Italy Inspired Rustic Wedding

Our inspiration came from Ryle Hitchner’s travel photos of Monterosso, Italy. Many of the creative team members have traveled to the region, so we created a wedding design that payed homage to the culture, exquisite light, faith and importance of gathering with friends and famiglia. We chose an organic color palette, rich in texture, embracing the dusty greens and soft yellows found in the olive groves and lemon orchards. The wonderful food styling by Caitlin Van Horn, allowed us to reveal the hidden world of wedding preparations; a production in Europe that is quite sacred. Combined with humble details, expressive calligraphy and the authentic adoration of our couple, our ‘ode to Italy’ is intended to encourage couples to seek inspiration in the traditions and beauty of their surroundings.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Design and Styling: Ginny Au // Flowers: Amy Osaba // Paper and Calligraphy: Meagan Tidwell // Food Styling: Caitlin Van Horn // Table Garland, Olive Branch Arrangement & Wreaths: Cloth of Gold // Hair Styling: Joanna Ballentine // Makeup: Molly Stilley // Cakes: Dreamcakes Bakery // China, Linens and Flatware: At Home Furnishings // Brides Dress: Lanvin // Brides Shoes: Chloe Ballet Flats // Engagement Ring & Earrings: BHLDN // Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Chairs: Market 46

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01.22.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Wedding Ideas Blog

For Her and For Him

To celebrate the new year, For Her and For Him  is offering FREE SHIPPING via FedEx until January 31st. To make it even better, they’re also including their Custom Size service free of charge! This special service uses 10 measurements, which guarantee a perfect fit no matter your shape or size. For Her and For Him has also added over 60 new bridesmaid dresses to their collection of silhouettes as well as a few multi-wear, sleeve, and lace dresses. There’s a style for every bride, her bridesmaids, and their budgets.

Hurry on over to For Her and For Him and take part in the Free Shipping offer!

01.22.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

A Printable Press

I love wedding invitations! A wedding invitation sets the tone of a couple’s wedding and allows guests to envision the big day. And what better way to do so, then with affordable, unique and high-end designs from our sponsor A Printable Press .

A Printable Press was created as an alternative to expensive stationery, but also as an alternative to the totally-from-scratch, do-it-yourself approach. Along with offering affordable printed cards on thick eco-friendly paper, they also offer customized print-ready files. These files can be taken anywhere—a copy shop, at home, with a professional printer, online, and some can even be letterpressed. Professional invitations designed to suit any budget and bride!

A Printable Press’s motto is “everyone deserves good design” and as such, they want to share with two Once Wed readers  $250 worth of wedding stationary! To enter to win, leave a comment at the end of the post. Make sure you check our their site to see all their design goodies.

01.21.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

South of France Engagement

Ahhh, I couldn’t help letting out a sigh of ooo’s and ahh’s when the brilliant, Jose Villa, sent over this South of France Engagement. I can’t think of a more beautiful backdrop to celebrate an engagement.

Photography by Jose Villa

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01.18.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog