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Amelie Inspired Wedding Ideas

Amélie may have come out 13 years ago (can you believe it?), but I’m still as obsessed with it today as I was all those years ago. So naturally, when I saw this styled shoot from Ashlee Hamon Photography, Oh Hello Events, and Taylormade Wedding and Event Flowers, I jumped at the chance to share it with you all! Not only is it full of charming nods to the classic film, it’s also teeming with gorgeous ideas for your next holiday party or winter wedding.

Amelie Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Ashlee Hamon: This editorial was inspired by 2001 French film, Amélie! Amélie is the type of film that sticks with you – with visual prowess and a lovable lead character. In our case, the film resonated with Ashlee Hamon Photography and inspired several local vendors to contribute their time and talents to create a lush backdrop for our sweet models. From hand-tied florals and quirky vegetable and fruit accents, each little piece is pulled from elements of the movie that is so beloved. This is the perfect inspiration for winter with rich greens, amber, terra cotta, and shades of red that vary from fire engine to magenta. While it has a hint of vintage, the concept is entirely fit for a modern couple that loves cinema, are francophiles, or just love a little bit of pretty, organic inspiration!

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red anemone boutonnieres - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

Amelie Inspired Wedding - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

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greenery table runner - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

Amelie Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

quirky wedding bouquets - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

Amelie Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

amaranthus long wedding flower - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

emerald wedding rings - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

holiday wedding tablescapes - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

Amelie Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

naked cakes - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

winter wedding inspiration - photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/amelie-inspired-wedding-ideas

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Tampa, FL / Photographer: Ashlee Hamon Photography / Event Design: Oh Hello Events / Floral Design: Taylormade Wedding and Event Flowers / Venue: The University of Tampa / Wedding Dress: Malindy Elene Bridal / Makeup: B. Moore Artistry / Jewelry: Associated Watch and Jewelry / Wedding Cake: Hands on Sweets / Rentals: Sassy Settings and WISH Vintage Rentals / Photo Booth: Photogenica Photobooths / Videographer: Randall Productions, LLC / Wedding Invitations: Citrus Press Co. Stationery + Design

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside

Photos By: LM Weddings

English countryside weddings, we love you so. Nina and Gareth are an Australian-English couple who traveled to the groom’s home town to exchange vows in front of their loved ones. Luckily for us, Laura McCluskey of LM Weddings was there to capture it all for us to admire!

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

From the bride, Nina: We wanted a relaxed day in the countryside that represented both of our upbringings despite coming from opposite sides of the world. An English countryside setting with plenty of Australian inspired details, food and drinks as a nod to my childhood. With many overseas guests, we wanted to take the opportunity to show off Gareth’s beautiful home town during the glorious British summertime. We took inspiration from summer wildflowers with lots of blues and greens and hints of red. We also incorporated elements of the countryside with lots of wood, natural light and maps.

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bride getting ready - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English bridesmaids - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

bridesmaid shoes - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

The whole event was very DIY, and everyone’s contributions made it feel so special. There was such an overwhelming sense of excitement and love as we all set up the hall together the day before. One of my favourite memories is watching my father and my husband-to-be working together to saw the table number bases on the grass outside the hall. My cousin Arielle Gamble is an illustrator and we were incredibly lucky to have her involved with everything from the invites to the table numbers, seating chart and signage at our village hall reception. My mother and sister put together the dozens of flower centrepieces, which looked beautiful and made the hall smell amazing with all the fresh herbs. My mother lovingly collected all the linen napkins and Australiana tablecloths and brought them over with her. I made all the bunting from scraps of Liberty print fabric I had collected.

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ceremony processional - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside
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ceremony kiss - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

We worked with The Meadow Garden, a small flower farm based next door to the village hall. The flowers could not have been more local! They offered us a beautiful array of seasonal, sustainable English flowers and we chose a mix of summer wildflowers that included scabiosa, poppy heads, daisies, ammi, cornflowers, snapdragons, cream roses, salvia and herbs like oregano, catmint, lavender and rosemary. I wandered around the farm the day before the wedding helping them pick a few more sweet peas that had bloomed overnight, which was a dream come true.

Sweet Wedding in the English Countryside - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding signs - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding guests - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

wedding games - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

lace bridesmaid dresses - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

English country weddings - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

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English country weddings - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Listen to your instincts and try not to get overwhelmed by the huge amount of inspiration available. Remember it’s your day and your budget and you should do what feels right for you and your partner even if it’s not traditional. Don’t be afraid to ask friends for help! We were so lucky to work with our talented friends and so many pitched in to help with djing, catering, flowers, invites etc. It was definitely a labour of love! If guests are travelling from abroad, try to organise a casual event the day after the wedding so you can make sure you spend enough time with them. The actual day will go so fast and you will be grateful for a little extra time to spend with the people that have made such an effort to be there for you even if it’s just a picnic in the park.

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English country wedding ideas - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside

bunting cake toppers - photo by LM Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/sweet-wedding-in-the-english-countryside


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “England,” The National
Recessional: “Love Is Love,” Lungfish
First Dance: “This Will Be Our Year,” The Zombies
Late night singalongs: Saves The Day and Jimmy Eat World

Wedding Location: Braunston, Rutland, England / Photographer: Laura McCluskey of LM Weddings / Florist: The Meadow Garden / Ceremony Venue: Oakham Castle / Reception Venue: Braunston Village Hall / Wedding Dress: Vintage from Etsy / Reception Dress: Vintage from Etsy / Wedding Shoes: Office / Hair and Makeup: Lipstick & Curls / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vintage / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Loake / Bow Tie: Liberty / Caterer: Magnus Reid and Laura Marten from Yolk Bakery / DJ: Bless (Tom Pinchard) / Wedding Invitations: Arielle Gamble






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Shop MagnetStreet’s Black Friday Sale

We have long been singing the praises of - your perfect place for magnet save-the-dates, customizable wedding invitations and paper goods. We’ve shared all the cool personalization options that MagnetStreet offers along with the incredible customer service and attention to detail. Today, MagnetStreet is sharing 5 Steps to Creating Your Wedding Stationery Suite:



1. Start with Your Budget

With a typical guest list being around 130, you can quickly put a huge chuck of cash into paper. A good rule of thumb is to budget around 2-3% of your total budget for invitations. Keeping this number in mind will help you navigate through the thousands of options available. MagnetStreet offers a wide range of designs – perfect for any budget. In fact, Weddings is offering their biggest sale yet! Hurry to order your wedding stationery at 35% off – now through December 1st!

2. Establish Your Vision

Your save-the-dates and invitations will reach every guest and set the stage for the entire event to come. Make sure yours captures the spirit of your wedding. Allow your wedding venue to help inform your choices. A beach or lakefront ceremony could inspire a more colorful palette with modern or whimsical fonts. On the other hand, if you are planning a black-tie affair your invitation will read more traditional. Current color trends are navy, eggplant, black, classic grey and white.

3. Learn the Language

If you aren’t familiar with the language of printing you may find it all a bit confusing. Here’s a quick guide to the different printing techniques you will run into as you create your wedding stationery suite.

Letterpress: printing from a hard metal with raised type. Under pressure, this leaves deep impressions on the surface. while this process can be pricey, it creates a one-of-a-kind look that is truly special.

Engraving: a design is etched into a plate, block, or other surface and filled with ink. When the paper is pushed into the plate it produces a raised, crisp type. Often the most expensive technique and still preferred for black-tie affairs.

Thermography : a printing technique in which a wet ink image is fused by heat or infrared radiation with a resinous powder to produce a raised impression. This process will garner a similar look to engraving at about half the cost.

Flat Printing: offset and digital techniques. In expensive, flexible and informal this method will be smooth on your paper.

4. Get Your Senses Involved

Until today you may not have thought much about paper. So it may surprise you to see that there are really a lot of options out there. The best thing to do is get it in your hands. Feel the weight of it. offers four notable paper types to fall in love with. Each luxurious paper has a unique look and feel and you’ll love being about to order free samples to check out at home.

5. Order Your Stationery

You should plan to order around 10 percent more than your guest list to make room for changes or damages that could occur when you are stuffing envelopes. This will also ensure you have a few leftovers for keepsakes. Save-the-dates can be sent anywhere within a year of the event but are typically sent four to six months in advance. Remember, if you are having a destination wedding or a wedding near a holiday to send sooner rather than later. You’ll want to make sure you have put in your order for invitations at least three months before your wedding. This will allow enough time for your invitations to be printed, assembled and addressed. You’ll want to make sure to have yours mailed around six to eight weeks before your wedding day. Before ordering be sure to request physical proofs. has a great program called Just One. Just One allows you to order a single Save the Date, Wedding Invitation, or Wedding Program— ?fully personalized, printed, and shipped right to your door! Feel confident that your design is THE ONE by seeing your own colors, photos, and fonts in person.

Receive 35% off your wedding stationery suite now through December 1st. Hurry over to to take advantage of their biggest sale ever!

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