Sometimes we see a floral arch so stunning, we have to drop everything and share it with you. This Love of Yours Photography, NT Events, and Vo Floral Design sent over a truly beautiful inspiration shoot with light pinks, purples, and vibrant greenery, tying it all together with a garden reception table accompanied by vintage china and marble accents. Truly, what’s not to love?
I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.
As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.
As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.
When you love wine country as much as these two do, exchanging vows at a California vineyard is just a no-brainer — even if you have to make your way back across the country to do it! Maggie and Greg shared their love with their nearest and dearest at the beautiful Gainey Vineyard, bringing along Fondly Forever Photography, Amazing Day Events, and Chelsea Carter Events to fulfill their vision to a T.
DJs • Bands • Party Down
Started as a California-based DJ collective in 2013, Dart has now grown to include numerous live musicians and performers, all with the same simple goal of offering a more customized and personal approach to music curation at weddings and special events.
At Dart, we are all working DJs and musicians. Music is our passion and we want to share it with you and your guests—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to have, or customizing a repertoire list for one of our bands to flawlessly execute, our main goal here is to elevate and personalize your event so that it uniquely represents you.
Despite our attention to detail, we are not elitists and we do not take ourselves too seriously. These events are supposed to be fun, inclusive experiences and we want to only enhance that feeling by playing the best music we can. Whether it’s getting down to LCD Soundsystem or setting the mood with Paul Simon, we want to offer something a little different that will still connect with you and your guests.
If there’s one thing that determines your wedding mood from start to finish, it’s the sweet sound of music. And one of our latest discoveries in this arena is My Wedding Songs, a planning resource that provides guidance for sourcing, selecting and even purchasing the music for your various wedding playlists. With a task as significant as this, you’ll want all the help you can get.
Approximately 120 songs will play from your wedding start to finish, so one of the key notes to consider (see what we did there?) is diversity. A healthy mix of slow and upbeat, oldies and chart toppers will keep your guests invested and the dance floor full! Not only does My Wedding Songs streamline this search with an option to filter music by topic, genre, artist and decade, it also offers pre-made playlists and suggestions for special wedding highlights that can often be difficult to choose – lookin’ at you Father/Daughter dance. What’s more, these playlists are frequently updated with current hits, so you will always have party songs that are as fresh as the Prince of Bel Air.
Head on over to their site to explore the songs you might have forgotten, and perhaps test out some of these playlists at your next date night in!
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We are a boutique floral design studio based in los angeles that believes beauty creates magic. We’re talking about that whimsical, golden-hour, moment your never gonna forget kind of magic. We live for that. We love pairing different textures and adding in surprising elements to keep our designs original, organic, playful, and ethereal. We think flowers are pretty rad around here and are extremely passionate about making a brides vision come to life. We are driven by creating beauty and believe that filling a space with fresh blooms brings it to life.