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Retro Pastel Wedding Inspiration

This piece of pretty has pastel perfection written all over it. Cotton candy? Check! Confetti filled balloons? Check! Funfetti sprinkle cake? Check! Blush coupe champagne tower? Check! From soft pastel Noonan’s Wine Country Designs blooms, to big blue skies, to the pool-side lounging a la Bon Puf, every sweet detail coordinated by Lovelyfest Event Design was seamlessly captured by Kelsea Holderhere

From Lovelyfest Event Design… This wedding shoot was inspired by the whimsy of summer- soft pastels, big blue skies, and pool-side lounging. We wanted this shoot to have a cotton-candy pastel look, and to incorporate a romantic retro feel. Taking inspiration from photographers like Gray Malin, we created a soft pastel palette with water being the central focus of a lot of this shoot! From the bright blue pool water behind the sweets table, to the dining table on the dock of a beautiful lush pond, topped with adorable natural lily pads. We incorporated hints of a retro feel within the bride’s soft curls and simple makeup, and in the dining tables with bright gold stars on lucite looking ghost chairs. We just knew we had to get the adorable Bon Puf to bring in the cotton-candy aspect of our shoot, and her cheery face did not disappoint! Her large poofs of cotton candy matched perfectly with the color scheme and added that bit of fluff that we wanted! Not to mention it is a super cute idea to have her little cotton candy cart at your wedding! We took this cotton candy feel and also incorporated it into the linens, using the most ruffled, full, and gorgeous linens we could find! Atop the dining table, Borrowed Blu provided the perfect antique place settings and gold flatware, adorned with vintage lucite place cards and lovely florals by Noonan’s Designs. We accented this glittery table with pastel confetti and tall gold candelabras with bubblegum pink taper candlesticks. All contributing to the adorably retro and fun feel of our shoot!

We hope this shoot inspires brides and grooms alike that the retro whimsical feel of summer can be recreated at any time of the year and is such a fun way to relive the best season of the year!!

Photography: Kelsea Holder | Event Design: Lovelyfest Event Design | Floral Design: Noonan's Wine Country Designs | Wedding Gown: Ivy And Aster | Cake: Paper Cake Events | Makeup: Alex Evans | Hair: Becky Wolfe | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Cotton Candy: Bon Puf | Linens: La Tavola | Model: Shawnee Badger | Reception Dress: Lovely Bride | Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Venue: Private Estate

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Rustic Meets Romantic Vineyard Wedding

When it comes to weddings that completely wow, this wedding has IT.  Think seriously stunning details from the talents at Kristeen LaBrot Events (they’re brilliant) meets a super cute duo (Taylor Swift first date, anyone?) meets a breathtaking rustic setting.  Add in some yummy cuisine from Contemporary Catering and it’s soooo worthy of your entire Friday.  See it captured by William Innes right here.


From the Bride… Kyle and I were neighbors our sophomore year of college at Loyola Marymount University. But we really didn’t know each other at all until one night we were hanging out in my apartment with our friends, and I saw that there was a Taylor Swift concert the following night. I was such a big fan, and yelled out asking if anyone wanted to go. Kyle raised his hand enthusiastically, but no one else did. I was nervous because I didn’t know Kyle at all, and thought more people would be on board. We ended up drunkenly buying the tickets that night, and going to the concert the next night, both nervous and unsure of each other. On the car ride to the Staples Center, we were talking nonstop and missed the beginning of the concert because we were so unaware of the time as we talked. From then on, we were really good friends, and over the next six months, started falling in love.

Right when we drove onto the Triunfo Creek Vineyards property, we knew we had found our venue. Kyle is from Washington state, and I am from Minnesota, so we were very clear that we wanted our wedding to look and feel like where we both grew up, and Triunfo just felt like home. We loved the farm house, as the inside reminded us a lot of the cabins we grew up going to, and we also loved how spacious the lawn was, which is an unusual find in the Los Angeles area.

The inspiration behind our style was summers in Minnesota and Seattle – a time where you are outside with your family and friends, enjoying fresh homemade food and drinks, playing outside, but most of all, feeling relaxed and at home. Kyle and I love the outdoors, and nature, so we wanted the vibe and style to feel rustic, and also simple yet elegant. We also wanted people to feel at home, and be able to less loose, but feel laid back at the same time. Having the yard games – like a bean bag toss and beer pong – helped to bring that vibe, as did the soft colors of blush and champagne mixed in through the wedding day.

I loved that on each of the bean toss boards, we had the state lines of Minnesota and Washington screen printed on. I also carried my Grandma’s small white bible, that both she and my aunt carried down the aisle on their wedding day. It was very special to have that in my hands as I walked down the aisle to Kyle – it helped me to feel grounded and supported by my family.

A woman that I very much look up to, told me that at least once during the worldwind of the day, stop, be quiet, and take a moment to take in every detail. I did this right after dinner as we were about to begin greeting tables, and I will never forget it. I stood holding Kyle’s hand, surveyed the crowd under the twinkling lights, right as the sun was going down, and the sky was this gorgeous indescribable blue, and I saw family friends who had flown in from China, my whole family and friends from Minnesota, all of Kyle’s high school friends from Seattle, my sorority sisters and his fraternity brothers – every person in the world who we love were all there for us, and also having so much fun, and it was just an amazing and overwhelming feeling of being loved and filled with happiness.

I have a few favorite wedding pictures, but one of them is a shot from the back of Kyle and I sitting with my maid of honor and his best man – they were fist bumping and we were holding hands. I also love the picture of Kyle kissing my forehead, where we are framed by the tree branch overhead. I think the lighting looks magical in that one. Another favorite was of the whole wedding party candidly walking toward the camera.

Don’t stress, it will all come together just right! Also, get a wedding planner if you don’t want to cry.

Photography: William Innes Photography | Event Design: Kristeen LaBrot Events | Wedding Planner: Kristeen LaBrot Events | Floral Design: Fujiko's Flowers | Cake: Fantasy Frostings | Invitations: Paper Source | Catering: Contemporary Catering | Hair & Makeup: Design Visage | DJ: Luke From Premiere Events | All Other Graphic Design: Kristeen LaBrot Events | Church: St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church | Groom And Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang Black For Men's Warehouse | Lawn Games: Heartwood & Co. | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Trolley: Hop Aboard Trolley | Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards

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Love Tour Bridal Bash + A Discount + A Giveaway!

I may be a married mom of one, but when the Love Tour Bridal Bash comes to town, I stop and take some serious notice (and attend with bells on).  Because this, my friends, isn’t just any bridal showcase… it’s a fabulous combo of uber-talented vendors, yummy treats and crazy gorgeous inspiration around every corner.  In other words?  It’s one event you can’t afford to miss.

Set against the beautiful backdrop also known as Sonoma, the Love Tour Bridal Bash takes all of the romance that is wine country and pairs it up with amazing food from Ramekins Culinary Institute, fabulous music, crazy cool prizes (think a $500 discount on an LVL Planning or Coordination Package) and talented professionals that know a thing or two about throwing the perfect wedding.  Which means that drop-dead gorgeous vineyard affair you’ve been dreaming of is right at your fingertips.  And, believe you me, it’s going to be awesome.

So what are you waiting for, loves?  Grab your besties and the one you love and mark your calendar for Sunday, March 15th to attend the Love Tour Bridal Bash.  Tickets can be purchased hereand don’t forget that SMP readers can Buy 1, Get 1 Free with offer code “stylemeprettylove”.


The Prize:  The Love Tour Bridal Bash is giving away two free tickets to the event! (Value $20)   To Enter:  Tell us in the comments what vendors you are still looking to hire for your big day! To Win: The winners, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 13th. For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies!

Photography: Megan Clouse Photography | Florist: Mae Flowers | Cake: Patisserie Angelica | Stationery: Three Little Words | DJ: Boutique DJs - Josh Dukes | Beauty: Bella Bridal Napa Valley | Chalk Artist: Swoon Custom Chalk | Honeymoon Services: Frosch Travel | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | Photobooth: Giggle + Riot Funbooth | Venue And Caterer: Ramekins Culinary Institute & Inn | Wedding Planner/Host: LVL Weddings & Events


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