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April Showers Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

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We just love when vendors can take a negative and turn it into something so positively beautiful. Event stylist Jessica of Love Bird Style designed an inspiration shoot for a couple who were victims of last year’s flood in Nashville, Tennessee. We adore the idea of turning this into a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or even a wedding reception! Our thanks also goes out to Ulmer Studios for the wonderful photographs.

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wedding shower inspiration shoot

From the stylist, Jessica: We wanted to create an event that embraced the showers that come with spring and the new life that it brings. We chose to host a “shower” for a couple who were victims of the Nashville flood exactly one year ago. This “shower” theme could easily translate to an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding or even a re-shoot if it does rain on your special day!

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wedding shower inspiration shoot

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wedding shower inspiration shoot

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wedding shower inspiration shoot

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wedding shower inspiration shoot

wedding shower inspiration shoot

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Wedding vendors (Nashville, TN):

Event design: Love Bird Style / Wedding photographer: Ulmer Studios / Wedding flowers: Artisan Flowers / Wedding stationery: Red Ribbon Fox

Ulmer Studios is a member of Blue Label.

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Spring Groom’s Looks Part II

Fashion & Beauty

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Once you have the shirt and suit picked out, the fun truly begins. Thanks to creative etsy sellers and whimsical shops, there’s now an abundance of fanciful and playful accessories for grooms. Sadly, as we’re unable to include them all, we’ve selected a few of our favorites to provide a jumping off point for your accessory search.

groom outfit ideas for summer

1. Liberty print bow ties from Etsy seller something’s hiding in here / 2. Belsay navy & white nautical stripe woven tie / 3. Granville Bow / 4. Caxton pink & white grenadine tie / 5. Southside Bow / 6. Manor navy & white Prince of Wales narrow tie

groom outfit ideas for summer

1. Blue & red Liberty floral handkerchief / 2. Happy Socks / 3. Compass cufflinks / 4. Hand-stamped tie clip / 5. Natural Panama hat / 6. Antique Map Cufflinks

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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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Ski Lodge Intimate Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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Kirsten and Seth were married in a bohemian, cozy, laid back ceremony at a ski lodge this fall surrounded by family and friends. They handled ALL the details themselves and turned the Canyon Ski Lodge into a cozy, romantic venue where they (personally) served all of their guesst a hearty meal. I love Kirsten’s pretty and warm wedding day outfit- no frills or pomp, just some vintage, natural goodness and she looks stunning. The couple handmade all the details and all in just a two month engagement! Thanks to Stephanie Koo for sending over the amazing images.

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From the gorgeous bride. I really wanted our wedding to represent who we we were. I wanted it to feel relaxed, genuine, heartfelt, a bit rustic and a little bohemian, while still feeling put together. And fun! Lots of fun.

ski lodge wedding

ski lodge wedding
I didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted in a wedding dress. All I knew was I wanted lace. The stores in town didn’t have what I was looking for, and with not much time, I couldn’t order anything in. My aunt suggested a non-bridal store in Edmonton, called The Tattered Rose. Seth and I drove up that morning, tried one on, and it was perfect! No alterations or anything. The owner said it came over from the UK and was made around 1960.

ski lodge wedding

ski lodge wedding
We bought all our dishes, serving plates, old mason jars for candles, vases and photo frames at local thrift stores around Central Alberta, and our water glasses and wine glasses at Ikea. Doing so was much more time consuming but way cheaper. I made table runners out of old sheets in a vintage pattern from a thrift store.

ski lodge wedding

ski lodge wedding

ski lodge wedding
I made and canned, all our apple butter for our favours, and Seth peeled all the apples. I cut from old scraps of fabric, sheets and whatever else i could find to make the covers on the tops of the jars.

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Wedding Vendors (Red Deer, AB):
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Canyon Ski Lodge / Photographer: Stephanie Koo Photography / Florist: wholesale flowers arranged by bride / Accessories and scarf: Anthropologie / Wedding Dress: The Tattered Rose / Catering: Kalaboo Catering / Pies: Cutie Pies in Lacombe AB / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss

DIY Ring Bearer Bow Tie

DIY Projects

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Wow, do we have a busy day today. Luckily for me I am loving every minute of posting these DIY entries! Next up is an easy to make bow tie Abbi made for a ring bearer, but it could be made for adults as well. How cute is her model?

What you’ll need:
– Vintage fabric
– Ribbon to match the fabric (http://www.cheapribbons.com/products.html )
– A sew-on snap
– Thread

DIY Vintage floral fabric bow tie

Instructions:
Step 1: Cut your fabric to 4 ½ inches by 8 inches.

Step 2: Fold in half length wise with the right sides together and sew a ½ inch seam. This will make a tube that you need to turn right side out.

Step 3: Take your fabric tube and press it flat with the seam in the middle of the back.

Step 4: Now fold the tube in half with the seam side out and take a ½ inch seam to make the tube into a circle. Turn it so the seam is on the inside.
Step 5: Flatten it with the seam in the middle of the back and then scrunch it up in the middle to make it look like a bowtie. Wrap a piece of ribbon around it and sew it in place.

Step 6: Measure the wearer’s neck and cut a piece of ribbon long enough to go around plus 1 inch for overlapping and folding over.

Step 7: Sew one end of the ribbon to the ribbon on the back of the bow tie. Also sew one side of the snap in place there.

Step 8: At the other end fold over the ribbon ½ inch for stability and sew the other side of the snap on there.

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[seven-degrees]

A new angle on the art of entertaining. [seven-degrees] is an award-winning & full-service events venue. At [seven-degrees] we provide a range of services which are layered together to create a complete wedding experience. Our property, winner of the Architecture Guild Award, is a 25,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor gallery noted for its modern design and elegant feel. Our [seven-degrees] Coordination team will assist you in implementing your unique vision for the space. We understand the intricacies of planning a distinct ceremony and reception and take pleasure in working with couples throughout each stage of the process. You’ll enjoy customizing your menu with our Executive Chef and meet with our Wedding Coordinators and Design Team to make choices regarding design and décor (including presentation, technology, lighting and floral arrangement).

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An Intimate Southern Affair

Design Inspiration, Wedding Design

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Though this is a concept shoot, I still have to remind myself that it’s not a real wedding. It looks so genuine – thanks to the down to earth design and Sheila’s close friends who made it look so much fun. Both Hayley Green and Sheila Goode, the wonderful photographers behind the lens, are from Nashville. They wanted an intimate Southern feel that they saw frequently back home. I think they nailed it! I am specially loving the table decor, sans tablecloth and ribbons decorating the back of the chairs. Old rugs instead of a traditional dance floor is not only beautiful to look at, but comfortable to kick your heels off and dance the night away. The bridesmaid dresses were mismatched patterns of red and white, picking up from the red sash that the bride wore. I could go on and on.

From Sheila:
We all wanted to show brides that they can have a wonderful wedding with very little expense. All that is needed is some creative ideas, a field, a wonderful florist that will put together your vision with an organic feel. The feeling of intimacy, joy and beauty is want we wanted to convey.

An Indie Southern Wedding in Nashville
An Indie Southern Wedding in Nashville
an intimate Southern backyard Wedding
an intimate Southern backyard Wedding

Sheila and Hayley from GoodeGreen are based in Los Angeles, Nashville and Santa Rosa Beach but will travel. Check out their blog!

Wedding Vendors (Santa Rosa Beach, Florida):
Photography: Goode Green / Wedding Cakes: Queen Bee Cupcakes (Seaside, Florida) / Makeup: Shannon Wright (Nashville, TN) / Wedding Coordinator: Jaime Miller / Floral and Event Design: Melanie Jordan / Band: Waco Ramblers

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Bulles de Joie

Photographer of Happy People – I capture natural beauty and love in a candid way.

Lifestyle photography: make you feel at ease so you can show your true feelings that I transpose into joyful, candid, lightful shots.

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

Based in Paris, I capture your love everywhere in France and in Europe.

See you soon!
Stéphanie

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Sartorialist Groom

Design Inspiration

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The Sartorialist is a huge source for groom style ideas. Here are some of my favorites:

Glenplaid suit and striped shirt combo. Loving the mix of patterns on the photo on the left.
Plaid Suits and striped shirts groom outfits and suits
Bow ties, vests and rolled up shirt…
Groom outfits bow tie and vest
I usually don’t care as much about black suit ensembles, but I love how sharp these two look:
Groom outfits modern black suits
These short ankle pants are not formal wedding attire per se, but they would look so cool for a casual summer wedding.
Short ankle pants and colorful dress shoes groom outfit ideas
Gray slim fit suits and skinny ties. Love the simple lines of their pocket squares.
Gray slim suits for stylish grooms

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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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