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Urban Watercolor Inspired Shoot

Now this is what we call a wedding inspiration! Combining ethereal watercolor hues with contrasting urban elements, Luna de Mare Photography has captured it all to share. From the Seniman Calligraphy, to the high fashion details, we’ve got it all waiting in The Vault!

From Luna de Mare PhotographyThe inspiration and concept were drawn from the watercolor Ink skirt created by the designer. We wanted to incorporate the tones and moodiness of the Gown and use it in contrast with the softness and tones of the florals in season, and build a traditional table scape in an industrial space. We then decided to use an intricate set with a floral installation as a backdrop to juxtapose against the stark loft which offered a blank canvas to play with. Creating movement and playfulness was key in order to produce a high fashion modern look, while still maintaining a soft aesthetic.

Tones were played off each other, rather than trying to keep it all cohesive. Peaches and pinks were used against hues of Indigo. The textures of concrete, marble and linen were used in combination with food and florals, and used to soften and compliment. Industrial meets High Fashion with a relatable flair.

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Photography: Luna de Mare Photography | Wedding Dress: Sweet Caroline | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Chiali Meng | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Venue: Private Loft | Agency: Osbrink Models | Creative Direction: Luna de Mare Photography | Floral Design, Creative Direction + Design: Jenn Sanchez Design | Model: Theresa Murphy | Ribbon + Runner: Silk & Willow

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Escape to the Hills of Carmel Valley with This Inspo

Pack your bags dear readers because we’re headed to California. Specifically, Carmel Valley so we can revel in the pretty that is this inspiration from Samantha Kirk Photography. From the Gavita Flora blooms, to the lovely La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, to the fabulous Bright Event Rentals, we’ve got a preview of the pretty waiting for you to pin in The Vault!

From Gavita FloraThe backdrop of our shoot is the beautiful garden of Bernardus Lodge, which is nestled in the scenic rolling hills of Carmel Valley. Inspired by the natural beauty of the rose garden, as well as the luxurious interiors of the lodge, we wanted to create a design that felt romantic, elegant, and dreamy. Velvet linens in the prettiest shades of lavender gray and lilac, lush florals in mauvey pinks and creams, and hints of gold and burgundy accents are some of the details that make this shoot simply charming.

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Photography: Samantha Kirk Photography | Wedding Dress: Willow by Watters | Cake: Freedom Bakery And Confections | Hair + Makeup: Julie Dy | Calligraphy + Invitations: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Suit: Tuxedo Wearhouse | Wedding Venue: Bernardus Lodge | Bouquet Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Bridal Salon: Epiphany Boutique | Event Design + Floral Design: Gavita Flora | Lab: Pro Photo Irvine | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Male Model: Mitchell Lujan | Model: Iryna Korolenko | Modeling Agency: HM Models | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Silk Table Runner: The Poetry of Silk

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A Chic Octopus at a Wedding? Yes You Heard That Right!

I like unique branding. Stand out from the crowd, make something really, truly your own. So it didn’t take long (we’re talking seconds) of seeing Larissa Cleveland’s pics of this Pebble Beach wedding and the ah-mazing octopus logo to fall head over heels for this celebration. From stationery to the epic dance floor, our 8-legged friend makes one stylish appearance after another. See it all in our Vault this way!

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From the Bride… Wow, we were so lucky to have the wedding of our dreams! Brad and I probably had been to over 40 weddings combined before we had the opportunity to plan our own. They were all gorgeous and special in their own way.

After we had basked in the happiness of our engagement (which lasted about 24 hours before the rapid fire of question began), Brad and I knew one thing about our wedding – it would take place at my parents’ home in Pebble Beach, California. My younger sister had the most gorgeous wedding there just a month prior to our engagement and my older sister had been married there over 15 years ago. Their weddings were perfect and both so different, each matching their beautiful personalities.

Like every bride, I began combing through magazines, websites, Pinterest… and I started to get overwhelmed. I had received advice from my wedding planner, Katie Crow, and Heath Alan Ray from Jackson Durham Events to think more about interior design spaces. After this advice, everything clicked!

My mother and I have both shared a great passion for interior design – we love colors, patterns, mix matching, bright, happy spaces that both reflect tradition and modern designs. We had a blast pulling together the fun ikats, the bright colors, the layers of pillows, the draping blankets, the contrasting water glasses and mixed up tablecloths. We were certain we did not want it to look like any other wedding.

Brad and I love entertaining at our home in Richmond, Virginia and we were so fortunate to have our family and friends at my parents’ home in Pebble Beach, California. We wanted our wedding to reflect the two of us and our life together. We picked pieces and elements that reflected entertaining at home – from the whicker placemats, the linen napkins, the easy, bright florals, the blue and white vases and plates. These are all the things we use to entertain with.

Food and wine – those were the most important especially when thinking of entertaining at home. Brad loves wine and there was lots of pressure that we would have some fun wines to serve our guests. Brad picked all our favorite wines through Kent at the Cheese Shop. They were local California wines that showcased the region. We also worked with Paradise Catering to pick out a fun at home menu. All the ingredients came from the Carmel Valley and needless to say, it was delicious.

Through the weekend we carried the theme of an octopus, which culminated with the octopus on the dance floor. In college I was an studio art major and did a whole series on octopus and currently in our home we have a large octopus triptych – Lord Bodner to be specific. This was just another way we were able to tie our home into the weekend.

Our wedding was perfect. It represented our home, our family, and our love of food and wine. Thank you to all the wonderful vendors who helped make it possible!

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Photography: Larissa Cleveland Photography | Coordination: Katie McCann Crow | Floral Design: Jackson | Durham | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Cake: Layers Sensational Cakes | Invitations: Ellis Hill | Ceremony Venue: Church in the Forest | Reception Venue: Private Estate | Catering: Paradise Catering | Makeup: Maitee Miles | Calligraphy: Laurie Harper | Beverage Services: The Cheese Shop | Pre-ceremony Location: Pebble Beach Resorts | Rentals: Chic Event Rentals

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