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Behind the Scenes Bridal Fashion with Carolina Herrera

Whisper Carolina Herrera around these parts and you’ll hear our fashion-loving hearts racing double time from a mile away. Her elegant, sophisticated designs are complete bridal bliss—and her recent Spring preview as seen from the lovely lens of Betsi Ewing, is utter perfection. With an equally chic team of vendors at hand to make this runway dream a reality, the result is a wedding fashion show in gallery form, and it’s oh-so-good.

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From Betsy Ewing Studio… Carolina Herrera celebrated the Spring 2015 bridal collection with the premiere wedding resources in LA on June 19. Partners included Betsi Ewing Studios, Bliss & Bone stationery, The Empty Vase florals, Neil Lane jewelry, and Carats & Cake to create the ultimate bridal destination. Brides-to-be sipped on champagne and enjoyed cake bites from Charm City Cakes West while models showcased the new bridal collection with hair by Sally Hershberger Salon and makeup by BE.NYLA.

Photography: Betsi Ewing Photography | Floral Design: The Empty Vase | Wedding Dresses: Carolina Herrera | Cupcakes: Charm City Cakes West | Invitations: BLISS & BONE | Hair: Sally Hershberger | Hair And Makeup: BE.NYLA | Bridal Prep: Carats + Cake | Jewlery: Neil Lane

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Romantic Chicago River Wedding

A soiree layered with blush tones is inevitably bound to warm me up like a sweet, late summer sunset. And when it’s woven with classic details from La Belle Fleur Events like these Chicago I-do’s are? It’s all over. From the fluffy, pink cherry blossom portraits to the stunning Bride’s crown lace veil, Cristina G Photography snapped every inch of lovely up right here.

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From Cristina G Photography… Some weddings are so so so fun that you wish they’d last for weeks! And some clients are so sweet and so amazing to work with that when their wedding is over, you shed a tear cause you are going to miss them so much. That was Megan & Ray’s wedding! And the pictures are here to prove it. Plus I really love a wedding at Fulton’s on the River. A great venue, great location and great staff. Oh, did I mention, great food! Delish! And last, but definitely not least, this wedding had an incredible lineup of vendors. The very best of everything!

Lots of special, unique little details made this wedding an unforgettable one. The place cards were displayed on a bed of lavender in Megan’s parents antique drawers! They not only looked good, but smelled really amazing too! The head table was sprinkled with beautiful custom made coasters with sweet messages on them. The drinks had Happily Ever After flags in them and the decadent cake was decorated with fresh flowers and custom gold cake topper with the newlyweds names on it.

Sunset on the river for their outdoor cocktail hour, dancing the night away to the beats of some of the very best DJs in Chicago and dashing into the night through a tunnel of sparklers down the bridge… the elements of a truly amazing celebration. As unique and fun as Megan and Ray!

Photography: Cristina G Photography | Wedding Planner: La Belle Fleur Events | Floral Design: Fleur | Ceremony Venue: Saint James Cathedral | Reception Venue: Fulton's On The River | Hair And Makeup: Vanessa Valliant | DJ: Toast And Jam

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Cypress Sea Cove Seaside Wedding

When you’ve got an absolutely stunning Olympic gold medalist and a handsome NBA player for the Bride & Groom, and you pair them up with Marisa Nicole Events at one of the prettiest places in Malibu, Cypress Sea Cove? The results are bound to be gorgeous. Andrew Abajian captured an amazing (read: out of this world) film that had me in tears and left me with a swoon-y smile, and Iris and Light gracefully set those moments still with their imagery. See it here.

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From Marisa Nicole EventsLauren & Jrue are a match made in heaven! He is an NBA player for the New Orleans Pelicans, she is an Olympic gold medalist and professional women??s soccer player, and together they are two of the kindest people on earth.

For ??the look?? of Lauren & Jrue??s day, we set out to design a naturally elegant, coastal affair that felt comfortable for their friends and family. As the backdrop for these love-bird??s vows, with the ocean on one side and guests on the other, Lauren & Jrue stood at the foot of a simply adorned cross where they made their love legal in the eyes of both God and California. We utilized long wooden banquet tables, paired with wooden vineyard chairs, and a simple lace to create the base for our dinning area. Lauren just loved the look of super neutral flowers featuring pops of the colors that were already on the property (pale pinks, peaches, magenta and purple). We used soft, ruffled blooms, clean orchids and candles galore on the to create a sense of ??easy romantic elegance?? through the table-scape. Hung from trees and tucked in every nook and cranny of the venue, we utilized lanterns to give the party an enchanting feel once the sun had set. One of my favorite areas was the luxe lounge, which we housed in an open wooden cabana under a ceiling of twinkle lights. It was just gorgeous!

Lauren??s family got involved with executing the day of aesthetic details as well! Lauren??s mom and sister put together sweet treats for the guests to take home. Lauren & Jrue love lemon drops, so they filled mini mason jars with the candy, attached a tag and voilà, a fab favor that brought pops of yellow to the table-scape. Lauren??s brother-in-law did all the chalkboard art! Along with the overall look of the day, the cuisine was very important to these lovebirds. Lauren & Jrue love soul food and wanted to bring a touch of southern flair to their celebration. During cocktail hour, we served catfish tacos, mini crab cakes and fried chicken & biscuit bites. Dinner was served family style and all the old picnic favorites were present: barbeque short ribs, stuffed chicken, mac & cheese, cornbread, okra, sweet potato bites? yum!

Neither Lauren nor Jrue drink alcohol, so along with a full bar for the guests, we wanted to do something special for the couple. They are crazy about lemonade, so with a sweet gazebo as the backdrop, we founded a lemonade stand in their honor, featuring three specialty flavors for guests of all ages to enjoy. The couple also wasn??t into the idea of a traditional wedding cake; so we said, ??forget the cake,? and brought in the best pies we could find in the whole of the state. The couple cut warm peach pie instead of cake and the guests went crazy over all the a la mode pie options!

The couple, with their friends & family, danced the night away under a ceiling of bistro lights, hanging lanterns and stars, slowing down only to pop into the photo booth for a quick selfie! A good time and good eats were had by all at Lauren & Jrue??s oceanside, southern romantically elegant fête!

Photography: Iris And Light | Cinematography: Andrew Abajian | Floral Design: Enchanted Garden Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Ceremony Venue: Cypress Sea Cove | Reception Venue: Cypress Sea Cove | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Command Performance Catering | Makeup Artist: Marisa Lafayette | Hair: Irene Legaspi | DJ: Zuno Productions | Day-Of Signage: Prim And Pixie | Event Planning & Design: Marisa Nicole Events | Photo Booth: Vintage Vault | Pies: Avila Valley Barn | Portable Restrooms: Andy Gump | Rentals: A Rental Connection

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