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Modern Industrial Wedding Inspiration with Tropical Vibes

Wedding Design

Tropical inspired celebrations are on fire right now, no doubt about it — and you’ll hear no complaints from us. Today’s styled shoot from Virginia Ashley Photography, Alyson Taylor Events, and The Proper Petal helps illustrate that you don’t have to live in a tropical climate to get the lush look, but rather focus on some key details to mentally transport your guests to a faraway land. Let’s take a peek!

Modern Industrial Wedding Inspiration with Tropical Vibes - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-industrial-wedding-inspiration-with-tropical-vibes
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Romantic Bridal Inspiration in Great Falls, Virginia

Wedding Design

Today, we’re bringing you an utterly romantic bridal shoot that highlights the beauty of the bride, the wedding gown, floral decor, and Virginia scenery all in one. We were immediately struck by the incredible location’s rocky formations and still water, and then the bride’s curls hooked us. Thank you to the creative team of Photographs by Czar Goss, Claire Duran Weddings and Events, Oak & Amble Floral Design, and Makeup by Kevan for making it happen!

Romantic Bridal Inspiration in Great Falls, Virginia - photo by Photographs by Czar Goss https://ruffledblog.com/romantic-bridal-inspiration-in-great-falls-virginia
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Wedding Vendors

Modern Romantic Wedding Ideas with Family Heirlooms

Wedding Design

We’re getting back to our vintage roots with this stylish shoot from Lissa Ryan Photography, Ivy and Honor, and Le Fleur du Jour, created around incorporating family heirlooms into a romantic wedding ideal for modern couples. With moody hues, a custom cocktail, and some of the most beautiful blooms on the east coast, this shoot is ready to inspire!

Modern Romantic Wedding Ideas with Family Heirlooms - photo by Lissa Ryan Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-wedding-ideas-with-family-heirlooms
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White Runway

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

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

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

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

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Soft Wedding Inspiration in Oatmeal and Gray

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Elizabeth Fogarty

Soft and delicate, today’s styled shoot is for the bride who’s captivated by classic romance. The designer behind it all, IDA ROSE EVENTS, says: “Our goal was to embrace the beauty of simplicity, while still making sure to infuse the day and the details with warmth,” and oh boy, did this team knock it out of the park. Thank you to Darling and Daughters for your beautiful floral creations, and Elizabeth Fogarty for the lovely images!

Intimate and Organic Vineyard Wedding Inspiration - photo by Elizabeth Fogarty https://ruffledblog.com/soft-wedding-inspiration-in-oatmeal-and-gray
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Aurora Cinema

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

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Gothic Glam Fall Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Gaudium Photography

Halloween has dawned upon us and what better inspiration to share today than one draped in swirls of marsala and wispy stripes of marble in a very glam and gothic setting. Gaudium Photography shared this haunting beauty orchestrated by Max & Dexter Event Design and it is all sorts of fabulous. With bold and elegance, this shoot is filled with rich, dark hues and moody florals courtesy of The Arrangement Company. All of these fine elements band together against the best architectural location you can think of for all of these Fall-inspired wedding elements, and it is nothing short of wonderful.

Halloween wedding ideas - photo by Gaudium Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gothic-glam-fall-wedding-ideas

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Gaudium Photography

Styling and Coordination

Max & Dexter Event Design

Floral Design

The Arrangement Company

Dress and Top

Sweet Caroline Styles

Jewelry

Finks Jewelers

Hair

Hair Designs by Jessica

Makeup

Makeup by Ashley

Groom's Attire

Sarno and Son

Catering

RA Bistro

Wedding Cake

Molly Reeder

Rentals

Happily Ever After Rentals

Wedding Stationery

A Paper Wedding, LLC

Model

Macey Alexandra, Joshua Schumacher

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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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Safari Inspired Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Proving that personality doesn’t have to be compromised for tradition, As You Wish Weddings and Events put together an expedition-inspired shoot that has us oooh-ing and ahhh-ing to no end. From the antlers encircling centerpieces to the marble slabbed menus with painted script, the event design is truly magnificent. Kathy Forrest Design mixes proteas, feathers and palm-frommed foliage in floral elements that become front and center in the photos captured by Katie Nesbitt Photography. All in all, we are wild about this Virginia Zoo shoot!

Safari Inspired Wedding Editorial - https://ruffledblog.com/safari-inspired-wedding-editorial

From the event designer, As You Wish Weddings and Events: Inspired by Taylor Swift’s music video Wildest Dreams… Taylor Swift has transcended music genres, fashion trends, and is now providing wedding inspiration. This shoot was meant to prove that a wedding can be timeless and romantic while still thinking outside the box. A colored gown, untraditional groom’s attire, and amazing venue lent the perfect amount of spunk to this ethereal styled shoot. It is not impossible to mix traditional place settings, stunning florals, and elegant calligraphy with your own personalities still having a presence. I have had too many couples feel that they need to compromise their fun personalities and quirkiness in order to preserve that feeling of a classic wedding. When you look back on your wedding day twenty or fifty years from now you should have no regrets, no thoughts of how it wasn’t exactly what you envisioned because it made your family happy.
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Wedding Vendors

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Dart Collective

DJs • Bands • Party Down

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

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

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

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Colorful Virginia Spring Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Becca B Photography

Bold and bright florals and table accents are the highlights of this beautiful wedding inspiration photographed by Becca B Photography. Now that vibrant colors are starting to emerge once again, L&L Events capitalized on this natural and timeless trend and chose to have some great fun with it. With Succulents & Saffron Floral Design in charge of creating the florals, the shoot turned into such a fun springtime fête with a bouquet and centerpieces that blew our minds. This shoot is made up of tulips, ranunculus, and all kinds of botanical and styling goodness.

copper colored wedding invitations - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/colorful-virginia-spring-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Becca B Photography: Inspired by the bright fresh colors of spring, with modern and vintage touches throughout, this wedding inspiration shoot was filled to the brim with beauty, fun, and romance! From the bright and bold flowing florals, the custom transparent invitation suite with handmade leather envelopes, the DIY place setting chargers, a modern three tiered cake, all surrounded by modern geometric accents and dreamy vintage pieces in the breathtaking setting that is the Goodstone Inn in Middleburg, VA. This dream team of vendors worked closely together (all while having a ton of fun!) to create a special setting for the uniquely fun and vibrant couple who is deeply in love. The amazing video by Skipper Films perfectly captures all the beauty and fun that we had in creating this shoot. We hope you join in the fun and gather new inspiration for your wedding!
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Peach and Copper Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

A peach wedding dress, be still our hearts! This shoot by Mikaela Marie Photography was just thoroughly decked out in the softest and dreamiest shade of peach and creatively, Lovely and Bubbly Events thought to pair it with an equally-beautiful shade of light blue. The two colors together are so harmonious for the eyes! Just when we thought that the color coordinating was done, copper–the ever-growing metallic color that we certainly cannot get enough of–was tossed in places as seen at the sweetheart table and even as tiny flecks on the wedding cake. Rounding off the fun and flirty inspiration were the peachy florals that So Lovely Weddings and Blooms provided for the shoot. There was a generous array of green foliage for the bouquet and the centerpieces, with stems of pretty peach peonies and garden roses peppered in here and there. We’re loving how fresh this wedding inspiration looks!

peach wedding dresses - photo by Mikaela Marie Photography https://ruffledblog.com/peach-and-copper-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Alyssa Gabel of Lovely and Bubbly Events: The design for this shoot really stemmed from the idea of a peach wedding dress. We love the different colored wedding gown trend, but we decided to take it a step further with a non-traditional color while keeping the season of summer in mind. That peachy and copper feel was incorporated all throughout the shoot in the paper products, the peach tree place card wall, and peachy popsicles. We also loved the idea of mixing rustic and industrial design elements. The rustic elements like our antique white dining table and white barn venue mixed with the modern industrial copper chairs made this editorial really stand out. This idea of mixing styles shows how a couple with two different tastes can incorporate both of their personalities in their wedding design.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Mikaela Marie Photography

Event Designer

Lovely & Bubbly Events

Floral Designer

So Lovely Weddings and Blooms

Venue

48 Fields

Jewelry

J'Adorn Designs

Makeup

Beauty by Jackie

Wedding Cake

Sweets by E

Popsicles

picnic pops

Rentals

Stash

Ribbon

Ruffled Lane

Calligraphy

Allison Dee Calligraphy

Paper Goods

Caitlin Creative Works

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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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Bohemian Wedding Under a Circus Tent

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Nessa K Photography

Circus tents are definitely not just for circuses, everyone, and Katie and Billy proved that to us. They had the most vibrant jewel-toned wedding, and I’m so thrilled they had Nessa K Photography photograph all of the stunning details all over Tuckahoe. LK Events and Design and Photosynthesis partnered up and beautifully brought a crazy-good boho feel to the day, with elements like dip-dyed cloth napkins, a to-die-for lounge area with a couch you have to see to believe, and floral crowns that rival any you see at Coachella. This wedding is that good.

Bohemian Wedding Under a Circus Tent - photo by Nessa K Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-wedding-under-a-circus-tent

From the bride, Katie: For the past 6 years we’ve lived in both Austin and then Los Angeles, and decided to be married in Richmond, VA, the city where we met. Since we’re both from Virginia, we were excited to be surround by so many loved ones and knew it would be a family/friends reunion of sorts. We envisioned a relaxed and intimate outdoor wedding with farm tables, BBQ, vinyl spinning and dancing under the stars.
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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Nessa K Photography

Day-Of Coordination

LK Events and Design

Floral Design

Photosynthesis

Venue

Tuckahoe

Wedding Dress

JLM Couture

Hair and Makeup

Elle Style Studio

Groomsmen's Shirts

J.Crew

Catering

White House Catering

Wedding Cake

Sweet Fix

Rentals

Paisley & Jade

Wedding Invitations

Bride and Groom

Calligraphy

A Fabulous Fete

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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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Mermaid Bride Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Mermaids are all the rage right now. Now that warm weather has dawned (for most of us!), the coral pinks and seafoam greens are ideal for the coming seasons. While I have seen an increase in mermaid trends, I haven’t seen them used for weddings or wedding inspiration until now! Chickadee Events and Virginia Ashley Photography certainly put their hard work into this shoot, and I love that the mermaid inspiration really comes through in such an elegant way. The Proper Petal added to the feel by using bright colors in the table blooms with small vases filled with solo stems of flowers; my favorite being those beautiful orchids. Topping it off, of course, was the mermaid silhouette wedding dress that stole the whole show.

mermaid bride wedding inspiration - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography https://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Virginia Ashley Photography: When planning the styled shoot, I wanted to go for something mermaid-like! I have been refining my brand and what I want my style to reflect. I wanted this shoot to be a great reflection of my new brand and the type of couples I love! I was thankful for the sweet couple I had for this shoot! Gabrielle was the perfect mermaid inspiration and looked like a dream in the wedding dress!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virginia Ashley Photography

Event Planning

Chickadee Events

Floral Design

The Proper Petal

Venue

Woman's Club of Portsmouth

Wedding Dress

Simply Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Kelsea Dayberry

Rentals

Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling

Paper Goods

English Tea Paperie

Calligraphy and Macarons

Jocelyn Lindsay

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Bespoken

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

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Irish Mist Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Ready for a bit of wedding inspiration taken from the waters of Ireland? The recent Big Fake Wedding event held in Virginia Beach used a beautiful color palette of soft blues, greens, and gold to create a breathtaking weddingscape that’s just as romantic as it is light and airy. Make sure you keep an eye out for the back of the bride’s gorgeous gown!

Irish Mist wedding inspiration - photo by Shannon Moffit Photography https://ruffledblog.com/irish-mist-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Brandilynn Aines Photography, Melody Gillikin Photography, Shannon Moffit Photography

Floral + Event Design: Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 3, 8, 13

Black Iris Floral Events

Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 5, 10, 15

Roost Flowers

Floral + Event Design: Registration Table + Tables 1, 6, 11

Luxe + Luna Couture Events

Floral + Event Design: Tables 4, 9, 14

Sunkissed Events

Day-Of Coordination

Cherry Blossom Planning Factory

Venue

The Yacht Club at Marina Shores

Wedding Dress

Maya Couture

Bridal Accessories

Silk Bridal Studio

Jewelry

Leeanne for Chloe + Isabel

Hair

High Voltage Hair by Crystal Casey

Makeup

Dhalia Edwards

Bridesmaid Dresses

Pure English Couture Bridal

Flower Girl + Mother of the Bride Dress

Privee Bride of Ghent

Men's Attire

Maya Couture on Main

Catering

Cuisine & Company

Wedding Cake

Incredible Edibles Bakery

Cupcakes

Twisted Sisters Sugar Shack Cafe

Mini Dessert Bar

Bite Sized

Ceremony Music

Eryn Jones Fuson - Wedding Musician

DJ + Emcee

Astro Entertainment

Entertainment

Bachelor Boys Band

Vintage Rentals

Mad Hatter Vintage

Linens

I Do Linens

Banners and Cake Topper

A Banner Affair

Favors

Anchor Avenue Designs

Custom Pillows

Chix Beach Designs

Custom Wedding Vow Canvas

The Standard Canvas

Wedding Invitations (blue)

Ava Loren Design

Wedding Invitations (neutral)

Letterlyn Studio

Photo Booth

Boardwalk Photo Booth Company

National Sparkling Wine Sponsor

Ferrari Sparkling Wine

Travel

Journeys Inc.

Media Partners

MyWedding, Trendy Bride, Here Comes the Guide, Southern Bride Magazine, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Southern Bride & Groom Magazine, Vow Bride Magazine, Hill City Bride

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ARTE DE VIE

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

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

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

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

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Vintage Glam Rainy Day Wedding

Romantic Weddings

If you love vintage glam but don’t want to go all-out with the theme, we think you’ll find tons to love in Jessica and Brandyn’s wedding day. Virginia Ashley Photography and George’s Flowers put in great work for this couple’s celebration, filling the day with beautiful flowers (including the most stunning burgundy dahlias) and capturing every moment perfectly.

vintage glam rainy day wedding - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-glam-rainy-day-wedding

From the photographer, Ashley of Virginia Ashley Photography: There were so many sweet moments in Jessica and Brandyn’s day! Their wedding was filled with such style! Jessica’s Gatsby-inspired dress was stunning, the bridesmaids were beautiful in shades of blues/grays, and the groomsmen looked dapper. The lush florals throughout their day had me smitten too! The decor and charm of their wedding fit these two perfectly!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virginia Ashley Photography

Floral Design

George's Flowers

Event Planning, Venue, Catering, and Wedding Cake

Plantation on Sunnybrook

Wedding Dress

BHDLN

Hair and Makeup

Les Cheveaux

Bridesmaid Dresses

Newfangled Bride

Men's Attire

Davidson's

DJ

RSP Entertainment

Wedding Invitations

Minted

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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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Luxe Urban Romance Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Robert Radifera

When this shoot calls itself “urban romance”, it really means it — the styled wedding takes place in the heart of downtown Charlottesville, surrounded by small businesses and local artists. The team of Robert Radifera, Shindig Weddings and Events, Southern Blooms, and so many more crafted a truly chic tablescape with rich color tones complemented by a gorgeous couple and their equally adorable mini wedding party.

luxe urban romance wedding inspiration - photo by Robert Radifera https://ruffledblog.com/luxe-urban-romance-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Robert Radifera: This styled shoot was inspired by the natural romance of Charlottesville’s urban Downtown Mall. While Charlottesville is known for its rustic barn and sweet vineyard venues, it is also home to a bustling pedestrian mall that showcases small businesses, innovative restaurants, and area artists. This shoot was a collaborative effort between The Catering Outfit, Robert Radifera Photography, Southern Blooms, Shindig Weddings and Events, and Festive Fare Rentals (among other participating vendors); we collectively envisioned a beautiful, metropolitan dinner reception in the heart of the historic Downtown Mall.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Robert Radifera

Event Planning and Design

Shindig Weddings and Events

Floral Design

Southern Blooms

Venue

Old Metropolitan Hall

Wedding Dress

Gossamer

Jewelry

Finks Jewelers

Hair

Top Knot Studio

Makeup

Emily Mora Makeup

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Children's Attire

Petit Bebe

Catering

The Catering Outfit

Wedding Cake

Maliha Creations

Rentals

Festive Fare

Favors

Design Corral

Paper Goods and Calligraphy

If So Inklined Calligraphy and Illustration

Charlottesville Glam Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

If this styled shoot from Sarah Houston Photography and Love Blooms has a point to prove, it’s that blush pink and gold will always be a winning combination. The team used the color palette against a crisp white background, making everything pop and seem that much more elegant.

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Sarah Houston: I have always been a lover of a Blush & Gold palette (throw in some sparkles and it’s a dream come true!) so naturally when Sue reached out to me for a collaboration… well I jumped at the chance to do a Blush & Gold shoot at my favorite venue Rixey Manor. I know that the theme has been done in many ways, but I wanted to bring a classic, elegant approach to it with a white palette to really make it pop. I always love how white is a blank canvas and you can add layers to it to make it stand out.

round pave engagement ring - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

blush wedding details - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

pastel bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

pastel bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

bridesmaids in gold sequins - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

I think the icing on the whole shoot for me was the Vera Wang blush wedding dress… I literally wanted to keep it forever. The sparkle bridesmaids gowns really bought it all together as well as the stunning florals that were a soft feminine color. I mean who doesn’t love gorgeous flowers? I honestly believe that Blush & Gold will always be a staple for wedding colors, because the possibilities are endless!

flower crown with greenery - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

rose gold table runner - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

rose gold table setting - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

pink rose centerpiece - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

painted gold wedding cake - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

Ruffled - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

gold cake plate - photo by Sarah Houston Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-glam-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sarah Houston Photography

Floral Design

Love Blooms

Venue

Rixey Manor

Wedding Dress

Vera Wang

Hair and Makeup

Beauty by Sue

Hair and Makeup Assistance

Giovanna Vaz

Bridesmaid Dresses

Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway

Wedding Cake

Sorby Sweets

Flower Crown and Magnolia Wreaths

Endless Creations Flower & Gifts LLC

Stationery and Calligraphy

Jenn Heller Design Co.

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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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Evergreen Winter Wedding Dress

Wedding Design

One of our favorite things about our job is being able to bring you all things you might not have seen before, and we know for certain we’ve never come across anything quite like this shoot from Nicole Colwell Photography and Gloriosa. In it, the bride wears a skirt made entirely of evergreen branches for a look that fits in perfectly for winter and is the statement piece to end all statement pieces.

evergreen winter wedding dress - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

From the photographer, Nicole Colwell: When you think of a Winter Wedding three words that come to mind are: Cold. Dead. Snow. I personally love winter weddings. You have so many possibilities to play with the neutral and earthy coloring of the winter season. The most popular theme for a winter wedding is Christmas but I wanted to put a spin on this Christmas Editorial. Most couples think you have to have a winter wedding indoors but we held this festive styled shoot against Sorella Farms outdoor landscape. Instead of doing a white wedding gown with a fur coat, red shawl or a plaid jacket this Winter Bride is wearing an Evergreen Dress.

winter wedding invitations - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

three band engagement ring - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

winter wedding bouquet - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

soft bridal makeup with red lip - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

winter tablescape - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

winter weddingscape - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

We paired festive with rustic decor that made this winter wedding warm and charming. Glided evergreens not only hung from this brides wedding gown but was adorned at the sweetheart table and alongside the cake/dessert table. Pops of red showed in the festive paper goods, the wild bouquet as well as the cakes and festive desserts. This bride had a mixture of rustic and festive mixed in with a bohemian flair. This winter shoot was far from cold and dead and was warm and inviting.

greenery runner - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

woodland wedding place setting - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

winter greenery - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

winter woodland wedding - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

woodsy cake table - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

woodland wedding cake - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

wedding cake with sugared cranberries - photo by Nicole Colwell Photography https://ruffledblog.com/evergreen-winter-wedding-dress

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography and Styling

Nicole Colwell Photography

Floral Design and Evergreen Skirt

Gloriosa

Venue

Sorella Farms

Bridal Store

The Newfangled Bride

Wedding Cake and Desserts

Fresh Baked Bakery

Vintage Rentals

Pumpernickel Pickle

Holiday Decor

Rustic & Refined

Wedding Invitations

Archer & Olive

Model

Makayla Hostetter

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Engaging Affairs

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

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

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Virginia Hillside Wedding on Film

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Adam Barnes

Today’s wedding is the epitome of a show-stopper. The film images by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography, the citrus hues of the flowers arranged by Mallory Joyce, and the wedding cake adorned with orange roses all render us completely defenseless against this wedding’s charms. Congratulations to the beautiful couple, Kamilia and Mike!

Virginia hillside wedding on film - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

blush pink wedding dress - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film
Blush pink wedding gowns are always a hit, and this piece with endless delicate layers of tulle has totally captivated our hearts!

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

glitter wedding shoes - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

blush pink wedding dress - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

wedding guests - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

citrus bouquet - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film
The bride’s bouquet was made up of coral charm peonies, pink roses, orange ranunculus, and more.

flower girl - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

ceremony arch detail - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

wedding ceremony - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

ceremony kiss - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

peony centerpiece - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

citrus toned wedding - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film
Even the food was picture-perfect, specially catered by The Local.

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

coral charm peony centerpiece - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

wedding cake with orange roses - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

Ruffled - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

first dance - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/virginia-hillside-wedding-on-film

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Adam Barnes

Event Planning, Design, and Florals

Mallory Joyce

Venue

Big Spring Farm

Hair and Makeup

Ave 42

Catering

The Local

Wedding Cake

Sweethaus

Rentals

MS Events

Videography

Naz Films

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Modern Styled Engagement Party

Wedding Design

White, green, and some touches of natural wood make this styled shoot from Echard Wheeler Photography, Michelle Amarillo Event Planning, and Studio Posy a modern hit, while the shimmery gold gown donned by the bride-to-be adds just the right touch of glam. If green and gold weren’t already on your list of must-have color combos, we bet they will be now!

modern styled engagement party - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

From the event designer, Michelle Amarillo Event Planning: Marissa Digirolamo, owner/floral designer at Studio Posy and I became fast friends in our local wedding community upon connecting up during a bridal consultation long ago. Since that day we have worked on many weddings together. We discovered early on that we share the same aesthetic and sense of humor; this has led what to will surely become a lifelong friendship. It is this friendship which has led to many collaborations; the Glitter & Green shoot being our most recent creative endeavor.

tropical inspired wedding - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

Ruffled - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern wedding decor - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern styled engagement party - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

Ruffled - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

Ruffled - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

Within the past couple of years an Arts District has emerged in the City of Norfolk, which is where Studio Posy“>Studio Posy is located. Last year, an art-loving local couple (Brother and Meredith Rutter) re-habbed an old building which had been sitting vacant for decades within the new district. It is called Work|Release and is located in the old Texaco building. It now houses an art gallery, artist apartments and studio spaces, and a gorgeous event space. The space is notably characterized by high ceilings, exposed brick, and huge windows that just bathe the space in natural light. We really wanted to do a shoot there to celebrate the arrival of this beautiful space within our burgeoning Arts District, so we conjured up a styled engagement shoot.

modern newlyweds - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern styled engagement party - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

Ruffled - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern geometric wedding ideas - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern styled engagement party - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern reception table - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern styled engagement party - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern tablescape - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern styled engagement party - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

berry dessert - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

We knew that the style of the shoot needed to reflect the industrial modernity of the space. That was not a constraint for us, as our personal aesthetic leans more towards the modern. Tropical foliage and foraged local foliage along with bold blooms comprised the florals for the shoot. We loved the green botanicals mixed with the rich golds with the bright white walls and cool concrete as our back drop. I handmade the geometric gold shapes hanging above the table and styled the hexagon wall; we loved mixing all of the bold botanicals in. Not enough can be said about our amazingly talented photographer, Echard Wheeler. We were so lucky to get to work with him on this shoot. Last but not least are our gorgeous models. Their warm presence enacted all of our styled elements and certainly brought the space to life.

green and gold centerpieces - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

Ruffled - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern styled engagement party - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

modern reception - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

Ruffled - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

Ruffled - photo by Echard Wheeler Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-styled-engagement-party

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

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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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Southern Keswick Vineyards Wedding

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Elisa Bricker

There are a few things we know for sure — flowers will always be in fashion, love is by far the most important ingredient of a wedding day, and any combination of Elisa Bricker and Janie Medley Flora Design is going to knock our socks off. There’s just something about the combination of Elisa’s film images and Janie’s effortless blending of blooms that never ceases to take our breath away. Need some more convincing? Look no further than these images:

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

From the bride, Virginia: We were really excited to bring our loved ones back to where our story began in Charlottesville, Virginia eight years before Patrick proposed in New York City, and we fell in love with the beautiful views (and kind staff!) of Keswick Vineyards. We wanted to combine a traditional, formal wedding with personal and meaningful details in a way that would be enjoyable and memorable for our guests. We had an Episcopalian service in the oldest church in town, and a carillonneur tolled the bells as we exited to our vintage car. My gown had a rhinestone encrusted bodice and straps with a sparkly tulle skirt and bridesmaids wore long dresses. At the reception, we had a seated dinner with gold chargers and a cake topper dating back to Patrick’s grandparents’ wedding. However, we also held our rehearsal dinner and welcome party at a pub near UVA grounds, featured folksy guitar music and corn hole during cocktail hour, and enjoyed a late-night french fry bar at our reception before a departure through sparklers to the after party. I suppose our goal was a blend of fancy and fun!

wedding rings - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

grooms boutonnieres - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

bridesmaids in purple - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

bride and bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Janie used blush, pink, and ivory peonies, garden roses, astilbe, café au lait dahlias, and seeded eucalyptus.

braided bun bridal updo - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

bridal bouquet with orange - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

A few adjectives that describe the look of our wedding are classic, whimsical, sentimental, fairytale, and personalized. I designed our website, save-the-dates, wedding invitations, menus, programs, cocktail napkins, favors, and hand-lettered escort cards, table numbers, various signs, etc. I am a calligrapher and illustrator, contributing designs to other weddings, so it was such a treat doing it for ours! Colors included ivory, black, a pale blush, pink, and gold.

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings? I have 10 pieces of advice: 1. Truth be told, planning a wedding can feel stressful at times. We moved and I changed careers a few months before our wedding and it definitely felt like a juggling act, planning everything from a distance. My biggest advice is to always remind yourselves why you’re planning a wedding in the first place. If things are feeling overwhelming, put it all aside and go have a date night and don’t talk about the wedding. The wedding you’re planning will last one day – that’s it. The marriage you’re planning will hopefully last a lifetime. 2. Choose one design aspect to “obsess” over and don’t sweat the rest. For me, it was the paper goods. I allowed myself to spend way too much time on the design and decision process, splurging on letterpress printing methods and hand-lettering all envelopes and place cards. I completely geeked out about all of it! On the same note, I tried not to get bogged down by our other design decisions. I can see how easy it is for couples to change their mind on every detail a million times, but you’ll go crazy if you allow that! 3. If you can fit it into your budget, hire a videographer. The video content is something you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives. 4. Ladies, if your wedding shoes aren’t all that comfortable and your gown covers them, wear a different pair during the ceremony. It was the best decision I ever made. 5. When people tell you it goes by so fast, they aren’t lying. Take as many mental photographs as you can. One of my favorite mental snapshots will always be sneaking out of the rehearsal dinner to practice our first dance routine in a parking lot. 6. When guests start to arrive in town, turn your phone off and hide it in your suitcase. Others can answer questions, and you don’t need to be available to anything other than what’s going on in front of you. 7. Drink a ton of water the day of the wedding. Just do it, and thank me later. 8. Ask a relative or friend if they can save mementos that day — everything from a church program to a wine-stained cocktail napkin. You’ll be surprised what gets lost in the shuffle and it’s fun to have little pieces to hold onto. 9. If you have a small home (like we do!), register for activities once you’ve reached your max on kitchen supplies and home decor. We used Zola, and it was incredible to have a handful of date nights to look forward to after the wedding. 10. If your schedule permits, take a honeymoon directly after your wedding. I cannot fathom another time when a vacation is more needed and enjoyed!

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

wedding ideas - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

southern Keswick Vineyards wedding - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

gold table number - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

first dance - photo by Elisa Bricker https://ruffledblog.com/southern-keswick-vineyards-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Don’t miss the wedding film from Shaking Hands Productions!

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
First Dances: “Bonfire Heart,” James Blunt / “A Wink And a Smile,: Harry Connick Jr. / “The Perfect Fan,” Backstreet Boys
Last Dance: “New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Elisa Bricker

Florist

Janie Medley Flora Design

Venue

Keswick Vineyards

Wedding Dress

Lazaro

Wedding Veil

Cheryl King Couture

Wedding Shoes

Emmy London

Rings

James & Co.

Hair and Makeup

Moxie

Bridesmaid Dresses

Alfred Sung

Catering

The C&O

Wedding Cake

Favorite Cakes

Organist

Albrecht Von Gaudeker

Carillonneur

Clair Robinson

Guitarist

Mike D'Antoni

DJ

Greg Tutwiler

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Virginia Lucas Heart

Videography

Shaking Hands Productions

Transportation

Albemarle Limousine

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Nicole George Event Planning & Design

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

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

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Crimson Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

These days, it seems like I can’t get enough of blush pink wedding gowns — or really, any colored wedding gowns for that matter. Today’s styled shoot from Chelsea Anderson Photography, Fluttering Flowers, and Just Dandy Events takes a blush pink dress, adds in a mossy tablescape, lots of greenery, and some pops of crimson for some inspiration that’s high on romance and guaranteed to make us all fall in love.

crimson bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Chelsea Anderson Photography: This inspiration shoot was born out of a love for the movie Into the Woods. The colors and dresses in the movie were distinct and different which sparked an idea for a sort of enchanted inspiration shoot with bold colors. I fell in love with Rapunzel’s blush dress from Into the Woods and began perusing for blush dress inspiration. I loved the idea of the contrast between a beautiful blush dress and the enchanted woods, which is where we went from there. We combined deep reds, a love of all things different (blush dress, moss-covered table) for a bohemian chic wedding inspiration shoot. For the venue, we chose a historic house in Virginia Beach that provided a beautiful setting and courtyard for the inspiration to come to a reality.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

bouquet with greenery - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

crimson bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

crimson bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

flower crown with greenery - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

crimson bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

boutonniere with greenery - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

crimson bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

crimson bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

forest wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

crimson bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

wonderland shoot - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

crimson bohemian wedding inspiration - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding cake - photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography https://ruffledblog.com/crimson-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

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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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Charlottesville Garden Greenhouse Wedding

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Becca B Photography

Lush greens, deep burgundy, airy peach, rich gold — today’s shoot mixes all of these color tones brilliantly and adds in a dash of southern charm to top off everything nicely. Becca B Photography, Amore Events by Cody, and Foxtail Cottage Floral is a team like no other, and all you’ll have to do to believe us is take one look at these images.

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

From the photographer, Becca B Photography: Inspired by the changing of seasons, the idea of this inspiration shoot quickly came to life by incorporating colors and tones of all seasons to create a setting that would work for weddings year round. From the greenhouse and rolling hills setting at The Market at Grelen, the vintage Dolce & Gabbana gown, the escort cards hanging above the table in mini bud vases from BHLDN, combined with the soft peach and dark plum tones we created a soft, modern, and dreamy atmosphere that had all of us on site “ohhh” and “ahhh” throughout the day!

calligraphy paper goods - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

green velvet shoes - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

metal hair accessory - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

pastel spring bouquet - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

The table setting took place inside of a greenhouse, providing a soft and modern feel- A unique twist on escort display by hanging the escort cards above the tables within mini bud vases from BHLDN. By doing so, this creates an interactive environment for your guests as they find their escort cards at their table for the evening! Bridal portraits took place outside with the rolling hills and Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, VA as the backdrop. Florals by Foxtail Cottage incorporated colors of all seasons, with a bridal bouquet that had more touches of Spring/Summer and the centerpieces with tones of Fall/Winter. Peaches and plums were incorporated throughout this shoot, which brought the colors of the florals and other accents together. A vintage Dolce & Gabbana dress from Shop Gossamer had a soft champagne color which is perfect for weddings year round!

metal bridal hair accessory - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

bud vase escort cards - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

garden wedding reception - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

The invitation suite by Splotch & Line incorporated fall/winter tones with a special focus on peaches including the sweet RSVP card that stated “Don’t miss dancing under the peach tree!” Salads and ice cream made on site at The Market at Grelen including produce that was grown on site within their 600 acre farm – Signature cocktail was a Plum Infused Champagne cocktail! The cocktail paired perfectly with the stunning and delicious “barely naked” cake by Cakes by Rachel. The dreamy hairstyle was created by the talented Brianna B Adams with the vintage bronzed hairpiece from Shop Gossamer.

garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

lightly iced wedding cake - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

Charlottesville garden greenhouse wedding - photo by Becca B Photography https://ruffledblog.com/charlottesville-garden-greenhouse-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography and Shoot Concept

Becca B Photography

Decor Rental

Amore Events by Cody

Florist

Foxtail Cottage Floral

Venue

The Market at Grelen

Wedding Dress and Hairpiece

Shop Gossamer

Hair

Brianna B Adams

Makeup

Gohar Ayvazyan Makeup

Wedding Cake

Cakes by Rachel

Bud Vases

BHLDN

Calligraphy

Splotch and Line

Food Stlying

Sarah Sargent

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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Glam Handcrafted Virginia Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Kaytee Lauren

Our wedding for today was a true family affair. It took place on the groom’s family’s property, and both sides pitched in to ensure a carefully curated and stress-free day. Kaytee Lauren and Ballenger & Co Florals were a team to remember working on photography and floral design respectively!

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

From the bride, Christine: The location of our wedding was of special significance to us, because it’s Joel’s family home. Two of his other siblings have been married on the property, and it has been so fun to see how each family wedding has been so distinct, yet still so familiar and sweet. The best part of the wedding preparation process was both of our families. Since the wedding was taking place on the family property, everyone was pitching in. Have family everywhere meant that I never had to stress about things getting done, there was always someone was on top of it. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive family to help us achieve our dream wedding.

sequined bridesmaid dresses - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

wedding bouquet with anemones - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Roses, Texas Roses, Peonies, Anemones, eucalyptus.

wedding rings - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

Joel and I spent about a week at our brother and sister in-law’s house working on decorations. We scraped, cleaned, and spray painted all of the gold bottles. All of my DIY projects were fun and exhausting. My mother, who is a professional graphic designer, designed the programs and menus. It was fun spending time with her getting the look just right. Joel and I spent hours and hours cutting each program into a circle, gluing them to a stick, and applying gold leaf.

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

The food was really important to both of us. We decided to forgo the traditional chicken or steak dinner for something that reflected our personalities. Shortly after Joel and I first started dating, we became Eggs Benedict connoisseurs. Throughout our relationship, we’ve hunted Eggs Benedict wherever we go. Before we go on any trip we Google search “the best Eggs Benedict” in that area and go out of our way to get it, so we decided to do breakfast for dinner. The catering company, Savoir Fare, told us they were so excited to be catering a wedding that wasn’t chicken or steak! They loved the breakfast for dinner idea and jumped on board creating a fabulous spread. Joel doesn’t like sweets so we opted out of a traditional wedding cake and served waffles for dessert.

backyard wedding sweetheart table - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

gold and green reception - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

garden place setting - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Be confident in your choices, be gentle with your family, and be patient with each other.

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

sweetheart table - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

one tiered wedding cake - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam tented reception - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

glam handcrafted Virginia wedding - photo by Kaytee Lauren https://ruffledblog.com/glam-handcrafted-virginia-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Buon Giorno Principessa,” Nicola Piovani
Recessional: “Diggin’ Up the Heart,” Brandon Flowers
First Dance: “Who Am I,” Will Young
Father/Daughter Dance: “Little Wonders,” Rob Thomas
Mother/Son Dance: “You Are my Sunshine,” Frank Sinatra

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Kaytee Lauren

Florist

Ballenger & Co Florals

Venue

Private Residence

Wedding Dress

"Carmen" by Maggie Sottero

Bridal Store

Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

Wedding Shoes

Enzo Angiolini

Jewelry

Etsy

Bridesmaid Dresses

Nordstrom, Etsy, John Lewis, Bloomingdale's, Amazon

Bridesmaid Shoes

Forever 21

Groom + Groomsmen Attire

The Black Tux

Catering + Wedding Cake

Savoir Faire Catering

Cake

Harris Teeter

DJ

Seth Olmstead DJ

Tent, Chairs, Barrels + Linens

Grant Event Rentals

Gold Frames

Hobby Lobby

Photo Booth

NOVA Photo Booth Rentals

Videography

Distant Moon Media

Wedding Invitations

Minted

Logo, Signs, Menus + Programs

Suzanne Reid Design

Daily Pick

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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Bow Tie Inspired Wedding Shoot

Wedding Design

Today’s styled shoot is inspired by modern decor, black and white styling, and of course, bow ties. Pinks, yellows, and greens shine against the black and white foundation, and Jenn Finazzo Photography knocks it out of the park not only behind the camera, but also as the stylist, florist, and cake designer. Talk about a quadruple threat!

modern wedding invitations - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

From the photographer, Jenn Finazzo Photography: Although I ripped the name straight from Justin Timberlake himself, I think he would be proud. And he would look GREAT in our chocolate bow tie. Too bad he wasn’t available. The true inspiration behind this shoot was the black and white decor of the venue in Charlottesville, VA. It immediately got me thinking of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami. The signature Morris Lapidus bow tie tiles in the lobby quickly became the next inspiration. The bow tie design is featured all around the FB hotel. In the artwork, tiles, napkins and the delicious brownies in the coffee shop. Once we got our hands on the dark and white chocolate brownie bow ties it was game-time.

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

anemone bouquet - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

glam wedding shoes - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

Our favorite bridal shop was having a Charlie Brear trunk show that week. While I love all of their designs, I immediately fell in love with the tea length number. It was going to go amazingly well with the stunning Emmy London Francesca heels. To die for. The shoot was coming together. Both UK based designers were on board! It took all I had not to log on and track these delicious Francesca shoes at every moment as they arrived from London. They arrived on time with a sweet note from the designer herself. What a nice touch.

overflowing floral centerpieces - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

modern gold place setting - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

Now, for the color. I knew I wanted to throw a pop of color in with the black and white. The vintage mustard yellow ribbon from Etsy shop, Planstar was the next vision. It went extremely well with the beautiful velvet hot pink Mrs. Box provided by Suz Somersall. Also from Suz, the Deco Ring, The Rope Crystal Edwardian Cuff, and the Pearl Gemma Drop Earrings. Then came the roses. The garden roses. The David Austin garden roses. Ahh! I have a secret love for florals and really wanted to design them myself. From the green hanging amaranthus and jasmine to the black and white anemone, these gorgeous florals were lighting up my house for days before the shoot! Not to mention the 20 feet of lush garlands made of Ivy, Springerii, jasmine and variegated pittosporum. The cake was also made by me. A white chocolate mosaic design on the outside topped with the white bow tie chocolate and dusty rose Turkish delight. I love how the colors on the cake contrast with our model’s hot pink lipstick in the “second look” shots.

modern wedding cake - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

bow tie inspired wedding shoot - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

gold champagne favors - photo by Jenn Finazzo Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bow-tie-inspired-wedding-shoot

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography, Styling, Flowers, and Cake

Jenn Finazzo Photography

Venue

Old Metropolitan Hall

Wedding Dresses

Casablanca Bridal, Charlie Brear

Bridal Store

Sealed With a Kiss

Wedding Shoes

Emmy London

Jewelry

Suz Somersall

Hair and Makeup

Annie Ivens

Tuxedo

The Men's and Boys' Shop

Cocktails

Zocalo

Brownies

Fontainebleau Miami

Furniture Rentals

Paisley and Jade

Rentals

Festive Fare

Linens

Fancy Fabrics Online

Tall Glass Candle Holders

Roxie Daisy

Ring Box

The Mrs. Box

Wedding Invitations

Champagne Press

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Clarence Chan Photography

www.clarencechanphoto.com

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

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

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

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

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

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Handcrafted Real Vow Renewal

Wedding Design

Photos by:

V.A. Photography

If you’re thinking of renewing your vows, make sure you check out this beautiful vow renewal from V.A. Photography, Events by Elizabeth Palmer, and One Sweet Day in May. Anna and Greg returned to the same venue where they exchanged vows one year earlier, and shared the same words over again to reaffirm their commitment to one another. White and blue striped table runners, bright pink flowers, and travel-inspired accent pieces were in order for the day!

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

From the bride, Anna: We had the most fun and memorable wedding and so when it came to our first anniversary we wanted to go back to our venue where it all started, Historic Tredegar. While at first we wanted to just do a simple anniversary session, being in the wedding industry myself we just kept adding! Getting into the industry shortly after our wedding I kept learning new things I wish we had done or vendors I wished we had used and this shoot offered us the opportunity to play around with some of those ideas. Our wedding was everything we had hoped for and more, but with this anniversary session we took touches from our own wedding and styled it up even more.

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

pink bouquet with striped ribbon - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

backdrop ideas - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

wedding rings - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

We kept with the navy, white, and gold color scheme bringing in pops of colors with our flowers. Ali helped bring in the travel and wanderlust characteristics which was perfect because we both love to travel and explore together. Our guest book at our wedding was actually a ton of vintage postcards from around the world that our guests wrote on and then my mom mailed them to us one at a time during our first year of marriage!

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

modern reception table - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

travel inspired wedding - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

Some back story on us… Like many couples these days, we met online on Match.com but that certainly didn’t mean there were no fun stories of when we first met! Our first date was at South Carolina vs. Kentucky basketball game where Greg showed up late (I should have picked up on this foreshadowing!) and then was too nervous to eat any of his meal at dinner after the game. This is the only time I’ve ever seen him leave food on his plate in the four and a half years we’ve been together. After grad school I found a job in Richmond, VA and Greg joined me there as we started a life together. Shortly after we got engaged and began planning our wedding in our new hometown. We were excited to have all of our friends and family come to town and so decided to have our wedding in the heart of downtown at Historic Tredegar, which was an ironworks during the Civil War. Greg is a history teacher and the Civil War is one of his specialties, so it was a neat place for us to say “I do”! We threw traditional out the window and chose food trucks over catering which allowed our guests to enjoy some of the best tacos, burgers, and barbecue that Richmond has to offer. While there were so many fun foods and things to do at our wedding our favorite parts were our first look, our ceremony (which was officiated by my grandfather), and dancing the night away with our friends and family!

wedding dessert display - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

striped table runner - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

For our first anniversary it took me a while to think of what to get Greg that would follow the tradition of paper. Since we wrote our own wedding vows, I decided that I wanted to have them all written out so we could hang them in a gallery wall in our bedroom. I’m not quite sure how I had the patience to write them out and make them fit, but after having to redo Greg’s several times I finally got them all to fit. It was so special to make this gift and and give him something that will give us a daily reminder of the promises that we made to each other.

fuchsia wedding flowers - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

gold cake topper - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

handcrafted real vow renewal - photo by VA Photography https://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-real-vow-renewal

View all images from this vow renewal in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

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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Berry Toned Spring Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

Berry tones might go hand in hand with fall wedding decor, but they fit right at home with spring weddings too. Erika Lynn Photography and Blushing Blooms put together this stylish shoot with an eye-catching array of pink and fuchsia flowers used for the bride’s bouquet, her flower crown, and even a beautiful hanging flower backdrop!

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

From the florist and designer, Jamie of Blushing Blooms: We wanted to create a different setting for a classic bride, we were inspired by the bare curved tree branches and created a beautiful backdrop for any couple to say their I do’s. We also added sweet woodland touches like moss and bird’s nests, and if you look closely you can see a small snail that made his way into the bride’s bouquet… what a sneaky snail!

berry toned bouquet - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

hanging flower backdrops - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

wedding chair signs - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

wedding chair signs - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

spring wedding plate - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

rustic reception table - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

wedding cake with moss - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

berry toned spring wedding editorial - photo by Erika Lynn Photography https://ruffledblog.com/berry-toned-spring-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Erika Lynn Photography

Florist

Blushing Blooms

Wedding Dress

Ava Laurenne

Hair and Makeup

Hello Darling Beauty

Groom's Tie

Dogwood Black

Videography

JB Medlin

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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Southern Neutral Wedding Editorial

Wedding Design

When you have striking architectural pieces readily available, sometimes the inspiration just flows. Katelyn James Photography and Amanda Veronee put together this styled shoot inspired by two ornate doors, managing to work them into both a ceremony setup and a reception display! A paper scroll with calligraphy and also a paper flower backdrop served as equally eye-catching elements for this beautiful shoot.

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

From the photographer, Katelyn James Photography: This southern shoot was inspired by a neutral palette and soft tones. The massive ornate doors were the start of the inspiration. We knew we wanted to use this gorgeous piece and so then we worked the rest of the shoot around it! This shoot has a hint of shabby chic but also had just enough “sparkle” to make it a tad glamorous. Enjoy these images and don’t miss the classic car that decided to make an appearance!

wedding invitations - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

white and green bouquet - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

written calligraphy backdrop - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

white frosted wedding cake - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

southern neutral wedding editorial - photo by Katelyn James Photography https://ruffledblog.com/southern-neutral-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Katelyn James Photography

Florist and Design

Amanda Veronee

Wholesale Flowers

Florabundance

Event Planning

Posh PR

Bridal Store

Urban Set Bride

Makeup

Emily Hudspeth, Hair Design and Makeup Artist

Catering

Mosaic Catering Events

Wedding Cake

The Buttercream Bee

Rentals

Paisley & Jade

Paper Flower Backdrop

Something Borrowed

Ribbon

ShyMyrtle

Balloons

The Caroline Doll Shop

Calligraphy

Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Transportation

First Class Limo Services

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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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Elegant Latin Hacienda Styled Wedding

Wedding Design

The rich colors in today’s styled shoot from Maureen Pacheco Photography, Bodamaestra, and Buttercups Floral Design are a perfect match for the theme, an elegant Latin wedding with a hint of watercolor and breathtaking floral design. We especially love the idea of a drink shot table with various tequilas (and mini bottles of tequilas for the guest favors)!

elegant Latin hacienda styled wedding - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

From the event planner/designer Esme Krahn of Bodamaestra: All of our creatives minds worked so well together. We proudly collaborated almost in every single design aspect. We couldn’t find a more authentic venue to feature our Elegant Latin Wedding than Morais Vineyards & Winery. Located about an hour southwest of Washington D.C. in a beautiful part of rural Virginia, the architecture of this hidden gem reflects the Morais family’s Portuguese heritage. From the rustic yet elegant tasting room to the magnificent Grand Ballroom to the romantic outdoor spaces, this amazing venue is filled with warmth and luxury. We choose marsala, gold, ivory, peach, green and red shades to bring together a sophisticated look with all the drama and romanticism often overlooked in a Latin wedding. Our special touches included lace finishes, Spanish fans, and golden decor. We wanted to move away from your typical Cinco-de-Mayo wedding theme while at the same time retaining an authentic Latin feel.

floral wedding invitations - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

burgundy green bouquet - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

place cards - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

Spanish inspired bride - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

The result of the initial design was interpreted to perfection by Wave Crest Calligraphy. Our wedding invitation, which was created in watercolor, incorporated all the beautiful colors of our palette. In addition to the stationery, Kim designed the Bride and Groom’s wooden signs, menu and escort cards, adding the perfect cultural touch. Buttercups Floral Design incorporated parrot tulips, hellebores, mums, ivy, spray roses, and ranunculus to create the bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, centerpieces, and our distinctive floral piñata. Laura skillfully designed a custom birch-wood stand for the piñata, which framed our sweetheart table in a elegant and unique way. We chose an absolutely stunning Angel Rivera gown from Soliloquy Bridal Couture – which our Venezuelan model wore to perfection. The Mantilla Company, provided the perfect complement to our spectacular dress – a cathedral-length Spanish mantilla. This veil is made with soft tulle and beautiful French Chantilly lace.

elegant Latin hacienda styled wedding - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

reception table - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

Spanish wedding favors - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

drink station - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

elegant Latin hacienda styled wedding - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

Creating such a detailed array of sweets for this shoot was an art. Simply Elegant Delights meticulously produced cake pops, candied apples, chocolates and rice crispy treats, all in harmony with the wedding theme. Gateau Distinctive Cakes, designed a sleek, organic wedding cake. The innovative creation featured a white-lace appliqué over fondant in ivory using gold ribbon between each tier. Natural flowers were the final touch for Gateau’s simple and elegant masterpiece.

chair back signs - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

elegant seating chart - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

cake table - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

dessert table - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

dessert table - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

lace wedding cake - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

elegant Latin hacienda styled wedding - photo by Maureen Pacheco Photography https://ruffledblog.com/elegant-latin-hacienda-styled-wedding

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

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Whim Hospitality

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!

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Gold Glam Vineyard Wedding in Virginia

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

A Muse Photography

A romantic vineyard wedding is always a show stopper and this gorgeous event from A Muse Photography and Amore Events by Cody will blow you away. With a dreamy backdrop and glamorous gold accents, sweet couple Liz and Zach’s wedding was a memorable affair.

gold glam vineyard wedding in Virginia - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

From the bride, Liz: Even though I’m a designer and like to think I’ve got a great sense of style and vision…I’m probably among the most indecisive people on earth… so to be honest- I didn’t really have a clear vision of the feel we were trying to create. There are SO many different ways you can go style wise and that’s where our wedding planner with amazing vision and taste came in. It was really helpful to have somebody understand what I was going for on a more broad level and to then help me pull all of my little details together in the end to create one cohesive beautiful look.

modern barn wedding invitations - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

rustic wedding dress - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

blush pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

gold glam vineyard wedding in Virginia - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

blush pink bouquets - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

grooms boutonniere - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

blush pink bouquet - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia
Flower recipe: Juliette roses, lilac, peonies and tulips.

gold glam vineyard wedding in Virginia - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

wedding ceremony setup - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

wedding ceremony - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

wedding reception games - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

gold glam vineyard wedding in Virginia - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

I would describe our wedding as rustic, glam, and classic. Blush and Gold ended up being our color scheme. DIY: Zach and I made some corn hole boards for our guests to play with at cocktail hour. I also designed our invitations, programs, favors, and guest book.

gold glam vineyard wedding in Virginia - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

gold chevron table runner - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

wedding receptions - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

gold glam vineyard wedding in Virginia - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My number 1 piece of advice is to hire a wedding planner and number 2 is to try to find room in your budget for a videographer. Our wedding video is one of my most cherished things from our wedding day. Obviously the pictures are an amazing keepsake but the whole day felt so surreal so to be able to go back and see and hear everything is priceless to us! And lastly, just try not to sweat the small stuff! Being engaged and wedding planning should be fun so just think big picture and try to keep calm and carry on!

gold glam vineyard wedding in Virginia - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

reception favors - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

gold glam cake table - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

gold glam vineyard wedding in Virginia - photo by A Muse Photography https://ruffledblog.com/gold-glam-vineyard-wedding-in-virginia

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “1000 Years,” Christina Perri
Recessional: “Bitter Sweet Symphony,” The Verve
First Dance: “Don’t,” Billy Currington
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Girl,” The Temptations
Mother/Son Dance: “How Sweet It Is,” James Taylor

Wedding Vendors

Photography

A Muse Photography

Planner + Floral + Event Design

Amore Events by Cody

Venue

King Family Vineyards

Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero

Bridal Store

Celebration Bridal

Wedding Veil

Bella Rosa Bridal

Necklace

Maison Miru

Hair + Makeup

Faces by Joy

Bridesmaid Dresses

Bill Levkoff

Groom's Attire

Bella Rosa Bridal

Catering

Scrumptious Suppers

Wedding Cake

Maliha Creations

DJ

John Garland

Lighting + Rentals

MS Events

Videographer

Beyond Creativity

Transportation

A&A Limo

Wedding Invitations

Liz Valente (bride)

Calligraphy

Joie de Vivre Calligraphy

Daily Pick

Bijou’s Sweet Treats

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

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Relaxed and Elegant Wedding in Charlottesville

Elegant Weddings

We love that today’s bride, Jamie, knew the importance of putting personal touches on her wedding day, so she set out to include as many projects as possible to make sure the day was tailor-made for her relationship with beau Nate. At the time of their wedding, Jamie and Nate had been together for nine and a half years already, so there was much to celebrate! Sera Petras Photography and Amore Events by Cody truly outdid themselves on this one.

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

From the bride, Jamie: We really wanted our wedding to be an intimate affair that truly reflected Nate and I as a couple. We originally thought we’d go for rustic elegance, but through the planning process, we ended up switching gears slightly to be more relaxed elegance, with a romantic feel. It was very important to us that our guests feel welcome and comfortable and that the day be filled with personal touches. I’m super detail oriented, and Nate and I have been together for so long [9.5 years on our wedding day! We met in college ;)], so it was actually pretty easy for us to make decisions and we knew immediately upon meeting our vendors who we wanted to have as a part of our day.

elegant wedding invitations - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

bridal fashion - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

bride getting ready - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

Kate Spade glitter heels - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

pastel wedding bouquet - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville
Bouquet recipe: David Austin Juliette roses, David Austin Patience roses, hydrangea, Queen Anne’s lace, ranunculus, dahlias, and seeded eucalyptus.

groomsmen in blue suits - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

Our ceremony also very much reflected us as a couple, from our individual and personalized vows (we each wrote our own) to our unique ceremony reading (a children’s book, “A Lovely Love Story”) to our amazing officiant who infused anecdotes about me and Nate throughout the ceremony. It was also very important to us that everyone have fun at our wedding, so a great band was high up on the list of must-haves. Our band kept everyone on the dance floor and I truly can’t imagine having more fun!

ceremony decor - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

ceremony processional - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

wedding ceremony - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

ceremony recessional - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

pink bridesmaid dress - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

We went with a neutral palette – blush, cream, white, gold, with navy added in for the men’s attire. I’m a huge fan of gold and glitter, so we included gold touches wherever it made sense. We also had custom drink stirrers with our monogram, straw tags with our wedding date, and napkins with personalized sayings. I am all about DIY because of the personalization that accompanies it, and some of my favorite wedding projects include the following: I made a word search about me, Nate, and our relationship to keep guests entertained while waiting for the ceremony to begin. I taught myself modern calligraphy and addressed all of our invitations myself, and I also created our cocktail hour, dessert table, and bar signage. I spray painted leaves gold and wrote guest names in calligraphy on each one to use as place cards. This was by far my favorite project, and one that I knew I would do from the moment we got engaged. It was super exciting to see it come to fruition and to hear our guests tell me how much they loved them! Our welcome bags included cookies made by my mom (some in the shape of Virginia and Vermont, to reflect our home states), granola made by Nate’s mom, maple syrup from Nate’s hometown in Vermont (his parents tap maple trees for fun), and Virginia peanuts in little burlap bags.

name card calligraphy - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

elegant barn wedding - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

seating chart ideas - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

papel picado flags - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

wedding calligraphy - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Yes, my biggest piece of advice is to have fun! Enjoy this amazing time with your fiancé(e) and don’t get overwhelmed by the decisions and the details. Wedding planning can seem daunting, but at the end of the day, all that really matters is that you’re marrying the love of your life – so don’t lose sight of that! Also, as an event planner myself, I can’t stress the importance of hiring at least a day-of coordinator. You shouldn’t be stressing about a single thing on your wedding day, and you will greatly alleviate (if not eliminate) any anxiety by having someone there to take care of the details on your big day.

unique place card - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

wedding drinks - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

sweetheart table - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

reception decor - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

To the Moon and Back cake topper - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

relaxed and elegant wedding in Charlottesville - photo by Sera Petras Photography https://ruffledblog.com/relaxed-and-elegant-wedding-in-charlottesville

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “The City,” Joe Purdy
Bride’s Processional: “Hoppipolla,” Sigar Ros
Recessional: “Come on Get Higher,” Matt Nathanson
First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Ingrid Michaelson

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sera Petras Photography, Sera Petras Photography

Venue

Mount Ida Farm

Wedding Dress

Monique Lhuillier

Bridal Store

Carine's Bridal Atelier

Tulle Skirt

Alexandra Grecco

Wedding Veil

Veiled Beauty

Earrings

Sara Gabriel

Fur

Vintage, Miller and Rhoads

Wedding Shoes

Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid Dresses

twobirds

Bridesmaid Earrings

Kendra Scott

Groom's Attire

JoS. A. Banks

Catering

Mike Lund Food

Wedding Cake

sweethaus

Gelato Bar

The Split Banana

Music

Bachelor Boys Band

Lighting and Rentals

MS Events

Wedding Invitations

We Heart Paper

Transportation

A&A Limo, Easy Riders

Daily Pick

Liumy

Polaroid Wedding Guestbooks, Photo booth or standard Photo albums! Expedited shipping 3-5 days world wide!

• Each album cover is personalised with your names in gold, silver foil or white velour. Plenty of colors to choose from.
• Hhandmade product that has amazing feeling to use.Page paper is top quality (acid free) with a slight warm tint.
• Each page has a hand sewed pocket to the page (not glued) so the pocket will hold strong forever !!! Pocket is from one side of the page !!!
• It is not a book, it’s an album! There are spacers between the pages so photos won’t spread the album.
• Each page has 3 lines under the pocket for the message writing. Lines cannot be customized.
• Album is packed in a paper box so it can be a great present.

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Organic Greenhouse Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Adam Barnes

As soon as we heard Adam Barnes, Ashley Baber Weddings, and The Arrangement Company were working together for a styled shoot, we knew we were in for some serious pretty. The resulting editorial didn’t disappoint, mixing muted pastels with endless beautiful anemones and plenty of eye-catching calligraphy.

organic greenhouse wedding inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Amanda Gray of Ashley Baber Weddings: Natural elements and textures served as inspiration for this early Spring shoot. Marbling and floral bulbs mixed with muted pastels and dark hues created a fresh backdrop. The bride donned layers of lace and tulle, the first look provided by Lovely Bride and Jaclyn Jordan NY. The second look, a sleek lace illusion bodice gown by Watters paired with a fur shoal for the reception. The grooms paper white boutonniere was a fresh compliment to the brides bouquet.

wedding invitation calligraphy - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

wedding veil - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

organic greenhouse wedding inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

wedding bouquet with anemones - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

black and gold paper goods - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

bridal fur stole - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

white bouquet with anemones - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

lace wedding dress with illusion neckline - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

The bridesmaid gown from Joanna August made the muted pastel bouquet the focus as she walked down the aisle. Jewels by Suz Somersall highlighted those warm yellow/peach tones. Stationery from Thick and Thin calligraphy echoed the mix of dark and light, adding a gold elegance element with a marbled paper envelope liner. The greenhouse setting was filled with trees and plants and copious amounts of natural light, in this chilly time of year. The table was set with a black velvet linen to provide texture and marble gold chargers match elements from the stationery. Calligraphed leather tags served as place cards and the unique escort card design by Thick and Thin added to the textured elegance. A live painter was also available to capture the reception, for the couple to treasure for years to come!

paper escort cards - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

organic greenhouse wedding inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

greenhouse wedding reception - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

organic greenhouse wedding inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

poppy centerpieces - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

peach wedding inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

garden wedding ideas - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

organic greenhouse wedding inspiration - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

classic wedding cake - photo by Adam Barnes https://ruffledblog.com/organic-greenhouse-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Adam Barnes

Event Design and Styling

Amanda Gray of Ashley Baber Weddings

Florist

The Arrangement Company

Venue

1804 Inn/Barboursville Vineyards

Wedding Dress

Love Marley by Watters

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride

Veils

Jaclyn Jordan NYC

Jewelery

Suz Somersall

Hair and Makeup

Avenue 42

Bridesmaid Dress

Joanna August

Bridesmaid Dress Store

Bella Bridesmaids

Wedding Cake

Maliha Creations

Tabletop Rentals

Festive Fare

Chairs

IKEA

Linens

La Tavola Linen

Ribbon

Silk & Willow

Trees

Hotpots by JW Townsend

Live Artist

howell-baxter studio

Leather Goods

Moore and Giles

Paper Goods

Thick & Thin

Daily Pick

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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Modern Industrial Romance Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Few things are better than building off of an all-white color palette. Katie Nesbitt Photography and Dear Sweetheart Events used the stark white walls, white wedding cake, and black and white wedding invitations as the foundation for their styled modern industrial wedding shoot, and then added in touches of orange, red, peach, gold, and green to add a bit of pizazz.

Modern Industrial Romance Wedding Ideas - photo by Katie Nesbitt Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-industrial-romance-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Katie Nesbitt: Kat Schmoyer of Dear Sweetheart Events and I teamed up to create a themed styled shoot for a workshop I hosted over the summer for wedding photographers. The theme was Modern Industrial Romance! We wanted to bring in industrial elements and mix them with soft, romantic and natural pieces to create a wedding that felt really unique for a Virginian bride. The shoot turned out to be very romantic, pretty, and also playful and sweet! I loved how Kat used driftwood and antlers on the table to create a show stopping centerpiece!

monochrome wedding invitations - photo by Katie Nesbitt Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-industrial-romance-wedding-ideas

striped place mats - photo by Katie Nesbitt Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-industrial-romance-wedding-ideas

striped bouquet wraps - photo by Katie Nesbitt Photography https://ruffledblog.com/modern-industrial-romance-wedding-ideas

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Shoot Location: Charlottesville, VA / Photographer: Katie Nesbitt Photography / Event and Floral Design: Dear Sweetheart Events / Venue: Old Metropolitan Hall / Wedding Dress: Reflections Bridal / Hair: Isabel Duarte of Jewel Hair Design / Makeup: Heather Albrecht / Wedding Cake: Sorby Sweets / Rentals: Paisley and Jade / Place Mats: Lamchop Designs / Stamps: Verde Studio / Wedding Invitations: Paper and Honey

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