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The Lovesick Wedding Expo + A Discount!

Calling all of you indie-minded, totally nerdy, seriously artistic and all-around fabulous ladies and gentlemen… this wedding show is for YOU.  Yes, I am talking about the Lovesick Wedding Expo, an alternative wedding showcase celebrating its fifth year of complete awesomeness.  Think one amazing party boasting uber-talented vendors and crazy cool inspiration at every corner.

Happening this weekend in both Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, the Lovesick Wedding Expo will completely rock your world with amazing burlesque performances, giant glowing jellyfish (!), circus performances, skee ball and even more surprises.  Each and every show is completely different (and all sorts of wonderful), from the spectacular live music to the fab cash bar to the thousands in giveaways.

What are you waiting for, lovelies?  No matter your budget or wedding vision, grab your mister or misses-to-be (or just your besties) and plan your trip to the Lovesick Wedding Expo happening this weekend in both Los Angeles (Saturday, February 21st at Unique Space) and Alameda (Sunday, February 22nd at Rock Wall Wine Company).  Tickets are only $10 online, $15 at the door and all money raised from the show’s giveaways will benefit the Human Rights Campaign’s marriage equality efforts!

And don’t forget, use the code STYLEME at checkout for a 50% discount on tickets! 

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Elegant LA Winter Wedding

This couple should teach a course on wedding planning. Not only did they prioritize what was important to them, but the final result perfectly reflects their authenticity. From learning InDesign to create their invites, to acting as the MC’s for the reception, they’re pros. Steve Steinhardt captured all the action and I not only feel inspired, but also incredibly motivated, to dive into my own wedding planning ahead.

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From The Bride… I found my talented photographer on Style Me Pretty so I’m very honored to share these images! I’d like to start off by thanking SMP for having Steve in their Little Black Book so that I could find someone who can work amazingly under various different lighting conditions with both digital and film. When I first saw his work, I had told him that his work looks like carefully thought-out illustrations and I still think that’s the best way I could describe his artistry.

I love all things antique and traditional, so my vision for my wedding was a very elegant sit-down dinner type of occasion in a very lavishly historic location. When I found The California Club I thought it was perfect – not only is the venue beautiful but the service is impeccable, their food is perfect, and the air conditioning (the air conditioning was really important to me) is heavy. I instantly fell in love with club’s decor from the early 1900s, which was all in pristine condition and how the entire building carried the vibe of old Los Angeles (the city were I grew up, met my husband, and fell in love). I chose the traditional white and green color palette for my florals, but with a very wild texture to contrast against the prim and almost majestic quality that the venue carries with all that dark wood and burgundy curtains.

I invested the most on food, florals, lighting, photography, and music, because my husband and I thought these things were the most important to us. For everything else, we tried to use our creativity to be more economical. I did all of the stationery myself by learning how to use InDesign on Skillshare.com and by finding Johnny at Printing World to print them beautifully. I asked him to print our seating chart and we framed it ourselves – I think it turned out quite nicely. Not bad for a DIY newbie, right?

We also decided to not have a dance floor (which saved us a ton on MC’s, DJ’s, dance floors) and opted to a multi-course dinner with the most amazing jazz music performed by our band. Adam Bravo, our jazz pianist, actually went to high school with me and had signed a contract on the back of my calculus notebook during our senior year that he would one day perform at my wedding. It was touching to have him be there almost 10 years later and perform at my wedding after so long.

To make the wedding much more personal and intimate, our bridal party, my husband and I decided to do most of the MCing ourselves. We wanted to do this so that we would be communicating with our guests constantly throughout the night. It was great and our guests loved it. It also helped that we were all very comfortable with public speaking.

Last but not least, everything went very smoothly with the help of Joyce from Joyce Kim Weddings. I have never met someone in my life who was so organized, detailed, sweet, and an absolute people-person. I really do not think my wedding would’ve been so amazing without her. Jeff and I can’t thank her enough for all of her hard work in keeping us sane so that we could enjoy our own wedding. With her help, I actually managed to finish all of my courses and the dessert AND the cake. If that’s not ease, I don’t know what is.

Photography: Steve Steinhardt Photography | Coordination: Joyce Kim Weddings | Floral Design: Designer Dana | Wedding Dress: Ellis Bridals | Cake: Cake House | Stationery: DIY | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Sorella Vita | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting | Band: Adam Bravo Music | Ballroom: The California Club | Make Up And Hair: Kelly Yi Make Up

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Glamorous Fig House Wedding

A love story as sweet as this one (read: colleague cuties) guarantees that the wedding will be just as endearing. After six years of dating, they teamed up with Kayla Vie Events and celebrated big time at The Fig House with one glamorous affair. Honey Honey Photography captured the sweetness, from the craft ice cream cart to romantic raindrops, and it’s all waiting for you in the full gallery here!

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From the Newlyweds… We met one another at work. Brian saw me when I came in for my interview and little did we know, that moment would change our lives. Any excuse to get us two together was always occurring (happy hours, work functions, etc). Pretty soon it became apparent that it was meant to be for the two of us to become a “we”. Flash forward 6 years later and we were planning our wedding.

True to form, it was also love at first sight with our venue. We both fell in love the second we stepped foot into the building. We originally planned on getting married near a vineyard, but once we saw this, we knew instantly. The vision from that point forward was pretty easy and fell into place since the Fig House has so much design and character of its own. It is unique and intimate with touches of glamour but not pretentious. That became our theme for the wedding. While searching for wedding planners, we stumbled across the best wedding photos we had seen. Yet again, love at first sight. Emma was exactly what we had hoped for in a photographer. She knew how to handle our inexperience in front of the lens, make us feel at home and amazingly still got great shots.

Kayla Ton, our planner brought everything together for us and made sure the day was flawless. There was a lot of pieces to the puzzle for us to make sure this wedding embodied our relationship. In lieu of a wedding cake for all the guests, we chose to do an ice cream cart from our favorite craft ice cream shop near our street. Rings were also purchased from our neighborhood jewelry shop. We were focused on making a great party for everyone and truthfully the ceremony was not meant to be the highlight. What a surprise that was. The ceremony is by far our favorite part and memory. As we are not religious, we wanted to create a unique ceremony mixing together our love with the support of our friends and family, Our dear friend, Tracy, obliged us to become our officiant. She truly outdid herself bringing together quotes of love from our friends along with our personal vows.

Our greatest goal in all of this was to remain true to our relationship, and with all these beautiful people behind the scenes, it became the best day of our lives. Even the drops of rain after the ceremony became a romantic memory and our good luck charm for the future.

Photography: Honey Honey Photography | Wedding Planner: Kayla Vie Events | Florist: Pocketful Of Sunshine Styling | Wedding Cake: Cake Goodness | Catering: Flatiron Catering | Hair & Makeup: Neihule | Officiant: Friend | Bar: Liquid Catering | Dessert: Carmela Ice Cream | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Valet: American Parking & Limo | Wedding Venue: The Fig House

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