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Glamorous Western Wedding Inspiration at Brush Creek Ranch

The American west is a dreamy destination for so many of us and the idea of hosting a wedding amid all that beauty is brought to life in this shoot, planned by Pink Diamond Events and captured by Lisa O’Dwyer. With a gown from the Little White Dress Bridal Shop that radiates romance and a tablescape I can’t stop pinning, these wedding dreams are brought to life in every image. More in our VAULT!

From Lisa O’Dwyer… This American West shoot was inspired by Town & Country style, the look of the city and glamour in the Wild West of Wyoming. It was photographed at the 5 Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. As a wedding venue, it is a unique and wonderful experience for a couple and their guests. The western backdrops of the ranch are straight out of the movies. And there are many events that the guests can take advantage of, such as fly-fishing and horseback riding.

The dress we chose is a silk Marchesa from Little White Dress in Denver. Emmy London shoes for inside are from Little White Dress, and the bride’s own cowboy boots for walking around the ranch. Styling/coordination/production from Pink Diamond Events of Northern Colorado, florals from Hana Style Designs of Northern Colorado, baked goods from Sweets Wyoming, stationery from The Wells Makery of Colorado, makeup and hair from Janie Rocek of Northern Colorado.

The colors of the flowers are rich hues evocative of the surrounding landscape, and an elegant table setting that tames the wild of Wyoming and the American West. Casey of Pink Diamond Events used Kate Spade flatware in rose gold, ceramic plates courtesy of Pink Diamond Events, La Tavola napkins, Silk and Willow table runner, stemware from Anthropologie. Casey of Pink Diamond Events and Brittany of Hana Style Designs pulled all elements together for the table design.

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Photography: Lisa O'Dwyer | Event Planning: Pink Diamond Events | Floral Design: Hana Style Designs | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Stationery: The Wells Makery | Bride's Shoes: Emmy London | Hair + Makeup: Janie Rocek | Venue: Brush Creek Ranch | Baked Goods: Sweets Wyoming | Bridal Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Flatware: Kate Spade | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Plates: Pink Diamond Events | Stemware: Anthropologie | Table Runner: Silk And Willow | Veil: PARIS By Debra Moreland

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Rustic Elegant Crete Destination Wedding

When you have two beautiful New Zealanders saying “I do” in a site as stunning as the Greek Island of Crete, it’s kinda guaranteed to be good. And with White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination leading the way, the goodness just gets even better. From this romantic bouquet to a night full of dancing, I sit here pouring over Anna Roussos’ pics, wishing I had been a guest. See it all in our VAULT right this way!

Rustic Venue

From the Bride… Like all good stories it started with amazing wine and food. Jonny was working on a big project away from home with my cousin and we would often spend the weekends away as a group eating and drinking. I guess it was during this time together that we realized how similar we were and our relationship grew. I was so surprised when Jonny proposed I didn’t believe him at first. We had gone to a beautiful resort in Fiji for my birthday week and we were having bubbles in our bure, he cleverly crafted a ring out of the champagne cage and before I knew it was down on one knee proposing with his creation.

Jonny had always talked about eloping, but we wanted to include our families, so instead we chose Greece so we could have a small traditional Greek ceremony, since Jonny is Greek and a big party with everyone when we got back. It was the best of both worlds. Although organizing a wedding from so far away was tricky and we couldn’t visit any of our vendors before the wedding, it was outweighed by the positives.

I had never been a girl that had imagined my wedding before I was engaged, but once I started looking at weddings abroad, I had a clear idea of what I wanted. I loved Anna Roussos’ style of photography, with the beautiful soft light and knew from the get go, she was a must have.

I had always wanted an alfresco courtyard dinner and with the glorious days in Rethymno we were all able to sit out in the courtyard till the early hours of the next morning without once thinking about the temperature. We chose Crete as it has a more rural feel than some of the other islands, and a lot greener which reminded me of home.

Agreco Farm was absolutely picture-perfect with an amazing courtyard and landscape. Also they had the cutest chapel on the grounds which we were able to use, we couldn’t all fit inside so we were married in the late afternoon sun in front of it, by the local Priest. There is a lot of paper work to get sorted with a traditional wedding in Greece, so we were very happy to have White Ribbon Boutique Events help for this.

Since we were unable to source everything we needed in Greece, so we did some DIYing and we organized some details from New Zealand like stationery, linens, lights, etc.

While we had our photos taken, our guests were entertained with a tour of the farm. Agreco makes all its own products like wine, olive oil, raki and honey. I don’t think our guests even noticed we were missing as they enjoyed tasting the local produce and visiting the farm animals.

The food was amazing in traditional Cretan style. Being proud kiwis we brought our gorgeous Central Otago Pinot Noir and a couple of other Prophets Rock wines which paired perfectly with the quail, lamb and suckling pork all organically grown on Agreco farm.

Later, there was even time for a lesson in traditional Greek dancing! We will never forget our trip and how special the locals made us feel.

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Photography: Anna Roussos - Photographer | Event Planning + Design: White Ribbon Boutique Events Coordination | Wedding Dress: Custom Made By The Bride | Invitations: D & D Letterpress | Bride's Shoes: Tony Bianco | Rings: Anna Sheffield | Calligraphy: Michaela McBride | Venue: Agreco Farm | Groom's Accessories: Hugo Boss | Groom's Shoes: Rivieras | Groom’s Attire: Harrods, Melbourne | Invitation Artwork: Moena Moxham | Linen Rentals: Martha's | Ribbon: Silk And Willow | Veil: Alison Blain | Wedding Crowns: Anna Marguerite

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Must-See Moments from our Little Black Book Members

Some weeks are harder than others, and let’s just admit that winter’s blues are starting to hit home. The light at the end of the long week tunnel? Bursts of beauty from some of our lovely Little Black Book members that shared their talents with us this past week. From sweet scripts to young love, these are the pretty pockets of pics that make SMP the place it is – see all these moments and more below!

Must-See LBB Moments
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Featured Members: Calligraphy: Bella Grafia Calligraphy | Event Planning: Keely Thorne Events | Floral Design: Bows And Arrows | Celebrant: Celebrant In Paris | Event Planning: The Tuscan Wedding | Floral Design: Tuscany Flowers | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Event Planning + Design: L’Relyea Events| Compass (Mr & Mrs) + Signage:Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Photography: Kibogo Photography

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