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Magnolia Hill Wedding

Romantic Weddings

If there’s anything more romantic than a Water for Elephants wedding theme, I’m having a difficult time coming up with it. Malleri and Jenna took this inspiration and gave it a bit of a carnival twist, incorporating balloon centerpieces and carousel cupcake holders into their stunning wedding decor. Our thanks go out to Weddings by Christopher & Nancy for capturing their wedding day so beautifully!

Magnolia Hill wedding - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

From the brides, Malleri and Jenna: When picking a theme for our wedding, we flip flopped many times. We wanted elegant but we wanted to incorporate our playful sides. We wanted vintage and we wanted modern. One night we were thumbing thru Pinterest and we found a picture of a hot air balloon/floral centerpiece. That’s what got the ball rolling. We knew instantly that it would be a Water for Elephants/carnival theme. This had all of the aspects that we wanted… it had the elegance, it had the playfulness, it had the modern feel, and it had the old school glamor. The decor was so easy after that — the balloon centerpiece were the starting point but the carousel and merry-go-round for the cupcake table were INCREDIBLE finds, the chandelier that Alda had at the altar was the elegance factor, the food incorporated our silliness and carnival aspect of the theme — this is also a major reason for the popcorn bar for our wedding favors. Our wedding attire was definitely glamor and fun — the diamonds I wore and the bow tie Jenna wore tied everything together. We wanted the wedding to feel like a whole other place — not just another outdoor wedding — we wanted to take you away to a carnival.

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Bouquet recipe: David Austen garden roses, baby’s breath, succulents, hydrangeas, and ranunculus.

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There were so many things we loved…our first dance. holding each other for the first time as a married couple and dancing with all of our loved ones around, was a feeling of pure completeness. Walking down the aisle. When Jenna saw me, it took her breath away — she lost all focus on everything around her and it took all the strength she had not to run up the hill and snatch me up. For me it was the same emotion — all I wanted to do was kick off my shoes and run into her arms and hug her tight. The emotion felt in that moment is not one we can put into words. People say that wedding planning is hard — we found it to be incredible. We know it was incredible because all of our vendors took our vision and amplified it… They helped us execute a magical day. They took it to a level that we could’ve never imagined and Christopher Nolan Photography captured all the moments we could never have seen, and helped us have images we will cherish for many years to come. Jenna and I wrote our own vows — we are so synced (and both huge dorks) that we both incorporated Duke and Harry Potter into our vows… and we got to tell each other how much we loved each other. The speeches from our Maid of Honor and Best Man. Jenna’s best man was her older brother and my maid of honor was my older sister — neither of them are overly affectionate and neither of them have ever expressed their love for our significant others and how much they support us as a couple. I will never forget their speeches. It helped seal in our marriage, it helped us join as a family, and it melted our hearts in so many ways.

wedding ceremony - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

ceremony dove release - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

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Magnolia Hill wedding - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

Magnolia Hill wedding - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

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pastel centerpieces - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Give yourself a LOT of time to plan. You will change your mind OFTEN. And the longer you have to pay for it-the more extravagant it can be. 2. Enjoy the planning. This is supposed to be fun. You’re planning the biggest party of your life! Remember each meeting with your vendors. And take your time for final decisions! 3. Don’t listen to what everyone else thinks you should do. It’s your day. Take their advise but always do what your heart desires. 4. NEVER FORGET WHAT IT IS REALLY IS ABOUT — you’re getting married, and never forget why. You’re in love! Don’t get wrapped up in the stress of planning! 5. This is the longest day of your life-but it goes by wayyyy too fast. Enjoy every single hiccup and moment of the day!

chair backs - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

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cake tables - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

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dancing with parents - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

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wedding getaways - photo by The Nolans http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-hill-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Jenna and I decided to pick songs that were meaningful songs from our 4 years of dating. Every song played had meaning, whether it was a song we danced to in our living room, or it was a song we danced to at a club.
First Dance: “All of Me,” John Legend

Wedding Location: Little Rock, AR / Photographer: Weddings by Christopher & Nancy / Florist: Tanarah Luxe Floral / Venue and Wedding Planner: Alda’s Magnolia Hill / Hair: Maddy Spring with Lavish Hair Professionals and Devin Van Patter with Salon Scarlet / Makeup: Aaron Perkins of Face Your Day Studios / Caterer: Catering Creations / Cakes: Melissa White / Music: Central Arkansas Entertainment / Videographer: Paul Viefhaus of Sunflower Films

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love + peony

Founded in 2016, love and peony is a Los Angeles, California based small business specializing bridal robes and wedding accessories made with love.
Our products are made in small quantity using high quality fabrics. Every product is individually handcrafted and packaged with detailed care and attention.

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Fresh Pastel Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Looking through this rainbow-colored California wedding from Kelty of Steep Street is a sure-fire way to cheer up your day. If you doubt us, take a peek at the bridesmaids in an array of candy-colored hues and that utterly delectable dessert table from Sweet & Saucy Shop. This is a wedding we would have loved to see for ourselves!


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From the photographer, Kelty: Kara and Tim tied the knot on the Loyola Marymount campus in Los Angeles. They were married in the Sacred Heart Chapel overlooking the valley, and their reception was held just a few hundred yards away in a giant courtyard. The wedding was such a labor of love, not to mention a feast for the eyes! Bridesmaids in complimentary, rainbow pastel chiffon dresses, paired with alternate pastel bouquets. The bride in a custom gauzy white number with handmade custom blue Marie Antoinette-looking satin shoes. Each table color-coordinated with pastel flower arrangements. Delightful desserts, from a Candy Land display to baked goods and a floral cake to an ice cream sandwich truck that night, which guests enjoyed while playing at the rockin’ photo booth.


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pastel rainbow wedding california steep street photography

pastel rainbow wedding california steep street photography

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photo puzzle wedding guestbook

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Paper goods were designed by the bride’s brother, beginning with a Little Golden Book-themed invitation, color-coded ceremony programs, seating chart, a fill-in-the-puzzle board of their save the date photo for guests to write well-wishes on, ending with beautiful graphic dinner menus and Tea for One gift bags. Such a wonderful mix of childhood-inspired fun and colorful decor… We were kind of blown away by these two, to say the least.


outdoor Loyola University wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Wedding Venue: Loyola Marymount University / Wedding Photographer: Kelty of Steep Street / Wedding Coordinator: Nozza Studio / Wedding and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Oliver Tolentino / Makeup and Hair: Kelly Zhang / Wedding Flowers: Holly Flora / Wedding Cake and Dessert Table: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Ice Cream Sandwiches: Coolhaus / Rentals: Choura Events / Linens: BBJ Linen / DJ: DJRemark / Invitations and Paper Goods: Ryan Barnachea / Photobooth: 4ClicksPhotobooth / Videographer: Shade Tree Films

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Kara Anne Paper

Kara Anne Paper specializes in luxe, illustrated wedding invitation suites and custom calligraphy. Her one-of-a-kind designs are tailored to reflect her clients personality and wedding vision. Kara Anne provides a personable experience from the first introduction and throughout the entire wedding planning process! To see what is going on in the studio, visit www.karaannepaper.com and @karaanne_paper on instagram.

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DIY Love Tokens

DIY Projects

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I have to say, I had my eye on the heart-shaped clay tokens from our ballet wedding inspiration shoot earlier today, so I’m chuffed that Katy of Without Wax, Katy is back with us to share just how she made them. Read on for the full instructions!

DIY clay place cards - Michelle Boyd - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-love-tokens/

heart shaped diys - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/diy-love-tokens/

 - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/diy-love-tokens/

For this project, you will need:
-Cutting Board
-DAS Clay
-Rolling Pin
-Knife and/or Pizza Cutter
-Cookie Cutters and/or Glasses for shaping clay
-Stamp

Instructions:
Using the large, round “take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic” as an example:
1. Slice the clay into thin stripes.

 - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/diy-love-tokens/

2. With a rolling pin, flatten the clay to roughly 1/8 – 1/4 inch in thickness.

 - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/diy-love-tokens/

3. Using a cookie cutter or glass, press into the clay and remove excess clay.

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 - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/diy-love-tokens/

4. Place your stamp of choice in the center of the clay, press and remove. Your design or quote is now transferred on to the clay.

 - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/diy-love-tokens/

 - photo by Michelle Boyd - ruffledblog.com/diy-love-tokens/

If you choose, you can add more designs at this time. Let the clay dry overnight.

View step-by-step instructions here

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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