Behind the Design: Rustic Military Wedding

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

We’re closing the week with a “Behind the Design” that celebrates a rustic military wedding wedding. Setting the tone for today’s inspiration is Rustic Military, a Foldover Pocket Wedding Invitation design that features iconic military symbols in a rugged and unique way. Here’s graphic designer, Megan, to tell us about her design and the inspiration behind it.

“Weddings blend two personalities together and often times, meld two different design styles. While many military weddings have a very classic formal wedding feel, there are also those that may desire to have a more rustic and playful feel. This rustic design features elements that are roughed, slightly askewed, and intermingled with playful word choices. Providing thoughtful nods to the armed forces, it’s a design to set the tone for a rustic military wedding.”

Tell us, what do you think of this unique and rustic military design?

Rustic Military Foldover Pocket Wedding Invitation Suite | See the entire Rustic Military Design Suite

Rustic military pocket wedding invitation from MagnetStreet

MagnetStreet graphic designer, Megan

Megan, graphic designer for MagnetStreet

 

Photo & Design Credits
For permission to use their photography, much thanks to …

Bride & Groom and Wooden Crates by Jillian Zamora {via The Lovely Find}
Ring Bearer Pillow, Chairs & Mason Jar Candle Holder by Lucy Photo {via Inspired by This}

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Simple Southern Wedding in Ivory and Brown

Categories Real Weddings

Simple…charming…romantic… Check, check and check! We’re going to the chapel today with Maliea and Kendall. Their small outdoor wedding at Castle Hill Chapel sits right next door to the home of Maliea’s parents. The expansive sky and the rustic surroundings made the perfect accompaniment to their dreamy decor and neutral color palette.

Much to love … some of our favorite details from this southern diy wedding include: Maliea’s lace dress and her cotton-embellished ivory and tan bouquet. We love the 5 different dresses for her 8 bridesmaids plus the flower girl. We love their first-look photos and how Kendall and the guys wore cool skeleton key boutonnieres. And we love how burlap and tulle framed the focal point of the ceremony. What is your favorite detail?

Rustic wedding photo of bride

First look wedding photo in southern wedding.

first look wedding photos

bride and groom in southern style wedding

bride leaning against haystack in southern vintage wedding

Bride and Groom in southern diy wedding

wedding party in earth tones in southern diy wedding

little southern wedding chapel

southern wedding ceremony aisle decorations

kids in ceremony of southern style wedding

Groom waiting for bride at ceremony

father walking daughter down the aisle at outdoor wedding

southern style outdoor wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom with kids in their southern DIY wedding

Large southern wedding bouquet with cotton

southern wedding reception tent with vintage decor

diy reception florals

3 tier white and cream wedding cake

waffle bar at southern wedding

bride and groom on vintage couch

Credits

Photographer:  CREATE Portraiture
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Classic Wedding with a Cinderella Theme!

Categories Real Weddings

Surrounded by family, friends and beautiful blue skies, Meredith and Kyle finally made it official {they’ve been together since they were 15!} and said their “I Do’s” on a lovely summer day. Captured by Pepper Nix Photography their ceremony was held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church and their elegant reception was held at Utah’s premier Magnolia Grove Reception Center. With Meredith’s mom as her wedding planner, everything was beautifully executed–with love, care and creativity. Meredith said, “Thanks to my incredible mom I had a pretty stress-free time planning my wedding. I couldn’t have done it without her!”

About Meredith and Kyle … they love books and specifically the fantasy genre. In fact, Meredith wanted a Cinderella theme and Kyle wanted Captain America. They found the perfect compromise … a “Cinderella” bridal session at the Utah State Capitol Building and a “Captain America” groom’s cake.  Enjoy as Meredith shares a few lovely highlights from their magical day!

Wedding Colors: blue, green, and ivory with silver accents.

Cinderella-themed photo--Pepper Nix Photography

The Dress: Cotin Sposa. The dress was made of silk organza so even though there were probably five layers of skirt, corset boning, and intricate beading, it was light as a feather. I loved the fact that the sleeves were off the shoulder, that the back was low and the beading on it made it seem like something out of a fairy tale. It wound up being one of the most expensive pieces of our wedding, but it was absolutely the right choice. I absolutely loved my dress. Not to mention the fact that Pepper indulged my fairy tale fantasy in taking pictures of me running down the stairs at the State Capitol Building with one shoe behind me. I loved every second I spent in that dress and I wouldn’t have felt anywhere near as incredible in anything else!

bride in Cotin Sposa wedding gown--Pepper Nix Photography

Accessorizing. I didn’t wear a necklace since my dress was so detailed, but I got my earrings from PearlyJaneBridal on etsy. The only other accessory I had was a silk organza flower from Mignonne Handmade on Etsy. It matched my dress perfectly and I wore it after the ceremony once I took out my veil.

beaded wedding gown and silver shoes--Pepper Nix Photography

bride at Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

beaded veil, rosary and wedding flowers--Pepper Nix Photography

blue bridesmaid dresses from ModCloth--Pepper Nix Photography

The bridesmaids. I could not love those girls more! As for their dresses, I wanted them to look GREAT. I knew I wanted them in dark blue and found the perfect dresses on ModCloth.com. The dress was called “Blueberry Iced Tea”. It makes me so happy that they still love to wear their dresses and that they think of me when they do. I’m glad I had them wearing something that made them feel good! And as for their shoes, I just wanted them to be silver. They got to choose their own. I didn’t want to be too demanding on my girls. I wanted them to have a good time and not be stressed out over silly things like their nails or their hair.

blue bridesmaid dresses from ModCloth--Pepper Nix Photography

blue bridesmaid dresses and silver shoes--Pepper Nix Photography

 blue and silver wedding colors + boutonniere--Pepper Nix Photography

first look note--Pepper Nix Photography

First Look. Kyle was very adamant about not seeing me until I walked down the aisle. I had seen a lot of first look photos of the bride and groom and really wanted to do something like that, but Kyle is quite the old fashioned guy. So instead of seeing each other, we decided to do something a little different. In the building next to the church there is a little chapel. My bridesmaids put two chairs back to back and sat Kyle down before me. He kept his eyes closed as I came in. My eyes were closed, too. We had both written letters to each other and exchanged them sitting back to back and holding hands. My bridesmaids and my Dad watched for a while– their reactions are some of my favorite pictures of them! But we also had a moment alone. It was wonderful to get to talk to him before the ceremony and have that moment of quiet together.

first look wedding pictures--Pepper Nix Photography

first look wedding pictures--Pepper Nix Photography

first look wedding pictures--Pepper Nix Photography

first look wedding pictures--Pepper Nix Photography

St. Thomas More Catholic Church--Pepper Nix Photography

The Ceremony. For someone who can cry over nothing at all and does so quite frequently, I didn’t shed one tear on our wedding day. I was too happy! I laughed through almost the entire ceremony–although I nearly cried as I was saying my vows. I know my voice cracked, but I was determined not to cry! I know that crack in my voice set off every single one of my bride maids, though.

DIY chalkboard wedding ceremony sign--Pepper Nix Photography

ring bearer + pillow--Pepper Nix Photography

traditional Roman Catholic ceremony--Pepper Nix Photography

The Wedding Party. The best man has known my husband since they were in first grade together. One of Kyle’s groomsmen was actually his Grandpa. He and his grandpa are very close and Kyle wanted him to stand up with him when he got married. It was even more important to us since his wife, Kyle’s grandmother, passed away two weeks before the wedding. It meant a lot to have him standing up on the altar with us.

traditional Roman Catholic wedding ceremony--Pepper Nix Photography

traditional Roman Catholic wedding ceremony--Pepper Nix Photography

bridesmaids at the altar-Pepper Nix Photography

traditional Roman Cathlic wedding ceremony-Pepper Nix Photography

traditional Roman Cathlic wedding ceremony-Pepper Nix Photography

unique wedding ring shot -Pepper Nix Photography

Advice to share. Don’t stress. Your wedding day is the start of the rest of your life with your best friend. It shouldn’t be stressful. It should be fun and happy. If little things go wrong, who cares? You’re still on your way to having your best friend by your side forever. What’s more important than that?

What I’d do differently. I think I would have done my flowers differently. Gone with something lighter! My bouquet was so heavy! I also think I would have spaced out the ceremony and reception more. We were pretty cramped on time and I wish we would have had more.

Utah real wedding--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Captain America Groom’s Cake
My husband didn’t have many requests for the wedding, but he did want a funfetti cake. So we got him his own: a Captain America Shield (his favorite super hero) that was a funfetti cake!

Captain America groom's cake Pepper Nix Photography

5 tier wedding cake--Pepper Nix Photography

father daughter dance--Pepper Nix Photography

First Dance 
Our first dance was to “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait.
First dance--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Happily Ever After …

Our “theme” for our wedding was more or less a “happily ever after”. This picture fits that perfectly for me. It isn’t the best shot of our faces or of my dress, but we’re smiling and our hands are clasped and we’re walking into the sunset. To me, that was  our “happily ever after” shot.

Magnolia Grove Reception Center--Pepper Nix Photography

Congratulations and best wishes Kyle and Meredith!

xo

Credits

Photographer:  Pepper Nix Photography|Makeup Artist:Bare Essentials | Dress Store: Danielle’s Bridal | Band: Joe Muscolino Band | Reception Venue:Magnolia Grove | Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth | Cake Designer: One Sweet Slice  | Jewelry: Shane Co. | Floral Designer:Skyline Floral  | Ceremony Location:St. Thomas More Catholic Church | Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Tuxedo Junction

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Color Monday: Monochromatic with a Pop!

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Welcome to Color Monday, our weekly blog series devoted to all things color and inspirational. Today we’re talking about a mostly monochromatic color scheme with a pop of additional color for greater visual interest. A monochromatic scheme uses shades and tints of the same hue–a look that can be really lovely when married with a few interesting elements: patterns, textures, and one or two accent colors.

Today’s white wedding inspiration board offers a clean and stylish look that mixes in ivory and tea green for color contrast and visual interest. The whole look is chic, easy on the eyes and beautiful for a spring wedding. Damask Elegance is the featured Wedding Invitation and Menu Card design. The classic damask pattern provides a nice complement to the modern feel and overall look. Adding even more interest to this monochromatic inspiration are the textural elements around the bouquets and on the cake {pearl strands and leaves} plus the sparkly hair bling and dramatic chandelier decor. So fun!

Tell us, are you a fan of a monochromatic wedding scheme?

Spring wedding colors from MagnetStreet

 

Suite Details
Click on the following links to get a more up close look at Damask Elegance Rectangle Wedding Invitation and Menu Card personalized in these colors. Got your colors picked out? Did you know that you can request a free custom color palette–in your wedding colors? Request your free sample set here.

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spring wedding colors

 

Photo Credits
For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

Table Setting by Fly Studio {via Style Me Pretty}
Boutonniere by Simply Bloom Photography {via Elizabeth Anne Designs}
Flower Girl & Wedding Party by Memories N More {via Green Wedding Shoes}
Cake by Simply Bloom Photograhy {via Green Wedding Shoes}

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