This sweet and intimate fall lodge wedding by Jay & Jess Photography has so much heart! It doesn’t get more charming than a lakeside ceremony and one big long table for your reception! I love all the greenery and touches of blush and gold to add a bit of romantic flair. The hanging craft paper seating chart is perfection!
The style of our wedding was rustic chic. Our decorating really centered around what was already there and focused on complimenting all the surrounding vegetation and vineyards.
We picked to have our wedding at the DA Ranch because we wanted our wedding to feel like a destination wedding without all the travel. We are both from the desert so we really loved how green everything was, from the vineyards to the lake it was our oasis in the middle of a desert.
The best part of our day was after the ceremony while everyone was enjoying cocktail hour my new husband and I got to sneak away. We stood under this weeping willow by the lake and soaked it all in.
What was most important was that we had fun! We have been to so many weddings that follow the rules on what a wedding is “supposed” to be that sometimes it can get a little stuffy. It was really important to us that we as well as our guests had fun and got to relax and feel like one big family for the day.
Photography | Jay & Jess Photography | Venue | The Lodge | Planning | In Awe Weddings & Events | Florals | Celebrations Floral | Cake | Sedona Cake Couture | Catering | Heidi’s Events & Catering | Rentals | Verve Events & Tents | Invitations | Minted | Dress | Brides by Demetrios | Makeup | Karla Bowers | Bridesmaid Dress | Strut Bridal Salon | Groomswear | Suit Supply | Entertainment | Rich Mancini
A sweet bridal brunch with your besties is a must! Perfect for springtime, this colorful garden themed shower captured by Eric & Jamie Photography is just the inspiration you need! With cute custom paper doll cut outs and floral robes for each of the girls, this is one special event!
The event started off with peach bellinis to welcome the guests. For the bride and her I do crew, each of the were welcomed to the table with custom paper dolls. Bride Melanie’s doll even wore a replica of her wedding dress (a keepsake for sure). The floral work down the center of the table was gorgeous and so full of elements and textures. The meal was comprised of yogurt parfaits with fresh peaches and berries, veggie and cheese omelets, and The Club’s signature orange rolls and biscuits. For dessert, the ladies were treated with a lovely strawberry charm cake (a southern tradition) where the bride and bridesmaids each pull an envelope attached to a charm within the cake. The charms all had special meanings written on the cards along with additional heartfelt scripture wishes from the bride.
Photography | Eric & Jamie Photography | Venue | The Club | Planning | Two Hearts Weddings and Events | Cake | Magic Muffins | Paper Goods | Simply Stated Paperie and Liz Lane Art | Rentals | Event Rentals Unlimited and HotHouse Design Studio/PropHouse Birmingham | Linens | BBJ Linens | Cake Topper | Cuts of Confetti | Calligraphy | Julie Sumerel
Newly engaged? One of the first things to do, once you’ve got your basic details set, is to make a wedding website. These days, wedding websites are essential for keeping guests in the loop on all your big day details. With all the options out there, it’s hard to know what you really need in a website and what is the best fit for you. What you really want to look for are sites that are easy to use, customizable, and most importantly: affordable (after all, this is just a temporary site, no need to bust your budget!) The must have details are RSVP capabilities (yay for eco friendly!), maps and directions (so no one gets lost), and gift registry links (to make it easy on your guests). The one that checks all those boxes and more is Minted!
Minted has hundreds of unique and gorgeous designs to choose from, and guess what? It’s free! Yep, you can get a beautiful customizable smart phone friendly wedding website from Minted for free. If you like a few more bells and whistles, like custom URL and photo gallery, you can upgrade for a one time fee of $35 (still a steal!)
The best part about Minted is their matching invitations! No more trying to find a website design that matches with your other paper goods and the feel of your wedding. Every website is perfectly coordinated with invitations, favor tags, thank you cards, and more (hello beautiful ribbons!) so you know you will give your guests a cohesive look from beginning to end! (This Gilt Agate suite is a personal favorite.)
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Minted to start being inspired and creating your one of a kind day!