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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

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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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.

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

Daily Pick

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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Southern Keswick Vineyards Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Elisa Bricker

There are a few things we know for sure — flowers will always be in fashion, love is by far the most important ingredient of a wedding day, and any combination of Elisa Bricker and Janie Medley Flora Design is going to knock our socks off. There’s just something about the combination of Elisa’s film images and Janie’s effortless blending of blooms that never ceases to take our breath away. Need some more convincing? Look no further than these images:

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

From the bride, Virginia: We were really excited to bring our loved ones back to where our story began in Charlottesville, Virginia eight years before Patrick proposed in New York City, and we fell in love with the beautiful views (and kind staff!) of Keswick Vineyards. We wanted to combine a traditional, formal wedding with personal and meaningful details in a way that would be enjoyable and memorable for our guests. We had an Episcopalian service in the oldest church in town, and a carillonneur tolled the bells as we exited to our vintage car. My gown had a rhinestone encrusted bodice and straps with a sparkly tulle skirt and bridesmaids wore long dresses. At the reception, we had a seated dinner with gold chargers and a cake topper dating back to Patrick’s grandparents’ wedding. However, we also held our rehearsal dinner and welcome party at a pub near UVA grounds, featured folksy guitar music and corn hole during cocktail hour, and enjoyed a late-night french fry bar at our reception before a departure through sparklers to the after party. I suppose our goal was a blend of fancy and fun!

wedding rings - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

grooms boutonnieres - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

bridesmaids in purple - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

bride and bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Janie used blush, pink, and ivory peonies, garden roses, astilbe, café au lait dahlias, and seeded eucalyptus.

braided bun bridal updo - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

bridal bouquet with orange - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

A few adjectives that describe the look of our wedding are classic, whimsical, sentimental, fairytale, and personalized. I designed our website, save-the-dates, wedding invitations, menus, programs, cocktail napkins, favors, and hand-lettered escort cards, table numbers, various signs, etc. I am a calligrapher and illustrator, contributing designs to other weddings, so it was such a treat doing it for ours! Colors included ivory, black, a pale blush, pink, and gold.

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings? I have 10 pieces of advice: 1. Truth be told, planning a wedding can feel stressful at times. We moved and I changed careers a few months before our wedding and it definitely felt like a juggling act, planning everything from a distance. My biggest advice is to always remind yourselves why you’re planning a wedding in the first place. If things are feeling overwhelming, put it all aside and go have a date night and don’t talk about the wedding. The wedding you’re planning will last one day – that’s it. The marriage you’re planning will hopefully last a lifetime. 2. Choose one design aspect to “obsess” over and don’t sweat the rest. For me, it was the paper goods. I allowed myself to spend way too much time on the design and decision process, splurging on letterpress printing methods and hand-lettering all envelopes and place cards. I completely geeked out about all of it! On the same note, I tried not to get bogged down by our other design decisions. I can see how easy it is for couples to change their mind on every detail a million times, but you’ll go crazy if you allow that! 3. If you can fit it into your budget, hire a videographer. The video content is something you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives. 4. Ladies, if your wedding shoes aren’t all that comfortable and your gown covers them, wear a different pair during the ceremony. It was the best decision I ever made. 5. When people tell you it goes by so fast, they aren’t lying. Take as many mental photographs as you can. One of my favorite mental snapshots will always be sneaking out of the rehearsal dinner to practice our first dance routine in a parking lot. 6. When guests start to arrive in town, turn your phone off and hide it in your suitcase. Others can answer questions, and you don’t need to be available to anything other than what’s going on in front of you. 7. Drink a ton of water the day of the wedding. Just do it, and thank me later. 8. Ask a relative or friend if they can save mementos that day — everything from a church program to a wine-stained cocktail napkin. You’ll be surprised what gets lost in the shuffle and it’s fun to have little pieces to hold onto. 9. If you have a small home (like we do!), register for activities once you’ve reached your max on kitchen supplies and home decor. We used Zola, and it was incredible to have a handful of date nights to look forward to after the wedding. 10. If your schedule permits, take a honeymoon directly after your wedding. I cannot fathom another time when a vacation is more needed and enjoyed!

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

gold table number - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

first dance - photo by Elisa Bricker http://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Don’t miss the wedding film from Shaking Hands Productions!

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
First Dances: “Bonfire Heart,” James Blunt / “A Wink And a Smile,: Harry Connick Jr. / “The Perfect Fan,” Backstreet Boys
Last Dance: “New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Elisa Bricker

Florist

Janie Medley Flora Design

Venue

Keswick Vineyards

Wedding Dress

Lazaro

Wedding Veil

Cheryl King Couture

Wedding Shoes

Emmy London

Rings

James & Co.

Hair and Makeup

Moxie

Bridesmaid Dresses

Alfred Sung

Catering

The C&O

Wedding Cake

Favorite Cakes

Organist

Albrecht Von Gaudeker

Carillonneur

Clair Robinson

Guitarist

Mike D'Antoni

DJ

Greg Tutwiler

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Virginia Lucas Heart

Videography

Shaking Hands Productions

Transportation

Albemarle Limousine

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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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!

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

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

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

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Oklahoma Garden Party Wedding

Garden Weddings

Garden party weddings are right up our alley, and all the better when they take place in the own bride’s family’s backyard. Kori and Jaron not only exchanged vows on family land, but they also had Kori’s sister, the gifted Danielle of Danielle Elizabeth Inc., behind the camera and handling the reins of wedding design and floral arrangements. Talk about talent!

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

From the photographer and event planner, Danielle of Danielle Elizabeth Inc.: As a wedding planner, I have had the pleasure of working with many brides who are all very special and unique in their own way, however there was something EXTRA exciting when my sister got engaged and gave me full creative reign over wedding planning, event, and floral design. It was a short engagement of only 4 months, which meant a full-time labor of love planning this backyard wedding at our parent’s country estate.

garden spring bouquet - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Hydrangea, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, craspedia, hanging amaranthus, seeded eucalyptus.

bride and groom - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

bridal headband - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

Held in our parent’s front yard, the ceremony was a beautiful celebration of love between my sister and her husband. We had the ceremony arbor constructed specifically for this wedding. Built out of rough cedar logs we topped it off with an oil-rubbed bronze chandelier which now hangs in the home of the bride and groom. The chairs were arranged in a semi-circle pattern to allow for maximum viewing of the ceremony from all angles. The ceremony chairs were adorned with ivory satin sashes and burlap bows. The burlap bows were a fun DIY project created by me and my sister for the wedding chairs. The bride walked out the front door of her parent’s country home and down the aisle where she met her husband-to-be.

backyard wedding ceremony setup - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

seating chart - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

escort cards - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

The reception began with the guests filing back toward the back yard where they found their escort cards (designed by Teresa Lang Design) attached to jute twine strung inside an old fireplace mantle, which I repainted and distressed for the wedding. That was a fun DIY project as well. The escort cards were a fun interactive way to get the guests excited about finding their seats. They were scratch off cards with their table number hiding beneath the scratch off sticker. From there the guests were led to their seats where they found their place card attached (via clothespin) to a small potted succulent. The place cards (also designed by Teresa Lang) were all a unique design to each guest, with care instructions for the succulents on the back of the place cards. The place settings were made up of eclectic vintage china which was collected by the mother of the groom over the course of the engagement.

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

succulent favor place setting - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

paper goods - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

The cake table was built around the center tree in the backyard which also anchored the string lights which hung above the tables at the reception in a wagon wheel pattern. We also hung mini chandeliers and lanterns in the cake table tree. The cakes were baked by Rosebeary’s Designs in Baking, and were decorated with succulents by a friend of the bride. The wooden hand carved sweetheart table was decorated with wooden letters spelling the last name of the bride and groom, as well as a flower arrangement in an antique silver pitcher. The bistro tables near the bar were decorated with various antique silver pieces collected by the mother of the groom. Overall, it was an insanely beautiful night. The weather was absolute perfection. Even the taper candles on the tables stayed lit all night long. All the guests danced well into the night and enjoyed the warmth of the fire pit along with the warmth of the love between my sister and her husband.

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

wild floral centerpiece - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

wedding cake with succulents - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

hanging wedding reception decor - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

first dance - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

Oklahoma garden party wedding - photo by Danielle Elizabeth Inc http://ruffledblog.com/oklahoma-garden-party-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Watch the sweet video by Velos Films:

Wedding Vendors

Photography, Event Planning, and Floral Design

Danielle Elizabeth Inc.

Venue

Private residence

Bridal Store

Bella Rose Bridal

Catering

Groom's father

Wedding Cake

Rosebeary's Designs

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Teresa Lang Design

Videography

Velos Films

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[seven-degrees]

A new angle on the art of entertaining. [seven-degrees] is an award-winning & full-service events venue. At [seven-degrees] we provide a range of services which are layered together to create a complete wedding experience. Our property, winner of the Architecture Guild Award, is a 25,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor gallery noted for its modern design and elegant feel. Our [seven-degrees] Coordination team will assist you in implementing your unique vision for the space. We understand the intricacies of planning a distinct ceremony and reception and take pleasure in working with couples throughout each stage of the process. You’ll enjoy customizing your menu with our Executive Chef and meet with our Wedding Coordinators and Design Team to make choices regarding design and décor (including presentation, technology, lighting and floral arrangement).

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Watercolor Wedding at Ever After Barn

Wedding Design

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If ever there were an argument for how much of an impact furniture rentals can make on a wedding day, this shoot would be its living proof. Emily Katharine Photography and Ever After Barn put together an editorial with a focus on watercolor elements and jaw-dropping floral design, with the most incredible rentals from Tufted Vintage Rentals to add the finishing touches. Let’s jump in!

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

From the photographer, Emily of Emily Katharine Photography: When photography was still just a hobby for me (aka: iPhoto was my jam) and people would ask, “Do you think you’ll ever photograph weddings?” I would immediately say, “No – that is way too stressful. Too much could go wrong.” Then, the day finally arrived when a real couple that was getting married actually asked me to photograph their wedding and all of the fear left me. It was replaced with excitement and optimism. Hala and Billy were our first bride and groom – and they were the perfect pair to start this adventure with. Thomas and I did research, upgraded our gear, and read photography blogs for hours for tips and inspiration. Two years ago, the wedding day was upon us and everything went smoothly – it was a beautiful day. I will always be grateful that Hala and Billy allowed me to find my passion.

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

chic groom looks - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

braided mermaid hair - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding ideas - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

A year and a half later, I began dreaming of a watercolor wedding filled with pastels and dripping with flowers. I reached out to Cassandra, a photographer/stylist/venue owner/overall crazy talented woman and asked her if she would help make my vision come to life. Like any wedding, there were a few unforeseen bumps in the road. Finding local models that fit the look we were aiming for proved to be more challenging than expected. I began thinking of my previous couples and Hala and Billy were the first that came to mind. Hala and Billy were flattered and excitedly agreed. It meant so much to me that we could provide them with more images, just a week before their two year anniversary. They had taken such a risk on us and given us so many opportunities in return.

ceremony seating - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

wedding ceremony altar - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

flower girl halos - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding ideas - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

Cassandra and I partnered with Becky of Tufted Vintage Rentals to fulfill our vintage, pastel furniture vision, and oh man did she deliver! Carrollwood Florist created the most beautiful flower mantle that complimented the furniture perfectly and set the stage for the entire session. Hands on Sweets provided the stunning four tiered watercolor floral cake. Marie specializes in hand-painted cakes and I was so grateful when she agreed to help out for the shoot. Even the flowers on the cake were hand-painted (and made out of sugar)! Marie also provided the (delicious) cookies for the favor station. We loved the idea of guests painting a little bit themselves and taking their hand-painted cookies home as favors! Stephanie from Jess Waldrop Hair and Makeup created a natural, glowing, and organic look for Hala’s makeup that complimented Hala’s rose gold embellished Marchesa Notte gown perfectly. Her waterfall braid flowed with the artistic vibe of the session.

feminine wedding table - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

vintage wedding rentals - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

wedding cake details - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor cake table backdrop - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

cookie decorating - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

Itching to paint, I wanted to incorporate a little of my own art into the session so I decided to take on the painting responsibilities. Initially it was just the place cards, but suddenly it became so much more than that. I really felt like a DIY bride – which was a thrilling (and slightly stressful) experience. I couldn’t be more delighted with the dream team that contributed their time and talent to this session. A huge, heartfelt thank you to the Ever After Barn, Tufted Vintage Rentals, Carrollwood Florist, Hands on Sweets, Stephanie from Jess Waldrop Hair and Makeup, and Signature Event Rentals. Seeing all of the elements come together was truly magical. I was in tears by the time I had hugged all of the vendors just before the shoot started. My favorite part of the day was having Hala and Billy in front of my lens once again and recognizing that their love has only grown deeper over the past two years.

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

live wedding painting - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

wedding cake with flowers - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

watercolor wedding at Ever After Barn - photo by Emily Katharine Photography http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-wedding-at-ever-after-barn

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily Katharine Photography

Event Design, Styling, and Venue

Ever After Barn

Florist

Carrollwood Florist

Wedding Dress and Earrings

Rent the Runway

Hair and Makeup

Stephanie from Jess Waldrop

Wedding Cake and Cookies

Hands on Sweets

Vintage Rentals

Tufted Vintage Rentals

Chiavari Chairs

Signature Event Rentals

Film Processing

PhotoVision

Relaxed and Elegant Wedding in Charlottesville

Elegant Weddings

We love that today’s bride, Jamie, knew the importance of putting personal touches on her wedding day, so she set out to include as many projects as possible to make sure the day was tailor-made for her relationship with beau Nate. At the time of their wedding, Jamie and Nate had been together for nine and a half years already, so there was much to celebrate! Sera Petras Photography and Amore Events by Cody truly outdid themselves on this one.

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

From the bride, Jamie: We really wanted our wedding to be an intimate affair that truly reflected Nate and I as a couple. We originally thought we’d go for rustic elegance, but through the planning process, we ended up switching gears slightly to be more relaxed elegance, with a romantic feel. It was very important to us that our guests feel welcome and comfortable and that the day be filled with personal touches. I’m super detail oriented, and Nate and I have been together for so long [9.5 years on our wedding day! We met in college ;)], so it was actually pretty easy for us to make decisions and we knew immediately upon meeting our vendors who we wanted to have as a part of our day.

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

bridal fashion - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

bride getting ready - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

Kate Spade glitter heels - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

pastel wedding bouquet - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville
Bouquet recipe: David Austin Juliette roses, David Austin Patience roses, hydrangea, Queen Anne’s lace, ranunculus, dahlias, and seeded eucalyptus.

groomsmen in blue suits - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

Our ceremony also very much reflected us as a couple, from our individual and personalized vows (we each wrote our own) to our unique ceremony reading (a children’s book, “A Lovely Love Story”) to our amazing officiant who infused anecdotes about me and Nate throughout the ceremony. It was also very important to us that everyone have fun at our wedding, so a great band was high up on the list of must-haves. Our band kept everyone on the dance floor and I truly can’t imagine having more fun!

ceremony decor - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

ceremony processional - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

wedding ceremony - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

ceremony recessional - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

pink bridesmaid dress - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

We went with a neutral palette – blush, cream, white, gold, with navy added in for the men’s attire. I’m a huge fan of gold and glitter, so we included gold touches wherever it made sense. We also had custom drink stirrers with our monogram, straw tags with our wedding date, and napkins with personalized sayings. I am all about DIY because of the personalization that accompanies it, and some of my favorite wedding projects include the following: I made a word search about me, Nate, and our relationship to keep guests entertained while waiting for the ceremony to begin. I taught myself modern calligraphy and addressed all of our invitations myself, and I also created our cocktail hour, dessert table, and bar signage. I spray painted leaves gold and wrote guest names in calligraphy on each one to use as place cards. This was by far my favorite project, and one that I knew I would do from the moment we got engaged. It was super exciting to see it come to fruition and to hear our guests tell me how much they loved them! Our welcome bags included cookies made by my mom (some in the shape of Virginia and Vermont, to reflect our home states), granola made by Nate’s mom, maple syrup from Nate’s hometown in Vermont (his parents tap maple trees for fun), and Virginia peanuts in little burlap bags.

name card calligraphy - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

elegant barn wedding - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

seating chart ideas - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

papel picado flags - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

wedding calligraphy - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Yes, my biggest piece of advice is to have fun! Enjoy this amazing time with your fiancé(e) and don’t get overwhelmed by the decisions and the details. Wedding planning can seem daunting, but at the end of the day, all that really matters is that you’re marrying the love of your life – so don’t lose sight of that! Also, as an event planner myself, I can’t stress the importance of hiring at least a day-of coordinator. You shouldn’t be stressing about a single thing on your wedding day, and you will greatly alleviate (if not eliminate) any anxiety by having someone there to take care of the details on your big day.

unique place card - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

wedding drinks - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

sweetheart table - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

reception decor - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

To the Moon and Back cake topper - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography http://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “The City,” Joe Purdy
Bride’s Processional: “Hoppipolla,” Sigar Ros
Recessional: “Come on Get Higher,” Matt Nathanson
First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Ingrid Michaelson

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sera Petras Photography, Sera Petras Photography

Venue

Mount Ida Farm

Wedding Dress

Monique Lhuillier

Bridal Store

Carine's Bridal Atelier

Tulle Skirt

Alexandra Grecco

Wedding Veil

Veiled Beauty

Earrings

Sara Gabriel

Fur

Vintage, Miller and Rhoads

Wedding Shoes

Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid Dresses

twobirds

Bridesmaid Earrings

Kendra Scott

Groom's Attire

JoS. A. Banks

Catering

Mike Lund Food

Wedding Cake

sweethaus

Gelato Bar

The Split Banana

Music

Bachelor Boys Band

Lighting and Rentals

MS Events

Wedding Invitations

We Heart Paper

Transportation

A&A Limo, Easy Riders

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Alabama Wedding with a Vintage Inspired Bridal Party

Elegant Weddings

Whenever we come across a wedding with this much style, we know we have to share it. With bridesmaids decked out in Anthropologie lace dresses with gold pashminas and a groom dressed to kill in a glen plaid suit, this wedding is sure to inspire the sartorial side in us all. j.woodbery photography captured every bit of Brandy and Peter’s big day on a beautiful mix of digital and film photography.

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

From the bride, Brandy: We wanted a very rustic, whimsy, retro, and most of all an easy going wedding with a wild southern flair. Our color scheme was black, gold, and white. The theme was us. We wanted a party that embodied the things that we love and we wanted to share that with our friends.

engagement ring - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

bridal attire - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

groom suits - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

bouquet with magnolia leaves - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party
Bouquet recipe: We used lots of Magnolia leaves, raw cotton, moss, succulents, wheat, lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace, white garden roses, seeded Eucalyptus, and various wild berries.

bridesmaid attire - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

black lace bridesmaid dress - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

flower girl and ceremony - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

wedding ceremony - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

groom and groomsmen - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Peter and I made all of our wedding favors — it was a month long project made with a lot of love. We burned mix CDs that were filled with all of our favorite songs from Belle and Sebastian to Sonny and Cher, and Arcade Fire. We individually wrapped them and sealed them with a waxed gold seal. I also hand selected all of the flowers for the wedding that were made by my very talented friend Russell Burt. This was a family event! My father catered the wedding, my grandmother made incredible desserts and my dear friend designed the flower arrangements. Not to mention that I was also already friends with my photographer Jennifer and knew that she was amazing at her job!

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

wedding ring - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

reception centerpiece with moss - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

reception decor - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

garden wedding reception - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t try to make it perfect, life isn’t perfect– please have fun! Breath it all in and hug as many people as you can– It’s over in just a flash!

berry topped wedding cake - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party

Alabama wedding with a vintage inspired bridal party - photo by J.Woodbery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/alabama-wedding-with-a-vintage-inspired-bridal-party


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From the photographer, Jennifer of j.woodbery photography: Brandy and Peter’s day was nothing shy of perfect. These two have been together since they were in high school and have been on a whirlwind of adventures together. Currently they are living in NYC while Brandy gets her MFA but the two had their wedding day in their hometown of Birmingham, AL. Sloss Furnaces was a special place for this couple and was a wonderful backdrop to the goodness of their day. We loved shooting a hybrid of film and digital for this artistic couple (Brandy is a designer and painter and Peter is a musician)! There are so many fabulous details about this lovely autumn day! Brandy’s Hayley Paige gown from Kleinfeld was to die for and the mismatched suits for the groomsmen and black and gold bridesmaids dresses all made a serious fashion statement. Brandy used to work as a floral buyer for Whole Foods and had a friend create her floral masterpieces. Her family is also gifted in the food world and provided an amazing spread (including homemade baklava instead of a groom’s cake!). Branden from A Bryan Photo was the super 8 videographer for the day and also did a beautiful job. So thankful to have been a part of this lovely day! I hope you have enjoyed the photos and a little bit of their story!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

j.woodbery photography

Florist

Russell Burt Designs

Venue

Sloss Furnaces

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige

Bridal Store

Kleinfeld

Wedding Veil

Vivien Sheriff "Sencha"

Wedding Shoes

Seychelles via BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses

Anthropologie "Lace Topography Sheath"

Pashminas

ChicShawlz

Groom's Suit and Tie

J.Crew

Catering

Jerry Bajalia and Staff (Voodoo Birmingham)

Wedding Cake

Louise's Cakes N Things

Music

Bad Brad & The Sipsey Slims

Videography

A Bryan Photo

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Transportation

1965 Ford Galaxie

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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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Winter Wedding Ideas with an Amaranthus Chandelier

Wedding Design

Few things make us think of romance as much as the idea of eloping, so we’re especially thrilled to share today’s styled shoot from Sweetlife Photography and Heirbloom Floral. Some of Portland’s best wedding vendors teamed up to create a styled scene full of hot fuchsia, cool teal, pops of gold, and an amaranthus chandelier we’d love to try for ourselves!

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

From the event designer, Heirbloom Floral: Creative collaboration can truly make something beautiful, magical, and most importantly, inspiring. I had the pleasure of teaming up with Sweetlife Photography and several other Portland wedding vendors to represent some of the finest local talents. Together, we created our Boho-Bliss Winterland Elopement photo shoot and it was nothing short of perfection. A blanket of snow, vibrant florals, and gold-dipped feathers inspired this enchanting jewel-toned elopement inspiration. Our bride and groom represent beauty, love, spontaneity, and utter bliss, and Oregon’s Mount Hood was the most ideal location to conceive this wonderfully eclectic elopement. The snow covered evergreens, crisp air, and the nearby running river were invigorating and tied the story of our shoot together effortlessly.

fuchsia and purple bouquet - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

feather wedding decor - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

Our beautiful bride has a very soft and feminine style. Face Body Beauty went with a neutral color palette for her face and eye makeup, and a lovely pop of rich color on her lips. Her loose, free-flowing curls captured the aesthetics of our bohemian bride and brought a confidence to her that shines in every photo. Her gorgeous gown was provided by The English Department, and was without a doubt the most perfect dress. The ‘Samantha’ dress, designed by Leanne Marshall (Season 5 Project Runway winner), has a beautiful ivory Alençon lace sculpted bustier bodice with a full-gathered silk chiffon skirt. Finding a dress that would organically “flow” was something Sweetlife Photography envisioned and this dress did not disappoint! The bridal accessories were also provided by The English Department to complete our bride’s look. Designer Mignonne Handmade created her unique floral headpiece, affectionately named the ‘Portland Rose’, and features brass flowers and leaves, glass rhinestones, and pearls. The English Department designed her sash—a double strand of gold cased rhinestones on an ivory silk grosgrain ribbon. Finally, to bring in some boldness and represent a little excitement and winter-spontaneity, we incorporated a peacock blue stole from Anthropologie to keep her warm on her special day.

gold paper goods - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

groom boutonnieres - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

Our handsome groom is styled with a paisley printed collared shirt, navy blue bow tie, and a maroon quilted blazer—all provided by Scotch & Soda. His quilted blazer works nicely in our winter setting, and gives him a cozy yet dapper look. My vision for our sweetheart table included a floral chandelier to display above, so we found a quiet spot that perfectly nestled-in our table, cake display, and beverage bar. Vintage Mingle provided the most complimentary props and décor for our shoot (my personal favorite being the vintage sled). Each piece used was meant to reflect the couple’s stylish personality. Vintage books, antique brass vases, fruits, nuts, and lavender vessels all played a part in our tablescape to create texture and add variance in color. The palette of vibrant magentas and purples, peacock blues and accents of sparkly gold, was just the right contrast to the glowing white snow in the background.

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

calligraphy menu - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

purple and fuchsia wedding decor - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

Our delectable cake with a gold stripe finish was provided by Palace Cakes, which was placed on top of a plum colored cake stand and finished off with magenta roses for the cake topper. Tribes ‘n Pines beautifully hand-lettered our invitation and menu card. Incorporating feathers and gold ink were subtle details that helped tell the story and style of our couple. Being able to design and provide the flowers was my favorite part of the shoot. My small business, Heirbloom Floral, aims to create unique, romantic and whimsical arrangements. In this shoot, I used bright magenta roses, violet lisianthus, silver brunia, fuchsia amaranthus, and loads of seeded eucalyptus. Our floral chandelier, cake topper roses, and small garland for our sled are fun ways I ignited creative interest for our shoot. Nothing excited me more than finding unique ways to incorporate our florals and enhance the beauty of the day!

chair back signs - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

fuchsia floral arrangements - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

gold feather backdrop - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

outdoor cake table - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

While elopements are usually a spontaneous decision and quickly planned, our hope is to inspire couples to still make it their dream day. We wanted to capture the realism of an elopement, but bring in elements of playfulness, free spirits, and creativity. The day was full of excitement, unexpected details and lots of love! Sweetlife Photography truly captured the essence of our shoot and you can see how exceptional their work is in every photo produced. At the end of their special day, our couple bundled up with blankets, piled some firewood on their sled, and made a small fire while drinking cinnamon-cranberry mulled wine. I could not have created or styled this whole shoot without the help of our talented vendors. I hope this leaves others with a sense of excitement, inspiration, and of course, love.

pomegranate drinks - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

gold and white wedding cake - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier

winter wedding ideas with an amanranthus chandelier - photo by Sweetlife Photography http://ruffledblog.com/winter-wedding-ideas-with-an-amaranthus-chandelier


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sweetlife Photography

Floral Design and Event Styling

Heirbloom Floral

Wedding Dress

Leanne Marshall

Bridal Store

The English Dept.

Headpiece

Mignonne Handmade "Portland Rose"

Fur Stole

Anthropologie

Hair and Makeup

Face Body Beauty

Wedding Cake

Palace Cakes

Rentals

Vintage Mingle Rentals and Petite Events

Stationery

Tribes N Pines

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Wedding Elegance at Bisham Manor

Wedding Design

There’s just no place more romantic than estate grounds for a wedding, don’t you think? The incredible team behind today’s shoot, including J.Ashley Photography, Southern Flair Events, Evermore Weddings and Events, and Virtu Floral Design, sure think so, and we have to agree. The show-stopper of this styled shoot has to be the floral and greenery table runner, which makes the perfect statement piece for a garden inspired wedding no matter the location.

wedding elegance at Bisham Manor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

From the photographer, J.Ashley Photography: This styled shoot was inspired by the romance and timeless elegance of the South. This was a collaborative effort of some of the most talented vendors in Atlanta to design and create an ultra romantic experience that would truly showcase southern sophistication. We chose a color palette of gold and marsala with hints of blush and light pink to give contrast and variation to the overall color scheme.

wedding elegance at Bisham Manor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

wedding elegance at Bisham Manor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

mercury glass ceremony decor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

champagne towers - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

wedding elegance at Bisham Manor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

A custom made farm table nestled in a grove of picturesque Oak trees was the focal point of the shoot. A lush garland comprised of varying types of eucalyptus, red oak, Tree ivy, olive and camellia graced the center of the table and flowed onto the ground. This foliage was combined with a mix of both black and peach dahlias, a variety of gorgeous open garden roses, along with seasonal pink snowberry, burgundy snapdragons and a combination of fresh plums, pears and other seasonal fruits were placed among the table to inject texture as well as additional color.

wedding elegance at Bisham Manor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

unique wedding drinks - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

gold place setting - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

unique bridal veils - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

dramatic brick backdrop - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

estate weddings - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

wedding elegance at Bisham Manor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

Vintage brass candelabras were mixed with gold rimmed stemware, flatware and china for a stately and elegant effect along with hand-painted round gold menus at the center of every place setting. The centerpiece of this opulent estate table was a magnificent 5 tiered cake with a ruffled rose pattern of hand-crafted gumpaste flowers highlighted with edible gold details. The signature drink featured was a Thyme Infused Blackberry Martini that added the perfect pop of color on the tables. Crossback vineyard chairs were adorned with “Mr. & Mrs.” hand-painted vintage mirrors to add in a reflective element.The bride wore a gorgeous Elizabeth Fillmore “Thalia” dress with a modern face veil from Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta. We accented the dress with natural eye makeup and a marsala lip to complement her flowers. She carried a beautiful bouquet of a softer cream and peach palette, accented with deep berry tones and comprised of a mix of peach amaryllis, oversized dahlias and blush peach roses, accented with South African blushing bride protea, scabiosa, nigella, pink snowberry, safari sunset leucadendron and bits of red oak, seeded eucalyptus and tree ivy.

cascading floral runner - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

elegant wedding ideas - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

wedding elegance at Bisham Manor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

elegant gold and ivory cake - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

candlestick centerpieces - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor

wedding elegance at Bisham Manor - photo by J.Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wedding-elegance-at-bisham-manor


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: LaGrange, GA / Photographer: J.Ashley Photography / Event Design and Styling: Southern Flair Events / Planning, Bridal Styling and Coordination: Evermore Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Virtu Floral Design / Venue: Bisham Manor / Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta / Hair and Makeup: Beauty Asylum / Wedding Cake: Blooming Flour Bakery / Rentals: Southern Vintage / Stationery and Signage: Ellis McEntire Design / Model: Tinsley Cohen CLICK Models Atlanta

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Modern Philadelphia Wedding with a Black Gown

Modern Weddings

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a bride with an unexpected wedding gown. Take bride Kasia, for example — white gowns just weren’t making her happy, so she opted for an elegant black lace gown from Jill Stuart that fit her to a T. The entire day was completely personalized to the couple, and ended up being nontraditional and absolutely wonderful, as you’ll see in these images from Amber Vickery Photography.

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

From the bride, Kasia: From quoting first impression texts of how we got together in our ceremony to the band playing everything from James Brown to Beck, we wanted everyone at the wedding to really feel like they had a connection with us individually and as a couple. For those guests who may not have been familiar, we read sections of gchat transcripts in our ceremony that candidly retold the story of our first meeting in a supermarket to falling for and eventually winning each other over. Giving a subtle nod to the city we fell in love in was also important; we chose a caterer sourcing local ingredients and seasonal inspired dishes like duck cassoulet plus served our favorite Philly gelato.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

groom boutonnieres - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

velvet wedding shoes - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

peach and burgundy bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown
Bouquet recipe: Sherwood’s Peach, Fildalgo Blackie, and assorted white Dahlias; blush Garden and Juliet Roses; Privet Berries; Hypericum; seeded eucalyptus; laurel leaves.

bridal bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

peach and burgundy bouquet - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

bride and groom - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

The library and auditorium were so historically interesting on their own (books and busts galore!) that I wanted to let the space drive feel of the wedding instead of trying to fit them into an overall theme. There was no set color scheme but getting married in October in a space full of dark wood lent itself to a rich jewel tone color palate, and after finding the black lace dress with teal underlay, the dark similar greeny blues found their way into the invitation design. A good part of the wedding was DIY from the cake to all the floral arrangements, bouquets + boutonnieres, card box, chalkboard signs. The two large chalkboard signs are black spray paint on scrap drywall I found discarded and hand lettered with sharpened chalk. The card box is an old cigar box and a tiny banner I drew, attached with wire and two bamboo skewers. All place cards and menus were designed using Word and printed (and folded!) by us. For the flowers I woke up (extremely) early the week of the wedding and drove into Manhattan’s flower district, selecting on the fly from what happened to be in season.

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

wedding ceremony - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

ceremony recessional - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

unique seating charts - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

simple table numbers - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

chalkboard wedding sign - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Do what you want. White looks terrible on you? Wear a different color. Love mason jars but worry they’ve jumped the shark? Who cares how unique or traditional it is – the important thing is to make it personal, make it yours. 2. Let people help, really. I definitely had a plan for every single part of the wedding but without family greening the centerpiece urns and patting sprinkles onto the cake the day before, it wouldn’t have all come together. Bonus: great memories of a fun bonding experience. 3. GoogleDocs. Always GoogleDocs.

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

wedding toasts - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

greenery tablescapes - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

comics themed wedding - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

confetti wedding cake - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

modern Philadelphia wedding with a black gown - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown

sparkler wedding cake - photo by Amber Vickery Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-philadelphia-wedding-with-a-black-gown


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
Recessional: “Moves,” The New Pornographers
First Dance: “Playground Love,” Air
The band’s chops were seriously amazing – they learned three songs by very different artists for the reception (Beck, Air, and Har Mar Superstar) plus churning out an insane setlist keeping everyone on their feet all night. A dear friend of ours is a karaoke king and hopped on stage to serenade the crowd with his signature – PYT (Michael Jackson). The energy really brought the party to the next level.

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Amber Vickery Photography / Flowers and Signage: Bride / Venue: German Society of Pennsylvania / Wedding Dress: Jill Stuart / Wedding Shoes: Calvin Klein “Kasia” / Groom’s Suit: John W Nordstrom / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Caterer: Birchtree Catering / Wedding Cake: Bride (my favorite chocolate cake recipe with peanut butter mousse filling) / Gelato: Capogiro Gelato Artisans / Band: Sid Miller Dance Band / Wedding Invitations: Pauline Vassiliadis

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Backyard Atlanta Wedding with Marsala Accents

Romantic Weddings

There’s just something so truly, completely, and utterly romantic about backyard weddings. Perhaps it’s the intimate setting, the wonder of being surrounded by nature, or even just how cute they always seem to be — whatever the reason, they continually bring a smile to our faces. Caroline Lima Photography, Evermore Weddings and Events, and The Funky Shack Weddings and Events worked their magic on Ginger and Daniel’s wedding day, and the result is – you guessed it – pure romance!

Backyard Atlanta Wedding with Burgundy Accents - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

From the bride, Ginger: We got married in our backyard and wanted a warm and inviting celebration with our family and friends. And we couldn’t forget the dogs. We wanted to share some of our favorite things and food with our guests. Gulf Coast Grill did an amazing job with our appetizers. They shucked fresh oysters and even fried pickles during the event to make sure it was perfectly crispy. And since backyard celebrations and barbecue go hand in hand, Heirloom Market BBQ, whose BBQ we love, provided our dinner menu. Finally, our cake and mini peach pies were made by Gabriel’s Desserts. Black Tie Services provided a group of very professional and friendly waitstaff to help us serve our family style dinner. We bottled Heirloom’s BBQ sauce and paired it with Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion hot sauce from David’s Produce and Country Store for our wedding favors. We also bought cigars to share with our guests from J’s Cigars & Coffee House. J’s is owned and operated by one of the friendliest people we’ve ever met and his shop has a large selection of cigars.

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

bride getting ready - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

wedding boutonnieres - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

fuchsia wedding bouquet - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

burgundy bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

burgundy bridesmaid dresses - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

pets at weddings - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

We are so grateful to all our vendors who helped make our wedding so memorable for us. Jennifer Nieman was our hair and makeup stylist. She was able to handle the needs of both moms and grandma and did a fabulous job. Our photographer, Caroline Lima, has a large portfolio of work that captured personal and endearing moments in such candor and beauty; but what drew us to her was her genuinely nice personality. DJ Dre was the same – just look at his smile on his website. He was able to get people dancing, which is was not an easy feat given the age range of guests – from kids to our grandparents.

ceremony flowers - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

backyard wedding ceremony - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

wedding ceremony chairs - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

backyard wedding ceremony - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

backyard wedding ceremony - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

backyard wedding ceremony - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

ceremony recessionals - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

chalkboard wedding sign - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

seating chart ideas - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

backyard wedding inspiration - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

Backyard Atlanta Wedding with Burgundy Accents - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

romantic wedding ideas - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

woodsy wedding ideas - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

We were so fortunate to have found The Funky Shack. From our first meeting with Dawn and Jennifer, the sisters behind the creativity and beauty of their designs, we knew that they were wonderful people with so many ideas they could barely finish their sentence before jumping to the next idea. We gave them photos and ideas of what we wanted the flowers and decor to look like and they took it to the next level with their personal ideas and details. And as great people know great people, The Funky Shack led us to Nicole Ayers from Evermore Weddings and Events, our day-of coordinator.

Backyard Atlanta Wedding with Burgundy Accents - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

table number ideas - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

Backyard Atlanta Wedding with Burgundy Accents - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

winter wedding cakes - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents

wedding cake tables - photo by Caroline Lima Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-atlanta-wedding-with-burgundy-accents


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From the photographer, Caroline Lima Photography: What an amazing backyard wedding in Atlanta! So many laughs, joy, giggles and happy tears! Also super cute dogs! Ginger and Danny celebrated their big day at their home, surrounded by their family, best friends and pets! They chose cranberry and slate blue as their color palette, the flowers were exquisite and having the wedding on their backyard gave a super intimate feel for the day. After photographing many weddings with dogs, I think they had a brilliant idea when they hired a professional walker to get their adorable pups very tired before the ceremony. Dogs tend to get excited when they see so many potential friends and making sure they are well exercised is a great way for the day run super smooth.

Wedding Location: Atlanta, GA / Photographer: Caroline Lima Photography / Wedding Coordinator: Nicole Ayers of Evermore Weddings and Events / Floral and Design: The Funky Shack Weddings and Events / Venue: Private Residence / Hair and Makeup: Jennifer C. Nieman / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Gabriel’s Desserts / Entertainment: DJ Dre 1800 / Cigars: J’s Cigars & Coffee House / Event Staff: Black Tie Services

Rainy Day Ontario Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Tara McMullen

Who says the rain needs to spoil your wedding day? Luckily Amanda and Kyle forged ahead with their beautiful wedding day plan, despite a bit of damp weather. Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen and BBBlooms helped the couple create their lush, inspiring day around the natural beauty of their surroundings in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Needless to say, we’re captivated.

Rainy Day Ontario Wedding - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

From the bride, Amanda: The venue and its natural, story-book landscape which included stunning views of vineyards, orchards and the Niagara escarpment were the main source of visual inspiration. We wanted that to be the main focus visually and so planned all details and decor as an accent to the natural beauty that surrounded us so as to not compete with it. Overall we wanted to achieve a laid-back feeling and look that was elegant, romantic and whimsical.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

pink red bouquets - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

fuchsia wedding bouquet - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Dahlias (they were huge and my favourite!), Garden Roses, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Cedar branches (a nod to my husband’s Muskoka roots), Succulents, Veronica. Wrapped in long ribbons (for a bit of a playful/whimsical feel) and a piece of lace from my Mothers Wedding Dress. We also tied on my late Grandfather’s wedding band (which he gave me before he died) so I could feel that a piece of him was there with us.

pink bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

Niagara-on-the-Lake wedding - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

The rain brought a lot of positive aspects we didn’t ever imagine. It brought people together, sparked impromptu conversations amongst guests and made for some amazing memories (slow dancing in the rain holding each other tight, cuddling to stay warm and dry under an umbrella during our photo session, and getting wet as we ran back to our hotel hand in hand through the vineyard at the end of the night). One nice surprise was when Barb thought of the option of doing our first look at the original ceremony spot under the tree I had styled with all of the ribbons. I was pretty bummed about spending the entire morning steaming cutting and styling the ribbons in the tree that was supposed to be our ceremony site only to have it rain. I wasn’t bummed about the rain as much as I was bummed about knowing something I worked hard on (and did a pretty kick ass job on!) wouldn’t be used for anything and no one would see it. I never thought it would double as a backdrop for our first look – it honestly made my day when we did that!

bridesmaid processional - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

Niagara-on-the-Lake wedding - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

Looking back, our day was filled with so much love, fun, enormous amounts of laughter, great music, lots of dancing, delicious food and all of our favourite people! It raining on our wedding day was a tiny detail, not a major catastrophe. It of course helped that we are both easy going and positive people who never let uncooperative weather get in the way of our fun. Also, that we had a solid, thoughtfully designed rain plan. Sure the weather was not exactly what we wanted, but it didn’t stop us from having the best time ever and embracing our day to the fullest.

pink wedding flowers - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

pink wedding flowers - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

peach wedding favors - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

greenery receptions - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

Niagara-on-the-Lake wedding - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

elegant tablescapes - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

Rainy Day Ontario Weddingg - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s your day and a celebration of your love! Stay true to what feels right for you both and what is most important to YOU. Don’t cave to outside pressure to do things a certain way or do certain wedding traditions that didn’t mean anything to you just for the sake of doing them. Set a budget and stick to it, let your vendors know what you’ve allotted for their service and negotiate! Work with vendors who you like, who listen and contribute to your ideas, not replace them with their own. Work with people who are genuine and will add positivity and beauty to your day. Do a first look! (It’s so nice to have more time to spend with your guests.) Do everything in one place! (the day is waaay more relaxed and easier on everyone involved). Have fun! Celebrate! You’ve just said I do to the love of your life, enjoy the rush and try to slow down and take it all in. Everyone told me the day would fly by and it flew by faster than I ever would have imagined.

elegant tablescapes - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

fruit plate desserts - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

sophisticated wedding ideas - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding

rainy first dances - photo by Tara McMullen http://ruffledblog.com/niagara-on-the-lake-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Acoustic “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles (Very ironic because it rained the whole day. It made me a giggle as I walked down the aisle)
Recessional: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
First Dance: “I See Love,” Passenger
We are big music people and played an eclectic combination of Funk, Soul, Oldies, 80s, 90s, Electro/Dance and Indie music. Our DJ did an amazing job at mixing old and new songs together, it got everyone up dancing – even my Grandma was busting a move!

Wedding Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen / Florist: BBBlooms (St. Catharines) / Table Garland: Bride / Venue and Caterer: Gracewood Estates at Kurtz Orchards / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller “Elizabeth” via MRS. / Wedding Shoes: Ted Baker London / Earrings: Vintage Sherman Swarovski Crystal Earrings from my Mom / Groom’s Suit and Tie: Banana Republic / Groom’s Shirt: Hudson Room / Groom’s Socks: Floor Play / Rings: Greg Sims / Wedding “Cake”: Made of assorted cheese wheels of our favourite Canadian Cheeses. We collected them from our favourite cheese shop and self assembled the wheels into a cake shape. (Salt Spring Island Goat Blue Cheese, A triple cream Brie from Quebec, Oka from Quebec, “Niagara Gold” from Niagara) / DJ: Absolut DJ, Lee Herrera (Toronto) / Wedding Invitations: Junction Paper Co. or Amanda Billark Design (Invitations were done on 100% cotton in letterpress and then individually handpainted with watercolour by the bride)

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Home Sweet Flowers

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

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

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Craigleith Ski Club Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Michael Rousseau

It’s always the sweet little touches that make a wedding truly shine – like the fact that couple Shannae and Sean exchanged vows at the same ski club where Sean spent vacations skiing with his family. Their wedding day was full of unexpected pops of fun, like the dove release during the ceremony, the sequined bridesmaid dresses, and the dramatic floral arrangements by Pink Twig Floral. Thank you Michael Rousseau for bringing your A game as always!

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

From the bride, Shannae: We decided to get married in Blue Mountain, Ontario at a Ski Club where my husband grew up skiing with his family and the venue (Craigleith Ski Club) had a rustic cabin feel to it so I wanted to replicate that in the look and feel of the wedding. We would describe the vision as rustic, mountains, glam, plum, gold.

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding
sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding
statement bridal necklace - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

stylish groomsmen - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wooden wedding details - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

flower girls - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wedding bouquet - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Plum Dahlias, seeded eucalyptus, white ohara garden rose, vibernum berries and “bridal pink” spray roses.

groom with tattoos - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

ceremony dove release - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

ceremony dove release - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

romantic centerpieces - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

gold centerpieces - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

gold place setting - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wood slice centerpieces - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

Craigleith Ski Club wedding - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start a pinterest page with a board for every category or item that you need for your wedding and buy your dress and before seriously planning decor. The dress sets the tone of the evening and Pinterest will help you map out your day. Be present on the day of, take everything in. This sounds so cliche but I feel very grateful to have been given this advice and I’m thankful that I listened. I remember every moment and everything that happened on our wedding day and I am very grateful for that!

wedding signs - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

cutout wedding signs - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

fall wedding cake - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

photobooth props - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

wedding cake table - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Michael Rousseau Photography http://ruffledblog.com/craigleith-ski-club-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “By Your Side,” Sade
Recessional: “You Will Never Walk Alone,” Gerry and the Pacemakers (My husband is a die hard Liverpool Football supporter and this was non-negotiable!) – Our friends, family and fellow Liverpool supporting guests got a kick out it and after that song we played “Signed Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder.
First Dance: “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green
Wedding Party Entrance: “Safe & Sound,” Capital Cities

Wedding Location: Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Michael Rousseau / Florist: Pink Twig Floral / Venue: Craigleith Ski Club / Wedding Dress: Watters / Wedding Veil: ParisienneLuxe / Necklace: Banana Republic / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell / Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Zara / Bridesmaids’ and Gromsmen Gifts: Nixon Watch / Groom’s Pants: GAP Slim Fit / Groom’s Shirt: Banana Republic / Groom and Groomsmen Ties: Tie Bar / Vest: Bugatti / Wedding Cake: PS by Pretty Sweet / Wedding Cake Topper and Table Numbers: BetterOffWed / DJ: DJ Lissa Monet / Flower Girl Dresses and Flower Crowns: Zara / Flower Girl Baskets: Pottery Barn / Flower Girl Petals: C1 Easy / I Do Box: End Grain Wood Shoppe / Gold Mason Jars: TooCuteWreath / Photo Booth: Georgian Life Photo Booth / Wedding Invitations: Paperless Post / Wedding Signage: Creative Union Design / Custom Thank You Card: Blanka Biernat Illustration

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Slate Gray Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Time and again we’re blown away by the beautiful images that come out of photography workshops, just like this one from film photographers extraordinaire Jess Barfield and Taylor Lord. Anne Brookshire Photography happily took part in the day, capturing moments of delicate and sophisticated beauty with some of the prettiest cool blues and grays we’ve seen yet, styled by Lindsey Zamora.

slate grey wedding inspiration - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

From the stylist, Lindsey Zamora: I was so honored to design and style the summer workshop series by Jess Barfield and Taylor Lord. I am loving the dusty-blue color palette at the moment and even more in love when it is combined with grays and creams. The overall feel for the shoot was soft and romantic, a feeling that would be translated into every element. I loved how the bride’s wrap caught the light so perfectly and the effortless flow of the gauzy linen across the worn table; it is this juxtaposition that I seek out in every design.

tan wedding shoes - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

seeded eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

thistle wedding bouquet - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

wildflower bouquet - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

blue wedding ideas - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

tan wedding shoes - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

delicate wedding accessories - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

gold calligraphy - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Anne Brookshire: This is the styled shoot from the August 4th Jess Barfield & Taylor Lord Workshop! The designer/stylist Lindsey is so talented. She was inspired by the color of slate with blue tints & built the concept from there! I love the mix of soft & modern elements, as well as all the floral pieces that Lindsey foraged from her own backyard.

slate gray wedding inspiration - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

reception place settings - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

slate gray wedding inspiration - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

intimate wedding ideas - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

paper goods - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

eucalyptus topped cake - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

eucalyptus cake decorations - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography http://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration


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Photographer: Anne Brookshire Photography / Workshop Hosts: Jess Barfield and Taylor Lord / Event Design, Styling, and Floral Design: Lindsey Zamora / Venue: 333 First Avenue / Wedding Dress: Nordstrom / Hair and Makeup: Beauty & the Blush / Rentals: Juniper Rentals / Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Rachel Carl & Co

Chagrin Falls Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Hunter Photographic

Today’s couple had a specific vision in mind — vintage style with a touch of Southern charm. Thanks to a generous heaping of peach and apricot tones, deep plum, and of course some gold here and there, Katie and Joe achieved their classic vision with the help of Hunter Photographic, A Charming Fête, and Lowe’s Greenhouse. One touch we love – the couple displayed their engagement story on a kraft paper scroll at the reception!

Chagrin Falls wedding - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

From the bride, Katie: We were looking for a vintage style with a touch of southern charm. We wanted an intimate feel with our guests. Our color scheme was plum with peach/apricot. I feel that most everything was vintage and elegant.

wedding dress fashion - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

ivory peach bouquet - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

escort card ideas - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

engagement story displays - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Remember the wedding is about the 2 of you. No matter how mad friends and family make you with their demands, ideas and actions, just remember it all comes down to you two and the commitment you are making to one another and the beautiful life you are starting together.

first looks - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

reception tables - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

fruit centerpieces - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

floral tablescape ideas - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

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wedding signs - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

patterned place settings - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

peach wedding inspiration - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

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Chagrin Falls wedding - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding

ruffled wedding cakes - photo by Hunter Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/chagrin-falls-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Recessional: “Bittersweet Symphony”
First Dance: “Wanted,” Boyce Avenue

From the photographer, Hunter of Hunter Photographic: We worked with our beautiful couple Katie and Joe for over a year to help bring their vision to life of a natural, yet elegant, highly personalized wedding. Contrasting shades of peach and apricot were incorporated with rich lilac and plums, all fully accented with lush greenery. The end result was a beautiful timeless affair, full of carefully designed details that reflect both their love story and personal style. And of course, a few gilded details for a hint of elegance. The Club at Hillbrook, a historic tudor mansion with stunning natural surroundings and stone winding paths, provided the perfect setting as well as the indoor/outdoor space that Katie and Joe wanted. We worked with the florist to construct a gorgeous ceremony arch draped with 30 ft. long greenery garlands, bright floral groups, and flowing fabric to serve as the perfect backdrop for the outdoor ceremony. The floral design was such a huge part of this wedding. From Katie’s massive peach and cream bouquet with tousled vines to her maids loose and slightly asymmetric plum bundles, ­no detail was overlooked. Inside the reception space, recycled wood farm tables were lined with lush greenery garlands and pops of florals, candles and vintage compotes filled with freshly picked plums and apricots. Classic floral china chargers sat beside simple flatware tied perfectly with a snip of apricot velvet ribbon for a bit of rich texture. Custom menus were designed for the couple featuring a small silhouette of their two beloved black Chihuahuas, facing nose-­to­-nose. Custom toss pillows were also made for the vintage lounge area to reflect their four­legged friends. The story of their engagement at Kilkenny Castle in Ireland was scribed onto a sheet of oversized kraft paper and displayed at cocktail hour beside Irish love knot handkerchiefs. We styled the dessert table with vintage green depression ­era glass plates and piled on the French macarons, cream puffs and Funfetti cake pops (a special request from the groom). The star of the dessert table was a beautifully designed ruffle wedding cake from Hummingbird Bake Shop. The couple also offered signature cocktails to their guests, Moscow mules served in copper mugs (his) and peach bellinis (hers). A cigar bar was set­up on one of the outdoor terraces for guests to indulge. Aside from the design aspect, the family details and love witnessed at this wedding were positively unmatched! Beginning with the bride and her lovely maids getting ready in custom embroidered monogram oversized button­-ups, while exchanging gifts made from the bride’s grandmother’s wedding gown. A custom engraved pistol (quite proper indeed) was given as a gift from the bride to the groom. Especially important to Katie was a wood table top made by the bride’s grandfather signed by all of the guests in lieu of a traditional guest book. Beyond the carefully ­planned design and personal details, the tearful moments shared between family and captured mostly on film by Hunter Photographic became an integral part of this wedding story. This is a wedding where you can truly feel the love.

Wedding Location: Chagrin Falls, OH / Photographer: Hunter Photographic / Event Design, Planning, and Paper Products: A Charming Fête / Flowers: Lowe’s Greenhouse / Venue: The Club at Hillbrook / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Jenna Bella Salon / Makeup: Ramona Dauksa / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jim Hjelm / Groom’s Tuxedo: Black by Vera Wang / Wedding Cake: Hummingbird Bake Shop / Macarons: Meringue Bake Shop / Ceremony Music: Sonata Strings / Band: Grand Avenue Band / Vintage Furniture, Farm Tables and Chairs: Borrow Rentals / Chairs: Let’s Entertain / Wedding Invitations: Paper Trails / Programs: Wiregrass Weddings / Cinematographer: RAD Cinema

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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Century House Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Danielle Poff

Summer is finally starting to wind down a bit, which makes us appreciate relaxed, backyard celebrations like this one from Danielle Poff all the more. After some searching, Alexa and Eric were able to find the perfect venues for the backyard wedding feel they sought, topping the day off with impeccable floral arrangements from The Petal Co..

Century House wedding - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

From the bride, Alexa: We envisioned a backyard wedding feel for our big day but did not have an actual yard to use, so our venue locations were the closest to “backyard” that we could get! We also wanted it to be really relaxed and laid back, more of a party atmosphere. To keep with the summer wedding and light fresh feel we had an adorable lemonade stand as well!

chalk inspired invitations - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

Century House wedding - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

bohemian bridal looks - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

bohemian bridal party - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

wildflower wedding bouquet - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding
Flower recipe: For the bouquets the flowers used were gardenia branches, feverfew, garden roses, silver brunia and dusty miller. For the hanging macrame pots there were blackberry branches, seeded eucalyptus, garden roses, lemon leaf and mint. Centerpieces at the reception had feverfew, garden roses, mint, seeded eucalyptus, and dusty miller.

wedding party - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

Century House wedding - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

We had a color scheme that was mainly used for the bridal party attire and in some of the linens and floral arrangements. Yellow and gray have always been two of my favorite colors so I wanted those to be present in our big day! I wanted my girls to be comfortable so I let them chose any gray dress that they felt the best in! For the guys we kept it casual as well with yellow gingham shirts with cuffed sleeves and loose ties. Summers in Pleasanton are hot so I wanted everyone to feel comfortable! As far as DIY projects go there was quite a few! All of the invitation pats were hand stamped by my husband and me. One of my friends designed the stamps for us and we hand stamped them all! She also designed the program which we turned into a stamp and added a Popsicle stick, and an engagement photo to make a cute fan for guests while they were at the ceremony. The chalkboards at the reception were all done by me and our lotto scratcher favors were in tiny envelopes designed by my friend also.

Century House wedding - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

groom boutonnieres - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

chalk wedding signs - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

lemonade stands - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

Century House wedding - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It sounds cliche but go with your gut! If it’s something you and your fiance want then go for it! at the end of the day, you don’t want to have regrets about things you should have done! I got some flack for my very casual feel of the whole thing including my dress, open seating plan, and laid back approach. Once the wedding day was here though no ones opinions matter! all of our guest had a fabulous time and I couldn’t be more happy about our day! Some advice for the day of, again cliche, but don’t sweat the small stuff! Yes, little things will come up (for example we had flowers that were supposed to go around our cake tiers and the bakery just put them next to the cake) which could have been a problem I stressed about, but know one knew how it was supposed to be anyways and it still looked super cute! Another advice is DO A CAKE SMASH!! I have to say these are some of my favorite pics of our day. Since we did a First Look (also recommended) before the ceremony we already had so many nice and pretty pics so it was really fun to have the crazy pictures with cake on our face!

Century House wedding - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

firefighter weddings - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

wedding guest books - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

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illustrated cake toppers - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding

reception wedding cakes - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding
cake smash - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/century-house-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Parents’ Processional: “What a Wonderful World”
Bridal Party Processional: “Heartbeats,” Jose Gonzales
Bridal Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “I Do,” Colbie Caillat
First Dance: For our first dance we did something special. The best man had wrote an original song for us and him and the maid of honor (my sister) sang it to us live for our first song. Something I will treasure forever!
Father/Daughter Dance: “Isn’t She Lovely,” Stevie Wonder
Mother/Son Dance: “Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Wedding Location: Pleasanton, CA / Photographer: Danielle Poff / Florist: The Petal Co. / Ceremony Venue: The Century House / Reception Venue and Caterer: Handles Gastropub / Wedding Dress: For Love and Lemons / Wedding Shoes: Free People / Bangles: Styles For Less / Gift from Groom: Kate Spade Bangle / Hair and Makeup: Cambrie Littlefield / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Target, Forever 21, J. Crew, ModCloth, Revolve / Groom’s Outfit: Top- Banana Republic, Pants- H&M, Tie- Me & Matilda / Gift from Bride: Fossil Watch, Socks from Express / Wedding Cake: Noland’s Cake Shop / Cake Plates: Paula Lidberg (handmade by bride’s mother) with candy from Sweden to tie into her Swedish roots / Cake Topper: ThePixelette / Ceremony Guitarist: Thomas Baker / DJ: DJ Pete of Eastwood Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Adriane Harcourt / Film Processing: Little Film Lab / Videographer: CH Productions / Transportation: Vintage Fire truck from Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department (father is a retired Firefighter)

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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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Winona Lake Elopement

Elopements

Photos by:

Colagrossi Studio

As we slowly shift gears to cozying up for Fall, this elopement from our very own Amy’s sister is the perfect way to kickstart our Fall weddings. When you come across an elopement this sweet, it can be pretty tempting to throw away all of your seating plans and spend your wedding day with just your honey like Chloe and Evan chose to do with their adorable baby. One of the few witnesses of their nuptials was Colagrossi Studio, who was there to record all of the day’s sweetness for posterity.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

From the bride, Chloe: I was interested in a vintage styled wedding with a rustic feel. It was important for me to keep things simple and elegant, yet fun. Some adjectives that describe the look of my wedding would be rustic, vintage, woodsy, bohemian, and elegant. There wasn’t necessarily a color scheme, but I did incorporate soft, blush pinks into both my flowers and high-heels. Most of the wedding was DIY, from my floral headband to the ceremonial arch decor. We made a bohemian-styled tent from multicolored blankets that draped over tree branches, along with several decorative paper projects.

pink wedding shoes - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

bride getting ready - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

groom looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

balloon first looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

first looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement
Flower recipe: Spray roses, echinacea pods, billy balls, lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, overtime babies breath, waxflower.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

elopement processional - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

wedding ceremony - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

wedding ceremony recessional - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

bridal cover ups - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? There are so many decisions to be made when planning your wedding, so remember to take a deep breath and slow down when you need to. The ultimate goal of your wedding should be to enjoy yourselves, each other’s company, and to celebrate the love that the two of you share.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

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Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

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Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

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newlyweds with cupcakes - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement


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Wedding Music:
“I Will Follow You into the Dark,” Bright Eyes
“First Day of My Life,” Bright Eye s(this was the song that we walked out into the field while played by Corey Drake on the guitar)
“Such Great Heights,” Postal Service
“You and I,” Wilco

Colagrossi Studios also made a video – take a quick minute or two to watch it:

Wedding Location: Winona Lake, IN / Photographer and Videographer: Colagrossi Studio / Florist: Stephanie Morris of Creative Floral Designs / Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini via David’s Bridal / Desserts: Betty’s Cake Shop / Musician: Corey Drake, guitar

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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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Fallingwater Barn Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Veronica Varos

Few homes in America are more iconic than Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, so when we saw this beautiful wedding hosted in the nearby barn, we couldn’t wait to share it with you all! Veronica Varos Photography captured Mary and James’ wedding day, which was simple and rustic yet impactful and vibrant.

Fallingwater Barn wedding - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

From the bride, Mary: Our wedding was rustic and simple with a burst of color. We wanted to keep things simple, incorporating pieces we love (sheepskins, blue ball jars, basket from home that stored our programs) lots of lush leafy greens, and little details that were us.

pink wedding shoes - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

bright wedding bouquet - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Roses, Peonies, Seeded Eucalyptus, Tulips, Ranunculus, Italian Ruscus.

wedding ceremony signs - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

wedding program signs - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

barn weddings - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

wedding ceremony streamers - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

Everything was created by us in some way, our save the dates, invitations, name cards and programs we’re designed by James himself, the tassel garland was made by Mary and her maid of honor/best friend Mallory, the twine / green table settings were made by the mother of the bride and Mallory’s mom. All flower arrangements including bouquets and boutonnieres were designed and arranged by the bride and her MOH.

barn weddings - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

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wild centerpieces - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

wedding reception inspiration - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

barn weddings - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Do what feels right and keep it simple! All the little things you think you wish you had a few days before the wedding, you’ll laugh at the day after and be glad you didn’t run those extra miles. All that matters is it’s your day — you saw all the people you love and you can now say you are married to your best friend.

barn weddings - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

rainy wedding portraits - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

barn weddings - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

chalkboard signs - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

Fallingwater Barn wedding - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

barn weddings - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

cake tables - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

nighttime weddings - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding

Fallingwater Barn wedding - photo by Veronica Varos http://ruffledblog.com/fallingwater-barn-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Wedding Bells,” Beach House
Recessional: “This Must be the Place,” Talking Heads
First Dance: “At Last,” Etta James
DJ/dancing: Soul and Motown- our favorite!

Wedding Location: Mill Run, PA / Photographer: Veronica Varos Photography / Event Design: Kate Andyjohn / Flowers: Bride and Maid of Honor / Venue: Barn at Fallingwater / Wedding Dress: Rachel Comey / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Caterer: The Stonehouse Inn / Wedding Cake: Red Velveteen / DJ: Tom Dechristofaro / Wedding Invitations: James Acklin

White Barn Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Hot Metal Studio

This wedding suits us just perfectly for spring, with its bright coral hues, fabric streamers, and beyond adorable kitty cat cake pops. We’re pretty keen on the couple’s “anniversary pinata” idea as a guestbook – be sure to check it out! Thanks to Hot Metal Studio and Elaine Pisarcik for doing such gorgeous work here.

first looks - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

From the bride, Haley: We met in middle school and wanted to go with a crafty paper homemade wedding, to symbolize simplicity and our childhood together! We tied in some school day themes with the brown paper lunch bags, and his hand written notes from middle school made an appearance. He loves to camp, so our flag tee pee and cake topper were very boy scout/summer camp looking haha :) We both loved the rustic feel to the barn and knew immediately that’s what we wanted when we walked in! For the floral design, we used lots of succulents and we were going with the wildflower mint and coral look. We wanted the flowers to be loose and flow-y and some even drape down the bouquet… our florist rocked!

rustic boutonnieres - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

groom boutonnieres - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

orange wedding ideas - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

first looks - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

seeded eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

coral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

White Barn wedding - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

Our colors were mint, coral, and sparkly gold! We crafted for months for the wedding! (Thanks mom!!) Here are some of the DIY projects: A light up LOVE marquee sign, spray painted gold, a tee pee arbor with blue and coral flags (Chad made!), wooden pallet bar (Chad made!), a ripped fabric banner for the bridal table, and my all time favorite… our light up frame that was hanging behind our seats at the bridal table… the frame was mint and we had the globe marquee lights outlining the frame. Inside of the frame were hearts, the hearts were all the notes that Chad had written me from middle school… some of them even saying “Someday you’ll be Mrs. Helbling.” How cute!

ceremony decor - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

baby's breath ceremony aisle - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

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wedding ceremony - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

rustic reception ideas - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

fabric escort cards - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

fabric escort cards - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

rustic wedding reception - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

White Barn wedding - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

anniversary pinata guestbook - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

anniversary pinata guestbook - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take it SLOW! Everyone always says “Oh honey it goes by so fast” ..and even though I didn’t want to listen it totally flew by. Make sure you have a wonderful photographer (which we did) because they will capture every moment you may have missed while chatting with your man’s Aunt Susie.

reception ideas - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

streamer reception decor - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

reception ideas - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

wedding inspiration - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

cake table - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

cat cake pops - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

personal wedding details - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

rustic cake toppers - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

first dances - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding

sparkler getaway - photo by Hot Metal Studio http://ruffledblog.com/white-barn-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “All I Want Is You,” Barry Louis Polisar
Bride’s Processional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
Recessional: “She Said Yes,” Mumford and Sons
Bridal Party Entrance: “Countdown,” Beyonce
Newlywed Entrance: “XO,” Beyonce
First Dance: “You and I,” Ingrid Michaelson
Cake Cutting: “Sugar Sugar,” The Archies
Bouquet Toss: “Run the world (Girls),” Beyonce
Garter Toss: “Gz and Hustlahs,” Snoop Dogg

Wedding Location: Prospect, PA / Photographer: Hot Metal Studio / Flowers: Elaine Pisarcik / Venue: The White Barn / Wedding Dress: Maggie Soterro “Bernadette” / Hair: Alyssa Lippert / Makeup: Hallie Dunbar / Groom’s Suit: Jack Threads / Caterer and Cake: Medure’s / Cookie Table: Chad’s family’s sweet neighbor made all the cookies / Band: Adam and the Black Water River Band / DJ: b boy productions / Wedding Invitations: Spins and Grins

Pecan Springs Ranch Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Sometimes there’s just no topping a Texas ranch wedding. Everything about this Pecan Springs ranch wedding has our hearts pitter-pattering, like the color scheme of coral and mint, the flowers by Paige One Events & Production, and that impeccable Jenny Packham gown, of course. Al Gawlik Photography worked wonders here!

Pecan Springs Ranch wedding - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

From the bride, Alyssa: Benjamin and I envisioned a very intimate and fun wedding day, with the emphasis on everyone being together and the joining of our families. Our color palette was decidedly spring with strong pops of coral and mint with hints of gold as an accent. We have a great love for the outdoors, so we wanted to bring the outdoors inside in an elegant way. We used natural wood elements on all of the tables and for an especially unique cake stand.

Jenny Packham wedding dress - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

bridesmaids in robes - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

beaded wedding gowns - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Hydrangea, stock, roses, garden roses, ranunculus, astilbe, dahlia, seeded eucalyptus, tulips, baby’s breath, Queen Anne’s lace, scented geranium, snow on the mountain, assorted greenery, snapdragons.

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Pecan Springs Ranch wedding - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

Our color scheme balanced coral and mint with pops of peach and muted pinks. We used gold as an accent to tie together many of the decorative elements. All of the wood table rounds and gorgeous cake stand were all DIY, cut, crafted and varnished by hand.

wedding ceremony - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

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escort cards - photo by Al Gawlik Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pecan-springs-ranch-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? The best advice I would give to anyone planning their wedding is to take it one step at a time. At times, wedding planning can seem very overwhelming so it is important to pace yourself. More importantly, I would remind Brides to keep everything in perspective and don’t sweat the small stuff. Your wedding day is about love, friendship, and fun so planning should be too!

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Question,” Old 97s
Bride’s Processional: “Ten Leap Years,” Dawn & Hawkes
Ceremony: “Yours and Mine,” Dawn & Hawkes
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
First Dance: “Lucky,” Kat Edmonson

Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Al Gawlik Photography / Event Coordination and Flowers: Paige One Events & Production / Venue: Pecan Springs Ranch / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham via Blush Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Accessories: BHLDN / Bridesmaids Dresses, Groom’s Suit, and Groomsmen’s Ties: J. Crew / Caterer: Verdes Mexican Parrilla / Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Sweet Treets Bakery / Band: Dawn & Hawkes / DJ: DJ Jim of GoBo Entertainment / Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates: Wedding Paper Divas / Videographer: PhotoHouse Films / Transportation: ATX Party Bus

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Bulles de Joie

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

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

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

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

See you soon!
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One World Theatre Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Awake Photography

All it took was one look at bride Courtney’s wedding dress, and we were in love. Can you blame us? It isn’t every day you come across a bride willing to inject a little color and pattern into her wedding gown, much less do The Worm while wearing it at her reception! One other thing we adore about this wedding — not only was it a special day for the obvious reasons, but it was also the 30th birthday for both the bride AND the groom. Thanks to Paige of Awake Photography for capturing this beauty.

One World Theatre wedding - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/one-world-theatre-wedding

From the bride, Courtney: We had a lot of contributing factors in determining the details, style and theme of our wedding. First and foremost it was both my and my husband’s 30th birthdays. We were born on the very same day, year and everything, and decided that we would celebrate our Birthdays and love together. It was a little difficult to decorate for a birthday/wedding because we wanted the elegance of a wedding but the fun of a 30th Birthday Party. Our friends and families flew in from all over the country to join our little celebration (in the middle of the week) making it a destination wedding and in the end we just wanted to make our guests feel comfortable and enjoy the party.

kraft wedding invitations - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/one-world-theatre-wedding

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Bouquet recipe: Seeded eucalyptus with stock flowers, white roses, and hydrangeas.

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purple bridesmaids dresses - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/one-world-theatre-wedding

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Because so few guests knew us as a couple we focused on a some details to make our guests feel more included in our journey. My in-laws were very generous and invited all the guests to the rehearsal dinner where we were played a slide show that one of the bridesmaids’ mothers put together for Davy and I. We also tailored our ceremony to compliment us as a couple. Nothing generic, we wanted the words the officiant said to actually carry meaning for us, we wrote our own vows and let doves go as a symbol of our love and new journey. We also littered small meaningful tributes to our family members that our no longer with us, like my mother (22 years ago we let a dove go at my mother’s funeral… the dove on our invitations, place cards and pillows were in fact a nod to my mother, and then my dad surprised us with two doves to release at the last minute) . We wanted it to be classic and elegant yet casual and simple.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/one-world-theatre-wedding

groom and groomsmen - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/one-world-theatre-wedding

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wedding dove release - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/one-world-theatre-wedding

Besides having a somewhat rustic yet romantic 30th birthday theme thing going on but I also tried to keep things cohesive with an overall wine theme. With some help, we managed to get a hold of quite a few wine, mini wine and champagne bottles as well as corks. We used the wine bottles as centerpieces and decor around the venue and dessert table. We used corks to hold the escort cards, and gave out custom Travel Corkscrews as favors. All of our decorations were DIY: I cleaned and spray painted all the wine bottles, stained all the wooden bases for the centerpieces, made the table numbers, spray painted black Ikea lanterns gold for centerpieces and to flank the aisle, sewed and screened all of the canvas pillows, made the canvas “Happy Birthday Omlsteds Banner”, made the cork place card holders, designed and made dove escort cards, all the signs, and did the guestbook as well.

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One World Theatre wedding - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/one-world-theatre-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their wedding day now? The sense of smell can help evoke powerful and vivid memories, one of the best things my husband and did before our wedding was pick out new cologne and perfume together. We went to Neiman Marcus and worked with a salesman to narrow it down to three options each, ultimately giving the other person the final say. Now when we wear our new scents the smells take us right back to our wedding day and all those feelings come rushing back. To match colors from the stationery to dresses, flowers, tablecloths and decorations can be really difficult, so keep in mind that you may have to be flexible to keep it affordable. This sort of thing may not matter to you but if it does, consider making your primary color something you know doesn’t vary wildly. Last but NOT least… it is only one silly day! When you think about your wedding don’t focus on the details, focus on the celebration and love. Envision yourself enjoying every minute of it and not minding when things go wrong. Almost everything you could think of went wrong at our wedding, BUT at the end of the day I had an amazing husband I get to spend the rest of my life with and that matters a whole lot more than having one perfect day.

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wedding getaway - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/one-world-theatre-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Don’t Stop Believing,” Vitamin String Quartet (per my husbands request, actually he picked most the songs)
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Newlywed Introduction: “You’re My Best Friend,” Queen
First Dance: “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding
Father/Daughter Dance: “Father Daughter,” Paul Simon
Mother/Son Dance: “Days Like This,” Van Morrison
Sparkler Exit: “On My Way,” Rusted Root

Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Awake Photography / Flowers: Whole Foods / Venue: One World Theatre / Wedding Dress: Tadashi / Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane via Rent the Runway / Hair: Blo Blow Dry Bar / Makeup: Face Kandy / Groom’s Suit: Jos A Bank / Caterer and Desserts: Word of Mouth / Wedding Cake: gluten/dairy/soy-free cakes from Delish / DJ: DJ Greenbelt / Officiant: Kim Sessions / Wedding Invitations and Logo: Pen and Palates Design and Lettering / Videographer: Russ Pecoraro

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Home Sweet Flowers

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

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

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Gold, Black & White Baby Shower

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A few months ago, I had my baby shower hosted by my in-laws while we were visiting Michigan for the holidays. Since it was the end of December, we went for a NYE inspired shower, with a color palette that would be perfect for a bridal shower or a wedding as well: black, white and gold. A gender neutral palette perfect for a coed shower.



We had a candy buffet table for favors, with all white M&Ms, Champagne Bubbles, Jordan Almonds and Pearl Dots from Temptation Candy. We used glassine bags and stickers from Minted for guests to take them home in. The candy jars and novelty milk bottles are from Koyal Wholesale.


1. Milk bottles 2. Starburst sign 3. Striped fabric for tablecloth 4. Jordan Almonds 5. Heart closure stickers 6. Apothecary jars 7. Treats table card / 8. Champagne bubbles

The flowers were one of my favorite things! Fifty Flowers sent us flowers a few days before the shower so the blooms could adapt and open. We got 5 bunches of seeded eucalyptus, one pack of Centerpiece with Height Combo and a small order of Polar Star White Rose. This was plenty for 10 tables so we had extras for a large arrangement for the cake table. If you’re DIYing your own flowers, open the boxes and place the flowers in buckets with water in a cool place out of the sun. We stored them in the basement for about 3 days till the morning of the shower, this was enough time to let the flower buds open. The morning before the shower, my mother-in-law and I started arranging them in these glasses from Ikea that mimicked our origami backdrop. Creating these centerpieces were so much fun! We randomly picked a mix of each flower and filler, and we ended up with a unique arrangement for each table.



The flowers in these arrangements are ranunculus, roses, snapdragons, white freesia and tulips, seeded eucalyptus, and bells of Ireland were used in the tall arrangement on the cake + sweets table.

Check back later this week for the tutorial on how to make the gold backdrop!

Resources: Candy: M&Ms, Champagne Bubbles, Jordan Almonds, and Pearl Dots from Temptation Candy / Apothecary jars, striped paper straws and glass milk bottles: Koyal Wholesale / Tablecloth: Fabric.com (Premier Prints) / Cake topper: DIY with tinsel / Cake: Chocolate Bar Cafe / Vases: Ikea glasses / Flowers: DIY with wholesale flowers / Invitations, signs and stickers: Minted

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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New Year’s Eve Cleveland Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Suzuran Photography

Where do I even begin with this wedding? Rachel and Jeff wanted their wedding to be “vintage with a modern twist,” and brought in just the right amount of gold and Art Deco influence to carry out their dream. They found the absolute ideal location for their vision in Cleveland’s The Arcade, which is so beyond gorgeous and steeped in history that it has its own place on the National Register of Historic Places. With Suzuran Photography behind the camera and Lisa Daniel Floral Design in control of the stunning flowers, this is a wedding Daisy Buchanan would surely envy.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: We envisioned a wedding that was vintage with a modern twist. The venue alone is spectacular so I made sure not to take away from that. The Arcade is a classic since 1890 and was one of the first large-scale indoor mercantile center in the United States. It was the first building in Cleveland and the 9th in the country to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its elegant grandeur was the reason for choosing a New Year’s Eve wedding. So after picking a venue with such beautiful architectural details full of history and securing our New Year’s Eve date, I envisioned a party rich in glitz, glam and all things that sparkle. I went to school for merchandising and have a love for all things vintage so there was a ton of fun had when stylizing the details. I chose items/decorations I knew I could use as accessories in my house after the wedding. There were even a few unsuccessful times when Jeff tried to talk me out of taking pieces from our home to use as stylized items for the wedding.

New Year's weddings - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

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pink succulent bouquets - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Light pink/peach/white tulips, brunia berries, pink proteas, seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, sage, white ranunculus, champagne roses, garden roses (light pinks and peaches), spray roses, air plants, succulents, white stock, peach, light pink peonies, waxflower, anemones.


New Year's Eve cleveland wedding - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

As for a color scheme, I’ve also been pretty obsessed with anything gold for the past few years so I knew that was an absolute must. Other than that, I told my bridesmaids that I wanted them to wear all different dresses and to envision a glitzed out New Year’s Eve, over-the-top kind of party full of texture, sequins and glitter. I gave them a few inspirational photos to run with along with my pinterest board but of course had the final say. Oh, did I forget to mention that I planned everything from sunny South Florida? Since I couldn’t be home in Ohio to go dress shopping with my girls, I figured this would be easier to let them pick out a dress they’d actually wear again. Thank goodness for technology! When it came down to seeing them all together in their dresses the day of the wedding, I couldn’t have envisioned it better.

nighttime wedding ceremonies - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

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nighttime wedding ceremony - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

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I bought all of my bridesmaids vintage hankies and stitched “no ugly crying” on them. My mother and grandmas got “I love you” ones. Mom helped with a lot. She found the large alarm clock neon and removed the old diner looking photo with an engagement photo of Jeff and I done by Sondra Kelly at NE Meadow Studio (not sure if you need any of these photos or not) and then proceeded to slathered it in gold paint. I gave her inspiration photos and ideas and she ran with it. She made the “Pop, Fizz, Clink” sign along with the “Happy New Year” sign. Then lastly the fun glittery gold arrows that pointed guests in the right direction. My mom enlisted my brother-in-law’s artsy brother to make the Arcade/Rachel and Jeff’s New Year’s Eve Wedding sign as well. He did it by hand after looking at our wedding invitation.

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art deco wedding sign - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

art deco reception - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

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unique guest book - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

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newlyweds dancing - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay true to who you are. One of the greatest compliments I received was about how the wedding was so “Jeff and Rachel”. Having said that, as you are planning the wedding of your dreams, flash forward 30 plus years and ask yourself the tough question, am I going to like that aspect or look back and think what was I thinking? Also, don’t be afraid to use everyday, household items to help stylize your big day. It should be an inviting environment that spews “Jeff and Rachel” or “Mary and Joseph” or whomever you may be!

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Arrival of Birds and Transformation,” Cinematic Orchestra
Recessional: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” The Beach Boys
Bride/Groom Entrance: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” Wham
First Dance: “Oceans,” Hillsong United
Cake Cutting: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” Ella Fitzgerald
Garter Toss: “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer
Bouquet Toss: “Settle Down,” No Doubt

Wedding Location: Cleveland, OH / Photographer: Suzuran Photography / Flowers: Lisa Daniel Floral Design / Wedding Venue: The Arcade / Wedding Dress: Anna Maier via Chic Parisien, Coral Gables, FL / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Earrings: Kate Spade / Cocktail Ring and Hair Brooch: Henri Bendel / Reception Dress: A 1950s dress I found at a high end vintage consignment store in Boca Raton, FL. I never anticipated changing out of my beautiful wedding dress, however I went to the store looking for a shower/rehearsal dinner dress and the owner wouldn’t let me leave without trying it on after explaining to her that I was getting married on New Year’s Eve. It fit me like a glove and the rest was history. / Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse, Black by Vera Wang / DJ: DJ Larry / Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates: DIY and then sent off to a local printer

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Concertina Press

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

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

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

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

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