Alyssa + Howard's Vintage Michigan Wedding

I have a very soft spot for Michigan weddings since I got married in Detroit, so this gorgeous vintage wedding in Ann Arbor makes my heart skip a beat. If that wasn’t enough reason for me to squeal to the point where my neighbors may think I am crazy, Jessica Johnston was the photographer in charge of capturing this wedding. A little side note, she was my very own wedding photographer. So needless to say, I am very excited to share another vintage wedding shot by Jessica and Nate Johnston.

The bride did everything herself, from the wedding cake to the flowers. Alyssa found her vintage wedding dress on eBay and her t strap shoes are Channel. They got married in her parents’ backyard in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The only vendor they hired besides the photographers was the caterer, by Katherine’s Catering. I am blown away with her bouquet. If Alyssa doesn’t own a flower shop, she should definitely consider it!

Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage Cake Topper Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston
Vintage DIY Wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan by Jessica Johnston

Jessica Johnston is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan but loves to travel worldwide. Click here to here more images from this wedding.

The B-List Meetup 2010

I am leaving town for a brief family trip but I have invited some great guest bloggers who will be stopping by Ruffled for a few days. We have officially started our new site expansion, to accommodate all the new features we will be launching soon. Since we’re at it, I’d love to know what would you like to see more of on the blog. Please email me at and let me know! The job openings have been filled, but I have all the applications safely on file for future opportunities. Thank you for the overwhelming response!


A few weeks ago, me and several other talented wedding bloggers headed to Old Town Alexandria for our annual B-List Meetup. Thanks to Envelopments, Torpedo Factory, Holly Chapple Flowers, Nine Cakes, DC Rentals, Design Cuisine, Elan Artists, Smilebooth, Dolci Odille and the ladies at Ritzy Bee for putting an amazing event on Friday evening!

B-List Wedding Blogger Conference 2010
I will give you a cookie if you can spot me!

On Saturday we had our Wedding Blogger Conference at the Lloyd House, organized by Ritzy Bee and amongst the great speakers there was the talented Kate Headley. After the conference was over we all headed to The Hive at 1511.

Swag Bag Sponsors:
Chronicle Books, Smock, David Tutera, Paloma’s Nest, Rust Designs, Envelopments, Pottery Barn, Emersonmade, Wedgewood, Santa Barbara Preserves, Whisker Works, Footpetals, viv&ingrid, 9Spot Monk, Crane & Co., Delphine, Bridal Reflections, Sycamore Street Press, Flory Photo, Chewing the Cud, Scout Books, The Pink Initiative, Jessica Foster Confections, Lo Boheme, Rembrandt and Thoughtful Day.
Big thanks to the sponsors who made the B-List weekend happen:
Pottery Barn / WeTV/ Envelopments

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Krista + Daniel’s London Meets Brooklyn Wedding

Krista, from New York City and Daniel, from London decided to go for a London-meets-Brooklyn affair and the result is a gorgeous city chic wedding. Their wedding cake design consisted of the London Tower Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge and a city skyline, with a small plane on the top tier representing their endless travels to meet one another. They chose a color palette of teal, plum and turquoise that when combined with peacock feathers, created a cohesive style that carried throughout the day. Krista’s bouquet was made from anemones, tulips, calla lilies, poppies and peacock feathers, which may be one of my favorite bouquets incorporating feathers! Shot by Julia Newman, whose work never cease to amaze me.

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Wedding Vendors (New York City)

Venue: Manhattan Penthouse / Photographer: Julia Newman / Florist: Ariston / Cake Aritst: Jackies Cake Boutique / Stationery: Plum Blossom Press / Officiant: Father Richard Nelson / DJ: A Starry Night Elegant Disc Jockeys / Videography: Rock Melon / Makeup Artist: Lo & Co / Hair Stylist: Styles On B / Dress: Stephanie James Couture / Shoes: Benjamin Adams London

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