Up Up Creative

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Retro Nautical Wedding

We’re kicking off the week with a deliciously fun rockabilly Florida wedding shot by Shannon Nicole Smith. Michelle and Steven’s wedding is chock full of heartfelt touches and vintage details. Michelle is also a wedding photographer, so it’s always a good day at Ruffled HQ whenever we get a real wedding of a pro!

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From Juli Vaughn of Juli Vaughn Designs who helped Michelle create her retro Nautical / vintage theme through tons of DIY ideas:
Michelle was a blast to work with because she had a very clear vision of what she wanted the wedding to “feel” like. She had these amazing pictures of 50′s and 60′s Nautical scenes and she wanted to work from that idea and keep the wedding very “homemade.” I loved her colors so much because they’re so fresh: Cherry Red, Navy, Light Creamy Peach, Sunny Yellow, and a delicious Minty Blue.

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She really did most of the personalized DIY stuff – everything from making flower accessories for each of her bridesmaids out of zippers to constructing her bolero and birdcage veil. She worked tirelessly – she was still sewing the backdrop for her photobooth the night before which was adorable and slightly crazy! I helped her with making sure the accessories went together and added to the look rather than distracted. We taped tons of “button flowers”, glued paper leaves, and sewed nautical flags together. One of the things she really loved and wanted was birds somewhere and I came up with the idea to make the birdtoppers for her cake instead of trying to buy them because they can get really pricey. They’re one of my favorite things from her wedding because they captured her colors and that homemade feel so perfectly.

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From Shannon: The bottle they are holding has a lot of meaning for them. For fear of butchering the story, I will tell you all that it was once filled with their love letters and buried under a rock in the earlier years of their relationship, was dug up many years later during Steven’s proposal, and was now thrown into the ocean on the day of their wedding. If you are a young bachelor, please take notes. Steven has got the ‘romance’ department cornered. The two of them together care for each other, take care of each other, and spoil each other in the most loving ways and it is definitely awesome to witness.
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From the bride, Michelle:
What I made myself was my bolero and veil, most of the accessories my bridesmaids, sisters, mom wore, unique for each one, I made my little brothers bow-tie, signage and decor for all the baked goods, candy buffet, photo booth backdrop & props, glass bottle with our letters to one another. My mother along with the help of my 6 sisters and 1 brother baked and decorated each one of the amazing baked goods including the absolutely gorgeous and delicious wedding cake!

Gathered/purchased/thrifted (Vintage touches): coca-cola wooden crates, polka dot paper, buttons for the buttonieres, parasols, paper staws, vintage compass for Steven as a gift, and old fashion candy to give that vintage feel.

Sentimental: my necklace was given to me by my dad as a gift from an old antique market years ago, My mom made and decorated all the baked goods and wedding cake, family gathered during the ceremony.

Wedding Photography: Shannon Nicole Smith at SNS Photography and Event Planning and Design by Juli Vaughn Designs






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Kitschy Madeira Wedding

Today we’re featuring a beautiful Portuguese wedding submitted by the bride, Catarina, who describes it as “vintage” and “kitschy”, and I totally agree! Her ruffled pink dress is fabulous – she’s a fashion designer who chose a perfectly chic and retro dress! Dário, her husband, is a graphic designer and created their wedding logos and those adorable valentine seating cards. If Amelie was getting married, she would look like Catarina :)

Catarina says: The wedding took place in Funchal, a city from Madeira, a beautiful island in Portugal where my husband was born. We wanted it to have a “kitsch” and “vintage” mood and the venue with a disco ball and mirrors was perfect!

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A vintage picture of Madeira was the scenario for photos with friends and family, and the mustaches added some fun to the party.

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Our guests could see which was their table in lovely vintage valentine cards, and found little typical Portuguese tiles with the respective number on the table. The cards were also for them to leave us a message.

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It is a tipical restaurant from Madeira and we even had a performance from the dancers of “Bailinho da Madeira”, the typical dance of the island. We prepared a few surprises, such as a special transmission of radio and a video about us and our love story.

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Wedding Vendors (Funchal, Madeira, Portugal):

Photographer: Fábio Teixeira / Wedding dress: Storytailors / Bride and Groom’s hats made by: Fábrica dos Chapéus / Bride’s shoes: Killah / Hair and make up: Ricardo Cecílio from Angels hair salon, Funchal. / Groom’s suit: H&M / Groom’s shoes: Converse / Venue: A Parreira

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