Southwestern Styled Handmade Ranch Wedding: Breeann + Josh

southwestern styled wedding

According to Heather of LVL Weddings & Events, Breeann + Josh’s wedding vibes were initially inspired by a mixture of the calmness of desert plants, vibrant navajo themed prints, and their engagement photo session in Joshua Tree, CA. It was important to them that their wedding be comfortable and fun for everyone to enjoy, and they lucked out big because all of the design ideas they envisioned were executed to perfection by their loved ones (without even planning it that way)! Heather says, Once everyone heard of their amazing wedding vision, each member fell into their natural willingness to help and took charge of a project. From the bridesmaids dresses to the reception decor (think hand-sewn burlap table runners, navajo printed placemats, and mason jars full of candles and succulents!), it’s all so lovely + every handmade element feels like such a fun reflection of this super sweet duo!

Thanks so much to DnA Wylie Photography for sharing these great memories of Breeann and Josh’s day with us + congrats to the happy couple!

ranch entrance

southwestern invitation

bridesmaid dresses

groom kit

first look

first look

first look

southwestern styled wedding

Breeann’s ultra vibrant bouquet is totally winning us over!

southwestern styled wedding

southwestern styled wedding

southwestern styled wedding

southwestern styled wedding

bright orange bouquet

colorful groomsmen ties

Each of the bridesmaids wore custom dresses, made by one of the bridesmaid’s mothers, from fabrics and textiles hand-picked in Mexico. Um, so cool!

colorful bridesmaids

bridesmaid in tights

southwestern ceremony program

southwestern tissue tassel backdrop

And that tassel garland, hanging from the ceremony arbor, was woven together at Breeann’s bridal shower by all the ladies who attended. What a special piece to include! :)

southwestern tissue tassel backdrop

southwestern flower girl

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

To be honest, the mini rain shower during our ceremony was my favorite part of the wedding! The warmth and comfort I felt in those cold skies and sprinkles was unreal. To be nestled under colorful fabrics, marrying the man of my dreams, with all of our favorite people witnessing our vows, my heart was so full and nothing could have taken that away... I could have stood in that moment forever! Despite months of planning every last detail, all we really needed was LOVE to make the day ridiculously magical. The guests didn’t seem to mind the sprinkles either as the skies cleared just in time to celebrate and dance the night away under the stars, crisp air, and heating lamps! :)

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

selfie

southwestern little ones

wedding party

Breeann wore one of our fave BHLDN pieces, the Trickling Capelet, to complement her pretty, understated dress.

BHLDN capelet bride

feather tag escort cards

feather tag escort cards

southwestern tablescape

table numbers

wooden tag favor

food truck wedding

Sliders or Tacos? How can you choose?! We heart the whole food-truck-at-weddings thing!

chalkboard taco sign

bride and groom with VW bus

What a beautiful day! Cheers, Breeann + Josh! And best wishes for the sweetest life of love together!

photography: DnA Wylie Photography // wedding planning: Heather at LVL Weddings & Events // catering: MIHO gastrotruck // venue: Bandy Canyon Ranch Escondido, California // florals: Murjhana at Floral Fantasia // paper goods: CRAFTE design // photo booth: Amigo photobooth // go-pro videographer: friend of the bride + groom’s, Jon Frederico // hair: Barbara Gonzales // makeup: Jennifer Edwards // officiant: Pastor Jon Nichols, Hope Church North Park // groom’s tux: J.Crew // bride’s dress: second hand purchase from Preowned Wedding Dresses // reception capelet: BHLDN // dj: Tim Hwang // mc: John Morin // sound: Alex Fine

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Indoor Botanical Wedding Inspiration

romantic loft on pine

It’s easy to go with a garden theme when your wedding takes place in a gorgeous floral-filled outdoor setting (AHEM, did you see this morning’s stunning Rose Emporium nuptials?!), but it takes a vision to stage something equally beautiful within the walls of an industrial warehouse. Luckily for us, an incredible creative vision is exactly what the team behind this lovely editorial had, and we’re sure it will inspire so many beautiful weddings to come. Carly Rae Weddings teamed up with Primary Petals to transform the beautiful space at The Loft on Pine, using textured greens, beautiful white blooms, and soft candlelight. And with Jasmine Star behind the lens, it’s hard not to fall in love with every little detail found in this shoot. Let’s take a peek…

greenery paper suite

greenery paper suite

That bouquet is mega awesome! Ferns + feathers must be the way to our hearts.

whimsical feather accent bouquet

airplant boutonniere x

greenery wreath ceremony backdrop

romantic candles

One of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to add drama + romance to a space? Candlelight, candlelight, candlelight.

romantic loft on pine

romantic loft on pine

romantic loft on pine

greenery flower crown

romantic loft on pine

romantic greenery tablescape

romantic greenery tablescape

We love these terrarium centerpieces so much. If you’d like to make some for your wedding, next party, or for your home, we suggest you pop on over to Terrain, where they have everything you could possibly need to create the most perfect terrarium!

glass dome floral terrarium

glass dome floral terrarium

romantic greenery tablescape

glass dome floral terrarium

romantic greenery tablescape

candle light fireplace

Such a cozy-looking lounge!

candle light fireplace

glass dome floral terrarium

candle light fireplace

xo cake topper

xo cake topper

And see more in the playful behind the scenes video shot by Fourth Films.

Thanks so much to the creatives below for sharing their talents with us today! Are any couples out there currently planning an indoor wedding with a botanical theme? We’d love to hear about it!

photography: Jasmine Star Photography // venue: The Loft on Pine, Long Beach, California // concept, coordination + design: Carly Rae Weddings // dress: Blush Bridal Couture // hair + makeup: Beauty By Melina // florals: Primary Petals // videography: Fourth Films // cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop // cake topper: Little Cat Co. // rentals: Disregarden // stationery: Smitten on Paper

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryCarly Rae Weddings, Smitten on Paper, Primary Petals, and Sweet and Saucy Shop are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Antique Rose Emporium Wedding: Joy + Kevin

romantic rose emporium wedding

Do you babes remember Joy + Kevin from their sweet Summer engagement session in Colorado? If not, you can take a quick detour + check that out here! For their gorgeous wedding, held at an Antique Rose Emporium in Texas (WOW!), they wanted to showcase their relationship (which has always been relaxed, romantic, hilarious and filled with quirky, fun adventures) in a charming + natural way. Joy shares that in her culture, a wedding is a hodgepodge of efforts from all sorts of friends and family + each of those personal details are what really made their day memorable. But we have to point out, it was designed, with the help of recycled&LOVED, oh-so beautifully, too.

From Joy, The first time we visited the Antique Rose Emporium to be greeted by song birds and butterflies amongst the climbing roses, we knew it was the place we were going to say “I do”. This romantic, organic yet intimate setting was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted to take our guests out of the hustle and bustle of the metropolis and really have them seep into the beautiful hill country surrounding.

Big thanks to Apryl Ann Photography for these stunning photos + congratulations to J + K on such a perfect day!

anitque invitations

wedding rings

bow heels

Monique Lhullier gown

pastel bridesmaids

We totally adore the bridesmaids (and flower girl!) in their pretty pastel + metallic numbers. And the florals by MooseFeathers Florist are out of this world!

romantic rose emporium wedding

romantic rose emporium wedding

romantic rose emporium wedding

Joy: My favorite part of the wedding was exchanging our written vows in the garden during our ceremony. Hearing him pouring his heart out to me in front of our family and friends was so special. We cried, we laughed out loud and most importantly, we shared it with our loved ones. We also had one of our best friends officiate the ceremony which made it unforgettable!

Kevin: The lantern release. One of the bridesmaids wrote a speech about the meaning behind the sky lanterns and asked everyone to make a wish for the newlyweds as they are released into the heavens. I loved the moment we stood on the lawn, holding hands watching all those beautiful wishes slowly float in formation.

flower girl

wedding party

floral letters

cocktails

rose emporium reception

rose emporium reception

bud vase goblets

gold kettle vase

brass candlesticks

brass candlesticks

Everything about this utterly romantic reception setting has our hearts, but that chair decor is especially lovely!

laser cut chair decor

cake with garland

And we’re digging that darling cake backdrop so much. A great DIY project, we think, or check out BHLDN’s decor section for a few similar backdrop options.

paper flower backdrop

bride and groom

We wanted to incorporate some Chinese wedding traditions to celebrate the merging of our backgrounds. We held an informal tea ceremony to show respect to our parents and set off Chinese sky lanterns for our send off.

wishing lanterns

wishing lanterns

So lovely, guys! Best wishes for a beautiful life together from all of us at GWS! :)

photographer: Apryl Ann Photography // planning + design: recycled&LOVED // venue: Antique Rose Emporium Independance, Texas // florals: MooseFeathers Florist // videography: Holly Q Photo // cake: Garden Market and Bakery // hair + makeup: Sunkissed and Made Up // graphic design + stationery: Miles McNabb // catering: Design II // rings: Dubin’s Fine Jewelry // dress: Monique Lhullier // shoes: Kate Spade // groom’s suit: Hugo Boss // groom’s boots: Lucchese // bridesmaids attire: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, ASOS // groomsmen attire: Nordstrom, J.Crew, ASOS // flower girl dress: Marchesa // bride’s hair accessory: Eleven Skies Studio // officiant: Matthew Butler // dj: Downtown Events LLC // ceremony musician: Curtis Nickelson Music

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