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Posts tagged garden wedding
Garden Wedding Inspiration from Rome, Italy - with a Lemon Yellow Theme

I'm so excited to share this Styled Shoot with you today. This garden wedding inspiration is filled with lemon yellow goodness and takes place outdoors in a lovely garden setting in Rome, Italy. Come join Jess Palatucci Photography as she inspires us to plan a wedding abroad in the gardens of Italy.

Are you ready to plan your Italian Garden Wedding?

Wedding Vendor Credits:
Event Planner / Design: Alessia Marrone Event & Wedding
Photographer:  Jess Palatucci Photography
Videographer: Stefanie Murphy Media
Invitations: Pretty Ink Press
Cake / Desserts: Valentina Ricci - Sweet & Things Aranova
Florist: Paola Rossi & Elisa Constantini
Dress: Stefania Nacci
Venue: Villa dei desideri
Hair / Makeup: Ilaria - Pop Academy of Rome Pop Makeup Academy
Jewelry: Antonella Giuli-an

A Romantic Floral Garden Bridal Inspiration Styled Shoot {under $100}

Today I have the perfect way to celebrate mid-week - it's a romantic garden inspired bridal inspiration shoot from Diana of Spark Photography that was put together for under $100. This was Diana's first styled shoot and she envisioned getting a model {Bethany} in a beautiful wedding dress and traipsing through gardens, holding lots of wild flowers, wandering in fields and capturing every minute of it.

Floral Inspired Bridal Shoot : handmade wedding bouquet with seeded eucalyptus, berzillia brunia, coxcomb, football mums, and a few red carnations wired together to look like peonies / by Spark Photography

The bouquet was handmade by Diana herself with seeded eucalyptus, berzillia brunia, coxcomb, football mums, and a few red carnations wired together to look like peonies. The ribbons were from a local craft store and Diana wanted long, wide ribbons to blow in the wind. She chose maroon and black to give the shoot a moody and mysterious feel. LOVE this little fact that Diana shared - Bethany, the model, was getting married ONE WEEK later, so no, she didn't purchase the rose-gold diamond ring for the shoot.

Wispy Twisted and Braided Uo-Do Bridal Hairstyle / photo by Spark Photography

I'm loving the wispy twisted & braided up-do hairstyle and since Diana had foliage left over, she decided to do a flower crown for the fun of it.

A romantic floral garden bridal inspiration styled shoot / photo by Spark Photography
Romantic Floral Garden Inspired Bridal Inspiration Styled Shoot / by Spark Photography
A romantic floral garden bridal inspiration styled shoot / photo by Spark Photography

From Diana . . . "I love these stunning images of her in the wintery branches. It makes me think of something from a Pre-Raphaelite painting."

A romantic floral garden bridal inspiration styled shoot with a handmade bridal veil / photo by Spark Photography

For the veil, Diana bought 2.5 yards of ivory tulle from Walmart and trimmed the edges and sewed it to a simple comb to make a chapel-length veil.

Finishing this lovely shoot with words from Diana . . .

I call this an inspiration shoot, because that's what I want it to be. I want this to be an inspiration to brides: you CAN create an amazing, fine-art and unique look for your wedding, for an amazing price! You just have to be open-minded and creative. Search e-bay and thrift stores for amazing deals. And, hit the wholesale places for flowers and details. Remember that if you give your photographer some creative control, and even set aside a separate day just for bridal portraits, you can get some stunning bridal images in really amazing settings!

Vendor List:
Photographer: Diana of Spark Photography
Venues: Birmingham Botanical Gardens / Oak Mountain State Park
Wedding Dress: Taryn by J.Crew {found brand new on ebay for $35}
Shawl: Mercury Bloom Capelet by BHLDN {from Diana's own wedding}
Florals: Davis Wholesale Florist {$50}
Accessories: Gold slim hinge bangle from Baublebar
Gold chunky bracelet and gold hoop earrings: WalMart, $6 for both
Veil: tulle, comb from WalMart, $6 {Handmade}
Florals, Hair & Makeup: Diana Martin
Bethany is wearing eye makeup from TooFaced and Stila and lips by OCC

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Outdoor Wedding in a Virginia Botanical Garden with a Crystal Chandelier

Today's featured wedding highlights Jen and Dan's gorgeous outdoor wedding at the Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, VA. They married in the Rose Garden which was at its peak bloom and said their vows under a crystal chandelier adorned with florals.

An English Afternoon Tea Garden Themed Wedding

Today's real wedding features the designer Brie, who owns the LA based clothing line, BREN, with her twin sister, Jenny. The wedding of Brie and Tom captured the vibe of an elegant picnic {LOVING this theme by the way}. With Tom originally from England, the couple embraced the ambiance of an English afternoon tea garden for their wedding. To carry this out, the wedding featured baby's breath bouquets, lemon centerpieces, croquet during the reception, Pim's as the signature cocktail, homemade scones by the bride, and a London Cab exit.

Many personal touches were seen throughout the wedding including . . .
• the lemon wedding cake was made by the groom's sister and mother
• the bride's mom and cousin played the guitar and sang the couple's first dance song
• the bridesmaids dresses were from the BREN line
• the groom's suit was designed by the bride's sister's boyfriend

Wedding Vendors:
Photography
Alders Photography
Bride's Dress
: Jenny Packham
Bridesmaid Dresses
: BREN
Groom's Tuxedo
: Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen
Bride's Shoes
: Badgley Mischka
Bride's Hair and Makeup
: Miho Suzuki
Bridesmaid's Hair
: Sara Loesel
Florist
: Rockrose Floral
DJ
: Elegant Entertainment
Caterer
: Command Performance
Venue
: Maravilla Gardens