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Intimate Portland Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Geneoh

Any time a wedding from Gene Pease lands in our inbox, we know we’re in for quite the treat. Emma and Mike’s wedding is one of the sweetest we’ve seen so far — it was so touching to see all the surprises Emma had in store for Mike throughout the wedding day, like passing around his most loved dessert during the reception and walking down the aisle to his favorite song!

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From the bride, Emma: Overall, we just really wanted it to feel comfortable and relaxed. We stuck to things we naturally gravitated towards and things that reflected what we like–using antique books and scrabble tiles in our table settings, embracing non-traditional programs and choosing our (okay, my) favorite flowers. We wanted it to feel soft and romantic, but didn’t want to limit ourselves to only a few select colors. The main colors were gray and navy blue, accented with green, soft yellow, cream and soft pink.

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One DIY project I took on was making confetti to put into little envelopes onto the back of our programs for people to toss as we walked down the aisle post-vows. I found the idea on Pinterest and went to Home Depot to get dozens of paint samples in a variety of colors I liked. I bought some hole punches in various sizes and then went to town! It was an easy project to do while watching TV. The other main DIY thing we did was work with my little brother who is an extremely talented graphic designer to create most of our wedding stationary. He did a fantastic job and was able to create exactly what we wanted! After he created the design files, we found this awesome site, Catprint.com that does quality printing very affordably! They also send you a physical proof before you submit your final print order, so you know exactly what it will look and feel like before making that massive print order!

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One of my favorite moments was right after we said our vows, we went off by ourselves for a few minutes before we took group pictures to just reflect on that fact that, hey, we just got married! This was advice from our dear friend and Mike’s long-time mentor Ryan Blanck who got ordained so he could marry us. I would share this advice with any and everyone! Most of the wedding my husband Mike and I planned together, but I wanted to save a few surprises for him on the wedding day. One of those had to do with our wedding cake. When he cut into our cake and saw that it was Funfetti (his favorite flavor) the look on his face was priceless! I also surprised him with a late night snack of warm chocolate chip cookies and mini glasses of milk for everyone–that’s his favorite dessert of all time!

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What advice do you have, if any, for brides planning their wedding day now? Remember what’s important! Weddings can make people go a special kind of crazy, so try to stay grounded and remember why you’re doing this: to share your love and commitment with all your friends and family. Your floral arrangements and the passed appetizers don’t mean a thing if you lose sight of that. Also, on a practical level, ask for help! When people offer to help you, they generally mean it. Being as prepared and relaxed as possible is so important when juggling all the responsibilities of being a bride leading up to the wedding, but when the big day comes, a Day-Of Coordinator will be the best money you spend–I promise! I am an organized, borderline-Type A person, and I was so grateful to leave any mishaps or questions to someone else for the day!

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Fix You,” Coldplay
First Dance: “When She Comes Around,” Ben Rector

Wedding Location: Portland, OR / Photographer: Geneoh / Wedding Venue: West End Theater / Floral Design and Candy Bar: Punch Floral / Wedding Dress: Dessy Destination / Veil and Alterations: Vicki Nelson / Hair: Perry Jackman / Make-up: Katie York / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Caterer: Premiere Catering / Baker: Le Cookie Monkey / Day Of Coordination: Your Perfect Bridesmaid / Ceremony Music: Collage Trio / Save the Dates/Programs/Escort Cards: Jonathan Rush / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Videographer: Lance Watts

Malibu Beach Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Braedon Photography

Ladies and gents, prepare yourselves for a stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of styled shoot, sent over to us by designer extraordinaire Beth Helmstetter. Produced by Be Inspired PR, photographed by Braedon Flynn, and flowers by Dolce Designs Studio for Destination I Do Magazine, this shoot is hands-down guaranteed to brighten up your day and get you dreaming for some sandy time in the sun!

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From the event designer, Beth Helmstetter: The shoot was full of fun details, like colorful Adirondack chairs for the ceremony, vibrant pillows for dinner seating, and was inspired by a colorful, cozy beach wedding in Malibu.

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The menu included grilled watermelon cubes topped with hamachi sashimi, cilantro Creme Fraiche and wasabi cotton candy, shoestring fries with Cajun remoulade, mini all-beef hot dogs with a sesame seed bun, caramelized shallots and 50-50 sauce, beach style chargrilled swordfish with fresh apricot and fennel salsa, butternut squash slaw, peach Bellini snow cone shooter, and citrus vodka and pink lemonade snow cone shooter. The welcome basket was stuffed with OneHope wine and champagne, chocolate covered pretzels, Chupa Chups Suckers, and seasalt shortbread cookies.

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Shoot Location: Malibu, CA / Photographer: Braedon Flynn / Originally Featured in: Destination I Do Magazine / Event Design and Planning: Beth Helmstetter Events / Production: Be Inspired PR / Floral Design: Dolce Designs Studio / Event Venue: Sunset Restaurant in Malibu / Wedding Dresses: Kirstie Kelly Couture / Veils and Headbands: Erica Elizabeth Designs / Hair and Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Modcloth / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Elite Tuxedo / Groom and Groomsmen’s Bow Ties: Xoelle / Caterer: Contemporary Catering / Cakes: Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach / Champagne: ONEHOPE Weddings / Table + Surfboard: Found Vintage Rentals / Pillows and Linens: Designer Specialty Linens / Tableware: Fiestaware / Stationery: Pitbulls and Posies / Surfboard Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy

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Good Stone

At Good Stone, we create custom jewelry for proposing. Believing that diamond jewelry doesn’t have to be defined by tradition, we celebrate our designs with transparency, quality and integrity. We design rings we like, source the diamonds and gems we want, and offer it all to those who share our tastes.

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Whimsical New Hampshire Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

A red feathered veil for the bride, a bridal party in bright assorted colors, and a jaw-dropping Carolina Herrera wedding gown — these are just a very few of the reasons why we love this wedding from We Are the Parsons so very much. Bride Erica picked six eye-catching colors — lime, papaya, lemon, poppy, fuchsia, violet — and asked her wedding party to put together their outfits around them, and we can’t get enough of the gorgeous effect!

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From the bride, Erica: We really wanted it to be not only about the two of us, but also about our friends and family. We focused a lot on the ceremony and involving several of our friends and family members, requesting that they each contribute something unique and original (a story, a song, a game, a performance etc). We wanted to recognize each person individually, which is one of the reasons why we integrated so much color, with each of our friends and family members wearing their own color of their choice.


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We chose to hold the ceremony and the reception at Erica’s family home because it’s such a special and unique place on the ocean off the coast of New Hampshire, it holds so many wonderful memories for both of us (as Ben and I have been together for 8 years and have spent a significant amount of time at my family home) and we wanted to share that with our friends and family. We also love to have fun and the costume/Polaroid photo guest book was a way for our friends and family to take part in the free-spirited nature of our relationship.


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The save-the-date card was a essentially a DIY project (excluding the printing). I had been envisioning the ceremony site with all of our colorful flowers and the water and jumping rocks in the background, and our beloved dog, Zora, of course. All of this was inspiration for the design of the save-the-date. The artwork for the invitation and the ceremony programs was also an original piece of my artwork, though something quite old (from high school) that I’ve always loved. There was no way I could choose just a few colors for our palette, which is what led to the rainbow affect.


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I also collect textiles from all around the world (working in international development) and was inspired to integrate colorful textiles and prints into our decor. Domestically, I have been drawn to Amy Butler fabrics for the past several years, which I have used to sew baby quilts for my girlfriends’ children. In the end it was the colorful, retro, yet tribal designs of Amy Butler that made it onto our table tops for added color and flair. I also used these fabrics for the name-card holder that we hung from my family’s cherry tree at the entrance to the reception area. One of the most exciting design elements was the inclusion of the star lanterns. I collected these from a number of websites (as well as from my travels around the world) and we created a drop-ceiling effect above the dance floor with tons of paper star lanterns that really added life to our evening.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice really depends on the kind of celebration each couple is looking for. First though, I really feel that any advice should not be targeted to only the bride, but also should include the groom. Weddings are about the couple and should be planned and carried out by both members of the couple to the fullest extent possible (despite the rolling of eyes and the clashing of ideas). While I may have done a bit more of the planning, our celebration was wonderful and special because Ben was involved in a great share of it. I’m also very detail oriented and like to be very involved in all elements of the planning, so my advice to couples like me is to give yourself plenty of time. I also think that our celebration was so much more meaningful for us and our family and friends because everything was tied so closely to us; our home, our neighborhood, our special places, special vendors, etc.


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bride with red veil

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “All Is Full of Love,” Bjork
Recessional: “Over the Hills and Far Away,” Led Zeppelin
My father and I took dance classes together for several months before the wedding. I asked him to choose the song for our dance, and being the classy man he is, he chose Frank Sinatra, “The Way you Look Tonight.” It was such a special dance for both of us, particularly because he really never dances and would ordinarily shy away from such a public display, but we absolutely rocked it!
Ben and his mother, on the other hand, danced to a more modern tune, which Ben’s mother also chose. Apparently Ben was (as a joke) really “into” this song by R. Kelly in high school, which his mother remembered well. When asked which song she wanted to dance to for the wedding, she chose this one, and it was a sight to be seen!

Wedding Location: New Castle, New Hampshire / Wedding Photographer: We Are the Parsons / Wedding Venue: Private residence / Wedding Planner: Blissful Beginnings / Wedding Flowers: The Flower Kiosk / Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera / Wedding Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Bride’s Earrings: L’elite / Bride’s Hair: Lena Hartford of Hair That Moves / Wedding Caterer: The White Apron / Wedding Cake: Gail Spivey / Ceremony Music: White Heat Swing Orchestra / DJ: Slam Patten / Wedding Invitations: Bride and groom and Gus and Ruby Letterpress / Transportation: Sea Coast Trolley

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Alexis June Weddings

Hello beautiful! We’re Brandi + Ryan, the husband-wife photographers behind Alexis June Weddings. So who is Alexis June? They are the two loves of our life, our daughters, Kierstyn {whose middle name is Alexis} and Kaija {who was born in June}. Two years ago we sold everything we own to pursue our dreams and move across the country to NYC. We’ve been married for nine years and still crazy in love. Ryan speaks Norwegian. Brandi loves everything about Norway. Ryan has his MBA from Notre Dame, but loves to cook. Brandi was a journalist in the United States Air Force and eats everything Ryan cooks. Together with our girls we live in Atlanta, Georgia and cherish every day together.

Being wedding photographers is an honor and a privilege, to be a part of one of the most important moments in a someone’s life is deeply personal. Capturing a couple’s love story together makes what we do even more special. We have laughed, we have cried and we have experienced those joyous moments when its more about two individuals joining as one and less about the details. It’s about the marriage. It’s about the future. Love is a gorgeous thing and we are truly passionate about what we do. We believe everyone has a story and it should be told.

This is our story, what is yours?

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Intimate Charleston Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Whenever you have Richard Israel photographing your wedding day, you know your images aren’t just going to be pictures — they’ll be heirlooms. How else could you refer to these stunning shots from Erin and Adam’s Charleston wedding? Their big day was planned from across the globe and happened only 9 days after the bride returned from a two-year-long Peace Corps stint, which goes to show that in the world of weddings, no planning task is insurmountable!

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From the bride, Erin: How in the world this relationship and wedding fell into place is beyond me. Let’s call it a miracle. Adam and I met many years ago at a party, laughed for hours, and then promptly disappeared from each others’ lives only to re-meet at a party several years later. Skip forward 3 months to when Adam finally asked me out on the same day that I found out I was leaving for two years to be a Peace Corps Volunteer across the globe. During the next 26 long months, we made many huge phone card and plane ticket purchases, but we made it! Nine days after my plane landed on American soil after I finished my Peace Corps stint (and I got a much needed haircut), we got married in a picture-perfect ceremony. It’s crazy, I know.


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The planning of the wedding was a bit chaotic and messy. It was all done on the phone or by email since I was in a different country. At first, we were planning a 200-guest wedding to culminate with a bowling alley reception. Then our schedules changed, and we scrapped that idea (thankfully, as my only mental breakdown moment occurred when I thought of 200 people staring at me for hours… too much pressure!) to something more manageable – an invite list of 28 guests.


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We combined professional bouquets and boutonnieres with grocery store bought flowers for the tables which were arranged by my sister, cousin and friend the morning of the wedding. Our save-the-dates and invitations were graciously designed and printed by Adam’s sister, Emily.I did my own hair and makeup and somehow didn’t end up looking like a hot mess by the end of the day. The cupcakes, on the other hand, did look a little like a hot mess. Don’t try to transport melting cupcakes in the heat of a Charleston summer!


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I sent a picture of a table decoration that I loved to my mom, and she shopped for and planned everything with the help of my sister. My mom made my headpiece and belt based on a BHLDN one that wasn’t the right color. My mom also planned the menu and cooked everything for our guests (supplemented with a few sides from grocery stores). Without patient and helpful friends and family members, we could never have pulled off this wedding.


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The wedding ceremony itself was a hilarious mess. Rings were forgotten (but sorted in the nick of time). No one told Adam, the officiant, and groomsmen that the wedding started, so they had to be fetched from the cabin by the photographer while the bridesmaids waited at the front of the ceremony. Adam put my ring on the wrong hand, but I was too nervous to notice. Our officiant was our friend Ben who made the ceremony so personal and funny. Our friend Jon played classical guitar during the ceremony (including music from The Princess Bride). Adam and I served communion to our guests during the ceremony, which I thought was a special thing to share with them. Afterward, we all enjoyed a homemade dinner together. After all the work planning this wedding from different countries, it somehow went off without a hitch. Adam and I ended our wedding day with grateful hearts to have spent the day celebrating with our closest family and friends.


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Wedding Location: Charleston, SC / Wedding Photographer: Richard Israel / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Bride’s Shoes: Zara / Bride’s Headband and Belt: Made by Bride’s Mother / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie / Flowers: Charleston Flower Market / Venue: Toogoodoo Bluff Compound / Wedding Music: Jonathan Crissman / Wedding Invitations: Every Little Thing Studio

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love + peony

Founded in 2016, love and peony is a Los Angeles, California based small business specializing bridal robes and wedding accessories made with love.
Our products are made in small quantity using high quality fabrics. Every product is individually handcrafted and packaged with detailed care and attention.

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Barr Mansion Texas Wedding

Vintage Weddings

It’s no secret we love weddings from Austin’s Barr Mansion here at Ruffled. It has the perfect mix of old world charm and funky whimsy we can never get enough of! Photographer Lauren Larsen captured Ashley and Jason’s wedding day expertly, along with the talents of The Nouveau Romantics and Vera Green Productions. We’re madly in love with the bride’s gorgeous short number!

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From the bride, Ashley: I really let the setting dictate a lot more of the style than I thought I would. I always knew our southern roots and my vintage-modern aesthetic would play a large role whatever the venue. We always wanted the occasion to feel comfortable, but never casual.

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Even though fall really doesn’t begin until November in Texas (or at least it doesn’t feel like it does!), I really wanted to play up a fall wedding. I did this through the color choices of my flowers and bridesmaids dresses and through our menu planning. I had a beautiful deep aubergine with a punch of chartreuse in mind for colors. When I found the perfect bridesmaid dress to base everything around I knew it was meant to be.


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The escort cards with the handkerchiefs were something I nabbed from another wedding. We actually ended up “making” many of the kerchiefs from great fabric we found at a quilting store in Austin. I hand-wrote the escort cards while my bridesmaids cut the fabric and tided the ribbons and my florist added the finishing touch with the buds. It was quite the team effort. my wonderful groom also designed the menus that we placed on the tables.


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The escort cards with the handkerchiefs were something I nabbed from another wedding. We actually ended up “making” many of the kerchiefs from great fabric we found at a quilting store in Austin. I hand-wrote the escort cards while my bridesmaids cut the fabric and tided the ribbons and my florist added the finishing touch with the buds. It was quite the team effort. my wonderful groom also designed the menus that we placed on the tables.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Figure out what’s really important to the two of you from the beginning. For example: food and drink were a big deal to Jason and I. We knew we wanted to spend a large portion of our budget there. Remember that photos are forever, no one will remember if you chose the less expensive champagne (as long as you don’t run out!) Take the week off before your wedding if you can. You’ll be amazed at the last minute things that pop up, and you’ll want some time to transition out of work mode.


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Transatlanticism,” Death Cab for Cutie
Bride’s Processional: “Hoppípolla,” Sigur Ros
Recessional: “Mr. Blue Sky,” Electric Light Orchestra
First Dance: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray La Montagne
Father/Daughter Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Mother/Son Dance: “The Very Thought of You,” Billie Holiday

Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Wedding Venue, Catering, and Cake: The Barr Mansion / Wedding Photographer: Lauren Larsen / Event Design and Planning: Vera Green Productions / Wedding Flowers: The Nouveau Romantics / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Birdcage Veil: BHLDN / Bride’s Earrings: New York Vintage / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit and Tie: J. Crew / Groom’s Shirt: Jack Spade / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Lighting and Rentals: Loot Vintage Rental / Bluegrass Band: The Lost Pines / DJ: Penguin Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Hello Lucky! / Calligraphy: Nicole Black of The Left Handed Calligrapher

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Anna Campbell

Inspired by vintage romance, yet influenced by the relaxed elegance of modern weddings, Anna Campbell creates breathtakingly beautiful dresses that enhance, rather than define, the natural beauty of our bohemian, romantic and free-spirited brides! Featuring decadent, sparkling hand-embellishments, intricately hand-beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk organza, every sparkling Anna Campbell gown is handmade with love in our local Melbourne studio, and shimmering hand-embellishments are similarly finished in-house.

From the beautiful collection of dresses that Anna designs each year, every silk gown is custom made and customizable for our brides, ensuring each wedding dress is specially tailored to our bride’s shape, style, wedding and dreams!

Find your dream Anna Campbell silk dress or shimmering accessory at the flagship Melbourne boutique, via our exclusive network of Australian and international retailers (across the US, UK, Europe, Canada and Brazil), or by working direct with our Online Stylist.

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Nostalgic Woodsy Wedding

Garden Weddings

This California wedding from Kate Harrison is like stepping into a woodland dream — moss and birch details, frilly flora, and of course, a knockout couple of newlyweds! Bride Whitney shines in a stunning Jenny Packham frock, which inspired much of the feel of her wedding. The couple’s inspiration also came from their incredible venue, Nestldown, and it’s easy to see why!


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woodsy outdoor wedding from kate harrison photography

From the bride, Whitney: Our style was very much inspired by Nestldown, our venue, and for me, by the vintage-inspired dress that I had chosen. I was looking for elements that were rustic, vintage, and timeless. As we were planning, my biggest worry was that all our disparate elements wouldn’t come together as a whole, but it really did turn out wonderfully well. Everything was very fun and very personal. Both Ted and I felt that the entire day was a reflection of our personalities.


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woodsy outdoor wedding from kate harrison photography

We wanted everything to be classic, vintage, and rustic. We went with white and black for our main colors, with green as well to reflect the outdoor setting. Our florist did a great job making our centerpieces natural and non-traditional. A friend of ours had cut a tree down in his yard and we incorporated slices of that tree into our centerpieces.


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woodsy outdoor wedding from kate harrison photography

woodsy outdoor wedding from kate harrison photography

For our guestbook, we had an old-timey photo booth from Photo-matica, whom I can’t recommend enough — they are awesome. They printed out two photo strips, one for our guest book and the other for wedding favors for the guests. We had some wooden photo strip frames made through a vendor on Etsy.com and we painted them ourselves.


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woodsy outdoor wedding from kate harrison photography

woodsy outdoor wedding from kate harrison photography

We also had three bars during cocktail hour — one for wine, one for beer, and one for mixed drinks. We made our own signage for the bars using large picture frames that Ted and I got from a flea market / antiques fair and used chalkboard paint to make huge framed chalkboards. I did the writing on the signs myself.


woodsy outdoor wedding from kate harrison photography

woodsy outdoor wedding from kate harrison photography

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Make sure you keep your wedding plans personal, and remember that weddings are a celebration — it’s all about having fun with the people you love! Also, the day goes by in a flash, so be sure to stop for a moment and savor it all.


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Wedding Music:
Pre-ceremony: J. S. Bach Goldberg Variations – Sally Christian, Piano
Processional: The Alchymist: Sarabande – Bouree by Handel
Bride’s Processional: The Alchymist: Prelude – Minuet by Handel
Recessional: Water Music Suite No. 3 in G Major – Presto followed by Water Music Suite No. 3 in G Major – Country Dance both by Handel
During cocktails and dinner we played songs by Benny Goodman and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
First Dance: Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World sung and played on the ukulele by one of our groomsmen

Wedding Vendors (Campbell, CA):

Wedding Venue: Nestldown / Wedding Photographer: Kate Harrison / Event Planner: Downey Street Events / Event Designer: Eventscapes / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham / Wedding Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bride’s Veil: Sara Gabriel / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Makeup: Maria Lee Makeup / Groom’s Tuxedo: Gucci / Wedding Flowers: Isabella Sikaffy of Florabella Studios / Wedding Caterer: Thomas John Events / Wedding Cake: Studio Cake / Musicians: All-Star Jukebox / Photobooth: photo-matica / Invitation Printing: Dependable Letterpress / Transportation: Deep Limo and Corinthian Parking

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MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

We were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group, Bloom.com, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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Romantic San Diego Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Today’s California wedding at Torrey Pines definitely has us in the Valentine’s spirit — just take a look at the bride’s amazing pink peony bouquet! Photographed by DnA Wylie Photography, this affair perfectly fuses together a little bit rustic, a little bit vintage, and a whole lot of romantic. Also, please sign me up for one of those mini bundt cakes — yummy!


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From the bride, Jacqueline: We wanted our wedding to show classic elegance. It was important to me that we not look back on the wedding and see elements that were “so 2011,” so we incorporated some vintage flare with a modern twist. Also, Kevin and I love the ocean and having our wedding at The Lodge provided the ideal location as we got to look out over the amazing Pacific while saying our vows.

Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines

Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines
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Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines

Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines

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Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines

Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines

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Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines

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Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines

Jacqueline and Kevin - Lodge at Torry Pines

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Wedding Vendors (San Diego, CA):

Wedding Venue: The Lodge at Torrey Pines / Wedding Photographer: DnA Wylie Photography / Wedding Dress: Ines DiSanto / Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Stationery: Lindsay Brooke Design / Videographer: Aqua Vivus

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Dart Collective

DJs • Bands • Party Down

Started as a California-based DJ collective in 2013, Dart has now grown to include numerous live musicians and performers, all with the same simple goal of offering a more customized and personal approach to music curation at weddings and special events.

At Dart, we are all working DJs and musicians. Music is our passion and we want to share it with you and your guests—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to have, or customizing a repertoire list for one of our bands to flawlessly execute, our main goal here is to elevate and personalize your event so that it uniquely represents you.

Despite our attention to detail, we are not elitists and we do not take ourselves too seriously. These events are supposed to be fun, inclusive experiences and we want to only enhance that feeling by playing the best music we can. Whether it’s getting down to LCD Soundsystem or setting the mood with Paul Simon, we want to offer something a little different that will still connect with you and your guests.

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Historic Ballroom Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Emily Steffen

We have to say that bride Brooke stumbled upon one of the most gorgeous venues for an indoor wedding! Pops of yellow here and there brighten up the expansive ballroom in these photos from the wonderful Emily Steffen. Read on to hear Brooke tell us how adorable her “first look” with Jay was!

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From the bride, Brooke: Jay and I are college sweethearts. We met in Milwaukee during our third year of college. Shortly after graduation we moved to Arizona and we have lived here for the past three years. After we got engaged we began planning our Midwest wedding! Minneapolis made the most sense because home is where the family is.

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historic indoor ballroom wedding

When I drove into the parking lot of Nicollet Island Pavilion I knew it was the place. I got tears in my eyes and could NOT wait to have my wedding there. The pavilion is surrounded by trees and water so we chose October for the beautiful fall leaves. I wanted our wedding to be clean and simple with some modern and rustic elements. Nicollet Island Pavilion was the perfect place!

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historic indoor ballroom wedding

After trying on many dresses I found the one at Priscilla of Boston. Months after my purchase, I felt that I needed to do something to make the dress my own, I added a crystal belt and a cage veil from Etsy. It was perfect.

I always wanted black for my bridesmaid dresses. I loved the bows on the back of these dresses–it added a bit of spunk to a timeless piece. Our attire was black and white but I needed something to spice it up, so I added the color through our flowers. This is where the billy balls came in! It was really important to make our wedding day our own. I wasn’t able to travel with many DIY projects so I ordered many pieces off of etsy — the crystal belt, card box, veil, and ‘here comes the bride’ sign.

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My favorite part of the entire day was seeing Jay for the first time. I loved walking up to him with his back turned. Afterwards he told me that he could hear the swooshing of my dress as I got closer and closer to him. I waited until I got a couple feet from him and I said his name. He turned around and looked at me with such emotion and happiness that I knew this is the reason why I am marrying this man today. This really set the tone for the rest of the day. Nothing mattered except our marriage! To me it was perfect.

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Wedding vendors (Minneapolis, MN):

Ceremony venue: Christ Church Lutheran / Reception venue: Nicolett Island Pavilion / Photographer: Emily Steffen / Wedding dress: Priscilla of Boston / Hair and makeup: Erin Dennison / Bridesmaids dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Flower girl’s dress: J. Crew / Flowers: Forever in Bloom / Cake: A Piece of Cake / DJ: Instant Request

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Bethany and Dan Photography

“Photography so fresh you’ll want to slap it.”

In love wedding photographers with our suitcases packed for adventures. We specialize in personality driven portraiture and emotional storytelling.

Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and un-fluffed wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it.

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Ruffled Shop!

Fashion & Beauty

Some of you may have already seen the amazing images of our Shop shot by Elizabeth Messina, and today we’re bringing back a few more to gush over.

Our wedding dresses are completely customizable. All of the tops and skirts are interchangeable, and you can also choose fabric, color and skirt length to create the gown you love. You can also choose to include pockets! Some of our vintage inspired wedding dresses below…

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vintage inspired wedding dresses custom services

Our hair accessory section is full of delicate combs and fun birdcage veils.

vintage inspired wedding dresses custom services

Lois, the silk gown below, has a dainty buttoned back and French cuffs! I can’t think of a better way to incorporate your something old and honor your grandfather than borrowing a pair of antique cufflinks…and call it your something borrowed too!

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vintage inspired wedding dresses custom services

vintage inspired wedding dresses custom services

Sarah Seven brought us her drool-worthy bridesmaid gowns in exclusive colors that are also available at a multi-order discount. Any purchases of 3 or more dresses receive a hefty discount — just let your girls pick their favorite colors, and you will see the discount pop up in your shopping basket. Easy peasy.

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Click here to start shopping! For any questions, always feel free to email us at shop@ruffledblog.com.

Vendors:

Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Photography: Elizabeth Messina
Stylist: Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled

Vintage Colorado Mountain Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Ruffled’s three year birthday week couldn’t end any better than with a gorgeous intimate wedding in Colorado shot by none other than Sean Flanigan. Christina perused Ruffled during her engagement and is here today to share her wedding with us. Congrats Christina + Nathan! Be sure to check ALL images in the gallery – and sit back with your latte, because there are plenty images to gush over.

Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding

We wanted something simple, intimate, calm, beautiful, natural, vintage, & a setting representative of the mountain town we live in. It was important that the wedding fit both our styles. I wanted a setting that Nate felt comfortable in, rather than something pink & overtly feminine.

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Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding
We had an extremely hard time finding a venue for our small party as any conventional wedding site charged the same fee whether we had 20 or 200 guests. We also looked at a number of parks, retail shops, VRBO’s, and even considered decorating our garage at our most desperate moment! Then a friend heard about our dilemma and offered that we could get married where she lived (Crystal Park in Manitou Springs, Colorado, a gated community on a mountain). We went to see the location and were completely blown away by the view. We were immediately smitten and knew it was the right spot for us. We were the first people to get married there, which just made it all the more special!
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Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding

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Manitou vintage western wedding
Manitou vintage western wedding

We made our own plates using Make-A-Plate children’s kit, & kept them for our dinnerware. I painted the simple wooden cake toppers to look like Nate & I. We searched at thrift stores & antique shops to find unique favors for each guest. Each female received a vintage handkerchief & brooch. The men received things like a pocket knive, geodes, old postcards & even an accordion. Our decorations were either found at thrift stores or were things already used as decor in our apartments.

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Manitou vintage western wedding

Manitou vintage western wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? A number of married women have told me that they had wanted a small intimate wedding themselves, but due to expectations they went the opposite route. Weddings can be done traditionally or non-traditionally. What’s important is that the feel of your big day fits you and your fiance.

Wedding Songs:
Processional: “The Cascades” by the Fleet Foxes

Sean Flanigan. Christina perused Ruffled during her engagement and is here today to share her wedding with us. Congrats Christina + Nathan! Be sure to check View all images in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Manitou, Colorado):

Ceremony and reception venue: Crystal Park in Manitou Springs / Photographer: Sean Flanigan / Second shooter: Sergio Mottola / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji / Veil: DIY by the bride / Wedding Shoes: Macy’s / Jewelry: two jade bracelets (one from bride’s grandmother one that the bride bought when she lived in Hong Kong) / Groom’s suit: Nate wore a light grey dress shirt (The Gap), gray pants (Kohl’s), Tom’s shoes, vintage bow tie, my grandfather’s suspenders / DJ: We had a record player & some of our favorite records. The guests could choose a record and change it as they wished / Caterer: Front Range Barbeque / Wedding Dessert: Peach Cobbler & Berry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream from Front Range Barbeque) and homedade almond poppyseed cake for the cake cutting.

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White Runway

White Runway was created to offer brides and bridesmaids stylish dresses that will be loved, cherished, worn again and that your best friends will thank you for. After all, what goes around comes around and it’s good to know that you’ll be safe when it comes to their big day.

All the dresses that you see on White Runway have been carefully selected to provide a flattering fit and timeless style. We offer a wide variety of dresses available in numerous colours and sizes and different budgets to match. If there’s anything you want that you can’t find, please do contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Finally, there’s a reason to always be the bridesmaid!

Visit our Pop Up Showroom in New York or shop online at www.whiterunway.com. We ship worldwide!

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It’s been a while since our last picks from Recycle Your Wedding, so it’s about time we highlight some of our favorite finds before they are gone. We found lots of vintage wedding decor for sale — anything from milk glass vases in bulk to vintage suitcases. Most of the sellers will ship anywhere, so be sure to check everyday to snatch up the best finds. If you’d like to sell your gently used wedding decor, click here and list away!

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Clockwise: lot of 160 mason jars, lot of 15 wooden flower boxes, unused birdcage veil, vintage mailbox

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Plan My Wedding Please

Ever since I was in grade school, I was obsessed with my penmanship. I would not turn in my homework until it was perfect; it drove my mom crazy! I practiced writing every chance I had and eventually fell in love with this art form. Little did I know, it would be the reason I would fall in love with the wedding industry.

Plan My Wedding Please exists to make every wedding and event magical. My role as wedding planner and calligraphy artist, as cliche as it sounds, is to make your wildest dreams come true. From the little details in signage and invitations, to the big details in wedding gowns, caterers and florals, every detail is important. Every young girl dreams of her wedding day, and I am here to make those dreams become reality. I look forward to working with you!

Nicole Presley, owner, is available for wedding planning throughout the United States and sends paper goods worldwide.

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Long Beach DIY Wedding

DIY Weddings

Today’s bride and groom put together their amazingly creative minds and hands to pull off their Long Beach, CA wedding. The groom, Jonathan, is a jeweler who made all of the groomsmen’s cufflinks, the centerpieces, and the altar, while Amy took on the flower arrangements. They lined the altar with Amy’s grandmother’s quilt, which was also used in their engagement session and it was their main source of inspiration for their wedding. She wore vintage wedding dress she found in Chile and had it altered with added flutter sleeves… Just wait until you see her amazing birdcage veil! Thanks to Chad Cress for sharing this wedding with us.

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whimsical monkey wedding cake topper

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Wedding vendors (Long Beach, CA):

Reception Venue: Grace Brethren Church / Wedding photographer: Chad Cress / Food truck: Tacos Jerez / Wedding dress: vintage + bride added flutter sleeves / Groom’s suit: Native Sons / Birdcage veil: Jade Rose Designs

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Bespoken

Based in Greenville, SC and serving the Southeast and beyond, Bespoken is a premier wedding planning, coordination, and design service. We are dedicated to designing, planning, and coordinating elegant, chic, and memorable weddings full of grace and hospitality. Each wedding is unique with tailored details and elevated service. Paying attention to every last detail, Bespoken’s main priority is to thoughtfully coordinate an unforgettable wedding day for you so that you can focus on what matters most.

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Rustic Romantic California Wedding

Rustic Weddings

I dream of going to weddings with as many games available to guests as in this vintage California reception. What better way to celebrate in someone’s big day than with a nice game of croquet? There’s even more to love in this wedding than the lawn games — just take a look at the tulle fabric dessert table backdrop! We have Brad Claypool to thank for taking such wonderful snaps.

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From the bride, Sarah: One of our first dates was spent in an apple orchard so we wanted to try to incorporate that into the wedding somehow. It was very important to both of us for our wedding to be a fun, happy celebration! We wanted our guests to enjoy themselves and not feel like they were at another boring wedding, so we had ragtime music playing and games set up (horseshoes, bocce ball, croquet) and lots of food to eat. We also made our guest book interactive so our guests could have fun and be creative with that, too.

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vintage indie california wedding

vintage indie california wedding

Our wedding was rustic and romantic. I found a page in a Martha Stewart wedding magazine that had a peachy, dusty rose, cream, and brown theme on it and I planned my entire wedding with that in hand! I fell in love with the vintage/romantic feel of the colors and tried my best to use only those colors for our wedding. I searched every wedding blog imaginable for weddings with those shades and got a lot of my inspiration and ideas from weddings I found in the blogs.

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vintage indie california wedding

vintage indie california wedding

The arch we were married under and the arch we used for our photo booth were made by my mother-in-law (she searched high and low for the perfect colors and textures). I decided to go with vintage frames and mirrors for our centerpieces because I already had a large collection of them at my house and I found a ton of great vintage perfume trays and mirrors at a thrift store in Dallas while I was on a work trip shortly after I got engaged.

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vintage indie california wedding

vintage indie california wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Try to enjoy every second of your engagement. It goes by so fast! Don’t be afraid to ask for help; your friends and family will be happy to help you. I could not have done it without them! And remember to be flexible!

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vintage indie california wedding

vintage indie california wedding

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Wedding songs:
Seating of the Family: “Grandma Mary,” Denison Whitmer
Bridal party’s procession: “First Day of my Life,” Bright Eyes
Procession: “Hungry for a Holiday,” The Album Leaf
Communion: “Give Me Jesus”
Recessional: “Flowers in the window,” Travis
First Dance: “La Vie En Rose,” Louis Armstrong

Wedding Vendors (Oak Glen, CA):

Wedding venue: Riley’s Farm / Wedding photographer: Brad Claypool Photography / Wedding dress: Watters / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Anthropologie / Bride’s jewelry: Whitley Designs / Wedding hair: Jessie Holiday / Makeup: Lynn Simpson / Groom’s suit: Ted Baker / Groomsmen’s outfits: H&M / Floral design: Christa Rose / Wedding invitations: Minted / Wedding desserts: Jacquelynn Swank

Christa Rose is a member of Blue Label.

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Bijou’s Sweet Treats

Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia

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Art Deco Texas Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Peacocks, Art Deco, and some serious glam action — need I say more? Captured by our very own Blue Label member Katherine O’Brien, this wedding rocks the vintage glam aesthetic to the core, and just look at that wedding cake! There are loads more photos to be seen, and this is one gallery you won’t want to miss.

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From the bride, Allison: I knew from the beginning that I wanted the wedding to be a different and glamorous event, and for the guests to have a great time. I am totally in love with the 1930’s and 40’s culture-movies, clothes, hair, the elegance of the Art Deco era. Since this was our very own big day, we wanted to try to recapture the feel of a fete of years past. Since the vintage trend seems very haute right now, I was able to get tons of inspiration from this and other wedding blogs which became my weekend and after work obsession.

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We chose Austin, Texas as our location as Matt has some family there, and since all my family would be coming from out-of-state I figured Austin would be a nice place to visit for everyone. At a pool party one day, a friend mentioned that we should check out this place that was part of the Austin Museum of Art called Laguna Gloria. It was built in the early 1900’s and overlooks Lake Austin-a very old world feel. We had our ceremony and reception out on the lawns surrounding the villa.

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vintage art deco texas wedding

Colors were inspired by simple elegance of black and white, with pops of peacock inspired colors-teal & copper. My mother and I did the programs as a DIY project. Since it was a Jewish wedding, and Matt’s side of the family is not Jewish, we used it to help describe some of the traditions and steps of the ceremony that were occuring. I also found a poem that my Father had written for me for my Bat Mitzvah over 16 years ago and put that on the last page for the program.

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vintage art deco texas wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Have a clear vision of what type of feeling you want people to walk away with and keep that in mind during planning. Don’t try to do everything yourself — get help where you can. Try to have everything completely done the week before the wedding and delegate out day of activities so that you can relax and enjoy the time with your family and friends, and future husband. Take that time to reflect on this life changing experience that is happening, and revel in the love and good energy everyone is sending to you. The actual event will go by so quickly. Enjoy every minute of it!

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vintage art deco texas wedding

Blue Label member Katherine O’Brien, this wedding rocks the vintage glam aesthetic to the core, and just look at that wedding cake! There are loads more photos to be seen, and this is one View more images from this wedding

Wedding Songs:
Processional: The Barcarolle from the opera Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach
Recessional and first dance: “It Had to Be You”
Father/daughter and mother/son dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” combined with “What a Wonderful World”

Wedding vendors (Austin, TX):

Wedding venue: Laguna Gloria / Photographer: Katherine O’Brien / Event planner: Becky Brock of BZ Events / Wedding dress: Stephen Yearick / Bridesmaids’ dresses: chosen by bridesmaids / Wedding caterer: Primizie / Wedding flowers: Merveille / Wedding cake: Coco Paloma / Rentals: Premiere Party Rental / Officiant: Rabbi Monty Elisaov / Ceremony musician: Strings Attached / Reception music: Vintage 15 / Stationery: Anibella Ink & Paper / Lighting: FILO / Makeup: Nisa Nicole and Tricia Lee of BOB Salon / Videographer: Crescent Video / Transportation: R&R Transportation

Katherine O’Brien is a member of Blue Label.

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Classic Miami Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Breton and Michelle’s Miami affair is a pristine example of classic elegance. From the bejeweled birdcage veil to the lush Miami estate grounds, this wedding is practically a fairytale! Our endless thanks goes out to the fantastic Marlon Richardson for capturing these gorgeous snaps.

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vintage traditional miami wedding

From the bride, Michelle: I envisioned our wedding day as “vintage elegance.” We hoped for our wedding to be simple, elegant, and black and white with a touch of green.

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vintage traditional miami wedding

vintage traditional miami wedding

vintage traditional miami wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Get Organized! You don’t want to stress about any of the planning on the day of the wedding!

vintage traditional miami wedding

vintage traditional miami wedding

vintage traditional miami wedding

vintage traditional miami wedding

Wedding Songs:
Processional: “At Last,” Etta James
Recessional: “It’s a Beautiful Day,” U2
First Dance: “Everything,” Michael Buble
Father/daughter dance: “Michelle,” The Beatles
Mother/son dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

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Wedding vendors (Miami, Florida):

Ceremony and reception venue: Deering Estate / Wedding Photographer: Marlon Richardson / Wedding coordinator: Michelle Areces at Petit Pois / Wedding flowers: Petit Pois / Wedding dress: “Champagne” by Blu by Enzoani / Birdcage veil: Mariell / Wedding shoes: Nina / Wedding hair: Miriam Behar / Makeup: Gina Paredes / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Wedding invitations: JPaper / Wedding cake: Ana Paz / Wedding catering: Petit Pois / Wedding music: Chris Cruz at Emagination Events / Videographer: Pinnacle Bride / Transportation: Aventura Limo

Marlon Richardson is a member of Blue Label.

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Vintage Brooklyn Wedding

Vintage Weddings

There’s so much to love in this wedding shot by Karen Hill, we hardly know where to begin. Her Vera Wang was completely knocked out of the park by bride Erinn, who may have also mastered the art of the birdcage veil. This blended family is so clearly full of love that you can’t help but to come away happy after viewing these images –including the rest in the gallery!

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From the photographer, Karen: At Erinn and Randall’s wedding I let the day carry me away. I loved the details and every part of their beautiful wedding. The flowers, the stationery, the color palette, the bride’s dress, the location, the amazing late September light and all the personal touches they added to their day that made it their own – loving and beautiful with style. Erinn and Randall married each other and in doing so blended their families into one. They had their children, her daughter and his son and daughter, participate in the day by having them part of the candle lighting ceremony. It was very touching.

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From the bride, Erinn: Warm, elegant, romantic, intimate describe our day. I created a look book of ideas including flowers, stationery, table settings, clothing, accessories and overall look and feel. I shared this with everyone on the team so they could help me create the look and feel I wanted. Water was an important element in our wedding so we chose the River Cafe as our venue. Our colors were the reflected colors of the Manhattan skyline, the necklace lights of the Brooklyn Bridge on the water. Our colors were teal blue, black and metallic copper. Our invitations were a designed by a friend and featured copper stamping on black stock. We featured the Brooklyn Bridge and designed a logo that was carried over to all the DIY menus, programs, napkins and matches. I worked with Rory Kotkin as a calligrapher to pen all the invites, seating cards and dessert table cards: copper ink on black stock. I also had ribbon printed and used it to make a copper foil cupcake stand for the dessert table. The look was very rich and unusual.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Make an inspiration folder or book. I used Powerpoint. Anytime I saw something I liked I put it in a folder. As I organized the information, it really helped me narrow down what was important. This helped save lots of time and got all the creative people excited about interpreting the vision. Also, get a day-of wedding coordinator! I work as a producer and am very detail-oriented, but on that day I was so happy to not have to think about the details. I just enjoyed my day. Finally, interview people in person! A phone call or email won’t give you a real picture of someone and whether they are right for you.

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Karen Hill, we hardly know where to begin. Her Vera Wang was completely knocked out of the park by bride Erinn, who may have also mastered the art of the birdcage veil. This blended family is so clearly full of love that you can’t help but to come away happy after viewing these images –including the rest in the View more images from this wedding

Wedding Songs:
Processional: Cat Stevens, “Moonshadow” and Tom Petty, “Here Comes My Girl”
Ceremony: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
Recessional: Etta James, “At Last”
First Dance: Chris Botti, “Ever Since We Met”

Wedding vendors (Brooklyn, NY):

Wedding venue and catering: The River Cafe / Wedding Photographer: Karen Hill / Wedding flowers: The Green Vase / Wedding dress: Vera Wang / Wedding veil and hair jewels: Brideshead Revisited / Wedding shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding jewelry: Maurice Jewelers / Groom’s suit: Armani / Wedding cupcakes: Magnolia Bakery / Wedding favors: La Maison du Chocolat / Wedding stationery: Leah Morgan Design / Calligrapher: Rory Kotkin / Day-of wedding planner: Exquisite Events / Wedding musician: Vida from Scratch Weddings

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Manya Photography

I am a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in Southern California, available for destination weddings. My style is airy, lifestyle and fresh. I love the look of film! I love photos to be romantic, fun, full of emotion, artistic and most importantly timeless. The look I strive for is love, beauty & art.

My work has been featured on People.com, Rustic Wedding Chic, Bridal Hot List, Southern California Bride, Fab You Bliss, The Red Dirt Bride, Disney Fairytale Weddings, Enzoani Bridal Gowns, Wedding Inspiration, and Ruche Clothing.

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San Francisco City Hall Wedding

Vintage Weddings

San Francisco’s City Hall might just be the cream of the crop of wedding venues. Chris and Jung wisely chose to reserve the fourth floor of the building for a Monday afternoon ceremony, and were treated to some seriously gorgeous architecture. We love this bride’s sweet purple bouquet, and of course all of Jessamyn Harris wonderful images! Don’t miss the rest of the photographs in the gallery.

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From the photographer: Jung and Chris were friends for years before they started dating – but once they did, they realized very quickly that they wanted to spend their lives together, so I believe it was about one year from first date to wedding. They were married on a Monday morning at San Francisco City Hall – they rented a section of the 4th floor in that amazing building, with gorgeous natural light pouring in and lots of history and romance surrounding them. Then their guests walked over to a restaurant in Hayes Valley, Absinthe, for a private luncheon and cake.

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Jung took care of lots of the details and planning herself, and they stuck to a budget and DIY aesthetic. I was amazing at how fabulous, lovely and fun it was, while keeping very true to themselves and their goals for their wedding. Perfect!

vintage chic city hall wedding

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From the bride, Jung: The month we picked between my birthday and his birthday (March and May), eliminating any possibility of one celebration combining either of our birthdays with our anniversary… We had 3 months to plan our Monday afternoon wedding and I think that was the perfect amount of time. Any more time and I think I would have been stressed with unnecessary filler-projects. Not too long and not too short… just enough time to get everything ready while still being excited and quickly going through the planning process because the clock was ticking.

vintage chic city hall wedding

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Wedding vendors (San Francisco, CA):

Ceremony venue: San Francisco City Hall / Reception venue: Absinthe / Wedding photographer: Jessamyn Harris / Wedding dress: Melissa Sweet / Wedding shoes: Vivienne Westwood / Birdcage veil and bow: made by bride / Groom’s suit: J. Crew / Groom’s shoes: Allen Edmonds Fairfax / Flowers: Arranged by bride / Wedding cake: The Cake Maker / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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LaurieLouis

Customized wedding invitation and welcome gifts company. My favorite designs are Rustic, Beach, Nautical, Vineyard and Industrial but with my LaurieLouisLetters brand of customized wedding invitations, I can help create that dream invitation that every bride is looking for. It’s not just about the invitation anymore, it’s about the brand.

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Vintage Glam Ballroom Wedding

Vintage Weddings

This wedding is truly the heart of vintage glam, from the amazing venue to the birdcage veil to the utterly precious flower girl and ringbearer in their sweet outfits! The bride and groom stuck to a classic black and white palette, with some gold accents thrown in for good measure. We featured Vicky and Sergio’s retro 1940s-themed engagement session back in January, and today we get to share their wedding day! Big thanks to Justin DeMutiis for sharing their wedding photos with us and to Vicky for sharing your wedding story. Congrats to you and Sergio!

vintage glam ballroom wedding

From the bride, Vicky: Both my husband and I love vintage things and history. We really wanted to have an elegant wedding that captured “old” elements. I would have to say that the movie The Notebook and the whole 40’s era served as an inspiration for me during the planning process; even our engagement shoot! I wanted it to be elegant and timeless in the sense that when I look back at pictures, say in 40 years, I won’t think to myself “What was I thinking?!” — or at least I hope I won’t think that. We did not want a large wedding. It really meant a lot to us to keep it as small and intimate as possible, and share that moment with those that were closest to us. Plus, with a smaller guest list, this meant we didn’t have to spend so much on food and could use that money in other areas of the wedding budget.

Our color scheme was a basic black and white. We chose black because not only can it be elegant but it is also easy to coordinate. I knew that no matter whether you purchase items in-store or online, black will be black. Unlike other colors such as pinks and blues, there are so many variations of these colors that it can be a challenge to purchase something online to coordinate with the rest. Also, when it came to doing things ourselves such as the stationery, it was almost a given that you would find black and white. So I may have cheated a little with choosing black but it sure made the planning process easier!

vintage glam ballroom wedding

vintage glam ballroom wedding

As far as things we did ourselves, we made our own stationery using DIY packages from craft stores. We also made the wooden plaques that had sayings like “Bride,” “Groom,” “Thank you” etc. I got this idea from other weddings and both the husband and I tag-teamed and made these ourselves. He did the crackle paint and I painted the words. Another thing we made were the pearl strands that we hung from the staircase rails. I had seen this in a wedding magazine and loved the look. Unfortunately, as much as I searched I could not find the pearl strands and decided to make them myself using fishing line and pearls. It seems like a lot of work but I would work on it a little bit every night while watching TV and had them done in no time. For our table numbers, we used different pictures from our engagement shoot and labeled them using stickers. It was an easy project and added a personal touch to each table.

vintage glam ballroom wedding

vintage glam ballroom wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? First and foremost, enjoy every minute of the wedding planning. It will go by faster than you think. It can at times be overwhelming and stressful (especially when working with a budget), but it will be worth it at the end. There is much satisfaction when seeing the results of the months of planning. Also, I would say that when thinking about a budget for the wedding it’s best to put your money in things such as photographer or videographer. When all is said and done, after the wedding what you have left are memories and whatever images and video you have to look back on the occasion. When I budgeted for the wedding, I was willing to put more money into a good photographer and videographer because I wanted to have a way to look back and cherish that special day. Even if you are not having a “platinum wedding,” the emotions and memories that photos and videos capture are priceless.

vintage glam ballroom wedding

vintage glam ballroom wedding

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Wedding Songs:

Bridal party procession: “Bella’s Lullaby/A River Flows in You,” Carter Burwell
Bride’s procession: “Only Hope,” Mandy Moore
Reception entrance: “Super Massive Blackhole,” Muse
First dance: “Still in Love,” Beyonce

Wedding vendors (Tampa, FL):

Reception venue: The Don Vicente Historic Inn / Wedding photographer: Justin DeMutiis Photography / Hair Stylist: Maria Santiago / Floral designer: La Vie en Rose / Cinematography: Trinity Wedding Video / Lighting: Inspire / DJ: Inspire / Ceremony musician: Christopher Dobson / Makeup artist: Nur Alaqili Makeup / Wedding dress: David’s Bridal / Groom and groomsmen’s suits: Men’s Warehouse / Wedding shoes: Steve Madden / Wedding cake: Alessi’s Bakery

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ARTE DE VIE

Husband and wife wedding photographers based in New Orleans, Paris and destination locations.

It all starts with “Yes.” There was a feeling when you knew; that gut feeling that told you, your partner is the one. We won’t allow you to settle for anything else when choosing your photographer. Emotions, stories, and experiences power our photos. Let us document the best of yours.

“It doesn’t end with “I Do”. That feeling of forever will dance through your spirit as you relive those special moments with the photos captured by Arte De Vie.

A wedding isn’t a job for ADV, it’s a partnership in trust. We’re excited and ready to capture the magical nuances that make your love special!

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Vintage Singapore Wedding

Vintage Weddings

We were so delighted when bride Jia sent us her wedding from last year. It isn’t often we get to feature weddings from such distant lands, so we’re extra-excited to share this gorgeous wedding from Singapore. Jia, an ardent lover of the 1950s and all things vintage, incorporated this love into her traditional-yet-whimsical reception. Thanks to photographers Joseph from BitterSweet, Fengzhi from This is It! & Charity from Charity Goh Photography for the wonderful images!

vintage singapore wedding

From the bride, Jia: The wedding theme reflects our personalities and it was a whimsical vintage one. I love vintage, especially the 1950s. The church ceremony was a solemn affair, which followed the traditional Chinese “gatecrashing” involving the groom and groomsmen trying to overcome “obstacles” prepared by the bridesmaids to enter the home of the bride. Dinner was held at a beautiful colonial house at the Botanic Gardens. 

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

Inspiration was gathered from many many different sources, some of them from the movie “Up” and most of them using recycled items and handmedowns from my family.

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

The corsages on the groomsmen’s vests; bridesmaids’ lace hairclips, ushers’ badges were all handmade. I love buttons and cheery colours. :) We also made a picture gallery with cheap frames sandpapered to give them a rugged look, vintage lace cloth as a table runner complete with old photographs of our past to give our guests a peek into what life was like before we met. I do a little bit of copywriting at work, so I came up with the table names – associated with our love life, the little signs at the photobooth and desserts table etc.

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

vintage singapore wedding

Wedding Vendors (Singapore): 

Ceremony Venue: Calvary Pandan Bible-Presbyterian Church / Reception Venue: Burkill Hall, Botanic Gardens / Photographers: Joseph from BitterSweet, Fengzhi from This is It! & Charity from Charity Goh Photography / Wedding Dresses & Veil: bespoke / Birdcage veil: custom made by Blessed Brides / Make-up & Hairstyling: Cleo Chang / Wedding Styling & Planning: Anna from Spellbound Weddings / Caterer: Kriston / Wedding Cakes: lovingly made by a friend / Wedding Stationery: lovingly designed by friends / Transportation:  Vintage Wedding Car / Photobooth: Baicapture

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Handmade Ranch Wedding

DIY Weddings

This is one of those weddings that makes me miss warm sunny days and itch for a crafty weekend. Kelty of Steep Street Photography captured the relaxed vibe of Kendra and Chris’s wedding perfectly.

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From the photographers. Kendra and Chris are high school sweethearts who got married at a ranch in the Santa Cruz mountains this summer. The decorations, setting, clothing, and events were fun and lighthearted with lots of bright colors. The bridesmaids chose their own dresses and colors, there were dahlias everywhere, and the checkered tablecloth and striped decor feel gave the wedding a cozy retro vibe.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

They served brats and mustard for appetizers and planted small strawberry plants for each guest as a favor and seating card. The wedding party wore quirky nose/mustache glasses half of the evening and the main building itself made the wedding feel even more like a summer party on a farm or ranch. The bride wore a mermaid-y hoop skirt dress that not many other people could pull off! The evening ended with some raucous dancing in the barn by the pond.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

From the bride, Kendra. Chris and I did a lot of projects for the wedding ourselves. It was a ton of fun brainstorming ideas together and seeing the final results on our wedding day. A few of the things we DIYed together include: our invitations and other paper products; sewing our napkins, table runners and yards of fabric bunting and our strawberry plant guest favors (which doubled as seating cards).

eco-friendly wedding

We built a photobooth which was a huge hit with our guests and gave us some hilarious pictures! Lastly, we had a cookie table for which we made all of the cookies and brownies for, freezing the dough a month before the wedding and then baking them all off the day before the wedding (with only moderate “quality control” testing along the way).

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Los Gatos, CA):

Venue: Radonich Ranch/ Photography: Steep Street Photography / Catering, Coordinating and Reception Flowers: Marky with Vignette Events / Bouquets and Bouts: Lina Floral Boutique / Wedding Dress: Suzanne Erman from Marina Morrison / Groom’s Suit: Express Men/ Cake: The Buttery / Cookies: Bride / Hair and Makeup: Tranquille Spa / Band: Full Tilt Band

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The Arrangement Floral Design

The Arrangement is a dynamic floral event design company based in NJ and available throughout the tri-state area. We specialize in all types of events but where our talents and creative kismet really come together, is weddings! Our style is a delicate mix of modern and romantic floral design which leads to beautifully sophisticated affairs with a tailored and chic touch. We love the challenge of working with each couple to come up with florals that speak to their design aesthetic, personality and/or theme. We provide florals for all aspects needed for this special day for our clients along with outstanding client service to every couple. We truly treat each wedding as if it is our only wedding.

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Fall 2010 Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Ideas

Received my copy in the mail a few days ago, and let me tell you how much you will love this issue. Aside from offering gorgeous wedding ideas as always, in this issue there is something extra that will make you giddy to see more…

 deep red garden roses bouquet Fall weddings

Remember this awesome DIY Decoder save-the-date I posted back in February? Well, they got templates and instructions that you wanted so badly :)

 encrypted diy decoder 3d glasses save-the-date

You can find spy glass decoder lens here or here, but you will have to keep your eyes peeled for when the downloads go live on their site!

 still life painting fine art wedding cake inspired black red

Their article on wedding cakes inspired by Fine Arts is unbelievably beautiful.

vintage 1950s bridal fashion bow tie wedding veil

Their fashion articles in this issue are chock full of amazing vintage-inspired looks. The Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2010 issue hits newsstands in just a few days, so you can your get copy soon!

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Kara Anne Paper

Kara Anne Paper specializes in luxe, illustrated wedding invitation suites and custom calligraphy. Her one-of-a-kind designs are tailored to reflect her clients personality and wedding vision. Kara Anne provides a personable experience from the first introduction and throughout the entire wedding planning process! To see what is going on in the studio, visit www.karaannepaper.com and @karaanne_paper on instagram.

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Vintage Seaside Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

Andy and Mercedes’ wedding is nothing short of stunning, and these photos from Matthew Morgan prove it. It took place at an old farm down a quaint country road – near the seaside, no less! From the short wedding dress to the antique frames hanging behind the altar, I have nothing but love for this wedding!

kissing bride and groom vintage wedding

 rustic antique ringbearer pillow

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vintage colorful wedding garter ribbon flowers

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From the gorgeous bride, Mercedes: I found my sweet off white little wedding dress at Macy’s on sale for $60, my mom added lace, sleeves, and a petticoat to add a vintage twist on the dress. My Veil was an early 50’s off white box hat (I think that’s what they’re called?) My friend added the lace veil in front. My shoes were Steve Madden sparkly flats, that added a perfect girly touch.

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Finding bridesmaids dresses… Wow was that an episode! I had supermodel tall girls, petite tiny girls, and an 8 months pregnant girl. But I was determined to have adorable fashionable dresses. It worked out, half wore tight fitted, sweetheart cut, tweed dresses. The other half wore beige baby doll dresses with tiny burnt orange polka dots. To tie them all together they wore the same shoes as well as hair accessory and ribbon belts made by a wonderful girlfriend of mine. All dresses were from Anthro.

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groomsmen before wedding

antique frames hanging behind altar from trees

tin can decoration at wedding

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bride walking down the aisle
groom at end of aisle

 bride and groom laughing at altar
 excited bride and groom after vintage ceremony
 bridesmaids celebrating wedding ceremony

Check back soon for part II! Mercedes had much more to share with us, you don’t want to miss it!

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The Paper Flower Market

The Paper Flower Market provides brides with everlasting blooms in a magnificently realistic fashion and stunning composition that can be showcased forever in semblance of the love represented on their special day.

This is a floral design and creation company with an artist who works solely with premium papers imported from Italy and Germany.

Each flower is delicately made by the artist with hand coloring and styling techniques to create absolutely swoon worthy wedding blossoms. We specialize in custom bouquets, but also have preset bouquet styling options on our website. We extend our services offering floral crowns, Bridesmaids’ bouquet options, and other floral needs, providing gifts and keepsakes for all special parties involved on your wedding day.

Special Discount Code: RUFFLED15

Credit for all images:
Photography by Lawrence Te
Model Christy Creson

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Retro Nautical Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

We’re kicking off the week with a deliciously fun rockabilly Florida wedding shot by Shannon Nicole Smith. Michelle and Steven’s wedding is chock full of heartfelt touches and vintage details. Michelle is also a wedding photographer, so it’s always a good day at Ruffled HQ whenever we get a real wedding of a pro!

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 double rainbow wedding
 retro vintage coca-cola crate red wedding
 vintage red wedding shoes
 diy button boutonnieres

From Juli Vaughn of Juli Vaughn Designs who helped Michelle create her retro Nautical / vintage theme through tons of DIY ideas:
Michelle was a blast to work with because she had a very clear vision of what she wanted the wedding to “feel” like. She had these amazing pictures of 50’s and 60’s Nautical scenes and she wanted to work from that idea and keep the wedding very “homemade.” I loved her colors so much because they’re so fresh: Cherry Red, Navy, Light Creamy Peach, Sunny Yellow, and a delicious Minty Blue.

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 navy red vintage nautical wedding
 creative gerbera daisy wedding flowers
 vintage lace wedding dress and groom vest

She really did most of the personalized DIY stuff – everything from making flower accessories for each of her bridesmaids out of zippers to constructing her bolero and birdcage veil. She worked tirelessly – she was still sewing the backdrop for her photobooth the night before which was adorable and slightly crazy! I helped her with making sure the accessories went together and added to the look rather than distracted. We taped tons of “button flowers”, glued paper leaves, and sewed nautical flags together. One of the things she really loved and wanted was birds somewhere and I came up with the idea to make the birdtoppers for her cake instead of trying to buy them because they can get really pricey. They’re one of my favorite things from her wedding because they captured her colors and that homemade feel so perfectly.

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 sunflare vintage beach wedding ideas

From Shannon: The bottle they are holding has a lot of meaning for them. For fear of butchering the story, I will tell you all that it was once filled with their love letters and buried under a rock in the earlier years of their relationship, was dug up many years later during Steven’s proposal, and was now thrown into the ocean on the day of their wedding. If you are a young bachelor, please take notes. Steven has got the ‘romance’ department cornered. The two of them together care for each other, take care of each other, and spoil each other in the most loving ways and it is definitely awesome to witness.
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 wedding cake table stripes and flags
 diy bird cake topper and hanging parasols wedding decor
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From the bride, Michelle:
What I made myself was my bolero and veil, most of the accessories my bridesmaids, sisters, mom wore, unique for each one, I made my little brothers bow-tie, signage and decor for all the baked goods, candy buffet, photo booth backdrop & props, glass bottle with our letters to one another. My mother along with the help of my 6 sisters and 1 brother baked and decorated each one of the amazing baked goods including the absolutely gorgeous and delicious wedding cake!

Gathered/purchased/thrifted (Vintage touches): coca-cola wooden crates, polka dot paper, buttons for the buttonieres, parasols, paper staws, vintage compass for Steven as a gift, and old fashion candy to give that vintage feel.

Sentimental: my necklace was given to me by my dad as a gift from an old antique market years ago, My mom made and decorated all the baked goods and wedding cake, family gathered during the ceremony.

Wedding Photography: Shannon Nicole Smith at SNS Photography and Event Planning and Design by Juli Vaughn Designs

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Shutterfreek Photo+Video

It’s so nice to meet you! We are Katie & Paul McPherson “Shutterfreek” a husband wife Photography & Videography duo. We absolutely love capturing people’s most important moments in life.

We are drawn to the wild outdoors. Our photos are light, airy and fresh, but with deep undertones- the calm, cool presence of mountain air mixed with the light, airy warmth of desert sun. 

Our ability to shoot this adventurous, candid, emotional style of Wedding photography, complimented by the fact that we offer “the whole package” with photography, video, & photobooth services, absolutely set us apart from the competition.

We would love to be part of your Special Wedding Day!

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Sweet Bridal Portraits

Fashion & Beauty

These sweet bridal portraits taken by Silvana Di Franco are a bliss to look at. Everything you see in these photos is vintage inspired. From her finger curl hair do, to her lace vintage wedding dress. The bride, Dalila, never got photos taken at her wedding, so she commissioned Silvana to take some portraits of her. If I were the groom, I’d have a really hard time choosing which one would go on my office desk!

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Vintage bride wedding dress photos on film medium format holga mamiya birdcage veil finger curls

Silvana Di Franco is located in San Francisco but travels worldwide.

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Wild Hill Flowers & Events

About Wild Hill –
We design unique arrangements for all your wedding and event needs. From a small, intimate gathering to a large formal event, we will plan the perfect florals to fit your style and budget.

About Jenni –
I love weddings and the energy surrounding those memorable days! Whatever your style – rustic, elegant, traditional or vintage, I will work to find the perfect combination of flowers to match your vision. I truly enjoy the entire process of designing a beautiful and perfect event. During our consultations, I will identify key elements that will make your event stunning and unique based on your style. My seamless process will ensure your floral design fits exactly with your vision AND your budget. Pure and simple – let me do the work.

A little about me… I graduated from K-State in 2006 and married my high school sweetheart a few years after. We built our home in the country a few years ago, where we love to spend time together and raise our 5-year old daughter, Katie. We also have several rescue dogs, horses and goats!

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Jeline + CJ’s Fun Wisconsin Wedding

Real Weddings

I jumped out of my chair when I saw Kodi of Adam LeSage Photography email with images from Jeline’s wedding. Jeline, the stylish bride, wore a charming tea length wedding dress and yellow suede ankle boots that matched the yellow bridesmaid dresses they purchased at Modcloth. Jeline found her wedding dress at, drumroll please, David’s Bridal. Isn’t it a gem? CJ, the stylish groom, wore a slim fit white suit to contrast with the black suits the groomsmen wore. More from their sweet yellow and white wedding below:

From Kodi:

We’re really excited to share this wedding with you, the Jilane (the bride) has such great style and the couple worked hard to keep the wedding affordable yet beautiful. It was a fun day that resulted in some great images. Both the ceremony and reception were held at Heritage Hill State Park, the ceremony at 11:30AM and the reception immediately following. The centerpieces at each table were birch logs tied with ribbon with pies made by a family friend of the bride on top of them, and guests were assigned to tables based on the kind of pie which they then ate for dessert. After the meal everyone participated in swing dancing lead by friends of the couple. Jilane is also a photographer and gave us complete creative freedom to get the images that she wanted.

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 Yellow Bridemaid dresses tights leggings boots
Yellow and white vintage wedding in Wisconsin

Wedding Vendors (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Heritage Hill State Park / Photography: Adam LeSage Photography / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Bridesmaid Dress: Modcloth

More images coming up soon!

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Nicole George Event Planning & Design

Nicole George Event Planning & Design is a Southern California wedding and event production and design company ideal for the creative adventurers, dreamers, and do-ers. We create personalized experiences and rad celebrations (yes rad…because no one remembers the average party) for clientele that values the lighter and brighter side of life and isn’t afraid to try something new. Design is our jam and what we specialize in, however, we offer a variety of services suited for any stage of planning your dreamiest day ever.

We span Southern California with offices in Long Beach and San Diego.

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Katy + Colm’s Black and White Ireland Wedding

Real Weddings

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! As I said before, we’re full of amazing weddings to show you this week to make up for last week’s DIY entry presentation for our DIY Contest. This wedding shot by Michigan photographer Aruna B. will make your jaw drop. It’s so vintage chic! Caty and Colm flew Aruna to Ireland for their wedding, and it was vintage glam all around. Love Caty’s black and white ensemble – her birdcage netting hat is to die for!

Vintage glam wedding in Ireland by Aruna B
Black white vintage Dublin wedding
Old Hollywood Glamour wedding in Ireland
Ireland vintage wedding

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite do-it-yourself project if you haven’t done so already. The winner will receive $500 and second place a $100 gift certificate to Wendy Mink Jewelry. This is bigger than big, so only one vote per person please. We’ll be filtering repeat IP addresses to make sure it’s a fair count for everyone. Click here to vote!

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Clarence Chan Photography

www.clarencechanphoto.com

Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. It should be full of fun, laughter, and love; so should your photos. My goal is to capture beautiful moments by using a natural, artistic, and light photographic style. I’m passionate about story telling and I seek to document moments big and small—from the moment the bride walks down the aisle to laughter shared among friends—so that your photos will be cherished and shared for generations.

I have covered weddings across the United States and internationally and am a member of the esteemed Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and Fearless Photographers.

In 2012, I married my inspirational, creative, and loving wife. When I’m not shooting a wedding and traveling, I’m often at home with my wife, playing with our rambunctious corgi.

Based in New York City and the Greater Washington D.C area. I also travel domestically and internationally.

Featured in: Washingtonian Bride & Groom, The Knot, Borrowed & Blue, Be Minked, District Weddings, Artfully Wed, Bridal Musings, Intimate Weddings, United with Love

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Heather + Greg’s Crimson and White Wedding

Garden Weddings, Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

When Danielle from Blink Photography sent in this wedding I did a frantic happy dance in excitement. Then I calmed down to finish reading her email, and she was telling me that Heather and Greg are artists in the motion graphics and still life industry. The bride is an award winner for independent film whose work was featured in Smile Pinki, but her awesomeness doesn’t stop there. She found her wedding dress on eBay.

Along with their families, they put together a beautiful backyard wedding with lots of handmade touches. They wanted a “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” feel and I think the woodsy backdrop naturally gave that romantic vibe.

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Ah, these Irregular Choice shoes get me everytime. I posted a wedding last year where the bride wore these same shoes in green. Click here to see their DIY wedding.
Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

Crimson and white wedding Midsummer Night's Dream vintage DIY

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FROM SF WITH LOVE

Hello! From SF With Love is based in San Francisco. We cover local weddings within 2-3 hours of SF. Our photography style is urban, modern, timeless, editorial & authentic. We try to catch the in-between moments that reflect who people really are & their loved ones in an artistic way.

We love to photograph people & living a creative life rich in culture here on the West Coast. Finding & being found by the right couples is a beautiful thing.

Please get in touch if you think we are a good fit.
Packages range from $3,500-6,500.

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Vintage Mexican Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

This lovely intimate wedding shot by the talented Erin and Randy from He and She Photography had a little less than 20 guests! Brant and Morgan had their ceremony at a charming church then had their reception at 1500 Ocean Restaurant in San Diego. I love the bride’s wedding dress draped detail and birdcage veil/hat! Despite the rain and wind Erin and Randy got great images of just the couple:

Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
I love, looove this photo of the bride and her bridesmaids:
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead
Vintage Mexican Wedding Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead

Ceremony music: Michael Gonzales
Flowers: The Flower Corner
Groom & Bridesmaids: J Crew
Bride’s dress: Reverie
Dinner and cake: 1500 Ocean Restaurant

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Richard Skins Photography

Hello, my name is Richard Skins and I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Dorset, UK. If I turn the clock back 10 years this is something I never thought I would be doing but I’m glad life has taken me in this direction as I believe it’s the best job in the world, well for me anyway. I feel extremely lucky to have a career which allows me to pursue my love of photography, and use it to capture one of the happiest days two people can share!

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A Vintage {Glam} Wedding

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This week’s wedding feature is the beautiful Art Deco inspired affair from Angela’s and Mike’s wedding submitted by Claire Barrett from Claire Barrett Photography. I absolutely love the couple’s style and the handmade touches throughout the decor. Thanks for sharing with us, Claire!

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Her stunning Jenny Packham gown looked amazing on her, and her vintage inspired updo went perfectly with her gown and veil. I love how unique this updo is.

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The couple displayed each of their mothers’ wedding ensembles at the front entry, with a picture of the wedding day included, how adorable!

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For their wedding party gifts, the groomsmen got pocketwatches while the bride found vintage jewelry and added feathers to it for her bridesmaids. The result is perfectly vintage glam!

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DIY Birdcage Veil

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DIY birdcage veil
DIY birdcage veil
DIY birdcage veil

What you will need:

– 1/2 yard of Russian netting
metal or plastic comb
– needle and thread
– silk flower (optional)

Instructions:

Making your own birdcage veil headpiece is one of the cheapest DIY projects you can do! For less than 10 dollars and one hour, you will have your very own veil. Birdcage veil dimensions can vary from 8″ to 18″ long, depending if you would like to cover your entire face or just below the nose. Choose your desired dimension and sew each end onto a comb. Attach silk flower to either end of the veil and you’re done! If you’re making a traditional birdcage veil, cut a large rectangle (about 12″x”18″) piece of Russian netting and play up the shape before sewing onto a comb.

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