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Annabel Lee Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

As Halloween draws nearer, what could provide better inspiration than Edgar Allen Poe’s “Annabel Lee?” Tulip + Rose Photography and asrai garden are the creative minds behind this shoot inspired by one of Poe’s most famous works, and they filled the dreamy shoot with gobs of grey, black, and muted blues, setting the mood perfectly for a chic Halloween.

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From the photographer, Tulip + Rose Photography: As lovers of all things romantic and the Halloween holiday, we have always wanted to do a dreamy wedding inspiration that played to both. We drew our inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “Annabel Lee;” which is a story of lovelorn romance set at a kingdom by the sea that ultimately ends in tender tragedy. Steelwork Park, which is actually the ruins of the old US Steelworks in Chicago, is set right on Lake Michigan and made for the perfect kingdom by the sea. Chicago Vintage Rentals provided the antique table and chairs and the elegant place settings which were integral to our vision. The tablescape was completed with a graceful runner by Silk & Willow and delicate shells and driftwood from Asrai Gardens.

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Annabel Lee wedding inspiration - photo by Tulip and Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/annabel-lee-wedding-inspiration

Annabel Lee wedding inspiration - photo by Tulip and Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/annabel-lee-wedding-inspiration

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Annabel Lee wedding inspiration - photo by Tulip and Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/annabel-lee-wedding-inspiration

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ocean tablescape - photo by Tulip and Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/annabel-lee-wedding-inspiration

The florals, expertly crafted by Elizabeth Cronin of Asrai Gardens, were an amazing array of blooms many of which were sourced locally. The lush bouquet and centerpiece boasted an amazing architecture as the greenery and flowers delicately cascaded in a purposefully haphazard way – creating stunning artistic movement that mimicked the waves of the sea. Luscious Silk and Willow ribbon was tied around the stems of the bouquet to add even more romantic appeal. Jessica from Boho Ink‘s modern aesthetic merged with classic calligraphy techniques to create this incredible invitation suite. We simply couldn’t stop swooning over her attention to detail in every aspect of the design – from the paper to her intricately constructed words to the overall composition of the each piece – she truly creates works of art. While Edgar Allan Poe is traditionally rather macabre, this poem bears a slight deviation – incorporating unending love in the face of impending doom.

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Ruffled - photo by Tulip and Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/annabel-lee-wedding-inspiration

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Annabel Lee wedding inspiration - photo by Tulip and Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/annabel-lee-wedding-inspiration

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Ruffled - photo by Tulip and Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/annabel-lee-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Tulip + Rose Photography

Florist:

asrai garden

Wedding Dress:

Gossamer

Jewelry:

No Kitchen Sink

Hair:

Le Roc Salon

Makeup:

Melissa Marshall

Rentals:

Chicago Vintage Weddings

Ribbon:

Silk and Willow

Calligraphy:

Bohemian Ink

Models:

Samantha Drake, Cooper Wise

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Leo Carrillo Ranch Barbecue Wedding

Rustic Weddings

“Why don’t we have a wedding that feels like a family barbecue?” may be one of the best ideas we’ve ever heard — especially when that barbecue takes place at Leo Carrillo Ranch in California. Artistrie Co., wed (weddings.events.design.), and Moments in Bloom set to work photographing and designing Amanda and Wences’ wedding day, which was full of great things like over-sized “Love” beach balls floating in the pool, a variety of delicious cakes, and potted succulent favors for the guests.

Leo Carrillo Ranch barbecue wedding - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

From the bride, Amanda: We wanted our wedding to feel comfortable rather than formal. Being from Southern California family barbecues are a staple all year round for each of our families, they are weekend events where everyone gets together to catch up, eat good food, and enjoy each others’ company. So when it came to planning our wedding we thought, “Why don’t we have a wedding that feels like a family barbecue?”

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bride and bridesmaids - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

bridal party - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

ceremony chair flowers - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

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wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

white rose boutonniere - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

Once we found Leo Carrillo Ranch we could immediately start seeing our wedding vision take shape. Since the site itself used to be actor Leo Carrillo’s home we are getting that literal feel of having a special event at a family member’s house. The site itself is everything that we love, from the hacienda style architecture to the canyon and natural wildlife that surrounds it. We knew that we did not need to do much to the site itself to make it beautiful, so it was going to be in the details that we chose that would make our wedding special and uniquely ours. Having oversized lawn games, a photo booth, and gourmet tacos are fun ways we thought could merge the backyard family barbecue feel into our wedding day.

favor table - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

succulent wedding favors - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

favors - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

rustic wedding sign - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

backyard reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

outdoor reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

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sweetheart table chairs - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

centerpiece flowers - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

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pool balloons - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Artistrie Co.

Event Design:

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Florist:

Moments in Bloom

Venue:

Leo Carrillo Ranch

Bridal Store:

Archive Bridal, Here Comes the Bride

Wedding Shoes:

Jimmy Choo

Jewelry:

Bauble Bar

Hair and Makeup:

Secret Salon

Groom's Attire:

The Black Tux

Catering:

Soho Taco

Wedding Cake:

Kuba Kreations

Bundt Cakes:

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Rentals:

Farm Tables and More, San Diego Party Rentals

Succulent Favors:

Oasis Plants

Photo Booth:

Mobile Photo Booth

Wedding Invitations:

Paper Source

Videography:

Campbellicious Video

Photos by:

Artistrie Co.

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Crisp Autumn Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

It’s getting chillier and chillier with every day, so we know it’s the perfect time to share this beautiful inspiration shoot from Debbie Lourens, Blank Canvas, and Leipzig. It’s ideal for that time of the year where autumn is gently lapsing into winter, where there are still enough lovely flowers to pick but there might also be specks of snow floating around. And can we talk about that incredible headpiece?

crisp autumn wedding inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-autumn-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Debbie Lourens: We were inspired by the movie ‘Frozen’ and using that as our starting point our idea began to evolve into a whimsical shoot that celebrates all things snow and frost. We chose our models loosely based upon the theme of the blonde ice queen and her red-head sister and we accessorised them with crystals and feathers and layers of snow. Our colour scheme included warm, as well as cold colours to provide a rich, textural palette and to bring depth into the icy winter wonderland we were aiming to create. The wonderful indigenous plants and flowers we used gave an amazing South African spin to the fairytale and the use of raw wood made us think of a mysterious forest covered in snowflakes.

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crisp autumn wedding inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-autumn-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Debbie Lourens

Planning and Styling:

Blank Canvas

Florist and Decor:

Leipzig

Venue:

Landtscap

Dresses:

Hendrik Vermeulen, Janita Toerien, Chantele de Bruyn, Alana van Heerden

Jewelry:

Carlize Bam

Hair and Makeup:

Corle Barnard

Rentals:

Classy Hire

Snow:

Cape Snow

Stationery:

Secret Diary

Behind the Scenes:

Samantha du Toit

Photos by:

Debbie Lourens

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