Summer Color Scheme: Yellow + Brown

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 05, 2013

This week on the blog, we’re continuing with our favorite summer color schemes. First up — yellow and brown! This inspiration board is fit for a rustic bride seeking a barn or ranch wedding. {Cue the horses.} Choose a bridal bouquet filled with daisies and sunflowers and a boutonniere filled with billy balls for your groom’s lapel. Show your country charm by wearing a pair of cowboy boots, Tip: Give your bridesmaids matching pairs as thank you gifts. No cocktail hour is complete without a freshly squeezed lemonade served in mason jars, which can double as favors, perhaps? Or maybe “Make Your Own Butter” kits set at each place setting to complement guests’ own down home cooking recipes.


Photos (clockwise from top left): Roohi Photography, Wings of Glory Photography,  Ryan Ray Photo, Amy & Stuart Photography, Leo Patrone Photography, Roohi Photography, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, Roohi Photography, and  ” ” 

 What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!

Winter Centerpiece Inspiration

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 10, 2012

Photos (clockwise from top left): Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event DesignCuppa Photography, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design and ” ” ” “

Centerpieces are just as important as your bouquet. For any winter wedding, incorporate white, black, red, deep purple and green into your theme, but add texture. Wow your guests with manzanita branches, candles, metallic-colored vases and dangling crystals. For more inspiration, be sure to check out our gallery full of festive centerpieces.

Winter Cake Inspiration

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 19, 2012


Photos (clockwise from top left): Rachel A. Clingen Wedding & Event Design, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Tallevi Studios, Logrono Cake Design

Now that fall is coming to an end, winter color palettes of white, gold, red, green and black will be featured in lots of weddings-and even on cakes. Fall in love with these winter-inspired cakes that have pine cones and branches as rustic accents, fresh red roses and holly berries and all that glitters gold. You can have any of these combinations to add character to your cake. In fact, you can get even more in the spirit of the holidays by choosing a distinct cake flavor like pumpkin spice, gingerbread, caramel buttercream or chocolate peppermint. These flavorful cakes will make it hard for your guests to resist having seconds. For more inspiration, check out our winter wedding cakes photo gallery.

Red & Plum Winter Wedding Style Shoot

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 23, 2012

About this shoot: “In the spirit of this beautiful season, swoon over this wintery wedding shoot with old world glam and even a rustic twist. So I will admit to daydreaming of every wedding shoot we have the opportunity to do, but this wintery wedding display at a farm north of Toronto holds a special spot in my heart! The remains of an old barn, is the perfect backdrop for a fabulous wintery display loaded with colour! Since I am from the beautiful and rugged northern Ontario, where winter means snow covered roads from Dec til at least March, its easy to see why this wedding shoot is reflective of who I am and what I love. Think beyond typical winter wedding decor with white branches and hanging snowflakes.   Let the richness of red berries and snow covered cherries inspire you and remind you of the beauty of the season! A Faux fur shade and artistic arrangement of orchids, roses, berries and even purple kale create a glamorous centerpiece.” ~Rachel, Rachel A. Clingen Wedding Design

Tam + Matt

Summer 2011

Toronto, Canada

About the Wedding: “Buckles and boots, saddles and 5 gallon hats.. now this is my kind of wedding!  Matt is a pro rodeo world champion steer wrestler while Tamaron has a few bragging rights of her own as multiple champion barrel racer! The wedding was held on the brides family farm just north of Toronto in Hillsburgh. Although the couple wanted a western feel they wanted the flowers and decor to be glamorous and memorable. The brides carried classic flowers of red roses, peonies, stock and mums. The ceremony decor was rustic but rich. The white carpet aisle was lined with rose petals and old fashioned floral baskets on vintage aisle hooks. The reception held in a wedding tent was breathtaking with twinkle lit draping, manzanita tree centrepieces and a warm red glow. Whether its a down town city vibe or a western country feel, flowers and decor are the key to creating a memorable atmosphere at a wedding.” –Rachel A. Clingen Wedding And Event Design

Photographer: Purple Martini Photography |  Event Design and Florals: Rachel A. Clingen Wedding And Event Design | Venue: Bride’s Family Farm