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Whimsical Woodland Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

A fog machine. Oversized peonies. A greenhouse ceremony. Golden antlers. If you aren’t sold yet, I don’t know what else I can tell you. Trinity (a wedding photographer in her own right) and Kermit’s Pennsylvania wedding is the ultimate show-stopper, full of so much goodness you’ll have to revisit it time and again just to fully absorb it. Thank you to Lauren Fair Photography for sharing your images with us!

whimsical woodland wedding - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

From the bride, Trinity: Our main focus was to be present, enjoy every moment of our day and create a truly unique wedding that reflected us. Being a wedding photographer myself, I knew exactly what I wanted and what to avoid. We were lucky to work with amazing friends/vendors and we planned a dream wedding in just 4 months. We love the woods so we created a whimsical enchanted forest theme complete with little woodland fairy flower girls, gold dipped feathers, golden antlers, moss, raw cut wood and I fell in love with the magic of glitter – transforming ordinary objects into sparkly goodness. It was important for us to have everything custom and handmade.

eclectic wedding invitations - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

groom boutonnieres - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

pink gold details - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

oversized peony bouquets - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

newlywed first looks - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

pink peony bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

greenhouse ceremonies - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

ceremony decorations - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

unique ceremonies - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

fairy flower girls - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

ceremony decorations - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

ceremony decorations - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

indoor first kisses - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

I entered the vintage glass greenhouse on a cloud of fog creating such an ethereal feel while Lindsey Stirling’s Crystallize played (violin and dubstep). We surprised each other with our wedding bands which really added a lot of mystery, excitement, and raw emotion. We wanted our reception to feel like a house party. We had a wonderful pot-luck reception served on vintage china… it made our family and friends feel like they were truly part of our celebration. We danced on a cloud/fog, partied with glowsticks (I love them!) and had a special performance from my talented husband, Kermit (K-Frog). I encourage other couples to remember the reason you’re getting married in the first place, not to stress about the details, and create a day that you won’t look back and have regrets… most of all.. just relax and enjoy!

bohemian weddings - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

ring bearer in hat - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

indoor wedding receptions - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

wedding signs - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

woodland wedding ideas - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

woodland wedding ideas - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

indoor wedding receptions - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

pink peonies - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

woodland wedding cakes - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

floral wedding arrangements - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

indoor reception lounges - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

woodland wedding ideas - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

whimsical woodland wedding - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

fern decorations - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

whimsical woodland wedding - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

indoor receptions - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/

fog machine receptions - photo by Lauren Fair - http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-woodland-wedding/


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Wedding Location: Manchester, PA / Photographer: Lauren Fair Photography / Stylist: Janelle Hake / Coordinator: Amanda Elliot / Flowers: Foster’s Flower Shop / Venue: Historic Shady Lane / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal Limited / Headpieces: handmade by bride / Hair: Sara Keefer / Makeup: Eliza Davila / Wedding Cake: Chelsea Foster-Hilt / Music: DJ Uranko + Kermit Keefer (Groom) / Videographer: Matt Stambaugh Media / Wedding Invitation Design: Chelsea Foster-Hilt

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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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Woodsy Wonderland Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Jeff Loves Jessica

Today’s bride describes her wedding day vision as “Marie Antoinette meets Mad Hatter tea party.” It doesn’t get much better than that, folks. Jeff Loves Jessica, Bash Collective, and Saffron & Grey all teamed up to create a truly romantic Minnesota wedding we’re crazy about.

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From the bride, Melissa: I wanted my wedding to be soft, romantic and whimsical but most of all, fun. We wanted to throw the best party our family and friends had ever attended. Our theme was Glamorous in Wonderland and we used the color scheme of pale pink and shades of grey. We wanted our wedding to be a cross between a Marie Antoinette hosted picnic and the whimsy of the Mad Hatter Tea party.

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We had 18 months to plan, so there were lots of DIY projects. I designed my own invitations and had them printed by a letterpress in Utah. I purchased fabric and had my talented mother sew the table runners and pillows. My mother also crocheted bunnies for all the kids under 2 who were attending. We collected 800+ pieces of mismatched china, teapots, vintage clocks, milk glass vases, and old Alice in Wonderland books from thrift shops. My groom sprayed painted dozens of ceramic bunnies (also found at thrift shops) and a dozen plastic flamingos. We painted and assembled the chipboard clocks that we used for our seating plan. Printed and punched out name tags for placecards. I’m not going to lie, it was a lot, and in the end I was ready to be done!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Hire amazing vendors. My wedding day was stress free and went wonderfully because I had such amazing vendors. Don’t do anything just because “it’s a tradition”; if it doesn’t speak to you, skip it! And I would say, keep your guests in mind. I was constantly thinking – how would it feel to be a guest at this wedding and I made my decisions according. I know it’s suppose to be the bride’s big day, but I invited 120 other people and I wanted them to have a their best day too.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: Piano cover of “Titanium,” David Guetta
Recessional: Piano cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” Guns N Roses
First Dance: “The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room),” Flight of the Conchords

Wedding Location: Finlayson, MN / Photographer: Jeff Loves Jessica / Wedding Coordination: Bash Collective / Florist: Saffron & Grey / Venue: Juliane James Place / Wedding Dress: Ann Taylor / Belt: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Melissa at Creative Beaute Agency / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Rush’s Bridal, Luxe Bridal, Saks Off 5th / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Wedding Caterer: New Scenic Cafe / Desserts: Cocoa & Fig / DJ: Generation Now Entertainment / Rentals: Vintage Type and Prop it Up Now / Officiant: Judge Susan N Burke / Wedding Invitations: Designed by Bride, Letterpress by The Mandate Press

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Bulles de Joie

Photographer of Happy People – I capture natural beauty and love in a candid way.

Lifestyle photography: make you feel at ease so you can show your true feelings that I transpose into joyful, candid, lightful shots.

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

Based in Paris, I capture your love everywhere in France and in Europe.

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Stéphanie

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Flower Guide by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates

Flower Guide, Wedding Design

Photos by:

Alea Moore

Our flower guide today brought by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates is shining the light on large blooms. We all love coral charm peonies, but even more reason to love is that large flowers are a great bang for your bouquet buck. You can use use them mixed with more budget-friendly fillers and flowers, and it always look gorgeous in a mixed bouquet!

large wedding flowers
Vase:
Coral Charm Peony
Campanella Garden rose
Queen Anne’s Lace
Hypericum berry
Apple tree branches

Flower Guide by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates // via ruffledblog.com
large wedding flowers
Flower Guide by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates // via ruffledblog.com
large wedding flowers

Crown:
Sarah Bernhardt Peony
Ranunculus
Waxflower
Flower Guide by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates // via ruffledblog.com
large wedding flowers

Bouquet:
Coral charm peony
Chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace

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Location: The Briarcliff Mansion, Atlanta, GA / Photography: Alea Moore Photography / Flowers: Boukates / Make-up: Andrea Carter / Bridal Salon: Kelly’s Closet Wedding Dresses: Claire Pettibone Madeline, Reem Acra Goddess, Elizabeth Fillmore Isabella, Jenny Packham Freesia, Jenny Yoo Monarch with Addison Lace Top , Lian Carlo style 5844, Gabriel Collective veil

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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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Mexican Inspired Florals

Wedding Design

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Don’t these colors give you a jolt of happiness? These fiesta inspired floral arrangements from Bows and Arrows are absolutely divine, from the bouquet with its loose ribbons to the incredibly unique boutonnieres for the gents! Natalie of nbarrett photography captured this shoot that is simply a goldmine of gorgeous inspiration on any budget. We just can’t help ourselves but obsess over those mini terra cotta pots with bold blooms, paired with confetti and die cut place cards, all designed to perfection.


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mexican inspired wedding bouquetmexican inspired boutonnieres

pink peony centerpieces

Centerpiece Flowers: Coral Charm Peony / Garden Roses / Ranunculus / Fritillary / Scabiosa / Millet / Poppy / Lavender / Tulips / Jasmine / Poppy Pods / Sweet Pea / Astrantia / Sarah Bernhard Peony

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mexican inspired wedding bouquetmexican inspired boutonnieres

mexican inspired wedding bouquet
bright mexican boutonnieres

Boutonniere Flowers: Ranunculus / Clover / Kangaroo Paw / Poppy Pods / Millet

mexican pink centerpiecesmexican inspired centerpieces

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mexican pink centerpiecesmexican inspired centerpieces

purple star place cards
mexican inspired wedding centerpieces

Bouquet Flowers: Poppy / Ranunculus / Bronze Fennel / Coral Charm Peony / Scabiosa / Garden Roses / Fritillaria / Tulips


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Wedding Vendors (Dallas, TX):

Wedding Photographer: nbarrett photography / Wedding Flowers and Styling: Bows and Arrows / Wedding Stationery: Southern Fried Paper

Bridal Blooms: Spring Garden Flowers

Wedding Design

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We’re kicking off the week with a new column! Ever wondered what are the names of the flowers in the photos you’ve been pinning and collecting as inspiration for your wedding? With the help of talented Floral Designers, we’re going to learn to put a name to the face flower, so we can start recognizing them in the oodles of images of bouquets we love to drool over. Today Kristen of Kio Kreations will show us a few late-spring blooms captured by Kara Schultz. Spring brides, take note!

late spring garden wedding flowers peony cabbage roses sweet pea parrot tulips

From Kristen of Kio Kreations: we did the fresh floral designs including all of the centerpieces, bouquet and boutonniere. The flowers used in the bouquet and centerpieces included garden roses (also known as “cabbage roses”), peonies, parrot tulips, geranium leaf, sweet pea, spray roses, and French tulips. Fen Li of BeadFloraJewels made the French-beaded flowers by hand that we featured in the bouquet, and we also used black French beaded leaves to accent some of the centerpieces and featured a set of French beaded napkin ring holders as well in our display.

late spring garden wedding flowers peony cabbage roses sweet pea parrot tulips

We did this shoot in April, when all of these items were available, as some of them have a small window of availability. Peonies are typically in season from late December through end of June. French and Parrot Tulips are typically in season from December through mid/late May. Sweet pea is available late winter-June. Geranium foliage is typically available all year and has is very aromatic. Spray roses to me are the best little additive for filling out an arrangement with lushness! They are always available, come in a variety of colors and when “blown open” have a ruffly look that reminds people of a mini garden rose or peony. The beautiful garden roses we used are also available year-round and are a great compromise for brides who love the look of peonies but are getting married when they are not in season. Of course, we had the opportunity to use both in April, so we did. Love the mix of textures together!

late spring garden wedding flowers peony cabbage roses sweet pea parrot tulips

European-style arrangements usually have a free-flowing, layered, somewhat garden look to them and that is what I was trying to achieve with these designs. The French beaded flowers were my inspiration for emulating European/French floral design. Mixing heights and having some cascading elements with the tulips and foliage was integral in making these pieces flow together. The bouquet for us, was the icing on the cake, and combined my fresh floral artistry with Fen’s beautiful hand-beaded flowers–making for a bouquet that was just stunning. It smelled fantastic, it looked lush and luxurious and it left the bride with some beautiful beaded flowers she could keep long after her wedding day. I love the idea of mixing materials in with my fresh flowers — and that is why Fen and I collaborated on this project.

late spring garden wedding flowers peony cabbage roses sweet pea parrot tulips

cabbage roses parrot tulips sweet peas peonies
Flower Alphabet image credits clockwise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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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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