Where do we start with this beautiful book themed wedding? It’s that kind of winter wedding that puts summer to shame, and want us to cozy up with our favorite book and coffee. Marina and Milan wanted an elegant wedding where their guests felt special and special they felt. With hand-picked vintage books and thrifted gems, this wedding is full of beautiful details.
Founded in 2016, love and peony is a Los Angeles, California based small business specializing bridal robes and wedding accessories made with love.
Our products are made in small quantity using high quality fabrics. Every product is individually handcrafted and packaged with detailed care and attention.
Oh, how very much this wedding has stolen my heart. Heather and Antonio put together one of the most carefully thought-out weddings we’ve seen in quite a while, with an exceptional eye for detail and with plenty of talented friends and family to help out in the DIY department. Melissa Brandman and Primal Flower also helped out by lending their phenomenal talents to the day — a day that will surely go in the books as a perennial favorite.
From the bride, Heather: We began our design with a vintage-inspired rustic idea. What it turned into was an enchanting night of food, fun, dancing, and lots of love. In all aspects possible, our wedding was 100 times better than I could have ever imagined. We wanted a vintage feel that was inviting. So we choose a soft color palette, acquired vintage furniture, decor items, and accents. My husband and I are both very detail-oriented. We wanted every aspect of the wedding to be thought out and planned in a way that drew people into the adventure we were beginning on that night. From my dress and accessories, the bridesmaids dresses and jewelry were all individual to each maid, the groom and his men all wore uniquely styled outfits tailored to the charter of each person with touches, the groomsmen all had 20-30s era specific hair cuts and facial hair barbering. We didn’t want people to think our wedding was from the 20s but it was inspired by the 20s-30s’ attention to detail, where the food was homemade and the cocktails were craft, the clothing was tailored and created to accentuate and make everyone feel beautiful. We wanted our bridal party and our guests to have the time of their life at our wedding, by being treated to an enchanting evening of good food, good drinks, and good music.
We did not have the largest of budgets for southern CA wedding to host 350 guests, so we had to be extremely creative. I am blessed to have many creative and giving friends who were giving of their time and talents. Most all of out wedding decor was DIY, or creatively acquired at thrift stores, antique shops, and borrowed from friends and family. Basically, we did everything ourselves; some guests said it was “a Pinterest wedding dream come true.” Ceremony Program/Hand Fans, Table Identifiers, Menu Sleeves, Table Runners, Wedding Favors, Chalk Board Menu Signs, Love Notes Table Signage, Cocktail Hour Decor, Herb Toss Table Decor, Ribbon Back Drop, The brides and maids fascinators, the groom and mens boutonnieres, all the graphic design aspects from our invitations to the ceremony program, the reception decor we designed and my husbands sister Hanan Whitsell designed and had printed, the flower girl boxes, the ring bearers book stacks, all were hand done.
We wanted to create a menu that was tapas style so that our guests would be able to try a lot or a little. We enjoy delicious food and even better drinks so we wanted our menu to be inspired by our travels around the world for our guests. We also wanted or food to be sustainable and conscious of the time of year. All our dishes were planned from that perspective, minus the dessert, just can’t skimp there. The ingredients were locally and organically grown. Our drinks were crafted after our preferred tastes and favorite drinks although they were more inspired with by the 20s time era in mind. We used our two favorite books (Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby) to work with for our table identifiers as well as the pages that the boutonnieres were created from, to a few other touches through out our invitations. The bible also inspired many of the touches, we used verses and characters for table identifiers, old bibles that were falling apart were used to create our book page table runners as well as some of the book page cones used for the herb toss. All things invitation were DIY — the design, the components, the packaging.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have each of you choose your “top three” items that you are not willing to budge on and stick to those, stay in your lane, and then either collaborate on the other items or delegate the task to other trusted wedding helpers. Hire a day of wedding planner at the very least, but a wedding planner for the entire process will make a world of difference. We were able to 100% enjoy the entire day of our wedding; our wedding planner took care of everything in the morning, the ceremony was flawless, the issues that did come up she took care of, we even got to eat, drink and completely enjoy our reception!
Bridal Party Processional: “The Winner Is,” Devotchka – Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” The Piano Guys
Recessional: “Marry You,” Bruno Mars
Reception: 60’s Soul, all vinyl, DJ Dennis Owens’ Specialty
First Dance: “This Year’s Love,” David Gray
Father/Daughter Dance: “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton
Groom/Sisters Dance: “Things Never Change,” John Legend
Wedding Location: Cherry Valley, CA / Photographer: Melissa Brandman / Wedding Planner: Hayley White (haywhite @ gmail.com) / Florist: Primal Flower / Venue and Caterer: Highland Springs Resort / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals via Jinny’s Bridal / Bridal Party Fascinators: Mandy Haak (mandybhaak @ gmail.com) / Bow Ties: The Two Guys Bow Tie Company / Desserts: It’s It / DJ: Dennis Owens of Long Beach / Chalk Art: Seth Haak (mandybhaak @ gmail.com) / Wedding Invitations and Graphic Design: Hanan Whitsell / Invitation Printer: RanRoy Printing / Videographer: Robert Vasquez
At Good Stone, we create custom jewelry for proposing. Believing that diamond jewelry doesn’t have to be defined by tradition, we celebrate our designs with transparency, quality and integrity. We design rings we like, source the diamonds and gems we want, and offer it all to those who share our tastes.
A little inspiration from Anne of Green Gables, raspberry petit fours, and heaps of lace add up to make this shoot from Megan Hayes and Tasteful Tatters a shining example of literary romance. We’re particularly keen on the idea of tracing your wedding vows onto plates as a cute backdrop for the reception — and we’re ecstatic to be sharing just how to do this later today!
From the photographer, Megan Hayes: I recently worked on a styled wedding shoot with Emilee of Tasteful Tatters where we pulled inspiration from Anne of Green Gables but put our own twist on things for the modern bride. We incorporated elements related to Anne of Green Gables like the feel of the location, invitation wording, bride’s red hair, vintage china, book quotes, raspberry petit fours, books and a small chalkboard slate.
Our goal was to give the shoot a simple, farm life and romantic feel with an emphasis on the marriage. We incorporated their vows by having custom stamps made and then stamping the vows on hankies for them to read to one another during the ceremony portion of the shoot.
Shoot Location: Newhall, CA / Photographer: Megan Hayes Photographer / Wedding Flowers: Recycled Love Story / Shoot Venue: Placerita Canyon / Wedding Dress: La Soie Bridal / Hair: Lauren Jones / Makeup: Elegance by Alex / Wedding Cake: The Bake Boutique / Vintage Rentals: Tasteful Tatters and The Vintage Table Co. / Wedding Invitations: Details by Jamie Long / Videographer: Larry Chappell
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.
The bride from this wedding sent to us by the incredible Brent Van Auken has not one, but two amazingly talented aunts — one of which arranged all of the flowers for her niece’s wedding day, and the other made the bride’s wedding gown, her veil, and all of the bridesmaids dresses! The newlyweds were married under a 1,100-year-old tree in California, and had a reception filled with personal touches. They even made these DIY wooden slice coasters we shared a while ago!
From the bride, Michelle: The style that I was envisioning for our wedding day was a romantic country night with candlelight and some adjectives that describe our wedding would be romantic, enchanting, and country. I had a theme of wood, burlap and lace with the colors of mauve and gray.
The whole wedding was a do it yourself project. We did everything on our own. All the decorations were put together by myself and my family. My sister, Nicole Amweg, was a huge help. We made all the signs (bar, love story, find your way, directions, dessert). All the centerpieces I put together myself. The gift table, the guestbook, the head table and the dessert table were a DIY collaboration.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? The best advice I can give a bride is to be organized! If you don’t have a wedding planner, like myself, just be on top of it. Make detailed instructions for each person involved and a detailed schedule for the day of. I even took pictures for the decorations before hand and packaged them in boxes with labels, so the people setting up had a clear instruction of what I wanted everything to look like.
Processional: Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”
Recessional: “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO
First Dance: “Then,” Brad Paisley
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Groom/Mother-in-Law Dance: “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood
Wedding Location: Cherry Valley, CA / Wedding Venue, Caterer, and Linens: Highland Springs Resort / Wedding Photographer: Brent Van Auken Photography / Florist: Bride’s Aunt Brenda Struiksma / Wedding Dress, Veil, and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Made by bride’s Aunt, Linda Struiksma / Bride’s Shoes: 1883 / Bride’s Earrings: Isis Bridal / Makeup: Sara Quiroz / Hair: Kimberly Lyon of Lux Salon / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Jean Yves / DJ: Paul Pierce with Music Unlimited / Wedding Invitations: Beth Cote
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
No matter what, we’re pretty much guaranteed to love any wedding at the amazing Historic Cedarwood, and even more so when they’re photographed by the great Creative Push. Stephanie and Matt are college sweethearts who filled their wedding day with references to classic literature and poetry. I don’t know about you, but I’m totally crushing on the groomsmen’s gingham shirts!
From the bride, Stephanie: Matthew and I met on the first day of college. He was chosen to pump up the crowd at an assembly and so he walked to the front of the auditorium, ripped off this shirt and ran around in front of hundreds of unknown freshmen. I looked at the girl sitting next to me and said, “I want to meet THAT guy!” Ten minutes later we we found ourselves in the same orientation group, became friends and grew closer together every day until he proposed!
We involved our parents and guests in a Eucharist ceremony and we wrote our own vows. Matthew is in Divinity School at Duke University, and having our guests participate in a spiritual way was important to us and made our vows feel more powerful. Our ceremony felt like a very intimate and sacred event.
As an English major now teaching language arts, I wanted our wedding styling to reflect our love of literature and poetry. Our table decorations included eclectic and vintage decor including an antique typewriter, ink wells, books and framed poems… We used vintage tablecloths from the 50’s as table toppers and napkins were tied with tags printed with a literary quotes of famous authors. We covered our monogram with sheets from an antique book.
We played classical music during the ceremony, bluegrass music at cocktail hour and Mowtown oldies and DuWop style music for the reception.
First Dance: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” Ella Fitzgerald
Guests’ First Dance: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
Wedding Vendors (Nashville, TN):
Wedding Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Photographer: Creative Push / Flowers, Décor, Event styling and Planning: Cedarwood Weddings / Wedding Dress: Jasmine Couture / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ali Ro / Hair and Makeup: Salon FX / Wedding Caterer: A Dream Come True / Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes / Transportation: Nashville Wedding Cars
Historic Cedarwood is a member of our wedding vendor guide Blue Label.
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!
Nothing brightens our day like a gorgeous wedding paired with an endlessly smiling bride and groom, and that’s what we have in Adam and Carmen! Ulmer Studios captured this couple’s infectious happiness on their big day in Franklin, TN, complete with innovative handmade and vintage details tackled primarily by the bride and her bridesmaid. We just adore Carmen’s Time Capsule idea!
From the photographers, Josh and Amber Ulmer: Adam and Carmen had a gorgeous southern farm wedding at Southall Eden. Carmen, her bridesmaids & her planner, Jennifer Hamilton of Mr & Mrs Events both worked hands on together to create all of her fabulous details.
Carmen wanted a very undone/natural feel to her flowers so we went to Import Flowers and picked out lots of colorful wildflower bunches, lavender (most important to the bride), garden roses, hydrangeas and lots of greenery. The day before the wedding, Carmen and the bridesmaid’s went to Jennifer’s house and we worked cutting and arranging flowers and making the bouquets for a few hours before the rehearsal. I LOVE the lavender that we used in Carmen’s bouquet… really gave it a whimsical feel.
Time Capsule Activity – this was set up at cocktail hour and made by Carmen. Different colors and designs of paper were set out for guests to write advice etc… to the couple. I believe they’re going to wait 10 years to open the box and read all the notes.
Wedding Vendors (Franklin, TN):
Wedding Venue: Southall Eden / Wedding Photographer: Ulmer Studios / Wedding Planner, Designer, and Flowers: Jennifer Hamilton of Mr. & Mrs. Weddings and Events / Wedding Caterer: Down South Delights / Desserts: Bride and bridesmaid, Elizabeth Parker / Rentals: Music City Tents and Events / Ceremony Music: Russell Mauldin / Officiant: Groom’s Grandfather, Rev. Jack Dean / Transportation: Nationwide Parking and Valet
Since our launch in 2012, Whim Hospitality has set about distinguishing ourselves by offering unique products in a unique way. While we may offer traditional services – catering, event and tent rentals, florals and venue management – we are innovative by offering all of them. Whim has brought to the special events industry the uncommon experience of being able to work with a connected family of premier vendors.
We bring people together!
I’m in utter heaven with this styled shoot from Jaclyn Davis — total floral heaven. Peachy floral arrangements never get old for me, and these vintage dresses in sorbet colors are the perfect match. They’d make such great bridesmaids dresses! Continue on to see some serious perfection styled by Flora Bond and florals by Lemon Blossom Designs:
From the stylist, Nicole of Flora Bond and Laura of Lemon Blossom Designs: For this shoot, we created a sweet rustic-meets-Anthropologie ambiance, with vintage flowing dresses in pinks and ivories and accessories with pretty pleats and ruffles. The entire color palette included mint blue as the base color and was accented by pops of peach, orange, yellow, pink, coral, red, and burgundy. For the table flowers, a blue wooden fruit compote complimented the flowers and created the organic flowing arrangement out of dogwood foliage, passion vine, green apples, cafe au lait dinnerplate dahlias, fresh cut garden roses, sweet ranunculus, and persimmon fruit. Persimmon fruit was placed loosely around the arrangement and dahlias graced the vintage dinner plates. Blowing in the wind above the table were handmade chandeliers made of vintage wallpapers in blues, and naturals.
Location: Idaho countryside / Photographer: Jaclyn Davis / Event Stylist: Flora Bond / Makeup and Hair: The Twisted Crown / Desserts: The Caramel Tree / Florist: Lemon Blossom Designs / Vintage Wedding Dresses and Accessories: Flora Bond / Stationery: Martha Hatfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Monday couldn’t come fast enough to share the scrumptious weddings that we have lined up for this week. To start the week off right, we have a super creative DIY wedding shot by the ladies from Love Me Do Photography, a seasoned Ruffled photography team based in Philly. Amy and Stephen handmade all of their decor and incorporated lots of family heirlooms and vintage items — including Amy’s mother’s wedding dress, which was altered for Amy. They used Philadelphia as their main inspiration throughout their wedding, including their brownstone skyline in their stationery and vintage map confetti toss. You’re missing out if you don’t check all images from this wedding in the galley!
From Amanda of Love me Do Photography: Stephen and Amy had a down-to-earth and sincere, thoughtfully-handcrafted Philadelphia wedding inspired by our loving families, local history and passion for adventure. They set out to create a lively and heartfelt backyard garden party where guests felt like participants – not members of an audience. Stephen had all three of his brothers as his “Best Men”, Amy’s short wedding dress had pockets, their cake was 65 inches long and their “getaway car” was a bicycle pedicab. Our venue, tucked away on a tiny street in the middle of downtown Philadelphia, was warm and inviting with antique clocks, portraits of presidents past and ivy covered brick walls..
Some details from the bride, Amy :
My mother made my wedding dress and jacket using lace from her very own wedding dress. She sewed a 2011 penny into the pocket for good luck, and as a nod to Benjamin Franklin.
Stephen’s dad was our officiant and my uncle performed the same song that he played at my parent’s wedding 31 years ago. Bouquets were wrapped with my grandmother’s handkerchiefs.
Table assignments were printed on slides from Stephen’s collection of travel slides and the guestbook was fashioned from an old atlas.
Each guest received a jar of locally-sourced Hives for Lives honey accompanied by family recipes. 100% of the profits from this honey go to help beat cancer, a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.
Love Me Do Photography, a seasoned Ruffled photography team based in Philly. Amy and Stephen handmade all of their decor and incorporated lots of family heirlooms and vintage items — including Amy’s mother’s wedding dress, which was altered for Amy. They used Philadelphia as their main inspiration throughout their wedding, including their brownstone skyline in their stationery and vintage map confetti toss. You’re missing out if you don’t View all images from this wedding
Wedding Venue + Vendors (Philadelphia, PA):
Bike cab: Chariots of Philly / Bridal dress: Julie Chidichimo / Cake: Katie Lanciano / Caterers: Birchtree Catering / Cookies: Lou Hahn / Dinner napkins: Barb Saxton / DJ: No Macarena / Embroidery hoops: Debra Touchette / Flowers: Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting / Hair: Snip / Invitations: Andy Schulz / Makeup: Tracy Lopez / Photobooth Backdrop: Nina Chidichimo / Photographers: Love Me Do Photography / Venue: Colonial Dames PA Headquarters / Videographer: Chris Carlone / Books for centerpieces: The Book Thing in Baltimore / Wedding Dress: vintage Amy’s mom
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.
This wedding is the sweetheart of vintage Americana weddings, right down to the blue ribbon in Shannon’s bouquet with red roses and white anemones. Captured by Love by Serena, Shannon and Alex’s wedding took place at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, which made for a jaw dropping wedding venue. Proof that with a gorgeous venue you don’t need to spend much on decorating!
Wedding Vendors (Baltimore, MD):
Reception Venue: George Peabody Library / Photographer: Love by Serena / Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaid / Wedding Dress: Dessy / Shoes: Seychelles / Flower Supplies from Saveoncrafts.com / Flowers: Claymore Sieck Wholesale in downtown Baltimore/ Groom’s ring: Catbird / Bride’s ring: Gabriela Artigas / Puzzle: Etsy Double Trouble Jigsaw Puzzles / Vintage Cheese Boxes: Grooms’ Grandparents and his mom / Vintage books (centerpieces): The Book Thing
I am a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in Southern California, available for destination weddings. My style is airy, lifestyle and fresh. I love the look of film! I love photos to be romantic, fun, full of emotion, artistic and most importantly timeless. The look I strive for is love, beauty & art.
My work has been featured on People.com, Rustic Wedding Chic, Bridal Hot List, Southern California Bride, Fab You Bliss, The Red Dirt Bride, Disney Fairytale Weddings, Enzoani Bridal Gowns, Wedding Inspiration, and Ruche Clothing.
When Gene of Geneoh Photography sent this wedding our way, our hearts melted just a bit. Not only because we’re suckers for a gorgeous couple in a rowboat, but also because Gene was photographing his longtime childhood friend, Trent, marry his sweetheart, Hannah. Aww! There’s so very much goodness to be seen, so make sure you head to the gallery for even more images.
From the bride, Hannah: Our favorite hobbies include antiquing and listening to live music, preferably folk. We wanted to make sure we incorporated our style of folk and antiques into our wedding one way or another. When we found the Barn we knew we had to have this as our location. The rusticness of the barn gave the perfect vibe we were envisioning for our wedding.
We didn’t really have a color scheme. So many people’s first questions was always, “So what are your colors?” and I would always respond, “It’s more of a vision…” We wanted our wedding to be cozy and intimate. Neither of us are very matchy matchy people. We wanted all of our bridesmaids and groomsmen to feel comfortable in in what they were wearing. I had the girls pick out grey dresses from J. Crew and the boys wore pretty much whatever they had in their closets.
We got 200 old western books donated to us from my local library back home. My mother made lots of the decor and our florist took my vision and created a beautiful scene for our wedding and reception the day of. I’ve always loved the Country look coming from rural Indiana and I wanted some of my roots in the feel of the wedding. The ball jars my mother found on the side of the road!
We also made our own boxed invitations! It took probably around 100 hours with help from family and friends but we did it! My brother designed our programs and map for our invite as well. Trent wrote the processional song as well and the groomsmen played it while the bridesmaids and I entered. It gave such a unique vibe to begin the ceremony.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t settle on a color scheme but more of a theme. You can work so much more with themes than if you choose two colors and everything has to be those colors. Themes allow you to be creative and lets your imagination run wild! Also, take help when it is offered. Our wedding would have never turned out the way it did without the help of our family and friends. Finally, roll with the punches. Our wedding was May 1st in Tulsa, OK. One would think it would be beautiful. Unfortunately it was a high of 50 degrees and rainy. We had to move our wedding indoors at the last minute, but it actually made the wedding even more intimate with all our friends and family standing around us as we exchanged our vows.
Geneoh Photography sent this wedding our way, our hearts melted just a bit. Not only because we’re suckers for a gorgeous couple in a rowboat, but also because Gene was photographing his longtime childhood friend, Trent, marry his sweetheart, Hannah. Aww! There’s so very much goodness to be seen, so make sure you head to the View more images from this wedding
Processional: song written by groom
Communion song: Laura Veirs, “When you give your Heart”
Recessional: Sigur Ros, “Hoppipolla”
Wedding vendors (Tulsa, Oklahoma):
Ceremony and reception location: The Barn / Wedding photographer: Geneoh Photography / Wedding flowers: Flower Play Designs / Wedding dress: Maggie Sottero / Wedding shoes: Journey’s / Bridesmaids’ dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s tux: Macy’s / Wedding catering: Aila Wimpy of Catering Kitchen / Wedding invitations: Made by bride and friends
Geneoh Photography is a member of Blue Label.
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!
Mimi and Matt’s Washington wedding is beyond amazing. From the venue in which the couple prepared for the day to the sweet centerpieces — each one different from the next — this wedding is the stuff dreams are made of. Thanks to the brilliant Yvonne Wong for every perfectly captured moment! There’s much, much more to be seen in the gallery, so don’t miss it!
Yvonne Wong for every perfectly captured moment! There’s much, much more to be seen in the View more images from this wedding
Wedding Vendors (Seattle, Washington):
Wedding photographer: Yvonne Wong / Wedding shoes: Caparros / Day of Coordinator: Amy Pak Weddings / Venue: Robinswood House, Bellevue WA / Catering: Landaus / Harpist: Alishia Joubert / Dove Release: White Dove Release / Officiant: Pastor John Chae / All Flowers: made by bridesmaids / Cup cakes: made their own from Sprinkles Cucake Mix
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!
We’re loving our next wedding favor idea, closing our week on a high note. Aside from looking precious, these wedding favors can double as escort cards or place cards. All you need are old hardcover books, mats and glue.
What you’ll need:
-old hadcover books or binders board and linen. We chose vintage books that had linen covers for their texture. You can find oodles of these books in thrift stores.
-mats (you can order pre-cut mats depending on the size of the books you find, or order custom cut mats at your local framing store)
-PVA adhesive (acid-free preferred)
Remove the pages from the hardcover, leaving the first one attached to the front cover. Using spray adhesive or glue, use the first page to reinforce the spine. Cardstock will also work. Glue the edges of your mats on the inner side of the bookcovers.
Using pages from the book, feed your printer with a few sheets and print your guests names. Using another stack of pages from the books, print the table numbers they will be sitting at and place them in one of the frames. The remaining book pages (you will have plenty!) can be used as backdrops for your escort card table, or made into garlands to hang above your cake table.
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.
We love pretty much anything photographer Emma Case sends our way and when she shoots weddings as cute and stylish as this one, well that’s just icing on the cake. Simple and heartfelt, this wedding really focused on the couple and their very closest friends and family, who spent the the whole weekend together near their venue. Alongside stunning Scottish vistas, the bride and groom kept the palette neutral and the design quirky, resulting in a perfectly chic celebration. Congratulations, Kiara and John!
From the bride, Kiara. We knew that we wanted a small, intimate and relaxed wedding with just our immediate family and friends so we could all have a blast all weekend. Style wise I wanted something clean and modern, ideally a loft would’ve been nice but they’re had to find in Scotland!! So I was delighted when I discovered Crear which has such a great gallery style space that was ours to decorate.
In the ceremony space, we used giant balloons tied to Hendrick’s gin bottles which my family kindly drank enough of throughout the year to line the aisle.
I tried to stick to quite a clean and simple colour palette with just white, neutral kraft paper and bits of green. Once we’d decided on the penguin books design for the invites, I wanted to keep the rest of the paper in a similar typographic style so we did everything in Gill Sans. We created the place cards using green candystriped bags, kraft paper and my trusty corner punch.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Accept those offers of help! One of the best parts of the weekend was seeing our parents hang up the fairy lights and people blowing up the giant balloons. And keep a note of where you saw the things you liked!! I used tumblr (http://wfiles.tumblr.com) to save my picture inspiration to with links and then organised them by subject to help manage all the millions of things I saw and loved.
Wedding Vendors (Argyll, Scotland):
Ceremony and reception location: Crear / Flowers: bought wholesale from L & H Flowers and arranged by bride’s mother / Photographer: Emma Case / Wedding Dress: Lisa Cochrane of Dragonfly Dress Design in Glasgow / Shoes: Vivienne Westwood Melissa shoes / Groom’s suit: Kenneth Cole / Ceremony Band: Archie McAllister / Caterer: Carole Fitzgerald / Wedding Cake: made by the groom’s mother / Wedding desserts: Carole Fitzgerald / Paper goods: designed by the bride and printed at Moo
Engaging Affairs is the D.C. area’s premier wedding planning company, creating the city’s most gracious and glamorous weddings since 1996. We’ve been ranked #1 in Washingtonian magazine ten times and have won multiple awards for our gorgeous weddings. We’ve designed weddings for movie stars, politicians and professional athletes. But what sets us apart (aside from our massive experience) is our passion for all things wedding.
Whether it’s a multi-day South Asian bash, an intimate same-sex ceremony, or a swanky museum affair, we thrive on being a part of a day devoted solely to celebrating love. Beyond getting our love fix, we are all about making our couples’ engagements the best time of their lives. Our clients are busy professionals who look to us to save them time and reduce stress so they can truly enjoy the planning process and the wedding day. We are all about streamlining and simplifying the often-overwhelming process. Most of all, we understand the years of dreaming that are entrusted to us to create one day of unforgettable moments!
Oh, yummmm! This Kentucky wedding is so bright and festive and sweet, I could eat it up! The uber-creative bride collected all the vintage plates, designed the entire tent, crafted all the pom-poms and gathered every last amazing vintage detail. She spent the morning of the wedding finalizing that stunning tent decor. Talk about a hands-on bride! And, in my opinion, all of that hard work more than paid off. This wedding is just… wow. Big thanks to Magic Memory Works Photography for sending it over!
Wedding Vendors (Kentucky and Ohio):
Wedding Venue: The Inn at Oneonta / Photographer: Magic Memory Works Photography by Leeka / Wedding Cakes: Cakery (Dayton, OH)
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!
When you get not one, but two fantastic photographers to capture your day and are under the stylish guidance of Sweet Emilia Jane, there’s no guessing that your wedding will knock some socks off. Sarah and Charlie are a lovely, bookish couple who live in Los Angeles and wanted their day to reflect their love, interests and styles. We’re lucky to have the designer herself walk us through some of the details.
From the designer. We were lucky enough to have two of my absolutely favorite photographers. Noa of Feather Love captured the sweet ceremony. The ceremony in the Marston House and the intimate reception at Old Venice Restaurant were the perfect venues for the old world European garden wedding with New England flair that Sarah + Charlie envisioned.
Jenna of Flutter Glass Photography caught all the little details, heartwarming toasts and rocking dance party at the reception.
As transplants from the east coast, Sarah wanted to include elements that were reminiscent of her Pennsylvania childhood. Her mom collected old milk bottles from various farms near their home which I filled with orange, burgundy and peach flowers for the centerpieces. Guests feasted on a traditional Italian dinner followed by an assortment of of the yummiest Italian pastries I have ever had.
Both Sarah + Charlie are avid readers and we wanted to incorporate vintage books into the decor.We were able to use a lot from their own collection. We named tables after their favorite authors paired with a quote from their favorite books.
This was by far the best wedding I have ever attended. It was so unique and perfectly represented Sarah and Charlie as a couple and as individuals.
Wedding Vendors (San Diego, CA):
Ceremony: Marston House / Reception: Old Venice Restaurant / Ceremony Photographer: Feather Love / Reception Photographer: Flutter Glass / Design, Planning, Coordination and Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane / Paper Goods: Cactus + Quail /Desserts: Cafe Zucchero / Ceremony Musician: Karen Sinclair / Officiant: Patricia Coleman / Hair: Norma Smith
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.
Ah, the engagement session! A little vignette that tells us of a couple’s personality, their love for each other and a peak of what’s to come in there future nuptials. I’m so glad that engagement sessions are becoming the norm and highly recommend them to all those newly-engaged couples out there. This love-packed little morsel comes from A Simple Photo, in Ontario, Canada. The colors in this series are so ethereal and pretty, I’m falling head over heels. Enjoy!
Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia
This bookishly sweet love shoot was sent to us by Josh McCullock, who teamed up with Gibson Events to produce a perfectly conceptualized mini-reception based on books, literature and a little bit of sparkle. You’re sure to fall in love with it just as quickly as I did.
From the design team: We loved the idea of two bookish types tying the knot in an old library or bookstore. She isn’t the white dress type and opted, instead, for dressy separates in a light palate. He sports new frames and a bow tie for the occasion.
Our bride incorporated hand made paper flowers into her bouquet and her décor carries a restrained, but a little sparkly, aesthetic. Stacked volumes, primitive pewter and mercury glass vessels filled with kale, lambs ear, rose hips, black dahlia, hydrangea, terra cotta and ivory roses compliment the silver rimmed china and glassware.
Custom napkins and padded chair backs featuring Mr. Darcy’s second profession of affection from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (possibly the most romantic passage in literature?) round out the guest table.
The sophisticated palate of peacock, pewter, terra cotta, ivory and navy presents itself seamlessly throughout the décor and wardrobe. An old typewriter font graces the chair backs, cake, invitation and brew bar menu. Speaking of the invitation, a sweet (but fictional) story of the couple printed on a standard vellum page features the pertinent information in a larger point to make it jump off the page. The theme continues with a book page motif gracing the three layer meringue cake.
Venue: Scottish Rite Temple, Guthrie, Oklahoma / Photography: Josh McCullock / Concept, design and styling: Lindsay Gibson for Gibson Events / Pour over coffee bar: Café Evoke / Cake and cookies: Mishelle Handy Cakes / Chocolate Covered Caramels: 7000 ft. Sweets for Gibson Essentials / Her Jewelry: Stella and Dot / Flowers: Kelly Long for Poppy Lane Design / Invitation: Gibson Essentials / Clutch: AO3 Design available through Gibson Essentials / His Bow tie: Beau Ties Ltd, of Vermont/ Mercury Glass birds: Gibson Essentials/ Paper flowers (in bouquet): Collected Thread/ Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
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.
Happy Friday! I thought I’d leave you with an easy peasy DIY project for the weekend. Brittni from papernstitch sent over this DIY vintage book ring holder tutorial. Brittni made one for her own Library wedding last year, but this ring holder would look beautiful in any ceremony. I can imagine using this ring holder as a keepsake, tucking your vows in the book to reread them on your anniversary…
From Brittni, of papernstitch:
Its for a unique ceremony ring holder made from a vintage book. I made one for my own wedding, which was almost a year ago. And now that my wedding is long gone, I’d thought I’d share the idea. We wanted something different that would tie in the ceremony site with the reception (the reception was at the Downtown Library rooftop about a mile from the ceremony), and I couldn’t find anything that would work. So, I made this. It’s very easy, and will take all of ten minutes to complete. Perfect for the busy bride.
What you’ll need:
– vintage book
– xacto knife
Instructions: Read more
Hello lovelies! Today I will be stepping out for the National Stationery Show, but first I want to leave you with this vintage chic Malibu wedding that photographer Jenny Liu sent me. The bride, Nicole owns a clothing shop and an Etsy shop, so it was no surprise to know she designed their vintage book wedding herself and even made the Mr. and Mrs. plaques they used as props. Her gorgeous Lazaro key hole wedding dress and her choice of a multi strand pearl necklace looked perfect with her cathedral length veil, another project made by Nicole. There were so many beautiful images to choose from, it was hard to keep it concise. I’m sure you’ll understand why.
Wedding Vendors (Malibu, California)
Venue: Calamigos Ranch / Photographer: Jenny Liu / Second shooter: Amanda Rae Photographer / Wedding Coordinator: Chic Ambiance Events , Deanna Tat / Wedding Cake: Cake and Art, Marc & Tom / Florist: Kate Baker Floral Design / Hair: Hairron Salon, Janine Jarman / Maekup: Noel Nichols / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Videographer: Well Spun wedding Films
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.
Our next entry was submitted by Maegan, who made a DIY Vintage Weeding Book. She reused a hardcover from old book to create a beautiful keepsake. She also sent us step by step instructions on how to bind blank pages and turn into this precious guestbook!
This book would replace the traditional sign in guest book. Ideally it would be available for guests to write in during the entirety of the wedding activities. The idea is to have more words and meaning to your guest book than a person’s signature alone would give. It would also give the bride and groom something to read and possibly learn new things about each other. And once pictures are inserted, it can be a perfect recap of the wedding.
What you’ll need:
– old hardback book with a cool cover
– Xacto knife
– book binding, linen hanging, or masking tape
– paper (for interior pages of book)
– one piece of cardstock
– paper trimmer
– sewing machine
– hot glue
– mod podge
– alphabet stamps or any other embellishments you want
Instructions: (I included all step by step images that follow her instructions. A little lengthy, but very helpful!) Read more
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.