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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bathrooms

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Wedding Invitations

Jupiter and Juno

Videography

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Transportation

BusBank

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Corkey Creations

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Travellers Rest Nashville Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Q Avenue Photo

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and we think newlyweds Kari and Colin would agree given their beaming faces in these images from Q Avenue Photo. The couple made their way down from their home in New York City to the bride’s home of Nashville, where they threw a relaxed party of a wedding for their closest friends and family, with a little help from Modern Vintage Events.

Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

From the bride, Kari: Colin and I live in New York City but decided to have our wedding in my hometown of Nashville because we thought it a better setting for the type of wedding we wanted. Being from two different parts of the country, we knew this would probably be the only time in our lives that all of our most favorite people would be in the same place at the same time. Therefore, our priority was throwing a fantastic party to celebrate our marriage with our friends and family. We are both pretty simple, low key people and we wanted our wedding to reflect that. The venue we chose was beautiful and fit our idea of modest but warm and cozy. The grounds are amazingly diverse in setting. We had the ceremony in the front of the house, blanketed under huge magnolia and gingko trees; the cocktail hour was on the house’s sweeping side porch, overflowing into the gardens; and the reception was in the barn in the back. I loved the change of scenery and the creativity it allowed in decor. Plus, the venue was so beautiful itself, it didn’t require a ton of work to make it look good!

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The best part of planning (and the advice I would remind anyone planning their own wedding!) was realizing we could actually do whatever we wanted. We didn’t have religious ties nor any traditions to uphold, so we were able to make the day as eclectic and hodgepodge as we wanted. I asked both my parents to walk me down the aisle because I’d seen it in another wedding and liked it; we asked a college friend to be our officiant, and he created an amazing theme about friends, family, and stories; in lieu of readings, we each had a friend speak during the ceremony as an introduction to us, with our officiant then pulling the stories together to introduce marriage; we wrote our own vows. Our ceremony was high energy with lots of laughter. I loved it because it wasn’t possible to make a mistake. There was no protocol or no “right” way to behave. It was wonderful to remember that throughout the day, and remember that we were there to celebrate with those we loved; nothing could possible make the day turn sour—even the mega downpour that struck an hour before the wedding!

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In terms of decor, we didn’t choose a theme, rather just chose what we liked. We used wildflowers because they don’t limit your color palette. All the decorations were handmade by friends and family. Colin and I are both very bookish, so we threw in small details like old books and library check-out cards for decor. It felt so rewarding as our guests constantly came up to us and said, “It’s so YOU.” I asked my bridesmaids to pick their own light peach dress, and Colin decked his groomsmen out in matching shirts and pants, adding accessories of their choice. We told our guests to wear something comfortable — suits and ties discouraged. We only had one rule: if you own a seersucker suit, you must wear it. (This is the South, after all!)

seating charts - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding

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Any advice to couples planning their weddings now? Think about everything you want in a great party, and then make that your wedding. Don’t focus on the little details from the beginning. If you want to have a wonderful big family dinner, prioritize the food and floor plan. If you want to dance all night, get a huge dance floor and an amazing DJ. There is no right or wrong when it comes to your wedding; make the day exactly what you want it to be, and with your friends and family there, it will be an amazing, memorable day for all.

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Travellers Rest Nashville wedding - photo by Q Avenue Photo http://ruffledblog.com/travellers-rest-nashville-wedding


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Processional: “Blackbird,” The Beatles
Recessional: “That’s What’s Up,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power; “1200 Miles,” Shovels & Rope

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Q Avenue Photo / Event Planning and Design: Modern Vintage Events / Flowers and Bunting: Bride and bride’s mother / Personal Flowers: Family Friend / Venue: Travellers Rest / Wedding Caterer: Constant Craving / DJ and Lighting: Showtime Productions / Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians: Austin Filingo (Gypsy Jazz) / Rentals: Southern Events / Tent: Nashville Tent and Awning / Transportation: Signature Transportation

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

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

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

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

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Rainy Day Georgia Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

W&E Photographie

As you know, I’m a big fan of rainy day weddings. If anything, the rain that came during Maddie and Pete’s wedding added a special element of romance to an already enchanting evening. And just wait until you see their reception space! Our thanks go out to W&E Photographie for sharing their always-amazing work with us.

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From the bride, Maddie: We wanted our wedding to reflect rustic elegance with a lot of country touches. Pete’s from the outback and I’m very outdoorsy so we wanted as many hints of nature that we could fit in. We wanted to use coral and teal, and lots of natural wood! We love the bright summer colors! I know our wedding planner/designer did plenty of DIY projects, however they did great and allowed us to just enjoy the process! Although, a lot of the wood was used from a log cabin on my parents property.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Get a planner and push to make it your own. Traditions are amazing, especially with your own flair added to it. :)

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Beloved,” Tenth Avenue North
Recessional: “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
First Dance: “Crazy Love,” Michael Bublé
Mother/Son Dance: “You Got It,” Roy Orbison
We had it set for the mothers and grandmothers to be seated to 1000 Years by Christina Perri, sung by my sister and brother-in-law. BUT it rained the whole ceremony! Haha so I actually got to walk down to an applause and we got to hear all the songs at the beginning of the reception.

Wedding Location: Fayetteville, GA / Photographer: W&E Photographie / Flowers and Event Design: Creative Events by Sunflowers / Wedding Venue: Private residence / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Headpiece: Sara Gabriel / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters WToo / Attendants: Watters and Special Occasions / Groom and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Savvi Formalwear / Wedding Caterer: Zest / Wedding Cake: Baker’s Man / Wedding Music: Party Nation / Paper Goods and Signs: Consider the Lilies / Videographer: Joseph Leone

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

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

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

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

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Savannah Destination Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Geoff Duncan

When it’s one of the biggest days of your life, what’s a little rain? Bride Megan didn’t let the bad weather forecast get to her, and was rewarded with parted skies as soon as she walked down the aisle to her new husband, David. Our thanks go out to Geoff Duncan, who photographed their wedding and shared these gorgeous images with us!

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From the bride, Megan: David proposed to me in Savannah last July. We are originally from Texas but our first duty station for the military was there, where we lived for two years. So Savannah holds a special place in our hearts, and couldn’t have been better suited for our wedding! With an original wedding date of Oct 2013 I felt like I had plenty of time to plan, until over Christmas we had to change our date (due to Uncle Sam) and moved it all the way up to February 16th! The day we returned from our small vacation my fiancé (at the time) left for training and was gone for over 3 weeks with zero contact. And yes, I mean zero contact. Wheeew! That’s how I was feeling. So the 6-week wedding planning process began!


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When deciding colors I knew that I wanted to use succulents, so I immediately chose mint. I wanted to keep everything else pretty soft to go along with the environment, like the Spanish moss in Savannah, so I let the bridesmaids choose their own dress. They picked lacy combinations of creams and blushes. A few of them wore mint colored cardigans the day of to stay a little more warm. I love the mis-matched look anyways and it all worked together so well.


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I wanted the picnic style seating for dinner and over a couple weeks of trying to figure out a way to bring the ‘fancy’ down a notch, it finally came to me- kraft paper table tops! I played around at home with mock-up tables and decided that we would have the placemats chalked out for each seating. The china and glassware that we had collected would be set, and I ordered flour sack dish towels that had a green stripe to use as napkins for the guests. We love art and wanted our guests to be able to be creative so we provided oil pastels and chalk on the tables so guests could doodle during cocktail hour or at dinner, and by placing a name place stamp in the corner of each placemat they could write their name in so we know who each artist was! The coordinators rolled them up at the end of night, and we had so much fun checking out our guests artistic skills! It was probably my best idea yet!


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings? I planned my wedding in 6 weeks! -Don’t do that! Well, I had no choice however, just be organized, & pick your top three things you will NOT budge on for your big day and stick to it! My top 3 were photography, my gown, and my guest list. The make the budget cuts in the other areas. DIY might sound difficult, and its a lot of work but so rewarding! When you are able to stand back and look at all of your details that you specifically had a hand in, you appreciate it so much more and so will your guests! Have fun with it, because when the day comes it will pass so quickly!


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My favorite memory of the wedding: It rained just about all morning- well, it drizzled if that sounds any better! The ceremony site was about 8 miles away and on the radar that area looked much worse & the more bad weather was moving in. While hanging out in anticipation at the ceremony site the wedding coordinator shot in and said we were getting going early because the rain (more rain) was on its way! The line up began, and everyone started being ushered out- very quickly. I should mention it was also about 20 degrees colder that day than anticipated! Needless to say guests were shivering and holding jackets over their heads to stay dry. Not ideal for your wedding day. The instrumentalists had packed up already, and as Dad and I began walking out under an umbrella, in the silence (it was a bit awkward!) as we moved closer to the aisle the rain began to slow down. Once I stepped into the aisle the rain stopped completely, the wind became calm and the violin began playing again. After my Dad gave me away, the moment I took David’s hand the sun broke through the clouds and shined right on us! It couldn’t have been more perfect. It was by no means a coincidence, all by purpose, that so many people were able to witness such a special moment for us. I know they say rain on your wedding day is good luck, but sheesh! But by far my favorite memory!


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Entrance: “Let’s Get It Started,” Black Eyed Peas
First Dance: “Turning Page,” Asleep at Last
Father/Daughter Dance: “Wildflowers,” Tom Petty
Mother/Son Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Location: Savannah, GA / Wedding Photographer: Geoff Duncan / Ceremony Venue: Wormsloe Historic Site / Reception Venue: Brockington Hall / Week-of-Wedding Coordinator: Morgan Gallo Events / Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Kiwi Fleur / Ceremony Flowers: Hand made my bride and bridal party / Reception Flowers: Bulk from Sams Club / Wedding Gown: Leanne Marshall / Head Piece and Cuff: Johanna Johnson / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles / Cover- up and Earrings: BHLDN / Gold Sash: Handmade by bride / Hair and Makeup: Rebecca Wash / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Esther, BCBG, Urban Outfitters, and Modiva / Tuxedos: Vera Wang Black / Wedding Caterer: Paula Deen’s The Lady & Sons / Wedding Cake: Homemade by a friend’s mother / Wedding Cake Toppers: Bunting hand made by the bride, letterpress pieces collected at Savannah’s Paris Market / Cakes and Pies: Joe’s Homemade Cafe / DJ: Don of Rockjocks / Menus, Programs and Labels: Handmade by the bride and groom / Favors and Coffee Bar Goods: Tulle and Twig / Event Rentals: In Any Event / Table Decor, Centerpieces, China, and Glassware: Bride and groom / Other Paper Goods: vintage wood forks/straws- angieheartsjared / Name Stamp Kit: BHLDN / Transportation: Old Savannah Trolleys

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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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Green and White Organic Wedding

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Justin DeMutiis

Today’s styled wedding shoot from Justin DeMutiis Photography and FH Weddings is dripping with fluffy white floral arrangements, gorgeous teal accents, and features the sweetest little flower girl we’ve ever seen — who just so happens to be the couple’s daughter.

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Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida provided the gorgeous blooms and backdrop. The weather threatened to shut us down, but after waiting out the rain for awhile, I realized it actually added a wonderful element that was perfect for our theme. Our bride and groom models were Rachel and Jared Hart. There’s something about the chemistry of a happily married couple. The adorable flower girl was their daughter Reagan. Our model bride wore a Nicole Miller gown while her “bridesmaids” wore Amsale.


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Shoot Location: Lake Wales, FL / Photographer: Justin DeMutiis Photography / Shoot Venue: Bok Tower Gardens / Floral Design: FH Weddings / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller via Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale via Bella Bridesmaids / Wedding Cake: Ashley Centola of Simple Craves and Olive Oil / Plates and Glassware: Courtney Hill from Dishie Rentals / Journal Box: Artifact Uprising / Invitations and Handmade Goods: Twine Bindery

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

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

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Rainy Day Colorado Wedding

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Though Jeni and Greg were married a year ago in a civil ceremony, the couple knew they wanted to exchange vows with the presence of their nearest and dearest loved ones, with Rachael Grace Photography along to capture the day’s events. Though the pair planned an outside ceremony, rain forced their ceremony indoors to their reception site — but honestly, looking through these images we would never know that wasn’t the original plan!

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From the bride, Jeni: We had always envisioned our wedding to be outside, surrounded by family and friends and for the details to have a vintage feel. It honestly became more than we could have ever dreamed of.


Colorado fall wedding

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Colorado fall wedding

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Colorado fall wedding

groom succulent boutonnieres

Colorado fall wedding

bridesmaids wearing blue

Colorado fall wedding

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Colorado fall wedding

rainy colorado wedding

Our wedding became an enchanted, secret garden indoors. It rained and we had to move the ceremony into where we were having the reception, but it was so beautiful and intimate. The flowers looked and smelled amazing and really all I needed was Greg standing by my side. Greg, my mom and our family friend Linda and I spent months treasure hunting through thrift stores for all the plates we used at the reception. All the mason jars we used were found in my parents’ garage and on eBay.


Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

bridal party outdoors

Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

bridal party in blue

Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I think it helps to think about the big picture, what the day is actually about. Your love for each other, your love for your family and the celebration of those things. It’s hard not to get too detail-oriented, but having an amazing wedding planner helps! They will make your day run seamlessly and think of every little last thing. Our wedding planner is/was super awesome!


Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

childrens table toys

Colorado fall wedding

Colorado fall wedding

newlyweds with umbrellas


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From the photographer, Rachael: It started with a civil ceremony a year ago, but Jeni and Greg knew that wasn’t enough. They wanted the big wedding to celebrate with all their loved ones. And it had to be in the mountains of CO. The place they dream about and hope to move back to some day. Jeni planned all the Anthropologie-inspired details pregnant and then while caring for an infant. Planning the details was her favorite part. Jeni and Greg are the couple that soaks up every moment. They don’t take anything and especially family for granted. They love without bounds, lucky little Judd.

Wedding Location: Larkspur, CO / Wedding Photographer: Rachael Grace Photography / Wedding Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch / Event Planner: A Beautiful Memory / Wedding Flowers: Newberry Brothers / Wedding Dress: BHLDN, style 21327135 / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Bride’s Headband: Talkies / Bride’s Hair: Erin Ferris / Makeup: Carissa Hollander / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic and J. Crew / Photobooth: The Traveling Photo Booth / DJ: DJ Manos / Wedding Caterer and Desserts: Epicurean Catering / Wedding Invitations: The Dapper Paper Company / Transportation: Blue River Events (720-979-6015)

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

Visit https://www.basicinvite.com to find over 200 fully customizable wedding invitation sets. At Basic Invite each and every invite has almost unlimited color options letting you create an invitation as unique are you are.

Pick your colors, and your text, and even upload your photo for an instant online preview of your invitation.

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Eco-Friendly Virginia Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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We’re always so tickled when we hear a photographer say their couple found him through Ruffled! Precious couple Jenny and Keith ran into the misfortune of rain (and tornado warnings!) on their wedding day, but the pictures from Gabe Aceves make it evident the newlyweds didn’t let the rain put a damper on their day. Bride Jenny was even fortunate enough to have two pairs of bright red shoes on hand — wedding day flats and lifesaver wellies! Have you ever seen a couple so smitten with each other? Enjoy the rest of the images in the gallery and make sure you check out the bride and groom’s cute blog!

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From the bride, Jenny: Neither of us had ever really considered the actual details of getting married -– it seemed so easy when we were scheming our imaginary ideal wedding day before it became a reality! So we started planning the big day on a bit of a back foot -– and looking through false-veneered bridal magazines were sadly not of any help. The main thing we focused on was that it was important for us to have something personal that utilized our creative talents, and with that came the acceptance that things were not really going to follow the conventional route of traditional weddings. The big things for us were doing a lot of things DIY, making our wedding environmentally friendly, exploring our love of all things vintage, making sure we had enough time with our close friends and family, and never losing that “sense of self” that really makes the best weddings special.

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The color scheme was something we both had trouble deciding on. All I knew was that we wanted a “vintage spring feel” and that didn’t necessarily come with it’s own Pantone number. The theme was “vintage adventure,” and having happily found inspiration on several blogs that seemed to “get” what we wanted (including Ruffled!), we started by gathering picture references to start crafting out what we wanted. As two creative people well-versed in planning events on a shoestring budget (we both worked for an indie record label, it’s a necessity), to keep costs down we decided to do many things ourselves when it came to the “look” of the wedding –- from the invites and website to the table decorations, menus, seating placements and cake topper.

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Keith is the graphics master, so he handled all the design aspects of the wedding, taking the feel of what we wanted for the style and running with it, designing the invites, website, menus and even “Welcome brochures” for our guests staying in the area all consistent (my dad later referred to this in his father of the bride speech as “building our own brand”!) While the big things like venue/food were inevitably the most important, I am a details person and for us it was the little things that really brought the wedding to life. We had a “Treats” table filled with candy that guests could put in hand rubber stamped bags, in lieu of favors. We had a vintage suitcase with parcel tags with guests names on, to guide them to their seats, and matching tag place settings that, unplanned by us, many guests attached to themselves as name tags during the night.

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rainy vintage virginia wedding

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All the plates and silverware were made of sustainable and recyclable bamboo. The gifts table had a vintage suitcase with a mini “Thank you” banner on it for cards, and an illuminated globe. Each table was named after a place of significance for Keith and I, with the story of its relevance typed in Ikea frames that we “distressed” to look vintage. We had postcards on each table with a blue mason jar of colored pencils for guests to write messages to us instead of a guest book, that they hung on a string of beads hanging in the reception hall. People blew bubbles for our exit down the aisle instead of confetti. Although at times it felt that we were in the middle of a 5-year-old’s birthday party rather than a wedding, I think it only added to the fun (and the open bar helped).

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rainy vintage virginia wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? While you may be able to do everything yourselves, don’t feel you need to. Try to stay focused on the reason you are doing this in the first place -– because you love each other and want to start your life together -– and not get too buried by the sheer wall of baffling bridal nonsense that so often sends brides (and grooms)-to-be crazy. Stay true to what you want -– it’s your day after all. Even if you’re an unconventional bride, it’s ok to spend time on yourself making sure you have everything you want, and that you both are happy with how you look, even if it feels a little self-indulgent — the photos will stay with you for life.

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Don’t dwell on the people who can’t be there and why, put your attention on the people that made the effort to come. Make sure your inclement weather plan includes an umbrella that will look good in pictures. What is right for one couple may not be right for you, so remember the people you have coming to share the big day will roll with whatever you want to do. And plan an open bar. Whatever worries you have and gripes guests might get will be washed away after a few free drinks!

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Gabe Aceves make it evident the newlyweds didn’t let the rain put a damper on their day. Bride Jenny was even fortunate enough to have two pairs of bright red shoes on hand — wedding day flats and lifesaver wellies! Have you ever seen a couple so smitten with each other? Enjoy the rest of the images in the See the rest of the wedding here

Wedding Songs:
Processional: Ingrid Michaelson, “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
Readings: Ryan Adams, “My Love For You Is Real”
Recessional: Starship, “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”
Bridal party’s reception entrance: “Mariachi El Bronx”
Bride and groom’s reception entrance: Huey Lewis and the News, “Power of Love”
First dance: The Swell Season/The Frames, “Falling Slowly”

Wedding vendors (Middleburg, VA):

Ceremony and reception venue: Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn / Wedding photographer: Gabe Aceves / Wedding Coordinator: Henriette Buell of Buelltiful Events / Flower arrangements: family friend / Wedding dress: Dolly Couture / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Courtesan Boutique / Groom’s suit: Calvin Klein / Groomlady’s dress: Moon Collection / Felt boutonnieres: made by bride / Wedding musician: Matt Moody / Wedding catering: Barn Door BBQ / Wedding cake: Market Salamander / Wedding invitations: done by groom

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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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April Showers Inspiration Shoot

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We just love when vendors can take a negative and turn it into something so positively beautiful. Event stylist Jessica of Love Bird Style designed an inspiration shoot for a couple who were victims of last year’s flood in Nashville, Tennessee. We adore the idea of turning this into a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or even a wedding reception! Our thanks also goes out to Ulmer Studios for the wonderful photographs.

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wedding shower inspiration shoot

From the stylist, Jessica: We wanted to create an event that embraced the showers that come with spring and the new life that it brings. We chose to host a “shower” for a couple who were victims of the Nashville flood exactly one year ago. This “shower” theme could easily translate to an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, wedding or even a re-shoot if it does rain on your special day!

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wedding shower inspiration shoot

wedding shower inspiration shoot

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Wedding vendors (Nashville, TN):

Event design: Love Bird Style / Wedding photographer: Ulmer Studios / Wedding flowers: Artisan Flowers / Wedding stationery: Red Ribbon Fox

Ulmer Studios is a member of Blue Label.

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Home Sweet Flowers is flowery hearted; there is no doubt that in every creation that is made the recipe consists of love & intuition. Flowers are not merely “pretty”, we believe each stem has the inevitable ability to enhance ones mood, daily life, & wedding day.

HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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Melbourne Engagement Session

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This Melbourne engagement session shot by Adrian Tuazon is not just delightful, it’s also from a reader! Cat and TJ put on their vintage frocks and walked around Mornington Peninsula where rain and overcast only added to the sweet moodiness of their photos.

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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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Rainy Day Session

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I thought I’d bring you some inspiration for this rainy day (at least if you’re on the East Coast, like me!) and thought this bridal session shot by Carl Zoch would be perfect to brighten up your day. See more images from this session on Carl’s blog. Kasie and Jason, you two seem to have had a blast on your rainy day session. I can only imagine how much fun your wedding will be!

rainy day wedding day after session in oklahoma by carl zoch
rainy day wedding day after session in oklahoma by carl zoch
rainy day wedding day after session in oklahoma by carl zoch

Carl Zoch is located in Oklahoma but loves to travel worldwide.

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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