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Handcrafted Real Vow Renewal

Wedding Design

Photos by:

V.A. Photography

If you’re thinking of renewing your vows, make sure you check out this beautiful vow renewal from V.A. Photography, Events by Elizabeth Palmer, and One Sweet Day in May. Anna and Greg returned to the same venue where they exchanged vows one year earlier, and shared the same words over again to reaffirm their commitment to one another. White and blue striped table runners, bright pink flowers, and travel-inspired accent pieces were in order for the day!

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

From the bride, Anna: We had the most fun and memorable wedding and so when it came to our first anniversary we wanted to go back to our venue where it all started, Historic Tredegar. While at first we wanted to just do a simple anniversary session, being in the wedding industry myself we just kept adding! Getting into the industry shortly after our wedding I kept learning new things I wish we had done or vendors I wished we had used and this shoot offered us the opportunity to play around with some of those ideas. Our wedding was everything we had hoped for and more, but with this anniversary session we took touches from our own wedding and styled it up even more.

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

pink bouquet with striped ribbon - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

backdrop ideas - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

wedding rings - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

We kept with the navy, white, and gold color scheme bringing in pops of colors with our flowers. Ali helped bring in the travel and wanderlust characteristics which was perfect because we both love to travel and explore together. Our guest book at our wedding was actually a ton of vintage postcards from around the world that our guests wrote on and then my mom mailed them to us one at a time during our first year of marriage!

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

modern reception table - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

travel inspired wedding - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

Some back story on us… Like many couples these days, we met online on Match.com but that certainly didn’t mean there were no fun stories of when we first met! Our first date was at South Carolina vs. Kentucky basketball game where Greg showed up late (I should have picked up on this foreshadowing!) and then was too nervous to eat any of his meal at dinner after the game. This is the only time I’ve ever seen him leave food on his plate in the four and a half years we’ve been together. After grad school I found a job in Richmond, VA and Greg joined me there as we started a life together. Shortly after we got engaged and began planning our wedding in our new hometown. We were excited to have all of our friends and family come to town and so decided to have our wedding in the heart of downtown at Historic Tredegar, which was an ironworks during the Civil War. Greg is a history teacher and the Civil War is one of his specialties, so it was a neat place for us to say “I do”! We threw traditional out the window and chose food trucks over catering which allowed our guests to enjoy some of the best tacos, burgers, and barbecue that Richmond has to offer. While there were so many fun foods and things to do at our wedding our favorite parts were our first look, our ceremony (which was officiated by my grandfather), and dancing the night away with our friends and family!

wedding dessert display - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

striped table runner - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

For our first anniversary it took me a while to think of what to get Greg that would follow the tradition of paper. Since we wrote our own wedding vows, I decided that I wanted to have them all written out so we could hang them in a gallery wall in our bedroom. I’m not quite sure how I had the patience to write them out and make them fit, but after having to redo Greg’s several times I finally got them all to fit. It was so special to make this gift and and give him something that will give us a daily reminder of the promises that we made to each other.

fuchsia wedding flowers - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

gold cake topper - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

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Wedding Vendors

Lace and Film Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Piggybacking on all the great ideas to be found in this morning’s Vintage Film Love Shoot, Event Designer Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations, with gorgeous florals by Heavenly Blooms and photographer Krista Mason, along with a dream team of vendors, created this drop dead gorgeous wedding shoot inspired by film and lace. You’ve seen the engagement inspiration, now they are going to show us the transformation to a wedding:


krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration
film strips backdrop
krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

film photography inspired wedding ideas
diy lightbulb chandelier
film roll place card
air plant wedding cake
krista mason photography film and lace wedding inspiration

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Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Event Venue: Monk Space / Wedding Photographer: Krista Mason / Event Designer: Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations / Wedding Flowers: Heavenly Blooms / Wedding Cupcakes: Cupcakes Couture / Furniture Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Flatware, China, Glassware: Casa de Perrin / Wedding Invitations: AzulSahara / Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher / Napkins: La Tavola Linens

Daily Pick

Wild Hill Flowers & Events

About Wild Hill –
We design unique arrangements for all your wedding and event needs. From a small, intimate gathering to a large formal event, we will plan the perfect florals to fit your style and budget.

About Jenni –
I love weddings and the energy surrounding those memorable days! Whatever your style – rustic, elegant, traditional or vintage, I will work to find the perfect combination of flowers to match your vision. I truly enjoy the entire process of designing a beautiful and perfect event. During our consultations, I will identify key elements that will make your event stunning and unique based on your style. My seamless process will ensure your floral design fits exactly with your vision AND your budget. Pure and simple – let me do the work.

A little about me… I graduated from K-State in 2006 and married my high school sweetheart a few years after. We built our home in the country a few years ago, where we love to spend time together and raise our 5-year old daughter, Katie. We also have several rescue dogs, horses and goats!

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Glasber Inn Intimate Wedding

Garden Weddings

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Pennsylvanians sure know how to throw amazing weddings, big or small. This wedding by our Blue Label members Brooke Courtney and Wildflowers by Design is the epitome is laidback chic. It’s effortless, yet is so well pulled together. David and Jesse were pronounced husband and wife by Jesse’s sister, who officiated the wedding.

straw bride and groom
straw bride and groom

straw bride and groom

straw bride and groom

straw bride and groom
wedding bouquet

straw bride and groom
straw bride and groom

straw bride and groom

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From Brooke and TJ: I was so excited when I found out David + Jesse were tying the knot at one of my favorite venues, the Glasbern Inn. The couple, from Florida, traveled to Pennsylvania, with family tagging along close behind to celebrate their wedding. As expected, Jesse’s bouquet and the centerpieces were gorgeous because they were done by the ever-wonderful Lori, from Wildflowers by Design. David + Jesse’s ceremony was short and sweet, and with Jesse’s sister officiating the wedding, it was intimate and quaint.

Location: Pennsylvania / Photographer: Brooke Courtney Photography / Venue: Glasbern Inn / Flowers: Wildflowers by Design