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The Pigeon Letters and CK Event Design combined creative forces to bring to life a soft and elegant wedding design paired with green accents and modern touches. Oregan’s Bindery in McMinnville provided the perfect backdrop for the look with soft light pouring in through the endless windows and a subtle industrial feel, it let every element shine. A beautiful marriage of romantic and edgy shines in The Pigeon Letters‘s hand lettered invitations, the tablescape with black accents, a green geode cake by Dream Cakes and of course the lush, feminine florals at every turn by Metal + Moss. Lucky for us, Lauryn Kay Photography was on hand to capture all the details in these gorgeous photographs.

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Photography: Lauryn Kay Photography // Calligraphy and Event Design: Peggy Dean of The Pigeon Letters // Paper: Fabulous Fancy Pants // Coordination and Styling: Valerie Senff for CK Event Design // Floral Design: Metal + Moss // Cake: Dream Cakes // Wedding Gown: Elizabeth Dye // Makeup and Hair Stylist: Kelli Gasaway // Tableware: Vintage Mingle // Party Rentals: The Party Place // Jewelry: Little Sycamore // Model: Anandi Cade // Floral Ribbons: Silk and Willow

 

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You know we can’t help ourselves when it comes to a great palette and the punches of poppy red in this editorial co-designed by Hannah Bjorndal and Claire Duran Weddings & Events have us swooning. We see a lot of beautiful blush and neutral palettes in wedding world—always beautiful!—but bold colors are a lot harder to come by, and such a stunning statement when done right! Red can sometimes feel heavy or intense, but in this case it’s so light and elegant in the details at Great Marsh Estate which included stationery by Wild Hearts Calligraphy, a modern trio of cakes by Fluffy Thoughts and gorgeous florals by Casa Delirio.

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Photographer: Hannah Bjorndal // Planning & Styling: Claire Duran Weddings & Events // Floral Design: Casa Delirio // Stationery & Paper Goods: Wild Hearts Calligraphy // Venue: Great Marsh Estate // Gown & Jewelry: BHLDN // Cakes: Fluffy Thoughts // Men’s Formalwear: The Black Tux // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Welcome Gift: The Welcoming District // Models: Marla & DJ Bondoc // Linens: Nuage Design // Hair: Shear Society // Makeup: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Workshop Co-Hosts: Hannah Bjorndal &  Anna + Mateo // Rentals: White Glove // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

You know we love a great color palette and you can imagine our delight when we laid eyes on these images from Radostina Photography. Set against the rural farmland and scenic landscape of Arden Wood Events, this inspiration shoot is filled with subtle pops of bold hues like neon coral, rich blue and punchy yellow balanced by blush and ivory neutrals. Creative director Party Crush Studio highlighted their rental linens in the romantic garden party tablescape featuring florals and installations by Dream Flowers Design StudioPaper Love introduces the look with a textured calligraphy invitation suite while a citrus-adorned cake by Batter Up Cakery is the final a showpiece, beautifully summing up playful romance of the editorial.

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Photographer: Radostina Photography // Creative Direction, Ribbons & Linen: Party Crush Studio // Florals & Ceremony Installation: Dream Flowers Design Studio // Calligrapher & Stationery: Paper Love // Venue: Arden Wood Events // Wedding Cake Design: Batter Up Cakery // Hair & Makeup Artist: Jessica Morton // Wedding Dress: Shop Gossamer // Rentals Chiavari Guys: The Chiavari Guys // Model: Aislinn

 

This shoot, from creator Rachael Ellen Events, was inspired by the pairing of chic, classic elements with romantic, feminine details. Lush garden inspired florals, soft purple taper candles, wax sealed menu cards, and a romantic paper suite by Ink & Press Co. take this traditional design and both soften and modernized it. Every classic element had a modern romantic counterpart — his classic tux, her lavender dress. The traditional stone Monson Center, the lush outdoor tablescape. The look is the perfect fit for any bride who feels torn between two styles— commit to both and bridge the gaps with elements that go both ways! Check out all the stunning images by Breanna Mckendrick for more inspiration.

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Photo: Breanna Mckendrick // Design / Styling / Floral: Rachael Ellen Events // Paper Goods: Ink & Press Co. // Venue: Monson Center // HMUA: Brynn Thomas // Dress: Natalie Wynn // Rentals: Diamond Rentals //  The Mrs. Box

 

An alluring aesthetic, the appeal of a classical old world villa, a sensuous journey into a world drawn from hundreds of years in the past. A romantic, mystical and ultimately beautiful adventure into a far-away world in a land halfway across the earth. This was the inspiration of Rainbow Chan Weddings & Events for “Old World Villa” set in the breathtaking Villa Le Fontanelle in Florence, Italy. The team included Copihue Floral Studio and stationer Ivory and Twine with stunning photography byArtiese Studios. Read on to get all the behind-the-scenes scoop from the visionary planners, themselves.

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from the planner: Creating a gorgeous wedding space in an authentic Italian villa, and having an enchanting Mediterranean canvas to create a majestic work from our palette of colours, styles, and textures, our stylists and planners were thrilled to craft one of our most ambitious styled shoots yet. Inspired by a floral approach, with an overarching loose and organic framework in recreating a beautiful garden for a wedding space, our stylists and planners had worked with plenty of textures and colors to create something so vibrant and beautiful. From pale shades of pink, lilac, and white, to hues of brown and grey to attune the mood to the Mediterranean land, our piece is truly an “old world” style through a modern approach.

To authentically capture the old world theme, a trip to Florence in Italy was the only way to truly encapsulate such an eclectic style. And no better place is there than the famous Villa Le Fontalle, a fifteenth century farm situated on the beautiful Florentine valley overlooking an awe-inspiring view that has drawn many to its quarters for hundreds of years. And so too were we drawn to the historic villa for our styled shoot. Making perfect use of the centuries – old villa’s pristine gardens, its historic terraces, and building a beautiful scene overlooking the rolling hills of Florence was a truly magical experience.

For the floral approach, our stylists had employed various effervescent bouquets of varying colours in a multitude of hues; from carnation pink to a regal lilac purple, all playfully brought together in a context drawn out by lush and powerful greenery strewn about the villa’s old world walls, creating an eternally beautiful and altogether magical aesthetic. For the wedding space’s choice in stationeries, our stylists had hand-picked several elements that exemplify a light and airy theme set in an old world villa style; using light shades of pink and violet, hints of gold, and incorporating an old wax seal with the softest pink ribbons creates an uplifting and elegant atmosphere that’s inescapably enchanting.

With a simplistic and minimalist cake ensemble that ever-so-slightly incorporates the Mediterranean greenery, an awe-inspiring ring and ringbox which echoes the overall light and airy theme, and all the assorted accessories used to build an organic and lively tablescape in true old world fashion, our styled shoot is a true beauty to behold. So come along with us, join in our journey to a Florentine villa in a world born centuries in the past yet lives and breathes to this very day. Experience the allure of an old world aesthetic, and be enchanted by our latest styled shoot, “Old World Villa”.

Wedding Planner: Rainbow Chan Weddings & Events // Photographer: Artiese Studios // Florist: Copihue Floral Studio // Stationery: Ivory and Twine // Venue: Villa Le Fontanelle // Make-Up/Hair: Consuelo Cardella // Models: (Female) Bianca Senatore // Gowns: Pearl Bridal House // Rings/Ring box: Cynthia Findlay // Rentals: Roland’s Social & Business Catering