Charming Secret Garden Wedding Inspiration

Dreamed up by Anthropologie, BHLDN (pronounced beholden) focuses specifically on weddings. From mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses to artisanal hair adornments and handmade cake toppers, their carefully edited assortment of heirloom-quality gowns, dresses, accessories, and décor caters to the bride in search of unusually beautiful things. 

Mysterious and charming, this “secret garden” inspiration shoot features romantic wedding dresses, shimmering bridal jewelry and floral wedding headbands from BHLDN’s Spring ’15 collection. Continue reading for more on their inspiration for this blossoming garden shoot.


Our Spring ’15 shoot was inspired by the notion of a painted garden with lush blooms, trailing vines and hidden nooks waiting to be explored. There’s an element of sophistication and surprise to each gown, whether it be softly draped sleeves, satin covered buttons down a sheer back, delicate beading or a layered tulle skirt. Since our shoot fell in November, we faced the challenge of finding a location with abundant flora and warm sunshine that felt botanical rather than tropical, and more refined than rustic. The picturesque city of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico with its Baroque and Neoclassical structures, artistic heritage and flourishing landscapes proved to be an idyllic setting. Splashes of vibrant color, rich textures and natural sunlight found in the gardens surrounding the private residence we rented played well with the gowns’ airy fabrics, fine laces, detailed embroideries and luminous embellishments.

See more of BHLDN’s Spring ’15 collection here 

Gowns & Accessories: BHLDN | Photographer: Diego Uchitel | Model: Vlada Roslyakova | Hair: Thomas Dunkin |Makeup: Keiko Takagi | Location San Miguel de Allende | Prop styling: Daryl McGregor 

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01.21.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

The Collection from Brown Linen Design

Wedding dress – check.
Venue – check.
Photographer, florist, planner, caterer – check, check, check, check.

You have the perfect day planned for your guests with the most perfect vendors. Now…just to tell them about it. Invitations. Paper. Calligraphy. The words seem to make your head spin. You love the beautiful pictures you see on blogs with luscious handmade papers and calligraphy that you think could only be made from the hands of angels.

But to be honest, you have no idea where to begin and the tight budget that you’ve set doesn’t leave you with many options. You contact a few people whose work you like and you keep hearing the word “custom”– an overwhelming concept. With a price-point way more than you can afford, and the unpleasant alternative of using your local paper shop with 1980’s fonts and papers, and not the vintage kind — what’s a girl to do?

You want something you can get excited about. Something that’s unique and special – but without the premium expense.

The team at Brown Linen has been working hard to bring you the best of both worlds. Introducing The Collection – a bespoke, inspired compilation of wedding suites with the organic and elegant bride in mind. These new designs allow you to mix and match your ink colors, paper colors and choose your perfect style of calligraphy. And the best part? It can all be at a price point your budget will praise you for. They have even included some exquisite add-ons that will be sure to spark your interest and make your paper goods that much more special.

With an easy step-by-step checkout, you’ll go from anxious to yogi-fied by the time you click “purchase”. From there, their team will take over and work hard behind the scenes to prepare your masterpiece – all while you sit back and relax with a bin of popcorn, red wine and marathon viewing of Scandal on Netflix.

From save-the-dates to invitation suites and lovely add-ons that will make your heart soar, The Collection from Brown Linen Design is the perfect match to your perfect day.


Paper Goods: Brown Linen Design | Photography: Meghan K Sadler | Styling: Abany Bauer | Vintage Furniture : Blue Eyed Yonder | Venue: Amy Osaba Events Studio

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01.20.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

We’re Hiring a Public Relations (PR) Manager!

“Any winning global brand is aligned in the messages it delivers, not only from an aesthetic standpoint, but in terms of spirit – even in its business decisions.”

— Floriane de Saint Pierre

Ready To Make a Big Impact With a Brand You’re Passionate About?

First, a little about us….

Once Wed is an online wedding publication with over 6 million visitors a year and 350k+ social media followers. We’ve been fortunate enough to be featured in NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc Magazine, and the Boston Globe. We were also named Most Glamorous Home Based Business by

All this press has occurred organically. So we’re seeking an innovative PR expert to work closely with the Once Wed to develop and execute PR strategies focused on driving traffic, brand awareness, licensing partnerships and overall take us to the next level.

We have the highest of hopes for you! Let’s discuss the transformative impact we know you’re going to have on Once Wed:

You spent the first few weeks performing a deep dig into the Once Wed brand, wrapping your arms around it fully. This diligence and comprehensive understanding has enabled you to discern the real PR opportunities from the noise, and forge real partnerships that expand the readership with just the right audiences.

With relentless drive you broke through the walls at major brands and refused to give up until they realized and the value of and allocated budget for content and licensing partnerships with Once Wed.

The PR connections and relationships you’ve established have taken Once Wed to an all new level of brand awareness with an interview on The Today Show, a feature in Martha Stewart Weddings and profile in Bazaar.

Your heavy experience with social and online PR strategies have kept Once Wed top of mind in new media as well as well as traditional tier 1 publications.

Experience working with fashion and/or lifestyle brands with a largely female demographic base is not required, but a plus.

Job Details:

  • -10 – 15 hours a week
  • -Remote Position
  • -Competitive pay based on experience
  • -Performance based bonuses

We can’t wait to see you make this opportunity a reality!

If you want this story to be yours, CLICK HERE to fill out our questionaire for consideration!

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01.20.15 / Featured, News Blog

Hassle-Free Wedding Registry with Zola

Wedding planning is so much fun, but it’s even more fun to think about what your life will be like after you’re finally married. Registering for wedding gifts is a great way to slow down with your future husband and think about what comes after the wedding- a marriage! You’re going to be building a home and life together, and your friends and families want to help you get started by providing you with the things you’ll need. Zola makes registering fun and easy for stylish couples looking for non-traditional wedding gifts!

Use the new Zola iPhone App to register for anything you’d like on-the-go with a barcode scanner, mobile alerts, and registry planner. You don’t have to worry about coming home from your honeymoon to tons of packages on your doorstep either; Zola makes it easy for you to schedule delivery and track what you’ve been gifted (which is a life saver when it comes time to send out thank you cards). And since you know what you’ll be getting before it arrives, you can virtually exchange some gifts on Zola before they’re ever sent out!

Zola has a huge selection of designer home goods for you to chose from when you’re registering, and if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, they’ve put together curated collections where you can start your first registry! We curated a collection for Zola a few months ago, and we’re still in love with every single piece!

And not only can your friends and family purchase things from your registry, they can buy experiences and set up cash funds for you all in the same place! The flexibility Zola provides couples with is totally unmatched, and we love how many options you have. Once you see the love pouring in ,Zola has set up a feature called #LOVE that allows you to see all the photos people are posting on Instagram and Twitter right in your app!

Sign up today, and get a $25 credit for your registry by CLICKING HERE to get started! 

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01.19.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog