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Rustic California Garden Wedding

Cheyenne and John’s lovely wedding at The Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley, California, is an earthy but elegant interpretation of the local scenery, with garden florals by Studio Choo and a ceremony beneath a canopy of lush green trees. Continuing with the bohemian spirit of the day, Cheyenne’s matron of honor and solo bridesmaid chose their own dresses from J.Crew and Free People, while Cheyenne stunned in a column-style lace gown from Atelier des Modistes. We love the green garland details on Cheyenne and John’s stationery from Painted Tongue Studios and menu cards from Fairmount Creates, which ties in with the rustic look of the venue. Events by Satra helped the couple coordinate the day, ensuring that every detail was perfect. Organic touches like seed packet favors and loose arrangements in gold and green reinforced the laid-back elegance of the affair, creating a cozy ambience. We are loving every single image from Matthias Photography!

Cap Sleeve Lace Bridal GownWildflower Bouquet With Fern

Bohemian Bridesmaids DressesGreen Floral Wedding Stationery

Curled Chignon Bridal Hair IdeasBride and Groom First Look

Outdoor Mill Valley Wedding Ceremony

Simple Escort Cards

Green Garland Menu StationeryGreen and Yellow Natural Table Decor

Rustic Elegant Mill Valley Reception

Rustic Garden Reception DecorSimple Wedding Cake With Fresh Flowers

Bride and Groom Dancing

Photography – Matthias Photography | Venue – The Outdoor Art Club | Floral – Studio Choo | Day-of Coordination – Events By Satra | Stationery – Painted Tongue Studios | Menus and Programs – Fairmount Creates | Catering – Elaine Bell Catering | Bakery – Branching Out Cakes | Band – Campbell’s Jazz Soup | Ceremony Musicians – Lawrence Strings Group | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Sarah E. Hyde of SHE Artists | Bridesmaids Dresses – J.Crew and Free People | Bridesmaids Shoes – John Fluevog and Frye | Gown – Atelier des Modistes | Jewelry – M. Lowe & Co. | Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suit – Spoon Tailor | Tie – Bloomingdale’s | Cuff Links – Happy Owl Glassworks

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Butter, Blue, & Apricot

We’ve long been inspired by springtime hues—buttery yellow, pretty pastel blue and teal, and shimmering apricot—and today’s board brings them together in an elegant palette that screams romance! Delicate fabrics, fluffy flowers, a hint of sparkle, and flowing locks are just a few of the sophisticated details we are loving about this classic look. Tres chic!

Butter Blue and Apricot

Top row: centerpiece by Spike Greens, image by Emily Delamater via 100 Layer Cake; Christian Louboutin shoes, image by Elisa B Photography via Santa Barbara Chic; gown by Maria Luisa Rabell, image by D’Arcy Benincosa via Style Me Pretty | Middle row: stationery by The Dandelion Patch, image by Jeff Sampson Photography via Style Me Pretty; hanging gown, image by Jose Villa | Bottom row: Jessica Lorren via Once Wed; bridal portrait by Rylee Hitchner via Once Wed

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The Dandelion Patch and Jessica Lorren Organic 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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    Welcome To The Weekend

    TGIF! It has been a crazy week and we are so looking forward to the weekend for a little recovery. EAD’s home has been in Chicago since its start but now it is time for an exciting change: Ami, the owner and Executive Editor of EAD, has officially moved to NYC! She is definitely going to miss the Windy City and the lovely friends that she has met along the way but cannot wait to see what new adventures await in the Big Apple! We hope you have beautiful weekend ahead. xo!

    Couple Driving in Car

    {Image by Charleston-based wedding photography couple, Amelia & Dan}

    A few of our favorites from the week:

    The warmest welcome to our newest Ohio-based EAD preferred vendor, Jen and Jonah! Photography is what brought the husband and wife duo together and we admire their passion for creating fine art film images with genuine emotion and timeless beauty. Every single capture by Half Orange Photography never fails to take our breath away! They specializes in natural light wedding and engagement photography in the Phoenix, San Antonio, and Austin areas but are also available for travel worldwide.

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    10 “Something Blue” Ideas

    Something Blue SlideshowFrom cutting the cake to tossing the bouquet, your wedding day is brimming with timeless and meaningful traditions that have been embraced by brides for centuries. One Old English rhyme that is near and dear to our hearts is: “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”. The beauty behind the bride wearing blue denotes purity, love, and fidelity. From the palest to richest shades, here are 10 of our favorite “something blue” ideas that give a beautiful take on this classic wedding tradition!

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    Elegant Woodsy Wedding Inspiration

    Oh how we love this beautiful and refreshing take on winter wedding inspiration! The gorgeous Bitterroot Mountains in Montana are the backdrop for this stunning inspiration shoot from Soiree Event Design Spokane and Rebecca Hollis Photography. Warm mustard, french blue, and deep berry red come together to echo the beauty of the surroundings in a lovely and unconventional color palette. Home-brewed cider, hand-dipped beeswax candles, and fresh local honey butter favors (recipe below!) are just a few of the rustic, elegant details that make this shoot so personal and down to earth. A flowy gown by Claire La Faye, florals by Ashley Mitchell, and rustic rentals from the Attic complete the scene. We are smitten!

    Rustic French Blue and Red Wedding TableClaire La Faye Gown

    Rustic Outdoor Wedding DecorWinter Bridal Portrait

    Rustic Wedding Invitations

    Elegant Rustic BouquetBride in Claire La Faye Gown

    Elegant Wedding Food PresentationElegant Rustic Outdoor Wedding Table

    Montana Lakeside Wedding InspirationFloaty Strapless Wedding Dress

    French Blue and Gold Place Setting

    Navy and Brown Wedding TableClaire La Faye Strapless Gown

    Outdoor Rustic Wedding TableGoldware

    Pie at WeddingRustic Blue Place Setting

    Rustic French Inspired Tabletop

    Rustic Wedding ArborBaguette at Place Setting

    Honey Butter Favors

    Adapted from an Alton Brown Recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 1 pound butter at room temperature
    • 1/4 cups honey, slightly warmed
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Directions:

    1. Let butter come to room temperature and cut the butter into chunks.
    2. Place butter into a bowl and beat, using the whisk until creamy. Add the honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Portion butter into small mason jars and seal with a lid. Add label.
    3. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to place at event. Honey butter can be held a room temperature in a sealed container for a long amount of time. For enjoying immediately, honey butter is best served at room temperature.

    Photography – Rebecca Hollis Photography | Event Design – Soiree Event Design Spokane | Floral – Ashley Mitchell | Hair Stylist – Boom Swagger Salon | Gown – Claire La Faye | Stationery – Design by Katie | Linens – Design Events | Rentals – the Attic | A Vintage Rental Company | Food – Le Petit Outre

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