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Garden Virginia Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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This bride has got some seriously amazing style. Her Lazaro gown is vintage glam to the max, and so are her gorgeous pin curl waves! The bride isn’t the only stunner though — the locale is enough to make any girl start running for the nearest countryside. As always, Gabe Aceves did a wonderful job capturing the day!


virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

From the bride, Dani: I wanted a really natural not over done feel. Basically pulled right out of etsy or Anthropologie. I wanted to take my style and make it something Evan would enjoy as well. Instead of super feminine floral shabby chic touches, I added rough burlap and live moss with dirt. I wanted lots of wood and natural elements.


virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe acevesvirginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

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virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

I began with the color scheme of taupe and neon orange. But there are so many variations of Taupe and orange that it got complicated and at times daunting to stick with the scheme. The bridesmaids dresses were more tan instead of gray brown, etc. So in the end I pulled away from the strict taupe and orange and began adding touches of green and other muted colors here and there. I’m really happy with the outcome. I was going for natural and rough, while being pretty and light.


virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Everything will get done. Delegate on your wedding day, because you can’t do it all yourself. And please believe me, everyone IS very happy to help (if you ask nicely ;).


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virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

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Wedding Songs:
Processional and Recessional were songs performed by our Rabbi David Shneyer
First dance: “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus
Wedding party Introduction: “We R Who We R,” Ke$ha

Wedding Vendors (Middleburg, VA):

Wedding Venue: Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast / Wedding Photographer: Gabe Aceves / Day-of Coordination: Stephanie Ferguson / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Wedding Veil: Claire Dratch / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Stationery: MagnetStreet / Rentals: Six Star Events / Wedding Caterer: Six Star Catering / Wedding Cake: Market Salamander / DJ: DJ Sweetpea / Videographer: Michael Brown (father of the groom) / Bride’s Hair: Amy Grant Vidal Sassoon (McLean, VA)

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Austin Spring Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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Photo by Betsy

One of our favorite things about this styled shoot from the wonderful Photo by Betsy, Bricolage Curated Florals, and Olive & Rye is how it shows you don’t need a ton of color to give off a feeling of spring. Sure, we love loud punches of color, but the crisp white and green color palette in this wedding inspiration makes us feel refreshed, inspired, and helps us focus on the love between the bride and groom.

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From the photographer, Photo by Betsy: This Nordic-inspired Spring shoot was brought on simply by the idea of a “simple” wedding. I wanted to photograph something clean, sweet, and clear. For place mats, we gathered white/off-white records. The place “cards” are found river rocks marked just by using a white sharpie paint pen tied with a thin piece of twine around them for a simple frill. 2Tarts Bakery in New Braunfels contributed a smooth two-tiered white cake, creme brûlée macaroons and jam thumbprint cookies (placed on a vintage hand drum).

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With a flower-adorned passed-down ladder and old photos of family members in love, we tied in personal touches. For smaller details, the bride wore a brown beaded belt from Anthropologie and the groom wore a precious ivory whale tie clip from J. Crew. We had so much fun celebrating the couple’s love and gawking at every simple touch from the shoot’s designer.

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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Photo by Betsy / Event Design: Olive & Rye (julieoliveandrye @ gmail.com) / Floral Design: Bricolage Curated Florals / Venue: 718 Studios / Wedding Dress: Serendipity Bridal / Jewelry: Olive / Tie Clip: J. Crew / Wedding Cake: 2Tarts Bakery

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Bijou’s Sweet Treats

Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia

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Best of 2013: Ceremony

Design Inspiration

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Ceremonies are often the sweetest and most intimate part of any wedding day, so it’s no wonder we had such a difficult time narrowing these down. From beach nuptials to carnival vows, confetti tosses to beach ball throws, we’ve seen a little bit of everything this year:

best of 2013 ceremony via ruffledblog.com
Photos by made u look photography, Styling by lace and likes

Buckland House wedding
best of 2013 ceremony via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Lisa Devine Photography

Seaside La Jolla wedding
beach wedding backdrop via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Sunday Romance, Styling by Beau and Arrow Events

Industrial New York wedding
mismatched ceremony chairs via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Isabelle Selby, Coordination by Hudson Valley Ceremonies

Flowerchild garden wedding
hanging frame backdrops via ruffledblog.com
Photos by made u look photography

Handcrafted Oregon wedding
paper flower ceremonies via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Tara Francis

Bordeaux beach wedding inspiration
beach wedding ceremonies via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Bubblerock, Styling by Quelque Chose de Bleu

Canadian greenhouse wedding
indoor greenhouse ceremonies via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Sharalee Prang Photography

Georgia oak tree elopement
hanging flower ceremonies via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Glass Jar Photography

Fort Lauderdale beach wedding
best of 2013 ceremony via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Elaine Palladino Photography

Check out our favorite ceremonies from 2011 and 2012 and follow our Ceremony board on Pinterest for more!

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Damien Milan Photography

Typical of photographer Damien Milan’s work, is a magnetic intensity of closeness. There’s something about the way he captures a moment, something intoxicatingly real and raw. From the texture of landscape and dress, to the intimacy of pre-wedding preparatory steps, Damien’s approach is one of telling a story through detail – the quiet drama of technique and of tone.

Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

By filling out this online form, couples planning a destination wedding in Europe this summer will even have a chance to receive 20% off their photography package.

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