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Colorful Boho Wedding at Historic Cedarwood

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Teale Photography

Oodles of gorgeous pinks, tons of lush greenery, an inspiring bohemian ceremony backdrop, and beautiful flowers everywhere you look make this wedding from Teale Photography and Cedarwood Weddings one for the books. If anything, this wedding proves that fuchsia is nothing less than a color for all seasons!

colorful boho wedding at Historic Cedarwood - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

From the bride, Larin: We wanted to create an environment that blended rustic elegance with the organic warmth of a backyard bash. Capitalizing on the raw beauty of Cedarwood Weddings, our styling was romantic, playful, and totally us! I wanted our personal style to shine through in the details – and our guests definitely noticed! The color scheme, inspired by my bedroom pillows actually, was intended to complement the natural setting – blush to vibrant pinks, lush greenery, and mixed metals.

wedding invitation - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

bridesmaids getting ready - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

fuchsia bouquet - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding party - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

neutral metallic bridesmaid dresses - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

groom - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding portrait - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

bright pink bouquet - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood
Bouquet recipe: My bouquet was a textural masterpiece of king protea, peonies, ranunculus, roselily, varied roses, hydrangea, wax flower, seeded eucalyptus, and cascading jasmine vine. It was so heavy, but I didn’t want to put it down all night!

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

bohemian ceremony decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding ceremony - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

ceremony kiss - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

From the very beginning, I knew I wanted our altar to be a lasting artifact we could display in our home. I created this free-flowing installation to give the already beautiful backdrop a layer of depth and whimsy. The pinks and florals were perfectly juxtaposed with more masculine accents – woods, skulls, antlers, and other raw materials to create an earthy vibe. And if my husband loves anything more than me, it’s his country – insert American flag everywhere.

kraft paper seating chart - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding games - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

fuchsia centerpiece - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

wedding day vignettes - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be you and have fun with it! Enjoy making each little decision – just try to make them only once! If you’re into DIY and questioning what to take-on yourself – I urge you to commit to at least one project! Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time, and you’ll be happy you did. Give your bridesmaids the opportunity to shine! I’m so thrilled each of the girls’ dresses wove their personalities into our day. Pick a venue that you find aesthetically special, even in it barest form, to be your canvas. Cedarwood Weddings offers guests a variety of settings on one property and the effortless flow from one to the next kept guests on their toes! Offer out-of-town guests a taste of your hometown, even if it is adopted. For us that meant a historic property exuding Southern charm, a bluegrass duo in the barn cocktail hour, and late-night hot chicken bites! And, let’s not underestimate the power of Southern folklore – our buried bottle of bourbon diverted a storm! Choose an experienced team and you’ll sleep better. Entrusting my vision to one holistic team made planning a (really fun) breeze – thank you for bringing our vision to life!

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

desert inspired decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

centerpieces - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

reception chair decor - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

gold ikat wedding cake - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

cake cutting - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

Ruffled - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/colorful-boho-wedding-at-historic-cedarwood

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Old Pine,” Ben Howard
Bride’s Processional: “Tenerife Sea,” Ed Sheeran
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Loved Her First,” Heartland
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Teale Photography

Event Design, Floral Design, and Venue

Cedarwood Weddings

Wedding Dress

Claire Pettibone

Wedding Veil

Untamed Petals

Bridal Store

The Dress Theory

Wedding Shoes

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

One10

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Groomsmen Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

Chef Christopher's Catering

Wedding Cake

Patty Cakes

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians

Ben Graves and Michelle Bailey

DJ

Ian McCarty of Premier DJs of Nashville

Transportation

Matchless

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Sophisticated Science Fiction Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

The Melideos

Before I saw this wedding, I might have been a bit skeptical of a Great Gatsby meets science fiction wedding — but these images from The Melideos prove that not only can it be done, it can be done absolutely beautifully. Celestial details (like star-shaped confetti and Moon Pies for dessert) commingle with tables named after classic science fiction films, all wrapped up in a classically glam Los Angeles setting.

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

From the bride, Bianca: My husband Felix and I share an affinity for classic vintage style and movies, so we aimed for an elegant, vintage glam affair reminiscent of those ballroom scenes in black & white movies from the 30s & 40s — Old Hollywood without being too literal. Beyond that, our only requirements were that the wedding be outside with delicious food and lots of dancing. When we found Cafe Pinot, with its beautiful courtyard gardens, city skyline views and the iconic Art Deco L.A. Library as a backdrop, we knew it was the place for us. It provided the perfect modern meets vintage vibe and really echoed our aesthetic as a couple. The fact that it’s located in downtown LA, where we met, fell in love, and currently live, made it even more special.

blue wedding shoes - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding rings - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

red and pink bouquet - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding
Flower recipe: Bouquet — Black Magic and Piano roses, peonies, waxflowers, chamomile flowers, eucalyptus and myrtle. Centerpieces — Black Magic roses, spray roses, Sarah Bernhardt pink peonies, antique green hydrangea, white & red wax flowers, pink rice flowers, eucalyptus and myrtle.

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

place cards - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

escort cards - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

pets at weddings - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

I’m a writer and astrology/metaphysics nerd and Felix is a science fiction geek, so we went with a loose celestial theme — “Written in the Stars”. We named our tables after favorite science fiction movies and gave Moon Pies as favors. Color scheme was white and gold with navy blue accents. And — because my husband is Chinese — red flowers for luck. The venue didn’t require much decor, so my mom & I DIY’d all of it. She made confetti cones using pages from Arthur Miller’s autobiography “Time Bends” and gold star confetti. I painted white eyelet Chinese lanterns with gold glitter paint and inserted lights to make them look like stars in our ceremony tree, and framed vintage astronomy prints for the escort table. Our signage, programs, escort & table cards were Etsy custom designs we had printed locally. Our biggest DIY project was the flowers. My mom & I designed/arranged all the florals — except the boutonnieres. We picked up 2 carloads of flowers from the LA Flower Market and put everything together with a couple helpers. It was a lot to take on, and the money saved maybe wasn’t worth the added stress, but ultimately we were super happy and proud of what we’d accomplished together. And everyone wanted the center pieces at the end of the night!

wedding sign - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding program - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding program - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s just one day! Try not to sweat the details, be flexible, roll with the punches and let go of expectations. Everyone will have an opinion about everything — be gracious but firm in your vision. Be present and enjoy this moment in time. Also — invitations get thrown away! You need trees more than museum board. Trust me.

science fiction themed centerpiece - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding reception - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

gold cake topper - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

wedding cake - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

romantic rooftop wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

sophisticated science fiction wedding - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

first dance - photo by The Melideos http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-science-fiction-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “‘Til Kingdom Come,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Sweet Disposition,” The Temper Trap
During cocktails and dinner: classic jazz standards — Sinatra, Dean Martin, Etta James, etc.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

The Melideos

Venue

Cafe Pinot

Wedding Dress

Liancarlo

Bridal Store

Lovella Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Headpiece

Jennifer Behr for J Crew

Hair and Makeup

Janet Miranda, BeNyla Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses

Badgley Mischka

Tuxedo

J.Crew

Wedding Cake

Whisk Gluten-Free Bakery

DJ

Kristine "DJ Puffs" Ono

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Signage, Programs, and Escort Cards

Paper Street Press

Winona Lake Elopement

Elopements

Photos by:

Colagrossi Studio

As we slowly shift gears to cozying up for Fall, this elopement from our very own Amy’s sister is the perfect way to kickstart our Fall weddings. When you come across an elopement this sweet, it can be pretty tempting to throw away all of your seating plans and spend your wedding day with just your honey like Chloe and Evan chose to do with their adorable baby. One of the few witnesses of their nuptials was Colagrossi Studio, who was there to record all of the day’s sweetness for posterity.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

From the bride, Chloe: I was interested in a vintage styled wedding with a rustic feel. It was important for me to keep things simple and elegant, yet fun. Some adjectives that describe the look of my wedding would be rustic, vintage, woodsy, bohemian, and elegant. There wasn’t necessarily a color scheme, but I did incorporate soft, blush pinks into both my flowers and high-heels. Most of the wedding was DIY, from my floral headband to the ceremonial arch decor. We made a bohemian-styled tent from multicolored blankets that draped over tree branches, along with several decorative paper projects.

pink wedding shoes - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

bride getting ready - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

groom looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

balloon first looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

first looks - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement
Flower recipe: Spray roses, echinacea pods, billy balls, lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, overtime babies breath, waxflower.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

elopement processional - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

wedding ceremony - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

wedding ceremony recessional - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

bridal cover ups - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? There are so many decisions to be made when planning your wedding, so remember to take a deep breath and slow down when you need to. The ultimate goal of your wedding should be to enjoy yourselves, each other’s company, and to celebrate the love that the two of you share.

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

picnic wedding ideas - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

elopement inspiration - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

picnic wedding ideas - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

newlyweds with cupcakes - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement

Winona Lake elopement - photo by Colagrossi Studios http://ruffledblog.com/winona-lake-elopement


View all images from this elopement in the gallery

Wedding Music:
“I Will Follow You into the Dark,” Bright Eyes
“First Day of My Life,” Bright Eye s(this was the song that we walked out into the field while played by Corey Drake on the guitar)
“Such Great Heights,” Postal Service
“You and I,” Wilco

Colagrossi Studios also made a video – take a quick minute or two to watch it:

Wedding Location: Winona Lake, IN / Photographer and Videographer: Colagrossi Studio / Florist: Stephanie Morris of Creative Floral Designs / Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini via David’s Bridal / Desserts: Betty’s Cake Shop / Musician: Corey Drake, guitar

Belgenny Farm Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Willow & Co.

Whenever I see a wedding with a pastel color palette, it seems to immediately calm me down. There’s something about muted shades of pink, purple, and yellow that just instantly relaxes you, don’t you agree? With Red Poppies taking care of the floral arrangements and Willow & Co. behind the camera, it’s little wonder how Laura and Zachary’s wedding turned out as beautiful as it did.

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

From the bride, Laura: We wanted our wedding to have a relaxed feel and be more like a big family dinner rather than an event! We chose our reception location because it was in a big granary which gave us the country, rustic style that we love. We wanted to keep a few traditional elements as well as some modern ones like our semi-naked cake made by our good friend Holly. We kept the colours to soft pastels and lots of white with soft light to keep it romantic. And I just wanted as many fairy lights as possible!

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bride and pets - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

white wedding bouquet - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding
Bouquet recipe: White, ivory and antique roses, lisianthus, freesias, wax flowers, hyacinths, David Austin roses and sandy ivory “sahara” roses. We also went to the flower markets the morning before the wedding to pick up blushing brides and extra roses in antique.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Our colour scheme included lots of white and soft pastel colours in the floral arrangements including white and ivory, champagne, antique and caramel. Luckily we have some very creative family members. My mum hand wrote the table seating arrangements and all of the menus on little paper bags that we popped a baguette in from Luxe Bakery. She also decorated the flower jars that we collected from various second hand and op-shops. Zachary’s mum hand made the twine lanterns by wrapping white twine soaked in glue around a balloon and then popping the balloon once the glue dried. She also made the hanging jars with the fairy lights inside. Zachary’s sister made the candle bonbonniere from glasses she collected from second-hand and op-shops. My dad handmade the table numbers and our good friend Holly made the semi-naked cake which was caramel mud with chocolate ganache and honeycomb layers. We also ordered boxes of Saxby’s soft drinks in every flavour to toast with instead of champagne since I was becoming the newest member of the Saxby family.

bride and groom - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

place card ideas - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

small rose centerpieces - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Enlist as much help from family and friends as possible but make sure you give as much direction and clarity of ideas as possibly to ensure you get what you want. 2. Get creative because it saves you money, is fun if you are well organised and don’t leave it to the last minute and the personal touches will be very well received. 3. Remember that it is yours and your partners wedding and make choices that best reflect you and how you want the day to be.

newlywed toast - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

rustic menu signs - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

newlyweds cutting cake - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding

Belgenny Farm wedding - photo by Willow and Co http://rufflebdlog.com/belgenny-farm-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon performed by Zach’s cousins on string instruments
Signing of the Registry: “Arithmetic,” Brooke Fraser
Recessional: “I Got You,” Duke Dumont
First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontange

Wedding Location: Camden, Sydney, Australia / Photographer: Willow & Co. / Florist: Penny Redmond of Red Poppies / Ceremony Venue: St John’s Church / Reception Venue and Caterer: Belgenny Farm / Wedding Dress: Pronovias “Laherie” via Marry Me Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Diana Ferrari / Rings: Karen Deakin Antique Jewellery / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Truese – Premonition, Gabriella and Bella in ‘tearose’ / Groom’s Suit: Ron Bennett / Wedding Cake: Holly Sylvester / DJ: Wedding DJ Hire / Wedding Invitations: Paper and Stuff / Transportation: Mark 4 Jaguars via Classic Bridal Cars

Elandra Resort Wedding

Beach Weddings

If you’ve been following Ruffled for a while, then you know how we feel about Australian beach weddings. If not, let me clue you in – we’re completely and utterly obsessed. This wedding from David Campbell Imagery and Jenny Rick is no different, with its tropical floral design and modern poolside reception. Prepare to get a little obsessed, too!

Elandra Resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

From the bride, Tegan: I have always wanted a unique and colorful wedding style for our day, filled with bright blooms and fabulous stationary and there was always going to be lanterns! The Elandra was already wonderfully styled and it is very hard to compete with the spectacular view so I didn’t want to go overboard with decorations but at the same time wanted to embrace the tropical landscape. The theming started with the invitation suite a close friend of the family designed for us. Modern, tropical with a slight Moroccan feel to fit in with the Elandra’s décor. I loved putting together each element of the invitations, designing the menus, placecards and favor boxes, utilizing Etsy at every turn!

wedding shoes - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

beaded wedding gowns - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

beaded wedding gown - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical bouquets - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding
Flower recipe: Proteas, sea holly, geraldton wax flowers, blue gum, hot pink clustar gem roses, rusty red chrysies.

bridal fashion - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical bouquets - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

tropical wedding bouquet - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be open for change on the day, I soon found out no matter how much planning prior something ‘may’ go wrong but at the end of the day it does not matter, it will be an amazing day no matter what as you are surrounded by your family & friends celebrating your love.

poolside wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

wedding portraits - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

summer wedding ideas - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

place settings - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

poolside wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

modern wedding receptions - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Australia resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

cake toppers - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding

Elandra Resort wedding - photo by David Campbell Imagery http://ruffledblog.com/elandra-resort-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “1000 Years,” Voyce Avenue
Signing of the Register: “Love Love Love,” Avalanche City
Recessional: “Best Day of my Life,” American Authors
Reception Entrance: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Cake Cutting: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
First Dance: “The Wedding Song,” Angus and Julia Stone
Exit Song: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Wedding Location: Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia / Photographer: David Campbell Imagery / Event Design and Flowers: Jenny Rick / Venue and Caterer: Elandra Resort / Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Wedding Shoes: Alejandro Ingelmo via Saks Fifth Avenue / Jewelry: Helena Noelle / Bridesmaids’ Dresses : Dillard’s, ASOS, Couture Candy / Groom’s Suit: Swarv Menswear / Wedding Cake: Cairns Wedding Cakes / Entertainment: Mark Jennings of Ace Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Gael Borg

Philadelphia Estate Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

The More We See

If this Philadelphia wedding isn’t the height of intimate elegance, we don’t know what is. Emily and Edith hosted their beautiful nuptials at Cliveden, an estate overflowing with natural beauty and lush scenery. Thanks to The More We See for capturing all of the lovely details!

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

From the brides, Emily and Edith: We wanted the wedding to feel elegant and intimate. Having delicious food and great music were our top priorities. We also aimed to have a very locally sourced wedding and found wonderful Philadelphia area vendors to partner with. At the time of our wedding, same-sex marriage was not yet legal in Pennsylvania. We had a small legal ceremony on April 27 with our immediate family in New Jersey. What we called our “real wedding” was on May 17 with a larger but still intimate crowd where we exchanged vows and rings. It was important to us that we celebrated our love in front of our family and friends in the city where we met, fell in love and call home.

whimsical wedding invitations - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

wedding details - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

single flower bouquets - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Flower recipe: Blue thistle, lavender lilac, blush spray rose (“Bombastic”), white astilbe, purple waxflower, snowball viburnum (green), salmon matsumoto aster, fresh lavender, ranunculus (range of colors from blush to salmon), blush/white peonies, Chablis spray roses, hosta leaves, and rhododendron.

wedding ceremony - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

garden wedding ceremony - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

The wedding color scheme was green. We were married in May so the trees at Cliveden were a lovely new-leaf green and we wanted to play off that color. We both love nature so we wanted the wedding to feel as outdoorsy as possible. The ceremony was outside, the cocktail hour in the grass and we had a clear topped tent so guests could even be among the trees at the reception. For the favors, Emily made Christmas Crackers for each guest to pop after the toasts. They were stuffed with paper crowns, salt caramels that Emily made and riddles that Edith put together representing the Balentine Ale caps of the beer her dad liked to drink. Emily’s dad and grandmother made Spirytus – a family tradition of polish vodka cut with honey. This was used instead of a champagne toast. Edith’s sister made a gluten free the cake, which was used for the cake cutting. Emily’s sister made props for the photoboth and her dad made lawn games. Edith’s college friend sang during the ceremony.

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

wedding signs - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay organized from the beginning! We had multiple spreadsheets to track guests, payments and projects which helped us keep sane throughout the process. Pick vendors that you like and enjoy working with. We had a great team around us which made the planning a lot of fun and the wedding amazing. If you can, have your wedding close to home. We could have done the wedding in a state where it was legal but it was a huge benefit during the planning process to live a few miles away from most of our vendors and location.

backyard weddings - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

botanical inspired weddings - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

place settings - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: Over the Rainbow
Ceremony: “Heavenly Day,” Patti Griffin (sung by our friend Carly Walker)
First Dance: “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding
Dad/Brother Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
Cake Cutting: “Ice Cream,” Sarah McLachlan
Last Dance: “Feel So Close,” Calvin Harris
Sparkler Send-off: “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien,” Edith Piaf

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: The More We See / Florist: DIY by Emily’s mom, sourced through Falls Flowers / Event Planning and Catering: Birchtree Catering / Venue: Cliveden / Wedding Dresses: Maggie Sottero via Bijou Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Edith – Volume Hair Studio; Emily – Follicles Hair Design Center / Wedding Cake: Stocks Bakery and Edith’s sister / Ice Cream: Weckerly’s Ice Cream / DJ: No Macarena / Officiant: Bob Pileggi of Journeys of the Heart / Wedding Invitations: Our friend Chris Beck designed and produced the invitations / Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works

Levyland Estate Wedding

DIY Weddings

We are oh-so-excited to bring you this wedding from Mandilynn Photography, Salt Creative Co., and CozyPosies, with its abundance of personal touches and DIY details. Oh, and you see that fantastic “you’re my greatest adventure” sign? It’s up for grabs in Recycle Your Wedding, so make sure you check it out!

Levyland Estate wedding - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

From the bride, Lindsey: Tradition, it is something that we thought about with good intentions. When we first got engaged it was all — Which song will we walk down the aisle to? Will we get married in the church his parents did? What will be my something old, something new and something blue? Chris and I gave these traditional thoughts an enormous effort, but just a few weeks in to being engaged we simply gave up. We made a very early decision to throw all “tradition” out the window. In making this decision and speaking it out loud to family and friends, something amazing happened. No one had make or break demands or expectations! We were left to plan a celebration that was utterly and completely us. Fast forward to the week of our wedding. We are in Palm Springs, at my parents house organizing bolts of burlap, DIY table numbers, hand-painted directional signs, crafted paper mobiles and shapes, hand-etched glasses, hand-sewed napkins in different geometric patterns, programs and menus (designed by myself), props we had collected, 100 14″ platters (that we had to buy in order to serve our menu family style), etc into boxes with photographs of their contents, itemized lists and renderings taped to the outside. On top of all that we are packing my parents entire outdoor living room into an 18′ U-Haul and driving 2 hours west to Carlsbad.

geometric paper goods - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

bouquet wrap ideas - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

spring bouquet - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Pink peonies, white ranunculus, blush spray roses, coral dahlias, billy balls, mini succulents, viburnum, green hypericum, dusty miller, and wax flower (pink & white) wrapped with burlap, lace and twine.

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

ceremony tradition ideas - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

We arrived in Carlsbad with what felt like (and very well might have been) an entire 2 bedroom apartment. Fortunate for us, Levyland Estate was ours for the entire week. We choose Levyland Estate in Carlsbad for two reasons. The first being I wanted a garden wedding and my fiancé a beach wedding. Marriage is about compromise right? The second reason was I wanted to choose my vendors and most importantly not have a 11 pm shut down time. The week at Levyland Estate was a tad un-traditional. We took the “engagement photos” we didn’t deem necessary for anything, but to have some really nice photos of ourselves. We went on a craft beer tour the day before our wedding with 25 of our closest friends and family members, including my 87 year old grandma and great aunt. The week was perfect and the weather was so typically Southern California.

Levyland Estate wedding - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

groom looks - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

Levyland Estate wedding - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

We kicked off the night, not with a reception line or a grand entrance, but with my family of 4 and Chris’ family of 4 (bridal party + parents) walking around to each table (8 people) and giving cheers to all of guests. A perfect sentiment for us as all of them were holding the the glasses that we had hand-etched with “cheers” in six different languages, the Thanksgiving before. The cheers brought a roar to each table and an excitement from the ones to come. As we finished the last cheers, the dinner began to be served. The gastro-truck caterer I choose to fulfill my dreams of a family style meal, knocked it out of the park. Guests dug in like they would at home. Holding platters for one another, serving the heavy entrees to each person before themselves with “oohs” and “ahhs” after every bite.

chair back ideas - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

escort card inspiration - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

Carlsbad wedding - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

Levyland Estate wedding - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

With dinner coming to a close the slow motion video booth became an instant hit. We threw decks of cards in the air, pop balloons with hand folded paper, punches were thrown, hair was tossed and kisses were had. We skipped all traditional dances, first dance included, and started the dancing off by inviting our families to hit the dance floor together. Our craft beer was drunk, the dessert table of cupcakes and signature smore’s was devoured and to top the night off guests enjoyed a taco cart complete with hand-made tortillas. The party continued late into the night with absolutely no cut off time and Chris & I went to bed early in the morning — simply glowing. It was ultimately a celebration for the books.

place settings - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

modern wedding tablescapes - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

paper goods - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

dessert bar ideas - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. From the VERY beginning decide on the 3 things that are most important to each of you. For me it was food, venue and freedom — to choose any vendor I wanted. For Chris, it was to write the ceremony & vows ourselves, to have some photos taken on the beach and the alcohol. Then we went to each family and ask if they had any expectations or musts that you should consider when planning. For our families it was that my mother wanted to give me away with my father, my dad wanted to give his speech/toast first. Having these conversations and voicing the things that are most important to you before you get too deep into the planning is crucial. 2. This was a request from my father that I think I will tell every bride that is planning a wedding. Choose 3 words that you want to show up on your wedding day. For me I choose relaxed, organized and flippin’ fun. With those words in mind I planned every minor detail and executed a fantastic wedding.

wedding paper goods - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

wood wedding signs - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding

Levyland Estate wedding - photo by Mandi Lynn Photography http://ruffledblog.com/levyland-estate-wedding


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Wedding Music:
I think this was one of the hardest decisions when planning this wedding. I must have listened to 1000 songs and searched, what felt like the entire web, for things that made sense. We didn’t have any first dances or father/daughter dances so I was one hundred percent focused on the ceremony and here is what came out of it…
Guest Seating: “If Not For You,” Bob Dylan; “Better Together,” Jack Johnson; “Yours Forever,” Generationals; “I Found You,” Alabama Shakes; “On Top of the World,” Imagine Dragons; “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers; “I Would Do Anything For You,” Foster the People; “Flower in Your Hair,” The Lumineers
Groom’s Processional: “Saw You First,” Givers
Bride’s Processional: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
Recessional: “You Make Me,” Avicii

Wedding Location: Carlsbad, CA / Photographer: Mandilynn Photography / Event Design and Planning: Bride / Day-Of Coordination: Salt Creative Co. / Flowers: CozyPosies / Venue: Levyland Estate / Wedding Dress: BHLDN “Laverne” / Bride’s Earrings and Hairpiece: BHLDN / Bride and Maid of Honor’s Shoes: Rainbow Factory / Maid of Honor’s Dress: Two Birds / Maid of Honor’s Jewelry: BaubleBar / Hair and Makeup: Swell Beauty / Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Bamboo Sunglasses: Shades of Bamboo / Caterer: The Vetted Table, A MIHO Experience / Taco Cart: San Diego Taco Company / Cupcakes: Pure Cupcakes / Bartending: ForReal Bartenders / Tables, Arch, Bar, Belly Bars: Farm Tables & More / Chair Rentals: Abbey Rentals / Slow Motion Video: Footprint Films / Wedding Invitations and Stationery: Bride / VW Bus: Family Friend’s Restored VW Bus

Ralph Lauren Inspired Shoot

Wedding Design

We can always count on Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography to bring some serious sophistication to the wedding world. Today’s styled shoot, put together by Fête Studio with flowers from Anthomanic, seamlessly blends equestrian-inspired style with farm elegance for a look that’s reminiscent of archetypal Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

From the event stylists, Fête Studio: For this Ralph Lauren inspired style shoot, we wanted to capture the designer’s unique talent for creating a style that looks simultaneously aristocratic and naturally elegant. Inspired by the crisp whites, dusty lilacs, powdery pinks and dove grays of Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2014 collection, the color palette set a romantic tone to complement the classic beauty of Mount Ida Farm in Charlottesville, VA. Then, to create a more dramatic look, we added accents of burgundy and navy and lots of texture, including plaid linens, wooden details, a long table garland, feathers, and a grand bridal bouquet of lisianthus, scabiosa and waxflowers.

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

feather boutonnieres - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

tulle wedding dress - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

tablescape inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

red flower bouquet - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

equestrian wedding ideas - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

farm wedding ceremony - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

elegant reception tables - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

romantic film photography - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

greenery table runners - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

farm wedding inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot
Equestrian inspired wedding - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Paying homage to Ralph Lauren’s equestrian flair, we dressed our bride in a second look with a black blazer, top hat and riding boots to pose with her husband and the magnificent Clydesdale horses in a field overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. We sought to craft fall wedding inspiration that exudes timelessness with a touch of drama, a nod to Ralph Lauren’s iconic brand.

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Ralph Lauren inspired wedding - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

fainting couch rentals - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

tablescape inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot

Ralph Lauren inspired shoot - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/ralph-lauren-inspired-shoot


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Don’t miss the behind the scenes video from Shaking Hands Productions, shot on 16mm film with a gorgeous result:

Shoot Location: Charlottesville, VA / Photographer: Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography / Event Planning and Styling: Fête Studio / Flowers: Anthomanic / Venue: Mount Ida Farm / Wedding Dresses, Veil, Bridesmaid Dresses and Bridal Jewelry: Bella Rosa / Bridesmaid Jewelry: J. Crew / Hair: Welsy Mourino of ELLE Style Studio / Makeup: Natalie Gordon and LaCretia Baskfield of Avenue 42 / Mini Hat: Two Back Flats / Linen And Tablescape Rentals: DC Rental / Furniture, Bar + Altar Rentals, and Top Hat: Paisley & Jade / Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions / Wedding Invitations: ‘ello Paper

Woodland Park Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Rachel Havel

Ooh-wee, this wedding. Just one look at their sweetheart table backdrop, and we were in love. Bride Rachel made pinwheels the central focus of her wedding in honor of her nephew, and we have to say the design worked out perfectly. Thanks to Rachel Havel and Platte Floral for your work on this one!

Woodland Park wedding - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: For our wedding I envisioned something very whimsical, vintage, and rustic. Pinwheels were a big part of the theme. They are my nephew’s favorite and I didn’t think he would be able to make it, so I wanted to incorporate him. (Thankfully he made it — he is the little guy with suspenders.) It was all about the details.

bride getting ready - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

heart wedding invitations - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

wedding accessories - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

low bun bridal hair - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

pinwheel wedding decor - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

wedding flower bouquet - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding
Flower recipe: My bouquet contained white peonies, pink ranunculus, pink waxflower, and yellow button. For the centerpieces we had a mix of white yellow and pink flowers including snapdragons. For the bridesmaids bouquets they had hydrangea. All of the bouquets and boutonnieres had hand made pinwheels in them.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

bridesmaid dress backs - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

We had one pinwheel for each guest, we had them as centerpieces hanging from the ceiling, we had them on the curtain behind the head table as a back drop, we had 12 4-foot tall working metal pin wheels for the ceremony. Most of our wedding was DIY — my mother hand made every napkin, the runner, we made every pinwheel by hand, my dad hand made and welded each metal pinwheel, he also made a stand for the doors I walked through down the aisle, we made our cake stand, we made all of the table runners, we made all the chair ties, my mother and I made the belt on my dress, we made all of the frames with family couples pictures that were sitting on my great grandmother’s pie chest; our whole wedding was DIY. I definitely became a pinwheel pro after making 600 of them! My family worked so hard to make this wedding everything I dreamed of and I am so thankful!

Woodland Park wedding - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

pink hydrangea bouquet - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

vintage wedding photos - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

window seating charts - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

rustic barn weddings - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

rustic place setting - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

Woodland Park wedding - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

fabric wedding banners - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I would definitely say don’t plan too much, don’t stress out too much about all the details just remember what really matters is that you are marrying the love of your life!

bow tie place setting - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

rustic wedding inspiration - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

Woodland Park wedding - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

bundt wedding cake - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

vintage inspired weddings - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

cake tower - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding

newlyweds dancing - photo by Rachel Havel http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-park-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Newlywed Entrance: “Happy,” Pharrell
First Dance: “Boat Song,” JJ Heller
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts (it was hard to find a song for this dance, but this one was perfect!)
Mother/Daughter Dance: “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies,” Beyonce
Reception Exit: “Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton

From the photographer, Rachel Havel: This gorgeous wedding was only possible with the help and hands of the bride and her family’s DIY commitment. They spent a year making hundreds of pinwheels by hand. The bride’s father welded metal pinwheels and created the doors to the ceremony aisle. They sewed the napkins, seat pads for the benches, and even the bride’s belt she wore on the wedding day. It was so tastefully done and beautiful and all the details came together so nicely. Beyond that, Rachel & Chris are high school sweetheart and so madly in love with each other. Their love was the main focus on their wedding day and it was apparent. They were such a joy to be around and celebrate as they entered into marriage.

Wedding Location: Woodland Park, CO / Photographer: Rachel Havel / Event Planning: Patricia Miller (rockymtnmillers @ msn.com) / Floral Design: Platte Floral / Venue: The Barn at Casey’s / Wedding Dress and Headband: Danelle’s Bridal / Wedding Dress Alterations: Alterations and Custom Sewing by Grace Bloom / Bridal Belt: Patricia Miller (rockymtnmillers @ msn.com) / Bride’s Earrings: Helzberg Diamonds / Hair: Suzanne Coffy / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Kohl’s / Groom’s Bow Tie and Cufflinks: Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s Watch: Dillards / Caterer: Famous Dave’s / Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / DJ – Chase Demelio (chase.demelio @ gmail.com) / Wedding Invitations: Shutterfly

New Year’s Eve Cleveland Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Suzuran Photography

Where do I even begin with this wedding? Rachel and Jeff wanted their wedding to be “vintage with a modern twist,” and brought in just the right amount of gold and Art Deco influence to carry out their dream. They found the absolute ideal location for their vision in Cleveland’s The Arcade, which is so beyond gorgeous and steeped in history that it has its own place on the National Register of Historic Places. With Suzuran Photography behind the camera and Lisa Daniel Floral Design in control of the stunning flowers, this is a wedding Daisy Buchanan would surely envy.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: We envisioned a wedding that was vintage with a modern twist. The venue alone is spectacular so I made sure not to take away from that. The Arcade is a classic since 1890 and was one of the first large-scale indoor mercantile center in the United States. It was the first building in Cleveland and the 9th in the country to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its elegant grandeur was the reason for choosing a New Year’s Eve wedding. So after picking a venue with such beautiful architectural details full of history and securing our New Year’s Eve date, I envisioned a party rich in glitz, glam and all things that sparkle. I went to school for merchandising and have a love for all things vintage so there was a ton of fun had when stylizing the details. I chose items/decorations I knew I could use as accessories in my house after the wedding. There were even a few unsuccessful times when Jeff tried to talk me out of taking pieces from our home to use as stylized items for the wedding.

New Year's weddings - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

unique reception gowns - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

lace wedding gowns - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

new years eve weddings - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

metallic wedding accessories - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

pink succulent bouquets - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Light pink/peach/white tulips, brunia berries, pink proteas, seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, sage, white ranunculus, champagne roses, garden roses (light pinks and peaches), spray roses, air plants, succulents, white stock, peach, light pink peonies, waxflower, anemones.


New Year's Eve cleveland wedding - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

As for a color scheme, I’ve also been pretty obsessed with anything gold for the past few years so I knew that was an absolute must. Other than that, I told my bridesmaids that I wanted them to wear all different dresses and to envision a glitzed out New Year’s Eve, over-the-top kind of party full of texture, sequins and glitter. I gave them a few inspirational photos to run with along with my pinterest board but of course had the final say. Oh, did I forget to mention that I planned everything from sunny South Florida? Since I couldn’t be home in Ohio to go dress shopping with my girls, I figured this would be easier to let them pick out a dress they’d actually wear again. Thank goodness for technology! When it came down to seeing them all together in their dresses the day of the wedding, I couldn’t have envisioned it better.

nighttime wedding ceremonies - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

ceremony arrows - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

nighttime wedding ceremony - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

glam wedding ceremony - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

unique ceremony venues - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

New Year's Eve cleveland wedding - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

hanging sign garlands - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

I bought all of my bridesmaids vintage hankies and stitched “no ugly crying” on them. My mother and grandmas got “I love you” ones. Mom helped with a lot. She found the large alarm clock neon and removed the old diner looking photo with an engagement photo of Jeff and I done by Sondra Kelly at NE Meadow Studio (not sure if you need any of these photos or not) and then proceeded to slathered it in gold paint. I gave her inspiration photos and ideas and she ran with it. She made the “Pop, Fizz, Clink” sign along with the “Happy New Year” sign. Then lastly the fun glittery gold arrows that pointed guests in the right direction. My mom enlisted my brother-in-law’s artsy brother to make the Arcade/Rachel and Jeff’s New Year’s Eve Wedding sign as well. He did it by hand after looking at our wedding invitation.

newlyweds enter reception - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

art deco wedding sign - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

art deco reception - photo by Suzuran Photography http://ruffledblog.com/new-years-eve-cleveland-wedding

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay true to who you are. One of the greatest compliments I received was about how the wedding was so “Jeff and Rachel”. Having said that, as you are planning the wedding of your dreams, flash forward 30 plus years and ask yourself the tough question, am I going to like that aspect or look back and think what was I thinking? Also, don’t be afraid to use everyday, household items to help stylize your big day. It should be an inviting environment that spews “Jeff and Rachel” or “Mary and Joseph” or whomever you may be!

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Arrival of Birds and Transformation,” Cinematic Orchestra
Recessional: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” The Beach Boys
Bride/Groom Entrance: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” Wham
First Dance: “Oceans,” Hillsong United
Cake Cutting: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” Ella Fitzgerald
Garter Toss: “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer
Bouquet Toss: “Settle Down,” No Doubt

Wedding Location: Cleveland, OH / Photographer: Suzuran Photography / Flowers: Lisa Daniel Floral Design / Wedding Venue: The Arcade / Wedding Dress: Anna Maier via Chic Parisien, Coral Gables, FL / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Earrings: Kate Spade / Cocktail Ring and Hair Brooch: Henri Bendel / Reception Dress: A 1950s dress I found at a high end vintage consignment store in Boca Raton, FL. I never anticipated changing out of my beautiful wedding dress, however I went to the store looking for a shower/rehearsal dinner dress and the owner wouldn’t let me leave without trying it on after explaining to her that I was getting married on New Year’s Eve. It fit me like a glove and the rest was history. / Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse, Black by Vera Wang / DJ: DJ Larry / Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates: DIY and then sent off to a local printer

Flower Guide by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates

Flower Guide, Wedding Design

Photos by:

Alea Moore

Our flower guide today brought by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates is shining the light on large blooms. We all love coral charm peonies, but even more reason to love is that large flowers are a great bang for your bouquet buck. You can use use them mixed with more budget-friendly fillers and flowers, and it always look gorgeous in a mixed bouquet!

large wedding flowers
Vase:
Coral Charm Peony
Campanella Garden rose
Queen Anne’s Lace
Hypericum berry
Apple tree branches

Flower Guide by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates // via ruffledblog.com
large wedding flowers
Flower Guide by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates // via ruffledblog.com
large wedding flowers

Crown:
Sarah Bernhardt Peony
Ranunculus
Waxflower
Flower Guide by Alea Moore Photography and Boukates // via ruffledblog.com
large wedding flowers

Bouquet:
Coral charm peony
Chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace

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Location: The Briarcliff Mansion, Atlanta, GA / Photography: Alea Moore Photography / Flowers: Boukates / Make-up: Andrea Carter / Bridal Salon: Kelly’s Closet Wedding Dresses: Claire Pettibone Madeline, Reem Acra Goddess, Elizabeth Fillmore Isabella, Jenny Packham Freesia, Jenny Yoo Monarch with Addison Lace Top , Lian Carlo style 5844, Gabriel Collective veil

Sweet Summer Florals by Janie Medley

Flower Guide

We always get a little giddy when Janie from JM Flora has a new flower arrangement to share with us. Today we’re all about summer florals, with 3 different style bouquets to choose from, all captured by Marta Locklear Photo. Take a look at our Flower Guide for more!




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Yellow bouquet:
Orange and Yellow Ranunculus
Yellow Parrot Tulips
Queen Anne’s Lace
Bupleurum
Berzelia Berries
Billy Balls


Summer Florals
Summer Florals

Burgundy bouquet:
Burgundy Ranunculus
Lilac Sweet Pea
White Veronica
Black Parrot Tulips
Waxflower

White bouquet:

Red and White Ranunculus
Red/White Parrot Tulips
Waxflower
Brunia


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How adorable are the floral crown and little flower ring below? Can you believe that the ring is made out of ranunculus, berzelia berries and a “leaf”. So simple, so sweet. I love it.


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Floral Designer: Janie Medley / Photographer: Marta Locklear Photo / Model: Marta Lockear’s daughter

Strawberries and Gingham Bouquet Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Spring is a season that just begs to see bright and fun fabrics, so we were understandably excited to see this cheery gingham bouquet inspiration created by Karin Woodward of Haute Horticulture and shot by Annabella Charles Photography. We’re particularly fond of the hodgepodge of different flowers in varying shades of pink, and not to mention that scrumptious-looking strawberry and whipped cream cake!


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Bride’s Bouquet:
All of the above flowers:
Pink: Hydrangea, Sweet Pea, Tulips, Waxflower, Hyacinth, and includes extra Green Hellebore, Pink Jasmine Vine, Double Knock Out Roses (from my garden) in hot pink, and Honeysuckle vine.

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From the event stylist, Karin of Haute Horticulture: We took 5 “bridesmaid’s” bouquets different flowers… same colors. We then recycled them and made the “bridal” bouquet. We took Pink Gingham fabric from the local fabric store and tied a giant bow around the bouquet instead of ribbon. The fabric actually holds a big bow much better than ribbon and is super cute. We then made a cute summertime cake with whipped cream and strawberries instead of icing.

Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets

Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets

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Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets

Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets


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The Button Hole (Boutonniere) was made from Green Hellebore and Waxflower.

Wedding Vendors (Memphis, TN):

Venue: Private residence / Wedding Photographer: Annabella Charles Photography / Wedding Flowers and Event Designer: Haute Horticulture