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Strawberries and Gingham Bouquet Inspiration

Wedding Design

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Spring is a season that just begs to see bright and fun fabrics, so we were understandably excited to see this cheery gingham bouquet inspiration created by Karin Woodward of Haute Horticulture and shot by Annabella Charles Photography. We’re particularly fond of the hodgepodge of different flowers in varying shades of pink, and not to mention that scrumptious-looking strawberry and whipped cream cake!


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Bride’s Bouquet:
All of the above flowers:
Pink: Hydrangea, Sweet Pea, Tulips, Waxflower, Hyacinth, and includes extra Green Hellebore, Pink Jasmine Vine, Double Knock Out Roses (from my garden) in hot pink, and Honeysuckle vine.

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From the event stylist, Karin of Haute Horticulture: We took 5 “bridesmaid’s” bouquets different flowers… same colors. We then recycled them and made the “bridal” bouquet. We took Pink Gingham fabric from the local fabric store and tied a giant bow around the bouquet instead of ribbon. The fabric actually holds a big bow much better than ribbon and is super cute. We then made a cute summertime cake with whipped cream and strawberries instead of icing.

Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets

Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets

Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquetsStrawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets

Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets

Strawberries and Gingham wedding bouquets


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The Button Hole (Boutonniere) was made from Green Hellebore and Waxflower.

Wedding Vendors (Memphis, TN):

Venue: Private residence / Wedding Photographer: Annabella Charles Photography / Wedding Flowers and Event Designer: Haute Horticulture

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Backyard Malibu Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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This wedding designed by Tabitha of Glitter & Ganache and captured by Next Exit Photography is the ultimate in feminine chic — fluffy pink flowers, vintage bottles and books, and silver trays galore. You can never go wrong with romantic touches sprinkled throughout mixed an authentic California vibe.


Hayley + Johanny

From the brides, Hayley and Johanny: We wanted a wedding that had a very romantic and vintage feel. As women, we felt a lot of freedom to choose shades of pink for our colors, and include lots of feminine, girly decor items. We both love Anthropologie and would regularly browse the store/website for pieces that reflected the vibe we were going for. We had planned to do the event design/styling ourselves, but we happened upon a wonderful wedding stylist. She integrated the pieces we’d picked up during our numerous Anthropologie runs with wonderful vintage pieces that she found for really reasonable prices. She also created original crafts for us, like streamer wands that our guests (especially the kids) loved waving when we walked by.


Hayley + Johanny

Hayley + Johanny

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Hayley + Johanny

Hayley + JohannyHayley + Johanny

Hayley + Johanny

Hiring a stylist and day-of coordinator was the best decision we made; it allowed us to enjoy our day without worrying about how everything would look or stressing about things running smoothly. We wrote our own vows and had our good friend (and acupuncturist!) officiate our ceremony. In a nod to our ancestors, we also jumped the broom, which was how slaves “married” when they didn’t have the legal right to do so. We thought that this tradition was fitting because we too weren’t allowed to legally marry in our home state of California at the time of our wedding. (Although we since got legally married in New York!)


Hayley + Johanny

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Hayley + Johanny

Hayley + JohannyHayley + Johanny

Hayley + Johanny

For our reception, it was critical that we had great music and excessive amounts of sweets. We had wedding cake, 12 dozen cupcakes and delicious macarons for our guests to feast on! Our DJ was fantastic and made sure that everyone was having a great time. Our advice to other brides would be to get help from people you trust. Even if you think you can do it on your own, it can really become overwhelming at a time when you’d much rather be focused on your spouse-to-be and all the friends and family who have come in to attend your wedding. You’ll enjoy the whole experience so much more if you don’t have to worry about all the little details and just enjoy the day!


Hayley + Johanny

Hayley + JohannyHayley + Johanny

Hayley + Johanny

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Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Wedding Venue: Calamigos Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Next Exit Photography / Event Design and Styling: Tabitha Johnson of Glitter & Ganache / Day-of Coordinator: Alia Brown / Wedding Flowers: The Enchanted Florist / Wedding DJ: Tendaji Lathan / Ceremony Musician: Jeff Goodkind / Wedding Cake: Hot Cake Bakes / Mini Cupcakes and Macarons: Blue Cupcake / Photobooth: Snap Yourself

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Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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Early Spring Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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My name is Amanda, and I have an unhealthy obsession for gorgeous delish floral arrangements. It’s a mix of stare and swoon followed by a giddy pinning frenzy. Like the ones from Half Orange Photography‘s amazing workshop photoshoot, designed by Stems of Dallas. Their inspiration behind the shoot was a simple yet striking Celebrate! theme, with pops of gold, crisp white and mint green. A color palette that works wonders for every season of the year.


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Our theme was “celebrate!,” and we wanted the whole shoot to reflect the attitude of a celebration held in Austin, TX. Our initial inspiration came from champagne: the colors green and gold came to mind, circles and sparkle, and an accessible feeling of elegance. We wanted to combine the glitz and glam of an elegant affair, so we brought in gold, champagne, beautiful flowers and faux fur for our bride to wear with her second look. We also wanted some quirk, texture, and a slightly hippie vibe since we shot in Austin- so our bride Sarah wore a halo made of flowers, we decorated the table with succulents and held the entire session at a dried up riverbed. The table was covered in lace table cloths, and we strung circles punched from glittery cardstock to make a table runner.

Wedding Vendors (Austin, TX):

Wedding Photographer: Half Orange Photography / Event Stylist: Lauren of For Lovely Events / Wedding Flowers: Katy Utley of Stems of Dallas / Equipment Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals / Cinematography: Stringer Productions

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