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Late Summer Love Wedding Inspiration

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Summer may be coming to an end (and we may or may not be delighted to say goodbye to this heat), but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep admiring the beauty its afternoon sunshine offers by way of these gorgeous images from Ruth Eileen Photography. Stylists and planners extraordinaire Poppy Love Weddings crafted up this dreamy summertime shoot to celebrate the best this season has to offer.

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From the event designers, Poppy Love Weddings: Late summer beauty is abounding in New England and it was the inspiration behind this shoot, chock full of sweet vintage details and loads of vibrant color. Beginning at the floating vintage door decorated with a corner floral garland and flanked by a trio of large antiqued lanterns, our free-spirited couple enjoys a delicious romp around the countryside.

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The table setting included a lush landscape of moss and succulents with rustic Tuscan vases filled to the brim with earthy ferns, lemon leaf, chinaberry & hanging amaranthus. The linens were a mix of primitive and shabby chic – a double layered runner of burlap and muted blue print fabric provided a textural base, while silkscreen floral napkins tied with place cards & vintage keys added a touch of whimsy.

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The colorful hobnail glassware, mercury glass votives and cow utter creamers helped infuse the table with charm and a bit of cheekiness. Lastly, the most darling vintage French writing desk served as the cake & dessert display. A down-home two tiered maple glazed coffee cake was the centerpiece of the display while other summer farmhouse treats like miniature pecan pies and wildflower honey pots helped to complete the look.

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Our bride wore a vivid floral crown of dahlia, ranunculus, lemon leaf & china berry and she carried a brilliant bouquet of hydrangea, pink and white dahlia, red and pink ranunculus, pink andromeda, scabiosa pods, & chinaberries. Our groom wore a sweet little bout of scabiosa pod, ranunculus bud, chinaberry & dried hare’s tail.

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Shoot Location: Southborough, MA / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Dessert Table: Poppy Love Weddings / Photographer: Ruth Eileen Photography / Shoot Venue: Break Neck Hill Farm / Wedding Dress: Gunne Sax / Wedding Invitations: Minted

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Mydolcefarneinte – Weddings and Events in Italy

Dear beloved couples,

Thousand of kilometres divide us and you have to take a very important decision of choosing your destination wedding planner. Yes, i know it’s difficult to do without meeting the person. So, before we can have a Skype call to meet each other virtually, just a few lines about me. I’m a Tuscan soul since 2002, can’t stop thanking heavens for having “dropped” me in this marvellous land. Also for me the reason of moving to Italy was love :)
I’m completely in love with the wedding planning that I’m involved in since 2011. Your wedding is my wedding so if you choose Mydolcefarniente, you choose a highly professional team. I don’t apply the same fee for every event. I give the opportunity to the couple to choose the most appropriate solution for their dream wedding to come true. We work in a flexible way and offer different solutions unless we find the right option that satisfies your needs. We don’t have restrictions because the only things that counts is to make you happy.
Hear from you soon, Yuliya

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Modern Beachside Perth Wedding

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I don’t think I could ever tire of seeing yellow in weddings — something about its cheerful brightness always feels so fresh. Today’s wedding from Bayly & Moore is no exception — newlyweds Sam and Stephanie wanted a modern, elegant and fun wedding at their dream venue, The Breakwater. Can we talk about this bride’s style for a sec? Heavenly ruffled dress gorgeousness.

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From the bride, Stephanie: We wanted our wedding to be fun, simple and elegant. We envisioned our wedding to be elegant and classy while still keeping that colourful, quirky element that is us.

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The three words Sam and I picked to describe our wedding and help us plan our special day was Fun with our pops of vibrant yellow, ribbon wall, balloons in boxes and tidbits of trivia. Simple and not overcomplicated in the feel and look. Finally Elegant and you can hopefully see!

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Our DIY projects were our ceremony ribbon wall (we acquired ribbon through our florist), the balloon in boxes (boxes online an balloons from a party hire store), we whitewashed single bottle wine boxes (online purchase) to double as flower centerpiece holders. We also made our bonbonnieres which were macadamia shortbread biscuits (aka Beryls wedding biscuit we later found) which have been a favourite of ours every Christmas.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Firstly talk about what you and your groom both want on your special day! Before you involve friends and family so you have a clear vision of what you both want on the day, after all it’s YOUR day! secondly I had some amazing advice from a sister who told me to think about three key words to describe what we wanted for our wedding, then when making decisions about other things go ‘does it fit with our words?’. It’s great to keep the direction clear and uncluttered.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Love is Here to Stay,” Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Recessional: “I’ve Got the World on a String,” Michael Buble
First Dance: “Love is Here to Stay,” Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Wedding Location: Perth, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Bayly & Moore / Wedding Venue, Caterer, and Dessert: The Breakwater / Wedding Planner: Bonnie Machell / Wedding Flowers: Fox and Rabbit / Wedding Dress: Aurelio Costarella / Bride’s Headpiece: Johanna Johnson / Wedding Shoes: Nine West / Bride’s Earrings: Witchery / Bride’s Hair: Jude of Identified Hair / Bride’s Makeup: Grace Buckley / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Country Road / Wedding Invitations: Groom’s mother, printed by Whiteman Park Print Shop

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Jesi Haack Design

We are a team of Event Designers with a flair for curating creatives, and some pretty sweet dance moves.

Design is in our name and in our hearts. We are constantly searching for new looks, materials, tools, and ways of presenting things. From product styling to dance parties we delight in every design element. Our team acts as a liaison for your story to be told through the details and “the big picture”. Specializing in installation pieces, we’re known for transforming spaces and creating once in a lifetime experiences for our clients and guests a like.

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DIY Crepe Paper Anemones

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After mixing and adapting a few techniques and ideas + new ones we picked up along the way and lots of trial and error, we made these crepe paper anemones just how we had envisioned: detailed but achievable. The leaves – cardstock folded in half and cut in the shape of a leaf and hand stamped with white ink – can double as escort cards, beautifully hanging from a moss covered frame. Thank you Ashley for helping me with these!

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DIY crepe paper anemones

Supplies you’ll need:

floral wire
floral tape
crepe paper/streamers
cotton balls
fringe scissors
scissors and fringe scissors
petal template

For the leaves you’ll need:
stamp set (we used this one)

We’re going to start by preparing an assembly line. Once you have all of your bits and bobs prepped and cut, you can assemble your paper anemones in a snap:

1. Stem — Cut the wire at desired length. For these flowers, the length of the wire was about 4 inches, but you can cut a longer length to make a bouquet or shorter to make bouts!

2. Stamens — Using a piece of cardboard as a template, wrap the streamer in one length a few times. Cut the ends. Repeat the process, this time wrapping the streamer in the other length. Cut both ends. You will then have strips of paper in two different lengths. The shorter pieces will be the button stamens and the longer pieces will be the fringed stamens. With the long pieces, fold them in half and make a fringe using fringe scissors.

DIY crepe paper anemone
DIY crepe paper anemone
DIY crepe paper anemone

3. Petals — Cut sheets of crepe paper into strips at desired width of your flower. In my case, our flower template is about 3 inches, so I eyeballed about 4 inch strips of paper (4″ by 19″ which is the width of the roll). With the help of a paper cutter, I stacked several layers of paper strips and started cut them into squares. This stack of paper will soon be your petals.

DIY crepe paper anemone

I stacked a few square sheets and placed the template on top. Start cutting the sheets along the edge of the template. Once the petals are cut, fold them in half and make a cut with the tips of your scissors at the center. Fold them in half again in the opposite direction (so you have a ‘+’fold) and cut again in the middle. You will use this center cut to thread your petals through the stem.

How to make crepe paper anemones:

DIY paper anemones

1. Using small pieces of cotton, wrap it around the wire, like a q-tip. Add on a short piece of crepe paper streamer on top and twist the ends with your fingers around the wire.

2. With the fringed stamen still folded in half, wrap around the button stamen and twist the bottom part around the wire with your fingers.

3. Gently pull the petals before you thread them. Crepe paper has a bit of a give, so it’s easy to shape the petals. Thread two layers of petals (or more if you prefer) through the stem.

4. Wrap the stem with floral tape and you’re done!

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photo above by Samm Blake

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