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Modern Minimalist Dallas Wedding

Garden Weddings

Ghost chairs, a seating chart arrangement with a unique neon sign, and one of the sweetest couples we’ve seen are some of the reasons why we love this Dallas affair photographed by Sarah Kate Photographer. With Stefanie Miles executing all of the details of the day, Rae and Kurt planned a modern wedding day with the most elegant color palette. To complement it, bows + arrows incorporated white and ivory blooms and heaps of botanical greens to add to the lovely minimalism of the day. What a stunner this fête was!

Dallas wedding venues - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

From the photographer, Sarah Kate Photographer: Rae and Kurt’s wedding was brimming with minimalist inspiration designed by Stefanie Miles and lush tropical inspired foliage by Bows & Arrows that added just the right amount of color and texture.  The couple hosted a small family wedding ceremony in their own backyard and chose The Nasher Sculpture Garden to host a large reception the next day!  Wolfgang Puck was there to serve up all kinds of fantastic dishes for the guests and The Grand Bevy bartended specialty beverages including edible cocktails.  Guests dined and danced among the sculptures and Sarah Kate captured all the fun!

minimalist wedding invitations - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

modern bridal shoes - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

boutonnieres - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding veil designs - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

copper wedding details - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

protea wedding flowers - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

small wedding ceremonies - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

Rae and Kurt hosted an intimate wedding ceremony at a private residence for all of their nearest and dearest, and the next day, invited more guests to a stunning garden wedding reception. This is a great way to keep a ceremony small while also enjoying a larger celebration for your big day.

wedding ideas - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

bride crying - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding fashion - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

Dallas wedding photographers - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

outdoor wedding receptions - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

gray wedding ideas - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

modern wedding receptions - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding seating charts - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding place settings - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

protea wedding centerpieces - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

ghost chairs - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

flower girl and ring bearer - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

simple wedding cakes - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding lounge area - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Sarah Kate Photographer http://ruffledblog.com/modern-minimalist-dallas-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sarah Kate Photographer

Event Design

Stefanie Miles

Floral Design

bows + arrows

Ceremony Venue

Private Residence

Reception Venue

Nasher Sculpture Center

Wedding Dress

Watters

Reception Dress

Badgley Mischka

Wedding Shoes

See by Chloé

Hair and Makeup

Samantha Landis

Groom's Attire

Hugo Boss Red Label

Catering

Wolfgang Puck Catering

Wedding Cakes

Layered Bakeshop

Bar, Edible Cocktails, and Beverage Services

The Grand Bevy

Rentals

Gloss Luxury Rentals, POSH Couture Rentals, La Tavola Fine Linen

Lighting

LeForce Entertainment

Acrylic Cake Table

Suite 206 | Luxury Event Rentals

Ghost Chairs

Top Tier Staffing and Events

Neon Sign

Shag Carpet Props

Favors

Leatherology

Calligraphy

Julie Song Ink

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Southern Fried Paper

Film Processing

PhotoVision

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Enchanted Garden Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Okay, you might need to brace yourself for this one. Samantha Jay Photography and A Garden Party sent over this incredibly stylish shoot that proves that you can have a garden wedding no matter the time of the year or the location. With how lush this entire shoot looks, it’s almost impossible to believe there was a snow storm outside just the day before!

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Samantha Jay Photography: The magic that happens when several unbelievably talented vendors come together to make a styled shoot is undeniable in these romantic photos. What hoped to be a spring garden styled shoot was transformed into a breathtaking snowy adventure when southern NJ was hit with a huge snow storm the day prior. Loads of fresh greenery, yards of peach tulle and glistening gold accents make you forget about the snow on the ground and help to inspire what your romantic garden wedding could be like, in any season.

neutral wedding invitations - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

flower girl accessories - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas
How adorable is this floral bracelet for the flower girl?

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

unique ring bearer ideas - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas
Not to leave out any ideas for the ring bearer, we love this idea of stashing the rings on a potted plant and writing “I Do” on the leaves for a beautiful display before the ceremony!

wedding puppy - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Samantha Jay Photography

Floral Design

A Garden Party

Venue

Running Deer Golf Club

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline Styles

Hair and Makeup

Occasions by Diana

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Charlie Whiskey

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Redfield Photography

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

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

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Wearing Her Sister’s Wedding Dress

Romantic Weddings

When Lillywhite Photography sent this wedding our way, we were delighted to read the background story. Not only is the bride in this wedding the photographer’s very own sister, but the siblings actually shared the same Pronovias wedding gown nearly two years apart! All Occasions Event Planning and Knot Just Flowers contributed their incredible eye for design and flowers for a day that’s truly relaxed and breathtaking at the same time.

wedding gown - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

From the bride, Jennifer: I wanted our wedding day to feel romantic and natural. I loved our venue and I wanted to take advantage of the natural scenery by focusing my details and decor to match the natural garden setting. We envisioned a romantic, whimsical, garden wedding; I mostly focused on shades of pink (specifically blush and coral), neutral tones, and greenery.

garden wedding invitation - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding shoes - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

bridal jewelry - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

pink peony bouquet - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress
Flower recipe: Peonies, roses, and greenery were primarily used for bouquets and decor.

groom and groomsmen - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

ceremony decor - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

bridal processional - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding ceremony - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding ceremony - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

ceremony kiss - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

ceremony recessional - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

My husband and I made the favors (scented votive candles). I made the wedding invitations myself. My sister and I made the table seating cards, and the labels for the desserts and beverages using watercolor paint and calligraphy. My sister made the bride and groom signs for the sweetheart chairs, she also made the welcome chalkboard sign. I made the remaining various chalkboard decor signs.

bridal party - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding bouquet - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

watercolor escort cards - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

escort cards - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

garden reception - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

sweetheart chairs - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding reception - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

garden reception - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

coral wedding decor - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

coral charm peony centerpiece - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

picture centerpiece - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay flexible throughout the process, tastes and styles change and if you have a long engagement yours are likely to shift a little as time passes. Find vendors who you enjoy working with early on, trust their judgment and you will find they do amazing things with the creative freedom you give them. Enjoy the process and the excitement that comes with being engaged.

wedding gown - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

unique dessert table - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding cake with coral charm peony - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding desserts - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

wedding gown - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

Pronovias wedding gown - photo by Lillywhite Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wearing-her-sisters-wedding-dress

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Forever Like That,” Ben Rector
Bride’s Processional: “House of God, Forever,” Jon Foreman
Recessional: “Multiplied,” NEEDTOBREATHE
First Dance: “You are Mine,” Spencer Combs ft. Holley Maher
Second Dance: “New York to California,” Matt Kearney (my husband is from NY and I am from CA so it is a meaningful song for our relationship)

From the photographer, Lillywhite Photography: I am a wedding photographer and had the honor of photographing my sister’s wedding :) Little did I know on my wedding day that my sister would be wearing the same wedding gown as I did almost exactly two years later. Dress shopping was pretty hard for me because I had such a strong vision of the dress I wanted. Something lacy, but a different type of lace. Something simple, but that would truly be one of a kind. When I tried on my dress from Pronovias at Pebbles Bridal Shop, I without a doubt KNEW it was the one. When I saw my groom for the first time, I knew that he KNEW it was the one too. I felt so me & absolutely stunning in my dress. When my sister got engaged, we kind of threw around the idea of her trying on my dress too. I knew her wedding would be so different and it didn’t bother me at all to share it. I thought it would be a great way to save money and I wanted to get more use out of a dress so pretty! When she went to Pebbles Bridal Store to try on dresses, we brought my dress along with us. She tried on a few & when she tried on mine, I knew it was the one. She was completely glowing and the dress took on a whole new feel with her in it. Seeing her in that dress on her wedding day was such a full expression of the love we have for each other. Along with sharing the wedding gown, we also shared in being each others’ maid of honor. I really felt our weddings were an example of the sisterly love we have for each other.

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Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi

In 2002, I started my own company, to offer foreigners the possibility to get married in this magical region. Over the years, I have made creating unique weddings my mission, using the finest vendors and most picturesque venues and locations. We have received praise from our clients and the press, and many of our outstanding weddings have been featured in the most prestigious international magazines. I am proud to say that I have contributed to making dreams come true for so many couples.

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Delicate Garden Wedding on Film

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Cassidy Brooke

Annie and Ryan’s wedding day, aptly hosted at Colorado Springs’ Secret Garden venue, is bursting with romance and delicate details that have us absolutely smitten, from the intimate garden ceremony to the lush reception filled to the brim with greenery. Cassidy Brooke and VIE Boutique did a beautiful job here, as they always do!

delicate garden wedding on film - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

From the photographer, Cassidy Brooke: Annie and Ryan are two of the sweetest most in love people I know, they are so gentle and sweet with each other. I loved their delicate garden wedding from this past June, Annie put so much into tiny details for the day and it was a joy to photograph!

wedding ring - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

wedding bouquet - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

wedding bouquet with hydrangeas - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

groomsmen suits - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

ceremony kiss - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

wedding portrait - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

picture frame escort card display - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

glam reception - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

rustic garden wedding centerpiece - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

wedding reception - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

chair decor with greenery - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

wedding reception plate - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

wedding kiss - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

garden wedding cake - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

delicate garden wedding on film - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/delicate-garden-wedding-on-film

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cassidy Brooke

Florist

VIE Boutique

Venue

The Secret Garden

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Groom's Attire

Express

Wedding Cake

Sugar Plum Cake Shoppe

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Home Sweet Flowers

Home Sweet Flowers is flowery hearted; there is no doubt that in every creation that is made the recipe consists of love & intuition. Flowers are not merely “pretty”, we believe each stem has the inevitable ability to enhance ones mood, daily life, & wedding day.

HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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Art Nouveau Irish Mansion Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Paula O'Hara

The second my eyes ran across the words “Irish mansion wedding,” I knew I was in for a treat. Add to that the fact that some of Ireland’s most talented vendors participated in the day (Paula O’Hara, Alise Taggart, and The Informal Florist, just to name a few), and my giddiness was out the roof! Andy and Dermot’s wedding did not disappoint, with a reception that we’re sure to come back to time and time again for inspiration.

art nouveau Irish mansion wedding - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

From the event stylist, Alise Taggart: Andy is originally from South Africa and is the editor of the very cool Huck Magazine, Dermot is from Ireland and works as a civil servant in London where they reside. When they initially started planning, they took into account how they wanted their wedding day to ‘feel’ – they wanted their day to be grounded in their Irish Catholic and South African Jewish roots, bringing together their families and closest friends for an intimate, rustic and welcoming day, but with a hint of art nouveau thrown in.

art nouveau wedding invitations - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

bridal portrait - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

fall bouquet with burgundy - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

art nouveau Irish mansion wedding - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

bridesmaid dresses in fall tones - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

ceremony chair with flowers - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

Bellinter House is a Palladian style Georgian mansion dating back to the 18th century set in the Irish countryside. Andy & Dermot decided to have their ceremony on the front lawn of the house under the ancient Weeping Beech Tree. On their way to the ceremony site, the guests filled handmade paper cones with natural confetti for tossing afterwards and we had mini San Pellegrino’s to keep them cool while they waited. The drinks reception was held in the main floor of the house where we had a photo booth set up and named the parlour after their beloved cat, “Pip”. For the dinner reception we used long tables instead of round with billowing tablecloths, hand dyed soft grey runners and tones of burgundies, scarlet and lavender intertwined with loads of candles. This really added to the intimate family style dinner that Andy and Dermot had envisioned.

art nouveau Irish mansion wedding - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

wedding dress back detail - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

wedding reception with hanging greenery - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

art nouveau Irish mansion wedding - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

stylish wedding centerpiece - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

Claire Ryan of the Informal Florist really created the most beautiful loose wildflower arrangements, walls of vines interlaced with fairy lights and a foraged branch hanging from the ceiling above the head table. The favours were my favourite as they were so meaningful. Andy had small ceramic bowls imprinted with a lace pattern taken from a piece of her Grandmother’s wedding dress made by a local artist in Capetown. We set a piece of Sally Williams nougat on top and tied them with a little note using velvet ribbon. After dinner, the tables were moved outside onto the patio to allow for dancing under strung globe lights in the reception room and the guests headed upstairs to the parlour for a beautiful cake spread by WildFlour Bakery and tumblers of Amarula and Jamison, another nod to their cultures. It was a gorgeous day had by all and documented perfectly by Paula O’Hara and Catch Cinematography.

wedding reception - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

art nouveau Irish mansion wedding - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

art nouveau Irish mansion wedding - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

cake table - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

art nouveau Irish mansion wedding - photo by Paula O'Hara http://ruffledblog.com/art-nouveau-irish-mansion-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Paula O'Hara

Creative Direction, Planning, Styling, and Day-Of Coordination

Alise Taggart

Florist

The Informal Florist

Venue

Bellinter House

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Hair

Sandra Berstock

Makeup

Ailbhe Lynch

Wedding Cakes

Wildflour Bakery

Wedding Music

All Folk'd Up

Lighting

Creative Event Lighting

Marquee

Maverick Marquees

Wedding Invitations

GoGoSnap!

Escort Cards

Paper Bark

Videography

Catch

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Event Studio

Event Studio is a wedding floral design and decorating firm that offers beautiful and unique designs for your special day! We are over-the-moon excited to play with lush gorgeous flowers everyday, treating each wedding as the only one. We join each couple in their excitement and work to make your day the most beautiful day of your life!

We offer a full inventory that we include in your design agreement. In addition, we offer custom made signs and unique decorator items!

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Whimsical Garden Wedding in Dallas

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Ben Q. Photography

When you’ve got a photographer as talented as Ben Q Photography, a bride who’s an event designer herself with Embrace the Day Events, and cheerful floral design by Holly Viles Design, how could you possibly end up with anything less than sheer beauty? Tie everything together with a Kate Spade theme and lots of color, and you’ve certainly got one for the books.

whimsical garden wedding in Dallas - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

From the bride, Amanda: As a wedding and event planner in Dallas, I’ve been given the opportunity to see a lot of different weddings – different colors, styles, themes, DIY projects, etc. When it came time to switch hats and be the bride, it was wildly overwhelming to narrow down the inspiration and decide on a style that fit my (then) fiancé’s and my personalities and depicted our love story well. And to be perfectly honest, I didn’t want to have a wedding, but my parents weren’t about to let me get away with that and I’m so thankful they didn’t.

pink flower girl dress - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

bright peony and ranunculus bouquet - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

black bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

black bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

garden wedding ceremony - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

bridal party - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

It’s hard to beat the romance that garden weddings always have and the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden is by far one of my favorite venues in Dallas so we knew without question, that would be our venue. Soon after the venue was booked, I reached out to some of my favorite vendors and had them “save the date” (aka send contracts). Combining the look and feel of the Arboretum with my husband’s love of modern style and my love for Kate Spade and bright colors, we decided “Kate Spade Garden Party” was the look we wanted to accomplish and our vendors loved the idea. We created the look by using bright colored flowers, fuchsia napkins, black & white striped table runners and personalized gold accents like a cake topper, chair signs & a gold foil print with our vows.

tassel seating chart - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

seating chart - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

long garden reception table - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

whimsical garden wedding in Dallas - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

greenery table runner - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

striped table runner - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

striped table runner - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

Personal touches are my favorite, so I jumped on the opportunities of buying prints that added a little something extra and printing photos of us to place around the reception. Of course, we didn’t get away without doing some DIY projects. One of my favorites was our “guest globe” that we found in a local antique shop and I hand painted. I also made the place card tassels and the place card display. As many people know, April and May were brutally wet and stormy in North Texas. Alex & I got married on the only sunny, rain-free Saturday in April and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. I am a daddy’s girl and also very traditional when it comes to the first time the groom sees a bride so I opted to do a first look with my dad and save the first time my groom saw me for when I walked down the aisle. Both were special moments that I’ll cherish forever. Our reception was epic. It was the ultimate dance party, kicked off by a surprise choreographer father/daughter dance to Uptown Funk. Like all good things, it came to an end and my groom and I shared an emotional and love-filled private last dance.

modern square centerpiece - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

wedding cakes - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

Kate Spade inspired wedding - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

whimsical garden wedding in Dallas - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

naked wedding cake - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

cake cutting - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

modern wedding menu - photo by Ben Q Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-garden-wedding-in-dallas

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ben Q. Photography

Event Design and Planning

Embrace the Day Events

Florist

Holly Viles Design

Bridal Store

Bridal Boutique

Hair and Makeup

Concepts by Anastasia

Catering

Gil's Elegant Catering

Wedding Cake

Cakewalk Bake Shop

Entertainment

Uptown Sound

Wedding Invitations

Socially Write

Transportation

Blue Diamond Limousines of Texas

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Simply K Studios

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

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

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

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

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

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

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

It’s about your details. The celebration.

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

It’s about your love story.

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Garden Wedding at Allied Arts Guild

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Carlie Statsky

Today’s wedding from Carlie Statsky is an expert study in blending garden wedding style with a bit of rustic detailing. Jesse and Mason spent an absolutely beautiful day together exchanging vows, toasting each other, and sharing their love with their closest friends and family at the lovely Allied Arts Guild.

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

From the bride, Jesse: Our wedding day was an unforgettable celebration of love with our closest supporters, our family and friends. The Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, CA, a beautiful and historic garden oasis, lent an elegant and intimate setting for both the wedding ceremony and the reception, all meticulously brought to life by wedding planner, Bari Howard.

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

bridal look - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

blush pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

bridal bouquets - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild
Bouquet recipe: white peonies, white and cream roses.

ceremony arch - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

ceremony decor - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

ceremony recessional - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

flower girl hair - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

flower girls - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

wedding paper goods - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

envelope seating chart - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

seating chart - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

coral garden wedding - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

wedding reception - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

rustic inspired table number - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

blanket favors - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

With a garden ceremony setting resonating with rustic simplicity and charm amid the beauties of nature, family, friends, and further accompanied by the soaring sounds of stringed instruments to a cocktail hour fueled by signature Moscow Mule copper mugs and delectable appetizers, the day was topped off beneath an arbor with a majestic dinner place setting, heartfelt speeches, and an array of dance moves with music provided by a DJ. The day couldn’t have been any more wonderful and picturesque, with lovely, yet creatively keen compositions captured by photographer Carlie Statsky. We are truly blessed to call this memory our wedding day.

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

wedding drinks - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

cake table - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

garden wedding at Allied Arts Guild - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

chocolate wedding cake - photo by Carlie Statsky http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-at-allied-arts-guild

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
Bride’s Processional: “Marry Me,” Train (Performed by Daphna on strings)
Recessional: “True,” Spandau Ballet; “Lucky,” Jason Mraz (feat. Colbie Calliat) (Performed by Daphna on strings)
First Dance: “Angel,” Jack Johnson
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Diana Ross

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Carlie Statsky

Florist

StoneLiving

Event Planning

Bari Howard

Day-Of Coordination

Mike Stone

Venue

Allied Arts Guild

Bridal Store

Kara Wedding Boutique

Wedding Shoes

Pretty Small Shoes

Hair

Marcy Harmon

Makeup

Kristine Hartman

Wedding Rings

Lynn Hill & Co

Bridesmaid Dresses

Aria

Flower Girl Dresses

Fattie Pie

Groom and Groomsmen Suits

Men's Wearhouse

Catering

Culinary Eye Catering

Wedding Cake

Black Jet Baking Co.

Espresso Bar

Travelin' Joe Espresso

Music

Music by Daphna

DJ

MK Mobile Sound

Rentals

Classic Party Rentals

Place Card Design

Not So Plain Jayne

Wedding Invitations

Keri Rosebraugh

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Kate Preftakes Photography

Kate Preftakes is a fine art wedding photographer in the New England region and available for travel worldwide. Her approach is soft and organic, and she shoots with a combination of editorial and fine art portraiture. Kate loves creating true photos that are filled with emotion and light. She uses a combination of film and digital, drawn to the soft look that it creates. She has her degree in fine art and uses that background to narrate stories in a beautiful way. The soft touch of a hand on a back, the look in her eye when she first sees him, the way her dress falls when he spins her around. These are the moments that make each wedding day special and inspire Kate to document in a timeless way. The details tell the story and Kate loves to capture them in the most romantic fashion. Kate is based out of New England and available for travel.

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Herb and Garden Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Daily Pick

Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Southern Plantation Wedding in Charleston

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Feather Love

There are few cities more romantic than Charleston, so native South Carolinians Cate and Tyler picked it as the perfect location for their springtime wedding. Next on the list was to find the perfect team of vendors, and that they did — Feather Love Events, YOJ Events, and Branch Design Studio, just to name a few! The day was full of inspiring floral design, beautiful fashion (like the bride’s Jenny Packham gown), and endless amounts of love.

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

From the bride, Cate: Tyler and I are both from South Carolina, and we decided early on that we wanted to get married in Charleston. We’ve lived in several different cities, and we knew our friends would be coming in from all over the country. Our wedding was the perfect opportunity to show them our roots and let them experience a little southern hospitality. We looked at several venues and fell in love with Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. The lush gardens were beautiful and inviting. The historic setting served as an inspiration for the rest of our wedding décor.

wedding stationery - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

lace wedding dress - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

bridal beauty - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

black tie groomsmen - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

bridal party - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

We currently live in San Francisco. Planning a southern wedding from the west coast wasn’t easy, so we enlisted the help of Katherine at YOJ events. I’m a graphic designer and wanted to create many of the elements myself. Additionally, my mom is an incredible artist. She designed and made many of the elements for our wedding, including the stained glass arch we were married under. We came to Katherine with lots of ideas. She provided us with great advice, kept us organized and helped bring our vision to life. One of our favorite elements was the cornhole boards. It’s a game we play every summer at the beach, so we wanted to incorporate it into the reception. The boards were hand painted by New Bohemia signs in San Francisco. They turned out better than we could have imagined and were a big hit with our guests.

guest book table - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

wedding drinks - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

modern guest book - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

wedding ceremony - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

South Carolina ceremony - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

ceremony recessional - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

ceremony recessional - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

wedding dress detail - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

wedding portraits - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

double exposure wedding portrait - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

Our biggest decision was finding the right photographer. Your wedding day goes by so quickly. The photos are what you’ll hold onto for years to come. Noa at Feather Love Photography was the perfect choice for us. Her images really tell the story of our wedding and capture the spirit of the day. It was important to us that our wedding feel like a big party. We wanted our guests to be able to relax and really enjoy themselves. Alicia at Duvall Events helped us plan our menu. A lot of thought went into the food, drinks and pacing of the reception to ensure our guests were always well fed and comfortable. The best part of our wedding was getting to celebrate with our friends and family, the people we love most.

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

farm table receptions - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

floral centerpiece - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

centerpiece in silver - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

centerpieces in sterling silver - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

floral centerpieces - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

simple wedding cake - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

cake cutting - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Feather Love Photography

Wedding Planning

Katherine of YOJ Events

Florist

Branch Design Studio

Venue

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Bridal Store

Marina Morrison Bridal Salon

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom's Tuxedo

J.Crew

Catering

Duvall Events

Ceremony Music

Jay Jehl

Wedding Invitations

Cate Chandler Brown

Calligraphy

Studio French Blue

Band

Fantastic Voyage Band

Transportation

Vintage Limousine

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[seven-degrees]

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

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Leaves of Grass Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass was always a source of inspiration for me, so I’m extra excited to bring you all today’s styled shoot from Jason Hales Photography, Bowman & Clark, and Alabaster & Ivory Events. Inspired by the wordsmith’s book of poetry, it brings together classic beauty and organic garden wedding ideas for a shoot that’s making us fall in love with the written word all over again.

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

elegant bridal hair - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

From Allie Webber, Co-Owner of Bowman & Clark: We loved getting to design for this unique mixture of soft, garden inspired florals and more structured 19th century details. The arbor structure was covered in greenery and potted and hanging plants created a garden oasis. Wild arrangements, soft fabrics and pillows helped bring in the boho vibe. While the dark 19th century furniture and candlesticks brought depth and warmth into the space. The bride looked effortless in a gorgeous Winifred Bean gown, with her hair pulled back easily, and her makeup creating a natural glowing complexion. We loved the contrasting details and natural feel of this shoot and hope that it inspires a beautiful garden, boho, or 19th Century design.

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

draped wedding dress back - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

purple and pink floral arrangement - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding ideas - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration

Leaves of Grass wedding inspiration - photo by Jason Hales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/leaves-of-grass-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jason Hales Photography

Event Design and Flowers

Bowman & Clark

Coordination

Alabaster & Ivory Events

Venue

The Engine Room

Bridal Store

The Sentimentalist

Hair and Makeup

Sarah Gilbert Beauty

Rentals

The Lost and Found

Model

Melody Joy Munn

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Garden Wedding Inspiration with Antique Details

Wedding Design

When you combine the talents of Anna Delores Photography, Glitz Event Design Studio, and Knot Just flowers, the end result is absolutely magic. This styled shoot has the perfect amount of pink, burgundy, gold, and botanical wedding inspiration, and top it all off with an amazing Monique Lhuillier gown and we’ve fallen madly in love!

garden wedding inspiration with antique details - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

From the event designer, Glitz Event Design Studio: A romantic color palette, antique details, and a breathtakingly detailed blush bridal gown – these were just some of the elements behind our Garden Fairytale wedding inspiration. Hartley Botanica provided a beautiful setting that fully encompassed our vision, and was complete with arbor lined pathways, statuettes, and abundant greenery. The seriously pretty invitation set by Umama is the perfect opening to this whimsical soiree.

romantic wedding invitations - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

wedding dress details - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

winter wedding bouquet - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

floral groom ties - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

For the tablescape we wanted to showcase a dreamy and romantic look. We combined antique details and mixed soft patterns and textures with unique rentals from Pretty Vintage Table to create a fairytale-like scene. The ascot wood table and mix of tapestry and velvet chairs was softened by blush tone La Tavola Linens. For the table settings we paired blush depression glassware, gold flatware, mix-matched china, and crystal salt cellars at each setting. To draw further into the antique inspiration we incorporated vintage oil lanterns, gold taper candlesticks with blush candles and cloches with floral accents along either side of the centerpiece. The gold mirrored table set the stage for the noteworthy “Happily Ever After” cake provided by Frost it Cakery.

fuchsia centerpieces - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

red wedding invitations - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

wedding hair ponytail - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

romantic wedding cakes - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

gold and pink place setting - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

pink red bouquets - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

garden wedding inspiration - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

The chemistry between our real couple was undeniable. The bride looked stunning adorned in elegant BHLDN bridal accessories and a detailed blush Monique Lhuillier bridal gown provided by Nearly Newlywed. The enchanting look was completed with a braid inspired ponytail and ethereal makeup done by Crystal Huber Makeup. The groom wore a floral Grunion Run tie that paired handsomely with the boutonnière. The florals by Knot Just Flowers showcased a rich palette of reds, pink, and greens, with a feature of whimsical details.

burgundy wedding bouquet - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

beaded bridal headbands - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

romantic wedding cake - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

gold white paper goods - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details

garden wedding inspiration with antique details - photo by Anna Delores Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-inspiration-with-antique-details


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Shoot Location: Somis, CA / Photographer: Anna Delores Photography / Event Design and Planning: Glitz Event Design Studio / Floral Design: Knot Just flowers / Venue: Hartley Botanica / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Nearly Newlywed / Jewelry: BHLDN / Makeup: Crystal Huber Makeup / Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: The Grunion Run Groomsmen Shop / Wedding Cake: Frost It Cupcakery / Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table / Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Linen / Wedding Invitations: umama

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Romantic Maui Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Tamiz Photography

Flying halfway around the world for an unforgettable fairytale celebration? Uh yeah, sign us up right now. Alisha and Rob’s wedding was indeed a Hawaii fairytale come true, trading in the sandy beaches for an elegant, botanical garden event. The incredible team of Tamiz Photography, Mandy Grace Designs, and Haiku Mill worked true wonders here!

Romantic Maui Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

From the bride, Alisha: We decided on Hawaii because it made perfect geographical sense as it was half way between our friends and families in Canada and Australia. Neither of us were keen on beach weddings as we wanted a more formal affair that was romantic and elegant but also contemporary and unique. While searching online for wedding venues in Hawaii we stumbled across Haiku Mill in Maui and it was exactly what we were looking for. The majority of our guests were travelling very far distances and we wanted to find a venue where our guests could experience a fairytale celebration they would never forget.

burlap ring pillow - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

pink wedding invitations - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

burlap ring pillow - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

groom boutonnieres - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

Romantic Maui Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

Our colour scheme involved all soft colours – shades of pinks & grey, ivory & gold accents. We had 6 months to plan our wedding so we didn’t have a lot of time for DIY projects. One project we did do was create personalized escort cards. We bought envelopes that were used as escort cards and wrote individual hand written notes inside to all of our guests. This was a big hit as it showed our guests how much they all individually meant to us. Another resource we found really helpful was etsy. It allowed us to have hand crafted touches such as personalized luggage tags as place cards for our guests.

Romantic Maui Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

elegant ceremony setup - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

Romantic Maui Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

seating charts - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

framed table numbers - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

henna bride - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

Romantic Maui Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

boxed floral centerpieces - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

Romantic Maui Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If planning a destination wedding make sure you hire an event coordinator that knows the quality local vendors very well as you may not have a chance to meet with any of the vendors in person. Also, try your best to find a venue that can accommodate a wide range of guests as you often don’t know your final numbers until a month before. We thought we were going to have 25 guests but ended up with 90 in the end.

Haiku Mill Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

elegant wedding receptions - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

Haiku Mill Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

reception flowers - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

first dances - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding

Haiku Mill Wedding - photo by Tamiz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/haiku-mill-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” IZ
Bride’s Processional: “Better Together,” Jack Johnson
First Dance: “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green

Wedding Location: Haiku, Maui, HI / Photographer: Tamiz Photography / Floral Design: Mandy Grace Designs / Venue and Coordination: Haiku Mill / Wedding Dress and Veil: Reem Acra / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Dan Sanchez / Makeup: Jessica Waite / Flower Girl Dress: frillyfairytales / Groom’s Suit: Tiger / Caterer: Maui Executive / Bar Rental and Cocktails: Garnish Events / Ukulele: Marvin Tevaga / Rentals: Island Rents / Chandeliers: Signature Events / Luggage Tags: lovetravelsfavors / Officiant: Keli’i Brown / Wedding Invitations: Paper & Poste / Calligraphy: Barbara Kua / Videographer: Cinemaui

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Spreading Lovely

Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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Georgia Wedding with the Ultimate Naked Cake

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Amy Arrington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Redfield Photography

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

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

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Natural + Romantic Wedding with Macrame Details

Garden Weddings

How could you possibly go wrong with a macramé backdrop for your wedding ceremony? Kathryn and Nathan’s wedding was an ideal blend of vendor talent (Tart Event Co. and The Green Flamingo to name a few) and helping hands of family and friends. The blend resulted in a romantic, personal, yet sophisticated day, all captured by Jeffrey C. Gleason Photography.

Natural + Romantic Wedding with Macrame Details - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

From the event designers, Tart Event Co.: Kathryn and Nathan’s story began when they met in 8th grade. The following nine years were filled with memorable high school & college experiences together, but also times of great loss. Kathryn & Nathan found their love strengthening as they supported each other through the devastating loss of a grandfather, a best friend, a brother and a father. During their wedding planning process, it was important to them both that these loved ones were remembered. With the help of their family and friends, their ceremony and reception was a celebration of love and support, filled with handcrafted details and thoughtful moments of honor and remembrance.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

macrame wedding backdrop - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

modern formal bridal party - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

red pink bouquets - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

garden wedding ceremony - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

macrame wedding decor - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

Vendors and friends came together to create a magical ceremony set-up for Kathryn and Nathan. A foraged branch arch from a friend’s backyard was topped with a handmade macramé piece, both created by two of the couples’ dear friends, and finished off with a gorgeous flower piece from the Green Flamingo. The intimate space was accented with bright red rose petals placed in-between wooden mismatched chairs and benches from Paisley and Jade. All of these elements created the intimate & natural space that the couple envisioned to welcome their guests and host their vows to one another. There was not a dry eye when Nathan greeted his bride and her mother at the end of the aisle as Kathryn’s brother-in-law played an acoustic cover of Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life” on the guitar.

Natural + Romantic Wedding with Macrame Details - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

reception table numbers - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

Natural + Romantic Wedding with Macrame Details - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

At the reception, a personal touch was integrated into every detail. The bridesmaids gathered the day before the wedding at a flower bruncheon to create the floral table arrangements. The cake was topped with more bright florals and a laser cut cake topper, which integrated the handlettering from the couple’s custom stationary. The table numbers were hand painted by the bride, and another friend created a custom brewed IPA beer (“Hoppily Ever After”) just for the occasion. Boka Kantina, whose food truck is a weekly visit for the bride and groom, provided a taco buffet, much to the delight of every guest. Continuing the Mexican food theme was a traditional sangria and a bucket of churros on the sweets table. The speeches by the bride’s two sisters and the groom’s brother were filled with touching words of support, endearment and an overwhelming show of love for a couple who have supported each other through the best of times and hardest of days. Like all good parties, there was much dancing and fun to end the evening.

Natural + Romantic Wedding with Macrame Details - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

Natural + Romantic Wedding with Macrame Details - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

wedding centerpieces - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

flower topped cakes - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

first dances - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding

Natural + Romantic Wedding with Macrame Details - photo by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dorey-park-va-wedding


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Wedding Location: Henrico, VA / Photographer: Jeffrey C. Gleason Photography / Event Design, Planning, and Stationery: Tart Event Co. / Florist: The Green Flamingo / Venue: Dorey Park / Wedding Dress: Wtoo via Bella Rosa Bridal / Hair: Robin Swicker of KLS Studios / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo via Bella Bridesmaid Richmond / Groom’s Suit: Suitsupply / Food Truck: Boka Kantina / Wedding Cake: WPA Bakery / Furniture Rentals and Decor: Paisley and Jade / Linens: Glamour Linens / Glassware: Classic Party Rentals of VA

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Simply K Studios

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

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

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

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

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

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

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

It’s about your details. The celebration.

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

It’s about your love story.

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Love Grows Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

The second we laid eyes on this styled shoot from Amber Lynn Photography, we noticed two familiar smiling faces — Katie and Reilly from our recent Cambria Pines Lodge wedding feature! These beautiful newlyweds joined a couple of friends to show some serious garden wedding style, complete with endless flower gorgeousness from Candice Mineau of Petals Floral Design.

Love Grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Amber Lynn: Knowing that our venue was going to be held at the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Arroyo Grande, California, the inspiration for this style shoot was easy. The venue speaks for itself, with their amazing gardens and surroundings of the historical town of the village. The theme was “Love Grows”, fitting for a lovely garden wedding. I wanted the shoot to have a garden feel with lovely flowers that were whimsical, romantic and vibrant. The feel that they were just picked from the pretties of gardens that Petals Floral Designs executed effortlessly.

Love Grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

botanical inspired invitations - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

Love Grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

botanical wedding invitations - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

garden receptions - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

floral wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

pink peach bouquets - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

love grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

paper good ideas - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

What I love the most about style shoots is that I get to collaborate with so many talented people. So when planning our workshop I knew I couldn’t make it happen without so many incredible vendors. From the colorful floral arrangements, classy table setting, stationery, elegant headpieces, and so much more to make this shoot come to life, perfect for any backyard wedding – so romantic, so classy. “One does not fall into love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.”

Love Grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

Love Grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

simple place settings - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding ideas - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

cake topper ideas - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

Love Grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

flower wedding cake - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

Love Grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

confetti sendoff - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

vintage getaway cars - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration

Love Grows wedding inspiration - photo by Amber Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/love-grows-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Long Beach, CA / Photographer: Amber Lynn Photography / Event Coordinator and Stylist: Amber Lynn Photography and OH So Pretty / Florist: Candice Mineau of Petals Floral Design / Venue: Heritage Museums and Gardens / Bridal Headpieces: Lacielle Roselle / Hair and Makeup: Tiffany Rose / Bow Ties: A Little Delight / Caterer: Catering by Crave / Wedding Cake and Pastries: Arroyo Grande Bakery / DJ: Brandon Cruz / Rentals: All About Events / Chalkboards: Chalkboards by Jessica / Invitation Suite: Huckleberry Paper

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Roundhouse Beacon Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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[seven-degrees]

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

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San Diego Botanic Garden Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Has there ever been a more gorgeous location for a wedding or event than San Diego Botanic Garden? One glance at this wedding from Allie Lindsey Photography and we’re hard-pressed to say no. Krystal and David’s wedding was relaxed, filled with incredible wildlife, and featured a taco feast – and we’re pretty sure it doesn’t get better than that!

San Diego Botanic Garden wedding - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

From the bride, Krystal: We wanted our wedding to be romantic, simple and California casual. Although we live in San Diego, and love the beach, I knew I did not want to get married on the beach or have the beach be our backdrop. We wanted to be outside, and I envisioned having a big oak type tree to say our “I Do’s” under. After touring several beautiful ranch type venues that did not fit our needs, we finally stumbled upon the San Diego Botanic Gardens. It was perfect! The venue is so beautiful in itself that we knew that we would not have to fuss to much with actual décor, and it had a trees! We also wanted to have tacos for dinner, which ultimately inspired the theme of the dessert table and décor.

bridesmaids in robes - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

paper goods - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

succulent boutonnieres - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

San Diego Botanic Garden wedding - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

pink bridesmaids dresses - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

classic bouquet - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding
Bouquet recipe: The bride’s bouquet was a simple arrangement of succulents and white roses. We used baby’s breath for the bridesmaid bouquets.

grey groomsmen suits - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

My secret pinterest board’s official name was “Romantic, Spanish, Garden Wedding”. I constantly fumbled when people would ask me, “What are your colors?” I usually answered with a “ummm, well, the groomsmen are wearing grey and the girls are wearing a pink type color.” I hated telling people my girls were going to wear pink. For me, the color pink conjures up a bubble gum/cotton candy type pink image, and it was not what I was going for. I usually told them it was a rosewater pink color, which ultimately got me confused looks. With that being said, I really focused on playing off the San Diego Botanic Gardens setting and wanted to make the reception have a modern, romantic Mexican style. As far as my invites, programs and information cards went – we used a floral print that brought in color and romance. We did as much DIY projects, as possible. My sister had a graphic designer friend that graciously helped us design the wedding invitations, ceremony programs, and reception cards. My bridesmaids made their own bouquets. The directional signs, the Mr. & Mrs. signs and the guest book sign were made by my step-mom, and dad. The whole desert table was done by a good friend, she even made the churros!

wedding portraits - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

garden ceremony - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

backyard receptions - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

chalkboard drink signs - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

groomsmen jumping - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Everyone should have a really awesome big sister who plans events for a living! She really made my vision come to life and handled my a million and one questions, thoughts, pins and breakdowns. If you don’t have a big sister, you really need a day of coordinator and a detailed day of plan. My “day of” plan and day of coordinator saved my life! Everyone had a timeline, the bridal party, the photographer, the DJ, the venue, and the day of coordinator everyone! This made our big day really easy and stress free! PS. my day of coordinator was also my dessert table baker. Friends and family are so willing to help for this big day, and although it might be hard to relinquish control, let them help!

San Diego Botanic Garden wedding - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

chair backs - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

San Diego Botanic Garden wedding - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

garden wedding reception - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

garden wedding reception - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

San Diego Botanic Garden wedding - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

backyard wedding reception - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

state cake toppers - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding

San Diego Botanic Garden wedding - photo by Allie Lindsey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/san-diego-botanic-garden-wedding


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Wedding Music:
I am a music junky! I love making playlists, and picking our wedding music was one of the first things I started on, and while I tried to get David’s input, ultimately, I was the music decision maker.
Bridal Party: “Your Hand in Mine,” Explosions in the Sky
Bride’s Processional: “Hallelujah,” Jeff Buckley
Recessional: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
Newlywed Entrance: “Treasure,” Bruno Mars
First Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
Father/Daughter Dance: “Wildflower,” Tom Petty
Mother/Son Dance: “Words of Wisdom,” Jump Little Children
Last Song: “Lover of the Light,” Mumford and Sons
There were 2 must play songs on my list for the reception: 1. MMMBOP by Hanson, because I am a forever Hanson fan. I had a friend bring me “Hanson” beer all the way from OK to drink at my wedding. It is called MMMhops and made by the Hanson Brothers. 2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. In college at UCSB, my friends and I had a tradition of singing this song at a local bar, and every wedding I have been to with a fellow Gaucho has played this song, and we all get in the middle of the dance floor and belt it out. It’s very nostalgic.

Wedding Location: San Diego, CA / Photographer: Allie Lindsey Photography / Wedding Planner: Amber Brown (AKA Best Sister Ever) / Florist: Franco’s Flowers Inc. / Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden / Wedding Dress: Eden Bridals via Ferndale’s Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mishka / Bridal Hairpiece: Eucca Floral Studio / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: The Radical Thread Co. / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Caterer: I Love Tacos Catering / Wedding Cake/Dessert Table: Jean Avner / DJ: San Diego Party Time DJs

Turkey Destination Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Yeliz Atici

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a sucker for international weddings – so when I saw this beautiful destination wedding in Turkey, it was clear I needed to share it with you all! Yeliz Atici and Aisha Wedding & Events worked wonders on Sedef and Utku’s wedding, adding stunning pops of color to an elegant garden affair. How wonderful is that ceremony altar?

Turkey destination wedding - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

From the bride, Sedef: We wanted a destination wedding. For us it was important to work with our guests to spend as much time as possible with them, so we made a whole wedding celebration weekend of it. It was such great fun, that in the end it did not even feel like a wedding, but rather a relaxed holiday with family and friends. We were initially looking at villa weddings in Spain but we thought it would be too difficult to plan and we didn’t really like the work of any of the wedding planners we were talking to there so we decided on a beach wedding in Turkey. Gocek is a beautiful and quiet beach town in south of Turkey known for its green and blue scenery. Utku and I did pretty much everything ourselves. Of course we got a lot of help from people we worked with but we didn’t outsource any imagining. It was exactly as we wanted it to be. I think the secret is not worrying about small details. In the end it is going to be an amazing night or weekend.

bride getting ready - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

lavender wedding bouquet - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

wedding invitations ideas - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

bright bridesmaid dresses - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

lavender bouquet - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

Our wedding was very romantic but also very emotional, thanks to the super fun party with our guests. I’ll never forget it as I suddenly felt like a thousand butterflies were in my stomach at the moment Utku squeezed my hand and we walked down the aisle. It was all just as we dreamed it to be. I think the secret is not to get angry over little things because at the end of the day, it’s already unforgettable beauty.

orange boutonniere - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

beach ceremony ideas - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

beach ceremony ideas - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

beach ceremony ideas - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

backyard garden wedding - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

centerpiece inspiration - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

backyard receptions - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

colorful wedding drinks - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

purple tablescapes - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

table centerpiece ideas - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

We had hired a professional DJ, but our friends began after midnight with his own DJing, which was so much better and super fun. Also, the fact that the wedding did not end until the next morning and we brought all our bathing suits to jump into the sea, was a unique moment. Weddings are a kind of new beginnings, so we gave each guest a small plant on the way home.

simple place setting - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

modern wedding ideas - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

garden wedding receptions - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

wedding tapas - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

modern receptions - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

chair backs - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

hanging paper lanterns - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

hanging lanterns - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

hanging reception decor - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Yeliz Atici http://ruffledblog.com/turkey-destination-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Happy Together,” The Turtles
First Dance: “Je Veux,” Zaz

Wedding Location: Göcek, Turkey / Photographer: Yeliz Atici / Event Design and Flowers: Aisha Wedding & Events / Venue and Caterer: Hotel D-Resort Gocek / Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Kleinfeld New York / Wedding Shoes: Pabucci / Bride’s Earrings: Cem Lokmanhekim / Accessories: Lema / Groom’s Suit: La Misura / Groom’s Shoes: Tod’s / Watch: Baume et Mercier / Cufflinks: Bvlgari / Dessert: Strawberry mille-feuille with almond cream and orange caramel sauce / Videographer: Dugme Film

Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Lavender & Twine

We love courthouse weddings for many reasons, but one of the most prominent is how much flexibility they afford couples on their wedding day. For example, bride Natalie was able to pull of a knee-length baby blue wedding dress with a birdcage veil, and she couldn’t look any more adorable. Lavender & Twine captured all of the ceremony and the reception at Santa Barbara’s chic Wine Cask restaurant!

Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

From the bride, Natalie: We really wanted an intimate, casual and fun feel for our wedding. The dress really helped to set the feel for the wedding as it was such a modern, and whimsical and unique dress that I had made. We are also big fans of California and Santa Barbara in particular and after we picked the Santa Barbara Courthouse as our wedding venue the succulent theme naturally followed. I made all the succulent wine corks, the straw flags and the succulents vases and my bouquet!

burlap wrapped invitations - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

gold wedding shoes - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

blue wedding dress - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

ringbearer portraits - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

vintage inspired grooms - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

intimate wedding ceremony - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

ceremony first kiss - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

restaurant wedding reception - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s all about Etsy!!! Keep it simple. The more over produced a wedding is the more pressure people feel. Leave some room for organic moments to happen.

seating chart ideas - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

black escort cards - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

restaurant receptions - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

wedding reception details - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

restaurant wedding reception - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

reception decor - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

restaurant wedding reception - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

wedding reception ideas - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

wedding reception inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding

restaurant wedding reception - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-courthouse-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
We had a very untraditional wedding so no official first dance or processional. The first dance happened organically and we now have “our song”.

Wedding Location: Santa Barbara, CA / Photographer: Lavender & Twine / Flowers: I did all the succulent corks myself. The Wine Cask did the roses, I made the succulents that were added to the vases as well as my bouquet / Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara Courthouse Garden / Reception Venue: Wine Cask / Wedding Dress: Kcoline / Hair and Makeup: La Rouge / Groom’s Suit: John Varvatos / Ukranian Wedding Bread: Groom’s family / DJ: Jon Riddell / Stationery: The Paper Fairie

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Austin Styled Bridal Session

Wedding Design

What’s better than a little bridal inspiration with some bohemian flair? We were beyond thrilled to see this lovely styled shoot land in our inbox, especially given its all-star team of vendors — including Lindsey Stump Photography, Southern Social Events, The Quiet Rabbit, and Stems, just to name a few. This is one tablescape we’ll absolutely love for ages!

Austin styled bridal session - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

From the photographer, Lindsey Stump: Our tablescape design was inspired by the first colorful blooms of spring, that feeling of nostalgia for being barefoot amongst the wildflowers. With a touch of bohemian whimsy, we incorporated lots of colorful statement pieces from Anthropologie and kept the floral centerpiece wild and organic.

bohemian wedding reception - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

eclectic floral arrangement - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

Austin styled bridal session - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

boho wedding ideas - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

wavy bridal hair - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

bohemian styled weddings - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

bridal ideas - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

Austin styled bridal session - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

place settings - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

The maidenhair ferns planted in concrete pots add the perfect touch of neutral amongst the otherwise playful setup. Our chandelier installation mixes a monochromatic range of patterns and solids to tie in that carefree, color-centric vibe. Overall, the design focused less on tradition, playing more on the idea of a well-traveled woman with a love for found objects and color.

bridal session ideas - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

bohemian wedding reception - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

wedding dress portraits - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

bridal shoot ideas - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

styled wedding ideas - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

boho wedding inspiration - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

bohemian wedding ideas - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

bridal beauty - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

lush pink centerpieces - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

simple wedding cakes - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

bridal session inspiration - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session

Austin styled bridal session - photo by Lindsey Stump Photography http://ruffledblog.com/austin-styled-bridal-session


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Lindsey Stump Photography / Event Stylists: Southern Social Events and The Quiet Rabbit / Floral Design: Stems / Venue: Stems / Hair: Mandy Hernandez / Makeup: Avery Allen / Wedding Cake: Simon Lee Bakery / China: Anthropologie / Furniture Rental: Sweet Sunday Events / Calligraphy: The Stationery Bakery

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Flamingo Gardens Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Becca Borge

How could you make a wedding at Florida’s Flamingo Gardens even better? Add some styling from Katie of Unearthed Vintage, a surprise peacock or two, and capture it all with the help of Becca Borge, for starters. Carissa and Roy’s wedding was a relaxed affair with details for miles, so let’s jump on in!

flamingo gardens wedding - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

From the bride, Carissa: We had originally envisioned a laid-back bohemian wedding with our toes in the sand on the beach. After falling in love with a lace, vintage-style wedding dress, we changed our setting to a quaint garden in Northern Miami. I am a wedding photographer in Western Pennsylvania and knew I wanted something different and unique than many of the weddings that I shoot. Hopefully my wedding can be an inspiration to other brides! We wanted a small, intimate wedding to celebrate with immediate family. We envisioned a laid-back and relaxed ceremony and reception outside, with a focus on detail. We will be celebrating with a pig roast back home with all of a large number of family and friends.

silver wedding rings - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

anemone bouquets - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

bohemian bridal looks - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

ceremony aisle runners - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

vintage inspired ceremonies - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

flamingo gardens wedding - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

flamingo gardens wedding - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

tattooed newlyweds - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

Our wedding was full of lace, vintage, laid-back and intimate details. Our color theme focused on soft-toned colors — primarily blush and light gray. I designed the flower piece on the back of our chairs at the sweetheart table with artificial flowers and lace. My sister and her husband are the owners of two Etsy shops and helped a great deal with our unique signs, menu-printed napkins and invitations. A friend also helped to make the bouquets and flowers on the tables.

florida weddings - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

peacocks at weddings - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

lace chair backs - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

family style receptions - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

instagram wedding signs - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

rustic wedding receptions - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

pink wedding signs - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

flamingo gardens wedding - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take a few deep breaths, everything is going to come together in the end!

white pink place settings - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

grooms boutonnieres - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

lace wedding dresses - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding

newlyweds first dances - photo by Becca Borge http://ruffledblog.com/flamingo-gardens-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Us,” Vitamin String Quartet (Regina Spektor)
First Dance: “Hazy,” Rosi Golan ft. William Fitzsimmons
I created a playlist via Spotify of our favorite songs/concerts we have been to, which played during cocktail hour and dinner.

Wedding Location: Davie, FL / Photographer: Becca Borge / Event Design: Bride and Katie of Unearthed Vintage / Florist: Bride and Friend / Venue: Flamingo Gardens / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals Romance Collection / Wedding Shoes: ModCloth / Garter: Gift from sister / Hairpiece and Boutonnieres: Amber Steffe of The Sunflower Stand / Hair and Makeup: Amanda Lynn & Co. / Maid of Honor Dress: Watters Brides “Camellia” / Groom’s Suit: Indochino / Wedding Caterer: Tastebuds / Wedding Cake: Delliquez Custom Cakes N Catering / Wooden Decor and Menu-printed Napkins: Squeaky Bird Studios / Stationery and Invitations: Chelsi Lee Designs / Videography: Kevin Borge

Sunken Gardens Florida Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

By the Robinsons

A Valentine’s Day wedding – what could be sweeter? Lynne and Alex wanted their wedding to reflect the holiday without going overboard, focusing instead on their vision of an enchanted jungle wedding at midnight. Are you sold yet? Let’s jump into the pretty from By the Robinsons, Laura Helm of Ashton Events, and Shawna Carpenter of 2 Sisters Events & Design:

sunken gardens florida wedding - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

From the bride, Lynne: Alex and I met while we were living on the Big Island of Hawaii our first house together was a treehouse in the middle of the jungle. We envisioned an enchanted jungle at night, and because it was Valentine’s Day, we tried to add some flirty hearts and red and pink elements (without going overboard).

sunken gardens florida wedding - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

groom and bouquet - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

botanical wedding bouquet - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Peonies, garden roses, freesia and helleborus.

first looks - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

sunken gardens florida wedding - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

wedding guest books - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

wedding signs - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

groom and bouquet - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

floral seating charts - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

I think a theme for the wedding was “Midnight in the Garden.” Our color scheme was different blush pink shades with pops of poppy, aqua and marigold. We wanted our wedding to be fun, floral and full of sparkle and great lighting. The most important thing to us was that our guests danced and had a great time. Alex is a graphic designer and illustrator; all of our print materials and decorative signage were designed and executed by him. Our wedding planning, Laura Helm of Ashton Events was handcrafted many of the decorative/interactive elements, such as glitter hair-clips and heart-shaped tie clips so that guests could wear a flower when they entered the ceremony.

garden wedding ceremony - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

garden wedding ceremony - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

garden seating charts - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

unique seating charts - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

sunken gardens florida wedding - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

flamingo wedding details - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

reception chairs - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

gas station table numbers - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

sunken gardens florida wedding - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? For me, having a creative planner was key. I would definitely advise couples to let someone else share your stress and remove a few things from the to-do list. Even with a wedding planner, there are still a lot of decisions for the bride and groom to make. I would also advise couples that are planning a wedding to take one night off a week from wedding planning to go on a date and talk about other things. Keep the process as fun as possible.

wedding reception chairs - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

bud vase arrangements - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

table number ideas - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

reception lounge areas - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

reception place settings - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

garden wedding reception - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

quirky cake toppers - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding

sunken gardens florida wedding - photo by By the Robinsons http://ruffledblog.com/sunken-gardens-florida-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “1, 2, 3, 4,” Feist
Bride’s Processional: “Cosmic Love,” Florence + the Machine
Recessional: “You and I,” Ingrid Michaelson
First Dance: “Heartbeats,” Jose Gonzalez
Cake Cutting: “Treasure,” Bruno Mars

Wedding Location: St. Petersburg, FL / Photographer: By the Robinsons / Event Planner: Laura Helm of Ashton Events / Florist: Shawna Carpenter of 2 Sisters Events & Design / Venue: Sunken Gardens / Wedding Dress: Pronovias “Alcanar” / Bridesmaid Dress: A one-of-a-kind gown by Camilyn Beth / Groom’s Suit: Black by Vera Wang / Wedding Caterer: Good Food Catering / Wedding Cake: Hands on Sweets / Musicians: Allyson Hurndon and Alafia String Quartet / DJ: Grant Hemond / Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals / Wedding Invitations: Alex Foster and Lynne Klasko (I painted the flowers, Alex designed the invitation)

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

Visit https://www.basicinvite.com to find over 200 fully customizable wedding invitation sets. At Basic Invite each and every invite has almost unlimited color options letting you create an invitation as unique are you are.

Pick your colors, and your text, and even upload your photo for an instant online preview of your invitation.

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Healdsburg Garden Party Wedding

Rustic Weddings

This wedding is oh-so-sweet and everything you’d expect in a beautiful garden party affair. Ooh La La Weddings & Special Events and Catherine Scott Flowers teamed up to make this backyard wedding a dream come true, and every bit of it was captured by the fantastic Blueberry Photography — including the vintage-inspired centerpieces!

Healdsburg garden party wedding - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

From the bride, Jen: We wanted something small and outdoors. I love rustic so when my husband and I visited the Healdsburg Country Gardens property we knew it was the perfect location for our outdoor wedding. The venue soon became the inspiration for our special day.

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

green yellow bouquets - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

summertime boutonnieres - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

summertime bouquet - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

succulent boutonnieres - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

unique ring photos - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

outdoor wedding ceremony - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

garden wedding ceremony - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

vintage wedding decor - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

succulent escort cards - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

vintage inspired centerpieces - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

eclectic vintage centerpieces - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? The best advice I was given was to get a day of wedding planner. I now recommend this for everyone getting married weather your wedding is big or small. All questions go to directly to the wedding planner taking the pressure off you on your special day. Worth every penny.

flower centerpieces - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

wedding reception ideas - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

rustic dessert tables - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

wedding cupcakes - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/

streamer getaway - photo by Blueberry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/healdsburg-garden-party-wedding/


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Wedding Location: Healdsburg, CA / Photographer: Blueberry Photography / Event Planning: Ooh La La Weddings & Special Events / Floral Design: Catherine Scott Flowers / Venue: Healdsburg Country Gardens / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Hair and Makeup: Belle of the Ball / Wedding Caterer: A la Heart Catering / Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Moustache Baked Goods / Officiant: Nancy Turner of A Ceremony of Love / Wedding Invitations: Rachel Thompson Design

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Sue Gallo Designs

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are big lovers of flowers! We live and breath in their beauty and all things pretty. As a fresh floral and event company in Hamilton, On., our passion is to create a beautiful celebrations of love. Our designs are the perfect pairing of garden chic and laid back elegance with a whole lot of fabulousness. We see flowers as a big component to any celebration. Together we collaborate the story of you and carefully craft components that are thoughtfully gathered and stunningly styled. Defining your vision for a singular day to beautifully mark that special moment in your lives to celebrate, relish and remember.

From intimate back yard celebrations to elaborate affairs our services are crafted with each of our couples personal style and unique vision in mind.

We’d love the chance to meet you to discuss this fabulous wedding you are planning and to tell you more about Sue Gallo Designs and how we can bring your vision to fruition.

We can’t wait to meet you and make your celebration remarkable!

Serving Niagara Wine Country, The Greater Hamilton Toronto Area, Muskoka, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Areas

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Oatlands Plantation Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Love by Serena

Between the two of them, Sarah of Sarah Park Events and Love By Serena have so much talent that we’re just a bit speechless. Who else could serve up this inspiration shoot filled with such breathtakingly gorgeous accents and details? Let’s jump into some serious pretty:

botanical inspired wedding invitations - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

From the designer, Sarah of Sarah Park Events: With Spring just around the corner, our vision for this shoot was to use bright colors and bring the outdoors in. Having that vision in mind, the greenhouse at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens in Leesburg, VA was the best venue to bring our vision to life.

berry toned bouquets - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

romantic bridal looks - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

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floral bouquet - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

botanical inspired wedding invitations - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

berry toned bouquets - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

paper goods - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

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seating charts - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

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seating chart - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

The history behind the greenhouse is just amazing and you can see that through the photos. The old exposed brick walls was one of our favorite spots to take bridal portraits, very romantic and filled with lots of character. Our color inspiration came from the greenhouse itself so we were able to use a lot of fun and bright colors. The great thing about having events at greenhouses is that the weather can be cold and snowy outside but the inside will always be warm and colorful. We had to brave an icy cold day that day but I am extremely happy with how everything turned out and I can’t thank my vendors enough!

mint green wedding ideas - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

red reception drinks - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

unique seating chart - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

moss wedding signs - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

calligraphy paper goods - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

greenhouse wedding reception - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

red reception centerpiece - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

red centerpieces - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

dessert tables - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

calligraphy table numbers - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

written cake topper - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

reception tablescapes - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration

bridal wedding inspiration - photo by Love by Serena http://ruffledblog.com/oatlands-plantation-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Leesburg, VA / Photographer: Love By Serena / Event Design: Sarah Park Events / Shoot Venue: Oatlands Historic House & Gardens / Floral Design, Ceremony Gown and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Gossamer Vintage / Lace Reception Dress: Via Gypset Vintage / Hair and Makeup: Liz Wegrzyn / Chocolate Cake and Mini Donuts: Dudley’s Desserts / Plates and Cups: Anthropologie / Chairs: World Market / Stationery: Miss Wyolene / Models: Danielle De Souza and Flavia

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Southern Inspired Wedding

Elegant Weddings

We just couldn’t help ourselves from falling in love with this Napa wedding inspired by the relaxed elegance of the South. Matt Edge Wedding Photography and Mary Ellen Murphy of Off The Beaten Path Weddings are two consummate professionals who make pure magic when they work together, as you can see in the case of Steph and Jeremy’s wedding. Can you imagine a more blissfully romantic ceremony site than this one?

Southern inspired wedding - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

From the bride, Steph: Our relationship was a friendship-turned-romance which in hindsight was ideal for us because now we truly are best friends. Originally we were colleagues, totally wrapped up in our own personal lives but enjoyed hanging out with our mutual group of “orphan” friends (friends that, like us, didn’t have family in town). On one particular evening, at a baseball game, we connected on a deeper level which we now realize was officially the point of no return. Apprehensive to mess up a great friendship and to be sensitive to Jeremy’s (then) 3 year-old daughter, we both proceeded cautiously but it was an undeniable perfect match and inevitably headed for “forever.” Three years later, Jeremy proposed and the planning began…

peach wedding invitations - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

coral wedding details - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Ranunculus, mums, white anemones, succulents, roses, dusty miller, green hypericum berries, etc.

grey pink details - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

diamond engagement rings - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

reception drinks - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

garden wedding reception - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

Every detail of our wedding was a reflection of who we are as individuals and as a couple. We love wine country so when Jeremy proposed in the middle of a vineyard in Napa, it was obvious where we wanted to be married. So, our hunt began for the ideal location. I am confident that we looked at every possible location throughout Napa & Sonoma until we received a recommendation to check out Off The Beaten Path Weddings (by Mary Ellen Murphy). We immediately knew Mary Ellen and her team were the perfect fit for us. Everything from her rustic elegance styling to her philosophy on how weddings “should be” was exactly “us.” Steph’s priorities were excellent photography and having details galore and Jeremy’s were plenty of libations and just making sure everyone had a good time – our wedding was certainly not short on either. It was an event to remember but a word of caution to other brides – it goes by QUICK! One of the best pieces of advice I received was to from time to time intentionally force yourself to stop and take in the moment. It’s the only way to ensure you live in the moment and you’ll be glad you did!

rustic wedding ceremony - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

garden wedding reception - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

peach paper goods - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

tree wedding ceremony - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

wine cork escort cards - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

wedding details - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? The magnitude of everything you need to do can be overwhelming so find a good check list, add your own “to-do’s” based on your individual preferences and just trust the timeline it provides to keep you on track. Pick your battles and let the little things go. Something inevitably won’t go as planned – the secret – nobody else will really notice so don’t stress it. :) Oh, and… hire a wedding coordinator! If nothing else, at least a “day-of” person. Worth every penny. I was lucky enough to be able to hire Mary Ellen Murphy from Off The Beaten Path Weddings who truly made the entire wedding planning experience enjoyable!

napa wedding reception - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

family style reception - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

garden party receptions - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

rustic wedding details - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

peach wedding ideas - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

reception desserts - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding

dessert table - photo by Matt Edge http://ruffledblog.com/southern-inspired-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Parents’ and Grandparents’ Processional: “Marry Me,” Train
Bridal Party Processional: “Hey Pretty Girl,” Kip Moore (acoustic version) and “Angel,” Jack Johnson
Bride’s Processional: “Forever,” Ben Harper
Recessional: “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
First Dance: “This Kind of Love,” Sister Hazel
Father/Daughter Dance: “Father Daughter,” Paul Simon
Mother/Son Dance: “Days Like This,” Van Morrison

Wedding Location: Healdsburg, CA / Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography / Floral and Event Design: Mary Ellen Murphy of Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Venue: Private Estate / Wedding Dress: Pronovias La Sposa / Shoes: Adrianna Papell / Veil: handmade by bride’s mother and grandmother / Jewelry: Banana Republic and Stella & Dot / Hair and Makeup: Veronica Passalacqua / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Flower Girl Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Indochino / Groomsmen Ties: The Tie Bar / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Off The Beaten Path Weddings / DJ: Walt Vega of Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Table and Chair Rentals: Wine Country Party And Events / Videographer: Dave Waldorf / Stationery: Rachel Thornton

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Wedding Fusions

Beautiful wedding stationery suites, alternative guest books, fingerprint trees, seating plans and personalised wedding/table decor.

Budget savvy brides receive a personalised file which can be printed at home or locally – professional design with huge cost savings! Wide selection available.

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Metallic Garden Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Day 7 Photography

Today’s styled shoot is a true experiment in classic romantic details – metallic tones, pinks, lush flowers, and a garden setting make this shoot truly shine. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a team of incredibly talented vendors, including Day 7 Photography, Leave the Details To Me, and Flora Fetish, to execute the vision to utter perfection.

metallic garden wedding inspiration - photo by Day 7 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/metallic-garden-wedding-inspiration/

From the photographer, Sean of Day 7 Photography: Here’s a shoot I recently had the privilege of photographing. Some of Austin’s best vendors were involved and we all had a great time. The purpose of this shoot was the highlight the trend of silver and gold working together. We loved the contrast of this garden with metallics. The metallics in our details highlight the “glam” element while juxtaposing with the beautiful gardens and florals. Another element that we feel stood out was the use of a non-traditional bouquet. The horns mixed with florals and beads adds to the theme of garden metallics.

fluffy pink bouquet - photo by Day 7 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/metallic-garden-wedding-inspiration/

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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Day 7 Photography / Event Planning and Design: Leave the Details To Me / Flowers: Flora Fetish / Venue: Vista on Seward Hill / Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Laura Heyns of Urban Betty / Wedding Cake: Simon Lee Bakery / Rentals: Marquee Rentals

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Texan Garden Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Today’s styled shoot goes to show how important the right wedding venue can be. The supremely gorgeous garden area of Travaasa Austin is an utter dream, blending garden whimsy with nothing short of elegant sophistication. With a talented team consisting of She-n-He Photography, The Simplifiers, and Rosehip Flora, is it any wonder we’re so in love with this shoot?


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From the stylist, Mary of The Simplifiers: This wedding is for the bride who wants something different. With a sophisticated style and a love for the outdoors, this couple is one looking for a venue that very few have discovered so far. Travaasa Austin, named one of the Top 10 Destination Spas in the US by TripAdvisor and just recently began offering their experiential resort for exclusive weddings. With 70 sleeping rooms on-site, plus horseback riding, yoga, full spa and more, this destination is a gorgeous location for a weekend getaway wedding.

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When we stepped inside Solidago Gardens for the first time, we knew this space was magical. We were so inspired by the fall colors of the trees and natural lighting that seeps into the space. About the exact opposite of a traditional hotel ballroom. Playing off the autumn colors of the surroundings, we added pops of hot pink and navy blue into the floral design, including unexpected elements like gold shimmery spray painted tillandsia air plants for the place card holders.


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photography, Invitations, and Paper Goods: Melanie Grizzel of She-n-He Photography / Event Planning, Event Design, Project Manager: The Simplifiers / Event Design and Flowers: Rosehip Flora / Venue and Caterer: Travaasa Austin / Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid / Hair and Makeup: Erica Gray / Wedding Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie / Rentals, Linens, and China: WHIM Event Rentals / Lighting: Atomic Picnic / Calligrapher: The Pink Pen / Models: Tolly Moseley, Jason Freshly, Sophie Parrott, and Chelsea Dunivan

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Italian Garden Party Inspiration

Wedding Design

As soon as I catch wind of the words “Italian garden party,” I have to hear more. brideside and mStarr event styling + design banded together to create an incredible garden styled session with romantic touches photographed by Hello Love Photography. Keep reading for some DIY projects taken straight from this shoot!

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From brideside and mStarr event styling + design: Our Italian garden party soiree was a new twist on the casual outdoor garden wedding. With inspiration from Mediterranean coastal towns and Italian wineries, we wanted to showcase how a bride can integrate some DIY projects, organic florals and simple details into her fashion and décor to express her style and experiences. The bridesmaids were an important part of the overall inspiration for us. We wanted our gorgeous gals to mimic the bride’s soft style, while still wearing gowns that made them feel beautiful and reflected their individuality. The neutral tones and whimsical flower crowns from petal floral design allowed us to maintain a sense of uniformity among the diverse dress styles. Casey from Hello Love couldn’t have captured all the pretty any better!

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AMORE Wine Cork Wedding Sign

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Supplies:
-about 200 wine corks (found here)
-natural wood letters from AC moore or Michaels
-cheap red wine {don’t waste the good stuff unless you drink some as you go along!}
-glue gun
-staple gun
-twine

1) Brush about half the corks with wine and leave the other half overnight in about an 1/4-1/2
inch of wine.
2) Glue the corks on the letters with a glue gun and wait a few hours to make sure they’re
completely secure.
3) Use a staple gun on the back of the letters leaving a little room between the staple + wood..
thread twine through and hang!


DIY Herb Olive Oil Favors

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Supplies:
-glass bottles (we used these cork top bottles)
-olive oil
-sprigs of rosemary

1) Place 1 sprig of rosemary in each bottle.
2) Using a small funnel to prevent spillage, pour the olive oil into the bottles.
3) Finish off with a favorite ribbon and you’re ready to go!
PS these make equally great hostess gifts!


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Shoot Location: Boston, MA / Photographer: Hello Love Photography / Event Design and Styling: mStarr event styling + design / Floral Design: Petal Floral Design / Venue: Belkin Lookout Farm / Wedding Dresses: brideside.me / Hair: Axle Color Studio / Makeup: Blush Wedding Day / Menswear: Alton Lane / Rentals and Striped Napkins: New England Country Rentals / Table Runner and Lace Napkins: Nuage Designs / Models: Kristen of The Boston Fashionista, Chris from Alton Lane, Eric from Trade Restaurant

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Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi

In 2002, I started my own company, to offer foreigners the possibility to get married in this magical region. Over the years, I have made creating unique weddings my mission, using the finest vendors and most picturesque venues and locations. We have received praise from our clients and the press, and many of our outstanding weddings have been featured in the most prestigious international magazines. I am proud to say that I have contributed to making dreams come true for so many couples.

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Santa Monica Garden Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Heidi Ryder

How could I not fall for this wedding from Heidi Ryder? Set in a gorgeous garden area of Santa Monica’s Tiato, bride Renee decorated the space as she’d want her own backyard to look. The result is, of course, an intimate space full of succulents and gorgeous atmosphere.

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From the bride, Renee: Classy and intimate. Most importantly, we wanted people to go a little crazy on the dance floor (which they did). Our goal was to have everything – bridesmaids, groomsmen, groomsmen ties, tables, etc. look cohesive without it looking too coordinated. I always had trouble answering the question “what is your theme”, because we never really decided on one. We focused on a few things we knew we wanted, and built it from there. For the decor, I thought about how I would want my backyard to look (if I had a backyard) and ended up with lots of succulents and recycled materials. For the color scheme, we knew we wanted grey suits and some grey bridesmaids dresses, so I just narrowed down colors that looked good with grey, and landed on a blush/peach (or “dusty rose” as Pinterest likes to call it). I assigned all eight bridesmaids colors by sending them paint swatches with a shade of grey or blush/peach, and had them pick out their own dress.

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The venue itself was built and decorated using recycled materials, so I used that theme as inspiration for our look. My mom and I worked together to decorate the tables. She collected succulent clippings from friends and family and grew a dedicated for the year leading up to the wedding (I live in Chicago, so I couldn’t participate in the garden) while I searched for vintage-looking metal, ceramic and glass containers at thrift stores. My aunt and grandmother came over a few days before the wedding, and together with my mom we arranged all of the planters using stones, pebbles, sand and moss. The venue allowed us to use their tables, but the one difficulty with their set-up was that the tables where many different shapes, sizes and materials. My mom decided to sew all of the table clothes instead of renting. She made beautiful lace runners for the wooden tables with burlap place mats and grey tablecloths for the metal tables. Lastly, our wedding planner painted old books peach/blush and grey and used them on the tables under tea lights for additional decoration. We used any extra planters for bar menus and additional signs.

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Our venue had a nice, small private room attached to the reception area, so we used this for the guest book/photo booth. I purchased a FujiFilm Instax (new version of a Polaroid camera) and set it up next to a blank guest book with instructions. Guests took photos and then wrote a note in the book. It was really great to look at the photos and notes the next day (especially the ones taken towards the end of the night). My dress was made using piece of lace from my mom’s wedding dress. I used the leftover lace from my wedding dress to make each of the bridesmaids and my mom a piece of jewelry. I don’t know if the jewelry made it through the whole night, partly because the lace was delicate, but mostly because I’m not a jewelry maker. Still, it was fun to make and meant something to me to share a part of my dress with everyone. After all, I was only going to wear it once, so I needed to get as much out of it as possible.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1) Space out your planning. 2) Choose a few things you care about to focus on and let other people (parents, etc) focus on the things they care about. 3) Accept that you are going to have some fights with your partner. 4) Spend time on your ceremony (if you are writing it yourself). 5) Enjoy having all of your people in one space. It’s a beautiful thing that doesn’t happen very often.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Bach’s Arioso from Cantata No. 156
Bride’s Processional: “The Nearness of You,” Hoagy Carmichael
Recessional: “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart,” Duke Ellington
First Dance: “The Very Thought of You,” Billie Holiday
Father/Daughter Dance: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” James Brown
Mother/Son Dance: Miles Davis Ballad
Grandfather/Bride: “Another Saturday Night,” Sam Cooke

Wedding Location: Santa Monica, CA / Photographer: Heidi Ryder / Floral Design: A Touch of Lavender / Coordinator: Jennifer Williger / Venue: Tiato / Getting Ready Hotel: Culver Hotel / Wedding Dress: Mignonette Bridal / Hair Pieces: I purchased vintage broaches from a store in Chicago, and our hair stylist turned them into hair pieces for me, my mom and my sister-in-law / Hair: Aubrey Marie / Makeup: Kimberly Bragalone / Bride’s Jewelry: I wore my grandmother’s earrings and my mom’s necklace / Bridesmaids’ Jewelery: Handmade by Bride / Groom’s Suit: Kent Wang / Groomsmen’s Ties: Drake’s / Paper Goods Design: Julie Dwyer / Save the Date Stamp: Antiquaria / Ceremony Music: Tristan Cooley (Flute) / DJ: Robert Collazo / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Surprise Texas Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

The Nichols

An engagement party that turns out to be a surprise wedding? Sign me up. Partially through the planning process, Elizabeth and David switched gears and focused on planning a killer party with a surprise ceremony in the middle. The Nichols were there to capture all the beautiful details:

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From the bride, Elizabeth: When David and I first thought about what our wedding would be like, we both agreed that something “laid-back” was what we wanted. The reality of planning a wedding, though, is a far cry from easy-going. There’s so much to think about, to schedule, to coordinate. Then there’s the anticipation and the build up. Even the calmest of my friends, in preparation for their own nuptials, have ended up on the brink. We almost thought we might just elope, but somehow that wasn’t what we wanted either. It was important to us that we stand with nearest and dearest and declare our commitment to one another. That was what we wanted. Just minus the pomp, circumstance and hysteria that usually accompanies typical weddings. So, we started thinking, how do we make a day that really is about that fun, easy quality that the best kind of parties have? Could a wedding ever be like that?

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I can’t remember which one of us said it first, but both of us lit up when we came to the idea of a surprise wedding. Throw a great party, just put a moment in the middle for the kind of simple ceremony we knew we wanted, then continue with said great party. It was perfect. Fun. Unconventional. Light-hearted. But still with the parts of a wedding that were meaningful for us. What could be better?!

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Our favorite moment was probably when we announced to the crowd (most of whom had no idea it was going to be a wedding) that we were going to get married that night. The air was electric, and the cheer was raucous. The Nichols captured it perfectly in their photos. The ceremony itself was also pretty special for both of us. My brother officiated, and customized everything for David and I. He also included David’s sons, Joshua and Ephraim, into the ceremony, which was so special and important to us. All in all, we can both honestly say that we had a total blast at our wedding! We laughed, and danced and enjoyed the company of our friends and family.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Bear in mind, I am far, far from your typical bride. Non-traditional is kind of my (and my husband’s) thing. A surprise wedding isn’t for everyone, for certain, but the point of our doing it was to stay true to ourselves and the kind of event with which we wanted to make our union official. If I had any advice to give someone in the process of envisioning a wedding. It would be 1) don’t do it alone. Pick a team, a planner and recruit good friends and family you can lean on through the process. 2) Remember, brides, that it’s about BOTH of you. Listen to your partner. He might have some very wise things to say. 3) Deep breaths! Listen to people’s opinions (and random advice from a bride on a blog) with respect, but take everything with grains of salt. Your wedding is your own. It doesn’t have to be, look, or feel any way except for the way you would like it to feel. Make the day yours! Be creative! Get crafty! It really can all be a ton of fun. Even in the pouring rain.

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Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: The Nichols / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Coordination and Event Design: Bird Dog Wedding / Floral Design: Posey Floral and Event Design / Wedding Caterer: Pink Avocado Catering / Cake Ball Pops: Sweet Pop Shop / Rentals: Marquee and Loot Vintage Rentals / Lighting: Filo Designs

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Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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