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Sunny Palm Springs Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

I love fall as much as the next girl (actually maybe even more), but I will never turn down the chance to share some bright, funky, sunny wedding inspiration no matter the time of year. Madison Short Photography, Pop the Cork Designs, and Crimson and Clover Designs put together this brilliant shoot inspired by all things Palm Springs, which means lots of color, tropical elements, and a huge dose of FUN!

sunny Palm Springs wedding inspiration - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

From the event planner, Pop the Cork Designs:
The inspiration for this styled shoot was flamingos, pineapples, and all things Palm Springs! Crimson and Clover provided colorful florals, with mini pineapples scattered all throughout! There were also flamingos in many of the details, from the drink stirrers from Jenna And Jules Designs, to the cake from Buttercream Bakeshop, and even a giant flamingo balloon from Shop Studio Pep! One of my personal favorite parts of the shoot was the dress from Jacklynn Bridal. The unique 2-piece dress, combined with the gorgeous beaded sleeves and high-neckline really added to the uniqueness of this editorial! Jenna from Pop The Cork Designs styled all the details and really made everything come together!

colorful wedding invitation suite - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

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tropical inspired drink stirrers - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

tropical inspired drink stirrers - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

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fuchsia bouquet - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

tropical inspired wedding table - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

tropical tablescape - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

flamingo table number - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

tropical place setting - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

lace wedding dress detail - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

bright wedding flowers - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

tropical tablescape - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

retro wedding ideas - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

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tropical inspired wedding cake - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

wedding balloons - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Madison Short Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sunny-palm-springs-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Madison Short Photography

Event Planning

Pop the Cork Designs

Floral Design

Crimson and Clover Designs

Wedding Dress

Jacklynn Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Beyond Brides

Wedding Cake

Buttercream Bake Shop

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Picnic Pops

Drink Stirrers

Jenn and Jules Designs

Paper Suite and Backdrop

Splotch and Line

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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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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.

organic wedding ideas // photo by Bonnie Sen via ruffledblog.com

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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unique reception cocktails // photo by Bonnie Sen via ruffledblog.com

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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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organic wedding ideas // photo by Bonnie Sen via ruffledblog.com

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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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Fine Day Press

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

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Botanical Bloom Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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ALH Photography

Vibrant and vintage tea party meets Spring blooms in the park, this botanical bloom wedding inspiration styled by Kelly Harrison of The Wedding Rabbit with photographs by ALH Photography is just that. Shana Stewart of Sassy Snapdragon Florals put together amazing arrangements full of bright pinks with pops of yellow. So fresh. So romantic.


Botanical Bloom Wedding Inspiration

From the photographer, Ashleigh: Based around the beautiful real love of this gorgeous couple, Nick and Krystle, a team of talented vendors fabricated a botanical wedding inspiration shoot. We based much of the theme around delicate vintage tea saucers, and spring blooms, but incorporated touches of metallic, like DIY mercury vases, to keep it from getting too girly.


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The shoot centered around the short and swift bloom of the Cherry Blossom Festival at Washington DC’s Tidal Basin. To echo the blooms, we created simple invitations with a vintage botanical print that we carried through different parts of the day. Hand cut kraft envelopes were lined with the print and easy DIY string tie RSVP envelopes were stamped with retro botanical postage. Both envelopes had a quick metallic spray paint stencil applied for an added pop. We made floral ice cubes to keep cocktails cool by boiling distilled water and layering it with edible flowers. Tea bag shaped escort cards fluttered in the breeze, printed on vellum to allow the sunshine to show through. The bride wore a vintage dress to echo her art deco ring, and various vintage headpieces.


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Location: DC Tidal Basin / Photographer: ALH Photography / Event Planning and Styling: Kelly Harrison of The Wedding Rabbit / Make-up: Ashlyn Landrum of Transformations Artistry / Florist: Shana Stewart of Sassy Snapdragon Florals / Wedding Dress: Halcyon Vintage / Hairpieces: Bygones Vintage / Earrings: Amano Trading

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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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Weekly Wrap Up + Washington D.C. Local Guide!

Local Guide, Weekly Wrap Ups

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It’s Friday, and we couldn’t be any happier over here at Ruffled headquarters! We’re celebrating the weekend with a little spotlight on our Blue Label vendors from Washington, DC — and how better to celebrate than to share some images from the wonderful Adam Barnes Photography? All wedding professionals mentioned here love to travel, so keep an eye out!

Bliss Weddings & Events
With Lov3 by Emme Wynn

Above images by Adam Barnes; see his features on Ruffled here

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers Ltd.
Lillyput Lane Designs
Julie Renee Photography

If you are a vendor and would like to be considered in our vendor guide, please click HERE to apply. If you would like to recommend additional local resources to this list, please email us. We’d love to hear from you!

Love vs Design just launched a new collection save-the-dates, this time you can upload your own photos! Love the ones above in collaboration with Max Wanger. Check out the rest over here.

In case you missed any features from this week…

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Sweet vow renewal at dusk
Sapphire engagement rings from EraGem
DIY teacup planter favors
Cherry Valley peach wedding
Rock N Roll Smog Shoppe wedding
Beauty and the Beast wedding inspiration
Rock Quarry wedding inspiration shoot
Cairnwood Estate wedding
Whimsical Marvimon House wedding

This week, in Recycle Your Wedding

Five round ivory tablecloths
Here Comes the Bride” sign
20 lace doilies
Set of 300 vintage plates
Large gold picture frame
Wooden “Lawn Games” sign
Birdcage bridal veil
71 handmade lace chair covers

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Bohemian Summer Inspiration

Wedding Design

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We’re supremely excited to share this particular inspiration shoot with you all! Inspired by a bohemian bride in a summer camp setting, Megan and her team of Events In The City crafted this lovely scene with the help of Holly Chapple‘s amazing flowers + props and Amelia Johnson‘s always incredible images. Prepare yourself to start swooning over their color palette of rich teals, reds, and yellows:

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From the event stylist, Megan of Events In The City: Meet Seneca — she is your all American beauty with a love and respect for the memories of her childhood and path that led her to her soon to be husband! Seneca and Tristan met many Summers ago at camp. After their engagement had been announced there was no other place they could image taking their vows then the very place that had sparked their romance. Wanting to combine some of the more contemporary ideas with the character of camp they created a fun, whimsical, and enchanting evening.


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Their table design was filled with organic and home grown touches, from yarn spun napkin holders, locally grown wildflowers, and twig shaped flatware.


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What says camp out better then Acoustic guitar sing alongs, S’mores and Ice Cream! Each guest was encouraged to gather together to find heir seats by the gentle strums of familiar melodies. Individual s’mores parting gifts were disguised as bindles. A combination of Norman Rockwell’s The Runaway & Ice Cream Drips. These Americana treats are sure to provide each guest longing for the sweet smell of Summer as they leave.


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Shoot Location: Washington, DC / Event Design & Styling, Tassels, and Headbands: Events In The City / Venue: Weather Lea Farm / Wedding Photographer: Amelia Johnson / Paper Goods: Paper Zest / Wedding Flowers: Holly Chapple Flowers / Wedding Dress: Twinkle by Wenlan from Loehmann’s / Hair and Makeup: Claudine Fay / Rentals: DC Rental / Tee Pee: House in Habit / Bridesmaids Dresses, Throw Pillows, Bath Rug, and Table Items: Anthropologie / Vintage Sugar Sack, Berry Picker, Ice Cream Tub: The Cottage / Antique Handkerchief Favors: Studio DIY

Carnival-Themed DC Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Happiest of Wedding Wednesdays to you! This vintage carnival wedding is hot off the presses, brought to us by the lovely ladies of Amber Karson Events. Sarah and Joe chose an old amusement park right outside of Washington DC for their wedding, which included old carnival games and swing dance lessons for guests. Shall we begin?

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From Amber Karson Events: Sarah and Joe were married at Dahlgren Chapel on the Georgetown Campus followed by a reception in an old Bumper Car Pavilion at historic Glen Echo Park. Sarah and Joe love to swing dance and often visit the park on Friday nights to dance. It was a perfect choice for their wedding reception. For the bar, ared & white striped tent placed in the corner of the Bumper Car Pavilion served as our festive bar for the evening. A vintage cash register served as a holder for cocktail napkins & straws atop the bar. For the Carnival Alley, guests mingled around the Pavilion and had fun playing a few favorite carnival games including Win A Goldfish, Ring Toss, and Tic Tac Toe. We loved the vintage looking signage made by Gourmet Invitations for each carnival game.

Wedding vendors (Washington, DC):

Ceremony venue: Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University / Reception venue: Glen Echo Park / Wedding Planning & Event Design: Amber Karson Events / Wedding photographer: Sam Hughes Photography / Flowers: Elegance & Simplicity / Catering: Main Event Caterers / Dessert: Georgetown Cupcakes / Videographer: Hello Super 8 / Invitations & Paper Goods: Gourmet Invitations / Band: Dr. Zoot / Balloon Artist: Balloon Affairs of Frederick / Tent & Carnival Games: Talk of the Town / Photobooth: Majestic Photobooth / Bride’s dress: Hannelore’s / Bridemaid’s Dresses: Aria / Hair: Hair by Jewels / Make-Up: Kiki D’talien / Transportation: Chariots for Hire

Gourmet Invitations is part of Blue Label, our handy dandy local vendor guide.

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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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City Chic Washington D.C Wedding

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Today we’re all about Washington DC, as you can see! This totally glam, chic DC wedding has me drooling over their black and white affair at the drop dead gorgeous DAR Building. It’s the perfect setting for a ballroom wedding with lots of amazing architectural details both indoors and out. Much to our surprise, this wedding was completely DIY! The champagne satin taffeta pomanders were handmade by Michelle’s mother & her crafty friends, and her father (a retired industrial arts teacher) made the table numbers using wrought iron numbers she bought at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl flea market. See all images from this wedding in the gallery!


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DAR Building. It’s the perfect setting for a ballroom wedding with lots of amazing architectural details both indoors and out. Much to our surprise, this wedding was completely DIY! The champagne satin taffeta pomanders were handmade by Michelle’s mother & her crafty friends, and her father (a retired industrial arts teacher) made the table numbers using wrought iron numbers she bought at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl flea market. View all images from this wedding in the gallery!

Wedding Vendors + Venue (Washington D.C):

Ceremony Venue: Churchill Hotel / Reception Venue: DAR Building / Photographer: Adam Barnes Photo / Ceremony musician: Belle Souer Styles / Caterer: Catering by Windows / Floral Designer: Da Vincis Florist / Dress Designer: Blue by Enzoani / DJ: Derek Romanoff / Makeup Artist: Kelley Woods / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: J. Crew (purchased on eBay!) / Purse: vintage Whiting & Davis purchased at the Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Joseph A. Bank, Zara / Officiant: Jeremy Absher / Veils and headpieces: Zooey Catherine on Etsy, Feathers and Frills on Etsy

Adam Barnes Photo is a member of Blue Label.

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Coco Red Events

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

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

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

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

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Washington D.C Courthouse Wedding

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By now you probably know how much we love sharing intimate courthouse weddings. Don’t get us wrong, we also gush over every perfectly planned weddings down to the littlest details, but there is something special about courthouse weddings. It’s all about what matters with any wedding day: you and your honey, celebrating with your close family and friends. Mariella and Sean’s did not want anything formal or traditional but wanted their friends and family involved so they had guests come from as far as Peru to the Washington DC area to celebrate their wedding day. They got married during the week on a gorgeous sunny afternoon at the Washington D.C Courthouse. Afterwards, they celebrated with close friends and family at their home. Thank you Gabe Aceves for sharing!

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Wedding Vendors (Washington D.C):

Photography: Gabe Aceves / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hairpiece + Boutonnieres: Etsy / Rings: Tiffany

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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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1940’s Vintage Glam Wedding

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One part glamour and one part rock and roll, this adorable couple worked their style for their wedding portraits with photographer Gabe Aceves. Her hair and that amazing veil are so perfect for the overall look of the wedding that when combined with that dress and fur stole, are a total vintage home run!

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From the glamorous bride. Really I had an image in my mind of what I wanted my wedding to look like (which can be dangerous and usually leads to disappointment, lol). The way it all came together, though, was effortless. It all just fit.

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We wanted something fairly small, informal, and fun! We really wanted our wedding to be a big party, which is exactly what it ended up being. We have a love for tattoos, rock music, and the glamour of the 1940’s and it all came together to look exactly how I saw it in my head, if not better!

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Wedding Vendors (Arlington, VA and Washington, DC):
Ceremony Venue: St. Agnes Catholic Church / Reception Venue: F. Scotts Art Deco Bar / Photographer: Gabe Aceves / Wedding Dress: Galina Signature from David’s Bridal / Veil: Unique Vintage / Earrings: Evolve Body Jewelry / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Ralph Lauren / Hair: Dana Nelson of Jouvence Aveda / Catering: F. Scotts

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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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Butterfly Bridal Shower

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Amber and Emily of Amber Karson Events recently designed this darling butterfly themed bridal shower with a rustic flair. The maid of honor picked the venue and let the talented ladies of Amber Karson Events do the rest. I am loving the intimate feel of the room and the oh-so-adorable butterfly adorned favors! Check out the wonderful shots below from Abby Jiu Photography. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

From Amber and Emily: To kick off the rustic charm of the event, custom invitations were sent to each guest using colors of moss green and wrapped with twine. We wanted to create a romantic feel to enhance the natural elements such as stone and wood the Harvest Room provides. An array of branches with clusters of flowers and hanging butterflies was the focal point for the long farm style table where guests enjoyed mimosas and Sunday Brunch. Using leftover burlap and twine, we created small favors adorned with a butterfly for each guest.

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Bridal Shower Vendors (Washington, DC):

Design: Amber Karson Events/ Photography: Abby Jiu Photography/ Venue: The Harvest Room at Farmers and Fishers

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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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Sweet Garden Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

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Amy and Warren’s wedding, captured by Amy’s dear friend Meg of Meg Ruth Photography, is the definition of DIY. Along with friends and family, they created almost every detail of their wedding. They put a focus on fun providing a photo booth with props like feather masks and moustache sticks, and lawn games like croquet for their guests. There was even an impromptu interpretive dance party to an REO Speedwagon song! Let the good times roll!

From the bride, Amy:

Warren and I are both graduate students so we had limited funds for our wedding—but we did not want to sacrifice style or fun. Our budget turned out to be a huge blessing: we began to think of our wedding as less of a Wedding, and more like a big costume party for everyone we loved. This meant that no one cared that the cakes were still on their plastic trays from Costco, or that the metal chairs did not match the white tablecloths, or that any number of aesthetic crimes (to my micro-manager’s eye) existed because Warren and I were in love, and everyone was there to celebrate this love.

We wanted a vintagey, whimsical, garden party that involved whales, our motto (“True Love Wins”), and cheerful colors–a mighty tall order. So we milked every connection we had. For instance, I designed the invitations myself and letterpressed them with a friend.

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Deciding upon our ceremony and reception locations was the simplest part of the planning. Warren and I met in Washington, D.C. a few years ago so most of our friends are there; it’s also a central place for family and out-of-towners to fly into. We were married in the LDS Washington, D.C. Temple and held our garden party reception on the lawns of the LDS Mount Vernon Chapel, which overlooked the Potomac River, a few miles away from Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Planning also became an exercise in self education. Instead of studying, I watched YouTube videos and learned how to arrange flowers; how to make bouquets, boutonnieres, and bunting; I even learned how to do my own makeup–quite the feat for a Lipgloss Only girl like me!

Warren’s grandmother (and several thrift stores) gave us a beautiful collection of antique vases to use as our centerpieces. We gussied up with burlap, lace, and ribbon.

I initially bought a lovely beaded flapper dress to wear at our reception, but then I hit serious wedding dress woe and upgraded it to The Wedding Dress. It cost two hundred bucks but—cheesy as this sounds—made me feel like a million. I paired it with shoes from the sale rack at Target, a little shrug, and a giant silk flower that I found beneath some scarves at Dillard’s.

Though I loved how my outfit came together, the most special part of it was my jewelry. My mother died when I was young, so my engagement ring is made from one of her settings—one that she used to wear everyday. It felt like my mother was holding my hand throughout the ordeal of planning an out of state wedding—and I love that she is always with me in such a special way. Warren’s mother and father gave me the gold pendant necklace, which is a traditional bridal gift in the Middle East, where they live. Warren and I bought my earrings when we were in Lisbon, Portugal last spring, a few days after he first told me that he loved me.I initially bought a lovely beaded flapper dress to wear at our reception, but then I hit serious wedding dress woe and upgraded it to The Wedding Dress. It cost two hundred bucks but—cheesy as this sounds—made me feel like a million. I paired it with shoes from the sale rack at Target, a little shrug, and a giant silk flower that I found beneath some scarves at Dillard’s.


I’ll be honest: planning a DIY wedding within our budget was a major headache—I had so many meltdowns, I stopped counting. To get everything done, we acquired a motto that served us well: Make a decision and stick with it. With so many gorgeous wedding blogs to look at, this was harder than it looked. But by the time it rolled around, I was not only on board with crazy projects like arranging all of the flowers, but pumped. If you’re going to plan something this big, you might as well come away with a few skills, right? But there were other parts that reminded me how much creativity and whimsy are a part of me, and my relationship with Warren. Having spent the last year in a long distance relationship, we learned just how important these traits, paired with patience and love, were. Plus, watching all of our hard work come together so beautifully, and spending a weekend with everyone we love, makes me wish that I could do it all over again…almost!

Meg Meg Ruth Photography is based out of Las Vegas, but is available to travel. To see more from this wedding, to check out her blog!

Wedding Vendors (Washington, D.C.):

Photographer: Meg Ruth Photography/ Ceremony Venue: Washington, D.C. LDS Temple/ Reception Venue: LDS Mount Vernon Chapel/ Flowers: By Bride and Maid of Honor, purchased from Safeway, Giant and Harris Teeter/ Invitations: By Bride and friend/ DJ: DIY with iTunes/ Caterer: Jaleo/Desserts: Costco and Safeway/ Beverages: Trader Joes/ Tent and Dancefloor: Royal Events Planning

First Anniversary Shoot

Real Weddings

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I love the idea of a post wedding day shoot. This couple got married last April and contacted the talented Leo Patrone to take some portraits of just the two of them in full wedding attire to celebrate their first year anniversary. They couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful time of year in Washington DC to do it! The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and the scenery is so dreamy! The bride wore a drool worthy vintage wedding dress and lace veil she bought in London. Big thanks to Leo Patrone for sending this gorgeous session over.

So many gorgeous images to swoon over…

cherry blossoms spring bridal day after session Washington DC
cherry blossoms spring bridal day after session Washington DC
cherry blossoms spring bridal day after session Washington DC

From the bride:
About the dress: the underlay is a cotton-silk fabric that I found at MacCulloch & Wallis, a haberdashery store in London that appears just as it did in the nineteenth century. The overlay is a guipure lace that I found after many visits to London haberdashery shops. It was made in Italy and patterned after a 300-year-old Swiss lace. I made basic designs for the dress, which my dressmaker, Jana Hill-Dyble of London, carried through to the final product.

I found the beaded handbag at Church Street Antique Market in London. The veil is Victorian and handmade, and I found this at Portobello Market, also in London.

Leo Patrone is a Destination Wedding Photographer and loves to travel worldwide. Check out his blog and website for more info.

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