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Alissa and Rich’s Rustic Elegant Wedding

A country affair with handcrafted old Hollywood glamour

This stunning wedding at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse, a two hundred-year-old farmhouse on an ostrich farm, 9 miles up a winding hill in Los Olivos, California, features incredible paper details, a glamorous handcrafted bridal look, and a surprise performance by Alissa and Rich! Alissa and her friends created so many special handcrafted elements for the wedding that she was inspired afterwards to start her own wedding business! Read on for more about this unique bride and groom and their incredible wedding day… <!–more–>

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Fun in the Sun Barn Wedding Inspiration!

In celebration of summer, we’re going to shake things up and share a real “fake” wedding this week! This photo shoot, set up by Christy Whitehead Photography in Jacksonville, Florida, captured the rustic charm of bandanas, boots and barn at a new wedding location, The Keeler Property. <!–more–>

Out in the pastures and down by the barn, the “Bride” and “Groom” had it all. The dress from Park Avenue Bridal, hair by Alison LeeAnn, and makeup by Ruthless Beauty. A Fantasy in Flowers designed the three different bouquets to play upon the rustic theme that were wrapped with bandanas, beads and rope.

Although this was a shoot, the Bride and Groom had a three tiered cake, designed in theme by Kakes by Katie, that provided for an all out cake trashing as a finale! Enjoy the photos and the fun…

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Christine & Tyler’s Eco-friendly Autumn Wedding

The gorgeous hues of purple and green from this Autumn wedding sent over from  Ashleigh Taylor Photography, made for a beautiful eco-chic celebration. Conservation was a very important theme for the couple, Christine and Tyler so they chose to have their wedding at the beautiful Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades, CA. Temescal park happens to be one of our favorite places in Los Angeles for hiking and enjoying nature and panoramic views of the city. It’s truly beautiful! <!–more–>

All the profits from Christine and Tyler’s wedding went back into funding for the park and conserving the surrounding environment. What an impressive and generous idea! We love this couple’s sustainable values, and the gorgeous wedding that reflected their unique personalities.

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The different hues of purples and blues were stunning against her chic white dress.

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The ceremony was intimate and naturally decorated by the beauty of the Park.

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The couple used baby pictures and simple flower arrangements as their center pieces.

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Growing more popular, and taller!, are the tiers of cupcakes and small deserts in place of a cake.

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Chris & Ali’s DIY Country Wedding

The country boots, the rustic charm of the ranch, and the hand made dance floor all made for the perfect DIY Wyoming wedding for Chris and Ali. Everything from the coat hangers and bags for the bridesmaids, to the invites and water bottles, was made with love for family and friends. They even cooked their own food and filled mason jars with special goodies for guests! <!–more–>

This homemade country wedding was sent over by friends at Sarah Christine Photography. Enjoy!

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Pat & Ray’s 50th Anniversary Hoe-Down

These super-charming 50th wedding anniversary party pics came to us from Lauren Rae Photography, the proud granddaughter of the happy couple! Pat and Ray’s anniversary celebration was made special by Lauren Rae and her parents , who helped plan and design it like the wedding reception that the loving couple never had. As Pat and Ray are big fans of bluegrass music and culture, a “hoe-down”-themed party was a perfect fit for them. <!–more–>

Fresh flowers, vintage bottles, mason jars, and mismatched china made the table decor warm, welcoming and chic. A local caterer provided the yummy BBQ dinner, and a family friend made three beautiful cakes for the desert bar. The family danced the night away to the tunes of Elvis, Johnny Cash and music from the 1950s. Pat and Ray’s celebration proved that a DIY reception built with labor of love can become a very special memory for all!

Enjoy!

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Jennifer & Matthew’s Rustic Lakefront Wedding

Here’s a beautiful country wedding with a Southern twist that was sent over from Cameron + Kelly Studios. Jennifer and Paul’s wedding was an infusion of Champagne, blush and ivory roses with cotton blossoms and a relaxing charm surrounded by large pine trees. Amongst the background of trees and moss at the Mormon Lake Lodge in Northern Arizona, event planner Peak Events and Kim from KD Event Designs created elegance out of the rustic nature. <!–more–>

The couple’s favorite detail of their wedding were the love letters used throughout the ceremony and dinner. A collection of love letters written by Matthew were printed by the bride’s father and folded into each ivory napkin. Every guest had a different letter to read and it was by far, the most unique detail to their wedding.

Enjoy the love and rustic charm!

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Aubrie & Aaron’s Charming & Chic Vintage Wedding

A beautiful California couple has vintage style for miles

This stunning wedding was sent to us by talented photographer Jeff Wallace, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. Not only has this couple mastered the art of effortless vintage chic, but the details and photography are just amazing too! And it was all held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, which looks like an amazing, quaint old farmhouse. So beautiful…enjoy!! <!–more–>

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Susan and Chris’s Cowboys ‘n Birds Wedding

You’ll get a Rocky Mountain High from this sweet & unique Colorado wedding

Last week’s Wedding Porn Wednesday by photographer Stone Crandall was so nice, we decided to feature him twice! Stone shot Chris and Susan’s super-charming wedding, held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, with a reception at the YMCA of the Rockies, and boy did he ever capture some special moments. Susan and Chris put a fun personal twist on tons of standard wedding traditions. <!–more–>

For startes, instead of a typical bouquet and garter toss, they had a dance to see who of their guests had been married the longest. The DJ cued couples to begin stepping off the floor if they’d been married less than 5 years, less than 10 years, etc. Then the last couple standing won the bouquet and garter! They also had a University Fight Song throwdown for all of their loyal college sports fan friends. When the fight songs to the major Universities represented (CU, CSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and Tulsa) were played, guests had to cheer as loud as they could. The school alums with the most spirit got an autographed football signed by Chris and Susan.

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Fresh wildflowers tied with hay make a perfectly elegant rustic bouquet.

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The cowboy boots aren’t just chic, they’re practical! Stiletto heels sinking into mud and grass are no fun for brides or their bridesmaids. Why not be cool and comfortable with boots like these that let you dance the night away?

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Lovely hand-drawn wedding programs with a message to guests add a warm, personal touch to the church ceremony.

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The stories of Susan’s bird theme and her veil are so beautiful! In her own words:

“I am wearing my mom’s veil. This was actually a last minute find. I didn’t even want to ear one, but my mom found hers buried in a box and it matched my dress PERFECTLY! God is in all the details. Also…I have a bit of a bird theme throughout the details of the ceremony and the reception. My grandma (mom’s mom) was killed in a car accident when I was young, but she always was pointing out birds to me. She had this saying with all my cousins that when you see a robin you have to do this little motion with your thumb for good luck. We all still do it and to this day, whenever I see a robin I have to stop what I am doing and do my thumb trick for good luck.”

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Chris and Susan have a passion for great food, so they made their table theme about all of the great restaurants they’ve visited, and handed out a homemade book of recipes as wedding favors.

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Instead of having a typical guestbook, the couple had everyone sign rocks (in the Rockies — get it!?) with messages to the bride and groom. Below, check out how Susan’s gorgeous convertible dress became a fun, short style when it came time to dance and show off her cowboy boots!

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Thanks again to Stone Crandall for sharing these fabulous images with us, and congrats to Chris and Susan on a beautiful wedding day and happily ever after!

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Kate & Norm’s Elegant Ranch Wedding

Two firefighters marry on a romantic ranch!

Kate and Norm are usually dressed head-to-toe in firefighting gear. So when they both emerged looking elegant and stylish at their simple and chic ranch wedding, their guests were truly wowed! The couple entrusted the design of the wedding to the talented Kim Duncan at KD Events, who made great use of nature’s bounty with the rustic elegant details and decorations. Photographs are by the dream team of Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia from Sedona Bride. <!–more–>

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Ultramarine blue shoes to. die. for. And Kate’s gorgeous dress is an off-the-rack design from Nordstrom, proving once again that you don’t have to spend thousands at a bridal salon to look lik a million bucks.

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Kim from KD events styled this beautiful, chic tented dinner setting.

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I just adore the apple escort cards…what a perfectly elegant use of nature’s bounty for decoration!

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Thanks to photographer Katrina Wallace + Andrew Mejia from Sedona Bride for sending these pics, and to the lovely Kate and her Norm for sharing their inspiring wedding with us!

Dayna & Ian’s Woodsy Vintage DIY Wedding

Eco-friendly rustic details and handcrafted charm make a Florida wedding fabulous

Dayna and Ian’s super-special green wedding was the vision of the bride, who played the role of planner, coordinator, stylist, and designer. Every detail from the wooden centerpieces to the decorative potted plants were designed by Dayna and constructed by hand, with help from Ian and their family and friends. Dayna and Ian wanted their wedding to be environmentally friendly, supportive of local vendors and artisans, and an opportunity to enjoy the warmth and love of the people in their lives. <!–more–>

Dayna and Ian’s wedding was featured on Ruffled a while back, and the photos were sent to us by Becka from the fabulous Studio 222 Photography.

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Dayna’s incredible necklace is from Etsy seller Quirky Beauty, and her dress is by Nicole Miller.  Don’t you just love the way the warm gold tones compliment Dayna’s hair and complexion? Stunning!

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Dayna and Ian decided to forgo cut flowers for both economical and environmental reasons. Instead, they potted their own plants and flowers for decorations, then kept them in their home after the wedding.

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I just love this unique venue — an old industrial train depot with a beautiful public park across the street!

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Many of the decor items for the wedding were found via Etsy, Craigslist, and local thrift stores.

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Eighty-five pounds of wood rounds were hand-cut by Dayna’s mom’s fiancé and shipped from Oregon. They were used for center piece bases on the guest tables and cake stands on the dessert table. Friends contributed by gathering canning jars, cutting fabric & ribbon, gluing buttons, stamping kraft paper, baking desserts, and making pom-pom flowers from string.

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A local restaurant created a tasty buffet of Cuban food, which was served on biodegradable disposable plates and silverware. The disposable cups weren’t as green, but could be reused by guests throughout the celebration because they had scratch-off labels to be personalized.

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The groom loves beer, so local brews were enjoyed by all! A four-tap kegorator served up two homebrews and two brews from Cigar City, a local Florida brewery.

Many thanks to Studio 222 Photography and Dayna and Ian for sharing these gorgeous and inspiring pics with Recycled Bride!

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