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Victoria KyriaKides Fall 2015 Collection

If attention to detail, intricate beading and lacework, and structured yet feminine silhouettes make your heart skip a beat, then Victoria KyriaKides‘s Fall 2015 Bridal Collection is exactly what you need today. Let us know in the comments which is your favorite!

Victoria KyriaKides Fall 2015 Collection

Fall Wedding in a Massachusetts Art Gallery

Photos By: Lara Kimmerer

Let’s talk about weddings in museums, guys. Between the open space and built-in artwork, has there ever been a more perfect venue? Ariel and Drew exchanged vows in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, not too far from where the couple met and fell in love years before. Thank you Lara Kimmerer and The Barn Florals for your gorgeous work on this fall wedding!

Fall Wedding in a Massachusetts Art Gallery - photo by Lara Kimmerer http://ruffledblog.com/fall-wedding-in-a-massachusetts-art-gallery

From the photographer, Lara Kimmerer: Ariel & Drew met and fell in love while attending Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Williamstown and the adjacent town of North Adams sit at the base of Mt. Greylock in the Berkshires. They chose to have their wedding at Mass MoCA in North Adams to celebrate the beginnings of their relationship and all that was to come. To begin the day, Ariel got ready at Field Farm Guest House – a part of the Trustees of the Reservations. Drew got ready at Porches in North Adams. They decided on a first look on the gorgeous property at Field Farm, but as will happen, it began to rain. The first look happened inside the guest house. Sometimes the unplanned parts of a wedding day can end up being the best. The first look inside the house helped to create an intimate few moments for them before the whirlwind of the rest of the afternoon and evening really began.

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Fall Wedding in a Massachusetts Art Gallery - photo by Lara Kimmerer http://ruffledblog.com/fall-wedding-in-a-massachusetts-art-gallery

Mass MoCA is a unique venue in that no two weddings ever have to be the same. The exhibits change of course, but each couple gets to choose the areas of the museum they’d like to use for their event. Ariel & Drew really tried to use every available space open to them. Guests arrived to a champagne reception in one gallery, and were escorted to another gallery for the ceremony. Following the ceremony guests moved to a three story brick-lined stairwell for toasts and cocktails, one of them a signature drink named Tallulah after their dog, who unfortunately could not attend the reception. Ariel & Drew, along with their parents and friends who were toasting them, stood on a balcony overlooking the stairwell and floor below where their guests looked on. Everyone then moved on to the reception in the Tall Gallery where there was a beautiful exhibition by artist Jason Middlebrook. The party was located in two spaces. Dancing was inside with the band Darlingside, whose members also attended Williams College. Outside guests enjoyed sitting by fire heaters while smoking cigars. The couple left to a sparkler send-off in the Mass MoCA courtyard.

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Fall Wedding in a Massachusetts Art Gallery - photo by Lara Kimmerer http://ruffledblog.com/fall-wedding-in-a-massachusetts-art-gallery

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Wedding Location: North Adams, MA / Photographer: Lara Kimmerer / Floral Design: The Barn Florals / Venue: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art / Music: Darlingside / Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo / Hair and Makeup: Lari Manz / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers / Caterer: Mezze / Wedding Cake: Irene’s Cakes by Design / Calligraphy: Pretty in Print / The artist for the gallery space for the ceremony: Sol LeWitt / The artist for the reception space: Jason Middlebrook






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Shenandoah Valley Wedding

What could be cozier than a bed and breakfast wedding? Melissa and Kyle had once stayed at Virginia’s The Inn at Vaucluse Spring and knew it would be the perfect home for their wedding day. Brooke Courtney Photography and florist Wild Green Yonder were the perfect matches to bring the couple’s vision to reality!

Shenandoah Valley wedding - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

From the bride, Melissa: Our ceremony and reception were held at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, a beautiful 100-acre bed-and-breakfast in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, about 90 minutes from DC. We’d stayed there once years before and fell in love with it. Our wedding was the perfect opportunity to go back — this time with 50 of our closest friends and family. Kyle and I didn’t necessarily have a clear-cut theme for the wedding, as much as we had little details that we wanted to incorporate. We originally met six years ago as writers, so we tried to sneak that into the decor — in book titles, in postcards that doubled as our guestbook, and in the (not-so-subtle!) typewriter.

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Flower recipe: Instead of identical floral arrangements at each table, we used various scattered stems and wildflowers — all pieced together by our amazing florist, Lori at Wild Green Yonder. We asked her for two main things: color and texture — and we got both of them. Flowers included dahlias, celosias, cockscombs, scabiosa pods, yarrow, and Joe Pye weed, and everything was grown locally in Virginia.

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Trying to keep things budget-friendly where possible, we DIY’ed a lot of the decor. Kyle built the postcard stand with dowels, wood stain, and twine. I designed all of the printed signage using Photoshop and cardstock. We thrifted old books and glass bottles, and used them as tablescapes. (Also fairly budget-friendly: We’re dressed in J. Crew, and my flats are from Payless.) My dad passed away almost a decade ago, and it was really important to me to remember him on my wedding day. For the ceremony, I left the chair next to my mom empty for him, marking it with a ribbon and a few blooms. At our guest check-in table, I kept a lantern lit in his memory, and in place of favors, we made a donation to the American Cancer Society in his honor.

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Shenandoah Valley wedding - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Agree on when to save, and when to splurge. While our overall wedding was fairly budget-friendly, our one splurge was our out-of-state photographer. Photography was really important to us, and we were willing to spend a bit more on that because — after all the food is eaten, and after all the songs are played — photos are one of the few tangible things you’ll be able to take away from a wedding. So do your research and look for a photographer that you really love: their style, their personality (you’ll be spending tons of time with them!), and most of all, their end product.

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Wedding Location: Stephens City, VA / Photographer: Brooke Courtney Photography / Florist: Wild Green Yonder / Venue: The Inn at Vaucluse Spring / Wedding Dress: J. Crew / Wedding Shoes: Payless ShoeSource / Hair and Makeup: Jordan K. Winn / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Caterer: The Barbecue Exchange / Pies: Red Truck Bakery / Band: Colebrook Road / Rentals: Crave Event Rentals / Officiant: Rev. Kathy Gracenin

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