3 real weddings and styled shoots that will make you swoon

Photography By Rylee Hitchner

Maggie & Jake

A North Carolina, farm to table, organic affair, with such a sense of peaceful simplicity, you can’t help but feel at ease just looking at the photos captured of the special day. 

From the bride Maggie:

“The first question everyone always asked after they found out Jake and I became engaged was whether or not we were going to have the wedding on my family’s farm (which inevitably operates as an actual wedding venue). I always said yes, it was never really a question to me. However, growing up I never imagined myself getting married in my own backyard & to be honest I don’t even think I really gave much thought to my own wedding until we started working in the wedding industry.

When it finally came time to sit down and sift through all of the wedding day details I didn’t want to simply make decisions because it would follow the traditional pattern of a wedding or make something “look” beautiful. I wanted everything to have more meaning and depth to it than that; I wanted the wedding to “feel” beautiful because of the intention behind the details. I remember sitting down with Abany one day and explaining that when I envisioned the wedding, I wanted our guests to see creation in its simplest form. I am a firm believer that less is more in so many aspects and I wanted our guests be able to look around and appreciate the true and simple beauty that comes as a gift to us everyday, unfiltered and untouched.

I wanted the guests to see the natural beauty that I bear witness to everyday on the farm; the varying colors of green in an open field, the vast tree line above, the way the light trickles through the pathways, the sweetness of gathered loved ones. I wanted guests to see the wonderful and beautiful gift of creation.”

Maggie and Jake’s Wedding gives you the feeling of being lost in a secret garden of serenity. The wedding looks as though so little effort was needed to make the day beautiful. Maggie actually went out to forge for a lot of her own greenery to assemble various flower arrangements. The simple table scape is perfectly understated. From the neutral color scheme, to the outdoor ceremony and reception, you can’t help but feel relaxed. It is as blissful the special day should be with the focus on all of the right elements: Love and God’s great creation.

Source: OnceWed

Venue : Morning Glory Farm | Photography : Rylee Hitchner | Styling/Flowers/Planning : Abany Bauer | Gown : Custom Design by Ship to Shore | Hair & Makeup : Lula Hair & Makeup | Catering : Best Impressions | Paper & Calligraphy : Brown Linen Design | Rentals : Hey Love Rentals | Linens : LaTavola 


Kim & Sam

I have always been a sucker for a breathtaking ceremony view and outdoor reception. This wedding and it’s rustic bohemian style, complete with dark tones and complimentary pops of orange, set the stage for a magical bohemian/rustic scene. 

Eclectic Boho Wedding From Ruffled

The unconventional, untraditional wedding style is at large for many new couples. I find it so important that the day should feel like the pair, while being special to their specific interests and history. Kim and Sam love the outdoors and felt the breathtaking view of Mount Currie, BC to be the perfect place to start this new life together. I can’t help but to be mystified by the openness of land while still having the shadows of the forest as host to these nuptials. 

The bride wears a beautiful Rue de Seine gown, with stylish lace details and bodice cut that frames her perfectly, while the groom matches in a custom Harry Rosen White Tux jacket. Offset by a wedding party wearing all black, the bride and groom stand out at the alter.


Kim styled with the help of Cahoots Creative and Filosophi, using sheep skin chair overlays, antlers, feathers, and rifle shell casings to complete this bohemian rustic feel. Even their cake was original, as it was set uneven, stacked with layers of dark greens and black roses.


Instead of using traditional wedding flowers, they opted for succulents, eucalyptus, and various greenery. Set in the valley of a mountain, with romantic, intimate, Edison light bulbs strung overhead, complete with playful wooden swings, I can’t think of a more magical way to speak a lifetime’s promise.



Source: RuffledBlog

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Shari + MikePlanning: Erin Bishop, Filosophi
Floral Design: Billie’s Flower House
Decor Design: Cahoots Creative
Venue: North Arm Farm
Wedding Dress: Fox Gown, Rue de Seine
Bridal Store: Union Bridal
Bridal Headpiece: Erin Laura Jewelry
Jewelry: Tiffany
Hair and Makeup: Denise Elliott
Groom’s Suit: Custom tux jacket, Harry Rosen
Catering: The Collective Kitchen
Furniture Rentals: Spruce Rentals
Tables and Chairs: Event Rental Works

Styled Shoot From Hillary Muelleck Photography and Wildflowers by Design

Bright poppies set in the tree-lined drive, entering classic estate grounds, has me longing for Spring. This shoot captures so much romance and timeless elegance, while still maintaining an element of playfulness.

Garden Estate with Delicate Poppies





The shabby chic table holds a beautiful arrangement of loose bright flowers, hosting in it’s center sweet white candle sticks. Fragile strands of greenery act as napkin rings for effortlessly folded linens, while copper peaks it’s nose out in silverware and place settings. 


A soft, light pink, runner offers a romantic, undone quality to the table. I love the plush cushioned chairs at the head, mixed with open back, industrial, copper seating. I admire when designers mix elements to create something unexpected.


Then comes the cake! With pearl strands at it’s base and light watercolor artwork, I can only imagine the pastel beauty is as sweet as it looks.

The brides perfectly distressed hair feels like a fairy tale. Had she spent her morning running off in the gardens without a care? I hope so. Her bouquet gives a similar feeling of undone and whimsical movement.

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This shoot does a wonderful job of demonstrating a new way of everlasting style without being on the nose. For the bride who wants elegance, while also having a little fun.

Source: RuffledBlog

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Hillary Muelleck Photography
Floral Design: Wildflowers by Design
Venue: Drumore Estate
Wedding Dress and Hairpiece: POSH Bridal
Hair and Makeup: MKUP The Beauty Studio
Wedding Cake and Desserts: Couture Cakery
Macarons: Rice and Noodles
Furniture Rentals: Treasured Events
Ribbon and Table Runner: Silk & Willow
Plates and Napkins: Terrain at Styers

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