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Rustic surely isn’t a new wedding aesthetic, in fact quite the opposite, however Melissa Oholendt and her team wanted to show a rustic in a new light – with a sophisticated twist. Taking the old standard and turning it into something fresh and altogether elegant; showing that you can have the barn wedding without the mason jars & hay bales bringing style and whimsy to any location, but especially a rustic one. Shot on location at Gathered Oaks with colorful florals by Thistle & Blooms and acrylic invitations and menus by Printerette Press, the result is cheery and fresh and captured beautifully by Melissa herself.

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from the photographer: We started with a palette of neutral grey and french blue which allowed the colorful blooms of the various garlands to play off the stark white of the barn. We also brought a modern playfulness to the decor with beeswax candlesticks and geometric & brass holders, while making subtle nods to the rustic heritage with touches of reclaimed wood tones. To add a bit of whimsy, we brought in acrylic invitations and menus, accented with escort cards made from leaves graced with white calligraphy to coordinate with the greenery of the florals. To add to the sophisticated take on rustic, we capped the decor off with a vignette of a simple stacked cheese wheel cake, floral infused ice cubes and a greenery & floral garland.

For the girl who sees rustic a bit differently, we thought she might also see traditional wedding attire a bit differently as well. We sourced a colorful dress that is a bit out of the ordinary but toned it down with a simple ponytail, classic nude shoes and neutral earrings. With a bridal look so vibrant, we kept the groom’s attire classic and a touch preppy, using his tie to bring in the deep burgundy colors of her dress and the florals.

Shoot Location: Gathered Oaks // Photography & Styling: Melissa Oholendt // Florals: Thistle & Blooms // Invitations, Menus & Escort Cards: Printerette Press // Rentals: Apres Party & Tent // Makeup: Skin Mpls // Hair: 139 Hair by Heidi

 

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It’s a rainbow of fall foliage in this gorgeous shoot from Schon Photography. Filled with amazing earthy tones with pops of color, Fresh Designs Florist gives us some incredible inspiration with a cascading bouquet and bold centerpieces setting the foundations of the gemtones in the tablescape. We’re loving the classic bridal styling and the timeless calligraphy by The Lovely Scribe. The result is a beautiful elopement that doesn’t forget there’s a chill in the air, but is filled with a warm palette that evoking hot apple cider and pumpkin pie and it’s all captured beautifully by Schon Photography.

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Photographer: Schon Photography // Floral Design: Fresh Designs Florist // Calligraphy: The Lovely Scribe // Paper: Hudson Paperie // Venue: The Lake House Inn // Models: Taylor McKelvie + Joe Krajewski // Wedding Dress: Sweet Caroline Styles // Table: Holmespun Tables // Cake: Love Bites by Erika // Rentals: Modern Relics // Rings: Lauren Priori Jewelry // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Hairpiece: Stephanie Browne Australia // Veil: Erica Koesler // Hair and Makeup: Trina Sullivan // Ribbon: Silk & Willow // Candles: Creative Candles // Linens: Ashley Wren, hello, bird. // Menswear: Commonwealth Proper // Dress Boutique: Nicole Bridal // Color Film Processing: The Find Lab // Black and White Processing: Boutique Film Lab // Color  Film: Fuji 400H // Black and White Film: Ilford Delta 3200

 

 

Amber Veatch Designs and The Ganeys united to create this striking Modern Greenery Styled Shoot. Capitalizing on the clean, industrial lines of Haus 820, the team opted for a simple, elegant color palette, filled with greenery and graphic details. Fern-centric florals are by Amber Veatch DesignsEleven Note created a modern invitation suite with graphic type and emerald envelopes, and the desserts by Hands on Sweets are displayed on a octagonal wood installation from A Chair Affair. We’re loving the edited choices and the film photos by The Ganeys capture it all so beautifully.

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Modern Greenery HAUS 820 Styled Shoot from Rad Red Creative on Vimeo.

Photography: The Ganeys // Design, Planning & Florals: Amber Veatch Designs // Stationery: Eleven Note // Venue: Haus 820 // Videography: Rad Red Creative // Dress Shop: White Magnolia Bridal Collection // Dress Designer: Lazaro Bridal // Suit: The Black Tux // Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe // Cake & Desserts: Hands on Sweets // Linens: Over the Top Linen // Chairs, Table, Flatware, Boxwood Wall, Dessert Bar: A Chair Affair // Chargers & Decor: Set Event Rentals // Lounge Area And Decor Rental: Wish Vintage Rentals // Dishes And Decor Rental: Treasury Rentals // Signage: Rrisha // Models: Stacey Homemaker & Travis // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

 

The designers at Chancey Charm Houston and Smith House Photography collaborated with some of their favorite vendors to create this fresh, garden wedding inspiration at The Ma Maison—all in a palette of blues. Florist Flora & Fauna brought a fun mix of loose, garden styled arrangements filled with delphiniums, anemones, tulipsand ranunculi. Lazywood Lane created the whimsical calligraphy paper goods. Bespoke details stand out including dinaty, gold hairpieces by The Botanist Co. and hand-produced ceramic salad plates with gold detailing by Box Sparrow Studio. We’re loving the relaxed, organic vibe it adds! If bright, happy and blue is what you’re looking for in wedding day style, than these images by Smith House Photography will provide the perfect inspiration for you!

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Design: Skylar Caitlin of Chancey Charm Houston // Photography Smith House Photography // Florals: Flora & Fauna // Paper Goods: Lazywood Lane // Venue: The Ma Maison // Makeup/Hair: Lola Beauty // Hairpieces: The Botanist Co // Bridesmaid Attire: Brideside // Dress: Bella Bride Boutique (Lorelei Gown by Hayley Paige) // Desserts: 2 Tarts // Handmade Ceramics: Box Sparrow Studio // Rentals: Revisionist Events and Whim Hospitality // Ring: Trumpet & Horn // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Photographer Melanie Osorio came across the Vista Valley Country Club, with its white garden roses, stone walkways and wrought iron gate imported from Provence, and knew immediately that it was the ideal backdrop for her European-inspired photoshoot. The details are perfection including InLoft Calligraphy‘s gold and raw-edge invitations, an intricate Claire Pettibone gown and an intimate and organic table setting amidst the oak trees. Pavan Florals added pops of color to the space with the vibrant florals—including an installation on the front of the gate leading into the ceremony space. This one is endlessly inspiring and all captured on film by Melanie Osorio Photography.

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Vendors:  Photographer: Melanie Osorio Photography // Florist: Pavan Florals // Calligraphy: InLoft Calligraphy // Venue: Vista Valley Country Club // Dress: Claire Pettibone // Hair and Makeup: Love Notes by June // Models: Marissa and Zach // Rentals: Sweet Salvage Rentals // Dishes: Crate and Barrel // Runner: Silk and Willow // Accessories: Petals and Stones // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Tux: The Black Tux // Pottery: Beanpole Pottery // Cake: The Good Cookies