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Sweet Summer Florals by Janie Medley

Flower Guide

We always get a little giddy when Janie from JM Flora has a new flower arrangement to share with us. Today we’re all about summer florals, with 3 different style bouquets to choose from, all captured by Marta Locklear Photo. Take a look at our Flower Guide for more!




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Yellow bouquet:
Orange and Yellow Ranunculus
Yellow Parrot Tulips
Queen Anne’s Lace
Bupleurum
Berzelia Berries
Billy Balls


Summer Florals
Summer Florals

Burgundy bouquet:
Burgundy Ranunculus
Lilac Sweet Pea
White Veronica
Black Parrot Tulips
Waxflower

White bouquet:

Red and White Ranunculus
Red/White Parrot Tulips
Waxflower
Brunia


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How adorable are the floral crown and little flower ring below? Can you believe that the ring is made out of ranunculus, berzelia berries and a “leaf”. So simple, so sweet. I love it.


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Floral Designer: Janie Medley / Photographer: Marta Locklear Photo / Model: Marta Lockear’s daughter

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

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

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

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

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San Juan Capistrano Wedding

Garden Weddings

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We got another gorgeous Cali wedding to share today! Our favorite part of this wedding has to be how obviously personal it was for the bride and groom. From naming each table after a Beatles song to having the groom, James, hand design the invitations and paper goods, each detail was totally about them and their love for each other — just the way it should always be. With amazing pre-wedding shots at the stunning San Juan Capistrano Mission and more from Katelin Wallace Photography, you might fall for this wedding as much as we have!


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From the bride, Michelle: From the moment we got engaged, James and I began dreaming up tons of ideas to incorporate into our wedding day. We knew from the start that we wanted to do as much of the design and decor elements ourselves with the help of our friends and family. Coming from creative backgrounds (I work in product development for a major cosmetics company and James has a design business) it only made sense that we’d work together to make all of our ideas come to life. With the help of my interior designer Mother and furniture designer Father, we collaborated and began planning a day filled with endless DIY projects that reflected our personalities, cultures and styles.


san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

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san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

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san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

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san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

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san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

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san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

We were certain that we wanted to incorporate a favorite color combination (yellow and grey), our love of the Beatles and all things vintage and my Spanish and Portuguese heritage. Though it was a lot of work, each detail was extra special as there was so much thought and effort put into it. Each project was important to us as it reflected who we are, what we love and our families. Many months of planning, researching and crafting lead to our perfect wedding day. Walking into our wedding we were filled with so much love and joy not only to finally be marrying each other, but to be solidifying our union in a space that was so very us. Our friends and family raved about all the details everywhere they glanced and it made our hearts want to burst knowing that we created our dream wedding together.


san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

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san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography

san juan capistrano california yellow and gray wedding from katelin wallace photography


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Wedding Vendors (San Juan Capistrano, CA):

Reception Venue and Caterer: El Adobe de Capistrano / Wedding Photographer: Katelin Wallace Photography / Wedding Dress: Galina Signature / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair Accessory: Bride’s Mother / Makeup: Jennifer Pieracci and Mark Anastasios / Hair: Victoria Salon and Spa / Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Event Planner: Just Lovely Events / Wedding Flowers: Art With Nature Design / Wedding Cake: Amazing Cakes / Pastry Desserts: Portugal Imports / DJ: Todd Allan of Essential Mobile Music / Wedding Invitations: Done by groom, James Fry / Officiant: Rev. Brent Edwards

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Event Studio

Event Studio is a wedding floral design and decorating firm that offers beautiful and unique designs for your special day! We are over-the-moon excited to play with lush gorgeous flowers everyday, treating each wedding as the only one. We join each couple in their excitement and work to make your day the most beautiful day of your life!

We offer a full inventory that we include in your design agreement. In addition, we offer custom made signs and unique decorator items!

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Historic Ballroom Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Emily Steffen

We have to say that bride Brooke stumbled upon one of the most gorgeous venues for an indoor wedding! Pops of yellow here and there brighten up the expansive ballroom in these photos from the wonderful Emily Steffen. Read on to hear Brooke tell us how adorable her “first look” with Jay was!

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From the bride, Brooke: Jay and I are college sweethearts. We met in Milwaukee during our third year of college. Shortly after graduation we moved to Arizona and we have lived here for the past three years. After we got engaged we began planning our Midwest wedding! Minneapolis made the most sense because home is where the family is.

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historic indoor ballroom wedding

When I drove into the parking lot of Nicollet Island Pavilion I knew it was the place. I got tears in my eyes and could NOT wait to have my wedding there. The pavilion is surrounded by trees and water so we chose October for the beautiful fall leaves. I wanted our wedding to be clean and simple with some modern and rustic elements. Nicollet Island Pavilion was the perfect place!

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historic indoor ballroom wedding

After trying on many dresses I found the one at Priscilla of Boston. Months after my purchase, I felt that I needed to do something to make the dress my own, I added a crystal belt and a cage veil from Etsy. It was perfect.

I always wanted black for my bridesmaid dresses. I loved the bows on the back of these dresses–it added a bit of spunk to a timeless piece. Our attire was black and white but I needed something to spice it up, so I added the color through our flowers. This is where the billy balls came in! It was really important to make our wedding day our own. I wasn’t able to travel with many DIY projects so I ordered many pieces off of etsy — the crystal belt, card box, veil, and ‘here comes the bride’ sign.

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My favorite part of the entire day was seeing Jay for the first time. I loved walking up to him with his back turned. Afterwards he told me that he could hear the swooshing of my dress as I got closer and closer to him. I waited until I got a couple feet from him and I said his name. He turned around and looked at me with such emotion and happiness that I knew this is the reason why I am marrying this man today. This really set the tone for the rest of the day. Nothing mattered except our marriage! To me it was perfect.

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Wedding vendors (Minneapolis, MN):

Ceremony venue: Christ Church Lutheran / Reception venue: Nicolett Island Pavilion / Photographer: Emily Steffen / Wedding dress: Priscilla of Boston / Hair and makeup: Erin Dennison / Bridesmaids dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Flower girl’s dress: J. Crew / Flowers: Forever in Bloom / Cake: A Piece of Cake / DJ: Instant Request

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Washington Lodge Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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This next wedding’s scenic views have me positively swooning! Robb and Kendra married in the mountains of eastern Washington, and decorated their day with plenty of billy balls and rustic touches. As always, Brent van Auken did an amazing job capturing the day! Don’t miss any of the images in the photo gallery.

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From the bride, Kendra: I love to mix and match. We were going for a fancy yet rustic feel — simple, vintage, and scenic best describe our wedding idea.

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washington lodge wedding by brent van auken

My husband and I share a common love of Winthrop… It is a beautiful and quirky little eastern Washington town. The lodge has the most majestic view. I personally think the entire place is pretty stylishly rustic.

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washington lodge wedding by brent van auken

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washington lodge wedding by brent van auken

Any advice for future brides? Put effort into a few key lovely details. For me, the less clutter the better!

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washington lodge wedding by brent van auken

Brent van Auken did an amazing job capturing the day! Don’t miss any of the images in the View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding music:
Bridal party processional: “Beautiful Day,” U2
Bride’s processional: “Canon in D,” Pachelbel
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
First dance: “She’s Everything,” Brad Paisley

Wedding Vendors (Winthrop, WA):

Ceremony and reception location: Sun Mountain Lodge / Photographer: Brent van Auken / Wedding planner: Mary Campbell of Sun Mountain Lodge / Wedding dress: Mikaella / Bride’s necklace: Anthropologie / Bride’s shoes: Dolce Vita / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Anthropologie / Groom and groomsmen’s clothing: Land’s End / Groom’s shoes: Cole Hahn / Grooms and groomsmen’s ties: The Belle and the Beau / DJ: DJ Noah / Desserts: Mazama Country Store / Wedding invitations: la Happy

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Pastel Nashville Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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There is no doubt that farm weddings have marked our summer with their charm. This one shot by Austin Gros at Historic Cedarwood is no exception. Full of sweet details from beginning to end, Paige and Ben’s wedding will leave you suspiring for a late summer southern soiree…Oodles more in the gallery.

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pastel Nashville farm wedding

pastel Nashville farm wedding


pastel Nashville farm wedding


pastel Nashville farm wedding

pastel Nashville farm wedding

pastel Nashville farm wedding


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Wedding Venue + Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Venue, Flowers, Decor: Historic Cedarwood / Photographer: Austin Gros / Videographer: Ryan Bernal Films / Hair and Makeup: Salon P’Nash / Dress: Pronovias / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor / Bride’s Hair Accessory: Oh My Deer / Groom’s Attire: Express / Catering: A Dream Come True / Cake: Patty Cakes / DJ: Hartley Entertainment / Transportation: Signature Limousine

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

Visit https://www.basicinvite.com to find over 200 fully customizable wedding invitation sets. At Basic Invite each and every invite has almost unlimited color options letting you create an invitation as unique are you are.

Pick your colors, and your text, and even upload your photo for an instant online preview of your invitation.

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Backyard Chic Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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This backyard wedding shot by the ladies of Vitalic Photo is all about rustic chic. Love all the texture – from the gorgeous lace wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier to the burlap runners, this wedding was handcrafted to the littlest details by the bride herself. View all images from this wedding in the gallery!







Vitalic Photo is all about rustic chic. Love all the texture – from the gorgeous lace wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier to the burlap runners, this wedding was handcrafted to the littlest details by the bride herself. View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Chrissy: Tanya + Tommy were married on a small lake in the backyard of a close family friend. Their tent reception was decorated with shades of white flowers in mismatched vases, so quaint and utterly adorable. Their s’mores station close to the firepit surrounded by hay bale benches and it was a huge hit. The clear tent allowed the couple and their guests to stargaze from the dance floor.

Also, check out their video here!

Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Private Residence / Photographer: Vitalic Photo / Cinematographer: Vitalic Photo / Event Decor: Bride & her family / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Cindy & Glenn Cakes (cindy.glenn@gmail.com) / Florist: Monti’s Flower Market Inc. / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Stationery: Peach Leaf Paperie

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Spreading Lovely

Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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Currently loving: Yellow Pom Flowers

Design Inspiration

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Billy balls, that is. It took me forever to find out these name of these adorable little flowers, but I can’t remember the last time I was so obsessed over a certain type of flower since succulents (who am I kidding, I still am). Now onto some serious eye candy overload!

Yellow Pom Wedding
Billy balls in a vintage bottle shot by Meredith Perdue
Summer Yellow Wedding
Yellow pom bout and bouquet shot by Jill Thomas
Yellow Pom Flowers Bouquet
This mod yellow centerpiece was created by Kelly Oshiro from Santa Barbara Wedding Chic and photographed by Halberg Photographers
Yellow Button Pom Boutonniere Bouquet
Red bouquet and pom boutonniere shot by You Look Nice Today Photography
Billy Ball Wedding Centerpiece ideas
Billy Ball centerpieces shot by James Carson
Yellow Pom Flowers Bouquet
Yellow boutonniere shot by Leo Patrone
Yellow Pom Flower Bridesmaid Bouquets
Bridesmaid bouquets shot by Stephanie Williams
Yellow Pom Flowers Bouquet
Shot by You Look Nice Today Photography. Paul and Terra’s wedding was also featured on the blog a few months ago (click here for more)

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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