Desert Flower Wedding

Brian Evans Photography @weddingchicks

There is something about the desert that gives a wedding a crisp, clean and modern vibe! That exact feeling is just what Megan and Mike were looking for! As you will son see, their desert flower wedding featured beautiful pincushion protea from My Little Flower Shop, which truly were the rock stars of the wedding!

To see more of their gorgeous day, captured by Brian Evans Photography, you should head on over to the full gallery here!

strapless wedding dress by Rachel Gilbert @weddingchicks

pincushion protea succulent and ivy bridal garland @weddingchicks

Alternative Bouquet

I chose a garland bouquet because I saw a photo in a Martha Stewart brides magazine of a traditional garland and fell in love. I also read somewhere that this kind of bouquet was a traditional Eastern European style of bouquet, which reflected my Polish heritage. I wanted mine to be more punk rock, and reflect the feel of the desert and modernity.

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A Little Bit Posh & A Little Bit Rustic Charm

Smoke Tree Ranch was perfect. As an Oregonian, I loved the mix of rustic-Ranch-y charm and the posh details of a SoCal resort. There was so much sprawling space! And so much open sky and fresh air.

The golf course where we had our ceremony had a perfect view of the San Jacinto mountains and so much space that it felt like we were in our own private universe with our guests as we exchanged our vows.

golf green wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

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floral decorated wedding aisle @weddingchicks

getting hitched @weddingchicks

Classy Casual Dinner Party

Since over half of our guests were from Northern Minnesota and Portland, Oregon, we wanted to have a casual vibe that would feel comfortable, not at all stuffy and not too posh. We love to entertain at our house and the vibe of our dinner parties was what we were hoping to convey.

Instead of table numbers, we had little chalkboard signs with the names of all the cities we’ve lived, either together or separately

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Desert Flower Wedding

Photographers: Brian Evans Photography

Venues & Officiants: Smoke Tree Ranch
Coordinators & Stylists: The Events Department
Fashion: Rachel Gilbert & BHLDN
Flowers: My Little Flower Shop
Cakes & Catering: Over The Rainbow Cupcakes
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Pomegranate Paper Co.
Lighting & Entertainment: John Lafayette Ramey

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: orange, pink, purple, yellow
Styles: modern

Astrid & Mercedes

Astrid & Mercedes swiss dot wedding gown #wcriseandshine

Astrid & Mercedes

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Astrid & Mercedes is the newest collection from beloved Canadian designer Lea-Ann Belter. Inspired by (and named for!) Lea-Ann’s nieces, these gowns embrace the free-spirited, gramming, pinning, plucky bride who is looking for a fresh take on a traditional gown. Sewn by hand of silks and laces, the collection is patterned, cut and draped in Lea-Ann’s Toronto atelier, and are truly an unconventional marriage of something old and something new. 

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Classy And Colorful Colorado Wedding

Julia Elizabeth Photography @weddingchicks

Jenna and Jimmy had a gorgeous, August wedding in Denver, Colorado. Both having been wedding photographers, they knew the best places and vendors to use for their wedding, and it shows!

The details are both beautiful and unique, and really tell their love story. To get a look at even more of this classy and colorful Colorado wedding take a peek at the full gallery here, captured by Julia Elizabeth Photography.

beautifully themed wedding stationery @weddingchicks

beautiful floral crown @weddingchicks

let the adventures begin sign @weddingchicks

classy groomsmen with feather boutonnieres @weddingchicks

variety of mint bridesmaid dresses @weddingchicks

bright orange and pink bouquet @weddingchicks

mix and match your maids dresses

Jenna got dressed at the lovely Emma & Grace Bridal studio in Denver where she also purchased her Theia dress. The natural light was shining through the large windows, and it was a beautiful place to get ready. The bridesmaids wore mix matched dresses and the flowers were all done by Shannon Clark at the Wholefoods, Tamarac, including Jenna’s stunning flower crown!

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unique first look

They did their first look at Washington Park – Mount Vernon Garden (where they also had their ceremony). Jenna had a unique idea for the first look that I absolutely loved. She still wanted to give Jimmy that moment of her walking down the aisle so we did just that! Jimmy stood by the water and faced Jenna while she walked towards him. There were tears all around! They were gathered by friends and family as they said their own vows to one another. They had a beautiful wax paper backdrop for the ceremony which was a stunning backdrop along with the gorgeous Washington Park.

wedding welcome table @weddingchicks

gold frame seating chart idea @weddingchicks

geometric reception decor ideas @weddingchicks

city table names @weddingchicks

table names reflect proposal

They had their reception at the Washington Park Boat House where the centerpieces were carefully crafted by the bride and groom. The table names represented different landmarks in nyc (where Jimmy whisked Jenna away to propose to on the Highline.) They served dinner family style with rustic wood fired pizza, which was cooked right outside. They ended the evening with pies and dancing! It was a beautiful day from start to finish!

See the beauty for yourself in the video below, filmed by JDJ Creation.

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Flowers: Shannon Clark at Whole Foods
Beauty: Sara Bears at City Salon
Venues & Officiants: Washington Park
Cakes & Catering: Brava Pizza
Dress Designer: Theia
Band: Peneplain
Second Photographer: Rachel H Studio
Wedding Films: JDJ Creation

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, green, orange, pink, purple
Styles: classic