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Whimsical Melbourne Wedding

DIY Weddings

Hannah and Mark wanted a classic wedding with a touch of whimsy, which happens to be one of our favorite kinds of weddings. They brought on the expertise of photographer Louisa Bailey to capture all the details of their day, from the sweet pops of Hannah’s red heels to the Polaroid name cards. We’re also wild about the bride’s super-fluffy white peony bouquet!


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From the bride, Hannah: Our vision was classically beautiful with a whimsical touch – we wanted the day to be fun and slightly quirky. I found inspirations from other weddings featured on the likes of Ruffled, etc and “made it my own” by adding my personal touches.


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From the moment we stepped into Quat Quatta, we knew the Victorian mansion was ‘the’ one! We loved the high ceilings and original features – it’s classic and requires minimalist decoration.


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melbourne australia wedding by louisa bailey

melbourne australia wedding by louisa bailey

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Our DIY projects included:

1. Mark made ‘Mark <3 Han's Wedding' signage for our garden ceremony 2. Placecards - Paris monument photos was purchased from a stationery store called Typo and printed out the guest names 3. Guest book tree - took photos of guests using Fuji Instax camera and got them to write a little message and peg it onto the sticks/branches we had set up in a big vase. Also displayed old wedding photos of both our parents.


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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Dean Martin, “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You”

Wedding Vendors (Melbourne, Australia):

Wedding Venue: Quat Quatta / Wedding Photographer: Louisa Bailey / Wedding Flowers: Balwyn Events / Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Wedding Shoes: ZARA / Makeup: Sandra Le from Mecca Cosmetica / Hair: Kate Guy from HBK Hairdressing Boutique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Forever New / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Tony Bianco / Groom’s Suit, Shirt, and Bow Tie: Calibre / Wedding Music: Boutique Band / Wedding Caterer: Quat Quatta / Wedding Invitations: Bespoke Letterpress / Transportation: JC Jags

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Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi

In 2002, I started my own company, to offer foreigners the possibility to get married in this magical region. Over the years, I have made creating unique weddings my mission, using the finest vendors and most picturesque venues and locations. We have received praise from our clients and the press, and many of our outstanding weddings have been featured in the most prestigious international magazines. I am proud to say that I have contributed to making dreams come true for so many couples.

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I Do Contest – Win $5,000 and a BCBG Wedding Gown

Giveaways

Do I ever have an exciting announcement to make! We’ve partnered with BCBG for their first ever I Do Contest on Pinterest. We’re looking for the ultimate stylish and creative bride to design a dream wedding on a tight budget. On a 5k budget to be more precise. The prize is $5000 cash reward and a wedding gown from BCBG, so dream up ladies! The winner will be announced in 2 weeks, so get your pins on stat!


Here are some of our favorite looks and general themes for inspiration:

How to enter:

– Go on Pinterest and create a board title “I Do”, categorized under Weddings and Events or Women’s Apparel
– Create your dream wedding board for under 5k
– Pin at least 3 images from BCBG’s Wedding Boutique
– Pin at least 3 images from Ruffled
– Once your Pinterest board is ready, you must email BCBG at ido@bcbg.com with the following:

1. Name
2. Wedding Date
3. Wedding Budget
4. Wedding Location
5. Wedding Theme
6. Link to board

Deadline is Friday, April 13th. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for ideas (we even have an example board with tons of images)! You can also browse our photo galleries for more inspiration.

The prizes? A whooping cash prize of $5000 and a wedding gown from BCBG. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 20. Here’s our example board on Pinterest. Have fun and good luck!

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Elle & Jae

Elle & Jae is a unique accessories line, which includes vintage inspired sashes, headpieces, veils and jackets that are couture made using the highest-quality crystals, pearls, laces, sequins, crepes and chiffon. There is also a bridesmaid collection of headbands and belts, made with special broaches and embellishments on stretch grosgrain, allowing for an easy fit for all body types.

All of Elle & Jae’s garments are hand-made locally in Los Angeles, California. Selecting only high-end, elegant fabrics and materials, designer Joey Brooks personally designs each garment and carefully supervises every facet of production to ensure the most skillful results.

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Retro Flight Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Those of us at Ruffled have a sort of fascination with the nostalgia of flying in the 1960s — think flying glamorously on Panam and TWA. Photographer Olivia Gird worked with Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs to put together an inspiration shoot stylized around this glamorous era, with pops of sparkly tones for some extra eye candy. We adore the bride’s bright jade silk jacket and her precious pillbox hat, the blue print poster of the couple!


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From the photographer, Olivia Gird: In the heyday of air travel, early 1960s, it was an event to fly. It was glamorous with hats and white gloves. Every little piece was special. This stylized shoot was inspired by a touch of 1960’s-era glamour (think Mad Men). In the early springtime I think it’s important to give inspiration to the bride with an out-of-the-box venue, options to wear over her gown and some ways to stay seasonal with decor. DIY mini sky painting favor/escort cards and a hand drawn custom “blueprint” (by a local artist) of the couple give this shoot personal flair!


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Wedding Vendors (North Kingstown, RI):

Venue Location: Quonset Air Museum / Wedding Photographer: Olivia Gird / Event Design: Ambiance Luxe Wedding Designs / Wedding Flowers: Sunderland’s Studio / Wedding Invitations: Admire Design / Illustration: Ellen T. Crenshaw / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Dye from Everthine Bridal Boutique / Fashion and Styling: Everthine Bridal Boutique / Makeup Artist and Hair: Sara Faella / Wedding Cake: Ana Parzych Custom Cakes / DJ: Victor Events / Cinema and Video: Wedding Stories / Feather Hair Accessory: Sara Faella / Models: Stacie Waleyko and Tim Walsh

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