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Terradorna Bridal Session Drenched in Natural Light

Of all the moments woven into a wedding day, it’s the quiet getting ready captures that make me weak in the knees. A beautiful woman being transformed into a Bride just hits my heart the right way. And in between all those layers of flirty fabric and soft curls lives an undeniable anticipation, which Mint Photography completely encompassed in this Terradorna session. It’s dreamy and downright gorgeous, to say the least.

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Fall
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Outdoor

From Mint PhotographyThis styled bridal session was inspired by the beautiful Lazaro gown we got our hands on from Serendipity Bridal. We wanted to keep the look of the session clean and light filled, just highlighting the intricacy of the dress and the beautiful accessories by Olivia Nelson. We’re obsessed with neutral walls and window light so we loved that Terradorna had the perfect spot to capture images like this. We love the idea that a bridal session can be kept minimal but still insanely beautiful.

Photography: Mint Photography | Wedding Gown: Serendipity Bridal | Accessories: Olivia Nelson | Design/Coordinating: Pink Parasol | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Hair/Makeup: Adore Salon - Rhea | Model: Anna Terry | Venue: Terradorna

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Whimsical Fiore Farm Garden Party Wedding

Firstly, these two shared their first kiss in a pine tree in seventh grade… total butterfly moment, like a scene out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Secondly, how ahhmazing is her top knot?! Perfection. And thirdly, how dreamy is that ceremony setting with the waves of floating ribbons and blooms? This entire day from Lydia Jane and Tweed Weddings has us wrapped around it’s pretty little finger—see it all here.

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Summer
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Farm
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Elegant

From Lydia JaneAshley & Evan are childhood sweethearts. They shared their first kiss in a pine tree in the 7th grade and have been together ever since. They were married on August 17, 2013 at Fiore Farm (a private family farm) in Hollidaysburg, PA. Ashley’s aim was to create a “formal whimsical garden party” where guests would dine at a continuous outdoor dining table covered in moss, taper candles, and vintage place settings, all under a canopy of bulb lights. Ashley (who runs Glitter + Grain, an Etsy decor shop) & family oversaw all of the decorations for the wedding, including the strands of ombre dyed rope and garlands hanging over the ceremony, as well as the fit-for-a-Gatsby reception tent where Kerr Kreations effortlessly strung flowers and moss to create a breathtaking hanging centerpiece. Other notable details: The wedding ceremony programs adhered inside antique books and handed to the guests to read while they waited, the rings placed inside terrariums and carried by the ring bearers, customized napkins with fun facts about the bride and groom, the bridal party arriving in vintage Rolls Royce cars, and a golden confetti reception entrance. The exquisite details may be what make Ashley & Evan’s wedding a day to remember, but it’s their long-lasting love for each other that is truly unforgettable.

Photography: Lydia Jane | Videography: Tweed Weddings | Floral Design: Kerr Kreations | Wedding Dress: Vintage | Cake: Lisa Becker Bakery | Shoes: Elizabeth And James | Bracelet: Jenny Packham | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Catered Affairs | Hair And Makeup: Tame Your Mane Styling Salon | DJ: The FlashDance | Groom's Suit: J. Lindeberg | Ceremony & Reception: Fiore Farm (Private Residence) | Decor And Details: Glitter + Grain | Equipment Rentals: Soundhouse | Flower Girl Dresses: Stella McCartney | Rentals: True Value | Tent Rental: Fiore True Value Hardware | Transportation: Lennys Classic Cars | Veil: Debra Moreland | Wedding Program : Rifle Paper Co. And Glitter + Grain | Wedding Skirt: Monique Lhuillier

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Rustic Glam Wedding at Greengate Ranch + Vineyard

Considering I immediately fell in love with this couple as I read the Brides story below, seeing all of their personal touches play out in their wedding is even more fantastic. From the cotton bales and Festive Design‘s bright blooms, to the rustic (him) and glam (her) combination, this wedding is 100% them. Jen Rodriguez captured every one of these details in this glowing gallery right here.

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Fall

From the Bride… Wes and I met at Cal Poly in 2007 in a calculus class. The week of finals I got a Facebook message from Wes asking if I was in his calculus class (we had never spoken, only glanced at each other a time or two), and I instantly thought he was going to ask me for help or to study. After exchanging a couple messages he asked for my phone number. At that point it was Christmas break and we were both back home for the holiday, so over those couple weeks we talked on the phone for countless hours. A few days before school started back up for Winter Quarter we decided to get together. It was the first time we would meet ‘officially’ in person… and the rest is history. We hit it off and never looked back. Almost seven years later, we are so excited to finally make it forever!

Wes proposed last November on the 24th, it was a Sunday… We were at my house getting ready for our trip to DC we had been planning for months. It was an exciting time for us, and Wes made it even more exciting by popping the question! I had no idea it was coming, and it was so special since it was just us and our beloved dog child Ace, at a place we had so many memories. We no longer live there, but it was such a good home for a few years, and now I will always have a special memory about that little house. 

When wedding planning, most importantly we knew we wanted to get married in San Luis Obispo. Some of our best memories are there, and we met there. It will always be a special place to us. We also wanted a venue that reminded us of the beauty of SLO, and could create a whole wedding weekend to be enjoyed by our closest friends and family. Greengate Ranch does all of that. Wes grew up on a ranch, and now we live on our own ranch so that lifestyle is important to us. Our wedding vision is definitely rustic glam. Joyce my coordinator took care of decor, and she understood me perfectly. I wanted to incorporate both of those details since they are so very much Wes and I. He will always be a cowboy at heart, and as I learn the ropes (hehe) I will never lose touch with my girly self. We are doing a rustic bbq, signature cocktails, mini cupcakes, and mini donuts! Field to Table hit the nail on the head with our menu that fits us and our venue perfectly. Having a live band was also really important to us, since we are such big live music lovers. We are so excited to have Matt Cross and the One Night Band. We also thought it fit our venue and over all theme really well.

My family grows cotton in the Central Valley (Corcoran, CA) so it was important to me to have it in our florals, and anywhere else we can incorporate it. Our favors are mini cotton bales made especially for the big day. People will probably wonder what to do with them, but I like to keep one on my coffee table as a convo piece. Joyce (our coordinator), played up the charm of the old vintage barn using draping, grape vine, and lots of votive candles. We really wanted to set the mood in the barn for dinner.

I so looked forward to marrying my best friend, seeing family and old friends, and dancing! Wes and I wanted to just soak it all in and laugh, cry, and have some fun. The planning process had been fun but definitely had it’s ups and downs, so we couldn’t wait to see our vision come to life and just enjoy it surrounded by the most important people in our lives. We have been a long time in the making (almost seven years) so we were ready to seal the deal!

Photography: Jen Rodriguez | Videographer : Ryan Wood Cinema | Coordination: The Farmer's Daughters Events & Rentals | Floral Design: Festive Designs | Cupcakes : Sea Breeze Cupcakes | Catering : Field To Table Events | Make-up: Twist Studios // Jessica Munoz | Hair: Twist Studios // Becky Wolfe | Bride's Boots: Corral Boots | Bride's Dress: Mori Lee | Bride's Earrings : BHLDN | Ceremony And Reception: Greengate Ranch & Vineyard | Groom's Tie : The Grunion Run | Grooms's Attire: Calvin Klein | Hair Flower (worn During Reception): The Yellow Peony | Live Music : Matt Cross And The One Night Band

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Neutral La Rio Mansion Wedding Inspiration

If today’s styled engagement shoot from Mint Photography had you blushing, then you’re going to be head over heels for this neutral wedding goodness set at La Rio Mansion. I mean, these shoes?? Gahhh. And Blush Bridal Lounge provided the prettiest gowns to pair perfectly with them. Take a peek before you head off into the weekend, loves!

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Summer
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Mansion
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Elegant

From Mint PhotographyWe styled this “wedding day” at one of the newest venues in Belton – La Rio Mansion. We wanted to highlight everything this venue had to offer – from the beautiful spanish inspired architecture to the abundance of gorgeous nature surrounding the property! I mean how perfect is the sunset behind the “ceremony tree”?! The sun could not set in a better spot at this amazing location! We wanted to keep the color scheme light and minimal, providing just enough color to pop off of the whites and greens in the location itself. We love how the images came out and we can’t wait for brides to start booking their wedding day at La Rio Mansion!

Photography: Mint Photography | Floral Design: Lovely Leaves | Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Lounge | Cakes: Lily's Cakes | Stationery: Studio W Designs | Hair And Makeup: Kimberly Cutler | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Venue: La Rio Mansion | Vintage Car: Antique Limos Of Austin

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La Rio Mansion Styled Engagement Session

We’ve got quite the treat for you on the LBB Blog today, SMPers—not one, but two shoots from Mint Photography set at the gorgeous La Rio Mansion. To say I’ve been excited to share these beauties with you all week is quite the understatement. First up, we’ve got this engagement sesh complete with a Hayley Paige dress from Blush Bridal Lounge. Stay tuned for the wedding shoot this afternoon!

From Mint PhotographyThis engagement session was styled to highlight the property of the new gorgeous Belton venue – La Rio Mansion. We took one of our real couples and dressed them up in a short Hayley Paige dress and vintage YSL jacket. The pale pink and navy blue popped perfectly off of the lush green backdrops that this property offers. Not to mention the navy blue blending perfectly with the spanish tiles the property also boasts. We love the light that came in – just in the perfect hazy amount – to warm up this beautiful winter day.

Photography: Mint Photography | Dress: Blush Bridal Lounge | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Hair/Makeup: Kimberly Cutler | Venue: La Rio Mansion

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