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Want a Timeless Wedding? See How It’s Done!

This inspiration shoot is a lesson in timeless design sensibilities. A dreamy villa. A neutral palette. And romantic florals that stand the test of time. Koman Photography, Love and You Video, Simply Sera Events, Peony & Plum and so many more came together for this dream session in The Vault.


From Simply Sera EventsThe Villa San Juan Capistrano and the Mission San Juan Capistrano whisks you away to a serene and charming place, such that you feel as if you’ve entered an enchanted spot. We were drawn by the ambiance and features of both the Villa and the Mission and designed an effortlessly romantic styled shoot.

Both venues have beautiful stonework all throughout so Peony and Plum created the centerpieces in stone urns to complement that characteristic, and the wood table and cane back chairs from Archive Rentals were perfect to set a subtle and whimsical table setting. And our bride wore a custom Musat Bridal Couture gown that captivates her grace and beauty when she walks and enhances her silhouette with a deep back line. Everything from calligraphy to the cake were inspired by the soft romance you can feel when you enter the two places.

We hope this styled shoot will inspire brides dreaming of an elegant and timeless wedding!

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Photography: Koman Photography | Cinematography: Love and You Video | Floral Design: Peony & Plum | Wedding Dress: Musat Bridal | Cake: Elise Cakes | Hair + Makeup: Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design | Calligraphy: Sealed Shop | Groom's Attire: JCrew Factory | Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano | Coordination+ Styling: Simply Sera Events | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon

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A Sweet Modern Love Story That Started with a Text Message

My husband and I met via modern technology, so it’s only fair to admit the undeniable fact that love via technology is my jam. Which is why I’ve fallen head-over-keyboard/iphone/blackberry/samsung (whatever have you) with this darling pair. For their love story? Well, let’s just say it all started with a text message. Read on for more and see the stunning captures from Aria Photography in The Vault!

From Aria PhotographyWe spent an evening in the rolling hills of El Dorado Hills, CA, and Liz + Nick’s sweet relationship shone. They are such an kind-hearted couple who dedicate a big part of their lives to serving others in their church and community. They are one of those rare, beautiful souls inside and out.

From The Bride To Be…Nick and I met while we were in high school seven years ago. We both attended a Christian club called Younglife. It just so happened to be a movie night that night and we were all watching the movie Elf. Nick decided to sit next to me during the movie and tried talking to me the whole time, although I really wanted to hear the movie! He proceeded to take my phone and input his number into my phone (Ahem!? Excuse you!?) and started texting me the second he left the club. We started dating seven days later and now we lead our own club!! Let’s just say, we’re a lot more mature than we were when we were 15 years old, and we are more than excited to start this new journey together!

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Photography: Aria Photography | Location: Sacramento, California

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A Courthouse Elopement That’s Crazy Stylish

Whether you’re sharing your vows in front of 500 guests or chose to elope with only your dearest, every bride needs a bouquet that makes a statement. *Enter* The Hidden Garden who whipped up this floral beauty for the occasion. Christine Doneé came along to photograph the courthouse “I do” and we think you’ll wholeheartedly love.


From Christine DoneeOne of the reasons I love photographing elopements so much is because it really exemplifies what a wedding is all about: the love of two people and their decision to commit to each other for the rest of their lives. It’s an incredibly romantic, and often times intimate way to start your journey together, and really reminds us what is most important.

Mollie and Allen’s celebration almost didn’t happen that day because Mollie had taken a tumble down some stairs the morning of, but they decided to keep everything as planned, noting that she could get some much needed r&r on their honeymoon the following week. Even though the day might not have started out on the right foot, it ended with joyous smiles, two people very much in love and glasses full of champagne with friends.

Inspired by weddings seen on Style Me Pretty, Mollie planned a stylish, yet relaxed, elopement at the beautiful courthouse in Beverly Hills. She opted for a knee-length lace dress, while Allen chose a tailored blue suit from Zara. The Hidden Garden team created the bouquet and boutonniere out of the most beautiful peonies and roses, and their friends surprised them with a bottle of champagne after the vows were said.

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Photography: Christine Doneé Photography | Floral Design: The Hidden Garden | Wedding Dress: Karen Millen | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Rings: Single Stone | Hair + Makeup: Meg O´hare Beauty | Groom's Attire: Sandals From Zara | Venue: Beverly Hills Courthouse

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