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Seaside Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

Dreaming of a beach wedding? Today’s styled shoot from John Schnack Photography, Nicole George Event Planning & Design, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals, and Native Poppy has you covered. The team uses all of the beach’s natural offerings to create a ceremony and tablescape that’s utterly inspired, including a ceremony arch that we love so much, we wish we could move it right into our own homes!

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From the event designer, Nicole George Event Planning & Design: I wanted to create an elegant coastal inspiration unlike typical beach styled shoots. We focused on an ethereal, modern, and clean design with raw textures, a natural color palette of cool blues and tans, and gold and brass details. It was important for us to show couples that you don’t need flowers to create a beautiful event and designing around your landscape is key. Instead, we used a lot of glass bottles, driftwood, and fishing ropes and nets to adorn our tabletop and ceremony. Sea-grass, textural lounge furniture, and draping linens softened the look. My favorite part was balancing the rich landscape with delicate, sea-themed details.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

John Schnack Photography

Event Design

Nicole George Event Planning & Design, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals

Floral Design

Native Poppy

Bridal Attire

Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Jewelry

Leo & Lovey

Hair and Makeup

Juna Beauty

Groom's Attire

Friar Tux

Wedding Cake

Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Furniture Rentals

Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals

Tabletop Rentals

Abbey Party Rentals

Glassware Rentals

Touch of Glass

Stationery

Sea Calligraphy

Model

Sky Talent Management

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Vivian Luk Atelier Wedding Dresses

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Alea Lovely

At this point, I’m pretty convinced that no one can shoot a stunning wedding gown quite like Alea Lovely can. When those gorgeous gowns are designed by none other than the incredible Vivian Luk Atelier, I’m swooning fast. This most gorgeous shoot also appeared in Pacific Weddings magazine, and we can see why:

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From the photographer, Alea: I went to Hong Kong to shoot with Vivian Luk, an amazing designer that got her start with Vera Wang and then started her own line in Hong Kong. We had a very sea-like theme and Sandra Chau from the blog Simply Peachy helped design the wonderful details and styling at Shek-O Beach.

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Location: Shek-O Beach, Hong Kong, China / Photographer: Alea Lovely / Styling and Decor: Sandra Chau Tung / Bouquets: J.F. Floral Couture / Boutonniere and Decor: Victorian Gardens / Dresses: Vivian Luk Atelier / Hair Accessory: Emmy Ray / Hair: Nick Fung / Makeup: Mini Chan / Models: Zuzana Tobolkova & Francois Wong via Synergy Models / Videographer: Piotr Bebenek

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

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.

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Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Emma Cleary

All it took was one look at New York City’s India House before Emma Cleary and Juli Vaughn Designs knew they just had to design a styled wedding shoot around it. Enter an inspired nautical wedding, which was carried through to every detail of the photoshoot — including the incredible Kelly Faetanini gown!


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From the event stylist, Juli Vaughn: It is somewhat rare that a venue inspires an entire photo shoot, but India House in the historic Financial District of NYC with its antique model ships and posh maritime decor was the exception.

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It is unique enough to inspire two creatives (Emma Cleary Photography and Juli Vaughn Designs) to put their talents together to create a shoot that answers the question: What would a wedding look like for a couple that loves the sea but lives in the city? It would start with the perfect sailing theme, blend the modern elegance of New York with the natural vintage twist that anything nautical evokes, and be “tied up” with plenty of blue shades and rope accent.

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Shoot Location: New York City, NY / Photographer: Emma Cleary / Styling, Floral and Event Design: Juli Vaughn Designs / Event Venue: India House / Wedding Dress: Kelly Faetanini / Hair: Red Carpet Brides / Makeup: Olya Schechter / Ties: Dibi Ties / Wedding Cake: Elegantly Iced / Banners and Flags: Liddabits Design Shop / Wedding Invitations: Julia’s Poppies Design / Models: Wilhelmina

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Colorado Springs Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Cassidy Brooke

A bride who decks out not only herself in a jacket, but her bridesmaids too? Color us smitten. Austin and Stephanie’s Colorado is one of the more intimate affairs we’ve seen, but it easily proves that having a small wedding doesn’t mean you should skimp on any details you truly love. Thank you to Cassidy Brooke for sharing your gorgeous images with us!

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From the bride, Stephanie: When Austin and I would dream about our wedding two words always came to mind: intimate and romantic, and that’s just what we got. With just 25 of our closest friends and families to witness our special day we pulled off a dreamy woodsy wedding with pops of gold glitter… because who doesn’t love gold glitter?

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We wanted to let the gorgeous scenery around us speak for itself but add touches of us here and there. With the small budget we were on almost all of our wedding was DIY. From the handmade invites, flowers, and garlands to the 60 year old quilts, Greek cookies and lavender lemonade we had so many personal touches and help from our families we couldn’t have asked for anything more.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice for brides would be to slow down and to truly enjoy your special moment! Everyone told us that wedding days go by so fast and they do! So when you and your man get a chance stop and breathe it all in. We took lots of videos and pictures throughout our day so we could look at them that night together. Have a blast because all of the hard work you put into your day really truly pays off and turns out perfect!

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Watch the sweet video by JDJ Creation:

Wedding Music:
Processional and Recessional: “Your Hand in Mine,” Explosions in the Sky
First Dance: “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars, sung by friend Raynard Chaney

Wedding Location: Colorado Springs, CO / Photographer: Cassidy Brooke / Ceremony Venue: Fox Run Regional Park / Reception Venue: Private Residence / Flowers: Whole Foods, arranged by groom’s mother / Wedding Dress: Galina Signature Collection via David’s Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Bakers / Headband: Anthropologie / Bride’s Necklace: Ruche / Hair: Brandi Anderson / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Express / Bridesmaids’ Jackets: Forever 21 / Groom and Groomsmen’s Pants: Banana Republic / Wedding Caterer: My Big Fat Greek Restaurant / Desserts: Whole Foods / Videographer: JDJ Creation

Rustic Missouri Wedding

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This vintage wedding photographed by Lisa Dolan has just the right balance of casual and glam. Pops of peach were mixed with black and gold to create a unique color palette throughout the ceremony and reception spaces. I must say, Converse and fur have never looked so good together!

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From the bride: Sam and I had been together for almost six years and were more in love than ever when he proposed. Wedding planning commenced immediately, it was exciting, but it was definitely an exercise in decision making and editing, to say the least. I had just started Mint Design, my own wedding and event styling business, so our wedding was the perfect opportunity to showcase my ideas.

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The guys wore a perfect vintage-but-not-too-vintage look that was still casual, thanks to their classic Converse Jack Purcell sneaks. The ladies all looked so soft and pretty in their ivory bridesmaid dresses and gold jewelry. It was absolutely freezing the day of the wedding, so their colorful cardigans contributed some bright and cheery pops of color.

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Both Sam and I are interested in a variety of styles, so the aesthetic of our wedding was rather difficult to nail down. We were married at Quail Ridge Lodge, in the small town in which I grew up. It is a gorgeous A-frame log cabin with pine- clad walls, windows, and natural light.

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We wanted our wedding to be a little bit of a mix – a little bit rustic, a little bit vintage. Our colors were ivory, black and gold, with pops of peach. Just about every aspect of the wedding was handmade by myself, Sam, and my wonderful friends and family.

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I loved designing everything for the wedding – from the entire paper suite to the table runners, the backdrops, the boutonnieres, and so on. One of my favorite projects was designing a custom plaid pattern using some of the wedding colors and having a custom fabric printed by Spoonflower, then making the bow ties myself.

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Our wedding day was perfect – it was a gorgeous day full of love, laughter, family, and friends. A few days later we left on our honeymoon to Thailand and the Philippines, where we spent a few weeks with Sam’s amazing family. My advice to brides who are planning their wedding is to get things done as early as you can.

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Wedding Music:
Processional Song: “Hoppìpolla,” by Sigur Ròs
Recessional Song: “Home,” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
First Dance: “Forever and Ever Amen,” covered by The Avett Brothers
Father/Daughter Dance: “Daddy’s Hands,” by Holly Dunn

Location: O’Fallon, MO / Photographer: Lisa Dolan Photography / Wedding Planning, Invitations, and Fashion Accessories: Mint Wedding & Event Styling / Wedding Flowers: Troy Flower Shop / Wedding Dress and Veil: White Traditions Bridal House / Bride’s Shoes: ASOS / Bride’s Necklace: J. Crew / Bride’s Belt: BHLDN / Makeup: Adrienne Sandusky / Hair: Denise Saral / Groom and Groomsmen’s Outfits: Express / Wedding Cake: Susie G’s

Utah Winter Wedding

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Lora Grady

It’s difficult for me to pinpoint exactly what I love most about this wedding, because it’s all so beautiful — but if I had to pick, I’d say it’s the fresh and modern vibe it exudes. That, of course, is achieved with the help of photographer Lora Grady, and heaps of fluffy floral arrangements from Tinge Floral. Jessica and Ryne’s wedding seamlessly brought a bit of spring to a winter wedding, and we adore the results!

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From the bride, Jessica: I wanted my wedding to be more modern and not super formal. My colors were coral, grey, and tan. With a little bit of mint green here and there :) We had a bunch of projects… We made a big giant wood frame. We printed some bridal pictures and engagement pictures onto mat boards and hung them from ribbon and put in the window frames of the wood frame that is about 7 feet tall and 6 feet wide.

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We wrapped yarn around bottles. We used golf double sided tape, and taped them onto to the bottles and wrapped the yarn really tight. Some websites say to do hot glue… but that is too messy and not as easy. Instead of a sign in book, I made cards out of my colors and just wrote on a chalk board to have the guests write down a piece of advice on them for the new married couple. It was so fun to read through those!

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I would advise you to get a list of every single thing that you need to get for the wedding and categorize when you need to get that done. Anything from decorations, to addresses, to food. I kinda just put it all together and overwhelmed myself by thinking I need to get this done pronto. But if you give yourself a deadline of each category, you won’t get as overwhelmed:)


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Wedding Music:
First Dance: “On My Mind,” Kalai
Father/Daughter Dance: “Angel,” Jack Johnson
Then everybody danced to Eli Young Band-Crazy Girl. Then after those three songs were done it busted out into a dance party just by songs that are popular up beat songs right now!

Wedding Location: South Jordan, UT / Wedding Photographer: Lora Grady Photography / Ceremony Venue: Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple / Reception Venue: Noah’s / Wedding Flowers: Tinge Floral / Wedding Dress: Bridal Expressions / Wedding Shoes: Zappos / DJ: Andrew Velasco (801-548-1991) / Wedding Invitations: Designed by bride, printed by Litho Flexo

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Industrial Chic Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Kate Harrison

Around our neck of the woods, it sometimes feels like we’ve seen it all — which makes it that much more exciting when something falls into our inbox that we haven’t seen before. That’s exactly what we found in this wedding from Kate Harrison, where newlyweds Melissa and Stephen married in an antique store, Big Daddy’s Antiques. With its phenomenal built-in decor and unique nature, we hope to see this trend sweeping the nation soon!

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From the bride, Melissa: Stephen and I wanted our wedding to feel like an intimate gathering, reflecting our culture and traditions, as well as our personalities and the city we call home. While we planned a traditional wedding ceremony, we wanted our reception to be playful and quirky. We wanted to mimic the feel of Big Sur, where we got engaged. We used natural wood tones, moss greens and ocean blues.


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Stephen’s mom went to the San Francisco Flower Mart to to pick out all the flowers. My mom and my two aunts helped her put simple, elegant bouquets together. My bouquet was tied with my grandmother’s rosary, so I had it with me during the whole ceremony, and my sister’s bouquet was made of tulips, her favorite flower. My aunt used the same types of flowers as the bouquets to make simple arrangements in mason jars for the reception. For the reception, Stephen spent the morning of the wedding hand-picking the rosemary for the tables from our yard. To tie in the feel of Big Sur, we also knew we wanted to have succulents. Over the course of months, my aunt collected teacups from around the city and planted cuttings from her own succulent garden in the cups. Those succulents served as place cards as well as favors for our guests.


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It was really important to us that we incorporate my culture into the wedding, as it was now part of Stephen’s culture, too. He and the groomsmen wore the Filipino barong Tagalog, which is a traditional white wedding shirt. It was really special for me to have Stephen honor that side of my heritage – not to mention I thought he looked so handsome in his barong!


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Delegate to people you trust, be it family and friends or a wedding planner. We enlisted family to help with the details that interested them, and trusted a day-of wedding coordinator to help us tie together all of the details seamlessly. In fact, we enjoyed working with our day-of coordinator so much that I’d recommend carving that cost out of your budget when you start planning, and DIY what you can to cut costs elsewhere. Also, always make sure one of you has the keys to your apartment! We got home with our last piece of cake and a bottle of champagne only to realize that neither of us had our keys. We weren’t going to bother our landlord, so we had to call my sister who had been out with the other bridesmaids. While in retrospect, waiting for my sister while wrapped in Stephen’s arms and looking out at the stars was a beautiful and memorable end to the evening, having our keys with us might have been smart!


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From the photographer, Kate Harrison: Melissa & Stephen were married in San Francisco with their reception at Big Daddy’s Antiques. Big Daddy’s is heavenly and full of well-edited pieces big & small. The reception took place among their found items– they even incorporated their amazing tables & chairs. I love this place. Melissa & Stephen each walked to the church for their ceremony & used Uber to get to their reception. Very SF. :)

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Only Love,” Ben Howard
Father/Daughter Dance: “Isn’t She Lovely,” Stevie Wonder
Mother/Son Dance: “Days Like This,” Van Morrison

Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Wedding Photographer: Kate Harrison / Ceremony Venue: St. Philip the Apostle / Reception Venue: Big Daddy’s Antiques / Event Design: Downey Street Events / Wedding Flowers: San Francisco Flower Market and The Bud Stop / Wedding Dress: Saison Blanche “4098” via Paris Connection / Reception Dress: Adrianna Papell / Wedding Veil: Bridals & More, Jacksonville FL / Wedding Shoes: Miss Me? / Makeup: Meaganne McCandess / Groom and Groomsmen’s Shirts: Traditional Filipino barong Tagalog / Groom and Groomsmen’s Pants: Banana Republic / Groom and Groomsmen’s Shoes: Banana Republic / Wedding Caterer: Thomas John Events / Wedding Cake: Bride’s cousin / Wedding Cake Pops: Sweet Lauren Cakes / Donuts: Dynamo Donut / DJ: DJ Goyo / Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Wedding Invitation Design: Ashley Schofield / Invitation Printing: Babylon Burning Silkscreening

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Spreading Lovely

Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

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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Villa San Juan Capistrano Wedding

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We love that today’s bride and groom took inspiration for their wedding decor from their favorite destination (and honeymoon spot!), France. This wedding is Old World French style meets relaxed California elegance, and has not only one stunning bride but also one of the most dapper grooms we’ve featured this year. Our thanks go out to Ashley Rose Photography for sharing this wedding with us!

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From the bride, Rachel: Our inspirations for our day came from our love of “old world” character. We love antiques and try to go to flea markets as much as we can. It’s all about if it speaks to us and makes us smile, there’s just something about the history tied to old things that we can’t resist.. and I love old things mixed with florals and beauty.


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From the playlist to the candle holders, we wanted everything to speak about us and our style. We took a lot of time to create things that spoke to us – I made all of the napkins for the tables (a labor of love) in all different patterns for each table. I think it brought more character to the dinner atmosphere than just having plain linens. Everything that we created had some sort of French influence to it too – but old world French style – think handmade lace, ornate props, old books… shabby chic mixed with rustic French.


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We love old music and films, and a lot of our songs came from the 1920s-1940s era mixed but mixed with new songs as well. We both love France and Jared visited me there when I did a study abroad program. The culture and the beauty in all things around us really inspired our “french influence”, so much so we decided to go there on our honeymoon. My mom and friends helped by bringing in the French countryside as well by making peach jam for each guest to take home. We wanted all of this for our wedding – AND for everyone to feel relaxed and at home.


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The most memorable moment of the day for me, was when Jared gave me a ring that was unexpected (I thought I was only going to have one ring, my “engagement ring”). I was so surprised and stunned – it is a moment that I will never forget. Our first look was beautiful too and it was so amazing to just take each other in, we really felt relieved to see each other and to just have a few precious moments alone before everything started. It was really a magical and joyous moment for us.


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Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Wedding Photographer: Ashley Rose Photography / Wedding Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano / Event Design and Planning: Bride and bride’s family / Wedding Flowers: Krista Jon Floral Designs / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Lindsey Trowbridge / Bride’s Hairpiece: Lola M Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bari Jay / Groom’s Suit: ASOS / Flower Girl Dresses: Olive and Fern / Wedding Caterer: Iva Lee’s / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Handkerchiefs: Cush / Wedding Music: Thomby & MC Paul Kim (friends from our church), My sister (Rebecca), Jared’s sister (Mearah), my cousin (Chelsea) and our very good family friend (Alan) provided music during the ceremony / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Hello! Lucky

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Art Deco Inspired Shoot

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There’s really something to be said for the timelessness of the 1920s-era style, isn’t there? This shoot sent over to us from Michelle March designed by Peplum Events + Design, exhibits a sophisticated Art Deco aesthetic with a supremely stylish bride and groom, a Deco-inspired cake, and graphic paper goods with nostalgic decor touches here and there.

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Wedding Photographer: Michelle March / Event Stylist: Peplum Events + Design / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Hair Accessory: LIxCreations / Hair: Beth Aamodt, In Style Hair / Makeup: Lynet Martinez / Cake: Sweet Lola’s / Location: Orlando, FL

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Weekly Wrap-Up + A Walk in the Park

Wedding Design

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We knew this workshop was going to yield some amazing inspiration for brides ever since we mentioned here a few weeks ago. Styled by Sugar and Fluff, who you may remember from this feature — we’re delighted to say they’re back again to share their amazing “A Walk in the Park” inspired shoot. This time, they’ve brought 1960s inspiration and colorful smoke bombs to the Las Vegas desert for some ingenious wedding ideas.

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Above images by Brian Saculles

From the designer, Aasim of Sugar and Fluff: Our shoot is a moment in time as a mother and daughter step out to lunch at Central park in 1962. To contrast the barren desert and give our environment some context, we brought elements of the park through statement pieces and accents, like the black park bench and lamp, garden doll furniture, and a stone urn filled with ranunculus.

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Above image by Richelle Dante

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Above images by Blush Photography

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Above image by Amy Martell

Heavily inspired by the 1960’s pop culture, we took elements of film, television and books and brought them into the shoot, with classics like Hitchcock’s The Birds and Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Through our inspiration, we extracted a double complementary color scheme with tints of magenta, green, yellow and blue. Because the sixties pays tribute to the debut of color in media, we really wanted to amplify the colors set in the washed out desert–which was done through the use of jewel tones in wardrobe and design. Another fun activity we brought to the shoot were smoke bombs to add a screen of color.

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Above images by Abi Q Photography

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Above image by Richelle Dante

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Above image by Abi Q Photography

The biggest challenge was to incorporate elements of metropolitan life of New York and Los Angeles in a desolate space. We achieved this through the use of graphic design and papered goods.

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Above image by Richelle Dante

We loved the concept of a newspaper with proposal announcements and a bridal digest, but in the colors from our shoot. The idea could also be incorporated into a reception or wedding announcement. Another element we brought to the shoot was food packaging. The most iconic moment of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is when Holly Golightly is strolling by Tiffany’s with her greek coffee cup and croissant. That concept of trademarking a cup was what we wanted to bring to the shoot.

Invitations were simple and tied in with the overall suite. Inspired by invites from the 1960’s and St. Patrick’s Cathedral of New York, we wanted to utilize ornaments of the art deco time period without going overboard. Overall we wanted a dynamic suite that felt cohesive but not repetitive, and share new ideas for your next big event.

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Above image by Abi Q Photography

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Contributing Photographers:

Holly Navarrete of Flash Forward Fotos / Amberly Judy of Aidee Jae Photography / Amy Campbell of Angela Anderson Photography / Amy Martell / Amy Stone / Blush Photography / Brian Saculles / Ciara Richardson / Jihan Cerda / Melissa Munding / Richelle Dante / Abi Q Photography / Aimee Lee Photography / Flowers: Layers of Lovely / Wardrobe: Ashley Taddei

In case you missed any of our features from this week…

Real wedding inspiration at this South Carolina Dairy Barn
Seriously stunning bridal inspiration shot in a UK lavender field
A sweet green-and-white farm wedding
This sunprint place card DIY tutorial
A chic handmade Sydney, Australia affair
NotWedding’s “fake wedding to inspire real brides” in Atlanta
Bright pops of color for this rustic barn wedding
A vintage wedding at the amazing Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse
Billy balls and Spanish flair abound in this CA wedding

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Redfield Photography

We are a husband and wife team. We live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with our beautiful and majestic cat; Ms. Beans. We met in art school and one of our favorite parts about wedding photography is using our artistic backgrounds to tell your story with a fine art perspective is what we love to do.

We love exploring new places, making new friends, and collaborating with you to tell your story. We take our job very seriously and we have just about the best time ever doing it.

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