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Rustic Wedding in Warm Winter Whites

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We all know that summer is the standard wedding season — who doesn’t love an outdoor wedding? — but we think that cold weather weddings are too often overlooked. There’s something so romantic about snuggling up in a big cozy throw and watching snow fall with a bug mug of hot cocoa (or mulled wine!) in hand.

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This inspirational shoot styled by Wednesday encompasses everything we love about weddings during this time of year: Warm wood accents, autumn-inspired florals, lots of lace and a snow-inspired ceiling installation to hint at colder weather to come. Of course, we love seeing our Gabriella Dinnerware and Antique Silver Flatware as the stars of the tablescape, too. Scroll down to see more photos from this stunning, rustic wedding inspired shoot!

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Concept, styling, paper goods: Wednesday
Photography: Ely Fair Photography
Florals: 
Rebecca’s Silver Rose
Venue: White Dog Hill, Clinton, OK
Dress, earrings: Meg Guess
Original dress design: 
Harper Henry
Hair: MaKenna Estes
Make-up: 
Sarah Roark

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Our 7 Favorite Wedding Instagram Accounts

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Last week, we shared our absolute favorite wedding Pinterest accounts to help you find inspiration for your big day. This week, we’re sharing some of our top picks on our other favorite venue for wedding inspiration: Instagram! Read on to take a peek at our 7 favorite wedding Instagram accounts.

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Loverly

From engagement parties to last minute touches on the big day, we love how Loverly’s gorgeous Instagram accounts covers all the little details that make weddings special.

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Hey Gorg Events

Stylist and wedding planner Rhiannon Nicole Bosse’s Instagram gives followers a fun sneak peek at her stylish events every step of the way.

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How He Asked

We’re suckers for a good engagement story, and this adorable Instagram account has enough romantic fodder to make anyone shed a few happy tears.

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Laura Hooper Calligraphy

There’s a reason so many people love following Laura Hooper’s Instagram: Her stunning calligraphy provides eye candy and inspiration to any design lover, even if they’re not in wedding planning mode.

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Beth Helmstetter

Of course, we had to include one of our favorite wedding planners. Beth’s beautiful events speak for themselves, and it’s too fun to get a sneak peek behind the scenes before each and every big day.

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Tulipina Design

The incredibly talented Kiana Underwood’s Instagram feed has always been one of our absolute favorites — if you’re on the hunt for wedding floral inspiration, you won’t want to miss out on her gorgeous designs.

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Inspired by This

From real weddings to real wedding problems, Inspired by This covers just about every issue you could encounter before your wedding. Check out their Instagram for cake, floral and fashion advice!

PS: Don’t forget to follow Pottery Barn on Instagram for home, design and registry advice and inspiration. 

Farm-to-Table: Rustic Elegant Wedding Inspiration

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We’re all for grand, elegant affairs, but there’s something extra-special about a more small, casual wedding. It’s hard not to fall in love with this shoot full of rustic elegant wedding inspiration by Clayton Austin.

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Austin’s shoot reveals a no-fuss wedding, where the groom bakes the cake and the couple hosts family and friends at their own home. Austin set the scene at the elegant Dana-Powers House on California’s Central Coast, and staged a relaxing day where the bride and groom served a meal from their garden (on our Vintage Wood Cheese Boards with our Rustic Luxe Ruffled Linen Napkins) with their nearest and dearest friends and family.

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Photography: Clayton Austin
Florals: Panacea Event Floral Design
Venue: Dana-Powers House
Stationery + event design: Clayton Austin
Table, chairs + props: Embellish Vintage Rentals 

Fiesta Bachelorette Party in Southern California

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Summer weekends in California practically beg for a margarita on the rocks. So, cocktail and entertaining extraordinaire Whitney Adams recruited stylist Dean Renaud to help her put together a fun, elegant and colorful fiesta bachelorette party for her soon-to-be-married friend Claire Thomas in Los Angeles. “I wanted to think outside the box a little and do something during the day. As summer is coming to a close, I think we wall want to soak in every last bit of outdoor time and sunshine that we can.”

Margarita_Cheers_by_Whitney_AdamsAdams put together a classy but playful party with two fresh, seasonal and easy-to-make margaritas, a build your own tostada bar and fruity paleta popsicles for dessert. It’s a more grown up (and delicious) take on nachos and tequila shots — with minimal effort.

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Pottery Barn product shown: Blonde Wood Wine Trough, Blue Ombre Outdoor Drinkware, Jug Outdoor Drink Dispenser, Rhodes Drink Dispenser Stand, Jus de Fruits Glasses, Vintage Wood Pizza Paddle Board

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Note: Drink recipes can serve a crowd of 8, and can be easily doubled or tripled for larger groups. 

Blackberry Mint & Honey Margarita
1 bottle Don Julio Blanco Tequila (750 ml)
2 pints blackberries
1 bunch mint
12 oz lime juice
12 oz honey simple syrup
1.5 cups water

For the blackberry puree:
Blend blackberries and mint. Add a small amount of honey to help soften the berries and better incorporate ingredients.

For the simple syrup:
Put honey in saucepan with 1.5 cups water. Heat until combined and let cool.

Place everything directly into the beverage dispenser. Serve over ice and garnish each cocktail with lime and fresh blackberry.

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Spicy Jalapeno Margarita
1 bottle Don Julio Anejo Tequila (750 ml)
4 jalapenos
12 oz. lime juice
12 oz. agave syrup
1.5 cups water
Dried papaya
Chili powder seasoning (like Tajin Clasico)

For the simple syrup:
Put agave in saucepan with 1.5 cups water. Slice 2 jalapenos (with some seeds for heat) and add to the pan. Heat until combined and let cool. Strain out jalapenos.

For the chili papaya:
Cut dried papaya (or mango) into strips, coat in a squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle with chili powder.

Place everything directly into the beverage dispenser. Slice 2 fresh jalapenos (remove seeds), add to dispenser. Serve over ice and garnish each cocktail with lime, a slice of jalapeno and chili papaya.

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Creative Direction & Cocktails: Whitney Adams
Styling & Food: Dean Renaud
Photos: Whitney Adams

Our 8 Favorite Wedding Pinterest Accounts

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As anyone who has planned their own wedding can tell you, getting started is the hardest part. Finding just the right inspiration — whether it’s the dress, the venue or even just a color — is key to pulling the rest of the day together. Luckily, Pinterest has solved so many of these problems — a few days worth of browsing these accounts, and you’ll have more ideas than you know what to do with.

Take a look at our 8 favorite wedding Pinterest accounts to follow (besides ours of course — have you seen our Fall Weddings Board?) to get inspiration for your big day:

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Beth Helmstetter
It’s no surprise that one of our favorite wedding planners is one of our favorite people to follow on Pinterest. Don’t miss the photos from her events — they’re amazing.

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Bridal Musings
This London-based wedding blog’s Pinterest is chock full of great tips and wedding inspiration. They have boards to cover virtually every topic and issue that comes up during wedding planning — it’s too hard to pick a favorite!

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Wedding Paper Divas
Our favorite invitation site’s Pinterest strikes a chord with our love of gorgeous paper goods. Try following their boards based on event — Rehearsal Dinner and Bridal Shower are our personal favorites.

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Wedding Chicks
We love how this LA wedding blog’s Pinterest has a playful DIY twist. How fun are these centerpieces?

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Inspired by This Blog
The ladies behind Inspired by This know how to throw a good party — whether it’s an engagement party, bridal shower or bachelorette. We love the dose of fashion on their Pinterest too — particularly the bridesmaid dress and hair ideas!

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Colin Cowie Weddings
Follow this amazing NY wedding planner for a solid dose of glam wedding inspiration and some serious wedding envy.

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100 Layer Cake
We’ve been a fan of this blog for a long time, and their Pinterest is just as gorgeous as their site. We suggest following their cocktail boards, too!

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The Perfect Palette
Color me pretty! We love anything with a big dose of color, and this pinner’s boards organized by hue and palette hit the spot.

Champagne Bridal Gown Inspiration

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Mandy Kellogg’s gorgeous wedding shoots, it’s that all-white can be overrated. Not that we don’t love a traditional wedding — but as this champagne bridal gown shoot for Occasion Magazine shows, sometimes color can cause quite the splash.

Although this champagne gown from Liancarlo isn’t a far cry from traditional wedding gowns, the tinted tulle still feels modern and unexpected. We love how the easy makeup and messy hair from Jennifer C. Nieman and bold purple florals from Lindsay Coletta Designs complement the dress’s ethereal feeling perfectly.

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Concept & Styling, Mandy Kellogg Rye for Occasions Magazine
Photography, Rustic White
Cinematographer, Munn Brothers Films
Flowers, Lindsay Coletta Designs 
Hair & Makeup, Jennifer C. Nieman
Venue, Ambient Studios Plus
Model, Jen Whitley
Gown, Liancarlo Style 5806 via Kelly’s Closet 
Belt, Kelly’s Closet
Earrings,  Carolee via Bloomingdales Lenox 

Shoes, Via Spiga via Bloomingdales Lenox

An Inspiring Pink and Red Coastal Wedding Shoot in Southern California

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There’s something magical and instantly romantic about the beach. It’s no wonder that so many couples are drawn to the coast for weddings and engagements.

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We love how the talented team behind this shoot — including photographer Anna Delores, stylist Joelle Charming and floral designer Amy Jordan of Stella Blooms— brought that magic to life in these stunning photos. We talked to Amy Jordan to get the scoop on her inspiration for this pink and red coastal wedding shoot.

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An Inspiring Pink and Red Coastal Wedding Shoot in Southern California

An Inspiring Pink and Red Coastal Wedding Shoot in Southern California

Q: What was the main inspiration behind this shoot?
A: We wanted to take advantage of our beautiful coastal views while staying far away from the typical “beach theme” — the result was a fun, elegant tablescape that makes you want to cozy up and enjoy a cocktail with a view.

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An Inspiring Pink and Red Coastal Wedding Shoot in Southern California

Q: What made you decide to use pillows and a low table instead of a traditional table and chairs?
A: The low seating gave it a casual intimate feel, and the Pottery Barn pillows were the perfect touch to create an inviting, cozy area for our guests to relax.

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An Inspiring Pink and Red Coastal Wedding Shoot in Southern California

Q: How did you choose the color palette?
A: We wanted everything to be neutral ocean tones except for the pop of the vibrant lush flowers.  The pillows were the perfect shades of sands, grays and creams that complemented the backdrop and bright florals perfectly.

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An Inspiring Pink and Red Coastal Wedding Shoot in Southern California

Credits:
Photography: Anna Delores
Styling: Joelle Charming
Floral Design and styling: Stella Blooms
Cake: MJB Cakes
Make-up: Crystal Huber