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Floral Inspired Treehouse Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Cara Robbins Studio

Today’s real wedding falls under the category of “I just want to live inside this wedding.” Everything about it is sheer perfection, from the mismatched bridesmaid dresses to the signage done by the bride to the impeccable long-sleeve wedding gown. Cara Robbins Studio, Adore Folklore, and Native Poppy all did amazing work here!

floral inspired treehouse wedding - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

From the bride, Sara: We wanted it to be a beautiful outdoor wedding with natural accents and a boho feel. We constantly referred to it as the “treehouse wedding” because of the location and the beautiful, 1920’s treehouse on the property. The farmhouse tables helped us achieve a more comfortable, ‘we’re all family here’ feel we were going for. I was very inspired by the colors found in kilim pillows and also felt very strongly toward incorporating floral elements.

wedding invitations - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

low heel wedding shoes - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

wedding dress - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

wild bouquet - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding
I gave our florist Natalie a lot of freedom on the floral arrangements, my biggest request was the use of Eucalyptus. Not only do I love the look, but the scent is wonderful. I wanted the bridesmaids bouquets to be primarily Eucalyptus since their dresses were bright and floral. Natalie at Native Poppy couldn’t have captured my vision and floral dreams any more perfectly. The flowers were one of the loveliest parts of the wedding.

groomsmen socks - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

wild bohemian bouquet - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

mismatched bridesmaid dresses - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

wild floral bouquet - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

bohemian ceremony altar - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

foot washing ceremony - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

There were many DIY projects for our wedding, and I had so much fun creating personalized items to represent my husband and and myself. I painted over 30 wooden signs for the wedding, about half were directional signs, and the other half included: seating chart, table numbers, welcome signs, and venue directional signs to help guests navigate the property. Alex and I spent an evening creating our guest favors as well; we made essential oil sprays with a more natural woodsy scent blend for the guys, and a more floral blend for the gals. These were a favorite and I continue getting positive feedback and all the multitude of uses people seem to have for them. We also wanted a more natural and environmentally friendly alternative for our “getaway” so I hand packed over 200 small cloth bags with birdseed and stamped each bag with our wedding logo stamp. My wonderful Aunt helped package all of the S’mores boxes which we used natural fiber berry boxes and tied with a cream colored string and tag with our wedding logo. (The stamp was definitely one of our most used items of the entire wedding!) We also enjoyed picking out components for our tattoo parlor area; custom tattoos, antique bowls and a unique tattoo cabinet. Additionally we loved piecing together our DIY floral bar where guests could “take a flower and wear it” and create original bouts, hair pieces and wear them at the wedding. One of my favorite projects of the wedding was a washers game handmade by my 12 year old brother, he worked for months to carefully choose the wood, cut, stain, paint and create these boards for guests to enjoy at our wedding on the lawn space, it was one of the most used elements at our wedding!

wedding portrait - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

bouquet with amaranthus accents - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

wooden seating chart - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

farm table reception - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

wedding sign - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

mr and mrs chairs - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Ask for help, but also don’t compromise on components you want to create personally. Talk to your future spouse and discuss all parts of the ceremony and reception. One of my favorite parts of this discussion for us was planning our ceremony, the song choice and deciding on a theme of “serving each other” helped us to create a better flow to our whole event and set a great tone for the rest of the night. Make sure that while you’re engaged, you have days or evenings where you don’t talk about wedding planning, it’s so easy to let the planning and styling and to-do lists take over your life and thoughts; and it’s so nice to have a break from this and just enjoy fresh conversation with your future spouse. It’s not all about the look, or the vibe, it’s about the relationship and two people who love one another; take moments to remember this!

floral table runner - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

cake table - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

naked wedding cake - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

smores wedding favors - photo by Cara Robbins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-inspired-treehouse-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Future,” The Inlaws
Bride’s Processional: “Hung the Moon,” Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Feet Washing: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” Sufjan Stevens
Recessional: “Perfect Day,” Sophie Park
First Dance: “I’d Have to be Crazy,” Willie Nelson
We also decided to have other fathers-daughters and mothers-sons join us for the last half of our respective dances. This added such a unique moment to be able to share these moments with others and see their joy sharing these precious moments with us.

From the photographer, Cara Robbins: Sara and Alex are some of the sweetest people I’ve worked with as a photographer. They met while attending Baylor College and currently live in the Bay Area. Sara is definitely a DIY girl and did all the beautiful lettering and signage on her own (just wait til you see it). She also worked closely with her Florist (Native Poppy) to create a unique and beautiful color palette for her florals – of which there were a lot! As a photographer there were tons of beautiful details from the venue itself which does have an actual treehouse that the bride got ready in, to the perfectly mismatched bridesmaids dresses, Texas pride groomsmen socks, and an emphasis on family and friends. Their wedding cake was baked by a close friend of the bride and bride’s little brother created an original game for guests to play during the reception. Overall it was a beautiful day, Sara was very excited about photography and even opted to have me shoot medium format film which is always a good idea. They gave me complete freedom as far as where and when we could do photos and I think it completely paid off. This was one of my favorite weddings I got to be a part of this year!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cara Robbins Studio

Event Design and Rentals

Adore Folklore

Event Planning

Bride

Floral Design

Native Poppy

Venue

The Fallbook Treehouse

Wedding Dress

Oleg Cassini

Wedding Shoes

Seychelles

Hair

Jenny Avery

Makeup

Julie Spink

Bridesmaid Dresses

Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, ASOS

Groom's Attire

J.Crew, Frank & Oak

Catering

Miho Catering Company

Wedding Cake

Fruzsina McGuiness

Mini Donuts

Lil' Orbits

Entertainment

Still Listening Production

Rentals

Heart for Hospitality

Signage

MenloMakes

Wedding Invitations

Paperless Post

Photo Booth

Mobile Photo Booth

Videography

Max & Molly Films

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

Upstate New York Wedding at Bedford Post Inn

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

Tara and John share a love of discovering new restaurants, so it makes sense that a big part of their wedding day would be focused around good food. Bedford Post Inn fit the bill with both beautiful scenery and delectable goodies, while True Event planned everything and Hana Floral Design shone on floral design. Thanks to Pat Furey for capturing this day so well!

upstate New York wedding at Bedford Post Inn - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

From the bride, Tara: Many of our favorite memories together over the years involve exploring new restaurants. So when it came to choosing a location for our wedding, we knew finding a venue with amazing food and an intimate dining experience was a must. We had been to Bedford Post before for brunch at The Barn and fell in love with the aesthetic of the space—rustic chic meets classic elegance with the comfort of home. When we went back to Bedford as a potential wedding venue and toured the rest of the property we knew that we had found something special. And the fact that a charming stone church for our ceremony was located right down the road in the historic section of town made it all the more perfect.

wedding rings - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

wedding shoes - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

bride getting ready - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

groom getting ready - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

bride getting ready - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

peachy pink bouquet - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

groom and groomsmen - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

wedding party - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

The layout of the inn naturally lends itself to the intimate atmosphere that we were hoping to create: 4 distinct spaces that our guests could experience throughout the evening and charming guestrooms for our family and bridal party to spend the night. On a perfect summer afternoon, guests were greeted with rosé and Prosecco by the reflecting pool where they enjoyed passed canapes and an instrumental set by The Silver Arrow Band. They then moved into the main Farmhouse Dining Room for dinner. We played to the natural romantic setting of the dining room by focusing on the lighting, table settings, and music. The goal for dinner was to share a proper seated meal with family and friends to give everyone a chance to enjoy the food and conversation before moving outside for live music and dancing. The rustic wood tables were lined with lanterns and votives and decorated with garlands of eucalyptus, jasmine vines, and various greens. Tucked among the greens were blooms of neutral/blush roses. Guests dined on Campagna staples, including cappelletti, lobster, and filet of beef. A speakeasy style lounge adjacent to the dining room was the perfect meeting place for friends to catch-up over a martini or Manhattan.

wedding processional - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

wedding guest book - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

wedding portrait - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

After dinner, guests were ushered outside to the patio. Under a clear tent adorned with bistro lights, family and friends enjoyed live music by The Silver Arrow Band who had everyone up on their feet. An extra touch was the dessert bar located off the dance floor, which was stocked with delicious treats. For those who wanted to keep the party going, the Barn’s loft space and adjacent garden transformed into the ideal summer night after party. In the loft, NYC DJ Michelle von Mandel supplied the perfect feel-good beachy tunes for those who were up for a late night dance party. Through the large farmhouse loft doors the music spilled out into the garden where a roaring fire pit made for a relaxed setting for those who wanted to lounge and enjoy a late night cocktail / snack. We could not have imagined a more incredible day and feel so fortunate to have shared it with our closest family and friends. A huge thank you to the extremely talented True Event, Hana Floral, and Bedford Post team for helping us to create and achieve our vision and to Pat Furey Photography for putting their unique lens on the day.

centerpiece with lanterns - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

indoor reception - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

eucalyptus runner - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

chic indoor reception - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

wedding desserts - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

first dance - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pat Furey

Event Planning

True Event

Florist

Hana Floral Design

Venue

Bedford Post Inn

Wedding Dress

Amsale

Wedding Shoes

Stuart Weitzman

Hair and Makeup

Glamsquad

Groom's Suit

Armani

Groom's Shoes

Ferragamo

Catering

Campagna at Bedford Post Inn

Music

Silver Arrow Band

Linens

La Tavola Linen

Wedding Invitation

Tie That Binds

Fall Harvest Friendsgiving Wedding

Wedding Design

Breaking bread over delicious treats with good company is exactly how Thanksgiving should be spent. This styled shoot from Tara Bielecki Photography, Liz Wegrzyn, and Posies & Poms blends beautiful wedding style with a feast (both for the eyes and for the palate) beyond our wildest dreams. Have a happy Thanksgiving, all!

fall harvest Friendsgiving wedding - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

From the photographer, Tara Bielecki Photography: This styled shoot was inspired by early Britain harvest festival customs and traditions. Until the 20th century most farmers celebrated the end of the harvest with a big meal called the harvest supper, to which all who had helped in the harvest were invited. We love how this idea marries with the sentiment of celebrating with those who have supported you to cultivate your wedding day. Much like a harvest festival, weddings are a time for us to gather and celebrate the fruits of our labor. A time for us to join around the table, break bread, drink wine, and enjoy the company of the ones we love and are grateful for.

elegant wedding invitation - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

anemone boutonniere - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

bridesmaids in purple - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

fall bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Photographed at the historic Castle Marne in Denver, Colorado, this lava stone home was built in 1889 and added authenticity of the time frame for which our inspiration was richly celebrated. We love the thick stone walls, lush gardens, and intricate detailing around doors and windows, making it perfect for a communal celebration. We chose this Sarah Janks gown from Emma & Grace Bridal as a nod to European elegance. We complimented the beautiful silver beading from the gown with one of a kind jewelry from Arcatus Jewelry. Makeup was inspired by the beautiful plum and fig colors featured in the florals.

fall floral arrangement - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

autumn wedding place setting - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

brie with figs and pecans - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

I wanted to really bring this shoot to life by incorporating delicious local food fit for the finest harvest celebration. Foodie Call created the perfect holiday meal and the beet soup was an excellent complement to our rich tablescape. No harvest meal would be complete without a buffet full of delectable desserts, which is why Handcraft Bakery crafted the most beautiful ganache, cakes, and candy apples. Our goal was to show how this holiday season can be elevated to an elegant wedding affair with the ones you love.

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

green beans and pomegranate seeds - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

cake table display - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

iced naked cake - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

layered cake - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

toast - photo by Tara Bielecki Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fall-harvest-friendsgiving-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Tara Bielecki Photography

Styling, Hair and Makeup

Liz Wegrzyn

Venue

Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast

Florist

Posies & Poms

Bridal Store

Emma & Grace Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Bridesmaids

Jewelry

Arcatus Jewelry

Catering

Foodie Call

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Handcraft Bakery

Furniture

Yonder Floral & Decor House

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Bethany Siekmeier

Videography

Missing Frame Photography

Destination Hawaii Wedding at Puakea Ranch

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Bikini Birdie

Give me a destination wedding in Hawaii any day of the week, and I’m one happy girl. Katie and Julian had family coming in from all around the world, so they wanted to make sure everyone could get to spend some relaxing time getting to know each other and share in their celebration. Thanks to Bikini Birdie, Vintage & Lace, and Grace Flowers for their beautiful work here!

destination Hawaii wedding at Puakea Ranch - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

From the bride, Katie: We envisioned something simple and small – neither of us really wanted to feel like the center of a huge amount of attention! We also wanted it to feel more like a family vacation in Hawaii than a wedding, so that our respective families – who came from Seattle, California, Wisconsin and New Zealand – could get to know each other over the course of a few days. Puakea Ranch was the perfect venue for this, because we could all stay at the Ranch together, rather than heading off to separate hotels every night.The venue, on the Big Island of Hawaii, was a beautiful, secluded, historic, luxurious ranch, so the look of the wedding came naturally from that – it was rustic, elegant, and laid-back. I loved blush and gold for colors, so Rachael started there to create the amazing tablescape, with touches of blue and a eucalyptus centerpiece.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

Ruffled - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

peach rose bouquet - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch
Flower recipe: For flowers, we focused on blushes, whites, and creams with accents of coral, including garden roses, peonies, and eucalyptus accents. I wore a bridal lei of white pikake and all the guests had white orchid leis.

groom shoes - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

bride getting ready - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

Ruffled - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

bride getting ready - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

Ruffled - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

Our cute nametags were made by theapothecarybee on Etsy, and we designed our rings ourselves at Green Lake Jewelry Works in Seattle. At the last minute, we put together a cute setup for the guests to throw rice from at the end of the ceremony (picture attached.) But other than that, I didn’t do a lot of DIY – planning the wedding was hard enough :) We did have a good friend as an officiant, my cousin as our bartender, and my sister’s boyfriend DJed and handled the music during the ceremony, so all of that kept it feeling very personal and ‘like us.’

ceremony setup - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

ceremony flowers - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

ceremony processional - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

wedding ceremony - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

wedding ceremony - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

ceremony recessional - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Nothing groundbreaking – just communicate and be yourselves – do what you think is right for the two of you as a couple. Neither of us are big planners, so if that’s you, I would recommend having a wedding planner. Rachael at Vintage & Lace did an amazing job pulling all the design details together while incorporating my likes and dislikes, which was something I had no clue how to do on my own. I would also say, even though it feels like you have to make every little thing perfect, don’t worry about the small details too much! That’s not the most important thing in the end.

Ruffled - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

pastel reception with eucalyptus runner - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

Ruffled - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

pastel and gold reception - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

wedding cake with flowers - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

Ruffled - photo by Bikini Birdie http://ruffledblog.com/destination-hawaii-wedding-at-puakea-ranch

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Pick songs that remind you of dates, special moments and most importantly for the party, songs that make you want to dance and have a laugh. Other songs, “I Love You Yes I Do” by James Brown and The Famous Flames, Sam Cooke’s “Just for You.” Most of the playlist was 50s rock and roll, 60s soul and late 70s to early 80s indie hits. Warning: people will want to dance to matter how small the wedding, so even if you aren’t planning for dancing, be ready with the hits both classic and modern. We made that mistake and had to scramble and make an emergency dance playlist. It ended up great because the Brooklyn Hustle from Saturday Night Fever became a huge hit – it helped that my dad was an expert at the choreography!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Bikini Birdie

Event Planning

Vintage & Lace

Florist

Grace Flowers

Venue

Puakea Ranch

Bridal Store

Blue Sky Bridal

Wedding Shoes

B Brian Atwood

Rings

Green Lake Jewelry Works

Hair and Makeup

Mara McMichael/Lillikoi Hair Studio

Groom's Suit

Suit Supply

Catering

Color Catering

Wedding Cake

Pineapple Bakery

Rentals

Hawaii Island Events

Wedding Invitations

Paperless Post

Italian Inspired Backyard Wedding

Garden Weddings

A dinner party wedding in the bride’s mother’s backyard — it doesn’t get much better than this! Max and Morgan centered their theme around their Italian heritage, adding lots of greenery and herbs to their wedding day and focusing on a truly family style dinner. Julia Elizabeth Photography shone as the photographer, and Harwinton Florist designed the gorgeous floral arrangements.

Italian inspired backyard wedding - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

From the couple, Max and Morgan: Our vision was to create a day that was all about friends and family. Getting married in my mother’s backyard, where I grew up exploring and day dreaming was so special to Max and I. We wanted to share my nostalgia with our guests. Make them feel like they were home. A day filled with hearty meals, lawn games, laughter and family, a backyard wedding but with a modern feel. Even though our wedding was on the larger size, we wanted it to feel intimate. Like a dinner party with family on a summer night. Max and I have so much fun in our relationship dancing and goofing around, we also wanted our guests to experience that with us! I remember Max telling the DJ to never stop the music, Keep the party going!! With full bellies, surrounded by close friends and family, the night was a total hit.

garden wedding invitation - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

white garden rose bouquet - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

rainy day wedding - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

taupe bridesmaid dresses - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

first look - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

first look - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

Our theme went around our Italian heritage, we kept it simple with light grey, and green. For flowers we stuck with herbs and greens (rosemary, and different breeds of eucalyptus). The main DIY projects involved in the wedding were the birch arbor we got married under my mothers friend donated a birch tree off her property for us to use, the “LOVE” marquee sign was made by my husband and his best man, the custom corn hole game and Jenga games were made by my father, and most of the decorations were made by the bride and bridesmaids. TEAM EFFORT!

ceremony arch - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

ceremony flowers - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

taupe bridesmaid dresses - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

ceremony - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Our advice would be to not stress! Its an important day, but its only one day in your life! Don’t forget why your getting married (it’s about a celebration about two people becoming one, not about the party itself!)

heirloom wedding details - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

Italian style wedding - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

sweetheart table - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

table number - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

Italian dinner style wedding - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

sweetheart table chairs - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

wedding cake and gold topper - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

we decided on forever - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-inspired-backyard-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Music was centered around worship music as my husband is a worship pastor.
Processional: “Morning Song,” Steffany Gretzinger
First Dance: “Take the World,” Johnnyswim

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Julia Elizabeth Photography

Florist

Harwinton Florist

Venue

Private residence

Bridal Store

Stylish Impression

Rose Gold Bracelet

Layered + Long

Rings

Armeny

Maids of Honor Dresses

Lulus

Bridesmaid Dresses

Lulus

Catering

Treva

Cake Topper

Better Off Wed

Calligraphy

Mariah Sima

Videography

The Union Productions

Autumn Wedding at the Roth Estate

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Danielle Poff

Josh and Cate’s wedding was one for the books in every way. Their goal was understated elegance with nods to nature, and the talents of Danielle Poff and Thistle and Honey certainly helped them to achieve this. The couple also used Pantone’s color of 2015, Marsala, in brilliant ways, showing up all over the place from the tablecloths to the groom’s tie!

autumn wedding at The Roth Estate - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

From the bride, Cate: We love being in nature and wanted to bring nature in tasteful, romantic ways to our wedding day. I would describe our look as understated elegance, woodsy, personal to us — not just something we saw online that looked pretty, romantic. Our colors were Wine/Marsala, Sage, Blush and Gold.

wedding welcome sign - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

painted wedding invitation - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

wedding ring - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

wedding shoes - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

winter bouquet - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate
Bouquet recipe: Dahlias, garden roses, lily of the nile, eucalyptus, ranunculus.

burgundy bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

burgundy bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

bridesmaids on swings - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

wedding party - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

I custom made, stained, and painted all of our signs (roadside, welcome, directional). The centerpieces included custom cut wood slices purchased from Etsy, table tables hand painted by Kenny Wong, and lanterns which were purchased at IKEA but spray painted Rose Gold by my lovely momma. The furniture used at entrance and for communion were pieces from my home. Our entrance table included crates that I stained myself, a frame we painted gold, hand painted name cards from Kenny Wong (which were my favorite part of the decor: our guests were asked to take their name card but replace it with a Polaroid of themselves so that instead of having a guest book with a bunch of names, Josh and I now have a photo album of all of our wedding guests!). The ribbon wands for the exit were created by knotting three strands of ribbon to a craft stick! We were allowed to use confetti, flowers or sparklers at our venue so we had to get creative here.

ceremony backdrop - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

ceremony setup - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

wedding ceremony - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

weddig ceremony - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

ceremony recessional - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

bouquet with pops of marsala - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

seating chart - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Make your wedding personal, make it something special that you will look back on and love why you included that in your day. Know that something is going to go wrong, and know that it is ok–there’s always an alternative option. Enjoy the process of planning and take time to take mental snapshots on your wedding day, soak it in. Couples spend months, even years, planning a single 8 hour event that will quickly fly by so cherish the day and the adventure of being engaged while planning your new favorite day.

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

ranch wedding reception - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

place setting with eucalyptus - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

red wedding tables - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: string quartet cover of “I See the Light” from Disney’s Tangled
Bride’s Processional: string quartet cover of “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele
Recessional: string quartet cover of “Not With Haste,” Mumford and Sons
Reception Entrance: “September,” Earth, Wind & Fire
First Dance: “XO” cover by John Mayer
Father/Daughter Dance: “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee
Mother/Son Dance: “99 Million Miles,” Jason Mraz

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Danielle Poff

Bouquets

Thistle and Honey

Venue

The Roth Estate

Wedding Dress

Blush by Hayley Paige

Bridal Store

Janene's Bridal

Wedding Shoes and Headband

Anthropologie

Rings

Shane Co.

Bridesmaid Dresses

ModCloth

Groom's Suit

Banana Republic

Catering

Chando's Tacos

Wedding Cake and Macarons

Ettore's

Wedding Invitations

Kenny Wong

Videographer

Trevor Hooper Films

Crisp Coastal Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

If any shoot could make us head for the coast, it’s this one photographed by Christine Pienaar Photography. Christine recently took part in a Christie Graham workshop, where a team of talented photographers captured gorgeous portraits accentuated beautifully with flowers by Garden Party Flowers. This is coastal romance at its finest.

crisp coastal bridal inspiration - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

From the photographer, Christine Pienaar Photography: With fall fast approaching the coast of Vancouver, this styled bohemian bridal look brings the perfect inspiration for brides who are swooning over long sleeved gowns. Just because the air is a little cooler and crisper, doesn’t mean couples need to hide away from a beautiful coastal setting. This shoot was brought together by the inspiration of the beautiful Rosa Clara long sleeve flared lace gown and deep blues of the west coast. With bohemian touch in mind, the brides fishtail braid ties in a romantic touch to go with the grooms sophisticated checkered suit. With a center piece to swoon over for days, the frame is not complete without the stunning scenery of the coastal rocks and evergreens.

white and blue wedding invitation - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

grooms kiss - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

water nymph bride - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

wedding rings - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

bridal lace - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

beach wedding bouquet - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

chic groom look - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

waterside bride - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Christine Pienaar Photography http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-coastal-bridal-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christine Pienaar Photography

Workshop

Christie Graham Workshop

Florist

Garden Party Flowers

Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara

Bridal Store

Blush Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Denise Elliott Makeup

Groom's Suit

Baracos and Brand

Rings

Cavalier Gastown

Ribbon

Frou Frou Chic

Paper Goods

Tuktu Paper Co

Film Lab

Caribou Film Lab

Cultural Wedding at Korakia Pensione

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Erin J Saldana

Today’s couple knew there would be no better excuse to head back to their native California than their wedding day, so they packed their bags and celebrated with friends and family at the jaw-dropping venue Korakia Pensione Palm Springs. With Erin J Saldana capturing images, First Pick Planning in control of planning, and the bride’s sister Candice Benjamin taking on the floral design, it’s little wonder this day turned out as beautifully as it did!

cultural wedding at Korakia Pensione - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

From the bride, Ashley: We have been living in Louisiana for 2 years because my husband is in the Army, so we were definitely missing our native California. I knew Palm Springs would be the perfect location for a desert oasis themed wedding. We wanted it to be quirky, laid back, and fun with just a touch of luxury. When I saw Korakia Pensione I knew it would be perfect, and the general manager was so helpful and accommodating I was blown away. Our theme was desert oasis fiesta. I wanted to main colors to be coral and mint with metallic details to pop against that desert background, while also incorporating my husband’s Mexican heritage with the dancers, pinata, and dulces. That mix mash of cultures is what southern California is all about. I knew I wanted to go with a coral for my dress because the color was just amazing, and it felt good to be different. The day was about us celebrating our love with our friends and family, we didn’t want to worry about what was traditional or expected.
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floral wedding invitation - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Ruffled - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

rose gold earrings - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

pink wedding dress - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

party garland - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

protea and pincushion bouquet - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Ruffled - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

desert bouquet - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

My friends and family came together to help us keep our budget low while still having a gorgeous wedding. My sister in law made the aguas frescas and bought the materials to make little signs. All of the centerpieces and bouquets were arranged and designed by my fabulous sister Candice Benjamin with help from my wedding coordinator Jen Bergmark. We went the morning before to the flower district in LA and they just let me go crazy picking out flowers that fit our theme and made my heart flutter. They spent all night piecing together these amazingly unique arrangements. Even the dancers were a high school group that my sister in law belonged to. They were amazing and completely affordable.

wedding ceremony - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

ceremony kiss - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Ruffled - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

wedding portrait - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

sweetheart table - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Ruffled - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

desert inspired centerpiece - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Remember when you’re planning that this day is about what the two of you want. Pick three adjectives that the two of you agree on, and when you’re making your decisions make sure that it applies to all three of those things. And don’t think that because you have a low budget that you have to go to a craft store and raid the cheesy wedding aisle. Get creative. If you’re not creative comb through your friends and family and see if anyone is willing to help out. It will make your wedding that much more meaningful.

desert inspired arrangements - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Ruffled - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Mexican inspired floral design - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Mexican inspired wedding - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Mexican inspired wedding - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Ruffled - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

cookies - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Ruffled - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

Ruffled - photo by Erin J Saldana http://ruffledblog.com/cultural-wedding-at-korakia-pensione

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
Recessional: “I Will Wait,” Mumford and Sons
We didn’t have a first dance, we had a folklorico performance instead.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Erin J Saldana

Coordination

First Pick Planning

Flowers

Candice Benjamin, bride's sister

Ceremony Venue

Korakia Pensione

Reception Venue

Bar

Wedding Dress

Etsy

Wedding Shoes

Steve Madden

Earrings

RomantiqueStudio

Hair and Makeup

Jen Plus Color

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering

Smoketree BBQ

Wedding Cake

A Twist of Cake

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Romantic Blush Winery Wedding

Wedding Design

Pink and gold with lots of natural greenery will always be obsess-worthy for me. This shoot from Milou + Olin Photography, Eighteenth Avenue Events, and LC Floral takes this classic combination and makes it just as inspiring as ever, adding delicate ruched details in some places and daring bejeweled elements in others. Make sure you check out the delicious selection of cakes and desserts!

modern calligraphy invitations - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

From the event designers, Eighteenth Avenue Events: Nestled in the heart of the Livermore wine country, surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards, Concannon Winery is the perfect setting for a romantic, whimsical wedding. With the vineyards in harvest season, the grapes really give the property and extra special touch. Planted over 30 years ago, the grape arbor is a landmark of this property. Its entwined vines, trellised in an arch features clusters of hanging grapes of different varieties and beautifully accentuates the charm of the surrounding area. Normally seating up to 150 guests, we opted for a more intimate gathering, focusing on the detail of each guest’s place setting, favor and desserts.

romantic blush winery wedding - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

marquis cut engagement ring - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

pink and ivory bouquet - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

bridal hair - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

bejeweled wedding shoes - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

Inspired by this year’s trends of rose gold and blush pinks, we created a tablescape to swoon over. Everything from the sheer La Tavola Linen to the exquisite farm tables and place settings featuring rose gold chargers, flatware and interesting geometric hurricane lanterns were used. Ivory lace dinner plates, blush goblets and salad plates set the overall romantic tone. Wooden menu signage is hand brushed with rose gold and our “Let Love Grow” signage points the way to the guest’s herb seed packet favors, all by Sweet + Crafty. The cascading floral table runner is a wow factor for any occasion especially paired with our other floral accents from LC Floral including our bride and groom’s chair detail, floral headpiece and ring and beautifully whimsical oversized bouquet.

bride and groom - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

vineyard wedding - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

unique place card ideas - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

elegant tablescape - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

seed packet wedding favors - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

seed packet wedding favors - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

gold flatware - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

We chose to do a decadent dessert bar from Ma Petite Maison Cakes which included a his and hers cake along with a variety of the couple’s favorite desserts such as pyramid shaped chocolates, “naked” mini cakes and donuts. Our pink glazed donuts also set on the place settings acted as the guest’s place cards with hand written names on each, written by Sweet + Crafty. The bride’s gown, a vintage feeling La Soie Bridal collection gown featured intricate lace detailing and satin covered buttons on it’s back and exquisite lace appliques cascading down a flowing tulle skirt. Other accessories, including Badgley Mischka blush pink shoes, Kate Spade bangle and Kendra Scott ring and earrings, all stay within the tone of the wedding while adding just the right amount of sparkle to complement the bride’s over all look. Her natural “rosy” makeup and romantic side swept hair style tie it all together.

geometric wedding decor - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

reception chairs - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

wood reception menu - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

gold place setting - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

The Mrs. Box heirloom collection ring box beautifully accentuates the brides teardrop diamond set in rose gold. Our blush watercolor invitations and other paper goods are unique and set the perfect tone of the intimate feel for the event. Our lounge area featured vintage furniture highlighted by rose gold geometric hurricane lanterns, candles and the absolutely perfect lighting that this venue has to offer. The wonderful Caroline Winata from Milou + Olin Photography beautifully captured the entire event and helped create memories that will last a lifetime.

wedding cake with gold detail - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

wedding cake table - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

wedding cake with iridescent flowers - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

geometric wedding decor - photo by Milou and Olin http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-winery-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Milou + Olin Photography

Event Design and Coordination

Eighteenth Avenue Events

Floral

LC Floral

Venue

Concannon Vineyard

Wedding Dress

La Soie Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Jewelry

Kate Spade, Kendra Scott

Hair

Hair by Missy

Makeup

Nikol Elaine Makeup & Hair

Wedding Cakes

Ma Petite Maison Cakes

Vintage Rentals

Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals

Table and Chair Rentals

Williams Party Rentals

Linens

La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

Goblets

Standar Party Rentals

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Paper Goods, Signage, and Favors

Sweet and Crafty

Ice Castle Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

It isn’t often that we get to share an inspiration shoot that took place in an actual ice castle, but today is a very special day. Rodeo & Co. Photography and Emily Herzig Floral Studio worked together on this incredible shoot in New Hampshire in a beautiful creation by Ice Castles — talk about real life Frozen inspiration!

ice castle wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

From Meg of Rodeo & Co. Photography: The Ice Castle was in Lincoln NH & I had heard about it on NPR- so I decided to bring my boys one day for fun…..Once I got there I was blown away by the beauty of the ice & immediately had a vision of doing a shoot with a bride in a blush pink gown. I called my dear friend Emily, of Emily Herzig Floral Studio & we reached out to vendors and it all came together.

wedding invitation - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

glass wedding invitation - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

ice castle wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

pastel winter bouquet - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

ice castle wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

ice castle wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

ice castle wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

colorful sushi - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

ice castle wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

wedding ideas - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding table - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

ice castle wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

place setting - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

ice castle wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding inspiration - photo by Rodeo and Co Photography http://ruffledblog.com/ice-castle-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Rodeo & Co. Photography

Florist

Emily Herzig Floral Studio

Venue

Loon Mountain

Wedding Dress

Vera Wang

Jewelry

Ari Handmade

Hair and Makeup

Fresh Salon & Day Spa

Ice Castle

Ice Castles

Rentals

Be Our Guest Rental

Catering and Food Styling

Chang Thai Cafe

Ice Cream

Jeni's

Wedding Invitations

Grapevine Paperie

Intimate Garden Wedding in Indiana

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Austin Gros

It’s pretty easy to fall in love with beautiful venues, but Indiana’s Mustard Seed Gardens is pretty much on a level of its own. Emily and James recently wed here, and it was the perfect fit for their intimate garden affair! As wedding photographers themselves, they knew the importance of finding great vendors for their own day, and their choices of Austin Gros and ISIBEAL Studio couldn’t have been better.

intimate garden wedding in Indiana - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

From the bride, Emily: For James and me, we wanted our wedding to feel very intimate and relaxed. We are wedding photographers ourselves, so we attend weddings at least 25 times a year. We wanted something different, something our guests would love and always remember. We had a year and a half engagement, which was fantastic! We wanted to nail down the vendors first and foremost. That part was the easy part for us because we work with so many people in the area and knew who we adored and would love to have work alongside us for our own wedding day. We chose our venue, Mustard Seed Gardens, because it seemed to fit us perfectly. It went well with our idea of intimate and relaxed. There are many different spaces they have available to use, so each wedding there is always unique.

lace wedding dress - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

intimate garden wedding in Indiana - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

wedding jewelry - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

intimate garden wedding in Indiana - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

ceremony altar - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

Ruffled - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

We wanted an all outdoors affair, so planned our ceremony to take place under their beautiful tree and the reception under this stunning canopy of lights they have. We knew for a long time who we wanted our photographer to be! We’ve always admired Austin’s work and knew his style of photography and his personality would make him the perfect match for us. We worked with A Classic Party rentals to switch from round tables to long, family style tables. It seemed to fit the feel we were going for and our wonderful florist, Autumn Keller of ISIBEAL Studio, came up with the most incredible plan for long tablescapes that would look so beautiful under a canopy of lights as the sun went down. She also threw out the idea of using a birch wood arbor covered in eucalyptus, greenery, and blooms. From the moment she mentioned that, I was sold. That was the moment I felt truly like a bride—my vision was coming to life and I was so excited! We had a great bar tending company, Crush and Brew, and we chose to go with food trucks for dinner. They were a huge hit and everyone enjoyed how unique their dining experience was!

matching ring bearer shirts - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

intimate garden wedding in Indiana - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

bridesmaids bouquets - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

Just five minutes before the ceremony was to begin, it was obvious that a large storm was heading our way. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to have the all-outdoors affair, dancing under twinkle lights after sundown, that we had hoped for. Everything was moved indoors. I always thought I would be so upset if that happened. On the wedding day, I didn’t mind one bit. Our wonderful team of vendors came together (Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination was outstanding!) and pulled it off inside the barn and James and I would be married either way. The weather didn’t matter. All the planning and the vision of an outdoor ceremony and reception were out the window, but the wedding was still on and we were thrilled either way. At the end of the day, the vibe and feel we were going for was achieved, guests had a blast, and we were married! It was such a great experience and we thank each and every vendor we had for making the day so wonderful for us!

barn wedding reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

Ruffled - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

garden reception details - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

intimate garden wedding in Indiana - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

tablescape - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

bell jar centerpiece - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

woodland cake table - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

cake cutting - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

indoor receptionintimate garden wedding in Indiana - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-in-indiana

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Austin Gros

Florist

ISIBEAL Studio

Venue

Mustard Seed Gardens

Wedding Dress

Avail & Co

Hair

Nicole Bryan Salon

Makeup

Ashley Neu

Food Truck

Citizen Hash, Scratch Truck

Popsicles

Nicey Treat

Entertainment

MDM Entertainment

Rentals

A Classic Party Rental

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Jenny Tod

North Carolina Tree Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

When the weather starts to get a little crisper, what could be better than a wedding at a Christmas tree farm? This beauty from Chelsea Morgan Photography, Sawyer Family Farmstead, and Enchanted Florist of Asheville truly celebrates the beauty of nature during the cooler seasons, and the love between now husband-and-wife Jesse and Hannah. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

North Carolina tree farm wedding - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

From the bride, Hannah: When we were dating, we spent a lot of time together hiking and camping in the mountains. Being out in nature is part of who we are as a couple, but weren’t sure how we would incorporate the mountains and outdoors into our big day. We were so pleased when we found this venue with amazing atmosphere and views, because after that the rest simply fell into place. We wanted our day to have a classic but rustic feel.

wedding invitations - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

bouquet with greenery - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

bridesmaids - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

bridesmaids - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

rustic inspired bouquet - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

groomsmen - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

Any advice for other couples planning their weddings now? Let the day be what it becomes, let it take on its own charm and its own beauty. I wish I hadn’t worried or cared so much about the small things. My favorite moments were those I hadn’t planned or overanalyzed in my head. The less micro-planning and overthinking the better; just be happy with your decisions, and move on. Remember, regardless of all the details, it going to be a wonderful special day!

wedding reception - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

rustic inspired tablescape - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

North Carolina tree farm wedding - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

North Carolina tree farm wedding - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

unique rustic chandeliers - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding smores - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding cake - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding cake with eucalyptus - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Chelsea Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-tree-farm-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Chelsea Morgan: Hannah and Jesse’s wedding was a beautiful display of rustic elegance. The Sawyer Family Farmstead was a unique approach to a mountain getaway, with the most stunning views and open reception area that allowed you to feel the cool mountain air. This Christmas tree farm was nestled perfectly in the North Carolina mountains, providing the most gorgeous backdrop for Hannah and Jesse to say their “I do’s.” Hannah and Jesse had an intimate wedding day amongst their closest family and friends. They added simple touches of green to their reception space to bring fresh natural elements indoors. Hannah has quite the green thumb and created many of the centerpieces herself. Their cake was decorated with olive leaves and Hannah’s bouquet was created with a combination of dried grasses and sea oats. It was the best smelling detail I have experienced at a wedding! With the perfect weather, we took our time after the ceremony to roam the beautiful property of their venue as the sun dipped below the mountains. Their day ended with the two of them dancing together with family and friends to tunes played by a small band. The mountain venue truly set the overall rustic outdoor atmosphere the couple wanted for during their special day. It was one of the most special weddings I have ever had the chance to photograph.

Wedding Vendors

Photographer

Chelsea Morgan Photography

Florist

Enchanted Florist of Asheville

Event Planning

Nicole at Sawyer Family Farmstead

Venue

Sawyer Family Farmstead

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Frye

Bridesmaid Dress

J.Crew

Men's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

Highlands Smokehouse

Wedding Cake

Magda's Cakes

Music

Cody Sinard and Dem' Boys

Rentals

Mountain Party Tent and Rental

Wedding Invitations and Programs

Lucky Penny Paperie

Relaxed Backyard Australian Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Love Katie + Sarah

Any time we know we’ve got a bride who made all the decor and favors herself, we get an extra kick out of it. Love Katie + Sarah and Moss Industry are here to share this beautiful backyard wedding in Australia that’s just about as relaxed as it gets. No bridal party, no sit-down meal, and no unnecessary frills — just lots of dancing, love, and wood-fired pizza!

relaxed backyard Australian wedding - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

From the bride, Hayley: Hugh and I love a party, so there was no theme or style. We just wanted a big party with our favourite people and a wedding thrown in there somewhere. Food, Booze and Dancing. It was a DIY mishmash. I made all the decorations (bunting and potted succulents) and party favours (piccalilli and plum jam). We didn’t go over the top with decorations as the location was so beautiful that we didn’t need to and also I didn’t want to stress over the planning and wanted to enjoy the process so we kept it basic. Hugh and I are not very polished people, we’re a bit rough around the edges so it made sense that the day was the same. We didn’t bother with bridal parties as we just didn’t see the point. We didn’t want a sit down wedding so we got a wood fire pizza truck come and just churn out food for a few hours, it was perfect, everyone was on their feet and mingling, eating, drinking and hanging out.

eucalyptus boutonniere - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

eucalyptus and succulent bouquet - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

groom details - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

I only met with the florist 3 days before the wedding and she was so cool and lovely. I wanted succulents (my favourite) and local native shrubs and flowers. I wanted the location to be incorporated and inspire the day. There weren’t many flowers, just a bouquet for me and my daughter and a couple of large arrangements at the entrance, they blended in so beautifully with the wild bushy surrounds of the property. We also got our friend Zoe to make a (gluten and dairy free for Hugh) cake covered in succulents and it looked rad!

ceremony processional - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

registry signing - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

grooms boutonniere - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Yes. Don’t go overboard, at the end of the day its about you and your partner, not the table settings. Make sure you enjoy the process and don’t sweat the little things (no one else will). On the day, don’t get caught up in the running of the day, just enjoy all of it, eat the food, drink the wine, dance, hang out and have the best day ever. Too many times Ive heard that the couple were stressed the whole day and they got so stuck making small talk that they didn’t even get to eat the food, that’s just crazy! I wanted to get in on the action and enjoy the party I put so much work and love into.

wedding favors - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

jam favors - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

green flowers - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding tent - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

reception pizza - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

wedding cake with succulents - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

tented reception - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

tent reception - photo by Love Katie and Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-backyard-australian-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Moon River,” as sung by Audrey Hepburn
Certificate Signing: “For Once in My Life,” Stevie Wonder / “God Only Knows,” The Beach Boys
Reception Entrance: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Choosing music was way harder than we anticipated. We’re both music lovers so it had to be right. Our favourite love songs are all tragic and intense, not suitable for a wedding so it took forever to get a playlist together. We went with classic songs so everyone could get excited and so we knew the songs wouldn’t date badly. We then had a long playlist of songs while we greeted everyone of both new and old tracks, then had an amazing cover band until 11:00pm, after they clocked off we just handed over the iPod to the crowd and had the best craziest dance party for hours.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Love Katie + Sarah

Florist

Moss Industry Weddings & Events

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

Lover

Hair

Kalo Hair Beauty

Groom's Attire

Jack London

Groom's Shoes

David Jones

Rings

Arman Jewellery

Catering

Pizza Be With You

Wedding Cake

Zoe Clevercakes

Wine

Artemis Wines

Entertainment

The White Tree

Rentals

Surfcoast Party Hire

Tipi

TipiKata

Celebrant

Marrying You Two

Pumpkin Themed Fall Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Jenny Smith & Co.

We know there are a ton of fall lovers out there, and this wedding is for you. Bride Samantha loves the cozy season too, and had always envisioned pumpkins at her own wedding — and that’s exactly what she got! Jenny Smith & Co. and Mayberry Events put together some beautiful work here, and thanks to their considerable talents we’re sharing this beaut with you all today.

fall wedding ceremony setup - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

From the bride, Samantha: We met at a coffee shop bible study through a friend. After our first meeting, David started spending time with the homeless with me every Friday at a park in Costa Mesa. In the midst of loving the forgotten and downtrodden our love began. Two years later (with one year being long distance) David proposed! I love fall and I have always envisioned pumpkins at my wedding! I wanted my wedding to be fall themed – fairy tale pumpkins, fall colors, pumpkin desserts, pumpkin patch, etc. Paramount Ranch was the perfect venue for us. We wanted to feel secluded and surrounded by nature. The venue had a rustic feel and included an old town used in film productions. It was so unique and had such a romantic feel.

pumpkin themed fall wedding - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

wedding dress - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

fall bouquet - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

eucalyptus flower crown - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

During our ceremony we said our own vows and we took communion together. We wanted to invite people into our relationship and to know our love is founded on Jesus’ love for us. My most vivid memory that day was during our vows. I laughed when I heard his personal vows because they were almost the exact same as mine. It reminded me that we were like minded and had similar desires for our marriage.

tablescape - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

reception - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

cute sweetheart table - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

pumpkin centerpiece - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

reception - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

campground reception - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

reception - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

pumpkin patch favors - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice to future brides and grooms is to be emotionally present. Remember that your wedding day isn’t about the decor, DIY, or food. It is about committing your life to the person in front of you. Be present with each other and take in beauty of the love you are celebrating.

reception - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

gold cake topper - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

wedding desserts - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

desserts - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

fall outdoor wedding - photo by Jenny Smith and Co http://ruffledblog.com/pumpkin-themed-fall-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Like the Dawn,” The Oh Hellos
Recessional: “Hallelujah,” johnnyswim
First Dance: “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jenny Smith & Co.

Event Planning and Floral Design

Mayberry Events

Venue

Paramount Ranch

Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero

Hair

D & H Hair Salon

Makeup

Blushington

Bridesmaid Dresses

Nordstrom

Catering

Stonefire Grill

Wedding Cake

Susie Cakes

Coffee Truck

Elabrew

DJ

Dream Team Entertainment and Events

Videography

Plant and Plow

Texas Wedding at The Union on Eighth

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Kristen Kilpatrick

We’re beyond ourselves to be sharing this beautiful wedding with you all, thanks to the talents of Texas vendors Kristen Kilpatrick, Style and Grace Events, and Verde Design. An adventurous bride and groom, sweet floral arrangements with blush pink and ivory blooms, touches of eucalyptus, and a family-style reception all add up to a totally inspiring day!

Texas wedding at the Union on Eighth - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

From the videographer, Matt of FilmStrong Productions: I pulled up to the Sweet Lemon Inn just off the Georgetown historic town square, just in time for the rain to start pouring down. This morning was the definition of dreary, but thankfully the weather doesn’t dictate how much fun a wedding will be; it is up for the people in the wedding to do that. :) And just so you know, these are some of the best people. When you meet Miles it’s like meeting a breath of fresh air. Really healthy air at that, because he’s a personal trainer and incredibly full of energy. Gung-ho would probably be the best term I can come up with. Tempering Miles attitude, Christy has a calmer, go-with-the-flow demeanor that matches him well. She also possesses an incredibly caring spirit. Watching the two of them together is like being on an adventure. They may sit still for a moment, but the next second they may leave for an impromptu bike ride, camping trip, or Iceland vacation.

Texas wedding at the Union on Eighth - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

wedding shoes - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

modern wedding invitations - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

boutonnieres - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

bride and bridesmaid - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

groomsmen looks - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

groomsmen socks - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

ceremony setup - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

ceremony recessional - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

wedding portraits - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

Is it any surprise that the venue they chose matches their style? When I first looked up the Union on Eighth, Google Street View listed it as an abandoned car repair shop. I was skeptical until I spoke to Miles and Christy and was informed that the building was recently updated to be a wedding venue, but before that it was a blacksmith, auto dealership, and transmission shop. If you up at the rafters you can still see car names written in chalk. Christy and Miles didn’t stop at just a cool wedding venue though. Miles got ready in a fully renovated Airstream trailer, hauled by a beautiful 1970s Ford Bronco. Christy opted for a slightly more traditional, but still incredibly unique, little bed and breakfast around the corner called the Sweet Lemon Inn. The reception styling at the Union on Eighth was pretty awesome too, complete with a hashtagged beer canoe (just watch the video to see what I mean).

wedding sign - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

wedding drinks - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

organic centerpiece - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

centerpiece - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

organic place setting - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

wedding reception - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

reception seating - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

wedding drinks - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

reception chairs - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

reception kiss - photo by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-wedding-at-the-union-on-eighth

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Don’t miss the wedding film from FilmStrong Productions:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kristen Kilpatrick

Event Design

Style and Grace Events

Florist

Verde Design

Venue

The Union on Eighth

Bridal Suite

Sweet Lemon Inn

Wedding Dress

Val Stefani

Veil and Sash

Alexia Gavela Bridal

Ceremony Shoes

Nina

Reception Shoes

J.Crew

Reception Necklace

Francesca's

Hair and Makeup

Adore Makeup Boutiqe + Salon

Groom's Suit

Bonobos

Groom's Tie and Shoelaces

The Tie Bar

Catering

Stiles Switch BBQ

Wedding Cake

The Cake Plate

Cupcakes

Cupprimo Cupcakes

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Calligraphy

Whit + Wonder

Videography

FilmStrong Productions

Boho Glam Wedding in Colorado

Bohemian Weddings

One of our favorite venue ideas for a wedding ceremony is the amphitheater — and Boulder’s Sunrise Amphitheater overlooks the city, making it the most perfectly romantic spot for Christine and Patrick to exchange their vows. They just celebrated their first anniversary, so we couldn’t think of a better time to share than today. Talented vendors Cyn Kain Photography, Calluna Events, and Cori Cook Floral Design collaborated to bring this duo’s vision to life for a day that included live music, breathtaking views, and a bit of boho glam flair.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

From the bride, Christine: Patrick and I met in Boulder and this town has become a part of us and our story so it was an easy decision to decide to have our wedding in Boulder as well. Despite boasting 300 days of sunshine in Colorado, the weather can be fairly unpredictable. The infamous 500-year flood happened exactly one year before our wedding weekend, and we actually got a dusting of snow on the Friday before our wedding day, then magically… we woke up to a beautiful, sunny day to say our I do’s. And that’s the word I would use to describe our wedding day. Magical.

jeweled bridal purse - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

boho glam wedding in Colorado - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

boho glam wedding in Colorado - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

ceremony flowers - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

amphitheater ceremony - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

bridal processional - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

wedding ceremony - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

boho glam wedding in Colorado - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

ceremony music - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

ceremony recessional - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

The weather could not have been more perfect for our ceremony at Sunrise Amphitheater overlooking the town of Boulder. A very good friend of ours and one of Patrick’s groomsmen added the the ultimate personal touch to our ceremony with an acoustic version of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.” The ballroom at the St. Julien was exceptionally beautiful with an amazing wall of light that brought so much warmth to the room and complimented the florals so perfectly. The music was a major focal point of the day for Patrick and I. We share a love of live music and wanted to do something different in that regard. We hired This Must be The Band and danced the night away to the music of the Talking Heads with our closest friends and family. It was unforgettable.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

bride and bridesmaid - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

boho glam wedding in Colorado - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

modern wedding invitations - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

bridal party - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

ceremony recessional - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

ceremony recessional - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

wedding capelet - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

wedding portrait - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

Favorite moment: Patrick actually told me the day after our wedding that the most emotional moment of the day for him was, surprisingly, the confetti toss – which instantly made it my favorite moment. It was truly overwhelming to be welcomed into our cocktail hour for our first dance to the excited and supportive cheers from all of our friends and family. We could literally feel the love surrounding us.

eucalyptus chair decor - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

wedding reception - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

eucalyptus centerpiece - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

indoor reception - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

boho glam wedding in Colorado - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

glam boho reception - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

simple wedding cake - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

indoor reception - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

cake cutting - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

newlyweds kiss - photo by Cyn Kain Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-glam-wedding-in-colorado

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cyn Kain Photography

Event Coordination

Calluna Events

Florist

Cori Cook Floral Design

Ceremony Venue

Sunrise Amphitheater

Reception Venue and Catering

St Julien Hotel & Spa

Bridal Store

Warren Barron

Hair

The Parlour

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Bridesmaid Dallas

Wedding Cakes

Kim & Jake's Cakes

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music

Ribbons & Strings Ensemble

Reception Band

This Must Be The Band

Decor

Eclectic Hive

Rentals

All Events

Linens

La Tavola Fine Linens

Lighting and Draping

LMD Productions

Wedding Invitations

Bunny & Bear Paper Co

Transportation

Presidential Worldwide Transportation

Watercolor Garden Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

This styled shoot is quite the Monday treat! A naked cake adorned with real flowers, a lush bouquet tied with a raw silk ribbon, a delicate wedding dress with gorgeous back detailing — it’s just got it all. Jessica Gold Photography, Jen Rios Weddings, and R Love Floral Designs did some truly beautiful work here!

watercolor garden wedding inspiration - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Jen Rios Weddings: Weston Gardens in Bloom presented the perfect backdrop for this shoot with dreamy landscapes and soft lines. So that the watercolor details popped I chose a neutral white tablecloth and acrylic ghost chairs, almost to create a blank canvas for all of the design elements. We chose a soft palette of pastels to keep everything soft and romantic. The loose, garden inspired floral played off of and accentuated the garden surroundings.

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding bouquet - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

watercolor garden wedding inspiration - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

watercolor paper goods - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

place setting - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

wedding dress back - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

watercolor garden wedding inspiration - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

art inspired wedding - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

watercolor garden wedding inspiration - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

floral arrangement - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

delicate wedding details - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

watercolor garden wedding inspiration - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

place setting - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

tablescape - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

peach centerpiece - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

watercolor garden wedding inspiration - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

floral naked wedding cake - photo by Jessica Gold Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-garden-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Gold Photography

Event Coordination and Styling

Jen Rios Weddings

Florist

R Love Floral Designs

Venue

Weston Gardens in Bloom

Bridal Store

Bliss Bridal

Beauty

Meg B Beauty

Wedding Cake

Jar Cakery

Rentals

May I Serve U + Pretty Little Plates

Jewelry Dishes

Peyton Frank

Paper Goods

Art by Ellie

Elegant Nashville Fall Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Austin Gros

Listen up, guys and gals… It’s actually a bit absurd how good this wedding from Austin Gros and Big Events Wedding is. I’m just going to warn you now that you’ll probably want to set aside some time to soak in all the details, because they’re not even just good, they’re everywhere. Adair and Kane’s wedding in Nashville is the perfect welcome for fall, which is just right around the corner!

elegant Nashville fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

From the bride, Adair: Kane and I both felt very strongly about getting married in Nashville. We had both left our homes and moved to Nashville alone to start a life for ourselves. And roughly seven years later, we were starting to put our family roots down in Nashville together. Kane also wanted to get married in the fall. The native trees in Australia don’t turn and Tennessee has one of prettiest displays of fall foliage known to man. He wanted his family and friends to experience that and I loved the idea of everyone coming to our town and getting to experience a little piece of our life.

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ring box - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

pastel toned bouquet - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Garden roses, various types of eucalyptus to pay homage to my husband’s homeland, as well as kangaroo paw and gum nuts. Orchids, ranunculus, hydrangeas etc…

ceremony setup - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony seating ideas - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

flower girl floral crown - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony processional - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

I wanted the day/night to move progressively and we wanted each space to be different from the last. The flowers and decor were to get deeper in color, as the daylight got more scarce. Each space would be slightly more elegant than the last. The ceremony would be during daylight with softer colors of blush, nude and cream and more natural, organically shaped arrangements. The cocktail hour at the pavilion would be at dusk and more color was introduced in the arrangements and decor. With sunset at 6:02 and dinner at 6:15 the greenhouse would be illuminated with candlelight and moonlight and would be dripping in jewel toned, lush arrangements with a bit more structure.

wedding portraits - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor rustic reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

rustic reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

elegant fall reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

We wanted the day to feel intimate and private. We chose to have only 65 of our closest family and friends. It was really important to us that the day be about us officially starting our lives together. We didn’t want to invite anyone out of obligation. We also didn’t want to meet anyone for the first time on the most important day of our lives. We wanted to enjoy the day and actually get a chance to speak to everyone that we hold so dearly to us. It wasn’t just about us, it was about us sharing the moment with everyone that has supported us and helped us grow as individuals and as a couple. We also chose to not have any bridesmaids or groomsmen for this very reason. Everyone attending has been a part of our lives separately or together and made an incredible impact on us.

fall table setting - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic wedding reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor tented reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

hanging wedding decor - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

It’s really hard to pick just one moment for a favorite. The first moment we saw each other will always be what I think about. How his face lit up like a little kid excited to see Santa Claus. I had several people tell me after the ceremony that they had never seen a happier groom. We both loved the moment after we walked up the aisle as husband and wife. We finally got to see each other and catch up for the first time all day. We sat in the horse drawn carriage while our guests were taken to cocktail hour and talked about how we were so impressed that neither of us cried and how excited we were for the rest of the day. We spent the next hour getting our family photos and then our bridal photos snapped and had a ball. The pressure was off and it was party time.

indoor reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

elegant cake table - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

nighttime reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

fireworks - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Austin Gros

Event Design, Planning, Flowers, and Paper Goods

Big Events Wedding

Wedding Dress

Anne Barge

Catering

Kristen Winston Catering

Wedding Cake

Dessert Designs

Breads

Provence

Wedding Music

Johnny Hayes Band

Rentals

Southern Events

Tent

Music City Tents & Events

Stemware

Classic Events

Flatware

12th Table

Menu Napkins

Sideshow Sign Co.

Draping

Visual Elements

Lighting

Nashville Event Lighting

Horse and Antique Carriage

Elizabeth of Keith's Carriage Company

Fireworks

Kozmic Lazer Show

Wedding Invitations

Tenn Hens Design

Calligraphy

Mary Deaton Heldman

British Wedding on the English Seaside

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Ann-Kathrin Koch

All you modern newlyweds out there, this one’s for you. Today’s wedding from Ann-Kathrin Koch and Astilbe and Sorrel is the ultimate in classic minimalist design, which fit in perfectly at their art gallery venue. The venue also boasted an auditorium that the bride and groom used to create one of the most beautiful and unique ceremonies we’ve seen to date!

British wedding on the English seaside - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

From the photographer, Ann-Kathrin Koch: Take an English seaside town, gold painted creatures of the sea and a giant moon to get married under. Combine these things with a modernist building that is a contemporary art gallery and you’ll find yourself at Emily and Stephen’s wedding at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea. “The ceremony and reception will be at my favourite building in the whole world (which just so happens to be in the town I grew up in) – the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-sea. It’s a modernist masterpiece and such an inspiring space. We are both so excited to get on with planning the wedding and have already roped in our various set designer and musician friends to help us out.” Whilst Emily’s emails made me borderline overexcited for their wedding they couldn’t prepare me for what the day turned out to be. It was a real family effort. Emily and her bridesmaids got ready at her grandma’s hose, both families were folding origami boats and the big moon cast his glow over the assembly full of people happy for Emily and Stephen.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

British wedding on the English seaside - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

bride getting ready - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

British wedding on the English seaside - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

British wedding on the English seaside - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

hydrangea and eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

ceremony vows - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

unique ceremony backdrop - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

British wedding on the English seaside - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

ceremony kiss - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

Emily wore the most beautiful Charlie Brear dress. The bouquets and buttonholes are by Astilbe and Sorrel whereas Emily’s Aunt and godmother took care of the reception flowers. A big thank you goes to Lucy from the De La Warr Pavilion – it’s such a pleasure to see a wedding run this smoothly and have someone smile at you throughout the whole day. And in case you were wondering, my seating card was a gold sprayed sea gherkin. I’m sure it means good things will come my way.

animal figurine escort cards - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

modern table number - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

British wedding on the English seaside - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

modern reception - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

British wedding on the English seaside - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

modern reception - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

British wedding on the English seaside - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

reception - photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch http://ruffledblog.com/british-wedding-on-the-english-seaside

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ann-Kathrin Koch

Bouquets and Boutonnieres

Astilbe and Sorrel

Venue

De La Warr Pavilion

Wedding Dress

Charlie Brear

Film Lab

Richard Photo Lab

Rugged Desert Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

When it comes to great desert wedding inspiration, we can always rely on Tyler Rye Photography to deliver. For today’s shoot, he brought along Middle Aisle Weddings and Wild Blooms to create a rugged scene filled with a rustic wooden table, crystals, taxidermy, and fresh flowers displayed around custom glass geo boxes.

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Tyler Rye Photography: We were hoping to get away from the rustic look that happens so much in southern Utah, the burlap and mason jars look. But at the same time we wanted the shoot to reflect the rugged desert feel that draws people to the desert of Utah! I found inspiration from my dad as odd as that might seem. He is a hunter and loves all things outdoors. We incorporated taxidermy and a rough table to reflect the rough side of the desert and then brought in fresh flowers and custom glass boxes to show the natural beauty of craftsmanship found here in Utah.

map inspired wedding invitations - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

wildflower bouquet - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

desert wedding bouquet - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

deer antler table number - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

naked wedding cake - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

rugged desert wedding inspiration - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rugged-desert-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Don’t miss the film from Forevermore Films:

Wedding Vendors

Summer Destination Wedding in Cape Town

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Debbie Lourens

Today’s couple decided to travel from their home in Texas to South Africa for a destination wedding to remember. Debbie Lourens Photography and A Little Thing Called helped Nicole and Jadeon bring their visions to life, which included a breezy garden style and a couple of extra special guests!

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

From the bride, Nicole: We had a summer wedding in the vineyards in a valley with mountain views. We were looking for a romantic garden wedding style that was not too over the top but still made a statement. Our colors were supposed to be soft pink, white, gold and burgundy, but the florist added her own style and a few extra colors which came out wonderfully.

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

boutonnieres - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding fashion - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding rings - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

lace wedding dress - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

bridesmaid portraits - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town
Flower recipe: I’m not quite sure on all the florals, but the florist used a lot of wildflowers like bougainvillea, tulips, snapdragons and eucalyptus.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding ceremony - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding ceremony - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

garden wedding reception - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding reception ideas - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

romantic floral displays - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

reception signs - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

escort card wreaths - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy the planning process whether it’s with your fiance, bridesmaids, mothers/mothers in law, if you think it will be too much stress for you to plan the wedding, hire an event planner that can help you out! I wish I would have especially for an overseas wedding.

brass wedding decor - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

reception details - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

chocolate wedding cake - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

chocolate wedding cake - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

romantic first dance lighting - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
We played a variety of songs, lots of fun songs you can dance too, like Tina Turner, some Spanish influenced songs, Mathew Mole, Angus and Julia Stone, etc. My processional song was a french instrumental song by Yann Tiersen, “Comptine D’un Autre été L’après-midi.”

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Debbie Lourens

Florist

A Little Thing Called

Venue and Catering

Rhebokskloof

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Bridal Store

Brickhouse Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Nine West

Hair and Makeup

Marnel Toerien

Groom's Jacket

Calvin Klein

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Henno

DJ

DJ Archie Quevedo

Blush Woodland Fairy Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

Today’s styled shoot, brought to us by the talented team of Rising Lotus Photography, Pea to Tree Events, and Hannah’s Floral & Events, blends whimsical and modern style and sets it in the middle of the forest. Decor elements take inspiration from nature’s very own offerings, like the menu signs displayed on thick branch wedges.

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

From the event designer, Georgette of Pea to Tree Events: Because our creative team is based in Florida, our love of nature might be expected. But we designed this shoot for couples who savor entertaining and socializing outdoors. We looked at this forest of trees at Casa Lantana and saw an outdoor room, not just as a magical backdrop, but as an integral part of a wedding celebration. We saw a place to live in, create memories and host a gathering of loved ones. The classic elements of a wedding day are presented in a unique way, with a hint of whimsy and in an unexpected location. Imagine guests’ reactions to a multi-tiered cake suspended from a tree! Or how irresistible they’ll find the lushly decorated dessert table. Ever fancied having newlywed portraits taken while sitting on swing adorned in flowers? Yes, we’ve got you covered… covered in lots of pretty.

romantic wedding invitations - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

The blush, champagne and golden palette was chosen to complement the natural setting. Drawing inspiration from the woodland backdrop, the blush wedding gown features hand sewn petals along the train made to appear as if they are falling into the forest floor. The elements used throughout the shoot are a play of natural mixed with manmade and classic mixed with modern. For instance, bark pieces serve as a uniquely creative way to list food items and reference the organic setting. Candelabras atop the tablescapes are a nod to old world elegance, while the lounge area has a modern feel.

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

pastel bouquet - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

forest wedding reception table - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

table number - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

vellum paper menu - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

The details were styled with a whimsical yet modern approach so prospective brides can envision the design possibilities from an elegant affair to something more extravagant. Speaking of extravagant, there’s a butterfly headpiece finished in 18k gold leaf seen at New York Fashion Week.

forest wedding inspiration - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

woodland wedding cake - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

blush woodland fairy inspiration shoot - photo by Rising Lotus Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-woodland-fairy-inspiration-shoot

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Make sure you catch the behind-the-scenes film from Golden Plume Films:

A Bohemian Wedding in Portland

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Maria Lamb

We’ve looked at this wedding so many times over, and we still can’t believe the newlyweds were able to pull off such an amazing event in just 30 days. Can you? Maria Lamb and Seventh Stem created a beautiful wedding scene with bohemian elements in industrial spaces, with lots of special touches from the talented bride herself.

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

From the bride, Niki: We got engaged at Smith Rock on my birthday and were originally planning on having a summer wedding in Bend, OR. Only a short week or so after the engagement, we discovered that we were expecting our first baby in September. Unfortunately we had to scrap all plans and vendor agreements for our summer wedding and shift to a wedding planned in 30 days! We felt strongly about being proactive expecting parents and leaving plenty of time to prep for the little one, so tying the knot that spring was critical. I would never of had it any other way, as when you are forced on a time crunch it makes decision making that much easier as we all know being a bride planning your entire wedding is very challenging, with loads of pressure.

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

bridesmaid accessories - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

pave diamond engagement ring - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

groom and bouquet - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

autumn wedding bouquet - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

jewel toned bridesmaid dresses - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

bouquet with lush greenery - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland
Bouquet recipe: Lots of foliage, garden roses and peonies.

jewel toned bridesmaid dresses - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

wedding signs - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

ceremony decor - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

ceremony aisle with antique rugs - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

Because the wedding would have to be held indoors due to weather, we wanted to have the wedding speak true to the culture of Portland OR. We first knew we wanted the reception in Coopers Hall from day one, so we based the wedding around the clean yet raw industrial look. The colony tied in the mid century, deep romantic and intimate tone we knew was important for the ceremony. And what brought it all together was the romantic deep flowers and heavy foliage as well as the accent decor of the boho rugs, lanterns and candlelit atmosphere.

ceremony processional - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

wedding ceremony - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

wedding ceremony - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

ceremony kiss - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

ceremony recessional - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

Being a wedding photographer for the past 7 years here in the Portland area, I had some wonderful friends and vendor relations who were more than willing to help us make our wedding day everything we possibly could make it in 30 days. I couldn’t have done it without these amazing vendors that helped us out. We are so thankful for all the support we received from our friends and family with our quicker than average wedding and our little boy on the way – we are truly blessed.

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

wedding portrait - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

glam restaurant reception - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

wedding reception - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Sometimes less is more. There are so many details that make up the special day but I think that it is so important to hire the most talented crew to make the larger pieces that not only you, but your guests will realize make a difference- leave it to the experts because you get what you pay for. The most compliments I got were the amazing food, a personalized and emotional ceremony and a a seamless and beautiful event. A day-of coordinator is so important the day of the wedding so that you, your family and friends can simply enjoy yourselves and not have to manage the event. They day goes by SO fast, soak in every second and do not feel pressured or rushed to get through anything as this is only a few short hours, enjoy it :)

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

wedding reception - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

wedding cake - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

naked wedding cake - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

cake cutting - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

a bohemian wedding in Portland - photo by Maria Lamb http://ruffledblog.com/a-bohemian-wedding-in-portland

View all images from this wedding in the gallery
Wedding Music:
Processional: “You and I,” John Legend
First dance: “All of Me,” John Legend
Cake Cutting: “Angel,” Jack Johnson
Father/Daughter Dance: “There’s No Way,” Alabama (my mom and dad’s wedding song)
Mother/Son Dance:” 93 Million Miles,” Jason Mraz

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Maria Lamb

Wedding Planning and Design

Bride

Florist

Seventh Stem

Day-Of Coordination

Mandy Riggar

Ceremony Venue

The Colony

Reception Venue and Catering

Coopers Hall

Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero

Wedding Veil

Adorned in Grace

Hair

Bekah McGuire

Makeup

Tami of Cashmere Beauty Lounge

Groom's Suit

Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss

Rentals

Classic Vintage Rentals

Romantic North Carolina Beach Wedding

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Sawyer Baird

Today’s wedding is light, airy, and romantic — everything the newlyweds wanted, and everything a beach wedding should be. Sawyer Baird captured the entire day on film photography, a day full of inspiring floral design from Tildy Designs and expert coordination by Bridal by the Sea. Keep an eye out at the end for special sunset wedding portraits in a gold reception gown, because we’re pretty sure it doesn’t get any better than something that beautiful!

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

From the bride, Jessica: Austin and I would have been happy to be married at the court house so we really wanted to focus on simplicity and romance. We had a gorgeous venue to get married at so luckily it didn’t really need a lot of decorating… plus we had an ocean view and it really doesn’t get much better than that! I had some close friends who I have known for a long time and where directly involved with making the day extra special — the ceremony painter, dress designer, ceremony vocalist — which was amazing! We aimed for Light, Airy and Romantic with personal touches and a Southern food theme.

wedding rings - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

painted wedding invitations - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

groom boutonnieres - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

spring bouquet - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding
Bouquet recipe: A beautiful gathering of white roses, ivory roses, white lisianthus, light pink heather, white wax, light pink wax flowers, dusty miller, blush pink spray roses and gunni euk greenery. Ivory ribbon wrap with pearl pin closure.

wedding dress detail - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony arch - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

cute wedding portrait - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

I am a painter and a photographer by trade so the color palette was pretty hard for me — I knew the colors could easily get carried away because I don’t really have any one favorite. I would just have them all if I could! I tried to start with a pretty neutral color palette with blush and gold — I ended up with added hits of darker magenta added and splashes of green from the greenery. I hand painted some signs for the dessert table and for the menu. I also made gifts for the women (some coworkers of mine threw a breakfast earlier that day with about 25 ladies). They got simple tie string infinity knot bracelets with a little card that had an illustration of Austin and I on it. I also made the Thank You cards at the place settings. Also – my Mother made the ring bearer pillow from her own veil from when she got married.

hot pink wedding reception - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

hot pink and gold wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

babys breath reception - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

dessert cupcakes - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My best advice for a couple currently planning a wedding would be that something will inevitably go wrong — and when it does, the most important thing to remember is that this day belongs to you and your significant other so take time to soak it all in and enjoy it. I was so excited to marry Austin that I wanted to run right down the isle to him. Throughout the day when Id notice something that wasn’t quite right Id just look over at him and remember that this was the first day of our forever — it was only going to happen once and little things like napkin colors and too much wind wasn’t what was important… The most important thing was who I was leaving with and how much we love each other.

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

beach wedding portrait - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

beach wedding portraits - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

beach wedding portrait - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding
Recessional: “Don’t Stop Believing,” The Vitamin String Quartet
First Dance: “Angel/Better Together,” Jack Johnson
Reception Entrance: “The Price is Right” theme

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sawyer Baird

Florist

Tildy Designs

Wedding Day Coordination

Bridal by the Sea

Venue

The Celebration Cottage

Wedding Dress

Elizabeth Alberti

Gold Reception Gown

Rene Ruiz

Wedding Shoes

Betsey Johnson

Hair

Claudia Verduzco Artistry

Makeup

Christa Lupton

Bridesmaid Dresses

BHLDN "Annabelle"

Groom's Attire

Ralph Lauren

Flower Girl Dresses

Fatty Pie

Ring Bearer Shirt and Shorts

J.Crew

Catering

The Island Grille

DJ

DJ Professionals

Ceremony Painter

Brooke Lupton of Salty Girl Designs

Wedding Cake

The Beach Bakery

Ring Bearer Tie and Suspenders

Becka and Jules

Wedding Invitations Printing Shop

Cat Print

Videography

Twenty One Films

Fresh Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Rustic Weddings

Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Colorado is one of those venues that always seems to churn out the most beautiful weddings, with a focus on rustic elegance and positively chic charm. When we saw the space accentuated by the talents of Laura Murray Photography, Events 306, and Cori Cook Floral Design, well it completely took our breath away! Brittany and Elliot’s wedding was certainly fun and full of love, just as they’d hoped for.

fresh wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

From the bride, Brittany: Elliot and I were really ambivalent about the whole wedding idea. The extravagance, attention, and cost was not something that either of us could imagine, but the idea of having everyone we love and care about in one place for a long weekend ended up being more than a dream come true. It was really important to us that our ceremony was personal and that it felt like us. Our friend Owen officiated, my godson and a wonderful family friend read, and all of our closest friends and family were standing by our sides. It rained in the morning but it cleared up just in time for our outdoor ceremony.

fresh wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

bride getting ready - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

rose boutonnieres - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

groomsmen portraits - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

all white bouquet - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

lace bridesmaid dresses - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

fresh wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

fresh wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

We both wanted our wedding reception to be fun and full of love. Elliot and I were drawn to classic colors, green, white and navy. We wanted our wedding to feel very special but also relaxed at the same time. We had the most amazing vendors to help us achieve of dream wedding. Events 306, Cori Cook Designs, Chain Station, Laura Murray Photography, The Paper Lady, Pink Monkey Solutions, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Yours Truly Cupcake, Alex Cox, Stepahne Klasse, Just Basl Productions, Funkifphino. We were so thankful to have all of our family and friends with us for one of the most important days of our lives.

escort cards - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

garden rustic reception - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

wedding reception - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

green and white centerpiece - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

wedding reception - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

elegant place setting - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

reception tables - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

rustic chic reception - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

fresh wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch - photo by Laura Murray Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-wedding-at-devils-thumb-ranch

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Laura Murray Photography

Wedding Planning and Design

Events 306

Florist

Cori Cook Floral Design

Venue

Devil's Thumb Ranch

Hair

Alex Cox

Makeup

Stephanie Klasse

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Yours Truly Cupcake

Ceremony Music

Chain Station

Band

Funkiphino

Rentals

Event Rents

Lighting

Pink Monkey

Wedding Invitations

The Paper Lady

Videography

Just Basl Productions

Film Lab

Photo Impact Imaging

Camping Wedding at Half Moon Bay

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Braedon Photography

Today’s wedding is a camping lover’s dream, full of lush greenery, rustic wooden elements, and an intimate celebration that just about knocks our socks off. Kristen and Christian’s wedding is brimming over with so much love and joy that we’ve had just about the most difficult time ever narrowing down these images for you, due in no small part to the wonderful work of Braedon Photography.

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

From the bride, Kristen: We envisioned our wedding as a larger version of what we love to do most, which is camp along the coast with friends and family. That included an outdoor ceremony, dinner, dancing, and camping all in one place, and avoiding the curfew and late-night drive home that often occur at weddings. This seemed like a tall order at first, but pretty early in our venue search we discovered OVY Camp + Event Center which was pretty much the perfect spot for what we imagined! The camp has a redwood grove, outdoor amphitheater, main hall with a stone fireplace and exposed rafters, fire pits, and tiny log cabins.

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

bridesmaids portrait - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

bouquet with greenery - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay
Flower recipe: I left almost all the decision making to our super intuitive and tasteful florist, Lover Bee Botany. My few suggestions included eucalyptus, ranunculus and scabiosa, so those were all there, and she added lots of other green-and-white magic with green-centered anemones, ferns, and some wild grasses. She was a genius with the whole thing.

ring bearers - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

flower girls with flower crowns - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

wedding ceremony - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

ceremony recessional - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

wedding portraits - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

We also felt it was important to keep the whole thing true to who we are, so rather than outsource planning we did it ourselves, and recruited a bunch of our (very talented) friends for everything from bartending and DJ-ing to helping with decor, playing music, and being our day-of coordinator. It all ended up being that much more fun, and we wouldn’t trade that decision for anything else. Inspired by the landscape and campout, we created a woodsy feel using lots of greenery, raw-edged wood, white linens and candles, crocheted and plaid blankets, and baskets full of sparklers and s’mores sticks. We kept most things simple, including the color scheme (it was all neutrals and greens) and dishware, and put more energy into the lighting, amphitheater ceremony backdrop, and leafy florals.

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

wedding portraits - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

escort cards with herbs - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

rustic table number - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

reception decor - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

One favorite element was our wedding-night camp setup: we found this awesome Sibley yurt tent, and our friends and family helped us do it up with bedding, lights, flowers, and even our own tiny bottle of Limoncello. I also enjoyed some of the smaller details: the leather sandals I made for myself, “Camp Morabito” sugar cookies our coordinator baked as a surprise, and the canoe cake topper we found on Etsy. For the reception, we made a botanical seating chart using a big wooden frame we made, tiny clothespins, and foraged rosemary sprigs, and made all the signage ourselves. I also made about a million of these paper clay barnacles with the help of my endlessly patient and helpful friends. They were clustered along the long dinner tables with glass tea lights, leafy table runners and simple painted wooden table numbers. My mom and her friends also made hand-knitted cowls for all my bridesmaids, Christian’s grandma and aunt did up the bathrooms with candles and sweet decorations, another grandmother made their family-recipe Limoncello to serve with dessert, and my sister infused all the alcohol that was served in the cocktails—all of which was incredibly special!

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

painted table number - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

rustic reception tables - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? We tried hard to keep the whole process fun and personal. Involving friends and family in so many ways definitely made that happen, and Christian reminded me at stressful moments that it should be fun! Also, while it’s great to have a vision, remember to sometimes be surprised by the way things often come together; unexpected moments can be the most memorable, and if something doesn’t perfectly it’s usually not important anyway. Focus on the fun and friendship!

cheesecake desserts - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

cheesecakes - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

first dance - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “I Want You to be My Love,” Over the Rhine
Recessional: “Not Fire Not Ice,” Ben Harper
First Dance: “Painting by Chagall,” The Weepies

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Braedon Photography

Event Design

Hook Fish Co, bride and groom

Setup and Design

Aleksandra Zee, Kenya Stabler

Florist

Lover Bee Botany

Venue

OVY Camp & Event Center

Wedding Skirt

Gossamer

Wedding Shoes

Scoutmade Leather Goods

Bridal Party Hairpieces and Flower Girl Crowns

Jackie Graham

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

Cooking For Friends

Dessert

Zanze's Cheesecake

Ceremony Music

Sea Knight

Cocktail Hour Music

Step Forward Lads

DJ

Mr. Lucho

Wedding Invitations

Designed by bride, with help from Amelia Nardinelli

Glam Handcrafted Virginia Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Kaytee Lauren

Our wedding for today was a true family affair. It took place on the groom’s family’s property, and both sides pitched in to ensure a carefully curated and stress-free day. Kaytee Lauren and Ballenger & Co Florals were a team to remember working on photography and floral design respectively!

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

From the bride, Christine: The location of our wedding was of special significance to us, because it’s Joel’s family home. Two of his other siblings have been married on the property, and it has been so fun to see how each family wedding has been so distinct, yet still so familiar and sweet. The best part of the wedding preparation process was both of our families. Since the wedding was taking place on the family property, everyone was pitching in. Have family everywhere meant that I never had to stress about things getting done, there was always someone was on top of it. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive family to help us achieve our dream wedding.

sequined bridesmaid dresses - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

wedding bouquet with anemones - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Roses, Texas Roses, Peonies, Anemones, eucalyptus.

wedding rings - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

Joel and I spent about a week at our brother and sister in-law’s house working on decorations. We scraped, cleaned, and spray painted all of the gold bottles. All of my DIY projects were fun and exhausting. My mother, who is a professional graphic designer, designed the programs and menus. It was fun spending time with her getting the look just right. Joel and I spent hours and hours cutting each program into a circle, gluing them to a stick, and applying gold leaf.

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

The food was really important to both of us. We decided to forgo the traditional chicken or steak dinner for something that reflected our personalities. Shortly after Joel and I first started dating, we became Eggs Benedict connoisseurs. Throughout our relationship, we’ve hunted Eggs Benedict wherever we go. Before we go on any trip we Google search “the best Eggs Benedict” in that area and go out of our way to get it, so we decided to do breakfast for dinner. The catering company, Savoir Fare, told us they were so excited to be catering a wedding that wasn’t chicken or steak! They loved the breakfast for dinner idea and jumped on board creating a fabulous spread. Joel doesn’t like sweets so we opted out of a traditional wedding cake and served waffles for dessert.

backyard wedding sweetheart table - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

gold and green reception - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

garden place setting - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be confident in your choices, be gentle with your family, and be patient with each other.

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

sweetheart table - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

one tiered wedding cake - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam tented reception - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren http://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Buon Giorno Principessa,” Nicola Piovani
Recessional: “Diggin’ Up the Heart,” Brandon Flowers
First Dance: “Who Am I,” Will Young
Father/Daughter Dance: “Little Wonders,” Rob Thomas
Mother/Son Dance: “You Are my Sunshine,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kaytee Lauren

Florist

Ballenger & Co Florals

Venue

Private Residence

Wedding Dress

"Carmen" by Maggie Sottero

Bridal Store

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Wedding Shoes

Enzo Angiolini

Jewelry

Etsy

Bridesmaid Dresses

Nordstrom, Etsy, John Lewis, Bloomingdale's, Amazon

Bridesmaid Shoes

Forever 21

Groom + Groomsmen Attire

The Black Tux

Catering + Wedding Cake

Savoir Faire Catering

Cake

Harris Teeter

DJ

Seth Olmstead DJ

Tent, Chairs, Barrels + Linens

Grant Event Rentals

Gold Frames

Hobby Lobby

Photo Booth

NOVA Photo Booth Rentals

Videography

Distant Moon Media

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Logo, Signs, Menus + Programs

Suzanne Reid Design

Romantic Tuscany Elopement Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Nadia Meli

It’s all but impossible to think of a dreamier destination for a photography workshop than Tuscany. Today we’ve got photographer Nadia Meli‘s images to share from The Love Affair Workshop, where numerous vendors were able to create stylish scenes, network, and enjoy breathing some irresistible Tuscan air. The Blue Carrot also blew us away with their effortless floral arrangements!

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

From the photographer, Nadia Meli: The Love Affair Workshop has taken place for the first time last March in a stunning venue in Tuscany, a little typical Borgo. It was a great experience where photographers, flower and wedding designer have learnt new things but also shared time and created networking.

romantic mixed bouquet - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

wavy wedding hair - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

burgundy bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

We were helped by the photographer Nadia Meli and the flower designer The Blue Carrot to create and personalize their work starting from every single experience and feelings. It was very inspiring and the result of these 2 days is helpful also nowadays.

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

floral arrangement with anemone - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

Tuscan reception table - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

peach floral arrangement - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

wedding cake with eucalyptus - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

View all images from this workshop in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Nadia Meli

Workshop

The Love Affair Workshop

Florist

The Blue Carrot

Venue

Borgo Pignano

Wedding Dress

Marianna Lanzilli

Hair and Makeup

Lara Navarrini

Groom's Suit

Dior

Wedding Cake

Qualcosa di Dolce

Rentals

Noeliya

Graphic Design

Caratterino

Organization

Le Jour du Oui, Il Profumo dei Fiori

In Collaboration With

Elisabetta Marzetti Photography

Al Fresco Vintage Wedding in California

Rustic Weddings

Brittany and Sean are both graphic designers who love vintage style, so it seems natural their wedding day would be a winner all around. Still Music Photography and Mountain Laurel were brought on board to bring their vision to life, and what a job they did! One of our favorite details is that the couple had a projector playing black and white films in the backyard during the reception — such a great idea.

country vintage wedding in California - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

From the bride, Brit: I grew up in the foothills, and Sean grew up in San Diego but fell in love with the natural beauty and peace of my hometown so we knew we wanted to get married outside in Northern California. We started out with what we wanted the wedding to feel like and then went from there. We are both graphic designers and love vintage style — so we wanted the style to be classic and romantic, but still have really fun elements that made it personal.

country vintage wedding in California - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

tulle wedding dress - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

country vintage wedding in California - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

bouquet with white anemones - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

bouquet with anemones - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california
Flower recipe: My bouquet had anemones, roses, eucalyptus leaves, privet berries, dusty miller, and poppy and other seed pods. The bridesmaids were mostly lavender roses with loads of greenery (eucalyptus leaves and dusty miller) that cascaded down. The bouquets were the only florals we had professionally done, but my mom adding finishing touches to them, including wrapping long satin ribbons around the bases and adding buttons from my grandmother’s wedding dress (buttons my great-grandmother had made) to my bouquet.

ceremony setup - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

wedding ceremony - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

ceremony recessional - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

country vintage wedding in California - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

bridal party portrait - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

We didn’t have a theme, but we knew we had to be careful so that it didn’t get too country since it was outdoors and there was a barn involved… so we made sure everything aside from the barn leaned more toward the sophisticated, fun side. I wanted everything to be soft. We got married in the fall and it was GORGEOUS out — the leaves were turning, but everything was golden and full still, so the colors were all pretty neutral shades of grey, nude, and pink so that we fit into the scenery without competing with it. We were on a budget, but are also both really creative and crafty, so we were excited to design and create all of the elements of the wedding from the save the dates to the drink tags, to the cookie bar signage. Sean & I designed all of the invitations, signage, and finishing touches and we had a huge amount of help from my mom who collected, constructed and styled a lot of the decorative elements at the wedding including the floral arrangements, vintage furniture, and centerpieces.

wedding sign - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

escort cards - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

reception decor with a chandelier - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

country vintage wedding in California - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

greenery table runner - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? There is going to be a lot of noise from everyone else on how your wedding should be, but do what you both want to do: make it you! The biggest compliment we received was people saying it felt like us and was so personal, and that’s what it should be. I listened to all the advice and suggestions, but ultimately went with what we both wanted and we are so happy we did.

country vintage wedding in California - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

dessert table - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

country vintage wedding in California - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

country vintage wedding in California - photo by Still Music Photography http://ruffledblog.com/country-vintage-wedding-in-california

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
This was another thing we both sat down and did together and had a lot of fun with! Sean is a big punk fan and I am a big jazz fan, so we had fun making the playlist. Originally, we had planned another song for our recessional, but I had a surprise planned for Sean: he’s a huge Star Wars fan (Huge!) so I asked the DJ to play the Throne Room song from the original Star Wars. He flipped. I told Jeremy what I had planned and he got a great shot of Sean realizing what was playing while we were walking out.
Bridal Party Processional: “All of My Days,” Alexi Murdoch
Bride’s Processional: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power
Recessional: “The Throne Room” from Star Wars
First Dance: “Our Love is Easy,” Melody Gardot
Second Dance: “I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked,” Ita Maria
Last Dance: “So Long, Farewell,” The Vandals

Wedding Vendors

Florist

Mountain Laurel

Venue

Milfiori House

Wedding Dress

Watters "Chantelle"

Hair

D.Fine Salon

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Groomsmen Attire

Express

Catering

Lila and Sage

DJ

Sound Extreme

Wedding Invitations

Bride and Groom