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Best of 2015: Bouquets

Wedding Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sentimental Loft Wedding in Birmingham

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

W&E Photographie

W&E Photographie recently made their way to Bridgestreet Loft for the wedding of Katelyn and Tim, where the couple met with friends and family to celebrate their journey so far and the future. Kalee Baker Events and Marked worked their magic to bring the couple’s vision to life, putting together incredible floral displays and a day no guest will be able to forget anytime soon.

sentimental loft wedding in Birmingham - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

From the photographers, W&E Photographie: These guys truly outdid themselves! They put together a vendor dream team. Bridgestreet Loft is one of our favorite Birmingham venues because, well, those white walls are what my dreams are made of. It’s a blank slate for anything. Katelyn & Tim chose to utilize Laura McCarty’s killer flower skills to add amazing focal points. Not one, but TWO hanging floral installations popped against the white washed brick interior.

navy and white wedding invitations - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

blue wedding invitations - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

wedding gift box - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

bride getting ready - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

bride getting ready - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

bride groom and cat - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Ruffled - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

winter bouquets - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Ruffled - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Tim & Katelyn opted to do a “ring warming” ceremony. It’s a tradition where the couples rings are passed down each row while their guests are asked to silently say a prayer or blessing for the couple as the ring comes to them. It was such a sweet way to allow the guests to participate in their union. Some of our favorite moments that day happened during Katelyn & Tim’s first look. Tim surprised Katelyn with a bouquet that he made with the help of Laura, their florist. He’d always enjoyed giving Katelyn flowers throughout their dating years, so he wanted to give her a handmade gift of flowers on their wedding day. Swoon! Also, the couple’s kitty, Fitz, got to make an appearance at the first look, as well.

floral ceremony backdrop - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

here comes the bride sign - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

ceremony chair decor - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

ring warming ceremony - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

wedding ceremony - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Ruffled - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Not only was this wedding straight up beautiful, it was loads of FUN. Cocktail hour was made complete with a “selfie station” and coloring pages of landmarks & locations special to the couple. I’m sure you’re beginning to pick up on the fact that Tim & Katelyn just might be two of the most thoughtful and sentimental people around.

Ruffled - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

loft wedding reception - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Ruffled - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

pink rose centerpiece - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Ruffled - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

wedding cake - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

cookie cake - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

milk bar - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

cake table - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Ruffled - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

Ruffled - photo by w&e photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sentimental-loft-wedding-in-birmingham

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

W&E Photographie

Event Planning

Kalee Baker Events

Floral Design

Marked

Venue

Bridgestreet Gallery and Loft

Wedding Dress

Watters

Bridal Store

Bustle

Hair and Makeup

Abby C. Moorer

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Catering

Savoie Catering

Wedding Cake

Pen and Pastry

Wedding Music

Act of Congress

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Amy Kross Design

Videography

Kinora Films

Wedding Inspired by Floral Graffiti

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Today’s event is inspired by flowers, and we can’t imagine a better inspiration point. The Big Fake Wedding went to Minneapolis-St. Paul and put together beautiful scenes spanning from soft and romantic to bold and tropical, just so long as they were full of floral elements. Don’t miss out on the eye-catching lounge area, brimming with wooden details and greenery!

paper flower backdrop ideas - photo by A.R.T. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

wedding portrait - photo by A.R.T. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

wedding ideas inspired by floral graffiti - photo by A.R.T. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above image by A.R.T. Photography

wedding invitation - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

floral wedding invitation - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above images by Allison Hopperstad Photography

colorful fuchsia bouquet - photo by A.R.T. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above image by A.R.T. Photography

bride and groom - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

ceremony backdrop - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

rustic reception lounge - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

protea centerpiece - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

tropical inspired wedding - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

tablescape - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

watercolor table number - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above images by Allison Hopperstad Photography

cake table - photo by Callie V Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above image by Callie V Photography

poppy wedding cake - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti

cake cutting - photo by Allison Hopperstad Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-ideas-inspired-by-floral-graffiti
Above images by Allison Hopperstad Photography

View all images from this event in the gallery

Be sure to watch the behind-the-scenes video from Acowsay Weddings:

floralgraffiti-weddingideas

Floral Graffiti Inspiration board photo credits, from left to right, top to bottom:
Mandy Kellogg Rye, Rustic White, Amy Merrick, designlovefest, Claudia Rose Carter, Miss Wyolene, Jonathan Saunders, Peggy Porschen | Board Curator: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Allison Hopperstad Photography, A.R.T. Photography, Callie V Photography

Day-Of Coordination

denae brennan weddings & events

Floral + Event Design: Bouquets, Boutonnieres + Tables 1, 5, 9, 11

Laine Moire

Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 6

Thistle and Blooms

Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 3, 7, 10, 12

Fab Event Design

Bachelor Party + Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Pinstripes Events

Wedding Venue + Catering

Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis

Wedding Dress

The Wedding Shoppe

Hair

139 Hair by Heidi

Beauty

Skin MPLS

Bridesmaid Attire

Kennedy Blue

Menswear

Savvi Formalwear

Dessert

North Mallow & Co.

Cupcake Bar

Enticing Icing Designer Cake Studio

Shaved Ice

MN Snow Shaved Ice

Band

Bluewater Kings Band

DJ + Emcee, Magician

Brian Glad

Aerial Arts Experience

Laura Emiola - Custom Aerial  Arts Experiences

Vintage Rentals + Tables 4, 8

All the Rage Rentals

Linens

Festivities

Lighting + Draping

Dynamic Drape + Lighting

Drink Labels

Clingks

Tanning

goGLOW

Insurance Provider

Northeast Insurance Advisors

Photo Booth

Time Into Pixels Photo Booth

Slow Motion Video Booth

The Slow Motion Booth

Videography

Acowsay Weddings

Invitations: Folk + Floral

Dick and Jane Letterpress

Invitations + Personal Stamps: Vibrant Brush Calligraphy

Hello World Paper Company

Invitations + Programs: Graphic + Rustic Floral Suite

Something Designed

National Sparkling Wine Sponsor

Ferrari Sparkling Wine

National Travel Vendor

Bliss by Luxury Concierge

MEDIA PARTNERS

MyWedding, Forever Bride, Minnesota Bride

Crisp White Blooms Flower Guide

Flower Guide

Photos by:

Les Amis Photo

While we always welcome color here at Ruffled, sometimes there’s nothing like the freshness of an all-white bouquet. Today’s team of Les Amis Photo and Il Profumo dei Fiori created an array of blooms that are great for not just cooler weather, but all year round. The best part? We’ve got the deets on all the flowers used, so you can recreate your own arrangement!

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

Flowers used in this shoot include:
– Patience David Austin Roses (garden roses)
Ranunculus
Hyacinth
– Sudafrincan Berries
Cotton Flowers
– White Papers

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

all white bouquet - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

chocolate pudding with flowers - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

winter bouquet with berries - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

white flowers in bud vases - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Les Amis Photo

Florist

Il Profumo dei Fiori

Intimate and Personal Wedding at MyMoon

Elegant Weddings

I don’t know what it is about hanging flower decorations, but I never seem to tire of them. They make a winning ceremony backdrop, and we love how they were implemented for today’s wedding at MyMoon from Rebecca Yale Photography and Designs by Ahn! Jannie and Ivan’s day was full of personal details perfectly suited to this self-titled opposites-attract couple.

intimate and personal wedding at MyMoon - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

From the bride, Jannie: Ivan and I first met at a Summer job in 2003. We were really good friends for about 4 years before we started dating in 2007. I hear a lot of people say “I married my best friend” but it really hits home for us because we were truly just best friends before we even considered dating. Having that foundation really helped us get this far. Another thing I hear a lot is that opposites attract. Ivan’s quiet and quite honestly a bit of a dork – haha. I’m the opposite. I’m very vocal and very outgoing. Sort of a introvert/extrovert situation here, but I think we complement each other and help each other learn and grow. In the beginning of 2013 he went on a 6 month assignment in India for work. Halfway through, we had planned to meet in Japan for a vacation. During a visit to Japan’s annual winter light show called Nabano no Sato, where millions of LED lights cover the whole park, he surprised me with the ring. The location and atmosphere was perfect.

rustic wedding invitations - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

ivory boutonnieres - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wedding rings - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

grooms boutonniere - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

pastel wedding bouquet - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

hanging flower decor - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

ceremony chairs - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wedding ceremony - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

ceremony recessional - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

pastel blue bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

Planning for the wedding very nearly drove the both of us bonkers. We were looking to purchase a home and planning the wedding at the same time which was probably not the smartest thing to do, but I’d like to think of it as us trying to be overachievers. Overall, I think we went through what most couples go through. We cried over our lost weekends, had little voices nagging at us all hours of the day about what still needs to be done, sleepless nights, and feeling the need to bury our heads in the ground. It was quite the experience with lots of ups and downs, but we survived it. The night was amazing. Being surrounded by all our friends and family and having the time of our lives. What we went through leading up to it, it was all worth it. We went from acquaintances, buddies, best friends, girlfriend/boyfriend, and then finally this last title, husband and wife. Still feels a bit foreign on my tongue (or typing it). I may still stumble over the word “husband,” but I have no trouble calling him what he will always be to me: “my best friend.”

guest book sign - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wedding favors - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

feather escort cards - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

paper goods - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

rustic wedding table - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

book centerpieces - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

cake table - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

ombre wedding cake - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

cake table - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

wooden cake topper - photo by Rebecca Yale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-and-personal-wedding-at-mymoon

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the bride, Rebecca Yale Photography: Jannie and Ivan’s wedding was a lovely intimate affair at My Moon Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jannie and Ivan were the masters of DIY and brought together so many personal touches like the feathered escort cards Jannie made herself to the hundreds of books stacked on the tables as centerpieces, which Jannie got from the publishing house she works at. The morning started off with a beautiful tea ceremony at an air bnb rental (which is such a great idea for a getting ready space) then off to Prospect Park for portraits and then a beautiful outdoor Ceremony at My Moon followed by dinner and dancing inside the restaurant.

Wedding Vendors

Photographer

Rebecca Yale Photography

Floral Design

Designs by Ahn

Venue

My Moon

Wedding Dress

Oleg Cassini

Hair + Make Up

Makeup by Coco

Bridesmaid Dresses

Donna Morgan

Groom + Groomsmen Attire

Vera Wang

Dessert

Sweet Buttons

Bubble Tea

Celebritea Cafe

DJ

Kurt Borst

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Eclectic Botanical Wedding in South Africa

Romantic Weddings

If you love a garden wedding but the weather outside isn’t the best, or if you don’t want to worry about having a backup plan for rain, we wholly support the brilliant idea of bringing the garden inside for a botanical inspired reception. Michelle and Tremayne did just this after ten years of dating, and brought along Wesley Vorster Photography to capture the incredible flower-filled day. Get ready for some pretty!

eclectic botanical wedding in South Africa - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

From the bride, Michelle: Tremayne and I dated for 10 (TEN!!) years before we tied the knot in October last year, 8 of them being long distance. We wanted to do something eclectic, yet true to our personalities. Something close to nature, extremely romantic, but also a bit out of the ordinary and untamed! I’ve never been a follower of trends, and wanted to put my own stamp on our wedding. Since Tremayne is a winemaker, we felt that it was only fitting to be married in the Winelands, close to our home.

eclectic botanical wedding in South Africa - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

bridal earrings - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

cascading bouquet - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

floral crowns - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

We had an intimate wedding of 68 people which included close friends and family. We had many family and friends who came from afar who we hadn’t seen in ages, so we chose to have a weekend affair and started the celebrations on Friday night. For the day, we wanted to relax with our loved ones, have plenty of food, wine and a massive party! A day to celebrate our relationship and the road we’d travelled. We didn’t really plan for a theme as such, but just styled our day according to what we loved.

ceremony processional - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

wedding ceremony - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

floral ceremony arch - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

red wedding details - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

eclectic botanical wedding in South Africa - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

I decided on the colour palette one day when I’d picked roses and olive branches from our garden at home, I loved the mix of peaches, creams, blush pinks, greens and the punches of red. I just loved how the colours complemented each other! The amazing Anli Wahl helped us bring our out-of-the-box vision to life and hung lush green kokkedamas (hanging plants) and terrariums filled with moss & ferns from the ceiling, to bring the ‘outside in’. As family is terribly important to both of us, I wanted to incorporate my late grandmother’s 50 year old olive green wallpaper as a runner on the tables as an ode to her, which we found in her home when we were clearing up her belongings after she’d passed. We combined it with gold tones, crystal vases and lots of flowing greenery, texture, garden roses in tones of peach, soft pink and a touch of red. My cascading, over-the-top, loose bouquet, floral headpiece, red lips (which I’m rarely seen without) and Tremayne’s check shirt brought everything together! Attached to my bouquet was my mom’s gold locket, with pictures of my late grandparents. On the mantelpiece, we placed candles which represented loved ones who had passed.

eclectic botanical wedding in South Africa - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

garden inspired reception - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

indoor garden reception - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

garden wedding reception - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

eclectic botanical wedding in South Africa - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

The day as a whole was emotional, joyous and full of love. Having a delicious breakfast with my bridesmaids and mom, our drive from Riebeek Kasteel to Roodezand, seeing our venue for the first time had me on the brink of tears, Tremayne sending me the most beautiful bouquet of roses with a bottle of champagne while we were getting ready. My mom putting my lace veil on for me. My Dad’s tearful face when I stepped out to meet my family before my Dad and I taking a long walk across the lawn while the Verve’s instrumental version of Bittersweet Symphony played. The moment I caught Tremayne’s eye from across the garden, walking towards him and knowing that we’d made it. Squeezing my mom’s hand before my Dad lifted my veil, to say goodbye. And of course, the speeches!

garden wedding reception - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

place settings - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

cake topper with flowers - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

eclectic botanical wedding in South Africa - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

first dances - photo by Wesley Vorster Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-botanical-wedding-in-south-africa

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Wesley Vorster Photography

Florist

Anli Wahl

Venue, Coordination, and Catering

Roodezandt

Wedding Dress

Stella York

Bridal Store

Olivelli Cape Town

Hair

Louisa Marais

Makeup

Marilese Bruwer

Bridesmaid Dresses

Poetry

Groom and Groomsmen Attire

Woolworths, Sportscene

Rings

Viljoen Jewellers

Wines

Mullineux, JH Meyer Wines

Wedding Cake

Anri Diener (Maid of Honor)

Pastry Bar

Schoon De Companje

DJ

DJ Sean SA

Rentals

Function Hiring 4U

Kokedamas

Opus Studio

Flower-Filled Bohemian Australian Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

I Love Wednesdays

If you love the “bohemian flower child” trend that’s been going around as much as we do, this wedding will be right up your alley. I Love Wednesdays and The Style Co, two of New South Wale’s best wedding vendors, brought together Anthea and Brad’s wedding day in a most brilliant way, with plenty of bright and fun details, graphic design ideas, and some of the most incredible flowers we’ve seen so far this year.

flower-filled bohemian Australian wedding - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

From the photographer, Len of I Love Wednesdays: Anthea & Brad’s wedding was a cacophony of flowers and just a crazy celebration filled with love. I love that their families were so involved in their day and how wonderfully put together their whole day was. They had just a teeny bridal party of Brad’s best friend & Anthea’s sister. They really wanted their ceremony to be relaxed and for everyone to be able to enjoy having a sip of bubbly and eating some refreshing fruit in the heat at the beautiful Lindsey House. That mood also translated to their reception at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, with every little detail thought out, and a beautiful bold colour palette to bring the fun. The wonderful ladies at The Style Co handled all the styling for the day.

Valentino wedding shoes - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

white green wedding bouquet - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

groom getting ready - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

floral ceremony arch - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

flower-filled bohemian Australian wedding - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

flower-filled bohemian Australian wedding - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

bride and groom - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

kraft seating charts - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

wedding day details - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

fresh market flowers - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

modern garden receptions - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

pink bridesmaid bouquet - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

teal and white weddings - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

bright table settings - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

aqua wedding details - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

kraft paper table number - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

garden weddings - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

fig topped wedding cake - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

bohemian bridal accessories - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

flower-filled bohemian Australian wedding - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding

flower-filled bohemian Australian wedding - photo by I Love Wednesdays http://ruffledblog.com/flower-filled-bohemian-australian-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Watsons Bay, NSW, Australia / Photographer: I Love Wednesdays / Event Design, Styling, and Floral Design: The Style Co / Ceremony Venue: Lindesay House / Reception Venue: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel / Hair: Ardino Salon / Makeup: Alex Divanis / Wedding Cake: Black Star Pastry / Beverage Caterers: Black & White Caterers / Ceremony & PDD Musicians: The Yellow Canvas / Reception Band: Grover / MC: Friends of the couple / Celebrant: A Perfect Ceremony / Videographer: Chasing Summer / Transportation: Rolls Royce Hire, Luxury Wedding cars, and Bendy Bus Sydney

Best of 2014: Bouquets

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Bouquets are perhaps the most iconic aspect of a wedding day, and this past year we’ve seen some absolute show-stoppers. This list was nearly impossible to pare down; we had so many great contenders this year! In no particular order, here are some of our personal favorites and some of the big hitters on Pinterest:

pom pom wedding bouquet - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Lara Hotz from this wedding; flowers by The Sisters

fuchsia wedding bouquet - photo by Kate Robinson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Kate Robinson Photography from this wedding; flowers by Cecilia Fox

organic wedding bouquet - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by The Melideos from this wedding; flowers by Siren Floral Co.

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Rachel May Photography from this shoot; flowers by Whimsical Floral Design

dark pink wedding bouquet - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Amy Arrington from this wedding; flowers by The Perfect Poppy

bright fall bouquet - photo by Haley George Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Olivia Smartt from this wedding inspiration; flowers by Amanda Luu Floral Design

wine colored bouquet - photo by Clean Plate Pictures http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Clean Plate Pictures from this wedding; flowers by Sprout Home

bouquets with succulents and eucalyptus - photo by 3Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by 3Photography from this wedding; flowers by Blush and Bloom

textural wedding bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Lauren Fair Photography from this wedding; flowers by Foster’s Flower Shop

peony wedding bouquet - photo by Anahi Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Greer Gattuso from this feature; flowers by Kim Starr Wise Floral Events

winter wedding bouquet - photo by Trentième Étage http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Trentième Étage from this shoot; flowers by Osmose Création

protea wedding bouquet - photo by Feather and Stone http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2014-bouquets
Photo by Austin Gros from this wedding; flowers by Passion Roots

Georgia Wedding with the Ultimate Naked Cake

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Amy Arrington

You know those weddings where you can just sense that everything came together perfectly – so perfectly that the whole day seems like a dream? Well, that’s the feeling we get when we pore over this wedding from Amy Arrington (though we suspect her dreamy film images play a big part). Signature Weddings and The Perfect Poppy made Kimberly and David’s wedding a truly special one, with romantic touches and relaxed elegance for us all to admire.

Georgia Wedding with the Ultimate Naked Cake - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

From the bride, Kimberly: We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us and a true celebration of love, family, and friends. We focused on keeping everything fun and relaxed and making sure that our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We were inspired by our beautiful venue and the storybook feel that it had and included details that hinted at our personalities and interests. Our main goal was to create a day that was filled with love and laughter and all of our family and friends creating happy memories together.

groom boutonnieres - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

floral inspired invitations - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

bridal accessories - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

berry toned bouquets - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

bridal hair - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

groom accessories - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

Some words that kept coming up while planning our wedding were “fairytale adventure”. David and I met at Disney World and were long distance for almost four years, which led to many adventures. It seemed natural to theme our wedding to one of things that was involved in building our relationship. The colors we chose were pinks and greens, which are a combination of our favorite colors. We worked together on making the signs for the bar and the guestbook and favor table and on painting the gold giraffe and bear figurines. One of my favorite decorations were the little robots that we had placed on the cake & pie table. Our first date was on March 14th – aka Pi Day – so we have always had a little joke about us and pie/pi. David also loves robots (he built one in school!) so the figurines were an adorable addition to our day.

bridal processional - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

wedding ceremony - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

wedding ceremony - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

wedding bouquet - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

floral centerpieces - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

wedding favors - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Relax and have fun! David and I made sure to not take anything too seriously and to just have fun with every bit of the process. Focus on choosing vendors who you feel you can trust to execute your wedding the way you envision it and take their advice. Stay open to new ideas and different possibilities.

twin newlyweds - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

confetti toss - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

wedding centerpieces - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

fuchsia wedding flowers - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

naked wedding cake - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

wedding ideas - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

cake cutting - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake

Georgia Wedding with the Ultimate Naked Cake - photo by Amy Arrington http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-wedding-with-the-ultimate-naked-cake


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Wedding Music:
I loved all of the music at our wedding, but my favorite has to be our first dance song. We surprised our guests with a choreographed waltz to The Sleeping Beauty Suite and it was such a great moment to hear everyone gasp when we did our first big move! It is definitely an experience that we will never forget.
Processional: “I Choose You,” The Piano Tribute Players
Bride’s Processional: “I See the Light,” from Disney’s Tangled (Piano Mix) by Joel Rosenberger
Recessional: “Best Day of My Life,” American Authors
First Dance: “The Sleeping Beauty Suite,” Weiner Philharmonic and James Levine
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
Mother/Son Dance: “That’s Amore,” James Marsden (Enchanted Soundtrack)

Wedding Location: Newnan, GA / Photographer: Amy Arrington / Coordinator: Corrie Kirk of Signature Weddings / Florist: The Perfect Poppy / Venue: Dunaway Gardens / Wedding Dress: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier via Solutions Bridal in Orlando, FL / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: WToo and Love Lane from Bella Bridesmaid in Orlando, Fl / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Savvi Formalwear / Caterer: Mac the Cheese Food Truck & Catering / Wedding Cake: Bliss / DJ: DJ Chuck Walls / Wooden Robots: Painted Turtle Wooden Toys / Wedding Invitations: elli

Romantic Floral Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

We may have seen our fair share of bridal sessions here at Ruffled, but whenever there’s a backdrop as pretty as this one, it’s hard not to get excited all over again. While this floral garland is perfect for this bridal shoot, it could also work wonders as a ceremony backdrop on the actual wedding day. Thank you Lindsey Orton Photography and Lizy’s Lillies for your work on this one!

Romantic floral Inspiration Shoot - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

From the photographer, Lindsey Orton Photography: We really wanted to give brides inspiration on what they could do for a great statement piece or backdrop for a ceremony. They could even use it for a reception or photo booth. We just loved the idea of falling blooms, almost like rain! We wanted it to be very natural, airy, and organic. We tried to keep a soft and feminine color scheme, which is why we chose the soft blush wedding dress.

flower curtain backdrop Inspiration Shoot - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

bridal inspiration - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

bridal inspiration - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

romantic bouquet - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

wedding backdrops - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

Romantic Bridal Inspiration Shoot - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

wedding inspiration - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

romantic bouquet - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

romantic bouquet - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot
bridal shoot ideas - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

Romantic Bridal Inspiration Shoot - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

bridal shoot inspiration - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

Romantic Bridal Inspiration Shoot - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

floral wedding decor - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot

Romantic Bridal Inspiration Shoot - photo by Lindsey Orton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-shoot


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Provo, UT / Photographer: Lindsey Orton Photography / Flowers: Lizy’s Lillies / Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall Designs via Alta Moda Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Versa Artistry / Model: Kenzie Bess

Muted Fall Wedding Bouquet

Flower Guide

Photos by:

Alexandra Wallace

Autumn may be known for its rich berry tones, oranges, and greens, but we believe a wedding bouquet should never fall under any such limitations. So naturally, when we saw this stunning bouquet from Wilder Floral Co. filled with peach and ivory hues, we knew it would be worth sharing for some floral inspiration goodness. Thank you to Alexandra Wallace for capturing the beautiful session!

muted fall wedding bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

From the photographer, Alexandra Wallace: When I first saw Villa Angeli, it was last August, just after it had been built. This is not a word I use often to describe anything, but it was breathtaking. Perched on a high hill in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, nestled in the Stolpman Vineyards, it has an elegant Italian charm that is completely irresistible.

tulle wedding dress - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

muted fall wedding bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

peach white bouquets - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

muted fall wedding bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

I’ve been incredibly lucky to make several trips to it since that first time, and in this most recent collaboration, I wanted to take full advantage of the gorgeous scenery the walls [and floors!] the villa has to offer. With Kirstie Kelly’s showstopper ‘Azalea’ gown, and some top notch floral design from San Luis Obispo’s Wilder Floral Co., this inspiration shoot was oozing elegance from start to finish.

muted fall wedding bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

peach wedding bouquets - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

muted fall wedding bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet

muted fall wedding bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/muted-fall-wedding-bouquet


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Shoot Location: Solvang, CA / Photographer: Alexandra Wallace / Floral Design: Wilder Floral Co. / Venue: Villa Angeli at Stolpman Vineyards / Wedding Dress: Kirstie Kelly Couture / Wedding Veil: Melinda Rose Design / Hair and Makeup: Ariel Lizarraga / Model: Jianni Le Lewis

Welsh Floral Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

There’s no better way to cheer up my day than with some breathtaking floral design, and Forbesfield Flowers delivered just that in this styled inspiration shoot from Wales. Ryan Welch Photography worked his magic behind the camera, bringing his fashion photography expertise to make this wedding shoot something special to remember!

Welsh floral wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

From Beth of Forbesfield Flowers: Ryan and I met a few years back thanks to a mutual bride and we immediately established a shared ideal on aesthetics, especially in relation to weddings and all they involve. It was only recently, when I moved my business from a retail shop to a studio space on the balcony of a Victorian arcade, that we realised we had the perfect location for a photo shoot. The idea took flight from there.

botanical wedding invitations - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

avant garde bridal looks - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

floral crowns - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

botanical wedding ideas - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

Working in careers saturated in weddings, the vision and inspiration for this shoot, rather peculiarly, came as much from what we didn’t want as what we did want. We knew that we did not want to go down a well trodden path and felt that we had to offer something new and alternative to make it worth doing. Classic luxury has long since been out of fashion with weddings and so this was the starting point. So, out were apple-cheeked, pink-lipped, blushing brides and in were vamp-lipped, heavily styled locks and sultry attitudes. Out were ‘freshly picked from the garden’ flowers and in were dense, decadent, showy floral creations. We were looking to create the luxury and opulence that many modern brides dismiss in favour of a DIY look, and show them that luxury does not mean tacky or camp. The indulgent elements were brought in from the flowers, hair, makeup and dresses whilst the pared back, spartan backdrop gives a cool, modern edge.

bridal looks - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

floral table runners - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

cake tables - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

Welsh floral wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

succulent wedding decor - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

Ryan clearly brings his fashion photography back ground to the shoot, moving away from the usual wedding photography style and bringing something that appears more at home in a glossy, fashion magazine. Bring into this the metallics used in both the cake and invitations and the scene is set for a wedding that takes place amidst exquisite luxury and crumbling grandeur. Strangely, it is the proximity of two such diverse aesthetics that creates a bewitching, enchanting quality to the final photographs. The final product is the vision recognised and at its most simple can be describes as “classic luxury goes modern.”

Welsh floral wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

avant garde weddings - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

silver wedding cakes - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

botanical wedding ideas - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

Welsh floral wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK / Photographer: Ryan Welch Photography / Floral Design: Forbesfield Flowers / Venue: Forbesfield Flowers Studio / Dresses: High Society / Hair: Zoe of Ken Picton Salon / Makeup: Emily Porter Makeup / Wedding Cake: Little Cake Cupboard / Crockery and Silverware: The Potted Pig / Stationery: Dippy Egg

Adventurous Historic Cedarwood Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Q Avenue Photo

Any time we see a wedding from Cedarwood Weddings, we know we’re in for a treat. Lauren and Rhett’s wedding didn’t disappoint, and was filled to the brim with stunning proteas, eye-catching design, and some of the most gorgeous scenery we’ve seen in quite a while, all captured by the wonderful Q Avenue Photo.

adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

From the bride, Lauren: We envisioned something very natural, whimsical and free-flowing. Our wedding was kind of an on-going project that would change as we made decisions. We knew off the bat that we wanted a very nature oriented look of the wedding and that we didn’t necessarily want a primary color but more of a very light color scheme overall. We did make our own wedding favors but other than that Cedarwood handled a lot of the little details that made our day so lovely! I requested a lot of wild flowers, (no formal looking flowers were really used) there were lots of succulents and a couple roses thrown into my bouquet as well.

indie wedding invitations - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

groom looks - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

whimsical paper goods - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

protea wedding decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

bridesmaid laughing - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

protea wedding bouquet - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

bridal bouquet - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

blush pink bridesmaids - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

wedding ceremony altars - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

guest book signing - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

ceremony decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

romantic wedding ceremony - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

first kiss - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

wedding reception decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

wedding reception decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

tablescapes - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

chair back signs - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think the main thing is just to keep taking time out for each other and not to lose sight of what it’s really all about; a lifelong commitment to one another. Also, it’s one of those things that you don’t want to “over plan” for and stress about because that’s not going to get you there any sooner. We would make little weekly/monthly goals and let the rest fall into place as time went on. It was a blast and Rhett was so much help! Enjoy the details! Don’t skimp on the photography!

adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

eclectic centerpieces - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

personalized wedding banner - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

wedding reception decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

reception inspiration - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

cake tables - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

wedding decor - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding

adventurous Historic Cedarwood wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/adventurous-historic-cedarwood-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Q Avenue Photo / Event Design, Styling, and Floral Design: Cedarwood Weddings / Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Groom’s Suit: Egara / Caterer: A Dream Come True Catering and Events / Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes / Ceremony Music: Chris Marks / Reception Music: Jace Aaron Entertainment / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Designs in Paper

Roundhouse Beacon Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

Weddings are always cause for celebration, but Ning and Alex’s wedding may have been one of the most jubilant weddings we’ve seen – due in no small part to the fact that the groom had a freak skiing accident and nearly lost his life a few months before the big day. Family and friends came together to celebrate life and love decked out to its finest by Steven Bruce Design, and Pat Furey was there to capture it all!

Roundhouse Beacon wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

From the bride, Ning: My (now) husband and I wanted a fun, low-key wedding, with an aesthetic I like to call “rustic chic.” It really highlighted the venue’s beautiful juxtaposition between natural elements of the waterfall and use of wood with a modern touch from the cool fixtures and funky furniture. Neither of us wanted anything extravagant or over-the-top, but wanted our guests to feel warm and welcomed to our big day.

Roundhouse Beacon wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

bridesmaids getting ready - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

modern weddings - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

purple orange bouquets - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

first looks - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

first looks - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

bridesmaids in gray dresses - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

pink purple bouquets - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

bridal party - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

Roundhouse Beacon wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

flower girls - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

first kisses - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

newlywed recessionals - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

Our guests and we have used the words “warm,” “colorful,” “organic” to describe our wedding. We wanted to have a color palette for our wedding party that would highlight the flowers and other colorful elements that our florist provided. That being said, we chose gray for our wedding parties to wear–any shade and style to allow our wedding party to express their style and be comfortable in what they wore. We added touches of green to the color scheme because gray and green complement each other so well, plus my husband’s eyes are green. :) As for DIY projects, we ordered wildflower seed paper for our escort cards, printed and cut them out at home to be displayed on shepherd hooks in beautiful repurposed wine boxes that our florist had. We also had my cousin write the program, donation sign, and card basket in her beautiful handwriting on chalkboards. For the flowers, we emphasized whatever was in season, focusing on peonies. We also added a personal touch with little toy dinosaurs in the boutonnieres and hidden in the bridal bouquet.

Roundhouse Beacon wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

garden wedding seating chart - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

escort cards - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

wedding favor signs - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

boxed floral centerpieces - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

Roundhouse Beacon wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy the planning process, as stressful as it may get. It’s all worth it in the end. Try to express who you are as a couple in your wedding, but don’t get too caught up in the details.

floral centerpieces - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

bell jar centerpieces - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

Roundhouse Beacon wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

paper table numbers - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

elegant receptions - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

pink wedding receptions - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

wedding cakes - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

wedding reception inspiration - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

Roundhouse Beacon wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

Roundhouse Beacon wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding

groom dancing - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/roundhouse-beacon-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional and Recessional: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
Wedding Party Entrance: “Happy,” Pharell
First Dance: “I Will Follow You Into the Dark,” Death Cab for Cutie

Wedding Location: Beacon, NY / Photographer: Pat Furey / Florist: Steven Bruce Design / Venue, Caterer, and Wedding Cake: The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls / Wedding Dress and Veil: Vera Wang / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Jewelry: Tejani Jewelers and borrowed from family :) / Groom’s Suit: My Suit / Groom’s Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique / Music: The Silk Band of Time Machine Entertainment / Wedding Gift Bag Favors: Gourmetibles and Beacon Bath and Bubble / Wedding Invitations: Grey Snail Press / Transportation: JTR Transportation

The NotWedding NYC II

Design Inspiration

Photos by:

It’s no surprise that the ultimate bridal show alternative would make its way back to New York for The 2nd New York City NotWedding this past April. The event made use of some of New York’s finest wedding vendors and professionals, including Jessica Oh Photography, Martina Micko Photo, and Tami Melissa Photography who jumped behind their cameras to capture every bit of the day!

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Jessica Oh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Jessica Oh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Jessica Oh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

stone table numbers - photo by Jessica Oh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Jessica Oh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Jessica Oh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Jessica Oh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

three tier wedding cake - photo by Jessica Oh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii


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The NotWedding NYC - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

wildflower bouquet - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

purple tree centerpieces - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

purple gold centerpieces - photo by Martina Micko http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii


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unique boutonnieres - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

wildflower bouquets - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

unique table numbers - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

unique table numbers - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

The NotWedding NYC - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii

floral cake accessories - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-notwedding-nyc-ii


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And of course, don’t miss the film from Kiss the Bride:


Photos, left to right, top to bottom: Prince Valiant Dahlia; West Elm; Draw in Light UK; Juliska, Firenze; Vera Wang “Lindsey” Fall 2013; Martha Stewart; Hilda Hellstrom; Saipua.

Location: New York City, NY / Photography and Save The Date Shoot: Jessica Oh Photography / Photography and Styled Shoot: Martina Micko Photo / Photography and Rehearsal Dinner Photos: Tami Melissa Photography / Day-Of Coordination: Color Pop Events / Event Design: Tables 1, 6, & Head Table: Gilded Lilly Events, Tables 3, 5 and Ceremony Backdrop: Experience Events, Tables 2, 8, Bar & Entry Decor: Lollipops And Lemondrops, Tables 4, 7, and Personal Flowers: Rose Red and Lavender / Venue, Catering and Wedding Cake: Wythe Hotel / Wedding Dress: Saja Wedding / Jewelry: Vena Amoris Jewelry / Hair Accessories: Tiane Novati Modiste / Bridesmaid Attire: Little Borrowed Dress / Videographer: Kiss The Bride Films / National Linen Vendor: Linen Tablecloth / Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Company / Invitations and Paper Accents: Makr / Invitations and Menus: Mia Maria Design / Invitations and Programs: Art Paper Scissors / String Quartet: New York Virtuosi / Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace / DJ: Superlative Staff Events DJ Fataah / Poetry Booth: The Haiku Guys / Rehearsal Dinner: The Ides (At Wythe Hotel) / Ice Cream Bar: Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop / National Travel Vendor: Bliss BY Luxury Concierge Travel / Media Partners: National Magazine Partner: Flower Magazine; Regional Magazine Partner: Wellwed Magazine – Hamptons, WellWed Magazine – New York, Penny and Mary, and Love Inc. Magazine

Glen Venue Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Flora + Fauna

Wedding portraits in an abandoned greenhouse – be still, my beating heart. After their portraits, Becky and Jose made their way to their ceremony site under the trees, where they exchanged vows before dancing the night away with friends and family. Flora + Fauna was on hand to document every moment, each detail prettier than the next!

glen venue wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

From the bride, Becky: Our vision was for our wedding to be a reflection of who we are. We wanted our wedding to be a comfortable and welcoming experience for all our guest. We envisioned a romantic wedding outside in the fresh air on a beautiful piece of property surrounded by our family and close friends. We were married on the property of The Glen Venue at the Linwood House. It was a beautiful house that dates back to the late 1800s, sitting on a huge piece of property with blooming camellias and an orange grove full of fruit. We were married under a row of gorgeous magnolia trees with white fabric swaying in the trees, while standing on a hand woven rug that Jose’s parents had purchased many years ago while in Turkey. We asked one of our closest friends to officiate our nuptials which made the ceremony feel very intimate and special for us.

eclectic wedding stationery - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

pink amaranthus bouquet - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

pink amaranthus bouquet - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

first look - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

first looks - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

The flowers were one of the most important décor elements for me. I wanted free flowing and natural arrangements with dark burgundy, purples of all shades with accents of white and pink. The day before the wedding my dear friend and I went to a local farm (Down to Earth) to pick up the Zinnias that were used. The loropetalum came from my yard and the rest were from a wholesale florist in town. I splurged on flowers like garden and spray roses and saved money by using the loropetalum and other greenery like Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and Plumosa Fern.

greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

abandoned greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

streamer wedding ceremony - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

confetti recessional - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

confetti recessional - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

glen venue wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

We wanted to be involved in every little detail, hand crafted by us, our family and our friends. Everything at our wedding was DIY which made it so special and heartfelt. The six months leading to the wedding I hunted for containers for the flower arrangements and flatware to be used for our guest. The place settings at our sweetheart table were all things I had collected over the years. I refinished furniture that was used as our cake table and beverage bar. Jose and his brother built the bar out of pallets and reclaimed wood. Jose and I designed our invitations and paper goods. My mom crocheted all the hanging jars throughout the venue and made the shawl I wore. My close friends played a huge role in the setup of the day and making sure everything was beautiful. From the flowers to the day of coordinating, without them our wedding would not have been what we had envisioned. Our cakes and catering were even done by our friend’s parents. It was definitely a family affair! I worked closely with friends and family setting up the venue to the very moment I had to stop and get ready for the big day. I turned over the rest of my décor duties and trusted everything would turn out as beautiful as I imagined which it did. When Jose and I walked out of the house as they pronounced us husband and wife it was so much to take in, we are very grateful to everyone that helped and made our wedding dream come true.

simple tablescapes - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

purple tablescapes - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

abandoned greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

bride portraits - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My biggest piece of advice I would give any couple planning their wedding would be to enjoy the process. We were engaged for only 6 short months but those months leading to our big day were magical and so much fun. Our family and friends put together some really fun gatherings for us. There was so much excitement it the air and although there were some big decision still to be made, we tried our best to take full advantage of it. So as hard as it may be at times try to go with the flow and soak in every little moment.

greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

outdoor place settings - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

text cake topper - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

red velvet cakes - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

glen venue wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

vintage inspired decor - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding

greenhouse wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/abandoned-greenhouse-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Instrumental,” Jose Gonzalez
Bride’s Processional: “Heartbeats,” Jose Gonzalez
First Dance: “For You,” Angus & Julia Stone

Wedding Location: Glen St. Mary, FL / Photographer: Flora + Fauna / Furniture, Invitations, Paper Goods, Décor, Flowers: Bride, b-real happy / Venue: The Glen Venue / Wedding Dress: Bride’s grandmother’s, redesigned with the help of Martha Shump Designs / Veil: Martha Shump Designs / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Necklace: Bride’s sister’s that her husband gave her on their wedding day / Bride’s Wedding Rings: Catbird / Purse: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ Dress: Dillards / Hair and Makeup: Sara Jane at Modern Classic Beauty / Groom’s Jacket: Express / Groom’s Pants: Banana Republic / Bow Tie: vintage / Caterer: Larry Balch / Wedding Cakes: Lee Harris / DJ: Kevin Snow / Musician: Goliath Flores

Microbrewed Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Lavender & Twine

How absolutely incredible is this reception space, Camarillo’s own Institution Ale Co.? The microbrewery served as the inspiration behind today’s styled shoot, lovingly put together by Shindig Fancy and These Buds A Blooming and photographed by Lavender & Twine. The result is about what you’d imagine – a perfect blend of masculine-meets-feminine decor with plenty of romantic details and floral arrangements thrown in for good measure.

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

From Crystal of Shindig Fancy: The inspiration for this shoot was the ever-growing American Craft Brewing industry. The guys over at Institution Ale Co. were gracious enough to host us in their new industrial space in Camarillo, CA. Another big inspiration was the increasing personalization of weddings in the past few of years where couples are using their big day to showcase their personal styles and interests. One of these interests comes in the form of customizing the bar menu to their taste. If the venue permits, beer enthusiasts are choosing to forgo the corporate cans and bottles to bring in a keg or two from their favorite local Microbrewery.

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

graphic wedding invitations - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

floral wedding ideas - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

lush wedding bouquet - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

menu inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

bottle centerpieces - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

bridal hair accessories - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

wedding signs - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

Beer drinking guests will be grateful to have a tasty libation to sip on throughout the night, but what about the non-beer drinkers you may ask? Taking the theme a little farther, we also decided to create The Whiskey Bean, a signature drink using the microbrew as one of the main ingredients, one that pleases the taste buds of non-beer drinking guest as well. Our ‘couple’ eloped and then returned home to host a lovely reception for their closest friends and family in their local brewery.

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

rustic floral wedding - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

peach wedding flowers - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

meringue wedding cake - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

brewery wedding ideas - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

meringue wedding cake - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/


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Shoot Location: Camarillo, CA / Photographer: Lavender & Twine / Event Design, Wardrobe Styling, and Coordination: Shindig Fancy / Floral Design: These Buds A Blooming / Venue: Institution Ale Co. / Dresses and Bridesmaid’s Hairpiece: Designed by Shindig Fancy and bespoke by Eliseo Apolinar / Bride’s Hairpiece: Heavenly Avonlee / Hair: Meghan Kuligowski of Jamie’s Hair Design and Abby Milam of Joseph Martin Salon – Rodeo Collection / Makeup: Crystal Robinson / Wedding Cake: The Sugar Lab / Rentals: Borrowed Rentals / Invitations and Stationery: Umama

Romantic Southern Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Tim Willoughby

Bright colors, farm tables, rocking chairs, comfort food — all the fixin’s of a quality Southern wedding, and all can be seen in Emily and Max’s South Carolina wedding. A top-tier team of vendors came together to make this beauty happen, including Tim Willoughby, OOH Events, Branch Design Studio, and, of course, a guest appearance of the couple’s beloved pug, Winston.

romantic Southern wedding - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding
From the bride, Emily: I envisioned my wedding to be if Kate Spade and Jonathan Adler had a love child and it came out speaking with a Southern twang. We wanted it to be Southern and laid back with bright colors, good food, and music that made everyone want to dance! To add to the Spanish moss and marsh scenery at the Creek Club, we had farm tables, mason jars, and comfort food (pulled pork sliders, ham biscuits, shrimp & grits) to bring in the southern vibe and open seating, food stations, rocking chairs, and a photo booth on the porch to create a laid back atmosphere for our guests. But most importantly we wanted it to represent us, so we wrote our own vows, our reading was an “Ode to Emily & Max” which Max’s sister wrote versus a traditional reading, and our pug Winston was in the wedding. I wanted people to come to our wedding and go ‘this is so Max & Emily.’

floral wedding invitations - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

romantic Southern wedding - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

ceremony decorations - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

floral wedding invitations - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

formal bridal parties - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

bright wedding bouquets - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding
Bouquet recipe: White astilbe, peach garden roses, red ranunculus, peach ranunculus, coral capenella roses, and lamb’s ear.

ceremony wedding decor - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

Our color scheme was mint & shades of coral. We wanted the colors to pop but also be subtle – like how my bridesmaid’s dresses were neutral champagne, but they all had mint necklaces and bright reds and corals in the bouquets. My mother found the perfect mint fabric and made custom runners for all of the farm tables and made pillows for the rocking chairs out of fabric that was the print from the back of our wedding invitations (which was a handpainted print by Lucky Pennie Paperie). My mother also made my veil. I wanted badly to wear something of hers on my wedding day and she had this gorgeous cap veil with an adorable bow on the top, but unfortunately the veil’s tulle and lace had yellowed over time. Being her crafty self, my mom used the bow from her veil, which was still a beautiful ivory color, and attached it to the veil she made for me.

outdoor wedding ceremonies - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

outdoor wedding ceremonies - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

unique reception spaces - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

wedding details - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

colorful centerpieces - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

floral centerpieces - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

pets at weddings - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Invest in a photographer. Our photos captured so many moments, embraces, and laughs that I will never want to forget. Tim Willoughby’s images evoke emotions and really transport you to that moment in time. Also make an effort into planning the day getting ready to be a relaxing and fun experience. I had my best friends, close family, and dog along with a spread of food, plenty of champagne, and 80s music playing. I was relaxed and happy.

aqua drink koozies - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

reception decor - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

hanging wedding flowers - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

floral wedding cakes - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

colorful table runners - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

aqua reception details - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

wedding cakes - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

aqua coral weddings - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

newlyweds first dances - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding

outdoor sparkler getaways - photo by Tim Willoughby http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Girl,” The Temptations
For our ceremony music, I wanted a flamenco/Spanish guitar player. I envisioned this sort of Woody Allen movie scenario. Luckily Nikolai Shiviaz was the perfect musician. He played “Here Comes the Sun” for the processional and more upbeat sambas and Spanish jazz during the cocktail hour. Our band MVP was amazing. They played everything from Motown to Beyonce.

Wedding Location: Mount Pleasant, SC / Photographer: Tim Willoughby / Event Design, Decor and Coordination: OOH Events / Flowers: Branch Design Studio / Wedding Venue: Creek Club at I’on / Wedding Dress: J Majors, Charlotte NC / Wedding Veil: Made by bride’s mother / Makeup: Elina Mille of Bellelina / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Donna Morgan / Cake: D’Lish / Ceremony Music: Nikolai Svishev / Band: MVP with East Coast Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Lucky Pennie Paperie

Color Pop Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Ben Q Photography

As we all pretty much know by now, anything Bows + Arrows touches turns instantly to gold – or in this case, technicolor citrus tones that are only amplified by the beautiful photography of Ben Q. Photography. There are many parts of this shoot we love (and want to recreate for our next parties), but how particularly amazing is that streamer backdrop from The Color Condition?

color pop wedding ideas - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

unique ceremony backdrops - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

citrus colored boutonnieres - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

colorful wedding receptions - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

indoor ceremony setups - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

colorful centerpiece ideas - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

citrus wedding flowers - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

citrus wedding bouquets - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

bright wedding centerpieces - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

bright wedding centerpieces - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

outdoor reception tables - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

floral wedding cakes - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

unique wedding ideas - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

unique wedding ideas - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

pink yellow flowers - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

outdoor wedding receptions - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

floral wedding ideas - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

floral wedding ideas - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/

spring wedding by a pool - photo by Ben Q - http://ruffledblog.com/color-pop-wedding-ideas/


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Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Photographer: Ben Q. Photography / Floral Design: Bows + Arrows / Wedding Dress: La Marque Dallas / Hair and Makeup: Beauty and the Blush / Wedding Cake: Layered Bake Shop / Backdrop: The Color Condition / Rentals: Perch Decor / Stationery: Sweet Magnolia Paper

Elegant Oahu Wedding

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Austin Gros

If you think there aren’t many places more stunning to marry in than Hawaii, then you’d be right – just ask the bride and groom from today’s wedding, shot by photographer Austin Gros. The beauty of the day was only heightened by bride Leah’s Ulla-Maija lace wedding gown and protea-filled floral design from Passion Roots.

protea beach bouquet - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

From the bride, Leah: I wanted to get married on ‘Oahu where I grew up, outside under a big tree, but my husband wanted to get married where he was from in Lincoln, Nebraska in a Catholic church. We compromised and got married on ‘Oahu in a Catholic church and had the reception in a botanical garden. We had our reception at a botanical garden and set up long rows of tables and chairs under a big Monkeypod tree. Besides the lush botanicals, the venue features roaming peacocks, and even a natural waterfall at the end of the property where guests can swim in a postcard-perfect setting. All this fit with our idea of an old world, exotic, nature experience amongst our close family and friends.

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

groomsmen in Hawaii - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

unique wedding details - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

wrapped bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/
Bouquet recipe: King Protea, Mink Protea, seeded Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Sea holly/Blue thistles, green Lotus pods, Tillandsia, and pink Jasmine, adorned with a gold Chrysina beetle.

unique bouquet wraps - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

groom with lei - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaii destination wedding - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaii destination wedding - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

With the wedding taking place in Hawai’i at a botanical garden, I pulled together the history of explorer Captain James Cook and our affinity for the natural sciences to create a scene that featured: nautical décor, a vintage globe, antique and aged wood accents, a cake decorated with black pearls, a garland made out of their oyster shells, and lush natural looking centerpieces. Together with the blush, nude, grey and gold color scheme, one’s imagination could’ve described the whole scene as a garden party, thrown by Captain Cook’s wife with things collected from the ship and garden. A real eclectic, whimsical mix that added to the botanical ambiance.

groomsmen during ceremony - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

indoor wedding ceremonies - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

groom wearing lei - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

beach chic bridesmaids dresses - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian bridal looks - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian bridal looks - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Ulla Maija wedding dress - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

The surroundings and flower decorations were important to my husband and I, as I am a biologist and my husband an entomologist. Naturally, this part of the wedding planning was a big deal. When one works in the flower industry it is actually quite difficult to narrow down your favorites. All I could commit to was a King Protea in my bridal bouquet. The flower seemed to go with the large bloom featured in the lace in my dress. Plus, the protea held a special meaning – centered around a beetle pollination expedition to Cape Town, South Africa’s Kirstenboch Botanical Gardens with my bridesmaid, Cari.

Hawaii weddings - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian wedding ideas - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

wedding peacocks - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

bamboo wedding portraits - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

outdoor Hawaii receptions - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

organic wedding flowers - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

menu paper goods - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? People will invite themselves. So, have a response prepared like, “We are still working on the guest list.” This lets them know not to be presumptuous in a polite way. Remember to say thank you to those who have helped you. On the day of your wedding, empty your mind of any expectations; of how things should look, etc. Just like clearing cache on a computer. The void of expectations will help you maintain joy throughout the day and not get bothered by the things that don’t work out the way you planned; all the while helping you to remember that this is a party you’ve planned and to focus on the fact that you will be spending your life together. Wait a week or two before you leave for your honeymoon, because you will be exhausted after your wedding is done. Waiting will help you enjoy it better and be more willing to explore the wherever you go, rather than staying in the hotel the whole time. Unless that’s all you want to do, in which case don’t go anywhere far or expensive – just spend it all on a super luxurious hotel room.

wedding reception good - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

wedding cake ideas - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

unique wedding flowers - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian wedding receptions - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

white wedding cakes - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

unique wedding flowers - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian wedding toasts - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/


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Wedding Music:
o We decided to make our own playlists for the Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Dancing portions of the evening and hooked up an iPod to rented speakers.
Bridal Party Processional: “Psalm,” M. Ward
Bridal Processional: “Ave Maria,” Franz Schubert
Recessional: “Oh Happy Day,” edited from the Sister Act 2 Soundtrack
First Dance: “Sweet Disposition,” The Temper Tramp

Wedding Location: Hale’iwa, Oahu, HI / Photographer: Austin Gros / Floral Design: Passion Roots / Ceremony Venue: Saint Joachim Catholic Mission Church, Punalu’u, HI / Reception Venue: Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Hale’iwa, HI / Wedding Dress: Ulla-Maija/Anna Maier “Bianca,” purchased at Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier / Shoes: Nina Shoes / Bracelet: Kate Spade / Engagement Ring: Memoire / Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros / Groom’s Suit: Black Lapel / Groom’s Shoes: Bloomingdales / Caterer: Ke Nui Kitchen at Waimea Valley / Wedding Cake: The four tiered cake was made by me via Martha Stewart inspiration. It was only for display, and the actual cake was sheet cake cut up in the kitchen and served to guests on plates / Sheet Cake: Dee Lite Bakery / Tables and Chairs: Royal Party Rentals / Sound Equipment Rentals: Subsidiary of Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Woodland Portland Elopement

Elopements

When a wedding photographer elopes to Portland to exchange vows in the woods and take some seriously stunning portraits by the water, you know it’s going to be good. With Dylan and Sara Photography behind the images from Jameykay and Arlie’s sweet elopement, we weren’t disappointed in the slightest. Be sure to take note of the flowers from Floral Designs by Alicia, including Jameykay’s incredible floral crown!

woodland portland elopement - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

From the bride, Jameykay: We really went with what felt true to ourselves which is vintage oriented. The style and art of the 20s really spoke to us when it came to putting our elopement together. My vintage engagement ring is an art deco style so we ran with it!


Portland elopements - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement
newlyweds before wedding - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

vintage wedding gowns - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement
forest wedding ceremonies - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

forest wedding ceremonies - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

romantic bridal looks - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

newlyweds first kisses - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Your wedding is your own. Don’t be afraid to take a leap and get what you want but keep your new future together in mind when planning. Always be gracious towards others even if something isn’t going quite right. Kindness is the best language to speak because it takes you a whole lot further. On your wedding day, suddenly all of the imperfections are creating the perfect day. We did our wedding how we wanted and we have no regrets. I feel that was the best first step we could have taken in our new life together.

bohemian bridal looks - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

sweet bridal looks - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

classic groom looks - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement
woodland portland elopement - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement
woodland portland elopement - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement
woodland portland elopement - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

beach wedding elopements - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

bride and groom - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

floral crowns - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement
bohemian bridal looks - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

portland woodland elopement - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement

beach wedding portraits - Dylan and Sara Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-portland-elopement


View all images from this elopement in the gallery

Location: Portland, OR / Wedding Photographer: Dylan and Sara Photography / Florist: Floral Designs by Alicia / Venue: Hoyt Arboretum and The Portland Grill / Wedding Dress: Bespoke by Liz White Designs Couture / Fur Collar and Groom’s Tie: Living Threads Vintage / Officiant: Anthony Behrens, The Oregon Wedding Judge / Wedding Announcements: Samantha Urbanick, Hand Deliver Press

Best of 2013: Bouquets

Design Inspiration

Photos by:

What yearly wedding wrap-up would be complete without one of our very favorite wedding details, the bouquet? We’ve had some true stunners this year – in fact, it was so difficult to narrow it down to 10 that we had to include one extra! And of course you can follow us our board on Pinterest for so much more. Let’s take a peek at some of our favorite floral designs and most popular bouquets this year:

Purple handmade California wedding
purple wedding bouquet via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Ally Michele Photography, Floral Design by Kim Sanders of Art With Nature Design

Aqua and Pink Carlsbad wedding

hanging wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Color Me Rad, Floral Design by lace and likes

Elegant Nashville wedding
nostalgic wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Tec Petaja, Floral Design by Cedarwood Weddings

Colorado Springs wedding
eucalyptus wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Cassidy Brooke, Floral Design: DIY

Feathers and wood wedding inspiration from The Willinghams
purple wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by The Willinghams, Floral Design by Bare Root Flora

Romantic Pescadero wedding
coral toned bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Delbarr Moradi, Floral Design by Shotgun Floral Studio

Colorful Franciscan Gardens wedding
colorful wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Candice Benjamin, Floral Design by Pixies Petals

Wildflower inspired wedding ideas
wildflower wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Todd White Photography, Floral Design by Sweet Sunday Events

Frank Lloyd Wright wedding inspiration
protea filled bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Chelsea LaVere of Bit of Ivory Photography, Floral Design by Isha Foss Events

Bristol coastal wedding
blue wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Summer Street Photography, Floral Design by Broadway Florist

Nautical Connecticut wedding
classic white bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Christina Szczupak, Floral Design by Carrie Wilcox

View our favorite bouquets of 2011 and 2012 for more floral ideas and follow our Flower Board on Pinterest for more!

Los Gatos Woodsy Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Sean Flanigan

If I had to imagine the most romantic, natural wedding possible, it’d look something like Tor and Alper’s wedding in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Also, it doesn’t hurt that their wedding was full of some of the industry’s leading pros, including Sean Flanigan, Honey of a Thousand Flowers, and Jenny Packham. Get ready to have this wedding floor you:

los gatos woodsy wedding via ruffledblog.com

From the bride, Tor: We wanted the day to be a merging of our love in the company of all people we love. Since Alper and I got engaged while on a forest-y hike, we knew we wanted to get married outdoors so Nestldown became the perfect venue for us. The only other main ingredient that I really wanted were beautiful florals because I grew up on a flower farm and love flowers. Yes, flowers were more important than even my wedding dress.

botanical wedding invitations // via ruffledblog.com

botanical wedding invitations // via ruffledblog.com

mint wedding shoes via ruffledblog.com

woodsy wedding flowers via ruffledblog.com

wedding favor boxes via ruffledblog.com

We nicknamed our wedding The Little Black Diamond Wedding Adventure after my engagement ring which is just a single black diamond and the lifelong adventure Alper and I were about to embark upon. Since Alper and I are both art directors, we were excited to design the invitations and all the printed matter we needed for the day. I knew I had to have gems at the wedding after seeing this inspiration post. The escort cards were all cut into the shape of Settlers of Catan game pieces since it’s one of our favorite games. And my mom made us three quilts we used during the cocktail hour.

outdoor wedding ceremonies via ruffledblog.com

jenny packham wedding gowns via ruffledblog.com

botanical inspired bouquets via ruffledblog.com

los gatos woodsy wedding via ruffledblog.com

forest wedding ceremonies via ruffledblog.com

forest wedding ceremonies via ruffledblog.com

outdoor wedding recessionals via ruffledblog.com

rock place card seating chart via ruffledblog.com

rock place card seating chart via ruffledblog.com

newlyweds entering receptions via ruffledblog.com

outdoor place settings via ruffledblog.com

bride and bouquet via ruffledblog.com

outdoor place settings via ruffledblog.com

floral crowns via ruffledblog.com

unique table numbers via ruffledblog.com

outdoor wedding receptions via ruffledblog.com

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t do something just because of tradition. If you don’t like cake, don’t have a cake. Well, it’s hard not to like cake but what I mean to say is that if root beer floats are more your thing, have floats instead of cake. Who says you can’t cut a root beer float? Make the day about all the things you and your other half love, and if you can’t make that happen, elope.

botanical paper goods via ruffledblog.com

los gatos woodsy wedding via ruffledblog.com

bride during receptions via ruffledblog.com

wedding reception pies via ruffledblog.com

botanical floral arrangements via ruffledblog.com

wedding guests via ruffledblog.com

bride father dances via ruffledblog.com


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “Hawaiian Wedding Song,” Elvis
Father/Daughter Dance: “Aloha ‘Oe,” Johnny Cash
Mother/Son Dance: “Hang On Little Tomato,” Pink Martini

Wedding Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos, CA / Photographer: Sean Flanigan / Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers / Wedding Venue: Nestldown / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Aspen” / Groom’s Suit: Gucci / Wedding Caterer: Le Papillon / Pie: Pie Friday / DJ: Josh Olds of Boutique DJs / Favors: Craftsman and Wolves / Photobooth: Magnolia Photobooth / Invitations and Paper Goods: Bride and Groom (Tor Weeks and Alper Kologlu) / Letterpress Printing: RebPeters Press / Digital Printing: ScanArt / Transportation: Corinthian Transportation

Floral Crown DIY

DIY Projects

There is just something about seeing a bride in a floral crown that I totally adore. They’re so romantic and ethereal, and look great with virtually any hairstyle. For those of you who are equally as smitten as I am with these pretty head pieces, it’s our lucky day! Audrey of French Knot Studios is here to share an easy floral crown DIY with the steps perfectly documented by Izzy Hudgins Photography.

flower crown diy

From Audrey of French Knot Studios: Izzy and I have been obsessed with floral crowns for quite awhile, so we decided it was high time we made some of our own. FiftyFlowers.com has a beautiful selection of flowers and lots of help for the DIY bride. We selected their white garden roses. I love how closely they resemble a peony but are available year-round and are much more budget friendly. Of course, we couldn’t just do roses, it’s more visually interesting with variety. So I headed to my garden for the giant yellow dahlia and bright zinnias, while Izzy raided my studio and found some pheasant feathers.

floral crown diy

Making floral crowns is really easy, and doesn’t have many rules. The only major rule is to use hardy flowers. The crowns will be without water and on your head, a hot spot, for most of the day. Delicate blooms like sweet peas and ranunculus just won’t be able to take it, and will wilt quickly. But roses, anything in the mum family, dahlias, and zinnias, can all take the heat and lack of water for several hours.

floral crown diy

Start with a sturdy florist wire (about 22-24 gauge) and bend it around your head. I recommend going a little bit bigger than your head, the flowers will take up some room and you want it to sit pretty low. It’s much easier to take up some slack by bending the wire when you are done than to add more length. After you’ve secured your circle, select your first bloom, cut the stem so it’s only about 3 inches long, and attach with florist tape. Florist tape is genius! The tape will stick to either side of itself and won’t become useless if it gets damp. Stretch slightly to get the sticky to activate and wrap it around your stem and the wire. Continue adding flowers and leaves as you see fit. Then tuck in feathers or butterflies, or any other fun baubles you have lying around. Also note, you don’t have to put the flowers all the way around. This enters the world of flower halo and less flower crown. Besides, asymmetry is fun and much easier to accomplish! When you have added enough flowers to your liking (or have run out) simply cover the remaining wire with ribbon.

floral crown diy

It is best to make the crown the day you need it, but if it must be done the day before, spritz it lightly with water, and place it in a loose fitting plastic bag or a really big plastic container and place it in your fridge. Ideally your fridge will be absent of all fruit and vegetable matter. The gasses released as these healthy foods decompose is harmful to flowers and will wilt them very quickly. The plastic barrier will help protect your beautiful work. When you are ready to wear your gorgeous creation, be sure you have plenty of bobby pins to secure it properly, these crowns can get heavy. Although flowers in your hair is extremely popular for weddings, Izzy and I recommend wearing them for any occasion. In our case, it was a Monday while running errands. Grocery shopping has never been quite so glamorous! Enjoy making your crowns and we hope you will share your pictures and where you wore them.


flower crown diy

Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Styling and Design: French Knot Studios / Wholesale Flowers: FiftyFlowers.com (garden roses)

Dahlia and Snapdragon Floral Arrangements

Flower Guide

Snapdragons, dahlias, and ranunculus – flowers that make my heart beat a little faster whenever I see them. Kae + Ales and Linnea Paulina Photography brought these beauties to their full potential with this stunning styled shoot, perfect for late summer days.

snapdragon wedding bouquets

From the photographer, Linnea Paulina: For this shoot we were inspired by summer dahlias and snapdragons, and the rustic warmth of a garden at sunset. We wanted to create a simple place setting that would inspire Ruffled brides to carry over bright colors in their florals over to their place setting, and plates. Our color palette of bright corals, soft pinks, and orange hues contrasted with the weathered wooden table and made each detail pop. This shoot shows that an emphasis on simple details enhances focus and creates a beautiful experience.

snapdragon wedding bouquets

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snapdragon wedding bouquets

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ranunculus wedding bouquets

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dahlia floral arrangements


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Creative Direction, Styling, Floral Design, and Calligraphy: Kae + Ales / Photographer: Linnea Paulina Photography