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Purple Ombre Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Much like us, photographer Stephanie Yonce has just a little addiction to Pinterest. Letting the site fuel her creative spirit, Stephanie along with Honey of Honeydew Events decided to take the inspiration of ombre design and let it translate into a seriously stunning styled wedding shoot with lots of fun handmade projects and a sweet surprise for the bride! From watercolor to a gorgeous ring, begin feasting your eyes now:


DIY ombre wedding ideas

The original inspiration for this shoot came from Stephanie Yonce Photography‘s not-so-secret addiction to Pinterest. As ombre details began popping up all over her boards, she came to the realization that it was time to bring this trend to life with the help of Event Planner & Stylist Honeylyn, as well as a team of Virginia wedding professionals. The hope was for a bright, spring time feel with a color palette that pays homage in part to the Pantone colors for 2012.

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY details included the retro straw and ruffle wreaths, hand painted chargers, the peach yarn covered letters and the wood shim mirror. The White Pedestals were a combination of chunky candle sticks and miniature plates discovered at a local Goodwill while the Ombre socks (based on a tutorial from SheBlogs.com) proved to be a fun challenge for Honey and Stephanie. Stephanie and Honey were both also excited to join forces with local upcycled furniture store Thrill of the Hunt, which provided the table, upholstered chairs and white dresser. The winner for “best find” for the shoot was the Purple Ombre glasses, which were discovered at a local thrift store.


DIY ombre wedding ideas
DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

Within the shoot came a fun love story between the models- Russ and Jenny, who married at this location more than five years ago. Due to unforeseen complications with their own wedding photography, they were left with almost no images of their Big Day. With that, they decided to take this opportunity to stage a “First Look” for the fun of it. Russ approached Stephanie prior to the shoot and asked if he could surprise Jenny during the First Look with her Christmas present- a new, sparkly anniversary band. The sweet moment was captured by Stephanie and the couple lived happily ever after… again!


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DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Hanover, VA):

Photographer: Stephanie Yonce Photography / Event Planner: Honeydew Events / Floral Designer: Honeydew Events, Vogue Flowers / Reception Venue: Hanover Arts & Activities Center, Virginia / Invitation Designer: Paper Freckles / Cake Designer: A Cake To Remember LLC / Linens and Coverings: Classic Party Rentals of VA / Equipment Rentals: Party Perfect / Makeup Artist: Faces by Joy / PR Rep: OFD Consulting LLC / Other: Thrill of the Hunt

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Spring Bridesmaid Dresses Round Up

Fashion & Beauty

If you’re like us, you’ve been secretly squirreling away pretty summer duds and cheery pops of color for when spring finally arrives. We spent a few hours doing just that – and in between oohs and aahs and the occasional personal bookmarking – we selected a round up with few of our favorite bridesmaid dresses for spring and summer. This citrus palette is giving us a jolt of vitamin C and we may or may not be snatching up some of these pretties for ourselves.

1. A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz yellow beaded dress / 2. Topshop Tuck Shift Dress / 3. Place in the Sun Dress / 4. Tadashi Shoji pleated chiffon dress / 5. Marc by Marc Jacobs “Dea” dress / 6. Oh, You Pretty Thing Dress / 7. Thread Social silk and cotton blend dress / 8. Carol Hannah Pinckney Street Dress / 9. Tube Gallery pleated crepe dress

coral bridesmaid dresses round up

10. Coral one shoulder dress / 11. tiered dress / 12. origami dress / 13. Alice + Olivia dress / 14. BCBGMAXAZRIA coral tiered one shoulder belted dress / 15. Skater Dress / 16. Red-y to Dance Dress / 17. Red Valentino Bow Back Tank Dress / 18. Marc New York red cotton v-neck pleated dress

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Handmade French Countryside Wedding

DIY Weddings

No surprises here, Ruffled loves international weddings — especially when they’re in the French countryside! 70 kilometers outside of France lies the village Boisset-les-Prevanches, where this bride and groom held their nuptials with the aid of One and Only Paris Photography. Maëlis, the bride, was an avid reader while planning her wedding and is sharing their beautiful DIY wedding with us today!


Normandie DIY wedding
french countryside wedding from one and only paris photography

From the bride, Maëlis: From the start, we envisioned our wedding as a wonderful summer day, with friends and family enjoying themselves in a chilled-out atmosphere. We fell in love with a beautiful country-house in Normandie, and created the decor from here. I sought out a lot of inspiration online, especially on the US blogs – Ruffled being one of my main sources! – but I also meant to craft in a French touch. I was so thrilled that I opened my own blog on the latest trends for French brides.


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french countryside wedding from one and only paris photography

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french countryside wedding from one and only paris photography

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We wanted our wedding to be truthful to who we are as a couple, so we incorporated a lot of us in it, like a homemade chutney as a favor for our guests. We did everything ourselves, from the flowers to the escort-cards! I can’t thank enough my husband for going along with all (well, almost :) of my crazy ideas, like having actual moss on the tables. My Mom was a great help too, scouting antiques markets in every part of France and doing an amazing job with the flowers. Audrey and Anthony beautifully captured all of it!


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Normandie DIY mariage wedding
french countryside wedding from one and only paris photography

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french countryside wedding from one and only paris photography

french countryside wedding from one and only paris photography

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french countryside wedding from one and only paris photography


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Boisset-les-Prevanches, France):

Wedding Venue: Manoir des Prevanches / Wedding Photographer: One and Only Paris Photography / Day-of Coordinator: Made In You / Wedding Dress: David Fielden, “Grace Kelly” / Wedding Veil: Metal Flaque / Bride’s Jewelry: Vintage / Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Paul Smith / Wedding Cake: Sugarplum (Paris) / Paper Goods: Desplis

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