It’s my belief that a destination wedding should literally and figuratively whisk you away, where the bride, groom and all their guests are removed from reality for a brief but beautiful bit of time. And it just so seems that this handsome couple would agree with me, saying “I do” in a chic celebration, designed by Mishka Designs and coordinated by Leslie Bost of One Happenings. Iris and Light captured every second of this stylish soiree for us to fawn over in our VAULT right this way!
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From Mishka Designs…Kate and Howie’s wedding week included a beautiful cruise around the famous Los Arcos and culminated in a beautiful, garden-inspired wedding at the now renamed The Resort at Pedregal. Kate loves details and she poured her heart and soul into every detail of the wedding… from the floral grown and beautiful shoes she wore at the rehearsal cruise to the wedding invites, save-the-dates, welcome bags down to the shade of blue ribbon tied around the napkins at her reception.
Her ceremony walkway walked right into the middle of the infinity pool and created a beautiful backdrop, as though they were standing at water’s edge (which they pretty much were!). We were granted permission to take out the in-house light fixtures at her reception location and replace them with beautiful crystal chandeliers and that created a warm, beautiful ambience for later-on in the evening. Some more special details from Kate’s wedding included remembrance photos for her bouquet wrap, hand-embroidered handkerchief for her groom, all signage was hand-painted (including the lengthy escort board!), the menus took months to design in order to get the font and the colors the perfect shade.
The love Kate and Howie had for each other radiated from every fun-filled moment to the next and their wedding was planned with the same loving detail that they both put into their courtship.
Photography: Iris & Light | Event Design: Mishka Designs | Event Planning: Leslie Bost | Floral Design: Florenta Flower Design | Stationery: Imaj Design | Makeup: Patrick Ta | Venue: The Resort At Pedregal
I must admit, I could’ve gone on forever with this post; the amount of photos that left me mesmerized was never ending. Kyle John’s images, capturing the relaxed elegance that radiated from this destination wedding, are works of art. With Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design’s creations making my heart beat a bit faster and Christopher Wiitala’s smile-inducing film, this is one fabulous way to spend a Friday.
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From the beautiful Bride… Greg had just found out his patent was official and I planned an evening of fun dedicated to Greg’s genius achievement. The celebration started at home by popping a bottle of champagne and I surprised Greg with two confetti poppers – one for each of us to make a wish on. We looked out at the city from our loft, made a toast and a silent wish. As the confetti danced around the room Greg asked me if he could tell me his wish. I told Greg you can’t tell your wish unless it comes true… but Greg was already in motion reaching for a small box in his desk drawer. Greg got down on one knee and said “My wish is for you to say yes to this question – will you marry me?!” I jumped up and down and in a high pitched burst said “yes!” The champagne and dinner reservations that were all meant for Greg’s achievement turned into an engagement celebration as we quickly called family and friends to share the exciting news – “we’re getting married!”
Photography: Sarah Joelle Photography | Photography: Kyle John Photography | Videography: Christopher Wiitala | Event Planning: Fresa Weddings | Floral Design: Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design | Wedding Venue: Akiin Beach Club | Hair & Makeup Artist: Beso Brides | Venues: Crane Beach
If you haven’t already seen or heard about the sheer beauty that comes out of Jose Villa‘s annual Mexico Workshop, then prepared to be floored, loves. Last week, we shared this gorgeous Elegant Mexico Wedding Inspiration shoot, featuring Sarah Winward‘s romantic and organic all-white florals, tinged with bronze. Read on to see what went into this beauty, and click through the original gallery to see it all!
All-White Elegant Mexico Wedding Inspiration Bouquet
- White Majolica Spray Roses
- White Tweedia
- Mock Orange
- Snap Dragons
- Bronze-Edged Foraged Foliage
- Golden Brown Ferns
From Sarah Winward… The inspiration for this whole shoot was to have lots of texture and we loved some abstract photos that to me felt like a starry night sky.
We choose an all white color palette and lots of small flowers to create a bouquet that had a lot of small intricate details. The golden fern to me we like streaks in the night sky and the little yellow center of the mock orange blossoms are like bright stars! I am not always so literal with the inspiration to reality, but I really got into this one! I like a wider shape which I love because it stretches across the body lengthwise giving the longer stems used here space to stretch out.
I used this draping and crinkled ribbon to give the whole arrangement more layers of texture.