Any party that starts off with an enchanted forest setting is going to be quite alright in my book. Sirini and Nesakan began dating 10 years ago, after Nesakan wrote messages on Sirini’s receipts whenever she came to the McDonald’s where he worked. As a nod to their love story, the groom read his vows to Sirini off of a McDonald’s receipt — how freaking precious is that? Thank you to Mango Studios and Sweet Woodruff for sharing your beautiful work here!
The moment I saw bride Georgia’s Grace Kelly-inspired wedding gown, I was hooked. Things just got better from there, with a garden party wedding reception full of color, hanging flowers, and tons of quality family time. This wedding from Alexandra Wallace, Paper Cake Events, and Noonan’s Designs will surely be one to remember!
Not only is Cayla and Brandon’s wedding filled with truly rustic chic details and installations, but the couple also used Cayla’s grandparents’ wedding cake topper from 57 years ago! J Anne Photography, I Do Details, Flora Couture worked together on this lovely rustic chic Las Vegas garden wedding, with a classic color palette and lots of heartfelt details.
We love bursts of color as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s nice to bring everything back to the basics and let a monochrome color palette shine through. This was the inspiration behind this beautiful shoot from Purple Tree Photography, Bisous Events, Coyote Flowers, and The Look Bridal, who wanted to create a nearly translucent aesthetic. Trust me, you’re going to love this one:
How can we resist a wedding that literally ends with a walk into the sunset? Molly and Sam are high school sweethearts who tied the knot with help from Dynamic Events by David Caruso and The Flower Garden, and the designs they whipped up have us feeling inspired. Just take a peek at the images from Paper Antler!
The very same second we saw the floral chandelier in today’s wedding from Melia Lucida, Celebrate Events, and Celsia Floral, we knew we were in for something special. Ellie and Shervin’s wedding used floral design to its full potential, filling both the ceremony and the reception with the most awe-inspiring arrangements in neutral hues. We’d love to see more of these round ceremony spaces popping up in the future!
Whenever we know images of the California coast are coming our way, we know we’re in for some ridiculous pretty — and all the more so when Tyler Rye Photography, SmittenKiss Weddings and Events, and Vo Floral Design are involved. This team of vendors put together a workshop at Point Reyes, capturing pretty design and moments in time as only they could!
A bit of glam, a bit of boho — this wedding is ready to tackle it all. M2 Photography, Truly You Events, and Belovely Floral & Event Design all put in great work for Colleen and Dan’s wedding, which features a clean green and ivory color palette with only a hint of blush pink in the blooms. The couple invited all their guests to lay greenery in a circle around the ceremony space, a great way to include the most important people in your life in the most important moment!
Orange and green are a color combo I never knew I loved so much until just now, thanks to this styled shoot from Paula G. Furió, Macarena Gea, and La Tartana. Romantic indoor scenes are accented with the lushest greenery, protea, and citrus mixes, while our lovely bride models gown after gown (with a pantsuit thrown in, for good measure). This is such an ideal vision for carefree, bohemian couples who can’t get enough of nature — even when they’re inside!
Romantic wedding inspiration complete with work by local artisans? Sign us up. This styled shoot from Jacoby Photo and Design and Snapdragon Studio keeps its color palette minimal and clean, while placing emphasis on handcrafted art and decor plus beautiful floral arrangements, like the ones surrounding the banner backdrop adorned with calligraphy. It’s difficult to imagine a more beautiful indoor ceremony spot!
With spring being here, there’s all the more reason to fill a wedding with lush flowers. Signature Events by Charlee Geisley and Flower Studio AZ made room for plenty of beautiful arrangements on Alex and Kyle’s wedding day, with elegant tall centerpieces and beautiful bouquets for all the ladies. Let’s take a look at the images from Amy & Jordan:
Sometimes it’s nice to take in something clean and simple, and this styled shoot from Julien Bonjour Photographe, Noobah, and Menthe Sauvage perfectly executes modern minimalism with a romantic edge. Floral arrangements with stems of anemone, a blushing bride in a gauzy gown, and a sweet garden inspired reception setup all add up to something mighty fine!
Inspired by the great plains of Africa, today’s styled shoot from Michelle Roller, Sandcastle Celebrations, and Eden Floral brings us a beautiful color palette with rich texture, delicious treats, and eye-catching wedding style. The bride’s lacy wedding gown? My goodness. The gold painted wedding cake? A dream. You’re going to fall pretty hard for this one, folks.
It isn’t every day we see wedding ceremonies with huge floral inspired displays, so we’re pretty excited to bring you this beauty from Casey Brodley Photography and Robert Jensen Floral. Here, bride Rae handcrafted the entire thing herself, manipulating over 2000 balloons into a faux wisteria wonderland. There’s no doubt on our end — the payoff was certainly worth it!
This beach wedding right here is the stuff poems are made of. Caitlin and Zach made their way to Islamorada, a Florida island, for a destination beach wedding to rival all others. With Gianny Campos doing camera duty, Floral Fantasy arranging incredible floral designs, and Island Life Events making sure everything went off without a hitch, it’s no wonder this day turned out as beautiful as it did!
Never ever have I wanted to live in a photo shoot so badly as I do with this one from Zhenya Savina, Mrs. Maxim Wed Bureau, and Flowers Lovers. This creative team of Eastern European wedding vendors styled an elegant bridal scene inspired by the beautiful Russian Swan Princess, and the ethereal images simply take our breath away. Take a peek:
Marsala locked down a place in our hearts when it won Pantone’s Color of the Year recently, and our love affair with the hue continues with this styled shoot from Nattnee Photography, Styled by Linda, and Sweet Bride. The team added some deep charcoal, apricot, ivory, and soft pink to complement the rich color, ending up with bridal inspiration that’s sure to have winter couples in love.
Here we go, one of my favorite shoots we’ve ever featured on Ruffled. So often we get to see couples on their happiest days, getting married to each other, but anniversary sessions are a bit more rare — especially ones after a delightful 63 years together! With the help of Aura Elizabeth Photography, meadows events, and Flame Design Studio, Reverlee and Harden celebrated their anniversary in style. Read on for more about this wonderful couple!
Katie and Ryan wanted their winter wedding to feel like “dining in the woods on a magical moonlit night.” Are you in love yet? We were as soon as we saw the beautiful result from their team of vendors including Justin Johnson Photography, Arielle Fera Events, and Chicory Florals, who captured and created a truly majestic celebration. Who says you can’t bring the forest indoors?
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow (!!!), and we’ve got the perfect styled shoot to celebrate. A perfect fusion of winter hues and handcrafted details, this editorial from Casie Marie Photography, Tickled Pink Weddings, and Porch Therapy is sure to inspire. Of course, we have to give a special shout-out to the jaw-dropping gown by Made With Love — that lace!
This sweet Texas wedding couldn’t be more romantic if it tried: darling boho bridesmaids, a classic barn venue, heaps of eucalyptus and small blooms, and a couple head over heels in love. Kristen Curette Photography worked magic behind the camera for this day, while Glitter & Whiskey provided day-of coordination to ensure all went smoothly and Fawn Dellit put together an array of floral arrangements.
Is there any better way to wrap up the day than an exquisite black tie wedding in Florence, Italy? ilbiancoeilrosa helped to design a dream day for Darshana and Manuel, which included no shortage of incredible floral arrangements from Tuscany Flowers — we’re talking delicate roses and hydrangeas as far as the eye can see. Thank you Facibeni Fotografia for capturing it all!
Every now and again, a styled shoot comes along that renders us speechless. Today’s certainly falls under that category, so bear with us as we try to put into words the perfection of these wedding gowns from Bonita Bridal, the incredible direction and vision of Miss Mooi, and the chic images from Qlix Photography. Of course, we couldn’t possibly forget the breezy floral arrangements from Floretta by Grace, which make good use of the simple but striking color palette of whites and greens.
Few things make my heart pitter-patter quite like the words “English countryside wedding,” and this one is definitely making my heart sing. Kelly and Ahmad’s big day was the perfect fusion of their styles, bringing in the bride’s love of all things feminine and the groom’s love of gardening. Thank you to Cecelina Photography and Amber Persia for helping to make such a beautiful day!
Wedding Dress and Accessories
Bridesmaid Dresses and Groomsmen Ties
Ice Cream Cart
If you’ve been following the blog for a few months now, you probably know we recently took a trip to Riviera Maya and got a chance to take a peek at the intense beauty of Tulum. Well, today’s styled shoot from the fantastic team of Jen Rodriguez, Lovelyfest, and Stella Bloom Designs is bringing the memories flooding back with its pared down yet endlessly chic wedding design. With a simple color palette of white and green with some hints of wood details and terracotta, this styled shoot is not only inspiring us, but setting the wheels in motion for our next vacation planning!
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When your soon-to-be proposes to you in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World, it makes sense that you’d want to add some fairy tale elements into your wedding day in tribute. Laura Ivanova captured the wedding of Ashley and Jon, a couple who made sure their big day was totally infused with their personalities and loves. This included a heaping portion of pink blooms put together by Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling, ranging from roses to anemones to the all-time wedding favorite, peonies.
From the bride, Ashley: We wanted the entire day to be a reflection of our personalities and our relationship. Jon has always been traditional and a bit old-fashioned, whereas I tend to like things that are trendy and unique, so our wedding was a combination of our two styles. We also kept things fun and playful by adding in details that were special to us. Jon proposed in front of Cinderella’s Castle in Disney World, so we had fun creating a bit of a fairy tale theme to go along with that; my Hayley Paige gown (I called it my princess dress) and our ‘happily ever after’ cake topper were two places you can see that. Additionally, we had both lived our entire lives in Minnesota but knew that we would be moving to New Orleans shortly after the wedding, so we tried to throw in some very Minnesotan details where we could to celebrate the state we love so much! Our venues were situated in our favorite spot on the lakes in Minneapolis, just blocks from our apartment building. Taking pictures on the beach where we had walked so many times before felt special and almost surreal. Jon and I are huge hockey fans and one of our favorite things to do together is go to Wild hockey games so my parents surprised us by having the Wild mascot show up during our cocktail hour. Having him there was a huge hit with guests and the pictures that we got are priceless!
Pink has always been my favorite color so it was an easy choice for my flowers. My parents also had a pink wedding 30 years ago and their marriage means so much to me, so I wanted to give a nod to that. I am proud that even as a medical student, I managed to plan and execute a lot of the wedding details on my own! Two projects that I am really proud of are the Mr. and Mrs. signs for the back of our chairs at the reception and the table of photos displaying our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photos.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have fun with the planning! Try to throw in little details that are unique to YOU! I think it’s great to find inspiration from other weddings online and in magazines, but at the end of the day you should look at your wedding day and be able to say that no one else in the world could have a wedding exactly like yours. The personal details will be the ones that stand out when you think back on your day.
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D (I got tears in my eyes the minute that they started playing it. That piece is such a classic at weddings and the moment I heard it was when I had that “Oh my gosh I’m about to get married’ moment.)
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee
Be sure to catch the wedding film from Mike Cunningham:
Hair and Makeup
Groom and Groomsmen Attire
Catering and Wedding Cake
Wedding Invitations and Place Cards
While today’s couple may live in California these days, they knew they wanted to get back to their roots for their biggest celebration. Tori and Jacob returned to Louisiana to exchange vows in true southern style, with sweet tea popsicles, a cake pull, and plenty of nods to Jacob’s love of football. Photography By Micahla Wilson and Botanical Occasions by Leanne Graves put in beautiful work here!
From the bride, Tori: The entire wedding planning process was so much fun – I wish I could go back and relive it all again! We picked Sainte Terre in Benton, Louisiana to have our rehearsal, wedding, and reception. Even though we live in California right now, Jacob grew up in Mississippi and I grew up in Louisiana, so it was important to us to get married in the south and close to home. There is a wonderful family who owns and runs Sainte Terre, and they made our wedding weekend better than we could have ever imagined! Everything was so personalized to us and so very special. While we were getting ready at the venue, Jacob took his groomsmen to eat at Dawg House in our college town (the place where it all started!) and then they went up to the Louisiana Tech football stadium where most of them either played football or coached years ago. Many of them live in different parts of the country now, so they enjoyed going back to their old college stomping grounds!
On that day, I wore my mom’s gold bracelet that my dad adds a diamond to every year for their anniversary. It’s my favorite piece of her jewelry and she let me wear it as my “something borrowed.” Mine and Jacob’s parents both have such strong marriages and have been great examples for us. The bracelet reminds me of all of the happy years of marriage that Jacob and I have ahead. Jacob and I didn’t do a “first look” but my dad and I did. I never showed my dad my wedding dress or anything until that day. It was such a special moment to share with him and he had hand written me the sweetest letter to read after I was married.
Our flowers and decorations were better than I ever could have dreamed of! The greenery on the walls gave the room an enchanted garden feel and the copper accents made it unique. The rich pinks and pops of blue made the reception area feel glamorous. One of my favorite touches from our florist was that she put a Cafe au lait Dahlia in my bouquet that is grown in California — a little nod to where Jacob and I have our first home together. We had vintage couches and chairs in the middle of the reception area as a fun space for guests to sit and socialize. Of course we had to incorporate football into our wedding a little bit! Our favors for guests to take were little golden bears filled with (locally made) honey because Jacob is a coach at Cal Berkeley, and their mascot is a Golden Bear! Our song that played after we walked out of the chapel was Silverscrapes by Chronic Crew. This song is popular around Cal football, and it is played all the time in the highlight videos from their games. I surprised Jacob with this song and he was so excited when he heard it start to play. He also threw a football with my garter around it instead of the traditional garter toss. Our southern sweet tea pops were such a hit! There is a lady in my hometown that makes them and they taste JUST like sweet tea. We had them in our welcome bags at the hotel and also out for people at our reception. This was such a treat for our friends who live in California and don’t get sweet tea very often!
Our food was all delicious southern-style home cooking. The chef is one of the family members that owns Sainte Terre, and she worked so hard to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it. Jacob opted for an ice cream station instead of a traditional groom’s cake — because ice cream is his favorite dessert! A few of our favorite menu items were boudin balls, a Louisiana Shrimp boil station, mini crab and crawfish savory cheesecakes, and even a mac and cheese bar! My favorite time of the night was when Jacob and I got to sit and eat at our sweetheart table at the front of the room and just soak in the celebration. It was a short moment, but we loved getting to be surrounded by our family and friends having so much fun!My bouquet was wrapped in lace that was from my mom’s wedding dress. On the morning of the wedding, my mom gave me a small box to open. In the box was a tiny gold angel pin that she told me about once I opened it. My grandfather, who passed away when I was only three years old, had given her this to give to me on the day I got married. We added it to her lace wrapped on my bouquet so that I could carry it with me during the ceremony.
Wedding Coordination and Design
Venue, Catering, and Decor
Bridal Hair and Makeup
Bridesmaid Hair and Makeup
Sweet Tea Popsicles
Honey Wedding Favors
Today’s styled shoot is full of so many rich colors and textures, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Inspired by the romance of Disney tales, Mylyn Wood Photography and Daisy Floral Artistry created a sweet tableau complete with luscious summer fruits, colorful blooms, and inspiring wedding fashion. Let’s bring on the dreaminess!
From the photographer, Mylyn Wood Photography: We’ve all been there. Cuddled up on the couch, popcorn in hand, snuggled in a blanket and weeping over great love stories on the television. Call me juvenile but Disney’s interpretation of the story of John Smith and Pocahontas is one of the most beautiful and moving love stories ever told. Fictional yes, but fables that can make your heart race like the beating of a drum? I bow down to it.
I had been playing with the idea of doing an editorial inspired by this incredible fantasy for years but was naive in thinking it would be viewed as childish. The more I poured my heart into it as if it were MY wedding and I was living THEIR story the easier it became to do Disney and to do it right. We made sure there were nods to the era by including antique goblets, brass ornaments and a vintage compass. Efforts were made to let every detail sing but not scream of the natural elements surrounding the story. Every piece was carefully selected: the ornamental deer, the movement and illusion of wind in her gown, even the willow tree and the significance it held. We wanted a strong and powerful color palette that would blend beautifully with who I envision she would have been as a bride: deeply rooted, passionate, and softly mimicking the fantastical watercolor vision of her from the film. We made sure that both cultures, though originally thought to clash, blended smoothly. Both natural and wild coexisted wonderfully next to vintage stamps from the era, a compass he carried and even the parchment and penmanship he would have crafted.
A single, simple braid adorned her softly flowing hair allowing the wind to rush through and give us a glimpse of her first meeting with John. Placing them under the long, graceful branches of the aspen tree was so reminiscent of their visit to Grandmother Willow and it was incredibly touching to see their “First Look,” in that location. The cake itself was winking to Grandmother willow herself with our baker constructing a cake that boasted the texture and visual of her bark while being sweet, unique and steadfast. Including a groom’s cake was also important, showing the blossoming of the dirt they dug in search of greed and the beautiful love that enveloped instead. Our real emphasis was put on the passion within the romance. The courageous love that was declared, the path that was chosen with difficulty and the love that lived through the worst of circumstances. Their vows were meant to be viewed as love letters and our subtle inclusions of the compass within the invitations were purposefully done to indicate their choices made with determination, zeal and without fear. So many of us have dreamt of having a fairy tale wedding but it comes with a fear of being obvious, amateur or naive. We are proudly proving that you can have your fairy tale wedding and it can be everything you ever dreamed of.
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When we think of getting married in the south, we envision a beautiful affair filled with romantic tones and gorgeous design elements rolling all over the place. So when we saw Morgan and John’s nuptials took place in southern-traditional Savannah, we had to take a closer look at Izzy Hudgins‘s account of their big day and of course, we were so delighted about everything we saw. From Kiwi Fleur‘s elegant ivory and peach floral arrangements to the couple’s uniquely-designed reception venue, we’re positive you’ll fall in love with this southern affair.
From the bride, Morgan: We wanted a traditional, romantic, southern, winter wedding in the place we love the most, Savannah, Georgia. We were going for classic and romantic for the ceremony and the reception was so lively and fun. The colors were silver and gray, ivory, and peach. Simple and subtle, but everything really popped out against the different settings.