablescape with a chandelier - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

chandelier receptions - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

elegant tablescapes - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

wedding drinks - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

Throughout the whole planning process, the team at Haiku Mill were absolutely amazing. They were able to accommodate every request we had and the vendors they worked with were all lovely. We had a very clear vision of what we wanted and they were absolute mind-readers in making everything come together exactly as planned. The day itself was just as we’d imagined – full of love, laughter and fun. Once the sun set and the candles and fairy lights lit the space, everyone felt the magic that we had wanted from the beginning. It was more than we could have asked for and an experience that will not be soon forgotten.

sophisticated Hawaiian wedding at Haiku Mill - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

wedding reception tables - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

colorful reception tablescapes - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

wedding reception ideas - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

sophisticated wedding reception - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill

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floral wedding cake - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-hawaiian-wedding-at-haiku-mill


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Maui, HI / Photographer: Tamiz Photography / Wedding Planning: Emily Machernis of the Haiku Mill / Florist: Dellables Floral Wedding Design / Venue: Haiku Mill / Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia / Wedding Shoes: Valentino / Hair and Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry / Bridesmaids’ Jewelery: Baublebar / Robes: Silkandmore / Groom and Groomsmen Attire: The Bespoke Tailor / Caterer: Maui Executive Catering / Wedding Cake: Designer Cakes / Bar Service: Garnish Events / DJ: Ace Beats / Furniture Hire: Island Rents and Signature Event Rentals / Table and Glassware Hire: Set / Save the Date Cards: Kate’s Paperie / Printed Menus: Love vs. Design






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Elegant Wedding Inspiration in Tuscany

With a vision of a “simple, romantic and organic Tuscan wedding,” it seemed unlikely that this styled shoot from Stefanie Kapra Photography, The Tuscan Wedding, and Floreart would be anything less than absolute perfection. The team used a classic color scheme of greens, creams, and white for a fresh look that’s as timeless as it is irresistibly elegant.

elegant wedding inspiration in Tuscany - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

From the photographer, Stefanie Kapra: This inspiration shoot in gorgeous Italy was a cooperation between Daniela of the Tuscan Wedding and myself. Our goal was to create a simple, romantic and organic Tuscan wedding – opposed to the more frequently seen lush Italian weddings – to give some additional inspiration to future brides and offer a wider variety of options. For this reason, we kept the color scheme simple – focusing on green, creams and whites only. In addition, we aimed to include lesser known typical local traditions and foods – as for example ice-cream-filled fruits. Those do not only look very pretty – but also taste amazing.

elegant wedding inspiration in Tuscany - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

Italian wedding inspiration - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

romantic white wedding bouquet - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

romantic white wedding bouquet - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

romantic place settings - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

elegant wedding inspiration in Tuscany - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

Italian wedding ideas - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

elegant wedding inspiration in Tuscany - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

organic wedding ideas - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

elegant wedding inspiration in Tuscany - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

This shoot is also a wonderful inspiration for an Italian elopement – and we hope to inspire future brides to consider Italy for their romantic destination wedding/elopement. The many fabulous vendors included in this shoot are mostly locals – or otherwise available for a wedding in Italy.

lace wedding details - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

lace table runners - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

elegant wedding inspiration in Tuscany - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

wedding cakes with bows - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

groom boutonnieres - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany

wedding getaway car - photo by Stefanie Kapra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-wedding-inspiration-in-tuscany


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Shoot Location: Florence, Italy / Photographer: Stefanie Kapra Photography / Event Design: The Tuscan Wedding / Floral Design: Floreart / Venue: Villa Le Piazzole / Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks / Makeup: Andrea Gennaro / Wedding Cake: Tuscan Wedding Cakes / Wedding Invitations: Laura Mazzetti / Calligrapher: Juliet Grace Design / Transportation: 500 Touring Club

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