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Wayfarers Chapel Wedding from Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography

This is the kind of duo that just knows how to have a good time.  The kind of duo that announces they are tying the knot and you simply can.not.wait for their wedding.  Because if anyone is going to throw a drop-dead gorgeous + super fun soiree, it’s these two… and it’s one that is chock-full of beautiful details and heartwarming moments that will seriously take your breath away.  See it all captured by Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography in the full gallery.

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From Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography… Capturing the love between Marissa and Davin on their wedding day was such a joy! After shooting their urbex engagement, we couldnt wait to see their beautiful wedding would be like.

M + D chose the Wayfarers Chapel in Racho Palos Verdes, California to say their I do’s. Seated on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean in a garden of young redwoods, the glass chapel was designed by Llyod Wright to be natural sanctuary. Marissas elegant lace wedding gown paired with the modern and romantic architecture of the chapel was breathtaking!

Their reception was held at the Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro. The bride and groom shared their vision with their friend and designer, Liz Mahlo, who brought the marina to life with bold colors and patterns, vintage props, and one of our favorite decorations – the ribbon divider! Marissa shared one of the sweetest dances with her father while her brother played a ukulele version of Butterfly Kisses. Twinkling lights strung across the courtyard amplified the romance of the evening, and laughter and silly dancing filled the dance floor. As the sun set and the moon rose higher, Davin serenaded his wifey under the stars with his guitar, with friends and family singing along. All of the love in the air pointed to one thing the love between M+D is brings great joy to everyone around them, and they will surely be missed! The happy couple departed the next day for their honey-move to Hawaii, where they will make their new home together. We couldn’t be happier for them! Mahalo, and blessings, to M+D!

Photography: Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography | Cinematography: 24kt Sound + Video | Dress:Shelly at Dressing Up, Orange, California | Floral Design: Paula Vasin | Ceremony Venue: Wayfarers Chapel, Racho Palos Verdes, California | Reception Venue: The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, California | Bride’s Shoes: BCBGeneration | Caterer: Love at First Bite | Event Planning: Liz Mahlo 

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Palos Verdes Wedding from Emily Blake Photography

This sweet little family of three has officially stolen my heart. Like forever and ever, throw away the key, and it’s got everything to do with these incredible snaps from miss Emily Blake. She let story unfold behind the lens, and today we’re reaping the rewards. I’m talking all-white blooms by Art With Nature Design, a chocolately yum-fest from Susie Cakes and sooo much happy it could almost hurt your heart. Almost. Dive straight into this Italian style fête right over here.

Carly & Clay chose the symbol of olive branches throughout their wedding especially to remember the peace God provides. It also tied in perfectly with an Italian theme inspired by their honeymoon adventure in Italy, which they left for the very next day. Their wedding was designed to celebrate the goodness of God in their lives, their love for one another & the start of their life together as a family with Carly’s 2-year-old daughter Savannah, who was the special guest of honor. To them nothing said celebration like an Italian family feast! A menu of Bruchetta, stuffed mushrooms, hand-tossed gourmet pizzas & of course GELATO set the tone, along with decorations featuring their olive motif. Clay’s mom handmade napkins for each guest featuring rustic black & white ticking fabric & strewn throughout the event where hits of their rustic/elegant Italian theme.

Clay & Carly will always cherish the memories of their special day. Especially being surounded by their friends, family & special little guests- the children! A father daughter dance was held for Clay & his new daughter Savannah, who were later joined by all fathers & daughters in attendance. It was especially important to the bride & groom that Savannah have a memorable day she could look back on as the start of her new family. Clay included a beautiful vow to her during the ceremony & a special table was set for Savannah to enjoy the evening with some of her little friends.

We are so very grateful to all of our amazing vendors, family & friends who made this season of celebration so rich & memorable for us! We could not have imagined a better beginning of our journey together as a family of three.

Photography: Emily Blake Photography | Cinematography: Luke StHilare | Wedding Coordinator: Hilary Larkins | Florist: Kim Sanders, Art With Nature Design | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Wedding Cake: Susie Cakes | Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M | Catering: Persiano Events | Catering: Pizza 900 | Hair and Makeup: Emily Barton | Venue: Catalina View Gardens | Flower Girl Dress: Gilly Gray | Gelato: Bulgarini Gelato | Vintage Rentals: Found Rentals

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Vintage Spring Wedding Inspiration from Zoom Theory Photography

When we see a team of talents like this group has joined together to create inspiration magic, we can barely sit still due to excitement. We just know that we are in for the prettiest of posts, and that is precisely what happened. Captured by the talented Zoom Theory at the La Venta Inn and overflowing with beautiful blooms from The Bloom of Time, it’s no surprise that this shoot is swimming in pretty. Topped off with vintage props Archive Rentals, and ice cream truck from Sweet Lucie’s, cakes from Charm City Cakes West and an adorable photo booth from the Mobile Photo Booth, and ladies and gents we have a winner. See it all here!

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From Zoom Theory Photography… This shoot was inspired by the Wedding Love Tour team. We styled two looks; a tea length playful petal dress paired with teal Tieks and also a stunning blush layered chiffon garden collection gown. The pink vanity, arched hutch, glass globes and window pains create a beautiful backdrop. The bride and groom are authentic with their throw back look, mustache and all. (They have been married for 10 years and are the owners of Mobile Photo Booth. Their photographer lost their wedding images so these are the first wedding portraits they have ever had.) A flower girl in a bathtub of petals and ring bearer rocking in the ice cream truck adds a bit of sweetness. The florals are pale with pops of spring colors with ribbons lining the table scape. Two hearts with an infinity sign for a cake topper. We were lucky to gather such a talented bunch of creative industry pros to create and inspire this shoot! 
Photography: Zoom Theory | Venue: La Venta Inn | Floral Design: The Bloom of Time |Invitations: Allison-Kate Stationery |Wedding Dress + Flower Girl Dressess: Kirstie Kelly Collection | Ballet Flats (teal): Tieks | Wedding Cake: Charm City Cakes West | Vintage Furniture: Archive Rentals | Linens: Napa Valley Linens | Hair + Makeup: Design Visage | Ice Cream Truck: Sweet Lucie’s |Vintage Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth | Champagne: OneHope Weddings

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Rancho Palos Verdes Wedding from Sweet Emilia Jane + OneLove Photo

I’d be willing to bet my bottom dollar that this wedding will become a new all-time fave. Why? Because when you mix the California coast with a modern pink party, you know you’re in for a serious treat. Sweet Emilia Jane helped this style-savvy bride plan the blueprints for the day (which included a whole lot of ombre, a bit of chevron plus a 1,000 paper cranes!) and OneLove Photo captured it all to perfection. You can see every last detail right over here!

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From the Bride…We are both born and raised in Southern California so we wanted our wedding day to feel like a modern, intimate party filled with romantic florals, gorgeous views and our favorite people. As an event planner, I had a million ideas running through my head but thankfully Sweet Emilia Jane was able to help us create a gorgeous blueprint that gave us direction and kept us focused. We incorporated ombre hues of blush, peach and coral, a touch of chevron, a few nods to our cultures and lots of DIY projects. The biggest being our 1,000 paper crane (Senbazuru) backdrop hand-dyed in our wedding colors. The night was filled with incredible food, sake toasts, lots of laughing and love. The best decision we made was to hire a group of incredible wedding vendors who were excited about our vision, had a great body of work/experience, and who we completely trusted. On the Wednesday before the wedding, on their way down to our house to help prep for the big day, my parents were in a pretty bad car accident. They both ended up in the hospital and my mom was released (against doctor’s orders) right before the rehearsal dinner. Needless to say, I was a hot mess and honestly couldn’t care less about how the napkins were folded or if all the projects were completed. It was such a relief to have Emilia take the reigns those last few days and put together our dream wedding. My biggest piece of advice is to surround yourself with an incredible team. Take your time to hire the right vendors and make your wedding a reflection of you as a couple.

Photography: OneLove Photo | Planning + Design + Florals: Sweet Emilia Jane | Venue: Point Vicente Interpretive Center | Catering: The Food Matters | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Rentals: Town and Country | Cake + Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

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Palos Verdes Wedding from Emily Blake

Some days I still can’t believe it’s my job to write about the prettiest weddings on the planet. Weddings so pretty, they could bring a tear to virtually any eye staring back across the screen. They’re weddings just like this Palos Verdes stunner, that simply put, is the total package. And while there’s no doubt you’ll fall in love with the full gallery of Emily Blake’s images, there’s also a film from Brinton Film Making Co. that’s a complete and total must.

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From Seri Wheeler…The couple were engaged during a family trip to Europe. Chris proposed in Paris on the Ponts de Arts bridge. The tradition of this bridge lends itself well to an engagement because couples go there with a lock and key to express their committed love to one another. They lock the lock to the bridge rail and through the key in the Seine River below as a sign of their love (swoon!) Their engagement was, of course, a main source of inspiration for the wedding. Rebecca and Chris wanted a vintage eclectic feel and a neutral color scheme. The wedding invitations were hand lined with a vintage map of Paris and stamped with four different vintage stamps in a neutral color theme. They were married under white iron arch mixed with a group of old benches and church pews in with the seating during the ceremony. Guests played croquet and bocce ball during cocktail hour and had drinks from an old ice box nearby. Pictures across the place card table told their engagement story and showed the couples actual lock on the Ponts de Arts bridge.

Wedding Photography: Emily Blake  | Wedding Venue: South Coast Botanic Gardens | Wedding Design + Coordination: Seri Wheeler (svosper@gmail.com) | Floral Design: Rolling Hills Flower Mart | Vintage Furniture + Accessories: Family friend + Seri Wheeler | Cinematography: Brinton Film Making Co. | Catering: Neli’s Event Planners, Inc | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Lighting: Images By Lighting, LLC | DJ: Pacific Entertainment | Desert Table + Wedding Cake: Kristen Schryver | Bridal Suite: Terrenea Resort | Wedding Dress: Watters via The White Dress

Floral Inspiration Photo Shoot from Bryce Covey Photography + Twig and Twine

Our Bryce Covey day continues with an impossibly pretty styled shoot set on California’s coast. It’s a shoot of earth-tone inspiration alongside a blend of textured blooms by the talented Twig and Twine. With all components to make our hearts pound a little faster, you can bet there’s even more pretty to pin tucked away right here.

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From Twig and TwineThe talented photographer Bryce Covey and I recently collaborated on a small shoot inspired by the landscape of the Palos Verdes coastline. We based our color scheme on the natural beauty of the surrounding rocky hillsides, ocean and flora. I worked with a palette that was quite earthy in color and not your typical request from brides. I found gorgeous peach bearded irises at the LA flower market that really set the tone for the rest of the bouquet. The peonies, ranunculus, millet, rattlesnake grass, chocolate cosmos and a peachy colored spirea were the perfect compliment to the iris. I fashioned it loose and full of texture for a more rustic look which was perfect for the rugged terrain we worked with as our backdrop. The flow of the colors in that bouquet still have me swooning.

Photographer: Bryce Covey Photography | Floral Design: Twig and Twine | Model: Jenna Johnson | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab