Purple Summer Wedding

white and green bridal bouquet

With all the ease  and confidence of tying the knot with your best friend, this purple summer wedding will inspire you to keep things simple. Ceremony flowers from Trader Joe’s and a reception in a friends garden, it doesn’t get much more laid back then this.

You can see these and even more beautiful images captured by Kimberly Carlson Photography when you visit the full gallery here.

purple bridal party

purple bridesmaid bouquet

white and tan groomsmen

spring wedding couple

Kimberly Carlson Photography

Trader Joe’s Flowers

From the Bride: I wanted to add a trendy vintage style to our “traditional white church wedding” and make it our own. For the ceremony entrance decor, I used thrift store finds, chalkboard paint, and wood to give it a natural feel. I also gathered vases from thrift stores and tied burlap string around them. We filled the vases with Trader Joe’s flowers which seemed to look as though they were picked from a garden and that was exactly what I was looking for!

take me to the chapel wedding

wedding welcome sign

wild flower wedding decor

wedding programs

wedding kiss

Kick Off Your Shoes And Enjoy

Our reception was held in a friend’s backyard called Gigi’s Garden, it was just what I wanted to capture our wedding day! It almost felt as though I was getting married in my own backyard which naturally made me want to take off my shoes and enjoy the natural beauty of the moment!

garden cottage reception

purple and pink wild flowers

wedding favors

wild flower centerpieces and framed table number

sweetheart table

dessert table

ruffled wedding cake

Purple Summer Wedding

Flowers: Chocolates and Posies
Flowers: Trader Joe's
Cake: Eddie's Bakery
Caterer: Classic Catering at 625
Dress shop: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: UW Dress
Groom’s attire: Men's Wearhouse

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Clearly Colorful California Wedding At The he HideOut

bride and groom style

When a wild-land fire hotshot and a wedding planner got engaged, there was only one place that fit the rugged elegance they were looking for in a venue, The HideOut. This rustic elegant wedding venue is located in Kirkwood, California.

Get an eyeful of so much beautiful rustic inspired details from this clearly colorful California wedding in the full gallery here, captured by Photography by Monique.

The Hide Out in Kirkland, California

beautiful bride

belt buckle bouquet wrap

yellow and white bridesmaids

sequined boutonniere

bridal party as officiants

I placed old family heirlooms throughout the wedding to remind us of those who had already passed on; my Grandmother’s lipstick holder with flower halo’s for guest to enjoy & vintage hankies’s as they were my Grandfather’s favorite. Personal touches and handmade items were a true labor of love for us. Our ceremony was preformed by our bridal party – Each person taking on a different part. It’s a beautiful feeling to have your best friends leading you to recite your vows, or handing you your rings to place on each others finger. These are the people who speak into our lives on a daily basis, so when it came time for who we wanted to marry us they were the perfect fit.

wedding programs and hankies

rustic woodsy indoor ceremony

candle lit wedding ceremony

rain won’t ruin your day

Distressed wood chandeliers filled with olive branches hung above the head table, which had handmade leather chevron table runners that added the perfect “something” special. Bright florals, colorful vintage bottles and pheasant feathers that were homage to my fiance who loves to hunt adorned the guest tables under the clear top tent. Mother nature graced us with quite a bit of rain on our big day, so we brought the ceremony inside the main lodge 30 minutes before it was set to begin. Looking back on the change of plans, it actually created the most special and intimate moment of our day.

corner cut escort cards

colorful tented reception

wood block table numbers

hunka hunka burnin love hot sauce favors

let love grow wedding seed favors

plan for an imperfectly perfect day

A custom Aztec weave created the perfect backdrop for a dream dessert bar filled with endless goodies. We had ideas for what we wanted to do, it was just a matter of bringing them to life. What seemed like countless hours were spent making the “bar” marquee, seating chart and the homemade hot sauce, but in the end it was all worth it! My advice for brides is different after experiencing it for myself. Even as a wedding planner I can say that things sometimes won’t be perfect; but it will never take away from how special your wedding day is. Make a point to step back during the day and take it all in, it’s an amazing feeling.

hand woven aztec blanket

delicious wedding desserts

blue and gold wedding cake with bird toppers

rustic bar with custom napkins

mint to be wedding cocktail

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Photography: Photography by Monique
Coordinator: Blue Sky Events
Bridesmaid Dresses: Plum Pretty Sugar

Venue: The HideOut
Flowers: Thran’s Flowers
Cake: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes
Caterer: The Red Truck
Hair: Rah Hair Salon by Angela Zajic
Makeup: Sublime Beauty by Rachel Muller
Dress Designer: BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals & Roots Reclaimed
Dj: Music Magic
Linen: La Tavola Linen
Ceremony Music: Vinny Berry

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, orange, pink, purple, yellow
Styles: rustic

Disney Wedding In Hawaii

Hawaiian Disney Wedding

Mouse ears are typically what comes to mind when Disney is mentioned. They’re an iconic symbol of the Magical Kingdom that will always hold a special place in our hearts. When it comes to a Disney wedding, you must erase the thought of cutesy and think – sophistication, class, elegance and imagine a real life fairy tale. Complete with a princess gown, lush florals and the crystal blue ocean as your backdrop. Sounds enchanting … doesn’t it? This can all be yours at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina on the island of Oʻahu, all of your wishes for your dream day can come true.

Read on to learn more about this all inclusive wedding resort, and see the real life wedding of Edelwisa and Tetsya. You can learn more about this magical wedding venue here.

Disney inspired  wedding invite

princess wedding dress

gray bridesmaid dresses

all inclusive wedding

The best part about having a Disney wedding at he Aulani resort is that it is an all inclusive wedding. The resort will take care of everything from arranging the ceremony and reception to securing accommodations and entertaining your guests, and they will even plan your honeymoon. Sounds like a fairy tale come true … right? It actually is, because The Aulani resort Disney wedding starts at $3,900, and includes everything you need to make you feel like a princess. To see more reception decor and ceremonies at the resort click here.

Disney Hawaiian Weddings

Aulani resort wedding

Disney wedding at the Aulani resort wedding

Hawaiian Wedding

reception décor planning services

With their Wishes Collection* you can design every detail of your event, from floral arrangements to table settings to the icing on the cake. Each and every detail will match your wedding style, just like they did here for Edelwisa With a custom sweetheart sitting area to lavish floral arrangements at their table. For more ceremony decor and reception ideas, click here.

Disney sweetheart table at the Aulani resort

Mr. Mrs. chair signs

pink table decor ideas

designing your dream cake

The entire day will run seamlessly and each detail will be accounted for to make your big day as magical as possible.Whether your style tends toward traditional, contemporary or playful, Disney can whip up a one-of-a-kind confection that meshes seamlessly with your wedding.

pink candy table

Disney wedding cake and cupcake tower

Wedding Photography

Aulani will ensure that your wedding is captured perfectly and accommodate your every wish – like a bride and groom session with fantastic views above the clouds of Hawaii.

bridal portrait in Hawaii

Hawaiian brial portrait

Day after session in Hawaii

To learn about how magical your Disney wedding can be at the Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina on the island of Oʻahu. Click here.

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