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Photos By: Caleb John Hill

We recently introduced you to a new favorite venue in Los Angeles, Elysian — and now we’re back to share another wedding in this stunning spot! Photographer Caleb John Hill and event stylist Megan Elise Events helped make Nicole and Caleb’s dream day a reality, and we can’t imagine a more beautiful result.

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

From the bride, Nicole: When Caleb and I started thinking about our wedding, we wanted to find a way to include our two main styles that encompass not only our taste but also our lifestyle. Caleb’s an electrical engineer with a love of the outdoors and I’m a graphic designer obsessed with flowers. We knew we had to combine these two and we came up with this mix of industrial and natural. We wanted to find a venue that was clean and modern on the inside juxtaposed with nature on the outside since we knew we wanted an outdoor/indoor wedding. We wanted every single aspect of our wedding to remind our guests of us, so we made sure everything was unique and a decision we made together.

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

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Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

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Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

The best way I can describe our wedding is industrial modern meets the great outdoors. We didn’t necessarily have a color scheme, although grey was always apart of our vision. We really wanted the natural aspect of the flowers and the plants of our venue to set the tone of the wedding and our colors complimented those nicely. Our colors ended up being grey, peach and muted purple. Once we picked The Elysian as our venue, we made all decisions based on imagining it all at our venue. Being a graphic designer, I designed our invitation suite as well as all of the signage, programs, and table decor. Our invitations had hand painted watercolor and hand-lettering with a sans-serif thicker font to give it a clean modern feel in the design while keeping the natural vibe through watercolor. I also included a geometric shape that we carried through the decor with handmade metal shapes hanging on the walls and for our photo booth backdrop and glass gold terrariums used on the cocktail and side tables. My father is a carpenter and contractor so he had the hand-lettering I used of our names for the invitations blown up and cut out of leaf patterned acrylic. We also had signs I hand-lettered for our coffee and ice cream stations and pointing to our photo booth. We added as many personal touches as we could. For instance, I also work at a cafe for a local coffee roaster and had them serve coffee at the wedding which made it so special to have my coworkers there! We also had signature bride and groom cocktails that we picked along with a full bar option.

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

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wedding ceremony - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

wild bouquet - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding
Flower recipe: I’m obsessed with lavender and eucalyptus plants so those were a must in my bouquet. Like I said, I wanted every part of our wedding, including the flowers, to complement our venue and the overall vibe we were going for. When I met with my florist, I showed them multiple pictures with lavender and eucalyptus so they understood the look I wanted. From there on I let them make decisions since they’re the experts. My bouquet included peach garden roses that brought in a beautiful romantic feel along with queen anne’s lace, peony roses, rice flower, jasmine, spray roses and pulmosa greenery. The other arrangements had sonia roses, rosemary, and rice flower additions.

elegant receptions - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

paper table numbers - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

geometric wire decorations - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Although it’s been said many times, make your wedding what you want it to be! Caleb and I had a VERY specific vision for how we wanted our wedding to be and not only aesthetically. We had been to countless weddings and had critiqued what worked well and not so well and used that knowledge to make what we feel was the best combination of all things that worked well. We wanted our wedding to embody us, who we are now and who we want to be as a now married couple. We chose to keep some traditions and change others up, for instance, we switched where we stood during the ceremony so I could see my girls behind my about to be husband and he could see his guys behind me. That made the ceremony even more special! We had multiple people tell us after the wedding how much the wedding embodied who we were and how every detail was so personalized towards us. Even though it can be overwhelming, think through EVERYTHING. Hire a wedding planner, ours was the absolute best and she understood our vision. Photography and music were a huge pieces to our puzzle so we hired a photographer who we felt would capture our wedding the way we would’ve if we could! Our photographer Caleb had the perfect artistic and journalism eye we wanted. We hired the best DJ we could find who never allowed people to leave the dance floor once they started. Work together and make this day about you, because people want to celebrate the two of you!

cutout wedding signs - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

wildflower centerpieces - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

Downtown Los Angeles wedding - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding

cake smash - photo by Caleb John Hill http://ruffledblog.com/downtown-los-angeles-wedding


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Wedding Music:
We had a live band during the ceremony that one of my bridesmaids was a part of. We have been fans of them since their beginning and it made our day so special having my bridesmaid sing as I walked down the aisle.
Processional: “For the Widows in Paradise,” Sufjan Stevens (instrumental)
Bride’s Processional: “Come Thou Font,” Sufjan Stevens
Recessional: “Only Love,” Ben Howard
First Dance: “How Long Will I Love You,” Ellie Goulding

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Photographer: Caleb John Hill / Wedding Coordination: Megan Elise Events / Florist: Fabulous Flowers / Venue: Elysian / Getting Ready Location: The Ace Hotel / Wedding Dress: Panache Bridal / Wedding Shoes: H&M / Earrings: Kate Spade / Bracelet: Nectar Clothing / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth / Groom’s Suit and Groomsmen Pants: J. Crew / Groomsmen Shirts: Target / Caterer: Anita Dillon Catering / Dessert: A La Minute / Coffee Cart: Augies Coffee House / Bartender: Liquid Catering / Band: Branches / DJ: Gary Ames from The Flash Dance / Rentals: La Pinata Rentals / Photobooth: Smilebooth / Wedding Invitations: Oh Lovely Paper Co. / Videographer: Chadwick Trentham

Larchfield Estate Wedding

Photos By: This Modern Love

I don’t think I’ve yet to come across a Claire Pettibone wedding gown that stops me in my tracks, and this one worn by bride Emma is hardly an exception. Seriously, just wait until you see the incredible back detail! This Modern Love and The Informal Florist also brought their best to the plate, with Alise Taggart creating some of the most beautiful details throughout the reception.

Larchfield Estate wedding - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

From the stylist, Alise Taggart: Emma is from Northern Ireland and Andy is from England. They met as stage actors performing in Andrew Lloyd’s Webber’s “Starlight Express” in Germany, where they now live. Emma was definitely a bride who knew what she wanted and I loved all of her fun and creative ideas! She wanted an enchanted forest full of deep berry, fig, pomegranate, and lilac tones with gold accents. She incorporated many of her personal family heirlooms in the decor as well such as vintage furniture and other pieces owned by her family and passed through generations.

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

purple wedding flowers - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

purple paper goods - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

purple wedding bouquet - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

guest books - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

confetti recessionals - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

wedding dress details - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

purple bridesmaid dresses - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

The Informal Florist and her team brought the outdoors in with the overflowing foliage on the exposed beams of the old converted barn and did an incredible job on the gorgeous, lush floral centrepieces, bouquets, and the magical hanging creation over the head table. Each of the table runners were custom made and hand dyed, the tables were decorated with varying pillar and taper candles with intertwined vines and fruit scattered along the centre. Paper Bark Stationery hand painted the invitations and the other stationery pieces to match the colour palette perfectly. The weather couldn’t have been better, especially on an April day in Ireland, and the guests took full advantage of the garden games while sipping tea from vintage china and enjoying canapés on the lawn. This Modern Love captured the day beautifully, documenting each sweet moment perfectly. Please take the time to watch the incredible film by Best Day Productions as well, featuring some incredible dance moves by the fabulous guests at this wedding.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

purple pink decorations - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

seating chart ideas - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

seating charts - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

Larchfield Estate wedding - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

Larchfield Estate wedding - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

Larchfield Estate wedding - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

cheese cakes - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

candlelit receptions - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding

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first dances - photo by This Modern Love http://ruffledblog.com/larchfield-estate-wedding


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Wedding Location: Lisburn, Ireland / Photographer: This Modern Love / Styling, Event Design, and Planning: Alise Taggart / Florist: The Informal Florist / Venue: Larchfield Estate / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone / Hair: Lynette Murray / Makeup: Jennifer Ireland / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale / Caterer: Old Barn Steakhouse / Cheesecake: Sawers Belfast / Band: BackBeat / Lighting: Creative Event Lighting / Vintage China: Lulabelle Vintage / Lit Letters: Electric Alphabet / Stationery: Paper Bark / Cinematographer: Best Day Productions






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Handcrafted Finger Lakes Wedding

Never have ‘vintage’ and ‘rustic’ merged more beautifully than in this beauty of a wedding from Forged in the North (formerly Ryan & Heidi Studios). Delanie and Kayle chose a timeless color palette of greens, pinks, and silver to decorate their wedding day, and we think it worked perfectly against the barn backdrop to bring a bit more of a romantic touch to an equally romantic day.

Handcrafted Finger Lakes wedding - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

From the bride, Delanie: We visited the wedding venue for the first time on a hot August evening and could just picture ourselves surrounded by family and friends having the best night ever… luckily what we envisioned and more came true. Kayle is a timber framer, so having a barn reception made complete sense and the venue comprising an old farm house allowed for the vintage inspiration. The barn space could have easily ended up too country for our tastes or “over decorated”, so we had to evaluate our decor carefully and stick to the vintage and rustic theme. All of the center pieces were old silver teapots and borrowed vintage glassware collected by Kayle’s mother. My mother helped to obtain and frame the wedding photos of great grand-parents to parents that we proudly displayed. I work for a museum and like to support handmade products and artists. We knew we wanted to stick to a handcrafted feel and not use lots of newly purchased products. For example, we used an arrow in our invitations and save the dates, so the arrows we used for the table numbers were made by Navajo artists from a vendor at the museum. Ultimately though, we wanted our guests to have a fantastic time. We hoped this plan would alleviate the rush of going from the ceremony to a reception and create an atmosphere with lots of dancing, music in the barn and drinks on the lawn. Luckily, the weather also cooperated for a perfect evening, we even had a full moon.

Handcrafted Finger Lakes wedding - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

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first looks - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

wedding bouquet - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding
Flower recipe: I knew I wanted lots of flowers and greenery, so being able to get married in July was fortunate. Kayle’s mother orchestrated the arrangement of all our centerpieces and bouquets. We used white roses, pink roses, hydrangea, peonies, lambs ear, wild roses, tiger lilies, baby’s breath, smoke tree leaves and palms. If you are ambitious, creative and on a budget, take some floral arranging classes prior to the wedding with your friends and family, you may find you could do some of the arrangements yourself.

wedding party - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

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bridal processional - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

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wedding ceremony recessionals - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

We did not want to be limited to a color palette that would be hard to execute so we decided to stick loosely to Greens, Pinks and Silver. Everything else really just coordinated to those choices. I wanted my MOH to choose the dresses for the bridesmaids, and since we found green dresses that became the primary color inspiration. Our biggest DIY project was the Timber Frame Arbor that Kayle built and designed. Kayle works for his father’s company, Settlement Post and Beam, and they handcrafted a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony. We ended up using silk flowers on the arbor due to the intensity of the sun at that time of year. Another fun DIY project was the BAR sign. We used signboard, plywood and patio lights to create one of our favorite decorations of the wedding.

seating charts - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

barn receptions - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

wedding drink bars - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

paper goods - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t worry if your bridal party is uneven or mixed gender or too big or too small. Your bridal party encompass the people who will make your wedding weekend more fun and really put you at ease during the chaos, so do whatever you want. Decide on a theme and stick to it. It is easy to get distracted by other beautiful weddings on Pinterest and wedding blogs, if you don’t make a decision you will drive yourself crazy. Really consider hiring a wedding coordinator if your venue doesn’t provide one and spend ample amount of time on the schedule of events.

centerpieces - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

wedding centerpieces - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

reception centerpieces - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

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Handcrafted Finger Lakes wedding - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding

Handcrafted Finger Lakes wedding - photo by Forged in the North http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-finger-lakes-wedding


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “All of My Days,” Alexi Murdoch (sung by Kayle’s cousin Dallas)
Recessional: “The Valley,” The Oh Hellos
First Dance: “Hold You in My Arms,” Ray LaMontagne
Second Dance: “At Last,” Etta James

From the photographers, Ryan and Heidi of Forged in the North : Kayle and Delanie met and fell in love at Penn State. It’s no surprise to why they were a perfect match. Both of them have huge heart, a passion for creating beautiful things and being surrounded by nature. Their wedding venue, Gratitude & Grace, is tucked away in the finger lakes. A unique private residence with a renovated 1870′s farm house and barn, basically a photographer’s playground. Kayle hand cut and assembled the beautiful arbor that him and his bride got married under. Delanie LOVES details, which was clear to see in all the creative decor elements that she and her family completely DIY’d. Even the floral centerpieces! Not to mention they homemade the most incredible pies for dessert. Everything from their day was absolute magic from Delanie’s BHLDN dress to the outdoor bar to the field of gold that we shot them in. They danced the night away with family and friends with fireflies flickering in the fields and a super moon overhead. A perfect summer affair.

Wedding Location: Ithaca, NY / Photographer: Forged in the North / Venue: Gratitude and Grace / Wedding Dress: BHLDN “Omelia” / Wedding Shoes: L’Amour Des Pieds “Irena” / Hair Accessory: H&M / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Eliza J via Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Desserts: Homemade pies / Ceremony Musician: Family Members / DJ: Bulldog Sounds / Copper Cooler: CopperBox / Wedding Invitations and Signage: Bride and groom

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