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Garden Inspired Bridal Shower

Wedding Design

If this Dolce and Gabbana inspired wedding that we shared earlier got you weak in the knees, then the bridal shower the bride had is just what the doctor ordered. The bride, who is also an Event Designer herself at RDT Events + Beauty, left her secret garden inspired bridal shower in the hands of stylist Melissa Baum Events and Mango Studios was there to capture it. Just wait until you get a peek at that wedding cake!

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

From the bride, Renata: I had my vision of a “Secret Garden” but knew as the bride, I couldn’t do it all myself so I co-produced and styled my bridal shower along with my talented friend Melissa, (of Melissa Baum Events) – as 2 heads are better than one! Together we took my vision of a Secret Garden and we made it grow into something beautiful.

secret garden seating chart - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

vintage key seating chart - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

A secret garden is just that – a garden full of secrets and whimsical elements. We enlisted Becky from Blush and Bloom to create a garden oasis. We wanted to mimic the entrance to a secret garden so guests entered by passing through a gorgeous garland draping the front doors. Mixed blooms, birds, vintage book pages, moss and more filled the tables. Keeping with the theme, each table featured “secrets” about Renata’s bridesmaids. The head table had hanging globes atop of it with blooms draping down and out of the globes.

English garden themed centerpiece - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

hanging terrariums - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

The stunning sweet table was filled with yummy desserts from Nadia & Co ~ that all sat atop a vintage desk, from Key Event Rentals. It featured hand painted pink macarons, pink popcorn, candy apples and a cake that was truly a work of art. The sweet table was complete with signage by Anista Designs. I handmade our moss guest board (with real moss!) and the vintage escort cards, also made by Anista Designs, were attached to vintage keys. As guests said their goodbyes, they had hand wrapped soaps in hand with custom labels reading “Soap Glad You Could Come!” Mango Studios captured our event so perfectly!

painted pink macarons - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

moss wedding details - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

painted pink macarons - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

romantic wedding cake - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower

garden inspired bridal shower - photo by Mango Studios http://ruffledblog.com/garden-inspired-bridal-shower


View all images from this bridal shower in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Mango Studios

Coordination and Styling:

Melissa Baum Events, RDT Events + Beauty

Floral Design:

Blush & Bloom

Venue:

The Spoke Club

Makeup:

Renata de Thomasis

Wedding Cake:

Nadia & Co.

Prop and Furniture Rentals:

Key Event Rentals

Paper Goods:

Anista Designs

Photos by:

Mango Studios

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Elegant Toronto Wedding Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana

Elegant Weddings

We love seeing weddings that are a long time in the making, and Renata and Aundrae went on their first date in 2005. Nearly a decade later, the couple exchanged vows in Toronto with the help of Boyfriend/Girlfriend, Melissa Andre Events, and Blush & Bloom, choosing a wedding theme inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2014 campaign. I dare you to find a more fashionable couple!

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

From the bride, Renata: From day 1 we knew we didn’t want anything typical so when we met with our wedding planner, she presented the most perfect inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2014 campaign and we were instantly sold! The rich golds, warm reds, blacks and hint of blue when combined, made something so dreamy!

red Gucci wedding shoes - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

chic groom looks - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

protea bouquet with ribbons - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

chic bridal look - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

Warm. Romantic. Inviting. Rich textures. Fashion forward. Our wedding reminded me of a modern Spanish cathedral – it took place in a church (built in the 1800’s) so that speaks for itself. Melissa & her team modernized it with the gorgeous Christian Lacroix wallpaper as the table top and modern elements throughout. One of our favorite elements we added was the custom drawn caricature – we both love soccer and have played for almost all our lives, so having both of us drawn in our wedding attire, wearing soccer cleats, was an obvious choice.

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

wedding ceremony - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

For the ceremony, we had an arch made up of rucus foliage as well as hanging amaranthus. My bouquet was very important to me – I really wanted something I had never seen before and so different. My friend Becky is beyond talented – I sent her an image of the protea flowers and I knew I had to have it. How it turned out was better than I imagined! Our floral arrangements at the reception were a mix of garden roses, peonies and anomones.

elegant tablescape - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

glam wedding reception - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

unique guestbook - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

lamp centerpiece with flower accents - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for couples planning their wedding is to stay calm and try not to get caught up in it. I found the process can easily get stressful and frustrating – especially costs and budgets. Pick whatever is most important to you, and eliminate things you could live without. In the end, as long as you get married, the rest will fall into place.

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

gold and black reception table - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

tablescape receptions - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant wedding cake - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

wedding reception donuts - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

champagne toast - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Video by Images Weddings:

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “I Found My Everything,” Mary J Blige
Music was a huge thing for us! We both love music and different genres, and knew that music is the one thing to get people going! For our ceremony, we had a single violinist so it was so romantic and beautiful and we wanted him to play Ave Maria as it means so much to us. The cocktail was inspired by Frank Sinatra with a mix of soul, Motown and jazz.

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Event Design and Reception Flowers:

Melissa Andre Events

Bouquets:

Blush & Bloom

Ceremony Venue:

The Spoke Club

Reception Venue:

The Berkeley Church

Wedding Dress:

Jenny Packham

Bridal Store:

Powder

Wedding Shoes:

Gucci

Wedding Veil and Cape:

Valencienne

Accessories:

Tara Fava

Hair:

Tony Phaam of Jie Salon

Makeup:

RDT Events + Beauty

Maid of Honor Dress:

Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Vera Wang

Groom's Dark Tuxedo:

Coppley

Grooms' White Tuxedo:

Tom Ford via Harry Rosen

Groomsmen Attire:

Coppley

Catering:

Berkeley Church

Wedding Cake and Macarons:

Nadia & Co.

Ice Cream Sandwiches:

Sweet Sammies

Donuts:

Glory Hole Doughnuts

Ceremony Violinist:

Tino Pop

DJ:

Michael Coombs

White Pierre Chairs:

Contemporary Furniture Rentals

Wedding Invitations:

Kristy Rice Designs

Paper Goods:

Paper + Poste

Videography:

Images Film

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Candy Colored Wedding Inspiration in Charlotte

Wedding Design

Few wedding themes conjure up the idea of a fun time better than “candy colored,” and that’s exactly what we got with The Big Fake Wedding’s second trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. Bright pinks and purples, watercolor accents, and a sweetheart table surrounded by a greenery pergola to add a secret garden effect are just a few of the details that make this event a favorite!

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

pink watercolor escort cards - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

secret garden sweetheart table - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

elegant tall centerpiece - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

anemone cake detail - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte


MILLAYGALLERY
View all images + details captured by Emily Millay in the gallery

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

hanging floral chandelier - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

purple wedding cake - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Bronwyn Duffield Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte


BRONWYNGALLERY
View all images + details captured by Bronwyn Duffield in the gallery

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Alexa's Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

pretty corsage for a bridesmaid - photo by Alexa's Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Alexa's Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Alexa's Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

candy colored wedding inspiration in Charlotte - photo by Alexa's Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

hot air balloon centerpiece - photo by Alexa's Photography http://ruffledblog.com/candy-colored-wedding-inspiration-in-charlotte

ALEXGALLERY

View all images + details captured by Alexa’s Photography in the gallery

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Inspiration board credits, left to right, top to bottom: Natalie E., Floret Flower Farm, Leanne Marshall, Griottes, Emilio Pucci, Martha Stewart, Allie Hine, Hayley Bidez; Board curated by Ashley Buzzy Lettering & Press

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Bronwyn Duffield Photography, Alexa’s Photography, Emily Millay Photography

Day-Of Coordination:

K Dream Effects (An Event Planning Company)

Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Back Drop + Tables 1 and 4:

Shay Brown Events

Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 3 and 6:

Blossom Artistry

Floral + Event Design: Registration Table + Personal Flowers:

Sophisticated Florals by Stephanie

Floral + Event Design: Lounge + Tables 2, 5, 7:

River Kiss Weddings

Venue:

Levine Museum of the New South

Wedding Dress:

Classic Bride & Formals

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Brideside

Jewelry:

Chloe + Isabel by Karrie C

Flower Crowns:

Maiden Flower Crowns

Hair and Makeup:

Viva La Glam Hair + Makeup Artistry

Health and Lifestyle:

Healthyou

Groomsmen Attire:

J.Hilburn Men’s Clothier

Cocktail Hour Catering:

Roots Farm Food

Catering:

Delectables by Holly, La tea da’s Catering & Events, Plate Perfect Catering by FS Food Group

Wedding Cake:

Five Star Bakeshop

Candy Bar:

Candy Girl Confections

Cupcake Bar:

Iced Cupcakes

Ceremony Music:

Musically Yours

Band:

Charleston Groove Factory via OtherBrother Entertainment

Rentals:

Classic Party Rentals

Vintage Dishes + China:

The Whimsical Rose

Wedding Vow Art Canvas:

The Standard Canvas

Paper Goods: Invitations (Fuschia Floral) + Seed Packet Favors:

Megmichelle

Paper Goods: Invitations (Pink and Black Suite):

Amanda Day Rose Paperie

Paper Goods: Invitations (Purple and Blue Suite):

Ashley Bush Calligraphy & Lettering

Paper Goods: Menus + Catering Cards:

MAD Design Studio

Signage:

Estudio RoJo

Photo Booth:

Electric Photo Booth

Registry:

Belk, Inc

Interactive Guestbook:

Thirty Day Dash

National Travel Vendor:

Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel

National Sparkling Wine Sponsor:

Ferrari

Media Partners:

MyWedding, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Southern Bride & Groom Magazine

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