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Tangerine and Soft Blue Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

This is one color palette that really sticks out at you and with just the right maneuvering, you could certainly pull it off for all four seasons. One July Photography showed us the beauty of a vibrant tangerine and blue wedding shoot designed by Elm Street Social and we haven’t been able to shake off the elegant glam vibes this inspiration is radiating. Wallflower Designs not only sought out the prettiest sunset-colored orange garden roses and delicate pale blue hydrangeas, but also added in lovely dashes of seasonal fruits like apricots, cherries, and even an aubergine-hued plum for some color depth. We love this editorial’s versatility!

wedding ceremony decor - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, One July Photography: We know everyone has seen the 2016 Pantone Colors of the year – but have you seen it with a healthy dose of TANGERINE? From the vintage corvette, to the masterful floral textures, and hand drawn stationery elements – the romantic color palette was echoed throughout the day. Some fun details included: a great DIY seating card project (all you need is a copper pen, marble backsplash tiles, and some gorgeous handwriting!), a fabulous short haired bridal hairstyle, and a fruit and floral filled tablescape paired with painted church pews. Marla from Wallflower Designs is the queen of floral texture. She created the perfect blend of vibrant seasonal fruit with an eclectic array of florals. The brides bouquet was an organically composed masterpiece! Ashley from Paper Love Club created a beautiful suite of products: invitation suite, menu, hand-drawn map, just married sign, and more. Each element incorporated fine paper, watercolor, copper leaf, and custom calligraphy.

navy blue wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

ethereal bridal portraits - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

blue groom's suits - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

white wedding pews - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

floral wreath decor - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

eucalyptus leaf decor - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

wedding aisle decor - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

bride and groom - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding ideas - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding photography - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

wedding chalkboard maps - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

Fun tip: Our stylist, Jen from Elm Street Social, purchased a set of hexagon marble tiles typically used in a backsplash. These backsplash tiles were transformed into escort/seating cards when Ashley added gorgeous hand lettering with a copper pen. The romantic dress was created by up-and-coming designer Ellyn Goodman. The illusion back is a showstopper. Carly Pribich created a fresh-faced look with makeup application and hair styling from Jen Spair added the perfect balance of soft feminine romance and modern appeal. Check out that hair for short-haired brides! 

Heritage Prairie Farm is a farm-to-table venue nestled in the Chicago suburbs. This gorgeous location provided the perfect backdrop for a charming, romantic, and organic setting. Jen from Elm Street Social brought the vision together with her impeccable styling. She introduced perfectly paired tones, textures, and styling concepts that are fresh yet timeless. This real-life couple emoted so much JOY during this inspiration shoot. We are so blessed to capture this chapter in their love story!

orange and blue wedding colors - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

wedding paper goods - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

watercolor wedding menus - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

orange and blue wedding flowers - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

seating chart ideas - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

wedding fruit decor - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

watercolor wedding stationery - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

wedding photographers - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

wedding cake tables - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding desserts - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

getaway cars - http://ruffledblog.com/tangerine-and-soft-blue-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

One July Photography

Event Design

Elm Street Social

Floral Design

Wallflower Designs

Venue

Heritage Prairie Farm

Wedding Dress

Ellyn Elizabeth

Hair

Hair by Spair

Makeup

Carly Pribich, Professional Makeup Artist

Groom's Attire

Menguin Tuxedos

Wedding Cake

The Sugar Path

Calligraphy and Wedding Invitations

Paper Love Club

Grown Up and Elegant Pink Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Laura Ivanova

When your soon-to-be proposes to you in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World, it makes sense that you’d want to add some fairy tale elements into your wedding day in tribute. Laura Ivanova captured the wedding of Ashley and Jon, a couple who made sure their big day was totally infused with their personalities and loves. This included a heaping portion of pink blooms put together by Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling, ranging from roses to anemones to the all-time wedding favorite, peonies.

Elegant Calhoun Beach Club Wedding - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

From the bride, Ashley: We wanted the entire day to be a reflection of our personalities and our relationship. Jon has always been traditional and a bit old-fashioned, whereas I tend to like things that are trendy and unique, so our wedding was a combination of our two styles. We also kept things fun and playful by adding in details that were special to us. Jon proposed in front of Cinderella’s Castle in Disney World, so we had fun creating a bit of a fairy tale theme to go along with that; my Hayley Paige gown (I called it my princess dress) and our ‘happily ever after’ cake topper were two places you can see that. Additionally, we had both lived our entire lives in Minnesota but knew that we would be moving to New Orleans shortly after the wedding, so we tried to throw in some very Minnesotan details where we could to celebrate the state we love so much! Our venues were situated in our favorite spot on the lakes in Minneapolis, just blocks from our apartment building. Taking pictures on the beach where we had walked so many times before felt special and almost surreal. Jon and I are huge hockey fans and one of our favorite things to do together is go to Wild hockey games so my parents surprised us by having the Wild mascot show up during our cocktail hour. Having him there was a huge hit with guests and the pictures that we got are priceless!

wedding ring box - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

bride reading note - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

peony and rose bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

Bouquet recipe: Peonies, ranunculus, roses, and anemones.

bride and bridesmaids - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

bouquets - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

waterside wedding kiss - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

peony and rose bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

Pink has always been my favorite color so it was an easy choice for my flowers. My parents also had a pink wedding 30 years ago and their marriage means so much to me, so I wanted to give a nod to that. I am proud that even as a medical student, I managed to plan and execute a lot of the wedding details on my own! Two projects that I am really proud of are the Mr. and Mrs. signs for the back of our chairs at the reception and the table of photos displaying our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photos.

ceremony doors - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

ceremony decor - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

bridesmaids during ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have fun with the planning! Try to throw in little details that are unique to YOU! I think it’s great to find inspiration from other weddings online and in magazines, but at the end of the day you should look at your wedding day and be able to say that no one else in the world could have a wedding exactly like yours. The personal details will be the ones that stand out when you think back on your day.

chic wedding reception - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

wedding reception - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

tablescape - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

table number - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

small peony centerpiece - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

mr and mrs chair - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

traditional wedding cake - http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

wedding chairs http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-calhoun-beach-club-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D (I got tears in my eyes the minute that they started playing it. That piece is such a classic at weddings and the moment I heard it was when I had that “Oh my gosh I’m about to get married’ moment.)
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee

Be sure to catch the wedding film from Mike Cunningham:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Laura Ivanova

Floral Design

Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling

Ceremony Venue

Lake of the Isles Lutheran

Reception Venue

Calhoun Beach Club

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige

Earrings

Haute Bride

Jewelry

Kate Spade

Hair and Makeup

Blowdry! Blowdry Bar Minneapolis

Bridesmaid Attire

The Wedding Shoppe St. Paul

Groom and Groomsmen Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Groomsmen Gifts

Sota Clothing

Catering and Wedding Cake

D'Amico Catering

Ceremony Music

Lake Minnetonka String Quartet

DJ

Instant Request

Wedding Invitations and Place Cards

Minted

Videography

Mike Cunningham

Transportation

Gray Line MN

Woodland Garden Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Look no further if you’re in need of some wedding day inspiration that combines the beautiful woodland outdoors, stunning photos by Amberlee for Jessica Cooper Photography, and picture-perfect blooms by Larkspur Botanicals. This wedding, tucked away in the trees, has got the right amount of whimsy and romance and those two things have always gone so well together.

romantic wedding arbor - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

From the bride, Amory: My fiancé and I wanted to have a very intimate backyard wedding. We were going for a rustic yet simple style. The backyard was so gorgeous with lots of trees and greenery so we really wanted that to be a big part of the style.

groom's accessories - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

bridal accessories - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

solitaire wedding rings - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

Flower recipeEucalyptusdahliasgarden & spray roseslisianthus and wildflowers. I had a beautiful bouquet with ivories and touches of blush while the bridesmaid had ivory bouquets.

wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

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lace wedding dress backs - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

Our day was romantic, fun and rustic. I went with a gold/blush color scheme. We had lots of DIY projects such as creating our seating chart. My father in law built the big piece of wood and stained it for us. Once that was done, my sister in law wrote all of the table numbers and guests names on our sign. It was one of my favorite pieces of the wedding. She also made our drink menu, ceremony sign and an “unplugged sign”. The unplugged sign was an important part for both my fiancé and I. We wanted people to really be there with us and share this special moment rather than on their phones.

We then shared our professional photos with our family & friends when we received them, which they loved. I created little cones with flower petals to have thrown once my husband and I walked out of the ceremony. I also created the table numbers. I bought lots of gold & blush picture frames and we wrote the table numbers inside of them. They were adorable and very easy to make.

wedding kiss - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

balloon wedding decor - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wooden seating chart - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding tables - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

bridesmaids bouquets - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

floral table runner - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding favors - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning your wedding is half the fun! It may get crazy and difficult but stay true to what you want. Everyone will be happy if you are happy. Some of my best memories besides the wedding, were planning it. Such as buying my dress with my mom, cake tasting etc.

table numbers - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

wedding party - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

pink wedding details - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

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whimsical wedding cakes - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

sparkler exits - http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-garden-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery
Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “More than Words,” Extreme
Bridal Processional: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding
Recessional: “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
First Dance: “I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain (My husband had heard that song in the car when he was about 7 years old. He had told his nanny that would be his wedding song one day.)
We also played Endless Love by Lionel Richie which was my in-laws’ wedding song. It was their 20th anniversary so we played it for them and let them have a dance. It was a total surprise to them and such a great moment.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography - Associate Shooter, Amberlee Namini

Floral Design

Larkspur Botanicals

Venue

Private Residence

Wedding Dress

BHLDN "Adalynn"

Hairpiece

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Pin It Up & Pout

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Nordstrom

Groom and Groomsmen's Attire

J.Crew

Wedding Cake

My Daughter's Cakes

DJ

Sound Illusion DJs

Rentals

Big Dawg Party Rentals

Signage and Calligraphy

Diana Clarizio

Save-the-Dates and Wedding Invitations

Minted

Post-Processing

The Refined Union

Spring Crossroads Estate Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Brooke Borough

Lizzie and Paul’s wedding is one of the most darling things we’ve seen today, and Brooke Borough captured all of it in its glory. This California fête in the springtime by Jill & Co Events is radiating in its whimsical flashes of pink with Anna le Pley Taylor‘s floral goodness ranging from the bride’s dainty bouquet to those creations lining the ceremony aisle. One thing we have to comment on: vintage barns can rock ceiling draping like no other.

vintage cars at weddings - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

From the event coordinator, Jill & Co Events: Lizzie & Paul tied the knot at a beautiful estate in Los Olivos, CA – Crossroads Estate, a Foley Family Wines property. Mid spring they said their “I Do’s” underneath an old oak tree at the base of rolling hills surrounded by 250 of their loved ones. The bride and her mother were meticulous with design details and strove to truly bring the outdoors into the vintage barn. Soft drapery on the poles of the barn with garlands flowing up and down drapes truly brought this outdoor feel alive.

garden rose bouquets - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

outdoor bridal portraits - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

outdoor wedding ceremonies - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony arch - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

wedding photography - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

wooden branch wedding arch - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

rustic wedding lounge area - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

pink tablescapes - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

chalkboard pedestal menu - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

The strewn market lights and chandelier over the dance floor softened up the barn and gave it elements of warm dimension. A trio played during cocktail hour al fresco, where guests gave heart felt speeches to the newlyweds. This couple chose a different direction than your typical sit down dinner, and offered numerous delicious food stations in a cocktail style meal, with guests mingling about, offering a unique guest experience. The night fluidly continued into hours of dancing with an incredible live band, compliments of the best friend of the groom and lead musician. Lizzie & Paul capped the night off with a bottle of champagne and jumped into a romantic vintage car before speeding off to their honeymoon and life as husband and wife!

blush bridesmaids dresses - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

simple place settings - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

wedding draping - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

sweetheart table - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

wedding photographers - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

sweetheart table ideas - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

wedding venues - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

black and white wedding photography - photo by Brooke Borough http://ruffledblog.com/spring-crossroads-estate-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Colorful Bohemian German Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

An outdoor boho chic wedding doesn’t always have to be in an earthy setting as Sarah and Martin’s vibrant Germany wedding proves. Expertly photographed by Ashley Ludaescher Photography, hosting a bohemian-style fête on the grounds of an impressive estate like this one in the equally-impressive German countryside is just as perfect! Choosing a palette with moody reds as the foundation, Love Circus transformed Sarah and Martin’s wedding venue into a hip location with the right amount of elegance from Ulrike Buchheim‘s floral designs. All of the different elements and trends harmonizing so well together has us gleaming with delight!

Germany wedding photographers - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

From the photographer, Ashley Ludaescher Photography: This wedding beautifully styled by Love Circus, was so much fun to photograph. With a bohemian garden theme, guests enjoyed the beautiful summer weather in Northern Germany on the stunning grounds of Schloss Herzfelde. Guests escaped the city and spent the weekend celebrating Sarah & Martin tying the knot after a decade together. From the flower crown station for the guests to create their own flower crowns, to the bride’s gorgeous Mira Zwillinger dress, the weekend was filled with beautiful touches and details. Sarah works in fashion and her dress purchased from Brown’s Bride in London fit her perfectly and matched the relaxed sophisticated vibe of the wedding weekend.

Germany wedding venues - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding handkerchiefs - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

blush colored wedding dresses - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

outdoor Germany wedding venues - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding arch - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

peach and red wedding flowers - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding ceremony readings - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

groom reading wedding vows - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

bridal recessional - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding lounge areas - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

boho wedding ideas - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

Mixing and matching wedding style ideas can be nerve-wracking, especially if the two or more ideas are complete polar opposites of one another. Opt for having luscious florals if you’re seeking out an elegant wedding and toss your more modern ideas in during cocktail hour, as seen here in Sarah and Martin’s fun and bohemian wedding lounge area. A huge tip for pulling the ideas off: be sure to keep the color choices consistent throughout your big day!

cocktail hour games - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

groom's tuxedo ideas - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

red flowers - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding reception tables - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding candle decor - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

bridesmaids dresses - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding photography - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

winter centerpieces - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

marquee lettering - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

simple wedding cakes - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

wedding exit - photo by Ashley Ludaescher http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-bohemian-german-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Event Design

Love Circus

Floral Design

Ulrike Buchheim

Floral Crowns

Kopflegenden

Venue

Schloss Herzefelde

Wedding Dress

Mira Zwillinger

Bridal Boutique

Brown's Bride

Groom's Attire

Dolce & Gabbana

Catering

Balthazar

Wedding Cake

Fräeulein Wild

Officiant

Dr. Silke Andrea Schuemmer

Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Like the bride said, her wedding had the flower wall of her dreams. Once you see it, you’ll understand why it’s ours too! Matt and Danielle’s California wedding was a dream and thanks to Katie Shuler Photography, we’re able to share all of the bright colors, elegant wedding details from LB Event Planning, and the must-see flower wall and other fantastic florals by Events by Sammy.

tropical colors flower wall - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

From the bride, Danielle: I have always envisioned having a tent reception! The feel is so classic and elegant but also very warm and intimate because of the added nature/garden feel — we both loved that. Matt and I wanted a formal wedding, but one that would be reflective of us as a couple, by remaining personal, and fun! We wanted our wedding to also be elegant, classic, warm, personal, timeless, and garden chic. We were able to achieve that exact vision with the help of my mom, sister and LB Events.

romantic garden ceremony - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

wedding ceremony venues in California - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

wedding processional - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

wedding photographers - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

black bridesmaids dresses - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

Flower recipeBridal bouquet was peonies, maids bouquets and table arrangements were garden roses (my favorite) and Events by Sammy created the flower wall of my dreams!!!

pets at weddings - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

elegant wedding party - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

seating chart - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

peonies and roses wedding flowers - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

mercury glass wedding details - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

wedding tables - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

wedding decor - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay true to yourselves! If your day reflects you as a couple, it will be a memorable day for everybody, no matter what. For us, the best touches were the personal ones. We had Matt’s best childhood friend marry us, we wrote our own vows, and I surprised Matt with a visit from our labradoodle during bridal portraits. Unbeknownst to us at the time, our favorite intimate moments were also recognized, and acknowledged, by our family and friends as being the most special. Hire a photographer that you gel with! Matt and I instantly clicked with Katie. Her relational skills, I think, is one of her gifts as a photographer, aside from her insanely talented eye. By the end of the experience we felt like the best of friends — comfortable and ourselves in front of her lens. We absolutely cherish our wedding photos and I know our relationship with our photographer was a big factor.

wedding reception decor - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

orange wedding ideas - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

fall wedding ideas - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

metallic wedding cakes - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

romantic weddings - photo by Katie Shuler Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hummingbird-nest-ranch-wedding

Make sure you watch the wedding film from 618 Studios:

Wedding Music:
Prelude: “This Is How We Do It,” Montell Jordan
Bride’s Processional: “Green Eyes,” Coldplay
Bridal Party Entrance: “California Love,” Tupac
Newlyweds Entrance: “You and Me,” Bassnectar (ft. W. Darling)
First Dance: “Cinema,” Jason Evigan
Father/Daughter Dance: “Seven Bridges,” The Eagles
Mother/Son Dance: “Life Rolls On,” Slightly Stoopid

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Katie Shuler Photography

Assistant Photography

Wade Carr

Event Coordination

Kiersten Anderson, LB Event Planning

Floral Design

Events by Sammy

Venue

Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Wedding Dress

Monique Lhuillier

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik

Hair and Makeup

TEAM Hair and Makeup

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Adrianna Papell

Groom's Attire

Hugo Boss

Groomsmen's Attire

The Black Tux

Catering and Dessert Bar

Command Performance

Wedding Cake

Jessica Meramble

Bar

Liquid Catering

Guitarist

Stephen Rothkopf

DJ

Alan Reno, Let the Music Play

Transportation

24/7 Events

Rentals and Lighting

A Rental Connection

Paper Goods

Prim and Pixie

Film Lab

Richard Photo Lab

Videography

618 Studios

Colorful Ironstone Vineyards Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Erin Milnik

An elegant wedding in the countryside can definitely be styled to how you want it, so when Cat and John were planning their California vineyard nuptials, they wanted heaps of color and a lovely dash of whimsy thrown in for good measure. Their florist, Rare Palette, went all out in designing the wedding blooms, using wondrous combinations of peonies, tulips, and garden roses that got our hearts racing. We’re so glad Erin Milnik was there to capture this day!

Colorful Ironstone Vineyards Wedding - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

From the bride, Cat: We imagined an elegant wedding in the country — classic, vintage, romantic, rustic. Our color scheme was navy with pops of orange, pinks, golden yellow, and greens. We had some DIY projects, including handcrafted petal cones, a custom welcome sign and seating chart made from reclaimed pallets and stained by John, our table number holders and table numbers, the weathered arbor (steel wool, vinegar, and black tea stain), seed packet name cards, and the ribbon garland on cake table.

wedding invitations - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

bridal veils - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

groom's attire - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

ceremony rose petals - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

ceremony signage - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

handkerchief favors - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

Flower recipe: Peonies, tulips, garden and spray roses, pink queen anne’s lace, jasmine vine, lambs ear, ferns, Hypericum berries, silver dollar eucalyptus and poppy pods

flower girl and ring bearer outfits - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

wedding decor - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

wedding ceremony exit - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Things will go wrong and no one but you will know. If you can go with the flow, you will have an amazing day!

flower girl - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

seating chart - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

pink and orange flowers - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

From the photographer, Erin MilnikI’m thrilled to be sharing John and Cat’s wedding day with you! I met the couple in a coffee shop in Murphy’s California… the couple was staying in a cabin nearby, had been wine tasting, and decided they loved Ironstone Vineyards so much that they ended up booking it for their wedding venue. John is a design director at Clif Bar so the wedding would be full of great design and lots of color.

bridesmaids bouquets - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

tattooed brides - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

wedding reception ideas - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

wedding place settings - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

tulip wedding flowers - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

whimsical flower arrangements - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

centerpieces - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

wedding sparklers - photo by Erin Milnik http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-ironstone-vineyards-wedding

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power
Recessional: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
First Dance: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Erin Milnik

Floral Design and Rentals

Rare Palette

Venue

Ironstone Vineyards

Wedding Dress

Allure Bridals

Veil

Yuri C. Wedding Shoppe

Hairpiece

Gilded Shadows

Wedding Dress Alterations

Janene's Bridal Boutique

Wedding Shoes

Nina Shoes

Earrings

Plug Parlour

Robes

Just Cottons

Makeup

Sidney Le Beauty

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Adrianna Papell, Vera Wang

Groom's Attire

Beckett & Robb

Catering

Lunch Lady Catering

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Butter & Cream

Band

Emily & Marty

Lighting

Sound Extreme Productions

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Stylish Greenpoint Loft Wedding

Modern Weddings

Seeing weddings break the mold and step outside of the box is a lovely and welcome thing. When we get served up a dish of unique wedding details with a stunning couple to boot, it reinvigorates us. Abby and Jeremy not only brought the industrial style to their Brooklyn wedding; they incorporated one-of-a-kind wedding details and florals by Wyld that were snapped by Shannon and Elena for Amber Gress Photography that we absolutely adore.

modern wedding fashion - photos by Shannon Roddy and Elena Mudd for Amber Gress Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-greenpoint-loft-wedding

From the bride, Abby: We knew that we wanted to get married in Brooklyn (where we met), but we wanted an unconventional event space. Something that felt like our experience of Brooklyn—artsy, approachable, maybe even a little gritty. When we stepped into The Greenpoint Loft we fell in love instantly. It was the perfect mix of urban and industrial with huge potential and freedom for anything we wanted to create. In all honesty, it just felt like a really cool yet unpretentious place where we could party hard with all our best buds.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Shannon Roddy and Elena Mudd for Amber Gress

Event Planning, Design, and Wedding Invitations

The Bride and Groom

Day-of Coordinator

The UnRuffled Bride Wedding & Event Coordination

Floral Designer

Wyld

Venue

The Greenpoint Loft

Wedding Dress

Etsy

Wedding Shoes

Jeffrey Campbell

Custom Sneakers

Nike

Earrings

Kate Spade

Hairpiece

The Lady Bride

Turquoise Cuff

House of Harlow

Hair

Jessie Peterson, Scarlet Salon

Makeup

Natalia Lopez de Quintana

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

Pies N Thighs

Desserts

Dough Doughnuts

Getting-Ready Hotel

Wythe Hotel

Videography

Max & Molly Films

Photo Booth

Andy Lin, The Self-Portrait Project

Intimate Garden Wedding Ceremony

Garden Weddings

While we love a no holds barred wedding day with an elaborate reception, Danna and Gib’s wedding makes it clear that all you really need are two people madly in love (and maybe some cake). Emily March Photography celebrated the couple’s garden wedding ceremony — decorated beautifully by TreBella Florist — which was followed up with some tasty eats and tequila shots. What better way to celebrate saying yes to forever?

Jewish wedding ceremony chuppah - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

Intimate Garden Wedding Ceremony - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-garden-wedding-ceremony

From the photographer, Emily March: Danna and Gib had the definition of a whirlwind engagement. Gib proposed this past February, only a few months before getting deployed overseas with the Army. Too excited to wait to get married, the pair opted for an intimate civil ceremony barely a month after Gib popped the question!
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily March Photography

Floral Design

TreBella Florist

Venue

Coker Arboretum on the University of North Carolina Campus

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

LeatherStrata

Hair and Makeup

LULA Hair & Makeup

Groom's Suit

DKNY

Wedding Cake

Sugar Euphoria

Whimsical California Ranch Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Carlie Statsky

Ranch weddings are always so great if you want to catch a glimpse of whimsical inspiration, aren’t they? Today’s wedding and gorgeous images from Carlie Statsky brings with it some unparalleled outdoor wedding scenes; crazy-beautiful florals from Wild Child Flower with hard-to-miss, bursting pink dahlias; and just a bright and fun color palette so well-done by Beijos Events that works with all of the surrounding earthy greenery.

ranch wedding ideas - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-california-ranch-wedding
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Carlie Statsky

Event Planning and Styling

Beijos Events

Floral Designer

Wild Child Flower

Venue and Catering

Radonich Ranch, Vignette Events

Wedding Dress

Olvi's

Ring Bearer's Attire

J.Crew

Groom's Attire

Hugo Boss

Wedding Cake

The Buttery

DJ

DJ Sparkle

Furniture Rentals

Pieces by Violet

Pink Drinking Glasses

frances lane

Napkins

borrowed BLU

Signs and Key Chain Favors

The Duo Studio

Calligraphy

Brown Fox Calligraphy

Modern Downtown Savannah Wedding

Modern Weddings

Today’s wedding is hailing from the ever-beautiful Savannah, Georgia. When you have plenty of lovely sights and scenery in this town, it’s no wonder why Emily and Adam wanted to say their I Do’s here. Mackensey Alexander Photography captured the couple’s beautiful wedding day along with all of the very fine details with it. This warm-colored wedding adds such a heavy dash of sophistication and modernity, and what we love the most is that the couple came up with the design all on their own with Ivory + Beau helping them execute their vision.  They kept the color palette toned down and went for cool browns and soft neutrals, and then went bold with the flowers and enlisted Colonial House of Flowers for their skills. This elegant fête is one for the books!

savannah weddings - photo by Mackensey Alexander Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-downtown-savannah-wedding

From the bride, Emily: Adam and I wanted our wedding to feel like an intimate, joyful dinner with our friends and family. We wanted our wedding to feel formal yet understated, modern yet warm, and elegant yet relaxed. We wanted every moment to genuinely feel like us, and to reflect our joy. More than anything, we wanted to give our guests the opportunity to feel our love – both the love between Adam and me, and the love we have for all of them.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Mackensey Alexander Photography

Second Photographer

Wendy Norman

Wedding Coordinator

Ivory + Beau

Floral Designer

Colonial House of Flowers

Venue

The Charles H. Morris Center

Wedding Dress

Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Shoes

L.K. Bennett

Accessories

J.Crew

Hair and Makeup

Beyond Beautiful by Heather

Groom's Attire

The Trunk Club

Catering

Cha Bella Catering

Wedding Cake

KM Cake Design

Ceremony Music

Chris Dooley

DJ

All About You Entertainment

Officiant

Rev. Joe Wadas

Rentals

Snyder Events

Gold Flatware

Set Event Rentals

Transportation

Oglethorpe Trolley Tours

Wedding Invitations

Hello Tenfold

Bright + Modern NYC Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Haley Sheffield

Buckle in, because we’re about to share the wedding of event and floral designer extraordinaire Juli Vaughn of Juli Vaughn Designs. With some planning expertise from Leah of Color Pop Events and the help of some of New York’s finest vendors, the wedding turned into a “color-filled, festive, whimsical event” in the bride’s own words. Thank you to Haley Sheffield for taking these wonderful images!

Bright + Modern NYC Wedding - photo by Haley Sheffield Photography event and floral design by Juli Vaughn Designs http://ruffledblog.com/bright-modern-NYC-wedding

From the bride, Juli: When Josh and I started planning our wedding, the first thing we realized was that we wanted all of our dearest friends present and involved and made to feel like our wedding was the most fun they’d ever had. It was the driving force in all of our details and all of our festivities. Because it was the second wedding for both of us, we chose to solely invite friends instead of family. We planned a weekend of events – Friday night tacos and karaoke instead of a rehearsal, morning yoga the day of the wedding to calm nerves and start the day off right, a double decker bus tour of NYC for the cocktail hour, and a pajama brunch at the hotel the day after the wedding.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Haley Sheffield

Event and Floral Design

Juli Vaughn Designs

Event Planning

Color Pop Events

Venue

Cata

Custom Wedding Dress

Carol Hannah Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Sophia Webster

Hair and Makeup

Andrea Carter Artistry

Custom Groom's Attire

Michael Andrews Bespoke

Wedding Cakes

Nine Cakes

Ice Cream Bar

Luca & Bosco Ice Cream

Trio

Ryo Sasaki

DJ

74 Events

Installation

Gina Paola Design

Rentals (Farm Table, Copper Barstools)

Patina Rentals

Rentals (Gold Chairs)

Taylor Creative

Rentals (Orange Chairs, Barware, Gold Silverware)

Octavia & Brown

Linens

Nuage Designs

Wedding Invitations

Gubba Gumma

Calligraphy and Menus

Ashley Buzzy Lettering and Press

Vintage Taxi

F I L M C A R S, NewYorkChecker

Double Decker Bus

Open Loop

Urban Glam Wedding in Long Beach

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Erin Hearts Court

Today’s wedding showcases the result when two styles fuse — one with a modern organic background, and the other on the more traditional side. Shalina and Chad’s wedding blended these aesthetics beautifully, using marquee signs, fuchsia flowers, and traditional ceremony pews to tie everything together. Thank you to Erin Hearts Court, Krista Jon, and Christina from Archive Rentals for all your wonderful work here!

urban glam wedding in Long Beach - photo by Erin Hearts Court http://ruffledblog.com/urban-glam-wedding-in-long-beach

From the event planners, Archive Rentals: Salty and sweet; coffee and tea; she and he… their 11 years in the making! With her Filipino and Indian heritage and his all-American Minnesota upbringing, Shalina + Chad’s union was a merging of opposites in the best of ways! While Shalina envisioned a modern meets organic design, Chad’s vision veered towards the traditional. The result? A perfect pairing of a church ceremony with an alternative after-party at an industrial NY style loft space, The Loft on Pine!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Erin Hearts Court

Wedding Planning and Rentals

Christina Wright from Archive Rentals

Floral Design

Krista Jon

Venue

The Loft on Pine

Catering

Urban Palate

Desserts

Sweet and Saucy Shop

Cotton Candy

Bon Puf

Salt Tasting Bar

Laguna Salt Company

Bar

Cocktail Concierge

Bartender

Pharmacie

DJ

Dart DJs

Lighting

Aspect Lighting

Catering Rentals

Signature Rentals

Custom Wood Signage and Marquee Timeline

Blot & Dot

Custom Save the Dates

Lupa & Pepi

Boho Ranch Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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

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

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

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kristen Joy Photography

Event Planning and Design

Weddings & Events by Emily

Floral Design

Layers of Lovely

Venue

WHY Ranch

Wedding Dress

LuRaquel

Bridal Store

Fit for a Bride

Hair and Makeup

Makeup in the 702

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Bridesmaids

Wedding Cake

Peridot Sweets

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Openinkstand Calligraphy

Film Lab

Richard Photo Lab

Colorful Wedding at Terrain

Garden Weddings

No matter how many times we see rain on a wedding day, it never appears to put a damper on the newlyweds’ faces. Amanda and Rich were all smiles for their color-filled wedding day at Terrain at Styer’s, one of our very own long-time favorite venues! Ruffled vendor danfredo photos + films nailed it behind the camera, while Fresh Designs Florist brought the bride’s dream floral visions to life.

colorful wedding at Terrain - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

From the bride, Amanda: My husband Rich and I visited Terrain, our venue, for a coffee several months before we got engaged. We loved how beautiful, rustic, and romantic it was while also feeling laid back and cozy. Terrain’s vibe informed much of our wedding planning. We knew we wanted to get married, and we knew that we wanted all of our guests to really enjoy celebrating with us and to feel like they were a part of something special too. As we planned, we tried to imagine our wedding from the perspective of our guests and make everything as easy and fun as possible.

Alvina Valenta wedding dress - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

Ruffled - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

bouquet with fuchsia flowers - photo by danfredo photos and film http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-terrain

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Wedding Vendors

Floral Design

Fresh Designs Florist

Venue and Catering

Terrain at Styer's

Wedding Dress

Alvina Valenta

Bridal Store

Jennifer's Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Stuart Weitzman

Jewelry

J.Crew

Hair and Makeup

Sulimay's Urban Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom's Suit

Suit Supply

Groom's Shoes

J.Crew

Groom's Tie

The Tie Bar

Wedding Cakes

Nutmeg Cake Design

DJ

Love City DJs

Wedding Stationery

Smitten on Paper

Videography

danfredo photos + film

Stylish Williamsburg Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

If ever there was a couple that exuded style from every pore, it’s today’s couple in this wedding from Pat Furey. The groom’s blue suit is sharp to a T, the bride’s bouquet by Fox Fodder Farm tied with an Hermès scarf is all kinds of chic, and her silk gown by Johanna Johnson is completely irresistible. Color us smitten.

stylish Williamsburg wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

From the bride, Jackie: Mike and I both agreed we wanted a wedding that felt intimate, that felt very New York, that felt very relaxed, that was full of good food; we wanted to share an intimate moment with our nearest and dearest… and then let loose and really celebrate. We live in the East Village and just across the bridge in BK was the Wythe Hotel. They fit the bill with their gorgeous indoor/outdoor space complete with foliage, exposed brick, a huge beautiful bar and oodles of built in ambiance. Fall seemed perfect – golden leaves, a chill in the air and a dream of donning a leather jacket with my wedding dress. What we got was green leaves, unseasonably warm weather and a torrential downpour to tell the grandkids about. We couldn’t help but laugh about the ridiculousness of it all.

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

wedding dress - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

first look - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

first look - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

first look - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

bouquet tied with scarf - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

groom boutonniere - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

light pink garden rose bouquet - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

A theme isn’t really our thing. Colors on the other hand… Jewel tones are my jam. I love love love raspberry, maroon and deep pinks. Pair that with deep greens, shades of cream, off white, ecru and accents of gold and I am in absolute heaven. That being said, the color scheme really only pertained to our flowers and the place cards. Everyone has their own style and we wanted them to be able to wear what they wanted, what they felt good in.

card table - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

ceremony flowers - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

wedding sign - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-williamsburg-wedding

I can’t remember the root of it, but I wanted dip dye place cards. Some places said beet juice, others said grape juice, some said cranberry juice. Don’t be fooled, when it comes down to dying thick card stock, you need dye. I bought two shades of RIT and got down to business. It was time consuming to say the least, but I loved the way they turned out. Mike hand wrote the names of each guest. Table Numbers: This might be a little offbeat for a wedding but we have a thing with skulls. Tattoos, ceramic skulls from Mexico, hand drawn ones, decoupage plates from John Derian – you name it, we have them. I wanted to subtly incorporate that into the wedding. We hand stamped a skeleton couple holding hands with a heart in between them on the envelope on our Save the Dates. Our invites had hand stamped and embossed skeleton couples dressed to the nines on the envelope. Our table cards each had a hand drawn skull courtesy of Mike. We were going to keep them all and frame them, but a few went mysteriously missing. =) I wanted signs but couldn’t figure out the best way to do it. We enlisted a very talented friend with some serious X-acto knife skills who cut each letter out by hand and and glued them onto printed paper. Some of them were even strung together into a tiny banner for our card basket. Bless her and her crafty skills.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pat Furey

Floral Design

Fox Fodder Farm

Wedding Planning

Rebecca Reinhard

Venue

Wythe Hotel

Wedding Dress

Johanna Johnson

Wedding Shoes

Alexander Wang

Bride's Dance Shoes

Vans

Earrings and Bracelet

Jamie Wolf

Bridal Scarf on Bouquet

Hermès

Hair and Makeup

Gigi Shaker

Groom's Attire

Holland and Sherry

Rings

Tendenza

Catering and Wedding Cake

Reynard at Wythe Hotel

DJ

James Mulry

Whimsical Engine Room Wedding

Romantic Weddings

With a timeless color palette of pink, gold, and blue, it’s all but impossible to go wrong. Sarah and Branden embraced these colors on their wedding day in Georgia with Casto Photography & Cinema and Cote Designs, celebrating a love for each other surrounded by the most important people in their lives. This wedding has a bit of everything, so let’s jump on in!

whimsical engine room wedding - photo by Casto Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-engine-room-wedding

From the photographers, Casto Photography & Cinema: High school sweethearts Sarah & Branden envisioned a destination Georgia wedding celebrating their new life in the peach state while incorporating their love for their hometown in Maryland and love for the Baltimore Orioles (Branden is a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles organization). They wanted to create a day that was both unique but would remain timeless. Incorporating the chippy brick walls of the venue, hints of copper, a bold color palette of blues and pinks, paired with sunlight streaming through the windows and classic pairings, Sarah & Branden’s wedding was truly one of a kind and a reflection of their sweet love.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Casto Photography & Cinema

Event and Floral Design

Cote Designs

Venue

The Engine Room

Wedding Veil

Mayra's Veils

Hair and Makeup

Cucumber & Mint

DJ

Amp'd Entertainment

Invitations

Shine Wedding Invitations

Calligraphy

Kimberlylane Designs

Videography

Artworks Wedding Cinema

California Orange Grove Wedding

Modern Weddings

Last week we shared an inspiring wedding shoot in an orange grove, and today we’re bringing you a real wedding in one! Fondly Forever Photography and Hello Gem Events worked together on Becca and Michael’s big day, which took place completely outdoors and embraces the epitome of “California cool.”

California orange grove wedding - photo by Fondly Forever Photography http://ruffledblog.com/california-orange-grove-wedding

From the bride, Becca: Most importantly we wanted our guests to experience the beauty and warmth that we feel each time we visit our family ranch. Using this as our vision led us to make a number of design decisions alongside our wonderful planners Hello Gem such as: having all three parts of the wedding completely outdoors from the cocktail hour in the middle of the orange grove to the reception in a field under the stars. We felt this vision really came to life in many ways – our bartenders, for example, embraced the cocktail hour in the grove, spontaneously picking oranges from the tree and making fresh screwdrivers for guests!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Fondly Forever Photography

Event Planning, Decor, Floral Design, and Invitations

Hello Gem Events

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

Leanne Marshall

Wedding Veil

Jaclyn Jordan

Wedding Shoes

Cole Haan

Hair and Makeup

Kacee Geoffroy

Bridesmaid Dresses

Joanna August

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering and Desserts

Hungry Bear Catering

Popsicles

Si Paletas

Bar

Malibu Bartender

Wedding Music

Clover String Quartet

DJ

Dart DJ

Rentals and Lighting

Classic Party Rentals

Photo Booth

The Banana Stand

Hawaii Beach Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Today’s styled shoot — sent over by the talented Christa Taylor Photography and Designs by Hemingway — shows that you don’t have to be in a certain location to be inspired by it. This particular styled wedding uses Hawaii as an inspiration point, letting the breezy land influence relaxed style with heaps of organic influence.

Hawaii inspired wedding ideas - photo by Christa Taylor Photography http://ruffledblog.com/hawaii-inspired-wedding-ideas

From the event designer, Designs by Hemingway: With destination weddings on the rise, we wanted to capture the concept of bringing two worlds together in one artistic tableau. Artists separated by an ocean came together to form this “Portland meets Hawaii” wedding inspiration. Particularly designed for every destination bride who wants to bring some personal hometown flair to her tropical soiree.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christa Taylor Photography

Event Coordination, Floral Design, and Vintage Rentals

Designs by Hemingway

Wedding Dresses

Claire La Faye

Jewelry

Anne Bocci

Hair and Makeup

Kendrah Makeup

Wedding Cake

CakeWorks

Welcome Box

Parcel Portland

Calligraphy Banner

Katie Michelle Designs

Paper Goods

Tie That Binds

Feminine Ethereal Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Lovers of classic romance, this inspiration shoot will be right up your alley. Hannah Gaul Photography and Emily Events created a truly ethereal scene with soft details and romantic elements at every turn, with plenty of beautiful garden roses and greenery thrown in for good measure. Let’s take a look!

feminine ethereal wedding inspiration - photo by Hannah Gaul Photography http://ruffledblog.com/feminine-ethereal-wedding-inspiration

From the event deisgners, Emily Events: Set in the lush lawns under the towering groves of trees at the gorgeous Panoche Creek River Ranch, this shoot speaks to the romantic in all of us. Photographer Hannah Gaul Photography captured the soft details that could be found in everything from the blush garden roses to the soft silk ribbon from Honeysilks & Co that adorned the bouquet.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Hannah Gaul Photography

Event Design, Styling, and Floral Design

Emily Events

Venue

Panoche Creek River Ranch

Wedding Dress and Suit

Madeleine's Bridal Boutique

Jewelry

Gemma Jewels Shop

Hair

Hair by Jillian Carter

Makeup

Makeup by Dara

Wedding Cake

One Sweet Table

Rentals

Expo Party Rentals

Silk Ribbon

Honeysilks & Co

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Julie Ha Calligraphy & Design

Fuchsia and Emerald Wedding at Villa Woodbine

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Michelle March

The color combination of fuchsia and emerald green makes my heart sing oh-so-much, so you can imagine how excited I was to see this wedding from Michelle March and Sullivan Owen Floral & Event Design. The rich colors play off each other beautifully, and accent the couple’s romantic ceremony and reception more perfectly than we could imagine. Congratulations to the newlyweds, Joann and Nate!

fuchsia and emerald wedding at Villa Woodbine - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

From the bride, Joann: I envisioned a garden wedding with old world influences. The venue was my inspiration. I chose bridesmaid dresses that matched the lush greenery and palms. I saw the giant oak tree in the garden, and wanted to transform it into the backdrop of where we were to get married with Spanish moss and romantic florals.

hot pink wedding invitations - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

hot pink wedding invitations - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

wedding shoes - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Flower recipe: Peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, dahlias.

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

emerald bridesmaid dresses - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

emerald bridesmaid dresses - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

wedding party - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

bride and groom - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Emerald green and fuchsia were our main colors. I think my head table really encompasses the look of our wedding. We used vintage lace runners on the rustic farm tables, mercury glass and rose gold candle votives and vases, and assorted Vintage candlesticks with taper candles. We had a Vintage postcard station for guests to sign instead of a guest book, which one of my bridesmaids gradually mailed to me throughout our first year of marriage. Used Grandma’s vintage bell collection – one on each table for guests to “ring the bell to see kisses from the new Mr. and Mrs.”

ceremony under a tree - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

ceremony chair decor - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Ruffled - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

ceremony processional - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

wedding ceremony - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

ceremony kiss - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

ceremony recessional - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Try to have fun with your partner in making the plans. My husband is really into music so I let him take account for all things music related and he loved being able to contribute to the planning of our wedding day. I love florals and had so much fun being able to work with my florist to make my vision come true!

wedding greeting - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

escort card display - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

lasercut table number - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

nighttime romantic reception - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

rustic family wedding - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

candlestick table runner - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Ruffled - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

Ruffled - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

petite wedding cake - photo by Michelle March http://ruffledblog.com/fuchsia-and-emerald-wedding-at-villa-woodbine

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Recessional: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles
First Dance: “I Need My Girl,” The National

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Michelle March

Floral Design

Sullivan Owen Floral & Event Design

Day-Of Coordination

Christina Acosta for Bill Hansen

Venue

Villa Woodbine

Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara "Ubeda"

Wedding Veil

Erica Koesler

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom and Groomsmen Attire

Suit Supply

Catering

Bill Hansen Catering

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

Cloud 9 Bakery

Wedding Music

AA Musicians

Wedding Invitations

Squeeze My Hand

Scottish Chic Wedding in Portland

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Hazelwood Photo

Today’s wedding is a definite case of “Where do we begin?”. Everything about Meghan and Bobby’s wedding — from the lush, organic floral arrangements done by Selva Floral Design to the boho-meets-industrial vibe — is worth falling head over heels in love with. Thank you to Sarah of Hazelwood Photo for capturing the day and Social Hour Events for taking care of all the coordination!

Scottish chic wedding in Portland - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

From the bride, Meghan: We had a kind of boho, industrialist vibe in mind, with some key Scottish influences! My husband and I met in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where we live, but he’s from Scotland. His family flew over from Glasgow for the wedding and we wanted our wedding to reflect who we are now, but also where we’ve come from! We were looking for a really raw, natural and open space whose natural beauty would be our main decoration. We really wanted an unadorned and natural aesthetic. We absolutely found that in the Yale Union, a former laundry factory built in the early 1900s. The wedding took place on the top floor which has wall to wall windows and many skylights which flood the space with natural light. From there, it was really about building a wedding aesthetic that built around that gorgeous space.

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wedding rings - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wavy wedding hair - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

flower girl - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Scottish groom - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

fall toned bouquet - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

peony flower crown - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Scottish groomsmen - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

We wanted the raw, white, industrial elements of the venue to be the backdrop and Sarah’s florals and floral installation that she created as an altar made up the rest. This aesthetic really captures our personal style, but we also thought it best suited the venue which we wanted to be true to and at the same time, fussing too much over any one detail seemed like it would distract from the joy of the occasion. More than anything, we just really wanted to have a lot of fun! I mentioned it above, but having a few fun elements with reference to our past and our present life in Holland was something we tried to do here and there. Merit Badge handled our bar service and they were fantastic! We LOVED them! Our two signature drinks were the “Glasgow Mule” – a nod to my husband’s native Glasgow and the “The Old Dutch Bike” a reference to our life in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. While we worked with Anders Printing for all of our signage, the creative was actually designed and hand drawn by my husband Bobby. He’s been drawing funny little sketches since the day we met and they’re one of the many reasons he won my heart. They’re so charming and cheeky and sweet. Macklochrie was the moniker we used for all our signage and was our Instagram handle as well. It’s a combination of our last names – Mackendrick and Lochrie. Although Bobby is from Scotland, my last name is of Scottish origin, so somehow this funny combination of our names is still true to both of our Scottish roots (his being a lot more recent than mine!)

organic indoor ceremony - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

ceremony seating - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

ceremony processional - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wedding ceremony - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wedding dress back detail - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

ceremony recessional - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

We were so, so lucky to have our first choice of vendors for literally every key element of the wedding. The first two vendor wins started with Sarah Blasi at Selva Floral Design and Sarah Morrison of Hazelwood Photo. Sarah at Hazelwood Photo was referred to me by my brother and his wife. She had done a beautiful job capturing the wedding of a friend of theirs (who also happened to get married at Yale Union) and I knew instantly when I saw her work that she would capture the day in the way that we would want – unscripted and natural. Sarah at Selva Floral Design was the first vendor to be hired and frankly, I credit Sarah with not just creating the most beautiful floral arrangements I have ever seen, but for making our wedding vision a reality. You’re starting to see a lot of work like hers on the Portland wedding scene, but Sarah is really the OG of this kind of beautiful, natural aesthetic. I can’t even really explain her work in a simple sentence. She doesn’t just create arrangements, she builds installations. She’s a creative powerhouse and we’re so lucky to have had the chance to work with her. She’s an artist.

garden organic wedding - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

organic floral designs - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

indoor organic reception - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Well, I would say that despite best efforts to stay calm and enjoy the process, you will find yourself at a few junctures where you’re just a bit stressed out of your mind! You’re pulling off a production! That said, focus on finding vendors to partner with that you can trust, who respect your vision and who are just good people! We worked with THE nicest people we have ever met and this is in addition to being really the best in the industry. Focus on finding the right space and good food and don’t worry about the rest! It’ll all come together! Try to keep it as unscripted as possible, but somehow organized and then you won’t have some kind of freakout moment if things don’t go to “plan” because there really isn’t one! It’s a beautiful party and should be a lot of fun for everyone- most of all the bride and groom! We had a blast at our wedding!

wedding reception - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

geometric wedding details - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wooden table number - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

first dance - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Bach’s G Major Suite Prelude
Boys and Flower Girl Processional: “Shebag Shemore” (Traditional Celtic piece)
Bride’s Processional: “Here Comes My Baby,” Cat Stevens (live instrumental cello)
Recessional: “We’re Going To Be Friends,” White Stripes (live instrumental cello)
First Dance: Loch Lomond
We didn’t do a traditional first dance, but we did a play on a Scottish tradition. Normally this song is played at the end of a wedding in Scotland, but Scottish weddings run LATE, so we brought it in earlier, so that no one would miss it. Basically, all the guests come together in a big circle and the bride and groom hold hands in the middle facing each other and everyone sings along and rushes in and out towards and away from us holding hands and stomping their feet. It’s honestly one of my all-time favorite moments at any Scottish wedding. It brings me to tears every time! It’s a sad song about two lovers who have to be separated, but will meet again on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. It’s particularly special to us as my husband is from Glasgow and Loch Lomond is just outside the city, so is a much beloved local landmark.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Hazelwood Photo

Event Planning and Design

Social Hour Events

Floral Design

Selva Floral Design

Venue

Yale Union

Wedding Dress

Sarah Janks "Freya"

Bridal Store

The English Department

Alterations

Julia Garey

Wedding Shoes

LK Bennett

Hair and Makeup

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Flower Girl Attire

Tutu du Monde

Catering

Por Que No

Ice Cream

Ruby Jewel

Bar Service

Merit Badge

Coffee

Case Study Coffee

Bagpipes

Gordon Scot of Scottish Country Shop

Ceremony Music

David Eby

Cocktail Hour Music

Randal Bays and Band

DJ

Abner Gutuirrez

Rentals

Classic Vintage Rentals

Glasses and Tablewares

Party Pros

Event Lighting

Greenlight Creative

Officiant

Molly Little

Photobooth

Happymatic

Wedding Invitation Design

Groom

Wedding Invitation Printing

Anders Printing

Transportation

Ecoshuttle

Romantic Old Souls Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

onelove photography

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is truly one of the most beautiful venues out there. It’s got a bit of Old World charm to it, which just so happens to be perfect for KC and Andrew and their wedding! onelove photography captured the whole day behind the lens while Growing Grace Floral Design created floral arrangements that are nothing short of stunning.

romantic old souls wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

From the bride, KC: The wedding vision that we came up with as a couple represented us because the venue we chose was intimate, romantic and timeless. We wanted our wedding to be a comfortable setting for our family and guests that we don’t get to see too frequently. We are both pretty easy going people, and have both often been told that we have “old souls” which is why we both liked the idea of the design feeling rustic with lots of wood, greenery and pops of coppery metallic pieces.

wedding invitations - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

embellished wedding shoes - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bridesmaid dresses - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bouquet with succulents - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bridesmaid dresses - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

It was important to us that all of the people that were able to come that day feel appreciated as their presence was what we valued most. That’s what comes to mind when thinking about why we chose such a wide variety of desserts, so there could be a little bit of something for everyone. Why we chose the Photo Booth company that we did, because we wanted our guests to have a good time. It is also why myself and one of my bridesmaids hand made all of our wedding favors, because we were hoping that all our loved ones would feel the thanks we have for them and how they contributed to our lives and the people we are today.

ceremony details - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

romantic ceremony setup - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

A lot of the design was brought to life by KC’s step-mom Rebecca and her friend Kerry. They spent countless hours coming up with ideas to make the day unique. There was a moss covered “L” to represent our married last name “Lang” that was created by Kerry and attached to a vintage gate that Rebecca had found out an antique shop. The containers for the centerpieces are something that KC was particularly found of. She wanted to have wooden planters mixed with lanterns, but to use the lanterns as another terreriums. Michelle with Growing Grace Floral Design did an amazing job of making the centerpieces flow together almost like a runner down each of the guest tables. One nostalgic contribution used for the pictures that was parked out front of the venue, was KC’s grandfather’s 1931 Ford Model A. It was restored by her grandpa and will be kept in the Aman family for generations to come. It was lovely to have that additional vintage touch in photos that day.

window seating chart - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding place setting - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

geometric lantern centerpiece - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

tablescape - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning a wedding is much more detail oriented than we could have ever imagined. We had over a year to plan and still were down to the wire only a week or so before the wedding finalizing details. My biggest advice would be to be sure to reserve the venue as soon as possible, then work on what you want your wedding to feel like and hone in on that for details. We wrote our own vows, which was lovely but I wish we had made more time to memorize them that day. On the day of, all of the time and effort spent to make the day come together will seem like it went by so quickly. So be sure to take it all in, enjoy every minute of the whole day and remember you’re starting life’s journey with the person you love most in the entire world.

wedding desserts - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

pie pops - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri cover by The Piano Guys
Recessional: “The Dog Days Are Over,” Florence + The Machine
First Dance: “You are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontange

Wedding Vendors

Photography

onelove photography

Floral Design

Growing Grace Floral Design

Event Coordination and Venue

The Villa San Juan Capistrano

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Hair and Makeup

Flawless Faces

Bridesmaid Dresses

Jenny Yoo

Catering

Iva Lee's Catering

Wedding Cake

Sweet and Saucy

Rentals

Archive Rentals

Calligraphy

Starry Night Calligraphy, Sunny Ba

Videography

Emma Lynn Vincent

Vibrant Eclectic Wedding in Palm Springs

Bohemian Weddings

Any day is a good day for a Palm Springs wedding, like this one from Brian Evans Photography. With a never-ending assortment of colorful blooms and one of the most stylish couples we’ve ever seen (Petal and John Paul met while working at Louis Vuitton), you’re all but guaranteed to fall in love. Chic Productions and The Bloom of Time did beautiful work designing the event and floral decor for the day!

vibrant eclectic wedding in Palm Springs - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

From the photographer, Brian Evans Photography: Petal and John Paul met when they were both working at Louis Vuitton. With a couple like that you know their wedding is going to be packed with style. Within a few minutes of meeting Petal and John Paul I knew they were going to be an amazing couple to work with. They chose to say “I do” at one of the most iconic properties in Palm Springs. From the floral covered antique wedding arch to the beautiful invitations and the couple’s impeccable attire, this wedding was packed full of gorgeous details.

Palm Springs wedding invitations - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

BHLDN wedding dress - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding shoes - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

tropical boutonniere - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding jewelry - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

colorful tropical bouquet - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Protea, roses, marigolds, persimmons, thistle, snowberry, coxcomb, orchids, eucalyptus, and early fall foliage withstood the heat, looking fresh, fun, and festive! The couple loved the color turquoise, which is woven throughout the details of the wedding. The bride honored her Persian tradition serving desserts and menu items inspired by her culture, but favoured the non-traditional in choosing fashionable flower halos for her maids instead of hand-held bouquets.

wedding party - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

garden rose floral crown - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

ceremony decor - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

ceremony arch - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

ceremony processional - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding ceremony - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding ceremony - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

ceremony recessional - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

As much as I love seeing all the wonderful details, it’s the real moments that make a wedding special. This wedding was full of them. A secluded first look that took John Paul’s breath away. Petal walking down the aisle radiating with happiness. The wonderful words spoken about the couple. John Paul and his daughter sharing a dance that lit up the entire room. It may have been 110 degrees that day, but it could not have been a more perfect wedding.

seating chart - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

escort cards - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

yellow and orange centerpieces - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

watercolor table number - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

spring floral arrangement - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

cake with flowers - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Palm Springs wedding - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Brian Evans Photography

Event Coordination

Chic Productions

Floral Design

The Bloom of Time

Venue

The Parker Palm Springs

Wedding Dress

Catherine Deane for BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Manolo Blahnik

Bridesmaid Dresses

Anthropologie

Jewelry and Wedding Bands

Mozafarian Jeweler Los Angeles

Groom's Suit, Shirt, Tie, and Groomsmen Ties

Ermenegildo Zegna Made to Measure

Groom's Shoes

Louis Vuitton

Groomsmen Suits

J.Crew

DJ and Photo Booth

DJ Chris Paul

Lighting

Classic Party Rentals Palm Springs

Wedding Arch Installations

KMHallberg Design

Wedding Invitations

LilyCoDesign

Whimsical Retro Inspired Wedding

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Vanessa Velez

A retro inspired photoshoot with a color palette of blues and reds is just what the doc ordered for today, so we’re thrilled to share this beauty from Vanessa Velez, Soco Alicea, Rodri Studio. Loosely inspired by The Notebook, this shoot explores the imagined wedding between Allie and Noah with a lovely ceremony vignette and vintage inspired details aplenty.

whimsical retro inspired wedding - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

From the photographer, Vanessa Velez: As an avid reader and total romance addict Soco Alicea planned this wonderful shoot inspired by the epic Notebook novel. While I had seen many shoots done with this idea, we had yet to find one that actually got inspired to create their what if wedding. So we decided we wanted to take it upon ourselves to actually create the magical wedding that would have been in the Notebook if the main characters had gotten to the altar on screen.

wedding stationery - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

engagement shoot on bikes - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

wedding macarons - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

bicycle backdrop - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

bicycle wedding backdrop - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

bicycle ceremony backdrop - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

When our designer Rodri came on board he simply created magic and with the inspiration of the bicycles and the color scheme we came up with he created a creative and fun ceremony setup. We wanted to really incorporate the idea of the vintage feel and the water so we really worked with having a lot of details and colorful set ups that had the story embedded in each vignette. It was all about creating stories inside the story we where conveying on the shoot.

pink and red floral arrangement - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

tablescape - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

vintage inspired tablescape - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

blue place setting - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

blue glassware - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

burgundy and pink centerpiece - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

painted wedding cake - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

wedding flowers in a canoe - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Vanessa Velez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-retro-inspired-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography and Styling

Vanessa Velez

Event Planning and Styling

Soco Alicea

Floral and Set Design Styling

Rodri Studio

Hair and Makeup

A Touch of Beauty by Lily

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Sucrette Miami

Rentals and Props

Confetti Event Productions

Wedding Invitations

Love and Paperie

Monochrome Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

We’re kicking off 2016 the right way, with some gorgeous wedding gowns and bridal inspiration. A wonderfully talented team including Heidrich Photography, Hera Weddings + Events, and Fleurish Flower Shop put together this monochrome shoot full of endless texture and breathtaking beauty ideas for all you brides planning your wedding looks now! Of course, we have to mention the epic paper flower backdrop from Prairie Love — can you believe how gorgeous it is?

monochrome bridal inspiration - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

From the photographer, Heidrich Photography: The inspiration behind this shoot was to juxtapose the intricate delicacy of a wedding gown with the rawness of an industrial space. All of the dresses are from Rue De Seine’s 2016 collection.

monochrome bridal inspiration - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

cutout lace wedding dress - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

paper flower backdrop detail - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

soft bridal makeup - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

lace wedding dress cap sleeve - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

boho bride - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

monochrome bridal inspiration - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

bridal hair accessory - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Rue de Seine wedding dresses - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

organic romantic floral arrangement - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

garden rose floral arrangement with greenery - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Moroccan wedding blanket - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

romantic ceremony decor - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

bohemian inspired lounge area - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

paper flower backdrop - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Heidrich Photography

Event Design

Hera Weddings + Events

Floral Design

Fleurish Flower Shop

Wedding Dresses

Rue de Seine

Bridal Store

Bridal Boutique

Hair

Heather Mac Hair Design

Makeup

Blushed Beauty Artistry

Paper Flower Backdrop

Prairie Love

Models

Numa Models

Coral Wedding with a Flower Ceremony Backdrop

Romantic Weddings

Who doesn’t need a nice dose of bright colors in winter? Allison and Chris’ whimsical wedding uses a color palette of coral and grey with a beautiful array of flowers and succulents, including dahlias, garden roses, and craspedia. Artistrie Co., Life in Bloom, and Midwestern Bride did beautiful work here!

coral wedding with a flower ceremony backdrop - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

From the photographers, Artistrie Co.: This Rivers Restaurant wedding is what dreams are made of. With floral design by Life in Bloom, make-up by Joanna B Artistry, hair by Debra Petrielli, coordination by Midwestern Bride, and DJ-ing by Toast & Jam, where can you go wrong? That’s a dream team of Chicago wedding vendors if I’ve ever seen one! Add that to a beautiful outdoor setting along the Chicago River, and you have found the most perfectly adorable wedding ever. Allison and Chris’ summer soiree was bright, cheerful and perfectly them.

bridal accessories - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

engagement ring - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

boutonnieres - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

grooms boutonniere - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

first look - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

first look - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

wedding portrait - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

coral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

bright bridal bouquet - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

In honor of it being Sunday, Allison had the most adorable little mimosa bar set up in the hotel room as the ladies got their hair and make-up done. There was even a little sign that said “Sundays are for mimosas” which I couldn’t agree with more. Allison’s bridal suite looked out onto LaSalle Street where the couple would meet to see each other that very afternoon. The bridesmaids dressed in bright coral dresses with aqua blue necklaces and the men donned light gray suits with coral ties — a perfect combination for summer! This wedding party was so much fun to work with as we traveled around the city for portraits. My favorite stop was a bright teal painted building featuring a large mural of a moose blowing bubble gum. The wedding party lined up in front of this mural with their own version of bubble gum which made for one of my favorite photos of the year.

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

whimsical wedding portrait - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

ceremony backdrop - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

floral ceremony backdrop - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

ceremony program - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

ceremony recessional - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

When the wedding party arrived to Rivers Restaurant, the festivities were ready to begin. The ceremony backdrop by Life in Bloom was a showstopper. Allison, Chris and their wedding party stood in front of a soft white curtain featuring floating vases of flowers as the couple exchanged their vows to one another. As I learned during their engagement session, Allison is a self-proclaimed confetti queen. Naturally, she had packets of confetti for each guest to toss as the newlyweds walked hand-in-hand down the aisle. It was a beautiful ceremony! Afterwards the patio transitioned to the dining space for their romantic riverside reception. The patio featured long tables, chevron linens, brightly colored blooms, succulent name cards, and beautifully strung bistro lights. Guests enjoyed the views of the city from along the river as they dined and sipped on the couple’s signature drink: Michigan apple sangria. The whole day was perfect from start to finish.

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

modern wedding reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

modern wedding reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

succulent place setting - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

coral and grey reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

succulent place setting - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

dessert table - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

wedding cake - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/coral-wedding-with-a-flower-ceremony-backdrop

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Artistrie Co.

Floral Design

Life in Bloom

Wedding Planning

Midwestern Bride

Venue

Rivers

Bridal Store

Bridal Elegance

Hair

Debra Petrielli

Makeup

Joanna B Artistry

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bill Levkoff

Men's Attire

Tommy Hilfiger

Bakery

Molly's Cupcakes

DJ

Toast & Jam

Linens

BBJ Linen

Surprise Holiday Elopement Brunch

Wedding Design

A holiday elopement brunch? Get out of town, because you just mentioned three of my favorite things. This styled shoot from Jenna Bechtholt Photography and Dandy & Fine Parties pairs a chic brunch celebration with festive holiday decor, using gold and black in the chicest of ways and adding punches of bright red and soft pink floral accents.

surprise holiday elopement brunch - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

From the event designers, Dandy & Fine Parties: We absolutely love elopements celebrated with an intimate group of closest friends. We also love the idea of a wedding brunch, set with a fancy pants mimosa bar. Then add the holiday season in with all of it’s lovely rich jewel tones and soft, velvety textures. And on top of it all, the bride and groom are surprising their friends who have no idea they have just eloped! So, they casually send out their online invitations for a Holiday Celebration to throw them off track. Then, they officially announce their elopement at the first cheers of the morning!

holiday invitation - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

gold cocktail bar sign - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

pomegranate seeds - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday cocktails - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday cocktails - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

As the guests arrive they are invited to belly up to the Bubbly Bar where they can build their own holiday mimosa in gold sugar rimmed glasses, with a choice of apple cider, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice or rose water. Then they can top it off with extra festive garnishes like cinnamon sticks, sugar dusted cranberries, rock candy sticks, rosemary or pomegranate seeds. Now is the the time for that first cheers of the morning… let the celebrations begin!

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

red holiday flowers - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

modern wedding seating - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday cocktails - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

It’s time for brunch! Everyone sits down to a table setting decked out in lush, wintry glamour. The black velvet table runner is topped with romantic, voluptuous floral arrangements, and the taper candles in gilded candlesticks add extra regal glamour. Vintage glassware in pops of green and blue jewel tones grace each place setting. The china is topped with cranberry linen napkins carefully tied with black velvet ribbons with gold polka dots and thoughtful, calligraphed name cards. Gilded eucalyptus also makes an appearance to add that last fine detail. To get extra festive, mini green garlands are tied to each chair back. The celebration goes on for hours, pretty much all day, as the bubbles keep flowing! A beautiful wintry day of gathering around the table with the best of friends and celebrating love, that will forever be cherished.

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

red and pink centerpiece with greenery - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday place setting - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

Ruffled - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

holiday cocktail - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

modern holiday centerpiece - photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/surprise-holiday-elopement-brunch

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jenna Bechtholt Photography

Event Design and Styling

Dandy & Fine Parties

Floral Design

Odd Flowers

Stationery

Greenvelope Online Invitations

Calligraphy

Koordination by Krisanna

Autumn Lakeside Proposal

Wedding Design

This styled proposal shoot from Bradley James Photography and The Day’s Design came together as soon as the designer spied a gorgeous invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas. As soon as we saw the stationery for ourselves, we understood the temptation! The scene begins with a romantic indoor proposal, followed by lakeside portraits just as beautiful as the happy couple themselves.

autumn lakeside proposal - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

From the event designer, The Day’s Design: The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the world is taking on a golden brown hue. We’re welcoming autumn rains, velvet touches and evenings lit by candlelight. It’s a clear sign that engagement season is just around the corner. When I saw Wedding Paper Diva’s dreamy invitation suite with its fairytale-like lake scene the whole story just came to life. With mixed metallic and touches of grey blue, we imagined a lakeside story filled with sequins and wheat grass, where rustic meets elegance and love was surely to thrive. The perfect place to start to the journey to “I do”.

custom ring box - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

blush pink bouquet - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

wedding invitation - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

pave engagement ring - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

romantic bouquet - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

wedding invitation and envelope - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

romantic floral arrangement - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

surprise wedding proposal - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

proposal - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

romantic wedding cake - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

cake table - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

groom attire - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

engagement ring shot - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

blush pink bouquet - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

proposal shoot - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Bradley James Photography

Coordination, Design, and Floral Design

The Day's Design

Venue and Wedding Cake

Clifford Lake Inn

Dress

Adrianna Papell

Ring Box

Lumber Tacks

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

Calligraphy

Lief Design

Chicago Warehouse Wedding

Blue Label, Romantic Weddings

Chicago’s Salvage One has long been one of our favorite venues for industrial weddings — it’s simply the perfect backdrop for a variety of so many different styles. Beth and Brandon chose to contrast the industrial space with romantic decor and floral design, bringing on board the talented Artistrie Co., A Stem Above, and North Shore Weddings and Events to round out their vision!

Chicago warehouse wedding - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

From the bride, Beth: I wanted my wedding to be the most amazing day surrounded by my closest family and friends. I wanted everyone to laugh, feel the love and good energy in the room, and most of all be smiling and have a great time! It was important to me that the day felt intimate, cozy and comfortable for everyone there.

lace detail wedding shoes - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

lace inspired wedding invitations - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

bouquet with champagne ribbons - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

classic ivory bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding
Flower recipe: Taupe, ivory, and white tons with accents of celadon including sweet pea, ranunculus, and open garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, hellebores.

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

bridesmaids in blush pink - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

groom - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

groom getting ready - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

groomsmen watches - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

I did not have any color theme as I usually tend to love neutrals, blacks and gray. I loved the brightness and the delicateness that the white/lighter color flowers brought to the wedding. I loved Salvage One for its brick walls, concrete and romantic darker lighting and I wanted to include design that complimented that natural setting. One of my favorite pieces of the wedding were the mismatched lace table runners that my mom and I found from all over the country. We started collecting them and each one was special in its own way and I love how they pulled together the gorgeous table settings. I was also lucky enough to have my sister in law Alissa do all of the graphic design work for the wedding, so everything we printed was tied together. The invitations, to the welcome bags, to the programs all had a similar theme which I loved! She also designed a logo for us that we used on a wide range of pieces throughout the wedding. See attached for an example of the logo used on our program.

ceremony decor - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

industrial wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

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industrial wedding reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

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modern tablescape - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

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industrial chic wedding - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Make sure your wedding is the most amazing party you want to be at and never want to end! There are so many details, questions, decisions to be made, so try to remember to have fun with it and don’t stress about the small stuff! Also spend the most time on the details of the wedding that are the most important to you. Brandon and I knew we wanted our dance floor packed the entire evening, so the details around the music were very important to us. We found an amazing band (Front of House) and had so much fun working with the band to talk through songs and the theme for the night!

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simple modern place setting - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

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ribbon chair backs - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

cake table - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

ivory wedding cake - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

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Wedding Music:
My mom found an incredible folk guitar duo from the Old Town School of Music in Chicago. They were an adorable couple and they played an incredible variety of Bob Dylan songs which we loved hearing and knew everyone in attendance would enjoy as well. “Don’t Think Twice its Alright”, “Shelter From the Storm” and “Forever Young”.

Be sure to watch the film from Artistrie Co.!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Artistrie Co.

Floral Design

A Stem Above

Event Coordination

North Shore Weddings and Events

Venue

Salvage One

Wedding Dress

Sarah Seven

Wedding Shoes

Stuart Weitzman

Hair

Ashley Young

Makeup

Kristen Repta

Groom's Attire

Wildred Newman

Catering

Jewell Events Catering

Wedding Cake

Elysia Root Wedding Cake

Donut Holes

Beverly Bakery

Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Duet

Gia Margaret Comes from Old Town School of Music

Wedding Band

Front of House

Wedding Invitations

Alissa Filoramo

Videography

Artistrie Co.