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Whimsical Bohemian Wedding in Australia

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Lara Hotz

Get yourselves ready, because we’ve got a doozy for you. The images from today’s wedding photographed by Lara Hotz were all but impossible to narrow down, thanks in no small part to the bride’s design aesthetic and the floral decor from Jardine Botanic. Claire and David’s Wes Anderson meets picnic in the park is truly one for the books!

Oh, and keep an eye out tomorrow for a very special giveaway just for Ruffled readers!

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From the bride, Claire: We love the Australian bush and we wanted to hero our native landscape in all of it’s raw, natural beauty, so our inspiration was drawn from the Australian landscape. That mixed with a relaxed festival vibe, a touch of 1960s, oh and we LOVE Wes Anderson so definitely wanted some quirky elements. Think Moonrise Kingdom meets Picnic at Hanging Rock!

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David is a craft beer enthusiast and brewed four different varieties of beer and a cider for our guests to enjoy – we even home grew the hops for one of the beers! We sourced the vintage fabric which was used for a lot of our cushions and made into napkins with the help of our Mums and Claire’s sister. We created the Polaroid photo booth and took time to source great vintage props, and brought some props from home. We also did all our signage, designed our logo which was used throughout our stationary and on our favours (enamel mugs), sourced smoke flares, the photo board, tents, s’mores and everything we could to make the day look and feel great. All these touches really came together with the hard work and vision of Jardine Botanic and She Designs on the day.

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Jardine, our florist, used the hops David grew to decorate the cake, for the boutonniere and for our chairs at the dinner table David and I collected all of the hanging table foliage from around the property and the boys rigged it above the banquet table on the day. For the rest of our flowers Jardine used a real eclectic mix. Some Australian natives, some beautiful mustard tea roses, dahlias etc.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? While there are hairy moments during the planning, resist the urge to throw it all in and elope (unless of course that’s what you want). All of your hard work will be worth it. Also, take action early on and just get the big things organised. It means the days and weeks before can be spent getting the little things done and working on those fun projects. Also, trust your vendors. If you chose them because you like their work, then get out of the way and let them do what they do best.

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: Cat Power’s version of Sea of Love (performed live on the day by All Our Exes Live in Texas)
Recessional: “Le Temps de l’Amour,” Françoise Hardy
First Dance: “You and Me,” Penny and the Quarters

Be sure to watch the wedding film from Light Noise Films:

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lara Hotz

Event Styling

She Designs

Day-Of Coordination

Your Wedding Ceremony

Floral Design, Flower Crown, and Cake Flowers

Jardine Botanic

Venue

St Joseph's Guesthouse

Wedding Dress

Rue de Seine

Bridal Store

The Babushka Ballerina

Reception Dress

Emily Sarks

Wedding Veil

Three Sunbeams

Wedding Shoes

Swedish Hasbeens

Earrings

Marissa Alperin

Rings

Marissa Alperin

Hair and Makeup

Dream Reflection

Bridesmaid Dresses

Lover the Label

Catering

Bev's Catering

Wedding Music

All Our Exes Live in Texas

Tents

WOW Tents

Mug Favors

Ali Express

Confetti Bags

Peachy Flamingo

Wedding Stationery

Ivy Invites

Videography

Light Noise Films

Daily Pick

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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New York Picnic Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Delia and Jeff’s wedding is jam packed with DIY. Along with lots of little handmade details, the rain and the stories they have to tell are really what makes this wedding so sweet. Shot by Boston photographer Channing Johnson, this woodsy New York wedding will have us pinning from end to end!

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upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding
upstate New York picnic wedding

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We had always envisioned people lounging around on blankets, playing cards and field games, dancing and frolicking, but we also wanted to balance the casual vibe with a sophisticated look.

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Something will always go wrong – be prepared ahead of time to laugh it off! When things get tough, it’s so easy to forget the real reason you’re arranging those flowers, baking those cupcakes or packaging your favors. You’re getting MARRIED- and that’s an awesome thing on its own.

Delia also shared the ups and downs of having a DIY wedding, as well as all of her insights and lessons learned on her blog.

Wedding Songs:

Processional: “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Skin of Our Yellow Country Teeth” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Salt Point, New York):

Venue: Salvato Mill / Photographer: Channing Johnson / Florist: DIY with flowers from Fifty Flowers / Wedding Dress: handmade / Crown: handmade by the bride / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo heels, Christian Louboutin flats / Bridesmaid Dresses: handmade by the bride / Groom’s suit: Ben Sherman suit, Banana Republic shirt / Groomsmen Ties: Penguin / Caterer: Rossi’s Deli / Wedding Cake: DIY / Wedding invitations: DIY using paper, envelopes, stamps and prints from Paper Source and Paper Presentation; Jeff Hinchee designed and screen printed the vintage image on the front of the booklet

Daily Pick

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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Vintage Picnic Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Kick off your heels and dust off your picnic baskets, because this wedding is a total midsummer pick-me-up. Jennifer and Josh skipped a formal reception and decided to have a vintage picnic wedding with pops of Americana throughout. The cutest part? They used picnic baskets as their centerpieces and aisle decor! Thanks Whitney Huynh for sharing this summer wedding with us.

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vintage Nebraska wedding picnic

fifties picnic wedding

vintage Nebraska wedding picnic

fifties picnic wedding

vintage Nebraska wedding picnic

vintage Nebraska wedding picnic

fifties picnic wedding

vintage Nebraska wedding picnic

Wedding Vendors (Lincoln, Nebraska):

Wedding venue: Hillcrest Country Club / Photographer: Whitney Huynh / Florist: Hyvee / Wedding gown: handmade / Bridesmaids Dresses Shop ModCloth

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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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Australian Countryside Wedding

Garden Weddings

Today’s wedding has us absolutely tittering with excitement. It proves that a grand budget is by no means necessary for a drop-dead gorgeous, down-home celebration. The bride recruited her family and friends for an abundance of DIY projects, from bunting to flowers to the most adorable but simple wedding favor — grapes of every color in little brown bags! Every moment was delicately captured by the always superb Anna Rose Photography.

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From the bride, Tiffany: Paul and I wanted our wedding to have an intimate, personal feel as well as being bright and casual. I would describe our wedding as happy, colourful, fun… with a bit of a country, garden fete feel. I didn’t want it to look too coordinated or formal so we steered clear of any particular colour scheme or theme.

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australian countryside wedding

australian countryside wedding

We were on a very small budget but thankfully we both have incredibly talented, resourceful families and friends. Our whole wedding was pretty much DIY so there are too many projects to mention… a couple of the big stand-outs were the bunting, flowers, favours and cushions.

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My Mum is a superstar at sourcing cheap fabric. For our bunting; she collected various pastel designs which my Aunty Trish, Mum, friend Pip and I all cut into triangles (30cm sides) with “zig-zag” scissors. This prevented fraying and meant we didn’t have to hem the sides. Mum then sewed 90m of triangles onto bias binding. You’re awesome Mum!

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My sister planted 80 flower seedlings three months before the wedding. The day before, we transferred them into little aluminium pots from Ikea and scattered them around the garden for some extra colour.

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For our favours, we bought small brown paper bags from ebay, stamped the front of the bags with a black “thank you” stamp (from etsy) and trimmed the tops with zig-zag scissors. We then lined them with clear plastic bags and filled with summer fruits. They were a big hit at the end of the night.

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To create seating areas, we scattered throw rugs and cushions around the garden and over a low limestone wall. The cushions were made by a family friend using pastel coloured fabrics and buttons. The throw rugs were borrowed or from Ikea.

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Wedding Songs:
Processional: “The Wedding Song” by Peter, Paul and Mary (sung by my Uncles)
First Dance: “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Wedding Vendors (Perth, Western Australia):

Ceremony and reception location(s): Private Residence / Florist and wedding cake: Friend of the Bride’s Mother / Wedding Photographer: Anna Rose Photography / Wedding Dress: Alex Perry / Wedding Shoes: L.K. Bennett / Jewellery: Grandma’s bangle, earrings from Ecali / Hair: Marie Cain / Make-up: done by friend of the Bride / Caterer: South West Fresh Catering / Wedding Desserts: Lawley’s Bakery / Wedding invitations: illustrated by friend

Daily Pick

Tinggly

Tinggly is the ultimate wedding gift for couples that love to travel and try new things.

With 100s of incredible experiences to be tried around the world, and an easy-to-use gift voucher system, the only limit is the imagination. 

From cage-diving with sharks and cookery lessons from local chefs, to pampering spa retreats and skip-the-line entry to renowned cultural attractions, Tinggly is all about giving the gift of choice. 

Tinggly gift vouchers can be sent either in a stylish presentation box or via email, and can be redeemed against whatever activity takes the couple’s interest. With over two years to use the voucher, and a whole world of inspiring adventures available, it makes the perfect wedding gift for any couple. 

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DIY Australian Wedding

DIY Weddings

Sometimes weddings are so personal, we feel like we’re getting a private glimpse into a party among lifelong friends. Such is the case with this homespun DIY wedding for Katherine and Chris, one of the most beautiful young couples we’ve seen yet! Katherine took great pleasure in breaking the traditional wedding “mold,” opting instead for a laid-back ceremony and reception with decorations put together over nine months with the help of her husband and close friends. Make sure you check out every image captured by the superb Jen Regan of Anna Rose Photography.

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From the bride, Katherine: It was really important to us that our wedding was as laid-back and fun as possible. Neither of us are “fancy” people, so a traditional formal wedding was never on the cards! I am somewhat obsessed with DIY, so everything I thought I could do myself, I did, with help from Chris, my bridesmaids and our families. I made our guestbook poster using an awesome Snellen eye chart font that I downloaded. The owner of my old workplace was throwing away a bunch of old paintings, which I scavenged. I spray painted the frames white and painted over the canvas with chalkboard paint from Bunnings to make the various signs for the reception.

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For 9 months, friends and family collected glass jars which I decorated with hessian (burlap), lace and twine, and were used throughout the wedding as vases, table numbers, candle holders, etc. My bridesmaids and our friend Brittany helped me make the table numbers and the buntings in a frantic crafting morning on my maid of honours birthday (about two weeks before the wedding)!

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When people asked the colourscheme of our wedding (which happened a lot!), I told them “black, white, grey, cream, tan and every pastel colour”! I found it way easier to style everything based on a theme, rather than a colour scheme. Apparently Walt Disney used to tell his illustrators “keep it cute”, and that kind of became our style mantra for the wedding.

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Any advice for future brides? Don’t be afraid to do your own thing – but do be prepared for a lot of raised eyebrows! Some advice I wish I had followed: Don’t waste your energy worrying about other people will think. I heard of people (friends, in fact) saying things like “a wedding is supposed to be a WEDDING,” and that what we were planning didn’t measure up. People may try to tell you that a wedding needs to have x, y and z (big white dress, limo and roses maybe?) to be a “real wedding,” but that’s just not true! The opinions of you and your husband are the only ones that matter. You are the only people that will look back on your wedding day as a defining moment in your lives, so why waste your time worrying about the opinions of people for whom it is just another party? After many sleepless nights worrying about what people would say about our wedding, the day finally passed and I realised how little what they thought actually mattered!
My second piece of advice is try to accept as quickly as possible that your wedding probably won’t be the most original, amazing wedding that there has ever been. Perfection is unattainable, so save the heartache and plan for an imperfect wedding! Don’t be afraid to take inspiration from all the amazing wedding blogs out there. I don’t think I had a single original idea throughout the whole wedding process! But if you want to get philosophical about it, is an original idea even possible these days? An awesome quote that really helped me: “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to the soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” – Jim Jarmusch (film maker).

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How did you pick your venue? Chris and I had our hearts set on a rustic-looking venue where we could have both the ceremony and reception outdoors. Falls Farm is heritage-listed and is one of the oldest homesteads in the Shire of Kalamunda. The cottage actually turns 100 years old this year. Although really dry at this time of year, ended up being perfect! The best part was that family and friends were able to stay at Greenways Bed and Breakfast, directly opposite, and I was able to stay there the night before the wedding and get ready there.

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Wedding Songs:
Processional: An acoustic version of Hysteric by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Signing of the documents: First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes.
Recessional: You’ve Got the Love by Florence and the Machine.

Wedding vendors (Kalamunda, Western Australia):

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Falls Farm Homestead / Photographer: Jen Regan of Anna Rose Photography: Jen Regan of Anna Rose / Bridesmaids dresses: eBay, Portmans and Stella McCartney for Target / Bridesmaids’ belts: ribbon and shoe clips from LemonRing / Groomsmen’s pants: J. Crew / Groom’s pants and shirt: J. Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Florsheim / Bride’s Wedding Gown: Black Magick by Lover / Bride’s earrings: Pearl Story on etsy / Bride’s shoes: Tony Bianco / Bride’s clutch: The Traveling Cabinet on etsy / Makeup artist: Thiana Sperry /
Reception entertainment: Smile Booth from Push the Button PhotoBooths / Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Krystie Bennett / Caterer: Elegant Touch Catering / Wedding Cakes: Made by Bride’s aunts

Daily Pick

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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Ashley and Ryan’s Checkered Picnic Wedding

Garden Weddings

This bright and beautiful September wedding has me thinking of warmer days and pining for some more sunshine! The details here are so put-together and refined, from the matching checkered linens to the fresh red and blue color palette. Those chalkboard place mats are absolutely adorable! Check out the gallery for all the amazing details shot by True Love Photo. Congratulations, Ashley and Ryan!

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checkered picnic wedding

checkered picnic wedding

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Wedding Vendors: Sacramento, CA

Photographer: True Love Photo / Hair Stylist: Jessica Stadel, Brooke Roesser / Caterer: Bill’s Chuckwagon / Event Designer: Kate Miller Events / Floral Designer: Flourish / Reception Venue: Private Home / Cake Designer: Icing On The Cupcake / DJ: DJ Remmel / Equipment Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Makeup Artist: Makeup by LeiLani, Jenn Decarlo

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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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Chichester Picnic Wedding

Bohemian Weddings, Real Weddings

Some of you may remember Lisa Devlin who shot Lauri and Stuart’s epic vintage wedding (and part II here). A few weeks later, Lisa got to shoot Lauri’s cousin Bec and her groom Matt’s laidback and equally delightful wedding and she is back to share it with us. Deck chairs, pinwheels and lawn games, this wedding has a little bit of kitsch, a little bit of quirkiness and a whole lot of fun!

 bride and groom at seaside and yellow pink blue plaid tablecloth
 folding lawn chairs and blanket
 folding lawn chairs for ceremony
 vintage old car and groom
 cute dog at wedding
 heart frying pan and purple socks on groom
 lawn chairs beach chairs for wedding
 vintage handkerchiefs for ceremony
 dahlias flowers for wedding centerpieces
 gingham tablecloth and infusion jars
 guestbook card tags well wishes
 lucky just married horseshoe
 green grass ceremony site

Wedding Venues (Chicester, UK):

Venues: Assembly Rooms in Chicester, Duncton Village Hall, Petworth Park / Photographer: Lisa Devlin / Crockery: Mad Hatter (Hannah Elford) +44 (0)7725851192 / African Drummers: Batafon Arts / Wedding Dress: Proposals / Deck chairs: Uncle Mick

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best day ever floral design

We are a boutique floral design studio based in los angeles that believes beauty creates magic. We’re talking about that whimsical, golden-hour, moment your never gonna forget kind of magic. We live for that. We love pairing different textures and adding in surprising elements to keep our designs original, organic, playful, and ethereal. We think flowers are pretty rad around here and are extremely passionate about making a brides vision come to life. We are driven by creating beauty and believe that filling a space with fresh blooms brings it to life.

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Croquet Bridal Shower

Wedding Design, Wedding Ideas

Corinne of What a Day! Photography sent over what to me is considered the most fun, boho chic bridal shower! Hawaii could be the one to blame for such a chic laid back vibe. What else do you need besides a glass of bubbly and friends? Love the idea of incorporating lawn games such as croquet.

Bridal Shower on a Picnic Blanket
Adorable Croquet Bridal Shower Bride
A Bountiful Bridal Shower Spread
Croquet Bridal Shower
Champagne with Raspberries
Croquet Bridal Shower
Croquet Bridal Shower
Vintage Croquet Props
Croquet Bridal Shower
Croquet Bridal Shower
Croquet Bridal Shower
Champagne and Flowers
Croquet Bridal Shower at Dusk

Picnic Engagement

Engagement Sessions

I am taking the day off today to enjoy this gorgeous sunny day with my husband, but first I wanted to leave you with this sweet engagement session preview. It’s just a teaser for their wedding that we’ll be featuring soon…you can’t imagine how giddy I am to share! We will return with our normal schedule tomorrow, and with that Icelandic wedding gem as promised!

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Engaging Affairs

Engaging Affairs is the D.C. area’s premier wedding planning company, creating the city’s most gracious and glamorous weddings since 1996. We’ve been ranked #1 in Washingtonian magazine ten times and have won multiple awards for our gorgeous weddings. We’ve designed weddings for movie stars, politicians and professional athletes. But what sets us apart (aside from our massive experience) is our passion for all things wedding.

Whether it’s a multi-day South Asian bash, an intimate same-sex ceremony, or a swanky museum affair, we thrive on being a part of a day devoted solely to celebrating love. Beyond getting our love fix, we are all about making our couples’ engagements the best time of their lives. Our clients are busy professionals who look to us to save them time and reduce stress so they can truly enjoy the planning process and the wedding day. We are all about streamlining and simplifying the often-overwhelming process. Most of all, we understand the years of dreaming that are entrusted to us to create one day of unforgettable moments!

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Indie NYC Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

I know I probably say this to every couple I feature, but Natasha and Jeremy is one of the most beautiful couples I’ve ever come across. They had an intimate wedding in Fort Tryon Park in New York City. If you’re visiting NYC or live in the area but have never been to this park, I highly recommend visiting it. The gardens are especially beautiful in the Spring. They had their reception at the Corner Cafe Shop, a really cool space with a vintage flair. Thanks to Lindsey Thorne from The Jason Groupp for sharing this gorgeous vintage wedding with us!

Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Love Natasha’s vintage wedding dress!
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
Vintage Indie Wedding in New York City Cloisters Fort Tryon Park
vintage indie nyc wedding
vintage indie nyc wedding
vintage indie nyc wedding

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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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