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Glam New Years Inspiration

New Year’s might be a few months off, but we feel it’s never too soon to start poring over beautiful inspiration images full of sequins, glitter, and pizazz. So when we saw this shoot from the team of Lisa Mallory Photography, Lindsey Marie Events, and Flowers by Kim, we knew it would be worth sharing early. Do you love the sparkly bridesmaid dresses as much as we do?

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

From the photographer, Lisa Mallory: Hello 2015! I don’t know what could be better than to ring in the New Year with a wedding. For this New Year’s Eve inspiration shoot, I wanted to shy away from the traditional black and gold to show that metallics with a pop of emerald green and orchid can be just as fancy! I definitely did not want to break the tradition of sequins, confetti, and champs, as New Year’s just wouldn’t be the same without some sparkle and bubbles! So romantic to see confetti falling from the sky as the bride and groom toast to new beginnings. So in Love!

gold pink invitations - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

cascading wedding bouquet - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

amaranthus bouquet - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam ceremony inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

sequin bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

Living in wine country, I thought it was only appropriate to host our shoot at Broken Earth Winery since New Year’s is all about the bubbly and some delicious wine! I was so lucky to have the ever so talented Lisa Mallory Photography to bring my vision to life. I had so much fun at Unlimited Events creating the most dreamy table scape. Rosey Calligraphy added to that by creating some astounding paper goods. The invitations were so fun and definitely got the party started. Cake Cathedral continued our sparkle theme with a 3 tiered sequin cake. Flowers by Kim made over the top cascading bouquets, which showed that even in winter Pantone orchid with a pale pink can be in style.

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

green tablescapes - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam place setting - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

sequin wedding details - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam ceremony inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

new years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

green wedding inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

How gorgeous do the bride and bridesmaids look! Their glamourous looks could not have been done without the amazingly talented makeup artist Carrie Marie Artistry and stylish updos from Amy Castaniero. Top that off with a rhinestone bridal gown and mismatched sequin bridesmaid dresses make them truly steal the show! I had such an amazing time with this shoot and a BIG thank you to everyone that participated! Cheers to a New Year and New Beginnings. Happy 2015!

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

gold wedding cake - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam wedding cake - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

amaranthus bouquet - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration

glam New Years inspiration - photo by Lisa Mallory Photography http://ruffledblog.com/glam-new-years-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Paso Robles, CA / Photographer: Lisa Mallory Photography / Event Design: Lindsey Marie Events / Floral Design: Flowers by Kim / Venue: Broken Earth Winery / Hair: Amy Castaniero / Makeup: Carrie Marie Artistry / Wedding Cake: Cake Cathedral / DJ: Epic Entertainment / Equipment Rentals: Unlimited Events Inc. / Calligraphy: ROSEY CALLIGRAPHY

Puck’s Farm Wedding

Photos By: Sara Wilde

No matter how many times we look over this Puck’s Farm wedding, we can’t escape the feeling we’re in the ultimate barn party dream. Holly and Kristjan’s wedding took a spectacular farm setting, jazzed it up with some whimsical touches and plenty of inspiring decor, and added in a few sweet farm animals as a bonus. Thank you to Sara Wilde Photography and My Luscious Backyard for working your magic here!

Puck's Farm wedding - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

From the bride, Holly: When we first started to plan our wedding, we didn’t know that we wanted to have a kooky wedding on a real, functioning farm, but we knew what we did not want. We did not want something stuffy, impersonal, or overly formal. That just wasn’t us. Once we settled on Puck’s Farm as our venue, we really took our cues from the farm, and designed our wedding around it. We made our guests’ enjoyment our top priority. Since Kristjan is a professional musician, we have many talented musician friends who took the stage throughout the night. There was a different live musical act throughout each stage of the wedding, including the pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dance party. In some ways it felt more like a musical festival, than a wedding!

wedding shoes - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

wildflower bouquets - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

grooms looks - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

wildflower wedding bouquets - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding
Flower recipe: Our florist, Sarah, created the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages with flowers that are grown seasonally and locally in her own backyard. Since we didn’t have a specific colour scheme in mind (“colourful” was our only criteria), she had free reign over the design, and they turned out beautifully. She also provided a loose mix of flowers, which my sister-in-law incorporated into our centrepieces. The rest of the flowers were picked from my mom’s garden.

wedding guests - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

illustrated wedding invitations - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

farm wedding ceremony - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

ceremony processionals - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

ceremony guests - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

farm wedding inspiration - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

Pucks Farm wedding - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

We tried to keep everything casual, colourful, whimsical, and fun. The suggested dress code for our wedding was “Barnyard Chic”. It was fun to see how our guests interpreted this – there were a lot of really awesome outfits! Our main themes were a mish-mash of “Camping” “Farm Animals” “Music” and “Booze”. We used farm animals as our table numbers, which were placed in whiskey bottles from Kristjan’s prized collection. Our dinner menu was good old fashioned BBQ, and we gave out s’mores kits as our favours (to be roasted at the late night bonfire). Many of our guests camped out in the field over night. Everything about this wedding was DIY, from the centrepieces, decorations, favours, and desserts, to the planning, organizing, and execution. Luckily, we had a tremendous amount of help from our family and friends. Without them, we would not have been able to pull it off.

wedding reception entertainment - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

guestbook inspiration - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

table numbers - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

farm wedding ideas - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

barn wedding receptions - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

table number ideas - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

wedding drink signs - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

barn wedding ideas - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

barn receptions - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

Puck's Farm wedding - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to go against the grain and break tradition. We only included the elements of a traditional wedding that were meaningful to us, and scrapped the rest of the formalities. This made our wedding day feel more personal. It was a true representation of what we are all about as a couple. Also, if you are having a DIY wedding, do not be afraid to ask for help! And do not underestimate the amount of time it will take to execute your ideas. You will almost certainly need someone (or an entire crew) available to help with set up on the morning of your wedding, so you and the groom can focus on getting dolled up. You’ll find most people will be happy to help in whichever way they can.

paper lantern receptions - photo by Sara Wilde http://ruffledblog.com/pucks-farm-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Almost all of the music at our wedding was performed live by our talented friends. In addition to their original music and some great covers, Kristjan created the musical arrangements for all of the ceremonial songs.
Processional: “Old Dirt Hill,” Dave Matthews Band – performed by string trio and acoustic guitar*
Bride’s Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Harold Arlen” – performed by string trio and ukelele*
Signing of the Registry: “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – performed by string trio*
Recessional: “Wouldn’t it Be Nice,” The Beach Boys – performed by string trio and saxophone*
First Dance: “To Build A Home,” Cinematic Orchestra – performed by string trio, piano and vocals*
*(arrangement by Groom)

From the photographer, Sara Wilde Photography: Kristjan and Holly had been exhaustedly searching for the right venue, without much luck. They knew that they wanted something casual, outdoors, and fun, and it had to fit within their limited budget. They came across Puck’s Farm and it fit EVERY aspect of what they were looking for and for the theme they wanted: Barnyard Chic. Everyone (friends and family alike) came together to make their wedding dreams a reality – late night sewing of the pendants, floral arranging, to friends putting on non-stop live music for the entire night. The guests even got to stay overnight, pitching tents in the field and having an amazing bonfire (with s’more favours!) to end the celebration. I’d like to think the best part of the whole day, was when the farm lost power, and the band that was playing for that time (Saturday Night Jive) kept playing without missing a single beat, the guests held up their glowing cell phones and partied on!

Wedding Location: Schomberg, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Sara Wilde Photography / Florist: My Luscious Backyard and bride’s sister-in-law Kate / Venue: Puck’s Farm / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller / Wedding Shoes: Miss L-Fire / Groom’s Bow Tie and Suspenders: bespoke by Antonacci Tailors / Caterer: BBQ Gourmet / Bartenders: Shaken or Stirred Bar Services / Wedding Cupcakes: Dlish Cupcakes and Bunners / Other Desserts: Homemade by friends and family / Musicians: Pre-ceremony: Dave McArthur and Mason Stoner; Ceremony: Rob Carli, Bridget Hunt, Amy Canzoneri, Marie Gelinas, Dave McArthur; Cocktails: Bridget Hunt, Amy Canzoneri, Marie Gelinas, Donavon LeNabat; Dinner/Reception: Bridget Hunt, Amy Canzoneri, Marie Gelinas, Joel Visentin, Francois Mulder, KETCH HARBOUR WOLVES (Jonathan Tyrrell, Scott Winter, Liam Brown, Brian Urbanik), DAVE MCARTHUR (Dave McArthur, Shafton Thomas, Josh Patrick), SATURDAY NIGHT JIVE (AJ Singh, Luca Caracciolo, Dusty Emer, Paul Theriault, Donavon LeNabat, Genevieve Marchesseau, Julie Title, Carson Freeman) / DJ: Johnny Beatz / Sound Equipment: PSI Sound / Party Rentals: Pat’s Party Rentals / Wedding Invitations: The bride






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DIY Fabric Circle Backdrop

It’s no surprise that we love a good DIY backdrop, so we’re thrilled that Audrey of French Knot Studios is willing to share the tips behind her fabric circle display in today’s bohemian inspired shoot. This would be an ideal project to tackle while getting in some good couch TV time with your honey. Let’s get to work!

DIY fabric circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

For this project you will need:
-at least 1 yard of three different color fabrics, we used two silks and a silk organza
-wool yarn; it works better than synthetics, cotton or silk
-Large Eye Needle
-Sharp Scissors

Instructions:
1. Cut the fabric into 3″ squares, then trim off the corners to make circles. They don’t have to be perfect!

DIY Fabric Circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

2. Cut your yarn into the length you need plus about a foot so you can adjust the height on site (ours is 8′ high). Knot the bottom end.
3. Stack the fabric circles. Decide how wide you want each band of color. Each of our strands has about 40 circles. 50% the darkest color, 35% the middle color, and 15% the sheer top color. These are generalities. Each strand will vary slightly, but that’s the beauty of it!
4. Stab the needle through the center of the stack of circles.

DIY Fabric Circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

5. Do not pull the thread all the way through so the knot stops at the end.
6. Slide the bottom circle to the end, and space the circles roughly 3 inches apart along the yarn. If you use wool as recommended, the circles will naturally stick along the yarn and you won’t have to secure a knot after each one to maintain spacing. Some last minute adjusting will be necessary when you hang it for the ceremony.

DIY Fabric Circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

7. Install at your ceremony with a pipe and drape rental (sans drape), command hooks, or painters tape if the tape will not be seen by the guests.

DIY fabric circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop

DIY fabric circle backdrop - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-fabric-circle-backdrop


View step-by-step instructions here

Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Event Design and Styling: French Knot Studios / Venue and Place Settings: Cohen’s Retreat / Dresses: James Gunn / Succulent Crown: Colonial House of Flowers / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Duthu / Menswear: Simon’s Formal Wear / Air Plants: Madame Chrysanthemum / Chocolate Egg Place Cards: Chocolat by Adam Turoni

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