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Best of 2015: Wedding Cakes

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I’m trying really hard not to make a “takes the cake” pun here, so bear with me. Almost no wedding is complete without some sort of scrumptious cake or celebratory dessert, so it stands to reason that we’ve seen so many beautiful, delectable cakes this year. Let’s see which ones made the top of our most popular + favorites list, shall we?

naked wedding cake - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
The naked wedding cake in this styled shoot by Jar Cakery photographed by Jessica Gold Photography was light and fluffy perfection.

wedding cake with gold detail - photo by Vasia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
We loved the floral and gold accents in the cake from this shoot by Cake by Annie and photographed by Vasia Photography.

wedding cakes with gold detail - photo by Jenn Kavanagh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
It was impossible not to fall in love with the cakes in this shoot photographed by Jenn Kavanagh Photography. Cakes by Crumb & Berry.

copper and thistle wedding cake - photo by Olivia Richards Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
Thistle and edible copper paint made a bold statement in the cake for this shoot photographed by Olivia Richards Photography. Cake by Indiecakes & Pastries.

gold and burgundy wedding cake - photo by Rosenlee Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
The mix of gold and burgundy in this cake was totally perfect for fall! Photography by Rosenlee Photography, cake by Susanna’s Custom Cakes.

wedding cake with gold ikat detail - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
The gold ikat in this wedding cake made it a surefire winner! Photo by Teale Photography, cake by Patty Cakes.

fall wedding cake - photo by Brittany Michelle Photographer http://rufflebdlog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
This wedding cake from Peridot Sweets was pretty much all the best parts of fall in one wedding cake. Photo by Brittany Michelle Photographer.

gold painted wedding cake - photo by Kristina Adams Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
Gold accents in this cake were a stroke of genius. Photo by Kristina Adams Photography, cake by Elise Cakes.

chalkboard inspired wedding cake - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://rufflebdlog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-cakes
This adorable cake was inspired by high school love, which influenced the chalkboard effect. Photo by Danfredo Photos + Films, cake by Nutmeg Cake Design.

Best of 2015: Fashion

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What would a Best Of list be without mentioning our favorite wedding fashion from 2015? This year saw so many goodies, it was all but impossible to narrow down our list of favorites and most popular images from Pinterest and Instagram. In no particular order, here were the bridal and bridesmaid dresses that truly shone this year:

wedding gown with illusion lace - photo by Taylor Lord http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The illusion lace details on the Yaki Ravid gown from this wedding photographed by Taylor Lord were stunning a million times over!

bohemian bride and groom - photo by Erich McVey http://rufflebdlog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The bohemian style of this bride and groom wowed us — photography by Erich McVey, wedding dress and cape from Shareen Bridal, veil by Julie Harris Designs, headpiece by Erica Koesler, groom’s jacket by Rock & Roll Religion.

mismatched metallic bridesmaid dresses - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Everyone fell in love with this bride’s two-piece look and her bridesmaids’ mismatched metallic dresses! Photo by The More We See, wedding dress by Carol Hannah, veil by Mignonne Handmade.

low back wedding gown - photo by Lori Romney Photogrraphy http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The low back on the gown by Bree Lena in this shoot photographed by Lori Romney Photography and Jennifer Fauset Photography was a total show-stopper.

bejeweled wedding dress back - photo by Emily Sacco http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We can’t begin to tell you how many hours we spent staring at the detailing of the Catherine Deane “Tallulah” gown in this shoot photographed by Emily Sacco!

bright bridesmaid dresses - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We couldn’t get enough of the bright colors in this bridal party look! Photo by Teale Photography.

blush pink wedding gown - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Blush pink never looked so good as it did in the gown from this wedding photographed by Adam Barnes.

painted wedding gown - photo by Shannon Duggan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Did you really think we could go without mentioning the incredible handpainted gown by R-Mine Bespoke from this shoot photographed by Shannon Duggan Photography?

glam Gatsby bridesmaid dresses - photo by Carla Atley http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
These Adrianna Papell gowns from this wedding were perfect for the couple’s glam Gatsby inspired day. Photo by Carla Atley.

Vera Wang gown - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The tulle and lace detail in the Vera Wang gown from this wedding was simply beautiful. Photo by nbarrett photography.

blue jeweled wedding dress - photo by Laura Sponaugle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We ended the year with this gown by Cinobi Cinobi, but we knew right away it would be a favorite for years to come — photo by Laura Sponaugle Photography.

Best of 2015: Bouquets

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What would a Best Of list be without mentioning bouquets? No matter how many we see over the years, they’re all unique snowflakes full of their own distinct beauty, so you can imagine how difficult it was to compile this list of 2015’s Best Bouquets. In no particular order, here’s our mix of our favorite + the most popular bouquets:

pastel toned bouquet - photo by High Five For Love Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The light colors of the bouquet in this wedding photographed by High Five For Love Photography won us over.

bright bouquet with poppies - photo by Delbarr Moradi http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
We love the use of poppies in the bouquet from this vow renewal photographed by Delbarr Moradi with floral design by Amanda Luu Floral Design.

berry toned bouquet - photo by Britt Taylor Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
Berry tones were quite the eye-catcher in the bouquet from this shoot photographed by Britt Taylor Photography with styling and floral design by Thistle and Honey.

all white bouquet - photo by Kristina Curtis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The all-white blooms in the bouquet by Calie Rose from this shoot photographed by Kristina Curtis Photography provided a chic monochrome look!

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Olive Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The bouquet arranged by Coriander Girl in this wedding photographed by Olive Photography was beautifully accented with berries and fuchsia roses!

peach and purple bouquet - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
Purple and peach never looked so good together as they did in the bouquet arranged by Sophisticated Florals by Stephanie for this event photographed by Emily Millay Photography.

rose and anemone bouquet - photo by Ashley Caroline http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
This bridesmaid’s bouquet was simple perfection: photo by Ashley Caroline, floral design by Sprout.

rose and anemone bouquet - photo by Kate Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The bouquet from this shoot was a perfect winter arrangement with roses, protea and berries: photo by Kate Ann Photography, floral design by Nature of Design with Janet Flowers.

dahlia bouquet with burgundy - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The deep reds in the bouquet from this wedding photographed by With Love & Embers and arranged by Little Big Farm won us all over.

bridesmaid bouquet with fresh orange - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
We can’t get enough of seeing fruit in bouquets, so this one by Sand’s Old Hickory Florist and photographed by Teale Photography won us over pretty quickly!

Best of 2015: DIY Projects

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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.

Best of 2015: Wedding Receptions

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We’re continuing our recap of the Best of 2015 by touching on receptions today! This covers all sorts of reception decor, from table settings to centerpieces to wonderful venue spaces. We had some absolute creative stunners this year, so let’s jump right in:

wedding reception filled with flowers - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-reception
The flowers were exquisite in this wedding photographed by Love Katie + Sarah and styled by Dot Dot Dash.

macrame table runner - photo by Cluney Photo http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
Macrame was a great accent for the table in this shoot photographed by Cluney Photo and styled by Habitat Events

geometric centerpiece holder - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
Geometric details were always a winner, as seen in this wedding photographed by Laura Goldenberger and designed by next saturday affairs.

fall wedding place setting - photo by Austin Gros http://rufflebdlog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
This place setting was an ideal pick for fall in this wedding photographed by Austin Gros and designed by Big Events Wedding.

cheers wedding table - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
We couldn’t help but obsess over this cheerful reception table from this shoot photographed by Ben Q Photography.

eucalyptus table runner decor - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
We couldn’t get enough of eucalyptus table runners, and the one in this shoot photographed by Kai Heeringa Photography and designed by Ideal Events & Design was no exception.

glam elegant tablescape - photo by BoyfriendGirlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
The tablescapes in this wedding photographed by Boyfriend/Girlfriend and designed by Melissa Andre Events were over the top in the best way ever!

whimsical place setting with an air plant - photo by Sarah McKay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
We fell in love with the table setting from this shoot photographed by Sarah McKay Photography and designed by Belovely Floral + Event Design.

cool toned vineyard reception table - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
Everyone went wild for this garden reception table from this wedding photographed by Gideon Photography and designed by When Pigs Fly Events!

stargazer tablescape - photo by Amanda Lenhardt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
Globes made a big splash in this Big Fake Wedding feature photographed by Amanda Lenhardt Photography and designed by The Treasury Event Rental Studio.

Best of 2015: Wedding Receptions - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
The backyard reception setup in this wedding photographed by Majesta Patterson was an ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Brooklyn Winery reception - photo by Ashley Caroline http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-receptions
Light and airy were the key notes for the reception in this wedding photographed by Ashley Caroline.

Best of 2015: Wedding Ceremonies

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The calendar year is coming to a close, so it’s about time we start rolling out our curated selections of The Best of 2015! First on the list is the best of 2015’s wedding ceremonies, so we’ve compiled some of our favorite and most popular backdrops and ceremony details to share and for you to fall in love with all over again. In no particular order, here are the top picks!

floral ceremony arch - photo by Kelly Sweet Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
How could we not mention the amazing floral ceremony arch in this wedding photographed by Kelly Sweet Photography?

asymmetrical floral ceremony backdrop - photo by W&E Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
We love this asymmetrical floral display accented by vintage rugs from this wedding photographed by W&E Photographie.

astronomy inspired ceremony backdrop - photo by Dawn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
The graphic backdrop in
this shoot photographed by Dawn Photography and styled by Stepping Stones Wedding Rentals caught our eye for sure with its astrological influence.

tree slice and lantern ceremony backdrop - photo by Emily Wren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
The ceremony decor from this shoot photographed by Emily Wren Photography stopped everyone in their tracks this year!

romantic ceremony setup - photo by Kim James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
The romance factor was through the roof in the ceremony setup from this shoot photographed by Kim James Photography with styling by Vasia Photography and Artiese Studios.

Best of 2015: Wedding Ceremonies - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
The gold backdrop used in this wedding photographed by Kelly Maughan Photography was a showstopper we couldn’t resist!

romantic seaside wedding ceremony - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
This romantic setup with a stone fireplace and beautiful cascading floral display was perfect for this wedding photographed by Michelle Gardella Photography.

floral ceremony arch - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
Few could resist the beautiful floral ceremony arch in this wedding photographed by I Love Wednesdays and styled/designed by The Style Co.

vintage rentals as ceremony seating - photo by Colleen Stepanian Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
We couldn’t get enough of the vintage rentals used as ceremony seating in this shoot photographed by Colleen Stepanian Photography and styled/designed by Belovely.

metallic backdrop wall - photo by D'Arcy Benincosa http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
The incredible metallic backdrop wall from this wedding photographed by D’Arcy Benincosa Photography blows us away every time we see it.

bright dyed ceremony backdrop - photo by Maple and Elm Photography http://rufflebdlog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
We loved the bright burst of color in the backdrop used in this shoot photographed by Maple and Elm Photography and styled/designed by Organized Styles.

Best of 2015: Wedding Ceremonies - photo by Danfredo Photos and Film http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-wedding-ceremonies
It was difficult (if not impossible) to resist this simple but elegant textured backdrop from this shoot photographed by Danfredo Photos + Film and styled/designed by Kate Farley Design.

Best of 2014: Fashion

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Today we’re bringing you the best of 2014’s wedding fashion, from bridal gowns to grooms’ looks to bridesmaids dresses. The year was jam-packed with beautiful options and accessories, so get ready for some pretty!

patterned wedding dress - photo by Braun Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Braun Photography from this wedding

lasercut wedding dress - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Love Katie + Sarah from this wedding

lace cut wedding dress - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Austin Gros from this wedding

chic groom look - photo by Branco Prata http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Branco Prata from this shoot


Photo by Laura Murray Photography from this wedding

wedding makeup ideas - photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Amy Nicole Photography from this shoot

Jenny Packham wedding gown - photo by Alixann Loosle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Alixann Loosle Photography from this wedding

colorful bridesmaid ideas - photo by Bethany Carlson http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Bethany Carlson from this wedding

metallic wedding dress details - photo by Zaugh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Zaugh Photography from this wedding

pink dress details - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography from this wedding

bohemian bridesmaids - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Our Love is Loud from this wedding

coral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-fashion
Photo by Nadia Meli from this wedding

Best of 2014: Ceremonies

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We’ve seen some pretty incredible wedding ceremonies over the past year, so narrowing down this list was a pretty tall order. Nonetheless, we’ve assembled an amalgamation of our favorite + most popular picks, guaranteed to inspire in all their decor goodness!

glittery wedding ceremonies - photo by Sonya Khegay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Sonya Khegay Photography from this wedding

colorful backdrop ideas - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Ben Q Photography from this shoot

Cinco de Mayo wedding ceremony - photo by Anahi Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Anahi Weddings from this wedding

Best of 2014 Ceremonies - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Lauren Fair Photography from this wedding

Best of 2014 Ceremonies - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Our Love is Loud from this wedding

Best of 2014 Ceremonies - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Emily Wren from this wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Laura Murray Photography from this wedding

striped bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ashley Goodwin http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Ashley Goodwin from this wedding

rustic ceremony altar - photo by Amy & Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Amy & Jordan Photography from this shoot

babys breath wedding ideas - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Hot Metal Studio from this wedding

colorful ceremony altar - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Lara Hotz from this wedding

candle wedding ideas - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-ceremonies
Photo by Next to Me Studios from this wedding

Best of 2014: DIY

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DIY projects are like little candy treats to us – totally addictive, but even better because they’re carb-free. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite + most popular tutorials from the past year in case you missed them, and we hope they’ll inspire you as much as they do us! For more ideas, check out our Pinterest board.

DIY wisteria backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY wisteria backdrop by Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate

DIY friendship bracelet - photo by Cambria Grace http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY friendship bracelet by Lauren Wells Events

paper punch backdrop http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY paper punch backdrop by Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate

DIY gem escort cards - photo by Harwell Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY gem escort card holders by Lemiga Events

DIY pallet garden - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY pallet garden wall from Ivory + Beau

DIY watercolor napkins - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY watercolor napkins by Sarah Park Events

DIY yarn chandelier - photo by Emily Chidester Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY yarn chandelier by Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate

DIY fabric garland backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY fabric circle backdrop by Audrey King of French Knot Studios

fall leaf DIY backrop - photo by Tom and Keidi Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY leaf backdrop from Ruie + Grace

DIY screen backdrop - photo by Pill Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-diy
DIY screen painting backdrop by Belovely Floral and Event Design

Best of 2014: Wedding Cakes

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Any day we get to pore over delicious wedding cakes and desserts is an incredible day in our book. We’re sharing some of the prettiest delicacies we’ve seen over the past year, but you can check out even more by visiting our Pinterest board!

orange wedding cake - photo by Sweet Root Village http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Sweet Root Village from this shoot; cake by Sweet Fix

gold wedding cake - photo by Jenna Saint Martin Photo http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Jenna Saint Martin Photo from this shoot; cake by Rosycakes Specialty Cake Design

charcoal grey wedding cake - photo by This Modern Romance http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by This Modern Romance from this shoot; cake by Sweet & Saucy Shop

fall wedding cake - photo by Lara Kimmerer http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Lara Kimmerer from this wedding; cake by Irene’s Cakes by Design

nature inspired cake - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Mint Photography from this wedding; cake by Carol Bullion

gold pink wedding cake - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Kati Rosado Photography from this shoot; cake by Creative Cakes and Candies

cityscape wedding cake - photo by Vue Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-cakes
Photo by Vue Photography from this shoot; cake by Sugar & Slate

aqua wedding cakes - photo by Chloe Giancola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Chloe Giancola Photography from this event; cake by Classic City Confections

winter wedding cake - photo by Crystal Stokes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Crystal Stokes Photography from this shoot; cake by Sky’s The Limit! Custom Cakes & More

rustic wedding cake - photo by Arina B Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Arina B Photography from this shoot

geometric wedding cake - photo by Blush Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-wedding-cakes
Photo by Blush Wedding Photography from this shoot; cake by Kien & Sweet

gold accent wedding cakes - photo by Hannah Elaine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-cakes
Photo by Hannah Elaine Photography from this event; cake by Frosted Affair

Best of 2014: Bouquets

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Bouquets are perhaps the most iconic aspect of a wedding day, and this past year we’ve seen some absolute show-stoppers. This list was nearly impossible to pare down; we had so many great contenders this year! In no particular order, here are some of our personal favorites and some of the big hitters on Pinterest:

pom pom wedding bouquet - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Lara Hotz from this wedding; flowers by The Sisters

fuchsia wedding bouquet - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Kate Robinson Photography from this wedding; flowers by Cecilia Fox

organic wedding bouquet - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by The Melideos from this wedding; flowers by Siren Floral Co.

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Rachel May Photography from this shoot; flowers by Whimsical Floral Design

dark pink wedding bouquet - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Amy Arrington from this wedding; flowers by The Perfect Poppy

bright fall bouquet - photo by Haley George Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Olivia Smartt from this wedding inspiration; flowers by Amanda Luu Floral Design

wine colored bouquet - photo by Clean Plate Pictures http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Clean Plate Pictures from this wedding; flowers by Sprout Home

bouquets with succulents and eucalyptus - photo by 3Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by 3Photography from this wedding; flowers by Blush and Bloom

textural wedding bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Lauren Fair Photography from this wedding; flowers by Foster’s Flower Shop

peony wedding bouquet - photo by Anahi Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Greer Gattuso from this feature; flowers by Kim Starr Wise Floral Events

winter wedding bouquet - photo by Trentième Étage http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Trentième Étage from this shoot; flowers by Osmose Création

protea wedding bouquet - photo by Feather and Stone http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Austin Gros from this wedding; flowers by Passion Roots

Best of 2014: Receptions

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From centerpieces to backdrops to sweetheart tables, wedding receptions are the crown jewels of wedding decor, and today we’re sharing some of our past favorites and most popular pins from the past year. We’ve got oodles of brilliant ideas to inspire and delight, so let’s take a peek at some of our favorites!

geometric backdrop ideas - photo by Alexandra Whitney http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Alexandra Whitney from this shoot

bohemian wedding table - photo by Danielle Poff Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Danielle Poff Photography from this shoot

simple wedding receptions - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Next to Me Studios from this wedding

Best of 2014 Reception - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Tamiz Photography from this wedding

copper and green tablescape - photo by Ashleigh Jayne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Ashleigh Jayne Photography from this shoot

grey table runners - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Emily Wren from this wedding

whimsical wonderland tablescape - photo by Matt and Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Matt and Ashley Photography from this shoot

rustic glam receptions - photo by Pepper Nix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Pepper Nix Photography from this wedding

greenery filled reception - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Lauren Fair Photography from this wedding

framed seating chart - photo by Josh Gruetzmacher Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher Photography from this wedding

hanging bulb decor - photo by Papered Heart Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Papered Heart Photography from this wedding

paper lantern wedding ideas - photo by Steve Cowell Photo http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-receptions
Photo by Steve Cowell Photo from this wedding

Best of 2013: Fashion

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You know we couldn’t possibly do a 2013 round-up without hitting on a perpetual favorite, wedding fashion! This year saw a rise in patterned wedding gowns, eclectic bridesmaid dress choices, and even some groomsmen showing some personality through their attire picks. Without further ado, here are the big hitters for our favorite and most popular 2013 fashion picks:

Greenpoint Loft wedding
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Photo by Amber Gress, Dress: Vintage found via Hollywood Style Vintage

North Carolina boho wedding
purple floral wedding dress via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Sassyfras Studios, Wedding Dress by Badgley Mischka

New Jersey wedding
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Photo by W Scott Chester, Dress by Monique Lhuillier 2013 Resort Collection

Paso Robles wedding
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Photo by Stacey Ramsey, Dress by Priscilla of Boston

Carondelet House wedding

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Photo by Floataway Studios, Men’s Attire: Groomsmen’s Own

Glam garden wedding

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Photo by Amanda K Photography, Wedding Dress by Monique Lhuillier, Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Bride’s sister

Modern Pretoria wedding
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Photo by picture me&u, Dress via Joss Bridal Wear

San Juan Capistrano wedding
bridesmaids in leggings via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Whitney Darling, Wedding Dress by Sue Wong, Bridesmaids’ Dresses from various places

New Hampshire wedding
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Photo by Dreamlove Photography, Wedding Dress by Lindee Daniel

Chic ballroom wedding
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Photo by Ryan Price, Wedding Dress by Leanne Marshall, Bridesmaids’ Dresses from various places

Woodsy Colorado wedding
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Photo by We Are the Parsons, Dress by Janay Andrews

View our favorite frocks from 2011 and 2012 and follow our Wedding Fashion board on Pinterest for more!

Best of 2013: Bouquets

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What yearly wedding wrap-up would be complete without one of our very favorite wedding details, the bouquet? We’ve had some true stunners this year – in fact, it was so difficult to narrow it down to 10 that we had to include one extra! And of course you can follow us our board on Pinterest for so much more. Let’s take a peek at some of our favorite floral designs and most popular bouquets this year:

Purple handmade California wedding
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Photo by Ally Michele Photography, Floral Design by Kim Sanders of Art With Nature Design

Aqua and Pink Carlsbad wedding

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Photo by Color Me Rad, Floral Design by lace and likes

Elegant Nashville wedding
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Photo by Tec Petaja, Floral Design by Cedarwood Weddings

Colorado Springs wedding
eucalyptus wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Cassidy Brooke, Floral Design: DIY

Feathers and wood wedding inspiration from The Willinghams
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Photo by The Willinghams, Floral Design by Bare Root Flora

Romantic Pescadero wedding
coral toned bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Delbarr Moradi, Floral Design by Shotgun Floral Studio

Colorful Franciscan Gardens wedding
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Photo by Candice Benjamin, Floral Design by Pixies Petals

Wildflower inspired wedding ideas
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Photo by Todd White Photography, Floral Design by Sweet Sunday Events

Frank Lloyd Wright wedding inspiration
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Photo by Chelsea LaVere of Bit of Ivory Photography, Floral Design by Isha Foss Events

Bristol coastal wedding
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Photo by Summer Street Photography, Floral Design by Broadway Florist

Nautical Connecticut wedding
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Photo by Christina Szczupak, Floral Design by Carrie Wilcox

View our favorite bouquets of 2011 and 2012 for more floral ideas and follow our Flower Board on Pinterest for more!

Best of 2013: Ceremony

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

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Photos by made u look photography, Styling by lace and likes

Buckland House wedding
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Photos by Lisa Devine Photography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fort Lauderdale beach wedding
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Photos by Elaine Palladino Photography

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

Best of 2013: DIY

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With so many DIYs shared this year, listing just ten quickly became a tough post to edit down. From backdrops to gift ideas, below are some of our favorite projects that we loved sharing this year:

DIY Paper Flower Arch

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Event Design by Sweet Sunday Events, photo by EE Photography

DIY Doily Backdrop

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Photo by Studio Finch, Floral Design by Ipomea Floral

DIY Sequin Placemats
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Event Design by Alisa Lewis Event Design and photo by Samantha Cabrera

Geometric Table Runner

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Event Design by Sarah Park, photo by Lauren Fair Photography

Aisle File Gift Kit
Best of 2013: DIY via ruffledblog.com
By Anniemade

DIY Feather Wings
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Photo by Natalie Spencer and design by Darling & Daisy

DIY Handwritten Plates
diy handwritten plates via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Megan Hayes, design by Tasteful Tatters

DIY Word Search Tea Towel

Best of 2013: DIY via ruffledblog.com
By Anniemade

DIY Slate Menu
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By ruffledblog.com

View our favorite projects from 2011 and 2012 and follow our DIY board on Pinterest for more!

Best of 2013: Reception

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We can hardly believe it, but 2013 is already coming to a close. It seems like yesterday we were just rounding up our favorites from 2012! We want to personally thank you all for being a part of the Ruffled community – you all are the force that keeps this train going, and you’re the reason why we start each work day with a smile on our faces. We’re starting off our ‘Best of 2013’ with a focus on receptions and tablescapes, so let’s take a peek at a mix of some of our biggest hits and our own personal favorites – so much more to see in our Pinterest boards, too:

Colorful Sonoma Valley wedding
vintage china tablescape via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Caroline Ghetes, Styling by Events of Distinction

California antique shop wedding

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Photos by Kate Harrison, Styling by Downey Street Events

Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding
moon photobooth backdrop via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Kelly Kollar Photography, Coordinated by Paisley Events

Lakeside Wisconsin wedding

orange pink wedding reception via ruffledblog.com
Photos by m three studio, Styling by Viva la Cottage

Melbourne rustic wedding
rustic banquet tables via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Louisa Bailey, Styling by The Style Co.

Chattanooga vineyard wedding
hanging bicycle decorations via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Ali Harper, Styling by Veo Weddings & Events

Late summer citrus inspiration
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Photos by Sweet Monday Photography

Philadelphia industrial wedding at Urban Outfitters Headquarters
industrial reception ideas via ruffledblog.com
Photos by Love Me Do Photography, Styling by Table Art

Hickory Street Annex wedding
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Photos by Nine Photography, Styling by After Yes Weddings

Moroccan inspired Palm Springs wedding
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Photos by
Hazelwood Photography

Take a look at our ‘Best of Reception’ 2011 and 2012!

Best of 2012: Bouquets

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We’ve covered some of our best hits from ceremonies, receptions and DIY tutorials, but what’s a Best Of Weddings list without looking at some incredible bouquet arrangements? 2012 was especially full of endless floral beauty, so we’ve compiled some our top 10 favorites here, in no particular order:

This succulent bouquet from Green Leaf Designs and photographed by Hello Studios added some bright floral goodness to our days:
succulent wedding bouquets

This bouquet from bows and arrows and photographed by n. barrett was a clear winner with its bright hues and Mexican inspiration:
mexican inspired florals

The peonies and succulents in this bouquet from Brocade Nashville, shot by Jessie Holloway, make it a surefire winner:
vintage wedding bouquets

This eclectic mix of blooms arranged by Enchanted Garden Floral Design and photographed by Fondly Forever Photography worked perfectly for a Mediterranean inspired shoot:
mediterranean inspired bouquets

For a perfect touch of rustic detail, add some baby’s breath bouquets to your bridal party’s getup like in this Michigan wedding from Just Alex Photography:
babys breath bouquets

The pastel dahlia bouquet by Sweet Pea Flower Company in this San Diego wedding from Sweet Little Photographs adds the perfect feminine touch:
soft dahlia bouquets

This bouquet by Sarah Schaafsma sprinkled with red and pink accents was the perfect addition to this vintage wedding from Josh Gruetzmacher:
vintage pink bouquets

If bright colors are your style, you didn’t need to look any further than this technicolor bouquet from Just Fresh Concepts and shot by Denise Lin:
bright wedding bouquets

We loved the mix of autumn colors in this bouquet from Hothouse Design Studio and Jamie Clayton:
orange pink bouquets

Anemones are always a crowd-pleaser, and this bouquet from Stems of Dallas and Half Orange Photography was no exception:
anemone wedding bouquets

Best of 2012: DIYs

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We can’t take a look back at 2012 without mentioning our favorite DIY tutorials and crafted goodness! From wedding favors to paper flowers to backdrop installations, these projects are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing and creating some serious beauty:

This tutorial (which followed an equally amazing styled shoot) from Sweet Sunday Events put some pixelated goodness into the backdrop arena:
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We loved these paper flowers so much, we used them as our business cards at the Cream Event NYC:
paper flower anemones

This DIY moss table number tutorial from Hank and Hunt adds some green intrigue to your reception table:
moss table numbers

One of our very favorite tutorials is this one from HEY LOOK for geometric favor boxes, perfect for bright pick-me-ups!
geometric favor boxes

These dip-dyed ribbons from HEY LOOK stole our hearts completely:
dip dyed pink ribbons

The photo table runner in this shoot from Krista Mason and Chic Celebrations continues to be a huge hit to this day:
film photo table runner

These baby’s breath and greenery monogram signs from HEY LOOK are the perfect statement pieces for your reception!
monogram babys breath

These cement pots with gold leaf detailing proved to be quite the hit:
gold leaf cement pots

This DIY photo canvas art from photographer Rachael Grace was a big pleaser for wedding favors and mementos:
diy photo canvas art

We were thrilled to have Emerson Events share with us how to make the tissue paper garland from her neon wedding inspiration shoot!
neon tassel garlands

Best of 2012: Reception

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As the year comes to a close in the next few days, we wanted to kick off this back-to-work week with some of our favorite receptions of 2012 — a mix of our personal faves and popular features that made this year beam with creativity. In no particular order, here are 10 wedding receptions and tablescapes of 2012:

This hippie inspired table designed by Enjoy Events Co. and captured by Tinywater Photography is such a keeper, you must view every single detail and you will understand why.
turquoise wedding place setting

All the way from New Zealand, this wedding by Vela Images is a stunner. The long tables really set the mood for a chic intimate dinner.
suspended wedding centerpiece

The image below alone doesn’t even scratch the surface of how beyond amazing this wedding really is. Captured by n.barrett photography and designed by Bows and Arrows, this Dallas wedding is for sure to pin your little heart out.

Texas romantic wedding

This Long Island wedding shot by Matt Miller of Our Labor of Love is summer nuptials perfection: pops of cheery hues under a tent by the shore.

pink and green lanterns

Just the right amount of whimsy in this Texan wedding captured by Sara & Rocky.

wedding cake table sign

Darling from end to end, this ombre wedding designed by Sweet Sunday Events and captured by Al Gawlik is still making the rounds on Pinterest:

paper flower backdrop

So much to love about this Santa Barbara wedding shot by Jen Rodriguez and designed by Adored Wedding Design:
barrel drink table

On Cloud 9 wedding inspiration created by Couture Events by Lottie and captured by nbarrett photography:

The couple from this wedding shot by The Life You Love went for an Heirloom and Lace inspiration, mixing what was meaningful to them with what they loved, vintage finds.

industrial vintage wedding

This carnival inspired wedding by event designer Very Merry Events and shot by Alfred & Emma Photography is a beaut!

carnival wedding ideas

That’s a Wrap!

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The year is officially coming to a close, and we’re becoming a bit wistful over all of the amazing weddings we’ve featured this year! We hope you’ve enjoyed our round-ups of our favorite moments from this year as much as we have, but we’re not quite done yet — we thought we’d compile the most popular songs from the weddings we’ve featured in 2011. Some are everlasting favorites, while others are definitely newcomers to the scene. What songs did you play or will play at your wedding? We’d love to know!

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“That’s How Strong My Love Is” Otis Redding, view weddings.
“Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, song chosen by these couples.
“Dressed Up In Love,” Jennifer Hudson, first dance of Megan and Mike.
“You Are the Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne, chosen by these couples at their gorgeous weddings.
“The Good Life,” Kanye West, recessional song of Alana and Richard.
“My Girl,” The Temptations, played at these weddings.
“Love and Some Verses,” Iron and Wine, first song of Lindsay and Jason and played at these weddings
“Sea of Love,” Cat Power, played at this wedding.
“Crazy Love” by Van Morrison. View all weddings from couples who chose Van Morrison’s tunes.
“First Day of my Life” Bright Eyes. See all the weddings who played this song by clicking HERE.

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Speaking of our Best Ofs, here’s a recap of our highlighted weddings of the year and features of the week:

2011 Fashion
2011 Ceremonies
2011 Reception Details
2011 Bouquets
2011 DIY Projects
Festive Michigan Metropark Wedding
New bridesmaid dresses by Whitney Deal
Manhattan Winery Wedding
NYE party with 4 easy DIY projects

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