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Fresh West Coast Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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Faux wedding experts The Big Fake Wedding recently traveled to Dallas, TX so local vendors could show their stuff in a big way. A group of 6 floral and event designers helped decorate the event, which was inspired by early mornings spent seaside after a road trip down the West Coast. California Dreaming at its finest!

fresh wedding bouquet - photo by Avery Earl Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fresh-west-coast-wedding-inspiration
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Colorful Agricultural Center Wedding in Marfa

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Mandee Johnson

If you ask us, today’s wedding almost runs more along the side of “amazing dance party” than it does any sort of traditional wedding, and we positively love it. Newlyweds Josh and Betsy even performed a choreographed first dance, arranged by an Emmy-nominated choreographer! Let’s take a peek at the bright + fun images from Mandee Johnson, with beautiful coordination and flowers from Magic Hour Marfa.

Colorful Agricultural Center Wedding in Marfa - photo by Mandee Johnson http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-agricultural-center-wedding-in-marfa
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Our Favorite Venues in: Austin

Wedding Design

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Not only is Texas totally gigantic, it offers many large cities with their own unique wedding venues. Austin is known as a pretty hip area in general, which is easily verified by taking a look at some of their best wedding locations. Without further ado, let’s take a peek at our favorite venues in Austin, TX!

Ma Maison wedding venue - photo by Jenna McElroy http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
Ma Maison, photographed by Jenna McElroy

Prospect House wedding venue - photo by Lisa Woods Photography http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
Prospect House, photographed by Lisa Woods Photography


The Union on Eighth, photographed by Nichols Photographers

Jennifers Garden wedding venue - photo by Julie Wilhite http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
Jennifer’s Gardens, photographed by Julie Wilhite

One Eleven East wedding venue http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
One Eleven East

Peached Social House wedding venue - photo by Feather and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
Peached Social House, photographed by Feather and Twine

Ranch Austin wedding venue - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
Ranch Austin, photographed by Mint Photography

Rustic Ranch wedding venue - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
Rustic Ranch, photographed by Mint Photography

Allan House wedding venue - photo by Michelle Boyd http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
Allan House, photographed by Michelle Boyd

Barr Mansion wedding venue - photo by Feather and Twine http://ruffledblog.com/our-favorite-venues-in-austin
Barr Mansion, photographed by Feather and Twine

Romantic Party Wedding at Prospect House

Romantic Weddings

It seems like lately we can’t resist a wedding at Prospect House, and for good reasons — just take a look at this one from Lisa Woods Photography, Wild Sky Events, and Petals Ink to know why. Flannery and Nick had a New Year’s Eve wedding at the Texas venue, providing their guests with love and laughter, good eats, and a party to celebrate the holiday in style.

Romantic Party Wedding at Prospect House - photo by Lisa Woods Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-party-wedding-at-prospect-house
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Modern Romantic Wedding with Boho Details

Romantic Weddings

Today’s wedding is a bit of a palate cleanser, with refreshingly clean design and a crisp color palette of pinky-reds, green, and white. Sophie Epton Photography captured Hannah and Sean’s celebration, which featured a hearty dose of greenery and beautiful anemones arranged by Merveille Events. Congratulations to the happy newlyweds!

Modern Romantic Wedding with Boho Details - photo by Sophie Epton Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-with-boho-details
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Modern Bohemian Wedding with an Air Plant Bouquet

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Flora + Fauna

A pinch of modern, a dash of bohemian, and a whole lot of lovely make up today’s wedding. A talented team of Texas vendors including Flora + Fauna, Sweet Events, and Sweetwater Stems had a part in Alaina and Arie’s big day, which included fab details like an impeccable Elizabeth Fillmore wedding gown, a sleek floral wall, and a modern minimalist reception. Let’s jump in!

Modern Bohemian Wedding with an Air Plant Bouquet - photo by Flora and Fauna http://ruffledblog.com/modern-bohemian-wedding-with-an-air-plant-bouquet
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Enchanted Garden Bridal Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Kurt Boomer

We’re leaving you this weekend with some breathlessly gorgeous images and inspiration from Kurt Boomer, Joy Proctor Design, and Bows and Arrows, who put together this romantic scene for Bella Belle‘s new Enchanted collection of bridal shoes. For all of us suckers for romance, this one’s for us all:

romantic bridal inspiration - photo by Kurt Boomer http://ruffledblog.com/enchanted-garden-bridal-inspiration
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Muted Mediterranean Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

The Lockharts

Elegant, ethereal, and with a muted color palette is how this styled shoot from The Lockharts, Dixie Does Vintage, and Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe came to us — and we loved it at first blush. The entire scene is a lesson in fresh takes on barn weddings, blending rustic touches with modern romantic femininity.

Muted Mediterranean Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by The Lockharts http://ruffledblog.com/muted-mediterranean-inspired-wedding-ideas
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Garden Inspired Brunch Wedding at Arlington Hall

Garden Weddings

You know us — we’re defenseless against a good brunch wedding. A couple in love, delicious breakfast food, and remarkably beautiful scenery were just what we needed to see today, and we have a hunch you’ll feel the same way. Stephanie Brazzle Photography captured all the goodness on film, while Crystal Frasier Weddings and Garden Gate took care of the design and flowers.

Garden Inspired Brunch Wedding at Arlington Hall - photo by Stephanie Brazzle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-brunch-wedding-at-arlington-hall
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Mexico Inspired Wedding Ideas with Bougainvillea

Wedding Design

Lovers of historical locations in warm climates will love the visuals involved in this gorgeous wedding. Designed and planned by Belle Events using amazing florals provided by Bramble & Bee and captured by Dana Fernandez Photography, this delightful wedding is sure to inspire anyone who wants to create a day to remember.

Mexico Inspired Wedding Ideas with Bougainvillea - photo by Dana Fernandez Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mexico-inspired-wedding-ideas-with-bougainvillea
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Birch and Copper Wedding Inspiration with Modern Romance

Wedding Design

After seeing today’s styled shoot from Kasey Lynn Photography, Sweet Tea and Linen, and A Different Bloom, we’re convinced birch and copper are the chicest pairing to follow. A hint of burgundy brings this airy combination back down to earth, while plenty of greenery and geometric details tie everything together into a wedding package you’re sure to love.

Birch and Copper Wedding Inspiration with Modern Romance - photo by Kasey Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/birch-and-copper-wedding-inspiration-with-modern-romance
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Industrial Texas Wedding with Romantic Minimalism

Modern Weddings

Texas is known for its weddings with heaps and heaps of southern charm, but Ashley and Johnny’s wedding broke out and traveled down the road of modern and clean. Rachel Meagan Photography was in charge of chronicling this fun couple’s big day and immediately, it evokes a contemporary feel with simple yet striking elements. The bloom creations by Wild Bunches Floral echo this with eye-catchingly bright white anemones, the ever-loved eucalyptus, and white peonies, to name a few.

Industrial Texas Wedding with Romantic Minimalism - photo by Rachel Meagan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/industrial-texas-wedding-with-romantic-minimalism
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Wedding Vendors

European-Inspired Jewel Toned Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Julie Wilhite

If there’s anything we’ve learned from today’s styled shoot, it’s that effortless style can still look chic. Julie Wilhite captured this beautiful wedding inspiration played out by 36th Street Events and Remi & Gold, who fused together jewel tones and organic design for a fête ideal for any European-loving couple.

outdoor wedding reception - photo by Julie Wilhite http://ruffledblog.com/european-inspired-jewel-toned-wedding-ideas

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Julie Wilhite

Event Design and Coordination

36th Street Events

Floral Design

Remi & Gold

Venue

Jennifer's Garden

Wedding Dress

Amy Kuschel

Bridal Store

Unbridaled

Rings

Susie Saltzman

Hair and Makeup

Makeup by Sommer

Wedding Cake

Feathers and Frosting

Rentals and Lounge

Birch and Brass

Stationery

Boarding School Collective

Models

Mystie Pineda, Matthew Redden

Moody Woodland Romance Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

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Awake Photography

What better way to kick off the work week than a sweet wedding editorial inspired by poetry? Today’s styled shoot came to fruition thanks to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with a talented team of Awake Photography, Makeup by Alli Kirk, and Glitter and Whiskey Events translating those words into beautiful scenery. It’s impossible to do these images justice with words, so let’s jump right in!

Moody Woodland Romance Wedding Editorial - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Awake Photography

Event Concept and Makeup

Makeup by Alli Kirk

Event Planning, Creative Design, and Floral Design

Glitter and Whiskey Events

Wedding Dress

Tara Latour

Bridal Store

Unbridaled

Ring

Susie Saltzman

Hair

Beauty Call Hair and Makeup

Catering

Red Sage Catering

Wedding Cake

Dulce Cakes and Sweets

Stationery

Paper Tie Affair

Calligraphy

Handwritten Jane

Models

Ashley Font, Ashley Johnson

Intimate Wedding with Pup Ring Bearers

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Jenna McElroy

How adorable is this playful + intimate Austin wedding? Some might consider planning a wedding on a hotel balcony to be a challenge, but Katy and Charlie accepted it with gusto and the result has truly left us speechless! Soft, pastel blooms from Margot Blair created an exquisite balance for the dark, geometric furniture, and those halo-wearing canines made sure that nothing was lacking on this special day. We especially love the pink watercolor curtain that served as an eye-catching ceremony backdrop. Jenna McElroy captured every small detail from the velvet ribbons that decorate the bouquet to the flash tat bar at the larger reception. We can’t wait for you to see it all!

Intimate Wedding With Pup Ring Bearers - photo by Jenna McElroy Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-wedding-with-pup-ring-bearers
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jenna McElroy

Floral Design

Margot Blair

Ceremony Venue

South Congress Hotel

Reception Venue and Catering

Malverde

Wedding Dress

Needle and Thread

Rings

Shaesby

Hair

Vain Salon

Makeup

Stacy Matthews

Macarons

Café No Sé

Videography

This Modern Revelry

Film Lab

PhotoVision Prints

Berry Toned Thanksgiving Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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You know what they say — “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” even the Big Fake Wedding! You don’t want to miss this berry-toned Thanksgiving inspired affair that redefines autumn with its deep purple hues, pastel pumpkins and bohemian glam style. The bride, Jennifer, stunned in a flirty, off-the shoulder gown covered in lace from head to toe, which proved to be the perfect look for an outdoor, lakeside ceremony. Steering away from the traditional getaway car, Jennifer and JP took off in a lovely getaway boat as their guests headed into the barn for the reception. You’re now invited to fawn with us.

Berry Toned Thanksgiving Wedding Inspiration - photo by Sarah Lanette Photography http://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-thanksgiving-wedding-inspiration
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Nichole Photography, Lyndsay Lyon Photography, Sarah Lanette Photography

Floral + Event Design: Personal Flowers + Head Table + Tables 2, 6

Celebrate Colorfully

Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 5

Cebolla Fine Flowers

Floral + Event Design: Tables 3,7,9,10

One Fine Day Weddings & Events

Floral + Event Design: Registration Table + Tables 4, 8

Fete & Frivolty Events

Day-of-Coordinator

One Fine Day Weddings & Events

Venue

The Venue at Waterstone

Wedding Dress

Leann's Bridal

Hair & Makeup Artist

Marbles Salon

Catering

Unique Catering & Party Planners

Wedding Cake

A Sweet Life

Dessert Bar

Granny's Sweet Treats

Popsicles

Steel City Pops

Alcohol

Spirit-Elite

White Wine Sponsor

Hall Wines

Ceremony Musician

The Electric Violin Lady

DJ + Emcee + Photo Booth

Leforce Entertainment

Entertainment

Royal Dukes Band

Vintage Rentals

Urban Antiquities

Linens

I Do Linens

Custom Dance Floor

Inkredible Wedding Graphics

Signage

Two Sisters Handmade

Wedding Invitations

Bella Dia Stationery

Thank You Cards + Koozies

Cherish Creations

Videography

Goman Productions

Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Allen

Registry

Dinner 4 Two

Travel

Shangri-la World Travel

Wedding Fitness

Bells and Barbells

Sponsoring Partner

WeddingWire

Romantic Airy Texas Wedding

Modern Weddings

Joy, pure joy exudes from the photos of the real wedding we are featuring today! Iris and Felix’s timelessly beautiful celebration is proof that tasteful simplicity can often make the biggest impact. Flashes of navy, green and gold are the perfect accent for the all-white palette of a barn illuminated by elegant chandeliers that make a serious (well, seriously awesome) statement. We’re slightly obsessed with Iris’ dreamy floral headpiece and BHLDN gown featuring an intricate design along the back – the perfect complement for the blooms from Flowers & Moore. We simply can’t wait for you to see all the images from Leah Golter Photography below!

Romantic Airy Texas Wedding - photo by Leah Golter Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-airy-texas-wedding
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Leah Golter Photography

Floral Design

Flowers & Moore

Event Planning

Amanda Leak

Venue

The White Sparrow

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Betsey Johnson

Jewelry

Givenchy

Hair

Styling by Macey

Makeup

Alexandria Rae

Bridesmaid Dresses

Vow to be Chic

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Wedding Cake

Loft 22 Cakes

DJ

DJ Dominc Nagella with Le Force Entertainment

Videography

Alex Stone

Film Lab

PhotoVision Prints

Romantic Elopement Setting with Dreamy Florals

Wedding Design

Don’t mind us while we fawn over this glorious collaboration from Kari Ellen Events, Kate Foley Designs and Stephanie Brazzle Photography. This magnificent garden shoot is nothing short of divine – in fact, we love every polished detail from the majestically suspended petals to the dazzling gown to the candlelit ceremony space. Even the authentic love and playfulness of the couple has us giddy.

Tuscan Garden Elopement Editorial - http://ruffledblog.com/tuscan-garden-elopement-editorial
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Event Design

Kari Ellen Events

Floral Design

Kate Foley Designs

Venue

Chapel at Ana Villa

Property Owners

Walters Wedding Estates

Wedding Dress

Lillian West

Bridal Boutique

The Blushing Bride Boutique

Jewelry

Shapiro Diamonds

Hair Accessories

Hair Comes The Bride

Hair & Makeup

Kiss Her Face

Groom's Attire

The Groomsman Suit

Catering

Food Glorious Food

Wedding Cake

Jenny Layne Bakery

Rentals

Posh Couture Rental, Rent My Dust

Calligraphy

Polished Pen Calligraphy

Breezy Organic Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

There’s nothing fussy about this raw, nature-inspired shoot from Red Fern Photography. The simplicity of the table paired with the pure, effortless beauty of the bride’s gown offers a refreshing take that has us spinning with delight. Delicate blooms from Pollen run freely across the table in a way that mimics the verdant landscape, and even the loose hand lettering in the stationery suite moves with grace and ease! We’re utterly obsessed with the way all these elements blend together cohesively, as if they were always joined as one.

Breezy Organic Wedding Inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/breezy-organic-wedding-inspiration
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Red Fern Photography

Floral Design

Pollen

Venue

Travaasa Austin

Wedding Dress

Pronovias

Rings

Trumpet and Horn

Makeup

Lola Beauty

Furniture Rentals

Loot Vintage Rentals

Tabletop Rentals

The Ark Rentals

Ribbon

Adorn Company

Calligraphy

Fig and Flourish

Models

Alyssa Bonhert, Keith Karsen

Moody Dramatic Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Now that fall is finally here, we are fully embracing this berry-toned affair cultivated by creative minds like Lindsey Zamora and Poppy Lane Design. This dream within a dream, shot by Britni Dean Photography is candid proof of the power of film. Straying flowers and trailing ribbons rest gracefully upon a layered gown that pops vividly against a hypnotizing monochromatic backdrop, while poetic hand lettering in gold glitters atop a textured papyrus in deep teal. As we gaze upon the lavish tablescape, we can’t help but notice the divine fruits clumped artistically amongst the gold-rimmed stemware and pleated blue china. Talk about aesthetic!

Moody Dramatic Wedding Inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/moody-dramatic-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Britni Dean Photography: Amanda Watson’s Workshop was my very first workshop experience and it truly marked a turn in my heart and in my business. I have never shot with such intention or motivation! I am so excited to share this all film moody wedding inspiration at Aristide in Mansfield, Texas.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Britni Dean Photography

Workshop

Amanda Watson Workshops

Event Design

Lindsey Zamora

Floral Design

Poppy Lane Design

Venue

Aristide

Wedding Dress

Carol Hannah

Wedding Shoes

Kate Spade

Rings

Amulette Jewelry

Hair and Makeup

Beauty and the Blush

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Wedding Cake

Layered Bake Shop

Tabletop

Posh Couture Rentals

Ribbon

The Poetry of Silk

Paper Goods and Calligraphy

Fig & Flourish

Film Lab

The FIND Lab

Models

Bride, Groom - The Campbell Agency

Vow Book

Wedding Story Writer

Art Gallery Inspired Wedding Shoot with Agate

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Christa Elyce

We’re sure you’ve noticed the trend of using agate and geodes in wedding design, and if you can’t tell, we’re pretty big fans of it. Today’s styled shoot uses these natural elements in an art gallery setting, relying on striking, bold blues and hints of brass for a truly modern look. The team of Christa Elyce, Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions, and Dream Bouquet positively nailed it, don’t you think?

Art Gallery Inspired Wedding Shoot with Agate - http://ruffledblog.com/art-gallery-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-agate

From the event planner and stylist, Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions: Our Agate-Geo Styled Shoot was inspired by a chance visit to a local art gallery in Houston, TX. We wanted to find a unique event space beyond the normal look and feel of a hotel ballroom. The Deborah Colton Gallery had a wide array of high end art. Nothing stood out to us more than the piece titled, Primeval, by Dorothy Hood. The rich, jewel tone colors and texture were the perfect fit for an agate inspired shoot. We knew we wanted to embrace the texture and imperfection of agate slices and now had the perfect art piece to accompany the look.

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geodes - http://ruffledblog.com/art-gallery-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-agate

Once we fell in love with the painting, we curated our shoot to reflect the rich colors and understated sophistication the piece so demanded. The base inspiration of fine art and an nontraditional wedding venue triggered the idea of submitting to Ruffled. We knew we needed to submit to a platform that appreciates something different and shows new, unique ideas to share with brides! After locking in the venue, and agreeing to carefully shoot this one of a kind masterpiece, we created a detailed style board and set out for the perfect team of vendors. With each, we presented the overall look and feel for the day and put together a stand out team of professionals who truly internalized our vision. The smallest detail, yet foundation of agate slices, proved to be most adventurous and challenging task yet! Agate slices are easily found at local boutiques as polished coasters or bookends. This simply wouldn’t do! The rough edges and textures are quickly lost with the perfection consumers crave. Luckily, during the planning process for the shoot, I found myself on the other side of the world in Thailand! I made it my personal mission to search all markets and beach-side stands for the perfect slices. On my last day in Phuket, Thailand, I was drawn into a shop with a multitude of treasures. There, on a bottom shelf, covered in layers of dust, were the perfect, sapphire blue gems!! I knew I’d met my match!! My husband quickly purchased them and we were on our way home!

bright bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/art-gallery-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-agate

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It seems so trivial and simple, they are slices of rock most would say; this just wasn’t so. What this shoot needed was the uniqueness each had to offer and the imperfections to tie in the entire look. Our wonderful calligrapher scripted the names of guest and of course, “Bride” and “Groom”, to make the perfect place cards and guest favors; some of our favorite detail shots! Geometric and angels proved to be underlining elements throughout the shoot. From the neckline of the bridesmaid’s dress, to the shape detail and angles on the bride’s, we studied every piece before adding it to the collection. The Kendra Scott jewelry was a perfect accompaniment, with the angles and edges mimicking that of rocks and the organic, natural patterns presented in agate. For floral, we focused on a look to incorporate pops of colors with the hues of blues and reds the painting offered. Blue thistles, harsh and edgy, yet sophisticated, were utilized throughout. The florist provided stunning fringed tulips with a smooth outer surface, yet unexpected jagged edges, to provide an added to element to the expected simplicity.

geode slice place setting - http://ruffledblog.com/art-gallery-inspired-wedding-shoot-with-agate

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We also played off of the geometric feel with the various vases and candle holders, as well as wine glasses with an acute edge (rather than a perfect cylindrical look), that created the tablescape. The facets on each gave a different dimension depending on one’s vantage point. The cake, was the perfect example of how agate and geometric inspired design go hand in hand. The cake designer utilized a marbling technique to portray the beauty of layers, and blending of hues, agate exudes. This, along with the geometric base, a gold brushed hexagon, was the perfect marriage of the two design elements. We always encourage brides to be open minded, yet stay true to themselves. Anyone can create a wedding that will leave an impression whether they choose to stay inside the box, balance on the lines of its edges, or completely jump outside!! A great team of vendors and solid inspiration board from the beginning allows one to create something unique, yet present a cohesive wedding look they will surely love!!

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christa Elyce

Event Planning and Styling

Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions

Floral Design

Dream Bouquet

Venue

Deborah Colton Gallery

Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Dress

Houston Bridal Gallery

Jewelry

Kendra Scott

Hair and Makeup

Adorne Artistry

Wedding Cake

Sugary & Chic Cake Boutique

Rentals

EB Inc.

Wedding Invitations, Paper Goods, and Calligraphy

Nib and Pixel

Early Morning Bridal Boudoir Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Emily Katharine

The moments before a wedding are precious — there’s no better time to reflect on the new path on which you’re embarking with the love of your life. Amanda Watson Workshops and Lindsey Zamora dreamt up this beautiful scene of a bride taking a bit of time to herself before slipping into her wedding gown, with a peppering of floral decor by Poppy Lane Design and the dreamiest film photography from Emily Katharine. These images serve as testament to how gorgeous and delicate boudoir photography can be!

Early Morning Bridal Boudoir Inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/early-morning-bridal-boudoir-inspiration

From the photographer, Emily Katharine: Wedding days are so impactful and getting ready to don the wedding gown should be celebrated. I was fortunate enough to attend the Amanda Watson Workshops in Dallas. On the first day, we captured intimate, early morning inspiration as Caroline prepared to meet her groom. The soft light that poured into The White Sparrow was perfect. Barefoot, Caroline tiptoed on the fresh, white wood. Her hair was tousled and curled by Beauty and the Blush. Her neutral makeup was pronounced with a soft smoky eye. Lindsey Zamora styled the scene, complete with organic greenery from Poppy Lane Design and burning candles. Of course, the veil and laced robes from Girl and a Serious Dream are incredibly dreamy. I cannot imagine anything more romantic to wear the morning of your wedding.
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Downtown Dallas Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration

Wedding Design

My, oh, my do we love this styled rehearsal dinner from Amanda Watson Workshops. With several nods to the subtle beauty of nature, this “simple” tablescape makes a significant impact. Design gurus Lindsey Zamora and Poppy Lane Design balanced the crisp, clean lines of the vignette with the refined details of the marble-topped table, branch-backed chairs, and metallic gold flatware that graces each place setting. We’re thankful that Magnolia Adam’s Photography was there to show us that rehearsal dinners before the big day can shine just as bright.

Downtown Dallas Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-dallas-rehearsal-dinner-inspiration

From the photographer, Michelle of Magnolia Adam’s Photography: I had a blast attending the Amanda Watson Workshops this past month. This was my second workshop at Amanda’s assistant and I can’t brag on her enough for the way she structures her workshops. One thing I love is how the welcome dinner for the workshop doubles as a rehearsal dinner inspiration. I love how Lindsey Zamora styled the event and the leather details from Fig and Flourish. I felt the leather gave it an organic feel while making the evening personal. Being that it was a workshop, I was impressed with the challenge of shooting this dinner. Just next to us was a splash pad with kids running and shouting and on the other end of us was rush hour traffic. If all of that was not distracting enough, the entire building was reflective. We joked that it felt like a photographer’s reality show, but I am thankful for how all the images turned out!

chic wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-dallas-rehearsal-dinner-inspiration

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modern rehearsal dinner - http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-dallas-rehearsal-dinner-inspiration
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Magnolia Adam's Photography

Workshop

Amanda Watson Workshops

Event Design

Lindsey Zamora

Floral Design

Poppy Lane Design

Venue

Savor Gastropub

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Bride's Ring

Amulette Jewelry

Hair and Makeup

Beauty and the Blush

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Tabletop Decor

Posh Couture Rentals

Paper Goods and Calligraphy

Fig & Flourish

Watercolor Greenhouse Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

An incredible greenhouse setting, delicate watercolor accents, and the lushest floral arrangements by Oh Deery are just a few of the highlights from today’s styled shoot, designed by Kindle & Gather. With a goal of creating a scene that’s simultaneously romantic, whimsical, and organic, this team (including Elisabeth Carol Photography) set to work on one of the most beautiful shoots we’ve seen so far this year.

Watercolor Greenhouse Wedding Inspiration - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

From the event stylist and coordinator, Kindle & Gather: Our entire team was giddy as we saw this shoot come together! Inspired by the soft hues of a watercolor palette, we wanted to create an aesthetic that was romantic, yet whimsical and organic. The Greenhouse at Driftwood was the perfect location for this shoot with its array of plants and cacti. The natural surroundings of this beautiful venue created the perfect contrast to the elegant components we incorporated.

watercolor wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

lush bouquet with greenery - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

peach boutonniere - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

watercolor wedding invitations - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

peach boutonnieres - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

bouquet with orange flowers - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

bride and groom - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

wedding reception table - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

tablescape - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

Our natural wood table was adorned with a mix of vintage and classic china in addition to eclectic brass candlesticks. The soft blooms mixed with loose greenery completed the table design with a stunning focal centerpiece. Each vendor, from the photographer to the models to the calligrapher, was a dream to collaborate with.

wedding bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

floral centerpiece - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

wedding portrait - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

place setting with a peach - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

reception table - http://ruffledblog.com/watercolor-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Elisabeth Carol Photography

Event Styling and Coordination

Kindle & Gather

Floral Design

Oh Deery

Venue

The Greenhouse at Driftwood

Bridal Store

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Hair and Makeup

Makenzie Laine Hair & Makeup

Rentals

Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals

Stationery

Goldie Design Co.

Dreamy and Elegant Wedding in Houston

Garden Weddings

Ready to add a heavy dose of chicness to your day? We can’t think of any better way to kick off the weekend, so we’re bringing you the stunningly beautiful wedding of Katy and David, photographed by Katie Grant Photography. As always, Bows + Arrows provided some of the most eye-catching floral arrangements we’ve ever seen!

Chic Houston Garden Wedding - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

bridal bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

groomsmen boutonnieres - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

wedding sign - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

lush bouquet - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding
This oversized bouquet is just the perfect size to make an impact without overshadowing the bride. Contributing to the fullness in no small part is the array of peonies, an all-time favorite for sure.

wedding party - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

ceremony flowers - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

wedding ceremony - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

ceremony kiss - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

wedding table - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

candles - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

tablescape - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

floral table runner - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding
When haven’t we been thrilled to see a floral table runner? The coral charms and open white peonies in this one makes our hearts sing, that’s for sure.

wedding cake with flowers - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

cake table - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

wedding getaway - http://ruffledblog.com/chic-houston-garden-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Katie Grant Photography

Floral Design

Bows + Arrows

Venue and Catering

Tiny Boxwoods

Wedding Dress

Morilee

Hair and Makeup

Hey Lovely Makeup

Chalkboards

Half Moon Lettering

Film Lab

Photovision Prints

Modern Highlands Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

This beautiful wedding editorial is just the thing we need for this September day, and how perfect is the styling for the upcoming change of the season? Kati Hewitt Photography and Love Birds Vintage Rentals & Styling collaborated on this Scotland-inspired shoot, bringing in all of the classic elements of the jaw-dropping elements of the Highlands terrain with a hint of modernity. Bride & Bloom drew in some of the most awe-inducing, berry-toned blooms and foliage for the arrangements; great complementary pieces for the earthy feel of this entire shoot.

whimsical wedding ideas - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Kati Hewitt Photography: There are few places in Europe as beautifully enchanting as the Highlands of Scotland, a fact not lost on the Mother-Daughter design team at the helm of Love Birds Vintage Rentals & Styling. “We lived in Scotland when Tiffani was a teenager,” explained Bridgette, “so we brought a lot of items home with us when we returned to the States. There is something about the history and character of those pieces that shaped not just this shoot, but our overall design aesthetic and how we approach wedding design in general. Scotland is all about history, and in a sense, weddings are as well. We want to help our clients create spaces that speak to their own story; their own history, and their families’ histories. That’s what weddings are, after all, taking his history and her history, combining them and then building upon that to create your own.”

Scottish-themed wedding - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

groom's accessories - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

bridal photos - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

We took the idea of quintessential Scotland, with its intense green hills, beautiful ivy-lined rose gardens and stark gray architecture and then tempered it with a modern touch. There’s a lot of that going on in the region as well, always a push and pull between the traditional and the modern, and that idea extends to American wedding design as well. We really wanted to keep that traditional element, that sort of wink to the past, without creating a design that felt stuffy. Of course there are elements like the tartan throws that are decidedly traditional, but when you look at Kelli, her look is much more edgy. We wanted to show brides that it is possible to combine both in a way that works.

Texas wedding venues - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

rustic wedding decor - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

wedding signs - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

place settings - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

wedding table ideas - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

foliage centerpieces - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

modern wedding hairstyles - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

fall wedding centerpieces - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

vintage plate ideas - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

Working with Kati Hewitt of Kati Hewitt Photography, they were able to capture the essence of Scotland without the 8 hour plane ride. “Olde Dobbin Station was the perfect backdrop, and Kati captured it perfectly. It’s one of the oldest structures in the area dating back to the late 1890s. We knew we wanted to capitalize on that for this shoot. When we started adding in all the details, it just took us right back home.”

wedding bouquets - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

fall wedding flowers - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

wedding details - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

gold and white wedding cake - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

lace back wedding dresses - photo by Kati Hewitt http://ruffledblog.com/modern-highlands-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Garden High School Sweetheart Wedding

Garden Weddings

In our line of work, it never fails to warm our souls when we come across high school sweethearts. Newlyweds Chasni and Joshua couldn’t stop themselves from filling the day with little inside jokes, nods to their love for each other, and of course gorgeous visual treats for the guests in the form of the venue’s incredible Spanish moss. And did we mention Chasni’s Amsale wedding gown? Pinch me. Thank you to Virginia Ann Photography and Razzle Dazzle Event Decorating for your wonderful work on this day!

Garden High School Sweetheart Wedding

From the bride, Chasni: Of course when you start planning your wedding you want everything and Pinterest can definitely be at fault for that – LOL. I feel like the style I envisioned for our wedding was a mix between a shabby chic look along with boho touches here and there.

wedding dress

wedding invitations

wedding shoes

wedding rings

wedding party

pastel pink bouquet
Bouquet recipe: Peonies, Sweetheart Roses, Lisianthus, Hydrangeas, Dusty Millers, Stock, Seeded Eucalyptus, and Italian Ruscus.

bridal party in light pink

first look

first look

If I could best describe the look of our wedding I would say whimsical, elegant, and romantic. We didn’t have a theme but our color scheme was soft pinks, golds and ivory with touches of greenery everywhere! Oh and I’m such a DIY type of person, so with the help of my mother (and a few other family members) we tackled quite a few DIY projects throughout the wedding planning process. Some of the DIY projects included the wedding programs, our welcome sign, wedding invitations, the outdoor games – rings toss and cornhole boards, my bridal party’s jewelry – I made their necklaces and bracelets, “Here Comes the Bride” sign, my something blue keepsake garter with lace from my mothers wedding dress, and the list just goes on. My Dad is amazing and also helped with our DIY projects. He made me a palette coffee table that we used outdoors with a few other furniture pieces and it turned out great!

ceremony chapel

groom reaction to bride

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wedding ceremony

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ceremony recessional

wedding party

wedding portrait

wedding portrait

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start early! The earlier the better, I’m one of those brides that did everything early and it really helped me out as we got closer to the wedding. I got so many things out of the way, even the small things you tend to forget about. For instance, parents gifts, bridal party gifts, wedding jewelry and accessories. I even started buying a lot of my wedding decor early on. I started grabbing those things about a year before the wedding and even throughout the planning. So, when I started to get organized and pull out everything from storage a few weeks before the wedding, I realized I had so many decorations and I was able use them all over the wedding venue! It was perfect.

wedding reception

tall centerpiece

wedding reception

simple centerpieces

chair signs

pink sequin sweetheart table

mantel decor

gold sparkle wedding cake

cake cutting

father daughter dance

newlywed getaway

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Be sure to watch the film from 2911 Films:

Wedding Music:
Prelude: “All of Me,” John Legend; “You and Me,” Lifehouse; “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
Processional: “Marry Me,” Train
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran; “Island Girl,” Tribal Seed

From the photographer, Virginia Ann Photography: Chasni and Josh are high school sweet hearts which meant their day was full of so many “I know you so well” touches. From their gifts to each other at the beginning of the day, a pair of sunglasses for her since she loves the beach and an awesome watch for him since fashion is so much a part of his line of work as a stylist, to the little looks and laughs from inside jokes they kept whispering to each other during portrait time. Their bond was so clear. The venue, The Ranch at San Patricio, couldn’t have been more idyllic, full Spanish moss covered oaks swaying in the breeze surrounding the little white chapel with the sound of the water trickling by from the small brook just behind. Their color palette of blush, gold, and pops of navy made for a classic strong look against the organic green background. All eyes were on Chasni as she walked the aisle in her stunning Amsale bridal gown to her groom. This day was one for the books!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virginia Ann Photography

Floral and Wedding Design

Razzle Dazzle Event Decorating Inc.

Day-Of Wedding Coordination

Circle A Events

Venue

The Ranch at San Patricio

Wedding Dress

Amsale "Carson"

Bridal Store

Julian Gold

Belt

Bella Bride Boutique

Wedding Veil

Blanca Veils "Drop Cathedral Veil"

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka "Kiara"

Jewelry

JC Bridal Jewelry

Hair

Kosmo Salon

Makeup

Victoria Lobdell

Bridesmaid Dresses

Wtoo Bridesmaids

Groom's Attire

Michael Kors via Al's Formalwear

Groomsmen Attire

Doni Barassi via Al's Formalwear

Catering

Salinas Catering Inc

Wedding Cake

Sugar Sugar

DJ

TRT Music Productions

Wedding Invitation Design

Casey Snyder Design

Videography

2911 Films

Photobooth

Freeze Frame Photo Booth Rental

Transportation

King's Chariot Limousine

Greenhouse Wedding Anniversary Session

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Marsais

Getting right out and saying it, this wedding anniversary session is touching and a tear-jerker to say the least. We’re so thankful to have had Marsais share such a beautiful shoot representing real, deep love and Joy and Ben’s story is one for the ages. With the help of Jade Magnolia‘s boho chic design and Clementine‘s lovely blooms, this astounding couple certainly deserved a terrific way to mark their wedding anniversary and this shoot was it. Read their incredible story below and be sure to have a tissue handy to wipe those tears!

anniversary session ideas - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

From the photographer, Marsais: It’s a special occasion working in the wedding industry when a couple immediately touches your heart, at such a young age, and inspires you all the same. That is the start of the story of Ben + Joy, who are celebrating their wedding anniversary. This is no ordinary love story, but one of courage and determination and a love that runs deep and wide.

wedding invitations - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

colorful wedding flowers - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

At age 16 Ben was diagnosed with an extremely rare bone cancer. The battle would begin, taking his right leg to repair his spine and and giving him a 10% chance of survival. At age 18, he was diagnosed again, with odds that you can imagine, completely did not serve in his favor. He met Joy during this time and their friendship began and ultimately, united them. It has been a long, arduous journey for any young man to endure but 7 years in remission, he finally got to marry the love of his life. Unsure if this day would ever arrive, it was a celebration their friends and family will never forget.

boho wedding dress - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

dreamy sweetheart tables - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

wedding place settings - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

bride and groom - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

grassy sweetheart tables - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

Marking their wedding anniversary is extremely important for them. It represents the fight they have for each other, the will to overcome such heartbreak and the power that love and faith represent in their life. We couldn’t think of a better place to represent such growth and life in their session than having this anniversary shoot take place at the incredible Greenhouse in Driftwood. A very place which uniquely represents such incredible and rare treasures. A location filled with light and love. We wish Ben + Joy nothing but extreme happiness in their long life together! We are celebrating with you guys!

peony and rose centerpieces - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

boho wedding decor - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

botanical wedding bouquets - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

wedding photography - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

coral charm peony wedding cakes - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

romantic wedding ideas - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

dramatic wedding dresses - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

anniversary ideas - photo by Marsais http://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-wedding-anniversary-session

View all images from this anniversary shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Marsais

Event Design and Wedding Cake

Jade Magnolia

Floral Design

Clementine

Venue

The Greenhouse Driftwood

Wedding Dress

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Janelle Christine

Fabric Runner

Pistils + Stamen

Mud Cloth

The Stella Blue Gallery

Ribbon

Silk & Willow

Glassware and Napkins

Anthropologie

Dinnerware

Crate & Barrel

Film Scans

The FIND Lab

Wedding Invitations and Calligraphy

Red Calligraphy

French Garden Inspired Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Ben Q Photography

Anything beautiful is bound to always catch our eye and that happens quite often over here. Anything French-inspired and beautiful is, without a doubt, going to be something we fall for and as a clear example, this Ben Q Photography wedding editorial is it. It’s inundated with soft, gauzy colors reminiscent of the French countryside, a divine dress, and a personal favorite, those sweet loaves of French bread that are so simple yet so perfect. Kudos to The Southern Table and Events by Kristin for this spectacle. Take us to France already!

French-themed weddings - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

From the event and floral designer, The Southern TableInspired by the rolling lavender fields of Provence, we chose a soft, serene palette of pale purples, greys, with pops of peach. The Southern Table combined garden roses, sweet pea, trailing clematis with heuchera leaves, lavender, and bearded irises in organic cement pots for an earthy, yet elegant feel. They paired these loose, organic arrangements with gold trimmed scalloped dinnerware and sleek gold flatware to create this elevated garden look.

wedding hairstyles - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

peach colored wedding invitations - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding arches - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

outdoor ceremony - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding ceremony flowers - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding bouquets - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

gray wedding details - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding food - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

Have you spotted the “bread” trend in weddings? We love the idea of couples taking handheld loaves of bread like these French bread loaves or croissants and adding them at each guest’s place setting. It’s a cozy gesture and it’s a fun alternative to just handing them a roll of bread during dinner.

wedding reception tables - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

lavender wedding flowers - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

gray and gold wedding colors - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

Clark Gardens is a true hidden gem in the North Texas Hill Country. A 50-acre public garden is tucked away down a country road between Weatherford and Mineral Wells.

wedding hair - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding desserts - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding favor ideas - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

wedding cocktails - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

Texas wedding photographers - photo by Ben Q. Photography http://ruffledblog.com/french-garden-inspired-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ben Q. Photography

Event Design

Events by Kristin

Floral Design

The Southern Table

Venue

Clark Gardens

Hair and Makeup

Natalia Issa Hair + Makeup

Wedding Dress

Watters

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Amuse Bake Shop

Wedding Boxes

Bonjour Boxes

Stationery and Paper Goods

Southern Fried Paper

Film Lab

Photographique

Model

Ashley Moren, Callidus Agency

Modern Festive Austin Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

The Nichols

What more could you ask for from this beautiful wedding? Sloan and Jose had a ultra-trendy venue, The Nichols as photographers, and an afterparty/second reception to celebrate their New Years’ Eve fête all-in-one. Stems brought in vibrant colors to amp up the otherwise cool-weathered Austin wedding day, and with the festiveness of the day, Olive and Belle reined in all of the hip details. We would have loved an invite to this glorious event!

Austin weddings - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

From the bride, Sloan: Right from the get-go we knew we wanted something different than a typical “all in one shot” wedding. We also knew that we wanted our wedding day to evoke two different feelings: Ceremony, intimate. Reception, non-stop party.  Having lived together for three years before getting married, we really wanted to get into the heart of a wedding and marital union from a non-traditional, non-religious standpoint. We felt we could achieve this with a very intimate ceremony that felt both personal and communal. It was important to us that our family and guests knew how appreciated their roles in our lives to the point of our marriage meant and how much we look forward to having them in our futures.

gold wedding invitations - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

gold wedding shoes - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

modern weddings in Austin - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding ceremony chairs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Initially, we wanted a private ceremony one night followed by a reception the following night, but had a hard time wrapping our heads around how to not make guests feel excluded from the ceremony. When our ceremony venue, Union on Eighth had New Year’s Eve as one of their only remaining available dates in 2015, the idea of a split event on the same day was born. 

We decided to host a morning ceremony followed by brunch at The Union on Eighth and a reception later in the evening at Easy Tiger. This turned out to be the best decision we made for our wedding day. It allowed us to have time with our guests twice that day which made the day feel all the more special. It was also really fun for our guests. We got to hear stories about their adventures between the ceremony and reception, how they hung out with other guests between each event, and how it made their New Year’s Eve so unique.

wedding signs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding decor - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding greenery decor - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding processional - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Flower recipe: Icelandic poppies, king protea, ranunculus, astilbe, kumquat branches, eucalyptus, and lisianthus.

wedding venues in Austin - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding photography - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding kiss - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

hipster couples - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take your time and go with your gut. Jose and I had a long engagement, 2.5 years. Throughout that time we came up with a million ideas, viewed over 20 venues in multiple cities, etc. I’m so glad that we took our time, did our research, and didn’t jump into anything that didn’t feel right. Hire a coordinator, or if you can fit it into your budget, a planner. We ran into Sydney of Olive and Belle at a mutual friend’s wedding the April prior to our wedding. After a few months of thinking I could handle everything on my own I sent a desperate, ragged message to Sydney inquiring if she would be interested in working with us. Thank goodness she said yes! Our day wouldn’t have been as seamless or anywhere near wonderful if it weren’t for her.

wedding photographers in Austin - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding fashion - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

modern wedding tables - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding venues in Texas - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

poppy and blush centerpieces - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

citrus wedding details - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

geo wedding ideas - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

paper wedding decor - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding signs - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Stand your ground, but also learn to pick your battles. One question I would repeat in my head during times of conflict or battling preferences was “If this happens/doesn’t happen at your wedding will you be devastated?” While that sounds a bit extreme, it allowed me to figure out what I absolutely had to have, what I could compromise on, and what I absolutely did not want. 

If possible, write your own ceremony. My godfather was a gem and officiated our wedding. He, his husband, Jose, and I collectively had a hand in the writing and planning of our ceremony. We chose to honor our family and friends with community vows and a ring warming passing. We also infused a loose take on a hand tying ceremony. It meant so much to us to be married on our terms, in a ceremony that was uniquely ours, and even more, that it was delivered by someone who means so much to us.

wedding favor ideas - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

wedding cakes - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

afterparty weddings - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

new years eve weddings - photo by The Nichols http://ruffledblog.com/modern-festive-austin-wedding

Wedding music:
Processional (family and groom): Steady as the Rising Sun by Robert Ellis Processional (bride walked down by parents): Wonderful (The Way I Feel) by My Morning Jacket
Recessional: Rave On by Buddy Holly
Father/Bride: Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Mother/Bride and Mother/Groom: Stand By Me by Ben E. King 
First Dance: Naive Melody (This Must Be The Place) by Talking Heads
Actually the First Dance: I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

The Nichols

Wedding Planning

Olive and Belle

Floral Design

Stems

Ceremony Venue

The Union on Eighth

Reception Venue

Easy Tiger

Wedding Dress

Catherine Deane, BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Loeffler Randall

Opal Studs

WWAKE

Staple Studs

Kathleen Whittaker

Custom Acrostic Ring

Lulu Frost

Gold Cuff

Odette

Engagement Ring

Sarah Perlis

Rose Gold Wedding Band

Tilda Biehn

Opal/Diamond Wedding Band

Loren Stewart

Reception Crop Top and Skirt

Nicholas

Reception Shoes

Miu Miu

Hair and Makeup

Lola Beauty

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Groom's Tie

The Hillside

Groom's Shoes and Belt

Billy Reid

Groom's Socks

Paul Smith

Groom's Watch

Shinola

Groom's Wedding Band

Bittersweets NY

Catering

Whole Foods Austin, Easy Tiger

Wedding Cake

Sweetish Hill Bakery

Donut Holes

Round Rock Donuts

DJ

DJ Gatsby

Wedding Logo

Nicolas Fredrickson

Save-the-Dates

Bride and Groom

Wedding Invitations

Bella Figura