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Beach Wedding Inspiration with Sequin Gowns

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Les Amis Photo

Have we ever mentioned how much we love the idea of non-traditional wedding gowns? Because we really, really do. Take this styled shoot from Les Amis Photo, Il Profumo dei Fiori, and Oliveta Design for example — not only is there a stunning white lace wedding gown, but also shown are two sequined gowns that would be perfect for bridesmaids and bride alike. That Tom Ford gown especially has us madly in love!

beach wedding inspiration with sequin gowns - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

From the photographers, Les Amis Photo: We wanted to create, in collaboration with Oliveta design, a romantic and twilight style at the same time and provide a setting that recalls a wedding and a gala. The flowers’ bucolic colors, from a wedding inspiration, are in contrast with the elegant and luxurious tones of evening dresses. The pinks and white palettes are therefore in contrast with black and pink sequin evening dresses, with plates and the elegant stationery. The melancholy spirit and the dreamy ocean atmosphere on a windy day are the theme of this shooting in all its phases.

sequin gown - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

beach wedding inspiration with sequin gowns - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

light pink rose bouquet - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

beach wedding inspiration with sequin gowns - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

wavy wedding hair - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

beach wedding inspiration with sequin gowns - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

romantic beach wedding - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

sequin wedding gown - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

beach wedding inspiration with sequin gowns - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

organic place setting - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

romantic beach tablescape - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

beach wedding inspiration with sequin gowns - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

beach wedding ideas - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

romantic place setting - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

beach wedding inspiration with sequin gowns - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

romantic wedding cake - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

sequin bridesmaids - photo by Les Amis Photo http://ruffledblog.com/beach-wedding-inspiration-with-sequin-gowns

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Les Amis Photo

Florist

Il Profumo dei Fiori

Wedding Dress

Couture Hayez

Party Dresses

Tom Ford, Givenchy

Place Settings and Decor

Oliveta Design

Daily Pick

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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Sequined Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

Sponsored, Wedding Design

As if the scenery in today’s shoot wasn’t gorgeous enough on its own, it’s enhanced even further by the jaw-dropping dresses from Sorella Vita. Can we just take a moment to praise those sequin gowns? Big thank you to Amore Events by Cody, Rachel May Photography and a whole team of talented vendors!

Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

sequined bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

sequined bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

Did you know that Essense of Australia, the dreamy design gown power house has three sister labels? Sorella Vita, Stella York and Martina Liana.

Sequined gown lovers, rejoice! Sorella Vita is the bridesmaid dress label to check out when you’re sourcing the right sparkly dresses for your gals.

The new metallic collection color palette is right on point for Fall weddings with moody blues and blacks, in addition to our beloved gold, blush pink and silver tones. We don’t even need to mention how perfect they are for Holiday weddings and summer soirees, because sequins and metallics. ‘Nuff said.

dahlia bouquet - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

lace wedding gown - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

gold sequin bridesmaid dress - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

And if you’re looking for the perfect sparkly number for an engagement party, cocktail hour or holiday party, girlfriend, this is it. Sorella Vita that is. Lucky will be the bridesmaids who get to wear these pretties, because you can rock these sequined dresses in so many different ways post wedding. They’re versatile and sophisticated.

Select from a fun, midi-length tank style, a front-gathered low-v neckline silhouette, a blouson design with delicate straps, or an amazing back view with a low cowl neck and cap sleeves – each gown comes in all five matte-sequin colors: gold, blush, silver, black and navy. Find the nearest store here.

Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

romantic Virginia estate wedding inspiration - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

pink and red bouquet - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

sequined bridesmaid dresses by Sorella Vita - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

sequined bridesmaid dresses by Sorella Vita - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

The gown is by Stella York, the other sister label from Essense. They had just introduced The Stella York Fall 2015 Wedding Dress Collection and the wedding gown you see here is one of them!

The Stella York designers took lace to the next level with new, fashion-forward wedding gowns. With so many spectacular variations, you’ll be hard pressed to pick a fave. Just take a look at their wedding gown gallery and you will see what I mean. From classic and romantic looks to modern and sexy variations – there’s a gown in the collection for every style.

sequined bridesmaid dresses by Sorella Vita- photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

modern place setting - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

sequined bridesmaid dresses by Sorella Vita - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

sequined bridesmaid dresses by Sorella Vita - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

wedding flowers and sequined bridesmaid dresses - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

sequined bridesmaid dresses by Sorella Vita - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

gold wedding cake - photo by Rachel May Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-virginia-estate-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Romantic California Wedding in Buena Park

Romantic Weddings

We love a bride who knows what she wants — and ever since high school, bride Rina knew she wanted her wedding day to be filled with pink, gold, and black. On her special day with beau Juan, she stuck true to her vision and brought along the talented Candice Benjamin Photography, Amazing Blooms Studios, and CCL Weddings to make everything a reality!

romantic California wedding in Buena Park - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

From the bride, Rina: We really wanted our wedding to reflect both our personalities and the things we love. We went for a simple, elegant and fun style. Since I was in high school, I’ve always wanted my wedding colors to be blush pink and gold with black accent which we integrated in the bridesmaid dresses, flowers, decorations, favors etc. Our favorite things were incorporated in the little details of the wedding. The Mickey Mouse silhouette hidden in our wedding cake, the mini dog/cat figures on our cake topper, my love of books is shown through our dessert backdrop and escort cards, our fun humor in the favors, our love/obsession with desserts.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

bridal accessories - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

glitter wedding heels - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

bridesmaids - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

white wedding bouquet - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

ceremony seating - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

ceremony setup - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

ceremony flowers - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

ceremony details - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

wedding ceremony - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

ceremony traditions - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

ceremony recessional - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

wedding portraits - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

I truly believe that the ceremony is the most important part of the wedding day. It’s the time when you declare your love and make an unbreakable vow (Harry Potter reference lol) to each other so we wanted it to be extra special. We had a confetti bar where our guests can mix and match their confetti to shower us as we walk down the aisle as newlyweds. Juan and I integrated a tree planting ceremony for our love of nature and hiking.

reception ideas - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

table numbers - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

wedding guest ideas - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

wedding centerpiece - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

table numbers - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

sweetheart table - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

cake table - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

wedding cake - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

wedding cake with eucalyptus - photo by Candice Benjamin Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-california-wedding-in-buena-park

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Mountain Wedding in Colorado

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Cassidy Brooke

Cassidy Brooke‘s weddings always seem to stop us in our tracks, and Katie and Chad’s big day is no exception. The couple relied on their own vision and the talents of Sarah Viera Events to create a backyard casual wedding with a hint of glam, using a color palette of gold, blush, and ivory to make everything as dreamy as possible.

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

From the bride, Katie: We wanted to create an environment that was a bit glamorous, a hint of backyard casual, welcoming and definitely unique! Even though we had a larger guest list, we wanted everyone to feel like they were at a party we were throwing – not a huge event. Our colors were gold, blush and ivory.

wedding rings - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

bridesmaid robes - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

flower crown - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

wedding jewelry - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

peach bouquet - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado
Flower recipe: The bridesmaids had white roses and baby’s breath, and mine was full of the perfect blush roses, baby’s breath and lambs ear! The pop of fuzzy soft green made all the difference! The groomsmen had succulents, and my husbands had a small blush rose along with the succulent to stand out just a bit.

unique bridesmaid dresses - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

wedding party - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

unique bridesmaid dresses - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

I spent many hours cutting, sewing, painting and gluing! We DIYed gold glitter arrows that led guests down a path to the ceremony, fake sparklers since our venue wouldn’t allow for the real thing, our table markers that hung from the ceiling, which coordinated with the table markers attached to a glass bottle filled with amazing pink sparking water- which doubled as our favors! We DIYed our guest book, which was a large beach my father in law made, which we had everyone sign. He also built our amazing arbor out of trees that actually had been burned in the large forest fires we had in town a couple years ago.

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

ceremony arch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

We also found these amazing vintage 100 year old doors, that my father in law made into an amazing entrance for me! Since our ceremony was all outdoors, I still was able to hide and have a “all eyes on me” moment. We also chose to DIY our cakes! One of my favorite details about our wedding was the 12 cakes my mom made for our day, each of which we decorated a bit differently. That was a favorite project because my mom, grandmother and maid of honor all came together and iced the cakes. They were eaten so quickly my husband and I didn’t even taste any! We had a larger focus cake that was brushed with gold that we saved for the actual cake cutting – I’m so glad we did!

glam wedding reception - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

gold glitter wedding - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

glam indoor reception - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t take on too much, and don’t plan too far ahead! We had a year and a half to plan, which was great in the beginning, but I ended up having so much time that I kept thinking of all the great “easy” projects I could do- and that quickly turned into way too much to handle. And of course – communicate! Communicate your vision and what you see for that day together, and keep that in the front of your thoughts throughout everything your planning.

gold glam reception - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

reception chairs - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

wedding reception - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

mountain wedding in Colorado - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/mountain-wedding-in-colorado

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Lovelier Than You,” B.O.B.
First Dance: “Free,” Zac Brown Band
We wanted our reception to get everyone on the dance floor (Spruce has a breathtaking outdoor dance floor). Chad and I talk fondly of our memories together in college on the dance floor so that was very important to us. We played mostly new music from the radio: pop, rap, country- as long as you could dance to it- we wanted it! We stayed away from the typical songs because it was important to us that the songs reflected what we like to dance to. We even had a 90s throwback hour – where the DJ played songs we had pre-picked from our middle school/high school memories!

Check out the wedding film from Kyle Koziol:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cassidy Brooke

Event Planning

Sarah Viera Events

Venue

Spruce Mountain Ranch

Wedding Dress

Sarah Seven

Wedding Shoes

BHLDN

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering

Tony Rosacci's Fine Catering

Wedding Cake

Sugarplum Cake Shoppe

Videography

Kyle Koziol

Daily Pick

Sue Gallo Designs

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are big lovers of flowers! We live and breath in their beauty and all things pretty. As a fresh floral and event company in Hamilton, On., our passion is to create a beautiful celebrations of love. Our designs are the perfect pairing of garden chic and laid back elegance with a whole lot of fabulousness. We see flowers as a big component to any celebration. Together we collaborate the story of you and carefully craft components that are thoughtfully gathered and stunningly styled. Defining your vision for a singular day to beautifully mark that special moment in your lives to celebrate, relish and remember.

From intimate back yard celebrations to elaborate affairs our services are crafted with each of our couples personal style and unique vision in mind.

We’d love the chance to meet you to discuss this fabulous wedding you are planning and to tell you more about Sue Gallo Designs and how we can bring your vision to fruition.

We can’t wait to meet you and make your celebration remarkable!

Serving Niagara Wine Country, The Greater Hamilton Toronto Area, Muskoka, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Areas

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Italian Villa Dinner Party Inspired Wedding

Romantic Weddings

LA’s Carondelet House is as popular a wedding venue as ever, and yet we never tire of seeing it. When it comes to creating effortless glamour, well, they’ve cornered the market. Jenn and Chris planned their wedding with the help of Joyeuse Photography, Fleuretica, and Joyce Kim Weddings, and we love their refreshing approach for decor — Jenn says she designed everything as if she were decorating her own home!

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

From the bride, Jennifer: Chris and I first met in SF at a singles Valentine’s Day dinner party thrown by a mutual friend, not one intended to introduce people to their “special someone” but more in the vein of “this holiday sucks. I’ll cook so if you’re not doing anything, come over.” We went on our first date several months later, and five years to the DAY since that first date, we got married in my hometown of LA.

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

wedding dress - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

pale pink bouquet - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

bridal party - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

elegant wedding dress back - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Our dream wedding was inspired by an Italian Villa dinner party and a gorgeous venue like Carondelet House really made it easy for that to become reality. I approached the entire wedding planning process as if I were decorating my home; I was far more focused on creating a certain ambiance over incorporating colors and schemes, although admittedly, I’ll always be partial to the color gold! If it felt “warm, romantic, and soft”, I was pretty much game.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Starting with the outfit of this fabulous party host aka my wedding dress, I wore a classically Jenny Packham beaded sheath dress which matched the old-school glamour of Carondelet House perfectly. It was also important that I looked and felt comfortable, still in keeping with a glamorous Italian-Villa-owning-party-host! To go with my relaxed and romantic gown, I had a wildflower bouquet of loosely arranged seasonal blooms like dahlias & ranunculi added in with my personal favourite, astilbe. Similar blooms in a mixture of mini bud vases and mason jars, along with candles galore were scattered across the dinner tables. I wanted to keep flowers fairly minimal in keeping with the relaxed intimate dinner vibe, just enough to accent the natural beauty of Carondelet House (exposed brick, bright windows and dazzling chandeliers). Everything was set against a white backdrop with streaming lights and smilax vines which I felt really punctuated the entire room with romance!

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

guest book table - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

wedding reception backdrop - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

In addition to instilling a “warm and inviting” quality throughout the wedding, Chris and I also cared a lot about incorporating special touches that reflected who we were. So what exactly reflects us? If you were to ask that to our guests, they would unanimously answer “they love to eat”. So not surprisingly, we wanted to highlight our shared love of grub. For example, our table names were the names of our favourite restaurants which were calligraphed onto beautiful antique gold mirrors. We used French ivory paper lace doilies with guests’ names calligraphed in gold as place cards which looked so elegant when laid out onto the reclaimed wood tables . We had pictures in gold frames featuring photos of us from many of our most memorable meals, including one from our engagement which took place at of course, a restaurant (with the help from my favourite chef, Thomas Keller). We had our dinner menu assembled into cootie catchers and straw flags with food related trivia about us. Additionally, we featured this one project poster that listed every single restaurant Chris and I had ever dined in together during our 5 years of dating, along with who we dined with, obviously many of whom were our guests. This last detail was particularly rewarding as rarely does my my addiction to list-making/documenting benefit someone other than just myself.

lace sweetheart table - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Our wedding was truly an unforgettable night, and although I was so happy that all my RuffledBlog inspirations came true, all that really mattered were the vows we made to love each other forever surrounded by all those we hold dear. Actually (sorry, humblebrag alert!), the owner of the villa somehow got a hold of this footage and asked if he could feature it on their website. Quoting him, “it was the most touching, endearing video I have ever seen created at Carondelet House. It truly captured the essence of a beautiful couple on a beautiful day.” Chris and I are very aware of the insane videoediting talent of Amari Productions, in addition to the glamorous wardrobe and makeup that helped us look our best that day. However, we still believe that essence he was referring to was also because of our deeply rooted love that just radiated through, especially as it multiplied from all the additional love we were showered from our family and friends. We were super flattered and needless to say, we continue to visit Carondelet House’s homepage from time to time!

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

mirror decor - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

Italian villa dinner party inspired wedding - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

wedding cake table - photo by Joyeuse Photography http://ruffledblog.com/italian-villa-dinner-party-inspired-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Watch the emotional and touching film from Amari Productions:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Joyeuse Photography

Florist

Fleuretica

Day-Of Coordination

Joyce Kim Weddings

Venue

Carondelet House

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Makeup

Kelly Zhang Makeup Team

Catering

TresLA

Rentals

Etablir

Videography

Amari Productions

Southern Wedding with Loads of Bright Colors

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Virgil Bunao

A couple who loves color ranks pretty highly on my list of favorite things, and this elegant Southern wedding was all the better for having them. Impeccable styling, plentiful reception lounge areas, and pops of bright spring colors everywhere you look all make up this beautiful day! Virgil Bunao and A Charleston Bride truly shine in this one, folks.

Charleston wedding with loads of bright colors - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

From the wedding planner, A Charleston Bride: Jenny and Ryan were the most amazing clients because they absolutely loved color and were open to any type of floral as long as we had an array of colors! Not to mention Jenny owns a boutique in Greenville, SC so she is has an amazing sense of style. She even provided some of her own pillows from her house! Buttercup yellow was one of Jenny’s favorite colors and I’m not surprised because she is so full of sunshine herself! So we used a mix of buttercup yellow, gold, burnt orange, and fuchsia as the general color palette.

gold and ivory wedding invitations - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding shoes - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

bouquet with bright ribbons - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

Charleston wedding with loads of bright colors - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

grooms boutonniere - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

flower girls in gold - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

Charleston wedding with loads of bright colors - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding program - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding ceremony arch - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

bridal processional - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding ceremony - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

ceremony recessional - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

The favors were treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar tied with colorful ribbon – so delish! Jenny’s bouquet had turquoise and orange trailing ribbon and their altar matched her bouquet. One thing important to the groom was his bacon bar! We had gold pigs on a tiered display with bacon mac and cheese, piggy pops, and other pork goodies – perfect for a late night crowd! Jenny and Ryan were whisked away in a golf cart with draping and floral tie backs. Perfect ending to a beautiful, beautiful night!

wedding reception lounge - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

gold figurines - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

gold sequin tablescape - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding drinks - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

elegant wedding cake - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding desserts - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

candy wedding favors - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

bride and groom - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virgil Bunao

Wedding Planning and Flowers

A Charleston Bride

Venue

The Daniel Island Club

Wedding Dress

Marisa

Bridal Store

The Poinsett Bride

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Wedding Veil

Paula Makkas via The Poinsett Bride

Hair

Parlor Nouveau

Makeup

Paper Dolls

Flower Girl Dresses

Cupcakes & Pastries

Groom's Tuxedo

Peter Millar

Men's Attire Store

Rush Wilson Limited

Catering

The Daniel Island Club

Ceremony Music

Charleston Chamber Players

Reception Music

Sol Fusion

Videographer

Cinema 843

Modern Silver and Purple Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Few hues evoke modern and sleek design so quickly as silver, which you’ll find a fair amount of in this styled shoot from Amy & Jordan Photography, Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events LLC, and LUX Florist. When paired with hints of purple and burgundy, the result is a cool toned wonderland! We love the idea of having a tower of champagne drinks available for your guests, with a little sprig of lavender in each glass to boot.

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

From the event designer, Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events: When asked to design this styled shoot, I wanted to create something romantic that paired well with the contemporary look of the venue. The smoky quartz color and intricate lace influenced each piece of the design. The layered silver linens provided the perfect base for the centerpiece, which included various shades of purple. For the attire, we dressed the bride in a beautiful Enzoani dress accented with embroidered silver lace detailing and a soft lace and tulle trumpet skirt. The groom was outfitted in a slim fit navy tux with black lapel, carrying the colored tux trend from the runway right into the shoot.

purple wedding invitations - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

braided wedding hair - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

blush pink bouquet - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern groom look - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern tablescape idea - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

For the paper products, I love the romantic look of calligraphy, but wanted each piece to have a uniquely modern place in the shoot. Rather than your traditional place card, we had guest names scripted on the back of each ghost chair. We also used acrylic menus and a table number, to bring the modern and romantic elements together. Lastly, I LOVE champagne towers, but wanted a modern take on the traditional tower. I utilized a stacked silver stand and accented each glass with a sprig of lavender to bring some softness to each glass.

champagne drink tower - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

silver and mauve place setting - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

modern silver and purple wedding editorial - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

white cake with flowers - photo by Amy and Jordan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-silver-and-purple-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amy & Jordan Photography

Event Design

Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events

Florist

LUX Florist

Venue

The Clayton on the Park

Wedding Dress

Enzoani

Bridal Store

Bella Lily Bridal

Hair

Nearly Famous Salon

Makeup

Arielle Rondeau

Groom's Attire

Celebrity Tux and Tails

Wedding Cake

R?že Cake House

Rentals

Glamour and Woods

Linens

La Tavola Linen

Specialty Glassware & China

Urbana Shop

Wedding Invitations

The Pretty Paperie

Santa Barbara Destination Wedding with Succulents

Modern Weddings

Whenever we hear a couple wants to go for a party vibe, we get just a little excited. Tristan and Blair are just such a couple — they wanted a classic and romantic day, but they definitely didn’t want to skimp on the fun and party atmosphere. Thanks to a team including Anna Marks Photography, Katie Rebecca Events, and Tango and Foxtrot, they got everything on their list!

Santa Barbara destination wedding with succulents - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

From the groom and bride, Blair and Tristan: When we started planning, we decided early on that we wanted to have a destination wedding. Tristan attended UCSB and fell in love with Santa Barbara while living there. We visited many venues in the Santa Barbara area, as well as some wineries in the Santa Ynez valley, but we knew the moment we saw the courtyards at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum it was the one. The Spanish architecture and flavors throughout the Museum, as well as the different courtyard locations for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception areas won them over. One of the big selling points for Tristan was the beautiful string lighting used over the reception area – the way it lit up the courtyard was magical!

modern wedding invitations - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

wedding shoes - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

pastel wedding bouquet - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

blue bridesmaid dresses - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

blue bridesmaid dresses - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

When describing our wedding style to vendors, we used the words classic, romantic, fun and party! We really wanted the event to be classy and elegant, but we are pretty fun people so we definitely wanted to incorporate a party vibe as well. We decided on white and gold for our main colors (because those are always classic and in style!), with accents of light pink and mint to add some brighter shades to the festivities. We also wanted to incorporate the Spanish vibe of the city and venue, so we served Spanish-style appetizers and a buffet dinner, complete with a quesadilla bar and signature citrus mango margarita drink.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

wedding altar - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

wedding ceremony - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

wedding ceremony - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

ceremony recessionals - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

It was important to us to honor and remember our grandparents, who have all passed with the exception of Tristan’s paternal grandmother who was not able to travel for the wedding. We especially wanted to honor Tristan’s maternal grandmother who passed just a few months before the wedding. We enlisted the help of our incredible design team, Katie Rebecca Events, who made celebratory poppers with Tristan’s grandmother’s favorite candy inside with a note about her and how much she loved the candy and a good party!

guest book table - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

succulent escort cards - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

escort card table - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

Santa Barbara destination wedding with succulents - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

succulent and ranunculus centerpiece - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

gold wedding table - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

party popper place setting - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

The sparkly gold tablecloths used for the guest book table and our sweetheart table really made my day. They were a surprise from, again, the amazing KRE design team. I fawned over these specialty tablecloths and table runners while picking out linens, but decided it wasn’t really in our budget to splurge on specialty linens. So imagine my surprise at the ceremony and reception when I spotted those! The KRE team did an incredible job with all of the décor and styling, it’s pretty difficult to pick a favorite. The gold linens? The hanging orbs with succulents at the altar? The surprise succulents on the altar draping? The gold cutlery? They were all beautiful! As everyone will tell you, the whole day is somewhat of a blur! But I do know my favorite moments were those that occurred on the dance floor during the reception. The DJ, Will Magid, was absolutely fantastic and really added to the party. I do have vivid memories of him coming out to the dance floor with his trumpet and all of us going crazy for him! And, of course, passing his band leader hat around for everyone to try on.

Santa Barbara reception - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

wedding reception - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

wood laser cut table number - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

table number - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

Santa Barbara destination wedding with succulents - photo by Anna Marks Photography http://ruffledblog.com/santa-barbara-destination-wedding-with-succulents

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the event designer and planner, Katie Rebecca Events: The way Blair looks at his bride with such adoration is enough to make a grown man go weak in the knees. The way Tristan holds and comforts her groom shows the honest connection they have with each other and just how head over heels in love they are. This whole wedding was about love…fresh bright fun love. From the tissue paper poppers we hand made in honor of the brides grandmother to the sequin tablecloths that we (literally) shocked and surprised the bride and groom with all down to the adorable hand painted potted succulents we created… it was the perfect setting for this Santa Barbara affair. We were so incredibly honored to be a part of this magical day and will be craving this venue, the colors and this couple for a long time to come.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Anna Marks Photography

Event Design, Decor, Planning, and Coordination

Katie Rebecca Events

Florist

Tango and Foxtrot

Venue

Santa Monica Historical Museum

Catering

Omni Catering

DJ

Will Magid

Vintage Rentals

Frances Lane

Lighting

Bella Vista Designs

Linens

The Linen Bar

Calligraphy

Sweet and Craft

Daily Pick

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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Gem Toned Garden Wedding in Arizona

Elegant Weddings

We’ll always love seeing a bit of gold, but we love it even more when it’s paired with bright gem toned colors. Today’s wedding from Gina Meola Photography, Outstanding Occasions, and AZ Petal Pusher has just the right mix of metallic and bright hues, and the icing on the cake has to be the lush floral design throughout the ceremony and reception!

gem toned garden wedding in Arizona - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

From the wedding planners, Outstanding Occasions: Classic beauty with a modern twist took the day with a romantic ceremony floral design and bright reception color palette, as Alex and Jason celebrated their love at The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Scottsdale. The ceremony was adorned with breathtaking draped floral pieces, surrounded by a stunning floral altar runner. On either side of the altar stood pedestals with overflowing lush pastel roses.

wedding jewelry - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

wedding shoes - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

navy bridesmaid dresses - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

formal bridal party - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

bright pink bouquet - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

After ceremony, guests made their way to a cocktail hour that was designed using unique and sophisticated pieces. The tables were decked with assorted vintage cobalt blue goblets with bright pink garden roses, ranunculus and dahlias, with a touch of greenery. As guests noshed on hors d’oeuvres and sipped signature cocktails, they were also invited to step in to the festive Self Portrait Station, and leave a fun photo and note behind for Alex and Jason. When it was time to make way to the reception, guests found their seating assignments by way of a large escort display featuring vintage gold ornate frames with beautiful fuchsia floral tucked throughout.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

pastel ceremony floral arrangement - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

wedding ceremony - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

wedding ceremony - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

mirror wall seating chart - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

seating chart - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

mirror wall seating chart - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

gem toned garden wedding in Arizona - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

table numbers - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

gold and fuchsia reception - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

The reception was like entering a golden dream filled with pops of bright pink and orange florals. Low gold floral vases surrounded by textured votives and high gold candelabras filled with rich hydrangeas, roses and floating blooms alternated on each table. We loved creating an environment that combined the traditional, classic feel while bringing a modern touch through each place setting. To end the night, guests were treated to the most elegant s’mores display featuring gold stands with hanging crystals, and a gold gilded marshmallow display.

gem toned garden wedding in Arizona - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

glam wedding reception - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

tall floral centerpiece - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

gem toned garden wedding in Arizona - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

metallic accent wedding cake - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

gold wedding cake - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

gem toned garden wedding in Arizona - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

gem toned garden wedding in Arizona - photo by Gina Meola Photography http://ruffledblog.com/gem-toned-garden-wedding-in-arizona

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Daily Pick

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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Magnolia Plantation Wedding with Sequins

Elegant Weddings

If there’s any location that’s great for a weekend getaway wedding, it has to be Charleston, SC. This wedding from Troy Grover Photographers and Branch Design Studio features not only Charleston’s stunning scenery, but also tons of great ideas to scoop up and a dreamy color palette of pastel tones, gold, and just the right amount of sequins.

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

From the bride, Allison: We decided early on to have a destination wedding given how spread out all of our friends and family are across the country and overseas. We wanted a location that would feel like a fun and special weekend getaway, and Charleston fit that bill perfectly. The city has such personality and charm, it’s full of romance, celebrates hospitality, and of course has amazing food. We wanted our wedding to include all of these things!

gold glitter heels - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding rings - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

pink and orange bouquet - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins
Flower recipe: Our bouquets and table arrangements were made up of peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, coral amaryllis, white astilbe, peach lisianthus, dusty miller, jasmine vine, blush sweet peas, and lambs ear.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding ceremony seating - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wood ceremony sign - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

We wanted to incorporate color into the wedding, but still feel soft and true to the garden look of Magnolia, as well as the spring season – nothing too bold or loud. We used a sea foam watercolor look on all of our paper goods, and the bridesmaids wore varying shades of grey and mint. The flower arrangements were full of pinks and corals, and we incorporated touches of gold throughout to tie all of the details together. It was a little nerve wracking trying to envision all of the colors and textures together, but our vendors did such an amazing job and we could not have been more thrilled with how beautifully everything turned out!

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding portraits - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Neither of us are huge fans of cake, so we knew we wanted to have a different dessert. When we realized our wedding fell on pi day (3.1415), serving pies seemed like a perfect way to celebrate the date, and it added to the southern feel of the wedding. We had five different flavors and they were all incredible. We named our tables after streets that Brendon and I have lived on throughout our lives, and tied the escort cards to vintage skeleton keys. Our graphic designer (also my best friend) created a skeleton key design that we used on our menus, programs, and guest book. Within the key, she incorporated our initials and a pi sign – it was such a special and unique tie-in to the theme.

barn reception - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

sequin chevron table runner - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

reception signs - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

branch centerpiece - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Set a date to just stop the planning and start enjoying the wedding festivities. This was (fortunately) forced upon us since we had to travel out of town for the wedding. Once we left home, we were much more limited in what we could take care of last minute. Anything that wasn’t done or purchased at that point, we decided to just do without. It really allowed us to enjoy time with our friends and family in the days leading up to the wedding, rather than run around taking care of last minute details. I’m also a huge huge advocate for prioritizing wedding photography. Working with Troy & Aimee Grover was a dream, and they captured photos that we will have and cherish forever.

gold candlestick table decor - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

reception tables - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

wedding desserts - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

Magnolia Plantation wedding with sequins - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding-with-sequins

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Hold You in My Arms,” Ray LaMontagne
Bride’s Processional: “La Vie en Rose,” Daniela Andrade
Recessional: “Homegrown,” Zac Brown Band
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter Dance: “Forever Young,” Rod Stewart
Mother/Son Dance: “Dream Big,” Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Troy Grover Photographers

Event Planning and Design

Sweetgrass Social

Florist

Branch Design Studio

Venue

Magnolia Plantation

Wedding Dress

Le Spose di Gio

Wedding Shoes

Kate Spade

Wedding Veil and Hair Accessory

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Ash & Co

Bridesmaid Dresses

Donna Morgan, Jenny Yoo

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Rings

August Stephenson

Catering

Cru Catering

Wedding Pies

Wildflour

DJ

DJ William White

Rentals

Polished, EventWorks

Stationery

Liz Kelly Design Co

Calligraphy

Flowers Are Lovely

Videography

Reel Weddings

Transportation

TriCounty Transport

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 Wedding with a Gold Sequin Gown

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Emily Chidester

As soon as I hear the description “intimate Old Hollywood Glamour,” I’m all in. Emily Chidester and The Bloom Closet were tasked with bringing Meaghan and Jimmie’s vision to life — a vision that included a gold sequin wedding dress, a bold tie for the groom, and lots of romantic ideas for the reception. Obsessed.

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

From the bride, Meaghan: We decided to go for old Hollywood glamour on a very intimate scale. We both have very unique style so we wanted to make sure it reflected who we were in all of the details. Our color scheme was black, white, and gold with touches of a deep red velvet and soft peachy pink. We made all of the wine bottle centerpieces. My parents painted and created the buffet to display all of the vintage tea cups we used for our favors; my dad made tons of the black cake stands.

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

rose bouquet with black dahlias - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown
Bouquet recipe: Black dahlias, some roses and garden roses.

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

bride wearing gold - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

modern wedding fashion - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

groom boutonniere - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

unplugged ceremony sign - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

bridesmaid prayer circle - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

flower girls - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

wedding ceremony - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

striped tablecloth - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

wedding coffee bar - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

smores bar - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

chair back signs - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Find a style that describes the two of you as a couple and have fun with it. Get inspiration from other peoples’ weddings, but don’t worry if what you want is a little different… make it personal. Bottom line… we loved our wedding because it was so US!

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

striped wedding cake - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

cupcakes - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

wedding reception - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

southern wedding with a gold sequin gown - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/southern-wedding-with-a-gold-sequin-gown

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Turning Page,” Sleeping at Last
Recessional: “When I’m With You,” Ben Rector
First Dance: “Until You,” Dave Barnes
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Will Always Love You,” Dolly Parton (& I surprised my dad with a special recording of me singing You Are My Sunshine)
Mother/Son Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Tony Bennett

From the photographer, Emily Chidester: As photographers, we’re all biased that our couples are the best… but this couple truly is. I shot Meaghan & Jimmie’s end of February wedding at the Enterprise Mill down in Augusta, Georgia, having no idea what to expect. What I walked into was a day full of laughter, love, and beautiful moments. Meaghan and Jimmie are two of the most creative people I’ve met in a long time. He’s a graphic designer and she’s a fellow photographer, and you felt every inch of that creativity on their wedding day, despite the fact that they were working with a tight budget (where they collected vintage vases that they spray painted a matte gold, had a coffee bar and dessert reception to save money, poured into vintage tea cups, and a popcorn maker (!) just for fun). The first amazing thing about this wedding was Meaghan’s Etsy dress that she bought for under $1000 – the gold sequin bust with a flowy tulle bottom literally took my breath away. My favorite thing about their day was all the surprises woven into the ceremony and reception. Both Meaghan and Jimmie are worship leaders and knew they wanted to incorporate music into their wedding day – beginning with Meaghan’s songs for Jimmie she had made into a vinyl for his wedding gift, to a surprise song Jimmie wrote and performed for Meaghan following their vows, to a surprise duet they sang for all their friends and family together (JOHNNYSWIM’s “Take the World”), and finally ending with Meaghan’s tribute to her dad during their father-daughter dance of a recording of their song, sung by her. Everything about their day was wonderful, special, and totally one of a kind. Just like the two of them.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily Chidester

Event Designer

Rebecca Williford & Heather Guffin

Florist

The Bloom Closet

Venue

Enterprise Mill Events

Wedding Dress

Ouma

Wedding Shoes

Sole Society

Ceremony Headband and Earrings

Francescas

Necklaces and Faux Fur

Rent the Runway

Leather Jacket and Groom's shoes

H&M

Hair and Makeup

Jen Lewis of Pastel Makeup and Hair

Bridesmaid Jewelry

Bauble Bar

Groom's Attire

ASOS

Groom's Tie

Skinny Ties

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

Delightful Bites

Doughnuts

Belair Donuts

S'mores Bar

Enterprise Mill Events & Catering

DJ

DJ Stanley

Wedding Invitations

Jimmie Mayo

Videographer

Reflexio Digital

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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Creative Toronto Wedding with Stylish Backdrops

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

A Brit & A Blonde

Make sure you’re cozy in your seat, because today’s wedding from A Brit & A Blonde, Darling & Daisy, and Blush And Bloom is a doozy. Aleksandra and Dave’s wedding in Toronto was full of the most incredible touches, including a darling sweetheart table with a sequin backdrop, a cake table with endless treats, and a ceremony setup I could stare at for days on end.

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

From the photographers, A Brit & A Blonde: There’s nothing more exciting for a wedding team than a couple who dreams of an explosion of creativity for their big day. Every single part of this wedding was rad, stunning and perfect. There were so many details that are just to lovely for words. The couple brought together some of the best Toronto wedding vendors to create what the bride Aleks called her “Dream Team”. Mercedes from Darling & Daisy was the creative director pulling together a most gorgetastic and whimsical look and feel.

bridal headbands - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

pink wedding bouquet - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

floral garlands - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

wedding ceremony - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

Aleksandra works in a library and is passionate about reading, which inspired such details as the book page backdrop and library card “seating chart.” Beet & Path designed personalized library cards which include the guests name, meal choice, and an itinerary on the flip side. Each guest retrieved his or hers in a vintage library card box. The room was adorned by candle light, lace, books and flowers. Blush and Bloom created, garlands, bouquets and an abundance of centerpieces featuring pink peonies, mums, a variety of roses, and greenery arranged with a lush yet organic flair. The vintage furniture added character and a sense of family comfort to the wedding.

chalkboard signs - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

wedding seating chart - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

book page backdrop - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

book page backdrop - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

oversized balloon decor - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

A focal point of design was the ladder archway under which the vows took place, later transformed into an elaborate sweet display on the dance floor. The Wedding cake Shoppe baked the most delicious variety of cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, tarts and everything your sweet tooth could possibly crave. Darling and Daisy hand made a “Sweet Love” marquee sign, labels for each treat and styled the display incorporating a sequins table cloth, bar cart, 2 vintage desks and of course – tons of beautiful foliage. We have literally never seen so many flowers – the reception set up was gorgeous and felt like a garden.

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

floral centerpieces - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

glitter wedding details - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

unique sweetheart table - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

romantic tablescapes - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

gold table number - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

From the bride, Aleksandra: We wanted the day to be about us and our unique relationship; and we wanted to share that with our closest family and friends. We are very untraditional, we planned our wedding, then told our family and friends, and then did the “formal proposal” We instantly decided that we would not do anything that we didn’t feel comfortable with, especially the traditional aspects of weddings that didn’t have meaning to us. We decided that we would spend as much time as possible together, we woke up together, had breakfast together with family, and we saw each other as soon as we were ready. We walked down the aisle together too. We wanted to the whole day to be a reflection of us and our style; fun, casual and pretty, basically we wanted to host a great party.

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

vintage wedding details - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

pink wedding cake - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

ruffled wedding cake - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

gold cake details - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops

creative Toronto wedding with stylish backdrops - photo by A Brit and A Blonde http://ruffledblog.com/creative-toronto-wedding-with-stylish-backdrops


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Wedding Vendors

Photography

A Brit & A Blonde

Wedding Planning

Kate MacKenzie Weddings

Event Design

Darling & Daisy

Floral Design

Blush and Bloom

Venue

Storys Building

Wedding Dress

Watters "Jacinda"

Seamstress

Elizabeth At Labl Studio

Veil and Headband

Blair Nadeau

Ceremony Shoes

Charlotte Olympia

Reception Shoes

Kate Spade

Getting Ready Dress

Bicyclette Boutique

Hair

Charisse Feliciano

Makeup

Amy Janisse

Groom's Suit and Shoes

Sydney's

Wedding Cake

The Wedding Cake Shoppe

Linens

The Linen Closet

Book Page Backdrop

Love by Lynzie

Library Cards and Itinerary

Beet & Path

Robes, Hanger, Champagne Flutes, Table Numbers

BHLDN

Officiant

Mary Jung Scott

Wedding Invitations

Paper & Poste

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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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North Carolina Wedding Sourced from Antique Shops

Romantic Weddings

This right here is a wedding after our own hearts. Andrea and Joseph, the very talented duo behind Connection Photography, exchanged their own vows in the heart of North Carolina with their friend and fellow photographer Kelly Maughan Photography behind the camera. The couple collected endless amounts of beautiful antique decor to display throughout the wedding day, so let’s get started!

North Carolina wedding sourced from antique shops - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

From the bride, Andrea: As wedding photographers ourselves we see so many weddings and everyone would constantly say “You must know exactly what you want for your wedding!” But it was completely opposite. We knew for sure all the things we did NOT want on our wedding day but everything else we just kind of decided along the way. I’m from Ohio and Joseph is from North Carolina so we wanted to incorporate that in our wedding somehow so we used our state shapes for decoration on invites and menus. We spent hours walking through dozens of antique stores picking out gold and cream colored vases, tins and accessories to use for centerpieces. Then when we had countless boxes filled we spent a few nights setting up each table the way we wanted it to look and taking pictures. Joseph’s aunt was also our florist so it helped that she could bring flowers over to see what we liked and didn’t like.

wedding paper goods - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

glam wedding gowns - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

glittery bridesmaid dresses - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

groomsmen boutonnieres - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

rustic wedding bouquet - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

3 weeks before our wedding we were wondering through an antique store and found our gold backdrop for the ceremony! It was sooo big and heavy that I had to ride 2 hours home in the backseat because it would only fit in the car with the front passenger side seat down! Joseph built a lot of things too. He built our cake table, the arbor that went over it, our head table and the bar sign out of an old mattress spring, lights and a custom sign we made. Everything just seemed to fall into place. We had tons of family and friends from North Carolina and from out of town who came and helped set everything up and without them it wouldn’t have been possible! They were amazing!

first looks - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

bridesmaids on wood slices - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

North Carolina wedding sourced from antique shops - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

gold ceremony backdrop - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

ceremony recessionals - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

wedding portraits - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

display escort cards in a china hutch - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

unique seating charts - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

backyard wedding reception - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

antique wedding details - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

I think our favorite part of the day was our first look when we could finally see each other and all the stresses of the wedding day just melted away. It was so nice too because we knocked out all the pictures we wanted before the ceremony and it calmed the nerves! We also loved having our friends shoot our wedding. It made it so easy to just be ourselves. Also, our reception was a blast! We had the Band of Oz and danced and laughed and just really enjoyed each other and our friends and family during the reception!

hanging reception decor - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

tablescape inspiration - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

mattress spring wedding decor - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

unique wedding cakes - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

North Carolina wedding sourced from antique shops - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

flower topped cakes - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops

North Carolina wedding sourced from antique shops - photo by Kelly Maughan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/north-carolina-wedding-sourced-from-antique-shops


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Wedding Location: Albemarle, NC / Photographer: Kelly Maughan Photography / Floral Design: Salisbury Flower Shop / Venue: Il Bella Gardens / Wedding Dress: La Jeune Mariee Bridal Boutique / Wedding Shoes: ModCloth / Hair: Traci Almond and Madison McIlwaine / Makeup: Nicole Rose and CO / Groom’s Attire: ASOS / Groom’s Shoes: Aldo / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Whit / Wedding Music: Band of Oz

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Gold glitter and pink — talk about a match made in wedding heaven. That color palette plus an elegant twist were the foundation for today’s styled shoot from Debbie Lourens Photography and Paramithi: {Coordination, Flowers & Décor}, which brings together glamour and sophistication with just enough hints of fun and flirtatiousness. Make sure you don’t miss the gorgeous array of wedding cakes!

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

From the event designers, Paramithi: {Coordination, Flowers & Décor}: Think one of a kind luxury, glamour, dreamy, sophisticated, bursts of confetti and glitter with many chic elements. It’s the look of ‘The Great Gatsby’ and Old Hollywood’s elegant and stylish details making a statement that serves as inspiration for this modern Smitten with Sparkle shoot. Think white-gloved waiters and big band dancing, crystal candlesticks and gold-rimmed china. The return to romance ushers in a new love for the formality of an earlier time.

gold pink wedding invitations - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

lush wedding bouquet - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

tropical wedding bouquet - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

banner seating chart - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

reception menu on an easel - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek valley at the heart of a private 30-acre estate, this is a haven of luxury on every level. Surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a stunning mountain backdrop, La Residence enjoys breathtaking views of the unspoilt rural surrounds and an atmosphere of complete tranquility. Step into the main hall and be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence and grandeur in this luxury Franschhoek hotel. Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling; original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls; furnishings are plush, colourful and stylish. Elegant antiques create a feeling of refinement and sophistication.

cascading floral table runner - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

glam wedding receptions - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

gold place settings - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Lush, soft, exquisitely romantic Centerpieces, flower crowns, floral belts, necklaces and wrist corsages. Tall grand floral arrangements consisting of Peonies, Hydrangea, tulips, Orchids, Garden Roses, Bridal bouquets with diamante brooch elements, Full romantic flower runners dressed with golden décor and single stick candelabra’s and gold painted pears set the tone of sure sophistication and glamour. Putting the fun back in the traditional showering the bridal couple to wish them a fruitful union, we have created a confetti bar where different kinds of confetti (feathers, glitter, paper, flowers) can be mixed. This serves as a fun way for guests to interact and have fun.

gold cake tables - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

gold wedding cake - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

pink gold macarons - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

classic wedding cake - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration

Smitten with Sparkle Wedding Inspiration - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography http://ruffledblog.com/smitten-with-sparkle-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Franschhoek, South Africa / Photographer: Debbie Lourens Photography / Shoot Concept, Styling, Flowers and Decor: Paramithi: {Coordination, Flowers & Décor} / Venue: La Residence / Dresses: Anna Georgina by Kobus Dippenaar Bridal Couture and ElaineBlom “Grace” / Hair and Makeup: Marnél Toerien Makeup Artist & Hairstyling / Men’s Attire: Fabiani / Cakes and Treats: Pink Sugar Weddings / Tiffany Chairs and selected Decor items: Beanstalk Catering and Function Coordination / Unicorn Pinata: Crystelle’s Pinata’s / Horses: Paradise Cottages & Stables / Stationery: Nooi Stationery / Stationery and Confetti Bar: Pretty in Stains: Weddings / Models: Elizabeth, Elaine, Alisha and Liam, Janine (Ice) and Deon (From Ice Genetics Cape Town)

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Basilica Hudson Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Flora + Fauna

Photographer Jenn of Flora + Fauna says Betsy and Travis’ wedding stole her heart, and after seeing the images, we have to say it’s stealing our hearts as well. New York’s Basilica Hudson provided the ideal industrial backdrop for the newlyweds’ big day, which was decorated to the nines thanks to Betsy’s creativity and the help of The Pollen Project.

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

From the bride, Betsy: We envisioned a day that was industrial, utilitarian, simple, clean, and beautiful. Our colors were neutrals with pops of metallics and the natural green colors from the herbs and the trees. I make displays for Anthropologie and Travis and I met while we were in art school, so I think people expected me to go all out with wedding projects, but we kept it pretty simple! We made our seating chart with strings so everyone could follow a string to their table number, we hand cut our table numbers, we created a fabric menu that we hung in the space, and we created a tag and brewed little bottles of cold brew coffee from the coffee company Travis works for, Rook.

wedding shoes - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

printable wedding invitations - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

unique pocket square ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

first looks - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

first looks - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

leaf wedding bouquet - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

sequin flower girl dress - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

wedding portrait ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

string art seating charts - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

reception menus - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

graphic table numbers - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take it all in stride! Don’t stress, just enjoy it all! It goes by too fast! Don’t worry to much about timeline. We planned our wedding in 5 months! We just adjusted everything to figure out what worked best for out timeline.

industrial reception ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

wedding favor ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

paper goods ideas - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

wedding reception parties - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding

Basilica Hudson wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding
striped wedding dress - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/basilica-hudson-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Over The Rainbow” and “What A Wonderful World,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
First Dance: “When the Right One Comes Along,” Clare Bowens

From the photographer, Jenn of Flora + Fauna: From the moment I spoke with Betsy, I fell in love. She’s a visual merchandiser for Anthropologie — so immediately I knew her wedding was going to be one for the books. Betsy and Travis filled their wedding with everything they loved from cold brew coffee to delicious food. This wedding stole my heart.

Wedding Location: Hudson, NY / Photographer: Flora + Fauna / Event Coordination and Floral Design: The Pollen Project / Venue: Basilica Hudson / Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige via Lovely Bride / Bracelet: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Free People / Groom’s Pants and Vest: Ted Baker / Men’s Attire: J.Crew / Caterer: Fire Roasted Catering / Band: a group of local musicians put together by (and including) Seth Travis. It was members from his band The Blue Ribbon Boys and the Minivans as well as other such a singers Melissa and Kiki Dufault / Wedding Favors: Cold Brew made by Groom & Rook Coffee / Wedding Invitations: Sofia Invitations

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Event Studio

Event Studio is a wedding floral design and decorating firm that offers beautiful and unique designs for your special day! We are over-the-moon excited to play with lush gorgeous flowers everyday, treating each wedding as the only one. We join each couple in their excitement and work to make your day the most beautiful day of your life!

We offer a full inventory that we include in your design agreement. In addition, we offer custom made signs and unique decorator items!

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Sorosis Building Wedding

Elegant Weddings

If any duo knows how to pull off a wedding that’s classy with a touch of fun, it’s Justin DeMutiis Photography and Ashton Events. Take, for example, Chris and Savannah’s Florida wedding at the Sorosis Building – cool blue tones mix with warm and cheery coral, and the reception has the most darling touch of travel inspiration for all of us wanderlusts at heart. Congratulations to Chris and Savannah!

Sorosis Building wedding - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

Sorosis Building wedding - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

wedding dress backs - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

Sorosis Building wedding - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

Sorosis Building wedding - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

cool toned bouquets - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

travel seating charts - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

travel inspired weddings - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

wedding day details - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

streamer wedding receptions - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

metal wood table numbers - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

navy coral receptions - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

navy coral weddings - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

banner cake toppers - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

Sorosis Building wedding - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding

sparkler reception exits - photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sorosis-building-wedding


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Wedding Location: Lakeland, FL / Photographer: Justin DeMutiis Photography / Event Planning and Design: Ashton Events / Ceremony Venue: Trinity Presbyterian Church / Reception Venue: Sorosis Building

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Spreading Lovely

Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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Glam New Years Inspiration

Wedding Design

New Year’s might be a few months off, but we feel it’s never too soon to start poring over beautiful inspiration images full of sequins, glitter, and pizazz. So when we saw this shoot from the team of Lisa Mallory Photography, Lindsey Marie Events, and Flowers by Kim, we knew it would be worth sharing early. Do you love the sparkly bridesmaid dresses as much as we do?

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

From the designer, Lindsey of Lindsey Marie Events: Hello 2015! I don’t know what could be better than to ring in the New Year with a wedding. For this New Year’s Eve inspiration shoot, I wanted to shy away from the traditional black and gold to show that metallics with a pop of emerald green and orchid can be just as fancy! I definitely did not want to break the tradition of sequins, confetti, and champs, as New Year’s just wouldn’t be the same without some sparkle and bubbles! So romantic to see confetti falling from the sky as the bride and groom toast to new beginnings. So in Love!

gold pink invitations - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

cascading wedding bouquet - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

amaranthus bouquet - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam ceremony inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

Living in wine country, I thought it was only appropriate to host our shoot at Broken Earth Winery since New Year’s is all about the bubbly and some delicious wine! I was so lucky to have the ever so talented Lisa Mallory Photography to bring my vision to life. I had so much fun at Unlimited Events creating the most dreamy table scape. Rosey Calligraphy added to that by creating some astounding paper goods. The invitations were so fun and definitely got the party started. Cake Cathedral continued our sparkle theme with a 3 tiered sequin cake. Flowers by Kim made over the top cascading bouquets, which showed that even in winter Pantone orchid with a pale pink can be in style.

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

green tablescapes - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam place setting - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

sequin wedding details - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam ceremony inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

new years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

green wedding inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

How gorgeous do the bride and bridesmaids look! Their glamourous looks could not have been done without the amazingly talented makeup artist Carrie Marie Artistry and stylish updos from Amy Castaniero. Top that off with a rhinestone bridal gown and mismatched sequin bridesmaid dresses make them truly steal the show! I had such an amazing time with this shoot and a BIG thank you to everyone that participated! Cheers to a New Year and New Beginnings. Happy 2015!

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

gold wedding cake - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam wedding cake - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

amaranthus bouquet - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Paso Robles, CA / Photographer: Lisa Mallory Photography / Event Design: Lindsey Marie Events / Floral Design: Flowers by Kim / Venue: Broken Earth Winery / Hair: Amy Castaniero / Makeup: Carrie Marie Artistry / Wedding Cake: Cake Cathedral / DJ: Epic Entertainment / Equipment Rentals: Unlimited Events Inc. / Calligraphy: ROSEY CALLIGRAPHY

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Elandra Resort Wedding

Beach Weddings

If you’ve been following Ruffled for a while, then you know how we feel about Australian beach weddings. If not, let me clue you in – we’re completely and utterly obsessed. This wedding from David Campbell Imagery and Jenny Rick is no different, with its tropical floral design and modern poolside reception. Prepare to get a little obsessed, too!

Elandra Resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

From the bride, Tegan: I have always wanted a unique and colorful wedding style for our day, filled with bright blooms and fabulous stationary and there was always going to be lanterns! The Elandra was already wonderfully styled and it is very hard to compete with the spectacular view so I didn’t want to go overboard with decorations but at the same time wanted to embrace the tropical landscape. The theming started with the invitation suite a close friend of the family designed for us. Modern, tropical with a slight Moroccan feel to fit in with the Elandra’s décor. I loved putting together each element of the invitations, designing the menus, placecards and favor boxes, utilizing Etsy at every turn!

wedding shoes - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

beaded wedding gowns - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

beaded wedding gown - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical bouquets - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding
Flower recipe: Proteas, sea holly, geraldton wax flowers, blue gum, hot pink clustar gem roses, rusty red chrysies.

bridal fashion - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical bouquets - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical wedding bouquet - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be open for change on the day, I soon found out no matter how much planning prior something ‘may’ go wrong but at the end of the day it does not matter, it will be an amazing day no matter what as you are surrounded by your family & friends celebrating your love.

poolside wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

summer wedding ideas - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

place settings - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

poolside wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

modern wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Australia resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

cake toppers - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Elandra Resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “1000 Years,” Voyce Avenue
Signing of the Register: “Love Love Love,” Avalanche City
Recessional: “Best Day of my Life,” American Authors
Reception Entrance: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Cake Cutting: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
First Dance: “The Wedding Song,” Angus and Julia Stone
Exit Song: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Wedding Location: Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia / Photographer: David Campbell Imagery / Event Design and Flowers: Jenny Rick / Venue and Caterer: Elandra Resort / Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Wedding Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo via Saks Fifth Avenue / Jewelry: Helena Noelle / Bridesmaids’ Dresses : Dillard’s, ASOS, Couture Candy / Groom’s Suit: Swarv Menswear / Wedding Cake: Cairns Wedding Cakes / Entertainment: Mark Jennings of Ace Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Gael Borg

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Spreading Lovely

Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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Southern Florida Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

What could ever be more classic than blush pink and gold? Kati Rosado Photography and Emily Grace Design recently brought this charming color palette to new sophisticated heights with their styled shoot on the Florida coast. Don’t you just love those macaron favors that double as escort cards?

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

From the stylist, Emily of Emily Grace Design: The inspiration behind this shoot was really to bring in the classics of romantic style and combine them with intimate personal touches and details that we love our brides to take pride in. We think personal details make a huge impact on the design of a wedding whether it be a unique pop of something unexpected on the tables or a touch of comfort and familiarity with your favorite blooms or specialty china. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot at Up the Creek Farms and their new Boathouse venue as our backdrop. This stunning location was the perfect complement to the style we were going for.

glitter wedding invitations - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

bride getting ready - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

bride wearing pink - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

gold place setting - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

We are just loving the blush and gold color palette that is popular right now, and we thought this would be a great way to showcase how to put your own unique twist on this classic look. One of my favorite details of the day was our escort card display that gives guests a sweet treat to enjoy while they find their seat. Not only were the macarons just absolutely delicious, but the shimmer of the sequined fabric made this set-up a gorgeous focal point for a wedding entry. We were thrilled with how everything came together, and just loved the mix of classic details with modern twists in patterns, textures, and design.

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

pink wedding themes - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

Southern Florida wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding receptions - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

macaron escort cards - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

macaron escort cards - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding details - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

wedding decor ideas - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Kati Rosado Photography: I have always loved the romantic and feminine color scheme of pink and gold. Emily Grace Design did an amazing job of taking my initial idea and making every detail cohesive and beautiful. We are so pleased with how everything turned out and we hope that this shoot inspires brides to have a pretty and classy wedding! I am so honored to have been able to be a part of such a talented group of vendors.

wedding inspiration - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

gold wedding cakes - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

champagne toasts - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration

wedding inspiration shoot - photo by Kati Rosado Photography http://ruffledblog.com/southern-florida-wedding-inspiration


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Shoot Location: Valkaria, FL / Photographer and Shoot Concept: Kati Rosado Photography / Event Design and Styling: Emily Grace Design / Florist: Julie Miner Events / Venue: Up the Creek Farms / Wedding Dress: “Sydney” by Watters via L.A. Bridal / Shoes: J. Crew / Headpiece: Lysa Creation / Earrings: Petite Delights / Sequin Jacket: Calvin Klein / Hair: Jessica Schultz / Makeup: Patrick Starrr / Groom’s Attire: H&M / Wedding Cake: Creative Cakes & Candies / Macarons: Two Sweets Bake Shop / Gold Sequin Hanger: Oh Deer Creative / Rentals: Crystal and Crates / Chiavari Chairs: A Chair Affair / Models: Cassidy Roney of Willhelmina Models and Ethan Brewington / Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery and Invitation Studio

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

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

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

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

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Palace Ballroom Wedding

Romantic Weddings

If your life is missing a heavy dose of glam, then a few looks at this wedding from Ryan Flynn Photography and McKenzie Powell is just what the doctor ordered. Gold sequin tablescapes, vintage stoles, a luxe satin wedding gown all conspire to make this Seattle wedding one of the prettiest we’ve seen yet!

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

From the bride, Liz: When planning our wedding I really wanted to create a day where all of our family and friends could come together to celebrate Jake and I in a beautiful setting with great food and good drinks. I’d say we definitely achieved this. The day came together even better than I could’ve imagined. It was so filled with love, laughter, and cheer. It’s really hard to choose just one favorite part, but sitting down for the delicious dinner surrounded by all of our loved ones was probably my favorite moment. We chose to get married at Palace Ballroom because we love Tom Douglas’ food, and the menu designed for our wedding did not disappoint. Everything from the beet salad we started out with, the black cod and steak we ate as the main course, to the dessert bar we finished off the night with was so delicious. It was so special to share our favorite food with our family and friends surrounded by so much love on our wedding day.

blue boutonnieres - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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bride and bridesmaids - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

All of the small details that went into our wedding made it special. I wanted our wedding to feel collected and personalized with an art deco style, through the details we achieved that aesthetic. From the lace robes my mom made for my bridesmaids and me, the runner my sister hand painted, the different bridesmaids dresses that matched each of their personalities perfectly, the vintage gold brooch I wore in my hair that belonged to my great-grandmother, to the black cod entrée we served at dinner (my husband is a commercial fisherman for black cod) our wedding felt so personalized. McKenzie Powell really worked with us to achieve this feel too, her centerpieces of collected vases, candles, and winter flowers set against the sequin tablecloths looked so magical. Our guests are still raving about how beautiful of a job she did.

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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Ballroom ceremonies - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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Also, getting married with the city of Seattle as our backdrop was really meaningful to us. Jake and I are high school sweethearts and both Seattle natives, we both really love our city and it has been the setting for most of our relationship. Our wedding ended up being on the day of the NFC championship game between the Seahawks and 49ers. It felt like thousands of people descended on the city not only for the game, but also for our wedding. There was a lot of tension among guests as the game went on throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour. During the cocktail hour my Grandpa was listening to the game on the radio through headphones and yelled “Interception!” letting all of our guests know that Richard Sherman made the interception in the last minute to win the game. After the win everyone relaxed and it was time to let loose and celebrate. While it’s not really ideal to have your wedding during a major sporting event, it ended up being a good story and the win just ended up adding to the excitement of the day.

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

Palace Ballroom wedding - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding


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Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Ryan Flynn Photography / Floral and Event Design: McKenzie Powell / Venue: Palace Ballroom / Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka via The White Dress / Bridal Fur: Autumn and Yo’s Vintage / Bridal Earrings: Kara Ross / Hair and Makeup: Glynne Davies / Rings: Ben Bridge / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Aidan Mattox via Bloomingdales, ASOS, Pisarro Nights via Nordstrom, Parker / Junior Bridesmaid Dress: J. Crew / Flower Girl Dress: Nordstrom / Bridesmaid Robes: Bride’s mother / Caterer: Tom Douglas with Palace Ballroom / Wedding Cake: New Renaissance Cakes / Matches: Beau-coup / Menu and Program Design: McKenzie Powell / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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Beacon Lane

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

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Handcrafted Alabama Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Morgan Trinker

One of our all-time favorite tips for saving room in the budget is to look for a wedding dress at nontraditional locations. Bride Kaitlin found her nothing-short-of stunning Aidan Mattox gown by way of Saks Fifth Avenue and saved a pretty penny without compromising on style — leaving more room to budget for an incredible photographer, Morgan Trinker. This wedding was put together with the aid of happy helpers and a whole lot of love that shines straight through!

handcrafted alabama wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding

From the bride, Kaitlin: I went for a whimsical meets timeless kind of feel; a mixture of class and comfort. We wanted an Intimate, At-Home, Handmade Wedding. Oh, boy, did I have a lot of DIY projects. Where to start!

bridal party - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding

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black bridesmaids dresses - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding

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The invites and all signage were all hand drawn or designed through Adobe InDesign, and the seating chart was done with a little ribbon, a few branches and some printed name cards. The “So Much Love For You Darling” banner was hand drawn on canvas, sewn, and decorated with ribbons. We had a faux Moroccan Blanket with hand sewn ribbons and added garland, flower toss cones done with detailed paper, flower toss table with cut holes for cones. Just spare wood, a few nails and a lot of stain, and paper straws with silver and metallic tape flags. The ceremony platform was built by my father-in-law and draped with the faux Moroccan blanket. The desserts were made by my husband, mother, mother-in-law and aunt. Marscapone cheesecake to macarons!

moroccan wedding blanket - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding

outdoor wedding ceremony - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding

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hanging escort cards - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding

handcrafted alabama wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t stress about the wedding. It’s the marriage that truly counts. And above all – respect. Before the wedding, at the wedding, after the wedding, always – respect.

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handcrafted alabama wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-alabama-wedding


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Wedding Music:
First Dance: “A Sunday Kind of Love,” Etta James
Father/Daughter Dance: “Promise Her the Moon,” Mr. Big
Mother/Son Dance: “My Cherie Amour,” Stevie Wonder
Best Friend Dance: “Displaced,” Azure Ray
Grandfather/Granddaughter Dance: “This Old Heart of Mine,” The Isley Brothers

Wedding Location: Dothan, AL / Photographer: Morgan Trinker / Flowers: Groom’s mother / Event Design: Bride / Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Dress: Aidan Mattox via Saks Fifth Avenue / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Hair: Lorena Rowe / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth / Groom’s Suit: Black by Vera Wang / Wedding Caterer: Nektar Cafe & Wine Bar / Desserts: Bride, Groom, and family / Wedding Invitations: bride

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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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Seattle New Year’s Eve Wedding

Elegant Weddings

How could you have a New Years’ wedding without a healthy dose of glitter and gold? Rebecca and Andrew married on December 31st of last year in Seattle, and welcomed in the new year as newlyweds with their closest loved ones and – you guessed it – enough glitz to make it a true party wedding. Simply by Tamara Nicole took to the task of making their dream wedding a reality, and Blue Rose Photography handled all the capturing.

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From the bride, Rebecca: We decided to marry on New Year’s Eve, 2013 in Seattle, WA in a small, intimate ceremony with close family, friends, and even our little Yorkie, Samson in attendance! God also blessed our family in allowing my father, Joe, to attend and walk me down the aisle. In 2006, my father had a massive brain hemorrhage and was never expected to live to see me married again. But despite his physical and mental disabilities, almost everyone present shed a tear of joy when he walked me down the aisle and gave me away to my love, Andrew. The ceremony was sweet and personal, and we talked about our long journeys and the love that brought us back together.

seattle new year's eve weddings - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

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Bouquet recipe: Roses, Hydrangeas, glitter gold leaves, and so much more. All I know is the bouquet was bigger than I was!

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The colors were navy and sparkly gold. The cocktail hour had a custom slider bar, classic Coke bottles, fried okra, kettle chips, and fried pickles in glitter cones. Everyone enjoyed the unique Southern comfort cuisine on the rooftop of the beautiful venue at “Within Sodo” overlooking a view of the city. There was a photo booth for the guests to coincide with their written New Years resolutions. Dinner was served as personal speeches were delivered by close family members. They cut the wedding cake and everyone enjoyed their choice of ten different desserts at the dessert bar. Shortly thereafter, we all changed into more casual attire and the dance party began! At five minutes until midnight, everyone grabbed their noise makers and party hats and made their way to the rooftop. They raised their glasses counting-down until the New Year. The evening ended with all attendees in the street lighting three foot long sparklers to celebrate 2014 and wish us a happy and prosperous life together.

gold receptions - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Hire a wedding planner for sure!! Hiring Tamara was the best choice I ever made. She made my dream wedding come to life and kept all stress away from me while making the wedding run so smoothly. I have a friend for life!

seattle new year's eve wedding - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding

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seattle new year's eve wedding - photo by Blue Rose Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-new-years-eve-wedding


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From the photographer, Brittany of Blue Rose Photography: Rebecca and Andrew got married on Dec 31. 2013 at Within Sodo. They had an intimate wedding with about 40 guests (including their dog Sampson, bow tie and all). They had an amazing southern inspired meal including macaroni and cheese, and cornbread by Blue Ribbon Cooking. Their planner Tamara Nicole made so many glittery details for their wedding including, personalized sparklers, appetizer glitter cones, glitter to go boxed for the desert, a s’mores bar, champagne bottle save the dates and more ! Rebecca wore three different gowns for each part of the wedding. One traditional lace mermaid gown followed by a long black Alice and Olivia evening gown for dinner, and then a short gold sequin dress by BCBG for the New Years dance party!

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Turning Page,” Sleeping at Last
Recessional: You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall and Oates
First Dance: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Newlywed Entrance: “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,” Big & Rich

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Blue Rose Photography / Wedding Planner: Simply by Tamara Nicole / Flowers: Florarama Modern Design / Venue: Within Sodo / Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture / Black Lace Reception Dress: Alice & Olivia / Gold Sequin Reception Dress: BCBG / Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Hair Accessories: Stella’s Design / Hair and Makeup: Yessie Libby- Makeup And Hair / Wedding Caterer: Blue Ribbon Cooking School / Wedding Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio / Rentals: Vintage Ambiance / Gold Sequin Linens: La Tavola / Sequin Runners: Creative Coverings / Chair and Napkin Rentals: A Tailored Affair / Goldware: AA Party Rentals / DJ: Integral DJs / Wedding Invitations: Paper Creations By Siveng

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

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

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

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

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

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Ontario Flower Child Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Mango Studios

Never in my years as a wedding blogger have I seen a wedding that so effortlessly blends bohemian style with pure elegance. Alex and Josh had a day full of design and decor inspired by Alex’s own Jenny Packham gown, and what better inspiration could there be? Mango Studios took control behind the camera, and Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events is here to tell us all about the big day:

garden wedding - photo by Mango Studios - ruffledblog.com/ontario-flower-child-wedding/

From the event stylist, Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events: Alex and Josh are one of those couples who just radiate love from every pore in their bodies. The way they speak to one another and look at each other really allows to you to feel appreciative for even being witness to their true love. When the couple hired me to help partially plan their event and bring together a cohesive design, I knew it would be easy to create a look together with Alex and Josh that would be reflective of both their chic yet effortless style and very sweet romance. Alex’s Jenny Packham gown was a big source of inspiration behind the florals, textures and decor we went with. It’s a very textural gown with a soft and ethereal flow to it and we wanted the wedding decor to match. We also used the backdrop of their gorgeous church and reception venue, Liuna Gardens to steer our choices so that the atmosphere of the event would be stylish but scaled back to let the couples love take center stage that day. A color palette of dark greens with a touch of black and gold, were juxtaposed with soft peaches, blushes and ivories. We used a lot of textures with the linens, colors variance with the centerpieces and had over 125 pillar candles placed around the venue for a romantic vibe.

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I also have to note that this event was one of those weddings were you really had to be there to ‘feel’ how special it all was. It was beautiful no doubt, but there were so many special moments throughout the day that had to be felt; the moment the church doors opened and Josh and his best man, his Dad, looked on to see Alex and her dad walking down the aisle arm in arm, the moment the couple took to the dance floor for their first dance, only to serenade one another like no one was watching, the surprise sparkler send off with all of the guests being led out to the lake only to lead into a spectacular fireworks show; it was all so wonderful and what a wedding should be. It was an honor to see it come together as it did.

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Wedding Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Mango Studios / Wedding Design, Coordination, and Flowers: Hey Gorgeous Events / Venue: Liuna Gardens / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham / Groom’s Suit: Harry Rosen / Wedding Cake: Sugarbelle Cakes / Videographer: Outside In Studio

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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Event Studio

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Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Ben Adams

I hope you’ve got some time carved out, because you’ll want at least a few extra minutes to savor each image from this Aussie wedding shot by Ben Adams. Edita and Greg spent the morning of their wedding roaming around Sydney taking relaxed (yet breathtaking) portraits with Ben, and then slipped into their finest to exchange vows on the rooftop and dance the night away at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

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From the bride, Edita: Throughout the whole process of planning the wedding, we wanted to create a day that was true to who we are. A traditional wedding wasn’t really our thing and we wanted to keep it fairly relaxed and just have a big, fun party that everyone could enjoy. Greg and I have mutual friends who introduced us (I knew them from primary school and were family friends, and Greg went to high school with all of them, hence the all male bridal party). At the end of the day, we couldn’t have imagined anyone else being a part of our big day.

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Books emerged as a subtle theme which worked itself into the wedding. We created books as invitations to share our story and give our guests a bit of information about our bridal party, families and our relationship. Coloured notebooks were also given out to the guests as the bonbonniere with a pencil that said ‘Better Together.’ There was also an artist on Etsy who created a stamp for us, which in turned became a bit of a logo. Style-wise I love gold and we liked the idea of filling the room with flowers to warm the room and to have a cigar lounge with vintage lounges where people could relax. Our florist/stylist Justine Rose was amazing and the floral arrangements were better than we had ever imagined, particularly the hanging flower sculptures above each of the tables.

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We had a cocktail hour between the ceremony and reception, so thought it would be important to create an icebreaker and get people chatting, and lighten the mood. We had created individual badges/buttons for each of our guests. Each were button was personalised with a little line about something we know/love about each guest. Greg and I love relaxing over a Hendricks and tonic so we collected several bottles, which our stylist had used as vases. We also liked the idea of having a cigar lounge so we had personalised cigars made with our logo, sourced a vintage lounge suite and bar and had an area where guests could relax away from the tables.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think one of the best complements we have received from our wedding, was that our wedding was very ‘us’. We had considered each element pretty carefully and I love that it was like a big project that Greg and I worked on together. Everything from the invites, to the decorations, to our outfits and song choices, we had planed together so it was nice to finally see everything come together and share it all with our friends and family. We were pretty lucky because we have similar taste and were able to do some creative problem solving, not only to keep to budget but also to put it together exactly the way we wanted it. We don’t think a wedding is meant to be stressful, so just have fun with it and everything will work out the way it’s meant to. Our motto for the day was also to ‘roll with the punches’. There may be things that don’t turn out the way you expect them to (the zipper on my dress broke the day before the wedding!), but at the end of the day you’re getting married to your best friend, and that’s the main thing!

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
Recessional: “Tiny Dancer,” Elton John
First Dance: “Bohemian Like You,” The Dandy Warhols
Our musicians Aubrey and Purton were also a highlight. They are 2 men who play ukuleles and so many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed them. We actually found them as they used to play at our local market and Greg and I would often go to see them. I remember one time we went down, Greg said “If I ever get married, I want them to play.” They were also so great to us, and learned a number of songs to play on the night. Their version of Bohemian Like You was the perfect rendition for our first dance.

Wedding Location: Sydney, Australia / Photographer: Ben Adams / Florist: Justine Rose / Wedding Venue: The Quayside Room, Museum of Contemporary Art / Wedding Dress: Rachel Gilbert / Day Dress: Diane von Furstenberg / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Suit: Montagio Custom Tailoring / Bridal Party Suits: Topshop / Wedding Caterer: Fresh Catering / Wedding Cake: Planet Cake / Musician: Aubrey and Purton / Photobooth and DJ: Musiq Entertainment / Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates: Bride (Edita Knowler)

Peach and Gold Georgia Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Ariel Renae

It’s just a fact, Ariel Renae and beautiful weddings just go together like peanut butter and jelly. Abby and Chris’ romantic wedding was hardly an exception, and took our breath away as soon as we saw Abby’s incredible long-sleeved Jenny Packham gown. Oh, and that peony and garden rose bouquet from Juli Vaughn Designs? Don’t even get me started.

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From the bride, Abby: I wanted our wedding to be romantic and slightly whimsical with a few rustic touches. We were married under a pergola, so I knew I wanted a beautiful installation on it. We wanted the centerpieces at the reception to look collected and to be different on each table. Aside from the specific decorations, I just wanted the day to be happy and fun and to have beautiful weather (which we got!). We wanted our day to be romantic, whimsical, rustic, not-too-serious, and happy, with a palette of mint, peach, and gold.

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Bouquet recipe: Peonies, juliet garden roses, ranunculus, apricot stock, dusty miller, lamb’s ear, eucalyptus, sage.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? All the time, effort, and energy you put into wedding planning will be worth it! Although I eventually got so sick of all the planning, our wedding day was absolutely my favorite day ever, and I love how it turned out! However, it still would have been my favorite day even if things did not go as planned or something went wrong with the music/decorations/food/etc. because, at the end of the day, I married my favorite person! So, try not to stress about getting all the details perfect. While you will certainly appreciate how your wedding planning finally comes together on the big day, you will not look back and remember whether all the details were perfect; you will remember how happy you were and how fun the day was!

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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
Reception Entrance: “Good Time,” Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
First Dance: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
We told our DJ that we wanted current pop/hip-hop music, tons of 60s and 70s songs, a little 80s music, and a handful of 90s boy band songs that brought me back to my middle school days. It was SO FUN! Everyone was a fan of all the oldies, so our dance floor was full the entire reception–and we had a dry wedding!

Wedding Location: Dahlonega, GA / Photographer: Ariel Renae / Floral and Event Design: Juli Vaughn Designs / Wedding Venue and Caterer: White Oaks Barn / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham via Kelly’s Closet / Hair: Bride’s sister, Kristy Ammons / Makeup: Aubrie Patrick / Groom’s Suit: Savvi Formalwear / Wedding Cakes: Memorable Creations Cake Shop / Ceremony Musician: The Armonico String Ensemble / Singer: Sarah Tollerson / DJ: Groomsman Entertainment / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Consider The Lilies Paper / Videographer: Artworks Wedding Cinema

Guanacaste Destination Wedding

Beach Weddings

When you have friends and family spread out across the country and nothing sets your heart beating faster than travel, a destination wedding seems like a natural step. Maegan and Kevin chose Costa Rica as their location of choice, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! This elegant wedding had a few handmade touches that made it so personal, like the milkglass vases dipped in paint that went along with a subtle colorblock theme matching the groom + groomsmen’s ties. Katherine Stinnett Photography came along to capture all the gorgeousness:

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From the bride, Maegan: We had always had our heart set on having a destination wedding; we love traveling. We have family and friends spread all over the country, from California to Boston. So knowing we’d be asking our loved ones to travel no matter where we chose to get married, we thought it would be best to make a vacation out of it for everyone. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience to be on vacation with 45 of your closest family and friends! The best part of the destination wedding is that it keeps it so intimate, and you are guaranteed to be surrounded by those who love you the most and genuinely want nothing more than to celebrate your wedding. So hard to choose one favorite part but I think we definitely have to give our favorite moment of the day to dancing in the pool with all our guests – so much better than a regular dance floor.

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Our style is simple and modern. We knew we wanted the feel to be elegant but relaxed so that our guests could fully enjoy the moment and the gorgeous surroundings. As the bride I struggled with loving so many different beautiful ideas, but Tropical Occasions was able to get to know us and create a wedding style that showed our personalities perfectly.

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It was simple, sparkly, and absolutely beautiful – a kind of “beach glam”. Our colors were mint green, coral pinks, and tons of gold! I did several DIY projects and would’ve loved to do more, but had to keep the suit cases to a a manageable number. I’m most proud of the color block skinny ties I handmade from the grooms and all the groomsmen. They were inspired by one I fell in love with that was $100 a piece, and I made all 7 of these for $60!. We also DIY’d our luggage tag save-the-dates, the sparkly gold “BAR” letters, hand painted most of the vases for the flowers, tissue paper garland that was hung beneath our wedding guestbook poster, pompom toothpicks, “his” and “hers” personalized drink signs, glitter party straw flags, and the “M&K” cake topper letters.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Consider a destination wedding – a week long celebration with your closest friends and family is a once in a lifetime experience! If you can afford one, hire an event planner. It is more than worth the money. I had not one stress or worry throughout the entire planning process, even though we were planning a wedding in a totally different country. Our wedding day especially was completely stress free and we could just enjoy every second and not worry about a single detail, thanks to our planners. Tropical Occasions was out of this world. Start the DIY projects early! I did regret trying to sew 7 ties in the 3 days before we left for Costa Rica – I’m a procrastinator. Lastly, spend the money on an amazing videographer. It is so worth it to have that memory to relive forever. When you’re in the moment, you try your best to take it all in. But you’re so overwhelmed with emotion and excitement, it’s impossible to absorb it all. Oh yea – don’t stress about the weather!

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison
Bridal Processional: “Angel,” Jack Johnson
First Dance: “Feel My Love,” Adele
Stepfather/Daughter Dance: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” Elton John
Father/Daughter Dance: “Days Like These,” Van Morrison

Wedding Location: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica / Photographer: Katherine Stinnett Photography / Venue: Reserva Conchal / Event Planner: Tropical Occasions / Wedding Dress: Mary’s Design at Mary’s Designer Bridal Boutique in Annapolis, MD / Bride’s Necklace: Michael Kors / Bride’s Bracelet: J. Crew / Bride’s Earrings: iloniti / Bridal Party Bracelets and Earrings: Luxa Jewelry / Groom’s Shirt: Express / Groom’s Pants: Perry Ellis / Groom and Groomsmen Ties: handmade by the bride / Wedding Cake: Victoria Zoch / DJ: Stephen Denton / Guitarist for Ceremony/Cocktail Hour: Oscar Kopper / Wedding Invitations: adoridesigns / Videographer: Jonathan Yonkers

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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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Industrial Organic Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

I’m extra excited to share today’s shoot with you all. Bonnie Sen Creative Photography wanted to create a wedding shoot that approached decor and design elements from a more typically masculine point of view, and the result is even more gorgeous than you’d expect. Flowers from Studio DBI and the use of Sonoma Restaurant and Winebar for the venue make this inspiration shoot a home run.

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From the photographer, Bonnie: The lavishness of masculine detailing can be overlooked in wedding design. Inspired by found objects like watch gears, trinket tools, keys, and vintage liquor bottles, we sought to tailor this for a groom-friendly look. Featuring a bounty of gentlemen’s goods hailing from the he-chic haberdashery, Oakleaf and Acorn, these details complement the shoot design while standing out among the usual plethora of ladies’ gown, shoe, and jewelry pieces typically featured in weddings.

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Yet not to discount the indulgence of a stunning bridal look, we chose this untraditional nude under-layer gown with dazzling beading. Her bouquet and his boutonniere feature eucalyptus and rosemary. The tiny metal broach tucked among the bouquet and the chain wrapping (instead of traditional ribbon) added industrial influence. Her hair piece was handmade from dried pods and repurposed vintage necklace chains.

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Situated in one of DC’s finest eateries, an intimate reception set-up was key. We also wanted to highlight the spirits renaissance a groom is likely keen to and would want to incorporate into this special day. The cocktail bar features custom crafted libations: a whiskey, chai, and black walnut bitters drink for him and a gin, cran/ginger/rosemary mix with lemon and cointreau drink for her. The sweetheart table features layered fresh rosemary and wheat (playing on the culinary context) with tufts of moss over sophisticated gold and white place settings with mixed metallics to add dimension. The sweetheart table backdrop is an antique window frame with a eucalyptus and rosemary pattern. The handmade chandelier was a construction of chains with a bike rim (found on the streets of DC) to suspend moss filled globes.

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Shoot Location: Washington, DC / Photographer: Bonnie Sen Creative Photography / Flowers and Design: Liza Bourkard of Studio DBI / Venue: Sonoma Restaurant and Winebar / Wedding Dress: Pisarro Nights v-neck beaded sequin gown from Nordstrom / Bride’s Shoes: Glint radiance pumps from Nordstrom / Bangles: Alexis Bittar / Bridal Styling: Naina Singla of STYLE’N / Makeup: Allison Harper & Company / Groom’s Suit: Boss from Nordstrom / Bow Tie: Carrot and Gibbs / Pipe, Sunglasses, Lighter, Fragrance, and Miscellaneous Haberdashery: Oakleaf and Acorn / Vintage Bottles and Clock Gears/Tools: Leesburg Antique Emporium / Stationery: Lindsay Strup of Swoon / Models: Amy and Brandon

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Event Studio

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Glittery Outer Banks Wedding

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Connection Photo

With so much oomph and pizazz, it’s too difficult to resist the allure of this North Carolina coastal wedding. Joseph of Connection Photo sent this wedding to us, and we instantaneously fell in love with the style that the bride and Heather Clark of A Premiere Event of threw together, not to mention the floral design from Renee Landry. This is one punchy wedding with a timeless romance you won’t soon forget:

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From the bride, Kelley: We had an effortless time planning our wedding together. We like so many of the same styles and were looking for the same feel overall. There were a few key words that we gauged everything against in order to create what we feel, was our true dream wedding. Timeless, Romantic, Collected, Vintage. We collected almost everything from the books and glassware on the tables to the DIY hand-painted birds. If we bought items we made sure they came from an artist or small business. It was hugely important to us that if we were putting money out it was going to really impact the person or business on the other end. I had jewelry custom made for my bridesmaids, flower girls and our moms by a mother/daughter owned shop near home in Naperville, IL. After months of collaboration and allowing Nan and Brenda work their magic, I was just about as excited to give the girls their gifts as I was for our actual wedding day.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Although planning a wedding includes two families and multiple people, it is about you and your significant other first and foremost. For us, we felt planning our wedding was an extremely intimate and personal experience. Everything in our wedding was something personal to either one or both of us. Respect your other half, allow their personality to come through in unique and personal touches. That is what is going to make looking back on that day priceless. As we get our video and photos back, there are so many small highlights that he and I get to share privately whether it’s about something only we knew about or remembering back on the day we ventured out somewhere or found something. We were so fortunate.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Swept Away,” The Avett Brothers
Bride’s Processional: “Halo,” Beyonce – Instrumental
Recessional: “Ring Of Fire,” Johnny Cash
First Dance: “Call On Me,” Janis Joplin and Big Brother Holding Company
Father/Daughter Dance: “You Are My Sunshine,” Johnny Cash
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts

Wedding Location: Duck, NC / Photographer: Connection Photo / Wedding Venue: Grande Ritz Palm / Day-Of Coordination: Heather Clark of A Premiere Event / Florist: Renee Landry / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Wedding Veil: Bella Bianca / Wedding Shoes: Guess / Bride’s Jewelry: Maria Elena Headpieces / Hair: Kelly Horeni / Makeup: Lauren Gurski of All Eyes on the Bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lulu’s / Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: La Bijoutiere / Groom and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos: Black Tie Affair / Wedding Caterer: Red Sky Cafe / Wedding Cake: Just Desserts / Cupcakes: Atlantic Cake Company / Chocolate Covered Apricots and Pretzels: Distinct Delights / Linens: La Tavola Linen / DJ: DJ Bruce / Officiant: Reverend Jay Bowman / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Greenstar Paperie / Videographer: Digital Wunderland

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DIY Sequin Placemats

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The projects that Alisa Lewis Event Design make are always easy as pie to make. This one can also be used at dinner parties, and if you like anything sparkly and festive, this DIY is calling your name from miles away. Stock up these sequin placemats for a fab New Year’s eve dinner party too!

DIY Sequin Placemats


What you’ll need:

Placemats (We found our basic white placemats at Bed Bath & Beyond.)
Sequin fabric
Hot glue gun + glue sticks
Scissors

DIY Sequin Placemats
DIY Sequin Placemats

Step 1. Cut strips of the fabric to desired width, including extra to wrap around the sides.
Step 2. Using the hot glue gun, conceal the edges of the fabric in place.
Our fabric was thin, and didn’t need much glue. So we only used it on the edges and left the middle glue free.

Thank you Samantha Cabrera for the images!