I stumbled upon Laura Dowling’s blog, and saw these French garden inspired wedding bouquets wrapped with braided leaves. I specially love the second bouquet on the right, with daisies and wildflowers.
The weekend is upon us, and I hope each and every one of you has an utterly fantastic one! Now, on to some lovely links for your weekend…
Love these Freewheelin’ inspired wedding invitations.
A newlywed walk of shame? Sign me up!
An Intimate Australian wedding with pops of orange.
A budget chic wedding with an amazing dress!
We have the winners of the Wedding Window giveaway! Even though the giveaway was originally for two 12-month hosting packages, Wedding Window loved your responses so much, they chose three winners!!!
Anna-Maria O’toole: Our splurge is definitely hiring our venue for 4 days but with immediate family coming from Ireland, England, Italy, Canada, the US and Pakistan. We didn’t want them to arrive say quick hellos and then be ushered out come 11.30pm. This way the guests can get to know each other, spend time with us and relax both before and after the wedding itself. The venue itself is an old monastery outside Rome on Lago Albano so if the sun shines it should be a fabulous holiday for everyone and with 4 days there can be no jetlag excuses to stop the party early. My personal spurge has been a pair off green sequin shoes from Kurt Geiger the only purchase for the whole wedding not from a sale rail!
Heather: My biggest splurge is budgeting to have 9 of my best friends as my bridesmaids – rather than a budget conscious choice of narrowing it down to my sister as my MOH. The more the merrier right!? I can’t wait to stand up there with those lovely ladies.
Bevin: My wedding splurge is my wedding dress. Costing a mere $400, I was able to find the dress of my dreams. My parents fell on hard times a few years ago, and I knew in the back of my mind that they would not be able to financially contribute anything to our wedding. So we have been engaged for 2 years now, saving up money, and are planning an October, 2011 wedding. Even though it will be small, I know that it will be full of love. And I can’t wait to wear my beautiful splurge of a wedding dress!
For those of you who didn’t win, Wedding Window still wants to offer you a little something! Through June 30th, Ruffled readers will receive $10 off any hosting term package of at least 6 months with the code Ruffled10.
In other important news, Illegal Wedding Fair is going on this Sunday, June 6th in NYC! A group of super-talented wedding professionals will be joining together to support same-sex couples right to celebrate their love. Don’t miss out on some incredible food, cocktails, and live music at a gorgeous Manhattan townhouse. To learn more, head on over to the Illegal Wedding Fair Website. Eat, drink, & demand to be equally married!!!
Last, but certainly not least, Oh So Beautiful Paper launched a new url and look this week. Everything looks absolutely adorable, so make sure you go check it out!
Photos by Katie Stoops