Relaxed Arizona Garden Wedding


Molly & Mickey had a lovely family centric wedding amidst the beautiful gardens of WHISPERING TREE RANCH in Arizona and had RACHEL SOLOMON alongside them for the day to capture all the beauty. Love the little touches of magenta throughout – we haven’t really been seeing too much of that lately, and it’s so pretty in a garden setting!

“Mickey and I met through some of our most cherished mutual friends, 4 years prior to our wedding date. When we got engaged, we decided that we wanted to have a wedding that highlighted not only our love for one another, but our love for our family and friends. Our venue, The Whispering Tree Ranch, was the perfect setting for the day. It was a beautiful garden/rustic chic inspired venue, with charm written all over it. From the chandeliers to the place settings, everything was unique.

Our wedding colors were grey and neutral with a pop of deep magenta. The colors were a perfect fit for the garden theme, and the flowers were so fun and different! My mother made the Jr. Bridesmaid and Flower Girls dress, as well as one of my Bridesmaids. My veil was made by a family friend, and our cake was made by my Brother-in-Law’s Mother. We chose our dear friend Johnny to be our officiant. We also had one of the groomsmen sing and play guitar for our first dance. These choices meant a lot to us, as they added such a personal touch to the day.”

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“One of our favorite DIY projects was our “guest book.” We purchased some wood, stained and nailed a heart into it, and weaved yarn in between the nails. Our guests then wrote their best advice to us and placed their notes in the web. We have it hanging in our bedroom now, and will be reading one piece of advice every day.

I also loved choosing my bridesmaid’s gifts. Each gift represented something very meaningful. My sister and Matron of Honor wore an anchor necklace and charm. My bridesmaid from Iowa left her beautiful baby boy for the first time in order to be at our wedding, so she wore a necklace with her baby’s hand printed into the charm. Another bridesmaid wore Oscar Wilde cufflinks, and another; a honey-bee.

I had never planned a wedding before, and after feeling stressed about everything going perfectly, I anchored back to what is most important, sharing the day with the one I love and our family and friends. When I did this, everything else seemed to fall into place. Imperfections then became perfection, and it will be a day we will never forget.”

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Photography RACHEL SOLOMON / Venue & florals WHISPERING TREE RANCHCake CAKES BY GIGI / DJ JJ BAUTISTA / Catering BBQ PHX / Bartending BLACK TIE EVENTS / Hair & make-up DENISE BRIDAL / Gown ALLURE / Gown Alterations SANDRA DENLEY / Shoes ANNE KLEIN / Groom’s Attire JOS A BANK
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Stunning Earthy and Botanical Wedding Ideas


“Speak only that which is true, kind, helpful and necessary.”

This stunning shoot by ASHLEY SAWTELLE and styled by LAUREL & ROSE takes us on a journey as the girls explain below. Featuring a beautiful gown by LEANNE MARSHALL from A & BÉ BRIDAL SHOP, I love how it looks so easy to move in, and it looks incredibly delicate against the backdrop of the rugged terrain. Florist EUROPEAN FLOWER SHOP created some gorgeous arrangements for both the family home and the bridal bouquet. Thanks so much to this talented team for sharing it with us!

“Satya’s travels bring her back full circle: to rediscover the beauty and simplicity of what it means to return home. This time she comes back to reconnect with her family to celebrate her marriage. She longs for the familiar sights and comforts of home, maybe as it were when she left to discover the world: including family artefacts, linens and her grandmother’s silver. Fresh botanicals simply dress the rooms that she once ran through growing up.

Her family’s historic home provides the backdrop for the gathering. But her adventurous spirit is also drawn to the natural beauty that Boulder has to offer. The rock formations that long predate the historic homes in the neighborhood play to her bohemian spirit that gave her the courage to discover herself and in the process, introducing her to the love that she celebrates at this gathering.”

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Romantic North Carolina Garden Wedding


From ‘I will’ to ‘I do’, Shannon and Lane’s wedding journey was one that focused on the close bonds of their loving families. The groom proposed on a family Thanksgiving holiday in North Carolina, and six months later, they exchanged vows nearby, in an intimate ceremony and reception that honoured their near and dear. This gorgeous wedding by HEATHER PAYNE with florals by one of our faves ABANY BAUER features in Issue 8 of MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE.

From day one, I wanted an intimate outdoor garden themed wedding. I’m passionate about surrounding myself with pretty things, and I thought that a garden theme would be sweet and romantic. Seeing Lane get emotional during his vows really showed me how much that moment and the union between the two of us meant to him. I’ve never felt so loved.

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“I asked my florist to design a very natural bouquet of garden roses, peonies and daisies. She ended up incorporating large coral charm peonies, as well as a few other lovely accent flowers in my colour scheme of coral, blush, white, bone and blue, and finished it off with beautiful hand dyed silk coral ribbons from my mother-in-law.”

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Photography HEATHER PAYNE / Florist ABANY BAUER / Stationery BROWN LINEN / Venue OLD EDWARDS INN & SPA / Hairpiece TWIGS & HONEY / Bride’s Gown TATYANA MERENYUK / Bride’s Shoes CHINESE LAUNDRY / Hair & Make-up OLD EDWARDS INN & SPA / Bridesmaids’ Dresses PAPER CROWN / Jewellery CORALIA LEETS / Flowergirl Dresses AUTOALIVE / Linens LA TAVOLA / Catering and Cake OLD EDWARDS INN & SPA
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