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    {Styled Shoot} Rooftop Modern Silhouette New York City Wedding

    lovely bride in this modern wedding inspiration shoot | roey mizrahi events and amber gress photography

    It seems funny to call a city wedding a breath of fresh air, but today’s rooftop modern wedding shoot is just that. While I love a rustic barn wedding as much as most of you do, I also love to see something different. And I love mixing styles and ideas too, and this wedding has vintage touches using silhouettes throughout but combined them with an urban setting and did it all in a modern way.  And you’re going to die over this laser cut ceremony canopy! Read More »

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    {Real Wedding} Nathalie & JJ: Modern & Quirky DIY Wedding at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum

    modern natural history museum wedding | jennifer roper There is so much I love about today’s incredibly unique wedding.  It’s the perfect blend of quirky and elegant: the venue, the bride’s gorgeous emerald gown, the personality infused in every detail.  But what I love most are the bride’s own words about how the couple made their day THEM. Read More »

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    {Styled Shoot} Modernly Chic Palm Springs Wedding from Something Events

    modern palm springs wedding

    Today’s shoot is perfectly timed with the launch of our new look. It is a breath of fresh air in styled shoots, with it’s funky modern style, chic color palette , and DIY inspiration. Plus, it totally matches the new Oh Lovely Day!  I love the pops of color, the quirky touches, and the chic style. The succulents, the chevron, the color…oh my!

    modern palm springs wedding shoot | Something Eventsmodern palm springs wedding shoot | Something Eventsmodern palm springs wedding shoot | Something Eventsmodern palm springs wedding shoot | Something Events
    modern palm springs wedding

    modern palm springs wedding

    Don’t you love this!? It is such lovely wedding inspiration, and could be so perfect for a bridal shower or baby shower too.  Such a lovely and simple shoot with lots of pretty details to inspire you. And how fun are those flamingo cake toppers? What’s your favorite detail? Be sure to check out the gallery for even more from this shoot!


    {vendors} Event planning, styling, & design (along with florals, cake, and all DIY) from Something Events / stationery by Renee Nicole Design / Photography by Jon Warren / cocktail table, cake stand, and cake toppers by Reclaimed

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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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    {It’s in the Details} 5 Fab Ceremony Backdrop Ideas

    If you’re not getting married in a church or location with a fabulous view, you may want to DIY a wedding ceremony backdrop to pull together your ceremony space and jazz up your I DO’s, not to mention your photos. Here are 5 great ideas for a wedding ceremony backdrop:

    {Backdrop for a DIY Wedding}
    5 Fab Ceremony Backdrop Ideas | Oh Lovely Day
    Fun, whimsical, and totally DIY, a pinwheel backdrop is perfect for you brides having a DIY wedding with lots of handmade touches.
    {Backdrop for the Personal Wedding}
    5 Fab Ceremony Backdrop Ideas | Oh Lovely Day
    What could be more personal than sharing your wedding vows or a special reading, note, etc. on your wedding ceremony backdrop?  This idea includes an aisle runner too, which ties the whole thing together.  You’d need very minimal ceremony decor with this jawdropping backdrop.
    {Backdrop for the Modern Wedding}
    5 Fab Ceremony Backdrop Ideas | Oh Lovely Day
    This backdrop of stacked blocks decorated in geometric shapes and cool colors is perfect for a both an outdoor or indoor modern wedding.  Add some rugs for the wedding party to stand on and you’re all set.
    {Backdrop for the Cool Wedding}
    5 Fab Ceremony Backdrop Ideas | Oh Lovely Day
    This one is perfect for artists, hipsters, creatives, or the couple that has a lot of hands on help.  Because those cranes would take forever, so unless you’re super talented with loads of time on your hands, you’re going to need hired help on this one.  But I love the tiny paper cranes against the dark fabric background, don’t you?
    {Backdrop for the Classic Wedding}
    5 Fab Ceremony Backdrop Ideas | Oh Lovely Day

    Are your wedding tastes more of the classic variety, but you still want to add a little touch of personality to your day?  A sweet sign, banner, or saying hung above you during the ceremony is the perfect touch.

    Which is your ceremony backdrop style?  Any ideas you’d like to add to the list?

    PS- if you like ribbons, check out these ribbon backdrop ideas.

    {photo credits} pinwheel backdrop from louisa bailey / vows backdrop and runner by tammy horton photography via style me pretty / modern backdrop by jesi haack design and jose villa via 100 layer cake / paper crane backdrop by altmix photography via ruffled / classic sign backdrop by yvonne wong via green wedding shoes

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