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Romantic Speakeasy Wedding at Marvimon

Take a timeless twenties style, mix it up with a fresh peach, green and sunshine yellow combo and my dears, we’ve got ourselves a sassy speakeasy soiree (say that ten times fast!) that’s packed with a whole lotta punch. Designed, planned and coordinated with love by Nicole Alexandra Designs, it’s no wonder the gallery from Sun and Sparrow Photography is the definition of happy.

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From Nicole Alexandra Designs… Sherry & Daniel’s wedding was inspired by their love of prohibition inspired cocktails. This set the tone for the elegant and vintage touches found throughout their spectacular wedding day which took place at the Marvimon in downtown Los Angeles! The day started early as the Bride and Groom celebrated their cultures in a traditional tea ceremony. Following the tea ceremony, the Bride was whisked away to the venue where she changed into her second look for the evening wedding festivities. She looked stunning in a Katie May gown and 1920’s inspired hair, make-up, and accessories, while the handsome groom donned a chic Dolce & Gabbana Tuxedo. The bouquet and boutonniere from Twig & Twine completed their lovely looks. Inside, the reception was filled with elegance and a romantic ambiance. Cut glass bud vases filled with a colorful array of garden roses, ranunculus, and anemones, lined the long wooden tables, while incredible hand selected vintage plates and gold flatware from Dish Wish completed each place setting. Guests found their seats after finding their hand-painted names on a vintage window paned door. Food was catered by Heirloom LA and was served family style. Cocktails were hand-crafted by Julian from Mixology, and included 3 signature drinks. Draped in pearls and garden roses, the wedding cake touched on the 1920’s theme – it was almost too pretty to eat! After some serious dancing, guests were treated with some late night tacos from the Mexicali Food Truck. The entire day was beautiful and filled with fun loving moments. The love shared between Sherry & Daniel was palpable and reminded us all of what true love looks like!

Photography: Sun And Sparrow Photography | Event Design: Nicole Alexandra Designs | Floral Design: Twig And Twine | Wedding Dress: Katie May | Cake: Kings Hawaiian | Necklace: Kathleen Barry Bespoke | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG Max Azria | Catering: Heirloom LA | Hair And Makeup: Cheryl Nacario | Food Truck: Mexicali Taco Co. | Rentals: Dish Wish Events | Tuxedo: Dolce And Gabbana | Wedding Planning And Coordination: Nicole Alexandra Designs | Wedding Venue: Marvimon

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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

When it comes to looking glam from start to finish on your big day, look no further than Doie Lounge. These gorgeous + eco-friendly robes add a special touch to getting ready on wedding morning, but also make beautiful (and practical!) gifts for your ladies!

Made locally in Los Angeles of natural + sustainable fabrics, the Doie Lounge robes not only look amazing in “getting ready” photos, but they’re also a gift your ladies will wear again and again! Available in sizes x-small to x-large (and xxs in the Lilian robe!), these pretties look beautiful on both short and tall frames — and they stay put with both inner and outer silk ties! Available in a wide variety of colors and combinations (there’s now a blush colored robe called Betty!), there are even discounts for buying in bulk (here).

How gorgeous?! And if you’re not seeing the exact color combo you’re looking for, be sure to email sara{at} who can help you come up with the perfect robe! Also, be sure to ask if there are any robes available that aren’t pictured on the site as there are sometimes styles hiding behind the scenes. And be sure to check out these real Doie Lounge bridal parties (here.). OH — there’s more!


The Prize: A lucky reader will win a Willa robe from Doie Lounge in XS/S! If the winner needs another size, she can choose a different style robe. 

To Enter: Visit the Doie site and pick out your favorite style! Then head back over here and comment below with which one you like best.

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced in the WIUP on Friday, August 1, 2014

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Valorie Darling Photography | Hair: Trace Hennigsen | Makeup: Artistry by Danika  |   Lydia Daniller |  Calloway Gable Photography  |  Maggie Thalheimer of Gerber and Scarpelli | Jeff Tisman Photograph


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At Home Engagement Session

Home engagement sessions make me happy.  Especially an at home engagement session that happens to include one of the coolest abodes you will ever see.  Think one crazy gorgeous duo frolicking amongst interior designs that will blow your mind.  It’s perfection, lovelies… and you can see every last stunning moment captured by Alice Hu in the full gallery.

From Alice Hu Photography… With a house named Chanel Chateau, there is not much more you need! Kathy and Alex’s engagement session was full of stylish outfits, modern home decor, but most importantly, the two lovebirds. It was so much fun shooting at such an intimate location!

Photography: Alice Hu Photography