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Jackson Meadow Wedding

Photos By: Paper Antler

Today’s bride and groom have known each other since they were each 12 years old – talk about childhood sweethearts! It was only fitting that their wedding should be full of sweetness and homey details, like exchanging vows while standing on a rug gifted to them by the bride’s sister. Paper Antler and Alisun Abbott pulled all the stops on this Minnesota affair!

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From the bride, Ashlee: We have known each other since we were 12 years old, so planning came pretty easily! We pictured ourselves getting married outside in a meadow type setting surrounded by our closest friends and family. Our hope was something unique with lots of personal touches that felt like a celebration of us. We didn’t have a theme or colors in mind. The gorgeous meadow backdrop provided most of the decorating. My sister gifted us the amazing rug we were married on (which is now in our home), our friend made all of the personalized benches for our ceremony.

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As soon as I found my dress, the rest fell into place, each bridesmaid would wear a lace dress of her choice, my husband wanted a cool “old timey suit” We are incredibly lucky to have such talented and generous friends, almost everything from chalkboards, pies, flowers and decor was done by our wonderful family and friends. One of the biggest projects was making a path to the ceremony site in the meadow, my husband spent many weeks mowing, trimming and perfecting the beautiful winding path. My mom and I went to farmers market a few weeks before the wedding and chose our favorites. I wanted the flowers to look very natural, loose and wild. They turned out so beautiful! My sister created a bouquet for me using all creams and whites, I loved it. We ended up using flowers from the meadow and gardens to make boutonnieres and crowns.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Relax, look around and enjoy this special day! You get to celebrate with friends and family and marry your very best friend.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Retrograde,” Leo Koetkes
Ceremony: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Elvis (sung by groom’s father)
First Dance: “This Magic Moment,” The Drifters (sung by bride’s sister)

Wedding Location: Marine on St. Croix, MN / Photographer: Paper Antler / Event Decor and Styling: Alisun Abbott / Flowers: St. Paul Farmer’s Market / Venue: Groom’s family home, Jackson Meadow / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Ebony Davis of Bespoke Hair Artisans / Bridesmaids’ Hair and Makeup: Brian Graham Salon / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Zara / Groom’s Suit: Heimie’s Haberdashery / Wedding Caterer: Lancer / Pies: family friend / Ceremony Music: Joel Shapiro on guitar, groom’s father / Reception Music: Patty and the Buttons / Ceremony Benches: handmade by a friend of the couple / Table Arrangements and Decor: friends and family / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Videographer: LB Jeffries

Greenery Filled Wedding Ideas

Personally, I’ve been so thrilled to see the recent reemergence of the fern. It’s always a bit of a “jackpot” moment when we come across something that’s low-cost and yet high-impact, and the fern absolutely fits that bill. Arina B Photography set to work styling some wedding inspiration filled to the brim with greenery and focusing on the wonders of nature – and we have to say it’s pretty much perfection.

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From the photographer and stylist, Arina B Photography: Before there were any buildings, churches and venues, there was always never ending forests – forest became my inspiration for this styled shoot. When surrounded by so much greenery and nature not much decorating is needed — simplicity is the beauty. Moss and green plants for centerpiece came from local gardening store. All the glass items were collected over time from vintage stores. When planning a vintage wedding it’s always a great idea to start shopping early and attend garage sales and vintage markets often – this will save brides tons of money.

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bohemian bride - photo by ArinaB Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenery-filled-wedding-ideas

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greenery filled wedding ideas - photo by ArinaB Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenery-filled-wedding-ideas

My bride wore summer dress from local store called Melrose in OC, I love how simple and relaxing it looked, I really think brides do need to look into the dresses that are not falling off or making them feeling uncomfortable. As a photographer I constantly get to deal with brides fixing their dresses during very pretty moments that could have been a beautiful photo. I really liked to think about our environment, there is why everything in this shoot was environment friendly materials – from recyclable wedding invites to string around bride’s bouquet. So even if something was left behind after the shoot it will do no harm to the nature. Save the planet for future generations.”

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greenery filled wedding ideas - photo by ArinaB Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenery-filled-wedding-ideas


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Shoot Location: Orange County, CA / Photography, Styling, and Invitations: Arina B Photography / Wedding Dress: Melrose in the OC / Hair: Sara Broussard of Salon Bleu / Makeup: Tiara Rupp of Salon Bleu / Wooden Sign: Fourthings By Cablue / Hand Made Candelas: allMontana






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Glen Venue Wedding

Photos By: Flora + Fauna

Wedding portraits in an abandoned greenhouse – be still, my beating heart. After their portraits, Becky and Jose made their way to their ceremony site under the trees, where they exchanged vows before dancing the night away with friends and family. Flora + Fauna was on hand to document every moment, each detail prettier than the next!

glen venue wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

From the bride, Becky: Our vision was for our wedding to be a reflection of who we are. We wanted our wedding to be a comfortable and welcoming experience for all our guest. We envisioned a romantic wedding outside in the fresh air on a beautiful piece of property surrounded by our family and close friends. We were married on the property of The Glen Venue at the Linwood House. It was a beautiful house that dates back to the late 1800s, sitting on a huge piece of property with blooming camellias and an orange grove full of fruit. We were married under a row of gorgeous magnolia trees with white fabric swaying in the trees, while standing on a hand woven rug that Jose’s parents had purchased many years ago while in Turkey. We asked one of our closest friends to officiate our nuptials which made the ceremony feel very intimate and special for us.

eclectic wedding stationery - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

pink amaranthus bouquet - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

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bride getting ready - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

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first look - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

first looks - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

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The flowers were one of the most important décor elements for me. I wanted free flowing and natural arrangements with dark burgundy, purples of all shades with accents of white and pink. The day before the wedding my dear friend and I went to a local farm (Down to Earth) to pick up the Zinnias that were used. The loropetalum came from my yard and the rest were from a wholesale florist in town. I splurged on flowers like garden and spray roses and saved money by using the loropetalum and other greenery like Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and Plumosa Fern.

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ceremony setup - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

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streamer wedding ceremony - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

confetti recessional - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

confetti recessional - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

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glen venue wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

We wanted to be involved in every little detail, hand crafted by us, our family and our friends. Everything at our wedding was DIY which made it so special and heartfelt. The six months leading to the wedding I hunted for containers for the flower arrangements and flatware to be used for our guest. The place settings at our sweetheart table were all things I had collected over the years. I refinished furniture that was used as our cake table and beverage bar. Jose and his brother built the bar out of pallets and reclaimed wood. Jose and I designed our invitations and paper goods. My mom crocheted all the hanging jars throughout the venue and made the shawl I wore. My close friends played a huge role in the setup of the day and making sure everything was beautiful. From the flowers to the day of coordinating, without them our wedding would not have been what we had envisioned. Our cakes and catering were even done by our friend’s parents. It was definitely a family affair! I worked closely with friends and family setting up the venue to the very moment I had to stop and get ready for the big day. I turned over the rest of my décor duties and trusted everything would turn out as beautiful as I imagined which it did. When Jose and I walked out of the house as they pronounced us husband and wife it was so much to take in, we are very grateful to everyone that helped and made our wedding dream come true.

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bride portraits - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My biggest piece of advice I would give any couple planning their wedding would be to enjoy the process. We were engaged for only 6 short months but those months leading to our big day were magical and so much fun. Our family and friends put together some really fun gatherings for us. There was so much excitement it the air and although there were some big decision still to be made, we tried our best to take full advantage of it. So as hard as it may be at times try to go with the flow and soak in every little moment.

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outdoor place settings - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

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red velvet cakes - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

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vintage inspired decor - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

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greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Instrumental,” Jose Gonzalez
Bride’s Processional: “Heartbeats,” Jose Gonzalez
First Dance: “For You,” Angus & Julia Stone

Wedding Location: Glen St. Mary, FL / Photographer: Flora + Fauna / Furniture, Invitations, Paper Goods, Décor, Flowers: Bride, b-real happy / Venue: The Glen Venue / Wedding Dress: Bride’s grandmother’s, redesigned with the help of Martha Shump Designs / Veil: Martha Shump Designs / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Necklace: Bride’s sister’s that her husband gave her on their wedding day / Bride’s Wedding Rings: Catbird / Purse: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ Dress: Dillards / Hair and Makeup: Sara Jane at Modern Classic Beauty / Groom’s Jacket: Express / Groom’s Pants: Banana Republic / Bow Tie: vintage / Caterer: Larry Balch / Wedding Cakes: Lee Harris / DJ: Kevin Snow / Musician: Goliath Flores

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