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Soft Bridal Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Sometimes you just need heaps and heaps of pink and loveliness to stare at, like this bridal inspiration shoot by JOJO Photography and FilmAlchemy Styled pulled out all of the stops and drew up a shoot with all shades of pink imaginable, from the softest blush to the sweetest cotton candy pink, and further down to the deep magenta shades. Sumptuous blooms and botanicals were strewn all over the place by rose bredl, only adding to the whole femininity of the shoot. Pairing the pinks with a cool tone of gray paper goods gave it such a classic feel. This is certainly one shoot that left us wanting more of it!

boho bridal gowns - photo by JOJO Photography and Film http://ruffledblog.com/soft-bridal-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Jennifer of JOJO Photography and Film: I created these images in collaboration with some amazingly talented female creatives in Columbus, Ohio. The shoot was planned to specifically feature the new Bohindi Bride line of accessories. The look was made to be soft and free, as well as bohemian but glamourous.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

JOJO Photography and Film

Event Design

Alchemy Styled

Floral Design

rose bredl

Hair Accessories

BOHINDI

Accessories

White Truffle Studio

Hair

The Blowout Bar

Makeup

Make You LLC

Wedding Cake

Miam Cake

Rentals

Re:work Furnishings

Linens

The Lesser Bear

Wedding Invitations

ink & ivory

Model

Erica Kentosh

Copper + Fruit Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

These days, copper is one of those accents we just can’t resist. Pair it up with eucalyptus and then add one hands-down show-stopping gown from Hayley Paige, and goodness gracious we’re in love. Thank you to Lauren Elisabeth Events for dreaming up this inspiring scene, Giving Tree Photography for capturing it all on camera, and The Sodus Blossom for your beautiful floral arrangements!

Copper Fruit Wedding Inspiration - photo by Giving Tree Photography http://ruffledblog.com/copper-fruit-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Lauren Elisabeth Events: We wanted a very earthy and chic feel for our styled shoot with a lot of blues and greenery. We wanted to incorporated copper touches and fell in love with the idea of spray painting real fruit for our centerpiece, place cards, table number, and to include in the bouquet and on the cake. I spray painted the fresh fruit 2 days prior to the shoot – pineapple, pears and grapes – and used a metallic copper spray paint. Once everything was dry, I gently placed them back into the refrigerator and they kept very nicely. We absolutely loved how the fruit turned out and the statement it makes in the pictures.
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Wedding Vendors

Simi Valley Ranch Wedding

Modern Weddings

Located at the stunning Hummingbird Nest Ranch, newlyweds Sarah and Houman had their Simi Valley ranch wedding with the help of Louise & Third Events’ expertise and Wisteria Lane Flower Shop‘s floral know-how. Photographed by the amazing Brian Leahy Photography, the venue was done up so well that stepping into it post-arranging felt like you were stepping into old world Western Europe. Al fresco dining was the obvious choice here and luckily, mother nature kept herself at bay so no tents were needed. Bistro lights were strung around the reception and mahogany tables were outfitted with floral table runners of roses, ranunculus, and silver dollar eucalyptus.

modern ranch reception - photo by Brian Leahy Photography http://ruffledblog.com/simi-valley-ranch-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Mermaid Bride Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Mermaids are all the rage right now. Now that warm weather has dawned (for most of us!), the coral pinks and seafoam greens are ideal for the coming seasons. While I have seen an increase in mermaid trends, I haven’t seen them used for weddings or wedding inspiration until now! Chickadee Events and Virginia Ashley Photography certainly put their hard work into this shoot, and I love that the mermaid inspiration really comes through in such an elegant way. The Proper Petal added to the feel by using bright colors in the table blooms with small vases filled with solo stems of flowers; my favorite being those beautiful orchids. Topping it off, of course, was the mermaid silhouette wedding dress that stole the whole show.

mermaid bride wedding inspiration - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Virginia Ashley Photography: When planning the styled shoot, I wanted to go for something mermaid-like! I have been refining my brand and what I want my style to reflect. I wanted this shoot to be a great reflection of my new brand and the type of couples I love! I was thankful for the sweet couple I had for this shoot! Gabrielle was the perfect mermaid inspiration and looked like a dream in the wedding dress!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virginia Ashley Photography

Event Planning

Chickadee Events

Floral Design

The Proper Petal

Venue

Woman's Club of Portsmouth

Wedding Dress

Simply Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Kelsea Dayberry

Rentals

Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling

Paper Goods

English Tea Paperie

Calligraphy and Macarons

Jocelyn Lindsay

Boho Ranch Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Today’s styled shoot from Kristen Joy Photography features not only a bride shining in her LuRaquel wedding dress, but also three bridesmaids shining in a mix of blush pink and burgundy gowns. The flowers from Layers of Lovely echoed a similar color palette, while the styling by Weddings & Events by Emily tops everything off with romantic bohemian flair!

boho ranch wedding inspiration - photo by Kristen Joy Photography http://ruffledblog.com/boho-ranch-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Weddings & Events by Emily: Nestled deep in the heart of Las Vegas, WHY ranch was the perfect setting for this organic bohemian wedding shoot. The day was beautifully captured by Kristen Joy Photography and coordinated by Weddings & Events by Emily. The bride’s awe-inspiring gown from Fit for a Bride featured silk organza and decadent beading. The bridesmaids stunned in a mix of three different Bella Bridesmaid dresses. Rich Marsala popped with the soft dreamy blushes. The bridesmaids held minimalistic bouquets with an abundance of silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus as well as olive branches.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kristen Joy Photography

Event Planning and Design

Weddings & Events by Emily

Floral Design

Layers of Lovely

Venue

WHY Ranch

Wedding Dress

LuRaquel

Bridal Store

Fit for a Bride

Hair and Makeup

Makeup in the 702

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Bridesmaids

Wedding Cake

Peridot Sweets

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Openinkstand Calligraphy

Film Lab

Richard Photo Lab

Chic Austin Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

When a wedding party kicks off with a mariachi band and food trucks, you know you’re in for a good time. This was exactly the case for Amy and Bob’s wedding, whose Austin celebration is full of so many whimsical details and a grey lace gown you’ll fall head over heels for. Thank you to Julie Wilhite Photography, CLINK, and Merveille Events for your parts in this beautiful day!

chic Austin wedding - photo by Julie Wilhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-outdoor-texas-wedding

Amy and Bob got married last October at the beautiful Laguna Gloria, a contemporary art museum in Austin, TX. From the start, they wanted to make their wedding unique and something their guests would truly enjoy. The ceremony was held in the amphitheater and it could not have been a more perfect day for these two to get married. As Amy’s sisters walked her down the aisle to “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, the entire group went silent. It was a moment no one will ever forget! Afterwards, guests were greeted into cocktail hour by Mariachis, Peached Tortilla’s food truck and passion fruit signature cocktails being passed to all.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Julie Wilhite Photography

Event Design and Coordination

CLINK

Floral Design

Merveille Events

Venue

AMOA Laguna Gloria

Hair and Makeup

Rae Cosmetics

Catering

DNA Events - Austin, The Peached Tortilla

Desserts

Gourdough's

Wedding Music

Mariachi Estrella

Guitar

Mark Anthony Cruz

DJ

Penguin Entertainment

Lighting

ILIOS Lighting

Rentals

Loot Vintage Rentals, Marquee

Arroyo Grande Barn Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Danielle Poff

What’s better than a cute bride in glasses? How about an equally cute, relaxed wedding day in Arroyo Grande, California with tons of personal touches, for starters. Danielle Poff, Planimation Events, and Lori Boe Floral Design helped bring Lauren and Ben’s vision to life, which meant a laid-back atmosphere that still brought in a bit of fanciness.

Arroyo Grande barn wedding - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/arroyo-grande-barn-wedding

From the bride, Lauren: I think our wedding is best described as a relaxed but upscale gathering. I really tried to ensure our family, friends and ourselves felt as comfortable as any other night of the week. But keeping the look and feel of our wedding a notch above casual. I made sure that every aspect truly represented “us”, which made it so much fun and so easy to plan. We put touches of our rabbits on the confetti pops, we brought in a folk band to dance to, I kept my glasses on and we drank a lot of beer and ate sandwiches.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Danielle Poff

Floral Design

Lori Boe Floral Design

Day-Of Coordination

Planimation Events

Venue

Loomis Barn

Wedding Dress

Claire Pettibone

Wedding Shoes

Jeffrey Campbell

Earrings

Len Collective

Bride's Coat

Dylan Womens

Hair and Makeup

Dani Cepeda

Bridesmaid Dresses

ASOS, Free People

Groom's Jacket, Pants, and Shirt

Banana Republic

Groomsmen Ties

Original Penguin Ties

Catering

Lincoln Deli

Wedding Cake

Sweet Pea Bakery

Ice Cream Sandwiches

It's It Ice Cream

Wedding Music

The McCoy Tyler Band

Rentals

All About Events

Wedding Invitations

Twinkle & Toast

Calligraphy

Rosey Calligraphy

Film Lab

PhotoVision

Spring Morning Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

If you’re a lover of nature like me, you won’t be able to resist this beautiful shoot from Kristen Weaver Photography, An Affair to Remember Weddings, and Bluegrass Chic. The tablescape alone is a complete showstopper, featuring a handcrafted table covered in moss and succulents and topped off with a glass cover for a unique look we’ve yet to see anywhere else. Top it off with exceptionally stunning bridal gowns from Hayley Paige and Sarah Seven and we’re smitten!

spring morning inspired wedding ideas - photo by Kristen Weaver Photography http://ruffledblog.com/rock-quarry-inspired-wedding-ideas

From Kristen Weaver Photography: In the early stages of planning, I felt inspired by pastel watercolors, succulents and earthy plants, and natural crystals. I developed this shoot concept as my final project to complete my internship with Kristen Weaver Photography. The table for this shoot was truly one-of-a-kind. The base was completely handcrafted. The inside layer between the glass and base included a Moroccan-esque tile table runner, and was filled with an array of succulents and mossy greens.

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Old Charm New York Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

There’s a lot to love about today’s styled shoot from Julia Elizabeth Photography, Polka Dot Events, and Rose Red and Lavender, but at the top of the list is how very “New York” the whole thing feels. Architectural elements, a chic nearly monochrome color palette, and a super stylish couple bright everything together for a shoot that encapsulates the best of both old and new New York.

old charm New York wedding inspiration - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

From Julia Elizabeth Photography: When Tracey Goldstein of Polka Dot Events and I first started discussing the feel for our shoot, we touched upon a growing trend with her clients requesting a wedding design that is inherently New York City without being too theme-y or outdated. Once we visited 190 North, a newly opened Williamsburg, Brooklyn venue with its modern Brooklyn architecture mixed with vintage New York accents, our vision of combining old and new came to life, hence the name “Old Charm, New York.”

modern wedding invitations - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

rose gold wedding shoes - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

wedding rings - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

simple ivory bouquet - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

We gathered some of our favorite NYC vendors and gave them a little background on our “couple”: Late 20s to early 30-something modern Brooklynites, throwing an intimate winter wedding at 190 North. They love how the space’s soft color palette and wainscoting plays off the industrial garage door windows and brick accent walls, and want to highlight these features with minimalist floral and décor that is both sophisticated and understated. Their color palette is dusty blue, gray, white with accents of gold and natural greenery. Then we let all the vendors do their thing! Park Slope’s Lion in the Sun custom designed the stationery suite with a Brooklyn map overlay sitting atop a simple cardstock designed with a nod to 190 North’s geometric door patterns and mix of modern and traditional fonts. The monogram was designed by Allison Steinfeld and the black envelopes were graced with white hand calligraphy by Laurel Hansen.

ceremony backdrop - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

organic wedding ceremony - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

taxi portrait - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

bride with tattoos - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

groom look - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

blue tuxedo - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

Stylist Allison Koehler dressed the bride in two Limor Rosen gowns that brought our her modern day edge while still holding onto a classic bridal look. First a romantic low back dress with a long lace train for the ceremony, followed by a playful beaded silk gown for the reception. Her hair and makeup was styled natural and soft by Stacey and Gabby of Once Upon a Bride and all the jewelry and rings were supplied by Mociun in Williamsburg. Not to be outdone, the groom wore a midnight blue tuxedo from The Black Tux. Our florist Rose, Red and Lavender created an asymmetrical sculptural backdrop for the ceremony made from greenery and gold leaf accents. The same look was carried into the bride’s simple posy bouquet, and combined with white flora and succulents. Post-ceremony, we took photographs in front of the classic 1969 Checker Taxicab from FilmCars and amongst the beautifully refurbished vintage chairs by Jessica Allyn.

wedding portrait - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

modern grey wedding inspiration - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

place setting - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

gold geometric votives - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

modern grey wedding inspiration - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

Our vision for the tablescape was simple yet edgy. We selected metal frame barn tables and gunmetal tolix chairs from Broadway Party Rentals, and we dressed them with a dusty blue satin runner, black and white coup china, crystal stemware and a mix of ultra-modern and ornate gold flatware. For the tablescape we used geometric gold candleholders and simple white roses in bud vases from RRL. Dish Food & Events created the gorgeous (and delicious) charcuterie spread. And what’s a wedding without a yummy dessert bar? Our adorable simple cake designed by Luckybird Bakes was the perfect compliment to the incredible dessert corner by Erin Emmett of Sweet Pistachio. We’re so proud of all the talented New York City vendors we were able to bring together to create such a sought after look. Thank you for helping us bring the vision to life!

dessert display - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

dessert cups - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

lightly iced wedding cake - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

wedding portrait - photo by Julia Elizabeth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/old-charm-new-york-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Julia Elizabeth Photography

Event Planning

Polka Dot Events

Floral Design

Rose Red and Lavender

Venue

190 North

Wedding Dresses

Limor Rosen

Jewelry

Mociun

Stylist

Allie Koehler

Hair and Makeup

Once Upon a Bride

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

Dish Food NYC

Wedding Cake

Lucky Bird Bakery

Dessert Display

Sweet Pisatachio

Refurbished Furniture

Jessica Allyn

Wedding Invitations

Lion in the Sun

Taxi

Film Cars

Easy Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Ben Q Photography

What better way to end the week than with pretty brides on a beach? This inspiration shoot comes from Ben Q Photography, Events by Kristin, and R Love Floral Designs, who created this waterside scene full of lush floral design, delicious treats, and three lovely brides decked out in stunning gowns from some of today’s top designers.

easy romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Ben Q Photography: The shoot concept was about a modern standard of beauty that embraces diversity. We shot three models who are each uniquely gorgeous. The backdrop was a calm sandy lake in Texas. R Love Floral used lush eucalyptus, flat fern and Italian ruscus greenery with fragrant garden roses, hellebores and lisianthus to create very loose, untamed, and natural arrangements that would complement well with the organic feel of the lake shoot.

grey and white wedding invitations - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

bridal veil - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

meringue pound cake - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

lush bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

bridal jewelry - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

sweetheart neckline wedding dress - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

peach floral arrangement - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

For the Dessert Table, Amuse Bake Shop created sweets featuring color, shape, and texture, a treat for the eyes as well as the palette. Inspired by fresh fruits and natural ingredients the desserts included Poached Pears wrapped in Pastry, Peach Blackberry and Orange Upside-Down Cakes, a Toasted Lemon Meringue Cake, Caramel Nut Bars, Individual Berry & Pecan Pies, and unique Mini Cakes. One of our models is an artist and illustrated watercolors of our other two models.

Ruffled - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

bouquets with eucalyptus - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

wedding desserts - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

dessert spread - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

wedding watercolor portrait - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

wedding watercolor portrait - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/easy-romantic-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Romantic Santorini Elopement

Elopements

Photos by:

Julia Kaptelova

Is it ever not a good day for an elopement in Santorini? This beautiful wedding from Julia Kaptelova, Rosmarin Weddings and Events, and Fabio Zardi takes us to our favorite Greek island for the most intimate elopement of Inna and Ilya. The pastel color palette just happens to be the icing on the cake here!

romantic Santorini elopement - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

From the designer, Anna of Rosmarin Weddings and Events: Lately it happens often that the couple wants to avoid big wedding with lots of guests. In this case, the best solution appears in intimate wedding just for two, when two loving people in an atmosphere of infinite romance pronounce the most important words for each other. That was the story of Inna and Ilya. They chose for the wedding ceremony a small church on a lonely cliff on the most beautiful island on earth – Santorini.

watercolor wedding stationery - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

elopement - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

silver wedding accents - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

peach boutonniere - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

wedding shoes - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

pale peach bouquet - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

Inna, as a perfectionist, wanted to create an unforgettable day. That’s why she has paid great attention to details, decor and color palette. The choice fell on a peach – a gentle, very wedding color, green – we used a lot of ivy, fragrant eucalyptus, which is rich in Santorini, and as accents – purple, plum. Thin flowing fabrics, exquisite details, vintage dishes and fruit table decoration – all these made style truly gentle and romantic. Song of couple – John Legend’s “All of me”, and the main phrase of it — “All of me loves all of you” — became the leitmotif for the wedding paper goods, which perfectly fit into the overall style. Inna ordered pillowcases as well which decorated the bride’s morning.

Greek ceremony backdrop - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

wedding ceremony - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

wedding ceremony - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

bride during ceremony - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

ceremony petal toss - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

bridal portrait - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

There was so much tenderness that day! The beautiful bride looked incredibly elegant, and at the same time romantic. By the way the dress was sewn to order, and it is often the best solution when your dream dress is impossible to find in stores. Ilya looked like a character from old Hollywood films – perfectly fitting suit, accessories and, of course, a bow tie in the tone of the wedding palette. We organized a dinner on the terrace of the hotel room, and by tradition it started in the most romantic time on Santorini – when the sun had almost disappeared behind the horizon and painted the island in ocher colors. It was a wedding the couple dreamed of, and the memories of this day will remain in their hearts for a lifetime. No doubt about it!

peach wedding table - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

place setting - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

pastel floral centerpiece - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

sweetheart table - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

wedding lanterns - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Julia Kaptelova http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-santorini-elopement

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Julia Kaptelova

Wedding Design and Planning

Rosmarin Weddings and Events

Floral Design

Fabio Zardi

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Hair

Bella Domigou

Makeup

Anna Dedes

Valentine’s Day Romance Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Amilia Photography

Before we head off for the weekend, we want to share one more beautiful Valentine’s Day inspired shoot with you all. This gem is from Amilia Photography and Cedarwood Weddings and provides no shortage of stunning ideas for you to fall in love with. Just take one glance at these images and you’ll know that red has never looked so good before!

Valentines Day romance inspiration - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

From the event and floral designers, Cedarwood Weddings: When the Cedarwood Weddings design team dreams of fabled romance, we dream in velvety reds and soft pinks: the epitome of feminine allure. We combined a lush floral design in shades of red with heirloom pieces, gilded frames hanging whimsically from tree limbs, antique brass candlesticks, and a vintage dusty-rose armchair set in our rolling meadow on an oriental rug. A combination of the natural beauty of Historic Cedarwood’s 50-acre estate and design elements reminiscent of glamorous soirees complement the timeless theme of romantic love.

ivory wedding dress - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

wedding invitations - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

red and white wedding invitations - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

red and pink bouquet - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

cute boutonniere idea - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Valentines Day bouquet - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

red floral decor - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Standing as an altar, an antique glass paneled door frames the hills of our Tennessee countryside estate at the top of stone steps. Capitalizing on the natural beauty for an utterly romantic al fresco ceremony, the altar is accented by lush and bold floral design. Adorned in an ethereal Hayley Paige gown with a Georgette slit, Jimmy Choo suede booties, and her grandmother’s mink fur, the bride has a perfect vintage-modern look. A vintage Louis Vuitton lock bracelet completed her ensemble, and a statement flower crown and bold red lip carry though the feminine style of the 40s and 50s.

romantic table setup - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

unique engagement ring - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

rustic place setting - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

chair signs - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

red cocktails - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

cake display - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

cake table - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

wedding cake with garden rose accent - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amilia Photography http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-romance-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amilia Photography

Event Design, Planning, Floral Design, and Planning

Cedarwood Weddings

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige

Bridal Belt

Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Fashion Coordination

LVD

Hair and Makeup

Hannah Farmer Creative

Wedding Cake

Patty Cakes

Paper Goods

Designs in Paper

Moody Pink Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Hello Romance! This elegant photoshoot, captured by Kaysha Weiner Photographer, shows how glitz and glam fuse with elegance oh so perfectly. This combination of smoky blues, hues of pinks and metallic tones work for any season. Brilliantly designed by The Joy Parade and adorned with gorgeous florals by Rebelle Fleurs, every little detail has the perfect touch of glamour.

moody pink wedding inspiration - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

From the designer, The Joy Parade: This concept was pulled together after I began tossing around ideas for winter color palettes. Soft light pink with complementary neutral colors are really popular and they’re used all year around – but how can pink transition in a new way for winter? I liked the idea of pulling in the popular shades of pink and blush and ground those a bit more with greenery, and neutrals of smoky blue, brass, and gunmetal. The result is unexpected, romantic, clean, timeless, and a little bit moody.

Paper Suite - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Romantic Bridal Bouquet - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Lace Bridal Gown - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Place Cards - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Bride and Groom - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Goblet and Table Numbers - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Table Setting - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Blushing Bride Protea - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Centerpiece - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Table Runner and Boutonniere - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

candle backdrop - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Cake Florals - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

King Protea - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kaysha Weiner Photographer

Design/Papergoods

The Joy Parade

Florist

Rebelle Fleurs

Dress Shop

Mary Me Bridal

Dress Designer

Tara Keely

Hair and Makeup

Face it Sugar

Suit

J.Crew

Rentals

Signature Party Rentals

Specialty Tableware

Borrowed Blu

Runner

Mod Mix Studio

Table Number

Gauge NYC

Bright and Romantic Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

When you have a bride and gown this gorgeous, it’s a shame not to build an entire shoot around them. Carolann Morgan Photography and Whitney Farnsworth Calligraphy and Design put together this organic and minimalist inspired wedding scene for Molly’s bridal portraits, full of brilliant backdrops and vignettes guaranteed to stun.

bright and romantic bridal inspiration - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

From the designer, Whitney Farnsworth: When you have a bride who is a natural born model, you just have to jump on the opportunity to create a inspirational shoot around her bridal portraits. And with a stunning new venue opening up in town it’s not hard to choose where they ought to take place. The uniqueness of Molly’s bridal photos lies in the ease in which she fit into the bright and airy backdrop of One Eleven East. There is nothing more exciting for a creative then to start with a simple white canvas knowing you can head in any direction. Without taking away from the original 1893 architecture, we created a minimalist shoot that incorporated the uniqueness of the space with the bride’s style.

wedding invitations - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

organic bouquet - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

fabric ceremony backdrop - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

brass candlestick holders - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

Inspiration for the shoot stemmed from the incredible blank canvas that is One Eleven East. We love the historic and timelessness the space provides and decided to go with an organic wintry theme for Molly’s bridal portraits. We chose a simple color palate of whites and greenery, with the only pops of red showing up in the bride’s lip color and cozy chair. The bride wore a one of a kind ensemble, which she pieced together herself. The top, from For Love and Lemons, was paired perfectly with the romantic skirt from BHLDN. We wanted to incorporate a warm cozy feel, which we brought in through antique brass candlesticks, antique tables and chairs, and a red velvet chair from Revive Vintage Rentals. The scripted banner, created by Whitney Farnsworth Calligraphy, holds an eloquent love letter dated back to the 1800’s from a soldier writing home to his dear wife. The letter is a reminder of the fierceness of love and the bond which holds us together.

all green bouquet - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

organic wedding vignette - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

lace dress detail - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

eucalyptus runner - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

White, being the focal color, was carried throughout the shoot with the florals, paper goods, table settings, and beautifully scripted banner hung on the white brick wall. The walls, which reached 15 feet high from the 122-year-old pine floors, begged for a greenery wreath large in size. The wreath hung roughly five feet in diameter and became the focal point of the space. A large organic bridal bouquet in hues of whites and garland strung across the table and the backs of chairs blended together to create the simple and organic look of the shoot. Carolann Morgan captured the entire day so beautifully. It was such a joy working with this team of creatives!

chair swag - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

elegant place setting - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

organic wedding ideas - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

elegant simple wedding cake - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Carolann Morgan Photography

Event Design and Calligraphy

Whitney Farnsworth Calligraphy and Design

Floral Design

Green Room Floral

Venue

One Eleven East

Bride's Top

For Love & Lemons

Bride's Skirt

BHLDN

Wedding Cake

Bird Bakery

Rentals

Revive Vintage Rentals

Ribbon

Frou Frou Chic

Al Fresco Beach Wedding in La Jolla

Beach Weddings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Evangeline Lane Photography

Planner

First Comes Love San Diego

Floral Design

Organic Elements

Venue and Catering

Estancia La Jolla

Wedding Dress

Romona Keveza

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Headpiece

Ellen Hunter

Hair and Makeup

Erika Reno Artistry

Groom's Suit

Suit Supply

Groom's Shirt

Armani

Groom's Tie

Tom Ford

Groom's Shoes

Ermenegildo Zegna

Desserts

Cafe Zucchero

Gelato Cart

Gelato Paradiso

Band

Roman Holiday

Wedding Invitations

Crane & Co.

Floral Inspired Treehouse Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Cara Robbins Studio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cara Robbins Studio

Event Design and Rentals

Adore Folklore

Event Planning

Bride

Floral Design

Native Poppy

Venue

The Fallbook Treehouse

Wedding Dress

Oleg Cassini

Wedding Shoes

Seychelles

Hair

Jenny Avery

Makeup

Julie Spink

Bridesmaid Dresses

Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, ASOS

Groom's Attire

J.Crew, Frank & Oak

Catering

Miho Catering Company

Wedding Cake

Fruzsina McGuiness

Mini Donuts

Lil' Orbits

Entertainment

Still Listening Production

Rentals

Heart for Hospitality

Signage

MenloMakes

Wedding Invitations

Paperless Post

Photo Booth

Mobile Photo Booth

Videography

Max & Molly Films

Parisian Botanical Garden Wedding

Garden Weddings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Divine Light Photography

Venue

The Garden House at The Keeler Tavern Museum

Bouquets and Boutonnieres

Flowers & Flowers

Wedding Dress and Veil

Kathryn Conover Couture

Wedding Shoes

Chloe

Hair Pin

Avigailadam

Earrings

Amazinite

Garter

Nestina

Hair and Makeup

Andrew Stefanou Spa

Bridesmaid Dresses

BHLDN, J.Crew

Groom's Attire

Suitsupply

Groomsmen Suits

The Black Tux

Catering

Diane Brown Catering

Wedding Cake

Beascakes Bakery

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music

Art-Strings Ensembles

Reception Music

Aria Melody DJ

Rentals

Party Rentals Ltd

Bouquet Ribbons

Frou Frou Chic

Officiant

Kelly Lemons

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

Upstate New York Wedding at Bedford Post Inn

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pat Furey

Event Planning

True Event

Florist

Hana Floral Design

Venue

Bedford Post Inn

Wedding Dress

Amsale

Wedding Shoes

Stuart Weitzman

Hair and Makeup

Glamsquad

Groom's Suit

Armani

Groom's Shoes

Ferragamo

Catering

Campagna at Bedford Post Inn

Music

Silver Arrow Band

Linens

La Tavola Linen

Wedding Invitation

Tie That Binds

Fall Harvest Friendsgiving Wedding

Wedding Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Don’t miss the video from from Missing Frame Photography:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Tara Bielecki Photography

Styling, Hair and Makeup

Liz Wegrzyn

Venue

Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast

Florist

Posies & Poms

Bridal Store

Emma & Grace Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Bridesmaids

Jewelry

Arcatus Jewelry

Catering

Foodie Call

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Handcraft Bakery

Furniture

Yonder Floral & Decor House

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Bethany Siekmeier

Videography

Missing Frame Photography

Destination Hawaii Wedding at Puakea Ranch

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Bikini Birdie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Bikini Birdie

Event Planning

Vintage & Lace

Florist

Grace Flowers

Venue

Puakea Ranch

Bridal Store

Blue Sky Bridal

Wedding Shoes

B Brian Atwood

Rings

Green Lake Jewelry Works

Hair and Makeup

Mara McMichael/Lillikoi Hair Studio

Groom's Suit

Suit Supply

Catering

Color Catering

Wedding Cake

Pineapple Bakery

Rentals

Hawaii Island Events

Wedding Invitations

Paperless Post

Italian Inspired Backyard Wedding

Garden Weddings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Julia Elizabeth Photography

Florist

Harwinton Florist

Venue

Private residence

Bridal Store

Stylish Impression

Rose Gold Bracelet

Layered + Long

Rings

Armeny

Maids of Honor Dresses

Lulus

Bridesmaid Dresses

Lulus

Catering

Treva

Cake Topper

Better Off Wed

Calligraphy

Mariah Sima

Videography

The Union Productions

Autumn Wedding at the Roth Estate

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Danielle Poff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Danielle Poff

Bouquets

Thistle and Honey

Venue

The Roth Estate

Wedding Dress

Blush by Hayley Paige

Bridal Store

Janene's Bridal

Wedding Shoes and Headband

Anthropologie

Rings

Shane Co.

Bridesmaid Dresses

ModCloth

Groom's Suit

Banana Republic

Catering

Chando's Tacos

Wedding Cake and Macarons

Ettore's

Wedding Invitations

Kenny Wong

Videographer

Trevor Hooper Films

Crisp Coastal Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christine Pienaar Photography

Workshop

Christie Graham Workshop

Florist

Garden Party Flowers

Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara

Bridal Store

Blush Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Denise Elliott Makeup

Groom's Suit

Baracos and Brand

Rings

Cavalier Gastown

Ribbon

Frou Frou Chic

Paper Goods

Tuktu Paper Co

Film Lab

Caribou Film Lab

Cultural Wedding at Korakia Pensione

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Erin J Saldana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Erin J Saldana

Coordination

First Pick Planning

Flowers

Candice Benjamin, bride's sister

Ceremony Venue

Korakia Pensione

Reception Venue

Bar

Wedding Dress

Etsy

Wedding Shoes

Steve Madden

Earrings

RomantiqueStudio

Hair and Makeup

Jen Plus Color

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering

Smoketree BBQ

Wedding Cake

A Twist of Cake

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Romantic Blush Winery Wedding

Wedding Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Milou + Olin Photography

Event Design and Coordination

Eighteenth Avenue Events

Floral

LC Floral

Venue

Concannon Vineyard

Wedding Dress

La Soie Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Jewelry

Kate Spade, Kendra Scott

Hair

Hair by Missy

Makeup

Nikol Elaine Makeup & Hair

Wedding Cakes

Ma Petite Maison Cakes

Vintage Rentals

Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals

Table and Chair Rentals

Williams Party Rentals

Linens

La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

Goblets

Standar Party Rentals

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Paper Goods, Signage, and Favors

Sweet and Crafty

Ice Castle Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Rodeo & Co. Photography

Florist

Emily Herzig Floral Studio

Venue

Loon Mountain

Wedding Dress

Vera Wang

Jewelry

Ari Handmade

Hair and Makeup

Fresh Salon & Day Spa

Ice Castle

Ice Castles

Rentals

Be Our Guest Rental

Catering and Food Styling

Chang Thai Cafe

Ice Cream

Jeni's

Wedding Invitations

Grapevine Paperie

Intimate Garden Wedding in Indiana

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Austin Gros

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Austin Gros

Florist

ISIBEAL Studio

Venue

Mustard Seed Gardens

Wedding Dress

Avail & Co

Hair

Nicole Bryan Salon

Makeup

Ashley Neu

Food Truck

Citizen Hash, Scratch Truck

Popsicles

Nicey Treat

Entertainment

MDM Entertainment

Rentals

A Classic Party Rental

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Jenny Tod

North Carolina Tree Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photographer

Chelsea Morgan Photography

Florist

Enchanted Florist of Asheville

Event Planning

Nicole at Sawyer Family Farmstead

Venue

Sawyer Family Farmstead

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Frye

Bridesmaid Dress

J.Crew

Men's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

Highlands Smokehouse

Wedding Cake

Magda's Cakes

Music

Cody Sinard and Dem' Boys

Rentals

Mountain Party Tent and Rental

Wedding Invitations and Programs

Lucky Penny Paperie

Relaxed Backyard Australian Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Love Katie + Sarah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Love Katie + Sarah

Florist

Moss Industry Weddings & Events

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

Lover

Hair

Kalo Hair Beauty

Groom's Attire

Jack London

Groom's Shoes

David Jones

Rings

Arman Jewellery

Catering

Pizza Be With You

Wedding Cake

Zoe Clevercakes

Wine

Artemis Wines

Entertainment

The White Tree

Rentals

Surfcoast Party Hire

Tipi

TipiKata

Celebrant

Marrying You Two

Pumpkin Themed Fall Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Jenny Smith & Co.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jenny Smith & Co.

Event Planning and Floral Design

Mayberry Events

Venue

Paramount Ranch

Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero

Hair

D & H Hair Salon

Makeup

Blushington

Bridesmaid Dresses

Nordstrom

Catering

Stonefire Grill

Wedding Cake

Susie Cakes

Coffee Truck

Elabrew

DJ

Dream Team Entertainment and Events

Videography

Plant and Plow