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Leduc Stone Barn Wedding

Photos By: David Guenther

Groomsmen in dashing blue suits, a stunning bride in a Spanish veil, and a reception that sends our hearts aflutter – how could we possibly resist? Brett and Brittany’s wedding day came together with the talents of David Guenther, D’elle Event & Design, and Tickled Floral, who all made this glamorous and relaxed day shine as bright as fireworks.

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

From the bride, Brittany: I wanted our wedding to be bright and fun, laid back, but glamorous. Garden Party, outdoors, but not backyard BBQ – even though our caterer did BBQ our food :) Our colors were mainly bright pink and purple, but with bright green accents. My husband and his friends made all of the wood tables and the wooden cross at the alter of our ceremony. All decorations were hand made – sewed the fabric that draped on the ceiling of the tent, made a cone back drop, reused extra invites to make paper fans for all guests for the ceremony.

wedding prayer circle - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Spanish wedding veils - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Hydrangeas, Peonies, Lavender, Stock, etc.

blue groomsmen suits - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

ceremony processionals - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

hanging escort cards - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

rustic tablescapes - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Get a wedding planner, because you will go crazy without one! Don’t listen to what other people want for your wedding, do what you want and what makes you happy. Start planning early! (and saving too!) Don’t spend more than you can afford – it’s only one day of your life. Go on a honeymoon right after – you need a break!

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

Leduc Stone Barn wedding - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

red place settings - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

wedding cake tables - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

dessert tables - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding

reception dances - photo by David Guenther http://ruffledblog.com/leduc-stone-barn-wedding


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Wedding Music:
We had a live guitar soloist, our good friend played for our ceremony and he just played whatever he wanted to! I don’t even remember what it sounded like :)
First Dance: “Never Going to Give You Up” (original song by Rick Astley) sung live by Ryan Hamilton and acoustic guitar by Ryan Jacobson.

From the photographer, David: Brett and Brittany are both super stylish, and they’re probably the coolest bride and groom I’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting. Brett hand-built every table at the reception, and the elegant style of the decor matched perfectly with his rustic craftsmanship. It’s rare to find a couple whose personal style matches so well with the style of the wedding day, but these two made it happen.

Wedding Location: Leduc, Alberta, Canada / Photographer: David Guenther / Wedding Planner: Jenni and Brianne of D’elle Event & Design / Floral Design: Tickled Floral / Venue: Leduc Stone Barn / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals “9000″ / Wedding Veil: Claireworkshop / Wedding Shoes: Upper Street / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Club Monaco / Groom’s Suit: Le 31 from La Maison Simons / Caterer: Culina Catering / Desserts: Bride’s Mother and LauraBella Treats / Cake Pops: Starbucks / DJ: Daphutur / Musicians: Ryan Hamilton and Ryan Jacobson / Wedding Invitations: Design by D’elle Event & Design, printing by Regent Signs / Videographer: Don Hammond / Transportation: Legends Limousines of Edmonton

Chicago Glamping Wedding Ideas

Photos By: Made to be Mine

Camping might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Chicago, but this styled shoot from Made to be Mine and Bittersweet Floral makes it clear that you can bring a bit of ‘glamping’ style into any surroundings. Also, we have to say that the bride’s floor-length sequin skirt is one we’d definitely like to see more of on wedding days!

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Kristi of Made to be Mine: I grew up camping. It’s kind of the most peaceful and awesome thing ever. I know some people think it’s gross, difficult, maybe even pointless… but I think our collective minds are starting to appreciate nature more and what we share with it. This whole “glamping” trend started a while back but I’ve seen it more recently hitting feeds of all kinds. More specifically, I saw a pin about the Northern Lights… you can rent out IGLOOS to camp in and watch the lights in a comfy pile of linens. From there, my inspiration took off… the colors of the northern lights combined with the joys of camping. After a few weeks of planning it became clear that this is how my wedding will most likely go… as I said, my childhood was full of camping. It was almost as if I was planning my own wedding instead of a styled shoot. Needless to say, I’m holding onto all of these ideas for my special someday!

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

blue wedding invitations - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

groom boutonnieres - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

camping inspired weddings - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

wedding hair inspiration - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Now the table, that table is just one of my favorite things ever. My dad helped me build it out of pallet wood. The design is completely my own, I love the angles coming in and out of each other, and the clean lines combined with the rustic wood is just my favorite. I wish I would’ve kept it! I’ve been loving on concrete as well, and I was inspired by one of my favorite etsy shops (of which I included her pieces for this shoot), with the gold and concrete combination. So I got some cinder blocks and painted them for the base of the table. All in all this was a very easy DIY, both of those things I found for FREE btw! The brass candlesticks are just so beautiful against the wood… but I also wanted to tie in the blues of the NL as well… the combination of the two with the silver and white candles, I just drooled with every shot.

escort card ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

escort card ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

groom looks - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

lantern table numbers - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

bar carts - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

woodsy place settings - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

I found several lanterns and more concrete pieces as well for my floral designer to go crazy with, and she pulled it off flawlessly. I even took some of the pieces home to gaze over more until they dried up. There are small winks to camping with the lanterns, canteens, and binoculars. The invitations were designed from a single photograph of pine trees, with added camping icons, and fun nods to adventures in the woods, I loved how they turned out and looked with the rest of the shoot. Natural pieces like the wooden silverware, Jill’s necklace, and the wildflowers, kept the feel of the outdoors while being paired with very beautiful and modern pieces. One of my favorite aspects were the place cards; old camping badges from scouts that I found on etsy and through antique vendors, with the person’s name and table number attached, and old handkerchiefs to conceal the back of the badge. I love the idea of people pinning badges of all kinds to their person, or just having a fun little kitschy souvenir to take home. The place setting is just a dream to me; wooden silverware dipped in gold, something an eco-loving camper would adore for their wedding, fancy little woodland creatures adorn the plates, hand-dyed napkins, and copper mugs. OH, and you can’t have a campsite without s’mores and trail mix! The cake was inspired by the trail mix, with berries and nuts decorating the spread. Deconstructed s’mores were at a second dessert table, with graham cracker covered marshmallows from wondermade.com and little cups of caramel, nutella, and chocolate sauce for dipping. Along with an adorable s’mores pie, lit up with a tiny sparkler. My favorite piece of all were those amazing vintage postcards I found, easily diy-ed to be table numbers or a banner, all the images were of mountains and wooded areas all over the U.S… and they were REAL, what a fun treat to read the back and dive into someone’s past adventures! I am so grateful to Jill and Brad for their love, beauty, and willingness to participate, my amazing vendors for being perfect at what they do, and for the world around me that inspired this gorgeous, laid-back style. It all came together to reveal something unique and gorgeous, a wedding I wish was my own.

thistle blue boutonniere - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

naked wedding cakes - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Chicago, IL / Photographer: Made to be Mine / Floral Design: Bittersweet Floral / Long-sleeved Top: Fossil / Layered Tank Top: ASOS / Gold Skirt: Revolve / Druzy Necklace and Ring: DanaCastle / Hair and Makeup: Ali Onken of Bella’s Salon / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Tan Jacket: Zara / Grey Tie: Prada / Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim / Wedding Cakes: Jordan Sneath






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Front & Palmer Philadelphia Wedding

Photos By: Emily Wren

“We wanted our wedding to blend together the heavy industrial, urban feel of Philadelphia with the softer, botanical aspects of the outdoors.” So says the bride from today’s wedding, Samantha, about her vision for her celebration with beau Brian, and her words were music to our ears. Thanks to the lovely Emily Wren, Feast Your Eyes Catering, and Leaves of Grass Floral Design for pulling out all the stops!

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

From the bride, Samantha: We wanted our wedding to blend together the heavy industrial, urban feel of Philadelphia with the softer, botanical aspects of the outdoors. The venue we found – Front and Palmer – did most of the work for us, being an industrial conversion; the other half of the work was provided by the florist, Amy Young of Leaves of Grass. The end result felt like nature had crept into this old historic space and the two styles had become symbiotic over the years. Clearly I was obsessed with the look! I have Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and also in Historic Preservation and these interests pretty closely match my style in most other respects. So the idea was to bring together harsh and soft, strong and faint, dark and light. I feel like it worked.

bridal accessories - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wild wedding bouquet - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

boutonniere and bouquet - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

grey bridesmaid dresses - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

One of the most important ideas for the wedding was to make sure everyone felt included. Brian and I are different religions and from very different family backgrounds, but we didn’t want guests to feel alienated by it being too much of side of the family than the other. So we really tried to create a neutral environment that anyone, regardless of religion or income or background, could find comfort in. It made our wedding less traditional, but in a sense it was totally us, and how our lives have come together. We didn’t have a theme or a color scheme, just a sense of working with the tones and textures of the space and keeping our own additions more muted. So the suits and bridesmaid dresses were a beautiful, rich gray tone that matched the steel beams of the venue. The flowers were softer blues, greens, and beige tones. My dress was an ivory that wouldn’t create too sharp a contrast with the darker hues. The florist suspended branches, vines, and candles from the beams and created a “floating” Chuppah that was also suspended from the beams. It was genius the way the florist incorporated the natural elements into the space – I may have had the initial vision, but she make it happen miles beyond what I imagined.

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

elegant wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

elegant wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

As much as I wanted to DIY everything, finishing my thesis took precedence so I kept my involvement down. I did make the party favors that also served as the escort cards – soy wax candles in tins that were either vanilla, lavender, or grapefruit. The labels were ordered from the Evermine and I made the kraft paper guest tags that hung from them. My sister found a perfect chalkboard with a gray wood frame and sketched out of the whole menu, and also made little signs for our signature cocktail (the Liberty Bell-ini… cheesy I know, but what’s a wedding without a bad pun here and there?). And the guest book was a small side project as well. I found an antique writing desk at a vintage store and just had to use it somehow, so what I did was create postcards for the guests leave messages. I pulled historical images of present day important spots from our relationship (first meeting, first date, first apartment, etc.) and made those the postcard covers.

cluster centerpieces - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

reception inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

charcoal table runner - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I made myself a promise that I would not allow myself to get worked up over details of the wedding, but I didn’t expect how worked up other people (extended family, random friends, etc.) would get about our wedding planning! Because I didn’t anticipate that and kind of prepare for it, I got really swept away at times in other people’s stresses about our wedding. I know it sounds crazy, but my advice for brides would be let other people’s expectations roll off their backs. So what if my dress is delayed, or that the groom saw pictures of me in it prior to the wedding day? You don’t like grapefruit scented candles? OH WELL. Stick to your own feelings about the situation and don’t be swayed by others’ input. In the end, its about you and the groom celebrating your future, and creating a party for loved ones and friends. They’ll love it no matter what, so why let their input bog you down during planning?!

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

reception ideas - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

pleated wedding cake - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Bonfire Heart,” James Blunt
Bridal Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” Lumineers

From the photographer, Emily Wren: Sam and Brian’s wedding at Front and Palmer on September 6th, 2014 brought together an edgy urban setting and whimsical details. As an urban planner, Sam wanted to include some of the best views Philadelphia has to offer: the Race Street Pier, Ben Franklin Bridge, and Spruce Street Harbor Park. This affection for urban life offered edgy backdrops for the couple’s first look as well as photos with the wedding party, friends, and family. Sam’s dress, by Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride Philly, served as a juxtaposition to the edgy, urban feel of Front and Palmer and Philadelphia. Her dress and bouquet gave a soft, feminine feel to the urban backdrops she chose. Amy Young of Leaves of Grass designed a lighted canopy for the ceremony, including branches, ivy, and assorted flowers and lanterns which set the tone for the table settings and other floral details, and carried the same magical feeling throughout the evening.

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Emily Wren / Event Coordinator: Lini Skiba of Feast Your Eyes Catering / Flowers: Leaves of Grass Floral Design / Venue: Front & Palmer / Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven via Lovely Bride / Alterations and Sleeves: Sara Teixeira of The Tailory (I went with a simple dress by Sarah Seven and Sara Teixeira created detachable sleeves that completely changed the look and made it my dress – all in under two weeks!!) / Bride’s Headband: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge / Bridal Belt: Twigs & Honey / Bride’s Earrings and Shoes: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Beautiful Brides Philly / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Bridesmaids’ Cuffs: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge / Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Verde Philadelphia / Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux / Groom and Groomsmen Accessories: The Tie Bar / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Feast Your Eyes Catering / DJ: Joe Vespe of JSV Events / Wedding Invitations: LoveLeigh Invitations / Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works

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