Inspiration Shoots

Fall Desert Elopement Inspiration

Wild Love Photography

Today’s shoot abounds with the most breathtaking florals in rich Fall colors that pop against the dramatic desert backdrop. Captured at Enchanted Rock, a hidden gem just outside Austin, the creative team mixed vintage details with boho and rustic charm, to bring together this truly inspiring elopement editorial…..

Fall Boho Vintage Elopement Wedding Inspiration

Photographer Christine Pegany of Wild Love Photography shared these words about the shoot and how it all came together….“It began, as any engagement does, with a ring and a ring box. Finding the perfect ring to match a perfect girl is a hard task but the unique cognac ring is different yet beautiful and it is all the more perfect when presented in a glass ring box. When you’re looking for a grand adventure to showcase how grand your love is an elopement is the obvious choice.

The location is the most important part of any elopement – finding the spot that reflects your personality and sense of adventure. It has to be perfect for your special day and sometimes that location isn’t as far from home as you think. Just outside of Austin you can find the breathtaking Enchanted Rock, the little hidden gem you would never expect. It’s fit with stunning orange rocks and amazing views of the hill country surrounding it.

The vivid colors of the scenery inspired the use of beautiful cognac leather throughout the details. It can be found in little things like the glasses, the suspenders, the luggage tags, but perhaps the perfect way to make it part of their day was the matching hiking boots that matched their sense of adventure and willingness to climb to greatness. The dress with stunning lace details and a beautiful train was perfect for the bride and a fun brown suit topped off with an amazing hat fit the groom perfectly.

The beautiful flowers complimented the scenery perfectly and made the bride look even more stunning without over taking her – it was the perfect bit of color that was needed. The bright oranges and pops of pink make this summer elopement one of a kind. It also comes together with the cakes that were almost too pretty to eat filled with a bouquet of flowers.

All of the details come together to paint a picture of love and beauty. What better way to share their new union with friends and family by sending out an announcement covered in hand drawn flowers and amazing script with just a touch of leather before they fly off on their next adventure with their customized luggage tags and passport covers to hold their tickets for the future.”

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Isn’t it fabulous?? The desert makes such a breathtaking backdrop and I love the colors! A huge thankyou to all the wonderful wedding pros and creatives who came together to create this vision of fall loveliness, but especially to Christine of Wild Love Photography who captured it all so beautifully. If you love Christine’s work and would like to see more you should head to her website at – and don’t forget to find and  follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

For more Fall wedding inspiration you should take a look at this stunning gothic inspired editorial and this breathtakingly romantic styled shoot at Twickenham House – both are just perfect for the season. And this stunning wedding inspiration shoot from Sweden has a similar Fall color palette but a more Scandi style Or if you’re looking for color palette inspiration and love the style of this shoot, then you might love this fresh and beautiful alternative to the traditional fall palette.



Contributors & Credits

Photography – Wild Love Photography || Coordination – Katie Frost Weddings || Floral Design – Copper & Birch || Bridal Designer – Flora & Lane || Veil – Mabadi Bridal || Makeup  – Whitney Alexis || Hair – See Kate Create || Bow Tie – Silas & Sloan || Cufflinks & Watch – Groomsday || Suspenders – No Slip Suspenders || Rentals – Beautiful Event Rentals || Bride’s Ring – Studio 1040 || Groom’s Ring – Wood Wedding Bands || Ring Box – House That Crow Built || Jewelry – Theresa Rose Weddings || Wedding Cake & Confections – Cakes Couture || Calligraphy – Angela Davidson Design || Ribbon – Thistle & Twill || Passport Cover – Bramble and Beene || Whiskey Glasses – Sugarhouse Leather || Models – Kayhla Zeagler & Blake Fountain

Inspiration Boards

Autumn Serenity – Fall Wedding Inspiration in a Palette of Blue & Neutrals

Today’s inspiration board is a beauty, even if I do say so myself! Infused with Serenity – a soft and airy blue Pantone chose for their colour of the year back in 2016, but that is just as heavenly 2 years later – it is a fresh and romantic take on a fall colour palette that would be perfect for an early Autumn wedding…..

Autumn Blue Wedding Inspiration Board

Autumn Blue Wedding Inspiration Board

Bride – KT Merry via SMP || Wedding Stationery – Tara Jones, Photography by Josh Gruetzmacher via Once Wed || Aisle Arch – Moon Canyon Design & Foret Bespoke Floral, Photography by Jose Villa via SMP || Groom’s Shoes – Ryan Ray Photography via SMP || Tablescape – Erich McVey via Magnolia Rouge || Engagement Ring – Paula O’Hara Photography  via SMP || Bridal Bouquet – Butterfly Philosophy, Photography by Leah Kua via SMP

One of my favourite times of year for a wedding – if not for the colours, then the light (so soft and warm) – early Autumn and neutrals are a match made in heaven. Add to that some organic greens, a hint of Serenity blue and soft white blooms for a nod to Summer, and you have a palette with elegant simplicity and ethereal charm.

I love the idea of making the most of that beautiful Autumn light with an outdoor ceremony. Before moving indoors, as the night draws in and the temperature drops, for a relaxed yet elegant reception. Bring the outdoors in with greenery filled floral centrepieces and keep the mood romantic with overhead lighting and candlesticks on the tables.

If you have set your heart on a fall affair but aren’t convinced by this colour palette you will find lots more wedding colours and inspiration boards perfect for Autumn in CVB’s archives! Like this understated and chic board with olde world charm, or this rustic and radiant delight, or for a trio that will take your breath away how about Figs, Garnet & Gold? I think you will love it!



Rustic Vintage Weddings

A Beautiful Fall Wedding in the Mountains of Montana

Rebecca Hollis Photography

After today’s utterly breathtaking wedding, Montana is definitely on my list of must visit places! Rebecca & George’s celebration is a refined and elegant take on rustic, complete with a simple ceremony that lets their surroundings shine, a horse drawn carriage (Montana style) and the most inviting of reception spaces…..

Rustic Modern Vintage Montana Wedding

And if that stunning backdrop isn’t enough of a good reason, beautiful bride Rebecca shared these words about why they chose their venue….  “As a proud Montana native, it was important to me that we marry in the state that I grew up in. George and I spend a lot of time in Montana and have fallen more in love with each other every time that we’ve visited my home state.

We fell for The Ranch at Rock Creek not only because of its obvious beauty, but also because of its integrity in its relationship with the land and the local community. It’s a place that gracefully balances rugged and refined, which reminds me a lot of my husband. The Ranch is also close to my Grandfather, and it was important to me that his journey to the wedding would be easy.

We also wanted to be married in fall—when the leaves and the seasons are visibly changing—so that the style could feel elegant, but rooted in the beauty of season and state. As homage to the history of Montana, we infused Victorian elements and an ethos of the old west.”

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“I travelled to Seattle with my best friend and Maid and Honor, where we met my Mother and Sister in Law. Together, we visited quite a few dress hops but could not find anything that was just right. Finally, at The Dress Theory, my best friend pulled out the designer Johanna Johnson. Her heavy silk and timeless cuts worked so well on me. The moment I knew that I’d found my dress when I wasn’t just thinking about how it looked, but how it visually helped to tell the story of George and me.”

Silk Satin Wedding Dress Bride & Flower Girl

“On our first date, my husband found and gave me a beautiful, tiny little arrowhead. I attached that same arrowhead to my bouquet, along with pearls that my Grandmother had worn on her wedding day.”

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“Darci Greenwood of Greenwood Events went beyond our wildest dreams in pulling together our arrangements. We wanted the florals to be a balance of wild and polished—reflecting a rich fall palette and neutral tones while still having bits of contrast. Not an easy feat, but they were absolutely perfect.”

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“The most memorable moment is walking down the aisle with my father at my side and staring at my future husband. I will never forget that moment.”

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The couple were whisked away, wild-west style, in a vintage horse drawn carriage for their portraits, whilst guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn back at The Ranch at Rock Creek.

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And if this beautiful venue hasn’t taken your breath away yet, take a peek at their reception – I have never seen a rustic venue look so elegant, warm and welcoming….

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Words of Wedding Wisdom from the Bride….

“Don’t worry about if everyone else is having a good time—they are!— focus on enjoying every moment you can with your new spouse, surrounded by the love and celebration of your closest family and friends.”

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Many, many congratulations to Rebecca & George, and a huge thankyou to them and their photographer Rebecca Hollis Photography for capturing it so flawlessly and allowing me to share their day with you here on Chic Vintage Brides. To see more of Rebecca’s work take a peek at this super romantic Winter wedding editorial against a snowy backdrop and be sure to head across to her website You can also find and follow her on FacebookInstagram & Pinterest.

If you love the fall colors and rustic charm of Rebecca & George’s wedding, you might want to see Stephanie & Michael’s boho-vintage Dairyland wedding, and Sara & Daniel’s DIY filled Fall affair, oh and Amanda & Ryan’s Ghost Ranch wedding must NOT be missed! Or if its the majestic backdrop that has you swooning, you should take a peek at this Legends of the Fall inspired editorial.



Contributors & Credits

Photography – Rebecca Hollis Photography || Venue, Catering & Wedding Cake – The Ranch at Rock Creek || Floral Design – Greenwood Events || Stationery- Yonder Design || Stationery – Cast Calligraphy || Wedding Dress – Johanna Johnson || Bridal Boutique – The Dress Theory || Wedding Planner – Adrianna Thorne of Martinibird || Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo || Hair & Make-up – Indulgence || Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Ghost London || Band – Montana Rose || Groom’s Attire – Bespoke

Inspiration Shoots

Modern-Vintage Garden Wedding Inspiration from Greece


Taking a little break from the dark, rich fall inspiration I’ve been sharing of late, with this hark back to Summer. Captured as part of a film photography workshop hosted on the island of Spetses by Justine Milton and Les Anagnou, it is a floral-filled affair full of timeless elegance and olde world romance in the prettiest palette of pastels….

Modern Vintage Wedding Inspiration from Greece

Spetses “The island of perfumes”, as it was named by the Venetians, is a beautiful, car-free island with wonderful sandy beaches and secluded bays. The venue is a historic Greek villa, situated right in the heart of Spetses’ winding old neighborhoods.

Against this stunning backdrop the workshop hosts, Justine Milton and Les Anagnou, put together a dreamy, romantic wedding editorial with lush orange and peach blossoms.

The model bride, Olga, wore a beautiful Samuelle Couture gown from Spina bridal, with timeless hair and makeup by Frantzeska Koukoula, and carried a lush bouquet made by workshop florist, Jim Labrako.

A beautiful ceremony was set up inside the villa, a dreamy cake, and a lush and romantic tablescape on the villa’s patio. With such heavenly sunshine streaming through the citrus and olive trees, the photographs truly shine so sit back and soak in every inspiring detail…..

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Isn’t it just heavenly?? A big thankyou to the whole team, listed below, who came together to create this vision of timeless romance, and especially to photographers and workshop hosts Justine Milton and Les AnagnouIf you love Justine’s style of fine art photography and would like to see more of her work pop and take a peek at this Spring greenery garden wedding inspiration before heading over to her website at Oh and don’t forget to find and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

Now if this floral affair has you dreaming of a garden wedding of your own, you might want to take a look at this heavenly Lavender farm wedding editorial, or this ethereal fine art editorial is utterly breathtaking – with its focus on bridal style. You may also love this romantic garden wedding inspiration at Houston Oaks, and this fabulous farm to table wedding inspiration is lush.



Photographer & Workshop Host – Milton Photography || Workshop Host & Photographer – Les Anagnou Photographers || Wedding Planner – Think Happy Events || Wedding  Dress – Samuelle Couture || Floral Design – Jim Labrako || Hair & Make-up – Frantzeska Koukoula || Stationery – Paper  Ocelot || Candles – Yummi Candles || Wedding Cake – Pavlov’s Lab || Stationery – Atelier Invitations || Groom’s Attire – Christakis Athens || Furniture – Zazoo Event Rentals || Rentals – White Lilac Rentals || Ring Box – Lace Byrd || Ring – Providence Vintage Jewelry || Veil – Noon on the Moon Bridal || Ribbons & Silks – Song Bird Silk

Bridal Fashion

24 Chic & Cosy Cover Ups for Brides


As a Winter bride myself I may be slightly biased, but I don’t believe there is a better season to get married: beautiful light, the prettiest palettes, snowy backdrops and long nights for celebrations to continue into…. Having said that of course they aren’t without their challenges, and staying warm yet elegant in falling temperatures is one of them – no one wants blue noses or goosebumps ruining their wedding photos! So with this in mind, I thought I would round up some beautiful ways you can keep cosy on your big day, whilst remaining chic.

24 Bridal Capes, Tops & Cover Ups
24 Chic & Cosy Bridal Cover Ups

24 Chic Bridal Cover Ups

And I know its not just Fall & Winter brides who may choose to add a cover up to your wedding day ensemble, perhaps you’re having a church wedding and want something more modest for the ceremony, or maybe you want to create two different looks for your day without the expense of a second wedding dress. Whatever your reason, style and budget, there is a cover up for you here….

Chic & Sheer Cover Ups

If you’re looking for a real style statement, I don’t think anything could top this lace yoke bridal cape….

Vincent Lace Yolk Bridal Cape

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Lace Bridal Capelet

Lace Bridal CapeletDavie & Chiyo

Or this flower adorned top has a real mid-century feel….

Jenny Yoo Gigi Bridal Topper

Gigi TopperJenny Yoo on Nordstrom

Cathedral Tulle Bridal Cape

Devon Tulle Bridal CapeNoon on the Moon

Floral Bridal Capelet

Floral Bridal CapeletDavie & Chiyo

Long Sleeve Lace Bridal Top

Vintage Lace Bridal TopJurgita Bridal

Tulle Bridal Cape

Tulle Bridal CapeFloral Jewellery

Lace Bridal Topper

Lace Bridal TopperGirl & a Serious Dream

Beaded Bridal Capelet

Beaded Bridal CapeletDavie & Chiyo

For the boho bride, how about this beautiful fringed kimono?…..

Fringed Bridal Kimono

Embroidered Fringed KimonoRebecca Shoneveld

Or if you prefer sparkles to fringing this capelet may catch your eye…..

Beaded Bridal Coverup

Beaded Bridal CoverupSibo Designs

For something worthy of a princess, this regal lace topper couldn’t be any more regal…..

Long Sleeve Bridal Topper

Wales Lace TopperWatters on Nordstrom

But if boho is more your vibe then this lace top is a beauty…..

Boho Lace Bridal Top

Boho Lace Bridal TopJurgita Bridal

Jenny Yoo Fiona Bridal Topper

Fiona Pearl Bridal TopperJenny Yoo on Nordstrom

Lace Edged Bridal Cape

Embroidered Lace Bridal CapeAlice & Mae Bridal


Cosy Cover Ups for Cooler Temperatures

Feathers are elegant and fun, and paired with a silk satin gown looks Gatsby-esque glam!

Feather Bridal Shrug

Rosemary Shrug (also available in Blush!) – BHDLN

Hooded Bridal Coat

Hooded Bridal CoatA N Lace Studio

Faux Fur Wrap

Faux Fur WrapDavie & Chiyo

Or for a more rustic wedding… imagine toasting smores over a fire wrapped in this cosy crochet shawl!

Rustic Wedding Crochet Bridal Shawl

Rustic Crochet Bridal ShawlMODA Crochet

Faux Fur Bridal Cape

Belmont Cape – BHDLN

Faux Fur Bridal Wrap

Faur Fur Bridal Wrap – Sartoria Lo Mele

Lace Embroidered Bridal Cape

Lace Embroidered Bridal Cape – A N Lace Studio

Peony Lace Bridal Top

Peony Lace Bridal TopJurgita Bridal

Or you could channel your inner Princess Kate with this super soft cashmere bridal cardi….

Cashmere Wrap Bridal Cardi

Angelina WrapBHDLN

Aren’t they lovely? And guaranteed to to fight off the chill and still keep you looking chic!



Inspiration Shoots

Stunning Scandinavian Fall Wedding Inspiration


Even though here in New Zealand we are welcoming Spring, I am loving all the Autumnal colors and inspiration I am seeing around the wedding world at the moment. And today I am sharing something utterly fitting for the season, yet a little different. All the way from Sweden, it is a Scandinavian take on a Fall wedding and I absolutely love it – I think you will too!

Scandinavian Fall Hygge Wedding Inspiration

Scandinavian Fall Hygge Wedding Inspiration

This gorgeous editorial, impeccably captured by Emma Ivarsson, exudes a relaxed coziness and rustic charm that epitomises the Scandinavian style we have come to know (who else here is obsessed with the notion of Hygge?? Yep, me too!) and love. It is contemporary yet with a definite sense of old world romance, thanks to the calligraphy invitation and the bride & groom’s stylish attire. The stunning venue, the Pukeberg Glass Factory, offered a minimalist, loft-like space that was the perfect blank canvas for antique rugs, organic floral arrangements and a beautifully lit ceremony for an intimate vow exchange. Before celebrations continued on a rustic farm style table, decorated with lush wild greenery, dramatic black place settings, colored glassware, and brass candlesticks. It is a table I think any guest would feel lucky to sit at. So sit back and

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Isn’t it just gorgeous?? A big thankyou to the whole creative team who came together to bring this vision of a Fall wedding together, and especially to photographer Emma Ivarsson for capturing it so perfectly – and for allowing me to share it with you here. If you love Emma’s fabulous style of photography and would like to see more of her work, pop over to her website at, and be sure to find and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

For more Fall wedding inspiration you should take a look at this stunning gothic inspired editorial and this breathtakingly romantic styled shoot at Twickenham House – both are just perfect for the season. Or if you’re looking for color palette inspiration and love the style of this shoot, then you might love this fresh and beautiful alternative to the traditional fall palette. If its the exquisite fine art style of photography that has you swooning, you might want to see this creative rustic Legends of the Fall inspired wedding editorial!



Contributors & Credits

Photography – Fotograf Emma Ivarsson || Event Planning – Perfectly Yours || Venue – Pukeberg Glass Factory (Café Hos Oss) || Floral Design – Blomsterboden Eksjö || Stationery – Miss Papperista || Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Klipp & Hudstugan || Wedding Dress – Rembo Styling || Bridal Accessories – Valdi Smycken || Groom’s Apparel – Grattes || Models – Olivia and Filip

Inspiration Shoots

Romantic & Rustic Barn Wedding Inspiration with Mid-Century Modern Details


The inspiration for this summer-into-fall wedding inspiration shoot was the new rustic barn venue, The Barn at Wagon Wheel Farm. But rather than the traditional rustic farm details, the creative team of local vendors from Chicago and southern Wisconsin, juxtaposed the setting with mid-century modern flair, to create something unexpected yet contemporary and utterly charming….

Yellow Rustic Vintage Barn Wedding Inspiration

Here’s the lady behind the lens Lisa Kathan with these words about how it all came together…. “This incredible wedding day inspiration by Elliestyled was featured at The Barn at Wagon Wheel Farm , which opened in July 2018. This family farm in Burlington, Wisconsin, is completely rustic in its aesthetic, including a large barn for receptions; an original mid-1800’s farm house for the bride to get ready; a perfect long porch for wedding day brunches; a beautifully textured Milk Parlor, which we featured as a ceremony space; and something we’ve rarely seen, a small barn dedicated for the groom and his men! What makes this property so special are the owners, Chelsea and James, who’ve taken special care to upgrade their family’s farm with modern amenities while keeping the pastoral charm, even designing a stunning winding staircase built into the silo of the barn.

The dynamic floral palette evokes a sun-drenched and bohemian nostalgia, perfect for a Midwest autumn wedding. The shoot was built around the playfully sophisticated ochre and mustard tones of hand-died silk ribbons with Ranunculus, Dahlia, Kangaroo Paws and Pincushion Protea, and anchored by an unfettered flat willow branch. The color story included Berzelia Brunia, Leucadendron, Kale, and Eucalyptus pods and softened by the creamy whites of the papery Poppy and cloud-like Dahlia.

We took advantage of the beautiful spaces and light to tell a romantic and stylish wedding day story with incredible details: gorgeous letterpress invitations, “his and her” vow books; an eclectic groom’s space; a perfectly unique ceremony backdrop for the intimate ceremony; and a chic, mid-mod cocktail hour hosted by the couple in the rustic barn.”

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Isn’t it just lovely?? And I couldn’t agree more with Lisa about the venue, it is incredible! Huge and heartfelt thankyou to the whole team who lent their talents to create this inspiration for you. But especially to photographer Lisa Kathan Photography who captured it all so perfectly. If you love her style of photography and would like to see more of her work do pop and take a peek at her website, and be sure to find and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

And if you’re loving this vintage take on rustic, you will love this stunning greenery filled editorial from Greece, or this rich and rustic affair at a Winery. Or if it is real weddings you are looking for then you might like AJ & Kristen’s relaxed DIY celebration at Jack’s Barn and Sara & Daniel’s romantic fall affair is a must see – it has the most stunning greenhouse reception!! And I hope you didn’t miss Annie & Hayden’s rustic wedding with black tie elegance.



Contributors & Credits

Photography – Lisa Kathan Photography || Event Styling – Elliestyled || Venue – The Barn at Wagon Wheel Farm || Bridal Fashion – Honey Bridal || Hair – Hair by Jules || Makeup – Yours Truly Hair and Makeup || Groom’s Attire – Formally Modern || Vintage Rentals – Forever Birdy || Floral Design – Floral Alchemy || Ceremony Backdrop – Black Candy Design || Letterpress Invites – Fiore Press || Calligraphy + Ribbons – Bien Fait Calligraphy || Tabletop – Festive Frog || Ceremony Chairs – Hall’s Rental || Food – Caputo Cheese Market || Linens – BBJ Linen || Models – Robbie + Ryan

Inspiration Boards

Spring Mist – Dreamy Wedding Inspiration in a Soft Palette of Blue & Grey

I know its a little out of season for many of you, but I am more than a little head over heels with today’s Spring wedding inspiration board! The soft colour palette was inspired by the light mist that lingers of a morning to tell you it is going to be a glorious day. Ethereal shades of blue and grey combine to create a look that is understated, elegant and utterly timeless….. it is quite simply my idea of heaven!

Spring Mist - Blue & Grey Wedding Inspiration Board

Spring Mist - Dreamy Blue & Grey Wedding Inspiration

Bride & Bridesmaids – When He Found Her via Wedding Sparrow || Engagement Ring – Abigail Bobo Photography via Wedding Sparrow || Wedding Stationery – Charley Paper Company, Photography by Lucy Munoz Photography via Bajan Wed on Aisle Society || Boutonnieres – Cosa Projects, Photography by Angga Permian & Voir Pictures via Wedding Sparrow || Wedding Place Setting – Clary Pfeiffer Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings || Bridal Shoes –  J. Layne Photography via Style Me Pretty || Groom – Jeremiah & Rachel Photography via Magnolia Rouge

Whilst I had Spring in mind when creating this inspiration board, it is a palette that would look just as pretty – as well as nice and cool – for a Summer wedding. Whichever season you choose though, think an outdoor celebration lush with greenery and fragrant seasonal blooms – peonies and freesias for Spring or roses and ranunculus for Summer.

I imagined an intimate, backyard celebration with a ceremony beneath the shade of a tree and farmhouse seating under twinkling lights as the sun sets. But for a larger affair choose somewhere like a country estate or local gardens with expansive grounds and maybe room for a marquee in case of showers – its also wise to have a backup plan for if it rains!

Keep metallic accents silver and glassware white for a crisp, clean look to your tables and decor. And I  absolutely love the idea of a choosing something other than the conventional black or navy for the groom and groomsmen. A light grey suit for warmer weather, or more charcoal grey for early Spring. Or of course you could choose a mixture of the two for a more relaxed mismatched look – its not only for bridesmaids you know!

It’s just divine, don’t you think? If you’re head over heels with these soft and pretty shades, and you would like to see more wedding colours and inspiration boards you might like to see this ethereal beauty with a hint of yellow, or this elegant inspiration board in soft greys and green and this black tie garden affair! Or for something a little more feminine, this romance-fest in rose quartz and serenity blue. Oh and for more color palettes perfect for Spring take a peek at these 10 pretty Spring wedding colour ideas!



Rustic Vintage Weddings

A Rustic-Vintage Wedding with Black Tie Elegance


Today’s wedding takes place at the wonderful Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine; with an outdoor ceremony in the woods and a refined marquee reception. I am utterly head over heels in love with the elegant style of the happy couple Annie & Hayden (let’s just say, you can tell these two work in fashion!), their black tie, formal attire adds a surprising hint of glamour to their otherwise rustic celebration…… Oh and did I mention their love story could have come straight from the script of a Hollywood romance??

A Woodland Wedding with Black Tie Elegance

Bride Annie, shared their love story with us…. “I met Hayden on the first day of my sophomore year of college. A few weeks later, he gave me a note that said, “Will you be my girlfriend?” with check boxes for “Yes,” “No,” and “Maybe” below. The answer was easy. After 3 years of long distance, 5 cities, 2 countries, and 6 apartments, we decided it was about time we got married! Hayden proposed on our 7-year anniversary at our favorite restaurant, Fish & Game, in Hudson, New York. He couldn’t wait until dinner to propose, so he popped the question at the restaurant bar. Once again, I said, “Yes.”

Annie and her family have been holidaying in Kennebunkport every summer for years, with Hayden of course joining them after they met. So when the two of them got engaged, they thought it would be the perfect place to celebrate! They planned to visit numerous potential venues, but knew they had found the one as soon as they saw Hidden Pond – and I don’t blame them! It really is the most beautiful location with grounds and buildings perfect for every part of the day….

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“I worked with Rebecca Schoneveld to design a wedding dress that pulled together the woodsy yet elegant vibes.”

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“Hayden had his tailor, Nita Fashions, create a burgundy tux jacket that worked perfectly with the touches of deep red we incorporated throughout the wedding.”

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“We really wanted to keep our ceremony short and sweet, so we worked closely with our officiant, Julie Draper, to focus on just the most important things to us. She went above and beyond to deliver such a touching, personal, and memorable ceremony. She had everyone laughing and crying, and our guests still come up to us to tell us how special it was.”

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“We had dinner in a tent behind the barn, under the stars with all the people who matter most to us. As we ate, our family and friends gave beautiful toasts. Our guests still tell us how the blend of the tall trees, formal gowns and tuxes, twinkling candle light, and stunning flowers made the whole night feel magical.”

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Words of wedding wisdom from the bride…

“Enjoy the process (as much as you can!) and do what feels right to you. Have fun working together as a team, and don’t forget to take time out for yourselves during the planning process to unwind and think about something other than planning. It all goes by faster than you think!”

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“Hayden is well known for his epic dancing skills, so our guests were looking forward to it all night (and probably, year). He did not disappoint, and I just tried to keep up. We spent several weeks building our perfect playlist with our DJ, so it was a blast to hear our favorite songs play and dance the night away with our family and closest friends. The dance floor was packed all night long!”

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As always heartfelt congratulations and a big thankyou to the happy couple, Annie & Hayden, for allowing me to share their day and to their photographer Lindsay Hackney  for capturing every spectacular moment so perfectly! If, like me, you are completely in love with Lindsay’s rich and relaxed style of photography be sure to pop over to her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Or for a closer look into this gorgeous, take a peek at this short video OTD Collective pulled together…..

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If you love the rustic vintage charm of Annie & Hayden’s wedding, you will definitely want to see Sara & Daniel’s fall celebration with its greenhouse reception and Stephanie & Michael’s boho-vintage Dairyland wedding (they had dwarf goat ring bearers!) Oh and Bri & Tim’s boho vintage garden wedding must NOT be missed!



Photography – Lindsay Hackney Photography || Venue – Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA || Planning – Lana Wescott Events (Day of Coordination) || Floral Design – Minka Flowers // Wedding Dress – Rebecca Schoneveld || Bridal Boutique – Schone Bride || Bride’s Shoes – Stuart Weitzman || Wedding Rings – Ferrigini Designs || Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Reformation || Groom’s Attire – Tux from Nita Fashions & Bowtie from Tom Ford || Groom’s Shoes – Gucci || Videography – OTD Collective || Stationery & Calligraphy – Bonomo Paper Co. || Catering – Earth at Hidden Pond || Wedding Cake – Earth at Hidden Pond || Tabletop Rentals – Be Our Guest || Furniture Rentals – A Family Affair of Maine || Tent – Tent from Sperry Tents || Music – The Music Man DJ Service || Officiant – Julie Draper || Photo booth – TapSnap || Bride’s Reception Dress – Fame and Partners || Bride’s Leather Jacket – Janine Doherty Designs

Wedding DIY

Flower Crown DIY – 4 Easy Steps to a Beautiful Flower Crown


I have long thought flower crowns the most chic and romantic way to complete an ensemble for a wedding – be it for the bride, bridesmaids or flower girls. And when it comes to making a flower crown that is both pretty and fragrant, and that reflects the beauty of the season you’ve chosen to get married in, fresh flowers are the best option! And thanks to the lovely people over at Pro Flowers creating your own flower crown couldn’t be any simpler – there are just 4 easy steps!

DIY Flower Crown

Flower Crown DIY 4 Easy Steps


“A DIY flower crown is easy to make and easy to maintain. Our step-by-step guide will show you how to make flower crowns to wear or give away as a gift! Before you get started on this flower crown DIY, take a look at what materials you’ll need.”

Flower Crown Materials

Flower Crown DIY - Materials

  • Floral tape – Floral tape is best for wrapping fresh flowers together. This tape can easily blend in with your blooms and greens since it comes in shades of green, brown and other natural colors.
  • Scissors – Keep a sharp pair of scissors handy to cut your flowers, wires and tape.
  • Craft wire – A roll of craft wire is easier to work with than pre-cut wires because you can measure the wire for your crown to the exact measurement of your head. You will use this to tie flowers to your crown.
  • Wire – This wire is sometimes referred to as pliable twine, grapevine wire or vine wire. This is used as a comfy base for your crown.
  • Flowers and greenery – Cut stems to about 2 to 3 inches to make assembly easy. Get a mix of statement and filler flowers to vary your textures and design.

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Pro Tip: Different flowers create a different feel and look for your crown! Large statement flowers are bold choices for people who love the spotlight. Crowns with mainly small filler flowers are great for a more delicate look. Get creative and have fun finding what combination of florals and greenery works best for you! Once you have your favorites picked out, you can get started with making your very own flower crown.


DIY Flower Crown Directions

Flower Crown DIY Step 1

Step 1: Shape the wire to your desired size.

Take the wire and wrap it around your head to find your best fit. Leave about a ½ inch of wiggle room and cut off the excess wire. Secure the ends with floral tape.

Pro Tip: If you’re planning to wear this for a special event like a wedding, measure your flower crown with your desired hairstyle. Your crown will fit differently depending on how you style your hair.


Flower Crown DIY Step 2

Step 2: Wrap greenery around the base of the crown.

Use the floral tape to affix the greenery’s stems to the floral wire. Your choice of greenery depends on the type of crown you want to create. Subtle greenery like myrtle and ivy are great for a more delicate look. Fuller greens like leather leaf and dusty miller are better choices for fuller crowns.

Pro Tip: If you want a crown with a focus on florals, you can skip this step and add more flowers! Check out our styling inspiration below to see all of the different ways you can style your crown.


Flower Crown DIY Step 3

Step 3: Create mini-flower bunches to prepare your crown.

Start by selecting three blooms and wrapping the stems together with floral tape. Wrap the floral tape from the base of the bloom to the bottom of the stem to make sure it’s secure.

Combine your statement flowers with a couple filler flowers if you want a balanced look. After making about eight bunches, you can start affixing your bunches to your crown.


Flower Crown DIY Step 4

Step 4: Attach your flower bunches to crown.

Grab your first flower bunch and fasten the stems to your crown with craft wire or floral tape. Layer more blooms over the stems to create a seamless floral look. Attach the flowers in one direction facing outwards for the blooms to stand out. Continue to layer your flowers until you’re satisfied with your crown!

You can create a focal point by affixing a few statement flower bunches towards the front or side of your crown and filling out the rest with filler flowers.

Flower Crown Finished

Pro Tip: Store your crown in the fridge to keep it fresh.

You can make your crown a couple days in advance if you leave it in the fridge. It’s best to put it in there soon after you make it! Place your crown in a safe spot in your fridge so it won’t get squished. Spray it with water when you’re ready to wear to refresh the blooms.


Flower Crown DIY Step 5

Wear your flower crown and look and feel beautiful!

“Flower crowns are a great accessory for any season. Spring is a great time to create a light and bright crown to complement the fresh spring flowers. Fall is perfect for showing off rich fall colors and incorporating more natural elements into your crown. Your options are endless thanks to the wide variety of flowers and foliage available year-round.”

Now that you have your DIY flower crown basics down, check out all of these unique designs to get inspired for your perfect flower crown!

Lush Rose & Greenery Flower Crown

Lush Rose Flower Crown – Krystle Akin Photography

Fall Bridal Flower Crown

Orchid & Fir Flower Crown –  Jordan Voth Photography

Vibrant Bridal Flower Crown

Vibrant Bridal Flower Crown – Bless Photography

Jasmin Flower Girl Flower Crown

Jasmin Flower Girl Flower Crown – Doloris Petunia

Asymmetric Bridal Flower Crown

Asymmetric Flower Crown – Anna Kardos Photography

Flower Girl Flower Crown

Flower Girl Flower Crown – Austin Gros Photography

Spring Blossom Flower Crown

Spring Blossom Flower Crown – Jen Fariello Photography

Cascading Bridal Flower Crown

Cascading Flower Crown – Kurtz Orpia Photography

Simple Greenery Flower Crown

Simple Greenery Flower Crown – Heather Waraksa Photography

Oh and here’s a quick video (just 1 minute long!) recapping the 4 simple steps to creating a flower crown of your own….

Or if you love the idea of a flower crown but don’t fancy DIYing one, how about buying one of these ready made beauties….

Greenery Flower Crown

Greenery Flower Crown – Love Pretty Sparkle

Ombre Bridal Flower Crown

Ombre Flower Crown

Lush Green & Pale Pink Bridal Flower Crown

Blush & Green Flower Crown

Or for something with more vintage appeal, this Preserved Babys Breath Flower Crown….

Babies Breath Bridal Flower Crown

Dried Flower Bridal Crown

Or with holiday season fast approaching, how about this Christmas flower crown….

Christmas Flower Crown

Christmas Flower Crown – Innocent Chaos (who even sells the complete DIY kits!)

A big thankyou to Pro Flowers for sharing this delightful DIY with us! For more DIY projects, including a delicious donut wall tutorial, be sure to take a peek in CVB’s archives here. Or pop across to Pinterest for the best Wedding DIY finds from around the web.