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Romantic DIY Vineyard Wedding

If you’re looking for a recipe for complete gorgeousness, look no further than this stunner from Marisa Holmes. It’s one part classic, one part romantic, stirred up with a bit of sweet DIY and sprinkled with the loveliest monogram detailing. The result is a blush and gray concoction that will have you coming back for more. And with this gallery, there’s plenty of pretty to go around!

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From Marisa Holmes Photography… I’m excited to share this DIY wedding from an amazing bride! She wanted a Classic and Romantic wedding with a little Southern Charm thrown in. She definitely accomplished that with the soft white, blush and grey color palette and personalized monogramming from her veil down to her table runners! See below for the brides point of view on her inspiration… I must say I am smitten with all the monogramming and letters!

From the beautiful Bride…Travis and I started dating in High School and after 12 years we decided it was finally time to take the next step and become Mr. and Mrs. Tyson. With us being the last of our friends to get married, everyone was very excited for us and to celebrate our big day. Travis and I are very close with our families and wanted an intimate and personal wedding as much as we could with as many close friends that we have. My parents always wanted to give me a dream wedding, and it was just that.

We wanted a soft and romantic feel to the wedding and the Ponte Family Estates Winery provided the perfect atmosphere for it with soft color tones, beautiful white garden roses lining the vineyard and gorgeous crystal chandeliers in the vineyard pavilion that held our reception. Travis and I live only a few cities away from Temecula but when we go out to the vineyards we always feel like we are miles away from home. We wanted our guests to feel the same way. Many of our friends and family stayed at the vineyard the entire weekend making it a mini vacation of their own surrounding us with love and laughter the entire weekend.

Travis’s Uncle conducted the ceremony that Travis and I both wrote, and he included his personal touches which included a part where each of our parents and grandparents provided us with well wishes for our future together. My mom is the most creative woman I know and the personal touches throughout the wedding were all created by my mom from the monogramming, to the signs, the thank you menus, to the favor cards. She took my vision and brought it to life.

For our first dance we had a pianist place a baby grand piano and create a special rendition of Can’t Help Falling in Love With You just for us. For the rest of the night, every guest was on the dance floor dancing their hearts out. We used our playful sense of humors and provided our guests with clappers and streamer poppers to use as we left the reception to continue the celebration with our guests at Ponte Inn. It was truly the personal touches and the love from our friends and family that we will remember our day by.

Mom monogrammed the robes, table runners & veil.

Photography: Marisa Holmes | Floral Design: Ninfa's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta | Cake: Cakes To Celebrate | Brides Shoes: Tory Burch | Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: Ponte Family Estate & Winery | Hair & Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy | Grooms Attire: Vera Wang | Brides Jewelry: Kate Spade | Brides Monogrammed Robe: Love Ophelia | Brides Reception Dress: Love - Swing Dress | Brides Veil & Belt: Blossom Veils & Accessories | Bridesmaids Monogrammed Robes: Gap | Estate & Winery: Ponte Family Estate & Winery | Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang | Groomsmen Gifts: Rayban Sunglasses | Hair Piece: BHLDN | Live Music: Brian Stodart | Monogrammed Bags: Etsy - Monograms Inc. | Photobooth: Mobile Photo Booth

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Glamorous Affair at the London West Hollywood

This is quite possibly my dream wedding. A healthy dose of glamour, a rooftop wedding at The London West Hollywood Hotel and, the best part, cupcakes before dinner. My inner 5 year old is squealing with delight. And with the help of some well versed vendors like Christine Farah Photography and Flower Allie, this white and gold glam fest was turned into one heck of a gorgeous party

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From The Bride… Having a venue such as The London West Hollywood helped keep the focus chic and classic with a clean edge. Using white floral arrangements, white chiavari chairs, off white bridesmaid dresses, and a touch of gold accents in the table runners/linens, dessert bar, and confetti toss added the most important details: Sparkle, Shine, and Fun!!

Throughout the entire planning process, we knew the color palette would be white with a touch of gold. I envisioned my bouquet to be a huge ball of white peonies and the tables to be filled with white hydrangeas and white orchids to create a fresh and clean feel. Since our reception was on the rooftop, we wanted to find just the right candleholders that would illuminate the tables and create a warm glow so our guests would feel warm and cozy as the sun began to set. We mixed and matched a variety of candle holders, plant pots, and lanterns to fill the table tops and we loved the look of the varying sizes as the light from the candles were shining through the lace pattern on the tables.

“Sparkle, shine, and fun” would be the exact words to describe our wedding. One way to create the “sparkle” was renting gold sequins tablecloths and sparkly gold/white chevron table runners. Having an outdoor wedding and reception, made the tables sparkle and shine brightly! Bringing in a little bit of my Japanese culture, my mother and aunts folded one-thousand silver paper cranes and strung them on wishing trees so our guests would be able to write well wishes for us. The one thousand paper cranes were folded for good luck, health, and prosperity. These definitely added a great shine as soon as our guests arrived. Bring on the fun…the one thing we absolutely loved and was truly a memorable moment was when our guests showered us with love as we walked down the aisle as husband and wife. It was literally a “shower” of love with the confetti softly floating in the sky and landing gently around us. It was one of those moments that we looked at each other, and had to take it all in because it was such an overwhelming feeling of love.

“Eating dessert first” with edible escort cards gave our guest a taste of the amazing food that would be catered by Gordon Ramsey and a luscious dessert bar that overflowed with LOVE. Having “I DO” imprinted gold hearts on the cupcakes and “C” and “P” initial cookies help to personalize our dessert table to display our favorite desserts. At night, the dessert table looked completely different! The table was shining and glowing with candles which created a romantic atmosphere as we cut our cake.

The dress. My vision for my wedding dress was inspired by my mother’s wedding dress over 40 years ago. She had a flowing lace veil that draped down her back and it created the most beautiful silhouette of her. I knew the style of my dress was going to be a ball gown- but with a modern twist to match our venue. Immediately walking into the boutique, this dress caught my eye. The voluminous layers, upon layers, upon layers of organza was breathtaking…this was THE dress!

As the night came to an end, it was simply the most perfect celebration of our love…CHEERS!

Photography: Christine Farah Photography | Coordinator: CCL Weddings | Flowers: Flower Allie | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG Max Azria | Dessert: Sugarfix Desserts | Dessert Stands: Minted And Vintage | Geronimo Balloons: Geronimo Balloons | Hotel: The London West Hollywood Hotel | Linens: La Tavola

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Surprise Coastal Wedding

It’s funny… after all of these years working for SMP, I still find myself completely speechless.  I mean, I literally thought I had seen it all, but along comes a day like this breathtaking gem from My Bride Story and blows me completely out of the water.  Because this isn’t just any wedding.  It’s an epic love story meets a SURPRISE marriage celebration (even to the bride!) meets some of the most amazing images from Andy Seo Studio that you will ever see.  Get lost in all of the magic in the full gallery.

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From My Bride Story… This may be, by far, the most heartwarming and intimate wedding I have ever planned in my entire career. This couple had been living together for the past 20 years. However, they never had the opportunity to wed due to difficult circumstances. The husband is now a CEO of a highly successful junior clothing line called Molly and Dolly, named after their two beautiful daughters. This family currently resides in Hong Kong, but the father decided to surprise the family with a trip to the United States AND a wedding ceremony for his wife!

I was given the privilege of planning the wedding in just six days!! From picking out venues, dresses, and shoes to putting together a romantic, organic garden tablescape, the entire planning process was definitely a treat for me. They had an intimate ceremony at Wayfayers Chapel with just the family of four and two other witnesses. Then, we headed off to a romantic candlelit dinner reception with a total of twelve guests, including the family. We chose the Mar’sel restaurant at the Terranea Resort and it was a perfect reception location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Mar’sel is a fine dining that is known for their locally-sourced ingredients (citrus and herbs from the resort’s grounds), so we added the maidenhair, champagne grapes, and laser cut names to tie in with our organic, garden place setting. Lavender, raspberry, blush pink, ivory and gold color palette were picked out to highlight the bride’s evening gown.

This wedding was nothing short of an amazing surprise wedding I have ever witnessed. They walked down the aisle with their daughters, promising 20 more years (and counting!) of life together. I was so blessed to have witnessed their heartfelt gratitude, love and respect for each other.

Photography: Andy Seo Studio | Floral Design: Heavenly Blooms | Wedding Dress: Wilshire Wedding Center | Ceremony Venue: Wayfarers Chapel | Reception Venue: Mar'sel Restaurant, Terranea Resort | Catering: Mar'sel Restaurant | Event Design & Planning: My Bride Story | Hair & Make Up : Hair Day | Music: Mike Isberto

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