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Glamorous Hollywood Hills Anniversary Shoot

A dash of glitter, a fabulous Hollywood Hills locale and a whole lot of glamour: this, my friends, is an anniversary session done oh-soooo right.  From the crazy gorgeous couple celebrating one year of married bliss to the mesmerizing images from Kimie James of IYQ Photography.  Happy New Year?  Yes, indeed.  Click here for more.

From IYQ Photography… Francesca and Anthony have been married for a year and what better way to celebrate their first anniversary than with a glitzy flirty anniversary shoot in front of the iconic Hollywood sign over looking LA. We wanted to create a shoot that combined the iconic sign with some modern glam. Callie Morelli gave Francesca a fun, loose updo and created a natural evening makeup look.

Photography: Kimie James Of IYQ Photography | Art Director: Hesper Colohan | Makeup And Hair: Callie Morelli | Venue: Hollywood Hills

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Upcoming Trunk Shows at JLM Couture Flagship Salon

Sometimes I think about how fabulous getting to plan another wedding would be — especially if it meant dress shopping at the amazing JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood. Known for their incredible selection of gowns and top-notch service, JLM is a first-stop when it comes to picking out the white dress.  This November, they’re hosting three incredible trunk shows that are not to be missed!

From November 7-9, 2014 JLM Couture will host a Hayley Paige show with designs straight from the 2015 spring collection as well as a designer appearance by Hayley Paige. The Alvina Valenta collection will be featured from November 14-16, 2014 with a designer appearance by Jessica Williams and from November 21-23, 2014 the Lazaro trunk show will take place with a designer appearance by Lazaro! I mean, does it get more amazing than that?! Not only do these shows showcase off-the-runway designs by some of the industry’s top designers, but you’ll also get to take advantage of special pricing!

Finding your dress at a trunk show definitely has its advantages (spoken from a past bride who bought at a trunk show!). JLM Couture is offering brides who purchase their gown at any of the three November shows a 10% discount! To request your appointment, head over here or call 424.249.3909!


Whimsical Hollywood Engagement Session

I feel like I could float on the tails of one of those balloons straight up to the moon! This LA engagement session simply has everything: love, confetti and, thanks to Sugarfix, delectable cookies. Also, have to give props to the bride-to-be for the super chic Parker and Alice and Olivia frocks. So feel free to wander through the wonderland-inspired shoot with Christine Farah‘s lovely photographs from the day.


From the Bride… Since our wedding was going to take place at The London West Hollywood, we wanted to create two different themes using this modern and chic venue. The theme of our engagement session took place in the garden area of the hotel which resembles an Alice in Wonderland charm. We recreated the tea party scene by having a luscious dessert table filled with “eat me” and “i do” cookies, white frosted cupcakes with mini hearts, confetti, and a splash of red and white flowers. We also wanted to incorporate the black and white chess board with the enormous chess pieces and have some playful shots. From there, we wanted to share the place we call home- and photograph ourselves on the Los Angeles 4th Street Bridge in the Arts District which is a mere 1,000 feet away from our backdoor. For this look, we wanted to create an elegant and more formal wear with a longer pale pink dress and a blazer and bow tie. As the sun was setting, we took a quick little jaunt over to the state historic park and continued capturing the warm sun setting while throwing confetti and being surrounded by love…

Photography: Christine Farah Photography | Arts District: Los Angeles 4th street bridge | Black Lace Dress: Alice and Olivia | Dessert: Sugarfix Desserts | Dessert Stands: Martha Stewart | Hotel: The London West Hollywood | Park: Los Angeles State Historic Park | Pink Dress: Parker | Saucers and Cups: Kate Spade New York Larabee Road Platinum | Statement Necklace: Jcrew