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Christmas Tree Farm Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

We’re about to head out to kick off our holiday festivities, but first we wanted to leave you with this beautiful Christmas tree farm inspiration shoot. The talented team of Janeane Marie Photography, Kate Rose Creative, and Sixpence Floral Design created this Christmas shoot full of personality and coziness with winter couples in mind, pulling together all of the best elements the chilly season has to offer.

Christmas Tree farm inspiration shoot - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

From Katelyn of Kate Rose Creative: We knew we wanted to kick this holiday season off with a gorgeous Christmas Tree Farm inspiration shoot. Sixpence Floral Design out did themselves with their gorgeous floral designs. The floral pieces were the focal point of the shoot as they brought in texture, character and color. Lots and lots of color! The use of magnolia leaves really accented the deep reds and burgundies of the floral and the white floral pieces added in contrast. The floral was simply stunning. The bride was adorned with a gorgeous floral crown that tied everything in together. It wouldn’t be a Christmas shoot without a wreath. An oversized, lush, gorgeous hand tied wreath. We topped it off with a ribbon sign by Studio W Designs. The vintage furniture was provided by Dessert Divas. The white couch nestled in the backdrop of miles and miles of Christmas trees served as comfy and cozy space for the couple. The white table and gold cart added character and served as a great focal points for the set up.

Christmas wedding invitations - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

red flower crown - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

Christmas wreath - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

holiday wedding bouquet - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

The sweets were provided by Simply Delicious. The naked cake was adorned with 23 carat gold edible leafing. We love the way the cake looked with the contrast of the green Christmas tree backdrop. Adorned with white floral and sugared cranberries, the cake was a show stopper. It’s tasty too! The cookies added so much fun personality and character to our look! They were detailed and gorgeous! The stationery was hand painted by the Kate Rose Creative Group team. The use of watercolor topped off the look of the stationary pieces. We are suckers for hand painted stationary pieces. The table decor was full of lush floral, pine cone accents, plaid (we are loving plaid this season), gorgeous calligraphy pieces provided by Love Me Sweet. They also provided a hand scripted sign on a stump that tied in well with the overall look of the shoot.

Ruffled - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

place setting - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

farm wedding - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

place setting - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

red centerpiece - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

engagement ring - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

The bride wore a full ruffled shirt dress with a cozy cardigan. Divaz Fabula did her hair and make up for a soft, romantic look. She looked simply beautiful. The groom was in casual attire. We are gushing over the plaid, bow tie and suspenders. His look was pulled together with a corsage composed of magnolia leaves and berries. Masculine and pretty.

cake table - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

cake with gold foil - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

bride and groom - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

drink cart - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

his and her mugs - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

holiday presents - photo by Janeane Marie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-inspiration-shoot

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Janeane Marie Photography

Event Planning and Design

Kate Rose Creative

Floral Design

Sixpence Floral Design

Venue

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

Hair and Makeup

Divaz Fabula

Desserts

Simply Delicious Custom Cakes

Calligraphy

Love Me Sweet

DIY Gold Wire Wreath

DIY Projects

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Here’s a gorgeous wreath you can whip up this weekend as a last minute holiday prep for your parties! Kathryn from Studio Cultivate created these gold ring wreaths using macrame hoops and winter greens, shot by Alicia White. I will be decking the halls with these pretties this weekend for sure!

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

What you will need:

Clippers
Brass Macrame hoops – size of your choosing- 10, 12 or 14 inches work great
Winter Greens- juniper, cypress, fir
Flowers – dried from any hobby store or fresh from the market
Pinecones
Floral Tape
Floral Wire

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

Steps
1. Gather your foraged winter greens and supplies on your work table.
2. Starting with the largest sprigs of juniper first, tear off several inches of floral tape and begin to work the sprig around the curve of the ring. Floral tape has a bit of stretch to it that helps to make it stickier, pull it gently before wrapping, and it will hold to itself better.
3. Add a second sprig stretching the opposite direction. Pieces do not have to be the same size, embracing an asymmetrical composition makes it more interesting, and much easier for you!
4. Begin to add other greenery, of smaller pieces. Use floral wire to twist in place. Stiffer branches like Fir only needs wire twisted to hold it in place at one point, where as floral tape needs to be applied in mulptile places for branches of juniper or cypress.

DIY Gold Wire Wreath - Studio Cultivate for Ruffled -  http://ruffledblog.com/diy-gold-wire-wreath/ photo Alicia White

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5. To add pinecones, wrap wire through the bottom shingles of the pine cone and twist into place around the ring. Alternatively, you can also hot glue in place.
6. You can either use wire to add live flowers, or hot glue to attached dried flowers.
7. For an alternative wreath shape and size, work with cypress first, and then add juniper.
8. Using dried leafy branches that were died red, break of small bits and tuck them into the greens for a bit of color.
9. These work great for wreaths on your door, or hung in clusters over a serving table for your next gathering!

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The Blooming Bride

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From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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DIY Christmas Napkin Ring

DIY Projects

Photos by:

Emily Chidester

Kathryn of Studio Cultivate created four different napkin rings that you can whip up in a quick minute just in time for Christmas dinner, all captured by Emily Chidester:

DIY Christmas Napkin Ring


DIY Christmas Napkin Ring

TOOLS
– scissors
– xacto
– paper towel roll
– paint pens
– jingle bells
– yarn
– ribbon / fabric strip
– paper or tags
– pom-pom maker
– glitter
– glue
– greenery
– paper

DIY Christmas Napkin Ring

1st napkin ring:
1. Tear a strip of fabric or use ribbon and tie a bow around rolled napkin
2. Apply strip of glue to paper tag and sprinkle with glitter. Once dry, tuck into bow, or you can tie with string.
3. Snip a juniper branch in the yard, or use a clipping from your Christmas tree and tuck into bow with tag.

DIY Christmas Napkin Ring

DIY Christmas Napkin Ring

2nd napkin ring:
1. Cut a 3/4-1″ wide ring from paper towel roll with knife
2. Begin to wrap with yarn color of your choice and tie knot on the inside of roll.
3. Use a pom-pom maker to make the perfect pom! tie to wrapped paper towel roll.
4. Slide onto rolled napkin.

DIY Christmas Napkin Ring
DIY Christmas Napkin Ring

3rd napkin ring:
1. Grab a few jingle bells and tie together with string or yarn.
2. Wrap bell clutter around rolled napkin, wrap string several times around and tie a knot on the underside.
3. Use paint pens to write festive phrases or names, you can add dots and other embellishments. Tuck tag into bell cluster, or tie with string.

DIY Christmas Napkin Ring
DIY Christmas Napkin Ring

4th napkin ring:
1. Cut 1.5-2″ squares- you will need 7 of these pieces.
2. Follow directional folds in image.
3. Fold the diamond shape to create an arm of the star, and slide into the next armature- creating the ring of the stars arms.
4. Use hot glue to lock into place, and glue a paper circle to the top. You can add names for place settings to the paper circle!


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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

What better venue could there be for a winter themed wedding shoot than a Christmas tree farm? Namely, this beautiful one in Elgin, TX. Emilie Anne Photography, Kindred by Karis, and Davy Gray pooled their creative talents to create a one-of-a-kind holiday-inspired shoot, complete with berry-topped cakes, decorated macarons, a festive fireplace mantel, and of course, a brilliant red bouquet.

Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Emilie Anne: With the holiday season right around the corner, we wanted to translate classic Christmas icons into a rustic but elegant wedding. One of our biggest inspirations was the Christmas tree. We immediately knew we wanted to use the gorgeous Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. We envisioned rows of evergreen trees with our lovely bride right in the midst. The colors are simple and refined, classic deep reds and greens with gold accents. The simple paper elements with loose calligraphy that are edged in gold really set the mood for this shoot and give it an elegant charm.

Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas wedding invitations - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

red floral accesories - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding bouquet - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding tables - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

individual mini cakes - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

The dessert table makes you feel like you are at a holiday party with that luscious caramel drizzle cake, sugared cranberries and cheery gold-brushed macarons. The wood tones were another huge inspiration; being in the trees meant a woodsy rustic feel. Setting the tablescape right amongst the trees gives the feeling of dining in a winter wonderland. We love the bride’s non-traditional shimmering nude dress, giving off a real elegance and warmth to juxtapose the rustic rows of evergreens. The florals really bring the whole shoot together with the deep reds popping perfectly from the greens, not only in the centerpiece and garland, but also from the backdrop of trees. The vignette of the fireplace mantel and wingback armchairs gives you that warm and cozy feeling when you think of sitting around the fire during the holiday season. This shoot was truly a nod to all of our favorite Christmas traditions for a beautiful holiday wedding.

Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding bouquet - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas day ideas - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas wedding ideas - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

fruit topped cakes - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas stockings - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas decorations - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas wedding ideas - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

individual wedding cakes - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

decorated macarons - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

holiday inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

naked winter wedding cake - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

wedding drinks - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Elgin, TX / Photographer: Emilie Anne Photography / Event Design and Styling: Kindred by Karis / Florist: Davy Gray / Venue: Elgin Christmas Tree Farm / Hair: Katie Kelly of Pearl Studio / Makeup: Maris Malone / Assistant Stylist: Platinum Pair / Model: Haleigh / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Little Squirrel Bakery / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals / Calligraphy: Wondrous Whismy

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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An Italian Christmas Wedding Scene

Wedding Design

We’re thrilled to bring you what has to be one of the most beautiful Christmas inspiration shoots we’ve seen to date. Sara D’Ambra Photography and Caterina Maurini Flower Design put together this beautiful winterscape in Milan, which is positively overflowing with fantastic ideas for holiday weddings, parties, or any cozy get-together. We’ll take a couple of those berry-infused champagne cocktails, thankyouverymuch!

Christmas tablescape inspiration - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

From the photographer, Sara: I’m Sara D’Ambra, a wedding photographer based in Italy. Christmas time is just around the corner and I’ll have 4 weddings in December, all of them with Christmas theme. That’s why I thought to shoot this inspirationla Christmas wedding as a lot of couples want to have this kind of atmosphere for their wedding. All the decorations are organic, natural and bio. I chose a classic Christmas palette: ivory, red, gold, brown and green. I tried to give to the pics a warm and magical style.

An Italian Christmas Wedding Scene - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

holiday themed invitations - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

Christmas place setting - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

unique ring pillows - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

place setting ideas - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

Christmas brides - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

gift packaging ideas - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

Christmas tablescapes - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

red wedding accessories - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

An Italian Christmas Wedding Scene - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

Christmas mantel decoration - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

gold wedding ideas - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

An Italian Christmas Wedding Scene - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

Christmas puppy - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

holiday drinks - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

Christmas wedding ideas - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

Christmas tablescape inspiration - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

Christmas dessert tables - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

raspberry topped cakes - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

An Italian Christmas Wedding Scene - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene

An Italian Christmas Wedding Scene - photo by Sara D'Ambra Photography http://ruffledblog.com/an-italian-christmas-wedding-scene


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Shoot Location: Milan, Italy / Photographer: Sara D’Ambra Photography / Floral Design: Caterina Maurini Flower Design / Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Dress: Marianna Lanzilli / Wedding Invitations: Le Ninette

Terrain Winter Wedding

Modern Weddings

We might be inching slowly toward spring, but that doesn’t mean our hearts won’t be stopped in their tracks by an out-of-this-world Winter Wonderland wedding – especially when it’s by Lauren Fair Photography. Whitney works at Anthropologie, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that her wedding is bursting with creativity and details. Terrain provided the perfect backdrop, don’t you agree?

winter bride cardigan - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

From the bride, Whitney: We were drawn to the rustic and whimsical nature of Terrain – but wanted to keep the affair simple and elevated in terms of decor and execution. We had only 60 guests so it felt comfortable and incredibly cozy. This also allowed us to serve our dinner family style, which we loved! Passing plates, and sharing food was the perfect way to make everyone feel at home. We projected old black and white Christmas movies (It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th St.) onto the focal wall within the space. This added an element of movement, nostalgia and familiarity – it was definitely my favorite part! We also had a s’mores station set up outside around the fire, which was a big hit and encouraged guests to utilize the entire space.

winter wedding ideas - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

bride getting ready - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

bridal accessories - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

winter bridal looks - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

wedding first looks - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

wedding first looks - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

wedding first looks - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

Bouquet recipe: The star was a perfect pink peony, and it was surrounded by pine greens and other amazing assorted stems.

ceremony lighting ideas - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

It was important to us that our evening felt festive, cozy, warm, and sophisticated. I suppose the theme was built around Christmas, but without the traditional (and expected) holiday representations (reds and greens, poinsettias, Santas and such). The idea was to emphasize the feeling that we all get as we head into the season, the excitement, the anticipation, the nostalgia, the light, the movies, the familiarity of friends and family and of course, the food! We didn’t necessarily have a color scheme… my dress was blush and my sister (matron of honor) wore a wonderfully warm bronze silk. We used a lot of metallic, a lot of pine, and relied on the space to ground the palette with woodsy browns. As for DIY, I designed and produced all of our paper elements (invitation, menu, place cards, ceremony candles, favor tags, etc) but outside of that we kept everything simple – relying on light and trees to fill the space in terms of decor.

ceremony first kiss - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

wedding recessionals - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

pink peony bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

rustic wedding receptions - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

winter wedding ideas - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

Christmas wedding ideas - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

place setting - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

holiday wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

wedding reception ideas - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

place settings - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

holiday weddings - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Define a ‘vibe’ and stick to it in every way. From sound to sight, even scent, we wanted a really cohesive feeling and we ensured that all of our individual components lent themselves to rounding out that story. Also, make a big impact with a few items, rather than sprinkling a lot of ‘littles’ throughout the space.

winter wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

reception lighting - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

winter weddings - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

wedding reception inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

gold cake decorations - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/

dessert tables - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/terrain-winter-wedding/


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Music was so important! We went with an amazing mix of soul, classics, singer/songwriter, rock, more current selections, a little 80s/90s dance, amazing covers and of course a lot of incredible (hand-picked) Holiday music.
Bridal Party Processional: piano version of The First Noel
Bridal Processional: piano rendition of Silent Night
Recessional: “I Love the Holidays,” Office Romance
First Dance: acoustic version of “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve”

From the photographer, Lauren Fair: Whitney + Mike’s beautiful Winter Wonderland wedding featured incredible details like black + white Christmas movies projected on the wood walls of the reception greenhouse, a s’mores station, hanging floral installations above long farm tables, thousands of candles, a pink wedding dress, market lights galore, an adorable pug, and even a perfect sunset! The amount of coziness that oozed from every aspect of their wedding is the perfect inspiration for brides planning a rustic winter wedding!

Wedding Location: Glen Mills, PA / Photographer: Lauren Fair Photography / Venue and Caterer: Terrain at Styers / Florist: Matthew Muscarella, Terrain at Styers / Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza / Maid of Honor Gown: Nicole Miller / Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang / Wedding Cake: Flying Monkey / DJ: Marc Fisher / Wedding Invitations: Designed by the bride

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Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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Toronto Winter Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

3Photography

How can you really top a wedding during the holiday season? Dominique and Mike met while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, and their lives changed in an instant. Michelle of 3Photography captured the entire day, which included nods to Christmas and a first look between not just the bride and groom, but their families as well!

Toronto Winter Wedding - photo by 3Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/toronto-holiday-wedding

From the bride, Dominique: The Distillery District is such a unique location in Toronto and it initially caught our eye when we started planning our wedding, but it wasn’t until we started working with Melissa (from Melissa Baum Events) that we found our venue. Mike and I weren’t looking for a banquet hall style wedding so we both immediately liked Airship 37.

winter berry boutonnieres - photo by 3Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/toronto-holiday-wedding

winter wedding bouquet - photo by 3Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/toronto-holiday-wedding

bride with boutonniere - photo by 3Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/toronto-holiday-wedding

modern minimalist wedding invitations - photo by 3Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/toronto-holiday-wedding

father of the bride crying - photo by 3Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/toronto-holiday-wedding

We knew our wedding was going to be different and memorable. We tried to keep the feel of the wedding minimalist, modern and uncluttered with a hint of winter. The Toronto Christmas Market is such a busy time of year in the Distillery District and we couldn’t be happier that we were able to squeeze in some outdoor portraits. We wanted to keep the color scheme fairly muted considering we were having a winter wedding so we went with green, grey, taupe and silver. Pops of color were added in through coral icing on the cupcakes and cobalt bridesmaids’ dresses and groom/groomsmen’s socks.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t sweat the small stuff, the wedding day will come and go regardless and you will have a wonderful evening. The planning process will be overwhelming and it could certainly become stressful so try to take one day a week where you don’t think about the wedding (at all). Take time for yourselves as a couple and do something you both enjoy!!!

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Appalachia Waltz,” Mark O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer
Bridal Processional: Bach’s Cello Suites, Yo-Yo Ma
Recessional: “Hoppipolla,” Sigur Ros
First dance: “Harvest Moon,” Neil Young

From the photographer, Michelle of 3Photography: Dominique and Mike were married in Toronto’s Distillery District in the middle of the Christmas market with holiday vendors, twinkle lights, and Santa himself even made an appearance! Despite often being a little on the chilly side winter weddings are also quite magical and this was no exception. The traditional winter florals and decor from Blush and Bloom along with the white setting at Airship 37 were both classy and tranquil. When we were initially discussing their wedding, we talked about making sure that their photos felt like them – were authentic, not overly posed, and emotive. Well their First Look was one of the most heartfelt I’ve ever experienced, they chose to have their families present and it was the sweetest moment for everyone there. They met nearly 7 years ago in the Dominican while on vacation with each of their respective sets of friends and never looked back. Dominique packed her bags and moved from Ottawa to come to Toronto a year later and now the two live together and are even expecting their first baby!

Wedding Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Photographer: 3Photography / Wedding Planning and Coordination: Melissa Baum Events / Event Decor and Floral Design: Blush and Bloom / Venue and Catering: Airship 37 / Wedding Dress: Anne Jean-Michel Boutique / Hair and Makeup: Lift Beauty Boutique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chosen by bridesmaids / Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedo Royale / Wedding Caterer: Berkeley Catering / Cupcakes: Pink Lemon Bake Shop / DJ: Magen Boys Entertainment / Linens: Susan Murray / Videographer: Big Ticket Productions / Stationery: Minted

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Woodsy Winter Dinner Party

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Melanie Gabrielle

What do you get when you pair up some gorgeous floral design from Anthology Co., treats from Whole Foods, and organic yummies from Earth and Sugar? One heck of a spectacular party, that’s what. Thanks to Melanie Gabrielle for thinking up and photographing this beautiful dinner fête!

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From the photographer, Melanie Gabrielle: This sounds a little silly, but I was grocery shopping one afternoon when I passed by these gorgeous cream pumpkins, and the idea literally hit me! I wanted to style a Kinfolk-style diner party that was inspired by a mix of fall and winter: cranberries, pomegranates, lots of lush greenery, some birch wood, pumpkins, and antlers. I called up some wonderful friends of mine, and we scheduled the dinner for a week later. The wonderful vendors listed below came on board within days of the party, and delivered above and beyond my wildest dreams!

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The details and portraits were shot on film, and the dinner was shot on digital. The dinner meal was from Whole Foods. Champagne and pomegranate Italian soda were served with dinner. The dessert table blew my mind. The organic desserts made my Earth and Sugar tasted even better than they looked (which is almost unbelievable!!) Love in Vintage supplied 100% of the gorgeous rentals! Farm tables, chairs, candles, candle holders, gold silverware, cake stands, etc. Anthology Co. sent us the most stunning florals! She even threw in a breathtaking floral halo and some accessories for our pretty pony friend!

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Dessert list:
Panna Cotta topped with Pomegranate Seeds
Rustic Cranberry Walnut Bread
Miniature Vanilla Cake
Plum and Berry Galette
Chocolate Macarons
Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins
Honey and Apple Mascarpone Tart

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Shoot Location: West Palm Beach, FL / Photographer: Melanie Gabrielle / Floral Design: Anthology Co. / Caterer: Whole Foods / Desserts: Earth and Sugar / Rentals: Love in Vintage

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

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Christmas Woodland Inspiration

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Oh holiday season, how we love thee so. It’s the time of year when we’re drawn to woodsy settings, deep reds, and snowy romance – all of which can be found in this styled shoot sent over by Callie Hobbs Photography. Let’s all make a nice mug of marshmallow-y cocoa and take in this beauty, shall we?

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From the photographer, Callie Hobbs: I fell in love with this shoot before it even started. We planned it knowing there would mostly likely be snow and that was thrilling to us. The morning started with a necessary change in location due to weather conditions, however, Utah is such a beautiful place it was easy to find another dreamy spot. The snow falling and pine tree combination created a magical feeling of romance without us even having to try.

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I kept a crisp, colorful look to the photos as we aimed to keep the decor elegant with the classic pops of red, green, and gold adding neutrals to the palette to keep it sweet and simple. The couple was amazing! Lydia and Dallas. They were beautiful, classy, and the perfect fit for our shoot. Lydia’s look was just what we had envisioned from the flow of her dress to her rose gold ring all the way to her long brunette hair that wholly showed off the headpiece beautifully created by E-flowers. We wanted to show the variation of this wintry look by dressing it up with the fur jacket or keeping it casual with the flannel button down.

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Shoot Location: Salt Lake City, UT / Photographer: Callie Hobbs Photography / Florist: E-Flowers / Wedding Dress: custom made by Sharon in Logan, Utah (no website) / Fur Jacket: H&M / Hair and Makeup: Cami at King’s Road Salon Collective / Wedding Cake: Once Upon a Cake Co. / Cupcakes and Cannolis: One Sweet Slice

Festive Christmas Celebration Shoot

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Arina B Photography

Arina Borodina and Love Sweet Love Weddings & Events recently teamed up for their first styled shoot together, with a shared vision of a rustic glam Christmas. With deep red and burgundy floral design from Emlily Floral and accents of gold and forest green, this shoot definitely has us feeling the holiday spirit.

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From the shoot designer, Nichelle of Love Sweet Love Weddings & Events: I think it was fate that Arina and I met. We were both looking to do a styled shoot, and my concept was to do a Christmas styled shoot because I love Christmas! It just so happened that she wanted to do a Christmas shoot! She and I collaborated on ideas we had for the shoot and we came up with what ended up being a rustic glam Christmas. I wanted to use a deep red color because I feel it looks so romantic and green because that’s the color that completely reminds me of all things Christmas. I decided to use touches of white to incorporate the idea of “snow” and I also thought gold would be a great accent color (especially because it is one of my favorite colors!) Once we had our ideas put together, Arina and I searched out our vendors and got extremely lucky with the ones we found!

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McCormick Home Ranch in Camarillo became the perfect spot for our shoot with its green & white house and abundance of trees on the property, and Sally McCormick was so kind and easy to work with at her property. Patricia of the Vintage Owl was so amazing, she said we could use any piece we wanted to use for our shoot, and she definitely had some incredible pieces. I wanted a great lounge area and the gold couch she had fit perfectly with this shoot. To accent the lounge area, she had a great sled, so we decide to wrap presents to put alongside the couch. I had the inspiration to do a “hot chocolate” set-up because it’s the perfect winter drink. For the dessert table, I wanted to do a neat backdrop, so I made sparkly gold pine cones and strung them from the pine tree the dessert table was sitting under.

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I worked with Ali from The Sugar Lab on creating a gorgeous rustic glam two-tiered cake; it turned out even prettier than I could have imagined! I also asked her if she could do mini pies because in my opinion, pie is the quintessential holiday dessert. Ali willingly obliged despite never having made mini pies before, though you would never know because the mini pies were a huge hit at the shoot! As far as florals, I wanted something that was super romantic and Emily from Emlily Florals made everything exactly as I had imagined. The wreaths she made went perfectly with the Christmas theme and were a great accent for the vintage doors for the “ceremony”. My favorites pieces though, were the stunning bouquet and the bridal wreath crown. For the invitations, menus, and escort cards, I worked with Erin of Erin Snyder Designs to create a design that went with the rustic theme and incorporated a little bit of gold in there to make it “glam”. Arina and I pulled this all together in a month and everything turned out even better than I had dreamed! I am so thankful for the amazing group of people I had the opportunity to work with on this shoot!

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View the behind-the-scenes film from the shoot here:

Shoot Location: Camarillo, CA / Photographer: Arina Borodina / Design and Coordination: Love Sweet Love Weddings & Events / Floral Design: Emlily Floral / Venue: McCormick Home Ranch / Wedding Dress: Mermaid Bride / Hair: Sarah Gossett (sarahjgossett @ gmail.com) / Makeup: Anamarie Rowe (anamarie.rowe @ yahoo.com) / Dessert: The Sugar Lab / Rentals: The Vintage Owl / Invitations: Erin Snyder Designs / Video: Zach Churchill

DIY State Ornament Tags

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This DIY that Anniemade created for us is great for both weddings and for the holidays coming up! These DIY state tags can be used as Christmas ornaments or wedding favors, and can be made any in state or other shape that strikes your fancy.

From Annie of Anniemade: Deceptively easy and practical to enjoy long after your big day, these tags are made from kids air-dry clay. You can simply customize with any cookie-cutter in your own state – or if you’re from two different states, make both! We’ll even show you how they can be favor thank you tags, gift tags, and escort cards for your reception. Moreover, they can also go on to become great ornaments for your friends and family to enjoy at the holidays.

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Here’s what you need:

– State-shaped Cookie Cutter (you can find many more states here)
– 5 lb tub of Crayola Air-Dry Clay (makes approximately 20 ¼” x 5” CA-shaped tags)
– Foam brush
– Gold acrylic paint (ours is Martha Stewart Yellow Gold)
– Bamboo Skewer
– Jute string or thin ribbon
– Parchment Paper
– Rolling pin

To add text layer:
– Graphite Transfer Paper (ours from Amazon)
– Pencil with eraser
– Painter’s Tape
– Regular computer paper
– Extra Fine Tip Black Paint Pen

Step 1: Play with the Clay

Set parchment paper out on a flat, hard surface like your dining or kitchen table.

Open your clay container and grab the approximate amount of large avocado. Roughly shape it in your hands into a ball that somewhat resembles the shape of your state.

Set the clay ball down on the parchment and use a rolling pin to roll the clay to a ¼” thickness or so. Our clay was sticky so we recommend rolling the pin very fast so it doesn’t get caught up on the roller.

If you’re making a bunch, you could roll out a much bigger rectangle of clay to be cut the same way you would cut a bunch of cookies from a large piece of dough.

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Step 2: Cutting your state

Set your cookie cutter down on your flattened clay ball and push down firmly. Carefully peel away the excess clay around the cutter and place back in your clay container to use later.

While the clay is still in the cutter, use the flat end of your bamboo skewer to create a hole (where the string will eventually go) near the top of your state shape. Make sure the hole pushes cleanly through.

Then carefully press the clay out of the cookie cutter. If you get fingerprints on the piece, you can smooth them out using a few dabs of water.

Repeat for as many tags as you’d like to make in a batch. Set the shapes out on parchment and allow to dry for 2-3 days.

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Step 3: Painting & Finishing your state

Set your gold paint and cover your now-dry white clay shapes. You can paint right on the parchment paper. We painted just the front of ours but you could paint both sides if you so chose.

When the paint has dried, cut a length of jute string or thin ribbon about 6-7 inches long. Fold it over on itself once and then use the pointed end of the bamboo skewer to push the ribbon through the hole you left in the clay state. Push, do not twist the skewer, as twisting can remove some of the gold paint.

Once pulled through, slide the open ends of the jute through the loop and your tag is ready to go!

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Step 4: Adding Text

We added some rustic text using a graphite transfer method and a black paint pen. We measured the size of the space for text (about 1.5” x 3.5”) and typed our messages and names, such as “thank you.” The font is a free Google Web Font – IM Fell.

We printed this on computer paper as our template which we used painter’s tape to adhere to the gold tag.

Between the tag and the paper template, we slid a small piece of graphite transfer paper. Graphite paper is basically just a giant sheet of colored pencil that adheres when you push down on it- making it a great tool to transfer / trace any image or text.

Once the graphite (dark side touching the gold tag) is in place, use a pencil to press down firmly and trace each of the letters. When you finish, remove the paper and the graphite and you’ll have markings left for you to trace with a black paint pen.

When the paint pen dries, carefully use the pencil’s eraser to remove any visible graphite lines and you’re done! You can also use pre-set rubber stamps if you’re making larger quantities.

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Have fun! You can make these as escort cards hanging from manzanita branches, as place cards with guests’ names on them, as favors, as tags for packaginging… no matter how you customize them, you can display these as escort cards or favors on an intricate tree of Manzanita branches, for guests to take off each branch. Or for the holidays, go all out and place them on a Christmas tree!

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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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Tropical Holiday Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Jonathan Connolly

As beautiful as snow-topped trees are (and we certainly never tire of looking at them), we know that ‘winter holiday’ doesn’t exactly translate to visions of snowmen and scarves everywhere. Happily, Miranda of Sugar(ed) Event Design and Planning and Jonathan Connolly Photography are here to show us how more tropical climates approach the holiday season!

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From the event stylist, Miranda of Sugar(ed) Event Design and Planning: Living in South Florida, sometimes the “typical” holiday decor feels a little out of place. When it’s 80 degrees outside, pinecones and red berries don’t really work! I was inspired by the concept of a tropical holiday wedding–lush green vegetation, a fabulous outdoor setting, twinkling lights and lots of sparkle. Casa Carby was the perfect setting, a charming guest house in the heart of Miami with a beautiful terrace and unique decor. Taking my cues from the slightly unkempt allure of a sultry tropical garden, the tablescape incorporated lots of wild green foliage in addition to bold flowers and tropical fruits (gilded, to add extra oomph!), gold flatware and patterned china.


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Tropical flavors inspired the signature drinks and the coconut-crusted wedding cake. The bridal fashion was chosen as a radiant contrast to the setting. The bride dazzled in two distinct sequined floor-length gowns and glittery emerald jewelry, perfect for catching the twinkling lights. We created a beautifully simple ceremony backdrop by dangling strands of lights from a long tree branch. The lights provided a soft glow, lighting up the faces of the bride and groom and reflecting off the water. A sparkler-topped cake was a fun way to add to the festive atmosphere and gave the night a little extra glow.


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Shoot Location: Miami, FL / Event Design, Floral Design and Styling: Sugar(ed) Event Design and Planning / Photographer: Jonathan Connolly Photography / Shoot Venue: Casa Carby / Wardrobe, Hair and Makeup Styling: Hot Pink Style / Ceremony Dress: Adrianna Papell via Bloomingdales Boca Raton / Reception Dress: Tadashi Shoji via Bloomingdales Boca Raton / Earrings and Rings: LBP Collection / Cuff: Shiroiy D. Cama / Wedding Cake: Enchanting Creations / Stationery, Paper Goods, and Calligraphy: Makewells

French Mod Dinner Party

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Can you believe it’s already nearing the end of December? In the midst of all our party planning, outfit arranging, and gift wrapping, we’re always happy to see some fantastic ideas — just like the ones seen in this styled shoot from Melanie Caskey and Sarah Donovan of The Stationery Bakery. The pops of tangerine, silver glitter, and rich pinks are sure to please — and don’t you just love the curling ribbon chandelier made by Sweet Sunday Events?

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From the photographer and stylist, Melanie Caskey: Our inspiration came from a desire to create an elegant but quirky winter wedding styled shoot suited for a New Years’ celebration.


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The styling was a team effort between Sarah Donovan with The Stationery Bakery and myself. The inspiration came from a shared passion for vintage detail and retro flair. What started with a few elegant French accents to dress up the dinner table and dessert display, turned into silver highlights of sequins and tinsel to play up our wintery New Years theme. To further portray a playful mood we utilized orange and pink components whose inspiration came from our love of mod detail. In order to keep a quirky touch we hand selected our dishes and small animal statues from local vintage stores, even our dress was rented from a well known boutique.


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We incorporated a DIY seating arrangement using printed materials from The Stationery Bakery and supplies available from any craft store. The retro chandelier was created out of curling ribbon and made by another local vendor, Sweet Sunday Events.


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Melanie Caskey / Styling: Melanie Caskey + Sarah Donovan of The Stationery Bakery / Stationery: The Stationery Bakery / Decor: Sweet Sunday Events / Makeup: Divaz Fabula / Florist: Gypsy Floral and Events / Wedding Cake: Blue Note Bakery / Desserts: La Patisserie by Luxe Sweets

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

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Texan Christmas Wedding

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This wedding is the very definition of a girl’s heaven, complete with glittery golds and pink galore. Kacie and Jonathan stayed true to their Texan roots, but also wanted a Christmas wedding. And what a fun holiday wedding they had! Shot by Luke and Cat Photography, you will find inspiration from end to end.

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From the bride, Kacie: Jonathan and I have both always had a huge love and fascination for all things Christmas. It was a no-brainer for the both of us when deciding when to have the wedding, we immediately knew it had to be in December. Since I was little, one Christmas tree was never enough in our household, so when it came time for a wedding ‘theme’ I was super excited to break out my massive collection of trees, vintage Shiny Brite ornaments and tinsel. To me- the more the merrier with decorations. I was literally hanging tinsel in the barn to the very last minute, my mom had to tell me to get off the ladder and get dressed! We wanted our venue to be cozy and feel like home, and Rachel Ashwell’s The Prairie does just that.

A lot of thought went into choosing our songs, and we changed them several times. For the ceremony music, we wanted something upbeat and fun, so of course Sonny & Cher and The Beach Boys were a must!

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My advice for future couples is to just relax! No matter how much you stress over every little detail, something will always change, so just go with it! As long as you’re married by the end of the day, then your wedding was a success. Just be thankful for the love that you both share, and focus on that. I promise no one will notice that your napkins are a different shade of ivory from the plates!

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From Cat of Luke and Cat Photography: Kacie and Jonathan planned the cutest little Texas Christmas wedding you ever did see! Shabby chic Christmas, to be exact! The bride’s rowdy personal style came to life with her vision for the wedding day. The venue, The Prairie, is the creative outlet of shabby chic royalty, Rachel Ashwell. Handpainted signs and Christmas trees greeted the guests as they took the drive down the dirt road that leads to the property.

A basic white wedding dress just wouldn’t do for a bride like Kacie – so she hired a custom designer to make her dream dress come to life. The ruffled ombre pink gown was accentuated at the waist with a hot pink leather belt, and the bride wore her version of high heels – pink cowboy boots! No traditional flowers would do for a DIY expert like Kacie, so she made all the flowers herself by hand dying coffee filters various shades of pink. The bouquets were wrapped with antique found tassel and the boutonnières were accentuated with dyed (by the bride) mint colored felt ‘leaves’ and antique lace.

After being married outdoors at sunset underneath palm tree’s, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour (and custom koozies designed by the bride herself) in the courtyard area. As the newlyweds entered the reception, guests lined up and showered them with fake snow for their grand entrance through hot pink candy canes. The Prairie’s open air Pearl Barn’s vintage wallpaper, wooden floor, chandeliers, and tin roof were treated like a too-good-to-be-true canvas for the reception décor. Each table had unique linens and a different centerpiece of Christmas décor – ranging from vintage to classic. Highlights included funky hot pink trees, stuffed reindeer, tinsel, and every color Christmas ornament under the sky. Because no one should leave a Christmas party without a favor, the guests all grabbed a take-home favor of pink cotton candy.

Location: Round Top, Texas / Photography: Luke and Cat Photography / Ceremony + Reception Location: The Prairie, Round / Top, Texas / Flowers: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co. / Cinematographer: Michael Wyatt / Cake Artist: Becky Krenek (bc_becky@hotmail.com) / Entertainment : Kevin Schmidt / Wedding Dress: Custom made from Ouma by Monique Sandoval / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Target / Custom Koozie’s with Original Artwork By the Bride and Produced by her company Rowdy Maui / Catering: Mikeska’s Barbecue / Bride’s Cowboy Boots: Custom made; Black Jack Boots via Tim’s Boots / Tuxedos: Mens Wearhouse

Pink San Francisco Christmas Wedding

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If you’re a fan of pink, then just settle right in and prepare yourself for this wonder from The Goodness! Erica and Andrew’s wedding is a shining example of all things pink and sparkly with heaping touches of Mexican tradition. Pair up all these beauties with crafty and bright paper goods from The Goodness, and you’ve got a Christmas wedding we’re just wild about!

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From the bride, Erica: Andrew and I had been together for 11 years before we married and were thrilled to be making it official. In the Mexican culture weddings are a major rite of passage, so getting those Catholic and Mexican parts of the ceremony right was critical. Our mass included the lasso (mine was pink, of course), the arras (coins), and the bouquet to the Virgin Mary (which I made).

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Andrew and I don’t get to share holidays with all of our family every year (most of my family lives in Los Angeles), so more than anything we wanted to create a wedding weekend that felt like Christmas. The kind we wish we could have every year: church (of course), a huge dinner, dancing, music, and fun. Being the Type A gal that I am and being an Studio Art Major in college I could not help but see our event as one giant meticulously organized art project. Creating an emotional reaction with your audience is the biggest high for an artist, so hearing Ooooh’s and Aaaah’s was paramount. I envisioned a vintage pink Christmas that sparkled and glowed visually and for our guests was delicious, elegant, memorable, fun and most important personal.

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San Francisco wedding planning was exciting — the entire city is a photo op; however, as a hands-on kind of person I was afraid I was going to hand over control to a total stranger at some hotel, but we were able to find a location and vendors that helped us keep it personal. We chose the Century Club because we could have the building to ourselves, make it our own, and most importantly choose our own vendors (florist, DJ, caterer, etc). Andrew and I are foodies, it was critical that we choose our own menu and our caterer (a family friend) created a dazzling Christmas menu with OUR favorites. We had an amuse bouche of shrimp and lime sauce, a beet and goat cheese salad, and a duel entry of turkey mashed potatoes steak and faro dressing with cranberry sauce and parsnips. Griselda was fabulous, she even cut beets into the shape of hearts for our “Heart Beets” goat cheese salad. Our cake was a gorgeous and delicious with pink butter cream icing with gold glitter and my parents wedding topper.

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Although we wanted a vintage Christmas theme we didn’t want green and red. Pink was our color, the uplighting made our vision come to life and keeping the banquet room door closed during the cocktail hour made for a dramatic reveal for our guest as they Oooh’ed and Aaah’ed while entering the glowing room to Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory song “Pure Imagination.” Our most important choice however had to have been our photographers, The Goodness, who besides being amazing photographers create equally beautiful stationary. They helped elevate our visions from homemade to polished showstoppers, and allowed me to be myself every step of the way. They even created a logo for our wedding which we lovingly plastered on everything from mailing labels, water bottles, to the welcome bags we provided at the hotel.

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San Francisco can get foggy all year long and in December forgetaboutit! But on December 3, 2011 it could not have been more beautiful, sunny clear skies set the stage for a magical day. I walked the aisle with my father to a cantor singing Ave Maria which echoed in the gorgeous and historical church. We were photographed at the Palace of Fine Arts and Crissy Field with the Golden Gate Bridge in the back ground, all places which have been in so many of my childhood memories as well as my memories as a couple. Our families made the day everybit as meaningful, memorable, complete with dance offs and hilarious photo booth pictures. The whole day felt like the most magnificent and lovely Pink Christmas imaginable.

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Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Wedding Photographer, Stationery, and Paper Goods: The Goodness / Ceremony Venue: St. Ignatius Church / Reception Venue: Century Club of California / Wedding Flowers: Laurel Designs / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: BCBG / Bride’s Necklace: J. Crew / Hair: Drybar San Francisco / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Macy’s / Groom’s Suit: English Laundry at Nordstrom / Groom’s Tie: Ben Sherman / Wedding Caterer: Griselda’s Catering / Wedding Cake: Two for Two Cakes / Chocolate Fountain: Chocolate Fountains Delite / DJ and Photobooth: Denon & Doyle / Crepe Paper: Castle in the Air / Officiant: Fr. Al Grosskopf, S.J.

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Gift Box Ideas: For Dads

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This next gift idea created by Michelle Edgemont is Sunday morning wrapped in a basket. It’s such a sweet, yet surefire way to please anyone who loves to read the news along with a good cup of coffee!

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From Michelle Edgemont: Today, let’s talk about dads. When I was a kid, I remember my dad would drink a lot of coffee and watch a lot of news, which at the time I thought was boring. Now, I ride the train with the strongest coffee I can find while reading the New York Times on iphone. The perfect gift package for anyone, especially dads, who appreciate a dash of news, strong coffee, and a delicious snack in the morning. For this gift package I included a coffee mug, strong coffee beans, a coffee spoon, biscotti, and a homemade gift card for the New York Times. Print out the gift tag and the homemade gift card for your personal use. To keep with the newspaper theme, I lined a black, metal basket with the Sunday edition of the Times. Before placing the items in the basket, crumble up a few pages of the newspaper to fill in the bottom and lift up all those great, little gift items.

#001: striped mug from Target, #002 newspaper subscription of your choice or a gift card to Kindle, #003 his favorite coffee, #004 coffee spoon from Pier 1, #005 biscotti

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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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Gift Box Ideas: For the Boys

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This one is for the boys! Drink kits would also make great hostess gifts, just mix and match your favorite cocktail ingredients. From Michelle Edgemont: This thoughtful and personalized gift package includes a rocks glass, initial drink stirrers, a miniature can of soda, and a miniature bottle of Maker’s Mark. Miniature versions of anything are my favorite. This is a gift box that will get any party started.

To build the package, first print out the labels on kraft sticker paper. It’s your lucky day because these labels are available to you for FREE for your personal use. To make the initial stirrers, cut out the rectangles from the kraft sticker paper and fold around a wooden stirrer. Use a black pen to hand draw your friend’s initial on one side of the flag. Hand drawn details really give this gift package a personalized touch.

Use a glossy, black box and natural crinkle paper filler as packaging. Try other soda and liquor combinations to create different varieties of this fun gift. Sprite & Vodka or Tonic & Gin would be cool alternatives.



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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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Gift Box Ideas: For Your Girls

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This week Michelle Edgemont will be sharing gift box ideas for everyone in your wedding. Just in time for the holidays, or plenty of time to prep a little something for everyone who is helping you plan leading up to your wedding day! Scroll down to download your very own Sparkle & Shine labels.

From Michelle: Yep, this was my favorite gift package to put together. It’s filled with glittery, glitzy, and bubbly items that I know I would love to receive. Gift your bridesmaids with a super fun package of shiny items that they can use to jazz up everyday outfits. Don’t forget the individual cans of pink champagne! Perfect for getting NYE party started or toasting you on your wedding day.

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Included in the bridesmaid’s gift package are shimmery eye shadow, glitter nail polish, a metallic Ban.do pouf, can of champagne, and sparkly hair clips. I used a round, white tin that I first filled with white, crinkle paper and gold tinsel which can be found at craft stores.

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Those multi colored sparkle hairclips were purchased from a neighborhood pharmacy. An easy tip to make inexpensive, store bought accessories look more personalized is to re-package them onto your own homemade tags. So easy and so much better. With this sparkle and shine gift package, all of your best girlfriends will look extra glittery for the holiday season!
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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Newlywed Christmas Shoot

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If you spend a lot of time on Pinterest like we do, you might just recognize this duo! After the success of last year’s newlywed shoot and their Christmas-light-wrapped engaged photos, Bobby and Kaylee decided to repeat history with an incredibly festive new shoot with Haley Sheffield. We love the shots of the white vintage Love Bug stacked high with Christmas presents, and not to mention Kaylee incredible gold sequin dress!

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Shoot Location: Macon, GA / Photographer: The Photography of Haley Sheffield / Venue: Morgan View Farm / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Gold Dress: ASOS / Cardigan: American Eagle / Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden / Necklace: Francesca’s / Groom’s Suit and Shoes: H&M / Groom’s Shirt: Zara / Hair: Dani Pennone / Makeup: Sarah Elisabeth Makeup Artistry / Wedding Cake: LisaMae Cakes

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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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Intimate Christmas Wedding

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Matthew Moore‘s brother, Ryan and his wife Clairissa are such a lucky couple. They not only got to have amazing photographers for their wedding day, but Matthew and Katie also helped them plan their Christmas wedding. Being on a tight budget, luck strikes again when they found a gorgeous venue for 200 dollars. We just love their ornament guest book idea. So sweet and perfect for a holiday wedding!

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From Katie Moore of Matthew Moore Photography: Ryan proposed to Clairissa in the fall of last year. The two of them wanted a short engagement and were on a very limited budget. So when they came to Matthew and I (Ryan is Matthew’s baby brother), very open to ideas, we knew just the place. We had come across the old Chataqua Theatre in Waxahachie TX a while back when scouting out shoot locations. The moment we stepped inside, we knew we would have to get someone we knew to have their wedding there! Its a beautiful 100 year old community theatre that is spilling at the seams with charm. It also helped that the fee to hold and event there was only 200.00! We couldn’t believe it! Small towns are the best for finding hidden gems for a great deal! From there the next thing decided was to have a “holiday wedding”.

There is no time of year that is more special and has more of a buzz in the air than the holidays! December 15th it was. We decided to have a holiday wedding with all of the decor, music, and food to go along with it! Most of the decor was done with fresh pine garland, christmas lights, red velvet ribbon and candles. Very easy on the budget, pine garland is only a few dollars a foot, so there was plenty to play with. The one splurge in the budget that was worth every single penny was all of the Signage done by Amy Heitman. They had such a huge impact and just pulled everything together. For the food, they did all holiday desserts and drinks. Think cider, hot cocoa and lots of home made deserts from family members. Clairissa had tons of people that baked and lent old silver and dishes and helped put up decorations. It was so appropriate, having so many people that love this young couple doing little things here and there so that they could have a day as special as theirs was. Old Christmas tunes played all evening and the buzz in the air was so sweet and charming.

Venue: The Chautauqua Theater, Waxahachie TX / Photography: Matthew Moore Photography / Signage and invitations: Amy Heitman / Veil and Dress: Matthew Moore Photography / Flowers: Happily Ever Flowers / Musicians: Richard and Vicki Blackwell

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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Palms Springs Christmas Wedding

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When Yuna Leonard showed us this wedding they shot, we squealed with glee! Phil and Sasheen met in London 15 years ago, and tied the knot sunny Palm Springs at Elvis’ Honeymoon Estate, where he lived with Priscilla during their first year of marriage. So add Palms Springs and Elvis to a Christmas theme, and what do you get? Pure vintage bliss. Their vintage Christmas inspiration was carried throughout with silver and pink, that was also translated onto gorgeous florals designed by Sugar Branch Events. Don’t miss the adorable highlight film from Hello Super 8 at the end.


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From the photographer, Yuna Leonard: Phil + Sasheen chose an classic and authentic vintage, mid-century style in as the setting for their wedding, Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway Estate, Palm Springs. They adore all things 50s-60s and their wedding was full of their characters. The love story began in London where Sasheen met Phil and fell in love. The bride’s dress was from 1961 and the grooms suit was from the same era and Palm Springs just oozes the mid-century design aesthetic that they live and love. The wedding colors are baby pink and silver {A vintage Christmas theme!} There were only 36 guests. Close families and best friends. Very intimate and very special. These lovebirds rock the day!

Below it reads: The miracle of Christmas and the magic of True Love bring joy to our lives”

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Sasheen & Philip's super true vintage wedding Elvis Honeymoon House, Palm Springs, CA

Phil and Sasheen are lovely. Both soft spoken and incredibly warm as individuals, together they are even more welcoming and kind. They have been together since 1997, so needless to say their families were overjoyed when they announced they were finally engaged! The couple reside in the Bay Area but decided on a mini destination wedding in sunny Palm Springs. Sasheen and Phil are huge music fans (Phil especially loves Elvis), so it seemed only natural that they tie the knot at the Elvis Honeymoon Estate where Elvis and Priscilla spent their first year of marriage.


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Sasheen & Philip's super true vintage wedding Elvis Honeymoon House, Palm Springs, CA

Marveling at all the old rock and roll memorabilia, Sasheen and Phil felt instantly connected to the mid-century estate and wanted a wedding that reflected their individual styles and paid homage to the iconic rock and roll legend… The owner of the bakery where they ordered their cake recommended a pastor to officiate their wedding, and as fate would have it, after they met with him, Phil remembered that he had played in a band with Pastor Chad 20 years ago in London! It was meant to be! The whole wedding was a complete genuine reflection of Sasheen and Phil and we wish them all the happiness as they continue their lives together.


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Sasheen & Philip's super true vintage wedding Elvis Honeymoon House, Palm Springs, CA

Sasheen & Philip's super true vintage wedding Elvis Honeymoon House, Palm Springs, CA

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Do yourself a favor and watch the video Hello Super 8. It’s a winner.

Wedding Vendors (Palm Springs, CA):

Wedding Venue: Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway Estate / Wedding Photographer: Yuna Leonard Photography / Wedding Coordination and Floral Design: Sugar Branch Events / Wedding Dress and Bride’s Shoes: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: Vintage / Wedding Cake: Deborah Quinn of Pastry Swan / Videographer: Megan Hill of Hello Super 8

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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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Vermont Christmas Wedding

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We adore this Winter Wedding for its ability to tie in the holiday spirit without coming across as overly “themey.” Niurka and Eric married right before Christmas last year, and welcomed their guests into the festivities with holiday songs played by Vermont’s own Symphony Orchestra. Love. A huge thank you to Morgan Trinker for these photographs and Niurka for sharing their story with us!

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From the bride, Niurka: My husband is very fashion forward and chic. My style is vintage inspired all the way. We wanted to incorporate both of these styles for our day, but also create a general atmosphere of playfulness. Our wedding day was a big tribute to the many children who attended as well as the kid in all of our hearts – ice skating and snow fights followed the reception, skiing and snowboarding filled most of our weekend, and, of course, we had a very A-list celebrity pop in for a visit – jolly old Saint Nick. It’s hard to tell who was more excited when he walked in, the kids or the adults! We also paid tribute to our nearest and dearest time and time again. We surprised Eric’s sister by using her recipe of Coquito (Latin American eggnog) as our signature drink. In honor of our immigrant parents and in the holiday spirit, for favors, we chose granola made by the non profit organization Hot Bread Kitchen whose proceeds benefit immigrant women and families. Our wedding centerpieces we redonated to a local senior citizen’s home for their annual holiday party. We really wanted to embrace and share the Holiday spirit in every way.

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When I think of our wedding, I think of phrases like Old Americana, Winter Wonderland, Christmas Cheer, and Latin spice. The color theme for our ceremony was navy, deep purple, and silver – very wintry. Our reception site was green, red, and gold – it was all about the Holidays.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice to brides and grooms is to imagine their wedding day from the point of view of the guest via all five senses. Imagine what guests will see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. For guests, the most fun weddings are those where the reception or cocktail hour immediately follows the ceremony and where driving between the ceremony and reception site is kept to a minimum, so don’t be afraid to get the portraits out of the way before the ceremony. Once Eric and I started picturing our wedding day from the guest’s view, we realized the first thing we wanted our guests to see when they walked in was a friendly smile from one of the incredible folks at the Round Barn, and we wanted them to taste some fresh apple cider. We realized after walking in from the cold, the warmth of the cider would be comforting, and we wanted them to hear some great Christmas tunes right from the start, so we instructed our ceremony musicians (the string quartet from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra) to start playing just before the first guest walked in. All this worked, many friends told us our wedding day felt like Christmas morning.


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Wedding Songs:
Bridal Party Processional: “Yellow,” Coldplay
Bride’s Processional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
Groom & Bride First Dance: “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien,” Marc Anthony
Bride and Father of the Bride Dance: “De Nina a Mujer,” Julio Iglesias
Groom and Mother of the Groom Dance: “Veronica,” Cristian Castro
The Groom also did a special Dance with his sister, our DJ played Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up”

From the photographer, Morgan: Niurka and Eric were married in snowy Vermont last December, right before Christmas. I absolutely fell in love with the whole idea of the wedding from the first moment Niurka described their vision to me: one part winter wonderland, one part Norman Rockwell meets Tim Burton, one part intimate family affair. They chose the Round Barn Inn as the central location for the weekend’s festivities, which included a morning ceremony and a delicious brunch and dancing in the barn, followed by an afternoon of ice skating and an evening spent sharing drinks and good memories with friends and family. The whole day was magical, from the picture perfect snowy setting, to Santa and Mrs. Claus, who made an appearance at the brunch, to Niurka’s show-stopping gown and fur wrap, to the energetic Latin band who played as guests enjoyed holiday-inspired brunch treats. A winter wonderland wedding, indeed!

Wedding vendors (Waitsfield, VT):

Wedding Venue: The Inn at the Round Barn Farm / Wedding Photographer: Morgan Trinker / Event Designer: Luli Meets Tulle / Wedding Dress: Christos “Sutton” / Wedding Shoes: Pour la Victoire / Bride’s Reception Veil: Agnes Hart / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale / Groom’s Suit: Theory / Groomsmen’s Suits: J. Crew / Wedding Flowers: The Blue Toad / Bride’s Hair: Kerry Armstrong / Bride’s Makeup: Jamie Dragon / Ceremony Music: Vermont Symphony Orchestra / Reception Music: Grupo Sabor / Wedding Videography: Monachetti Cinematography / Wedding Invitations: Sheena Powers of BagLady Designs / Master of Ceremony: Favors and More

Christmas Proposal Shoot

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This Airstream proposal shoot from Cedarwood Weddings is such a sweet idea for a weekend getaway right before the holidays. If you dream of an intimate Christmas proposal, this one is for you. Guys, take note!


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christmas proposal shoot by q avenue photo

christmas proposal shoot by q avenue photochristmas proposal shoot by q avenue photo

christmas proposal shoot by q avenue photo

christmas proposal shoot by q avenue photochristmas proposal shoot by q avenue photo

christmas proposal shoot by q avenue photo

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From Linda at Cedarwood Weddings: A sweet proposal at Cedarwood’s Vintage Airstream, decked out in holiday cheer. Our daring groom-to-be uses this shiny American icon to create an ambiance of whimsy, love and adventure that make it impossible for his girl to say no. Heirloom Christmas decorations, stadium blankets, Coca Cola and a ring dangling from a fir tree help this lovely session sparkle with seasonal fun!

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Wedding Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Photographer: Brad and Jen Butcher of Q Avenue Photo / Event Styling and Decor: Cedarwood Design Team

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Christmas Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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I am taking off a bit early today to spend the day with my husband (and running to the grocery store, wish me luck!), but I wanted to leave you with this Christmas table shoot styled by Courtney Spencer of Merriment Events. She teamed up with none other than Janie Medley Flora/ The Bride’s Cafe for floral arrangements, calligraphy by Pretty Pen Jen, pastries by Sweetest Thing Bakery and shot by Katie Stoops. The music sheets, kraft paper, mercury glass and the mix of metallics make for such a gorgeous look. Plus, who doesn’t love anemones?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll be back on Monday. Happy Holidays!

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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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Crafty Christmas Engagement Session

Engagement Sessions

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‘Tis the season to show your love in fun and creative ways! Or so is the case for Elsie and Jeremy, a too-cute couple who were recently snapped by photographer Sarah Rhodes for their engagement photos. This is a perfect example of using the engagement photos as an opportunity to showcase your personalities and, well, your gosh-darn adorableness. Elsie is the crafty maven behind Red Velvet and Jeremy is an amazing singer/songwriter in Springfield, Missouri. Enjoy!

holiday indoor home engagement photos

holiday indoor home engagement photos

holiday indoor home engagement photos

holiday indoor home engagement photos

holiday indoor home engagement photos

holiday indoor home engagement photos

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You can tell that they had a total blast putting together this shoot. A big thanks to photographer Sarah Rhodes for sending these over! Congratulations, Elsie and Jeremy- can’t wait to see the wedding!