Our Modcloth Collaboration & a $500 Giveaway!

Modcloth bridesmaids dresses

We are thrilled to see how much love you all have given our collaboration with Modcloth and are excited to share that a few of the dresses from our collection that were coming soon are all now available today! The Green Wedding Shoes dress (which was available when we announced the collection) sold out within the first week (thank you!!!) but the Cotton Candy Cocktails dress (below left and my personal fave!) and the Bridesmaids Bash dress (below right) are both now finally available. Yay!!

GWS Modcloth Bridesmaids dresses

Along with the Blush With Destiny dress (seen below) that we also featured.

lace blush gown

To celebrate the good news, we have a $500 gift certificate to give away to one lucky reader! This would be perfect to help with the cost of your bridesmaids dresses, gifts for your bridesmaids, a dress for yourself (currently also loving this sparkly 1920’s inspired dress and this dress or this Erin Fetherston dress would make a perfect wedding dress!), some new shoes (green heels perhaps?!) or some new clothes for your fall wardrobe :)

Win $500 from Modcloth

To enter, just fill out the form below by 6:00 PM PST on October 21, 2014. We’ll announce a winner here on October 23rd. Good luck!!

Thanks for your interest in our sweepstakes. The entry period is now closed.

***Congrats to our lovely winner Spring P.***

Contest Rules:

  • All entries must be received by 6:00 PM PST on October 21, 2014.
  • The winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries on or around October 21, 2014.
  • Limit one entry per valid email address.
  • If the sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit his or her right to a prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected.
  • To be eligible to win any prize, entrants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the term and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

art direction + styling: Green Wedding Shoes // photography: Mr. Haack // dresses, shoes + jewelry: ModCloth // venue: Lombardi House Hollywood, California // florals: Moon Canyon Design // hair + makeup: 10.11 Makeup // furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // watercolor backdrop: Jesi Haack Design and T&S CRAFT // cotton candy cart: Bon Puf

* This post is sponsored by ModCloth. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

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Farm-to-Table Ranch Wedding: Chelsey + Jeff

Taber Ranch wedding

Chelsey + Jeff knew they wanted to bring their love of farmer’s markets and fresh food to their wedding day, so it wasn’t too difficult to dream up the details of their farm-to-table foodie theme. They quickly secured the design talents of Creative Ram, who worked their magic in branding the day with paper goods + signage that gave off an organic, authentic feel. And they worked with the talented girls at Artsy Heartsy to collaborate on all the little details and design elements that would bring their inspiration + ideas to life. The end result was a truly joyous celebration that felt personal + unique, but still down-to-earth. Let’s hear more about it from Chelsey:

Both of us are “transplants,” having grown up on the East Coast and then traveling the world before finding each other and deciding to call California our home. Two-thirds of our guests were coming from other states or countries, and many of them would be visiting California (or, us in California) for the first time. Because of this, we wanted our reception to provide an introduction for our family and our oldest friends to our life together in California. At the center of this introduction were the landscape of the Central Valley and all its bounty, and our community of talented friends. We stumbled upon and quickly secured a “rustic” ranch in the Capay Valley as our venue. The ranch showcased the beauty of the agricultural valley, and allowed us the flexibility to tailor all the details our way.

Thanks so much to Milou + Olin Photography for the beautiful photos and congrats and best wishes to Chelsey + Jeff!

farm to table inspired wedding invitation

custom wedding banner

BHLDN wedding dress

bridesmaids

chalkboard ring bearer sign

Processional: Do You Realize? – The Flaming Lips (Played live by friends)

Recessional: California Stars – Billy Bragg and Wilco (Played live by friends)

First Dance: Lovely Day – Bill Withers

parasol ceremony

Taber Ranch wedding

Taber Ranch wedding

Taber Ranch wedding

garland ceremony decor

Taber Ranch wedding

Taber Ranch wedding

So much happened in such a short period, being prompted to remember the day never seems to generate the same set of memories. It’s as if each small memory blinks in and out; like fireflies twinkling across a field, you never see the same ones at any one time.

That said, the contributions made by others come to mind most often: our friend’s stunning photography, the processional band, the decor, the photo booth and custom props, and the last minute scrambles to make things work smoothly. The intangible gift that we will cherish forever was the sibling speeches. We more or less dispensed with best man/maid of honor tradition and asked our siblings to say something, instead. Both our families are rather introverted, and the outcome of sibling speeches seemed like a small gamble when we made the decision. But they were amazing! Their stories and witty (but gentle) accusations from the past were touching and, at the time, reminded us of everything we wanted for our future to bring.

Taber Ranch wedding

parasol props

parasol props

parasol props

pink bridesmaid dress

rustic capay wedding

Taber Ranch wedding

rustic capay wedding

If you love the simplicity of Chelsey’s lovely gown, check out Jenny Yoo’s Annabelle Dress! It’s one of our faves!

rustic capay wedding

vintage car

Taber Ranch wedding

seed escort cards

custom wedding mailbox

wedding drinks

farm to table peaches

veggie and fruit tablescapes

We completely adore the farm-fresh centerpieces + bet the dinner, catered by Paella del Reyes, was top-notch! Foodie heaven…

veggie and fruit tablescapes

paella

veggie and fruit tablescapes

Taber Ranch wedding

Taber Ranch wedding

Taber Ranch wedding

C + J sent their guests away with fresh veggies + burlap bags! Now that’s a favor that would be so fun to get, right?!

custom wedding goodie bag

rustic capay wedding

rustic capay wedding

Taber Ranch wedding

rustic capay wedding

BHLDN bride

rustic capay wedding

You don’t need an unlimited budget to celebrate in a memorable and fun way. Dresses don’t have to cost $1,000 and you can throw a fun dance party without a DJ. Guests will enjoy a big plate of homemade cookies and a tub of kettle corn just as much as an expensive wedding cake. If you’re working with a limited budget, make meaningful investments and look to your friends to donate their talents.

photography: Milou + Olin Photography // venue: Taber Ranch Capay, California // design, stationery + website design: Creative Ram // coordination: brigitte Artsy Heartsy // totes + screen printing: Revolution Ink, Brian Faucett – revolutionink@sbcglobal.net // florals: DIY // wedding dress: BHLDN // hair: Stacey Tickner, Space 07 Salon // makeup – bride // photobooth: giggle and riot // ceremony music: friends // dance music: DIY with spotify premium // food: Paella del Reyes // groom’s attire: suit from Ted Baker, shoes from Cole Haan, pocket squares from Hugh & Crye // officiant: friend // earrings: J.Crew // centerpiece fruits: farmers market // jam favors, beer + cider: DIY & friends // bus rental: First Student Charter

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

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Dreamy Lakeside Wedding Inspiration

Ariel inspired canoe

Seriously, give us a floral-draped canoe and we’ll probably be your very best friend. Because when it comes to romantic wedding details, that has definitely got to top the list! The team behind today’s gorgeous shoot, photogs and stylists extraordinaire, Alyssia B Photography + Callie Hobbs Photography, wanted to stage a setting that would inspire couples who love that captivating, romantic style and help them incorporate that look + feel into their day. As Alyssia puts it, Since every bride wants to feel like a princess when they are getting married we tried to infuse the trends of today (like blush pink wedding dresses!) with that princess feel. We can get on board with that! Let’s have a peek at the dreamy setting Alyssia, Callie, and Flowers by Adrien worked together to create…

blush Sottero & Midgley dress

If you’re looking for a blush pink wedding dress, the one featured here is by Sottero & Midgley (from Bridal Closet). So pretty, right?!

blush Sottero & Midgley dress

romantic bouquet

romantic flower hair piece

romantic flower hair piece

romantic bout

flower filled canoe

flower filled canoe

What a romantic vignette for post-wedding portraits! Are any of you getting married at a venue that has a pond + canoe?

canoe on the lake

canoe

flower filled canoe

ariel inspired lake

flower filled canoe

canoe on the lake

ariel inspired lake

ariel inspired lake

ariel inspired lake

That big pastel bouquet is totally winning us over!

romantic ariel inspired bouquet

ariel inspired lake

ariel inspired lake

We hope you loved this romantic editorial as much as us! Big thanks to the artists below for sharing their talents with us today!

photography, planning + design: Alyssia B Photography + Callie Hobbs Photography // florals: Flowers by Adrien // dress: Sottero & Midgley from Bridal Closet // makeup + hair: Flavia of Versa Artistry

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