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Modern Romance Inspiration with Pops of Jewel Tones

Wedding Design

This wedding inspiration editorial has everything: a stunning backdrop that could double as fine art, an impromptu boudoir session, and a lovely modern grey tablescape with flashes of deep plum. It’s all so brilliant and we’re so thrilled Jillian Rose Photography snapped it all. Ede by Jacqueline was smitten by the location of the shoot and knew the exact direction to go to complement the outdoor space, highlighting the delightful architectural features. Autumn Vine Design thought to pair the various shades of blue with shades of purple, and it was such a swell move since the floral arrangements stick out so beautifully amidst all of the design elements.

boudoir session - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

From the event planner, Ede by Jacqueline: The venue itself was so incredibly charming and unique. I loved Ebell’s high ceilings and unique chandeliers that were offering that outdoor feel. I thought having stronger jewel toned colors would pop in this space. Also, with Ebell’s stunning bridal suite, I knew I had to incorporate a soft and romantic boudoir session.

blue wedding invitations - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

bridal accessories - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding garter - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

boudoir ideas - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

A boudoir session doesn’t always have to be a separate day of shooting. Don’t hesitate to ask your photographer about getting some choice snapshots of you before the heyday of hair and makeup come around. Pick a great spot with nature lighting and wear your favorite lingerie and most importantly, relax and let the camera snap those natural smiles!

navy tuxedo jacket - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding ceremony venues - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

California wedding venues - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

During the planning process, I came across a stunning art piece made by Christine Olmstead and I knew I had to incorporate it in the shoot somehow. It was definitely not easy shipping it across the country, however I knew this would make this shoot come alive. I’ve become a fan of using stunning art pieces as backdrops for weddings, it can be so versatile and unique!

wedding photography - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

bride and groom - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

gray wedding tables - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

white and plum wedding flowers - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

rustic table numbers - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding tablescapes - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding menu - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

purple and white wedding centerpieces - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding bouquet - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding reception ideas - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

artistic wedding cakes - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

wedding fashion - photo by Jillian Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-ideas-with-pops-of-jewel-tones

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jillian Rose Photography

Coordination and Styling

Ede by Jacqueline

Floral Design

Autumn Vine Design

Venue

Ebell of Long Beach

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige

Wedding Shoes and Accessories

The Blushing Bird

Lingerie

BHLDN

Jewelry

Trumpet & Horn

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Beauty

Face It Sugar

Groom's Attire

Friar Tux

Wedding Cake

Love Cakes

Rentals

AFR Rentals

Tabletop Rentals

Dish Wish

Napkins

La Tavola Fine Linen

Backdrop

Christine Olmstead

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Heidi Davidson Design

Videography

James Pett Weddings

Model

Aaron Chinn

Woodland Garden Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Look no further if you’re in need of some wedding day inspiration that combines the beautiful woodland outdoors, stunning photos by Amberlee for Jessica Cooper Photography, and picture-perfect blooms by Larkspur Botanicals. This wedding, tucked away in the trees, has got the right amount of whimsy and romance and those two things have always gone so well together.

romantic wedding arbor - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

From the bride, Amory: My fiancé and I wanted to have a very intimate backyard wedding. We were going for a rustic yet simple style. The backyard was so gorgeous with lots of trees and greenery so we really wanted that to be a big part of the style.

groom's accessories - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

bridal accessories - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

solitaire wedding rings - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

Flower recipeEucalyptusdahliasgarden & spray roseslisianthus and wildflowers. I had a beautiful bouquet with ivories and touches of blush while the bridesmaid had ivory bouquets.

wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony chairs - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding party - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

rose petal ideas - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

mother of the bride dresses - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

rustic wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

lace wedding dress backs - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

Our day was romantic, fun and rustic. I went with a gold/blush color scheme. We had lots of DIY projects such as creating our seating chart. My father in law built the big piece of wood and stained it for us. Once that was done, my sister in law wrote all of the table numbers and guests names on our sign. It was one of my favorite pieces of the wedding. She also made our drink menu, ceremony sign and an “unplugged sign”. The unplugged sign was an important part for both my fiancé and I. We wanted people to really be there with us and share this special moment rather than on their phones.

We then shared our professional photos with our family & friends when we received them, which they loved. I created little cones with flower petals to have thrown once my husband and I walked out of the ceremony. I also created the table numbers. I bought lots of gold & blush picture frames and we wrote the table numbers inside of them. They were adorable and very easy to make.

wedding kiss - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

balloon wedding decor - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wooden seating chart - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding tables - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

bridesmaids bouquets - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

floral table runner - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding favors - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning your wedding is half the fun! It may get crazy and difficult but stay true to what you want. Everyone will be happy if you are happy. Some of my best memories besides the wedding, were planning it. Such as buying my dress with my mom, cake tasting etc.

table numbers - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding party - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

pink wedding details - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding signage - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

whimsical wedding cakes - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

sparkler exits - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery
Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “More than Words,” Extreme
Bridal Processional: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding
Recessional: “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
First Dance: “I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain (My husband had heard that song in the car when he was about 7 years old. He had told his nanny that would be his wedding song one day.)
We also played Endless Love by Lionel Richie which was my in-laws’ wedding song. It was their 20th anniversary so we played it for them and let them have a dance. It was a total surprise to them and such a great moment.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography - Associate Shooter, Amberlee Namini

Floral Design

Larkspur Botanicals

Venue

Private Residence

Wedding Dress

BHLDN "Adalynn"

Hairpiece

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Pin It Up & Pout

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Nordstrom

Groom and Groomsmen's Attire

J.Crew

Wedding Cake

My Daughter's Cakes

DJ

Sound Illusion DJs

Rentals

Big Dawg Party Rentals

Signage and Calligraphy

Diana Clarizio

Save-the-Dates and Wedding Invitations

Minted

Post-Processing

The Refined Union

Colorful Bohemian German Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

An outdoor boho chic wedding doesn’t always have to be in an earthy setting as Sarah and Martin’s vibrant Germany wedding proves. Expertly photographed by Ashley Ludaescher Photography, hosting a bohemian-style fête on the grounds of an impressive estate like this one in the equally-impressive German countryside is just as perfect! Choosing a palette with moody reds as the foundation, Love Circus transformed Sarah and Martin’s wedding venue into a hip location with the right amount of elegance from Ulrike Buchheim‘s floral designs. All of the different elements and trends harmonizing so well together has us gleaming with delight!

Germany wedding photographers - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

From the photographer, Ashley Ludaescher Photography: This wedding beautifully styled by Love Circus, was so much fun to photograph. With a bohemian garden theme, guests enjoyed the beautiful summer weather in Northern Germany on the stunning grounds of Schloss Herzfelde. Guests escaped the city and spent the weekend celebrating Sarah & Martin tying the knot after a decade together. From the flower crown station for the guests to create their own flower crowns, to the bride’s gorgeous Mira Zwillinger dress, the weekend was filled with beautiful touches and details. Sarah works in fashion and her dress purchased from Brown’s Bride in London fit her perfectly and matched the relaxed sophisticated vibe of the wedding weekend.

Germany wedding venues - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding handkerchiefs - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

blush colored wedding dresses - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

outdoor Germany wedding venues - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding arch - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

peach and red wedding flowers - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding ceremony readings - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

groom reading wedding vows - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

bridal recessional - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding lounge areas - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

boho wedding ideas - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

Mixing and matching wedding style ideas can be nerve-wracking, especially if the two or more ideas are complete polar opposites of one another. Opt for having luscious florals if you’re seeking out an elegant wedding and toss your more modern ideas in during cocktail hour, as seen here in Sarah and Martin’s fun and bohemian wedding lounge area. A huge tip for pulling the ideas off: be sure to keep the color choices consistent throughout your big day!

cocktail hour games - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

groom's tuxedo ideas - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

red flowers - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding reception tables - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding candle decor - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

bridesmaids dresses - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding photography - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

winter centerpieces - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

marquee lettering - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

simple wedding cakes - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding exit - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Event Design

Love Circus

Floral Design

Ulrike Buchheim

Floral Crowns

Kopflegenden

Venue

Schloss Herzefelde

Wedding Dress

Mira Zwillinger

Bridal Boutique

Brown's Bride

Groom's Attire

Dolce & Gabbana

Catering

Balthazar

Wedding Cake

Fräeulein Wild

Officiant

Dr. Silke Andrea Schuemmer

Elegant African-Inspired Mountain Wedding

Elegant Weddings

There’s something so beautiful about each wedding set against a mountain backdrop. Utah native Tyler Rye Photography captured Raynesha and Dominic’s beautiful day, and he documented all of the impressive decor by Forevermore Events and beautiful moments, even when the rain started pouring. With a strong desire to incorporate their African heritage throughout their wedding, bloomers flower & decor took cues from Raynesha and Dominic to use South Africa’s national flower and the latest hot bloom, king protea, in their arrangements. We could go on all day about this beautiful wedding but the pictures speak better for themselves.

elegant Utah weddings - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-african-inspired-mountain-wedding

From the bride, Raynesha: I wanted to be on top of world when I said forever. I wanted to capture the love and the way my husband looked at me in total admiration. I always wanted to get married in the mountains or somewhere outdoors because there is something so magical about nature. I envisioned a little bit of everything. I wanted touches of rich colors and gold to give a regal feel. I wanted to bring a small touch of African symbolism to celebrate our heritage. Our colors were blush, wine, and gold. Our theme was rustic elegance with a touch of African inspiration. My husband got crafty and decorated the broom we jumped over to commemorate an African-American tradition. He used burlap fabric from Michael’s which was wrapped at various stages up the handle with burgundy and gold ribbons from Ace Hardware using a hot glue gun and gold craft wire. Instead of pouring sand for unity, we used dirt from our childhood homes to join together and we plan on using that dirt to plant a tree at our first home.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Tyler Rye Photography

Wedding Planner and Wedding Invitations

Forevermore Events

Floral Designer

by bloomers flower & decor

Wedding Ceremony

Snow Canyon State Park

Wedding Reception and Catering

Cliffside Restaurant

Wedding Dress

Giada, Hayley Paige

Bridal Boutique

One Fine Day Bridal and Gown

Hair and Makeup

Sin City Makeup

Groom's Attire

ASOS

Wedding Cake

Sweet Cakes by Karen

Officiant

Whittney Murphy

Videography

Red Tie Cinema

Whimsical California Ranch Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Carlie Statsky

Ranch weddings are always so great if you want to catch a glimpse of whimsical inspiration, aren’t they? Today’s wedding and gorgeous images from Carlie Statsky brings with it some unparalleled outdoor wedding scenes; crazy-beautiful florals from Wild Child Flower with hard-to-miss, bursting pink dahlias; and just a bright and fun color palette so well-done by Beijos Events that works with all of the surrounding earthy greenery.

ranch wedding ideas - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-california-ranch-wedding
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Carlie Statsky

Event Planning and Styling

Beijos Events

Floral Designer

Wild Child Flower

Venue and Catering

Radonich Ranch, Vignette Events

Wedding Dress

Olvi's

Ring Bearer's Attire

J.Crew

Groom's Attire

Hugo Boss

Wedding Cake

The Buttery

DJ

DJ Sparkle

Furniture Rentals

Pieces by Violet

Pink Drinking Glasses

frances lane

Napkins

borrowed BLU

Signs and Key Chain Favors

The Duo Studio

Calligraphy

Brown Fox Calligraphy

Modern Downtown Savannah Wedding

Modern Weddings

Today’s wedding is hailing from the ever-beautiful Savannah, Georgia. When you have plenty of lovely sights and scenery in this town, it’s no wonder why Emily and Adam wanted to say their I Do’s here. Mackensey Alexander Photography captured the couple’s beautiful wedding day along with all of the very fine details with it. This warm-colored wedding adds such a heavy dash of sophistication and modernity, and what we love the most is that the couple came up with the design all on their own with Ivory + Beau helping them execute their vision.  They kept the color palette toned down and went for cool browns and soft neutrals, and then went bold with the flowers and enlisted Colonial House of Flowers for their skills. This elegant fête is one for the books!

savannah weddings - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

From the bride, Emily: Adam and I wanted our wedding to feel like an intimate, joyful dinner with our friends and family. We wanted our wedding to feel formal yet understated, modern yet warm, and elegant yet relaxed. We wanted every moment to genuinely feel like us, and to reflect our joy. More than anything, we wanted to give our guests the opportunity to feel our love – both the love between Adam and me, and the love we have for all of them.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Mackensey Alexander Photography

Second Photographer

Wendy Norman

Wedding Coordinator

Ivory + Beau

Floral Designer

Colonial House of Flowers

Venue

The Charles H. Morris Center

Wedding Dress

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Shoes

L.K. Bennett

Accessories

J.Crew

Hair and Makeup

Beyond Beautiful by Heather

Groom's Attire

The Trunk Club

Catering

Cha Bella Catering

Wedding Cake

KM Cake Design

Ceremony Music

Chris Dooley

DJ

All About You Entertainment

Officiant

Rev. Joe Wadas

Rentals

Snyder Events

Gold Flatware

Set Event Rentals

Transportation

Oglethorpe Trolley Tours

Wedding Invitations

Hello Tenfold

Whimsical Oceanside Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Gaby J Photography

Bright and colorful are two words we get giddy about when we hear a real wedding description. Gaby J Photography had the liberty of hanging out all over Rancho Guajome’s grounds to capture Cinthia and Rick’s wedding. Add in some beautiful pink tones and ivory hydrangea and you’ve got a sweet day of celebration for the books!

bride and groom - photo by Gaby J Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ranch-style-wedding-in-oceanside

From the bride, Cinthia: I tried to go for shabby chic, but ended up with of mixture of stuff. Our whole wedding was very much DIY. Rick was very adamant about not living together before we got married so we pretty much organized the whole wedding long distance. We considered many options for our wedding. Like having a cute elopement in Point Reyes CA or having a BIG wedding here in Vegas but we couldn’t find something we both could truly agree on. We had a budget so I started looking at state parks in San Diego. I found Rancho Guajome online. We checked it out on a weekend I was out there and booked it a week later. They were the most affordable with minimal restrictions. It was also very beautiful. The garden area where we got married had all the flowers in full bloom when we saw it the first time. One year later we got married and he relocated to Vegas.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Gaby J Photography

Event and Floral Designer

Rita Hernandez-Medina

Venue

Rancho Guajome

Wedding Dress

David's Bridal

Wedding Veil

Macy's

Hair and Makeup

Lotus Den Hair Studio

Wedding Cake

Liz's Cakes

DJ

Pedro Gonzalez, Feel the Flow DJ Entertainment

Wedding Invitations

My Big Day Designs

Lyons Farmette Bohemian Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Our Love is Loud

We love hearing these words from a bride: “We wanted the land to be our decor and we added just a few personal touches to the natural beauty that surrounded us.” Newlyweds Ashley and Brian married at the breathtaking Lyons Farmette in Colorado, incorporating a few bohemian touches like a macrame ceremony backdrop and wildflower floral arrangements along the way. Thank you to Our Love is Loud for sharing your work!

Lyons Farmette bohemian wedding - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

From the bride, Ashley: I didn’t have a specific “style” in mind for our wedding but I knew I wanted it to be a collection of all of our favorite things. We love nature and feel very supported by the land which made it important for us to find a beautiful outdoor space that had trees, water, and a fire pit. We wanted the land to be our decor and we added just a few personal touches to the natural beauty that surrounded us.

bride getting ready - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

wildflower bouquet with amaranthus - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

I’d describe our day as natural, grounded, Earthy, fun! The women in the bridal party wore tones of blush, pink, and rose gold and the men wore gray suits with navy bow ties. The napkins were DIY. We purchased multiple fabrics and created the napkins for the tables, which added a nice touch. The alter was made from family members and we took lots of time and attention to bring photos and important items for our alter space and tables. One of my favorite parts of the wedding was walking through the Lyon’s Farmette garden and showing the florist, who works full time on the land, what colors and flowers I liked. She hand made the bouquets and floral arrangements the morning of our wedding and all the flowers came from the garden on site.

bohemian macrame ceremony backdrop - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

ceremony chairs with flowers - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Our Love is Loud http://ruffledblog.com/lyons-farmette-bohemian-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Our Love is Loud

Venue and Floral Design

Lyons Farmette

Wedding Dress

Amy Kuschel

Wedding Shoes

Old Gringo Boots

Hair

Tiffany Giovani of Village Solo

Makeup

Candace Tucker

Bridesmaid Dresses

Weddington Way

Groom's Attire

Jos A Bank

Catering

Eat

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Tee & Cakes

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music

Taylor Leonhardt

Transportation

Banjo Billy's Bus Tours

California Orange Grove Wedding

Modern Weddings

Last week we shared an inspiring wedding shoot in an orange grove, and today we’re bringing you a real wedding in one! Fondly Forever Photography and Hello Gem Events worked together on Becca and Michael’s big day, which took place completely outdoors and embraces the epitome of “California cool.”

California orange grove wedding - photo by Fondly Forever Photography http://ruffledblog.com/california-orange-grove-wedding

From the bride, Becca: Most importantly we wanted our guests to experience the beauty and warmth that we feel each time we visit our family ranch. Using this as our vision led us to make a number of design decisions alongside our wonderful planners Hello Gem such as: having all three parts of the wedding completely outdoors from the cocktail hour in the middle of the orange grove to the reception in a field under the stars. We felt this vision really came to life in many ways – our bartenders, for example, embraced the cocktail hour in the grove, spontaneously picking oranges from the tree and making fresh screwdrivers for guests!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Fondly Forever Photography

Event Planning, Decor, Floral Design, and Invitations

Hello Gem Events

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

Leanne Marshall

Wedding Veil

Jaclyn Jordan

Wedding Shoes

Cole Haan

Hair and Makeup

Kacee Geoffroy

Bridesmaid Dresses

Joanna August

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering and Desserts

Hungry Bear Catering

Popsicles

Si Paletas

Bar

Malibu Bartender

Wedding Music

Clover String Quartet

DJ

Dart DJ

Rentals and Lighting

Classic Party Rentals

Photo Booth

The Banana Stand

Vintage Glam Rainy Day Wedding

Romantic Weddings

If you love vintage glam but don’t want to go all-out with the theme, we think you’ll find tons to love in Jessica and Brandyn’s wedding day. Virginia Ashley Photography and George’s Flowers put in great work for this couple’s celebration, filling the day with beautiful flowers (including the most stunning burgundy dahlias) and capturing every moment perfectly.

vintage glam rainy day wedding - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-rainy-day-wedding

From the photographer, Ashley of Virginia Ashley Photography: There were so many sweet moments in Jessica and Brandyn’s day! Their wedding was filled with such style! Jessica’s Gatsby-inspired dress was stunning, the bridesmaids were beautiful in shades of blues/grays, and the groomsmen looked dapper. The lush florals throughout their day had me smitten too! The decor and charm of their wedding fit these two perfectly!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virginia Ashley Photography

Floral Design

George's Flowers

Event Planning, Venue, Catering, and Wedding Cake

Plantation on Sunnybrook

Wedding Dress

BHDLN

Hair and Makeup

Les Cheveaux

Bridesmaid Dresses

Newfangled Bride

Men's Attire

Davidson's

DJ

RSP Entertainment

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Blue and Peach Organic Wedding

Romantic Weddings

The combination of soft blue and delicate peach in today’s wedding is one to fall in love with. Caroline Lima Photography and Tre Bella worked to make Danielle and Adam’s big day as memorable as possible, and we have no doubt they achieved their goal. There’s much to love in this wedding, but we’re still reeling over the bride’s emotional first look with her father!

blue and peach organic wedding - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blue-and-peach-organic-wedding

From the photographer, Caroline Lima Photography: When I asked Danielle and Adam to name three things that made them fall in love with each other, they had a bit of trouble responding at first. That’s because they both felt that creating a short list would be difficult. But finally they spoke of being drawn to one another also because they each share a deep devotion to their families. And as I watched their beautiful wedding unfold, as their two families became one, I could clearly see why! Danielle and Adam come from truly loving, kind-hearted stock.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

Floral Design

Tre Bella

Event Coordination and Catering

Triangle Catering

Bridal Store

Diva's Boutique and Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Hair and Makeup

Junction Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

Maggi Bridal

Men's Attire

Jos A Bank

Wedding Cake

Cinda's Creative Cakes

DJ

All Around Raleigh DJ

Officiant

Rev. Robin Renteria

Fuchsia and Emerald Wedding at Villa Woodbine

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Michelle March

The color combination of fuchsia and emerald green makes my heart sing oh-so-much, so you can imagine how excited I was to see this wedding from Michelle March and Sullivan Owen Floral & Event Design. The rich colors play off each other beautifully, and accent the couple’s romantic ceremony and reception more perfectly than we could imagine. Congratulations to the newlyweds, Joann and Nate!

fuchsia and emerald wedding at Villa Woodbine - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

From the bride, Joann: I envisioned a garden wedding with old world influences. The venue was my inspiration. I chose bridesmaid dresses that matched the lush greenery and palms. I saw the giant oak tree in the garden, and wanted to transform it into the backdrop of where we were to get married with Spanish moss and romantic florals.

hot pink wedding invitations - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

hot pink wedding invitations - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

wedding shoes - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Flower recipe: Peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, dahlias.

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

emerald bridesmaid dresses - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

emerald bridesmaid dresses - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

wedding party - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

bride and groom - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Emerald green and fuchsia were our main colors. I think my head table really encompasses the look of our wedding. We used vintage lace runners on the rustic farm tables, mercury glass and rose gold candle votives and vases, and assorted Vintage candlesticks with taper candles. We had a Vintage postcard station for guests to sign instead of a guest book, which one of my bridesmaids gradually mailed to me throughout our first year of marriage. Used Grandma’s vintage bell collection – one on each table for guests to “ring the bell to see kisses from the new Mr. and Mrs.”

ceremony under a tree - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

ceremony chair decor - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Ruffled - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

ceremony processional - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

wedding ceremony - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

ceremony kiss - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

ceremony recessional - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Try to have fun with your partner in making the plans. My husband is really into music so I let him take account for all things music related and he loved being able to contribute to the planning of our wedding day. I love florals and had so much fun being able to work with my florist to make my vision come true!

wedding greeting - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

escort card display - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

lasercut table number - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

nighttime romantic reception - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

rustic family wedding - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

candlestick table runner - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Ruffled - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Ruffled - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

petite wedding cake - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Recessional: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles
First Dance: “I Need My Girl,” The National

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Michelle March

Floral Design

Sullivan Owen Floral & Event Design

Day-Of Coordination

Christina Acosta for Bill Hansen

Venue

Villa Woodbine

Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara "Ubeda"

Wedding Veil

Erica Koesler

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom and Groomsmen Attire

Suit Supply

Catering

Bill Hansen Catering

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

Cloud 9 Bakery

Wedding Music

AA Musicians

Wedding Invitations

Squeeze My Hand

Colorful Carondelet House Wedding

Romantic Weddings

By now, it seems like we’ve professed our love for Carondelet House dozens of times. If you aren’t already as smitten as we are, then by the time you see these images from Lukas & Suzy VanDyke you’ll completely understand the hype. Thanks to Orange Blossom Special Events and Peony & Plum for helping bring together the couple’s vision for a cultural celebration of love!

colorful Carondelet House wedding - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

From the bride, Jenny: I met Paul when he was three weeks away from moving to China for a year. I didn’t think he would call me since he was leaving so soon, but the next day he set up a unique date for us. He wanted to share some of his experiences with me, as he had traveled all over the world — to India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Israel, Jordan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, to name a few. Paul found a Sri Lankan festival in Santa Monica and brought me to listen to the music, enjoy the dancing and the spicy food. We grew so close over those three weeks before he left for China and continued to fall in love while he was across the world.

BHLDN wedding dress - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

Carondelet House - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

pink dahlias - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

bridesmaids - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

puppies at weddings - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding party - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

A year later, Paul came home and we moved in together. We rescued the best dog ever, our fur baby, Ellie! One day I came home to find a note on the door. Paul had set up a scavenger hunt and used pictures from our relationship as the clues. He posted the pictures all over our neighborhood, and at the end of the hunt I found Paul and Ellie (and a ton of strangers who had gathered to watch) standing with roses. Paul got down on one knee, and of course I said yes. But he wasn’t done just yet. It just so happened to be Sri Lankan day in Santa Monica that evening, so to celebrate we relived our first date.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

ceremony chair decor - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

floral chuppah - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

ring exchange - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

When designing our wedding, we wanted to incorporate lots of color and flowers inspired by the cultures that Paul and I love. We didn’t want it to be too girly. So I was especially thrilled when I stumbled upon Hmong runners and napkins from Thailand. We couldn’t be more thrilled with how everything came together and we cannot thank all our vendors enough for all their hard work to make our day just perfect!

colorful table runner - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

native inspired wedding - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

blue wedding ideas - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

chair signs - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding cake with pink flowers - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

macarons - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Lukas and Suzy VanDyke http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-carondelet-house-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lukas & Suzy VanDyke

Event Design and Coordination

Orange Blossom Special Events

Floral Design

Peony & Plum

Venue

Carondelet House

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Mobile Bridal Salon

Groom's Attire

Macy's

Catering

Tres LA

Wedding Cake

Vanilla Bake Shop

Music

The Class

Collaborative Pennsylvania Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Justin Tearney

When bride and groom Heather and Scott started to take on endless DIY projects for their wedding day, they had no shortage of friends and family willing to lend a hand and help tackle the decor. The result is a day at Fox Hill Farm that’s a true collaborative effort, with beautiful thoughtful details everywhere you turn and a wedding photographed by Justin Tearney that will be remembered for years and years to come.

collaborative Pennsylvania farm wedding - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

From the bride, Heather: It was really important to us that our celebration reflected and honored our individuals stories and our history together. My grandmother was an artist and her hand painted silk scarves made beautiful runners for the dessert tables, cocktail tables and more. I even used one of her unpainted scarves as a sash. Scott, a photographer, brought his father’s 4×5 camera to be used in photographs. We had recently moved back North after living in Nashville for eight years, so we went with a Southern inspired menu including chicken and waffles, Mac and cheese, hush puppies and pork belly sliders. Scott’s father is known in our families for his pies, and we were excited to have him supplement the amazing desserts made by Allie’s Cupcakery and Cafe with some of our favorite pies he makes.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bow tied wedding dress - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

red boutonniere - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridal party - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridesmaids in pastel pink - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

colorful bouquet with burgundy dahlia - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bouquet with dahlias - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

My father is a woodworker and designer and crafted an amazing bar using antique doors, live edge details, and a copper top. It fit in so perfectly at the venue in their Civil War era barn and existing use of antique doors that it ended up staying for use by future couples. In addition he made a second bar section to hide the kegs, and two beautiful live edge tables, one for the photo booth and one for refreshments and programs at the entrance to the ceremony. He also made the wooden welcome sign Heather wrote on to mark the entrance of the venue.

ceremony arch flowers - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

One of our favorite parts of the whole experience was how collaborative it was. Perhaps our friends and families thought we were a little wacky for how many DIY projects we took on, but if they did they never let on, and pitched in enthusiastically to help us in any way they could. Heather and her sisters all worked together to dip dye over 100 napkins. Scott’s sister and her husband surprised us with an incredible performance of Closer to You by Brandi Carlile during the reception. Heather’s mother was the master organizer which is perhaps the most important part when you are planning a completely DIY wedding. The whole event ended up going off without a hitch and we have no doubt it is because of all of the help we had from family and friends in so many more ways than we could ever list here.

rock escort cards - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

reception with fuchsia dahlias - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

organic rustic place setting - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

woodsy wedding - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

antique piano - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

burgundy dahlia centerpiece - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Justin Tearney

Floral Design and Venue

Fox Hill Farm

Wedding Dress

Casablanca Bridal

Bridal Store

Three Graces Bridal

Brdesmaid Dresses

Ralph Lauren

Groomsmen Attire

J.Crew, Banana Republic

Catering

Peculiar Culinary Company

Dessert

Allie's Cupcakery and Cafe

Pies

Robert Metzger

Camera

Contax Rental

Film Lab

PhotoVision Prints

Minnesota Hilltop Elopement Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Melissa Oholendt

If the ceremony arch and bouquet combination from today’s shoot by Melissa Oholendt, Munster Rose, and FAB Event Design doesn’t stop you in your tracks, well we just don’t know what to say. Us? We’re completely floored by the floral arrangements, that lace gown (and the jumpsuit!), and the delicious cocktails. Luckily we’ve got the recipes so you can whip up the yummy drinks for yourself!

Minnesota hilltop elopement inspiration - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

From the floral designers, Munster Rose: Even though the Midwest is known for it’s harsh winters, we are lucky enough to truly get to experience all four seasons including a spectacular and prolonged fall season. October and November have seen a resurgence in popularity where we’ve seen bride & grooms take full advantage of the beautiful colors and textures that are completely unique to our autumn season.

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

floral arch detail - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

floral ceremony arch - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

pink and orange bouquet - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

metal ceremony chairs - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

We took our inspiration directly from the fabulous fall textures and bundled it with an epic rolling hillside elopement and chic cocktail-focused reception (because who doesn’t love a negroni in the fall?). We wanted to take the outdoor element that the Midwest is known for but turn it on it’s head and make it chic, romantic and ever so slightly poetic to play off of L.M. Montgomery’s quote in Anne of Green Gables “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Because we are oh-so-glad we live in a world where there are Octobers.

lace wedding dress - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

wedding flowers - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

wedding paper goods - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

bohemian bridal headpiece - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

reception lounge area - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

cascading floral bouquet - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

cocktail seating - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

wedding drinks - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

wedding cocktails - photo by Melissa Oholendt http://ruffledblog.com/minnesota-hilltop-elopement-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

DRINK RECIPES:

//Negroni//
2oz Tattersall Gin
.75oz Tattersall Bitter Orange Liqueur
.75oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
.5oz best quality dry (Oloroso) Sherry
Easy & Oskey Black Pepper + Cherry Vanilla bitters.

Combine all ingredients with clean ice and stir to desired dilution. Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with an orange twist.

//The Local Hero//
1.5oz Michters Rye Whiskey
1oz Rittenhouse Rye
.5oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
.25 best quality dry (Oloroso) Sherry
Barspoon of Benedictine
3 dashes Peyschauds bitters
2 dashes Easy & Oskey Aurora Spice bitters

Combine all ingredients with clean ice and stir to desired dilution. Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon twist.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Melissa Oholendt

Floral Design and Styling

Munster Rose

Event Coordination and Execution

FAB Event Design

Venue

Birch Hill Barn

Wedding Dress

Liancarlo

Bride's Pantsuit

Nicole Miller

Bridal Store

Posh Bridal Couture

Hair and Makeup

Lacea Violet Aristry

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Craft Cocktails

Easy & Oskey

Alcohol

Tattersall Distillery

Rentals

Rentivist, Blue Bicycle Vintage, Rudy's Event Rentals

Paper Goods

Wedding Paper Divas

Calligraphy

Hooked Calligraphy

Model

Ignite Models

Al Fresco Beach Wedding in La Jolla

Beach Weddings

This gorgeous Tuscan inspired wedding created by Evangeline Lane Photography, First Comes Love San Diego and Organic Elements is nothing short of breathtaking. The touches of Italian influences throughout every part of this wedding will make you believe that it took place right in an Italian villa. From the gelato bar to the lush florals, this wedding is absolutely stunning.

Tuscan countryside inspired wedding in La Jolla - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

From the photographer, Sarah: We wanted a Tuscan daytime family style wedding. We wanted it to feel like we were at someone’s home. I used to live in Florence and spent a lot of time in Tuscany out in the countryside. It was important to recreate this feeling. The hotel was a perfect place to do that. We didn’t have a color scheme per se but we wanted natural colors and not one color to stand out.

Ruffled - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Ruffled - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

cascading bouquet - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Flower recipe: I had a really long cascading bouquet. My mom also had one at her wedding in 1984. Mine had coral garden roses, soft pink peonies, pale coral dahlias, soft orange dahlias, tuberose, dark centered white anemones, white ranunculus, silver dollar eucalyptus, and olive branches.

Ceremony - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

cascading floral decor - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Groom - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

ceremony recessional - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Ruffled - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Lavender - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Ruffled - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Centerpiece - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Tent Overview - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Tuscan Tables - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? We planned it in 6 months, it was perfect. Not too much time to stress. We also loved having it on a Sunday so we could enjoy the whole weekend with friends and family. I would highly suggest a Sunday wedding… We all went to the pool after and that night we just relaxed. I loved having it during the day because we got to be with all of our guests and have fun.

Place Setting - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Reception Tuscan Table - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Ruffled - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

coral centerpieces - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Ruffled - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Dessert table - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

Favors- photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

chair back wreaths - photo by Evangeline Lane Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-countryside-inspired-wedding-in-la-jolla

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From the photographer, Evangeline Lane Photography: Sarah and Aristo have a love for all things Italy. While planning their La Jolla wedding, it was important to find a location that allowed us to create an intimate feeling of having your closest friends and family over at a private villa. We found the perfect setting in Estancia – the Olive Lawn felt like the Tuscan countryside with steps where the couple said their “I Dos.” In lieu of a wedding party the couple had the children enter before them – with flower wands and crowns. For the reception, we brought in a sheer chiffon canopy to shade the garden and adorned extra long tables with burlap table cloths topped with crisp white linens and etched glassware. Each place setting was completed with a menu with a place card clipped to it along with a sprig of fresh herbs. For florals, large footed bowls overflowed with greenery and flowers of all different colors and the end of the tables were capped with flower runners that reached the floor. To complete the theme, food was served family style, there was a gelato bar and of course plenty of Italian wines served tableside.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Evangeline Lane Photography

Planner

First Comes Love San Diego

Floral Design

Organic Elements

Venue and Catering

Estancia La Jolla

Wedding Dress

Romona Keveza

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Headpiece

Ellen Hunter

Hair and Makeup

Erika Reno Artistry

Groom's Suit

Suit Supply

Groom's Shirt

Armani

Groom's Tie

Tom Ford

Groom's Shoes

Ermenegildo Zegna

Desserts

Cafe Zucchero

Gelato Cart

Gelato Paradiso

Band

Roman Holiday

Wedding Invitations

Crane & Co.

Mountain Vineyard Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

You might have caught on to this by now, but any time I see a sequined wedding gown, my heart skips a beat or two. This styled shoot from Rebecca Masters Photography, Allure with Decor, and Beyond the Garden Gate uses not one but two sparkly frocks, and pairs them with lush floral design and pomegranate accents for a look that’s more than perfect for chillier seasons.

mountain vineyard wedding inspiration - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Rebecca Masters Photography: Nestled in the beautiful Applegate Valley, Red Lily Vineyard’s “Stargazer Knoll” was the perfect location for our rustic yet elegant, autumn wedding shoot. With an abundance of towering oak trees, and the breathtaking Siskiyou mountains surrounding, what better to depict the little-known gem which is the Southern Oregon wine country.

braided wedding hair - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

wedding invitations - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

grooms boutonniere - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

wild fall bouquet - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

open back sequin wedding dress - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

groom look - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

Our focus was to show how simple and affordable it can be to create two equally beautiful looks for your wedding day. The sequin Badgley Mischka gown, which we rented from Rent the Runway, is a stunner no doubt but when paired with an airy tulle skirt from BHLDN, you have a dazzling and unique bridal look that will surely leave an impression.

table runner decor - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

rustic elegant reception - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

winter tablescape - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

cake with pomegranate seeds - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

wedding portrait - photo by Rebecca Masters Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-vineyard-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Rebecca Masters Photography

Event Coordination and Design

Allure with Decor

Floral Design

Beyond the Garden Gate

Venue

Red Lily Vineyards

Dress

Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway

Skirt

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Janice Moon Artistry

Wedding Cake

Taylor Made Cakes

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Ribbons

Frou Frou Chic

Wedding Invitations

Kelsey Malie Calligraphy

Romantic Wedding at John James Audubon

Romantic Weddings

Whimsy, romance, glamour, vintage charm — this wedding from Maria Mack Photography has it all. Maria and Michael’s wedding in Pennsylvania was everything they could hope for, including a reception space completely decked out in colorful ribbons and two incredibly stunning gowns for the bride. Thank you Buttercup and Elevee Events for beautiful design work on this day!

romantic wedding at John James Audubon - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

From the bride, Maria: We really wanted a Whimsical Vintage Glamour feel. We wanted it to be beautiful and romantic, while making sure it really showed our personalities and personal style. Our venue had a beautiful, rustic, natural landscape which we designed the rest of the wedding around. We didn’t have a specific color scheme – we wanted it to be colorful with a mix of color with elegant pops of glamour – hence the sequin details on our bridal party, glamourous second gown, and twinkle lights throughout the space. We used mismatched china, a beautiful designed sweetheart table with a chandelier, and had our entire reception pavilion draped with colorful ribbon.

bejeweled wedding shoes - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

invitations - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

dahlia and rose bouquet - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon
Flower recipe: We designed a simple and Unstructured natural style bouquet of whites and light pinks. We used Dahlias, Peonies, Sahara Rose and flowing foliage.

bride and bridesmaid - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

wedding ceremony - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

ceremony altar - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

ceremony seating - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

ceremony processional - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

wedding ceremony - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

wedding ceremony - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

ceremony recessional - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Ruffled - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Lazaro wedding gown - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Just stay true to your relationship and what best represents your love for each other. We wanted something different, memorable and fun that our guests would comment “This wedding is so YOU!”. We added some fun elements like the Villanova Acapella Group, Ice-cream cones and Lawn Games to keep things lighthearted and fun!

wedding reception with streamers - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

sweetheart table - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Ruffled - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Ruffled - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Ruffled - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

wood table number - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Ruffled - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

wedding cake table - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

naked wedding cake - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Ruffled - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Ruffled - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

Ruffled - photo by Maria Mack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-john-james-audubon

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Our Song,” Elton John
Bride’s Processional: “I Choose You,” Sara Bereillis
Reception Entrance: “Wagon Wheel,” Old Crowe Medicine Show
First Dance: “I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Maria Mack Photography

Event Planning and Stationery

Elevee Events

Floral Design

Buttercup

Venue

John James Audubon

Wedding Dress

Lazaro

Reception Dress

Hayley Paige

Wedding Veil

Gorgeous Complements

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Groom's Suit

Suit Supply

Catering

Jeffrey A. Miller Catering

Ice Cream Cart

Little Baby's Ice Cream

Ceremony Acapella Group

Villanova Supernovas

DJ

White Label DJs

Vintage Furniture

Maggpie

Wedding Invitations

Elevee Paper

Transportation

Limo Today

Oregon Garden Resort Wedding

Garden Weddings

We love when a bride knows exactly what she wants, and today’s bride knew from the very beginning that a garden wedding would be perfect for her big day. Jamie Rae Photography, Whitney Werts Events, and Swoon Floral Design all did phenomenal work bringing Chrissie and Michael’s dreams to reality, incorporating tons of dahlias and other beautiful blooms for a truly romantic feel.

Oregon garden resort wedding - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

From the bride, Chrissie: I always dreamt of having a garden wedding! I would dream of floral and trees surrounding my entire day. I also wanted to implement light colors, lace, and create a lot of decor items myself. I am so pleased to say my dream has come true! When we got engaged, my fiancé and I lived 5-10 minutes away from the Oregon Gardens resort. We both drove past it every single day. The week after we got engaged we talked about possible venue options. We both agreed that a Garden wedding was what we both wanted. I booked our venue at the Oregon Gardens for August 22, which was the ONLY day available for that year! We got so lucky!!!

wavy wedding hair - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

dahlia bouquets - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding hair with roses - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

pink and grey bridesmaid dresses - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

pink and grey bridesmaid dress - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

I was able to make several DIY projects for my wedding! It made it such a personal thing for me. I designed my “Advice” box for the welcome table, created the reception center piece with round woods, doilies, vase buds, sewed together lace around every 2 mason jars per table, and many more small details for the reception tables. My Maid of Honor painted bible verses on stained wood planks for our isle decor. These wood planks were tied on white lace to hang on Shepard hooks for our ceremony aisle. Michael and his grandfather also built our ceremony cross. Michael and I stained it just a couple days before the wedding :)

ceremony cross decor - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding portraitcheese'  - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

dahlia floral arrangement - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy every moment up until your wedding. Don’t stress too much beforehand, especially over small details you have no control over. Enjoy the entire day! Eat and drink plenty of water. Take in EVERYTHING!

wood slice rustic centerpiece - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

reception lounge - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

chair sign - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

lightly iced wedding cake - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jamie Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/oregon-garden-resort-wedding

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From the Photographer, Jamie Rae Photography: Chrissie and Michael had a very special summer wedding. Warm winds blew smoke filled air from eastern forest fires, giving an extra glow to the Oregon Garden Resort and creating a unique and fun ambiance to photograph. Like Chrissie and Michael themselves, their day was filled with with an authentic and vibrant joy… joy for each other, of course, but also for their guests, family, and faith. Chrissie and Michael both took their wedding vows very seriously, and as a photographer who sees multiple weddings per year this commitment not only to each other but to the act and commitment of marriage left me extra inspired as I walk out my own marriage.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jamie Rae Photography

Event Coordination

Whitney Werts Events

Floral Design

Swoon Floral Design

Venue

The Oregon Gardens

Wedding Dress

Mori Lee

Bridal Store

Samila & Co. Boutique

Hair

Glamour Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

Nordstrom

Wedding Cake

Serious Cake

Vintage Rentals

Something Borrowed

Rentals

Barclay Events

Italian Destination Wedding for a Wedding Planner

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Les Amis Photo

There’s no better way to kick off the week than with a destination wedding in Italy. The dream team of Les Amis Photo and Il Profumo Dei Fiori worked together on this beautiful wedding for couple Barbara and Michele. Barbara is a wedding planner herself with Four Nineteen Weddings, so it comes as little surprise that her day would be gorgeous from beginning to end!

Italian destination wedding for a wedding planner - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

From the bride, Barbara: When you are a wedding planner specializing in destination weddings, planning your own destination wedding is actually quite an experience! For us, Italy was, without a doubt, the place to celebrate our marriage. Michele is Italian and I, well I just love everything about Italy. At the time of our engagement, we had been considering planning a trip with friends to the Puglia region, which is by far, one of my favorite places in Italy, and not as known as other Italy wedding destinations (like Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast). When looking for a place to rent for this trip, we came across the most stunning masseria in the Salento region, Masseria Torre Ruggeri, and upon seeing photos of it, we just knew, that that was where we had to have our wedding. Sight unseen, we booked the masseria before even telling anyone we were engaged. At first, I truly thought about handling every single aspect of the planning myself, against the most important advice I give all brides considering a destination wedding. About two months into the planning, I realized that I should actually follow my own advice if I wanted to really enjoy my wedding day (and not have it feel like work). I did not want to have one of Four Nineteen Weddings other planners have to work either, so I needed to find someone local that understood my vision and was OK with the fact that I was going to handle pretty much everything about the wedding except for the day-of logistics. I also needed them to help us finalize some details that were pending, and was so happy to find Katia and Francesco at Lecceventi, who were absolutely fantastic (and so very sweet)!

lace wedding dress - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

watercolor wedding invitation - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

soft bouquet with dahlias - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

braided wedding hair - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

blush bouquet - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

silver wedding shoes - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

floral wedding crown - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

wedding vignette - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

During the planning process, one of the questions my clients asked the most was “How did you decide how you wanted your wedding to be with all the inspiration and images you see every day for work?”. Truth is, it was very simple for me (I must say, my sweet husband let me do what I pleased in this regard). I knew that I wanted something simple but lovely, and to have the venue itself, the buildings, the citrus garden, the olive trees, the courtyard, the sky, be the center of attention. I was craving to doing a lot of DIY (mostly because doing all these little projects was, belive it or not, a bit of “therapy” for me in the midst of our crazy Costa Rican wedding season). I wanted to incorporate some blue printed fabric in the design and found some vintage blue batik textile on Etsy that became our design inspiration. After buying 40 meters of the fabric (and getting it shipped from Indonesia to Costa Rica), I went from considering making napkins out of them to finally deciding on using them as runners. Being a fan of mixing patterns, the fabric inspired me to buy every piece of blue hued patterned fabric I could get my hands on (pillow covers, scarves to use as highboy overlays, wraps to use as throws for the lounges…) The better part of a day was spent dip dyeing sixty plain cotton napkins in a not so subtle blue ombre design (this was probably my favorite project and also the one I loved the outcome of the most). Michele and I spent days making little wood signs and table numbers from scratch and actually worked on the wedding day making a tulle backdrop for the ceremony spot and hanging ribbon from chairs and trees in the citrus garden. I also designed all the paper goods, and with the help of Michele’s family, made the favors (little bottles of olive oil from olives grown in his uncle’s property, that double up as seating cards).

tulle ceremony backdrop - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

ceremony chairs - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

wedding ceremony - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

Ruffled - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

bouquet with blue ribbon - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

wedding portrait - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

I really wanted our vendors to be inspired and not feel like they were having their creativity thwarted with a set idea of how I wanted thing to look. I truly believe that if you pick the vendors that are perfect for you, or those whose work you love, or with whom you feel a special connection (or let yourself be guided to those who are, which is the case of destination weddings, when you really have to trust your planner to find the perfect vendors for your vision), then you really can’t go wrong. We truly lucked out in that between our research and Katia & Francesco’s help, we had some pretty talented vendors on our side. The catering was absolutely spectacular (there was actually a guy making bocconcini LIVE at the cocktail hour); our sweet officiant, Victoria, who delivered a custom ceremony that left no dry eye in the house;, the live musicians were fabulous; our lighting designer/DJ did an awesome job with illuminating the already lovely space and an even better job of getting everyone on the dance floor… Last but not least, I am lucky that two of my best friends are a talented stylist and a fabulous makeup artist and that they so graciously gifted their time to me on my wedding day – believe it or not, I did not ask for a hair and makeup trial and the only direction I actually gave them was “braids” and “yes, I do want those fake eyelashes”.

family style Italian reception - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

gold reception details - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

dip dyed napkins - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

dahlia centerpiece - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

We had the good fortune of having a quite a few of our family and close friends join us for the wedding, and most of them actually spent the whole week (or a good part of it) with us at the Masseria (we also rented the house next door, the lovely Masseria Fondo Paolo). In the end, what we wanted was our wedding to be more than just the wedding day itself (although that was one of the high points); we wanted it to be a unique experience for everyone, something that was not the typical Italian vacation but something that really put Italy, and more so the Salento region, in everyone’s hearts (which it most certainly did). We also opted to step away from tradition a bit. We did not have a wedding party or a wedding cake, my son walked me down the aisle, and I actually decided on using my engagement ring, that I love, as a wedding ring (and in the emotion of the moment, I actually gave my husband the wrong hand to put the ring on; and did not realize it until we were doing portraits!)… Ultimately, I think that the choices you make regarding your wedding day have to feel right for you, regardless of whether or not they adhere strictly to tradition or expectations. While a beautiful wedding is one of my favorite things in the world… I think the most important thing about a wedding is love… not only that shared by the you and your husband but that love that radiates from everyone around you.

olive oil wedding favor - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

backyard Italian wedding - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

wooden table number - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

Italian tablescape - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

Ruffled - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

Ruffled - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

And don’t miss the wedding film from Les Amis Photo:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Les Amis Photo

Event Design and Planning

Four Nineteen Weddings

Local Planning

LeccEventi

Floral Design

Il Profumo Dei Fiori

Venue

Masseria Torre Ruggeri

Wedding Dress

Catherine Deane for BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo, Joie

Hair and Makeup

Meleesa & Carolina

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

TriedE20

Live Music

Carmen Scorrano Trio

DJ and Lighting

Sergio Cacciatore

Rentals

GMC Noleggio

Celebrant

Victoria Boukhanets

Elegant Colorado Winter Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Lisa O'Dwyer

When we talk about picture-perfect weddings, this one tops the list — for example, the scenery during the ceremony was so picturesque we had to do a double take to make sure it was real! Thank you, Colorado. Lisa O’Dwyer, Pink Diamond Events, and Hana Style Designs all lived up to their incredible potential working on Joette and Justin’s wedding day, full of darling details and great ideas to inspire your own wedding day.

elegant Colorado winter wedding - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

From the bride, Joette: We both love the outdoors and wanted a beautiful, natural scene for the backdrop of our wedding. We wanted the day to represent who we are and to be an intimate celebration with the people closest to us. We wanted get out of town and I asked Justin – beach or mountains? He picked mountains. Oddly enough, my parents have friends who just finished building out a home in Estes Park, and they had extended an invitation to visit. My mom and I went for a weekend, and it was just beautiful. I sent Justin some pictures and then my mom and I spent the weekend looking at venues with her friend as our personal guide.

hot pink wedding shoes - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

bouquet - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

blush pink bouquet - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

romantic grooms boutonniere - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

I think our wedding was classic and timeless in a rustic setting (for lack of more eloquent words!). I wanted soft tones to balance out the wood and the dark room at the reception. Overall it was exactly what I envisioned and the images perfectly capture that feeling. Our personalities are a mix of rugged and soft. I believe our flowers included some hydrangeas and soft pink roses, we had some greenery hanging from the chandeliers. We also incorporated branches in the table settings and our florist spray painted some succulents gold which was an awesome touch.

flower girls - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

floral wedding ceremony decor - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

flower girls during ceremony - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

escort cards - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? The double edged sword is that images and ideas are readily available through print and social media. It’s incredibly helpful and yet overwhelming. It also makes it easier to get swept up in all of the wrong things and forget why you are truly planning a wedding. When your wedding day comes there are always elements outside of your control – no matter how much planning you have done. Surround yourself with people you can trust and go into the day knowing that you may have a good story or two to tell. The goal is not a perfect day, but a joyful life together.

Colorado lodge reception - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

leather wedding details - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

hydrangea centerpieces - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

elegant indoor tablescape - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

gold table number - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

chandelier with amaranthus - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

dessert table - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

elegant wedding cake - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

dessert cookies - photo by Lisa ODwyer Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-colorado-winter-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Reception Entrance: “Don’t Stop Believing,” Journey
First Dance: “When You Say Nothing At All,” Keith Whitley & Allison Krauss
Father/Bride and Justin/Girls Dance: “Daddy Dance with Me,” Krystal Keith
Last Dance: “Lost In This Moment With You,” Big & Rich

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lisa O'Dwyer

Event Design

Pink Diamond Events

Floral Design

Hana Style Designs

Ceremony Venue

Black Canyon Inn

Reception Venue and Catering

Twin Owls Steakhouse

Bridal Store

Circle Park Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Christian Dior

Hair and Makeup

Bella Capelli Hair Studio

Wedding Cake

Colorado Rose Cake Company

Wedding Music

Colorado Sound

Rentals

RC Special Events

Wedding Invitations

Write Selection

Videography

Rising Moon

Parisian Twilight Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Navy blue and gold make a timeless combo, and they work brilliantly together in this styled shoot from Kelli Boyd Photography, Grace Graffiti, and The Vine. This talented team of vendors used a real life couple who recently got engaged in France, so a theme of Parisian Twilight fit the bill wonderfully! Let’s jump right on in:

Parisian Twilight Wedding Inspiration - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Grace Graffiti: With such a talented group of vendors, we thought it would be best to let each vendor have full creative control of their area of expertise. We wanted to showcase each other’s strengths and how amazing a wedding can look when your have a team of vendors that work well together. Our model couple just recently were engaged in Paris, France, so the theme of a Parisian Wedding fit perfectly. From the chandelier hanging from the trees to the sabering of sparkling wine to the floral macaron wedding cake, our couple were able to reminisce their engagement in the international city of love.

peach ribbon - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

navy wedding invitations - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

bridal accessories - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

cascading tulips - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

grooms tuxedo - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

burgundy fall bouquet - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

silhouette decor - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

elegant navy wedding inspiration - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

napkin detail - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

elegant table setting - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

rich tablescape - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

rose gold champagne drinks - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

macaron cake - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

macaron wedding cake - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Parisian Twilight Wedding Inspiration - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Don’t miss the film from Todd Urick Films!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kelli Boyd Photography

Event Production, Wooden Signs & Accents

Grace Graffiti

Floral Design

The Vine

Hair and Makeup

Anna May Hall

Bridal Accessories

Southern Ever After

Jewelry

Two Friends

Groom's Tuxedo

Gentlemen's Outfitters

Groom's Bow Tie

Brackish

Wedding Cake

Tree House Macarons

Sparkling Wine

Ferrari

Furniture

Beachview Tent Rentals

Napkins

Dot & Army

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Kara Anne Paper

Videography

Todd Urick Films

Photo Styling

Lavin Label

Backyard Garden Wedding in San Diego

Romantic Weddings

When is it ever not a good day for a garden wedding? This gorgeous event was put together by the bride and her ever-so-talented planners/designers Amorology and Devynn’s Garden in control of floral design, and it was up to Jeremy Chou Photography to capture everything for a lifetime of memories. Everything was a raving success, as you’ll see from these images!

backyard garden wedding in San Diego - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

From the bride, Corrie: I grew up in the country and I envisioned a romantic and soft look with a old California feel. We chose our venue because it was how I envisioned California during the days of the missions and farmers. I have a childhood memory of my mom’s rose garden mixing in with native California succulents. I wanted my wedding to have that childhood memory. I also wanted to incorporate orange, blue, yellow and pink mixed with succulents and wood because I think the soft colors compliant the darker colors of the wood and succulents. All of my mason jars filled with sand were assembled by myself.

yellow wedding flowers - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

orange and yellow bouquet - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

orange boutonniere - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

bridal bouquet with yellow roses - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego
Bouquet recipe: Grey succulents, dried scabiosa, orange and soft yellow dahlias, coral peony, peach roses, dusty pink roses, soft orange and soft yellow roses, soft yellow and orange/peach ranuculus, soft yellow fever few, soft yellow coffee berry, light yellow fever few & yellow pin cushions.

wavy wedding hair - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

ceremony seating - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

wedding ceremony - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

wedding ceremony - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

ceremony recessional - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I tried to be economical and plan and design my wedding myself and I relied heavily on Pinterest and Etsy. My advice for working professionals is to just hire a wedding coordinator. I worked with Amorology for the last 30 days and they had great advice and unfortunately I discovered they could have found better deals for me on decor and vendors.

seating chart - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

rustic inspired escort cards - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

romantic sweetheart table - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

Ruffled - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

wood slice table number - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

bright spring centerpiece - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

Ruffled - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

Ruffled - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

sweetheart table - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

Ruffled - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-garden-wedding-in-san-diego

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Reception Entrance: “Chattahoochee,” Alan Jackson
First Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
Last Dance: “Remember When,” Alan Jackson

Wedding Vendors

Associate Photographer

Alyssa Marie

Event Planning and Design

Amorology

Floral Design

Devynn's Garden

Venue and Catering

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Wedding Dress

Casablanca Bridal "B053"

Hair and Makeup

Veronica Lane Hair & Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses

Tadashi Shoji

Groom's Suit

Brooks Brothers

Groom's Shirt and Tie

Thomas Pink

Bundt Cake

Nothing Bundt Cakes

String Quartet

Eliana Strings

DJ

David Cutler of Hit It Music Production

Rentals

Arc de Belle

Wedding Invitations

Vistaprint

Videography

Austin Thompson

Film Lab

The FIND Lab

Editing Presets

Mastin Labs

Contemporary La Jolla Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

When you’ve got a bride who’s heavily engrossed in the art world, it’s a safe bet her wedding is going to be a thing of beauty. Such is the case with this lovely day from Jacqueline Schlossman / READYLUCK, HauteFêtes Fine Weddings & Events, and The Dainty Lion. There was no shortage of modern decor and jewel toned accents, all coming together for a look that’s fresh and stylish.

contemporary La Jolla wedding - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

From the event designers, HauteFêtes Fine Weddings & Events: Nicole and Davey are probably the most low maintenance couple I’ve ever worked with. When we met, their only request was to help create a colorful, contemporary wedding, filled with purples, oranges and pinks. It’s not surprising given their background. Nicole’s family is from England and heavily involved in the La Jolla, CA art world – Nicole owns an art gallery; her mother, Margaret Jackson, is an avid art collector and serves on the Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla; and, her father owns Cavallo Vintage Motorsports. Getting to work with such an artistic family as well as so many different gem-tones was brilliant, and really inspired the rest of the décor for their wedding.

wedding ring - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

wedding dress detail - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

pink hydrangea bouquet - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

ring bearers - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

La Jolla church - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

golf cart wedding portrait - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

fuchsia bouquet with succulents - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

Being right on the Pacific ocean, the couple wanted to make sure their guests could enjoy the beautiful view and get a real sense of the breathtaking downtown La Jolla (aptly named since it means ‘jewel’ in Spanish). The ceremony was held at St. James by the Sea and the 300+ person reception followed at the La Jolla Country Club. While the Club has beautiful Spanish bones, we wanted to offset the more traditional feel. So, we created a modern vibe through custom Osborne & Little table runners, black and white La Tavola linens accented with gold sequins, bright pops of floral, specialty Casa de Perrin flatware, brightly colored butterfly name cards at each of the place settings, and a family-style food service, all while paying homage to the character of the venue with vintage wood tables and mirrors.

wedding reception - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

succulent favors - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

LOVE marquee sign - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

flatware details - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

colorful centerpiece - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

Following dinner, we laid out the spectacular display of Michele Coulon sweet treats – each bonbon a little jewel itself! And finally, guests bid the couple goodbye with sparklers as Nicole and Davey sped away in their sky blue vintage Aston Martin getaway car. Color was infused all throughout the decor and kept the space feeling light and bright. With so many people in attendance, the colorful palette also helped to keep the event wonderfully intimate and fun. Being a part of this wedding was so special, and getting to witness the love that these two have for each other and their families, was so meaningful. Their personalities were spotlighted throughout, my favorite being the illuminated “LOVE” marquee sign on the mantelpiece above the head table, which for me added the cherry on top of this perfectly, colorful day!

La Jolla beach wedding - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

framed wedding menu - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

dessert table - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

wedding cake - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jacqueline Schlossman for Readyluck http://ruffledblog.com/contemporary-la-jolla-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jacqueline Schlossman / READYLUCK

Event Design and Planning

HauteFêtes Fine Weddings & Events

Floral Design

The Dainty Lion

Ceremony Venue

St. James by the Sea

Reception Venue

La Jolla Country Club

Wedding Dress

Ines Di Santo

Bridal Store

M Bride La Jolla

Desserts

Michele Coulon Dessertier

Wedding Music

Republic of Music

Lighting

Vario Productions

Rentals

Classic Party Rentals San Diego

Table Rentals

Allies Party Rentals

Flatware

Casa de Perrin

Linens

La Tavola Linen

Candles

Often Wander

Marquee Sign

My Marquee SD

Calligraphy

Ampersand Collections

Flora and Fauna Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Flora and fauna — what better inspiration for a beautiful outdoor celebration? Today’s styled shoot from the talented team of Michelle Chiu Photography, Darling Event & Co., and Martha Claire Floral brings together a wedding day vignette inspired by antique botany and zoology illustrations, which you can see right away in the invitation suite. Add in some stunning copper elements, and you’ve got a positively enviable look!

flora and fauna wedding inspiration - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Tara of Darling Event & Co.: Our main inspiration stemmed from antique botany and zoology illustrations. These detailed, accurate, hand-crafted drawings and paintings are nods to all that weddings represent: a focus on deep realities and a quest for truth, all the while showcasing something incredibly gorgeous. These antique illustrations are often completed in jewel tones – vibrant and rich, without ever feeling too bold. Using this same palette, Martha Claire Floral brought in a variety of large blooms with lots of textures and greenery, creating that same mood. Her whimsical combination of oversized ferns with dahlias and garden roses almost demands a scientific examination. The bride’s simple hair bouquet is reminiscent of a day spent outside, just soaking up all of nature’s bounty.

botanical inspired wedding invitation - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

wedding stationery - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

wedding hair with flowers - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

Her color palette was mimicked and highlighted by BorrowedBlu with all the tabletop goods. Their team also brought in another element from the natural world: copper. All the metal accents featured are copper – from the modern terrariums from Anthropologie to the oversized version of these terrariums made to be the ceremony ‘arch’ installation (designed and built by Tara at Darling Event & Co). With details from calligrapher Leah Moss, an equally beautiful and delicious dessert spread from Sweet & Saucy Shop, a gown from Watters Wtoo, and beauty done by Nicol Artistry Makeup & Hair, this day truly represented all that’s wonderful about Flora & Fauna.

copper ceremony backdrop - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding ideas - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

wedding table decor - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

place setting - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

woodsy tablescape - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

rustic inspired table - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

botanical inspired table setting - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

wedding stationery - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

The whole shoot was envisioned, curated, and brought together by me, Tara, of Darling Event & Co. It’s an honor to have worked with such a talented team, some of whom I met as fellow attendees at Angel Swanson’s inaugural Love & Splendor workshops, and others through the power of this incredible industry. The connections of a solid vendor team make all the difference, even for a stylized shoot, but especially for a bride preparing for her big day.

rustic cake table - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

wedding cake table - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

wedding cake with tag - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Chiu Photography http://ruffledblog.com/flora-and-fauna-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Michelle Chiu Photography

Event Design and Styling

Darling Event & Co.

Floral Design

Martha Claire Floral

Venue

The 1909

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Jewelry

Paige Cheyne Designs

Hair and Makeup

Nicol Artistry

Desserts

Sweet & Saucy Shop

Dessert Table

Party Pieces by Perry

Tableware

BorrowedBLU

Wedding Invitations

love~d

Calligraphy

Leah Moss Calligraphy

Best of 2015: Bouquets

Wedding Design

Photos by:

What would a Best Of list be without mentioning bouquets? No matter how many we see over the years, they’re all unique snowflakes full of their own distinct beauty, so you can imagine how difficult it was to compile this list of 2015’s Best Bouquets. In no particular order, here’s our mix of our favorite + the most popular bouquets:

pastel toned bouquet - photo by High Five For Love Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The light colors of the bouquet in this wedding photographed by High Five For Love Photography won us over.

bright bouquet with poppies - photo by Delbarr Moradi http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
We love the use of poppies in the bouquet from this vow renewal photographed by Delbarr Moradi with floral design by Amanda Luu Floral Design.

berry toned bouquet - photo by Britt Taylor Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
Berry tones were quite the eye-catcher in the bouquet from this shoot photographed by Britt Taylor Photography with styling and floral design by Thistle and Honey.

all white bouquet - photo by Kristina Curtis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The all-white blooms in the bouquet by Calie Rose from this shoot photographed by Kristina Curtis Photography provided a chic monochrome look!

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Olive Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The bouquet arranged by Coriander Girl in this wedding photographed by Olive Photography was beautifully accented with berries and fuchsia roses!

peach and purple bouquet - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
Purple and peach never looked so good together as they did in the bouquet arranged by Sophisticated Florals by Stephanie for this event photographed by Emily Millay Photography.

rose and anemone bouquet - photo by Ashley Caroline http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
This bridesmaid’s bouquet was simple perfection: photo by Ashley Caroline, floral design by Sprout.

rose and anemone bouquet - photo by Kate Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The bouquet from this shoot was a perfect winter arrangement with roses, protea and berries: photo by Kate Ann Photography, floral design by Nature of Design with Janet Flowers.

dahlia bouquet with burgundy - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
The deep reds in the bouquet from this wedding photographed by With Love & Embers and arranged by Little Big Farm won us all over.

bridesmaid bouquet with fresh orange - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-bouquets
We can’t get enough of seeing fruit in bouquets, so this one by Sand’s Old Hickory Florist and photographed by Teale Photography won us over pretty quickly!

Modern Black and White Wedding with Emerald

Modern Weddings

Any couple who describes their wedding theme as “Kate Spade met The Wicked Witch of the West” has already garnered my attention and adoration, and this wedding did not disappoint. Sarah Libby Photography, Everything Beautiful OKC, and Leigh and Louise Design came together to work on Avery and Michael’s modern wedding with a clean color palette of black, white, gold, and green, with a bit of burgundy in the floral arrangements for good measure.

modern black and white wedding with emerald - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

From the bride, Avery: I would describe our wedding style as Kate Spade meets Boho chic. If Kate Spade fell into a forest, that’s the feel we were going for. Somehow our end phrase became Kate Spade met The Wicked Witch of the West.

bouquet with dahlia - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

wedding rings - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

flower girls - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

bridal look - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

bridal bouquet with burgundy - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

succulent boutonniere - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald
Bouquet recipe: Seeded eucalyptus, burgundy scabiosa, Juliet roses, burgundy dahlias, blushing bride protea, peach ranunculus, smilax, succulents, white hydrangeas.

groomsmen - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

flower girl processional - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

wedding ceremony - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

ceremony recessional - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

ceremony recessional - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t follow protocol. Just because that’s the way it’s always been done doesn’t mean that’s how it has to be. Make it your own and then own it. Secondly, take a moment to take it all in, it. Thirdly, don’t pay $1,000 for your veil. A full cathedral veil with a blusher cost us $18.00.

flower girls - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

wedding portrait - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

lace gown detail - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

woodsy inspired reception - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

woodsy inspired centerpiece - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

indoor reception - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

hydrangea centerpiece - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

striped reception tablecloth - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

dessert table - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

sweetheart table - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

wedding dance - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Oklahoma Sky,” Miranda Lambert
Bride’s Processional: “Hoppipolla,” Sigur Ros
Ceremony: “When I Say I Do,” Matthew West
Recessional: “Kiss Me,” Sixpence None the Richer
First Dance: “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” Blood, Sweat & Tears

From the photographer, Sarah Libby Photography:
Michael and Avery were married this fall with a modern, fresh, and fun vibe. Avery stunned in her long sleeve plunging neck gown by Madison James from Beloved Bridal and Michael could not stop looking at her. Michael surprised her with her grandmother’s ring to wear as her wedding band and the tears flowed. The bridesmaids wore bold emerald Badgley MIschka gowns and the groomsmen wore a classic tux. They were married at sunset overlooking the Oklahoma farmlands. They chose bold tablecloths to fancy up their reception space and chose a non-traditional cake table filled with fancy donuts and cookies. They also had specialty pizza’s prepared for all of their guests from their favorite pizza place. They had a confetti entrance to their reception and partied with family and friends before their sparkler sendoff!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sarah Libby Photography

Floral Design

Everything Beautiful, LLC

Event Design

Leigh and Louise Design

Venue

The Manor at Coffee Creek

Wedding Dress

Madison James "MJ112"

Bridal Store

Beloved Bridal

Hair Comb

TigerlillyCouture

Wedding Shoes

Adriana Papell

Hair

AnnElyse Salon & Spa

Makeup

Ciara Amir Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses

Badgley Mischka

Catering

Infernos

Donuts

Hurts Donut Company

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

Coral Wedding with a Flower Ceremony Backdrop

Romantic Weddings

Who doesn’t need a nice dose of bright colors in winter? Allison and Chris’ whimsical wedding uses a color palette of coral and grey with a beautiful array of flowers and succulents, including dahlias, garden roses, and craspedia. Artistrie Co., Life in Bloom, and Midwestern Bride did beautiful work here!

coral wedding with a flower ceremony backdrop - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

From the photographers, Artistrie Co.: This Rivers Restaurant wedding is what dreams are made of. With floral design by Life in Bloom, make-up by Joanna B Artistry, hair by Debra Petrielli, coordination by Midwestern Bride, and DJ-ing by Toast & Jam, where can you go wrong? That’s a dream team of Chicago wedding vendors if I’ve ever seen one! Add that to a beautiful outdoor setting along the Chicago River, and you have found the most perfectly adorable wedding ever. Allison and Chris’ summer soiree was bright, cheerful and perfectly them.

bridal accessories - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

engagement ring - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

boutonnieres - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

grooms boutonniere - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

first look - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

first look - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

wedding portrait - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

coral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

bright bridal bouquet - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

In honor of it being Sunday, Allison had the most adorable little mimosa bar set up in the hotel room as the ladies got their hair and make-up done. There was even a little sign that said “Sundays are for mimosas” which I couldn’t agree with more. Allison’s bridal suite looked out onto LaSalle Street where the couple would meet to see each other that very afternoon. The bridesmaids dressed in bright coral dresses with aqua blue necklaces and the men donned light gray suits with coral ties — a perfect combination for summer! This wedding party was so much fun to work with as we traveled around the city for portraits. My favorite stop was a bright teal painted building featuring a large mural of a moose blowing bubble gum. The wedding party lined up in front of this mural with their own version of bubble gum which made for one of my favorite photos of the year.

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

whimsical wedding portrait - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

ceremony backdrop - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

floral ceremony backdrop - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

ceremony program - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

ceremony recessional - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

When the wedding party arrived to Rivers Restaurant, the festivities were ready to begin. The ceremony backdrop by Life in Bloom was a showstopper. Allison, Chris and their wedding party stood in front of a soft white curtain featuring floating vases of flowers as the couple exchanged their vows to one another. As I learned during their engagement session, Allison is a self-proclaimed confetti queen. Naturally, she had packets of confetti for each guest to toss as the newlyweds walked hand-in-hand down the aisle. It was a beautiful ceremony! Afterwards the patio transitioned to the dining space for their romantic riverside reception. The patio featured long tables, chevron linens, brightly colored blooms, succulent name cards, and beautifully strung bistro lights. Guests enjoyed the views of the city from along the river as they dined and sipped on the couple’s signature drink: Michigan apple sangria. The whole day was perfect from start to finish.

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

modern wedding reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

modern wedding reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

succulent place setting - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

coral and grey reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

succulent place setting - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

dessert table - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

wedding cake - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Artistrie Co.

Floral Design

Life in Bloom

Wedding Planning

Midwestern Bride

Venue

Rivers

Bridal Store

Bridal Elegance

Hair

Debra Petrielli

Makeup

Joanna B Artistry

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bill Levkoff

Men's Attire

Tommy Hilfiger

Bakery

Molly's Cupcakes

DJ

Toast & Jam

Linens

BBJ Linen

Surprise Holiday Elopement Brunch

Wedding Design

A holiday elopement brunch? Get out of town, because you just mentioned three of my favorite things. This styled shoot from Jenna Bechtholt Photography and Dandy & Fine Parties pairs a chic brunch celebration with festive holiday decor, using gold and black in the chicest of ways and adding punches of bright red and soft pink floral accents.

surprise holiday elopement brunch - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

From the event designers, Dandy & Fine Parties: We absolutely love elopements celebrated with an intimate group of closest friends. We also love the idea of a wedding brunch, set with a fancy pants mimosa bar. Then add the holiday season in with all of it’s lovely rich jewel tones and soft, velvety textures. And on top of it all, the bride and groom are surprising their friends who have no idea they have just eloped! So, they casually send out their online invitations for a Holiday Celebration to throw them off track. Then, they officially announce their elopement at the first cheers of the morning!

holiday invitation - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

gold cocktail bar sign - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

pomegranate seeds - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday cocktails - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday cocktails - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

As the guests arrive they are invited to belly up to the Bubbly Bar where they can build their own holiday mimosa in gold sugar rimmed glasses, with a choice of apple cider, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice or rose water. Then they can top it off with extra festive garnishes like cinnamon sticks, sugar dusted cranberries, rock candy sticks, rosemary or pomegranate seeds. Now is the the time for that first cheers of the morning… let the celebrations begin!

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

red holiday flowers - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

modern wedding seating - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday cocktails - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

It’s time for brunch! Everyone sits down to a table setting decked out in lush, wintry glamour. The black velvet table runner is topped with romantic, voluptuous floral arrangements, and the taper candles in gilded candlesticks add extra regal glamour. Vintage glassware in pops of green and blue jewel tones grace each place setting. The china is topped with cranberry linen napkins carefully tied with black velvet ribbons with gold polka dots and thoughtful, calligraphed name cards. Gilded eucalyptus also makes an appearance to add that last fine detail. To get extra festive, mini green garlands are tied to each chair back. The celebration goes on for hours, pretty much all day, as the bubbles keep flowing! A beautiful wintry day of gathering around the table with the best of friends and celebrating love, that will forever be cherished.

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

red and pink centerpiece with greenery - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday place setting - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday cocktail - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

modern holiday centerpiece - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jenna Bechtholt Photography

Event Design and Styling

Dandy & Fine Parties

Floral Design

Odd Flowers

Stationery

Greenvelope Online Invitations

Calligraphy

Koordination by Krisanna

Parisian Botanical Garden Wedding

Garden Weddings

Goodness, we have so much love for this wedding. Thanks to its classic color palette and beautiful decor, it could easily have come out of any season of the year! Divine Light Photography captured the entire day, while Flowers & Flowers designed gorgeous bouquets and boutonnieres and the bride tackled all the reception flowers on her own.

Parisian botanical garden wedding - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

From the bride, Juliana: We wanted our wedding to be soft and romantic. We wanted guests to feel as if they stepped foot into an intimate secret garden party styled wedding. We wanted to have some soft tones like blush while still having some pops of color like raspberry and other berry tones; colors that you would typically find in a garden! We definitely wanted to stand out and be a little different.

ballet wedding shoes - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

unique groomsmen portraits - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

gold bridal hair accessory - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

first look - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

first look - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

dahlia bouquet - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding
Flower recipe: The bouquet was done by a florist and I believe he used dahlias, astilbe, eucalyptus, spray roses and lisianthus. For our centerpieces we used dahlias, spray roses, garden roses, astilbe, eucalyptus, anemone, stock, dusty miller, and celosia to name a few.

bride and groom - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

There were quite a few DIY projects! The invitations were hand painted by my dad who is an incredible person! He is a French painter/artist who suffered a massive stroke. He lost his ability to speak but is still able to paint wonderful art. So he painted the invitations, table names (Places in Paris), the seating chart, ceremony sign, jelly jar signs, etc. He did the paintings and then John and I laid it out ourselves in Adobe Illustrator. We also collected milk glass vases and the pink French depression wine glasses, and we made our own mercury glass vases. The flowers were also DIY. We ordered and picked them up from a flower market in the South Bronx and had a close family friend help assemble them! I also painted our chair signs and our bike sign. John and I made the jellies with his aunt that we gave to guests as their gift. We also made a quilt sign and our Aunt will be sewing us our wedding quilt that everyone signed.

modern wedding reception - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

elegant garden reception - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

chair back signs - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

painted table names - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding table - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t rush to pick vendors too quickly! We really did our research on each vendor and we were confident they would do a great job. Also, if you think you can do the flowers all on your own, you can’t. Make sure you have family and friends on deck to help assemble and transport to your venue! If you have a clear vision of what you want, make sure to express that with images. You can never be too detailed!

Ruffled - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

colorful wedding cake - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding toast - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Only Time,” Enya
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “Bittersweet Symphony,” The Verve; “Firework,” Katy Perry
First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray Lamontagne
Father/Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Last Dance: “Closing Time,” Semisonic

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Divine Light Photography

Venue

The Garden House at The Keeler Tavern Museum

Bouquets and Boutonnieres

Flowers & Flowers

Wedding Dress and Veil

Kathryn Conover Couture

Wedding Shoes

Chloe

Hair Pin

Avigailadam

Earrings

Amazinite

Garter

Nestina

Hair and Makeup

Andrew Stefanou Spa

Bridesmaid Dresses

BHLDN, J.Crew

Groom's Attire

Suitsupply

Groomsmen Suits

The Black Tux

Catering

Diane Brown Catering

Wedding Cake

Beascakes Bakery

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music

Art-Strings Ensembles

Reception Music

Aria Melody DJ

Rentals

Party Rentals Ltd

Bouquet Ribbons

Frou Frou Chic

Officiant

Kelly Lemons

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas