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Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap Ups

To be honest, it’s been a little sad coming down from the glorious high of the royal wedding. Luckily, the wedding world is still swinging in full force! First off, we want to make sure you’ve had a chance to eye these fantastic local Blue Label wedding vendors:

utah florist flower arrangements

paper flower wedding bouquets

In case you missed any, here are some highlights from this week:
Handmade Illinois wedding
Glitter + Rye Inspiration Shoot
Vintage Singapore Wedding
Vintage Glam Ballroom Wedding
Whimsical Castle Wedding
Julia’s Poppies is offering a 10% discount on stationery orders until May 15th!
Paloma’s Nest is offering 20% discount to Ruffled readers until May 31st. Just enter RUFFLED during checkout.

As promised, below are editable versions of the darling templates designed by Two Brunettes. We also included a new color, aqua, per popular request. Each set includes a menu, escort cards, thank you cards and table number templates. Enjoy!

Download aqua wedding suite
Download green wedding suite
Download pink wedding suite

Can’t wait to see you Monday for a great new week of weddings and inspiration!

Daily Pick

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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Table Number Download

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We have a sweet design download from the lovely Betsywhite Stationery Boutique this afternoon that has me thinking of spring. I love the medallion on these pretties and the fresh color combination. Thank you Gia for sharing!

 editable printable wedding table numbers

Download these sweet table numbers. In PDF format, from tables 1 to 20!

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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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Luggage Tag Download

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When Gourmet Invitations sent us this Save-the-Date download, we were instantly taken by these little luggage tags! What a cute idea for a couple who loves to travel or for a couple hosting a destination wedding. The damask pattern adds just the right amount of pretty and the fonts are fresh and fun. So we’re pretty excited to offer all our readers this free template to brighten up your Thursday! Click here to download these sweet Save the Dates and for instructions on how to assemble them.

Gourmet Invitations is a member of Blue Label.

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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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Weekly Round Up

Free Downloads

Before we head out for the weekend, I wanted to leave you with another gorgeous template created by Gia of betsywhite stationery. This time she designed a gorgeous Mr. and Mrs. notecard, available in three different colors.

mr and mrs thank you card free download

olive green and aqua wedding downloads templates

Download Mr and Mrs wedding card.

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Our favorite beauty tips tweeted for the Clarisonic Mia giveaway were:

@beccaleigh_25 Beauty tip: Put foundation on eye lids and lips to help your eye shadow & lipstick stay on longer!

@emilytakesphoto Add a little granulated sugar to your face or body wash (or just mix with water) for an exfoliating scrub and baby soft skin.

@Jaxx317 Exfoliate often! I find that beyond products, this is the only thing that keeps my zits at bay :)

Then we also had nearly 200 entries in the comments section! The winner of Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleanser is…

comment #107, Melissa! Congrats, I will be in touch shortly!

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We will be back on Monday with a sweet surprise. Happy Weekend!

DIY Tea Bag Favors

DIY Projects

This project is perfect for tea lovers who want a creative and unique wedding favor. Here are two, easy ways to make homemade tea bags — one method requires some simple sewing while the second requires none at all. Package a set of the no-sew bags in a pretty box to give your guests or setup a Tea Bar with the empty tea bags you sew and a variety of loose teas for guests to make and take their own creations.

 tea wedding favors
 tea wedding favors
 tea wedding favors

What you’ll need:
Download tea bag tags
– Lightweight cotton fabric or cheesecloth
– Cotton thread or embroidery floss
– Loose tea (http://www.etsy.com/shop/teaforallreasons)

For the no-sew method:

Start with a 6″ square of fabric. Place about 1-2 Tbsp of tea (depending on what kind you use) at the top center. Begin rolling the fabric until you finish with the end in the middle.

 tea wedding favors
 tea wedding favors

Fold the roll in half and secure with a 12″ piece of cotton thread. Wrap it around and knot it tightly a few times to make sure it is secure. If needed, you can trim the top. All that is left now is to make a little tag for the end of the string, which I show later.

For the simple sewn method:

Start with 3″ x 2.5″ rectangles of fabric. You will need 2 for each bag. Pin them together and sew along three edges, about 1/4″ from the sides, leaving the top open. Be sure to double over your beginning and ending stitches. And don’t worry about fraying edges, I think they add to the aesthetic!

 tea wedding favors

When sewing around sharp corners, I find an easy way to continue at the end of a line is to leave the needle through the fabric, lift the foot, rotate the fabric, then put the foot back down and finish sewing.

Next you will hand stitch the closure thread onto the bag. Starting at one end, thread the string back and forth loosely until you get all the way around. Be sure to not sew the bag shut, you’ll only go through one piece of fabric at a time.

Now you are ready to make a tag for the ends of the string:

Here is just one way of making tag. This applies to both styles of bags shown. I made my tags 1″ x 5/8″ rectangles and you can download my design here if you would like, or you can make your own customizing the art and colors to your wedding. If using my template, print it to size on the paper of your choice, I used a natural stock with some flecks in it. Cut out the tags along the crop lines and fold them in half. Apply a dab of craft glue or cover tag if using a glue stick, center the strings, fold and press until secure.

tea wedding favors

tea wedding favors

You can make your tags in a variety of shapes and colors and can also label them with the flavors. Another fun idea is to use craft punches in different shapes and different colored paper for each flavor, then make a key showing what shape is what flavor.

Daily Pick

Manya Photography

I am a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in Southern California, available for destination weddings. My style is airy, lifestyle and fresh. I love the look of film! I love photos to be romantic, fun, full of emotion, artistic and most importantly timeless. The look I strive for is love, beauty & art.

My work has been featured on People.com, Rustic Wedding Chic, Bridal Hot List, Southern California Bride, Fab You Bliss, The Red Dirt Bride, Disney Fairytale Weddings, Enzoani Bridal Gowns, Wedding Inspiration, and Ruche Clothing.

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DIY Entry Garden Seed Packets

DIY Projects

Rebecca created garden seed packets that doubled as place cards. She shares the template she made, so you can get started right away!

wedding confetti packets

What you’ll need:
DIY seed packet template (click to download)
– Cardstock or text-weight paper
– Bone folder
– Ruler
– Exacto knife or paper cutter
– Permanent double-sided tape
– Self-healing mat
– Seeds

seed packet favor ideas
cute wedding seed packets

Instructions:
Step 1: Print out the DIY seed packet template onto cardstock or regular paper.
Step 2: Score along the dotted lines with bone folder.
Step 3: Cut out each seed packet along the solid outlines with exacto knife or paper cutter.
Step 4: Fold along scored flaps.
Step 5: Place double-sided tape on side flaps to secure.
Step 6: Fill with flower seeds, bird seeds, confetti, or whatever else your heart desires!
Step 7: Secure top flap with double-sided tape.
Step 8: Display them together in a basket or individually at individual place settings.

Seed Packet tips: to ensure that seeds remain dry, combine them with powdered milk before filling packets. Include a note about planting location and the recommended season/conditions for planting. These seed favor packets are perfect for a garden wedding or bridal shower. They can be used as favors, as seating place cards, or even as confetti or birdseed holders.

Daily Pick

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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Weekly Wrap-Up + Free Download!

Free Downloads

Gia of betsywhite stopped by this morning to share another gorgeous save-the-date download. Inspired by this fresh Fall palette she shared on her blog this week, she designed a vintage-meets-modern Save-the-Date card. Simply download, type in your information and print!

 save the date download

As usual, GIa created bonus palettes to match your wedding colors.

free wedding download

Download Vintage Save-the-Date

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And the winner of the fabulous $250 giftcard to Williams-Sonoma is….

Amanda I!, comment #31, who said: “I knew he was the one when I told him I had a couple of days off right after we started dating, and he suggested we take a trip to Key West. A trip was exactly what I had in mind, and we’ve been traveling together as often as possible since.”

Congratulations! We will be in touch with you shortly.

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Some links for your weekend…

+ We’re still drooling over this DIY wedding shot by Jonas Peterson
+ The cutest ring bearer: how about having your pooch as your ring holder?
+ An eclectic Jane Austen-meets-1960s wedding. If you’re looking to mix different eras and needed inspiration, be sure to bookmark this wedding.
+ Love birds
+ Smitten by this 1920s vintage wedding and the couple’s incredible sense of style. The bride’s gorgeous gown was found at a steal for £100!

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Earlier this week we announced the judges for our DIY Contest. We will begin posting our favorite entries on October 4th, and we seriously can’t wait to start sharing them. I am overwhelmed by the creativity! There’s still time if you would like to participate. The deadline for submissions is October 3rd. First place winner will receive $500 , second place will receive a $300 gift card to ModCloth and third place will receive a Silhouette Machine (a $299 value). Everyone is welcome to participate – brides, Etsy sellers, crafty moms, creative florists, stylish event designers…everyone around the globe with a creative idea!

ruffled blog diy contest projects

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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French Provincial Save-the-Date

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We have lots of great things to share today! Gia from betsywhite stationery stopped by with another gorgeous wedding template, this time with Save-the-Date announcements! Here’s some thoughts from Gia:

Hi Ruffled readers! This month’s DIY template was inspired by a color palette my talented intern put together for Flights of Fancy last week. I absolutely love the shabby chic meets French garden feeling of this palette:

inspiration board color palette betsywhite flights of fancy

I tried to incorporate the same feminine touches and slightly vintage feeling to this Save-the-Date design. I hope you like!

betsywhite save the date blue pink
As usual, I’ve included a couple bonus palettes as well… Enjoy!

alternate colors save the date betsywhite

Download Save-the-Date invitation template PDF template. The template is editable, so you can type in your information + print + send!

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Inspiration board photo credits:
First row: Ole Dress via Anthropologie,  K Holly via Snippet and Ink, Scott Clark; Middle row: John Derian via Martha Stewart Weddings, Sarah Kate via Style Me Pretty; Bottom row: Oisoioi via Decor8Carla Ten Eyck via Style Me Pretty


Daily Pick

Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Glam Girls Night Out

Free Downloads

All these great weddings certainly make my week breeze by. We’re back with free wedding downloads, this time courtesy of one of our sponsors, the talented Gia of betsywhite stationery. She stopped by Ruffled today to share a little treat with you:

Hi Ruffled readers! I’m Gia from betsywhite stationery and Flights of Fancy. I’m really excited to be a monthly contributor here on Amanda’s beautiful blog and I’ve got several fabulous freebie goodies in store for you!

I’ve decided to kick things off with something fun, just for the girls. Wouldn’t it be great to have a super luxe, ultra glamorous girls night out a la Sex in the City? Perhaps for a bachelorette party, an alternative to a bridal shower, a birthday bash or even just because! I’m thinking high heels, fancy hairdos, Vegas lights and lots of sparkle. Here’s a little inspiration…

Bachelorette bridal Party wedding template

Looks like fun, right? Well, you can’t have a glamorous night out without inviting the girls in style, so I’ve designed a free invitation template for you!:

Girls night out wedding download

The template is editable so you can type in whatever invitation wording you want. Plus, I’ve included a few bonus color palettes as well, in case you’re not into pink…

free wedding download

Download the Girls Night Out download PDF template and I’d love to hear how you plan to use the invite!

See you next month!
xoxo

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Oh, sample sales. I love you so! There is a Wendy Mink sample sale going on right now in NYC and it continues through the weekend. There will be an extensive selection of jewelry from past and current collections available.

Wendy Mink Jewelry is located at:

72 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

The sale is going on from 12-7pm through the 24th and 12-6pm on the 25th. Hurry, don’t miss out!

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+ Eberjey was kind enough to extend an offer to Ruffled readers! 10% off site-wide with the code RUFFLED.

+ In case you’re still searching for a wedding photographer, Ryan Ray‘s offer of 10% off packages is still valid. Click here before it’s over!

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Inspiration Board Photo Credits:
First row: Trend Land; Erik Freeman via Twigs and Honey / Second row: Angelika Buettner via Oh Joy!; Alina Valitova via Creature Comforts / Third row: Megan W Photography via The Sweetest Occasion; Trend Land / Fourth row: Carl Bengtsson, Luisa Beccaria via Wedding Style Guide; Rodarte

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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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Printable Alphabet Bunting

Free Downloads

It’s about time we bring you another free download! Carolynn from Two Brunettes designed an alphabet bunting ready to print. All letters come in different patterns and colors, including a heart spacer.

printable alphabet bunting flags free download wedding template for Ruffled

Click on each letter to download and form your sign! Some letters have more than one pattern/color, so you can mix and match. Probably mix more than match, if you catch my drift. Simply print, cut and thread a pretty ribbon or twine with the help of a paper punch hole.

printable alphabet bunting flags free download wedding template for Ruffled

A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H /I / J / K / L / M / N / O / P / Q / R / S / T / U / V / W / X / Y / Z / heart space

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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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Wedding Menu Template

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I have to admit I have a slight obsession with Ikea. Wedding bells and whistles instantly rang, quite literally, when I saw this new frame. The Ikea Tolsby frame costs 99 cents and is double sided, which makes for the perfect table number and menu stand. Carolynn from Two Brunettes designed a floral patterned border for you to type in your wedding menu or table numbers, or both if you would like. Made to fit Tolsby frames, just type in your menu or numbers (on Word, Photoshop, Illustrator, …), print and cut. The template is available in both .jpg and .pdf.

Wedding Table Number template and Menu frame
Wedding Table Number template and Menu frame

Download menu and table number template.zip

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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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Printable Photo Station Sign

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I don’t usually post this late, but we were having some technical issues earlier this morning that had to be taken care of (good news though!). This week’s wedding template is a photo station sign for guests to take photos of your wedding using vintage cameras you can buy for under 5 dollars at thrift stores. The sign says “Grab a camera and take pictures”, to welcome anyone a try. Quick note: though you may be tempted to kindly ask your guests to rewind the film when they’re done, some people may not know how a specific camera functions so encourage them to put it down when done shooting or alternately use more modern point and shoot film cameras, which can also be purchased for under $10 each at thrift stores.

Designed by Carolynn from Two Brunettes, who created the template in three different color schemes: bright yellow, spring green and lilac. The template was made in a handy 8×10 size, so all you need is a frame. Have fun!

Vintage Photo Camera Station Sign Grab a camera and take a picture
Vintage Photo Camera Station Sign Grab a camera and take a picture
Vintage Photo Camera Station Sign Grab a camera and take a picture

Download Vintage Photo Station Sign.pdf

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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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Printable Candy Buffet Signs

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This design may be one of my favorite free printables ever featured on Ruffled so far! This week Carolynn from Two Brunettes designed a candy buffet and cake table sign set, with blank matching cards. You can use the blank cards to complete your candy buffet, or to write the names of the cakes you’re serving for a homemade cake table of sorts. They are also the perfect size to be used as place cards and/or escort cards, to double the fun.

Free Wedding Templates Candy Buffet Cake Table Escort Place Cards Printables
Free Wedding Templates Candy Buffet Vintage Carnival
Free Wedding Templates Vintage Circus place cards
Free Wedding Templates Candy Buffet printable

Download Candy Buffet and Place Card Templates.zip

Enjoy!

Printable Getting Ready Door Hangers

Free Downloads

Happy Friday indeed! The amazing Carolynn from Two Brunettes strikes again with another amazing free download designed exclusively for Ruffled! She created door hangers for the bride and groom getting ready rooms, and a “Just Married” sign.

Free wedding template getting ready bride door hanger
printable free download bride groom getting ready hotel door hanger

Download Getting Ready Bride and Groom, Just Married Door Hangers.pdf

We will be a doing a Valentine’s Day round up, so check back soon!

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Good Stone

At Good Stone, we create custom jewelry for proposing. Believing that diamond jewelry doesn’t have to be defined by tradition, we celebrate our designs with transparency, quality and integrity. We design rings we like, source the diamonds and gems we want, and offer it all to those who share our tastes.

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Downloadable Thank You Cards

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This week Carolynn from Two Brunettes created these thank you cards with a lovely calico yellow flower pattern. The set also comes with mini thank yous which can be used place cards as well. Love the idea of hand writing a thank you to guests and placing them on each plate.

printable thank you card
printable thank you card

Download Thank You Card set.zip

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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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Printable Vintage Valentine Cards

Free Downloads

I will be spending most of the day tying up loose ends for our launch of a new blog feature (which I can’t wait to share), but I wanted to share this beautiful printable that my friend Carolynn from Two Brunettes has designed. This vintage Valentine’s card comes with a matching envelope, ready to print and spread the love!

Free vintage valentine's day card and envelope template download printable
Free vintage valentine's day card and envelope template download printable

Download vintage valentine card.zip

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love + peony

Founded in 2016, love and peony is a Los Angeles, California based small business specializing bridal robes and wedding accessories made with love.
Our products are made in small quantity using high quality fabrics. Every product is individually handcrafted and packaged with detailed care and attention.

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Free Printable 2010 Desk Calendar

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Back by popular demand! Although a calendar is not wedding related per se, most brides have their eyes glued on calendars for their big day countdown, and nothing better than having one right on your desk. Everybody else who just loves Helvetica join in and enjoy this freebie! The calendar is ready to print, all you need is a jewel case.

Free Printable Download 2010 Desk Calendar

Printable2010Calendar.pdf

Free Printable Air Mail Envelope and Save-the-Date Card

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Look what I have here today! This printable template makes a 4×6 envelope and it comes with an adorable card that reads “look how far we’ve come” and a flying paper plane for those long distance engagements! I printed the envelope on Kraft paper and really liked the combination, but you can print it onto white cardstock or any color paper you wish. The template for the envelope prints on 11×17 paper. The blank card was printed onto a pale gray cardstock to contrast the Kraft paper (can you tell how much I like gray?)

The blue “Par Avion” stamp below is actually a dingbat you can download for free on dafont.com called Dead Letter Office.

Free Printable Air Mail Envelope and Save-the-Date Card
Free Printable Air Mail Envelope and Save-the-Date Card

Enjoy!

Download printable Air Mail Envelope and Save the Date card.zip

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Shutterfreek Photo+Video

It’s so nice to meet you! We are Katie & Paul McPherson “Shutterfreek” a husband wife Photography & Videography duo. We absolutely love capturing people’s most important moments in life.

We are drawn to the wild outdoors. Our photos are light, airy and fresh, but with deep undertones- the calm, cool presence of mountain air mixed with the light, airy warmth of desert sun. 

Our ability to shoot this adventurous, candid, emotional style of Wedding photography, complimented by the fact that we offer “the whole package” with photography, video, & photobooth services, absolutely set us apart from the competition.

We would love to be part of your Special Wedding Day!

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Free Download: Printable Love Cupcake Pennants

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I love when brides email me with photos from their own weddings with ideas and printables they saw on my blog! I made these love cupcake pennants, and here are some photos of them from real weddings:

Free Download : Printable Love Cupcake Pennants
Free Download : Printable Love Cupcake Pennants
Free Download : Printable Love Cupcake Pennants

Download Printable Cupcake Pennants.pdf Print, cut, fold in half in a skewer or toothpick. Glue both sides.

photo credits: top, One Love Photo, 2 and 3 by Punam Beam.

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Plan My Wedding Please

Ever since I was in grade school, I was obsessed with my penmanship. I would not turn in my homework until it was perfect; it drove my mom crazy! I practiced writing every chance I had and eventually fell in love with this art form. Little did I know, it would be the reason I would fall in love with the wedding industry.

Plan My Wedding Please exists to make every wedding and event magical. My role as wedding planner and calligraphy artist, as cliche as it sounds, is to make your wildest dreams come true. From the little details in signage and invitations, to the big details in wedding gowns, caterers and florals, every detail is important. Every young girl dreams of her wedding day, and I am here to make those dreams become reality. I look forward to working with you!

Nicole Presley, owner, is available for wedding planning throughout the United States and sends paper goods worldwide.

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Free Download: Printable Notecard Set

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As promised, our first of many free exclusive downloads! This adorable square envelope and blank notecard were designed by our fabulous Ruffled team member Julie. They would make lovely Thank You notes, but you can also use them as Save the Dates or even wedding invitations if you would like. I am loving the ocher and mocha color combo (lots of ideas start flowing in my head with those coffee bean shaped leaves!) – great colors for a chic Fall wedding! I printed the set on a light gray textured paper and it came out beautifully. Paper used was Nekoosa Linen in Gray.

Free Download: Printable Notecard Set
Free Download: Printable Notecard Set
Free Download: Printable Notecard Set

Download notecard-set.zip. Photos by moi.

Enjoy!

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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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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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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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Printable vintage labels

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Viintage printable goodies from HP. Click here to download these vintage labels and matching hang tags.

The top left label is perfect to adorn your DIY gifts for your bridesmaids or to decorate Christmas gift packages.

The bottom right label would look adorable to seal homemade cookies as favors.

Best of all: they are all customizable!

Thanks Ilane for for the tip!

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Anna Campbell

Inspired by vintage romance, yet influenced by the relaxed elegance of modern weddings, Anna Campbell creates breathtakingly beautiful dresses that enhance, rather than define, the natural beauty of our bohemian, romantic and free-spirited brides! Featuring decadent, sparkling hand-embellishments, intricately hand-beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk organza, every sparkling Anna Campbell gown is handmade with love in our local Melbourne studio, and shimmering hand-embellishments are similarly finished in-house.

From the beautiful collection of dresses that Anna designs each year, every silk gown is custom made and customizable for our brides, ensuring each wedding dress is specially tailored to our bride’s shape, style, wedding and dreams!

Find your dream Anna Campbell silk dress or shimmering accessory at the flagship Melbourne boutique, via our exclusive network of Australian and international retailers (across the US, UK, Europe, Canada and Brazil), or by working direct with our Online Stylist.

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More freebies

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I wanted to leave you with one more freebie before I hop on the plane to go to New York to shoot a wedding. These vintage ornaments are great if you want to create monograms or embellish your menus for your wedding.

(via Design Freebies)

Click here to start downloading.

I’ll be back in LA on Sunday, till then – enjoy the sunny and warm Cali weather for me!

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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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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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best day ever floral design

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

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Freebie Fridays: Free Printable 2009 Desk Calendar

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The free monograms offer has officially ended, but not to worry! I made this freebie for you to keep track of your plans and bring some color to your office desk. The calendar pages will fit into any cd jewel case (just flip it inside out to make a stand). Just print, cut on the guidelines et voila! You can also use decorative paper (wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper…anything you like) to mat the pages and pin them on a board.

Download free printable 2009 desk calendar.

Enjoy your weekend!

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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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Freebie Fridays: Printable Notepads and Labels

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Who doesn’t love pretty stationery? Yasmine of A Print a Day made these gorgeous printable notepads and labels. (click on the image to download)

hand drawn pen lace wedding template

All files are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat yet, you can download it for free here. The mushroom labels are 4″x3.44″ and the lace labels are 4″x2″. You can buy sticky sheets and cut the labels with a paper cutter. The notepads are standard 8.5″x11″ cut in half vertically (4.25″ wide).

Guest List Worksheet

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Worksheets were my best friends during my wedding planning. Here‘s a non fussy Excel spreadsheet to help you keep track of your guest list.

Here’s a simple printable worksheet you can give it to your future in laws and parents so they can write their guests’ information and give it back to you:

Download printable guest list worksheet (in PDF)

…and good luck!

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Bethany and Dan Photography

“Photography so fresh you’ll want to slap it.”

In love wedding photographers with our suitcases packed for adventures. We specialize in personality driven portraiture and emotional storytelling.

Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and un-fluffed wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it.

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DIY Tuesdays: Homemade Sugar Scrub

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If you love natural cosmetics like I do, you will love this sugar scrub recipe. My skin felt so silky I had to share with you. I used on my face and body and it worked wonders!

I adapted this recipe by adding grapeseed oil, a natural antioxidant and moisturizer.

What you will need:

– 25% Vegetable Glycerin (or coconut oil)

– 25% Grapeseed oil (optional)

– 50% white sugar

– one or two drops of essential oil (I personally love pink grapefuit)

– Glass or plastic container (I bought mine at Walmart, but there’s a similar one here)

– ribbon, to decorate

Mix them together until you get a pasty texture. I also created a label in Photoshop for the scrub to complete the packaging:

Download Sugar Scrub label.pdf (this label is 2.5″x1.75, and it needs to be printed on full sheet label sheet).

Download Sugar Scrub Label Avery size.pdf (this one is 2″x4″ and is compatible for Avery labels).

If you do not have Adobe Reader yet, you can download it for free here.

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The Arrangement Floral Design

The Arrangement is a dynamic floral event design company based in NJ and available throughout the tri-state area. We specialize in all types of events but where our talents and creative kismet really come together, is weddings! Our style is a delicate mix of modern and romantic floral design which leads to beautifully sophisticated affairs with a tailored and chic touch. We love the challenge of working with each couple to come up with florals that speak to their design aesthetic, personality and/or theme. We provide florals for all aspects needed for this special day for our clients along with outstanding client service to every couple. We truly treat each wedding as if it is our only wedding.

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