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    {Real Wedding} Jolene & Justin: Modern Rustic Condor’s Nest Ranch Wedding

    modern rustic Condor's Nest Ranch Wedding | Green Ribbon Party Planning Co & Swoon by Katie

    Anytime Nicole from Green Ribbon Party Planning Co sends a wedding my way, I know I’m going to LOVE it.  Remember this rustic red foodie wedding?  Well, today’s wedding is another to love.  The vibrant blues & yellows, the attention to detail, the bride’s gorgeous sleek gown – I’m loving it all!   Read More »

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    {Real Engagement} Stephanie & David: Valentine’s Day Inspired Engagement Session

    Valentine's Day inspired Engagement | Sky Stone Photography & Twinkle Twinkle Little Party

    The thing I love about Valentine’s Day is that it is all about love. It doesn’t have to be about flowers and presents and dates and whether you’re with someone or not. It’s just about love. And I’m all for celebrating love of any kind. My mom still sends me Valentine’s Day cookies. My son exchanged Valentine’s with his little buddies this year. I send my girlfriends Valentine’s Day cards. If you love someone, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day.

    So what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than an engagement session of a newly engaged couple celebrating their love? Oh, and it’s Valentine’s Day inspired too! THAT is better.

    Valentine's Day inspired Engagement | Sky Stone Photography & Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Valentine's Day inspired Engagement | Sky Stone Photography & Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Valentine's Day inspired Engagement | Sky Stone Photography & Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Valentine's Day inspired Engagement | Sky Stone Photography & Twinkle Twinkle Little Party Valentine's Day inspired Engagement | Sky Stone Photography & Twinkle Twinkle Little Party valentine's day ideas on Oh Lovely Day
    What a sweet engagement celebration, literally! So many yummy treats – but I think that rock candy is my favorite. The red and aqua color palette is fabulous and all of the heart details make my heart sing. I really heart hearts!

    Check out more in the gallery! And remember, if you click on a single image in the gallery and make it full size, you can pin it as a single image instead of in the group of photos in the feature.

    {vendors} Photography: Sky Stone Photography / Styling & Concept: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party / Printables: Twinkle Twinkle Little Party / Cake: Dream Cakes FL / Cake Pops and cake balls: Eat The Dishes / Cookies: Earth & Sugar / Macarons: The Splendid Sweet Shoppe / Heart Balloons: Bon Fortune

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    {Real Wedding} Jennifer & Josh: Casual Wedding on the Family Farm

    DIY backyard wedding by Erin H Photography

    Ever since I saw Father of the Bride I’ve loved a good wedding at home.  And a wedding on a family farm?  Even better!  So when Erin H. Photography sent this wedding my way, it was pretty much a no-brainer that I’d love it.  I hope you do too. Read More »

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    {Real Wedding} Nicole & David: Modern DIY Portland Wedding from Stacey Kane

    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    It’s no secret that I’m a vintage-lover, but when vintage is done in a modern way with a DIY spin, then I’m just downright giddy.  Today’s wedding is a touch of whimsy, mixed with the hipness of Portland, weaved together with personal DIY touches.  And the photos by Stacey Kane are just too good for words.
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane

    For our ceremony music, we had two young and very talented musicians playing the violin and the viola.  For the bridal party processional, they played the prelude of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G major.  I wanted to walk in to Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers,” so they created an amazing arrangement for that song.  The recessional piece was Mozart’s Duo in G.  And our first dance song was Bob Dylan’s “The Man in Me.”
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane

    Our venue was right on the water, located in the same complex as a marina, and the space used to be a factory where ships were built, so we also had a boat theme going on; I made kraft paper boats that we used as luminaries along the venue’s walkway, and I outfitted one boat with small cushions inside to use as a ring pillow.

    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane

    My husband’s a writer, I love crafting things out of paper, and we love books, so much of the decor was created from old book pages.  A few highlights:  the escort cards were pinwheels made from illustrated children’s books, with a pencil for a stem; I made flower garlands out of muslin and book pages that draped over stacks of books for our centerpieces; and for the cocktail tables, we created book planters by carving a space right into the pages of an open book and planting succulents inside.  

    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane
    modern DIY Portland Wedding by Stacey Kane

    It was a labor of love to craft so much of the wedding decor ourselves, and in that way we put ourselves in every detail.  We had lots of help from family, friends, and Meghan our amazing wedding planner, so it felt like this big collaborative art project.  It was really important that David and I worked together and made decisions as a couple.  We were true partners in the planning, and I think that’s what made our wedding US.

    I love all of the personal touches and DIY, but I think the pinwheels are my favorite!  Oh, and I love the bride’s braided updo.  What’s your favorite detail?

    {vendors} Wedding Planner: Meghan Torrieri of b merry events / Photographer: Stacey Kane / Caterer: A Moveable Feast / Florist: Emily Carter Floral Designs / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Portland Company Complex / DJ: DJ Ryan Parker

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    {Real Wedding} Tara & Jason: Pretty Blue Southern DIY Wedding

    blue southern DIY wedding by LH Photography

    I just love a good Southern wedding, don’t you?  Spanish moss, sweet tea, Southern charm…what’s not to love?  Between the soft blue color palette and the absolutely fab DIY glass chandelier that hung over the ceremony, this wedding fits the bill.

    blue southern DIY wedding by LH Photography
    Advice to couples planning now?  I would say to start early and do tons of research. I think if you do your homework you can be creative and original without breaking the bank. It’s also so important to find the right vendors and that doesn’t happen overnight. I feel like our wedding day was so much fun and stress free because I had put so much time into the planning and I knew I could trust my vendors 100% to carry out my vision.
    blue southern DIY wedding by LH Photography
    blue southern DIY wedding by LH Photography
    The one detail that was probably the most memorable was the glass globe candle chandelier at the ceremony. A friend with a metal workshop whipped up a stainless steel frame for me and I tied individual glass hanging globes with tea lights to the frame.  We hung the chandelier from rope on a tree branch that hung right over Jason and I at the ceremony. I thought it looked great as the sun was setting.

    blue southern DIY wedding by LH Photography
    blue southern DIY wedding by LH Photography
    I would have to say that the attention to detail was my personal mark on the wedding day. I really tried to make everything individual to us from the custom designed programs and menus to the 5 different flavored cakes on antique stands and the DIY glass globe chandelier at the ceremony. I wanted there to be something beautiful and original everywhere you looked, I hope that came across to our guests.
     
    I die over that chandelier!  And the shades of blue and gorgeous florals are pretty fantastic too.  Oh, and take note on that ceremony decor of candles lining the aisle.  A super budget friendly idea and just as beautiful as florals.  Maybe even more beautiful…  What do you think?
    {Vendors} Photography: LH Photography submitted via Two Bright Lights/ Wedding coordinator: Bash Weddings & Events (info@bashsocialevents.com) / Dress: Brides by Demetrious / Hair: Brianna at Lambs Eat Ivy / Cake: It’s a piece of cake by Maggie / Venue: Highland Manor / DJ: Chapman Studios / Wedding Paper Goods: Designs by Siuleth / Florals: Leela Singh (Leelasingh@hotmail.com)

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