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Coral Destination Seaside Wedding

Nothing makes my wedding blogger heart happy like a day chock-full of color, style and one crazy in love couple. I’m talking bright shades of coral paired with nautical details galore and vendors like Carolyn ChenJPR WeddingsFound Vintage RentalsWildflower Linen making the magic happen. See the celebration through Caroline Tran’s lens and Elysium Productions film to tie it all together.


From Caroline TranRobyn and Eddie tied the knot at the gorgeous Terranea Resort, on a lovely summer California day. The bright and airy seaside location was a perfect complement to the colorful coral hues and lovely succulents in all the floral arrangements, bringing together the delicate beauty of the California landscape. Robyn and Eddie planned this California wedding all the way from Japan, with the help of their coordinator, Carolyn, from The Special Day. Their friends and family flew in from all around the world to help them celebrate at this beautiful California Destination wedding. They also shared a special performance with their guests with Eddie on the guitar and Robyn performing a traditional Hawaiian dance.

Photography: Caroline Tran | Videographer: Elysium Productions | Event Planning: Carolyn Chen | Floral Design: Inviting Occasion | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang | Lighting: G2 Audio And Lighting | Officiant: JP Reynolds | Venue: Terranea Resort | DJ Mc: Prokreation | Linens: Wildflower Linen | Paper Goods: Cherish Paperie | Paper Goods: Minted | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Signature Rentals

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Sunny and Seasonal Summer Invitations with Wedding Paper Divas

With the seasonal promise of sun-kissed freckles and warm solstice evenings ahead, we’ve already got summer sunshine on our mind. From blossomed blooms to pretty pops of color, incorporating the season for your Big Day has never looked so good. We’ve paired up with Wedding Paper Divas and thanks to their beautifully bright designs we’ve married pretty pics and paper goods below! Fabulously fresh, we’re loving the Citrus Ceremony Suite. Paired with soft rustic elements and sunny hues, the vibrant fruit sets the stage for a colorful, merry soiree. Embrace whimsical watercolors with this Passionate Vow Suite. Perfect for the bold Bride-to-be, it’ll add just the right amount of color to your celebration. Craving coral? We’re smitten with this Lovely Garland Suite. Sophisticated yet saturated, it’s the perfect pop of color to accent your upcoming ceremony.

Love is in the air over at Wedding Paper Divas and they’ve got a selection of designs for every style under the sun. Head on over to start personalizing your design! Sponsored-Post

Part II: Organic Minimal Wedding Inspiration

From gorgeous gowns to ethereal elegance, we’ve featured stunning inspirations before, but sometimes it’s minimalistic and organic shoots that catch our eye. Overflowing with earthy shades of neutrals and soft silks, this piece of pretty has simplistic elegance down to an art. Designed by Martha Hatfield with images by Megan Robinson, it’s easy to get lost in the loveliness here!


From Martha Hatfield… This is part two of a two part editorial I put together. I love minimal design. Through my formal interior design training I learned that in order to achieve a minimal aesthetic, simplicity is key. The idea for this two part editorial came from Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism, “less is more.” My concept was to design a minimal wedding from two different aesthetic approaches, modern and organic. I wanted to showcase how careful editing and restraint can create the greatest impact regardless of what design style you work within.

Photography: Megan Robinson Photography | Floral Design: Tinge | Dress: Samuelle Couture | Stationery: Wildfield Paper Co. | Ring: Ida James Citrine Topaz Ring From BOHEM | Hair And Makeup: Versa Artistry | Venue: Photo Collective Studios Natural Light Loft | Cake And Desserts: Flour & Flourish | Concept, Design And Styling: Martha Hatfield | Earrings: Ida James Stacked Pearl Earrings From BOHEM | Model: Jared | Model: Marina | Rentals: Diamond Rental | Suit: Urban Sartorial

Champagne + Flower Crown Bridal Luncheon

I think we can all agree this interior designer-turned-bride knows a thing or two about throwing a killer party. She gathered friends near and far for a flower crown + champagne-themed luncheon in Napa with Jacin Fitzgerald Events by her side. And the results? Pure gorgeous. Tec Petaja was on hand to capture the festivities and the gallery is bursting with more girly goodness than you can even imagine.

From the Bride… From the beginning of my wedding process, there were two things I knew for sure. That there would be an amazing bridal luncheon and that there would be flower crowns. I also knew that in addition to having bridesmaids (because for a Vanderbilt sorority girl, a mere ten person attendant party really is not enough), I would embrace the southern tradition of having a house party, composed of close friends and family, with whom I had cherished relationships, to which I desired to honor and pay tribute to. After living in Cincinnati, OH for all of my pre-college life’s entirety, I decided to make up for lost time by becoming an urban nomad and jumping around residences, between Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, all within 5 years post graduation from Vanderbilt. All of this moving made for many a best friend in many a different city. Add to this a continuously migrating group of childhood and college friends, as well as a sister in law in Hong Kong, and getting all of my favorite girls and family together in Napa Valley was a challenging feat yet true treat.

As an interior designer, I had many a specific vision for not just the style, but feel of this event. This was both a blessing and a curse but luckily I had my amazing wedding coordinator, floral designer, and now, friend, Jacin Fitzgerald, to execute, style, and plan my dreams into fruition (she really is the best). Jacin suggested Domaine Chandon’s Étoile Restaurant as a venue. This ended up being the perfect setting as the beautiful gardens and barrel-vaulted patio evoked a true aesthetic of wine country that uniquely differed from any of our other wedding venues. Also Domaine Chandon is centered on the art of champagne, which really was perfection, as I cannot imagine anything more perfectly girly than an afternoon on a covered lanai, laughing with friends and sipping bubbly beverages.

Because the flower crowns were a definite, the style of the entire event really evolved from there. Since all the ladies would be provided with flower crowns, I thought it would be fun and really beautiful if the guests of honor, all of my ladies, donned shades whites, pinks, and florals. With this in mind, the amazingly talented Chelsea Petaja, of Oh My Deer! Handmades, penned custom invitations in rose gold foil on pale pink card stock with a request for all those in attendance to dress in their “prettiest pinks, loveliest whites, or most beautiful blooms!” Thanks to Chelsea, each one of my guests felt special and honored, prior to even arriving in wine country, as the luncheon was given an aesthetic theme to parallel it’s inspiration of cherished love and friendship.

The luncheon began with lots of laughter and story telling as everyone gathered together to kick off a wonderful weekend. An abundance of girl talk was accompanied by an education and tasting of some of Chandon’s most covetable bruts and rosés The afternoon progressed and were seated to officially become ladies who lunch as we intimately dined at one large rectangular communal table. Here, the theme of allowing for the crowns take center stage, also carried through as Jacin made the brilliant decision to allow for the flower crowns at each person’s seat to speak for themselves with a very simple name tag as a place card. Due to smaller size and scale, the luncheon ended up lending opportunity to embrace floral themes and aesthetics that I loved but were unable to incorporate into our actual wedding ceremony and reception. This rang true in the incorporation of the Jacin designed gorgeous garland runner to ornament the table. Simplistically beautiful yet dramatic in statement, the perfectly scaled garland ideally juxtaposed the bold florals of the crowns to make for a beyond picturesque tablescape and setting.

With every completed beautiful course, the afternoon became bittersweet as I wished this idealistic afternoon might last forever. After gifting all of the ladies in attendance with wedding appropriate palette themed gifts of metallically monogrammed cream grass cloth totes, rose gold Jack Rogers, and Pretty Plum Sugar getting ready garbs, the afternoon came to close and I felt a sense of pure happiness. I had successfully taken advantage of the opportunity to throw a fun female-centric event, in honor of my close family and friends. The event allowed the opportunity to make each person in attendance feel the reciprocation of specialness and love that they had granted to me over the years, in each of our uniquely close relationships. Add to this the laughter accompanied by champagne and attempts to successfully don oversized flower crowns and there are few other things a girl could ask for.

I am forever grateful for all of our amazing vendors that made this small little event possible and with all of the above said and done, I must admit that second to getting to wed my handsome husband, I would have to say that my very favorite thing about getting married was the multitude of quality girl time I got to spend with all of my nearest and dearest ladies. Most simply put, this bridesmaid luncheon at Domaine Chandon successfully epitomized my vision of chicly flower crown powered bliss.

Photography: Tec Petaja | Event Planning, Design + Florist: Jacin Fitzgerald Events | Hand-Lettered Place Cards: Chelsea Petaja | Venue: Etoile At Domaine Chandon | Champagne Tasting: Domaine Chandon