Posts Tagged ‘charming’

Autumn Woodland Wedding by Rustic Charm and Amie Schroeder Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Holiday weeks are such a nice time to cozy up with love stories… especially those with heartfelt elements that just shine right thru the photos.  Erica and James’ big day couldn’t be more brimming with creativity and distinct, heartwarming inspiration!  The couple personally touched every detail of the day.  Both are creatives, a wedding planning dream team- James is a graphic designer and Erica is the lead designer of Rustic Charm, a boutique event styling and rental company.  James designed the paper goods while Erica went about incorporating incredible vintage elements into the rustic New Jersey setting.  Enjoy their story in photos by Amie Schroeder Photography.

The bride says, ‘James and I just fit. Finding each other was like finding a super comfy hooded sweatshirt – like you didn’t know how comfortable life could be and then one day, there it is, and your life is never the same. It’s all cotton-y and plush…and even if it’s windy, you can pull the hood on. Then you stop and think, wow, I am never going to be the same. This sweatshirt is going to keep me warm all the days of my life.’

Having grown up on 5oo+ lush acres of land, Erica had her sights set on an outdoor wedding with a tent, a barn, and shabby-chic style. They searched high and low for the kind of venue that had the bare bones – one that they could go to town with.  Hosted at the Raritan Inn at Middle Valley, the day had all the makings of a classic, at-home feel, graced with found items and rustic appeal.

James designed the one-of-a-kind save the dates, invitations, programs, menus and game cards for each and every setting. When selecting the props, they envisioned the comforts of home being taken outdoors, and romanced by nature and lush greens.

The reception was a rustic dream; with the help of Erica’s mom (and Rustic Charm business partner), hand-cut burlap runners, lemon leaf table garlands, amber Anjous pears, and darling graphic love quotes were all in their perfect place.  There is so much to admire!  Erica and James have quite the ‘how we met’ story, which you can catch down below…

A big thanks to Erica of Rustic Charm for sharing this so so special day with us!


Photos by Amie Schroeder Photography

Styling, Furniture, Props & Rentals by Rustic Charm

Bridal Gown by Pronovias from Maya Couture; Shoes by Nine West

Bridesmaids Dresses by Lord and Taylor

Venue: Raritan Inn at Middle Valley

Florals by Calico Country Flowers

Invitations, Menus & Paper Goods by Diverio Creative

Rentals by Super Stuff Party Rentals

Catering by Stella G’s

Jewelry by i do… i do…

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DIY Wednesday: Moss Heart Décor
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Victoria Hudgins

Moss is a beautiful greenery accent to use during the winter wedding season. It instantly warms up a space and is rich and earthy in texture. Moss is easy to mold and in the form of heart shapes, brings a dose of charm to a ceremony or reception space.  They can be used as bunting, a chair back, wall display or as a darling solution for aisle dividers.

Step One. First decide what shapes you would like the moss to be molded into. Trace and cut the shape out of thick card stock or cardboard.

Step Two. Purchase moss at your local craft store and tear it apart to create a more organic (wild) feel.

Step Three. Using hot glue, secure the moss to your molded cut out by the handful.

Step Four.  Glue string along the backside for bunting or use removable sticky tack to secure the molds directly to a wall (be sure to get permission from your venue first)!

What a cute craft!

Project Design by A Subtle Revelry; Photos by Pictilio

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Chevron Love: Amanda’s Bridal Shower
Posted by Kate. Filed under bridal shower

Let’s just say that Amanda’s best gals have an eye for design!  Her cousins (Emily and Jeanna) teamed up with their moms to pull of this charming, yet sophisticated fête in her honor.  These ladies really know how to personalize, personalize, personalize!  Every little detail was in place for the yellow and navy inspired shower in Cohasset, Massachusetts.The centerpiece of the party was an elaborate candy spread, dubbed ‘Mandy’s Candy’s.’  A yellow chevron fabric provided a chic backdrop for the sweets in the foreground.  Guests sipped on delicious blueberry lemonade cocktails (in mason jars with customized straws)!  I’m especially loving the monogram and fancy paper goods. 

Photos and Design by Emily Adams & co.

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Charming Red & Yellow Wedding by onelove photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

We just have to gush a little bit about this week’s Real Wedding

The couple, Erin and Alan, just radiates warmth and love, and their goal was to plan a charming, inviting celebration for their guests.

They married on a rustic estate outside of San Francisco… it was an incredible venue.

Sara of onelove photography documented their vintage style and priceless moments.  (Her work is amazing)!

The palette was red, yellow, and white, and it couldn’t have been more perfect!The bridesmaids were glammed up in golden frocks by BHLDN and accessories by Stella and Dot.  Erin wore those cute rosy patent leather flats by Steve Madden. The day was filled with tons of stylish details like paper goods by megtab designs, mums for tossing, pennant flags, and handmade accessories for the flower girls.  A spacious setting, elegant landscaping, and Italian string lights set the stage for the reception.  The couple sourced tons of vintage décor from the Alameda Antique Show; Alan’s mom collected over 400 mason jars to use as vases and drinking glasses!

The evening ended with dancing and ice cream sandwiches!

There’s tons more to see, so check out the full feature {here}.

Photographs by onelove photography

Venue: A Private Estate

Bride’s Hair by Jenna Dyer

Bridal Gown by Trudy’s Brides

Shoes by Steve Madden

Florals by Jory’s Flowers

Bridesmaid’s Dresses by BHLDN

Paper Goods by megtab designs

Officiant: Chris Atwell of Portico Church

Lighting by LightHeaded Designs

Catering by Classic Catering

Ice Cream Sandwiches by C.R.E.A.M.

And one lovely video by Cloudless

Erin & Alan {Walnut Creek, CA} from Cloudless on Vimeo.

From the Bride: Our wedding coordinator asked us to decide on three words for our wedding so that we could focus on making decisions for our big day around those three words. We decided we wanted to have a wedding that was intimate, charming and fun.

INTIMATE: We were so excited to have our family and friends all together in one place and we wanted them to feel completely a part of our big day rather than just sitting on the sidelines.

CHARMING: We didn’t want a wedding that was formal or stuffy. We wanted it to be warm and welcoming….CHARMING!  We love the rustic, elegant look….sort of like Anthropologie… we ran with that with the old milk bottles, pepsi crates, milk tins, burlap, garden flowers, type writers and more!

FUN: We really wanted the wedding to display our personalities and not be too uptight because our goal was just to have a fun celebration with all the people we love. When things started to get stressful, we tried to ask ourselves ‘are we having fun? Will this make the wedding more fun or does it really matter?’

Favorite things/moments:

The venue is a family friend’s home and she was SO gracious to open her home to us for our wedding. We are in love with the place and feel so honored.

My cousin Stacie made the flower girl belts and baskets, ring bearer boutonniere & pillow, and my garter. SHE IS AMAZING!

I love that our guests threw mums down the aisle at us after we were announced husband and wife.

We collected a lot of the décor from the Alameda Antique Show. There were so many vintage things there. One item was an old easel that we hung all the seating assignments on and wrote “Please take a seat.”

My Grammie and Mom made all of our burlap runners and my Grammie made all of our pennant flags : )

My boss’s dad is a bee keeper and provided all the honey favors. We made tags for the honey that said “Meant to bee.”

I loved our sparkler exit. We found them in our friend’s garage and it was all very last minute, but am sooo glad we used them!

One of our favorite parts was the ice cream sandwiches for dessert. A place in Berkeley was more than willing to fulfill this vision of having ice cream sandwiches rather than cake. We were their first wedding which was super fun and they did GREAT! Our guests loved them!

I got most of my ideas from Pinterest. I ordered some things from Etsy too – – the guy’s bowties, socks, ring bearer bowtie, guestbook, and more!

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