Simple and Elegant Outdoor Wedding

We at Once Wed are always fans of the simple, understated, and elegant, and wedding design is no exception. While this vine-strewn table is incredibly simple, it is completely and utterly enough. Repeated taper candles accent the length of the wood table, beautifully calligraphed menus and place cards bring an air of elegance, and we cannot say enough about this amazing outdoor location. The rough stone walls are just amazing, and as the photographer of this shoot tells us, those walls were a major component of the design for this wedding shoot. Read on for more!

Read on for more from the photographer, Amelia Johnson:
“For me the mood of a wedding begins with location. Location can be transformative, infusing the event with a certain majestic sweep and grandeur. The components of a wedding day must support each other; must advance the styling narrative. In keeping with the subdued color palette of the venue, aged blushes, and vine-ripened greens adorn the table. Candlelight invites close conversation in hushed tones. The delicate repeat of textured petals on the gown mimic the organic rhythm of the stone structure. Harmony is found when all design elements whisper the same sweet story.”

Photographer & Creative Director: Amelia Johnson Photography | Coordination & Styling: Claire Duran Weddings & Events | Flowers: Haley Tobias Events | Make up: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry | Hair: Shana Dee | Calligraphy: Allison Dee Calligraphy | Rentals: Select Event Group | Gown: The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel (gown by Vera Wang) | Cake: Catherine George | Model: Amelia Chai | Napkins: Silk and Willow

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01.28.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

We’re Hiring: Editorial Intern



Are you tired of internships with media companies that are all about copying documents, making coffee and re-writing press releases? Do you aspire to something greater; an internship that has the opportunity to lead to paid employment and a career in the media and creative industries?

If so, we might just have the internship for you!

If you want to work from home, have flexible hours, love interacting with people and consider yourself an all-rounder in the editorial sphere (that’s to say you’re willing to give everything a go!) you should check out this position.

We’re looking for our next editorial intern!

As part of this role you’ll be working alongside an amazing team of creatives in areas such as content curation, publishing partnerships and social media management. You’ll also be learning state-of-the-art business processes from an online startup, working on cloud based tech and receiving editorial credit for your writing contributions.

If you are interested in combining an editorial and creative skill-set on one of the finest wedding publications in the world, please click the link below to fill out the questionnaire. We are really excited to meet you!

Let’s discuss the many ways you have dazzled and amazed the entire Once Wed team at the conclusion of your internship:

  1. Your eye for the Once Wed aesthetic has meant you’ve curated a constant supply of inspiring slideshows and visual content for our audience. You are also a proficient writer with excellent spelling and grammar and have been able to edit and prepare informative blog posts (and headlines and captions!) to accompany a range of online editorials.
  2. Multi-tasking is your forte and you’ve kept on top of an array of Once Wed’s social media platforms, regularly exposing our content to a new audience and strengthening engagement with our existing followers.
  3. Your copywriting for social media features and recognitions has drawn us closer to our community, continually improved our followers’ online experience, and earned the appreciation of our sponsors and industry friends.
  4. Your management skills have ensured ongoing relationships with our publishing partners and you’ve even gone above and beyond to forge new partnerships with great brands whose audience is the perfect complement to Once Wed’s existing readers.
  5. In this multifaceted role, you have shined as a proactive, high energy self-starter who monitors her own work, handles issues before they become problems, communicates exceptionally well to all OW team members and clients, has the confidence to stop and ask questions when needed and summons the mental flexibility and emotional maturity to adapt with a growing small business. Management has been blown away by your contributions!

We can’t wait until you make this opportunity a reality.

Now Back to Today.

If you’d like this story to be yours….

Please fill out our questionnaire for consideration before Monday, February 8, 2016!

Desired Skills, Reqs, etc:

  • 6 month unpaid commitment with potential for part time position working with Once Wed.
  • Affinity for the OW Aesthetic.
  • 10 hours a week. Preference given to daytime availability.
  • Strong spelling and grammar. Exceptional attention to detail.
  • A passion for writing, content curation and social media.
  • Knowledge of and interest in current and emerging social media platforms.
  • Strong all around, technical, computer and internet skills.
  • Life Experience is a bonus (though not required)
  • High speed internet. (This is a remote position. We’ll be meeting via video conferencing!)

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01.28.16 / Featured, News Blog

Musical Engagement Session in Big Sur

Over the last few years, it’s been absolutely wonderful to see how couples have begun to personalize their wedding planning experience, forgoing tradition for tradition’s sake. This engagement session was a part of a recent photography workshop, with a musical couple who spent their time in front of the camera as they would have spent their time on any other day: jamming, laughing and enjoying their time. Read on for more!

More from the photographer, Brian Whitt:
“On the last day of the Forage and Fern Workshop, we joined the creative instructors to photograph a beautiful and intimate scene between this real couple and musical duo, Casey and Lionel. As they looked out on the California Coastal waters of Big Sur, we had them interact and play music together without interruption. The photos capture them authentically as a playful and affectionate couple. Simple elements and minimal directing allowed them to shine in these meaningful engagement styled photos. I hope you feel inspired to create beautiful and meaningful photos for your engagement! “


Photography: Brian Whitt | Forage & Fern workshop with Magnolia Rouge | Photography tutor:  Tec Petaja | Styling: Type A Society | Hair & make-up: Jess Wilcox | Florals: Ponderosa & Thyme | Cinematography: Anna Lord | Assistant: Jon Cu | Clothing: Models own + Hackwith Design | Models: Casey & Lionel from Tigers in the Sky | Custom Handmade Bench: Metcalf Woodworks

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01.27.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Announcing WildeFlower Boutique

We love sharing with brides about exciting new launches that will make your wedding planning experiences memorable and unique. So today, for our Southern brides, we’re eager to announce the launch of WildeFlower Boutique, a Florida-based bridal salon AND boutique-style wedding planner.

South Florida’s free-spirited bride-to-be will find her style sanctuary in the area’s newest wedding planning and retail outlet, WildeFlower Boutique.  WildeFlower’s chic, sun-soaked showroom houses a curated collection of ethereal, unconventional, and vintage-inspired gowns from four sought-after indie bridal designers, including Belle and Bunty, HoughtonKite and Butterfly and Truvelle.

Even better, WildeFlower also offers an in-house planning team who can oversee every aspect of your wedding day.  Their style is influenced by a natural, less-is-more approach that focuses on creating unique experiences and one of a kind moments.  Whether it’s a destination wedding, intimate affair, or tasteful elopement, a WildeFlower wedding always integrates love, beauty and adventure.

To find out more about WildeFlower Boutique’s bridal collection and services, please visit . The showroom is located inside Social House creative Studio at 512 Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth, FL.

Click through the slideshow below to view more from Wildeflower Boutique’s bridal collection

Photographer: Katie Lopez Photography | Florals: Anthology Floristry | Makeup and Hair: Beauty by Renata | Jewelry: Emma Winston

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01.27.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog