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Blush + Marsala: Does It Get Any Prettier Than This!?

This is one of those posts that could have gone on and on forever, there was just too much goodness to work with. Because while it’s no surprise that we love blush around these parts, add in some pops of marsala and our hearts pitter patter even faster than usual. Charmed Events Group took the pretty palette and ran with it and we’re so glad they did. Jasmine Lee captured every stunning spec and it’s all in our Vault ready to be enjoyedright this way!

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Seasons
Fall
Settings
Winery
Styles
Romantic

From Charmed Events GroupIt was love at first sight for this lovely couple. For their wedding, they dreamt up a romantic wedding of marsala, gold and blush to complement the venue that they chose and dreamt up a European experience for all their guests to enjoy. The bride wore the most amazing blush dress by Vera Wang and her bridesmaids wore various blush and rose gold gowns by Amsale. The men looked dapper in their Menguin tuxes.

The ceremony took place inside at Wente Winery; Gavita Flora did an amazing job of creating the dreamiest arch with lush foliage and blooms accented with lots of candles and foliage lining the aisles. Guests were given petal toss bags upon entering the ceremony and as the couple kissed and said “I do”, guests celebrated by tossing rose petals in celebration.

For their cocktail hour, they wanted to re-create the love they have for Italy. They were engaged in Italy so they wanted to pay homage to that special place by inviting guests to their seats with homemade limoncello.

Their reception was a beautiful affair under a tent of stringed lights! We created an elegant feel by pairing grey linens and modern, gold chairs. The marsala and blush blooms really popped on the tables and guests were seated at place settings of grey and custom wax seals. As the sun went down, the atmosphere became a rowdy yet romantic one as the tent of stringed lights came to life, allowing guests to celebrate and dance the night away.

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Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Videography: Lovespun Handmade Wedding Films | Event Planning + Design: Charmed Events Group, LLC | Floral Design: Gavita Flora | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Stationery: Charmed Events Group, LLC | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair + Make Up: Makeup By Quis | Tuxedos: Menguin | Bride (+Blogger): Chic Happens | Invitation Suite: Little Miss Press | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Elegant Summer Winery Wedding

It all started when she was eight.  The planning, the dreaming, the (eventual) pinning… it was all weddings, all the time for this beautiful bride.  So when it came time to put together the real thing, she was an inspiration board just waiting to happen… and her sweet beau?  Happily along for the ride. Think elegant + fun-filled details all captured beautifully by Brooke Beasley. Fall in love in THE VAULT.

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Seasons
Summer
Styles
Al Fresco

From the Bride… It was around the age of eight years old that I really started planning my wedding. Instead of “Babysitter Club” books, I was borrowing wedding magazines from the local library and tabbing ideas that fit my dream wedding vision. I’ve seen every episode of every wedding-themed reality TV show and even had a Wedding Pinterest board well before I was engaged. It goes without saying that I was obsessed with anything wedding!

In early 2008, while attending California Polytechnic State University in beautiful San Luis Obispo, some friends introduced me to Aria. We had many mutual friends since we were both involved with the Greek system and started our relationship with sushi dates, hiking adventures, and lots of laughter. After five years of dating (three of which were were long distance), Aria and I finally settled in the San Francisco Bay Area together and we were engaged within a few months. The evening he proposed was a complete dream come true and the surprise dinner he planned with our families from out of town was a memory I’ll never forget! We even have the menu, signed by all our family members, framed on our wall today!

Being a fiancée was a title I was so excited to hold! I began planning the details of our wedding shortly after our engagement, but surprisingly found it so much more difficult than I thought. Because I had been exposed to SO much wedding inspiration for years of my life, I had quite a hard time making decisions! With the help of my decisive husband-to-be, and my incredibly organized mother, I started making specific decisions about a year into planning. Thankfully, my sweet fiancé learned to say “Yes, dear” to my many ideas and projects!

First, we toured about 20 venues all over California! As a school teacher, I knew I wanted to get married in the summer because I had the time off work. I was hunting for an outdoor venue, with Spanish or Mediterranean influences. Once we stumbled upon some photos of the Martinelli Event Center and Garré Winery, which happen to be taken by the extremely talented wedding photographer Brooke Beasley, we knew we had found our perfect venue! After that, the flowers, food, and other vendors just fell into place. I was so in love with Brooke Beasley’s photography style and after a short phone call with her, I instantly knew she was the photographer for us! It was like chatting with a friend you had know for years, so I knew Brooke would help us feel confident and comfortable, while capturing the look we were hoping for. I also tried on 57 wedding dresses before finding the perfect balance of fitted, flared, and sparkle!

For inspiration, I researched other winery weddings on Style Me Pretty and knew I wanted a romantic and refreshing feel for all our guests. I was hoping our wedding would look timeless, but also wanted to add a few fun and modern twists! I’m a sucker for all things with sparkle, so I used bold, navy stripes, bows, and gold to add a touch of Kate Spade-inspired flair. We also knew we wanted to treat our guests to handmade ice cream sandwiches to enjoy as a late night snack on that warm, summer evening.

When the big day finally arrived, I was honored and humbled by the amazing work of our vendors and my incredible mother who served as the world’s BEST unofficial wedding planner. After spending many years planning the wedding in my own head, it was remarkable to see every detail come together in real life! It was overwhelmingly special to walk down the aisle, surrounded by so many friends and family from different parts of our life. I will always remember the look in my husband’s eyes as we held hands at the altar and exchanged personalized vows. During our first dance together, it felt like there was no one else in the world but him and me. The whole day was a complete dream and the best celebration I have ever been a part of! Every day since our wedding has been a great reminder of how lucky I am to be surrounded by such supportive family and friends and to committed to the love of my life!

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Photography: Brooke Beasley Photography | Coordination: Martinelli Center | Floral Design: Delford West Flowers | Wedding Dress: La Soie Bridal | Cake: Filigree Cakes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Catering: Martinelli Center | Hair + Makeup: Halo Salon & Day Spa | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Groomsmen Attire: Indochino | Venue: Martinelli Center | Bridal Boutique: La Soie Bridal | DJ + Lighting: Amos Productions | Photo Booth: Amos Productions

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Vintage Romance at Murrieta’s Well

My cure for the winter blues? Loads of California sunshine, blooms from Laura Miller Design and a happy blush palette that’ll leave you aching for a warm summer day. It comes in the form of these romantic captures by Jasmine Lee Photography, complete with a lacy Essense of Australia number. Dive into The Vault to feel the glow!

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Seasons
Summer
Styles
Al Fresco

From Jasmine Lee PhotographySoft ivory lace, creamy pink chiffon bridesmaid dresses, vintage lead crystal and gold accents, this vintage inspired wedding oozes romance! This wedding was full of perfect details made to accent the gorgeous venue at Murrieta’s Well in the Livermore wine country. And of course, Jasmine Lee Photography worked her magic behind the lens and beautifully captured all the details and emotion of the day.

From The Bride…We wanted the wedding to feel personalized, intimate and full of heirloom treasures and romance. We individually collected all of the vintage crystal vases, candle sconces, and completed a variety of DIY projects such as the lace table runner down the length of the head table, the table numbers, signage and wedding favors. We chose Murrieta’s Well for it’s nostalgia. We wanted our wedding in the Livermore wine country because it was where we met and ultimately fell in love. I obtained a lot of my inspiration from my dress and vintage crystal jewelry. I wanted all of the details to reflect the beauty of the wine country in the summer.

The wedding was styled by the uber talented Laura Miller Design. She used stunning pastel florals and draped gorgeous garlands over the bride and groom’s chairs. She beautifully captured the essence of the vintage inspired look. Also, Wente vineyards did an incredible job to make the day run smoothly and beautifully.

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Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Coordination: Wente Vineyards | Wedding Dress: J'aime Bridal | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair + Makeup: Bay Area Beautiful | DJ: Amos Productions | Groom's Attire: Macy's | Venue: Murrieta's Well | Bridal Boutique: J'aime Bridal | Bride's Headpiece: Vintage | Catering + Cake: Wente Vineyards | Floral Design + Styling: Laura Miller Design | Rentals: Fantasy Sound Events

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