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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

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

Rentals

Something Borrowed Portland

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

An Austrian Castle Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Thomas Steibl

We get a special kick out of any day we get to share a castle wedding, especially when that castle is in Austria. Thomas Steibl and Lovely Weddings bring us the beautiful wedding of Barbara and Johannes, which brings carefully thought-out design together with simplicity for a look that’s timeless, breathtaking, and forever a favorite.

an Austrian castle wedding - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

From the photographer, Thomas Steibl: It begins with this awesome location in Austria (Burgenland, the state where the bride is from). It’s an old, small and dreamy castle, surrounded by a beautiful garden and also a forest. It also has it’s own little romantic chapel where the two got married. It was clear for us to photograph them in front of the old brick buildings which were left a long time ago. We love the pictures. Not only because of the amazing backdrops, but also due to their big love for each other which one can see and their stunning style.

kraft paper wedding invitations - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

an Austrian castle wedding - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

wedding ceremony seating - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

wedding ceremony entrance - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

bubble recessional - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

wedding portrait in front of ruins - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

bridal portraits - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

an Austrian castle wedding - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

We also loved the stunning paper items made by the bride as it is her job and also mission, she had a great concept, and the beautiful flowers and decoration everywhere made by professionals and friends of ours. It was a mind-blowing adventure to capture their love, happiness and their sweet families & friends having a good time.

an Austrian castle wedding - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

reception drink tables - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

simple place setting - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

wedding seating chart - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

an Austrian castle wedding - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

intimate wedding reception - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

an Austrian castle wedding - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

an Austrian castle wedding - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

an Austrian castle wedding - photo by Thomas Steibl http://ruffledblog.com/an-austrian-castle-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Thomas Steibl

Event Design and Decor

Lovely Weddings

Florist

Flower Up

Venue

Schloss Nikitsch

Wedding Dress

Cymbeline

Bride's Headpiece

Miss Lillys Hats

Wedding Shoes

Harriet Wilde

Hair and Makeup

Your Choice Vienna

Wedding Rings

Tragkultur

Groom's Suit

The Bloke

Groom's Shoes

Jerry's exclusiv

Catering

Der Reisinger

Music

New Orleans Dixielandband

Paper Goods Printing

Deutsche Handarbeit

Sophisticated Science Fiction Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

The Melideos

Before I saw this wedding, I might have been a bit skeptical of a Great Gatsby meets science fiction wedding — but these images from The Melideos prove that not only can it be done, it can be done absolutely beautifully. Celestial details (like star-shaped confetti and Moon Pies for dessert) commingle with tables named after classic science fiction films, all wrapped up in a classically glam Los Angeles setting.

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

From the bride, Bianca: My husband Felix and I share an affinity for classic vintage style and movies, so we aimed for an elegant, vintage glam affair reminiscent of those ballroom scenes in black & white movies from the 30s & 40s — Old Hollywood without being too literal. Beyond that, our only requirements were that the wedding be outside with delicious food and lots of dancing. When we found Cafe Pinot, with its beautiful courtyard gardens, city skyline views and the iconic Art Deco L.A. Library as a backdrop, we knew it was the place for us. It provided the perfect modern meets vintage vibe and really echoed our aesthetic as a couple. The fact that it’s located in downtown LA, where we met, fell in love, and currently live, made it even more special.

blue wedding shoes - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding rings - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

red and pink bouquet - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding
Flower recipe: Bouquet — Black Magic and Piano roses, peonies, waxflowers, chamomile flowers, eucalyptus and myrtle. Centerpieces — Black Magic roses, spray roses, Sarah Bernhardt pink peonies, antique green hydrangea, white & red wax flowers, pink rice flowers, eucalyptus and myrtle.

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

place cards - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

escort cards - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

pets at weddings - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

I’m a writer and astrology/metaphysics nerd and Felix is a science fiction geek, so we went with a loose celestial theme — “Written in the Stars”. We named our tables after favorite science fiction movies and gave Moon Pies as favors. Color scheme was white and gold with navy blue accents. And — because my husband is Chinese — red flowers for luck. The venue didn’t require much decor, so my mom & I DIY’d all of it. She made confetti cones using pages from Arthur Miller’s autobiography “Time Bends” and gold star confetti. I painted white eyelet Chinese lanterns with gold glitter paint and inserted lights to make them look like stars in our ceremony tree, and framed vintage astronomy prints for the escort table. Our signage, programs, escort & table cards were Etsy custom designs we had printed locally. Our biggest DIY project was the flowers. My mom & I designed/arranged all the florals — except the boutonnieres. We picked up 2 carloads of flowers from the LA Flower Market and put everything together with a couple helpers. It was a lot to take on, and the money saved maybe wasn’t worth the added stress, but ultimately we were super happy and proud of what we’d accomplished together. And everyone wanted the center pieces at the end of the night!

wedding sign - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding program - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding program - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s just one day! Try not to sweat the details, be flexible, roll with the punches and let go of expectations. Everyone will have an opinion about everything — be gracious but firm in your vision. Be present and enjoy this moment in time. Also — invitations get thrown away! You need trees more than museum board. Trust me.

science fiction themed centerpiece - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding reception - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

gold cake topper - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding cake - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

romantic rooftop wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

first dance - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “‘Til Kingdom Come,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Sweet Disposition,” The Temper Trap
During cocktails and dinner: classic jazz standards — Sinatra, Dean Martin, Etta James, etc.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

The Melideos

Venue

Cafe Pinot

Wedding Dress

Liancarlo

Bridal Store

Lovella Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Headpiece

Jennifer Behr for J Crew

Hair and Makeup

Janet Miranda, BeNyla Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses

Badgley Mischka

Tuxedo

J.Crew

Wedding Cake

Whisk Gluten-Free Bakery

DJ

Kristine "DJ Puffs" Ono

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Signage, Programs, and Escort Cards

Paper Street Press

San Luis Obispo Eclectic DIY Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Alexandra Wallace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Alexandra Wallace

Venue

Jack House and Gardens

Wedding Dress

Custom made

Wedding Shoes

Chelsea Crew via ModCloth

Earrings

Urban Outfitters, Aerie

Wedding Invitations

Vista Print

DJ

AMS Entertainment

Australian Wedding for Two World Travelers

Romantic Weddings

We’ve all heard about those random chance meetings due to what has to be fate, and today we’ve got the wedding of a couple who caught each other at just the right moment in time. Tara met Chris at a hostel in Romania, but only because he overslept and missed his train to leave town that morning. The two met later in the evening and agreed to go on a hike together, and the rest is history — save for their beautiful wedding from BlueSpark Photography, of course!

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

From the bride, Tara: I met Chris while we were each backpacking independently through Europe. For several months, we vaguely traveled in the same direction, but never really stayed in the same place at the same time. However, our paths crossed in Sibiu, Romania–this beautiful, medieval town in the heart of Transylvania. On the day I arrived at our hostel, Chris had overslept and (luckily!) missed his train to leave town. We met that night and, over drinks with the hostel crowd, agreed to go on the hike he originally planned to take — a 3 day trek through the Carpathian Mountains with another travel friend. It was a grueling hike (as we were both terribly unfit), but we had the opportunity to learn a lot about one another over chats. Sparks flew and we quickly fell head over heels in love!

wedding shoes - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding bouquet - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

ceremony arch - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

ceremony recessional - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

wedding bouquet - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

From that point, we started traveling together through the rest of Eastern Europe and Turkey… realizing somewhere along the way that this was something really serious and life-changing. We continued to travel through Southeast Asia together for several more months before we moved to Chris’s hometown — Melbourne, Australia. Chris’s proposal was completely unexpected, and completely “us.” At the end of a wonderful night showing me around Melbourne, Chris took me to a beautiful rooftop bar. He took my hand as we were sitting at a table and told me how special our time had been together, that he had fallen completely in love with me, and how wonderful it could be if he could introduce me to everyone we meet as his fiancee. I think I burst into (happy) tears before I realized he had just proposed to me. In typical Chris fashion, he then proceeded to stand up on the nearest ledge and announce to everyone around us that we had just gotten engaged!

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

chalkboard signs - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic table setting - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

striped wedding straws - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

Australian wedding for two world travelers - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

rustic wedding reception - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

first dance - photo by Bluespark Photography http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-two-world-travelers

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Diana of Bluespark Photography: It was early in the morning and I found myself creating flower arrangements in a barn on a farm half way around the world from home, and it hit me: I was always meant to be there. I believe everything happens for a reason, but sitting there and taking it all in was quite a powerful feeling. I was meant to see one of my friends get married to a man who loves and supports her, but not before I experienced firsthand how much love she had found in her new home, Australia, with a family whose values and immense care for one another show the wonderful people they are. This wedding was one hundred percent handmade. Friends and family came together before the celebration and with an open heart poured themselves into every little detail. There was always someone helping with landscaping, making seating arrangements, setting up decorations, cooking, putting up lights… The list goes on and on. These preparations took weeks to complete, but we made it happen. We made it happen because Tara and Chris deserve to begin their life together knowing that there’s a good amount of people who support their union and admire their love.The celebration of course was not your typical event: many of the guests traveled from far to witness Tara and Chris’ union and celebrate with them, one of the groomsmen caught the bridal bouquet and even though Smores are not a thing in Australia, Aussies delighted in the American treat.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Bluespark Photography

Venue

Peppermint Ridge Farm

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair + Makeup

Mobile Makeovers

Bridesmaid Dresses

J. Crew, H&M

Groomsmen Suits

Ferrari Formalwear and Bridal

Catering

Country Style Meats Garfield, Tim Horswill

Wedding Cake

Julie Weatherhead, Tom Horswill

Wedding Band

The White Tree

Dancefloor + Chair Rentals

Celebrate Party Hire

Celebrant

Rita Cohan Civil Celebrant

Palm Springs Wedding for a Creative Bride and Groom

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Laura Goldenberger

Laycee and Jon’s wedding is so chock full of great design it’ll make your head spin. The creative couple (the bride is a designer while the groom is a cinematographer) had their hands all over the day, right down to the creative Save-the-Date video you’ll see at the very end. Laura Goldenberger and next saturday affairs did remarkable work on this one, as always!

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

From the bride, Laycee: We love the mid Century modern style of our venue Frederick Loewe Estate. The architecture has clean lines, geometric sculptures, design books with large Swiss typography, etc, which is all a cohesive design language used throughout our wedding. The surroundings of the venue is an expansive and beautiful desert-chic landscape. We used this contrast between geometry and organic shapes on everything from our invitation, place cards to welcome signs. We thought that this contrast creates more energy and interest rather than the hand-written, DIY look a lot of other weddings have.

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

wedding shoes - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

bridal updo - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

grooms boutonniere - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Protea bouquet - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom
Flower recipe: King protea was my favorite flower used in my bouquet. There were lots of succulents, air plants, palm leaves…

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

ceremony setup - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

wedding ceremony - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

wedding ceremony - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

ceremony kiss - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

ceremony recessional - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

All the napkins and table runners were hand-made from a few different geometric patterned fabric we chose. All the table numbers were house numbers from home depot, spray painted gold. The little geometric shapes holding up the name cards were made from clay, cut into unique shapes and baked in the oven to harden. Quite a few of the geometric shaped terrariums were made from 90s lamps, with the light bulbs and cords removed. The 2 white columns with the clear casing on top at our altar were also custom made. I designed our own letterpress wedding invitation, all the place cards, name cards, welcome signs and all other collaterals. The wedding favors were designed by me as well: a pair of letter press coasters in black and white, with gold patterns. Our Save the Date was a collaboration between Jon and I. I design for a living and he produces video for a living. This piece is a perfect example of the magic we create together, and a “making of” teaser of the real wedding invitation.

minimalistic escort cards - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

seating chart - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

gold table number - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

glass geometric centerpieces - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

geometric centerpiece - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

gold table numbers - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think the trick to planning a great wedding is to have a clear vision of your design aesthetic or theme from the get-go and stick with it throughout. Not to say everything needs to look the same, but if there’s a central theme threading everything together, the entire look will be cohesive. Changing minds about the look will often create disjointed experiences and confuse yourself as well. Also, do as much as you can but not over commit. Spend your money on the most important things like the venue and catering. It’s totally okay to let some of the smaller things go. They won’t have as big of an impact to your wedding as the venue and catering will.

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

gold centerpiece - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

garden wedding tablescape - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

protea centerpiece - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

wedding cake - photo by Laura Goldenberger http://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

View the couple’s adorable (and Eco-friendly!) Save the Date here:

Wedding Music:
Processional: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes (instrumental)
Recessional: “Marathon,” Tennis
First Dance: “You and I,” Wilco
Reception Entrance: “Happy,” Pharell
Father/Daughter Dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Judy Garland
Mother/Son Dance: “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
Other songs played at the wedding include everything from Mr Little Jeans, Teishi, Flight Facilities, Tennis, Best Coast, Of Monsters and Men, St. Vincent, Alt-J, Little Dragon, Lykke Li, Cults, Beach House…

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Laura Goldenberger

Event Design and Flowers

next saturday affairs

Event Coordination

The WE Studio

Venue

Frederick Loewe Estate

Wedding Dress

Shin Bu Bridal

Wedding Shoes

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Susie Chhuor

Groom's Suit

Banana Republic

Catering

CV BBQ

Desserts

Exquisite Desserts

DJ

JP McLeod

Rentals

Signature Rentals

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Laycee Fan (bride)

Spring Romantic Wedding in the Desert

Romantic Weddings

When it comes to ceremonies, it’s pretty tough to beat a view of mountain ranges as your backdrop. Sarah and Chuck met in LA at a Mad Men themed party, found out they both lived in Arizona, and then after a year of dating they moved to Washington DC together. The couple returned to their home state to exchange vows, with the help of talented vendors Pinkerton Photography, Celebrations by Amy Bacon, and Table Tops, etc. by their side!

spring romantic wedding in the desert - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

From the bride, Sarah: I finally got to play out one of the dreams of my life – I got to marry the most loving, caring, and supportive man – my best friend. We met 4 years ago while in LA at a friend’s Mad Men themed party. We both lived in Arizona at the time, me in Tucson, Chuck in Phoenix, and after returning from that trip we started dating immediately. A year later we found ourselves in Washington DC, and him working at National Geographic, while I pursued my marketing career.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

spring romantic wedding in the desert - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

spring romantic bouquet - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

spring romantic wedding in the desert - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

When we got engaged, we quickly decided that we wanted to be married in Arizona, where our relationship began, and where much of my family still lives. We have been living in Washington, DC for 3 years now, and love our city, but I will always be an Arizona girl at heart. So when we started looking for venues, I knew that we needed to have a venue that would showcase the gorgeous desert landscape that was my home for so many years. We also didn’t want our guests traveling from one location for the ceremony, to another for the reception. When we walked into the space at El Chorro, I actually got butterflies! We instantly knew that this was the venue for us!

unplugged ceremony sign - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

ring bearer - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

ceremony setup - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

wedding ceremony - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

ceremony recessional - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

As far as décor goes, my favorite colors are pink and gold and I thought that those colors would look beautiful mixed with the already lovely colors of spring-time in the desert. The venue and the scenery really speak for themselves, and we didn’t want to distract from the natural beauty of the location. Our focus was to emphasize the floral, and add a whimsical touch to the place cards in the form of these fun, gold miniature animals which added to the unique and playful nature of our reception. I know what you’re thinking … and I did try to be conscious of my groom, and in the midst of the pinks and golds, I made sure that there were elements that really spoke to him as well. For instance, he is a huge whiskey and bourbon fanatic, so our signature cocktail was an Old Fashioned – paying homage to his Kentucky roots.

gold animal figurines - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

seating chart - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

romantic industrial reception - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

wedding reception - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

gold laser cut table numbers - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

wedding portrait - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

We opted for a non-traditional reception as half of our guests were not from Arizona, and those who were, we don’t see often since we live across the country, the focus of our reception was to spend as much time with everyone that we could, and to have a great party! So we left out things like the bouquet toss in order to achieve that. Our band was phenomenal and had our guests dancing all night! Along with our friends and family, we were able to enjoy the day, and truly celebrate our love and life together. Our entire event was so amazing, so wonderful, and like most brides, I wish I could put our day on replay! We have many vendors to thank for pulling off such a spectacular event, as it would not have come together so beautifully and been executed so flawlessly without all of their hard work. Our wedding planner, Amy Bacon, was so helpful, and she suggested most of our incredible vendors, thought of necessary details that hadn’t even crossed my mind, and kept me on schedule. Our incredible photographer Kelsie was amazing. I had seen a wedding that she shot at the same location and was hooked – I knew that her vision would be the best representation and provide the feeling of our special day.

spring romantic wedding in the desert - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

unique centerpieces - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

gold and white wedding cake - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

spring romantic wedding in the desert - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

wedding dress detail - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

spring romantic wedding in the desert - photo by Pinkerton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/spring=romantic-wedding-in-the-desert

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pinkerton Photography

Wedding Planner

Celebrations by Amy Bacon

Florist

Table Tops, etc.

Wedding Dress

Kenneth Winston

Jewelry + Wedding Rings

Blue Nile

Bridesmaid Dresses

Dessy

Groom + Groomsmen Attire

Alton Lane

Wedding Cake

Piece of Cake Desserts

Wedding Stationery

Minted

Place Cards + Chalkboard Sign

Sugar and Chic Shop

Herb and Garden Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Spring has certainly sprung, and there’s no better season to host a herb and garden inspired photo shoot. This beauty from Lauren Schwarz Photography and Savannah’s Garden Florist takes oodles of lush greenery, fresh white blooms, and nods to gardening to the next level by blending them seamlessly with wedding style and floral arrangements. Make sure you take a look at the bride’s incredible wedding hair — I’m sure I’ll try to copy it for myself soon!

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Lauren Schwarz Photography: Our team was inspired by all things garden and herbs. We wanted to create something fancy and luxurious out of simple things like potted herbs, Pear Tree branches, and moss. Set in the fabulous Maggpie Vintage Rentals warehouse, we transformed a corner into a garden greenhouse reception scene. The bridal looks were vintage inspired our stylist used lace to create an amazing headpiece and veil and switched her from a more formal look to a more simple dress with custom belt detail. We hope you enjoy this gallery with many different looks for Spring or Summer.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

greenery bouquet - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

groom boutonnieres - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

leafy bouquet - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

fishtail braid - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

bridesmaids with organic bouquets - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

wedding cake with greenery - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

herb and garden wedding editorial - photo by Lauren Schwarz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/herb-and-garden-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Al Fresco Bohemian Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Onelove Photography

Today’s wedding is so full of great ideas and details, you’ll definitely want to come back to it again and again. Onelove Photography, PS Plans, and Rosebud Floral Design brought Taylor and Grant’s wedding vision to reality with wooden details, heaps of greenery and romantic floral design, and images so gorgeous you’ll have to keep yourself from staring!

al fresco bohemian wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

From the bride, Taylor: For our wedding day, Grant and I really just wanted to create a space where we could celebrate our love story with all the people who have meant so much to us on this journey to finding each other and HELLO getting married !! Yes, we wanted the decor to be fabulous and the photos to be pretty but really, at the end of the day, we just wanted to invite people into a joy dance with us over the new journey we were getting to start together. We aimed to intentionally create space for our guests to mingle with each other and mingle with US too. One of my favorite moments of the day was when, immediately following our first dance, the band BUSTED out into 3 or 4 more songs that had everybody on the dance floor with us shouting and celebrating before dinner even began. It was so surreal to be surrounded by so many that we loved in one space and break through the stuffiness and routine to just ENJOY the night – singing and laughing and hugging so many people who were there to cheer us on. That is something I will never forget.

gold wedding shoes - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

garden wedding invitations - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

romantic bouquet - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

garden bouquet - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

We wanted everything about the day to feel really fresh and organic. I went with a design that was pretty “al fresco” with just a touch of bohemian. We utilized a lot of draping fabric and ivy garlands to make that happen – incorporating lanterns and candlelight surrounded by rosemary and lush greens. Then we threw the bohemian pops in with gold and lace fabric chargers, globes for our guestbook(s), and streaming fabric for our arch and dessert table. I loved playing with bistro lights and Edison bulbs to light the beauty that was already there – and we even decided to go with a “farm to table” concept for all of our food and beverages. It was SO fun to see how much our guests loved the unique hors d’oeuvres and buffet selections. Our caterer absolutely blew me away with what she created! Most of all, I love what the aesthetic invited people into – a day to kick off their shoes and enjoy celebrating with us and those around them!

al fresco bohemian wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

card table - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

heart shaped escort cards - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

globe wedding decor - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

al fresco bohemian wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

wooden wedding details - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

centerpieces with pops of red - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

lantern centerpiece - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

al fresco bohemian wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

Wedding planning can be stressful because, no matter who you are, so many worlds are colliding – family, friends, vision, cost. The one thing I would say to you, bride and groom to-be, is to hold on tight to what is most important to you as you plan – what YOU want to honor and what YOU really want your day to be about. Every decision that comes along can all of a sudden feel like it is THE deal breaker of your big day (and can have other opinions that go along with it). But Grant and I learned that you have to decide to hold on to the sweetness of the journey by coming back to your non-negotiables (having all the people you want there? amazing photography? killer stationery? great band?) and letting the other stuff go. And, at the end of the day, you are marrying the love of your life and your best friend. So the stuff that you missed? It’s not the point anyway. Grant and I enjoyed the process so much more when we stopped and took time to dream about our marriage together instead of just the wedding day. I PROMISE I PROMISE it’s worth it :) Our vendors were AMAZING and without them our day really would not have come together the way it did :) I think it is so important to hire a team of people who you can really trust as it was all of them in the end that created the space for our most special moments to happen!

wood wedding signs - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

dessert table - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

layered wedding cake with flowers - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

al fresco bohemian wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

al fresco bohemian wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/al-fresco-bohemian-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding
Recessional: “Safe and Sound,” Capital Cities
First Dance: “Paris in June,” Johnnyswim

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Onelove Photography

Wedding Coordinator

Chabeli Sanchez, PS Plans

Florists

Rosebud Floral Design

Venue

Ahmanson Ranch

Wedding Shoes

BHDLN

Hair + Makeup

Remba Productions

Catering

ME Catering

Wedding Cake

CakeGoodness

DJ

Amore Music managed by Tom Marino

Wedding Invitations

Meg Loves Design

Videography

Chadwick Trentham

Woodland Romance Wedding

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Jaimee Morse

If you like the look of woodsy rustic weddings but want to make sure there’s still a touch of romantic femininity, look no further than this styled shoot from Jaimee Morse, Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting, and Julia’s Blooms. Hints of the lightest blush pink, gold accents contrasted against wooden details, and beautiful calligraphy pull everything together, all topped off by a scrumptious pie dessert table!

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

From Casey Hurley: I worked with some great vendors to develop this mix of urban and woodland romantic themed shoot. We used touches from nature along with beautiful soft tones of pink, gold, and silver. We developed two vignettes with one being the dinner setting and the second being the dessert/pie setting – and we got to eat the pie afterwards so that was probably the best part of the shoot.

romantic rustic invitations - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

eucalyptus hydrangea bouquet - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

low back wedding dress - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland meets feminine wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

romantic rustic place setting - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

woodland romance wedding - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

dessert table - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

dessert table - photo by Jaimee Morse http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photographer

Jaimee Morse

Event Design

Casey Hurley

Event Planning

Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting

Floral Design

Julia's Blooms

Bridal Store

Che Bella

Make Up

Hayley Sachs Artistry

Rentals

On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals

Wedding Invitations

Jennifer Norman Studio