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Highland Springs Resort Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Melissa Brandman

Oh, how very much this wedding has stolen my heart. Heather and Antonio put together one of the most carefully thought-out weddings we’ve seen in quite a while, with an exceptional eye for detail and with plenty of talented friends and family to help out in the DIY department. Melissa Brandman and Primal Flower also helped out by lending their phenomenal talents to the day — a day that will surely go in the books as a perennial favorite.

highland springs resort wedding - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

From the bride, Heather: We began our design with a vintage-inspired rustic idea. What it turned into was an enchanting night of food, fun, dancing, and lots of love. In all aspects possible, our wedding was 100 times better than I could have ever imagined. We wanted a vintage feel that was inviting. So we choose a soft color palette, acquired vintage furniture, decor items, and accents. My husband and I are both very detail-oriented. We wanted every aspect of the wedding to be thought out and planned in a way that drew people into the adventure we were beginning on that night. From my dress and accessories, the bridesmaids dresses and jewelry were all individual to each maid, the groom and his men all wore uniquely styled outfits tailored to the charter of each person with touches, the groomsmen all had 20-30s era specific hair cuts and facial hair barbering. We didn’t want people to think our wedding was from the 20s but it was inspired by the 20s-30s’ attention to detail, where the food was homemade and the cocktails were craft, the clothing was tailored and created to accentuate and make everyone feel beautiful. We wanted our bridal party and our guests to have the time of their life at our wedding, by being treated to an enchanting evening of good food, good drinks, and good music.

lavender wedding invitations - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

pink boutonnieres - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wooden bow tie - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

pink bouquets - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding
Bouquet recipe: cafe au lait dahlias, Juliet roses, white spray roses, amaranthus, wax flower, seeded eucalyptus, and stock flowers and greenery.

pink blush details - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

vintage groomsmen looks - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

We did not have the largest of budgets for southern CA wedding to host 350 guests, so we had to be extremely creative. I am blessed to have many creative and giving friends who were giving of their time and talents. Most all of out wedding decor was DIY, or creatively acquired at thrift stores, antique shops, and borrowed from friends and family. Basically, we did everything ourselves; some guests said it was “a Pinterest wedding dream come true.” Ceremony Program/Hand Fans, Table Identifiers, Menu Sleeves, Table Runners, Wedding Favors, Chalk Board Menu Signs, Love Notes Table Signage, Cocktail Hour Decor, Herb Toss Table Decor, Ribbon Back Drop, The brides and maids fascinators, the groom and mens boutonnieres, all the graphic design aspects from our invitations to the ceremony program, the reception decor we designed and my husbands sister Hanan Whitsell designed and had printed, the flower girl boxes, the ring bearers book stacks, all were hand done.

lace wedding accessories - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

rustic wedding ceremony - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

rustic wedding ceremony - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding recessional - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

ring bearers - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

We wanted to create a menu that was tapas style so that our guests would be able to try a lot or a little. We enjoy delicious food and even better drinks so we wanted our menu to be inspired by our travels around the world for our guests. We also wanted or food to be sustainable and conscious of the time of year. All our dishes were planned from that perspective, minus the dessert, just can’t skimp there. The ingredients were locally and organically grown. Our drinks were crafted after our preferred tastes and favorite drinks although they were more inspired with by the 20s time era in mind. We used our two favorite books (Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby) to work with for our table identifiers as well as the pages that the boutonnieres were created from, to a few other touches through out our invitations. The bible also inspired many of the touches, we used verses and characters for table identifiers, old bibles that were falling apart were used to create our book page table runners as well as some of the book page cones used for the herb toss. All things invitation were DIY — the design, the components, the packaging.

farm weddings - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

vintage inspired reception - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

nighttime wedding reception - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

vintage wedding ideas - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

vintage inspired reception - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have each of you choose your “top three” items that you are not willing to budge on and stick to those, stay in your lane, and then either collaborate on the other items or delegate the task to other trusted wedding helpers. Hire a day of wedding planner at the very least, but a wedding planner for the entire process will make a world of difference. We were able to 100% enjoy the entire day of our wedding; our wedding planner took care of everything in the morning, the ceremony was flawless, the issues that did come up she took care of, we even got to eat, drink and completely enjoy our reception!

vintage inspired tables - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding desserts - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

newlyweds first dance - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding

wedding getaway - photo by Melissa Brandman http://ruffledblog.com/highland-springs-resort-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “The Winner Is,” Devotchka – Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” The Piano Guys
Recessional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Reception: 60’s Soul, all vinyl, DJ Dennis Owens’ Specialty
First Dance: “This Year’s Love,” David Gray
Father/Daughter Dance: “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton
Groom/Sisters Dance: “Things Never Change,” John Legend

Wedding Location: Cherry Valley, CA / Photographer: Melissa Brandman / Wedding Planner: Hayley White (haywhite @ gmail.com) / Florist: Primal Flower / Venue and Caterer: Highland Springs Resort / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via Jinny’s Bridal / Bridal Party Fascinators: Mandy Haak (mandybhaak @ gmail.com) / Bow Ties: The Two Guys Bow Tie Company / Desserts: It’s It / DJ: Dennis Owens of Long Beach / Chalk Art: Seth Haak (mandybhaak @ gmail.com) / Wedding Invitations and Graphic Design: Hanan Whitsell / Invitation Printer: RanRoy Printing / Videographer: Robert Vasquez

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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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Literature Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Megan Hayes

A little inspiration from Anne of Green Gables, raspberry petit fours, and heaps of lace add up to make this shoot from Megan Hayes and Tasteful Tatters a shining example of literary romance. We’re particularly keen on the idea of tracing your wedding vows onto plates as a cute backdrop for the reception — and we’re ecstatic to be sharing just how to do this later today!

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From the photographer, Megan Hayes: I recently worked on a styled wedding shoot with Emilee of Tasteful Tatters where we pulled inspiration from Anne of Green Gables but put our own twist on things for the modern bride. We incorporated elements related to Anne of Green Gables like the feel of the location, invitation wording, bride’s red hair, vintage china, book quotes, raspberry petit fours, books and a small chalkboard slate.

Our goal was to give the shoot a simple, farm life and romantic feel with an emphasis on the marriage. We incorporated their vows by having custom stamps made and then stamping the vows on hankies for them to read to one another during the ceremony portion of the shoot.


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Shoot Location: Newhall, CA / Photographer: Megan Hayes Photographer / Wedding Flowers: Recycled Love Story / Shoot Venue: Placerita Canyon / Wedding Dress: La Soie Bridal / Hair: Lauren Jones / Makeup: Elegance by Alex / Wedding Cake: The Bake Boutique / Vintage Rentals: Tasteful Tatters and The Vintage Table Co. / Wedding Invitations: Details by Jamie Long / Videographer: Larry Chappell

Cherry Valley Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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The bride from this wedding sent to us by the incredible Brent Van Auken has not one, but two amazingly talented aunts — one of which arranged all of the flowers for her niece’s wedding day, and the other made the bride’s wedding gown, her veil, and all of the bridesmaids dresses! The newlyweds were married under a 1,100-year-old tree in California, and had a reception filled with personal touches. They even made these DIY wooden slice coasters we shared a while ago!

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From the bride, Michelle: The style that I was envisioning for our wedding day was a romantic country night with candlelight and some adjectives that describe our wedding would be romantic, enchanting, and country. I had a theme of wood, burlap and lace with the colors of mauve and gray.

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The whole wedding was a do it yourself project. We did everything on our own. All the decorations were put together by myself and my family. My sister, Nicole Amweg, was a huge help. We made all the signs (bar, love story, find your way, directions, dessert). All the centerpieces I put together myself. The gift table, the guestbook, the head table and the dessert table were a DIY collaboration.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? The best advice I can give a bride is to be organized! If you don’t have a wedding planner, like myself, just be on top of it. Make detailed instructions for each person involved and a detailed schedule for the day of. I even took pictures for the decorations before hand and packaged them in boxes with labels, so the people setting up had a clear instruction of what I wanted everything to look like.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”
Recessional: “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO
First Dance: “Then,” Brad Paisley
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Groom/Mother-in-Law Dance: “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood

Wedding Location: Cherry Valley, CA / Wedding Venue, Caterer, and Linens: Highland Springs Resort / Wedding Photographer: Brent Van Auken Photography / Florist: Bride’s Aunt Brenda Struiksma / Wedding Dress, Veil, and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Made by bride’s Aunt, Linda Struiksma / Bride’s Shoes: 1883 / Bride’s Earrings: Isis Bridal / Makeup: Sara Quiroz / Hair: Kimberly Lyon of Lux Salon / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Jean Yves / DJ: Paul Pierce with Music Unlimited / Wedding Invitations: Beth Cote

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

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

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Historic Cedarwood Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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No matter what, we’re pretty much guaranteed to love any wedding at the amazing Historic Cedarwood, and even more so when they’re photographed by the great Creative Push. Stephanie and Matt are college sweethearts who filled their wedding day with references to classic literature and poetry. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally crushing on the groomsmen’s gingham shirts!


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From the bride, Stephanie: Matthew and I met on the first day of college. He was chosen to pump up the crowd at an assembly and so he walked to the front of the auditorium, ripped off this shirt and ran around in front of hundreds of unknown freshmen. I looked at the girl sitting next to me and said, “I want to meet THAT guy!” Ten minutes later we we found ourselves in the same orientation group, became friends and grew closer together every day until he proposed!


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historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

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historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

We involved our parents and guests in a Eucharist ceremony and we wrote our own vows. Matthew is in Divinity School at Duke University, and having our guests participate in a spiritual way was important to us and made our vows feel more powerful. Our ceremony felt like a very intimate and sacred event.


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historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

As an English major now teaching language arts, I wanted our wedding styling to reflect our love of literature and poetry. Our table decorations included eclectic and vintage decor including an antique typewriter, ink wells, books and framed poems… We used vintage tablecloths from the 50’s as table toppers and napkins were tied with tags printed with a literary quotes of famous authors. We covered our monogram with sheets from an antique book.


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historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative pushhistoric cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push

historic cedarwood vintage wedding from creative push


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Wedding Music:
We played classical music during the ceremony, bluegrass music at cocktail hour and Mowtown oldies and DuWop style music for the reception.
First Dance: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” Ella Fitzgerald
Guests’ First Dance: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder

Wedding Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Wedding Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Photographer: Creative Push / Flowers, Décor, Event styling and Planning: Cedarwood Weddings / Wedding Dress: Jasmine Couture / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ali Ro / Hair and Makeup: Salon FX / Wedding Caterer: A Dream Come True / Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes / Transportation: Nashville Wedding Cars

Historic Cedarwood is a member of our wedding vendor guide Blue Label.

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Bulles de Joie

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

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

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

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

See you soon!
Stéphanie

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Tennessee Farm Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Nothing brightens our day like a gorgeous wedding paired with an endlessly smiling bride and groom, and that’s what we have in Adam and Carmen! Ulmer Studios captured this couple’s infectious happiness on their big day in Franklin, TN, complete with innovative handmade and vintage details tackled primarily by the bride and her bridesmaid. We just adore Carmen’s Time Capsule idea!


Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

From the photographers, Josh and Amber Ulmer: Adam and Carmen had a gorgeous southern farm wedding at Southall Eden. Carmen, her bridesmaids & her planner, Jennifer Hamilton of Mr & Mrs Events both worked hands on together to create all of her fabulous details.


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Carmen wanted a very undone/natural feel to her flowers so we went to Import Flowers and picked out lots of colorful wildflower bunches, lavender (most important to the bride), garden roses, hydrangeas and lots of greenery. The day before the wedding, Carmen and the bridesmaid’s went to Jennifer’s house and we worked cutting and arranging flowers and making the bouquets for a few hours before the rehearsal. I LOVE the lavender that we used in Carmen’s bouquet… really gave it a whimsical feel.


Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Time Capsule Activity – this was set up at cocktail hour and made by Carmen. Different colors and designs of paper were set out for guests to write advice etc… to the couple. I believe they’re going to wait 10 years to open the box and read all the notes.


Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm WeddingAdam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

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Adam & Carmen, Ulmer Studios Farm Wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Franklin, TN):

Wedding Venue: Southall Eden / Wedding Photographer: Ulmer Studios / Wedding Planner, Designer, and Flowers: Jennifer Hamilton of Mr. & Mrs. Weddings and Events / Wedding Caterer: Down South Delights / Desserts: Bride and bridesmaid, Elizabeth Parker / Rentals: Music City Tents and Events / Ceremony Music: Russell Mauldin / Officiant: Groom’s Grandfather, Rev. Jack Dean / Transportation: Nationwide Parking and Valet

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Fine Day Press

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

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Pretty Pastels + Dahlias

Design Inspiration

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I’m in utter heaven with this styled shoot from Jaclyn Davis — total floral heaven. Peachy floral arrangements never get old for me, and these vintage dresses in sorbet colors are the perfect match. They’d make such great bridesmaids dresses! Continue on to see some serious perfection styled by Flora Bond and florals by Lemon Blossom Designs:


reminisce styled shoot from flora bond and jaclyn davis

reminisce styled shoot from flora bond and jaclyn davisreminisce styled shoot from flora bond and jaclyn davis

From the stylist, Nicole of Flora Bond and Laura of Lemon Blossom Designs: For this shoot, we created a sweet rustic-meets-Anthropologie ambiance, with vintage flowing dresses in pinks and ivories and accessories with pretty pleats and ruffles. The entire color palette included mint blue as the base color and was accented by pops of peach, orange, yellow, pink, coral, red, and burgundy. For the table flowers, a blue wooden fruit compote complimented the flowers and created the organic flowing arrangement out of dogwood foliage, passion vine, green apples, cafe au lait dinnerplate dahlias, fresh cut garden roses, sweet ranunculus, and persimmon fruit. Persimmon fruit was placed loosely around the arrangement and dahlias graced the vintage dinner plates. Blowing in the wind above the table were handmade chandeliers made of vintage wallpapers in blues, and naturals.

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reminisce styled shoot from flora bond and jaclyn davis

reminisce styled shoot from flora bond and jaclyn davis
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reminisce styled shoot from flora bond and jaclyn davis

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Location: Idaho countryside / Photographer: Jaclyn Davis / Event Stylist: Flora Bond / Makeup and Hair: The Twisted Crown / Desserts: The Caramel Tree / Florist: Lemon Blossom Designs / Vintage Wedding Dresses and Accessories: Flora Bond / Stationery: Martha Hatfield (marthahatfielddesign@gmail.com)

Handcrafted Philadelphia Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Monday couldn’t come fast enough to share the scrumptious weddings that we have lined up for this week. To start the week off right, we have a super creative DIY wedding shot by the ladies from Love Me Do Photography, a seasoned Ruffled photography team based in Philly. Amy and Stephen handmade all of their decor and incorporated lots of family heirlooms and vintage items — including Amy’s mother’s wedding dress, which was altered for Amy. They used Philadelphia as their main inspiration throughout their wedding, including their brownstone skyline in their stationery and vintage map confetti toss. You’re missing out if you don’t check all images from this wedding in the galley!

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From Amanda of Love me Do Photography: Stephen and Amy had a down-to-earth and sincere, thoughtfully-handcrafted Philadelphia wedding inspired by our loving families, local history and passion for adventure. They set out to create a lively and heartfelt backyard garden party where guests felt like participants – not members of an audience. Stephen had all three of his brothers as his “Best Men”, Amy’s short wedding dress had pockets, their cake was 65 inches long and their “getaway car” was a bicycle pedicab. Our venue, tucked away on a tiny street in the middle of downtown Philadelphia, was warm and inviting with antique clocks, portraits of presidents past and ivy covered brick walls..

vintage Philadelphia wedding city skyline ideas

vintage Philadelphia wedding city skyline ideas

Some details from the bride, Amy :

My mother made my wedding dress and jacket using lace from her very own wedding dress. She sewed a 2011 penny into the pocket for good luck, and as a nod to Benjamin Franklin.

Stephen’s dad was our officiant and my uncle performed the same song that he played at my parent’s wedding 31 years ago. Bouquets were wrapped with my grandmother’s handkerchiefs.

Table assignments were printed on slides from Stephen’s collection of travel slides and the guestbook was fashioned from an old atlas.

Each guest received a jar of locally-sourced Hives for Lives honey accompanied by family recipes. 100% of the profits from this honey go to help beat cancer, a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.

Love Me Do Photography, a seasoned Ruffled photography team based in Philly. Amy and Stephen handmade all of their decor and incorporated lots of family heirlooms and vintage items — including Amy’s mother’s wedding dress, which was altered for Amy. They used Philadelphia as their main inspiration throughout their wedding, including their brownstone skyline in their stationery and vintage map confetti toss. You’re missing out if you don’t View all images from this wedding

Wedding Venue + Vendors (Philadelphia, PA):

Bike cab: Chariots of Philly / Bridal dress: Julie Chidichimo / Cake: Katie Lanciano / Caterers: Birchtree Catering / Cookies: Lou Hahn / Dinner napkins: Barb Saxton / DJ: No Macarena / Embroidery hoops: Debra Touchette / Flowers: Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting / Hair: Snip / Invitations: Andy Schulz / Makeup: Tracy Lopez / Photobooth Backdrop: Nina Chidichimo / Photographers: Love Me Do Photography / Venue: Colonial Dames PA Headquarters / Videographer: Chris Carlone / Books for centerpieces: The Book Thing in Baltimore / Wedding Dress: vintage Amy’s mom

Love Me Do Photography is a member of Blue Label. To find more vendors in your area, click here

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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Maryland Library Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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This wedding is the sweetheart of vintage Americana weddings, right down to the blue ribbon in Shannon’s bouquet with red roses and white anemones. Captured by Love by Serena, Shannon and Alex’s wedding took place at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, which made for a jaw dropping wedding venue. Proof that with a gorgeous venue you don’t need to spend much on decorating!

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Wedding Vendors (Baltimore, MD):

Reception Venue: George Peabody Library / Photographer: Love by Serena / Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaid / Wedding Dress: Dessy / Shoes: Seychelles / Flower Supplies from Saveoncrafts.com / Flowers: Claymore Sieck Wholesale in downtown Baltimore/ Groom’s ring: Catbird / Bride’s ring: Gabriela Artigas / Puzzle: Etsy Double Trouble Jigsaw Puzzles / Vintage Cheese Boxes: Grooms’ Grandparents and his mom / Vintage books (centerpieces): The Book Thing

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Fine Day Press

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

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Oklahoma Barnyard Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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When Gene of Geneoh Photography sent this wedding our way, our hearts melted just a bit. Not only because we’re suckers for a gorgeous couple in a rowboat, but also because Gene was photographing his longtime childhood friend, Trent, marry his sweetheart, Hannah. Aww! There’s so very much goodness to be seen, so make sure you head to the gallery for even more images.

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From the bride, Hannah: Our favorite hobbies include antiquing and listening to live music, preferably folk. We wanted to make sure we incorporated our style of folk and antiques into our wedding one way or another. When we found the Barn we knew we had to have this as our location. The rusticness of the barn gave the perfect vibe we were envisioning for our wedding.

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tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

We didn’t really have a color scheme. So many people’s first questions was always, “So what are your colors?” and I would always respond, “It’s more of a vision…” We wanted our wedding to be cozy and intimate. Neither of us are very matchy matchy people. We wanted all of our bridesmaids and groomsmen to feel comfortable in in what they were wearing. I had the girls pick out grey dresses from J. Crew and the boys wore pretty much whatever they had in their closets.

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

We got 200 old western books donated to us from my local library back home. My mother made lots of the decor and our florist took my vision and created a beautiful scene for our wedding and reception the day of. I’ve always loved the Country look coming from rural Indiana and I wanted some of my roots in the feel of the wedding. The ball jars my mother found on the side of the road!

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

We also made our own boxed invitations! It took probably around 100 hours with help from family and friends but we did it! My brother designed our programs and map for our invite as well. Trent wrote the processional song as well and the groomsmen played it while the bridesmaids and I entered. It gave such a unique vibe to begin the ceremony.

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t settle on a color scheme but more of a theme. You can work so much more with themes than if you choose two colors and everything has to be those colors. Themes allow you to be creative and lets your imagination run wild! Also, take help when it is offered. Our wedding would have never turned out the way it did without the help of our family and friends. Finally, roll with the punches. Our wedding was May 1st in Tulsa, OK. One would think it would be beautiful. Unfortunately it was a high of 50 degrees and rainy. We had to move our wedding indoors at the last minute, but it actually made the wedding even more intimate with all our friends and family standing around us as we exchanged our vows.

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

tulsa oklahoma barnyard vintage wedding

Geneoh Photography sent this wedding our way, our hearts melted just a bit. Not only because we’re suckers for a gorgeous couple in a rowboat, but also because Gene was photographing his longtime childhood friend, Trent, marry his sweetheart, Hannah. Aww! There’s so very much goodness to be seen, so make sure you head to the View more images from this wedding

Wedding Songs:
Processional: song written by groom
Communion song: Laura Veirs, “When you give your Heart”
Recessional: Sigur Ros, “Hoppipolla”

Wedding vendors (Tulsa, Oklahoma):

Ceremony and reception location: The Barn / Wedding photographer: Geneoh Photography / Wedding flowers: Flower Play Designs / Wedding dress: Maggie Sottero / Wedding shoes: Journey’s / Bridesmaids’ dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s tux: Macy’s / Wedding catering: Aila Wimpy of Catering Kitchen / Wedding invitations: Made by bride and friends

Geneoh Photography is a member of Blue Label.

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Bulles de Joie

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

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

Proposals, engagements, elopements, honeymoons, portraits.

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

See you soon!
Stéphanie

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Vintage Chic Garden Wedding

Garden Weddings

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Mimi and Matt’s Washington wedding is beyond amazing. From the venue in which the couple prepared for the day to the sweet centerpieces — each one different from the next — this wedding is the stuff dreams are made of. Thanks to the brilliant Yvonne Wong for every perfectly captured moment! There’s much, much more to be seen in the gallery, so don’t miss it!

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Yvonne Wong for every perfectly captured moment! There’s much, much more to be seen in the View more images from this wedding

Wedding Vendors (Seattle, Washington):

Wedding photographer: Yvonne Wong / Wedding shoes: Caparros / Day of Coordinator: Amy Pak Weddings / Venue: Robinswood House, Bellevue WA / Catering: Landaus / Harpist: Alishia Joubert / Dove Release: White Dove Release / Officiant: Pastor John Chae / All Flowers: made by bridesmaids / Cup cakes: made their own from Sprinkles Cucake Mix

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Fine Day Press

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

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DIY Vintage Frames

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We’re loving our next wedding favor idea, closing our week on a high note. Aside from looking precious, these wedding favors can double as escort cards or place cards. All you need are old hardcover books, mats and glue.

DIY vintage book frames wedding favors

What you’ll need:
-old hadcover books or binders board and linen. We chose vintage books that had linen covers for their texture. You can find oodles of these books in thrift stores.
-mats (you can order pre-cut mats depending on the size of the books you find, or order custom cut mats at your local framing store)
-PVA adhesive (acid-free preferred)
-photos
-ribbon

DIY vintage book frames wedding favorsDIY vintage book frames wedding favors

DIY vintage book frames wedding favors

DIY vintage book frames wedding favorsDIY vintage book frames wedding favors

DIY vintage book frames wedding favors

DIY vintage book frames wedding favors

Remove the pages from the hardcover, leaving the first one attached to the front cover. Using spray adhesive or glue, use the first page to reinforce the spine. Cardstock will also work. Glue the edges of your mats on the inner side of the bookcovers.

Using pages from the book, feed your printer with a few sheets and print your guests names. Using another stack of pages from the books, print the table numbers they will be sitting at and place them in one of the frames. The remaining book pages (you will have plenty!) can be used as backdrops for your escort card table, or made into garlands to hang above your cake table.

Click here to see step-by-step details

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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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Kiara + John’s Offbeat Scottish Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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We love pretty much anything photographer Emma Case sends our way and when she shoots weddings as cute and stylish as this one, well that’s just icing on the cake. Simple and heartfelt, this wedding really focused on the couple and their very closest friends and family, who spent the the whole weekend together near their venue. Alongside stunning Scottish vistas, the bride and groom kept the palette neutral and the design quirky, resulting in a perfectly chic celebration. Congratulations, Kiara and John!
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From the bride, Kiara. We knew that we wanted a small, intimate and relaxed wedding with just our immediate family and friends so we could all have a blast all weekend. Style wise I wanted something clean and modern, ideally a loft would’ve been nice but they’re had to find in Scotland!! So I was delighted when I discovered Crear which has such a great gallery style space that was ours to decorate.

offbeat scottish irish wedding

offbeat scottish irish wedding
In the ceremony space, we used giant balloons tied to Hendrick’s gin bottles which my family kindly drank enough of throughout the year to line the aisle.
offbeat scottish irish wedding

offbeat scottish irish wedding

offbeat scottish irish wedding

offbeat scottish irish wedding
I tried to stick to quite a clean and simple colour palette with just white, neutral kraft paper and bits of green. Once we’d decided on the penguin books design for the invites, I wanted to keep the rest of the paper in a similar typographic style so we did everything in Gill Sans. We created the place cards using green candystriped bags, kraft paper and my trusty corner punch.
offbeat scottish irish wedding

offbeat scottish irish wedding
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Accept those offers of help! One of the best parts of the weekend was seeing our parents hang up the fairy lights and people blowing up the giant balloons. And keep a note of where you saw the things you liked!! I used tumblr (http://wfiles.tumblr.com) to save my picture inspiration to with links and then organised them by subject to help manage all the millions of things I saw and loved.
offbeat scottish irish wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Argyll, Scotland):

Ceremony and reception location: Crear / Flowers: bought wholesale from L & H Flowers and arranged by bride’s mother / Photographer: Emma Case / Wedding Dress: Lisa Cochrane of Dragonfly Dress Design in Glasgow / Shoes: Vivienne Westwood Melissa shoes / Groom’s suit: Kenneth Cole / Ceremony Band: Archie McAllister / Caterer: Carole Fitzgerald / Wedding Cake: made by the groom’s mother / Wedding desserts: Carole Fitzgerald / Paper goods: designed by the bride and printed at Moo

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

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

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

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

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Vintage Kentucky Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Oh, yummmm! This Kentucky wedding is so bright and festive and sweet, I could eat it up! The uber-creative bride collected all the vintage plates, designed the entire tent, crafted all the pom-poms and gathered every last amazing vintage detail. She spent the morning of the wedding finalizing that stunning tent decor. Talk about a hands-on bride! And, in my opinion, all of that hard work more than paid off. This wedding is just… wow. Big thanks to Magic Memory Works Photography for sending it over!

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vintage kentucky wedding

vintage kentucky wedding

vintage kentucky wedding

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vintage kentucky wedding

vintage kentucky wedding

vintage kentucky wedding

vintage kentucky wedding

vintage kentucky wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Kentucky and Ohio):
Wedding Venue: The Inn at Oneonta / Photographer: Magic Memory Works Photography by Leeka / Wedding Cakes: Cakery (Dayton, OH)

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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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Creative San Diego Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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When you get not one, but two fantastic photographers to capture your day and are under the stylish guidance of Sweet Emilia Jane, there’s no guessing that your wedding will knock some socks off. Sarah and Charlie are a lovely, bookish couple who live in Los Angeles and wanted their day to reflect their love, interests and styles. We’re lucky to have the designer herself walk us through some of the details.

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From the designer. We were lucky enough to have two of my absolutely favorite photographers. Noa of Feather Love captured the sweet ceremony. The ceremony in the Marston House and the intimate reception at Old Venice Restaurant were the perfect venues for the old world European garden wedding with New England flair that Sarah + Charlie envisioned.
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diy san diego wedding
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diy san diego wedding
Jenna of Flutter Glass Photography caught all the little details, heartwarming toasts and rocking dance party at the reception.
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As transplants from the east coast, Sarah wanted to include elements that were reminiscent of her Pennsylvania childhood. Her mom collected old milk bottles from various farms near their home which I filled with orange, burgundy and peach flowers for the centerpieces. Guests feasted on a traditional Italian dinner followed by an assortment of of the yummiest Italian pastries I have ever had.
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Both Sarah + Charlie are avid readers and we wanted to incorporate vintage books into the decor.We were able to use a lot from their own collection. We named tables after their favorite authors paired with a quote from their favorite books.
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This was by far the best wedding I have ever attended. It was so unique and perfectly represented Sarah and Charlie as a couple and as individuals.
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Wedding Vendors (San Diego, CA):

Ceremony: Marston House / Reception: Old Venice Restaurant / Ceremony Photographer: Feather Love / Reception Photographer: Flutter Glass / Design, Planning, Coordination and Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane / Paper Goods: Cactus + Quail /Desserts: Cafe Zucchero / Ceremony Musician: Karen Sinclair / Officiant: Patricia Coleman / Hair: Norma Smith

Sweet Emilia Jane is a proud member of Blue Label.

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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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Beach Ontario Engagement Session

Engagement Sessions

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Ah, the engagement session! A little vignette that tells us of a couple’s personality, their love for each other and a peak of what’s to come in there future nuptials. I’m so glad that engagement sessions are becoming the norm and highly recommend them to all those newly-engaged couples out there. This love-packed little morsel comes from A Simple Photo, in Ontario, Canada. The colors in this series are so ethereal and pretty, I’m falling head over heels. Enjoy!

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winter engagement session

winter engagement session

winter engagement session

winter engagement session

winter engagement session

winter engagement session

winter engagement session

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A Simple Photo is a member of Blue Label.

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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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Library Styled Love Shoot

Wedding Design

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This bookishly sweet love shoot was sent to us by Josh McCullock, who teamed up with Gibson Events to produce a perfectly conceptualized mini-reception based on books, literature and a little bit of sparkle. You’re sure to fall in love with it just as quickly as I did.

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From the design team: We loved the idea of two bookish types tying the knot in an old library or bookstore. She isn’t the white dress type and opted, instead, for dressy separates in a light palate. He sports new frames and a bow tie for the occasion.

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eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

Our bride incorporated hand made paper flowers into her bouquet and her décor carries a restrained, but a little sparkly, aesthetic. Stacked volumes, primitive pewter and mercury glass vessels filled with kale, lambs ear, rose hips, black dahlia, hydrangea, terra cotta and ivory roses compliment the silver rimmed china and glassware.

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eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

Custom napkins and padded chair backs featuring Mr. Darcy’s second profession of affection from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (possibly the most romantic passage in literature?) round out the guest table.

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eco-friendly wedding

The sophisticated palate of peacock, pewter, terra cotta, ivory and navy presents itself seamlessly throughout the décor and wardrobe. An old typewriter font graces the chair backs, cake, invitation and brew bar menu. Speaking of the invitation, a sweet (but fictional) story of the couple printed on a standard vellum page features the pertinent information in a larger point to make it jump off the page. The theme continues with a book page motif gracing the three layer meringue cake.

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Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Scottish Rite Temple, Guthrie, Oklahoma / Photography: Josh McCullock / Concept, design and styling: Lindsay Gibson for Gibson Events / Pour over coffee bar: Café Evoke / Cake and cookies: Mishelle Handy Cakes / Chocolate Covered Caramels: 7000 ft. Sweets for Gibson Essentials / Her Jewelry: Stella and Dot / Flowers: Kelly Long for Poppy Lane Design / Invitation: Gibson Essentials / Clutch: AO3 Design available through Gibson Essentials / His Bow tie: Beau Ties Ltd, of Vermont/ Mercury Glass birds: Gibson Essentials/ Paper flowers (in bouquet): Collected Thread/ Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events

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Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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DIY Vintage Book Ring Holder

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Happy Friday! I thought I’d leave you with an easy peasy DIY project for the weekend. Brittni from papernstitch sent over this DIY vintage book ring holder tutorial. Brittni made one for her own Library wedding last year, but this ring holder would look beautiful in any ceremony. I can imagine using this ring holder as a keepsake, tucking your vows in the book to reread them on your anniversary…

DIY vintage book ring holder

From Brittni, of papernstitch:

Its for a unique ceremony ring holder made from a vintage book. I made one for my own wedding, which was almost a year ago. And now that my wedding is long gone, I’d thought I’d share the idea. We wanted something different that would tie in the ceremony site with the reception (the reception was at the Downtown Library rooftop about a mile from the ceremony), and I couldn’t find anything that would work. So, I made this. It’s very easy, and will take all of ten minutes to complete. Perfect for the busy bride.

What you’ll need:
– vintage book
– ruler
– pencil
– xacto knife
– ribbon

DIY vintage book ring holder

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

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

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

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Nicole + Michael's Vintage Book Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

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Hello lovelies! Today I will be stepping out for the National Stationery Show, but first I want to leave you with this vintage chic Malibu wedding that photographer Jenny Liu sent me. The bride, Nicole owns a clothing shop and an Etsy shop, so it was no surprise to know she designed their vintage book wedding herself and even made the Mr. and Mrs. plaques they used as props. Her gorgeous Lazaro key hole wedding dress and her choice of a multi strand pearl necklace looked perfect with her cathedral length veil, another project made by Nicole. There were so many beautiful images to choose from, it was hard to keep it concise. I’m sure you’ll understand why.

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Wedding Vendors (Malibu, California)

Venue: Calamigos Ranch / Photographer: Jenny Liu / Second shooter: Amanda Rae Photographer / Wedding Coordinator: Chic Ambiance Events , Deanna Tat / Wedding Cake: Cake and Art, Marc & Tom / Florist: Kate Baker Floral Design / Hair: Hairron Salon, Janine Jarman / Maekup: Noel Nichols / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Videographer: Well Spun wedding Films

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Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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DIY Vintage Wedding Book

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Our next entry was submitted by Maegan, who made a DIY Vintage Weeding Book. She reused a hardcover from old book to create a beautiful keepsake. She also sent us step by step instructions on how to bind blank pages and turn into this precious guestbook!

From Maegan:
This book would replace the traditional sign in guest book. Ideally it would be available for guests to write in during the entirety of the wedding activities. The idea is to have more words and meaning to your guest book than a person’s signature alone would give. It would also give the bride and groom something to read and possibly learn new things about each other. And once pictures are inserted, it can be a perfect recap of the wedding.

DIY Vintage hardcover book Wedding Book

What you’ll need:

– old hardback book with a cool cover
– Xacto knife
– book binding, linen hanging, or masking tape
– paper (for interior pages of book)
– one piece of cardstock
– paper trimmer
– sewing machine
– hot glue
– paintbrush
– mod podge
– alphabet stamps or any other embellishments you want

DIY how to Vintage Wedding Book

Instructions: (I included all step by step images that follow her instructions. A little lengthy, but very helpful!) Read more