#yaynaythedress Astrid & Mercedes

#yaynaythedress Astrid & Mercedes

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Astrid & Mercedes


Petal-strewn aisles and peony bouquets are in this fresh-faced gown’s future. Wreathed in hand-cut lace, a plunging back and sheer scoop neckline crown the fitted bodice. Dainty pleated ribbons encircle the waist, completing Beautiful’s fetching hourglass shape. Shown in natural. #‎yaynaythedress‬


You can buy Astrid & Mercedes, “Beautiful,” gown here.

#yaynaythedress Astrid & Mercedes

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All Natural Barn Wedding at Fallingwater

Hotmetalstudio photography

If you are planning your wedding right now, you feel overwhelmed and rushed. So, take note from our next bride, she chose to take her sweet time and enjoy it, and says she highly recommends the same for other brides.

By taking their time to plan and not rush their wedding, they saved money and were able to make the day truly everything they dreamed of. Curious about how to slow down your wedding planning? Keep scrolling to read more about this all natural barn wedding at Fallingwater, along with the budget breakdown. See all of their details captured by Hotmetalstudio in the full gallery.

invites designed by the bride

woodsy wedding

yellow and orange bouquet

Slow and Steady Planning

From the Bride: Take. Things. Slowly. Don’t get bullied into planning too fast! Plan slowly and figure out where you WANT to spend money- it’s so easy and tempting to rush decisions and forget budgets. We planned for just under 2 years – all that time meant that we were able to save money and splurge on what was most important to us.

welcome table with potted plant favors

jenga guestbook sign

jenga guestbook and advice

Save a Little

If you are on a budget buy local! Also search out new or small businesses first. The smaller businesses were also MUCH more flexible and even offered discounts since our wedding was so far in the future. DIY – It’s a no brainer if you are looking to cut costs – but only take on what you can manage and PRACTICE. If you do decide to DIY – don’t do your manicure until all the crafting is over!

rustic reception centerpieces

almond wedding cake

barn wedding dance

Slow Down Your Wedding Planning

Photography: Hotmetalstudio
Venue: The Barn at Falling Water
Extra Flowers: Goose Creek Gardens
Dress shop: Saja
Shoe designer: To Boot NY
Groom’s attire: JCrew
Shoe designer: Schutz | Flowers: The Bride, Mother of The Bride, Sister of the Bride | Hair and Makeup: Beauty Justified by Justine Lynn

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, grey, white, yellow
Styles: diy, rustic

60′s Inspired Wedding Ideas

love made us do it elopement announcement

“Love American Style” is brought to mind when browsing this inspirational shoot. This styled affair is for the bride who is bursting with love and wants to make the absolute most of her elopement. It’s a private affair but that doesn’t make it any less momentous.

The ones you love will remember the sentiments and loving details you add to what would otherwise be just a traditional occasion. Delve deep into all the 60′s inspired wedding ideas from this shoot, found in the full gallery here. This lovely affair was designed and captured by PhotoNotions Photography.

retro wedding ideas

vow books and rings

PhotoNotion Photography

billy button boutonniere

warm palette bouquet

Autumn inspired wedding decor

They read vows written by Aracelis, of Tres Chic Boutique, on those wonderful bride and groom vow cards she made for the occasion. Their outdoor dinner table was lowered so they can enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere of drink and merriment. The dreamy moss runner and floral designs by Gerardo at Landy’s Flowers created in vintage green glassware from Eclectica Miami add so much color and beauty. Daisies, the quintessential flower of the 60’s, adorned the centerpieces as well as the bride’s bouquet.

we got hitched sitting area

60's inspired wedding ideas

pop art details

There is also a classic pop art touch with all those diamond details. Can you see them? The stationery, cake, pillows, DIY backdrop and flower pots. The stationery joyfully announces that they have legally tied the knot and that “love made us do it”. The lattice work design on the cake echoes the diamond theme and is perfectly coordinated with the stationery. And who can resist those tie-dyed macarons. Tres Chic Boutique is just full of surprises.

red orange yellow floral centerpiece

casual outdoor wedding reception ideas

orange and white patterned wedding cake

vintage music elements

The vintage radiant orchid colored dress she wears for their “honeymoon picnic” placed in the setting created by Eclectica Miami makes us nostalgic for the style and spirit of the 60′s era. Daniel, our handsome groom, sings Amber a love song for their special day and then they sit and listen to music played on the record player provided by Spin Alley Store. Oscar at Spin Alley has a diverse assortment of record players from various eras which he restores to brand new working condition with his own hands. It’s his passion.

60's style picnic setup

love made us do it banner

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Photography & Event Designer: PhotoNotions Photography

Coordinator: Wedding Masters Events & Catering
Venue: New Dawn Events
Stationery & Cake: Tres Chic Party Boutique
Flowers: Landy's Flowers by Gerardo
Hair & Makeup: Starlit Designs
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Eclectica Miami & Spin Alley Vintage Radios & Phonographs
Model: Adam Brudnicki & Lizbeth Catin
Wedding Officiant: Adri the Officiant

Read on for a cute story about the origins of the wedding dress from the shoot. It just might inspire you to try and create your own too!


Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: green, orange, purple
Styles: vintage