Who needs some tropical inspiration for today? We certainly do and this shoot definitely takes the cake! I’m loving the fact that the whole concept was was shot in Cactus and Tropicals (brilliant idea, right?), and that it all came to life through the lens of Green Apple Photography. Everything is dusted with lovely, pale shades of pink and yellow; and heaps of delicious tropical fruits are paired as decor with fun-colored shades of floral creations like ranunculus, parrot tulips, and garden roses. La Fete Floral did a beautiful job on the blooms. If your eyes need some reinvigorating today, this inspiration is it!
I never tire of seeing grooms with great style, and with his checkered blue shirt and on-trend undercut ‘do, he definitely fits the bill. Green Apple Photography and Flower Afternoon + Decor captured Taylor and Hayden’s vision perfectly, utilizing an industrial reception space and bringing in lush floral design complete with one of our favorite accents, berries!
From the photographer, Lindsey of Green Apple Photography: The ceremony was at the Logan, Utah LDS Temple, and the reception was in an old hardware building, turned offices, in Salt Lake City. I loved Hayden’s blue checked shirt and blue suit, and Taylor’s beautiful flowers with berries. Val from Flower Afternoon did all the decor and flowers, and brought in summer berries in all the floral arrangements. It was a sweet wedding, with lots of simple details (honey pots for all the guests!)
This Salt Lake City from Lindsey Stewart of Green Apple Photography fuses the best of both worlds: an outdoor garden ceremony with an ultra elegant indoor reception. We love their guests wore they favorite 20s inspired frocks, complete with some seriously amazing headpieces the ladies made at Laura’s bachelorette party. Wait until you see Laura’s stunning bouquet, complete with amaranth and loose twigs!
From the bride, Laura: We wanted a sophisticated feel in a nonfussy, earthy style… warm and inviting but still luxurious. Our color scheme for the ceremony was white + all shades of green… the reception was held in a very nice old house so no decor was necessary! DIY elements included wedding programs and our wedding favors.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Simplify and narrow down your DIY elements early on, focusing in on what you know you will enjoy doing. The week before the wedding is crazy no matter how much you try to do ahead of time, so plan and recruit help to make sure everything gets done with minimal stress.
From the photographer, Lindsey of Green Apple Photography: Laura and Alister had their ceremony up in the Wasatch Mountains, at the Groom’s cabin and then their reception at a historic home in Salt Lake City. A couple of things I really loved about this wedding were the amazing hats everyone wore to the Ceremony. Laura and Alister invited everyone to wear their best hat attire, and part of her bachelorette party was making some of these gorgeous creations. Their reception was at an historic home, and so many of their guests also dressed up in their best 1920’s style. It was so fun to see everyone show up. Laura’s sister-in-law owns a winery, and created a custom wine especially for Laura and Alister’s wedding. It was a gorgeous wedding, full of style, personality and love.
Processional: Pachelbel, “Canon in D”
Recessional: Vivaldi, “4 Seasons (Spring)”
First Dance: Ohia, “Farewell Transmission (shortened version)”
Wedding Vendors (Salt Lake City, Utah):
Wedding Ceremony: Laura and Alister’s Cabin, Big Cottonwood Canyon / Wedding Reception: McCune Mansion / Wedding Photographer: Lindsey Stewart of Green Apple Photography / Wedding Dress: Judd Waddell / Bride’s Veil: Veiled Beauty / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Bride’s Hair: Emily Goulie of Lunatic Fringe / Groom’s Suit: Armani / Rings: Jesse Danger / Wedding Flowers: Modern Display / Wedding Caterer: The Blended Table / Key Lime Custards: Cafe Niche / Wine: Buccella / Photobooth: Utah Photobooth / Wedding Invitations: The Write Touch (Ann Arbor, MI)
Is there anything sweeter than childhood romance? This wedding from Green Apple Photography makes me think not. Bride Ashley had the help of her four big sisters as she tackled innumerable DIY tasks, and the result is a perfect example of what loving family labor can accomplish! See all the details in the gallery.
From the photographer, Lindsey: DIY weddings might just be my favorite. So much love and personality goes into all the banner making, lemonade mixing, cake stand gluing. It’s really touching to realize the hours and hours that go into creating such a creative and personal day. And creative is just what Ashley and Kevin did; all the way from the mustache photo booth, to her mom’s childhood bike. It was perfect. Funny thing was, leading up to it, a few little “minor” things went wrong. Two (or was it three?) cake designers cancelled on Ashley, the order form for Kevin’s ring went to a discontinued fax, the dress had some little (big) snafu’s that needed to be fixed last minute. I’m sure it was stressful, but you would have never known. It was kind of a joke that all of her sisters had inclement weather on their wedding days too, but we kept our fingers crossed, and it ended up being gorgeous and sunny and perfect. Just right for Ashley and Kevin, who are a little bit gorgeous and sunny and perfect themselves.
Ashley knew she wanted a homemade, DIY feel to her day and her sisters (all 4 of them, plus a sister-in-law) are all very talented. They worked hard with Ashley to create her wedding. Ashley is the youngest sibling, so there was lots of love and support from older siblings and family. Also lots of fun little nieces and nephews running around. The candy table, lemonade, and photo booth were perfect for them! The reception was at an historic farmhouse, with an amazing yard that lent itself perfectly to the backyard, laid-back feel Ashley and Kevin wanted. I loved Ashley’s smile and laugh, and Kevin was so sweet with her. They grew up in the same neighborhood, but started dating after high school. They are a sweet and fun couple!
Green Apple Photography makes me think not. Bride Ashley had the help of her four big sisters as she tackled innumerable DIY tasks, and the result is a perfect example of what loving family labor can accomplish! See all the details in the View all images from this wedding in the gallery
Wedding vendors (Salt Lake City, UT):
Ceremony venue: Salt Lake Temple / Reception venue: The McMullin House / Wedding photographer: Green Apple Photography / Dress: Avonlea / Groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s tie: Nordstrom / Bridesmaids’ tops: The Loft / Bridesmaids’ skirts: Macy’s / Wedding cake: Bayshore Cakes / Flowers and vintage bottles: Flower Affair / Catering: State Street Food and Supply Caterers / Brownies: BYU Creamery
We’re always so tickled when our brides find useful items via Ruffled- whether it’s DIY projects from the contest, unique dress styles, amazing wedding professionals, or decor ideas. Alyssa, the gorgeous bride, was able to integrate all kinds of vintage-inspired projects into her wedding to Noah this past year and we think the end result is just the sweetest. I love the aesthetic behind all of the film photos from Green Apple Photography as well. Crisp, clean and totally gorgeous.
From the bride, Alyssa: I wanted our wedding to embody a rustic vintage feel. Almost all of the details involved in our wedding were DIY projects. I made my brooch bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, decorations, our pinata, centerpieces, etc. We didn’t have specific colors but we had a common color scheme of creams and pastels.
We knew we wanted our ceremony in the mountains so after a lot of searching we found the perfect little clearing up Millcreek Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just before the ceremony it had rained so everything was damp and beautiful.
We planned on having our reception in a friend’s backyard in South Jordan, Utah, but because of the rain we had to have the reception indoors at my family’s funeral home (sounds weird, I know, but it worked out great and looked just like a reception center.)
Recognize that adorable pinata from this DIY post?
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice would be have one detail like the dress or an object be inspiration for the rest of your wedding details. That helped me keep everything mesh well together.
First Dance: You Make It Real by James Morrison
Wedding Vendors (Salt Lake City, UT):
Ceremony location: Millcreek Canyon / Reception location: Bride’s family business / Florist: DIY tea-dyed material / Bride’s bouquet: DIY vintage brooches/ Photographer: Lindsey Stewart from Green Apple Photography / Wedding Dress: reworked Jessica Mcclintock dress from Dani’s Bridal Works / Bridesmaid Dresses: all vintage / Groom’s suit: thrifted sport coat / Music: Ipod playlist / Wedding Pie: Lion House Bakery in Salt Lake City / Wedding invitations: Designed and printed by bride and groom