Eclectic, Handmade Ranch Wedding: Danielle + Logan

eclectic peter strauss wedding

While we love a light and airy design plan as much as the next girl, sometimes something a bit more dramatic can really make our heads turn. Danielle + Logan’s amazing wedding is one beautiful example of what we’re talking about! These guys took eclectic to the next level, deciding that nothing was off limits in terms of ideas. Danielle explains, Whatever popped into our minds, we said let’s throw it in and make it work. How much do you love that mindset?! Before we dive into the beautiful photos, let’s hear a bit more about their inspiration behind the day:

We are all over the place so we decided it’s ok to go against what everything says about what you should or shouldn’t do. We knew we wanted a long farm style dinner. so we had one long table with 100 guests with really really good food. We love games so we had bocce ball and badmitton and a giant Jenga set was our “guest book” that they signed the blocks instead of some book we would never look at again. We love taxidermy so we incorporated that as well. 

Thanks so much to Laura Goldenberger for the beautiful photography and congrats to Danielle + Logan on such a perfect day!

ombre wedding invitation

L'Ezu wedding dress

ivory bridesmaids

ivory bridesmaids

Danielle carried a mega-awesome bouquet by Twig & Twine, who also crafted Logan and the groomsmen’s berry-toned bouts. The rest of the florals you’ll see throughout are a result of the handiwork of the bride + groom!

deep red peony bouquet

ivory bridesmaids

ivory bridesmaids

black suit groomsmen

peter strauss first look

Peter Strauss wedding

Peter Strauss wedding

lace edged veil

D kind of takes our breath away in her custom made by L’ezu gown + veil!

L'Ezu wedding dress

red lip brde

Peter Strauss wedding

Peter Strauss wedding

Peter Strauss wedding

wedding rings on rug

Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura Hills, California looks like such a cool venue. The built-in arena seating is so amazingly perfect for a dramatic wedding ceremony!

Peter Strauss wedding

chalkboard sign

bougainvillea arbor

peter strauss ceremony

peter strauss ceremony

peter strauss ceremony

Peter Strauss wedding

bougainvillea arbor

peter strauss ceremony

Peter Strauss wedding

bougainvillea arbor

Processional: Wild Horses – Rolling Stones + To Be Treated – Terry Reid

Recessional: Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte

First Dance: Victim of Love – Charles Bradley

peter strauss ceremony

eclectic wedding party

We love, love the bridal party attire + all the gold + berry-tone decor these guys went with! Shop with us to Get the Look below:

wedding sign

lawn games

wedding swing

watercolor sign

long farm table dinner

photo tree

long farm table dinner

red amaranthus table decor

ombre menu with airplant

goat skull and gold candles

Peter Strauss wedding

Peter Strauss wedding

Sitting at our one long wedding table looking right and left seeing all the people we love toasting and breaking bread together.

Peter Strauss wedding

peony cake topper

lantern lighting

If you do a lot of DIY, then plan to work a lot...but in the end it will make it that more rewarding and special.

photography: Laura Goldenberger Photography // venue: Peter Strauss Ranch Agoura Hills, California // event design + planning: DIY // florals: DIY // bride’s bouquet + boutonnieres: Twig & Twine // wedding dress: custom made by L’ezu // hairpieces: L’ezu // shoes: Ann Taylor Blue Suede Shoes // bridesmaid dresses: Jarlo London and Reformation // makeup: Leah Carmichael // bride’s hair: Noelle Messreni // bridesmaid’s hair: Lori Huitron // groom suit: Midnight blue tux rented from The Black Tux // rentals: A Connection Rentals //  paper goods: Minted and Wedding Paper Divas // catering + cake: Little Nelly Catering // music: DIY iPod playlist // cocktail hour + dinner music: Richard Bernard

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryLaura Goldenberger Photography, Minted, and Wedding Paper Divas are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Pizza Recipe from Camille Styles

Onion Prosciutto Pizza

We know that most newlyweds are all about making their new house a home, so today we’re excited to share the news that our friend + founder of Camille Styles, Camille, just launched her first book + it’s available starting NOW! Camille Styles Entertaining shares delicious recipes, festive decor, and inspirational celebration ideas for every season. And we happen to think it would make a perfect engagement party or wedding gift for those stylish, soon-to-be-wed friends of yours! Check out a little peek into the pages and don’t miss a recipe for that delish-looking caramelized onion + prosciutto pizza above!

Onion Prosciutto Pizza

Pizza Party

Caramelized Onion + Prosciutto Pizza

makes one 10 – inch pizza

- 1 tablespoon butter

- 1 white or sweet onion, sliced

- 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme

- 1 teaspoon sugar

- ½ teaspoon kosher salt

- 1 four-ounce ball Perfect Pizza Dough (page 293) or store-bought dough, at room temperature

- Garlic-Infused Oil and Butter Sauce

- ½ cup grated fresh mozzarella

- 6 to 8 very thin slices prosciutto

- 2 cups baby arugula

- Extra-virgin olive oil

 

To caramelize the onion, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until just tender, about 6 minutes. Add the thyme, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the onion is golden, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the onion and sauté 20 more minutes, until the onion is golden brown, reduced, and very sweet. If the pan gets dry, add a little water so that the onion doesn’t burn. Set aside to cool (this can be done a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator).

Preheat the grill, one side on high and one side on low. Roll out the dough according to the “Steps to the Perfect Pizza” (page 294). Gather all your toppings (onion, garlic-infused sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, and arugula), plus your dough and oil, on a large tray, and head out to the grill.

Using my two-temperature grilling technique, grill the first side of the pizza. Flip when ready and then brush the pizza evenly with garlic-infused sauce and top with the caramelized onion and mozzarella. Close the hood, and when the cheese is melted, transfer the pizza to a cutting board.

Top the pizza with the prosciutto and arugula. Cut into wedges and serve.

 

Garlic-Infused Oil and Butter Sauce

- 4 garlic cloves, chopped

- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

- 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, melted

In a small saucepan, bring the garlic and oil to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the garlic starts to brown. Turn off the heat and then whisk in the melted butter in a steady stream until combined.

Camille Styles Book

 For more information about Camille Styles Entertaining, including where to buy it and info on tour dates, click here.

Congrats, Camille, and thanks for sharing a fun recipe from your book with us today!!

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Whimsical South Carolina Island Wedding: Bette + Blake

Maxi floral bridesmaid dresses

With one look at those floor-length floral bridesmaid dresses above, we knew we’d be smitten with Bette + Blake’s big day. These guys tied the knot at Kiawah Island Club – off the coast of South Carolina – and their wedding was filled with gorge florals (thanks to Sara York Grimshaw) and so many stylish, fun touches throughout. They also put emphasis on really great music that would ensure their guests would party their hearts out! Between the beautiful environment and B + B’s conscious decision to let the day unfold naturally + stress free, it all sounds like a recipe for an incredibly good time to us!

Bette says, Our vision for our wedding weekend was to create an organic feel that would inspire epic partying and infectious love … a damn good time was had by all and the love we felt flowing in all directions was truly life changing. We knew we would have a large wedding given both of our families are on the small side of massive so we did our best to create the intimate feel we had hopes for despite the large guest list. We tried to keep our focus on inspiring an infectious feel of love and celebration throughout so that our family and friends would feel uplifted. We will be forever grateful to all of our incredible vendors for making us feel as if we were their only wedding of the year and to our truly amazing family and friends for allowing us to feel a love so strong it still takes our breath away.

Let’s check out how designer Ellen of WED brought Bette + Blake’s wedding vision to life in Caroline Ghetes‘ gorgeous images below…

lace dress

floral accent invitation

gold bracelet gift

Blake surprised Bette with the most thoughtful gift: a gold bracelet inscribed with some of her favorite Mumford & Sons lyrics.

Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

giant peony bouquet

spanish moss

floral peony chuppah

What a dream to be married underneath such a pretty, floral-adorned arbor!

floral peony chuppah

hanging glass terrarium

candle vase terrarium

candle vase terrarium

South Carolina ceremony

South Carolina ceremony

South Carolina ceremony

South Carolina ceremony

South Carolina ceremony

Processional: Stubborn Love – The Lumineers + The Cave – Mumford and Sons (Both Instrumental Versions)

Recessional: Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (String Quartet Version)

First Dance: Not with Haste – Mumford and Sons

South Carolina ceremony

floral print bridal party

i freaking love you ring dish

Maxi floral bridesmaid dresses

Guys, we seriously can’t get over these dresses (can you?)! The ones pictured here are from Show Me Your Mumu (as well as a variety of eBay finds) but don’t sweat it if you want to see what else is out there for floral print gowns for your best gals. We pulled together a round up of our current faves featuring this super fun trend:

Maxi floral bridesmaid dresses

loose green bouquets

loose green bouquets

Maxi floral bridesmaid dresses

South Carolina wedding

South Carolina wedding

green boutonniere

Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

What a perfect, wild bouquet!

loose whimsical peony bouquet

South Carolina wedding

Monique Lhuillier wedding dress

South Carolina wedding

terrarium centerpiece

hanging garland with peonies

terrarium centerpiece

hanging peony cake table

dancing

garland backdrop

A few closing words from Bette + Blake, The LOVE we felt our wedding weekend from all of our family and friends was like nothing either of us have ever felt before. We will strive to hold onto that feeling for the rest of our lives. We thank our amazing family and friends for allowing us to feel such a crazy, crazy love and are beyond grateful to each and everyone one of our vendors for their incredible dedication to bringing our vision for intimacy mixed with wildness alive.

Congrats, you two! And all the best from GWS!

photography: Caroline Ghetes // planning + design: Ellen Robinson of WED // venue: Kiawah Island Club Kiawah Island, South Carolina // florals: Sara York Grimshaw // videography: Zomei Film Stories // second photographer: Bryan Dale // hair + makeup: Sasanqua Spa // wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier from Maddison Row // veil: Mother’s veil restored by Maddison Row // bride’s engagement ring: Kiawah Fine Jewelry // bride’s wedding band: Croghan’s Jewel Box // groom’s wedding band: Ann Ladson // earrings: Filigree // bracelet: Ann Ladson // bride’s shoes: Tsubo // matron of honor dress: Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaids // bridemaid’s dresses: Show Me Your Mumu & variety of eBay finds // groom’s suit: Banana Republic // groom’s shoes: Allen Edmonds // groomsmen’s suits: A Variety of mixed suits // cake: Sugar Bakeshop // stationery: Studio R Design // catering: The River Course // officiant: Jimmy Morrow (Groom’s Best Friend) // ceremony musicians: The Loyales with Charleston Virtuosi // rehearsal dinner band: Green Levels // rehearsal after party band: The Rivertown Band // wedding reception band: The Loyales  // wedding reception afterparty: Tony Mele a.k.a “DJ BirdFlu” & DJ JeffET // transportation: Absolutely Charleston

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