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Shady Lane Farm Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Knowing they wanted to keep their guests comfortable above all else on their wedding day, Elise and Jeff made sure to keep everything true to themselves for an amazing celebration without any of the excess frills. With floral design by Broadturn Farm and images taken by the wonderful Emily Delamater Photography, it’s no wonder everything turned out as beautiful as it did!

Shady Lane Farm Wedding - photo by Emily Delamater Photography http://ruffledblog.com/shady-lane-farm-wedding

From the bride, Elise: Scandinavian-rustic was the look I was going for. It was very important to me to feel comfortable on the day and that our guests felt comfortable, so we stuck true to us and our every-day style. We wanted everyone to feel like the ceremony and reception reflected both of us, which made for what we believe was a warm and memorable wedding.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Emily Delamater Photography

Floral Design

Broadturn Farm

Venue

Shady Lane Farm

Wedding Dress

Watters

Bridal Store

Andrea's Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Cole Haan

Hair

Bei Capelli

Maid of Honor Dress

Anthropologie

Groom's Suit

Calvin Klein

Catering

Churchill Events

Wedding Band

Just Teachers

Wedding Invitations

Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Wedding Invitation Design and Printing

Printerette Press

Photo Booth

Andree Kehn Wedding Photography

Bohemian Wildflower Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

When it comes to bohemian design, few do it as well as Lauren Fair Photography and Oleander. For today’s styled shoot, the team dreamt up a stylish scene with not one but two fashion looks for the bride, one more classic and other a bit more retro-inspired. Of course, we have to mention the incredible floral design going on here! Just take a look for yourself:

bohemian wedding ideas - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

neutral wedding invitations - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

wildflower bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

wildflower bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

wildflower bouquet - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration
We’re wild about this bouquet tied with hand-dyed silk ribbon, and the wispy eucalyptus is a perfect touch!

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

wedding kiss - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

neutral place setting - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

organic wedding food - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

organic wedding food - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration
This display of food on a natural wood table is far too appetizing to pass up — and we love the idea of sharing fresh cheese, fruits, and veggies for guests to nosh on before dinner!

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian tent altar - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration
And of course, we adore the idea of exchanging vows in front of this twig tent! Such a beautiful backdrop idea, especially for a fall wedding.

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

pastel wedding cake - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration
bohemian wildflower wedding inspiration - photo by Lauren Fair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wildflower-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lauren Fair Photography

Design, Flowers, Styling, and Installations

Oleander

Wedding Dress

Lovely Bride

Vintage Gown

Mill Crest Vintage

Hair and Makeup

Janelle on Location

Wedding Cake and Dessert

Couture Cakery

Vintage Rentals

Maggpie Vintage Rentals

Custom Table

Wanderlust Collective

Wedding Invitations, Food Styling, and Additional Decor

Styled for Love Events

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

Intimate Ohio Wedding on a Thursday

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Henry Photography

When I think of intimate, homey weddings, this one from Henry Photography is exactly what comes to mind. Sweet details here and there, a beautiful venue, but the focus is on the love of the couple above all else. Brittany and Mark’s big day shows that weekday weddings can be just as spectacular as weekend weddings, as these pictures will attest!

intimate Ohio wedding on a Thursday - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

From the photographer, Ashley of Henry Photography: When I asked Brittany what style she was going for she said “very casual, laid-back, rustic chic… is that even a thing?” After photographing her wedding, it definitely was “a thing.” Their wedding was perfection. They wanted something intimate and casual and with their small guest list and it being on a Thursday, it was even more personal. Each detail was planned by the bride and her mom but Mark had his touch here and there. It truly was a beautiful wedding. He wore a navy suit and she wore a gorgeous gown from David’s Bridal. She accented the navy with lavender and little jars of honey were the favors; they were extra sweet!

square wedding invitation - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

wedding dress - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

all lavender bouquet - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

lavender boutonniere - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

intimate Ohio wedding on a Thursday - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

ceremony recessional - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

babys breath floral crown - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

square wedding invitation - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

honey wedding favors - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

wedding favors - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

intimate Ohio wedding on a Thursday - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? You can do a lot yourself if you want! It is important to have someone my your side each step of the way. My mom and I planned this wedding in 3 months and had an amazing time doing so. We were the wedding planners and hostesses and I would never trade that time with her for anything. Also, ENJOY THAT DAY! It goes by so so so fast and you have to cherish every moment you can.

baby's breath centerpieces - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

kraft paper goods - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

wood slice name card holders - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

wood slice name card holders - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

intimate Ohio wedding on a Thursday - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

nighttime receptions - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Magic,” Coldplay
Father/Daughter Dance: “Butterfly Kisses,” Bob Carlisle
Mother/Son Dance: “Have I Told You Lately,” Rod Stewart

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Henry Photography

Florist

The Flowerman Columbus

Venue

Rockmill Brewery

Wedding Dress

David's Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Jessica Simpson

Groom's Attire

Romanoff's Tuxedo

Catering

Gordon's Gourmet Columbus

Ice Cream

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Late fall/early winter is one of our favorite times of year for more reasons than we could ever begin to list here. Alyssa McElheny Photography and Horrocks Market put together this bohemian luxe inspired shoot in the woods, and it’s truly boho at its finest. Not only is this styled shoot a show-stopper in general, but the majority of it was handcrafted by the photographer herself, including the bride’s skirt, cakes, floral arrangements, and yarn murals.

bohemian bridesmaids - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Alyssa McElheny: As a photographer, being able to dream of and whip up and tweak and construct my own shoot was absolutely incredible. I’m realizing that wedding styling and design are huge passions of mine. Lately, I’ve been feeling especially inspired by the darkness and colors and textures of this season (fall/winter) and I wanted to create a miniature wedding based around these ideas. I’m realizing more and more that fall weddings are my absolute favorite to shoot.

pink bridal ensembles - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

colorful wedding invitations - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

wildflower bouquets - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

wild bohemian bouquets - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

lush winter bouquet - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

ceremony recessionals - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

ceremony recessionals - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

This styled shoot was dreamt up to be luxe and boho and dark (except, of course, for the blush skirt worn by the bride), with plenty of gold, rich and colorful foods, furs, and greens greens greens. I also loved hand crafting the bride’s ensemble, cakes, floral arrangements, and yarn murals.

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding details - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

reception tables - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

geometric escort cards - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

watercolor invitations - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

reception food ideas - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

cake tables - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

wedding cake tables - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

fruit topped cakes - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration

Bohemian Luxe Wedding Inspiration - photo by Alyssa McElheny Photography http://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Grand Rapids, MI / Photographer: Alyssa McElheny Photography / Flowers: Horrocks Market / Top: Nasty Gal / Skirt: Handmade / Shoes: Missguided / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS / Caterer: Marie Catrib’s / Doughnuts: Propaganda Doughnuts / Calligraphy: Carlie Penning (penningc @ spu.edu)

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

LM Weddings

English countryside weddings, we love you so. Nina and Gareth are an Australian-English couple who traveled to the groom’s home town to exchange vows in front of their loved ones. Luckily for us, Laura McCluskey of LM Weddings was there to capture it all for us to admire!

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

From the bride, Nina: We wanted a relaxed day in the countryside that represented both of our upbringings despite coming from opposite sides of the world. An English countryside setting with plenty of Australian inspired details, food and drinks as a nod to my childhood. With many overseas guests, we wanted to take the opportunity to show off Gareth’s beautiful home town during the glorious British summertime. We took inspiration from summer wildflowers with lots of blues and greens and hints of red. We also incorporated elements of the countryside with lots of wood, natural light and maps.

wedding ideas - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

bride getting ready - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English bridesmaids - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

bridesmaid shoes - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

The whole event was very DIY, and everyone’s contributions made it feel so special. There was such an overwhelming sense of excitement and love as we all set up the hall together the day before. One of my favourite memories is watching my father and my husband-to-be working together to saw the table number bases on the grass outside the hall. My cousin Arielle Gamble is an illustrator and we were incredibly lucky to have her involved with everything from the invites to the table numbers, seating chart and signage at our village hall reception. My mother and sister put together the dozens of flower centrepieces, which looked beautiful and made the hall smell amazing with all the fresh herbs. My mother lovingly collected all the linen napkins and Australiana tablecloths and brought them over with her. I made all the bunting from scraps of Liberty print fabric I had collected.

ceremony processionals - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

ceremony processional - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside
ceremony kiss - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside
ceremony kiss - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

We worked with The Meadow Garden, a small flower farm based next door to the village hall. The flowers could not have been more local! They offered us a beautiful array of seasonal, sustainable English flowers and we chose a mix of summer wildflowers that included scabiosa, poppy heads, daisies, ammi, cornflowers, snapdragons, cream roses, salvia and herbs like oregano, catmint, lavender and rosemary. I wandered around the farm the day before the wedding helping them pick a few more sweet peas that had bloomed overnight, which was a dream come true.

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding signs - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding guests - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding games - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

lace bridesmaid dresses - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English country weddings - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding receptions - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English country weddings - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Listen to your instincts and try not to get overwhelmed by the huge amount of inspiration available. Remember it’s your day and your budget and you should do what feels right for you and your partner even if it’s not traditional. Don’t be afraid to ask friends for help! We were so lucky to work with our talented friends and so many pitched in to help with djing, catering, flowers, invites etc. It was definitely a labour of love! If guests are travelling from abroad, try to organise a casual event the day after the wedding so you can make sure you spend enough time with them. The actual day will go so fast and you will be grateful for a little extra time to spend with the people that have made such an effort to be there for you even if it’s just a picnic in the park.

simple place settings - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English country wedding ideas - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

bunting cake toppers - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “England,” The National
Recessional: “Love Is Love,” Lungfish
First Dance: “This Will Be Our Year,” The Zombies
Late night singalongs: Saves The Day and Jimmy Eat World

Wedding Location: Braunston, Rutland, England / Photographer: Laura McCluskey of LM Weddings / Florist: The Meadow Garden / Ceremony Venue: Oakham Castle / Reception Venue: Braunston Village Hall / Wedding Dress: Vintage from Etsy / Reception Dress: Vintage from Etsy / Wedding Shoes: Office / Hair and Makeup: Lipstick & Curls / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Loake / Bow Tie: Liberty / Caterer: Magnus Reid and Laura Marten from Yolk Bakery / DJ: Bless (Tom Pinchard) / Wedding Invitations: Arielle Gamble

A Destination Wedding in Portugal

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Piteira Photography

You know that feeling when you fall in love with a wedding day, from the couple right down to the place settings? That’s exactly what we have here. Londoners Leah and Joao took their wedding day to Porto, Portugal – the groom’s hometown – for a destination wedding that simply takes our breath away thanks to Piteira Photography and Parque da Penha. Of course we can’t forget the bride’s Collette Dinnigan for BHLDN wedding gown, which appears to be tailor-made just for Leah.

A Destination Wedding in Portugal - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

From the bride, Leah: We had our wedding and reception in the garden outside Serralves, a modern art museum, in Porto, where Joao (the groom) is from. We chose this venue because it is less than a mile from Joao’s childhood home, it had beautiful gardens (and we knew we wanted an outdoor wedding!) and gave the guests from overseas an excuse to visit this beautiful city. When planning the wedding, our key focus was to make sure that the day fully felt like ‘us,’ that our guests were comfortable and that everyone had fun. We had family and friends coming from all over the world – and coming from different cultural and religious backgrounds. For that reason, it was very important to us that all guests felt welcome and at ease, which we tried to do incorporate into everything from the décor to the ceremony to the music to the toasts. We did a mix of DIY and had the wonderful support of our amazing planner (who was invaluable in every way – especially since we were planning from London!). We met with our planner several times, regularly emailed back and forth pictures and inspiration and she got to know us and our tastes very well. She did an amazing balance between quirky and classic – which was perfect for us and our venue. We made the menus and programmes ourselves, but most importantly for us, we wrote our own ceremony and vows.

A Destination Wedding in Portugal - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

wedding dress shot - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

lace wedding shoes - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

groom accessories - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

bohemian bridal looks - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

first looks - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

first looks - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

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Our favourite part of the day was the ceremony itself. We wrote the ceremony with my sister (who officiated) and incorporated different traditions that we really liked. We didn’t do a religious ceremony (I am Jewish and Joao was raised Catholic) but we did incorporate the chuppah and breaking the glass, as both of those are traditions we really like. We also did a ring warming ceremony, where Joao’s 10-year-old sister passed around our rings to all the guests asking them to provide good wishes and blessings. I love that I wear a ring that has been ‘warmed’ by all the people at my wedding. We also included our close friends and family in the ceremony: My sister officiated (and even burst into song at one point!) and we asked our mothers, Joao’s sister and Leah’s close childhood friend to each read something they wrote. The most emotional part of the ceremony was reading our vows. We had agreed on a structure and approximate length in advance but hadn’t shared the vows with each other before the big day. I will never forget that moment. It was more special than I could have imagined.

lace wedding gown - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

ceremony seating - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

ceremony seating - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

geometric paper goods - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

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wedding ceremony - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

wedding ceremony - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

newlyweds dancing - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

A Destination Wedding in Portugal - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

A Destination Wedding in Portugal - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

wedding reception ideas - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

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A Destination Wedding in Portugal - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

We were incredibly lucky with the weather that day: it rained on and off until 5pm and cleared up just in time for a beautiful outdoor cocktail reception following the ceremony. From that moment, we were on our feet all night, dancing well into the next morning when the sun rose. We wish we could do the day again, and both of us look at pictures from the day regularly. Kerry and Luis (from Piteira photography) captured our day so perfectly that we can’t stop looking at the pictures! It was the best day of our lives and we are still so overwhelmed with all the love we felt from our family and friends. Our advice to brides- and grooms-to-be is to ask for help when planning (especially on the day as you don’t want to be focused on logistics), put as many personal touches as you can into the day to make it feel like you… and when the day arrives… ENJOY. It will so wonderful and go by so quickly that you want to cherish every moment.

wood slice table settings - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

wedding flowers - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

A Destination Wedding in Portugal - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

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Porto destination wedding - photo by Piteira Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-destination-wedding-in-portugal

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Wedding Location: Porto, Portugal / Photographer: Piteira Photography / Event Styling, Flowers, Decor and Coordination: Parque da Penha / Venue: Casa de Serralves / Wedding Dress: Collette Dinnigan for BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: Harriet Wilde / Groom’s Suit: Spencer Hart / Rings: Catbird NYC / Caterer: Chef Rui Paula / DJ: Quem casa quer dança / Photobooth: Dreambox Photobooth

Two Artists Marry Atop Columbia Gorge

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Hazelwood Photo

Could there ever be a more perfect pairing than two artists marrying in the woodsy setting of the Pacific Northwest? We think not. Amber and Chris, the aforementioned artists and now happy newlyweds, heeded some thoughtful advice from Amber’s mother to cherish and enjoy the entire planning process and keep the focus on their love, a strategy that helped their wedding day to be relaxed, full of personal touches, and absolutely gorgeous. Thank you Hazelwood Photo for taking control behind the camera!

Two Artists Marry Atop Columbia Gorge - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

From the bride, Amber: We love the outdoors and the Pacific Northwest. We wanted to create something that truly incorporated the seasonal tastes, textures and vibe of the wild side of Portland. We also wanted to add in our own aesthetic with lots of hand made details and elements created by ourselves and our friends and family. The style mixed raw natural elements (wood, twigs, herbs, wildflowers) with rustic elements like brass and glass and other vintage objects. We let the beautiful landscape of the location do most of the talking in the end. We also let the season dictate the menu and flowers so we left those undecided until the last minute. The bartenders and caterers helped us create the freshest offerings using what was at peak ripeness.

creative wedding invitations - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

bride getting ready - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

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groom boutonniere - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

Two Artists Marry Atop Columbia Gorge - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

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Bouquet recipe: Amaranth, lavender, buckwheat, dahlia, daisies, cosmos, yarrow, bachelor buttons, mint, anise, wild blackberries and other wildflowers.

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wedding ceremony - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

wedding recessionals - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

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Two Artists Marry Atop Columbia Gorge - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

We had lots of DIY projects. My dad made the photo booth backdrop, our illustrator friend John Vance helped us design our invites, we made the favors using rosemary from our yard, and we also made the table settings using trees and branches from our yard. We designed all the logos, artwork, chalkboard signs, escort cards, etc, we worked with the Bartenders to create signature cocktails. I collected vintage vessels, bottles, candle holders and statues for the centerpieces. I volunteered at a local flower garden in exchange for most of the flowers. The rest were picked at my brother’s farm and our own garden. My cousin and I arranged all the flowers and made the boutonnieres and my bouquet. 3 of my girl friends made all the desserts from scratch, decorating them with flowers from our garden as well.

Two Artists Marry Atop Columbia Gorge - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

woodsy wedding ideas - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

woodsy wedding receptions - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

rosemary salt favors - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

Two Artists Marry Atop Columbia Gorge - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Although it felt overwhelming at times, I am so happy that I spent the time adding in personal touches for our wedding. I’ve been to a lot of cookie cutter weddings that looked beautiful but said little to nothing about the bride and groom. So many of our guests expressed that they were overwhelmed by the intimacy and creativity of our wedding. I credit that to the fact that we put a little of ourselves into every detail. It not only made our guests feel connected to us and our love, but we also made amazing memories for ourselves by doing this work. My mom gave me the greatest advice a few months before the wedding… “Your wedding will happen so quickly that you might not remember every moment. The part you will remember is the careful planning and preparation, so make sure to make that special.” We did, and it made all the difference.

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Two Artists Marry Atop Columbia Gorge - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

natural place settings - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

rosemary salt favors - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

naked wedding cake with wildflowers - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

wedding desserts - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/two-artists-marry-atop-columbia-gorge

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Wedding Music:
We hired a killer guitarist for the ceremony. He played acoustic classics like Erik Satie Gymnopedie No 1. For the reception, we hired an amazing DJ duo called Natural Magic. They played everything from Stevie Wonder to Washed Out to Giorgio Moroder to Q Lazzarus. We wanted “anti-wedding” tunes, but things you could sing along to and dance to without feeling like a typical wedding playlist.

Wedding Location: Corbett, OR / Photographer: Hazelwood Photo / Flowers: Created by myself with friends and family. Flowers mostly came from Sunblossom Farm in Portland / Venue: Bridal Veil Lakes / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller via The English Department / Bracelet: Alkemie / Earrings: Better Late Than Never / Hair and Makeup: Kristie Wight / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Tie Pin: MankindByBella / Caterer: Crave Catering / Desserts: Abby Auch, Crystal Cullison, Stephanie Haas / Bartenders: Mint & Mirth / DJs: Natural Magic / Guitarist: Ryan Walsh / Vintage Furniture Rentals: Something Borrowed / Photo Booth: Aniko / Photo Booth Backdrop: John Votel / Wedding Invitations: John Vance / Custom Logo design (used on invites and glassware): Martin Schmetzer / Transportation: Ecoshuttle

Handsome Hollow Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

JBM Weddings

Any time we see a styled shoot put together by dream team JBM Weddings, Alana Jones-Mann, and Foxglove Floral Design Studio, we get a little extra pep in our step. This shoot is a gift that keeps on giving, from the three stylish cakes to the dahlia wedding bouquet to the botanical inspired invitations from Loveless Design!

Handsome Hollow Wedding Ideas - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

From the event designer and stylist, Alana Jones-Mann: For the shoot, we headed to Handsome Hollow – a stunning venue set on 90+ acres of pristine wilderness. With the breathtaking setting, we let the outdoor surroundings of the venue inspire our design – nature was the guide. For the design, we stayed neutral and modern, with earthy elements and touches of vintage mixed in throughout. Pops of rich color were added through hand-illustrated paper details and bright florals. Contrasting shades of peaches and yellows were placed alongside rich reds and deep purples, which were arranged together alongside lush greenery.

bohemian wedding invitations - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

boho bridal fashion - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

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dahlia wedding bouquet - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

vintage bridesmaid dress - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

wedding bouquet - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

wedding ceremony - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

bride and groom - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

newlyweds toasting - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

personalized wines - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

drink bars - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

For the décor, we brought in custom elements – including a gorgeous handmade table for the reception dinner. I constructed the low-to-the-floor dinner table to enable an intimate dinner setting – placed out in a field, in the middle of the gorgeous surroundings. The table settings were kept neutral, to let the dark oak table and the rich florals shine. The floral and candle centerpieces were kept low to allow for flowing conversation during the delicious family-style meal. Brooklyn cool was reflected through the entire shoot – with gorgeous one-of-a-kind vintage dresses from Brooklyn-based Tiny Kingdom NYC and menswear from Brooklyn Tailors.

Handsome Hollow Wedding Ideas - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

wedding receptions - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

I Do cake - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

wedding cakes - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

paella wedding food - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

wedding receptions - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

rustic receptions - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas

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Handsome Hollow Wedding Ideas - photo by JBM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/handsome-hollow-wedding-ideas


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Shoot Location: Callicoon, NY / Photographer: JBM Weddings / Event Design and Styling: Alana Jones-Mann / Flowers: Foxglove Floral Design Studio / Venue: Handsome Hollow / Wedding Dress and Ring: Tiny Kingdom NYC / Groom’s Suit: Brooklyn Tailors / Hair, Makeup, and Styling: Ash Murphy of JBM Weddings / Cakes Styling: Ashley Holt of Sugar Monster Sweets / Bride and Groom Models: Ashley Shaw Morris and Dan Morris (a real couple!) / Guest Models: all of the vendors :-) / Stationery: Bethany Robertson of Loveless Design / Videographer: Courtney Arcese of Love + Brain Films

Epping Forest Yacht Club Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

When you’ve got a bride who works in the fashion industry as a designer, you can bet your bottom dollar you’re about to see one stylish wedding. Bride Dana did not disappoint in a custom Inbal Dror gown, surrounded by wildflowers and dried arrangements from Foxy Posh Events, and captured by Christina Block Photography. Let’s learn more about this beautiful couple, shall we?

Epping Forest Yacht Club wedding - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

From the bride, Dana: We actually met 10 years ago when I was in college. I was 20 and he was 29. He grew up with my sister’s husband; they’ve actually been best friends since high school. We tried dating then but the age gap was a little too much. Fast-forward 10 years, my mom started asking my sister and brother-in-law, “Whatever happened to your friend Jason?” This went on for almost 9 months until my brother-in-law finally agreed to try and set us up one more time! We spoke for the first time that November and were married 8 months later. To us, marriage was a choice, a conscious choice that we were making to give each other our lives and no longer be one, but two. Neither of us needed each other; we wanted each other. To us, that meant sacrifice, commitment, a whole lot of love and friends forever. Our wedding took place at the duPont Mansion in Jacksonville, Florida at Epping Forest Yacht Club. The home was built in 1926 and has been preserved with all of its original architecture and furnishings inside and gardens kept behind the house. We were married in the gardens and held the reception inside the duPont’s original dining room space.

Epping Forest Yacht Club wedding - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

simple wedding invitations - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

unique wedding jewelry - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

greenery bouquet - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

Epping Forest Yacht Club wedding - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

grooms boutonnieres - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

dried flower bouquets - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

bohemian bridal inspiration - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

wedding ceremony recessionals - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

waterside wedding portraits - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

Our theme for the wedding was simplicity at its best. We wanted all of the flowers, table decorations, even bridesmaid and grooms attire to be original and something that felt unique and effortless. Most of the flowers were picked from a garden or found in open fields, the tables were filled with old glass bottles that me and my mother and florist gathered. We used my great grandmothers journals to make paper cones that held the petals to throw as we were leaving. All of my bridesmaid dresses were original pieces I had collected over the years during my travels to London, Italy, Hong Kong and various parts of Asia. Each part of the wedding was simple but held special memories to both of us. Living in NYC, every day you are inspired by the city, the people, the energy, etc. I also work in the industry as a designer so there was almost too much inspiration! At some point, I had to stop myself and just go with the first decision I had made. Each of my bridesmaids received handbags I designed. Depending on the girl, I gave either totes or minaudieres. All of the groomsmen were gifted their ties for the wedding. We wanted to be sure the gifts were practical and would actually be used again. Wedding favors for guests were a pair of old school Ray-Ban shades. We figured since the wedding was outside, in Florida, in the month of July, the least we could do to help them keep cool was provide shades! We used a variety of raw materials including wooden chairs, overgrown vines to line the aisle and the gardens natural elements to create the space for the ceremony. The reception took place inside the duPont mansion where most of the original pieces of furniture were kept. These, combined with clusters of vintage glass bottles holding various wildflowers and candles, set the mood for the reception. We used my grandmother’s china from the 60’s with a vintage floral pattern as our flatware.

Epping Forest Yacht Club wedding - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

Epping Forest Yacht Club wedding - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

simple centerpieces - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

Epping Forest Yacht Club wedding - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

Epping Forest Yacht Club wedding - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be present…. the day, the week of goes by so fast and all those small details you are worried about will not matter when its all over. Take each moment in and enjoy. It should one of the best days of your life.

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sophisticated receptions - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

naked wedding cakes - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding

Epping Forest Yacht Club wedding - photo by Christina Block Photography http://ruffledblog.com/epping-forest-yacht-club-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Close To You,” The Carpenters
Recessional: “You Wish,” Nightmares on Wax
First Dance: “Beautiful,” Musiq Soulchild

Wedding Location: Jacksonville, FL / Photographer: Christina Block Photography / Florist: Heidi Higginbotham at Foxy Posh Events / Venue: Epping Forest Yacht Club / Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror / Wedding Shoes: Pour la Victoire / Jewelry and Acessories: Vintage / Hair: Kimberly Wyma / Makeup: Sara Jane at Modern Clasic Beauty / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vintage / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Zara / Flower Girl and Pageboy Attire: Zara / Groom’s Suit: Theory / Groom’s Shoes: Gucci / Groom’s Tie: Jill Sander / Bride’s Ring: John Manaejian of Ohanndes Jewlery / Groom’s Ring: Kristi Smith of GoldenSparrowDesign / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Epping Forest Yacht Club / Entertainment: DJ Kevin Snow, Black Kids / Celebrant: Brides Father, Danny Baggett / Wedding Invitations: Katie Nelms

Chicago Glamping Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Made to be Mine

Camping might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Chicago, but this styled shoot from Made to be Mine and Bittersweet Floral makes it clear that you can bring a bit of ‘glamping’ style into any surroundings. Also, we have to say that the bride’s floor-length sequin skirt is one we’d definitely like to see more of on wedding days!

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From the photographer, Kristi of Made to be Mine: I grew up camping. It’s kind of the most peaceful and awesome thing ever. I know some people think it’s gross, difficult, maybe even pointless… but I think our collective minds are starting to appreciate nature more and what we share with it. This whole “glamping” trend started a while back but I’ve seen it more recently hitting feeds of all kinds. More specifically, I saw a pin about the Northern Lights… you can rent out IGLOOS to camp in and watch the lights in a comfy pile of linens. From there, my inspiration took off… the colors of the northern lights combined with the joys of camping. After a few weeks of planning it became clear that this is how my wedding will most likely go… as I said, my childhood was full of camping. It was almost as if I was planning my own wedding instead of a styled shoot. Needless to say, I’m holding onto all of these ideas for my special someday!

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blue wedding invitations - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

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Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Now the table, that table is just one of my favorite things ever. My dad helped me build it out of pallet wood. The design is completely my own, I love the angles coming in and out of each other, and the clean lines combined with the rustic wood is just my favorite. I wish I would’ve kept it! I’ve been loving on concrete as well, and I was inspired by one of my favorite etsy shops (of which I included her pieces for this shoot), with the gold and concrete combination. So I got some cinder blocks and painted them for the base of the table. All in all this was a very easy DIY, both of those things I found for FREE btw! The brass candlesticks are just so beautiful against the wood… but I also wanted to tie in the blues of the NL as well… the combination of the two with the silver and white candles, I just drooled with every shot.

escort card ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

escort card ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

groom looks - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

lantern table numbers - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

bar carts - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

woodsy place settings - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

I found several lanterns and more concrete pieces as well for my floral designer to go crazy with, and she pulled it off flawlessly. I even took some of the pieces home to gaze over more until they dried up. There are small winks to camping with the lanterns, canteens, and binoculars. The invitations were designed from a single photograph of pine trees, with added camping icons, and fun nods to adventures in the woods, I loved how they turned out and looked with the rest of the shoot. Natural pieces like the wooden silverware, Jill’s necklace, and the wildflowers, kept the feel of the outdoors while being paired with very beautiful and modern pieces. One of my favorite aspects were the place cards; old camping badges from scouts that I found on etsy and through antique vendors, with the person’s name and table number attached, and old handkerchiefs to conceal the back of the badge. I love the idea of people pinning badges of all kinds to their person, or just having a fun little kitschy souvenir to take home. The place setting is just a dream to me; wooden silverware dipped in gold, something an eco-loving camper would adore for their wedding, fancy little woodland creatures adorn the plates, hand-dyed napkins, and copper mugs. OH, and you can’t have a campsite without s’mores and trail mix! The cake was inspired by the trail mix, with berries and nuts decorating the spread. Deconstructed s’mores were at a second dessert table, with graham cracker covered marshmallows from wondermade.com and little cups of caramel, nutella, and chocolate sauce for dipping. Along with an adorable s’mores pie, lit up with a tiny sparkler. My favorite piece of all were those amazing vintage postcards I found, easily diy-ed to be table numbers or a banner, all the images were of mountains and wooded areas all over the U.S… and they were REAL, what a fun treat to read the back and dive into someone’s past adventures! I am so grateful to Jill and Brad for their love, beauty, and willingness to participate, my amazing vendors for being perfect at what they do, and for the world around me that inspired this gorgeous, laid-back style. It all came together to reveal something unique and gorgeous, a wedding I wish was my own.

thistle blue boutonniere - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas

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Chicago glamping wedding ideas - photo by Made to be Mine http://ruffledblog.com/chicago-glamping-wedding-ideas


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Shoot Location: Chicago, IL / Photographer: Made to be Mine / Floral Design: Bittersweet Floral / Long-sleeved Top: Fossil / Layered Tank Top: ASOS / Gold Skirt: Revolve / Druzy Necklace and Ring: DanaCastle / Hair and Makeup: Ali Onken of Bella’s Salon / Groom’s Attire: J. Crew / Tan Jacket: Zara / Grey Tie: Prada / Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim / Wedding Cakes: Jordan Sneath

Modern Ace Hotel Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Studio Castillero

If ever there was a venue that just seems to only get better throughout the years, it has to be the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Newlyweds Les and Lauren were instantly drawn to its cool charm, which mixed perfectly with their retro-inspired vision for their wedding day. As always, Studio Castillero worked magic behind the camera!

Modern Ace Hotel wedding - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

From the bride, Lauren: The style we envisioned for our wedding was that we wanted to create a bohemian, desert party! Les and I both love classic rock and décor from the 60s and 70s. We wanted to incorporate a cool, vintage vibe into our own wedding. We also wanted our guests to feel comfortable and be able to have fun! So many of our guests traveled from Texas and beyond, that we wanted their entire experience to be memorable and feel like a vacation.

gold wedding shoes - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

wedding fashion inspiration - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

bridesmaids getting ready - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

Modern Ace Hotel wedding - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

orange purple bouquet - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding
Flower recipe: My bouquet and the bridesmaids’ bouquets had a mix of tea roses and wildflowers. The boutonnieres for Les and his groomsmen were made with strawflowers and a leaf from our magnolia tree in our own backyard. The large planters that decorated the ceremony and the table arrangements used succulents and cacti also from our own backyard mixed with an eclectic assortment of florals. On the chuppah our florist used protea flowers, strawflowers and firecracker flowers that we found at the Floral Mart in Downtown LA.

Modern Ace Hotel wedding - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

colorful chalk wedding signs - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

wedding ceremony recessionals - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

Modern Ace Hotel wedding - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

Our color scheme was loosely based on the image we displayed behind our cake table: Sunset with Joshua Tree Silhouettes by Dave Getzschman. We fell in love with the photograph and one of our friends graciously printed the image on an adhesive vinyl that was hung behind our cake table. It was a stunning way to cover an otherwise plain white wall. We created so many of the elements for the wedding: the escort card board and escort cards, the table numbers, the place cards, the menus, the programs and all of the welcome bags. We had a great time working together on all of these items!

wedding favor ideas - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

getaway cars - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

tropical floral arrangements - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

escort card ideas - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Our advice for couples planning their weddings now would be to not be afraid to incorporate your own style into your wedding. Les and I wanted our wedding to feel like a reflection of ourselves, so we bent a lot of “traditional wedding rules.” We were thrilled with how everything turned out and truly feel that it was the best day! We also ended up having our wedding on a Thursday which fit better with our budget and encouraged guests to stay for the remainder of the weekend. It was great being able to spend the additional time with our out of town guests in Palm Springs and felt like a vacation since we were able to enjoy the weekend post wedding!

Modern Ace Hotel wedding - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

Modern Ace Hotel wedding - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

place setting - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

Modern Ace Hotel wedding - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

yellow orange centerpieces - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

cake table ideas - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

cake table backdrops - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

Modern Ace Hotel wedding - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

modern receptions - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

reception getaway - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding

getaway cars - photo by Studio Castillero http://ruffledblog.com/modern-ace-hotel-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “The Rain Song,” Led Zeppelin; “Here Comes the Sun (instrumental),” The Beatles
Recessional: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles; “Little Wing,” Jimi Hendrix
First Dance: “Thank You,” Led Zeppelin

Wedding Location: Palm Springs, CA / Photographer: Studio Castillero / Florist: Lyly Stefanowicz / Venue, Caterer, and Cake: Ace Hotel & Swim Club / Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven / Wedding Shoes: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August – Ceremony / Groom’s Suit: Express / DJ: DJ Eric Cooper / Wedding Invitations: Love vs. Design / Vintage Car: Regency Car Rental / Joshua Tree vinyl backdrop: “Sunset with Joshua Tree Silhouettes,” Dave Getzschman

Puck’s Farm Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Sara Wilde

No matter how many times we look over this Puck’s Farm wedding, we can’t escape the feeling we’re in the ultimate barn party dream. Holly and Kristjan’s wedding took a spectacular farm setting, jazzed it up with some whimsical touches and plenty of inspiring decor, and added in a few sweet farm animals as a bonus. Thank you to Sara Wilde Photography and My Luscious Backyard for working your magic here!

Puck's Farm wedding - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

From the bride, Holly: When we first started to plan our wedding, we didn’t know that we wanted to have a kooky wedding on a real, functioning farm, but we knew what we did not want. We did not want something stuffy, impersonal, or overly formal. That just wasn’t us. Once we settled on Puck’s Farm as our venue, we really took our cues from the farm, and designed our wedding around it. We made our guests’ enjoyment our top priority. Since Kristjan is a professional musician, we have many talented musician friends who took the stage throughout the night. There was a different live musical act throughout each stage of the wedding, including the pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dance party. In some ways it felt more like a musical festival, than a wedding!

wedding shoes - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

wildflower bouquets - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

grooms looks - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

wildflower wedding bouquets - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding
Flower recipe: Our florist, Sarah, created the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages with flowers that are grown seasonally and locally in her own backyard. Since we didn’t have a specific colour scheme in mind (“colourful” was our only criteria), she had free reign over the design, and they turned out beautifully. She also provided a loose mix of flowers, which my sister-in-law incorporated into our centrepieces. The rest of the flowers were picked from my mom’s garden.

wedding guests - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

farm wedding ceremony - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

ceremony processionals - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

ceremony guests - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

farm wedding inspiration - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

Pucks Farm wedding - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

We tried to keep everything casual, colourful, whimsical, and fun. The suggested dress code for our wedding was “Barnyard Chic”. It was fun to see how our guests interpreted this – there were a lot of really awesome outfits! Our main themes were a mish-mash of “Camping” “Farm Animals” “Music” and “Booze”. We used farm animals as our table numbers, which were placed in whiskey bottles from Kristjan’s prized collection. Our dinner menu was good old fashioned BBQ, and we gave out s’mores kits as our favours (to be roasted at the late night bonfire). Many of our guests camped out in the field over night. Everything about this wedding was DIY, from the centrepieces, decorations, favours, and desserts, to the planning, organizing, and execution. Luckily, we had a tremendous amount of help from our family and friends. Without them, we would not have been able to pull it off.

wedding reception entertainment - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

guestbook inspiration - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

table numbers - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

farm wedding ideas - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

wedding drink signs - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

barn wedding ideas - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

barn receptions - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

Puck's Farm wedding - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to go against the grain and break tradition. We only included the elements of a traditional wedding that were meaningful to us, and scrapped the rest of the formalities. This made our wedding day feel more personal. It was a true representation of what we are all about as a couple. Also, if you are having a DIY wedding, do not be afraid to ask for help! And do not underestimate the amount of time it will take to execute your ideas. You will almost certainly need someone (or an entire crew) available to help with set up on the morning of your wedding, so you and the groom can focus on getting dolled up. You’ll find most people will be happy to help in whichever way they can.

paper lantern receptions - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Almost all of the music at our wedding was performed live by our talented friends. In addition to their original music and some great covers, Kristjan created the musical arrangements for all of the ceremonial songs.
Processional: “Old Dirt Hill,” Dave Matthews Band – performed by string trio and acoustic guitar*
Bride’s Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Harold Arlen” – performed by string trio and ukelele*
Signing of the Registry: “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – performed by string trio*
Recessional: “Wouldn’t it Be Nice,” The Beach Boys – performed by string trio and saxophone*
First Dance: “To Build A Home,” Cinematic Orchestra – performed by string trio, piano and vocals*
*(arrangement by Groom)

From the photographer, Sara Wilde Photography: Kristjan and Holly had been exhaustedly searching for the right venue, without much luck. They knew that they wanted something casual, outdoors, and fun, and it had to fit within their limited budget. They came across Puck’s Farm and it fit EVERY aspect of what they were looking for and for the theme they wanted: Barnyard Chic. Everyone (friends and family alike) came together to make their wedding dreams a reality – late night sewing of the pendants, floral arranging, to friends putting on non-stop live music for the entire night. The guests even got to stay overnight, pitching tents in the field and having an amazing bonfire (with s’more favours!) to end the celebration. I’d like to think the best part of the whole day, was when the farm lost power, and the band that was playing for that time (Saturday Night Jive) kept playing without missing a single beat, the guests held up their glowing cell phones and partied on!

Wedding Location: Schomberg, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Sara Wilde Photography / Florist: My Luscious Backyard and bride’s sister-in-law Kate / Venue: Puck’s Farm / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller / Wedding Shoes: Miss L-Fire / Groom’s Bow Tie and Suspenders: bespoke by Antonacci Tailors / Caterer: BBQ Gourmet / Bartenders: Shaken or Stirred Bar Services / Wedding Cupcakes: Dlish Cupcakes and Bunners / Other Desserts: Homemade by friends and family / Musicians: Pre-ceremony: Dave McArthur and Mason Stoner; Ceremony: Rob Carli, Bridget Hunt, Amy Canzoneri, Marie Gelinas, Dave McArthur; Cocktails: Bridget Hunt, Amy Canzoneri, Marie Gelinas, Donavon LeNabat; Dinner/Reception: Bridget Hunt, Amy Canzoneri, Marie Gelinas, Joel Visentin, Francois Mulder, KETCH HARBOUR WOLVES (Jonathan Tyrrell, Scott Winter, Liam Brown, Brian Urbanik), DAVE MCARTHUR (Dave McArthur, Shafton Thomas, Josh Patrick), SATURDAY NIGHT JIVE (AJ Singh, Luca Caracciolo, Dusty Emer, Paul Theriault, Donavon LeNabat, Genevieve Marchesseau, Julie Title, Carson Freeman) / DJ: Johnny Beatz / Sound Equipment: PSI Sound / Party Rentals: Pat’s Party Rentals / Wedding Invitations: The bride

Backyard Brownwood Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Mint Photography

When your family owns a ranch as gorgeous as this one, how could you resist holding your wedding on its expansive grounds? Mint Photography got behind the camera to photography Shylah and Phillip’s romantic wedding, filled with touching nods to nature and relaxed bohemian style. Aren’t you just crazy about the wildflower floral arrangements?

Backyard Brownwood Wedding - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

From the bride, Shylah: A mixture of bohemian and neutral is what I envisioned. I had always wanted to have my wedding on my family ranch that I have lived on my whole life. However, I did not want a “ranchy” wedding. My style is more natural and hippie. Under the trees and lights is the dream I had for my wedding. Natural is the word I heard from many people at our wedding. It was always hard for me to explain the look of my wedding until I heard that word and it explained it perfectly! I love all things natural. I didn’t want a whole lot of color. I just wanted the outdoors to be our decoration. Many flowers we had, besides the arrangements by the florist, were wildflowers from the side of the road we picked the morning of the wedding! I LOVE wildflowers.

wedding day jewelry - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

bohemian wedding looks - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

burlap wrapped bouquet - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

bohemian bridesmaids - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

wildflower bouquet - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

ceremony under trees - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

wedding ceremonies - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

feet washing ceremony - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

feet washing ceremony - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

Backyard Brownwood Wedding - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

rustic inspired centerpieces - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

Backyard Brownwood Wedding - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If budget allows, get a wedding planner! It took so much stress off of me and my family. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Also, get a videographer. Pictures are wonderful and all but to have a video to see exactly what all went on is so great to have! Make it different and your own. When a wedding is different than the norm is what makes a wedding super great and memorable. I have Muscular Dystrophy so my brother carried me to my dad at the beginning of the aisle where I was able to walk and Phillip carried me out during the recessional. Many said that made it so special and touching. We said our own vows to make it more personal and as Christians we wanted to wash each others feet symbolizing how we will serve each other throughout our life as Christ did the same in the Bible. All of these things helped it be different than the ordinary.

Backyard Brownwood Wedding - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

simple wedding cakes - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

newlyweds cake cutting - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

backyard receptions - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

first dances - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding

first dances - photo by Mint Photography http://ruffledblog.com/backyard-brownwood-wedding


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From the photographers, Allie and Kelly of Mint Photography: This bohemian DIY wedding took place on the bride’s private ranch in Brownwood TX. They found one of the biggest oaks trees on the property and cleared out the space for their ceremony. They incorporated natural, earthly elements to reflect the land around them. The ceremony was especially symbolic. It took place on her grandfathers anniversary and he also officiated the ceremony. They wrote their own vows to make it more personal and one of my favorite parts of the ceremony was the washing of their feet together, which symbolized how they will serve one another throughout their marriage together. The reception was a fun, laid back party. BBQ was served and everyone danced under the stars and lights draped from the canopy of trees.

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Marry Me,” Train
Feet Washing: “Stars Would Fall,” Monk & Neagle
Recessional: “Lovely Woman,” Monk & Neagle
First Dance: “Never Stop,” Safetysuit
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Loved Her First,” Heartland
Mother/Son Dance: “A Mothers Song,” TCarter

Wedding Location: Brownwood, TX / Photographer: Mint Photography / Event Planning: Gary Eoff and Claire Faetche / Floral Design: Bangs Floral / Venue: Private residence / Wedding Dress: Dillards / Wedding Shoes: Free People / Accessories: Kendra Scott and Nordstrom / Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein via Mens Wearhouse / Caterer: Cooper’s Bar B Que / Wedding Cake: Carol Bullion / Ceremony Musician: Courtney Alyse / DJ: DJ Connection / Videographer: Terrell Hess

Magnolia Plantation Wedding

Modern Weddings

Any time we hear from Red White and Green Photography, we know we’re in for a treat — so imagine when you add on the talents of Wildflowers Inc and Charming Events of Charleston! Today’s wedding at Charleston’s Magnolia Plantation has a wedding theme we’ve fallen deeply in love with — “love is weird.” Read on for more about how this couple made the theme work for their wedding day:

Magnolia Plantation wedding - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

From the bride, Jenny: Nick and I met at the School of the Arts: school of filmmaking in Winston Salem, NC. I was there for production design and he was there for producing. He approached me within my first month at school, and we’ve been together ever since. A lot of the items we used for the decor were actually set dressing I have left over from films I’ve art directed or designed.

bride getting ready - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

lace wedding dress - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding portrait ideas - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

mismatched bridal parties - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

Magnolia Plantation wedding - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding ceremony ideas - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

Magnolia Plantation wedding - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

My biggest inspiration for the day was less about how I wanted everything to look, and more about the mood I wanted to create. Many weddings are just oh so serious. I viewed the day as a time of immense joy and happiness and knew that from the very beginning of the wedding I wanted to set the tone to fun, lighthearted, but still a little sentimental. That’s the compass I used for all of my judgement, “will this make my guests feel good inside?” So from our music choices to our made up umbrella candy shower ceremony, to our pulp fiction inspired first dance, we wanted to keep it fun and keep it a little weird. I picked the “Love is Weird” theme not only because it suited my relationship with my now husband, but also because I knew it would justify me basically just throwing together things I liked for the decor. For DIY projects we decided to keep it pretty simple, I created our table markers by spray painting unique porcelain figurines, and I made place cards with the silhouette of creature of each guests corresponding table. I made a bunch of the signage and personalized a few items like the mailbox, but, like I said, I wanted to keep it simple.

wedding ceremony - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

colorful bouquets - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

colorful table runners - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

blue red receptions - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

backyard wedding ideas - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding centerpiece ideas - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I have a TON of advice for brides planning now, but the best of it is to at the very least, hire a day of coordinator. That may sound a little biased since myself and my matron of honor have recently put our production design backgrounds to work and started our wedding planning business, Muse & Delphia. Even so, there came a moment for me where I didn’t want my wedding to be a job, and I didn’t want it to be a job for my friends or family. Handing my plans off to someone else to implement on the day was some of the best money we spend on our wedding – next to of course, our amazing photographer!

blue ruffled cakes - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding sign ideas - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

bride with tattoos - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

reception sendoffs - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding

wedding getaways - photo by Red White and Green Photography http://ruffledblog.com/magnolia-plantation-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “All you need is Love,” The Beatles
Recessional: “In My Life,” The Beatles
First Dance: “You Never Can Tell,” Chuck Berry

Wedding Location: Charleston, SC / Photographer: Red White and Green Photography / Floral Design: Wildflowers Inc / Day-Of Coordinator: Justin of Charming Events of Charleston / Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals / Hair: Lauren “Lo” Campion of Studio M Charleston / Makeup: Elina Mille of Bellelina / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth, J. Crew, Anthropologie / Ties: General Knot & Co / Caterer: Duvall / Wedding Cake: Artistic Cakes by Linda / Poptails: King of Pops / Ceremony Musicians: Classical Charleston / Reception Band: Emerald Empire Band / Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals / Videographer: Lightwater Video Production

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Mary Margaret Smith

Sabrina and Hamad exchanged vows in picturesque St. Lucia, but they didn’t let that stop them from celebrating back in the states with their friends and family. Birmingham Botanical Gardens was the ideal location for their reception, where Mary Margaret Smith, Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events, and Hothouse Design Studio brought their A-game to create a memorable celebration.

eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

From the bride, Sabrina: Hamad and I really have a love for travel, so we decided on a private ceremony in St. Lucia and honeymoon while there. We were already legally married in the States as to avoid the hassle of their marriage laws. It was just the two of us saying our vows that we wrote on napkins the morning of the ceremony. It was important to us to be in the moment and capture our feelings of the day. Once we returned home, we had a small reception for only close friends and family to celebrate our marriage. We wanted to create a laid back atmosphere as if you were coming over to our house for dinner. The event was held in a small cafe at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens where guests were welcome to walk around, eat, and mingle. No schedules or itineraries, just fun!

champagne wedding shoes - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

peach wedding invitations - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

marquee light signs - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

thistle wedding bouquet - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

Bouquet recipe: I love blue thistle, and our florist added light blue delphinium, peach Campanella roses, and poppy seeds to make my stunning bouquet.


Birmingham Botanical Gardens wedding - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding favor ideas - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

chair back signs - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

Our style had a whimsical and eclectic flair which very much suits our own personality. I love the look of oil lamps, so the design team took this idea and ran with it. They were brilliant! Our colors were different shades of blue, peach, blush, and cream. A few DIY touches were added to the decor like the photo booth. My husband is very techie so he set up the photo booth while I made the fabric strips backdrop and photo booth props. I also made honey jar wedding favors filled with local Alabama honey, bride/groom signs, Mad Libs words of wisdom cards, and framed pictures of us throughout the venue of our ceremony in St. Lucia.

milk glass centerpieces - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

vintage book diy idea - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? If you are considering a destination wedding, find out the marriage laws of that particular country. Some are more strict than others and you will want to be prepared. As far as the reception planning, go with vendors that you feel the most comfortable and those who understand your vision. Then, trust them! It makes the planning process less stressful. I know the saying goes “the devil is in the detail,” and to an extent, it is. But there is so much online now days, you could spend hours and hours pouring over it. This can be a little overwhelming so don’t get swept away in it all. I recommend internet browsing just to get a general idea for your style, brainstorm with your design team, and then let your imagination take over!

Birmingham Botanical Gardens wedding - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

milk glass centerpieces - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

cake tables - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding cake flowers - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

Birmingham Botanical Gardens wedding - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding cake - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

reception dinners - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding
Birmingham honey wedding favors - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding

Birmingham Botanical Gardens wedding - photo by Mary Margaret Smith http://ruffledblog.com/birmingham-botanical-gardens-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
We had background music inside the Cafe: a mix of Frank Sinatra, Nora Jones, Michael Buble, Louis Armstrong, and Nat King Cole. Our song is “Come Away with Me” by Nora Jones and was our feature song.

Wedding Location: Birmingham, AL / Photographer: Mary Margaret Smith / Planning and Coordination: Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Events / Floral Design: Hothouse Design Studio / Ceremony Location: Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, Saint Lucia / Reception Venue: Birmingham Botanical Gardens / Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau via Ivory and White / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup: Melissa Moore Bogardus / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groom’s Tie: Calvin Klein / Catering and Pies: Kathy G. and Company / Wedding Cake: Dreamcakes / Decor: Prophouse Birmingham / Rentals: Decor to Adore / Wedding Invitations: Sonia Davis

Modern Brooklyn Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Chaz Cruz

We’ve never made a secret of the fact that we just adore New York weddings – especially ones in Brooklyn. Lindsey and Brett are originally from the Midwest, but fell in love with the charm of New York instantaneously and wanted their wedding day to reflect the relaxed coolness with which Brooklyn has become synonymous. I’m telling you, Chaz Cruz, Jove Meyer, and Sprout Home absolutely nailed this one.

modern Brooklyn wedding - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

From the bride, Lindsey: For our wedding inspiration we tried to keep things simple and inviting. We are both designers and wanted to not overwhelm ourselves with designing every detail. We are both from the Midwest and moved to New York and fell in love with it. We live in Williamsburg and love the mood and the food of restaurants like Diner, Dumont and Le Barricou. It was important to us to have our wedding in the city we call home, and we were very excited to be inviting our guest to our city and really wanted to make it feel like home for them – I think that was our main inspiration.

wedding bands - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

vintage inspired newlyweds - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

wedding first looks - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

wedding first looks - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

garden rose bouquet - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

black bridesmaids dresses - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

We wanted it to make our guest feel at home in the city we call home. We mainly tried to keep things as simple as possible. Throughout our wedding planning process we tried to keep as many things local and simple as we could. For the decorations we opted for simple wild looking arrangements on the tables and around the venue. I worked with a friend on coming up with the general look I wanted and then had a group help assemble the day of. We gathered our flowers from all over. We got our main flowers from the flower district an the Union Square Green Market. Then for foliage we took clippings from the Southside Community Garden, where we are members. We also bought a rosemary bush that we took clippings of to place in the napkin of our silver wear setting.

industrial wedding ceremonies - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

industrial wedding ceremonies - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

wedding recessionals - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

Other simple touches we had were: a polaroid guest book, name cards that we hand typed on my grandfathers typewriter. Table numbers done by a friend. And another fun activity we set out was a sketchbook from the Brooklyn library Sketchbook Project. We had everyone do a little doodle and then submitted our sketchbook to the tour.. Our welcome gift for our out of town guest, which was a neighborhood guide we created and a bottle of Brooklyn Brewery (another local favorite of ours). My personal favorite thing we did was our guest gifts. We loved the idea of all the cheesy NYC tourist gifts and wanted to create one of our own. So everyone at our wedding got a mug that said, “I went to Lindsey and Brett’s wedding and all I got was this lousy mug.”

escort cards - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

brooklyn wedding decor - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

modern wedding ideas - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

simple elegant receptions - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

modern wedding inspiration - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

modern Brooklyn wedding - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Keep it simple and outsource! As designers in a 5-month engagement we knew we could drive ourselves crazy trying to design ever detail, so we outsourced as much as we could and picked a few areas that were important for us to add our touch.

modern Brooklyn wedding - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

organic inspired reception - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

unique wedding favors - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

brooklyn wedding reception - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

first dance - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

modern Brooklyn wedding - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding

modern Brooklyn wedding - photo by Chaz Cruz http://ruffledblog.com/modern-brooklyn-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Big Ship,” Brian Eno and “You Make me Weak at the Knees,” Electrelane
Recessional: “Lorelei,” Cocteau Twins
First Dance: “With a Girl Like You,” The Troggs
Last Song: “This Must be the Place (Naive Melody),” Talking Heads

Wedding Location: New York City, NY / Photographer: Chaz Cruz / Day-of Coordination: Jove Meyer / Headpiece and Bouquet Flowers: Sprout Home / Flowers for Decorations: Union Square Green Market, NYC Flower District, Southside Community Garden / Venue: 501 Union / Wedding Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld / Groom’s Suit: Brooklyn Tailors / Caterer: Betty Brooklyn / DJ: DJ Maximum Shine / Wedding Invites: Greenwich Letterpress

San Sebastiano da Po Destination Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Giuli&Giordi

It’s always a treat to share a destination wedding, and especially one in Italy — but getting to share two Italian weddings in one week? Talk about a dream come true! This time we’ve got Giuli&Giordi and Trendinozze sharing their beautiful work with us in the form of Silvia and Chris’ wedding. The blend of rustic simplicity and a classic red and blue color palette is certainly working for us — how about you?

san sebastiano da po destination wedding - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

From the bride, Silvia: We wanted our wedding to be especially personal, able to represent us in the best way… our style. Simple, ironic and fresh, with a vintage touch. The colors chosen were red and blue, colors that we love, which were also capable of paying tribute to the American origins of Chris.

red wedding invitations - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

italian destination wedding - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

curly bridal hair - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

unique guest books - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

red blue bouquets - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Carnations, daisies, and berries. We also used these for floral arrangements, plus lisianthus and mix of wildflowers. We wanted a very natural and wild result.

escort cards - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

ceremony seating chairs - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

italian wedding ceremonies - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

flower girls - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

italian wedding ceremony - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

rice recessionals - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

The theme of the breakfast (we decided to get married just having breakfast), taken from the objects placed on the table as spoons, cups, bowls etc…. and the theme of typography, for the reference to vintage and to represent our professions: architect and journalist. We participated in the first line to the assembly of all materials (signs, favors, invitations) … so much effort but a indescribable satisfaction.

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

unique wedding favors - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Locate a few simple themes representative of the couple and develop them in detail. Discuss, collaborate, and above all: have fun!

rustic wedding receptions - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wedding favors - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

paper garlands - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wedding reception decorations - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wedding reception decor - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

unique centerpiece ideas - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

wedding cake cutting - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding

san sebastiano da po destination wedding - photo by Giuli&Giordi http://ruffledblog.com/san-sebastiano-da-po-destination-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Ceremony and First Dance: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

View their super-cute Save the Date video shot by Giuli&Giordi here:

Wedding Location: San Sebastiano da Po, Italy / Photographer: Giuli&Giordi / Wedding Planner: Trendinozze / Florist: Fiore Loco / Ceremony Venue: Chiesa di Santo Stefano del Monte / Reception Venue: Castello di San Sebastiano da Po / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham / Groom’s Suit: Lorenzo Ciullo tailor, fabric Ermenegildo Zegna / Wedding Caterer: L’arte a Tavola / Wedding Cake: Peyrano / DJ: Full of Gas Scooter Team / Wedding Invitations: Cut and Paste Lab

Best of 2013: Bouquets

Design Inspiration

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What yearly wedding wrap-up would be complete without one of our very favorite wedding details, the bouquet? We’ve had some true stunners this year – in fact, it was so difficult to narrow it down to 10 that we had to include one extra! And of course you can follow us our board on Pinterest for so much more. Let’s take a peek at some of our favorite floral designs and most popular bouquets this year:

Purple handmade California wedding
purple wedding bouquet via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Ally Michele Photography, Floral Design by Kim Sanders of Art With Nature Design

Aqua and Pink Carlsbad wedding

hanging wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Color Me Rad, Floral Design by lace and likes

Elegant Nashville wedding
nostalgic wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Tec Petaja, Floral Design by Cedarwood Weddings

Colorado Springs wedding
eucalyptus wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Cassidy Brooke, Floral Design: DIY

Feathers and wood wedding inspiration from The Willinghams
purple wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by The Willinghams, Floral Design by Bare Root Flora

Romantic Pescadero wedding
coral toned bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Delbarr Moradi, Floral Design by Shotgun Floral Studio

Colorful Franciscan Gardens wedding
colorful wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Candice Benjamin, Floral Design by Pixies Petals

Wildflower inspired wedding ideas
wildflower wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Todd White Photography, Floral Design by Sweet Sunday Events

Frank Lloyd Wright wedding inspiration
protea filled bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Chelsea LaVere of Bit of Ivory Photography, Floral Design by Isha Foss Events

Bristol coastal wedding
blue wedding bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Summer Street Photography, Floral Design by Broadway Florist

Nautical Connecticut wedding
classic white bouquets via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Christina Szczupak, Floral Design by Carrie Wilcox

View our favorite bouquets of 2011 and 2012 for more floral ideas and follow our Flower Board on Pinterest for more!

Oregon Beach Wedding

Beach Weddings

Lauren and Derek wanted their wedding to be two things: elegant and simple. They artfully achieved this by keeping the day personal, making the majority of the decor by hand, and hiring K Miller Photographs to capture the day brilliantly. How can you go wrong when you have a ceremony on the rocky beaches of Oregon’s coast?

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From the bride, Lauren: I envisioned a small wedding, affordable, not too elaborate or over our capacity, but still beautiful. Simple is beautiful. This was a total DIY wedding, from the flowers to the dessert, to the decor, music, and dress.


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Our wedding plans had quite a huge hiccup in that our venue hosts cancelled all their events over 10 people because they did not have proper land use permits (it was a privately owned lodge in Hood River, OR). We found out 6 months after planning everything, and 3 months until the wedding. This venue was our ceremony, reception, and wedding party lodging, and it was 6 hours away from where we live. We disappointedly choose a spot 5 minutes away from our house on the Oregon coast – a community center that shared a building with a post office. Who would have known that (with a little bit of love) this little spot above the sea would turn out to be the most perfect place for us and our family and dear friends.


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newlyweds first kiss

My wedding dress, another funny story. I found a simple white dress on ShopBop $100. It was not “ready” as a wedding dress, so I had someone add layers to the bottom (the front was short, just past the knees, and the back just hit above my ankles – sort of an awkward length). 3 different kinds of lace were added to the front and back to make layers, and a train with a pick up was included in the back.


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oregon beach weddings

tented wedding receptions

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Make sure your vendors ALL have contracts in which they sign in addition to you. If you are doing DIY, start collecting things now. I think hair and makeup was the thing (looking in photos) that I wish I would have spent a little time figuring out beforehand what I was going to do. Since I didn’t plan, I just sort of winged it. I don’t wear much makeup so I was a little timid in that department and looking at photos wish I would have gone a little more bold – photos don’t come out the way you see yourself in the moment – so don’t be too timid with the eye makeup for you ladies who don’t normally wear much!


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pie wedding desserts

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newlyweds cupcake desserts

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
My cousin is a guitarist and he played our ceremony; he played some classical guitar as the guests were arriving at the beach site.
Processional: “Thank You,” Led Zeppelin
Recessional: “Sunshine of my Life,” Stevie Wonder

Wedding Location: Oceanside, OR / Wedding Photographer: K Miller Photographs / Ceremony Venue: Oceanside Beach State Park / Reception Venue: Oceanside Community Club / Wedding Flowers: Bride and friends / Wedding Dress: ShopBop / Wedding Caterer: Bread and Ocean / Dessert: Couple’s friends / Officiant: Helen Hill / Wedding Invitations: Hello!Lucky

Spring Wedding Flower Trends

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Chudleigh Weddings

We’re always down for ogling gorgeous flower arrangements — always. So when Tessa Woolf, editor of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom, sent this styled shoot our way with images from Chudleigh Weddings, we couldn’t have been more ecstatic to see the leafy arrangements put together by four of Utah’s finest floral masters!

spring wedding flowers

From the shoot editor, Tessa Woolf: For the new winter/spring 2013 issue of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom magazine, we teamed up with photographer Britt Chudleigh to create an elegant and ethereal floral feature. The focus of the feature, titled “Light Fantastic,” is pale and pastel blooms—think stems in sorbet shades like peach, mint, and butter yellow -— captured in a dreamy, all-white studio drenched in natural light. We paired the pretty flowers with equally pretty frocks: a guipure lace gown by Modern Trousseau, a frothy ball gown by Allure, and a chic chiffon bridesmaid dress by Amsale.


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spring wedding flowers

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spring wedding flowers

Rachael MacLaughlin of Roots designed a lush centerpiece featuring green antique hydrangea curly bittersweet vine, and a coordinating bridal bouquet of garden roses, roses, dinner plate dahlias, dahlia buds, dusty miller, ranunculus, and scabiosa pods. Amanda Schelin of Branches Event Floral dreamed up a fanciful bouquet and romantic floral crown. Schelin used fluffy blooms to bring the arrangements to life: gloriosa lilies, garden roses, ranunculus, cafe dahlias, spray roses, variegated pittosporum, dusty miller, astilbe, and maidenhair fern.


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spring wedding flowers

Elegant garden roses set the tone for a sophisticated bouquet by Julie Prince of Julie Prince Flowers. She added lightly hued ranunculus, poppies, anemones, snowberries, and astilbe, and finished the sculpted arrangement with broad, open-face anthurium and radiant amaryllis. Brynn Larsen of Blooms and Co. designed texture-rich bridal and bridesmaid bouquets showcasing cafe au lait dahlias, roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, snowberries, astilbe, and lamb’s ear.


spring wedding flowers

rose ranunculus bouquets

spring wedding flowers

spring wedding flowers


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Salt Lake City, UT / Photographer: Chudleigh Weddings / Creative Director: Samantha Gardner of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom / Shoot Editor and Wardrobe Stylist: Tessa Woolf of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom / Shoot Venue: Studio Elevn / Wedding Flowers: Blooms and Co., Branches Event Floral, Julie Prince Flowers, and Roots / Wedding Dresses: Modern Trousseau via Alta Moda Bridal, Allure via Danielle’s Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dress: Amsale via Lily & Iris / Jewelry: O.C. Tanner / Hair and Makeup: Gabby Gabbitas / Models: Emma Jones and Abby Sands via McCarty Talent

Joyful Sedona Wedding

Garden Weddings

Today’s wedding is full of not only beautiful decor and precious pups, but also full of oh-so-much love. Jason and Anna Photography came along to photograph Molly and Luke’s intimate wedding day, including their completely adorable escort “cards” and and their seed packet wedding favors. And going back to those precious pups, how cute is the golden retriever flower girl with her wreath?

newlyweds and dogs

From the bride, Molly: Luke and I love the outdoors, and we had envisioned a rustic outdoor wedding with vintage touches. We wanted Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge apple orchard and natural beauty to be the focal point, so simple DIY accents highlighted the gorgeous scenery.


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backyard arizona wedding

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backyard arizona wedding

newlyweds first look

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newlyweds first kiss

The theme was vintage, rustic, and organic and the colors were wildflowers, light pink, and grey. DIY projects were all bouquets and boutonnieres (all made from dried flowers), the birdcage card holder (my mother engraved the wooden hearts), the burlap table runners (hand sewn by my mother), the candy bags for the candy bar (all hand sewn by my mother), the candy bar hutches were built by my step-dad, our wreath for our golden retrieve r(aka flower girl- made by myself), decorative signs (I painted with white paint), and my garter (hand sewn by my mother).


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bride in wood stack

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burlap escort cards

burlap escort cards

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bridesmaids in pink

backyard arizona wedding

colorful drink tables

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backyard arizona wedding

seed wedding favors

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backyard arizona wedding

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Wonderwall,” Oasis
Recessional: “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
First Dance: “I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain
Father/Daughter Dance: “Tiny Dancer,” Elton John

Wedding Location: Sedona, AZ / Wedding Photographer: Jason and Anna Photography / Venue: Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge / Design and Styling: bride and mother / Wedding Flowers: arranged by bridal party / Wedding Dress: WTOO “Bristol” via Mariee Gallery / Bride’s Earrings: Kendra Scott / Hair: Mikala Jean / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Franchesca’s Collection, American Eagle, Nordstrom, Dillards, NY and Co. / Groom’s Attire: Perry Ellis / Wedding Music: Run Boy Run / Wedding Cake: Sedona Sweet Arts / Wedding Invitations: bride

Best of 2012: Bouquets

Wedding Design

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We’ve covered some of our best hits from ceremonies, receptions and DIY tutorials, but what’s a Best Of Weddings list without looking at some incredible bouquet arrangements? 2012 was especially full of endless floral beauty, so we’ve compiled some our top 10 favorites here, in no particular order:

This succulent bouquet from Green Leaf Designs and photographed by Hello Studios added some bright floral goodness to our days:
succulent wedding bouquets

This bouquet from bows and arrows and photographed by n. barrett was a clear winner with its bright hues and Mexican inspiration:
mexican inspired florals

The peonies and succulents in this bouquet from Brocade Nashville, shot by Jessie Holloway, make it a surefire winner:
vintage wedding bouquets

This eclectic mix of blooms arranged by Enchanted Garden Floral Design and photographed by Fondly Forever Photography worked perfectly for a Mediterranean inspired shoot:
mediterranean inspired bouquets

For a perfect touch of rustic detail, add some baby’s breath bouquets to your bridal party’s getup like in this Michigan wedding from Just Alex Photography:
babys breath bouquets

The pastel dahlia bouquet by Sweet Pea Flower Company in this San Diego wedding from Sweet Little Photographs adds the perfect feminine touch:
soft dahlia bouquets

This bouquet by Sarah Schaafsma sprinkled with red and pink accents was the perfect addition to this vintage wedding from Josh Gruetzmacher:
vintage pink bouquets

If bright colors are your style, you didn’t need to look any further than this technicolor bouquet from Just Fresh Concepts and shot by Denise Lin:
bright wedding bouquets

We loved the mix of autumn colors in this bouquet from Hothouse Design Studio and Jamie Clayton:
orange pink bouquets

Anemones are always a crowd-pleaser, and this bouquet from Stems of Dallas and Half Orange Photography was no exception:
anemone wedding bouquets

Blanton House Brunch Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Looking at this wedding from T&C Photographie, you’d absolutely never guess that newlyweds Kindra and Taylor lost their venue a mere three weeks before their wedding. Luckily they stumbled across the incredible Indiana venue The Blanton House, which would soon house one of the prettiest weddings we’ve seen to date! We love the idea of lowering reception costs by hosting a post-ceremony brunch instead of dinner — not to mention more time for daylight pictures!

bride and groom outdoors

From the bride, Kindra: Three weeks before wedding our planner (Linda Cook) received some news; our venue was double booked! Calmly we called venues around the city. That day we went to visit the only venue still open. It was out in the country, I am not a country girl and I did not want a country wedding. I was certain it was going to feel like a step down from our current venue. I was so wrong. The Blanton House was perfect! Early 1900’s home with beautiful grounds and the most elegant white tent for the reception already in place!


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Next we needed a caterer and rental company. Matt Mills, our caterer, fell into our lap with a brilliant brunch menu. We heard about the most amazing rental company Violet Vintage. They blew my mind! The warehouse was filled with unique lovely vintage items ranging from chairs to plates to old doors. We almost rented the entire place!


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A week before the wedding we went to the floral warehouse. We hit another speed bump. We were told this crazy drought we were experiencing was going to inhibit any chance of getting the flowers I had always dreamed of having!


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The week of the wedding my husband and I went to get our marriage license. When we got to the city we saw a huge weekly farmers market happening. I LOVE farmers markets so we had ourselves a look. We ran into a very cute woman selling beautiful garden flowers and it clicked. She was going to be the fix to my flower problem. The day before the wedding our day of planner Drew drove a total of 2 hours to get fresh back yard flowers from our new friend. Needless to say, they were stunning.


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Our wedding day was a beautiful 80 degree day; which would make it the coldest day of the entire summer! My husband looked handsome and my maid of honor was beautiful! The ceremony site was stunning and the brunch was delicious! It was a perfect way to start a life with my best friend.


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Wedding Location: Danville, IN / Wedding Photographer: T&C Photographie / Wedding Venue: The Blanton House / Event Designer: The bride, Kindra Keller / Wedding Planning: Linda Cook / Day-Of Coordination: Drew Hoopingarner / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Bride’s Veil: Made by bride / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Jewelry: Anthropologie / Bridesmaid’s Dress: Ruche / Groom’s Suit: Michael Kors / Wedding Flowers: Ronda Orebaugh and Alma Hamblin / Rentals: Violet Vintage / Wedding Invitations: Rachel May

Georgia Horse Farm Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Horses, barbecue, Elvis… could it get any more perfectly southern than this? Christian and Anna celebrated their wedding day at a Georgia Polo Farm with the amazing Laura Leslie tagging along for posterity, and pulled color inspiration from every wildflower under the sun. The result is a truly colorful authentic Georgian affair!


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From the bride, Anna: I love animals so to have our wedding surrounded by horses, dogs and pigs, was ideal. And we were married in front of a barn! Our wedding leaned a little more towards the non-traditional. However, I did have my daddy walk me down the isle and give me away. Christian and I also shared our first dance to the tune of Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Also, it wouldn’t be a southern wedding without serving some delicious BBQ at the reception!


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Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GAPolo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

I first saw my wedding dress online and adored it. It was simple and classic but still had a princess feel to it. I discovered it was from David’s Bridal and the very next day I went down there and tried it on. I knew immediately it was “the one.”


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Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GAPolo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

I wanted our wedding to have a very relaxed feel to it so I didn’t want the traditional wedding cake or rigid flower center pieces. Instead we decided on a variety of flavors of cupcakes instead of our cake. To add even more variation to the reception we searched antique store for old tin cans to arrange the flowers in. I think they really added a brightness and sense of fun to the whole event.


Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

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Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

For me the most memorable moment for us was our first look photo shoot. We really liked the idea of seeing each other for the first time being a more intimate and special moment. Being able too see the look on Christian’s face and hug him and kiss was definitely the most memorable part of the day.


Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA

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Polo Horse Farm Wedding, GA


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Wedding Vendors (Alpharetta, GA):

Wedding Venue: Chukkar Farm / Wedding Photographer: Laura Leslie Photography / Wedding Flowers and Bride’s Headband: Country Garden Florist / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Banana Republic / Groom and Groomsmen’s Clothing: J. Crew / Groom’s Tie and Pocket Square: The Hill-Side / Bride’s Hair: Beth Hardy / Wedding Caterer: Smoke Jack BBQ / Wedding Cake: Yummy Piece of Flour / Wedding Invitations: Bradley Huff

Best of 2011: Bouquets

Weekly Wrap Ups

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We’ve got even more 2011 goodness with a special focus on a few of our favorite wedding bouquets of the year! It was terribly difficult to narrow down our selections to only a handful, but be sure to see even more floral beauty in the galleries. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are some stunners:

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1. Indie Manhattan Wedding shot by Trent Bailey, Flowers by Poppies and Posies

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2. Asheville Courthouse Elopement shot by Kat Braman, Flowers by Blossoms at Biltmore Park

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3. Intimate Farm Wedding shot by Bamber Photography, Flowers by Nicole Kammeyer

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4. New York City Wedding shot by Three Nails Photography, Flowers by Adore Floral

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5. Beaver Stadium wedding, captured by Sweet Little Photographs. Flowers by Daniel Vaughn.

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6. Charlotsville wedding shoot captured by Adam Barnes Photo. Flowers by Petal Flower Company

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7. New Mexico wedding captured by Clary Photo. Flowers by mother of the groom.

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8. Natural History Museum wedding shot by Annie McElwain Photography. Flowers by La Vie en Rose Eco Friendly Floral Design

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9. Sweet Monday Photography. Flowers by Megan Fickling of La Partie Events

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10. Kent Wedding Ideas shot by Sarah Gawler, Flowers by LK Lily

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11. Vintage English Wedding shot by Kyle Hale

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12. Rhode Island wedding captured by Rebecca Arthurs. Flowers by Flower Thyme.

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13. Vintage Mississippi Wedding shot by Courtney Dellafiora, Flowers by Randy Jackson of Flowertyme

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14. NYC wedding shot by Photo Pink. Flowers by Blossom and Branch

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15. Missouri wedding captured by Eric Lundgren Photography. Flowers by Intuitive Blooms

Delve into a sea of pretty blooms here in the gallery.

Vintage Bohemian Wedding Ideas

Design Inspiration

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Yummy fruit tarts, boho beauties, and a moody fall color palette — those are just a few of the treats you’ll find in this inspiration shoot from dreamed up by Finishing Touch Event Design and shot by Melissa McCrotty. Most of all, we’re obsessing over the mix of brass and bold hues.

Vintage Bohemian Wedding
Vintage Bohemian Wedding

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From the event designer, Jessica: I recently had the immense pleasure of designing an inspirational shoot in a fabulous bohemian style. Some of the vintage focal pieces include the absolutely amazing statement jewelry from the 1910s through the 1960s and a mixture of copper and cobalt blue glass centerpiece containers from antique malls throughout the state.


Vintage Bohemian Wedding

There are a few DIY elements in the shoot, including paper pinwheels we used to accessorize the chairs, but which can also be used as napkin decor, etc. Another DIY project was the ribbon curtain that can be used as a ceremony backdrop or added element for your head table or cake table to create a beautiful focal point.


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Vintage Bohemian Wedding

vintage bohemian wedding ideas

Vintage Bohemian Wedding

Some of the best vendors in the state contributed to the shoot, including design & styling by Finishing Touch, flowers by Tanarah, jewelry from Mae’s Heirlooms, paper products from Molly’s Paperie, organic desserts from Beland Manor, and Photography by Melissa McCrotty.

Vintage Bohemian Wedding

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Wedding vendors (Hartford, AR):

Venue: Family farm / Photographer: Melissa McCrotty / Event Designer & Stylist: Finishing Touch Event Design / Desserts: Beland Manor / Florist: Tanarah / Jewelry: Mae’s Heirlooms / Gown: Danielle’s Bridal / Shoes: BCBG / Stationery: Molly’s Paperie / Hair and Makeup: Stacy Killingsworth of Ephiphany Salon

Backyard Rhode Island Wedding

Garden Weddings

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This wedding has everything that makes our hearts skip a beat: one couple clearly in love, arrangements filled with wildflowers, and the most adorable little flower girls you’ll ever see, all masterfully captured by AGA iMAGES. We just can’t help but stare at Kateri’s gorgeous gown. Can we unanimously agree that it’s gorg?

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From the bride, Kateri: The ceremony took place in one of the pastures, and was originally supposed to be open air. After checking the forecast several days before the wedding, we made the decision to rent a small tent for the area. It rained on our day, so that was one of the best last-minute decisions we made. We had tons of ivory candles in mason jars along the aisle and throughout and it felt really cozy and sweet under the tent surrounded by the people we love. We borrowed an antique carriage, that was basically falling apart, from an adorable old farmer and used it as a backdrop. Our friend played acoustic guitar. We had an amazing woman as our officiant who included our family and friends in the service. It all felt so personal and so warm.

Rhode Island Backyard wedding

Rhode Island Backyard wedding

I knew that I didn’t want the typical wedding fare, so my mom and I planned the menu based on the food that Dan and I love. We went with comfort foods, mostly all recipes from Ina Garten. It’s not the easiest thing to find a caterer that will make specific recipes from a customized menu! My mom made the decision to make all the food herself (she’s crazy! and an amazing cook!) and to hire my aunt who is a catering manager to handle all the details. My dad is a baker, and he made the delicious filled cupcakes, along with chocolate pudding, apple crisp, and chocolate chip cookies! Our friends own a bar, the Malted Barley, and they provided the alcohol and beer.

Rhode Island Backyard wedding

Rhode Island wedding

Rhode Island wedding

We went for a rustic farm theme, with antique lace accents and lots of natural wood and burlap. We mixed in some of our own antique furniture and linens, which made it feel very intimate… like an extension of our living room. We rented long, wooden farm tables and adorned them with a handmade, natural linen runner with crochet lace trim. The napkins are actually dishcloths from Ikea. The wooden centerpiece boxes were designed by me, and made by a dear family friend, who also happens to be a master carpenter. He also made the huge wooden frames for the chalkboard seating chart and menu. He sawed and hammered, and I painted and stained.

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I wanted the flowers at our wedding to look like things that were picked from the property, unfussy and natural. A lot of my requests were actually for weeds, like Queen Anne’s Lace, tansy, and goldenrod. Our florist worked with my milk glass collection, and made beautiful arrangements for the bar and food tables. My sister in law, Julia, is an amazing artist and craftswoman. She used a wood burner to burn all the signage for our day onto old barn wood that was lying around our property.

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Our band was awesome! They were so happy to be playing and singing their hearts out for a very wild crowd! We loved seeing all of our family and friends together in the same place, celebrating life and love. We also needed to have our handsome bulldog Reggie right there with us the entire time! The day left us feeling very blessed to have so many helpful and talented people surrounding us, making it all possible… and so much fun! And the best part is, it all happened at HOME!

Rhode Island Backyard wedding

Rhode Island wedding

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Wedding vendors (Rhode Island):

Venue: Bride and groom’s home / Wedding photographer: agaimages / Wedding flowers: Weed Weavers / Band: Equinox / Wedding gown: Claire Pettibone / Wedding catering: West’s Bakery / Bride’s earrings: Anthropologie / Groom’s shirt and tie: J. Crew / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Urban Outfitters / Flower Girl Dresses: dressbabybeautiful / Ring Bearer’s shirts: Land’s End / Wedding invitations: Lucky Luxe

Vintage State Park Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Nothing like a scrumptious vintage 1920s lace gown to get us all giddy of excitement. Fawn and Brian’s wedding, aside from throwing one amazing party, had lots of vintage and handmade touches that made us ooh and ah at every image. Vintage fabric prints, sweet little handmade birds and lawn games are just a few of the things that made us fall in love with this Pacific Palisades wedding from Sweet Monday Photography. Check out the invitations with the couple’s two precious kitties and an illustration of the bride’s wedding dress, all in the gallery waiting for you!

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From the bride, Fawn: Hi there Ruffled readers! I have to tell you as I was planning my wedding I was reading this gorgeous blog religiously, constantly being inspired by all the ways brides were able to make their days deeply personal and special for their guests. Brian and I knew we wanted a simple wedding that stayed true to our values and honored who we were as a couple. We incorporated a lot of vintage including my dress from the 1920’s, floral tablecloths, and tons of homemade crafty goodies. One of my favorite projects was the chalkboard table numbers with felt love-birds on top. The other project I loved was screen printing our own totes to give to guests with lyrics from one of our favorite songs, “Today was a good day” (Ice Cube). It was super fun and romantic.

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If I had to give advice to a bride I would say two things. First, work only with people who put a smile on your face. If anyone makes you nervous or is not so nice DON’T book them! I would like to send a shout out to Amy Harmon at M Café and April & Lindsey of Sweet Monday Photography! These ladies helped to make our day so smooth and carefree. I can’t thank them enough. Second, invest in memories! Splurge on a killer photographer and get someone to video your event. My mom went out and purchased a video camera (and my step father trained himself how to use it) for the day. Being able to watch ourselves exchange our vows was such a precious gift! I didn’t cry at the ceremony but balled watching it later!

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love bird table number

We were super lucky to be surrounded by amazing friends and family on our special day. My dear friend Amy single handedly made all the floral arrangements and used glass food jars we saved up for a year. Another good friend became ordained to marry us. We did not have to hire a wedding planner as our good friend Lauren happened to be amazing at organizing. At the end of the day Brian and I were beyond touched to have so many good friends participate and that really made the day just so much more special.
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love bird table number

Sweet Monday Photography. Check out the invitations with the couple’s two precious kitties and an illustration of the bride’s wedding dress, all in the View all images from this wedding in the gallery

From the photographer: Fawn & Brian not only adore all things vintage but they are super duper crafty and they put together an amazingly gorgeous, sweet and intimate wedding on a Sunday afternoon in one of the local Los Angeles area state parks. Bicycle rides en masse are very popular, especially on the east side of LA and Fawn & Brian happened to be riding next to each other one night & they’ve been inseparable ever since. For their wedding they spent months & months scouring Etsy, eBay and various other online outlets and local antique stores for the different elements of their wedding. Fawn’s dress was vintage from the 20s and she had a slip made by the woman who makes the costumes for the TV show “Pan Am.” They collected vintage table cloths & quilts, all of the bridesmaids dresses were vintage, Fawn made fabric buntings, chalkboard table numbers, felt birds (the fabric on the birds wings matched the fabric buttons on the escort cards), yarn wreaths, and she & Brian even took a screenprinting class when they had their tote bag party favors printed. They designed their own Save the Date and RSVP cards and had them printed by a local LA printer. And perhaps our personal favorite element was their custom invitation designed by Le French Circus which shows the two of them on their wedding day with their bicycles and their two kitties sitting in a tree. The quilts were laid out on the ground with various board & lawn games. Other than us, the only other “pro” vendor was a local vegan restaurant and otherwise all of the flowers, music, video, etc. that went into creating the mood of the day was provided by their talented & generous friends and family. The parasols and the escort card numbers were donated by a friend that had been married recently. So not only was the day adorably vintage but it was also incredibly eco-friendly!

Wedding vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Venue: Temescal Gateway Park (Deer Meadow) / Photographer: Sweet Monday Photography / Wedding dress: Vintage / Bride’s slip: Revamp Vintage / Bridesmaids Dresses: Vintage from Shareens, Etsy and a flea market / Groom’s attire: J Crew suit, H&M shirt, Top Shop for Men tie, Barneys Co-Op shoes / Invitation Designer: Le French Circus / Printer for Invitations & RSVP cards: Indie Printing / Screenprinter for tote bag party favor & Save the Dates: Grow Your Own Media / Caterer: M Café

North Carolina Courthouse Wedding

Elopements

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If courthouse wedding elicits a vision of underplanned simplicity for you, prepare to have your mind utterly blown. In the midst of wedding planning, Chelsea and Nate had a change of heart and decided to elope to their local county courthouse, bringing along the awesome Kat Braman to photograph the results. Their day was just as beautiful as any other I’ve seen!

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From the photographer, Kat: Chelsea and Nate originally planned on getting married in Florida and decided to elope instead. Chelsea emailed me and asked me to pick their wedding date. They ended up inviting their closest family and friends to their elopement and created a beautiful wedding exactly like them: warm, intimate, fun and completely stylish. I was so honored to be there to document their unique date; My favorite moment was the elevator ride with 2 convicts in orange jumpsuits on the way to the ceremony. We weren’t sure what the Courthouse would say when 20+ people showed up to witness a wedding, but everything worked out exactly how Chelsea and Nate wanted it.

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From the bride, Chelsea: We decided early on that we weren’t interested in having a traditional wedding and since neither of us were keen on being the center of attention, a courthouse elopement seemed fitting. We wanted our day to feel spontaneous and intimate with a vintage feel to match the character of the 81 year old courthouse. From the borrowed jewelry, to the look of handpicked flowers, to the cupcake shop that we walked to after the ceremony –we wanted to create a day that felt effortless.

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asheville nc courthouse elopement wedding

I’d describe our wedding as simple and organic with some vintage flair. We started with neutrals and earth tones – whites, beiges, greens, and greys – and added pops of blue and red to match the beautiful painted ceilings of the courthouse. Initially I got a little DIY crazy (like all brides do) and eventually limited myself to 2 projects – the hair piece I wore and the magnets that we gave to our guests – with other mini projects sprinkled in.

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asheville nc courthouse elopement wedding

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Since I did all the planning myself it was really important for me to prioritize. Make a list of what’s most important and focus on those things. Also, find a photographer that shares your same vision. Those photos might last longer than your memories so make sure they’re going to capture your day the way you envision.

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Wedding vendors (Asheville, NC):

Ceremony venue: Buncombe County Courthouse / Reception venue: The Market Place / Wedding Photographer: Kat Braman Photography / Wedding dress: Calypso St. Barth / Bride’s sweater: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ dresses: chosen by bridesmaids / Bride’s shoes: Loeffler Randall / Groom’s suit: J. Crew / Wedding flowers: Blossoms at Biltmore Park / Wedding hair: Bliss Salon / Wedding invitations: e.m. papers / Wedding cupcakes: The Sisters McMullen Cupcake Corner / Hair accessories: made by bride

e.m. papers is a member of Blue Label.