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Modern Laguna Beach Wedding

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Words positively, absolutely cannot express how excited I am to share Emily and Josh’s wedding sent over by Candice of Hello Studios. The pair of newlyweds set out to make sure nothing about their big day was “traditional,” and they ended up with one of our favorite weddings of the year as a result. Check out their gorgeous barefoot beach ceremony, the precious ringbearer, and of course, Emily’s incredible style!

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From the bride, Emily: We wanted our wedding to be different — we envisioned our wedding to look and feel vintage-y, rustic & whimsical. We wanted to make sure nothing was traditional.


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Our color scheme included all neutral colors – tans, golds, browns, beige, rose pink. A lot of our decor was DIY, including — place cards (succulent garden with name cards attached to skewer sticks); Chalk board signs (sign for the beach for guests to take off their shoes & for the dessert table, each dessert had its own mini chalkboard sign to label each dessert – mini cupcakes, macrons, Norwegian cake “Kransekake” which was made at a Norwegian church in San Pedro & our wedding cake); Wood signs (arrows pointing to “reception,” “ceremony,” & “J&E Wedding”); Cake stands for dessert table (glued different colored plates to wine glasses to make each the stand); Purchased over 60 vintage amber glass bottles from the flea market for our center pieces on each guest table filled with flowers (all different sizes); Burlap table runners with painted table numbers using stencils; Had our guest book made by a woman from etsy; Came up with the idea for all of the bridesmaids to each have a completely different dress; I had my necklace made by an amazing local designer.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Do as many DIY projects as possible- not only is it fun and it allows you to make your wedding truly your own but it also saves a lot of money. Get a wedding planner! Our wedding planner was absolutely amazing and our weddig wouldn’t haven’t been as perfect as it was if it weren’t for her. The wedding planner deals with the details that I don’t think the bride or groom should have to deal with. Also, try and be as less stressed as possible and yes I know that things can definitely get overwhelming & stressful at times, but try not to let every little thing get you stressed. Try & look at each step of the planning process as an adventure and just have fun with it! Everything will work out no matter what!


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Wedding Music:
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “Sweet Disposition,” Temper Trap
Bridal Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Midnight City,” M83
First Dance: Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones

Wedding Location: Laguna Beach, CA / Wedding Photographer: Hello Studios / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Hotel Laguna / Wedding Planner: Amy of In the Moment Weddings / Wedding Flowers: Shelby of Green Leaf Designs / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore / Wedding Shoes: Barneys Co Op / Bride’s Necklace: Renee Pawele / Hair: Jessie Holiday / Makeup: Bridal Rouge / Wedding Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Wedding Music: LSM Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Videographer: Benny Ek of Ek Media Productions

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Gift Box Ideas: For the Boys

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This one is for the boys! Drink kits would also make great hostess gifts, just mix and match your favorite cocktail ingredients. From Michelle Edgemont: This thoughtful and personalized gift package includes a rocks glass, initial drink stirrers, a miniature can of soda, and a miniature bottle of Maker’s Mark. Miniature versions of anything are my favorite. This is a gift box that will get any party started.

To build the package, first print out the labels on kraft sticker paper. It’s your lucky day because these labels are available to you for FREE for your personal use. To make the initial stirrers, cut out the rectangles from the kraft sticker paper and fold around a wooden stirrer. Use a black pen to hand draw your friend’s initial on one side of the flag. Hand drawn details really give this gift package a personalized touch.

Use a glossy, black box and natural crinkle paper filler as packaging. Try other soda and liquor combinations to create different varieties of this fun gift. Sprite & Vodka or Tonic & Gin would be cool alternatives.



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Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

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Gift Box Ideas: For Your Girls

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This week Michelle Edgemont will be sharing gift box ideas for everyone in your wedding. Just in time for the holidays, or plenty of time to prep a little something for everyone who is helping you plan leading up to your wedding day! Scroll down to download your very own Sparkle & Shine labels.

From Michelle: Yep, this was my favorite gift package to put together. It’s filled with glittery, glitzy, and bubbly items that I know I would love to receive. Gift your bridesmaids with a super fun package of shiny items that they can use to jazz up everyday outfits. Don’t forget the individual cans of pink champagne! Perfect for getting NYE party started or toasting you on your wedding day.

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Included in the bridesmaid’s gift package are shimmery eye shadow, glitter nail polish, a metallic Ban.do pouf, can of champagne, and sparkly hair clips. I used a round, white tin that I first filled with white, crinkle paper and gold tinsel which can be found at craft stores.

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Those multi colored sparkle hairclips were purchased from a neighborhood pharmacy. An easy tip to make inexpensive, store bought accessories look more personalized is to re-package them onto your own homemade tags. So easy and so much better. With this sparkle and shine gift package, all of your best girlfriends will look extra glittery for the holiday season!
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