Handmade Anthropologie Wedding

We are so excited to share Ellen and Tim’s handmade Anthropologie wedding with you. Below is a little note from Ellen about their DIY St. Louis Wedding.

From The Bride:
During my planning, I absolutely loved The Wedding Chicks, and as you’ll probably see in the photos, I did a lot of DIY projects similar to the ones that you feature! My now-husband, Tim, and I really worked hard to create a wedding that felt really “us” and that turned out to have a very shabby chic, vintage, DIY, Anthropologie sort of vibe. To read more from the bride and to see more photos click here.

Photographer: Brea Photography edited by Tim Craft
Venue: Forest Park Visitor Center – Trolley Room
Hair: Stylz Salon
Cake/Desserts: The Cakery
Caterer: Catering St. Louis
Cinematography: Scott Louis + friends and family
Coordinator: Before I Do
DJ: Band: Trilogy
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Floral Design: Bloomin Buckets
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew
Jewelry: BHLDN
Officiant: Msgr. William Drennan
Shoe Designer: Bettye Muller for BHLDN
Veil or Hair Accessories: Janelle Haskin
Transportation (trolley) – Tour St. Louis
Bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen attire: J.Crew
Some photos taken at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard (where Tim and I met!) in St. Louis, MO
Some photos taken at Jipsi Boho on the Hill in St. Louis, MO

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Colors: gray
Styles: handmade

Navy and Yellow Wedding

Remember the You’re Every Minute of My Everyday engagement shoot? Well… we have their wedding. Antonia Christianson Events not only helped them plan their engagement shoot, but this “fun themed” navy and yellow wedding as well.

This navy and yellow weddings is overflowing with tons of personal details. One of our favorites is how the groom calls his bride “Button” so Antonia, along with the florist Fluttering Flowers, created small details with buttons (the wrap of her bouquet, small buttons on the sweetheart table, and even the word button on the hanger that held Tori’s dress). Super cute…right? To read more details and see more photos from Trivium Studio be sure to click here.

A special thanks to Leila Khalil from Be Inspired PR for sharing this fun wedding with us.

Photographer: Trivium Studio
Event Design and Coordinator: Antonia Christianson Events
Wedding PR: Be Inspired Public Relations
Venue: Cypress Point Country Club
Makeup: Faces By Rebecca
Cake/Desserts: Patti Cakes, Inc
Floral Design: Fluttering Flowers
Stationery: RSVP Stationery
Wedding Flag: Joyful Joyful at Etsy
Pinwheels: Twirlie Whirlees at Etsy
Ceremony Music: Stephan Lazar

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: handmade

Vintage Anthropologie Inspired DIY Wedding

We have another fabulous feature from one of our Hand- Picked wedding vendors Lavender Joy Weddings. How amazing was the Travel-Themed engagement she styled? It is one of our favorites.

On to this incredible vintage Anthropologie inspired DIY wedding. The bride and groom pulled off a gorgeous vintage Anthropologie Inspired Do It Yourself wedding for 300 guests without the stress and anxiety that often accompanies DIY weddings. This is definitely proof that a dreamy Do It Yourself Wedding is very attainable. Be sure to see more of this wedding in the full gallery.

Lavender Joy Weddings are both part of our exclusive The Hand-Picked VendorsHand-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 how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photographer: Half Orange Photography, LLC
Venue: Sullivant Retreat Center
Hair: Take five Salon
Coordinator: Lavender Joy Weddings,
Dress Designer: Reem Acra
Groom’s Attire: JJ Kelly Bridal
Rentals: Maryanne’s Rentals & Oklahoma City Party Tent & Event
Ceremony: Trinity Baptist Church

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Colors: red
Styles: handmade

Navy And Pink Wedding Ideas

Glessner Photography and CHIC Nashville Weddings and Events brought us some clever, yet incredibly do-able navy and pink wedding ideas. Absolutely perfect for a backyard wedding.

How much do you love the seating chart? Made with a rectangular corkboard, some painting tape placed diagonally on the board, and a bottle of navy spray paint. The numbers are simply poster board, spray painted, and gift tags were labeled with a coral paint pen and hung using ribbons and thumbtacks. The name tags used for seating assignments also double as drink tags for guests to keep up with their favorite beverage, grapefruit or blackberry sparkling Izze drinks. See more ideas from this styled shoot by clicking here.

Greet your guests with a refreshing beverage like this delicious Blueberry Sangria Lemonade made for this back yard soiree. The recipe is below courtesy of  Sandra Lee.

1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1 (12-ounce) can frozen concentrated pink lemonade
1 bottle (750ml) Chardonnay
3 cups lemon lime soda (recommended: Sprite)
1/2 cup Cognac

In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients and stir. Refrigerate for 1 hour to meld flavors.
Serve chilled in iced tea glasses.

Photographer: Glessner Photography
Event Design: CHIC Nashville Weddings and Events
Venue: Riverwood Mansion
Makeup and Hair: Ashley Rose Love
Cake/Desserts: Sweetface Cakes
Coordinator: CHIC Nashville Weddings and Events
Dress Designer: Olia Zavozina
Floral Design: Zia Art, Antiques, and Flowers
Groom’s Attire: Olia Zavozina Bridal and Menswear Boutique
Jewelry: Brentwood Jewelry
Shoe Designer: Nina
Stationery: anna.michelle Cards
Veil or Hair Accessories: Brenda’s Bridal Veils

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Colors: blue
Styles: handmade

Austin, Texas Mansion Wedding

This is for all you Austin, Texas brides looking for an exquisite mansion wedding venue. Barr Mansion is close to downtown Austin but feels far away. A major bonus is the modern comfort food served all the while using local farmed produce. Imagine the yumminess that would be served up.

You can get a little snippet of this amazing venue by checking out this Austin, Texas Mansion Wedding from Nessa K Photography. Don’t miss the steal-worthy escort card idea. Guest’s names and table numbers are painted on river rocks. An incredibly clever idea that is not only eco-friendly, but also budget friendly. See more in the full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Nessa K Photography

Venue, Cake, & Caterer: Barr Mansion
Band: Kat Edmonson and Quintet
Makeup: Bobbi Brown

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Colors: blue
Styles: handmade

DIY Backyard Wedding Decorations

Bethany and Jeremy are huge homebodies, so it seemed only natural for them to have a backyard wedding in their new home. They were inspired by their big back yard and the idea of being able to do exactly what they wanted in a place that is so special to them.

We are certain that you are going to enjoy all of their diy backyard wedding decorations and snag a bit of inspiration from all of their creativity. Especially the adorable floral bridesmaid dresses and the vintage inspired wedding napkins. Read more from the bride and and be sure to see more backyard wedding decorations in the full wedding gallery from Love By Serena.

Photographer: Love By Serena

Hair & Makeup: Hey Red!, Inc
Desserts: Dunkin’ Donuts
Caterer: Adam’s Ribs
DJ: Pandora
Dress Designer: Madeline Gardner
Floral Design: Colesville Floral Design
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Shoe Designer: Steve Madden
Dress Store: The Bridal Boutique  
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Sohomode
Mens’ Ties: The Belle and the Beau

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Colors: yellow
Styles: handmade

Rooftop Wedding Soiree Ideas From Fondly Forever Wedding Photography

A rooftop reception sounds completely lovely, doesn’t it? Especially in these late days of summer. Fondly Forever Photography and Twelve Events designed this romantic set up to give you a little late summer inspiration.

We love all the burlap details; even the wedding bouquet has handmade burlap leaves. We especially appreciate that all the ideas are easy and can easily be replicated. Be sure to see the entire inspirational shoot by clicking here.

From Twelve Events:

“I wanted to incorporate different textures into the theme and bring in burlap details. I knew I wanted to make an invitation with a burlap backing and, from there, different key pieces from the shoot were made out of burlap. The HIS and HERS signs, the votive candles and the flags on the stir sticks were all made of burlap. For the tablescape I wanted to make a bold statement. The china was a vintage collection that I scored right before the shoot!

I wanted to bring in bold colors for the flowers, so incorporating purple Lisanthiums, Billy Balls, deep pink peonies and ranunculus was an even balance without making it overly loud. Another detail I added was burlap leaves to the bouquet (yes, made from burlap!).”

Photographer: Fondly Forever Photography
Event Design: Twelve Events
Makeup: Jeannie at Happy Girl Makeup
Cake/Desserts: Desserts by Sugarplum Pastry
Floral Design: Twelve Events

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Colors: purple
Styles: handmade

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

Super Stylish Wedding Inspiration By Amanda Watson Photography

Amanda Watson Photography shared with us this inspirational gem. A huge dose of style with all the fixing including some giant balloons, an oh so stylish couple and a gorgeous table scape that is sure to inspire from Camden Chitwood. There are so many more photos for you to gaze at in the full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Amanda & Chris Watson of Amanda Watson Photography
Event & Floral Design: Camden Chitwood
Cake & Desserts: Madison’s On Main
Dress Designer: Allure Bridal from Moliere Bridal Salon
Groom’s Attire: Blue Seven
Stationery: The Paper Lion
Table: Mood Party Rentals
Hair & Makeup: Brooklyn Lane

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Colors: blue, peach
Styles: handmade

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

Shabby Chic Texas Wedding

Abby, the bride, is a true Texan diy bride decorating the entire venue with shabby chic details. You are going to want to take note of the flower girl and ring bearer outfits. Super adorable. The little boy’s black vintage style knickers add that extra bit of flair. You can purchase a similar set by clicking here. All of this Texas goodness was captured by A Moment in Time Photography. To see the entire wedding be sure to head on over to the wedding gallery.

Photographer: A Moment in Time Photography

Venue: Lytle Cove Cottage
Cake: Carousel of Cakes
Caterer: Tru Blu Catering
DJ: Eric Logan of eMotion Entertainment
Dress Designer: Mockingbird Bridal
Floral Design: N’Bloom Floral and Creative Designs
Stationery: Suzanne Roberts Gifts
String Quartet: Strings Unlimited Ensembles
Wine: Gallo Winery

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Playful Wedding Ideas by Picotte Weddings Photography

Backyard weddings are not only cost effective, but can also be crafty and creative. Picotte Weddings recently shot this Northern California backyard wedding filled with colorful balloons. Balloons bring so much color and life to an event, plus they are very cost effective. Be sure to see more of this wedding by clicking on our full wedding gallery.

Picotte Weddings is one of our exclusive The Hand Picked Vendors. They 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 how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photographer: Picotte Weddings
Hair & Makeup: Etude Salon
Desserts & Caterer: Bistro 45
Floral Design: Jacob Maarse
Groom & Bride’s Wedding Attire: JCrew
Shoe Designer: Nine West

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Colors: yellow
Styles: handmade

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

Strawberry Lemonade Wedding Ideas

Strawberries, lemons, and delicious deserts: the perfect recipe for summer! Couture Events used the bright and cheerful colors of pink and yellow to create this bohemian inspired strawberry lemonade wedding. With a few vintage touches and a lot of love, their vision came to life on the cliffs of Point Loma in San Diego, California. To see the entire gallery of the beach event click here. Read on to see how the event came to life .

The always-tempting desert table. Filled with strawberry cupcakes, bite sized lemon meringue pies, and lemon cake pops, all from the incredible Tailored Sweets. The deserts were not only delectable and sweet, but a delight to look at as well! Classic, plush loveseats and chairs were placed around the desert table for guests to kick back, relax, and enjoy their lemonade and delicious deserts in style.

The ceremony site was sprinkled with lemons down the aisle, leading the way to a stunning birch wood arch overlooking breathtaking views of the ocean. A vintage crystal chandelier hung above, complementing the simple, lace wedding gown. Old-fashioned chairs were adorned with a little DIY flair – pink, yellow, and red ribbons tied on the back. Pink peonies were tucked in the ribbons for an added touch of beauty.

For the reception area, they used small, charming details to create an eclectic, summery tabletop. A gorgeous crochet overlay was used over pink linens, with yellow napkins for an extra pop of color. Twine was wrapped around glasses of yellow and pink lemonade. A heart was hung off each glass for guests to write their names. The glasses were decorated with fresh fruit and adorable, red candy striped straws. Shabby-chic lanterns were used as centerpieces to hold charming arrangements of peonies and daisies. The lemonade stand held a beautiful arrangement of both strawberry lemonade and original, paired with classic suitcases for another vintage touch.

Event Design & Coordination: Couture Events
Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
Floral Design: Rae Florae

Photographer: Sarah Layne Photography
Makeup & Hair: Foxi Lady Makeup and Hair
Dress Designer: Lovey by Isha
Jewelry: Couture Boutique
Stationery: Sweet Paper
Desserts: Tailored Sweets

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Colors: yellow
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

Homespun Texas Wedding

Our next wedding has plenty of cute ideas that you might want to take note of. A few ideas that we especially like are the little bird pins that secured the table cloth, the mason jars wrapped in doilies and of course the little scrabble Eat Cake sign. We think that they are all pretty darn cute.

All of the thoughtful details are quite lovely and of course we love that they are doable. Captured by Texas photographers SixFourteen Photography. To see more thoughtful handmade details click here.

A beautiful station was set up for the foot washing ceremony. It is a lovely way to show each other, that they are vowing to serve each other humbly. Another lovely touch that we really do not get to see quite often. We would love to hear your thoughts on this ritual.

Photographer: SixFourteen Photography

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A Dazzling Backyard Oasis Wedding

The bride’s childhood backyard that is meticulously manicured by her father plus vibrant hues of pinks and purples makes for a perfect summer wedding.

Most of the lovely details were put together by the bride. White lounge chairs were rented, guests were greeted at the ceremony with signature cocktails, and fans and sandals were handed out. All to to create a true south beach outdoor atmosphere. All beautifully captured by Kallima Photography. To see the entire wedding gallery click here.

Photographer: Rebekah & Ben Hood of Kallima Photography
Caterer: Temptations Caterers
Cinematography: Jamice Ivie
Dress Designer: Nicole Miller
Floral Design: Field of Flowers
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss suit, Calvin Klein tie
Jewelry: Swarovski
Shoe Designer: Bagdley Mischka
Makeup: Kristin Garcia
Hair: Janelle Couts
Cake: Mary C. Murillas

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Colors: pink, purple
Styles: theme

Atlanta Shabby Chic Wedding

It’s easy to fall in love with our next wedding from Haley Sheffield. It has all the fixings of a good old fashion shabby chic affair. From burlap to bunting to all the goodies in between. Be sure to see more of Abbie and Matt’s shabby chic Atlanta wedding by clicking here.

Photographer: Haley Sheffield
Venue: Catholic Church of St. Ann
Hair & Makeup: Shannon Silva of Dyer and Posta Salon
DJ: Black Tie Events
Dress Designer: Enzoani
Stationery: Ashley Buzzy McHugh
Floral Design: Judy McManus
Cinematography: Wes Haley

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Old Fashion Wedding Ideas

If you are on the hunt for a Connecticut wedding venue that has an old fashion vibe, then be sure to check out  Tyrone Farm. The venue specializes in elegant country and barn weddings.

A few Connecticut wedding vendors came together to  share some old fashion wedding inspiration with you. There are so many more goodies to see in our full gallery including a delicious desert table you will not want to miss. All photographed by Olivia Gird.

Photographer: Olivia Gird
Event Design: Ambiance Chic Wedding Designs
Venue: Tyrone Farm
Hair & Makeup: Sara Faella
Cake & Desserts: Cookie Creatives
Dress Designer: Purple Berry Lane
Floral Design: Candi’s Floral Creations
Stationery: Admire Design
Wardrobe Stylist: Cynthia August

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Colors: yellow
Styles: handmade

Homemade Minnesota Backyard Wedding

Natalie and Ken chose to get married in Natalie’s parent’s backyard, with the reception there as well. Their day was full of joy, laughter, and sweet love between the bride and groom. It is literally all do-it-yourself. The only vendor involved was the photographer Allison Marie Photography. To see more images from this Minnesota Wedding click here.

Photographer: Allison Marie Photography

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Colors: black, gray
Styles: handmade

Not Your Grandmother’s Bridal Session

We have something utterly magical to share with you from Carolina Wahnish Rivera. A vintage-inspired bridal session set in the woods on a misty day titled “Not your grandmother’s wedding photos”.

They used simple dresses, some acquired from thrift shops, and some even from their local H&M that had that “vintage” look. One of our favorite parts of the shoot was that the hand made veil which was pulled straight from our DIY Veil Tutorial. You must see the entire gallery of this vintage bridal shoot.

Photographer: Carolina Wahnish Rivera

Hair & Makeup: Laura Gray for Bellizima Hair Salon
Stylist: Emily Pearson
Model: Rylee Ann

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Glamorous Backyard Wedding From Ryan Ray Photography

Our next feature could not be any lovelier. Ryan Ray Photography and In The Now Weddings and Events outdid themselves. Both of these tremendously talented wedding vendors happen to be part of our elite Hand Picked section, so you know it is going to be overflowing with class and sophistication.

Enjoy this backyard Temecula wedding and be sure to see the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

All the details of this wedding – from the floral design to the stationery – were designed by In The Now Weddings and Events. To learn more about this insanely creative company, be sure to visit their Hand Picked vendor page by clicking here.

If you fell head over heals with the photographs from this intimate backyard wedding like we did, be sure to visit Ryan Ray Photography’s Hand Picked vendor page by clicking here.

Photographer: Ryan Ray Photography
Event Design: Amanda Auer- In The Now Weddings and Events
Cake/Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden, handmade

Beautiful DIY Wedding From My Bride Story

First off how incredibly fabulous are those Christian Louboutin shoes?

Yes, they are quite unique along with the rest of this DIY wedding that My Bride Story shared with us. This is one of those weddings where it actually rained, and a few changes were made, but overall everything turned out to be perfect. Filled with the most exquisite DIY details. That were all done by the bride. This is sure to be one of those weddings you will look back on for a few ideas.

Esther, the bride shares more of her DIY advice for you brides to be. You can read  her tips by clicking here. Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery from, Scott Andrew Photography by clicking here.

Floral Design: The Vine’s Leaf

Photographer: Scott Andrew Photography
Venue: Westin Pasadena
Church: First Congregational Church in Pasadena
Makeup: Kelly Zhang Make up & Hair studio
Coordinator: Esther Kim of My Bride Story
DJ & Lighting: DJ Tasos
Dress Designer: Carolina Herrera
Shoe Designer: Christian Louboutain
Cake & Desserts: SusieCakes


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Styles: handmade

San Luis Obispo Ranch Wedding

We love the Central Coast and we visit whenever possible, so it is always such a treat to share a wedding from there.

The wedding took place at the historic  Santa Margarita Ranch . If you are on the lookout for a Central Coast wedding venue be sure to sneak a peek. Just outside of San Luis Obispo, Santa Margarita Ranch boasts nearly 15,000 acres of open pastures, vineyards and gardens, along with a historic barn and a steam train.

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Photographer: Ashley Blake
Venue: Santa Margarita Ranch
DJ: Kramer DJ

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Colors: red
Styles: handmade

DIY Australian Wedding

You know we love a homemade wedding and this Australian wedding does not disappoint from Jonathan Ong Photography.

This Australian couple had their ceremony at a park and their reception was held at their house that they decorated themselves.

They were very hands-on with all of the details. Everything was done by them–from the flowers and decor to the food. They practically transformed their apartment. The flowers were bought on the very morning from the market and were arranged by the bride.

To see the full wedding gallery click here.

Photographer: Jonathan Ong
Venue: Artarmon Reserve

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Sausalito Organic Wedding Ideas

We have a lovely fall fete from Julie Mikos. Guests noshed on naturally grown organic food while gazing at gorgeous displays of apples, berries and flowers.

The entire event took place at Headlands Center for the Arts. Surrounded by stunning coastal wilderness, just minutes north of San Francisco, a series of hills, cliffs, coves, and beaches, virtually free of development, and rich in source material. An incredibly lovely Northern California wedding venue.

Photographer: Julie Mikos

Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts
Caterer: Katie Powers Catering
Coordinator: Rebecca Pfiffner of be hitched, event planning & design
Floral Design: Chesnut and Vine


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Styles: handmade

Greystone Mansion Wedding From Boutwell Studio

You are going to love our next wedding. Not only because it is from one of our favorite Hand Picked Vendors, Boutwell Studio, but because it also has all of our favorite little touches. From mixed match china, to perfect spring bouquets, an adorable bride and groom, and of course a fabulous venue; we are in love. Bernadette and Joe tied the knot at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA.

We are thrilled that Vanilla Bakeshop, Elysium Productions and Found Rentals, all Hand Picked Vendors, came together to make this day super dreamy.

Photographer: Boutwell Studio
Cake/Desserts: Vanilla Bakeshop
Cinematography: Elysium Productions
Vintage Rentals:Found Rentals

Caterer: The Park’s Finest
Event Design & Coordination: Robin Smith, Social Construct Events
Dress Designer: Amsale
Floral Design: The Language of Flowers
Officiant: JP Reynolds
Shoe Designer: JCrew
Stationery: Social Savvy Invitations
Venue: Greystone Mansion

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Colors: pink
Styles: handmade

Santa Rosa Backyard Wedding From Summer & Boyd

Are you planning an elegant backyard wedding this summer? If so you are going to want to take serious note of our next wedding.

This backyard wedding was held at a private residence in Santa Rosa, CA. Everything as gorgeous as can be and all exquisitely photographed by Summer & Boyd Photography.

Be sure to swoon over the entire wedding gallery.

Photographer: Summer & Boyd
Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering
Coordinator: Sharon Burns
Floral Design: Seasons Floral Design
Doves: Doves Aflight
Ceremony Music: Pulama Music
Photo Booth: SF Photo Booth
Venue: Private Residence
Officiant: Reverend Michael Ireland
DJ: Dan Ohrman
Makeup: Chelsea Millunchick
Hair and Makeup: Tricia Turner

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Colors: pink
Styles: handmade

Handmade California Ranch Wedding

We know that you will go nuts over this next wedding! Filled with thoughtful details and clear blue skies, this Beltane Ranch wedding, photographed by Edyta Szyszlo Photography, is overflowing with inspirational details. Prepare to bookmark this wedding for some serious homemade wedding ideas. Caroline, the bride, dishes the dirt on some of her wedding planning tips and tricks, so be sure to read on.

There are so many more handmade wedding details, so don’t forget to click here to view the entire gallery. You will be happy you did!

From the bride, Caroline:

“The inspiration for the day was definitely the venue itself. We wanted it to feel cozy, natural and effortless – so the decor would just blend in and highlight the beauty around us. I am an avid estate sale antique hunter and love the feel classic and simple that timeless pieces create. We collected over 100 glass bottles of all colors from many different places, with our favorites coming from the Alameda Antiques Fair, which is a huge fair on an old airport tarmac with an amazing selection of antiques of all kinds. we also found a lot of wonderful old lace as well as inherited some of my grandma’s lace to adorn the tables with the colored bottles. I wanted the flowers to have a wildflower feel and Leah and Rafael at Spiral Hand did an amazing job. My girls wore beautiful dresses of their choosing in muted ivories, blushes and pinks, and they looked incredible. I love that they can wear their dresses again! the boys looked great in grey slacks with ties we bought in Italy when we were on vacation, and black chucks, Andres’ favorite shoes. With the raw linen tablecloths, colored bunting flags my mom and nephew made, and gorgeous flowers, it was perfect.”

Photography: Edyta Szyszlo Photography
Venue: Beltane Ranch in Sonoma Valley
Day-Of Coordinator: Karin Kamb of Clever Girl Consulting
Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering
Florist: Spiral Hand Designs
DJ: Nor Cal Pro Sound
Bride’s Hair Accessory: Untamed Petals
Hair: Robert Lupo
Makeup: Danmark Bantay
Dress: Jim Hjelm
Bride’s Shoes: Urban Outfitters embellished with Anthropologie hair pins
Groom’s Suit: Theory
Groom’s Tie: Urban Outfitters
Groomsmen Ties: Purchased in Italy
Bridesmaid Dresses : Cream/Blush/Ivory from various retailers
Officiant: Javier (Groom’s brother)
1st Dance music performed by Francisca Valenzuela (Groom’s sister)

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Colors: peach
Styles: handmade

A Handmade Boise Wedding

Camel’s Back Park is beyond gorgeous! I know this for a fact because I live around the corner from it. But we swear that’s not why we choose this adorable DIY wedding. We have a few of the wedding photos to share with you.

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Reception Location: Linen District
Photography: Cana
Video: Cana

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Colors: gray, yellow
Styles: handmade

DIY Western Wedding With Pumpkins

Happy Saturday! We have a western DIY wedding from Nordica Photography to share with you today.

Rhett and Leah’s wedding was filled to the brim with DIY fall wedding details. The venue for the wedding was on Leah’s family property in Cache Creek, British Columbia. The wedding details were inspired by the colors of fall, and the simplicity of a typical western-Canadian ranching family. From the pumpkin carvings, to the jars of jam that were gifts to the bouquets of flowers in traditional canning jars that hung around the property, the families put a massive effort into beautiful, yet simple, details.

Be sure to check out all of the DIY fall wedding details by clicking here.

Photography: Nordica Photography

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Colors: orange
Styles: handmade

Reno, Nevada Handmade Wedding

Let’s start out our Monday right with a, seriously cute handmade wedding from Reno, Nevada Photographer Courtney Wilson Photography.

You are going to love all the details made with love from Cindy, the bride, who personalized her wedding with her passion for ‘from scratch’ creations and took DIY to a whole new level. The majority of the desserts and the favors are from scratch, as well as most of the decorations. Sit back relax and enjoy this handmade extravaganza and be sure to read Cindy’s blog, Hungry Girl Porvida. She has some tasty treats going on.

To see all the juicy handmade wedding details click here

From Cindy, the bride on her homemade wedding adventure

With the help of my fabulous friends and family, I was able to do so much DIY! I really think that the hands-on aspect of this really made the day and all of the details that much more special. Most of the decor was hand-made, some was thrifted, and some things were items that we have in our home. We literally sewed yards and yards of fabric flags, not to mention the bow ties for all of the guys. Baking the desserts was really the only option for me, I not only felt like I had to but I really, really wanted to! Most of my family and friends know about my blog and many haven’t tried anything that I’ve made, so this was really a time for me to share with them. A lot of people told me that I would be overwhelmed by all the tasks I took on, and though it was a whirlwind of baking, crafting, canning, and sewing in the weeks and days before the wedding, I really wouldn’t have it any other way.

Photographer: Courtney Wilson Photography
Caterer: The Cheese Board
Day-Of Coordination: Kathy with Premier Events and Design
Florals: Sparks Florist
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lavender Ridge – Reno, NV
Invitations: Golden Rectangle Press
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet purchased at Swoon Bridal

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Colors: gray, pink, purple
Styles: handmade

Yellow Wedding Ideas

We wanted to make sure you did not miss this over the top wedding from Jesi Haack Weddings and Aaron Shintaku. So, we are coming back with a little more from these two power houses. You are going to go gaga over all the handmade wedding details. Kelly and Eric tied the knot in beautiful San Diego Point Loma Nazarene University and held the reception at The Thursday Club. Which happens to be super close to the university.

Jesi Haack Weddings decided to give each guest a hand crafted bow tie (guys) or a hand sewn hair bow (girls) as a favor and seat assignment tag. Jesi said it was amazing to see all of the guests wearing their favors throughout the night! From hand sewn pillows by the mother of the bride to homemade bow tie stir sticks by the bride herself, this was definitely a team effort!

You can actually learn how to make the homemade bow tie stir sticks over at Jesi’s blog by clicking here. Be sure to check out all the images of this bow tie wedding by clicking here.

Event Design & Planning: Jesi Haack Weddings is a Hand Picked Vendor of The Wedding Chicks. To see more of her delicious work. Click Here

Photography: Aaron Shintaku
Floral Design: JL Designs
Frozen Yogurt Bar: Fiji Yogurt
Birdcage Veil: Jesi Haack Weddings

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: handmade

Ohio Handmade Wedding

We love a handmade wedding! Thanks to Chicago wedding photographer, Redwall Photo we have and incredible DIY wedding with a cozy lakefront cottage. Thao, the bride, basically made everything and below she goes into extreme detail on her DIY affair. One of our favorite elements are there cloth booklets, a nod to Thao former job in book design. Enjoy the rest of Thao and Dan’s Ohio wedding.

There are so many incredibly handmade details that you have to see. Check them out by clicking here.

From Thao on her DIY planning adventures.

We knew we wanted two things with our wedding: we wanted to have it in the summer, and we wanted to have it at Dan’s family lakeside cottage. It belonged to his Grandpa Jack and Grandma Bobbie, and has meant so much to the whole family over the years. On our first date, Dan told me that the cottage was his favorite place in the world, and that he hoped he’d have a chance to take me there someday. Three years later, we got married there!

The cottage is relatively small, so it dictated the size of our wedding. Neither of us ever imagined our wedding with a lot of fanfare, just intimate, homespun warmth. We kept the guest list to our immediate family and our best friends. The smaller guest list limited our vendors as well, since we didn’t want to have a lot of strangers milling around during our 36-person wedding. It became something of a DIY affair, but we had so much fun working on the details together.

I was most excited about designing my paper products. Our invitations were cloth booklets (a nod to my former job in book design), with ribbon spines that opened into a pocketfold with all of the invitation suite elements. I learned how to letterpress, and letterpressed our programs, sewing them into booklets with ribbon. We designed and printed our own save-the-dates and thank you notes too. Every paper element was slightly different, but fit into the feel of our cottage wedding.

Our colors were navy, yellow, and grey, which seemed both summery and nautical to me, but we didn’t stick too tightly to that color scheme. The week before the wedding, my bridesmaids and Dan’s groomsman came in to help, and we did all of the decorating ourselves. We made bunting to hang up, welcome signs, table runners, and tissue paper pomanders. We baked lemon shortbread cookies imprinted with our initials to distribute as favors. We also did all of the flowers ourselves, with a lot of help from my bridesmaid’s boyfriend, who happened to have worked in a florist shop. Our parents came to help with the clean-up and tear-down of the cottage. Everyone lent a hand to bring our wedding together, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out.

A shuttle brought guests from the hotel to the cottage, where they were welcomed with an open bar and fans for the summer heat. The ceremony took place on the deck overlooking the lake. My grandfather walked me down the aisle, which meant the world to me. When he was asked who supports the bride in her marriage, he said, “We all do”. After the ceremony, the wedding party hopped onto a boat, where we enjoyed drinks and cocktails. The food was amazing–our guests still talk about it. Then we came back to enjoy the reception. From the toasts, to the first dance, to the afterparty, every element was perfectly suited for us as a couple. We got quality time with every single person at our wedding, which made us feel so blessed. I wouldn’t have changed anything about our wedding.

Chicago Wedding Photographer Redwall Photography is proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks.

Caterer: Splendid Fare Catering
Coordinator: Simply Divine Events

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: handmade

Orange County Backyard Wedding

Jen and Greg are both from Orange County, but live in Hawaii. They wanted to bring a little bit of the beach theme into their wedding and keep the day as relaxed as possible. Jen made her own veil and wore some fabulous purple shoes. Greg’s ring was made from a skate board and they decorated the reception with snap shot pictures of Jen and Greg and hung them around the pool. Everything is as cute as can be. A special thanks to Kali Leenstra for sharing this Orange County wedding with us.

Photography: Kali Leenstra
Dessert Table: Margaux Kropf
Florist: Moraflora.blogspot.com
Stylist: Stacey Sargent

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Colors: purple
Styles: handmade

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

Nashville Chic & Artsy Wedding

Kayla was really looking for a fresh, chic & artsy wedding without breaking the bank. The inspiration first came from the craspedia flower and when she began collecting white milk glass vases and antique silver trays from various second hand shops around Nashville.

She used all Nashville & local vendors for her wedding, including B. Hughes for her dress. Bloom Nashville for all the flowers, arrangements & boutonnieres, Fruition Salon for hair & makeup (where she works) along with lots of other local vendors around town. Almost all the details from the day were hand made, from the cloth pom poms in the sanctuary, rolled napkins, petal curtain at the reception to the wedding invitations (screen printed by hand). The wedding was at she and Kyle’s home church here in Nashville (Church of the Redeemer) and the reception was out back in a tent under the property. Captured with elegance and charm from Nashville Photographer, Austin Gros Photography.

Photography: Austin Gros Photography
Dress: B Hughes (Alita Graham for Kleinfeld)
Flowers: Bloom Nashville
Hair/Make-Up: Keri Campbell, Fruition Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dorothy Perkins
Jewelry: Anthropologie

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: handmade

San Luis Obispo Ranch Style Wedding

We love a ranch style wedding complete with wild flower wedding arrangements, good company and of course tasty fresh pies. We are seeing more and more fresh pies in lieu of the traditional wedding cake. No matter which direction, the results will both be yummy. A special hug and kiss to Cameron Ingalls who shared with us this San Luis Obispo, California ranch wedding. Taking place at a somewhat new reception venue in the central coast, Holland Ranch. Read on to find to learn more about the bride’s vision for her special day.

From The Bride:

We wanted our wedding to have a western feel with a little bit of a hippie vibe thrown in. We envisioned a casual atmosphere where we are dancing, drinking, eating, and making merry with all of our closest friends and family. Both Matt and I wore cowboy boots and the night included lots and lots of line dancing. My mother passed away in June 2006, and, to honor her memory, I wore my mother’s wedding dress when I walked down the aisle (surprisingly, the dress fits like a glove and did not require alterations even after all these years!) I changed dresses between the ceremony and reception to avoid spilling tri-tip and/or cherry pie on something with so much sentimental value. Instead of cake at the ceremony, pie was served: cherry (the bride’s favorite) and apple (the groom’s). The pie topper was just two little toys that represented us in a funny way.

Photographer: Cameron Ingalls
Ceremony/Reception: Holland Ranch, San Luis Obispo
Flowers: Lorie Boe Floral Design
Pies: Apple Farm
Entertainment: Josh Mock
Hair/Makeup: Salon Lux, Karie Baldner
Caterer: Q-Team Catering

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Sacramento Homespun Wedding

Thanks to Acres of Hope Photography for sharing this intimate homespun wedding with us. Kaitlin, the bride, was so sweet as to share her wedding inspiration with us.

We are both artists and wanted our wedding to be a simple and unique reflection of us. We tried to create an intimate, homespun, vintage feel for the whole event. We wrote our own vows and had a good friend play acoustic guitar before the outdoor ceremony. We designed the wedding with the help of so many wonderful friends and family members. My dear friend Maria made my dress by hand. My friend Sarah baked all of the beautiful vegan desserts. My amazing bridesmaids designed the tables and outdoor decorations. My mom and my friend Chris arranged all of the flowers. One of my bridesmaids, Brittany, designed boutonnieres and bouquet pins for the wedding party using fabric and vintage pendants. One maid-of-honor made yellow earrings for all the girls in the wedding party. My mom made homemade Antique Rose-scented soaps as wedding favors and my grandmother hand-painted birds on mason jars for drinking glasses and favors. The wedding was everything we could have hoped for and our life together continues to surpass all of our expectations.

Photography: Acres of Hope Photography

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Colors: yellow
Styles: handmade

Americana Wedding Ideas

If Cherries and the color red does not represent love, then we really don’t know what does. Salt Harbor Designs really outdid themselves when they combined their love for cherries and color red in this inspirational shoot. Salt Harbor Designs aimed to capture the essence of old-fashioned summertime Americana, so they incorporated a bluegrass band, straw hats, wagon, and rustic elements. We love every minute of this! Photographed by the lovely Millie Holloman Photography. Both exceptional North Carolina wedding vendors.

A steal worthy idea from Salt Harbor Designs that we love – having a Wedding Pasta Bar! Especially great for backyard or farmhouse weddings. Ask your close friends and family to bring there favorite pasta dish to the reception and serve up some fresh baked bread. That sounds super yummy!

Event Design, Paper, and Flowers: Salt Harbor Designs are North Carolina event design and coordinators!

Venue & Catering: The Balcony on Dock
Photography: Millie and Amanda of Millie Holloman Photography
Cake: Nicki’s Cakes
Tables and Lounge Furniture: Harborside Event Rentals
Chairs and Linens: Party Suppliers and Rentals
Lighting: High Performance Lighting

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Colors: red
Styles: handmade

Budget Friendly Backyard Wedding

Athena and Jeremy wanted their wedding to reflect who they are as a couple and stick to their budget. Athena found her dress at a small boutique in Eastern Washington a month before the wedding. It was the only dress she tried on and of course it fit perfectly. Talk about meant to be!

In order to stick to their budget, they choose a friend’s backyard for the celebration. Athena and Jeremy wanted that family picnic feeling, so they used a friend’s collection of vintage table cloths and mason jars for vases. The flowers for the vases and wedding were purchased from Pike’s Place Market that morning by family and friends. The whole day turned out perfectly and was beautifully captured by The Leekers.

The bride and groom decided to have friends leave a fingerprint on their wedding tree in two shades of green. They had it framed and is currently hanging in their living room, a sweet reminder of their lovely day! A fun and unique wedding guest book idea that is easy to make and budget friendly.

Photography: The Leekers are Lincoln, NE wedding photographers and preferred vendors of The Wedding Chicks.

Pies: Shoofly Pie
Flowers: Pike’s Market
Jams: homemade strawberry jam
Dress & rings: vintage
Location: Seattle, Washington backyard wedding

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Colors: purple
Styles: handmade

Shabby Chic DIY Iowa Wedding

We are suckers for a DIY bride and Tessa is no exception. She literally did everything herself. Tessa wanted a shabby chic theme, and she executed perfectly. The reception was located right in the countryside featuring acres rolling hills all around. Everything Tessa used for her wedding decor was vintage, even the plates were found at an old thrift store. She even thought to have the cake by a mirror and have it read always backwards so that it read correctly in the reflection.  They did not have a typical reception, no dancing or anything of the sorts, just hanging out and having fun! Enjoy this shabby chic wedding from Amanda Basteen Photography.

Photography: Amanda Basteen Photography
Bridesmaid Dress: The Dessy Group

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Colors: blue, gray
Styles: handmade

Afternoon Backyard Wedding Ideas

One of our Canadian wedding photographers, Tara Whittaker Photography sent us ideas for a backyard wedding. Not only do all of her wedding ideas ooze with simplicity and country charm but, they are easy to accomplish on your own with a little help of some friends.

In lieu of traditional napkins, Tara collected vintage handkerchiefs. They chose handkerchiefs that were embroidered, so they also added color and charm to the table. They can also easily double as a sweet wedding favor to remember the day.

If Lilacs happen to be in season when you are planning your wedding, here is a great tutorial that Tara used in order to make all these lovely Lilac wedding arrangements. To add that vintage element you can simply find a vintage hankie to tie around your wedding bouquet. Very easy but, simply elegant.

The Colorful pinwheels are made out of coordinating sheets of origami or lightweight paper. This easy DIY happens to be one of Martha Stewart’s Good things DIY projects. You can visit this pinwheel tutorial by clicking here.

Another great way to cut back on costs is to opt to have a table filled with homemade pies in lieu of the traditional wedding cake. Ask friends and family to bake their favorite pie and bring it to the wedding. Provide some creamy vanilla ice cream and you are sure to have some satisfied guests.

Absolutely love the idea of having several tables around the area with cool refreshing beverages. This way guest do not congregate to one area for drinks. Find an old table and place a doilie over the table to spruce it up. Etsy has a ton of doilies at great prices.

Instead of just having guests mingle, why not set up some fun backyard games. We love the idea of a classic game of horseshoes or a lovely game of croquet. This is also a great option for your bridal shower.


Canadian Wedding Photographer: Tara Whittaker Photography

Hair and Make-up: Tara Watts of Hue Hair Salon
Stylists: Tara Whittaker & Carol Whittaker
Vintage Dress: Cat’s Eye Vintage incidentally, the dress is   for sale – contact the photographer
Vintage Gloves: What’s in Store
Groom’s Attire: The Bay
Lemonade Dispenser: Canadian Tire
Locations: Private residence, The Calgary Imperial School of Ballet

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Colors: blue
Styles: handmade

Malibu Canyon Indie Wedding

Kaitrin and Erik both live in the North East and flew to Los Angeles to be married. The wedding took place in Malibu at the “Inn of the seventh ray” which is nestled in a beautiful canyon.

The Inn is surrounded by horse ranches and bordered by a lazy creek. The weather was perfect and both the bride and groom looked amazing. The wedding colors were peach, yellow and orange. The theme was “For ever and a day.” After the ceremony, the guests dinned and danced the nigh away. For their grand exit, Kaitrin and Erik ran through a tunnel of sparklers. Love this!

Thanks to Juan Turcios Photographer who captured this lovely event.

Photography: Juan Turcios Photographer

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Colors: orange
Styles: handmade

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

Pronovias Ruffled Wedding Gown

Jamie and Eric were married in Stephenville, Texas in their parents’ backyard. Just a couple of cows, some good food and of course everybody that they hold close to their heart. All the right ingredients to make a Texas Wedding. All from Linsdey Shea Photography.

How fabulous is Jamie’s Pronovias Ruffled Wedding Gown? It really does go quite nicely with her favorite cowboy boots. It really does not get any more Texas than that!

Texas wedding photographer, Linsdey Shea is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks.

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Purple Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas

Who is ready for some shabby chic hand made wedding details?

Meghan & Jake were married at Malibou Lake Mountain Club, a private club nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. A perfect outdoor wedding venue filled with sunshine and happiness. Meghan & Jake’s wedding is full of stylish details from the outfits all the way to the steal worthy table numbers. Everything looks amazing and and at the same time is definitely doable. Thanks to the hip and happening Orange County wedding photographers, Mathieu Photography for sharing this pretty wedding with us.

Meghan & Jake’s table number set up is quite awesome! They used a chalkboard to let guests know that they can grab a soda with their name and table number and enjoy a frosty beverage. Take a price tag print your table number on the tag and simply write in your guests name. Fun, easy and unique. We love it!

Orange County wedding photography, Mathieu Photography is a preferred vendor and proud member of The Wedding Chicks.

Location: Malibou Lake Club
Coordinator/Cateror: Meredith at Malibou Lake Club & Truly Yours Catering
DJ: Tim Benter
Florist: Jackie Girard (groom’s aunt)

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Colors: purple
Styles: handmade

Country Chic Wedding Ideas

One of our preferred vendors, Every Last Detail shared with us this these lovely purple and yellow wedding ideas. You definitely need to see the entire shoot by clicking here. Mostly everything was found at a local thrift store. All this country goodness was purchased for around $40. The Chivari chairs were provided by a local rental company, Signature Event Rentals.

All paper lemony yellow paper products were provided by the amazing Emily Ley Paper. Including the beautiful invitation and matching menus and escort cards to bring out the yellow in the flowers. The beautiful wedding dress is by a local Tampa designer, Anglo Couture. Oh, and the super cute headpiece was made by the multi-talented photographer Sammy, of J. Monet Studios who also snapped this lovely photos.

Every Last Detail is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Stationary: Emily Ley Paper
Phtoography: J. Monet Studios
Rentals: Signature Event Rentals
Wedding Gown:Anglo Couture

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Colors: purple
Styles: handmade

Pretty In Pink Backyard Wedding

Liga Photography shared with us this pretty in pink Florida wedding that you are going to Love.

Amanda and Justin’s wedding was a perfect mix of eclectic details and romantic colors. Her 11 bridesmaids were individually unique by each wearing a different dress with a mixture of vintage pink and cream, accented with a whimsical accessory. One unique gift she gave to her bridesmaids was a hand made handkerchief.

Justin and his groomsmen wore gray suits with blue ties. Justin, the groom wore a blue bow tie with tiny white polka dots. The invitations and their monogram design by Rifle Designs was the inspiration of their whole wedding decor. Peonies were the flower of choice and placed throughout. Amanda thought of such fun details such as the “masquerade-esque” paper lips for the wedding party.

To see more details of this pretty in pink wedding click here!

Florida Wedding Photography: Liga Photography
Location: Casa Feliz, Winter Park, FL
Dress: Melissa Sweet
Paper Materials: Rifle Designs
Food: Arthur’s Catering
Cake: Anna Cakes
Floral: Petals Flowers
Music: The Buzz Cats
Lighting: Kaleidoscope

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Colors: pink
Styles: handmade

South Africa Classic & Romantic Wedding

Wedding Concepts of Cape Town, South Africa’s leading wedding management agency shared with us this soft and romantic wedding. Christine Meintjies one of our preferred South African wedding photographers took all these magical photos. To see more of her work you can click here and here and be sure to check out this !

Now on to the wedding!

Fran and Paul wanted to keep the planning simple. Instead of being too exotic they wanted the food to be delicious and plentiful, and rather than an extravagant decor, the look needed to be simply beautiful with soft touches of pink, green and silver. Small personal touches and crystal chandeliers completed the sophisticated chic.

We really do feel that there are some steal worthy ideas from this soft and romantic wedding. All the florals are truly magnificent. The reception terrace sparkled with fairy lights that dropped down to the ground and tables adorned with vintage silver candelabra lamps and soft, romantic flower arrangements in eclectic containers.

South African Wedding Photographer Christine Meintjies is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks! We love her.

Coordinator: Wedding Concepts – Hannes Loubser
Bridal Attire: San Patrick Creation at De La Vida Couture Johannesburg
Ceremony Venue: Vrede en Lust
Ceremony Musicians: Palm Strings
DJ: Five Seasons Music – DJ Darren Rose
Decor & Floral Design: Leipzig
Stationery: Lara’s designs
Wedding Biscuits: Roxanne Floquet

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Colors: gray
Styles: handmade

Purple Dessert Table Ideas

Desiree Spinner Events shared with us this delicious dessert table.

Each piece was hand selected to match the color scheme, silver Jordan almonds along with the perfect purple m&m’s. All of the tasty goodies sat atop custom wooden boxes that were whitewashed specifically for the dessert table.

The cake truffles are one of Lisa Raffael’s, Delicous Desserts trademark confections, and were topped with white chocolate shavings and edible glitter. The cookies were simple sugar cookies, topped with the same edible glitter and a custom created frosting to match the rest of the table.

How tasty does this spread look?

Desiree Spinner Events is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Event Design- Desiree Spinner Events
Table & Linens- Rentals unlimited
Candy- Candy Warehouse
Banner – Amanda Taylor of Funkyshique (via Etsy)
Desserts – Delicous Desserts
photographer – David Hansen Photography
Tags – MMS Designs

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Colors: purple
Styles: handmade

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

Shabby Chic Bridal Button Shower

bridal shower ideas

Get ready for some serious shabby chic inspiration.

We are so thrilled to share this little diddy that Amy arranged for your viewing pleasure. It is chalked full of creativity and overflowing with ideas. Perfect for a bridal shower or a shabby chic wedding.

Carter and Cook are the masterminds behind this stylish shoot. They really did think of every last detail down to the trim on the table cloth. We certainly cannot forget about Lori from Paper and Thread who did an over the top job. Wait until you see all the glorious button details. They are going to make you want to get your sewing machine out.

None other than the ever-so-talented and might we add popular Jessica Claire was the lady behind the lens.

Stay tuned and read on to see how this all came together and how you can make this happen.

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shabby chic bridal shower

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DIY Wedding With Lovely Parasols

amanda mcmahon photography

Hope everyone is having a Terrific Tuesday!

You know we love a DIY wedding! Speaking of which we have a seriously adorable DIY for you coming later today that you are going to do a one handed cartwheel for.

Before we get to that let’s focus on Eric and Kristina’s Orlando, Florida Wedding. The sha bang was held at Lake Nona Villagewalk and basically they crafted the entire wedding. From the boutonnieres, to the programs, to the details on the parasols. Thanks to the lovely Amanda McMahon of Florida for sharing this little number with us.

diy button pace cards

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button wedding ideas

vintage wedding umbrella

diy wedding programs

diy just married sign

diy vintage wedding ideas

Photographer: Amanda McMahon Photography
Cake: Publix Bakery
Parasols- Theknot.com shop

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Colors: brown

A San Diego Wedding By Vision Photographs

ruffled wedding dress

san diego wedding photographer

Who hoo it is almost Friday! Before we dive into our wedding of the day we want to be sure to let you know that later on today we have a special giveaway and it involves some serious bling bling.

Erica from Vision Photographs in Scottsdale, Arizona shared with us this charming San Diego Wedding. Matthew and Nathalie where married at the Grand Tradition in Fallbrook, CA.

Nathalie organized and designed her whole wedding. A DIY bride to the T, she designed her bouquets and reception settings. We love that! We especially are in super love with her amazing ruffled wedding dress. Rosa Clara designed the dress Nathalie looks amazing in her magical wedding dress. Love it.

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ruffled wedding gown

san diego wedding ideas

san diego wedding

visions photography

Vision Photographs is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

tel: 480-862-3363

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A DIY Wedding From JAC Photography

The Wedding Dance

Happy Friday! We thought you might want to see a little DIY love from JAC Photography. The bride, Therese was responsible for many of the DIY things in this wedding. Therese did her invitations, programs and place cards. She rallied up friends and family to do the Martha Stewart paper flowers for the favors.

To save money, she had her florist design fan bouquets for her bridesmaids. She also made her bridesmaid’s earrings. The guys had cigars, argyle socks and fedora hats. The couple danced a choreographed swing dance for their first dance, the bride had a different dress that she wore just for the dance.

diy wedding flowers

Her dress was especially important to her as it was her mom’s wedding dress. She incorporated the fabric into a new design that was inspired by a few different wedding dresses.


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wedding argyle socks

argyle socks

Photography: JAC Photography

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Shabby Chic Wedding From Jeff Wallace Photography

Bride With Umbrella

The talented Orange County photographer Jeff Wallace Photography sent us this shabby chic Orange County  wedding for your viewing pleasure.

On their first date, Layla and Chris played a little game of scrabble. So they used some scrabble pieces and a board for some decorations for their wedding decor. Taking place at the historical Heritage House museum in Santa Ana, CA. The wedding happened to be on July 4 to make the celebration an even more festive event. Ashley Olson was the coordinator. Ayla did a lot of it herself as well, to ensure those personal touches where added. We love it.

Shabby Chic Wedding ideas

shabby chic wedding

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scrabble wedding

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Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas

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A Wedding Chicks Bridal Blogger + Blue Window Creative Part II

Documentry Wedding Photography

Thank you so much for staying tuned to see Tiffany and Brandon’s lovely reception. If you are interested in finding out more about Tiffany’s vendors you can read her full review here. A special thanks to Blue Window Creative for sharing this with us. The photographs are not only beautiful but ohh so unique.We also want to give a HUGE thank you to Tiffany for blogging and sharing her wedding planning experience with us and all you.

Again tons of Love to Brandon and Tiffany our hearts are with you.

Documentary Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photography

Peacock Wedding Ideas

Documentary Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photography

Editing is image styling from IHeartCirca.com

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A Wedding Chicks Bridal Blogger + Blue Window Creative Part I

Unique Wedding Photography

I have to admit I am ecstatic to share Tiffany and Brandon’s wedding. For many reasons, the first being Tiffany is one of our Real Bridal Bloggers and we have been following her from the start From her creative save the dates to her Engagement Session all the way to her wedding. She has some incredibly creative posts (14 pages to be exact) of DIY projects, eye candy, fashion and the list goes on. If you are looking for peacock ideas or amazing Missouri wedding vendors, Tiffany is your gal.

Another reason I am exciting to share this wedding with you is I am a HUGE fan of Blue Window Creative. They took a completely documentary approach to Tiffany and Brandon’s Wedding. I think it turned out pretty amazing and incredibly beautiful. Stay tuned for Part II.

Last but not least we want to send out our love to Tiffany and Brandon, Brandon is going to be deployed. There is no time line quite yet when he will be going but we want everyone to give a virtual hug to them. I am sure that many of our readers know exactly how Tiffany feels. I know first hand that is very hard.

Unique Wedding Photography

Peacock Wedding Bouquet

Unique Wedding Photography

wedding kisses

Unique Wedding Photography

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A Miami Wedding By Tiny Water Photography

A Miami Wedding

We are just not over the warm weather quite yet so when Tiny Water Photography sent us over Jessica and David’s Miami Wedding I could not resist. For one thing we totally have a crush on Tiny Water’s fresh and unique style anf or another I was totally into Jessica’s fashionista bridal style.

Jessica literally jumped out of In Style Weddings. Fetching Christian Louboutin’s! How much do you love the side bow on these? Striking Dress by Amasale and a super duper hip chunky necklace. I want that! Lucky for all of us Jessica shared where she bought this. None other than the Etsy. I think that Etsy might be the best place ever to shop for unique wedding gems.

Share with everyone if you have found anything cool over at Etsy, lately!

Bridal Christian Louboutin

engraved wedding necklace

Unique Bridal Necklace

Vintage Wedding Ideas

Vintage Wedding Cake

blue mason jars

A Miami Wedding

Tiny Water Photography

A Miami Wedding

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
blog: www.tinywaterblog.com
email: tinywaterphotography@gmail.com

Ceremony: Doubletree Ocean Point
Saint Joseph’s Church Reception: Ancient Spanish Monastery
Dress: Amsale
Bridesmaid dresses: Amanda Archer Collection
Shoes: Chritian Loubutin
Ringbearer Bowl: Paloma’s Nest
Necklace: ideafarmdesigns
Florist: Pistils & Petals
Cake: Nancy’s Cakes
DJ: George Jett Gerez

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A Huntington Beach Wedding By Hugh Forte Photography

lace wedding dress

I am absolutely thrilled to feature Hugh Forte Photography one of our favorite preferred vendors. He has such an artistic eye and all of his photographs have an editorial feel, it is as if the photos just jumped out of the pages of a stylish magazine. So, when he sent us Jonathan and Marina’s Huntington Beach Wedding I was very excited to share it with you.

anthropologie bridesmaid dresses

wildflower wedding arrangement

hugh forte photography

The precious cream flats were bought  on sale at Anthropologie as well as the bridesmaid dresses. It definitely goes to show you that you can find a good bridesmaid dresses anywhere. If my eyes are seeing correctly it looks like Marina had 12 ladies in her bridal party. That must have been one fun Bachelorette Party!

wildflower wedding bouquet

gray grooms suit

How cute are all the groomsman? The groomsmen pants were purchased at h&m for $15. You can not pass that up. There sassy suspenders are from the 3 day suit broker! The skinny yellow neckties at solidcolorneckties.com… which it looks like you can snag for $3.75. What a bargain.

yellow groomsman ideas

gray and yellow groom ideas

The wedding was held at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach. There is no official site but here is where you can find a little info on it. Love a delicate lace table cloth with mason jars filled with flowers. Always a Wedding Chicks Pleaser.

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Hugh Forte Photography
tel: 949.412.1231
web: www.hughforte.com
blog: www.hughforte.com/blog
email: connect@hughforte.com

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Day After Shoot From Courtney Brooke Photography

day after wedding shoot

I opened this breath taking day after wedding session from the adorable Courtney Brooke Photography and it was love at first sight. The peaceful back country of Utah makes an exquisite backdrop for this sweet day after wedding session. The brides lovely lace cap sleeve gown is a mix of pure sweetness and beauty. I adore the simple back cut out detail. Thank you so much Courtney for sharing this stunning day after wedding session. We love it.

day after wedding shoot

day after wedding shoot

day after wedding shoot

cap sleeve wedding dress

day after wedding shoot

day after wedding shoot

day after wedding shoot

day after wedding shoot

Photography: Courtney Brooke Photography


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Agaimages a New York City Wedding Photographer Part II

purple and green wedding ideas

This is the second part to AGAiMAGES New York wedding and it is quite wonderful if you ask me. All the photos are filled with such breath taking emotion. I almost felt as if I was at Jola and Ronald’s wedding. The reception was at Jola’s aunt’s house so it was DIY all the way including the venue. Jola is Nigerian and Ronald is Puerto Rican so the food served was authentic food served from both cultures. Yummy!

Jola got a lot of help from family and friends a lot of things such as DJ, cup cakes, rentals and even honeymoon were provided to them as gifts. Love that! Coordination was done by a family friend, Tricia Johnson. Cupcakes were from Sugar Sweet Sunshine bakery and all the flowers where done by Terri Garrison.

purple and green wedding ideas

purple wedding ideas

Nigerian Wedding

homemade cupcake

Nigerian wedding

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Pink and White Wedding Reception

pink wedding reception

Jac Photography sent us this ultra sweet wedding held at Long Beach Museum of Art. The bride, a scrapbooker did most of the details herself. I really enjoyed the engagement photos placed in a table number holder on each table with the table number placed on the back, a unique and clever idea.

The candy boxes with a light pink Thanks so much stamp directly placed on top. Of course the colorful candy table that we all know is ever so popular. The bride bought all of her candy at  www.candywarehouse.com. Some sweet and lovely ideas that would be easy to incorporate in your own planning.

pink wedding reception

pink wedding reception

pink wedding reception

pink wedding reception

pink wedding reception

Photography: { j a c } photographers

Flowers: apocketfullofpetals.com

Makeup: www.salonsessions.com



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Boutwell Studio + Yellow Wedding Ideas

yellow wedding ideas

Chenin was so kind to personally send us this lemon yellow treat. Danielle + Tommy had filled their wedding with details that not only reflected their personalities but also played homage to their culture. Danielle’s bright yellow bow will be a legendary photograph. It will for sure be a reference to bride’s looking for that stand out element.  It is actually a Japanese Obi! Tommy’s buttery lemon tie along with his unique succulent boutineer tied together their look effortlessly.  The ceremony was held at The Monterey Buddhist Temple!

chenin boutwell

I love when succulents are tied into a wedding floral arrangements! The sculptural little plants add such character and depth to the arrangements. Do not overlook oneo f nature’s choicest plants. They can thrive in anything and can be that little touch of substance and drama that you are going for in your day of decor. These stunning pieces where designed by Kim England of Fleurs de Soleil.

Monterey Buddhist Temple

yellow wedding ideas for the groom

yellow wedding ideas

All the details are simply lovely and where put together by Couture Celebrations on of our preferred vendors. See more of their amazing work by visiting here!

bird cage wedding card holder


Danielle painted the little bride and groom cake topper herself and even added a sweet little yellow bow to the back of the bride. She purchased the cake toppers over at of our favorite preferred vendors, Goose Greese. Thanks again to Chenin for sending us this crafty wedding, you can see more photos by visiting her blog here.

web: www.boutwellstudio.com blog: cheninboutwell.com email: info@boutwellstudio.com







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Shabby Chic Wedding By Joyful Weddings & Events

Erin Cole Wedding Head Piece

W had to start it off again with another stunning photo of Lauren and Scott. We are complete suckers for the Erin Cole Head Piece. It adds so much drama and fashion to the entire look. Love it! Let’s dive right into the details. Joyful Weddings and Events created a vintage backyard masterpiece filled to the brim with sweet handmade details. This wedding is definitely one to reference if you are planning a shabby chic vintage delight.

Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas

Lauren, the bride, made a few of the paper details on her own like the escort cards below. Printed on paper she bought at Sugar Press. Each escort card was held together by a mini clothes pin that gently hung on silk ribbon. How clever is that? Do you love the mason jars filled with wild flowers that are carefully placed on the antique plates? I sure do! You can make these yourself. You can purchase the stamp over a paper-source.

Backyard wedding ideas

The table numbers where also made by Lauren by using paper she purchased at Sugar Press. Love the lace runner over the wooden table. The details could not get any better.

shabby chic table numbers

Scott and Lauren’s signature Sweetheart Lemonade labels where made at Kinko’s by Lauren, copying a design from Evermine. Here is an exact link to the yellow labels. I love the lace ribbon tied around the mason jars it is that extra touch of love. The large wedding sign over the lemonade canisters where made by Posh Paperie


shabby chic wedding ideas

shabby chic wedding ideas

I love this cute desert tray filled with yummy treats all baked by Sweet & Saucy Shop. It reminds me of something Strawberry Shortcake might have at her wedding.
shabby chic wedding ideas
We leave with you all of the Wedding Chicks Preferred Vendors Responsible for this Shabby Chic Vintage Wedding!

Hair & Makeup: Flawless Faces
Photographer: Lane Dittoe
Film: Luvbug Films
Coordinator:  Joyful Weddings and Events
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Sweeter than Honey

Bride and Groom: Sara and Kyle
Photographers: amy squires & lane dittoe www.amysquires.com
Coordinator: A Day to Remember Wedding Consultants www.adaytorememberca.com
Facility – Harvest Inn – www.harvestinn.com
Florist – Sarah Acrich with Cuttings
DJ & Lighting Matt Brys w/Extreme Productions – www.extremeprodjs.com
Acoustical Guitarist – Doug Pauly – www.dougpauly.com
Photo Booth – ProFinish Designs – www.profinishdesigns.com
Videographer – www.heritagevideoinc.com
Catering – Prestige Events – www.PrestigeEvents24-7.com
Linens – Classic Party Rentals – www.ClassicPartyRentals.com
Reverend – Rev. Jeri Murphy – www.RevJeriMurphy.com

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Shelby Leigh Photography

Frilly lace and sweet details. Shelby Leigh Photography sent us this, “Shabby Chick” wedding. We love the peach bridesmaid dresses and the bright floral arrangements. Thanks Shelby for sharing.

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Real Photography- A Colorado Wedding

Real Photography based out of Colorado sent us the vibrant wedding of Meg & Matt. The reception was held at the hip Curtis Hotel Located in Denver. So many fun and festive touches where put into this. I am especially in love with all of the brides accessories. Her incredibly fabulous shoes and not to mention the orange tulle underneath her gown. Too cute! Of course we love love the balloons. Stunning job done by Real Photography

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