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Day After Lifestyle Session

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Vicky Starz

With today’s shoot from Sweet Woodruff and Vicky Starz Photography, we’re taking a bit of our detour from the normal styled session. This shoot is one part sweet, one part daring, and a heaping dose of ooh-la-la appeal thrown in for good measure. This no-frills approach to the day after the engagement is everything we love, all tied up in a pretty little package:

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From the stylist, Lisa Collins of Sweet Woodruff: The inspiration for this shoot was the cool couples we work with, couples that have a great sense of style and a fun sense of humour. We love hearing our couples’ stories: how they met, how they fell in love, how he proposed. So we wanted to capture that love and beauty in the simplicity of just being with each other and that warm feeling of being at home – the place that’s just for the two you.


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When I was styling the shoot, I envisioned how our couple would be spending the night of their engagement, how he would pop the question and they would celebrate, just the two of them, simply, over red wine and cake. But it was the “day after” that I really wanted to tell the story of. Because that’s when the couple really gets to revel in their engagement — spending the whole day at home, wrapped up in each other. I imagined our bride-to-be in sweet outfits she would wear around the house. I wanted her to be really sexy, but still playful. I wanted her to still feel like herself. Fortnight’s lingerie really allowed us to convey that, with their gorgeous, vintage inspired pieces that are so wearable. Emily Sara Pike really completed the look by creating day-after smoky eyes, and the perfect disheveled bed-head. (Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to look effortless.)


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I wanted the flowers to be really romantic and natural. I imagined our groom bringing them home as a sweet surprise, filling the house with her favourite blooms. The Bespoken Fine Quality Print cards we used for the shoot were perfectly in keeping with our sexy and playful, but down-to-earth theme. The stunning hand-printed cards are witty, simple and to the point. Perfect little love letters that punctuated our story. Vicky’s photography captured exactly the mood we were trying to set. Soft, simple and natural. We wanted to keep the look authentic, not “over-done” and Vicky managed to do just that.


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Shoot Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Photographer: Vicky Starz Photography / Event Styling and Flowers: Lisa Collins of Sweet Woodruff / Food Styling: Joanna Aitcheson / Lingerie: Fortnight Lingerie / Hair and Makeup: Emily Sara Pike / Model: Hailey Merkt / Talent Agency: Peggi Lepage / Cards: Bespoken Letterpress

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Alexis June Weddings

Hello beautiful! We’re Brandi + Ryan, the husband-wife photographers behind Alexis June Weddings. So who is Alexis June? They are the two loves of our life, our daughters, Kierstyn {whose middle name is Alexis} and Kaija {who was born in June}. Two years ago we sold everything we own to pursue our dreams and move across the country to NYC. We’ve been married for nine years and still crazy in love. Ryan speaks Norwegian. Brandi loves everything about Norway. Ryan has his MBA from Notre Dame, but loves to cook. Brandi was a journalist in the United States Air Force and eats everything Ryan cooks. Together with our girls we live in Atlanta, Georgia and cherish every day together.

Being wedding photographers is an honor and a privilege, to be a part of one of the most important moments in a someone’s life is deeply personal. Capturing a couple’s love story together makes what we do even more special. We have laughed, we have cried and we have experienced those joyous moments when its more about two individuals joining as one and less about the details. It’s about the marriage. It’s about the future. Love is a gorgeous thing and we are truly passionate about what we do. We believe everyone has a story and it should be told.

This is our story, what is yours?

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Minted Letterpress Wedding Invitations

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Minted is one of the preeminent names in the wedding industry and for good reason. Their designs are creative, fresh, and constantly expanding. Their newest announcement is that they are thrilled to now offer fully customizable letterpress wedding invitations as the newest choice in their range of luxurious paper and printing options. Their expert letterpress printing with a crisp, deep impression done by hand on vintage Heidelberg presses, can add sophistication and an heir of nostalgia to your wedding suite!


They’ve kicked off their letterpress collection with 30 designs that showcase the breadth of Minted’s designs, from modern to floral to hand-drawn to formal/classic. Each invitation suite is printed on thick, soft 100% cotton paper for a beautiful, tactile impression and has matching letterpress accessories: RSVPs, thank you cards, direction cards, reception cards. And of course, they allow you customize everything so you can choose from 25 fonts, over 30 handpicked colors, 2 paper types of the highest quality paper, and up to 3-color printing. Each couple receives unlimited design support from their dedicated Perfection Team until their invitations are perfect. As always they offers the freshest designs curated from a community of independent designers from all over the world, so your purchase supports the independent designer who created your design!

We’re pretty confident that you are now as smitten with Minted’s letterpress line as we are, so we’re happy to announce that they are offering Ruffled readers their own letterpress sample kit for FREE. Click here to order your our own sample kit and enjoy taking a gander through all of the beauty that Minted has to offer!

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Richard Skins Photography

Hello, my name is Richard Skins and I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Dorset, UK. If I turn the clock back 10 years this is something I never thought I would be doing but I’m glad life has taken me in this direction as I believe it’s the best job in the world, well for me anyway. I feel extremely lucky to have a career which allows me to pursue my love of photography, and use it to capture one of the happiest days two people can share!

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Sequins and Champagne Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Jen Meneghin

Bubbly and Baubles. Inspired by Sarah Vonne jewelry, photographer Jen Meneghin, and stylists Sarah Tillges, & Tara Bailie decided to create a wedding setting with a minimalistic preppy chic look. A bubbly and baubles theme could really go bridal shower, bachelorette party or wedding…or all three.

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From Jen Meneghin: We decided to do a progressive bridal-shoot (with bride only) to show the transition of looks:

For the first look (ceremony) we started with an elegant bridal gown (Angel Sanchez), simple tear-drop earrings, and black pointed toe pumps. We kept her hair and makeup very modern with the french twist and the thick lashes/bold red lip. The bridal boutique was all white floral with black/white ribbon and gold sequin accents. We wanted to highlight the dress and jewelry for this portion but did incorporate a few geronimo balloons to go with the mod style. We found the balloons at a local party store and made the tassels from tissue paper.

The second look (reception) we added a black belt to the dress and kept the hair/makeup the same. We had a party table setup with a black/white striped table cover, gold/white tassels on the front, and all black/white/gold colored treats/drinks.

The final (after party) look we had our bride put on a gold sequined dress, black tights, and black pumps. We kept the hair the same but switched up the lip to a nude color.

Styled Shoot Creators: Jen Meneghin, Sarah Tillges, & Tara Bailie / Photographer: Jen Meneghin Photography / Jewelry: Sarah Tillges of Sarah Vonne / Floral: Tara Bailie of A Day in Provence / Makeup: Romeny Chan & Alice Bernman of Castor & Pollux / Hair: Ashley Haley of Bangbang Salon – Minneapolis / Dress: Angel Sanchez from Sixpence Boutique / Wedding Cake: Shauna Younge Dessert Tables / Stationery: Armato Design / Model: Anne Murphey

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MAS TORROELLA LUXURY VILLA & SPA

Mas Torroella is a stunning 14th century masia set in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Spain.

Our Mas provides a wonderfully private and romantic setting to host bespoke weddings of up to 200 guests. Use the various immaculately maintained gardens and our E-Vents space to design a fantastic flow for your Big Day.

Not only is Mas Torroella an idyllic and flexible venue, but it also offers luxury accommodation to sleep up to 28 people where the minute details and finishing touches are second to none.

Add to that a most professional, caring and discreet service provided by our dedicated team and you have the perfect mix for the most memorable day of your lives!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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