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Truvelle 2017 Collection Lookbook

Fashion & Beauty

It should come as no surprise that we’re longtime fans of Truvelle. Their handmade bridal gowns + accessories are truly one of a kind, and we’re delighted to share images from their 2017 lookbook with you today! Always created with the utmost care, Truvelle gowns feature eye-catching details that cater to the brides who want to stand out. Blush Wedding Photography captures each stunning detail from the strappy bodices to the sweeping skirts to the printed overlays in a way that simply takes our breath away. The ideal juxtaposition of sexy and sweet, we can’t wait to see some of you Ruffled brides sporting these gowns yourselves!

Truvelle 2017 Collection Lookbook - http://ruffledblog.com/truvelle-2017-collection-lookbook

Unlike any other collection the made-in-Canada brand has designed thus far, Truvelle’s 2017 line takes the perception of a wedding gown to all new heights. This season, Creative Director and Founder Gaby Bayona explores a more flirtatious side of her bride with low-dipping necklines and an emphasis on backless details, all the while staying true to Truvelle’s effortless charm.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Blush Wedding Photography

Wedding Dresses and Creative Direction

Truvelle

Floral Design

Days of May Florals

Hair and Makeup

Emily Cheng

Model

Kira Fox

Old World Southern Charm Elopement Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Vitor Lindo

Maybe it’s the riveting feeling of escape from a quotidian world or maybe it’s the rich history that each cobblestone and brick exudes, but we’d be lost in a world without Savannah. In today’s styled shoot, Vitor Lindo captures the elegant tranquility of a city that boasts enough love stories to fill our history books. To give this elopement a European twist, Tristan Needham and Colonial House of Flowers combined buttercream blooms, rich hand lettering and a delicate china pattern that puts a twinkle in our eyes. The soft neutral palette of the tablescape is the perfect complement for the distinctive architecture in the background, and the lace detail trailing the bride’s gown is enchanting to say the least. Prepare to be mesmerized as you step into the wonderful world of Savannah.

Old World Southern Charm Elopement Inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

From the photographer, Vitor Lindo: Savannah’s southern charm can sometimes be well, a bit too southern. In this styled shoot we aimed to create something more upscale and European. Something one would find in any old city in the world. The Harper Fowlkes House was this perfect venue. It exuded the “old world” feel in and gave this styled shoot a ‘je ne sais quoi’ and allowed us to shot Savannah in a different light.

elegant wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

elegant groom looks - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

engagement ring - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

yellow bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

bride and groom - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

yellow and green bouquet with ferns - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

Pronovias wedding dress - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

This shoot featured romantic and timeless details to inspire a creative bride. The sugar flowers are handmade with care and symbolize the fleeting nature of our lives. The vow book allow a bride and groom to concentrate on each other before the wedding. Putting all their love thought into one promise, one moment which will unite them forever.

chic tablescape - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

elegant place setting - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

tablescape inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

chic yellow centerpiece - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

wedding reception - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

wedding stationery - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

wedding cake with yellow flowers - http://ruffledblog.com/old-world-southern-charm-elopement-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Totally Chic Wedding Gowns Under $2000

Fashion & Beauty

Photos by:

Over the years we’ve had ample opportunity to stare at thousands of gorgeous gowns, coming in all sorts of silhouettes, styles, lengths, and more. There’s no doubt that there are endless selections when it comes to your wedding day gown, so to make things a little easier we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites. The icing on the cake? All of these beauties are under $2000, with some as low as under $500! Prepared to be inspired, or maybe even find your perfect dress.

Madison James 2017 Collection

Fashion & Beauty

We’re so thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered up with to showcase their brilliant and out-of-this-world new wedding gown line in a shoot photographed by . This shoot styled by our resident Kathryn Godwin from was so fun and flirty; it was the perfect setting for these exquisite gowns. You can quickly see how hard it was to choose just a few to shoot, and we’re hopelessly obsessed with every single one of them. Take a look and you will know why:

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Pronovias Wedding Show at Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Fashion & Beauty

Photos by:

Last week, Ruffled had the incomparable honor of attending the Pronovias runway show in Barcelona, where the unparalleled brand unveiled their 2017 collection. After spending the day prior to the show visiting both the atelier where the gowns are hand-stitched together by talented seamstresses and the flagship store on Rambla de Catalunya, seeing the gowns in motion on some of the industry’s premier models was just the cherry on top.

Pronovias Wedding Show at Barcelona Bridal Week 2016 - http://ruffledblog.com/pronovias-wedding-show-at-barcelona-bridal-week-2016

Pronovias holds the crème de la crème title when it comes to wedding dresses in Spain, so it was a given they’d close out Bridal Week on the last night. The show was attended by over 2,000 guests all dressed to the nines and tittering with excitement, with attendees ranging from famous fashion faces to international press and buyers. And the actual runway show itself? Pure amazingness, boasting a modern LED light installation mimicking starlight and featuring a touching tribute to Prince as all the lights turned purple and Irina Shayk walked out to a rendition of “Purple Rain.”
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Tropical Pastel Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Cavin Elizabeth

What could be better than a wedding on the beach? One photographed by Cavin Elizabeth and designed by Couture Events! This tropical photo shoot pulls in chic elements while also giving the feel that you’re spending your days in a beautifully warm and picturesque place. Leaf it to Lexi combined the soft pinks and oranges with pineapple and coconut centerpieces. At the ceremony station and in the bride’s bouquet, monstera leaves are paired with other gorgeous greenery and more tropical-colored florals to round off the aesthetic. Simply stunning!

tropical pastel wedding inspiration - photo by Cavin Elizabeth http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-pastel-wedding-inspiration

From the event designers, Couture Events: Couture Events, Southern California’s preeminent wedding styling and coordination studio owned by one of San Diego’s most sought-after wedding visionaries, Krystel Tien, is thrilled to create and execute this tropical pastel photo shoot. Couture Events recently hit ground in San Francisco, Orange County and Santa Barbara in January 2016, now offering services throughout California.

beach wedding venue - photo by Cavin Elizabeth http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-pastel-wedding-inspiration

lace wedding dress - photo by Cavin Elizabeth http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-pastel-wedding-inspiration

wedding invitations - photo by Cavin Elizabeth http://ruffledblog.com/tropical-pastel-wedding-inspiration
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cavin Elizabeth

Event Coordination and Styling

Couture Events

Floral Design

Leaf it to Lexi

Venue

Paradise Shores Venue Lust

Wedding Dress, Lingerie, and Accessories

Elle Bridal Boutique

Hair and Makeup

Jill Steward

Catering

Root Cellar Catering

Rentals

CC Vintage

Paper Goods

Posh Paperie

Peach and Gold Southern Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Riverland Studios

We’ve been hearing so many wonderful things about one of the newest venues in Charleston, The Gadsden House. And rightfully so! Recently, this venue was gussied up with the one-of-a-kind floral design by Branch Design Studio. Using Riverland Studios as the photographer for this shoot, Whitney wove her magic and came up with the most pristine creations of ranunculus, anemones, and kumquats nestled in milk glass. Topping off the tables was the most darling printed table runner from Lulie Wallace‘s textiles. Very southern belle chic!

peach and gold southern wedding ideas - photo by Riverland Studios http://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-southern-wedding-ideas

From the photographers, Riverland Studios: Riverland Studios is a collective of talented photographers based in Charleston, South Carolina. We recently launched a sister studio, Studio Adele, and decided to put together a local styled shoot to mentor our newest talent and get inspired for the spring wedding season. When we were brainstorming ideas we were really drawn to the notion of using only local vendors and Lulie came to mind as the main inspiration! Lulie is a local designer and artist who exemplifies contemporary Southern style. All of us here at Riverland love her gorgeous paintings – we pulled inspiration from her “tablescapes” series – and were so excited to incorporate some of her fabrics into the day.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Riverland Studios http://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-southern-wedding-ideas

romantic bouquet - photo by Riverland Studios http://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-southern-wedding-ideas

peach and gold southern wedding ideas - photo by Riverland Studios http://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-southern-wedding-ideas

peach and pink bouquet - photo by Riverland Studios http://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-southern-wedding-ideas

bridal bouquets - photo by Riverland Studios http://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-southern-wedding-ideas

fishtail braid - photo by Riverland Studios http://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-southern-wedding-ideas

The color palette of soft, warm neutrals and feminine aesthetic of her designs felt like the perfect compliment to the soft light in The Gadsden House. Whitney at Branch Design Studio did such an amazing job with the florals. We decided on ranunculus, anemones, kumquats (which are all around the Lowcountry right now!) among other gorgeous blooms. She also created a pretty amazing flower crown which of course we had fun shooting. We included vintage pieces of milk glass to add to the tablescape of florals and golds accented by a fabric table runner sewn from a Lulie Wallace textile. One of our amazing photographers, Amanda, also happens to be quite talented with hand lettering after taking the Parris Chic Boutique Calligraphy Workshop. She hand painted the ombre peach and gold place cards which perfectly paired with the “Iris” fabric from Lulie.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Riverland Studios

Floral Design

Branch Design Studio

Venue

The Gadsden House

Bridal Store

Bridals by Jodi

Wedding Shoes

Copper Penny

Hair

Vanity Salon

Wedding Cake

Swank Desserts

Rentals

EventHaus

Linens

Lulie Wallace

Second Shooter

Studio Adele

Wedding Invitations

The Silver Starfish

Mountaintop Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

135milimetros

The second we saw the Cristallini gown in this bridal shoot from 135milimetros, we stopped in our tracks. Soft blue-grey lace, a dusty mauve skirt, plus an illusion neckline? Utter perfection. Add in the most jaw-dropping scenery straight from Portugal, and you’ve got the ideal bridal inspiration shoot.

mountaintop bridal inspiration - photo by 135milimetros http://ruffledblog.com/mountaintop-bridal-inspiration

From the photographers, 135milimetros: Some weeks ago we got the desire to do this styled shoot. “We have to!” – that was our feeling. When we feel this onset of inspiration we never second guess it and we always go ahead, even when that transforms the whole logistics into the greatest adventure.

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Wedding Vendors

Historic Cree Estate Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Flora + Fauna

We can’t imagine anywhere better to transport ourselves on a Monday morning than Palm Springs. Today’s wedding from Flora + Fauna, The Events Department, and David Rohr takes us to the uniquely chic celebration of Emily and Nima, who brought together tradition and untraditional ideas for a day that was perfectly tailored to the couple.

historic Cree Estate wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/historic-cree-estate-wedding

From the bride, Emily: We wanted to create an atmosphere that felt very welcoming and uniquely ours. We chose the Cree Estate as it is a private home where we could plan the wedding exactly to our liking without any constraints as to which vendors we selected, where we set up the event, etc. It was truly a space to make our own! We aspired for a natural outdoor setting but added a touch of charm and romance with beautiful long wooden tables and overhead string lighting.

Ruffled - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/historic-cree-estate-wedding

gold wedding shoes - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/historic-cree-estate-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Flora + Fauna

Wedding Planning

The Events Department

Floral Design

David Rohr

Venue

The Historic Cree Estate

Wedding Dress

Reem Acra

Bridal Store

Gabriella NYC

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Groom's Shirt and Bow Tie

Turnbull & Asser

Catering

Whoa Nelly

Wedding Cake

Exquisite Desserts

Seaside Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

Dreaming of a beach wedding? Today’s styled shoot from John Schnack Photography, Nicole George Event Planning & Design, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals, and Native Poppy has you covered. The team uses all of the beach’s natural offerings to create a ceremony and tablescape that’s utterly inspired, including a ceremony arch that we love so much, we wish we could move it right into our own homes!

seaside wedding inspiration shoot - photo by John Schnack Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seaside-wedding-inspiration-shoot

From the event designer, Nicole George Event Planning & Design: I wanted to create an elegant coastal inspiration unlike typical beach styled shoots. We focused on an ethereal, modern, and clean design with raw textures, a natural color palette of cool blues and tans, and gold and brass details. It was important for us to show couples that you don’t need flowers to create a beautiful event and designing around your landscape is key. Instead, we used a lot of glass bottles, driftwood, and fishing ropes and nets to adorn our tabletop and ceremony. Sea-grass, textural lounge furniture, and draping linens softened the look. My favorite part was balancing the rich landscape with delicate, sea-themed details.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

John Schnack Photography

Event Design

Nicole George Event Planning & Design, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals

Floral Design

Native Poppy

Bridal Attire

Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Jewelry

Leo & Lovey

Hair and Makeup

Juna Beauty

Groom's Attire

Friar Tux

Wedding Cake

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Furniture Rentals

Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals

Tabletop Rentals

Abbey Party Rentals

Glassware Rentals

Touch of Glass

Stationery

Sea Calligraphy

Model

Sky Talent Management

Romantic Styled Winter Wedding

Wedding Design

I hope you have your Pinterest button at the ready, because the images from today’s shoot are ones you’re going to want to save! Alyssa Nikole Photography is with us today sharing her images from Justine Milton’s workshop, styled by Birds and Honey with floral design by Akiko Floral Artistry. You’re bound to love every detail, from the pottery to the handwritten table runner to the naked chocolate cake with berries.

romantic styled winter wedding - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

From the photographer, Alyssa Nikole Photography: Attending Justine’s workshop in Edmonton was a dream. Justine did an amazing job gathering the perfect set of artists together to create this winter wedding. Everything was so perfectly put together, and thought out to the last detail! I mean look at those pottery plates!! They are insanely detailed & amazing! Justine really created a soft, and timeless look for this shoot.

grey wedding invitations - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

lace wedding dress back detail - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

romantic reception - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

pottery - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

chair decor - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

table runner calligraphy - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

centerpiece with magnolia leaves - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

organic floral arrangement - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

table runner with calligraphy - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

white floral centerpiece - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

berries - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

chocolate cake with berries - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

winter wedding portrait - photo by Alyssa Nikole Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-styled-winter-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Alyssa Nikole Photography

Floral Design

Akiko Floral Artistry

Event Styling

Birds and Honey

Venue

The Royal Glenora Club

Wedding Dress

Truvelle

Bridal Store

Delica Bridal

Jewelry

Kate Szabone

Hair and Makeup

Blushed Beauté

Groom's Attire

The Helm Clothing

Wedding Cake

The Art of Cake

Rentals

Special Event Rentals

Pottery Plates

Pottery by Teresa Milton

Linens

A Chair To Remember

Flatware and Glasses

Crate & Barrel

Calligraphy

Rachel Jacobson

Model

Sasha Bilida with Numa Models

Collaborative Pennsylvania Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Justin Tearney

When bride and groom Heather and Scott started to take on endless DIY projects for their wedding day, they had no shortage of friends and family willing to lend a hand and help tackle the decor. The result is a day at Fox Hill Farm that’s a true collaborative effort, with beautiful thoughtful details everywhere you turn and a wedding photographed by Justin Tearney that will be remembered for years and years to come.

collaborative Pennsylvania farm wedding - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

From the bride, Heather: It was really important to us that our celebration reflected and honored our individuals stories and our history together. My grandmother was an artist and her hand painted silk scarves made beautiful runners for the dessert tables, cocktail tables and more. I even used one of her unpainted scarves as a sash. Scott, a photographer, brought his father’s 4×5 camera to be used in photographs. We had recently moved back North after living in Nashville for eight years, so we went with a Southern inspired menu including chicken and waffles, Mac and cheese, hush puppies and pork belly sliders. Scott’s father is known in our families for his pies, and we were excited to have him supplement the amazing desserts made by Allie’s Cupcakery and Cafe with some of our favorite pies he makes.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bow tied wedding dress - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

red boutonniere - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridal party - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridesmaids in pastel pink - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

colorful bouquet with burgundy dahlia - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bouquet with dahlias - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

My father is a woodworker and designer and crafted an amazing bar using antique doors, live edge details, and a copper top. It fit in so perfectly at the venue in their Civil War era barn and existing use of antique doors that it ended up staying for use by future couples. In addition he made a second bar section to hide the kegs, and two beautiful live edge tables, one for the photo booth and one for refreshments and programs at the entrance to the ceremony. He also made the wooden welcome sign Heather wrote on to mark the entrance of the venue.

ceremony arch flowers - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

One of our favorite parts of the whole experience was how collaborative it was. Perhaps our friends and families thought we were a little wacky for how many DIY projects we took on, but if they did they never let on, and pitched in enthusiastically to help us in any way they could. Heather and her sisters all worked together to dip dye over 100 napkins. Scott’s sister and her husband surprised us with an incredible performance of Closer to You by Brandi Carlile during the reception. Heather’s mother was the master organizer which is perhaps the most important part when you are planning a completely DIY wedding. The whole event ended up going off without a hitch and we have no doubt it is because of all of the help we had from family and friends in so many more ways than we could ever list here.

rock escort cards - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

reception with fuchsia dahlias - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

organic rustic place setting - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

woodsy wedding - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

antique piano - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

burgundy dahlia centerpiece - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Justin Tearney http://ruffledblog.com/collaborative-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Justin Tearney

Floral Design and Venue

Fox Hill Farm

Wedding Dress

Casablanca Bridal

Bridal Store

Three Graces Bridal

Brdesmaid Dresses

Ralph Lauren

Groomsmen Attire

J.Crew, Banana Republic

Catering

Peculiar Culinary Company

Dessert

Allie's Cupcakery and Cafe

Pies

Robert Metzger

Camera

Contax Rental

Film Lab

PhotoVision Prints

Bright and Romantic Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

When you have a bride and gown this gorgeous, it’s a shame not to build an entire shoot around them. Carolann Morgan Photography and Whitney Farnsworth Calligraphy and Design put together this organic and minimalist inspired wedding scene for Molly’s bridal portraits, full of brilliant backdrops and vignettes guaranteed to stun.

bright and romantic bridal inspiration - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

From the designer, Whitney Farnsworth: When you have a bride who is a natural born model, you just have to jump on the opportunity to create a inspirational shoot around her bridal portraits. And with a stunning new venue opening up in town it’s not hard to choose where they ought to take place. The uniqueness of Molly’s bridal photos lies in the ease in which she fit into the bright and airy backdrop of One Eleven East. There is nothing more exciting for a creative then to start with a simple white canvas knowing you can head in any direction. Without taking away from the original 1893 architecture, we created a minimalist shoot that incorporated the uniqueness of the space with the bride’s style.

wedding invitations - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

organic bouquet - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

fabric ceremony backdrop - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

brass candlestick holders - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

Inspiration for the shoot stemmed from the incredible blank canvas that is One Eleven East. We love the historic and timelessness the space provides and decided to go with an organic wintry theme for Molly’s bridal portraits. We chose a simple color palate of whites and greenery, with the only pops of red showing up in the bride’s lip color and cozy chair. The bride wore a one of a kind ensemble, which she pieced together herself. The top, from For Love and Lemons, was paired perfectly with the romantic skirt from BHLDN. We wanted to incorporate a warm cozy feel, which we brought in through antique brass candlesticks, antique tables and chairs, and a red velvet chair from Revive Vintage Rentals. The scripted banner, created by Whitney Farnsworth Calligraphy, holds an eloquent love letter dated back to the 1800’s from a soldier writing home to his dear wife. The letter is a reminder of the fierceness of love and the bond which holds us together.

all green bouquet - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

organic wedding vignette - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

lace dress detail - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

eucalyptus runner - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

White, being the focal color, was carried throughout the shoot with the florals, paper goods, table settings, and beautifully scripted banner hung on the white brick wall. The walls, which reached 15 feet high from the 122-year-old pine floors, begged for a greenery wreath large in size. The wreath hung roughly five feet in diameter and became the focal point of the space. A large organic bridal bouquet in hues of whites and garland strung across the table and the backs of chairs blended together to create the simple and organic look of the shoot. Carolann Morgan captured the entire day so beautifully. It was such a joy working with this team of creatives!

chair swag - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

elegant place setting - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

organic wedding ideas - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

elegant simple wedding cake - photo by Carolann Morgan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bright-and-romantic-bridal-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Carolann Morgan Photography

Event Design and Calligraphy

Whitney Farnsworth Calligraphy and Design

Floral Design

Green Room Floral

Venue

One Eleven East

Bride's Top

For Love & Lemons

Bride's Skirt

BHLDN

Wedding Cake

Bird Bakery

Rentals

Revive Vintage Rentals

Ribbon

Frou Frou Chic

Allure Couture Wedding Dresses

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Greenhouse Romance Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

We already knew that Santa Barbara has no shortage of stunning locations, but that still didn’t stop us from being floored by this styled shoot from Luna de Mare Photography and Jenn Sanchez Floral Designs. Soft peach and orange mix with light blues and greens for a look that’s heavy on the romance and sweet in all the right spots.

greenhouse romance wedding editorial - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Beatrice of Luna de Mare Photography: Rancho Dos Pueblos served as the perfect location for our inspiration for an elegant outdoor wedding among thousands of clear glass panes reflecting the softest of our Southern California light. In the midst of light glowing ever-so-softly onto the warm buttery tones, the quiet sophistication of the color palette Jenn Sanchez chose, sat a perfect and beautiful tablescape. Jenn chose neutrals, paired with pale blue chargers by Case de Perrin, and added little pops of warmth & color with papaya and persimmons as a nod to the season.

bohemian inspired wedding dress - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

colorful boutonnieres - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

braided wedding hair - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

greenhouse wedding ceremony - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

Our Bride wore a Rue de Seine gown from The Dress Theory, which was sophisticated and simple, with gorgeous eyelet detailing, adding the perfect amount of casual femininity. Truly a dream editorial for my favorite California Fall & Winter Seasons.

greenhouse wedding - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

tiered lace wedding dress - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

organic bouquet - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

orange and peach centerpiece - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

fruit inspired wedding - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

wedding drinks - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

blue frosted cake - photo by Luna de Mare Photography http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Luna de Mare Photography

Floral Design

Jenn Sanchez Floral Design

Wedding Dress

Rue de Seine Bridal

Bridal Store

The Dress Theory

Jewelry

Susie Saltzman

Hair and Makeup

Team Hair and Makeup

Wedding Cake

Frost It Cakery

Furniture Rentals

Elan Event Rentals

Tabletop Rentals

Casa de Perrin

Table Runner and Ribbon

Silk & Willow

Artwork and Calligraphy

Wildfield Paper Co

Film Lab

Photovision Prints

Romantic Old Souls Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

onelove photography

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is truly one of the most beautiful venues out there. It’s got a bit of Old World charm to it, which just so happens to be perfect for KC and Andrew and their wedding! onelove photography captured the whole day behind the lens while Growing Grace Floral Design created floral arrangements that are nothing short of stunning.

romantic old souls wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

From the bride, KC: The wedding vision that we came up with as a couple represented us because the venue we chose was intimate, romantic and timeless. We wanted our wedding to be a comfortable setting for our family and guests that we don’t get to see too frequently. We are both pretty easy going people, and have both often been told that we have “old souls” which is why we both liked the idea of the design feeling rustic with lots of wood, greenery and pops of coppery metallic pieces.

wedding invitations - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

embellished wedding shoes - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bridesmaid dresses - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bouquet with succulents - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

bridesmaid dresses - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

It was important to us that all of the people that were able to come that day feel appreciated as their presence was what we valued most. That’s what comes to mind when thinking about why we chose such a wide variety of desserts, so there could be a little bit of something for everyone. Why we chose the Photo Booth company that we did, because we wanted our guests to have a good time. It is also why myself and one of my bridesmaids hand made all of our wedding favors, because we were hoping that all our loved ones would feel the thanks we have for them and how they contributed to our lives and the people we are today.

ceremony details - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

romantic ceremony setup - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

A lot of the design was brought to life by KC’s step-mom Rebecca and her friend Kerry. They spent countless hours coming up with ideas to make the day unique. There was a moss covered “L” to represent our married last name “Lang” that was created by Kerry and attached to a vintage gate that Rebecca had found out an antique shop. The containers for the centerpieces are something that KC was particularly found of. She wanted to have wooden planters mixed with lanterns, but to use the lanterns as another terreriums. Michelle with Growing Grace Floral Design did an amazing job of making the centerpieces flow together almost like a runner down each of the guest tables. One nostalgic contribution used for the pictures that was parked out front of the venue, was KC’s grandfather’s 1931 Ford Model A. It was restored by her grandpa and will be kept in the Aman family for generations to come. It was lovely to have that additional vintage touch in photos that day.

window seating chart - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding place setting - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

geometric lantern centerpiece - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

tablescape - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning a wedding is much more detail oriented than we could have ever imagined. We had over a year to plan and still were down to the wire only a week or so before the wedding finalizing details. My biggest advice would be to be sure to reserve the venue as soon as possible, then work on what you want your wedding to feel like and hone in on that for details. We wrote our own vows, which was lovely but I wish we had made more time to memorize them that day. On the day of, all of the time and effort spent to make the day come together will seem like it went by so quickly. So be sure to take it all in, enjoy every minute of the whole day and remember you’re starting life’s journey with the person you love most in the entire world.

wedding desserts - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

pie pops - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Onelove Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-old-souls-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri cover by The Piano Guys
Recessional: “The Dog Days Are Over,” Florence + The Machine
First Dance: “You are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontange

Wedding Vendors

Photography

onelove photography

Floral Design

Growing Grace Floral Design

Event Coordination and Venue

The Villa San Juan Capistrano

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Hair and Makeup

Flawless Faces

Bridesmaid Dresses

Jenny Yoo

Catering

Iva Lee's Catering

Wedding Cake

Sweet and Saucy

Rentals

Archive Rentals

Calligraphy

Starry Night Calligraphy, Sunny Ba

Videography

Emma Lynn Vincent

French Impressionist Inspired Wedding

Wedding Design

We started off our day with a trip to Italy, and now we’re celebrating the beauty of France with this French Impressionist inspired wedding shoot. Emily March Photography and Rebecca Rose Creative created a styled shoot inspired by the 19th century style of artwork, which means lots of soft textures and pastel shades that come together like an artist’s dream.

French Impressionist inspired wedding - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

From the event stylist and floral designer, Rebecca Rose Creative: This shoot was inspired by the beauty of 19th century French Impressionist artwork. In designing these wedding ideas, we strove to give a modern take on French Impressionism, which is always characterized by soft textures that blend together, abundant garden blooms, and vivid use of a pastel color palette. The gown, by Elizabeth Dye, quickly became the perfect element of inspiration, with its classic, romantic silhouette and unique blue-gray tulle overlay. Artwork by Monet lines the envelopes on the invitation suite and the colors, textures, and details of a French garden party are recreated for a modern elegant dinner setting.

French inspired wedding invitations - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

unique engagement ring - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

romantic bridal look - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

garden rose wedding bouquet - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

blue and gold reception - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

romantic French inspired wedding - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

elegant French inspired place setting - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

French blue glassware - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

romantic tablescape - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

romantic wedding cake - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Emily March Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-impressionist-inspired-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily March Photography

Event Styling, Floral Design, and Paper Goods

Rebecca Rose Creative

Venue

The Bradford

Wedding Dress

Elizabeth Dye

Wedding Shoes and Veil

BHLDN

Engagement Ring

Trumpet & Horn

Hair and Makeup

Makeup for Your Day

Wedding Cake

Sugar Euphoria

Chairs and Flatware

Party Reflections

China

Anthropologie

Glassware

World Market

Linens

Nuage Designs

Ring Box

Moonlight Proposal

Film Lab

PhotoVision

Italian Destination Wedding for a Wedding Planner

Romantic Weddings

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Les Amis Photo

There’s no better way to kick off the week than with a destination wedding in Italy. The dream team of Les Amis Photo and Il Profumo Dei Fiori worked together on this beautiful wedding for couple Barbara and Michele. Barbara is a wedding planner herself with Four Nineteen Weddings, so it comes as little surprise that her day would be gorgeous from beginning to end!

Italian destination wedding for a wedding planner - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

From the bride, Barbara: When you are a wedding planner specializing in destination weddings, planning your own destination wedding is actually quite an experience! For us, Italy was, without a doubt, the place to celebrate our marriage. Michele is Italian and I, well I just love everything about Italy. At the time of our engagement, we had been considering planning a trip with friends to the Puglia region, which is by far, one of my favorite places in Italy, and not as known as other Italy wedding destinations (like Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast). When looking for a place to rent for this trip, we came across the most stunning masseria in the Salento region, Masseria Torre Ruggeri, and upon seeing photos of it, we just knew, that that was where we had to have our wedding. Sight unseen, we booked the masseria before even telling anyone we were engaged. At first, I truly thought about handling every single aspect of the planning myself, against the most important advice I give all brides considering a destination wedding. About two months into the planning, I realized that I should actually follow my own advice if I wanted to really enjoy my wedding day (and not have it feel like work). I did not want to have one of Four Nineteen Weddings other planners have to work either, so I needed to find someone local that understood my vision and was OK with the fact that I was going to handle pretty much everything about the wedding except for the day-of logistics. I also needed them to help us finalize some details that were pending, and was so happy to find Katia and Francesco at Lecceventi, who were absolutely fantastic (and so very sweet)!

lace wedding dress - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

watercolor wedding invitation - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

soft bouquet with dahlias - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

braided wedding hair - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

blush bouquet - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

silver wedding shoes - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

floral wedding crown - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

wedding vignette - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

During the planning process, one of the questions my clients asked the most was “How did you decide how you wanted your wedding to be with all the inspiration and images you see every day for work?”. Truth is, it was very simple for me (I must say, my sweet husband let me do what I pleased in this regard). I knew that I wanted something simple but lovely, and to have the venue itself, the buildings, the citrus garden, the olive trees, the courtyard, the sky, be the center of attention. I was craving to doing a lot of DIY (mostly because doing all these little projects was, belive it or not, a bit of “therapy” for me in the midst of our crazy Costa Rican wedding season). I wanted to incorporate some blue printed fabric in the design and found some vintage blue batik textile on Etsy that became our design inspiration. After buying 40 meters of the fabric (and getting it shipped from Indonesia to Costa Rica), I went from considering making napkins out of them to finally deciding on using them as runners. Being a fan of mixing patterns, the fabric inspired me to buy every piece of blue hued patterned fabric I could get my hands on (pillow covers, scarves to use as highboy overlays, wraps to use as throws for the lounges…) The better part of a day was spent dip dyeing sixty plain cotton napkins in a not so subtle blue ombre design (this was probably my favorite project and also the one I loved the outcome of the most). Michele and I spent days making little wood signs and table numbers from scratch and actually worked on the wedding day making a tulle backdrop for the ceremony spot and hanging ribbon from chairs and trees in the citrus garden. I also designed all the paper goods, and with the help of Michele’s family, made the favors (little bottles of olive oil from olives grown in his uncle’s property, that double up as seating cards).

tulle ceremony backdrop - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

ceremony chairs - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

wedding ceremony - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

Ruffled - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

bouquet with blue ribbon - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

wedding portrait - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

I really wanted our vendors to be inspired and not feel like they were having their creativity thwarted with a set idea of how I wanted thing to look. I truly believe that if you pick the vendors that are perfect for you, or those whose work you love, or with whom you feel a special connection (or let yourself be guided to those who are, which is the case of destination weddings, when you really have to trust your planner to find the perfect vendors for your vision), then you really can’t go wrong. We truly lucked out in that between our research and Katia & Francesco’s help, we had some pretty talented vendors on our side. The catering was absolutely spectacular (there was actually a guy making bocconcini LIVE at the cocktail hour); our sweet officiant, Victoria, who delivered a custom ceremony that left no dry eye in the house;, the live musicians were fabulous; our lighting designer/DJ did an awesome job with illuminating the already lovely space and an even better job of getting everyone on the dance floor… Last but not least, I am lucky that two of my best friends are a talented stylist and a fabulous makeup artist and that they so graciously gifted their time to me on my wedding day – believe it or not, I did not ask for a hair and makeup trial and the only direction I actually gave them was “braids” and “yes, I do want those fake eyelashes”.

family style Italian reception - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

gold reception details - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

dip dyed napkins - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

dahlia centerpiece - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

We had the good fortune of having a quite a few of our family and close friends join us for the wedding, and most of them actually spent the whole week (or a good part of it) with us at the Masseria (we also rented the house next door, the lovely Masseria Fondo Paolo). In the end, what we wanted was our wedding to be more than just the wedding day itself (although that was one of the high points); we wanted it to be a unique experience for everyone, something that was not the typical Italian vacation but something that really put Italy, and more so the Salento region, in everyone’s hearts (which it most certainly did). We also opted to step away from tradition a bit. We did not have a wedding party or a wedding cake, my son walked me down the aisle, and I actually decided on using my engagement ring, that I love, as a wedding ring (and in the emotion of the moment, I actually gave my husband the wrong hand to put the ring on; and did not realize it until we were doing portraits!)… Ultimately, I think that the choices you make regarding your wedding day have to feel right for you, regardless of whether or not they adhere strictly to tradition or expectations. While a beautiful wedding is one of my favorite things in the world… I think the most important thing about a wedding is love… not only that shared by the you and your husband but that love that radiates from everyone around you.

olive oil wedding favor - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

backyard Italian wedding - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

wooden table number - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

Italian tablescape - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

Ruffled - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

Ruffled - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/italian-destination-wedding-for-a-wedding-planner

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

And don’t miss the wedding film from Les Amis Photo:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Les Amis Photo

Event Design and Planning

Four Nineteen Weddings

Local Planning

LeccEventi

Floral Design

Il Profumo Dei Fiori

Venue

Masseria Torre Ruggeri

Wedding Dress

Catherine Deane for BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo, Joie

Hair and Makeup

Meleesa & Carolina

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

TriedE20

Live Music

Carmen Scorrano Trio

DJ and Lighting

Sergio Cacciatore

Rentals

GMC Noleggio

Celebrant

Victoria Boukhanets

Monochrome Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

We’re kicking off 2016 the right way, with some gorgeous wedding gowns and bridal inspiration. A wonderfully talented team including Heidrich Photography, Hera Weddings + Events, and Fleurish Flower Shop put together this monochrome shoot full of endless texture and breathtaking beauty ideas for all you brides planning your wedding looks now! Of course, we have to mention the epic paper flower backdrop from Prairie Love — can you believe how gorgeous it is?

monochrome bridal inspiration - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

From the photographer, Heidrich Photography: The inspiration behind this shoot was to juxtapose the intricate delicacy of a wedding gown with the rawness of an industrial space. All of the dresses are from Rue De Seine’s 2016 collection.

monochrome bridal inspiration - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

cutout lace wedding dress - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

paper flower backdrop detail - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

soft bridal makeup - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

lace wedding dress cap sleeve - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

boho bride - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

monochrome bridal inspiration - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

bridal hair accessory - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Rue de Seine wedding dresses - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

organic romantic floral arrangement - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

garden rose floral arrangement with greenery - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Moroccan wedding blanket - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

romantic ceremony decor - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

bohemian inspired lounge area - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

paper flower backdrop - photo by Heidrich Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-bridal-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Heidrich Photography

Event Design

Hera Weddings + Events

Floral Design

Fleurish Flower Shop

Wedding Dresses

Rue de Seine

Bridal Store

Bridal Boutique

Hair

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Numa Models

Best of 2015: Fashion

Fashion & Beauty

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What would a Best Of list be without mentioning our favorite wedding fashion from 2015? This year saw so many goodies, it was all but impossible to narrow down our list of favorites and most popular images from Pinterest and Instagram. In no particular order, here were the bridal and bridesmaid dresses that truly shone this year:

wedding gown with illusion lace - photo by Taylor Lord http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The illusion lace details on the Yaki Ravid gown from this wedding photographed by Taylor Lord were stunning a million times over!

bohemian bride and groom - photo by Erich McVey http://rufflebdlog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The bohemian style of this bride and groom wowed us — photography by Erich McVey, wedding dress and cape from Shareen Bridal, veil by Julie Harris Designs, headpiece by Erica Koesler, groom’s jacket by Rock & Roll Religion.

mismatched metallic bridesmaid dresses - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Everyone fell in love with this bride’s two-piece look and her bridesmaids’ mismatched metallic dresses! Photo by The More We See, wedding dress by Carol Hannah, veil by Mignonne Handmade.

low back wedding gown - photo by Lori Romney Photogrraphy http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The low back on the gown by Bree Lena in this shoot photographed by Lori Romney Photography and Jennifer Fauset Photography was a total show-stopper.

bejeweled wedding dress back - photo by Emily Sacco http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We can’t begin to tell you how many hours we spent staring at the detailing of the Catherine Deane “Tallulah” gown in this shoot photographed by Emily Sacco!

bright bridesmaid dresses - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We couldn’t get enough of the bright colors in this bridal party look! Photo by Teale Photography.

blush pink wedding gown - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Blush pink never looked so good as it did in the gown from this wedding photographed by Adam Barnes.

painted wedding gown - photo by Shannon Duggan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Did you really think we could go without mentioning the incredible handpainted gown by R-Mine Bespoke from this shoot photographed by Shannon Duggan Photography?

glam Gatsby bridesmaid dresses - photo by Carla Atley http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
These Adrianna Papell gowns from this wedding were perfect for the couple’s glam Gatsby inspired day. Photo by Carla Atley.

Vera Wang gown - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The tulle and lace detail in the Vera Wang gown from this wedding was simply beautiful. Photo by nbarrett photography.

blue jeweled wedding dress - photo by Laura Sponaugle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We ended the year with this gown by Cinobi Cinobi, but we knew right away it would be a favorite for years to come — photo by Laura Sponaugle Photography.

Intimate Colorful Wedding at Gruene Estate

Romantic Weddings

Horses, paper punch garlands, vibrant floral arrangements, a beautiful couple deeply in love — this wedding has it all. Natalia and Adam exchanged vows at the stunning Gruene Estate in the most adorable open-air chapel, following by a colorful reception with heaps of handmade touches. Jessica Scott Photography and Rosehip Flora‘s work shine in this wedding!

intimate colorful wedding at Gruene Estate - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

From the bride, Natalia: The idea for our wedding started with the venue, Gruene Estate–a little farm with an open-air chapel and reception hall. We wanted something fun, colorful, and not too stuffy to match the location. We also drew inspiration from our invitations. We are both designers so we teamed up to tell our story through pictures and this gave us an idea of what we wanted to do for decorations. With a lot of help from our friends and family, we made all of the decorations ourselves, even with everyone being scattered across different states. The circle backdrop was made by running the circles through the sewing machine and we hand-painted the cake toppers. Overall, it was definitely a labor of love and we are so happy how it turned out.

map wedding invitation - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

wedding rings - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

pink and orange bouquet - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

bride getting ready - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

bridesmaids in aqua dresses - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

bright bouquets with orange accents - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

hair flowers - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

ceremony setup - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

ceremony benches - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

wedding ceremony - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Our color scheme was pink, orange and a light green. We had laser cut place mats that our friends cut for us, we hand punched and sewed through our backdrop, we stamped our own favors which were little sketchbooks and also dipped the pencils in paint. My husband painted the cake toppers by hand.

farm wedding portrait - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

farm wedding - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

paper punch garlands - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

wedding stamps - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be patient and thorough and know that in the end it will come together and look beautiful!

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

orange centerpiece - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

sweetheart table - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

paper fan chair back decor - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

spring wedding place setting - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

coral colored centerpiece - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

ombre wedding cake - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

cake table - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

paper punch garland - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Theme 1 (Waltz),” Andrew Bird; “Let It Be Me,” The Everly Brothers
Recessional: “It Only Takes A Moment” ending and instrumental version from Hello Dolly
First Dance: “Darling I Do,” Landon Pigg and Lucy Schwartz
We tried to play a mix of old and new for the reception. We wanted people to get up and dance!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Scott Photography

Floral Design

Rosehip Flora

Venue

Gruene Estate

Wedding Dress and Bracelet

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Trotter

Earrings

Kate Spade

Hair and Makeup

Felger and Friends

Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

Salt Lick

Wedding Cake and Cookies

2Tarts Bakery

DJ

DJ Mr. Thrill

Romantic Bridal Inspiration on the California Coast

Wedding Design

There’s no time like the present to dream of the rocky coast, and thanks to this bridal inspiration from Michael Radford Photography and Tinge, that’s exactly how we’ll be spending our day. Michael captured both bridal and boudoir looks designed by Emily Riggs Bridal, and if you’re anything like us you’ll be absolutely floored by how beautiful the pieces are!

romantic bridal inspiration on the California Coast - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

From the floral designer, Ashley of Tinge: Being from Salt Lake City, Utah, I am used to the gorgeous mountains and meadows which are so inspiring. I feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful place! But since California brings such a change in scenery we decided shooting at this gorgeous spot in Laguna was the perfect setting. The mossy rocks and cliffs are rugged, which contrasts so beautifully with the soft, beautiful draping of Emily’s gorgeous Ophelia gown.

purple wedding gown - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

pastel bridal bouquet - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

blonde bridal hair - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

peach ranunculus - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

beach bridal shoot - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

Ruffled - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

purple lace wedding gown - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

I took inspiration of what lives beneath the sea for the florals. I incorporated different colors but kept them all fairly muted, with the exception of a few peach and sea foam tones. I loved the way the soft colors complemented Emily’s gorgeous gown.

beach bridal shoot - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

bridal boudoir shoot - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

Ruffled - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

beach boudoir shoot - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

bridal boudoir - photo by Michael Radford Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-on-the-california-coast

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Michael Radford Photography

Florist

Tinge

Wedding Dress

Emily Riggs Bridal

Hair, Makeup and Styling

Amy Clarke

Dramatic Wedding Inspiration at The Folly Estate

Wedding Design

When there’s a photography workshop led by the incomparable Jeremy Chou Photography, it’s a safe bet the result is going to be pretty magical. This photo session (styled by Gatherings by Stacie and with floral design by Floral Occasions) marries both romantic and dramatic looks, including delicate ivory gowns and not one but two stunning black lace pieces, all by Claire Pettibone.

dramatic wedding inspiration at The Folly Estate - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

garden wedding invitations - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

bridal portrait - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

grooms boutonniere - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

Ruffled - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

dusty lavender tablescape - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

Provence inspired wedding - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

vintage china table setting - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

dusty lavender tablescape - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

lace wedding gown detail - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

black lace gown - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

dramatic wedding inspiration at The Folly Estate - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

dramatic wedding inspiration at The Folly Estate - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

cake display table - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

wedding cakes - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

iced wedding cake - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

black pillar candles - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

wedding day jewelry - photo by Jeremy Chou Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dramatic-wedding-inspiration-at-the-folly-estate

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Be sure to catch the behind-the-scenes video from Ning Wong Studio:

Wedding Vendors

Event Planning, Styling, and Stationery

Gatherings by Stacie

Floral Design

Floral Occasions

Venue

The Folly Estate

Gowns

Claire Pettibone

Accessories

Styled by TC

Hair and Makeup

Ting Makeup & Hair

Tuxedo

Vera Wang

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Viktor Benês Bakery

Decor

Whim Home

Videography

Ning Wong Studio

Models

Ariana Lamour, Zak Stabe, Taylor Kinzie

Australian Wedding for a Couple Who Met on Instagram

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Shane Shepherd

Today’s couple met and began dating while living 7,760 miles apart, proving that love knows no geographical boundaries. Brandi and Jarith married each other in the groom’s home country of Australia, bringing on board the talented Shane Shepherd and Twig & Grace for photography and styling. One thing’s for sure — we can never get enough of romantic stories like this one!

Australian wedding for a couple who met on Instagram - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

From the photographer, Shane Shepherd: Jarith & Brandi have one of the most incredible back stories of any couple I’ve ever met. If I were some mathematical genius I’d say something like ‘the probability of them finding each other was 1,000,000,000,000 to 1…’ They met each other on Instagram, and shortly after started dating while living 7,760 miles apart.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding party - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

groomsmen - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

winter bouquet - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding ceremony - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding ceremony - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony recessional - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

tattooed bride - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

bride with tattoos - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding portrait - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Their wedding was as much a celebration of overcoming some serious obstacles to be together. The entire day was just full of hugs and happy tears, and the party at the end of the night was huuuuge. Jarith is a drummer, his Dad Mike is a guitarist, his Brother Brannon is a DJ and basically all their friends are musicians. There were guitar solo battles and dance-offs until the early morning. Special mention to Dezley & Mick from Twig & Grace (who also happen to be Jarith’s parents) for their jaw dropping setup and styling of the ceremony and reception. Next level!

tented reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

reception tables - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden tented reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

reception decor - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden tent reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

vintage decor - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding favors - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

sweetheart table - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

dessert table - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden reception - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

layered cakes - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

night wedding - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd http://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Shane Shepherd

Event Styling, Decor, and Flowers

Twig & Grace

Venue

Capriole

Wedding Dress and Veil

Pretty Macabre

Wedding Shoes

ModCloth

Hair and Makeup

Surrender Dorothy Hair Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

CC's Bridal Boutique

Groom's Suit

MenzMode

Groom's Shoes

Industrie

Catering

Bon Appetit Events Noosa

Wedding Cake

Buttercups

Marquee

Equip 4 Hire

Cliffside Wedding Portraits in California

Wedding Design

Goodness, this shoot. The wonderful Emily Fuselier Photography recently took part in one of the fabulous Erich McVey workshops with styling and flowers by Ginny Au and Soil & Stem, and the resulting images are almost too beautiful to believe. We’ve got our eye on that gown by Emily Riggs, too — the low neckline with eyelash lace detailing is beyond exquisite.

cliffside wedding portraits in California - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

From the photographer, Emily Fuselier: I could not wait to share this modern textured wedding inspiration with you. This shoot was based on the concept of pattern. I just love how all of the textures and color create a modern day feel for a wedding. The amazing lace bridal gown from Emily Riggs is to die over especially when paring it with the statement-making earrings. All of the textures make for such a simple but elegant look..I just could not get enough of this style.

rose bouquet - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

romantic boutonnieres - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

lace wedding dress - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

cliffside wedding portraits in California - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

Ruffled - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

cliffside wedding portraits in California - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

beach wedding - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

cliffside wedding portraits in California - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

elegant tablescape - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

Ruffled - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

cliffside wedding portraits in California - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

organic wedding ideas - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

Ruffled - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

cliffside wedding portraits in California - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

simple cake - photo by Emily Fuselier Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cliffside-wedding-portraits-in-california

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily Fuselier Photography

Workshop

Erich McVey Workshop

Creative Direction and Styling

Ginny Au

Assisted By

Charlene Tea

Art Direction

Kaela Rawson for Ginny Au

Florist

Soil & Stem assisted by Tess Comrie

Venue

Cuffey's Cove Ranch

Wedding Dress

Emily Riggs

Hair and Makeup

Mimi & Taylor

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Ribbon

Froufrou Chic

Plates

The Commons

Tablecloth

Alder & Co

Napkins and Table Runner

Silk & Willow

Paper Goods

Mon Voir

Models

Nata Sarafincha & Braeden Eufemia for Option Model & Media

Sponsors

Neve Albums, PhotoVision, Fuji Film, Pixieset, Once Wed, Make & Stow

Victoria KyriaKides Fall/Winter 2016 Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

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Victoria KyriaKides describes her bridal collection for Fall/Winter 2016 as one that heightens a woman’s sensuality, and we couldn’t agree more. Every single gown on display is simultaneously fashion-forward with an understated sexiness, and KyriaKide’s couture craftsmanship shines through no matter where you look.

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About the collection: Victoria creates a fall collection that heightens a woman’s sensuality with subtly diaphanous, weightless and ultra-feminine dresses. Anchored in an ivory, blush and silver-grey palette, each dress is remarkably detailed, faithful to Victoria’s true Couture craftsmanship. Embroidered, hand-created intricate french laces blend beautifully with soft silk tulles and delicate embellishments. Ivory hand drawn and cut 3D Couture flowers gracefully cascade down the skirt and cathedral length train of a show-stopping gown. Appropriate V-necks and low cut backs heighten femininity. Intricately embellished lace is strategically placed to play with the body’s geometry and make the body appear longer. Victoria reformulates traditional elements of formality this fall: arm coverage becomes a statement with diaphanous silk tulle billowy sleeves with a single horizontal slit and Victorian cuffs. Stunning trains range from polished embroidered french lace sweeps to a dramatic silk tulle watteau to an exquisite ivory lace double scalloped cathedral head-turner. It is Victoria’s belief the train of a wedding dress ought to be as meticulously designed as the dress front for it is the backside that is the showpiece of the ceremony. Ballgowns abound in an airy, ultra soft interpretation of the silhouette. A blush swiss dot French tulle flowy ball skirt is juxtaposed with a sweetheart top for a fashion-forward and playfully sexy look. An ivory tulle bolero with artfully placed small 3D Couture flowers is draped over the pretty super skinny spaghetti straps. Every dress this fall is featherweight using the lightest, rarest materials available. True to Couture, Victoria deliberates over every small detail from the inside out and engineers it by hand on mannequin at her master Atelier in Europe. Her signature invisible structured bodice is created by the most flexible materials typically reserved for prima ballerinas to provides maximum movement and comfort. Wispy, delicate ostrich feathers are embroidered on small Couture bows add dimension to a divine sheer embroidered lace 3/4 sleeve top over a soft wrap lacy skirt. A dress with regal character that will delight even the bride with the most discerning taste. Victoria combines unexpected elements most gracefully and harmoniously. Twinkling sequins sparkle just so underneath layers of sumptuous fabrics such as a silver-grey exquisitely soft gossamer lace voluminous trumpet skirt. For the closing look, an ultra-feminine exaggerated ivory silk chiffon bow acts as a fresh accessory belt on a hand-embroidered lace sheath dress.

Galia Lahav Fall/Winter 2016 Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

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I hardly even know where to begin with this beautiful collection from Galia Lahav. The pieces are inspired by Gothic architecture and medieval wardrobe, which is made all the more obvious by glancing at the incredible detail work in each and every gown.

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Watters Spring 2016 Collections

Fashion & Beauty

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I can barely believe it, but Watters is celebrating their thirtieth year in the bridal design industry! The design powerhouse celebrated the anniversary at New York’s bridal market, debuting their Spring 2016 collections including not only bridal gowns, but also beautiful dresses for bridesmaids.

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About the collection: Watters, a leader in the bridal design industry for more than 30 years, will showcase its 2016 collections at this year’s major bridal markets from August to October. Based in Dallas, Texas, Watters approaches their designs both with passion and technical expertise. Featuring opulent finishes and impeccable hand-placed lace and beading, Watters uses only the finest fabrics, including 100-percent silk shantung, silk organza, silk taffeta and a variety of elegant laces. “We can’t wait for everyone to see the new collections,” said Xay Vongphachanh, creative director at Watters. “We’re so inspired by the energy and beauty of our brides and strive to design pieces with them in mind,” she continued. “Our goal has remained the same for 30 years – to make a bride feel absolutely gorgeous on her special day.” Three Spring 2016 collections will be showcased by the designer, including the first debut of its newly- rebranded Willowby by Watters line. Formerly known as Love Marley, Willowby by Watters is the result of the widely successful styles that emerged from its collections. The Spring 2016 line, named The Wanderlust Collection, is inspired by the wonder of traveling and love of adventuring. With vintage- inspired details and ethereal elements, this collection is for the globe-trotting goddess in every bride. Gowns feature relaxed, figure-hugging silhouettes with statement necklines, low backs and hand-crafted embellishments. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Watters is refreshing the entire look of the company’s presence to reflect the evolution and exciting growth of each collection. Watters, the company’s premier line, has been a leader in the bridal design industry for 30 years. To celebrate its anniversary, Watters is thrilled to present The Muse Collection, in recognition of the many women who have inspired designs over the past three decades. Also included in the Watters bridal collection are additions to our Seahorse line, featuring flower girls and junior bridesmaids. Inspired by timeless silhouettes and lustrous fabrications, the Wtoo Luminous Collection features elements such as chandelier beading, luxe skirt designs and one-of-a-kind tonal detailing. The Luminous Collection boasts a variety of mix-and-match styles that are suitable for the most formal events to chic, intimate ceremonies.

Olia Zavozina Fall/Winter 2016 Bridal Collection

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We’re continuing our coverage of the newest bridal collections by visiting Olia Zavozina‘s Fall/Winter collection for 2016. In it, you’ll find some of the most exquisite detailing, beautiful capelets, and modern elements that are completely on-trend and irresistible.

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Sareh Nouri Fall 2016 Bridal Collection

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You may remember we shared Sarah Nouri‘s Fall 2015 collection earlier this year, and now we’re back to share her fall collection for 2016! The gowns are just as gorgeous (if not even more so) this time around as Sareh pulls inspiration from her own Persian heritage while ensuring that all gowns are hand-sewn in the United States.

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About the collection: At New York’s Fall Bridal Fashion Week, fashion designer Sareh Nouri introduced her Fall 2016 collection at The London Hotel in NYC. For this collection Sareh pulled elements and inspiration from her Persian heritage. A history rich in art that is defined by detailed designs and patterns visualized in its mosaics, calligraphy, miniature paintings and intricate weaving. “The fabrics, laces and patterns that I selected and designed for this collection are reminiscent of an ancient, yet modern artistic culture” said Sareh Nouri. From the layering of sophisticated laces to the long dramatic trains, each dress in the collection lends itself to detail, intricacy and romance with the use of long lace sleeves, dramatically detailed backs and elegant embellishments. The collection stays true to its mission of light-weight and ultra-luxurious gowns, each with impeccable structure and fit with a built-in bustier, entirely hand-sewn in the U.S.A. Sareh Nouri’s exquisite Fall 2016 collection captures the essence of chic luxury inspired by traditional design, directly reflecting the designer herself and her Persian heritage, further setting her apart as a leader in the fashion industry.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Syed Yaqeen

Wedding Dresses and Veils

Sareh Nouri

Headpieces

Jennifer Behr

Hair

Liane Wunderlich

Makeup

Deborah Roberto