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Hayley Paige Trunk Show at JLM Couture Boutique

I’m having a serious I-wish-I-was-a-bride moment right now since hearing about the Hayley Paige Designer Trunk Show taking place at West Hollywood, California’s incredible JLM Couture Boutique.  From August 22-24th, brides can feast their eyes — and try on! — gowns from the Spring and Fall 2014 collections. Mark your calendars, my dears!

Known for her fresh, lively and feminine designs featuring incredible detail + texture, each Hayley Paige dress is more stunning than the last. At the upcoming trunk show, brides will get the chance to meet the uber talented designer as she helps brides find the gowns of their dreams!

To make an appointment at JLM Couture Boutique for the Hayley Paige Trunk Show, call 424.249.3909 or head over here. Happy dress shopping, lovelies!

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Elegant Bel Air Estate Wedding

Umm… I am at a complete loss for words.  Granted, that’s something I have grown to expect when it comes to the work of the talented team at Docuvitae, but this breathtaking Bel Air affair?  It’s insane.  Think lush, overflowing blooms from Brad Austin, a world of pretty styled to perfection by Samantha Scott Events and one of the most breathtaking locales you’ll ever see (the bride’s family home).  This, loves, is what awesome looks like.  See it all in the full gallery.

From Docuvitae… Crissy always dreamed of getting married at her parents’ home in Bel Air. So after a romantic proposal by her now husband Mike she didn’t have to look far to find the perfect venue. In fact, Crissy isn’t the only bride with history attached to her family’s stunning Bel Air estate. On April 29th, 1930, Irene Mayer, daughter of Hollywood legend Louis B. Mayer, married her fiancé David Selznick, and in true Hollywood fashion Mr. Mayer gave Irene her choice of any house as a wedding gift. Soon after Irene chose the same Wallace Neff Normandy estate now owned by Crissy’s family. Needless to say the stage was set for one of the most unique and romantic weddings of the year.

With whimsical elegance as the theme, bride Crissy and event planner Samantha Scott went to work creating three unique spaces within the property. Over 10,000 square feet of custom wood decking was built just for the day, hundreds of one of a kind handmade balsa wood roses were interspersed between beautifully wild florals, manzanita branches and sandblasted Zinfandel vines. To complement the home’s already stunning and perfectly groomed French landscape, an almost invisible tent structure was built and a plethora of hanging Edison bulbs, structural string lights, Fellini light chandeliers and twinkle light webs were installed as to create a glowing ceiling. As guests walked through a floating valence made of hops vines to enter the reception, they were transported into a perfectly imperfect wonderland of light, texture and beauty.

Just as the reception had come to a close, guests were escorted to an old-fashioned after hours soirée in the home’s parlor. Tray passed late-night snacks were complimented by the sounds of a fedora-clad piano player. The songs of Elton John were sung by all as silver trays of Scotch and champagne were served early into the next morning. But guests had one more surprise waiting for them as they departed, bakers boxes of donut holes waited in guests cars for a final sweet treat to cap off a perfect night.

Photographer: Docuvitae | Coordinator: Samantha Scott Events | Florist: Brad Austin

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Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration from Closer to Love Photography

Ever since I saw the first Hunger Games movie I’ve literally been counting down to the next. Yep, I’m one of those. And while the wait felt like an eternity, I’m happy to say Catching Fire is now at a theater near you. So being the wedding bloggers we are, we decided to celebrate the best way we know how. A Hunger Games-inspired shoot, of course. Crafted by the likes of Closer to Love PhotographyBella Bloom Floral Design and Life in the Sunset, it’ll put you in the movie watching mood faster than you can say “Team Peeta!”

From Closer to Love Photography… After watching the new “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie trailer this Summer, I was inspired to contact our favorite Vendors in the Southern California area to help create a Hunger Gamers Inspired Session with a romantic twist, incorporating white, pearl, gold, hints of brown and black. Wanting the Session to have an Autumn feel as well, we wanted to integrate fall-inspired hues organically into the design – bird feathers, rustic jewelry, white roses, arrows, and antique clocks can be found throughout the design. Our model Bride and Groom are a real engaged couple, getting married in just a few short months! Ultimately, it was the love between Katniss and Peeta that inspired us to create a Session that was so romantic, organic, and full of timeless love.

Photography: Closer to Love Photography | Wedding Dress: Claire La Faye | Groom's Suit: H&M | Arrows: Fletcher and Fox | Cupcakes and Cake Pops: Sugar Babies Cupcakery | Florals: Bella Bloom Floral Design | Furniture: Farm Tables Rentals | Hair and Headpieces: Trace Henningsen | Makeup: Artistry by Danika | Paper Products: Goodheart Design | Styling and Design: Life in the Sunset | Tableware: Archive Vintage Rentals

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