Romantic Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Valentines bouquet

Yesterday we shared some stunning wedding inspiration that would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day wedding with an industrial twist. Today’s beautiful editorial is more along the lines of traditional (but still so creative) with a pretty red + pink palette, stunning florals + the sweetest of love notes. The stylists at Tart Event Co. worked with Janie Medley Flora Design + photographer, Love by Serena to bring this lovely scene to life. While it couldn’t be better inspiration for a V-Day wedding, we’re also sure it would work beautifully for a romantic celebration for any time of the year!

Janie tells us, Our inspiration for the shoot came from the meticulously handwritten piece by Laura Hooper. The beautiful scroll held heartfelt wedding vows that would be shared on this bride-to-be’s wedding day. The scroll is placed on the wall and, as she begins to read it, she gently traces her finger along the lettering. She anticipates the moment; her moment when she stands alongside her soul mate in front of that scroll, filled with the vows that will be cherished for a lifetime.

calligraphy scroll backdrop

calligraphy scroll backdrop

We can see exactly why they were so inspired by that handwritten piece!

calligraphy scroll backdrop

Valentines backdrop inspiration

calligraphy scroll backdrop

Valentines bouquet

And we’re in love with the bouquet Janie Medley Flora Design put together for this shoot. Aren’t those just the prettiest red garden roses?!

Valentines inspired tablescape

ranunculus valentines centerpiece

black ribbon plate setting

ranunculus valentines centerpiece

This tablescape is such good inspiration for a sweetheart table with a little drama. We’re all about its lush feel + sweet details.

floral chair decor

red flower crown

Veronica Shaeffer wedding dress

naked cake table

Valentines bouquet

Veronica Shaeffer wedding dress

red Valentines flower crown

Loving that flower crown!

Valentines naked cake

Check out the film below by Josh Gooden to see even more:

Thank you so much to the following creatives…we absolutely love your take on a romantic Valentine’s Day wedding!

photography: Love by Serena // event design + styling: Tart Event Co. // videography: Josh Gooden // florals: Janie Medley Flora Design // calligraphy + scroll backdrop: Laura Hooper Calligraphy // venue: Blue Bee Cider Richmond, Virginia // table runner + bouquet ribbon: Silk and Willow // dresses: Veronica Shaeffer // garden roses + ranunculus: Flower Muse // rentals: Paisley & Jade, Classic Party Rentals of VA // model: Erykah St. Louis // make-up: Phawn Lane of Elle Style Studio

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

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Eclectic Joshua Tree Vow Renewal: Maria + Nick

Joshua Tree vow renewal

Renewing vows is surely one of the sweetest things a married couple could ever do. Reminding each other just how in love you are and planning a celebration that (let’s face it) in hindsight may actually be a little more reflective of the two of you is a beautiful thing! Without the pressure that a wedding can sometimes bring, a vow renewal can be all about celebration + fun. And for Maria + Nick of Studio 1208 Photography, their stunning desert vow renewal was exactly that.

They share, We spend our life traveling the world together, telling amazing love stories for other people, so it is really important to us to take time out to tell our own! When you shoot photo and video professionally, you always end up as the designated shooter at family events or parties and we love that… but it also means we are never in any pictures together. We understand better than anyone how precious it is to be able to have the important parts of your life committed to film, so we dreamt up this fantastic party!

They reconnected with Tyler Branch, who shot their wedding in England, and enlisted their talented wedding creative friends to pitch in wherever they possible. The end result was the most fun + eclectic celebration smack dab in the middle of one of our most fave locals: Joshua Tree.

eclectic invitation

Hicksville Vow Renewal

Hicksville Vow Renewal

Hicksville Vow Renewal

Hicksville Trailer Palace perfectly set the stage for the fun that was to come. Gianna of Chic Celebrations  beautifully planned + designed the event and Lauryl Lane worked her insane floral magic to bring everything together in the best of ways.

colorful boutonniere

Hicksville Vow Renewal

Hicksville Vow Renewal

Hicksville Vow Renewal

Joshua Tree eclectic ceremony

We’re officially obsessed with this perfect ceremony set-up!

vintage television

vintage ceremony

vintage chairs

Maria: The most memorable moment for me was having Jackson (our son) walk me down the aisle to Nick. He has been at all of our weddings, but this is the first time he was big enough to take part. He was so proud!

Nick: I think for me, it was this almost slow motion moment when it all hit me during the first dance. I was just looking around at all our close friends, waving sparklers at us, in the middle of nowhere, under a million stars, thinking wow.... we are really lucky to have this. It was incredible.

Joshua Tree Vow Renewal

Joshua Tree Vow Renewal

Joshua Tree Vow Renewal

Joshua Tree Vow Renewal

Joshua Tree Vow Renewal

Joshua Tree Vow Renewal

Joshua Tree Vow Renewal

Obsession part II goes to Maria’s absolutely perfect vow renewal look! Guys, that’s a Forever 21 top paired with a champagne under skirt from Cynthia Vincent. Way too good.

Delorean

little guy bow tie

Gold sequin skirt

crown bride

desert peony bouquet

^^ Wow, wow, wow! ^^

Joshua Tree vow renewal

Joshua Tree vow renewal

airplant boutonniere

sunset

Gold sequin skirt

color smoke bombs

We’re in love with every portrait Tyler captured, but that one above might have to take the cake!

candlelit dinner

peony centerpiece

name plate napkin ring

peony centerpiece

airplant plate decor

bouquet

airplant tablescape

hicksville wedding

Maria, Nick + their top-notch crew handled a big snafu with the coolest of attitudes. Maria says, We had a major uh-oh moment at the party… our original caterer didn’t show up…yeah, worst nightmare!!! However, our coordinator didn’t skip a beat, and literally saved the day (night) by heading to Del Taco (25 mins away!) to get about a million tacos, burritos, and quesadillas for us to stuff our faces with. We were in the middle of nowhere, and our options were zero for non fast food. DEL TACO SAVED OUR WEDDING!!! Everyone loved it – it was the perfect thing to eat, and you should have seen everyone’s eyes light up when they saw their favorite fast food show up in heaps!

del taco dinner

hicksville wedding

smoke bombs

Take a peek at the film Central Studios captured of the celebration!

Yes! Do exactly what you want, and have fun with it! What is so great when you renew, is that there are no rules, and you can do anything and the stress should be far less than the first time! You can right the wrongs (if any) of your first go 'round, and it can evolve. Re-write vows to each other and be completely present in the moment. We kept it really small, and thought that was great so we could spend time with everyone and celebrate all of our guests too - they are such a big part of our story!

photography: Tyler Branch // venue: Hicksville Trailer Palace Joshua Tree, California // event planning + design: Gianna SanFilippo, Chic Celebrations // florals: Lauryl Lane // wedding look 1: Top from Forever 21, champagne under skirt from Cynthia Vincent, sparkly train the bride made herself with fabric from Goodwill // wedding look 2: dress and fur – vintage // hairpiece: Vintage 1930’s tiara // shoes: vintage and Converse X Missoni // hair: Ryan Richman // makeup: Bride did her own // groom look 1: Tuxedo Jacket from Dolce & Gabbana, Jeans from April 77 , Tank is Vintage, Chelsea Boots from Dior // groom look 2: Jacket from Custom Vintage by American Rag, T-Shirt is Vintage, Jeans from John Elliot + Co , Boots from Fiorentini + Baker // videography: Central Studios // paper goods: Tessa Shane, Nathan Walczak // catering: Del Taco // macarons + pastries: Priscilla Mariani, and Angela Lam // rentals: ModMix Studio // officiant: Danny Hagendorn (personal friend) // music: Nick Bentley – the groom DJ’d the entire party // table favors: Sofia Mini Champagne, Fernet Branca mini, Resqwater

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Squarespace Wedding Websites

create a wedding website with squarespace

If we didn’t actually run a wedding blog, you might hear us gals say we aren’t the most tech savvy bunch. Deciphering code can be like reading a different language, and that’s exactly why we love how easy setting up a brand new website can be with Squarespace.

Creating an online presence for your wedding is almost non-negotiable these days. Your guests will use your website to RSVP, check the details for the day or weekend and, yep, link to your wedding registry. Squarespace’s beautifully designed website templates are simple + quick to set up. They’re customizable: you can choose your own domain name + share photos and videos through your own galleries. Since there’s nothing quite like seeing the real thing before you commit, let’s check out three wedding websites of soon-to-be hitched couples to see how they look!

squarespace wedding website

squarespace wedding website

We love the playful vibe of Jill + Ryan’s site, don’t you? A good intro image sets a fun tone + giving your guests a peek into the planning process allows friends and family, from near and far, to feel connected to your celebration.

squarespace wedding website

We definitely recommend updating your wedding website with photos from your engagement session. How cute is that greenhouse snap above?!

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If your totally sold on the look + feel of these stunner sites, pop over to Squarespace to get started! And be sure to use the code ‘GREEN15′ for 10% off!

photography credits for the websites: Jill + RyanNostalgic Photography // Brian + TwilaReaux Photo // Alannah + Nageer: Silver Lucida

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