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Costa Rica Beach Wedding with a Cute Bridesmaid First Look

Beach Weddings

Things are getting pretty cool outside, so now’s the perfect time to take a trip to sunny Costa Rica for this boho beach wedding from White Diamond Photography, Four Nineteen Weddings, and Stylos & Flores. German bride Sarah married her Costa Rican beau Javier in his home country, opting to say I Do with toes in the sand followed by a relaxed, intimate reception. We loved the sweet first look Sarah had with her besties before the celebration!

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From the bride, Sarah: I knew right from the beginning that I wanted a bohemian style wedding. As a German having emigrated to Costa Rica for the sake of love, I couldn’t imagine to get married in any other place than on the beach. After visiting many beaches and venues, we finally decided on Playa Grande in Guanacaste. A romantic boho-chic wedding was the 1st thing I envisioned for our big day. My husband and I are both travelers / adventurers at heart, so the topic was perfect for the scenery as well as for the type of persons we are. Also, a destination wedding was the best occasion and opportunity ever to have my best friends from Germany invited all at the same time and show them what the country I felt in love with is like.

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Bouquet recipe: Roses, lisianthus, snapdragon flowers, baby’s breath flowers and eucalyptus.

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My bridesmaids and I all wore our lace dresses in white/ivory/creme tones. Over all, the girls came in summer dresses in light, pastel colors and the guys in light colored shirts, mostly linen-shorts and flip-flops. It was very important to us that everybody felt relaxed and comfortable in their outfits. Our color scheme was all about light pastel tones (white, creme, blush, melon) and highlights / accents of rose gold. These colors were manifested especially in all our flowers, the decoration, the kimonos for our getting-ready-session, the stationery, the cake and jelly-shots, a “love” balloon, the signage and jewelry (like my earrings).

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My very dear friend Alina and I had a few little DIY projects. She became one of my best friends here in CR and – serendipitously :) – has her own pastry business “Craft Bakery”, who provided everything for our sweet table including our maracuya-coco naked cake with flowers, cupcakes, jelly shots and alfajores. We prepared the cake topper of wire which said “dulce amor” (“sweet love“), the cones for the rice thrown after the ceremony, we signposted hand fans with our initials and wedding date (as a wedding favor for our guests) and Alina hand lettered all sings with instructions like the one which told the guests to take their place cards and replace it with a Polaroid picture shot with an Instax camera (our virtual guest book). It was fun to have had a friend by my side and, most importantly, she continuously calmed me down during the planning process insanity. Moreover, I designed the Save the Date (with a picture of my husband and me at a beautiful waterfall here in CR), I created the invitation with Paperless Post and the place cards and menu with some templates I bought on etsy. I recommend every couple to handle the invitations electronically, as it saves a lot of money and paper which, unfortunately, will sooner or later end in the garbage.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1) Generally speaking, PLEASE don’t feel pressured by what “society” or anyone expects you to do! Don’t invite people, if you don’t feel them close to your heart – just because your mum tells you, you have to invite your great-great-cousin you don’t even see on Christmas, just because it’s “formality” or “showing good manners.” It’s your, and only your, decision! If you want to have e.g. an intimate wedding, you are the ones who decide on the persons you want to have by your side on your special day. 2) If you are looking for advice, don’t ask 20 people because you will only get confused and overwhelmed by so many opinions. Ask your best friends and confidants who can provide you with an honest opinion, constructive criticism and, overall, have empathy for what you envision (not what THEY personally would like for their own wedding day). 3) If you don’t have an unlimited budget: First of all, keep in mind that everything that has the label “wedding” (wedding flowers, wedding cake, wedding shoes etc.) is at least twice the normal price! So, don’t pay frauds — research outside the typical wedding provider industry and consider some DIY projects. 4) Compare the vendors’ prices and see pictures of events they worked at to check their style. 5) If you feel that a vendor didn’t understand your vision, change them! You shouldn’t settle for anything less on your wedding day! 6) An ultimate advice to all brides: Please don’t get frustrated and disappointed with your future husband because you feel he doesn’t participate sufficiently in the creative planning and decision making process. For us girls, this one day (let’s be honest!) will always be a bit more important and special, as many of us have imagined it all our lives – or at least once in a while. ;) It’s like a dream about to come true. Also, I feel that we envision this day with SO many details that men simply are not able to imagine nor comprehend… From the color scheme, types of flowers and details in decoration to the flavor of the cake etc. So, if your sweetheart doesn’t really have an opinion, whether the cake should have a buttercream or curd filling, don’t feel offended! Rather feel calm, as your darling gives you a free hand in the decision making process of many details which are important to you. And, in the end, he surely won’t feel disappointed about the variety of roses you chose for your bouquet. ;)

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Prelude: “Lost Stars,” Keira Knightley; “Free Fallin’,” John Mayer; “Crash Into Me,” Dave Matthews Band; “Come On Get Higher,” Matt Nathanson; “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran; “Rimas pa’ Seducir,” Cultura Profética
Processional: The entrance song was supposed to be “Yellow” by Coldplay, but the DJ got confused and played Beyonce’s “Love on Top” (which was actually the bridesmaids’ entrance song), but it turned out to be just perfect as I kind of danced down the aisle and forgot about my nervousness for a minute.
Recessional: “Is This Love,” Bob Marley
First Dance: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
Mother/Son Dance: “A Dios Le Pido,” Juanes
Father/Daughter Dance: “Pur Hitmix,” Pur (a typically German medley which is always played during village fairs in the region where I’m from :D)

Wedding Vendors

Photography: White Diamond Photography
Planning and Event Design: Four Nineteen Weddings
Floral Design: Stylos & Flores
Hair: Bridal Services Costa Rica
Makeup: Maravilla Makeup
Catering: Catering Costa
Dessert Table: Alina Hidalgo of Craft Bakery
Staffing & Bar: Los Hernandez
Rentals: Oceano Rentals
Officiant: Ana Castro-Calzada

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Wedding Design

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Wedding Design

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Whimsical Weddings

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Wedding Design

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Romantic Weddings

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Wedding Design

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Romantic Weddings

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Modern Weddings

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Wedding Design

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Time and again we’re amazed by what a simple pop of color can do. Lacey and Talan wanted their wedding day to be simple and elegant, a goal they achieved with a muted color palette featuring just the right accent of deep reds. Melissa Jill Photography captured the day behind the camera, while Flowers by Jodi nailed the floral decor!

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From the bride, Lacey: My biggest desire for my wedding was for it to be simple and elegant with a hint of vintage and rustic feel. I wanted a lighter colors with no overpowering colors—a more natural look and tones. I am an Arizona girl at heart so I did add a desert feel. I based my wedding around the idea of desert succulents. I absolutely love the look of succulents; they are very simple. I also love lace and wood, which is where the lace and wood were featured at my wedding. I wanted it to be simply beautiful without being overly elaborate. I love the simplicity of light and natural tones so my colors were: blush, ivory, gold, and champagne with the hint of the dusty miller color from the succulents. And I added a little pop of maroon as to not look too washed out and to give it a little fall feeling with a darker tone.

AZ wedding photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

blush and gold bridesmaids photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Bouquet recipe: David Austin garden roses, Sweet Eskimo light pink roses, two varieties escheveria succulents, burgundy dahlias, white stock and dusty miller.

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Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

There were quite a few DIY projects. I have a very crafty family and my sister Brooke Soules made a variety of things for my wedding. She made every banner at my reception, wooden magnetic hearts, a wooden guestbook sign in plaque with my new last name on it, two wooden frames that hung polaroids taken throughout the day on it as well as baby photos, and the flower crown I wore. She has an etsy shop so it was very easy for her to produce all of the crafts for the wedding. There were also wooden palate backdrops that were at my wedding; they are homemade but we had them already from a previous event.

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

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Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

I live out of state with my husband. We live in Orem Utah. We are up here because we went to school at BYU and now we just work there. So, I planned my ENTIRE wedding from out of state. I am from Arizona so I wanted it to be close to my family. My husband is from Seattle, WA. I flew almost once a month to look at venues, take engagements, and take bridals photos. It only took me 3 months to plan my wedding. I had been planning since late July 2016 and was officially engaged in the middle of August 2016. People think it was crazy to plan it in such a small window, but I wanted a fall wedding in Arizona and I didn’t think it was necessary to wait a full year. My planning went very smoothly; I had the best wedding coordinator and sisters who met with all my vendors for me. I work full time, 9 hours a day. So my life was work during the day and wedding planning at night for three months straight. However, I had most of all the details worked out in 2 months and spent the last month relaxing and spending time with my fiancé. And it turned out absolutely amazing. My wedding went so smooth; not a single thing went wrong and I didn’t want the night to end! I wish I could live it again.

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

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Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for other couples is to not sweat the small stuff. Planning a wedding should be about celebrating a new life and a new journey with your love. So be happy and excited! Things will work out and turn out beautiful so don’t waste your energy stressing over planning the big event. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family and enjoy the process because your wedding day will stunning!

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Romantic Blush and Burgundy Phoenix wedding - photo Melissa Jill https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-blush-and-burgundy-phoenix-wedding

Wedding Music:
Reception Entrance: “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
First Dance: “Tenerife Sea,” Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “You are Gold,” The National Parks
Other songs/Artists: Justin Timberlake (for some dancing), Usher, Ingrid Michaelson, Luke Bryan, R Kelly The Worlds Greatest (one of my husband and I’s song), Billy Joel, Echosmith Bright, Budapest George Ezra, The Lumineers, Oh Wonder, Cheerleader Omi, The Paper Kites, Vance Joy, A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, etc. The music ranged from old classics to folksy to nostalgic dance tunes like “Yeah” by Usher. Overall the night went from relaxing, chill music to dance tunes that we rock on the dance floor; it was a party.

Photography: Melissa Jill Photography
Floral Design: Flowers by Jodi
Ceremony Venue: Phoenix Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Reception Venue and Catering: Trilogy at Vistancia
Wedding Dress: Madison James MJ203
Bridal Store: Mary’s Bridal
Earrings and Rings: Lauren Conrad
Hair and Makeup: Caitlin Foley
Wedding Cake: Kristen Smith
DJ: Curtis Whipple
Stationery: Claire Sorensen
Videographer: Nick Sorensen
Photo Booth: The Slow Motion Booth
Film Lab: Photovision

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Time and again we’ve learned that a wedding from Lara Hotz is a reason to celebrate in the office. Jo and Daniel’s chic Australian wedding was filled to the brim with tall, lush greenery centerpieces and gold accents, styled by She Designs with floral duty done by Trille Floral and Carla Florist. Modern brides, keep your eyes peeled for Jo’s impeccable Atelier Pronovias wedding gown!

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Industrial Texas Wedding with Romantic Minimalism

Modern Weddings

Texas is known for its weddings with heaps and heaps of southern charm, but Ashley and Johnny’s wedding broke out and traveled down the road of modern and clean. Rachel Meagan Photography was in charge of chronicling this fun couple’s big day and immediately, it evokes a contemporary feel with simple yet striking elements. The bloom creations by Wild Bunches Floral echo this with eye-catchingly bright white anemones, the ever-loved eucalyptus, and white peonies, to name a few.

Industrial Texas Wedding with Romantic Minimalism - photo by Rachel Meagan Photography https://ruffledblog.com/industrial-texas-wedding-with-romantic-minimalism
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Organic Wedding Inspiration with Shades of Blue

Wedding Design

Get ready for the crazy amount of beauty in this wedding inspiration. It’s being dished out from the design thanks to An Enlightened Event, the florals from Rogue + Fox Floral, and especially the couple! Many of you may recognize the ever-stunning blogger, Jenny Wu, and thanks to the lens of Anya Kernes Photography, these magical pictures are gracing us on the blog today. The styling is bliss and we’re going haywire over all of the lovely blues used and the overall result is crisp, elegant, and so modern.

Organic Wedding Inspiration with Shades of Blue - photo by Anya Kernes Photography https://ruffledblog.com/organic-wedding-inspiration-with-shades-of-blue
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Anya Kernes Photography

Event Design and Coordination

An Enlightened Event

Floral Design

Rogue + Fox Floral

Wedding Dresses

David's Bridal, Jovani

Hair

Sophie Rose Gutterman

Makeup

Ting Makeup & Hair

Wedding Cake

Frost It Cakery

Rentals

Party Pleasers

Bride and Groom Signs

Letters to You

Romantic Wedding Under the Oklahoma Sky

Rustic Weddings

What do you get when you have a couple so enamored with one another and a bride with a seriously gorgeous vision for her wedding? A whimsical fête with such elegance.  Jessica Elle Photography captured the result of Chelsea and Zachary’s Oklahoma wedding, featuring the designs of Aisle Be With You, who worked closely with Chelsea on her dream wedding plans and all of the unique customization. The photos also feature the floral work of Poppy Lane Design and the creations just paired so well with the feel of the day with roses, ranunculus, and peonies doing what they do best: causing us all to swoon with delight!

Oklahoma weddings - photo by Jessica Elle Photography https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-under-the-oklahoma-sky
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jessica Elle Photography

Wedding Planning

Aisle Be With You

Floral Design

Poppy Lane Design

Venue

Rosemary Ridge

Wedding Dress

Bella Rose Bridal

Hair Piece

Prescott Bridal

Jewelry, Garter, and Bridesmaids' Dresses

Chantilly Couture

Bridesmaid's Dress

Watters Wtoo

Hair

Ann Elyse Salon and Spa

Makeup

Brittany Aldridge Artistry

Groom and Groomsmen's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Catering and Bar

C2 Catering

Cakes and Pies

The Round House Bakery

DJ

DJ Connection

Rentals

Marianne's Rentals

Vintage Brass Candles

Ruby's Vintage Rentals

Signage, Menus, Place Cards, Vow Cards, Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail Drinks

Modyen Designs

Stamps

Little Postage House

Invitations

Paper N' More

Videography

Atria Creative

Destination Wedding Weekend in Sifnos, Greece

Romantic Weddings

It’s incredible to think that beautiful locations like Sifnos exist. Greece is full of amazing spots that look like they were plucked right out of a dream, so it’s no wonder why George and Ainee were smitten and charmed. Elias Kordelakos Photography had the lucky job of spending an entire weekend perched neatly in this city in Cyclades and the photography captured all of the bliss and all of the Grecian goodness. The 12 Events kept the styling true to the location: simple, clean, and timeless with whites, creams, and subtle touches of greenery. George and Ainee, their wedding, and Sifnos are all just so dazzling.

wedding reception in Greece - photo by Elias Kordelakos https://ruffledblog.com/destination-wedding-weekend-in-sifnos-greece

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Elias Kordelakos Photography

Wedding Design, Planning, and Favor Boxes

The 12 Events

Getting Ready Venue

Verina Villa

Reception Venue

Lazarou

DJ

Showtime DJs

Greenery-Filled Charleston Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Classic styles and clean designs are the first words that come to mind with this Caroline Ro-photographed wedding in Charleston. With Sweetgrass Social working their coordinating and design magic, Blair and Jordin stuck to a very becoming color palette of white and green for their venue’s aesthetic. Branch Design Studio took charge of all the pretty florals, sticking close to the elegant setting of this southern affair.

Greenery-Filled Charleston Wedding - photo by Caroline Ro https://ruffledblog.com/greenery-filled-charleston-wedding
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Caroline Ro

Wedding Coordination and Design

Sweetgrass Social

Floral Design

Branch Design Studio

Venue

Lowndes Grove

Wedding Dress

Mon Amie

Hair and Makeup

Wedding Hair by Charlotte

Groom's Attire

Ralph Lauren

Band

Super Deluxe

Spirited Alabama Wedding with Holiday Ideas

Romantic Weddings

Just in time for all of the merry festivities, W&E Photographie sent over Sarah and Trey’s holiday-inspired Alabama fête that’s giving us all of the Christmas feels. They wanted to incorporate their beloved holiday and did so in a most elegant way, with a moody red and green palette (as seen in the bridesmaids’ dresses and the beautiful floral arrangements by Staci Bledsoe) and a wreath backdrop worth replicating. Just like the dessert table at their reception, this wedding is the sweetest.

Spirited Alabama Wedding with Holiday Ideas - photo by w and e photographie https://ruffledblog.com/spirited-alabama-wedding-with-holiday-ideas
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

W&E Photographie

Event Coordinator

Beth Seeley

Floral Design

Staci Bledsoe

Venue

GAS Design Center

Wedding Dress

The Stone Cold Fox

Earrings

Anthropologie

Engagement Ring

Grace Lee

Rings

Catbird NYC, Jennifer Meyer

Wedding Bands

Levy's

Groom's Attire

Billy Reid

Groom's Shoes

Cole Haan

Tie

J.Crew

Tie Clip

Zola

Catering and Cake

The Wild Lilly

Music

Nick Ware

Invitations

Paperless Post

Moody Burgundy and Gold Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Black attire, heaps of burgundy, and an always-needed dose of warm colors is what makes this rich wedding inspiration from the lens of INGAVEDYAN weddings + fashion so sublime. Nestled in the forest and with sky-high trees all around, this wedding design and fashion style is for the bride who’s daring to push the dark color limits and would even step into (and fashionably rock) a black wedding dress. Wild Rose Flowers‘ creations only added to the mix, with deep-hued blooms in all shades of red, grabbing attention. From the cake display to the tablescape with flashes of gold, we’re enamored with this wedding inspiration!

Moody Burgundy and Gold Wedding Inspiration - photo by INGAVEDYANweddings and fashion https://ruffledblog.com/moody-burgundy-and-gold-wedding-inspiration
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

INGAVEDYAN weddings + fashion

Floral Design and Decor

Wild Rose Flowers

Venue

Stanley Park

Dress

Vera Wang, Forever 21

Head Crown

Olivia the Wolf

Face Mesh, Ring, and Cross

Aldo

Hair

Anastacia

Makeup

Makeup by ASM

Cake

Jenny Bakes

Rentals

Upright Decor

Ribbons

Alena Kubik

Calligraphy

Maurelle Calligraphy

Model

Richards Models

Wintry Wedding Inspiration in Birmingham

Wedding Design

We’re putting away the holiday reds for today and making way for this Birmingham wedding event draped in bright white sheen to start, with carefully-selected colors to create a warm and inviting mood. The event design allowed for fun additions of slate gray and even amber thrown into the mix for a slight pop without overpowering the timelessness of white and the pairing of greenery.

wedding tablescapes - photo by A Still Breath Photography https://ruffledblog.com/wintry-wedding-inspiration-in-birmingham
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

A Still Breath Photography, Cathrine Taylor Photography, Southern Cotton Photography

Floral and Event Design: Bouquets, Boutonnieres, and Tables 4, 5, 6

BKWedevents

Floral and Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop and Tables 1, 2, 3

333 Designs "Your Event in Full Bloom"

Floral and Event Design: Head Table

Thorne and Thistle

Floral and Event Design: Registration Table and Tables 7, 8, 9

ValiaRose Events

Venue

Park Crest Events

Wedding Dress

Divine Design Formalwear

Hair and Makeup

Gilded Beauty

Bridesmaid Attire

Southern Bridesmaids

Menswear

J. Hilburn

Wedding Cake

Cakes by Kim

Pie and Candy Bar

Louise's Cakes N Things

Ceremony Music

Jenn Brooker, Nontraditional Pianist

Band

Just a Few Cats

Event Rentals

Top Notch

Ceremony Seating

P.E.W.S. - Purely Elegant Wedding Statements

Linens

I Do Linens

Videography

Threefold Films

Photo Booth

Facetime Photobooth

Wedding Invitations

Oliver Tell Studio

Thank You Cards

Weezie B. Designs

Travel

Janelle & Co Travel

Hotel

Marriott Hotels and Resorts

Registry

Dinner 4 Two

Skin Care

Rodan + Fields

White Wine Sponsor

HALL Wines

A California Wedding Inspired by the Forest

Romantic Weddings

Newlyweds Maryanne and Matt wanted a wedding that showcased the beauty of Southern California, and that’s precisely what they got with this woodland celebration put together by Sweet Emilia Jane and The Little Branch. The day kicked off with a tree-covered ceremony in the woods with sunlight peeking through, and culminated with a family-style dinner under bistro lights — all captured by Martina Micko Photography!

A California Wedding Inspired by the Forest - photo by Martina Micko https://ruffledblog.com/a-california-wedding-inspired-by-the-forest
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Martina Micko

Wedding Planning

Sweet Emilia Jane

Floral Design

The Little Branch

Venue

Oak Canyon Ranch

Wedding Dress

Oleg Cassini

Jewelry

BHLDN

Bridesmaid Dresses

Vera Wang

Men's Attire

Pronto Uomo via Men's Wearhouse

Catering

Lobo Castle Productions

Desserts

Desserts by Jessica Wang

Wine

Malibu Family Wines

Beer

Ladyface Ale Co

Music

Rory Pollinger Events

Lighting

MEMOIRE EVENTS

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Videography

Christian and Reinna

This Elegant Wedding Has An Amazing Escort Card Display

Elegant Weddings

It has to be said that we are absolutely in awe of every real wedding we come across and this darling California wedding from the lens of Shoda Love has been added to that list. It’s full of lovely details (like adorable pets and fun song lyric signage!) and the planning and design cleverness of CCL Weddings & Events, paired with the floral stylings of Art With Nature. What we’re really mesmerized by is the escort card display. It’s so unique and definitely a wedding conversation piece!

bridal party with dogs - photo by Shoda Love https://ruffledblog.com/this-elegant-wedding-has-an-amazing-escort-card-display

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Shoda Love

Planning and Design

CCL Weddings

Floral Design

Art with Nature

Venue

Hummingbird Nest Ranch

Hair and Makeup

Kelly Zhang

Catering

Command Performance Catering

Wedding Cake

M Sweets

DJ

All the Above Entertainment

Rentals

A Rental Connection

Custom Backdrop

Modest Peach Rentals

Stationery

Chris Kim

Videography

Still Talking Productions

Fields of Gold Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Let’s kick this inspiration off by saying that a sprawling field is always bound to produce great ideas and great pictures, and Lindsey Gage Photography certainly did not disappoint. With a well-loved song by Sting in mind, the elite vendor list–comprised of The Blooming Bud who was in charge of florals, Kathryn Pederson Events who coordinated the details, and Cherished Rentals leading the design and styling–took to their outdoor canvas and dressed it up beautifully. A lovely farm table stood tall and atop it was a centerpiece with rich colors, also found in the bride’s wild bouquet and that must-replicate wreath. We’d gladly stroll through this field anytime if this inspiration is what we would stumble across.

fall-themed wreaths - photo by Lindsey Gage Photography https://ruffledblog.com/fields-of-gold-wedding-ideas
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lindsey Gage Photography

Coordinating

Kathryn Pederson Events

Floral Design

The Blooming Bud

Styling

Cherished Rentals

Wedding Dress

Casablanca Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Jacqueline Raquel Beauty

Rentals

Party Pieces by Perry

Wedding Invitations

Pirouette Paper Company

Romantic Hindu and Humanist Wedding Weekend

Garden Weddings

When we see the words “wedding weekend” pop up, we’re automatically enamored by what’s to come in the photos. Dominique Bader was in charge of documenting Sundari and Andy’s festivities and it was kicked off by the warm and vibrant Hindu, Sri-Lankan Tamil wedding. Following their first celebration, their Humanist wedding was dressed in lovely shades of white and grey with delightful additions of green thanks to the creations by Floribunda Rose. With a gala like this, Always Andri Wedding Design was on hand to offer not only smooth planning but fantastic design as well.

hindu weddings - photo by Dominique Bader https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-hindu-and-humanist-wedding-weekend
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Dominique Bader

Floral Design

Floribunda Rose

Wedding Planning

Always Andri Wedding Design

Staging, Floral Design, and Decor (Hindu Wedding)

Om Creatives

Venue (Humanist Wedding)

The Dairy

Venue (Hindu Wedding)

Painshill Park

Bridal Attire

Laurie Smith Bespoke

Bridesmaid Dresses

Jenny Yoo

Dress Boutique

Coco & Kate Atelier

Groomsmen Attire

Reiss Fashion

Hanging Lanterns

The Hanging Lantern Company

Table Linens

Coloured Linen Hire

Glassware

Helene Millot

Silk Bouquet Ribbon

Pompom Blossom

Stationery

Gemma Milly

Paper Goods, Props, and Design

The Wedding Stylist

Videography

Happy Wedding Films

Autumn Wedding for Two Middle School Sweethearts

Rustic Weddings

The sweetest details and couple storyline are splashed all over this beautiful Alex Lasota Photography wedding. Not only does it have sweet and pink whimsical details designed and planned by Tin Sparrow Events with florals by Simplified Celebrations, Jordan and Dyllan’s school-age love story is one for the books and it definitely gets two thumbs up from us with ooh’s and aww’s thrown in as well. It’s clear from Alex’s fantastic shots how overjoyed these two lovebirds are to finally be marrying one another, and there’s no better place to say their I Do’s than with these stunning ranch views in the background. Heartfelt weddings are just the best!

wedding photography - photo by Alex Lasota https://ruffledblog.com/autumn-wedding-for-two-middle-school-sweethearts
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Alex Lasota

Event Design and Planning

Tin Sparrow Events

Floral Design

Simplified Celebrations

Venue

Eagle Lakes Ranch

Wedding Dress

Stella York

Wedding Shoes

Dune

Bride's Ring

Brothers Jewelers

Bridal Boutique, Hairpiece, and Bridesmaids' Dresses

Amy's Bridal Boutique

Hair

Gala Ursul

Makeup

Makeup by Ceilidh

Catering

Don Taco

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Erin Waddell

Handmade Details and Calligraphy

Jordan Charvat

Paper Goods

White House Design Aesthetics

Videography

Miller Media