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Rhode Island Coastal Wedding

Beach Weddings

New England, you kill us with your gorgeous backdrops. This beauty from Rebecca Hansen is a perfect example of what can happen when two artists get hitched. Creativity pops out of every corner of this celebration, which happens to have one of the most gorgeous settings we’ve seen all year. Don’t miss the gallery for more rocky coastal beauty!

rustic rhode island coastal wedding by rebecca hansen

From the bride, Brooke: We were looking for something that was natural, relaxed, rustic, and slightly eclectic. We sort of had a color scheme: coral, navy, and grey but it was pretty loose and we incorporated other colors throughout. We collected mason jars for the centerpieces, made pom-pom garlands, made the wedding invites, program, and menu cards, hand painted signs, and created a collaborative art piece for the take home gift (because we are both artists).

rhode island coastal wedding by rebecca hansen

rustic rhode island coastal wedding by rebecca hansen

rhode island coastal wedding by rebecca hansen

rustic rhode island coastal wedding by rebecca hansen

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Follow your vision for your wedding but don’t be too rigid, have fun with it!

rustic rhode island coastal wedding by rebecca hansen

Rhode Island wedding by Rebecca Hansen

rhode island coastal wedding by rebecca hansen

rustic rhode island coastal wedding by rebecca hansen

Rebecca Hansen is a perfect example of what can happen when two artists get hitched. Creativity pops out of every corner of this celebration, which happens to have one of the most gorgeous settings we’ve seen all year. Don’t miss the View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding music:
Recessional: “Walking on a Dream,” Empire of the Sun
First Dance: “Skinny Love,” Bon Iver

Wedding vendors (Bristol, RI):

Wedding venue: Mt. Hope Farm / Wedding photographer: Rebecca Hansen / Wedding flowers: Robin Hollow Farms / Wedding gown: Nicole Miller / Bride’s headband: Eddera Paris / Bride’s shoes: J. Crew / Bride’s necklace: COATT / Groom’s suit and shoes: Hugo Boss / Groom’s tie and shirt: Paul Smith / Musician: Scott R. Arrington / Wedding caterer: Russell Morin / Wedding cakes: Sin Bakery and Pastiche Bakery / Wedding invitations: made by bride and groom / Transportation: School Bus from Fisher Bus Inc.

Rebecca Hansen is a member of wedding vendor guide, Blue Label. Click here to view her portfolio.

The bride, Brooke, is selling her wedding gown! Click HERE to view her listing.

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Dreamy Fall Inspiration Shoot

Design Inspiration

This shoot from Alea Lovely is the perfect reminder of why we love fall so much — everything seems to take on such a naturally rustic but romantic feel! Alea whipped up this gorgeous gown herself to fit the photoshoot to a T. You’ll want to check out the photo gallery to soak in all the details for this one!

Alea Lovely is the perfect reminder of why we love fall so much — everything seems to take on such a naturally rustic but romantic feel! Alea whipped up this gorgeous gown herself to fit the photoshoot to a T. You’ll want to check out the Whimsy Rustic Fall Inspiration Shoot

whimsical rustic fall inspiration photo shoot

whimsical fall inspiration shoot rustic from alea lovely

Whimsy Rustic Fall Inspiration Shoot

whimsical fall rustic inspiration shoot from alea lovely

Whimsy Rustic Fall Inspiration Shoot

whimsical rustic fall inspiration shoot from alea lovely

Whimsy Rustic Fall Inspiration Shoot

Alea Lovely is the perfect reminder of why we love fall so much — everything seems to take on such a naturally rustic but romantic feel! Alea whipped up this gorgeous gown herself to fit the photoshoot to a T. You’ll want to check out the View all images from this shoot in the gallery

From the photographer, Alea: We shot on Longview Mansion’s grounds that had a lot of rustic structures we could work with along with the great overgrown grass. With the vision I had to shoot it I just couldn’t find a dress that matched the feeling of what we were going for so I made the dress to capture the very whimsical direction we were headed for and used color in the dress inspired by the latest fashion trend of using color in bridal. The florist used her great-grandmother’s amazing pink antique depression glass as centerpieces and accents to the flowers and cake. The cake decorator used a brush-like texture on the buttercream to give it a nest-like look. The furniture rentals used were great rustic pieces like old wooden crates, old dress trunks, rusted keys and this great wide bottom over-sized chair that looks like it came straight from the set of Alice and Wonderland. The pergola was a great accent location in front of the water for something a little different.

Wedding Vendors (Lee’s Summit, MO):

Photography and direction: Alea Lovely Photo + Video / Florals and decor: Amy Cason of Victorian Gardens / Rentals and styling: My Pleasant Street Rentals / Cake: Classic Cakes / Hair: Love Your Bobby Pins / Makeup: Jolie Artistry / Dress and hair accessories: Alea of The Bridal Tree / Venue: Longview Mansion Grounds / Model: Amanda Morrow

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Vintage State Park Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Nothing like a scrumptious vintage 1920s lace gown to get us all giddy of excitement. Fawn and Brian’s wedding, aside from throwing one amazing party, had lots of vintage and handmade touches that made us ooh and ah at every image. Vintage fabric prints, sweet little handmade birds and lawn games are just a few of the things that made us fall in love with this Pacific Palisades wedding from Sweet Monday Photography. Check out the invitations with the couple’s two precious kitties and an illustration of the bride’s wedding dress, all in the gallery waiting for you!

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From the bride, Fawn: Hi there Ruffled readers! I have to tell you as I was planning my wedding I was reading this gorgeous blog religiously, constantly being inspired by all the ways brides were able to make their days deeply personal and special for their guests. Brian and I knew we wanted a simple wedding that stayed true to our values and honored who we were as a couple. We incorporated a lot of vintage including my dress from the 1920’s, floral tablecloths, and tons of homemade crafty goodies. One of my favorite projects was the chalkboard table numbers with felt love-birds on top. The other project I loved was screen printing our own totes to give to guests with lyrics from one of our favorite songs, “Today was a good day” (Ice Cube). It was super fun and romantic.

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love bird table number

If I had to give advice to a bride I would say two things. First, work only with people who put a smile on your face. If anyone makes you nervous or is not so nice DON’T book them! I would like to send a shout out to Amy Harmon at M Café and April & Lindsey of Sweet Monday Photography! These ladies helped to make our day so smooth and carefree. I can’t thank them enough. Second, invest in memories! Splurge on a killer photographer and get someone to video your event. My mom went out and purchased a video camera (and my step father trained himself how to use it) for the day. Being able to watch ourselves exchange our vows was such a precious gift! I didn’t cry at the ceremony but balled watching it later!

love bird table number

love bird table number

We were super lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends and family on our special day. My dear friend Amy single handedly made all the floral arrangements and used glass food jars we saved up for a year. Another good friend became ordained to marry us. We did not have to hire a wedding planner as our good friend Lauren happened to be amazing at organizing. At the end of the day Brian and I were beyond touched to have so many good friends participate and that really made the day just so much more special.
love bird table number

love bird table number

Sweet Monday Photography. Check out the invitations with the couple’s two precious kitties and an illustration of the bride’s wedding dress, all in the View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer: Fawn & Brian not only adore all things vintage but they are super duper crafty and they put together an amazingly gorgeous, sweet and intimate wedding on a Sunday afternoon in one of the local Los Angeles area state parks. Bicycle rides en masse are very popular, especially on the east side of LA and Fawn & Brian happened to be riding next to each other one night & they’ve been inseparable ever since. For their wedding they spent months & months scouring Etsy, eBay and various other online outlets and local antique stores for the different elements of their wedding. Fawn’s dress was vintage from the 20s and she had a slip made by the woman who makes the costumes for the TV show “Pan Am.” They collected vintage table cloths & quilts, all of the bridesmaids dresses were vintage, Fawn made fabric buntings, chalkboard table numbers, felt birds (the fabric on the birds wings matched the fabric buttons on the escort cards), yarn wreaths, and she & Brian even took a screenprinting class when they had their tote bag party favors printed. They designed their own Save the Date and RSVP cards and had them printed by a local LA printer. And perhaps our personal favorite element was their custom invitation designed by Le French Circus which shows the two of them on their wedding day with their bicycles and their two kitties sitting in a tree. The quilts were laid out on the ground with various board & lawn games. Other than us, the only other “pro” vendor was a local vegan restaurant and otherwise all of the flowers, music, video, etc. that went into creating the mood of the day was provided by their talented & generous friends and family. The parasols and the escort card numbers were donated by a friend that had been married recently. So not only was the day adorably vintage but it was also incredibly eco-friendly!

Wedding vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Venue: Temescal Gateway Park (Deer Meadow) / Photographer: Sweet Monday Photography / Wedding dress: Vintage / Bride’s slip: Revamp Vintage / Bridesmaids Dresses: Vintage from Shareens, Etsy and a flea market / Groom’s attire: J Crew suit, H&M shirt, Top Shop for Men tie, Barneys Co-Op shoes / Invitation Designer: Le French Circus / Printer for Invitations & RSVP cards: Indie Printing / Screenprinter for tote bag party favor & Save the Dates: Grow Your Own Media / Caterer: M Café

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