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nature inspired style

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flower crowns & faerie treasures

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In This Issue

Summer / Fall 2015 IN EVERY ISSUE

SPECIAL FEATURES

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Editor’s Letter Resource Directory Sweet Moments

INSPIRATION

STYLE FILES 8 9

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Dreaming in Watercolor Faerie Bride

DETAILS 10 12

Jewelry Stationery

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Flora Kaftans

GIFT GUIDE 18 19

Best Subscription Boxes Green Registries

DIY

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NATURAL BEAUTY 20 21 22

La Vie En Rose Get Glowing Autumn Reds

Heidi + Paul Cassi + Christopher Mackenzie + Aaron Lindsey + Kevin Katie + Tom Katie + Judge

DIY: Bohemian Halo Braid Sourcream Rhubarb Cupcakes

GREAT ESCAPES 128

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Alaska Adventure Sailing

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Background Image: Alexander James

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Returning Home Desert Chic Glasshouse Organic Ethereal Sands Atrium Abloom Orchard Elegance

REAL WEDDINGS

GOWN GALLERIES 16 17

Designer Spotlight: Silk & WIlow Berry Bouquets

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ON THE COVER Ashley Sawtelle Photography See this feature on p. 34

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Editor’s Letter

E-mail your thoughts to naomi@sweetvioletbride.com

Pretty not Perfect I have the privilege of looking through thousands of beautiful wedding photos each season and am honored by and grateful for all of the submissions I receive. Just as much as I enjoy breathtaking imagery, I also enjoy a good story, and so one of my favorite parts of running Sweet Violet Bride is reading the stories of how couples meet and fall in love, whether that be in their hometown, or halfway around the world.

In this issue you’ll also find natural beauty products to keep you rosy and glowing, the low-down on the best subscription boxes and green registries, an interview with Silk & Willow, and a sweet tutorial on how to do a bohemian halo braid. Plus, whip up some sourcream rhubarb cupcakes with baking-goddess Linda Lomelino, and swoon over some of the prettiest berry bouquets. Remember, focus on making your day special, not perfect. Enjoy!

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xoxo Naomi

Naomi Farr Editor-in-Chief

Headshot by Naomi Farr / Background by Guillaume de Germaine

In this issue we are inspired by earthy elements – rock, sand, branches, wind, light, and of course every type of flower imaginable. You’ll get a glimpse of styled and real weddings in Colorado, Vermont, Utah, Tennessee, Russia, and Ireland to name a few.


NAOMI FARR Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Creative Director NAOMI FARR Layout, Production, Operations, Etc. ISSUE No. 4 CONTRIBUTORS Abby Smith, Alexander James, Alixann Loosle, Annabella Charles, Ashley Sawtelle, Blue Rose Pictures, Brooke Schultz, Clayton Austin, Connie Whitlock, Emily G, Ginny Webb, Jessie Holloway, Kate Ann, Kate Robinson, Linda Lomelino, Lindsay Cox, Meg Hamilton, Oleg Teplov, Pearl & Godiva, Rebecca Gosselin, Shellie Pomeroy

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Style File Dreaming in Watercolor

Those with painterly instincts will love these watercolor inspired wedding ideas. They create a fresh and feminine artsy style that can be made to suit any wedding season depending on the colors you go for. A wash of color never looked so good!

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1. Watercolor styled bouquet, Melissa Biador Photography , Plenty of Petals, plentyofpetals.com 2. The LAUREN Calligraphy & Watercolor Invitation, Buffy Weddings, $35+, buffyweddings.etsy.com 3. Watercolor Cake, The Cake Whisperer, price upon request, cakewhisperer.ca 4. James Dress, PPS Couture by Plum Pretty Sugar, $380, plumprettysugar.com 5. Color Wash Table Numbers, Evermine Blog, free printable, evermine.com/blog 6. Custom Watercolor Bouquet Portrait, Sarah Park Designs, sarahparkdesigns.etsy.com 7. BB Pumps in Watercolor Floral Print, Manolo Blahnik, $279, barneys.com

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Style File Faerie Bride

Woodland spirits will love shopping Etsy finds, such as the Fairy House Kit and Lightbulb Terrarium (both of which would make fantastic table dĂŠcor). Organic flower arrangements in multiple jars and vases, leafy guestbook alternative and a woodland cake fit for a faerie fĂŞte rounds out one of our favorite themes of all time.

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1. DIY Fairy House / Garden Kit, Fairy Folk, $45, fairyfolk.etsy.com 2. Diamond Twig & Leaf Engagement Ring, Kristin Coffin, $3,300+ kristincoffin.com 3. Woodland Wedding Cake, The Swell Bakeshop / photo: White Cat Studio whitecatstudio.net 4. Adagio Dress (from An Earthly Paradise Collection), Claire Pettibone, clairepettibone.com 5. Wedding Guest Book Alternative Trees, Hello Am, $36.90, helloAm.etsy.com 6. Moss & Mushrooms Woodland Lightbulb Glass Terrarium, $20, Bottled Blooms, bottledblooms.etsy.com 7. Set of 12 Small Clear Vintage Glass Bottles, $31.90, Luna Bazaar, lunabazaar.com

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Jewelry Floral Gems

If you have a life-long flower obsession, an engagement ring with a floral inspired design might be the perfect symbol of your love ever in bloom. From delicate diamond petals to engraved bands, we’d invite these nature inspired beauties into our jewelry box anytime.

Leaf and Vine Engagement Ring, Green Lake Jewelry, price upon request, greenlakejewelry.com Rose Diamond Engagement Ring, Beautiful Petra, $5,500, BeautifulPetra.etsy.com

Petite Flower Cluster Ring, Sofia Kaman, $1,300, sofiakaman.com Poppy Ring with Pave Diamond Band, Sofia Kaman, $6,500, sofiakaman.com

Platinum Flower Bud Diamond Ring, Briliant Earth, $1,375, brilliantearth.com

Pave White Sapphire and Topaz Sakura Studs, Suz Somersall, $268, suzsomersall.com

Plum Blossom Earrings, Ananda Khalsa for Sundance Catalog, $1,190. Handpainted and set behind crystal, framed in 18kt matte gold, sundancecatalog.com

Blue Rose Wedding Band, Fernando Jewelry, $825+, FernandoJewelry.etsy.com Blush Magnolia Locket, Lothirielle, $40+, lothirielle.etsy.com

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Orange Blossom Necklace, Michael Michaud, $298, bestamericanarts.com


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Stationery Get Personal

From monogramed wax seal stamps, to a custom kit where you can carve your own design, there is no limit to how creative you can get when it comes to embellishing your wedding stationery. Plus, think outside the standard “invitation and thank you’s” with fun paper products such as Instagram signage and fun Mad Libs for your guests to fill out.

Carve-A-Stamp Kit, Paper Source, $29.95, design your own or choose from the 25 exclusive templates. Carve images up to 2” x 3.” papersource.com

Custom Stamp Gift Box, Paper Source, $39.95, includes gift certificate that allows your recipient to customize a stamp plate online, papersource.com

Various wax seal stamps (including custom monogram), Nostalgic Impressions, $33+, engraved in the USA, nostalgicimpressions.com

Above: Blooming Antlers Instagram Sign - Editable, Love vs Design, $10, 8.5” x 11” printable download, PDF file, lovevsdesign.com. Right: Rustic Mad Libs, Love vs Design, $10, 5” x 7” printable download, PDF file, lovevsdesign.com.

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banner and branches wedding invitation minibook™ cards, Minted, $3.44 ea., include all the info your guests need in a fun flipbook style, minted.com


Watercolor Illustration by Octopus Artis

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A Distinctive Collection of Rustic, Enchanted Treehouses in a Fairytale Forest Setting. Ideal for Weddings, Honeymoons and Recommitments. treehousepoint.com | weddings@treehousepoint.com

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We can’t help it; floral gowns are just so timelessly pretty when it comes to nature inspired weddings. You’d think we’d tire of them, but each designer interprets the beauty of blossoms in their own way. These four, in-particular, have caught our eye this year.


K a f t a n s Gown Gallery

A Kaftan, or tunic, might arguably be one of the most comfortable garments to wear in the history of the world, and versions of them have been worn by several cultures for thousands of years. Kaftan styled wedding gowns are a breeze to wear and we love their bohemian vibe.

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Green Gifts Best Subscription Boxes

Yuzen: A quarterly spa subscription box that has the very best eco-conscious products to nourish the body and soul. Carefully curated for excellence, mission, and integrity. $33/subscription box or $36/single gift box. yuzenbox.com

Petit Vour: A monthly subscription box with four luxurious cruelty-free and vegan beauty products. Sample and full sizes. $15/month, cancel anytime. petitvour.com

Julep: A fully customizable monthly box - you can choose polish, cruelty-free cosmetics, or both. known for their 5-free, vegan nail polish with oxygen technology. You also have the option to skip the month, or send one to a friend. $24.99/box. julep.com

Vegan Cuts: Discover the best vegan products with their monthly beauty box (they also offer a snack box). Each month you’ll receive a delivery of 4-7 new cruelty-free products to try, ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare. $19.99/box, or $215/year (free box!). vegancuts.com

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ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF RETAILERS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED Watercolor illustration by Octopus Artis

If you subscribe to any beauty blogs or watch YouTube you’ll have seen an “unboxing” post or video. Subscription boxes have taken the world by storm and in particular the beauty world. I’ve tested out a few over the past year and so far I love these four which feature cruelty-free, natural, and often vegan and/or organic products. They make a great gift for your bridesmaids, your mom, sister, or yourself! Because who doesn’t love a little box of goodies in their mailbox? -NF


Eco-Friendly Registries

There are so many wedding registries these days that it can be overwhelming. It can also be a lot of fun registering for things you’ll need in your new life together, but some gifts are “greener” than others. Think about registering with these green registries below, and consider whether or not you really need more “stuff” at all. Perhaps asking your guests to make a donation to a charity of your choice is instead, closer to your heart. If there are some things you could use however, consider asking for eco home goods – things made from organic cotton, sustainable wood, recycled glassware, or energy saving appliances.

See their Home & Garden section for sumptuously soft organic bedding, plush organic cotton towels, organic table linens, other beautiful home accessories as well as green living basics such as air and shower filters. www.theultimategreenstore.com

Shop for eco friendly dinnerware, recycled glassware and kitchen tools to create the ultimate green kitchen. They also have an organic bath section, eco friendly Home Accents section and Bedding section. www.arenaturals.com

Cash wedding registries, wedding websites and other tools to help you organize an unforgettable wedding. Receive your guests´ gift contributions directly into your bank account. No more unwanted gifts cluttering your home. www.zankyou.com/us

Register for products in all categories from kitchen, cleaning, and lifestyle, to jewelry, carbon offsets, and garden. Shop by color, or whether a product is ethically produced, recycled, made of natural material, etc. www.greenbrideguide.com

Find hundreds of unique gifts for anyone on your list and give back to disadvantaged artisans from around the world. “If every American made just ONE Fair Trade purchase a year, it would lift ONE Million families out of poverty.” - from their site www.sevenhopesunited.com

Bamboo Crumb Cutting Board / Bamboo & Cork Canister Set by Bambu, $34.95 / $64.95, theultimategreenstore.com

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Natural Beauty The flower of love – Roses are said to be good for the skin and the soul, have a long tradition of medicinal use, and are still prized in aromatherapy and skincare today. From their heavenly scent to their vitamin-rich and moisturizing properties, these products are sure to beautify your skin, and make you feel gorgeous, inside and out.

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2. Rose Silk Finishing Powder, Jurlique, $36, jurlique.com 3. Rose Petal Facial Tonic HydroSoul, Evanhealy, $23.50 for 4 fl oz (120ml), evanhealy.com

9. Rose and Calendula Water Serum, 100% Pure, $65, from the Purist Collection, 100percentpure.com

4. Rose Hip Cleansing Foam, L’Eclisse, $27, leclissecosmetic.com

10. Herbal Rose Blotting Papers, Sephora, $8, sephora.com

5. Matte blush, Everyday Minerals, $12 ea, in Tea Rose and Field of Roses, everydayminerals.com 6. Rose Collection Tube, Éminence Organic Skin Care, $69, eminenceorganics.com

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tried. tested. addicted.

Glowing skin is every bride’s goal, but it does take a little bit of daily tlc to achieve. Though, the steps are simple – hydrate, exfoliate, repeat. Also, stay out of the sun, and instead opt for a moisturizing sunless tanner that you can experiment with in the months leading up to your big day. With the below products you’ll be absolutely radiant.

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4. Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer, Josie Maran, $26, josiemarancosmetics.com 5. Facial Cleansing Brush, 100 % Pure, $21, with soft antibacterial synthetic fibers, 100percentpure.com

6. Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes, Physicians Formula, $13.95, natural nude, physiciansformula.com 7. Purely Bright Eye Correcting Cream, Jurlique, $45, jurlique.com 8. White Tea Sugar Scrub, Hand in Hand Soap, $24, handinhandsoap.com

Tips on How to Get Healthy, Glowing Skin Natural skincare expert, Tata Harper says, “glowing skin is healthy skin, and it’s not necessarily things we do once in a while, but the things we do every single day.” She suggests incorporating the following into your daily ritual:

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- Drink enough water (your skin is an organ that renews itself daily, and in order to do so properly must be sufficiently hydrated). - Use a daily cleanser that gently exfoliates and is detergent-free (soap-free) so that it doesn’t dehydrate the skin.

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tried. tested. addicted. E-mail your favorites to naomi@sweetvioletbeauty.com

1. Natural Organic Lipstick in Worth, by Axiology, $24, axiologybeauty.com

2. Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard (435), by Burt’s Bees, $9, burtsbees.com

3. Gluten Free Lipstick in Wine & Dandy, by Red Apple Lipstick, $23.50, redapplelipstick.com

4. Luminous Crème Lipstick in Pepper, by Bite Beauty, $24, sephora.com/bite-beauty

5. Vulumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Naughty, by Tata Harper, $35, tataharperskincare.com

6. Devocean Natural Lipstick in Firebird, by Pacifica, $14, pacificabeauty.com

7. Freedom Lip Gloss in Freedom, by Revolution Organics, $26, revolutionorganics.com

8. Mint 2 Be Lip Gloss in Cabernet Kiss, by Red Apple Lipstick, $18.50, redapplelipstick.com

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Autumn Reds

Sometimes the best accessory is a classic red lip, be it bold or subtle. I tried out more than 20 shades of red (all paraben-free) and think these are my favorites for fall. Timid about wearing a full-on bright red lip? Fill in your lips with a neutral liner and then apply a small amount of a red gloss over top. Muah. xo - NF


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Bohemian Halo Braid

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Twist Me Pretty We’re a little obsessed with braids, and Abby of Twist Me Pretty is an expert on the subject. Her tutorials on her blog and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/twistmepretty) are some of our absolute favorites when it comes to everything hair. She kindly shared this bohemian halo braid tutorial with us and we think it is a beautiful way to wear your hair, whether you’re a boho bride with little flowers tucked into the braid, or a guest who wants a chic but fuss-free style to wear to a summer event. Flip the page for step-by-step instructions from Abby on how to get this look. And don’t miss treating yourself to her other tutorials at twistmepretty.com. sweetvioletbride.com | 25


DIY

Instructions: 1. You’re going to start out with a dutch braid — outer sections go under the middle. 2. Keep it close to your hair line and angle it towards your neck. 3. When you’ve braided it as far back as you can with the same hold, go ahead and switch up your hands. Remember where you are in your braid and move your hand furthest from the braid to the other side so you can start braiding up. 4. This might take a second to get use to — if you get lost, say the steps out loud and just go super slow. You are now braiding up instead of back. 5. When you run out of hair, do a three strand braid all the way to the ends. Secure with a clear elastic. 6-7. Pin anywhere that feels a little loose before pancaking (pulling to widen). 8. Pancake the braid and then tuck the ends under the braid. Spray with hairspray so it’s secure. 26 | sweetvioletbride.com


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This Page: Floral by Jessica Zimmerman, photo by Lauren Kinsey Right: Silk and Willow, Rebecca Yale

Spotlight


There is something so ethereal about silk ribbons enfolding the stems of a bouquet, and streaming out in the breeze. Many of the ribbons you’ve seen across the web and in print that adorn such bouquets are made by Silk & Willow. In the heart of Hudson Valley, New York, Shellie Pomeroy follows her bliss in creating these heirloom silk ribbons. From concept, to foraging for materials, to cooking out the color, she patiently and joyfully carries out the process of natural plant dyeing. These ribbons are even more alluring due to the fact that they are either biodegradable or can be easily re-used and recycled. After being captivated by the natural beauty of said ribbons we just had to learn more about this antiquated art and the woman behind Silk & Willow. You can also see more of these ribbons in the feature on page 58 of this issue.

Q&A with Shellie Pomeroy of Silk & Willow SVB: How and when did you fall in love with the art of dying silk ribbon? Tell us a bit about your​​journey to this craft.

SVB: Why natural dye and how does that effect your color process/choices?

Shellie: My journey into the art of plant dyeing silks is one that started many years ago when my daughters entered a nursery program at our local Waldorf School. When I walked into their classroom draped with naturally dyed silks, I was instantly enchanted. Over the years I have experimented with natural dye materials and fibers, creating many gifts and art pieces in my free time. After 10+ years of “hand-crafting” for the pure joy of it, I decided to leave my computer-based graphics career to design a business that would enable me to follow my passion full time.

Shellie: The colors created by natural dyes are unmatchable. Synthetic dyes are flat, but natural dyes create a living color that changes and adapts to it’s surroundings. The complex colors produced by natural dyes have a diversity of rich hues and shades yet they all work in harmony with each other. Color theory will confirm that colors evoke a physiological response. The reaction to natural colors is both calming and alluring. Our ribbons are infused with color that is rich in brilliance, yet easy on the eye. >> p. 31

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This Pate: Courtesy of Silk and Willow / Right: Floral by Soil & Stem, photo by Mandi Nelson

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As a designer I love to predict color trends, but as we move through the seasons I know my availability of certain plants and flowers will vary. Nature directs my inspiration for color. But, with a little alchemy, a single plant material can create a multitude of colors, tints and shades. SVB: What are some of the plants you use to dye silk? Shellie: I use a variety of plant materials for my dyeing. Many are from my garden, the roadside, friends, and local restaurants. If not gathered locally, they are sustainably sourced from ethical companies. My current favorite natural dye materials are avocado pits, walnut hulls, onion skins, and marigolds. These materials are gathered from a local restaurant, market, and school campus with 100-year-old walnut trees, and my garden. At least ten of our current colors are created with these materials. SVB: Do you see some colors trending more than others? Also do you have a personal favorite? Shellie: Our traditional colors, such as Antique White and Blush, are our most popular colors. While these colors are subtle, they

have a romantic feel that complements any bouquet. My favorite color changes regularly. Even after creating a color over and over, I always find new ways to love it. SVB: What are some of the ways you’ve seen brides use your plant-dyed silk? I see our ribbons as a special adornment with many purposes. Although mainly used on wedding bouquets and to wrap invitations, they are also used in marketing materials, styling, hair accessories, mixed media collages, jewelry, dress sashes, or simply to wrap a special gift. Silk is a strong and enduring material that can be used and re-used for years to come. SVB: Any advice for brides planning a natural wedding? Shellie: Planning any wedding can be a long and sometimes stressful process. When planning a natural wedding I would just say, “follow your instinct.” Have fun with the process of selecting details that represent who you are. If it doesn’t feel right to you, it probably isn’t right for the environment either. We are fortunate to have many options and resources available for creating your natural wedding.

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Above and Right: Courtesy of Silk & Willow.

You can learn more and shop for plant dyed silk ribbon, paper and twine, and antiques at silkandwillow.com.

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Inspiration

Returning Home

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Color story

Inspired by this model’s name and story (Satya literally means truth/ reality) this shoot incorporates the beauty, independence, and grace of the bohemian bride who journeys far but always finds her way home. Photographer Ashley Sawtelle envisions: This time she comes back to reconnect with her family to celebrate her marriage. She longs for the familiar sights and comforts of home, maybe as it were when she left to discover the world: including family artifacts, linens and her grandmother’s silver. Fresh botanicals dress the rooms that she once ran through growing up. Her family’s historic home provides the backdrop for the gathering. But her adventurous spirit is also drawn to the natural beauty that Boulder, Colorado has to offer. The rock formations that long predate the homes play to her bohemian spirit that gave her the courage to discover herself and in the process, introducing her to the love that she celebrates at this gathering.

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Inspiration

Photography: Ashley Sawtelle, ashleysawtelle.com

Event Styling + Coordination: Laurel & Rose | Floral Design: European Flower Shop | Makeup: Alchemy Mineral Blends | Hair: Kate Manz | Dress: Leanne Marshall from a&bĂŠ bridal shop | Model: Satya Gottlieb | Rings: Todd Reed | Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Manzanita Paperie by Rebecca Caridad | Chair Rental: Eclectic Hive | Dinner Plate Rentals: All Events | Salad Plates + Linens: Anthropologie House & Home | Silver + Glassware: Vintage | Videography: K Hodge Films

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Photographed in a greenhouse full of cacti and succulents in Russia, this look embodies the gentle nature, elegance, and strong spirit of freedom that is a bohemian beauty’s special magic. Model Angela, has gorgeous red hair and blue eyes – like rich desert rock meeting the sky. Stylist Elen White chose bronze, gold and cream makeup to emphasize her beauty. The look was inspired by the Alexander McQueen FW 14 runway show. It represented pastoral motives, light fabric, mysterious elegance, luminous skin and lips. A messy braid with a delicate sprig of pearls tucked in completes the look.

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Photography: Warm Photo, warmphoto.com

Venue: Greenhouse at Botanical Garden of Moscow State University | Makeup + Hair + Styling: Elen White | Dress: Vintage from designer Mille K of Sweden | Model: Angela | Hair Pieces: Elen White | Rings + Earrings: Diva Russia

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Berry toned florals, lush foliage, trailing passion vines, artichokes and gold skeleton leaves come together in this bridal shoot for an ethereal woodland look photographed at a glasshouse. The talented team that is Pearl & Godiva created this organic fairytale setting for real bride, Aine. Butter-soft canvas cloths and hand-dyed muslin embraced the tables, as well as gold mica sprinkled about like faerie dust. Exquisite calligraphy was lovingly hand-lettered to add richness and another layer to the design, with autumnal quotes and personal messages from Aine and her husband Ray. Hundreds of hand-made candles were lit, adding a delicate glow.

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Photography: Alexander James, alexanderjamesphotography.com

Venue: The Village of Lyons | Planning, Event Design & Styling: Pearl & Godiva | Floral Design for Pearl & Godiva: Hanako | Makeup: Rebecca Todd | Dress: Sanyukta Shreshtha from Little White Dress | Hair: Michelle O’Halloran | Calligraphy: La Happy | Cakes: Impact Cakes

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Inspiration

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The simplistic beauty and raw, natural elements of Great Sand Dunes National Park in Alamosa, Colorado inspired this tranquil photo shoot by Connie Whitlock. Elements like amethyst, unfinished wood, bone (for the silverware), linen, and silk ribbon carried the natural theme throughout the design. We especially love the unique details of little geodes incorporated into the organic bouquet, amethyst pieces tied to the flowing silk ribbon, wind-tousled hair, and neutral makeup. The invitation suite had torn edges with graceful calligraphy and watercolor accents in deep purple and amethyst hues. The beautiful cake had a white base layer with similar accents of painted purple and bronze. A loose fitting, minimally structured dress captured the movement of the wind and the hypnotizing light.

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Photography: Connie Whitlock conniewhitlockphoto.com

Photography, Styling & Design: Connie Whitlock | Floral Design: Flora By Nora | Cake: Megan Joy Cakes | Hair & Makeup: Sara Bearss | Calligraphy & Invitation Suite: Graceline Art | Dress Boutique: The Dress Theory | Dress Designer: Houghton NYC | Model: Madi Spialek For NxtlModel | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Styling & Design: Katie Grant

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This styled shoot at The Atrium at Overton Square in Memphis, Tennessee was inspired by the Nouveau period, specifically the artwork of Alphonse Mucha. The Atrium’s white walls and tall arched ceilings were the perfect backdrop for this lush indoor garden party. Tones of green, white, and gold details accent the playful blush roses and orange ranunculus in the flowing fern bouquet. A pretty swing adorned with vines and vintage settees create a fusion of ethereal outdoors and a nostalgia for the late 19th century.

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Photography: Annabella Charles, annabellacharlesblog.com

Venue: The Atrium At Overton Square | Creative Director, concept designer and stylist: Everbloom Designs | Flowers: L and Jay Productions and Ashlye McCormick Designs | Catering: Simply Delicious | Vintage props rentals: Propcellar Vintage rentals | Other rentals: Mahaffey Tent and party rentals | Invitation and paper products: Socially Inked | Gowns : The Barefoot Bride | Cake: The Flour Garden | Headpieces and Veils : Hushed Commotion | Model: Amax

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Among the gorgeous blossoms of a pear orchard east of the Cascade Mountains, soft spring shades of pink and ivory set the scene for this styled shoot. An enchanting ceremony arbor covered in blooms, floral crown of succulents, ranunculus, hellebore and vines, and mini peach pies for a rustic, moss-covered desert table are just a few of our favorite details. Vashon Island Cider Company provided some of their miniature Pear Hard Cider bottles that make for the cutest favors, to which this creative team tied hand-calligraphed thank you tags. Thousands of petals catching the light and branches holding the promise of fruit, creates the perfect backdrop for love.

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Photography: Blue Rose Pictures, www.bluerosepictures.com

Venue: Private Orchard in Peshastin, WA | Styling and Florals: Patti Bosket | Hair & Makeup + Pies: Shyn Midili | Gowns: Haley Paige from Laineemeg Bridal | Laser Cut Invitations: Lavish Laser Design & Boutique | Grooms Suit: Express | Cider Wedding Favors: Nashi Orchards “Perry” | Thanks you tag calligraphy: A Little Papery | Models: Amanda and Shawn from TCM Models | Film Lab and processing: The FIND Lab

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Heidi + Paul Evergreen, Colorado 07-05-2014 Heidi and Paul’s ‘once upon a time’ began with a Mohawk. She was instantly smitten with Paul’s hair the first time they met in college and several years later they fittingly chose #itstartedwithamohawk as their wedding Instagram hashtag. Their fun, laidback celebration in the mountains showcased the beauty of Colorado and this couple’s unique personalities. “It was really important to us to show all our guests (who were mostly coming from out of town) how beautiful Colorado is and why we moved here from Ohio,” says Heidi. For their four-year anniversary, still new to Colorado, they decided to spend a long weekend hiking in Aspen. “We left early on a Saturday and drove most of the way to Aspen when we saw the road had seasonal closures. I was ready to turn around and head back to Denver, but little did I know Paul had other plans,” she says. By the time they made it they’d been on the road for six hours and were ready to get out and hike. They went straight to the Maroon Bells and hiked up to Crater Lake with their American Bulldog, Mattie. At the lake, with the beautiful scenery in the background they went to take a picture together. That’s when Heidi realized Paul was holding the most beautiful ring in his hand. “We couldn’t have been happier

and Paul couldn’t have picked a more beautiful setting to propose.” Their nontraditional details represented who they are as a couple and the inspiration began with the most beautiful rustic barn in Evergreen. They had a food truck, a gelato cart, mismatched vintage clothing, yard games, and lots of dancing and cocktails! Fresh coral, blush, and mint colors played throughout the floral design and attire. Heidi’s brother was her “Man of Honor,” and one of their best friends, Kyle, was their officiant. Of course, they couldn’t get married without their dog Mattie there as their flower girl. She danced the night away too, and even got sliders from the food truck for dinner! “The most memorable moment for me was the actual ceremony,” says Heidi. “Paul and I had already done a first look beforehand, but I was still filled with excitement and nerves as I walked down the aisle with my dad. Kyle wrote the entire ceremony and no one had any idea what he had written. My favorite part was the fact that he went to both of our parents and asked them for advice on marriage, which he incorporated into the ceremony. We then exchanged vows that we had written.”

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Photography: Connie Whitlock, conniedaiphotography.com

Venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park | Event Design + Planning: A Vintage Affair Events and Rentals | Ceremony Benches: Chairs with Character | Florals + Hairpieces: Violet Floral Design | Wedding Dress Designer: Anna Campbell | Dress Boutique: Felice Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Modcloth, The Limited, Mint Julep Boutique, H&M | Hair: Alex Cox Hair Design | Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry | Groom: clothes from Express, suspenders from Sun Mark Studio, tie from Mosaic Menswear | Paper Goods: Teal Typewriter| Catering: Epicurean | Cake: Whole Foods | Gelato Cart: Flor Di Latte | Reception Chairs/linens: Allwell Rents | DJ: A Music Plus | Guitarist: Chris Webb

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Cassi + Christopher Knoxville Botanical Garden, Tennessee 09-13-2014 Cassi and Chris have charmed our fairytale-hungry hearts with their storybook wedding. Set at the Knoxville Botanical Garden, their day was full of romantic details reflective of their love story and Cassi’s love of Disney. Speaking of which, Chris’s proposal makes us want to watch the classics all over again. “I was completely caught off guard,” says Cassi. “He rented out an entire historic theatre in downtown Nashville called The Belcourt. He had them put Cassi and Chris in all of the little marquees throughout the theatre and had them play us one of my favorite Disney movies, Aladdin. After the movie ended he got down on one knee in the theatre and asked me to start ‘a whole new world’ with him. I said yes and then we started planning our fairytale wedding!” Everything from Cassi’s flowing blush gown and princess tresses to the unique woodland bridesmaid “bouquets” and giant storybook ceremony backdrop have a magical quality that most brides only dream of. But these two made it a reality. “I’ve always felt like our relationship was too good to be true and that he was my perfect fairytale romance so I definitely had to incorporate Disney love stories and fairytales into our wedding,” says Cassi.

The book backdrop was created in a garage by the team at Whimsical Gatherings from foam insulation board, foam slab, velvet, muslin, gold paint, canvas, and lots of glue and duct tape! It was then painted by their head designer, Colby West with help on graphics by Jude Staunton. It took two days for them to install and many months of designing and planning with the bride. They also had Disney love quotes placed on banners throughout the wedding, skeleton key place cards, and an enchanting woodland table at the dinner reception. The long wooden table’s center was outfitted in moss, books, glass cloches, candlelight, and little woodland animal figurines – deer, rabbits, owls, etc. When asked what advice she has for other couples, Cassi says “I would just advise that you give yourself plenty of time to plan and enjoy the process. Everything flies by so fast and I’m so glad that we gave ourselves plenty of time to enjoy it all and not stress so much. I would also suggest that, although this is your wedding day, you think about your guests as well. Splurge a little on a wedding planner and a team to setup/teardown so that your guests can enjoy the day and not have to worry about working while they are there.”

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Photography: Jessie Holloway Photography, jessieholloway.com

Venue: Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum | Wedding Planner + styling and dÊcor: Bettina Hamblin with Luxe Catering and Events | Floral Design: Whimsical Gatherings | Bride’s Dress: Wtoo | Hair: Jeremy Wann | Makeup: FACE by Raymie Alsobrooks | Lighting : Ogle Entertainment | Furniture Rentals: Restoration Rentals | Catering: Luxe Catering and Events | Keyhole Cake: Cheryl McMillan Cake Design | All Other Cakes: Luxe Catering and Events | DJ: Ogle Entertainment | Videography: Peerless Films

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Mackenzie + Aaron Moab / Lindon, Utah 05-24-2014 Mackenzie and Aaron aren’t your typical love story though you might say they certainly had their head in the clouds. These two skydivers literally fell in love in the sky. “I spend my weekends jumping at Skydive Utah and Aaron moved from North Carolina to Utah and took a job as a tandem instructor there,” says Mackenzie. “It’s a pretty tightknit community and the people you jump with inevitably become close friends.” Two peas in a pod, or rather two birds of a feather, Mackenzie reflects on their engagement. “It was Christmas Eve, and we were exchanging gifts. We exchanged our first gifts, and we had each gotten a book for the other. We exchanged a second gift and to our surprise we had each gotten the other a mug. We laughed over the fact that we were thinking so similarly. My last gift for him was a watch. He continued the pattern by getting me jewelry also, and gave me my last gift on his knee, a ring.” Because flight was what brought them together, they wanted to represent it in the details of their wedding and used feathers instead of flowers for the boutonnieres and at every place setting.

The simple, free-spirited details went perfectly with the natural, windswept landscape of southern Utah. Even Mackenzie’s gorgeous BHLDN gown seemed prone to dance with the wind. They chose to have their pre-wedding photos done in Moab against the natural backdrop of expansive red rocks. While there, they collected stones that were used in their centerpieces. The rich rosy rocks, glowing sunlight, and ever-present breeze seemed as much a guest as any on their big day. Mackenzie wore two different flower crowns, one specifically for the ceremony to match her bouquet in shades of white, peach, and deep ruby red. She also wore earrings that are a family heirloom – her ‘something old.’ The natural beauty of their wedding venue, at Wadley Farms, also provided a charming ambiance that didn’t require extensive embellishment. “I am grateful that I let the natural beauty of the venue stand on its own,” says Mackenzie. “It was so comfortable and intimate and gorgeous. Everything about the venue just led to the beauty of the day.”

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Photography: Alixann Loosle, alixannlooslephotography.com

First Look Venue: Moab | Reception Venue: Wadley Farms | Floral: Erin Nielson | Dress + Capelet: BHLDN | Shoes: Anthropologie | Earrings: Family heirloom | Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Boutonnière: Pomp and Plumage | Cake: Wedding Cakes by Dawna | Brides Ring: Diamond’s Custom Jewelers, Salt Lake City | Grooms Ring: Rosler, Etsy Shop | Catering: Chef Clark and Chef Tim of the Mariposa, Deer Valley

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Lindsey + Kevin Memphis, Tennessee 09-14-2013 Lindsey and Kevin are a fun and extroverted couple who had their wedding at a place most kids would only dream of having the party of a lifetime – at the zoo. “We questioned the zoo venue at times, but it was beautiful once it was all set up,” says Lindsey. The candles and ceremony on the rocks were spectacular – and perfectly timed at sunset with howling wolves! The polar bear did a dance for us during cocktail hour, and my bouquet and the flowers were STUNNING.” Their whimsical day has us smiling, as does the ironic story of how they met. They both grew up in Marietta, GA where they shopped at the same grocery store, attended the same YoungLife camps, went to the same public library. Yet they never crossed paths as they attended rival high schools. Then Kevin moved to Memphis in January of 2011 for his job with an investment banking firm, where Lindsey had been working since summer of 2007. “We officially first started talking via email, as that’s how we were introduced (a friend on Kevin’s floor asked me to email him and welcome him to the company and Memphis since I was from Kevin’s same hometown). We emailed back and forth from January to March, never meeting for one reason or another. We finally met

for the first time over drinks at Flight Restaurant on April 21, 2011. I really didn’t want to date anyone at the time, so I put up all kinds of walls. Kevin asked me to a Grizzlies playoff game, a concert at Live in the Garden and a Redbirds game, and I turned down all three! Finally two days before the Redbirds game, I asked if the ticket was still available. He replied “I’ll pick you up noon.” That was Labor Day 2011, and we went on three more dates that week! I pretty much knew within a month that I would spend my life with him. I tell him all the time how grateful I am that he stuck around and didn’t give up on me. He told me the Redbirds game was my last shot – thank goodness I changed my mind!” As they both love the outdoors, animals, adventures, great food and wine, and random dance parties (“We don’t really have a song but will dance to pretty much anything,” Lindsey says), the Memphis zoo turned out to be the perfect venue for a combination of whimsy, natural elegance, and plenty of dancing. “We loved having friends and family, from all over the country, break it down on the dance floor with us. We will never forget what a memorable night it was!”

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Photography: Annabella Charles, annabellacharlesblog.com

Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Memphis Zoo | Pre-Ceremony Venue: The Memphis Botanic Gardens | Floral Design: Haute Horticulture | Coordinator: Amy Miller Events | Lighting: Moonshine Lighting | Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Natalie Chang | Rentals: Mahaffey Tents & Rentals | Cake: The Flour Garden | Catering: CFY Catering | Prop Stylist: Kristin WolterCanfield of Everbloom Designs | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

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Katie + Tom Johnsbury, Vermont 07-12-2014 Katie and Tom, who met when at university, planned their beautiful Vermont destination wedding while living in Sweden and California. Talk about being organized! “I’m from California and Tom is from England,” says Katie. “So we had decided early on that we wanted a destination wedding, in particular, New England, thinking it was the perfect blend of our two cultures. Plus it was (somewhat) half way for both families. I fell in love early on with rustic/barn weddings and when I came across the Alerin Barn knew immediately it was the most idyllic spot. That was truly, the basis of all my inspiration.” At the time they planned their wedding, Katie and Tom were in Sweden where Tom was earning a master’s degree, so Katie scheduled phone calls with her mom in California and vendors from Vermont at odd hours. Katie chose corals and gold colors which went perfectly with the natural green backdrop and the neutral tones of the barn. An elegant but also relaxed atmosphere is very much what the Alerin Barn encompasses. They served their guests stone-baked pizza and Ben & Jerry’s at their welcome dinner the night before, and ribs, burgers, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob for the wedding dinner. A

country-chic naked cake, pies, and s’mores was served for dessert. “We brought in elegant touches with flowers, candle-lit lanterns, gorgeous linens on the tables, and because of my love for prints, Lilly-Pulitzer-inspired napkins my amazing mom made for all 60 guests from six different fabrics we chose.” They also used that same idea when creating the program booklets, petal cones, and seating arrangements. Another favorite touch, especially of the guests, was the guest book. They purchased a Polaroid camera and asked guests to snap a selfie and put it next to their entry in the guestbook. “So much fun looking back on all our photos!” Katie’s main advice to other couples in the planning process: give yourself enough time. “We got engaged in January and could have very well planned a perfectly lovely wedding for that summer, however we decided to give ourselves one and a half years to plan, I was able to book my first choice in vendors including the amazing florist, photographer, caterer and venue (who were all booked up) and as I said they really made the difference. A huge weight was then off my shoulders and I was able to really focus on the small creative details that I added on throughout the year.”

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Photography: Rodeo & Co. Photography, rodeoandco.com

Venue: Alerin Barn | Floral: Emily Herzig Floral Studio | Dress: Enzoani | Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew | Groomsmen: J. Crew | Bowties: Tiebar.com | Catering: Spice of Life | Cake: Bentley Bakery | Day-of-Wedding Coordinators: Christy and Alexa Tomlinson

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Katie + Judge Athens, Georgia 11-22-2014 Katie and Judge met in college when a mutual friend introduced them, but Katie says it wasn’t love-at-first-sight. “He was a strength and conditioning coach for the UGA football team during my Junior year, and I was not one to go for athletes. I didn’t think Judge was my type, as he often was wearing football work-out gear. We became the closest of friends though,” says Katie. A year later when she saw him all dressed up for an event they attended together, things changed. “My heart shifted when he wore dress pants instead of sweat pants. From there, the fireworks began.” Katie envisioned her wedding to be full of classic, southern style, but with a woodsy atmosphere. Seeing the beauty in simplicity, she sought out natural, antique details, and looked for a venue in North Georgia (where she had lived) that hadn’t seen many couples tie the knot. “I wanted to be married in a holy space where not many are married today. For some reason, I was adverse to the pre-packaged marriage venues that feel like nuptial factories and didn’t want to be wed in a spot that a lot of people knew about,” says Katie. The sanctuary of Watkinsville, which is now a private residence, provided

the perfect spot. The church was built in the 1800s and has 17-foot ceilings and large windows in the back that bring in beautiful natural light. The lovely couple who own and live in the space, also sometimes act as florists and so the room is often used as a greenhouse for plants in the fall and winter. Katie and Tom were able to use some of the greenery for the ceremony – an easy space to bring the outside in. Most details were DIY. They used a lot of seeded eucalyptus, Calla Lilies, branches, gold pinecones, orange berries and white roses. “I wanted it to feel as if any of the materials we used could have been gathered outside,” says Katie. She wore her grandmother’s gold locket, and so all the accents down to the chargers were a muted gold. One of the bride’s best friends, Pete Hutchison, made the wedding cake from scratch and worked with their florist to make sure all the details of the cake lined up with the theme. A local bluegrass band played during their reception at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens, where Katie and Judge greeted guests at the door with hot cider and happy hearts.

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Photography: Letters + Light Photography, lettersandlightco.com Ceremony Venue: Sanctuary of Watkinsville | Reception Venue: State

Botanical Gardens of Georgia | Dress: Sottero and Midgely | Flowers: Lee Garner and Alisia Goff | Hair: Hannah Finnan | Flower Earrings: Antique | Makeup: Ashley House | Calligraphy: Christina Hensely | Catering: Brett’s Casual American | Chairs + Tent: Oconee Events | DJ: Steve Harpine | MC: Taylor Childers

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This Page: Rebecca Gosselin Photography, Valley Flora (Napa, CA) Right: Illustration by D贸ra Katona


Berry Bouquets For a delicious addition to your wedding bouquet, consider including berries in your design. Not only do these beauties add a wild and organic look to your bouquet, but they’re great for textural detail and seasonal panache. Summer and autumn is the perfect time to use freshly foraged berries such as blackberries, raspberries, or even rose hips (yes, those are berries). But we also love the idea of beautiful strawberries, as in the bouquet pictured at left, or a variety of multistemmed round berries such as hypericum and pepperberry which are typically a warm pink, or red color. Of course berries associated with the winter season (snowberry, winterberry) are always a pretty choice for cooler temps. We hope you’re inspired by these berry bouquets! - NF

Suggested Berries for Bouquets Strawberry Raspberry Blackberry Snowberry Winterberry Hypericum Berry Viburnum Berry Privet Berry Pepperberry

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Kate Ann Photography / Nature of Design with Janet Flowers Pepperberry

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Brooke Schultz Photography / Calie Rose Wedding & Events Hypericum Berry

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Sleepy Fox Photography / Suzanne Martenson of Stems and styles Privet Berries

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Emily G Photography / Floral Designs by Alicia Viburnum and Juniper Berries

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Photography and floral design by Clayton Austin Rose Hips and Hypericum Berries

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DIY

Sourcream Rhubarb

Cupcakes

by linda lomelino

WITH GINGER CREAM CHEESE FROSTING AND POACHED RHUBARB For rhubarb lovers this might just become your new favorite treat, and it would certainly be a welcome sight at a rustic wedding. Linda Lomelino, who created this recipe and these mouthwatering photos, wasn’t even very fond of rhubarb before she whipped this up in her kitchen. However, she soon found that rhubarb blends gorgeously with vanilla, ginger and cardamom, and we couldn’t be more excited that she has shared this creative recipe with us! After this don’t forget to head to her blog callmecupcake.se for pretty much the most amazing food photography you’ve ever seen in your life. -NF

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Sourcream rhubarb cupcakes

Ingredients 1 ¼ cups + 2 tbsp (195 g) all purpose flour ¾ cup + 1 tbsp (180 g) granulated sugar 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 100 g softened butter 2 medium eggs ½ cup (125 ml) sour cream ½ tsp vanilla extract or ¼ tsp vanilla powder 100 g rhubarb, trimmed and finely chopped (about ¾ cup)

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Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 175째C (350F). Prepare a baking pan for normal size cupcakes with 12 cupcake liners, or a mini cupcake pan with 24 liners (I made medium to mini sized ones so I ended up with 18). 2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. 3. Add butter, eggs, sour cream and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in chopped rhubarb. 4. Divide batter amongst the cupcake liners and bake for 20-23 minutes for normal size cupcake, 18 minutes for medium and 15 minutes for mini. Check doneness with a toothpick before removing from the oven. Let cool. Makes 12 normal size cupcakes, or 18-24 medium to mini

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Poached rhubarb with cardamom Ingredients 100 g rhubarb, trimmed and finely chopped (about ¾ cup) 1/3 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp (100ml) water 3 tbsp granulated sugar ¼ – ½ tsp freshly ground cardamom (to taste, can be omitted or replaced with vanilla)

Instructions 1. Put rhubarb, water, sugar and cardamom in a saucepan. 2. Let simmer very gently for about 5 minutes or until rhubarb is soft, not mushy! 3. Put a strainer on top of a bowl. Pour mixture into strainer and put the rhu barb pieces in another bowl to cool. Pour the liquid back into the saucepan and let simmer until slightly thickened, about 5-10 minutes. Pour into a bowl to let cool. Mix together rhubarb and liquid.

Ginger cream cheese frosting

Ingredients 150 g softened butter 1 - 1 ¼ cups (120 - 180 g, to taste) powdered sugar 200 g cream cheese ¼ – ½ tsp dried ground ginger (can be omitted or replaced with fresh finely grated ginger) pink food coloring, if desired Instructions 1. Beat butter until pale. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth and pale, about 1 minute. 2. Add cream cheese, ginger and food coloring and beat until smooth. Assembly 1. Fill a piping bag fitted with a large round piping with frosting. 2. Pipe ”blobs” on top of each cupcake. Use an offset spatula or a spoon to cre ate a swirl or a well in each blob. 3. Spoon poached rhubarb on top and decorate with apple blossoms.

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Check out Linda’s books: Lomelino’s Cakes: 27 Pretty Cakes to Make Any Day Special Lomelino’s Ice Cream: 79 Ice Creams, Sorbets, and Frozen Treats to Make Any Day Sweet Sweet Food and Photography (coming in 2016)

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Honeymoons Set Sail on an Alaskan Adventure

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

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ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF ALASKA ADVENTURE SAILING

If you’re looking for a honeymoon that is a bit different and you are a couple who prefer to get off the beaten path, then consider booking an Alaskan sailing adventure with Captain Hoock (yes, that’s his real name). He offers multi-day sail boat charters around Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage where you can watch glaciers calving from a fully heated private sailboat, the S/V Arcturus. Tours are fully customizable, from mild to wild. Either way, it won’t be a boring beach vacation. Tours can accommodate families, groups of friends, small private weddings, intimate honeymoon adventures, professional photographers, and extreme sport enthusiasts. Learn more at alaskaadventuresailing.com.


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Directory WEDDING & EVENT PLANNERS

CAKES & CATERING

AMY MILLER EVENTS info@amymillerweddings.com amymillerweddings.com Memphis, TN

BENTLEY’S BAKERY bentleysbakeryvt.com yum@bentleysbakeryvt.com Danville, VT

A VINTAGE AFFAIR EVENTS hello@avintageaffairevents.com avintageaffairevents.com Denver, CO

MEGAN JOY CAKES megan@chefmeganjoy.com meganjoycakes.com Colorado

LUXE CATERING & EVENTS 865-310-0983 iluvluxe.com Knoxville, TN

THE FLOUR GARDEN theflourgardenmemphis@gmail.com facebook.com/FlourGarden Memphis, TN

EVENT & EDITORIAL STYLING

FLORAL DESIGN

EVERBLOOM DESIGNS Kristin@everbloomdesign.com everbloomdesign.com Memphis, TN

ASHLEY MCCORMICK ashlye@ashlyemccormick.com ashlyemccormick.com

LAUREL & ROSE hello@laurelandrose.com laurelandrose.com Boulder, CO PEARL & GODIVA studio@pearlandgodiva.com pearlandgodiva.com Worldwide WHIMSICAL GATHERINGS info@whimsicalgatherings.com whimsicalgatherings.com Tennessee

FASHION, JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES BETH CYR beth@bethcyr.com bethcyr.com Nationwide BRENT & JESS info@brentjess.com brentjess.com Nationwide SILK & WILLOW silkandwillow.com Wordwide VIOLETTE & IRIS info@violetteandiris.com violetteandiris.com Worldwide

THE BARN AT EVERGREEN MEMORIAL PARK 303-674-0556 thebarnatemp.com Evergreen, CO TREEHOUSE POINT weddings@treehousepoint.com treehousepoint.com Fall City, Washington VILLAGE AT LYONS info@villageatlyons.com villageatlyons.com Co Kildare, Ireland

PHOTOGRAPHY

JESSIE HOLLOWAY hello@jessieholloway.com jessieholloway.com KATE ANN PHOTOGRAPHY kate@kateannphotography.com kateannphotography.com Maryland KATE ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY info@katerobinsonphotography.com katerobinsonphotography.com New Zealand LETTERS + LIGHT lindsay@lettersandlightco.com lettersandlightco.com Athens, Georgia REBECCA GOSSELIN info@rebeccagosselin.com rebeccagosselin.com Sonoma, CA

EMILY HERZIG FLORAL STUDIO info@ehfloral.com ehfloral.com New England

ALEXANDER JAMES alexanderjamesphoto@icloud.com alexanderjamesphotography.co.uk England + Worldwide

EUROPEAN FLOWER SHOP ali@europeanflowershop.com europeanflowershop.com Colorado

ALIXANN LOOSLE aloosle@live.com alixannlooslephotography.com Utah + Nationwide

SLEEPY FOX PHOTOGRAPHY sleepyfoxphotography.com Huntsville, AL

FLORA BY NORA florabynora@gmail.com florabynora.com Denver, CO

ANNABELLA CHARLES annabellacharlesphoto@gmail.com annabellacharles.com Tennessee + Nationwide

WARM PHOTO warmingphoto@gmail.com warmphoto.com Moscow, Russia

HANAKO FLORAL STUDIO hanako.flowers@gmail.com hanako.ie Ireland

ASHLEY SAWTELLE ashley@ashleysawtelle.com ashleysawtelle.com Boulder, CO

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HAUTE HORTICULTURE hautehorticulture.com Tennesee + Nationwide

BLUE ROSE PICTURES Brittany@bluerosepictures.com bluerosepictures.com Seattle, WA + Wordlwide

REGISTRY, FAVORS + GIFTS

PATTI BOSKET patti@pattibosket.com pattibosket.com Leavenworth, WA

BROOKE SCHULTZ brookeschultzphotography.com Utah + Worldwide

VIOLET FLORAL DESIGN Tricia@VioletFloralDesign.com violetfloraldesign.com Nashville, TN

CLAYTON AUSTIN loveisabird.com Worldwide

EVENT VENUES

CONNIE WHITLOCK connie@conniewhitlockphoto.com conniewhitlockphoto.com

ALERIN BARN tomlinso@gmail.com thealerinbarn.com Johnsbury, Vermont

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THE ATRIUM AT OVERTON SQUARE +1 901 232 3355 theatriummemphis.com Memphis, TN

EMILY G PHOTOGRAPHY emily@emilygphotography.com emilygphotography.com Portland, OR

RODEO + CO. PHOTOGRAPHY meg@rodeoandco.com rodeoandco.com New England

LOVE VS DESIGN lovevsdesign.com

TORIN JUDD FINE ART torinjudd-fineart.com New Hampshire + Nationwide

HONEYMOON & TRAVEL ALASKA ADVENTURE SAILING info@AKsailing.com alaskaadventuresailing.com TREEHOUSE POINT weddings@treehousepoint.com treehousepoint.com Fall City, Washington

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CALL ME CUPCAKE callmecupcake.se

Tata Harper tataharperskincare.com

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Vegan Cuts vegancuts.com/beautybox

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Sweet Moment: Heidi + Paul cut the cake, but they also had a gelato cart! See their real wedding on page 76.

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