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Garden Pacific Northwest Wedding

Romantic Weddings

As if we don’t dish out enough, here is some beautiful wedding eye-candy from the astounding lens of Amanda K Photography. Taylor and Mike’s nuptials in Seattle focused heavily on the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, while also incorporating natural and earthy tones you can’t ever go wrong with. Stacy Anderson Design kept the blooms elegant in tone and style and Alexis Marie Events wrangled all of the fine details of the day to make sure that even in a rainstorm typical for the northwest, everything was still a vision to behold.

grooms in navy suits - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

From the bride, Taylor: My vision was sort of a mish mash of a few different themes: A garden wedding, with the feeling of a seaside affair while paying tribute to the Pacific Northwest. With guests coming from all over the country, we wanted them to really have a great time. I wanted lots of lush greenery and ferns, soft natural tones, lush florals, and elements like sun bleached mussel shells strewn on the dining tables and a raw oyster station to bring in the ocean. I was aiming for elegant, earthy and personalized.

orange and gray weddings - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

bridal bouquets - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

bridal updos - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

outdoor ceremony - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

groom's styles - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

groom's reaction - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

Seattle wedding photographers - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding dresses - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

I also wanted a huge emphasis on photographs. We made a large display table inside with dozens of framed family photos, ranging from antique portraits of my grandmother’s wedding day to photos of our parents as kids, and everything in between. We had a few baby and family photo albums on display, and then I got tons of loose prints made as well. My aim was for every guest at the wedding to be able to find themselves in a photograph somewhere – loose prints we strewn onto the coffee tables and high tops for people to be able to thumb through during cocktail hour. We also had a photo booth for some fun candids, and our guestbook was our trusty little Fuji film Polaroid camera.

wedding ceremony candles - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

natural wedding colors - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding table names - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

place settings - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

We didn’t have a ton of DIY elements, but we had tons of personalized elements throughout the day. What we did create was the escort card display, where I pasted cards into a vintage window we bought. My talented cousin created sketches that we used in lieu of table numbers, highlighting all the different locations that Mike and I have lived or hold dear to us. It was a really wonderful way to incorporate all the traveling and moving we have done, while simultaneously including our guests who had come in from or also cherish all those various locations. We also chose coffee as our favors (Seattle, duh!), but chose the brand based on its name, Herkimer coffee – Herkimer is a county in rural upstate NY, and between my family’s vacation home up there and Mike’s family being from Rochester NY, everyone instantly recognized the coincidence in the name and loved it! We had stamps made by my friend Allison, using the calligraphy that Libby designed for us, and stamped all the coffee with our “logo”. Also, my brother graciously made a customized corn hole set for us by hand! We also created cards for each guest’s seat, thanking them for joining us and reminding them how much it meant to us.

seating charts - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

guest books - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

bridesmaids dresses - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

Along with the dozens of photographs that we brought, we also brought about half of our home to be used as decor! The rug we stood on during our ceremony was my grandmother’s; Mike was wearing his grandfather’s tie clip; we brought a vintage globe and old wooden soda crate for the guest book display; lots of brass candlesticks and trays to place around the venue; my brother played guitar as I walked down the aisle with my dad, and the song he played was “Here Comes the Sun”, which was my parents’ recessional song at their own wedding; instead of a reading or poem during the ceremony, we had Mike’s mom prepare some thoughts on love and marriage, which she shared and moved everyone; instead of a stranger, we had Mike’s brother-in-law marry us; we brought in the ferns to adorn the aisle, and the coffee favors sat on my grandmother’s old tray table.

wedding table setup - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

thank you messages - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If things don’t go the way you planned, don’t sweat it! You’re the only two (and your planner) who know that it didn’t go “your way” – your guests won’t ever know! Some things, big or small, are bound to go wrong.

simple wedding cakes - photo by Amanda K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/garden-pacific-northwest-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amanda K Photography

Event and Floral Design

Stacy Anderson Design

Day-of Coordination

Alexis Marie Events

Venue

The Robinswood House

Wedding Dress

Nicole Miller

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Bridal Boutique

The Dress Theory

Hair and Bridal Party Makeup

Off White Beauty

Bride's Makeup

Bride

Catering

Twelve Baskets Catering

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Honey Crumb Studio

DJ

Kris McCoskery

Table Number Drawings

A. Towne Design

Calligraphy and Signage

Libby Tipton

Daily Pick

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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Pacific Northwest Garden Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Picture a sweet English garden with the most picturesque setting. Now that you have that imagery, throw in B. Jones Photography to take some amazing photos of a beautiful styled shoot courtesy of Bella Fiori and what do you have? Wedding inspiration for days on end. We can’t stop checking this shoot out; from the dainty lavender-hued florals, to the classic paper goods that fit right in, and the stunning ball gown with embroidered butterflies. This shoot is such a fairytale come to life!

Pacific Northwest Garden Wedding Inspiration - photo by B. Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/pacific-northwest-garden-wedding-inspiration

From the stylist and floral designer, Alicia of Bella Fiori: Bella Luna Farms is the epitome of Pacific Northwest beauty and every botany lover’s dream come true. The unique European-inspired Grape House is perfectly tucked away for an intimate reception, nestled in the center of 12 acres of landscaped gardens. It was these lush and textured surroundings that inspired our design.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

B. Jones Photography

Event Styling and Floral Design

Bella Fiori

Venue

Bella Luna Farms

Wedding Dress

Mea Marie Bridal Atelier

Hair and Makeup

Posh Styling

Cookies

Flour Dusted Countertops

Rentals

Snohomish Rental Company

Wedding Invitations

Idea Chic

Daily Pick

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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Seattle Summer Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

To kick off summer in high style, Catie Coyle Photography and Paper Hearts + Co. got together on a creative playdate as wedding pros and came up with this shoot that is nothing short of happy. Bringing in city elements from their native downtown Seattle and bright pops of citrus hues, we’re already feeling like throwing a summer party this weekend!

weddings in Seattle - photo by Catie Coyle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-summer-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Catie Coyle Photography: I worked with Erica from Paper Hearts + Co. on this lovely styled wedding. We wanted to combine our love of urban weddings with the upcoming arrival of summer and put together this downtown Seattle styled wedding, with fresh pops of color, succulents and stunning flower arrangements.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Catie Coyle Photography

Event Planner, Designer, and Floral Designer

Paper Hearts + Co.

Venue

The Studio

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Hair and Makeup

Beehive Salon

Wedding Cake

Pastel Cakes Bakery

Rentals

Vintage Ambiance, Pedersen's Rentals

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

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

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Wallpaper and Watercolor Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

In today’s inspiration shoot, we’re taking a willing dive deep into some romantic wedding ideas combined with beautiful vintage prints and accents. B. Jones Photography was one of the creatives behind this ultra-feminine shoot and it was nothing short of fun ideas, interesting concepts, and a delightful color palette. Drawing inspiration from vintage wallpaper and the latest watercolor trend making splashes in the wedding world, this shoot went above and beyond to show us a side of vintage and florals that calls back to a time of daintiness, softness, and elegance.

pink wedding ideas - photo by B. Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/wallpaper-and-watercolor-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, B. Jones Photography: The idea behind our romantic watercolor shoot was to combine the beauty found in the imperfect. We’ve been loving the incomplete edges found in classic watercolor paintings, as well as the comeback that vintage wallpaper has been making in interior design. With inspiration from both design stances, you will find a wooden backdrop styling a gorgeous wallpaper and overgrown florals, as well as peach and olive green watercolor accents across the tablescape, cakes, and invitation suite. This look is for the bride who wants to add vintage touches to her wedding while maintaining a very classic look.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

B. Jones Photography

Event Planner, Designer, and Floral Designer

AlexisMarie Events

Venue

Private Residence

Wedding Dress

Laineemeg

Jewelry

Greenlake Jeweler

Hair and Makeup

Melissa Korn

Catering

Ravishing Radish

Cake

Stone Layne

Rentals

Vintage Ambiance, CORT Party Rentals

Favors and Bridesmaids Gifts

World Market

Ribbon

Of the Earth

Wedding Paper Goods and Calligraphy

Libby Tipton

Model

Samantha McFarlen

Daily Pick

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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Walla Walla Vineyard Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Who can resist Italy and all of its beauty and glamour? We definitely can’t and it’s no surprise that Jamie and Chris couldn’t either. So when they were planning their nuptials, what better way to bring Italy to their wedding than a gorgeous vineyard fête? It’s full of epic views, stunning wedding design by Without A Hitch Weddings, lush greenery by Amoré Floral, great eats; and it was all captured through the lens of Ryan Flynn Photography. So simple and elegant, we easily fell in love with this wedding.

short sleeve wedding dresses photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/walla-walla-vineyard-wedding

From the photographer, Ryan Flynn PhotographyJamie & Chris had a weekend long celebration with their closest family and friends in Walla Walla – Washington’s wine country, at Va Piano Winery. They wanted their guests to have an Italian-inspired experience of dining al fresco amongst the vineyards – which they pulled off masterfully. We were greeted by an amazing summer sunset for portraits, the guests danced the night away and sent the couple off with a sparkler exit. Jamie wore a beautiful Watters wedding dress that really fit the vibe of her elegant and relaxed day.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ryan Flynn Photography

Wedding Coordinator

Without a Hitch Weddings Walla Walla

Floral Designer

Amoré Floral

Venue

Va Piano Vineyards

Wedding Dress

Watters

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Bridal Boutique

Bisou Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Sorrida Salon

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Rent the Runway

Groom's Attire

Vera Wang

Groomsmen's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering, Wedding Cake, and Desserts

Olive Marketplace and Cafe

Band

Designband

Rentals

Grand Event Rentals

Transportation

A&A Motorcoach

Wedding Invitations

Anna Koeppler

Videography

Bogle Productions

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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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Seattle Mid-Century Modern Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Carina Skrobecki

A mid-century modern wedding in Seattle inspired by Palm Springs? Heck yes. Rachel and David’s wedding day is everything we could hope to see and more, with some retro glam and plenty of gorgeous floral design and fun. Thanks to Carina Skrobecki, Perfectly Posh Events, and Butter & Bloom for pulling everything together so beautifully!

Seattle mid-century modern wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

From the event designer, Perfectly Posh Events: Rachel & David were inspired by Mid-Century Modern designs, Palm Springs, cocktails and Mad Men. Holly with Perfectly Posh Events spent a year with the bride Rachel, her mother, Rachel with Butter & Bloom and Beckie with Vintage Ambiance collecting and thrifting mid-century modern pieces to use in their wedding décor. For the ceremony, we constructed a “breeze-way” backdrop and hung vintage lights over the aisle to create a romantic glow. The reception centerpieces were an eclectic mix of classic table lamps and cocktail vignettes with whimsical flower touches. For dessert, guests enjoyed mini pineapple upside down cakes baked by Butter & Bloom. The bride and groom are WSU alumni, so it was only fitting that they treat their guests to WSU Grabber Ice Cream Sandwiches from as the late night snack to conclude the evening!

wedding shoes - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

pink and yellow bouquet - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

mid century inspired mirror - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

unique ceremony lighting - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

bouquet charms - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

seating chart - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

drink display - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

mid century modern wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

gold table number - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

tablescapes with lamps - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

gold and white wedding cake - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-mid-century-modern-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Carina Skrobecki

Event Planning and Design

Perfectly Posh Events

Floral Design

Butter & Bloom

Venue

The Foundry

Hair and Makeup

Urbanista Hair & Makeup

Catering

Herban Feast

Dessert

Butter & Bloom

Rentals

Vintage Ambiance

Paper Goods

Song Bird Paperie

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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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Eclectic Washington Coast Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

You know you can’t go wrong on your wedding day when your theme is love. Ashton and Josh made their wedding day a true celebration of their love for each other, incorporating bits of their past and future together into the wedding decor. Terra Lange Photography did a lovely job capturing everything for the couple!

eclectic Washington coast wedding - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

From the bride, Ashton: “We’re going to tell our kids we got married in a trailer park?” “Chyea! It’s totally us!” I said. “An extremely beautiful moment against an extremely funky backdrop.” This is the conversation I had with my husband when searching for a venue. A legitimate question he asked, but he quickly realized the potential. We looked at the obligatory vineyard and it just didn’t fit our style. Sou’wester was the perfect setting for our “South by Northwest Wedding”. I just made this theme up, but seriously… we had no particular theme. Love was our “theme”. I usually need to have a theme or a concept that drives the whole thing, but there were essentially just bits and pieces of our past, present, and future together.

mismatched bridesmaid dresses - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

groomsmen portrait - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

doily backdrop - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

I am from New Orleans so we had a lot of Mardi Gras in the mix. The party favors were Mardi Gras cups with beads, Tabasco sauce, and a praline (everything was actually sourced from New Orleans). The bridesmaids’ dress colors were deep hues of purple, green, and gold. Floral was very subtle pops of purple and gold accents amongst a plethora of rich green foliage. There were a few other Mardi Gras touches, but we also had a huge emphasis on food and beverage without going “southern”.

wedding ceremony - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

bride during ceremony - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

white and green bouquet - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

beach wedding protrait - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

wine bottle table number - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

Josh and I love good food. We also love to eat good food with great people. We had our dinners and cake procured by past Genoa employees. Rehearsal dinner included, among many other amazing dishes, a vegetable-seafood terrine and a leg of lamb with polenta while the reception was a rendition of Broder’s menu; a smorgasbord if you will. We collected champagne and wine over the course of a year as we saw labels we loved on sale. ie: Cameron Winery. Our kegs were hand picked by a good friend who works in the restaurant industry. They were Veltins Pilsner, Double Mountain Kolsch, and Goodlife Sweet As! Pacific Ale. The planning was all Josh and myself. We hold positions in the food and design industry so we were pretty confident with the project management of our own wedding. I space planned the table layouts and coordinated with a number of vendors including floral. Josh made sure we had the right food paired with the right wine or beer. We came together on things such as rentals, lighting, and a number of other tasks. As I said our theme was “Love” showcasing our past, present, and future together. We were surround by our amazing family and friends that we have known for quite some time. We celebrated fantastic food, beverage, and floral specific to the season. Furthermore, we will forever reminisce about the amazing and unforgettable weekend we had with the friends and family we have and the friends and family we will make.

Ruffled - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

amber bottle centerpiece - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

wedding cake with fruit - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Terra Lange Photography http://ruffledblog.com/eclectic-washington-coast-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Street Hassle,” Lou Reed (modified version)
Recessional: “Kyoto’s House,” Philip Glass
First Dance: “Strangers,” The Kinks

From the photographer, Terra Lange Photography: Ashton and Joshua chose the Sou’wester Lodge and Cabins in Seaview Washington as the location for their very eclectic wedding. It was selected due to It’s unique charm, which reflected the couple’s style and their relationship. The light hearted wedding theme was “South by Northwest” as Ashton is from New Orleans, and Joshua is from Idaho, but the two fell in love in the city where they currently live, Portland, Oregon.?The ceremony was held in a DIY tent of doily stings set under a few tall trees. Guests threw rose petals from constructed book-page cones as the newlyweds victory marched down the isle. The reception tables were all New Orleans style with Mardi Gras cups and beads, Leah’s original Louisiana hot sauce, and a praline. All the wine and champagne were hand picked over the course of a year by the bride and groom themselves, and the kegs were chosen on a recommendation of a good friend in the restaurant industry: Veltins Pilsner, Double Mountain Kolsch, and Goodlife Sweet As! Pacific Ale. The planning was entirely Ashton and Joshua and was very successful with career backgrounds in food and design. They wanted the strongest theme of the day to simply be “love”, showcasing their past, present, and future together.

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Kate Preftakes Photography

Kate Preftakes is a fine art wedding photographer in the New England region and available for travel worldwide. Her approach is soft and organic, and she shoots with a combination of editorial and fine art portraiture. Kate loves creating true photos that are filled with emotion and light. She uses a combination of film and digital, drawn to the soft look that it creates. She has her degree in fine art and uses that background to narrate stories in a beautiful way. The soft touch of a hand on a back, the look in her eye when she first sees him, the way her dress falls when he spins her around. These are the moments that make each wedding day special and inspire Kate to document in a timeless way. The details tell the story and Kate loves to capture them in the most romantic fashion. Kate is based out of New England and available for travel.

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Fairytale Cottage Wedding at Craven Farm

Romantic Weddings

Today’s wedding is the perfect depiction of a fairy tale wedding come true. Bride Alyssa wanted her wedding to be a reflection of every girl’s dream wedding growing up, but with a grownup approach — or, as she says, “like Cinderella’s Ball, but at the cottage instead of the castle.” Lora Grady Photography, Kaleb Norman James, and Dancing Fox Weddings and Events did exquisite work bringing this vision to life!

fairytale cottage wedding at Craven Farm - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

From the bride, Alyssa: From the very beginning stages of planning I knew I wanted our wedding to feel like a fairytale. I wanted it to be exactly how every little girl pictures her wedding when she grows up, but with the adult class and romance. I wanted the décor to represent an enchanted forest or garden. We had a lot of beautiful greenery throughout the venue and in the florals, and there were all shades of pink represented in the flowers which were mostly roses. I wanted the day to feel just magical, romantic, and warm, and like an escape from everyday life into a celebration of our love story in a picturesque setting. Although our venue, being a farm, feels rustic and most weddings held there go with the country feel, I wanted ours to bring elegance inside the barn walls. I told our florist “Like Cinderella’s Ball, but at the cottage instead of the castle.”

wedding rings - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

soft pink bouquet - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

kraft paper calligraphy - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

romantic bouquet - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

Ruffled - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

bridesmaids in blush pink - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

fairy tale wedding - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

Our color scheme was multiple shades of pink, with accents of pale/sky blue and gold. The theme was cottage fairytale, I am a big Disney fan if you can’t tell already (Miguel proposed in front of the castle at Disneyland!) but I wanted to eliminate anything “cheesy” or childish and add elements that would portray that whole vibe but still be very elegant and timeless. I designed our logo and printed it on stickers for the top of the 2oz jars of honey butter for the favors. The groom is a former chef and made the honey butter from scratch and then him and my maid of honor spent a few hours tying bows around each jar while I worked on other projects! All of the calligraphy was done by myself, I learned calligraphy before sending out save the dates and hand lettered all the addresses on the save the dates and invitations. I also did the name cards and all of the signage you see was done in the late hours of the night wondering if I would ever finish! Haha. The animals attached to the name cards were hands down a favorite part of the décor! My MOH and I spray painted them all gold and then attached them to the cards with string. They were adorable, especially the dinosaurs! We spent way too much time assigning different animals to each guest thinking about which one might be their favorite. We also had a couple of birdcages that were spray painted and the programs were designed and printed and then we added the gold elements to them as well.

wedding arch flowers - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

wedding processional - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

ceremony kiss - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

generations - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

bridal bouquet - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

newlyweds - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

pale peach boutonniere - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t procrastinate! Create a timeline and stick to it. Also, you can only pin on Pinterest so much before you have to sift through all of the ideas and narrow down what your big day will actually look like. I printed out my favorite pins and created a vision board to keep me on track of the ideas that I really loved and wanted to see come to life for my wedding. Also, just enjoy the day. It goes by SO fast! There is no time throughout the day where you aren’t busy doing photos, or talking with guests, or getting ready with the bridal party so remember to take as much of it in as possible and remember the little moments and the feelings and emotions that you experience as the day goes on.

Ruffled - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

garden inspired centerpiece - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

Ruffled - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

metallic place setting - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

Ruffled - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

fairy tale inspired reception - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

Ruffled - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

barn wedding reception - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

elegant wedding cake - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

cake cutting - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

cake table - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

father daughter dance - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fairytale-cottage-wedding-at-craven-farm

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Lavender’s Blue,” Jim Brickman (from the new Cinderella movie)
Bride’s Processional: “Someday My Prince Will Come,” Jim Brickman
Recessional: “The Princess Bride – Storybook Love,” Vitamin String Quartet
First Dance: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Again, I wanted all of these princess-y elements to be subtle, for those who don’t know them they just sound like pretty instrumentals but for those who do know, had an “I see what she did there” moment.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lora Grady Photography

Florist

Kaleb Norman James

Event Design

Dancing Fox Weddings and Events

Venue

Craven Farm

Bridal Store

Lainee Meg

Wedding Shoes

Sam Edelman

Hair

Roxanne Haynes

Bridesmaid Dresses

Azazie

Groom's Suit and Tie

Calvin Klein

Groom's Shoes

ALDO

Catering

Double Barrel BBQ

Wedding Cake

Lake Union Cafe

Entertainment

HeadSmile Productions

Rentals

Vintage Ambiance

Wedding Invitations

Smitten on Paper

Calligraphy

Elle & James Calligraphy Co.

Transportation

British Motor Coach Inc.

Fair Isle of Scotland Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Scotland is one of our favorite destinations, so we were thrilled to hear The Big Fake Wedding traveled to Seattle for the first time, bringing along a theme of Fair Isle romance. Imagine lots of coziness, cool blues and greens, and even some ideas that look like they could have been plucked right out of a chic fisherman’s wedding.

woodsy wedding invitation - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

woodsy wedding invitation - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

wild bridal bouquet - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

bouquets with dahlia and thistle - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Tammy Dahlquist Photography

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

Seattle wedding - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Tammy Dahlquist Photography

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Amanda Photographic

wedding party - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

ceremony backdrop - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

woodland inspired wedding - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above images by Gina Paulson Photography

peach floral centerpiece - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

navy and gold reception - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Gina Paulson Photography

Ruffled - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Tammy Dahlquist Photography

fishing inspired wedding - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above images by Amanda Photographic

driftwood wedding centerpiece - photo by Gina Paulson Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above images by Gina Paulson Photography

sweetheart table place settings - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Amanda Photographic

sweetheart table - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration

cake pops - photo by Tammy Dahlquist Photography http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above images by Tammy Dahlquist Photography

wedding cake with flowers and greenery - photo by Amanda Photographic http://ruffledblog.com/fair-isle-of-scotland-wedding-inspiration
Above image by Amanda Photographic

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Don’t miss the film from Two by Two Studios:

winterwedding-scotlandinspiraton
Inspiration board credits from left to right, top to bottom: Craig + Eva Sanders, Whit’s Knits + Purl Bee, Charlotte Jenks Lewis. Board Curator: Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Amanda Photographic, Gina Paulson Photography, Tammy Dahlquist Photography

Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 2, 5

La Fleur Kitchen

Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 1, 4

Bixby + Pine

Floral + Event Design: Personal Flowers + Tables 3, 6

Country Bouquets Floral

Day-Of Coordination

Hillary Hall Events

Venue

The Space Needle

Wedding Dress

Laineemeg Bridal

Accessories

Melinda Rose Design

Jewelry

Chloe + Isabel by Split Pea Jewelry

Hair and Makeup

Seattle Bride Hair

Bridesmaid Attire

Nadia's Evening

Bow Ties

Xoelle

Catering

The Space Needle

Wedding Cake

Nuflours

Dessert Bar

Dianne's Delights

Popsicles

Seattle Pops

Wine

ONEHOPE Wine

Ceremony Music

The Solo Harp, Susan Haas

DJ + Emcee

A Sounds Unlimited

Vintage Rentals

Unique and Chic Event Rentals and Design

Fortune Cookie Favors

Greenfire Custom Fortune Cookies

Event Service

The Neighborhood Clean

Health + Beauty

Dr. Amanda Guerrero with LeCuyer + Amato Dentistry

Hotel

Executive Hotel Pacific

Wedding Invitations: Gray Box Mailer

Letter and Line Studio

Programs: Sage Simple Life

In Style InSpirations

Thank You Cards

Robinson Paperie

Photo Booth

Fresh Pics Photobooths

Videography

Two by Two Studios

Real Estate

John L. Scott Real Estate

Vintage Glam Wedding at Bella Luna Farms

Garden Weddings

You don’t come across a vendor pairing like A Fist Full of Bolts and Oak and Cypress Weddings every day, so make sure you soak up this delicious wedding while you can! Reema and Patrick exchanged vows at Bella Luna Farms, a little piece of Pacific Northwest heaven, with an intimate party of closest friends and family. We’ll let the images take it from here:

vintage glam wedding at Bella Luna Farms - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

Jenny Packham wedding dress - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

wedding bouquet - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

parrot tulip and hydrangea floral arrangement - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

ceremony setup - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

mountain ceremony seating - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

ceremony entrance - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

ceremony processional - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

wedding ceremony - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

ceremony recessional - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

vintage finger waves - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

wedding map signs - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

vintage glam wedding at Bella Luna Farms - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

wedding favor packaging - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

tented reception - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

tablescape with garden roses - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

organic garden rose centerpiece - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

vintage glam wedding at Bella Luna Farms - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

vintage glam wedding at Bella Luna Farms - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

vintage glam wedding at Bella Luna Farms - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

vintage glam wedding at Bella Luna Farms - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

vintage glam wedding at Bella Luna Farms - photo by A Fist Full of Bolts http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-wedding-at-bella-luna-farms

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Of course, don’t miss the film from Velare:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

A Fist Full of Bolts

Event Design and Planning

Oak and Cypress Weddings

Venue

Bella Luna Farms

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Hair

The Tacoma Parlor

Makeup

Iris & Gold

Accordionist

Andrew Jamieson

DJ

Chris Graves

Videography

Velare

Daily Pick

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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Sophisticated Nautical Bluff Wedding

Wedding Design

Today’s styled shoot combines stylish wedding decor with the relaxed feel of a beach wedding brilliantly. Blush pink and gold are the stars here, and serve as an ideal color palette against the natural sand and water. Great work from a team including B. Jones Photography, LCM Weddings, and Bella Fiori!

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

From the event coordinator, LCM Weddings: Inspired by the bluffs and beautiful sunsets of the coastal Pacific Northwest, Becca of B. Jones Photography and Logan of LCM Weddings and Events decided to create a styled shoot with a fresh take on a beach wedding. Blush and sand mixed with gold created a sophisticated look near the waters edge on Whidbey Island and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! The glittery gold and blush stood out beautifully against the cloudless sky and shimmering blue water of the Puget Sound.

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

fluffy peony bouquet - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

Planning the shoot close to sunset we got exactly what we were looking for when the sky turned the most beautiful shades of blush and gold that we could have asked for. Upon the bluff on Ebey’s Landing our couple was the epitome of perfection. The bride in a phenomenal YSA Makino gown from MeaMarie Bridal was absolutely glowing and the groom with his light grey tux could not have been more dashing. All in all, Becca and I could not have been more ecstatic with the result of this styled shoot, and could not have asked for a better team of vendors to help make our vision become a reality.

beaded wedding gown - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

low illusion back - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

gold and pink cake - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

sophisticated nautical bluff wedding - photo by B Jones Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-nautical-bluff-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

B. Jones Photography

Wedding Coordination + Design

LCM Weddings

Florist

Bella Fiori

Wedding Dress + Accessories

Mea Marie Bridal Atelier

Jewelry

Heidi Hull Designs at MeaMarie Bridal

Hair

Brooklyn Matthysse of Something Different Salon

Makeup

Elizabeth Marie Makeup

Groom + Groomsmen Attire

The Formal House

Macaroons

Metropolitan Market

Rentals + Props

Snohomish Rental Co.

Chairs

AA Party Rentals

Votives

Glassy Baby

Cake Topper

Susabellas

Wedding Stationery

Bree Craft Designs

Daily Pick

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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Seattle Watercolor Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Samantha McFarlen

There are a few reasons why I love summertime, but this styled shoot from Samantha McFarlen, Bloomed Out Floral Design, and Champagne Wedding Coordination does a better job of summing up those reasons than I ever could. With a darling popsicle truck, bright colors, and some watercolor details, this shoot is getting me ready for the days of warmer weather ahead!

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Samantha McFarlen: Summer beauty is captured in every frame at this gorgeous Seattle waterfront wedding venue! With the splashes of watercolor, aztec hints, lush florals & greenery, and the summer heat, these vibes can surely make every heart smile. If the Café Vitta Latte or Blueberry Lemonade Ice-Pops didn’t hit the spot, then the Grapefruit Rosemary Moscow Mule was sure to do the trick! The real showstopper was the attire – the modern cut bridal dress featuring the high neckline gave the keyhole open back a more dramatic reaction. And how perfect were those matching ombre bridesmaid’s dresses?! No detail went unnoticed, and guests even got to take home mini succulents as wedding favors! Calling this day a win-win, friends. Be sure to check out all of the vendors involved in creating this boho-chic masterpiece.

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

wedding bouquet with purple - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

modern bridesmaid makeup - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

bouquet with tulips and anemone - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

glitter dipped feathers - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

colorful tablescape - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

wedding tablescape - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

pink and gold cake - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

seating chart - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

Seattle watercolor wedding editorial - photo by Samantha McFarlen http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-watercolor-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Samantha McFarlen

Florist

Bloomed Out Floral Design

Wedding Coordinator

Champagne Wedding Coordination

Venue

Ballard Bay Club

Bride + Bridesmaid Dresses

Calla Bridal

Hair + Makeup

Urbanista Weddings

Groom's Attire

Handsome Menswear

Wedding Cake

Stone Layne

Popsicle Cart

Six Strawberries

Rentals

Borrowed And Blue Event Rentals, Rented Elegance, AA Party

Succulent Favors

Coloring Nature

Wedding Stationery

Wildheart Paper

Daily Pick

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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Orcas Island Wedding at a Sawmill

Romantic Weddings

“While other couples avoided using the mill for wedding day festivities, Andrew and I saw incredible potential in the site and jumped at the opportunity to offer our guests a one-of-a-kind ceremony experience.” This is exactly the kind of outlook we love to see from our couples, and Caitlin and Andrew’s day ended up being a truly one-of-a-kind day because of it. Jaquilyn Shumate Photography, Cloud 9 Events, and Botany101 Floral helping bring their perfect day of festivities to life, with some serious celebration to follow!

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

From the bride, Caitlin: Andrew and I wanted a wedding that celebrated our two families’ unique histories as fourth generation San Juan Islanders (the bride’s family) and long-time Texans and Austinites (the groom’s family), while reflecting our deep love of the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty. It took just one visit for us to fall in love with Turtlehead Farm on Orcas Island. The farm’s original homestead was built by Swedish settlers in 1860 and is home to the San Juan’s Island only active single blade sawmill. While other couples avoided using the mill for wedding day festivities, Andrew and I saw incredible potential in the site and jumped at the opportunity to offer our guests a one-of-a-kind ceremony experience.

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

bridal flowers - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

wild organic bouquet - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Officiated by my oldest cousin, our ceremony was following by cocktails in a small clearing between the farm’s sod-roofed blacksmith shop and flower garden. Under hand-cut papel picado banners, guests enjoyed croquet and cocktails and soaked in the farm’s stunning pastoral views. I wore a dress by Winifred Bean purchased from Seattle’s Dress Theory and Andrew wore a Brooks Brother’s suit and cowboy boots gifted by his father especially for the wedding.

wedding ceremony seating - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

ceremony music - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

sawmill wedding ceremony - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

wedding ceremony - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

seating chart - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

seating charts - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

barn wedding reception - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

wedding reception - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Our reception was located in the farm’s original wooden barn and was chalked full of personal details that meant the world to us. In the months leading up to our wedding, I collected vintage postcards from places around the world that hold significance for our families (this included Austin, Seattle, Philadelphia, Ninilchik, New London, Walla Walla, and Halong Bay among other places). The postcards served as table-markers, and I wore an antique silk shawl from my family’s years spent in Malaysia during the 1800’s to commemorate my great-grandmother. As gifts, guests were given custom handmade cedar sachets from the sawmill, and one of our dearest friend’s bands played music late into the night.

barn reception - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

cake toppers - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

wedding centerpieces - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

berry wedding cake - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

cake cutting - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

Orcas Island wedding at a sawmill - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

first dances - photo by Jaquilyn Shumate http://ruffledblog.com/orcas-island-wedding-at-a-sawmill

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jaquilyn Shumate Photography

Event Planning

Cloud 9 Events

Florist

Botany101 Floral

Venue

Turtlehead Farm

Wedding Dress

Winifred Bean

Bridal Store

The Dress Theory

Wedding Cake

Annie Burke

Music

The Swearengens

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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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Monochrome Spring Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

One of our all-time favorite wedding trends? Monochrome. Given the right amount of texture and irresistable floral design, it’s never boring and provides endless inspiration. Kelly Lemon Photography and Koordination by Krisanna used an all-white palette with just the lightest hints of grey and greens to create a delicate weddingscape full of natural light and sunshine.

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

From the event designer, Krisanna of Koordination by Krisanna: When Kelly (the photographer) and I sat down to discuss styled shoot theme ideas, we wanted a challenge… so we chose to do an all-white theme (with a hint of green & gray). Criteria for my team was simple: white & delicate! The Rainier Chapter house (in Seattle, WA) was perfection for what we had in mind – it provided us with a ballroom, complete with hardwood floors and white walls + big windows and the most dreamy natural light.

white wedding invitations - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white and green bouquet - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white paper goods - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

delicate bridal hair accessory - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

lace dress detail - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white bouquet with greenery - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

Delicate glassine bags were filled with homemade almond meltaway cookies and tied with silk ribbon (as favors), our “bride” was dressed in the most enchanting Claire La Faye gown (with local jewelry designer, Heidi Hull’s, pearl earrings as the cherry on top), Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (Seattle) provided an all-white food spread, and Liz of Stone Layne Baked Specialties incorporated the most intricate piping on the 3-tiered cake, which sat on top of a 2-tiered scalloped table. Our goal was to keep it minimalistic but pretty – a way to show brides that you can have a beautiful set-up in the most simple way, with bits of flowers and DIY touches.

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

monochrome wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

unique wedding dress detail - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

three tier wedding cake - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white and green wedding - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

white wedding cake with sugar flowers - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

monochrome spring wedding editorial - photo by Kelly Lemon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/monochrome-spring-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kelly Lemon Photography

Event Design, Coordination, and Stationery

Koordination by Krisanna

Florist

Studio 3 Floral Design

Venue

THe Rainier Chapter House

Wedding Dress

Claire La Faye

Bridal Store

Cicada Bridal

Earrings

Heidi Hull Designs

Hair and Makeup

Hanna Mazur, Hair and Makeup Artist

Food Display

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Wedding Cake

Stone Layne Baked Specialties

Furniture Rentals

Vintage Ambiance

Tableware Rentals

Pederson's Event Rentals

Dinner and Salad Plates

Pier 1 Imports

Bouquet Ribbons

Silk & Willow

Model

Sydney Wright

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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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Mid Century Modern Spring Elopement

Wedding Design

A bright punch of color, mid-century modern styling, and a backdrop made of flowers and greenery all add up to make the key to my heart. Barrie Anne Photography, Alyssa Hoffman Event Design and Coordination, and Bash & Bloom are here to share their most recent styled shoot, which makes its way onto our pages just in time for the brighter days of spring.

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

From the photographer, Barrie Anne Photography: This elopement style shoot that we did was meant to capture the bright side of mid-century modern and to get our minds ready for spring and summer! Alyssa Hoffman Events selected a unique and bright “sunset” color palette to brighten and accent Vintage Ambiance’s newest addition “Don Draper” a stunning mid-century modern sofa.

fuchsia and orange bouquet - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

painted wedding cake - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

hanging flower backdrop - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

tulle wedding dress - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

pink and green boutonniere - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

The original vision for this shoot was to be outside, however the Seattle weather did not permit that, and we found the perfect spot in the University of Washington Club that had the most dramatic lighting that Barrie Anne captured flawlessly. The entire team was excited about the bright “sunset” color palette, as you can see through the colors of the stunning bridal bouquet designed by Bash and Bloom, and the sweet pink cake by Honey Crumb. We hope this shoot helps pull your minds from winter to spring as it did ours!

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring wedding - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

groom looks - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

painted wedding cake - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

organic wedding ideas - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

mid century modern spring elopement - photo by Barrie Anne Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mid-century-modern-spring-elopement

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

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Home Sweet Flowers

Home Sweet Flowers is flowery hearted; there is no doubt that in every creation that is made the recipe consists of love & intuition. Flowers are not merely “pretty”, we believe each stem has the inevitable ability to enhance ones mood, daily life, & wedding day.

HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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Modern Orange and Black Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

If you think orange and black can’t go together without looking overly “Halloween-y”, this styled shoot from Jordan Voth Photography and Ginger Bee Events & Planning is about to prove you wrong. It’s an ultra-modern take on an unexpected color palette for a wedding, and to say we’re a fan of the results is quite the understatement. Take a look for yourself!

modern orange and black wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Natalie of Ginger Bee Events & Planning: This shoot was devised with the goal of presenting some new masculine details, emphasizing bold colors, and highlighting a mixture of textures and materials. With sand, slate, chiffon, glass, and wood the photos represent a natural balance between “hard” and “soft” which came together to add beautiful textures and a constant movement of the eye. Funky details and quirky knickknacks add personality to an otherwise, minimal landscape.

modern orange and black wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding invitations - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange groom boutonnieres - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange wedding bouquet - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

watercolor invitations - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

dyed wedding gowns - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange bouquets - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

paper seating chart ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

unique centerpiece ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

The small pool of vendors that helped me with this shoot is lively, creative, and silly! The whole set was cracking up so many times during the day of the shoot. Beyond the fact that we had such a great time, I’m so freakin’ proud of the amazing job that they did! So fun and so inspirational to be surrounded by such great folks. Thanks to all!

modern orange and black wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange black tablescapes - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

orange centerpiece ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

unique centerpiece ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

dip dyed wedding gown - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

dessert tables - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

modern wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

modern orange and black wedding inspiration - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration

unique centerpiece ideas - photo by Jordan Voth Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-orange-and-black-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Jordan Voth Photography / Event Design, Planning, and Floral Design: Ginger Bee Events & Planning / Venue: Utina Wardroom / Dresses: Wai-Ching / Jewelry: Everling Jewelry / Hair and Makeup: Emerald City Beauty / Cocktails and Dessert: City Catering Company / Rentals: AA Party Rentals by Cort / Stationery: Songbird Paperie / Models: Heffner Management

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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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Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard

Elegant Weddings

How could we resist a wedding with so many cheery colors and details? Leah and Justin’s Seattle wedding is an absolute dream, thanks to Leah’s vision and the incredible work of Troy Grover Photographers, Chambers and Company, and Lola Floral. We absolutely love that the initial inspiration for their wedding day was the orange sapphire stone in the bride’s engagement ring, which lent the perfect cheeriness and truly set the tone for the day.

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

From the bride, Leah: We wanted a modern, urban wedding that was warm and welcoming and would set the scene for a kick-ass party! My engagement ring center stone is a true orange sapphire, so that was the starting point for our color palette. Because we didn’t have a traditional wedding party who needed to purchase dresses months in advance and didn’t care if our save-the-dates matched our decor (our save-the-date was a basic, non-blog worthy e-mail), we could work with our planner and florist to let the color palate unfold throughout the planning process. The warm oranges were complemented by the greenery and the blue napkins and accent table cloths were a last minute addition to further ground the hot hues.

letterpress wedding invitations - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

groom in blue suit - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

gold wedding shoes - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

orange sapphire engagement ring - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

first look - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

bouquet with greenery - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Another element informed the whole feel of the event were the hanging kokedamas. When our florist, Emily, presented the idea, we were immediately drawn to their organic but modern look. Our florist hung them throughout to warm up the modern rooftop space. Because they are each handmade, she was able to incorporate orange flowers to draw the orange theme throughout.

ceremony chairs - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

ceremony seating - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

wedding ceremony - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

colorful place setting - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

unique seating charts - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

blue suit grooms - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Planning our wedding from across the country made it difficult to DIY, but we did ask Leah’s Seattle-based Dad and Grandma “Mutti” to contribute some personal touches. My Dad has a unique gift of making figurines with champagne cages and put his skill to use creating our pretty amazing, one-of-a-kind cake topper. Mutti (84 years old) baked over 100 of her classic chocolate chip cookies to include in the dessert buffet. Guests loved the cookies so much they were taking them into the photo booth for photo-ops and hoarding bunches to take back to their hotel rooms for a midnight snack.

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

colorful wedding receptions - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

tablescape ideas - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

reception tablescapes - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

cake tables - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

wedding desserts - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

orange wedding cakes - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

Colorful Wedding at Hotel Ballard - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard

cake cutting - photo by Troy Grover Photographers http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-wedding-at-hotel-ballard


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Troy Grover Photographers / Event Design: Chambers and Company / Flower Design: Lola Floral / Venue: Olympic Pavillion at Hotel Ballard / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge / Hair and Makeup: Ashli of Erin Skipley / Jewelry: McTeigue & McClelland / Groom’s Tuxedo: Martin Greenfield / Wedding Cake: Flying Apron / DJ: Chris Graves / Wedding Invitations: Albertine Press

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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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Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Kim Smith Miller

If you’ve got a vintage wedding theme in mind, you may want to take notes from Zora and Jerome’s Seattle wedding. Kim Smith Miller, McKenzie Powell, and Simplicity Events LLC were the perfect team of vendors to execute Zora’s vision, which included nods to her recently passed grandmother’s impeccable style. Prepare to fall in love, folks:

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

From the bride, Zora: I wanted the aesthetic of the wedding to be a blend of vintage and classic elements to compliment the rustic environment of Sodo Park but I also wanted to maintain an overall elegant feel. I wanted my look to complement the venue and enhance the elegant, timeless feel I was aiming to achieve. My grandma was my style icon and truly the most glamorous women I’ve ever known; her influence was definitely a huge factor in creating my look for the big day. Before I even started looking at dresses, I knew “the-one” would have to work with my grandma’s long, art-deco inspired, opera glass necklace. I tried on many white dresses before finding “the one” which just didn’t feel right to me – I wanted something more unique and interesting. The minute I spotted the Jenny Packham Eden dress in Platinum, I knew it was the perfect dress to tie all the elements I wanted together. I guess you could say I was going for a vintage glamor look, sort of my grandmother’s glamor meets Great Gatsby – I really didn’t want it to be too theme-y. McKenzie described it as, “A touch of the dark and romantic offset by the light and fresh. Ornate + rustic + clean + simple + lush + vintage + timeless… blended all together and not too much of any of it.” I asked the bridesmaids to wear long black gowns of their choosing and the men were all in black suits with white shirts, black ties, and tie clips. I felt this look would add to the elegant, timeless, and formal look I wanted to achieve.

glitter wedding shoes - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding bridal accessories - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

anemone ranunculus bouquet - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair
Bouquet recipe: Black-eyed white anemones, white peonies, rich greenery, delicate textural flowers, and berry accents.

glam bridal parties - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

watercolor paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

vintage bridal fashion - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding ceremony - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding ceremony - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

ceremony recessionals - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

I was really reluctant to choose “my wedding colours” as I wanted the colour palette to be rich and was worried selecting one or two colours would make the aesthetic flat. Thankfully, with the help of our florist and event designer, McKenzie Powell, we were able to select a more complex colour palate of neutral tones with accents of emerald green and dark dusty blues. McKenzie posted a great blog entry describing the aesthetic of the wedding here. I added touches of vintage throughout, such as: a vintage cigar cart, a table with old family wedding photos which were displayed in mismatched silver frames and our ceremony backdrop was a pair of vintage glass doors with dark green and white floras draped over top. For the décor and table settings the focus was mostly on florals, mismatched silver trays and lots and lots of candles. I included a few personal touches to the day: I made the wedding invitations myself from vintage handkerchiefs. We wrote our own vows and preformed a wedding wine box ceremony, where we chose a bottle of wine, wrote letters to each other and sealed it all in a wooden box made by the grooms father which we will open on our 5th wedding anniversary. My favourite detail was the fabric swatch with my grandma’s picture on it that I got sewn to the underside of my dress — that way both she and my grandpa would get to walk me down the aisle (I always told my grandma that she and my grandpa would one day walk me down the aisle; my grandma passed away two years ago, so this was a way to fulfill that).

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue watercolor paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue green tablescapes - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s so easy to get carried away, remember what it’s really all about – the couple! Everyone says that your wedding day will fly by and to take it all in, and that is more true than we expected! It went by in a flash. I never would have hesitated to hire a day-of-coordinator or in getting a videographer, they were worth every penny!

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

table number ideas - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

green centerpieces - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

blue paper goods - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding cake - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

dessert tables - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

wedding toasts - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair

Seattle Wedding with Vintage Glam Flair - photo by Kim Smith Miller http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-wedding-with-vintage-glam-flair


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Wedding Music:
Family Processional: “When You’re Smiling,” Louis Armstrong
Bridal Party Processional: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf
Bride’s Processional: “At Last,” Etta James
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: “Your Song,” Ellie Goulding
Mother/Son and Grandfather/Granddaughter Dance: “Have I Told You Lately,” Van Morrison
Anniversary Dance: “All My Tomorrows,” Frank Sinatra
Farewell Song: “It’s Business Time,” Flight of The Concords

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Kim Smith Miller / Floral Design: McKenzie Powell / Wedding Coordinator: Laura Gram of Simplicity Events LLC / Venue: Sodo Park / Wedding Dress and Headpiece: Jenny Packham “Eden” via The Dress Theory Bridal Shop / Bride’s Shrug: ChicAura / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Jewelry: Handed down from late-grandmother / Alterations: Debra Hedeen Custom Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Salon Maison / Groom’s Suit: Custom My.Suit / Groom’s Shirt and Bow Tie: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Suspenders: Trafalgar / Groom’s Shoes: Bruno Magli / Caterer: Herban Feast / Desserts: Simply Desserts / DJ: Bamboo Beats / Rentals: Vintage Ambiance amd Sodo Park / Officiant: Groom’s Uncle, Ron Halweil / Graphic Design: Julia Manchik / Wedding Invitations: Bride / Videographer: Josh Perrault

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Home Sweet Flowers

Home Sweet Flowers is flowery hearted; there is no doubt that in every creation that is made the recipe consists of love & intuition. Flowers are not merely “pretty”, we believe each stem has the inevitable ability to enhance ones mood, daily life, & wedding day.

HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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Palace Ballroom Wedding

Romantic Weddings

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

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

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

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

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

jeweled bridesmaid dresses - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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

anemone bouquet - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ceremony kiss - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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

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

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

gold wedding decor - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

personalized wedding ideas - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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

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

gold paper goods - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

gold wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

gold wedding receptions - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

gold cake decorations - photo by Ryan Flynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/palace-ballroom-wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Seattle Art Gallery Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Carina Skrobecki

This wedding… My heart absolutely jumps for joy whenever I look at this beauty. Is it any surprise? The bride, Brianne, is a crafting workhorse, and put together one of the most inspiring, creative weddings we’ve seen yet. Carina Skrobecki took care of the images and Very Important Events handled the day-of coordination, but all the paper flowers and fun whimsical details came straight from the bride’s talented hands. Stay tuned for a DIY from the bride herself!

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

From the bride, Brianne: Our wedding was the culmination of not only a long engagement, but several years of a long distance relationship due to Erik being stationed on the east coast for his time in the US Navy. So, more than anything, we wanted our wedding to feel like a celebration. A big party to celebrate not only our marriage, but also the success of making it through some tough years, and also to celebrate Erik being back in Seattle for good. It was important to us to be surrounded by friends and family we love and make sure that the experience was full of joy, happiness, and laughter for everyone. We translated this style-wise into bright colors, and big bold patterns. I’m an Architect and Erik has always been interested in origami as a hobby, so we wanted to incorporate geometric elements as a nod to these passions. In order to make it feel like a party for everyone, we also incorporated some traditions from New Orleans where I lived during college, like a Second Line parade, and cake pulls for all the ladies. Good food and fully stocked bars were also important to make it a great party.

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

teal wedding details - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper flower bouquet - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

stationery calligraphy - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

blue bow ties - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper flower bouquet - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Since we made all the flowers out of paper, we took some artistic liberties with which types exactly. I would say that my inspiration flowers were Poppies, Anenomes, and Tulips. Big blooms with graphic bold colors.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

bride and paper flowers - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

confetti recessionals - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

We knew we wanted it to be colorful and pop against an architectural backdrop. We chose an industrial venue with brick and concrete details and then put a ton of color over top. From the very beginning, I enlisted my friend Tammie Bennett to design a pattern for the day that we could use for paper goods, decor, fabric, etc. We used her color palette as a jumping off point, but we generally just stuck to a variety of bright teals and oranges and picked what spoke to us most. I tried not to worry too much about a color scheme, because I didn’t want to have to give up something I loved just because it didn’t match exactly. Friends and family were pretty confused when they’d ask for the palette and I’d say “Well, anything really!”

paper flower centerpieces - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

wedding reception signs - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

colorful wedding centerpieces - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

colorful wedding ideas - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical reception inspiration - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

colorful wedding details - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper garlands - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

wedding details - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper flower bouquets - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Take everything one step at a time and go with your gut. Since we had a long engagement, I assigned myself one vendor to research, interview, and hire at a time. Once that task was complete I could move onto the next one. This helped me from ever feeling overwhelmed with decision making (something that can be tough for me). When hiring vendors, the most important thing to me was whether or not I connected with the person, so I think sitting down over coffee is key. You’re going to be spending the most important day of your lives with these people, you want them to feel like friends. On going with your gut – just pick whichever vendor/design/etc speaks to you most and don’t worry too much on whether everything will “go”. If it’s a reflection of you and your guy’s personality, it will naturally flow into a day that is the perfect representation of you.

chair signs - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

paper flower centerpieces - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

colorful wedding reception - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

cake table inspiration - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

confetti bar - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

whimsical wedding details - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

teal wedding cakes - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

cake pulls - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding

Seattle art gallery wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-art-gallery-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Etude in D, composed by Julio Sagreras
Recessional: Luna de Miel
First Dance: “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” She & Him
Parents’ Dance: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” Caroline Savoie
Newlywed Entrance: “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates
Cake Cutting: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Carina Skrobecki / Day-Of Coordination: Very Important Events / Venue: EM Fine Art Gallery / Wedding Dress: Brides by Demetrios via Brides Against Breast Cancer / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Modcloth, Target, and Garnet Hill / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss via Nordstrom / Caterer: Gourmondo / Wedding Cake: Rosellini Sweets / Ceremony Musician: Julian Catford / DJ: Magnolia Rhapsody / Officiant: Rev. Mary Calhoun / Vintage Furniture Rental: Vintage Ambiance / Photobooth: The Snap Bar / Wedding Invitations: Designed by Bride, printed at Nikko Media

Bowties and Bourbon Southern Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Almost nothing pleases us as much as a dream team of vendors coming together to create something truly magical. Lora Grady Photography, Darien Leigh Events & Design, and Botanique collaborated to bring us this Southern-inspired wedding shoot all the way from Snohomish, Washington. How precious is the George peach theme with all the pops of navy?

Bowties and Bourbon Southern Wedding Inspiration - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Lora Grady: Bow ties and bourbon for the gentlemen, baubles and bubbly for the ladies — a little Southern summer charm is coming your way! The welcoming double-bar set up is a stylish, charming way to invite your guests to mingle, chat and enjoy the wedding day. As guests laugh and “get fancy” with bourbon or bubbly in hand, the evening is sure to go off without a hitch. Gentlemen swap their neckties for a bow tie while ladies adorn themselves with vintage costume jewelry — creating a look and feel that is vibrant, festive and charming.


Bowties and Bourbon Southern Wedding Inspiration - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding ideas - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding details - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

summer flower bouquet - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

bride and groom - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

wedding signs - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

vintage wedding rentals - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

pink bow tie - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

art deco wedding invitations - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding flowers - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding flowers - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

rose gold rings - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

wedding jewelry - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

groomsmen toasting - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

pink blue bow ties - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

yellow boutonnieres - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

bridal party toast - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

The feminine color palette of coral, blush and peach is anchored by masculine tones of rich navy blue. The guys’ bar is full of all things sportsman and gentleman, complete with antique whiskey bottles and crates, vintage trophies for the flower vases, and a wide array of bow ties to choose from. The ladies’ bar is light and airy with glasses of bubbly, colorful vintage jewelry, and sparkly cut crystal vases. The cake, with layers of peach and coral, looks just as delicious as it tastes. This interactive bow tie and bauble bar breathes a little life into traditional wedding favors while creating a unique guest experience that is sure to get them talking!

peach wedding bouquets - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding cake - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

cake tables - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

wedding accessories - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

groom with bow ties - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding cakes - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

small bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration

bridal party portrait - photo by Lora Grady Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bowties-and-bourbon-southern-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Snohomish, WA / Photographer: Lora Grady Photography / Second Photographer: Alyssia B Photography / Event Design: Darien Leigh Events & Design / Floral Design: Botanique / Venue: Dairyland / Wedding Dress: Unveiled Bridal Boutique / Jewelry: Charming Charlie / Hair and Makeup: Ceann Cherry / Bow Ties: The Tie Bar / Wedding Cake: Baked / Decor: Vintage Ambiance / Wedding Invitations: Dahlia Press

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Corkey Creations

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Seattle Escala Wedding

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Carina Skrobecki

Who doesn’t love a dose of glam sophistication to brighten up their day? Julia and Deric’s Seattle wedding is doing the trick for us in the form of a black tie affair and intimate celebration all captured by the wonderful Carina Skrobecki and coordinated by It’s Your Day Events. Just wait until you see all the incredible signage and paper goods for the reception — our jaws hit the floor.

Seattle Escala wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

From the bride, Julia: We tried to approach the planning from the perspective of the guest. When we first sat down to plan, we tried to list all of the things about the weddings we’ve been to that we didn’t love or that made us uncomfortable. By approaching it this way, we were able to focus our budget on key elements that would be memorable for everyone (food, drinks, music, venue) and spend less on the things most people tend not to notice (fancy chairs during the ceremony or custom invites). For example, I LOVE all things paper, so the invites were really important to me in the beginning. It was pointed out to me that most guests toss the invite in the garbage without much thought, so the $2500 hand-illustrated invites I wanted were probably not a great idea! Instead, we opted for simple invites from Minted, but spent money upgrading the paper and adding beautiful calligraphy and vintage stamps. Everyone raved about them anyway and we were able to use the money saved on really killer dessert from Hotcakes! In the end, focusing on the guest allowed everyone to have an amazing experience and we were able to relax knowing everyone else was taken care of!

kraft wedding invitations - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

bridesmaid jewelry - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

Jimmy Choo shoes - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

pale pink bouquet - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Ranunculus, hydrangeas, and roses.

black tie groomsmen - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

jeweled hair accessory - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

elegant white bouquets - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

formal bridal party - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

Seattle Escala wedding - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

Our colors were black and gold. Originally, we had talked about doing a Gatsby theme, but then the movie came out right in the middle of our planning and it seemed like everyone was doing it! We kept the black and gold, but planned the rest of the wedding without a major theme. We just wanted to keep everything formal and modern without being too stuffy. The wedding was in Downtown Seattle, so we knew it needed to feel like we were in the city. We had three major DIY projects: the save-the-dates, the centerpieces, and folding 1000 paper cranes. Yes, we folded 1000 paper cranes! Our save-the-dates were little boxes filled with champagne flavored candy, stamped with a custom stamp from Antiquaria with all of the info, and wrapped with a miniature black bow tie. We had so much fun assembling these and our guests loved getting adorable little packages in the mail (who doesn’t?)!

wedding processionals - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

sophisticated wedding ceremony - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

ceremony first kiss - photo by Carina Skrobecki http://ruffledblog.com/seattle-escala-wedding

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t procrastinate! We left a lot of details until the very end that could have easily been taken care of in advance and saved us a lot of headaches. At the same time, don’t stress too much! Something will go wrong, no matter how much you plan. The food was the most important element for us, so we had the menu/catering details squared away first. On our wedding day, the caterer forgot the drink mixers and Hotcakes, so it was a scramble to get enough for all of our guests. In the end, everything felt perfect, despite the major hiccup.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Let it Be” (Vitamin String Quartet)
Bridal Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (Vitamin String Quartet)
Recessional: “Any Way You Want It” (Vitamin String Quartet)
First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Other: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
We had quite an eclectic mix during the night! At one point, our 3 year old flower girl was dancing with the entire wedding party to Bugatti by Ace Hood (censored of course)!

From the photographer, Carina Skrobecki: Julia and Deric kept their wedding intimate, classic, and tasteful. Julia owns her own children’s boutique shop in Spokane, WA (and has an affinity for all fabulous paper goods), so it’s only natural that she had an eye for all the details for the day, including the paper crane backdrop behind their sweetheart table. The day from beginning to end was laid back, thoughtful, and to say the least: a total breeze. We lucked out with beautiful weather in February in Seattle so we took most portraits outdoors in the streets, but also took advantage of the beautiful architecture inside Escala — they had a gorgeous wine cave, a grand staircase, and eclectic furniture scattered everywhere. The ceremony itself was short and sweet, but very romantic. They had a good friend from college officiate as the two of them exchanged vows outdoors on Escala’s grand patio. Once the reception started, it was clear that they were aiming to have a great time! Black and gold signing was placed among white hydrangeas and really elevated the already timeless look of the venue. I love that even when it came to the food, it was a reflection of their taste — the cutest, tiniest, and tastiest finger foods were served during dinner (think miniature tacos, burgers and tarts!) and was unlike anything I’d ever seen at a wedding. Overall, as “grand” as the wedding was, it was still a very intimate feel, with only their closest friends & family present. It was truly a special evening to be a part of. Wishing them the absolute best!

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Carina Skrobecki / Second Shooter: Sergio Mottola / Coordinators: Ashley & Christina of It’s Your Day Events / Floral Design: Wendy Morgan of Ravenna Bloom / Wedding Venue: Escala (*Fun Fact: Escala is the setting of the 50 Shades of Grey novels! Tourists are always outside taking pics. They do not typically host events, but we are lucky enough to have friends that live in this gorgeous location!) / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit: ASOS / Wedding Caterer: Lisa Dupar Catering / Dessert: Hot Cakes / DJ: A Sounds Unlimited / Rentals: Grand Event Rentals / Day-of-Materials and Calligraphy (except table numbers): Carolyn Kach / Table Numbers: Rifle Paper Co. / Wedding Invitations: Minted

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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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Seattle New Year’s Eve Wedding

Elegant Weddings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Seattle Summer Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Julie Harmsen

Sound the alarms: we may have found a new favorite venue. Seattle’s Within Sodo is an ideal space for any wedding, but especially Krista and Krispijn’s summertime celebration. Julie Harmsen captured all the details, from the hanging dreamcatchers to the succulent accents to the couple’s incredible style.

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From the bride, Krista: We wanted a hand-crafted, Northwest feel in an urban and modern setting. We really wanted to include vintage, found objects as decorations. I enlisted friends to help scour thrift and antique stores for vases, glass containers for potted succulents and tea light candle holders. We spent months collecting different types of liquor bottles to use as water bottles for the dinner tables.

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As we thought about our wedding, the words “textural”, “hand-crafted”, “eclectic” and “urban” sprang to mind. Later, when our friends Matt and Tiffani asked us to describe the theme of our wedding, as they prepared to design our website, Krispijn jokingly said “rustic-modern/neo-hipster”. Looking back, we agree that was an apt description. We started with our logo that Krispijn designed, and we incorporated it throughout the wedding. We put together a color palette of kraft paper brown, light aquas, blues and navy. Some of our DIY projects included: cake topper, sandwich board sign, rocks covered in hand-crocheted lace, decorative punched paper and washi tape garlands for the ceremony backdrop, hand-sewn cloth napkins, dream catchers, beach wood airplant holders, a hand bound Polaroid guest book, tissue paper tassels, watercolor seating assignment tags, and a paper mâché fresh flower “K&K”.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? You have friends and family who love you and want to help. Rely on them. Ask them to share their gifts and talents with you. It will personalize your wedding, while creating excitement and a unique support system. This was vital for us and we felt the love and a sense of community leading up to “the day”. Enjoy the process. Simple advice but very necessary. Looking back, you’ll remember all the preparation and planning with (almost) as much fondness as your wedding day. Don’t get so caught up in the minutiae of the reception that you forget about the ceremony! My cousin officiated our ceremony and kept reminding me to give equal energy to the ceremony as I was everything else. We did this by 1) having the best officiant ever (seriously), and 2) writing our own vows. Both Krispijn and I agree that the ceremony was the favorite part of our wedding. The day flew by but time stood still for both of us during the ceremony.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: The Wedding March
Recessional: “Together at Last” from Annie
First Dance: “My Baby Just Cares For Me,” Nina Simone
Father/Daughter Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
Mother/Son Dance: “Circle Game,” Joni Mitchell

Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer and Videographer: Julie Harmsen / Wedding Venue: Within Sodo / Florist: Marigold & Mint / Reception Flowers: Pike Place Market flower stand / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller via The English Dept / Wedding Shoes: Zara / Bride’s Earrings: Julianne Blumlo / Makeup: Jenny Bowker Makeup / Groom’s Suit and Tie: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer: Madres Kitchen / Drinks: Standard Brewing / Wedding Cakes: Bride’s sister, Elaina Stackhouse / Ceremony Musicians: friend, Yuuki Matthews and groom’s cousin, Kevin Navarro / DJ: friend, Troy Nelson / Wedding Website: friends, Matt Brown and Tiffani Jones Brown / Ring Bag: Redesign Workshop / Wedding Invitations: florever / Videographer: Andy Fitts

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Wedding Fusions

Beautiful wedding stationery suites, alternative guest books, fingerprint trees, seating plans and personalised wedding/table decor.

Budget savvy brides receive a personalised file which can be printed at home or locally – professional design with huge cost savings! Wide selection available.

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Pacific Northwest Beach Wedding

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Carina Skrobecki

While we mostly get the chance to hear from brides about planning their wedding day, it’s a refreshing breath of air to hear from a groom — especially one who’s a graphic designer and designed the majority of the wedding himself. Carina Skrobecki Photo was there to capture all the details:

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From the groom, Caleb: Our style was a mix between whimsical beach and pure white. It was incredibly important not to come off cheesy when doing a beach/water theme while still expressing our love for the beach. Alderbrook Resort and Spa was the perfect venue for our vision.


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We wanted our wedding to be stunning, whimsical, and elegant. I (the groom) am a graphic designer from Kirkland, Washington and always wanted to bring my passion for art and design to the big day. From the invitations to ALL the decorations, all were done by us with the help of friends and family.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Make a check list of everything you would hope for for your wedding, make goals that you can continually check off as you get closer to your day. Enjoy every step of the process, know when to let some things go in order to keep happiness number one in your relationship. Your wedding in many ways is a reflection of you both, be sure to truly think about that as you begin this fun process.

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Wedding Location: Union, WA / Photographer: Carina Skrobecki Photo / Second Shooter: Amber Zbitnoff / Day-Of Coordinator: Stacia Haisch and Melanie Bjornethun / Florist: Colleen Hunter of Lynch Creek Floral / Venue: Alderbrook Resort and Spa / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero via I Do Bridal / Bride’s Ring: T. Anthony Jewelers / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bellevue Bridal Boutique / Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana / Men’s Attire: Nordstrom / Cake: Alderbrook Pastry Chef / Paper Goods and Stationery Designer: Caleb Swenson (groom)

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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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Washington Theater Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

The Manchiks

Of all of the incredible wedding venues we’ve seen here at Ruffled, today’s has to be at the top of my favorites list. Camarin and Tyler were married on a theater stage, with their friends and family filling the auditorium seats. The Manchiks were there to capture every minute to perfection, including the couple’s dreamy waterside portraits.

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From the bride, Camarin: I originally started out wanting this super hip, fun party, with a whimsical feel; but I quickly realized that this wedding is a reflection of both of us & our relationship and decided to go in a more traditional direction but still with some fun details that made it more interesting.

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I wanted to have it look homemade, but still a little traditional as well as rustic. I always wanted to have a light pastel wedding, which worked for mid winter. We also added some grey and gold in there for more of a winter feel, that and I wanted to see my man in a grey suit ;] We did a quite a bit of diy. Hand cutting YARDS AND YARDS of fabric for streamers & backs of chairs, spray painting the frames that hung in back of us during the ceremony, Tyler made all of the cake stands and wooden stands for the tables, we painted the inside of the bottles on the tables, Tyler made all of the homebrew beer and cider that we served at the wedding, painted and glittered the feathers for the tables as well as the lions as our cake toppers, my talented friend did silhouettes of us to hang at the reception, hand painted and chalked signs done by my matron of honor (her husband did the invitations & programs as well). Lots of DIY, but that’s what we wanted.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Plan something that is a reflection of both of you. It is both your wedding, and let the two of you be excited about different aspects of the wedding that make it yours. Listen to each others’ ideas, and be flexible. Also, enjoy your day and breathe. Your photographers should be capturing every detail, so trust them.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Come Thou Fount,” Sufjan Stevens
Recessional: “Chicago,” Sufjan Stevens
First Dance: “You and I,” Michael Buble

Wedding Location: Port Townsend, WA / Photographer: The Manchiks / Wedding Planner: Lisa Holmes / Florist: Petal Flowers Boutique of Port Townsend / Ceremony Venue: Fort Worden State Park – Wheeler Theater / Reception Venue: Fort Worden State Park – Chapel / Wedding Dress: Galina for David’s Bridal / Capelet: BHLDN / Fur: Vintage / Wedding Shoes: Bare Traps via DSW / Hair Accessory: Fine & Fleurie / Hair and Makeup: Kate Nova / Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang Black / Groom’s Shoes: Aston Grey / Groom’s Cuff Links: One Forty Five / Officiant: Pastor Jon Needham / Wedding Invitations, Programs, and all wedding signs: Kinfellow Design

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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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Hot Pink Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Samantha Cabrera

Alisa Lewis Event Design created this time a bright and airy tablescape with hot pink and sequins. Packed with lots of easy do-it-yourself tips, these photos by Samantha Cabrera are full of ideas for a modern wedding. Read on below for some DIY tips by Alisa!

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Balloon Tassels
DIY balloon tassels

Supplies:

2-4 sheets of (gift wrapping) tissue paper, in different shades of pink
Ribbon
Silver streamers
Hot glue gun

Step 1. Cut the tissue paper and streamer into strips, leaving one end of all the strips connected with a 1/2in-1in boarder.
Step 2. Cut the ribbon to the length of the balloon strand, or the length you want the balloon to be hung at. Tie it to the balloon.
Step 3. Wrap and glue on the connected boarders of the strips to the ribbon, layering them slightly, to provide different lengths. The tassels only need to cover about a foot of the ribbon below the balloon.


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DIY rose ice cubes

Supplies:

Ice cube tray
Fresh Mini roses, color of choice
Scissors
Water

Step 1. Cut at the very top of the stems, just beneath the rose buds. Rinse in cool water.
Step 2. Place the roses in the ice cube tray, facing down, and fill with distilled water half way. Put in freezer and wait.
Step 3. Once they are mostly frozen, fill the water up the rest of the way. The roses will shift while freezing. So in order to keep the tops of them where you can see them (when finished) filling the water half way, letting them freeze, then filling the rest of the way will help keep them in place.
Step 4. Once completely frozen, pop them out of the tray, and place them in glasses, pitchers, or in a wine bucket.

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Venue: The White Room / Event Stylist: Alisa Lewis Event Design / Photographer: Samantha Cabrera / Dress: The Dress Theory, Blush by Sarah Seven / Model: Alissa Pegram / Hair: Camille Schmidt / Make Up: Julie Farley of the Make Up Studio / Manicure: Pedi and Polish / Florals: Garden of Eden / Desserts: Batch Bakeshop / Food: Feast Catering / Accessories: Emici Bridal / Paper Goods: Katie Linder

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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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Seattle Ballroom Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Andria Lindquist

Editing down the number of images for today’s wedding was no small task, let me tell you. Every single image from Andria Lindquist is such a beautiful sight to see! Blakeley and Matt married in Seattle’s The Arctic Club, which is a showstopper of a venue if I’ve ever seen one. Just wait until you see the ballroom for their reception space!

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From the bride, Blakely: My inspiration was from my love and appreciation of classy, regal, timeless elegance of the 1920’s. However, I wanted to spice it up with the excitement of glamorous sequins and beading, giving the regal theme some personality and fun.

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My favorite moment of the entire day was peaking into the ceremony room with my future husband once it had been completely finished. We were both completely awe struck and overtook with tears. We couldn’t speak; we just looked at each other with our hearts full and soaking wet faces.

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Any advice to future brides planning their weddings now? Whenever a decision comes up, just go with your gut feeling and then stick with it and feel great about it. It’s not about how others would do it, or what other people think, it’s YOUR day and YOU should enjoy it. I believe most of the reason I enjoyed the process so much was because I was excited about each decision I made, and then I stuck with it so my stress level was usually low.

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Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Andria Lindquist / Second Shooter: Phil Chester / Floral Design: Stacy Anderson / Event Coordinator: Stephanie Solomon Event Planning
/ Wedding Venue and Caterer: The Arctic Club / Wedding Dresses: Sarah Seven via The Dress Theory / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nordstrom / Groom’s Attire: Wall Street Custom Clothiers / Wedding Cakes: New Renaissance and Simply Desserts Seattle / DJ: YourSongDJ / Linen: La Tavola Linen

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Basic Invite Wedding Invitations

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

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

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The Wedding Pie: Jessica + Terry

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Jessica and Terry’s beautiful Seattle Fall wedding was featured a few months back. I’m wondering if the bride’s contagious smile has anything to do with how great the wedding turned out and how much money they saved!

The Wedding Pie: Jessica + Terry

Budget Breakdown:

[expand]Food: $5000
Photography: $3300
Attire/Accessories: $2400
Venue: $900
Invitations/Decor/DIYs: $250
Flowers: $60

From the bride, Jessica: I’m always on the hunt for a good deal! If your funds are limited, call on your creative friends! Invite them over for lunch and wedding crafting. Be gracious and respectful of their time and chances are they will be more than willing to help with any projects. Also, shop ahead for decor and attire. Check sample sales for dresses and search thrift stores and online for second hand decor or clearance paper goods. Every dollar adds up, so even saving $20 here and there matters. We DIYed our invitations, guest book, ceremony backdrop, flowers and some decor. We love to create and our projects saved us money.

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What did you splurge on? For us, wedding planning was great practice at prioritizing! I recommend setting your top three priorities as a couple. Ours were location, food, and photography. Splurge on things that will make your day more relaxing and take the stress off you, your partner, and your families!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I believe it is essential to be on the same page as your partner. Once you know where the funds will come from, like family gifts or your savings, you know what you limits are. We had savings and contributions from family to work with, and we also budgeted to put a set amount of our monthly income into the wedding fund during our engagement. We bought a house close to the wedding, so veering from our budget was out of the question! No mindless spending allowed! Plan ahead, get creative and do your research. Do loads of research to avoid sticker shock and be flexible, but realistic with your funds.

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Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Wedding Photographer: Carly Bish / Wedding Venue: Utina Wardroom / Wedding Coordinator: Emily of Manette Gracie Weddings & Events / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge La Fleur, style 161 / Bridal Cap: Twigs & Honey, style 117 / Bolero: Anthropologie / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden “I-Dreemy” / Engagement Ring: EidelPrecious / Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: H&M, Anthropologie, Macy’s / Wedding Caterer: City Catering Company / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Bride’s mother / Wedding Music: Samantha Lynn / Officiant: Ray Van Winkle / Wedding Invitations: Groom[/expand]

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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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Bright Watercolor Inspiration

Wedding Design

What is it about watercolor that’s so romantic? Every time we see the playful mix of colors, our hearts skip a beat. Angela & Evan Photography and Chesney of All the Flutter bring us this utterly inspiring styled shoot with both pastel and rich, bright tones that make us oh-so-excited for summer.

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From the stylist, Chesney of All the Flutter: As a lover of all colors, I’d imagined doing a watercolor themed shoot for some time. Watercolors can be romantic and fun, and I knew there would be endless ways of using various colors. I really wanted the focus to be on the colors… both washed out and bold tones. Instead of flowers being the focus, we filled vintage glass bottles with different colored water. This along with the sea of flowers overhead, created a romantic but relaxed setting perfect for any gathering.

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I love that each place setting is also completely usable. The paints can be used along with the mini canvases provided to each dinner guest for an extra fun activity. Each place mat and setting is hand painted and the rich gold toned flatware brings a pretty punch to the overall look. Our cake, which is absolutely exquisite, was carefully painted by hand as well. The table came together perfectly and could easily be used for entertaining a large wedding party or an intimate celebration.

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Being in the Pacific Northwest, it had to be the perfect time of year when the natural color palette would match such a colorful theme. Being that we live in such a beautiful part of the county, this time of year the tress are lush, cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the blue shades of the waters that surround us are exquisite! Through many painting projects & brainstorming with our amazing team, my vision came to life beyond what I expected it to be!

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Shoot Location: Seattle, WA / Photographer: Angela & Evan Photography / Event Styling: All the Flutter / Wedding Dresses: The Dress Theory / Makeup: Meghann Oliberos / Jewelry: Alvin Goldfarb / Wedding Cakes: Cake Envy and Baked Custom Cakes / Table: Seattle Farm Tables / Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

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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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