It was such an honor to participate in this utterly dreamy bohemian wedding shoot, among talents such as Off BEET Productions and Karma Flowers. We love how the natural setting of Cedar Lakes Estate in New York sets the tone for the shoot. Even our “wreathed in whimsy” invitation suite, the incredible boho gowns from Stone Fox Bride and rentals from Rent Patina seem to effortlessly blend into the tranquil backdrop. For more incredible images, be sure to hop on over to Ruffled Blog to see the complete feature.
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Anna and Alex. Anna and Alex both fled from the former Soviet Union and came to America as young refugees. In this land of opportunity, both became successful entrepreneurs. Anna is the CFO in her family’s export business and Alex runs his own law practice. Busy as they were, finding love proved to be elusive. As fate would have it, Anna was looking to hire a lawyer for her business and Alex showed up at her door. It was a trip to Burning Man where Anna let all her fears go and started getting butterflies at the thought of being with Alex for the rest of her life. Several months later, in classic Russian style, Alex proposed to Anna in front of her whole family on a crowded night at Central Kitchen in San Francisco.
The wedding took place on a private estate named Relais Du Soleilin in Glen Ellen CA, where larger than life metal art sculptures from Burning Man adorn a quiet wind-swept meadow. These enormities are lit up at night and along with the private swimming hole and guest cottages on the property make this a great venue for an event that can creep into the morning hours. Anna and Alex wed underneath a chuppah made by their friends and decorated with flowers and green garlands. Guests enjoyed cocktails created by the skilled mixologists at Goose & Gander in St. Helena. The scene at dinner could be best described as French country style tables each with homemade vodka by Anna’s father and overflowing dishes of Russian-meets-Wine Country fare. The romantic dinner tent, dancing under the stars and open air lounge made the night unforgettable.
Event Planning and Design: http://www.milkandhoneyspecialevents.com/
Wedding Cake: http://beauxgateaux.com/
We are so excited to share this incredibly gorgeous styled shoot that was featured on Ruffled Blog and created by the talented Gilded Lily Events. Inspired by our watercolor invitation suite, Gilded Lily Events designed a magical, sun-kissed wedding, captured by Christina Lily Photography. To view more of this stunning shoot on Ruffled, click here.
Credits: Wedding Suite: Wedding Paper Divas / Florals & Event Design: Gilded Lily Events / Photography: Christina Lilly Photography / Videography: Flora + Fauna / Calligraphy: MaryKate / Hair & Makeup: Hot Mess Studio / Dress: Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN / Earrings: Elizabeth Cole for BHLDN / Sash: Catherine Deane for BHLDN / Hair Piece and Bracelet: Foolish Ginger / Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Banana Republic / Venue: Historic Walnford, NJ
If you’re an outdoorsy couple with a love for nature, this week’s theme is for you. Take your rustic wedding to the next level with a signature flower, like poppies, that you can incorporate in every detail of your wedding, from the invitation to the decor.
Today’s Real Wedding features the outdoor rustic wedding of Carissa and Nicholas, which took place in Vermont last summer.
Photos courtesy of Jim McGinley
Carissa + Nicholas