Modern Garden Wedding Inspiration

Emily Riggs Wedding Dress

On Monday, we shared a vibrant garden editorial feature + today we have yet another take on the classic idea of a garden wedding celebration, but this one has a stunning, modern twist. The images, by Taralynn Lawton, were taken at the Film & Flora workshop hosted by Michael Radford and Tinge Floral at the gorgeous Rose Story Farm near Santa Barbara, California.

It’s easy to get lost in this dreamy color palette of blush, lavender, garden greens, soft golds, and steely blues – topped off with some gorgeous Southern California light! The florals were beyond, beyond, and the modern feel comes through via simplistic styling + simple photo compositions. The setting is at once simple, elegant, and completely current which was a perfect way to highlight the lush garden-inspired floral design!

bouquet on stool

invitation

Modern Garden Shoot

Modern Garden Shoot

Modern Garden Shoot

Emily Riggs Wedding Dress

The ethereal gowns + veils, provided by Emily Riggs Bridal, helped set a romantic tone for the workshop.

veil

Emily Riggs Veil

Emily Riggs Dress

Modern Garden Bouquet

Dreamy, dreamy pastel bouquets…

Emily Riggs Dress

Modern Garden Bouquet

veil

Emily Riggs Wedding Dress

Modern Garden Shoot

modern plate settings

Modern Garden Shoot

Modern Garden Shoot

modern plate settings

naked cake with fresh flowers

naked cake with fresh flowers

We always love a peek into a workshop! And this one looks like it was just so good. Thanks to the hosts, Michael + Ashely, to Taralynn Lawton for sharing her photos + to the rest of the team below for their work!

photography: Taralynn Lawton // film + flora workshop hosts: Michael Radford Photography and Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral // planning + design: Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral // venue: Rose Story Farm, Carpenteria, California // florals: Tiffany Siladke of A Splendid Occasion // gowns + veils: Emily Riggs Bridal // hair + makeup: 10.11 Makeup // other floral contributors: Renegade Floral and Kiersten DeVore // cake: Whisk & Whittle // stationery + menus: Mon Voir Calligraphy // linen: La Tavola // tables: Found Vintage Rentals // table settings: Casa De Perrin // model agency: Hello Gorgeous Models

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryFound Vintage Rentals and Casa de Perrin are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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Classic White + Lavender Wedding: Christine + Jordan

San Ysidro Ranch

There’s nothing quite like a quintessentially classic celebration that’ll really have you feeling all the wedding feels! Christine + Jordan’s stunning day is really no exception at all, filled with some of the most beautiful black, white + lavender details you’ll ever see! A lot of their inspiration came directly from their venue – San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California – where the beautiful grounds are bursting with blooming lavender + olive trees. C says the look they were going for was “polished bohemian garden party” and as you’ll see in the photos below by Amanda K Photo Art, she and Jordan definitely achieved that look + then some!

San Ysidro Ranch

Valentino Shoes

Valentino shoes FTW, always.

bridal details

Valentino Shoes

custom makeup bags

bridesmaids robes

We love, love, love this shot of Christine and her ladies, who were wearing super pretty floral print robes! Their’s are from Stone Cold Fox and unfortunately no longer available, but we rounded up some other fun robe options for your gals in our shopping guide below :)

Amsale Wedding Dress

lavender bouquet

black bridesmaid outfits

Bridesmaids in black is just oh-so-classic! The ladies wore skirts by Party Skirts, paired with pretty black tops! (And for all inquiring minds, Christine is wearing Amsale Bridal.)

wedding party

San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

flower crown

We both had the same favorite moment - after our formal portraits were finished, we walked along a beautiful garden path to the lawn where cocktail hour was being held. It was just a brief perfect moment with just us, surrounded by beautiful misty air, before the craziness of greeting everyone at cocktail hour!

San Ysidro Ranch

lavender reception details

lavender cake

If you're doing a destination wedding, go a week early! We went to LA the week before the wedding and I was running around like a chicken with my head cut of going to various appointments and taking care of last minute decor things - because you find out that there are a lot of things that can only be done at the last minute!

Lists are your best friends. I was super stressed out about wedding planning until I sat down and made a giant checklist and broke it down by months. It was the only thing that kept me sane!

Roll with the punches - no matter how hard you plan, something out of your control will go wrong. After waist alterations, my dress became too short. They hadn't touched the length and there was no fabric to let out, so the seamstress tried sewing pleats in the tulle reduce the pouf. It didn't really work... so I ended up wearing bare feet until dinner! It worked out pretty well considering the ceremony was on grass!

photography: Amanda K Photo Art // venue + catering: San Ysidro Ranch Santa Barbara, California // planning + coordination: WINK! Weddings // florals: Ella & Louie // makeup: Ashley Ann Harris // hair: Wedlocks Bridal // dress: Amsale Bridal // robes: Stone Cold Fox // bride’s shoes: Valentino // bridesmaids dresses: Party Skirts // calligraphy: Bride

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

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Video Message Booths from Speechbooth

speech booth for weddings

With all of the hard work + energy couples put into their weddings these days, we know that capturing the details + moments as they unfold is totally key. Your photographer will undoubtedly take plenty of portraits and do your design details justice, but we love the idea of really involving your guests + remembering the occasion through their point of view with a fun video message booth from Speechbooth!

Speechbooth is not only brand new, but already wildly more convenient than anything else currently available to couples. Their entirely self sufficient kit weighs only 10lbs, they can ship anywhere (within the US + Canada), and their booths don’t require an attendant, which means you can easily have a video message booth at your wedding without any high costs or hassle. Sound fun to you? Read on for more details!

 

how speech booth works

Their booths will last for up to 6 hours with no outside power source + they’re discreet enough to blend into any wedding atmosphere. We love that an edited compilation video of all speeches – plus a 60 second “highlight reel” – are provided to clients using a secure online account after the big day!

Check out the video below to learn even more about Speechbooth + how it works!

Totally sold? We have even more good news! Speechbooth is generously offering GWS readers a $50 discount – now through August 2nd – when the code GWS50 is used at checkout!

It kinda feels like a new generation of photo + video booths have finally arrived, right? We can’t wait to see some footage of Speechbooths used at weddings!

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