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Wedding Whites with Optic White + Join us for a Twitter Party!

Who says you can’t wear white to a wedding? We’ve partnered with Colgate® Optic White® to help you bring your best accessory to the next summer wedding event – a brilliant smile. Pearly whites are always in style, especially at weddings. Head over to our Wedding Season Whites board on Pinterest to spark your imagination; from white bow ties to pearly pumps and of course a dazzling white smile, you’ll find everything you need to inspire your look at weddings!

For a quick and affordable way to prep your smile for wedding season, we recommend the Colgate Optic White regimen, which includes the new Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen. This product is truly a little gem of a tool, the whitening pen actually stores in your toothbrush, allowing you to brush – whiten – go. No waiting, no rinsing, just a brilliant smile!

We are also excited to announce that Ruffled will be co-hosting, alongside @OpticWhite, a one-hour Twitter Party next Wednesday, July 9th to love your bright, white smile. During our one-hour Twitter Party, we’ll be discussing dazzling wedding whites and the wedding-day moments that make you smile. We’ll also be giving away lots of Colgate Optic White prizes you won’t want to miss out on. To be eligible to win the Colgate Optic White regimen you must follow both @OpticWhite and @Ruffledblog on Twitter and use the hashtag #WeddingMonth. Hope you can join us!

Sundance Resort Wedding

We just may have found a new favorite venue in Utah’s Sundance Resort – just take one look at these images from Blush Photography and you’ll know why. It was love at first sight for Erica and Jake too, who planned a “forest elegance experience” with the help of Petal Pixie. You knocked this one out of the park, ladies and gents!

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

From the bride, Erica: I’m from Utah, Jake is from Illinois and we are both New York transplants who seriously needed a break from the concrete jungle to go back to our more outdoorsy roots. We envisioned a rustic forest wedding surrounded by beautiful mountains, crisp, fresh air and most importantly our family and friends. Sundance is an inspiring place where we know our love will forever stay tucked in between all the mountains and trees. To kick off the weekend festivities at Sundance, we planned a lovely outdoor welcome brunch with just parents and siblings and followed it with a relaxed outdoor BBQ rehearsal dinner. Those two events really set the tone and gave everyone, including Jake and me, a chance to talk and relax before the big day.

wedding rings - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

bridal makeup - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

bridal hair flowers - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wedding party - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wild bouquet - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding
Flower recipe: I remember telling our florist that I wanted the bouquets to look like we had all run into a field and picked fresh flowers. The bouquets stay true to the nude palette but each have some oranges and purples thrown in to brighten things up. Dahlias, roses, stock, anemone, thistle, succulents, protea, air plants, moss, artichokes, and ranunculus (in my bouquet and hairpiece).

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wedding sign inspiration - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wild wedding bouquet - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

bridal processionals - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

woodsy wedding ceremony - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

ceremony kisses - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Choosing vendors was a fun experience for me and when we saw Kim’s company, Petal Pixie, and her Hidden Forest shoot we didn’t have to look any further. After one conversation we knew that she would understand our vision of creating a rustic, forest elegant experience. The beauty in a forest is the unique details of every tree, flower, shrub and root and that’s the concept we wanted to create with the wedding. We chose to forgo the idea of “a wedding color” in favor of the mismatched approach. Every table had a different arrangement of flowers, succulents, lanterns, mosses and vases, all the groomsmen and bridesmaids had a different outfit based on a common idea and it all worked together beautifully!

wild wedding flowers - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

woodsy wedding ideas - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

tablescape ideas - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Another key component of our wedding was the photography. We wanted a personal and artistic approach to preserving our wedding. Our wonderful photographer, Brooke Davis – Blush Photography, embodied this idea completely. During our engagement shoot she had us running through the woods so it came as no surprise that after the ceremony she took us up a mountain trail – high heels, dress, suit and all – we hiked up a dirt path through the pine trees to get the perfect shot and one of our favorite memories. For me, the bride, the planning experience was so enjoyable that I even opened up my own forest wedding decor shop on Etsy called Fir and Forest. Every time I make an item for someone’s wedding, I get to relive a little bit of our own perfect day.

chair backs - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wedding favor ideas - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

chalkboard sign table numbers - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

woodsy wedding decor - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wedding favor display - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t forget to have a moment of Zen along the way. It’s important to take a moment to breathe and remember that everything will all come together in the end. The most stressful part for us was the logistics. We had a lot of guests traveling, but also we were planning a Utah wedding from New York and even from out of the country for a few months – it’s quite a task planning a wedding from India – but in the end, it’s just all part of the adventure! We did a brainstorming session at the venue with our florist and coordinator, Kim, from Petal Pixie and we were immediately on the same page. Find vendors who understand your vision, will listen to what you do and don’t like and will take it to the next level and make it more unique and special than you ever thought. Have a blast with your photos and do something unexpected. One of my favorite parts of the entire weekend was running off to do our shots together right after the ceremony. We found a path in the forest where the sun was seeping through the trees and hiked all around (heels and all) while our photographer, Brooke, took some magical shots. We ran free until we were out of breath, got covered with dirt and pine needles and it… was…. fabulous. I’ll never forget it. Keep it real. We tried our hardest to plan from the perspective of our family and friends and think how each decision would effect them. We stayed true to ourselves, but always had everyone’s feelings on our mind and heart.

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

paper goods - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

woodsy wedding decor - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

cake tables - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

scalloped wedding cake - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

wedding cake tables - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

succulent wedding cakes - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Vivaldi’s Spring
Recessional: “Sevilla,” Albeniz
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Got a Name,” Jim Croce
Mother/Son Dance: “You Will Be On Your Way,” The Young Presidents (Jake’s band – written by him and his bandmate/one of our handsome groomsmen)
First Dance: “True Love Ways,” Buddy Holly
Since we are both musicians and it was important to incorporate music into the wedding as much as we could. Jake sang a song he wrote for me called “Love You Forever” during the reception – It was just the two of us in the middle of the room on the dance floor. So romantic!

Wedding Location: Sundance, UT / Photographer: Blush Photography / Event Design, Planning, and Floral Design: Petal Pixie / Venue, Caterer, and Rentals: Sundance Resort / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Alterations: Pinpoint Bridal / Wedding Veil and Earrings: BHLDN / Hair: Kali Wengreen / Makeup: Jann Rupp / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie, BHLDN, Nordstrom, ASOS, Ruche / Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply / Ring: Family Heirloom (My great grandfather was a jeweler. He made this ring for my grandmother, passed to my parents lovingly who gave it to us) / Groom’s Ring: Pyxis Jewelry / Wedding Cake: Granite Bakery / Guitarist: Jon Yerby / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura






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Clark Gardens Wedding

When you’re hoping for an intimate wedding day but have 300 guests to accommodate, you know you’ve got quite the task ahead of yourself. Luckily, Precious Creations was willing and able, pulling off an absolutely stunning Texas wedding day with blooms from Stems of Dallas and images done by none other than Jennifer Crenshaw Photography!

Clark Gardens wedding - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

From the bride, Ashley: I’ve always loved watercolors, flowers galore, lace and glitter. I wanted the wedding to feel intimate even though we were having close to 300 people. Springtime in North Texas is beautiful and normally the weather is nice so we wanted an outdoor wedding. If I could sum up our wedding it would be romantic, natural and personal. Having an outdoor garden wedding the goal was to take advantage of the beauty around us and plus it up with our favorite things. Our color scheme was yellow, gray with shades of pink.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

silver wedding shoes - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

grey bridesmaid dresses - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

bright spring bouquets - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding
Bouquet recipe: white hydrangea, and ivory peony, with accents of soft yellow and peach ranunculus and hints of David Austin ‘Juliet’ roses and ‘Patience’ roses throughout.

groomsmen portraits - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

Almost the entire wedding was DIY and I got everyone involved from myself, coworkers, mothers, the groom, groomsman, my niece and some bridesmaids. All of the paper items: invitations, programs, table ‘Thank You’ cards, bar menu’s, honey labels and dessert table signs were created by a friend of the bride, Katie. I’ve been having an obsession with light up marquee signs but they are CRAZY expensive. My mother is wonderful and made me a marquee sign from a how-to on pinterest. I also wanted to add a little glitz to the tent so my mom, niece and I mod podged lanterns in silver glitter. At the last minute I wanted a welcome sign in the entrance and one of my bridesmaids is crazy talented and water color painted a sign for me.

pink spring bouquet - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

bride before ceremony - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

poolside wedding ceremony - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

One favorite thing we wanted to include was our favorite desserts. So our moms and my grandmother made all of our favorites. Peanut butter chocolate balls, Martha Washington’s (coconut, almonds and chocolate), wedding cookies, forget me not cookies, lemon squares. We brought in cotton candy and macaroons as well. My mom wanted to give me my something old so she took her veil and made it into my veil and to add a little glam to my hairstyle made my headband herself. (Let’s just say the one I found online I wanted was $250 and this cost less than $30!)

reception decor - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

wedding reception inspiration - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

Clark Gardens wedding - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

reception decor - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

wedding inspiration - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

reception decor - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Make a list of photos you want as you see stuff that inspires you or makes you say “I MUST capture that moment”. The week of is crazy so make sure you’ve got most of the big things out of the way so you can focus on how exciting it is to marry the love of your life. Keep yourself healthy. We focused so much on getting everything done it never crossed our mind to take care of ourselves. Hello strep throat 6 days before the wedding. And finally, have fun. Things WILL go wrong at your wedding. In all of the planning we didn’t have any plates to serve dinner or cake. Day of I laughed about it as my wedding planner ran to Walmart, a week later I was horrified thinking that was how people would remember our wedding, but now, all I can do is shake my head and smile. People ate (a little late) but when all was said and done… we were married!

pink wedding cakes - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

pink wedding cakes - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

wedding reception ideas - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

honey wedding favors - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

bouquet toss - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Jennifer Crenshaw Photography http://ruffledblog.com/clark-gardens-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Me & You,” Kenny Chesney
Bride’s Processional: “Once Upon A Dream” from Sleeping Beauty
Recessional: “All You Need Is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Who I Am,” Wade Bowen
Father/Daughter Dance: “She’s Like Texas,” Josh Abbot Band
Mother/Son Dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Iz
Last Dance: “All of Me,” John Legend

Wedding Location: Weatherford, TX / Photographer: Jennifer Crenshaw Photography / Event Planner: Precious Creations / Florist: Stems of Dallas / Venue: Clark Gardens / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via Gowns of Grace / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Earrings and Bracelet: Nadri via Nordstroms / Hair: Lindsay Gordon / Makeup: Briana Dai Artistry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Kate Spade / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s Tie and Pocket Square: Nordstrom / Caterer: Babe’s Chicken / Wedding Cakes: Delicious Cakes / DJ, Lighting, and Videographer: A Very Special Day / Photo Booth: Krauzian Image Photo Booth / Wedding Invitations: Friend of the bride, printed by Minute Men Press

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