Shades of Summer Bouquet Recipe

shades of summer bouquet

We can practically feel the warm summer night air and smell the delicious barbecue, at the carefree backyard wedding this bouquet belongs at. Thanks to its gorgeous combination of flowers in nearly every color you can’t help but smile at this beautiful bouquet by Cedarwood Weddings and photographed by Tec Petaja.

And here’s a little more news to keep you smiling, we have the complete recipe for this shades of summer bouquet so you can recreate this amazing arrangement for your big day! Great news right?! All you need to use are the following florals: Coral Charm peonies, Geraldine rose, mini green hydrangea, Pink Majolica spray rose, scabosia pods, coral hypericum berries, peach stock, craspedia, echeveria (succulents), and Tiffany rose.

shades of summer bouquet recipe

Floral Designer: Cedarwood Weddings

Photographer: Tec Petaja

Categories: Bouquet Recipe
Colors: blue, green, pink, red, white, yellow
Styles: backyard, indie

Equestrian Themed Wedding Must Haves

Equestrian Wedding Ideas

Horses are beautiful and graceful creatures that embody freedom and romance, so why wouldn’t you want to incorporate them into your wedding?! “But, how?”, you ask…well lucky for you we have five fabulous equestrian themed wedding must haves brought to you by Morgan Gallo Events and beautifully photographed by Brandon Lata. So keep on scrolling to find out more and don’t forget to visit the full gallery here for even more rustically romantic ideas!

From Morgan Gallo Events:
Feminine meets true, refined Southern – an ethereal gown cinched at the waste with a cognac belt, a beautiful hunting horse wreathed in flowers, and a leather-encased flask for the groom are just a few of our favorite aspects. Oh, and did we mention there’s an upside down trough chandelier over the table filled with beautiful flowers? The plates are to die for (Metal hunting plates) and the charger is an embroidery hoop with leather!

elegant monogrammed wedding invitations

plantation house wedding

leather belt and bouquet

1. Leather Accessories
Our must haves for your horse loving wedding begins with a fun accessory for the bride! We love cowboy boots as much as the next girl, but if you are looking to give your dress a bit more of a western edge try wrapping a wide leather belt around it! We love this cognac belt from French Knot Studio and while we are at it we should mention that a great grooms gift would be a leather encased flask like the one below. It is sure to settle all of his nervous butterflies on the big day!

outdoor wedding venue

outdoor wedding venue

Equestrian Wedding Ideas

2. Subtle Horse Stationery
Keeping up with a theme in your stationery can be as simple and subtle as incorporating a personalized monogram. We love the elegant horseshoe monogram that flows through the invitation suite and wedding ceremony programs  from Nina Barrow Design, just like ones below.

rustic wedding program

wedding garland for your horse

3. Florals For Your Trusty Steed
Its a special occasion and flowers are draped everywhere, including your trusty steed! Reminiscent of a derby horse garland, this romantic wreath of flowers is a gorgeous way to dress up your precious pony.

southern tent reception

wedding table decor

southern wedding ideas

4. Horsey Accents
Don’t forget to sprinkle in some fun little accents that keep up with your theme. This horse head bookend table number paired with a little leather and some lace, and your table is the perfect mix of masculine and feminine!

5. Suspended Flower Filled Trough
That’s right! This show stopping piece that takes the place of a typical chandelier is sure to wow your guests and keep them talking about your wedding for years to come! Who can say no to gorgeous cascading florals spilling out of an aged horse trough. Beautiful!

hanging chandelier with florals

We cannot get enough of  Red Bluff Plantation, only eleven miles from historic Savannah, Georgia and situated along breathtaking New River. Red Bluff Plantation’s private grounds provides the ultimate escape!

sweetheart table

feathers on napkins

wedding flower ideas

This styled shoot at Red Bluff Plantation was meant to showcase the elegance and rustic boldness of the Lowcountry and its timeless traditions, namely fox-hunting. The grandeur of the plantation house, its surrounding property, and the sportsmanship that occurs there inspired us to narrow our design focus to a “leather and lace” approach.

light and dark two tier cake

Need a closer look at these equestrian themed wedding must haves?  Check out this fantastic video from Whitewash Films below!


Photography: Brandon Lata
Event Designer: Morgan Gallo Events
Cinematography: Whitewash Films
Venue: Red Bluff Plantation
Stationery: Nina Barrow Designs
Flowers: A To Zinnias
Caterer: Form, Leocis & Foxy Loxy
Cake:Lulu's Chocolate Bar
Hair & Makeup: Dollface By Jules
Dress Shop: Bleubelle Bridal
Prop and Furniture Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals & Event Drs
Bridal And Groom Accessories: French Knot Studio
Linen: Cloth Connection

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: brown, green, pink, red, white
Styles: garden, rustic, themed, vintage

How To Nerd Up Your Wedding

Marine Wedding Ideas

Do you and your soon-to-be play endless amounts of video games? Are you two known to geek out at your local comicbook store? Well then you may not need the help, but we have a few very fun ideas for how you can nerd up your wedding day!

Adrienne and Jay’s wedding was a fun and fabulous day at Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, California with some geeky elements we just had to share with you! If you just can’t get enough, don’t forget to check out the full gallery, where all of the amazing details were perfectly captured by Heather Elizabeth Photography.

wedding hair

yellow wedding shoes

teal bridesmaid dresses

Favorite Sports Team Colors As Wedding Colors!
When the groom was asked what colors he preferred for a wedding he replied with, “Weddings have colors?” followed by a strong preference for NHL Sharks colors of black, teal, and orange. Incorporating his color preference with her love of bold and bright colors, the contrast of the two color palettes played out harmoniously. Having a broad color palette lead to having more flexibility with the design of the event, but still achieved a cohesive overall concept

Make Your Boutonnieres Super!
Since boutonnieres are the man’s bouquet the groom chose to spice them up with a little super hero action. Each groomsman picked out their favorite character from Marvels X-men, and had it incorporated into the boutonniere.

superhero boutonnieres for groomsmen

first wedding look

Oh The Places You’ll Go!
Since the Groom serves in the military and moves quite frequently the brides father made a sign to represent all the places they have been (South Korea, Fort Hood, Fort Sill…etc), plus one just for fun(“Death Star” pointing to the sky)! Having design elements that different members of the family could contribute to or be apart of helped add meaning and create a greater connection for them to the event.

cute wedding sign pointing to everywhere the groom has been stationed for the military

nice ride for the bride

wedding party

The event was held over Labor Day weekend at the gorgeous Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, CA.The location was chosen for its beauty and it’s exceptional indoor/outdoor event space that it provided a wonderful flow for the event. Different parts of the night were staged in separate areas that all transitioned nicely for the guests who moved from one to the other.

Make Your Reception Entrance Your Own!
After the guests were seated for dinner, the groomsmen were introduced into the dinner to the sound of Mario Kart music along with fake cardboard karts that they pretended to drive around the seated guests.

photography by Heather Elizabeth


Mario Kart wedding party entrance

Every wedding has that one table that thinks they are the BEST table at the wedding, and the coolest kids in town. Playing on this idea each tables were named things like “The Fabulous Table”, “The Superb Table”, and “The Ultimate Table” in order to make every guest feel like they are on top. This turned out to be one of the most memorable items from the wedding that people still talk about today.

In recognition to all the marriages that inspired the bride and groom, and taught them about commitment and true love, family members attending the event were asked to send in pictures of themselves at their weddings to decorate each cocktail table.

pin wheel escort cards

fun table names

friends and family wedding photos as table decor

whats for dinner framed menu

The wedding theme was a combination of color, fun, and family. Everywhere that a touch of personalization and meaning could be added there was. It was important to the bride and groom that the whole event was representative of both their tastes rather than favoring one heavily over the other.

Equally as important was the comfort and enjoyment of their guests who would be sharing in this incredible day. From flip-flops for guests who wanted to ditch their heels and dance, to shawls for the cold ones, to warm chocolate chip cookies on their way out, guests were well taken care of so they could fully let loose and enjoy themselves properly.

orange and teal wedding cake

shalls to stay warm and dancing shoes

just married get away car sign

Venue: Thomas Fogarty Winery
Caterer: Continental Caterers
Cake: BethAnn Goldberg of Studio Cake
Cake Topper: MilkTea by Bthanari
Hair & Makeup: Artists by Sherrie Long
Photo Booth: Glass Coat Photo Booth Co.
DJ: Big Fun Disc Jockeys
Musicians: Steel Jam
Rentals: A-Abco Rentals & Hartmann Studios
Transportation: Bauer's
Flowers: Events To Remember

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, orange
Styles: classic, modern