Nature-Infused Wedding Inspiration

Gold Sequin Bottom Dress

It’s no big secret that around these parts, we love weddings with a nature-infused vibe. So today’s editorial, captured by To Wander and Seek, is all kinds of fun since it shows us how to beautifully get this look for any event – wedding + beyond! The design team (Alexis from The Shift Creative + Janelle from Lavenders Flowers) went with a palette of soft hues you’d find in nature. Think mauve, lavender + citron green. From there, they created a ceremony space + tablescape that’s not only ultra-inviting, but so, so creative. There are tons of details to love + save to your Pinterest board, but if you were to twist our arms and we had to pick a fave, we’d say the floral and veggie table runner (coming up in a sec!) is totally tops!

nature inspired bouquet

flowers in braids

It’d be impossible for us to love this floral adorned braid more! Props to the team who made this happen: Hair by Jordan Renee for the sweet side braid + Lavenders Flowers, who pinned each bloom individually into the bride’s hair! So super gorge. (Oh, and the pretty makeup was by Beauty by Ligia!)

flowers in braids

veggie nature tablescape

onion place card

veggie nature tablescape

veggie nature centerpiece

The team went the extra mile to ensure beautiful, ripe produce was incorporated creatively throughout the setting. This dinner scene would be a foodie couple’s dream, no?

veggie nature tablescape

moss plate setting

onion place card

veggie menu

Cute, cute signage thanks to The Dancing Pine!

veggie nature centerpiece

veggie nature tablescape

veggie nature tablescape

veggie bar for desserts

In lieu of a traditional bar, Alexis had the idea for a fun juice bar and worked with Radical Botanicals to bring that idea to fruition. This concept would work so perfectly at a morning wedding or as a healthy alternative at any celebration!

veggie bar for desserts

veggie bar for desserts

veggie bar for desserts

Lace Dress

The perfect off-the-shoulder dress was from Daughters of Simone via Love and Lace Bridal Salon…Below are a few of our faves with a similar aesthetic:

veggie nature portrait

veggie nature portrait

So creative! Thanks + high fives to the whole team below for sharing their beautiful work with us today!

photography: To Wander and Seek // planning + design: The Shift Creative // florals: Lavenders Flowers // furniture rentals: Jake Duke Studios // table top rentals: Dish Wish // model: Laura Ryan // dresses: Daughers of Simone and Truvelle thanks to Love and Lace Bridal Salon // juice: Radical Botanicals // desserts: The Dough Exchange // signage: The Dancing Pine // hair: Hair by Jordan Renee //  makeup: Beauty by Ligia

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Lemon Citrus Lingerie Shower Inspiration

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower

If you’ve just been elected a bridesmaid or Maid of Honor, you’re gonna want to pay extra close attention to today’s fun feature. We truly adore this gorgeous bridal shower, planned, designed, floral-ized (it’s a thing!) AND photographed by the talented team at Sweet Root Village. Believe it or not, this is a real-life event, and it’s sure to get your creativity flowing. When Rachel of SRV started planning this lingerie shower (genius btw) for her sweet sister, Heather, she kept in mind that an intimate, relaxed + stylish setting would be key. She designed the sweetest brunch at her studio in Alexandria, Virginia + says, Since we were on the cusp of Spring, we forged ahead with a bright lemon citrus design.

Girls, get ready to fall for this pretty, pretty party!

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower Invitation

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower Invitation

lemon soap favors

lemon soap favors

bridal shower gifts

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower

Rachel designed a mantelpiece display of blooming white quince from a local farm as well as a living moss and ranunculus centerpiece and display accents throughout the room. And we can’t get over how pretty all the citrus-hued ranunculus are!

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower

Lemon Citrus Bridal Shower

water station

Such a fun spring garden feel!

water station

bridal shower lunch

bridal shower lunch

bridal shower lunch

bridal shower lunch

Heather’s college degree is in kinesiology and she has been living completely sugar free for quite a few years now. So that was a bit of a challenge when creating a menu, especially since what shower in the history of ever doesn’t have sweets?! Thankfully, we know of this amazing lady Thu who owns Joy Bliss Raw. She whipped us up a sugar free, raw lemon poppy seed cake for the shower paired with raw coconut truffles! We also found a simple recipe for a frozen fruit sorbet that met our sugar-free requirements

bridal shower cake

Such a fun event, right? If you’re in the midst of planning a bridal shower for a close pal, share the details with us below!

photographer: Sweet Root Village // planning, design + florals: Sweet Root Village // venue: The Studios At 112 South Patrick Street in Alexandria, Virginia // invitations: Minted // cake: Joy Bliss Raw // lingerie gifts: Plum Pretty Sugar and Bloomers // blooming quine: Wollam Gardens // gift boxes + chair blankets: IKEA // favors: Goat’s Milk Citrus Soap Recipe from Hello, Wonderful // heather’s dress: H&M // heather’s necklace: Vintage

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryMinted is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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Modern Chic Brooklyn Wedding: Amanda + Sean

Brooklyn Wedding

For Amanda + Sean, who tied the knot at 26 Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, a relaxed celebration with their nearest + dearest, embracing the beauty of their city surroundings, was exactly what they had in mind. They went with a classic palette of mostly black + white, but added a sense of romance to the industrial space through subtle, softer elements like a lace ceremony backdrop + dreamy garden-inspired blooms. We think their wedding is the perfect inspiration for other couples tying the knot in warehouse, factory or urban place – and Amanda tells us more about their vision below…

At the end of the day, we both really just wanted to have a fun party with all of our friends. We didn’t want anything cheesy bridal or over the top, so we tried to keep it low key and personalized. We had great friends, great food, great drinks and great music and that’s all you need!

Thanks so much to Phil Chester for the stunning images and congratulations to A + S on a beautiful day!

groom doing brides hair

The entire day was amazing, but we had a really unique morning! Most brides & grooms have a 'first look' prior to the ceremony but in our case, Sean was also the hair stylist, so he was essential to the whole getting ready process. It was really special for him to be able to do his daughter and future wife's hair on his wedding day.

groom doing brides hair

groom doing brides hair

bun

Lovely Wedding Dress

Love, love love Amanda’s gorgeous dress from Basix Black Label that she purchased at Lovely Bride!

Lovely Wedding Dress

shadows

Lovely Wedding Dress

bride

groom brooklyn

Brooklyn Wedding

The bridesmaids each chose their own long black dress (which they’re guaranteed to wear again + again!).

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Lovely Wedding Dress

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Amazing, amazing portraits by Phil Chester!

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Processional: Canon in D – Pachelbel

Recessional: A Midsummer Nights Dream - Wedding March – Mendelssohn

First Dance: When You Love A Woman – Journey

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

city reception

table numbers

anemone centerpiece

plain white wedding cakes with flowers

Brooklyn Bride and Groom

cheers

Brooklyn Bride and Groom

Brooklyn Bride and Groom

Amanda says, Use your resources, and enter contests! We were able so save a lot of money by doing things off season and letting helpful friends lend a hand. We were also so lucky to win a videography package from NST Pictures. It was really just the icing on the cake!

Be scrappy! If you don't have a big budget you can still have a fantastic wedding. One of my favorite vendors was our caterer. They were such a pleasure to work with, guests raved about their food, their yelp reviews were outstanding and they ended up being incredibly affordable. I truly could not have done it without them!

photography: Phil Chester // venue: 26 Bridge Brooklyn, New York // day of coordination + florals: The Dedicated New Yorker // alter design: Carl Kocis (father of the bride) // wedding dress: Lovely Bride // dress tailor: Sew Elegant // shoes: Steve Madden // bridesmaid dresses: maid of honor from A.P.C., daughter of the groom from Candela, bridesmaids from Shona Joy, Alice + Olivia, Monique Lhuillier // hair: Wedding Hair NYC – Sean Gallagher // makeup: Ivy Ermert // groom’s suit: Ted Baker // videography: NST Pictures // photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. // paper goods: by the bride // catering: Bassett Catering // bar + cocktails: The Little Barmaid & Onieals Soho // cake: Sugar Rush NY // rentals: Broadway Party Rentals // officiant: Matthew Brian Bagley // music: Dennis Condon

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