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Stylish Pacific Palisades Beach Wedding

Elegant Weddings

If you envision sophistication and chic style for your wedding day, look no further than this stunner from Honey Honey Photography and Everly Events. Bel-Air Bay Club served as the perfect backdrop for Lisa and Rex’s southern California event, which was inspired by the design of Lisa’s gown — simple, modern, and clean. I’d say they nailed it!

stylish Pacific Palisades beach wedding - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

From the bride, Lisa: We wanted to keep the overall feel classic yet modern and elegant. Many of our guests came in from out of town and we wanted to make sure our wedding would be a memorable experience – we knew the view of the Pacific Ocean from the lawn at the Bel-Air Bay Club would make for the perfect southern California backdrop. We added some personal touches by incorporating and honoring both of our cultures – Korean and Taiwanese. We changed into our custom made (from Korea) hanboks, traditional Korean attire, while we greeted our guests during cocktail hour and provided oolong tea from Taiwan as our favors.

wedding invitations and custom drinks - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding shoes - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

chic boutonniere - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

groomsmen - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

white peach bouquet - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

stylish Pacific Palisades beach wedding - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

ceremony altar - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

The inspiration really stemmed from my dress – simple, modern and clean. I found myself gravitating towards classic colors like navy, ivory and gold and ended up incorporating blush towards the end with the flowers (inspired by my shoes). There were lots of DIY projects – (1) spray painted frames, lanterns and cake toppers (two tigers representing the year we were both born); (2) hand written wedding program and dinner menu on mirrors; (3) tea favor jars with tulle and ribbon packaging; (4) handmade belt by my mom; and (5) hand painted wedding welcome sign. I highly recommend for brides to start as soon as possible (even though it may feel or seem like you’re jumping the gun) because there really are so many other things that need to be taken care of as the wedding date nears.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

wedding portrait - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

stylish Pacific Palisades beach wedding - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Communication really is key. Communicating well with your fiance, your family, your bridal party and your vendors regarding your research, ideas and expectations will significantly help in all aspects of the planning process. I found that the best vendors ended up being those that communicated well from the introductory email or phone call to the days leading up to the wedding. I also highly recommend hiring a day of coordinator as we did (just about 5 weeks out) and it was probably one of the best decisions we made. Also, remember to take a deep breath and keep the day in perspective.

gold table number - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

place cards - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

stylish Pacific Palisades beach wedding - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

drink menu - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

elegant wedding reception - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

reception tables - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

stylish Pacific Palisades beach wedding - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

classic wedding cake - photo by Honey Honey Photography http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-pacific-palisades-beach-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Bach’s Air on G String
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Honoring Parents: A. Hasselmans’s Chanson de Mai?
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
Reception Entrance: “Safe and Sound,” Capital Cities
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Slideshow: “Lucky,” Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Honey Honey Photography

Event Planner:

Everly Events

Venue and Catering:

Bel Air Bay Club

Wedding Dress:

Monique Lhuillier

Wedding Shoes:

Jimmy Choo

Hair and Makeup:

Yuzu from Kelly Zhang

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Beautiful Day Wedding

Groom's Tuxedo:

Sarar

Groom's Shirt:

Ralph Lauren

Groom's Shoes:

Ferragamo

Wedding Cake:

Paris Baguette

Harpist:

Linda Rose Hembreiker

DJ:

High Resolution Productions

Photo Booth:

OnShine Photo booth

Wedding Invitations:

Wedding Paper Divas

Videography:

Juice Box Media

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Belha Villa Wedding in Mexico

Wedding Design

If you’re looking for beach wedding inspiration, where better to look than the beaches of Mexico? Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography, Canteiro, and The Eventeur Inc. put together this stylish shoot that’s everything a beach wedding should be — relaxed yet sophisticated, casual but still with a pinch of glam.

Belha Villa wedding in Mexico - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

From the photographer, Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography: It’s almost too easy to miss the turn off from the highway, and when you do find it driving down the winding jungle road to Belha Villa feels like you are leaving civilization. Belha has been a private villa for years, owned by Sofia Moreno, daughter to Carlos Moreno and has just recently opened to the public as an event and rental space. The glowing white villa designed in Costa Careyes style sits in front of a private white sand beach still largely owned by the fisherman who were the first to build their homes there. In every sense of the word Belha is a retreat, where one is surrounded by beautiful shells and corals found from the beach nearby and feels at ease in the minimal yet cozy decor.

green and gold jewelry - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

wedding ideas - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

bejeweled wedding dress - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

wedding ceremony - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

wedding ceremony - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

backdrop ideas - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

wedding bouquet - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

elegant place setting - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

Keeping in mind the relaxed yet stylish ambiance of the villa we wanted to reflect those elements in our shoot: a barefoot bride in a none traditional yet glamorous beaded gown, hair blowing in the wind, soft makeup. The decor chosen was meant to feel luxurious yet reflect the elements of the surroundings with soft colours and natural materials.

Mexico wedding inspiration - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

ivory centerpiece arrangements - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

Belha Villa wedding in Mexico - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

decorated wedding chairs - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

beach wedding ideas - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

Belha Villa wedding in Mexico - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

beach wedding inspiration - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

elegant wedding cake - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

Belha Villa wedding in Mexico - photo by Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography http://ruffledblog.com/belha-villa-wedding-in-mexico

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Barb Simkova for Tara McMullen Photography

Wedding Planner and Stylist:

The Eventeur Inc.

Florist:

Canteiro

Venue:

Belha Villa

Wedding Dress:

Aidan Mattox

Wedding Cake:

Zaida Marcos

Event Rentals:

Canteiro

Model:

Moddelus Cancun

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Romantic Wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch

Romantic Weddings

If there’s a team that knows how to throw one elegant affair, it’s Cassidy Brooke, Pink Diamond Events, and Garden Path. Katie and Markus’ wedding in Colorado is full of a variety of details we love, from the window pane ceremony backdrop to the cupcake dessert table. Really, strawberry cheesecake cupcakes — how could we resist?!

romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

From the bride, Katie: Markus and I met my freshmen year in college at Colorado State University after my sister and brother in law introduced us the first week of class. With mutual friends and a love for swing dancing we got to know each other better throughout that year. Then the following summer, Markus and I both went on a mission trip to South Africa and the rest is history. Two years later he proposed to me on the same campus where we met and so our life together began.

wedding invitations - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

pastel bouquet - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

groom boutonnieres - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

groomsmen in suspenders - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

neutral bridesmaid dresses - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

The inspiration for our wedding was “rustic romance with a hint of vintage” and we wanted a venue that could capture it all. Spruce Mountain Ranch became the perfect setting. The cattle ranch provided rustic wood buildings nestled alongside lush greenery perfect for pictures and a romantic ceremony. My love for thrifting quickly became the “hint of vintage” as antique windows hanging from a willow tree became the backdrop for our ceremony and antique centerpieces made up of vases, trinkets, lace, pearls, books, and pictures frames created the vintage feel.

ceremony setup - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

window pane ceremony backdrop - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding ceremony - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding ceremony recessional - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

Our biggest DIY project was definitely the centerpieces. Each of the twenty tables had different centerpieces of items that my mom and I found at various thrift stores in our hometown. Everything from cigar boxes, books, crates, and jewelry boxes held the vases with hydrangeas, ranunculus, garden roses, and baby’s breath. I love that no centerpiece was the same and my mom and I had a lot of fun rearranging all of the different elements! My sister (and matron of honor) was also a huge help in creating all of the table numbers and chalk signs with her hand lettering. We used picture frames and windows found at thrift stores, then backed them with chalkboard contact paper and used white chalkboard markers to do the lettering. Doing projects like these ourselves saved tons of money and added a personal touch.

reception photo display - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

framed table number - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

wedding signs - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

window pane decor - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

rustic wedding decor - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

cupcake bar - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

strawberry cupcakes - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

romantic wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch - photo by Cassidy Brooke http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-at-spruce-mountain-ranch

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photos by:

Cassidy Brooke

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