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California Orange Grove Wedding

Modern Weddings

Last week we shared an inspiring wedding shoot in an orange grove, and today we’re bringing you a real wedding in one! Fondly Forever Photography and Hello Gem Events worked together on Becca and Michael’s big day, which took place completely outdoors and embraces the epitome of “California cool.”

California orange grove wedding - photo by Fondly Forever Photography http://ruffledblog.com/california-orange-grove-wedding

From the bride, Becca: Most importantly we wanted our guests to experience the beauty and warmth that we feel each time we visit our family ranch. Using this as our vision led us to make a number of design decisions alongside our wonderful planners Hello Gem such as: having all three parts of the wedding completely outdoors from the cocktail hour in the middle of the orange grove to the reception in a field under the stars. We felt this vision really came to life in many ways – our bartenders, for example, embraced the cocktail hour in the grove, spontaneously picking oranges from the tree and making fresh screwdrivers for guests!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Fondly Forever Photography

Event Planning, Decor, Floral Design, and Invitations

Hello Gem Events

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

Leanne Marshall

Wedding Veil

Jaclyn Jordan

Wedding Shoes

Cole Haan

Hair and Makeup

Kacee Geoffroy

Bridesmaid Dresses

Joanna August

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering and Desserts

Hungry Bear Catering

Popsicles

Si Paletas

Bar

Malibu Bartender

Wedding Music

Clover String Quartet

DJ

Dart DJ

Rentals and Lighting

Classic Party Rentals

Photo Booth

The Banana Stand

Daily Pick

Casey Brodley, Photographer

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

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

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

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Beautiful Tulum Destination Wedding

Beach Weddings

Let’s take a little visit down to Tulum, Mexico for the wedding of Natalie and Daniel, shall we? The beautiful couple wanted their big day to feel like not just a wedding but also a vacation in itself, so a destination trip was a must-have. Add on the talents of Nicole Berrett Photography and Destination Weddings Tulum, and you’ve got this stunning wedding to remember!

beautiful Tulum destination wedding - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

From the bride, Natalie: On our wedding day we envisioned a very relaxed atmosphere where our guests mostly felt as though they were on vacation and there happened to also be a good friend’s wedding happening at the same time. Over the years, Daniel and I attended many weddings and throughout those experiences we were really able to hone in on what was important to us. We concluded that our focus for our wedding was for it to be intimate, stress-free, and memorable.

lace wedding dress - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding ring box - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Bouquet recipe: White roses, succulents, greenery, ranunculus, lisianthus.

open back wedding dress - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

flower girl wreath - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

beach wedding portrait - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

I really did not focus on a particular color scheme; I wanted the elements of our wedding to complement the essence of Tulum. On one side, you have the beautiful blues of the ocean and right across the road there is a dense and enchanting jungle full of gorgeous greenery. I really wanted to use natural tones that would reflect the myriad of colors in Tulum.

ceremony processional - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

beach wedding portrait - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

I work for a Marketing and Promotional Products company so I took care of designing and ordering all of my own welcome bags, koozies, and even hand held flashlights imprinted with our hashtag (Tulum gets dark at night!). What Daniel and I had not originally planned for was to give out gifts to our guests at the wedding. On the day of the wedding to my utter delight, I found out that my wonderful and thoughtful Mom had contacted the owner of my company to create beautiful glass sand globes that were customized with our Names, wedding date and photos for our guests to always remember the occasion.

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

table number - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

glass wedding favors - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Ultimately and above ALL else, do what YOU want to do for your wedding. Go with your heart! We saw the big picture early on as to how we wanted the weekend to go, and from there we simply had to cultivate the details. If both the bride and groom’s mindsets are in line, everything will fall into place as it should. Enjoy each and every moment of the planning phase and the day, because it is over in a blink of an eye. Try to take in as many moments as you possibly can!

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

lasercut table number - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding chairs - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding cake - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
For the wedding, we had a Spanish guitarist playing different Spanish melodies as our guests arrived.
Family Processional: “Somos Novias”
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional “Isn’t She Lovely,” Stevie Wonder
First Dance: “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding
Father/Daughter Dance: “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone,” Aretha Franklin
A seemingly odd choice, but I chose “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone,” Aretha Franklin for my dance with my Dad. This is a song that he has sung over the years since I was a little girl and it was sentimental to me. Plus, it’s upbeat and we wanted to get the party started! We danced to the beginning and then Daniel and his mother came in too!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Nicole Berrett Photography

Wedding Planning

Synda Rousseau Bedioui with Destination Weddings Tulum

Venue and Catering

La Zebra Hotel

Wedding Dress

Katie May Collection "Sienna"

Wedding Veil

Katie May Collection "Lizzie"

Earrings

Camilla Christine

Hair and Makeup

Sarah Garnier

Flower Girl Dresses

Tea Princess

Groom's Attire

Banana Republic

Wedding Cake

Zaida Marcos Sweet Boutique

DJ

DJ Fermix

Officiant

Jorge Pinto

Ring Box

Saya Art Design

Wedding Invitations

JPstationery

Videography

Sean Greenberg Videography

Daily Pick

Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Parisian Botanical Garden Wedding

Garden Weddings

Goodness, we have so much love for this wedding. Thanks to its classic color palette and beautiful decor, it could easily have come out of any season of the year! Divine Light Photography captured the entire day, while Flowers & Flowers designed gorgeous bouquets and boutonnieres and the bride tackled all the reception flowers on her own.

Parisian botanical garden wedding - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

From the bride, Juliana: We wanted our wedding to be soft and romantic. We wanted guests to feel as if they stepped foot into an intimate secret garden party styled wedding. We wanted to have some soft tones like blush while still having some pops of color like raspberry and other berry tones; colors that you would typically find in a garden! We definitely wanted to stand out and be a little different.

ballet wedding shoes - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

unique groomsmen portraits - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

gold bridal hair accessory - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

first look - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

first look - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

dahlia bouquet - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding
Flower recipe: The bouquet was done by a florist and I believe he used dahlias, astilbe, eucalyptus, spray roses and lisianthus. For our centerpieces we used dahlias, spray roses, garden roses, astilbe, eucalyptus, anemone, stock, dusty miller, and celosia to name a few.

bride and groom - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

There were quite a few DIY projects! The invitations were hand painted by my dad who is an incredible person! He is a French painter/artist who suffered a massive stroke. He lost his ability to speak but is still able to paint wonderful art. So he painted the invitations, table names (Places in Paris), the seating chart, ceremony sign, jelly jar signs, etc. He did the paintings and then John and I laid it out ourselves in Adobe Illustrator. We also collected milk glass vases and the pink French depression wine glasses, and we made our own mercury glass vases. The flowers were also DIY. We ordered and picked them up from a flower market in the South Bronx and had a close family friend help assemble them! I also painted our chair signs and our bike sign. John and I made the jellies with his aunt that we gave to guests as their gift. We also made a quilt sign and our Aunt will be sewing us our wedding quilt that everyone signed.

modern wedding reception - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

elegant garden reception - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

chair back signs - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

painted table names - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding table - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t rush to pick vendors too quickly! We really did our research on each vendor and we were confident they would do a great job. Also, if you think you can do the flowers all on your own, you can’t. Make sure you have family and friends on deck to help assemble and transport to your venue! If you have a clear vision of what you want, make sure to express that with images. You can never be too detailed!

Ruffled - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

colorful wedding cake - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding toast - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by Divine Light Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-botanical-garden-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Only Time,” Enya
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “Bittersweet Symphony,” The Verve; “Firework,” Katy Perry
First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray Lamontagne
Father/Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Last Dance: “Closing Time,” Semisonic

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Divine Light Photography

Venue

The Garden House at The Keeler Tavern Museum

Bouquets and Boutonnieres

Flowers & Flowers

Wedding Dress and Veil

Kathryn Conover Couture

Wedding Shoes

Chloe

Hair Pin

Avigailadam

Earrings

Amazinite

Garter

Nestina

Hair and Makeup

Andrew Stefanou Spa

Bridesmaid Dresses

BHLDN, J.Crew

Groom's Attire

Suitsupply

Groomsmen Suits

The Black Tux

Catering

Diane Brown Catering

Wedding Cake

Beascakes Bakery

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music

Art-Strings Ensembles

Reception Music

Aria Melody DJ

Rentals

Party Rentals Ltd

Bouquet Ribbons

Frou Frou Chic

Officiant

Kelly Lemons

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

Daily Pick

Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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Stylish Pennsylvania Bird Sanctuary Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pat Furey

Wedding Coordination

Laurel and Elm

Florist

Kate Farley

Venue

John James Audubon Center

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Hair

Kikis Salon Chateau

Makeup

Duette Hair & Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Men's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering and Wedding Cake

Jeffrey Miller Catering

Ceremony Music

Elegance String Quartet

DJ

Blue Route

Wedding Invitations

Melissa Yeager

Videography

George Street Photo & Video

Transportation

Philadelphia Trolley Works

Daily Pick

The Blooming Bride

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

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

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

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Dinner Party Wedding at Brooklyn Winery

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

M2 Photography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wedding Vendors

Photography

M2 Photography

Florist

Designs By Ahn

Event Coordination

Square Mile Events

Venue and Catering

Brooklyn Winery

Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara

Wedding Shoes

Alexander Wang for Ceremony

Hair and Makeup

Metamorphosis NY

Bridesmaid Dresses

Amsale

Wedding Cake

Jean Georges

Ceremony Music

M.A.S. Music

Cocktail Hour Music

Frank Lombardi

DJ

Scratch Weddings

Aisle Runner

Original Runners

Officiant

Rabbi Tamara Miller & Father Kenneth Boller

Stationery

Kate’s Paper Tree

Videography

Tweed Weddings

Transportation

Silver Star Limousine

Daily Pick

Event Studio

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

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

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Romantic North Carolina Beach Wedding

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Sawyer Baird

Today’s wedding is light, airy, and romantic — everything the newlyweds wanted, and everything a beach wedding should be. Sawyer Baird captured the entire day on film photography, a day full of inspiring floral design from Tildy Designs and expert coordination by Bridal by the Sea. Keep an eye out at the end for special sunset wedding portraits in a gold reception gown, because we’re pretty sure it doesn’t get any better than something that beautiful!

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

From the bride, Jessica: Austin and I would have been happy to be married at the court house so we really wanted to focus on simplicity and romance. We had a gorgeous venue to get married at so luckily it didn’t really need a lot of decorating… plus we had an ocean view and it really doesn’t get much better than that! I had some close friends who I have known for a long time and where directly involved with making the day extra special — the ceremony painter, dress designer, ceremony vocalist — which was amazing! We aimed for Light, Airy and Romantic with personal touches and a Southern food theme.

wedding rings - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

painted wedding invitations - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

groom boutonnieres - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

spring bouquet - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding
Bouquet recipe: A beautiful gathering of white roses, ivory roses, white lisianthus, light pink heather, white wax, light pink wax flowers, dusty miller, blush pink spray roses and gunni euk greenery. Ivory ribbon wrap with pearl pin closure.

wedding dress detail - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony arch - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

cute wedding portrait - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

I am a painter and a photographer by trade so the color palette was pretty hard for me — I knew the colors could easily get carried away because I don’t really have any one favorite. I would just have them all if I could! I tried to start with a pretty neutral color palette with blush and gold — I ended up with added hits of darker magenta added and splashes of green from the greenery. I hand painted some signs for the dessert table and for the menu. I also made gifts for the women (some coworkers of mine threw a breakfast earlier that day with about 25 ladies). They got simple tie string infinity knot bracelets with a little card that had an illustration of Austin and I on it. I also made the Thank You cards at the place settings. Also – my Mother made the ring bearer pillow from her own veil from when she got married.

hot pink wedding reception - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

hot pink and gold wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

babys breath reception - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

dessert cupcakes - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My best advice for a couple currently planning a wedding would be that something will inevitably go wrong — and when it does, the most important thing to remember is that this day belongs to you and your significant other so take time to soak it all in and enjoy it. I was so excited to marry Austin that I wanted to run right down the isle to him. Throughout the day when Id notice something that wasn’t quite right Id just look over at him and remember that this was the first day of our forever — it was only going to happen once and little things like napkin colors and too much wind wasn’t what was important… The most important thing was who I was leaving with and how much we love each other.

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

beach wedding portrait - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

beach wedding portraits - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

romantic North Carolina beach wedding - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

beach wedding portrait - photo by Sawyer Baird http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-north-carolina-beach-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding
Recessional: “Don’t Stop Believing,” The Vitamin String Quartet
First Dance: “Angel/Better Together,” Jack Johnson
Reception Entrance: “The Price is Right” theme

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sawyer Baird

Florist

Tildy Designs

Wedding Day Coordination

Bridal by the Sea

Venue

The Celebration Cottage

Wedding Dress

Elizabeth Alberti

Gold Reception Gown

Rene Ruiz

Wedding Shoes

Betsey Johnson

Hair

Claudia Verduzco Artistry

Makeup

Christa Lupton

Bridesmaid Dresses

BHLDN "Annabelle"

Groom's Attire

Ralph Lauren

Flower Girl Dresses

Fatty Pie

Ring Bearer Shirt and Shorts

J.Crew

Catering

The Island Grille

DJ

DJ Professionals

Ceremony Painter

Brooke Lupton of Salty Girl Designs

Wedding Cake

The Beach Bakery

Ring Bearer Tie and Suspenders

Becka and Jules

Wedding Invitations Printing Shop

Cat Print

Videography

Twenty One Films

Daily Pick

Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Vintage Pennsylvania Estate Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

The More We See

The More We See and Love n’ Fresh Flowers are quite the talented pair, so it’s little wonder we love this next wedding as much as we do. A good place to start is bride Ashley’s amazing two-piece wedding gown by Carol Hannah, which has us breathless with its blush pink billowy skirt.

vintage Pennsylvania estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

From the bride, Ashley: When we thought about the day, we envisioned a celebration that was relaxed and a bit untraditional with lots of details that felt like “us” – in the end just a really great party that celebrated how much we love each other and our family and friends. We wanted everyone to feel like they were at an energetic dinner party with a few extra special touches. We looked for a venue that would provide a beautiful backdrop, had a lot of different options (including a plan B rain plan which we thankfully didn’t end up needing, even though it was close!), and that would let us add our own touches. We found that at the Inn Barley Sheaf Farm, which even had mini horses – Sean’s favorite animal!

vintage Pennsylvania estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

bridesmaid dress - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

blush pink wedding dress - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

boutonnieres - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

winter wedding bouquet - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding
Bouquet recipe: My bouquet had dahlias, lace hydrangea, ninebark, lisianthus, wild grasses, and fragrant herbs that were all grown organically especially for our wedding at Love n’ Fresh’s flower farm in Philadelphia. It was hand tied with fabric from my skirt, leather and a gold brooch.

bridal accessories - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

metallic bridesmaid dresses - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

vintage Pennsylvania estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

Our close family and bridal party all stayed at the Inn for the entire weekend and we took advantage of all of the beautiful areas on the property for everything from the rehearsal dinner – a clam bake as a nod to Sean’s hometown at the beach with a bonfire, s’mores and lawn games – to the after party and a laid back Sunday brunch. Our celebration was intimate and relaxed with curated details that enhanced the rustic/vintage setting. The color scheme was very natural and inspired by the property and surrounding area. We started with creams, greens and blushes and accented it with pops of oxblood, wood, other natural elements, and sparkly gold (so much gold!). We had so much fun incorporating details that were things we loved or reminded us of favorite memories – like waffles in the welcome boxes because we met in the Netherlands or having homebrewed beer named after our puppy as favors.

ceremony setup - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

ring bearer processional - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

bride with fur and birdcage veil - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

We had a ton of DIY projects and had so much fun spending time together doing them in the months leading up to the wedding. We built the ceremony arch as well as several large wooden signs that we placed throughout the ceremony and reception (Ashley & Sean welcome sign; ‘Can I Get a Witness’ sign; bar menu; Mr. & Mrs. chair backs). For the ceremony space, we designed and made pillows to warm up the pews, and added blankets which actually came in pretty hand on the chilly October day. I surprised Sean with the sign our nephews carried that had his nickname for me. We designed and printed the programs and menus and made streamers with wedding bells for guests to wave after our kiss. For the reception space we DIY’d the escort cards and gold leaf place cards, a marquee ‘BAR’ sign, tons of votive holders, and walkway luminaries. My mom taught me to cross-stitch when I was little so the two of us sewed all the table numbers. One of our hobbies is homebrewing and we made beer for the favors and designed the labels. Last, we filled guest welcome boxes with treats from the Netherlands, New York, Philadelphia and Kentucky – all special places to us and our family.

escort cards - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

vintage Pennsylvania estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

wedding reception - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

vintage Pennsylvania estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

romantic indoor wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

place setting - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

vintage Pennsylvania estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? First, choose great vendors. We count ourselves incredibly lucky that we had a venue, florist, photographers, and videographers that truly got our vision and translated it even better than we imagined. Because we chose to plan ourselves, having fantastic people working with us throughout the process meant we got a stress-free day where we could concentrate on each other and our guests instead of whether flowers were in the right place. Second, choose what feels right for you and follow your instincts throughout the planning process – whether that’s traditional or something that makes your parents think you are crazy. We had three family members and friends perform our ceremony, which ended up being our very favorite part of the day, and had cheeseburgers and tater tot poutine for dinner. Last, during the wedding, slow down time as much as you can. Everyone always talks about how insanely fast it goes, and it’s true. Try to be present and take little moments to step back and soak in how much love and support is in that room for you and your partner.

cake table - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

vintage wedding cake topper - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

late night weddings - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

first dance - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-pennsylvania-estate-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Groomsmen Processional: “Walk The Line,” Avila
Family Processional: “Forget Me Not,” The Civil Wars
Groom, Bridesmaids and Ring Bearers Processional: “Sea Of Love,” Cat Power
Bride’s Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Queen
Reception Entrance: “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates
First Dance: “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” Glenn Miller Band
Mother/Son Dance: “Say A Little Prayer” Aretha Franklin
Cake Cutting: “Home,” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Last Dance: “You’re My Best Friend,” Queen
As guests were seated for the ceremony we had mellow music playing, things like Etta James, Patsy Cline; Louis Armstong, Norah Jones. For the cocktail hour we had a bluegrass band – The Highwater Preachers – which was a big hit with guests. Our amazing DJ Jon from Lovesick Inc. played everything from 70s funk, 80s rock, and 90s hip hop to current pop. He managed take our eclectic taste and requests and add things we hadn’t even thought of to make an awesome mix that kept our guests dancing all night.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

The More We See

Florist

Love n' Fresh Flowers

Venue and Catering

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm

Wedding Dress

Carol Hannah

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride NYC

Alterations

Toile

Lace Overlay

Tulip Bridal

Wedding Veil

Mignonne Handmade

Wedding Shoes and Bracelet

BHLDN

Reception Belt and Earrings

Anthropologie

Gold Tattoos

LuluDK

Hair

Dawn Trovas from Paradigm Salon

Makeup

Kristyn Rudnet at Shimmer and Spice

Groom's Suit and Shirt

Commonwealth Proper

Groom's Watch

Trumpet & Horn

Groomsmen Attire

Ralph Lauren

Wedding Cake

The Caketeria

Cocktail Hour Musicians

The Highwater Preachers

DJ

Lovesick Inc.

Wedding Invitations

Loveleigh

Videography

Tree of Life Films

Photobooth

Not-A-Booth

Transportation

Bucks County Trolley Co.

Daily Pick

Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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San Luis Obispo Eclectic DIY Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Alexandra Wallace

There’s something about using cobalt blue in wedding decor that makes us unbelievably cheery — it’s a bold choice that always seems to come across beautifully in images. Alexandra Wallace photographed the wedding of Rachel and Zach, a couple who wanted their day to be “artsy and a wee bit nerdy.” The two even did a choreographed dance at the end of the reception!

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: From the very beginning I knew I wanted vintage, artsy, and a wee bit nerdy. My husband happily agreed. I think our photographer Alexandra Wallace described it best with eclectic — I’d also use colorful, bright, and unique.

blue wedding shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridal shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

protea bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

protea bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding
Bouquet recipe: King protea, Icelandic poppies, thistles, eucalyptus, queen Anne’s lace, craspedia, sweet pea, lisianthus, tiny white daisies, mixed greenery, a feather snuck in there…

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridesmaid shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

My dress was designed by me, inspired by a designer dress I saw on Pinterest. It was constructed by a family friend, Ruth Franklin, myself, and my mom, Victoria Humbles. My garters were made by my friend and bridesmaid, Bridget Huffer. My bridesmaids’ hairpieces were made by me, as were the groomsmen’s boutonnieres; table numbers were constructed by me, and my husband Zach came up with the phrases based on our relationship corresponding with each number. We both spray-painted little dinosaur figures silver. These sat upon vintage books that were all from my personal collection. I also hand-wrote and painted place cards for every guest. Zach and I painted and constructed the octahedron strands that hung from the gazebo. Zach constructed the giant paper flowers. I painted a “me and you” sign that was at the guest book table, the guest book being a print found on Etsy, adhered to a wooden frame, found at Michael’s Craft Store. There were also little chalkboards that I hand-wrote notes on to correspond with the types of beer we served, among others.

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

ceremony backdrop - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridesmaid arm bands - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

vintage inspired table number - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding decor - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy EVERY minute. Make it fun, make it about YOU TWO! I read about a wedding where the bride said, don’t worry if something isn’t exactly right. That was huge for me! We did so much ourselves I wanted everything to be spit spot, but it wasn’t perfect. And honestly I think it turned out even better. Also, elope. ;)

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding desserts - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

confetti sprinkle cake - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Bride’s Processional: “Child,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Recessional: “Throne Room/End Title” from Star Wars
Reception Entrance: “Imperial March” from Star Wars
First Dance: “Out of My League,” Fitz and the Tantrums
Father/Daughter Dance: “Look What You Done for Me,” Al Green
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
Everything was played at the reception, from Flogging Molly to Frank Sinatra, from Freddie King to the Rolling Stones, not to mention Chuck Berry, James Brown, and The Gap Band.

From the photographer, Alexandra Wallace: Rachel and Zach are no cookie-cutter couple, and their wedding was no Pinterest copy-and-paste affair! The day started with Rachel putting on her completely custom-made dress; a project taken on by a family friend, her mother, and herself. As the final touches approached, Rachel’s mother presented her with a locket – inside, a note, and a piece of her own wedding dress from over thirty years ago. The wedding celebration took place at the historic Jack House in downtown San Luis Obispo. Rachel donned a flower crown hand-crafted by her cousin, and guests were led to the gazebo to watch Rachel and Zach exchange vows [in front of a custom hanging backdrop!], and then walk down the aisle as husband and wife to the end title theme from Star Wars. Reception decor was in grey, cobalt blue, with hints of mustard yellow. Decorations were a mix of vintage, geometric shapes, and a bit of woodland inspiration. As Rachel said, “The fact that we don’t have one theme per se is very much us. There’s a bit of classic charm and a bit of geek chic – I must admit Doctor Who was an inspiration for the colors!” Dinner was cooked by family, and the evening was spent with dancing – including a wonderfully non-traditional, choreographed first dance by the newlyweds! [Did I mention Rachel works in theater??] As a parting gift, guests were each given a small succulent plant, representing life and longevity in harsh conditions.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Alexandra Wallace

Venue

Jack House and Gardens

Wedding Dress

Custom made

Wedding Shoes

Chelsea Crew via ModCloth

Earrings

Urban Outfitters, Aerie

Wedding Invitations

Vista Print

DJ

AMS Entertainment

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Moko & Company

At Moko and Company, we design welcome bags and offer locally inspired gifts to go in them. Our gift options include stately mementos, small batch snacks, locally-inspired gifts, and all around enjoyable treats for your guests. Customize welcome tote bags, labels, and stickers with your names, date, colors, designs, and more.

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Magnolia Plantation Wedding with Sequins

Elegant Weddings

If there’s any location that’s great for a weekend getaway wedding, it has to be Charleston, SC. This wedding from Troy Grover Photographers and Branch Design Studio features not only Charleston’s stunning scenery, but also tons of great ideas to scoop up and a dreamy color palette of pastel tones, gold, and just the right amount of sequins.

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

From the bride, Allison: We decided early on to have a destination wedding given how spread out all of our friends and family are across the country and overseas. We wanted a location that would feel like a fun and special weekend getaway, and Charleston fit that bill perfectly. The city has such personality and charm, it’s full of romance, celebrates hospitality, and of course has amazing food. We wanted our wedding to include all of these things!

gold glitter heels - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding rings - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

pink and orange bouquet - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins
Flower recipe: Our bouquets and table arrangements were made up of peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, coral amaryllis, white astilbe, peach lisianthus, dusty miller, jasmine vine, blush sweet peas, and lambs ear.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding ceremony seating - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wood ceremony sign - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

We wanted to incorporate color into the wedding, but still feel soft and true to the garden look of Magnolia, as well as the spring season – nothing too bold or loud. We used a sea foam watercolor look on all of our paper goods, and the bridesmaids wore varying shades of grey and mint. The flower arrangements were full of pinks and corals, and we incorporated touches of gold throughout to tie all of the details together. It was a little nerve wracking trying to envision all of the colors and textures together, but our vendors did such an amazing job and we could not have been more thrilled with how beautifully everything turned out!

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding portraits - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Neither of us are huge fans of cake, so we knew we wanted to have a different dessert. When we realized our wedding fell on pi day (3.1415), serving pies seemed like a perfect way to celebrate the date, and it added to the southern feel of the wedding. We had five different flavors and they were all incredible. We named our tables after streets that Brendon and I have lived on throughout our lives, and tied the escort cards to vintage skeleton keys. Our graphic designer (also my best friend) created a skeleton key design that we used on our menus, programs, and guest book. Within the key, she incorporated our initials and a pi sign – it was such a special and unique tie-in to the theme.

barn reception - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

sequin chevron table runner - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

reception signs - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

branch centerpiece - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Set a date to just stop the planning and start enjoying the wedding festivities. This was (fortunately) forced upon us since we had to travel out of town for the wedding. Once we left home, we were much more limited in what we could take care of last minute. Anything that wasn’t done or purchased at that point, we decided to just do without. It really allowed us to enjoy time with our friends and family in the days leading up to the wedding, rather than run around taking care of last minute details. I’m also a huge huge advocate for prioritizing wedding photography. Working with Troy & Aimee Grover was a dream, and they captured photos that we will have and cherish forever.

gold candlestick table decor - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

reception tables - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding desserts - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Hold You in My Arms,” Ray LaMontagne
Bride’s Processional: “La Vie en Rose,” Daniela Andrade
Recessional: “Homegrown,” Zac Brown Band
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter Dance: “Forever Young,” Rod Stewart
Mother/Son Dance: “Dream Big,” Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Troy Grover Photographers

Event Planning and Design

Sweetgrass Social

Florist

Branch Design Studio

Venue

Magnolia Plantation

Wedding Dress

Le Spose di Gio

Wedding Shoes

Kate Spade

Wedding Veil and Hair Accessory

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Ash & Co

Bridesmaid Dresses

Donna Morgan, Jenny Yoo

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Rings

August Stephenson

Catering

Cru Catering

Wedding Pies

Wildflour

DJ

DJ William White

Rentals

Polished, EventWorks

Stationery

Liz Kelly Design Co

Calligraphy

Flowers Are Lovely

Videography

Reel Weddings

Transportation

TriCounty Transport

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

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

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

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

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

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Handcrafted Boho Woodsy Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Vis Photography

We’re always supportive of couples who want to make their wedding day as unique as they are, so when we saw that bride Sara chose to have her grandmother act as a bridesmaid, we were sold. Sara went to town with endless DIY projects, which only added to the personalization of the day’s events you’ll see captured here by Leah of Vis Photography.

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

From the bride, Sara: I was really inspired by the stylings of Free People, BHLDN, and Anthropologie. While I realize they’re all the same company, their stylists and merchandisers have such an amazing grasp on what I wanted: a mix of vintage charm and natural, rustic woodsy touches. I’d say the look is romantic, natural, woodsy, and vintage. Our venue provided both the vintage charm and a natural setting with the ocean view, the rolling hills, and the farm animals. I incorporated my artistic side by using an airy blue watercolor effect on the invitations and the feather garland surrounding the reception space.

blue and white invitations - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

bridal fashion - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

spring bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

chalkboard wedding sign - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

blue bridesmaid details - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

bridesmaids - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding
Flower recipes: My bouquet was freesia, garden roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus, lisianthus, amaranthus, China mums, white statice, and dusty miller. The centerpieces used the succulents I’d grown, eucalyptus, bay leaf, and rosemary amongst the antlers. They smelled amazing!!

boho bridal party - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

In line with the emphasis on personalizing my big day was inviting my Grandmother to be a Bridesmaid. She has always been such a big part of my life, and I’ve always considered her more a friend than an “elder”. Not to say she isn’t wise–I can always count on her for being up for Happy Hour and for dishing out fashion tips (she always has the latest issues of Vogue and InStyle in her purse!) She picked out her own version of the bridesmaid dress and had custom, flowing, bohemian sleeves sewn on to her liking. We even included her in my bachelorette party! My Maid of Honor Kate printed out my grandmother’s face and put it on a paint stirrer. We took pictures with her everywhere with everyone all night!

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

farm weddings - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

window seating chart - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

I designed my Save the Dates, Invitations, and Thank you Cards. I cut hundreds (I think we counted 300 in all) of feathers out of scrapbook paper for garlands because I’m crazy like that, and I also painted watercolor paper in our signature blue and cut feathers out of those as well. These were also used as a detail accent in our place cards for the reception. I made the “his” and “her’s” arrow and dreamcatcher with a little help from a vendor on Etsy that provided the woodcut arrows. My mother in law and I made the druzy necklaces for my bridesmaids, as well. My Mom, Mother in Law, and Bridesmaids helped set up the altar as well as the centerpieces. I created signage from wood slices that I painted with chalkboard paint, and then used chalkboard markers for lettering. Basically, if I didn’t have anything to work on, I created a new project for myself. I just couldn’t stop. ;)

bohemian place setting - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

chalkboard signs - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

rustic wedding details - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

dreamcatcher chair decor - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

succulent centerpieces - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Do what makes you happiest. I was fortunate in that my friends and family supported me when I told them “I want antlers as centerpieces!” and “Mom! I found the perfect venue: there are dogs and horses everywhere!!!” Even though my idea of the perfect day may have sounded a little off kilter, it truly WAS my perfect day in the end because it was so personalized. Also, don’t sweat the small stuff. Really. A week before the wedding, our flower provider (props to Reyna at Mellano Wholesalers for being AWESOME) told me the peonies and anemones I’d based my bouquets off of were wilting due to an unusual heat wave. I made compromises from my “dream” and guess what? No one knew the difference, and our bouquets were still beautiful!! On the day of, take time to take it all IN. You are so busy up to that day and on THE day, it’s easy to be swept up in it all and forget to truly zero in on the details of this day that you have worked so hard to prepare. Remember the look on your mother and father’s faces when they see you in your dress for the first time. Remember how excited your bridesmaids were to get ready and have champagne and celebrate everything that you and your Groom are. Remember how your groom teared up when he saw you walking down the aisle. Remember the atrocious dance moves you did with your Dad’s best friend’s wife on the dance floor! There are so many amazing moments to be had on your day. Forget about the rest and be PRESENT for it all!

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

boho bride and groom - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

dotted boho wedding cake - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

handcrafted boho woodsy wedding - photo by Vis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-boho-woodsy-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Bloom,” The Paper Kites
Bride’s Processional: “Down The Aisleway,” composed and performed by my father
Recessional: “Someday,” The Growlers
First Dance: “We Found Each Other In The Dark,” City and Colour
Father/Daughter Dance: “Bittersweet Waltz,” written and performed by Austin Ladd Roberts III, (my father–years before he’d even met my mother and way before I was even an idea!)
Cake Cutting: “Stuck On You,” Meiko

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Vis Photography

Venue and Day-Of Coordination

The Condor's Nest Ranch

Wholesale Florist

Mellano & Company

Wedding Dress

Lazaro

Wedding Shoes

ALDO

Headpiece, Necklace, and Bracelet

BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses

The Dessy Group

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Catering

One Perfect Pear Catering

Wedding Cake

Susie Cakes

DJ

Jake Corirossi of Universal Weddings & Events

Transportation

Goldfield Stage

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Moko & Company

At Moko and Company, we design welcome bags and offer locally inspired gifts to go in them. Our gift options include stately mementos, small batch snacks, locally-inspired gifts, and all around enjoyable treats for your guests. Customize welcome tote bags, labels, and stickers with your names, date, colors, designs, and more.

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Alabama Wedding with a Vintage Inspired Bridal Party

Elegant Weddings

Whenever we come across a wedding with this much style, we know we have to share it. With bridesmaids decked out in Anthropologie lace dresses with gold pashminas and a groom dressed to kill in a glen plaid suit, this wedding is sure to inspire the sartorial side in us all. j.woodbery photography captured every bit of Brandy and Peter’s big day on a beautiful mix of digital and film photography.

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

From the bride, Brandy: We wanted a very rustic, whimsy, retro, and most of all an easy going wedding with a wild southern flair. Our color scheme was black, gold, and white. The theme was us. We wanted a party that embodied the things that we love and we wanted to share that with our friends.

engagement ring - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

bridal attire - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

groom suits - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

bouquet with magnolia leaves - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party
Bouquet recipe: We used lots of Magnolia leaves, raw cotton, moss, succulents, wheat, lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace, white garden roses, seeded Eucalyptus, and various wild berries.

bridesmaid attire - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

black lace bridesmaid dress - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

flower girl and ceremony - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

wedding ceremony - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

groom and groomsmen - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Peter and I made all of our wedding favors — it was a month long project made with a lot of love. We burned mix CDs that were filled with all of our favorite songs from Belle and Sebastian to Sonny and Cher, and Arcade Fire. We individually wrapped them and sealed them with a waxed gold seal. I also hand selected all of the flowers for the wedding that were made by my very talented friend Russell Burt. This was a family event! My father catered the wedding, my grandmother made incredible desserts and my dear friend designed the flower arrangements. Not to mention that I was also already friends with my photographer Jennifer and knew that she was amazing at her job!

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

wedding ring - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

reception centerpiece with moss - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

reception decor - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

garden wedding reception - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t try to make it perfect, life isn’t perfect– please have fun! Breath it all in and hug as many people as you can– It’s over in just a flash!

berry topped wedding cake - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer, Jennifer of j.woodbery photography: Brandy and Peter’s day was nothing shy of perfect. These two have been together since they were in high school and have been on a whirlwind of adventures together. Currently they are living in NYC while Brandy gets her MFA but the two had their wedding day in their hometown of Birmingham, AL. Sloss Furnaces was a special place for this couple and was a wonderful backdrop to the goodness of their day. We loved shooting a hybrid of film and digital for this artistic couple (Brandy is a designer and painter and Peter is a musician)! There are so many fabulous details about this lovely autumn day! Brandy’s Hayley Paige gown from Kleinfeld was to die for and the mismatched suits for the groomsmen and black and gold bridesmaids dresses all made a serious fashion statement. Brandy used to work as a floral buyer for Whole Foods and had a friend create her floral masterpieces. Her family is also gifted in the food world and provided an amazing spread (including homemade baklava instead of a groom’s cake!). Branden from A Bryan Photo was the super 8 videographer for the day and also did a beautiful job. So thankful to have been a part of this lovely day! I hope you have enjoyed the photos and a little bit of their story!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

j.woodbery photography

Florist

Russell Burt Designs

Venue

Sloss Furnaces

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige

Bridal Store

Kleinfeld

Wedding Veil

Vivien Sheriff "Sencha"

Wedding Shoes

Seychelles via BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses

Anthropologie "Lace Topography Sheath"

Pashminas

ChicShawlz

Groom's Suit and Tie

J.Crew

Catering

Jerry Bajalia and Staff (Voodoo Birmingham)

Wedding Cake

Louise's Cakes N Things

Music

Bad Brad & The Sipsey Slims

Videography

A Bryan Photo

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Transportation

1965 Ford Galaxie

Daily Pick

Caterina Jewelry

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

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

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Fun and Colorful Wedding in Savannah

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

The Schultzes

Of all the things we love, weddings that are as much of a party as they are a celebration of love is right up at the top of the list. The Schultzes, Willow Event Design, and Joey McDermott put together some of their best work for Lindy and Jason’s wedding, which included incredible bursts of color and confetti at every turn for one heck of a beautiful day!

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

From the bride, Lindy: Creating from my heart, and celebrating love is at the heart of my core and what I love about being an artist and designer. Our wedding was a rare opportunity for me to bring our love to life and to give Jason, along with our friends and family, the gift of an experience to celebrate that love. We also wanted to invite our friends and family into our world here in Savannah and share with them pieces of the life we’ve built together. We wanted to celebrate our love, and the love of our family and friends. I always said – if there was a world created from our love, our wedding day would be a glimpse into what that world would look like – and that’s what we based every single decision on. We wanted the day to be fun and lighthearted.

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

birdcage veils - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

wedding paper goods - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

wedding shoes - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

colorful bright bouquet - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah
Wedding bouquet: My bouquet included pink, white, and yellow ranunculus, hot pink and white anemones, billy balls, fuchsia peonies, blue delphenium, white feverfew, white scabiosa, and dark purple lisianthus.

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

bright bridesmaid dresses - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

We aren’t afraid of color and knew that it would play a big part in the look of our wedding. We chose white and grey as our core colors, with fuchsia, yellow, coral, kelly green, bright blue, and purple as our accent colors. We also mixed in silver and gold accents. We kept the décor simple for the ceremony, letting the beauty of Savannah shine. We set up the chairs to create a close knit semi-circle, and adorned the back rows with fabric streamers. We had a welcome table set up so guests could congregate, get a cool glass of water when they arrived, and be welcomed by us through a welcome sign/message. We also had large white balloons with fabric streamers around the square.

colorful ribbon chair backs - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

wedding ceremony - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

wedding ceremony - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

confetti recessionals - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

The confetti girls lined the aisle with multi-colored confetti for me to walk down and our guests showered us with confetti as we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. They wore adorable, custom-designed dresses from Vesper Clothier who was wonderful to work with. After that, guests had two “to-go” drinks to choose from to have in hand as they walked to Ships of the Sea for the reception (thanks to Savannah’s brilliant open container law!). We also had pedi-cabs waiting for guests after the ceremony so they could get a ride from the square to Ships of the Sea. We wanted to continue with our colorful, fun and whimsical reception world full of love with the and this is really where it came to life.

grooms bow tie - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

The reception featured long, family style tables with a mix of glass, milk glass, and mason jars holding a mix of bright, colorful, and whimsical flowers. Gracing the tables, along with the mix of flowers, were peaches and bunches of cotton – a nod to our love of the South – along with some paper flowers. Each table had a grey and white table runner – a mix of stripes and polka dots – so each table was a little different. Each guest had their name card waiting for them with a little bundle of love, including a thank you note and the menu for the evening.

peach wedding decor - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical reception decor - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

paper flower ceiling - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

The biggest labor of love was the paper flower installation that hung over the dance floor. This was a creation straight from my heart and I couldn’t have made it happen without the help of Jason, my father, my mother, sister and a group of loving friends who help me create the 200 flowers that hung from it. I had a vision for this and I can’t thank everyone enough for helping it come to life. We wanted an explosion of color to hang above us as we celebrated the night away and it was magical!

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

orange wedding accents - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

banner flag table number - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Your wedding day is just that – yours. The two of you. We knew early on that we had a unique vision to celebrate our love and that was what guided each decision we made. We infused our story, personalities, and things we love in every detail of our day. We truly wanted our wedding day to be a glimpse into our love, the life we’ve built together, and the life we want to lead as a married couple. Our best piece of advice beyond that would be to enjoy and savor your engagement, the week leading up to the big day, and your wedding day as much as possible. Ask for help. In some cases, just because you can do it all doesn’t mean you should. We were truly blown away by the generosity of our friends and family. Having their help, incorporating their talents, and having them be such an integral part of making our wedding day happen made it that much more special to us. So many details are woven with family traditions and would not have been possible with the help of our family and friends. We would also advise couples to carefully select the partners and vendors you work with. You are placing so much trust in them to help pull off a day that means so much to you. Communication is key and trusting them to do their part is a huge leap of faith. Listen to your gut, and don’t be convinced you “need” this or that to make your day complete – the world of wedding planning can be extremely overwhelming and remembering that this day is about your marriage and starting your life together as husband and wife is key. As fun and beautiful as all the pretty little details are, there is nothing more important than the fact that the day is the beginning of your marriage.

confetti themed weddings - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

embroidery hoop backdrops - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah

whimsical and colorful wedding in Savannah - photo by The Schultzes http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-and-colorful-wedding-in-savannah


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Mirrors,” Justin Timberlake (piano version)
Bride’s Processional: “Somebody to Love,” Queen (piano version)
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Father/Daughter Dance: “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond
Mother/Son Dance: “Just the Way You Are,” Billy Joel

Wedding Vendors

Photography

The Schultzes

Event Planning

East Taylor Creative

Floral Design

Willow Event Design

Ceremony Venue

Chatham Square

Reception Venue

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero

Bridal Shop

Bijou Bridal

Wedding Veil

Bride's mother's veil altered by Jaclyn Jordan NYC

Wedding Shoes, Purse, Reception Necklace

Kate Spade

Hair

Hannah Minkowitz of Towne Salon

Makeup

Emily from Dollface by Jules

Bridesmaid Dresses

Dessy Group, Eliza J from Nordstrom, Kanali K

Confetti Girl Dresses

Vesper Clothing

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Groom's Bow Tie

Down South Tie Co.

Groomsmen Attire

Macy's, J. Parker Ltd., The Tie Bar

Caterer

Zunzi's

Ice Cream Cart

Leopold's

Donuts

Baker's Pride

Cupcakes

Back in the Day Bakery, Mabel's Cupcake Emporium

DJ

James from All About You Entertainment

Rentals

Amazing Event Rentals

Guestbook

CLB Creative

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

East Taylor Creative

Transportation

Old Town Trolley

Videography

Two Cents Photo + Film

Winter Wedding Ideas with an Amaranthus Chandelier

Wedding Design

Few things make us think of romance as much as the idea of eloping, so we’re especially thrilled to share today’s styled shoot from Sweetlife Photography and Heirbloom Floral. Some of Portland’s best wedding vendors teamed up to create a styled scene full of hot fuchsia, cool teal, pops of gold, and an amaranthus chandelier we’d love to try for ourselves!

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

From the event designer, Heirbloom Floral: Creative collaboration can truly make something beautiful, magical, and most importantly, inspiring. I had the pleasure of teaming up with Sweetlife Photography and several other Portland wedding vendors to represent some of the finest local talents. Together, we created our Boho-Bliss Winterland Elopement photo shoot and it was nothing short of perfection. A blanket of snow, vibrant florals, and gold-dipped feathers inspired this enchanting jewel-toned elopement inspiration. Our bride and groom represent beauty, love, spontaneity, and utter bliss, and Oregon’s Mount Hood was the most ideal location to conceive this wonderfully eclectic elopement. The snow covered evergreens, crisp air, and the nearby running river were invigorating and tied the story of our shoot together effortlessly.

fuchsia and purple bouquet - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

feather wedding decor - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

Our beautiful bride has a very soft and feminine style. Face Body Beauty went with a neutral color palette for her face and eye makeup, and a lovely pop of rich color on her lips. Her loose, free-flowing curls captured the aesthetics of our bohemian bride and brought a confidence to her that shines in every photo. Her gorgeous gown was provided by The English Department, and was without a doubt the most perfect dress. The ‘Samantha’ dress, designed by Leanne Marshall (Season 5 Project Runway winner), has a beautiful ivory Alençon lace sculpted bustier bodice with a full-gathered silk chiffon skirt. Finding a dress that would organically “flow” was something Sweetlife Photography envisioned and this dress did not disappoint! The bridal accessories were also provided by The English Department to complete our bride’s look. Designer Mignonne Handmade created her unique floral headpiece, affectionately named the ‘Portland Rose’, and features brass flowers and leaves, glass rhinestones, and pearls. The English Department designed her sash—a double strand of gold cased rhinestones on an ivory silk grosgrain ribbon. Finally, to bring in some boldness and represent a little excitement and winter-spontaneity, we incorporated a peacock blue stole from Anthropologie to keep her warm on her special day.

gold paper goods - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

groom boutonnieres - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

Our handsome groom is styled with a paisley printed collared shirt, navy blue bow tie, and a maroon quilted blazer—all provided by Scotch & Soda. His quilted blazer works nicely in our winter setting, and gives him a cozy yet dapper look. My vision for our sweetheart table included a floral chandelier to display above, so we found a quiet spot that perfectly nestled-in our table, cake display, and beverage bar. Vintage Mingle provided the most complimentary props and décor for our shoot (my personal favorite being the vintage sled). Each piece used was meant to reflect the couple’s stylish personality. Vintage books, antique brass vases, fruits, nuts, and lavender vessels all played a part in our tablescape to create texture and add variance in color. The palette of vibrant magentas and purples, peacock blues and accents of sparkly gold, was just the right contrast to the glowing white snow in the background.

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

calligraphy menu - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

purple and fuchsia wedding decor - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

Our delectable cake with a gold stripe finish was provided by Palace Cakes, which was placed on top of a plum colored cake stand and finished off with magenta roses for the cake topper. Tribes ‘n Pines beautifully hand-lettered our invitation and menu card. Incorporating feathers and gold ink were subtle details that helped tell the story and style of our couple. Being able to design and provide the flowers was my favorite part of the shoot. My small business, Heirbloom Floral, aims to create unique, romantic and whimsical arrangements. In this shoot, I used bright magenta roses, violet lisianthus, silver brunia, fuchsia amaranthus, and loads of seeded eucalyptus. Our floral chandelier, cake topper roses, and small garland for our sled are fun ways I ignited creative interest for our shoot. Nothing excited me more than finding unique ways to incorporate our florals and enhance the beauty of the day!

chair back signs - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

fuchsia floral arrangements - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

gold feather backdrop - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

outdoor cake table - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

While elopements are usually a spontaneous decision and quickly planned, our hope is to inspire couples to still make it their dream day. We wanted to capture the realism of an elopement, but bring in elements of playfulness, free spirits, and creativity. The day was full of excitement, unexpected details and lots of love! Sweetlife Photography truly captured the essence of our shoot and you can see how exceptional their work is in every photo produced. At the end of their special day, our couple bundled up with blankets, piled some firewood on their sled, and made a small fire while drinking cinnamon-cranberry mulled wine. I could not have created or styled this whole shoot without the help of our talented vendors. I hope this leaves others with a sense of excitement, inspiration, and of course, love.

pomegranate drinks - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

gold and white wedding cake - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sweetlife Photography

Floral Design and Event Styling

Heirbloom Floral

Wedding Dress

Leanne Marshall

Bridal Store

The English Dept.

Headpiece

Mignonne Handmade "Portland Rose"

Fur Stole

Anthropologie

Hair and Makeup

Face Body Beauty

Wedding Cake

Palace Cakes

Rentals

Vintage Mingle Rentals and Petite Events

Stationery

Tribes N Pines

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Romantic Garden Wedding in North Carolina

Romantic Weddings

If ever there were a wedding that perfectly encapsulated “elegant rustic,” it would be this beauty from Connection Photography. Fusing glam details with good old fashioned southern charm, Mary Margaret and Michael’s wedding was nothing short of memorable for their truly once-in-a-lifetime event.

romantic garden wedding in North Carolina - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

From the bride, Mary Margaret: Fearrington Village absolutely exudes southern hospitality and rustic elegance. In choosing a style and feeling for our once in a lifetime event, my husband and I, both natives of North Carolina, envisioned a southern wedding as unique and exceptional as Fearrington Village itself. Above all, a truly memorable and fun celebration with our closest friends and families was at the top of our wish list.

romantic wedding invitations - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

floral bridesmaid dress - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

winter bridal party - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

red wedding bouquet - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina
Flower recipe: Boronia heather, garden roses, amaranthus, ranunculus, hypericum, clematis, anemone, astrantia, dahlias, celosia, lisianthus, rosehips, pepperberry, and veronica.

romantic garden wedding in North Carolina - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

floral wedding details - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

Overall, our wedding could be described as rustic, elegant, bold, romantic, and whimsical. In combination with the charming and naturally graceful backdrop that Fearrington Village provided, our primary inspiration for the color scheme began with the bridesmaids dresses, fashioned from a luscious and bold floral brocade in shades of pink, purple, and red, with gold stitching throughout. This romantic botanical motif in rich berry hues, along with touches of sparkling gold, were incorporated in every aspect of the wedding, and provided an unexpected and refreshing divergence from the more prevalent colors of Fall in North Carolina. The undeniably talented owner/designer of the bespoke paper boutique, Indigo and Company (and one of my bridesmaids!), further translated this theme into custom invitations, ceremony programs, and dinner menus.

lace wedding dress - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

ceremony processional - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

wedding ceremony - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

rainy day weddings - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

romantic garden wedding in North Carolina - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

Another more subtle motif carried throughout the day was that of a moon and stars. This was illustrated in our ceremony recessional, “Starlight” by Muse, our first dance song, “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra, our cake topper, and a giant glittering gold half crescent moon made out of wood that guests could actually sit on for photo opportunities during the reception. In fact, the idea for the giant moon originated from a much-loved vintage image of my grandparents as young adults posing on such a moon, as was common in the first half of the 20th century. Displayed alongside the photo booth, the timeless image of my grandparents gave a nostalgic nod to the past, while the new moon allowed for the formation of fresh memories with family and friends.

gold table number - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

rustic inspired weddings - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

romantic place setting - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

Any advice for couples planning their wedding now? Plan ahead! When the official wedding date is first set, it may feel like a lifetime away, and that there is an endless amount of time to plan. This period of time is the most ideal in which to go ahead a start considering caterers, musicians, photographers, and any other big ticket vendors, as many of these folks become entirely booked a year or more in advance. Make the effort to do the research while there are still plenty of fish in the sea to choose from, then go ahead and pull the trigger! Chances are, you will still be thrilled with these decisions on the day of the wedding if you are staying true to yourself and your vision. Another piece of advice – be as flexible as warranted for any given situation that does not go exactly as planned (because nothing ever goes exactly as planned!), and always have a backup strategy up your sleeve. Make a valiant effort to remain calm and level-headed about circumstances that cannot be controlled, such as the weather. Our wedding day was undoubtedly gloomy and uncharacteristically chilly for the time of year. Because of the dreadful weather, however, we had the ability to serve hot apple cider and enjoy a real wood fire in the stone fireplace during the ceremony without fear of broiling our guests. Furthermore, use was actually made of the tonal pashminas provided to each guest in order to “have and to hold, and shelter them from the cold.” Sometimes, the silver lining to an undesirable situation turns out to be even more fabulous than if the original plan had gone off without a hitch.

romantic tablescapes - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

winter floral arrangements - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

kraft paper details - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina

ruffled wedding cake - photo by Connection Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-garden-wedding-in-north-carolina


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Haydn’s Andante No. 7
Bride’s Processional: Bach’s Wachet Auf
Recessional: “Starlight,” Muse
First Dance: “Fly Me to the Moon,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Location: Pittsboro, NC / Photographer: Connection Photography / Wedding Planner: Cheryl-Anne Kast of Fearrington Village / Florist: Mary Stevens of Fearrington Village / Venue: The Garden Terrace at Fearrington Village / Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hairpiece and Earrings: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Ericksen Hair and Makeup / Bridesmaid’s Dress: Alice + Olivia / Bridesmaid’s Shoes and Pashmina: J.Crew / Earrings and Bracelet: Nadri / Groom and Groomsmen Suit and Shirt: Jos A. Bank / Groom and Groomsmen Tie: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Fearrington Village / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music: Corda Entertainment / Reception Music: Groovetown Band / Wedding Invitations: Indigo and Company / Transportation: Carolina Livery

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The Blooming Bride

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

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

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

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Elegant Country Wedding at Barley Sheaf Farm

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Lev Kuperman

We know wedding planning can be associated with high-stakes decisions and stressful moments putting details together, so it’s always refreshing to hear a bride say she wants her wedding day to feel like “hosting a dinner in our own garden followed by an incredibly energetic dance party.” The perfect team to bring this to reality was Lev Kuperman behind the camera and Sebesta Design in control of floral design, who both knocked it far out of the park for Joann and Chris’ wedding day.

elegant country wedding at Barley Sheaf Farm - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

From the bride, Joann: Chris and I met on September 13, 2009 while waiting in line to get into a bar in NYC. We were complete strangers with no common friends and no common ties, who happened to be at the right place at the right time. Thinking back to how we met always brings a smile to our faces, so we were ecstatic when our first choice venue called to say they had September 13th open. What better way to celebrate 5 years of meeting than to get married? We appreciated that our wedding was one of the rare moments in our lives where we could have the majority of people we love under one roof. Since my family lives all the way in the Philippines, we asked our immediate families and closest friends to stay at the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. It was a lot of fun to call the Inn our home for the weekend along with the special people in our lives. Our vision was to celebrate our weekend entirely outdoors starting with a BBQ rehearsal dinner on the Inn’s patio and culminating with a morning after brunch. We wanted our wedding day to feel relaxed, as if we were hosting a dinner in our own garden followed by an incredibly energetic dance party.

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

bride getting ready - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

navy bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

pastel wedding bouquet - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm
Bouquet recipe: Blush cafe au lait dahlias, antique romantica cabbage spray roses, ivory lisianthus blossoms, white ranunculus, white scabiosa and small blue green echeveria rosettes for accents.

ceremony seating - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

ceremony processionals - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

wedding ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

wedding ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

We wanted our celebration to be simple, yet intimate and romantic. We used a lot of light colors and earthy tones to create a clean look that was both pretty and rustic. We also loved the idea of maximizing the 80+ acre property as much as we could by having separate locations for the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and after-party. Unfortunately, it rained for a few hours in the afternoon, relocating our outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour to the barn. The barn, with its wooden beams and hanging chandelier thankfully lent an even more intimate feel to our exchange of vows. We were inspired by sunset and dusk colors, string lights, greenery and wood. We used blush, peach, ivory and butter with small pops of color and gold accents for our decor and chose french blue for our bridesmaids/groomsmen attire because it’s a flattering color and one of our favorites. We did not have any DIY projects, but we sourced many items on our own. These included custom burlap runners, chalk boards, candles, jelly jars, lace ribbons for our cocktail tables and various other design items from independent sources on Etsy.

watercolor escort cards - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

tented wedding reception - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

garden wedding receptions - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

dahlia centerpiece - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

elegant place setting - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

We mixed round and rectangular tables for our reception with every table having a unique composition of flowers. Our florist achieved this look by using autumn clematis vine, cafe au lait dahlias, chamomile, cabbage spray roses, raspberry scabiosa, and white ranunculus as a base for both table shapes, but using different vases and adding pops of color. Round tables included rose astrantia and fresh lavender in the mix, which were arranged in gold mercury glass vases. Rectangular tables added butter stock, butter yellow freesia, queen anne’s lace and pink and purple cosmos to the base and were styled in mason jars and bottle bud vases.

sweetheart table - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

illustrated table number - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

elegant wedding centerpieces - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

unique table numbers - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

romantic wedding cake - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1) Have fun while tackling the various aspects of wedding planning! We were fortunate in that we were able to provide our own alcohol to the venue, so Chris and I planned personal wine tastings for two weeks in our apartment. We opened a bottle each night to taste which wines we wanted to serve at our wedding. This allowed us to add another personal touch and gave us a chance to unwind together. 2) Have a solid rain plan. Assuming it rains all day at your wedding, how will it affect every aspect of your day? Discuss it in detail with all of your vendors and use their knowledge to help create a plan you will be comfortable with. It was very important to us that we have a beautiful indoor ceremony location if things didn’t pan out and we didn’t get the sunny fall day every couple hopes for. We passed on numerous venues for this reason, and we are so glad we did. It rained for a few hours the afternoon of our wedding and plan B kicked into effect seamlessly. 3) The best part of our wedding was the unbelievable high we felt from being surrounded by family and friends under one roof with one goal in mind: to celebrate us as a couple. What better way to thank them for the impact they made in our lives than to make our wedding fun, comfortable, and easy for them? By that I mean, splurge on reliable transportation to take guests to and from your venue, ensure you have plenty of good food (people will get hungry after all that dancing and everyone appreciates a few sliders at the end of the night, trust me), have a wide selection of drinks and abundance of coffee, and try to say hi to every table during dinner. 4) Last and most importantly, know that the day will go by quickly. This is something every bride hears… but really, it’s hard to take it seriously until the day comes. Take a few minutes during your ceremony and your reception to block out everything but how you are feeling that exact moment and just take it all in. Allow yourself to be aware of and truly feel surrounded by all the love of family and friends. When I look back on our wedding, I try to relive that moment and it still gives me butterflies.

elegant country wedding at Barley Sheaf Farm - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

elegant country wedding at Barley Sheaf Farm - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

wedding smores - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm

elegant country wedding at Barley Sheaf Farm - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-country-wedding-at-barley-sheaf-farm


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Wedding Music:
Prelude: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley and “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Newlywed Entrance: “Where the Party At,” Nelly and Jagged Edge
First Dance: “The Way I Am,” Ingrid Michaelson
During the cocktail hour, we wanted the string quartet to play a combination of classic wedding songs, oldies, and more recent hits. Chris and I wanted everyone to be on their feet most of the evening and DJ Taiga delivered by mixing upbeat classics (Elvis, The Beatles) with our version of old school hip hop (Notorious BIG, Nelly, Yung Joc). Given that so many of our guests are close friends from high school and college, we requested songs from 1998-2007, throwbacks we knew they would love. As people were eating, romantic, folksy tunes by artists such as Jose Gonzalez and Iron and Wine played in the background.

Wedding Location: Bucks County, PA / Photographer: Lev Kuperman / Florist: Sebesta Design / Venue and Caterer: The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm / Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo / Wedding Veil: Bridal Reflections / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Earrings and Bracelet: designed by the bride’s mother / Hair and Makeup: Aleksandra and Jackie from Makeup by Aleksandra Ambrozy / Bridal Party Attire: Amsale and DKNY / Groom’s Suit: Mr. Ned / Bow Tie and Pocket Square: The Tie Bar / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale / Wedding Cake: The Caketeria / Favors: Bouchon Bakery chocolate chip cookies / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musician: Elegance String Quartet / DJ: DJ Taiga of Remixologists / Wedding Invitations: Momental Designs / Officiant: James O’Brien of Journeys of the Heart / Videographer: Tree of Life Films / Transportation: Sterling Limousine

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Sue Gallo Designs

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

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

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

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

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

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A Fun Food Truck Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Majesta Patterson

I’ll admit it; I used to think it would be difficult to make a food truck wedding elegant. Well no more, because this backyard California wedding from Majesta Patterson has completely proven me wrong! Cole and Caitlin’s wedding day was full of good eats, lovely floral design, and bistro string lights. Prepare to be blown away by this endlessly sophisticated wedding:

A Sophisticated Food Truck Wedding - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

From the bride, Caitlin: We wanted our wedding to be super laid back and fun for everyone involved; we saw it as a great opportunity to bring family and friends together and have an amazing evening making memories. It was so great to have the people that we love and cherish there to celebrate with us, and we wanted that to be the focus and not get hung up on too many little details. We wanted everyone to feel relaxed, have some great food, dance to some awesome music, and just enjoy spending time with loved ones.

A Sophisticated Food Truck Wedding - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

white and red bouquet - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Baby Blue Tweedia, Snow on the mountain, Burgundy Pom Pom Dahlias, Red Hypericum Berries, Baby pink spray roses, Soft Yellow/White/Peach Ruffle Stalk, Hot Pink Asters, Yellow and Red Ranunculus, Miniature Fire and Ice spray roses, Baby Blue Bella Donna, Ruffled Tulips, Yellow Spray Roses, White Larkspur, Dark Blue Delphinium Belladonna, White Lisianthus.

groom boutonnieres - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

groom and groomsmen - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

ceremony backdrops - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

intimate wedding ceremony - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

A Sophisticated Food Truck Wedding - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

My wedding could probably be best described as simple and classic, with vintage elements, and a soft color palette with the occasional pops of color (brought in largely by the flowers used in the bouquets and on the tables). Everything felt light and soft with just the right amount of contrast. There were several DIY projects, including the menus, table numbers, the “ribbon wall,” escort cards and the display they were attached to, bride and groom chair backs, cake topper, ring box, wooden gate with bride and groom’s initials, stands for the vintage windows displayed at the altar and behind the sweetheart table, the game of “life-sized Jenga,” hangers for the bride’s/bridesmaids’ dresses, and several pieces of refinished vintage furniture. The wedding planner along with my mom and dad totally rocked at all of these DIY projects!

paper goods decor - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

backyard receptions - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

A Sophisticated Food Truck Wedding - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

bistro wedding receptions - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

A Sophisticated Food Truck Wedding - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My best advice for couples would be to relax and be adaptable when planning your wedding—especially if you are doing it long distance, which is becoming more and more common these days. If you would have asked me a few years ago how I expected my wedding planning to go, I would’ve said, “I don’t need a wedding planner, I can totally do everything myself.” Little did I know that I would be planning a wedding long distance, and wouldn’t have the freedom to fly back and forth between Omaha and the Bay Area to get my hands dirty in all the little details. I was able come up with a vision for the big day, but needed to leave the execution in my mom’s and my wedding planner’s hands (yes, I did get a wedding planner after all, and she was a huge blessing to us). I learned through the process that it’s okay to trust your vision to other people—no, I didn’t get to do every DIY project myself, and I didn’t get to see everything first hand before the big day, but guess what? I had a beautiful wedding and reception, the planning process wasn’t stressful, and the most important part was that I got to marry my best friend that day—that’s all that ultimately matters for any bride or groom.

dessert table ideas - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

A Sophisticated Food Truck Wedding - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

organic tablescapes - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

backyard wedding receptions - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding

A Sophisticated Food Truck Wedding - photo by Majesta Patterson http://ruffledblog.com/a-sophisticated-food-truck-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “A Thousand Years” (Instrumental version), Christina Perri / Performed by Sam Talbert
Bride’s Processional: “Be Thou My Vision” (Instrumental version), Performed by Sam Talbert
Communion: “Your Love is Extravagant,” The Almost / Performed by Sam Talbert
Recessional: “Good Time,” Owl City
First dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley

From the photographer, Majesta Patterson: Marrying tradition with modern design, Cole and Caitlin held a sweet, rustic wedding at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View. Planning all the way from Nebraska, they carefully chose the perfect details and vendors – from their food truck spread to their gorgeous tablescapes. I love that Caitlin chose to add pops of color in her bouquets while keeping the bridesmaid dresses mismatched and neutral! Cole adorned a classic navy blue suit, my absolute favorite suit color of the season. Let’s just talk about their tablescapes for a second – one of my favorite details from their wedding! Like all good things, the layers to their table created a perfect balance to create a homey and inviting feel to their reception. With custom menu’s nailed to wood blocks and mismatched glass vases to hold their delicate wild flowers. Napkins were wrapped and placed in cute buckets to carry the food truck theme, placed on a natural wood board atop their light blue table runners. And lastly, the overhead bistro lighting created a warm environment for their guests to dine under. It truly was a charming celebration!

Wedding Location: Mountain View, CA / Photographer: Majesta Patterson / Wedding Coordinator and Florist: Donna Renee (pnkblublonde @ comcast.net) / Venue: Rengstorff House / Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige / Wedding Veil: Watters via Rhylan Lang Bridal Salon / Wedding Shoes: Betsey Johnson, Vans / Bride’s Accessories: Nadri / Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Food Truck: Eat on Monday / Wedding Cake: Icing on the Cake / Ceremony Musician: Sam Talbert / DJ: Gabriel Cortez – “Sweethearts” / Rentals: Danny Thomas Party Rentals / Wedding Invitations: Vista Print

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Colorful LA Wedding at The Fig House

Whimsical Weddings

Los Angeles’ The Fig House is undoubtedly one of our favorite new venues on the block, so you can imagine how excited we are to share this stunner of a wedding from Christine Farah Photography, CCL Weddings & Events, and The Vine’s Leaf. It’s jam-packed with color, geometric details, and great ideas (like the hangover kit for guests to take home), so let’s jump on in!

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

From the bride, Jennie: We wanted something fun and lively, really a party atmosphere because that’s what a wedding is a big fun party. Fun. Bright. Colorful. Modern. Festive. Geometric. We didn’t have a theme really, but we wanted to work with what the venue already had to make it really seamless.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

Louboutin wedding shoes - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

Colorful LA Wedding at the Fig House - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

spring wedding bouquets - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house
Bouquet recipe: I have really bad allergies, so we told our florist to keep the florals to little to no scent. They included orchids, hydrangea, ranunculus, lisianthus, and anemones.

colorful wedding signs - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

first looks - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

Colorful LA Wedding at the Fig House - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

wedding ceremony - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

wedding ceremony - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

ceremony recessionals - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

geometric paper goods - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

colorful reception tables - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

sequin tablecloths - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

Colorful LA Wedding at the Fig House - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Focus on what you want and not what everyone else wants. Try to remember as much of the day as possible because it will go by so quickly.

Colorful LA Wedding at the Fig House - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

geometric floor decals - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

table number ideas - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

geometric wedding signs - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

Fig House weddings - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

wedding hangover kits - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

gold wedding cakes - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house

Colorful LA Wedding at the Fig House - photo by Christine Farah Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-la-wedding-at-the-fig-house


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Latch,” Sam Smith (acoustic)
Recessional: “Just Like Heaven,” The Cure
First Dance: “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Photographer: Christine Farah Photography / Wedding Planning and Design: CCL Weddings & Events / Florist: The Vine’s Leaf / Venue: The Fig House / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS / Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang / Caterer: M Grill Brazilian BBQ / Alcohol and Bar: Sunseris / Wedding Cake: Merely Sweets / Dessert: PopGram / Wedding Music: Dean Hata / Rentals: Town and Country / Stationery Design: Lani Choi / Hand Letters: Skye Cho #fontgirl

Winona Lake Elopement

Elopements

Photos by:

Colagrossi Studio

As we slowly shift gears to cozying up for Fall, this elopement from our very own Amy’s sister is the perfect way to kickstart our Fall weddings. When you come across an elopement this sweet, it can be pretty tempting to throw away all of your seating plans and spend your wedding day with just your honey like Chloe and Evan chose to do with their adorable baby. One of the few witnesses of their nuptials was Colagrossi Studio, who was there to record all of the day’s sweetness for posterity.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

From the bride, Chloe: I was interested in a vintage styled wedding with a rustic feel. It was important for me to keep things simple and elegant, yet fun. Some adjectives that describe the look of my wedding would be rustic, vintage, woodsy, bohemian, and elegant. There wasn’t necessarily a color scheme, but I did incorporate soft, blush pinks into both my flowers and high-heels. Most of the wedding was DIY, from my floral headband to the ceremonial arch decor. We made a bohemian-styled tent from multicolored blankets that draped over tree branches, along with several decorative paper projects.

pink wedding shoes - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

bride getting ready - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

groom looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

balloon first looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

first looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement
Flower recipe: Spray roses, echinacea pods, billy balls, lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, overtime babies breath, waxflower.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

elopement processional - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

wedding ceremony - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

wedding ceremony recessional - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

bridal cover ups - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? There are so many decisions to be made when planning your wedding, so remember to take a deep breath and slow down when you need to. The ultimate goal of your wedding should be to enjoy yourselves, each other’s company, and to celebrate the love that the two of you share.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

picnic wedding ideas - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

elopement inspiration - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

picnic wedding ideas - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

newlyweds with cupcakes - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement


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Wedding Music:
“I Will Follow You into the Dark,” Bright Eyes
“First Day of My Life,” Bright Eye s(this was the song that we walked out into the field while played by Corey Drake on the guitar)
“Such Great Heights,” Postal Service
“You and I,” Wilco

Colagrossi Studios also made a video – take a quick minute or two to watch it:

Wedding Location: Winona Lake, IN / Photographer and Videographer: Colagrossi Studio / Florist: Stephanie Morris of Creative Floral Designs / Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini via David’s Bridal / Desserts: Betty’s Cake Shop / Musician: Corey Drake, guitar

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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Belgenny Farm Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Willow & Co.

Whenever I see a wedding with a pastel color palette, it seems to immediately calm me down. There’s something about muted shades of pink, purple, and yellow that just instantly relaxes you, don’t you agree? With Red Poppies taking care of the floral arrangements and Willow & Co. behind the camera, it’s little wonder how Laura and Zachary’s wedding turned out as beautiful as it did.

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

From the bride, Laura: We wanted our wedding to have a relaxed feel and be more like a big family dinner rather than an event! We chose our reception location because it was in a big granary which gave us the country, rustic style that we love. We wanted to keep a few traditional elements as well as some modern ones like our semi-naked cake made by our good friend Holly. We kept the colours to soft pastels and lots of white with soft light to keep it romantic. And I just wanted as many fairy lights as possible!

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bride and pets - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

white wedding bouquet - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding
Bouquet recipe: White, ivory and antique roses, lisianthus, freesias, wax flowers, hyacinths, David Austin roses and sandy ivory “sahara” roses. We also went to the flower markets the morning before the wedding to pick up blushing brides and extra roses in antique.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Our colour scheme included lots of white and soft pastel colours in the floral arrangements including white and ivory, champagne, antique and caramel. Luckily we have some very creative family members. My mum hand wrote the table seating arrangements and all of the menus on little paper bags that we popped a baguette in from Luxe Bakery. She also decorated the flower jars that we collected from various second hand and op-shops. Zachary’s mum hand made the twine lanterns by wrapping white twine soaked in glue around a balloon and then popping the balloon once the glue dried. She also made the hanging jars with the fairy lights inside. Zachary’s sister made the candle bonbonniere from glasses she collected from second-hand and op-shops. My dad handmade the table numbers and our good friend Holly made the semi-naked cake which was caramel mud with chocolate ganache and honeycomb layers. We also ordered boxes of Saxby’s soft drinks in every flavour to toast with instead of champagne since I was becoming the newest member of the Saxby family.

bride and groom - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

place card ideas - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

small rose centerpieces - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Enlist as much help from family and friends as possible but make sure you give as much direction and clarity of ideas as possibly to ensure you get what you want. 2. Get creative because it saves you money, is fun if you are well organised and don’t leave it to the last minute and the personal touches will be very well received. 3. Remember that it is yours and your partners wedding and make choices that best reflect you and how you want the day to be.

newlywed toast - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

rustic menu signs - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

newlyweds cutting cake - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon performed by Zach’s cousins on string instruments
Signing of the Registry: “Arithmetic,” Brooke Fraser
Recessional: “I Got You,” Duke Dumont
First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontange

Wedding Location: Camden, Sydney, Australia / Photographer: Willow & Co. / Florist: Penny Redmond of Red Poppies / Ceremony Venue: St John’s Church / Reception Venue and Caterer: Belgenny Farm / Wedding Dress: Pronovias “Laherie” via Marry Me Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Diana Ferrari / Rings: Karen Deakin Antique Jewellery / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Truese – Premonition, Gabriella and Bella in ‘tearose’ / Groom’s Suit: Ron Bennett / Wedding Cake: Holly Sylvester / DJ: Wedding DJ Hire / Wedding Invitations: Paper and Stuff / Transportation: Mark 4 Jaguars via Classic Bridal Cars

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

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

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

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

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Alabama Railyard Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Ashley Kickliter

Having a bride submit her wedding is always a treat, especially when it’s as lovingly put together as this one. Lane and Thomas’ Alabama wedding was a true labor of love — the couple pooled their talents with those of friends and family to restore an old cotton warehouse into the incredibly beautiful site you’re about to see, complete with touches of greenery, attractive furniture rentals, and endless twinkle lights. Thank you Ashley Kickliter for photographing the day!

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

From the bride, Lane: From the beginning, I had been drawn to the mix of the romantic and the industrial: steel beams intertwining with greenery, reclaimed letters leaned against old brick, a flowing white dress in the middle of a warehouse district, and cascading flowers contrasted against concrete. One day, about a week after we got engaged, I stumbled upon an overgrown loading dock in the middle of our tiny town’s warehouse district. It had never been used as any kind of event space, and it was in complete disrepair, but it somehow felt like the perfect place for us to be married. Along with a group of friends, over the course of our six month engagement, we transformed a charming old cotton warehouse into an venue space worthy of hosting our ceremony and reception. We power washed, hung lights, and even tore down walls. It was an absurd amount of work, but Thomas and I still think of those work days with our friends as some of our fondest wedding memories.

rustic wedding invitations - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

bridal fashion - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

green white bouquets - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding
Flower recipe: One of my closest friends, a brilliant floral designer, helped me to transform our industrial setting into the wildly romantic, overgrown setting I’d pictured. She designed all of our floral pieces, including hanging greenery, flower crowns, and a head table dripping with white flowers and garland. My cascading bouquet was a mix of peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, gypsophila orion, and lisanthius.

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

lace wedding details - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

With the overgrown loading dock venue, we really wanted to capture the feeling of an outdoor music festival. We had concert poster-sized invitations that I designed and screenprinted. The wedding was catered by a food truck that had been the site of a remarkable number of me and Thomas’ dates over the years. The desserts, boasting everything from cakes to cobblers to pies, were handmade by a talented baker and dear friend in her college-apartment kitchen the night and day before the wedding. My mom, whose personal taste and style far exceeds my own, collected channel letters to hand from the rafters of the warehouse and two living rooms-worth of vintage furniture to create incredible lounge areas. And, for our big exit from the reception, we sped away on a flower-laden motorcycle — a nod to our first date, when Thomas surprised me by showing up on a motorcycle. We left the wedding and took the bike for a blissful spin down some dark country roads (before running out of gas and catching a ride from a kind stranger in a truck). It was a perfectly ridiculous end to the most incredible evening of our lives.

groom and groomsmen - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

garden inspired altars - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

green white bouquet - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

greenery table runners - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

The entire wedding was handmade, but one of the biggest undertakings was the paper goods. I designed our wedding invitations. Thomas and I have an amazing collection of prints from all the shows we’d been to together, so we wanted our invitations to have the feeling of a print you’d pick up after really great concert. Although I love hand lettering, I knew there was no way I could produce as many as we needed in a realistic time frame. Luckily, I just started taking a screenprinting class through our school’s art department. I realized that screenprinting offered the perfect solution: each layer of ink is hand-pulled, giving every print a handmade feel, but the stenciled screen means you can print as many as you want very quickly. Three months of designing, planning, creating, re-creating, tearing paper, printing, and multiple trips to the post office resulted in a set of invitations that we were proud to share with our guests. The experience of creating something I love to send to the people that we love really was an incredible one!

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding guest books - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wood wedding signs - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding receptions - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

wedding reception ideas - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Write a mission statement for your wedding. For the first two weeks of my wedding planning, I did nothing but cower in corners, alternating between staring at my to-do list and staring at my engagement ring. I was surrounded by people who all had very strong opinions about what a wedding ought to look like, and I was paralyzed with the fear of doing something wrong. That kind of pressure becomes too much to handle. So I stopped, sat down, and wrote out everything I thought about what the purpose and picture of a wedding should be. Then I wrote a mission statement. It brought everything into focus. It was the standard against which I measured every decision. Even the small ones. Will spending thousands of dollars on table linens accomplish our vision for the wedding? Probably not. Should we elope? Nope, tempting as it might be at times, because a huge part of this marriage means making our promises in front of people that know and love us enough to hold us to them. Should I spend dozens of hours hand-crafting invitations when it would be so much simpler to order them? Weirdly, yeah. Because making art is a celebration of the beauty and joy and creation that Thomas and I want our marriage to be filled with. Once I had a clear mission statement, I knew where I was headed with the wedding and I could finally calm down and enjoy the process.

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

greenery cake - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

motorcycle weddings - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding

Alabama Railyard wedding - photo by Ashley Kickliter http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-railyard-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Thomas, who is a talented musician, actually composed our processional. He wrote a beautiful piece on piano and cello that two of our friends performed. It meant so much to me to have him create the music that I would walk down the aisle to.
Recessional: “All In,” Bronze Radio Return
First Dance: “Offering,” The Avett Brothers

Wedding Location: Opelika, AL / Photographer: Ashley Kickliter / Wedding Coordinator: April Johnson / Event Planning: Invision Events / Florist: Rebekah Fowler / Venue: The Railyard / Wedding Dress: Misdress / Hair: Sierra Barnard / Makeup: Amy Camp / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chosen by the bridesmaids / Groom’s Suit: J. Ferrar / Caterer: Tex’s Tacos / Wedding Cakes: Laura Walks / Vintage Rentals: Restorology / Wedding Invitations and Signage: The bride, Lane Harbin / Videographer: Matt Wolfe

Ralph Lauren Inspired Shoot

Wedding Design

We can always count on Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography to bring some serious sophistication to the wedding world. Today’s styled shoot, put together by Fête Studio with flowers from Anthomanic, seamlessly blends equestrian-inspired style with farm elegance for a look that’s reminiscent of archetypal Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

From the event stylists, Fête Studio: For this Ralph Lauren inspired style shoot, we wanted to capture the designer’s unique talent for creating a style that looks simultaneously aristocratic and naturally elegant. Inspired by the crisp whites, dusty lilacs, powdery pinks and dove grays of Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2014 collection, the color palette set a romantic tone to complement the classic beauty of Mount Ida Farm in Charlottesville, VA. Then, to create a more dramatic look, we added accents of burgundy and navy and lots of texture, including plaid linens, wooden details, a long table garland, feathers, and a grand bridal bouquet of lisianthus, scabiosa and waxflowers.

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

feather boutonnieres - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

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Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

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greenery table runners - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

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Equestrian inspired wedding - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Paying homage to Ralph Lauren’s equestrian flair, we dressed our bride in a second look with a black blazer, top hat and riding boots to pose with her husband and the magnificent Clydesdale horses in a field overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. We sought to craft fall wedding inspiration that exudes timelessness with a touch of drama, a nod to Ralph Lauren’s iconic brand.

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Ralph Lauren inspired wedding - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

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Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

tablescape inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot


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Don’t miss the behind the scenes video from Shaking Hands Productions, shot on 16mm film with a gorgeous result:

Shoot Location: Charlottesville, VA / Photographer: Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography / Event Planning and Styling: Fête Studio / Flowers: Anthomanic / Venue: Mount Ida Farm / Wedding Dresses, Veil, Bridesmaid Dresses and Bridal Jewelry: Bella Rosa / Bridesmaid Jewelry: J. Crew / Hair: Welsy Mourino of ELLE Style Studio / Makeup: Natalie Gordon and LaCretia Baskfield of Avenue 42 / Mini Hat: Two Back Flats / Linen And Tablescape Rentals: DC Rental / Furniture, Bar + Altar Rentals, and Top Hat: Paisley & Jade / Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions / Wedding Invitations: ‘ello Paper

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

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

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

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

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

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Mile Away Restaurant Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Zac Wolf

If vintage flair brings a smile to your face (like it does ours), then you’re in for a real treat. Zac Wolf and The Garden Party are here to share an intimate New Hampshire wedding teeming with just enough quirk and romance to make us fall completely in love. How awesome are the bridesmaids’ fascinators, by the way?

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

From the bride, Carrie: We really wanted our wedding to be an intimate affair with our closest friends and family. Most of our guests were spread throughout the country, so knowing they were all traveling great distances to be with us, we wanted to create a cozy atmosphere. We also wanted to add a little whimsy and fun to the day, which is why we decided on a 1920’s theme. We have always felt lucky to have a romantic love story, reminiscent of great literary works, and we wanted to carry that through to our wedding day. We encouraged all of our guests to dress to match the theme and have fun with it. We were blown away by how many people really embraced our vision and knew that it was “US.”

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

mustached groom - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

peony wedding bouquet - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding
Bouquet recipe: pink peonies, sea star fern, sweetberry rose, pink lisianthus, green hydrangea.

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

bridesmaid fascinators - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

We both grew up in New England, so finding a venue that represented that, and felt familiar and warm to both of us was very important. We decided on The Mile Away Restaurant because of the beautiful gardens, the natural elements of the property and the warmth we felt from the staff. Needless to say, the gardens fit in perfectly with our 1920’s/Gatsby garden party idea. We originally wanted our colors to be romantic pinks and blues, but somewhere along the planning process we began to incorporate other soft pastel colors with contrasts of black, silver and gold. We really just gravitated toward what stood out to us.

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

woodsy wedding portraits - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

ceremony first kiss - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

Because we were focused on an intimate and welcoming party, all of the decisions we made had this idea in mind. Our best men actually officiated the ceremony. We had joked for years that they would perform the ceremony at our wedding because they had been there with us from the beginning. It made the day even more meaningful and special having the people closest to you make it official. We also incorporated a hand-fasting ceremony to symbolize the binding of our souls and lives for eternity. We asked our mothers to perform this binding of our hands to bring our families together. We DIYed our mirror seating charts by spray painting them gold and hand writing everyone’s names. We also spray painted a chalk board and I wrote out and designed a “program.” Brian hand sewed his bow tie and pocket square. We created a guest book from an old type-writer, to bring you back in time. We shopped around for inexpensive décor pieces that wouldn’t break the bank, but also evoked a timeless palette.

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

pink wedding ideas - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

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Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

art deco table numbers - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think the most important piece of advice we can offer to couples that are going through the planning process is to stay true to your vision as a couple. It really is a representation of the two of you and you should be happy with the outcome. We really tried to stick to this while we were going through the process. And, on our wedding day, the best feeling was everyone’s comments about how they could see us individually and as a couple throughout the wedding.

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

tented receptions - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

vintage wedding details - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

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Art Deco inspired cake - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding

Mile Away Restaurant wedding - photo by Zac Wolf http://ruffledblog.com/mile-away-restaurant-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” Ingrid Michaelson
Bride’s Processional: Instrumental version of Sweet Caroline
Recessional: “1,2,3,4,” Plain White Tees
First Dance: “My Love,” Justin Timberlake

Wedding Location: Milford, NH / Photographer: Zac Wolf / Florist: The Garden Party / Venue and Caterer: Mile Away Restaurant / Wedding Dress: Liv Harris via Vows / Veil and Headpiece: BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Earrings and Bracelet: J. Crew / Necklace: Bride’s Grandmother / Makeup: Deanna Flanagan / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Sung / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Wedding Cake: Frederick’s Pastries / DJ: Ryan Durkin of White Label DJs / Photo Booth: The Danger Booth

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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South African Spring Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Dearheart Photos

This wedding is absolutely nothing short of relaxed, intimate perfection. Sam and Garth chose to wed each other on a rose farm (have you ever heard of a more perfect venue?), and corralled their family and friends for crafting projects that knocked their big day right out of the park. Dearheart Photos, of course, worked wonders on the images!

South African spring wedding - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

From the bride, Sam: We wanted a laid back, beautiful yet not over the top feel for our wedding. We wanted our guests to feel comfortable and to relax and enjoy the day with us. We got married in summer on a rose farm, so I picked up on all the natural colours that surrounded us… white/creams and light pinks with a lot of greenery. There were MANY DIY projects involved. We had a very small budget and produced a wedding we never dreamed we could have. I pulled in many favors and ALL our friends and family to help. We did all the décor, stationery, signs, flowers, music, our band, cake, and garter on our own. It saved us thousands and made the whole project that much more rewarding!

garden wedding invitations - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

groom and groomsmen - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

South African spring wedding - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

groom portraits - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

rose wedding bouquet - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding
Flower recipe: Seeing as we were on a rose farm, I included some beautiful roses in my arrangements as well as lisianthus, carnations, and more. We also foraged lots of greenery from friends gardens.

blush bridesmaid dresses - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

pink floral crowns - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

intimate wedding ceremony - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

intimate wedding ceremony - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

flower petal recessional - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

bridesmaid portrait - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Lists, lists and more lists! I did my homework, I got quotes upon quotes so I could get a feel for what things cost. Also make sure you delegate duties for your big day to friends and family, so you can relax and enjoy every minute of getting married.

bride and groom - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

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South African spring wedding - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding

South African spring wedding - photo by Dearheart Photo http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-spring-wedding


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Wedding Music:
We struggled with this – my husband and I both LOVE music and found it very difficult to choose from all the songs we love.
Processional: “The Wedding Song,” Matthew Mole
Recessional: “I’ll Take Mine,” Matthew Mole
First Dance: “Bread & Wine,” Josh Garrels

Wedding Location: Breede River, South Africa / Photographer: Dearheart Photos / Flowers: Storm Ross / Venue: Langkloof Roses / Wedding Dress: Debbie Henshilwood / Wedding Shoes: Country Road / Hair and Makeup: Lindsey Boucher of Makeup and Delight / Caterer: Nelleke Elston, Of the Earth Catering / Jukebox: Neil Dallas

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Moko & Company

At Moko and Company, we design welcome bags and offer locally inspired gifts to go in them. Our gift options include stately mementos, small batch snacks, locally-inspired gifts, and all around enjoyable treats for your guests. Customize welcome tote bags, labels, and stickers with your names, date, colors, designs, and more.

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Backyard Tampa Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Parker Young

We fell in love with this couple’s wedding cakes the moment we saw them, but you can hardly imagine our surprise when we saw the bride’s little sister made them herself! This wedding from Parker Young, One Love by Erica, and Revel Design Company is just full of little surprises like that, and we love that we come across darling new details each time we pore through this wedding.

backyard Tampa wedding - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

From the bride, Camille: We got engaged on a road trip from our home town of Tampa Florida to Nashville Tennessee on Lake Allatoona just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, a beautiful lake we had visited before! By the time we reached our final destination we had planned the date, the location, and we both knew the exact feel of the wedding we were so excited to plan: cozy and full of joy! We knew we wanted our wedding to take place at the home I grew up at and we wanted to serve my mama’s kale soup and his fathers homemade bread. I had always wanted vegetables incorporated into the flowers. I used to joke that I wanted to walk down the aisle with a bundle of kale and carrots…. well, it wasn’t really a joke! We wanted our wedding to reflect what God had given us: each other, amazing families, friends and the great natural outdoors.

backyard Tampa wedding - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

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bride and bridesmaids - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

peach rose bouquets - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding
Flower recipe: Kale, spray roses, white stock, and many succulents, for my bouquet. The guys’ boutonnieres were seeded eucalyptus and succulents. Queen Ann’s lace, and peach lisianthus for the aisles. The tables were a spread of carrots, peach spray roses in small vases, kale, purple baby egg plants, succulents, and artichokes (some with the centers cut out and candles inside… DIY project) and candles sticks everywhere!

wedding ceremony altar - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

candlelit ceremony - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

bride during processional - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

backyard garden weddings - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

checkered shirt groom - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

mug wedding favors - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

mug wedding favors - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

Our wedding was such a fun, cozy, nature filled, intimate, warm, personal, wintery (for Florida), romantic, joyful day! I come from a very large, artistic and hard working family. There was much DIY put into this day… but even more “Do it together” projects. My husband is an artist, a craftsman and getting his degree in architectural design. He designed and hand drew our invitations. He also built the giant cutting board the hors d’oeuvres were served upon. My younger sister and Maid of Honor is my little creative fairy and any wild idea we came up with she was more than happy to help bring it to life… Including my 3 foot wedding cake and Mike’s artichoke adorned chocolate beet cake! She is a child prodigy – baking wedding cakes since she was 15! Both my parents knew how much hard work was needed to put on a wedding in their backyard. My older brother and his wife were married there 5 years ago. Luckily we also had our good friend and wedding planner Erica Rexrote and all her expertise to help make it all happen! My sister-in-law, Grandma and I whipped up our Bear & Wolf (what Mike and I call each other) cake toppers the day before the wedding! It was something I had wanted to do since we started planning and I was so pleased to see the little guys come to life!

woodsy wedding decor - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

vegetable reception centerpieces - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

travel inspired weddings - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

garden inspired weddings - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

flower details - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

backyard Tampa wedding - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy every minute of the planning process. Let your wedding really reflect yourselves and your relationship. There are so many amazing weddings out there and pictures to get ideas from. But the best weddings are ones that reflect the couple. Don’t try too hard to recreate someone else’s themes and ideas. Pull ideas from blogs, Pinterest and wedding books, but the personal touches that you give to your day should be unique to you and your spouse. On your wedding day: enjoy it to the max, from the beginning to end! Let go and have fun. If a sign doesn’t get placed where you wanted it to, or it even starts to rain (we had a lovely light rain during our ceremony) don’t stress. The fact that your friends, family and future partner in life are by your side is the most joyful feeling when you really let the rest go! Indulge in the day. Bask in the fact that you will only do this once!

tall wedding cakes - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

unique wedding cakes - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

felt cake toppers - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

unique wedding portraits - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

backyard Tampa wedding - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

dessert smores bar - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding

Chinese wedding lanterns - photo by Parker Young http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-tampa-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Groom’s Processional: “Years,” JBM
Bridesmaid’s and Bride’s: “The Winner Is,” Devotchka; when the violins come to the best part in the song, that’s when I walked out!
Recessional: “Stop Drop Rock and Roll,” Elvis Perkins in Dearland
First Dance: “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke
Father/Daughter Dance: “Beauty and the Beast”
Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

From the wedding designer, One Love by Erica: Mike and Camille both share a love for nature and family. When it came to their wedding, that was exactly what they both intended to share with their guests. From the outdoor ceremony and reception at the bride’s childhood home to fresh veggie center pieces and artichoke adorned cake as well as a makeshift, open air dressing room in which the bride changed into her dress; Mike and Camille’s stamp was all over their day. The wedding party made up of sisters and best friends surrounded the couple during the oak tree canopied ceremony that took place at an ivy lined garden arbor. Everyone in attendance was even blessed with a light Florida rain during the vows though spirits weren’t dampened. What began as a cloudy and rainy day ended up being a picturesque and cool evening complemented perfectly by the mother of the bride’s very own kale soup, fresh Cuban bread baked by the groom’s father and cakes baked by Camille’s 16 year old pastry chef sister. After dinner, the dance floor was a ideal setting for Mike and Camille to demonstrate their carefree personalities and the s’mores being roasted over the open fire pit gave guests a chance to warm up and exchange stories. The mixture of family and nature provided guests and the newly married couple a day full of memories that will surely not be soon forgotten.

Wedding Location: Tampa, FL / Photographer: Parker Young / Event Design: One Love by Erica / Flowers: Revel Design Company / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Veil: Melinda Rose / Jewelry: Bride’s Mother’s / Hair: Erin Young / Makeup: Sarah Phillips Make Up Artistry / Maid of Honor and Matron of Honor’s Dresses: My Universe / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Groom’s Tie: J. Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Hudsons / Wedding Caterer: Fat Maggie’s / Wedding Cakes: Carolyn Young / Wedding Invitations and Programs: DIY

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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West Hills California Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Dave Richards

Any time we see a wedding photographed by Dave Richards, we know we’re in for a stunning location and a wedding day packed full of gorgeousness. Needless to say, we weren’t let down with Alecia and Tim’s LA nuptials. The bride’s Jenny Packham gown, the oversized succulent bouquet — how do we know where to begin?!

West Hills California wedding - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

From the bride, Alecia: We really wanted our wedding to embrace all that we love about living in California and share it with our guests. Sunny, outdoors, intimate, non-traditional, glamorous and something our guests had never seen before. We planned our wedding on a full-moon night to make it extra special and to light up the outdoor reception area. We wanted the homemade details to really leave a lasting impression with our guests. We wanted a different kind of wedding with all of the typical traditions thrown out the window. We had a corn-hole tournament during our outdoor reception and a pool table set up under the stars.

bride getting ready - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

Jenny Packham wedding gown - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

love wedding signs - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

succulent rose bouquets - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Each bouquet had succulents mixed in with peonies, roses, lisianthus, hydrangeas, and ranunculus. My bridal bouquet had the most amazing succulent in the middle. The succulents were then planted in my garden after the wedding.

glam bridal parties - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

California wedding ceremonies - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

A few adjectives to describe our wedding would be California, intimate and glam. The entire wedding was a DIY project! Our colors were mint and blush. I spent months searching antique stores for salad and dinner plates that were a vintage floral theme. Each guest had two plates personally chosen for them to eat dinner on. My husband and I made a larger then life “LOVE” vintage marquee sign. It had over 150 bulbs, each letter was 4 foot by 3 foot and not only provided an awesome décor item, but served as our backyard lighting for our corn hole tournament. We had custom corn hole bags made from a friend of ours, and Tim and I made trophies for each of the winners. I hand made flags with each guest’s name on them and put them into a French macaroon as their place setting. I bought about 200 yards of cream colored fabric and hand made each and every chair cover in flowing chiffon. Our French bulldog Duane Lee and his sister Betty were in the bridal party. We had a flower arrangement made for Betty but we handmade a shirt and tie for Duane. We also made a cupcake/dessert display out of a ladder and succulent centerpieces with sand to compliment our centerpieces. Our save the dates and invitations were homemade with the photos from our engagement session with the wonderful Dave Richards. Lastly, there were quite a few DIY projects for our closest friends: Jon got ordained to marry us, Andrew to cook for us, Sy and Shannon to style us, and Josh and Jenny to serve our guests. It really was a family affair.

wedding ceremony - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

california wedding ceremony - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

chair back ideas - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

elegant wedding receptions - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

macaron place settings - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

reception lounge areas - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

succulent bouquets - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to break the mold and do something different! I didn’t wear white, we didn’t have the typical reception, and our venue was a private estate. We had a very small wedding and didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by not being invited, but looking back it was one of the best things we could have done. We got to really spend time with each other and make lasting memories with each and everyone of our guests. We enjoyed ourselves and it really was the best day of our lives. We are still getting compliments on how refreshing our wedding was because it was not the same wedding our guests had been to over and over again. And lastly, choose your photographer wisely. Choosing Dave Richards Photography was the best decision we made.

macaron place setting - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

reception tablescapes - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

West Hills California wedding - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

jenny packham gowns - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

glam wedding receptions - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

dessert table ideas - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

aqua wedding cakes - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding

unique dessert tables - photo by Dave Richards http://ruffledblog.com/west-hills-california-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Prelude: Vitamin String Quartet covers
Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
Recessional: “One of Those Nights,” Tim McGraw
First Dance: We decided we wanted to put on a playlist after dinner and whenever our first dance song came on, that is when we would find each other and have the first dance. We didn’t want everyone to stop the fun they were having and gather around to watch us. So when we heard Gary Allan’s “Learning how to bend,” Tim and I found each other had the most wonderful first dance with my parents jumping in at the end, as it is their favorite song as well.

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Photographer: Dave Richards / Flowers: Amy Shoenbaum of Bride and Bloom Flowers / Venue: Mystic Ridge Estate / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Willow” / Hair: Shannon of Randt Salon in Manhattan Beach / Makeup: Sy Falefitu (sfalefitu @ gmail.com) / Groom’s Suit and Shirt: J. Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Magnanni “Nino” / Rings: 23rd Street Jewelers / Wedding Caterer: Andrew Ross of Spoons and Staches / Wedding Cake: Lido Bakery of Manhattan Beach / Cupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes of Beverly Hills / Rentals: Bakers Party Rentals / Corn Hole Rentals: Beach Cities Bag Toss / Pool Table Rentals: Portable Pool Table Rental / Table Linens: La Tavola Linens

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Redfield Photography

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

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

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San Sebastiano da Po Destination Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Giuli&Giordi

It’s always a treat to share a destination wedding, and especially one in Italy — but getting to share two Italian weddings in one week? Talk about a dream come true! This time we’ve got Giuli&Giordi and Trendinozze sharing their beautiful work with us in the form of Silvia and Chris’ wedding. The blend of rustic simplicity and a classic red and blue color palette is certainly working for us — how about you?

san sebastiano da po destination wedding - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

From the bride, Silvia: We wanted our wedding to be especially personal, able to represent us in the best way… our style. Simple, ironic and fresh, with a vintage touch. The colors chosen were red and blue, colors that we love, which were also capable of paying tribute to the American origins of Chris.

red wedding invitations - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

italian destination wedding - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

curly bridal hair - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

unique guest books - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

red blue bouquets - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Carnations, daisies, and berries. We also used these for floral arrangements, plus lisianthus and mix of wildflowers. We wanted a very natural and wild result.

escort cards - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

ceremony seating chairs - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

italian wedding ceremonies - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

flower girls - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

italian wedding ceremony - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

rice recessionals - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

The theme of the breakfast (we decided to get married just having breakfast), taken from the objects placed on the table as spoons, cups, bowls etc…. and the theme of typography, for the reference to vintage and to represent our professions: architect and journalist. We participated in the first line to the assembly of all materials (signs, favors, invitations) … so much effort but a indescribable satisfaction.

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

unique wedding favors - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Locate a few simple themes representative of the couple and develop them in detail. Discuss, collaborate, and above all: have fun!

rustic wedding receptions - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

paper garlands - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wedding reception decorations - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wedding reception decor - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

unique centerpiece ideas - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wedding cake cutting - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

san sebastiano da po destination wedding - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Ceremony and First Dance: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

View their super-cute Save the Date video shot by Giuli&Giordi here:

Wedding Location: San Sebastiano da Po, Italy / Photographer: Giuli&Giordi / Wedding Planner: Trendinozze / Florist: Fiore Loco / Ceremony Venue: Chiesa di Santo Stefano del Monte / Reception Venue: Castello di San Sebastiano da Po / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham / Groom’s Suit: Lorenzo Ciullo tailor, fabric Ermenegildo Zegna / Wedding Caterer: L’arte a Tavola / Wedding Cake: Peyrano / DJ: Full of Gas Scooter Team / Wedding Invitations: Cut and Paste Lab

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Seafoam California Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Next to Me Studios

Honestly, how can you possibly go wrong with a seafoam and coral color palette? Jacqueline and Daniel wanted their wedding to feel like a fancy backyard party, so they recruited the talents of their friends and family to make the big day feel as personalized and lovingly assembled as possible. Next To Me Studios came on board to capture all the details – one of our favorites is the string art seen throughout the reception!

seafoam California wedding - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

From the bride, Jacqueline: Above all else, we wanted there to be a fun atmosphere and for people to feel loved. Throughout every part of the day we envisioned it to be a celebration, and we wanted our family and friends to feel like they were at a fancy party in our backyard. While there was no specific theme, we were drawn to natural decor and colors. We used a palette of natural colors lightly accented with sea foam green and coral pink.

gray grooms suits - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

groomsmen in suspenders - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

Bouquet recipe: hydrangeas, spray roses, lisianthus, wax flowers, baby’s breath, eucalyptus and a few others.

wedding shoes - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

rustic wedding ceremony - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

diy string sign - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

rustic ceremony decor - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

The wedding was almost completely DIY, though by the end we called it a “Do It Together” because we had so much help from our wonderful, talented friends. We did our own flower arrangements, the boutonnieres were handmade, all the decor was handmade (twine balls, yarn “beloved” sign, twine wrapped mason jars), our signs were hand-painted, the cork key chain party favors and its display were handmade, the cross for the ceremony was handmade, the cork table numbers were handmade, our DJ and live musicians were our friends, make-up and hair was done by our friends, and while a particularly talented friend designed our save-the-dates and invitations (AND the website), we printed and put them together ourselves. Instead of a traditional guestbook, guests were asked to write us messages on postcards we made using pictures from our engagement shoot with Next To Me Studios, and had them mailed to us over the course of a few months.

rustic wedding signs - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

seating charts - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

cork table numbers - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

aqua table numbers - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

seafoam California wedding - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

DIY favor display - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

wine cork favors - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

string art sign - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

wedding reception games - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start planning and saving early. Especially when working within a budget, it’s important to start working on wedding projects well in advance. Have a lot of fun and don’t sweat the small things. Get your friends and family involved: everyone is gifted in something, and they will all love to help make the wedding happen.

seafoam California wedding - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

wedding cake bunting - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

small wedding cakes - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

string art receptions - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

postcard guestbook - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding

newlyweds first dance - photo by Next to Me Studios http://ruffledblog.com/seafoam-and-coral-california-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Processional: “Oil & Lavender,” Nathaniel Rateliff
Bridal Processional: Song written by the groom
Recessional: “Girls and Boys in Love,” The Rumble Strips
First Dance: “At Last,” Etta James

Wedding Location: Temecula, CA / Photographer: Next To Me Studios / Wedding Venue: Secluded Garden Estate / Tea Ceremony Location: Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm Blush / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer: Temecula Catering / Wedding Cake: Von’s Bakery / Rentals: Premier Party & Tent Rentals / Photo Booth: Recorded Memories Photo Booths / Wedding Invitation Design and Website: Christopher Auyeung