Wednesday, February 27, 2013

California Country Western Wedding: Jamie + Scott

Jamie and Scott met on a real-life cattle drive! Think city slickers minus the cattle and substitute over a 100 horses and mules being herded over 4 days across 100 miles of rugged terrain. So for their wedding, they knew it had to be inspired by how they met. :) They wanted to continue the western theme while at the same time incorporating their chic + modern style. Thanks so Ashley Maxwell Photography for the photos and congrats to Jamie + Scott!
Pin It

From Jamie: My husband and I drove up and down the California coast twice looking for the perfect “barn location”. We truly found that at Santa Margarita Ranch in San Luis Obispo, CA. The historic Asistencia (barn) was originally built in 1817 and was established as a meeting establishment for the missionaries while they traveled from mission to mission across the California coast. It is truly magnificent. Original railroad tracks pass through the ranch and are home to the Pacific Coast railroad, a steam engine train originally from Disneyland. The history and special details that this location had to offer were incredible, and we had to have it as our wedding spot.

Jamie and her Mom traveled to 5 different flea markets in search for 250 vintage plates for the desert bar. They served homemade cookies and ice cream cookie sandwiches for dessert.

--Their advice to those planning now--
Really think about whether you want to have your wedding at a site that provides a lot of the necessary items (ie: tables, chairs, linens, catering, power, etc) as opposed to a site where you have to bring everything in. It takes a lot more time and stress to have it at a venue where you are responsible for coordinating all of these vendors. It's possible and ultimately turns out fantastic in these circumstances, but it will be sure to add a lot of stress to this process.
For vendor information please visit the original source below.
Pin It

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Whimsical Wedding in the Woods

The woodsy, whimsical theme of this wedding is so magical!  I really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful details of this ceremony.  The flower choice combined with the gold and the woods backdrop makes this one of the most beautiful events we've seen! 





Photographer Kaysha Weiner: As silly as it may sound, the inspiration of this shoot started with a single feather, a white feather dipped in a majestic gold. From there the idea evolved into a regal color scheme of eggplant, deep reds and pinks while accenting the pieces with gold. Think of a bride and groom running into the fields behind a magnificent castle and sitting down to a table-scape fit for royalty. From there we wanted a cake that stood out yet was still as pure as the gold dipped feather, and Sweet & Saucy Shop completely nailed our inspiration.

Since the landscape was lush and green surrounded by trees and fruits of the season the cake and florals were kept simple to focus attention on the gold dipped feathers. With lush textured Florals by Jenny, and the dark wood table from Town & Country, the contrasting gold really pulled the whole look together. Our bride looked stunning in a sand hued dresses with ethereal chiffon ruffles from Ruche and delicate gold jewelry from Stella & Dot. A loose side-swept braid, and a bold pink mauve colored lip completed her simple yet refined look.

Found on our favorite: Ruffled Blog
See the full gallery and vendor list here.
We would love to know what you think!  Leave us a comment - or two!

Pin It

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday Wedding Pinspirations!


Welcome to my fav time of the week!! - Wednesday pinspirations!  As if I'm not on Pinterest enough, this post gives me an opportunity to share with you my favorite pins that I have came across this past week!

Pinned Image
I absolutely love the ambiance and soft glow that these
beautiful candles / lights give off.  What a gorgeous reception!
Find it here.
Pinned Image
Okay maybe this is the "light edition" of pinspirations?!  :)  I'm head over heels right now for the soft lit receptions!  Find it here.
Pinned Image
Another one with beautiful lighting and very pretty centerpieces!
Find it here.
Pinned Image
Such a beautiful, picturesque ceremony!  Find it here.
Pinned Image
Once again, for those of you with late weddings - use lighting to create a cheap, but BEAUTIFUL glow!  This site even has cheap, rustic ideas.
Pinned Image
Another beautifully lit reception in a barn by none other than Martha Stewart Weddings!
Find it here.
And to leave on a more serious note - :)
Pinned Image
Find them here.
Happy Pinning!  And as always, checkout our invitation shop to match your well-lit wedding decor!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DIY Tuesdays - DIY Boutonniere

Always in search for DIY wedding decor and such, I thought I would share some DIY boutonnieres with you!  There are SO many options with these and flowers are by far not the only option!  I love the country, simplistic ones but I'm partial to rustic decor anyway! :)

Here are a few links to creating these unique and pretty boutonnieres!

Herbal boutonnieres from Once Wed.
diy boutonnieres
Love these leaf boutonnieres? Learn how to make them over at Martha Stewart.
boutonnieres leaf
Learn how to make these herb and leaf boutonnieres at Martha Stewart.

diy boutonniere
Learn how to make these DIY ribbon bouts at Martha Stewart.

ribbon boutonniere
Another ribbon boutonniere found at the Hip Hostess.
These poppy bouts ares so beautiful. You can find the tutorial at Indie Bliss.

A boutonniere made from panty hose. Learn how to make it at Craftzine.
DIY floral boutonnieres that you can make in three steps from