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Romantic Seaside Wedding Inspiration

Overcast skies and extraordinary scenery make this next inspiration one for the books. Marrying easy elegance with stunning props a la Found Vintage Rentals, this seaside shoot is stunning to say the least. The overall results are guaranteed gorgeous with Charla Storey Photography behind the lens and the gallery is sure to send a little sunshine your way.

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Summer
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Beach
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Whimsical

From the Designer, Maxine Owens of The Southern Table… Our weather proved to be a little less sunny than we’d hoped, so we decided on a more moody color palette. We chose greys, deep blues, and pops of burgundy to pair with muted yellows, soft peaches, and pinks. The overcast skies set the backdrop for the ocean-side gathering. Taking inspiration from the natural rock formations and wood tones our team conceptualized an intimate outdoor dinner with breathtaking views of the landscape at dusk. The table scape was set with romantic candlelight and clear glass vessels to enhance the reclaimed wooden table from Found Rentals. Here, we selected delicate café au lait dahlias, hellebores, anemone, amaranthus and soft garden roses to accent the slate and ocean tones.

Charla Storey perfectly captured our sea side model nestled in the sand with her piercing blue eyes accented by makeup artist Karina Fonti and hairstylist Nicholas Cole. The Dress Theory provided this romantic and effortless Sarah Seven gown that mimics the waves rolling against the beach”

Photography: Charla Storey Photography | Event Design: The Southern Table | Floral Design: The Southern Table | Dress: The Dress Theory | Dress : Sarah Seven | Make Up: Karina Fonti | Hair: Priv | Hair : Nicholas Cole | Venue: El Matador Beach | Model: NTA Talen | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Table Top: CB2 | Table Top: West Elm

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Classic Beach Wedding

This wedding had me at “awesome party.”  Well, actually, it had me at nautical meets classic, plus awesome party, but you get the picture… this wedding rocks.  Think sweet Kate Spade peep toes, luxe gold and navy hues and a whole lot of pretty planned to perfection by LVL Weddings & Events.  See it all captured by Troy Grover Photographers right here.

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Winter
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Casino
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Nautical

From the Bride… When Andrew and I began planning our wedding we knew we both wanted one thing: an awesome party! And it was with that mindset that we began to plan our big day. As two attorneys we also knew we would need some help to pull off an awesome party and that maybe we were lacking in the creativity department. Early on we employed the assistance of our wedding planner, Andrea Guzman of LVL Weddings & Events, to help us with both of these things. It was during my first conversation with Andrea that I explained that I didn’t want our wedding to look like two attorneys had designed it. She quickly assured me that she could help us avoid such fate and we knew she would be the perfect fit for planning our wedding!

Andrea was fantastic in bringing together our vision of a nautical inspired wedding with a host of amazing vendors. She understood that we wanted a nautical theme, but we didn’t want the wedding to be covered with anchors, crabs, and seashells. (Disclaimer: I love all things nautical, but couldn’t imagine big red crabs on my wedding day!) And so we created a day full of nautical navy blue stripes and golden lanterns, to create a classic wedding vibe.

We tried to strike a balance between doing things ourselves and leaving other items to the professionals… Andrew and I ordered our Save the Dates and invites on Minted.  We hand-cut all of the menus, tied ribbons to our drink stirrers, and painstakingly assembled each guest’s escort card (complete with hand tied ribbon). We left the remainder to the professionals. The Casino San Clemente (and Pacific Ocean) served as an amazing backdrop for our cocktail hour and reception. Jay’s catering served amazing food and kept the cocktails flowing all night! Signature Party rentals did the heavy lifting for our furniture rentals. Troy and Aimee Grover were phenomenal and captured every moment our big day. Alise of Sweet Marie Designs provided the perfect floral arrangements and was so accommodating of my wish for a tulip-filled wedding. And last but not least, the band!! Project M of Elan Artists was the hit of the wedding! They got everyone on the dance floor, from our young cousins to my grandmother. They truly made the night unforgettable. We are so thankful to have worked with such an amazing team to make our awesome party a reality!

Photography : Troy Grover Photographers | Planner : Andrea Of LVL Weddings & Events | Wedding Gown: Bliss By Monique Lhullier | Stationery: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Of Fatima, San Clemente | Reception Venue: Casino, San Clemente | Bride's Shoes : Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Catering : Jay's Catering | Makeup : Beauty And The Beach | Band: Project M Of Elan Artists | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss | Transportation: RPM Limos | Floral : Sweet Marie Designs | Rentals : Signature Party Rentals | Veil/Accessory Designer : Bel Aire Bridal

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How to: DIY Floral Wine Glass Charm

Are you ready for a little DIY that will make your guests squeal with glee? Enter the pretty little floral wine glass charm from Daisy Rose Floral Design snapped up by Megan Clouse Photography. Just when you thought your glass of wine couldn’t get any better, imagine it donning a gorgeous bloom. How fancy would you feel? I’m unapologetically using this for my next little gathering, and looking at the steps below, it seems easy enough for even me.

Daisy Rose Floral Design and Hawthorn Flower Studio are teaming up to bring you a unique Sonoma wine country experience combining wine, flowers, food & fruit this Memorial Day. In preparation, they’ve prepared a quick and easy floral wine glass charm how-to, a perfect addition to your next cocktail of dinner party, bridal shower or girls’ night!

Materials

• 26 gauge floral wire, cut into 5” pieces
• Wire cutters
• Floral Tape (we used white)
• Clippers
• Flowers
• Stemmed Glass
• Wine (we chose Hamel Family Wines 2011 Isthmus)

instructions

step-1

Cut flower stems to approximately ½ inch in length

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Wire Stems – For flowers with hollow stems, like ranunculus, anemones and dahlias, push floral wire up the hollow center of the stem, through the flower, and 2 inches past the top of the flower head. Bend the exposed wire into a long, narrow hook, and gently feed back through the flower and out the base, leaving the bend in the hook nestled against the top of the flower, and the end of the hook coming back out the base, along the side of the stem.

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Flowers with thick, solid stems like roses, almonds or lisianthus may be wired by piercing perpendicularly through the stem just below the base of the flower and folding the ends of the wire down the length of the stem.

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Wrap wired stems with floral tape, starting at the top. Pull gently on the tape (to release the self-adhesive properties) as you twist the stem, covering the length of the wire.

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Gently wrap the artificial stem around the base of your wine glass, cutting off any excess with wire cutters. Cover any sharp ends with a touch of floral tape!

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Pour a glass of your favorite wine and enjoy!

Interested in celebrating summer’s upcoming harvest of local fruit and flowers? Join Melanie and Daisy for the Rose & Thorn Workshop, May 23rd at Hamel Family Wines in Sonoma. Spend Memorial Day weekend, with a half-day of fruit and floral arranging, wine tasting & lunch. We’ll be joined by Megan Clouse Photography, who will document the day.


Photography: Megan Clouse Photography | Floral Design: Daisy Rose Floral Design | Floral Design: Hawthorn Flower Studio | Wine: Hamel Family Wines 2011 Isthmus | Workshop: Rose & Thorn Workshop

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Romantic Orange County Wedding

Draped in pretty pink hues and some of the most romantic details you will ever lay your eyes upon, this gorgeous affair is just what you’d expect from the geniuses known as LVL Weddings & Events.  From the beautiful blooms crafted by Floral Occasions to the yummy treats from Eco Caters, it’s one magical moment after another captured by Sargeant Creative.  See them all right here

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Fall
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Estate

From LVL Weddings & Events… Location that was the first priority for these Orange County Natives. Erin and Brad had envisioned their wedding outside with touches of nature, but still holding true to the romance of their day. They didn’t want something too rustic or shabby chic but romantic with lush greens and tons of trees. When we showed them The Quail Estate, which is nestled in the hills of Orange County, it was the perfect location for these two.

Their color palette choice was blush and ivory tones with pops of navy in the paper goods, groom’s suits and table numbers.

Photography: Sargeant Creative | Event Planning: LVL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Floral Occasions | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Cake: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Invitations: Wide Eyes Paper Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ivy And Aster | Catering: Eco Caters | Hair And Makeup: Vanity Belle | Band: The Night Shift | Groom's Attire: Evolution Of Style | Transportation: Best Chauffeured | Wedding Venue: The Quail Estate | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

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Gold Glitter + Blush Calabasas Wedding

A soiree sprinkled with sweet personal touches is a wedding after my own heart. A day like this one, planned and designed by A Savvy Event with dazzling details from start to finish and a darling duo at the center of it all—the Bride donning a glittery gold dress from BHLDN and the Groom in a rather dashing cowboy hat. onelove photography and Lovespun Films captured it all in the gallery and film below!

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Summer
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Ranch
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Romantic

From A Savvy EventAudrey and Matt knew from the moment they were engaged that they wanted a wedding with personalized details, some true Southern charm and—what else? Fun and festive confetti. They were married July 26th at the Ahmanson Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains of Calabasas, and, since most of their guests were from out of town, the couple was particularly excited about treating their closest family and friends to an historical venue, completely unique to Los Angeles (scenes from Gone with the Wind were filmed at the ranch).

One of our favorite parts of working with Audrey and Matt was that, while being laid back and tons of fun, they knew exactly what they wanted and didn’t look for confirmation or reassurance from others. The moment Audrey tried on her extra dreamy champagne-hued, gold-sequin-splashed gown she knew it was for her, and she made the decision to only show it to her mom and Matt’s mom prior to the wedding. The dress set the scene for the rest of the day–with gold and brass details peppered throughout a sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic blush and ivory palette.

Audrey’s cousin, Kristen Ley of Thimblepress, was also a ton of fun to work with. Her eco-friendly confetti push pops were an absolute must (in the perfect pink) and complimented Audrey’s sequined gown to a T. We also worked with Thimblepress to create unique triangular menus that felt just as modern as they did timeless, a custom monogram to use throughout the event and koozies as cool as they were cute, among a number of other custom items.

Being from Texas, we love how Audrey incorporated some serious Southern charm throughout the day, including quotes from her and Matt’s favorite country songs, chicken and waffle appetizers (Y.U.M.), a romantic first dance to George Strait’s I Cross My Heart and the groom’s classic white cowboy hat.

The only thing (almost) as divine as Audrey’s dress were the flowers: hydrangeas and garden roses in blush, ivory and white sat alongside (our favorite) Cafe Au Lait Dahlias. Pops of fern in a saturated green were incorporated throughout the arrangements to add some bright life to the subdued romantic palette. We brought in a tufted ivory loveseat and a vintage-inspired white couch to create an intimate seating area that guests were drawn to.

Audrey and Matt were such a fun and lively couple to work with. They had custom “Best Dancer” trophies designed and said one of their favorite parts of the entire day (besides the intimate and surreal first-look moment) was watching their guests compete (hard) for the title. They also had a killer surprise at the end of the night–an 80’s cover band that paid tribute to some of their favorite music of the decade in which both of them were born. Overall, it was such a joy to work with a couple with such lively vision and magnetic charm.

Photography: onelove photography | Videography: Lovespun Films | Event Design: A Savvy Event/Kelly McLeskey | Event Planning: A Savvy Event/Kelly McLeskey | Floral Design: Twigss Floral Design | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Fantasy Frostings | Wedding Stationery: Thimblepress | Jewelry: Sweet & Spark | Jewelry: Trumpet & Horn | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lula Kate | Catering: Daniel Molnar | Hair: Drybar | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting | DJ: Dave Dolphin | Band: Wayward Sons | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Wedding Venue: Ahmanson Ranch House | Bridal & Bridesmaids Robes: Love Ophelia | Cake Topper: Star House | Dance Trophies: Crown Awards | Escort Cards: Klepac & Co | Get Away Car: Classy Chassis Rentals | Ice Cream Sandwiches: A Nouveau | Linens: LaTavola Linens | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Westlake Village Inn | Rentals: Town And Country | Veil: BHLDN

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Indian Fusion Wedding in Hollister

With the help of event planners, Going Lovely, this sweet San Francisco-based couple blended their grounded Midwestern roots with the beautiful Bride’s Indian heritage to create a colorful, Indian-California fusion affair that was one for the books! Perfectly captured by Onelove Photography, this bright and festive fete is sure to inspire, so click through the gallery here for more!

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Fall
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Winery
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Rustic
From Onelove PhotographyDeepti and Brandon are both from the Midwest and were living in the San Francisco Bay Area when they got engaged. From the moment they started planning their wedding, they wanted to make sure it was representative of their life in California while also staying true to their down to earth Midwestern ‘roots’. After several venue visits, we discovered Pietra Santa Winery in Hollister and decided it was the perfect venue for the fun loving couple and included everything that they were looking for. The large property was complete with a charming house and an outdoor lawn perfect for a backyard style ceremony and cocktail hour. The sprawling vineyards were the idyllic back-drop for a stroll from the ceremony to the reception, which took place in front of the property’s beautiful Spanish style barrel room, which later housed dancing, desserts, and photo-booth fun. As for the décor, the color palette was inspired by Deepti’s Indian culture and included a mix of vibrant saffron orange and emerald green. The bridesmaids wore an array of orange and coral floor length After Six dresses which were the perfect compliment to Deepti’s gorgeous Vera Wang gown. We carried the colors throughout the décor with orange and cream chiffon fabric swagged on the rustic ceremony alter, saffron orange linens and vibrant florals by the oh so talented Farmgirl Flowers. Guests were greeted with red hyacinth sparkling water and mango pineapple lassis and also received a woven fan to keep them cool during the ceremony . Cocktails took place on the lawn where Pietra Santa wine and other refreshments were served along with California style appetizers. In lieu of a traditional guest book, guests signed a wooden California shaped sign, a piece of art that the couple could later keep in their home. Following cocktail hour, guests walked along the sprawling vineyards to the reception which took place under a canopy of string lights outside the gorgeous Spanish style barrel room. Guests found their seats from colorful escort cards hanging along a eucalyptus adorned wine barrel rack. In addition to the gorgeous Farmgirl Flower centerpieces, the tables included a mix and match of eclectic table numbers and customized menus at each setting – highlighting the mix of Indian and classic Californian farm to table cuisine. Following the reception, guests made their way inside where they danced the night away and got silly in the custom photo booth provided by Going Lovely. Oh and that dessert spread from Lulina’s Cakes – it did not disappoint. There were options for everyone – Apple lattice pie, mini cheesecake bites and mini tiramisu bites. After all was said and done, the guests made their way back and the newlyweds were able to stay onsite at the charming house right outside of the lawn where they said ‘I do’. It was a perfect day for the sweetest of couples.

Photography: onelove photography | Event Design: Going Lovely | Coordination: Going Lovely | Floral Design: Farmgirl Flowers | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | Cake: Lulina's Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Pietra Santa Winery | Reception Venue: Pietra Santa Winery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: After Six | Catering: Stacy Scott Catering | Hair & Makeup: Blush Hair & Makeup Design | Lighting: AM Party Rentals | DJ: Boutique DJs | Paper Goods: Minted | Rentals: AM Party Rentals

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