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Art Gallery Inspired Wedding Shoot with Agate

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Christa Elyce

We’re sure you’ve noticed the trend of using agate and geodes in wedding design, and if you can’t tell, we’re pretty big fans of it. Today’s styled shoot uses these natural elements in an art gallery setting, relying on striking, bold blues and hints of brass for a truly modern look. The team of Christa Elyce, Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions, and Dream Bouquet positively nailed it, don’t you think?

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From the event planner and stylist, Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions: Our Agate-Geo Styled Shoot was inspired by a chance visit to a local art gallery in Houston, TX. We wanted to find a unique event space beyond the normal look and feel of a hotel ballroom. The Deborah Colton Gallery had a wide array of high end art. Nothing stood out to us more than the piece titled, Primeval, by Dorothy Hood. The rich, jewel tone colors and texture were the perfect fit for an agate inspired shoot. We knew we wanted to embrace the texture and imperfection of agate slices and now had the perfect art piece to accompany the look.

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Once we fell in love with the painting, we curated our shoot to reflect the rich colors and understated sophistication the piece so demanded. The base inspiration of fine art and an nontraditional wedding venue triggered the idea of submitting to Ruffled. We knew we needed to submit to a platform that appreciates something different and shows new, unique ideas to share with brides! After locking in the venue, and agreeing to carefully shoot this one of a kind masterpiece, we created a detailed style board and set out for the perfect team of vendors. With each, we presented the overall look and feel for the day and put together a stand out team of professionals who truly internalized our vision. The smallest detail, yet foundation of agate slices, proved to be most adventurous and challenging task yet! Agate slices are easily found at local boutiques as polished coasters or bookends. This simply wouldn’t do! The rough edges and textures are quickly lost with the perfection consumers crave. Luckily, during the planning process for the shoot, I found myself on the other side of the world in Thailand! I made it my personal mission to search all markets and beach-side stands for the perfect slices. On my last day in Phuket, Thailand, I was drawn into a shop with a multitude of treasures. There, on a bottom shelf, covered in layers of dust, were the perfect, sapphire blue gems!! I knew I’d met my match!! My husband quickly purchased them and we were on our way home!

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It seems so trivial and simple, they are slices of rock most would say; this just wasn’t so. What this shoot needed was the uniqueness each had to offer and the imperfections to tie in the entire look. Our wonderful calligrapher scripted the names of guest and of course, “Bride” and “Groom”, to make the perfect place cards and guest favors; some of our favorite detail shots! Geometric and angels proved to be underlining elements throughout the shoot. From the neckline of the bridesmaid’s dress, to the shape detail and angles on the bride’s, we studied every piece before adding it to the collection. The Kendra Scott jewelry was a perfect accompaniment, with the angles and edges mimicking that of rocks and the organic, natural patterns presented in agate. For floral, we focused on a look to incorporate pops of colors with the hues of blues and reds the painting offered. Blue thistles, harsh and edgy, yet sophisticated, were utilized throughout. The florist provided stunning fringed tulips with a smooth outer surface, yet unexpected jagged edges, to provide an added to element to the expected simplicity.

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We also played off of the geometric feel with the various vases and candle holders, as well as wine glasses with an acute edge (rather than a perfect cylindrical look), that created the tablescape. The facets on each gave a different dimension depending on one’s vantage point. The cake, was the perfect example of how agate and geometric inspired design go hand in hand. The cake designer utilized a marbling technique to portray the beauty of layers, and blending of hues, agate exudes. This, along with the geometric base, a gold brushed hexagon, was the perfect marriage of the two design elements. We always encourage brides to be open minded, yet stay true to themselves. Anyone can create a wedding that will leave an impression whether they choose to stay inside the box, balance on the lines of its edges, or completely jump outside!! A great team of vendors and solid inspiration board from the beginning allows one to create something unique, yet present a cohesive wedding look they will surely love!!

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christa Elyce

Event Planning and Styling

Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions

Floral Design

Dream Bouquet

Venue

Deborah Colton Gallery

Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Dress

Houston Bridal Gallery

Jewelry

Kendra Scott

Hair and Makeup

Adorne Artistry

Wedding Cake

Sugary & Chic Cake Boutique

Rentals

EB Inc.

Wedding Invitations, Paper Goods, and Calligraphy

Nib and Pixel

Fred Meyer Jewelers Fall Catalog

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Photos by:

Jenny Chokbengboun

Whimsical wooden elements, a wedding venue that is absolutely to die for, and packed punches of jewel-toned reds make up the images from the Fred Meyer Jewelers Fall Bridal Catalog. With fall weather heading our way, this strikingly pin-worthy inspiration from Fred Meyer Jewelers is absolutely darling. Sticking to the season, Emerald Petals played upon the location and capitalized on the winery’s traditional look and created overflowing centerpieces with lovely white and green detail set atop gold urns. To add to the tablescape, a simple runner of foliage topped the look off and gave everything that autumnal feel. We love summer just as much as the next person, but there’s something about fall that we can’t help but adore!

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Liana Huserik, Creative Manager at Fred Meyer Jewelers, gave us an inside look at how this autumnal wedding inspiration came together: Inspiration for this modern fairytale came from the combination of contrasting elements – geometric, industrial, urban elements meet with natural, soft, whimsical details in this stunning photo shoot.

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Portland’s urban winery, Coopers Hall, was the perfect contrast to the wedding’s fanciful décor. Stacks of wine barrels, a ceiling full of fairy lights and a modern seating area gave the space natural vignettes for fun photo ops. We contrasted the winery’s contemporary architecture with whimsical wildflower bouquets, gold accents, woodcut coasters and soft candle lighting. For colors, we used unique, autumnal colors — spiceberry, blue umbra, winter sage, and Florentine gold. Pick your colors like a pro by browsing color palette websites like Design Seeds or Adobe Color. Choose a base you like and instantly get a full palette of perfectly coordinating colors.

PaperBackdrop

A fluttering, paper backdrop gave bare walls extra texture and helped define the space to feel more intimate. This popular DIY is a great way to give open spaces a dramatic feel without overspending! Find out how to make your own in just five easy steps.

These ethereal gowns were designed by Michelle DeCourcy, a Portland boutique designer known for statement and alternative wedding dresses. Each gown expresses modern elegance in their unique details – tulle overlays on an off-white skirt, floral appliqués, flowing empire silhouettes, and a lacy racer-back. Simple color pops like a magenta ribbon in the bouquet, bold lipstick and a smoky eye tied the look to our palette.

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Elegant bridal jewelry rounded out the look by giving the bride a modern, metallic touch – a diamond solitaire pendant and matching earrings, delicate gold bangles and a spectacular wedding set. Named for the circle of light surrounding celestial bodies, the radiance of a halo engagement ring is unmatched. Accompanied by a brilliant pavé wedding band, this timeless, vintage-inspired wedding set perfectly reflected the whimsical mood of the wedding.

For the groom, we wanted to put a twist on the traditional black tie with a handsome, navy suit. The dark material kept the suit looking formal and classic, but the navy color allowed him stand out from the crowd. Just like the bride, colorful accessories like a vibrant bowtie, wild rose boutonniere, polka dot socks and brown dress shoes round out the look.

A pair of steel cuff links or a sharp-looking dress watch can add a debonair touch to your groom’s attire, but the wedding band is the real show-stopper. These days, grooms are upgrading their classic, gold bands to diamond-studded masterpieces and the changes don’t stop there. Alternative metals like titanium, cobalt, steel and tungsten are becoming more popular among today’s grooms. Many of these unique metals offer a more contemporary look and are more durable than traditional gold – perfect for the modern gentleman in your life. Check out Fred Meyer Jewelers metal guide to learn more about these metals’ characteristics.

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Wedding Vendors

Venue

Coopers Hall

Jewelry

Fred Meyer Jewelers

Wedding Dress

Michelle DeCourcy

Hair & Makeup

Anou Sithammalat

Florist

Emerald Petals

Photographer

Jenny Chokbengboun

Garden High School Sweetheart Wedding

Garden Weddings

In our line of work, it never fails to warm our souls when we come across high school sweethearts. Newlyweds Chasni and Joshua couldn’t stop themselves from filling the day with little inside jokes, nods to their love for each other, and of course gorgeous visual treats for the guests in the form of the venue’s incredible Spanish moss. And did we mention Chasni’s Amsale wedding gown? Pinch me. Thank you to Virginia Ann Photography and Razzle Dazzle Event Decorating for your wonderful work on this day!

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From the bride, Chasni: Of course when you start planning your wedding you want everything and Pinterest can definitely be at fault for that – LOL. I feel like the style I envisioned for our wedding was a mix between a shabby chic look along with boho touches here and there.

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Bouquet recipe: Peonies, Sweetheart Roses, Lisianthus, Hydrangeas, Dusty Millers, Stock, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Italian Ruscus.

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first look

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If I could best describe the look of our wedding I would say whimsical, elegant, and romantic. We didn’t have a theme but our color scheme was soft pinks, golds and ivory with touches of greenery everywhere! Oh and I’m such a DIY type of person, so with the help of my mother (and a few other family members) we tackled quite a few DIY projects throughout the wedding planning process. Some of the DIY projects included the wedding programs, our welcome sign, wedding invitations, the outdoor games – rings toss and cornhole boards, my bridal party’s jewelry – I made their necklaces and bracelets, “Here Comes the Bride” sign, my something blue keepsake garter with lace from my mothers wedding dress, and the list just goes on. My Dad is amazing and also helped with our DIY projects. He made me a palette coffee table that we used outdoors with a few other furniture pieces and it turned out great!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start early! The earlier the better, I’m one of those brides that did everything early and it really helped me out as we got closer to the wedding. I got so many things out of the way, even the small things you tend to forget about. For instance, parents gifts, bridal party gifts, wedding jewelry and accessories. I even started buying a lot of my wedding decor early on. I started grabbing those things about a year before the wedding and even throughout the planning. So, when I started to get organized and pull out everything from storage a few weeks before the wedding, I realized I had so many decorations and I was able use them all over the wedding venue! It was perfect.

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simple centerpieces

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pink sequin sweetheart table

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gold sparkle wedding cake

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Be sure to watch the film from 2911 Films:

Wedding Music:
Prelude: “All of Me,” John Legend; “You and Me,” Lifehouse; “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
Processional: “Marry Me,” Train
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran; “Island Girl,” Tribal Seed

From the photographer, Virginia Ann Photography: Chasni and Josh are high school sweet hearts which meant their day was full of so many “I know you so well” touches. From their gifts to each other at the beginning of the day, a pair of sunglasses for her since she loves the beach and an awesome watch for him since fashion is so much a part of his line of work as a stylist, to the little looks and laughs from inside jokes they kept whispering to each other during portrait time. Their bond was so clear. The venue, The Ranch at San Patricio, couldn’t have been more idyllic, full Spanish moss covered oaks swaying in the breeze surrounding the little white chapel with the sound of the water trickling by from the small brook just behind. Their color palette of blush, gold, and pops of navy made for a classic strong look against the organic green background. All eyes were on Chasni as she walked the aisle in her stunning Amsale bridal gown to her groom. This day was one for the books!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virginia Ann Photography

Floral and Wedding Design

Razzle Dazzle Event Decorating Inc.

Day-Of Wedding Coordination

Circle A Events

Venue

The Ranch at San Patricio

Wedding Dress

Amsale "Carson"

Bridal Store

Julian Gold

Belt

Bella Bride Boutique

Wedding Veil

Blanca Veils "Drop Cathedral Veil"

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka "Kiara"

Jewelry

JC Bridal Jewelry

Hair

Kosmo Salon

Makeup

Victoria Lobdell

Bridesmaid Dresses

Wtoo Bridesmaids

Groom's Attire

Michael Kors via Al's Formalwear

Groomsmen Attire

Doni Barassi via Al's Formalwear

Catering

Salinas Catering Inc

Wedding Cake

Sugar Sugar

DJ

TRT Music Productions

Wedding Invitation Design

Casey Snyder Design

Videography

2911 Films

Photobooth

Freeze Frame Photo Booth Rental

Transportation

King's Chariot Limousine

Cozy Up with this Chic Philly Wedding

Romantic Weddings

If you ever wanted to see what modern glam with an ode to yesteryear looks like, this astounding Philadelphia wedding from danfredo photos +  films takes first prize. Deep down, Kaitlin and Mark wanted to throw a huge party with their closest family and friends and the celebration was down-to-earth and relaxed, with heaps of earthy vibes and lush greenery centerpieces by Wild Stems that echoed that aesthetic. And don’t forget to check out the bride’s updo: it’s the bee’s knees.

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From the bride, Kaitlin: Front & Palmer is such a beautiful and unique raw space that we wanted to highlight and play off its exposed brick, high ceilings with industrial beams, and gorgeous hardwood floors as much as possible.  We felt that this worked well with our vision of a minimal, romantic, earthy vibe with lots of soft candlelight and greenery.  As far as our vision of the day itself, it was important to us that it felt more like a huge party with all of our closest family and friends as opposed to a regimented event with specific things needing to happen at specific times.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography and Videography

danfredo photos + films

Floral Design

Wild Stems

Venue

Front & Palmer

Hotel

Hotel Monaco

Wedding Dress

Katie May

Wedding Shoes

Klub Nico

Veil

Twigs & Honey

Bridal Boutique

Lovely Bride

Hair and Makeup

KLP Hair Designs

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Rent the Runway

Groom's Attire and Best Man's Attire

Indochino

Groom's Tie

The Tie Bar

Groom's Shoes

Allen Edmonds

Catering and Wedding Cake

Feast Your Eyes Catering

DJ

East Coast Event Group

Transportation

First Student Charter Bus

Save-the-Dates

Custom Design, Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Invitations

Custom Design, VistaPrint

French Country Banquet Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Debbie Lourens

This Debbie Lourens and Green Goddess Flower Studio collaboration shoot is a vision in red. The deep ruby is just so mesmerizing and definitely screams French countryside when you see how this rich color is woven and worked into this editorial. It’s such a strong color on its own and adding a delightful punch of pale blue to the mix of colors is the icing on the cake. Not only does it bring out the red even more, it softens the whole look, giving it a nice touch of whimsy. There are so many treats to see with this wedding inspiration!

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From the floral designer and stylist, Green Goddess Flower Studio: The inspiration for this shoot was a French banquet in a relaxed country setting. Reminiscent of traditional family dining around a big table in an old Loire Valley chateau. The overall look of the table is one that is relaxed, but elegant without being overly rustic – a little bit of French country botanical. We wanted a table that looked warm and inviting, particularly for couples who want to consider a cooler weather wedding. It can be a wonderful time of year to get married and really enjoy those rich, decadent winter meals, with great wine and a roaring fire. We opted for warm, rich colours of reds, peach and coral, with hints of mint and deep purple for some added drama. We chose large opulent, heavily petalled blooms to convey the sense of understated elegance and to off-set the rich textures of the finer berries. We chose to do a swag style arrangement which is very on-trend and suits the French banquet style of dining.

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Langverwagt is a historic farm with beautiful heritage buildings. As the reception cellars were built for practical use of storing wine, they are quite dark – which invites filling the rooms with lots of warm candlelight and rich warm colours. The farm has beautiful gardens around every corner and it was lovely to bring some of the garden into the venue as part of this shoot. And to make use of the venue’s permanent fairy light installations to add some romance to the look.

We wanted to use items that were effortlessly elegant, as if you had been invited to a French country chateau for this celebration. Almost as if the village had all rallied and lent all of their best family crystal, flatware and candlesticks to help the couple celebrate amongst those who had watched them grow up. The slight colour on the flatware added an interesting perspective instead of going for more neutral crockery. It also had a slightly raised pattern on it that gave it a more relaxed feel than if we had chosen something with a gold rim for example. The glasses from Woolworths were ideal they were very classic shapes with beautiful etching that conveys old tradition without the heaviness of a cut crystal glass.

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rustic wedding decor - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

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red place settings - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

We used a stone coloured linen tablecloth to keep the look relaxed and added a striped linen runner to give it a more French feel. The lighter coloured linen also served as a great backdrop for the deeper coloured flowers and complemented them, rather than competing with them. The gold cutlery was a little nod to some opulence and completed the look by adding to the warm colours of the décor.

We also chose the clear perspex Victoria chairs, which are based on the design of Louis chairs, again the French connection. But we opted for clear chairs, to let the opulence of the table do the talking, rather than confusing the look with more detail in the chairs. We considered using wooden chairs, but the clear perspex added a more contemporary feel, that was too old-world.

printed table numbers - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

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fall wedding flowers - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

olive oil wedding favors - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

romantic tablescapes - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

We call this type of arrangement a swag or a floral runner. It is often made with mostly greenery, but in our case given the season and the abundance of beautiful berries (in red, purple, brown, green and pink tones), we used the berries as the main ingredient of the swag, with a little greenery for some definition. This was complemented with coral charm peonies (from Holland as they are in season in the Northern Hemisphere between May and August), but peonies are available locally at the end of October, but not necessarily in this colour), red tulips (these are in season in South Africa between June and October), red ranunculus (in season in South Africa from June to November), cream, red and peach roses (available all year round), foliage, all complemented by a mix of seasonal berries.

wedding food and drink - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

painted wedding cakes - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

lace wedding dresses - photo by Debbie Lourens http://ruffledblog.com/french-country-banquet-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography and Shoot Concept

Debbie Lourens

Shoot Concept, Styling, and Floral Design

Green Goddess Flower Studio

Venue

Langverwagt Wedding Venue

Wedding Dress

Robyn Roberts Bridal Wear

Antique Jewelry and Silver Goblet

Kays Antiques

Dressing Gowns

Lace Blossom

Hair and Makeup

Makeup and Delight

Wedding Cake and Cookies

Cakes by Wade

Linens

The Tablecloth Hiring Company

Stationery

Pretty in Stains

Brightly Colorful Sequined Wedding

Modern Weddings

Maybe it’s a girly girl’s thing, but we can never have enough glam, gold, or sequins and we’re so thrilled this A.J. Dunlap Photography wedding came our way. Kast Events and crew worked their magic all over the modern venue and transformed it into a shining spectacle. Eclectic Sage certainly stopped the show with those elaborate and gorgeous floral arrangements. In every bright color you could think of or imagine, the blooms worked so well against all of the sequined decor. Shout out to the bride’s floral crown, especially; it’s so divine!

colorful weddings - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

From the photographer, A.J. Dunlap PhotographyThe pops of color, sparkly sequin and the happy couple that fill this wedding will make you smile from ear to ear. The bride wanted a glamorous and colorful wedding day, and she got just that! The ceremony was set on a theater style stage with a gold and silver paper chain background that was breathtaking. Match that with the mismatched floral bridesmaid gowns & flower crowns, and you had one gorgeous wedding.

floral wedding invitations - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

wedding dresses - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

wedding programs - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

ceremony chairs - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

indoor wedding ceremonies - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

wedding processional - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

The reception was so unique & again full of color! The pink peony and succulent centerpieces popped against the gold sequin table runners that adorned the family style tables. With unique touches everywhere like the Polaroid place cards and brownie tower wedding cake, it was a day not soon forgotten!

bride crying - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

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geo wedding decor - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

coral charm peony centerpieces - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

wedding place settings - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

vibrant wedding bouquet - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

wedding party fashion - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

gold sequin wedding decor - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

wedding tablescapes - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

bridesmaids dresses - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

Who says bridesmaids have to match, in dress style, color, or otherwise? We say to branch out and have them throw on a wide array of styles and colors that suit your wedding tastes. Prints are a huge trend right now for bridesmaids’ dresses and they’re such a hit. Oh and who says they have to be dresses? We love the new jumpsuit idea, too!

modern gold wedding decor - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

wedding toasts - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

first dance photo - photo by A.J. Dunlap Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brightly-colorful-sequined-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Modern Festive Austin Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

The Nichols

What more could you ask for from this beautiful wedding? Sloan and Jose had a ultra-trendy venue, The Nichols as photographers, and an afterparty/second reception to celebrate their New Years’ Eve fête all-in-one. Stems brought in vibrant colors to amp up the otherwise cool-weathered Austin wedding day, and with the festiveness of the day, Olive and Belle reined in all of the hip details. We would have loved an invite to this glorious event!

Austin weddings - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

From the bride, Sloan: Right from the get-go we knew we wanted something different than a typical “all in one shot” wedding. We also knew that we wanted our wedding day to evoke two different feelings: Ceremony, intimate. Reception, non-stop party.  Having lived together for three years before getting married, we really wanted to get into the heart of a wedding and marital union from a non-traditional, non-religious standpoint. We felt we could achieve this with a very intimate ceremony that felt both personal and communal. It was important to us that our family and guests knew how appreciated their roles in our lives to the point of our marriage meant and how much we look forward to having them in our futures.

gold wedding invitations - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

gold wedding shoes - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

modern weddings in Austin - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding ceremony chairs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Initially, we wanted a private ceremony one night followed by a reception the following night, but had a hard time wrapping our heads around how to not make guests feel excluded from the ceremony. When our ceremony venue, Union on Eighth had New Year’s Eve as one of their only remaining available dates in 2015, the idea of a split event on the same day was born. 

We decided to host a morning ceremony followed by brunch at The Union on Eighth and a reception later in the evening at Easy Tiger. This turned out to be the best decision we made for our wedding day. It allowed us to have time with our guests twice that day which made the day feel all the more special. It was also really fun for our guests. We got to hear stories about their adventures between the ceremony and reception, how they hung out with other guests between each event, and how it made their New Year’s Eve so unique.

wedding signs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding decor - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding greenery decor - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding processional - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Flower recipe: Icelandic poppies, king protea, ranunculus, astilbe, kumquat branches, eucalyptus, and lisianthus.

wedding venues in Austin - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding photography - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

hipster couples - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take your time and go with your gut. Jose and I had a long engagement, 2.5 years. Throughout that time we came up with a million ideas, viewed over 20 venues in multiple cities, etc. I’m so glad that we took our time, did our research, and didn’t jump into anything that didn’t feel right. Hire a coordinator, or if you can fit it into your budget, a planner. We ran into Sydney of Olive and Belle at a mutual friend’s wedding the April prior to our wedding. After a few months of thinking I could handle everything on my own I sent a desperate, ragged message to Sydney inquiring if she would be interested in working with us. Thank goodness she said yes! Our day wouldn’t have been as seamless or anywhere near wonderful if it weren’t for her.

wedding photographers in Austin - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding fashion - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

modern wedding tables - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding venues in Texas - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

poppy and blush centerpieces - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

citrus wedding details - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

geo wedding ideas - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

paper wedding decor - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding signs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Stand your ground, but also learn to pick your battles. One question I would repeat in my head during times of conflict or battling preferences was “If this happens/doesn’t happen at your wedding will you be devastated?” While that sounds a bit extreme, it allowed me to figure out what I absolutely had to have, what I could compromise on, and what I absolutely did not want. 

If possible, write your own ceremony. My godfather was a gem and officiated our wedding. He, his husband, Jose, and I collectively had a hand in the writing and planning of our ceremony. We chose to honor our family and friends with community vows and a ring warming passing. We also infused a loose take on a hand tying ceremony. It meant so much to us to be married on our terms, in a ceremony that was uniquely ours, and even more, that it was delivered by someone who means so much to us.

wedding favor ideas - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding cakes - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

afterparty weddings - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

new years eve weddings - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Wedding music:
Processional (family and groom): Steady as the Rising Sun by Robert Ellis Processional (bride walked down by parents): Wonderful (The Way I Feel) by My Morning Jacket
Recessional: Rave On by Buddy Holly
Father/Bride: Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Mother/Bride and Mother/Groom: Stand By Me by Ben E. King 
First Dance: Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place) by Talking Heads
Actually the First Dance: I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

The Nichols

Wedding Planning

Olive and Belle

Floral Design

Stems

Ceremony Venue

The Union on Eighth

Reception Venue

Easy Tiger

Wedding Dress

Catherine Deane, BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Loeffler Randall

Opal Studs

WWAKE

Staple Studs

Kathleen Whittaker

Custom Acrostic Ring

Lulu Frost

Gold Cuff

Odette

Engagement Ring

Sarah Perlis

Rose Gold Wedding Band

Tilda Biehn

Opal/Diamond Wedding Band

Loren Stewart

Reception Crop Top and Skirt

Nicholas

Reception Shoes

Miu Miu

Hair and Makeup

Lola Beauty

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Groom's Tie

The Hillside

Groom's Shoes and Belt

Billy Reid

Groom's Socks

Paul Smith

Groom's Watch

Shinola

Groom's Wedding Band

Bittersweets NY

Catering

Whole Foods Austin, Easy Tiger

Wedding Cake

Sweetish Hill Bakery

Donut Holes

Round Rock Donuts

DJ

DJ Gatsby

Wedding Logo

Nicolas Fredrickson

Save-the-Dates

Bride and Groom

Wedding Invitations

Bella Figura

Geometric Gems Styled Elopement

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Sonia Bourdon

In this absolutely breathtaking styled shoot from Sonia Bourdon Photographe, we saw creativity at its finest unfold. Mlle Artsy was the designer for this and rather than shy away from the cold temperatures, they embraced it, threw a pretty dress in and a bespoke suit for good measure, and dolled up this cave to no end. This setting definitely comes with ample inspiration, so Flore&Sens Atelier Floral created colorful arrangements that meshed perfectly with the aesthetic of the shoot and its surroundings. Who says all of the warm months get to have all of the fun styled shoots?

copper wedding accents - photo by Sonia Bourdon Photographe http://ruffledblog.com/geometric-gems-styled-elopement

From the event designers, Mlle Artsy: This creative shoot was inspired by our magnificent wintry landscapes of Canada. We are blessed to have such breathtaking scenery here, and we had to put nature at the forefront of our styled elopement shoot. We were greatly inspired by the cave at Arbraska Laflèche, with its unbelievable stalagmites and gorgeous stone walls. The cave inspired our colour palette: shades of white, gold, rust and black, and completed our palette with a rich dark turquoise color that we used as our accent color. We incorporated geometrics, granite, geodes, quartz and gems into the shoot, which tied into the location. Those quartz perfectly complemented the stalagmites and stalactites found on site. We transform this cave into a mine of Ice and Gems. Finally, a winter wedding is not completed without furs, especially for their rich textures and warm colours.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sonia Bourdon

Venue

Arbraska Lafleche

Event Designer

Mlle Artsy

Assistant Photographer

Dany Lepage Photography

Decor

La Mariée Bohème

Floral Designer

Flore&Sens Atelier Floral

Brooch Bouquet and Accessories

Mlle Artsy

Cake

The Cake Whisperer

Pastries

Patisserie La Toque

Jewelry

SandyzStory

Calligraphy and Paper Suite Design

Imaginejoy Calligraphie

Laser Cutting and Engraving

Estampe et Sceau Central Stamp

Wedding Dress

The Handmade Bride

Fur

Levaque Fourrure

Hair and Makeup

Nathalie Lessard and Camille Clavel, Studio Makillage et Koiffure

Vintage Romance Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Ali Leigh Photo

If there’s anything on your to-do list for today, checking out this beautiful event from Minneapolis-St. Paul is a must. It’s got romance, vintage elements and ideas that are stunning, and one of the cutest real couples we’ve laid our eyes on. It’s definitely a treat for this Thursday!

large wedding bouquets - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

black and gold wedding invitations - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

vintage wedding invitations - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

sequined bridesmaids dresses - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding venues in Minneapolis - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding photographers in Minneapolis - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding photography - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding photographers - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

vintage weddings - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

romantic wedding ideas - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

whimsical wedding ideas - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

striped wedding ideas - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding centerpieces - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

bridal party - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding menus - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding planters - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

romantic centerpieces - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

reception chair decor - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

bridal fashion - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

blue and white wedding ideas - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding lounge area - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding cakes - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

wedding desserts - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

sweetheart table - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

fun wedding exits - photo by Ali Leigh Photo http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romance-wedding-ideas

Above photos by Ali Leigh Photo

View all images from this event in the gallery
Be sure to check out the video from Sacred Light Studios:

BFW Minneapolis-St. Paul Inspiration

Photo Credit: 1. Reg Campbell Photography, 2. Nicole Berrett Photography, 3. Earthmuse Photography, 4. Edyta Szyszlo Photography, 5. Hazy Lane Studios, 6. Ann Blake Photography, 7. Let’s Frolic Together, 8. Modern Wedding Photography, 9. Samantha Lauren Photographie

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ali Leigh Photo, Christa Reed Photography, Courtney June Photography

Floral and Event Design, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Tables 1, 2, 3

BLOMMONSTER

Floral and Event Design, Head Table, and Tables 7, 8, 9

Bella Mystique Designs

Floral and Event Design and Tables 10, 11, 12

Elaborate Style Events

Floral and Event Design and Tables 4, 5, 6

A Vintage Touch

Day-of Coordination

Sixpence Events & Planning

Venue

JX Event Venue

Hotel

Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis

Travel

IMINA Travel and Events

Jewelry

Style by Cia

Hair

139 Hair by Heidi

Makeup

Just Cuz - Beauty Boutique & Styling Squad

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Rent the Runway

Menswear

Savvi Formalwear

Catering

BRIE cater

Wedding Cake

Enticing Icing

Macarons

Nikkolette’s Macarons

Cupcake Bar

A Cupcake Social

S'mores Bar

North Mallow & Co.

Cash Bar

Liquidmotion

DJ and Emcee

Silver Sound Entertainment

Band

Blue Water Kings Band

Rentals

Apres Party and Tent Rental, A Vintage Touch

Signage

Lettered and Lovely

Wedding Invitations

Lion & Lamb Design

Photo Booth

Sandy’s Photo Booth

Videography

Sacred Light Studios

White Wine Sponsor

HALL Wines

Bougainvillea Estate Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

The Melideos

I can admit it; my love for bougainvillea is near obsessive at this point. Fluffy and bright pink, it’s the perfect accent for every tropical climate. Wisely, Andrea and Brian chose to use the blooms throughout their wedding day decor with help from Lace & Likes and Siren Floral Co.. Their day was full of geometric and handmade accents in the absolute chicest boho way possible, and The Melideos captured everything wonderfully — as they always do!

Andrea & Brian

modern wedding invitations - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

wedding dress - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

Bougainvillea Estate Wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

fuchsia and ivory bouquet - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

flower girl - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

geometric floral backdrop - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

fun bridesmaid portrait - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

wedding dress detail - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

fuchsia wedding bouquets - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

seating chart - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

succulent place cards - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

unique table number - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

Andrea & Brian

wedding reception in California - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

Bougainvillea Estate Wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

modern handcrafted wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

Bougainvillea Centerpiece - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

bougainvillea centerpiece - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

Bougainvillea Estate Wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

bohemian sweetheart table - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

Bougainvillea Estate Wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

wedding cake - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

Bougainvillea Estate Wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/bougainvillea-estate-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

The Melideos

Wedding Planning and Design

Lace and Likes

Floral Design

Siren Floral Co.

Wedding Dress

Berta Bridal

Bridal Store

Mon Amie Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Hair

Evelia

Makeup

Martha Fuentes

Bridesmaid Dresses

The Reformation, Show Me Your Mumu, Rory Beca MAID by Yifat Oren

Groom's Attire

Calvin Klein

Catering

Whoa Nelly Catering

Sweets

Over the Rainbow

DJ

DJ Doesha (Joe Mendoza)

Rentals and Lighting

Signature Rentals

Special Lighting

Sky Productions

Lounge Furniture

Witty Rentals

Tables and Chairs

Planks and Patina

Tabletop and Glassware

Hostess Haven

Wedding Invitations

Smitten on Paper

Signage

Gold+State

Videography

Atomic Tangerine Film Co.

Mid-Century Geometric Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

This editorial shot by Hayley Rae Photography hits all the marks for a pinning recipe. It’s whimsical, mid-century mod, it’s geometric and the color palette this Vancouver wedding team chose is just heavenly. Cahoots Creative Happenings took the vision and ran with it, with florals by The Flower Factory. We will leave it to event stylists from Spotlight Events to take it from here!

modern wedding style - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

From the event planner and producer, Spotlight Events: This mid-century geometric-inspired wedding styled shoot was a fun, creative expression from a group of Vancouver, BC’s top wedding professional. The shoot incorporated an intimate ceremony set-up, tablescape, cake display, lounge and a beautiful real life bride and groom! The concept was to showcase the geometric trend in an energetic and classy style.

blue and gold wedding invites - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

wedding hairstyles - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

backdrops - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

Paige Petriw of Spotlight Events (producer and visionary of the shoot) chose the geo theme and a colour pallet of mint, teal, white and gold, and happily gave free creative rein to each vendor involved to showcase their talents fabulously. Cahoots Creative Happenings (designer) built so many of the elements from scratch and brought the mid-century inspiration to the overall design. The ceremony backdrop and geo chandelier over the tablescape were all crafted out of paper by the Cahoots Creative team. The newly renovated Stanley Park Pavilion was the perfect venue to provide an elegant and clean backdrop for the design. The two-piece dress from Pure Magnolia with tulle ballgown skirt and sequin top was the perfect fun and bubbly attire for the bride, combined with the groom’s pop of colour bow tie from Beaux.

gold geo ideas - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

wedding candle decor - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

mod wedding chairs - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

Canadian wedding photographers - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

teal, mint, and gold weddings - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

Jasmine Hoffman and her team provided hair and makeup for the bride creating a laid back glam look. The flowers by The Flower Factory were modern and classic at the same time. The three tiered cake created by The Cake and the Giraffe was stunning with a marble base and water colour painted teal on top. The hexagon detail in gold and teal brought in the energetic geo theme. The stationery was hand-crafted by Kait Creative to add the perfect final touch to the design. Rentals from A&B Partytime Rentals and Loungeworks brought style to the essential elements, including chairs and linens. Everything was captured beautifully by the talented Hayley Rae Photography (photography) and Premier Love (videography).

table numbers - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

wedding menus - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

hanging wedding decor - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

geo planters - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

wedding tables - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

bride and groom - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

wedding table setup - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

wedding photography - photo by Hayley Rae Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-geometric-wedding-inspiration

See the behind the scenes video of the shoot from Premier Love here:

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Romantic Botanical Garden Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Today, we’re heading into Chicago to find some lovely garden wedding inspiration in the midst of this beautiful and bustling city. With Beso Weddings & Events at the forefront of the conceptualizing and Kristin La Voie Photography behind the lens, it’s no doubt this styled shoot was going to be anything but amazing. It’s full of rich ruby reds to start off with, and it’s rounded off with impressive color accents like gold and champagne that Natural Beauties Floral, Inc. were clearly beyond thrilled to play with; those floral designs are out of this world!

fall wedding ideas - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Kristin: When we initially sat down with Gabriela of Beso Weddings & Events, we knew we wanted to create a European-inspired wedding look set in a venue that was not your typical Chicago scene. Chicago Botanic Gardens has numerous gardens, each with its own personality and style, and their English walled garden was the exact look we were after; romantic, colorful, and intimate. Every detail was chosen with this precise vision in mind and thoughtfully designed and executed perfectly by Gabriela and our amazing team of vendors.

wedding invitations - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

wedding hairstyles - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

wedding rings - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

groom's suits - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

scarlet and orange bouquets - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

small wedding ceremonies - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

Even if your wedding is set to take place in the fall or winter months, white is still a beautiful color to use in and around your wedding decor to enhance your color palette of choice. We love the concept of using stark white crossback chairs like these at an indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony. It makes any ceremony chair decor really pop, especially with those deep and moody, cool weather colors seen here.

wedding ceremonies - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

weddings in Chicago - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

romantic weddings - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

red and gray weddings - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

fall wedding centerpieces - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

wedding reception tables - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

red and gold wedding ideas - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

bridal portraits - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

candles at weddings - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

table settings - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

Did we mention how much we love patterned linens on wedding tables? It’s so much more eye-catching than your classic and crisp white tablecloth, and it provides another glam touch of added style to your wedding tablescapes.

bride and groom - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

red wedding centerpieces - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

outdoor wedding lounge areas - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

simple wedding cakes - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

orange and gold wedding flowers - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

wedding exits - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

wedding cars - photo by Kristin La Voie Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-botanical-garden-wedding-ideas

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kristin La Voie Photography

Event Planning and Design

Beso Weddings & Events

Floral Design

Natural Beauties Floral Inc.

Venue

Chicago Botanic Garden

Wedding Dress

Houghton Bride

Bridal Boutique

Alice in Ivory

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Hair Accessories

The Left Bank Bridal Finery

Engagement Ring

Trumpet & Horn

Wedding Rings

Caramel Studio

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Hair and Makeup

Magnificent Brides

Groom's Attire

Wilfred Newman

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Sugar Fixé Patisserie

Ceremony Musician

Charley Bredrup

Transportation

Classic Wedding Car

Wedding Bar

Northern Decor & Logistics

Napkins, Trays, and Barware

Vintage Place Settings

Rentals

Halls Rental, Bowery & Bash

Live Wedding Illustrator

Rosemary Fanti

Wedding Stationery and Calligraphy

Bien Fait Calligraphy

Model

Ashley Grauer, Michael Sampson

Floral-Filled Carondelet House Wedding

Romantic Weddings

No matter how many houses we see at Carondelet House, it never loses its appeal. It was a perfect fit for Rachel and David’s wedding captured by Valorie Darling Photography, which was a day full of some of the most striking hot pink flowers arranged by The Little Branch. Orange Blossom Special Events truly outdid themselves with the coordination on this one!

Floral-Filled Carondelet House Wedding - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: We got engaged 6/21/14. David planned an amazing surprise proposal at the Abbey (because it was where we had our first kiss). He tried to convince me we have to go for a friend’s birthday. When we got there he told me to keep walking toward the back and I finally came to a stand still when I got to an empty room with two huge cameras, roses and champagne. After, he surprised me with an engagement party (80 of our family/friends) at a friend’s store. We had the BEST night and left a few days later for Italy and Israel for two weeks to celebrate.

gold wedding invitation - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

fuchsia wedding bouquet - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding dress - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

hot pink bouquet - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

bridesmaids in neutral colors - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

coral charm peony bouquet - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding party - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

For our wedding, I tried to mix old Hollywood with a boho fairy tale, I wanted it to feel glamorous but a bit rustic.

wedding ceremony - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

floral chuppah - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

floral decor - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Jewish wedding ceremony - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Carondelet House Wedding - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Floral-Filled Carondelet House Wedding - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

bright and airy reception - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Floral-Filled Carondelet House Wedding - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

coral charm peony centerpiece - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Plan quickly so you can relax and enjoy the process! Also remember that things really will go wrong (like a lot of things) so make sure you just go with the flow and enjoy your day.

dessert table - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

classic wedding cakes - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

Jewish wedding traditions - photo by Valorie Darling Photography http://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “At Last,” Etta James
First Dance: “Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me,” Mel Carter
Our cocktail hour was all Gipsy Kings! And the dancing was a fun mix of 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and current music (think Madonna, Prince mixed with Don Omar and Haim)

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Valorie Darling Photography

Event Coordination

Orange Blossom Special Events

Floral Design

The Little Branch

Venue

Carondelet House

Wedding Dress

Anna Maier

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Hair

Tami Jensen

Makeup

Dominique Lerma

Groom's Suit

Hugo Boss

Catering

Tres LA

Ceremony Quartet

Clover Strings

DJ

Dart DJ

Wedding Invitations

HandrawnDesigns

This Calligrapher’s Wedding is Elegant Bliss

Elegant Weddings

What an absolute treat this wedding is! From the perspective of Allison Kuhn Photography, we get to see another talented wedding pro work on a wedding and it’s her very own. Bride Megan is a calligrapher so naturally, when it came to her own nuptials, she pulled out all of the stops and designed a stunner. Of course, all of the paper goods were amazing, and like the rest of the wedding, the florals by New Creations Flower Co. were beyond dreamy.

pink wedding bouquet - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

From the photographer, Allison Kuhn Photography: Megan and Chris were married this past May at the Separk Mansion in North Carolina. Megan is a calligrapher and created and designed a gorgeous wedding. Every guest had watercolored escort card in addition to a silk ribbon at their table with their name calligraphed upon it. One of the most stunning details were Megan’s black, purple and gold invitation suite which she designed. To compliment all of Megan’s amazing details, Melanie of New Creations Flower Co. created a beautiful floral design upon the tables utilizing black candles throughout purple and dusty pink florals. The green ring that Megan wore was Chris’s mom’s ring who passed away several years ago. The couple was all smiles the whole day, and it couldn’t be a more perfect wedding.

gray wedding invitations - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

wedding rings - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

romantic weddings - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

floral wedding shoes - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

boutonnieres - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

wedding photography - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

wedding programs - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

Adding your wedding ceremony line-up and procession of events to a mirror like this such a chic idea. It’s such a cool decor piece and it’s great for small wedding ceremonies with small wedding parties.

wedding dresses - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

wedding ceremony details - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss

bride and groom - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Allison Kuhn Photography

Floral Designer

New Creations Flower Co.

Venue

Separk Mansion

Wedding Dress

Ivy & Aster

Bridal Boutique

Southern Protocol

Hair and Makeup

Lindsay Regan Thorne

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Jenny Yoo

Catering

Family Catering Services

Wedding Cake

Wow Factor Cakes

Band

Alternate Take

Wedding Calligraphy and Stationery

Two Delighted

Videographer

Jeremy Singleton

Elegant African-Inspired Mountain Wedding

Elegant Weddings

There’s something so beautiful about each wedding set against a mountain backdrop. Utah native Tyler Rye Photography captured Raynesha and Dominic’s beautiful day, and he documented all of the impressive decor by Forevermore Events and beautiful moments, even when the rain started pouring. With a strong desire to incorporate their African heritage throughout their wedding, bloomers flower & decor took cues from Raynesha and Dominic to use South Africa’s national flower and the latest hot bloom, king protea, in their arrangements. We could go on all day about this beautiful wedding but the pictures speak better for themselves.

elegant Utah weddings - photo by Tyler Rye Photography http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-african-inspired-mountain-wedding

From the bride, Raynesha: I wanted to be on top of world when I said forever. I wanted to capture the love and the way my husband looked at me in total admiration. I always wanted to get married in the mountains or somewhere outdoors because there is something so magical about nature. I envisioned a little bit of everything. I wanted touches of rich colors and gold to give a regal feel. I wanted to bring a small touch of African symbolism to celebrate our heritage. Our colors were blush, wine, and gold. Our theme was rustic elegance with a touch of African inspiration. My husband got crafty and decorated the broom we jumped over to commemorate an African-American tradition. He used burlap fabric from Michael’s which was wrapped at various stages up the handle with burgundy and gold ribbons from Ace Hardware using a hot glue gun and gold craft wire. Instead of pouring sand for unity, we used dirt from our childhood homes to join together and we plan on using that dirt to plant a tree at our first home.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Tyler Rye Photography

Wedding Planner and Wedding Invitations

Forevermore Events

Floral Designer

by bloomers flower & decor

Wedding Ceremony

Snow Canyon State Park

Wedding Reception and Catering

Cliffside Restaurant

Wedding Dress

Giada, Hayley Paige

Bridal Boutique

One Fine Day Bridal and Gown

Hair and Makeup

Sin City Makeup

Groom's Attire

ASOS

Wedding Cake

Sweet Cakes by Karen

Officiant

Whittney Murphy

Videography

Red Tie Cinema

Santa Barbara Sunset Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Milton Photography

The lovely sunsets on the west coast are always inspirational and they bring the most brilliant shades of pinks, blues, oranges, and tints of gold peeking out. What I love about this Milton Photography shoot is not only did WINK! Weddings style it to mimic those gorgeous colors, but the photos themselves are bathed in those same hues. Such artistry right there! Speaking of artistry, how beautiful are those blooms from CocoRose Design? Here’s a great tip to keep in mind: one of the best places to infuse color in a wedding (or a shoot!) is through the florals!

Santa Barbara weddings - photo by Milton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-sunset-wedding-inspiration

From the event designers, WINK! Weddings: When Pantone announced their colors of the year, we knew that while beautiful, they could pose a challenge stylistically for couples. Rose Quartz and Serenity are two colors that have bold, set definitions in the minds of many, and we really wanted to focus on using them in a way that wasn’t so black and white. Varying tones of blushes and blues helped bring this idea to life, along with incorporating the natural elements and textures of our amazing backdrop. We also wanted to showcase the versatility of this pallet, and we did this by offering alternate table top elements but keeping key pieces like centerpieces, tables, and large furniture items the same. Take all these elements, add the golden light, cotton candy skies, and Justine Milton, and you end up with a dreamy styled shoot that will inspire you beyond 2016.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Milton Photography

Event Planning and Design

WINK! Weddings

Floral Designer

Coco Rose Design

Hair and Makeup

Gabrielle Lajudice

Wedding Cake

Pie for Breakfast

Rentals

Archive Rentals, Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals

Linens

La Tavola Linen

Wedding Invitations, Paper Goods, and Calligraphy

fourthings

Models

Pro Models

Desert Bloom Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

There’s nothing quite like the boho wedding trend lately. It’s got equal parts glamour, vintage, and modern all rolled into one very pretty wedding package. When you’re doing a shoot with this inspiration style in mind, it’s almost a must to host it in the desert. In this Jennifer Fujikawa Photography shoot, this concept came to life and just bloomed. Thanks to the lovely lace dresses and the wonderful tablescape, this shoot had its fair share of elegance while keeping with the earthy, desert vibe. Naturally, FlorUnique took to the surroundings as inspiration and brought in bouquets decorated with succulents, baby pink roses and peonies, protea, and accents like peach hypericum berries and blue thistle. No matter what your style is, this inspiration shoot is one to definitely check out!

Desert Bloom Wedding Inspiration - photo by Jennifer Fujikawa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/desert-bloom-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Jennifer Fujikawa Photography: This is an elegant desert wedding inspiration shoot at Joshua Tree for the bride with a more elegant style that still wants to embrace the desert vibe and its natural surroundings. The dresses are lovely lace with a soft mint pastel for the bridesmaid and the table settings are elegant gold/white with blue crystal that echoes the colors of the desert.
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Wedding Vendors

Golden Sands Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Quite often, we get wedding inspiration featuring a wide array of creative ideas and color palettes that are so refreshing. This Knoxville fête is such a treat because it’s got a gorgeous couple dressed to the nines, lovely colors invoking lush and sandy landscapes with hints of oasis-style blues and greens, and out-of-this-world floral arrangements that are the cherry on top of this dreamy inspiration.

long-sleeve lace wedding dresses - photo by Heather Faulkner Photography http://ruffledblog.com/golden-sands-wedding-inspiration

Above photo by Heather Faulkner Photography

Moroccan-themed wedding invitations - photo by Texture Photo http://ruffledblog.com/golden-sands-wedding-inspiration

white and green bouquets - photo by Texture Photo http://ruffledblog.com/golden-sands-wedding-inspiration

ivory wedding shoes - photo by Texture Photo http://ruffledblog.com/golden-sands-wedding-inspiration

Above photos by Texture Photo
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Heather Faulkner Photography, Katherine Birkbeck Photography, Texture Photo

Floral and Event Design, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Tables 2, 7

Napping Cat Flower Farm

Floral and Event Design, Ceremony Backdrop, and Tables 3, 8

Sassafras Flowers

Floral and Event Design, Head Table, and Tables 4, 9

A Rose Garden

Floral and Event Design, Registration Table, and Tables 5, 10

Ellie's Home

Floral and Event Design, Tables 1, 6

Vera House Events & Design Co.

Day-of Coordination

Bells Box

Venue

The Emporium Center

Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids' Dresses

Wedding Wonderland

Hair

Whitney Evans Beauty

Makeup

Makeup by Chesni

Beauty

Premier Laser Spa

Catering

Bradford Catered Events

Desserts

Dale's Fried Pies

Wedding Bar

Hot Beer Sucks

Ceremony Music

Robyn James Trio

DJ and Emcee

Philip Mobile DJ

Rentals

Event Rentals by Rothchild, Restoration Rentals

Linens

I Do Linens

Favors

Pink Zebra

Signage

Matchbox Factory

Wedding Invitations

Robinson Paper Co.

Videography

CASEY & KRISTIN

White Wine Sponsor

HALL Wines

Summer Vibes Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Elle Rose Photo

This shoot from Elle Rose Photo is your golden ticket for summer. Taking a break from the beloved blush pink and neutral palettes, Cheers! Chicago dreamt up this happy color palette of hot pinks, bright oranges, and bright blues. Hello Darling brought in the gorgeous florals that stole the show. Grab a popsicle and join us:

bright colors wedding ideas - photo by Elle Rose Photo  http://ruffledblog.com/summer-vibes-wedding-inspiration/

From the event planners, Cheers! Chicago: We decided to inject our shoot with bold, bright, vibrant colors in a fabulous variety of floral textures to spice things up for spring and summer! The florals by Hello Darling were truly the focal point of our shoot, showcasing individual, eye-catching arrangements in unique, asymmetrical gold vases that would make your eyes travel up and down the length of of our decor “runner”. Windy City Linen provided a soft pink lamour linen for our main table that we covered with a lace overlay, ensuring the delicate lace pattern detail wouldn’t get lost underneath the busy blooms. Chez was the perfect setting for our shoot with its chic, white wall s- we knew the striking colors and pops of gold from the flatware, geometric balls, urchins, and lanterns would really pop on a such a simple, clean space.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Elle Rose Photo

Event Planner and Designer

Cheers! Chicago

Floral Design

Hello Darling

Venue

Chez

Wedding Cake and Macarons

Bittersweet Bakery

Linens

Windy City Linen

Highboy

Tablescapes

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Invitations by Design

Bright + Modern NYC Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Haley Sheffield

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

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

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

Photography

Haley Sheffield

Event and Floral Design

Juli Vaughn Designs

Event Planning

Color Pop Events

Venue

Cata

Custom Wedding Dress

Carol Hannah Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Sophia Webster

Hair and Makeup

Andrea Carter Artistry

Custom Groom's Attire

Michael Andrews Bespoke

Wedding Cakes

Nine Cakes

Ice Cream Bar

Luca & Bosco Ice Cream

Trio

Ryo Sasaki

DJ

74 Events

Installation

Gina Paola Design

Rentals (Farm Table, Copper Barstools)

Patina Rentals

Rentals (Gold Chairs)

Taylor Creative

Rentals (Orange Chairs, Barware, Gold Silverware)

Octavia & Brown

Linens

Nuage Designs

Wedding Invitations

Gubba Gumma

Calligraphy and Menus

Ashley Buzzy Lettering and Press

Vintage Taxi

F I L M C A R S, NewYorkChecker

Double Decker Bus

Open Loop

Dreamy Floral California Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Seriously, could this wedding be any prettier than it already is? Photographed by Muir Adams Photography, Tracey and David’s nuptials are just dripping in luxe and elegance. And who could miss those amazing floral creations by Flora Organica Designs? They spanned the entire wedding and certainly made a strong statement of their own, especially that gorgeous floral arch covered in hydrangeas at their ceremony! This wedding is certainly one to see and go crazy over.

pink and white weddings - photo by Muir Adams Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dreamy-floral-california-wedding

From the bride, Tracey: My husband David and I met a few years ago (end of 2012). We actually went to the same high school but because he was four years older than me, we never really ran into each other. I met him one night when I was out with some girlfriends. I couldn’t help myself but to approach him, which is not something I normally do. We hit it off immediately and both instantly felt the connection. The rest is beautiful history! After dating for only a few months David planned an incredible surprise trip that summer to Europe. We traveled to Prague, Rome, and Paris. Even though his plan was to propose in Paris, he couldn’t wait and popped the question in Rome!
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Muir Adams Photography

Event Planner

So Eventful

Event and Floral Design

Flora Organica Designs

Venue

Benbow Historic Inn

Wedding Dress

Badgley Mischka, Galia Lahav

Bridal Store

The Little White Dress Shop

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Jewelry

Mr. Flawless

Hair

The Colour Bar Salon

Makeup

Vanessa Padilla

Flower Girl Attire

Little Dreamers Tutus

Groom's Attire

Ermenegildo Zegna

Groomsmen's Attire

Brooks Brothers

Wedding Cake

Verbena Cakes

Band

Notorious

Rentals

Land of Lovely

Signage

Sweet Evergreen

Videography

Produced by Josh Nelson

Kentucky Derby Inspired Wedding

Wedding Design

Are you still in need of some gorgeous southern inspiration for your big day? Thanks to Finnegan Photography, we’ve got this delightfully-southern inspiration on the blog today, complete with those larger-than-life bows and hats, a dapper gentleman, and florals out of this world from Joann’s FloristCarlson Premier Events pulled together a shoot that called upon equestrian elegance and loveliness of My Fair Lady. The blending of the two themes created a final product so darling! What’s captivated me most are the centerpieces and how the entire space was dolled up in magnificent blooms, perfectly matching the prim and properness of the whole shoot.

Kentucky Derby Inspired Wedding photo by Finnegan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/kentucky-derby-inspired-wedding

From the photographer, Finnegan Photography: This Savannah, Georgia vintage wedding is all about style and grace as the details come together to become an event filled with inspiration of Kentucky Derby elegance. The Barn at Red Gate Farms is the perfect venue to host a southern engagement. Vintage pieces draped in gold and pink accents compliment the classic look of black and white that could create a timeless set of wedding portraits. All of the beautiful details and wardrobe reflect an inspired “My Fair Lady” look, and the gorgeous Savannah backdrop makes for the perfect southern affair.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Finnegan Photography

Event Designer and Rentals

Carlson's Premier Events

Floral Design

Joann's Florist

Venue

The Barn at Red Gate Farms

Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid's Dress

Bleubelle Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Beyond Beautiful by Heather

Wedding Cake

Lowcountry Confections

Sweetheart Table China

Lillian's China

Modern Opera House Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Amanda Megan Miller

I am definitely blown away by these stunning Amanda Megan Miller Photography images. I could never have dreamed up wedding inspiration more opulent or luxurious than this! Clementine Custom Events surely has their work cut out for them to create such an elegant setting within the walls of the beautiful Lyric Opera. Because of how crazy beautiful the venue is, no stone was left unturned when it came to this wedding design, so what else would be fitting but rich fabrics; a ruby-hued bouquet and boutonniere by Field & Florist along with the most lovely centerpieces; and a golden table for guests. This inspiration is such a swoon fest for me.

red bouquet photo by Amanda Megan Miller http://ruffledblog.com/modern-opera-house-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Clementine Custom Events: The Civic Opera House has been a long time home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Built in 1929, it houses an interior of Art Deco design while being a major icon on the Chicago River. While operatic performances have made their mark on the stage, weddings have only been a whisper at this architectural treasure. Amanda Miller of Amanda Megan Miller Photography and Loreen Hospodar of Reenie Rose and Clementine Custom Events brought together a team of all-star Chicago vendors to set a different sort of stage at the Opera House to show off how spectacular a wedding could play out in such a grand space.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amanda Megan Miller

Event Coordination

Clementine Custom Events

Floral Design

Field and Florist

Venue

Lyric Opera

Wedding Dress

Mignonette Bridal

Bridal Accessories

The Left Bank

Hair and Makeup

Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists

Groom's Attire

Nicholas Joseph

Wedding Rings

Bryn Mawr Jewelry Company

Nail Artist

Ashley Gregory

Wedding Cake

Elysia Root Cakes

Rentals

Halls Rentals

Furniture Rentals

Bowery & Bash

Vintage Wares Rentals

The Festive Frog

Linens

BBJ Linens

Wedding Invitations/Menus

Sarah Drake Design

Calligraphy

Reenie Rose

Festive Wedding Celebration at Millwick

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Pie-Shoppe

This was the sweetest day and oh how I wish I was a fly on the wall of this wedding, especially at Ashley and Luis’s ceremony during her vows. I am such a sucker for custom vows and ones that make you teary! Pie-Shoppe snapped the entire day and night away and I love all of the love between these two that were conveyed through the images. Orange Blossom Special Events and Foxtail Florals teamed up and infused the whole day with lovely muted colors, wonderful blooms, romance galore, and brilliant Mexican decor.

Festive Wedding Celebration at Millwick - photo by Pie-Shoppe http://ruffledblog.com/festive-wedding-celebration-at-millwick

From the event designer, Grace of Orange Blossom Special Events: Ashley grew up in LA, she has an affinity for individuals with disabilities, and has been fortunate to travel to amazing places like India, China and more. Luis grew up in Mexico City, he has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and somehow manages to win almost every competitive game he plays. They both love midcentury style, they love to stay up to date on local hot spots, and have a precious 5 pound puppy named Ella.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pie-Shoppe

Event Design

Orange Blossom Special Events

Floral Design

Foxtail Florals

Venue

Millwick

Hair and Makeup

Carrie and Paige

Catering

Fundamental LA

Wedding Cake

Susie Cakes

DJ

Red Shoe

Rentals

A Rental Connection

Valet

White Label

Photo Booth

Flipbooth LA

Elegant Woodsy Wedding with Pops of Burgundy

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Saltwater Studios

Oh my goodness, everyone. Would you take a look at this wedding inspiration that Saltwater Studios shot? And give yourself a few minutes to let all of the gorgeous wedding details sink in? I love all aspects of this boho chic shoot, right down to that unbelievable bouquet with every color imaginable in the red spectrum by Savannah’s Garden Florist, the classic ruby red engagement ring tucked away in The Mrs. Box, and last but not least, all of the organic elements woven in so well. It plays in effortlessly with the natural elements and adds a decent heap of romance. Oh, I am just going gaga over this if you can’t already tell.

rustic wedding bouquet - photo by Saltwater Studios http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-bohemian-inspired-wedding

From the photographer, Saltwater Studios: A lot of boho details with some rustic natural elements sprinkled with a touch of romantic charm is the perfect way to describe this styled shoot in Southern NJ. Running Deer is a small golf course & venue tucked back in the woods and it played as the perfect backdrop for these amazing vendors to collaborate to create some beautiful inspiration. Antlers, lace and vintage pieces added to the elegance of this winter shoot.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Saltwater Studios

Event Planning and Floral Design

Savannah's Garden Florist

Venue

Running Deer Golf Club

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline

Lingerie

SPLaceWear

Hair

Daneene Jensen & Associates

Wedding Ring

Trumpet & Horn

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Cheese Cake

Bagliani's

Design and Decor

Marry Me Alma

Cake Topper

P.S. Wedding Creations

Wedding Invitations

Just Be

Bohemian Wedding Under a Circus Tent

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Nessa K Photography

Circus tents are definitely not just for circuses, everyone, and Katie and Billy proved that to us. They had the most vibrant jewel-toned wedding, and I’m so thrilled they had Nessa K Photography photograph all of the stunning details all over Tuckahoe. LK Events and Design and Photosynthesis partnered up and beautifully brought a crazy-good boho feel to the day, with elements like dip-dyed cloth napkins, a to-die-for lounge area with a couch you have to see to believe, and floral crowns that rival any you see at Coachella. This wedding is that good.

Bohemian Wedding Under a Circus Tent - photo by Nessa K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-under-a-circus-tent

From the bride, Katie: For the past 6 years we’ve lived in both Austin and then Los Angeles, and decided to be married in Richmond, VA, the city where we met. Since we’re both from Virginia, we were excited to be surround by so many loved ones and knew it would be a family/friends reunion of sorts. We envisioned a relaxed and intimate outdoor wedding with farm tables, BBQ, vinyl spinning and dancing under the stars.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Nessa K Photography

Day-Of Coordination

LK Events and Design

Floral Design

Photosynthesis

Venue

Tuckahoe

Wedding Dress

JLM Couture

Hair and Makeup

Elle Style Studio

Groomsmen's Shirts

J.Crew

Catering

White House Catering

Wedding Cake

Sweet Fix

Rentals

Paisley & Jade

Wedding Invitations

Bride and Groom

Calligraphy

A Fabulous Fete

Fun Nautical Inspired Vow Renewal

Wedding Design

This vow renewal is chock-full of sweetness, and I don’t just means all of the heaps and heaps of delicious desserts! Megan and Brent of Studio Castillero captured Melissa (of Melissa Biador Photography) and Nio’s day and love beautifully, along with the fantastic DIY creations the couple tackled, the to-die-for dessert bar, and those florals! Can we talk about the designs Penny Blooms did? I love Melissa’s eclectic bouquet and all of those eye-catching colors and blooms, from the dainty lilacs to the single magenta rose. Keeping it simple, the couple opted for centerpieces that offered table space while also adding uniqueness and their own spin to the wedding through glittered table numbers, long-necked vases with small bundles of flowers, and the highlight of their centerpieces: the names of US Naval ships tucked in.

Fun Nautical Inspired Vow Renewal - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/fun-nautical-inspired-vow-renewal

From the bride, Melissa: My husband and I renewed our vows since we had an intimate ceremony about 8 years ago. Our renewal embraced our personalities as a married couple… from the nautical decor (representing my husband’s career in the Navy) and the feminine, fun details. Our colors were coral, mint, cream and blush pink with a touch of glitter and gold. We had many personal touches to our renewal. My husband wore his dress blues during the first part of the day our groomsmen wore casual attire and a handmade bow tie made by my cousin. The bridesmaids had different dresses that fit their personal style and each wore a statement necklace as a gift from me.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Megan and Brent, Studio Castillero

Wedding Planning

W.E.D. of San Diego

Floral Design

Penny Blooms

Venue

I-Bar

Wedding Dress

David's Bridal

Reception Dress

Aidan Mattox

Wedding Shoes and Accessories

Kate Spade

Accessories

Tessa Kim

Hair

July Chanthamart

Makeup

Pam Sirivong

Groom's Reception Attire

Express

Wedding Cake

Hey There, Cupcake!

Mini Desserts

Wicked Spoon Catering

Mini Cookies

Nat's Sweets

Cake Pops

Felt's Sweet Pops

Cake Topper Calligraphy

Twinkle & Toast

Cake Topper Die Cut

Nic Roc Designs

Rentals

Ultrapom, Abbey Party Rentals

Custom Signage

Twinkle & Toast

Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Golden Hour Studios

Hello, self-professed “Downton Abbey” fan here, just thrilled over this beautiful wedding that landed in our inbox. I was immediately transported to the English countryside as I checked out the photos, and my ooh’s and ahh’s just couldn’t be contained. Amelia and Ari’s beautiful wedding shot by Golden Hour Studios had such a classic vintage feel, incorporating the timelessness of that “Downton” era. And let’s not forget those florals by Seasons A Floral Design Studio! The mix of deep berry tones with the lavender blooms amidst the grounds at Lyndhurst Castle is just such sight to love. A Downton Abbey inspired wedding indeed:

Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding

From the bride, Amelia: We wanted to get married in the Hudson River Valley, because we both grew up nearby water (Ari the Hudson River and Amelia the Great Lakes in MI) and it was close to our only living grandparent – 92-year-old grandmother of the groom. Ari and I met working in NYC, and shortly thereafter he was transferred to London. Ari became a fan of British style and I became a fan of Downton Abbey. The decor from the table settings to my hair (Lady Mary inspired fingerwaves) was inspired by the sophisticated style of the Edwardian Period in England. The cocktail hour featured Pimms Cup and tea sandwiches and the floral table arrangements included fresh fruits and vintage vases.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Golden Hour Studios

Floral Designer

Seasons A Floral Design Studio

Wedding Coordinator

Swank Productions

Venue

Lyndhurst

Wedding Dress

Matthew Christopher

Hair and Makeup

Laura Burns, La Voila Beauty

Groom's Attire

Alton Lane

Catering

Philip Stone Caterers

Wedding Cake

Lulu Cake Boutique

Musician/Band

Rachel B and Billy Castle

Band

Lucky Chops Brass Band

Transportation

Ponies Will Travel

Wedding Invitations

Atelier Isabey

Peach and Gold Spring Wedding

Wedding Design

Peach and gold is such a magic combination and no matter what style your wedding is, this color duo just works so beautifully together. Shelley K Photography and her group of creatives including Station ’62 and Hearts & Petals decided to venture out into their hometown of eastern Oregon to see what goodness they could create for a peach and gold spring wedding in the rural backdrop. I think “create” is a clear understatement with this shoot when you see the photos. They pulled in the most gorgeous peach flowers to create such stunning arrangements on a contrasting wooden table and the vibrant colors just popped out. Always a great complement, teal was brought in and you see hints of it in the florals and in my favorite element, the bird-printed napkins. Love small details like that!

Peach and Gold Spring Wedding - photo by Shelley K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-spring-wedding

From the photographer, Shelley K Photography: Fellow eastern Oregon creatives and myself put together an amazing gold and peach themed bohemian wedding inspiration captured on film. This project was put together by a group of women living in rural eastern Oregon. We wanted to inspire local brides and others planning weddings in rural communities to not be afraid to step outside the box a little bit. Our bride and groom models were so inspired that they decided to throw a surprise wedding following the shoot. They called and texted all their friends the morning of the shoot and had an amazing 75 person turn-out.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Shelley K Photography

Event Styling

Haley Hueckman, Station '62

Floral Design

Hearts & Petals

Wedding Dress

Brittanie Cline

Jewelry, Dreamcatchers and Styling

MADhabit Boutique

Hair

Emily Kenny, Eleven Fifteen Salon & Spa

Wedding Cake

Sweet Wife Baking

Succulents

The Succulent Hub

Paper Goods

A Little Papery

Film Lab

Photovision Prints

Romantic Papel Picado Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

With inspiration stemming from the delicate designs intrinsic to papel picado, Jessica Cooper Photography set out to create a styled shoot using the decorative paper. Sweet Caroline provided the incredible bridal fashion, a two-piece stunner with a blush pink skirt that couldn’t possibly evoke more romance than it already does, and Papertini put together some of the most beautiful floral arrangements we’ve ever seen!

dyed watercolor invitations - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-papel-picado-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography

Event Styling

Patchwork Planning

Floral Design

Papertini

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline

Jewelry

Harry Merrill

Hair

Belles and Grooms

Makeup

Occasions by Diana

Wedding Cake

Queen Bee Pastry

Rentals

Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals

Calligraphy

BPCalligraphy