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Irish Inspired Wedding in Nashville

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Morgan Trinker

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with an Irish inspired wedding in Nashville, Tennessee? Ginger and Zack made their wedding day completely unique to them as a couple, bringing together their love of travel (especially Ireland and Scotland), Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and woodland creatures — and everything worked together perfectly thanks to a stellar team of vendors including Morgan Trinker, Spindle Photography, Kelly Dellinger Events, and Rosemary and Finch.

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

From the bride, Ginger: Zack loves rustic and handcrafted, and I love vintage and whimsical. It is a little difficult to summarize/label, because we basically just tried to roll all of our favorite things up into one brown paper package. However, the central thought that started it all was when we were wishing that money didn’t exist or that we could teleport our whole family to Ireland or Scotland to experience our favorite places and play tribute to our families’ heritage.

vintage wedding accessories - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

green and gold wedding shoes - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

textured bouquets - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

orange and green bouquet - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville
Bouquet recipe: Orange ranunculus, succulents, anemones, white garden roses / “coffee break roses”, blue thistles, hypericum berries, scabiosa pods, etc.

groom and groomsmen - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

flower girls - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Since we couldn’t have everyone travel to those magical places, we first wanted to bring some of the adventure of a travel theme to our wedding. Then we wanted to incorporate our love for romance and epic stories (some personal favorites being Braveheart, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones… yes, we are shameless nerds). Finally, we wanted to highlight the Lindsey Scottish crest, which is very important to us. When we were first dating, we noticed that the crest happens to feature a swan with a crown — and Swan is my maiden name. Zack gave me the crest on a kilt pin on the night he proposed, and it was a special symbol of our families coming together. We pictured colors like stone, emerald/moss, orange/copper, latte and ivory — which fit our love for all things woodland, rustic, and autumn. Basically, if you imagine a woodland elf marrying an adventurous hobbit in a moss-covered stone castle on a green, grassy hill in Ireland… then you get it.

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Harry Potter themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

groomsmen bow tie - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Our first DIY project we did was creating our own save-the-dates using a vintage 1940s postcard of our wedding venue. Zack’s biggest undertaking was brewing two specialty beers for our reception to go with our catering menu. He brewed a Harvest Spiced Ale and a Dark Wolf Lager, which took many months preparation. I collected green bottles that were being thrown out or recycled during the year and saved them to be used for simple floral decor. Zack plays the bagpipes and nearly was a kilted groom, so to replace his kilt we incorporated the family tartan in other areas: groom pocket square and boutonniere, ring bearer suspenders, my DIY garter, etc. Our escort cards were miniature boarding passes which directed guests to their “destination” which were labeled by table numbers made with maps. We had handwritten dinner menus, ceremony programs, and maps to the reception modeled after the “Marauder’s Map” from Harry Potter. Zack made peanut butter (using peanuts from our garden) and beer bottle openers (from repurposed wood) for his groomsmen, and I sewed spirit animal tote bags for my bridal party.

travel escort cards - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

unique wedding lighting - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

barn wedding reception - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Right after the wedding I wrote these down, because I didn’t want to forget how I felt immediately after the whirlwind was over. 1. Spending time on the personalized details makes it so much more meaningful, enjoyable, and memorable for everyone. Sometimes we were cursing our DIY ideas a few hours after we were already into them, but in the end you only get one wedding so why not just spend a little extra time? (That being said, don’t procrastinate any DIY ideas… better to just let those go. ha!) 2. Go ahead and start preparing yourself for the crazy, relative perspectives of time on your wedding day. The 10 minutes you are waiting to walk down the aisle is going to feel like more than an hour, and then the 4 hours of your reception is also going to feel like less than an hour! In both, just try to notice every little thing you can and take it all in. 3. No matter how much work you put in– especially if you happen to have crazy, big families like we do — you can’t control other people and their circumstances. Just communicate and communicate until you feel blue in the face… and then just let go, have fun, and “que sera sera!”

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

travel themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

bud vase centerpieces - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

family crest wedding cake - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Acoustic version of “Blessed Assurance”, acoustic cover of Kate Rusby’s “Blooming Heather”
Bride’s Processional: “Gift of a Thistle / The Braveheart Theme” on uilleann pipes
Recessional: A special arrangement of “The Raider’s March” (Indiana Jones Theme)
First Dance: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf
Father/Daughter Dance: “You Put This Love in my Heart,” Keith Green
Mother/Son Dance: “Sweet Child of Mine,” Sheryl Crow

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Morgan Trinker, Spindle Photography

Wedding Planning

Kelly Dellinger Events

Floral Design

Rosemary and Finch

Ceremony Venue

Scarritt Bennett Center

Reception Venue

Houston Station

Wedding Dress

Pronovias "Balta"

Wedding Shoes

Seychelles

Cathedral Veil

Bella Couture

Cage Veil and Heirloom Belt

Sarah Miller Art

Jewelry

Anemone Jewelry, Giador Fine Jewelry

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Couture, BHLDN, ModCloth, Bridesmaids Inc

Groom's Attire

ASOS, Pocket Square Clothing

Cufflinks

The Minted Magpie

Catering

Martha Stamps

Wedding Cake

Church Street Coffee & Books

Uilleann Pipes

Dave Boling

Guitar and Vocals

Katherine Mex, Preston Lovinggood

Music Arrangements

Landon Rogan

Strings

Lori Cheng & Richard Hsiung

DJ

Jared Foldy

Wedding Invitation Design

Alethea & Ruth via Minted

Personalized Stationery Elements

Sarah Miller Art, Worth Writing

Videography

Matt G Video

Transportation

Matchless Transportation

Daily Pick

Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Whimsical Winery Wedding in California

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Gideon Photography

This is one wedding that never fails to make us smile, no matter how many times we look at it. How can we resist, with the vibrant sunflowers, jewel tones, and handmade touches? A crew of amazing vendors including Gideon Photography, When Pigs Fly Events, and Layers of Lovely made Ashley and Brian’s dream day a reality, and you may just remember the darling bride from when we shared her cookie decorating bridal shower a while back!

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

From the bride, Ashley: The minute we entered the driveway to Quivira, we knew we had found “the one.” Like the moment I met Brian, like the moment I tried on my wedding dress, Quivira was the same “a-ha” moment. In my mind, I pictured myself getting married surrounded by sunflowers. I grew up on a farm with horses, chickens, and pigs. I also own a company called “Road Apples” where I makes organic treats for horses, dogs, and pigs. My design team, When Pigs Fly Events, really took the personal details of my life and transferred that to a cohesive wedding scheme. I wanted everything to feel inviting like you were ‘coming home to the ranch for a big family dinner.’ At every turn you were greeted by smiling sunflowers and ranch inspired details like the vintage horseshoes that were stuffed into floral pieces, large overturned crates of apples, and buckets of wheat.

Kate Spade wedding fashion - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical wedding invitations - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

green bridesmaid fashion - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

sunflower wedding bouquet - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california
Bouquet recipe: Sunflowers, zinnias, sweet pea, anemones, thistle, ranunculus, kangaroo paw, lavender, maiden hair fern, explosion grass, and scabiosa pods.

bridesmaids with umbrellas - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

My favorite part of the wedding day was dining in the vineyard with our friends and family. This was the truly magical moment of the day and when I felt like my vision of ‘a big family dinner’ came to life. We had a farm to table dinner under a gorgeous canopy of foliage and grapes – completely erected for our event. It actually looked and felt like it had been there forever. It was a magnificent setting and we loved the moment. Green and yellow were the dominant colors throughout the wedding. I asked all of my bridesmaids to choose a green dress that they loved. The sunflowers in our bouquets and the floral treatments provided that sunny pop of color that complemented the Quivira grounds and quaint yellow barn on the property so well. As an ode to the farm, we had a 5′ horse topiary made to welcome guests into the ceremony gardens. The cocktail hour had chickens and roosters in different areas including the “Get Yo’ Cocktail On” sign at the bar, on the custom made napkins, and the metal cork collectors.

vineyard wedding ceremony - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

sunflower wedding flowers - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

ceremony recessionals - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

cute wedding kiss - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

Our after party at Barn Diva was an amazing way to end the night. As an entirely different venue, we wanted to change up the mood from the vineyard. We wanted some fantastical elements including unicorns and nods to the 80s. We had an ice luge in the shape of a unicorn from which guests took shots of martinis! And, the spiked milkshakes really hit the spot. I loved every moment of the day.

chair back sign - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

picnic style reception - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

summer flower reception - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

yellow wedding ideas - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

cake table - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

vineyard wedding reception - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

fall wedding cake - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

vineyard wedding ideas - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My biggest advice would be to make the day a reflection of you as a couple. Don’t be afraid to include some out-of-the-box ideas, inside jokes, and design elements. Make it about you. I wanted to give Brian a groom’s cake shaped like a steak because it’s a joke we share. He said that he decided to propose the night he did because “he just ate the best steak he had ever had and felt like the moment couldn’t be more perfect to ask me to be his wife.” I was also super excited to make my special homemade strawberry jam for my guests as a wedding favor! These are the details that you will remember forever. Beautiful can live in the same world as Unique. Also, let the day develop organically and don’t be afraid to throw control out the window and be surprised. You will be so inspired by the outpouring of love and thoughtfulness of the special people in your life if you encourage them to see the day as a platform for love.

whimsical wedding invitations - photo by Gideon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california


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Wedding Music:
We wanted the day to include music from all kids of genres. The day at Quivira included a lot of classic rock, country, and indie music, while the after party at Barn Diva started out with a strong 80s set list and ended with top modern dance tracks.
Bridal Party Processional: “Gimme Three Steps,” Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bride’s Processional: “Daughter,” Loudon Wainwright III
First Dance: “I Will Wait,” Mumford and Sons

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Gideon Photography

Event Design and Styling

When Pigs Fly Events

Floral Design

Layers of Lovely

Venue

Quivira Vineyards

After-Party Venue

Barn Diva

Wedding Dress

Lazaro

Wedding Shoes, After Party Dress, and After Party Shoes

Kate Spade

Hair

Jackie Braverman

Makeup

Rachel Harper, Shauna Morgan

Groom's Suit

Tallia

Groom's Shoes

Antonio Maurizi

Caterer

Elaine Bell Catering

After-Party Caterer

Barn Diva

Wedding Cake

Fleur de Lisa Cakes

DJ

Scratch Weddings

Rentals

Classic Party Napa, Wine Country Party, Town and Country Event Rentals

Linens

Party Mosaic

Lighting

Lux Productions

Ice Sculpture

Ice Illusions

Wedding Invitations and Signage

Paper and Home

Wine Trolley

Beau Wine Tours

Transportation

Pure Luxury Transportation

Videography

NP Films

Daily Pick

Corkey Creations

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

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Shenandoah Valley Wedding

Romantic Weddings

What could be cozier than a bed and breakfast wedding? Melissa and Kyle had once stayed at Virginia’s The Inn at Vaucluse Spring and knew it would be the perfect home for their wedding day. Brooke Courtney Photography and florist Wild Green Yonder were the perfect matches to bring the couple’s vision to reality!

Shenandoah Valley wedding - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

From the bride, Melissa: Our ceremony and reception were held at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, a beautiful 100-acre bed-and-breakfast in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, about 90 minutes from DC. We’d stayed there once years before and fell in love with it. Our wedding was the perfect opportunity to go back — this time with 50 of our closest friends and family. Kyle and I didn’t necessarily have a clear-cut theme for the wedding, as much as we had little details that we wanted to incorporate. We originally met six years ago as writers, so we tried to sneak that into the decor — in book titles, in postcards that doubled as our guestbook, and in the (not-so-subtle!) typewriter.

purple green boutonnieres - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

coral purple bouquet - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding
Flower recipe: Instead of identical floral arrangements at each table, we used various scattered stems and wildflowers — all pieced together by our amazing florist, Lori at Wild Green Yonder. We asked her for two main things: color and texture — and we got both of them. Flowers included dahlias, celosias, cockscombs, scabiosa pods, yarrow, and Joe Pye weed, and everything was grown locally in Virginia.

groom boutonnieres - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

purple boutonnieres - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

delicate hair pin - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

groom and groomsmen - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

Trying to keep things budget-friendly where possible, we DIY’ed a lot of the decor. Kyle built the postcard stand with dowels, wood stain, and twine. I designed all of the printed signage using Photoshop and cardstock. We thrifted old books and glass bottles, and used them as tablescapes. (Also fairly budget-friendly: We’re dressed in J. Crew, and my flats are from Payless.) My dad passed away almost a decade ago, and it was really important to me to remember him on my wedding day. For the ceremony, I left the chair next to my mom empty for him, marking it with a ribbon and a few blooms. At our guest check-in table, I kept a lantern lit in his memory, and in place of favors, we made a donation to the American Cancer Society in his honor.

bridal processional - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

wedding games - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

Shenandoah Valley wedding - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

bride and bridesmaid - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

Shenandoah Valley wedding - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

Shenandoah Valley wedding - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Agree on when to save, and when to splurge. While our overall wedding was fairly budget-friendly, our one splurge was our out-of-state photographer. Photography was really important to us, and we were willing to spend a bit more on that because — after all the food is eaten, and after all the songs are played — photos are one of the few tangible things you’ll be able to take away from a wedding. So do your research and look for a photographer that you really love: their style, their personality (you’ll be spending tons of time with them!), and most of all, their end product.

Shenandoah Valley wedding - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

book wedding details - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

book centerpieces - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

wedding reception tables - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

dessert bars - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

wedding dessert pies - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding

Shenandoah Valley wedding - photo by Brooke Courtney Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shenandoah-valley-wedding


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Wedding Location: Stephens City, VA / Photographer: Brooke Courtney Photography / Florist: Wild Green Yonder / Venue: The Inn at Vaucluse Spring / Wedding Dress: J. Crew / Wedding Shoes: Payless ShoeSource / Hair and Makeup: Jordan K. Winn / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Caterer: The Barbecue Exchange / Pies: Red Truck Bakery / Band: Colebrook Road / Rentals: Crave Event Rentals / Officiant: Rev. Kathy Gracenin

Daily Pick

Fine Day Press

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

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Brookside Equestrian Wedding

Vintage Weddings

The second our eyes ran over these words, we knew we were in for a visual treat: “Our inspiration — think Notebook, meets Big Fish meets a summer carnival/fair.” So the bride describes her wedding day, and we have to say from looking through these images that she absolutely nailed her vision. Valentina Glidden Photography was on hand to capture all the goodness and details, so let’s jump in!

Brookside Equestrian wedding - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

From the bride, Lisa: We were determined to make our wedding stand out from any other wedding! We wanted it to be unique, fun and to not feel so “wedding-ish.” Our inspiration–think Notebook, meets Big Fish meets a summer carnival/fair. There’s just something so romantic about carnivals, and what we imagined one to be like in the 1940s era. The lights, the music, the care-free summer nights and of course, riding the ferris wheel with your sweet heart!

vintage inspired dresses - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

carnival wedding invitations - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

yellow white bouquets - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding
Flower recipe: My aunt, who is a florist created all of our floral looks. She did all of the arrangements, bouquets, embellishments and flower crowns for the flower girls. We wanted a charming wild flower look to keep with the summery country vibe. We used Feverfew (miniature daisies) Daisies, Craspedia, Baby’s Breath, Dusty Miller, Yarrow, Scabiosa Pods and Solidaster.

bride and groom - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

flower girls - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

ring bearer outfits - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

paper wedding programs - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

carnival wedding themes - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

carnival wedding ideas - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

carnival wedding ceremony - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

wedding ceremony recessional - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

Being that our wedding was a vintage carnival, we wanted it feel light, airy and fun. We wanted it to have the perfect balance of a carnival yet feel romantic, rustic and whimsical. Our general colors were muted reds, blues and yellows but we weren’t big on having everything matchy, matchy . We pretty much hand crafted most everything ourselves. Jake is a graphic designer so we were able to custom design our save the dates, invitations, programs and favors. Most all of the detail and décor we did ourselves too–DIY projects and antique store finds. My mom and I sewed fabric bunting flags and ribbon streamers. My dad helped with the construction projects such as collecting old scrapped wood which we painted and drilled to make signs as well as light up marquee letters from metal. We built a kissing booth that I hand painted for our guests to take photos in. I also constructed our cake topper and even designed my own wedding dress and had it hand made! My mom made the flower girl’s dresses and an assortment of over 2,000 homemade cookies for our “sweet treats” table. You can definitely say our wedding screamed DIY! We also hired a caricaturist to create caricaturists for our guests as a fun souvenir. But our favorite part—the ferris wheel! We knew if we wanted our look to feel authentic, we needed to have a ferris wheel which we rented from a local event company. It tied everything together and the guests just loved it! The open space of the venue with the oak trees, old barn and charming character created the perfect setting for our event and pulled everything together.

place setting ideas - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

backyard wedding ideas - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

carnival wedding ideas - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

backyard wedding receptions - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

rustic centerpieces - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

cake tables - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

backyard wedding ideas - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I’d say first things first, decide on the look or theme you are going for and let it resonate. That was the best thing we did. We decided on our look right away and spent a lot of time exploring flea markets, antique shops and etsy for the perfect ideas and accents. The more time you have to think about it, the easier it will come together and the more time you will have to make it work. Plus it’s a lot less stressful! Also, don’t be afraid to take a risk! If you love something, find a way to incorporate it into your wedding. It will make it the planning fun as well as your day that much more special.

carnival wedding cake - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

wedding dessert tables - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

colorful cake tables - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding

carnival wedding ideas - photo by Valentina Glidden Photography http://ruffledblog.com/brookside-equestrian-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Wedding Party Processional: “Married Life,” Michael Giacchiano (Up Soundtrack)
Bride’s Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Everybody,” Ingrid Michaelson
First Dance: “The Way I Am,” Ingrid Michaelson
Cocktail hour and dinner we played a lot of classic and folky hits from the 1940s – Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington to name a few.

Wedding Location: Walnut, CA / Photographer: Valentina Glidden Photography / Wedding Coordinator: Sandy McDermott and Aide Delgado of Rose Wade Events / Florist: Flowers by Sharen / Venue: Brookside Equestrian / Wedding Dress: Designed by Bride and constructed by Ann Seitz and Annette Constantino / Bride’s Headpiece and Shoes: ModCloth / Makeup and Hair: Foundation of You / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Jack Threads / Caterer: Rose Wade Events / Wedding Cakes: Beverly’s Best Bakery / DJ: FLY BY NIGHT Disc Jockeys / Ferris Wheel Rental: LA Party Works / Caricaturist: The Cartoon Lady / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: designed by Bride and Groom, printed by Coastal Finishing

Paradise Valley Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

When you’ve got two gorgeous gowns, a jaw-dropping ceremony stage, impeccable floral design from The Flower Studio, and succulents galore, you’ve got one stylish shoot we just can’t pass up. With Amy & Jordan Photography behind the camera and Imoni Events tackling all the design elements, how could we?

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From the event designer, Imoni Events: “Something Old, Something New” was inspired by the idea of the gorgeous Madison James gowns set again rich fabrics, organic florals, natural elements and a hint of structure and metals. Pairing the old and the new created a very intricate landscape for this styled shoot. For the bridal florals we used a hand tied bouquet featuring Amnesia roses, champagne quicksand roses, ivory spray roses, white scabiosa, and scabiosa pods. For the ceremony space we used an incredibly romantic chuppah adorned with custom gauze flax-colored fabric panels, hand-carved weathered wood Geodesic pendant lights and asymmetrical design of lush floral with large succulent details. Staging this inspiration shoot at sunset amped up the romance to another level. The bride and groom were accented by the glow of the hanging lanterns!

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Down the aisle, we wanted an eclectic feel and also to incorporate subtle blue tones against the natural lawn so we used oversized blue recycled glass vases with Dusty Miller foliage, roses, hydrangea, and vintage french Cane Back chairs. For the reception dinner space. We wanted to continue with that old meets new vibe and used a geo-printed linen from La a Tavola with Florentine wood candlesticks, multiple glass geodesic terrariums with Blue Rose echeveria succulents. Our paper products were subtle yet extremely detailed and handcrafted. Page and Mason created clever hanging place cards to accentuate the gorgeous cane back chairs and add an element of surprise. For the cake, we really wanted to showcase the geo print from the La Tavola Linen on the reception table, so Ruze Cake House created a gorgeous fondant cake that mirrored the print perfectly! From beginning to end, it was absolutely breathtaking.

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Shoot Location: Paradise Valley, AZ / Photographer: Amy & Jordan Photography / Event Planning and Design: Imoni Events / Floral Design: The Flower Studio / Venue: El Chorro Lodge / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Hair: Bree Anderson at Salon Surreal / Makeup: Arielle Rondeau / Jewelry: Zaida Jewelry / Wedding Cake: Ruze Cake House / Equipment Rentals: Classic Party Rentals Phoenix / Linens: La Tavola / Paper Goods and Wedding Invitations: Page & Mason Invitations

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Allied Arts Guild Wedding

Modern Weddings

Mint green and navy blue – has there ever been a more calming color palette? Jackie and Jeff’s wedding was a celebration of over six years spent together, and they wanted the big day to reflect their love for each other and all of the special people in their lives. Edyta Szyszlo Photography, Katie Rebecca Events and Unveiled Grace Events all hopped on board to make their vision a reality!

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From the bride, Jackie: Jeff and I had been dating for just over 6 years when we got married and we basically wanted our wedding to be a really fun celebration with all the people that were important in our lives! When we began wedding planning we knew a few things that we definitely wanted: food trucks, the color mint green, and succulents. From there, our color scheme and decor evolved. I am big into crafts and details, so as wedding planning progressed, I really focused on the small and personal details and DIY stuff. Pinterest and etsy were constantly giving me new ideas and more crafts to take on (probably too many)!

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Bouquet recipe: Mums, succulents, anemones, scabiosa pods.

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We had tons of DIY projects. The aisle was lined with mint, navy, and gold yarn pom poms made by bride and groom. The ceremony backdrop was strips of coordinating fabrics and ribbon, attached to gold chain, with pom poms and fabric ends, and the aisle seats were decorated with alternating fabric strip tassels and pom poms. Our guest book was home made painted wood hearts glued to mat inside gold painted frame in alternating navy blue and mint hearts. Guests signed the hearts with a gold pen. The escort cards were home printed and the shape was punched out using large patterned hole punch, with gold glitter tape added. Escort cards were attached by clothes pins (ends dipped in navy blue or mint paints). I made all of the table runners and guest napkins in coordinating navy blue and mint green fabric. The succulents beneath bell jars were grown by groom’s step-mother, and potted in gold painted votives, while the succulents that were scattered on dinner tables were grown by groom’s step-mother and cut by bride and groom’s step mother a few days before the wedding. The comments that we got from guests were mostly related to: 1. how good the food trucks were, 2. how many little details we covered with the decor, 3. how fun the dance party was (including a choreographed dance to Timber).

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Personal touches go along way! We got sooooo many compliments for all the small details and personal touches that we had throughout the wedding. If you are going to take on DIY projects, start early and limit the number of crafts you do! Also, get comfortable delegating tasks to friends! They are always willing and wanting to help. Our wedding planner was really great for month of coordinating and planning a timeline for the wedding. It saved us from having to deal with all the last minute vendor coordination that month, and helped set up all of the decor just how we envisioned it.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “All of Me,” John Legend
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Recessional: “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
First Dance: “Happy as the Sun,” Tyrone Wells

Wedding Location: Menlo Park, CA / Photographer: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Month-Of Wedding Planner: Katie Rebecca Events / Florist: Unveiled Grace Events / Venue: Allied Arts Guild / Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara / Wedding Veil: BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Earrings: Kate Spade / Groom’s Suit: Eli Thomas / Caterer: Koja Kitchen Food Truck and Fins on the Hoof Food Truck / Wedding Cake: SusieCakes / Desserts: Butterscotch on the Go / Bar and Catering Staff: JW Catering / Ceremony Musician: Misha Khalikulov, Cello / DJ and String Lighting: DJ Quan / Photobooth: Tomfoolery SF / Wedding Invitations: Designed and printed by friend, Lauren Sheehy

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Caterina Jewelry

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

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

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Lavender Farm Elopement Shoot

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Hunter Photographic

Call me a romantic, but I simply can’t imagine a dreamier locale for a wedding than a lavender field. I think it’s because it reminds me of days in Provence, and what could be more romantic than that? Hunter Photographic captured this styled shoot on film, while Baci Designer designed the affair and Molly Taylor Designs took the reins on the stunning floral styling.

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From the stylist, Baci Designer: Captured on film by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic, this airy and feminine elopement shoot at DayBreak Lavender Farm was the creation of Amanda Cursaro of Baci Designer. The peak of lavender season was the perfect setting for this shoot’s lavender, sage, burlap and grey palette. Amanda created an announcement invitation donning a miniature lavender bouquet in lieu of a traditional suite. The boxed invitation was filled with lavender buds and topped with vintage postage. The ceremony spot was decorated with Hydrangeas, Roses, Clematis, Hanging Amaranthus, Queen Anne’s Lace and Eucalyptus in crates from Borrow Rentals. Bob Javorsky of Our Wedding Officiant led the service.

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Outfitted by Something White Bridal Boutique, the bride wore the Abingdon Square Gown by Lela Rose and the bridesmaid wore Ivy & Aster’s Penny Dress. Both ladies sported jewelry from the Honey Rose & K Oh Deer Collection. Molly Taylor Designs created the bridal bouquet with Deer Antler, Hopps, Snow on the Mountain, Scabiosa Pods, Lavender and White Veronica. The bridal head wreath was designed with Grapevine Wreath, Burgundy Dahlia, White Scabiosa, Lavender, Rosemary and Eucalyptus. The men’s boutonnieres were created using Lavender and Scabiosa Pods wrapped with twine. Hair and makeup were provided by MKleinman Artisty and Studio H.

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The reclaimed wood table was covered with burlap and lace then topped with a burlap runner and an assortment of small floral arrangements. Each place setting was accompanied by a kraft-roll dinner menu and a hand-painted watercolor place card. The Lemon-Lavender Elopement Mini Cake Favors by Hummingbird Bakery were the perfect finishing touch. The desserts displayed in the primitive white cupboard were a lovely highlight. The Orange Revelry Cake – an orange almond cake with cream made with fresh squeezed oranges and fluffs of Italian meringue – truly shined.

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Shoot Location: Streetsboro, OH / Photographer: Hunter Photographic / Event Design + Stationery: Baci Designer / Floral Design: Molly Taylor Designs / Venue: DayBreak Lavender Farm / Wedding Gowns and Accessories: Something White Bridal Boutique / Jewelry: Honey Rose & K / Hair: Studio H / Makeup: MKleinmanArtistry / Baked Goods: Hummingbird Bakeshop / Vintage Rentals: Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals / Officiant: Our Wedding Officiant

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Fine Day Press

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

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Flower Guide: Farm Inspired

Flower Guide

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Sassafras Floral and Studio Laguna Photography came together to create a 1700’s prairie inspired shoot, with amazing florals that we get to learn about them today in our next installment of our Flower Guide:

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Flower Guide:

“Black hero” double French tulips
blue leptospermum
plumosa celosia
scabiosa
scabiosa pods


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Location: Minnesota / Wedding Photographer: Studio Laguna Photography / Wedding Flowers: Sassafras Floral / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone via Mestad’s / Wedding Cake: Cocoa & Fig

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Corkey Creations

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

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