Gorgeous Ojai Valley Inn Barn Wedding by sun-dance photography

Today’s wedding is such a beautiful, romantic, chic affair that takes your typical rustic “barn wedding” to a whole new level. I’m talking a swoon-worthy dress. Drop dead gorgeous bride. Dreamy images by sun-dance photography and a pretty pastel palette. All set against an awesome red barn backdrop at Ojai Valley Inn. Fascinated?  No problem. You can see every last love-filled moment right here.

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Photographer:  sun-dance photography // Reception Venue: Ojai Valley Inn // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

{Bouquet Inspiration} Romantic Rose and Feather Bouquet

I have some more amazing bouquet inspiration for you today, especially for the romantic style of bride. With plump blooms in muted warm tones, wide silk ribbons and an antique brooch, this romantic rose and feather bouquet recreates the look and ambiance of an bygone era. Think of a European Summer evening with gentle warm breezes and a beautiful rustic villa bathed in soft light. Superb antique furnishings and fine silver tableware; vintage furs and shimmering jewels; elegant attire and classical music….and you can guarantee this gorgeous bouquet fits right in!

Rose and Feather Bouquet

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Floral Design NLC Productions / Photography: Mark Brooke Photography via Style Me Pretty

Vintage Inspired Navy & Cream Wedding by Nicole Chatham Photography Part 2

We’re back with Part 2 of this gorgeous vintage inspired wedding from Nicole Chatham Photography in Austin Texas. With plenty of pretty personalized details, a gorgeous Manor venue and stylish navy and cream decor, it is brimming with sweetness, style and a dash of rustic glam for good measure. Earlier we shared the beautiful ceremony in Part 1, and now we continue with the gorgeous wedding reception with it’s rustic touches and southern hospitality.

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Bride Kirsten shares the details:

Wedding Cake

Barr Mansion takes care of the catering and wedding cakes. They use all organic and local ingredients. We chose a chocolate stout cake with berries between the layers and vanilla buttercream frosting. The groom’s cake was cheesecake (Aaron’s favorite) in the shape of a Maltese cross. Waterford blue champagne glasses my mother gifted us also graced the cake table.

Wedding Favors

For wedding favors we decided to design koozies to keep our guest’s beer or soft drink cold. I wanted to keep the wedding simple, and cute with personal touches everywhere.

DIY Details

We made the chalkboard menu out of a vintage painting my mother found in an antique store. We just added a little chalkboard paint and tender loving care. Additionally, we made the reserved signs for the tables, the ‘Mr and Mrs’ signs for the back of our reception chairs, and a “happily ever after starts here” sign the guests viewed as they entered the manor’s property. We decided to purchase an envelope guest book and asked our guests to leave us a note to read on our first anniversary. It was custom designed with a map of Texas, specifically the Austin area, on the cover. Aaron and I framed pictures of us as children to add to the guest book table, along with pictures of immediate family who are no longer with us.

Favourite Wedding Moments:

I had two favorite moments. The first was our first look, it was so much fun and at the same time so emotional. I am glad I stuck with my guns and forbid Aaron from seeing me before the wedding. My other favorite moment was walking down the aisle with my father, and taking in all the love, support, family, and friends that were there to celebrate with us.

Miss Part 1? See the sweet ceremony and more southern wedding charm here

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Pictures: Nicole Chatham Photography/Venue & Catering: Barr Mansion / Florist: Stems Floral Design /Cakes: Barr Mansion / Band: Bryan Smith Band / Hair: Mary Kelly with Salon Keriz’ma / Makeup Kourtney Esch with Salon Keriz’ma / Wedding Gown: Signature Bridal / Bride’s Earrings: Tejani / Bridemaid’s Dresses: Lulu Kate from Bella Bridesmaid / Groomsmen Attire: Al’s Formal Wear

Vintage Inspired Navy & Cream Wedding by Nicole Chatham Photography Part 1

This little vintage inspired gem is all kinds of pretty – with a touch of rustic glam to boot! With it’s perfect navy and cream palette, pretty vintage details and beautiful bridesmaids in navy silk and cowboy boots, it’s a southern wedding which  seamlessly combines all the classic elements this gorgeous couple loves. Sent to us by the wonderful Nicole Chatham Photography, this Austin affair is all about gorgeous Texas flair in a dreamy southern way. Plus, we have much more of this lovely vintage soiree to follow, so tune in later for part 2…

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Bride Kirsten shares with us the details:

Wedding Theme & Location

Aaron and I wanted a laid back vintage wedding with a Texas flair. He is a ninth generation Texan and a firefighter for the City of New Braunfels. And I am an attorney in Austin. We both have a very traditional and classic style and found that Barr Mansion’s organic and vintage feel made for a perfect venue. We envisioned transforming the beautiful glass artisan ballroom into a warm and charming environment for both our ceremony and reception. 

Color Palette & Flowers

After searching through many Southern wedding magazines, we decided that navy and cream would be our color palette. After meeting with Stems Floral Design I was able to further define the vision with blue and cream hydrangeas as the main flowers. We also utilized ivory roses, lavender roses, and ivory lilies.

Wedding Dresses & Bouquet

My wedding gown was Simone Carvalli. It was the fifth dress I tried on. I fell in love with it immediately, and purchased it within 45 minutes of trying on my first wedding dress. The brooch on my bouquet belonged to my grandmother. The bridesmaids wore navy silk dupioni LulaKate Zoey dresses along with cowboy boots.

Coming up next: more pretty details and the gorgeous wedding reception …

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Pictures: Nicole Chatham Photography/Venue & Catering: Barr Mansion / Florist: Stems Floral Design /Cakes: Barr Mansion / Band: Bryan Smith Band / Hair: Mary Kelly with Salon Keriz’ma / Makeup Kourtney Esch with Salon Keriz’ma / Wedding Gown: Signature Bridal / Bride’s Earrings: Tejani / Bridemaid’s Dresses: Lulu Kate from Bella Bridesmaid / Groomsmen Attire: Al’s Formal Wear

{Cake Inspiration} White and Grey Lace Wedding Cake

Be inspired by this beautiful 4 tier square white wedding cake decorated with a delicate grey lace doily feature and large white bloom. I think this gorgeous creation would look amazing for a rustic glam or vintage inspired wedding cake! In fact, the design is so gorgeous you could style your whole wedding on this look!

White and Grey Lace Wedding Cake

 Cake Designer: Sweet & Saucy Shop