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The Only Secret Garden Wedding Inspiration You Need to See

Greystone Mansion may be a hidden gem nestled in Beverly Hills, but there’s no hiding the pretty from this inspiration session that took place there. Every detail — from Lavenders Flowers‘ feminine bouquet to Foil & Ink‘s understated invitations to the lovely Trumpet & Horn ring — plays up the estate’s grandeur while creating a sense of modern romance in hues of whispery pastels and soft pink. See every beautiful moment, captured by McCune Photography in The Vault!


From McCune PhotographyGreystone Mansion is one of the most beautiful properties in Southern California, a hidden gem nestled in Beverly Hills. The beauty & history of the property are truly swoon worthy, full of grandeur and lush european inspired gardens from the early 1900’s. The inspiration behind this bridal session was to capture the beauty of the modern day bride within the secret gardens and hidden passages of Greystone.

Janelle, from Lavenders Flowers is a true artist. She has an amazing eye for detail when creating arrangements. She created a very natural, organic and dreamy bouquet that incorporated Ranunculus, Roses paired with some Lilies. The color palette included very soft pastels with pops of muted pinks that were feminine and romantic.

Design Visage has an amazing with making brides glow and look stunning. The final touches and details with hair & makeup to the Myra Callan headpiece was very simple yet whimsical. It complemented the etherial look behind the Sarah Seven Lafayette wedding gown which was heavenly.

Jacki, from Foil & Ink created the invitation suite and calligraphy. She is known for her simple, pretty and unique designs. I love how her creations indulge the senses with the variety of texture and paper she uses. Each design she creates is truly one of a kind.

Everything about this shoot was so much fun to photograph. Loved getting to work with such creative and talented vendors to help make this vision come to life.

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Photography: McCune Photography | Floral Design: Lavenders Flowers | Wedding Dress: Camille Wynn | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: Design Visage | Invitations + Calligraphy: Foil And Ink | Venue: Greystone Mansion | Bridal Boutique: Camille Wynn | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Hair Accessories: Styled By Two's Company | Model: Brittany Marie | Ribbon: Tono & Co | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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This Beverly Hills Ballroom Affair is the Definition of Glamorous

This wedding is filled with stunning details.  And I mean filled.  From the drop-dead gorgeous florals from Peony and Plum to the exquisite rentals from Found Vintage Rentals to the design stylings of CCL Weddings, every.last.moment is absolutely breathtaking.  But my favorite detail of all?  A groom who literally can’t stop smiling… that, my friends, is true love.  See it all captured beautifully by Valentina Glidden in THE VAULT.

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From Valentina Glidden Photography… Michelle and Michael’s love was so evident on their wedding day. I knew it was going to be an incredible day the moment they saw each other during their first look and Michael lost it. He was so emotional and excited and it was hard for everyone around them to hold back tears. At some point during the photos I asked for them to give me a serious look, and Michael, with the biggest smile on his face, said he couldn’t help but smile. He was too happy.

From CCL WeddingsWhen Michelle and Michael began wedding planning, they wanted to ensure the wedding would not only be a reflection of their love story but their personalities as well. Michelle and Michael’s wedding embodied timeless elegance and could not have taken place at a more perfect venue – The Montage located in Beverly Hills, California.

The bride’s wedding inspiration began when she stumbled across a couple of garden wedding photos during the initial stages of wedding planning. She wanted to incorporate a garden feel on the hotel terrace for the ceremony. With the help of Found Rentals’ architectural pieces we created a focal point that portrayed an entrance to a secret garden. Peony and Plum adorned the entrance with an abundance of greenery and floral pieces while BTB Event Rentals created a dreamy aisle with their drapery and chandeliers.

Moving over to cocktail hour, guests munched on appetizers and sipped on specialty cocktails including the groom’s “Magic Mike Mojito.” During the couple’s first encounter, the groom cracked several crab claws for his future wife. Little did he know that crabs were Michelle’s favorite food. She was impressed by his chivalry and the rest is history! In memory of their first encounter, the couple decided to use metal crab claw crackers as their escort cards that were displayed on a custom installation reading the phrase “You Crack Me Up.”

The reception complimented the chic couple as guests dined in tufted, high-back chairs, chandelier centerpieces graced every dining table, and the cake from Sweet Lady Jane made an impression on all the guests.

During the planning process, the bride mentioned that she absolutely loved the style in which patrons brought out desserts at restaurants in Paris. Michelle wanted to somehow have her wedding guests also experience a memory she enjoyed. Three gourmet dessert carts were curated and assembled with Bottega Louie gourmet marshmallows, Godiva chocolates, Bouchon macarons, Sugarfina candy and much more!

The couple’s grace and style were definitely highlighted on the wedding day, but most importantly their genuine love for each other was the greatest celebration of all.

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Photography: Valentina Glidden Photography | Cinematography: The Cub Team | Event Planning + Design: Christina Lee | Floral Design: Peony & Plum | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sweet Lady Jane | Hair + Makeup: BE.NYLA | DJ: Adagio Entertainment | String Quartet: OC Strings | Venue: Montage Deer Valley Resort | Backdrop: Modest Peach | Ceremony Rentals: Best Of The Best Event Production | Ceremony Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Reception Rentals: TMM Pro DJ and Lighting Services | Reception Rentals: Revelry Event Designers

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This Couple Went to the Same Preschool and Fell in Love Years Later

Amazing love stories are our jam, but this one here? Beyond. Starting with this couple who go all the way back (the same pre-k, the same high school AND the same college) only to be reacquainted and fall in love years later. Their story couldn’t be any better until, of course, their wedding day rolled around. Planned by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants, with blooms by Sweet Pea’s Custom Floral and featuring not one but TWO breathtaking Monique Lhuillier gowns, get ready to pin your heart out. Thanks to the de Jaureguis duo (formerly Erin Hearts Court) for the beautiful moments captured.

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From the Bride… Andrew and I lived parallel lives before we began dating. We went to the same preschool, middle school, high school, and college. Although we knew each other in high school, it wasn’t until we were both out of college that we re-met on a fateful St. Patrick’s Day and had an instant connection. We dated for three and a half years, which included two years of long distance while we were both in graduate school.

In December of 2013 we traveled to Paris together. While exploring the romantic city, Andrew got down on one knee and proposed in the beautiful Place Vendome, a spot he had picked out three years prior as the place he wanted to propose to me.

Our engagement lasted a year and a half as we wanted to get married after Andrew finished medical school. For the venue, we decided on the Montage in Beverly Hills, because of its location in our hometown, outdoor ceremony space, and high ballroom ceilings. Soon after we had chosen our venue, the other vendors came into place. The photographer for our wedding was an especially important selection. We were very impressed with Erin Hearts Court, and loved the manner in which they captured the day beautifully.

My mom, mother-in-law, and I all fell in love with two Monique Lhuillier dresses, so I wore a blush gown for the ceremony, and a white lace dress for pictures and the reception. The unique lace of the dress featured ivy—which we used as inspiration for floral design—and clovers—a fun acknowledgement of our St. Patrick’s Day connection. Corey of Sweet Pea’s Custom Florals did an incredible job of bringing our space to life through vibrant greens and fresh flowers.

Bistro lights were strung between layers of plush fabric behind the stage. Our color palette featured shades of greens and gold with highlights of blush and pale purple. Our wedding was a black tie affair and I wanted my bridesmaids in a dark color, so each girl selected a unique complementary long dress in the same charcoal color from Bella Bridesmaids.

As a former dancer, it was important to me that we had a special first dance, and that our guests danced the night away. The reception kicked off with our choreographed first dance to a jazz instrumental piece reminiscent of Paris. The dance floor was packed all night long as we danced between courses of food, thanks in part to our fantastic band, the James Gang!

Instead of the standard guest book, we purchased an oversized photography book of Paris and had our guests sign its pages. This book, enclosed with love and well-wishes from family and friends, has a special place in our home.

One of my favorite parts of the evening was our exchange of personalized vows under our chuppah. Without discussing what we would say, our promises were aligned with surprising similarity, meaningfulness, and laughter.

From the rehearsal dinner, to our pictures at Greystone Mansion, to our handwritten vows, to the epic dance party, to the late night truffle fries, it was a weekend to remember, followed by an incredible honeymoon in the Maldives. I wish the best to those of you in the midst of planning your wedding! Enjoy this time!

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Photography: The De Jaureguis | Cinematography: Vidicam Productions | Event Planning: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants | Floral Design: Sweet Pea's Custom Floral | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: JAM | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: XIV Karats | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Calligraphy: Lisa Holltzman | Lighting: Kinetic Lighting | Band: West Coast Music | Groom's Attire: Gucci | Rabbi: Zachary Shapiro | String Quartet: Angelica Strings | Venue: Montage Deer Valley Resort | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids - By Joanna August | Bridal Party Hair + Makeup: Lacey Broughton and Asya Shalita | Bride's Hair + Makeup: Jermaine Shelton + Crown of Jules | Classical Guitarist: Tim Callobre | First Dance Choreography: Your Night Choreo | Groom's Shoes: Sergio Ferragamo | Hairpiece: Monique Lhuillier | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: MVS Studio | Portrait Venue: Greystone Mansion | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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