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Colorado Wedding Under the Supermoon

Romantic Weddings

What could be dreamier than marrying your love on the night of a supermoon? Bridgette and Hoyt did just that, bringing along the talented Sarah Rose Burns Photography, Feather & Twig, and Beet and Yarrow to make the day one to remember for ages to come. How wonderful is their paper doily ceremony backdrop?

Colorado Wedding Under the SuperMoon - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

From the bride, Bridgette: We envisioned a very romantic and rustic feel. We wanted it to be elegant and comfortable — charming, classic, collected. Our color scheme was sun bleached peach, pistachio, and champagne. DIY projects included hand-made doily and butcher twine garland, eclectic napkins, and the rustic lawn games.

Colorado Wedding Under the Super Moon - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

ceremony backdrop ideas - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

romantic wedding bouquet - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon
Flower recipe: Bride’s bouquet was white anemones, lamb’s ear, and silver brunia berry. Bridesmaids were pink astilbes.

bridal parties - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

anemone bouquets - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

blush bridesmaid dresses - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Make your guest list intimate, don’t sweat the small stuff, and save-on-crafts.com.

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

ceremony processionals - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

wedding ceremony - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

wedding ceremony - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

reception drink bars - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

rustic tablescapes - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

seating chart ideas - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

rustic place settings - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

groom boutonnieres - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

lace wedding ideas - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

rustic receptions - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

lace table runners - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

From the photographer, Sarah Rose Burns Photography: This real wedding took place on the beautiful grounds of Lyons Farmette in Colorado this summer. The combination of vintage details designed by Feather & Twig, with the lush gardens and lively farmette, made for an incredibly enjoyable affair. Bridgette & Hoyt knew from the beginning that they wanted an intimate outdoor gathering, with stylish details and incredible food. Their team of vendors fulfilled all the requirements and the guests partied late into the night. Fun fact: it was the night of a “super-moon” so we also got some portraits in the moonlight.

arrow tie clips - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

Colorado wedding under the supermoon - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

Colorado Wedding Under the Super Moon - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

place setting ideas - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

burlap wedding ideas - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

rustic reception tables - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

macaron desserts - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

dessert bars - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

nighttime receptions - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon

Colorado Wedding Under the Super Moon - photo by Sarah Rose Burns Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorado-wedding-under-the-super-moon


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Strangers,” The Kinks, followed by “A New Life,” Jim James
Recessional: “All Is Love,” Karen O and The Kids
First Dance: “Singalong Junk,” Paul McCartney

Wedding Location: Lyons, CO / Photographer: Sarah Rose Burns Photography / Event Design and Coordination: Feather & Twig / Floral Design: Beet and Yarrow / Venue: Lyons Farmette / Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal via Blue Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Rebel Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Caterer: EAT / Desserts: Tee & Cakes / Bartender: 3 Chicks Bartending / Film Developed and Scanned: Reed Photographic

DIY Flower Ring Pillow

DIY Projects

It’s amazing how much of an impact a wedding day detail can have – like, say, the ring pillow. Creating a custom “pillow” filled with fresh flowers and moss is a surprisingly simple task with such an incredible wow-factor, that it was impossible for us not to fall for this DIY from Anthomanic and Rachel May Photography. Imagine all of the possible flower combinations!

diy flower ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

For this project, you will need:
-4x5x2″ block OASIS floral foam (wet kind, soaked)
-a stem of each: brunia berries, orchids, hydrangea, silver dollar eucalyptus, hanging amaranthus
-gardening shears
-bind wire (other string)
-reindeer moss
-3 yards double faced satin ribbon (2 for bow, 1 for rings)

ring pillow diy supplies - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

Directions:
1. Using the block of foam, hold pieces of moss to what will be the underside and sides of the ring pillow while securely wrapping with bind wire. Wrap it multiple times to secure the moss across the bottom and sides. Once this has been covered, secure the loose end of the wire.

diy floral ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

diy floral ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

2. As if wrapping a present, wrap the 2 yard long piece of ribbon over the top of the pillow and twist on the bottom, tying and knotting at the top – creating a bow.

diy floral ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

diy flower ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

3. Cut flowers to a 1″-2″ stem length and insert into the foam. Fill all space to create a squared pillow effect by placing flowers so their heads are at the same height on the top and sides. For a natural effect, leave some longer pieces of foliage or buds hanging off the sides or lower sections as I’ve done here!

diy floral ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

diy floral ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

4. Finish the design by looping the extra 1 yard long piece of ribbon through the existing bow and affixing the wedding bands.

diy floral ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

diy flower ring pillow - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-flower-ring-pillow

This design is created to be lightweight and easy for a little one to carry! It can also double as an engagement ring presentation! Store in a fridge above 40 degrees to keep fresh overnight.


View all images from this tutorial in the gallery

New Year’s Eve Cleveland Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Suzuran Photography

Where do I even begin with this wedding? Rachel and Jeff wanted their wedding to be “vintage with a modern twist,” and brought in just the right amount of gold and Art Deco influence to carry out their dream. They found the absolute ideal location for their vision in Cleveland’s The Arcade, which is so beyond gorgeous and steeped in history that it has its own place on the National Register of Historic Places. With Suzuran Photography behind the camera and Lisa Daniel Floral Design in control of the stunning flowers, this is a wedding Daisy Buchanan would surely envy.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: We envisioned a wedding that was vintage with a modern twist. The venue alone is spectacular so I made sure not to take away from that. The Arcade is a classic since 1890 and was one of the first large-scale indoor mercantile center in the United States. It was the first building in Cleveland and the 9th in the country to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its elegant grandeur was the reason for choosing a New Year’s Eve wedding. So after picking a venue with such beautiful architectural details full of history and securing our New Year’s Eve date, I envisioned a party rich in glitz, glam and all things that sparkle. I went to school for merchandising and have a love for all things vintage so there was a ton of fun had when stylizing the details. I chose items/decorations I knew I could use as accessories in my house after the wedding. There were even a few unsuccessful times when Jeff tried to talk me out of taking pieces from our home to use as stylized items for the wedding.

New Year's weddings - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

unique reception gowns - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

lace wedding gowns - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

new years eve weddings - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

metallic wedding accessories - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

pink succulent bouquets - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Light pink/peach/white tulips, brunia berries, pink proteas, seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, sage, white ranunculus, champagne roses, garden roses (light pinks and peaches), spray roses, air plants, succulents, white stock, peach, light pink peonies, waxflower, anemones.


New Year's Eve cleveland wedding - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

As for a color scheme, I’ve also been pretty obsessed with anything gold for the past few years so I knew that was an absolute must. Other than that, I told my bridesmaids that I wanted them to wear all different dresses and to envision a glitzed out New Year’s Eve, over-the-top kind of party full of texture, sequins and glitter. I gave them a few inspirational photos to run with along with my pinterest board but of course had the final say. Oh, did I forget to mention that I planned everything from sunny South Florida? Since I couldn’t be home in Ohio to go dress shopping with my girls, I figured this would be easier to let them pick out a dress they’d actually wear again. Thank goodness for technology! When it came down to seeing them all together in their dresses the day of the wedding, I couldn’t have envisioned it better.

nighttime wedding ceremonies - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

ceremony arrows - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

nighttime wedding ceremony - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

glam wedding ceremony - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

unique ceremony venues - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

New Year's Eve cleveland wedding - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

hanging sign garlands - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

I bought all of my bridesmaids vintage hankies and stitched “no ugly crying” on them. My mother and grandmas got “I love you” ones. Mom helped with a lot. She found the large alarm clock neon and removed the old diner looking photo with an engagement photo of Jeff and I done by Sondra Kelly at NE Meadow Studio (not sure if you need any of these photos or not) and then proceeded to slathered it in gold paint. I gave her inspiration photos and ideas and she ran with it. She made the “Pop, Fizz, Clink” sign along with the “Happy New Year” sign. Then lastly the fun glittery gold arrows that pointed guests in the right direction. My mom enlisted my brother-in-law’s artsy brother to make the Arcade/Rachel and Jeff’s New Year’s Eve Wedding sign as well. He did it by hand after looking at our wedding invitation.

newlyweds enter reception - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

art deco wedding sign - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

art deco reception - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

card table ideas - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

unique guest book - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

gold wedding details - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay true to who you are. One of the greatest compliments I received was about how the wedding was so “Jeff and Rachel”. Having said that, as you are planning the wedding of your dreams, flash forward 30 plus years and ask yourself the tough question, am I going to like that aspect or look back and think what was I thinking? Also, don’t be afraid to use everyday, household items to help stylize your big day. It should be an inviting environment that spews “Jeff and Rachel” or “Mary and Joseph” or whomever you may be!

gold wedding details - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

art deco inspired weddings - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

New Years Eve cleveland wedding - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

gold white weddings - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

New Years weddings - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

new years eve wedding - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

newlyweds kissing - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

New Year's Eve cleveland wedding - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Arrival of Birds and Transformation,” Cinematic Orchestra
Recessional: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” The Beach Boys
Bride/Groom Entrance: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” Wham
First Dance: “Oceans,” Hillsong United
Cake Cutting: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” Ella Fitzgerald
Garter Toss: “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer
Bouquet Toss: “Settle Down,” No Doubt

Wedding Location: Cleveland, OH / Photographer: Suzuran Photography / Flowers: Lisa Daniel Floral Design / Wedding Venue: The Arcade / Wedding Dress: Anna Maier via Chic Parisien, Coral Gables, FL / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Earrings: Kate Spade / Cocktail Ring and Hair Brooch: Henri Bendel / Reception Dress: A 1950s dress I found at a high end vintage consignment store in Boca Raton, FL. I never anticipated changing out of my beautiful wedding dress, however I went to the store looking for a shower/rehearsal dinner dress and the owner wouldn’t let me leave without trying it on after explaining to her that I was getting married on New Year’s Eve. It fit me like a glove and the rest was history. / Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse, Black by Vera Wang / DJ: DJ Larry / Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates: DIY and then sent off to a local printer