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This Modern Floral Chandelier Will Have You Dreaming in Carnations

Wedding Design

Someone better pinch us, because there’s no way this modern floral chandelier + poppy tablescape is real. Much to our delight, this fab team of San Diego wedding creatives came together to show off their skills, and boy do they have some rights to brag! Bright strands of carnations might be the first hook, but when you get a look at the fiber art installation, contemporary dresses and those darling tassel earrings, you won’t be able to look away. Let’s dive into all the perfect post haste, shall we?

bright orange carnation floral installation

These photos wouldn’t have been possible without the man behind the lens, Garrett Richardson. We love his bright + detailed captures that give us a peek at just how fun this event was. We’re all smiles too, Garrett. We’re all smiles too.

embroidered wedding dress with modern silhouette

Joining the team as stylist, Luna Wild Design slayed the game. Take a closer look at what’s holding that chandelier together, guys. We are mind blown by the creativity in play, and the colors they used to do so.

bright orange carnation floral chandelier

intricate leafy bridal tiara

These gaw-geous dresses are the handiwork of Christina Sfez – a true dame who’s known for her unique designs handmade in France. Just look at the texture in this piece!

modern bridal shower place setting with pattern and peach tones

So much to love about these paper goods from Twinkle & Toast! Pink + white menus and circular place cards make for the perfect complement to the patterned napkins at each setting.

bright orange carnation floral installation

These metal chairs from Stecklair Event Company are right up our alley.

textured wedding dress

bridal shower tablescape

As are the tabletop pieces from Hostess Haven, which should surprise you not!

modern wedding dress with embroidered floral design

From the event planner, Luna Wild Design: The opening of the bridal suite at Building 177 was such a special day. It’s a space that the designers worked hard on and a space that they feel so proud to show brides. They wanted to create a laid-back party that featured the suite but also was interactive and fun. They wanted the design for that day to reflect the bridal room as well as have some flavor of its own. By staying consistent with our colors in choosing feminine neutral colors, the suite is after all for ladies, but we didn’t want to go too lazy wild.

modern bridal shower place setting with pattern and peach tones

The party was a collaboration from so many talented vendors and we just adore working with each other. We made a fun inspiration board but wanted each creative to go wild with their voice within the board. it was such a fun evening all around.

intricate gold leafy tiara

bright orange carnation floral chandelier

If the sky rained flowers, then we’d want them to look like this. Siren Floral Co. is known for some serious wow moments, and this one is totally scrumptious.

modern wedding dress with embroidered floral design

Relaxed hairstyles from Salon Bordeaux have these gals looking comfortably chic, without a hint of stuffiness.

wild peach wedding centerpiece

contemporary bridal fashion

And the makeup from Elizabeth Root is soft and natural with a pink lip + warm-hued eyeshadow combo.

bright orange carnation floral chandelier

modern wedding dress with fiber art backdrop

This handmade fiber art installation from Kindred + Copper makes our hearts flutter every time. The textures, the color, the shape!

modern bridal shower place setting with pattern and peach tones

modern wedding dress with fiber earrings

bright orange carnation floral chandelier

We loved the playfulness of the geometric wall mural in the bridal suite at 177. We wanted to play off of this including finding fun shaped earrings, using napkins with varying shapes, and mixing up the menu and place card placement to play with the use of shapes. We wanted the table to have enough details to feel full while not overwhelming because we knew Siren Floral Co. would come in and create a hanging centerpiece that stole the show. We brainstormed for a fun shaped base for the install and thought a ladder fit the vibe. we hung the ladder overhead and let Rachael + her team do their thing.

contemporary bridal fashion

bright orange carnation floral installation

bright orange carnation floral installation and contemporary bridal fashion

Don’t miss the fun video from Carlo Aranda below!

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Garrett Richardson Photography
Videography: Carlo Aranda
Event Planning and Design: Luna Wild Design
Event Planning and Dresses: Christina Sfez
Floral Design: Siren Floral Co.
Venue: Building 177
Hair Stylist: Salon Bordeaux
Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Root
Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven
Furniture Rentals: Stecklair Event Company
Catering: Toast Catering
Bar: Moniker General
Paper Goods: Twinkle & Toast
Music: O, Love Land
Mas Photo Vendor: Westlund Photography
Photobooth: Your Photo Booth Co.
Fiber Installation: Kindred + Copper

Blended Watercolor Tablescape Inspired by Monet

Wedding Design

Three words: Dreamy. Modern. Femme. Today’s charming watercolor tablescape is inspired by the Impressionist artist we all know and love: Monet. Once the painterly backdrop caught our eye, we were hooked. It won’t take you long to ooh and ahh over this tablescape, so get ready for some lush blooms, fine details and pastel everything!

monet inspired tablescape with ghost chairs and pink watercolor backdrop
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7 Things To Consider When Shopping For An Engagement Ring

Fashion & Beauty

This post was sponsored by Macy’s. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

Unbiased opinion, engagement rings are the shiz. We can fall down a rabbit hole for hours admiring their beauty in all shapes + sizes! Exhibit A. But how do you even begin to pare down your wish list to a single ring that’s right for you? We partnered with Macy’s to show off their Star Signature Diamond collection – a diamond as versatile as they come, with a whole lotta sparkle to spare. Which is what happens when you have 73 facets of brilliantly-cut goodness!
Ruffled Macys Engagement Ring 001

Pictured here is their famous solitaire, though as a whole, the Star Signature Collection has variety of styles for days. We’re talking trinities, halos and even garland clusters! But beyond all the pretty is skill, thoughtfulness and purpose. That’s what takes a diamond ring from eye candy to lifelong promise.

solitaire engagement ring and handmade wooden ring box

So here are just a few of the things to be on the lookout for as you and your partner shop for potential rings together!

The 4 C’s:

  • Cut: Refers to the overall beauty + aesthetic of the stone; you’re looking at how the light refracts through the facets to create that magic sparkle.
  • Clarity: Diamonds will often include small cracks, foreign crystals or “inclusions” that occur before it’s ever fully formed. Everything from the quantity to the location to the visibility will affect the clarity grade.
  • Color: The lesser the color, the higher the value!
  • Carat: The most obvious C to spot with the naked eye, carat refers to the weight of the diamond

More details on the 4 C’s here!

Ruffled Macys Engagement Ring 003

Style: There are endless styles to choose from! Think about your current wardrobe + interests to get a better feel for what’s more you, and take practicality into consideration. How do you spend most of your days + how will the ring you’re looking at affect that? Pictured here is a classic Solitaire diamond, and it doesn’t get more practical than this! Simultaneous function + beauty.

Metal: Take your current wardrobe and jewelry collection into consideration, and go from there! This particular ring pictured comes in gold and white gold, for example.

solitaire engagement ring and vintage velvet ring box

Sustainability: Socially-conscious couples may want to consider diamonds that are ethical and conflict-free. This basically means that the diamond was harvested with the environment in mind, the miners were treated to fair wages + safe working conditions, etc. And the best news is, the Star Signature checks out in this regard!

solitaire engagement ring and handmade wooden ring box

Ring Size: You may want to slip this snippet into your fiance-to-be’s line of sight ;) How do you discreetly figure out the ring size? One easy way is to trace one of the rings she currently owns onto a sheet of paper! If the ring size you need isn’t available online, Macy’s even has a Worry No More program that includes custom ring sizing

solitaire engagement ring and vintage velvet ring box

Certifications: It’s always nice to have confirmation that a decision as big as this one is packed with some seroius value. Do some research on the certifications behind the diamond before moving forward to make sure the quality is in check. The round Macy’s Star Signature Diamond is the first 73-facet round diamond in the USA ever to receive a Very Good cut grade from IIDGR, for example!

solitaire engagement ring and vintage velvet ring box

Insurance: No one wants to think about the possibility of losing something as precious as an engagement ring. Or having it stolen! But the reality is, having a financial protection plan in place will provide a bit of a cushion if the unthinkable ever does happen.

solitaire engagement ring and vintage velvet ring box

Now that you know what to look for, check out the full collection of Macy’s Star Signature Diamonds here. The biggest leaders in the industry, De Beers and Kiran Gems, joined Macy’s to make this collection happen, and whether you #FrostYourself with this special cut, gift it to a friend (cue necklaces + earrings) or let it grace your ring finger forever, it’s sure to make some hearts sing.