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Dubai Wedding Inspiration with Blue and Green

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Liz JvR Photography

Today’s a bit extra special, as we’re sharing our first wedding inspiration shoot from Dubai! The team of Liz JvR Photography, The Pretty Pineapple, and Firenze Flora put together a stylish scene full of rich blues with touches of green (thanks to generous heaps of eucalyptus) and gold. Keep an eye out for the not one but two gorgeous gowns!

Dubai Wedding Inspiration with Blue and Green - photo by Liz JvR Photography https://ruffledblog.com/dubai-wedding-inspiration-with-blue-and-green
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Liz JvR Photography

Event Styling and Design

The Pretty Pineapple

Floral Design

Firenze Flora

Wedding Dresses

Contessa Bridal

Hair and Makeup

MHG Beauty

Wedding Cake

Sugarology

Rentals

Innovative Hiring Dubai

Tabletop Rentals

My List

Wedding Invitations

Pret a Papier

Menu and Signage

The Party

Daily Pick

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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Best of 2016: Bouquets

Wedding Design

Wedding bouquets, we love you SO MUCH that it was almost impossible narrowing down this list of Ruffled’s Best of Bouquets for 2016. Seriously. Make sure to pin your favorites or let us know your favorite in the comments! Also, be sure to check out Best of 2016: Fashion and Best of 2016: Ceremonies if you haven’t already.

dramatic red and pink bouquet - photo by Jenny Losee Photography https://ruffledblog.com/delicate-french-inspired-bridals/
Photo by Jenny Losee Photography, floral design by Rust and Thistle from this shoot.

white bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Nastja Kovacec https://ruffledblog.com/a-tuscan-dream-wedding-come-true/
Photo by Nastja Kovacec, floral design by Stiatti Fiori from this wedding.

bright bouquet with thistle - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-palm-springs/
Photo by Brian Evans Photography, floral design by The Bloom of Time from this wedding.

desert wedding bouquet - photo by Jen Fujikawa Photography https://ruffledblog.com/desert-bloom-wedding-inspiration/
Photo by Jennifer Fujikawa Photography, floral design by FlorUnique from this shoot.

romantic wedding bouquet - photo by Luna de Mare Photography https://ruffledblog.com/greenhouse-romance-wedding-editorial/
Photo by Luna de Mare Photography, floral design by Jenn Sanchez Floral Design from this shoot.

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/colorful-virginia-spring-wedding-inspiration/
Photo by Becca B Photography, floral design by Succulents and Saffron Floral Design from this shoot.

vintage bridal style - photo by Photos by Heart https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-birmingham-villa-wedding/
Photo by Photos by Heart, floral design by Studio Flower from this wedding.

burgundy wedding bouquet - photo by Meg Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/luxe-northwoods-wedding-inspiration/
Photo by Meg Cooper Photography, floral design by Fox & Fern Floral from this shoot.

fun spring bouquet - photo by Riverland Studios https://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-gold-southern-wedding-ideas/
Photo by Riverland Studios, floral design by Branch Design Studio from this shoot.

romantic pink bouquet with dark accents - photo by Allison Kuhn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/this-calligraphers-wedding-is-elegant-bliss/
Photo by Allison Kuhn Photography, floral design by New Creations Flower Co. from this wedding.

romantic spring bouquet - photo by Jenna McElroy https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-wedding-with-pup-ring-bearers/
Photo by Jenna McElroy, floral design by Margot Blair from this wedding.

pink peony bouquets - photo by Valorie Darling Photography https://ruffledblog.com/floral-filled-carondelet-house-wedding/
Photo by Valorie Darling Photography, floral design by The Little Branch from this wedding.

Daily Pick

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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Bohemian Portland Forest Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Hazelwood Photo

Today’s real wedding gives a whole new meaning to “the great outdoors.” Oregon couple Meng and Max celebrated their marriage beneath a woodsy canopy that was heavenly to behold. Hazelwood Photo embraced every natural backdrop (yes, that includes towering waterfalls and lakeside cliffs!) and Floral Sunshine was there to spruce up the bridal party with flower crowns for all. We especially love the way Gather Event Planning & Consultation and Something Borrowed tied in details like the gold speckled cake and the oversized chalkboard in lieu of paper programs.

Bohemian Portland Forest Wedding - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-portland-forest-wedding
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Hazelwood Photo

Event Planning

Gather Event Planning & Consultation

Event Design, Styling, and Rentals

Something Borrowed

Floral Design

Floral Sunshine

Venue

Bridal Veil Lakes

Wedding Dress

Annasul Y

Bridal Boutique

Adorned in Grace Bridal Boutique

Hair and Makeup

Blossom and Beauty

Groom's Tie

The Tie Bar

Groomsmen Attire

The Black Tux

Catering

White Pepper

Wedding Cake

Helen Bernhard Bakery

Pies

Random Order Bakery

Strings

Duo Con Brio

DJ

Event Team Productions

Custom Illustrated Place Cards

John Vance

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

Videography

Candy Glass Productions

Transportation

First Student Charter

Accomodations and Getting Ready

The Nines Hotel

Daily Pick

Josh & Rachel

We are husband and wife, best friends, and a photography team passionate about life, love, and Jesus Christ. Film photography will always have our hearts, and when we approach our sessions, our goal is to capture breathtaking, timeless, and creative images that you will love and cherish forever. Crafting a unique experience for each of our couples with honest and creative direction is key to capturing photographs that tell a story, pull you in, and never let go.

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Historic Cree Estate Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

Flora + Fauna

We can’t imagine anywhere better to transport ourselves on a Monday morning than Palm Springs. Today’s wedding from Flora + Fauna, The Events Department, and David Rohr takes us to the uniquely chic celebration of Emily and Nima, who brought together tradition and untraditional ideas for a day that was perfectly tailored to the couple.

historic Cree Estate wedding - photo by Flora and Fauna https://ruffledblog.com/historic-cree-estate-wedding

From the bride, Emily: We wanted to create an atmosphere that felt very welcoming and uniquely ours. We chose the Cree Estate as it is a private home where we could plan the wedding exactly to our liking without any constraints as to which vendors we selected, where we set up the event, etc. It was truly a space to make our own! We aspired for a natural outdoor setting but added a touch of charm and romance with beautiful long wooden tables and overhead string lighting.

Ruffled - photo by Flora and Fauna https://ruffledblog.com/historic-cree-estate-wedding

gold wedding shoes - photo by Flora and Fauna https://ruffledblog.com/historic-cree-estate-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Flora + Fauna

Wedding Planning

The Events Department

Floral Design

David Rohr

Venue

The Historic Cree Estate

Wedding Dress

Reem Acra

Bridal Store

Gabriella NYC

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Groom's Shirt and Bow Tie

Turnbull & Asser

Catering

Whoa Nelly

Wedding Cake

Exquisite Desserts

Daily Pick

Buzzworthy Events

Hey there! I’m Ashley, a wedding planner based out of San Francisco planning weddings around the world. Creating an event is something that I value. Not only is an event purposeful but one should be well crafted and beautiful. I don’t believe in sacrificing one element for the other. I believe that purpose, craft, design, and strategy are all cohesive elements to produce a successful event. Weddings are so much more than just a celebration or a pretty tabletop, there is connectivity and flow. From these an opportunity for you and your guests to be enchanted, to be a part of an experience you’ll carry away with you. Have you ever been a part of something where you were swept away by your current state that you forgot whatever else was going on in the world? Where it feels like you’re part of something that only matters right then and in that moment? Creating that experience comes from the energy and love put into planning the event.

Lets be friends. No, seriously though, lets!

I do far more than just plan weddings. I travel, I cook, I laugh (a lot), I play, I hike, I challenge myself, I take risks and I am constantly growing. I love people and adventure. I try new things. I am curious. I have high standards. I listen. I create. I do. Take the time to get to know me and I’ll do the same for you. I am highly intuitive with people and take on personal missions to make your wedding the most suited to you and your dreams as possible. The planning process can be overwhelming and overstimulating. Let’s face it, no one wants to do it on their own, so let’s work together!

I am available for weddings in California and worldwide. Fun fact, I am certified by the board of tourism in Mexico to plan and work there. I have spent years visiting the Riviera Maya + Tulum as well as other regions in Mexico, like Baja California Sur. Tulum is hands down one of my favorite places on earth. If I am not in San Francisco planning weddings and being social, you’ll find me on the beach at BeTulum, Coqui Coqui, Papaya Playa, or exploring the coast lines in Central America.

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Moody Pink Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Hello Romance! This elegant photoshoot, captured by Kaysha Weiner Photographer, shows how glitz and glam fuse with elegance oh so perfectly. This combination of smoky blues, hues of pinks and metallic tones work for any season. Brilliantly designed by The Joy Parade and adorned with gorgeous florals by Rebelle Fleurs, every little detail has the perfect touch of glamour.

moody pink wedding inspiration - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

From the designer, The Joy Parade: This concept was pulled together after I began tossing around ideas for winter color palettes. Soft light pink with complementary neutral colors are really popular and they’re used all year around – but how can pink transition in a new way for winter? I liked the idea of pulling in the popular shades of pink and blush and ground those a bit more with greenery, and neutrals of smoky blue, brass, and gunmetal. The result is unexpected, romantic, clean, timeless, and a little bit moody.

Paper Suite - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Romantic Bridal Bouquet - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Lace Bridal Gown - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Place Cards - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Bride and Groom - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Goblet and Table Numbers - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Table Setting - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Blushing Bride Protea - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Centerpiece - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Table Runner and Boutonniere - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

candle backdrop - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Cake Florals - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

King Protea - photo by Kaysha Weiner Photography https://ruffledblog.com/moody-pink-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kaysha Weiner Photographer

Design/Papergoods

The Joy Parade

Florist

Rebelle Fleurs

Dress Shop

Mary Me Bridal

Dress Designer

Tara Keely

Hair and Makeup

Face it Sugar

Suit

J.Crew

Rentals

Signature Party Rentals

Specialty Tableware

Borrowed Blu

Runner

Mod Mix Studio

Table Number

Gauge NYC

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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Seamstress Inspired Elopement

Wedding Design

Out of all the things we love about today’s styled shoot from Michelle Lea Photographie, Annie’s Room, and Rainbow’s End Floral, what we love the most has to be that it’s inspired by the photographer’s own grandmothers. Appropriately, the shoot brings in antique and vintage elements and gives them new life while simultaneously providing beautiful inspiration for couples planning their own events now!

seamstress inspired elopement - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

From the photographer, Michelle Lea Photographie: This styled elopement was inspired by my two grandmothers. They both loved to sew and have tea parties. This styled shoot took place at The Millstone wedding venue located in Limestone, TN. This rustic venue was built in 1811. The mill served as a working mill until it was closed in 1994. In 2010 the mill was completely renovated to a beautiful unique venue. Every piece that was original to the mill is still there repurposed to beautiful works of art.

feather wedding invitations - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

wildflower bouquet - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

bridal accessories - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

groom boutonniere - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

organic summer bouquet - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

grooms boutonniere - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

winter wedding portrait - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

reception table - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

planter centerpiece - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

cake table display - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

pretzel wedding cake - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

Ruffled - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

lace wedding dress back - photo by Michelle Lea Photography https://ruffledblog.com/seamstress-inspired-elopement

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Daily Pick

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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Vibrant Eclectic Wedding in Palm Springs

Bohemian Weddings

Any day is a good day for a Palm Springs wedding, like this one from Brian Evans Photography. With a never-ending assortment of colorful blooms and one of the most stylish couples we’ve ever seen (Petal and John Paul met while working at Louis Vuitton), you’re all but guaranteed to fall in love. Chic Productions and The Bloom of Time did beautiful work designing the event and floral decor for the day!

vibrant eclectic wedding in Palm Springs - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

From the photographer, Brian Evans Photography: Petal and John Paul met when they were both working at Louis Vuitton. With a couple like that you know their wedding is going to be packed with style. Within a few minutes of meeting Petal and John Paul I knew they were going to be an amazing couple to work with. They chose to say “I do” at one of the most iconic properties in Palm Springs. From the floral covered antique wedding arch to the beautiful invitations and the couple’s impeccable attire, this wedding was packed full of gorgeous details.

Palm Springs wedding invitations - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

BHLDN wedding dress - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding shoes - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

tropical boutonniere - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding jewelry - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

colorful tropical bouquet - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Protea, roses, marigolds, persimmons, thistle, snowberry, coxcomb, orchids, eucalyptus, and early fall foliage withstood the heat, looking fresh, fun, and festive! The couple loved the color turquoise, which is woven throughout the details of the wedding. The bride honored her Persian tradition serving desserts and menu items inspired by her culture, but favoured the non-traditional in choosing fashionable flower halos for her maids instead of hand-held bouquets.

wedding party - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

garden rose floral crown - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

ceremony decor - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

ceremony arch - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

ceremony processional - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding ceremony - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

wedding ceremony - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

ceremony recessional - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

As much as I love seeing all the wonderful details, it’s the real moments that make a wedding special. This wedding was full of them. A secluded first look that took John Paul’s breath away. Petal walking down the aisle radiating with happiness. The wonderful words spoken about the couple. John Paul and his daughter sharing a dance that lit up the entire room. It may have been 110 degrees that day, but it could not have been a more perfect wedding.

seating chart - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

escort cards - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

yellow and orange centerpieces - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

watercolor table number - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

spring floral arrangement - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

cake with flowers - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Palm Springs wedding - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

Ruffled - photo by Brian Evans Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vibrant-eclectic-wedding-in-palm-springs

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Brian Evans Photography

Event Coordination

Chic Productions

Floral Design

The Bloom of Time

Venue

The Parker Palm Springs

Wedding Dress

Catherine Deane for BHLDN

Wedding Shoes

Manolo Blahnik

Bridesmaid Dresses

Anthropologie

Jewelry and Wedding Bands

Mozafarian Jeweler Los Angeles

Groom's Suit, Shirt, Tie, and Groomsmen Ties

Ermenegildo Zegna Made to Measure

Groom's Shoes

Louis Vuitton

Groomsmen Suits

J.Crew

DJ and Photo Booth

DJ Chris Paul

Lighting

Classic Party Rentals Palm Springs

Wedding Arch Installations

KMHallberg Design

Wedding Invitations

LilyCoDesign

Daily Pick

Callista & Company

Callista & Company offers personalized planning and design services for beautiful weddings and events around the world. With meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance, we create stress-free events that showcase your unique vision. Our team provides the highest level of service and showcases strong relationships with leading venues and renowned professionals to ensure you have an exceptional team on your side.

We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
recommendations based on years of experience and etiquette studies, while always considering your specific preferences.

Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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Sweet Ranch Wedding in Las Vegas

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Cara Robbins Studio

From time to time I fall deeply in love with a wedding, and that’s what happened when I laid my eyes on this one from Cara Robbins Studio and Destinations by Design. Zoe and James’ wedding was thoughtful, deliberate, and fearless in its approach to forgoing traditional expectations in favor of what would make them happiest and most comfortable.

sweet ranch wedding in Las Vegas - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

From the bride, Zoe: I knew from very early stages of planning that I wanted our wedding to be a celebration of love that honored the two of us and paid homage to my husband and I as individuals and reflected our sensibilities. We really wanted to lose every extraneous detail and focus on a minimal but extraordinarily beautiful event that would deliver our vision with precision. This meant that from the get-go we knew we wanted to skip some of the more traditional components of the classic wedding format that we felt were either antiquated, or didn’t feel substantive enough to be included in our ceremony.

wedding invitation - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

white rose and peony bouquet - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas
Flower recipe: I carried an all-white bouquet of white roses, white peonies, white hydrangeas, ranunculus, and baby’s breath. The bridesmaids carried blue hydrangeas, white peonies, blue thistle, baby’s breath, and blue anemones. All the men wore thistle as their boutonnieres including my dog who was the ring bearer, and my nephews who were flower boys.

bridal veil - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

white bouquet with thistle - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

red bouquet dresses - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

I wanted to create an environment that was timeless, non-traditional, romantic, beautiful, and earthy, but that didn’t necessarily fit into a specific category, ie. rustic. I wanted a bohemian feel for our ceremony, with touches of whimsy and a feeling of earnest romance in every detail. The whole event took place outdoors so I wanted everything to blend into the desert landscape where the ceremony took place. Our Chupah was draped with heavy blue cloth and then adorned with blue and cream flowers and moss. We had a beautiful Turkish rug on the podium that we borrowed from my husband’s aunt, and I wore a braided halo with wildflowers in the back that attached to a floor-length veil. We had a make-your-own-mac+cheese bar and a taco bar for dinner. We wanted our wedding to be our ultimate party and we said f*** everybody else’s idea of what a wedding should look like! Best move ever on our part.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

ceremony chuppah - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

flower boys - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

wedding ceremony vows - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

ceremony recessional - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

wedding portrait - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

bohemian bridal look - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Our color scheme was dusty blue with accents of muted red. Each name tag and place setting was attached to a little air succulent which paid homage to the desert-ranch we got married at. There were little pieces of lavender tucked into each person’s place setting. Words to describe the look of our wedding would be romantic, bohemian, non-traditional, Jewish, timeless, down-to-earth, and minimalist.

wedding favors - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

air plant wedding favors - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

air plant wedding favors - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

backyard ranch wedding - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

brass table number - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

wooden wedding chairs - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Let go of any allegiance to tradition for the sake of tradition if it doesn’t serve a purpose in the greater scheme of your vision. My husband and I kind of fought to shake some of the traditions that we found antiquated and gendered. We chose not to be announced and not to do the Hora (very controversial!). I didn’t throw a bouquet and both my parents walked me down the aisle. I hated the idea of being “given away” as it seemed so anti-feminist to me. Because we only did things we wanted to do our celebration was amazing! It was all about the ceremony and then amazing food and dancing. We kept the formalities to a minimum and I think it was appreciated all around.

garden inspired wedding tablescape - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

blue table setting - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

simple white wedding cake - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

Ruffled - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

cake cutting - photo by Cara Robbins Studio https://ruffledblog.com/sweet-ranch-wedding-in-las-vegas

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Wedding Music:
Wedding Party Processional: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Bride’s Processional: “Heartbeats,” José Gonzalez
Recessional: “Sprawl II,” Arcade Fire
First Dance: “Video Games,” Lana Del Rey
Father/Daughter Dance: “Wildflowers,” Tom Petty
Mother/Son Dance: “Sweet Baby James,” James Taylor

From the photographer, Cara Robbins: A little back story on Zoe and James, I actually photographed their siblings’ wedding a couple years back (believe it or not her brother is married to his sister!). Zoe and Moria (James’ sister) met at summer camp years ago and sort of decided that they were going to marry each others brothers, and some how that actually happened!! You’ll have to get the full story from Zoe but can you believe that? Together the boys own Ventura Sprits, a small distillery in Venutra, CA and Zoe is a doula/birthing coach. Together they live in downtown LA in a beautiful loft where we actually did their engagement photos. They got married out at James’ aunt’s ranch just on the outskirts of Las Vegas. When they first approached me about this I wasn’t so sure about a Las Vegas wedding but boy was I wrong! This ranch was absolutely amazing and made for a perfect and very personal backdrop for their wedding (there was even a mini horse!). The property itself has so many great details and they just wanted to bring a really fresh and simple vibe to the decor. One of my favorite parts was that dinner was served on farmhouse tabled that were positioned between a mini orchard of fruit trees (just wait til you see this)! They had beautiful table decor and little gifts for each guest – air plants – as escort cards. Cocktail hour was hosted right next to this amazing oasis pool and guests got to drink cocktails made with the alcohol that James and Henry make! The wedding party was large and mixed, they really didn’t want to make it only brides maids and groomsmen so there were boys and girls on both of their sides and the girls got to wear mixed dresses that were stunning against the desert background. Zoe’s amazing ring was actually James’ mothers and the two of them are all about family (check out the super cute flower boys and their adorable flower crowns). Also at the end of the night James surprised Zoe by covering Can’t Feel My Face by the weekend and serenading her!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cara Robbins Studio

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Floral Design

Mirian Menzies

Venue

Private residence

Wedding Dress

Monique Lhuillier

Wedding Veil

Stone Fox Bride

Wedding Shoes

Salvatore Ferragamo

Hair

Samantha Aiken

Makeup

Kim Katunis

Bridesmaid Dresses

The Reformation

Groom's Suit

Burberry

Catering

Spago

Food Truck

Stripchezze

Wedding Cake

Peridot Sweets

DJ

Matthew Rubino

Wedding Invitations

Paperless Post

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Good Stone

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Willow Creek Winery Wedding

DIY Weddings

When a baker gets married, rest assured the dessert table is going to be a whopper. Bride Toni owns her own bake shop with her sister, and the two went all out designing sweet treats for her wedding to groom Josh. The entire day was a creative fall wedding to remember, with the help of the talented Jessica Hendrix Photography and Pocket Full of Posies.

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

From the bride, Toni: Our wedding took place at Willow Creek Winery in cape may New Jersey. Kevin Celli was our guide and planner and did an amazing job with helping us out in any way possible! For my wedding I imagined a rustic but colorful and creative vibe. It was fall, but I wanted to incorporate peacock blue/green with bright reds and oranges. Some gold accents. I did a lot of my own crafting, like stained crates handmade seating arrangements signage, etc.. I handmade my invitations and save the dates, at each setting. There was a clementine with a leaf cutout with hand gold embossed names!

bride getting ready - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

fall wedding bouquet - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

beach wedding photography - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

bridesmaids in peacock blue - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

One of the biggest things I did for the day was the wedding cakes and all the desserts! I own my own shop in Haddonfield, New Jersey called Sweet T’s Bakeshop. My sister and own the shop together and made a ton of desserts for my day! Two cakes including three different flavors: blood Orange velvet, sweet potato with spiced pears, and baked apple cinnamon dolce! We also made individual apple pies in mason jars, French macaroons with hand painted gold spiders (it was Nov. 1) mini pumpkin cheesecakes with ginger snaps crust and ice cream cookie sandwiches with homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and Bassetts pumpkin ice cream. We also had an array of vintage glass bottle and jars scattered everywhere in tables.

ceremony arch with sunflowers - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

ceremony processional - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

wedding ceremony kiss - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

I was in love with my floral arrangements by Pocket Full of Posies in Galloway NJ. Beth Ann did a fabulous job! When my flowers arrived at my hotel suit while we were getting ready I was so so so excited and blown away! I had some succulents, orchids, eucalyptus, deep purple Calla lilies, blue thisle, red berries, and some really pretty bright orange and red needle looking flowers!! In love! Oh yeah, I also had sunflowers with the petals picked off! My table arrangements had turquoise lanterns and white lanterns scattered with candle and some of the antique bottles had a flower or two. There were also some blue mason jars with flowers.

leaf escort cards - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

fall seating chart - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

fall wedding centerpieces - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for other couples is to try and make it special for yourselves. Don’t worry about what other people think. Put your love and every into little details and it will become something special!

clementine place setting - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

Willow Creek Winery wedding - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

wedding cake with teal accent - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

cake table - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

naked wedding cake - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

wedding rings - photo by Jessica Hendrix Photography https://ruffledblog.com/willow-creek-winery-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “January Rain,” David Gray
Recessional: “Wild Fire,” John Mayer
First Dance: “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee

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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.
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Friendsgiving Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Jonica Moore

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, which means we’ve got lots of delicious tablescapes to look forward to. This shoot from Jonica Moore, Dawn Mauberret, and Sweet Thorn Flora explores the dramatic side of autumn weddings, and we think it works perfectly for a Friendsgiving event with the besties too. Be sure to keep an eye out for the incredible dip dyed veil!

Friendsgiving inspired wedding ideas - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

From the shoot’s concept designer, Kerry Ann Stokes: The Moody Romantics styled shoot was inspired by dark fairytales and the beauty of nature found deep in the woods – maybe where you least expect it. Both décor and wardrobe are rich in texture-including furs, satin-faced chiffon, lace, quartz, lush florals, and taxidermy insects. This shoot is packed with detail, a love for the handmade, and vintage items. Dreamt up by accessories designer Kerry Ann Stokes and brought to life by a team of creatives, mobilized by Dawn Mauberret Events. This shoot sets the mood for a dreamy and romantic fall wedding—all beautifully captured by Jonica Moore Studio.

botanical wedding invitation - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding accessories - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

winter bouquet - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

winter bouquet with fuchsia - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

dessert pies - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

The color palette is rich and dark hued-highlighting deep reds, and Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala. For the wedding dresses we pulled a Rue De Seine dress with a delicate lace over a beige slip and one of Leanne Marshall’s creamy and silky dresses from Lovely Bride. We paired the first look (Rue De Seine) with a deep wine dip-dyed silk tulle veil and dark beaded crown from Kerry Ann Stokes. Sophie Hughes provided some killer jewelry for the shoot, including a custom Black Beauty Diamond Ring (we were all wide-eyed over it), black diamond bands, and fused metal pieces. For the second look (Leanne Marshall) we topped the dress with a fur shawl and a natural quartz headpiece. The bridesmaids wore maroon (Ash and Light) and black (Nordstrom) dresses, along with coordinating jewelry, leather flower hairpins, a beaded headpiece. Hair (by Stephanie Kauffman) and makeup (by MauberretFX) have a beautiful witchy vibe. Sweet Thorn Flora nailed it with the floral arrangements, which included deep toned florals mixed with lush greens and blush accents. Peonies, blackberries, thistle, ranunculus, and ferns were utilized and mixed with taxidermy insects (courtesy of Hoardaculture) and antlers-definitely making a dramatic statement.

bohemian wedding decor - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding cocktails - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

cocktails - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

winter tablescape - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

bell jar terrarium - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

printed table number - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

The Grand was the perfect location for this shoot, and included a long wooden banquet table, rustic seating, exposed brick walls, a deep green pin-tuck cushion booth, and some in house taxidermy wall mounts. They cooked up a menu full of color for every course. Oysters for the cocktail hour with some fall inspired signature cocktails, a black kale salad to start, and braised ribs for the main-all served up on vintage plates and glassware from Eleven Thirty Six. For the dessert we decided to forego the traditional cake and have a table of pies and tarts instead. Deep colored berries and elaborate crust designs made for a beautiful sweets table thanks to Cutie Pies NYC. The maroon and rose-colored invites were designed by Of Note Stationers — who also supplied some stationery (Can’t Do This Without You, Dazzle, and It’s Your Day cards). Our signage was all hand painted by Kristin Texteria onto vintage mirrors, including the one large mirror in the venue. The escort cards are strung from butterflies and pinned inside vintage frames. Needless to say, a lot of talented vendors came together on this moody and romantic wedding inspiration shoot and the end result is truly inspiring!

Friendsgiving tablescape - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

dip dyed veil - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

Ruffled - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding toast - photo by Jonica Moore https://ruffledblog.com/friendsgiving-inspired-wedding-ideas

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jonica Moore

Event Planning and Coordination

Dawn Mauberret

Florist

Sweet Thorn Flora

Venue

The Grand

Wedding Dress

Rue de Seine, Leanne Marshall

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride NYC

Accessories

Kerry Ann Stokes

Jewelry

Sophie Hughes

Hair

Stephanie Kauffman of The Karcher

Makeup

MauberretFX

Bridesmaid Dress (dark red)

Ash and Light

Bridesmaid Dress (black lace)

Nordstrom

Desserts

Cutie Pies

Rentals

Eleven Thirty Six

Hand-Painted Signs

Kristin Texteria

Taxidermy Butterflies

Hoardaculture

Wedding Invitations

Of Note Stationers

Models

Jaime Lee Newman, Alyssa Carroll and Jenny Moffitt

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Damien Milan Photography

Typical of photographer Damien Milan’s work, is a magnetic intensity of closeness. There’s something about the way he captures a moment, something intoxicatingly real and raw. From the texture of landscape and dress, to the intimacy of pre-wedding preparatory steps, Damien’s approach is one of telling a story through detail – the quiet drama of technique and of tone.

Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

By filling out this online form, couples planning a destination wedding in Europe this summer will even have a chance to receive 20% off their photography package.

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Leo Carrillo Ranch Barbecue Wedding

Rustic Weddings

“Why don’t we have a wedding that feels like a family barbecue?” may be one of the best ideas we’ve ever heard — especially when that barbecue takes place at Leo Carrillo Ranch in California. Artistrie Co., wed (weddings.events.design.), and Moments in Bloom set to work photographing and designing Amanda and Wences’ wedding day, which was full of great things like over-sized “Love” beach balls floating in the pool, a variety of delicious cakes, and potted succulent favors for the guests.

Leo Carrillo Ranch barbecue wedding - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

From the bride, Amanda: We wanted our wedding to feel comfortable rather than formal. Being from Southern California family barbecues are a staple all year round for each of our families, they are weekend events where everyone gets together to catch up, eat good food, and enjoy each others’ company. So when it came to planning our wedding we thought, “Why don’t we have a wedding that feels like a family barbecue?”

peach bouquet - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding details - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

bouquet with thistle - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

bridal party - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

ceremony chair flowers - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

ceremony setup - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

white rose boutonniere - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

Once we found Leo Carrillo Ranch we could immediately start seeing our wedding vision take shape. Since the site itself used to be actor Leo Carrillo’s home we are getting that literal feel of having a special event at a family member’s house. The site itself is everything that we love, from the hacienda style architecture to the canyon and natural wildlife that surrounds it. We knew that we did not need to do much to the site itself to make it beautiful, so it was going to be in the details that we chose that would make our wedding special and uniquely ours. Having oversized lawn games, a photo booth, and gourmet tacos are fun ways we thought could merge the backyard family barbecue feel into our wedding day.

favor table - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

succulent wedding favors - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

favors - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

rustic wedding sign - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

backyard reception - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

outdoor reception - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

sweetheart table chairs - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

centerpiece flowers - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding cake table - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

bundt cake - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

chocolate wedding cake - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

pool balloons - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

cake cutting - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

wedding dance - photo by Artistrie Co https://ruffledblog.com/leo-carrillo-ranch-barbecue-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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Artistrie Co.

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Moments in Bloom

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Leo Carrillo Ranch

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Jimmy Choo

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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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Lincoln City Beach Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Hazelwood Photo

We always love the romantic nature of beach weddings, but this styled shoot photographed by Hazelwood Photo during the golden hour is just beyond. Amber Votel and Swoon Floral Design worked on the design and floral arrangements, and they used natural elements like thistle, stones, and wood to keep everything looking organic, relaxed, and positively timeless.

Lincoln City beach wedding editorial - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

From the event designer, Amber Votel: This modern coastal styled shoot was conceived by event stylist Amber Votel and shot by Hazelwood Photo. We were inspired by the rich textures, natural elements and moods found at the sea shore – the breeze, the sand, the dunes, and the sunset at golden hour. We kept the color palette soft and minimal- sea glass blue, creamy white, dusty sage green and lots of earthy browns and grey. Shells, coral, stones and wood were combined with glass, linen and metal creating a textural modern bohemian mix. Brass lanterns and wood and glass vintage pieces seem to have been sourced from an old ship.

wedding invitations - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

lush bouquet - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

Lincoln City beach wedding editorial - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

bridesmaid jewelry - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

wild greenery bouquet - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

braided bridal hair - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

beach wedding invitation - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

Lincoln City, Oregon was the perfect backdrop for the shoot. The beach was misty and windswept with a colorful golden sunset, soft grassy dunes and nature all around. We were also just paces away from Proposal Rock, a huge natural rock formation rising from the sea, renown as a romantic destination as the name suggests. The bride and groom had a laid-back modern bohemian look perfect for casual outdoor nuptials. Her long sleeve deep v-neck dress by Elizabeth Dye was styled with a simple green satin sash and bold brass and rough-cut gemstone jewelry. Her beauty look was fresh and simple- hair was a loose, windswept braid and makeup was soft and natural, reflecting the natural tones of the scene. Modern effortless elegance.

Lincoln City beach wedding editorial - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

Lincoln City beach wedding editorial - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

beach wedding table - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

beach wedding table - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

beach wedding place setting - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

Lincoln City beach wedding editorial - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

wedding ideas - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

thistle flowers - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

tablescape - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

The bouquet combined classic white blooms with lots of textural greenery into a loose wild composition. The arrangements scattered on the tables resembled seaweed pearls, sea plants, and textured flowers or grasses that could have been plucked from the dunes. We collaborated with some amazing local vendors and artists who expertly translated the feel of the sea into a perfect wedding day look. The gorgeous dappled ombre cake by Artisan Cake Company featured an elegant swirl of candied sugar that spun around like a wave from the deep. Favors were earthy scented hand shaped soaps by Roots Soap Co. that appeared to be stones from the shore. The paint by number coastal wedding suite by Factory Made reflected the soft colors and textures of the scene. Swoon Floral Design created the amazing floral arrangements and Kirstie Wight Makeup conceived the beauty look. Rentals from Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals and hand made items from Forest Meets Sea and Farm Walk Road accentuated the table. Jewelry pieces were designed by Lumafina, By Angeline and Love Tatum.

green bouquet - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

Lincoln City beach wedding editorial - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

place settings - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

cake table - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

Lincoln City beach wedding editorial - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

beach wedding cake - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

beach wedding - photo by Hazelwood Photo https://ruffledblog.com/lincoln-city-beach-wedding-editorial

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Hazelwood Photo

Event Design and Styling

Amber Votel

Florist

Swoon Floral Design

Wedding Dress

Elizabeth Dye

Jewelry

Luma Fina

Ring

By Angeline

Hair and Makeup

Kirstie Wight Makeup Artist

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew, Jaro Yarlo

Bridesmaid Jewelry

Love Tatum

Wedding Cake

Artisan Cake Company

Rentals

Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals

Napkins

Farm Walk Road

Shell Votives

Forest Meets Sea

Soap

Roots Soap Co

Paint by Numbers Paper Suite

Factory Made

Daily Pick

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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Texan Wedding with Vintage Charm

Romantic Weddings

Today’s wedding is everything an intimate wedding should be — full of heart and personality, teeming with details that capture the spirit of the couple. Pam and Shane supplied a variety of treats for their guests, including fresh brewed coffee in sterling silver sets and slices of pie wrapped up in the prettiest to-go boxes! Allen Tsai Photography, Keestone Events, and we+you did some amazing work here, as always.

bride and groom - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

From the event designers, Keestone Events: Fort Worth, Texas residents Pam Roberts and Shane Ollerman really brought their unique taste and fun-loving personalities to life with their intimate, creative country wedding. Keestone Events was fortunate enough to work with this charming, laid back couple for almost a year to create their perfect day. The first step was to find the perfect venue to set the tone for the whole event. When Pam and Shane set foot on the Flying V Ranch nestled in the hill country near Denton, they knew this hidden gem was just right for them. Family owned and run, this spectacular spot offered just the right combination of character and charm.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

wedding shoes - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

rose gold rings - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

bridal veil - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

fuchsia wedding bouquet - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

Once the venue was secured, we set out to transform the rustic country space into an elegant, vintage dinner party atmosphere. Pam and Shane broke the mold at every turn- renting long tables to facilitate a most unique family style dinner and bringing in crisp white linens and bright colorful centerpieces to dress up the quaint metal reception hall. Throughout the year of prepping and planning, we schemed constantly to pull in more unique touches. The end result was a sweet, simple ceremony overlooking a stunning hillside view adorned in a custom made floral garland. Guests watched from church pews relocated to an open air pavilion and ushered the happy couple off with bright festive confetti. While Pam and Shane worked with mastermind photographer Allen Tsai to capture this special moment, guests enjoyed cocktails and tasty stuffed avocado hors d’oeuvre in the adjacent biergarten.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

ceremony decor - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

ceremony recessional - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

wedding bouquet - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

charming eclectic wedding in Texas - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

bride and bridesmaid - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

bride and groom - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

At the conclusion of cocktail hour guests made their way into the reception hall to find their seat. As they entered they took in the beautiful white tables covered in an eclectic mixture of glass bottles and wooden boxes adorned with bright coral, fuchsia and peach blooms. The eye-catching long tables slinked around the room in front of a sheer white backdrop creating the perfect-sized dance floor. Overhead twinkle lights, a striking crystal chandelier and dozens of tea lights cast a subtle light for the perfect dinner ambiance. Distinctive antique tables and cabinets around the perimeter of the room added the perfect vintage touch and housed essentials like fresh brewed coffee in a silver serving set.

charming eclectic wedding in Texas - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

vignette inspired centerpieces - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

reception flowers - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

charming eclectic wedding in Texas - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

reception decor - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

garden wedding tablescape - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

charming eclectic wedding in Texas - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

After Pam and Shane’s grand entrance all enjoyed a delicious family style meal on mismatched vintage china. After dinner and a little dancing guests were delighted to discover that the standard wedding cake had been replaced by scrumptious pie served by the slice in small woven baskets. As nobody likes pie without ice cream, a charming ice cream truck was parked right outside to make for the perfect dessert. Stuffed to the brim, guests captured memories in the photo booth and danced the night away with close friends and family. All good things must come to an end though, and after prying themselves away from the dancing and cocktails, the crowd cheered Pam and Shane through the doors amidst a blur of sparklers to a handsome vintage getaway car. Exhausted and as happy as could be, the newly weds climbed into the car and were whisked away into the night.

coffee bar with sterling silver - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

dessert bar - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

dessert bar favors - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

charming eclectic wedding in Texas - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

charming eclectic wedding in Texas - photo by Allen Tsai Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charming-eclectic-wedding-in-texas

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Allen Tsai Photography

Event Design and Planning

Keestone Events

Florist

we+you

Venue

Flying V Ranch

Hair

Leigh Jacobs Salon

Catering

G Texas Catering

Pie

Emporium House of Pies

Ice Cream Truck

Gypsy Scoops

DJ

Discovery DJ & Lighting

Drapery and Rentals

Lumiere DFW

Photo Booth

FlashFotoBox

Getaway Car

Vintage Limos

Daily Pick

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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San Luis Obispo Eclectic DIY Wedding

DIY Weddings

Photos by:

Alexandra Wallace

There’s something about using cobalt blue in wedding decor that makes us unbelievably cheery — it’s a bold choice that always seems to come across beautifully in images. Alexandra Wallace photographed the wedding of Rachel and Zach, a couple who wanted their day to be “artsy and a wee bit nerdy.” The two even did a choreographed dance at the end of the reception!

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

From the bride, Rachel: From the very beginning I knew I wanted vintage, artsy, and a wee bit nerdy. My husband happily agreed. I think our photographer Alexandra Wallace described it best with eclectic — I’d also use colorful, bright, and unique.

blue wedding shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridal shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

protea bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

protea bouquet - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding
Bouquet recipe: King protea, Icelandic poppies, thistles, eucalyptus, queen Anne’s lace, craspedia, sweet pea, lisianthus, tiny white daisies, mixed greenery, a feather snuck in there…

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridesmaid shoes - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

My dress was designed by me, inspired by a designer dress I saw on Pinterest. It was constructed by a family friend, Ruth Franklin, myself, and my mom, Victoria Humbles. My garters were made by my friend and bridesmaid, Bridget Huffer. My bridesmaids’ hairpieces were made by me, as were the groomsmen’s boutonnieres; table numbers were constructed by me, and my husband Zach came up with the phrases based on our relationship corresponding with each number. We both spray-painted little dinosaur figures silver. These sat upon vintage books that were all from my personal collection. I also hand-wrote and painted place cards for every guest. Zach and I painted and constructed the octahedron strands that hung from the gazebo. Zach constructed the giant paper flowers. I painted a “me and you” sign that was at the guest book table, the guest book being a print found on Etsy, adhered to a wooden frame, found at Michael’s Craft Store. There were also little chalkboards that I hand-wrote notes on to correspond with the types of beer we served, among others.

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

ceremony backdrop - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

bridesmaid arm bands - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

vintage inspired table number - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding decor - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy EVERY minute. Make it fun, make it about YOU TWO! I read about a wedding where the bride said, don’t worry if something isn’t exactly right. That was huge for me! We did so much ourselves I wanted everything to be spit spot, but it wasn’t perfect. And honestly I think it turned out even better. Also, elope. ;)

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

wedding desserts - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

confetti sprinkle cake - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

San Luis Obispo eclectic DIY wedding - photo by Alexandra Wallace https://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-eclectic-diy-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Bride’s Processional: “Child,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Recessional: “Throne Room/End Title” from Star Wars
Reception Entrance: “Imperial March” from Star Wars
First Dance: “Out of My League,” Fitz and the Tantrums
Father/Daughter Dance: “Look What You Done for Me,” Al Green
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
Everything was played at the reception, from Flogging Molly to Frank Sinatra, from Freddie King to the Rolling Stones, not to mention Chuck Berry, James Brown, and The Gap Band.

From the photographer, Alexandra Wallace: Rachel and Zach are no cookie-cutter couple, and their wedding was no Pinterest copy-and-paste affair! The day started with Rachel putting on her completely custom-made dress; a project taken on by a family friend, her mother, and herself. As the final touches approached, Rachel’s mother presented her with a locket – inside, a note, and a piece of her own wedding dress from over thirty years ago. The wedding celebration took place at the historic Jack House in downtown San Luis Obispo. Rachel donned a flower crown hand-crafted by her cousin, and guests were led to the gazebo to watch Rachel and Zach exchange vows [in front of a custom hanging backdrop!], and then walk down the aisle as husband and wife to the end title theme from Star Wars. Reception decor was in grey, cobalt blue, with hints of mustard yellow. Decorations were a mix of vintage, geometric shapes, and a bit of woodland inspiration. As Rachel said, “The fact that we don’t have one theme per se is very much us. There’s a bit of classic charm and a bit of geek chic – I must admit Doctor Who was an inspiration for the colors!” Dinner was cooked by family, and the evening was spent with dancing – including a wonderfully non-traditional, choreographed first dance by the newlyweds! [Did I mention Rachel works in theater??] As a parting gift, guests were each given a small succulent plant, representing life and longevity in harsh conditions.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Alexandra Wallace

Venue

Jack House and Gardens

Wedding Dress

Custom made

Wedding Shoes

Chelsea Crew via ModCloth

Earrings

Urban Outfitters, Aerie

Wedding Invitations

Vista Print

DJ

AMS Entertainment

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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Southern Wedding with Loads of Bright Colors

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Virgil Bunao

A couple who loves color ranks pretty highly on my list of favorite things, and this elegant Southern wedding was all the better for having them. Impeccable styling, plentiful reception lounge areas, and pops of bright spring colors everywhere you look all make up this beautiful day! Virgil Bunao and A Charleston Bride truly shine in this one, folks.

Charleston wedding with loads of bright colors - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

From the wedding planner, A Charleston Bride: Jenny and Ryan were the most amazing clients because they absolutely loved color and were open to any type of floral as long as we had an array of colors! Not to mention Jenny owns a boutique in Greenville, SC so she is has an amazing sense of style. She even provided some of her own pillows from her house! Buttercup yellow was one of Jenny’s favorite colors and I’m not surprised because she is so full of sunshine herself! So we used a mix of buttercup yellow, gold, burnt orange, and fuchsia as the general color palette.

gold and ivory wedding invitations - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding shoes - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

bouquet with bright ribbons - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

Charleston wedding with loads of bright colors - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

grooms boutonniere - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

flower girls in gold - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

Charleston wedding with loads of bright colors - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding program - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding ceremony arch - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

bridal processional - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding ceremony - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

ceremony recessional - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

The favors were treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar tied with colorful ribbon – so delish! Jenny’s bouquet had turquoise and orange trailing ribbon and their altar matched her bouquet. One thing important to the groom was his bacon bar! We had gold pigs on a tiered display with bacon mac and cheese, piggy pops, and other pork goodies – perfect for a late night crowd! Jenny and Ryan were whisked away in a golf cart with draping and floral tie backs. Perfect ending to a beautiful, beautiful night!

wedding reception lounge - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

gold figurines - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

gold sequin tablescape - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding drinks - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

elegant wedding cake - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

wedding desserts - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

candy wedding favors - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

bride and groom - photo by Virgil Bunao https://ruffledblog.com/charleston-wedding-with-loads-of-bright-colors

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Don’t miss the wedding video from Cinema 843!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virgil Bunao

Wedding Planning and Flowers

A Charleston Bride

Venue

The Daniel Island Club

Wedding Dress

Marisa

Bridal Store

The Poinsett Bride

Wedding Shoes

Christian Louboutin

Wedding Veil

Paula Makkas via The Poinsett Bride

Hair

Parlor Nouveau

Makeup

Paper Dolls

Flower Girl Dresses

Cupcakes & Pastries

Groom's Tuxedo

Peter Millar

Men's Attire Store

Rush Wilson Limited

Catering

The Daniel Island Club

Ceremony Music

Charleston Chamber Players

Reception Music

Sol Fusion

Videographer

Cinema 843

Daily Pick

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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California Sand Dunes Wedding

Wedding Design

Natural decor elements inspired by the sea are always right at home in beach weddings, but today’s team (including Ashley Williams Photography, Urban Shindigs, and Luxe Botanique) went in the opposite direction and placed them amidst the sand dunes of Southern California. Using sea glass and non-floral bouquet elements, this styled shoot blends the best of both beach-y and desert wedding inspiration for a look that’s keeping us deeply inspired.

California sand dunes wedding - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

From the event designer, Urban Shindigs: It all came to me in a “Blue” haze. Luxe Botanique was wanting to create something with simple natural elements like sand, grape wood, cotton, and air plants. Most minds would immediately go to the beach… but mine went to the blue skies over the majestic California Sand Dunes. I wanted to embrace the raw elements the dunes had to offer. I pulled some natural items from Witty Rentals. We used cowhide for the table linen, equipale leather chairs, and of course a collection of bone skulls.

California sand dunes wedding - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

floral alternative bouquet - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

cotton bridal crown - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

wedding decor with sea glass - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

desert wedding centerpiece - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

groom looks - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

blue non-floral bouquet - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

For the fashion styling I wanted a slate blue look. It first started with the the slate blue Adrianna Papell gown from Bella Bridesmaids. The cap sleeves, beaded sharp lines, and glittering sequins combined to create the stunning look. To top off the brides look we pulled the natural metal/stone jewelery from Kim Egel Jewelry. The groom’s slate blue Allure Suit by Allure Men came from Friar Tux. Hair & Makeup was done by the amazing Erin Dunaway. To keep this shoot raw and natural we wanted a real honest couple. Ashley and Bryan were a perfect match! No flowers were used at all in the bouquet. Instead, Luxe Botanique used rustic textiles like cotton, dried mushroom, seed pods, blue thistle, foliage and an air plant to complete the look. Twinkle & Toast designed a blue water color handwritten invitation to go along, as well as custom sea glass escort cards. It paired perfectly with our stunning cake designed by Hey There, Cupcake. This shoot was all captured by the very talented Ashley Williams Photography & Audrey Alba Films.

marquee signs - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

California sand dunes wedding - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

bride and groom in blue - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

California sand dunes wedding - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

sea glass escort cards - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

sea glass cake - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

California sand dunes wedding - photo by Ashley Williams Photography https://ruffledblog.com/california-sand-dunes-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Ashley Williams Photography

Event Design

Urban Shindigs

Florist

Luxe Botanique

Dress

Adrianna Papell

Dress Store

Bella Bridesmaids

Jewelry

Kim Egel Jewelry

Hair and Makeup

Erin Dunaway

Groom's Attire

Friar Tux

Wedding Cake

Hey There, Cupcake

Rentals

Witty Rentals

Marquee Light

My Marquee SD

Paper Goods

Twinkle & Toast

Videography

Audrey Alba Films

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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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Irish Inspired Wedding in Nashville

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Morgan Trinker

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with an Irish inspired wedding in Nashville, Tennessee? Ginger and Zack made their wedding day completely unique to them as a couple, bringing together their love of travel (especially Ireland and Scotland), Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and woodland creatures — and everything worked together perfectly thanks to a stellar team of vendors including Morgan Trinker, Spindle Photography, Kelly Dellinger Events, and Rosemary and Finch.

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

From the bride, Ginger: Zack loves rustic and handcrafted, and I love vintage and whimsical. It is a little difficult to summarize/label, because we basically just tried to roll all of our favorite things up into one brown paper package. However, the central thought that started it all was when we were wishing that money didn’t exist or that we could teleport our whole family to Ireland or Scotland to experience our favorite places and play tribute to our families’ heritage.

vintage wedding accessories - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

green and gold wedding shoes - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

textured bouquets - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

orange and green bouquet - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville
Bouquet recipe: Orange ranunculus, succulents, anemones, white garden roses / “coffee break roses”, blue thistles, hypericum berries, scabiosa pods, etc.

groom and groomsmen - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

flower girls - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Since we couldn’t have everyone travel to those magical places, we first wanted to bring some of the adventure of a travel theme to our wedding. Then we wanted to incorporate our love for romance and epic stories (some personal favorites being Braveheart, Harry Potter, and Indiana Jones… yes, we are shameless nerds). Finally, we wanted to highlight the Lindsey Scottish crest, which is very important to us. When we were first dating, we noticed that the crest happens to feature a swan with a crown — and Swan is my maiden name. Zack gave me the crest on a kilt pin on the night he proposed, and it was a special symbol of our families coming together. We pictured colors like stone, emerald/moss, orange/copper, latte and ivory — which fit our love for all things woodland, rustic, and autumn. Basically, if you imagine a woodland elf marrying an adventurous hobbit in a moss-covered stone castle on a green, grassy hill in Ireland… then you get it.

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Harry Potter themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

groomsmen bow tie - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Our first DIY project we did was creating our own save-the-dates using a vintage 1940s postcard of our wedding venue. Zack’s biggest undertaking was brewing two specialty beers for our reception to go with our catering menu. He brewed a Harvest Spiced Ale and a Dark Wolf Lager, which took many months preparation. I collected green bottles that were being thrown out or recycled during the year and saved them to be used for simple floral decor. Zack plays the bagpipes and nearly was a kilted groom, so to replace his kilt we incorporated the family tartan in other areas: groom pocket square and boutonniere, ring bearer suspenders, my DIY garter, etc. Our escort cards were miniature boarding passes which directed guests to their “destination” which were labeled by table numbers made with maps. We had handwritten dinner menus, ceremony programs, and maps to the reception modeled after the “Marauder’s Map” from Harry Potter. Zack made peanut butter (using peanuts from our garden) and beer bottle openers (from repurposed wood) for his groomsmen, and I sewed spirit animal tote bags for my bridal party.

travel escort cards - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

unique wedding lighting - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

barn wedding reception - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Right after the wedding I wrote these down, because I didn’t want to forget how I felt immediately after the whirlwind was over. 1. Spending time on the personalized details makes it so much more meaningful, enjoyable, and memorable for everyone. Sometimes we were cursing our DIY ideas a few hours after we were already into them, but in the end you only get one wedding so why not just spend a little extra time? (That being said, don’t procrastinate any DIY ideas… better to just let those go. ha!) 2. Go ahead and start preparing yourself for the crazy, relative perspectives of time on your wedding day. The 10 minutes you are waiting to walk down the aisle is going to feel like more than an hour, and then the 4 hours of your reception is also going to feel like less than an hour! In both, just try to notice every little thing you can and take it all in. 3. No matter how much work you put in– especially if you happen to have crazy, big families like we do — you can’t control other people and their circumstances. Just communicate and communicate until you feel blue in the face… and then just let go, have fun, and “que sera sera!”

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

travel themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

bud vase centerpieces - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

family crest wedding cake - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

Irish themed wedding in Nashville - photo by Morgan Trinker https://ruffledblog.com/irish-themed-wedding-in-nashville

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Wedding Music:
Processional: Acoustic version of “Blessed Assurance”, acoustic cover of Kate Rusby’s “Blooming Heather”
Bride’s Processional: “Gift of a Thistle / The Braveheart Theme” on uilleann pipes
Recessional: A special arrangement of “The Raider’s March” (Indiana Jones Theme)
First Dance: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf
Father/Daughter Dance: “You Put This Love in my Heart,” Keith Green
Mother/Son Dance: “Sweet Child of Mine,” Sheryl Crow

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Morgan Trinker, Spindle Photography

Wedding Planning

Kelly Dellinger Events

Floral Design

Rosemary and Finch

Ceremony Venue

Scarritt Bennett Center

Reception Venue

Houston Station

Wedding Dress

Pronovias "Balta"

Wedding Shoes

Seychelles

Cathedral Veil

Bella Couture

Cage Veil and Heirloom Belt

Sarah Miller Art

Jewelry

Anemone Jewelry, Giador Fine Jewelry

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Couture, BHLDN, ModCloth, Bridesmaids Inc

Groom's Attire

ASOS, Pocket Square Clothing

Cufflinks

The Minted Magpie

Catering

Martha Stamps

Wedding Cake

Church Street Coffee & Books

Uilleann Pipes

Dave Boling

Guitar and Vocals

Katherine Mex, Preston Lovinggood

Music Arrangements

Landon Rogan

Strings

Lori Cheng & Richard Hsiung

DJ

Jared Foldy

Wedding Invitation Design

Alethea & Ruth via Minted

Personalized Stationery Elements

Sarah Miller Art, Worth Writing

Videography

Matt G Video

Transportation

Matchless Transportation

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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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Whimsical Winery Wedding in California

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Gideon Photography

This is one wedding that never fails to make us smile, no matter how many times we look at it. How can we resist, with the vibrant sunflowers, jewel tones, and handmade touches? A crew of amazing vendors including Gideon Photography, When Pigs Fly Events, and Layers of Lovely made Ashley and Brian’s dream day a reality, and you may just remember the darling bride from when we shared her cookie decorating bridal shower a while back!

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

From the bride, Ashley: The minute we entered the driveway to Quivira, we knew we had found “the one.” Like the moment I met Brian, like the moment I tried on my wedding dress, Quivira was the same “a-ha” moment. In my mind, I pictured myself getting married surrounded by sunflowers. I grew up on a farm with horses, chickens, and pigs. I also own a company called “Road Apples” where I makes organic treats for horses, dogs, and pigs. My design team, When Pigs Fly Events, really took the personal details of my life and transferred that to a cohesive wedding scheme. I wanted everything to feel inviting like you were ‘coming home to the ranch for a big family dinner.’ At every turn you were greeted by smiling sunflowers and ranch inspired details like the vintage horseshoes that were stuffed into floral pieces, large overturned crates of apples, and buckets of wheat.

Kate Spade wedding fashion - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical wedding invitations - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

green bridesmaid fashion - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

sunflower wedding bouquet - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california
Bouquet recipe: Sunflowers, zinnias, sweet pea, anemones, thistle, ranunculus, kangaroo paw, lavender, maiden hair fern, explosion grass, and scabiosa pods.

bridesmaids with umbrellas - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

My favorite part of the wedding day was dining in the vineyard with our friends and family. This was the truly magical moment of the day and when I felt like my vision of ‘a big family dinner’ came to life. We had a farm to table dinner under a gorgeous canopy of foliage and grapes – completely erected for our event. It actually looked and felt like it had been there forever. It was a magnificent setting and we loved the moment. Green and yellow were the dominant colors throughout the wedding. I asked all of my bridesmaids to choose a green dress that they loved. The sunflowers in our bouquets and the floral treatments provided that sunny pop of color that complemented the Quivira grounds and quaint yellow barn on the property so well. As an ode to the farm, we had a 5′ horse topiary made to welcome guests into the ceremony gardens. The cocktail hour had chickens and roosters in different areas including the “Get Yo’ Cocktail On” sign at the bar, on the custom made napkins, and the metal cork collectors.

vineyard wedding ceremony - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

sunflower wedding flowers - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

ceremony recessionals - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

cute wedding kiss - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

Our after party at Barn Diva was an amazing way to end the night. As an entirely different venue, we wanted to change up the mood from the vineyard. We wanted some fantastical elements including unicorns and nods to the 80s. We had an ice luge in the shape of a unicorn from which guests took shots of martinis! And, the spiked milkshakes really hit the spot. I loved every moment of the day.

chair back sign - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

picnic style reception - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

summer flower reception - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

yellow wedding ideas - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

cake table - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

vineyard wedding reception - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

fall wedding cake - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

vineyard wedding ideas - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

whimsical winery wedding in California - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My biggest advice would be to make the day a reflection of you as a couple. Don’t be afraid to include some out-of-the-box ideas, inside jokes, and design elements. Make it about you. I wanted to give Brian a groom’s cake shaped like a steak because it’s a joke we share. He said that he decided to propose the night he did because “he just ate the best steak he had ever had and felt like the moment couldn’t be more perfect to ask me to be his wife.” I was also super excited to make my special homemade strawberry jam for my guests as a wedding favor! These are the details that you will remember forever. Beautiful can live in the same world as Unique. Also, let the day develop organically and don’t be afraid to throw control out the window and be surprised. You will be so inspired by the outpouring of love and thoughtfulness of the special people in your life if you encourage them to see the day as a platform for love.

whimsical wedding invitations - photo by Gideon Photography https://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-winery-wedding-in-california

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Wedding Music:
We wanted the day to include music from all kids of genres. The day at Quivira included a lot of classic rock, country, and indie music, while the after party at Barn Diva started out with a strong 80s set list and ended with top modern dance tracks.
Bridal Party Processional: “Gimme Three Steps,” Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bride’s Processional: “Daughter,” Loudon Wainwright III
First Dance: “I Will Wait,” Mumford and Sons

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Gideon Photography

Event Design and Styling

When Pigs Fly Events

Floral Design

Layers of Lovely

Venue

Quivira Vineyards

After-Party Venue

Barn Diva

Wedding Dress

Lazaro

Wedding Shoes, After Party Dress, and After Party Shoes

Kate Spade

Hair

Jackie Braverman

Makeup

Rachel Harper, Shauna Morgan

Groom's Suit

Tallia

Groom's Shoes

Antonio Maurizi

Caterer

Elaine Bell Catering

After-Party Caterer

Barn Diva

Wedding Cake

Fleur de Lisa Cakes

DJ

Scratch Weddings

Rentals

Classic Party Napa, Wine Country Party, Town and Country Event Rentals

Linens

Party Mosaic

Lighting

Lux Productions

Ice Sculpture

Ice Illusions

Wedding Invitations and Signage

Paper and Home

Wine Trolley

Beau Wine Tours

Transportation

Pure Luxury Transportation

Videography

NP Films

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Tulle & Chantilly

Tulle & Chantilly is an online shop specializing in bridesmaid dresses, bridal gowns, bridesmaid gifts, robes and wedding accessories. We are here to help brides and bridesmaids to choose the perfect dress and other wedding items for the big day.

Tulle & Chantilly is still in its infancy when it comes to the world of weddings. However we are a dedicated team of specialists with a quaint little studio set up in Hong Kong. With bags of inspiration on our doorstep and easy access to amazing quality materials; it makes both our prices and quality extremely competitive.

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California Camp Wedding with Western Details

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Gather West

As lovers of the outdoors and redwoods, a camp wedding was the perfect call for newlyweds Emily and Duncan. Their wedding day was a true labor of love, and the couple called on the talents of their loving friends and family to help put everything together – with some extra help from professionals Gather West, Simply Events Bay Area, and Crimson Horticultural Rarities, of course.

California camp wedding with western details - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

From the bride, Emily: Duncan and I are both illustrators, so naturally we were super excited about infusing our illustrations and artistic style into everything we could. All the aspects of the wedding were fun opportunities to create something uniquely us. The Save-the-Date was our first artistic collaboration and it made the planning process really special. We also have a sketchbook that we shared back and forth when we first started dating, so I printed out a bunch of the drawings to display on the tables to help illustrate our history together.

California camp wedding with western details - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

bridal fascinator - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

groom boutonniere - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

winter wildflower bouquet - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

bride getting ready - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

We are so lucky to have some extremely talented friends and family members who were all so generous in their contributions to the wedding. The love and support we received from everyone was overwhelming! I co-own a stationery company called The Nimbus Factory, and my partners Julia Kuo, Claire Konishi, and Phyllis Sa, were essential in creating the invitations and all the beautiful hand-lettered signage. My sister, owner of Marthette Vintage, was also a huge reason our wedding turned out so beautifully. The hairpiece she made me was more perfect than I could have imagined, and she nailed the boutonnieres! So many others helped out — Duncan’s mother added some embroidered touches, and I had friends volunteer to do my make-up and make sangria for the reception. We were also just floored at how many people traveled great distances in order to be with us on our wedding day. We’ve moved around a lot, so we have friends and family who came from Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Texas, Florida, and beyond. It was touching. I still can’t get over it.

wildflower bouquets - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

forest wedding ceremony - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

wedding portraits - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

Our inspiration for the day came from our shared love of the outdoors and the redwoods. We knew we wanted to be outside under the trees, and most of all, we wanted it to be a fun celebration of our love and friendship. When we stumbled upon Roaring Camp, we knew it was perfect. We tried to infuse the day with all the things we loved, including fish tacos, live music, redwoods, and chocolate chip cookies. Music has always been important to both of us so we spent a lot of time researching bands in order to find one that we loved. We hired a live band called The Rusty String Express, which turned out to be a perfect fit. For the ceremony, they played ‘I’ve Just Seen a Face’ by the Beatles, a song that was on a mix CD Duncan made for me on the first day we started dating. Listening to any of the songs from that mix still gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

California camp wedding with western details - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

navy escort cards - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

navy escort cards - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

We both agree that the most special moment was the ceremony. Our friend and colleague from American Greetings and supremely talented writer, Giao Buu, flew all the way from Cleveland in order to write and perform our ceremony. He was the most perfect officiant we could’ve asked for…he even wove in some LOST references because we’re huge fans of the show, along with some beautifully written sentiments about destiny and the cosmos (and then he hand-lettered it all in a journal he gave us after the wedding!). Having everyone we love surrounding us in the sunlit forest was more intimate and magical than I ever imagined, and sharing our own handwritten vows made it even more meaningful. The train ride up and back from the ceremony site also turned out to be one of my favorite moments because it let me relax and reflect on what was actually happening instead of rushing from one thing to the next. Plus, every time I hear a train whistle from now on, my heart will skip a beat.

simple rustic centerpiece - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

grooms wearing vests - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

California camp wedding with western details - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I prioritized anything that would create the fun, rustic atmosphere we were going for and didn’t spend money on the things that wouldn’t help achieve that goal. If I had to give one piece of advice to brides planning now, it would be to think about how you want to feel on your wedding day, and make anything that helps create that atmosphere a priority!

rustic dessert tables - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

dessert tables - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

California camp wedding with western details - photo by Gather West https://ruffledblog.com/california-camp-wedding-with-western-details

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Slate Gray Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Time and again we’re blown away by the beautiful images that come out of photography workshops, just like this one from film photographers extraordinaire Jess Barfield and Taylor Lord. Anne Brookshire Photography happily took part in the day, capturing moments of delicate and sophisticated beauty with some of the prettiest cool blues and grays we’ve seen yet, styled by Lindsey Zamora.

slate grey wedding inspiration - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

From the stylist, Lindsey Zamora: I was so honored to design and style the summer workshop series by Jess Barfield and Taylor Lord. I am loving the dusty-blue color palette at the moment and even more in love when it is combined with grays and creams. The overall feel for the shoot was soft and romantic, a feeling that would be translated into every element. I loved how the bride’s wrap caught the light so perfectly and the effortless flow of the gauzy linen across the worn table; it is this juxtaposition that I seek out in every design.

tan wedding shoes - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

seeded eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

thistle wedding bouquet - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

wildflower bouquet - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

blue wedding ideas - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

tan wedding shoes - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

delicate wedding accessories - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

gold calligraphy - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Anne Brookshire: This is the styled shoot from the August 4th Jess Barfield & Taylor Lord Workshop! The designer/stylist Lindsey is so talented. She was inspired by the color of slate with blue tints & built the concept from there! I love the mix of soft & modern elements, as well as all the floral pieces that Lindsey foraged from her own backyard.

slate gray wedding inspiration - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

reception place settings - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

slate gray wedding inspiration - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

intimate wedding ideas - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

paper goods - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

eucalyptus topped cake - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

eucalyptus cake decorations - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Anne Brookshire Photography https://ruffledblog.com/slate-grey-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Photographer: Anne Brookshire Photography / Workshop Hosts: Jess Barfield and Taylor Lord / Event Design, Styling, and Floral Design: Lindsey Zamora / Venue: 333 First Avenue / Wedding Dress: Nordstrom / Hair and Makeup: Beauty & the Blush / Rentals: Juniper Rentals / Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Rachel Carl & Co

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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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Chicago Glamping Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Made to be Mine

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Philadelphia Estate Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

The More We See

If this Philadelphia wedding isn’t the height of intimate elegance, we don’t know what is. Emily and Edith hosted their beautiful nuptials at Cliveden, an estate overflowing with natural beauty and lush scenery. Thanks to The More We See for capturing all of the lovely details!

Philadelphia Estate wedding - photo by The More We See https://ruffledblog.com/philadelphia-estate-wedding

From the brides, Emily and Edith: We wanted the wedding to feel elegant and intimate. Having delicious food and great music were our top priorities. We also aimed to have a very locally sourced wedding and found wonderful Philadelphia area vendors to partner with. At the time of our wedding, same-sex marriage was not yet legal in Pennsylvania. We had a small legal ceremony on April 27 with our immediate family in New Jersey. What we called our “real wedding” was on May 17 with a larger but still intimate crowd where we exchanged vows and rings. It was important to us that we celebrated our love in front of our family and friends in the city where we met, fell in love and call home.

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Flower recipe: Blue thistle, lavender lilac, blush spray rose (“Bombastic”), white astilbe, purple waxflower, snowball viburnum (green), salmon matsumoto aster, fresh lavender, ranunculus (range of colors from blush to salmon), blush/white peonies, Chablis spray roses, hosta leaves, and rhododendron.

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The wedding color scheme was green. We were married in May so the trees at Cliveden were a lovely new-leaf green and we wanted to play off that color. We both love nature so we wanted the wedding to feel as outdoorsy as possible. The ceremony was outside, the cocktail hour in the grass and we had a clear topped tent so guests could even be among the trees at the reception. For the favors, Emily made Christmas Crackers for each guest to pop after the toasts. They were stuffed with paper crowns, salt caramels that Emily made and riddles that Edith put together representing the Balentine Ale caps of the beer her dad liked to drink. Emily’s dad and grandmother made Spirytus – a family tradition of polish vodka cut with honey. This was used instead of a champagne toast. Edith’s sister made a gluten free the cake, which was used for the cake cutting. Emily’s sister made props for the photoboth and her dad made lawn games. Edith’s college friend sang during the ceremony.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Stay organized from the beginning! We had multiple spreadsheets to track guests, payments and projects which helped us keep sane throughout the process. Pick vendors that you like and enjoy working with. We had a great team around us which made the planning a lot of fun and the wedding amazing. If you can, have your wedding close to home. We could have done the wedding in a state where it was legal but it was a huge benefit during the planning process to live a few miles away from most of our vendors and location.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: Over the Rainbow
Ceremony: “Heavenly Day,” Patti Griffin (sung by our friend Carly Walker)
First Dance: “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding
Dad/Brother Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
Cake Cutting: “Ice Cream,” Sarah McLachlan
Last Dance: “Feel So Close,” Calvin Harris
Sparkler Send-off: “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien,” Edith Piaf

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: The More We See / Florist: DIY by Emily’s mom, sourced through Falls Flowers / Event Planning and Catering: Birchtree Catering / Venue: Cliveden / Wedding Dresses: Maggie Sottero via Bijou Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Edith – Volume Hair Studio; Emily – Follicles Hair Design Center / Wedding Cake: Stocks Bakery and Edith’s sister / Ice Cream: Weckerly’s Ice Cream / DJ: No Macarena / Officiant: Bob Pileggi of Journeys of the Heart / Wedding Invitations: Our friend Chris Beck designed and produced the invitations / Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works

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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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Birmingham Botanical Gardens Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Mary Margaret Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MAS TORROELLA LUXURY VILLA & SPA

Mas Torroella is a stunning 14th century masia set in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Spain.

Our Mas provides a wonderfully private and romantic setting to host bespoke weddings of up to 200 guests. Use the various immaculately maintained gardens and our E-Vents space to design a fantastic flow for your Big Day.

Not only is Mas Torroella an idyllic and flexible venue, but it also offers luxury accommodation to sleep up to 28 people where the minute details and finishing touches are second to none.

Add to that a most professional, caring and discreet service provided by our dedicated team and you have the perfect mix for the most memorable day of your lives!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Sundance Resort Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Blush Photography

We just may have found a new favorite venue in Utah’s Sundance Resort – just take one look at these images from Blush Photography and you’ll know why. It was love at first sight for Erica and Jake too, who planned a “forest elegance experience” with the help of Petal Pixie. You knocked this one out of the park, ladies and gents!

Sundance Resort wedding - photo by Blush Photography https://ruffledblog.com/sundance-resort-wedding

From the bride, Erica: I’m from Utah, Jake is from Illinois and we are both New York transplants who seriously needed a break from the concrete jungle to go back to our more outdoorsy roots. We envisioned a rustic forest wedding surrounded by beautiful mountains, crisp, fresh air and most importantly our family and friends. Sundance is an inspiring place where we know our love will forever stay tucked in between all the mountains and trees. To kick off the weekend festivities at Sundance, we planned a lovely outdoor welcome brunch with just parents and siblings and followed it with a relaxed outdoor BBQ rehearsal dinner. Those two events really set the tone and gave everyone, including Jake and me, a chance to talk and relax before the big day.

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Flower recipe: I remember telling our florist that I wanted the bouquets to look like we had all run into a field and picked fresh flowers. The bouquets stay true to the nude palette but each have some oranges and purples thrown in to brighten things up. Dahlias, roses, stock, anemone, thistle, succulents, protea, air plants, moss, artichokes, and ranunculus (in my bouquet and hairpiece).

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Choosing vendors was a fun experience for me and when we saw Kim’s company, Petal Pixie, and her Hidden Forest shoot we didn’t have to look any further. After one conversation we knew that she would understand our vision of creating a rustic, forest elegant experience. The beauty in a forest is the unique details of every tree, flower, shrub and root and that’s the concept we wanted to create with the wedding. We chose to forgo the idea of “a wedding color” in favor of the mismatched approach. Every table had a different arrangement of flowers, succulents, lanterns, mosses and vases, all the groomsmen and bridesmaids had a different outfit based on a common idea and it all worked together beautifully!

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Another key component of our wedding was the photography. We wanted a personal and artistic approach to preserving our wedding. Our wonderful photographer, Brooke Davis – Blush Photography, embodied this idea completely. During our engagement shoot she had us running through the woods so it came as no surprise that after the ceremony she took us up a mountain trail – high heels, dress, suit and all – we hiked up a dirt path through the pine trees to get the perfect shot and one of our favorite memories. For me, the bride, the planning experience was so enjoyable that I even opened up my own forest wedding decor shop on Etsy called Fir and Forest. Every time I make an item for someone’s wedding, I get to relive a little bit of our own perfect day.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t forget to have a moment of Zen along the way. It’s important to take a moment to breathe and remember that everything will all come together in the end. The most stressful part for us was the logistics. We had a lot of guests traveling, but also we were planning a Utah wedding from New York and even from out of the country for a few months – it’s quite a task planning a wedding from India – but in the end, it’s just all part of the adventure! We did a brainstorming session at the venue with our florist and coordinator, Kim, from Petal Pixie and we were immediately on the same page. Find vendors who understand your vision, will listen to what you do and don’t like and will take it to the next level and make it more unique and special than you ever thought. Have a blast with your photos and do something unexpected. One of my favorite parts of the entire weekend was running off to do our shots together right after the ceremony. We found a path in the forest where the sun was seeping through the trees and hiked all around (heels and all) while our photographer, Brooke, took some magical shots. We ran free until we were out of breath, got covered with dirt and pine needles and it… was…. fabulous. I’ll never forget it. Keep it real. We tried our hardest to plan from the perspective of our family and friends and think how each decision would effect them. We stayed true to ourselves, but always had everyone’s feelings on our mind and heart.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: Vivaldi’s Spring
Recessional: “Sevilla,” Albeniz
Father/Daughter Dance: “I Got a Name,” Jim Croce
Mother/Son Dance: “You Will Be On Your Way,” The Young Presidents (Jake’s band – written by him and his bandmate/one of our handsome groomsmen)
First Dance: “True Love Ways,” Buddy Holly
Since we are both musicians and it was important to incorporate music into the wedding as much as we could. Jake sang a song he wrote for me called “Love You Forever” during the reception – It was just the two of us in the middle of the room on the dance floor. So romantic!

Wedding Location: Sundance, UT / Photographer: Blush Photography / Event Design, Planning, and Floral Design: Petal Pixie / Venue, Caterer, and Rentals: Sundance Resort / Wedding Dress: BHLDN / Alterations: Pinpoint Bridal / Wedding Veil and Earrings: BHLDN / Hair: Kali Wengreen / Makeup: Jann Rupp / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie, BHLDN, Nordstrom, ASOS, Ruche / Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply / Ring: Family Heirloom (My great grandfather was a jeweler. He made this ring for my grandmother, passed to my parents lovingly who gave it to us) / Groom’s Ring: Pyxis Jewelry / Wedding Cake: Granite Bakery / Guitarist: Jon Yerby / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura

Texas Gemstone Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Rachel Whyte

“Geometric meets gemstones” is at the heart of this Texas wedding from Rachel Whyte. A focus on whimsy while still maintaining a classic sensibility is just what Leslie and Ryan were after, and it’s certainly what they found. We couldn’t help but fall in love with their style and every single detail in this wedding to remember!

Texas gemstone wedding - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

From the bride, Leslie: The concept I had from the very beginning was “a classy confection.” My personality and personal style is very much a mixture of well put-together and “buttoned-up” with eclectic and free-spirited flair. You could call it a marriage of Anthropologie and J. Crew :) Also, I have always been a lover of rich color, but have recently fallen in love with the classy look of white and gold. I realized I didn’t want to sacrifice either of these concepts, so I decided to marry the two and create a look that made classy look vibrant and make eclectic look classy.

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garden rose bouquet - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Garden roses, cabbage, dahlias, blue thistle, eucalyptus, dusty miller, billy balls, ranunculus, and lemon leaves.

flower girl outfits - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

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unique bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

My colors were essentially a base of white and gold, with “all colors” mixed in. Specifically, some of the main colors I used were poppy red, cream/white, marigold, peach, plum, wine, and gold. The main DIY projects I did were: tissue paper poms [taken to the next level :)], tissue paper tassel garlands, handmade confetti, geronimo balloons, painted/dipped birch trunks & glass vases, rainbow quartz chunks.

wedding ceremony - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

wedding ceremony backdrop - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

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white gold centerpieces - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

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gold chair backs - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Pick the top 3-5 things you most care about and put your time, money, and energy into those. I am a perfectionist, but it is okay for not every little detail to be perfect. Be confident that the choices you make are the rights ones. Pick the ideas that you truly love. It is your wedding, advice is great, but you want it to be a true reflection of you!

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yellow wedding cakes - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

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newlyweds kissing - photo by Rachel Whyte https://ruffledblog.com/texas-gemstone-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Be Still,” Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger
Recessional: “Colorful,” Will Reagan & United Pursuit
First Dance: “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You,” Dean Martin

From the photographer, Rachel Whyte: This wedding was all inspired and dreamed up by the bride herself. (It was executed by her and her talented friends). Leslie is a personal friend of mine with incredible taste and a gift for making designs come to life. The florals, invitation suite/other paper goods, and bride’s hairpiece and rings were also all designed by local friends. The colorful, gemstone theme can be seen throughout the entire wedding: the invitation suite, wedding programs, escort cards, centerpieces and cake. Some details that I personally loved were the bride’s red shoes, the gemstone-like designs made out of string in some of the centerpieces,the flower girl attire, and the AMAZING handmade, paper flower backdrop.

Wedding Location: Waco, TX / Photographer: Rachel Whyte / Florist: Wolfe’s Wholesale Florist / Floral Design: Laura Stafford of Kindred Event Studio / Wedding Coordinator: Allison McBrayer / Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church of Waco / Reception Venue: Carleen Bright Arboretum / Wedding Dress: Mockingbird Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Headpiece: Summer Ellis Bijouterie / Bracelet: J. Crew / Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands: designed by Summer Ellis / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie / Hair: Katie Crumley / Makeup: Charis Cochran of Allyah Cosmetology / Men’s Attire: H&M / Wedding Caterer and Cake: JD’s Catering / Vegan Cheesecakes: Vanilla Bean Bakery / Ceremony Flower Backdrop: Grae Apparel / Musician: Antioch Live / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Cedar Gandy / Painting: Alissa Mazzenga of Feast Calligraphy

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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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Modern Palm Springs Wedding

Modern Weddings

Photos by:

The Melideos

At this point, it’s almost a set-in-stone fact — you can’t beat a wedding at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. Actually, you really can’t beat a wedding at The Ace with a team of vendors including The Melideos, Beau & Arrow Events, and Root75. Just wait until you see the seating chart, the floral arrangements, the crocheted details by the bride, and the general perfection of this wedding day!

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From the bride, Rachel: We were going for a intimate dinner party with our closest family and friends. We loved the Ace Hotel’s vibe in Palm Springs and overall aesthetic, so it definitely helped make that vision come true in the Commune venue, set next to a pool with glass garage like doors, and the mountains hanging high above us. Although it ended up with a few more folks than we envisioned, just over 100, it definitely felt like an intimate dinner party in our backyard with family style serving, bistro lights, and an light breeze in the air. We worked closely with Beau and Arrow events from San Diego to come up with the perfect overall feel for the room. We landed on the perfect indigo/rust/desert natural color scheme, and decorated the room with vintage rentals from Yeah Rentals and other pieces we picked up at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea. To finish it off the lovely ladies from Root75 gave us the unique and perfectly curated arrangements for each table. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding to reflect my husband and I design aesthetic.

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Desert oasis, all natural both in the decoration and ease in the night’s progression. We used a Moroccan color scheme – indigo, rust, and natural desert hues. I crocheted all the kippahs (for all the men at the wedding) for the ceremony as well as my husbands kippah, sewed all the napkins for the dinner so that we could give them out to friends/family and souvenirs with the thank you notes, made all the candle (sage scented soy wax) favors for the guests to take at the end of the night with personalized labels, Mexican mercado welcome bags with pellegrino, larabars, personalized matches, tangerines, and other snacks, and personalized a sign in book with our initials.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy the process and don’t think too much about the choices you make. Its all about the two of you and that’s all the matters. The best part in the night was thinking about how amazing it was to have all these people around us, and to feel the love that Joel and I have for each other radiate throughout the room.

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Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Forget Me Not,” The Civil Wars
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “Forever Young,” Bob Dylan
Joel sang to me while his friend Jon played guitar – Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Wedding Location: Palm Springs, CA / Photographer: Sweet Little Photographs / Event Design and Coordination: Beau & Arrow Events / Flowers: Root75 / Venue and Caterer: Ace Hotel / Wedding Dress: J. Crew / Wedding Shoes: Steven Alan / Hair and Makeup: Amy Clarke / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Bow Tie and Shoes: Flea market / DJ: The Flashdance / Furniture Rentals: Yeah Rentals / Lighting and Tables: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Invitations and Graphic Design: Good South / Officiant: Micah Caplan

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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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Elegant Oahu Wedding

Beach Weddings

Photos by:

Austin Gros

If you think there aren’t many places more stunning to marry in than Hawaii, then you’d be right – just ask the bride and groom from today’s wedding, shot by photographer Austin Gros. The beauty of the day was only heightened by bride Leah’s Ulla-Maija lace wedding gown and protea-filled floral design from Passion Roots.

protea beach bouquet - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

From the bride, Leah: I wanted to get married on ‘Oahu where I grew up, outside under a big tree, but my husband wanted to get married where he was from in Lincoln, Nebraska in a Catholic church. We compromised and got married on ‘Oahu in a Catholic church and had the reception in a botanical garden. We had our reception at a botanical garden and set up long rows of tables and chairs under a big Monkeypod tree. Besides the lush botanicals, the venue features roaming peacocks, and even a natural waterfall at the end of the property where guests can swim in a postcard-perfect setting. All this fit with our idea of an old world, exotic, nature experience amongst our close family and friends.

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

groomsmen in Hawaii - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

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protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/
Bouquet recipe: King Protea, Mink Protea, seeded Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Sea holly/Blue thistles, green Lotus pods, Tillandsia, and pink Jasmine, adorned with a gold Chrysina beetle.

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Hawaii destination wedding - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

protea wedding bouquets - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

With the wedding taking place in Hawai’i at a botanical garden, I pulled together the history of explorer Captain James Cook and our affinity for the natural sciences to create a scene that featured: nautical décor, a vintage globe, antique and aged wood accents, a cake decorated with black pearls, a garland made out of their oyster shells, and lush natural looking centerpieces. Together with the blush, nude, grey and gold color scheme, one’s imagination could’ve described the whole scene as a garden party, thrown by Captain Cook’s wife with things collected from the ship and garden. A real eclectic, whimsical mix that added to the botanical ambiance.

groomsmen during ceremony - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

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Hawaiian bridal looks - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

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The surroundings and flower decorations were important to my husband and I, as I am a biologist and my husband an entomologist. Naturally, this part of the wedding planning was a big deal. When one works in the flower industry it is actually quite difficult to narrow down your favorites. All I could commit to was a King Protea in my bridal bouquet. The flower seemed to go with the large bloom featured in the lace in my dress. Plus, the protea held a special meaning – centered around a beetle pollination expedition to Cape Town, South Africa’s Kirstenboch Botanical Gardens with my bridesmaid, Cari.

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menu paper goods - photo by Austin Gros - view more:  https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-oahu-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? People will invite themselves. So, have a response prepared like, “We are still working on the guest list.” This lets them know not to be presumptuous in a polite way. Remember to say thank you to those who have helped you. On the day of your wedding, empty your mind of any expectations; of how things should look, etc. Just like clearing cache on a computer. The void of expectations will help you maintain joy throughout the day and not get bothered by the things that don’t work out the way you planned; all the while helping you to remember that this is a party you’ve planned and to focus on the fact that you will be spending your life together. Wait a week or two before you leave for your honeymoon, because you will be exhausted after your wedding is done. Waiting will help you enjoy it better and be more willing to explore the wherever you go, rather than staying in the hotel the whole time. Unless that’s all you want to do, in which case don’t go anywhere far or expensive – just spend it all on a super luxurious hotel room.

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Wedding Music:
o We decided to make our own playlists for the Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Dancing portions of the evening and hooked up an iPod to rented speakers.
Bridal Party Processional: “Psalm,” M. Ward
Bridal Processional: “Ave Maria,” Franz Schubert
Recessional: “Oh Happy Day,” edited from the Sister Act 2 Soundtrack
First Dance: “Sweet Disposition,” The Temper Tramp

Wedding Location: Hale’iwa, Oahu, HI / Photographer: Austin Gros / Floral Design: Passion Roots / Ceremony Venue: Saint Joachim Catholic Mission Church, Punalu’u, HI / Reception Venue: Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Hale’iwa, HI / Wedding Dress: Ulla-Maija/Anna Maier “Bianca,” purchased at Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier / Shoes: Nina Shoes / Bracelet: Kate Spade / Engagement Ring: Memoire / Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros / Groom’s Suit: Black Lapel / Groom’s Shoes: Bloomingdales / Caterer: Ke Nui Kitchen at Waimea Valley / Wedding Cake: The four tiered cake was made by me via Martha Stewart inspiration. It was only for display, and the actual cake was sheet cake cut up in the kitchen and served to guests on plates / Sheet Cake: Dee Lite Bakery / Tables and Chairs: Royal Party Rentals / Sound Equipment Rentals: Subsidiary of Waimea Valley Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Midsummer Daydream Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

We love this spin on the Shakespeare’s classic. The stylish Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon took the wheel styling the shoot and creating her vision of a midsummer daydream wedding inspiration. The light at sunset provides the most romantic atmosphere for images, as you’ll see in these shimmery gold-like photos from Katie Shuler Photography.


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Midsummer Daydream Wedding Inspiration

From the photographer, Katie: I was so excited to collaborate with Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon to create A Midsummer’s Day Dream. She styled an understated wedding soiree set amidst a stunning background. Accentuated by the setting sun, the whimsical details of the shoot came alive, making us all feel as though we had stepped into a dream.

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Midsummer Daydream Wedding Inspiration

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Midsummer Daydream Wedding Inspiration

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Midsummer Daydream Wedding Inspiration

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Midsummer Daydream Wedding Inspiration

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Location: Hidden Valley, CA / Venue: Shadow Oaks Ranch / Photographer: Katie Shuler Photography / Event Styling, Decor, and Flowers: Late Afternoon / Dresses and Headpiece: BHLDN / Model: Raych Nguyen of That’s Chic

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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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Scottish Castle Wedding Shoot

Wedding Design

When I heard we had a shoot photographed by Glass Jar Photography located in the Scottish countryside, it took about .5 seconds before I jumped out of my seat. Add on the talents of Be Eventful to help style the whole thing, and you’ve got a stylish wedding shoot we’re just going ga-ga over:

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Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
Edinburgh wedding ideas
Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
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Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
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Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
Edinburgh wedding ideas
Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
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Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
Edinburgh wedding ideas
Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography
Edinburgh wedding ideas
Scotland wedding inspiration // Ruffled // photo by Glass Jar Photography

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Shoot Location: Stirling, Scotland, UK / Photographer: Glass Jar Photography / Event Concept, Styling and Coordination: Be Eventful / Flowers: Moss / Main Venue: Stirling Weddings / Second Location: Stirling Castle / Wedding Dress: RowanJoy / Jackets and Boots: Country Pursuits / Hair and Makeup: Sorelle Bridal / Jewelry: Euan McWhirter

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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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Flower Muse + Win a $500 Gift Certificate!

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Calling all DIY couples! If you plan on arranging flowers yourselves, make sure to bookmark Flower Muse before you order your flowers. Flower Muse is a farm direct flower company that takes pride in offering flowers that are agriculturally and socially responsible without compromising on great prices. Below are some of our personal favorite blooms found on Flower Muse along with a quick guide:

If you’re looking for bouquet ideas, check out some real wedding examples using ranunculus, anemones, mums and baby’s breath.

Every order with Flower Muse always receives free shipping regardless of quantity. No need to hunt down coupon codes or wait for a promo. Whenever you got your list of flowers and are ready to order, Flower Muse guarantees the freshest and highest quality flowers. They are sourced from only the best farms all over the world from their own farms.

To make Valentine’s Day even sweeter, Flower Muse is giving away $500 gift certificate to purchase any flowers from their store. To enter, check out Flower Muse and their Valentine’s Day flowers section and let us know in the comments section below what flowers you would love to receive from your honey. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, February 8th in our Weekly Wrap Up.

Flower Muse is also offering 10% discount on your entire order. Just enter the coupon code RUFFLED10 at checkout.

Good luck!

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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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