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Blush + Blue Pair Up For This Beautiful Bash

Pink and blue may have you thinking babies (boy or girl!?) but when this darling hue duo paired up for this al fresco fete, it was pure love all around. From the florals by The Bloom Of Time to the beauty of Rancho Las Lomas in general, it was all perfectly on point – thanks to the talent behind Weddings by Susan Dunne. Hello Blue Photo captured it all for our lucky eyes – see more in our Vault right this way!

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Summer
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Outdoor
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Al Fresco

From the Bride… When we visited Rancho Las Lomas we immediately fell in love with how gorgeous it is, with the Spanish style architecture surrounded by lush botanical gardens. One of our favorite things about the property is that it is also a wildlife foundation that is home to some unique animals, including a white tiger! The venue has so many little details that make it a beautiful and exciting place to explore and we knew that it was the perfect setting for our wedding.

After deciding to have our wedding at Rancho Las Lomas started on the details that would make our wedding special. When trying to decide on colors, I wanted to make sure that they harmonized well with the colors of the venue. Around Rancho Las Lomas there are beautiful painted tiles, lampposts, and cobblestones that inspired me to choose a dusty blue and blush pink color scheme. I wanted the flowers to be whimsical and romantic so I asked my florist to have things like berries and thistle mixed in for added color and texture.

When I was looking for a photographer, I had a certain style in mind, and when I found Christina from Hello Blue Photo I knew that she was the right choice. The way that Christina uses the natural light creates a soft and romantic look that I wanted for our wedding photos. She also uses both digital and film photography to beautifully capture her images. Looking back, one of the best things that happened on our big day was that we were able to stay relaxed and enjoy our time together because of Christina’s warm and friendly demeanor. Picking Christina as our photographer was definitely one of the best choices that we made!

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Photography: Hello Blue Photo | Cinematography: Le Reve Films | Coordination: Weddings by Susan Dunne | Floral Design: The Bloom Of Time | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Cake: Heidelberg Pastry Shop | Stationery: Vera Wan For Papyrus | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: 24 Carrots | Hair + Makeup: B.A.E. Bridal | DJ: Vive Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Bridal Boutique: Blush Bridal Couture | Film Processing: Pro Photo Irvine

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We’ve Found the Perfect Place to Say “I Do” in Paradise… And It’s Awesome

We’re big fans of any nuptials that seamlessly combine epic style and a vacation of a lifetime. And fab couple Yi Hua and Peter? They agree. Which is why they jetted off to Maui to celebrate their “I do’s” at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, a place where dreams come true on the daily. From the breathtaking ceremony to the beautiful reception, THIS, loves, is what we call the ultimate wedding.

From the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and SpaYi Hua Lin and Shou Peter Mei met in grade school and started dating in 2004. They both moved to Chicago at a young age, and currently still reside there. Yi Hua is a veterinary technician and Peter is in his fourth year of radiology residency. They love to travel together and enjoy the simple things in life.

Peter proposed to Yi in Maui on the Road to Hana, and decided to have their wedding at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. They were inspired by the colors purple and gold, and wanted to have a pineapple theme at the wedding, as shown with their fabulous centerpieces. They had a small ceremony on the Makai Lawn of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, and continued to the nearby Napili Pool Lawn for the reception.

Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding for two, or can’t wait to round up every last one of your friends and family, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa has everything you’ve ever wanted for your celebratory weekend… and so much more. From their breathtaking ceremony and reception options to their talented Wedding Specialists to their 40 mesmerizing oceanfront acres, this Pacific gem is MORE than ready to host your celebration of a lifetime. Think 806 guest rooms, 31 newly renovated suites, a half-acre pool AND oceanfront spa. It’s the vaca you’ve always imagined with the luxurious wedding you’ve always wanted. We LOVE.

Contact the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa TODAY to begin your journey to the best wedding ever. We can’t wait to see every last detail of your Big Day.

Photography: Dmitri & Sandra Photography | Floral and Arch: Dellables | Leis: Maui Floral

A Bride Who Put Her Groom to Work!

Ladies. I’m not necessarily saying that you need to seek out people with certain strengths to spend your life with but I’m also not saying that it hurts. Like this groom, for example. Built the cake table, the bar, and the photo-booth backdrop. Like with his own two hands. And when you pair that skill set with the genius of Cortney Helaine and the images from Natalie Schutt you have yourself an SMP wedding (ps…gorgeous dress and glowing bride don’t hurt either). Click here for more!

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Fall
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Al Fresco

From the Bride…I think the most exciting thing for both of us when planning our wedding was always trying to include ways that we could really make our wedding feel like us. We looked for small ways to do this without being overly clichéd, like an Italian inspired menu (a nod to our Italy engagement,) hand-written vows, and constructing much of the décor ourselves (one of my husband’s biggest hobbies is woodworking.) He built our cake table, the bar, and the photo-booth backdrop, to name a few.

My one piece of advice to brides would be to take moments on the day with your husband to stand back together and really “see” your day for what it is. One of my favorite moments from our wedding day happened during the reception. We were on the dance floor with some out-of-town family and my husband grabbed my hand and led me up a little hill just past the reception. We took about 60 seconds to stand and watch our own wedding. We both were in awe of how it came together, and how amazing it was to have so many loved ones come out to celebrate us in our new marriage. It was a nice way to slow down and have a moment to enjoy our wedding day together (trust me–being present on the day IS as hard as people warn you it will be!)

My favorite part of the planning process was working with my family to make it all come together. So many people were a part of helping us create our dream wedding (on a budget!) My mom handmade our favors, which were Pizelle–a traditional Italian cookie. My father-in-law helped my husband build most of our décor. My aunts, uncles, and cousins helped us assemble invites, place settings, and grand exit ribbons. It was such a team effort and those are memories that we will always hold on to.

My favorite moment, hands down, was reciting our own vows. We had planned to do this early on in our engagement, and I was terrified from day 1. Public speaking is SO not my thing. As the day came closer I got more and more nervous. Finally, about 3 days out, I tried to back out. My then-fiancé encouraged me to stick with it… And boy am I glad we did! I can’t describe it, but walking down the aisle towards Weston made all of my fears melt away in an instant. I didn’t see anything else or hear anything else. It was complete tunnel vision. The best part? Knowing that we made personal commitments to each other in front of closest friends and family. If you are even considering writing personal vows or statements, I’d say go for it!

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Photography: Natalie Schutt Photography | Event Planning: Weddings by Cortney Helaine | Floral Design: Studio C Florals | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Canyon Catering | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Canyon Catering | DJ: KSDJ | Groom's Attire: Macy's Bar III | Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's Bar III | Venue: Giracci Vineyards And Farms | Bridal Boutique: The White Dress In Corona Del Mar | Groomsmen's Accessories: The Tie Bar | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

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