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A White-on-White Wedding With a Rustic Spin

It’s no secret we love a white-on-white wedding day, and this affair designed by Joy Proctor perfectly fits the bill. It takes classic design sensibilities infused with an air of rustic charm, not to mention florals by Amy Osaba that we can’t get over. Jose Villa – you’ve done it again and the gallery is one pin-worthy moment after another.

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Fall
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Al Fresco

From Joy Proctor DesignBrie and Raphael chose the beautiful Sunstone Villa as a backdrop for their wedding. Guests were greeted with welcome beverages as they made their way into the vineyard for the ceremony. The couple exchanged vows in front of two large oak trees, surrounded by their family and closest friends. Guests were invited up an olive lined pathway to cocktail hour, which was held on the front of the Villa. Making their way to the reception guests found their seating assignments on leaves with hand calligraphy. To celebrate his Father’s marriage, a piano was brought in for the grooms eldest son to play accompanied by his cousins. Guests sat at square tables covered in beautiful dupioni silk linens as they dined al fresco under the stars.

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Event Planning: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Amy Osaba | Cake: Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections | Catering: SBB Gourmet Catering | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | DJ: Gavin Roy | Ceremony Music: Anthony Ybarra | Venue: Sunstone Winery & Villa | Piano Music: Bob Davis | Rentals: The Tent Merchant

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5 Wedding Day Gifts Your Groom Will Love Almost as Much as You

Whether for their birthday, celebratory occasions, or the holidays, men are notoriously difficult to buy presents for. So, what are you supposed to get him for the wedding? From sweet and sentimental to tried and true, these five gift ideas are guaranteed to make him a very happy husband.

A Timeless Timepiece

Just like a classic strand of pearls or a dazzling pair of diamond studs, a great watch will last your new hubs for years to come. Bonus: he’ll never have an excuse to be late and every time he checks the hour, he’ll have another reason to think of you throughout the day.


A Romantic Love Letter

You don’t have to be Shakespeare to write a heartfelt love letter, all it takes is writing down just how much you love him to turn a simple piece of paper into something he’ll cherish forever. (But, if you do need a little inspiration, here’s the 100 most romantic quotes about love and marriage ever.)


A Reminder of How Lucky He Is

Not only are boudoir photos a great way to for you to get comfortable in front of the camera, but framed, they’re also the perfect gift for your groom on the big day. Forget cold feet — one look at these works of art, and he’ll be ready to sprint down the aisle.


Classic Cufflinks

A special occasion, like a wedding, deserves an equally special gift to commemorate it. Cufflinks are just that. Timeless, elegant and classic, cufflinks are an instant heirloom to gift your groom on the big day.


365 Days of Love

A year before the wedding, begin a journal filled with daily entries of what you love about your groom-to-be. Yes, it will take dedication, but trust us, it will be worth it when you see how much it means to him.

More For Your Man

Steal-Worthy Styles for Him | What Your Bride Wants You to Know | 25 Fabulous Boutonnieres

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Peonies, Paper Parasols & A White Horse. This Wedding is a Fairytale IRL

You know that wedding you dreamed about as a little girl. Simply put…this is it. An epic high-low dress. Pink peonies by the buckets – quite literally. Floating paper parasols above an al fresco reception. And a white horse with flower-adorned mane. I can hardly believe this day is real life, so join me in the gallery by Peter & Veronika to see for yourself.

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Summer
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HotelOutdoor
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Al Fresco

From The Bride…Our wedding was about being with our friends and family and celebrating in a beautiful place. Working in food, I definitely wanted that to be a big part of the week. Will proposed in provence at the hotel de tourrel (location of our rehearsal dinner) so it made sense for us to return to a place that was so magical for us. We tried to show our friends and family the best of what we had experienced there. I have incredibly talented bridesmaids who helped with so many of the aspects of the wedding from hair and makeup to flowers.

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Photography: Peter & Veronika | Coordination: Julie Mautner | Floral Design: The Bridesmaids | Wedding Dress: Delphine Manivet | Cake: Le Mas De Lilou | Invitations: The Groom | Catering: Le Mas De Lilou | Hair + Makeup: The Bridesmaids | Band: Kik & PJ | Venue: Mas Notre Dame | Photography - Assistance: Katta Tubio

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7 New Wedding Hairstyles You’ll Want to Pin Immediately

Brides, trust us, before your hair and makeup trial, you’re going to want to look at these gorgeous creations from Jen Huang Photography and Chiali Meng Artistry for inspiration. From soft, undone braids to romantic, tousled updos, these seven looks will inspire any bride’s bridal beauty look — no matter what her style. Get inspired and start pinning below!

Undone Milkmade

Perfect for any summer bride, this undone milkmaid braided updo keeps hair off your neck on those scalding hot days, while looking effortless and pretty.

Braided Romance

With a soft face-framing braid tucked into a low bun and finished with stephanotis flower clips, this pretty look is perfect for any romantic, garden wedding.


Loose Glamour

This lovely look exudes drama and modern glamour, while still maintaining a sense of softness and romance. Add a statement earring for maximum impact.


Classic With a Twist

Nothing says bridal quite like a French twist. But we’re obsessed with this modern take on the classic ‘do. With a chic bouffant and a loose twist, this new look has all of the beauty and none of the stuffiness of the signature bridal style.


Crown of Ivy

Think of this as the updated flower crown. Green ivy gives this braided ‘do a natural and organic feel, worthy of any nature-loving bride.


Tousled Waves

Soft, tousled waves come together at the nape of the neck in a low bun to give this simple style an air of unmatched elegance. No matter what your bridal style, this soft look will make any bride feel absolutely gorgeous.


Bohemian Beauty

We’re loving the natural beauty of this tousled updo. With fresh flowers woven into twisted tresses, this updo was made for boho brides who dream of running in a field of wildflowers.


From Jen HuangThis is a beauty series that I photographed with Chiali Meng Artistry, in lieu of the full inspiration shoot, we wanted to focus on beauty looks in several styles for the romantic, modern and natural bride. We hope these looks inspire bridal beauty for all the girls planning for their perfect day.

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Photography: Jen Huang Photography | Wedding Dresses: Gossamer | Hair + Makeup: Chiali Meng | Hair Accessories: Eden Luxe Bridal