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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Burlap and Lace touched by Grace


The romantic Holland Ranch was a great spot where love was definitely in the air for this beautiful couple (both on the inside and out).  Even though this bride looks like she came straight from the cover of a magazine, you really could not find a more genuine and sweet girl to work with, truly down to earth.  Not only was she fun and carefree but she had a plethora of great ideas and created many of the special touches of this wedding herself.  By letting out her crafty side she made the event truly theirs.  I encourage all brides planning weddings to take a note from Taylor's page.   We added some coordinating signage (surprises to Taylor), linens that fit the feel perfectly, and some touches of our own in addition to the fresh flowers to help complete this simple and casual event.  Mingling the brides favorite elegant flowers, peonies and hydrangea, with the rustic features of the site and event details, we created a nice contrast of elements.  That is a great way to take the edge off of an event so that it does not seem too stuffy while not delving into shabby so far that it turns into a backyard free for all.  Enjoy the truly fab pictures from the talented team at    In the afternoon, when the wind really came up at the Ranch, Jamie Strand went the extra mile to make sure that everything was perfect for this wedding and that the set up matched Taylor's vision.  Job well done by both those professional wedding vendors! 

 burlap and lace keepsake for the couple that included Taylor's hand made tissue flowers
 how's that for a gorgeous ceremony backdrop?
 gorgeous peonies doing their thing...
 future bride with hard working support staff
                                     cute, vintage inspired sign made by the talented Miliaana Monique

 mix and match dresses that seem to be more of a norm than a trend in vintage weddings these days and single peony stems give that simple feel while showcasing the beauty of their large blooms

archway:  burlap and lace cuffs and tissue paper blooms and orchids strands that danced in the breeze

  chiffon, burlap and satin all mixed on each table to bring the rustic and elegant together

vintage books, jars and bottles all carried the theme throughout the event