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Garden Romance Wedding Inspiration

I might be a sucker for a classic pink and red color palette, but can you blame me? There are so many inspiring details to behold in this styled shoot put together by Beijos Events and Megan Welker Photography, but we have to give a special shout-out to the incredible floral design by Siren Floral Co.. That bouquet is a show-stopper for sure!

Garden Romance Wedding Inspiration - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

From the event designers, Beijos Events: As far as the inspiration behind this shoot, simply put, my partners and I have a love affair with Anthropologie and BHLDN (who doesn’t, right??). So when we were presented with the opportunity to work with them we definitely had a “pinch me” moment! We hadn’t really had the chance to work and style a vintage garden wedding and we really had strong romantic vision for this one. The first and major story behind this shoot was a vintage ballerina gets married in a secret English garden, and the ideas came flowing from there.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

bar drinks - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

pink ombre wedding dress - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

wedding paper goods - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

red pink tablescapes - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

boho flower girls - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

red garden bouquets - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

depression glass - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

red pink bouquets - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

place setting ideas - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding hair - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

It was great to work with such delicate materials and textiles for this shoot. We wanted the rentals from the furniture pieces down to the flatware to be rustic and antique, with mismatched pieces that told an old story. The invites we wanted were focused around the garden, playing on a pretty fall burgundy/peach floral combo for Fall. The flowers were beyond amazing playing on bold pretty to soft herbal and organic looking pieces you find in a real English garden. The desserts were petite and perfect for delicate setting, and the hair and make really played into the ballerina inspiration with a messy bun and dewy pinks. Everything came together easily since as previously stated the “love affair” is so strong!!

reception chair flowers - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding cakes - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

Garden Romance Wedding Inspiration - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

whimsical sweetheart tables - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

pink dahlias - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

romantic place settings - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

chair decorations - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

drink bars - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

flower topped cakes - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

Garden Romance Wedding Inspiration - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration

Garden Romance Wedding Inspiration - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-romance-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Chino Hills, CA / Photographer: Megan Welker Photography / Event Design and Styling: Beijos Events / Florist: Siren Floral Co. / Venue: Private Estate / Wedding Dresses, Decor, and Accessories: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Kierra Scheffer / Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Rentals: Thrifted Sister Vintage / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Prim and Pixie

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair

Photos By: Kim Smith Miller

If you’ve got a vintage wedding theme in mind, you may want to take notes from Zora and Jerome’s Seattle wedding. Kim Smith Miller, McKenzie Powell, and Simplicity Events LLC were the perfect team of vendors to execute Zora’s vision, which included nods to her recently passed grandmother’s impeccable style. Prepare to fall in love, folks:

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

From the bride, Zora: I wanted the aesthetic of the wedding to be a blend of vintage and classic elements to compliment the rustic environment of Sodo Park but I also wanted to maintain an overall elegant feel. I wanted my look to complement the venue and enhance the elegant, timeless feel I was aiming to achieve. My grandma was my style icon and truly the most glamorous women I’ve ever known; her influence was definitely a huge factor in creating my look for the big day. Before I even started looking at dresses, I knew “the-one” would have to work with my grandma’s long, art-deco inspired, opera glass necklace. I tried on many white dresses before finding “the one” which just didn’t feel right to me – I wanted something more unique and interesting. The minute I spotted the Jenny Packham Eden dress in Platinum, I knew it was the perfect dress to tie all the elements I wanted together. I guess you could say I was going for a vintage glamor look, sort of my grandmother’s glamor meets Great Gatsby – I really didn’t want it to be too theme-y. McKenzie described it as, “A touch of the dark and romantic offset by the light and fresh. Ornate + rustic + clean + simple + lush + vintage + timeless… blended all together and not too much of any of it.” I asked the bridesmaids to wear long black gowns of their choosing and the men were all in black suits with white shirts, black ties, and tie clips. I felt this look would add to the elegant, timeless, and formal look I wanted to achieve.

glitter wedding shoes - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding bridal accessories - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

anemone ranunculus bouquet - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair
Bouquet recipe: Black-eyed white anemones, white peonies, rich greenery, delicate textural flowers, and berry accents.

glam bridal parties - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

watercolor paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

vintage bridal fashion - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding ceremony - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding ceremony - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

ceremony recessionals - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

I was really reluctant to choose “my wedding colours” as I wanted the colour palette to be rich and was worried selecting one or two colours would make the aesthetic flat. Thankfully, with the help of our florist and event designer, McKenzie Powell, we were able to select a more complex colour palate of neutral tones with accents of emerald green and dark dusty blues. McKenzie posted a great blog entry describing the aesthetic of the wedding here. I added touches of vintage throughout, such as: a vintage cigar cart, a table with old family wedding photos which were displayed in mismatched silver frames and our ceremony backdrop was a pair of vintage glass doors with dark green and white floras draped over top. For the décor and table settings the focus was mostly on florals, mismatched silver trays and lots and lots of candles. I included a few personal touches to the day: I made the wedding invitations myself from vintage handkerchiefs. We wrote our own vows and preformed a wedding wine box ceremony, where we chose a bottle of wine, wrote letters to each other and sealed it all in a wooden box made by the grooms father which we will open on our 5th wedding anniversary. My favourite detail was the fabric swatch with my grandma’s picture on it that I got sewn to the underside of my dress — that way both she and my grandpa would get to walk me down the aisle (I always told my grandma that she and my grandpa would one day walk me down the aisle; my grandma passed away two years ago, so this was a way to fulfill that).

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue watercolor paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue green tablescapes - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s so easy to get carried away, remember what it’s really all about – the couple! Everyone says that your wedding day will fly by and to take it all in, and that is more true than we expected! It went by in a flash. I never would have hesitated to hire a day-of-coordinator or in getting a videographer, they were worth every penny!

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

table number ideas - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

green centerpieces - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding cake - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

dessert tables - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding toasts - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Family Processional: “When You’re Smiling,” Louis Armstrong
Bridal Party Processional: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf
Bride’s Processional: “At Last,” Etta James
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: “Your Song,” Ellie Goulding
Mother/Son and Grandfather/Granddaughter Dance: “Have I Told You Lately,” Van Morrison
Anniversary Dance: “All My Tomorrows,” Frank Sinatra
Farewell Song: “It’s Business Time,” Flight of The Concords

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Kim Smith Miller / Floral Design: McKenzie Powell / Wedding Coordinator: Laura Gram of Simplicity Events LLC / Venue: Sodo Park / Wedding Dress and Headpiece: Jenny Packham “Eden” via The Dress Theory Bridal Shop / Bride’s Shrug: ChicAura / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Jewelry: Handed down from late-grandmother / Alterations: Debra Hedeen Custom Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Salon Maison / Groom’s Suit: Custom My.Suit / Groom’s Shirt and Bow Tie: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Suspenders: Trafalgar / Groom’s Shoes: Bruno Magli / Caterer: Herban Feast / Desserts: Simply Desserts / DJ: Bamboo Beats / Rentals: Vintage Ambiance amd Sodo Park / Officiant: Groom’s Uncle, Ron Halweil / Graphic Design: Julia Manchik / Wedding Invitations: Bride / Videographer: Josh Perrault






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Nature-Inspired Wedding

If modern weddings and classic, clean color palettes are your thing, then you’re in for a treat, dear reader. Adene Photography and Leipzig Flowers worked their wonders on the South African wedding of Emtia and Andre, which was overflowing with thoughtful details, incredible greenery garlands, and inspiring hanging decor!

Landtscap Stellenbosch Wedding - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

Andre and Emtia’s wedding had a gorgeous airy vibe inspired by the nature around them. This chic South African wedding used lots of succulents, airplants, proteas and branches for the bouquets and centerpieces. The same greenery was also brought to the ceremony, and the couple gave away eucalyptus leaves in cones for the sendoff instead of traditional petals or rice – we loved this idea!

bridal accessories - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

antique lace garter - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

bridesmaid portraits - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

recessional toss - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

stylish wedding dress - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

Landtscap Stellenbosch Wedding - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

Landtscap Stellenbosch Wedding - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

reception decor - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

modern wedding receptions - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

modern weddings - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

hanging wedding decorations - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

South Africa destination wedding - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

Landtscap Stellenbosch Wedding - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

natural wedding centerpieces

botanical wedding tables - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

modern place settings - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

modern wedding ideas - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

natural wedding centerpieces

Landtscap Stellenbosch Wedding - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

green wedding inspiration - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

eucalyptus wedding cake - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

first dances - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

first dances - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding

first dances - photo by Adene Photography http://ruffledblog.com/landtscap-stellenbosch-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa / Photographer: Adene Photography / Decor: Leipzig Flowers / Venue: Landtscap / Wedding Dress: Robyn Roberts

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