Elegant Lavender Wedding

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Alisa and Devon gravitated early on to the idea of having a vintage, barn-style wedding. They guests to be comfortable and share in our happiness in a relaxed setting, but thought it might be challenging to strike a balance between a casual outdoor setting that was also elegant and appealed to their, foodie sensibilities. Then they came across Barndiva, a perfect farm to table restaurant just off the town square in Healdsburg.

They loved idea that their menu would be designed just a few weeks before the celebration based upon seasonal ingredients that the chef felt were most exceptional at the time of their wedding. Relaxed beautiful atmosphere, check. Amazing food, check. You simply must see their entire elegant lavender wedding here. Filled with refined rustic details, like the clever custom wine bottle/table number below.All beautifully captured by The Edges Wedding Photography.

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Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids

Photography:  The Edges Wedding Photography 
Ceremony & Reception Location and Catering: Barndiva, Healdsburg, CA
Planning: Pilar with So Eventful
Florals: Michael Daigian Design 
Wedding Dress: Anna Maier Ulla-Maija 
Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids
Hair clip: Hautelook 
Invitations: Gilah Press 
Favors: Sugared Spice on Etsy 
Shoes: Stewart Weitzman 
Rings: Eric Trabert Goldsmiths 
Groom's Suit: Hart Schaffner Marx 
Groom's Shoes: Santoni

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Colors: gray, purple, white

Rustic Yellow Wedding Ideas

Rustic yellow enthusiasts, be sure to take a peek at our next inspirational shoot.  The smell of tangy citrus and it’s vibrant color inspired Rachel Kuhn to design and photograph all of these rustic yellow wedding ideas for you to swoon over.

The paper goods crafted by Typologie & Co definitely add that extra zest to the decor. Neatly packed in colorful felt bags and adorned with multi-colored tiny puffs for that extra pop of color. To see more rustic yellow wedding ideas visit the gallery by clicking here.

Keeping with the whole citrus theme, you can easily make edible escort cards out of your favorite fruit.  Type out your guest’s name along with their table number. Gently tape or super glue it to a colorful straw and you have an instant escort card that guests will love.

Stationery: Typologie & Co

Photographer & Event Design: Rachel Kuhn
Venue: Citrus Ranch Park
Hair: Tara Harman
Cake/Desserts: Pockett Bites
Caterer: Pockett Bites
Dress Designer: Watters
Floral Design: Hannah Buran
Groom’s Attire: Ted Baker
Jewelry: Whitley Designs
Shoe Designer: Seychells

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Colors: white, yellow
Styles: rustic

Rustic Wedding Ideas

This Fort Worth, Texas wedding combines the bride’s passion for all things rustic with her love of peacock feathers. How about those blue peacock wedding shoes? They would have fit in perfectly with our blue wedding shoe round up… don’t you think?

Courtney, the bride shares more details about her special day here. Of course we have to mention the whimsical backdrop, elegantly decorated with rustic lanterns and antique chandeliers. We are also loving the collection of vintage lanterns over-flowing with fresh flowers. Both are such great ideas.

All of this Texas wedding goodness captured by Ryan Ray Photography. See more rustic wedding ideas in the full wedding gallery.

Ryan Ray 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: Ryan Ray Photography
Venue: The Stonegate Mansion, Fort Worth, Texas
Hair: Dalton Salon
Cake/Desserts: Zen Baking Company
Caterer: H3 Ranch
Dress Designer: Enzoani
Floral Design: DIRT Design Studio
Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Shoe Designer: Johnathan Kayne
Bridal Boutique: De Ma Fille

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Colors: blue
Styles: rustic

Woodland Wedding Decorations

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

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

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

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Colors: brown, green, red
Styles: rustic

Minneapolis Rustic Chic Wedding

A rustic chic wedding is arguably on the top of our list for favorite wedding trends. Simple, relaxed with a few pretty fabulous details always seems to sweep us off our feet. Our next wedding from Gene Pease Photography has all the elements of a rustic chic wedding, including some stylish calligraphy escort cards from calligrapher Rosann Konieczny that we know you will love. Be sure to swing on over the gallery and check out more of this Minneapolis Rustic Chic Wedding.

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Calligrapher: Rosann Konieczny
Photographer: Gene Pease

Venue: Nicollet Island Pavilion
Makeup: Cole’s Salon Burnsville
Hair: Cole’s Salon Burnsville
Cake: Cocoa & Fig
DJ: Instant Request
Flowers: Studio Fleurette
Hotel: Graves 601 Hotel
Hats: Katy Helen Stockinger

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Colors: pink
Styles: classic

DIY Country Wedding

Vicki, the bride shared with us her real DIY country wedding, thoughtfully compiled of do-it-yourself touches, including some super cute tin can floral arrangements that look rustically chic.

Since the bride and groom are both a little bit country they took that into consideration when planning out the event. They married at a barn and the entire wedding party wore cowboy boots and hats and the ring bearers wore overalls. Everything about the day reflected their true personal style, which is always important. To see more of this DIY country wedding from Troy Grover Photographers be sure to click here.

A note from the bride:

Basically we had a super low budget so it was a huge DIY wedding. With a ton of help from my family, we rallied and made everything from the burlap table runners to the canopy to getting our flowers from the flower market the day before and making the arrangements to baking our own cake and glueing the program fans, everything! The one thing that I was happy we did and I will share with every bride is to stay true to what makes you happy. Make your wedding a part of you and your fiance to share with your guests. I think that is something that we did, we shared a part of us with them and it came across that way. Stay true to what you believe and love and you’ll have the most amazing day!

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Photographer: Troy Grover Photographers
Makeup & Hair : Christine Nelli
Caterer: Tacos Ochoa 2 & In N Out
Dress Designer: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Anthropologie
DJ: DJ LaBowski
Venue: Chestnut Hill Farms

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Colors: blue
Styles: rustic

Sierra Nevada Wedding

If you have ever seen the Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges, you know they are gorgeous. As you can see in our next wedding, the cascading mountain ranges and the lush valley almost seems surreal. Beautifully captured by one of our Hand-Picked Vendors KT Merry Photography.

Read all the details from this Sierra Nevada wedding click here. Of course, we have to mention the ceremony arbor which was was created with white birch, hop, jasmine vine, burgundy foliage. It is pretty amazing. Designed by Art in bloom.

KT Merry 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: KT Merry
Rentals: Tahoe entertainer
Floral Design: Art in bloom
Venue: Willows and dreams
DJ: Bill McClain mobile music
Bride’s Gown: White by Vera Wang
Hair Makeup: Ansie Scossa at Vintage salon
Cake: Judy Straw
Catering: Bella Vita (bride’s aunt Coco)

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Colors: black, pink
Styles: rustic

Wisconsin Barn Wedding At The Enchanted Barn

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

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

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


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

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Colors: green
Styles: handmade, rustic

Vintage Chic Wedding Decor

Every little last detail was hand-crafted by Dee for her glamorous country wedding with a whole lot of style. Jam jars with custom labels for the guests, handmade flowers and a ton of vintage chic wedding decor made up this country meets city wedding. Of course there are so many more wedding details to see in the full wedding gallery that must not be missed. All of this country goodness was photographed by Krista Fox Photography.

Photographer: Krista Fox Photography
Venue: Noten Acres Family Farm
Makeup: Blush & Brush – Laura Ewart
Hair: Cindy Luke Hair
Cake/Desserts: A Slice Above (2 mini cakes and cupcakes)
Coordinator: Silverberry Occasions
DJ: Trevor the Entertainer
Dress Designer: Superior Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Stationery: Purple Martini Photography
Florist – Final Touches
Decorator (tent drapery and backdrop) – Rachel A. Clingen

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Rustic Wedding Decorations

How incredibly cute are those hand-crafted wedding signs? This along with all the rustic wedding decorations were completely put together by the bride. A few ideas to get the wheels spinning for you up and coming farmhouse wedding. Photographed by Mad Chicken Studio, be sure to see more of this wedding be sure to peek in the gallery.

Photographer: Mad Chicken Studio

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: rustic

Making Paper Flowers For Your Wedding

We have a lovely Arizona wedding to share with you today from Ventola Photography. One thing that we absolutely loved about the wedding was that instead of traditional floral bouquets they used stylish paper bouquets. Making paper flowers for your wedding is not only practical but quite easy. They are always in season and you will be able to keep these crafty beauties forever. Martha Stewart has an easy do-it-yourself guide on how to make paper bouquets that you can see by clicking here.

Enjoy the rest of this Arizona wedding and be sure to see all the photographs in the full wedding gallery.


Photographer: Ventola Photography

Venue: Boojum Tree
Makeup and Hair: Bride
Caterer: San Tan Brewery
Dress Designer: J Crew
Officiant: Hal Shrader
Shoe Designer: J Crew

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Colors: orange
Styles: rustic

Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse Wedding

Amelia+Ryan have been together for 10 years! When they decided to finally tie the knot, they had a lot going on to say the least. Between Amelia currently studying to become a doctor and Ryan busy with his career they hardly had time to plan a big production. They decided that what they really wanted was a day filled with friends and family and that felt totally them. They used a minimal amount of vendors and instead enlisted the talents of the family and friends around them to create the perfect day at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse.

They purchased fresh flowers and the morning of the wedding the bride and bridesmaids sat together and put them arrangements together using a variety of containers and vases. The groom’s sister baked all of the yummy reception treats including the brides favorite cake. The groomsmen helped tie up loose ends. The bride did hire Joy De Vivre to be on hand for the day of coordination and everything went off without a hitch. It was a relaxed day with fun punches of color in a gorgeous venue tucked in the San Ynez Mountains. All photographed to perfection by Jen Rodriguez Photography. To see the entire Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse wedding check out the full gallery.

Photographer: Jen Rodriguez Photography
Coordinator: Kristen of Joy De Vivre

Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse
Hair & Makeup: Martha Lugo of About Faces
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss

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Colors: peach
Styles: rustic

Romantic and Classic North Carolina Mountain Wedding

Way up in a little North Carolina mountain town is a romantic yet, incredibly classic wedding location that simply must be seen. If that happens to be where you live and what you are hunting for, well aren’t you a lucky one.

With a quaint church for the ceremony and a rustic wedding venue known as The Apple Barn this countrified wedding location is worth the look. You can see more charming photos of the location in the full wedding gallery. All of this mountain goodness was captured by Red White and Green Photography.

Photographer: Red White and Green Photography
Venue: The Apple Barn
Caterer: Gadabouts Catering
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Groom’s Attire: Jos. A Banks
Event Design & Coordinator: Kelly Mustane
Floral Design: Dove Acre Florist

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Colors: gray, yellow
Styles: rustic

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

Perfectly Pink Wedding Ideas From Foxtale Photography

We have a few soft pink wedding ideas from Foxtale Photography and Enviously Green Wedding and Event Planning to share with you this morning. A spring inspired bouquet mixed with a lacey gown and a bird cage veil are surely to inspire the bride looking for elegant ideas.

All of this wedding inspiration was captured at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum located in the downtown St. Augustine. If you just so happen to be on the hunt for a Florida wedding venue. Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Wayne and Lucy Smith, Foxtale Photography
Event Design: Enviously Green Wedding and Event Planning
Venue: Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
Makeup: Makeup By Jamie B
Hair: Renee Pendlay
Cake/Desserts: Luli’s Cupcakes
Dress Designer: Daniel Thompson Bridals
Floral Design: Flower Works
Hair Fascinator :Fascinate Me LLC
Female model: Kaylee Ann Barker | Male model: James Broucek

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Styles: rustic

Rustic Southern Wedding by Gabe Aceves Photography

Let’s venture to the Virginia countryside where obviously lovers are from, for Kimmy and Chilly’s (Chad) countryside wedding. Simple and chic details makes this wedding a true southern charm captured by the oh-so-talented Gabe Aceves. Be sure to make note of the pinwheel table numbers. Yep, you have to have those. Be sure to see more exceptionally pretty pictures in the full wedding gallery. Seriously, how pretty is this wedding?

Photographer: Gabe Aceves
Venue & Caterer: River Bend Golf Club
Desserts: Fluffy Thoughts
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Dress Designer & Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Shoe Designer: Antrhopologie
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung
Stationery: printed by Digital Lizard
Hair: Eclips Salon
Makeup: Jennifer Grillo Crisci
Hair Accessories: Etsy- Untamed Petals


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Colors: blue, red
Styles: rustic

Fun Texan Wedding by Julie Wilhite Photography

We hope you have a little more room for some more wedding inspiration. This time straight from Texas by Julie Wilhite Photography. Navy bridesmaid dresses with horse ribbons, and the cutest bird seed centerpieces, and of course the horses make this Texan wedding a ribbon winner. Be sure to see the entire wedding in the full wedding gallery. All photographed by Julie Wilhite Photography.

Photographer: Julie Wilhite Photography

Venue: Woodlawn Manor
Makeup: Kari Slansky of Violet Salon
Hair: Peggy Loakim of Violet Salon
Cake: Main Ingredient
Caterer: Washington Parties
Coordinator: Francesca Louis of Washington Parties
DJ: Gavin Holland
Dress Designer: Ramona Keveza
Floral Design: Waterbird Designs
Officiant: Amber King
Shoe Designer: Dan Post
Pies: Dangerously Delicious Pies
Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie

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Colors: blue
Styles: rustic

North Dakota Public Library Wedding

After all the hours going into planning, sometimes your special day does not always go as planned. Our next wedding is living proof that despite major obstacles, this two-day North Dakota wedding came together. Complete with multiple locations, memorable food and an overall incredibly happy vibe. Be sure to read the entire wedding story from the bride and seeing the entire wedding gallery by clicking here. This North Dakota do-it-yourself wedding was captured by Yvonne Denault Photography.

The wedding meal can be the biggest part of your budget. You want it to be delicious and memorable for everyone. There are plenty of ways to cut catering costs, but the easiest way is to have someone you love volunteer to do it for you. Lucky enough the bride’s parents put together the amazing menu and catered the entire event. If you know of someone that loves to cook possibly ask them to cater your wedding. Of course you will foot the bill, but it might be a way to cut costs and serve up some delicious food.

Despite their petite wedding budget they managed to serve beef tenderloin with peppercorn sauce, lamb, couscous, sage-stuffed chicken, an enormous antipasto, crab cakes, fresh fruit parfaits, and chocolate-raspberry cheesecake. In addition, a friend courteously provided 20 gallons of home-brewed beer to help with the costs. Sounds delicious and amazing.

Photographer: Yvonne Denault Photography

Venue: VIP Room
Dress Designer: Christos of New York City
Shoe Designer: Seychelles

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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 Sonoma Summer Wedding by Kate Harrison Photography

We officially love our next wedding. Perhaps it’s because it’s from one of our fabulous hand-picked wedding vendors Kate Harrison or maybe because it is simply pretty. Kate did a fantastic job of capturing this Sonoma wedding filled with rustic details. All perfectly put together by One Fine Day Events. How much do you love the door draped with flowers at the ceremony site?

Of course, there are so many more fabulous photos to swoon over. Click here to see them all.

Photographer: Kate Harrison

Event Design & Coordinator: One Fine Day Events
Venue: Cornerstone Sonoma
Caterer: Alex’s Catering
DJ: The Cheeseballs
Dress Designer: Angelina Bridal Couture
Floral Design: Church Street Flowers
Groom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger
Stationery: Hello! Lucky
Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew
Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Cake: Tim Veatch

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Colors: gray, yellow
Styles: rustic

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

South Carolina Barnyard Wedding

We have a sweet barn yard wedding to share with you from Almond Leaf Studios. Sprinkled with all of our favorite pinkish hues, tons of fresh spring florals,  and some of the cutest bridesmaid dresses. This wedding is a overflowing with elegance and charm that South Carolina is known for.

Photographer: Elizabeth Marx of Almond Leaf Studios

Venue: The Dairy Barn – Anne Springs Close Greenway
Makeup: Elizabeth Queener
Hair: Lauren Rorie
Cake: Cake Lady Jill
Caterer: Leroy Springs Catering
DJ: Carlos LeBron
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Floral Design: Carey Roberts Design
Groom’s Attire: New York Bride & Groom
Veil: New York Bride & Groom
Day of Coordinator: Creative Solutions
Rentals: Creative Solutions

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Colors: pink
Styles: rustic

New Zealand Barn Yard Wedding

This is for all of our friends on The Gold Coast looking looking for a unique barn yard wedding venue in New Zealand. The Tarureka Estate can accommodate 120 guests for a sit-down banquet and wood-fired heating makes it ideal for winter as well as summer weddings. Beyond that, it just looks absolutely stunning.

All photographed by New Zealand wedding photographer We Do Photography & Design. There are so many more photos to peruse, click here to see them all.

Photographer:  We Do Photography & Design
Venue: Tarureka Estate
Makeup: Dara Wakely
Caterer: Guten Appetit Catering
Dress Designer: Venus Brides
Officiant: Yvette Reid
Shoe Designer: Benjamin Adams
Stationery: Cocoa Berry Design

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Colors: black, white
Styles: rustic

Indiana Country Casual Wedding

En Vida Studio shared with us our next charming Indiana wedding filled with lovely florals, super cute hot air balloon stationery and an adorable love bird cake topper, all the personal touches that we love. The wedding took place at the County Line Orchard, a perfect venue for rustic weddings.

Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

Groom’s Gift: Paloma’s Nest

Photographer: En Vida Studio
Venue: County Line Orchard
Caterer: Cafe Elite Restuarant & Catering
Cinematography: Vibe Video Productions
DJ: Style Matters
Floral Design: Vans Inc & Fiddlehead Floral
Stationery: Give Studio

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Colors: pink
Styles: rustic

Condor’s Nest Ranch Wedding From Tyler Branch Photo

Our next wedding is overflowing with vibrant colors and handmade details that you are sure to adore.  From the mix-matched bridesmaid dresses to the antique brooch bouquet, Corbett and Ian had all of our favorite wedding details.

Photographed by Tyler Branch Photo at the ever-so-popular The Condor’s Nest Ranch. Be sure to check out the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Tyler Branch for Paperback Weddings
Venue: The Condor’s Nest Ranch
Cinematography: Paperback Weddings
Floral Design: Christa Rose
Makeup: Tasha Dubreuil-Marinier


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Colors: red
Styles: rustic

DIY Idaho Barn Yard Wedding

We love to feature a good old fashion barn yard wedding especially if it’s in Idaho. Eryn and Brian had an intimate ceremony followed by a luncheon at their favorite french restaurant. Later in the evening, they hosted a big barn reception complete with a bluegrass band, pie, pizza and even chickens! Love it! All photographed beautifully by Greg Hoskins Photography.

Be sure to see all of the barn yard wedding ideas by clicking here.

Eryn and Brian did most of all the decor themselves. Projects included wine bottles covered in tree wrap, honeysuckle vines made into bird nest centerpieces filled with items they picked up on walks. They drilled holes to fit tea lights and homemade pom – poms out of coffee filters. They even spray painted votive holders to look like mercury glass. Many of their friends helped pull off the day by providing Eryn and Brian with music, flowers, cake, elbow grease, and support.

Photographer: Greg Hoskins
Venue: Hidden Springs Barn
Makeup: Graeber & Company Salon
Hair: Graeber & Company
Cake: Hawthorne-Sweet-Shop
Desserts: Penny’s Pies
Caterer: Le Cafe de Paris
DJ: Hillfolk Noir (band)
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Jewelry: Anthropologie
Shoe Designer: Poetic Licence

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School House Wedding by Stephanie Hunter Photography

Charlene & Brad were married under an old oak tree on Charlene’s grandparents’ ranch near Johnson City, Texas. The reception was held in and around an old schoolhouse! Most of the details of this wedding were complete DIY. Family & friends chipped in to make their wedding day affordable, yet stylish and super unique.

A special thanks to Texas wedding photographer Stephanie Hunter for sharing this with us. Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Stephanie Hunter

Cake & Desserts: Blue Note Bakery
Stationery: Forever Fiances
Venue: Rocky Pleasant Hill Schoolhouse
Johnny Whatnot
Groom’s Attire:
Men’s Warehouse

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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

DIY Woodsy Wedding From Jago Foto

This outdoor DIY wedding is sure to give you some wonderful yet do-able ideas.

The couple made sure that all the little details had their own personal touch. The bride’s necklace was a family heirloom, the napkin holders were handmade, and even their wedding cakes were placed on tree trunks to show their love for the outdoors.

We love the family style seating with the river view in the background. So incredibly magical. What is your favorite part? To see all the DIY wedding details click here.

Photographer: Jago Foto
Venue: Rancho Cicada Resort
Cake/Desserts: D’Agostini Delights
Floral Design: Purchased from San Francisco Flower Market
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Shoe Designer: Rocket Dog
Caterer: Erika Abrahamian

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Devil’s Thumb Ranch Colorado Wedding From Aaron Snow

Even though we are positively ready for summer to arrive, we still can appreciate a downright fashionable winter wedding.

This beautiful winter wedding was held at the Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Colorado. The bride wore a beautiful fit-n-flare gown which had a full feathery skirt. Bridesmaids wore an assortment of colors but they tied everything together by wearing gorgeous fur coats. It is a definite show stopper photographed by Aron Snow.

Be sure to enjoy all the snowy white details in our full wedding gallery

Photographer: Aaron Snow & Josh McCullock
Event Designer & Coordinator: Rami Carter
Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Dress: Carolyn’s Couture
Flowers: Pick Me Floral and Event Design
Ring:  Designed by Tim Lewis of Lewis Jewelers
Officiant: Randy Shrauner
Cake: Teacup Bakery
Band: Soriee

Want to hear more about this wedding? The Bride shares tons of info and tell all about her dress.

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Rustic Wedding Ideas From Emily Heizer Photography

We are positive you are going to enjoy our next wedding. It’s jammed packed with creative ideas. The entire wedding was a DIY project orchestrated by the bride’s mom. Where did she find all of this rustic wedding inspiration? From the wedding blogs of course!

Prepare for copious amounts of rustic romantic wedding inspiration and for sure have to check out the entire wedding gallery here.

Photographer: Emily Heizer Photography
Venue: The Hideout
Caterer: Mountan Magic
DJ: Good Times Dj- Kelly Scott
Dress Designer: La Sposa
Floral Design: Art in Bloom
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Shoe Designer: Frye
Makeup: Diana Ingalls
Russell’s Mercantile
Wendy Smith
David Beronio

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Colors: peach
Styles: rustic

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

Lake Superior Wedding From Emily Steffen Photography

Even though it is still a wintry wonderland outside, you can have an cozy and intimate affair inside just like our next Lake Superior wedding. Filled with thoughtful touches, be sure to check out the birch tree table numbers that also double as a menu. Brilliant idea!

All captured with elegantly by one of our favorite Wisconsin wedding photographers, Emily Steffen Photography. Be sure to soak in all the winter wedding details by viewing the full gallery of images.

Photographer: Emily Steffen

Venue: East Bay Suites
Makeup: Laura Gallop
Hair: Laura Gallop | 562 Salon
Caterer: Chez Jude
Dress Designer: BCBG
Floral Design: handmade from wood
Jewelry: Tiffany and Etsy

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Rustic White Wedding By No Eye Has Seen Photography

We can’t tell you how much we love it when brides send us their weddings to feature. Nina dreamed of a fairytale wedding in a ballroom with a princess dress. When it came down to getting engaged and actually planning out her dream wedding her vision completely changed.

Although it is equally as lovely and charming it was quite the opposite. A rustic white wedding held at Laudholm Farm Reserve in Maine.

All captured beautifully by No Eye Has Seen Photography. Their day was put together by a stunning team of vendors, led by the ever fabulous Paula Marrero.

Photographer: No Eye Has Seen Photography
Event Designer: Paula Marrero
Venue: Laudholm Farm, Wells, ME
Makeup: Joya Beauty
Hair: Hair That Moves
Cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes
Caterer: Destination Catering
DJ: C-Zone Music
Dress: Allure
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Stationery: La Bella Rue
Flowers: Karla Cassidy Designs
Officiant: Dan Forte
Coordinator: Paula Marrero

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Colors: white
Styles: rustic

Pink and Pretty Wedding at the Condor’s Nest Ranch

We love a Condor’s Nest Ranch wedding. They always seem to have so much style and flavor. Our next wedding is no exception. Emma and Mark had over the top creative details that included loads of pink, quirky accents and of course tons of fun. Yes, those are fire throwers you see.

Sweet Emilia Jane goes into more detail that you can read by by clicking here. All captured by Your Inner Song. Do share with us how incredibly cute you think this is.

Photographer: Your Inner Song
Event Design: Sweet Emilia Jane
Venue: Condor’s Nest Ranch
Hair & Makeup: An Updo For You
Cake/Desserts: The French Gourmet
Caterer: Vail Ranch Steakhouse
Cinematography: GL Videography
Coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane
DJ: Universal DJ Services
Floral Design: Nikolai Events

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Colors: pink
Styles: rustic

Vibrant DIY Catskills Wedding

You are going to fall head over heels in love with our next wedding. It is beyond cute and gushing with diy handmade details. All of this goodness was captured by New York wedding photographer beIMAGED Photography. You have to share with us how much you loved this diy extravaganza.

Photography: beIMAGED Photography
Caterer: Bridge Creek Catering
Prop Styling: Sets by Sara
Music: Frankenpine & Wicked Messengers

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Colors: brown, pink
Styles: rustic

New Jersey Wedding From Jeri Houseworth Photography

This New Jersey wedding from Jeri Houseworth Photography is packed with pretty details that you are going to love. The bride and groom were inspired for their love of animals and wanted to keep everything as earthy friendly as possible. All of the floral arrangements were organic and the wedding menu was vegetarian. Keeping with the earth inspired theme, the wedding took place on the bride’s horse farm. Be sure to check out the full wedding gallery for more inspirational images.

Jeri Houseworth Photography is a proud sponsor and member of The Wedding Chicks

Photography with Jen Rutherford
Video:  Jennifer Anderson
Caterer: Emily’s Cafe
Cake: Vegan Treats
Band: White light
Flowers: Flowerful events

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Yellow Wedding Ideas From Mathieu Photography

We wanted make sure you had an eye full of pretty to start your week off right. Christie and Seth infused both of their personalities to come up with this delightful event. Captured by one of our favorite Orange County wedding photographers Mathieu Photography. We could not adore them more. The full wedding gallery has more Yellow Wedding Ideas and all of the juicy details. Be sure to check it out.

Photographer: Mathieu Photography
Event Design: In The Now Weddings & Events
Cake/Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Cinematography: Living Cinema
DJ: DJ Chuck

Venue: Hamilton Residence
Makeup: Kristen Storey: Salon 9
Hair: Katie Schwecke Pourhassanian: Studio Salon
Caterer: Stonefire Grill
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Floral Design: Sherry Hagen
Cool Haus Ice Cream Truck: Eat Cool Haus

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Colors: orange, yellow
Styles: rustic

Vermont Wedding From Orchard Cove Photography

Although most of us are knee deep in winter we could not resist sharing this fall wedding with you from Orchard Cove Photography. The warm fall colors and the charming details are sure to inspire all of you newly engaged brides planning a fall wedding. Our favorite touch are the escort cards neatly placed in a cut out log surrounded by crisp apples. How incredibly clever is that? For more wedding details and tips from the bride click here to see more.

Photographer: Orchard Cove Photography

Venue: The Inn at Round Barn Farm
Makeup: Leave it to Laurie
Hair: Leave it to Laurie
Cake/Desserts: Vermont Cake Studio
Caterer: Cooking from the Heart at the Round Barn Farm
DJ: Steve from Peak Entertainment
Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm
Floral Design: A Schoolhouse Garden
Groom’s Attire: Vineyard Vines
Ceremony Venue: warrenchurch.org
Calligraphy: www.calligraphyboston.com
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: www.ariadress.com

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Colors: brown, orange
Styles: rustic

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

Yellow And Gray Wedding From Joielala Photographie

We are started this week off with a bang of a wedding from Joielala Photographie. Katie and Matt’s backyard wedding is crazy gorgeous and filled with perfect gray and yellow details. Katie shares with us how this Laguna Beach back yard wedding came to life. Click here to learn everything and of of course see more yellow and gray wedding details.

Joielala Photographie is a proud sponsor and member of The Wedding Chicks.

Photographer: Joielala Photographie & Scott Lawrence
Bride dress: Nicole Miller
Bride shoes: Corso Como
Groom suit & shoes : John Varvatos
Venue: Bride’s parents backyard in South Laguna Beach, CA
Wedding Coordinator: Jen Peterson Events
Florist: Bliss Floral Designs
Invitations & guest book cards: Dear Clementine
Just Married sign:  Earmark Invitations
Tissue poms: Prost to the Host
Succulent pots & vases – Ikea
DIY by bride – canvas art (billy balls), M&K cake topper, guest book card holder (decorative paper & labels from Paper Source)

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Colors: gray, yellow
Styles: rustic

Rustic Outdoor Wedding From The Reason Photography

Courtney and Russell wanted their wedding day to be an expression of their love for one another and their love for family and friends. The entire wedding was filled with charming rustic details. Mason jar glasses filled with lemonade and bright berries is just one of our favorite touches. All of this rustic wedding love was photographed by Atlanta Wedding photographers The Reason. To see more fetching wedding details click here.

Photographer: The Reason
Event Design: Eva Behrendt
Cake/Desserts: Atlanta Cupcake Factory
Caterer: Dennis Dean Catering
Invitation/Favor Labels/Napkins/Bags: Pace Papers
Wedding Programs: JeanM
Locally Made Strawberry Jam Favors: Rise n’ Dine
Coordinator: Classic Weddings by Louise Hanlon
Floral Design:
Band: The Dappled Grays
Hair & Makeup: Lindsay Block
Fair Weather Farms

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Colors: orange
Styles: rustic

Condors Nest Ranch Wedding From Dapper Images

Dapper Images shared with us this rustic Condor’s Nest Ranch wedding. Overflowing with marvelous DIY details and thoughtful touches. We love the personalized hangers that the bride had made for her bridesmaid. Hello cuteness. The full gallery is jam-packed with more details. Be sure to see them all.

Dapper Images is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks

Photographer: Dapper Images
Venue: Condors Nest Ranch
Makeup: Makeup By Ady
Hair: Brandy Sanford (Porter & Hudson Salon in Pacific Beach)
Cake/Desserts: Baby Cakes
Caterer: 220 Catering
DJ: Music Phreek
Dress Designer: D’Angelo
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Jewelry: etsy
Lighting: Music Phreek
Shoe Designer: Stevemadden.com
Stationery: etsy
Veil or Hair Accessories: etsy

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Colors: yellow
Styles: rustic

Rustic Wedding From First Comes Love Photography

Christine & Shehkar had been together 9 years after meeting in marching band at UC Berkeley. They got married at the beautiful Radonich Ranch in California, which just enough rustic to be casual and just enough lovely to be elegant. Filled to the brim with homemade fun and quirky details. There are so many more adorable images to see from First Comes Love Photography that you must see and insider tips from the bride.

Click here to see the entire wedding gallery.

Photographer: First Comes Love Photography
Venue: Radonich Ranch
Makeup: Shealley Gumiran
Hair: Shelly Ann Cross
Cake/Desserts: Joan Lee
Caterer: Radonich Ranch
DJ: Dave and the Diamonds (band)
Dress Designer: Vintage
Floral Design: homemade
Groom’s Attire: English Laundry (suit) & Penguin (tie)
Jewelry: homemade, heirlooms, Etsy
Shoe Designer: vintage
Stationery: homemade
Veil or Hair Accessories: homemade
Coordinator: Vignette Events

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Colors: blue
Styles: rustic

Temecula Orange and Teal Wedding Ideas

How are the weekend wedding plans going? Here are some orange and teal wedding ideas to hopefully give you a little weekend inspiration. Nini and Allan tied the knot at the Temecula Creek Inn, a fabulous San Diego wedding venue. Their adorable wedding all captured by Temecula wedding photographer, Fairytale Creations. Be sure to check out the entire wedding gallery for all the thoughtful wedding details by clicking here.

Photography: Fairytale Creations Photography

Event Coordinator: Suzanne Apodaca of DeMaeSu Events
Catering: Temecula Creek Inn
Hair & Makeup: I Do Makeovers Joni Keller
Bridal Makeup: Kristene Foley
Wedding Pastor: Charlie Thorn
Florist: MFG Floral Designs and Events
Musician/DJ: Brian Stodart

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: rustic

DIY Daisy Inspired Wedding Ideas

From start to finish, Lacey and Jared crafted their way to wedded bliss for their Texas wedding. Everything you see here was made by them: the road signs, the chair signs, all of the floral arrangements, and everything in between. All of this DIY goodness was photographed by Sara & Rocky Photography.

If you are looking for more DIY wedding inspiration, click here to see the entire wedding gallery.

Photography: Sara & Rocky Photography
Dress: David’s Bridal

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Colors: yellow
Styles: handmade, rustic

Malibu Wedding At Saddlerock Ranch

Happy Friday! Before we get our Sweet Treats on we wanted to give you a bit of eye candy to swoon over from Pasadena wedding photographer, Picotte Weddings, who happens to be one of our newest Hand Picked Wedding Vendors. Much more on that later!

On to Erica and Dennis’s Malibu wedding that was held at the oh so beautiful, Saddlerock Ranch. All the charming details are inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds this Los Angeles wedding venue. All the elegantly designed details you see are done by one of our very own Megan with, La Partie events. Be sure to read on for more details from Megan. You can take in all the charming details by viewing the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

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Photography & Cinematography: Picotte Weddings
Wedding Planner & Florist: La Partie events

Dinner was served family style and catered by Jennifer Naylor
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch
Dress: Oscar De La Renta
DJ: Stir Father
Makeup & Hair: Ashley Lintott

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Colors: gray, red
Styles: rustic

Michigan Barn Yard Wedding

Alexa and Nathan were married in Troy, MI where her and her family attended church. The cross in the church was hand carved in honor of Alexa’s father who passed away a few years back. After the ceremony, the guests drove about an hour to The Huntsman Hunt Club. Since it was such a far drive, the bride made handmade goodie bags filled with with water and cookies. She stamped it with her own personalized bird stamp. Read on to learn more about this Michigan wedding shoot by Veldman Photo .

Of course, be sure to check out all the barn yard details by clicking here.

The groom, Nathan, is from Montana, but bride, Alexa, was from the Michigan area. She decided to decorate her reception hall as though they were in Montana. They were both really big readers. Their centerpieces were set up with mason jars, country flowers, and a few of their favorite classic books that they enjoyed. They had their place cards as book marks with the guests name and table number included on them. The favors included a DIY goodie bag with trail mix, nuts, and candy in wooden bins.

Their friend made them a sign that said their names and wedding date, along with a hand carved rocker.

Photography: Veldman Photo
Venue: The Huntsman Hunt Club

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Colors: yellow
Styles: rustic

Tennessee Red Wedding Ideas

Alexis and Jason really wanted to have a wedding that reflected their casual, fun-loving personalities. With only four months of planning months, they quickly decided that their dream wedding would include tacos, a pinata, a paper airplane exit, lots of warm colors, and a whole lot of fun. Alexis begin her DIY adventure , to read more on her planning process see below.

Bauman Photographers flew out from San Diego to capture this Tennessee wedding. To see the entire the wedding click here.

From The Bride On her planning process

From the minute we were engaged Jason and I knew that we really wanted our wedding to reflect our casual, fun-loving personalities. With Jason being from the West Coast and myself growing up in the South, we also definitely wanted our wedding to have a taste of both places. Somehow this California-Tennessee combination inspired what we called our vintage Mexican fiesta wedding! We both are creative people (Jason is a photographer and I’m a graphic designer) so we immediately had tons of ideas for making our wedding unique, memorable and totally US. With only 4 months to plan we quickly decided that our dream wedding would include tacos, a pinata, a paper airplane exit, lots of warm colors, and a whole lot of fun. After searching high and low for a rustic barn to no avail, we found Traveler’s Rest, a beautiful historic plantation with an updated barn on the grounds. Perfect!

It didn’t take long for our vintage Mexican fiesta theme to take place. So many parts of this wedding were DIY. We even took across the border to find decorations and inspiration! I quickly went to work designing the save-the-date postcards and then the invitations–both inspired by Mexican folk art. We wanted everything about the ceremony and reception to feel comfortable and fun, and we especially wanted to create a lot of personal touches. Using red and yellow as our main colors, we went to work making flower balls out of fabric, triangle flags strung together on twine, a cupcake stand covered in a yellow vintage-inspired paper and handwritten signs to hang on the bride and groom chairs. I found a beautiful old table cloth to drape over our outdoor picnic table and filled mason jars with red and yellow ranunculuses and lots of green stems to keep everything looking like they were picked fresh from the garden.

And then the real fun began! We held the ceremony on the plantation grounds under an old magnolia tree. Our bridesmaids wore red dresses they each picked out on their own, and the groomsmen looked sharp in their black suits and red ties. The reception was held at the barn with red, buttercup and ivory lanterns glowing over head. Our beautiful and delicious Mexican chocolate and coconut cupcakes were made from scratch by my sister-in-law and the taco bar was catered by a burrito shop, the local favorite for its fruit tea and pineapple salsa. The best part of it all was watching everyone come together and have a great time. The corner photo booth was constantly crammed full of guests making silly faces while wearing goofy hats and crazy oversized sunglasses. We danced. We laughed. We drank margaritas. In the end it really couldn’t have been any more uniquely us.

San Diego Wedding Photographers Bauman Photographers are proud sponsors and preferred vendors of The Wedding Chicks

Venue: Traveler’s Rest Plantation, Nashville, TN
Day-of Coordinator: Simply Stunning Events
Dress: WTOO Brides by Watters
Makeup: Sally Freeman
Invitations: Alexis Goodman at The Visual Republic
Bridal Bouquet and Boutonnieres: Village Flowers
Catering: Blue Coast Burrito
Photobooth: RedEye Photobooth

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Colors: red
Styles: rustic

San Luis Obispo Holland Ranch Wedding

Schell and Morgan got married at the Holland Ranch on the central coast in San Luis Obispo. This venue was amazing and all the details of this day fit perfectly. Morgan gave Schell a new surfboard as a wedding gift. They had homemade pies and doughnuts for dessert. The flower girl wore an orange and blue tutu. Being from Hawaii, Schell’s mom and sister performed a traditional hula dance, to add something special from home for the wedding. All of this captured by the ever fabulous Aaron Shintaku Photography.

Photography: Aaron Shintaku Photography
Coordinator: Jamie Strand
Venue: Holland Ranch 805.459.9222

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Colors: black, orange
Styles: rustic

Jordan Almonds Are Grody!

Just Teasing to all out there who love Jordan Almonds! Love Me Sailor Photography shared with us Lanie and Chris’s incredible private ranch in Pioneertown, CA wedding. The decor was DIY, of course, garlands of paper plate flowers, wild flowers in thrifted vases and mason jars (with dyed water, giving them some extra colored flair), and a huge overhang for their “altar”, made up of paper plate flowers- in a rainbow! Love it! Read on to hear more about this lovely day.

From Love Me Sailor Photography

All the tables had hay bale seating, and such a cool, personal detail- each table number was a ceramic angel holding a number- these were ceramic angels Lanie had received every year for her birthday growing up. This was a great way to incorporate a sweet family tradition into a not so traditional wedding. Lanie’s friends helped her assemble the entire day, everyone working tirelessly right up until the ceremony- but it was SO worth it.The decor was awesome, and all the guests agreed.

The ceremony was short but so sweet. One of Chris’s lifelong friends married them, and they exchanged vows they each wrote, as well as excerpts from a poem. Their walk back down the aisle was to a very fitting Edward Sharpe and the Zeros “Home”. Their dog Calliope escorted them out too, and all of this couldn’t have been more them.

The cocktail hour and rest of the evening was filled with bubbly and beer, games, dancing to a great live band, and Indian food- what they had on their first date, not to mention one of their very favorite foods. The desert was extra warm that day, with lots of love between the adorable couple, and all of their friends and family who had come from ALL over to be there on this special day.

Long Beach Photographers Love Me Sailor Photography are preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and a proud sponsor.

Details of the wedding

The dress is BCBG
The boots are just cheap-o Downtown LA boots since we don’t wear leather
Same with the purple shoes-dollhouse
My girlfriends and I bought all the flowers in Downtown LA and made the arrangements
The food was all from Agra cafe in Silverlake, trucked out to the desert by good friends, and gussied up by hired help.
Earrings – vintage

Chris’ suit is from Confederacy in Los Feliz…I’ll have to check the designer when I get home – all I know is it cost three times what I paid for my dress!
His shirt is from Nordstrom
Shoes – Vans
Socks – Urban Outfitters
Tie – $2 vintage find!
Our dog, Calliope is from the East Valley Animal Shelter, Fall 2008 Collection. Very fancy.

The band is the fabulous Ryan Bradley Affair

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Idaho Old Fashion Wedding

We love a good Idaho wedding since Jocey lives there but, we especially adore it when the wedding is filled with good old fashion charm. Taking place at was at the 7N Ranch, a tranquil and peaceful place. A perfect spot for a vintage inspired wedding complete with a renovated barn. Idaho wedding photographer, A Day to Adore Photography captured all Ashley Alipio’s pretty wedding details. Read on to hear about Ashley’s wedding inspiration and how their wedding came to life.

From Ashley the bride:

Alipio and I met in Hungary with some friends, at the time he was living in the South of Portugal and I was living in Prague, Czech Republic. We met at a prayer meeting for a mission trip to Portugal. He says he knew he was going to marry me the first time he saw me. Our first date was in Portugal and our first kiss was in France. The inspiration for the wedding was all my favorite things. Most of the things that were used were just collections of my favorite lovelies, through travels and thrift store shopping.

The dress was just a simple find, pretty bare when I bought it and then had a friend cut off the top and put new sleeves on and the sash. My hairpiece was a collection of old earrings and broken feathers mod podged together. All of the centerpieces and bridesmaids’ dresses were all from thrift stores. My personal advice is to always be collecting little treasures from thrift stores. Our flowers were just from a market and my bridesmaids arranged them themselves. It was simple and last minute!

I think the sweetest thing about it all was how sentimental all of our details were. It was my grandparents 55th wedding anniversary and my great grandparent’s 72nd wedding anniversary It is sweet that we were all brides on the same day. My brothers gave the sweetest toasts and all my favorite people that I love the most were all together. The most memorable is when its the most personal.

Photography: A Day to Adore Photography
Venue: 7N Ranch

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Texas Rustic Wedding

Texas weddings always seem to be filled with charm and good old fashioned elegance. Cassie and Sam’s rustic wedding is definitely not an exception. They chose a fantastic Texas venue filled with country flair and rustic charm, The Vista West Ranch.

They chose a romantic and classic color palette of soft pinks, whites and creams. To complement the country feel of the venue, Cassie incorporated rustic touches. The table numbers were brass house numbers placed in the centerpieces and flowers were arranged loosely in vintage glass vessels. Wendee from Lucie’s Events custom designed the distressed window frame “Guest Book” and hung it from one of the amazing trees on Vista West Ranch‘s property.

Shannon Cunningham Photography did an outstanding job of photographing this charming wedding.

Photography: Shannon Cunningham Photography
Coordinator: Lucie’s Events

The above Austin, Texas wedding vendors are preferred members and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Catering: Primize
Floral: Petal Pushers
DJ: FC Media
Wedding Cakes: Simon Lee
Hair & Makeup: LucieMarie
Lighting: FILO
Limo: Antique Limo of Austin

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Colors: brown, pink
Styles: rustic

Wedding By The River In New Jersey

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

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

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

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

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

Photographer: Pat Furey Photo

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

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Colors: green
Styles: rustic

Down Home Country Wedding

We are so excited to share Michelle and Troy’s Washington country style wedding with you! There are so many special details to this day, and Melissa Tomeoni of Soul Mates Photo was so kind to share with us.

There are so many fun facts about their special day, read onto hear all about them. First, Michelle’s dad artfully created her altar by hand. After the ceremony and the fun began, Michelle toasted her new husband with a shot of Jack. Can you imagine Michelle and her sister speeding around the dance floor to the electric slide? Super cute for sure! I’m not sure which of these elements make my skin tingle and my heart smile but all of them have a dash of country and a whole lot of fun.

The bridesmaids were adorned in cowboy boots, crochet dresses and bouquets complete with wheat. The bride not only boasted her engagement ring but a promise ring made to resemble a horse’s bit. The guys looked ruggedly handsome in their cowboy boots, hats and belt buckles and while drinking from canning jars. Over the top, just how we like it.

Michelle and Troy married at the Wine & Roses Country Estate the perfect setting for a country style wedding. As guests arrived they perched on hay bales and the isle runner was made of canvas. Michelle’s dad drove her to the aisle in his classic pickup and she left in her new husband’s raised truck. A perfect exit for a backyard country wedding.

Photography : Melissa Tomeoni, Soul Mates Photo

Videography: Medici Studios
Caterer: Emerald Cove Catering
Invitations: hi friend by Megan Clark
DJ: Hansen Entertainment
Venue: Wine & Roses Country Estate
Facilities: Royal Restrooms of Washington
Hay Barrels: Del’s farm supply
Cake: A Tier Above Cake Studio
Bridesmaid dresses: bought at JC Penny, tea stained by my mom and sewn by my aunt Dot and aunt Yvonne
Bridesmaid Dress: Pronovias dress from Elegant Bride
Bartending service: Cocktail Bartenders for Hire LLC
BBQ: Dan and Chris Gorton
Flowers (formal arrangements): Brita from the floral dept of our local Safeway
All other flowers were done by my mom, Terri Howard

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Colors: yellow
Styles: rustic

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

DIY Lime Green & Navy Blue Wedding

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

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

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

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Colors: blue, green
Styles: rustic

Super 8 Wedding Film By Joel Serrato

We have a touching super 8 film from Joel Serrato Films that is seriously going to knock your socks off. Not only is the film beautiful but, the wedding was out of this world. It looked like it jumped straight out of a magazine. Shot by the ever so talented Aaron Delesie and event planning and design by Beth Helmstetter Events.

This video is no longer available to view. Please visit Joel Serrato Films on their website or blog.

You definitely have to see the entire wedding it all of it’s glory over at our friend Style Me pretty. You can view part I here and part II here!

Super 8 Wedding Films: Joel Serrato Films

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Michigan Farm Style Wedding

Before we present this week’s Sweet Treats, we want to give you one last dose of wedding eye candy to get you through the weekend.

There is not a better way to kick off the weekend than a good old fashion farm wedding chalked full of funky fresh wedding details. Nicole Ladonne Photography captured this down home wedding that took place at Piccard Farm in Marne, MI.

Some fun wedding tid bits that we know you will enjoy are the tables were named after all the places the couple had traveled to together. The cake toppers were inspired by etsy but hand painted by the bride. The stamp banner on the cake were actually stamps from Kilimanjaro and Ecuador, and all places and mountains the couple has climbed. It really does not get more personal than that.

Photography- Nicole Ladonne Photography

The above MI Wedding vendor is a proud sponsor and preferred vendors of The Wedding Chicks. For more information on how to become a preferred of The Wedding Chicks click here.

Photography-Stevie T
Ceremony- Piccard Farm- Marne, MI
Reception- The B.O.B. – Grand Rapids, MI
Wedding DJ – DJames productions
Cake – French confection, Grand Blanc
Linen – Special Occassion, Grand Blanc
Afterparty dj’s – Maximal Music
Bride and Bridesmaid Necklaces: Etsy
Dress – jcrew
Groom’s suit- jcrew
Dave Menzo– Ceremony Musician

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: rustic

Minneapolis Real Wedding With Yellow Details

First off we have to give a shout out to our next groom, Gene Pease of Geneoh Photography who is actually one of our preferred MN wedding photographs. So we are over the moon to share his Minneapolis wedding with you.

Jill and Gene tied the knot at, The Woods of Wayzata. The grounds at this venue are truly breathtaking. Amphitheater seating in the midst of pristine trees, beautiful landscaping, and amazing flowers along with a romantic pond view encompass our storybook outdoor chapel where your fairy-tale wedding will unfold. A special thank you to Collin Hughes who captured this woodsy wedding.

We love all the lovely yellow details that Gene and Jill incorporated into their wedding. Especially the use of Tom’s Shoes worn by the bride and groom and all the groomsman.

Photography: Collin Hughes
Venue: The Woods of Wayzata
Videographer: Matt Brue from Capture Studios

All the details and wedding goodies were DIY projects created by the wedding party.

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Colors: yellow
Styles: rustic

NYC Queens County Farm Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Colors: green
Styles: rustic

Rancho Las Lomas Shabby Chic Wedding

It is official you are going to LOVE our next wedding from San Diego wedding photographers Anika London.

It is vintage, country and shabby chick all wrapped up in one cute package. Tina and David tied the knot at Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County California. Tina is daunting a gorgeous Melissa Sweet wedding dress and the bridesmaid each add their own eclectic mix to their wedding look. All in all this wedding is filled with steal worthy eye candy.

Tina and David actually took their portraits before the ceremony. We love to hear the opinions of brides that have experienced this so that you can make the best decision for your special day. Below is what Tina had to say on her choice.

“We’re so glad we took all of our pictures before the wedding. It gave us more time to hang out with our guests and we were able to enjoy every part of our wedding. The day goes by so fast so that extra time with our family and friends was really special. ”

We are quite positive that there are going to be a few images here that you are going to steal some inspiration from. Tina and David wanted a vintage, country, shabby chic style wedding. Tina really like that shabby chic cottage look and Dave really wanted a rustic country style, so combine the two and you have a rustic shabby chic extravaganza.

Take note of all the incredible love and detail that went into this wedding. How tasty do the white chocolate pretzels look? Carrie Goff pretty much did an amazing job of coordinating this detail filled wedding.

Rancho Las Lomas, Flawless Faces, Inc, and Vive Entertainment are all proud sponsors and preferred vendors of the Wedding Chicks.

Photography: Anika London
Wedding Coordinator: Carrie Goff
Venue: Rancho Las Lomas
Photographer: Anika London
Florist: Green Leaf Designs
Hair & Makeup: Flawless Faces, Inc
Candy Station Room: De-Lighted
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lazaro
Jr. Bridesmaid Dress: Watters
Shoes: Pura Lopez
Suits: J. Crew
DJ: Vive Entertainment
Acoustic Guitarist: Pete Goslow
Officiant: Don Johnson
Wedding Bands: Armen Designs, Newport Beach
Cake: Final Touch Bakery

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Colors: blue, pink
Styles: rustic

Illinois School House Wedding

We don’t have enough good things to say about Ink & Button. Lisa, Ink & Button, was responsible for a few of the delicate details from one of our Shabby Chic Bridal Shower Ideas. Well, here she is with her husband Derren Raser Photography to share with us this sweet Illinois wedding.

The wedding took place in Anna, Illinois which is the small town in Southern Illinois where the bride grew up. The wedding party prepared in a charming old school house, turned bed & breakfast, called the Davie School Inn. The Bride actually went to elementary school in this building before it was remodeled, and the room she got ready in was actually her Kindergarten classroom! How cute is that?

Photograph: Derren Raser Photography
Wedding Dress: Jasmine Bridal
Bridal Sash: Enzoani
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Necklaces: Cassies’s Boutique
Flowers & Coordinator: Lucky You Productions
Caterer & Cupcakes: Kindling
Band: Boogie Chyld

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Ranch Style Wedding Overflowing With Glamour

White Haute Photography is super hot! Be sure not miss all the super glamorous details from XOXO Bride.

So of course we had to share with you Scott and Kirsten’s ranch style wedding. Below is the wedding story from White Haute. Let us just say the population of the town where the wedding was held was a whopping 18.

My first pinch was on the drive to the wedding site, a town called Parkfield, population 18.  We drove for 15 miles on a one-lane road, passing horse pastures and thousands of cattle. The hand-painted wooden signs kept us on track, but when we reached the town itself, we blinked and missed it, heading another several miles past our destination. After a few dirt roads and some frantic phone calls with one half a bar of cell service, we realized our mistake and returned to the town. When you park, you look to your left and see one half of the town, the Parkfield Lodge. Turn to your right, and the other half greets you, the Parkfield Cafe.

Now this isn’t just any old town in the middle of nowhere, it happens to be the Earthquake Capital of the World, a town with more scientific equipment monitoring the ground than anywhere else on the planet. It was definitely a unique setting, but the details really made this wedding spectacular. The groom in his custom cowboy hat and boots, the handmade leather photo guest book the couple made themselves, the rustic feel of the celebration made us feel like part of a huge family, and it was amazing to witness. Thank you to the girls at XOXO Bride for putting on such a spectacular event.

Enjoy Scott and Kirsten’s ranch style wedding!

White Haute Photography and XOXO Bride are both preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Photography:White Haute Photography
The host site and catering was the V6 Ranch
Coordinator was Sonia Hopkins with XOXO Bride
Flowers were done by Becky McCulloch

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: rustic

A Korakia Pensione Palm Springs Wedding

If you were thinking of checking out the Korakia Pensione for your wedding, here is a spectacular example of what it would feel like. This Mediterranean-style oasis blends the silhouette of Tangier with a whisper of the Mediterranean. Lanterns and fire-pits flicker, illuminating the heated pools at night. Classic and foreign films glimmer on a nearby screen. It makes for a magical destination spot. This little gem in the desert has event space for up to 130 people.

Enjoy Cari & Jared’s charming desert wedding. Overflowing with succulent details from our very own The Vine’s Leaf and captured by another Wedding Chick favorite, Joy Marie Photography. Styled and planned by Kristen Daniel Schrock of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants, we are excited to share this Palm Springs wedding!

Are you loving the succulent escort cards above that The Vine’s Leaf made? If you are interested we have an incredibly easy tutorial on how to make these. Check out our Eco Friendly Succulent Place Cards Here! We got our DIY idea and succulents from The Vine’s Leaf!

Both The Vine’s Leaf and Joy Marie Photography are preferred members and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Photography: Joy Marie Photography
Floral Designs: The Vine’s Leaf
Coordinator: Kristen Daniel Schrock of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

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Colors: gray
Styles: rustic

A Same Sex Malibu Wedding

Before we share this week’s Sweet Treats, feast your eyes on this!

Thanks to La Fleur Weddings & Events and Mi Belle Photography we have our first same sex wedding to share with you. Taking place at the beautiful Saddlerock Ranch deep in the Malibu Hills complete with Zebras, Llamas & Horses!

Kirstie & Kayce work in the entertainment industry in L.A., and Cyndi Lauper attended as one of the guests. Cyndi flew out her favorite DJ from NYC as wedding gift to Kirstie & Kayce. I wish Cyndi would do that for us.

A great moment in the reception watching Cyndi dance and singing in the middle of the crowd to her own, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” Wish we could have been there for that. We that the girls changed into their “dancing shoes!” Kirstie threw on a pair of turquoise cowboy boots & Kacye put on her matching Nike shoes and vest.

Instead of a sit down meal they had 5 different stations set up by New West . The crowd pleaser was definitely was waffles & fried chicken station, and to top off the night they had an In-N-Out truck come and cook on the spot those irresistible hamburgers and fries.

Wedding Planner: La Fleur Weddings & Events is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Photography: Mi Belle Photography
Catering: New West
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Lighting & Audio: Ambient Event Design
Quartet: Border Radio
Entertainment:DJ Emz
Florals: Jacike Combs Floral Design
Makeup: Ronnie Spector Makeup
Hair Stylist: Adam Campbell
Hamburgers : In N Out
Cake : Sweet Lady Jane
Photobooth: Shutterbox

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Woodland Chic Wedding Decorations

Braggingbags has pretty much everything that you need in order to make a rustic wedding complete. From a woodland table runner as seen above to recycled glass jars with chalkboard fronts that a wonderful replacement to traditional place cards. Perfect for your woodland chic wedding!

We also love this personalized birch wood bouquet vase holder. You can easily place it at the head table during your wedding to hold & display your beautiful bouquet! There are so many other wonderful rustic wedding decor items over at Braggingbags. Be sure to visit and check them out.

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Colors: white
Styles: rustic

Rustic Wedding Inspiration

Maison Des Oliviers, in San Juan Capistrano, California is one heck of a wedding venue. As you can see from this rustic inspired wedding shoot from the hip and happening, Paul Von Rieter. Filled with rustic wedding ideas to inspire you. Thanks to the chic Gianna San Filippo of Chic Celebrations. We adore how the crisp green apples are integrated into the look and feel of the design. To see more rustic details click here.

To see more of Paul Von Rieter’s modern wedding photography click here and here and for sure click here

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

Orange County Wedding Event Styling: Chic Celebrations
Orange County Wedding Photography: Paul Von Rieter

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Romantic San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

Jessica Lewis Photography shared with us this romantic San Ysidro Ranch Wedding. Which is located in Montecito, California. The wedding was a small and intimate celebration filled with love.

Shannon, the bride is 5 months pregnant and looks incredibly beautiful, which really brings another element of emotion and beauty to the day, plus she is the cutest pregnant girl all of us have seen in a wedding a dress. A Monique Lhuillier to be exact.

Enjoy the rest of Patrick and Shannon’s lovely wedding.

Jessica Lewis Photography is Southern California Wedding Photographer and a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and proud sponsor.
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Coordinator: Kelly Clark of Event of the season
Flowers: Renae’s Bouquet

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Colors: pink, white
Styles: rustic

Mt. Hood Winter Wedding

Although it snowed here yesterday in Idaho, spring is officially here. We thought we would say good bye to winter in style with a winter wedding that one of our favorite Oregon wedding photographers, FS Photography shared with us.

Molly and Tyler where married at Silcox Hut on Mt. Hood. The uniqueness of this Oregon wedding venue seems to be a magnet for fabulous weddings. We could not think of a better way to bid our farewells to the cold and snow.