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Beach Chic Wedding

Beach Weddings

We’re gearing up for a long holiday weekend, and I thought this chic San Clemente wedding would be the perfect eye candy before we grab our straw hats and head out for a picnic by the beach. The bride, Aly, made everything herself! Heather of LVL Weddings & Events helped her pull everything together and I love the effortless look.

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San Clemente Beach wedding ruffled wedding dress

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San Clemente Beach wedding ruffled wedding dress

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San Clemente Beach wedding ruffled wedding dress

From the coordinator, Heather: Ally, a Canadian transplant and Tim, a SoCal native and fire fighter, live in long beach and love Southern California’s beautiful weather. Since half of their wedding guests would be coming from Canada, they fell in love with the ocean view at the historical San Clemente venue, Ole Hanson Beach Club. We love the spring garden theme combined with the lawn ceremony and beach setting. Ally was on a budget and decided to take on all of the details, a true DIY bride, she embossed every invitation, program and name card with a gold dandelion. All the details were so cute, the DIY herb marker table numbers in tiny terracotta pots and the river rocks on the DIY ceremony programs to keep them from blowing away.

We fell in love with the bridesmaid’s dresses were gorgeous that could be worn multiple styles! The sweet couple said their vows under the picturesque tree while the guests were seated on white garden benches. The decor for the ceremony and reception was simple, cute and colorful in over sized mason jars. Ally, Tim and their guests enjoyed dinner on the outdoor patio while the sunset.

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Wedding Vendors (San Clemente, California):

Venue: Ole Hanson Beach Club / Photographer: Kurt Boomer Photography / Coordinator: Heather of LVL Weddings & Events / Cake and Pastries: Mommies Poppies / DJ: 11H Entertainment / Floral Design: Olivia Nickless / Lighting: Signature Party Rentals / Ceremony Pews: Megan’s Garden / Ceremony & Cocktail hour musician: Kevin Miso / Bar Services: Martini Express / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Wrap Dress in Concord

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Weddings in Tuscany by Chiara Sernesi

In 2002, I started my own company, to offer foreigners the possibility to get married in this magical region. Over the years, I have made creating unique weddings my mission, using the finest vendors and most picturesque venues and locations. We have received praise from our clients and the press, and many of our outstanding weddings have been featured in the most prestigious international magazines. I am proud to say that I have contributed to making dreams come true for so many couples.

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Spring in Bloom Brooklyn Wedding

Garden Weddings

It’s always a treat when we have a wedding to share shot by Jen Huang. Sarah and Ted wanted a “Spring in Bloom” mood with a retro 1950s feel, and I don’t think they could have chosen a more perfect venue than the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for their wedding day. The gorgeous vintage bride Sarah designed their own wedding invitations, and I’m loving them!

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From the bride, Sara: Color is dominant! Each of my bridesmaids will be wearing dresses in the same gray shade, but they’ll be accessorizing and carrying flowers in their “assigned” color. Each of us accessorized in various shades of our color- monochromatic and layered- not all the same shade of blue, etc. We had multicolored blooms on the table, multi-colored fans for guests, a colorful candy buffet, and much more. As you can tell, I love color… However, I wanted to set the color against crisp white, so the table linens will be white, our cake is white with white sugar flowers, the gift boxes for guests are white with green ribbon. All in all it was a colorful and fun day!

Wedding Vision: Spring in Bloom with Color All Over (with retro details)

Wedding Vendors (New York, New York):

Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Gardens / Photographer: Jen Huang / Wedding Dress: Vineyard Collection, style Morgan / Wedding Shoes: Gwyneth Paulette Pump (dyed two shades of green) / Invitations: Designed by the bride Sara who is a Graphic Designer / Florals: Zuzu’s Petals of Park Slope / Catering: The Palm House / Band: The Gainsborough Trio / DJ: Dj Shakey aka Julie Covello / Cake: Ana Parzych / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers / Bridesmaid Dresses: Shabby Apple

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HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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California Backyard Wedding

DIY Weddings

Is there a more summery color palette than yellow and pink with pops of aqua? I think not. The bride, Jennifer, designed and handmade all the little details herself – including refurbishing the vintage dresser used as the dessert table. Photographer Melissa Brandman captured their wedding day and all the pretty details for us to gawk over.

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From the photographer, Melissa Brandman: Jennifer, her family and friends worked tirelessly to create this sweet vintage backyard wedding. Inspired by a color palette including barn red, robin’s egg blue and butter yellow, the bride and her family designed and hand crafted every last detail, incorporating vintage furniture, Etsy finds, and lots of sewing! Their DIY efforts kept costs down and only added to the charm of this backyard fete. Jennifer and Elliott were determined to keep their wedding focused on the family and friends there to celebrate their day: they wrote a letter of love and gratitude to their guests using a vintage slat chalkboard that was placed near the ceremony site. And as a fun twist, after dinner guests were treated to the 80s cover band The Reflexx – a favorite of the bride and groom.

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Wedding Vendors (Southern California):

Venue: private residence / Photographer: Melissa Brandman / Caterer: Mi California Pollos / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Wedding cake: Katella Bakery

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