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Fresh and Colorful Lombardi House Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Bonnie Tsang

Any wedding that’s full of color, fun, and ends the night with a trip to In-n-Out is going to grab my attention for sure. Hyeyoung and Gabriel’s wedding from Bonnie Tsang, GATHER Events, and Primary Petals was about as joyous as they come, which is totally evident in their wedding pictures — so we’ll let them speak for themselves!

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

From the bride, Hyeyoung: Our favorite memory was sitting down in the beautiful reception and looking out at everyone. We felt so blessed to have so many people from various moments of our life – and from across the world – present, celebrating us. We felt so much love in that moment. Their love for us individually and as a couple – and our love for everyone in that room – felt so palpable and we will never forget that feeling.

wedding shoes - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

bright wedding bouquet - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

flowers - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

grooms boutonniere - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

We wanted our ceremony to reflect love and family and we felt so happy to have it truly be a family affair. It felt so special to have Hyeyoung’s brother-in-law, Stephen Ahnert, officiate the ceremony. We loved the readings by Best Man, Michael Colon, Maid of Honor and Sister of the Bride, Soyoung Oh, and the groom’s parents, Carmen and Carl Nelson. We loved having Best Man and Brother of the Groom, Christopher Nelson, standing up there with us. And lastly, it was so special to have Hyeyoung’s parents, Ai Jung and Mootak Oh, and her 3 month old nephew, Owen Ahnert, all present and part of the ceremony. Along with this, having Hyeyoung’s aunt and cousins, traveling from Seoul, Korea and Hawaii, and Gabriel’s aunts, uncle, and cousins from Colorado and Illinois all present made the occasion even more joyful and special. Having Hyeyoung’s cousin’s husband, Jae Hwa Choi, DJ the event was the icing on the cake. Beyond this, having the majority of the guests fly in from across the United States to celebrate with us clearly demonstrated their love for us and we are immensely grateful.

bright floral bouquet with poppies - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

bride and groom drinks - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

seating chart - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

colorful seating chart - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

coral charm peony decor - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

romantic industrial reception - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? “Don’t sweat the small stuff” – this motto really sticks in our minds when thinking about wedding planning. Now the small stuff can, and will, differ from couple to couple. So I think the first thing to do is to sit down and decide what are the indispensable things and what are the “small” things. Once you have a clear idea of what you really want, it will make the planning process go much more smoothly and hopefully make the week-of leading to the big day much easier. Don’t let “small” things become large things during an undeniably emotional time. Also, during the special day, I think what truly becomes self evident is that even the seemingly “large” things are actually “small” things as it becomes crystal clear that only one thing really matters: being surrounded by family and friends – sharing in so much love, joy, laughter, and happy tears. Also, if available in the budget, hiring a planner is essential. We can unequivocally state that without Robin and GATHER Events, the day would not have been possible. Robin understood our aesthetic and what we wanted to focus on for the ceremony and reception, helping us bring to life our vision of the wedding. She also managed countless dilemmas and issues (ones that we probably are even unaware of) that emerged without involving us – which we are so grateful for. As such, we cannot emphasize enough the value of a planner. The thing is – amidst this joyful time, even with a planner, it will be stressful – so having a planner will truly save you quite a bit of stress and tears. Lastly, as noted, even with a full planning team and everything in place, the week leading up to the wedding will be stressful – especially as family and friends start to arrive to celebrate with you ahead of time. Make sure both the bride and groom/bride and bride/groom and groom make time for themselves – book your own hotel room away from everyone else, go to the spa, workout on your own, etc (whatever that truly allows you to decompress). The same way you schedule drinks, a meal, a coffee break, schedule time for yourself because it will be an intense time and taking opportunities to recharge alone will be essential.

greenery table runner - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

white wedding cake - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

wedding cake table - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Bonnie Tsang http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-and-colorful-lombardi-house-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the event designers, GATHER Events: Hyeyoung and Gabriel envisioned a joyous and festive day with lots of vibrant, happy colors. Fresh pops of peach, fuschia, yellow and orange in the design details offset Lombardi House’s clean neutral color palette. Primary Petals created the most gorgeous bridal bouquet with lush, colorful, textured florals, including peonies, poppies, ranunculus, succulents and eucalyptus. Hyeyoung and Gabriel got married behind our hand-dyed fabric backdrop for an extra touch of romance. Lupa & Pepi livened up their crisp, clean paper goods with fun geometric shapes and vibrant swaths of paint. A column of glowing twinkle lights softened the long u-shaped communal dinner table inside the venue’s modern barn and long, lush runners of greenery and pops of florals dressed the exposed wooden dinner tables. Little Nelly’s dinner spread included flank steak, slow-roasted salmon, torchio pasta and market vegetables and the evening was topped by a decadent dessert table of red velvet cake and mini desserts including cheesecake, fruit crisp and sea salt caramel pudding. With a guest list that included a number of professional dancers, the couple anticipated the dance floor to be a focal point of the event. We created a light and fabric curtain surrounding the dance floor and creating a cozy space for people to dance the night away. And dance, they did! We were treated to the most amazing dance-offs between street and Latin ballroom dancers. Guests recharged with a late night treat of In N Out burgers before the event concluded with a sparkler sendoff. It was the perfect celebration for this vibrant couple!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Bonnie Tsang

Event Design and Planning

GATHER Events

Floral Design

Primary Petals

Venue

Lombardi House

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Wedding Shoes

Joie

Bridal Accessories

Kate Spade

Hair and Makeup

Kacee Geoffrey

Bridesmaid Dress

Vera Wang

Groom's Suit and Accessories

Hugo Boss

Groom's Shoes

Redfoot

Catering, Bar, and Dessert

Little Nelly Catering

DJ

DJ Wreckx

Rentals

Circa Rentals, A Rental Connection

Signage and Paper Goods

Lupa & Pepi

Wedding Invitations

Paperless Post

Transportation

Premiere Valey

Modern Black and White Wedding with Emerald

Modern Weddings

Any couple who describes their wedding theme as “Kate Spade met The Wicked Witch of the West” has already garnered my attention and adoration, and this wedding did not disappoint. Sarah Libby Photography, Everything Beautiful OKC, and Leigh and Louise Design came together to work on Avery and Michael’s modern wedding with a clean color palette of black, white, gold, and green, with a bit of burgundy in the floral arrangements for good measure.

modern black and white wedding with emerald - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

From the bride, Avery: I would describe our wedding style as Kate Spade meets Boho chic. If Kate Spade fell into a forest, that’s the feel we were going for. Somehow our end phrase became Kate Spade met The Wicked Witch of the West.

bouquet with dahlia - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

wedding rings - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

flower girls - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

bridal look - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

bridal bouquet with burgundy - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

succulent boutonniere - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald
Bouquet recipe: Seeded eucalyptus, burgundy scabiosa, Juliet roses, burgundy dahlias, blushing bride protea, peach ranunculus, smilax, succulents, white hydrangeas.

groomsmen - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

flower girl processional - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

wedding ceremony - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

ceremony recessional - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

ceremony recessional - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t follow protocol. Just because that’s the way it’s always been done doesn’t mean that’s how it has to be. Make it your own and then own it. Secondly, take a moment to take it all in, it. Thirdly, don’t pay $1,000 for your veil. A full cathedral veil with a blusher cost us $18.00.

flower girls - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

wedding portrait - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

lace gown detail - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

woodsy inspired reception - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

woodsy inspired centerpiece - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

indoor reception - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

hydrangea centerpiece - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

striped reception tablecloth - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

dessert table - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

sweetheart table - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

wedding dance - photo by Sarah Libby Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-black-and-white-wedding-with-emerald

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Oklahoma Sky,” Miranda Lambert
Bride’s Processional: “Hoppipolla,” Sigur Ros
Ceremony: “When I Say I Do,” Matthew West
Recessional: “Kiss Me,” Sixpence None the Richer
First Dance: “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” Blood, Sweat & Tears

From the photographer, Sarah Libby Photography:
Michael and Avery were married this fall with a modern, fresh, and fun vibe. Avery stunned in her long sleeve plunging neck gown by Madison James from Beloved Bridal and Michael could not stop looking at her. Michael surprised her with her grandmother’s ring to wear as her wedding band and the tears flowed. The bridesmaids wore bold emerald Badgley MIschka gowns and the groomsmen wore a classic tux. They were married at sunset overlooking the Oklahoma farmlands. They chose bold tablecloths to fancy up their reception space and chose a non-traditional cake table filled with fancy donuts and cookies. They also had specialty pizza’s prepared for all of their guests from their favorite pizza place. They had a confetti entrance to their reception and partied with family and friends before their sparkler sendoff!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sarah Libby Photography

Floral Design

Everything Beautiful, LLC

Event Design

Leigh and Louise Design

Venue

The Manor at Coffee Creek

Wedding Dress

Madison James "MJ112"

Bridal Store

Beloved Bridal

Hair Comb

TigerlillyCouture

Wedding Shoes

Adriana Papell

Hair

AnnElyse Salon & Spa

Makeup

Ciara Amir Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses

Badgley Mischka

Catering

Infernos

Donuts

Hurts Donut Company

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

Intimate Colorful Wedding at Gruene Estate

Romantic Weddings

Horses, paper punch garlands, vibrant floral arrangements, a beautiful couple deeply in love — this wedding has it all. Natalia and Adam exchanged vows at the stunning Gruene Estate in the most adorable open-air chapel, following by a colorful reception with heaps of handmade touches. Jessica Scott Photography and Rosehip Flora‘s work shine in this wedding!

intimate colorful wedding at Gruene Estate - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

From the bride, Natalia: The idea for our wedding started with the venue, Gruene Estate–a little farm with an open-air chapel and reception hall. We wanted something fun, colorful, and not too stuffy to match the location. We also drew inspiration from our invitations. We are both designers so we teamed up to tell our story through pictures and this gave us an idea of what we wanted to do for decorations. With a lot of help from our friends and family, we made all of the decorations ourselves, even with everyone being scattered across different states. The circle backdrop was made by running the circles through the sewing machine and we hand-painted the cake toppers. Overall, it was definitely a labor of love and we are so happy how it turned out.

map wedding invitation - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

wedding rings - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

pink and orange bouquet - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

bride getting ready - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

bridesmaids in aqua dresses - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

bright bouquets with orange accents - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

hair flowers - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

ceremony setup - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

ceremony benches - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

wedding ceremony - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Our color scheme was pink, orange and a light green. We had laser cut place mats that our friends cut for us, we hand punched and sewed through our backdrop, we stamped our own favors which were little sketchbooks and also dipped the pencils in paint. My husband painted the cake toppers by hand.

farm wedding portrait - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

farm wedding - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

paper punch garlands - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

wedding stamps - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be patient and thorough and know that in the end it will come together and look beautiful!

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

orange centerpiece - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

sweetheart table - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

paper fan chair back decor - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

spring wedding place setting - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

coral colored centerpiece - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

ombre wedding cake - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

cake table - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

paper punch garland - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Scott Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-colorful-wedding-at-gruene-estate

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Theme 1 (Waltz),” Andrew Bird; “Let It Be Me,” The Everly Brothers
Recessional: “It Only Takes A Moment” ending and instrumental version from Hello Dolly
First Dance: “Darling I Do,” Landon Pigg and Lucy Schwartz
We tried to play a mix of old and new for the reception. We wanted people to get up and dance!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Scott Photography

Floral Design

Rosehip Flora

Venue

Gruene Estate

Wedding Dress and Bracelet

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Trotter

Earrings

Kate Spade

Hair and Makeup

Felger and Friends

Bridesmaid Dresses

David's Bridal

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

Salt Lick

Wedding Cake and Cookies

2Tarts Bakery

DJ

DJ Mr. Thrill

Chicago Warehouse Wedding

Blue Label, Romantic Weddings

Chicago’s Salvage One has long been one of our favorite venues for industrial weddings — it’s simply the perfect backdrop for a variety of so many different styles. Beth and Brandon chose to contrast the industrial space with romantic decor and floral design, bringing on board the talented Artistrie Co., A Stem Above, and North Shore Weddings and Events to round out their vision!

Chicago warehouse wedding - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

From the bride, Beth: I wanted my wedding to be the most amazing day surrounded by my closest family and friends. I wanted everyone to laugh, feel the love and good energy in the room, and most of all be smiling and have a great time! It was important to me that the day felt intimate, cozy and comfortable for everyone there.

lace detail wedding shoes - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

lace inspired wedding invitations - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

bouquet with champagne ribbons - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

classic ivory bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding
Flower recipe: Taupe, ivory, and white tons with accents of celadon including sweet pea, ranunculus, and open garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, hellebores.

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

bridesmaids in blush pink - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

groom - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

groom getting ready - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

groomsmen watches - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

I did not have any color theme as I usually tend to love neutrals, blacks and gray. I loved the brightness and the delicateness that the white/lighter color flowers brought to the wedding. I loved Salvage One for its brick walls, concrete and romantic darker lighting and I wanted to include design that complimented that natural setting. One of my favorite pieces of the wedding were the mismatched lace table runners that my mom and I found from all over the country. We started collecting them and each one was special in its own way and I love how they pulled together the gorgeous table settings. I was also lucky enough to have my sister in law Alissa do all of the graphic design work for the wedding, so everything we printed was tied together. The invitations, to the welcome bags, to the programs all had a similar theme which I loved! She also designed a logo for us that we used on a wide range of pieces throughout the wedding. See attached for an example of the logo used on our program.

ceremony decor - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

industrial wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

escort card table - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

industrial wedding reception - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

modern tablescape - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

industrial chic wedding - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Make sure your wedding is the most amazing party you want to be at and never want to end! There are so many details, questions, decisions to be made, so try to remember to have fun with it and don’t stress about the small stuff! Also spend the most time on the details of the wedding that are the most important to you. Brandon and I knew we wanted our dance floor packed the entire evening, so the details around the music were very important to us. We found an amazing band (Front of House) and had so much fun working with the band to talk through songs and the theme for the night!

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

simple modern place setting - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

ribbon chair backs - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

cake table - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

ivory wedding cake - photo by Artistrie Co http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-warehouse-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
My mom found an incredible folk guitar duo from the Old Town School of Music in Chicago. They were an adorable couple and they played an incredible variety of Bob Dylan songs which we loved hearing and knew everyone in attendance would enjoy as well. “Don’t Think Twice its Alright”, “Shelter From the Storm” and “Forever Young”.

Be sure to watch the film from Artistrie Co.!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Artistrie Co.

Floral Design

A Stem Above

Event Coordination

North Shore Weddings and Events

Venue

Salvage One

Wedding Dress

Sarah Seven

Wedding Shoes

Stuart Weitzman

Hair

Ashley Young

Makeup

Kristen Repta

Groom's Attire

Wildred Newman

Catering

Jewell Events Catering

Wedding Cake

Elysia Root Wedding Cake

Donut Holes

Beverly Bakery

Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Duet

Gia Margaret Comes from Old Town School of Music

Wedding Band

Front of House

Wedding Invitations

Alissa Filoramo

Videography

Artistrie Co.

Vintage Wedding at Gramercy Park Hotel

Vintage Weddings

All you vintage-loving brides out there, listen up. This wedding (from the incomparable team of Lev Kuperman and Violet and Verde) is where it’s at. Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City was the absolute perfect venue to complement the couple’s vision, and these high school sweethearts ended up with a wedding for the ages!

vintage wedding at Gramercy Park Hotel - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

From the florist, Bridget of Violet and Verde: Melanie was an absolute dream to work with. She was, by far, the most upbeat, sweet, and happy bride and with Mitchell, having been a couple since high school, they were just perfect together and complemented each other so well. They had a clear vision from our first meeting of what they wanted for florals – shades of pinks, reds, and whites without looking too holiday and using a more vintage aesthetic to complement the beautiful venue.

wedding rings - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

wedding shoes - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

bride getting ready - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

bride getting ready - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

first look - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

first look - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

purple and red bouquet - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

vintage inspired bride - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

wedding party - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

We chose anemones, peonies, ranunculus, roses, paper whites, cosmos and sweet peas to fill the bouquets and tables. Brass lanterns, mercury glass vases, and vintage votives and bottles lined the tables with more flowers placed throughout the tables. Each place setting was adorned with a single colorful bloom for guests. Lush vines and foliage paired with assorted lanterns created a romantic backdrop to their rooftop ceremony. It was truly a beautiful day for such a wonderful couple!

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

wedding program - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

ceremony processional - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

ring exchange - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

ring exchange - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

ring exchange - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

vintage inspired reception - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

gold tablescape - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

gold tablescape - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

bud vase centerpiece - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

gold table number - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

naked cake with flowers - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

dessert table - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

dog cake toppers - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

cake cutting - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

wedding favors - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-wedding-at-gramercy-park-hotel

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lev Kuperman

Second Shooter

Justin Lee

Floral

Violet and Verde

Venue

Gramercy Park Hotel

Wedding Cake

Lael Cakes

Friendsgiving Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Jonica Moore

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, which means we’ve got lots of delicious tablescapes to look forward to. This shoot from Jonica Moore, Dawn Mauberret, and Sweet Thorn Flora explores the dramatic side of autumn weddings, and we think it works perfectly for a Friendsgiving event with the besties too. Be sure to keep an eye out for the incredible dip dyed veil!

Friendsgiving inspired wedding ideas - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

From the shoot’s concept designer, Kerry Ann Stokes: The Moody Romantics styled shoot was inspired by dark fairytales and the beauty of nature found deep in the woods – maybe where you least expect it. Both décor and wardrobe are rich in texture-including furs, satin-faced chiffon, lace, quartz, lush florals, and taxidermy insects. This shoot is packed with detail, a love for the handmade, and vintage items. Dreamt up by accessories designer Kerry Ann Stokes and brought to life by a team of creatives, mobilized by Dawn Mauberret Events. This shoot sets the mood for a dreamy and romantic fall wedding—all beautifully captured by Jonica Moore Studio.

botanical wedding invitation - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding accessories - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

winter bouquet - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

winter bouquet with fuchsia - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

dessert pies - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

The color palette is rich and dark hued-highlighting deep reds, and Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala. For the wedding dresses we pulled a Rue De Seine dress with a delicate lace over a beige slip and one of Leanne Marshall’s creamy and silky dresses from Lovely Bride. We paired the first look (Rue De Seine) with a deep wine dip-dyed silk tulle veil and dark beaded crown from Kerry Ann Stokes. Sophie Hughes provided some killer jewelry for the shoot, including a custom Black Beauty Diamond Ring (we were all wide-eyed over it), black diamond bands, and fused metal pieces. For the second look (Leanne Marshall) we topped the dress with a fur shawl and a natural quartz headpiece. The bridesmaids wore maroon (Ash and Light) and black (Nordstrom) dresses, along with coordinating jewelry, leather flower hairpins, a beaded headpiece. Hair (by Stephanie Kauffman) and makeup (by MauberretFX) have a beautiful witchy vibe. Sweet Thorn Flora nailed it with the floral arrangements, which included deep toned florals mixed with lush greens and blush accents. Peonies, blackberries, thistle, ranunculus, and ferns were utilized and mixed with taxidermy insects (courtesy of Hoardaculture) and antlers-definitely making a dramatic statement.

bohemian wedding decor - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding cocktails - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

cocktails - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

winter tablescape - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

bell jar terrarium - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

printed table number - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

The Grand was the perfect location for this shoot, and included a long wooden banquet table, rustic seating, exposed brick walls, a deep green pin-tuck cushion booth, and some in house taxidermy wall mounts. They cooked up a menu full of color for every course. Oysters for the cocktail hour with some fall inspired signature cocktails, a black kale salad to start, and braised ribs for the main-all served up on vintage plates and glassware from Eleven Thirty Six. For the dessert we decided to forego the traditional cake and have a table of pies and tarts instead. Deep colored berries and elaborate crust designs made for a beautiful sweets table thanks to Cutie Pies NYC. The maroon and rose-colored invites were designed by Of Note Stationers — who also supplied some stationery (Can’t Do This Without You, Dazzle, and It’s Your Day cards). Our signage was all hand painted by Kristin Texteria onto vintage mirrors, including the one large mirror in the venue. The escort cards are strung from butterflies and pinned inside vintage frames. Needless to say, a lot of talented vendors came together on this moody and romantic wedding inspiration shoot and the end result is truly inspiring!

Friendsgiving tablescape - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

dip dyed veil - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding toast - photo by Jonica Moore http://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jonica Moore

Event Planning and Coordination

Dawn Mauberret

Florist

Sweet Thorn Flora

Venue

The Grand

Wedding Dress

Rue de Seine, Leanne Marshall

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride NYC

Accessories

Kerry Ann Stokes

Jewelry

Sophie Hughes

Hair

Stephanie Kauffman of The Karcher

Makeup

MauberretFX

Bridesmaid Dress (dark red)

Ash and Light

Bridesmaid Dress (black lace)

Nordstrom

Desserts

Cutie Pies

Rentals

Eleven Thirty Six

Hand-Painted Signs

Kristin Texteria

Taxidermy Butterflies

Hoardaculture

Wedding Invitations

Of Note Stationers

Models

Jaime Lee Newman, Alyssa Carroll and Jenny Moffitt

Autumn Wedding at the Roth Estate

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Danielle Poff

Josh and Cate’s wedding was one for the books in every way. Their goal was understated elegance with nods to nature, and the talents of Danielle Poff and Thistle and Honey certainly helped them to achieve this. The couple also used Pantone’s color of 2015, Marsala, in brilliant ways, showing up all over the place from the tablecloths to the groom’s tie!

autumn wedding at The Roth Estate - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

From the bride, Cate: We love being in nature and wanted to bring nature in tasteful, romantic ways to our wedding day. I would describe our look as understated elegance, woodsy, personal to us — not just something we saw online that looked pretty, romantic. Our colors were Wine/Marsala, Sage, Blush and Gold.

wedding welcome sign - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

painted wedding invitation - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

wedding ring - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

wedding shoes - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

winter bouquet - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate
Bouquet recipe: Dahlias, garden roses, lily of the nile, eucalyptus, ranunculus.

burgundy bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

burgundy bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

bridesmaids on swings - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

wedding party - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

I custom made, stained, and painted all of our signs (roadside, welcome, directional). The centerpieces included custom cut wood slices purchased from Etsy, table tables hand painted by Kenny Wong, and lanterns which were purchased at IKEA but spray painted Rose Gold by my lovely momma. The furniture used at entrance and for communion were pieces from my home. Our entrance table included crates that I stained myself, a frame we painted gold, hand painted name cards from Kenny Wong (which were my favorite part of the decor: our guests were asked to take their name card but replace it with a Polaroid of themselves so that instead of having a guest book with a bunch of names, Josh and I now have a photo album of all of our wedding guests!). The ribbon wands for the exit were created by knotting three strands of ribbon to a craft stick! We were allowed to use confetti, flowers or sparklers at our venue so we had to get creative here.

ceremony backdrop - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

ceremony setup - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

wedding ceremony - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

weddig ceremony - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

ceremony recessional - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

bouquet with pops of marsala - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

seating chart - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Make your wedding personal, make it something special that you will look back on and love why you included that in your day. Know that something is going to go wrong, and know that it is ok–there’s always an alternative option. Enjoy the process of planning and take time to take mental snapshots on your wedding day, soak it in. Couples spend months, even years, planning a single 8 hour event that will quickly fly by so cherish the day and the adventure of being engaged while planning your new favorite day.

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

ranch wedding reception - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

place setting with eucalyptus - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

red wedding tables - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

Ruffled - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-at-the-roth-estate

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: string quartet cover of “I See the Light” from Disney’s Tangled
Bride’s Processional: string quartet cover of “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele
Recessional: string quartet cover of “Not With Haste,” Mumford and Sons
Reception Entrance: “September,” Earth, Wind & Fire
First Dance: “XO” cover by John Mayer
Father/Daughter Dance: “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee
Mother/Son Dance: “99 Million Miles,” Jason Mraz

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Danielle Poff

Bouquets

Thistle and Honey

Venue

The Roth Estate

Wedding Dress

Blush by Hayley Paige

Bridal Store

Janene's Bridal

Wedding Shoes and Headband

Anthropologie

Rings

Shane Co.

Bridesmaid Dresses

ModCloth

Groom's Suit

Banana Republic

Catering

Chando's Tacos

Wedding Cake and Macarons

Ettore's

Wedding Invitations

Kenny Wong

Videographer

Trevor Hooper Films

Virginia Hillside Wedding on Film

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Adam Barnes

Today’s wedding is the epitome of a show-stopper. The film images by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography, the citrus hues of the flowers arranged by Mallory Joyce, and the wedding cake adorned with orange roses all render us completely defenseless against this wedding’s charms. Congratulations to the beautiful couple, Kamilia and Mike!

Virginia hillside wedding on film - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

blush pink wedding dress - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film
Blush pink wedding gowns are always a hit, and this piece with endless delicate layers of tulle has totally captivated our hearts!

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

glitter wedding shoes - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

blush pink wedding dress - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

wedding guests - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

citrus bouquet - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film
The bride’s bouquet was made up of coral charm peonies, pink roses, orange ranunculus, and more.

flower girl - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

ceremony arch detail - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

wedding ceremony - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

ceremony kiss - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

peony centerpiece - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

citrus toned wedding - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film
Even the food was picture-perfect, specially catered by The Local.

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

coral charm peony centerpiece - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

wedding cake with orange roses - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

first dance - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Adam Barnes

Event Planning, Design, and Florals

Mallory Joyce

Venue

Big Spring Farm

Hair and Makeup

Ave 42

Catering

The Local

Wedding Cake

Sweethaus

Rentals

MS Events

Videography

Naz Films

Industrial Wedding at a Metalworking Studio

Modern Weddings

We love that today’s couple knew their venue, Gutierrez Studios, would be the perfect fit for their wedding day because it captured both of their spirits individually — analytic industrialism for the groom, and a blank creative canvas for the bride. Lindsay Hite of READYLUCK and The Vanlandingham Design Studio were the chosen pros to be by their side for the big day, making their vision come to reality with startling clarity and a clear focus on modern design in an industrial setting.

industrial wedding at a metalworking studio - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

From the bride, Brittany: Greg and I have known each other since elementary school and are living proof that opposites attract. We really wanted a day that would celebrate how much we love one another and how fortunate we are to have so many amazing family and friends. It is so rare and special to have all of the people you love together in one place at the same time. We instantly fell in love with Gutierrez Studios, a working metal studio in Baltimore’s Clipper Mill. The amazing artistry and historic industrial setting seemed like the perfect allegory for Greg’s analytical personality and my creative spirit. The studio is not a traditional event space and we were so thankful to work with Drew at The Vanlandingham Design Studio. He came highly recommended and was without a doubt crucial to making our wedding dream a reality. He really got to know us and translated our personalities along with our rustic and industrial vision into the most meaningful and magical day we could dream of. We worked with fantastic professionals throughout the entire process and with Drew by our side, we didn’t have to worry about a single thing.

industrial wedding at a metalworking studio - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

yellow wedding shoes - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

ranunculus boutonniere - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

protea bouquet with yellow calla lilies - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Greg gave me a beautiful bracelet along with sweet and silly card. When I opened the card there was also a photo of us taken at our senior prom. The edges were tattered and the photo image was almost peeling away from the plastic backing. I instantly recognized the image and soon realized that he had been carrying this photo in his wallet every day for the past 11 years. Thinking about all of the amazing moments we had shared and all of the memories we still have to make together was definitely one of the most memorable parts of the day.

ceremony setup - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

ceremony kiss - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

My dress included a patch sewn into the lining that was made from pieces of family members clothing including my mother’s wedding dress, Greg’s aunt, grandmother, and mother’s wedding dresses, my grandmother’s painting smock, and my grandfather’s apron. It was a special way to feel connected to all of our loved ones. We were very excited to give Daruma Dolls as favors to all of our guests. A daruma doll is a traditional Japanese doll seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck. When someone receives a daruma doll it has two blank eyes. The recipient fills in one eye upon setting a goal or making a wish, then the other eye once it is fulfilled. Greg’s Bachan, Japanese grandmother, passed down the tradition to her family and we wanted to share it with all of our guests as a special token of thanks and good fortune. We hope all of their wishes come true!

forest inspired seating chart - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

globe guest book - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

red and gold place setting - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

enchanted forest wedding - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Embrace all obstacles, headaches, challenges, and triumphs with a loving heart. Love is what it’s all about. What you mean to each other is really what makes the day so special.

tall yellow centerpiece - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

enchanted forest wedding - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

Ruffled - photo by Readyluck Studios http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-wedding-at-a-metalworking-studio

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lindsay Hite / READYLUCK

Wedding Planning

The Vanlandingham Design Studio

Florist

Sheila Smith Wedding and Event Floral Design

Venue

Gutierrez Studios

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Bridal Store

Betsy Robinson's

Hairpiece

The Headband Shoppe

Wedding Shoes

Anthropologie

Earrings

BHLDN

Rings

Washington Diamond

Hair and Makeup

Behind the Veil

Bridesmaid Dresses

Alfred Angelo

Kimono Robes

Sunset to Sunrise

Groom's Suit

Suitsupply

Groom and Groomsmen Tie

The Tie Bar

Groomsmen Suits

J.Crew

Catering

Rouge Catering

Wedding Cake

Momofuku Milk Bar

DJ

C&J Entertainment

Rentals

Select Event Rentals

Lighting and Drapery

Blondell’s Accent on Events

Wedding Invitations

Kindly RSVP Designs

Transportation

Z Best Limousine

Colorful Boho Wedding at Historic Cedarwood

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Teale Photography

Oodles of gorgeous pinks, tons of lush greenery, an inspiring bohemian ceremony backdrop, and beautiful flowers everywhere you look make this wedding from Teale Photography and Cedarwood Weddings one for the books. If anything, this wedding proves that fuchsia is nothing less than a color for all seasons!

colorful boho wedding at Historic Cedarwood - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

From the bride, Larin: We wanted to create an environment that blended rustic elegance with the organic warmth of a backyard bash. Capitalizing on the raw beauty of Cedarwood Weddings, our styling was romantic, playful, and totally us! I wanted our personal style to shine through in the details – and our guests definitely noticed! The color scheme, inspired by my bedroom pillows actually, was intended to complement the natural setting – blush to vibrant pinks, lush greenery, and mixed metals.

wedding invitation - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

bridesmaids getting ready - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding party - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

neutral metallic bridesmaid dresses - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

groom - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding portrait - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

bright pink bouquet - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood
Bouquet recipe: My bouquet was a textural masterpiece of king protea, peonies, ranunculus, roselily, varied roses, hydrangea, wax flower, seeded eucalyptus, and cascading jasmine vine. It was so heavy, but I didn’t want to put it down all night!

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

bohemian ceremony decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding ceremony - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

ceremony kiss - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

From the very beginning, I knew I wanted our altar to be a lasting artifact we could display in our home. I created this free-flowing installation to give the already beautiful backdrop a layer of depth and whimsy. The pinks and florals were perfectly juxtaposed with more masculine accents – woods, skulls, antlers, and other raw materials to create an earthy vibe. And if my husband loves anything more than me, it’s his country – insert American flag everywhere.

kraft paper seating chart - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding games - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

fuchsia centerpiece - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding day vignettes - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be you and have fun with it! Enjoy making each little decision – just try to make them only once! If you’re into DIY and questioning what to take-on yourself – I urge you to commit to at least one project! Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time, and you’ll be happy you did. Give your bridesmaids the opportunity to shine! I’m so thrilled each of the girls’ dresses wove their personalities into our day. Pick a venue that you find aesthetically special, even in it barest form, to be your canvas. Cedarwood Weddings offers guests a variety of settings on one property and the effortless flow from one to the next kept guests on their toes! Offer out-of-town guests a taste of your hometown, even if it is adopted. For us that meant a historic property exuding Southern charm, a bluegrass duo in the barn cocktail hour, and late-night hot chicken bites! And, let’s not underestimate the power of Southern folklore – our buried bottle of bourbon diverted a storm! Choose an experienced team and you’ll sleep better. Entrusting my vision to one holistic team made planning a (really fun) breeze – thank you for bringing our vision to life!

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

desert inspired decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

centerpieces - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

reception chair decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

gold ikat wedding cake - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

cake cutting - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Old Pine,” Ben Howard
Bride’s Processional: “Tenerife Sea,” Ed Sheeran
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Loved Her First,” Heartland
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Teale Photography

Event Design, Floral Design, and Venue

Cedarwood Weddings

Wedding Dress

Claire Pettibone

Wedding Veil

Untamed Petals

Bridal Store

The Dress Theory

Wedding Shoes

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

One10

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Groomsmen Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

Chef Christopher's Catering

Wedding Cake

Patty Cakes

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians

Ben Graves and Michelle Bailey

DJ

Ian McCarty of Premier DJs of Nashville

Transportation

Matchless

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Vermont Garden Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Christina Bernales

Christina Bernales, you’ve sure got a winner here. Phoebe and Adrien’s wedding day was the perfect garden wedding — relaxed, intimate, and surrounded by the best that nature has to offer. We adore that the entire reception was filled with hanging light bulbs at every turn! Let’s Pretend Catering and In Full Bloom were brilliant as the coordinator and florist, respectively.

Vermont garden wedding - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

From the bride, Phoebe: The style was rustic chic with bits of our personalities and things that were special to us as a couple sprinkled throughout. We wanted it to be laid back and fun, but when you stepped back you could see how romantic everything was. We had greys, blues, & beige as a base tone with pops of bright colors from the royal blue vases to the bright yellow sunflowers and splashes of red, green and white. We built our own giant sized Polaroid frame out of a dry erase board for people to take photos and write messages on. We also hand wrote out table place cards and table numbers on thick kraft paper which became part of an table seating display built in collaboration with our amazing florist.

Ruffled - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

ranunculus and rose bouquet - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

blue grooms suit - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

There were so many beautiful flowers used on the day. Not one arrangement on the table was alike, which, along with my lack of flower knowledge, makes it hard to remember what type of flower was in each! For my bouquet I really wanted that flowing look as apposed to a tight bouquet. There were ranunculus, poppies, and roses, just to name a few, with splashes of little yellow flowers with bright green leaves. The florist did an incredible job. It was perfect.

ceremony seating - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

reception tent - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

seating chart - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

seating chart - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

tented modern reception - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? There will always be something to do, so the sooner you get stuff done, the sooner you can sit back and relish those moments like discovering your dress, instead of worrying about the next thing you have to do. Have fun, have a sense of humor, and when things get stressful have a margarita. This is a celebration if you caught up in all the minuet details you’ll forget that. Your day goes by fast, so don’t sweat the small stuff and you will never notice if the napkins were square instead of rectangular.

hanging light bulb wedding decor - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

first dance - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

orange chair back decor - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Christina Bernales Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vermont-garden-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridesmaid Processional: “Little Wing,” Jimi Hendrix
Bride’s Processional: “Angel,” Jimi Hendrix
First Dance: “Harvest Moon,” Neil Young
Father/Daughter Dance: “It’s a Great Day to be Alive,” Travis Tritt
Mother/Son Dance: “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys,” Waylon Jennings

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christina Bernales

Wedding Coordination and Catering

Let's Pretend Catering

Florist

In Full Bloom

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Wedding Shoes

LK Bennett

Hair and Makeup

Reflections Salon & Spa

Bridesmaid Dresses

Jenny Yoo

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Wedding Cake

Bake Aria

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music

Mike Martin and Trio Gusto

Reception Music

The Sultans

Rentals, Lighting, and Linens

Vermont Tent Company

Wedding Invitations and Stationery Design

TurkeyBag Designs (bride)

Blush Pink Pennsylvania Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

This bride’s own words say it all: “We were intentional about having a meaningful, intimate ceremony surrounded by our closest friends and family followed by a super fun party.” Sarah and Ryan’s Pennsylvania wedding was utter perfection, with a focus on the guests and the couple’s love for each other. Big props to Brianna Wilbur Photography, Elizabeth Kate Events, and Petals with Style and all other vendors involved for a gorgeous day.

blush pink Pennsylvania farm wedding - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

From the bride, Sarah: Since our wedding was held outside in beautiful Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we wanted our wedding’s style to be organic and natural. We were intentional about having a meaningful, intimate ceremony surrounded by our closest friends and family followed by a super fun party. We truly believe we got the best of both worlds!

wedding dress - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

lace wedding gown - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding invitation - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

craspedia boutonniere - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

first look - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

oversized bridal bouquet - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Lots of ranunculus, succulents, billy balls, garden roses, and more of which I don’t know the name.

bridesmaids bouquets - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Some adjectives that would describe the look of our wedding would be organic, ethereal, romantic, and fun. We didn’t have a concrete color scheme. I was all about natural, neutral colors with pops of color. The bouquets were filled with lots of greenery and bright flowers. The bridesmaids wore mismatched blush dresses and gold-toned jewelry and the groomsmen wore navy blue suits with gray striped ties. In terms of DIY, I designed the wedding programs, ring box, table assignment board, name cards, table “numbers” (which were actually places my husband and I had been to together and an accompanying photo of us in that location), and the chalkboard signs.

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

oversized bouquet - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding party - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Make sure you fully trust in the vendors you select. I was entirely confident in every vendor we chose and it allowed me to relax and know that everything was covered. I just had to focus on getting married! Also, do as many of the DIY elements long before the wedding. I procrastinated and was super busy designing and crafting the week before the wedding.

seating chart - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

farm reception - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

greenery runner - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

barn wedding reception - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

wedding cake - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography http://ruffledblog.com/blush-pink-pennsylvania-farm-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Lullaby + Exile,” M. Ward; “Ends of the Earth,” Lord Huron
Recessional: “Moth’s Wings,” Passion Pit
First Dance: “This Magic Moment,” The Drifters

From the photographer, Brianna Wilbur: I was shooting the reception, walking by a table of college boys when I heard one mumble, “Man, this wedding makes me want to settle down and have a wife,” in a rather serious tone. You know the wedding and couple is amazing when you hear that from a party driven college boy. I knew the bride before her wedding day but not close enough to call her a best friend of course. Now, I see a lot of brides slip on their white dresses. I usually get super excited, genuinely super happy. However, she was different. She literally took my breath away in that gown and I was truly teary behind my camera. I could see the excitement all over her face slipping into that perfect-fit lace dress & watched the realization wash over her that this is her day. She didn’t forget a single detail: the lush florals, various mismatched blush bridesmaid dresses that went together just so perfectly, her dainty green flower crown, the vintage decor, and more! His reaction when he saw her was so genuine and heartfelt (as you will see). These two have this palpable, deep love for one another with a very silly, lighthearted flare. Their vows were carefully crafted, every word picked with a purpose & meaning. The entire wedding felt like one big group of super fans that were 120% Sarah & Ryan. It was an honor to witness this marriage. It rained most of the day, it didn’t matter. This Lancaster, Pennsylvania farm wedding was a dream. The florals were fluffy, lush, and summery. The bridesmaids mismatched blush dresses complimented the rustic, elegant farm feel of Eagles Ridge. The bride is a wedding photographer herself and made every last detail beautiful. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Brianna Wilbur Photography

Wedding Planning

Elizabeth Kate Events

Florist

Petals with Style

Venue

Farm at Eagles Ridge

Wedding Dress

Stella York

Bridal Store

Taylored For You

Hair and Makeup

A Little Off the Top

Catering

Tasteful Occasions

Wedding Cake

The Flour Child

DJ

Penguin Productions

Rentals

Treasured Rentals

Wedding Invitations

Elli

Videography

Solo Koo

Garden Wedding in Dripping Springs

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

The Nichols

I swear, it’s like today’s wedding took elements of all our favorite types of weddings and rolled it into one, and ended up with one ridiculously beautiful wedding day. The Nichols and Gypsy Floral put some absolutely beautiful work in as photographers and event designer/florist, respectively. And that dessert bar with drool-worthy iced donuts? Well, we’re already trying to find excuses to set one of those up at all of our upcoming events!

garden wedding in Dripping Springs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

From the bride, Averi: I wanted it to have a boho/romantic style with a comfortable easy going feeling. I also wanted it to have some whimsical/personal touches, like the pug cake toppers (we have 2 pugs), pug cuff links, funfetti cake/donuts, and the DIY calligraphy & cake table backdrop.

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

Ruffled - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

coral charm peony bouquet - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs
Bouquet recipe: Lots of peonies, ranunculus, roses, garden roses, dusty miller, anemone, & protea (a hawaiian flower added to the arch) and a few others I am not sure the name of.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

ceremony setup - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

floral ceremony arch - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

Ruffled - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

cocktail hour area - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

Our color scheme was white & creme, peach, blush, celedon + sea glass with pops of pink, bright peony & gold. I hand painted the watercolor escort and place cards and did the calligraphy on them. I also did the calligraphy on the bar sign, and welcome sign. I made the tassel backdrop behind the cake table.

geometric backdrop - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

seating chart - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

wedding signs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

watercolor place cards - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

Ruffled - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

reception signs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

indoor garden reception - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

Ruffled - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

wedding ideas - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

dyed gauze table runner - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It is so easy to get caught up in the whole planning process and the million different awesome ideas you see on Pinterest. I definitely let some really small silly things stress me out that in the big picture didn’t end up mattering at all. I would say that just to try and enjoy the planning process and not get to swept up in the insignificant details. I know it sounds cliche, but honestly it really is about marrying the person you love and not about having the perfect Koozie color or a rain-free day. I tried not to let myself have an exact image of what the whole day would look like, because I didn’t want to get weirdly let down if it wasn’t the perfect picture I saw in my head. So when the day came around, a lot of it was a surprise to me and I absolutely loved how everything turned out!

romantic place setting - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

reception chairs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

gold painted wedding cake - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

cake table - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

cake topper - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

iced donuts - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

Ruffled - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/garden-wedding-in-dripping-springs

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
My family and I are huge Love Actually fans so my bridesmaids walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “All You Need is Love” like from the wedding scene, only no spontaneous instruments at mine.
Processional: “Love Story,” Vitamin String Quartet (Taylor Swift cover)
Recessional: “Somebody Loves You,” Betty Who
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Iz

Wedding Vendors

Floral and Event Design

Gypsy Floral

Venue and Catering

Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy

Wedding Dress

Sarah Seven

Belt

Untamed Petals

Wedding Shoes

Sam Edelman

Earrings

Kendra Scott

Hair and Makeup

Flair Style Lounge

Bridesmaid Dresses

BHLDN

Groom's Attire

Jos. A. Bank

Wedding Cake and Donuts

Green Lily Bakery

DJ

DJ Mel

Calligraphy and Tissue Paper Tassel Backdrop

Bride

Photo Booth

Central Texas J Booth

Videography

George Street Photo & Video, George Street Photo & Video

Transportation

R&R Limo and Bus

Vintage Hot Air Balloon Wedding

Wedding Design

My goodness, what a treat we have to share with you all today. This styled shoot from Natalie Franke Photography, Pop the Cork Designs, and My Flower Box Events grabbed our attention right away with its color palette of fuchsia, peach, and cream, but it kept it with the amazing tablescape and the hot air balloon. How great would this idea be for a cheery summer wedding?

vintage hot air balloon wedding - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

From the photographer, Natalie Franke: With pops of peach, pink, and cream – I felt swept away by all of the gorgeous details from this styled shoot. Held on a gorgeous estate north of Baltimore, a vintage hot air balloon served as the backdrop (and inspiration) for this editorial. I absolutely loved working with Jenna from Pop the Cork Events and watching her creative vision come to life in the summer sun! This entire shoot was a dream!

bright boutonnieres - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding calligraphy - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

groom with bouquet - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

fuchsia flowers - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding popsicle cart - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

acrylic seating chart - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

place card ideas - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

hot pink place setting - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

place setting - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding chairs - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding tablescape - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

summer cookies - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding cookies - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

place card - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

wedding cake table display - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

hot air balloon wedding - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

hot air balloon wedding  - photo by Natalie Franke http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-hot-air-balloon-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Be sure to catch the behind-the-scenes film from Adora Wedding Films:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Natalie Franke Photography

Event Planning

Pop the Cork Designs

Florist

My Flower Box Events

Venue

Regent at Stone House

Wedding Dress

Ivy & Aster

Hair

PSC Hair Artistry

Makeup

Izzy B Makeup

Groom's Attire

Boutaugh

Wedding Cake

Buttercream Bake Shop

Popsicles

Picnic Pops

Welcome Basket

Marigold & Grey

Vintage Furniture and Ford Truck

White Glove Rentals

Rentals

Party Plus Baltimore

Ribbon

Adorn Company

Wedding Invitations

Jolly Edition

Calligraphy

Poppy & Scooter

Videography

Adora Wedding Films

Modern Wedding at the Fig House in LA

Modern Weddings

The Fig House in LA is the ultimate venue for modern weddings with a bit of vintage flair, just like Trisha and Jason’s wedding. A truly talented team of vendors came together to make this day one to remember, including Heidi Ryder Photography, Honeyfitz Events, and Little Hill Floral Designs. The couple took inspiration from their venue to incorporate Mid-Century-meets-Art-Deco design with strong geometric patterns, and we couldn’t be crazier about the result.

modern wedding at the Fig House in LA - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

From the bride, Trisha: We fell in love with the bold colors, fantastic stained glass, mid-century modern meets Art Deco decor, and strong geometric patterns of our venue so we decided to lean in to that. We wanted to incorporate bold geometric shapes and the Art Deco/mid-century vibe into everything from decor to our attire. We also wanted a more “glamorous” fun night, as opposed to something softer and romantic, so we used really rich colors.

metallic wedding shoes - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding dress - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la
Bouquet recipe: I LOVE flowers so I worked closely with my incredible florist on what flowers would be included in my bouquet. It included peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, garden roses all in deep purples and burgundies, and some jasmine to give it a little whimsy.

bridal party - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

grooms boutonniere - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

flower girls - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

flower girls - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding ceremony - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

ceremony recessional - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Ruffled - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Fig House LA - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

outdoor tables - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

seating chart - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

escort card photos - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

We used bold colors (rich purples, blues, pink, and gold); gold and rose gold sequins; geometric shapes were incorporated into everything from our invitations to our table arrangements, to the menus, to the hanging floral arrangements. The biggest DIY project I worked on was all the gold picture frames we used for signage and love quotes that I scoured the internet (and Etsy!) for. Because I knew I wanted them all gold, my mom and I went to a bunch of thrift stores and purchased inexpensive frames and then I just spray painted them. Also, our church did not allow flower petals or confetti, so I made sparkle ribbon wands for our flower girls that came out wonderfully!

tablescape - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Fig House reception - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding sign - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

hanging wedding decor - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

peony centerpiece - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

geometric wedding details - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding reception - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

geometric centerpiece - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

hanging geo decor - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Art Deco table number - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I’ve got 3 pieces of advice: 1) Hire the best vendors within your budget and then trust them to do their jobs. It’s exhausting trying to do everything yourself. You (and your wonderful fiance) will enjoy the process much more if you don’t have to be involved with every micro-decision along the way. 2) Understand that a lot of people (your family, his family, your close friends, etc.) will have feelings and opinions about your wedding. Rather than get frustrated by that, figure out what’s really important to you and then be willing to let go on some of the things that aren’t. You don’t want anyone to feel hurt or slighted on your wedding day over something that wasn’t super important to you anyway. 3) Set aside nights and weekends with your husband-to-be where you don’t do any wedding planning. Be sure to keep the romance between the two of you so your wedding day is all the more special and magical!

floral centerpiece - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

dessert table - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

drink menu - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

hanging geometric decor - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

wedding favors - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

navy and gold wedding cake - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

cake cutting - photo by Heidi Ryder Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-wedding-at-the-fig-house-in-la

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Reception Entrance: “This is Gonna Be,” American Authors
First Dance “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
First Dance with all guests: “That’s Where It’s At,” Sam Cooke
Father/Daughter Dance: “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
Cake Cutting: “Love You Madly,” Cake
Last Dance: “The Longest Time,” Billy Joel

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Heidi Ryder Photography (Los Angeles)

Event Design

Honeyfitz Events

Florist

Little Hill Floral Designs

Ceremony Venue

St. Philip the Apostle

Reception Venue

The Fig House

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Bridal Store

The White Dress

Wedding Veil

Pure Blooms

Hair Accessory

The Headband Shoppe

Wedding Shoes

Betsey Johnson

Hair and Makeup

Naomi Marin Artistry

Maid of Honor Dress

Adrianna Papell

Groom's Attire

Hugo Boss

Groomsmen's Attire

Friar Tux

Catering

RoomForty

Wedding Cake

Sweet E's Bake Shop

Dessert Table

A Little Sugar

DJ

Ian Gotler from RedShoe

Glassware

Borrowed Blu

Lighting

D Lighting

Wedding Invitations

Dancing Pen & Press

Texas Garden Wedding at Dallas Arboretum

Garden Weddings

nbarrett photography never disappoints, and this garden wedding at Dallas Arboretum just proves our point. Bride Elizabeth stuns in her Vera Wang wedding gown and veil, and her bouquet arranged by Bows and Arrows? Out of this universe. Throw in some centerpieces with a bit of cactus and you’ve got a seriously stylish garden affair with a bit of Mexican resort influence that we just can’t stop loving.

Texas garden wedding at Dallas Arboretum - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

From the bride, Elizabeth: The venue set the tone for our outdoor Spring wedding. The DeGolyer Estate at the Dallas Arboretum is a Spanish Colonial-style home in the middle of lush, beautiful gardens overlooking White Rock Lake. We wanted our guests to feel like they were at a resort in Mexico. I chose nude-blush table linens and white napkins to be a neutral base for all of my floral arrangements that were a wild mix of vibrant reds, pinks, and oranges.

wedding dress - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

wedding shoes - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

Vera Wang wedding dress - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

groomsmen - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

bright bridal bouquet - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum
Flower recipe: Bougainvillea, peonies, poppies, ranunculus, garden roses, flat cactus.

bright bridesmaid dresses - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

coral charm peony bouquet - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

ceremony setup - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

ceremony processional - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

wedding ceremony - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

wedding ceremony - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

ceremony recessional - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Think about your guests and do something that sets your wedding apart from others – we passed tequila shots in vintage shot glasses to start the night off. More than anything, we wanted our guests to have the best time.

framed seating chart - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

seating chart - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

tented wedding reception - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

centerpiece with cactus - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

reception menu - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

bright centerpiece - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

reception napkins - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

sweetheart table - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

centerpiece - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

wedding reception - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

bright centerpiece with cactus - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

wedding ideas - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

table number - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

chair decorated with coral charm peonies - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

reception dance - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

wedding cake - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

wedding exit - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/texas-garden-wedding-at-dallas-arboretum

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

NBarrett Photography

Florist

Bows and Arrows

Venue

Dallas Arboretum

Wedding Dress and Veil

Vera Wang

Wedding Shoes

Anthropologie

Makeup

Beauty and the Blush

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering

Kent Rathbun

Wedding Cake

The Cake Guys

Popsicles

Steel City Pops

Ceremony Music

Nick DiGennaro

Reception Music

Inside Out

Wedding Invitations

Smitten on Paper

Dinner Party Wedding at Brooklyn Winery

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

M2 Photography

Taylor and Jake had a very simple vision for their wedding day: a delicious dinner with loved ones where everyone gets to dress up, dance, and eat cake. What could be more perfect than that? M2 Photography, Square Mile Events, and Designs by Ahn were all brought on board to help out on the big day, and they all worked wonders — though we have to give special credit to the incredible floral design that still has us reeling!

dinner party wedding at Brooklyn Winery - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

From the bride, Taylor: We originally wanted to get married upstate somewhere outdoors, but the travel for our guests felt unnecessary. Jake’s family was flying in from Australia and we wanted our guests to be able to relax once they go to New York and to enjoy the city we love so much. Brooklyn Winery checked off all of our boxes. It was rustic and immediately personal. Every staff member was genuinely excited for us, they felt like an extension of the guests. We wanted to hit that sweet spot of making it comfortable and approachable for us but formal enough that it felt like a wedding. The flowers really made that difference! It was like a great dinner with great food and all your friends and family got to dress up. Our friend Francis Lombardi played original music and covers during the cocktail hour. We are friends from college so to have him play at our wedding and bring everyone together was really sentimental. Then we go to just kick it and dance and laugh and eat cake. It was perfect!

wedding ideas - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

romantic wedding gown with sleeves - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

groomsmen - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

white and green bouquet - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

Flower recipe: My bouquet was a mix of sweet pea, astilbe, lisianthus, tuberose, jasmine, passion vine and ranunculus, all in shades of white. The chuppah was made of birch and decorated in hydrangeas, lisianthus, passion vine, dahlia and green vines to coordinate with the winery. The table arrangements were a colorful mix of my bouquet plus dahlias, and the groomsmen wore yellow garden roses to pay respect to the groom’s grandfather who tended and grew garden roses at his home and wore one in his suit everyday.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

pastel toned bouquet - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

wedding ceremony setup - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

ceremony chairs - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

We really wanted the guests to feel like they had walked into a big house out in the country, where we would be eating from the farm and decorating the space with flowers from the garden. It was full of nostalgia. Oak barrels and repurposed wood from a church was used on the walls to make the space more inviting. In the dining room there is a wall filled with plants to make you feel as though you are outside. It was very romantic and personal. The dance floor was right next to the bar to encourage the guests to mingle and get to know each other.

ceremony processional - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

wedding ceremony - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

ceremony kiss - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

recessional - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

seating chart - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Wear what you want, eat what you want, play your favorite music. The day really does go by in a flash, so the more if feels authentic and comfortable then the more easy it will be to relax and enjoy it. And hire a good photographer and videographer! You can’t be everywhere at once on your wedding day and being able to look back and watch my father’s speech or see my best friends laughing and enjoying themselves, it really is a gift I’ll treasure for years.

wedding reception - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

dinner party wedding at Brooklyn Winery - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

Brooklyn Winery reception - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

place setting - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

dinner party wedding at Brooklyn Winery - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

centerpiece - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

colorful reception - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

wedding chairs - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

dinner party wedding at Brooklyn Winery - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

wedding cake - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

Brooklyn Winery wedding - photo by M2 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/dinner-party-wedding-at-brooklyn-winery

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Wedding Song,” Peter Paul and Mary
Recessional: “Pompeii,” Bastille
First Dance: “Latch,” Sam Smith (acoustic)
Music is so important to us. It is something that as a couple we bond over, going to shows, discovering new band, etc… Scratch actually told us that they’d never received so many song requests from a couple before…oopps. I love soul and 90’s hip hop and r&b, he loves alternative rock. We played everything from Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Chaka Khan, NIN, Paramore, Rihanna and all that new fun music like Zedd and Kid Cudi. Then our DJ freestyled with some great club mixes and mashups for the last hour. Things got crazy in a good way! Bring on the dance circles!

From the photographer, Melissa of M2 Photography: Bride and groom both wanted more of a dinner party feel for their wedding, the “anti cookie-cutter wedding” if you will. Taylor is a pastry chef for the world-renowned chef Jean Georges and Jake is a self-described food snob so they knew their wedding had to incorporate an amazing menu and wanted a focus on the food and beverage. One challenge Jake and Taylor faced was figuring out a way to tastefully blend their inter-faith marriage. Taylor is Catholic and Jake is Jewish so they incorporated both a Priest and a Rabbi into their ceremony. Taylor also spent a few minutes privately with her twin sister and parents at their UWS church prior to heading to her wedding. When it came to choosing the location to host their wedding, Taylor wanted to make sure she had more of a hipster-vibe at her wedding in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Winery was the perfect location. Taylor was adamant about not having a wedding cake at all – until Jean George’s head baker offered to bake her a cake as a wedding gift. Jake’s gift to Taylor was a long weekend trip to Paris. Taylor’s career as a pastry chef has made Paris a dream vacation destination for them both. Flowers: Designs by Ahn used an assortment of orange dahlia and yellow ranunculus as well as Juliet garden roses. Taylor and Jake’s color palette was vibrant yellow and orange flowers as well as cream, blush and pale pink accents. They had a birch wood chuppah decorated with branches, hydrangea, stock, lisianthus passion vine and orange dahlias. Their wedding style aesthetic was fresh, modern and timeless.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

M2 Photography

Florist

Designs By Ahn

Event Coordination

Square Mile Events

Venue and Catering

Brooklyn Winery

Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara

Wedding Shoes

Alexander Wang for Ceremony

Hair and Makeup

Metamorphosis NY

Bridesmaid Dresses

Amsale

Wedding Cake

Jean Georges

Ceremony Music

M.A.S. Music

Cocktail Hour Music

Frank Lombardi

DJ

Scratch Weddings

Aisle Runner

Original Runners

Officiant

Rabbi Tamara Miller & Father Kenneth Boller

Stationery

Kate’s Paper Tree

Videography

Tweed Weddings

Transportation

Silver Star Limousine

Elegant Nashville Fall Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Austin Gros

Listen up, guys and gals… It’s actually a bit absurd how good this wedding from Austin Gros and Big Events Wedding is. I’m just going to warn you now that you’ll probably want to set aside some time to soak in all the details, because they’re not even just good, they’re everywhere. Adair and Kane’s wedding in Nashville is the perfect welcome for fall, which is just right around the corner!

elegant Nashville fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

From the bride, Adair: Kane and I both felt very strongly about getting married in Nashville. We had both left our homes and moved to Nashville alone to start a life for ourselves. And roughly seven years later, we were starting to put our family roots down in Nashville together. Kane also wanted to get married in the fall. The native trees in Australia don’t turn and Tennessee has one of prettiest displays of fall foliage known to man. He wanted his family and friends to experience that and I loved the idea of everyone coming to our town and getting to experience a little piece of our life.

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ring box - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

pastel toned bouquet - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Garden roses, various types of eucalyptus to pay homage to my husband’s homeland, as well as kangaroo paw and gum nuts. Orchids, ranunculus, hydrangeas etc…

ceremony setup - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony seating ideas - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

flower girl floral crown - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony processional - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

I wanted the day/night to move progressively and we wanted each space to be different from the last. The flowers and decor were to get deeper in color, as the daylight got more scarce. Each space would be slightly more elegant than the last. The ceremony would be during daylight with softer colors of blush, nude and cream and more natural, organically shaped arrangements. The cocktail hour at the pavilion would be at dusk and more color was introduced in the arrangements and decor. With sunset at 6:02 and dinner at 6:15 the greenhouse would be illuminated with candlelight and moonlight and would be dripping in jewel toned, lush arrangements with a bit more structure.

wedding portraits - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor rustic reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

rustic reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

elegant fall reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

We wanted the day to feel intimate and private. We chose to have only 65 of our closest family and friends. It was really important to us that the day be about us officially starting our lives together. We didn’t want to invite anyone out of obligation. We also didn’t want to meet anyone for the first time on the most important day of our lives. We wanted to enjoy the day and actually get a chance to speak to everyone that we hold so dearly to us. It wasn’t just about us, it was about us sharing the moment with everyone that has supported us and helped us grow as individuals and as a couple. We also chose to not have any bridesmaids or groomsmen for this very reason. Everyone attending has been a part of our lives separately or together and made an incredible impact on us.

fall table setting - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic wedding reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

indoor tented reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

chic fall wedding - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

hanging wedding decor - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

It’s really hard to pick just one moment for a favorite. The first moment we saw each other will always be what I think about. How his face lit up like a little kid excited to see Santa Claus. I had several people tell me after the ceremony that they had never seen a happier groom. We both loved the moment after we walked up the aisle as husband and wife. We finally got to see each other and catch up for the first time all day. We sat in the horse drawn carriage while our guests were taken to cocktail hour and talked about how we were so impressed that neither of us cried and how excited we were for the rest of the day. We spent the next hour getting our family photos and then our bridal photos snapped and had a ball. The pressure was off and it was party time.

indoor reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

elegant cake table - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

nighttime reception - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

fireworks - photo by Austin Gros http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-nashville-fall-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Austin Gros

Event Design, Planning, Flowers, and Paper Goods

Big Events Wedding

Wedding Dress

Anne Barge

Catering

Kristen Winston Catering

Wedding Cake

Dessert Designs

Breads

Provence

Wedding Music

Johnny Hayes Band

Rentals

Southern Events

Tent

Music City Tents & Events

Stemware

Classic Events

Flatware

12th Table

Menu Napkins

Sideshow Sign Co.

Draping

Visual Elements

Lighting

Nashville Event Lighting

Horse and Antique Carriage

Elizabeth of Keith's Carriage Company

Fireworks

Kozmic Lazer Show

Wedding Invitations

Tenn Hens Design

Calligraphy

Mary Deaton Heldman

Romantic Seaside Wedding

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Michelle Gardella

Looking at this sweet and romantic seaside wedding, you’d never know the couple had nearly 200 guests. Alana and Max wanted their big day to feel intimate and personal, and there’s no doubt the couple achieved their goal. Add some photography by Michelle Gardella Photography, with Thomas Gardella as lead photographer, and Victoria Schaefer as assistant, and floral design by the ever-talented MDS Floral Design, and you’re good to go!

romantic seaside wedding - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

From the bride, Alana: Even before we were engaged, I didn’t want to have my wedding in a traditional catering hall (not that there is anything wrong with it, it just wasn’t our style.) When we visited our venue, Bonnet Island Estate for the first time we absolutely fell in love with the grounds, the reception hall and most of all the boat house chapel. The way the floors creaked in certain spots, the breeze that came through the barn doors and the stone fireplace just felt like home. I knew our ceremony would feel intimate in the space even with 170+ guests. We wanted a “classically romantic” wedding filled with personal details and everything about Bonnet fit our vision. We knew that once the chapel was decorated; the fireplace was filled with candles, the mantel and archway decorated with greenery and soft, fluffy, pale colored flowers our vision would come to life. What made our ceremony even more special and intimate was that fact that Max’s father played the guitar and sang as we walked down the aisle, my aunt married us and the readings we chose were read by our family members. We lit a unity candle and Max broke the glass to blend both of our faiths and traditions.

wedding shoes - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

bridal nails - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

bridesmaids - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

Ruffled - photo by http://www.michellegardella.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

first look - photo by Michelle Gardella http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

first look - photo by Michelle Gardella http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

Bouquet recipe: My bouquet was a wispy hand tied rounded style bouquet that included pale pink peonies, pale pink ranunculus, pale pink astilbe, blush stock, cream and pale pink garden roses, café latte Dahlia, wispy fern leaves, seeded eucalyptus and gray dusty miller.

ceremony setup - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

ceremony flowers - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

romantic seaside wedding - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

There was no specific theme other than the fact that we knew we wanted our wedding to be about our love. We wanted to include as much family as possible to make it feel intimate, combine both faiths with traditions (my husband is Catholic and I was brought up both Jewish and Catholic), and we wanted to throw an amazing party for all of our guests. Our color scheme was blush and navy blue with touches of gold. Yes, there were some DIY projects involved! I made all of our table numbers, “The Adventure Beings” sign, stained and spray painted our card box, assembled the programs to make them into fans and make our signature drink sign. We also took my grandmothers old mirror and remove the mirror, replaced it with a foam board and hired a calligrapher to write our welcome sign.

peony bouquet - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

romantic seaside wedding - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

wedding veil portrait - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

beach bride - photo by Michelle Gardella http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? There are definitely a few things I would pass along as words of wisdom to future brides! 1. It sounds so cliché but, enjoy every step of the process because as everyone told me, it goes by so fast. You become so consumed with lists of things that have to get done and the anticipation of your big day that when you’re wedding week finally does arrive; it is such a surreal feeling. If you take your time to enjoy every step of the process you can think back after your wedding is over and truly appreciate everything that you put into it and really appreciate just how perfect it was. 2. You will hear this over and over from previous brides, but the day goes by so fast. Take a few moments during your wedding day; just you and your new husband to sit back and take everything in. All of the hard work that you put into your big day and all of the love that everyone in the room has for you. This may be the only time that all of your family and friends will be in one room, so you really need to have a “pinch me” moment and soak it all in. 3. Planning a wedding is like having a full time job that can be all consuming and can get very stressful at times. It was important to us to step away from the planning every once in a while and have a date night where wedding talk was off limits! It really helped put things back into perspective, because in the end it didn’t matter if the tables had an overlay, what color the flowers were going to be or what songs we would dance to. What mattered is that we were making the commitment to marrying each other. To being each other’s forever. Sometimes you have to take a step back to really see the big picture. 4. The week/days leading up to your wedding try to relax. Whatever didn’t get done by that point probably won’t and that’s OK because you will be the only one to notice. Accept the fact that something is bound to go wrong, little or big so if it does, you can acknowledge it without getting upset and continue to enjoy your wedding day, because it will be over in the blink of an eye. Everything will be perfect.

romantic seaside wedding - photo by Michelle Gardella http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

wood table number - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

tablescape - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

wedding cake - photo by Michelle Gardella http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

first dance - photo by Michelle Gardella Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-seaside-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Hummingbird,” written by groom’s father
Bride’s Processional: “Home,” Phillip Phillips
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Father/Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Rod Stewart

And don’t miss the highlight film from Atlantica Pictures!

Intimate Backyard Wedding in Malibu

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Zoom Theory

You just can’t top a backyard wedding in Malibu, can you? Zoom Theory and The Little Branch were part of the talented team on hand for Kayla and Jakob’s wedding day, which was full of bohemian details and sweet personal touches, made all the more special by the whole thing taking place at the groom’s childhood home.

intimate backyard wedding in Malibu - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

From the bride, Kayla: We wanted something really intimate and down to earth with a bohemian feel to it. We focused on having amazing food, good music and great people. We wanted to get married somewhere that would have meaning for us and were so lucky to be able to have the wedding at my husband’s childhood home. It was really important to us to keep things intimate and only have our closest family and friends there to celebrate with us.

groomsmen boutonniere with thistle - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

wedding bouquet - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

intimate backyard wedding in Malibu - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

fuchsia and white bouquet - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu
Flower recipe: I wanted the flowers to feel very relaxed and romantic – nothing too fussy. So we went with loose, organic feeling bouquets. All of the bridesmaids’ bouquets were in the same style and colour palette but each was unique. The bouquets had peonies, ranunculus, poppies, and garden roses, with lots of greenery. We also had small potted succulents and single blooms of peonies, and pink mink protea on the tables.

ceremony setup - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

ceremony decor - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

ceremony chair decor - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

ceremony processional - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

intimate backyard wedding in Malibu - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

ceremony kiss - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

As far as a theme, I really wanted to emphasize a boho vibe with gold metallics. We ended up with a few odd gold touches, like the rose gold cutlery, gold sandals for the bridesmaids, gold handwritten place cards, and the variety of brass and gold vases, urns and mercury votives on the tables and here and there around the yard. Lighting was really important to us as well, and the hundreds of twinkle lights and market place stringers, together with the mason jars with candles we had around the yard really made for a warm and romantic feel. We wanted to do as much as we could on our own. The family recently had to cut down a large tree in the yard because it was leaning on the house, and so they had these great stumps from that Jake’s brother made into stools, and his brother also made a very large wood table that made the most beautiful dessert table. We had a work day where our extended family came over and helped with gardening, painting some of the outdoor furniture a bright and cheery yellow, and Jake’s uncle built the swing that you’ll see in many of the photos and got each member of the family to put in one nail, so it was a group effort. Jake’s grandma did our chalkboard seating chart, and his mom contributed the pieces of amethyst that were at each place setting and served as our wedding favours. We ordered the arch for our ceremony off of Etsy, but it was my mom and Jake’s brother that made sure it was anchored and would look stunning on the day by cementing the feet of it into planters and then planting flowers to give it a natural look. I got overly ambitious and decided to attempt to calligrapher all of the envelopes to our wedding invitations and write the place cards myself.

backyard wedding reception - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

intimate backyard wedding in Malibu - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

intimate backyard wedding in Malibu - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

place setting with amethyst - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

backyard reception - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

intimate backyard wedding in Malibu - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Our advice would be to try to enjoy the planning process and make it your own. We liked to choose a few details that were very important to us and focus on those and let the other details fall into that same theme. We would also say, that sometimes less is more.

intimate backyard wedding in Malibu - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

reception table - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

gold table number - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

intimate backyard wedding in Malibu - photo by Zoom Theory http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-backyard-wedding-in-malibu

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
My husband was largely in charge of the playlist and we really wanted to have more classic music. We had the odd newer song in the mix, but we had a lot of Rod Stewart, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, etc. A year or so ago, we, along with Jake’s siblings, became huge fans of Smooth Hound Smith, a folk and blues duo now based out of Nashville and were so fortunate to have them play at the wedding as well.
Processional: “At Last,” Etta James
First Dance: “Love Me Tender,” Elvis
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
Last Song: “Dancing in the Moonlight,” Toploader

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Zoom Theory

Florist

The Little Branch

Day-Of Coordination

Avesta Carrara

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

BHLDN "Seraphina"

Flower Crown

The Little Branch

Hair

Drybar

Bridesmaid Dresses

Free People

Groom's Suit

J.Crew

Catering

Rock Chef Rolls

Band

Smooth Hound Smith

DJ

Skyline Entertainment, Spring Austin

Birth of Venus Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Breathtaking. That has to be the most accurate description for today’s styled shoot, from Morning Light by Michelle Landreau, Pretty Swell Parties, and Flowers by Yona, a team that put together one positively jaw-dropping scene inspired by Botticelli’s famous painting, Birth of Venus. Every one of our favorite colors for a romantic wedding comes to play here, from blush pink to deep burgundy to the finest of gold!

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Pretty Swell Parties:
Inspired by the Italian renaissance painting, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, we aimed to capture the essence of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. In the painting, Venus is depicted as fresh-faced with flowing red locks. We drew on this idea of natural beauty to create a look for our bride that is airy and light with an ethereal dress and subtle makeup.

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

bridal hair with flowers - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding bouquet - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

ranunculus bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Choosing a location for this shoot was easy. Dunaway Gardens offers abundent woods that feel almost untouched against more manicured areas that exude effortless opulence. We chose to juxtapose the venue’s natural beauty with ornate details that call back to the luxury of the Italian renaissance. We opted for linens full of texture and grandeur that took their cue from the flowing garments of Venus’ companions; and chose flowers, including lush Italian Ranunculus, Red Charm Peonies, Caramel Antike Garden Roses and Juliette Garden Roses, in rich tones that evoke love and luxury.

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

gold pear place setting - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

ceremony chair with eucalyptus - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Using traditional Italian elements was also very important. We incorporated olive branches into the florals and design of the cake and layered Italian cheeses with figs and paired them with Italian wine to tie everything together with the origins of the painting.

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

blush pink and gold reception - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

wedding cake with red charm peony - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau http://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Morning Light by Michelle Landreau

Event Planning and Coordination

Pretty Swell Parties

Florist

Flowers by Yona

Venue

Dunaway Gardens

Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses

Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta

Jewelry

Heidi Gibson

Hair and Makeup

Jennifer C. Neiman

Groom's Attire

Modern Gent

Wedding Cake

Peche Petite

Rentals

Peachtree Tents & Events

Linens

I Do Linens

Wedding Invitations

Brush and Petal

Models

Ursula Wiedmann Models

Camping Wedding at Half Moon Bay

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Braedon Photography

Today’s wedding is a camping lover’s dream, full of lush greenery, rustic wooden elements, and an intimate celebration that just about knocks our socks off. Kristen and Christian’s wedding is brimming over with so much love and joy that we’ve had just about the most difficult time ever narrowing down these images for you, due in no small part to the wonderful work of Braedon Photography.

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

From the bride, Kristen: We envisioned our wedding as a larger version of what we love to do most, which is camp along the coast with friends and family. That included an outdoor ceremony, dinner, dancing, and camping all in one place, and avoiding the curfew and late-night drive home that often occur at weddings. This seemed like a tall order at first, but pretty early in our venue search we discovered OVY Camp + Event Center which was pretty much the perfect spot for what we imagined! The camp has a redwood grove, outdoor amphitheater, main hall with a stone fireplace and exposed rafters, fire pits, and tiny log cabins.

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

bridesmaids portrait - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

bouquet with greenery - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay
Flower recipe: I left almost all the decision making to our super intuitive and tasteful florist, Lover Bee Botany. My few suggestions included eucalyptus, ranunculus and scabiosa, so those were all there, and she added lots of other green-and-white magic with green-centered anemones, ferns, and some wild grasses. She was a genius with the whole thing.

ring bearers - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

flower girls with flower crowns - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

wedding ceremony - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

ceremony recessional - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

wedding portraits - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

We also felt it was important to keep the whole thing true to who we are, so rather than outsource planning we did it ourselves, and recruited a bunch of our (very talented) friends for everything from bartending and DJ-ing to helping with decor, playing music, and being our day-of coordinator. It all ended up being that much more fun, and we wouldn’t trade that decision for anything else. Inspired by the landscape and campout, we created a woodsy feel using lots of greenery, raw-edged wood, white linens and candles, crocheted and plaid blankets, and baskets full of sparklers and s’mores sticks. We kept most things simple, including the color scheme (it was all neutrals and greens) and dishware, and put more energy into the lighting, amphitheater ceremony backdrop, and leafy florals.

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

wedding portraits - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

escort cards with herbs - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

rustic table number - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

reception decor - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

One favorite element was our wedding-night camp setup: we found this awesome Sibley yurt tent, and our friends and family helped us do it up with bedding, lights, flowers, and even our own tiny bottle of Limoncello. I also enjoyed some of the smaller details: the leather sandals I made for myself, “Camp Morabito” sugar cookies our coordinator baked as a surprise, and the canoe cake topper we found on Etsy. For the reception, we made a botanical seating chart using a big wooden frame we made, tiny clothespins, and foraged rosemary sprigs, and made all the signage ourselves. I also made about a million of these paper clay barnacles with the help of my endlessly patient and helpful friends. They were clustered along the long dinner tables with glass tea lights, leafy table runners and simple painted wooden table numbers. My mom and her friends also made hand-knitted cowls for all my bridesmaids, Christian’s grandma and aunt did up the bathrooms with candles and sweet decorations, another grandmother made their family-recipe Limoncello to serve with dessert, and my sister infused all the alcohol that was served in the cocktails—all of which was incredibly special!

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

painted table number - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

rustic reception tables - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? We tried hard to keep the whole process fun and personal. Involving friends and family in so many ways definitely made that happen, and Christian reminded me at stressful moments that it should be fun! Also, while it’s great to have a vision, remember to sometimes be surprised by the way things often come together; unexpected moments can be the most memorable, and if something doesn’t perfectly it’s usually not important anyway. Focus on the fun and friendship!

cheesecake desserts - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

cheesecakes - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

camping wedding at Half Moon Bay - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

first dance - photo by Braedon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/camping-wedding-at-half-moon-bay

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “I Want You to be My Love,” Over the Rhine
Recessional: “Not Fire Not Ice,” Ben Harper
First Dance: “Painting by Chagall,” The Weepies

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Braedon Photography

Event Design

Hook Fish Co, bride and groom

Setup and Design

Aleksandra Zee, Kenya Stabler

Florist

Lover Bee Botany

Venue

OVY Camp & Event Center

Wedding Skirt

Gossamer

Wedding Shoes

Scoutmade Leather Goods

Bridal Party Hairpieces and Flower Girl Crowns

Jackie Graham

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

Cooking For Friends

Dessert

Zanze's Cheesecake

Ceremony Music

Sea Knight

Cocktail Hour Music

Step Forward Lads

DJ

Mr. Lucho

Wedding Invitations

Designed by bride, with help from Amelia Nardinelli

Pennsylvania Wedding with Soft Purples

Elegant Weddings

Soft shades of blush pink and lavender, fluffy peony and hydrangea floral arrangements, and one couple unbelievably in love — that’s the recipe for today’s wedding. Gloria and Mike’s wedding day was sophisticated, romantic, and elegant, and no one was better suited for the job of documenting the big day than film photographer Lauren Gabrielle Photography.

Pennsylvania wedding with soft purples - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

From the bride, Gloria: The look that we were going for was spring elegance with a touch of romance, which was inspired when I could not just choose one color for the bridesmaid dresses and ended up blending some shades of blush pinks and lavenders. I wanted our wedding to embody a fresh spring ambiance pulled together with a formal black tie event feel as well, to portray the importance of this day for both my fiance (now husband!!!) and I and our families, as well as to make the guests have a relaxed and fun time celebrating with us. So we decided to go with black tuxedos for the groomsmen, and fun colors for the bridesmaid dresses, and had a miniature bridal party with all the toddlers and kids in our families (who doesn’t love the laughter and joy kids bring to the ceremony when they walk down the aisle?).

silver glam wedding shoes - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

peony bouquet - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples
Flower recipe: The factor that really pulled both the formal and soft looks together were our flowers: a blend of white and pink peonies, blush pink hydrangeas, lavender spray roses, garden roses, and pink ranunculus on the wedding cake, centerpieces, and my bouquet was mainly a soft pink and white peony, with white peonies for the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Pennsylvania wedding with soft purples - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

pastel peony bouquet - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

ceremony seating - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

ceremony recessional - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

Pennsylvania wedding with soft purples - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

bridal portrait - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

Any advice for couples planning their wedding day now? Some advice I have for couples currently planning their own special day is to take time away from planning and spend it with the girls and guys who are so involved in your day (shoutout to the most helpful bridesmaids in the world!) and cherish the people who give so much to be a part of your day (for us it was our families). Aside from that, keep your eye on the overall theme and stick to it (it will be a lifesaver when it comes to the nitty gritty details). Also, my husband and I were a long distance couple for our whole relationship (Michigan and Pennsylvania), and I was also finishing nursing school at the time. I know there are plenty of other couples out there who are also juggling many many deadlines and milestones, and it is important to remember why you are getting married in the first place – to join paths with your best friend and the one you love most. It makes it all so much more fun and enjoyable!

bridal party - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

all white peony bouquet - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

Pennsylvania wedding with soft purples - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

black and white wedding portrait - photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pennsylvania-wedding-with-soft-purples

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Sleeping at Last (Instrumental),” Turning Page
Bride’s Processional: “How Great Thou Art,” The Piano Guys
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
Reception Entrance: “Heroes,” William Joseph

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lauren Gabrielle Photography

Florist

Irina Enne

Ceremony

Stumptown Mennonite Church

Reception and Catering

Fireside Tavern

Wedding Dress

Lilla's Bridal

Hair

Whitney Brubaker

Makeup

Blush Beautiful

Bridesmaid Dresses

Alfred Angelo

Bridal Party and Groom's Attire

Michael Kors

Wedding Cake

Snejzhana Borisik

Wedding Decor and Lighting

Shumaker PDT

Videographer

Jason Korablin Wedding Films

Transportation

Superior VIP Limousine

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

Crisp White Blooms Flower Guide

Flower Guide

Photos by:

Les Amis Photo

While we always welcome color here at Ruffled, sometimes there’s nothing like the freshness of an all-white bouquet. Today’s team of Les Amis Photo and Il Profumo dei Fiori created an array of blooms that are great for not just cooler weather, but all year round. The best part? We’ve got the deets on all the flowers used, so you can recreate your own arrangement!

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

Flowers used in this shoot include:
– Patience David Austin Roses (garden roses)
Ranunculus
Hyacinth
– Sudafrincan Berries
Cotton Flowers
– White Papers

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

all white bouquet - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

chocolate pudding with flowers - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

winter bouquet with berries - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

crisp white blooms flower guide - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

white flowers in bud vases - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/crisp-white-blooms-flower-guide

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Les Amis Photo

Florist

Il Profumo dei Fiori

Colorful Wedding in Cabo San Lucas

Beach Weddings

Who could resist a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas? As the bride Madison says, “I wanted a very classy Mexican wedding that was as colorful and complementary to the Cabo surroundings as possible.” Thanks to these images from Ana and Jerome Photography and the skilled coordination of Yarai Peregrino, I’d say the couple nailed it!

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

From the bride, Madison: Most importantly, I wanted a traditional Mexican feel with personal touches throughout. I also was determined to keep it gender neutral so that my husband enjoyed the décor as well. Considering it was a destination wedding we weren’t able to incorporate many DIY projects. However, the “Shake at the Kiss” maracas were a DIY hit!

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

wedding shoes - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

destination wedding invitations - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

groomsmen details - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

papel picado wedding invitations - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

pink bouquet - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas
Flower recipe: My bouquet was a mix of peonies, spray roses, ranunculus, and tons of greenery.

hot pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

ceremony chair decor - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

ceremony decor - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

wedding ceremony - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

I wanted to do something that would enhance the existing beauty of Hacienda. I wanted a lot of color but nothing matchy-matchy. Throughout the planning process, a lot of people asked about my “colors” and “theme” and I would honestly tell them I didn’t have either. I wanted a very classy Mexican wedding that was as colorful and complementary to the Cabo surroundings as possible. Chris and I have been together 10 years and we are lucky to share a lot of the same friends so we wanted to make everything as personal as possible to show our appreciation for their love. The most important part about the wedding for us (from the beginning) was having our pastor (Jeremiah Morris from First Presbyterian Church of Houston) there. It was also really important to us to have a great band that would have everyone dancing and celebrating – they lived up to that expectation! My mom and I left a lot up to our wedding planner, Yarai Peregrino, who exceeded our expectations. She chose the majority of our vendors and could not have done a better job matching them with our personalities. We were thrilled with the way it all turned out. It was the best day of our lives.

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

tropical wedding hair - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

wedding portraits - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

chalkboard signs - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

tropical beach wedding tablescape - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice would be to let go and try to enjoy the process. Chris and I waited 10 years for our moment and we can honestly say it went perfectly. Neither of us could stop smiling the entire night. Your focus should be on one another and everything else will fall in to place.

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

tropical wedding table - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

colorful joyous wedding in Cabo San Lucas - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

tropical tablescape - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

chair signs - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

dessert table - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

cake cutting - photo by Ana and Jerome Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-joyous-wedding-in-cabo-san-lucas

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Feelin’ Good Again,” Robert Earl Keen
We had a wonderful band and didn’t leave the dance floor! We requested (and they played) a ton of 80s rock music that everyone (from 10 year-olds to 80 year-olds) enjoyed. For the last hour we had a DJ play some of our favorite 90s hip hop songs – it was such a fun way to end the night!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ana & Jerome Photography

Floral Design

Pina Hernandez

Wedding Coordination

Yarai Peregrino

Venue

Hacienda Beach Residence

Wedding Dress

Watters

Bridal Store

Mia Bridal Couture

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Hair and Makeup

Blanc Bridal Salon

Groomsmen Bow Ties and Cummerbunds

El Rey Apparel

Catering and Desserts

Hacienda Cocina y Cantina

Music

The Kilometros

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

JP Stationery

Romantic Tuscany Elopement Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Nadia Meli

It’s all but impossible to think of a dreamier destination for a photography workshop than Tuscany. Today we’ve got photographer Nadia Meli‘s images to share from The Love Affair Workshop, where numerous vendors were able to create stylish scenes, network, and enjoy breathing some irresistible Tuscan air. The Blue Carrot also blew us away with their effortless floral arrangements!

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

From the photographer, Nadia Meli: The Love Affair Workshop has taken place for the first time last March in a stunning venue in Tuscany, a little typical Borgo. It was a great experience where photographers, flower and wedding designer have learnt new things but also shared time and created networking.

romantic mixed bouquet - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

wavy wedding hair - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

burgundy bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

We were helped by the photographer Nadia Meli and the flower designer The Blue Carrot to create and personalize their work starting from every single experience and feelings. It was very inspiring and the result of these 2 days is helpful also nowadays.

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

floral arrangement with anemone - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

Tuscan reception table - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

peach floral arrangement - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

wedding cake with eucalyptus - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

a romantic Tuscany elopement workshop - photo by Nadia Meli http://ruffledblog.com/a-romantic-tuscany-elopement-workshop

View all images from this workshop in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Nadia Meli

Workshop

The Love Affair Workshop

Florist

The Blue Carrot

Venue

Borgo Pignano

Wedding Dress

Marianna Lanzilli

Hair and Makeup

Lara Navarrini

Groom's Suit

Dior

Wedding Cake

Qualcosa di Dolce

Rentals

Noeliya

Graphic Design

Caratterino

Organization

Le Jour du Oui, Il Profumo dei Fiori

In Collaboration With

Elisabetta Marzetti Photography

Modern Romantic Wedding Ideas with Marsala

Wedding Design

Marsala is a color that continues to inspire, and we’ve never seen it look so good as it does paired with copper in today’s styled shoot. Kai Heeringa Photography, Ideal Events & Design, and Damsel Floral Co. created a styled wedding that brings together both traditional romance and also modern design ideas for a look that’s truly captivating.

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

From the event designer, Rebecca of Ideal Events & Design: Inspiration for this shoot came initially from the Pantone Color of the Year, marsala. This color choice has been the subject of many heated blog posts and designer discussions! When I first heard the color choice, I was taken aback, feeling like many that it seemed dated. However, whenever a color of the year is announced, we always see it used as varied shades through the design world and no one can argue that shades of maroon, burgundy, and fig have been used more often lately. So I chose to use a variation of marsala as an accent in a wedding designed to take place between the transitioning of seasons from winter to spring. Icy gray linens with lots of candlelight, thick oriental rugs, and a cocktail station are a nod to warm winter nights by the fire, while blush pinks, lots of greenery, and tulips hint of the spring to come.

marsala wedding invitations - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

autumn bouquet - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala
Bouquet recipe: Kaci of Damsel Floral put together the loveliest floral arrangements, starting with an amazing bridal bouquet of ranunculus, veronica, tulips, roses, protea, and campsis. The trailing ribbons were the final touch that made me fall head over heels for the bouquet.

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

colorful boutonniere - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

The icy gray linens from Special Occasions West set off the perfect amount of shimmer and the fig napkins matched the place card envelopes perfectly. These envelopes, beautifully calligraphed by Emilie of Lief Design, contained the evening’s menu card. A simple but dramatic touch to add on each place setting. The table runner of eucalyptus smelled amazing and only needed a collection of candlesticks from Events by I.Candy to be completed.

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern and romantic wedding table - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

eucalyptus table runner - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

marsala place setting - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

Our bride and groom, both ballet dancers, were a stunning couple. The bride was dressed in a lace Rosa Clara gown from Renee Austin Wedding. This classically beautiful dress needed no other adornment, especially with the romantic hairstyle and gorgeous makeup from Whitney and Sarah at Brindle & Blonde. And yes, that is all the model’s real hair! The groom was outfitted in a classic suit from AK Rikk’s. My favorite detail of his outfit was the small blue pin on his lapel. The Studio at AK Rikk’s is an amazing space – with both modern and classic elements, so many weddings and events would work perfectly here. The moulding makes the walls anything but basic and natural light streams in through a wall of windows. Every detail was captured beautifully by Kai Heeringa Photography. The invitation suite, with shades of blush pink and fig, was designed by Ideal Events & Design and addressed in the most gorgeous calligraphy from Lief Design.

gold ceremony details - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

marsala and gold cocktail sign - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

modern romantic wedding ideas with marsala - photo by Kai Heeringa Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-marsala

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kai Heeringa Photography

Event Design and Concept

Ideal Events & Design

Florist

Damsel Floral Co.

Venue

The Studio at AK Rikk’s

Wedding Dress

Renee Austin Wedding

Hair and Makeup

Brindle & Blonde

Groom's Attire

AK Rikk's

Rentals

Events by I.Candy

Linens

Special Occasions West

Wedding Invitations

Ideal Events & Design

Calligraphy

Lief Design

Models

Aleah Gani, Steven Houser

Georgia Summer Southern Wedding Inspiration

Blue Label, Wedding Design

Any time I get to see a bit of rose gold, I immediately fall in love. Today’s shoot takes classic southern wedding inspiration and gives it a bit of a whimsical approach, taking on cool spring colors and lots of lush floral design. The team of Alyssa Alig Photography, Brie Owens Events, and Bud and Bloom did some great work here!

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Alyssa Alig: The estate is the embodiment of Southern class and charm. This shoot features rich golds and blush tones. The rings were created with rose gold, the flowers were composed of garden roses, ranunculus, and seeded eucalyptus. We were inspired by both classic elements and a touch of whimsy. The two marry well with the stunning setting in the fields of the Georgia landscape.

spring green wedding invitations - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

spring inspired bouquet - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

sugar rimmed drinks - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Our stylist was insistent on real love and the beauty of capturing the bride and groom in a genuine light. We adore the newly wedded romance they brought to the shoot, which added to the rich heritage of the South. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, / I love you simply, without problems or pride: / I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving.” – Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

ruffled wedding cake - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Oh Happy Day cake topper - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

Georgia summer southern wedding inspiration - photo by Alyssa Alig Photography http://ruffledblog.com/georgia-summer-southern-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Event Planning and Design

Brie Owens Events

Florist

Bud and Bloom

Venue

The Farm at High Shoals

Wedding Dresses

I Do I Do Bridal

Wedding Cake

Classic City Confections

Rentals

Oconee Events

Wedding Invitations

Alread Designs

Paper Goods

Liddabits Paper

Sweet Indoor Garden Wedding at Horticulture Center

Blue Label, Garden Weddings

Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is undoubtedly one of our favorite venues, and we love it even more when adorned with the talents of Brae Howard Photography, Petals Lane, and Lauren James Events. Alysa and Dan’s indoor garden wedding was built around the beauty of their venue, and once you see how gorgeous this space is, you’ll know how much of a wise decision it was!

sweet indoor garden wedding - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

From the bride, Alysa: We wanted our wedding to feel warm, sophisticated, and easygoing! We didn’t really have a theme. Once I picked the fabric and color (“sea mist”) of the bridesmaids’ dresses, we sort of just went from there, and crossed our fingers that everything would coordinate! The Horticulture Center speaks for itself — our aim was just to accentuate its loveliness.

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

white and peach bouquet with burgundy - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

bride and groom photography- photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sweet indoor garden wedding - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

blue bridesmaid dresses - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

white and peach bouquet - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center
Flower recipe: The bouquets and floral arrangements were a mix of peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, tulips, dahlias, dusty miller, and greens.

wedding ceremony - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

ceremony decor - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

wedding ceremony - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

ceremony recessional - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

handwritten place cards - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

romantic modern centerpiece - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

romantic greenhouse wedding - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

gold reception decor - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

indoor garden wedding ideas - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Choose vendors with good taste who know your venue! Trust your instincts and don’t spend too much time deliberating over details. Definitely hire a day-of coordinator, if you can.

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

greenhouse wedding reception - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

sophistication and elegance at Horticulture Center - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

indoor garden wedding tables - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

indoor garden wedding tables - photo by Brae Howard Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophistication-and-elegance-at-horticulture-center

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Isn’t It Romantic”
Bridal Processional: “The Man I Love”
Recessional; “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

From the photographer, Brae Howard: Alysa and Dan were married at the Fairmount Park Horticultural Center in Philadelphia. Alysa was such a graceful and gracious bride and it was evident how in love these two were. We loved Alysa’s stunning and sleek wedding gown and it was a delight to photograph such a diverse group of women in her bridal party. One cute DIY aspect of Alysa’s wedding is that her little sister made their wedding cake!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Brae Howard Photography

Event Design and Flowers

Petals Lane

Event Coordination

Lauren James Events

Venue

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

Wedding Dress and Veil

Rose and Delilah

Bridal Store

Ceremony

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Hair and Makeup

Aleksandra Ambrozy

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom's Attire

Brooks Brothers

Catering and Desserts

Starr Events

Music

Pete Smyser

DJ

No Macarena

Reception Lighting

Synergetic Sound and Lighting

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Transportation

Krapf's Coaches

Relaxed Destination Wedding in Tulum

Beach Weddings

Cassie and Sean wanted more than just one day to celebrate their wedding with family and friends, so a destination wedding was the perfect answer. Everyone headed to Tulum, Mexico for an absolutely dreamy event with tropical air and lush surroundings, made even better by the talents of Cynthia Rose Photography and Tulum Weddings and Events.

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

From the bride, Cassie: We knew we wanted our wedding to be laid back, intimate and jam packed with laughter. We also knew we wanted to spend a few quality days (not just one!) with our closest friends and family and have an awesome party to cap it off. Sean and I are beach people (he proposed on the beach at my parents beach house in North Carolina) and oh do we ever love Mexico! It is so close yet, far enough away where we can throw our real world cares to the wind and really melt into two puddles of pure bliss… obviously that’s the place you want to get married! And Tulum… oh, Tulum… pure magic… a jungle beach paradise. It’s rustic, charming and it’s our favorite spot to escape to for a long weekend.

orange bouquet with succulents - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

wedding paper goods - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

tropical inspired bouquet - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

In terms of style, I was going for a laid back, art deco, vintage, beach-glam vibe (if that even makes any sense at all!). I actually just kind of meshed some of my favorite eras together but, everything turned out beyond perfect! The juxtaposition between the rustic, laid back, beach palapas and the glammed up, glitzy details was just beyond!

beach wedding ceremony - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

wedding portraits - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

bride on a swing - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

We wanted to fill the day with tons of little personal touches, which was not easy to do when you’re doing a destination. We ended up bringing several suitcases full of items down to Mexico because we wanted to have these personal touches, which meant I had to be super organized! For our guest book, we had friends sign vintage postcards (I brought a ton of vintage postcards from places that were special to Sean and I) with well wishes or advice. We had our guests find their seats for dinner with gold compact compasses which we brought down, along with signage that said “May love be your compass, may it guide you home….But, first find your seat.” We loved that because home is no longer a place it’s now a person. We also had maracas handmade with our name and the date for guests to shake during the ceremony when we kissed. It was all really cute and in the end defiantly worth all the stress!

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

Tulum destination wedding - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

compass escort cards - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

wedding chalkboard - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

destination wedding reception - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for couples thinking about planning destination weddings is… just do it! Destination weddings are the best because everyone really gets to know each other and by the wedding it’s like one big happy family. Try to make it as EASY as possible for all guests… that could mean arranging accommodations for guests, having transportation set up and other events, dinners and things for them to do. The biggest piece of advice is to find someone there who you trust and who can help you. We got really close with Sandy and Morgan and they were rockstars in dealing with logistics. We couldn’t have done it from afar without them. Also, I’m a bit of a control freak and I had to learn how to just let some things be! There were things that I didn’t know how they were going to work or turn out and I had to just trust Morgan and Sandy and roll with it. Distance also makes you super decisive. Make a decisions and move one! Life is in the slow lane in Mexican beach towns (which is why we picked Tulum in the first place) so, in the end it was perfect because all I could do was drink a margarita, enjoy our guests and let the wind carry away my worries.

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

beach wedding reception - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

beach wedding reception - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

table numbers - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

relaxed destination wedding in Tulum - photo by Cynthia Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-destination-wedding-in-tulum

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cynthia Rose Photography

Wedding Design

Tulum Weddings and Events

Event Planning

Planner 1 Events

Venue

Ana Y Jose Charming Hotel and Spa

Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara

Hair and Makeup

Sarah Garnier

Bridesmaid Dresses

Adrianna Papell

Wedding Invitations

Art is All Around

Calligraphy and Signage

Nalabe