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Soft lavender hues, rustic touches, and a vintage dress make for a gorgeous wedding inspiration! These beautiful images are thanks to Anthem Photography with styling and florals by Kae and Ales. How lovely is that paper by Cast Calligraphy and vintage dress from Shop Gossamer? Le sigh.

Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
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Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration

From stylists Kae and Ales: “We were inspired by the warmth and rawness of the summer light, especially in the evenings when it casts a serene glow over everything it touches. We borrowed greatly from the raw, natural elements of the surrounding landscape. A helping of wildflowers and some delicate gold details complete this simple yet elegant look.”

Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration

Vendors: Photography: Anthem Photography // Stylist and Florals: Kae and Ales // Hair + Makeup: Sky Bella Artistry // Invites + Calligraphy: Cast Calligraphy // Dress: Shop Gossamer // Venue: Washington State University // Jewelry: Caroline Mininger // Equipment Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals

 

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Christy and Jason hosted their romantic seaside wedding in York Beach, Maine, where the bride spent many summers. Most of their guests traveled for the big day, so special welcome bags (that the pair printed on their own using a Gocco printer!) were a special touch. Photographer Shannen Natasha of The Wedding Artists Collective beautifully captured the color and magic of this East Coast wedding and we are absolutely obsessed with the soft hues and personal details!

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
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Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

What made the wedding special and unique?

The wedding was based in York Beach, Maine, a town where I spent many summers at my grandparents’ house, and it was so fantastic to share York with all my friends and Jason’s family. Since most people had to travel to get there, Jason and I spent countless hours Gocco-printing welcome bags to show our appreciation. I still see my friends carrying their “York Beach” totes today!

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I loved the selection at Birnbaum and Bullock, and I especially loved the salon itself — very intimate. Some of the stores were just so chaotic and impersonal, it made the experience way less special. I kept gravitating toward any dress that wasn’t white or ivory—and this antique pink one at B&B was just everything.

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

What were some touches added to make it personal?

We had the harpist play “Ceremony” by New Order/Joy Division as we walked down the aisle as husband and wife. I could hardly hear it at the time because it was all so overwhelming, but it gives me goosebumps still every time I hear it now picturing that moment in time. (Similarly, we requested that the DJs play “Otis” by Kanye West/Jay Z at the reception when we entered the room—that doesn’t quite give me goosebumps now, but it certainly makes me giggle.)

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

What was the most memorable part of the day?

During the ‘twilight hour,’ our photographer Shannen got us out on golf carts around the grounds of our venue (which was a golf course and event room) for a last round of portraits. It was so relaxing to take a break from the limelight and just enjoy some quiet time with Jason.

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We’ll always have Scott Dadich (editor of WIRED magazine) to thank for introducing us! Our companies (Martha Stewart and Adobe) were partnered to bring magazines on to the iPad, so Jason came to one of our industry events, where Scott introduced us. Almost two years later, Jason popped open some Dom Perignon and gave me my great-grandmother’s diamond ring that he had repaired and improved upon.

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

Vendors: Photography: Shannen Natasha of The Wedding Artists Collective // Venue: The Red Barn at Outlook Farm // Flowers: Emily Carter Floral Designs // Calligraphy: Anne Robin // Cake: Let them eat cake: // Gown: Robert Bullock Bride // Suit: Michael Bastian for Barneys // Paper: Christy Sheppard Knell // As originally seen in Martha Stewart Weddings

It may be pretty clear by now, but if you hadn’t already figured it out, we love mixing and matching bridesmaid styles. Not only does this add a sense of fashion, style, and dimension to your bridal party, but it makes it easier on everyone to find a dress they love and look great it. Absolute win! Today, we are pairing up with Nordstrom Weddings to “style” a bridesmaid look! So to start, here’s a gorgeous bridal party with a look that we are obsessed with.

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We love Nordstrom Weddings because their customer service is so incredibly on point and speedy, with in-store and online stylists to help you and your gals through the selection process. With so many complimentary styles, silhouettes and colors, it makes your planning that much easier.

Wedding Blog Nordstrom Bridal Style

We decided to pick the ‘Annabelle’ nude organza gown by Jenny Yoo, and here’s how we’d style it up for the big day:

Wedding Blog Nordstrom Bridal Style

Want to see more styling ideas? Head to Style Me Pretty for a fun round up!

1. Imperial Necklace 2. Imperial Earrings 3. Kurt Geiger London “Britton” Pump 4. Too Faced Le Creme Lipstick 5. Madison Beaded Clutch

Compensation for this post was provided by Nordstrom via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nordstrom or AOL.

 

 

We are so excited to begin to bring you weekly inspiration from our collection of international photographers! Today, we are beyond honored to introduce you to our newest Grey Collective member, Heart and Colour. Their photography is beyond striking, and we absolutely adore their sense of style! Cheers to all our New Zealand readers! We heart you too!

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Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography

Vendors: Photographer: Heart and Colour // Florals: stem design // Make Up & Hair: avia beauty // Event Hire & Styling: love struck weddings // Models: Han & Dan Mann

Morgan wanted to keep her wedding very traditional, but there were SO many cute ideas that she LOVED, so when it came to planning the bridesmaid luncheon, Angela of Angela Marie Events decided a mini-soiree would be the perfect time to have tons of fun and pull out all the stops for an ultra glamorous event. Angela told us, “Her aunt and I decided that this would be a great chance to raid Morgan’s Pinterest account and incorporate all those cute pins she loved!”

Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
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Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

The luncheon fully sparkled from the glasses, to the runners, to the desserts. Angela also incorporated her grandmother’s china, which was a surprise! Each maid had a super cute bag from Wedding Chicks full of goodies from the bride. The coral peonies were gorgeous with David Austin roses, hydrangeas, and other beautiful pink florals!

Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon
Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

A gold fringe backdrop with hearts hung with gold twine was displayed behind the desserts, while tassels from Snooty Blooms hung in front of the drink table. The southern tradition of “cake pulls” were incorporated into the cake with a topper by Proper Prints that said, “Love my ladies” and the cake backdrop was full of homemade tissue flowers and paper poms. Each guest enjoyed a St. Germain cocktail for cocktail hour and then enjoyed a tasty cup of shrimp and corn soup, a choice of a salad, and many sweets to nibble on–perfect southern inspired treats for this southern bride.

Each girl was amazed at the details of the event and each kept saying “this luncheon is SOOOO Morgan!”

Wedding Blog Glam Southern Bridesmaid Luncheon

Vendors: Photography: Ashleigh Jayne Photography // Styling, Planning, Coordinating, Florals: Angela Marie Events // Invitation, menu cards, place cards, welcome sign: The First Snow // Calligraphy on invitation envelope, wine bottle, signage for dessert table, place cards, drink hearts, cake topper: Proper Prints // Cookies: Silly Gilly Desserts // Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Adorn Cake Designs // Custom Bags: Wedding Chicks // Cakes, Petite 4, Macaroons: Ambrosia Bakery // Venue: Bistro Byronz // Paper Tassels: Snooty Blooms