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Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Golden Hour Studios

Hello, self-professed “Downton Abbey” fan here, just thrilled over this beautiful wedding that landed in our inbox. I was immediately transported to the English countryside as I checked out the photos, and my ooh’s and ahh’s just couldn’t be contained. Amelia and Ari’s beautiful wedding shot by Golden Hour Studios had such a classic vintage feel, incorporating the timelessness of that “Downton” era. And let’s not forget those florals by Seasons A Floral Design Studio! The mix of deep berry tones with the lavender blooms amidst the grounds at Lyndhurst Castle is just such sight to love. A Downton Abbey inspired wedding indeed:

Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding

From the bride, Amelia: We wanted to get married in the Hudson River Valley, because we both grew up nearby water (Ari the Hudson River and Amelia the Great Lakes in MI) and it was close to our only living grandparent – 92-year-old grandmother of the groom. Ari and I met working in NYC, and shortly thereafter he was transferred to London. Ari became a fan of British style and I became a fan of Downton Abbey. The decor from the table settings to my hair (Lady Mary inspired fingerwaves) was inspired by the sophisticated style of the Edwardian Period in England. The cocktail hour featured Pimms Cup and tea sandwiches and the floral table arrangements included fresh fruits and vintage vases.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Golden Hour Studios

Floral Designer

Seasons A Floral Design Studio

Wedding Coordinator

Swank Productions

Venue

Lyndhurst

Wedding Dress

Matthew Christopher

Hair and Makeup

Laura Burns, La Voila Beauty

Groom's Attire

Alton Lane

Catering

Philip Stone Caterers

Wedding Cake

Lulu Cake Boutique

Musician/Band

Rachel B and Billy Castle

Band

Lucky Chops Brass Band

Transportation

Ponies Will Travel

Wedding Invitations

Atelier Isabey

Sweet Farmhouse Wedding in Indiana

Vintage Weddings

Matt and Elena’s wedding day was carefully thought out and executed perfectly, with a keen eye for vintage details. That farmhouse barn? We could easily see ourselves moving right in! Jessika Feltz Photography, A Party Apart, and Blumgarten & Co. did some truly beautiful work on this one.

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

From the photographer, Jessika Feltz Photography: If I could live inside of a perfect wedding day, this one would be it. We were surrounded by the most beautiful flowers the entire day. Every detail was covered. Matt and Elena were relaxed and loving and spent their wedding day smiling and laughing with their friends. There were so many loving touches from family members that made the day perfect. The night ended with bottles of soda and a sparkler exit!

petite rose bouquet - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

wedding invitations - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

simple boutonniere - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

rose and peony bouquet - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

ceremony decor - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

rustic ceremony setup - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

ceremony processional - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

wedding ceremony - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

groom crying during the ceremony - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

ceremony kiss - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

reception bar - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

wedding reception - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

rustic farmhouse reception - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

reception details - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

wedding reception ideas - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

vintage reception details - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

rustic wedding cake - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

wedding portraits - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

sweet farmhouse wedding in Indiana - photo by Jessika Feltz Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-farmhouse-wedding-in-indiana

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Handcrafted Mismatched Backyard Wedding

Garden Weddings

Lea and Fabian describe their wedding day as “classic elegance with a touch of vintage whimsy,” and I couldn’t possibly imagine a more fitting explanation. Rachel Solomon Photography and Carte Blanche worked wonders here, taking the couple’s vision of mismatched eclecticism and making sure all the Is and Ts were dotted and crossed.

handcrafted mismatched backyard wedding - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

From the bride, Lea: Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful. My overall theme I identified as classic elegance with a touch of vintage whimsy and I drew inspiration from old English gardens and garden parties. I wanted family style wooden tables without linen with green, white, and ivory flowers lining the centers of the tables with bistro lights swinging sweetly above. I wanted to get married under the tree that I used to climb to read a book or to pick mulberries to give my miniature horse. I decorated the tree with all kinds of lanterns; one of the lanterns was my grandpa’s old railroad lantern.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

wedding dress - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

rustic boutonnieres - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

green and white bouquet - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

white bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

newspaper wedding program - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

I knew I didn’t want to walk from the house and be seen by all of my guests, so I needed a way to hide myself until the moment I began to walk down the aisle. I loved the idea of some sort of curtain hanging from a tree. I had seen a paper flower curtain on Pinterest and had incidentally found a large heart paper punch at the craft store, so I began to cut out paper hearts on floral patterned green paper and my cousin sewed them together in 8 foot long strands. We hung the 8×8 creation from a pecan tree and my dad and stepdad parted it down the middle to reveal me, the bride, to the guests and my groom. After the ceremony, the heart curtain doubled as the backdrop for the photo booth.

paper heart garlands - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

ceremony curtain - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

mismatched ceremony chairs - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

mismatched wedding ideas - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

ceremony under the trees - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

handcrafted mismatched backyard wedding - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

I saw a drawing in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine of people reading a large vintage newspaper for a wedding program. My mom and stepdad used to own and produce a small newspaper so I knew it was meant to be! We collected pictures, I wrote small stories, we even created a crossword puzzle, and we created a beautiful vintage newspaper. I found some customizable vintage library cards on Etsy that I purchased and displayed on a vintage card catalogue that my mom owned for the seating chart.

handcrafted mismatched backyard wedding - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

seating chart display - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

mismatched backyard wedding - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

vintage wedding decor - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

handcrafted mismatched backyard wedding - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

mismatched reception decor - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

terrarium jar centerpieces - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

We hunted for the perfect tables and only one company in town, Classic Party Rentals, had precisely what I wanted. I am a bit of a collector of randomness and decided each table should have its own theme, and thus began the hunt for the perfect containers for each of the 16 tables. I began by looking in my mother’s, my grandmothers, and my own cabinets for flower vases or any other antique type containers that would hold water. For approximately one year I scoured thrift stores and yard sales seeking out the perfect containers. The themed tables were quite the project, but I cried tears of joy when I saw how perfect Carte Blanche Floral Designs had captured what I had been dreaming of. The table themes were: green glass, clear glass, cut glass, wooden containers, pink/orange depression glass, tins, milk glass, books, brass, silver, pewter, mercury glass, teacups, terrariums, antique medicine bottles (I’m a nurse), and pitchers. The cocktail hour tables also had a garden theme.

handcrafted mismatched backyard wedding - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

amber glass centerpiece - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

science inspired centerpieces - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

shortcake wedding dessert - photo by Rachel Solomon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-mismatched-backyard-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Rachel Solomon Photography

Film Lab

The FIND Lab

Floral Design

Carte Blanche

Bridesmaid Robes

silkandmore

Hair

Distinctive Salon & Spa

Makeup

Jessica Fierro

Catering + Cake

Contessa Catering

Rentals

Classic Party Rentals

Wedding Invitations

3EggsDesign

Daily Pick

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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Chic Portland Wedding with Vintage Muffs

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Dylan & Sara

You never know quite when or where inspiration will hit you — you just know it when you feel it. When Jenafer’s grandmother gave her a white fur muff she wore on her own wedding day, Jena paid this gift the tribute it deserved by using it as a linchpin for her entire wedding decor and look. Using her own talented eye with business The City Hippy Studio and bringing on board some of the Pacific Northwest’s most talented vendors, including Dylan & Sara, Vanity Affair Event, and Swoon Floral Design, this wedding day was a vintage lover’s dream come true.

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

From the bride, Jena: I’ve always been a vintage connoisseur, so I knew I wanted to incorporate my love for vintage somehow. My grandmother had given me a white fur muff that she wore in her wedding when my grandfather passed away, so that muff truly inspired our entire look. It led us to get married in the winter, and inspired me to go the “glam” route vs anything retro, etc. We fell in love with our venue because of it’s gilded walls, eclectic furniture and big personality, so we spent the majority of planning figuring out how to make the event feel uniquely “us”. We kept it intimate and fun even though we were dressed to the nines.

vintage inspired invitations - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

wedding jewelry - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

lace dress back detail - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

unique bridesmaid looks - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

Bouquet recipe: Red garden roses, purple lisianthus, purple ranunculus, burgundy leucodendron, burgundy cybidium orchids, privet berry, greenery and gold painted succulents.

unique bridesmaid looks - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

unique bridesmaid looks - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

We didn’t choose a color scheme — I wanted my wedding to be very colorful — but I did describe the palette as deep, rich colors to my florist and bridesmaids. I have a wedding stationery business, so I created all of my paper products from invitations to programs & menus to escort cards. I handlettered our signage on vintage art I had thrifted, and created table numbers out of 4×4’s and chalkboard paint. I thrifted vintage medicine bottles and used a vintage label maker to create place cards for my head table. My grandmother on my mother’s side, hand-sewed 11 floral table runners and one 40ft long gold velvet table runner for our giant head table that ran through the middle of the room. I also thrifted 10 vintage fur muffs for my bridesmaids to carry instead of floral bouquets.

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

elegant wedding ceremony - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

wedding ceremony - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

wedding ceremony - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

ceremony recessional - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

Our ceremony was definitely my favorite part of the day. We had chosen readings that were meaningful to us, and our officiant (friend) had created a ceremony perfectly tailored to our personalities and our relationship — he even included marriage advice from my parents who were high school sweethearts. We spent the majority of the reception on the dance floor, singing along and having the occasional dance-off (I won!). For the last song, our friends and family made a giant circle around us on the dance floor, joined arms and cheered us on as we closed down the night. I will never forget that feeling of having everyone we love literally surrounding us in support and encouragement!

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

striped wedding details - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

antique brass details - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be yourself and fight for what really matters to you. Slow down, and know things will go “wrong” on your day. It won’t matter!

wooden block table number - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

chic Portland wedding with vintage muffs - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

unique wedding sign - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

handpainted wedding cake - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

cake cutting - photo by Dylan and Sara http://ruffledblog.com/chic-portland-wedding-with-vintage-muffs

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Prelude: “I Will,” The Beatles; “Just One Look,” Doris Troy
Bride’s Processional: “Stand by Me,” Ben E. King
Recessional: “You Make Loving Fun,” Fleetwood Mac
First Dance: “Will You Still Love Me,” Chicago
We choreographed a dance for our first dance to “Will You Still Love Me?” — an homage to my parents who were high school sweethearts and danced to Chicago’s “You’re The Inspiration” at their wedding.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Dylan & Sara Photography

Event Design and Stationery

The City Hippy Studio (bride)

Event Coordination

Vanity Affair Event

Florist

Swoon Floral Design

Venue

The Benson Hotel

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Bridal Store

The English Dept.

Headpiece

Twigs & Honey

Makeup

Whitney Stassi Artistry

Wedding Cake

Gem Bakery

Vintage Rentals

Something Borrowed Portland

Cake Topper

The Pixelette

Photo Booth

Happymatic

Daily Pick

Amanda Day Rose

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

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

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A Vintage Inspired Love Shoot

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Nina & Wes

Where oh where to begin with this romantic styled shoot from Vintage Wedding Love by Greenbrook & Co. and Nina & Wes Photography? All of the lovely little details are as beautiful as the backstory submitted by the stylist, Josephine, who also serves as the model in the shoot alongside her dear husband. Let’s jump on in and take a peek!

a vintage inspired love shoot - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

From the event designers, Vintage Wedding Love by Greenbrook & Co.: This love shoot was a much needed breath of fresh air for us and it brought us back to where it all started… Specializing in destination weddings and elopements in Europe, we get to travel to gorgeous places to create and capture beauty, and we love love LOVE what we do! Rarely do we get to travel for ourselves, so when we heard Nina & Wes Photography would be passing through Scandinavia this past summer we knew we had to meet up with them there and take a trip down memory lane, and this time, we got to be the stars of our own creation :D I got to see my charming Swedish groom in his dashing vintage suit, he got to see me in my gorgeous lace gown, and together we got to relive and re-love the little details, sparks and emotions of our big day. We got to feel those butterflies again as we walked down to the water where he asked me to marry him and I was so ecstatic I almost forgot to say “yes”, and then up the hill to our favorite little chapel on the Swedish west coast where my hubby is from.

a vintage inspired love shoot - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

feather boutonnieres - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

vintage inspired bouquet - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

vintage wedding jewelry - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

a vintage inspired love shoot - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

vintage inspired decor - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

crystal wedding shoe decorations - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

Working with brides from all over the world, we have the privilege of helping make their wildest dreams come true. We get to be a part of the beginning of their adventure and get to dream along with them as their big day approaches. Planning a wedding is a dream. Marrying the one you love is a dream. When the long awaited wedding day arrives, we feel like our dream finally comes true… And it really does come true. You get to be his Mrs. and he gets to be your man forever. It’s the best feeling ever! We had our dream wedding. Beyond all dreams really… We eloped just the two of us in Scandinavia and then celebrated our wedding later that year with family and friends on the French Riviera.

vintage inspired paper goods - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

vintage paper goods - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

wedding portrait on the rocks - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

antique wedding clock - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

a vintage inspired love shoot - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

We sailed through it all with sparkles in our eyes… and bliss begets bliss… a few months after the honeymoon butterflies were settling down, we were so delighted to find out we were expecting our baby girl. Then, sometimes, once “real life” starts, things aren’t as you imagined. We didn’t anticipate how hard the next few years would be. How hard loss would be. How hard it would be to live through everything not being as it should be through those precious nine months. How hard it would be to hold your breath, and then feel so relieved when baby girl finally got here… From the day she was born, she was in pain. She spent the first eight months of her life in pain. Sleeping 20 minutes at a time and screaming in between. Married life was not as we had imagined and everything but our baby girl got left behind. Before we knew it, by the time she was doing better, we had been married for years and between work, family life, and more work, we had barely had the time to just live it all in and enjoy being together. To enjoy being husband and wife.

a vintage inspired love shoot - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

pastel paper goods - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

vintage inspired tablescape - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

Love is Sweet paper goods - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

Regardless of how hard life can be at times, we are beyond grateful for every moment. Even those hard ones. They really make you appreciate the little things… like getting to play bride and groom again hehe… and sometimes you just need to step back and let some of those first emotions light up again. That’s what this shoot was all about. Nina & Wes made us feel so comfortable in their presence, and we just enjoyed the ride. All of our hardships washed away for a while as we walked along the water and just relaxed together, in love. It was perfect!

a vintage inspired love shoot - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

pastel wedding inspiration - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot

a vintage inspired love shoot - photo by Nina and Wes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-vintage-inspired-love-shoot


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Nina & Wes Photography

Event Styling, Design, Floral Arrangements, and all Paper Goods

Vintage Wedding Love by Greenbrook & Co.

Wedding Dress

Pronovias

Wedding Shoes

Aruna Seth

Bride's Halo

Jannie Baltzer Copenhagen

Bride's Lace Bolero

Anjelika Liv

Necklace

Tissage

Clutch

Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge

Groom's Attire

Vintage from Emmaus

Boutonnieres

The Sunflower Stand

Groom's Socks

Happy Socks

Artwork

Millie Philippa – Painter

Heirloom Silk Flower Details

Emici Livet

Tags and Place Card Calligraphy

Elizabeth Danae

Envelope Calligraphy

Laura Lavender

Wedding Favors

Dalit Candles Charity

Custom Flasks

Pick Your Poison

Linen and Prop Rentals

Vintage Wedding Love by Greenbrook & Co.

Napkins

Ciku Caku

Romantic Temecula Wedding with Vintage Books

Romantic Weddings

A bride with a love for all things vintage will always have a special place in our hearts. Helen and David’s Temecula wedding (pulled off with the help of Shane and Lauren Photography and Sweet Marie Designs) is the exemplification of sheer romance, with plenty of pastel floral arrangements, lace details, and antique books used as decor throughout the day.

romantic Temecula wedding with vintage books - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

From Alise Davis of Sweet Marie Designs: Helen and David stole my heart from the day I met them. At our consultation meeting Helen described her perfect day with David and family celebrating their love. She had this adorable packet ready for us to review and when she turned the page to the image of her overall inspiration I couldn’t help but chuckle after she talked about the photograph a little. She described how she loved how this particular designer’s use of blush tones with a hint of cream and gold. She liked that the shape was whimsical yet still pulled together and she had to have the silver vessels used. Unknown to her, Helen was inspired by a wedding designed by us at Sweet Marie Designs. Laughter instantaneously broke out after I thought she was joking about not knowing I had created the design she had loved.

classic wedding invitations - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

wedding shoes - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

romantic wedding bouquet - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

groom details - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

romantic Temecula wedding with vintage books - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

Wanting to make sure we didn’t just replicate the same arrangements and bouquets for her, as we believe each client is unique and should have a custom design for themselves, we had her describe her wedding day and design in a few key words. Her words were soft, dainty, and romantic. She went on to say that the use of vintage books were really important to her as they encompassed her love for reading as well as that romantic elegance of the past. Their selection of their venue, South Coast Winery, hinted to David’s interests of nature and the outdoors as well as fine wines.

floral wedding details - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

wedding ceremony with a garland altar - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

flower girls - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

cute ring bearer - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

romantic wedding ceremony - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

ceremony recessionals - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

The setting was gorgeous with an outdoors ceremony and soft natural lighting. We dressed vintage french doors from Archive Rentals with a garland of greenery (playing on the nature aspect of David’s inspiration and interests) with blush and ivory blooms throughout the space. Guest were welcomed to a lush landscaped courtyard and wished the couple well while lounging on elegant blue toned vintage furniture sipping their beverages and enjoying the evening. To incorporate books into the centerpieces we decided to place The arrangements sat upon various vintage books in cream and blue and drew guest into the space to celebrate the merry couple.

pastel floral arrangement - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

wedding fashion - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

romantic Temecula wedding with vintage books - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

reception lounges - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

antique book centerpiece - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

Wispy and textural greens, such as jasmine vine, white pieris japonica, green thistle, white veronica, and blush astilbe were used to achieve the garden and natural feel of their event while we incorporated queen anne’s lace and vintage green speckled hydrangea to play on the vintage elegance. These were then complemented by feminine blush Juliet garden roses, constance garden roses, and cafe au lait Dahlias as well as fluffy, soft white lithianthus and golden hued carmel antike garden roses.

centerpiece arrangement with books - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

wedding reception - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books

wedding cake with the couples name - photo by Shane and Lauren Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-temecula-wedding-with-vintage-books


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North Carolina Wedding Sourced from Antique Shops

Romantic Weddings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Caterina Jewelry

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

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

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Jefferson Street Mansion Bridal Shower

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Inkspot Photography

Here at Ruffled we enjoy sharing all aspects of wedding planning and inspiration, so of course we’re excited to bring you this real bridal shower event at California’s Jefferson Street Mansion captured by Inkspot Photography. Luckily we’ve got the bride’s matron of honor with us to share all the planning details, so let’s jump on in!

Jefferson Street Mansion bridal shower - photo by Inkspot Photography http://ruffledblog.com/jefferson-street-mansion-bridal-shower

From the Matron Of Honor: Jefferson Street Mansion set the backdrop for this elegant bridal shower with subtle kitsch details everywhere you turned. Featuring custom hand painted signage created on chalkboard in vintage frames and a unique stained wood welcome sign inspired by the couple’s invitations. I can never rave enough about Bee Curious Designs’ lovely signage! We loved the calligraphy they did on our hand-picked river rocks used as placeholders.

Jefferson Street Mansion bridal shower - photo by Inkspot Photography http://ruffledblog.com/jefferson-street-mansion-bridal-shower

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bridal shower drinks - photo by Inkspot Photography http://ruffledblog.com/jefferson-street-mansion-bridal-shower

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We transformed antique drawers from a storage locker found at a flea market for centerpieces. Our mimosa and punch table was decorated with vintage cookbooks & oatmeal tins. I’m in love with the sequined and floral lace table linens and photo booth backdrop from Candy Crush Events! They really had all the designs to pick from that we could ever envision for this special day! The mansion provided mahogany chairs, antique silver serving pieces and monogrammed gold lined plates and flutes for our light salad bar lunch. Our bride Melanie wore a fresh lavender head wreath tied with ribbon that smelled heavenly for the photo booth and gift opening. Each guest was welcome to grab a fresh Krispy Kreme donut for dessert and one to take home, and a cup of Peets coffee. And what would a bridal shower be without giant white balloons tied up with gold and navy striped ribbons?!

mimosa bar - photo by Inkspot Photography http://ruffledblog.com/jefferson-street-mansion-bridal-shower

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bridal shower ideas - photo by Inkspot Photography http://ruffledblog.com/jefferson-street-mansion-bridal-shower

bridal shower inspiration - photo by Inkspot Photography http://ruffledblog.com/jefferson-street-mansion-bridal-shower

bridal shower inspiration - photo by Inkspot Photography http://ruffledblog.com/jefferson-street-mansion-bridal-shower

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bridal shower inspiration - photo by Inkspot Photography http://ruffledblog.com/jefferson-street-mansion-bridal-shower


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Location: Benicia, CA / Photographer: Inkspot Photography / Venue: Jefferson Street Mansion / Signage: Bee Curious Designs / Photo Booth Backdrop and Specialty Tablecloths: Candy Crush Shop / Invitations: KFIVE

19th Century Stone House Inspiration

Wedding Design

There’s such an air of romance in this styled shoot from Lauren Niles of The Regent at Stone House, we hardly know what to do with ourselves. Each detail, from the sweet floral crowns to the flower girl and ring bearer to the rowboat portraits, makes us long for simpler times and quality moments spent with the ones we love. Thank you to L. Hewitt Photography and Blush Florals for rounding out this gorgeous shoot!

19th Century Stone House inspiration - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

From the photographer, Leah of L. Hewitt Photography: The Regent at Stone House is a new venue on a 19th century farm just north of Baltimore, Maryland. We this shoot to evoke the history and timeless romance of the venue. We wanted it to feel warm, relatable and romantic in a nostalgic way, from the playfulness of the ring bearer and the flower girl to picking and sharing wildflowers and spending a summer evening dining al fresco in the midst of a rolling country setting. I chose natural textured linens, distressed finishes and organically designed florals punctuated by fresh fruit. But, as a firm believer in high-low design, these raw elements were matched with rich, ornate touches, such as gold flatware, crystal stemware, chinois china, french cane back chairs and of course, the classic black and white tuxedo. You honestly can never go wrong with a black and white tuxedo (bow tie obviously required)!

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

wedding day fashion - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

all white bouquets - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

outdoor wedding inspiration - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

flower girl and ring bearer - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

19th Century Stone House inspiration - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

flower girl style - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

bohemian wedding hair - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

peach floral arrangements - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

romantic bouquets - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

19th Century Stone House inspiration - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

We tied in the original 19th century owners of the farm, the Finney family, by giving our bride and groom the same name on the stationery, honoring the original Reverend Finney, by having them marry in front of an old chapel wall and highlighting the original door knocker with their name still engraved in it.

bride and groom - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

garden wedding ideas - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

spring wedding bouquet - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

vintage place settings - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

bohemian brides - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

old world weddings - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

bohemian inspired wedding - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

flower girl wreaths - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

19th Century Stone House inspiration - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

white wedding cakes - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

dessert tables - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

19th Century Stone House inspiration - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

19th century stone house inspiration - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration

19th century stone house inspiration - photo by L Hewitt Photography http://ruffledblog.com/19th-century-stone-house-inspiration


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Wedding Location: Churchville, MD / Photographer: L. Hewitt Photography / Event Design and Planning: Lauren Niles for The Regent at Stone House / Floral Design: Blush Florals / Venue: The Regent at Stone House / Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids and Accessories: Garnish Boutique / Hair and Makeup: Robert Ashtin Salon / Flower Girl Dress: Pippy Lou / Tuxedos: K&B Bridals / Ring: Saxons / Dessert: La Cakerie / Rentals: DC Rental / Linens: Table Toppers / Stationery: Just Ink on Paper

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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.

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Whimsical San Juan Capistrano Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Joe+Kathrina

Who doesn’t love a wedding at the stylish Villa San Juan Capistrano? Shayna and James had a day full of love, laughter, and gobs of whimsy — right down to the moth theme throughout their wedding decor, including their fab wedding cake. Joe+Kathrina definitely did this wedding justice!

whimsical San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

From the photographer, Kathrina of Joe+Kathrina: While wedding planning the bride, Shayna, often described her wedding as an antique garden gala attracting a swarm of moths. And that’s exactly what they had. Adorning paper moths in her hair and on her bouquet she twirled around in her custom redesigned wedding dress looking like fairy celebrating the perfect day in her garden.

vintage inspired shoes - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

aqua wedding details - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

blue hydrangea bouquet - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

patterned bow ties - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

first looks - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

whimsical San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

flower girl dresses - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

whimsical San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

wedding recessional - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

kraft escort cards - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

James and Shayna planned the day their way, including quirky decisions like choosing Friday the 13th as the perfect date to be wed. They suggested guests’ attire to include hats, fascinators, and embellishments for the ladies and bow ties, suspenders and seersucker suits for the gentlemen. As for their own attire, Shayna bought her dress and completely changed it to what she liked, a bigger petticoat, a high low cut, and added sheer panels for straps. James searched everywhere for the perfect checkered suit jacket and accompanying paisley bow tie. For details they scoured flea markets and thrift stores to find the perfect center pieces that they could keep long after the wedding. Together they walked up the aisle hand in hand as a couple hopelessly in love. Together they walked down the aisle hand in hand, with tear-stained cheeks, hopelessly in love and blissfully married. Food was also a really important part for their wedding. They planned a decadent six course meal with their caterer and then had friends bring homemade sweets for their dessert table.

kraft escort cards - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

blue wedding inspiration - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

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hydrangea wedding flowers - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

whimsical San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

blue wedding cakes - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

whimsical San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

whimsical San Juan Capistrano wedding - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding

first dance - photo by Joe+Kathrina http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-san-juan-capistrano-wedding


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Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Photographer: Joe+Kathrina / Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano / Flowers: Fifty Flowers, arranged by bride and MOB / Wedding Dress: Martina Liana from The White Flower Bridal Boutique, with custom redesign / Wedding Shoes: Bettye Muller / Hair and Makeup: Bride / Groom’s Sport Coat: John Varvatos / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Caterer: Iva Lee’s / Wedding Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery / Centerpieces: All flea marketed and thrifted by Bride + Groom / Stationery: A+P Designs

1950s Inspired Auburn Wedding

Vintage Weddings

One wedding theme that never fails to bring a smile to my face is the vintage theme – in particular, anything inspired by the 1950s. Emma and Anthony knew they wanted their big day to have the feel of a fifties garden party, and enlisted the help of Tiffany Hughes Photography, Invision Events, and Stanley Sistrunk to help round out their vision. Personally, we couldn’t help but fall in love with Emma’s cotton candy pink petticoat!

1950s inspired Auburn wedding - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

From the bride, Emma: We were striving for a 1950s garden party feel–light and airy with lots of flowers and mid-century/vintage touches, and a blend of informal and formal. Our colors were pink and mint. Some adjectives: vintage-inspired, 1950s, floral, garden party.

wedding ring shots - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

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pink white bouquets - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding
Flower recipe: The centerpieces at the reception were white azalea bushes. The bouquets and wedding arrangements at the front of the church were a stunning combination of pink and white roses, hydrangeas, and some other flowers.

first looks - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

first looks - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

pink bridesmaids dresses - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

small bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

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1950s wedding dress - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

indoor church ceremony - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

indoor church ceremony - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

escort card table - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

We didn’t do too much DIY because we live in Washington, DC and the wedding was in Alabama and we were flying down without much time. Probably just as well, I could have spent months doing DIY projects! My effort was more tracking down vendors with specific vintage pieces we wanted and figuring out how to use them in the best way, combined with finding interesting version of standard things (like napkins) or diamonds in the rough (a great little metal cleaning caddy from World Market was the perfect color, perfectly vintage inspired, and just right for cards at the reception).

escort card table - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

floral paper goods - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

rifle paper place cards - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

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pink vintage wedding - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

blue gold place setting - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Even if you are planning on doing most of the planning yourself, it’s worth every penny to hire a day of coordinator to handle the final arrangements with the vendor in the week prior to the wedding, setup the day before, and all of the details on the day itself. It really freed me up to enjoy the day, as well as my mom, sister, and bridesmaids who might have had to do a lot of that, which also would have not let me enjoy the day. Also, I feel like several people told me not to worry about the little details, to let those go and focus on bigger things (catering, music, etc). I don’t think they understood that it was the fun little things (choosing napkins and decorations and so on) that really made me happy and got me through the tedious processes of booking the logistics. And of course it’s those things that made the wedding as great as it was–people notice those details, and appreciate them. And even if they didn’t, it made me so happy to see the things I had carefully chosen and loved decorating our reception.

vintage inspired receptions - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

vintage wedding details - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

assorted colorful drinks - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

pink gold place setting - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

vintage wedding ideas - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

vintage inspired weddings - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

ivory ruffled wedding cake - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

ruffled wedding cakes - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding

bridesmaids and flower girls - photo by Tiffany Hughes Photography http://ruffledblog.com/1950s-inspired-auburn-wedding


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From the event designers at Invision Events: Emma and Anthony’s spring wedding is chock full of so much prettiness and Emma did so much herself, as this was a budget soiree. We are completely, I mean completely, in love with them as a couple and their wedding. They have an amazing story, too! Emma, a mid-wife for women from countries in crisis, and Anthony met in Africa. They now live in Washington DC. And Emma’s dress is a vintage 50s one-of-a-kind. Emma really wanted a very simple and vintage inspired day. Their wedding was less than 100 guests and she wanted to use the sweet and quaint setting the Holy Trinity has to create a vintage garden party feel. Being a couple that travels a lot, coming back to Auburn and to Holy Trinity where Emma had grown up was an easy choice for them. Everything about their day was done to give their day a personal feel.

Wedding Music:
Mother/Grandmother Processional: Alleluia Mozart
Bridal Party Processional: Largo
Bridal Processional: Queen of Sheba
Ceremony: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Aria by Handel, and Be Thou My Vision
Recessional: La Rejouissance
First Dance: “Tupelo Honey,” Van Morrison
My dad has amazing taste in music and always knows what’s new and good on the music scene, so we delegated the music for the reception to him. He made several wonderful playlists with the perfect mix of old and new, slow and fast.

Wedding Location: Auburn, AL / Photographer: Tiffany Hughes Photography / Event Design: Invision Events / Florist: Stanley Sistrunk at The Flower Store / Venue: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church / Wedding Dress: Vintage, bought from Gogovintage and altered by the amazing women at Green and Blue Studio in Washington, DC / Petticoat: Modcloth / Wedding Veil: My mother’s, handmade by my great-grandmother for her / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Wedding Earrings: My aunt’s, made from a necklace of my grandmother’s / Caterer: Sprayberry BBQ / Hors d’oeuvres: Christine’s Gourmet / Wedding Cake: Sonshine Cakes / Music: Auburn String Quartet / Rentals: Special Arrangements / Vintage Decor: Rum and Roses / Cloth Napkins: Dot and Army / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Place Cards and Table Numbers: Rifle Paper Company

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Beacon Lane

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

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Vintage Inspired Ontario Wedding

Vintage Weddings

We have a rare treat for you all today, sweethearts. Over the years we’ve seen many a bride share her dream wedding with us, but today we’ve got a wedding put together by the groom and his mother as a surprise for the bride. We’ve got all the deets from the groom himself on how he was able to put it together with the help of Joseph + Jaime Photography and Coriander Girl, so let’s jump in!

vintage inspired Ontario wedding - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

From the groom, Mike: I’m a lucky guy. I married the girl next door. My parents moved to the small town of Baltimore, Ontario, about ten years ago. Not long after, the McFarlanes moved in across the street. Their daughter was a pretty blonde girl whom I met at my parents’ neighbourhood Halloween party in 2008. We hit it off and quickly became friends. Friendship grew into something more and I proposed to her at the historic inn at Wakefield, Quebec, in the fall of 2011. We both knew that the perfect place to get married was at my parents’ house — the place we met. Set atop a hill that overlooks Lake Ontario and the rolling hills of Northumberland County, the wedding had to reflect the beautiful natural scenery. We decided that the ceremony would be held in a clearing in the cedar woods adjacent to the house, and the dinner and dancing would take place in the property’s century-old barn — the exact location we met. Wanting to bring the inside outside, and the outside inside, the only way we could think to describe our vision was “woodland whimsy.”

green white boutonnieres - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

leafy wedding bouquet - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

first look - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

first look - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

small bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bridal party - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

After discovering the perfect wedding invitations, we set about using them as a template for our wedding’s look and style. Together with my mother, we began putting together our dream wedding. Although we always consulted Lauren on major issues, my mother and I decided that we wanted to design the look of the wedding in secret from Lauren. We wanted her to experience the joy and excitement of having the venue revealed to her on the big day, along with all the other guests. The first time she saw the ceremony site, decorated with simple ferns and vintage church windows, was when we both walked down the aisle together, hand in hand. With the expert design sense that she is known for, my mother helped to put together a wedding that existed only in our dreams. The dinner tables were covered in rich aubergine and gold brocade and set with elegant china. The woodland theme was tastefully reflected in all the details — from the table décor, to the handmade place settings, to the heart shaped moss garland on the wall. We also incorporated crystal, gold, pewter and rust-coloured animal figurines, candelabras and other décor elements. The barn was finished we antique furniture and props, including frames and mirrors to fill the walls, creating a warm and elegant setting for dinner and dancing. Lauren and I had our dream wedding. But in the end, the wedding is just a party. The best part is that I get to come home to Lauren every day. There is no one else who would be as a good a match for me as she is. She is a kind and loving person, who also happens to be my best friend. As I said, I’m a lucky guy.

woodland wedding ceremony - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

outdoor ceremony - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

vintage inspired weddings - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

rustic barn reception - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? From the bride: Give yourselves lots of time to plan and execute your wedding, especially if you plan on doing a majority of the planning/DIY yourselves. Try to avoid stressing out (it’s hard!) and enjoy the process as much as possible. Ask your family and friends for help! Chances are they’re happy to help, and want to make the whole process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible for you. Decide what’s most important for you, what you’d like your wedding/reception to focus on, and put your efforts (and money) there. For us, we wanted amazing food, so we prioritized our budget to include the best caterers we could find. Whether it’s a live band, great food, or a Ferris Wheel, find a way to make it happen!

rustic receptions - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland receptions - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

moss garland - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

winter reception tablescapes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

winter reception tablescapes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

Remember to think of your guests. After all, you and your partner are their hosts. Are they warm/cool enough? Are they bored? If you choose to take photos between the ceremony and reception, arrange a cocktail hour for them or an activity (guestbook, mad libs, etc.). No one likes waiting around with nothing to do! Having a wedding at home was one of the best decisions we made: it was neither inexpensive nor easy, but well worth it, knowing we could wake up and get ready at home, and at the end of a crazy, exciting day, walk across the street and go to bed. If a home wedding fits your vibe, I definitely recommend it. The most important thing to remember is that in the end, a wedding is just a party. Take lots of time out of the planning process to just enjoy your relationship, and each other. It will help you refocus when you’re overwhelmed, and remind you why you’re getting married in the first place! :)

rustic dessert tables - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding reception - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

newlyweds cake cutting - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

vintage inspired centerpiece - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding cake - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding cakes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

barn reception - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “In Your Arms,” Kina Grannis
Recessional: “Believe Me (If All Those Endearing Young Charms)”, played on the bagpipes by my uncle. This song is one of my Grandpa’s favourites – he used to play it for my Grandma.
First Dance: “Wild is the Wind,” Johnny Mathis

Wedding Location: Baltimore, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Joseph + Jaime Photography / Flowers: Coriander Girl / Wedding Dress: Tracy Reese via BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: BHLDN / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chosen by the bridesmaids (ModCloth & Pink Soda) / Hair and Makeup: Makeup In The City / Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana / Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds and Batman Converse / Wedding Caterer: Noble Culinary / Wedding Cake: The SweeterE / Wedding Invitations: A Printable Press

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Simply K Studios

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

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

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

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

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

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

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

It’s about your details. The celebration.

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

It’s about your love story.

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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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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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Blush and Gold Utah Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Alixann Loosle

If antique chic and rustic elegance got married, this wedding from Alixann Loosle Photography would be their baby — no question. A dream team of vendors came together to make this big day a reality, including event design by Michelle Leo Events and lush flowers from Urban Chateau Floral. Naturally, I can’t leave out the ultimate show-stopper, bride Jessica in her Jenny Packham gown — beyond.

blush and gold utah wedding - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

From the bride, Jessica: The intended vibe was to be something like elegant vintage. We rented some really nice vintage furniture pieces. We used a lot of gold accents to really help with that elegant feel. The day ended up being very intimate and romantic. I just love classic furniture pieces, and timeless design. I think the kickstarter to solidify the theme though was my amazing Jenny Packham dress. I wanted gold to be a big element of the wedding with an infusion of peaches and blush and pops of coral, and ivory. I didn’t want to go with a theme, I just went with what felt right to me with some vintage pieces like the furniture and my dress, and timeless colors and flowers. Our DIY projects were the homemade peach jam favors. My Grandmother, my mother and I all worked on them.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

citrus wedding invitations - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

peach wedding bouquets - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

Bouquet recipe: I wanted garden roses and ranunculus and then it was a mix of textures beyond that.

peach boutonnieres - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

blush wedding gown - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

indoor barn ceremonies - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

barn wedding ceremony - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

indoor barn ceremonies - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

peach boutonnieres - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

peach wedding bouquets - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

ombre bridesmaids dresses - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Nail down the things you can’t live without, whether it’s certain pictures for your photographer, the venue, anything. And then the things that you can compromise on are easier. If you are having your wedding outside, really put thought into a weather backup plan. I really wish we had gone thru a backup seating layout for inside the barn, when our dinner outside got rained out. It got chaotic having people moving furniture and no one knowing what to do with it or where it goes. If I could go back it would be the one thing I would have changed, knowing exactly how things should be set up in either situation so everyone is on the same page. It goes by in the blink of an eye so focus on the moment, because before you know it you are driving away going “I can’t believe it’s over already!”

outdoor rustic receptions - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

elegant wedding dress - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

outdoor rustic receptions - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

gold centerpiece vases - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

indoor cake tables - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

place cards - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

gold wedding cakes - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

vintage wedding decor - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

personalized wedding favors - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

pink wedding favors - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

elegant wedding cakes - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

gold wedding cake - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

blush and gold Utah wedding - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

rustic wedding ideas - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

newlyweds enter receptions - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding

sparkler wedding getaways - photo by Alixann Loosle http://ruffledblog.com/blush-and-gold-utah-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers, covered by Lennon & Maisy
Recessional: “Can’t Take my Eyes Off of You,” Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, covered by Lauryn Hill
First dances were supposed to be “Marry You” by Bruno Mars and then transitioned into “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake. Didn’t quite work out that way when we had to shuffle everything into the barn after it rained.

From the planner, Michelle Leo Events: Jessica came to me with a very clear vision of what she wanted: Pretty, classic, sophistication sprinkled with vintage and rustic details. She knew she wanted to use gold, blush and ivory (one of my favorite color combos) and a splash of mint. She also knew she wanted to find the perfect rustic setting for this beautiful event and chandeliers and romantic draping were a must (my kind of wedding)!

After finding the perfect barn, I immediately went to work putting together designs for her table settings. Vineyard tables, silky blush runners and gold vessels for all the amazing blush and ivory blooms. We decided to create a lounge area for the cocktail hour that was full of romance and vintage elements. The different settees and coffee tables made for such setting that was as inviting as it was romantic. Coffee tables were decorated with little touches like lace doilies, a vintage telephone, and pink depression glass full of blush and buttery colored macarons.

I could go on and on about all the pretty details of this wedding but in all honesty, the bride stole the entire show (as it should be) in her stunning Jenny Packham gown from Alta Moda Bridal. This dress was simply exquisite and Jessica couldn’t have possibly looked more beautiful if she had tried. She just glowed all day and by the end of the night, she was as radiant as ever as she and her hubby bid their guests goodbye, through a romantic sparkler send off showering sparks and love.

Wedding Location: Huntsville, UT / Photographer: Alixann Loosle Photography / Wedding Planning and Coordination: Michelle Leo Events / Flowers: Urban Chateau Floral / Venue: Kelley Creek Farm / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham via Alta Moda Bridal / Veil and Alterations: Alta Moda Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Hair and Makeup: Versa Artistry / Bride’s Earrings: BHLDN / Rings: J.Brooks Jewelers and O.C. Tanner Jewelers / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ruche / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: J. Crew Factory / Groom and Groomsmen Attire: H&M and Macys / Caterer: Brown Brothers Catering / Wedding Cakes: One Sweet Slice / Macarons: Caitlin Sargent / DJ: Life of the Party / Tables, Benches, Linens and Chandeliers: Diamond Rental / Vintage Furniture: Big Day Vintage Rentals / Officiant: Rev. Kamrin Carver / Videographer: AV Modern Media / Wedding Invitations: Bride and Groom

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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!

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Eclectic Barr Mansion Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Alixann Loosle

Almost any wedding at Austin’s Barr Mansion is going to be a winner, especially when it’s photographed by the incomparable Alixann Loosle Photography. But when you add in a reception with mood lighting and a bride wearing a purple patterned Zac Posen gown, I’m going to be floored. Take special note of Kaki and Robbie’s ceremony under the trees – one of our favorites this year.

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From the bride, Kaki: We wanted a Soulful and Spiritual gathering of friends and family witnessing and supporting us in the commitment of our vows and celebration. It was a non traditional wedding celebration, marching to the beat of our own drums and our day was a true reflection of just that. Our theme was Victorian Vogue. Oriental rugs, church pews, religious candles etc… Evoked the feeling of a catholic cathedral, set amongst the trees. No color scheme.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Plan and save for last minute spending FRENZIES! Oh, and enjoy it, the day entirely. Take a moment to look around you, surrounded by your friends and family, and cherish that moment. It goes by so very very quickly.

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Wedding Music:
Groom and Family Processional: “Over the Rainbow,” IZ
Bride’s Processional: “Holocene,” Bon Iver
Recessional: “Ho, Hey” The Lumineers
First Dance: “Hold You in My Arms,” Ray Lamontagne

Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Alixann Loosle Photography / Florist: STEMS / Wedding Venue: Barr Mansion / Coordinator: Elyse Shumsky with Barr Mansion / Venue Staging and Design: Dressings / Wedding Dress: Zac Posen via Neiman Marcus / Groom’s Attire: Zegna via Neiman Marcus / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals / DJ: Greenbelt DJ Productions / Wedding Invitations: Page Stationery

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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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Whimsical Pittsburgh Opera Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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Hot Metal Studio

There just aren’t enough words in the English language for me to properly capture how much I love this wedding from Hot Metal Studio. Not only is bride Betsy one of the cutest we’ve ever seen, but she knows how to rock a flirty dress like nobody’s business and pick the most perfect vendors for her wedding day vision, right down to her venue, Pittsburgh Opera House. Let’s jump in, shall we?

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From the bride, Betsy: Ian and I are a bit of a non traditional couple, so we knew from the beginning of the planning process that things were going to be a little different. We wanted our guests to walk into the space and immediately know that they were celebrating our special day, so that meant having some things that might make most brides shudder, like a car to hold gifts and cards. In the car’s defense, it is Ian’s beloved 1960 Austin Mini named Duckworth, which is practically a part of the family since it forged the friendship of Ian and his best man, Scott, and also helped Ian and I take the next step in our relationship, as it was part of the proposal. We also wanted our guests to feel like they were a part of the celebration, and not just there to observe our wedding, so a feeling of intimacy and coziness was important to us.

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Our wedding was very whimsical, with vintage elements. We didn’t have a theme, but we did work within a color scheme which was shades of blush and tangerine (think sorbet colors) with navy. We did have a few DIY projects for the wedding, but kept it limited to maintain our sanity. The table numbers, photos of Ian and myself at corresponding ages, were assembled by myself and Ian’s sister, who was also a bridesmaid. Ian and I worked on the ceremony program window together, as we didn’t want to have paper programs that would only end up in the trash at the end of the night (we found a vintage window pane and used a paint pen to trace the names of those involved in the ceremony). We also spray painted vintage shutters which held the printed escort cards.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t go crazy making sure that everything is absolutely perfect, as it’s an impossible task. My saving grace was knowing that only I, and a few vendors, knew what things were really supposed to look like. None of our guests knew what I was picturing in my head (or what I had on my secret Pinterest board), so if tables were out of place and the timeline was a bit off, no one knew or noticed. Do your best to get the big things out of the way as soon as you can, that way you can really enjoy the last several months of being engaged. Ask recently married friends for suggestions on everything! Most of our vendors were recommended by friends, or even other vendors, and they were all fantastic and exceeded our expectations.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “In My Life,” The Beatles (acoustic guitar)
Bride’s Processional: “Hoppipolla,” Sigur Ros
Recessional: “You Make My Dreams,” Hall & Oates (acoustic guitar)
Introductions (parents and bridal party): “Don’t Stop Me Now,” Queen
Bride and Groom Introduction: “How’d You Like That,” The Kooks
First Dance: “The Guide,” Borne (acoustic guitar)
Cake Cutting: “Lover,” Devendra Banhart
Father/Daughter Dance: “Wildflowers,” Tom Petty
Mother/Son Dance: “Rainbow Connection,” Kermit version
Last Dance: “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough,” Michael Jackson

Wedding Location: Pittsburgh, PA / Photographer: Hot Metal Studio / Flowers and Decor: Jimmy Lohr of greenSinner / Coordinator: Kristie Caro / Venue: Pittsburgh Opera House / Wedding Dress: Coco Anais via Bridal Beginning / Bride’s Veil: Bridal Beginning / Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman via Nordstrom / Bride and Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Sorrelli / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell via Nordstrom / Groom and Groomsman Suits: Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s / Groom’s Shirt: Thomas Pink / Groom’s Bow Tie: PinchAndPull / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan via Nordstrom / Groomsman Shirts: Calvin Klein via Macy’s / Groomsman Ties: Alfani via Macy’s / Wedding Caterer: Pete Medure of Medure’s Catering / Wedding Cakes: Katrina Finn / Alcohol: Dreadnaught Wines / Musician/DJ: Joel Lindsey / Officiant: Amy Lindsey / Wedding Invitations: OliveandRuby / Vehicle Decor: B&W Autosport / Shuttle Service: Elite Transportation Group

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Amanda Day Rose

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

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

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Elegant Rustic Malibu Wedding

Rustic Weddings

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already fallen madly in love with this bride’s Vera Wang wedding gown. Its peachy-pink tones matches perfectly with the tone of John and Sierra’s romantic Malibu wedding designed and decorated by All You Need is Love Events with Amelia Lyon Photography behind the camera. Prepare yourself for some sheer beauty ahead:

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From the bride, Sierra: My husband and I met in the salon where he came in every six weeks for a haircut. The connection was apparent from the beginning, although I knew it needed time to grow before I committed to dating a client. After a year and a half of his persistence, we decided it was time to see what could flourish. I knew something magical could come from our union, and I was right. Over the past 5 years, we have learned the importance of growth, acceptance, challenging ourselves when needed, seeing the beauty in what is already there, and accentuating the tiniest parts. This became the foundation of our relationship and the sounding board for the style of wedding we wanted to have.

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As a hairstylist who specializes in shapes and colors, I approached the wedding as if the venue were my client. My keen understanding of texture, shape, and color, allowed me to consider the palette I was working with and draw on certain aspects to create harmony. Nothing became overdone or contrived, which left space for a fluidity that can only happen naturally and with ease. This was reflected throughout the evening in several ways.

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Some of our personal touches included an old wheel barrel filled with bottled sodas from a local independent soda shop. We had a variety of flavors, including Maple Bacon-just for kicks. I borrowed an A-Frame chalkboard sign from the owners of the hair salon I work out of, Eco Heads in Venice. We bedazzled it up with a list of cocktails, beer, and wine for the reception. We even incorporated some old copper containers we received from my mother in law. These were given to her and her husband as a wedding gift, and we thought it would be a nice sentiment. We used the containers for flowers and sprinkled them around the venue. For the sign in table, we thought it would be fun and interactive to have our guests take photos with a Polaroid camera. The reception table numbers were crafted from old frames my husband found at Goodwill and other thrift stores. Finally, each plate was gifted a small jar of Herbs de Provence, and Bolivian Pink Rock Salt.

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Wedding Location: Malibu, CA / Photographer: Amelia Lyon Photography / Wedding Planning and Floral Design: All You Need is Love Events / Venue: Rancho del Cielo / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang “Gracie” / Hair and Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy, Kumiko Ando, Allison Carey and Nina Brabec / Catering: Eco Caters / Dessert: Coolhaus / Rentals: Smart Party Rents and Found Vintage Rentals / DJ: Damon Tedesco

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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!

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Industrial Organic Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Maine Love Session

Wedding Design

Today’s styled shoot oozes so much sweetness we just can’t resist it. Inspired by “modern Victorian” with some sweet blues and oranges thrown in, it’s got the amazing talents of A Love Supreme Photography, Emily Elizabeth Events, and Pretty Flowers on its side. Seriously, how adorable is this couple?

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From the planner, Emily Elizabeth Events: The inspiration for this styled shoot began with family heirlooms: china and flatware passed down from one generation to another. The china blue floral pattern with silver rimming set the perfect tone for a proper, yet boyishly blue engagement. Meanwhile, the very name of the flatware, “Modern Victorian,” helped inspire the storyline for this handsome couple. It gave us our vision for a simple yet sophisticated fete set in a small New England town on the river… and suddenly we had our work cut out for us, combining vintage touches with eclectic flair for a modern and worldly romance.

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Muted watercolors were punctuated with a surprising pop of tangerine orange – a burst of flavor and excitement. Clementines were not only incorporated into the table settings, but also the garland encircling the banister and adorning the cake and table of sweet treats. Silver lent something of an industrial feel while the blue was close enough to navy to keep us honest and grounded. Anemones were a fitting choice for the floral arrangements given the way their colored centers mimicked the blue in the china. The Louis blue chalk paint that a series of the furniture pieces were painted in softened the white brick walls and the tall ceilings, clean wood floor, and sunlight pouring in the windows of the old mill gave the space a light and airy feel.

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In order to convey a casual elegance with quirky personality, the two men were dressed smartly but in jaunty dissonance. A busy, floral button-down shirt with a jacket for one groom made an interesting counterpart for the other’s sunny herringbone bow tie and vest. Little details such as the messy arrangement of peach linen napkins between two plates kept things playful. Petite vases of blooms helped to create a cozy intimacy and penny candy in a cork-topped jar added a sense of novelty. A “naked” cake, Bulleit bourbon, and the vintage typography used in the invitation suite were masculine but without being overly so. At the very heart of our efforts was a spirit of joyfulness in celebration of marriage equality in Maine. Like in our shoot, new meets old with a nod to the best of tradition and an exciting energy for fresh inspiration in the wedding plot.

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Shoot Location: Brunswick, ME / Photographer: A Love Supreme Photography / Event Planning and Design: Emily Elizabeth Events / Floral Design and Styling: Pretty Flowers / Shoot Venue: Waterfront Maine/Cabot Mill Antiques, Fort Andross Building 4 / Clothier: Joseph’s / Orange Bow Tie: Mizu / Wardrobe Assistant: Lara Watterson / Furniture and Home Décor: Blessings / Throw Pillows: Cosmic Couture / Cakes and Sweet Treats: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott / Invitation and Paper Goods: Parrott Design Studio / Models: Andrew Sawyer and Michael Wood

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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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Sixties Inspired Texas Wedding

Vintage Weddings

This wedding, you guys. This wedding just does it for me. Cara and Andrew wanted a true Texas wedding with a heavy mid-century and 1960s spin, and they kept to their vision completely. Briana Purser Photography was the perfect match with their aesthetic, and Melissa Hoover of EcoTrousseau knocked it out of the park with vintage-inspired dresses with eco-friendliness as a high priority.

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From the bride, Cara: For a long time I knew I wanted a Hill Country wedding, being a Texas girl. Andrew was partial to the Austin area, being a UT graduate. So we looked for venues in the Marble Falls area. I also have been a long time mid-century fanatic. I did my best to combine a mid-century aesthetic with a Texas twang, and used a lot of color for good measure (inspired by Texas wildflowers, y’all!). We also wanted our wedding to be fun and non-traditional in many ways, reflecting our personalities. And being that we are both artists, we wanted to do a lot of the designing ourselves.

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A big part of making my dreams a reality was enlisting the talent of Melissa Hoover of EcoTrousseau. She helped bring my ideas to life, and offered the most amazing style advice along the way. Being eco-conscious, I wanted to do a lot of eco-friendly and up-cycled details where I could. Melissa, however, pulled out all the stops. The fabric and dyes for the bridesmaid’s dresses and groomsmen’s ties were organic and manufactured by environmentally friendly and socially responsible companies. Melissa hand-dyed those fabrics. And my dress had almost no new materials besides the thread and buttons, and a little extra tulle under the skirt. My dress was a circa-1990s satin A-line full-length dress with very little detail save the pleated bodice. I found it at a thrift store. Melissa acquired the vintage ivory lace, and using her incredible seamstress talent, transformed it into the 1960s tea-length, lace-covered dream dress. To hammer home the mid-century theme, we asked our guests to wear cocktail attire inspired by the era (“think Mad Men” was the common hint). A good many people were happy to oblige!

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Our DIY projects included: hand-dipped color-block wooden dessert forks by bride, men’s boutonnières made by groom’s mother, Bride and Groom designed the invitations/programs/escort cards/place cards/cap gun cards/cake toppers and all paper signage, Bride and MOB designed the table settings and purchased items from thrift stores, handmade petal toss envelopes made with craft paper and washi tape, succulents in teacups planted by bridesmaids, bunting over dance floor made by bride’s grandmother and bride, and more.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Advice from the Bride: When planning a DIY wedding on a budget, of course you might seek out talent via friends or acquaintances, or go with vendors who are just starting out. My biggest piece of advice is to make sure there is paperwork for all services rendered, from quotes to agreements to invoices, from any vendors, even if they are “just a friend of a friend.” Handshakes (even digital ones) aren’t sufficient! Also, I would urge couples to not skimp on the photography. The photos are the documentation of all of your hard work and the best visual reference for memories you will have for the rest of your life. A great photographer makes all the difference (from flexibility when the schedule gets off (which it will) to being personable with you and your family and guests, to providing the most beautiful hard copy of your wedding to treasure). Briana was all of these things, and was completely worth the investment. Advice from the Groom: Pick you battles. Say yes to everything within reason. Don’t lose sight of the fact that you and your partner are best friends, because things will go wrong no matter what, but you two are each others’ best, most valuable support system.

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Wedding Music:
Seating of the Families: “Everyday,” Buddy Holly
Bridal Party Processional: “Stand by Me,” Ben E. King
Bride’s Processional: “Dream,” The Eisley Brothers
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Dream,” The Eisley Brothers
Sticking with the 50s/60s theme of the wedding, we had the following songs for our ceremony and first dance. All ceremony music was played by the Officiant and groomsmen on acoustic guitars, and was absolutely gorgeous.

Wedding Location: Round Mountain, TX / Photographer: Briana Purser Photography / Event Planner: Something to Celebrate / Florist: Stephanie Tolentino (sister-in-law) / Wedding Venue: Three Points Ranch / Bride’s Dress and Fascinator: Melissa Hoover of EcoTrousseau (My dress was made from a full-length A-line satin dress purchased from a thrift store, real vintage lace was added, and a lot of cutting was done – so the dress is completely recycled except for the new thread that was used) / Bride’s Accessories: Vintage pieces purchased or borrowed / Hair and Makeup: Lorene Herrera / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Melissa Hoover of EcoTrousseau (fabric was hand-dyed by Melissa in colors of my choice, then dresses were made from an actual vintage pattern) / Mother of the Bride: Melissa Hoover of EcoTrousseau (made from an actual vintage pattern) / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s suits: Vera Wang through Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Ties: Melissa Hoover of EcoTrousseau / Bundt Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Pies Bluebonnet Cafe / Band: Burgess Meredith / Wedding Invitations: Designed and printed by Bride and Groom / Transportation: R&R Limo

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Spreading Lovely

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

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

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

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

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Handcrafted Oak Tree Manor Wedding

Rustic Weddings

If you’ve got a sharp eye, you may recall that we shared this couple’s engagement session on Ruffled earlier this year. Now The Bird & The Bear Photography & Films is back with us to share their just-as-precious wedding day with you all! Kaitlin and Seth’s wedding day is jam-packed with handmade details, so get ready to take in all the DIY goodness:

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From the photographers, Bryan and Caryn of The Bird & The Bear Photography & Films: She and her groom made so many of the details for the big day themselves. They covered themselves in glitter while painting the jars for the centerpieces, pieced together a large ribbon and lace background for their photo booth and cake display backgrounds. Also, these Disney lovers made an “Adventure Book” to feature in their vintage lounge seating area. It is full of pictures and notes about their life together so far. They made all the signage around the venue themselves, including the glittery “Mr.” and “Mrs.” signs for their chairs and their awesome Instragram hashtag sign.

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One adorable feature was the individual butterfly confetti bags the bride made to place on each chair during the ceremony, which the guests threw in celebration as they recessed after their first kiss. That goes with just how playful these two are, highlighted by Seth’s Donkey Kong groom’s cake. Kaitlin and Seth are super brave, too, because they had the awesome idea to climb the huge Oak Tree on the property, knowing it would be a great way to kick off their new adventure as a married couple (as well as make for some fun portraits)!

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Wedding Location: Spring, TX / Photographer and Videographer: The Bird & The Bear Photography & Films / Floral Design: Tamara Menges Design / Venue: Oak Tree Manor / Hair and Makeup: Your Beautiful Face / Vintage Rentals: Bourbon & Bloom

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

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

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

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

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

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Lawyers In Love Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Meghan Christine

I’m tickled pink that today’s shoot was inspired by the love story of the stylist’s own parents. Given that her parents met in law school, Margaux of Harmony Creative Studio styled a shoot incorporating cheeky law and justice references and darling vintage details, all photographed by the lovely Meghan Christine Photography.

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From the event stylist, Margaux of Harmony Creative Studio: This shoot was inspired by my parents, who met in Law School during the mid-1970s. Circumstances kept them from having an actual wedding, so they eloped with only two friends present. This is what I think their wedding might look like today, with different vintage elements worked in. The theme of ‘Lawyers in Love’ was a natural fit: touches like the green law lamp, balance scales, vintage paperweights and yellow legal paper translate the theme in a sophisticated way.

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We integrated the signing of the marriage certificate into the actual ceremony, with a large showpiece the couple could frame later. The invitation wording was also a play on a court summons. The upstairs ‘Library Room’ at The Victorian was perfect for our Law theme. Our ceremony was flanked by vintage lampshade mobiles, and the sound was provided by an amazing sound system packed into a vintage suitcase, from our friends at Hi-Fi Luggage! What a perfect way to get your groom interested – guys love killer audio systems! All of their pieces are iPod friendly, so you can DIY your wedding music!

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I thought it would be cool to have one of the bookcase shelves packed with flowers. Recycled Love Story made it happen! The photobooth backdrop is actually plastic garden fencing (available at any home improvement store!), which had ribbons and vintage fabric cut into 1″ strips weaved through. My parents share a love of cookies, so we created an ‘Old School’ Cookie Bar, with such favorites as Oreos and Nutter Butters. For me, adding vintage touches is not about translating a time period exactly, but taking the best elements of eras past and making them your own. Personal touches like a family heirloom locket for your ceremony can contrast with statement earrings for your bridal shoot. I think if my mother were young now, this is something she would have done.

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Shoot Location: Santa Monica, CA / Photographer: Meghan Christine Photography / Shoot Concept, Event Design, Vintage Props and Fashion Styling: Harmony Creative Studio / Floral Design: Recycled Love Story / Venue: The Victorian / Tea Length Dress: Unique Vintage / Lace Dress: Nordstrom / Hair: Lauren Prohaska Hairstyling / Make Up: Kassandra Karr Beauty / Vintage Dinnerware: The Vintage Table Company / Custom Vintage Luggage Audio Systems: Hi-Fi Luggage / Paper Goods: Amanda Habbershaw Creative / Models: Laura Yochum and Ryan Poole

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Elegant Orange County Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Today’s wedding from Valentina Glidden Photography has a perfect mix of various styles – some vintage, some rustic, and some pure elegance. Of course, there’s also a bit of serious romance going on thanks to lush arrangements from Bella Bloom Floral Designs! Read on for more about Gwendy and David’s timeless wedding day:

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From the bride, Gwendy: We envisioned our wedding like all couples do, magical. Our dream wedding was to be a blend of rustic touches and romantic elegance. Most importantly we wanted to be able to reflect our personalities and love for each other. At the end it was all about bringing a little part of David and me into our wedding. We met in architecture class our Freshmen year in college, creating and designing has always brought us together. Being able to take part in the creation of our dream wedding only made it that much more special. As a bride to be it meant so much for my future husband to be so involved in all the wedding details. Dancing the night away in a candle lit garden set the perfect mood to the start of our new life.

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Some adjectives that can describe are wedding are vintage, romantic, intimate, & rustic. We choose very subtle colors like mint, rose, and ivory to soften the look of wood. We had so many DIY projects! David made our vases for the center pieces, from birch bark. The candles placed through out the tables were made from small tree logs and branches. We made all of our wedding signs used in the reception and the “here comes the bride” sign for my little brother from pallets that we white washed then used a wood burner to write on them. The little mason jar leather heart tags with our initials were made by his little brother, then put together by us. We a also made the rose petal aisle runner for church the boutonnieres, and bridesmaids bouquets. The fans from church were painted and made by us as well. The invitations were hand made by us with help from his brother. David painted the oil lanterns to match with our color scheme. We gathered the baskets for our candy table, the sweets and polvorones were brought from Chihuahua, Mexico and baked by his aunts. Our family is so supportive and they all contributed to bring it all together.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If they have any ideas for DIY I would encourage them to not hold back. It is so rewarding and special to be able to say you did it.

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Wedding Music:
Festive music is part of our heritage and in a Mexican wedding celebration the Mariachi and Band should never be left out. The mariachi played or processional song as well as our first dance song “Si nos dejan” which has always been our special song.

Wedding Location: Orange County, CA / Photographer: Valentina Glidden Photography / Floral Design: Bella Bloom Floral Designs / Ceremony Venue: St. Matthew’s Church / Reception Venue: Heritage Museum of Orange County / Wedding Dress: Allure Couture via Mon Amie Bridal Salon / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Veil: Made by Groom’s Aunt / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Linne’s Boutique / Tuxedo: Friar Tux / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Country Garden Catering / Cake Stand: Groom / Mariachi: Los Vaquetones / Band: Banda Sinaloense / Wedding Invitations: Bride and Groom / Videographer: Boffo Video

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Beacon Lane

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

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Woodsy Wonderland Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Jeff Loves Jessica

Today’s bride describes her wedding day vision as “Marie Antoinette meets Mad Hatter tea party.” It doesn’t get much better than that, folks. Jeff Loves Jessica, Bash Collective, and Saffron & Grey all teamed up to create a truly romantic Minnesota wedding we’re crazy about.

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From the bride, Melissa: I wanted my wedding to be soft, romantic and whimsical but most of all, fun. We wanted to throw the best party our family and friends had ever attended. Our theme was Glamorous in Wonderland and we used the color scheme of pale pink and shades of grey. We wanted our wedding to be a cross between a Marie Antoinette hosted picnic and the whimsy of the Mad Hatter Tea party.

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We had 18 months to plan, so there were lots of DIY projects. I designed my own invitations and had them printed by a letterpress in Utah. I purchased fabric and had my talented mother sew the table runners and pillows. My mother also crocheted bunnies for all the kids under 2 who were attending. We collected 800+ pieces of mismatched china, teapots, vintage clocks, milk glass vases, and old Alice in Wonderland books from thrift shops. My groom sprayed painted dozens of ceramic bunnies (also found at thrift shops) and a dozen plastic flamingos. We painted and assembled the chipboard clocks that we used for our seating plan. Printed and punched out name tags for placecards. I’m not going to lie, it was a lot, and in the end I was ready to be done!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Hire amazing vendors. My wedding day was stress free and went wonderfully because I had such amazing vendors. Don’t do anything just because “it’s a tradition”; if it doesn’t speak to you, skip it! And I would say, keep your guests in mind. I was constantly thinking – how would it feel to be a guest at this wedding and I made my decisions according. I know it’s suppose to be the bride’s big day, but I invited 120 other people and I wanted them to have a their best day too.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: Piano cover of “Titanium,” David Guetta
Recessional: Piano cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” Guns N Roses
First Dance: “The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room),” Flight of the Conchords

Wedding Location: Finlayson, MN / Photographer: Jeff Loves Jessica / Wedding Coordination: Bash Collective / Florist: Saffron & Grey / Venue: Juliane James Place / Wedding Dress: Ann Taylor / Belt: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Melissa at Creative Beaute Agency / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Rush’s Bridal, Luxe Bridal, Saks Off 5th / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Wedding Caterer: New Scenic Cafe / Desserts: Cocoa & Fig / DJ: Generation Now Entertainment / Rentals: Vintage Type and Prop it Up Now / Officiant: Judge Susan N Burke / Wedding Invitations: Designed by Bride, Letterpress by The Mandate Press

Blueberry Lemonade Summer Bliss

Design Inspiration

When you tell me there’s a styled shoot inspired by citrus and blueberry, my mind goes immediately to thoughts of summer parties. What says summer better than citrus? Jen Wojcik Photography, Folklore Vintage, and Sara Mackenzie Creative banded together to create this brilliant bridal shower with an abundance of yellows, blues, and whites.

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From the shoot coordinator, Sara Mackenzie: Our inspiration was summer fruits… lemons, blueberries & grapefruit. This color combo made our imagination wander with endless possibilities and the freshness of the citrus smells in the air. I wanted to stay away from too vintage so we did a modern-vintage feel to appeal to every woman. As you walk through the orchard you could smell the crisp summer air and the fresh citrus surrounding us. I hope you enjoy the beautiful colors and details from my heart to yours.

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Shoot Location: San Diego, CA / Photographer: Jen Wojcik Photography / Rentals, Design, and Venue: Folklore Vintage / Floral Design: Breathtaking Bridal Bouquets / PR: Sara Mackenzie Creative / Inspiration: My True Blu / Clothing and Styling: La Femme Chic Consignment / Hair: Kalyn Sieminski of Vivace Salon / Makeup: Blush Makeup Artistry / Desserts: Bouchee / Paper Goods: Paper Scissors Print / Models: Jillian, America, Traelee, Atalanta, Katrina

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[seven-degrees]

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

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Newport Beach Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Tracy Hill

Bride Carley envisioned a wedding full of antique and vintage finds, a perfectly bohemian mix of pieces and styles she’s grown to love over the years. We love that Carley didn’t limit herself to a couple of shades for her color scheme, choosing instead to embrace navy blue, mustard yellow, mint, orange, peach, AND gold! Every detail of this beautiful day was captured perfectly by Tracy Hill.

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From the bride, Carley: Over the past few years, my heart has been engaged in collecting vintage finds such as jars, books, door knobs, gold picture frames, etc. and that is what inevitably drove me to create the wedding of my dreams. I envisioned rustic jars everywhere filled with delicate flowers, books scattered throughout the grounds as well as hanging in trees, and little knick-knack antiques in every direction ones eyes laid upon. I knew the style was trendy but I wanted to create something that was my own. Something that screamed “me” as soon as the guests walked into Heritage Hill Historical Park. I wanted my dream to become a reality; and it did.

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I believe some adjectives for our wedding would be happy, warm, dainty or delicate, old-fashioned, vintage. The color scheme was navy blue, mustard yellow, with hints of mint, orange, peach, and gold. The DIY projects consisted of the hanging books, the painted colored jars, the book page flower balls, the burlap banners, all of the fabric displays such as entryway banner and hanging fabric, embroidery hoops, fabric petals, burlap tablecloths, wooden crates at dessert table display, doily mason jars, welcome sign, sign in guest table, and cake table. Oh & my wedding dress, bridesmaids skirts, flower girl skirts & mini groomsmen’s bow ties.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? As I look back at the wedding planning, I think that the best advice I would give couples would be to enjoy every moment and not to let the little things ruin your day. It is important to focus on a few key things that are important to you. For example, I really made decisions to focus on books, jars, certain flowers I knew I wanted and especially making sure that my dress was the way I designed it. I think it is also important to be organized and that way everything will fall into place (so we hope).

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Wedding Music:
Bouquet Toss: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper
Garter Toss: “No Diggity,” Blackstreet & Dr. Dre
First Dance: “Til Kingdom Come,” Coldplay
Father/Daughter Dance: “Something In the Way She Moves,” James Taylor
Cutting the Cake: “Can’t Help Falling In Love (Live Version),” Ingrid Michaelson

Wedding Location: Newport Beach, CA / Photographer: Tracy Hill / Ceremony Venue: Newport Beach California Temple / Reception Venue: Heritage Hill Historical Park / Event Design: Bride and her mother, Annelle Wells / Florist: Brenda Yuen / Wedding Dress: Design by bride, sewn by her mother, Annelle Wells / Wedding Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Bridesmaids’ Skirts: Annelle Wells / Groom’s Suit: H.M Cole / Wedding Caterer: Tacos Originales de Jalisco / Wedding Cake: Flour and Flower Designs / Table and Chair Rentals: Pacific Party Rentals / DJ: Uncle of Bride, Bill Bollard / Videographer: Rique Carroll / Wedding Invitations: Bride and bridesmaid Mandi Nelson

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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 Handmade Texas Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Joyeuse Photography

If we could have crushes on weddings, this handmade Texas wedding would be written in bubble letters and surrounded by hearts on our binders. Joyeuse Photography sent over this wedding of Ryan and Carol, which is pretty much everything we lov. Ob.sessed. We love Carol’s words of advice, which encourage all brides to go after whatever your heart is truly drawn to for your wedding day!

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From the bride, Carol: Going into planning, I knew that I wanted our wedding to feel light, breezy, and unfussy. I’ve always loved all things vintage, but I didn’t want things to look too costume-y or feel like a movie set. So, my goal was to find the balance — a day that was fancy and outrageously celebratory while being laid-back and genuine at the same time.


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Anyone who was around for the planning process knows that I was terrible at choosing a theme or color. At the very beginning I think I narrowed it down to six colors (I know). That evolved to I don’t know, 17 or something. This blew the average Texan woman’s mind. Eventually I just started quoting Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias and saying “blush and bashful”! Seriously, though, I eventually just picked what I liked, even if it didn’t “go”. Don’t let the confines of a designated color scheme get you down ladies! As for DIY, my mother (who is awesome) and I made all the chalkboard signs, cut all the napkins and fabric squares for the tables, painted furniture, created yarn garlands, and made some rockin’ paper flowers. It was definitely a labor of love, and we had a lot of fun. I couldn’t have done it without her!

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anthropologie inspired texas wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? 1. Plan more for the marriage than the wedding. I’m happily married now and still look at wedding blogs all the time. (Is that okay?) I get that weddings come with so much anticipation. They are gorgeous and fun and I am the biggest fan, really. But a great wedding followed by a terrible marriage is pointless. Get to know each other, do premarital counseling, talk to a minister, or something. Cute decorations were important to me, but learning how to better love, communicate, and pray for my husband were vital.

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Vintage Handmade Texas Wedding // photo by Joyeuse

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2. Don’t be an originality snob. At the beginning of planning I kept saying that I wanted our wedding to be completely one-of-a-kind. If it had been done before, I didn’t want it. Not too long after that, I met a bride who was echoing my sentiment. It was so off-putting. I could tell that what she and I had in common was that we were refusing to do things we actually LOVED, all because someone else did it before us. So then and there I decided to stop being so dumb about copying things I liked. Are chalkboard signs the most trendy thing ever? Yes. Do I love them? Yes. So, I used them. Once I gave myself that freedom I was so much happier.

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3. About your send-off: choose it wisely. My parents had rice delicately showered (I assume) on them as they left their wedding 33 years ago. It was sweet and sentimental. Fast-forward to our wedding, and Ryan and I decide to do the same. I don’t know if our friends just have more developed arm muscles than theirs did, but I promise you that those grains of rice felt like shards of glass being pelted at us. Our send-off pictures are pretty much just a series of me trying to take cover under Ryan’s arm. They are hysterical. Moral of the story: stay away from rice unless you are tough. I am not.

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Wedding Music:
Grandmothers and Moms’ Processional: “Eyes,” Rogue Wave
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “Forget Me Not,” the Civil Wars
Bride’s Processional: “Orchard House,” the Little Women Soundtrack
Song During Prayer: “The Love of Christ is Rich and Free”
Recessional: “Flowers in the Window,” Travis
First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Ingrid Michaelson’s version
Father/Daughter Dance: “Daddy’s Little Girl,” The Mills Brothers
Last Dance: “Taking You With Me,” Mindy Smith and Daniel Tashian

Wedding Location: College Station, TX / Photographer: Joyeuse Photography / Florist: Post Oak Florist / Wedding Venue: Double Creek Crossing / Wedding Dress: BHLDN “Cascading Goddess Gown” / Capelet: BHLDN “First Light Capelet” / Wedding Shoes: Something Bleu via BHLDN / Belt: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie, Piper Lime, Kohl’s, Forever 21, and eBay / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Groom’s Shirt: Gap / Groom’s Shoes: Macy’s / DJ: Drew Allmon of RDM Audio / Musicians: Brian Durham and Ashley Gill / Cookies: Blue Baker / Petit Fours, Cupcakes and Cake Balls: Cake Junkie / Macarons: The Sweet Boutique / Chocolates: Truman Chocolates / Wedding Invitations: Mint and Honey Paper

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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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Vintage Time Travel Wedding Shoot

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This styled shoot from Jessica Christie Photography and Paisley Kay Event Design brings us the beauty and romance of the 1920s in the form of a young woman waiting for her love to return from war. Filled with touches of nostalgia and vintage clocks, there’s plenty to fall in love with here — and it doesn’t hurt that the groom looks a bit like Leonardo DiCaprio, no?

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From the photographer, Jessica Christie: This shoot took inspiration from a vintage, 1920s time traveling perspective for Jessica Christie Photography’s With Love Workshop for wedding photographers. The shoot shares the story of a young woman waiting for her love to return and how she hopes for time to stand still when he returns. “My love for you knows no limits. It is timeless, spaceless, formless, unshakable, and unbreakable.”

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Shoot Location: Boulder, CO / Photography and Concept: Jessica Christie Photography / Planner and Stylist: Paisley Kay Event Design / Event Venue: Creekside Tree Nursery / Florist: The Perfect Petal / Wedding Dress: Maggie Evans Design / Hair: Shelbie Borgman / Makeup: Lindsay Ambrosio / Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals / Reception Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Vintage Invites / Models: Katie Etcheverry and Alexej Halvorson

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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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Gold and Glam Wedding Ideas

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Today’s shoot from Springvine Design and Crystal Stokes Photography is just the kind of thing that sets our hearts racing: 1920s accents, touches of anemones, and a little bit of painting influence taken from the art nouveau movement. All of these details add up to a photoshoot chock full of dark dramatic romance, with just enough gold to keep it bright and modern:

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From the stylist, Springvine Design: Our style inspiration for the shoot was twofold: 1) Old Hollywood elegance & glam of the late 1920’s & 2) “The Kiss” – a painting by Gustav Klimt during the art nouveau movement which was characterized by his use of gold leaf & bold colors & of course, romance. We wanted to use these elements (and a hint of drama) to unveil a beautiful love story by this modern bride & groom.


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The bride wore the Claire Pettibone “Kristene” gown with a gorgeous heart shaped train– Her jewels were understated to start and became more glam as the shoot continued. Her makeup remained flawless with smoky eyes and a well-defined burgundy lip. She carried a lush bouquet filled with anemones of white, deep burgundy ranunculus and amaranthus, pink O’Hara and David Austin Patience roses, and foliage of dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. The groom was decked out in an all-black, tailored suit and was topped off with a touch of a white anemone himself.


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Our sweetheart table was adorned in a sultry, gold linen and topped with gold-rimmed china and stemware. The centerpieces of golden urns and mercury glass were filled with the same floral beauties that were included in the bride’s bouquet. The three-tiered cake mimicked the lace in the bride’s gown and was shot against a lit backdrop of golden and textured film. We focused on showcasing the mantle made of salvaged barn wood primarily and enhanced it with an installation of flowers handcrafted from gold and white papers, as well as pages from vintage books. Below the mantle, inside the fire pit, we mixed various sized candles, brass candlesticks, and mercury glass votives on top of stacked firewood to create the most romantic ambiance for our bride and groom.


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Shoot Location: Charlotte, NC / Photographer: Crystal Stokes Photography / Flowers and Event Design: Springvine Design / Event Venue: The Arbors Events / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone “Kristene” via J Majors Bridal / Accessories: Aubre’s Bridal / Hair: Simply Beautiful Artistry / Makeup: Erin Ashley Makeup / Wedding Cake: Sky’s the Limit / Rentals: Cooke’s Rentals / Vintage Rentals: Mason Dixon Rentals / Videographer: Isabel’s Corner

Paradise Cove Florida Wedding

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This is how I immediately picture my idea of a fun intimate wedding. No fuss, just pure style and energy beaming from the important people in your life. And if a beach wedding doesn’t already invoke that kind of laidback mood we all love, add in a VW Camper. Bam, fun beach wedding through and through. Dive in on these images by Raquel Sergio.

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From the bride, Loryn: I wanted a vintage/rustic wedding full of character and TLC. I would describe our day as vintage, classy, fun, full of love, homey, warm, and charming. I didn’t exactly have set colors. Just a neutral palette. Sage, pale yellow, champagnes, and creams. I added texture with patterned cloth hearts and touches of burlap.

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I went antique shopping to collect the vintage bottles and also cam across the suitcase which held the cards. We also found little gems like the pie plates and window where I hung some engagement pictures. I borrowed the antique typewriter from a family friend and created the poem the instructed guests to use as guest book and type messages which we will read on our anniversaries. My bridesmaid’s husband made the awesome sign that directed the guests to their unassigned seats.

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We cut out hearts out of pattern fabrics and hung with mini clothespins on twine and hung around the venue and on certain tables. The groom’s mother made us the xoxo burlap sign that hung from our sweetheart table. We had a fire pit at our venue so I thought what batter favor than some good ol s’mores! So I individually wrapped pieces of Hershey’s chocolates, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Then I made the labels of “I love him s’more” and “I love her s’more” and put them on the craft boxes.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice is to take it all in and enjoy EVERY moment. Both leading up to and the day of. It all seemed so stressful and overwhelming at times. But when it was over I missed it all. I want to do it all over again… with the same groom of course ;)

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Bridal Processional: “More than Life,” Whitley
Newlywed Entrance: “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Michael Jackson
First Dance: “This Year’s Love,” David Gray
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Wish You Love,” Dean Martin
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Last Dance: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison

Wedding Location: Orlando, FL / Photographer: Raquel Sergio / Wedding Venue: Paradise Cove / Wedding Planner: Kathleen Hawkins / Wedding Flowers: Crystal Peppin / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller via The Dressing Room / Wedding Shoes: Antonio Melani via Macy’s / Jewelry: Nadri / Hair and Makeup: Amy Raith / Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Wedding Caterer: Big City Catering / Desserts: Made by bride and bride’s mother / DJ: DJ MJ of Junction 88 / Transportation: Florida VW Rentals

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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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