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20 Ceremony Backdrops for Tears of Joy

Wedding Design

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When you turn the corner and see your loved one at the other end of the ceremony aisle, everything else is going to disappear. That’s just a fact. But it doesn’t mean you should neglect the chance to provide your guests with some serious eye candy while you say your vows to each other! Beautiful backdrops will always be in style, and we’re here to show you 17 of our current faves to get you inspired for your own walk down the aisle.

DIY Matisse Inspired Wall Hanging

DIY Projects

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Opal+Rose Photo

It’s #WeddingWednesday, so what better time to share a great DIY project? We’ve partnered up with Fiskars to bring you this modern backdrop installation, perfect for your ceremony or any wall in your home! Inspired by the abstract shapes popular in Matisse’s artwork, we created our own abstract masterpiece you can easily replicate in a day. Thank you to Opal+Rose Photo for capturing the images!

DIY Matisse Wall Hanging - learn more  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-matisse-wall-hanging

DIY Matisse Wall Hanging - learn more  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-matisse-wall-hanging

DIY Matisse Wall Hanging - learn more  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-matisse-wall-hanging

For this project, you will need:

Fiskars Easy Change Detail Knife
Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Scissors
Fiskars Cutting Mat
– Leather
– Card stock
– Thin plywood or birch veneer
– Cotton rope
– Wooden dowel
– Paint and paint brushes

Click through to the slideshow to see the rundown of steps for this DIY!

We’re so in love with how it turned out! Pretty, huh? We are all about DIYs that can be used after the wedding, and we think this beauty would look amazing at home hanging above a bed or a sofa.

DIY Matisse Wall Hanging - learn more  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-matisse-wall-hanging

DIY Matisse Wall Hanging - learn more  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-matisse-wall-hanging

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DIY Matisse Wall Hanging - learn more  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-matisse-wall-hanging

DIY Matisse Wall Hanging - learn more  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-matisse-wall-hanging

Fiskars’ new craft knives is ideal for precision cutting, which is essential to a project such as this one we shared. This kit includes 12 changeable blades that serve different purposes, and it comes with 5 standard blades for future replacement.

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DIY Matisse Inspired Wall Hanging

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Thank you Fiskars for partnering with us on this project — check out our Pinterest board for more DIY Toolbox Essentials and be sure to follow too for more creative DIY ideas!

DIY Hershey Kiss Dotted Backdrop

DIY Projects

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Behold, the ultimate dessert + candy buffet table backdrop! Oh the possibilities when you have Hershey Kisses in all colors of the rainbow and pegboard sheets. This DIY dotted backdrop was inspired by brushed dot patterns and our new found obsession for painterly and irregular shapes. And these treats, friends, don’t even need to be glued on!

DIY Hershey Kiss Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-hershey-kiss-dotted-backdrop/

This is another DIY project we created for , which you can also find it on their page! This backdrop can be designed in many different ways (initials, big red heart, geo shapes and more), and all you need is two materials.

What you will need:

Pick out any colors you like! This project is all about your choice and your style. We used:

(colors we used were black, silver, red, purple, green, light green, blue, light blue and orange)
2 2×4′ Pegboard Sheets
White Butcher Paper (I have a roll of 36″ Butcher Paper from Paper Mart)
Tacky Glue Spray
Masking Tape (white)
Something to punch the paper, I used this embossing tool from Fiskars

DIY Hershey Kiss Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-hershey-kiss-dotted-backdrop/

How-to instructions and tips in the step by step slideshow below:

And that’s really it as far as the DIY part goes! Have fun placing Hershey Kisses colors at random or play with shapes or letters. We were inspired by pattern play and colorblocking, so you can see how easily you can change it up to make your own!

DIY Hershey Kiss Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-hershey-kiss-dotted-backdrop/

DIY Hershey Kiss Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-hershey-kiss-dotted-backdrop/

DIY Hershey Kiss Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-hershey-kiss-dotted-backdrop/

Thank you Hershey’s for partnering with us! You can find more .

Modern Romance Inspiration with Pops of Jewel Tones

Wedding Design

This wedding inspiration editorial has everything: a stunning backdrop that could double as fine art, an impromptu boudoir session, and a lovely modern grey tablescape with flashes of deep plum. It’s all so brilliant and we’re so thrilled Jillian Rose Photography snapped it all. Ede by Jacqueline was smitten by the location of the shoot and knew the exact direction to go to complement the outdoor space, highlighting the delightful architectural features. Autumn Vine Design thought to pair the various shades of blue with shades of purple, and it was such a swell move since the floral arrangements stick out so beautifully amidst all of the design elements.

boudoir session - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

From the event planner, Ede by Jacqueline: The venue itself was so incredibly charming and unique. I loved Ebell’s high ceilings and unique chandeliers that were offering that outdoor feel. I thought having stronger jewel toned colors would pop in this space. Also, with Ebell’s stunning bridal suite, I knew I had to incorporate a soft and romantic boudoir session.

blue wedding invitations - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

bridal accessories - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding garter - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

boudoir ideas - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

A boudoir session doesn’t always have to be a separate day of shooting. Don’t hesitate to ask your photographer about getting some choice snapshots of you before the heyday of hair and makeup come around. Pick a great spot with nature lighting and wear your favorite lingerie and most importantly, relax and let the camera snap those natural smiles!

navy tuxedo jacket - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding ceremony venues - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

California wedding venues - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

During the planning process, I came across a stunning art piece made by Christine Olmstead and I knew I had to incorporate it in the shoot somehow. It was definitely not easy shipping it across the country, however I knew this would make this shoot come alive. I’ve become a fan of using stunning art pieces as backdrops for weddings, it can be so versatile and unique!

wedding photography - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

bride and groom - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

gray wedding tables - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

white and plum wedding flowers - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

rustic table numbers - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding tablescapes - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding menu - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

purple and white wedding centerpieces - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding bouquet - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding reception ideas - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

artistic wedding cakes - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding fashion - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Be sure to catch the film from James Pett Weddings:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jillian Rose Photography

Coordination and Styling

Ede by Jacqueline

Floral Design

Autumn Vine Design

Venue

Ebell of Long Beach

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige

Wedding Shoes and Accessories

The Blushing Bird

Lingerie

BHLDN

Jewelry

Trumpet & Horn

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Beauty

Face It Sugar

Groom's Attire

Friar Tux

Wedding Cake

Love Cakes

Rentals

AFR Rentals

Tabletop Rentals

Dish Wish

Napkins

La Tavola Fine Linen

Backdrop

Christine Olmstead

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Heidi Davidson Design

Videography

James Pett Weddings

Model

Aaron Chinn

Chic Wedding with a Lush Floral Wall Backdrop

Elegant Weddings

If you’re ready to inject a little bit of chicness into your day, there’s no need to look any further than Yeva and Brett’s stylish California wedding. Wanting to add a show-stopping element to her day, Yeva and her friends set to work making an incredibly lush floral wall backdrop to accent the couple’s sweetheart table, and we frankly couldn’t be more obsessed with it. Everything was captured by Chad Annie Photography, and the inspiring floral decor came by way of Nora’s Designed Flowers!

Chic Wedding with a Lush Floral Wall Backdrop

From the photographers, Chad Annie Photography: It was an honor shooting this stunning bride and groom’s Wedding. The Bride, Yeva, designed the whole wedding herself and the groom played an amazing role in helping her execute everything the day of. Their sweetheart table was one of the best we’ve seen, complete with the lushest DIY floral wall backdrop.

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simple bridal makeup
Yeva’s bridal makeup is the perfect marriage of simple and romantic with a bold black eyeliner and pink lips. Talk about a classic beauty!

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chic wedding with a lush floral wall backdrop

They married at Saint Kateri Catholic Church where the family performed a traditional unity candle lighting. Cocktail hour and reception was held at the Newhall Mansion, a private estate that dates back to the 1800s. Yeva and Brett’s love for each other was clear. The Best Man gave a speech saying that “Yeva was the Girl of Brett’s dreams,” and by seeing the way he looked at her, there was no doubt this was true.

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guestbook ideas

vintage wedding details
The couple added a few vintage inspired details to their wedding decor, like these unique key bottle openers for the guest’s favors.

tall centerpieces

unique table number ideas

chair signs

floral wall backdrop
Doesn’t this make you want to build your own flower wall to take with you everywhere? No, just us?

chic wedding reception

classic wedding cake
This cake couldn’t possibly look any more tempting than it does, with a cascading row of roses and blue hydrangeas adorning it. Too pretty to eat? Just about!

first dance

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

DIY Patterned Fan Backdrop

DIY Projects

Continuing with our summer wedding story inspired by Ashley Goldberg paintings, this New Jersey wedding dream team whipped up a breezy backdrop using bright paddle fans from .

DIY Patterned Fan Backdrop

For this project, you will need:

8ft x 4ft foam board insulation
White masking tape
Scissors
Black marker or marker color of your choice

DIY Patterned Fan Backdrop

DIY Patterned Fan Backdrop

DIY Patterned Fan Backdrop

DIY Patterned Fan Backdrop

DIY Patterned Fan Backdrop

Head over to and check out their other super-helpful wedding tips, tricks, and inspiration; not to mention their huge selection of wedding supplies!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography

Event Planning

Patchwork Planning

Floral Design

Papertini

Venue

Awbury Arboretum

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline

Wedding Shoes

Bella Belle

Bridal Accessories

Bel Aire Bridal

Jewelry

Harry Merrill

Makeup

Elegance Artistry

Wedding Cake

Nutmeg Cake Design

Rentals

Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals

Place Mats

Chictip Design

Confetti

The Flair Exchange

Wedding Stationery

Hadley Custom Designs

Post Processing

Visual Vibes Co.

Model

Stefani Rosenberg

Painterly Summer Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

We teamed up with Jessica Cooper PhotographyPatchwork Planning, Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals, and Papertini on a fun shoot we’ve been dreaming of for a while. Our obsession with Ashley Goldberg isn’t going anywhere, so when we asked them to bring our inspiration to life they took it to the next new level. Check back for the how-to on that fun fan backdrop soon!

Colorful Summer Wedding Inspiration - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

When we start off with a cake as amazing as this one from Nutmeg Cake Design, you know it’s going to be something special. Taking cues from abstract art and some of Ashley Goldberg‘s distinctly fun patterns, Nutmeg Cake Design added lots of fresh summer colors and plenty of texture.

Colorful Summer Wedding Inspiration - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

fuchsia and orange wedding invitations - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

gold invitation lettering - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

Leaving no stone unturned, even the wedding invitations from Hadley Custom Designs were a perfect match to the decor with their bright hues and bold paint strokes.

modern wedding rings - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

boho chic brides - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

fun wedding inspiration - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

place settings - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

watercolor table numbers - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

wedding dress separates - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

place settings - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

whimsical wedding bouquet - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

And can we just take a moment of appreciation for this incredible bouquet by Papertini? Coral charm peonies, parrot tulips, dahlias, and wild wisps of greenery are the way to our hearts for sure.

modern wedding ideas - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

summer wedding cakes - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

bride and groom - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

We’re of course still smitten with bridal separates, and these days no one knows them better than Caroline Styles. The mix of a bright white crop top with a blush pink skirt is sure to be a fun option for any modern bride.

cake utensils - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

fan backdrops - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-summer-wedding-inspiration

The paper fan backdrop stole our hearts from the get-go, and we’re thrilled to say we’ve got all the deets on how to make it! Check back later today for the lowdown on the how-to.

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography

Event Planning

Patchwork Planning

Floral Design

Papertini

Venue

Awbury Arboretum

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline

Wedding Shoes

Bella Belle

Bridal Accessories

Bel Aire Bridal

Jewelry

Harry Merrill

Makeup

Elegance Artistry

Wedding Cake

Nutmeg Cake Design

Rentals and Styling

Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals

Place Mats

ChicTip Design

Confetti

The Flair Exchange

Wedding Stationery

Hadley Custom Designs

Post Processing

The Refined Union

Model

Stefani Rosenberg

DIY Paper Cherry Blossom Backdrop

DIY Projects

Photos by:

Jenn Byrne Creative

Using just one tool and two materials, this cherry blossom backdrop is a doozy. Fiskars carries extra large paper punches that are great for large-scale projects like this one. Thank you Jenn Byrne for the images! Check out the slideshow for the full HOW-TO:

DIY wedding projects - photo by Jenn Byrne Creative http://ruffledblog.com/diy-paper-cherry-blossom-backdrop

cherry blossom ideas - photo by Jenn Byrne Creative http://ruffledblog.com/diy-paper-cherry-blossom-backdrop
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jenn Byrne

Shooting Venue

Something Borrowed Rentals

Botanical Lavender Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

We’ve got a treat for everyone today, literally and figuratively! It starts off with this beyond-beautiful bridal inspiration shoot from Audra Wrisley Photography with styling by Jean Hilpert of Magnolia Lane Creative and floral arrangements designed by Studio DBI. It features the color lavender in a gauzy, muted light matched up with cool-tone grays and a mix of neutral and warm greens. What’s most adorable here is that fun and whimsical tulle skirt separate that perfectly matches the hue of the easy-to-create lavender cocktail and what’s even better is that the recipe to this refreshing cocktail is below!

floral wedding invitations - photo by Audra Wrisley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/botanical-lavender-bridal-inspiration

From the photographer, Audra Wrisley Photography: This botanical lavender inspiration shoot is filled to the brim with eco-friendly and chic wedding ideas. Inspired by the amazing hand-made backdrop by Jean Hilpert, our shoot revolves around a palette of purples, grays and greens to create a soothing yet imaginative space. Created by hand dying coffee filters, the ombré purple colors in the backdrop set the stage for this bridal inspiration shoot, and led the way to a world of majestic creativity. The wardrobe was selected with simple silhouettes and colors, so as not to compete with the backdrop. A custom gray tulle skirt was created for the occasion, and paired with a simple bralette top. Silver Betsey Johnson heels were the perfect glamorous accent!
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Audra Wrisley Photography

Event Styling and Backdrop

Jean Hilpert, Magnolia Lane Creative

Floral Designer

Studio DBI

Wedding Shoes

Betsey Johnson

Hair and Makeup

Lori Nansi

Wedding Invitations

Thao Kim Trang

DIY Easy Artful Backdrop

DIY Projects

Photos by:

Ariana Clare

Not all DIYs are created equal. This one that Kathryn of Studio Cultivate is a clear example that you don’t need to labor over decor in the name of DIY. Instead, you can invest on a few paintings like these ones from artist Kathryn Schermbeck and decorate around them for a big impact at your wedding. These images by Ariana Clare fuses together artistry and an easy project that will be an interesting talking piece at your wedding. Hang it at your ceremony, behind your sweetheart table at the wedding reception, then take them home to decorate your walls for years to come!

DIY wedding projects - photo by Ariana Clare - DIY and Styling by Kathryn Godwin http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easy-artful-backdrop

From the painter and DIY designer, Kathryn SchermbeckInstead of spending the majority of your wedding flower budget on just flowers, why not invest in pieces like this artistic canvas that can be a great wedding backdrop that will live on in your home to continually celebrate and remind you of the special day? 
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ariana Clare

DIY and Styling

Studio Cultivate

Painter

Kathryn Schermbeck

Floral Headpiece Designer

Maiden Flower Crowns

Outfit

Cut from the Same Cloth

Hair

Leigh Claiborne

Makeup

Lovely by Patrice

DIY Felt Backdrop

DIY Projects

Photos by:

We love us a quick DIY project that can be used anywhere. It can be nestled under your wedding arbor at your ceremony altar, behind your dessert table, or even as a prop backdrop for your funky photo booth section. Felt is a great material to transport and store because it doesn’t wrinkle, tear like paper nor fray like other types of fabric. Whatever your use for it, Fiskars made cutting several sheets of thick felt a breeze. Let us begin:

DIY Felt Backdrop
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DIY Shag Backdrop

DIY Projects

This one, guys. This DIY is it. It’s one of those DIY projects that we feel like hoarding forever because it’s SO good. This DIY shag backdrop is the queen of all of your fringe needs. Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate is teaching us how to create this colorful statement piece, which can be customized in an endless array of patterns and colors to fit your wedding or party. Or home, because I’m totally making this as curtains for my home office.

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Wedding Vendors

DIY Papel Picado Backdrop

DIY Projects

We’re giddy to announce our partnership with one of our favorite DIY brands, ! Maybe you’ve heard of them? They just happen to be a household name for crafts + cutting tools. We’ll be sharing a series of DIY projects and we’re starting with a bang with this papel picado backdrop from our Papel Picado inspiration shoot styled by Candice Mock of Patchwork Planning and captured by Jessica Cooper.

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-papel-picado-wedding-inspiration

Materials (hover the image for all supplies):

Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System Starter Set

Butcher Paper Roll

Fiskars Original Orange-Handled Scissors

Butcher paper (we used a roll of meat-wrap paper from Paper Mart)

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Instructions:

1.Cut a piece of butcher paper at the length you need your backdrop to be + 3″ or 4″ extra for a tab at the top

DIY Papel Picado Backdrop with @FiskarsAmericas - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-papel-picado-backdrop/

2.Fold your paper in 3″ wide strips like a fan

DIY Papel Picado Backdrop with @FiskarsAmericas - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-papel-picado-backdrop/

3.Cut strips of 2-3 scored folds

DIY Papel Picado Backdrop with @FiskarsAmericas - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-papel-picado-backdrop/

DIY Papel Picado Backdrop with @FiskarsAmericas - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-papel-picado-backdrop/

4.Now that you have long strips of paper, you’re ready to start using your AdvantEdge Punch System Starter Set! Leaving 3-4″ inches extra, punch your paper once.

DIY Papel Picado Backdrop with @FiskarsAmericas - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-papel-picado-backdrop/

5.Push the handle a notch to the right

AdvantEdge locks itself in each track to maintain a continuous 12″ pattern. Once you reach the end of the track, flip it upside down to align it seamlessly with the next round.

Once you’ve reached the end of the AdvantEdge track, bring the handle back to the left to continue the process.

DIY Papel Picado Backdrop with @FiskarsAmericas - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-papel-picado-backdrop/

Trim excess paper, fold tabs around a wooden dowel or rod, and bam, you’ve got yourself a faux laser cut backdrop that does not look like DIY at all!

If you don’t own the infamous yet, you should – it’s a DIY Toolbox essential. These can cut a wide variety of materials including denim, silk and multiple layers of fabric. It’s our go-to scissors for most of our projects.

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Check out our Pinterest board for more DIY Toolbox Essentials and be sure to follow too for more DIY ideas!

DIY Paper Feather Backdrop

DIY Projects

If you ask me, today’s DIY project is the perfect touch for any boho inspired wedding or party. Who doesn’t love it when some feathers join in on the fun? Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate recently shared this creative + fun paper feather backdrop (with Emily Chidester Photography capturing it all on camera), and we especially adore the idea of it as a cake display accent!

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Wedding Vendors

DIY Concept and Execution

Studio Cultivate

Photography

Emily Chidester Photography

Bridal Store

Hayden Olivia

Hair and Makeup

Lovely by Patrice

Flower Crown

Maiden Flower Crowns

DIY Pegboard Backdrop

DIY Projects

Over on the East Coast we’re getting our fair share of snow and chilly weather this weekend, and we can’t think of a better way to pass the time than with a fun DIY project! Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate and Emily Chidester Photography are with us to share the secret behind this striking DIY Pegboard Backdrop, perfect for a dessert table or even a ceremony backdrop on a bigger scale.

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For this project, you will need:
-pegboard 4×4 ft
-yarn
-scissors
-tapestry needle (a large eye is needed for the yarn)

DIY Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-pegboard-backdrop - by Studio Cultivate for Ruffled, photo Emily Chidester

Instructions:
1. Cut a 3ft length of yarn to start, any long and it will become easily tangled. Thread tapestry needle and begin stitching at a corner of the pegboard.

DIY Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-pegboard-backdrop - by Studio Cultivate for Ruffled, photo Emily Chidester

2. Loop through the first two holes and double knot on the backside. Continue to stitch the yarn in and out of the holes, and back to fill the lines. It will help to move at a faster pace when creating horizontal or vertical lines to skip over several holes at a time.

DIY Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-pegboard-backdrop - by Studio Cultivate for Ruffled, photo Emily Chidester

3. Vary the patterns with stitching, create horizontal, vertical, diagonal and chevron lines. Patch working the stitches into each other will bring an organic flow to this graphic and modern decor.

DIY Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-pegboard-backdrop - by Studio Cultivate for Ruffled, photo Emily Chidester

4. Set on a table and lean against the wall as a back to your dessert, gift or escort card table, or go big with a 4×8 foot sheet and use it as a backdrop!

DIY Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-pegboard-backdrop - by Studio Cultivate for Ruffled, photo Emily Chidester

DIY Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-pegboard-backdrop - by Studio Cultivate for Ruffled, photo Emily Chidester

DIY Pegboard Backdrop - http://ruffledblog.com/diy-pegboard-backdrop - by Studio Cultivate for Ruffled, photo Emily Chidester

View step-by-step images from this tutorial in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Best of 2015: DIY Projects

DIY Projects

Photos by:

It’s not a secret — we love DIY projects. Love. And we had a great crop of ones to share this year, ranging from do-it-yourself backdrops to eye-catching tabletop decor and more. Without any further ado, let’s get into our Best of 2015: DIY Projects!

DIY Easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-diy-projects
We loved the pops of color in this project from Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate photographed by Emily Chidester.

DIY vine wall backdrop - photo by Kristina Curtis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-diy-projects
Vines of greenery made a beautiful statement in this project from Calie Rose photographed by Kristina Curtis Photography.

DIY tassel backdrop - photo by Anna Naphtali http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-diy-projects
We went ga-ga over the suspended tassels in this project from Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate photographed by Anna Naphtali.

Best of 2015 DIY Projects - http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-diy-projects
We had great charger plates with calligraphy decals thanks to this project.

DIY starburst centerpiece - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-diy-projects
We made striking centerpieces using this project from Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate photographed by Emily Chidester.


We adore the backdrop created in this project by Taya Lyskanycz with Jayne Weddings photographed by Megan Saul Photography.

DIY watercolor table runner - photo Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-diy-projects
Our love for watercolor continued with this project from Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate photographed by Emily Chidester.

DIY gold leaf branch centerpiece - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-diy-projects
Gold foil stole the scene in this project from Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate photographed by Brian Schindler.

Black Tie Halloween Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Halloween is creeping up on us, and we can’t think of a better way to kick off the spirit than this elegant take on a Halloween wedding from Smith House Photography, Paige Kristian Planning, and Arteflora Design. The team used an updated palette of navy blue and burgundy with just a touch of gold, and a selection of fresh fruits made the perfect accent. The cake especially caught our eye — we love the idea of using gold foil!

black tie Halloween wedding inspiration - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer and stylist, Becki of Smith House Photography: When we began dreaming of a Halloween inspired wedding shoot, we knew we wanted to step away from the typical “orange and black”. So we replaced orange with golds (take a close look at the flatware from Anthropologie, it is to die for!) and black with navy (of course we kept SOME black, it just seemed to fit!) to create something unique and beautiful for the holiday. With burgundy as our main color accent and a venue with gorgeous greenery, we aimed to use organics and florals to bring in deep, dark colors to our Halloween inspiration; blackberries, figs, deep peonies. We wanted classic.

fall wedding invitations - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

black tie Halloween wedding inspiration - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

navy wedding shoes - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

black tie Halloween wedding inspiration - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

engagement ring - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

black tie Halloween wedding inspiration - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

bride and groom - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

ceremony backdrop calligraphy - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

wedding ceremony - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

burgundy place cards - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

black tie Halloween wedding inspiration - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

wedding table - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

We wanted details that would be appealing even to a bride who may never consider a Halloween affair. But since it is Halloween, we added in amazing Halloween details; Cue the most unique BLACK wedding cake you’ve ever seen and romantic Corpse Bride quotes incorporated into the invitations and ceremony backdrop. So without a pumpkin in sight, we present to you the gorgeous Black (Berry) Tie Halloween Inspiration Shoot at The Gallery in Houston, Texas.

black tie Halloween wedding inspiration - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

black tie Halloween wedding inspiration - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding invitations - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

dark wedding cake - photo by Smith House Photography http://ruffledblog.com/black-tie-halloween-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography and Styling

Smith House Photography

Event Design

Paige Kristian Planning

Florist

Arteflora Design

Venue

The Gallery Houston

Wedding Dress, Veil, and Earrings

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Kate Spade

Engagement Ring

Joseph Keith

Hair and Makeup

Alexandra Nini of Glam Studio by Misty Rockwell

Groom's Shoes

Banana Republic

Wedding Cake, Pastries, and Styling

Whisk Bakery

Linens and Chargers

What's the Occasion Event Rentals

Flatware

Anthropologie

Wedding Invitations, Calligraphy, and Backdrop

Artful Design by Rachel Nieman

DIY Geometric Paper Backdrop

DIY Projects

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful modern safari wedding inspiration from Megan Saul Photography and Jayne Weddings earlier today, as we’re super excited to have them back with us to share exactly how they made the DIY Geometric Paper Backdrop seen behind the wedding cake! You might remember Amanda’s baby shower origami backdrop, so here are instructions that are super easy to follow! A special shout-out goes to Taya Lyskanycz with Jayne Weddings for creating this show-stopper of a display.

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

For this project, you will need:
-Stapler or Double Sided Tape
-12×12 Square card stock paper
-Foam Core in the size of your backdrop
-Gold Spray paint
-Straight Pins
-Scissors
-Bone Folder

Instructions:
1. Start by taking the paper and folding it in half. Crease with bone folder. Then fold it in half again, crease with bone folder. You should now have a smaller, thicker square.

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

2. Take that square and fold it in half diagonally. Crease very hard with bone folder to get a nice seam, then unfold back to the smaller square stage.

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

3. Fold it half diagonally the other direction. Reopen to smaller square. You should now have a small thick square with an X shape fold lines.

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

4. Pick one triangle of the X to cut out. Leave a small section of this to use to tape or staple together. Once cut out, hold the edges and push together so the rest of the shape pops up and becomes 3D. Tape or staple together. We used tape, as it’s easier, but if you are making this for more then a few weeks ahead of time, I would use a stapler.

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

5. Once the 3D triangle is together, push straight pins into the corners of the triangle. Then place on foam core and push pins thru. Flip board over and bend the pins back against the board, so they don’t murder anyone during installation.

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

6. Then spray paint any color you want! You could also use colored paper to create something super exciting!

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

DIY geometric paper backdrop - photo by Megan Saul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-geometric-paper-backdrop

View step-by-step images from this tutorial in the gallery

Whimsical Chicago Wonderland Styled Shoot

Wedding Design

Photos by:

It’s our worst-kept secret that we absolutely love backdrops here at Ruffled, and today’s shoot is certainly in possession of one. Some of Chicago’s most talented vendors, including Ed & Aileen Photography, Dotted Events, and Blümgarten, came together to create this Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding shoot, blending blues and pinks together with whimsical vintage details for a look that’s straight out of Lewis Carroll’s imagination — all tied perfectly together by a tissue paper backdrop made by Lil Epic Event Design!

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

From Ed & Aileen Photography and Dotted Events: Lacuna Artist Loft Studios, with its uniqueness and eclectic nature, was the perfect platform for a shoot that was not only a little outside the box, but also something that could be out of a dream. The venue creates the perfect atmosphere for an Alice in Wonderland-inspired wedding shoot. And, as this year marks the 150th anniversary of the story written by Lewis Carroll, which has remained one of the most famous fairy tales of all time, it seemed fitting to pay tribute to this magical and unconventional work of art by reinterpreting it for the nuptials of a modern couple.

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

cobalt blue wedding shoes - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

fuchsia peony bouquet - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical tissue paper backdrop - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

We started the shoot on the rooftop. With the city in the backdrop, but not quite within reach, the story unfolds. The bride and groom leave reality and the tumble down the rabbit hole begins. It takes them first down into a romantic dream world where they are backed by draping and meet again under a chandelier. Here, they try get their bearings straight, but things are getting “curiouser and curiouser!” Another tumble further down the rabbit hole takes them into a romantic tea-party inspired ceremony and reception. Captivated by a bright palette of purples, pinks, and greens, we used a mix of bright and neutral colors to bring out a whimsical feel. Enchanting florals, from oversized peony blossoms to layers of moss, were complimented by other natural pieces, such as handcrafted wooden furniture and a naked cake. Elements of the tale appear throughout, from mismatched hand-painted invitations, antique place settings, pocket watches, and golden chess pieces to bronze keys, vintage books, and miniature “drink me” and “eat me” favors. Each and every detail was added to bring in some of the most important pieces of the story through symbolism and presence.

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical inspired bouquet - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

place setting - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical wonderland tablescape - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

vintage book centerpiece - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

drink me tags - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

Their journey ends in a white room that seems to be getting smaller and smaller. This perspective art exhibit at Lacuna Artist Lofts was absolutely perfect. And only a short elevator ride up to bring them back to reality. While Alice in Wonderland has a dark side, the focus of the shoot was on the lighter, romantic elements of the story, as we were inspired by Carroll’s writing to celebrate love and companionship. However, we did separate from the story at the very end; unlike for Alice, for our bride and groom, the experience is not intended to be a distant memory, but instead it will be a day that they will never forget — filled with romance, whimsy, and adventure. “‘I could tell you my adventures — beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.'”

whimsical Chicago wonderland styled shoot - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

dessert table - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

whimsical wedding cake - photo by Ed and Aileen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-chicago-wonderland-styled-shoot

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ed & Aileen Photography

Event Coordination

Dotted Events

Florist

Blümgarten

Venue

Lacuna Artist Loft Studios

Wedding Dress and Jewelry

Mignonette Bridal

Rings

Gage Diamonds

Hair

Marisol Saucedo

Makeup

Marguerite Preston

Bridesmaid Dresses

Brideside

Tuxedos

Menguin

Wardrobe Styling

Patrick Niles

Wedding Cake

Swedish Bakery

Backdrop

Lil Epic Event Design

Furniture

Makers Chicago

Chairs and Linens

Classic Party Rentals

Place Settings

Rent Vintage Chicago

Lighting and Draping

Art of Imagination

Wedding Invitations

Hand-Painted Weddings

Creative Nashville Wedding with Art Installations

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Eden Frangipane

The bride’s BHLDN gown, the organic centerpieces, the incredible art installations for the ceremony and the reception — these are just a few of our favorite things from Ashlee and Brent’s wedding in Nashville, TN. Eden Frangipane and Modern Vintage Events were the all-stars responsible for bringing together all the finishing touches, and to say they knocked it out of the park might just be the understatement of the year.

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

From the event designer, Modern Vintage Events: Ashlee and Brent are true creatives. She is a chef at Silly Goose, a farm-to-table restaurant and he is a design mastermind for Fort Houston, a creative gym in Nashville. Their wedding was full of creative touches, art installations and fun. Ashlee paid attention to each and every detail, from the food catered by her restaurant to the pressed menu flowers, gold leafed miniature horses, organic floral centerpieces and beautiful art installations for the ceremony and reception.

bridesmaid dresses - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

bride and groom - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

organic bouquet with anemones - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

ceremony setup - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

ceremony art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

wedding ceremony - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

wedding ceremony processional - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

They got married at a working farm in Nashville and had amazing farm-to-table food, an assortment of pies and crafted cocktails. Everyone enjoyed lawn games including archery complete with headdresses. Everything from Ashlee’s dress to the hanging chandeliers felt very artsy and very Anthropologie. Ashlee pulled up to the ceremony in a 1961 Cadillac DeVille. The flowers were flowy and vibrant and popped perfectly against her vintage-inspired dress. Brent’s blue suit complimented everything perfectly.

wedding ceremony - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

ceremony recessional - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

bridesmaid dress - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

hanging flowers - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

Their ceremony may have been one of my favorites. One of her friends put together the flower installations and she brought rugs from her parent’s home to put under the architecture on the farm. They had musicians and their music included anything from “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys to “If I Needed You” by Townes Van Zandt. Both their mothers did readings during the ceremony.

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

organic centerpiece - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

creative Nashville wedding with art installations - photo by Eden Frangipane http://ruffledblog.com/creative-nashville-wedding-with-art-installations

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processionals: “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys
Bridal Processional: “If I Needed You,” Townes Van Zandt
Recessional: “I Only Want to Be With You,” Bay City Rollers
First Dance: “Ain’t That Love,” Ray Charles
Father/Daughter Dance: “All I Have to do is Dream,” Everly Brothers
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles

Wedding Vendors

Southern Neutral Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

When you have striking architectural pieces readily available, sometimes the inspiration just flows. Katelyn James Photography and Amanda Veronee put together this styled shoot inspired by two ornate doors, managing to work them into both a ceremony setup and a reception display! A paper scroll with calligraphy and also a paper flower backdrop served as equally eye-catching elements for this beautiful shoot.

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Katelyn James Photography: This southern shoot was inspired by a neutral palette and soft tones. The massive ornate doors were the start of the inspiration. We knew we wanted to use this gorgeous piece and so then we worked the rest of the shoot around it! This shoot has a hint of shabby chic but also had just enough “sparkle” to make it a tad glamorous. Enjoy these images and don’t miss the classic car that decided to make an appearance!

wedding invitations - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

white and green bouquet - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

written calligraphy backdrop - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

white frosted wedding cake - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Katelyn James Photography

Florist and Design

Amanda Veronee

Wholesale Flowers

Florabundance

Event Planning

Posh PR

Bridal Store

Urban Set Bride

Makeup

Emily Hudspeth, Hair Design and Makeup Artist

Catering

Mosaic Catering Events

Wedding Cake

The Buttercream Bee

Rentals

Paisley & Jade

Paper Flower Backdrop

Something Borrowed

Ribbon

ShyMyrtle

Balloons

The Caroline Doll Shop

Calligraphy

Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Transportation

First Class Limo Services

DIY Easter Egg Backdrop

DIY Projects

Photos by:

Emily Chidester

When it comes to weddings, one of the first things that catches our eyes every time is the backdrop. They’re such an easy way to make an eye-catching statement, so we’re thrilled to have this one to share with you all today! Studio Cultivate by Kathryn Godwin + Ruffled collaborated to execute and style this DIY Easter egg backdrop with flowers by Springvine, while Emily Chidester took the reins behind the camera. Of course, this would be a great DIY for any time of the year! If you follow us on Instagram, you will see the backdrop in action for Luna’s First Birthday :)

diy-eastereggbackdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

For this project, you will need:
– plastic Easter eggs
– scissors
– white twine or fishing line
– white spray paint
– acrylic white paint
– tapestry needle
– baster
– gray spray paint (the right shade of gray is hard to find, so we used primer)

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

Instructions:
1. Cut plastic egg halves apart – trim off the connecting piece. Lay on protected surface to paint.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

2. Use a baster to drip acrylic paint over egg, allow to run and drip over egg – this gave a nice texture and variation to the egg. We varied the quantities that we dripped with paint versus what we spray painted.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

3. After dripped paint or spray paint has dried, thread your tapestry needle with twine – staring on the inside of the shell, thread and loop through the two holes at the top of the egg, tie in knot.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

4. Thread through the inside of the next shell, loop again through the two holes and back out the top- slide shell down to almost stack on the previous egg. By looping through the two holes, the twine will lock into position.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

5. Create varying lengths of these tendrils from 5 egg halves to 20-30, depending on the length of the backdrop you desire. After having strung them, we dusted them with spray paint once more to help cover any area there may have been chipping.

6. Suspend from a strong bar that can withstand weight, and cluster tendrils together – creating a heavily layered backdrop transforms the otherwise recognizable material into something unexpected.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

View step-by-step images from this tutorial in the gallery

Alternatively, if you’re in a pinch for time, you can string plastic eggs and spray paint them (using the paint + primer cans). Open them up, and starting string the halves with knots in between each.

DIY Easter Egg Backdrop as executed and styled by Studio Cultivate exclusively for Ruffled

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily Chidester

DIY Production

Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate

Floral Design

Springvine Design

Hair and Make up

Adorn Studio, Adorn Studio

Mid Century Modern Spring Elopement

Wedding Design

A bright punch of color, mid-century modern styling, and a backdrop made of flowers and greenery all add up to make the key to my heart. Barrie Anne Photography, Alyssa Hoffman Event Design and Coordination, and Bash & Bloom are here to share their most recent styled shoot, which makes its way onto our pages just in time for the brighter days of spring.

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

From the photographer, Barrie Anne Photography: This elopement style shoot that we did was meant to capture the bright side of mid-century modern and to get our minds ready for spring and summer! Alyssa Hoffman Events selected a unique and bright “sunset” color palette to brighten and accent Vintage Ambiance’s newest addition “Don Draper” a stunning mid-century modern sofa.

fuchsia and orange bouquet - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

painted wedding cake - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

hanging flower backdrop - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

tulle wedding dress - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

pink and green boutonniere - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

The original vision for this shoot was to be outside, however the Seattle weather did not permit that, and we found the perfect spot in the University of Washington Club that had the most dramatic lighting that Barrie Anne captured flawlessly. The entire team was excited about the bright “sunset” color palette, as you can see through the colors of the stunning bridal bouquet designed by Bash and Bloom, and the sweet pink cake by Honey Crumb. We hope this shoot helps pull your minds from winter to spring as it did ours!

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring wedding - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

groom looks - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

painted wedding cake - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

organic wedding ideas - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

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Wedding Vendors

Incredible Handcrafted Wedding in Salt Lake City

DIY Weddings

Today’s wedding is so full of amazing ideas, you’ll be sure to return to it time and time again. D’Arcy Benincosa Photography captured Ben and Amber’s wedding in Salt Lake City, and as you’ll be able to see from these images, Amber is a natural crafter at heart. She handmade not one but two brilliant backdrop walls, and the rest of the details followed suit with amazing creativity.

an incredible handcrafted wedding in Salt Lake City - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

From the bride, Amber: I know you’ve heard the saying “I feel like the luckiest girl in the world” time and time again, but guys, I felt like the absolute luckiest lady when my groom slipped that engagement ring on my finger and asked me to be his wife. Not only did I get to marry one of the most wonderful human beings on the planet, I got to plan and execute a wedding! A wedding to me is like a fantasy land where creativity, design, music, fashion, family, and friends all get meshed together in one amazing little package. As a self proclaimed “craftster” & “DIYer”, I was overflowing with ideas as to what my wedding day could become.

navy groomsmen looks - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

wedding dress details - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

wildflower bouquet - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

wedding program signs - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

bridesmaids wearing skirts - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

flower girls - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

braided hair with flowers - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

My husband and I became engaged exactly one year and a day before our wedding date. The nice thing about being engaged the full year before we were married is that I was able to pick a wedding venue and see what it would roughly look like the next fall. The choice was not hard, as our venue was completely gorgeous on its own, having both outdoor and indoor elements. However, I wanted to add those extra DIY crafty elements that made the space really feel like it was “ours”. In fact, before picking our venue, we had talked about renting out a warehouse space for several months to completely customize, but my mom put the brakes on that idea [and thankfully, mother knows best (sometimes)]. Lucky for us too, our venue was absolutely happy to accommodate any crazy idea we threw their way. I remember when I sat down to come up with the decor/installation elements for the wedding I wrote down “textured.” I love the look and feel of using different materials, sizes, and colors right next to each other. By the time I had finished all of my projects for the wedding I was actually concerned that it all wouldn’t look good or cohesive because I had brought in so many different elements (even so much that we had to rent a U-Haul to get all of it to the venue), but much to my relief everything looked amazing and it felt like it had transformed into our own little wonderland.

wedding ceremony backdrop - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

wedding ceremony - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

wedding ceremony - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

ceremony recessional - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

My favorite thing about Fall, and one of the main reasons I picked it for us to get married, is all of the beautiful saturated colors. I remember when I told our venue coordinator all of the colors that I would be using her eyes went wide, and she said “that’s a lot of colors.” (Her eyes went even bigger when I told her I was bringing not just one, but two “walls” in.) I should tell you that throughout our wedding planning process I never really listened to the advice that most people or popularity gave me (because everyone wants to give you advice). If you want fourteen colors to your wedding, have them. If you want huge displays, make them. My favorite part of the wedding was that it was distinctly mine, I did exactly what I wanted (budget permitting) and in the end I felt so good about the choices I had made. Now, if you are planning a wedding, I’m not telling you to be a bridezilla, but make sure to make yourself happy! It’s your special day after all!

an incredible handcrafted wedding in Salt Lake City - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

unique bridesmaid looks - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

personalized wedding favors - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

unique backdrop ideas - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

an incredible handcrafted wedding in Salt Lake City - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

Our ceremony was wonderful, my legs shook the whole time out of nerves, but luckily it was cold enough everybody thought I was just cold (which it really was). The groom and I wrote our own ceremony with the help of the officiant, which was good because we knew exactly what was happening next and kept our composure for the most of it (we’re both a bit tender-hearted). Our ceremony then led into a Soup Bar dinner, and a marvelous reception. We wanted to make sure that our wedding reception would be one to remember, and that our guests would be thoroughly entertained, so instead of doing a “money dance” the groom and I opted to take a note from Jimmy Fallon and we competed in our very first love song Lip Sync Battle. Our guests absolutely loved the “super secret surprise” and it gave family and guests from far away that don’t know us well a chance to see our hilarious competitive side. For the rest of the night we did what my husband does best, and danced the night away.

an incredible handcrafted wedding in Salt Lake City - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

wedding signs - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

bohemian wedding cakes - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

an incredible handcrafted wedding in Salt Lake City - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

place setting ideas - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

laser cut cake topper - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

wedding bouquet - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

unique bridal hair - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-incredible-handcrafted-wedding-in-salt-lake-city

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

D'Arcy Benincosa Weddings

Venue

Louland Falls

Florist

Pollen Floral Design by Emily Clifford

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Betsey Johnson

Hair and Makeup

Bella Cosa Beauty

Wedding Cake

Mother and Sister of the Bride

Decorations

DIY by Bride

Tabletop Decor and Ring Holder

Anthropologie

DIY Branch Slice Backdrop

DIY Projects

Photos by:

Brian Schindler

We’re always fans of mixing high and low elements in wedding design, and this backdrop made of natural wood slices and gold leaf is a prime example of how beautifully the two can work together. Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate is here to share all the details behind this DIY branch slice backdrop, with help from Brian Schindler behind the camera!

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

For this project, you will need:
-branch slices (you can find these on etsy or ebay, or if you know how to use a miter saw, then find a branch in your backyard!)
-spray adhesive
-gold leaf
-jute or gold twine
-drill
-1/8″ drill bit
-scissors
-tapestry needle

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

Instructions:
1. Drill two holes on opposite ends of branch slice.

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

2. Measure twine to length you would like your backdrop to be.

3. Use a tapestry needle to thread gold twine through both holes.

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

4. Tie a knot at the top hole.

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

5. Thread the next slice, keeping them about 1.5″ apart, continue steps 2 & 3.

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

6. Use spray adhesive on section you would like to apply gold leaf- hold can about 8″ away. We created a diagonal stripe with our gold leaf application that spans the width of the backdrop.

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

7. Gently apply a sheet of gold leaf to slice, using the tissue paper layers to help smooth the leaf sheet.

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

8. Suspend from rod or arch, allow ends to vary in length for a soft organic finish.

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

DIY branch slice backdrop - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop

slitted wedding dress - photo by Brian Schindler http://ruffledblog.com/diy-branch-slice-backdrop


View all step-by-step images from this tutorial in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Brian Schindler

Backdrop and Design

Studio Cultivate

Florist

New Creations Flower Co.

Bridal Store

Hayden Olivia Bridal Boutique

Hair and Makeup

Patrice Shannon

Model

Amanda Beck

Assistant

Bree Saya

Fun and Colorful Wedding in Savannah

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

The Schultzes

Of all the things we love, weddings that are as much of a party as they are a celebration of love is right up at the top of the list. The Schultzes, Willow Event Design, and Joey McDermott put together some of their best work for Lindy and Jason’s wedding, which included incredible bursts of color and confetti at every turn for one heck of a beautiful day!

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

From the bride, Lindy: Creating from my heart, and celebrating love is at the heart of my core and what I love about being an artist and designer. Our wedding was a rare opportunity for me to bring our love to life and to give Jason, along with our friends and family, the gift of an experience to celebrate that love. We also wanted to invite our friends and family into our world here in Savannah and share with them pieces of the life we’ve built together. We wanted to celebrate our love, and the love of our family and friends. I always said – if there was a world created from our love, our wedding day would be a glimpse into what that world would look like – and that’s what we based every single decision on. We wanted the day to be fun and lighthearted.

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

birdcage veils - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

wedding paper goods - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

wedding shoes - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

colorful bright bouquet - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah
Wedding bouquet: My bouquet included pink, white, and yellow ranunculus, hot pink and white anemones, billy balls, fuchsia peonies, blue delphenium, white feverfew, white scabiosa, and dark purple lisianthus.

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

bright bridesmaid dresses - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

We aren’t afraid of color and knew that it would play a big part in the look of our wedding. We chose white and grey as our core colors, with fuchsia, yellow, coral, kelly green, bright blue, and purple as our accent colors. We also mixed in silver and gold accents. We kept the décor simple for the ceremony, letting the beauty of Savannah shine. We set up the chairs to create a close knit semi-circle, and adorned the back rows with fabric streamers. We had a welcome table set up so guests could congregate, get a cool glass of water when they arrived, and be welcomed by us through a welcome sign/message. We also had large white balloons with fabric streamers around the square.

colorful ribbon chair backs - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

wedding ceremony - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

wedding ceremony - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

confetti recessionals - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

The confetti girls lined the aisle with multi-colored confetti for me to walk down and our guests showered us with confetti as we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. They wore adorable, custom-designed dresses from Vesper Clothier who was wonderful to work with. After that, guests had two “to-go” drinks to choose from to have in hand as they walked to Ships of the Sea for the reception (thanks to Savannah’s brilliant open container law!). We also had pedi-cabs waiting for guests after the ceremony so they could get a ride from the square to Ships of the Sea. We wanted to continue with our colorful, fun and whimsical reception world full of love with the and this is really where it came to life.

grooms bow tie - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

The reception featured long, family style tables with a mix of glass, milk glass, and mason jars holding a mix of bright, colorful, and whimsical flowers. Gracing the tables, along with the mix of flowers, were peaches and bunches of cotton – a nod to our love of the South – along with some paper flowers. Each table had a grey and white table runner – a mix of stripes and polka dots – so each table was a little different. Each guest had their name card waiting for them with a little bundle of love, including a thank you note and the menu for the evening.

peach wedding decor - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical reception decor - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

paper flower ceiling - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

The biggest labor of love was the paper flower installation that hung over the dance floor. This was a creation straight from my heart and I couldn’t have made it happen without the help of Jason, my father, my mother, sister and a group of loving friends who help me create the 200 flowers that hung from it. I had a vision for this and I can’t thank everyone enough for helping it come to life. We wanted an explosion of color to hang above us as we celebrated the night away and it was magical!

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

orange wedding accents - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

banner flag table number - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Your wedding day is just that – yours. The two of you. We knew early on that we had a unique vision to celebrate our love and that was what guided each decision we made. We infused our story, personalities, and things we love in every detail of our day. We truly wanted our wedding day to be a glimpse into our love, the life we’ve built together, and the life we want to lead as a married couple. Our best piece of advice beyond that would be to enjoy and savor your engagement, the week leading up to the big day, and your wedding day as much as possible. Ask for help. In some cases, just because you can do it all doesn’t mean you should. We were truly blown away by the generosity of our friends and family. Having their help, incorporating their talents, and having them be such an integral part of making our wedding day happen made it that much more special to us. So many details are woven with family traditions and would not have been possible with the help of our family and friends. We would also advise couples to carefully select the partners and vendors you work with. You are placing so much trust in them to help pull off a day that means so much to you. Communication is key and trusting them to do their part is a huge leap of faith. Listen to your gut, and don’t be convinced you “need” this or that to make your day complete – the world of wedding planning can be extremely overwhelming and remembering that this day is about your marriage and starting your life together as husband and wife is key. As fun and beautiful as all the pretty little details are, there is nothing more important than the fact that the day is the beginning of your marriage.

confetti themed weddings - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

embroidery hoop backdrops - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Mirrors,” Justin Timberlake (piano version)
Bride’s Processional: “Somebody to Love,” Queen (piano version)
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Father/Daughter Dance: “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond
Mother/Son Dance: “Just the Way You Are,” Billy Joel

Wedding Vendors

Photography

The Schultzes

Event Planning

East Taylor Creative

Floral Design

Willow Event Design

Ceremony Venue

Chatham Square

Reception Venue

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero

Bridal Shop

Bijou Bridal

Wedding Veil

Bride's mother's veil altered by Jaclyn Jordan NYC

Wedding Shoes, Purse, Reception Necklace

Kate Spade

Hair

Hannah Minkowitz of Towne Salon

Makeup

Emily from Dollface by Jules

Bridesmaid Dresses

Dessy Group, Eliza J from Nordstrom, Kanali K

Confetti Girl Dresses

Vesper Clothing

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Groom's Bow Tie

Down South Tie Co.

Groomsmen Attire

Macy's, J. Parker Ltd., The Tie Bar

Caterer

Zunzi's

Ice Cream Cart

Leopold's

Donuts

Baker's Pride

Cupcakes

Back in the Day Bakery, Mabel's Cupcake Emporium

DJ

James from All About You Entertainment

Rentals

Amazing Event Rentals

Guestbook

CLB Creative

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

East Taylor Creative

Transportation

Old Town Trolley

Videography

Two Cents Photo + Film

Creative Toronto Wedding with Stylish Backdrops

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

A Brit & A Blonde

Make sure you’re cozy in your seat, because today’s wedding from A Brit & A Blonde, Darling & Daisy, and Blush And Bloom is a doozy. Aleksandra and Dave’s wedding in Toronto was full of the most incredible touches, including a darling sweetheart table with a sequin backdrop, a cake table with endless treats, and a ceremony setup I could stare at for days on end.

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

From the photographers, A Brit & A Blonde: There’s nothing more exciting for a wedding team than a couple who dreams of an explosion of creativity for their big day. Every single part of this wedding was rad, stunning and perfect. There were so many details that are just to lovely for words. The couple brought together some of the best Toronto wedding vendors to create what the bride Aleks called her “Dream Team”. Mercedes from Darling & Daisy was the creative director pulling together a most gorgetastic and whimsical look and feel.

bridal headbands - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

pink wedding bouquet - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

floral garlands - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

wedding ceremony - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

Aleksandra works in a library and is passionate about reading, which inspired such details as the book page backdrop and library card “seating chart.” Beet & Path designed personalized library cards which include the guests name, meal choice, and an itinerary on the flip side. Each guest retrieved his or hers in a vintage library card box. The room was adorned by candle light, lace, books and flowers. Blush and Bloom created, garlands, bouquets and an abundance of centerpieces featuring pink peonies, mums, a variety of roses, and greenery arranged with a lush yet organic flair. The vintage furniture added character and a sense of family comfort to the wedding.

chalkboard signs - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

wedding seating chart - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

book page backdrop - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

book page backdrop - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

oversized balloon decor - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

A focal point of design was the ladder archway under which the vows took place, later transformed into an elaborate sweet display on the dance floor. The Wedding cake Shoppe baked the most delicious variety of cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, tarts and everything your sweet tooth could possibly crave. Darling and Daisy hand made a “Sweet Love” marquee sign, labels for each treat and styled the display incorporating a sequins table cloth, bar cart, 2 vintage desks and of course – tons of beautiful foliage. We have literally never seen so many flowers – the reception set up was gorgeous and felt like a garden.

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

floral centerpieces - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

glitter wedding details - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

unique sweetheart table - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

romantic tablescapes - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

gold table number - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

From the bride, Aleksandra: We wanted the day to be about us and our unique relationship; and we wanted to share that with our closest family and friends. We are very untraditional, we planned our wedding, then told our family and friends, and then did the “formal proposal” We instantly decided that we would not do anything that we didn’t feel comfortable with, especially the traditional aspects of weddings that didn’t have meaning to us. We decided that we would spend as much time as possible together, we woke up together, had breakfast together with family, and we saw each other as soon as we were ready. We walked down the aisle together too. We wanted to the whole day to be a reflection of us and our style; fun, casual and pretty, basically we wanted to host a great party.

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

vintage wedding details - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

pink wedding cake - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

ruffled wedding cake - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

gold cake details - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

A Brit & A Blonde

Wedding Planning

Kate MacKenzie Weddings

Event Design

Darling & Daisy

Floral Design

Blush and Bloom

Venue

Storys Building

Wedding Dress

Watters "Jacinda"

Seamstress

Elizabeth At Labl Studio

Veil and Headband

Blair Nadeau

Ceremony Shoes

Charlotte Olympia

Reception Shoes

Kate Spade

Getting Ready Dress

Bicyclette Boutique

Hair

Charisse Feliciano

Makeup

Amy Janisse

Groom's Suit and Shoes

Sydney's

Wedding Cake

The Wedding Cake Shoppe

Linens

The Linen Closet

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DIY Floating Candlestick Backdrop

DIY Projects

It’s no surprise we love a good backdrop, and even more so when you can make it yourself. Juli of Juli Vaughn Designs is with us to share the secrets behind her inspiring floating candlestick backdrop from today’s styled shoot, so I’ll let her take it away from here!

DIY floating candlestick backdrop - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-floating-candlestick-backdrop

For this project, you will need:
*Large Black Foamcore Board
*19-21 Gauge Wire
*2 Large Brass Desk Clips (Mine are from Anthro and can be found here)
*Brass Candlesticks
*Taper Candles
*Ribbons
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Bohemian Valentine’s Day Inspiration

Wedding Design

As far as Valentine’s Day events go, this one is just about as pretty as it gets. With a greenery backdrop in a loose diamond design, plenty of French desserts, and an incredible embellished gown from Bree Lena topped off with a floral crown, every bit is styled to utter perfection by photographers Lori Romney Photography and Jennifer Fauset Photography.

bohemian Valentine's Day inspiration - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

From the photographers, Lori Romney and Jennifer Fauset: As photographers, we loved creating this romantic, cozy, Valentine’s inspired shoot in the warmth of our Salt Lake City studio. We used a color story of pinks, reds and golds. Since Valentine’s Day makes us think of sweet treats, everything about this photo shoot was based around these amazing and delicious pastries. Our pastry chef, Dani with The Petite Pastry, went all out! The gorgeous color of her sumptuous treats made our table drip with romance. Dani amazed us with her “not cake” cakes, and this cream puff cake was divine! It added texture and interest to our entire event. Everyone involved kept sneaking the pink almond heart shaped cookies. YUM! We wanted the desserts to shine, so we asked our floral design contributor to help us with understated floral arrangements to tie in the Valentine theme. The vine wall was our favorite part! It was made from Eucalyptus that smelled of perfection. It added warmth and beauty to our walls.

bohemian Valentine's Day inspiration - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

Valentine's Day bouquet - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

groom boutonnieres - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

glam wedding makeup - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

bridal wedding accessories - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

bohemian Valentine's Day inspiration - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

The dress was another very important item on our check list! We knew that we wanted sophisticated and romantic. Bree Lena is such a talent and her designs are amazing. This one of a kind dress was a new design she is working on for Provo Fashion Week and we were lucky enough to get to use it, just hours after she finished making it! It is simply stunning. The elegance of this backless gown, mixed with the stunning beaded fabric, looked flawless on our model, Abby. This dress is so intricate, laced with heavy beads, it couldn’t even be hung on a hanger! She brought it to the studio folded up perfectly in a box.

romantic wedding tablescapes - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

wedding croquembouche - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

loose waves and a floral crown - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

greenery backdrops - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

romantic chair signs - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

personal wedding cakes - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

From the pastry chef, The Petite Pastry: Since returning from my fairytale surprise honeymoon in Paris, the city of romance, I have been flirting with the idea of a French-themed table scape full of delicate, sweet aphrodisiac—sweet nothings that inspire and cultivate love. In the limelight is the classic croquembouche, a traditional French wedding “cake” that was created for royalty. A croquembouche is a tower of creme-filled cream puffs held together by caramel and spun sugar. Classic French cookies of all varieties were brought in as supporting cast, including chocolate-dipped pirouettes, brown-butter madelines, strawberry-meringue rosettes, eclairs, almond icebox hearts, and assorted rosewater macaroons.

greenery wedding backdrops - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

bohemian Valentine's Day inspiration - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

wedding desserts - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

wedding dessert towers - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

French wedding cakes - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

bohemian Valentine's Day inspiration - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

And just because there wasn’t a traditional wedding cake doesn’t mean didn’t mean we missed out. Oh, there was cake. The classic French opera cake consists of layered jaconde cake soaked in espresso syrup, coffee buttercream, topped with mirror glaze and edible 24k gold leaf was made into bite-sized petite four shapes and paired with chocolate-covered strawberries. Other cakes included a freestanding white chocolate creme cake finished with fresh strawberries and white chocolate shavings, and mini chocolate angel food bundt cakes. As you can see, this sweet table adds to the ambiance of romance and beauty that the couple radiates. I think this French-inspired wedding is one for the history books.

bohemian Valentine's Day inspiration - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

lace wedding dress - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

croquembouche dessert - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

bohemian Valentine's Day inspiration - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration

bohemian Valentine's Day inspiration - photo by Lori Romney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-valentines-day-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Salt Lake City, UT / Photographers: Lori Romney Photography and Jennifer Fauset Photography / Flowers: Chelsie Draney / Venue: The Studio Room / Wedding Dress: Bree Lena / Hair and Makeup: Heather Deus / Pastries: The Petite Pastry / Table and Decor Rentals: Diamond Rental / Stationery: West End Creative Group / Models: Abby Payton & Tyson French

Coral and Emerald Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

With its soft coral and calming aqua hues, today’s styled shoot from Cannon Candids Photography and Jstat Design has us longing for spring. While we wait for things to warm up a bit outside, this is a fantastic way to tide us over! We’re particularly taken with the wedding bouquet — it took us a few good looks to realize that it wasn’t made with real flowers, but rather silk ones with vintage brooches.

coral and emerald wedding inspiration - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Cannon Candids: This summer Cannon Candids Photography had the opportunity to shoot at a new up and coming venue in Barberton, Ohio, The Piggery at Anna Dean Farms. After shooting their first wedding there, they knew that they wanted to go back. The space was simple and full of beautiful natural light. The designer of the shoot wanted to take the fresh rustic space and fill it whimsical colors and sparkle! Elyse’s Boutique, Suzie Kays Keepsake Brooch Bouquets, Sitting Pretty Linens, Jstat Design, and Cannon Candids Photography worked together to create this stylized shoot. We were inspired by the natural accents of everyday life and wanted to reveal nature’s beauty of glittering dew, natural light, and vibrant greenery.

silk flower bouquet with brooches - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

emerald gold wedding ideas - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

unique bridal hair - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

green wedding inspiration - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

coral aqua place setting - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

aqua wedding jewelry - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

gold wedding cake detail - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

coral aqua wedding accessories - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

aqua chair ribbons - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

gold wedding jewelry - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

coral and emerald wedding inspiration - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

succulent wedding bouquet - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration

aqua gold wedding cake - photo by Cannon Candids Photography http://ruffledblog.com/coral-and-emerald-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Barberton, OH / Photographer: Cannon Candids Photography / Event Design and Decor: Jstat Design / Bouquet: Susie Kays Keepsake Brooch Bouquets / Venue: The Piggery at Anna Dean Farms / Wedding Dress: Elyse’s Boutique – Bridal & Prom / Linens and Coverings: Sitting Pretty Linens