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New England Vineyard Wedding

Modern Weddings

If there’s anyone who knows how to knock a wedding out of the park, it’s Lauren Wells Events. Just take one look at this wedding photographed by Lens CAP Productions and filled with flowers from Sayles Livingston Design – the bud vases and milk glass escort cards, the floral ceremony arch, the stylish reception lounge… There are too many good details to name here, so check them out for yourself!

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From the bride, Greta: Fall in New England is such a beautiful time and so when Billy and I got engaged in October of 2013, we knew a September wedding the following year would be perfect! That would give us just enough time to find a great venue and book all of our top choice vendors, but not too much time to obsess over details. In other words, we made quick decisions because we knew we had to. After visiting several barns, farms and other rustic venues, we fell in love at first sight with Sakonnet Vineyards. It’s a private, beautiful, wide open space and we’d have the freedom to create our own, unique special day. We had our venue and we had our date and so next was to put together a fabulous group of vendors. I’ve known Courtney from Lens CAP for the past few years. Not only is she a friend, but she’s also an uber talented photographer whose work I have always admired and been attracted to. We didn’t even have to think about it twice before asking her to shoot our day. Through Courtney I was introduced to Lauren of Lauren Wells Events. After taking a look at her blog and meeting her in person, (besides wanting to be her best friend!) I knew she would be able to execute and bring to life any vision that was living inside of my brain as well as bring a whole slew of new ideas to the table. I used both Courtney and Lauren’s wealth of wedding knowledge to find other great vendors and thus brought together a team of players I knew wouldn’t let us down.

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New England Vineyard Wedding - photo by Lens CAP Productions http://ruffledblog.com/new-england-vineyard-wedding

We did our best to enjoy the planning process, because as everyone had been telling us, your wedding day goes by in a flash, so try and enjoy EVERYTHING that goes into it. And so we had fun tasting cake, addressing envelopes, creating spreadsheets and practicing our first dance moves. And before we knew it, September had arrived! The two bits of advice that we were given and would definitely pass on would be: Once the ceremony is over and the party begins, grab your new husband/wife by the hand and don’t let go. We visited every table together and never lost sight of the other. The other was to step back throughout the night, have a look around and take mental snapshots of all of our friends and family in one place, at one time, celebrating US. It was amazing to do and it reminded us of why we spent eleven months planning for what would become the most special and memorable day of our lives. Relax, enjoy and take lots of deep breaths. And remember, no matter what little things are seeming to go wrong, all that matters is that you will be married to the one you love at the end of the day.

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New England Vineyard Wedding - photo by Lens CAP Productions http://ruffledblog.com/new-england-vineyard-wedding

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New England Vineyard Wedding - photo by Lens CAP Productions http://ruffledblog.com/new-england-vineyard-wedding

New England Vineyard Wedding - photo by Lens CAP Productions http://ruffledblog.com/new-england-vineyard-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Tiverton, RI / Photographer: Lens CAP Productions / Event Design and Styling: Lauren Wells Events / Florist: Sayles Livingston Design / Venue: Sakonnet Vineyard / Caterer: Russell Morin / DJ: Beat Train Productions, Greg Lanzillotta / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Swiss Cottage Designs / Chalkboard Calligraphy: Fat Orange Cat Studio

Intimate Lake Tahoe Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Not that we need one more reason to fall in love with lake weddings, but this Lake Tahoe fête from Heidi Huber definitely reminds us why we crush so hard on them. Bride Christy is a former event planner, and it shows through all of her thoughtful touches for the ceremony and reception. One of our favorite details? Bags full of goodies for all the children!

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I had a lot of fun incorporating their personalities into the wedding! Christy was an event planner at local resort in Incline Village and was thoroughly striving to create her own personality into the details of her wedding at a brand new Tahoe venue, The Tahoe Tree Company. Her rustic and vintage details blended with the nursery so impeccably perfectly; Christy had spend months designing the details from the centerpieces of milk vases and wild flowers to the invitations and direction signage to the ceremony and reception. She had the idea of milk vases to hold the flowers, which florist, Holly Fleur, ran with, incorporating different wild flowers and centerpieces to reflect on the guests sitting at each table. Not one centerpiece was the same!

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blue and green boutonnieres

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Christy has a very fun, playful and detailed personality and this is seen everywhere with the vibrant summer flowers from the bouquets to the colors on her bridesmaid dresses to the flowers in the bridesmaids’ hair to punches of color throughout the reception. We were striving for an overall casually vintage with a natural, warm inviting feel.

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outdoor lake tahoe wedding ceremony

Christy framed several photographs from her parents’ and Mike’s parents’ weddings to complement the photographs taken by Heidi Huber Photography during the engagement session. The ceremony details were exquisite with the framed photographs, the flowers by Holly Fleur and the vintage wooden card box and lemonade with striped straws.

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View all images from this wedding in a gallery

Wedding Vendors (Lake Tahoe, CA):

Wedding Venue: Tahoe Tree Company / Wedding Photographer: Heidi Huber Photography / Wedding Flowers: Holly Fleur / Wedding Caterer: Elegant Affair Catering / Wedding Cake: Katie Cakes Tahoe / Linens: La Tavola / Equipment Rentals: Camelot Party Rentals

Streamers, 3 Different Ways II

Design Inspiration, Wedding Design

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Next up is all about rustic weddings. This time, streamers are starring as ceiling decor to dress up the huge ceilings from a barn. We picked a few items that will go flawlessly with streamers in a rustic setting, paired with a few DIY project alternatives.

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1. Vintage milk glass. Love their delicate look on raw wooden tables, as seen on this rustic wedding shoot. You can also get the DIY on how to faux milk glass here.

2. Long rectangular wooden tables are gorgeous as they are without tablecloths, but a vintage doily runner would make a great addition.

3. Streamers as ceiling decor, as seen on this wedding we featured last year and this gorgeous Scottish wedding published a few weeks ago.

4. Vintage tins. We’re loving the ones from this wedding we share last month.

5. Novelty edible snacks, such as cotton candy, sorbet or pop corn. I also love the gingham cone for a pom pom or petal toss! You can view the entire wedding from the image above here.

Stay tuned for our last installment!

Streamers, 3 Different Ways I

Wedding Design

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We have featured so many amazing weddings using streamers as their wedding decor ;ate;y, that we couldn’t help but notice how versatile they are. From casual handmade weddings to city chic soirées, they can be incorporated in virtually any wedding style, hence the mini series. Starting with a DIY wedding theme, here are few of our favorite vintage decor must-haves that can be perfectly matched with streamers:

Vintage Party Decor Must-Haves for weddings

1. Vintage cakestands. This vintage-inspired cakestand from My Sweet and Saucy Shop has the right amount of cute to make your wedding cake pop!

2. Tea-length wedding dresses alone make my heart go pitter-patter, and in blush pink? From Dolly Couture.

3. Crepe paper streamers for your ceremony backdrop. You can double it as a photobooth backdrop for your reception! The photo above is by W Scott Chester. You can view another great example of a streamer ceremony backdrop in this wedding we featured a few months ago. You can buy paper streamers in bulk here.

4. Vintage mismatched china. This wedding we featured back in 2009 had a unique place setting for each guest. You can scour flea markets and thrift stores, and we also often see brides selling the vintage china collections in our Recycle Your Wedding section, so be sure to keep your eye peeled for new listings.

5. Retro soda bottles as centerpieces. Brands like Faygo and Boylan have a vintage-inspired look and can be found at most supermarkets. You can view the rest of this wedding here.

6. Paper straws and lemonade, is there a better combo to beat the heat with such charm? Though vintage milk glass bottles are tough to find in large quantities, you can get the same look by getting Starbucks or Archer Farms (by Target) Frappucino bottles pronto :) You can find paper straws in large quantities here.

Check back soon for our next installment!

Homegrown Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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Love the juxtaposition of dark wood and the crispy white milkglass and vintage china from this shoot sent our way by Cmostr and the rustic chic paper goods Magpie Paper Works. The gown came from The Bridal Garden , a bridal boutique whose proceeds goes to charity. See all images from this shoot in our gallery!

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white and wood rustic wedding ideas

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Cmostr and the rustic chic paper goods Magpie Paper Works. The gown came from The Bridal Garden , a bridal boutique whose proceeds goes to charity. See all images from this shoot in our View more wedding ideas

Wedding Vendors (NJ):

Photography and Styling: Cmostr/ Paper Products: Magpie Paper Works / Food Styling: Yellow Button Bake Shoppe / Wedding Dress: The Bridal Garden / Hair: Danielle Design / Calligraphy: Curlicue Designs / Props: Allen’s Antiques, Milford NJ / Venue: Private Residence in New Jersey

Cmostr and Magpie Paper Works are members of Blue Label

Creative San Diego Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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When you get not one, but two fantastic photographers to capture your day and are under the stylish guidance of Sweet Emilia Jane, there’s no guessing that your wedding will knock some socks off. Sarah and Charlie are a lovely, bookish couple who live in Los Angeles and wanted their day to reflect their love, interests and styles. We’re lucky to have the designer herself walk us through some of the details.

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From the designer. We were lucky enough to have two of my absolutely favorite photographers. Noa of Feather Love captured the sweet ceremony. The ceremony in the Marston House and the intimate reception at Old Venice Restaurant were the perfect venues for the old world European garden wedding with New England flair that Sarah + Charlie envisioned.
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diy san diego wedding
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Jenna of Flutter Glass Photography caught all the little details, heartwarming toasts and rocking dance party at the reception.
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As transplants from the east coast, Sarah wanted to include elements that were reminiscent of her Pennsylvania childhood. Her mom collected old milk bottles from various farms near their home which I filled with orange, burgundy and peach flowers for the centerpieces. Guests feasted on a traditional Italian dinner followed by an assortment of of the yummiest Italian pastries I have ever had.
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diy san diego wedding
Both Sarah + Charlie are avid readers and we wanted to incorporate vintage books into the decor.We were able to use a lot from their own collection. We named tables after their favorite authors paired with a quote from their favorite books.
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This was by far the best wedding I have ever attended. It was so unique and perfectly represented Sarah and Charlie as a couple and as individuals.
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Wedding Vendors (San Diego, CA):

Ceremony: Marston House / Reception: Old Venice Restaurant / Ceremony Photographer: Feather Love / Reception Photographer: Flutter Glass / Design, Planning, Coordination and Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane / Paper Goods: Cactus + Quail /Desserts: Cafe Zucchero / Ceremony Musician: Karen Sinclair / Officiant: Patricia Coleman / Hair: Norma Smith

Sweet Emilia Jane is a proud member of Blue Label.

Handcrafted Philadelphia Wedding

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

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We sure made up for such a short week with beautiful weddings filled to the brim with inspiration! Wrapping up the week is Veronika and Bryan’s DIY wedding, shot by Carina of Love Me Do Photography. They did everything themselves – from the beautiful table runners made out of vintage doilies to their paper goods.

We wanted to tailor the wedding to exactly what fit us, as a couple, best. We omitted anything that we didn’t want to do (such as a bouquet/garter toss or first dance). We wrote the ceremony, including excerpts from the velveteen rabbit (I’m a huge fan of children’s books) and the poem “I like you”. We’re both huge beer fans, so we included a variation of the wine-box ceremony, using beer instead. I wanted a huge dance party for most of the night, and we definitely had that; my dad and stepmom didn’t leave the floor the entire night, and i got to see my 78 year-old grandmother dancing to Salt ‘n Pepa. Our family and friends played a huge role in the day, and it made the entire experience so special to Bryan and I.

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Almost everything for the wedding was DIY. All of the paper goods (menus, favor tags, drink dispenser tags, program fans, guest book table instructions, sparkler wrappers) were all designed and printed in my home. Bryan made all of the drink concentrates (grapefruit-mint and blackberry) and peach iced tea. With the help of two friends, I cut, ironed, sewed, and goccoed 100 napkins. The 250 cocktail napkins were also goccoed with the same heart that we used on the dinner napkins. I collected vintage frames to use for the table numbers, and using chalkboard paint, made the backs into chalkboards. the bridesmaids hair flowers were made by a friend, as was my garter. Bryan constructed the entire bar (and I sewed the bunting!) and arch that we stood under during the ceremony. We also made the photobooth backdrop, and used our own cameras, lighting equipment, and computers. We made the cake-stands out of milk glass plates and candleholders, as well as wood plaques and branches.

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hipster philadelphia wedding
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With the help of my mother and grandmother and friend, I collected over 300 doilies and sewed them together to make the runners. They were starched and ironed a couple of days before the wedding. All of the jars for the flowers, the typewriter, milk glass and birdcages, were found by me through craigslist, flea-markets, and countless hours of searching thrift stores. I also found the various tables that we used for cupcakes and the ceremony at thrift stores and flea markets, antiquing them to better fit the feel of the wedding.

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I asked each of the girls to pick a light pink dress to wear, and whatever color gold or silver shoes they wanted. for presents, I found each of them a white vintage beaded clutch (1920’s – 1950’s) and a beaded necklace. They looked absolutely stunning!

My advice for brides planning to arrange their own flowers is to take however long you expected for florals to take, and multiply that by 3. it took about 11 hours in 1 day to do all of the flowers, including 7 boutonnieres, 4 bouquets, and 4 large arrangements – as well as approximately 220 bottles and mason jars. Also, be sure that you have a cold room to do the arranging; we don’t have central air, so this was a problem. Make sure you buy a stripper (to get rid of thorns and leaves) and have lots of trash bags ready. Try to stay organized with tubs of water; group the flowers by color or size. I chose many different types of flowers/greenery, but stuck with the same color scheme so everything seemed a bit rustic.

Wedding Vendors (Philadelphia, PA):

Venue: Colonial Dames / Photographer: Carina Romano of Love Me Do Photography / Wedding Dress: Jim Heljm / Wedding shoes: Bagdley Mishka Randee / Garter: handmade / Hair flowers for bridesmaids: Bernadette Paolucci / Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie and Express / Groom’s suit: Indochino / Cufflinks: Halloween / Flowers: DIY, purchased wholesale from Pennock Florals / Cupcakes: Flying Monkey / Officiant: Reverend Pamela Brehm / Caterer: Shackamaxon Catering / Hair: Lena Guard / Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy / Bluegrass Band: Wanamaker Lewis Band / Pint Glass Favors: Custom Glassware

DIY Faux MilkGlass Centerpieces

DIY Projects

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We got one more project for today, just in time for our afternoon crowd! Our next DIY project was sent by Annie, who some of you may know from Marry You Me. She gave old vases a new life by dressing them up as milk glass!

From Annie:
For me, DIY is at it’s best when it saves you money and time and adds a special touch. Vintage milk glass is beautiful, but I know first hand how hard it can be to track down good pieces without spending hours driving around, scouring the internet, or paying a fortune. So I wanted to replicate the look of milk glass on a budget using some vintage glass vases and glossy white spray paint.

DIY Faux MilkGlass Centerpieces

What you’ll need:

– Assorted vintage glass vases (I found mine at a local thrift store, 9 pieces for $5)
– Rubbing Alcohol (optional)
– Brown craft paper or newspaper
– Latex gloves
– White glossy spray paint (I used Krylon Multipurpose Indoor/Outdoor Gloss White)

DIY Faux MilkGlass Porcelain Centerpieces

Instructions:
Step 1: Use rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball or paper towel to remove any sticky residue from the vases. Wash vases with soap and dry completely.
Step 2: Lay down paper on your spraying surface in a well-ventilated area. Shake spray paint for 1-2 minutes before spraying. Shake between sprays as well. Wearing gloves, work from side to side spraying vases with spray paint. Don’t get too close to the vase to avoid drips/runs. (No need to spray paint the inside of the vases, just do the tops; spraying the inside then using them for flowers with water will cause the inside paint to flake off).

Step 3: Rotate vase until covered, let dry a few minutes before adding a second coat. Let dry completely.

DIY Moss and Milk Glass Centerpieces

DIY Projects

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Our next DIY project is by Christina, who you may remember from this Vintage Milk Glass and Moss Centerpieces post from a little while ago. Today she shares how to make them, and you are welcome to peruse the instructions to create your own (just not for resell). Speaking of vintage milk glass vases, if you have milk glass vases that you would like to sell, please list them in our classifieds section for vintage brides!

Now, onto the project:
DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces

DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces
What you’ll need: (clockwise from photo above)

– upcycled milk glass pedestals in all different sizes. Mix it up with different shapes like low bowls and even milk glass ashtrays. I would advise a grouping of 3 or more different sizes for a better looking tablescape.
– hot glue gun (a high temp) and lots of glue sticks
– knife
– floral pins (can be found here)
– floral foam (for dried flowers not oasis, can be found here)
– preserved moss (shown: reindeer moss, mood moss and sheet moss)

DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces

DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces

DIY Vintage Milk Glass and Moss wedding centerpieces

Step 1: Using a knife, cut the floral foam to fit snuggly in the milk glass. Using your glue gun, generously glue the foam into the glass (pic 2). For added height cut a smaller square out of the foam and glue it on top. Shave all of the corners of the foam off. (pic3)

Step 2: Using either mood moss (as shown) or sheet moss, make three clusters that meet together at the top. Hot glue them down and tuck and hide floral pins into them for added security.

Step 3: Fill in the vacant areas with clusters of reindeer moss. Start at the bottom lip of the glass and layer and glue the moss with the best shaped moss on the outside. The reindeer moss comes in all different shapes and sizes so experiment and piece them together like a puzzle.

Step 4: Check to make sure all moss is securely fastened. If loose, re-glue in needed areas and cover with tiny bits of moss. Make sure there are no dried glue drips or strings on your finished product!

Wonderful for a vintage woodland wedding, these centerpieces can be made months and months ahead of time. Just keep them out of direct sunlight and mist the reindeer moss occasionally to keep it soft.

To enter our “Found Tucked Away and Used Today” DIY Contest, email me your DIY project to amanda @ruffledblog.com with 4-8 images that are at least 600 pixels wide and instructions. Last day to enter is March 25, so hurry! Winner will receive $500 and second runner up a $100 gift certficate to Wendy Mink Jewelry!

Brides, wedding planners, florists, Etsy sellers…everyone is welcome to enter!

Vintage Milk Glass and Moss Centerpieces

Design Inspiration, Wedding Design

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I’m smitten by the work of Christina Moreno. I’ve never seen vintage vessels, such as milk glass vases, look so modern. I’m particularly loving the milk glass and moss designs. They would make gorgeous wedding centerpieces, being a chic alternative to flowers. Decorative moss also lasts several years, which means you get to use them again to decorate your house. Check out her Etsy shop and her blog.

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Lace Doily Wedding Table

Design Inspiration

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As soon as I saw these doily table runners designed by Ooh! Events and shot by Tracy Turpen, I was in love. Their antique charm coupled with the milk glass centerpieces and rustic style of the tables is so beautifully simple, and the giant moss-draped oaks surrounding the setup make for a perfect background. Want to try it yourself? Start collecting these beautiful pieces early on to get a feel for how long it might take to find everything you need for this stunning setup!

Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas

Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas