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Colorful Spring Botanical Gardens Wedding Inspiration

There’s no question that we welcome a pretty wash of hues with wide open arms during the spring season, and today? We’re painting the blog with this color-infused Cleveland Botanical Gardens shoot from Lauren Gabrielle PhotographyA Charming FeteBorrow Rentals and Twig. See a few of our favorite details below and dive into the cheerful gallery for more!

Can you even handle that dreamy Sarah Janks dress?! It’s the perfect white canvas for that hot pink bouquet from Twig.

This artsy, ‘painted’ cake from Philomena Bake Shop might just be the coolest cake we’ve ever seen! The macarons are pretty darn cute too.

Smitten On Paper nailed it with these happy, floral watercolor invites.

Stunning jewel tone baubles from Ella Capri complement the bright, vibrant hues.

Donna Morgan always steals our hearts with her floral designs. Why not have your ‘maids be your ‘something blue’?

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Summer
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Elegant

From A Charming FeteAs we’re experiencing freezing cold negative temperatures in the Midwest we wanted to channel spring “through the Glasshouse” (at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens). We captured the natural beauty of our model in this warm rainforest-like environment with layers and layers of lush foliage and playful, bright colors all through the film lens of Lauren Gabrielle. The delicately beaded bridal gown by Sarah Janks is so soft and dreamy yet showcases the most intricate design details. A bright bouquet full of lavender, hot pink and white ranunculus and the most decadent dripping peachy/orange sweet pea pops against this gentle palette. We wanted the second gown to be all-out colorful and fun. This blue patterned and flowy Donna Morgan gown was such a perfect and unique counterpart to the bouquet. We styled the hand painted macarons and cake on vintage blue glass mosaic trivets. We set the table with botanical vintage china place settings complete with a tinted amethyst champagne glass. The rock ledges, climbing vines and waterfall provided a perfect backdrop, a botanical oasis.

Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Floral Design: Twig | Jewelry: Ella Capri | Bridal Gown: Sarah Janks | Bridesmaid Dress: Donna Morgan | Cake & Macarons: Philomena Bake Shop | Event Design & Styling: A Charming Fete | Invitation: Smitten On Paper | Location: Cleveland Botanical Gardens | Model: Cindy Murcia | Vintage Furniture & China: Borrow Rentals

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Romantic Bistro Wedding

When these high-school sweeties tied the knot, they knew they wanted something unique. The result? One modern industrial affair that’ll leave you breathless. With guests gathering at their favorite restaurant, organic touches of metallic and blush lend to the decor. Their love story came to life with the help of Greenhouse Florist and Lauren Gabrielle, and you can see the pretty-filled results right over here.

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From the beautiful Bride… Josh and I met in high school and began dating while we were off at separate colleges. We both moved back home to Cleveland after graduation, excited to finally be in the same place. When Josh proposed, we began the wedding planning quickly. I had been dreaming of a modern or industrial affair for awhile, but we couldn’t seem to find the right venue, so we changed tactics. Josh and I didn’t want something very traditional, so we began thinking of alternative venues. It was then we thought of Crop Bistro, one of our favorite restaurants which is located inside of an old bank (think marble floors, bank vault). They do other events, but we weren’t sure if they would host a wedding. As luck would have it, they were willing and available. Holding our wedding at Crop was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning. As Crop was already very detailed on its own, we kept the decor more organic with touches of metallics and blush. Being a restaurant, the food was incredible (good food was high on our list of must haves). Our wedding was everything we could have imagined and more. It was like a huge dinner party, complete with our favorite people and their dancing shoes!

While I know there are so many places to find wedding advice these days, I just have a few pieces to share. It is okay to be choosy about your wedding vendors. You only get to choose the right vendors once (and we chose the best!). The whole day goes by so quickly, be sure that you don’t miss it because you are worrying about your missing cake knife (I promise no one will notice!). This day is not just about you, it is also about all the people who have supported and loved you throughout your whole life. Celebrate them too.

Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Videography: Infocus Studios | Coordination: At Last Events | Floral Design: Greenhouse Florist | Wedding Dress: Anna Maeir/Ulla Maija | Invitations: Blue Envelope Boutique | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: MKleinman Artistry | Hair: Katie Papson | Lighting: Vincent Lighting | Band: Special Request | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Ceremony & Reception: Crop Bistro & Bar

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Ethereal City Wedding Inspiration

This shoot m’dears is the beauty that happens when ethereal meets industrial and when delicate charm meets a rustic, raw space with endless possibilities. It’s a city kind of love dreamt up by A Charming Fete and seen through the lens of Lauren Gabrielle, featuring the prettiest additions from Borrow Rentals and Something White. For all you city dreamers, there’s a whole gallery for perusing right here.

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Summer
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Art Venue
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Elegance

From A Charming FêteWe were inspired by the soft, muted blue-gray and neutral tones of the cityscape on a hazy day. We wanted to create a hard-meets-soft design (but easy and neutral) and showcase an ethereal, delicate, soft style within a raw, hard space. The shoot location provided the perfect feel with rough concrete floors and huge black, towering industrial windows, situated in the heart of our city. Achieving such delicate beauty in this rough space was pure perfection.

We incorporated lots of soft textures and rich velvet tones for a hint of drama (as seen in ribbon, fabric draping, vintage furniture and our groom’s bow-tie). Miles and miles of ivory veil kept our bride covered in the softest muted light. Her gown flowed weightlessly to the ground in sheer gentle pleats. We draped a super thin, nearly transparent fabric over the natural wood farm table to create a soft blurry palette for our tablescape and mirror the concept of the bride’s veil. Beautiful stationery was a necessity, hand-calligraphed in a subtle gray matte ink, complete with a natural torn edge. Florals were a huge focal point executed in muted tones with subtle hints of pale blue. Eclectic stem combinations in the most neutral tones made a huge impact (ranunculus, blushing bride, garden roses, olive branch, nigella, thistle, scabiosa, anemone, eucalyptus, airplants and more).

The floating centerpiece (a wood platform) was affixed to the ceiling pipes with pale gray parachute cord which nearly disappeared into the natural light. Mixed foliage and blooms dripped over the tabletop which required minimal accent other than a few small vintage gold compotes, olive branches and simple taper candles. The place setting felt so elegant within the space, complete with vintage china, crystal stemware and pale blue antique goblets for a hint of color. Luxe gold flatware was the perfect complement to the rumpled, hand-dyed, gray linen napkin. The cake captured the moody blue-gray hues of the city to perfection. The candlelit ceremony space and upcycled wood bench pews felt so intimate and easy. A muted vintage rug defined the aisle and our bride and groom relaxed on a blue-green velvet vintage settee.

Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Event Design: A Charming Fete | Floral Design: Molly Taylor Designs | Cake: Hummingbird Bake Shop | Rings: MK Designs Jewelry | Hair And Makeup: Rania's Hair Salon And Spa | Groom's Suit: Banana Republic | Bridal Boutique: Something White | Bridal Gown: Watters | Ceremony/Reception: RED Space | Chairs/Chargers: Event Source | Groom's Stylist: The Gentleman Bentley | Invitations/Menu/Seating Cards: The Butler's Pantry | Napkins: Not Perfect Linen | Velvet Bowtie: Boutaugh | Vintage Rentals: Borrow Rentals

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Gold and Blush Wedding Inspiration at The Cleveland Museum of Art

Gold and blush run through out veins over here at SMP, it’s true. So when a shoot as pretty as this one planned around those two beautiful hues lands in our lap, we simply can’t wait to share it with all of you. Planned by Cassie Mullins Event Planning & Design with florals from Blush Custom Weddings, a picture perfect cake from A Cupcake A Day, gorgeous gown from The Dress Bridal Boutique and topped off with stunning photography by Studio Elle Photography  - this type of pretty is just too good not to share.

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Winter
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Museum
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Romantic

From Studio Elle PhotographyI love getting to collaborate with other vendors and fuel our creativity! The Cleveland Museum of Art’s new atrium was the perfect indoor wedding venue to feature for this winter shoot. The mix of classic & modern architecture and abundance of natural light from the glass ceiling above made for a perfect atmosphere. I loved the character of the vintage elements in the building, so film was my go-to choice for the shoot.

We decided on a soft palette to give a cohesive look next to the marble backdrop. The gold was perfect to mix in a hint of warmth to the winter day, while the soft blush accents added a touch of color. We decided that a classic black-tie look for the couple would the perfect compliment to such an elegant venue.

Photography: Studio Elle Photography | Event Planning: Cassie Mullins Event Planning & Design | Floral Design: Blush Custom Weddings | Wedding Dress: The Dress Bridal Boutique | Cake: A Cupcake A Day | Invitations: Paper Strudel | Wedding Venue: Cleveland Museum Of Art | Beauty: Beauty Therapy Inc.

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Cleveland City Hall Rotunda Wedding

Truth be told, it’s the rich, ultra romantic hues that’ll always reign supreme in my book. Hues like the berries and purples that take center stage in this lush, fall affair from Lauren Gabrielle Photography. It’s stunning in every way, but don’t just take my word for it. Have a full-on swoon for yourself right over here.

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From A Charming Fete… The design for Danielle and Austin’s wedding was Tuscan-inspired with a rich, romantic color palette of deep aubergine, shades of plum, cream and dusty rose with touches of antique metallics. We wanted to achieve that warm, plentiful Tuscan vibe in a more refined, modern setting. Vintage style urns and vessels lined the king’s tables with an abundance of lush flowers and ripe fruit (plums, pears and grapes) overflowing onto the tabletop.

The place settings were anchored with beautiful ivory and gold china and custom menus. We wanted friends and family to feel like they were being seated at a rich and elegant feast. The chocolate linens gave the tables a dark, earthy feel. The ceremony and reception space boasts tons of marble, massive arched ceilings and elaborate columns which gave the perfect balance to our Tuscan tablescape. We incorporated some fun details like mini olive oil bottle seating cards and a decadent dessert bar with handmade backdrop. The wedding cake was beautiful in its own simplicity which we adorned with a few fresh blooms.

A gorgeous, lush backdrop was constructed for the ceremony which including tons of dripping vines and foliage mixed with florals. This served as a focal point throughout the reception and a backdrop to the couple’s sweetheart table. The bride paired some chic vintage-inspired jewels and accessories with her gown, including a gorgeous faux fur chubby. The end result was breathtaking and timeless.

Photographer: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Event Design: A Charming Fete | Floral Design: Blooms by Plantscaping | Invitations: Jen Simpson Design | Jewelry: Haute Bride | Catering: A Taste of Excellence | Makeup: Elizabeth Cook | Band: Jerry Bruno Orchestra | Bridal Gown: Amy Kuschel | Bridal Salon: Something White | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dress: Eliza J | Cake & Desserts: Michael Angelo's Bakery | Ceremony & Reception: Cleveland City Hall Rotunda | Chairs & Linen Rentals: Let's Entertain | String Trio: Arion Strings

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