Vineyard Purple And Yellow Wedding

Andrew proposed to Tara at Disneyland in front of the magic castle. It’s only fitting that the sweet engagement story is woven into their Ojai wedding with little nods to Disneyland. They exchanged vows beneath a majestic oak tree nestled in the center of a vineyard on Tara’s family property, Triple L D Ranch. Surrounded by friends and family, they promised to love each other without fail and continually support each other’s dreams.

What an enchanted wedding captured by one of our Hand-Picked Wedding Vendors Lavender & Twine Photography. Enjoy more of this Vineyard Purple And Yellow Wedding in the full wedding gallery.

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Event Design: Bride | Venue: Majestic Oak Vineyard at Triple L D Ranch | Makeup: Brittany Dailey of Stella Row | Hair: Shonti Conner of Freddie B Salon | Cake/Desserts: I Would Rather Be Baking | Caterer: Q-Time BBQ | Dress Designer: Casablanca via Camarillo Bridal | Floral Design: Flowers By Roni | Groom’s Attire: Mission Tuxedo

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Colors: purple, yellow
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Purple Wedding Ideas

Purple really brings a feeling of elegance and beauty. This rich color can be paired with almost any color to make the perfect wedding color palette.

We are loving how our next bride combined this regal color with soft hues of pinks and greens at her relaxed Pennsylvanian garden wedding. Photographed by one of our favorites, Pat Furey Photography. There are more lovely purple wedding ideas in the full wedding gallery for you to peruse.

From The Bride Jocelyn:

Our shutter door escort card holder was actually our florist’s idea, they provided the shutter and placed small votives with flowers around our escort cards. It worked really well with our venue because of the vintage/country feel of the garden where our cocktail hour took place. For our favors, I bought small kraft boxes and stuffed them with moss and 2 daffodil bulbs, then stamped with a custom stamp we had made reading “love blooms” and our monogram. We thought it was a cute idea for our late summer/fall wedding so guests can plant them before winter and have something to remember our wedding by.  I collected vintage photos of our parents and granparents and framed them to display on our guest book table. Our guest book was actually an address box I found on Etsy that was created in our colors.

Photographer: Pat Furey Photography
Event Design & Florals: Dawn Clark, A Garden Party Floral Creations
Venue: Appleford Estate, Villanova, PA
Makeup: Cheekadee, Philadelphia, PA
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Cupcakes: Iced by Betsy
Dress: Romona Keveza
Caterer :Sage Catering (Berwyn, PA)
Hair : Mckenzie Hughes

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Old Fashioned Garden Wedding

Jen Rodriguez Photography shared with us this bright and cheery old fashioned garden wedding. Overflowing with seriously pretty wedding bouquets from April Flowers.

In fact, all of the wedding arrangements were pretty amazing. Janine, the bride, wanted an eclectic mix of lustrewear teacups and old bottles to hold a variety of blooms mixed with berries. There are so many more pretty floral pictures in the full gallery for all you pinners here. Love Me Simple created the custom ombre ceremony backdrop that is oh so fabulous.

The bride and groom were married at the Olallieberry Inn in Cambria, CA. It was a destination wedding and the couple wanted to treat their guests, mainly family, for this intimate wedding. The Olallieberry Inn holds a special place in the couple’s heart because this Inn is where the bride Janine’s parents stayed every year when they would visit Cambria. Janine’s father has passed away and being able to not only share this special place with the rest of their family, but to get married there just made the location that much more special. They brought in the talented ladies of Events Redefined to help pull Janine’s vision together.

Photographer: Jen Rodriguez Photography
Cake/Desserts: Enjoy Cupcakes
Floral Design: April Flowers

Venue and Catering: Olallieberry Inn
Makeup and Hair: Luna Bella Makeup Art
Coordinator: Events Redefined
Dress Designer: Ian Stuart
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo

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Colors: pink, purple
Styles: garden

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

McCormick Home Ranch is an incredible venue, perfect for a bride and groom looking for a backyard wedding feel. Jessica and Kevin had a specific vision in mind for their wedding and pooled their family resources to help bring this vision to life. The groom’s dad created their invitations and all of the signs used at the wedding. Jessica and her mom sewed the table runners for the reception.

Every last detail was considered – even down to the table name holders on the wine bottles, created specially by a friend and shaped into a perfect “J” and “K”. Guests were treated to lawn games (and prizes!) and BBQ. Serious cuteness that was captured by Jenna Marie Photography. Be sure to see more of this McCormick Home Ranch Wedding in the full wedding gallery.

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

Jessica and Kevin did something during their ceremony that you might want to take note of – a love letter ceremony. Both of them wrote one another a love letter, sealed it and, during the ceremony, each placed their sealed letter into a box along with a bottle of wine. The box was then nailed shut by both of their fathers. The box is to be opened on their 25th wedding anniversary.

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

McCormick Home Ranch Wedding

Photographer: Jenna Marie Photography

Venue: McCormick Home Ranch
Cake: Siblings Bakery
Caterer: Wood Ranch
Floral Design: Shabbir at Canoga Park Florists
Coordinator: Kerrie Allen

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Colors: orange, purple
Styles: rustic

Arroyo Trabuco Wedding

Bella Destinee Weddings and Events shared with us this super fun Arroyo Trubuco wedding. Most of all the little details you see were do-it-yourself projects done by the bride and her family. Loving the Izze Soda Pops used as escort cards. Not only is it clever, but adds a pop of color. All the thank you succulent plants were made with love by the groom’s mom. If you love this idea be sure to see our, Do It Yourself Eco Friendly Succulent Place Cards tutorial by clicking here.

See more of this Arroyo Trubuco wedding that was photographed by Andy Seo, in the full gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Andy Seo
Event Design & Coordinator: Bella Destinee Weddings and Events
Venue & Caterer: Arroyo Trubuco
Hair & Makeup: Theresa Huang
Cake: Moa Cake Studio
Cinematography: Kenny Han
DJ: Shine Entertainment
Dress Designer: Enzoani
Groom’s Attire: Theory via Nordstrom
Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden
Bridesmaid Shoes: Nine West
Bride’s Floral Clip: Etsy
Photo booth: DG Event
Officiant: Ben Poli

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Colors: purple, yellow
Styles: garden

Van Gogh Inspired Rustic Wedding Decorations

We absolutely adore the idea of making your wedding as personal as possible. If something has always inspired you, maybe a china pattern or perhaps a Van Gogh painting, we suggest you run with it and never look back.

A Blushing Romance Event Co. has been inspired by Irises, a painting by Van Gogh for many years and centered an entire shoot around the famous painting. Filled with vibrant floras and some to die for wedding calligraphy from Calligraphy by Hillary.

This Van Gosh inspired shoot filled with rustic wedding decorations was captured by Damaris Mia and there are so many more photos and information to read and see in the full wedding gallery.

Found Vintage Rentals 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 how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photographer: Damaris Mia
Event Design: A Blushing Romance Event Co.
Makeup and Hair: Ralukiss
Cake/Desserts: Miso Bakes
Dress Designer: Mary Me Bridal
Floral Design: Bella Bloom Floral Design
Jewelry: Divine Jewel at Etsy
Stationery: Calligraphy by Hillary
Veil or Hair Accessories: Lo Boheme
Furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Dessert: Layer Cake Bakery
Bridesmaids dresses: Forever 21

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Colors: purple
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Glamorous Wedding With Vintage Key Wedding Favors

Aaron Shintaku shared with us this Glamorous Wedding with Vintage Key Wedding Favors. It was held at the Ambassador Mansions and Gardens in Pasadena, CA, the backdrop for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Everything is so incredibly elegant and of course there is so much more to see in the full wedding gallery.

From the bride:
My husband Kyle and I are very much into European Architecture and design and beauty that it entails. We absolutely loved our venue since it felt as if we brought a little bit of elegant old romantic Europe to us both inside the villa and outside in the garden. Of course as a somewhat girly girl I had to find a way to add a piece of my obsession for chandeliers. We hope that our guests felt the same as well.

Photographer: Aaron Shintaku
Furniture rental: Found Vintage Rentals

Event Design: The bride
Venue: Ambassador Mansions and Gardens
Floral Design: Fleur De Lis Florist by Robert Luna
Makeup: Lauren Chavez at Glow By Lauren
Hair: Jayne Tongco
Cake/Desserts: The Confectionist by Linda Geffeney
Caterer: Cynthia Brooks Catering
Day of Coordinator: Sylvia Noland
DJ: Devin Christopher from Nightlife Entertainment
Dress Designer: Jenny Lee Bridal
Jewelry: Jenny Lee Bridal
Lighting: Cynthia Brooks Catering
Officiant: Roy Totten (Calvary Chapel)
Shoe Designer: Christian Louboutin
Stationery: Bella Figura
Veil or Hair Accessories: Jenny Lee Bridal

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Santa Ynez Wine Country Wedding Ideas

Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s wine country, the enchanting Santa Ynez Inn offers Victorian elegance, and is the perfect back drop for a summertime Wine Country wedding. In juxtaposition with the Inn’s romantic garden’s climbing roses were gigantic purple balloons from Balloons by Chris. Who does not love a gigantic balloon? The bride-to-be looks stunning in this full-length gown by La Soie Bridall, and copious amounts of jewels courtesy of 33 Jewels.

All of this wedding magic was captured by Linda Chaja Photography and designed by one of Santa Barbara’s finest Armando Martinez of, Alegria by Design. To see more Wine Country magic click here.

Photographer: Linda Chaja Photography
Event Design and Coordinator: Armando Martinez – Alegria by Design
Cake/Desserts: Enjoy Cupcakes
Stationery: Laura Hooper
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Venue: Santa Ynez Inn
Dress Designer: La Soie Bridal
Floral Design: The Village Gardener
Jewelry: 33 Jewels
Veil or Hair Accessories: Veronique Coleccion
Balloons: Balloons by Chris
Hair and Make-up: Flirt Make-up Artist – Shannon Jordon
Film processing: Richard Photo Lab
Model: Chrissy Deferville

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Glorious Down-Home Inspired Affair by Ulmer Studios

Off to Charlotte we go to visit one of our favorite Tennessee wedding vendors Ulmer Studios for the wedding of Steve & Molly. Filled with celebration with their closest friends & family on the beautiful Tennessee farm venue Front Porch Farms.

Be sure to see more rustic wedding ideas in the full wedding gallery and let us know what you think.

Introducing the most stylish flower girl ever. White eyelet dress, cowgirl boots and of course some teal mini Ray Bans. A look we are serious fans of.

The rich color palette mixed with softer arrangements for the long farm table centerpieces were a great mix of tones. Because of the heavy winds that day, the arrangements needed to be placed in cinder blocks so they could withstand any gusts of wind. The cinder blocks were then wrapped with burlap, which was a cute touch & totally fit in.

Steve & Molly & their friends are musicians, so music was a big part of their day. Their guest gift was a song that Molly sang & Steve produced along with a mix of their other favorite tunes.

Photographer: Ulmer Studios

Venue: Front Porch Farms
Cake/Desserts: Dulce Desserts
Caterer: The Turnip Truck
Coordinator: Meredith Zeller-Bridal Blueprints
Stationery: Hatch Show Print

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Colors: purple, yellow
Styles: rustic

Homegrown Secret Garden Wedding

We have a little Saturday inspiration for you to check out while enjoying your weekend. We had to show this incredible bell tree that bride envisioned and created. Ribbons everywhere with bells attached and blowing in the wind. Sounds incredibly magical to us.

Emily, the bride goes into much more detail about the bells and of course the wedding over here. This lovely South Austin wedding was captured by Nadine Photography.

Photographer: Nadine Photography
Event Design: Alison Twigger of Sweet Events
Venue: Hummingbird House
Cake/Desserts: Blue Note Bakery
Caterer: Royal Fig
Dress Designer: Alexia Gavela
Floral Design: Robin Graybill

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Colors: gray, purple
Styles: garden

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

Beautiful Spring Wedding by Brooke Trexler Photography

We normally do not post on the weekends, but we thought we would give you a little dose of Saturday wedding inspiration from Brooke Trexler. Mary and Winter made many of the elements themselves – including the lighting, most of the decorations, and the hand-built, amazing photo-booth. To see more of this Colorado wedding be sure to click here.

Photographer: Brooke Trexler
Venue: The Red Lion
Hair & Makeup: Holly
Cake: Piece Love and Chocolate
Caterer: Red Lion Restaurant
DJ: Tip Top Entertainment
Dress Designer: The Green Bride
Floral Design: Joy Ascher of Whole Foods
Officiant: Timothy Dobson

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Colors: purple
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

Parker Ranch Wedding Reception From Matthew Morgan Photography

Our next wedding is so jammed packed full of details that we guarantee you are going to love every minute of it. Event designer Tammy Mitchell thought of every last detail. We can already see these beautiful images being pinned and repinned on pinterest. Photographed beautifully by Orange County wedding photographer Matthew Morgan Photography.

Be sure to share with us your favorite detail from this wedding. Perhaps the makeshift theater playing childhood movies,’ the adorable tree swing, or maybe the flash mob first dance. You must see all the images in the full wedding gallery by clicking here.

Mini cabbages, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums and every other purple flower you can dream up filled the wedding reception. Floral Design By Lindi did an over the top job. Everything looks beautiful.

We love the idea of having a gourmet S’mores Bar. Even the handi-wipes were wrapped in burlap and tied with twine. The roasting sticks were thoughtfully wrapped with purple bows and all the yummy treats you could think of were ready to be roasted. Hello details.

Cozy blankets and a burlap lined log made the perfect location for a Smores roasting station. It is also the perfect place to unwind after a long day of wedding festivities. Yes … there is a bit more to this detail packed wedding.

An outdoor cinema was set up for the kiddos. Complete with boxes of pop-corn, movie treats and hay barrels to lounge on. An instant entertainment center for all of our littlest friends. Love It!

The first dance was flash mob dance routine! We would have loved to see that. There are so many more details to this wedding that you must see in the full wedding gallery. More flowers, wedding goodies and eye candy for you to swoon over.

Photographer: Matthew Morgan

Event Design: Tammy Mitchell
Coordinator/Event Designer: Tammy Mitchell
Floral Design: Floral Design By Lindi
Cake/Desserts: The Cupcake Store
Caterer: Tutto Fresco
DJ & Lighting: Tanner Giar
Dress Designer: The Perfect Dress
Cinematography: Catherine Taggart
Venue: Parker Ranch
Makeup: Elizabeth Kennedy
Hair: Bridget Zarate
Groom’s Attire: Suit, Shoes and shirt from Macy’s and Tie from Nordstrom
Jewelry: Macy’s

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Colors: purple
Styles: rustic

San Luis Obispo Family Tree Wedding From Ken Kienow

Before we dive into this wedding, we highly suggest that you read all the details from Jessica, the bride. After reading her wedding story, we all felt like we knew her. Jessica and her mom, who are DIY junkies to the core took this wedding and made it a rustic masterpiece.

From the flower boxes for centerpieces to the honey locust tree favors and so much more. You simply must see all the images from this wedding by clicking here. The San Luis Obispo wedding was  beautifully captured by Ken Kienow.

The couple has loved how trees grow for years and years, always getting stronger. Seasons may change, leaves may fall, but the tree grows and grows. The roots get deeper. The core wider. It lives for years to come. The couple saw their life as a seed planted, and our life together as a tree that will withstand anything and grow on forever.

Congratulations Jessica and Trevor on your wedding. Be sure to see so many more details in our full wedding gallery.

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Photographer: Ken Kienow
Venue: Flying Caballos
Makeup & Hair: Christine Veezey, Serandi Salon
Caterer: Mama’s Meatball
Cinematography: Drew Kirsch Productions
Coordinator: Jour Parfait
Dress Designer: Walters Wtoo, Ferndales Bridal
Floral Design: Melinda at Festive Designs
Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux Shop
Jewelry: Etsy
Officiant: Reverend Mike Metcalf
Stationery: Michael’s Crafts
Dena Ignacz (friend)
Rob Eller (friend)

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Colors: purple
Styles: rustic

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

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

Light Hearted Yet Elegant Alabama Wedding

It is so refreshing when we see a wedding hand-crafted by a bride that is doable. Lindsay, the bride, never considered herself a particularly crafty person, but like a lot of you out there the wedding DIY  bug hit her and she begin to plan and craft.

She took on many of the thoughtful touches such as the guest book, programs, menus, seating chart, signage, toss cones, welcome bags and table numbers. All of this with a full time job. Read more about their elegant Alabama wedding by clicking here. Be sure to see the full wedding gallery photographed by Jessica Wright Photography.

One idea that we think you might like is in lieu of sending the guests home with a wedding favor, you can make a donation to your favorite charity. Lindsay and Rob honored their guests by making a contribution to The American Red Cross in support of the Alabama Tornado Relief fund.

Photographer: Jessica Wright Photography
Venue: The American Village
Cake & Desserts: Barb’s Cakes
Caterer: Kathy G. and Company
Coordinator: Anita Kanellis
DJ: Jimmy Rooney
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Floral Design: Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market
String Quartet: Cahaba River Strings
Makeup: Laura Eason
Hair: Angie Baker of Fringe Salon
Veil & Hair Accessories: One World Designs
Calligraphy: Jan Pruitt
Stationery: Stacy Claire Boyd
Bride and Groom Signs: Wedding Chicks


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Colors: purple
Styles: rustic

Camarillo Ranch Wedding From Lukas VanDyke Photography

Camarillo Ranch in Ventura, California has a unique wedding venue that you might want to take a peek at. There is a great open barn house perfect for a casual reception. Our next wedding features this rustic Ventura wedding venue. The bride and groom had festive and easy do-it-yourself favors all captured by Lukas VanDyke Photography. To see more of this Camarillo Ranch wedding click here.

Photographer: Lukas VanDyke Photography
Venue: Camarillo Ranch
Caterer: Wood Ranch Barbeque and Grill
Dress Designer: La Sposa Gown
Floral Design: Crystal Sanford

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Colors: purple
Styles: rustic

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

Vintage Wedding Rentals

If you are planning a Southern California wedding, and are in need of some vintage rentals then Found is your one stop destination. Found also happens to be one of our Hand-Picked Wedding Vendors and they have incredible pieces to create the perfect environment for your wedding. To learn more about how to rent vintage furniture from Found click here.

This whimsical, almost ethereal, photo shoot was styled Found and Inviting Occasion. Using a mix of industrial items, organic elements, and vintage furniture they created the space amongst the lush nature and historical architecture of Rancho Las Lomas. All photographed by Studio EMP Inc.

Photographer: Studio EMP Inc.
Vintage Rentals & Design: Found
Makeup & Hair: Flawless Faces

Event Design: Found and Inviting Occasion
Venue: Rancho Las Lomas
Florals: Inviting Occasion
Dress Designer: Essense of Australia, sold at The Dresser
Clutch: Perfectly Pleated by Cady Briar Sold at B Bride Studio
Bracelet: Rosebud Cuff by Marielle Sold at B Bride Studio

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Colors: purple, white
Styles: vintage

Exquisite Purple Wedding Ideas

This is for all you OC brides on the hunt for a group of exquisite wedding vendors. As you will see, this wedding was a spectacular event. The details were beautifully created by Divine Details and the photographs captured ever-so-beautifully by Mathieu Photography.

Be sure to see more elegant purple wedding ideas by clicking here.

Photographer: Mathieu Photography

Photographer: Matthew & Molly Snelson
Event Design: Mikaila Jayne * Divine Details
Venue: Tivoli Too
Floral Design: Sussanna * French Buckets
Officiant: Todd Rodarmel * The OC Wedding Guy

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Southern Vintage Wedding by Alysse Gafkjen Photography

Alysse Gafkjen shared with us this laid back Southern Wedding. Filled with good food, dancing and a whole lot of sunshine.

The bride and groom are young artists in Nashville, TN. Steve, the groom, is an up and coming singer/songwriter. And, the bride, Becca Lou, is a beautiful fashion designer and artist. How darling are they? Be sure to see all the photos in the full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Alysse Gafkjen
Hair & Makeup: Stephanie Lowry
Dress Designer: Galina
Groom’s Attire: Imogene & Willie Denim
Vintage Gloves: Etsy
Shoe Designer: Toms
Venue: Owen Chapel, Crockett Park-Brentwood TN
Cake & Desserts:
Rebekka Seale
Ryan Kendrick

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Art Deco Wedding by Megan Ann Photography

Monika & Joe were married in downtown San Diego at the The Ultimate Skybox. Their vision from the beginning was a travel/art deco/old Hollywood affair with closest family and friends. Monika designed every detail, including all of the flower arrangements.

Since Monika is from Poland they incorporated the Polish tradition of presenting two shot glasses to the bride and groom. One containing water and the other containing vodka. Whoever picked the vodka is said to “wear the pants in the relationship.” You can tell by the photos who found the vodka.

Photographer: Megan Ann Photography
Venue: The Ultimate Skybox
Caterer: The Wild Thyme Company
Coordinator: Amanda McPhail
Dress Designer: David’s Bridal
Shoe Designer: Martinez Valero
DJ: A Touch of Class Music

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Colors: black, purple
Styles: theme

Lavender and Ivory Classic Wedding

Our next wedding, without a doubt, is truly a classic. It has a royal inspiration feel to it. Extremely classic and timeless with lavender and ivory elements flowing throughout.

Event Planner Carolyn Chen of The Special Day planned a magnificent event with over the top details. In fact, there are so many more breathtaking photographs to peruse in the full gallery. All of this elegant goodness was captured by Aaron Delesie.

A special thanks to Leila Khalil from Be Inspired PR for sharing these lovely wedding ideas with us.

Planner: The Special Day – Carolyn Chen
Photographer: Aaron Delesie
Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Cake: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Florals: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Lighting: G2 Audio & Lighting
Draping: Arriba L&H
Linens: Wildflower Linens
Invitations: Paper Girl
Printed Goods: Ly Nguyen Design
Hair/Makeup: Joyce Luck Style
DJ/MC: Hey Mister DJ
Musicians: Karla Ross Productions
Dancefloor: Barker Decor
Officiant: JP Reynolds

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Stylish Lake Tahoe Wedding

You are going to love our next wedding.

The bride is a lovely photographer who was featured here: Courtney Wilson Photography. The groom I happen to know personally and is childhood friend of mine. So, it is quite lovely that I get to showcase this wedding. It does not hurt that Courtney and Sean’s wedding is filled with thoughtful details and personal touches.

To read more from Courtney on how they pulled off this vintage inspired Lake Tahoe wedding click here. Of course there a ton of more beautiful photos to check out.

Steal Worthy Idea:

One of our favorite details was the place cards. We searched the internet for any pictures we could find of our guests. Using the beauty of facebook, we found snapshots, from safe to totally embarrassing, but if it was on the web, it was fair game! We turned them into Polaroids and with DIY magnets favors including vintage pictures of Lake Tahoe. Guests were laughing hysterically when they saw their old prom photos and Halloween costumes from years past as their place card. We’re still hearing comments about them!

Photographer: Emily Main & Melissa Vossler
Venue: Valhalla Grand Hall
Makeup: Natalie Cusson
Hair: Margit Aaron
Cake & Desserts: Hungry Girl por Vida
Caterer: Elegant Affair
DJ: DJ Maestro
Dress Designer: Melissa Sweet
Floral Design: Holly Fleur
Officiant: Rev. David Beronio
Shoe Designer: Fornarina
Rings: AAA Family Gems
Shoes: Seychelles
Photo Booth: Reno Photo Booth Company
Ceremony Musicians: Avalanche Violin & Guitar
Event Rentals: Event Masters
Table Cloths: Creative Coverings
Accommodations: Deerfield Lodge
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy Group and Priscilla of Boston

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Colors: gray, purple
Styles: rustic

Santa Ynez Wedding From Linda Chaja Photography

Long time sweethearts and Santa Barbara locals Rosana and Adam envisioned something very traditional for their wedding day. An event blending Rosana’s very traditional 1st generation Mexican-American upbringing and Adam’s more relaxed 4th generation experience. Photographed by Linda Chaja Photography and perfectly planned by event coordinator Armando Martinez for Alegria by Design.

To see the entire gallery and read more about this Santa Ynez wedding click here.

Event Planning & Design: Armando Martinez for Alegria by Design

Photographer: Linda Chaja Photography
Bridal Accommodations: Hotel Corque
Ceremony: Old Mission Santa Ines
Reception: Tres Hermanas Winery
Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals
Catering & Cake: Duo Catering and Events
Truffles: Jessica Foster Confections
Flowers: The Village Gardener
Hair: Lucy Salgado for Salon U
Music: Mariachi Los Rancheros of AMS Entertainment
Printed Materials and Invitation: Lazaro Press
Dress: Jim Hjelm
Custom Veil & Headpiece: Mercedes Trump
Makeup: Romina Negro

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Colors: orange, purple
Styles: classic

Woodsy Bridal Session

We adore a romantic bridal shoot.

Especially when it comes across effortlessly beautiful. The Life You Love Photography teamed up with some talented vendors to showcase how easy romantic bridals can be while still making them high fashion-esque. We just love how Lindy Floral accentuated every scene with flowers. Especially the swing that was hand crafted by Lindy. Be sure to check out all the images.

Photographer: The Life You Love Photography
Floral Design: Lindy Floral
Makeup: Lovely Day Hair & Makeup
Hair: Lovely Day Hair & Makeup

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: purple

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

Winery Inspired Wedding Ideas From Christine Olson Photography

We are so excited to share this gorgeous event! The bride, Sara, of onelove photography, is a talented photographer and a member of the Wedding Chicks and she actually found her photographer Christine Olson right here on the Wedding Chicks!

Sara made a beautiful bride and Christine captured the event perfectly. This wedding had a theme based on the couple’s love for vineyards and wineries. Sara and Mark decided to theme their reception after twelve of their all-time favorite wineries. Each table was named after a different winery, serving both a red and white wine from that particular winery. They ended up having 24 different wines featured at their reception.

Be sure to view the entire gallery. There are a ton of pretty photos.

Photographer: Christine Olson Photography
Bride: Sara of onelove photography

Venue: Hans Fahden Vineyards
Makeup: Julie Dy
Hair: April Verne
Cake/Desserts: Sweet
Caterer: Alex’s Catering
Coordinator: A Beautiful Affair
DJ: Michael’s Music
Floral Design: Pairs & Pieces
Officiant: John Zivojinvoic
Stationery: Sweet Penelope
Dress Designer: Janis Stob
Photo album: Adesso Albums
Fabric for photo booth and backgrounds of the framed seating maps: Sew, Mama, Sew!

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Colors: purple
Styles: vineyard

Country Couture Wedding From Acres of Hope Photography

We are smitten over our next wedding from Acres of Hope Photography, which the bride describes as “Country Couture”. A great description of a wedding theme.

As you will see there are so many thoughtful details put into this Temecula Farmhouse wedding. Moira Events did a top notch job in making everything look so lovely. From the homemade wild blackberry jam to the stylish bridesmaid dresses.

To read more about the wedding details and see all of the wedding details (there are tons to see) click here.

Photographer: Erica from Acres of Hope Photography
Bentwood chairs: Classic Party Rentals

Event Design and Coordinator: Jessica Beltran of Moira Events
Floral Design: Jessica Beltran of Moira Events
Stationery: Jessica Beltran of Moira Events
Veil and Hair Accessories: Jessica Beltran of Moira Events
Vintage China, Flatware & Cake Plate: Moira Events
Cake/Desserts: Taylor Rasche for Moira Events
Venue: Temecula Farmhouse
Dress Designer: Alvina Valenta
Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux
Jewelry: Nordstrom for bride’s earrings
Shoe Designer: Steve Madden
Linens: Concepts Events Design
Bridesmaids dresses: BCBG
Bridesmaids shoes: Truve from Nordstroms
Caterer: Smoke House Grills
Officiant: Randy Ford

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Colors: purple
Styles: rustic

Homemade South African Wedding By Jacki Bruniquel

Bo is a Californian girl who fell in love with a South African boy and got married at the most beautiful gorge on the South Coast of Natal.

Against all advice, Bo went with a red and purple theme and spent many hours on all the details. She had a very clear vision of what she wanted and actually made most the pretty details in this wedding herself (roping in family and friends of course).

When she couldn’t find red polka dot fabric for the little girl’s dresses, she just made them herself! This lovely Homemade South African Wedding is captured by Jacki Bruniquel Photography.

Be sure to peruse all the entire wedding gallery here.

Photographer: Jacki Bruniquel
Event Design: La Bola
Venue: The Estuary Hotel
Makeup: Emma Norris
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Shoe Designer: Betsey Johnson
Floral Design: Twisted Willow

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Colors: purple, red
Styles: beach

Gorgeous City Affair Wedding From Janae Shields

San Fransisco is a magical place to have a city wedding, it has that old world charm with all the touches of a modern city.

Enjoy this black tie affair with purple touches from Janae Shields. The bride’s dress is quite stunning with that elaborate bead work, don’t you think? Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery with all the gorgeous details.

Ring Bearer Bowls: Palomas Nest

Photographer: Janae Shields
Event Design: Event Space SF
Venue: Bently Reserve
Cake/Desserts: Satura Cakes
Caterer: Thomas John Events
Coordinator: Event Space SF
DJ: Denon & Doyle
Floral Design: Amy Burke Designs
Invitations: Aerialist Press
Makeup: Make Up By Mina
Hair: I Do Weddings

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Steampunk Wedding From Brandon Kidd Photography

Prepare for some serious Steampunk wedding inspiration from Brandon Kidd Photography.

The bride and groom used a motif of interlocking gears and applied it to the save-the-dates, invitations, escort cards, even the groomsmen had ties with gears silk-screened onto them. Following the theme from start to finish, all thanks to So Happi Together.

Modern 8 Films one of our exclusive hand picked vendors were the masterminds behind the super8. Love them! Read more on this gold, brass and eggplant celebration by clicking here.


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Filmmakers: Modern 8 Films

Design and Coordination: So Happi Together
Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography
Ceremony Venue : Saint Brendan Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Ebell of Los Angeles
Florist: Commerce Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang
DJ/MC: Pacific Events
Lounge furniture rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Bagpiper: Scott Walton
Depke Dancers: Stephanie Sullivan
Bride’s gown: Vera Wang
Transportation – Classic Limos
Photobooth coverage – Hollywood Photobooths
Cookie bar – Diddy Riese
Photobooth backdrop – made by the groom and his brother
Invitations – Screen printed by the bride and groom
Cocktail Hour musicians: Events Music 4 You
Cake: Allicakes

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Tea Party Engagement From Three Nails Photography

The ever so hip Three Nails Photography shared with us this Tea Party engagement session. With tasty treats and a bit of a rustic vibe, this shoot definitely alludes to a wedding that is going to be filled with eclectic surprises.

Oh la la we love! Let us know how much you are adoring this little number. Be sure to check out the full gallery with all the scrumptious details.

Photography: Three Nails Photography

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Colors: purple
Styles: theme

Hotel St. Cecilia Wedding Cory Ryan Photography

If we ever make it to Texas, we are for sure going to stop by the Hotel St. Cecilia for a stay or perhaps just to hang out by the pool.

The hotel is a secluded estate in Austin’s South Congress district. Named in honor of the patron saint of music and poetry. A perfectly stylish venue for your wedding. All photographed by Texas wedding photographer, Cory Ryan.

Photographer: Cory Ryan
Event Design: Gina Whittington
Venue: The Long Center
Makeup: Kandy Glass
Caterer: Sterling Affairs
Coordinator: Clink Events
DJ: CJ Kit Ketterman
Floral Design: Rosehip Flora
Lighting: Ilios

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Colors: purple, yellow
Styles: classic

Yellow And Purple Wedding Ideas From LVL Events

We adore the bold color palette with indigo, purple and yellow in our next wedding. Coordinated by the talented LVL Weddings & Events. So many wonderful spring wedding ideas to swoon over. Captured by Sargeant Photography. Of course you have to see all the lemon yellow goodness in the full wedding gallery.

Coordinator: LVL Weddings & Events
DJ: Vox DJs

Photographer: Sargeant Photography
Floral Design: Bella Blooms
Cake/Desserts: Torrance Bakery
Photo Booth: DG Events
Venue: Los Verdes Golf Course

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Colors: purple, yellow
Styles: garden

Pacific Northwest Wedding by Sara Gray Photography

Here is an adorable Pacific Northwest Wedding at the Seaside Inn located in Ilwaco, Washington. This lovely affair was photographed by Sara Gray Photography. We also love that the couple used some of our diy wedding projects. Be sure to see the full wedding gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Sara Gray

Venue: Inn at Harbour Village
Cake/Desserts: Cottage Bakery, Long Beach, WA
DIY Wedding Projects: The Wedding Chicks

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Colors: purple
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

A Barn Yard Wedding By Simply Bloom Photography

Our next wedding has all the essential elements to a perfectly pretty wedding. A romantic dress by Jim Helm, a rustic venue and of course Simply Bloom Photography. Sit back and enjoy the romance. There are so many soft and pretty images to see by clicking here.

Simply Bloom Photography is a member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm style # 8958
Hair & Make up: Stephanie Lynn
Caterer: Maggiano’s Little Italy
Florist: Sendik’s floral
Band/DJ: Midwest sound and lights

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Colors: gray, purple
Styles: rustic

Elegant Deep Purple Wedding From Events by Heather Ham

Brad and Emily currently live in New York city, but both of their families and most of their friends are back home in California, so it only made sense to have the wedding there. They wanted it to be simple and classy, and for everyone to just have a great time. All the glorious purple wedding ideas were carefully orchestrated by Events by Heather Ham and photos captured beautifully by on of our Wedding Chicks preferred wedding vendors Halberg Photographers.

To learn all the secrets behind this elegant wedding from Events by Heather Ham, be sure to click here.

Photographer: Halberg Photographers
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Coordinator: Events by Heather Ham
Bride: Emily Zuzik
Venue: The Valley Club
Hair & Makeup: Lisa Dempsy
Cake/Desserts: Montecito Confections
Ceremony Musicians: Santa Barbara String Quartet
Transportation: AITS
Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth
Dress Designer: Forever Yours
Floral Design: SR Hogue
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Officiant: Markus Kettles
Shoe Designer: Loeffler Randall
Invitations: VO Handmade

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Elegant Purple Wedding Ideas

Keeley and Brad had an intimate ceremony with just family in the beautiful chapel at Roswell United Methodist Church, and then friends joined them for the reception at 550 Trackside. This wedding was filled with elegant purple and gold details, including a to-die-for brooch bouquet and a wedding cake overflowing with gorgeous brooches.

To see the entire gallery filled to the brim purple wedding ideas.

Photography: The Studio B Photography
Ceremony Venue: Roswell United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: 550 Trackside
Dress: Sottero and Midgley style JSM1103
Shoes: Nina
Transportation: Georgia Trolley Service
Caterer: Masterpiece Events
Brooch Bouquet/Boutonnieres: Inspirations by Ingrid
Custom Cake Topper: Sophia’s Workshop
Guest Book: Elegantly Bound Books
Escort Cards: Design by Paisley Prints
Table numbers, gold trains: Hand made by bride’s dad
DJ: Storyline Creations
Cake: The Frosted Pumpkin
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse: Pronto Uomo
Groom’s Tie: Robert Talbott
MOH Dress: Macy’s
MOH shoes: Shoe Jewels
Table Decor and Linens: Perfect Petals
Chiavari Chairs and gold chargers: La Belle Weddings
Veil: Seamstress Linda Gillentine

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Colors: gray, purple
Styles: classic

New York Botanical Garden Wedding

We are head over heels in love with Southern Carolina Photographers, Hilton Pittman and are super excited to share with you Tia & Matt’s New York wedding. This classic New York wedding took place at The New York Botanical Garden. Their curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants, which makes a perfect backdrop for a classic New York wedding in the park. Enjoy all the prettiness.

Be sure to check out this entire New York Wedding by clicking here.

Southern Carolina Photographers, Hilton Pittman is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Tia’s Dress: Kleinfelds; Designer: Lazaro
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Alexis Comforti for Laura Mercier
Hair: Amanda Shackleton
Venue: New York Botanical Garden: The Lillian & Amy Goldman Stone Mill
Caterer: Abigail Kirsch
Wedding Coordinator: Michael LaVan
Florist: Forever in Bloom NY
Music: Hank Lane Music
Band: Riverside Drive
Officiant: The Reverend Jim Francek

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Colors: purple
Styles: garden

Canada Wedding From Jose Villa Photography

Tanya and Nelson were married in the Banff, Canada. Nestled in the heart of the pristine Rocky Mountains. From the snow-capped peaks to the flower-filled sunshine meadows to the emerald waters of Lake Louise, this magnificent protected National Park setting is the perfect arena in which to have a outdoor wedding. All this extreme prettiness has was all captured by Jose Villa Photography.

Be sure to view the entire wedding gallery by clicking here

Photography: Jose Villa Photography
Ceremony Location: Tunnel Mountain Reservoir
Reception Location: Banff park Lodge
Wedding Planning Service: Get Married in Banff

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Colors: black, pink
Styles: beach

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

Embellished Chocolate Fondant Wedding Cake

Get ready for something incredibly yummy from one of our Los Angeles Wedding Cake professionals, Erica OBrien Cake Design.

For the cake, Erica OBrien of Erica OBrien Cake Design embellished chocolate fondant with hand-cut floral appliques. She sculpted fondant fruits including apples, persimmons, and pears. Erica also made coordinating miniature loaf cakes which she covered in chocolate fondant and adorned with hand-crafted miniature fruit. Could you just die on how deliciously gorgeous these are? A special shout out to Honey and Poppies, one of our favorite Los Angeles wedding florists for dreaming up some incredible florals for the shoot. All captured by April Smith & Co.

You definitely have to view the entire gallery by clicking here.

Los Angeles Wedding Cake Designer: Erica OBrien Cake Design
Los Angeles Wedding Florals: Honey and Poppies

Photography: April Smith & Co

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Colors: purple
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

Classic Malibu Wedding

Michelle & Barrett had a relaxed wedding at The Adamson House in Malibu. Michelle was inspired by a small vignette of succulents, shells and crystallized rock that they placed on their head table. They brought in the laid back and relaxed feeling of the beach with turquoise & purple accents, a lounge for guests to relax and flowing organic florals. Barrett & Michelle took on quite a bit on their own. Barrett handmade all of the beer at their home. Michelle handmade grapefruit liquor from the grapefruit tree at their newly purchased home. The labels, coordinating with the rest of the paper materials, fit the theme perfectly. As they are both from the east coast, they really wanted all of their out of town guests to feel comfortable. To have fun. To be able to relax. It was the perfect event for just that. Relaxed. Fun.

A special thanks to Hazelnut Photography for sharing this wonderful wedding with us. Be sure to check all the wonderful images in our gallery.

Cake – Erica O’Brien Cakes

Photographer: Hazelnut Photography
Hair & Make-up – The Art Form Studio
Coordinator – Cassandra Santor
Caterer –  Truly Yours
DJ – Hey Mr. DJ
Flowers – My Wedding Blooms
Rentals – Classic Party Rentals
Videography – American Marriage Documentary
Paper Goods – Flite Design

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Colors: blue, purple
Styles: classic

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
Stylist: Stacey Sargent

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Colors: purple
Styles: handmade

Peacock Wedding Ideas

We know that you love a peacock themed wedding! Especially with a bold color palette of teal, aqua, lavender, and gold. This inspirational wedding shoot is bold and beautiful! There are for sure some steal worthy ideas in here for you from Alden Blair Events & Tyra Bleek Photography.

They used traditional elements in the stationery pattern as well as other items: formal invitations, individual menu cards, champagne favors, and dramatic centerpieces set the tone for a formal event. In order to add a touch of modern elegance they mixed in ghost chairs, stemware, chargers, and cigar favors which for sure adds that contemporary touch.

Photography: Tyra Bleek Photography
Event Coordinator: Alden Blair Events
Flowers: Blooms of Hope
Locations: Brookline, MA and Gondola Di Venezia – Boston, MA
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

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Colors: blue, purple
Styles: classic

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

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

Elegant Deep Plum Michigan Wedding

We have what we like to call a, “Double Dip,” for you today. Snippets of the wedding along with the wedding video. An elegant affair photographed by Smith Gallery Photography and filmed by Owen Video.

From the purple argyle socks that the guys wore, to the jewelry and flowers that were made by the bride herself, right up to the collection of vintage Super 8 cameras on display with their guest book and pictures, everything about this wedding just screamed ‘style!’

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Photographer: Smith Gallery Photography
Videographer: Owen Video

Stationery: Alaina Cherup
Day Of Coordinator: Rachel Cytacki
Cake Artist: Sorella’s –
Michigan Wedding Venue: Lovett Hall – H.F. Museum
Make-up: Mindy Powoski
Hair Stylist: Heather Atwood
Band at Reception: Cancel Monday
Musicians at Ceremony: Caryn Schultz & Lance Baker
Bridal Gown: La Sposa
Tuxedo: Express

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Sweeter Than Honey California Wedding

From start to finish this wedding is the bees knees. You are literally going to go gaga over all the juicy details that Sara and Brian have in store for you. Effortlessly captured by the incredibly talented Mi Belle Photography who always seems to amaze us with their over the top weddings. The event and design are seriously beautiful thanks to Amber Events and wait until you see the florals, they are to die for. Peony & Plum Floral Design hand painted vintage milk cartons to give it that extra added touch.

Sit back relax and enjoy some a truly sweet wedding and be sure to read on for Sara shares with us this masterpiece came together.

The antique Cameo was my Great Grandmas. When she was alive I would look in stare at that cameo, I thought it was and is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. My Great Grandma passed away when I was a senior in high school, and ever since then I dreamed about wear her cameo on my wedding day. That day my grandma brought it, the box in the picture is actually the original box she received the cameo in. It meant the world to me to wear something of her’s with such meaning to me- made me feel that she was by my side on our special day.

From the Bride:
Brian and I meet in college across a parking lot and hit it off from the start. Once, we were engaged the planning began. I knew I wanted a outdoor/rustic wedding, like the ones you see in the wedding magazines. But, I was fearful I would  not be able to pull it altogether. When we meet Amber we totally hit it off and knew she got the vision of the wedding. She got us in touch with our amazing vendors and we were able to pull off a great day.

Up to the month before the wedding, I still was not sure that it all would look put together. The week before when I saw my dress, the honey jars, the chalkboards, the flowers, and linens, I could breathe knowing the day would look amazing. The theme of Bees evolved over the weeks before the wedding through my mom and I (Both of us are teachers so creativity and ideas are always within our conversations), we thought honey “bee sweet take one” and”Eat drink and Bee married”.

Throughout the wedding planning process etsy became an obsession, thus the vintage milk carrier that held our wishing cards, tree stump ring holder, and the wood signs in the front of the venue. When the day came, everything was perfect and I was calm.

Brian and I had a Blast ! Everything came together in a rustic/elegant manner in our flowers, signs,drinks (vodka lemonade),dress, and venue. All of our friends had a blast and danced the night away and we only get great reviews about the day. At the end of the night Brian and I got in the limo to go to the Lagham, and it was pure silence. We started to laugh, we both were soo exhausted and happy (all at the same time), we could not believe how amazing everything was and how perfect it came out-Truly was the greatest day of my life!

Thanks Amber, Mi Belle Photography, and Peony & Plum Flowers, we could not have pulled it off without all of you! xoxo- Sara

Photography: Mi Belle Photography
Wedding Planning & Design: Amber Events
Florist: Peony & Plum Floral Design
Honey Favors: Rock Cheese and Honey
Hey Mister DJ:  Ceremony & Reception music
Wedding Cake : Portos Bakery
Linens: La Tavola
Priest: Father Ara
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Dress:  Pronovias
Bridesmaids dress: Jasmine B2 Bridesmaid dresses
Sign: True Connection

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Colors: purple
Styles: theme

Deep Purple Rustic Wedding Ideas

We have some serious rustic table decor inspiration from Love Spun Events that is going to make your head spin. It’s overflowing with ideas that will inspire you for your own whimsical wedding.

Love Spun Events collaborated with some of Atlanta’s finest wedding vendors to bring you this innovative and breath taking set up. Project Duo came in and caught every detail for your viewing pleasure and the stunning paper details were designed by Foglio Press. Of course the florals that are beyond gorgeous are thanks to The Savage Garden.

Read on to learn more about this stunning shot and how it came to life.

From Love Spun Events

The last wedding I attended as a guest, was just beautiful. It was very touching and went along seamlessly. In fact, everything was flawlessly thought out, except for one little detail: the reception tables were bare. And believe me, trying to maintain a conversation with a table of strangers during an hour-long dinner would have been a lot easier with something to talk about!

That was the inspiration of our table: to create a visual discovery – and a thought-provoking conversation starter. To achieve this, I wanted to incorporate two of my favorite wedding dècor trends: whimsical and rustic. Both trends are so eye-catching to begin with but we wanted to harness the two together to create something really magical. To start, we used a beautiful, weathered plank of wood as the table runner. We kept the linens neutral to highlight the unique elements on the table and the intricate, slate gray plates from Anthropologie added a welcome pop of color.

Sarah from Foglio Press created gorgeous invitations and menus that fit our vision perfectly, giving the table a touch of opulence. Then, to add texture, we created DIY plate dècor by binding wild bird feathers and twigs together with mesh ribbon. And for fun, we placed her precious place settings on top of Spanish moss and lichen-filled sherbet cups.

For the floral elements, I enlisted my dear friend Danny Wilson of  The Savage Garden. His work is always innovative and breathtaking and this was no exception. Each element he incorporated; a bird’s nest filled with grapes, purple cabbage nestled between twisting branches, weathered pots filled with exotic flowers – even a pin cushion in the shape of an antique doll – is sure to engage the senses and spark conversation

On the dessert menu: mouth-watering miniature pies made by Taria at Highland Bakery. (And they were the perfect reward post-shoot!!) We incorporated an antique drawer and over sized spools to showcase the pies in an unexpected way and a small bunch of deep red peonies and candles lended romantic flair to the display.

I love to mix and match chairs to give tables a unique look, so I knew I wanted to do something extra special for the seating elements. The refinished church pew mixed with unique chairs was the finishing touch to our whimsical and rustic vision.


Photographers: Project Duo

Design/Styling: Love Spun Events
Table settings: Anthropologie
Invitations: Foglio Press
Pies: Taria at Highland Bakery
Florist: The Savage Garden

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Colors: purple
Styles: rustic

San Francisco Cosmopolitan Wedding

Michelle & Abdulla had a modern wedding in San Francisco, California at the DeYoung Museum The overall colors were the base of champagne and cream hues with bold, contrasting accents of chocolate brown and deep aubergine-plum, a rich pallet that was inspired by the exterior facade of the DeYoung Museum structure itself. A fun fact about these traveling love birds – they have relocated to Abu Dhabi.

Captured by the super hip and modern photographer Jillian Bisinger Modern Photography.

Photography: Jillian Bisinger Modern Photography
Floral: Grace Street Floral
Catering: Grace Street Catering
Dress: Bridal Galleria
Location: DeYoung Museum
Hair and Makeup: Cinta Salon

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Sweeter Than Honey Wedding Ideas

For an even sweeter day, add honey to your overall wedding look and feel. There are so many adorable ideas that you can personalize and make your own that involve the buzzing bee. Here are a few garden wedding ideas that involve the sweet treat from Krissy McCabe Photography.

How about supporting local beekeepers and purchasing honey from them for a more eco friendly approach. If you are planning to incorporate candles into your wedding ceremony or reception, definitely consider going with beeswax. The possibilities are endless.

Photography: Krissy McCabe Photography

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Colors: purple
Styles: theme

Simple & Elegant NYC Wedding

Krystal and Jonathan’s New York May wedding was simple and elegant. With gorgeous spring florals from Denise Fasanello and the perfect mint green wedding shoes. This NYC wedding from Missy Photography was first held at The Old St. Patrick’s on Prince and Mott Street. It is actually a very famous church in NYC it was the first Roman Catholic Church in New York City, the site of the famous Irish and American turf wars. But even more famously it was the church where the last scene in the Godfather was filmed.

Photography: Missy Photography
Florals: Denise Fasanello
Reception: Bryant Park Grill
Cake: Cake Alchemy
DJ : Eric Visa
Makeup: Sally Duvall
Hair: Stacy Pitt
Dress:  Melissa Sweet
Shoes: J Crew

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

A Sunny Garden Wedding

Remember the Alice In Wonderland Bridal Shower Ideas from Jessica Frey Photography? That was so fun!

Well, Jessica Frey sent us this lovely garden wedding that took place at Mourning Cloak Gardens in Tehachapi, CA. A wonderful garden wedding venue. Named after an attractive butterfly found in the area, the Ranch offers tree-shaded gardens with over 2,200 species from the world over. They are each labeled for visitors who wander the paths.They do not have a web site if you are interested in learning more about having your wedding here you can call them 661.822.1661!

Jessica Frey Photography is a proud sponsor and preferred member of The Wedding Chicks.

Location: Mourning Cloak Gardens in Tehachapi, CA
Wedding dress & bridesmaid’s dresses: David’s Bridal
Catering: Coconut Joe’s in Bakersfield, CA
Tent: Details Party Rental
Cake: Linda’s Cakes ‘n Things in Tehachapi
Flowers: Tehachapi Flowers, plus hand picked lilacs that morning by the bride
Decor: signs, table decorations all done by the bride with items from Kohls, Michaels, and internet bargains

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Colors: purple
Styles: garden

An Arizona Desert Wedding

I have to say that the location for our next wedding is quite breathtaking. There is something about the desert that draws you in and gives you feeling of peace and tranquility.

There are so many more beautiful photographs taken by the utterly fabulous orange county wedding photography duo, Erin Hearts Court Photography. You definitely have to jump over to their blog and check them out here. Get ready to enjoy Sean and Moira’s Arizona wedding where the cactus are blooming and the sun is shining.

Moira had two different wedding looks. Both of her dresses overflowed with beaded details. The first look was a lace up corset designed by Maggie Sottero. Beautifully complimented by a vintage inspired head band. A soft and romantic look with a bit of old fashion flair.

Susan Ruddie did all alterations on the second dress. She also is he one with the inspiration to use the feathers that were almost the same color as my hair which was the perfect accent and not too much.

What a fabulous Arizona wedding venue. Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is filled with desert charm. They also offer lodging and hiking trails and horseback riding are at your doorstep. A wonderful idea for out of town guests or a destination wedding.

We also wanted to show you one more view of Moira’s second wedding look because it is oh so breathtaking. The feathered hair piece is from a “Wedding Dresser” in Brooklyn. It was made just for the bride and her dress. Totally custom but really affordable! You can find her by clicking here.

Orange County wedding photography, Erin Hearts Court Photography are preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Venue: Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Planner: Creative Events LLC
Florist: Sauliz Flowers
DJ: Corbin Dooley
String Quartet: Camus Quartet
Rings: Camille Hempel
Bracelet: Regina B with pearls from my bride’s grandmother’s necklace
Invitations: Hello Lucky

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

A Dreamy Proposal In Santa Barbara

I am not sure if you remember our last feature from Nico Designs, let us just say it is a must see. You can view it by clicking here.

Well, in a nut shell he is an off-the-hook event and floral designer who dreams up some fabulous events. Our next feature is a dream sequence created, designed, and produced and styled by Nico.

This is tale of a young man, so in love with his girl, that he want to propose to her in the most romantic way possible. He invites her to a secret place, where he leaves little hints and notes for her to follow until she gets to him. When she finally sees her love after a journey down a rustic dirt road, he is waiting for with flowers, a horse, and a sign that says, “Will You Marry Me?”.

Nico brought the indoors out, creating a living room scene, complete with seating, a foliage filled floral table, candles, and Champagne. Lanterns hang to offer warm, soft lighting, and the newly engaged happy couple embarks on a romance-filled evening.

There is no detail spared in this fantasy proposal as she arrives in a silver Rolls-Royce, is dressed to a tee, and will sip Perrier Jouet, against the juxtaposed pastoral backdrop of the trees and rustic furnishings. Tiny signs and quotes of love adorn organic decor and complete a sweet and stunning show of love and commitment.

The bouquet, the floral adornment in the drawers of the table, a single monochromatic bud on a plate, an antique box mixed with a more contemporary tabletop and all of the hanging details are what Nico specializes in, be it his creations for styled shoots or for a client’s party or wedding. Talent lies in those who can make the most of the little things and this is the story Nico was looking to depict. There are fine things in life, but it is the smallest touches that mean so much.

Design, Conception, and Produced by Nico Cervantes

Photography: Tim Halberg
Production Manager: Lindsey Hartsough
Dress and accessories: JCrew website
Place Setting, flatware and stemware: pottary barn website
Desserts: Fresco
Horse: Trigger, Courtesy of Two boot farm
CA.Models: Annabel & Bobby

Categories: Engagement Sessions, Inspirational Shoots
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Colors: purple
Styles: engagement

London Garden Wedding

An incredibly super pretty wedding from London Photographer Marianne Taylor. Below is bit about Jonny and Amy wedding.

Amy’s gorgeous dress and veil were by Amanda Wakely Sposa and her beautiful hair bloom, an ivory feather peony which I absolutely l-o-v-e-d, was designed and made by Yasmin Rizvi. Her perfectly imperfect hair was carefully teased into place by Victoria Boorman and her make up was done by Vicky Snepp from Space NK in Tunbridge Wells.

The reception was held in a marquee decorated beautifully with flower arrangements made by a family friend, Judy Debenham (who was responsible for the gorgeous bouquets as well), and lots of personal touches, such as the cute lavender bags made by Amy’s mum and the napkins which were made by Amy herself from fabric off-cuts from Cabbages and Roses gorgeous fabrics.

Photography: Marianne Taylor Photography who is preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

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Colors: pink, purple
Styles: beach

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

Ohio Wedding With A Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress

This classic Ohio wedding shared with us by Red Gallery Photography was filled with classic iconic details including a stunning Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress!

Ashley looks dazzlingly beautiful in her ivory silk organza strapless gown. Style 92E25 to be exact. The iconic designer dazzles us with his amazing craftsmanship and delicate beauty. You just can not go wrong wearing an Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress!

Ashley and Tom had a backyard tent wedding at Ashley’s childhood home they had some wonderful classic details like a stunning Royals Royce get away car, crisp black and white details with hints of hot pink. An authentic Cuban cigar rolling station and to top it off they had a Chicago Cub’s Wrigley Field wedding cake.

Enjoy this classic Ohio beauty.

Red Gallery Photography is a Ohio wedding photographer and a preffered member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Cinematography: True Video
Flowers: Fresh Flowers & Events
Event Design & planning: Trace Ltd.
Catering: New Albany Country Club
Ceremony Location: United Methodist Church, Bexley, OH
Reception Location: Pritchard family home- backyard tent
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Dress: Oscar de la Renta

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Colors: black, purple, white
Styles: classic

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

Salt Lake City LDS Wedding

Christine Olson shared with us lovely Salt Lake City, Utah Wedding. Spencer and Taylor were married at Salt Lake City LDS Temple and later had a lovely ring ceremony at Devereaux Mansion later in the day. Taylor’s Mom is a professional chef and made all the food for the reception, Taylor’s entire family spent most of their time in the kitchen preparing the delicious food! It is so lovely when everyone is involved in the celebration.

We are in love with Taylor’s dress and veil, designed by the popular Penelope. We hear she is a super popular dress maker in Salt Lake City. Unfortunately she does not have a web site. But, we listed her contact information below for you. She charges around $1200-$2500 for a custom gown.

Christine Olson is a Utah wedding and destination photographer and a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks.

Ceremony Location: Salt Lake City LDS Temple
Reception Location/Ring Ceremony: Devereaux Mansion
Mr & Mrs Tree Rings: Little Wee Shop
Ice Cream Cake: Baskin Robbins
Dress Designer & Veil: Penelopes ( 1670 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105  801.582.5010)

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

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

California Beach Wedding Venue

Troy Grover Photography shared with us this incredible beach wedding venue that is a perfect spot if you are looking to have a vintage inspired wedding.

Casino San Clemente was built in 1937, and is an icon of North Beach and an official City Historic Landmark. The historical society worked extremely hard to make sure that this charming building stayed with the city of San Clemente.

Read on to learn about this inspiring shoot.

Found provided the event decor and props to make everything looking super beautiful. If you want to learn more about renting vintage furniture we did a little feature on Found not too long ago. If you would like to learn more you can click here.

From The Vendors:

Casino San Clemente is incredibly charming. While working with the design team, we all discovered that we shared a passion for bringing modern and vintage elements together.

While the Casino is a grand space to work in, we fell in love with a cozy little space off to the side that was home to a large, brick, wood burning fireplace. We set our feasting table under the whimsy of a mature tree….the kind that are made for sprawling out your favorite blanket and curling up with a good book.

Aly of The Vine’s Leaf created lush florals bursting with color and yummy fresh cut fruit. We added vintage china and candelabras that reminded you of Sunday dinners at your grandmother’s house.

Our furniture and decor pieces were truly vintage and we absolutely adored each crack, chip, and tear that told the story of their history. Countless hours were spent collecting these rare finds. Jeni Maus of “Found” Vintage Furniture Rental who is responsible for hand selecting and caring for all of the gorgeous pieces that made us feel like we had created the sitting room of our dreams!

As the sun began to set we let the romantic elements take the lead. Sultry, deep red florals in vintage canisters and over sized, tufted chairs to sink in to. This look was influenced by the glamorous performers who took the stage night after night in the early days of the Casino’s history.The fireplace took center stage with a garland of deep red roses, candlelight and vintage frames for creating your own moments to remember. ”

The Following Vendors are preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks

Orange County wedding photographer Troy Grover Photography

Found vintage furniture rentals

Orange County wedding florist The Vine’s Leaf

Orange County party rentals Classic Party Rentals

A special thanks to
Venue: Casino San Clemente 140 W. Avenida Pico San Clemente| Kelly Rae Roemer | (949) 632-5605
Event Planning: High Society Wedding & Event Planning

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Classic Laguna Beach Wedding

The Wedding Chicks Love Laguna Beach, California. So when Onelove Photography sent us Julie and Nash’s classic wedding we wanted to share with you a bit of Laguna’s beauty.

Julie and Nash are Orange County natives they have actually known each other since high school, but started dating in college. They both live in Laguna Niguel and were married at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church. The love birds and their wedding party sailed on their family sailboat into the reception at Dana Point! It was quite an entrance. The wedding was simple and elegant.

Julie was a do-it-yourself bride and did everything including the floral arrangements! She is a florist and was up all night before the wedding prepping all the beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. Talk about serious dedication!