How incredibly beautiful is this inspiration?! It’s enough to make anyone want to say “I do” again. From the Bride’s beautiful updo, to the lovely all white bouquet, Blueberry Photography has captured all that (and SO much more), and we’ve got it all just waiting for you to favorite in The Vault!
“… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.”
Often when we talk about marriage, we focus on the joyful memories when love is most abundant and overflowing. What we tend to neglect are the moments of doubt, anger, sadness, and fear. It is in these times from which a true love is built, through the prospect of letting a relationship fade away. We reflect on the totality of it all, from conception to the hypothetical future, and the authenticity of each other’s emotions. Here is where we decide to give up or to keep pushing forward, learning each other’s quirks, knowing when to let go of an argument, to discern pettiness from principle, and to understand how to be a selfless companion. This is the kiln that forges the vessel where love remains.
That vessel is what we hope to exemplify with Kintsugi, the Japanese art of rejoining broken ceramic pieces with gold lacquer. The philosophy behind this practice embraces values of restoration and finding beauty in imperfection. The photo shoot we present to you is a blend of simple design with a complex message that lies within the gold-filled cracks of each ceramic plate.
There are bridal shows, and then there are events like the Luxe Bridal Show – an amazing get-together at Claremont Club & Spa that will take your planning to an entirely new level. Think tasty cocktails, fabulous vendors and a special guest appearance by the planning genius himself, David Tutera. It’s a non-stop day of inspiration happening on Sunday, April 10th. Get your tickets HERE, my friends.
With over $25,000 in prize giveaways and a crazy gorgeous selection of cakes, wedding dresses, tuxedos, rental decor, florals and more, the Luxe Bridal Show is everything you’ll ever need to plan your dream day. I’m talking yummy tastings, a fully stocked bar, inspiring vendors and chic attire that is the definition of must-see. Not to mention the ah-mazing Day of Show promotions + awesome giveaways. Oh, did I mention David Tutera’s special guest appearance?!? Sooo amazing.
What are you waiting for, loves? Pre-register for the Luxe Bridal Show by purchasing tickets HERE and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $10,000 Wedding Trunk. Then mark your calendars for the best thing you’ll do while planning your Big Day. Seriously… do.not.delay.
When it comes to booking your vendor dream team, finding that perfect photographer is a pretty big deal. They capture the moments you’ll treasure forever, and that’s where Magnolia Weddings comes in. In the words of Erich of Magnolia, “I love bringing the couple’s story to life in their images,” and that’s exactlywhat he did for this sweet couple wed at the Berkeley City Club. Get lost in the gallery and don’t miss a major Magnolia Weddings giveaway below.
From Magnolia Weddings... This wedding took place at a California Historic Landmark, the Berkeley City Club. The historical society designation says that architect Julia Morgan’s “Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design.”
Not only was there distinctive architecture as the backdrop but the library, courtyard and pool all added to the elegance of the wedding. The courtyard provided a great romantic spot for the bride and groom’s first look. The library was perfect for the groom and groomsmen to hang out and drink scotch in while they waited for the ceremony.
The couple met at a crossfit class–in fact the groom was the instructor. I think the story of ‘law school student finds love at the crossfit gym’ is the perfect set up to a romantic comedy. At the wedding they enjoyed themselves throughout, making each other laugh and having a great time dancing with friends and family.
The Prize: Magnolia Weddings is giving away the winner’s choice of either a deluxe engagement portrait session (within a 40 mile radius of San Francisco) or $400 off a wedding package!
To Enter: Simply visit Magnolia Weddings and leave a comment below telling us which style wedding (rustic, modern, classic, etc.) most closely matches your own style.
To Win: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, January 29.