Vintage-Inspired Florida Ranch Wedding: Jenny + Jeff

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Jenny + Jeff’s beautiful, vintage-inspired Florida ranch wedding is the perfect eye candy to perk us up this morning. (Because we need just a few more days to fully adjust to the time change!) These two were total DIY gurus, tackling some super impressive projects like their handcrafted cake table, whimsical paper ceremony backdrop, and pretty, playful wedding signage. They spent the majority of their weekends the year prior to the big day collecting one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to help pull together their vision. We love how it turned out! And how about all that gorgeous Spanish moss at their venue?! So in love. Let’s hear a bit more about the day from Jenny:

Jeff and I had a pretty clear vision of how we wanted our wedding day to turn out. We let our home be our inspiration for our big day. We spent the last few years decorating the home we shared together and felt it was a perfect representation of our style. It is a mix of vintage and modern with a neutral palette and pops of color with lots of collected items such as antlers, milk glass and brass animal figurines. We tried to focus on planning a stylish outdoor party that was more casual and comfortable rather than a traditional wedding. The vendors that we chose to work with helped us to create our perfect wedding day. From the amazing southern inspired menu created for us by In Bloom Catering to the vintage lounge areas designed by Wish Vintage Rentals, the outcome was beyond our expectations!

Big thanks also to Adam Lowe for sharing his stunning photos with us!

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We’re positively crazy about Jenny’s incredible dress, but a bit sad to report it was a vintage Ebay find. If you’re looking for a vintage dress to wear on your wedding day and are up for the challenge of tracking down the perfect frock, you just might get as lucky as Jenny did by scouring Ebay, flea markets, and thrift stores! (Can we also add we love how Jenny paired her dress with super rad Frye boots?!)

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Bride: My most memorable part of the day also began as my most awkward moment. The processional song would not play caused by technical difficulties due to the weather. So I was forced to walk down the aisle in complete silence, that was until my sweet father began to serenade me down the aisle. I will never forget that special moment between my Dad and me.

Groom: My favorite part of the day was when we were done saying our vows, we walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. As we reached the end of the aisle we both looked at each other and we both said “That was awesome!"

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Processional: With A Girl Like You – The Troggs

Recessional: Can’t Nobody Love You – The Zombies

First Dance: Emmylou – First Aid Kit

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These pretty eyelet BHLDN chair banners were a perfect addition to the reception’s romantic, vintage vibe.

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Try to enjoy every part of planning, as mundane, boring and frustrating as some of it is, find some pleasure in it. This is a time in your life that you should treasure every moment.

photography: Adam Lowe Photography // venue: Bird Island Lake Ranch Dade City, Florida // florals: 2Birds Events // videography: Imprint Cinema // vintage rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals // dj: Hear Hear DJ Services // catering: In Bloom Catering // lighting: Tampa Lights // photo booth: Crash My Event // wedding dress: Vintage purchased on Ebay // bride’s boots: Frye // grooms + groomsmen suit, shirt: J. Crew // grooms boots: Red Wing // bridesmaids dress: Jarlo

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2014 Bridal Collection from Ruche

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We couldn’t possibly have been the only ones waiting for this, right?! The 2014 Bridal Collection from Ruche, we mean! Well the wait is finally over + we’re super excited to be sharing an exclusive first look of the new collection with you lovelies today! On March 20th, Ruche will debut 22 gorgeous new dresses (4 being one-of-a-kind vintage pieces!) priced between $75-$600, along with a pretty helping of bridal baubles + accessories. Items in the new collection can be best described as affordable, alternative, and vintage-inspired. And brides + guests can also find unique giftables, cards, and decor. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

And wow, Stephanie Williams captured everything so beautifully. Take a peek at a few of our absolute favorites… 

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More vintage pretties you’ll find in the collection!

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Some of the perks of wedding shopping online? Ruche’s dresses are ready to ship, so no bride has to wait or pre-order. And they also accept returns + exchanges, so shopping is as easy as it is stress-free! If you don’t want to miss anything about the new collection, be sure to sign up for Ruche’s Bridal newsletter and follow their bridal Pinterest board. Thanks so much to Ruche for sharing this fun peek at their new collection with us today. We can’t wait to see the full collection on the 20th!

wardrobe + creative direction: Ruche // photography: Stephanie Williams // florals: Star Events // ruche stylist: Sarah Nuckles // hair + makeup: KC Witkamp // model: Jenna //vintage rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryFound Vintage Rentals is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Shop for Rare, Affordable and Handmade Engagement Rings

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Do any of you lovely ladies foresee a sparkly bauble in your near future? Or gents, are you researching engagement rings + finding yourself overwhelmed with info? Well look no further because today we’re excited to share some great options for rare, handmade and affordable diamonds with you guys! Hopefully this will make the ring hunt a fun, easy + stress-free process! :)

Let’s start with the beautiful + uncommon pink diamonds that can be found at Uneek Jewelry. Pink diamonds are some of the most scarce stones on earth, rendering them perfect for the bride who wants something that is just as stunning as it is unique. And as an added bonus, all of Uneek’s rings feature award winning designs + are crafted in the USA. Ready to browse some pretty pink jewels? Click here to check them out!

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If you’re looking for an ethically sourced ring with a low carbon footprint, Danhov is definitely for you! All of their rings are handmade from wire instead of being cast + are free of the harsh chemicals which can typically be found in the jewelry production process. All their diamonds are ethically sourced, fair trade, conflict-free and made with recycled gold. We LOVE that! Browse these beautiful, one-of-a-kind rings here.

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Get the most bang for your buck with Coronet! Their patented seven diamond technology emulates a single stone, yet contains more luminescence with 399 surface facets compared to just 54 on a traditional one carat ring. Designs are stylish + trendy and ethically sourced. Shop these ultra affordable engagement ring options here!

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