Cape Cod Wedding

Thinking of having a Cape Cod Wedding?  Desiree Spinner Events along Stacey Hedman Photography collaborated together to design some beachy chic wedding ideas for you. Clean and simple yet totally elegant. We love that they mixed up using a vibrant green instead of  the traditional blue. To see more cape cod wedding ideas click here.

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A special thanks to Leila Khalil from Be Inspired PR for sharing these fun loving engagement with us.

Event Designer: Desiree Spinner Events
Stationery: Ceci New York

Photographer: Stacey Hedman
Hair: Sara Aspen at Salon in the Mills
Cake: Krazy Kakes
Dress Designer: Pricilla of Boston
Flowers: Lilacs
Groom’s Attire: Puritan of Cape Cod
Shoe Designer: Chantilly’s
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Table decor rentals: Be Our Guest
Linens for the dining table: La Tavola
Dessert Table Linens and backdrop: Wildflower Linens
Cake, cookies and goodies: Lisa at Krazy Kakes
Petitfours: Dragonfly Cakes
Cupcakes: Cupcake Charlies
Napkins: New England Vintage Rentals
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co
Venue: Private Residence
Makeup: Emma Jocelyn

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Colors: green, white
Styles: beach

Woodland Wedding Decorations

When you combine a breath-taking venue, a lovely bride, a few tablespoons of toadstools, layers of moss, exquisite floral design & charming stationery … you end up with Woodland Wonder. All of these woodland wedding decorations were dreamed up by Branches Event Floral and Polka Dots & Daisies. To learn more about how this inspirational shoot came to life click here.

Of course their are so many more beautiful photographs from Camilla Binks & Brienne Poole in the full gallery that you simply must see by clicking here.

Photographer: Camilla Binks & Brienne Poole
Event Design: Branches Event Floral & Polka Dots & Daisies
Venue and Catering: The Bungalow
Makeup and Hair: Stephanie Brinkerhoff– Hair & Make-Up by Steph
Cake/Desserts: Cake-A-Licious
Dress Designer: Gateway Bridal
Floral Design: Branches Event Floral
Stationery: Polka Dots & Daisies
Veil or Hair Accessories: Branches Event Floral

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Colors: brown, green, red
Styles: rustic

Wisconsin Barn Wedding At The Enchanted Barn

You are going to love this barn wedding from one of our favorite wedding vendors in the Midwest, Emily Steffen Photography. Matt and Claire wanted a day that was simple, charming and a little rustic. They chose The Enchanted Barn, an ideal choice for a simply lovely Wisconsin barn wedding.

Of course, it was ultra important to have their Boston Terrier, Crosby, at the wedding. He was decked out in a handmade bow tie that matched the groomsmen’s handmade neckties that both Matt and Claire’s moms made! We are dying over how cute Crosby is. To see more of this barn wedding check out the entire gallery.

Other handmade details that you might want to take note of are the embroidered table numbers and fabric bunting banners. Another steal worthy idea is the paint chips in coordinating colors as the escort cards for the guests! You can pick those up at any local hardware store for free.


Photographer: Emily Steffen Photography
Venue: Enchanted Barn
Caterer: Saffron Meadows
DJ: Ben Bolopue
Dress Designer: Wtoo by Waters
Floral Design: Handpicked from the garden and farmers market
Cake/Desserts: Deb Christenson (cake) and Martha Schueltz (pie)

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Colors: green
Styles: handmade, rustic

Tin Can Floral Arrangements

Tin can floral arrangements are incredibly charming, but also add that extra vintage touch to your wedding decor. If  you cannot find those perfect vintage-tin-cans, another option is to paint everyday vegetable or coffee cans or make covers for the containers. We just so happen to have a diy wedding project that covers this very topic.

After you have figured out your can situation, place simple yet striking florals like the anemones you see in this styled shoot. Use a little moss or floral foam and voila, you have an instant wedding centerpiece. Annabella Charles and Haute Horticulture are the masters behind these stunning tin can floral arrangements. To see more of this shoot click here.

Photographer: Annabella Charles
Floral Design: Haute Horticulture

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Colors: green
Styles: vintage

Old Fashion Wedding Ideas

Harwell Photography just shared with us this recent shoot he did for Atlanta Weddings. Overflowing with old fashion weddings ideas and trinkets from the past, including this to-die-for long sleeve lace wedding gown that would look oh so fabulous on you.

Another steal worthy idea is the table decor. It not only has a chic old fashion look and feel, but you could easily do this yourself. We love anything that is easily replicated of course with the right florals and accessories. To see more old fashion wedding ideas be sure to visit the full wedding gallery.

Harwell Photography is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked Vendors. Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! Our picks were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about Harwell Photography click here. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photography: Harwell Photography
Styling: Ginny Branch-Stelling
Flowers: Amy Osaba
Venue: Vine Wood Events
Shoot Done For: Atlanta Weddings Magazine

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Colors: green, white
Styles: vintage

Bohemian Zoo Wedding By Shannon Mathis Photography

Surprisingly enough, your local zoo can also double as an exotic wedding location. Why not have drinks and canapes with some peacocks and a couple of giraffes? Another benefit of having a zoo wedding is that most zoos use the profits from events to help out the animals.

To give you a little taste of what a zoo wedding is all about, enjoy this bohemian zoo wedding captured by Shannon Mathis Photography. There are more exotic animals to see in the full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Shannon Mathis
Venue & Caterer: Palm Beach Zoo
Cake: Publix
DJ & Band: Sekond Nature
Dress Designer: David’s Bridal
Floral Design: Field of Flowers
Groom’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse and Nordstrom
Shoe Designer: Sahara
Stationery: Mixbook
Ukulele Player: Pacific Rhythms
Steel Drummer: Pan Paradise
Officiant: Rabbi Alon Lefkowitz

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Colors: green
Styles: theme

Antique 1920’s Wedding Gown And A Wedding

Hadley found this vintage 1920’s wedding dress years ago before she even planned on getting married. When they day finally came, she still chose to wear it at her Tennessee wedding. Every detail was hand-crafted by her mother. A true labor love. There are so many more lime green wedding details to see in the full wedding gallery from Ashley Hoskins.

Photographer: Ashley Hoskins
Event Design: The Bride’s Mom, Betty Green
Venue: The Lily Barn
Makeup & Hair: Lisa Potts, Vickie Williams Salon, Memphis, TN
Hair: Lisa Potts
Cake/Desserts: Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop
Caterer: The Lily Barn
Dress Designer: vintage 1920’s
Groom’s Attire: M. Dumas & Sons, Charleston, SC
Jewelry: Grandmother’s necklace and Mother’s earrings
Officiant: Rev. Stephen Musick
Shoe Designer: Antonio Melani

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Colors: green
Styles: vintage

Handmade Budget Friendly Wedding From Hales Studio

Every last detail you see was handmade by Vanessa, the bride. From the bridesmaid bouquets and hand-painted signs all the way down to the the very clever wedding-favors. She did all of this without sacrificing style and all on a very limited budget. Photographed by Hales Studio and held in Wethersfield, CT at The Webb Barn. To see more of this handmade wedding be sure to visit the entire wedding gallery.

A simple seed packed along with a home made tag makes for the the perfect budget-friendly wedding favor. Simply print out, tie some string and voila,  you are done.

Photographer: Hales Studio
Venue: The Webb Barn
Makeup: Larissa Lake
DJ: Michael Connolly

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Colors: green
Styles: handmade

Austin, Texas Green And Black Wedding

Ashley and Corey have been through a lot together in a short period of time. From Ashley having brain surgery, to working, school and being young parents – they really had their plate full. It really was a big deal for them to finally get married and celebrate beginning together and making their family official.

This green and black Texas wedding was captured by Forever Photography Studio and of course there is so much more to see in the entire wedding gallery.

Photographer: Forever Photography Studio

Venue: Hamilton Twelve
Cake: Simon Lee Bakery
Coordinator: Annie of Hamilton Twelve
DJ & Lighting: Greenbelt DJ
Dress Designer: Enzoani
Dress Store: Blush Bridal Lounge
Groom’s Attire: Etsy
Floral Design: Exquisite Petals
Ceremony Location: Queen of Angels Chapel

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Colors: black, green
Styles: classic

Rancho Los Lomas Eggplant And Chartreuse Wedding

Simple, modern and a bold color palette of eggplant and chartreuse makes our next wedding a show stopper. Adina and Josh had their gorgeous wedding at Rancho Los Lomas, a very unique Orange County wedding venue. Offering a rustic, elegant setting with natural beauty and a special zoological garden … if you were wondering where the zebra came from.

Planned to perfection by Swellegant Events. They thought of every last detail, including placing eggplant-colored pashmina wraps at the chair of each female guest for after dark. To see more of this Orange County Eggplant And Chartreuse Wedding that was captured by Melissa Brandman you must click here.

Cake & Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Venue: Rancho Los Lomas
Caterer: 24 Carrots

Photographer: Melissa Brandman
Event Design & Coordinator: Natalie Vishny of Swellegant Events
Hair & Makeup: Salon Gregories
DJ & Lighting: Atmosphere Entertainment
Dress Designer: Watters
Floral Design: Bloompia
Shoe Designer: Calvin Klein
Stationery: Girl Friday Designs
Bride’s Second Dress: Nicole Miller
Bride’s Second Pair of Shoes: Charles David

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: classic

A Simply Shabby Chic Wedding

Before we dive into this week’s Sweet Treats we had to share with you Mary and Dana’s backyard wedding. Mary actually found a vintage green tandem bike in Santa Cruz that she wanted to use as her wedding theme … and after discovering our Tandem Bike Free Printable Wedding Invitations Templates, she was all about it. We love it! She also looks pretty darn cute in our Vintage Bride Tee shirt captured by Jessica Burke Photograpy. To see more delicious photographs be sure to see the entire wedding gallery.

Fortunately for Mary, her mom owns an antique shop, Junk in the Trunk … how cute is that name? So sourcing a lot of her decor was relatively easy. The milk bottle vases were found at various flea markets that her mom frequents, and the banners were made by the bride herself and she sells for holidays in her mom’s store. How stinking cute are those personalized wine labels? Remember so many more shabby chic wedding ideas to see in the wedding gallery.

Photographer: Jessica Burke
Makeup: Tessa Rangel
Cake/Desserts: Le Gateau Elegant
Caterer: Kinders BBQ
DJ: Joe Romagna
Dress Designer: Allure Couture via J’aime Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Ties: The Tie Bar
Shoe Designer: Seychelles and Vans
Stationery: Wedding Chicks
Veil or Hair Accessories: Pixel & Hank
Jewelry: Vintage (grandmother)
Hair: Jessica Boccio
Floral Design: Bride DIY

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Colors: green, pink
Styles: handmade

Desert Botanical Garden Wedding

The desert is home to the agave century plant, which traditionally blooms after 100 years. Our next couple chose this desert plant as a symbol of their love. The plant is featured throughout the garden, and even portrayed in Chihuly sculptures at the garden entrance. The plant was referenced in the vows and displayed on printed material throughout the event, as well. We love when a theme is carried throughout the wedding.

The bride shared so much more with us about this desert wedding so be sure to read on. You can also view the entire wedding gallery by clicking here. All of this desert beauty was captured by Hollye Schumacher Photography.

Guests were given small white bells to ring as the couple walked down the aisle during the recessional. The bells featured tags tied with twine, and said “RING ME!” How sweet of the guests to ring in the newlyweds.

After the ceremony, guests picked up prickly pear margaritas and wandered through the desert pathways to Boppart Courtyard. The courtyard featured bright coral tablecloths on high-top tables, tied with burlap ribbon and topped with small arrangements of succulents.

Guests found their names and table assignments hanging with twine strung between a set of agave stalks Marney’s parents had carefully collected, which continued the theme of the century agave plant. The tags were hand-written by the bride on kraft card stock tags with white ink, so very lovely.

Guests sat in shabby chic white chairs at tables covered in natural green tablecloths. The centerpieces were 8″ x 8″ dark-stained boxes filled with coral peonies, purple lisianthus, yellow genista, flower shaped succulents, yellow & purple freesia, green viburnum, ladies mantle and purple lilac with floating candles highlighting throughout.Each box was wrapped with twine.

Tables were identified by cities Marney and Booth had lived in (Florence, Honolulu, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc). The city names were hand-written by Marney’s artistic cousin Michael in white lettering on kraft card-stock. Place settings were clean and crafty. A kraft menu (designed and printed by Marney) featured the agave logo hand-stamped at the top, and tucked inside a crisply folded white cotton napkin tied with twine. Marney’s mother cut rosemary from her herb garden and added a sprig to each napkin.

The homemade guest book was housed in a Russell + Hazel Signature 3-Ring Binder wrapped in white patent. Inside, natural/kraft and green sheets held green and salmon-colored (empty) envelopes. Guests chose their own blessing from any of five card sets laid out on the table. The cards are hand-stamped with custom designed graphics borrowed from one of Martha Stewart’s guest book ideas. Guests wrote a response to whichever card they chose and slipped it in an empty envelope.

Marney spent a few of her childhood years in London, and has fond memories of snapping British Christmas crackers with her family. After ordering supplies to fabricate 175, she put her parents to work helping stuff the cardboard rolls with almond roca, white LED jelly rings that flash when depressed, traditional silly colorful paper hats, and light marriage jokes like “My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met,” courtesy of Rodney Dangerfield. Marney’s sisters lead the guests in a celebratory “SNAP” to celebrate the couple in their toast.

Another family tradition of the bride’s family is to sing “Happy Trails” as a family member departs. To close down the evening, the band played “Happy Trails” as Marney and Booth danced by their friends and family lining the luminaria-lit pathway. Guests picked up muslin bags hand-stamped with a custom “Happy Trails” stamp designed by the bride and filled with the Binns family’s secret trail mix recipe.

Photographer: Hollye Schumacher Photography
Venue: Desert Botanical Gardens- Binns Wildflower Pavillion
Makeup: Corinna Cooke
Coordinator: Day of Victoria Canada
Photo booth: The Live Photobooth
Cake: Honey Moon Sweets
Caterer: Santa Barbara Catering
Cinematography: Bright Bokeh
Floral Design: Petal Pushers
Groom’s Attire: Macy’s
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Thread
Dress Designer: Carolina Herrera
Band: The Walkens
Stationery: Mr Boddington and the bride
Officiant: The Honorable Andy Hurwitz

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Colors: green, orange
Styles: garden

Frida Kahlo Inspired Shoot

Mignonne Handmades latest collection is completely unique. Most of the pieces are one of a kind. The collection is overflowing with handmade silk blossom charms, flourite, and turquoise. All things beautiful and dreamy. A perfect accessory for any stylish bride.

Here is simply a snippet of the collection. Captured in the desert by Ventola Photography  and inspired by the legendary Frida Kahlo. View the entire collection by clicking here.

Jewelry : Mignonne Handmade

Photographer: Ventola Photography
Venue: Wupatki National Monument
Makeup: Linda Wagner
Hair: Paige Ashcroft
Model: Rachel Wegehaupt
Additional Photography: Mackenzie Goodman
Assistant: Evie Carpenter

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Colors: green
Styles: theme

Mint And Whimsy Love Inspiration

Pastels and creamy whites oh my! We just love day dreaming of a wedding that is full of white, pastels, and dreaminess like this. Here is a bit of inspiration for a bride that is looking for a clean whimsical inspiration for her wedding.

Andi Mans Photography and Design created this lovely mint and whimsy wedding ideas. Complete with streamers, and ribbons to hang behind a small tea table. Elements of different glass bottles and glasses, pearls and lace make for a whimsical celebration.

Photography and Design: Andi Mans Photography and Design | MintyGreen Dress | Peach Bridesmaid Dresses | Peach Hanging Ribbons | Peach Wedding Bouquet

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Colors: green
Styles: handmade

Handstitched Anthropologie Wedding

Being a display designer for Anthropologie naturally inspired our next bride, PJ, to design a wedding with handmade and whimsical details on a very reasonable budget.

Lucky for you, PJ now designs handmade weddings over at Going Lovely. Adorable name..right? Read on to hear more about this lovely wedding that was captured by Emily Blake Photography. There are ton more details to see in the full wedding gallery.

From PJ:

We chose to have our wedding at Strawberry Farms in Irvine because it’s in the city where we went to college and met. We created a spreadsheet of all the decorations we wanted to have at our wedding, followed by a completion date, a budget, and helpers. This really helped us stay organized and on track with making the decor without getting too stressed out! Andrew was the best DIY partner and our family and friends were so helpful throughout the planning process. They were happy to join us and help with making anything that had to be mass produced, like canning homemade jam for our favors, sewing the burlap table runners, and building wood planters for our centerpieces.

My favorite part of the day was when the doors of the barn were pulled back and we walked in for the first time as Mr. & Mrs. I loved seeing our guests excited and already having a good time! It was also wonderful to see our vision for the wedding come to life. My mom’s friend, EJ, did such an amazing job designing our floral centerpieces. They were gorgeous and she incorporated my love for succulents! Andrew’s favorite part of the day was the dance party, where he surprised everyone with a fun dance routine during the garter toss.

Words Of Advice:

Don’t hesitate to call in favors and ask for help. We reached out to our friends and family for things that we would normally have to hire a vendor for, and they were more than happy to help and be a part of our special day! Everyone did such an amazing job on their assigned tasks and were such a blessing to us. We couldn’t have made it happen without them.

Photographer: Emily Blake
Event Design: PJ Dunn
Venue: Strawberry Farms
Dress Designer: Bella Bridesmaids
Floral Design: California and Florist
Groom’s Attire: Nordstroms
Jewelry: David Yurman
Shoe Designer: JCrew
Hair: Christine Choi
Makeup: Jill Kobbervig
Desserts: Happy Bakery

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Colors: green
Styles: handmade

A Neon Green Wedding From Kallima Photography

That is not Amanda’s wedding dress, but it is the inspiration behind the entire day. The theme came to life when Kevin, the groom, chose the lime green converse shoes. From there, everything magically unfolded and the two realized they wanted their day to be fun, artsy and colorful. Etsy became the go to place for pretty much everything from their cake toppers, garter, to all of he bridesmaid gifts. To see more of this wedding and hear from the bride, be sure to see the entire gallery by clicking here. This entire Tennessee wedding was captured by Kallima Photography.


Photographer: Kallima Photography
Mrs. Tote Bag: The Wedding Chicks
Event Design: Beth Kehlieb
Venue: Lillie Belles
Coordinator: Summer Sheldon
DJ: spangler entertainment
Dress Designer: sottero and midgley
Floral Design: beth kehlieb
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Jewelry: anthropologie
Shoe Designer: Toms Shoes
Stationery: Caity Shinnick
Veil or Hair Accessories: Serenity Crystal
Bracelet: Nashville, TN Pangea

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: handmade

Vintage Romantic Purple & Green Wedding

If you are on the hunt for some impossibly elegant wedding inspiration, our next wedding might be for you. Especially if your wedding colors are shades of lavender and celadon, you adore the vintage romantic theme and perfectly pretty florals are your main focus.

All photographed by Forever Photography Studio. Of course there are so many more photographs to swoon over by clicking here.

Photographer:  Forever Photography Studio

Floral Design: Exquisite Petals
Coordinator: Lindsay Blackwell
Stationery: The Type Tree at Etsy
Cake & Desserts: Michelle’s Patiserrie
Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon
Caterer: Austin Catering
Venue: Nature’s Point
DJ: Byrne Rock
Dress Designer: Lulus Bridal
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Tie: Nordstrom
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Hair Accessories: Madison Avenue Designs at Circle Park Bridal
Calligraphy: Rachel Carl Co.

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: vintage

A Maryland Pink And Green Garden Wedding

Sara and Aaron wanted a garden wedding with shabby chic details and a butterfly theme.  Event Designer, Invited, helped them achieve their dream – from handmade felt and paper straws to antique white-washed frames that were lined with vintage fabrics for the centerpieces. A lovely idea, don’t you think? All captured by Maine wedding photographer Meredith Perdue.

The bride and event designer dish more details on how the event came to life. Read on and see more details here.

Photographer: Meredith Perdue
Event Design: Invited
Venue: Oxon Hill Manor
Cake & Desserts: Windows Catering
Caterer: Windows Catering
DJ: Premier DJ
Floral Design: Growing Wild Floral Company
Stationery: Letterpress Light
Additional Photographer: Graham Terhune
Cupcake Toppers: Potter & Butler
Signs: Gator Bride Designs
Chalkboard Stickers: Brandens Grace Wall Art

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Colors: green, pink
Styles: garden

Elegant Outdoor Wedding From Kevin Chin Photography

Our next wedding is some true California outdoor romance from Kevin Chin Photography.

It is the perfect example of outdoor elegance. The entire look and feel is insanely gorgeous, from the lovely lace dress to the soft and delicate floral arrangements.

Photographer: Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema

Event Design & Coordinator: Jenne Hohn Events
Floral Design: Sharla Flock Floral Design
Cake/Desserts: Costeaux Bakery
Caterer: Park Avenue Catering
DJ: Wonderbread 5

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: classic

Light Green Austin Texas Wedding From Ben Godkin Photo

A simply gorgeous Texas wedding for you today from Ben Godkin Photo. This bride is very laid back and intentionally chose a wrinkly dress because she says “all her other clothes are wrinkly”. How funny is that?

The wedding was held at The Barr Mansion, a Certified Organic Artisan Ballroom in Texas. Looks like a stunning and healthy wedding venue. There are so many more juicy details to gush over. Visit the full gallery to see all of them.

Photographer: Ben Godkin Photo
Event Design: Barr Mansion
Decor: came from Mancino Iron Works
Jewelry: Neiman Marcus
Dress Designer: Unbridaled (Strapless Metal Taffeta Gown by: Nicole Miller)
Floral Design: Abby Daigle – Stems Floral Design (Barr Mansion Floral)
Live Band: The Grooves
Caterer: Barr Mansion (First and only Certified USDA Organic event center)

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: vintage

Pink Shell Beach Resort By The Studio B Photography

We are heading over to sunny Florida for Colleen and Chris’s Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa wedding.  With all the classic beach touches and some pretty darn cute bridesmaid dresses, guest were able to escape the cold and enjoy some Florida sunshine.

All beautifully captured by The Studio B Photography. For more beach wedding ideas click here.

Photographer: The Studio B Photography

Venue: Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa
Cake/Desserts: Mason’s Bakery
Caterer: Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa
DJ: Ceremony Music: Jim Tucke
Dress Designer: Wtoo Brides
Floral Design: Libby’s Flowers
Reception Band: EspreedeKor

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Colors: green
Styles: beach

Spring Time Wedding From Jen Curtis Photography

How soft and lovely is this spring time wedding from Jen Curtis Photography? It has all the notes of a simple and elegant spring affair. Not to mention the darling addition to the family that was in attendance, the dog of course. There are so many delightful images from Jen Curtis Photography that you will not want to miss. See them in our full wedding gallery.

Planning & Coordination: Jubilee Events

Photography: Jen Curtis Photography
Floral Design: Azalea Floral Design
Hair & Makeup: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library
Reception & Cupckaes: Still River Cafe
Celebrant: Sarah Carson
Rentals: Jubilee Events
Jazz Trio: Joseph Kiernan Jazz Trio
Paper: Handmade by the couple

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: vintage

Smog Shoppe Wedding From He and She Photography

Two words: good times! From attire to decor, the bride and groom nailed it all. They did all the design and decorating themselves! They are an artsy duo, these two, and I suppose that’s why the Smog Shoppe made for a perfect wedding location. Speaking of artsy duos, He & She Photography are the masters behind this heck of a wedding. Sit back relax and enjoy.

Be sure to check out all the images by clicking here.

He & She Photography are proud sponsors and members of The Wedding Chicks

Venue: Smog Shoppe
Video: Chris Gill Productions
Flowers: Bride & Groom!

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: classic

Green and Yellow Wedding Ideas By Ali Walker

Sarah Young and Derek Neher were married at Sarah’s parent’s winery, Walla Walla Vintners not far from the foothills of the Blue Mountains near Walla Walla, WA. Sarah’s silk dress was handmade in Seattle and it is pretty precious for sure. The couple embraced the green and yellow color scheme and pulled it off perfectly. With a recipe of lots of beautiful succulents, the cutest dog, a beautiful winery; they created quite a wedding for their friends and family. We are loving the bride’s boots too, they perfect fun for a barn wedding. All of this green and yellow wedding goodness captured by Ali Walker Photography.

Click here to see much more in the gallery.

Photographer: Ali Walker
Venue: Walla Walla Vintners
Hair and Makeup: Sarah Young
Cake/Desserts: Colville Street Patisserie
Coordinator & Floral Design: Becky Brammer
Hair Accessories: Anthropologie

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: rustic

Wedding Bouquet Inspiration

We have a delightful treat for you from Haute Horticulture, a lovely Memphis, TN florist with a real flair for what is pretty. Karin and Monica whipped together several different inspirational floral designs for you to peek at. The shoot actually took place in Los Gatos, California at the charming Radonich Ranch, which happens to be a repurposed fruit cannery.

All of this floral goodness was photographed by Chyna Darner, including the green and deep purple succulent arrangement above that we are swooning over. If the dresses have captured your attention, they are all vintage from Recapture Designs.

There are so many more glorious bouquets to check out! Be sure to see the entire gallery by clicking here.

Floral Design: Haute Horticulture
Photographer: Chyna Darner
Coordination on Site: Vignette events
Venue: Radonich Ranch
Model: Anastasiya Kharisova
Makeup: Amburlee Price
Dress: Vintage Bridal Couture Recapture Designs

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: garden

Fargo, North Dakota Zoo Wedding

Are you looking for a unique wedding venue in Fargo, ND? Matt and Amanda found a great wedding venue, Red River Zoo. We think it’s a pretty unique place to get married. The wedding was light and airy, with simple and sweet wedding decor. Most of the wedding details were done by the bride and groom. Amanda designed the invitations and the programs, and Dodie Maas arranged all the floral arrangements. Thanks to the lovely Katie Lewis Photography for sharing this North Dakota wedding with us.

You have to check out all the wedding details by clicking here. You will not want to miss the day of decor and the wedding desserts.

Photography: Katie Lewis Photography, Inc.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Red River Zoo
Bride’s Dress: Rush’s Bridal, Minneapolis, MN
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Shop, Fargo, ND
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Flowers: Purchased at Bloom’n House in Beulah, ND and arranged by Dodie Maas at From Heart to Hand (wedding decorator)
Make-Up:  Mary Kay
Hair: Nanette’s Salon de Beaute
Cake: A dessert buffet from Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Fargo, ND
DJ: PowerPlay DJ, Fargo, ND
Decorator : Dodie Maas of From Heart & Hand Weddings & Events
Rental Company: RentAll

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: classic

Hawaiian Themed Wedding Ideas

We love Hawaii, especially Amy! So we had to share some weekend Hawaiian wedding inspiration from Joanna Tano Photography.

With a rustic, backyard setting and very vibrant colors, Maile and Cody’s casual wedding is filled with inspirational backyard wedding ideas. We love the green dresses and the cowboys boots. Be sure to check out all the perfect wedding details by clicking here.

Hawaiian wedding photographer, Joanna Tano Photography is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks

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Colors: green
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Carmel Super 8 Wedding

Sitting in a Tree shared with us their incredible Super 8 Wedding Film shot by Austin Hendrix. Read on to here about the wedding details from the bride, Myka. If you would like to see more of this wedding you can head on over to Style Me Pretty to check out the whole wedding

Our wedding day was truly a labor of love. Georges and I had decided early on that we wanted to have a cocktail style wedding, no formal sit-down dinner, just drinks, desserts and lots of dancing. To help create our DIY vision, our families and friends poured their hearts into making sure our day was absolutely perfect. Our amazing moms made desserts, our aunts made appetizers, our uncles played live music during the ceremony, our cousins hung fabric, our siblings created floral arrangements and our best friends ran around town making sure everything was ready for our special day. We found the most amazing location nestled away in Carmel Valley. It created the perfect setting to share our day with all of our friends and family. We were lucky enough to have won a wedding photography contest and the wonderful Melissa Diep Photography flew out all the way from Chicago.

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Chicago Wedding Photographer Melissa Diep is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks

Venue: Hidden Valley Music Institute
Florals: Sitting in a Tree (Bride’s company)
Wedding Dress: Aidan Mattox from Nordstrom

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Colors: green, yellow
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Sweet & Chic Shabby Chic Wedding

Ready for a touching backyard wedding? Napa Valley wedding photographer, Marin Kristine Photography captured this touching wedding.

The wedding took place at the bride’s parents home. They got married underneath a big old cotton wood tree at sunset. The old rickety furniture, desks, dressers, frames, and doors were found around the barn, parents home and grandmas home. Everything was an heirloom from within the family and passed down to celebrate the day. Along with each tea pot, hairbrush, old tin, scale, typewriter and everything else you see.

Napa Valley wedding photographer, Marin Kristine Photography is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Read on to hear more touching moments to this incredible wedding from Marin Kristine Photography.

The bride designed (and personally made) her bird cake toppers by hand. She personally made the wedding favors of grape jam. Her father made the frames and doorways that they passed under to go into the ceremony and reception sites. The groom’s cousin (Amanda) made the garlands that draped over the doorways, assembled every bouquet, styled the event to perfection, and coordinated the wedding.

Another special, yet tragic unfortunate event that occurred was one of the groomsmen (best friend to the groom) was killed 2 days before the wedding in a car accident. A chair/bouquet was placed at the ceremony site in his honor and in remembrance of him. He was spoken of during the wedding ceremony, and given toasts during the reception.

It was a bittersweet wedding filled with sadness and joy. They remembered him, cried for him, and had moments of silence. It was (in a way) a memorial and wedding at the same time. There were so many moments of joy and laughter as friends came together, just to find moments later tears being shed and hugs exchanged between them all.

Location: Winters, CA (Backyard Wedding)
Cake: Solono Baking Company
Coordinator/Florist: Amanda Dannenberg
Photographer: Marin Kristine Photography

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: handmade

New Jersey Sparkling Wedding

Krystle lived up to her name and glowed with a radiance in her Priscilla of Boston wedding gown and her Benjamin Adams shoes. How much do you love her shoes? These ultra glamorous platform peep-toe style heels that are encrusted with hundreds of sparkling clear and AB Swarovski crystals really make a statement.

Enjoy the rest of Ryan and Krystle’s wedding captured by one of our Preferred New Jersey Wedding vendors, Kay English Photography.

New Jersey Wedding Photographer, Kay English Photography is a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and a proud sponsor.

Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Shoes: Benjamin Adams
Venue: Chakra
Church: Assyrian Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary, Paramus, NJ

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: classic

Wedding By The River In New Jersey

Get ready for a clean and natural wedding with that backyard feel from one of our favorite New Jersey wedding photographers, Pat Furey Photo. Pat never seems to disappoint us. Erin and Kurt shared with us all the details that made their Califon, NJ wedding come to life. Please read on for the juicy details.

The key theme to our wedding was “natural”. We wanted our whole day to not only be about us, but to be about everyone attending. After all, they are the ones that made us into the people we are today. We were going for a backyard style wedding, and when we saw the Raritan Inn we instantly fell in love. We felt like we were home, it had everything our home didn’t have, a big back yard. The ceremony was about a ¼ mile walk through the field down to a clearing near a brook. We didn’t have any decorations at the ceremony, we felt the natural landscape was too perfect to disturb. We had a simple old tree as our altar, the butterflies swarming the field as adornment, and a bagpiper playing in the distance.

For the reception, we took advantage of the gorgeous greenery and natural summer wildflowers and put the tables outside. We had horseshoe pits set up, a great way for the families to get to know one another, and we created a DIY photo booth and props. There is something about watching adults act like goofs that will make anyone laugh (not to mention the great pictures)! We used burlap and jute twine everywhere!

We love the natural earthy-ness and texture. The tables each had a runner of burlap that stood out against the crisp white linen table clothes, and we used old ball jars my mother had in the basement for centerpieces. Every table had a different mixture of flowers. Each jar was wrapped with jute and held white hydrangeas, daisies, aster, or pale yellow roses, giving the “just picked” look. We used the restored 1880’s barn to cool off for cocktail hour and dancing. We strung jute along the barn walls with black & white pictures of our friends and family held on by clothespins. Instead of the traditional wedding cake we went with Stuffed Cupcakes, allowing everyone to choose their own flavor! Our small wedding cake for the groom and I was a simple butter cream cake topped with fresh flowers and custom-made yellow lovebirds found on

The place cards were affixed to the tops of jars of raspberry preserves. Each donned a home made label, and yellow gingham fabric tied on with jute. The ring bearer’s pillow was made of a bed of moss with a tiny nest to hold the rings. The flower girl carried a matching basket woven with moss holding yellow and white petals. With a short time to plan the wedding, I scoured the web gathering ideas we liked, and then made them myself for the custom, homemade look we were going for!

Photographer: Pat Furey Photo

Location: Raritan Inn, Califon, NJ
Caterer: Country Picnic
Wedding Cake | Cupcakes: Stuffed Cupcakes™
Florist: Flowers by The River, Califon, NJ

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Colors: green
Styles: rustic

Lemon and Lime San Diego Wedding Part Deux

We are overjoyed that you stopped by our wedding blog for part deux of Amanda and Jeremy’s San Diego citrus delight. Not only do we have all the lemon lime wedding details for your viewing pleasure, but we also have their wedding film to show you. Captured by seriously talented Nick Bowser of Crafthouse Productions. We must warn you that if you watch this be prepared to shed some major tears. Captured by the incredible La Vie Photography!

Amanda and her sister Amy collaborated together to design all the florals and boutonnieres. Possibly they missed there calling as florists? Jeremy and his Dad brewed the beer for all the guests, and I am sure you noticed the utterly adorable custom labels they whipped out that seamlessly blend with their lemon and lime decor. We love those personal DIY touches!

Be sure to grab a tissue and watch Amanda and Jeremy’s wedding film. A special thanks to Danny Roberts of for writing the beautiful music for this movie.

Video: Crafthouse Productions
Make-up: 1011 Make Up

Photography: La Vie Photography
Totes & T-shirts for Bridesmaids: The Wedding Chicks Boutique
Catering: Phils BBQ:
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: Flour Power
Hair: Rissa Johnson from Hyde-Edwards Salon
DJ: Mike Aitken from FM949

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: vintage

Minnesota Lilac and Green Wedding Ideas

Happy Thursday and thank you for visiting our little wedding blog. We are thrilled to share with you a little Minnesota wedding from one of our very own preferred vendors, Geneoh Photography. Jamie is a event coordinator for USA Hockey and Ryan is a forward for the Edmonton Oilers.

They met in college and from the very beginning Ryan knew Jamie was going to be his wife, super love when that happens. They got married at Noerenberg Gardens and had there reception at grandparents house on Lake Minnetonka.

From The Bride

We wanted to show all of our guests why we love Minnesota so much. Why we call Lake Minnetonka home. So we did just that. We had and outdoor tent party. We catered Famous Dave’s because Ryan wanted ribs, chicken, salmon, mashed potatoes and vegetables. I didn’t want the typical red and white checked barbecue so I rented white ceramic platters, bowls, and stainless steel serving utensils from Apres and made it an eloquent summer barbecue. We had family and friends fly in from all over the U.S. and Canada. To honor our Canadian relatives, the Canadian National Anthem was played during fireworks. I cut and glued Canadian Maple Leafs on all the clothes pins that held the seating cards. We also hung a Canadian flag on the flag pole outside my parent’s house.

I am a perfectionist so my wedding was all about little details. We had a week of time line and a day of schedule. Everything ran on time and we were even ahead of schedule. Green maple leafs, hockey pucks as table numbers (spray painted sliver with green ribbons and green table numbers), decorated bathrooms, fans at the ceremony in case guests got hot, great food, a DJ that knows how to keep the party going.

I wouldn’t change anything about our Wedding. Ryan let me make it everything I could have dreamed of. Most of the day was a surprise for him, I didn’t involve or waste his time in the little decisions. And at the end of the night he pulled me aside, kissed me and said thank you for making this the best day of my life, I have dreamed about our wedding for a long time and you blew my dreams away and made this day so much more than what I ever could have imagined.

Photography: Geneoh Photography

Day of Wedding Planner: Ispiri Events
Cake and Dessert Table: Buttercream Wedding Cakes
Ice Tables: A1 Rental
Portable Bathrooms: Jimmy’s Johnny’s
Spraying for Mosquitoes: Mosquito Squad

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: garden

San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Wedding

Monica and Patrick were married at The Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco. The original 1907 style architecture still embodies elements of the nautical history of San Francisco in its heyday, its plush, stylish decor nestles guests in an accommodating, stimulating environment that is both modern and comforting. Since Patrick went to the Maritime academy, it only made sense to update the style of the wedding to nautical theme with vintage flair.

Monica daunted a flirty tea length Melissa Sweet Dress along with a pair of satin navy blue peep toe pumps. Love the tea length gown it looks adorable on her don’t you think? Captured by Larissa Cleveland Photography.

Photographer: Larissa Cleveland Photography
Wedding Location: the luxury Argonaut Hotel, in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco
Bride’s Attire: Melissa Sweet
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Flowers: Natalini Flowers by Crispy
Cake: Montclair Baking
Hair: Karen Corbett and Rachel Bollinger from Images Hair Design
Makeup: Taryn Warren
Entertainment: Denon & Doyle Disc Jockey Company
Videographer: IQ Videography
Invitations: Kavamore Press

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Colors: blue, green
Styles: classic

DIY Lime Green & Navy Blue Wedding

Our next wedding took place in Washington at the historical Red Barn Farms. It has been in the Meyer family for over 100 years, but recently renovated into a rustic and elegant wedding venue. The 1903 timber-frame barn is the focal point and magical in the evening with the glow of soft light. An ideal spot for WA rustic barn yard wedding.

Betsy, the bride, did absolutely everything herself (with the help of her friends) or at least had the idea for those unique touches.  She made the groom’s ring, flower arrangements, bouquets, centerpieces, candy table, tulle ceiling adornment (which made tossing the bouquet a little difficult), photobooth (decorated with family photos). She dyed her own slip blue (something blue!), chose the boys’ socks, and after not being able to find a chandelier that matched what she wanted, she made that herself as well. Talk about a DIY bride and of course a special thanks to Matt Shumate Photography.

Photography: Matt Shumate Photography
Wedding Venue: Red Barn Farms in Colton, WA

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Colors: blue, green
Styles: rustic

NYC Queens County Farm Wedding

Before we dive into the wedding, we have to share with you that Melanie is wearing her something blue wedding gown designed by Project Runway’s leanne marshall. How fun is that? Thanks to Heather Espana Photography for sharing this laid-back wedding with us.

About the day, in the bride’s words:
“David and I aren’t very formal people, so we set out to have a sweet, silly, homegrown, do-it-together wedding. we were married at queens county farm museum, which is one of our favorite places; it’s the only working farm within new york city limits, and it was the perfect mix of rural and urban for our laid-back wedding.

Below is a list of all the DIY’s that Melanie and David did for their wedding.

veil & bridesmaid’s flower fascinator
favors (we wrapped chocolates with patterned paper & made heart cutouts)
guest book (i took a leather photo album, glued tiny envelopes into it, and guests were asked to leave us notes on small cards, which are now tucked into the envelopes)
napkins (we used striped, herringbone-patterned bar mops)
flowers (my sister rebecca did all of the bridesmaids’ bouquets & reception flowers on the morning of… phew!
eating tags, flags, table numbers (made using great patterned paper found at paper source, kate’s paperie and paper mojo)

Paloma’s Nest is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of the Wedding Chicks.

photography: Heather Espana Photography
dress – leanne marshall
veil & bridesmaid’s hair flower – one little dove (though technically DIY!)
shoes – shannon britt
necklace – j.crew
venue – queens county farm museum
catering – luigi’s
cake – veniero’s
bouquet & boutonniere – nicolette camille floral design
bride’s hair & makeup – chris newburg
cake topper – BROOKLYNrehab on etsy
ring dish – paloma’s nest

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Colors: green
Styles: rustic

Palm Springs Wedding At The O’Donnell House

Anna and Brandon live in snowy Canada and wanted to have a wedding filled with sunshine. The obvious choice would be Palm Springs, where the sun is rarely shy and the skies are always blue.

They settled on The O’Donnell House for their wedding venue. What makes The O’Donnell House a little different than a boutique hotel is that offer two different large houses that you can stay in and hold your wedding and reception. Nestled against a mountainside in the heart of Old Palm Springs Village, this makes a more intimate desert wedding. Thanks to JAC Photography for sharing this desert wedding with us. Take note of all the exquisite flower designed by Luna Salomon. We especially love the anemone wedding bouquet and birch trees used as vases. Everything is simple yet elegant.

Photography: JAC Photography
Venue: O’Donnell House
Florist: Luna Salomon, Arrangements Floral & Party Designs
Hair and Make up: Brien o’ Brien Salon
Placecards, Menus, Table Numbers, and Tags: Papeterie

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Colors: green, orange
Styles: classic

Palm Springs Wedding Filled With Vintage Charm

First off we have to admit we are in love with Mi Belle Photography! They really do have something special going on!

I am guessing that is why Chris and Allison choose Mi Belle Photography to shoot their hip Palm Springs Wedding. They tied the knot at the famous Colony Palms Hotel Palm Springs. Originally dubbed The Colonial House by reputed mobster owner Al Wertheimer, the Spanish Colonial style hotel began receiving guests in 1936 featuring plenty of sunshine, a good night’s rest, as well as a legendary underground speakeasy and brothel. Sounds like risky business to us.

Indulge in the the rest of Chris and Allison’s wedding and read on for some of their steal worthy ideas.

Allison’s adorable shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell, who I am personally a huge fan of. These particular shoes have a retro 40s flair with a little slice of a sparkling color to add a dash of drama. Known as the Quartz Platform and retail for $159.

If you are loving the bridesmaid dresses and wondering were you can snag those up for your maids they are actually BCBG. Allison added brooches to the bridesmaid dresses to complete that vintage look and feel. She actually picked them up at the Long Beach Flea market.

Another super cute wedding idea is their vintage postcard wedding menus created by PEAK a Boo Design. The postcards include guest seating on the right and the wedding menu on the left. A custom postmark was created especially for Allison and Christopher. Allison selected a vintage Palm Springs graphic for the front of the postcard. Such a fun and creative way to tie in all that is Palm Springs. You can purchase these vintage post card menus here.

Photography: Mi Belle Photography
Location: Colony Palms Hotel Palm Springs
Allison’s Dress: Alvina Valenta
Hair: Aaren Mckinney
Makeup: Sydney Rucker, Cos Bar at El Paseo
Suits: J Lindberg
Flowers: Arrangements Floral & Party Designs
Cupcakes: Over the Rainbow Cupcakes
Vintage Postcard Menus: PEAKaBooDesign

Etsy Finds
Hair comb: RomancingTheBling
Earrings: belcanto
Bracelet: frasapeas
Veil: simplebeautyveils
Program & table stationery: yinvivo

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Colors: green
Styles: vintage

Costa Rica Wedding From Jose Villa Photography Part II

Before we embark upon part deux of our Costa Rica wedding from Jose Villa, we have to share with you that there will be a part III to this delightful destination wedding. So please stick around to see all of this island beauty.

Even thought Alex and Akil were far from home, they creatively customized their destination wedding with the help of Tropical Occasions.

Color: Hues of orange and greens where sprinkled throughout the wedding decorations
Native: Costa Rica is know for their coffee, so tying it into their decor was a perfect fit. They chose to use hurricane vases filled with coffee beans and candles.
Non Traditional: Bright green limes were used as escort cards.
Ambiance: Miniature lanterns held by a small orange ribbons hung in the lounge space for a romantic vibe.

Stay tuned there will be so much more to enjoy!

Jose Villa is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Weddings Chicks.

If you are planning on a Costa Rica destination wedding we have some wonderful vendors that you should check out. Click here to visit our Costa Rica wedding vendors.

Event Planning: Tropical Occasions
DJ  & Rentals: Luna Rentals & DJ serives

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Colors: green, orange
Styles: beach

Costa Rica Wedding From Jose Villa Photography Part I

First off we have to give a special shout out to the Groom, Akil Bennet, who happens to be a Wedding Chicks photographer in Houston, TX.

Akil wanted nothing but the best for his tropical island getaway. So, of course, he enlisted fine art wedding photographer Jose Villa to capture his Costa Rica wedding after attending one of Jose’s workshops. Besides choosing the wedding photographer Alex, the bride, planned 100% of the wedding with assistance from Tropical Occasions. She wanted Akil to be surprised with this breath taking island event.

If you are planning a Costa Rica wedding be sure to take note of the weather. There is no real summer or winter in Costa Rica and the rainy season here lasts from May to November, with the months of December through April having little to no rain and September and October being the heaviest rain period. As far as heat goes the coolest months of the year are November, December and January. The months March through May are the hottest months of the year.

Be sure to stay tuned later today we will be showcasing more of this seriously beautiful couple.

Stay tuned there will be so much more to enjoy!

Jose Villa is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Weddings Chicks.

If you are planning on a Costa Rica destination wedding we have some wonderful vendors that you should check out. Click here to visit our Costa Rica wedding vendors.

Event Planning: Tropical Occasions
DJ & Rentals: Luna Rentals & DJ serives

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Colors: green, orange
Styles: beach

Connecticut Backyard Wedding

Spring is in the air the flowers are blooming and the sun in shining. So, it seemed appropriate to share a few fun cheery backyard wedding ideas with you.

Megan and Hugh both went to University of Oregon, thus the  bright yellow and green color scheme. The cake topper was actually a vintage hand me down from Megan’s parents to make it all the more special. Their favorite four legged friend, Bosley was the inspiration behind their signature cocktail. This light and airy backyard wedding was all captured by IRIS Photography

Photography: IRIS Photography
Venue: Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme CT

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: handmade

Altadena Town & Country Club Wedding

We love all that is soft, romantic and ohh so pretty!

So it seems only fitting to share this wedding with you captured by the ever so talented Picotte Photography. A classic country club wedding at the beautiful Altadena Town & Country Club, which is located in Los Angeles, California. The bride looks glamorous in her Mori Lee Gown accented by a romantic veil that was custom designed by Stitches by Reene. The entire day comes is filled with elegance and beauty.

Los Angeles wedding photographer, Picotte Photography is a proud member and preferred member of The Wedding Chicks.

Venue & Catering:  Altadena Town & Country Club
Cake: Cocoa Bakery
Makeup & Hair: Nicole Bolin
Custom Veil: In Stitches by Reene 310.659.1555
Bouquet: Angeline Nieto – Gelsons
Tuxes: Calvin Klein
Program & Menu Design: Bride & Groom
Cello Soloist: Teri Meyer Music

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Colors: green, pink
Styles: classic

Lovely Wedding Table Ideas

Here are a few inspirational ideas for your wedding table decor from A Modern Proposal Event Planning! The first is a romantic shabby chic table scape with soft pinks and romantic tones, and the second is an Eco friendly table scape with hues of greens and browns with a definite rustic feel. Both equally great inspiration to get the ideas flowing.

Event Styling: A Modern Proposal Event Planning who is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.
Photography: Andrea Wiseman Photography
Cattleya Chic Inc: Katrina George

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Colors: green
Styles: vintage

Tropical Hawaiian Wedding

Did you know that one of Amy’s favorite places in the world is Hawaii? Just a fun Wedding Chick fact!

Callaway Gable shared with us Matt and Heather’s tropical love story.

Matt and Heather were married at a private beachfront home in Wailea on the island of Maui in Hawaii. They were originally going to be married at the Hoku Lani Estate next to the famous Keawalai Church (built in 1855 and made of 3 foot thick lava rock) but were forced to relocate venues just weeks before their wedding! Luckily, Matthew’s brother, Ryan, a Hollywood producer, pulled some strings and secured his friend’s beautiful beachfront home, just minutes from the Four Seasons, and on Makena Beach. How Lucky were they?

Heather converted to Matthew’s faith, Judaism. So, it was a traditional Jewish ceremony against a breathtaking back drop. We also want to make a special mention that the above paper goodies were handmade Coral Save The Dates, mailed to guests in box. A keepsake and wonderful idea.

Callaway Gable an LA, wedding photography studio is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Event Planning: Tammy Ash Perkins of First Class Events
Dress: Monique Lhuillier

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Colors: blue, green
Styles: beach

Organic Backyard DIY Wedding

Lauren and Keanan had an organic wedding in the lovely Minnesota. Held at the Round Barn Farm! Where old fashioned American and European ambiance meet in a 3-story bracketed country manor farm home, just outside Red Wing Minnesota. That sounds lovely doesn’t it?

Shared with us by the utterly lovely Emily Steffen Photography who might I add is delightful.

MN Photographer Emily Steffen Photography is a proud member and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks.

Ceremony & Reception site: Round Barn Farm, Red Wing MN –
Dress: Nicole Miller
Bridesmaid Dress: JCrew
Florist: Roger Beck
Band/DJ: Alpensterne German Polka Band
Caterer: Chowgirls

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: garden

Santa Barbara Shabby Chic Wedding

Paul Von Rieter always shares ultra fabulous weddings with us. Like this Hollywood Stunner or this MTV star’s wedding. Both amazingly wonderful weddings.

Gianna (one of our super talented coordinators from Chic Celebrations) and Gary dish all of the details on their barn yard wedding. Read on…

“We had another venue already booked, and just out of curiosity stopped into Eucalyptus Lane one weekend. It was love at first sight. Gary and I both wanted something that was a little rustic and a little shabby chic and this was exactly what we envisioned. I wanted lots of whites to lighten the inside of the barn and greens to accent the property’s lush gardens. Jocelyn, at A Beautiful Day Production could almost read my mind, and brought to life what I spent so much time trying to explain. Aged julep cups and birds’ nests exuded the rustic romance Gary and I were looking for. March weather is always tricky so I wanted to make sure guests were covered at the ceremony either way. Fresh lemonade if it was hot and pashminas if it was cold.”

“The ceremony took place in front of the herb garden gates on the property and the reception moved over to the barn. A close friend who is also an ordained minister married us, it was so personal and hilarious. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Von Rieter rocked the photography, the candids from him are so heartwarming and show how happy we all were at that moment. It started to drizzle just as we made our grand entrance.”

Scroll down to read more details from Gianna.

“The menu complimented the venue with tri-tip, jalapeno macaroni and cheese, and warm cornbread. A guest was able to pick up the cake and cupcakes from our favorite Orange County bakery, French’s, the same bakery that did the bride’s parents wedding almost 30 years ago. The drink tables, bars and buffets were made from old barrels and reclaimed doors. Brilliant!”

“And in lieu of a gift table we used an old wheelbarrow. Nicole, who works with me at Chic Celebrations, was incredible. The wedding-planner in me never even had a chance to kick in. I felt like a guest the whole entire night, a rarity. Classic Cuts kept the party going all night, the last dance was Purple Rain by Prince (one of Gary’s favorites) and had every guest singing their heart out. The night was amazing, it truly sparkled. I still have guests tell me that it truly felt like they were in the back woods somewhere in the South. Perfect, exactly what we were going for.”

Paul Von Rieter and Chic Celebrations are both preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Photographers: Paul Von Rieter
Florist: A Beautiful Day
Event Coordination/Design: Chic Celebrations
Caterer: Command Performance
Entertainment: Classic Cuts DJs
Cake/Cupcakes: French’s Bakery, Newport Beach
Venue: Eucalyptus Lane, Ventura, CA (no longer open for business)
Invitations/Stationery/Candy Buffet: Gianna of Chic Celebrations

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: handmade

Purple Fairytale Wedding

I know we have seen a lot of Alice in Wonderland shoots, but this one has a purple spin and we know you all love purple. So we had to share. (; I’m also a sucker for a Rivini Gown.

Read on to hear from the creative team!
A darling “Welcome to our Wonderland” sign hung from a tree in the entrance of the garden. The sign was created using hand white-washed wood that was laser etched with Victorian graphics.

Lindsey Luxa of Dragonfly Custom Design created the invitation suite. Once opened, an antique pewter key gives you a hint that you are in for something magical. Lindsey nestled the beautiful invitation in a silk box constructed of deep purple and iridescent green silks. The body of the invitation was set on a deep purple silk pad with a layer of iridescent green silk, natural fiber paper and dark purple paper. To further tie it into Alice in Wonderland, she used subtle clocks and teapot imagery. Guests are also reminded, “Don’t be late for a Very Important Date”.

A garden tea party underneath a rooftop peppered with manzanita branches, crystals and orchids is right up my alley. For our Alice in Wonderland Photo Shoot, we were so inspired by our environment that we decided to bring the natural elements of the garden not only onto the table but above the table as well. In addition to our organic chandelier, we created an natural structure made of driftwood, intense purple hydrangea clusters and ivory roses paved along the edge. For our charming setting, we scoured all over Miami to find unique vintage tea sets. Mixing and matching sets adds so much character to a table – perfect for a bohemian chic vibe. To top it off, we set an antique pendulum clock indicating the table number for that Alice in Wonderland touch.

Venue: Pinecrest Gardens
Florals, Design and Styling: Luxe Fete
Photography: Ambrosio Photography
Dress: Chic Parisien Bridal
Accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces
Paper Suite: Dragonfly Custom Design
Cake: Dominique Beckers (954-849-0588)
Catering: Shiraz Events
Couture Linen and Furniture: Nuage Designs
Groom’s Suit: Alexander Nash

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: theme

Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas

Here are some lovely eco friendly wedding tips and tricks form The Good Life Special Events! If you are DIY bride are looking for a more eco conscience wedding ideas you must read on.

Our inspiration: Vintage print press blocks were our primary inspiration for styling this woodsy design in a tropical setting. The intention was to give brides and grooms a glimpse into a sweet and unique woodland wedding soiree in coastal Southern California. By playing with more muted tones of moss, khaki, and chocolate, we kept the look of this luncheon wedding reception lush but brought in bright and cheery pops of color with the gold brocade napkins and bright pink button flowers in our apothecary jars.

DIY: It’s amazing what you can do with moss and twigs! We filled our apothecary jars with cushiony moss and smooth river stones and stood pink button flower branches and twigs upright as if they were growing up from the bottom of the jars. The result was a charming and whimsical centerpiece. We also filled two wooden trays with the same moss and spelled out JOY and LOVE with our vintage print press blocks for an unexpected touch.

Whimsical touches: Momental Designs whipped up some lovely paper goods that emitted that true woodland feeling. With velvet chocolate ribbon, hand painted menus and place cards, and a gorgeous watercolor table number, our bride and groom oohed and aahed at the finishing touches.

The attire: Our gorgeous bride stunned in a vintage gray frock from Queue – we wanted to style her and our groom a little differently to showcase alternative wedding wear options. The ruffles, her sash, and that breathtaking tone were the perfect partner to our groom’s sisal suit from Tommy Bahama.

Using your imagination: When dreaming up your wedding vision, be sure to stay true to you and your fiancè. Draw inspiration from your surroundings; this could be your home, the town you live in, or your favorite place to visit. If you love camping and hiking, pipe in bits of natural settings (like with moss or stones). If you long for the beach, use simple shell accents in your engagement party or reception details. Tying in subtle hints here and there will help to keep your wedding unique and special to you. Use your imagination and get creative with your centerpieces. Sometimes the most beautiful designs are so simple.

The The Good Life Special Events are wedding planners and event designers in the San Diego area and are preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Event Design: The Good Life Special Events
Photography: Llanes Weddings
Stationery goods: Kristy Rice from Momental Designs
Bride’s attire: Bella Bridesmaid in La Jolla, Queue Colette dress in vintage gray, $420:
Groom’s attire: Tommy Bahama La Jolla
Hair and Makeup by Char Sanchez
Linens: Wildflower Linen
The location: The Catamaran Resort, San Diego

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Colors: brown, green
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A Real New Jersey Wedding

Our first Real Wedding of the week is straight from Jersey. Shared with us by Dinofa Photography. We fell in love with them way back when we featured them in one of our free table numbers and menu downloads style boards.

I know that you love purple, and this wedding has touches of it here and there and pretty much everywhere. Jamie and Tony were married at the gorgeous Saint Thomas at Villanova Chapel followed by a lovely reception at the historic Cairnwood Mansion in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. You are going to gush over Jamie’s hairpiece which was custom created by her seamstress, Lori Matthews of Havertown, PA. It compliments her vintage style wedding dress designed by the dreamy Jim Hjelm!

South Jersey Wedding Photography: Dinofa Photography

Wedding Ceremony: Saint Thomas at Villanova Chapel
New Jersey Reception: Cairnwood Mansion
Grooms Suit was Ralph Lauren from Mens Wearhouse
Grooms Purple tie was from a boutique in Philadelphia called Andrew’s Ties
Vintage Styled Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm
Bride’s Purple Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Bridesmaids Shoes: David’s Bridal
PA Wedding Flowers: Carl Alan Ltd. of PA
PA Wedding DJ: Matt Blank at Synergetic Sounds
PA wedding Cake: Van Earls

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: vintage

Costa Rica Destination Wedding

Remember yesterday when we shared with you those spectacular vintage invites from Jenn Lane? Well … here is Jenn and Daniel’s DIY Costa Rica Wedding. They wanted their entire wedding from start to finish to be incredibly unique. Staring off with a destination wedding in Costa Rica.

With family and friends by their side they spent a whirlwind week relaxing and exploring the rain forest. Thanks to Jenn and her talented photographer, Rachel Nicole for sharing this tropical delight with us.

Steal this idea!

What a lovely idea to have your wedding party sign the bottom of your bridal shoes. It might be a crafty idea to place them in a shadow box with other wedding memories to have as a keepsake of your special day.

Jenn and Daniel had some unique twists to their wedding ceremony. Her Mom and Grandmother walked her down the aisle to “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison. They read the love letters that they wrote to each.  Those letters were on their wedding invitations that they sent to their guests. Instead of a unity candle, they mixed paint, and stood on canvas to make footprints. They ended the ceremony by washing each others feet and then finally sealing the deal with a kiss.

Photography: Rachel Nicole Photgraphy
Stationary: Jenn Lane
Wedding Location: Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
Hotel: Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Florist: Costa Brava Flowers
Jewelry: White House Black Market
Shoes: Ann Taylor

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Colors: green
Styles: beach

San Luis Opisbo Farmhouse Wedding

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Since I went to school in San Luis Obispo it will always hold a special place in my heart. I have not been back there in many years but, seeing our next wedding made me miss the good old SLO days. If you are up for a scenic drive on California Highway 1 is the Central Coast is quite picturesque and super romantic. Just like the real wedding of Dan and Michelle.

Brandon Kidd Photography was incredibly sweet to share this with us. I am super in love with his unique style and approach to wedding photography. He is super delicious.

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Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography

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New York Wedding At The Mandarin Oriental

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Who is ready for a classic NYC wedding?

Jen Huang Photography was so sweet to share this gem of a wedding with us. Laura and Jordyn, who were married at PerSe at the Time Warner Center at Columbus circle. What a venue to have a wedding.

PerSe looks simply amazing. For events of 8 guests or more, they offer two private dining rooms. A dedicated event team, which will be on hand from the beginning of the planning until the time your guests depart. To top it off they even offer a selection of carefully chosen parting gifts for your guests. Such as, an assortment of  Macarons. I am ready to dine at PerSe.

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The stunning flowers were by Saipua who always does a stellar job. Simple and elegant bud vases scattered throughout the event. I have always been kinda in love with Saipua, along with all the other wedding blogs.

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The Vera Wang dress, Christian Louboutin wedding shoes look beautiful on Laura. So stylish! So New York!

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Guests were invited to sit at tables marked by bottles of vintage wines. According to Jen this elegant wedding was, “so classic New York!”

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Jen Huang Photography is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Jen Huang Photography
tel: 347.323.5736

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Budget Friendly Bird Themed Wedding

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The ever so hip and stylish Paige + Blake shared with us this hip staged shoot. Filled to the brim with fabulous budget friendly wedding ideas. Purchasing all their lovely goodies over at Ebay and Esty to keep costs down.

The Bride’s dress, shoes and stalkings were purchased on eBay and her shoulder wrap was provided by the Etsy shop, RomancingJuliet. Who sells amazing ring pillows, bird cage card holders and other fabulous wedding goodies.

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The beautiful invitations and programs were created by Sanskrips inc,

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The entire bridal party looks incredibly cutting-edge. The bridesmaid’s wore heather gray dresses from Target, over mustard tee’s from forever 21. For that extra pop the girls wore kelly green tights. Also from forever 21.

The groomsman’s outfits were super simple. A basic fresh white dress shirt paired with black slacks. The key to the outfit is the kelly green suspenders purchased from Amazon.

I love all the hues of greens and yellows used in the floral arrangements. Splendid Sentiments and Designs did a stellar job. Especially on the bridal bouquet, filled with billy buttons, yellow tulips and other spring floral delights. This yellow and green bouquet is not only gorgeous but incredibly stylish.

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The fantastically fun little bird pins on the bridesmaid dresses and the groomsman’s suspenders were created by Maisey Handmade, and the felt flower clips in the ladies hair were created by Whimsical Accessories. Both of course, Etsy stores.

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Crafty Paige + Blake also made the ladies’ bird rings from supplies purchased at Micheal’s.

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Do you love all the artistic chalkboard signs? They were made by Paige + Blake with scrap wood at home depot, chalk board paint, sandpaper and chalk. It sounds incredibly easy to make!

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The Cake is actually a prop cake and was created by CaramiaCakes over at Etsy. You can use one of her beautiful cakes as a display and either server a delicious sheet cake or cupcakes to guests. This is a great money saving tip.

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Paige + Blake are referred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.
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Invitations: Sanskrips inc
Flowers: Splendid Sentiments and Designs
Accessories: Maisey Handmade & Maisey Handmade
Bird Cage Card Holder & Ring pillow: RomancingJuliet
Cake: CaramiaCakes
Hair: Marinda Rykowski
Makeup: Kacee Geoffery

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: theme

Ponte Vedra Beach Florida Wedding

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Aside from the insanely great color combination of navy and green we love today’s lovely classic wedding that Forever By Kylene Photography shared with us.

Rick and Stacey were married in Ponte Vedra Beach at the The Marriott Hotel at Sawgrass. Everything always seems a bit sunnier and happier in Florida, doesn’t it?

Some favorite touches of the day were the green apples that Rick and Stacey incorporated into their look and feel along with insanely cute navy blue bridesmaid dresses. Who does not love a Palomas Nest wedding ring holder. I am more than confident these should be a mandatory staple at every wedding. Such a keep sake.

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Forever By Kylene is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

tel: 904.923.3977
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Ceremony & Reception: The Marriott Hotel at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Flowers and all decor: the incredible Heather Ivy
Cake: Laura McCowan
Makeup artist: the amazing Jenny Knight (904)866-6063
Hair stylist: Justine at The Spa at Tre Salon
Disc Jockey: Joel from Progressive Entertainment

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Colorado Backyard Garden Wedding

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We love a backyard wedding!

Leila Khali from Inspired By This shared with us this charming Colorado backyard wedding with us. Kate and Drew were married at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado and then they were off to Kate’s parents backyard where they held their shabby chic wedding reception. Complete with a  New Orleans s style band. Jared Wilson Photography did an outstanding job documenting this Colorado Wedding.

The entire wedding reception took some careful planning and coordinating in order to get all the guest to the backyard. Julie of Classic Creations coordinated this entire event and from what we see, it went off flawlessly.

Check out Drew & Kate’s engagement session that Jared took in Kate’s parents backyard as well.

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Alicia of Bella Fiori Events did a ultra mega wonderful job on the floral designs. How incredibly cute are the table numbers? The charming bows that hold the table numbers in place are absolutely adorable.

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Jared Wilson Photography, Intricate Icings, Bella Fiori Events and Classic Creations are all preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Colorado Wedding Cake: Intricate Icings
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Colorado Wedding Event Planning: Classic Creations
tel: 303.471.0082
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Colorado Wedding Photographer: Jared Wilson Photography
tel: 303.916.6409

Colorado Florist: Bella Fiori Events
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Colorado Wedding Event Planner: Classic Creations
Colorado Catering: Catering By Design
Colorado Wedding Makeup: Carissa Beauty
Colorado Calligraphy: Ms. Evette Gold
Colorado Wedding Lighting: TDA Design
Colorado Wedding Music: Jerry Barnett Productions

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A Loomis California Farmhouse Wedding

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Happy Monday Everyone! Boy do we have some special treats for you today.

First off we are going to start with one of the happiest weddings I have ever seen! This wedding is gushing with steal worthy ideas and some down right cheerful colors. The entire wedding has a fireman inspired theme, bright yellow and red details flow throughout the wedding.

We are so thrilled that Tiny Water Photography shared this joyful wedding with us.

Megan and Matt were married in Loomis, California at The Flower Farm. A perfect venue for a farmhouse wedding. Their expansive barn can host up to 200 of your closest friends and family for a good old fashion ho down. The impressive wooden beams and graceful leaf-accented chandeliers is a more than perfect venue for that shabby chic farmhouse wedding of your dreams.

We also would love for you to check out this Miami Wedding Tiny Water sent us… so cute.

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Megan’s Dad custom made this wooden Matt hearts Megan sign with his handy chainsaw. This is going to look utterly perfect in their living room to remember their special day.

Are you swooning over Megans’s dress?

It was designed by Lena Medoyeff Bridal Couture. In order to spice up her look she wore a white sash for the ceremony and a cheerful yellow for the reception. Love mixing it up a bit to add some flavor to your look.

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How perfect do the bridesmaid look?

All of the ladies were dressed in yellow lemon sundresses from Anthropologie. I adore the dresses, but I think the best part of their look was they all wore different cherry colored high heels to complete their look. From red espadrilles to red wedges, so incredibly cute.

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Yep, that is a 1932 Le France firetruck! Styled with fireman accessories and flower boxes. How awesome is that?

Do you love Megans’s bridal bouquet. Wrapped with white ribbon and detailed with tiny significant charms makes this one of the most detailed wedding bouquets I have seen in quite some time.

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Rolls of water hoses where used as aisle runners, continuing on with the fireman inspired wedding ideas. How clever is that?

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Guests names and table numbers were hand written on an array of brightly colored flowers and placed in a box of grass so they knew exactly where to sit. The creativity involved and the attention to detail goes on and on.

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There will be so much more to see of this wedding over at Tiny Water Photography! They are preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks. For more San Francisco Wedding Vendors Click Here.


tel: 415.513.5761

Wedding Dress: Lena Medoyeff Bridal Couture
Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein
Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropologie
Make up: Jill Briggs
Venue: Flower Farm
Flowers: Rebecca M. Botelho
DJ: Sonny G. of Exquisite Events & Entertainment
Caterer: Randy Peters Catering
Day of Wedding Coordination: Platnium Planning
Paper Goods: Megan Desideri of Dezi Designs

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Traditional Beach Wedding From Linda Chaja

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We are huge fans of Linda Chaja Photography, she is one of the few photographers that still shoots in film and truly understands the meaning of pretty. So, when I stumbled upon this soft and lovely wedding I immediately asked her to share it with us.

As you will see this wedding is bursting with beautiful details thanks to Katy, the gorgeous bride. Katy also happens to be a talented event planner in Los Angeles.

Her wedding planning story is below if you were looking for some insider tips on how to plan the perfect wedding read on to learn her story. Katy shares pretty much every fantastic detail of her wedding.

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Katy’s & Camron’s Story:

Santa Barbara, CA is one of our absolute favorite places, and Camron proposed to me on the beach there, so it only made sense to bring all of our family and friends there for a Fourth of July destination wedding!

We chose Rincon Beach Club as our venue, which is located in the quaint town of Carpinteria, just south of Santa Barbara. Our ceremony was held on the beach just before sunset, underneath a custom-built bamboo arch with hanging floral arrangements and crystals that sparkled in the sun.  We chose a decidedly un-beachy color palette of varying shades of moss and sage green with white, and our amazing florist used tons of different white flowers like dahlias, lisianthus, and my favorite, scabiosas, mixed in with succulents and many different kinds of greenery.

I have a wedding planning and design company, so the little details are very important to me. I am very much a do-it-yourselfer, so the months leading up to our wedding were spent making things like the hand-painted wooden sign that hung on the large driftwood “tree” at the entrance to the beach, and the petal cones that hung on the chairs filled with white rose petals for our guests to toss after the ceremony.

I recycled the border motif from our letterpressed RSVP cards that were returned by our guests to make the decorative top of the ceremony programs (which were lovingly assembled by my amazing bridesmaids!). I had a few custom rubber stamps made and used those to make embossed tags that were tied on pretty much everything, like the paper parasols for the ceremony and the flip-flops my mother-in-law bought for the guests to change into to walk on the beach.

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Our guests were transported from the beach ceremony to the reception at the beach club by a traditional Santa Barbara trolley. I made moss-covered initials to hang on the large wood doors to the beach club, and our guests were greeted by champagne and a steel drum band as they entered the reception. The garden courtyard of the beach club had white paper lanterns strung overhead, and dinner was served there under the stars. My mother and I made moss green pin-tucked silk runners for the tables, and I used tons of silver mercury glass votive holders on the tables around low floral arrangements and wrought-iron centerpieces with hanging candleholders.

Green Table Setting

The food at Rincon Beach Club was wonderful, and our guests are still raving about the tri-tip!  Our four-tiered cake  (two tiers of coconut cake with fresh coconut cream filling and two tiers of chocolate cake with vanilla cream filling and fresh raspberries) topped with a Swarovski crystal monogram I made, was also a big hit with our guests.

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In lieu of traditional favors, we chose to create a candy buffet, and our guests took home tons of green and white treats in white take-out containers tied with our embossed custom tags.

We had such an amazing time celebrating with so many family members and friends who traveled so far to be with us!

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Linda Chaja Photography

Photography: Linda Chaja Photography {A preferred member of The Wedding Chicks}

Event Design: Katy Carrier Events
Florist: Joey Molina of CANA Flowers
Letterpress:  Glidewell Press
Cake: Christine of  Dahl Pastries
Wedding Dress:  Maggie Sottero “Lavina”
Bridesmaids: Dessy
Hair and Make-up: Spring Quintel, Seattle, WA
Trolley: Santa Barbara Trolley Co.
Music (guitarist, steel drum band and DJ): AMS Entertainment

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Classic Wedding From Lane Dittoe

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Happy Monday!

Lane Dittoe is definitely bringing pretty back! Along with a fabulous list of vendors this classic wedding will doubt be an inspiration spring board. Hues of mint green and soft grays filled the day thanks to Joyful Weddings and Events. They always seem to go above and beyond in the design department.

I have to throw out a nod to the florist, I am a sucker for Anemones in a wedding bouquet. There is something so magical about the little white flower with the black center.

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Do you love the Ynes and Ryan name sign? Of course it was hand made by Joyful Weddings and Events. The incredible cake was baked with love by none other than the spectacular Sweet and Saucy Shop. Always a crowd pleaser.

The bud vases surrounding the cake with an array of white flowers looks simple yet stunning. A perfect example of divine design.

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Photographer: amy squires and co.
Coordinator: Joyful Weddings and Events
Cake: My Sweet and Saucy
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper
Flowers: The Treasured Petal
Lanterns: Classic Party Rental

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Montana Wedding From Harrison Studio

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Happy Monday! For most of our readers it is Thanksgiving week so happy holiday week to all of you as well. Our first Real Wedding was sent to us by the ever so talented Harrison Studio located in Michigan.

This creek side wedding took place in Missoula, Montana. The entire wedding was planned in 5 weeks. The original venue was supposed to be in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But, due to the swine flu a change of plans was in order. As you can see from the super cute invite below.

Not too shabby for such short notice, right?

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tel: 616.855.6436

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Fabulous Tid Bits From Lucie’s Weddings & Events

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Lucie’s Events sent us over some great Tuesday morning inspiration. Collaborating with the ever so talented, they came up with some snazzy wedding details. Like the Cigar Bar and the wedding sparkler holders. Pretty cute stuff.

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KK Bloom on Mary Amanda’s wedding collection.

Mary Amanda’s collection was inspired by her love of nature. Birds and trees, a must have!

We incorporated custom wax seals, postage stamps, and a custom printed pen to write on the RSVP card to round out some of the elements for such a unique piece. To show off the art work, we used clear envelopes to maximize the impact for the delight of her guests.

A beautiful event held at The Barr Mansion. Mary and Ross first met by way of mutual friends that had been dating at the time. Mary had flown in from New York to go on Lake Travis with her friend Kristin, but had nothing to do afterwards and wanted to see Austin. Ross and his good friend Andy picked the girls up from Carlos n Charlies, the place where romance blossoms. Mary soon packed up her bags and moved from NYC. The rest you could say is now wedded bliss!

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What KK Bloom says about the cigar bar.

This was a fun and exciting way to entertain their guests. With Honduran cigars, Romeo Y Julieta, Casa Blanca, Sancho Panza and many samplers, there was a myriad to choose from.

We carried some fonts and some of the graphic elements from her invitation to bring a cohesive theme to all the added elements. Mary Amanda and Ross’s invites are below. KK Bloom did an amazing job.

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Lucie’s weddings & events
tel: 800.764.9165
lucie’s weddings & events is a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and serves Orange County and Los Angeles areas.
Wedding Photography: Sarah Q Photography

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Missouri Indie Wedding By Hawes Photography

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Good Afternoon! I love a good glass of wine, so a wedding at a winery is right up my ally. The artistic Hawes Photography sent us this Vineyard Missouri Wedding. Julie and Tommy had a very casual yet hip wedding at Chandler Hill Winery in Defiance, MO. I love the artistic feeling the photos portray along with the exuberant amount of love that is flying out of each photo. A truly magical day!

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I wanted to make sure you caught a glimpse at the ohh so stylish groomsman. They all have different funky ties on that some how make a cohesive look and feel. Another little detail I thought was great was they all appear to be wearing TOMS SHOES. If you read my post earlier it is a great earth friendly alternative.Love it.

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Adore the succulents, a great alternative to the traditional flower arrangement. Plus everyone can take them home as a perfect memento of the beautiful day.

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Photography: Hawes Photography & Design

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Denver Wedding By Karie Mclain

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Some wonderful green and brown fall ideas from Karie Mclain Photography for you today. Carrie and Ben where married in Beaver Creek Colorado at Saddleridge. High in the mountains under skies of blue, Beaver Creek has the cozy, unhurried feel of an Alpine Village. Sun-bathed patios, rustic cabins in aspen groves, romance in the mountain air. Nestled around an intimate square, it is a world away from the world. What a great outdoors, rustic venue!

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As you see Carrie had some cuter than apple pie green wedding shoes and Ben and his groomsman wore Chocolate slip on vans. So cute! The flowers and day of decor look stunning, designed by Plum Sage Flowers. I love the tree stump flower arrangement. Everything ties together effortlessly and matches the venue perfectly. I am sure thanks to Debbie Orwat, from Save the Date Events!

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Photography: Karie Mclain
Location: Saddleridge Beaver Creek Colorado
Coordinator: Debbie Orwat, Save the Date Events
Flowers: Plum Sage Flowers

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Apple Green Wedding Ideas Part II

Thanks for sticking around to see the rest of Ryan and Danielle’s wedding. There are some ideas that you will for sure want to snag.

This wedding was made possible by two of our favorite preferred vendors,  Matthew Morgan and the deliciously sweet, Melody of Sweet & Saucy Shop . Melody always whips together the most insane candy tables. They always look to good to eat.

The exceptionally talented Jesi Haack Weddings was the genius behind the event design. Apple Green Linens and black chiavari chairs set the stage for this super happy event.


Ummm … the chalk board table numbers are so cute!

The event took place at the Red Horse Barn, we hear it is a great Orange County venue. BYO for catering and beverages, which can be actually quite nice if you prefer a certain food or drink.

Check out the cake table! The backdrop to the incredible rustic cake display is white feather boas. How cool is that?

Seriously cute Yo Yos were placed on a table of Green Apples with flash cards. Jesi Haack Weddings, truly did an amazing job of putting together an  inspiring event.

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Are you in love with the Kids’ Tables? Ryan and Danielle’s engagement photos where turned into coloring pages for endless amounts of fun. The juice boxes are such a brilliant idea. Keeping the kids happy and occupied is seriously priceless. I adore that so much effort was put into making the little ones! What a lovely treat.


tel: 949.412.7094

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tel: 714.540.6111

Event Design: Jesi Haack Weddings

Venue: Red Horse Barn

Florist: Kris Delau

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Apple Green Wedding Ideas Part I

Green Wedding Ideas

The ever so talented Matthew Morgan sent us this amazing Orange County Wedding at the Red Horse Barn. The wedding was filled with so many fabulous details that we are going to do a two part post because there is so much to share. Stay tuned for some great ideas including some amazing kid friendly ideas that we love. How incredibly cute are the flower girls?

Green Flower Girl Ideas

Seriously… how adorable is this little guy in his tux and converse?

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Green Wedding Ideas

Photography: Matthew Morgan Photography

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A Calistoga California Wedding By Jesse Leake

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Jesse Leake was so kind to send us Kathy & Justin’s Calistoga, California Wedding. Jesse’s pictures speak for themselves, soft romantic and everything a wedding should be. I love how calm and relaxed this wedding looks. I adore Kathy’s Christian Louboutin’s, a great find for she can definitely wear them again.

Everything seems effortless and perfect. Map Events coordinated this San Fransisco Wedding and Lila B. Design was the florist.

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Photographer: Jesse Leake
Florals: Lila B Design

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Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas by JL Designs

eco friendly wedding ideas

I came across this on JL Designs and just wanted to share with you if you had not seen this already. The theme for the shoot was “eco-chic”…designing in a sustainable way that is easy on the wallet and easy on the environment without sacrificing style. It was for the second issue of the online magazine, utterly engaged! If you have not checked that out you so should. Stephanie Williams Photography is the genius behind the camera. Sweet and Saucy is responsible for the tasty treats. JL Designs has so many incrdible tips on making a stylish eco friendly yet affordable day possible… read on.

eco friendly wedding ideas

For the table scape, they collected vintage vases and milk glass at local thrift stores to be sustainable (and budget-friendly), trying to re-use as much as possible they where then filled them with varying shades of yellow ranunculas, lisianthus, tulips and astilbe…buying flowers as local and domestic as possible helps lessen the gas and emissions used in transporting the flowers from where they are grown…also, by arranging flowers in vases with only water, it reduces the need for floral foam, which is not bio-degradable and takes forever to break down in landfills. That is good to know. I for one did not know that.

eco friendly wedding ideas

The tablescape and bouquets featured local, organic flowers and everlasting flowers carved from balsa wood.

yellow and green wedding ideas

Melody from Sweet and Saucy created this beautiful cake with a homespun feel…going with a butter cream frosting is always less expensive than fondant.By incorporating the cake, desserts and sparkling lemonade bottles into the actual table scape, it lessens the amount of floral needed, saving on costs (and waste)!

eco friendly wedding ideas

eco friendly wedding ideas

The bistro chairs, china and napkins where rented.  JL Designs decided to go a different route with the linens, they popped into a salvation army and found some great ivory sheets for $1.00 each! One even had an adorable eyelet lace border.

JL Designs had an amazing idea to drape all of your tables in vintage floral sheets, making each tablescape slightly different from the next but still keeping with an overall consistent color scheme and feel? JL Designs would LOVE for one of their brides to allow them to do this for her wedding… hint hint. Who ever does this is one smart cookie.

ecofriendly wedding invitations

Printing your invites and stationary on recycled paper earns major brownie points for being “green, ” according to JL Designs. Dlsh Design is responsible for these lovely eco friendly invitations.

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Ethereal Beachside Wedding

beach wedding ideas

You can not get more romantic than a simple ceremony by the waters edge. Offering your guests delicate parasols to shade them from the sun, like the one above. We found at along with the lovely linen calendar a true keepsake to mark an exciting year which you can buy here. The sassy dress is via designed by Jessica Stam and photographed by Craig McDean (2004)

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Jen Huang Photography







We love this wedding shot by Jen Huang Photography the details of the wedding are amazing. Vane, who is also the creator and writer of Brooklyn Bride, was the planner of this wedding. Christina, the bride, wore a lovely gown by Nicole Miller and an orange blossom in her hair. Jack, the groom had Sperm-whale-tooth rings carved by an artist in Mexico. Christina and Jack had to draw circles of their ring sizes on a piece of paper to send to the artist via friends in Mexico! Jen Huang did such an amazing job on shooting the wedding and Vane did an amazing job planning, I love all the wild flowers and small bottles of natural honey. The details where quite lovely.

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Arroyo Trabuco Wedding






Venice’s wedding was complete with a Jim Hjelm dress topped off by a soft plum pair of Christian Louboutin heels.

Photographer: Lane Dittoe
Cake topper: Goose Grease
Cake Stand  Raise the Cake
Makeup by Shannon Rhodes Design Visage

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A special Metropolitan Building in Long Island City was the place for this darling wedding. Loving all the intimate touches. The birds and butterflies so neatly placed across and of course the table numbers… how cute are those. Thank you so much to for sharing.

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Green Apple Photo a Missouri Photographer

Courtney from Green Apple Photo shared some yummy eye candy with us. There are some many more details over at Courtney’s blog that we know you will absolutely love. Neesann had a real vision for her day to a T. Each and every detail was gorgeous and was based around travel from the invitations to the programs and even the table cards! As you all you gals know it is in the details. Thanks so much Courtney for sharing.

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W. Scott Chester Photography

We spotted this wedding over at W. Scott Chester Photography! Which by the way there where so many amazing pictures it was hard for me to choose which ones to show you. The whole thing was pure country magic. The flowers were designed by and as you can see they are simply delightful. Check out the hay stacks whoo hoo this is lovely. Please go and visit W. Scott Chester Photography. You have to see the rest of these stunning photos.

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Heidi and Spencer Wedding … by Feather Love Photography

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We received an email from The Flash Dance this morning and obviously I was all over this one. Only because I have been known to watch a few Hills episodes. Ok more than a few, unlike Noa over at Feather Love Photography, who took these stunning photos. You have to sneak a peek at her blog to see more photos of the event, that was actually quite stylish.

Noa’s story is also rather hilarious o