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Puppy Wedding Styled Shoot

Wedding Design

We’ve got a very special treat for you all today, and it comes in the form of a collaboration by Danfredo Photos + Films, Confetti & Co., and Kate Farley Design. Danni of Danfredo films imagined the nuptials of her two sweet pups, and built an entire styled shoot around her vision for their wedding day. To say the result is anything less than brilliant would be selling it short, but judge for yourselves!

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the photographer, Danni of Danfredo Photos + Films: My husband, Wilfredo, and I are both Philadelphia-based photographers and videographers (he’s my regular second shooter or, if a couple books us for both photo and video, he’s the primary videographer). Since we’re relatively new to the area, we thought it would be fun to collaborate with local vendors on a styled shoot – our first one ever. One night (over wine), I joked that we should use our dogs, Hudson and Chelsea (rescue pups from Little Paws Dachshund Rescue), as the models for our shoot. We laughed it off, but I knew we were on to something.

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

tablescape inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

aqua wedding invitations - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

wedding programs - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

wedding invitation envelopes - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

Over the past few months, I’ve become friends with Sara Murray at Confetti & Co. I approached her about the possibility of helping me put together a styled shoot featuring our puppies instead of people. She loved the idea and even volunteered her Frenchie, Millie, to be Chelsea’s maid of honor. Sara had worked a lot with Kate Farley and Ashley Wrenn-Peterson in the past and suggested I pitch the idea to them – they loved it, too. I’ve known the baker, Brooke Saylor, since her wedding day (I was the second shooter for her own wedding which was featured on Ruffled). They, too, recently moved to Philadelphia from NYC and we’ve become really close friends with her and her husband. We’ve also become friends with Claire Hudson, a pet portrait artist (she painted a watercolor logo for the happy couple and well as proper oil paint portraits of them) and Jackie Starker, who owns a local pet store. Claire’s golden doodle, Stamps, accepted the invitation to be Hudson’s best man. Together, all of us started planning Hudson and Chelsea’s industrial chic wedding. All together, we invited nine of Hudson and Chelsea’s friends to play parts in their wedding. For decor, we approached West Elm Philadelphia about donating some pieces for us to use for the shoot and they totally agreed! We built the set in the morning and shot all of our details before having the dogs show up at the venue.

dogs at weddings - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

aqua ceremony backdrops - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

escort card ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

floral centerpieces - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the stylist, Sara of Confetti & Co.: In styling this shoot, we really wanted to keep everything miniature! The biggest piece of styling for dogs was finding cute items that worked with the scale of everything. The adorable West Elm blue patterned salad plates (used as doggy dinner plates) were the jump off point. From there we softened the palette with some mints and then added a touch more vibrancy with pops of pinks and plums within the flowers and added more miniature details, like coasters for dog salad plates and votives as dog drinking glasses. It was fun working at a different scale!

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

wedding paper goods - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

animal escort cards - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

dog treats - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

bohemian wedding receptions - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the florist, Kate of Kate Farley Design: Danni of Danfredo Photo + Films and Sara of confetti and co. approached me with the project idea and being a pup lover, they had me hooked before I could even finish reading the email. They gave me a color palette to work with consisting of soft peachy pinks, deep, romantic plums, sage greens and touches of grey. My color loving mind was racing with ideas for flower selections. I ended up choosing to work with the super romantic David Austin Juliet roses, pink celosia, pale pink astilbe, white lisianthus for some added lightness to the rich plum scabiosa. We also threw in some scabiosa pods for some added texture along with some inky viburnum berries to give the centerpiece a beautiful balance of light and dark.

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

floral centerpieces - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

wedding favor ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the stationer, Ashley of hello, bird.: My starting point for the paper for the shoot was the “couple” themselves. I wanted the invitation to be long and narrow, like Hudson and Chelsea. We had decided on a great color palette, and after seeing the portrait from Pennys & Stamps, I knew I wanted to pick up the mint in the writing. That long and narrow shape was carried through to the place cards and favor tags. The cake topper was circular to be a little more classic and cohesive with their gorgeous cake by Saylormade.

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

place settings - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot
wedding favor ideas - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

From the baker, Brooke of Saylormade: In my wedding cake business, I focus on making goodies that taste as delightful as they look, and I wanted these doggie treats to be no exception! I packed the cake full of good-for-you ingredients like carrots, peanut butter & wheat germ. But my favorite were definitely the peanut butter krispies with carob ganache, which is like fake chocolate! They loved it!

dessert tables - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

dog paintings - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

paper cake toppers - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot

puppy wedding styled shoot - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/puppy-wedding-styled-shoot


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Shoot Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer and Videography: Danfredo Photos + Films / Styling: Confetti & Co. / Floral Design: Kate Farley Design / Venue: Maas Building / Jewelry: J. Crew / Ties: The Tie Bar and Forage / Desserts: Saylormade / Cake Stands: BHLDN and Anthropologie / Bone Cookie Favors and Guest Bow Ties: Amelie’s Bark Shop / Decor and Place Settings: West Elm / Custom Pet Paintings and Watercolour Portraits: Pennys & Stamps / Stationery and Calligraphy: hello, bird. / Music: Song Freedom (“I Do”, Colbie Caillat)

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Thompson Toronto Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Celine Kim

Why do we love today’s bride so much? Oh, it could be her effervescent coolness, her perfectly angelic Jenny Yoo wedding gown, but the fact that she popped the question to her groom is probably our top reason. Jessica and Brock didn’t want their wedding day to be reliant upon tradition and instead carved out their own little slice of wedding day heaven thanks to the talents of Celine Kim and Coriander Girl!

Thompson Toronto wedding - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

From the bride, Jessica: Brock and I are not traditionalists by any means. In fact, I proposed to him (why should the boys have all the fun anyway?)! After we got engaged, what surprised me most was how quickly the wedding planning begins. We were asked about our wedding date the day we got engaged! It is so fun to let yourselves get swept up by everyone’s collective excitement and enthusiasm.

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

first looks - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

first looks - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

bridal looks - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

Thompson Toronto wedding - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

The hardest part of wedding planning was definitely choosing the right location. I am from Montreal, Brock is from Toronto and we met in Kingston, Ontario, so we knew friends and family would have to travel no matter where we chose. I began my searching in both Montreal and Toronto. I dreamed of an ultra modern wedding in an all-white loft or gallery but quickly found out that this was not the most economical decision. Being lovers of food, we looked into restaurants who held weddings but they did not feel right with our larger than expected guest list. I had never considered a hotel for our wedding but The Thompson surprised us! The whole rustic country-wedding thing is so not us. We are both city kids and wanted to be in an urban location. Nothing highlighted the beauty of the city quite like the view from The Thompson’s patio. I worried about the dark ballroom but we just could not resist having the city behind us as we exchanged our vows. I am so happy with our choice! It was so nice to have the food, drinks, linens, etc be handled by a team professionals and this allowed me to focus on the details of our day. Another very important detail was that the hotel was dog friendly so Jackson, our dog, was allowed to be a part of our day and he acted as our ring bearer!! The Thompson did a great job, we have only received positive feedback from our guests and I ended up loving the romantic look of the dark ballroom and the contrast it provided from our bright ceremony.

Thompson Toronto wedding - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

white flower bouquet - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

rooftop weddings - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

rooftop wedding ceremony - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

Brock and I decided to have a wedding to be able to celebrate our love with our friends and family. It was not only our day! Throughout the planning process, we thought deeply about our guests’ experience at our wedding. We considered the weddings we had attended and discussed what we really liked and disliked as guests. This informed several major decisions. A good example was our photo slideshow. My bridesmaid, MJ, made us an amazing slideshow and we wanted to share it with everyone but there were several photos and we knew that making everyone watch the whole thing during our reception would not be fun. Let’s be honest looking at your old baby pictures is not everyone’s idea of a good time. We were lucky to have a screening room included in our wedding rental at The Thompson and so we played the slideshow in a loop in that room all night. Aside from letting everyone enjoy the slideshow at their own pace this also offered an alternate environment to our guest where they could just sit and relax. It was fun to periodically enter the screening room and see different faces in there every time!

paper escort cards - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

pets at weddings - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

wedding reception balloons - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

I loved every detail of our wedding but two of my favourites were our table names and having Polaroid cameras with our guestbook. For the table names, Brock and I decided to have names of locations in our favourite films and TV shows. We worked on the list of names for weeks, researching the correct names and considering what films and TV shows to include. It was such a personal touch and really reflected our love for pop culture. For our guestbook, I had envisioned everyone signing the book and nicely leaving a cute little Polaroid of themselves next to their note but I got something way better! Thanks to our open bar, our guestbook is one of the funniest things I have ever seen and I still laugh every time I look through it. Everyone had a blast with the Polaroid cameras and I am so happy I bought way too much film to enable any late night photo inspirations. The guestbook has become the most meaningful keepsake of our day.

modern tablescapes - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

modern wedding details - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

Finally, the best part of the wedding day was actually taking pictures alone with Brock and our photographers. I had originally not wanted a reveal and hoped to wait to see Brock until I walk down the aisle. I am so happy Celine, our amazing photographer, suggested we consider a reveal. Our reveal was one of the sweetest moments ever and getting ample time to take photos afterwards was such a gift. The wedding day itself is so crazy, I was grateful for those peaceful moments alone with Brock even though they were in front of the camera. It allowed Brock and I to connect before our vows and let us really take in what we were about to embark on together. It also helps that our photography team was calm, fun and so easy to be around. Brock and I are still over the moon about the wedding. There were so many personal touches that made the day extra special. We still talk about it often and reflect on the many great moments but the best part is hearing how much our friends and family enjoyed themselves as we really did see it as their day too.

Thompson Toronto wedding - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

lego cake toppers - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

Thompson Toronto wedding - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding

Thompson Toronto wedding - photo by Celine Kim http://ruffledblog.com/thompson-toronto-wedding


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Wedding Location: Toronto, ON, Canada / Photographer: Celine Kim / Florist: Coriander Girl / Venue and Caterer: Thompson Toronto / Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo via White Toronto / Wedding Shoes: Loeffler Randall / Hair: Veronica at Marc Anthony Salon / Makeup: Marc Anthony Salon / Jessica’s Rings: Custom designed by Love & Promise / Groom’s Suit: Got Style / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Stationery: Chicks n’ Hens

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Front & Palmer Philadelphia Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Emily Wren

“We wanted our wedding to blend together the heavy industrial, urban feel of Philadelphia with the softer, botanical aspects of the outdoors.” So says the bride from today’s wedding, Samantha, about her vision for her celebration with beau Brian, and her words were music to our ears. Thanks to the lovely Emily Wren, Feast Your Eyes Catering, and Leaves of Grass Floral Design for pulling out all the stops!

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

From the bride, Samantha: We wanted our wedding to blend together the heavy industrial, urban feel of Philadelphia with the softer, botanical aspects of the outdoors. The venue we found – Front and Palmer – did most of the work for us, being an industrial conversion; the other half of the work was provided by the florist, Amy Young of Leaves of Grass. The end result felt like nature had crept into this old historic space and the two styles had become symbiotic over the years. Clearly I was obsessed with the look! I have Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and also in Historic Preservation and these interests pretty closely match my style in most other respects. So the idea was to bring together harsh and soft, strong and faint, dark and light. I feel like it worked.

bridal accessories - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wild wedding bouquet - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

boutonniere and bouquet - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

grey bridesmaid dresses - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

One of the most important ideas for the wedding was to make sure everyone felt included. Brian and I are different religions and from very different family backgrounds, but we didn’t want guests to feel alienated by it being too much of side of the family than the other. So we really tried to create a neutral environment that anyone, regardless of religion or income or background, could find comfort in. It made our wedding less traditional, but in a sense it was totally us, and how our lives have come together. We didn’t have a theme or a color scheme, just a sense of working with the tones and textures of the space and keeping our own additions more muted. So the suits and bridesmaid dresses were a beautiful, rich gray tone that matched the steel beams of the venue. The flowers were softer blues, greens, and beige tones. My dress was an ivory that wouldn’t create too sharp a contrast with the darker hues. The florist suspended branches, vines, and candles from the beams and created a “floating” Chuppah that was also suspended from the beams. It was genius the way the florist incorporated the natural elements into the space – I may have had the initial vision, but she make it happen miles beyond what I imagined.

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

elegant wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

elegant wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

As much as I wanted to DIY everything, finishing my thesis took precedence so I kept my involvement down. I did make the party favors that also served as the escort cards – soy wax candles in tins that were either vanilla, lavender, or grapefruit. The labels were ordered from the Evermine and I made the kraft paper guest tags that hung from them. My sister found a perfect chalkboard with a gray wood frame and sketched out of the whole menu, and also made little signs for our signature cocktail (the Liberty Bell-ini… cheesy I know, but what’s a wedding without a bad pun here and there?). And the guest book was a small side project as well. I found an antique writing desk at a vintage store and just had to use it somehow, so what I did was create postcards for the guests leave messages. I pulled historical images of present day important spots from our relationship (first meeting, first date, first apartment, etc.) and made those the postcard covers.

cluster centerpieces - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

reception inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

charcoal table runner - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I made myself a promise that I would not allow myself to get worked up over details of the wedding, but I didn’t expect how worked up other people (extended family, random friends, etc.) would get about our wedding planning! Because I didn’t anticipate that and kind of prepare for it, I got really swept away at times in other people’s stresses about our wedding. I know it sounds crazy, but my advice for brides would be let other people’s expectations roll off their backs. So what if my dress is delayed, or that the groom saw pictures of me in it prior to the wedding day? You don’t like grapefruit scented candles? OH WELL. Stick to your own feelings about the situation and don’t be swayed by others’ input. In the end, its about you and the groom celebrating your future, and creating a party for loved ones and friends. They’ll love it no matter what, so why let their input bog you down during planning?!

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

reception ideas - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

pleated wedding cake - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding

Front & Palmer Philadelphia wedding - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/front-palmer-philadelphia-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Bonfire Heart,” James Blunt
Bridal Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” Lumineers

From the photographer, Emily Wren: Sam and Brian’s wedding at Front and Palmer on September 6th, 2014 brought together an edgy urban setting and whimsical details. As an urban planner, Sam wanted to include some of the best views Philadelphia has to offer: the Race Street Pier, Ben Franklin Bridge, and Spruce Street Harbor Park. This affection for urban life offered edgy backdrops for the couple’s first look as well as photos with the wedding party, friends, and family. Sam’s dress, by Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride Philly, served as a juxtaposition to the edgy, urban feel of Front and Palmer and Philadelphia. Her dress and bouquet gave a soft, feminine feel to the urban backdrops she chose. Amy Young of Leaves of Grass designed a lighted canopy for the ceremony, including branches, ivy, and assorted flowers and lanterns which set the tone for the table settings and other floral details, and carried the same magical feeling throughout the evening.

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Emily Wren / Event Coordinator: Lini Skiba of Feast Your Eyes Catering / Flowers: Leaves of Grass Floral Design / Venue: Front & Palmer / Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven via Lovely Bride / Alterations and Sleeves: Sara Teixeira of The Tailory (I went with a simple dress by Sarah Seven and Sara Teixeira created detachable sleeves that completely changed the look and made it my dress – all in under two weeks!!) / Bride’s Headband: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge / Bridal Belt: Twigs & Honey / Bride’s Earrings and Shoes: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Beautiful Brides Philly / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Bridesmaids’ Cuffs: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge / Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Verde Philadelphia / Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux / Groom and Groomsmen Accessories: The Tie Bar / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Feast Your Eyes Catering / DJ: Joe Vespe of JSV Events / Wedding Invitations: LoveLeigh Invitations / Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works

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Spring Minneapolis Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Laura Ivanova

After seeing this wedding from Laura Ivanova and Munster Rose, we’re nearly convinced there’s nothing prettier than Minneapolis in the spring. With endless touches of peach hues and pops of metallic gold, Ipek and Matthew’s wedding day looks to be as perfect as it gets, right down to their incredible ceremony site in Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

From the bride, Ipek: We loved how unique our venue was as soon as we saw pictures of it. We decided to balance out the modern look of the dome and the city backdrop with romantic flowers. We wanted an elegant affair, without losing our inherent silliness, which led us to pick details personal to us. We kept our ceremony short and sweet and full of inside jokes. We also timed it so that our guests can enjoy the view. I loved my dress the moment I first tried it on. It was not only very comfortable and light, but also had delicate floral details and a dreamy color. Without really making a connection, I picked invitations that were similar in spirit. Our venue’s food was amazing and even though we thought our guests would be reluctant to dance, the dance floor was always full. For our favors, we wanted to give out a taste of Hawaii, since we were headed there for our honeymoon.

orange wedding invitations - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

peach wedding flowers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding
Bouquet recipe: The flowers included garden roses, peonies, ranunculus and other beautiful flowers.

orange wedding bouquet - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

We chose peach, light gold and ivory as our colors. I love peaches very much, and we thought our colors would work well with the colors of our venue. We didn’t have a theme, but added a little personal twist. Growing up, we had both loved dinosaurs and now, we make it a point to get photos in front of all dinosaurs we find. So we had dinosaur names for each table. We had my mother read A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton, a story that captured the spirit of our relationship in many ways. We also had custom made adorable dinosaur cake toppers, that melted our hearts the moment we saw them. The lady dinosaur’s bouquet matched my own perfectly!

pink bridesmaid dress - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

On the day of the wedding, we felt incredibly lucky. Our amazing vendors and even the weather made sure everything went flawlessly. Our beautiful florals and my bouquet was much more gorgeous than I could have ever imagined, the light was perfect inside the dome and everything was really romantic. We ended up having a wonderful day, and couldn’t stop smiling. And now we get to relive the beauty thanks to our incredible photographer.

elegant escort cards - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

dinosaur table numbers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

cute wedding themes - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

gold wedding ideas - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

glam wedding ideas - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I found that it’s really important to see the big picture instead of worrying about the small details. Stressing about the details, even though they are important can make the process so much more tiring than it needs to be. In the end things do come together, and it feels silly to have worried so much about them. It’s also great to let others take care of things on the day of the wedding, so you can relax and enjoy your day! Try to make a mental note of the special moments, as the day goes by incredibly fast!

peach wedding flowers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

glam wedding reception - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

dinosaur table numbers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

glam wedding ideas - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

cute cake toppers - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

peach flower cake - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding

Spring Minneapolis wedding - photo by Laura Ivanova http://ruffledblog.com/spring-minneapolis-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Love Me Do,” The Beatles
Bride’s Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Recessional: “Friday, I’m in Love,” The Cure
First Dance: “For Once in My Life,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Location: Minneapolis, MN / Photographer: Laura Ivanova / Flowers: Munster Rose / Venue: Millennium Hotel Minneapolis / Wedding Dress and Veil: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss / Wedding Cake: Buttercream Cakes & Desserts / Cake Toppers: The Air Castle / DJ: Bellagala / Favors: Big Island Bees / Officiant: Jim Albani / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Minted / Videographer: Greg Thuente via Bellagala

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The NotWedding Orlando II

Design Inspiration

Photos by:

The 2nd Orlando NotWedding happened a few weeks ago, and here are the images! This faux wedding event had nothing but jaw dropping deets, from the florals to the venue. We also spy a really sweet moment during the ceremony, be sure to watch the video by Bright Frame Films. Congrats guys!

Photos by E. Gilbert Photography below:

NotWedding Orlando - photo by E Gilbert Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

museum wedding ceremony - photo by E Gilbert Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

museum wedding ceremony - photo by E Gilbert Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

museum wedding reception ideas - photo by E Gilbert Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

NotWedding Orlando - photo by E Gilbert Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando
museum wedding ceremony - photo by E Gilbert Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando


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Photos by Be Still Studios and Photography below:

NotWedding Orlando - photo by Be Still Studios and Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

NotWedding Orlando - photo by Be Still Studios and Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

NotWedding Orlando - photo by Be Still Studios and Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

NotWedding Orlando - photo by Be Still Studios and Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

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Photos by LH Photography below:

NotWedding Orlando - photo by LH Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando
NotWedding Orlando - photo by LH Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

NotWedding Orlando - photo by LH Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando

NotWedding Orlando - photo by LH Photography http://ruffledblog.com/notwedding-orlando


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Video by Bright Frame Films:

Photography & Rehearsal Dinner: Be Still Studios and Photography / Photography & Styled Shoot: E. Gilbert Photography / Photography & Save the Date: LH Photography / Videography: Bright Frame Films / Linen: LinenTablecloth / Bridesmaid Attire: Bloomingdale’s / Hair: Brie & Brie / Makeup: Luma Bridal / Floral & Event Design Table Numbers 2, 5, 8, 10, Ceremony Design and Day-of Coordination: Tres Chic Southern Weddings / Event Design Table Numbers 3, 6, 9, 11 & Head Table: Cloud 9 Wedding Flowers / Event Design Table Numbers 1, 4 & 7: Golden Fox Events / Invitation Design: Sprinkles Design / Program Design: The Invitation Lounge / Menu Design: Pretty Peacock Paperie / Desserts & Catering: Candy Bar, Florida Candy Buffets; Cookie Bar, One Smart Cookie / Catering: Big City Catering / Venue: Orlando Science Center / Rehearsal Dinner Venue and Catering: Rialto Ristorante / Favors: Freshline Illustration / Photo Wall and Shuttershare: Flipbook Creations / Travel: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel / Barre54 / DJ/Emcee: Junction 88 Productions / Event Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals / Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace / String Quartet: The Classern String Quartet / Registry: The Registry at Bloomingdales / Wedding Dress: Bloomingdale’s / Media Partners: Flower Magazine / Occasions Magazine / Weddings Illustrated / Frugal Southern Living / Skin Care: It Works!

Microbrewed Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Lavender & Twine

How absolutely incredible is this reception space, Camarillo’s own Institution Ale Co.? The microbrewery served as the inspiration behind today’s styled shoot, lovingly put together by Shindig Fancy and These Buds A Blooming and photographed by Lavender & Twine. The result is about what you’d imagine – a perfect blend of masculine-meets-feminine decor with plenty of romantic details and floral arrangements thrown in for good measure.

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

From Crystal of Shindig Fancy: The inspiration for this shoot was the ever-growing American Craft Brewing industry. The guys over at Institution Ale Co. were gracious enough to host us in their new industrial space in Camarillo, CA. Another big inspiration was the increasing personalization of weddings in the past few of years where couples are using their big day to showcase their personal styles and interests. One of these interests comes in the form of customizing the bar menu to their taste. If the venue permits, beer enthusiasts are choosing to forgo the corporate cans and bottles to bring in a keg or two from their favorite local Microbrewery.

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

graphic wedding invitations - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

floral wedding ideas - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

lush wedding bouquet - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

menu inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

bottle centerpieces - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

bridal hair accessories - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

wedding signs - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

Beer drinking guests will be grateful to have a tasty libation to sip on throughout the night, but what about the non-beer drinkers you may ask? Taking the theme a little farther, we also decided to create The Whiskey Bean, a signature drink using the microbrew as one of the main ingredients, one that pleases the taste buds of non-beer drinking guest as well. Our ‘couple’ eloped and then returned home to host a lovely reception for their closest friends and family in their local brewery.

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

rustic floral wedding - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

peach wedding flowers - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

meringue wedding cake - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

brewery wedding ideas - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

microbrewed wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/

meringue wedding cake - photo by Lavender and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/microbrewed-wedding-inspiration/


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Shoot Location: Camarillo, CA / Photographer: Lavender & Twine / Event Design, Wardrobe Styling, and Coordination: Shindig Fancy / Floral Design: These Buds A Blooming / Venue: Institution Ale Co. / Dresses and Bridesmaid’s Hairpiece: Designed by Shindig Fancy and bespoke by Eliseo Apolinar / Bride’s Hairpiece: Heavenly Avonlee / Hair: Meghan Kuligowski of Jamie’s Hair Design and Abby Milam of Joseph Martin Salon – Rodeo Collection / Makeup: Crystal Robinson / Wedding Cake: The Sugar Lab / Rentals: Borrowed Rentals / Invitations and Stationery: Umama

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Glam Toronto Hotel Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Christine Lim

I have to admit, Toronto is quickly becoming one of my favorite locations for weddings. It seems to have a never-ending abundance of stunning venues, like the Drake Hotel – which you’ll see in this wedding from Christine Lim. This beauty is pushed over the top with impeccable floral design from Coriander Girl!

city wedding portrait - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

From the bride, Betsy: Though my husband and I both care about design and aesthetics, the words that kept coming up in our planning had more to do with how we wanted our wedding to feel: warm, intimate, personal, and fun. The ceremony was very important to us; we put a lot of time and thought into writing it, as well as choosing the readings and music. After that, we wanted great food and a can’t-stop-won’t-stop dance party to take us through the night. We filled in the blanks with design elements that held personal significance and made us smile (like peach carnations and gold dinosaurs), whether or not they necessarily made immediate sense together. In the end, it looked and felt like us, which was exactly what we wanted.

bride getting ready - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

soft pink bouquet - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

gold bridesmaids dresses - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

grooms boutonniere - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding

city wedding portrait - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

Overall, I think the vibe we ended up with was a kind of eclectic, industrial glam with touches of vintage charm, not all of which we can take credit for. For instance, my lovely and beautiful bridesmaids each have terrific style, and without any real coordination other than the color of the dresses, they ended up looking like the most glamorous 60s girl group — it fit the party and the venue perfectly. We had a loose palette of gold, peach, pale pink, and black and white, but we didn’t let ourselves stress out too much about coordinating the details. We trusted what we liked, and it all came together in the end.

bridal processional - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

bridesmaids dresses - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

first kiss - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

graphic paper goods - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding

dinosaur animal figurines - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

As far as DIY went, we were incredibly lucky to have the help of our very talented family and friends. One of our closest friends (and a groomsman) is an amazing graphic designer who created all of our paper goods. My stepmother-in-law is a phenomenal hostess, and she surprised us by turning the simple welcome party we had planned into a huge pre-wedding feast. The guest favors were a lovely team effort from my parents: My mother is a beekeeper, so she supplied honey from her hives, while my patient father put together all of the packaging. Receiving the gift of time and energy from the people we love kept us sane and also helped make everything even more personal.

wedding favor bags - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

wedding programs - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding

unique cake toppers - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

gift table ideas - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Know your DIY limits. It was important to me to make the wedding cake, but I didn’t want to be stressing out about piping frosting when I could be spending pre-wedding time with a rare assemblage of all my favorite people. Rather than taking on a big traditional cake, I made three smaller cakes, and focused on great flavors instead of elaborate design. I baked the layers and made the frosting ahead of time, then had someone at the venue help to put the simple, spare cakes together the morning of the wedding. Also, even if you’re not having a destination wedding, consider hosting a welcome party for all of your guests to meet or catch up before the big day. By the next night, people from the often very disparate spheres of your life will be greeting each other like old summer camp pals, which helps everyone (including you) have a better time. Finally, have hilarious family and friends. One of the most frequent comments we still hear about the wedding was how much everyone loved the speeches!

newlyweds first dance - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/

dance receptions - photo by Christine Lim http://ruffledblog.com/glam-toronto-hotel-wedding/


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Wedding Music:
Groomsmen Processional: “I Walk the Line,” Johnny Cash
Groom’s Processional: “Funky Good Time,” James Brown and the JBs
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “Deanna (Acoustic),” Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Bride’s Processional: “I’m Sticking with You,” The Velvet Underground
Recessional: “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” Jackie Wilson
First Dance: “Higher Power,” Jonathan Richman
Last Dance: “Lust for Life,” Iggy Pop

Wedding Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Christine Lim / Flowers: Coriander Girl / Venue and Caterer: The Drake Hotel / Wedding Dress and Accessories: My dress was a 1930s vintage gown from a store called Backstage in Charlotte, NC. I made my headpiece from an art deco bracelet from the same store / Wedding Shoes: Sacha London / Groom’s Suit and Groomsmen Ties: Hugo Boss / Groom’s and Groomsmen Pocket Squares: 18 Waits / Wedding Cake: Bride / DJ: Trevor Young / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Flaming Unicorn Skeleton

Glitzy Bohemian NY Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

This wedding features a New York bride and an Irish groom who met while living in Madrid and married back in the bride’s home town. As a nod to their worldliness and love of adventure, the couple laced their wedding day with hints of travel, ranging from luggage tags to city signs. Izzy Hudgins Photography and French Knot Studios made it possible for us to share this beauty today, so let’s jump in!

wedding portraits - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

From the bride, Carisa: My husband and I met while living in Madrid, but have spent the last 4 years stateside. He’s from Ireland, I’m from upstate NY. It makes sense that we have an affinity for the “Old World” charm that takes us back to that time when we first met, within places and spaces whose walls and grounds are filled with character of days passed. Although we were getting married in the United States, we wanted to find somewhere here that had some of that character. The Hudson Valley lent itself to just that, and a wedding date in October made perfect sense to take advantage of its well renowned fall foliage. The Church, the Winery (Reception venue), and the rental home we were staying in (where I got ready that morning) are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places and were all built in the 1800s. (1839, 1895, and 1858 respectively.) The stone structures and pristine gardens provided the stylistic elements we loved and the misty dewy morning certainly added an extra Irish ambiance to our day.

sequined boutonnieres - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

bride getting ready - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

vintage handkerchiefs - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

colorful bouquet - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

bohemian brides - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

orange wedding bouquets - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

wedding ceremony venue - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

church wedding ceremony - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

wedding sign - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

To say that this was a global affair would be accurate. Not only did guests travel from afar, but resources were utilized from all over the country, and the travel concept was embedded throughout in the décor. Being that we were in a winery, we also carried on with a beverage theme and decided to name the tables after a medley of international watering holes that have been part of our story. The centerpieces were a mix of DIY monogrammed wine crates and various beverage glasses (spray painted and glittered,) finished off with the perfect touch of stunning flowers. When I look at photos of the reception with the tables in the background, I see the miles this truly collaborative effort traversed… the trips home when my Mom and I scoured thrift shops for the beverage containers, the wine crates created in my parents wood shop in NY, stained and aged by my husband on visits from Alaska, with some expert guidance from our stylist in Georgia. Another handmade product of my parents’ wood shop is the wedding card box that was created with reclaimed barn wood from a nearby 19th century farm. This was designed with input from myself, my husband and my parents and is a treasure we’ll have for years to come to remember our day.

gold centerpieces - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

glitter table numbers - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

escort cards - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

hang tag escort cards - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

travel wedding theme - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

paper goods garland - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

travel wedding ideas - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

travel weddings - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

If you need info on the Golden Girls… My gals were given a color and some direction and off they went. There was everything from a secondhand eBay dress to a Rent the Runway selection to a last minute (literally the week before) Macy’s gown for the 5 Months Pregnant MOH! I hadn’t seen most of the dresses until that day so it was an extra special bit of fun for me to see that vision come together.

glitter wedding details - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

glitter wrapped favors - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

bilingual wedding ideas - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

long tablescapes - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

dessert tables - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

travel glitter wedding - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

photo booth accessories - photo by Izzy Hudgins http://ruffledblog.com/glitzy-bohemian-ny-wedding/

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Wedding Location: Washingtonville, NY / Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Event Design: French Knot Studios / Floral Design: Audrey and Jess / Ceremony Venue: Chapel of the Holy Name / Reception Venue: Brotherhood Winery / Wedding Dress: WToo “Mimi” / Alterations: Rose’s Custom Tailoring, Anchorage, AK / Lace Church Piece: Tulip Bridal / Reception Bow Belt and Pocket Squares: French Knot Studios / Jewelry: Rent the Runway / Purse: Vintage Whiting & Davis Co. from 1930’s via jazzymoonz / Handkerchief: lasadana / Hair: Kathy Stack / Makeup: LeAnne Stack (bride) and Fara Shoudy (bridesmaids/Mom) / Groom’s and Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse, Black by Vera Wang / Ties: Macy’s / Engagement Ring: Custom made by Bill Cronin of Cronin Jewelers / Bride’s Band: JBR Jewelers / Groom’s Band: Spexton Jewelers / Wedding Caterer: Inn Credible Caterers / Wedding Cake: Baked Euphoria / Cake Topper: French Knot Studios / Ceremony Musician: Glenn Roth / Band: Brotherhood Band

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Pittsburgh St Patrick’s Day Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Caitlin Thomas

If you’re looking for a holiday-themed wedding full of festivity, how could you do any better than one inspired by St. Patrick’s Day? Jocelyn and Matt took the St. Patty’s theme and ran with it, introducing green bridesmaids’ dresses, green beer, and hints of shamrocks throughout the wedding day. Thanks to Caitlin Thomas and Missy Martz of Occasion Creation for creating such beauty and sharing it with us today!

pittsburgh st patrick's day wedding - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

From the bride, Jocelyn: We absolutely wanted the style of our wedding to be in the same vein of St. Patty’s day frivolity. We did not want things to be super formal or boring at any point in time. The wedding was in Pittsburgh, which has an industrial feel superimposed with amazing culture and history, so we got married at the historic Allegheny County Courthouse (in their main grand foyer) right outside of my dad’s office (he is the Chief Executive of Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is). The party was at the Pittsburgh Opera House, which is a warehouse turned rehearsal space for the Pittsburgh Opera that has a very industrial turned modern feel. We had multiple stations of Pittsburgh themed food throughout the room and my mothers titanic sized Pittsburgh Cookie Table, which is an old Italian tradition, open at all times to the guests. She baked 250 dozen cookies (over 50 types!) for the wedding, which were piled on a massive table. People ate at their leisure and we started the dance party almost immediately, complete with video screens for all of the music videos to go along with the songs and club lighting. We also served green beer!

wedding invitations - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

pittsburgh st patrick's day wedding - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

green nail polish - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

pittsburgh st patrick's day wedding - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

green wedding bouquet - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Ornamental kale and white hydrangeas, to keep things green and white! We also had some lilies and other assorted white flowers.

pittsburgh st patrick's day wedding - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

pittsburgh st patrick's day wedding - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

pittsburgh st patrick's day wedding - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

We definitely had a green St. Patty’s theme going on, but not so much that it was tacky. We had some subtle nods to shamrocks on our paper goods and my five sisters and two brothers were my bridesmaids and bridesmen, and they all chose their own green dresses. The boys had green ties and shamrock socks. The groomsmen all had their own different green ties as well. We served green beer and had shamrock shakes! We accented the green with blacks, whites, stripes, burlap, and copper tones. I DIYed TONS of upcycled cans and vessels with copper paint to fill with flowers and be our centerpieces. We also sprayed probably a tree’s worth of branches copper to make towering displays for the tables. It was truly amazing because the entire city was celebrating St. Patty’s day and my family marched in the St. Patty’s parade earlier in the day. It was like the entire city was a part of our wedding party and all of the pictures look great!

st patricks day - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

open reception venues - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning a wedding is a LOT of work and you have to stay organized and flexible. Everything will cost more than you think it will, even if you are doing it yourself. But it is so worth it to stand up for the parts of the wedding that are important to you. I wanted party music the entire time, and the DJ came around to that. I had to advocate for the playlist a couple of times, but there were hundreds of people on the dance floor for the entire night, not wanting to stop because the music was so good and everyone knew all of the words to the songs. We also didn’t want to waste a minute of party time on dinner, so we left guests to their own devices and started the music!

wedding portrait - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

st patricks day wedding - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

pittsburgh st patrick's day wedding - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding

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dance receptions - photo by Caitlin Thomas http://ruffledblog.com/pittsburgh-st-patricks-day-wedding


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From the photographer, Caitlin Thomas: Jocelyn and Matt’s wedding day was a dream come true. Beautiful people, fantastic colors, personal elements, heartfelt toasts, a packed dance floor, guests playing green beer pong. Their wedding took place on Pittsburgh’s “Parade Day”. Every year the streets are lined with thousands decked out in their St. Patrick’s Day best. It was one of the most fun weddings I have had the opportunity to photograph. I can only hope all of Jocelyn’s siblings will hire me for their weddings so we can do it again!

Wedding Music:
The amazing Giambelli String Quartet (who by day is a part of the Pittsburgh Symphony) arranged Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” to be mashed up with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” in an instrumental version. It was so amazing I can’t even tell you. I had chills as I was coming down the grand staircase (and didn’t trip!) with both of my parents at my side. Matt came down the aisle with both of his parents as well, to the instrumental version of “Sweet Child of Mine”.
Newlywed Entrance: “It’s a Beautiful Life,” Ace of Base
First Dance: “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” REO Speedwagon
Father/Daughter Dance: “The Twist”
Mother/Daughter Dance: “More Today than Yesterday,” Spiral Staircase

Wedding Location: Pittsburgh, PA / Photographer: Caitlin Thomas / Event Coordination and Design: Missy Martz of Occasion Creation / Florist: Bride’s Aunt and Lea’s Floral Shop / Ceremony Venue: Allegheny County Courthouse / Reception Venue: Pittsburgh Opera / Wedding Dress: Calvin Klein evening gown via 6PM.com / Alterations: Alterations by Rina / Makeup: Beauty by Joy / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Mostly J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang for Men’s Wearhouse / Wedding Caterer: Yes We Cater / Wedding Cake and Cookies: Cathy Fitzgerald, bride’s mother / DJ: Big Day Entertainment / Officiant: The Honorable Hugh McGough

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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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Fort Mill Barn Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Emily Chidester

Much like the bride in today’s wedding, autumn is my all-time favorite season. There’s just something so romantic about it being just chilly enough to cuddle up, but not too freezing to find beautiful flowers and locations for incredible portraits. The bride, Caroline, shared this tidbit about her husband: “I never would’ve imagined that I would’ve ended up with someone like him, and he came out of nowhere, but he fit me perfectly.” How darling is that? Caroline, who owns Foxberry Farm, worked her magic with event design as you’ll see in the images here captured by Emily Chidester!

handdrawn wedding invitations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

From the bride, Caroline: I always wanted an autumn wedding, but with a very subtle color palette of mainly cream, hints of blush, frosted green, and, since it is fall, a heavy touch of gold. The venue we had envisioned (and did end up with) was a barn. I wanted a casual venue that I could glam up with personal touches instead of a stiff expensive atmosphere, and we found just that!

Fort Mill Barn wedding - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

pink bridesmaids dresses - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

pink bridesmaids dresses - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

unique wedding bouquets - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

groomsmen with tattoos - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

lush wedding bouquets - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding
Bouquet recipe: garden roses, persimmons, hydrangea, ranunculus, anemones, and dahlias

giant handwritten backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

script ceremony backdrops - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

I would describe the wedding as relaxed country (and vintage) glamour. I didn’t so much have a theme as much as I had a vision: big farm tables (which I succeeded in securing), lots of brass candle stick holders (achieved with months of thrifting), real china plates (again, thrifted), spectacular lighting, full table settings and decor, and good food. The DIY involved: floral arrangements were done by myself and the bridal party (including bridesmaids bouquets and men’s boutonnieres), all the endless thrifting, cutting the table runners, spray painting endless objects gold, chalkboards (hand written by the same girl that designed my invites: Evane Corder), my cake was made by one of my sister-in-laws, friends baked tarts, I hand painted the ceremony backdrop (it was one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite series: Anne of Green Gables), even the hair and make up was done by my sister-in-laws, and my sash was made by my godmother. I love that every part of my wedding had a very personal touch; it’s the only event where you can really fully express the depths of who you are, and we were surrounded by pieces that make up who we are individually and who we are as a couple.


bride during processional - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

handdrawn wedding programs - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

unique ceremony ideas - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

Two of my favorite moments were: walking down the aisle was so different from what I thought it would be. You wait to walk, and you wait to walk, and you keep waiting watching everyone go ahead of you while butterflies are rattling inside your stomach, but the second I was starting down the aisle and locked eyes with Samuel all I could feel was confidence and I felt comfortable, because I was walking towards the safest place I knew. And the second best moment was when we finally escaped and were in the car on the way to the hotel, because it finally set in that our future together was permanently in place and we could finally enjoy knowing that we get to be together from now till the end.

group bridal shot - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding
tilt shift portraits - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

groomsmen in gray vests - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

bouquet and decorations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

indoor reception lighting - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

autumn wedding ideas - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

fall wedding decorations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

reserved table sign - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t take your time of engagement for granted! We only had a little over 6 months, but it’s easy to keep putting off tasks for the first few months, and that definitely added to the stress! Engagement is such a short and sweet transitional period, it goes by extremely fast, and you’ll truly enjoy it more if you get a heads start on the planning and crafting.

fall wedding decorations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

fall wedding ideas - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

fall wedding decorations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

fall wedding decorations - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

giant wreath backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

honey wedding favors - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

honey wedding favors - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

wedding dessert ideas - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

unique wedding desserts - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding

newlyweds after reception - photo by Emily Chidester - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/fort-mill-barn-wedding


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Wedding Music:
One of our friends is a great DJ, and we just sent him a list of requests and gave him freedom to add or remove as he pleased! I think our only requirements were: 70s hits, Katy Perry, and Beyonce. The processional was great. We have friends that are in an amazing band called Jude Moses (you can find them on iTunes and Spotify), the frontman is a close friend and doubled as a groomsman. I asked him if he would write the music to the lyrics I had written, he agreed. The men walked out to beautiful improv, and then my bridesmaids, ring bearer, flower girl, and myself walked out to the song the band and I co-wrote. The recessional was a nice upbeat improv again, but I’ll never forget walking out to that song I had given words to – I’m hoping it’ll be recorded soon :)

Wedding Location: Fort Mill, SC / Photographer: Emily Chidester Photography / Second Shooter: Erica Serrano Photography / Event Planning, Design, and Flowers: Bride, Foxberry Farm / Bouquet: Philosophy Flowers / Day-Of Coordination: CeCe Hampton Wedding Planning & Design / Venue: The Dairy Barn / Ceremony and Reception Dress: BHLDN “Victoria’s Reign” and “Tea Rose Dress” / Wedding Veil: Melinda Rose Design / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles “Evelina” via Anthropologie / Headpiece: Sibo Designs / Hair: Leah Preslar / Makeup: Elizabeth Queener / Groom’s Jacket and Vest: Urban Outfitters / Wedding Caterer: Roots Catering / Wedding Cake: Jenae Crowell / Wedding Music: Jude Moses / DJ: Bruce Thomas / Rentals: Upper Barn and Foxberry Farm / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Evane Corder

Monochrome Phoenix Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Sometimes there’s just nothing like the calmness of a monochrome palette – and this wedding from Jason + Anna Photography proves that monochrome never has to equal boring in any way. Caitlin and Nic brought some glamour to their Arizona wedding with touches of beading and crystals, faux fur, and a touch of color in the paper goods.

monochrome phoenix wedding - photo by Jason and Anna Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-phoenix-wedding

From the designer, Rachel of Outstanding Occasions: From the very start, Caitlin and Nic knew they wanted their wedding day to be anything but ordinary, which is why they selected Scottsdale, Arizona for their destination wedding. The stunning Sanctuary Resort & Spa on Camelback Mountain set the stage for their modern romantic fete. To keep the wedding design modern and elegant, the couple choose a neutral color palette of white, ivory, and champagne with touches of color throughout their stationery.

white bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Jason and Anna Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-phoenix-wedding

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bridesmaids faux fur - photo by Jason and Anna Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-phoenix-wedding

viewfinder wedding invites - photo by Jason and Anna Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-phoenix-wedding

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To set the tone for their festive celebration, guests received hand illustrated wedding invitations along with a viewmaster featuring images of Caitlin and Nic throughout their courtship. The illustrated details carried over to the wedding day throughout their remaining stationery details. Their ceremony was initially planned for outdoors, but with the quick changing weather forecast it had to be moved inside, which resulted in a beautiful and intimate setting.

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guests entering receptions - photo by Jason and Anna Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-phoenix-wedding

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bride and groom - photo by Jason and Anna Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-phoenix-wedding

modern ballgown wedding dress - photo by Jason and Anna Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-phoenix-wedding

place card paper goods - photo by Jason and Anna Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-phoenix-wedding

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Once the ceremony had concluded, guests were welcomed to cocktail hour which stood atop Camelback Mountain and offered 180 degree views of the valley. Cocktail hour featured a more modern aesthetic with acrylic light up high boys and petite calla lilly arrangements. Once it was time for dinner, guests found their seating assignments by way of escort cards styled in the same fashion of viewmaster windows. The reception included a mix of round and long tables, dressed in luxe white linens with modern clear ghost chairs. The room was decorated with three different floral arrangements including tight white floral with dripping calla lilies, as well as two lounge vignettes featuring custom pillows with the bride and grooms initials. To tie the viewmaster invite in one last time, we had a custom designed photo booth backdrop with an illustrated Arizona desert landscape for guests to take photos in front of. At the end of the night, guests were sent home with a Cronut tucked inside a frosted white bag and closed with a custom sticker featuring the couples names and date.

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Wedding Location: Phoenix, AZ / Photographer: Jason + Anna Photography / Wedding Planning and Event Design: Outstanding Occasions / Florist: Lux Florist / Venue: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort / Hair: Ashley Nicole / Makeup: Erin Fink / Wedding Cake: Classic Cakes & Confections / Band: Tim Stop / Rentals: Cre8ive Event Rentals / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Photo Booth: The Hip Booth / Wedding Invitations, Programs, Menus, Escort Cards, Welcome Itinerary: MOK DUK by Anne Benjamin / Save the Dates, Photo Booth Backdrop, Departure Gifts Signage and Stickers: idieh design / Officiant: Mike Kennedy / Videographer: Serendipity Cinematography

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Caterina Jewelry

Caterina Jewelry is a luxury designer and manufacturer of silver charm jewelry based in Beverly Hills, California. The company creates one-of-a-kind jewelry that beautifully complements any outfit no matter the time, mood, or occasion, promising unmatched elegance, timeless sophistication, and a fun vibe. Exquisite, delicate, and unapologetically feminine, Caterina Jewelry’s pieces are made from .925 sterling silver and lovingly adorned with stunning gemstones that make even the most casual ensemble look a little more polished

CJ Bridal Minimalista Collection has been designed to honor the long-standing tradition of the bride gifting her bridesmaids. A reflection of the current minimalist modernist trend, the collection features stunning, fashionable jewelry that will delight the bridesmaids, nicely accenting their outfits while offering an enduring gift to cherish for a long time. The ideal favor for your special ladies, our jewelry is versatile and can be worn on numerous other occasions!

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Bohemian Luxe Winter Wedding

Wedding Design

A winter wedding inspiration shoot that’s equal parts glam, bohemian, and romantic is one that I simply can’t come across enough. Amy Nicole Photography, Kelly Dellinger Events, and Anne Whitson came together for this brilliant photo shoot with warm purple-pinks, gold, and plenty of bridal style.

vintage inspired bridal look photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

From the photographer, Amy Nicole Photography: I recently did this inspiration shoot with an amazing team of vendors in the area and they helped my vision come together perfectly! We wanted to create a winter inspiration shoot, but with a bohemian twist. Laura at Southern Events had the brilliant idea of braided table runners, which we thought was a beautiful touch.

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elegant tablescapes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

We envisioned a luxurious approach to winter 2013/2014, set in a French mansion-style atmosphere. Design was largely interior-inspired, featuring some stunning pieces of ornate furniture and a long tablescape with mixed metal candlesticks of varying heights. When we found Riverwood Mansion, it was just perfect for the shoot. We had envisioned a room with a baroque-style gold mirror, and when we first visited Riverwood, the mirror above the fireplace couldn’t have been more perfect. We also planned for understated floral design with full, open blooms in jewel-tone hues that provided a beautiful contrast against a champagne satin linen and braided table runners. We decided to go for a simply elegant place setting with mix-matched silverware and metal goblets to throw in an eclectic feel amongst the luxurious table setting. The bar vignette featured Gatsby-esque drinkware and a “naked” cake topped with pomegranate seeds.

beaded hair accessories photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

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purple place cards photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bridal tiaras photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bridal portrait photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

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candlestick centerpieces photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

purple place cards photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bohemian brides photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

Our bride donned a beautiful Sarah Seven gown along with a delicate veil. She traded in the veil after the ceremony for a dainty gilded Twigs & Honey headpiece — the perfect mix of bohemian and luxury. The bridesmaid also wore Sarah Seven and brought a little more glitz to the table.

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pomegranate wedding cakes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

calligraphy stationery photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

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Shoot Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Amy Nicole Photography / Event Planning and Styling: Kelly Dellinger Events / Floral Design: Anne Whitson / Venue: Riverwood Mansion / Dresses and Hairpieces: The Dress Theory (Sarah Seven + Claire Pettibone gowns, Twigs + Honey hairpiece) / Hair and Makeup: Brenna Mader / Linen, Flatware and Chair Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental / Vintage Rentals and Tableware: Feather Me This / Calligraphy and Paper Goods: Esque Script / Models: Lisa Wolfe and Jamie White

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

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

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Industrial San Francisco Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Christina McNeill

Ashley and Nic’s wedding is full of unexpected, outside-the-box twists of which we couldn’t help but take note. For example, Nic proposed to his girlfriend with a bracelet he handmade for her. Next up is their untraditional wedding venue, a photo studio tucked in the heart of San Francisco. Also, both the bride and groom are members of the Baha’i Faith, which has no ceremony traditions – so the couple had the freedom to tailor the ceremony exactly to their needs and desires. Christina McNeill and brownpaperdesign are just the very beginning of the talented team of vendors that brought this day together!

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From the bride, Ashley: In June of 2013 Nic and I traveled around Istanbul and Cappadocia, Turkey. After days in Istanbul, we went to beautiful Cappadocia, the home of amazing landscapes, cave homes and hundreds of years of mind-blowing history. One afternoon after a long day of touring, we decided to hike up to an accessible cave house on our own. While we were in awe of this historical cave (probably 200+ years old) I started to take a panoramic photo and as I turned around I see Nic on one knee holding a bracelet he hand made for me. He said “Let’s get married” and I said “Are you serious?” That month we were very seriously talking and praying about getting married so I wasn’t surprised that we’d be married within the year but was very surprised that Nic formally proposed.

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Bouquet recipe: My bouquet flowers were pink garden roses and for the reception Danielle from Brown Paper Design used dahlias, hydrangea, garden roses and lysmachia with pops of safflower and lupine.

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We knew we didn’t want a traditional venue so we looked around for photo studios and warehouses. Something that could be raw and cool and really work with lots of colors, when we saw DogPatch Studios we fell in love. For vendors we decided to go with who were thought had a similar aesthetic interests as us and then gave them basically all the reigns. We REALLY lucked out in finding like minded creatives and vendors who were, surprisingly, available for that weekend. Nic and I still dream about the food from Small Potatoes Catering (and grateful they worked so well with our budget and time frame). We first fell in love with our photographer, Christina McNeill’s editorial magic and then completely fell for her when we met up to tell her our story. She made us feel so comfortable, was a blast to work with and produced jaw dropping photos. We had Bicyclette do our cake which was delicious and they were a pleasure to work with. Our florist, Brown Paper Design was so awesome to take us on for their busy weekend. We gave them a few floral photos (non-specific at all) and said “we trust you.” After meeting with Danielle from Brown Paper Design, she took our personalities and tastes and created a colorful mod dream!

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The ceremony was the most important part of the wedding for Nic and I. We are both members of the Baha’i Faith which has no wedding ceremony traditions. As Baha’is we are only required to do 3 things: 1. Receive parental consent 2. Say this vow: “We will all, verily, abide by the Will of God” and 3. have 2 witnesses sign off on the wedding license. The beauty of this is deciding exactly how we wanted our ceremony to go! Our close friend and extremely talented artist, Kelsey Bulkin, sang a prayer for marriage then our other talented married friends Golriz and Devon Gundry sang a song on unity. Once our friends ended, Nic and I exchanged rings, said our Baha’i Vows, kissed and walked down the aisle. I have never felt so much love at one time. The Reception was a blast! The food was killer, the gold wall photo booth was a hit and the toasts were tear jerking. And despite what you might think, we broke it down on the dance floor even with a dry wedding! The following day we invited our friends to meet up for brunch at a local coffee shop and park in our neighborhood (and favorite part of town) Hayes Valley. This was the best way to get to continue the fun and spend time with our favorite group of people all in one place.

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I didn’t plan on getting a proper “wedding dress” considering my quick engagement, however I wanted to try some on for fun. I went by myself to a couple of boutiques and had a great time, but wasn’t impressed. I then tried on this Ulla Mijia and had the “dress moment” that I didn’t believe existed. Knowing that I needed it under 3 months, the sales consultant called the designer to make sure it could be made in time, normally they can, however the designer had run out of the lace which was produced in France and the mills had closed for the summer. So, I couldn’t get one in time, but the boutique offered to sell me the sample. I FaceTimed my family and everyone agreed, I needed to get it. THEN, the boutique pulled their offer to sell me the sample and I left empty handed. I was determined not to be brokenhearted, so I went to another dress shop thinking I now knew what I wanted in a dress and multiple dresses later, I was began to feel discouraged. My brother called to ask if I ended up getting the Ulla Mijia dress and I told him what happened. He then asked for the name of the designer, the dress, the size and the color. The next morning he called the designer and got a list of every retailer in the U.S. that carried that dress and proceeded down the line until The Ultimate Bride in Chicago agreed to sell him their sample dress. It arrived two days later on my doorstep, like a dream.


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Wedding Music:
Groom’s Processional: “Blood Fountain,” Horseback
Bride’s Processional: “2 Rights Make 1 Wrong,” Mogwai
First Dance: “True Love Ways,” Buddy Holly

Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Photographer: Christina McNeill / Florist: brownpaperdesign / Event Design: Bride, Ashley Ludwin / Venue: Dogpatch Studios / Wedding Dress: Ulla Maija “Simone” via Ultimate Bride / Veil: Custom Made by Wee Scotty / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Hair: Brian of Population Salon / Makeup: Drew Burch / Groom’s Suit, Shirt, Tie, and Shoes: Banana Republic / Wedding Caterer and Rentals: Small Potatoes Catering & Events / Wedding Cake Bicyclette / Lighting: Creative Lighting SF / Tassel Garlands: Confetti System / Wedding Stationery: Paper Source

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

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

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

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

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Romantic Brooklyn Winery Wedding

Romantic Weddings

I make little secret of my love for Brooklyn Winery, but after viewing these images from Clean Plate Pictures, can you really blame me? Not only does this romantic wedding have some stunning floral design and handmade escort cards, but it also boasts an anniversary cake for the bride’s parents!

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From the bride, Laura: We wanted our day to be very true to “us” — authentic to our everyday tastes. That meant keeping the overall vibe homey and comfortable, and the aesthetic an eclectic mix of vintage and modern touches. We wanted the interior to be warm and inviting with just an extra bit of sophistication for the big day. It also meant putting a huge emphasis on fun old-school music, amazing food, and plenty of wine!

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“Vintagey modern” and “sophisticated rustic” were terms we threw around and googled a lot. :) I didn’t want a set color scheme, but we stayed within the earthy tones inherent to the venue [lots of wood and greenery] with decor in a spectrum of pinks [light pink to hot pink to wine], plus gold and silver accents. The venue came with all vintage tableware that I loved, and I DIY’d all the place settings with vintage gold frames and silver trays unearthed in secondhand shops where my parents live in Florida. I also painted our escort cards with pink and purple water colors (thanks, Pinterest) and hand stamped our Save the Dates.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Set expectations up front! Make it clear who is responsible for doing what, and what you want help/input with. Also… be careful about asking for advice and opinions unless you really want them. People are happy to share, but you may find it is more stressful to open that door than just go with what feels right! Also, towards the end, take your families help and offload whatever you can — you’ll be glad you did.

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Wedding Music:
Parents’ Processional: “Love and Some Verses,” Iron and Wine
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “Forever,” Ben Harper
Bride’s Processional: “Overwhelmed,” Tim McMorris
First Dance: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” Frankie Valli

Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Clean Plate Pictures / Flowers: Sprout Home / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Brooklyn Winery / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone “Kristene” / Wedding Shoes: Valentino / Earrings and Handbag: Vintage / Hair and Makeup: Sissi Chan / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Tuxedo: J. Crew “Ludlow” / Wedding Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop / Music: The Remixologists / Officiant: Joanna Fernandes / Wedding Invitation Design: Bride and Groom / Invitation Printing: Village Invites / Videographer: Crown Street Productions

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Romantic Moscow Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Today’s wedding has all the makings of a super romantic day – shades of pink, endless cakes, tons of glitter, snowy weather, and sweet fuzzy bunnies. It doesn’t get much better than this! Olga and Sergey brought their dream wedding to life with the help of Sonya Khegay Photography, Ajur Wedding, and Latte Décor, all of whom did their part to make the big day a smash success.

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From the event designer, Latte Décor: The couple approached us in November 2012. From the first meeting it was clear what kind of delicate and touching feelings they have for each other. The ceremony itself Olga and Sergey planned for the beginning of spring. In Russia this period is not the most popular time of the year for a wedding, because the weather can be quite unpredictable – and one should not expect bright sun with the first leaves on the trees. Looking ahead, it is worth saying that it was exactly what happened on the day of the wedding – there was fabulous snowfall.

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While preparing, we decided we needed to dilute the cold landscapes with warm hues, bringing in an atmosphere of love and tenderness that comes from the couple in the winter wonderland. So we decided to use gold in the decoration and candles that always brings special magic and coziness. We wanted to make something special, but at the same time to maintain harmony with winter views, so we had the idea to bring cute and fluffy bunnies to the photo shoot and to “grow” green grass among white snowdrifts and snow-covered fir trees. Like an island of spring being a symbol of the emerging family.

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Wedding Location: Moscow, Russia / Photographer: Sonya Khegay Photography / Wedding Planner and Invitations: Ajur Wedding / Flowers and Event Design: Latte Décor / Wedding Venue: Mona Boutique Hotel / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Shoes: Christian Dior / Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. / Hair and Makeup: Olga Chursina / Wedding Cake: Odry Cake

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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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Pastel Slovak Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Peter & Veronika

This sweet wedding captured by Peter & Veronika Photography connected many dots on the map. The bride, from Slovakia; the groom, from Madasgascar. Their wedding story began in New York, where Neli said yes. From there, the wedding planning began back in her hometown. They took bits of inspiration from Paris, and the result is a sweet intimate wedding full of global touches.

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After seven years together, we decided to get married. Karim proposed to me on the boat in the middle of Central Park in New York, and one year later, we said our vows in Slovakia.

We decided to have hand-made “French romance wedding in the nature” and the result was fabulous. The main inspiration were pastel colours like mint, coral and yellow, the natural materials like wood, paper, jute and lace fabrics, lots of flowers and the sixties retro fashion. We created hand-made stationery, decorated the terrace and rustic restaurant with paper balloons, painted hearts, lace tablecloths and lots of ribbon on the chairs and wedding tables. Moreover I drew my tea length wedding dress and found a tailor who made them for me.

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The entire wedding was full of magic moments. Our families from Slovakia and Madagascar, our friends from France and other countries helped us to create lovely and cheerful atmosphere. The ceremony was very emotional thanks to our vows and Karim singing for me in front of everyone. People were crying and laughing at the same time. The rest of the day was full of surprises, like Karim’s sisters dancing on Bollywood song, the best men sharing funny video and bride’s maids preparing lovely games. In the end, we were happy to put so much time and creativity in preparing every small detail and choosing amazing local wedding suppliers. Together we created the wedding reflecting our personality, love and dreams that will stay forever in our most precious memories.

Photography: Peter & Veronika Photography / Wedding gown: Designed by the bride and created by ESTHER Studio / Bride’s headband: Valérie Valentine / Bride’s jewellery: Small Paris accessories shop / Groom’s tuxedo: Pietro Filipi / Groom’s bow tie: handmade / Groom’s shoes: Jaime Mascaró / DJ: Pali Katrinec / Wedding Video: Matej Jancar Videography / Wedding cake & Sweet’s Table: Tortick / Flowers & Bridal Bouquet: Flowers Barbora in Pezinok / Stationery & Decoration: hand-made by the bride, groom and friends / Wedding Location: Gaudium in Limbach

Atlanta Arts Center Wedding

Romantic Weddings

“Their wedding day was magical and held much significance to them — both sets of their parents got married on the exact same date — August 31st, 1974. Jessie and Zach had to choose August 31st as well!” When planner Kristine of Simply Charming Socials prefaced today’s wedding with this statement, we knew right away we were in for something pretty special – and the following images from Our Labor of Love by Heidi totally didn’t let us down.

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From the bride, Jessie: From the start of the planning process, we knew we wanted our wedding to blend both of our styles while remaining elegant and simple. Zach is a designer – he loves the industrial look of urban loft spaces; I love all things vintage and like the eclectic look of things that are purposely not too match-y, perfect, or overly-themed. We also wanted the wedding as a whole to feel warm, inviting, and intimate. Somehow we were able to pull it all of and all of the elements combined to create a wedding that felt very “us.” We loved every detail!

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The King Plow Arts Center (our venue) is very industrial/urban, but we brought in a lot of warmth, romance and softness with the lighting concepts and vintage-inspired, eclectic floral arrangements. We didn’t have a strict theme, but just stuck with a color palette of white, blush, cream, gold and champagne for all of our linens and florals. The floral arrangements also incorporated a lot of clear and mercury glass. We liked how these more romantic elements contrasted (yet somehow fit in perfectly) with the brick walls, concrete floors and overall industrial/urban vibe of the venue.

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We DIYed several things for our wedding including: the escort card display and the escort cards themselves, the cake topper, “Reserved” signs for the front row of ceremony seats, framed pictures of our parents on their wedding days (we all now share the anniversary of August 31st), table numbers, other small signage (including “if you Instagram” signs, etc)., and a friend our married us, so we helped him with the ceremony script. We also were also lucky to be involved in the creation of the paper goods; my sister’s boyfriend, Roy Fleeman, is an amazing graphic designer. He created our save-the-dates, invitations, and wedding programs. Roy is also a very talented screen-printer – he printed all of our wedding invitations by hand! It was fun to go over to his house and watch the process take place; we even got to pull a few screen prints ourselves!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Looking back on how we allotted our budget, we agreed that some of our best spent money was for our photographer and our wedding coordinator. We took a lot of time to pick a photographer whose style we loved – after everything is over, all you have are your memories and your pictures so the photography was very important to us. We were glad that we went with someone of high quality (Heidi from Our Labor of Love) and didn’t try to pinch any pennies there. She was amazing! I also don’t know what we would have done without our Wedding Coordinator, Kristine. She was technically a “Day of” Coordinator but she did so much in the weeks leading up to the wedding as well (contacting vendors, organizing logistics, etc.). She organized our ceremony, created our whole wedding timeline and kept us on schedule all night. Zach and I, and our family members, were able to relax and have fun all day while Kristine kept everything organized. It was such a good decision to hire her!

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Across the Universe,” The Beatles
Recessional: “One Love,” Bob Marley
First Dance: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
Father/Daughter Dance: “Angel Eyes,” Blue Grass Revival
Mother/Son Dance: “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” Stevie Wonder

Wedding Location: Atlanta, GA / Photographer: Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love by Heidi / Coordination: Simply Charming Socials / Floral Design and Decor: Bold American Events / Wedding Venue: King Plow Arts Center / Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal (sleeves added by bride) / Wedding Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Bride’s Veil: Vintage (Originally worn by the mother of the groom at her wedding in 1974) / Bracelet: J. Crew / Bride’s Earrings: EldorTinaJewelry / Bride’s Sash: eclu / Hair and Makeup: Raney O’Keefe / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN and Modcloth (“A Blush of Excitement” and “Feeding the Doves” dresses) / Groom’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang / Wedding Caterer and Cake: Bold American Events / Dessert: King of Pops / Ceremony Music: Lark Chamber Music / DJ: Amp’d Atlanta / Photo Booth: Robbie Dickherber / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Roy Fleeman / Signage: Rifle Paper Co. / Getaway Car: Classic Limousine Service

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Bulles de Joie

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

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

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

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

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New South Wales Party Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Lara Hotz

This wedding from Lara Hotz Photography may not be busting at the seams with details or a large guest list, but it’s still topped the list of one of my favorite weddings from this year. Perhaps it’s the eclectic choice in reception venue – the newlyweds took their party to a private Elvis Presley themed room of Surry Hill’s The Winery. Whatever it is, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll fall in love with it too!

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From the bride, Michelle: When we started planning our wedding we both had no idea what to do. The basic vision was the best party ever and everything feel into place around that. We just wanted our close friends in a good environment where everyone could let loose and have fun. We also didn’t want to spend a fortune so that encouraged us to think outside the box and not do things super traditional. The planning process was a chaotic journey filled with a lot of snap decisions that we’re thankful worked out in the end. We’re both terrible planners, who had no clue. We kept it simple and made quick decisions based on how we felt. If we liked it and both felt good about it then we went with it. We also tried to get friends involved as much as possible because they know what you like and they understand what you’re trying to say when you ramble random wedding gibberish at them. They’re also great at telling you when you’ve lost the plot.

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The wedding day was a giant blur of amazing moments. It went so fast and was a lot of fun. The one thing that really struck me about the day was how much we all laughed and joked around. Everyone was just having fun and hanging out. We had morning tea at our place before the ceremony so everyone could get ready together and relax before the chaos began. My best friend made scones and homemade raspberry jam which was out of this world. We ended up falling behind schedule to leave for the ceremony so everyone was scoffing cake and scones while they tried to get dressed. We also realised we had no confetti so we madly pulled the petals off bouquets we’d received from friends and family in the lead up to the wedding. Everyone was running around like crazy getting ready, destroying flowers and stuffing their face. It made everything hilarious and all the laughing really banished any nerves or stress. The rest of the day was spent in random locations around the inner city taking photos as we went along. It was nice to be spontaneous and go where inspiration struck on the day. We’re very thankful to our wonderful driver and photographer for stopping anywhere along the way and turning that into an amazing moment. The wedding day was us to a T, a disorganised chaos that came together at the last moment to be an amazing experience.

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Any advice for other couples planning their weddings now? Make gut decisions and go with what you want. Listen to other peoples advice but keep the day true to you. It’s your day so when you’re planning be true to your vision to make it a day you’ll love. Get a good photographer that matches your style. Pick a photographer because they capture photos that amaze and inspire you not because they’re cheap! At the end of the day the photos are all you really have left and a great photographer makes the whole day so much easier. Relax! It’s one day. If something goes wrong or doesn’t work out it’s not the end of the world. Just take a breath and laugh about it. You’ll feel a lot better if you just roll with it. Don’t waste your day stressing because it will be over before you know it. Have fun! P.S Don’t decide to get your dress made from scratch when your heart is set on a fabric you saw two years ago that you now can’t find anywhere. It’s a headache worth avoiding unless you have divine sight and know beforehand that you will chance upon the exact fabric on Etsy!

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Wedding Music:
We didn’t have set songs for certain moments just a big party playlist and that suited the kind of wedding we wanted. Luke and I have very different taste in music so we had some friends help us to make a giant playlist full of all our favourites. We had a little bit of everything… Default – Django Django, Elephant – Tame Impala, Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield, Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar, Future Starts Slow – The Kills, I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston, Down in Mexico – The Coasters, Kickstart my Heart – Motley Crue and a smattering of Elvis since we were in the Gracelands Room at The Winery.
We didn’t have a first dance at the reception because Luke hates being the centre of attention. Instead we waited till the end of the night till it was just us in our living room with “I’m On Fire” by Bruce Springfield.

Wedding Location: New South Wales, Australia / Photographer: Lara Hotz Photography / Florist: Sami Sweeting / Venue: Gracelands Private Dining Room, The Winery / Wedding Dress Designer: Sandie Bizy / Wedding Shoes: Topshop / Jewellery and Accessories: vintage clutch, necklace borrowed from a friend, antique sapphire ring from my sister for something blue / Groom’s Attire: Montagio Custom Tailoring Sydney / Wedding Rings: Victoria & Albert Antiques / Celebrant: NSW Registry / Entertainment: spotify and an iPod / Wedding Invitations: Georgia Hill / Car Hire: Kombi Style

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Home Sweet Flowers

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

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

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Nature Inspired Autumn Wedding

Wedding Design

I’m absolutely beside myself to share with you this styled wedding I recently cooked up. I wanted to create a shoot that focused on the more romantic side of autumn, with decayed walls and intricate textiles thrown in for some added visual interest. Jenna Trapasso Thomas of Red, White & Green Photography and McKinna Hahn of House of Ceremony jumped on board to round out my vision, and the sixth floor of Piedmont Renaissance Center was the ideal spot for a shoot.

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My main inspiration point was textiles, with some metallic and deep amethyst thrown in. I love the pizazz that gold brings, but I wanted to focus more on gold’s warmer sister, copper, to give things a fresher look. I knew I wanted the tablescape to be full of natural elements, so I used greenery with some lesser-used flowers and petite pumpkins to create the base. Most challenging was the ceremony backdrop, which took quite a few late nights watching The Cosby Show, gluing down rolled yarn, and making dip-dyed tassels. In the end, it turned out to be my favorite piece.

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The shoot wouldn’t be complete without the incredible Lulu gown from BHLDN. It was the perfect amount of glamor to escalate the feel of the shoot, and the headpiece + bouquet made by McKinna of House of Ceremony (who doubled as our model) brought it to the next level. We were even able to use one of her vintage gowns for some added romance! Jamie of Julia’s Poppies Design took care of the invitation suite, which was the ideal match for the shoot aesthetic and dark romantic vibe. Everyone brought their A game to the table for a shoot that was completed in record time, and I’m forever indebted to them.

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Shoot Location: Concord and Charlotte, NC / Photographer: Red, White & Green Photography / Design, Styling, Backdrops, Wedding Cake, Tablescape, and Paper Goods: Ashley Hayward / Event Venue: Carol Salloum of Piedmont Renaissance Center / Wedding Dresses: BHLDN “Lulu” gown and House of Ceremony / White Coat, Headpiece, and Bouquet: House of Ceremony / Model: McKinna Hahn / Shoes: Joan & David / Dinnerware and Vases: Anthropologie / Napkins: West Elm / Gold Table and Candle Holder: Target / Wedding Invitation Suite: Julia’s Poppies Design

Elegant Brooklyn Winery Wedding

Elegant Weddings

When it comes to stylish wedding venues, Brooklyn is in no short supply. Just take a look at one of our favorite locations, Brooklyn Winery. Tiffany and Matt chose the winery for their very own nuptials, along with Chellise Michael with photography duties and Sprout Home for some seriously fresh floral arrangements. There’s much to love here, so let’s get started!

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From the bride, Tiffany: Our goal was to create a genuine and authentic experience that our guests would truly love, while still reflecting our tastes throughout. We immediately loved the space of the Brooklyn Winery, with its rustic charm and great character, and used it as a guide for the rest of our planning. Wine service before the ceremony and family-style dining were perfect for our vision of a casual and welcoming night for our guests. From there, other choices like a live vintage jazz band, and unstructured floral arrangements came naturally with the feeling we were trying to capture.

 

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After months of hard work and careful planning – with the occasional stress and panic along the way – it was exhilarating to see everything come together seamlessly before all our friends and family. Emotions soared throughout, but in the end there was a great sense of pride and accomplishment in sharing the carefully constructed celebration with everyone important to us. Bringing the families together to see us loudly and formally declare our love was an incredible night, one that we will reflect on fondly for the rest of our lives together.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t let traditions dictate what you want! Be creative, and most importantly, be yourselves.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power
Bride’s Processional: “Nearness of You,” Norah Jones
Recessional: “All of Me”

Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Chellise Michael Photography / Flowers: Sprout Home / Venue: Brooklyn Winery / Wedding Dress: Love, Yu / Groom’s Suit: Bindle & Keep / Rings: Ken and Dana Design / Wedding Cake: Nine Cakes / Wedding Band: Lapis Luna / Wedding Favors: Whimsy & Spice / Wedding Invitations: Beacon Lane

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The Blooming Bride

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

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

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Confetti Filled California Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Sarah Maren

Every now and again we get a wedding that reminds us of the ultimate dance party. Just one glance at these images from Sarah Maren Photographers, and you know you’re looking at a group who loves to have fun, and it’s no question that Summer and Greg brought buckets of that fun to their own wedding day.

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From the bride, Summer: My vision for the wedding was something colorful, comfortable, and FUN! I’m not a terribly artistic or creative person, so my wedding planner took my general ideas, and created the wedding of my dreams! Something fun that we incorporated, which I first experienced at my brother’s Peruvian wedding, was the Hora Loca, a South American tradition. When the party feels like it’s winding down, out come balloons and all kinds of props for people to have fun with. It was a blast!

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My wedding was soft, colorful, and personal. The color theme that we started with was a dark teal, mustard yellow, and a reddish-orange. Some accent colors were added along the way, as well. Almost the entire wedding was DIY! My mother and her best friend, my wedding planner, really put their heart and soul into creating my wedding from scratch, making nearly every detail by hand. The end result was something deeply personal and exactly us.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Pick your battles! Some things we ended up just letting go, while others we really had to stand our ground on. The day of the wedding, RELAX!! Enjoy your friends and family, and the whole process. If something goes wrong, chances are no one will even know what they’re missing! The guests won’t know if the flowers aren’t exactly what you wanted, or if the cake is the wrong flavor. Just go with it and enjoy your day.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Only Fools Rush In,” Ingrid Michaelson
Bridal Processional: “Forever,” Ben Harper
Recessional: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
First Dance: “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding
Father/Daughter Dance: “Forever and Ever, Amen,” George Strait
Mother/Son Dance: “Chico Avila,” Mae

Wedding Location: Nevada City, CA / Photographer: Sarah Maren Photographers / Wedding Planner and Florist: Donna Organ / Wedding Venue: Miners Foundry Cultural Center / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero via Trudy’s Brides / Wedding Shoes: TOMS / Makeup: Hello Glam / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Donna Morgan via Nordstrom / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Shirts: Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Pants: Dockers / Wedding Caterer: Emily’s Catering and Cakes / Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes / DJ: DJ Jazcat

Seattle Ballroom Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Andria Lindquist

Editing down the number of images for today’s wedding was no small task, let me tell you. Every single image from Andria Lindquist is such a beautiful sight to see! Blakeley and Matt married in Seattle’s The Arctic Club, which is a showstopper of a venue if I’ve ever seen one. Just wait until you see the ballroom for their reception space!

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From the bride, Blakely: My inspiration was from my love and appreciation of classy, regal, timeless elegance of the 1920’s. However, I wanted to spice it up with the excitement of glamorous sequins and beading, giving the regal theme some personality and fun.

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My favorite moment of the entire day was peaking into the ceremony room with my future husband once it had been completely finished. We were both completely awe struck and overtook with tears. We couldn’t speak; we just looked at each other with our hearts full and soaking wet faces.

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Any advice to future brides planning their weddings now? Whenever a decision comes up, just go with your gut feeling and then stick with it and feel great about it. It’s not about how others would do it, or what other people think, it’s YOUR day and YOU should enjoy it. I believe most of the reason I enjoyed the process so much was because I was excited about each decision I made, and then I stuck with it so my stress level was usually low.

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Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Andria Lindquist / Second Shooter: Phil Chester / Floral Design: Stacy Anderson / Event Coordinator: Stephanie Solomon Event Planning
/ Wedding Venue and Caterer: The Arctic Club / Wedding Dresses: Sarah Seven via The Dress Theory / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom / Groom’s Attire: Wall Street Custom Clothiers / Wedding Cakes: New Renaissance and Simply Desserts Seattle / DJ: YourSongDJ / Linen: La Tavola Linen

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Redfield Photography

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

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

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Botanical New York Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Tammy Swales

What could be dreamier than bringing an enchanted forest wedding indoors? Alexandra and Scott’s wedding was a bit Marie Antoinette, a bit The Secret Garden, and a whole lot of glam — as you can see here in the images from Tammy Swales Photography. Seriously, how incredible are the hanging branch centerpieces?


Botanical New York Wedding // photo by Tammy Swales

From the bride, Alexandra: We wanted our wedding style and feel to be a culmination of the two of us. I am a girly girl and Scott is a guy’s guy! In my head, I kept thinking of the scene from
Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette,” when they have a fancy dinner party outside… sort of Marie Antoinette fancy but when she gets into reading Rousseau… a bit more natural. Scott and I have always had the “I love you more” teasing argument, which included a love of the phrase, “I love you to the moon and back” and our own adaption “I love you line” (because it doesn’t end, get it?!). A lot of our decor and stationery revolved around the moon and stars, and an evening under the stars! We both have large families who we are very close with. We wanted to incorporate that too, and did so by highlighting all the past weddings in the cocktail tent! My grandmother was my honorary matron of honor, and it is her engagement ring that I wear!

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As far as our color scheme, we used a lot of pale blues, and tried to design the invitations as though you were looking at a night sky. In the reception tent, we wanted things to feel airy and ethereal, so we used lots of light colors, mixed with naturals, like beige and the green from all of the moss (we couldn’t get enough moss). There were tons of DIY projects! Not that we didn’t also have tons of help! Pretty much anything that was paper I designed and either printed from home or had professionally done. Our family and friends all joined in to tie ribbons, cut paper, and glues things together. Of course, we had help with assembly and organization from our wedding planner and her team as well! When it came to the big stuff, we left it to the professionals. For the crystals over the dance floor, the tablescapes, and the installment over the bar, I would draw detailed sketches and work with them to adapt what they could do with what we came up with. So much work went into everything, and we were lucky in that our very supportive family and friends were there to help us out with all the crazy projects we came up with. A special shout out to my mother, who deserves a great big medal for all of her hard work!

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Forest Chic Wedding // photo by Tammy Swales
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It’s hard to pick out favorite memories, as when I think about our wedding day, the whole thing quickly plays through my mind like a mini movie. Starting immediately after, I would make Scott sit there and replay things over and over from the beginning to end, because I was afraid of losing any of the details! It really truly was the best day of my life, and I think just waking up that morning and knowing it was a day I had been thinking about for years and years was a really cool experience. You plan the most specific details, and you daydream, but you don’t really know what its going to be like until it happens! That, for me, was extra exciting. And of course, seeing that handsome guy at the end of the aisle. A tux suits him well.


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Forest Chic Wedding // photo by Tammy Swales

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What advice do you have for brides planning their weddings? Write your thank you notes immediately after the wedding. We are still (shamefully) writing ours… Accept the fact that some things aren’t going to go as planned. I didn’t like hearing this… but it’s true! ABSORB EVERYTHING. Take moments when you can and take everything in! It goes by so quickly! EAT. One of my favorite things was our hors d’oeuvres, and we were still taking pictures during cocktail hour, then trying to make a few rounds. I asked to have a plate of my favorites set at the head table, and I couldn’t be more thankful. Lastly, Pick three things that you couldn’t live without on your wedding day (aside from the essentials like love, and your fiance, and family)… Our wedding planner had us do this and it really helped! For a while we were all over the place with figuring out the style, but focusing and narrowing down choices got the ball rolling. You can’t do EVERYTHING you see on pinterest… though it is tempting.

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Wedding Music:
Pre-Ceremony: “Forever,” Ben Harper (My voice coach here transposed this one for us! It was our song from college, and we wanted to incorporate it somewhere)
Processional: “Seven Years,” Norah Jones
Bride’s Processional: “Moon River”
First Dance: “It Had to Be You”
Father/Daughter Dance: “You Never Can Tell,” Chuck Berry
Mother/Son Dance: “Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

Wedding Location: Rochester, NY / Photographer: Tammy Swales Photography / Ceremony Venue: St. Louis Catholic Church / Reception Venue: Private Residence / Event Planner and Linens: Chantiza Stern of Table Toppers of Rochester / Floral Design: Wisteria Flowers and Gifts / Event Styling: Bride / Wedding Dress: Reem Acra / Wedding Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Earrings: Elizabeth Cole Jewelry / Garter: BHLDN / Hair: Sherry Brown of Shear Hair Etc. Design Studio / Makeup: Joan Lincoln / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang / Wedding Caterer: Joe Prattico / Wedding Cake: Premier Pastry / Pies: Monica’s Pies / Pastries: Cafe Caruso / Wedding Music: Nik and the Nice Guys / Party Rentals: Hank Parker Party and Tent Rentals / Vintage Dishes: Petunia Rose / Lighting: Ed Hufsmith of High Wire Lighting / House Lighting: Ken Estes with Estes Country Gardens & Design / Additional Landscaping: Blackwood Management / Videographer: Brian Swereda of Video Tech Productions / Wedding Invitations: Bride

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[seven-degrees]

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

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Handcrafted Retro Canadian Wedding

DIY Weddings

This wedding captured by Shari + Mike Photographers is everything. The vibrancy is felt from the pops of color to the energy from guests, bridal party and the bride and groom themselves. Andrea and Kane handmade their wedding with lots of personal touches with the help of family and friends. There’s so much to see, so let’s jump to it:

Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike

From the bride, Andrea: Our wedding was truly a one of a kind magical fun loving day! Working with a small budget, along with the help from our friends and family, we created our big day reflecting to our personalities and all our loves!


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Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike

Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike

Any advice for other brides planning their weddings now? If you are having a mainly DIY wedding, ask for help from friends and family. They are going to be more then willing to help and it will keep your stress level to a minimum. We definitely couldn’t have done it on our own and were so thankful for all the help we received! Have a day-of wedding planner. We planned, designed and executed our wedding without hiring a wedding planner which was so fun because I really enjoy planning events and I am a designer in my day job, so it was a natural role for me to play. Saying that, we both wish we hired a day of coordinator to manage the day of needs/issues. You want your family and friends to enjoy that day for themselves and you don’t want to have to worry about everything on the day of your wedding.

Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike
Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike

We basically had everything go off without a hitch that day, but there came times that we were on the phone managing a couple small crisis. For example when our 1952 Cadillac overheated while we were getting photos taken and we were a bit late arriving for dinner, it would have been nice to have someone else notify the caterer and manage the guests already at the cocktail hour. It did turn out to be a funny story to tell afterwards and resulted in an even better entrance to the reception, which goes to show everything won’t go as planned but just roll with it. It is one of the biggest days in your life and when you are in the moment you won’t even notice.

Alberta Canada Wedding // photo by Shari+Mike


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Wedding Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada / Photographer: Shari + Mike Photographers / Flowers: Fresh / Event Design: Bride / Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick’s Church / Reception Venue: Medalta Potteries / Wedding Dress: Martina Liana via Blush / Hair Accessory and Veil: Blush / Bridesmaids’ Hair Pieces: WCObyNancy / Wedding Cakes: Tara Lam / Madlibs: My August Press / Vintage Umbrella Rentals: Bella Umbrella / Wedding Invitation Design: Bride

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Intimate Portland Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Geneoh

Any time a wedding from Gene Pease lands in our inbox, we know we’re in for quite the treat. Emma and Mike’s wedding is one of the sweetest we’ve seen so far — it was so touching to see all the surprises Emma had in store for Mike throughout the wedding day, like passing around his most loved dessert during the reception and walking down the aisle to his favorite song!

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From the bride, Emma: Overall, we just really wanted it to feel comfortable and relaxed. We stuck to things we naturally gravitated towards and things that reflected what we like–using antique books and scrabble tiles in our table settings, embracing non-traditional programs and choosing our (okay, my) favorite flowers. We wanted it to feel soft and romantic, but didn’t want to limit ourselves to only a few select colors. The main colors were gray and navy blue, accented with green, soft yellow, cream and soft pink.

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One DIY project I took on was making confetti to put into little envelopes onto the back of our programs for people to toss as we walked down the aisle post-vows. I found the idea on Pinterest and went to Home Depot to get dozens of paint samples in a variety of colors I liked. I bought some hole punches in various sizes and then went to town! It was an easy project to do while watching TV. The other main DIY thing we did was work with my little brother who is an extremely talented graphic designer to create most of our wedding stationary. He did a fantastic job and was able to create exactly what we wanted! After he created the design files, we found this awesome site, Catprint.com that does quality printing very affordably! They also send you a physical proof before you submit your final print order, so you know exactly what it will look and feel like before making that massive print order!

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One of my favorite moments was right after we said our vows, we went off by ourselves for a few minutes before we took group pictures to just reflect on that fact that, hey, we just got married! This was advice from our dear friend and Mike’s long-time mentor Ryan Blanck who got ordained so he could marry us. I would share this advice with any and everyone! Most of the wedding my husband Mike and I planned together, but I wanted to save a few surprises for him on the wedding day. One of those had to do with our wedding cake. When he cut into our cake and saw that it was Funfetti (his favorite flavor) the look on his face was priceless! I also surprised him with a late night snack of warm chocolate chip cookies and mini glasses of milk for everyone–that’s his favorite dessert of all time!

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What advice do you have, if any, for brides planning their wedding day now? Remember what’s important! Weddings can make people go a special kind of crazy, so try to stay grounded and remember why you’re doing this: to share your love and commitment with all your friends and family. Your floral arrangements and the passed appetizers don’t mean a thing if you lose sight of that. Also, on a practical level, ask for help! When people offer to help you, they generally mean it. Being as prepared and relaxed as possible is so important when juggling all the responsibilities of being a bride leading up to the wedding, but when the big day comes, a Day-Of Coordinator will be the best money you spend–I promise! I am an organized, borderline-Type A person, and I was so grateful to leave any mishaps or questions to someone else for the day!

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Fix You,” Coldplay
First Dance: “When She Comes Around,” Ben Rector

Wedding Location: Portland, OR / Photographer: Geneoh / Wedding Venue: West End Theater / Floral Design and Candy Bar: Punch Floral / Wedding Dress: Dessy Destination / Veil and Alterations: Vicki Nelson / Hair: Perry Jackman / Make-up: Katie York / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Caterer: Premiere Catering / Baker: Le Cookie Monkey / Day Of Coordination: Your Perfect Bridesmaid / Ceremony Music: Collage Trio / Save the Dates/Programs/Escort Cards: Jonathan Rush / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Videographer: Lance Watts

Rustic Missouri Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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This vintage wedding photographed by Lisa Dolan has just the right balance of casual and glam. Pops of peach were mixed with black and gold to create a unique color palette throughout the ceremony and reception spaces. I must say, Converse and fur have never looked so good together!

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From the bride: Sam and I had been together for almost six years and were more in love than ever when he proposed. Wedding planning commenced immediately, it was exciting, but it was definitely an exercise in decision making and editing, to say the least. I had just started Mint Design, my own wedding and event styling business, so our wedding was the perfect opportunity to showcase my ideas.

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The guys wore a perfect vintage-but-not-too-vintage look that was still casual, thanks to their classic Converse Jack Purcell sneaks. The ladies all looked so soft and pretty in their ivory bridesmaid dresses and gold jewelry. It was absolutely freezing the day of the wedding, so their colorful cardigans contributed some bright and cheery pops of color.

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Both Sam and I are interested in a variety of styles, so the aesthetic of our wedding was rather difficult to nail down. We were married at Quail Ridge Lodge, in the small town in which I grew up. It is a gorgeous A-frame log cabin with pine- clad walls, windows, and natural light.

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We wanted our wedding to be a little bit of a mix – a little bit rustic, a little bit vintage. Our colors were ivory, black and gold, with pops of peach. Just about every aspect of the wedding was handmade by myself, Sam, and my wonderful friends and family.

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I loved designing everything for the wedding – from the entire paper suite to the table runners, the backdrops, the boutonnieres, and so on. One of my favorite projects was designing a custom plaid pattern using some of the wedding colors and having a custom fabric printed by Spoonflower, then making the bow ties myself.

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Our wedding day was perfect – it was a gorgeous day full of love, laughter, family, and friends. A few days later we left on our honeymoon to Thailand and the Philippines, where we spent a few weeks with Sam’s amazing family. My advice to brides who are planning their wedding is to get things done as early as you can.

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Wedding Music:
Processional Song: “Hoppìpolla,” by Sigur Ròs
Recessional Song: “Home,” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: “Forever and Ever Amen,” covered by The Avett Brothers
Father/Daughter Dance: “Daddy’s Hands,” by Holly Dunn

Location: O’Fallon, MO / Photographer: Lisa Dolan Photography / Wedding Planning, Invitations, and Fashion Accessories: Mint Wedding & Event Styling / Wedding Flowers: Troy Flower Shop / Wedding Dress and Veil: White Traditions Bridal House / Bride’s Shoes: ASOS / Bride’s Necklace: J. Crew / Bride’s Belt: BHLDN / Makeup: Adrienne Sandusky / Hair: Denise Saral / Groom and Groomsmen’s Outfits: Express / Wedding Cake: Susie G’s

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Bulles de Joie

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

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

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

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

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Handcrafted Pink Georgia Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Krista Turner

When I first read that bride Amanda planned her wedding in one week, I had to go back and read it a few more times — and I can still hardly believe it! Her beautiful vision was brought to life with the help of Dawn of Yellow and Krista Turner Photography, and featured a healthy dose of hot pink, white, and grey with wooden accents thrown in.

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From the bride, Amanda: I love the urban feel, and even more so, I enjoy seeing everyday materials used in clever ways: sort of like Anthropologie in wedding form. That’s why I chose Dawn Verhey, of Yellow. She is an “everyday resources” genius.

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The color scheme was hot pink, white and grey, against a raw wood medium. Dawn, of Yellow, designed and built [with her husband], simple, clean and affordable pieces for the wedding: benches, aisle runners and a pergola. She made the majority of the props for the wedding, as well as crafting several pieces of custom wall art, that we are keeping for memory’s sake.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? If you are thinking of having a simply designed, clever, unforgettable intimate wedding, call Dawn Verhey, of Yellow. She made my dreams come true.

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From the photographer, Krista Turner: This sweet wedding at home was a beautiful reminder that a marriage should begin at its roots- and what better way to manifest that idea than to literally get married in your own home. Dawn Verhey of Yellow styled the entire day in lovely hot pinks, greys, and wood grain, and it came together flawlessly. I especially loved their guest book: an old typewriter where friends and family typed love notes to the couple. And the most amazing thing about this wedding? It was ALL planned in less than a week. (Yes, really.)

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Dream,” Priscilla Ahn
Recessional: “Home,” Phillip Phillips

Wedding Location: Atlanta, GA / Photographer: Krista Turner Photography / Event Design and Floral: Yellow Reformation / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Dress and Accessories: J. Crew / Wedding Shoes: Dillards / Hair and Makeup: Promise Enlow / Mens’ Attire: Nordstroms / Wedding Caterer: Whole Foods / Wedding Cake: Promise Enlow / Wedding Invitations: Paperless Post

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Woodsy Colorado Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

We Are the Parsons

As soon as we heard that bride Becca was inspired to have her wedding dress designed after the very gown showcased in this shoot from Alea Lovely, we knew we had to share it with you all! With her own brother making up one half of the talented photography duo We Are the Parsons, it was a no-brainer who would capture her wedding day to groom Michael. Read on for some inspiring words and dazzling images:

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From the bride, Becca: Because we live in Colorado and had a winter wedding, we wanted to include a lot of elements from nature, but to bring those elements indoors due to the unpredictable weather. Both of us wanted the atmosphere to be as comfortable and down-to-earth as possible, while still being a most special and unique day in our lives.


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From day one, we insisted that our wedding day be very ‘us’. As a result, there were a lot of wedding traditions that we chose to forgo, simply because we didn’t want to include things that weren’t of genuine personal meaning to us; however, our goal was still to maintain a reverent, profound, and authentic event as we made this huge commitment to one another.


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I’d describe our wedding as whimsical, rustic, warm, natural, collaborative, and full of juxtapositions! (i.e. burlap meets lace, tulle ball-gown meets hiking trails/sticks/bushes/snowy fields, tulle ball-gown meets our Lab mix Gabe, nature meets indoor venue, etc.) Our color palette was full of earth tones, which included greens, browns, champagne, gold, and dusty pink. I liked the way things were soft and blended as opposed to appearing stark or frigid.


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Our budget was modest and our engagement was only four months long, so just about everything decorative was a DIY project. This includes the bouquets, which were assembled by bridesmaids and the boutonnieres that were made by Michaels mom and consisted of burlap, buttons, and feathers, all bought at a craft store. The ceremony backdrop frame was constructed from PVC pipe in my old living room with the ribbon and fabric strips each having casings sewn in by my mom and sister. I collected burlap, pinecones, log pieces, sticks, candles, and greenery over the course of our engagement for the table decorations, and the amazingly awesome programs were designed by my best friend and printed at home. We chose to add supplemental lighting for the ceremony from candles and paper lanterns and Christmas lights. All of these projects were spearheaded by us and our family and friends (who all are saints, by the way.) Some of the projects, particularly the gold-dipped, individually-tied feathers, were rather comically tedious to work on; but, in the end, everything meant a lot more to us because of how hard we worked to pull it all off! Our fingerprints were all over our wedding. Plus, it saved us a bunch of money in the long run.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? First and foremost, remember that the ultimate outcome of planning a wedding is that you get to marry your best friend and spend the rest of your life with that person, regardless of how the details of your wedding play out! But, in the meantime, have fun with each step of the way. Be respectful with ideas and suggestions that come from other people, but make the decisions that will ultimately mean the most to you. Try to keep a good sense of humor about things. Plans can and will go ‘wrong’, but most guests will never even know. And, when people offer to help you with projects, accept their help!


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “January Wedding” The Avett Brothers
Recessional: “Helicopter,” Branches
During the ceremony/cord tying: “You Won’t Relent,” Jesus Culture
First Dance: “Hazy,” Rosi Golan and William Fitzsimmons
Dad/Daughter Dance: “You’ll Be In My Heart,” Phil Collins
Mother/Son Dance: “Tears,” by Rush

Wedding Location: Greeley, CO / Photographer: We Are the Parsons / Wedding Venue: Zoe’s Café / Bouquets: Bride and friends / Wedding Dress and Veil: Janay Andrews / Hair and Makeup: Bride’s friends / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: H&M / Ceremony Musicians: Annie and Sarah Parsons, Travis Thompson, and Paul Beveridge of Paul Beveridge and Company / Wedding Caterer: Benny’s Kitchen / Desserts: Friends and Family / Wedding Invitations: Video invite by Bride and Groom

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Event Studio

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

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

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Alabama Art Museum Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Today’s ever-so-sweet wedding comes from Simply Bloom Photography, who photographed Amy and Jaime as they exchanged vows and celebrated with their dearest family and friends. For their reception, they enjoyed the expanse of a vast white art gallery space, which they filled with vases set on vintage china plates.

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From the bride, Amy: Jaime and I wanted our wedding to be warm and inviting. I loved the look of vintage and rustic accents, but had to keep in mind our venue – an art museum. We tried to incorporate elements that we loved that also complemented the space.


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I wanted a color palette of “blushes” and being from the south, lines from Steel Magnolias kept working their way into planning conversations. Nevertheless, I gravitated toward the warm pastels, burlap accents, and vintage pieces like the old colored glass bottles that Jaime and I collected before the wedding. We both wanted something that looked pulled together without looking fussy. The weather was unseasonably mild and guests were able to step out onto the terrace to enjoy a spectacular southern sunset. Tea lights in mercury votives and antique chandeliers hanging around the room made the space glow once the sun went down. Latin favorites from the DJ kept the dance floor lively.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Be open-minded. Budgets, weather, details, etc. don’t always go as planned and surprises may come up that require you to go to plan B. In the end, your wedding day will be a celebration with your new husband, your family, and your friends. It won’t matter that the peonies you wanted aren’t in season.


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Canon in D
Recessional: The Wedding March
Mother/Bride Dance: “My Girl” by the Temptations
Mother/Groom Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
First Dance: “Someone Like You,” Van Morrison

Wedding Location: Huntsville, AL / Photographer: Simply Bloom Photography / Event Planning: Willow Event Productions / Wedding Venue: Huntsville Museum of Art / Wedding Flowers: In Bloom / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander “8483” via The Something Blue Shop, Hartselle, AL / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup: Terrame Day Spa and Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses and Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer: Cyn Shea’s / Wedding Cake: Rae’s Creative Cakes / Ceremony Music: Blossomwood Strings / DJ: Citybeatz DJ Services / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Enchanted Forest Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Emily Steffen

“Enchanted forest” — whenever I hear those two words together, my heart starts beating a little bit faster. So naturally, when I saw this styled shoot from Johnny and Dottie and Emily Steffen Photography, I just knew I had to share it! How incredible is the idea of having your reception table (or even just a dessert table) covered in lush greenery?

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From Lisa of Johnny and Dottie:Immediately I started to design the construction of the linen. I started with a base of chocolate satin linen. To keep with the design, I opted to use a loose weave burlap and individually pin plumosa fern layer by layer. By the time the linen was completely constructed, I had used over 300 stems of plumosa fern! I wanted the table to have texture and to really be the focal point of the tablescape. We accented this with vintage containers and chalices filled with spray roses, garden roses, ranunculus, freesia, and to add a dollop of colour I added blue hyacinth in silver mercury cylinder vases and accented all of this with mismatched glasses filled with candle votives. The simple dinnerware was wrapped in satin toffee coloured napkins and matched with vintage champagne glasses and gold flatware.


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The cake table was designed with a very simple vintage pilsner glass filled with ginestra, which also accented the wedding cake made of buttercream. We also accented the table with hand stamped forks and cushioned hearts and darts (how can you not love that this time of year?!).


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Stationery suites were a labor of love from Dena Swenson Design. From the textured paper (hand antiqued by Dena!) to the crimson ribbon accent, no detail was missed in complementing the overall design concept. For the bridal, we wanted to create a very dreamy, yet deco feel to her look. Hair and makeup, while soft, gave clear definition to her strong features and the hair (omgoodness the hair!) rolled and coiffed was the perfect accent to the Anne Barge gown. The gown itself was a dream of tulle, lace, and one amazing satin sash. We dressed the Groom in wool pants, dapper suspenders, and a bow tie made by Emily Steffen herself (camera and textile skills that girl has!).


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And… the bouquet. Almost a midsummer’s night dream by itself, it complimented not only the bride but the entire design itself. A mixture of burgundy ranunculus, antique spray roses, freesia, ivory garden roses, and subtle hints of green hydrangea in a pillow of plumosa fern… it all was so beautiful it truly did seem like a dream!


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Shoot Location: Minneapolis, MN / Photographer: Emily Steffen Photography / Planning and Design: Johnny and Dottie / Shoot Venue: Minneapolis Photo Center / Flowers: Johnny and Dottie / Dress: Anne Barge gown from Bridal Accents Couture / Hair: Aubrey from Swept Up / Makeup: Ashley from Unveil Lovelieness / Rentals: Linen Effects / Paper Goods: Dena Swenson

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[seven-degrees]

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

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