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Hayley Paige Trunk Show at JLM Couture Boutique

I’m having a serious I-wish-I-was-a-bride moment right now since hearing about the Hayley Paige Designer Trunk Show taking place at West Hollywood, California’s incredible JLM Couture Boutique.  From August 22-24th, brides can feast their eyes — and try on! — gowns from the Spring and Fall 2014 collections. Mark your calendars, my dears!

Known for her fresh, lively and feminine designs featuring incredible detail + texture, each Hayley Paige dress is more stunning than the last. At the upcoming trunk show, brides will get the chance to meet the uber talented designer as she helps brides find the gowns of their dreams!

To make an appointment at JLM Couture Boutique for the Hayley Paige Trunk Show, call 424.249.3909 or head over here. Happy dress shopping, lovelies!

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Gold and Blush Hued Outdoor Wedding in Malibu

Spanish charm and panoramic ocean views are a few things that Adamson House has in abundance. Thus, making it the perfect backdrop for this blush and gold shindig designed by Beth’s Diversions and floraled by Bride & Bloom. The bushels of peonies, the lace runners and  the gorgeous hand painted tiles are all wrapped up in this romantic day captured by Onelove Photography. Click here for so much more.

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From The Bride…Malibu is very special to us!. Matt and I met while studying at Pepperdine University. So when this Texas girl started planning our wedding, Malibu was the perfect choice. We were immediately drawn to the Adamson House with its historical Spanish charm and panoramic ocean views. We wanted our guests to experience the incredibly beautiful ocean view at sunset as the backdrop for our vows. The reception site was our own secret garden where we celebrated under a gigantic sycamore tree. Although this if often the site of wedding ceremonies, it was the perfect place for our guests to enjoy the family-style southern cuisine and dance under the stars.

My rose gold engagement ring and blush wedding gown, which of course, I picked before making any other decisions, help inspire the romantic theme with gold, champagne, and blush hues. Once we confirmed our venue, we started to work on a logo that would reflect a romantic spanish style. A family friend helped us create our logo that was inspired by the Adamson House architecture and the use of tiles throughout the house. Our florist used a mixture of peonies and garden roses with a touch of succulents for the bouquets, aisle lanterns, Jan Barboglio candelabra pieces and reception table arrangements. During the cocktail hour, guests could tour the historic home. Each guests received a personalized, hand painted tile with logo and their table number. Our guests dined on fine china placed on wood plank tables with lace runners and layered with multiple floral arrangements and lots of candles. The ombre butter cream wedding cake was adorned with flowers and sat on a rustic wood cake stand that was handcrafted by my grandfather.

Family is a very important part our life. My grandfather was the officiant of the ceremony. My other grandfather gave and blessing and prayer and my brother read a scripture. Music is an integral part of my family. It was a special moment when my cousin, Cary Pierce, of Jackopierce, sang several original songs during the ceremony. After the toasting at the reception, my family stood and sang “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”. This is a family tradition that is sung at all family weddings.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Event Designer: Beth's Diversions | Event Coordinator: Amber Weir | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Hansen's Cakes | Stationary: Bella Figura | Catering: Command Performance Catering | Hair: Julie Parker | Lighting: In The Mix Events | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Ceremony and Reception: Adamson House | Florals: Bride & Bloom | Linens: La Tavola | Live Band: The MVPs | Makeup: The Studio Agency | Rentals: Ventura Rentals | Shoe Designer: Valentino

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Elegant Ranch Wedding in Malibu

We love a rustic wedding, but we think it’s pretty cool this couple choose a ranch venue and decided to steer away from the assumed bent. The result, as you can see in Sargeant Creative’s photos, was pretty stunning. With help from Kate Fujimoto, they went for sophisticated and earthy touches like flax linens from La Tavola and blush blooms from Moon Canyon Design strategically scattered throughout.

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From title=”Kate Fujimoto Event Design” href=”http://www.katefujimoto.com/”>Kate Fujimoto Event DesignWorking with Misty and Tim and helping them to create a beautiful day, filled with warmth, romance, and playfulness, was a highlight of 2013 for me. We spent about ten months prepping for the wedding, and during this period, Misty and Tim were in their first year of medical residencies. They had incredibly stressful workloads and restrictive schedules, but Misty and Tim were really dedicated to making sure that their wedding was a true reflection of themselves. Despite having literally no time to sleep because of their crazy shifts, they always approached every task with an enthusiasm, energy, and sense of humor that made the business of planning a really fun experience for everyone involved. Misty told me, “We want our guests to feel loved, excited and uplifted on our special day,” and she and Tim poured their hearts into every detail to make this a reality.

Misty and Tim chose Calamigos Ranch in Malibu as their venue as it perfectly captured the earthy, but elegant, vibe that they had envisioned. They fell in love with the ceremony space, which was situated under an enormous oak tree. There were cascading twinkle lights hanging from the tree and the lush landscaping made the space feel intimate, even with 175 guests. The reception spaces, which included a large lawn, an indoor area with bar and dance floor, and a tented, draped patio for dining, allowed for a lot of activities and were ideal for providing different types of entertainment throughout the event.

Misty and I talked at length about a design that would complement all of the spaces. Misty and Tim didn’t want to go in an overly rustic direction, with more typical ranch inspired motifs. Instead, they really wanted to create an elegant backdrop, with whimsical touches and fun elements. We therefore decided on doing a fairly neutral base, natural flax linens for the ceremony and cocktail hour and a slightly stronger tone in silk dupioni for the reception, upon which we layered feminine peach and cream florals and green garlands from the amazingly talented Kristen Caissie of Moon Canyon Design. Kristen and I spent time figuring out what would best highlight the ceremony space, as the oak tree was such an overwhelming presence. We both thought that a summery garland of peach and cream florals and greenery, swagged around the trunk of the tree, would be most beautiful and effective. It was simple idea, but so chic. We complemented the swag with florals in wire vessels that were hung from the branches of the tree. In the dining area, Kristen carried over the garland idea to both the center dining table, as well as to the backdrop that sat behind the sweetheart table. She actually anchored the backdrop to two huge ‘branches’ in order to maintain the earthiness that Misty and Tim liked. We transitioned from wooden vessels in the ceremony and cocktail spaces to silver urns in the dining room to create a certain flow from afternoon to evening. The dining space, wrapped in the glow of candlelight and strands of twinkle lights above, looked magical.

Although aesthetics were undoubtedly important to Misty and Tim, they really wanted their guests to have fun! Being an adventurous, free-spirited couple, they felt strongly about incorporating more whimsical touches to their wedding. The large lawn in the reception space lent itself to creating sweet picnic-type vignettes and lawn games. We bought blankets, custom-made pillows and vintage tray tables which we painted white and paired these with lawn games (including a not-so typical choice of Jenga, which the couple loves to play). Misty and Tim actually made the bean bag toss board with silhouettes, which was such a big hit with both adults and kids. Guests really did use the blankets for lounging during the cocktail hour, which was such a great alternative to the usual rental chairs and tables. We enlisted a three-piece bluegrass band to play during guest arrival and cocktail hour. Triple Chicken Foot did such an excellent job at setting a festive tone and making the party comfortable and inviting. Their music was engaging and, most importantly, fun. Probably the most playful parts of the wedding were the touches that Misty and Tim incorporated from their favorite movie, “Up.” We made “Up” themed bottle cap escort cards, which were filed into streamlined custom wooden planks – so as to mesh with the elegant tablescapes that we had prepared in all of the various areas of the wedding; we put together a cool display of “Up” memorabilia for the guestbook table; and we tossed balloons during the bride and groom send-off with a sign that read “Up, Up, and Away – A Balloon Send Off On Your Wedding Day!”

I think that one of the most special moments of the wedding was a surprise for Misty and Tim, conceived by one of Misty’s best friends and bridesmaids. Instead of a standard speech, Misty’s friend enlisted Kaba Modern, a dance group that Misty had seen on TV (and absolutely loved), to jump in and perform a set for the bride, groom and guests. It was a really special gift – the dancing was incredible and so lively – it was really the perfect way to segue into the dance portion of the evening. The night progressed so quickly, as guests made their way between a photobooth, a tasting of delicious bite sized desserts, and dancing of course. There was never a dull moment from start to finish at Misty’s and Tim’s wedding and, from that perspective, it was an exact reflection of the two.

Photography: Sargeant Creative | Videography: Artisan Production | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | DJ: Michelle Sinclair For Haute Mobile Disco | Band: Triple Chicken Foot | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Bride's Dress: Winnie Couture | Cake/Dessert: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Ceremony/Reception: Calamigos Ranch | Dance Group: Kaba Modern | Event Design And Coordination: Kate Fujimoto Event Design | Florals: Moon Canyon Design | Hairstyling: Julie Canales | Linens: La Tavola | Paper Materials: La Artista | Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooth | Transportation: GTS Charter

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