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Classic Backyard Wedding

Sarah and Teddy’s Michigan backyard wedding is a true family affair! Held at Sarah’s aunt and uncle’s farm in Sawyer, their vision was a garden party feel with rustic elements and a bit of DIY flair. Nearly all of their nearest and dearest helped with the day’s details. Sarah’s younger sister created the stationery, her older sister played during their ceremony, and her father lit the reception tent. Teddy is a cellist and composed the song that played during the bridesmaids’ processional, and his father created beautiful pottery vases for the cocktail tables. Sarah’s mother is a photographer and created photo escort cards, while Teddy’s mother handmade a beautiful quilt for the couple featuring family wedding photos. The couple even created favors of pickled cucumbers and peppers from their garden! Stella Event Design designed arrangements in shades of blush and pink to complement the lush gardens on the property, which not only played host to the festivities of the day but also housed many guests who chose to camp out in “Tent Village”. This day couldn’t be more of a perfect labor of love, and we adore the beautiful way it was captured in the gorgeous images from Jen Lynne Photography!

Pretty Backyard Michigan Wedding

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Taupe Jim Hjelm Bridesmaids

Ribbon on BouquetFlower Girls

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Fuchsia and Blush Bouquet

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Pretty Backyard Michigan Wedding

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Pretty Backyard Michigan WeddingMenu Tucked in Place Setting

Elegant Rustic CenterpiecePickles for Wedding Favors

Pink and Blush Centerpiece in Wooden Box

Wedding Cake with Pink FlowersPink Flower in Bud Vase

Wooden Tables for Wedding ReceptionPretty Backyard Michigan Wedding

Photography – Jen Lynne Photography | Venue – Private Residence | Floral and Day-of Coordination – Stella Event Design | Catering – The Gilmore Collection | Bakery – Cakabakery | Rentals – Fancy Fray, Classic Catering & Events, and Rentalex | DJ – Style Matters | Ceremony Musicians – Clark Street Quartet | Hair Stylist – Elliot Yared, Rubies Salon | Makeup Artist – Erick Gerson | Bridesmaids Dresses – Jim Hjelm | Gown – Ulla-Maija from Joan Pillow Bridal | Bride’s Shoes – Ivanka Trump | Suit – Hugo Boss | Tie – Brooks Brothers | Groom’s Shoes – Aldo | Chalkboard Art – Ashley Elander | Beverages – Liquor Locker

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Welcome To The Weekend

Happy May Day! Spring is in full-bloom and we are counting down the minutes until we can soak up the gorgeous weekend weather ahead.  This week’s prettiness far exceeded our expectations—especially with this elegant garden wedding inspiration which features the work of our talented EAD vendors: Wild Green Yonder and Jordan K Winn!

Centerpiece by Wild Green YonderBouquet by Wild Green Yonder

{Images by Sarah Bradshaw Photography via Style Me Pretty}

A few of our favorites from the week:

Have a beautiful weekend, friends! xo

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Jordan K Winn & Company and Wild Green Yonder are members of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or to apply to become a member, click here.
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    Colorful Southwestern Wedding Inspiration

    Today’s inspiration board is bringing to life a vibrant, bohemian wedding! Southwestern touches such as succulents and beading pair with a glamorous color palette of copper, turquoise, coral, and peach to echo the colors of sunset and the desert. We love the idea of using exotic blooms, such as protea, and adding a bit of color to your dress, like the hint of orange in this bride’s floaty Marchesa gown. We’re swooning over this fun and colorful palette!

    Colorful Southwestern Wedding Inspiration

    Top row: stationery by Idieh Design and bouquet by Petal Pusher, images by Melissa Jill Photography via 100 Layer Cake; tablescape design by Jesi Haack Design, image by Jose Villa via 100 Layer Cake | Middle row: southwestern-inspired bridesmaids, image by Lisa O’Dwyer via Green Wedding ShoesMarchesa gown, image by Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty | Bottom row: copper wedding cake, image by Hannah Lundberg Photography via Polka Dot Bride; succulent escort cards, image by Abi Q Photography via Ruffled

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    Lisa O'Dwyer Photography and Melissa Jill Photography are members of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or to apply to become a member, click here.
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    Rustic + Chic St. Louis Wedding

    Jess and Bassey combined neutral tones with a botanical feel for their St. Louis wedding. Kristin Ashley Events curated the event, pulling together bohemian details, such as a feather at each place setting, with organic elements like the unique baby’s breath reception chandelier. Bloomin’ Buckets created centerpieces in accents of pink and green to bring color to the earthy palette of the Forest Park Visitors Center. Each place setting was dressed with a calligraphy quote from the couple’s favorite band, Mumford and Sons. Sadly, Bassey lost his brother, who was to be his best man, three weeks before their wedding. To honor Imoh, the couple had tie bands engraved in his memory for their groomsmen. These two are so radiant with joy and love, even in the face of their recent loss, as shown in their gorgeous trailer from Sweet Tea Media and in the beautiful images from Heather Roth Fine Art Photography.

    Jimmy Choo Lottie Sandal NeutralBride in Lace Trimmed Wedding Veil

    Pale Lavender Bridesmaids DressesRuins at the Piper Palm House

    Ivory Peony BouquetSt Louis Piper Palm House Wedding

    Babys Breath Wedding DecorGreenery Wedding Arbor

    Nigerian Wedding AttireSt Louis Piper Palm House Wedding

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    St Louis Piper Palm House WeddingChalkboard and Greenery Wedding Sign

    St Louis Piper Palm House Wedding

    Paper Heart Guest BookPeach and Red Centerpiece

    Babys Breath Ceiling Installation

    Brown Wedding ReceptionFeather at Place Setting

    Rustic Cake TablePink Ruffle Wedding Cake

    Photography – Heather Roth Fine Art Photography | Ceremony Venue – The Ruins at the Piper Palm House | Reception Venue – Forest Park Visitors Center | Floral – Bloomin’ Buckets | Wedding Planning – Kristin Ashley Events | Stationery, Calligraphy, and Favors – Poppies Design Studio | Videography – Sweet Tea Media | Catering – Catering St. Louis | Bakery – Jilly’s | Rentals – Parties and Props | DJ – Millenium Productions | Hair and Makeup – Annie with Danielle Style | Veil/Headpiece – Town and Country Bridal | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses – Jim Hjelm

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    10 Unique Wedding Cakes

    Unique Wedding CakesNaturally, we adore a classic white cake, or a sweet confection with gorgeous fresh flowers. But there are some soirees where a more showstopping cake fits the bill. We’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite unique wedding cakes – these beauties are classic and sophisticated, but with a twist!

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