If you’ve been dreaming of a wedding that is soft and feminine, with a touch of whimsy, this shoot captured by The Happy Bloom is everything you need to be inspired! Taking inspiration from the monarch butterfly, this sweetly Southern Charleston shoot is overflowing with chic ideas perfect for a spring wedding. The color palette of peaches, pinks, and yellows is so romantic. We love the adorable mini lace tambourines for the ceremony exit! And the lace tablecloth at the reception adds such fabulous texture and charming vintage vibes to the wedding table. Get your pin button ready to save all the pretty!
For our garden inspired shoot, we envisioned a small elopement for our stunning couple with a lavish yet intimate dinner to follow on the grand porch at one of the Holy City’s top destinations. With a soft color palette, we wanted all elements of this shoot to be delicate and feminine. Taking traditional aspects from any wedding and putting a spin on them was our goal throughout. Instead of tossing flower petals as the bride and groom exited, we wanted our guests to be apart of the celebration while shaking mini tambourines. Bridesmaids are known to carry bouquets full of blooms, but our colorful girls carried wicker baskets with flowers adorned to them. We all know the southern tradition is to bury a bottle of bourbon, upside down, at the ceremony site a month before the wedding to keep Mother Nature at bay. But why must the bride be left out?! We decided she should be able to bury something sweet for herself so a bottle of rose was added to the moment.
Photography | The Happy Bloom | Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation | Planning | The Petal Report | Florals | Gray Harper Event Maker | Stationery | Emily Mayne Studio | Rentals | Ooh! Events | Linens | La Tavola | Rentals | 428 Main Vintage Rentals | Hair & Makeup | Pampered & Pretty | Wedding Dress | Emily Kotarski Bridal | Groom’s Attire | Charleston Tuxedo | Bridesmaid Dresses | Anthropologie | Shoes | Bella Belle Shoes | Jewelry | Croghan’s Jewel Box | Groom’s Bow Tie | Kate Rose Co. | Gifts | A Signature welcome | Submitted via Matchology
You will love the tropical boho vibes of this colorful shoot from Hannah Cessna Photography! Set in a rich green woodland, this inspiration is a must see for any boho loving bride. We are obsessed with the macrame and floral ceremony arch! And how chill is this bride’s style with her floral crown and lace jumpsuit?
When I visited the venue and saw the beautiful 70’s cabin, I knew we had to create a boho chic “wonderland” in the woods. My mom and I began putting a mood board together filled with bohemian and vintage elements. Using the ideal outdoor wedding space that Wonderland in the Woods has to offer, we transformed Millersburg, Ohio into a romantic wedding venue. Tucked away in a partially wooded area, the ceremony area space features handmade rows of live edge seating. At the front of the altar, flowers are woven into the wooden wedding arbor, accompanying an ivory macramé hanging.
The florals provided by Dietz’s Floral Studio, transformed this charming woodland estate into a vintage bohemian wonderland. Her floral arrangements consist of vibrant colors and lush greens, with so many unique flowers and plants. Each and every detail from this shoot comes with a story. That bull skull was a souvenir bought out of the back of an old hippie man’s school bus on a road trip my boyfriend made to South Dakota. The macramé was sent from a vendor in Texas, and the gorgeous handmade paper used for invitations came all the way from France. The stories that each detail carry are what made this shoot so special.
Photography | Hannah Cessna Photography | Venue | Wonderland In The Woods | Florals | Dietz Falls Florist | Stationery | reartfactory | Cake | Gearhart Custom Cakes | Vintage Rentals | Jackieland Vintage | Calligraphy | Eden and Vine | Macrame Backdrop | C.Kae designs | Makeup | Makeup by Rachel Gabrielle | Wardrobe Styling | perry rose media | Jumpsuit | Celia Grace | Jewelry | Worthington Jewelers | Groom’s Attire | James Campbell | Watch | time will tell | Photography Assistance | Kimberley White | Models | Camilla Florencia and Juan Carlos Arriaga | Submitted via Matchology
If a barn wedding is your dream, you will fall head over heels for this romantic rustic wedding from Jen House Photography. The rich red color palette was perfectly in season for their December wedding. We love the red vintage car that served as the bride’s entrance and the couple’s getaway at the end of the night!
Our vision a rustic feel but very elegant and romantic. Our colors started with a deep rich red, very romantic and with it being close to Christmas it fit the time of year. The blue suits complimented the red well, Aaron wanted a fun tie instead of just your solid tie. He made pheasant feather pocket squares, as we have a bird dog named Ranger who we take pheasant hunting often.
My dress I had always wanted long sleeve I wanted to have that tribute to my mothers dress she wore. I had in mind lace, long sleeve and an open back with a wow train.. and thats exactly what I found! It was the third dress I tried on and I couldn’t stop thinking about it when I tried on others. Aaron was amazed and it was everything he pictured when he thought of me on our wedding day. My veil was a gift from my sister in law, who was there with me day of trying on the dress along with my mother, mother in law, other sister in law and best friend. The girls dresses we picked out were simple and elegant and most important comfortable and could fit a baby bump (Three of them were pregnant)!
We had a wonderful memory table with all our loved ones. I also had a heart patch in my dress that was made of my grandmothers wedding dress (who passed) and one of my mothers wedding dress ( who is living). As a cousin tradition, I had my cousin’s sapphire ring that all my cousins wear on our wedding day. Aaron has cuff links with a picture of his best friend that said, always by your side. PJ passed away a few years ago and is Aaron’s best man.
Our cake was a small cake for us with vanilla and key lime pie filling. We also had cupcakes, a donut wall, and my good friend from college who is a pastry chef Ashley Polce, made chocolate covered goodies. For favors, we had koozies made with a fish hook with an A in the middle for Arm, our last name. We wanted a fish reference as Aaron and I fish every chance we can get and always have throughout our relationship.
Most important to us was having a night that everyone would remember. That everyone had fun out, danced drank and we could be surrounded by all our family and friends in one place together. All of the small details show cased my personality and Aaron’s and we’re done to make things as easy and enjoyable for our guests.
Photography | Jen House Photography | Venue & Florals | Wishing Well Barn | Videography | Baby Blue Film | Cake | Gourmet Goodies | Hair & Makeup | Brush by Jessica Welch | Dress | Essense of Australia | Groom’s Attire | The Black Tux | Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses | Sorella Vita | Submitted via Matchology