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Whimsical Bohemian Wedding in Australia

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Lara Hotz

Get yourselves ready, because we’ve got a doozy for you. The images from today’s wedding photographed by Lara Hotz were all but impossible to narrow down, thanks in no small part to the bride’s design aesthetic and the floral decor from Jardine Botanic. Claire and David’s Wes Anderson meets picnic in the park is truly one for the books!

Oh, and keep an eye out tomorrow for a very special giveaway just for Ruffled readers!

whimsical bohemian wedding in Australia - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

From the bride, Claire: We love the Australian bush and we wanted to hero our native landscape in all of it’s raw, natural beauty, so our inspiration was drawn from the Australian landscape. That mixed with a relaxed festival vibe, a touch of 1960s, oh and we LOVE Wes Anderson so definitely wanted some quirky elements. Think Moonrise Kingdom meets Picnic at Hanging Rock!

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

floral bow ties - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

groomsmen accessories - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

lasercut wedding dress - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

unique groomsmen looks - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

peach bouquet - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

flowers in the brides hair - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

David is a craft beer enthusiast and brewed four different varieties of beer and a cider for our guests to enjoy – we even home grew the hops for one of the beers! We sourced the vintage fabric which was used for a lot of our cushions and made into napkins with the help of our Mums and Claire’s sister. We created the Polaroid photo booth and took time to source great vintage props, and brought some props from home. We also did all our signage, designed our logo which was used throughout our stationary and on our favours (enamel mugs), sourced smoke flares, the photo board, tents, s’mores and everything we could to make the day look and feel great. All these touches really came together with the hard work and vision of Jardine Botanic and She Designs on the day.

bride with horse - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding party - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

ceremony decor - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

ceremony kiss - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

ceremony recessional - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

picnic weddings - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding drinks - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Jardine, our florist, used the hops David grew to decorate the cake, for the boutonniere and for our chairs at the dinner table David and I collected all of the hanging table foliage from around the property and the boys rigged it above the banquet table on the day. For the rest of our flowers Jardine used a real eclectic mix. Some Australian natives, some beautiful mustard tea roses, dahlias etc.

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

copper wedding details - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

family style reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

floral napkin - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Wes Anderson inspired wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? While there are hairy moments during the planning, resist the urge to throw it all in and elope (unless of course that’s what you want). All of your hard work will be worth it. Also, take action early on and just get the big things organised. It means the days and weeks before can be spent getting the little things done and working on those fun projects. Also, trust your vendors. If you chose them because you like their work, then get out of the way and let them do what they do best.

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

amber glasses - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

wedding cake - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

Ruffled - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-bohemian-wedding-in-australia

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Cat Power’s version of Sea of Love (performed live on the day by All Our Exes Live in Texas)
Recessional: “Le Temps de l’Amour,” Françoise Hardy
First Dance: “You and Me,” Penny and the Quarters

Be sure to watch the wedding film from Light Noise Films:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lara Hotz

Event Styling

She Designs

Day-Of Coordination

Your Wedding Ceremony

Floral Design, Flower Crown, and Cake Flowers

Jardine Botanic

Venue

St Joseph's Guesthouse

Wedding Dress

Rue de Seine

Bridal Store

The Babushka Ballerina

Reception Dress

Emily Sarks

Wedding Veil

Three Sunbeams

Wedding Shoes

Swedish Hasbeens

Earrings

Marissa Alperin

Rings

Marissa Alperin

Hair and Makeup

Dream Reflection

Bridesmaid Dresses

Lover the Label

Catering

Bev's Catering

Wedding Music

All Our Exes Live in Texas

Tents

WOW Tents

Mug Favors

Ali Express

Confetti Bags

Peachy Flamingo

Wedding Stationery

Ivy Invites

Videography

Light Noise Films

Daily Pick

Sue Gallo Designs

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

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

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

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

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

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Whimsical Poconos Woodland Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

This eclectic woodland wedding, captured by Redfield Photography, definitely shows the bride and grooms personalities. Some couples steer away from taking every element of their wedding on but not Jane and Brandon. Just about every detail of their wedding was planned or created by their family and friends or themselves. Now that is some serious teamwork!

whimsical Poconos woodland wedding - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

From the bride, Jane: Brandon and I both come from creative stock (his mom’s a dancer, my parents are both classical musicians), so the little details and what they represented really mattered to us. We started out wanting to keep it simple, but ended up making pretty much everything and dragging our best friends and family into it, too. I learned to do a lot of things I didn’t know how to do before (Wood carving? No big deal!). A few days before the wedding, it basically became a craft fair in the woods – a few days of summer camp full of DIY, painting, tying, punctuated by karaoke and beer pong and family chats. It was a blast. It helped that the owners of the barn, Mia and Ralph, were awesome and game for making the day what we envisioned.

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Big wood initials – Brandon is an amateur furniture maker (he made all the furniture in our NYC apartment!). When I told him I wanted him to build something cool, he sawed and hammered in his parents’ garage, and when he was done, he had created two giant initials (J and B), painted them gold, and attached LED lights to the back so they would glow for the dance party. Pretty cool husband I’ve got.

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

colorful wild bouquet - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

single flower boutonniere - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Invitations – We designed our invitations based on old vintage Poconos postcards. As a keepsake, we burned little forest landscapes into small wooden rounds with our initials on the back, and tied everything together with baker’s twine.

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

flower girl - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Programs – We wrote every guest a little thank you note in our program, because we wanted to make sure everyone knew they were a part of our family. I dusted off the old Photoshop skills and cobbled the programs together myself. A illustrator friend from the tech startup I work for drew a caricature of us that we used for the front, and I literally got them printed from Office Depot two night before (whew). Flowers – I was convinced we didn’t need to spend a fortune on flowers. We found bloominous.com, which ships flowers to you – designed and bulk. One of their designers, Richard, and I plotted over the phone for weeks, and a day before the wedding, all the flowers came FedEx. Our lovely friend made my floral crown and all the bouquets (she’s never ever done it before and they turned out to be AMAZING) and my bridesmaid and family put all the table flowers in all sorts of vases to place on the tables.

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Wedding ceremony chapel – My parents disappeared for two hours, and when I found them, they had decorated the ceremony chapel with fresh garlands I ordered online (from Sam’s Club!) and added some color with flowers Mia had around the barn. So beautiful.

unique reception decor - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

outdoor reception - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

hanging terrariums - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Cake – Brandon’s groomsman Nick’s mom is basically his second mother. He’s been dreaming about a wedding cake baked by Daria for years – it’s half the reason I suspect he wanted to marry me. When I told her we were hoping for a “naked” cake, she pulled herself together, googled it, and made the most spectacular and delicious carrot cake I’ve ever seen.

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Tables – Well, this wasn’t DIY, but we found Forget-Me-Not Vintage rentals. I told Renee my vision for a family style dinner with jewel colored old-world goblets, eclectic china, and mismatched… everything, and she obliged. We set all the big farm tables out in the clearing in the woods – together it looked pretty magical.

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

mismatched reception decor - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

acrylic seating chart - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Favors – A friend of mine started Sriracha2Go which makes tiny, keychain versions of the hot sauce I (and every other Asian in the world) put on everything. He generously sent us a bunch of these to use as favors! I printed my mom’s Chinese chicken recipe and put them in little burlap sacks. Totally functional!! 

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Brandon and I really just wanted a big ol’ party in the woods with all the people we love, and as many of the things we like, as possible. When we found Tall Timber Barn in the Poconos amongst all the beautiful tall trees, next to an old abandoned resort rumored to be haunted, 15 minutes bus ride from a local casino for an afterparty, we were sold. We wanted a family dinner outside in the clearing with eclectic table settings, lots of flowers and vases, games, and sunshine, followed by a dance party in the barn with glowsticks and animal masks, lots of things to see and eat, and lots of laughter and bourbon. We wanted the day to feel romantic and slightly otherworldly. Our wedding party got to explore the haunted resort in the area with our photographers, Marisa and John, and videographer. Brandon and I wanted to honor our families’ journeys. Brandon’s family hails from Hawaii and my parents and I are from China, so we wanted to make sure we took pieces of our cultures we loved and brought them into our wedding. Both our families have gone through a lot to get to celebrate together and we felt so deeply grateful. We had a traditional Hawaiian lei ceremony officiated by Brandon’s uncle Juan, who came all the way from Honolulu to join us.

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

My parents are both musicians, and my brother and I were forced as children of musicians to learn (albeit rather poorly in my case). We brought the band back together for a big show, my parents and I on violin and my brother on piano. My dad also plays a host of Chinese folk instruments, and he busted out some mean solos on the Er Hu, a 2 stringed instrument traditionally used in Chinese theatre. Everyone started stomping the floor on the beat and hollering – it was awesome. We also brought Chinese street shiskabobs straight from the streets of Flushing, Queens. We basically went to Flushing one day and convinced our favorite street vendor to drive to the depth of Pennsylvania at night. What awesome guys for coming! These late night snacks were my favorite food growing up as a little girl in China, and they were a huge hit at the wedding. And finally, my dad’s speech. He’s not a verbose guy, and when he said, “This is everything your mother and I hoped for you,” it meant everything. He also hand carved a photorealistic picture of Brandon and I in wood as a gift for us – unreal.

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Go for everything you truly want and make sure you make your family and friends feel loved and special. I believe you should do all the things you dreamed of to make this one day yours – it’s a day that really represents who you and your fiancé are as people and as a couple. People kept telling me not to focus on the details, but I’m so glad we made it a fun, creative project we got to work on with the whole family. Details for me were all the fun!

naked wedding cake - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Redfield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-poconos-woodland-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photographer

Redfield Photography

Florist

Bloominous

Venue

Tall Timber Barn

Cinematography

Mint Wedding Cinematography

Bridal Gown

Sarah Seven

Reception Dress

Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid Dresses

Badgley Mischka

Hair and Makeup

True Beauty Marks

Caterer

14 Acre Farm

DJ

Joe O'Malley DJ

Rentals

Forget-Me-Not Vintage

Daily Pick

Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Converted Train Station Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Geneoh Photography

A wedding with a bride in ballet shoes, centerpieces in sterling silver pitchers, and a jaw-dropping Free People installation over the sweetheart table is everything our little hearts could ask for. Rachel and Ryan’s wedding was nothing short of perfection (especially thanks to the endless talents of Geneoh Photography and Bloom Designs, and the bride’s own mother), and we guarantee you’ll walk away with tons of new ideas for your own wedding day!

converted train station wedding - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: Our hope was for our guests to experience and love Northern Minnesota as much as we do. It truly is the most lovely place on earth. Simple and laid back was the feel we envisioned. I used lots of neutrals, dusty rose, and gold. Whatever I dreamt up, my Mom, Lori Murray, made happen. She helped me collect mismatch overstuffed chairs for my head table, antique silver pitchers for our centerpieces, vintage tea cups and china, old hankies, and lampshades she recovered, wired and hung throughout the space for up-lighting. A beautiful hand made Free People display was extracted from the Mall of America to hang over the head table. Thousands of pink and white sequence were wrapped on each hand glittered branch and stuffed with frosted globe lights. All things wood were the handy work of my Dad and Ryan.

bride getting ready - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bridal shoes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ballet shoes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

groomsmen - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

peony bouquet - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

bridesmaids with babys breath - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

pastel peony bouquet - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

outdoor ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ceremony handkerchiefs - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

I love the simplicity and delicacy of baby’s breath so I had my bridesmaids carry that. I always dreamt of a solid Peony bouquet – and although I had missed prime Peony season, Amy Jobe and Kate Keupers surprised me with the most perfect soft pink peony bouquet. It had me smiling all day long.

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

reception area - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

sweetheart table sign - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

elegant reception chairs - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

vintage china - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

unique reception chandelier - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Set a wedding planning end time and stick to it. Ryan and I agreed that after the rehearsal we would let the chips fall. It forced us to enjoy our guests and each other and reminded us what the weekend was really about.

centerpiece in sterling silver - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

elegant reception - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

polaroid guest book - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding cake with roses - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

cupcakes - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

cake table - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Geneoh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/converted-train-station-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “La Vie en Rose,” Daniela Andrade
“Love Shall Abide,” John Overland

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Geneoh Photography

Florist

Bloom Designs

Wedding Planning and Bride's Veil

Lori Murray

Venue

The NP Event Space

Bridal Store

Posh Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Ballet Beautiful

Hair and Makeup

Kelsey Proud

Groom's Suit

Judd Frost Clothier

Catering

The Blue Door Pub

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

Brittany Barr

Ceremony Vocalists

Susan and Elizabeth Druck

DJ

Electrifying Dynamics

Wedding Invitations

Randi King Designs

Handcrafted Mismatched Backyard Wedding

Garden Weddings

Lea and Fabian describe their wedding day as “classic elegance with a touch of vintage whimsy,” and I couldn’t possibly imagine a more fitting explanation. Rachel Solomon Photography and Carte Blanche worked wonders here, taking the couple’s vision of mismatched eclecticism and making sure all the Is and Ts were dotted and crossed.

handcrafted mismatched backyard wedding - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

From the bride, Lea: Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful. My overall theme I identified as classic elegance with a touch of vintage whimsy and I drew inspiration from old English gardens and garden parties. I wanted family style wooden tables without linen with green, white, and ivory flowers lining the centers of the tables with bistro lights swinging sweetly above. I wanted to get married under the tree that I used to climb to read a book or to pick mulberries to give my miniature horse. I decorated the tree with all kinds of lanterns; one of the lanterns was my grandpa’s old railroad lantern.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

wedding dress - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

rustic boutonnieres - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

green and white bouquet - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

white bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

newspaper wedding program - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

I knew I didn’t want to walk from the house and be seen by all of my guests, so I needed a way to hide myself until the moment I began to walk down the aisle. I loved the idea of some sort of curtain hanging from a tree. I had seen a paper flower curtain on Pinterest and had incidentally found a large heart paper punch at the craft store, so I began to cut out paper hearts on floral patterned green paper and my cousin sewed them together in 8 foot long strands. We hung the 8×8 creation from a pecan tree and my dad and stepdad parted it down the middle to reveal me, the bride, to the guests and my groom. After the ceremony, the heart curtain doubled as the backdrop for the photo booth.

paper heart garlands - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

ceremony curtain - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

mismatched ceremony chairs - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

mismatched wedding ideas - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

ceremony under the trees - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

handcrafted mismatched backyard wedding - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

I saw a drawing in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine of people reading a large vintage newspaper for a wedding program. My mom and stepdad used to own and produce a small newspaper so I knew it was meant to be! We collected pictures, I wrote small stories, we even created a crossword puzzle, and we created a beautiful vintage newspaper. I found some customizable vintage library cards on Etsy that I purchased and displayed on a vintage card catalogue that my mom owned for the seating chart.

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We hunted for the perfect tables and only one company in town, Classic Party Rentals, had precisely what I wanted. I am a bit of a collector of randomness and decided each table should have its own theme, and thus began the hunt for the perfect containers for each of the 16 tables. I began by looking in my mother’s, my grandmothers, and my own cabinets for flower vases or any other antique type containers that would hold water. For approximately one year I scoured thrift stores and yard sales seeking out the perfect containers. The themed tables were quite the project, but I cried tears of joy when I saw how perfect Carte Blanche Floral Designs had captured what I had been dreaming of. The table themes were: green glass, clear glass, cut glass, wooden containers, pink/orange depression glass, tins, milk glass, books, brass, silver, pewter, mercury glass, teacups, terrariums, antique medicine bottles (I’m a nurse), and pitchers. The cocktail hour tables also had a garden theme.

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Corkey Creations

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Carondelet House Wedding

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Floataway Studios

Well, it looks like we might just have stumbled across our new favorite venue: Los Angeles’ Carondelet House. With a space that doubles as a beautiful ceremony hall and a warm and cozy reception venue, it’s easy to see why we’re so smitten. Jackie and Matt’s wedding day wanted their wedding to feel like “family living rooms over the holidays,” and judging by these images from Floataway Studios, we think it’s safe to say they achieved just that (and more)!

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From the bride, Jackie: Inspired by the time of year, we wanted the celebration to feel like our family living rooms over the holidays. We wanted to capture the warmth, sense of togetherness and ease that comes with the season and infuse the evening air with it.


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I have a huge family so food cascades from various corners, while people zip from here to there, and kids crawl about. I wanted to maintain that freedom and liveliness and knew that how we approached food would be the major driver in delivering this. We decided against a formal sit-down dinner and thought that a cocktail reception with passed heavy and playful hors d’ouerves would allow people to move and mingle freely. Matt and I love the outdoors and are daring in our own right. We wanted to nod to this in various ways. Heather of Twig and Twine brought in beautiful mosses and ferns as a backdrop to our story. We also gave our guests the option to donate to nature preservation causes in our registry. And in lieu of favors, we donated to the National Parks Conservation Association in their honor.


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The Save the Dates were old postcards that I collected in Australia. I designed and printed out the text content in a bold, masculine font backwards and did image transfers of them with acetone. The invitations were a result of a worldwide collaboration between a graphic designer in Ohio, my mother-in-law in California, and myself in Australia. I knew I wanted to have a blend of materials in the suite and loved the idea of putting kraft paper, wood and cotton together. Alaina at Cheerupcherup printed the wooden RSVP cards and the envelopes. I requested the invite content as a digital file and had it made as a rubber stamp locally. I purchased homespun cotton and red thread at a fabric store, and kindly asked my mother-in-law to cut and stitch them to size. Once they made it back to Australia, I stamped and assembled the suite. Our event stylist created a guest book where our guests were asked to suggest adventures for us to go on or to give us any words of wisdom.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Think of your vendors as part of your team. Respect their time, energy, creativity and talent. Carve out a time in your celebration where it is just you and your husband and no one else. We are so thankful that our event stylist and coordinator, Wilmarose, set aside a 30 minute window after the ceremony and before we joined the reception that was just for us. She even had food and champagne waiting in the wings! Take a moment and soak it all in. Because you and your husband are tugged in different directions by excited friends and relatives, designate a friend to nudge you and your partner a couple of times to stop and marvel at the incredible swirl around you.


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Holocene,” Bon Iver
Bride’s Processional: “My Lady’s House,” Iron and Wine
Recessional: “Welcome Home,” Radical Face
First Dance: “Crosses,” Jose Gonzalez

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Photographer: Floataway Studios / Event Design and Planning: Wilmarose Orlanes of Lovely Jubilee / Wedding Flowers: Twig and Twine / Wedding Venue: Carondelet House / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji “YR90326L” / Wedding Veil: AgnesHart / Wedding Shoes: Butter “Saffron” / Earrings: BHLDN “Baltic Amber Earrings” / Hair and Makeup: Genie of E2Beauty / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Styled by bride; Banana Republic, ASOS, Madewell, Urban Outfitters / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Batsanis / Wedding Caterer: The Vetted Table / Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Coffee: Handsome Coffee Roasters / DJ: Prime Elements / Rentals: Found Rentals / Wedding Invitations: Cheerupcherup

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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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Romantic Atlanta Wedding

Romantic Weddings

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Paper Antler

What can I possibly say about this wedding to do it justice? Once in a while we run across weddings that make our hearts ache and long for wedding do-overs, and today’s beauty from Paper Antler is just one of those weddings. Jackie and Grant returned to Jackie’s hometown of Atlanta and celebrated with vintage centerpiece bottles, ping pong tables, and perfectly mismatched bridesmaids dresses.

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From the photographers, Paper Antler: Jackie and Grant are college sweethearts who decided to celebrate their wedding in Jackie’s hometown of Atlanta. Their ceremony was in a historic church downtown and the reception was at the beautiful Summerour, a renovated warehouse with a Tuscan style courtyard. Their whole day had a soft, vintage feel, from the bride’s lace dress and flower headpiece, to the light pink and grey color palette. However, the fried southern food, ping pong tables at the cocktail hour, and colorful mismatched bottle centerpieces made it quirky and personal to them.


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Wedding Location: Atlanta, GA / Photographer: Paper Antler / Wedding Venue: Summerour / Wedding Flowers and Floral Crown: Amy Osaba / Wedding Planner: Amelia Gazaway / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore / Hair: Sarah Bolte / Makeup: Beth Pilgreen / Groom’s Attire: Kenneth Cole / Wedding Caterer: Bold American / DJ: Mike Zarin of Zegi

Barr Mansion Texas Wedding

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It’s no secret we love weddings from Austin’s Barr Mansion here at Ruffled. It has the perfect mix of old world charm and funky whimsy we can never get enough of! Photographer Lauren Larsen captured Ashley and Jason’s wedding day expertly, along with the talents of The Nouveau Romantics and Vera Green Productions. We’re madly in love with the bride’s gorgeous short number!

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From the bride, Ashley: I really let the setting dictate a lot more of the style than I thought I would. I always knew our southern roots and my vintage-modern aesthetic would play a large role whatever the venue. We always wanted the occasion to feel comfortable, but never casual.

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Even though fall really doesn’t begin until November in Texas (or at least it doesn’t feel like it does!), I really wanted to play up a fall wedding. I did this through the color choices of my flowers and bridesmaids dresses and through our menu planning. I had a beautiful deep aubergine with a punch of chartreuse in mind for colors. When I found the perfect bridesmaid dress to base everything around I knew it was meant to be.


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The escort cards with the handkerchiefs were something I nabbed from another wedding. We actually ended up “making” many of the kerchiefs from great fabric we found at a quilting store in Austin. I hand-wrote the escort cards while my bridesmaids cut the fabric and tided the ribbons and my florist added the finishing touch with the buds. It was quite the team effort. my wonderful groom also designed the menus that we placed on the tables.


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The escort cards with the handkerchiefs were something I nabbed from another wedding. We actually ended up “making” many of the kerchiefs from great fabric we found at a quilting store in Austin. I hand-wrote the escort cards while my bridesmaids cut the fabric and tided the ribbons and my florist added the finishing touch with the buds. It was quite the team effort. my wonderful groom also designed the menus that we placed on the tables.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Figure out what’s really important to the two of you from the beginning. For example: food and drink were a big deal to Jason and I. We knew we wanted to spend a large portion of our budget there. Remember that photos are forever, no one will remember if you chose the less expensive champagne (as long as you don’t run out!) Take the week off before your wedding if you can. You’ll be amazed at the last minute things that pop up, and you’ll want some time to transition out of work mode.


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Transatlanticism,” Death Cab for Cutie
Bride’s Processional: “Hoppípolla,” Sigur Ros
Recessional: “Mr. Blue Sky,” Electric Light Orchestra
First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray La Montagne
Father/Daughter Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Mother/Son Dance: “The Very Thought of You,” Billie Holiday

Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Wedding Venue, Catering, and Cake: The Barr Mansion / Wedding Photographer: Lauren Larsen / Event Design and Planning: Vera Green Productions / Wedding Flowers: The Nouveau Romantics / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Birdcage Veil: BHLDN / Bride’s Earrings: New York Vintage / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit and Tie: J. Crew / Groom’s Shirt: Jack Spade / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Lighting and Rentals: Loot Vintage Rental / Bluegrass Band: The Lost Pines / DJ: Penguin Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Hello Lucky! / Calligraphy: Nicole Black of The Left Handed Calligrapher

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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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Quirky British Wedding

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Mixed florals, vintage dresses and the photography of Emma Case are just some of the reasons my insides are aching over today’s wedding. With all the quirkiness we could ask for, British couple Ray and Phil infused their day with fun, mismatched pieces and, from the looks of it, lots of laughter. I would’ve given an arm and a (vintage kitten-heel clad) foot to have been at this adorable wedding! Congratulations, you two!

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From the stylin’ bride, Ray. We wanted the wedding to feel like us – we wanted everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable and to be able to enjoy the day as much as possible. We also have a flat full of vintage stuff gathered from various London junk markets and we wanted the wedding to have a similar feel.

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We went for bright colours and mismatching florals. My bridesmaids and friends were amazing. We made all of the decorations – My maid of honour (who is also my sister in law) made metres and metres of crepe paper bunting for the reception as well as doily bunting for the ceremony.

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quirky british wedding

My other bridesmaid made all of the boys’ ties and (along with her amazing Mum) made 80 napkins (one for each guest). My Bridesman arranged all of the flowers for the ceremony and reception. We wanted a wedding as local to where we lived as possible. South East London doesn’t have that many venues that suited our taste or budget (!). We wanted somewhere that felt relaxed and had a pub atmosphere – Davy’s was the first and only reception venue we visited and we knew immediately that it would be perfect.

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Instead of a cake we had a ‘bake off’. we asked 10 guests to bake a cake and then everyone voted on which was best – the winner was given a bottle of champagne.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t be too ready to compromise. Trust your gut. If there’s something you really want to feature in the day, be willing to work that little bit harder for it even if it makes things a little more stressful for a while. Compromising too early meant I bought two lots of bridesmaids dresses as well as two dresses for myself!

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Wedding Vendors (London, UK):

Wedding reception: Davy’s Wine Bar / Florist: Kirsty from Igloo Flowers created bouquets and the boutonnieres / Photographer: Emma Case / Wedding Dress: Vintage from Fur Coat No Knickers / Headpiece: DIY / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vintage / Groom’s suit: Burtons / DJ: iPod playlist / Caterer: Davy’s Wine Bar / Wedding Cake: various from wedding guests / Transportation: Groom’s father’s Beetle (the same car the groom’s dad proposed to his wife in!)

Vintage Seaside Wedding

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Andy and Mercedes’ wedding is nothing short of stunning, and these photos from Matthew Morgan prove it. It took place at an old farm down a quaint country road – near the seaside, no less! From the short wedding dress to the antique frames hanging behind the altar, I have nothing but love for this wedding!

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From the gorgeous bride, Mercedes: I found my sweet off white little wedding dress at Macy’s on sale for $60, my mom added lace, sleeves, and a petticoat to add a vintage twist on the dress. My Veil was an early 50’s off white box hat (I think that’s what they’re called?) My friend added the lace veil in front. My shoes were Steve Madden sparkly flats, that added a perfect girly touch.

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Finding bridesmaids dresses… Wow was that an episode! I had supermodel tall girls, petite tiny girls, and an 8 months pregnant girl. But I was determined to have adorable fashionable dresses. It worked out, half wore tight fitted, sweetheart cut, tweed dresses. The other half wore beige baby doll dresses with tiny burnt orange polka dots. To tie them all together they wore the same shoes as well as hair accessory and ribbon belts made by a wonderful girlfriend of mine. All dresses were from Anthro.

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Check back soon for part II! Mercedes had much more to share with us, you don’t want to miss it!

Vintage England Wedding II

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And now, part two (See Part 1 here) of Stuart and Lauri’s vintage London wedding. I just adore those car and balloon pictures, and their cafe reception venue is so darling! Photos by Lisa Devlin.

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From the couple: The reception was easy. We had been on a few really lovely day-trips to a fantastic little cafe at The Needlemakers in the gorgeous town of Lewes. The building, food and staff are all amazing there, and it was just big enough to turn the place into a sweaty little disco after the meal.

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We all had a go as DJ as a lot of us know each other through the club night Stuart and his best man, Liam, ran together.

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The cake, a tiered Victoria sponge with raspberries, was provided by the Needlemakers staff upon our request…lovely people.

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Our advice is to spend money on the food and the photos, and make sure your wedding has meaning and personality.

Vintage Wedding Vendors (Lewes, UK):

Venues: Lewes Town Hall, Southover Grange Gardens, The Needlemakers / Photographer: Lisa Devlin / Wedding Dress: Hope and Harlequin / Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Headpiece: New Look / Ring: QuiltedPony / Bridesmaid dresses: all vintage / Groom’s suit: J. Lindenberg / DJ: Stuart and Liam, GOO / Caterer: The Needlemakers / Wedding Cake: The Needlemakers / Transportation: Sovereign Cars

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

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Vintage England Wedding

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This Lewes wedding is so fantastic, it had to be broken into two parts! This charming couple, Stuart and Lauri, loved the idea of a fun, relaxed vintage style with personal touches. The couple did a lot of DIY planning and styling, choosing a variety of colors and styles for everything. The photos are by the talented Lisa Devlin, a UK photographer.

The couple says:  We knew we didn’t want strange, lilac matching bridesmaids’ dresses that got worn once (begrudgingly) so we let each of the bridesmaids choose their own style of dress, asking only that it be floral and colourful. This pretty much summed up the whole day, the favours were 70 different chocolate bars wrapped in a load of different papers, with wonky, hand-stamped name tags that doubled up as place-settings. Everything from the crockery to the picnic blankets, was just a big mess of colours.

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I wore a vintage, linen dress bought for £125! It’s from a vintage boutique called Hope and Harlequin in Brighton, England. I did my own hair and make up, and the head-piece is from New Look and cost less than £10.

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My bridesmaids and I made the bouquets from flowers bought the night before the wedding at a supermarket!

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The groom wore a beautifully cut 1960s inspired suit from J.Lindenberg.

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The ceremony was at Lewes Town Hall followed by photographs and a champagne picnic at the very beautiful Southover Grange Gardens.

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Check back soon for the reception part!

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Vintage Wedding Vendors (Lewes, UK):

Venues: Lewes Town Hall, Southover Grange Gardens, The Needlemakers / Photographer: Lisa Devlin / Wedding Dress: Hope and Harlequin / Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Headpiece: New Look / Ring: QuiltedPony / Bridesmaid dresses: all vintage / Groom’s suit: J. Lindenberg / DJ: Stuart and Liam, GOO / Caterer: The Needlemakers / Wedding Cake: The Needlemakers / Transportation: Sovereign Cars

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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