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Eclectic and Fun Wedding at Fernbank Farm

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Lara Hotz

Any day we’ve got a wedding from Lara Hotz and The Yaya Collective to share, we know it’s going to be a good one. Yael and Ariell’s wedding was chock full of garden goodness, with just the right amount of eclecticism all put together by the helping hands of family and friends. This is a good one, guys.

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

From the bride, Yael: We wanted to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, with an eclectic and personal feel, and most of all, we wanted it to be fun for everyone involved. We always try to be resourceful and work with what we create, collect and/or have readily available to us. So this meant a family DIY wedding and that’s the vibe we were going for. We sourced trailer-loads of decor and furniture and managed to get hold of some old hardwood fence palings that we restored and used to construct much of the decor used at our wedding.

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

wedding shoes - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm
Flower recipe: Dahlias, peonies, gerberas, willows, proteas, pincushion proteas and whatever green foliage we could get our hands on.

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

coral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

We loved the intimacy of long banquet-style shared tables with an abundance of food and drink. As we only had narrow standard size trestle tables available to us we had to improvise and make a plan to create this feel. We restored some of the hardwood palings and collected green bottles to construct functional centrepieces that doubled up as food stands and decorative flower vases. We had a traditional Jewish ceremony, but we wanted a whimsical and relaxed feel. We constructed a freestanding chuppah out of more of the restored recycled wooden palings with white fabric drapes, and a vintage Persian rug. We wanted to incorporate things we liked into our wedding. We love succulents. We grabbed as many jars as we could get our hands on and created terrariums which we hung and scattered all over. We also love bougainvillea. We sprinkled the fuchsia pink petals down the aisle for a splash of colour. And we liked the idea of our guests being engaged in the ceremony and event. We created “wedding wands”, and made a bunch of signs that we scattered about the venue so there was a touch of “us” everywhere our guests went.

wedding sign - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

ceremony processional - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

wedding ceremony ring exchange - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

ceremony kiss - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

flower decor - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

When we first found the venue we fell in love with it. It provided a lush green background with plenty of foliage and a white Indian-style marquee. But we felt we needed to add a splash of colour and excitement to it all. We went for summer corals, peach, pinks, and reds and brought some green foliage and recycled green flower-filled bottles. We also used natural, recycled wooden materials and light coffee stained tablecloths to tie it all together. The entire wedding was a big DIY Family project. We handmade our wedding signs, wedding wands, food-flower table boards, succulent terrariums, chuppah (arch from our ceremony), tablecloths, hand painted wine glasses with guest names, hanging flower halos, hanging porcelain charms, Yael’s bouquet, Yael’s engagement ring, table & wall floral arrangements, ribbon arches, and even Yael’s wedding dress.

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

guestbook ideas - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

modern white wedding reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

wedding reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

reception decor - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

mason jar terrariums - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? First and foremost, try to get your friends and family involved – the more people have invested in it, the more they tend to enjoy the day. Find inspiration from anything and everything and work with what you have. Leave enough time to experiment and create your own decor and don’t be afraid to add a personal touch. On the big day, you just have to go with the flow and be ready to adapt and adjust. No matter how much planning you do, the chances of everything going exactly to plan are slim to none, so it is really important to find someone who you trust with your vision to take charge on the day, and then you just go with it.

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

wood slice table number - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

garden inspired reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

wreaths at wedding reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

nature inspired wedding reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

naked wedding cake - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

eclectic and fun wedding at Fernbank Farm - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-and-fun-wedding-at-fernbank-farm

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Mix of jazz, funk, hip hop, swing, and all-time classic dance tunes!
Processional: “Follow the Sun,” Xavier Rud
First Dance: “Sing Sing Sing,” Benny Goodman

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lara Hotz

Event Design and Flowers

The Yaya Collective

Venue

Fernbank Farm

Wedding Dress

Lynette Bernard

Wedding Shoes

Vintage

Hair

Sarah Benna

Makeup

Kaeley Hannaford

Groom's Suit

Zara

Band

Slide McBride

Videography

Brian Bernard

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Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

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San Luis Obispo Eclectic DIY Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Alexandra Wallace

There’s something about using cobalt blue in wedding decor that makes us unbelievably cheery — it’s a bold choice that always seems to come across beautifully in images. Alexandra Wallace photographed the wedding of Rachel and Zach, a couple who wanted their day to be “artsy and a wee bit nerdy.” The two even did a choreographed dance at the end of the reception!

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: From the very beginning I knew I wanted vintage, artsy, and a wee bit nerdy. My husband happily agreed. I think our photographer Alexandra Wallace described it best with eclectic — I’d also use colorful, bright, and unique.

blue wedding shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridal shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

protea bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

protea bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding
Bouquet recipe: King protea, Icelandic poppies, thistles, eucalyptus, queen Anne’s lace, craspedia, sweet pea, lisianthus, tiny white daisies, mixed greenery, a feather snuck in there…

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridesmaid shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

My dress was designed by me, inspired by a designer dress I saw on Pinterest. It was constructed by a family friend, Ruth Franklin, myself, and my mom, Victoria Humbles. My garters were made by my friend and bridesmaid, Bridget Huffer. My bridesmaids’ hairpieces were made by me, as were the groomsmen’s boutonnieres; table numbers were constructed by me, and my husband Zach came up with the phrases based on our relationship corresponding with each number. We both spray-painted little dinosaur figures silver. These sat upon vintage books that were all from my personal collection. I also hand-wrote and painted place cards for every guest. Zach and I painted and constructed the octahedron strands that hung from the gazebo. Zach constructed the giant paper flowers. I painted a “me and you” sign that was at the guest book table, the guest book being a print found on Etsy, adhered to a wooden frame, found at Michael’s Craft Store. There were also little chalkboards that I hand-wrote notes on to correspond with the types of beer we served, among others.

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

ceremony backdrop - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridesmaid arm bands - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

vintage inspired table number - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding decor - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy EVERY minute. Make it fun, make it about YOU TWO! I read about a wedding where the bride said, don’t worry if something isn’t exactly right. That was huge for me! We did so much ourselves I wanted everything to be spit spot, but it wasn’t perfect. And honestly I think it turned out even better. Also, elope. ;)

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding desserts - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

confetti sprinkle cake - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Bride’s Processional: “Child,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Recessional: “Throne Room/End Title” from Star Wars
Reception Entrance: “Imperial March” from Star Wars
First Dance: “Out of My League,” Fitz and the Tantrums
Father/Daughter Dance: “Look What You Done for Me,” Al Green
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
Everything was played at the reception, from Flogging Molly to Frank Sinatra, from Freddie King to the Rolling Stones, not to mention Chuck Berry, James Brown, and The Gap Band.

From the photographer, Alexandra Wallace: Rachel and Zach are no cookie-cutter couple, and their wedding was no Pinterest copy-and-paste affair! The day started with Rachel putting on her completely custom-made dress; a project taken on by a family friend, her mother, and herself. As the final touches approached, Rachel’s mother presented her with a locket – inside, a note, and a piece of her own wedding dress from over thirty years ago. The wedding celebration took place at the historic Jack House in downtown San Luis Obispo. Rachel donned a flower crown hand-crafted by her cousin, and guests were led to the gazebo to watch Rachel and Zach exchange vows [in front of a custom hanging backdrop!], and then walk down the aisle as husband and wife to the end title theme from Star Wars. Reception decor was in grey, cobalt blue, with hints of mustard yellow. Decorations were a mix of vintage, geometric shapes, and a bit of woodland inspiration. As Rachel said, “The fact that we don’t have one theme per se is very much us. There’s a bit of classic charm and a bit of geek chic – I must admit Doctor Who was an inspiration for the colors!” Dinner was cooked by family, and the evening was spent with dancing – including a wonderfully non-traditional, choreographed first dance by the newlyweds! [Did I mention Rachel works in theater??] As a parting gift, guests were each given a small succulent plant, representing life and longevity in harsh conditions.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Alexandra Wallace

Venue

Jack House and Gardens

Wedding Dress

Custom made

Wedding Shoes

Chelsea Crew via ModCloth

Earrings

Urban Outfitters, Aerie

Wedding Invitations

Vista Print

DJ

AMS Entertainment

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We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Tongue in Cheek Whimsical Australian Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Lara Hotz

You might want to put aside some time for today’s wedding — it’s a bit of a doozie in the best way ever. Lara Hotz and Merci Bouquet worked with Lex and Dave to make their vision of a colorful massive party come to life, and every bit of the whimsical result is nothing short of perfection.

tongue in cheek whimsical Australian wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

From the bride, Lex: The ceremony was emotional and happy. The reception was fun and a massive party, which is exactly what we always wanted. From the beginning we were calling it the after party. It was all really colourful, playful and a bit tongue and cheek — reference the tag lines attached to our flower vases at the reception).

bridal accessories - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

groom looks - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

groom accessories - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

bridal portraits - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

pink peony bouquet - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

bridal portraits - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

tongue in cheek whimsical Australian wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

The hens party was a crafternoon. Thanks to the help of some lovely ladies we boshed out; the aisle hearts, bonbonnierie, bunting, garlands, vases (and cheeky pick up tags). In our spare time we made confetti bags, table decor, “guest book” polaroid washing line, chair tags, winners ribbons for the MOB, GOB, FOB, MOB. My yia yia made spinach pies and my dad made rice pudding for the reception. Dave’s brother Isaac, the best man, took on the huge task of brewing 70 craft beers, which we branded ‘The Best Man Brew’. Dave selected and ordered all of the wine. DIY and BYO — how’s that for hands on!

wedding ceremony aisle - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

paper heart ceremony decor - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be yourselves, we had so many people telling us that it was the best wedding they had been too because everything was so perfect for us. If you try to please everyone you will end up pleasing no one. We had lamingtons as our wedding cake, peanut m&m’s as our sweet almonds and hired our favourite chef to make his famous Rueben sandwiches. We chose these things all because we love them… and they were delicious and the day was perfect because of it. One more thing for the bride, I wish I looked up at Dave when coming up the aisle. It sounds obvious but on the day when you’re so excited and there are all these people you haven’t seen for a while you look at them. No one reminds you to look up and straight ahead at your partner.

tongue in cheek whimsical Australian wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

tongue in cheek whimsical Australian wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

whimsical wedding decor - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

unique wedding venues - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

tongue in cheek whimsical Australian wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

whimsical reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding favor bags - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

wedding balloons - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

smurf dessert topper - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

tongue in cheek whimsical Australian wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

tongue in cheek whimsical Australian wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/tongue-in-cheek-whimsical-australian-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Turning Page,” Sleeping at Last (instrumental)
Recessional: “Use Somebody,” Hackney Colliery Band
Reception Entrance: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “Sweet Disposition,” Temper Trap

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lara Hotz

Wedding Planner

David and Alexia Fisher (bride and groom)

Florist

Merci Bouquet

Ceremony Venue

She Oak Grove - Centennial Park

Reception Venue

Studio Neon

Wedding Dress

Jean Nash Designs

Lingerie

Agent Provocateur

Necklace

Ek Thongprasert

Bridal Shoes

Tabitha Simmons

Hair

Anya Spicer

Bridesmaid Dresses

Jean Nash Designs

Groom's Attire

P Johnson Tailors

Groom's Shoes

Jeffery Campbell

Groom's Watch

Timex

Groomsmen Gifts

Shirt Stays

Groomsmen tie + leather lapel flower

Hook and Albert

Catering

Ruby and Rach

Wedding Cake

Cook and Baker

Band

The Brassholes

DJ

Alen Nikolovski

Videographer

Greg Constantaras

Transportation

Red London Bus

Wedding Invitations

Your One and Only

Retro 1960s Wedding in St. Augustine

Vintage Weddings

If I had to pick my favorite period for style in American culture, it would undoubtedly be the late 1950s/early 1960s. There’s something so appealing about the bright pop of mod colors, the shortened hemlines, and the the bold design elements — all of which you’ll find in today’s wedding from Christina Karst Photography.

retro 1960s wedding in St Augustine - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

From the bride, Katie: I’ve always loved the bright colors and graphic style of the early 60s. I kept looking around for color inspiration and found most weddings stuck to 2 colors. I couldn’t pick so I went with 4. Teal, Red-Orange, Mustard Yellow, and Chartreuse, but I didn’t want restrict myself so you’ll see others in there as well. I went a little DIY crazy. The succulent holders on the tables are candle sticks from Ikea. We taped the mid section and spray painted them yellow to make them look like they were dipped in paint. The record racks were worn and rusted. We cleaned them up and spray painted them gold (I swear a can of gold spray paint is the best thing a wedding planner can have). We bought clay pots and spray painted them teal for the succulents. All of the signage holders were spray painted gold. The table runners were made by me — I’m not a sewer so I just cut them to size and used iron on hemming tape. They ended up costing me $10 a pop instead of renting the venue’s cloths for $20+ per. The garland above the cake table was mine as well.

retro 1960s wedding in St Augustine - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1956s-wedding-in-st-augustine

mod bride - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

billy ball boutonnieres - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

billy ball bouquet - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

blue bridesmaids dresses - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

orange and yellow bouquet - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine
Flower recipe: We told our florist to use whatever was available and interesting in yellow and red-orange, but the main ones were: Billy balls, blood orange ranunculus, green mini hydrangeas, white daisies, and succulents.

wedding ceremony - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

ceremony recessional - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

retro 1950s wedding in St Augustine - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

retro 1950s wedding in St Augustine - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

midcentury inspired wedding - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

I just crept around Lowes for more paint swatches then anyone would need, cut them into different size squares and rectangles and used Super 77 to glue them to fishing wire. The place cards: I found vintage 45 records and recreated them in Illustrator with a special song for each table and everyone’s names. Vintage 45s are super cheap on ebay and I bought CD labels from Uline. We stuck them on and cut out the center with exacto knives. All of the signage and menus were designed by me. I used Hipster Script and found inspiration in mid-century kitchen wares. The photo booth images were vintage wedding paper dolls. We found images of the retro postcards and I redesigned the back with our branding. Also worth mentioning, I didn’t rent anything because I found I could find it for a comparable price on ebay and Etsy. Vintage swizzle sticks, cake trays, milk glass vases, champagne glasses, suitcases, bowls, mid century plates were slowly collected.

1960s inspired wedding - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

vinyl album centerpiece - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

retro 1950s wedding in St Augustine - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

red wedding ideas - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

retro inspired reception - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t forget to think about the logistics. We made this obsessive timeline (at the advice of our amazing friend and wedding coordinator, Sarah) that outlined every minute detail and it was so helpful in the midst of the craziness that weekend. Do all the planning you possibly can so that a few days before, you can relax and let it all in. Also. Get a band. Like now.

retro chair signs - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

succulent topped cake - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

cake table with garland - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

retro inspired wedding - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

wedding cake with flowers - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

dessert table - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

retro 1960s wedding in St Augustine - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

retro 1960s wedding in St Augustine - photo by Christina Karst Photography http://ruffledblog.com/retro-1960s-wedding-in-st-augustine

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Wedding Music:
We had to go pretty traditional with our ceremony music since it was Catholic, but since “Turn, Turn, Turn” by the Byrds is a bible verse, the priest gave us the okay to use it as the recessional.
First Dance: “This Will Be Our Year,” The Zombies

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christina Karst Photography

Florist

Publix

Day-Of Coordination

Sarah Collins

Ceremony Venue

Mission Nombre de Dios

Reception Venue

The White Room

Wedding Dress

Fancy Bridal

Wedding Veil

Andrea's Beau

Wedding Shoes

Bamboo via ModCloth

Pin

Vintage from eBay

Bangle

J.Crew

Earrings

Kate Spade

Ring

Custom Made with a vintage stone by Grace Weller

Makeup and Nails

Amanda Hopcraft Makeup Artist

Hair

Gwynne Mims Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

Alfred Sung via Bella Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Shoes

ModCloth

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Groom's Shirt

Banana Republic

Tie, Pocket Square, and Tie Bar

The Tie Bar

Wedding Rings

Catbird

Catering

White Room

Wedding Cake

Sweet n' Flour

Music

Cloud 9

Wedding Invitation Printing

Smartpress

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[seven-degrees]

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

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Handcrafted Wedding with a Rabbits and Wreaths Theme

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Dearheart Photos

While themes certainly aren’t necessary for a wedding day, we sure enjoy seeing brides go all out with their own once in a while. Jana and Heinrich chose a “rabbits and wreaths” theme, which had tablescapes full of sweet bunny ceramics, rabbit shaped boutonnieres made out of wood for the gents, and floral wreaths for the bridesmaids in lieu of traditional bouquets. Dearheart Photos and The Stables did some incredible work, so let’s take a look!

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

From the bride, Jana: I wanted my wedding to be very rustic and we wanted to do everything ourselves.
We wanted to create a whimsical feel. Our theme was “rabbits and wreaths.” All the tables had wooden or ceramic rabbits on them. The table numbers hung from wreaths. We also hid rabbits in the garden at the pre-drinks. We did not have a set colour scheme my bridesmaids wore different coloured dresses and the flowers were all different colours. We wanted to incorporate the feeling of spring.

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bride getting ready - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bridesmaids with wreaths - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bridesmaids with wreaths - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

wedding jewelry - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

pastel wedding bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme
Bouquet recipe: Peonies, roses, daisies and a lot of eucalyptus leaves.

wedding ceremony signs - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bridal processionals - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

garden wedding ceremony - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

ceremony recessional - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

unique bridal portraits - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

botanical inspired weddings - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Just remember what the day is all about…it is a celebration of your relationship and your wedding day should reflect your personalities. People will try to persuade you into going with their choices but stand your ground and go with your gut feeling. Your day should be about your style and not someone else’s.

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

animal figurines as centerpiece - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

whimsical wedding decor - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bright wedding receptions - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

South African weddings - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

rustic wedding decor - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Marry Me,” Train
Recessional: “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” The Darkness
First Dance: “Is This Love?” James Arthur

Wedding Location: Clarens, South Africa / Photographer: Dearheart Photos / Florist: Annette Trosky from The Stables and bride’s mother (table flowers) / Venue and Caterer: St Fort Guest Farm / Wedding Planning: Conrad from St Fort / Wedding Dress: Bride’s Aunt, Sandra Hugo / Wedding Shoes: Woolworths / Accessories: The Stables / Hair: Theresa from The Loft / Makeup: Niins / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Groom’s Suit, Shoes, and Tie: Woolworths / Wedding Invitations: Bride / Transportation: a tractor used on the farm

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

LM Weddings

English countryside weddings, we love you so. Nina and Gareth are an Australian-English couple who traveled to the groom’s home town to exchange vows in front of their loved ones. Luckily for us, Laura McCluskey of LM Weddings was there to capture it all for us to admire!

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

From the bride, Nina: We wanted a relaxed day in the countryside that represented both of our upbringings despite coming from opposite sides of the world. An English countryside setting with plenty of Australian inspired details, food and drinks as a nod to my childhood. With many overseas guests, we wanted to take the opportunity to show off Gareth’s beautiful home town during the glorious British summertime. We took inspiration from summer wildflowers with lots of blues and greens and hints of red. We also incorporated elements of the countryside with lots of wood, natural light and maps.

wedding ideas - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

bride getting ready - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English bridesmaids - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

bridesmaid shoes - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

The whole event was very DIY, and everyone’s contributions made it feel so special. There was such an overwhelming sense of excitement and love as we all set up the hall together the day before. One of my favourite memories is watching my father and my husband-to-be working together to saw the table number bases on the grass outside the hall. My cousin Arielle Gamble is an illustrator and we were incredibly lucky to have her involved with everything from the invites to the table numbers, seating chart and signage at our village hall reception. My mother and sister put together the dozens of flower centrepieces, which looked beautiful and made the hall smell amazing with all the fresh herbs. My mother lovingly collected all the linen napkins and Australiana tablecloths and brought them over with her. I made all the bunting from scraps of Liberty print fabric I had collected.

ceremony processionals - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

ceremony processional - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside
ceremony kiss - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside
ceremony kiss - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

We worked with The Meadow Garden, a small flower farm based next door to the village hall. The flowers could not have been more local! They offered us a beautiful array of seasonal, sustainable English flowers and we chose a mix of summer wildflowers that included scabiosa, poppy heads, daisies, ammi, cornflowers, snapdragons, cream roses, salvia and herbs like oregano, catmint, lavender and rosemary. I wandered around the farm the day before the wedding helping them pick a few more sweet peas that had bloomed overnight, which was a dream come true.

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding signs - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding guests - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding games - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

lace bridesmaid dresses - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English country weddings - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding receptions - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English country weddings - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Listen to your instincts and try not to get overwhelmed by the huge amount of inspiration available. Remember it’s your day and your budget and you should do what feels right for you and your partner even if it’s not traditional. Don’t be afraid to ask friends for help! We were so lucky to work with our talented friends and so many pitched in to help with djing, catering, flowers, invites etc. It was definitely a labour of love! If guests are travelling from abroad, try to organise a casual event the day after the wedding so you can make sure you spend enough time with them. The actual day will go so fast and you will be grateful for a little extra time to spend with the people that have made such an effort to be there for you even if it’s just a picnic in the park.

simple place settings - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English country wedding ideas - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

bunting cake toppers - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “England,” The National
Recessional: “Love Is Love,” Lungfish
First Dance: “This Will Be Our Year,” The Zombies
Late night singalongs: Saves The Day and Jimmy Eat World

Wedding Location: Braunston, Rutland, England / Photographer: Laura McCluskey of LM Weddings / Florist: The Meadow Garden / Ceremony Venue: Oakham Castle / Reception Venue: Braunston Village Hall / Wedding Dress: Vintage from Etsy / Reception Dress: Vintage from Etsy / Wedding Shoes: Office / Hair and Makeup: Lipstick & Curls / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Loake / Bow Tie: Liberty / Caterer: Magnus Reid and Laura Marten from Yolk Bakery / DJ: Bless (Tom Pinchard) / Wedding Invitations: Arielle Gamble

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Zilker Park Clubhouse Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Ivy Weddings

I can never say it enough — we love our creative brides and grooms. Monica and Juan’s Texas wedding was full of color and fiesta-themed accents, from the papel picado designed by the groom to the Mexican inspired table runners for the reception. Ivy Weddings and Petals Ink Florist were the perfect team to capture the day and deck it out in stunning floral design!

Zilker Park clubhouse wedding - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

From the bride, Monica: My husband and I both knew that we wanted something fun and casual to celebrate our big day. We wanted to create a memorable day for not only ourselves, but for our loved ones as well! We chose Zilker Clubhouse as our venue for its laid back Austin vibe, and its stunning Austin view. We provided a photo booth with plenty of props and my father made lawn games for our guests to enjoy. My husband and I pored over idea after idea. We chose our ceremony readings and marriage vows very carefully. We worked a lot of late hours throughout the process and in the end, we feel that our guests had as much fun at our wedding as we had fun planning! Some of the best words to describe the look of our wedding would be bright, bold, and fun. We went with a “fiesta” theme that included colors such as purple, pink, orange, yellow, aqua, and green. We didn’t shy away from color, that’s for sure! But we were also careful not to work against what natural beauty our venue had to offer. I gave a color swatch to my bridesmaids and asked them to pick a dress that closely matched the fabric color and I made sure to coordinate their shoe colors to match the groomsmen’s ties.

bride getting ready - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

pink floral accessories - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

colorful invitations - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

bridal bouquet - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding
Bouquet recipe: fuchsia stock flowers, mini green hydrangeas, icelandic poppies, gerber daisy, tulips, craspedia, free spirit garden rose, and succulents.

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

yellow boutonnieres - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

fiesta themed decor - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

My husband worked from a few designs he saw online to create our “papel picado” wedding invitations. He even included our dog in the design! He spent a few hours at a laser cutting studio (MakeATX) creating our invitations. For groomsmen’s gifts he created an individual emblem for each groomsman which he had etched onto the glass of the beer growlers he got each of them. Instead of using real flowers for decorations, we decided to hand-make hundreds of tissue paper pom-poms to hang around the venue, individually and as garland. My husband created our “love birds” cake toppers from clay and we decorated them to look like what we’d be wearing on our wedding day. My mother and her friend sewed every table runner from the fabric she bought in Mexico. We wanted to incorporate this beautiful city where we fell in love so instead of traditional table numbers we chose Austin landmarks and a bunch of our favorite places to designate sitting. For example, some of our guests sat at “The State Capitol” table or the “Barton Springs” table. We used pictures of each venue or location, and printed them onto paper specifically made for table tents. For the guest name cards we used blank business cards to print their names. The business cards can be bought with the perforations already created so they were easy and quick to cut apart.

fiesta themed wedding - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

Zilker Park clubhouse wedding - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

wedding processionals - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

Zilker Park clubhouse wedding - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

Zilker Park clubhouse wedding - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

groom with bridal shoes - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

fiesta wedding ideas - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Practical Advice: It sounds cliché but don’t sweat the small stuff. There are many things that you can’t control and that’s okay! “…every little thing is gonna be alright…” Advice from the Heart: You will receive plenty of solicited and unsolicited advice. Some of it will be helpful but it can get to be overwhelming. There will be a lot of opinions about how you “should” be doing something. And someone is bound to get upset. Please remember that, ultimately, your wedding day is about you (the couple)! Do what feels right for your wedding!

colorful paper poms - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

paper flowers - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

fiesta receptions - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

escort cards - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

fiesta receptions - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

Zilker Park clubhouse wedding - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

purple paper goods - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding

Zilker Park clubhouse wedding - photo by Ivy Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/zilker-park-clubhouse-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “I’m Yours,” Vitamin String Quartet (Jason Mraz)
Bride’s Processional: “Longing to Belong,” Eddie Vedder
Recessional: “When We’re Together,” Joshua Radin
First Dance: “I Got You,” Jack Johnson
Aside from the key songs that we chose, we didn’t really play too much with the reception music. Our friend Rob was the DJ and he did a great job of feeling out the crowd and playing songs that everyone enjoyed!

Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Ivy Weddings / Event Coordination: Heather Darby and Andrea Gamse / Florist: Petals Ink Florist / Venue: Zilker Park Clubhouse / Wedding Dress: Celina Menchaca (Friend of the Bride) / Wedding Shoes: Nina “Electra” / Hair and Makeup: Milk and Honey Salon / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse, Al’s Formalwear / Caterer: EnShanta / Wedding Cake: Sugar Mamas Bakeshop and Upper Crust Bakery / Cake Topper: Groom / MC: Rob Surrago / Rentals: American Party Rental / Officiant: Steven Ross / Wedding Invitations: DIY by the groom and MakeATX / Paper Goods: Amols and Alamo Fiesta / Transportation: Limos of Austin

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Kaaterskill NY Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Lev Kuperman

“I’m not really sure the style of it… eclectic communal farmhouse boho chic? It was a giant love fest for sure, and that is what we wanted.” How could we possibly resist a wedding with a description this good? Kayti and Jake’s wedding is a perfect example of just how gorgeous eclecticism can be, especially when the talented Lev Kuperman is behind the camera.

Kaaterskill NY wedding - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

From the bride, Kayti: We really wanted a laid back, fun, outdoor weekend wedding celebration. One thing that was important to us was that it felt communal. We had a great venue where we had the run of the property for 3 days basically, so we wanted to use that. Everything we planned was outdoors, so we really wanted to incorporate that into the style. We were so excited about having our family and friends all together and wanted them to feel a part of the wedding. I’m not really sure the style of it… eclectic communal farmhouse boho chic? It was a giant love fest for sure, and that is what we wanted. A few groups went zip lining with me the day before the wedding while others were at the property hanging out and settling in. We had the meet-n-greet family style dinner on the property followed by a screening of “Dirty Dancing” in the barn. We had morning yoga in the barn the day of the wedding and then everyone stayed and helped set up. It was amazing ow much everyone gave. It blew me away and taught me to always give, give, give. Another example of how we included people was our wedding parties. We created new ones. We each had 3 “best people” that stood by our sides, and we had “people of honor” which was a larger group of about 20 people. The ladies wore white and the men wore chambray ties. They walked down the aisle but sat during the ceremony. We did this because we have a lot of important people in our lives. The three that stood by our sides were just right but we wanted to incorporate more and really honor how influential our friends and families have been in our relationship and our lives.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

farm weddings - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

Kaaterskill NY wedding - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

Kaaterskill NY wedding - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

grooms boutonnieres - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

leafy wedding bouquet - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding
Flower recipe: Stargazer lilies, ranunculus, and small roses. We had tons of lilac and it smelled amazing. There were flowers everywhere. Tulips, daffodils, allium, shasta daisy, etc… spring time blooms!

Kaaterskill NY wedding - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

wedding veil - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

Kaaterskill NY wedding - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

I basically took anything and everything I loved and threw it in the mix. My theme ended up being mishmash world traveler eclectic boho thrift store Americana? I love lots of colors and patterns and particularly love mixing colors and patterns, as well as clean white. I like to juxtapose and mix things up that don’t go. And I like to combine everything. Instead of one, why not two? I had 6 different save the date postcard styles, two different favor bags, 3 different table runner fabrics, etc. and it all worked! I love hot pink (I try not, but I can’t help it) so I threw that in wherever I could. There was denim, corals, blues, greens, purples, yellows… really a huge mix. I found a lot of the pieces in thrift shops, at garage sales, and online. As for DIY… almost everything was DIY! My mom made all the table runners. For the head table, we found this amazing Argentinian fabric on etsy. For the other tables, some were denim table runners and the others were a striped fabric. My mom made pocket squares for all the men and I embroidered their initials in them. The favors were DIY also. I ordered sage sticks and custom matches and tucked in a smashed penny into each sage stick. That was put into a muslin bag that was then stamped.

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Kaaterskill NY wedding - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/kaaterskill-ny-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Hire a day of planner. Seriously. Everyone told me to, and I thought about it. Thought I had one (venue coordinator and day of coordinator are not the same thing!) I had tons of people who did help on the day. However, I had been planning this for a year. Everything was in my head. I couldn’t be everywhere at once and get ready to get married! 2. No one can prepare you for this. I don’t say that to scare anyone. I don’t say it negatively. But the rush, the day, the emotions, the whirlwind, the people, the schedule. It all happens so fast, is so amazing, and there is no real way to prepare for that. Take some time alone and take some time with your partner on the day. And also, try try try to say hello to each guest. It’s harder than you think. 3. Ladies… eyelash extensions. They changed my life for 1 week. I got them 3 days before my wedding. You wake up looking amazing. Every day. And for the wedding day… insane. I highly recommend it. 4. Remember what it is all about — you and your partner coming together and starting a life. It is all about love. You will fight. It will get stressful. But find beauty in it and really be in the moments. Try not to get sucked into pinterest. Take some time with your partner that is “wedding free” time. 5. Take a honeymoon, mini moon, or a weekend away right after. Immediately after. Just do it. 6. Break the rules. Do what makes sense for you and your partner. Honor family and traditions, but if you want to do something a little different, do it! And make the ceremony part meaningful. That doesn’t mean it has to be really long, but it is such an important part! We had readings, a song… our friend and a rabbi both officiated. We wrote our own vows… put meaning into that part. It can get overlooked. 7. Love love love love love… and breathe.

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Wedding Music:
We had a fantastic DJ, but my husband is also very into music so he put together a very extensive list and handed it off to the DJ. It was very 60s surf rock, sexy soul, kind of funky in there.
Bridal Party Processional: “Moon Glow,” Benny Goodman; “Everyone,” Van Morrison
Bride’s Processional: “M79,” Vampire Weekend
Ceremony: “Devoted to You,” The Everly Brothers
First Dance: “When We Fall In,” Sean Hayes; “Trapped by a Thing Called Love,” Denise LaSalle

Wedding Location: The Catskills, NY / Photographer: Lev Kuperman / Florist: The River Garden in Catskill, NY / Venue: The Kaaterskill / Wedding Dress: Reem Acra / Dress Alterations: The Williamsburg Seamster / Bride’s Boots: Pack Herroro via YOOX / Wedding Veil: made by bride’s mother and cousin / Earrings: Catbird / Bracelet: Vintage / Best Lady Dresses: ASOS, Piperlime, Victoria’s Secret / Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein / Groom’s Tie and Pocket Square: J. Crew / Best Men’s Ties: Hickoree’s / Caterer and Cake: Miss Lucy’s Kitchen / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians: Kings County Swing / DJ: Marlon Morris of Mercury Entertainment / Transportation: Coxsackie Transportation

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Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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San Clemente Summer Camp Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Acqua Photo

You know that feeling you get when you read a love story so sweet you feel like you might burst with joy for the couple? In this job, we get our fair share of that feeling, but perhaps never so strongly as when we read the story of Erin and Casey. The couple met in 5th grade summer camp and were lucky enough to know they had found their “one,” and their wedding day was the perfect reflection of all the love they’ve shared over the years. Acqua Photo, Amorology Weddings, and Twigg Botanicals left no stone unturned for this one, folks.

San Clemente summer camp wedding - photo by Acqua Photo http://ruffledblog.com/san-clemente-summer-camp-wedding

From the bride, Erin: As kids, Casey and I attended the same summer camp which we later both worked at during college. It was here where we met some of our best friends and experienced some of our fondest memories in the entire world. This made it easy to pick “Happy Campers” as the inspiration for our fall wedding. We shared some of our favorite camp stories and photographs with Heather and the incredible team at Amorology. They took these concepts and created a magical camp experience that we will never forget. Our wedding included rustic long wooden tables with a mixture of benches and chairs. Small woodland animals adorned the tables and our guests reported to the reception by first visiting the handmade backdrop with the words “My Thermos Runneth Over” featured prominently. Amorology and Peanut Press created adorable miniature pennants with each party’s name, which was then placed in an enamel mug and displayed on the backdrop. Surrounded by our family and closest friends in the world we had the most incredible day. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!

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Bouquet recipe: Gerber Daisies, garden and spray roses, feverfew, berries, billy balls, anemones, and beautiful fall leaves.

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San Clemente summer camp wedding - photo by Acqua Photo http://ruffledblog.com/san-clemente-summer-camp-wedding

Our colors included honey yellow, gray, peachy pink, blush, green, teal blue with poppy red and orange accents. Casey had a gorgeous red bell handcrafted to honor the location where he proposed. The talented teams at Amorology and Twigg Botanicals created the most incredible arbor to hang the bell from, which was placed at the front of the wedding ceremony for Casey and I to stand beneath while we exchanged vows. Our wedding readings came from poems and children’s books that spoke to my teaching background and our past experiences at the camp where we grew up. Each word captured the whimsy, fun and devotion that Casey and I try to approach each day with. Standing on the edge of a bluff as the sun fell into the ocean, surrounded by love and marrying the love of my life could not have been more perfect. At the end of the service our friend and minister rang the bell with joy as we kissed, another memory I will always cherish.

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Having the incredibly talented Acqua Photo handle our photographs before the ceremony ensured that we were fresh and relaxed and most importantly did not miss a moment of the reception! Each place setting had a personalized Bingo card made by Peanut Press (in honor of a long-standing camp tradition) and the wedding party was provided with vintage Bingo cards as a surprise from Amorology. To kick off the reception we played a game of Bingo with a few winners receiving a special set of gifts selected to speak to our past, present and future. It was an unexpected surprise for our guests and ended up becoming wonderfully competitive! To help create a special camp feel, Casey and I made a set of friendship bracelets in our wedding colors for each of our guests. We spent hours making over three hundred bracelets which were then braided together to create unique napkin rings, which the guests took as a favor. In lieu of a traditional photo booth we created a “Summer Camp Memories” display. Throughout the evening people would stop by and look at the amazing times we had and Acqua snapped a number of awesome new pictures perfectly mixing our past with our future. By the end of the night the wedding party began taking their favorite pictures right off the wall as keepsakes. It turned out to be such a wonderful way to share the special memories that helped inspire our day.

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Dinner was a very important aspect of our wedding day. Casey and I really wanted to have delicious food that was not your traditional wedding cuisine. Working with the amazingly talented Root Cellar Catering Co. we were able to create an amazing menu of fresh spring salads, tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese croutons, pulled pork sliders, and vegetarian chili with all the fixings. Guests also enjoyed local San Diego beers and “Bug Juice,” a deliciously refreshing fruit drink created by Root Cellar. In another nod to camp, guests were able to stop by the “S’more Love” bar and toast up their very own delicious treat. This was a huge hit with all our guests! The amazing Susie’s Cakes created a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting, which was topped with a custom wood topper and was pure simplistic perfection. Our DJ created a wonderful atmosphere keeping the dance floor packed all night long. Dancing, singing and laughing with our guests under a perfect California night sky was everything we had hoped for and more.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Hire a wedding planner! Hiring a professional truly makes a difference. Weddings are inherently stressful and can be overwhelming. Casey and I are always going in a million different directions so it was such a relief to know Heather and her team had everything under control and we did not need to worry about anything. Your wedding planner will also be able to steer you towards other professionals who truly care about your day and will go above and beyond to make it memorable. Figure out what is most important to you and let the rest go. We really wanted our favorite people in the world to relax, have fun, and feel the love we have for them and the excitement Casey and I felt for our marriage to begin. Once we focused on this, all the other decisions fell into place. Lastly, breathe and trust that at the end of the day the most important thing is that you will marry the love of your life. Everything else is great, but the two of you starting this new chapter is the most important thing. The week before our wedding there were five tropical storms sitting off the coast of San Clemente. Panic was definitely on the horizon but my husband and I just focused on the fact that we were going to have the most incredible day no matter the weather. The morning of our wedding we both woke up to see clear skies and the perfect weather held through the day and into the night, it couldn’t have been better.

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From the photographer, Jen of Acqua Photo: Erin and Casey met at Summer Camp when they were in 5th grade. They were each others’ first and only boyfriend/girlfriend and have been inseparable ever since. Many of their best friends were also from their camp, and so they thought incorporating that special time in their lives into the theme of the wedding would make it so much fun for everyone. A few of the many highlights of the day: The amazing escort wall complete with vintage lanterns, thermoses, and camp cups overflowing with marshmallows; place settings with friendship bracelets handmade by the bride and groom for every guest; vintage Bingo cards and the game at the reception; engraved wood table signs; bug juice and canteens; Erin’s fabulous red, polka dot shoes; custom Gage Family Bell; Grandma as the flower girl; and chili and s’mores for dinner!

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” Acoustic Guitar Classics
Recessional: “On Top of the World,” Imagine Dragons (So perfect! My favorite pick! I have yet to hear this song and not shed a tear or two)
First Dance: “Better Together,” Jack Johnson
Last Dance: “Wagon Wheel,” Old Crow Medicine Show (Everyone ended the wedding standing in a big circle hugging and crying; it’s a memory we will always cherish)

Wedding Location: San Clemente, CA / Photographer: Acqua Photo / Event Design and Coordination: Amorology Weddings / Floral Design: Twigg Botanicals / Venue: San Clemente Historic Cottage / Wedding Dress: Prevue Formal & Bridal / Wedding Veil: The lace on my mother’s veil matched my dress almost exactly. We had our seamstress remove the original headpiece and create a new veil / Wedding Shoes: Nordstrom / Hair and Makeup: Swell Beauty / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: A Better Deal Tuxedo / Wedding Caterer: Root Cellar Catering / Wedding Cake: SusieCakes / DJ: David Cutler / Tables, Benches, Vintage Lanterns, Thermoses: Folklore Vintage Rentals / Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals and Allie’s Party Rentals / Wedding Invitations: Peanut Press Creative

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San Sebastiano da Po Destination Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Giuli&Giordi

It’s always a treat to share a destination wedding, and especially one in Italy — but getting to share two Italian weddings in one week? Talk about a dream come true! This time we’ve got Giuli&Giordi and Trendinozze sharing their beautiful work with us in the form of Silvia and Chris’ wedding. The blend of rustic simplicity and a classic red and blue color palette is certainly working for us — how about you?

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From the bride, Silvia: We wanted our wedding to be especially personal, able to represent us in the best way… our style. Simple, ironic and fresh, with a vintage touch. The colors chosen were red and blue, colors that we love, which were also capable of paying tribute to the American origins of Chris.

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Bouquet recipe: Carnations, daisies, and berries. We also used these for floral arrangements, plus lisianthus and mix of wildflowers. We wanted a very natural and wild result.

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The theme of the breakfast (we decided to get married just having breakfast), taken from the objects placed on the table as spoons, cups, bowls etc…. and the theme of typography, for the reference to vintage and to represent our professions: architect and journalist. We participated in the first line to the assembly of all materials (signs, favors, invitations) … so much effort but a indescribable satisfaction.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Locate a few simple themes representative of the couple and develop them in detail. Discuss, collaborate, and above all: have fun!

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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Ceremony and First Dance: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

View their super-cute Save the Date video shot by Giuli&Giordi here:

Wedding Location: San Sebastiano da Po, Italy / Photographer: Giuli&Giordi / Wedding Planner: Trendinozze / Florist: Fiore Loco / Ceremony Venue: Chiesa di Santo Stefano del Monte / Reception Venue: Castello di San Sebastiano da Po / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham / Groom’s Suit: Lorenzo Ciullo tailor, fabric Ermenegildo Zegna / Wedding Caterer: L’arte a Tavola / Wedding Cake: Peyrano / DJ: Full of Gas Scooter Team / Wedding Invitations: Cut and Paste Lab