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Christmas House Inn Wedding

Photos By: Adrienne Gunde

The second we heard Adrienne Gunde and The Little Branch had paired up for this wedding at Rancho Cucamonga’s Christmas House Inn, we knew we were in for a treat – and our eyes certainly weren’t disappointed. Sue and David’s wedding was full of botanical inspiration, a bit of whimsy, and such romance that we can’t seem to stop swooning!

Christmas House Inn wedding - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

From the bride, Sue: David and I wanted the wedding to be fun, casual, yet pretty. We love vintage decorative elements, so we were looking for a venue that fit with our needs. David and I got married at the Christmas House Inn in California for several reasons. We were absolutely thrilled to find the Christmas House Inn. The Inn was built in 1904 and it was built on a ranch so there are fruit trees all over the property. We had access to the entire property. We were married under the large olive tree in the front yard and our cocktail hour was done on the veranda and throughout the first floor of the house. Christmas House has a grand piano in the main room so our friend, Diana Li, played the piano and sang during the cocktail hour. We thought it would make it more intimate to have a friend provide the music for that part of the event.


Christmas House Inn wedding - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding
botanical wedding invitations - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

ranunculus boutonnieres - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

coral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

pink wedding bouquet - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding
Flower recipe: Ranunculus, Anemones, Peonies, Roses, Garden Roses, Sage Greens and any other flower matching our color palette and style.

bridal processionals - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

ceremony decor - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

The whole property including the guest rooms have vintage furniture and decor, so it was fun for guests to roam around the space. The bridal party finished getting ready in the master suite that was upstairs, while the groomsmen got ready in the carriage house, which used to hold carriages but has been renovated into guest rooms. We had framed photographs placed throughout the house so guests could wander around and see personal photos of us. Our reception was held in the back gardens of the inn. We were surrounded by fruit trees, lush greenery, and twinkle lights that were placed all throughout the space. Lanterns and twinkle lights decorated the dance floor and guests were served drinks from a vintage bar. We loved that the venue felt intimate, like it was our home, but prettier!

coral charm bouquet - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

seating chart displays - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

kraft escort cards - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

David and I wanted to personalize different parts of the wedding by including our friends and family in the ceremony and reception. Our good friend, Thai Chu, officiated our wedding. He prepared such a sweet and insightful ceremony. We also asked our guests to partake in our vows. We asked our friends and family recommit to their vows to their partners after we said ours to each other. We DIYed the ceremony chair garlands. We spent a lot of time gluing and tying ribbons for the garlands and Janice (our coordinator) hung ribbons on the chandelier for the ceremony. I also made the wands for our child attendants to carry into the ceremony. Since we had four kids in the wedding (our nieces and nephews), we wanted to make sure they all had something to carry. They had a lot of fun waving them around! There were also some DIY elements for the reception. Since we had a lot of kids at our wedding, we wanted to make sure that they had activities. Our friend Nana Wyngarden and her kids Kai and Larsen created some really fun coloring books. They drew pictures of me, David, and our hobbies. The kids at the wedding colored them and we will add them to our wedding scrapbook. David also created the cake toppers. He made them out of Sculpey and hand painted them afterwards. My sister (the maid of honor) handmade my reception dress. David and I did East Coast Swing for our first dance so my sister made something that was fun to twirl in! We went to Santee Alley in downtown LA and picked out the lace and silk and she magically put everything together. It was definitely a labor of love.

Christmas House Inn wedding - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

polka dot favor boxes - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

Christmas House Inn wedding - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

pink flowers - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? We know that everyone gives this advice, but we feel that it’s very important to follow. Make sure to enjoy the wedding day because it goes by very fast! Also, having a photographer that you get along with and trust is also important. This person is with you on one of your most important days as a couple. In terms of advice for wedding planning, embrace the process, even the things that go wrong. It’s a good opportunity to learn about each other as you complete projects together and overcome the various challenges associated with preparing for such an important event. We found that we learned a lot about each other during the wedding planning process and we’ll be able to tackle more future challenges as a couple because of everything we learned while we were dating and planning such a big event.

Christmas House Inn wedding - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding

Christmas House Inn wedding - photo by Adrienne Gunde http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-house-inn-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Family Seating: “River Flows in You,” Yiruma
Bridal Party Processional: “True,” Spandau Ballet
Bridal Processional: “On Top of the World,” Imagine Dragons
Recessional: “Love on Top,” Beyonce
Wedding Party Entrance: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
Newlywed Entrance: “Here Comes the Hot Stepper,” Ini Kamoze
First Dance: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Michael Buble

Wedding Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA / Photographer: Adrienne Gunde / Day-Of Coordination: Janice of Christmas House Inn / Florist: The Little Branch / Venue: Christmas House Inn / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Wedding Shoes: Klub Nico / Veil: Brenda’s Bridal Veils / Gloves: Dark Pony Designs / Hair Twine and Dress Sash: Twigs and Honey / Makeup: Grace Lin Makeup / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s and Groomsmen Suits: SuitSupply / Caterer: Spaggi’s / Wedding Cake: Cucamonga Cakery / Cocktail Hour Musician: Diana Li Music / DJ: Paid 2 Party / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Swing Dance Lessons: Rick Archer

All White Wedding Inspiration

What color goes hand in hand with weddings more than white? A dream team of vendors including Paola Colleoni Photography, Princess Wedding, and Il Profumo dei Fiori put together a styled wedding shoot based solely around the shade, with the only variations coming through in the form of floral design. How beautiful is the result?

all white wedding inspiration - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

From the stylist, Sara of Princess Wedding: The main theme behind this shoot is the idea of a dreamy and timeless bride, placed in a setting where all the elements could create a juxtaposition between warm and cold. The white elements, the glasses, the bottles, the rain and the ceramics create a dreamy and static atmosphere, warmed up by the textiles, the fabrics and the flowers. The things the whole team loved the most about this photoshoot have been the femininity and the elegance which Laura, the model, totally embodied with her young, melancholic feel and her sensual and feminine shapes.

white wedding invitations - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

anemone centerpieces - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

white wedding tablescapes - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

white paper goods - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

white anemone bouquets - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

anemone centerpiece ideas - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

white anemone centerpieces - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

bridal inspiration - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

love wedding signs - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

white wedding ideas - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

white wedding inspiration - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

all white tablescapes - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

floral inspiration - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

cake display ideas - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

anemone floral bouquets - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration

all white wedding inspiration - photo by Paola Colleoni Photography http://ruffledblog.com/all-white-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Shoot Location: Cantello, Varese, Italy / Photographer: Paola Colleoni Photography / Event Design and Planning: Princess Wedding / Floral Design: Il Profumo dei Fiori / Venue: La Madonnina / Wedding Dress and Accessories: L’Officina delle Fate / Hair and Makeup: Organic Brides / Sweets and Cakes: Nana&Nana Cakes / Stationery: Princess Wedding / Model: Laura P.






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Elandra Resort Wedding

If you’ve been following Ruffled for a while, then you know how we feel about Australian beach weddings. If not, let me clue you in – we’re completely and utterly obsessed. This wedding from David Campbell Imagery and Jenny Rick is no different, with its tropical floral design and modern poolside reception. Prepare to get a little obsessed, too!

Elandra Resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

From the bride, Tegan: I have always wanted a unique and colorful wedding style for our day, filled with bright blooms and fabulous stationary and there was always going to be lanterns! The Elandra was already wonderfully styled and it is very hard to compete with the spectacular view so I didn’t want to go overboard with decorations but at the same time wanted to embrace the tropical landscape. The theming started with the invitation suite a close friend of the family designed for us. Modern, tropical with a slight Moroccan feel to fit in with the Elandra’s décor. I loved putting together each element of the invitations, designing the menus, placecards and favor boxes, utilizing Etsy at every turn!

wedding shoes - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

beaded wedding gowns - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

beaded wedding gown - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical bouquets - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding
Flower recipe: Proteas, sea holly, geraldton wax flowers, blue gum, hot pink clustar gem roses, rusty red chrysies.

bridal fashion - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical bouquets - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical wedding bouquet - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be open for change on the day, I soon found out no matter how much planning prior something ‘may’ go wrong but at the end of the day it does not matter, it will be an amazing day no matter what as you are surrounded by your family & friends celebrating your love.

poolside wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

summer wedding ideas - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

place settings - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

poolside wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

modern wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Australia resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

cake toppers - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Elandra Resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “1000 Years,” Voyce Avenue
Signing of the Register: “Love Love Love,” Avalanche City
Recessional: “Best Day of my Life,” American Authors
Reception Entrance: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Cake Cutting: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
First Dance: “The Wedding Song,” Angus and Julia Stone
Exit Song: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Wedding Location: Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia / Photographer: David Campbell Imagery / Event Design and Flowers: Jenny Rick / Venue and Caterer: Elandra Resort / Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Wedding Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo via Saks Fifth Avenue / Jewelry: Helena Noelle / Bridesmaids’ Dresses : Dillard’s, ASOS, Couture Candy / Groom’s Suit: Swarv Menswear / Wedding Cake: Cairns Wedding Cakes / Entertainment: Mark Jennings of Ace Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Gael Borg

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