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Lavender Big Island Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Today’s wedding just happens to be one of those that feels so relaxed, you just wish you had been there to share in such a special day. Kylie Martin Photography and Bliss in Bloom took the reins on Natalie and Dylane’s wedding day, capturing beautiful scenes in various shades of purple and lush arrangements filled to the brim with roses.

engagement ring box - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

From the bride, Natalie: I really just wanted the wedding to feel elegant and whimsical, Hawaii is so beautiful it wasn’t hard to make that happen! Purple is my favorite color so it was pretty easy to pick the color scheme for the wedding. We went with lots of different shades of purples, some blues, and white accents. When I saw how all the colors came together I was beyond amazed at how well they complimented each other.

bride getting ready - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

lavender Big Island wedding - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

lavender Big Island wedding - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

lavender Big Island wedding - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

beach wedding bouquet - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Lilac, Hyacinth, Peony, Freesia, Sweet Pea, Tulips, Quicksand Rose.

bridal floral portrait - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

ceremony chair decor - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

wedding portraits bw - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

beach wedding reception - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

purple floral arrangement - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

reception string lighting - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice to couples that are planning their wedding now is to remember to take in the experience. Always think about what truly matters, don’t sweat the small things, and over all just relax and how fun!

lavender Big Island wedding - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

beach wedding reception - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

lavender Big Island wedding - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

wedding cake with purple flowers - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

beach portraits - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

lavender Big Island wedding - photo by Kylie Martin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/lavender-big-island-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: I produced a mix of “Intro” by US The Duo, and “Turning Pages” by Sleeping At Last
Recessional: “The Spark,” Afrojack
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter Dance: “Unforgettable,” Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kylie Martin Photography

Florist

Bliss in Bloom

Ceremony Venue

Kahua Ranch

Reception Venue

King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

Wedding Dress

Allure Bridals "8970"

Hair

Lush Hair Salon & Spa

Makeup

Victoria Kaopua

Bridesmaid Dresses

Jenny Yoo "Annabelle 1452"

Groom's Attire

Attractions

Wedding Cake

Thelma Macomber

Ribbon

Adorn

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Videography

Altar Media Productions

Film Lab

PhotoVision

Daily Pick

[seven-degrees]

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

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Handcrafted Boho Woodsy Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Vis Photography

We’re always supportive of couples who want to make their wedding day as unique as they are, so when we saw that bride Sara chose to have her grandmother act as a bridesmaid, we were sold. Sara went to town with endless DIY projects, which only added to the personalization of the day’s events you’ll see captured here by Leah of Vis Photography.

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

From the bride, Sara: I was really inspired by the stylings of Free People, BHLDN, and Anthropologie. While I realize they’re all the same company, their stylists and merchandisers have such an amazing grasp on what I wanted: a mix of vintage charm and natural, rustic woodsy touches. I’d say the look is romantic, natural, woodsy, and vintage. Our venue provided both the vintage charm and a natural setting with the ocean view, the rolling hills, and the farm animals. I incorporated my artistic side by using an airy blue watercolor effect on the invitations and the feather garland surrounding the reception space.

blue and white invitations - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

bridal fashion - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

spring bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

chalkboard wedding sign - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

blue bridesmaid details - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

bridesmaids - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding
Flower recipes: My bouquet was freesia, garden roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus, lisianthus, amaranthus, China mums, white statice, and dusty miller. The centerpieces used the succulents I’d grown, eucalyptus, bay leaf, and rosemary amongst the antlers. They smelled amazing!!

boho bridal party - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

In line with the emphasis on personalizing my big day was inviting my Grandmother to be a Bridesmaid. She has always been such a big part of my life, and I’ve always considered her more a friend than an “elder”. Not to say she isn’t wise–I can always count on her for being up for Happy Hour and for dishing out fashion tips (she always has the latest issues of Vogue and InStyle in her purse!) She picked out her own version of the bridesmaid dress and had custom, flowing, bohemian sleeves sewn on to her liking. We even included her in my bachelorette party! My Maid of Honor Kate printed out my grandmother’s face and put it on a paint stirrer. We took pictures with her everywhere with everyone all night!

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

farm weddings - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

window seating chart - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

I designed my Save the Dates, Invitations, and Thank you Cards. I cut hundreds (I think we counted 300 in all) of feathers out of scrapbook paper for garlands because I’m crazy like that, and I also painted watercolor paper in our signature blue and cut feathers out of those as well. These were also used as a detail accent in our place cards for the reception. I made the “his” and “her’s” arrow and dreamcatcher with a little help from a vendor on Etsy that provided the woodcut arrows. My mother in law and I made the druzy necklaces for my bridesmaids, as well. My Mom, Mother in Law, and Bridesmaids helped set up the altar as well as the centerpieces. I created signage from wood slices that I painted with chalkboard paint, and then used chalkboard markers for lettering. Basically, if I didn’t have anything to work on, I created a new project for myself. I just couldn’t stop. ;)

bohemian place setting - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

chalkboard signs - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

rustic wedding details - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

dreamcatcher chair decor - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

succulent centerpieces - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Do what makes you happiest. I was fortunate in that my friends and family supported me when I told them “I want antlers as centerpieces!” and “Mom! I found the perfect venue: there are dogs and horses everywhere!!!” Even though my idea of the perfect day may have sounded a little off kilter, it truly WAS my perfect day in the end because it was so personalized. Also, don’t sweat the small stuff. Really. A week before the wedding, our flower provider (props to Reyna at Mellano Wholesalers for being AWESOME) told me the peonies and anemones I’d based my bouquets off of were wilting due to an unusual heat wave. I made compromises from my “dream” and guess what? No one knew the difference, and our bouquets were still beautiful!! On the day of, take time to take it all IN. You are so busy up to that day and on THE day, it’s easy to be swept up in it all and forget to truly zero in on the details of this day that you have worked so hard to prepare. Remember the look on your mother and father’s faces when they see you in your dress for the first time. Remember how excited your bridesmaids were to get ready and have champagne and celebrate everything that you and your Groom are. Remember how your groom teared up when he saw you walking down the aisle. Remember the atrocious dance moves you did with your Dad’s best friend’s wife on the dance floor! There are so many amazing moments to be had on your day. Forget about the rest and be PRESENT for it all!

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

boho bride and groom - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

dotted boho wedding cake - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Bloom,” The Paper Kites
Bride’s Processional: “Down The Aisleway,” composed and performed by my father
Recessional: “Someday,” The Growlers
First Dance: “We Found Each Other In The Dark,” City and Colour
Father/Daughter Dance: “Bittersweet Waltz,” written and performed by Austin Ladd Roberts III, (my father–years before he’d even met my mother and way before I was even an idea!)
Cake Cutting: “Stuck On You,” Meiko

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Vis Photography

Venue and Day-Of Coordination

The Condor's Nest Ranch

Wholesale Florist

Mellano & Company

Wedding Dress

Lazaro

Wedding Shoes

ALDO

Headpiece, Necklace, and Bracelet

BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses

The Dessy Group

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Catering

One Perfect Pear Catering

Wedding Cake

Susie Cakes

DJ

Jake Corirossi of Universal Weddings & Events

Transportation

Goldfield Stage

Daily Pick

Bulles de Joie

Photographer of Happy People – I capture natural beauty and love in a candid way.

Lifestyle photography: make you feel at ease so you can show your true feelings that I transpose into joyful, candid, lightful shots.

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

Based in Paris, I capture your love everywhere in France and in Europe.

See you soon!
Stéphanie

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Belgenny Farm Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Willow & Co.

Whenever I see a wedding with a pastel color palette, it seems to immediately calm me down. There’s something about muted shades of pink, purple, and yellow that just instantly relaxes you, don’t you agree? With Red Poppies taking care of the floral arrangements and Willow & Co. behind the camera, it’s little wonder how Laura and Zachary’s wedding turned out as beautiful as it did.

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

From the bride, Laura: We wanted our wedding to have a relaxed feel and be more like a big family dinner rather than an event! We chose our reception location because it was in a big granary which gave us the country, rustic style that we love. We wanted to keep a few traditional elements as well as some modern ones like our semi-naked cake made by our good friend Holly. We kept the colours to soft pastels and lots of white with soft light to keep it romantic. And I just wanted as many fairy lights as possible!

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bride and pets - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

white wedding bouquet - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding
Bouquet recipe: White, ivory and antique roses, lisianthus, freesias, wax flowers, hyacinths, David Austin roses and sandy ivory “sahara” roses. We also went to the flower markets the morning before the wedding to pick up blushing brides and extra roses in antique.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Our colour scheme included lots of white and soft pastel colours in the floral arrangements including white and ivory, champagne, antique and caramel. Luckily we have some very creative family members. My mum hand wrote the table seating arrangements and all of the menus on little paper bags that we popped a baguette in from Luxe Bakery. She also decorated the flower jars that we collected from various second hand and op-shops. Zachary’s mum hand made the twine lanterns by wrapping white twine soaked in glue around a balloon and then popping the balloon once the glue dried. She also made the hanging jars with the fairy lights inside. Zachary’s sister made the candle bonbonniere from glasses she collected from second-hand and op-shops. My dad handmade the table numbers and our good friend Holly made the semi-naked cake which was caramel mud with chocolate ganache and honeycomb layers. We also ordered boxes of Saxby’s soft drinks in every flavour to toast with instead of champagne since I was becoming the newest member of the Saxby family.

bride and groom - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

place card ideas - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

small rose centerpieces - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Enlist as much help from family and friends as possible but make sure you give as much direction and clarity of ideas as possibly to ensure you get what you want. 2. Get creative because it saves you money, is fun if you are well organised and don’t leave it to the last minute and the personal touches will be very well received. 3. Remember that it is yours and your partners wedding and make choices that best reflect you and how you want the day to be.

newlywed toast - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

rustic menu signs - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

newlyweds cutting cake - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon performed by Zach’s cousins on string instruments
Signing of the Registry: “Arithmetic,” Brooke Fraser
Recessional: “I Got You,” Duke Dumont
First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontange

Wedding Location: Camden, Sydney, Australia / Photographer: Willow & Co. / Florist: Penny Redmond of Red Poppies / Ceremony Venue: St John’s Church / Reception Venue and Caterer: Belgenny Farm / Wedding Dress: Pronovias “Laherie” via Marry Me Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Diana Ferrari / Rings: Karen Deakin Antique Jewellery / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Truese – Premonition, Gabriella and Bella in ‘tearose’ / Groom’s Suit: Ron Bennett / Wedding Cake: Holly Sylvester / DJ: Wedding DJ Hire / Wedding Invitations: Paper and Stuff / Transportation: Mark 4 Jaguars via Classic Bridal Cars

Daily Pick

Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Aiken Backyard Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Tulle & Grace

When you have a bride who’s a mastermind of wedding day paper goods, it should come as little shock that her own wedding day will be a truly shining event. When Liz of Liddabits started planning her wedding, she knew it would be full of bright color, curated design elements, and heaps of brilliant flowers and styling from Juli Vaughn Designs. Thanks to Tulle & Grace for capturing it all!

Aiken Backyard wedding - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

From the bride, Liz: We wanted casual and colorful. Southern backyard wedding, but in a big bright and funky way. I’m a graphic designer in the wedding paper goods industry, so we knew it would have a LOT of Liddabits paper touches. We also knew I wouldn’t be able to choose just one or two colors, and at the end of the day I narrowed it down to a color collection. As long as a piece fit into/coordinated with that range we approved it. Our florist/designer helped us pull it together by defining our wedding characteristics as milk glass, bright colors, wooden/rustic finishes, pops of gold and a little bit of a geometric/triangle motif.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

garden wedding ideas - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

groomsmen socks - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

Aiken Backyard wedding - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

colorful bridal bouquet - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Yellow poppy, Coral Charm Peonies, Sarah Bernhardt Peonies, Juliet Garden Roses, Peach Campanella Garden Roses, Hot Pink Freesia, Ranunculus, Orange Pincushion Protea, Succulents, Parrot Tulips, Sage, Lamb’s Ear.

paper goods - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

colorful paper goods - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

Aiken Backyard wedding - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

My creativity comes from my mom, and since we had the wedding in our backyard, we tackled as much of the event design as possible ourselves including: My husband, father and brother all built our dance floor out of 4×8 sheets of plywood with framing on the underside. We painted each board a different color and then shellac’d it. Beer Bottle Art Installation – I had this concept early enough in our engagement that it was able to be executed. My husband loves beer and I wanted at least one conversation piece / stunner that really incorporated both of us. We saved a few hundred beer bottles, added twine hooks to the top with hot glue, painted a few of them to add some pop, de-labeled the ones that weren’t as colorful or pretty, and then hung them from fishing line through eye hooks. It was exactly what I envisioned in my head, my favorite piece from the wedding, and we saved half of it and now have it hanging in my parents living room! Two tone tables – The property is also home to an old swimming hole (where my best friends grandparents met in the late 40s!) and as a result we were able to scrounge up some vintage farm tables and paint the bottoms of them. They were in rough shape, but since it was only for one day and not for our guests to sit at they worked perfectly. Confetti tossers – we cut, taped, stuffed and glued our own confetti tossers for our exit. They were an homage to our engagement pictures where Whitney came up with the original giant tissue paper triangle confetti idea, and we loved them so much that we heavily leaned on the concept for most of our wedding design theme!

wedding sign ideas - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

centerpiece paper goods - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

beer bottle decor - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

Aiken Backyard wedding - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

Aiken Backyard wedding - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

Aiken Backyard wedding - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

paper goods - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

wedding favor ideas - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

Our ceremony yay flags were very significant to me… when I started my company I made banners and flags and a vendor told me about how she made them for her daughter’s wedding and they used them at the ceremony. I shared that same story with other vendors and got so excited about the idea of everyone you love, looking at you and waving a yay flag, but not making a peep! Talk about emotional (in a happy way)! When my dad and I were about to walk down the aisle we were “hiding” behind some grape vines. When we turned the corner we were a good 100 feet from the last row of chairs. Everyone was turned around, waving their flags at us walking down the aisle. Before that I had kind of forgotten about this special moment that I was so excited about in the past, and it totally made me break down into tears, in that I-have-been-so-exhausted-and-it’s-finally-here-and-it’s-perfect-and-I’m-so-happy, good kind of way. Luckily I had armed my dad with a code word in case I started crying (a code word that would make me laugh immediately – let’s just say another word for breaking wind). The code word worked and I cry-giggled my way down the aisle.

Aiken Backyard wedding - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

Aiken Backyard wedding - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

backyard receptions - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to do something that’s you, even if it’s not traditional or your family thinks you’re crazy. The people there love you and they’ll embrace it! Also, everyone freaks out about something at some point, so don’t be surprised when it happens, just breath, and know that in a few days they will be over it. And finally, one of my planner friends gave me this advice about 10 days before our wedding. Something will go wrong, to be exact, three things will go wrong. So when the first thing happens, and you get a little frustrated, just say, okay that’s #1, now there are only two more! I did this and it kept me and my mom from losing it, and looking back they were SO insignificant to the overall day that they weren’t even missed/noticed. My husband’s answer when I asked him was “talk to each other” which I interpreted to mean tell your fiance what’s going on and what the plans are – he probably wants to be more involved than you think.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

food paper goods - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

bright cake decorations - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding

bright confetti recessionals - photo by Tulle and Grace http://ruffledblog.com/aiken-backyard-wedding


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Wedding Music:
I am a control freak and wanted to be in the know about every detail of our wedding, but the one thing Danny insisted on (for three years before we were even engaged) was that our first dance song be a surprise that he picked out. I was completely ok with it… sort of (I had my mom and my VIP bridesmaid confirm that it was a decent selection), and up until the moment the song started I had no idea what it was. “Sleep Walk” by Santo & Johnny was a song we always danced to at weddings when we heard it, and both knew the tune of, but I never knew the name of it. It was a perfect, lovely song, with no words, and I’m so glad that we had a moment that was just Danny’s doing.
Father/Daughter Dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
Parents/Daughter Dance: “Happy,” Pharrell

Wedding Location: Aiken, SC / Photographer: Tulle & Grace / Event Design, Styling, Wedding Invitations, and Paper Goods: Bride, Liddabits / Floral Design and Styling: Juli Vaughn Designs / Day-Of Coordinator: Jenna Chancey of Signature Weddings & Events / Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang / Hair and Makeup: Power Cuts / Groomsmen’s Ties: Me and Matilda / Caterer: Berry’s Catering, Augusta GA / Wedding Cake: Heather Ulmer / Ceremony Musicians: Corelli String Quartet / Post Ceremony Musicians: Andy Fentem and Augusta Jones / DJ: Ed Girardeau

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

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French Castle Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Joyeuse Photography

As soon as I hear “French castle wedding,” my mind immediately drifts to fairy tales. Maïwenn and Benjamin’s wedding isn’t far off from a fairy tale with a lace wedding gown designed to wow, a lofty party in Le Château de la Colaissière, and a veritable treasure trove of French desserts (including a cake set on fire with sparklers!) all captured beautifully by Joyeuse Photography.

French castle wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-castle-wedding

From the bride, Maïwenn: We just wanted a day that was like us — young, happy, with plenty of laughs (and a little bit retro because I love “Les années folles”). We decided to say “I Do” in the middle of winter. So, for more cheerfulness, it was fun to create a dress code for our guests. Attendees were asked to wear red, yellow, or pink, and all our decorations were based on these 3 colors.

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Flower recipe: I created my bouquet with artificial flowers and brooches. The flowers in the church and in the dining room were lilies and freesia (because it was the favorite flower of one of my grandfathers).

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be yourself and enjoy your wedding day! (and before that, you should prepare the day with little details, it’s the key to enjoying the day!)

French castle wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-castle-wedding

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From the photographer, Tahni of Joyeuse Photography: Maïwenn and Benjamin are pretty creative and unique and wanted an interesting spin on their wedding. They got married in a church and had their reception in a castle outside of Nantes and had a bit of a nostalgia theme going on. All their tables were themed by “bandes dessinées” – which are comic/graphic books from France or Belgium. They got married on Valentine’s Day and their colors were pink, red, and yellow and had all their guests dress in those colors (and wear hats!). They also had cootie catchers- those games you played as a child with the folded paper thingies. Also, their wedding cake lit on fire – on purpose! PS – the Rolls Royce that escorted us around was Brad Pitt’s! Ha!

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Ruby Tuesday,” The Rolling Stones
Recessional: “I Was Born to Love You,” Queen
Ceremony: “Flora’s Secret,” Enya; “Una Mattina,” Ludovico Einaudi; “Tales of Two Sisters (Epilogue),” Byeong-Woo Lee; “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” Ingrid Michaelson
Newlywed Entrance: “Right Here Right Now,” DJ Zebra et le Bagad de Carhaix
Cake Cutting: “Levels,” Avicii
First Dance: mix of “Stranglers,” Golden Brown; “Johnny B. Goode,” Chuck Berry; “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got),” Fergie

Wedding Location: Landemont, France / Photographer: Joyeuse Photography / Venue: Le Château de la Colaissière / Wedding Dress: Designed by bride’s friend / DJ: Kirfa Mix

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Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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Phoenix Icehouse Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Lang Photographers

When a couple wants their wedding day to feel more like a ‘fun and happy party’ than anything else, you can feel it in their images. Such is the case with this Phoenix wedding from Lang Photographers and Encore Creative, which skillfully mixes modern design elements with beautiful details, like mismatched berry toned bridesmaid dresses and a mod striped table runner. Let’s jump in!

Phoenix Icehouse wedding - photo by Lang Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/phoenix-icehouse-wedding

From the bride, Caitlin: When planning our wedding, what we wanted most was a fun and happy party for our closest friends and family to come and celebrate our love with us. We wanted it to feel like a wedding but without all the formality. We kept it very modern with hints of tradition throughout. Most importantly we wanted to keep it simple and focus on celebrating the love Lars and I have for each other.

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Bouquet recipe: Peonies, succulents, cosmos, dahlias, freesia, and ranunculus.

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ceremony recessionals - photo by Lang Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/phoenix-icehouse-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Lang Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/phoenix-icehouse-wedding

Our wedding venue was this amazing early 1900s warehouse that once stored ice blocks for the city of Phoenix. It was more of an unconventional wedding venue but it provided us with an amazing canvas to create our dream wedding. With the overall industrial feel of the warehouse we went with more modern designs. It was simple, bright, modern, whimsical, with a touch of romance and elegance. Every part of our wedding was DIY from the flowers, to the table runners, even one of my bridesmaid’s dresses! We found ideas from Pinterest of course but put our own personal touches. The backdrop for the ceremony and the chandelier were made from wax paper which my mom hand stitched onto to white string. The table runners were made from fabric from Ikea and all of the floral arrangements were put together by me, my mom, and my aunts. Right after I got engaged we started collecting vases from goodwill and anywhere we could find!

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striped table runners - photo by Lang Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/phoenix-icehouse-wedding

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cake table signs - photo by Lang Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/phoenix-icehouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My biggest advice to couple planning their wedding now is to be willing to compromise! Many of my favorite DIY pieces came from compromise because the original idea was out of our price range, the hanging chandelier for example. If you go with the flow rather than fight it, it makes for a much more pleasant experience. My next tip is to stay organized especially when planning a DIY wedding. Our label maker became my best friend. Another tip is to spend money where it is important and cut back on less important things. Photography and videography were my most important things, without picture and video it would be impossible to remember all the small details. Video is such a fun great way to really have the spirit of the wedding captured. We saved money were we could and spent it on what I thought mattered most. I think most importantly, remember to plan a wedding you want. I didn’t want to throw a bouquet so I didn’t; I wanted both my parents to walk me down the aisle, so they did. It is your wedding you don’t have to follow a tradition if you don’t want to! And always, always remember that this day should be about you and your spouse. It is ok if a few things don’t go as planned, it will happen, but as long as you and your spouse say “I do” in the end, than it will be a perfect day. That’s what I wanted most for my wedding. A celebration of our love and that’s exactly what it was.

indoor receptions - photo by Lang Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/phoenix-icehouse-wedding

indoor receptions - photo by Lang Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/phoenix-icehouse-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Simplest Love,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power
Father/Daughter Dance: “Child of Mine,” Carole King

Wedding Location: Phoenix, AZ / Photographer: Lang Photographers / Event Planner, Bouquet, and Boutonnieres: Encore Creative / Flowers: Bride and Family / Venue: The Icehouse / Wedding Dress: Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles / Reception Dress: Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: JC Penney / Caterer: Arizona Taste / Wedding Cake: Robert’s Catering / Pies: Piefection / Donuts: Bosa Donuts / DJ: Crum Bro’s Entertainment / Videographer: Romantic Wedding Videos

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Gold, Black & White Baby Shower

Design Inspiration

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A few months ago, I had my baby shower hosted by my in-laws while we were visiting Michigan for the holidays. Since it was the end of December, we went for a NYE inspired shower, with a color palette that would be perfect for a bridal shower or a wedding as well: black, white and gold. A gender neutral palette perfect for a coed shower.



We had a candy buffet table for favors, with all white M&Ms, Champagne Bubbles, Jordan Almonds and Pearl Dots from Temptation Candy. We used glassine bags and stickers from Minted for guests to take them home in. The candy jars and novelty milk bottles are from Koyal Wholesale.


1. Milk bottles 2. Starburst sign 3. Striped fabric for tablecloth 4. Jordan Almonds 5. Heart closure stickers 6. Apothecary jars 7. Treats table card / 8. Champagne bubbles

The flowers were one of my favorite things! Fifty Flowers sent us flowers a few days before the shower so the blooms could adapt and open. We got 5 bunches of seeded eucalyptus, one pack of Centerpiece with Height Combo and a small order of Polar Star White Rose. This was plenty for 10 tables so we had extras for a large arrangement for the cake table. If you’re DIYing your own flowers, open the boxes and place the flowers in buckets with water in a cool place out of the sun. We stored them in the basement for about 3 days till the morning of the shower, this was enough time to let the flower buds open. The morning before the shower, my mother-in-law and I started arranging them in these glasses from Ikea that mimicked our origami backdrop. Creating these centerpieces were so much fun! We randomly picked a mix of each flower and filler, and we ended up with a unique arrangement for each table.



The flowers in these arrangements are ranunculus, roses, snapdragons, white freesia and tulips, seeded eucalyptus, and bells of Ireland were used in the tall arrangement on the cake + sweets table.

Check back later this week for the tutorial on how to make the gold backdrop!

Resources: Candy: M&Ms, Champagne Bubbles, Jordan Almonds, and Pearl Dots from Temptation Candy / Apothecary jars, striped paper straws and glass milk bottles: Koyal Wholesale / Tablecloth: Fabric.com (Premier Prints) / Cake topper: DIY with tinsel / Cake: Chocolate Bar Cafe / Vases: Ikea glasses / Flowers: DIY with wholesale flowers / Invitations, signs and stickers: Minted

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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