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Spring Floral Inspiration

Wedding Design

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Jordan Weiland

Bella Calla and Jordan Weiland Photography recently collaborated on a styled shoot to highlight some less-expected variations of spring bouquets and floral arrangements. Included in the list is a variety of blooms inspired by Pantone’s color of 2014, Radiant Orchid – and the beauty just keeps going from there!

From the florist, Lilli of Bella Calla: Bella Calla has created 3 look options for spring brides. We wanted to inspire spring brides to think outside the traditional box of white wedding flowers or pink mounds of hydrangea. The three looks we’ve come up with are inspired by very different ideas. The first, Pink Kumquat, is inspired by those first spring bulbs popping up through the ground. The second is inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid, is rich with varied shades of purples, minty silvery greens, full of texture, and very lush. The third, Lemons and Lace, is inspired by spring sunshine hitting wedding dresses in a window.

pink orange bouquet - photo by Jordan Weiland

succulent boutonniere - photo by Jordan Weiland

Pink Kumquat: This moment was inspired by those first spring flowers that pop their faces up in the garden. Ranunculus is the star here, supported by hyacinth, French heather, pincushions, poppies, anemones and paperwhites. The centerpiece is a growing wonderland of spring flowers in a ceramic container. The bouquet is a sweet mix of pinks, tart oranges, rich creams and pops of coral. Tiny yellow accents in the form of feverfew brighten the mix. The wrapping is raw silk in an antique gold. The boutonnieres are different, showing more than one option for brides who like to mix it up. The first, a succulent mixed with blushing bride protea and dusty miller, allows the guy to stay masculine while wearing the bout. The second, a soft, delicate ranunculus, matches the soft bouquet perfectly. The head piece, by Kitty Mae, matches the bouquet as well, mirroring the one perfect anemone.

pink spring flowers - photo by Jordan Weiland

Easter wedding centerpiece - photo by Jordan Weiland

pink orange flowers - photo by Jordan Weiland

Wild Orchid: The colors are a variety of purples from lavender to lilac, royal to eggplant. With the ombre of shades and the rich texture of greens, the designs look elegant, playful, and spring-inspired all at once. The glassware that accompanies the floral is a silver mercury glass, which adds a slightly vintage, but elegant touch to the tablescape. The bouquet, filled with orchids, tulips, green trick, seeded eucalyptus, and stock, has fun, organic texture and is wrapped in a soft pewter silk ribbon. The boutonniere is a bit of purple sea-holly, with seeded eucalyptus. It is masculine and playful. The centerpiece is a lushly overflowing mercury glass bowl. It’s filled with rich purples, soft lavenders, and silvery greens. The accompanying headband, by Kitty Mae Millinery, a handmade birdcage metal headpiece, has soft lavender silk flowers, ostrich feathers, and is made from silver wire.

spring floral inspiration - photo by Jordan Weiland
spring floral inspiration - photo by Jordan Weiland

radiant orchid bouquet - photo by Jordan Weiland
radiant orchid flowers - photo by Jordan Weiland

lavender boutonniere - photo by Jordan Weiland

radiant orchid flowers - photo by Jordan Weiland

orchid floral design - photo by Jordan Weiland

Lemons and Lace: Vintage milk glass pieces with sunny yellow daisies, asters, and lovely poppies are the focus of this look. The tablescape is a cluster of truly vintage milk glass, pretty ceramic birds, a vintage piece of lace from an old wedding dress, and gold accents. The floral includes poppies, billy balls, feverfew, roses, asters, daisies, and some lovely ornamental white and green kale. The kale and poppies add a touch of blush color to the whites, and the gerbera daisies add a happy lemony yellow to the rest of the buttercream palate. The spunky boutonniere has a creamy yellow matsumoto aster and some craspedia. The bouquet is kale, daisies, asters, and feverfew wrapped in gingham and pearls.

spring floral inspiration - photo by Jordan Weiland

yellow floral arrangements - photo by Jordan Weiland

yellow white flowers - photo by Jordan Weiland

yellow wedding flowers - photo by Jordan Weiland

yellow white flowers - photo by Jordan Weiland

yellow wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Weiland

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Denver, CO / Photographer: Jordan Weiland Photography / Florist: Bella Calla / Headpieces: Kitty Mae Millinery & Accessories

Weekly Wrap Up + Washington D.C. Local Guide!

Local Guide, Weekly Wrap Ups

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It’s Friday, and we couldn’t be any happier over here at Ruffled headquarters! We’re celebrating the weekend with a little spotlight on our Blue Label vendors from Washington, DC — and how better to celebrate than to share some images from the wonderful Adam Barnes Photography? All wedding professionals mentioned here love to travel, so keep an eye out!

Bliss Weddings & Events
With Lov3 by Emme Wynn

Above images by Adam Barnes; see his features on Ruffled here

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers Ltd.
Lillyput Lane Designs
Julie Renee Photography

If you are a vendor and would like to be considered in our vendor guide, please click HERE to apply. If you would like to recommend additional local resources to this list, please email us. We’d love to hear from you!

Love vs Design just launched a new collection save-the-dates, this time you can upload your own photos! Love the ones above in collaboration with Max Wanger. Check out the rest over here.

In case you missed any features from this week…

Handmade Michigan wedding
Sweet vow renewal at dusk
Sapphire engagement rings from EraGem
DIY teacup planter favors
Cherry Valley peach wedding
Rock N Roll Smog Shoppe wedding
Beauty and the Beast wedding inspiration
Rock Quarry wedding inspiration shoot
Cairnwood Estate wedding
Whimsical Marvimon House wedding

This week, in Recycle Your Wedding

Five round ivory tablecloths
Here Comes the Bride” sign
20 lace doilies
Set of 300 vintage plates
Large gold picture frame
Wooden “Lawn Games” sign
Birdcage bridal veil
71 handmade lace chair covers

DIY Burlap Bag Ring Pillow

DIY Projects

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We’re wild about this DIY tutorial made as a collaboration between Blue Label vendor and etsy vendor Emily Zych of whichgoose — it’s a burlap ring pillow that’s both supremely easy to make AND super cute! Better yet, if you’re short on time or even burnt out on DIY projects, you can buy one of Emily’s ring pillows right here.

burlap bag ring pillow

For this project you will need:
-piece of burlap fabric or small burlap bag
-length of jute twine
-large plastic needle (big enough to string the twine)
-needle and thread

1. Cut one large piece of burlap material about 9 x 13″ or a small burlap bag

2. Fold each edge over about 1/2″ and press with a iron (you can also pin into place if an iron is not handy)

DIY burlap ring pillow

3. Fold the entire piece in half long ways.

4. Sew along two of the open sides. Make sure to leave one side open.

5. Stuff your pillow with any sort of polyfill filling and sew remaining side closed.

6. String a piece of jute twine on a large needle.

DIY burlap ring pillow

7. Poke needle through middle of pillow, and back up again about 1″ apart.

8. Tie two ends together in a knot.

9. Finish up with a bow!

burlap bag ring pillow

Local Wedding Guide: Ontario, Canada

Local Guide

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Kicking off our very first international Local Wedding Guide is Ontario, Canada — highlighting wedding pros in the area not just for local brides, but to anyone who fancies hiring talented folks. After all, they love to travel! We’re selecting various locations to highlight the numerous resources available from our vendor guide members and their favorite pros they love to work with. To recap, we have showcased 7 locations to date: North Carolina, Texas, Massachusetts, Florida, the Pacific Northwest, Indiana + Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Want your area to be featured next? Let us know in the comments and we will make it happen!


Sandy Tam:
Ontario canadian local wedding resources
sandy tam toronto ontario canada wedding photographer

Tell us a little bit about you and what you do.
Sandy Tam: My previous life was an auditor at one of the big four accounting firms here in Toronto. When I made the transition to become a full-time photographer, everyone around me told me I was giving up an amazing career and that I was crazy. I told them I was not doing it for the money. I was doing it because I wanted to be happy. I cannot describe how grateful I am for everything I have today. My couples treat me as their friend. I am able to photograph in the most beautiful locations and be blessed with couples who have such amazing personalities. Many fellow photographers I have met along the way have become my greatest support to pull me through stressful times (and yes, there are panic-attack moments). I cannot say I am better than other photographers out there but I can pretty darn well say that my couples wouldn’t become my friends if they didn’t like what I did for them. That, I believe, is the best feedback I could ever ask for.

What is your favorite tip for couples for being photographed on their wedding day?
Sandy Tam: My #1 Tip To Brides: Focus on your husband. This proved to be very helpful when I got married last year and it was my turn to be on the other side of the camera. I am usually very camera aware and camera shy. What helped me most was to focus on having a great time with my husband. Looking at him, chatting with him and just recalling what a great day it was. By doing all this, it distracted me from where the photographers were standing. When I am shooting my couples, I generate topics for them to talk about as a way to have them focus on each other rather than me.

bride getting ready
groomsmen in field

Any favorite photo spots for engagement sessions or must see sightings?
Sandy Tam: I don’t have any one particular spot. I do find that some of the events and festivals we have in Toronto are quite interesting and make a very good backdrop for engagement photos. I often time my engagement sessions so that we can hit up one of the events or festivals. Nuit Blanche is one of them where we had spectacular lighting and was one of my favourite engagement shoots from last year. Doors Open Toronto is another good one. At the end of the day though, the advice I always give to my couples when choosing a location is to pick something that reflects who they are and what they like because if they are not comfortable in an environment, then they won’t look natural in the photos.

bride groom recessional
wedding day beauty

Above images from John Schnack Photography

Windermere House, Muskoka ON
Bellamere Winery, London ON
The Rosewater Room, Toronto ON
Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto ON
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON
Miller Lash House, Toronto ON
Idlewyld Inn, London ON
Ancaster Mill, Ancaster ON
The Berkeley Church, Toronto ON
Strathmere, North Gower ON
At the School House, Ottawa ON

bride groom cake toppers

Above images from Scarlet O’Neill Photography

HRM Photography (view portfolio), Ontario + will travel worldwide
Scarlet O’Neill Photography (view portfolio), Toronto ON + will travel worldwide
Sandy Tam (view portfolio), Toronto ON + will travel worldwide
Amy and Stuart Photography, Toronto ON + will travel worldwide
A Brit and A Blonde, Toronto ON + will travel worldwide

Event Planners + Stylists:
Cynthia Martyn, Toronto ON
Casamentos, Toronto ON
Oh How Charming, Toronto ON
Weddings Unveiled, Ottawa ON
Marry Me Productions, Ottawa ON

Durham Florist Durham ON
Seasons Floral Studio, Tottenham ON
Dandie Andie Designs, Hamilton ON
Petals Stems and Leaves, Richmond Hill ON
Rachel A. Clingen, Toronto ON
Pink Twig, Toronto ON
Mimosa Flower Studio, Niagara Region ON
De Rose Designs, Toronto ON

bride groom field
bride groom desert

Above images from John Schnack Photography

The Green Door Cafe, Wiarton ON
Glenn Burney Lodge, Seguin ON
Whitfield Farms, Shelburne ON
Ida’s Kitchen, Richmond Hill ON
Dish Catering, Ottawa ON
Thyme and Again, Ottawa ON

Flour Studio, Toronto ON
LPK’s Culinary Groove, Toronto ON
Hello Cupcake!, Richmond Hill ON
The Wedding Cake Shop, Toronto ON
I Do Wedding Cakes, Toronto ON

bride groom bouquets
bride groom ceremony

Above images from Scarlet O’Neill Photography

Chobeauty, Toronto ON
Amplified Soul, Toronto ON
Allure Hair and Makeup, Toronto ON
Lotus Hair Studio, Toronto ON

Papillon Press (view portfolio), Subdury ON
Flakes Paperie, Cambridge ON
Paper & Poste, Toronto ON
Paper Damsels, Mississauga ON
Carte Blanche Design, Toronto ON
Mr. Boddington’s Studio, Toronto ON

Indie Wedding DJ (view portfolio), Toronto ON
Maximum Music, Toronto ON
Enjoi DJ, Toronto ON

Tell us a little bit about you and what you do.
Justin of Indie Wedding DJ: Indie Wedding DJ is a boutique wedding DJ service. We specialize in DJing weddings for couples who love indie music. We love to get the dance floor moving with a variety of genres, however, we stay away from the cheesy wedding standards you always hear.

If you are a vendor and would like to be considered in our vendor guide, please click HERE to apply. If you would like to recommend additional local resources to this list, please email us. We’d love to hear from you!

Weekly Wrap Up + Last Call for Survey!

Weekly Wrap Ups

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We’re delighted to read what you have to say! Please take a quick minute to fill out our short survey HERE + enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the store of your choice. You can answer with the blink of an eye! Lucky winner will be announced next week.


Below are some of our favorites from Recycle Your Wedding:

1. 21 Table Number Frames
2. Bucket basket
3. lily altar backdrop. If you’re looking for the how to, DIY instructions here.


Let’s give a warm welcome to our newest Blue Label members:

Vintage Rentals from One True Love Vintage Rentals (San Francisco Bay Area)
Wedding favors from Indobay (Central Florida, Online)
Custom invitations from Kelly Ashworth Designs (Online)
Event Coordination by Wedding Sophisticate (Colorado)
Wedding + Portrait Photography from Chelo Keys Photography (Manhattan, Central/Northern NJ)


In case you missed any of this week’s posts:
One seriously amazing Victorian Steampunk affair
An autumn-y Connecticut barn wedding
A cross-national New York City wedding at the Foundry
A light and airy New Zealand vineyard wedding
A handmade outdoors Michigan wedding
A musically-inspired Washington wedding
This stunning Virginia bed and breakfast wedding
Gorgeous hot pink flower arrangements from Sarah Winward

Weekly Wrap-Up + Winners!

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Happy Friday, my dears! We stumbled upon this gorgeous wedding on Christa Kimble‘s blog, who we proudly call a Blue Label member. This couple is so adorable, we just had to share a sneak peek:

fusion indian wedding

tented wedding reception

henna wedding ideas

Love her henna tattoo! See the rest from this wedding on her blog.


We’re so excited to announce the three winners for our Love vs. Design stationery contest! They are…

#50, Jade
#151, Stefanaé
#96, Mary B.


In case you missed any of our gorgeous features this week, here’s a recap:

One chic Industrial Chicago Wedding
Black and White Victorian Wedding Inspiration at dusk
A Charlottesville Wedding Inspiration Shoot featuring one of our own Ruffled Shop designs!
A rainy day Rustic Backyard Wedding
A colorful and quirky Philadelphia wedding
A Washington Lodge Wedding with some insane views
Garden wedding at Mass Audubon
A Handmade Canadian wedding with some seriously personal touches
A Death Valley Desert Wedding

Weekly Wrap-Up

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November came and went, and here we are signing off for the first weekend of December! We’ve been finding so many amazing inspiration for wedding from non-wedding related pins on Pinterest. We love the idea of this DIY wall art on canvas. On the canvas pictured below is an E.E.Cummings poem (I Carry Your Heart With Me), which is so fitting for the ceremony, but it would be just as sweet with your own vows. Be sure to follow us for more ideas!


In case you missed any of this week’s features, here’s a quick recap:

Sarasota Romantic Fall Wedding
DIY Rustic Summer Wedding
Autumnal Mackinac Island Wedding
Carnival-Themed DC Wedding
Vintage Frontier Wedding
Vintage State Park Wedding
Dreamy Fall Inspiration Shoot
Rhode Island Coastal Wedding


We’d like to offer a big open-armed welcome to our newest Blue Label vendors!

Portrait-based photographer Sherri J Photography (Los Angeles + Santa Barbara)
Dramatic yet balanced floral design from Hana Floral Design (Connecticut)
One-stop-shop wedding vendors Wylie Weddings (San Francisco Bay Area)
Vintage decor rental company Period Charm Rentals (Dallas)
Non-traditional fine art photographer Alessandro Roncaglione (Italy)
Divine Tuscan rental villa Podere Palazzo (Italy)
Reconstructed vintage bridal gowns and more from Daughters of Simone (Online)
Husband and wife team stationery studio Papillon Press (Ontario, Canada)
Event stylist and planning boutique Desiree Spinner Events (Cape Cod)
Inspiring documentary wedding photography from The Studio Nouveau (Boston)
Boudoir photography by The Studio Nouveau Boudoir (Boston)
Photojournalistic wedding photographer Tyra Bleek Photography (Boston)

Weekly Wrap-Up

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Happy Memorial Day weekend! Hopefully the weather will perk up for all of our cookouts and family gatherings this weekend. In the meantime, we’d love to highlight some of our Blue Label photographers whose fantastic weddings we’ve featured this week. Fresh in Love Photography, Michael Ash Imagery, and Geneoh have all stolen our hearts, and we’re sure they’ll steal yours too!

utah florist flower arrangements

utah florist flower arrangements

utah florist flower arrangements

Trust me, you’ll want to make sure you didn’t miss any features from this week. From Monday to Friday, we were tickled to have such gorgeous weddings and inspiration shoots!

Vintage 1960s LA Wedding
Southern Black Tie Wedding from Our Labor of Love
Oklahoma Vintage Barnyard Wedding
Vintage Kent Barn Wedding Inspiration
Rock ‘n’ Roll Kentucky Museum Wedding
1970s-Inspired Tennis Engagement Session
Eco-friendly Rainy Day Virginia Wedding

We’ve got many more beauties in the works, and we can’t wait to share them with you next week. See you then!

Weekly Wrap-Up

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Happy Friday, all! We were absolutely delighted to see Shanna Murray has launched a new line of her delectable decals. We adore the idea of using her garland decals as frames around vintage photographs, or scattering some of her new decal mirror packages around your reception area. This is merely a small sampling of some of our new favorites from the artist:

shanna murray wedding decals

Of course, we’ve selected some highly capable wedding vendors from our Blue Label vendor guide to help you with your planning:
Adair Beauty: A+ beauty treatment in Minneapolis, MN
Calligraphy by Cristine: A literal one-stop-shop for all things calligraphy and paper goods based in Illinois + online
Amanda Rose Weddings: Savannah, Georgia and beyond wedding planner
Cloud 9 Caterers: Delicious wedding caterers located in Vermont
Blade: Floral and event design in New York City
Gourmet Invitations: Custom wedding invitations located in Detroit, Michigan + online
Seven Hopes United: Online Fair Trade gift registry
VIP Transportation Group: Vintage wedding transportation in the Central Florida region

And finally, we hope you didn’t miss any of our incredible features this week, but just in case you did:
Michigan Winter Wedding
Handcrafted Wisconsin Wedding
DIY Project: Upcycled Lanterns and Vases
San Francisco City Hall Wedding
April Shower Inspiration Shoot
Vintage Adelaide Wedding

See you first thing Monday morning!

Weekly Wrap-Up

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To be honest, it’s been a little sad coming down from the glorious high of the royal wedding. Luckily, the wedding world is still swinging in full force! First off, we want to make sure you’ve had a chance to eye these fantastic local Blue Label wedding vendors:

utah florist flower arrangements

paper flower wedding bouquets

In case you missed any, here are some highlights from this week:
Handmade Illinois wedding
Glitter + Rye Inspiration Shoot
Vintage Singapore Wedding
Vintage Glam Ballroom Wedding
Whimsical Castle Wedding
Julia’s Poppies is offering a 10% discount on stationery orders until May 15th!
Paloma’s Nest is offering 20% discount to Ruffled readers until May 31st. Just enter RUFFLED during checkout.

As promised, below are editable versions of the darling templates designed by Two Brunettes. We also included a new color, aqua, per popular request. Each set includes a menu, escort cards, thank you cards and table number templates. Enjoy!

Download aqua wedding suite
Download green wedding suite
Download pink wedding suite

Can’t wait to see you Monday for a great new week of weddings and inspiration!

Weekly Wrap-Up

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Hello again Friday; we sure have missed you! For those of you who haven’t yet had the opportunity to enter our Velvet Raptor album giveaway, be sure to do so now! We’d like to send you off into another gorgeous weekend with some appreciation for some of our Canadian Blue Label photographers:

awesome Calgary wedding photographer

awesome Vancouver wedding photographer

awesome Toronto wedding photographer

Check out this adorable vintage winter wedding on Julie’s blog! You might recognize the second image from this wedding feature of a few months ago shot by Jamie. And this gorgeous wedding by Sandy Tam is full of pretty from start to finish.

Our DIY Wedding Favor Contest has, at last, come to an end. Thank you so much to all of those who submitted their wonderful talents; we sincerely wish we could have featured every single project. We invited a new panel of judges this year to vote on their favorite project based on the following criteria: creativity, budget, originality and level of difficulty. Some of the judges are Amy Atlas Events, Sweets Indeed and Pizzazzerie. We will announce the winners next week.

In case you missed any, here’s a complete list of wedding favor ideas:

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Eco-Friendly Favors
Wall Garden Favors
Mexican Jar Wedding Favors
Vintage Book Frames
Donut Holes in Doily Cones
Caramel Pop Corn
Mini Piñata Favors
Wooden Coasters
Individual S’more Favors
Coffee Bag Favors
Sparkling Pomegranate Drinks
Farmer’s Market Tote Bags
Herb Tin Can Favors
Vanilla Extract Favors
Strike-Anywhere Match Jars
Wedding CD Covers
Birdhouse and Cookie Favors

Which ones are your favorites? Let us know and help the judges decide!

And finally, if you’re not up for DIY, here are some Blue Label vendors with fabulous favor ideas:
Magnet Street Weddings
Robin’s Spoon Fudge Chocolate Sauce
The Caramel Jar

Weekly Wrap-Up

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What an amazing week! In one week, we’ve progressed from the sleekest of winter weddings to the freshest and brightest of spring nuptials. We’re not entirely ready to give up on these weddings just yet, so we thought we’d give you all a chance to glance over some of our favorite images from Blue Label members of the week.

local wedding vendors

local wedding vendors

local wedding vendors

Real wedding recap this week:
Jazzy Brooklyn Wedding
Garden Florida Wedding
Farm Chic Wedding
Fresh Las Vegas Wedding

Also be sure to check out our DIY picks this week:
Mini pinata wedding favors
Woodsy Coasters
S’mores wedding favors
Coffee bean bag favors

Check in Monday as the DIY entries continue and more weddings make their debut!