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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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Romantic Summer San Clemente Wedding

Beautiful blooms in shades of pinks and cream, and containers of candy at every seat; I’m officially jealous I wasn’t a guest at this wedding. Not only was it super sweet, but after going through Josh Elliot’s photos, I can say that it was absolutely gorgeous as well. A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production planned and executed it all and their florals are breathtaking. See every pretty pic right here!

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Summer
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Garden Venue
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Romantic

From A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production… Jessica and Travis chose Casa Romantica in San Clemente, CA as the backdrop for their romantic wedding. I knew Jessica from planning her sister’s wedding a couple years earlier, so was thrilled to be able to create their dream wedding. We used a beautiful palette of berry tones, creams and greens for a classic look and feel. Their oceanfront ceremony was highlighted with a beautiful arch made out of birch logs, layers of chiffon and luscious blooms of garden roses, hydrangea and privet berry and smylx garland. Along the aisle, green garlands and delicate blooms adorned the chairs. Dinner was set in the garden with enchanting bistro lights strung above, rose gold sequin runners and pretty pedestal arrangements. A nod to the couple’s love of candy, each place setting had a bottle of the couple’s favorite Jelly Belly’s.

Photography: Josh Elliot Photography | Event Planning: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production | Floral Design: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production | Cake: The Cupcake Store | Catering: 24 Carrots | DJ: Invisible Touch | Wedding Venue: Casa Romantica | Photo Booth: SoCal Shutterbooth

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Patina Wedding + A Giveaway!

In the world of seriously stunning weddings that go off without a single hitch, Patina Wedding reigns supreme.  Think a talented team of expert culinarians, esteemed sommeliers + mixologists, fab wedding planners and artistic pastry chefs all coming together to make your dream day a total reality.  From their full service packages to their landmark locales, this, my friends, is a true fairytale experience.

With Patina Wedding, cookie cutter weddings are absolutely non-existent.  That’s because the team at Patina Wedding is completely devoted to creating a magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience that is truly yours, and yours only.  Celebrate your day in sophisticated style in one of Patina Wedding’s landmark locales (hello, Descanso Gardens, Café Pinot and Walt Disney Concert Hall) or select a spot of your very own choosing, from a private estate to a beautiful seaside setting.  No matter the location, Patina Wedding will utilize their extensive network of seriously talented wedding vendors to create a day that exceeds even your wildest expectations.

Contact a Patina Wedding’s Wedding Specialist today at 213.972.3673 or patinawedding@patinagroup.com to get your dream day started.  And don’t forget to ask about their fab collection of signature and classic wedding cakes, party favors and specialty dessert stations that are guaranteed to wow each and every one of your guests!

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What: Patina Wedding is giving away $2500 towards your dream day, plus free upgrades, toasts, dinners and discounts on party favors!

How: To enter, simply build your Pinterest wedding board and take a short quiz! Click here for all of the details! #PatinaRingOnIt

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Marmalade Sky Films + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.

Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.

Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
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Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).

To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!

To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).

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Julie Vino Trunk Show at The White Dress

Brides-to-be, mark your calendars for January 30-February 2, 2015, because there’s a trunk show coming you’re not going to want to miss! Tel Aviv based wedding dress designer Julie Vino is showcasing her incredibly stunning 2015 Collection exclusively at The White Dress and let me tell you, these gowns are something truly special. Just take a peek below.

Handmade of the finest European fabrics and Parisian laces, these breathtakingly romantic gowns are unlike anything you’ve ever seen! The trunk show will feature the Julie Vino Provence Collection 2015 as well as some of the most requested styles from the Orchid and Ceasaria Collections.  Not only will brides get the chance to try on these stunning gowns, but there is also a 10% discount for styles purchased during trunk show appointments!

Brides are flying in from across the country to get the chance to try on a Julie Vino wedding dress, so be sure to book your appointment! Head over here to see exactly which gowns will be featured at the trunk show and to choose a time slot. Contact Brielle at The White Dress at 949.723.0121 with any questions. Happy dress hunting, my dears.

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