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Late Summer Bohemian Inspiration

Recently, a slew of Austin’s best wedding vendors gathered together for an open house event at The Allen House, designing an incredible scene full of bohemian inspiration, late summer charm, and some seriously stunning tropical floral arrangements. Thank you to Amber Vickery Photography, Gypsy Floral and Events, and Loot Vintage Rentals for putting together such eye-catching ideas!

Late Summer Bohemian Inspiration - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

From florists and event designers Sunni and Emily of Gypsy Floral and Events: The Allan House Open House event was the ultimate in vendor collaboration. We have close relationships with all of these vendors and work with many of them throughout the year, and events like this really allows each vendor to let their creativity shine! The ladies at Loot Vintage Rentals contributed boho inspiration and many of our favorite elements of this event. The triangle backdrop was the best! There’s so much potential here to fill the cubbies with light, flowers, vines and objects of interest. It’s free-standing and versatile and captured the boho glam spirit. The rich, storied feel of the seaglass wine vessels and textured jewel-toned rugs complimented the rawness of the backdrop and created a sacred space for the ceremony.

tropical floral arrangement - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

reception lounge areas - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

bohemian paper goods - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

wedding display inspiration - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

artistic wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

Late Summer Bohemian Inspiration - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

chair backs - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

The tablescape florals included protea, scabiosa flowers, chocolate cosmos, dahlias, garden roses, and queen ann’s lace placed in brass vessels. Hand-died cheesecloth was the perfect shade of apricot to match the color palette. We love the boho vibe that dream catchers bring to any setting event, and wanted to put our own unique spin on it. Loot put together these fabulous triangle-shaped dream catchers with copper, shredded fabric, crystals and floral flourishes and they turned out to be the perfect icon for this summer soiree. The furniture vignettes struck a great balance between romantic, boho, and rustic. Raw wood and lovely textiles paired with candles in Himalayan sea salt made for a magical setting and a memorable evening. Who wouldn’t love to cozy up in a teepee of lace?

reception lounge areas - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

diy wedding ideas - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

unique dreamcatchers - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

orange yellow flowers - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

chair back signs - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

lace wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

tropical centerpieces - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

bohemian weddings - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration

place settings - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/late-summer-bohemian-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Amber Vickery Photography / Floral Design: Gypsy Floral and Events / Venue: The Allan House / Caterer: The Peached Tortilla and DNA Events / Bakery: Sweet Treets Bakery & Cafe / DJ: Hill Country DJ / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals / Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design / Photo Booth: Le Photo Booth Company / Wedding Invitations: Inviting Affairs

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets

Photos By: Sarah Kathleen

What an absolute treat this wedding is! Ryan and Kacey first met in high school, went their separate ways, and finally reconnected only to fall in love in New York City. They made their way west to cool California, where they tied the knot in gorgeous woodsy surroundings decorated by Tracy Nix of A Little Birdie Told Me. Sarah Kathleen shined behind the camera, as always!

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

From the bride, Kacey: Ryan and I always had bad timing. We met in high school and always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite being great friends with interests to be more, we ended up on opposite sides of the country for college. Luckily, by chance and odd circumstances, we both ended up in New York City one winter night and in Central Park, Ryan got the courage to hold my hand for the first time. Six months later we found ourselves moving in together on the beautiful Central Coast of California. Fast-forward 3 years since that night in Central Park, 8 years since we first met, and we are now finally married.

Bell Hallow wedding - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

bridal wedding accessories - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

music sheet bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

flower girls - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

blush bridesmaid dresses - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

yellow wedding details - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

bohemian bridesmaids - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

The inspiration for our wedding was simple – a complete synthesis of ourselves, our personalities, our passions. Vintage glam meets vintage industrial, a little bit mythical and magical with a sprinkle of sparkle. We both love music and travel. Ryan is a motorcycle enthusiast, recently finishing the custom build on his Triumph, our get away vehicle, and he is also a musician. I manage an exotic animal rescue and have a love of glitter and Harry Potter. All of these elements needed to some how be incorporated. We wanted to utilize as many of our friends as vendors as we could, including Tracy Nix, the genius behind A Little Birdie Told Me Events and Design. She was instrumental in creating every fantasy my heart could dream up. For over a year, Tracy and her husband combed through flea markets, antique shops, and friends garages searching for the perfect one of a kind items – pieces of lace, old books, rusted car parts – which made our day that much more personal. I wanted each tablescape, each paper flower, each detail to tell a little bit of our story, and it did.

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

paper punch garlands - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

unique wedding ideas - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

Besides saying “I do,” my favorite moment was seeing all our favorite people from all the corners of the earth come together in one place. Most had never met (including some family members since Ryan was raised in Minnesota and I in California) but despite our guests making up an intimate group of 70, the venue was bursting with love and laughter all night.

eclectic wedding receptions - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

drink bars - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

paper pinwheels - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

Any advice for other couples planning their weddings now? Make the time count. The time planning: you want this day to be YOURS, I promise. If you’re eloping, or if you have a long engagement, find a way to make it personal. The time getting ready: everyone says this but time friggin’ flies on the day of. Soak it in; hug your bridesmaids, your mom, and your delivery people. Enjoy everything you’ve been blessed with, starting with the people in your life. The time when you’re waiting to walk the aisle: it’s the most bizarre, out of body, but magically calm feeling. You’re about to say I do. You’re about to marry the man (or woman) of your dreams! You’re about to become a grownup! (maybe that’s just me) Enjoy every possible nano second because you won’t get that time back; and smile (I know you won’t be able to help it).

pinwheel paper goods - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

Woodsy Wedding with Paper Bouquets - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

centerpiece ideas - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

mismatched colored glasses - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

centerpiece wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

reception photo booths - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

wedding photo booths - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

first dances - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding

motorcycle wedding getaway - photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bell-hallow-wedding


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Wedding Location: Ben Lomond, CA / Photographer: Sarah Kathleen / Event Design and Decor: A Little Birdie Told Me / Venue: Bell Hallow / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Alterations: Something Blue / Wedding Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Hair: Rhyan Townsend Hair & Makeup / Groom’s Attire: Express Men / Caterer: Feast For a King Catering / Musicians: Moonshiner Collective / DJ: Come Alive Entertainment / Rentals: Alexis Party Rental / Videographer: DaCosta Productions / Photo Booth Equipment: The Booth Bus






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Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details

A styled shoot filled with one-of-a-kind details, an incredible wedding gown that’s ready to impress, and not one but two styled tablescapes all add up for a feature we just can’t wait to share with you all. Maria Mack Photography, Love ‘n Fresh Flowers along with the help of Confetti & Co. created these beautiful scenes for us to enjoy, both sharing the theme of natural wedding inspiration with a careful eye for detail. Let’s take a look!

Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

From the florist and shoot designer, Jennie Love of Love ‘n Fresh Flowers: Over the past 12 months, I’ve watched wedding trends shifting from rustic-vintage to a more raw, natural, One-of-a-Kind (OOAK) look. I find it really exciting to embrace this evolution and wanted our styled shoot to reflect an “earthy/OOAK/artisan” approach. I immediately drew inspiration from Carol Hannah’s Kensington gown, available at Lovely Bride. What amazing texture and form it has! It’s romantic, yet a bit raw and undone, with a decided OOAK approach. Exactly the look I was seeking for our model to wear! Philadelphia-based designer Doreen of Asarum Designs created OOAK jewelry for the shoot. The raw fluorite and quartz stones hugged by copper were the perfect match to the Kensington gown. Doreen also made beautiful OOAK wedding bands for the couple out of silver and copper. Her work is truly inspirational!

Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

burgundy boutonnieres - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

fairytale wedding ideas - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

modern wedding inspiration - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

copper wedding ideas - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

It was a lot of fun designing a bridal bouquet to go with the Kensington gown! Clean white peonies were a fluffy fragrant base, but I wanted a bit of wildness to match that of the skirt so I added more delicate, textural blooms like agrostemma, astilbe, astrantia, maple leaves, and ferns. All the flowers were grown organically at our own urban flower farm in Philadelphia. The bouquet was wrapped in long tails of OOAK hand-dyed raw silk ribbon from the crazy-talented Shellie at Silk & Willow. That ribbon and that dress…. m’wah!! They should always be together!

all white bouquets - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

first looks - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

first looks - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

copper wedding ideas - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

blush pink wedding gowns - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

burgundy bouquet ribbons - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

The venue, Pomme, is a bit of a blank slate, but beautiful with its clean white walls, hardwood floors, and stone fireplace. It was the perfect space to hone in on the details that make an event like a wedding memorable. We crafted a custom-built aged oak branch chuppah draped with organic raw linen and tied with more Silk & Willow ribbon out on the sloping front lawn along the winding little stream. The maple leaves that adorned the corners echoed the rich burgundy-purple hues in the ribbon. The dinner tables were draped in luxuriant Irish linen and flanked with wooden cross-backed chairs that elevated the curated tabletop decor. Copper chargers brought in some shine yet avoided being too glam. Each place setting was given a tiny fern and a raw piece of fluorite. The centerpieces were also from our own flower farm. They were designed in OOAK floral-textured ceramic bud vases made by Philadelphia-based ceramist Chase Brown. Bits of raw fluorite ran down the center of the table. Peachtree & Ward’s chef plated some beautiful seasonal food for us, including fiddlehead ferns, salmon and spring edamame. I was so lucky to have the super talented Maria Mack Photography to work with for the shoot. Maria’s natural style was perfect for the earthy organic details. And makeup artist Beke Beau is a true magician with her brushes! I am constantly in awe of her ability to draw out each of her brides’ natural beauty, making them all OOAK masterpieces.

purple wedding ideas - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

burgundy wedding inspiration - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

simple place settings - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

A cute side story worth telling: our models for the shoot, Sarah and Ben, are a real-life couple who were getting married a few short weeks after the shoot. Months earlier, when Sarah had gone shopping for her own wedding gown, she had fallen totally in love with the Kensington and would have chosen it if her more traditional family hadn’t vetoed it. She chose a more traditional dress from BHLDN, but she told Ben about the Kensington and her disappointment. When Sarah found out we were using the gown for the shoot, she started crying. And it really was the perfect gown for her! We kept it a secret from Ben, and he didn’t see her in it until their “first look”, which was a very sweet moment to witness. It was such a lovely bonus to the shoot to see these two so in love and enjoying all the details of the day so much!

Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

grooms boutonnieres - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details

Natural Wedding Inspiration with Copper Details - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/natural-wedding-inspiration-with-copper-details


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Shoot Location: Radnor, PA / Photographer: Maria Mack Photography / Event Styling and Floral Design: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers / Day-Of Assistance: Confetti & Co. / Venue: Pomme / Dress: Carol Hannah “Kensington” via Lovely Bride / Jewelry: Asarum Designs / Makeup: Beke Beau / Caterer: Peachtree & Ward / Tabletop Settings: Party Rental / Crossback Chairs: Vision Furniture / Irish Linens: Special Occasions / Ribbons: Silk and Willow / Ceramist: Chase Brown

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