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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

 

 

Have you found the perfect wedding shoe yet? We totally know it can be a challenge, so we get super excited when we see new, inspiring options. We’re loving Bella Belle’s Enchanted collection and this stunning editorial shoot at Chateau Cocomar they sent over to us. Not only are the shoes gorg, but the dreamy styling by wedding guru Joy Proctor Design is so perfect for our European-inspired brides. The chaise lounge floral installation Bows and Arrows is crazy-amazing and the gowns and accessories are fab. We know you’ll be into it all—and, seriously, who wouldn’t be with these incredible images by Kurt Boomer.

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Shoes: Bella Belle // Photography: Kurt Boomer // Creative Direction and Styling: Joy Proctor Design // Floral Design: Bows and Arrows // Venue: Chateau Cocomar // Gowns: Galia Lahav / Watters // Veil and Lingerie: Girl and a Serious Dream // Hair Accessories: Maria Elena / Bekah Anne // HMU: Hey Lovely Make Up // Cinematographer: Elysian Fine Art // Model: Amy Work at Neal Hamil Agency // Styling Boards: Heirloom Bindery // Rental: Aztec Events and Tents // Ring Box: The Mrs Box

 

The stunning white barn venue, The White Sparrow, often hosts weddings in light soft colors that coordinate marry well with the space. So the The White Sparrow planning and design team hooked up with always-amazing florists at Celebrate Dallas to create a shoot that celebrates the moodier side of a pastel palette. We love the black details like the tapers and chairs and the dusty blue in the beautiful tablescape. And the cake by Sugar Bees Sweets is AMAAING. Callie Manion Photography was on hand working her magic and we have all these gorge images to show for it!

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Photography: Callie Manion Photography // Venue + Planning + Styling: The White Sparrow // Florals: Celebrate Dallas // Paper Goods: Seniman Calligraphy // Dress: Truvelle via A & Bé Bridal Shop // Makeup + Hair: Wendy Zerrudo // Model: Caroline Bradley // Ribbons + Table Runner: Silk & Willow // Tabletop Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals // Cake: Sugar Bees Sweets // Film Lab: PhotoVision

 

There is so much gorgeousness in this Hawaiian Romance editorial from Donny Zavala‘s workshop, we don’t even know where to start. Led by creative designer and stylist Lucia – Utterly Engaged, the details are fresh and textural with a muted tropical vibe. The color palette, for one, is amazing—it’s soft and subtle, while still being rich and multi-hued thanks to the work of floral designer and stylist Catalina Neal, paper designer  Sarah Ingram and props and styling pieces from BHLDN + Found Home. The grounds of Dillingham Ranch are absolutely breathtaking and Katherine Ridgely captures it all perfectly in these fine art images we know you will LOVE.

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Photography: Katherine Ridgely // Creative Designer + Stylist: Lucia – Utterly Engaged // // Film Photography Workshop: Donny Zavala // Floral Designer + Stylist: Catalina Neal // Paper Goods + Calligraphy: Sarah Ingram // Venue: Dillingham Ranch // Creative Assistant: Caroline, Pursue Love Design Co. // Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Hikari Murakami // Wedding Gown: Claire Pettibone // Veil + Hair Accessories: Sibo Designs // Grooms Suit: The Black Tux // Vintage Rentals: Roam Rentals Hawaii // Weddings Rings: Susie Saltzman // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Props + Styling Details: BHLDN + Found Home // Silk Runner and Ribbons: Tono + Co. // Dishware and Flatware: Maison de Ware // Velvet Linens: La Tavola Linen // Creative Candles: Creative Candles // Film Lab + Scans: PhotoVision  // Bride: Lauren Riboldi // Groom: Josh Riboldi