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Woodland Garden Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Look no further if you’re in need of some wedding day inspiration that combines the beautiful woodland outdoors, stunning photos by Amberlee for Jessica Cooper Photography, and picture-perfect blooms by Larkspur Botanicals. This wedding, tucked away in the trees, has got the right amount of whimsy and romance and those two things have always gone so well together.

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From the bride, Amory: My fiancé and I wanted to have a very intimate backyard wedding. We were going for a rustic yet simple style. The backyard was so gorgeous with lots of trees and greenery so we really wanted that to be a big part of the style.

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Flower recipeEucalyptusdahliasgarden & spray roseslisianthus and wildflowers. I had a beautiful bouquet with ivories and touches of blush while the bridesmaid had ivory bouquets.

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Our day was romantic, fun and rustic. I went with a gold/blush color scheme. We had lots of DIY projects such as creating our seating chart. My father in law built the big piece of wood and stained it for us. Once that was done, my sister in law wrote all of the table numbers and guests names on our sign. It was one of my favorite pieces of the wedding. She also made our drink menu, ceremony sign and an “unplugged sign”. The unplugged sign was an important part for both my fiancé and I. We wanted people to really be there with us and share this special moment rather than on their phones.

We then shared our professional photos with our family & friends when we received them, which they loved. I created little cones with flower petals to have thrown once my husband and I walked out of the ceremony. I also created the table numbers. I bought lots of gold & blush picture frames and we wrote the table numbers inside of them. They were adorable and very easy to make.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning your wedding is half the fun! It may get crazy and difficult but stay true to what you want. Everyone will be happy if you are happy. Some of my best memories besides the wedding, were planning it. Such as buying my dress with my mom, cake tasting etc.

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery
Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “More than Words,” Extreme
Bridal Processional: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding
Recessional: “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
First Dance: “I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain (My husband had heard that song in the car when he was about 7 years old. He had told his nanny that would be his wedding song one day.)
We also played Endless Love by Lionel Richie which was my in-laws’ wedding song. It was their 20th anniversary so we played it for them and let them have a dance. It was a total surprise to them and such a great moment.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Cooper Photography - Associate Shooter, Amberlee Namini

Floral Design

Larkspur Botanicals

Venue

Private Residence

Wedding Dress

BHLDN "Adalynn"

Hairpiece

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Pin It Up & Pout

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Nordstrom

Groom and Groomsmen's Attire

J.Crew

Wedding Cake

My Daughter's Cakes

DJ

Sound Illusion DJs

Rentals

Big Dawg Party Rentals

Signage and Calligraphy

Diana Clarizio

Save-the-Dates and Wedding Invitations

Minted

Post-Processing

The Refined Union

Summer Brunch Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Tree of Life Films

A brunch wedding reception is always a fun concept and get ready for the most fun concepts all added into this darling shoot from Tree of Life Films. The minds behind this brunch wedding inspiration were Rabbit Rabbit Crew and it’s got lovely doses of great food, beautiful hanging blooms from Faye + Renee, and an all over heaping of whimsy and mirth. This shoot would not have been complete without these precious pups and if you’re on the hunt to give a furry a forever home, these dogs are up for adoption through the Animal Alliance of NJ. Ice cream and puppies? You’re slaying us with all the cuteness.

Summer Brunch Wedding Inspiration - photo by Tree of Life Films http://ruffledblog.com/summer-brunch-wedding-inspiration

From the event designers, Rabbit Rabbit Crew: For this inspiration shoot, we wanted to create a mini world with the warmth of summer and nods to child-like favorites. The table was set for a brunch style soiree with bright colored fruits and smoothie bowls, sugar waffle sweets and chocolate spoons ready to stir in milk! We wanted everything on the table to feel fun and inviting from the mint trays full of fare to the edible flowers in the milk glasses.

summer wedding colors - photo by Tree of Life Films http://ruffledblog.com/summer-brunch-wedding-inspiration

unique summer wedding themes - photo by Tree of Life Films http://ruffledblog.com/summer-brunch-wedding-inspiration

brunch wedding receptions - photo by Tree of Life Films http://ruffledblog.com/summer-brunch-wedding-inspiration
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Tree of Life Films

Event Planning and Styling

Rabbit Rabbit Crew

Floral Designer

Faye + Renee

Venue

Brookmill Farm

Wedding Dress

Ashe B. & Co.

Hair

Kerri Fawley

Makeup

Parlor Beauty

Desserts

Cake Life Bake Shop

Pet Adoption

Animal Alliance of NJ

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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Elegant Woodsy Wedding with Pops of Burgundy

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Saltwater Studios

Oh my goodness, everyone. Would you take a look at this wedding inspiration that Saltwater Studios shot? And give yourself a few minutes to let all of the gorgeous wedding details sink in? I love all aspects of this boho chic shoot, right down to that unbelievable bouquet with every color imaginable in the red spectrum by Savannah’s Garden Florist, the classic ruby red engagement ring tucked away in The Mrs. Box, and last but not least, all of the organic elements woven in so well. It plays in effortlessly with the natural elements and adds a decent heap of romance. Oh, I am just going gaga over this if you can’t already tell.

rustic wedding bouquet - photo by Saltwater Studios http://ruffledblog.com/rustic-bohemian-inspired-wedding

From the photographer, Saltwater Studios: A lot of boho details with some rustic natural elements sprinkled with a touch of romantic charm is the perfect way to describe this styled shoot in Southern NJ. Running Deer is a small golf course & venue tucked back in the woods and it played as the perfect backdrop for these amazing vendors to collaborate to create some beautiful inspiration. Antlers, lace and vintage pieces added to the elegance of this winter shoot.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Saltwater Studios

Event Planning and Floral Design

Savannah's Garden Florist

Venue

Running Deer Golf Club

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline

Lingerie

SPLaceWear

Hair

Daneene Jensen & Associates

Wedding Ring

Trumpet & Horn

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Cheese Cake

Bagliani's

Design and Decor

Marry Me Alma

Cake Topper

P.S. Wedding Creations

Wedding Invitations

Just Be

Daily Pick

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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Enchanted Garden Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Okay, you might need to brace yourself for this one. Samantha Jay Photography and A Garden Party sent over this incredibly stylish shoot that proves that you can have a garden wedding no matter the time of the year or the location. With how lush this entire shoot looks, it’s almost impossible to believe there was a snow storm outside just the day before!

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Samantha Jay Photography: The magic that happens when several unbelievably talented vendors come together to make a styled shoot is undeniable in these romantic photos. What hoped to be a spring garden styled shoot was transformed into a breathtaking snowy adventure when southern NJ was hit with a huge snow storm the day prior. Loads of fresh greenery, yards of peach tulle and glistening gold accents make you forget about the snow on the ground and help to inspire what your romantic garden wedding could be like, in any season.

neutral wedding invitations - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

flower girl accessories - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas
How adorable is this floral bracelet for the flower girl?

Ruffled - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

unique ring bearer ideas - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas
Not to leave out any ideas for the ring bearer, we love this idea of stashing the rings on a potted plant and writing “I Do” on the leaves for a beautiful display before the ceremony!

wedding puppy - photo by Samantha Jay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-wedding-ideas

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Samantha Jay Photography

Floral Design

A Garden Party

Venue

Running Deer Golf Club

Wedding Dress

Sweet Caroline Styles

Hair and Makeup

Occasions by Diana

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Charlie Whiskey

Daily Pick

Spreading Lovely

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

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

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

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

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Willow Creek Winery Wedding

DIY Weddings

When a baker gets married, rest assured the dessert table is going to be a whopper. Bride Toni owns her own bake shop with her sister, and the two went all out designing sweet treats for her wedding to groom Josh. The entire day was a creative fall wedding to remember, with the help of the talented Jessica Hendrix Photography and Pocket Full of Posies.

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

From the bride, Toni: Our wedding took place at Willow Creek Winery in cape may New Jersey. Kevin Celli was our guide and planner and did an amazing job with helping us out in any way possible! For my wedding I imagined a rustic but colorful and creative vibe. It was fall, but I wanted to incorporate peacock blue/green with bright reds and oranges. Some gold accents. I did a lot of my own crafting, like stained crates handmade seating arrangements signage, etc.. I handmade my invitations and save the dates, at each setting. There was a clementine with a leaf cutout with hand gold embossed names!

bride getting ready - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

beach wedding photography - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

bridesmaids in peacock blue - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

One of the biggest things I did for the day was the wedding cakes and all the desserts! I own my own shop in Haddonfield, New Jersey called Sweet T’s Bakeshop. My sister and own the shop together and made a ton of desserts for my day! Two cakes including three different flavors: blood Orange velvet, sweet potato with spiced pears, and baked apple cinnamon dolce! We also made individual apple pies in mason jars, French macaroons with hand painted gold spiders (it was Nov. 1) mini pumpkin cheesecakes with ginger snaps crust and ice cream cookie sandwiches with homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and Bassetts pumpkin ice cream. We also had an array of vintage glass bottle and jars scattered everywhere in tables.

ceremony arch with sunflowers - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

I was in love with my floral arrangements by Pocket Full of Posies in Galloway NJ. Beth Ann did a fabulous job! When my flowers arrived at my hotel suit while we were getting ready I was so so so excited and blown away! I had some succulents, orchids, eucalyptus, deep purple Calla lilies, blue thisle, red berries, and some really pretty bright orange and red needle looking flowers!! In love! Oh yeah, I also had sunflowers with the petals picked off! My table arrangements had turquoise lanterns and white lanterns scattered with candle and some of the antique bottles had a flower or two. There were also some blue mason jars with flowers.

leaf escort cards - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

fall seating chart - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

fall wedding centerpieces - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for other couples is to try and make it special for yourselves. Don’t worry about what other people think. Put your love and every into little details and it will become something special!

clementine place setting - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

wedding cake with teal accent - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

cake table - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

naked wedding cake - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography http://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “January Rain,” David Gray
Recessional: “Wild Fire,” John Mayer
First Dance: “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee

Wedding Vendors

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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Valley Crest Fall Wedding

Rustic Weddings

How amazing is it that today’s bride wore her mother’s own wedding dress and veil from 35 years ago — and didn’t need to do a single alteration? This wedding from With Love & Embers and Little Big Farm (plus a lot of hard work and love from the bride and her mother) is just in time for Halloween, full of pumpkins, gold, and plenty of the fall spirit.

Valley Crest Farm wedding - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

From the bride, Katy: When Mike and I decided to have our wedding on a farm we knew we wanted to incorporate that same fall setting that makes us smile when we go apple and pumpkin picking. We wanted to inspire a fun and easy going vibe for our guests, while still trying to hold onto certain elements that make weddings so classic and elegant. For our colors we started with gold since it is such a rich autumn color and went from there. We featured deep fall colors like burgundy and garnet red and offset them with a delicate blush hue in my bouquet and the bridesmaid dresses. Adding in blush also helped to soften the groomsmen’s black suits and burgundy ties. For all the other décor we really let the vibrant fall colors speak for themselves in the mums, pumpkins and table décor. We took advantage of the produce the farm grows and included those items in our decor, favors and food. In addition to our decor, it was important our food connected with the season to bring a fresh farm to table menu.

gold wedding shoes - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

dahlia bouquet - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

bridal party - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

wedding veil - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

boutonniere - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

Halloween weddings - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

For our floral arrangements for the tables we used over 200 zinnias that my grandfather grew himself on his farm in northern New Jersey. We ordered our fillers (baby’s breath, berries, dusty miller and assorted greenery) from our local grocery store. We got huge dahlias from a neighbor and the rest of the flowers were from my parent’s own garden. My bouquet, bridal party flowers and three compote vase arrangements were created by Patti at Little Big Farm, an organic flower farm in NJ. She incorporated dahlias, scabiosa and roses to create a romantic, slightly cascading bouquet for me to hold.

Here Comes the Bride sign - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

For the head table, my dad and husband built and stained two farm tables. They even nailed the wood together with nails that once belonged to my grandfather (who passed away when I was very young). It’s remarkable to think about all the love that went into making the farm tables alone. My mom, aunt, cousin and I spent a weekend making pickles for favors. We featured them on a “farmers market” table with produce from the farm to help tie together the theme. We also used apples from the orchard as centerpieces next to flower arrangements my mom put together the day before the wedding. My dad spent the morning of the wedding designing the hay barrel display for the ceremony and we created multiple planters to put around the farm, including the two white planters that sat next to the 200 year old oak tree Mike and I got married under. Our friends helped string lanterns and tulle under the patio and tent. My mom, myself and two of the bridesmaids styled the tables the morning of the wedding. We bought forks on the internet and spent nights bending them to design place card holders for the seating chart. We sourced out all the amber colored water goblets since it was hard to find them to rent in New Jersey. We bought a ton of lanterns on sale at Ikea and my mom painted them all white with a crackle paint to look weathered. I’m pretty positive we went through at least ten cans of spray paint covering items in gold. Items turned gold included my grandfather’s old wheel barrel that we filled with ice and drinks for the ceremony. We love vintage and can spend weekends wandering flea markets, so when I looked into renting vintage furniture I was shocked by the cost to rent and/or deliver the items. My grandfather let me borrow some of his antique chairs and marble table, and we also ended up using some of the furniture in my parent’s house to save money. In addition to these pieces, we used my great grandmother’s crystal punch bowl for spiked apple cider.

gold paper lanterns - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

Halloween wedding - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

jam wedding favors - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

wedding favors - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

sweetheart table chairs - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

gold table numbers - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

fall tablescape - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

fall wedding - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

Instagram signs - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

fall wedding - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be able to brush off when something goes wrong on your wedding day… no one will notice if something goes wrong but you :) If you’re going the DIY route make sure you have a venue that will give you plenty of time to set up. Our venue was absolutely breathtaking, but we only had two hours the day before the wedding (and an hour the morning of) to set up. We brought EVERYTHING in ourselves from furniture down to every last mum and pumpkin. There were plans to put up corn stalks, create a tulle background behind the bar, etc but there wasn’t nearly enough time. We were so busy and time crunched we even forgot to put out half of the fruit and veggies on our farmers market favor table! Luckily we had AMAZING family and friends who all pitched in to put together a wedding more beautiful than I could have dreamed up.

Halloween wedding - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

fall wedding - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

wedding desserts - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by With Love and Embers http://ruffledblog.com/valley-crest-farm-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
First Dance: “Leather & Lace,” Stevie Nicks & Don Henley

Wedding Vendors

Photography

With Love & Embers

Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Floral Crown, and Compote Vases

Little Big Farm

Venue

Valley Crest Farm & Preserve

Wedding Dress

Bride's mother's wedding gown

Reception Dress

Chi Chi London

Wedding Shoes

Freya Rose London

Hair and Makeup

Dolce Vita Salon

Groom's Suit

Topman

Catering, Wedding Cake, and Desserts

Market Roost

Donuts

Montclair Bread Company

DJ

Magic Touch DJs

Officiant

Judge John Selser

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Woodland Romance Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

You guys, I’ve fallen deeply, madly, and completely in love with today’s shoot from Emily Wren Photography and A Garden Party Florist. A truly talented team of vendors came together to create a breathlessly romantic scene in a wooded valley, including a ceremony backdrop made of tree trunks decorated with lanterns and candles that’s guaranteed to set your hearts racing. Every time we look at the shoot we see something new to love, so make sure you catch every image!

woodland romance wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Emily Wren: This shoot took place at a brand new wedding venue called Brookmill Farms located in Lambertville, NJ and was a collaboration between A Garden Party Florist, QueenBee Paperie, Lovely Bride Philadelphia, Forget Me Not Rentals and myself, Emily Wren Photography. We wanted to showcase the venue as well as all of our vendors’ creativity by letting ourselves be inspired by the idyllic setting of this venue nestled into a wooded valley. In addition to the flower arrangements, A Garden Party florist created a plethora of amazing botanical details, such as a fresh fern table runner, a botanical bow tie and pocket square for our groom and botanical jewelry for our bride. One unique service they offer is live painting of your wedding by their resident artist and designer so we had her paint a scene of the couple on the beautiful covered bridge on the property.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

hot pink boutonniere - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

woodland romance wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

wedding jewelry - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

woodland romance wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

bride and groom - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

pocket square boutonniere - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

woodland romance wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

wedding ideas - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

wedding signs - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

woodland romance wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

lantern and candle ceremony backdrop - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

garden reception - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

elegant place setting - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

reception - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

woodland romance wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

mismatched reception chairs - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

fuchsia centerpiece - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

woodland romance wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily Wren Photography

Floral

A Garden Party

Venue

Brookmill Farm

Wedding Dress

Lovely Bride

Hair and Makeup

Amanda & Brittany of Salon Pure

Rentals

Forget Me Not Rentals

Wedding Invitations

Queen Bee Paperie

Rainy Day Wedding at Fernbrook Farms

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and it’s a good thing because Gwen and Dan’s wedding had a surprise downpour right as the ceremony began. The couple took it all in stride, and it even made for lots of smiles and laughter all caught by the photographer, Pat Furey. Their plant-infused reception is full of incredible inspiration for any garden lover!

rainy day wedding at Fernbrook Farms - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

From the bride, Gwen: We envisioned the wedding to compliment the beautiful outdoor setting of Fernbrook Farms with plenty of personal touches that spoke to our style as a couple including antiques and our love of nature.

wedding dress - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

garden wedding invitations - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

bride getting ready - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

bride getting ready - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

light pastel bouquet - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms
Bouquet recipe: Light Pink Blush Garden Roses (Keira and White Ohara), Bridal Akito Roses, White & Light Pink Majolica Spray Roses; Silver Brunia Balls; Scabiosa Pods & Light Peach Hypericum, Succulents, Lambs ear.

first look - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

first look - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

first look - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

wedding hair with berries - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

flower girls - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

ceremony processional - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

wedding ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

rainy day ceremony - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

rainy day wedding at Fernbrook Farms - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

ceremony recessional - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

wedding portraits - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

plant display on a ladder - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

The colors were blush and dusty green. We had lots of DIY! We decided on planted flowers, herbs and greens for the centerpieces which the bride’s mother and sister planted. We made all of the programs, menus, escort cards/escort card display, favors and table numbers which all featured a floral paper I fell in love with from Rifle Paper Co that was a part of our wedding invitation.

greenhouse portrait - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

rainy day wedding at Fernbrook Farms - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

escort card tags - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

rainy day wedding at Fernbrook Farms - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

garden wedding table - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

garden inspired centerpiece - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

reception table - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

rainy day wedding at Fernbrook Farms - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have fun with the planning and give yourself plenty of time for an engagement. We had just over a year of planning and I felt like it was the perfect amount of time to really enjoy the process. I had a timeline checklist I used on the knot which kept me on track of what I should be doing when. It also doesn’t hurt to marry a wonderful guy who is engaged enough where they give you an opinion, but not too involved to really just let you do your thing!

rainy day wedding at Fernbrook Farms - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

garden wedding reception - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

floral table number - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

wedding centerpiece - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

rainy day wedding at Fernbrook Farms - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

first dance - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

rainy day wedding at Fernbrook Farms - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/rainy-day-wedding-at-fernbrook-farms

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Check out the wedding film from Squareware Studios:

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis
Bride’s Processional: “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
Recessional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
First Dance: “Love Song,” Adele
Father/Daughter Dance: “Close to You,” Barenaked Ladies
Mother/Son Dance: “Stand by Me,” Ben E King

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Pat Furey

Bouquets

Noreen Albright

Venue

Fernbrook Farms

Wedding Dress and Earrings

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

J Flowers

Hair

Hair Pin Artisan

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom's Suit

Bonobos

Groom's Tie

J.Crew

Groomsmen Attire

Victor & Company-Bespoke Outfitters

Catering

Max Hansen Caterer

Food Truck

R U Hungry

Wedding Cake

Colonial Farms Bakery

Quartet

Highline String Quartet

Chandeliers and Dance Floor

Weddings & Events by Janet

Bathrooms

Mr. John

Wedding Invitations

Jupiter and Juno

Videography

Squareware Studios

Transportation

BusBank

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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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Bright Purple and Pink Wedding in New Jersey

Blue Label, Elegant Weddings

Purple and pink make for some seriously eye-catching wedding design, and when you add in a bit of gold? Talk about fairytale perfection. Off BEET Productions and MDS Floral Design helped bring everything together for this New Jersey wedding with some of the most stunning floral arrangements we’ve seen in ages!

blooming pink and green wedding bouquet - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

From the bride, Kelly: Although we had a large guest list (210 confirmed guests) we still wanted the wedding to feel very intimate and personal. We wanted people to feel that every single detail had a personal touch. The guest comments about decor/over feeling was that it ‘was so you (two)!’ The wedding very much reflected our personal aesthetic and personalities. We wanted the style of our wedding to feel whimsical with a romantic/rich color scheme

beaded wedding gown - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

bejeweled wedding sandals - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

bright purple and pink wedding in New Jersey - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

protea bouquet - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

bridesmaids in bright purple dresses - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

white and pink floral garland - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

bride with protea bouquet - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

flower girls with fabric strip backdrop - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

colorful boutonniere - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

groom and groomsmen - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

bridal party portrait - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

flower girl and bouquets - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

purple place setting - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

gold glitter table number - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to blaze your own trail or break tradition. Doing what you both love and what makes you happy will make your wedding feel unique and you! This will make your wedding memorable for your guests as well. When deciding who would officiate our wedding, we really struggled. Do we get married by our family priest as all of our previous family members had? Do we have a professional officiant? The it became glaringly clear; we wanted the brides Aunt Margy to marry us. This Aunt has a very special relationship with the couple both individually and as a couple. Although this decision was not what was expected, it was the thing that made our wedding so ‘us’ and extremely personal.

floral tree centerpiece with hanging lights - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

gold glitter decor - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

protea floral decor - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

white sugar flowers - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

white and gold floral fondont wedding cake - photo by Off BEET Productions http://ruffledblog.com/bright-purple-and-pink-wedding-in-new-jersey

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Wedding Music:
Bridesmaids’ Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Bridal Processional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
Recessional: “You Make My Dreams,” Hall and Oates
Reception Entrance: “Enter Sandman,” Metallica (this reflected the couple’s mutual love for hard rock and heavy metal music which is the reason they met)
First Dance: “Love Song,” 311

Wedding Vendors

Florist

MDS Floral Design

Venue

The Ashford Estate

Wedding Dress

Badgley Mischka

Hair Clip and Earrings

BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses

Henkaa

Men's Attire

Jos. A. Bank

Catering

Merri-Makers Catering

Wedding Cake

Sweet Selections

Wedding Music

The Fuzzpops

Wedding Invitations

La Bella Rue

Videography

Tweed Productions

Transportation

Bucks County Trolley Co.

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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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Fiesta on the Farm Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

What’s a Monday without a bold punch of color? This styled shoot from Tami Melissa Photography, Just Be Design Studio, Bel Momento Weddings & Special Events, and Savannah’s Garden Florist is ready to provide those bright colorful tones in the form of a styled Mexican-inspired wedding shoot. Personally, we’re wild about the streamer ceremony backdrop – such an easy DIY project!

Fiesta on the Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

From the event designers, Bel Momento Weddings & Special Events: Getting a bunch of wedding professionals together to plan a colorful, Mexican inspired styled photo shoot on a country farm was bound to turn out amazing. Tami Melissa Photography captured breathtaking photos with the vibrant colors, fresh Mexican fare, an adorable Chihuahua named Chico, and rustic elements like vintage barn doors, salvaged church pews, and a rustic barn for the reception. Savannah’s Garden Florist, in Elmer, NJ, created the florals, using vivid pinks, oranges and reds to showcase locally grown dahlias, zinnias, as well as imported peonies fresh from Alaska. Just Be Design Studio created all the invitations and paper designs, and Bel Momento Weddings and Special Events helped coordinate all the stages of the shoot.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

pink and red bouquet - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

colorful wedding flowers - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

Fiesta on the Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

Mexican inspired brides - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

fiesta drinks - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

tall reception centerpieces - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

Fiesta on the Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

The location was at Parvin Farms, LLC in Pittsgrove, NJ, a working grain farm who offered their amazing open spaces, corn fields as backdrops, and barn for the reception. Apron Strings Desserts Boutique created the fabulous cake mimicking the colors and patterns of authentic Mexican papal picado banners, as well as Mexican cookies. Makeup and hair was featured by Your Day Your Way Traveling Hair and Makeup. The gorgeous bridal gown was courtesy of Wedding Belles Boutique in Northfield, NJ. Amazing, authentic Mexican fare was courtesy of Tacos Bravos Mexican Restaurant in Bridgeton, NJ. The details were endless, down to the vividly massed ribbons, beautiful chalkboard, signature drink the Pittsgrove Sunrise, piñata cookies, flowers hanging from trees, the bride’s skeleton earrings and tasseled invitations. It turned out as amazing as it was colorful!

Fiesta on the Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

colorful wedding receptions - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

Mexican wedding ideas - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

colorful paper goods - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

colorful painted vases - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

framed table numbers - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

colorful wedding cakes - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

papel picado bunting - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding

Mexican inspired favors - photo by Tami Melissa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fiesta-on-the-farm-wedding


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Shoot Location: Elmer, NJ / Photographer: Tami Melissa Photography / Event Design, Wedding Invitations, and Paper Goods: Just Be Design Studio / Coordination: Bel Momento Weddings & Special Events / Floral Design: Savannah’s Garden Florist / Venue: Parvin Farms / Wedding Dress: Wedding Belles Boutique / Bride’s Earrings: Baubles by BethAnn / Makeup: Your Day Your Way / Flower Girl Dress: The Dotted Page / Caterer: Tacos Bravos / Wedding Cake: Apron Strings Bakery

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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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Handmade New Jersey Wedding

DIY Weddings

While this New Jersey wedding is sweet enough, it’s made even sweeter by the fact that the bride handmade so very many of the lovely details you see here. Love Me Do Photography captured the day, including the flowers provided and arranged by Love n Fresh Flowers and the bride. Get ready for some yellow + blue goodness:

handmade new jersey wedding // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

From the bride, Christine: In the very initial stages of planning our wedding, we decided to focus on what the day would feel like and not necessarily what it would look like. It was important to make it really feel like “us” which we achieved through all of the handmade elements and curated vintage pieces. Things I made included the cross-stitch table numbers, the fabric garlands that hung above the reception, the ribbon boutonnieres for groomsmen, the cement candle holders, the pinback buttons as part of the seating display, and the pom pom garland that framed us at the ceremony.

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navy bridesmaids dresses // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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bride with sunflowers // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

Our family and friends all contributed to the wedding which we feel so grateful to have received. My Mom and Aunts helped make hundreds upon hundreds of pom poms. One of my bridesmaids is a graphic designer who designed our invitation suite and the imagery that later appeared on our pinback buttons and packaging for our honey jar favors. When it made sense to hire out for projects, we first looked to the handmade community and DIY businesses. After the wedding, one of the best compliments we continuously received was that when folks arrived at the wedding they instantly knew it was ours.

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bride during ceremony // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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newlyweds in veils // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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green table numbers // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

From the groom, DJ: Music has always been a huge part of our lives. We both have backgrounds in college radio and journalism and we met while working for the same music marketing firm in Boston, so it was really important to us that we nailed the playlist. One selfish highlight was getting to play Madness, the Ramones, the Bouncing Souls, and Rancid in succession during the reception. Getting an entire dancefloor of friends and family shaking and smiling might go down as one of the greatest accomplishments of my life.

grooms cake tables // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com

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wedding dance parties // photo by Love Me Do Photography via ruffledblog.com


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Wedding Location: Clermont, NJ / Photographer: Love Me Do Photography / Flowers: Love n Fresh Flowers / Bridesmaids’ Flowers: Love n Fresh Flowers and Produce Junction in Northfield, NJ, arranged by bridal party / Wedding Venue, Caterer, and Day-of Coordination: Xenia Catering at The Abbie Holmes Estate / Wedding Dress and Veil: Mill Crest Vintage / Ceremony Shoes: Loeffler Randall / Reception Dress: BHLDN / Reception Shoes: vintage from eBay / Bride’s Jewelry: earrings from BHLDN, bracelets vintage from Etsy and gift from groom / Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: Bario-Neal / Hair: Artizan Salon / Makeup: Lauren Keenan / Groom’s Suit, Pocket Square, and Tie Clip: J. Crew / Groomsmen’s Shirts, Suspenders and Ties: The Grunion Run / Wedding Cake: The Bakeworks / Groom’s Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar / Honey Favors: Cape May Honey Farm / DJ: Dana McDonald / Save the Date Pennants: designed by Liz of Super Runaway / Fabric Printing: Spoonflower / Sewn by bride / Invitation Suite: designed by bridesmaid Monica Hargrove / Fabric Pockets sewn by bride

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Spreading Lovely

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

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

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

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

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New Jersey Summer Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

W Scott Chester

The second I saw this bride’s wedding dress, my jaw hit the floor. A gigantic round of applause to a bride willing to wear such a fun print on her wedding day! Its pattern continued through their equally amazing wedding cake — don’t miss any of the day captured by W Scott Chester.

patterned wedding dresses // photo by W Scott Chester via ruffledblog.com

From the bride, Christine: Our wedding was held outdoors at my parent’s house in NJ. My mom is an avid gardener so her beautiful landscaping really set the tone for a lush garden theme w/ lots of natural wood elements. We injected our own personalities and style by contrasting the natural elements with modern and playful accents – rustic farm tables met neon orange stationary and exotic flowers, quirky gold animal figurines paired with gold traditional dining chairs, etc. The florist did an amazing job of juxtaposing really soft and feminine flowers with amazing and weird plants that looked straight out of Avatar.

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We continued to play up contrast through a color scheme of soft pinks, peaches, grey and gold with pops of neon orange and bright coral. Neon orange isn’t a color often stocked by wedding vendors – so we ended up making a lot of the neon/bright accents ourselves. Post-its come in an array of super bright colors, so one of the first things I made was the post-it piñata that has been circulating the blogs lately. This was so fun and easy to make and the kids absolutely loved it!

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The florist (Rebecca Shepherd) had this amazing piece of drift wood that we designed the escort table around. The table itself is made from an old glass pane door and plant stands that we found lying around the garage. We die cut little flags for the escort cards and stuck them in a field of moss that Rebecca built up on the table. For the guest book we used a slab of ginkgo wood that Matthew harvested with his dad from a tree that was struck by lighting in Providence, RI. Matthew also proposed to me while we were collecting ginkgo seeds from a tree at Frank Lloyd Wright’s home + studio outside of Chicago. During the ceremony we planted one of the seeds that we collected that day. This is especially significant to us because his father was a huge ginkgo enthusiast and sadly passed away a few years ago. It is also considered a symbol of peace, longevity and resilience.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If you don’t have a wedding planner – definitely invest in a day-of coordinator [or week of coordinator if there is such a thing]. Also, take the time to choose vendors that compliment your style and personality because at some point you will have to step back and let them take the driver’s seat.

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Wedding Music:
Prelude: Ave Maria
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “Blackbird,” The Beatles
First Dance: Otis Redding “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding
Father/Daughter Dance: “Someone to Watch Over Me”

Wedding Location: New Jersey / Photographer: W Scott Chester / Flowers: Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design / Wedding Venue: Private residence / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier, 2013 resort collection / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Hair and Makeup: DePascal Beauty / Groom’s Suit: Lanvin / Groom’s Tie: Gucci / Groom’s Shoes: Westin / Caterer: Emily’s Cafe / Wedding Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique / Cocktail Hour and Reception Music: Big Bang Big Band / Tent: Sperry Tents NJ / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura / Transportation: Arrow Limousine

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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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From Invitation to Inspiration by Wedding Paper Divas & Gilded Lily Events

Design Inspiration, Sponsored

The invites are often the first big decision in wedding planning, so naturally when Wedding Paper Divas asked us to create a wedding inspiration shoot around one of their gorgeous invites we were right on board. Gilded Lily Events picked this watercolor suite and designed a wedding around it, captured by Christina Lilly Photography. They launched a new collection of wedding invites yesterday, in four trends for 2014 – one of which you see it below: Sunkissed Shades!

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Wedding Paper Divas launched a collection of trends for 2014, including Sunkissed Shades (like the one we picked!), Vintage Romance, Stylish Statements and Photo Invitations. Check out the NEW collection here! Enjoy 8 free samples with code FREETRY + up to 25% off with code 25wednov.

Flora + Fauna created the most charming video of the shoot, be sure to watch it:

Wedding Suite: Wedding Paper Divas / Florals & Event Design: Gilded Lily Events / Photography: Christina Lilly Photography / Videography: Flora + Fauna / Calligraphy: MaryKate / Hair & Makeup: Hot Mess Studio / Dress: Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN / Earrings: Elizabeth Cole for BHLDN / Sash: Catherine Deane for BHLDN / Hair Piece and Bracelet: Foolish Ginger / Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Banana Republic / Venue: Historic Walnford, NJ

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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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Rustic Chic Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Today’s wedding inspiration goes to show just why we love styled shoots as much as we do. When some seriously talented wedding professionals come together, there’s no limit to the magic that can happen! Tami Melissa Photography, A Garden Party, and Kyle Michelle Weddings worked on a shoot inspired by ivy building facades with plenty of ideas for a rustic chic wedding.

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From the photographer, Tami Melissa: This whole idea of doing a styled shoot came together with me, the wedding planners/stylists and the florist just chatting about a styled shoot being each of our goals for 2013. We wanted this shoot to speak to all of our strengths and to show brides and grooms that you don’t always have to go with the norm to have a gorgeous wedding. We wanted something eclectic and vintage but with touches of glamour.

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The venue was a private family farm whose barn and stables were completely run down, ivy growing on the facade of the buildings, which emphasized our touches of emerald green throughout the shoot. All of the decor was actual vintage heirlooms; treasures that were found throughout the old farm house. We gathered some of our fabulous local vendors for hair and makeup (Your Day Your Way), cupcakes (Indulgence Cupcakery who competed on Cupcake Wars on the Food Network), a local dress shop and tux shop, as well as two of my past couples as our models for the day! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect “dream team” to put together this inspirational shoot!

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Shoot Location: East Haddonfield, NJ / Photographer: Tami Melissa Photography / Floral Designer: A Garden Party / Event Planner: Kyle Michelle Weddings / Dress Store: Rena Elle Couture / Makeup Artist: Your Day Your Way / Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Formal Expressions / Cake Designer: Indulgence Cupcakery / Invitation Designer: Narola Design

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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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Rutgers Log Cabin Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Relaxed and rustic, this Rutgers log cabin wedding photographed by Christina Lilly Photography with designs by Gilded Lily Events is just beautiful. Bright florals and shiny golds stand out against the rich cabin wood, making this one colorful and cozy Fall wedding.


From the wedding planner/designer, Paige at Gilded Lily Events: Our inspiration began by wanting a late Fall wedding and when we saw the log cabin at Rutgers Gardens it was the perfect venue. Our goal was to create a cozy, rustic, family-style feel. The wedding colors came from favorite kilim pillow of mine with shades of pink, burgundy and yellow. With all of the dark wood in the cabin, the yellow and hot pink were great accent colors and added the pop that we love.


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To add to the cabin feeling, arrows were a design element used through the reception from the handmade escort cards, menus and table numbers designed by Art, Paper, Scissors Design. On the reception tables, we used a mix of natural, organic elements such as galvanized plates, bamboo utensils, and ceramic vases juxtaposed with glassware with gold rimmed edges and our favorite amber goblets. We always love to make the bride and groom chairs stand out! This bride and groom’s chairs were draped with wool shawls with button accents to create cozy extra special seating. We also added a little whimsy to the decor and the wooden mushrooms and fools gold provided a little something unexpected and something for the guests to talk about!


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The flowers by Wallflowers were a knockout with pink peonies, yellow ranunculus, billy balls, pods, wax flowers and seeded eucalyptus just to name a few. We love how they make the simple ceremony structure even more perfect and are a great focal point on the reception tables.


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Location: New Brunswick, NJ / Photographer: Christina Lilly Photography / Event Planner, Designer and Rentals: Gilded Lily Events / Invitations and Paper Goods: Art, Paper, Scissors Design / Venue: Rutgers Gardens and Log Cabins / Dress: Erin Fetherston / Beaded Belt: Anthropologie / Crystal Shrug: BHLDN / Shoes: Brian Atwood / Earrings: LuLu Frost / Suit: Calvin Klein / Flowers: Wall Flowers

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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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Dreamy Valentine’s Day

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Kay English

It’s T minus one day till Valentine’s Day, and this sweetness shot by Kay English and designed by Reverie at the The Ashford Estate in New Jersey is just the ticket. Poppies are always one of my favorite blooms, so needless to say this bouquet is a dream!

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Shoot Location: Manahawkin, NJ / Photographer: Kay English / Event Design and Flowers: Reverie / Venue: The Ashford Estate

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Spreading Lovely

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

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

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

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

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Local Wedding Guide: New Jersey

Local Guide

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Calling all Garden State couples! We’re hopping across the Hudson to highlight our New Jersey Blue Label members and learn tidbits about them. From our favorite local venues to photographers based in NJ, here is your look-no-further list of resources. If you’re not in NJ, remember they all love to travel!

New Jersey:

Aevum Photography:
New Jersey Wedding Photographers

Tell us a little bit about you and what you do.
Aevum Photography: Half hipster, half geek, Aevum is a team of two like-minded artist/photographer/mac nerds who decided to join forces to bring a new angle to wedding photography. We believe in simplicity, honesty, natural light, coffee, and all things real. We think wedding photography is entering a new era, and we want to be a part of defining it.

What is your favorite tip for couples for being photographed on their wedding day?
Aevum Photography: It’s really hard to be yourself when there’s a giant camera lens in your face, and while we will sometimes literally hide in the bushes to help you forget, the best thing you can do is stare straight at that person you’re marrying and remember why this is the happiest day of your life. It only takes a fraction of a second to capture that real-life smile.

Any favorite photo spots for engagement sessions or must see sightings?
New Jersey is called the Garden State, but in the northeast region where we’re from, it doesn’t always live up to its name. Still, it’s possible to find some gems among the concrete. One place we love is the giant run-down Colgate clock in downtown Jersey City that lights up at night across from the Manhattan Skyline. Or the high grass and rolling hills of the Loantaka reservation. And for an awesome juxtaposition of urban grandeur and rural delight, we like to shoot at Liberty State park and the surrounding grounds.

Tin Sparrow Studio:
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Venues:
Chimney Hill Inn, Lambertville
The Stone House, Warren
Brooklake Country Club, Florham Park
Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Neshanic Station
Running Deer Golf Club, Pittsgrove
The Southern Mansion, Cape May
Chart House, Weehawken
Waterside, North Bergen

Photographers:
Tin Sparrow Studio (view portfolio), New Jersey + will travel worldwide
Chelo Keys Photography (view portfolio), Millburn NJ + will travel worldwide
Susie Sefcik Photography (view portfolio), Red Bank NJ + will travel worldwide
Aevum Photography (view portfolio), Morristown NJ + will travel worldwide

Event Stylists and Planners:
It’s An Occasion (view portfolio)
My Bellissima
6 Degrees of Celebration
An Affair to Remember

Florists:

A Garden Party (view portfolio)

Tell us a little bit about you and what you do.
A Garden Party: We are a full service florist that specializes in weddings and events. Sister owned, we offer a fresh new look to our clients. We love following all of the latest blogs and strive to make each of our weddings unique and different from the last. Our love for all things floral makes it easy for us to love what we do. Flowers are our life!

Hana & Posy
MDS Floral Designs

Stationery:
Three Little Words (view portfolio)
To Have & To Hold
Cambridge St. Papers

Bakeries:

The Hudson Cakery (view portfolio)

Tell us a little bit about you and what you do.
The Hudson Cakery: We are an upscale custom cake boutique specializing in wedding and special events. We create cakes that taste as good as they look. Seriously! Check out our website for sweet designs, our menu and ordering details.
Any favorite photo spots for engagement sessions or must see sightings?
The Hudson Cakery: Liberty State Park in Jersey City or Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken.

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Fashion:

Mill Crest Vintage (view portfolio)

Tell us a little bit about you and what you do.
Mill Crest Vintage: At Mill Crest Vintage, we offer an amazing collection of authentic vintage wedding attire for the bride and the entire wedding party. We carry one of the largest selections of vintage wedding dresses in the world. Vintage bridesmaids dresses and vintage mother of the bride dresses are also available to complete the overall look of the wedding. Brides can conveniently shop in our online boutique or can set up a private bridal consultation in our Lambertville, NJ boutique.

Beauty:
Eye Love Cosmetics
Damali NYC Beauty Concierge
Your Day Your Way
Expert Makeup Artistry and Hair Design
Bella Angel

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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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Old Hollywood Glamour Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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This vintage glam wedding captured by Jennifer Sosa for Daniel Krieger is a phenomenal practice in Old Hollywood chic. Nearly all the decor was sourced by the bride, who co-owns the antique shop Beekman Lane in New Jersey. Bride Lori and her new husband Hans incorporated aspects of the 1920s for a warmly unforgettable wedding day.


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From the bride, Lori: Hans and I both met while working in the antiques industry in Manhattan. We wanted to combine our love for antiques and bygone eras and our love for each other. We knew we wanted to incorporate actual antiques in our day, and a venue that was authentic and warm. We decided upon the 1920s because the decade had an over-the-top elegance and romance.


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The moment you walk into the theatre you are transported to another time. The theatre has such rich golds and maroons, that we wanted to keep the colors of the flowers and tables in a creamy off-white mixed with golds and metallics. We wanted the silverware to be gold, and we chose an amber waterglass to warm the table. All the antique brass/silver and copper vessels for the centerpieces were sourced by me and my business partner at my interior decoration studio and antiques shop, Beekman Lane.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice would be to make sure you take your time to chose the right vendors for you and your style. I took a long time to find the right caterer because good food was important to us, as well as presentation. Jonathan at David Ellis understood our vision and used his talent to execute a flawless menu and presentation- we are still still receiving compliments constantly on the food and the talent of our band, Carte Blanche. We had gone through many vendors who tried to persuade us to do what they wanted rather than listening to what we were looking for. All of the vendors we chose in the end were great about listening to what we wanted and our vision and used their talent and knowledge to execute what we were looking for, which resulted in the wedding of our dreams.


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Morning Has Broken,” Cat Stevens
Recessional: “Whiter Shade of Pale,” Procol Harum
First Dance: “You Belong to Me,” Patsy Cline
Father/Daughter: “What a Wonderful World”
Mother/son: “La Vie En Rose,” Edith Piaf
Cake Cutting: “Fly Me to the Moon”

Wedding Vendors (Jersey City, NJ):

Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Parish / Reception Venue: Loew’s Theatre / Wedding Photographer: Jennifer Sosa for Daniel Krieger / Wedding Design and Decor: Beekman Lane / Wedding Flowers: Antheia Floral Design / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet, “Fern” / Wedding Veil: Melissa Sweet / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles “I Do” / Bride’s Hair: Michelle of Savvy Studio / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Pisarro Nights from Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: Coleman’s Tuxedos / Wedding Musicians: Carte Blanche / Wedding Caterer: David Ellis Events / Wedding Cake: Jennifer of The Hudson Cakery / Wedding Invitations: Andrea of Laughing Owl Press / Cake topper: JolieEnRose on Etsy

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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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Intimate Home Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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This wedding shot by Tin Sparrow Studio may just be the sweetest thing ever. Rachael and Pete married in their own New Jersey home only two days before Christmas, with just an officiant and two photographers in tow. The bride’s wedding gown was a vintage find and no more than $100!


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From the bride, Rachael: Our wedding was exactly what we envisioned… simplistically perfect and selfishly private. We wanted to get married in our favorite establishment… our home; surrounded by all of our comforts, collections and treasures. We decided it was important to have that moment just for us… no audience, no distractions, just us. After our ceremony, we stopped by my favorite store, Parcel in Montclair, to capture the wondrous treasures that inspire me. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to celebrate our love. It truly was the best day ever. Hooray for love!

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From the photographer, Anna: Rachael (a adorably obsessive crafter) and Pete got married in their home, just the 2 of them along with us (the photographers) as their witnesses. The details were all crafted by Rachael in sweet pastel colors, along with their home. After the ceremony we headed off to town to shoot in the store that inspired Rachaels theme, and after our goodbyes they went to have crepes together to celebrate (I LOVE this couple!).


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Wedding Vendors (Montclair, NJ):

Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Photographer: Tin Sparrow Studio / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Bride’s Necklaces: Family Heirlooms and J. Crew / Bride’s Sweaters: Anthropologie / Wedding Bouquet, Boutonnieres, and Hair Pins: Made by bride / Groom’s Suit: Bonobos / Groom’s Tie: Tux and Tulle / Groom’s Shoes: John Fluevog / Wedding Rings: Namu Studios Damascus Collection / Bride’s Stack Rings: Louisa Gallery / Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Magda Designs / Ceiling Garlands: Caramelos / Custom Chalkboard: Custom Chalk / Wedding Day Banner: ReadyGo / Unicorn Cake Topper: MelaboWed / “Hooray for Love” Banner and Fruit Ring Boxes: Parcel / Yo-Yo Bedspread: Vintage family heirloom / Vintage Remington Typewriter: Bride’s Grandfather

Doily and Birch Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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Just when I think I’m falling out of love for shabby chic settings, this super adorable shoot lands in our queue. Shot by Lindsay Docherty Photography, this tablescape presents simple + achievable wedding ideas using doilies and birch, layered with rust and navy blue details. We’re also loving the felt wrappers around the vases! View all of the deets here.

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Doily and Birch Wedding Ideas
Doily and Birch Wedding Ideas
Doily and Birch Wedding Ideas
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Doily and Birch Wedding Ideas

Lindsay Docherty Photography, this tablescape presents simple + achievable wedding ideas using doilies and birch, layered with rust and navy blue details. We’re also loving the felt wrappers around the vases! View all of the


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Laurita Winery was the ideal venue for an inspiration shoot to showcase summertime soirees with its endless grapevines and myriad of nooks. We played off the natural beauty of the location and kept things very organic. The vineyard’s greenery and beautiful sunsets inspired a color palette of pale blues and greens, creamy whites, ivories, and hints of rust. The deserted barn and silos inspired a design for a rustic, yet chic and feminine, weddingscape. By mixing rust, mercury glass, burlap and lace, we had a lush blend of textures and colors that evoked a feeling of endless summer days. Our table was created with antique blue mismatched china, burlap accents, mercury glass chargers and lace die-cut menus. A runner of sewn-together antique doilies laid under an array of sweet summer blooms and succulents. In a quiet corner of the vineyard, an antique gate displayed placecards and mason jars with tealights hung from the tree above. The delicious cake and desserts sat on silver serving trays beneath hanging window panes and a fabric banner that read “sweetness”. A beverage station sat along the vines to help guests keep their cool: mason jars wrapped in twine, burlap and lace served as glasses for the yummy limeade and blueberry sangria that were displayed atop an antique shrapnel box. Vintage keys were tied to little love notes and were pinned to chicken wire on an old ladder. The sweetheart table was situated between old silos and draped in vintage cream lace with a set of antique plates, mercury glass, soft florals, and votives. Their sweetheart chairs were adorned with the cutest “Mr” and “Mrs” fabric banners. Our bride, adorned in a spiral lace Birnbaum & Bullock gown, carried a beautiful bouquet of wildflowers tied in natural fabrics and finished off with a cute blue wool ribbon. Her look was the perfect complement to the organic décor and stunning setting.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (New Egypt, NJ):

Venue: Laurita Winery / Photographer: Lindsay Docherty Photography / Event Designer: Proud to Plan / Floral Designer: Papertini / Cake Designer: Anna Violet Confections / Makeup Artist: Cheekadee

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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!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Homegrown Wedding Ideas

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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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white and wood rustic wedding ideas

white and wood rustic wedding ideaswhite and wood rustic wedding ideas

white and wood rustic wedding ideas

white and wood rustic wedding ideaswhite and wood rustic wedding ideas

white and wood rustic wedding ideas

white and wood rustic wedding ideaswhite 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

Chic Ballroom Wedding

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We’re snowed in here in New York, so what better way to start the last week of the year than with a super pretty ballroom wedding? The bride found the amazing Carl Zoch via Ruffled and we’re thrilled that the pairing obviously worked out so wonderfully. Woodland design and flowers by Sierra and Juliet of Poppies and Posies.

chic ballroom wedding

chic ballroom wedding

chic ballroom wedding

chic ballroom wedding

chic ballroom wedding

All the adorable details of this wedding were brought together by Sierra and Juliet of Poppies and Posies. That dessert table is to die for! So cheery and full of character.

chic ballroom wedding

chic ballroom wedding

chic ballroom wedding

chic ballroom wedding

chic ballroom wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Livingston, NJ):

Venue: Crystal Plaza / Wedding Photography: Carl Zoch Photography / Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Custom made in Korea / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren / Makeup: VickyC5 / Floral and Event Design: Poppies and Posies / Invitations and Programs: Mok Duk By Anne Benjamin / DJ: The Flashdance

Carl Zoch Photography is a member of Blue Label.

4th of July Wedding

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Slowly getting back on track from an extended weekend, this gem popped up in my reader. It may be the sweetest backyard wedding I’ve ever seen. Their ceremony reading made me tear up – the children’s book “I Like You” by Sandol Stoddard Warburg was the perfect reading for a quirky 4th of July wedding! Shot by Clayton Austin. Scroll down to read part of the poem. It is so worth it!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

I Like You (by Sandol Stoddard Warburg):

[…]
I like you because I don’t know why but
Everything that happens is nicer with you
I can’t remember when I didn’t like you
It must have been lonesome then
I like you because because because
I forget why I like you but I do

So many reasons
On the 4th of July I like you because it’s the 4th of July
On the fifth of July, I like you too
If you and I had some drums and some horns and some horses
If we had some hats and some flags and some fire engines
We could be a HOLIDAY
We could be a CELEBRATION
We could be a WHOLE PARADE

See what I mean?
Even if it was the 999th of July
Even if it was August
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
Even if it was no place particular in January
I would go on choosing you
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again

That’s how it would happen every time
I don’t know why
I guess I don’t know why I really like you
Why do I like you
I guess I just like you
I guess I just like you because I like you.

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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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