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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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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

 

This inspiration shoot is what summer fairytales are made of. When Sarah Porter Photography “…stepped into the setting of Chateau de Mairy, it was like opening a childhood book filled with awe and magic peeking through every nook and cranny.” Taking cue from the stunning French countryside location, planner Lovin Concept  designed details in which fine art seamlessly stepped into the modern era. Florist Minuit Sauvage, brings texture and femininity is stunning arrangements while Silent Word adds timeless calligraphy and illustration in a lovely invitation suite. Lucky for us, we get to savor it all in these stunning fine art images by Sarah Porter Photography.

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Photographer: Sarah Porter Photography // Design + Planner: Lovin Concept // Florals: Minuit Sauvage // Invitation: Silent Word // Venue: Chateau de Mairy // Gown: Sophie Jeandot // Tiara + Veil: Sheeta Design // Model: Louise Bataille // Hair and Makeup: Aname Make Up // Cake: L’Cakes // Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic // Rentals: La Bruyere // Jewelry: La Chambre Blanche

 

Feminine, textural, elegant, organic, fresh—this spring inspiration shoot has all the makings of a perfect garden romance. Stylist Southern Affairs imagined a fanciful setting and carried the botanical theme through the details of the Alexandra Grecco dress, embroidery on the Bella Belle Shoes heels, embossing on theTie That Binds  paper goods and the scalloped stoneware found at Crate and Barrel. Florals by Wildflower Portland are stunning and, though genteel, the team also wanted to introduce contemporary and inspired elements; upcycling frosted glass wine bottles, styling butterflies and positioning Rosy Bakes Cakes‘ mini masterpiece as a table centerpiece, added a fresh take on the traditional garden wedding. Lucky for us, Niki Rhodes Photo captured all the details in these lovely fine art photographs.

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Photo: Niki Rhodes Photo // Styling: Southern Affairs // Floral: Wildflower Portland // Paper Goods: Tie That Binds // Venue: Tendue // MUAH: Lena Walsh // Dress: Alexandra Grecco // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Suit:  Mens Wearhouse // Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth // Wedding Band: Sofia Kaman // Ribbon: Honey Silks Co // Place Settings: Crate and Barrel // Cake: Rosy Bakes Cakes // Film: Fuji film // Film Lab: Photo Vision Prints