Colorful Fall Wedding Bouquet

Simple Fall Wedding Bouquets

To finish of our fall wedding flowers series, we’re ending the week with a colorful fall wedding bouquet from Honey of a Thousand Flowers. Sarah combined foraged leaves and vines, cosmo, astilbe, zinnia, scabiosa, amaranthus, and foxglove to create this fall wedding bouquet. More from Sarah “The colors, flowers, and textures here are inspired by a fall garden; there are lots of colors, shapes, and textures left over from summer.  I like that this color palette has a broad range of colors, that aren’t your usual orange and red.”

DiY Fall Wedding Bouquets

Photography: Green Apple Photography // Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers

11.02.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Foraged Fall Wedding Ceremonies Arch

Fall Wedding Ceremonies Huppah Ideas

How cool is this wedding ceremonies arch created by Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers out of foraged pieces? Sarah made this wedding ceremonies arch by draping fabric over birch bark poles. After fastening the fabric, she wired clusters of leaves and grasses to the poles. From Sarah “I like that this feels romantic and easy, and could easily fit into any environment with slight modifications to the flowers or shape.” 

Fall Wedding Foliage Ideas

Photography: Green Apple Photography // Ceremony Arch: Honey of a Thousand Flowers

10.31.12 / DIY Wedding Blog, Featured

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10.31.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

New Orleans Black Tie Wedding

Elegant Gold Wedding Invitations

And be sure to check out their beautiful film by the amazing Joel Serrato!

randi and pablo from joel serrato on Vimeo.

It’s always a treat when we get to feature a black tie wedding on Once Wed, so when Tec Petaja sent over this wedding…I couldn’t wait to share it with you. A little gold, sparkle, and a whole lot of fun! Randi and Pablo pulled together a team of some of our favorite creatives to make their black tie wedding a grand celebration. The bride, Randi, was kind enough to send over more details from their wedding…

After a ten-year long courtship that spanned three countries and eight cities, by the time our wedding rolled around, we were ready for a party. More than anything, we wanted the weekend to be larger than us – to be a true celebration for our family and friends, all 400 of whom had travelled long and far to be with us. With that in mind, we chose New Orleans as our destination city – an equal blend of Randi’s southern roots and Pablo’s foreign heritage (she’s from Austin, Texas, and he’s from Mexico City, Mexico by way of Germany and France). Luckily, we had eighteen months to assemble the most stellar wedding team in the universe and plan the best party of our lives.

The night began in the oldest Catholic church in the country, St. Louis’s Cathedral, with a mass lead by our dear friend, Father TJ Martinez, and the St. Louis Cathedral Boy’s Choir’s rendition of “How Great Thou Art.” We continued with a marching band-led second line parade through the streets of New Orleans to the old-school Antoines’ Restaurant. The reception began with a jazz band serenade, champagne and french fries (Randi’s favorite food), moved on to a six-course NOLA-inspired dinner, and ended with Knyght Rider’s rendition of the 1980s, festive dance moves and a glittered exit amongst our family and friends.  

 Although each detail of the night was truly important to us, a few will always stand out. Amongst the best: in honor of two of the most important women in my life, I carried each of my grandmother’s childhood charm bracelets with me on my bouquet; the ceremony was a blend of both English and Spanish, in a nod to our Mexican guests; my baby brother carried our Mother’s bouquet down the aisle in her honor, who we lost six weeks before the wedding; our godparents were each there to present the gifts of mass; Pablo and his best man (Diego, his brother) escorted their parents down the aisle; the “His” (Mexican wedding cookies)/”Her” (Round Rock donuts)/ “Ours” (New Orleans pralines) party favors; and, of course, our first dance to “Faithfully” by Journey, the best band in the history of life.

In the end, the night was greater than we had planned, grander than we had hoped, and more than we could have asked, a true testament to the love we have for each other and the amazingness (and awesomeness) of our family and friends.

Photography: Tec Petaja // Event Design and Paper Goods: Bash, Please // Flowers: The Nouveau Romantics // Cinematography: Joel Serrato // Dress: Amsale Blue Label Bijou from Mia Bridal in Houston // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Tuxedos: Perlis // Bridesmaid Dresses and Going Away Dress: Aidan Mattox for Neiman Marcus // Bridesmaid Shoes: Christian Louboutin

10.29.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog