Posts Tagged ‘natural’

DIY Wednesday: Gathered Wildflower Bouquet
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Flowers

By: Chelsea Fuss

This sweet, organic bouquet is filled with late spring and early summer wildflowers. It would look great with a flowing chiffon dress or a short little number and it’s easy to make yourself.  Total cost was around $50!

Flower recipe:                                                                                        Supplies:

5 stems Alchemilla (also called Lady’s Mantle)                              Clippers

3 stems of Lupine                                                                                  Scissors

2 stems White Allium                                                                            Twine

3 stems of Chervil (you can also use Queen Anne’s Lace)           Bucket with Water

3 stems of blooming White Spirea

2 Ferns

1 stem of Viburnum


Step One. Start by trimming up all your flowers. Remove most of the leaves and extra branches from the stems.

Step Two. Begin your bouquet by starting with 1 Lupine flower and adding the Alchemilla with it.

Step Three. Add the Viburnum to the back of the bouquet to support the arrangement.

Step Four. Try to create a triangular shape bouquet.

Step Five. Add the Chervil or Queen Anne’s Lace last, as they are fragile.

Step Six. Secure with twine.

Step Seven. Check the shape of the bouquet to make sure you like it. If you need to add or move things, do that and then secure again with twine.

Step Eight. Keep in a bucket of water in a cool place until ready for use.

Natural gorgeousness!

Photos and Floral Styling by Chelsea Fuss


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Gamze + David at San Ysidro Ranch
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

If ever there was a wedding of utter rustic sophistication… I think, my friends, this would be it.  These perfectly exquisite photographs were sent over by (none other than) Jose Villa… Indulge and enjoy this peek at Gamze and David’s San Ysidro Ranch nuptials. 

We sorta can’t get enough of the bride’s style (Oscar gown and sleek high bun) and the groom’s sharp look. Everything from the reception décor to the timeless film photographs- just perfect.  Sighhhh….

Photographs by Jose Villa

Bridal Gown by Oscar de la Renta

Venue: San Ysidro Ranch


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Karis + Stephen: Sweet Chattanooga Real Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Our dear friends over at Paper Antler sent over this sweet, sweet Tennessee wedding the other day.  We are totally in awe of Karis and Stephen’s unique meeting and we can’t get enough of the beautiful and natural simplicity of their oh-so-happy day!   Read more down below:

Karis is one of seven children, and grew up in Ireland.  Stephen, who is one of three children, grew up in Chicago but has been living in Nairobi, Kenya for the past four years.  Karis + Stephen were introduced through a mutual friend in Kenya, and after dating long distance (very long distance) for the majority of their relationship, and after a proposal atop the summit of Mt. Kenya, they wed in Chattanooga, TN, surrounded by friends and family from all over the world.  Their reception took place at a quaint bed and breakfast, and featured some serious dancing, lawn games, and fireworks across the pond, which were a surprise from Karis to Stephen.

Karis + Stephen exhibit a joy and a love that is contagious.  Their smiles light up a room and it was rare to see either one of them not on the brink of laughter.  We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of their day and we wish them all the best as they continue their journey back to Nairobi, Kenya!

-Jonny + Michelle of Paper Antler

(P.S. If you haven’t heard.. Jonny and Michelle are currently booking weddings around the country for their 2012 Fifty Nifty tour!  They’re aiming to photograph 50 weddings in 50 states during the year… and $1,000 from each wedding will go directly to She Dances, an extraordinary organization working to rescue young girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited in Honduras.  Seriously, you should book Paper Antler… not only are they extremely talented, but they’re also some sort of crazy awesome). ♥

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