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Glamorous + Romantic Wedding Inspiration at The Villa Sevillano

Friend to friend, I feel I can let you in on a little secret… I struggle on Tuesdays. Week after week without fail, I suffer from the terrible Tuesday blues but today is special; I’ve come upon the ultimate solution and it goes by the name Sally Pinera. One glance at this glam shoot and I guarantee you’ll agree; she’s absolute magic behind the lens. Crafted by Poppy Design Co., these pics have put a permanent smile on my face and for that, I’m forever grateful. Make your Tuesday shine so much brighter right this way!

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From Sally Pinera… For this gorgeous, luxe and sultry shoot we chose The Villa Sevillano in Santa Barbara as our backdrop. The Villa featured gorgeous architecture and gardens filled with lush greens. Poppy Design Co. designed the tablescape with beautiful dark plums, muddy purples, concords, greens, and creams to create drama. Elegant pieces from The Ark was used to lavish our tabletop. Our model, Breann wore the amazing Galia Lahav gown for the ultimate elegance. This would surely be an amazing inspiration for the bold and daring bride!

Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: Poppy Design Co. | Floral Design: Poppy Design Co. | Wedding Gown: Galia Lahav | Ring: Trumpet And Horn | Calligraphy: Post Calligraphy | Venue: Villa Sevillano | Female Model: Breann Schram | Linens: Restoration Hardware | Makeup & Hair: Meagan Brown | Male Model: Denis Koltsov | Tabletop Rentals: Flowerwild

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Stylish San Clemente Wedding at the Historic Casino Estate

Beautiful details placed with purpose always makes my heart sing, so this San Clemente stunner at The Casino Estate truly makes me happy. With A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production  at the design helm and beautiful florals from Petals And Pop, I couldn’t love these images from Per Pixel Photo more if I tried. See them all here. 

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Spring
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Rustic

From Per Pixel Photo...Hello hello! I hope you’re having a great day and can’t wait to share this beautiful wedding with you! Tina and Levi tied the knot at the historic Casino Estate located in San Clemente, CA. SO many beautiful details sprinkled all throughout the venue and they totally transformed the reception room into a lovely, candle-lit, romantic ball room.

So many great moments but the coolest moment was when the couple decided to honor Levi’s grandparents. The grandparents did not have a “first dance” at their wedding so they opened the dance floor for them to enjoy a dance while everyone was cheering them on.

Photography: Per Pixel Photo | Event Planning: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production | Floral Design: Petals And Pop | Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Couture | Ceremony Venue: The Casino Estate | Wedding Shoes: Alice + Olivia | Catering: Jays Catering | DJ: DJZ | Groom's Attire: Topman | Grooms Shoes: Cole Haan | Hair And Make-up: Beauty By Angelina | Morning Robes: Forever 21 | Table Rentals : Signature Party Rentals

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Rustic Bohemian Romance at Saddlerock Ranch Winery

Lady Liberty Events describes this sweet duo’s love as “fun, hilarious, exciting and best friend forever kind of love.” And their wedding? Well, it’s a perfect extension of that energetic love that they share. From moments like this that will make you grin to giant balloons to adorable kisses with pup in tow, there’s so much to love about this day captured by Braedon Photography. See it all here!

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Rustic

From Liberty Woodman of Lady Liberty EventsCandace and Mike, These two…. The love they have for each is other is that fun, hilarious, exciting and best friend forever kind of love. They weren’t frou frou fancy, traditional by any means, and frowned at the thought of anything that was cookie cutter. Simply put, they wanted a day that reflected both of their personalities that would be laid back with the perfect touch of elegance and would result in a kick-ass celebration that their friends and family would never forget.

We came to an overall event vibe that we called “rustic bohemian romance”… that ultimately would end up as a rave! With our style in place it was time to start nailing the details.

Ready for the ceremony to commence, guests were seated facing the weeping pepper tree where the existing twig canopy was accented with flowing fabric, romantic greenery, and a petite chandelier in the center. While the wedding party was just about done lining up and we were ready to cue the music, I noticed that the groom was sitting in the audience chumming it up with his friends! With a quick tap on the shoulder and a good laugh, Mike made his way up to prepare himself for what he will always remember as the most special part of their big day.

Since the ceremony lawn was vast, we used antique cottage doors flanked with bushes of wild lavender and garden roses to create a reveal. The front of the doors were accented with their initials, M & C, made with fresh antique hydrangea blooms. This provided a romantic entrance for the wedding party and bride, which also allowed us to shave more than 100ft from the aisle!

The ceremony was officiated by one the grooms childhood friends and was by far one of the most touching, personal, and funny ceremonies that I have had the privilege to witness. The bride and groom tied together the strings of two huge peach balloons (representing unity) and released them to signify the unknown adventures that they would embark on together.

During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on specialty cocktails such as spiked lavender lemonade, nibbled on tasty miniatures of Mike & Candace’s favorite guilty pleasures, and helped themselves to bottled beer casually chilling in vintage wooden tubs. The guest book area consisted of small note papers for quests to write letters to the bride and groom that they would read on their 6 month, 1 year, and/or 5 year anniversary. This table also displayed Glassy sunglasses that the groom had custom made which donned their wedding monogram. A large, old school, white boom box, was displayed for guests to “tag“. A hand painted wooden sign that read Mutual weirdness forever, sat under one of the venues gorgeous oak trees, where a trio of large hoops were hung flaunting the guests escort cards.

Candace loves dream catchers so we wanted to incorporate these in a way that would still create a timeless look without being something that would go out of style or feel dated when they looked back on their day. We hand made a plethora of multi sized dream catchers using vintage lace for the centers with hues of grey, purple, gold, and ivory incorporated into the ribbons, lace and feathers. Utilizing some super cool yarn that we found, which had hints of metallic gold and dark purple threads, these babies were going to have to be placed somewhere special to make a statement. We decided that an installation that hung only over the head table would create a unique and stunning way to highlight the bride and grooms table. With bistro lights strewn over the dinner area, accented with hanging crystal votives, the dream catchers added the ultimate boho touch to the romantic rustic dinner setting.

The dinner tables were a combination of raw and reclaimed wood square and kings tables all topped with a smoky purple runner. The bride and groom weren’t fond of having all round tables, so we integrated a just a few of them to offset the unique layout and to bring in a touch more of the purple color which was one of the grooms favorite hues. A grey linen napkin tied with a raw silk eggplant ribbon showcasing each guests’ name, and accented with fresh rosemary sprigs, were placed at each setting. Folded over brown paper bags replaced your standard breadbaskets, and purple tinted glassware added the finishing touch to the setting, keeping it simple yet charming. Gorgeous arrangements of horticulture styled blooms in hues of purple, peach, pops of raspberry, and forest style foliage created an overall lush yet naturalistic flair to each table. Silver mercury candles added a lovely glisten that helped us to create the overall rustic and romantic atmosphere that the bride and groom were wanting to exude.

After dinner, guests made their way to the dance floor, which was set within 4 lush oak trees all dripping in fairly lights. A collection of crystal chandeliers, were dispersed overhead creating a romantic and stunning glow to the entire space. As Mike and Candace stepped onto the dance floor to begin their first dance, guests circled around watching as they danced together for the first time as husband and wife. To everyone’s surprise the music stopped abruptly, and the bride and groom separated from one another only to catch the LED hula hoops that were thrown their way. The music resumed, however it was a techno tune that was worthy of the most epic and hilarious hula hoop battle between a bride and groom. Guests anxiously rushed the dance floor where everyone received large glow batons that quickly changed the romantic evening into a stellar party that one will never forget!

Surrounding the dance floor were multiple lounge vignettes with assorted vintage pieces providing unique seating areas for guests to relax their feet. As the evening was sadly coming to a close, and guests had sipped on plenty of specialty cocktails, a handsome gold bar cart strolled around the reception refueling guests with truffle popcorn displayed in petite brown bags stamped with the couples monogram, along with fresh mini donuts.

At one point, my team and I literally stepped back so that we could see the entire event in full throttle… and the view from which we were standing was exquisite. The hundreds of hanging fairly lights, the glisten from all of the chandeliers, the reflection from the bistro lights, and the blinking led lights moving around the dance floor was one of my favorite moments that I know can never be replicated. This bride and groom, who I am fortunate enough to call my friends, know what a celebration should consist of.

Photography: Braedon Photography | Cinematographer: Brinton Film Making Co. | Florist: Moon Canyon Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Catering: Contemporary Catering | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake & Desserts : Sweet And Saucy Shop | Ceremony & Reception Music: Grant Shapiro | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Event Rentals: Town And Country Event Rentals | Event Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Groom & Groomsmen Shoes: Custom Lakai | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Printed Goods/Stationary : Prim And Pixie | Wedding Design/Coordination: Lady Liberty Events | Wedding Invitation : Minted

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Romantic Peach + White Spring Wedding

To simply call this one OMG-worthy union would be a vast understatement. Because when it comes to capturing the ultimate summer palette, The Edges Wedding Photography has delivered the purest peachy hued celebration. A romantic evening overlooking acres of verdant vineyards, it’s easy to get lost in the exquisite details right over here!

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Spring
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Estate
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Rustic

From the Bride…Matt and I are both from Houston, so it would have made sense that we would get married there, especially since his parents and my dad and stepmom still live there. We chose however to get married in Northern California because that’s where our relationship grew into marriage. Since moving to San Francisco almost three years ago, we’ve spent much of our time in either the mountains (skiing, hiking, camping) or exploring wine country. This part of wine country–the Russian River Valley–is one of our favorites, and we wanted our friends and family to experience a place that meant so much to us.

As we searched for a venue, we were looking for something elegant, yet casual, to represent the two of us. We truly believe that we found the perfect venue with Vine Hill House. With help from Dan and Rosemary and Rachel from Rosemary Events, we went about selecting decor such as the farmhouse tables and chairs and vendors like the classical guitarist who performed during our ceremony that further reflected the elegant and casual atmosphere we wanted.

The weather the day of the wedding turned out to be perfect, but that was only a small part of what made our day special. With all of our family and friends present, we exchanged vows in a beautiful setting overlooking the vineyards. Our close friend Jonathan did an incredible job officiating a ceremony that was the perfect balance of heartfelt and humorous.

Between Dan–who was ever helpful in making sure everything went off without a hitch–and Rosemary–whose eye on detail made our wedding so beautiful–we were in amazing hands. The beautiful pictures from Matt and Alison capture the details and the moments–my favorite is our three year old nephew running down the aisle!–perfectly. We couldn’t imagine a more perfect day.

Photography: The Edges Wedding Photography | Floral Design: Loop Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Patisserie Angelica | Stationary: Jenna Rainey Of Monvoir Calligraphy | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Grapevine Catering | Band: Notorious | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss | Bridesmaids' Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Ceremony & Reception: Vine Hill House | Guitarist - Jon: Ever Music Group | Hair & Make-up: The Beauty Team | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens | Planning & Design: Rachel With Rosemary Events | Table & Chair Rentals: Encore Event Rentals

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#BridalBeautyBreakdown: Naturally Gorgeous

All good things must come to an end: today we have Alyssa Danielle’s final beauty look featured in this stunning Wiens Family Cellars photo shoot from Plum & Oak Photo and Kelsey Rae Designs. But here’s the good news: we also have all the tricks and products you’ll need to recreate it! Rock this subtle smokey eye and soft berry lip on your wedding day or at your rehearsal dinner—either way, you’re sure to wow.

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Skin

Begin by moisturizing your face with a moisturizer such as Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre. For dry skin, try adding a few drops of Argan oil into the moisturizer. For oily skin use a mattifying primer such as Kryolan Perfect Matte Primer. Also try Smashbox’s Iconic Photo Finish Primer for normal to dry skin.

Eyes

Begin by applying MAC Prolongwear Paint Pot in Perky to the eyelids and add MAC Arena on top. Using a blending blush, add a variety of light brown shadows into the crease of the eye. We added MAC Shroom onto the brow bone. Be sure to blend your shadow so no lines can be seen. Apply a gel liner of your choice. Try using MAC 263 angled brush to get a nice clean line. Curl lashes and then apply false lashes and mascara.

Concealer & Foundation

To make the eyes pop in this natural look, apply concealer to blemishes and dark circles. Next, try using Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply foundation of your choice. Use a damp beauty blender to blend foundation and achieve an airbrushed look.

Brows

Run a spooly comb through your brows. Next, use an angled brush to fill in brows with a brow powder and comb through brows again with a spooly to help blend in the powder.

Cheeks

Apply a pale pink blush to the apples of your cheeks. Next, add bronzer to the areas of the face where light naturally hits such as the top of your cheeks, jawline, and forehead. Be sure to use a light hand when applying bronzer as a little can go a long way.

Lips

Start with a lip primer to assure lipstick will stay all day. To get this bold lip, we used Urban Decay 24/7 lipliner in Turn On and MAC Plumful lipstick.

Finishing Touch

Apply a translucent setting powder such as Purely Cosmetics Diamond Diamond Perfect Finish Powder to your t-zone area. Set makeup with a setting spray such as Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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Makeup Tips: Alyssa Danielle | Photography: Plum & Oak Photo | Event Styling: Kelsey Rae Designs | Venue: Wiens Family Cellars

Rustic Chic Late Summer Napa Valley Wedding

A late summer wedding in Napa Valley, planned and designed to perfection by Jacin Fitzgerald Events with La Tavola’s lovely linens and Julie Song Ink’s delicate designs (these pomegranate place cards!)…. it really doesn’t get much better than this m’dears. Josh Gruetzmacher captured every shining second of this celebration, where the only competition to all this beauty was the Bride’s beaming smile. Tri Luu filmed all the action, and without further ado, see why I can’t stop babbling right this way!

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From the Bride… Marc and I met in 2007 when we were in our last year at The University of Southern California; we sat next to each other in class and immediately became friendly. After a few months of which our friends jokingly called our “courting period,” we finally started dating and have now been together for eight years.

After moving to NY together, Marc popped the question one drizzly summer afternoon in Central Park. I was completely surprised and being so wrapped up in the moment I am not sure I even said yes.

We planned to get married in Napa, CA the following summer. Jacin, our amazing wedding planner, helped us to find the perfect locale, a private estate in the heart of Napa wine country. The gorgeous private estate bordered a winery and featured all of the rustic chic details we were looking for. The fruiting pomegranate trees on the property inspired much of the design of the wedding, and the rich changing colors of early fall became the perfect palette for our dream day.

The wedding itself fell on Labor Day weekend, a shocking twist of events occurred just a few days before when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Napa Valley. In less than a week our families and wedding planner seemed to pull off the impossible and relocate all of our guests to undamaged hotels and find a new rehearsal dinner venue in a matter of days.

On the day of, you would have never known all the chaos that had occurred in Napa. Our venue featured the most picturesque scenery and overlooked the neighboring winery. The day was full of so much love and silliness which was exactly what we wanted. All of the perfect details from the flowers to the toss bar, and finally the hand lettered pomegranate place cards, made our event so uniquely us and we could not have asked for more.

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Videography: Tri Luu | Floral Design: Jacin Fitzgerald Events | Cake: Grand Bakery | Catering: Milk & Honey | Rabbi: Michael Gotlieb | Wedding Venue: Private Estate | Bridal Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup | Ceremony Sound: Avista Audio Visual Rentals | Dessert-Buffet: Eva Sweets | Event Planning & Design: Jacin Fitzgerald Events | Flipbook: A Little Scene | Linens: La Tavola | Mother Of The Bride Hair & Makeup: Betten Chaston | Musicians: Entire Productions | Paper Goods Design: Julie Song Ink | Tables, Chairs + Place Setting Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events | Valet: Signature Parking

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