Vanessa Noel Events

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Vanessa Noel Events is a boutique wedding planner and designer based in Central California specializing in highly personalized weddings throughout California. They love brides with creative ideas and are inspired by couples who weave sentiment into every aspect of their wedding. From month-of coordination to full planning and design development, whether you’re getting married in your backyard or a grand ballroom, we’ll work with your ideas, budget, and vision to plan, design, and create your perfect day.

View all of their stunning wedding designs here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

Vanessa Noel Events

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors

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