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Stylish Pennsylvania Bird Sanctuary Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

Be still our wedding-loving hearts. This Pennsylvania wedding between Melissa and Sam has some of our absolute favorite vendors on board, including Pat Furey, Laurel and Elm, and Kate Farley, just to name a few! It might just be the perfect wedding for fall, mixing a color palette of blush pink and burgundy to perfection and even incorporating berry boutonnieres for the gents.

stylish Pennsylvania bird sanctuary wedding - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

From the bride, Melissa: I envisioned our wedding style being natural elegance with pops of whimsy. We wanted our day to be gorgeous, insanely fun and memorable for our guests without being too formal. Great food and drinks, tons of dancing with beautiful details for a memorable backdrop for our big day. The color story was blush, burgundy and amber with pops of metallic copper and gold wherever I could possibly incorporate them :)

wedding invitation - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

autumn bouquet - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding
Flower recipe: Roses, Deep plum scabiosa, Ballet pink lisianthus, Deeper greens, ruscus and jasmine, peonies, Blackberries on vine, hops, White wax flower, Inky berries.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

pink bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

groom and groomsmen - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

berry boutonniere - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

ceremony decor - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

bridal party - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding photography - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

Since I’m a designer specializing in hand lettering there were a TON of DIY projects: I designed my own engagement ring, Save the Dates, wedding invitations (with hand-painted watercolor floral envelope liners), wedding website, programs, hand stamped muslin welcome bags with itinerary and door hanger, hand calligraphed seating chart, dip-dyed calligraphed placecards, wine bottles with labels that doubled as the table number and guestbook for each table (we’re planning on opening them on each corresponding anniversary), signage, and for the place cards I dip-dyed them different colors based on our guests’ meal choices —- burgundy was prime rib, brown for duck, and green for the vegetarian option (pasta). My mom, sister and I also constructed all the terrariums we used for centerpieces and the garland that was hung on the fireplace and bar at the reception.

indoors reception - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

seating chart - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

hot pink place cards - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

hot pink wedding flowers - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

reception decor - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

potted plant and book centerpiece - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy every minute of your big day and know the details you want to pay attention to – there’s so much going on that day it’s easy to miss things if you’re not looking for them. Don’t forget to eat! Take dance lessons! We surprised all our family and friends by learning to waltz and having some simple choreography for our first dance – everyone went crazy and loved it!! Spring for videography – being able to watch moments from your big day years later will be priceless.

reception entrance - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding drinks - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

succulent display - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

sweetheart table - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding cake with figs - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pennsylvania-bird-sanctuary-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Seating of Mothers: “When I Fall in Love,” Nat King Cole
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Bride’s Processional: “Hoppípolla,” Sigur Rós
Sending Forth: Reprise of “Hoppípolla,” Sigur Rós
Recessional: “Such Great Heights,” The Postal Service
Bridal Party Reception Entrance: “Thunder Clatter,” Wild Cub
Newlyweds Reception Entrance: “Such Great Heights,” The Postal Service
First Dance: “I’ll Keep You Safe,” Sleeping At Last
Father/Daughter Dance: “You’ve Got a Friend,” James Taylor
Mother/Son Dance: “Days Like This,” Van Morrison

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pat Furey

Wedding Coordination

Laurel and Elm

Florist

Kate Farley

Venue

John James Audubon Center

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Hair

Kikis Salon Chateau

Makeup

Duette Hair & Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Men's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering and Wedding Cake

Jeffrey Miller Catering

Ceremony Music

Elegance String Quartet

DJ

Blue Route

Wedding Invitations

Melissa Yeager

Videography

George Street Photo & Video

Transportation

Philadelphia Trolley Works

Modern Wedding at the Fig House in LA

Modern Weddings

The Fig House in LA is the ultimate venue for modern weddings with a bit of vintage flair, just like Trisha and Jason’s wedding. A truly talented team of vendors came together to make this day one to remember, including Heidi Ryder Photography, Honeyfitz Events, and Little Hill Floral Designs. The couple took inspiration from their venue to incorporate Mid-Century-meets-Art-Deco design with strong geometric patterns, and we couldn’t be crazier about the result.

modern wedding at the Fig House in LA - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

From the bride, Trisha: We fell in love with the bold colors, fantastic stained glass, mid-century modern meets Art Deco decor, and strong geometric patterns of our venue so we decided to lean in to that. We wanted to incorporate bold geometric shapes and the Art Deco/mid-century vibe into everything from decor to our attire. We also wanted a more “glamorous” fun night, as opposed to something softer and romantic, so we used really rich colors.

metallic wedding shoes - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding dress - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la
Bouquet recipe: I LOVE flowers so I worked closely with my incredible florist on what flowers would be included in my bouquet. It included peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, garden roses all in deep purples and burgundies, and some jasmine to give it a little whimsy.

bridal party - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

grooms boutonniere - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

flower girls - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

flower girls - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding ceremony - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

ceremony recessional - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Ruffled - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Fig House LA - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

outdoor tables - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

seating chart - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

escort card photos - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

We used bold colors (rich purples, blues, pink, and gold); gold and rose gold sequins; geometric shapes were incorporated into everything from our invitations to our table arrangements, to the menus, to the hanging floral arrangements. The biggest DIY project I worked on was all the gold picture frames we used for signage and love quotes that I scoured the internet (and Etsy!) for. Because I knew I wanted them all gold, my mom and I went to a bunch of thrift stores and purchased inexpensive frames and then I just spray painted them. Also, our church did not allow flower petals or confetti, so I made sparkle ribbon wands for our flower girls that came out wonderfully!

tablescape - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Fig House reception - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding sign - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

hanging wedding decor - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

peony centerpiece - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

geometric wedding details - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding reception - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

geometric centerpiece - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

hanging geo decor - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Art Deco table number - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I’ve got 3 pieces of advice: 1) Hire the best vendors within your budget and then trust them to do their jobs. It’s exhausting trying to do everything yourself. You (and your wonderful fiance) will enjoy the process much more if you don’t have to be involved with every micro-decision along the way. 2) Understand that a lot of people (your family, his family, your close friends, etc.) will have feelings and opinions about your wedding. Rather than get frustrated by that, figure out what’s really important to you and then be willing to let go on some of the things that aren’t. You don’t want anyone to feel hurt or slighted on your wedding day over something that wasn’t super important to you anyway. 3) Set aside nights and weekends with your husband-to-be where you don’t do any wedding planning. Be sure to keep the romance between the two of you so your wedding day is all the more special and magical!

floral centerpiece - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

dessert table - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

drink menu - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

hanging geometric decor - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding favors - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

navy and gold wedding cake - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

cake cutting - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Reception Entrance: “This is Gonna Be,” American Authors
First Dance “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
First Dance with all guests: “That’s Where It’s At,” Sam Cooke
Father/Daughter Dance: “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
Cake Cutting: “Love You Madly,” Cake
Last Dance: “The Longest Time,” Billy Joel

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Heidi Ryder Photography (Los Angeles)

Event Design

Honeyfitz Events

Florist

Little Hill Floral Designs

Ceremony Venue

St. Philip the Apostle

Reception Venue

The Fig House

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Bridal Store

The White Dress

Wedding Veil

Pure Blooms

Hair Accessory

The Headband Shoppe

Wedding Shoes

Betsey Johnson

Hair and Makeup

Naomi Marin Artistry

Maid of Honor Dress

Adrianna Papell

Groom's Attire

Hugo Boss

Groomsmen's Attire

Friar Tux

Catering

RoomForty

Wedding Cake

Sweet E's Bake Shop

Dessert Table

A Little Sugar

DJ

Ian Gotler from RedShoe

Glassware

Borrowed Blu

Lighting

D Lighting

Wedding Invitations

Dancing Pen & Press

Daily Pick

[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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Dinner Party Wedding at Brooklyn Winery

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

M2 Photography

Taylor and Jake had a very simple vision for their wedding day: a delicious dinner with loved ones where everyone gets to dress up, dance, and eat cake. What could be more perfect than that? M2 Photography, Square Mile Events, and Designs by Ahn were all brought on board to help out on the big day, and they all worked wonders — though we have to give special credit to the incredible floral design that still has us reeling!

dinner party wedding at Brooklyn Winery - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

From the bride, Taylor: We originally wanted to get married upstate somewhere outdoors, but the travel for our guests felt unnecessary. Jake’s family was flying in from Australia and we wanted our guests to be able to relax once they go to New York and to enjoy the city we love so much. Brooklyn Winery checked off all of our boxes. It was rustic and immediately personal. Every staff member was genuinely excited for us, they felt like an extension of the guests. We wanted to hit that sweet spot of making it comfortable and approachable for us but formal enough that it felt like a wedding. The flowers really made that difference! It was like a great dinner with great food and all your friends and family got to dress up. Our friend Francis Lombardi played original music and covers during the cocktail hour. We are friends from college so to have him play at our wedding and bring everyone together was really sentimental. Then we go to just kick it and dance and laugh and eat cake. It was perfect!

wedding ideas - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

romantic wedding gown with sleeves - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

groomsmen - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

white and green bouquet - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

Flower recipe: My bouquet was a mix of sweet pea, astilbe, lisianthus, tuberose, jasmine, passion vine and ranunculus, all in shades of white. The chuppah was made of birch and decorated in hydrangeas, lisianthus, passion vine, dahlia and green vines to coordinate with the winery. The table arrangements were a colorful mix of my bouquet plus dahlias, and the groomsmen wore yellow garden roses to pay respect to the groom’s grandfather who tended and grew garden roses at his home and wore one in his suit everyday.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

pastel toned bouquet - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

wedding ceremony setup - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

ceremony chairs - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

We really wanted the guests to feel like they had walked into a big house out in the country, where we would be eating from the farm and decorating the space with flowers from the garden. It was full of nostalgia. Oak barrels and repurposed wood from a church was used on the walls to make the space more inviting. In the dining room there is a wall filled with plants to make you feel as though you are outside. It was very romantic and personal. The dance floor was right next to the bar to encourage the guests to mingle and get to know each other.

ceremony processional - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

wedding ceremony - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

ceremony kiss - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

recessional - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

seating chart - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Wear what you want, eat what you want, play your favorite music. The day really does go by in a flash, so the more if feels authentic and comfortable then the more easy it will be to relax and enjoy it. And hire a good photographer and videographer! You can’t be everywhere at once on your wedding day and being able to look back and watch my father’s speech or see my best friends laughing and enjoying themselves, it really is a gift I’ll treasure for years.

wedding reception - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

dinner party wedding at Brooklyn Winery - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

Brooklyn Winery reception - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

place setting - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

dinner party wedding at Brooklyn Winery - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

centerpiece - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

colorful reception - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

wedding chairs - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

dinner party wedding at Brooklyn Winery - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

wedding cake - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

Brooklyn Winery wedding - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Wedding Song,” Peter Paul and Mary
Recessional: “Pompeii,” Bastille
First Dance: “Latch,” Sam Smith (acoustic)
Music is so important to us. It is something that as a couple we bond over, going to shows, discovering new band, etc… Scratch actually told us that they’d never received so many song requests from a couple before…oopps. I love soul and 90’s hip hop and r&b, he loves alternative rock. We played everything from Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Chaka Khan, NIN, Paramore, Rihanna and all that new fun music like Zedd and Kid Cudi. Then our DJ freestyled with some great club mixes and mashups for the last hour. Things got crazy in a good way! Bring on the dance circles!

From the photographer, Melissa of M2 Photography: Bride and groom both wanted more of a dinner party feel for their wedding, the “anti cookie-cutter wedding” if you will. Taylor is a pastry chef for the world-renowned chef Jean Georges and Jake is a self-described food snob so they knew their wedding had to incorporate an amazing menu and wanted a focus on the food and beverage. One challenge Jake and Taylor faced was figuring out a way to tastefully blend their inter-faith marriage. Taylor is Catholic and Jake is Jewish so they incorporated both a Priest and a Rabbi into their ceremony. Taylor also spent a few minutes privately with her twin sister and parents at their UWS church prior to heading to her wedding. When it came to choosing the location to host their wedding, Taylor wanted to make sure she had more of a hipster-vibe at her wedding in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Winery was the perfect location. Taylor was adamant about not having a wedding cake at all – until Jean George’s head baker offered to bake her a cake as a wedding gift. Jake’s gift to Taylor was a long weekend trip to Paris. Taylor’s career as a pastry chef has made Paris a dream vacation destination for them both. Flowers: Designs by Ahn used an assortment of orange dahlia and yellow ranunculus as well as Juliet garden roses. Taylor and Jake’s color palette was vibrant yellow and orange flowers as well as cream, blush and pale pink accents. They had a birch wood chuppah decorated with branches, hydrangea, stock, lisianthus passion vine and orange dahlias. Their wedding style aesthetic was fresh, modern and timeless.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

M2 Photography

Florist

Designs By Ahn

Event Coordination

Square Mile Events

Venue and Catering

Brooklyn Winery

Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara

Wedding Shoes

Alexander Wang for Ceremony

Hair and Makeup

Metamorphosis NY

Bridesmaid Dresses

Amsale

Wedding Cake

Jean Georges

Ceremony Music

M.A.S. Music

Cocktail Hour Music

Frank Lombardi

DJ

Scratch Weddings

Aisle Runner

Original Runners

Officiant

Rabbi Tamara Miller & Father Kenneth Boller

Stationery

Kate’s Paper Tree

Videography

Tweed Weddings

Transportation

Silver Star Limousine

Daily Pick

Sue Gallo Designs

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

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

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

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

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

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Organic and Romantic Texas Wedding

Romantic Weddings

We love a crafty bride, and bride Karina is just about as hands-on as it gets. Not only did she take care of the calligraphy and the floral design (along with the help of her sweet bridesmaids), she also handmade the ceremony backdrop and pieced together her own veil. Karina and Jonathan’s wedding was captured by the wonderful Dana Fernandez Photography, and we congratulate the happy newlyweds!

organic and romantic Texas wedding - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

From the bride, Karina: We wanted a fun romantic wedding. Nothing too formal or stuffy. We had one of our best friends marry us and everything was just so personal and special to us because we had a hand in making it ourselves.

bridal accessories - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

beaded bridal headbands - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

groom accessories - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

bouquet with a pop of yellow - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding
Flower recipe: Peonies, Ranunculus, Jasmine, Juliet Garden Roses, and moss on the tables around the centerpieces. We collected all of the vases ourselves from thrift stores.

paper flower ceremony backdrop - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

chalkboard wedding program - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

wedding ceremony backdrop - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

bridal party - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

centerpieces - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

centerpiece with moss - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Some advice we have for couples in the process of planning is to not sweat the little things. Some details will not turn out how you expected, it might rain, but all that matters is that you got to marry the love of your life. We had our hearts set on an outdoor, sunny, Spring wedding but the rain we’ve been getting in Texas made us move our celebration inside. We would recommend to always have a Plan B. It can never hurt to prepare for the worst. Also, if there is something you know you absolutely want on your wedding day you should find a way to make it happen. It’s the things that are really special to you that you end up remembering most vividly. And don’t worry about pleasing other people. Your wedding should be about celebrating yourselves and the love you have for each other.

flower and moss centerpiece - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

antique sweetheart table - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

sweetheart table details - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

cake table - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

layered wedding cake - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

organic and romantic Texas wedding - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

organic and romantic Texas wedding - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/organic-and-romantic-texas-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Marriage Certificate Signing: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf (We actually signed our Marriage Certificate during the Ceremony because we wanted to be officially married when we walked back down the aisle. It was just so romantic.)
Recessional: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
First Dance: “Time After Time,” She & Him
Father/Daughter Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
We knew we wanted our Mexican culture to be reflected in our reception so we had a Mariachi play during dinner. It was so much fun and our families loved it.

From the photographer, Dana Fernandez: Karina and Jonathan’s wedding was a photographer’s dream with mainly neutrals but added pops of color through the florals. Karina (the bride) was involved with planning and designing every little detail. She even did the florals, calligraphy on the invitations, the veil out of extra dress material, as well as the ceremony backdrop that was handmade with paper! Everything was so thought out and ended up being absolutely beautiful, even despite the rain storms that started in the middle of the reception. To end the night, they surprised all of the guests with a mariachi band to dance the night away.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Dana Fernandez Photography

Floral Design, Calligraphy, Ceremony Backdrop + Veil

Bride

Venue

Oak Tree Manor

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Bridal Belt

Watters

Headpiece

Doloris Pentunia

Hair + Makeup

Adorne Artistry

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Groomsmen Suits

ASOS

Wedding Cake

Rocio’s Cakes

DJ

LG Entertainment

Ring Pillow

LiuMy

Ribbon

Frou Frou Chic

Rentals

Bourbon and Bloom Vintage Rentals

Videography

Spotlight Entertainment

Wedding Invitations

Lindsey Lore Pemberton Illustrations

Programs

XO BSpoke

Film Lab

The Film Lab

Daily Pick

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.

See you soon!
Stéphanie

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Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens

DIY Weddings

No matter how many times I look it over, I just can’t get enough of this wedding. Maybe it’s the flamingo figurines, the natural elements like jute table runners and fresh fruit place settings, or even the Jonathan Adler salt and pepper cake toppers? Whatever it is, this gorgeous day from Yuna Leonard Photography and The Bloom of Time has shot its way up to the top of our list of favorites.

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

From the bride, Hedi: It was really important for us that our wedding felt organic and not too fussy, we liked to say we were going for an Indian-summer vibe. We wanted to incorporate natural materials, so we used jute runners on each dining table, and used tangerines as name tags on each place setting. We asked our florist to use a lot of greenery for our centerpieces instead of flowers which filled out our tables so nicely.

turquoise wedding invitations - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

wedding program ideas - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

pink toned bouquets - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

teal wedding invitations - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

tropical inspired bouquets - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens
Bouquet recipe: Garden roses, queen anne’s lace, a dusty miller stem or two, mint, and jasmine vine.

succulent groom boutonnieres - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

unique ceremony backdrops ideas - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

unique ceremony backdrops ideas - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

wedding ceremony - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Stephen and I hired vendors who not only had a similar aesthetic to us, but who seemed like we would be friends outside of our planning process. We were so lucky to find such creative vendors who were just so kind and accommodating. We knew we wanted a venue where we could have an outdoor ceremony so when we found Franciscan Gardens, it was love at first sight. Once we booked our venue, we found our photographer from seeing her photos featured on a wedding blog. We just fell in love with her and her style and knew we didn’t want to hire anyone else. We also can’t speak highly enough about our florist, The Bloom of Time. We were given her info from our venue coordinator who said, “she is amazing”, and she really was. We gave her a few inspiration photos and but just told her do whatever she thought was best. My favorite DIY project from our wedding was our “love” marquee. I spotted the tutorial on Pinterest and immediately knew that this was a project worth sweating over.

unique seating chart ideas - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

unique escort cards - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

bohemian sweetheart tables - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

modern tablescapes - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

garden receptions - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for other couples is to accept help when others offer, it is impossible to do everything yourself. Our wedding was so special because of the help that our family and friends gave us, whether it was picking something up, hand writing labels, or even a few dance lessons here and there, they are moments we will never forget.

flamingo inspired weddings - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

flamingo wedding decor - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

tropical place settings - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

newlyweds first dance - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

unique cake toppers - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

cupcake desserts - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens

Handcrafted Wedding at Franciscan Gardens - photo by Yuna Leonard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-at-franciscan-gardens


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Wedding Music:
Stephen and I spent many nights and weekends selecting our favorite songs that we wanted our DJ to play during our wedding. We played a lot of Van Morrison, She & Him, and The Shins, just to name a few.
Bridal Party and Groom Processional: “Meet Me in the City,” The Black Keys
Bride’s Processional: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
First Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
Exit Song: “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” The National

Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Photographer: Yuna Leonard Photography / Florist: The Bloom of Time / Venue: Franciscan Gardens / Wedding Dress: Watters Too via Panache Bridal / Groom’s Attire: Topman / Caterer: 24 Carrots / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Wedding Invitations: HelloLucky!

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Spreading Lovely

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

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

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

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

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Edgy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Veronica Varos

If ever I could step inside a styled wedding shoot, I’d pick this one from Veronica Varos Photography. It’s the ultimate bohemian fairytale with enough flowers from Mt. Lebanon Floral to last a lifetime, and the perfect unique venue, Iron Eden, whose iron pieces provide a stark contrast to the soft beauty of the gowns and floral details. This here is true love.

Edgy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

From Ansley, owner at Bliss Events Ltd.: We “described the inspiration for the shoot as ‘Eclectic, Edgy & Bohemia.’ Iron Eden is the perfect description of our shoot as Eden means, ‘any place of complete delight, bliss and peace.’ Personally, I loved the fact that we all wanted to create a dream.”

Edgy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding bouquets - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

wedding dress details - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

floral hair accessories - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

Floral details: Lyra’s (brunette model) bouquet – Juliet garden roses, white poppies, pink astilbe, plum foliage, veronica, jasmine, succulents, blue thistle, eryngium; Aubrey’s (red head model) bouquet – White peonies, poppies, white clematis, sweet peas, pink astilbe, and jasmine.

Edgy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

botanical wedding ideas - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

teal paper goods - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden brides - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding bouquets - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding brides - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

birds nest place settings - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

From Carmel, owner at Mt. Lebanon Floral: I knew that head wreaths were going to play a part. I wanted that vibe to be represented, to be eclectic and loose and to illustrate that a wedding can be part fantasy and part reality; fantasy but not the princess look. I wanted to reach the bride who cannot be pigeon-holed. I visualized bold and textured and soft at the same time. That’s why so many different textures came through in the final product. Even the location supported this with a sort of ‘nest theme’, an iron nest. It shouts ‘one of a kind’, even the gold dress underlines that. Our teamwork was flawless. I think people want something new, more free form, more organic. To me, it’s fantasy. It’s for a girl who really, on that day, is living a little bit of a fantasy. It’s magical, almost Mid Summer Nights Dream like. It’s the day that you should absolutely be able to live a fantasy. If not then, when?

Edgy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

floral wedding inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding bouquets - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

Edgy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

flower wedding bouquet - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding ideas - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

From Erin, owner of Glitter & Grit: For the shoot I chose gowns by Lindee Daniel, who is the epitome of eco luxury. Her designs evoke elegance with an edge by weaving together sustainable fabrics and endless details. Her gowns are created in Los Angeles, using exquisite and exclusive wild and peace (cruelty-free) silks, organic cottons, and other natural fabrics. Colors are either from the natural color of the fiber, or by a natural dyeing process. The sleek designs of Nicole Miller are a perfect fit for the no-fuss bride. Look for vintage-inspired pieces with lace, beading, and magnificent draping from Nicole Miller. Her gowns provide versatility for any bride while remaining effortlessly chic. The Nicole Miller Bridal Collection is handmade in New York and are made of the best quality fabrics.

Edgy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

metal inspired cakes - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

Edgy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos Photography http://ruffledblog.com/edgy-bohemian-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Pittsburgh, PA / Photographer: Veronica Varos Photography / Event and Floral Design: Mt. Lebanon Floral / Venue and Furniture Rentals: Iron Eden / Wedding Dress: Lindee Daniel and Nicole Miller via Glitter & Grit / Jewelry: Caesar’s Designs / Vintage Rentals: bVintage by Bliss Events Ltd. / Tableware Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental / Linens: Lendable Linens / Models: Aubrey Borowitz and Lyra Bennett / Floral Supplies: BW Wholesale Florist / Photo Assistant: Mandy Fierens

Downtown Los Angeles Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Caleb John Hill

We recently introduced you to a new favorite venue in Los Angeles, Elysian — and now we’re back to share another wedding in this stunning spot! Photographer Caleb John Hill and event stylist Megan Elise Events helped make Nicole and Caleb’s dream day a reality, and we can’t imagine a more beautiful result.

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

From the bride, Nicole: When Caleb and I started thinking about our wedding, we wanted to find a way to include our two main styles that encompass not only our taste but also our lifestyle. Caleb’s an electrical engineer with a love of the outdoors and I’m a graphic designer obsessed with flowers. We knew we had to combine these two and we came up with this mix of industrial and natural. We wanted to find a venue that was clean and modern on the inside juxtaposed with nature on the outside since we knew we wanted an outdoor/indoor wedding. We wanted every single aspect of our wedding to remind our guests of us, so we made sure everything was unique and a decision we made together.

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

wedding hair - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

modern groom looks - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

The best way I can describe our wedding is industrial modern meets the great outdoors. We didn’t necessarily have a color scheme, although grey was always apart of our vision. We really wanted the natural aspect of the flowers and the plants of our venue to set the tone of the wedding and our colors complimented those nicely. Our colors ended up being grey, peach and muted purple. Once we picked The Elysian as our venue, we made all decisions based on imagining it all at our venue. Being a graphic designer, I designed our invitation suite as well as all of the signage, programs, and table decor. Our invitations had hand painted watercolor and hand-lettering with a sans-serif thicker font to give it a clean modern feel in the design while keeping the natural vibe through watercolor. I also included a geometric shape that we carried through the decor with handmade metal shapes hanging on the walls and for our photo booth backdrop and glass gold terrariums used on the cocktail and side tables. My father is a carpenter and contractor so he had the hand-lettering I used of our names for the invitations blown up and cut out of leaf patterned acrylic. We also had signs I hand-lettered for our coffee and ice cream stations and pointing to our photo booth. We added as many personal touches as we could. For instance, I also work at a cafe for a local coffee roaster and had them serve coffee at the wedding which made it so special to have my coworkers there! We also had signature bride and groom cocktails that we picked along with a full bar option.

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

greenhouse ceremonies - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

wild bouquet - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding
Flower recipe: I’m obsessed with lavender and eucalyptus plants so those were a must in my bouquet. Like I said, I wanted every part of our wedding, including the flowers, to complement our venue and the overall vibe we were going for. When I met with my florist, I showed them multiple pictures with lavender and eucalyptus so they understood the look I wanted. From there on I let them make decisions since they’re the experts. My bouquet included peach garden roses that brought in a beautiful romantic feel along with queen anne’s lace, peony roses, rice flower, jasmine, spray roses and pulmosa greenery. The other arrangements had sonia roses, rosemary, and rice flower additions.

elegant receptions - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

paper table numbers - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

geometric wire decorations - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Although it’s been said many times, make your wedding what you want it to be! Caleb and I had a VERY specific vision for how we wanted our wedding to be and not only aesthetically. We had been to countless weddings and had critiqued what worked well and not so well and used that knowledge to make what we feel was the best combination of all things that worked well. We wanted our wedding to embody us, who we are now and who we want to be as a now married couple. We chose to keep some traditions and change others up, for instance, we switched where we stood during the ceremony so I could see my girls behind my about to be husband and he could see his guys behind me. That made the ceremony even more special! We had multiple people tell us after the wedding how much the wedding embodied who we were and how every detail was so personalized towards us. Even though it can be overwhelming, think through EVERYTHING. Hire a wedding planner, ours was the absolute best and she understood our vision. Photography and music were a huge pieces to our puzzle so we hired a photographer who we felt would capture our wedding the way we would’ve if we could! Our photographer Caleb had the perfect artistic and journalism eye we wanted. We hired the best DJ we could find who never allowed people to leave the dance floor once they started. Work together and make this day about you, because people want to celebrate the two of you!

cutout wedding signs - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

cake smash - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding


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Wedding Music:
We had a live band during the ceremony that one of my bridesmaids was a part of. We have been fans of them since their beginning and it made our day so special having my bridesmaid sing as I walked down the aisle.
Processional: “For the Widows in Paradise,” Sufjan Stevens (instrumental)
Bride’s Processional: “Come Thou Font,” Sufjan Stevens
Recessional: “Only Love,” Ben Howard
First Dance: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Photographer: Caleb John Hill / Wedding Coordination: Megan Elise Events / Florist: Fabulous Flowers / Venue: Elysian / Getting Ready Location: The Ace Hotel / Wedding Dress: Panache Bridal / Wedding Shoes: H&M / Earrings: Kate Spade / Bracelet: Nectar Clothing / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth / Groom’s Suit and Groomsmen Pants: J. Crew / Groomsmen Shirts: Target / Caterer: Anita Dillon Catering / Dessert: A La Minute / Coffee Cart: Augies Coffee House / Bartender: Liquid Catering / Band: Branches / DJ: Gary Ames from The Flash Dance / Rentals: La Pinata Rentals / Photobooth: Smilebooth / Wedding Invitations: Oh Lovely Paper Co. / Videographer: Chadwick Trentham

Fernbank Museum Wedding

Modern Weddings

Out of all the wedding venues I’ve seen throughout the years, this one has to be one of my favorites. Amy and Chris knew instantly that Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History was the ideal spot for their wedding day, and with dinosaur bones and statues at every turn, how could we disagree? This wedding wouldn’t be complete without its dream team, which includes some incredible vendors like Jason Hales Photography, Juli Vaughn Designs, and Amanda Ready of Atlanta Event Studio.

Fernbank Museum wedding - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

From the bride, Amy: We knew the Fernbank Museum of Natural History was our wedding venue immediately. After Chris and I got done looking at the space–filled with natural light, earth tones, and dinosaurs–we walked out of the front of the building and looked at each other. The rest is history. Since we were getting married at a natural history museum, we wanted to mix earthy, neutral tones, with colorful, unique accents. We did not want our decor to be too modern or rustic, so we left the designing to our awesome stylist/designer who decided to use the neutrality of kraft paper for our ceremony backdrop and for our tables. We wanted everything to be elegant and beautiful without feeling stuffy or too formal — we are very playful people and I think that our venue and decor represented our personalities very well.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

silver wedding shoes - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

succulent boutonnieres - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

succulent boutonnieres - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

bridesmaid gifts - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

Fernbank Museum wedding - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Coral Charm Peonies, Juliet Garden Roses, Amsterdam Roses, Peach and Yellow Campanella Roses, Salmon Ranunculus, Billy Balls, Apricot Stock, Jasmine Vine.

bow tie groomsmen - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

pink wedding flowers - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

spring wedding flowers - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

Our wedding was very elegant in an alternative, shabby chic way. It is hard for me to find words to describe exactly the style of our wedding because I’ve honestly never seen anything like it before! Because the venue itself is filled with natural light and earth tones, I wanted a great neutral color for my bridesmaids that would make all of the color and florals pop. I knew our designer was planning on playing with colors–pinks, oranges, greens, and yellows–so I chose a navy dress with nude heels. The guys worse charcoal tuxes that complimented their simple, classic succulent boutineers. Since the great hall where we were married has very high ceilings, and is very earthy in tone, Chris suggested we do something fun for our napkins. We chose a dark gray table cloth so it would contrast with the museum surroundings, and then we chose a mint napkin that softened up the space.

ceremony backdrop ideas - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

groom during ceremony - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

wedding ceremony backdrops - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

wedding ceremony ideas - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

I love vintage pieces, but since a vintage theme did not really fit in with our venue, I was ecstatic to display my mother’s wedding dress from 1977 on a dress form near the cake table. Having her dress displayed was not only very special for me, but it also added a sense of vintage nostalgia to our reception. Chris and I were on a budget, and we’re pretty creative people, so we made our guest seating board that was displayed during cocktail hour. Chris was able to build a frame-like board out of some recycled pallet wood that we eventually painted a light gray. We printed out table numbers and guests names on some kraft paper and put them in old frames that we had laying around the house and were able to re-purpose. We just cut kraft paper in half and folded, then glued wooden numbers that we had painted in bright colors. Even though it was relatively small in the grand scheme of our day, it was really neat to know that we had contributed something that we had DIY to our wedding day.

seating chart ideas - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

Fernbank Museum wedding - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

kraft paper details - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

table number inspiration - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

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Fernbank Museum wedding - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start early and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. If you choose the right vendors, you will be able to trust that they know how to do their jobs better than you do. Details DO matter, so make sure you and your vendors pay attention to the small stuff! Don’t be scared to play around with different DIY ideas.

Fernbank Museum wedding - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

wedding reception ideas - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

Fernbank Museum wedding - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

pink reception flowers - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

wedding cake tables - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

cake flowers - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

wedding cakes - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

vintage wedding dress - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding

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first dances - photo by Jason Hales http://ruffledblog.com/fernbank-museum-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Prelude: Vitamin String Quartet
Mother and Bridal Party Processional: “La Vie en Rose,” Louis Armstrong; “Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates
First Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance: “Happy,” Pharrell

Wedding Location: Atlanta, GA / Photographer: Jason Hales Photography / Event Design and Flowers: Juli Vaughn Designs / Wedding Coordination: Amanda Ready of Atlanta Event Studio / Venue: Fernbank Museum of Natural History / Venue Coordinator: Britain Lamon of Fernbank Museum of Natural History / Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Bridals by Lori / Wedding Shoes: Audrey Brooke / Bracelet: Cache / Earrings: Golden Stella via America’s Mart / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff (Brides by Demetrios) / Tuxedos: Black Tie by Lori via Bridals by Lori / Wedding Caterer and Cake: A Legendary Event / Music: DJ Josh Whitlock / Transportation: Cooper-Global / Wedding Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations

Elegant Oahu Wedding

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Austin Gros

If you think there aren’t many places more stunning to marry in than Hawaii, then you’d be right – just ask the bride and groom from today’s wedding, shot by photographer Austin Gros. The beauty of the day was only heightened by bride Leah’s Ulla-Maija lace wedding gown and protea-filled floral design from Passion Roots.

protea beach bouquet - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

From the bride, Leah: I wanted to get married on ‘Oahu where I grew up, outside under a big tree, but my husband wanted to get married where he was from in Lincoln, Nebraska in a Catholic church. We compromised and got married on ‘Oahu in a Catholic church and had the reception in a botanical garden. We had our reception at a botanical garden and set up long rows of tables and chairs under a big Monkeypod tree. Besides the lush botanicals, the venue features roaming peacocks, and even a natural waterfall at the end of the property where guests can swim in a postcard-perfect setting. All this fit with our idea of an old world, exotic, nature experience amongst our close family and friends.

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

groomsmen in Hawaii - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

unique wedding details - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

wrapped bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/
Bouquet recipe: King Protea, Mink Protea, seeded Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Sea holly/Blue thistles, green Lotus pods, Tillandsia, and pink Jasmine, adorned with a gold Chrysina beetle.

unique bouquet wraps - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

groom with lei - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaii destination wedding - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaii destination wedding - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

With the wedding taking place in Hawai’i at a botanical garden, I pulled together the history of explorer Captain James Cook and our affinity for the natural sciences to create a scene that featured: nautical décor, a vintage globe, antique and aged wood accents, a cake decorated with black pearls, a garland made out of their oyster shells, and lush natural looking centerpieces. Together with the blush, nude, grey and gold color scheme, one’s imagination could’ve described the whole scene as a garden party, thrown by Captain Cook’s wife with things collected from the ship and garden. A real eclectic, whimsical mix that added to the botanical ambiance.

groomsmen during ceremony - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

indoor wedding ceremonies - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

groom wearing lei - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

beach chic bridesmaids dresses - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian bridal looks - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian bridal looks - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Ulla Maija wedding dress - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

The surroundings and flower decorations were important to my husband and I, as I am a biologist and my husband an entomologist. Naturally, this part of the wedding planning was a big deal. When one works in the flower industry it is actually quite difficult to narrow down your favorites. All I could commit to was a King Protea in my bridal bouquet. The flower seemed to go with the large bloom featured in the lace in my dress. Plus, the protea held a special meaning – centered around a beetle pollination expedition to Cape Town, South Africa’s Kirstenboch Botanical Gardens with my bridesmaid, Cari.

Hawaii weddings - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian wedding ideas - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

wedding peacocks - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

bamboo wedding portraits - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

outdoor Hawaii receptions - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

organic wedding flowers - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

menu paper goods - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? People will invite themselves. So, have a response prepared like, “We are still working on the guest list.” This lets them know not to be presumptuous in a polite way. Remember to say thank you to those who have helped you. On the day of your wedding, empty your mind of any expectations; of how things should look, etc. Just like clearing cache on a computer. The void of expectations will help you maintain joy throughout the day and not get bothered by the things that don’t work out the way you planned; all the while helping you to remember that this is a party you’ve planned and to focus on the fact that you will be spending your life together. Wait a week or two before you leave for your honeymoon, because you will be exhausted after your wedding is done. Waiting will help you enjoy it better and be more willing to explore the wherever you go, rather than staying in the hotel the whole time. Unless that’s all you want to do, in which case don’t go anywhere far or expensive – just spend it all on a super luxurious hotel room.

wedding reception good - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

wedding cake ideas - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

unique wedding flowers - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Hawaiian wedding receptions - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

white wedding cakes - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

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Hawaiian wedding toasts - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/


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Wedding Music:
o We decided to make our own playlists for the Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Dancing portions of the evening and hooked up an iPod to rented speakers.
Bridal Party Processional: “Psalm,” M. Ward
Bridal Processional: “Ave Maria,” Franz Schubert
Recessional: “Oh Happy Day,” edited from the Sister Act 2 Soundtrack
First Dance: “Sweet Disposition,” The Temper Tramp

Wedding Location: Hale’iwa, Oahu, HI / Photographer: Austin Gros / Floral Design: Passion Roots / Ceremony Venue: Saint Joachim Catholic Mission Church, Punalu’u, HI / Reception Venue: Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Hale’iwa, HI / Wedding Dress: Ulla-Maija/Anna Maier “Bianca,” purchased at Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier / Shoes: Nina Shoes / Bracelet: Kate Spade / Engagement Ring: Memoire / Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros / Groom’s Suit: Black Lapel / Groom’s Shoes: Bloomingdales / Caterer: Ke Nui Kitchen at Waimea Valley / Wedding Cake: The four tiered cake was made by me via Martha Stewart inspiration. It was only for display, and the actual cake was sheet cake cut up in the kitchen and served to guests on plates / Sheet Cake: Dee Lite Bakery / Tables and Chairs: Royal Party Rentals / Sound Equipment Rentals: Subsidiary of Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Daily Pick

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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Flower Guide by Violet and Verde

Flower Guide

Photos by:

Charlie Juliet

Roses, Ranunculus and Dahlias oh my! Thanks to the wonderful talents of Violet and Verde, today’s flower guide is teeming with not one, but four flower arrangements. Charlie Juliet did a great job at capturing all of these beautiful blooms in a variety of hues!


violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

From the floral designer, Bridget: I chose each to be a little different from each other. This time of year, dahlias are in season and a great, affordable option. They come in a variety of colors and I think they are a really fun flower. I used them in three of the arrangements in four different varieties.


violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

For the lavender arrangement, I really wanted to create a soft, romantic look that was more monochromatic. I really love adding herbs to arrangements, so the flowering oregano was a lovely accent to the soft blooms.

Purple Florals in Milk Glass:
Lavender
Delphinium
Scabiosa
Dusty Miller
Earl Gray Roses
Lavender Spray roses
Flowering Oregano
Brunia


dahlia wedding bouquet via ruffledblog.com

violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

I loved the bi-color dahlia mixed with the solid purple dahlias in the bouquet. I wanted it to be a little untamed looking so the fern, jasmine, and ranunculus created a whimsical addition with their curled stems.

Bouquet:
Caramel Antike Roses
Dahlias
Lisianthus
Seastar Fern
Dusty Miller
Snowberry
Cafe Au Lait Dahlia
Ranunculus
Jasmine


violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

The Japanese anemone was my inspiration for the pink and yellow arrangement. It’s a petite pink flower with a yellow center similar to a daisy and I love how it just pops it’s head out of this arrangement. I used other pink and yellow blooms and several different foliage varieties to create more texture and compliment the anemone.

Pink and Yellow Florals in Mercury Glass:
Pittsoporum
Cafe au Lait Dahlia
Jasmine
Dusty Miller
Soloman’s Seal
Japanese Anemone
Miranda Garden Roses
Vibernum
Parrot Tulips
Cyrtanthus


violet verde flower guide via ruffledblog.com

violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

violet verde flower guide // via ruffledblog.com

I think the black dahlia created a nice contrast to the soft hydrangea and the protea is just a fun, different flower often overlooked as it isn’t a traditional romantic flower, but it really works in this arrangement.

Burgundy and Green Florals in Brown Bowl:
Hydrangea
Protea
Privet Berry
Pee Gee Hydrangea
Dahlia
Scabiosa
Crystal Roses


View all images from this flower guide in the gallery

Photographer: Charlie Juliet / Floral Design & Styling: Violet and Verde

Daily Pick

Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

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

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

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

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

Phone: 623.825.4496

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DIY Jasmine Wreath

DIY Projects

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Gawking over today’s inspiration by Alisa Lewis Event Design and shot by Rebecca Hollis Photography, we noticed these dainty little wreaths that doubled as head crowns. We just had to share how Alisa made them and used them as a backdrop to decorate the food table. In case you missed the shoot, you can view in all its glory right here.

diy thin wreaths

Materials:

  • 6-7 Jasmine Vines
  • other tiny flowers or vines to add texture
  • thin floral wire
  • pliers or wire cutters
  • twine
  • log or branch
  • fishing line

wreath wedding backdrop
natural wreath backdrop
jasmine head crown
jasmine head crown


View step-by-step images in the gallery

Directions for crown:

Wrap vines into a ring or wreath shape about the size of bride’s head or flower girls’ heads. Use floral wire to secure the ends and hold in the wreath shape. Use cutters to trim wire ends.
Wrap the wire in twine and tie in a knot.

Directions for Jasmine Wreath Backdrop:
Wrap vines into a ring or wreath shape in different size diameters. Use floral wire to secure the ends and hold in the wreath shape. Use cutters to trim wire ends. Wrap the wire in twine and tie in a knot. Secure a branch the width you want your backdrop for the ceiling if you are creating this indoors or from something overhead outdoors. We used wire to hold our branch up. Use clear fishing line to dangle the wreathes at different lengths from the branch. Trim ends.