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Blush Pink Wedding at The Athenaeum

Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe the beauty that is this wedding. I’m not sure there is a word which can accurately portray the beautiful bride’s smile, or the pure art from The Little Branch, or the rosy glow of love everpresent in every image from Onelove Photography. It’s the kind of wedding that alludes to all of the best adjectives, but don’t take my word for it, take a look for yourself!

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From the stunning bride… From the beginning, we knew we wanted our wedding to be one fun party for our friends and family, though figuring out everything else was not quite as simple!

We both live in New York City, but wanted to have the wedding in Pasadena, where I grew up. We looked at a number of venues around Los Angeles, but decided on The Athenaeum for its sophisticated yet laid-back and distinctly California feel. We loved the ornate columns, the olive tree-lined walkways, the wood-paneled walls and hand-painted ceilings, all of which added character and charm to our wedding.

Once we found bridesmaids dresses in dusty rose silk chiffon, we decided to make that our color theme, along with gold accents. Our wedding was on the last day of summer and we took full advantage of that! Dusty rose and gold made the venue feel light and airy, and our florist helped tie everything together with peonies, ranunculus, garden roses and other big bloomed florals in shades of muted pink and peach.

Planning from across the country was not easy, though we were able to find some amazing vendors. Our month-of planner, Samantha Sisk, was the best — wedding guests are still gushing about how great she was! Our photographer Jessica from Onelove Photography had an eye for capturing all the little moments we may have missed and our florist, The Little Branch, put so much thought into every detail.

Our wedding was classic, traditional and romantic, but we incorporated a lot of our own personal touches. From our signature cocktail (raspberry mojito– Mike loves raspberries and I love mojitos, so an easy decision) to our gold “Treat Yo Self” garland, we wanted our wedding to feel joyful, fun and like us. And, of course, Etsy came in handy for last minute touches like welcome bag additions, striped straws and customized stickers for our favors.

We owe our thanks to our families, friends and amazing vendors, who all played an important role in creating the best day of our lives.

Photographer: Onelove Photography | Videographer: Anything & Everything Productions | Wedding Planner: Samantha Sisk, La Bella Dia | Flowers: The Little Branch | Cake: Fantasy Frostings | Invitations: William Arthur | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Hair And Makeup: Grace Lin Professional Makeup Team | DJ: Scott Norris / Coastline Music | Groom's Suit: Paul Stuart | Bride's Dress: Tara Keely Via Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaids' Robes: Just Cottons | Ceremony And Reception: The Athenaeum | Photo Booth: Pink Shutter

J.Crew, Hayley Paige and Jim Hjelm Occasions are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. onelove photography, THE LITTLE BRANCH and JLM Couture, Inc are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Figs & Gold Wedding Inspiration

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pastel wedding. Like really love. But I also have a big ol’ place in my heart for those dark, romantic hues that seem to be quietly on the rise. I’m talking hues like the deep raspberry red that takes center stage in this inspiration shoot from OneloveWINK! Weddings, and Seed Floral Couture. It’s bursting with rich colored goodness and there’s much more right here!

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From Sara of onelove… WINK! Weddings teamed up with the floral creative wondermakers at Seed Floral to create a luxurious yet rustic romantic shoot inspired by figs and all the deep purple-blacks accented by the sexy pink fig interior and gold tones.

The rich purple figs are exotic and represent royalty, nobility, mystery and wisdom. Purple is eye catching. The deep blackberry blues are associated with thought, spirituality and peace. The delicate pink is cool, feminine and affectionate. The greens are associated with health, renewal, nature and abundance.

The perfect setting at Pasadena’s Historic Castle, The Castle Green. One of Pasadena’s most unique buildings, the Castle Green opened in 1899 and was a lavish resort for easterners and others escaping winter rigors.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Cake: Crumb Fairy Bakery | Invitations: Smitten on Paper | Hair and Makeup: Susie Chhuor | Cake Stand: Casa de Perrin | Coordination & Design: WINK! Weddings | Dress Boutique: The Ivory Suite | Dress Designer: Amy Kuschel | Floral: Seed Floral | Location: Castle Green | Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals | Vintage Car: Classy Chassis

onelove photography, Casa de Perrin and WINK! are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Bohemian Garden Wedding Inspiration

When we got wind of garden chic wedding inspiration dreamt up by Twah Dougherty of Style-Art-Life and Two B Events, we knew this wouldn’t be your run-of-the-mill styled shoot. No siree! With breathtaking blooms from Fleuri de Di, gorg invitations from Gourmet Invitations and so much more pretty, it’s a full-on swoon fest of all things sweet, sparkly and east-meets-west coast fabulous!

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From Two B Events… When Twah approached me with the idea of a styled shoot, I took one look at her inspiration board and knew that our kindred spirits would have so much fun bringing it to life. The fact that we were bi-coastal actually helped influence the direction of the project: blending a glamorous, gilded era feel with a laid-back, vintage bohemian twist. East coast vision met with West coast interpretation.

We imagined a couple who would want a unique, antique and intimate wedding without having to sacrifice the elegance or sophistication of a more formal affair. The Maxwell House provided the perfect venue, seeped in its own history (built in 1929) but also with a stunning greenery laden courtyard to keep the vibe relaxed instead of stuffy. The gold-rimmed dishes and fluted glassware helped balance the custom vintage Singer dining table, and though the attire was dressy, the bright pops of color in the floral and the bride’s shoes, along with the sparkly medley of the bridesmaids’ dresses proved you could have an outdoor garden wedding that was chic.

We concentrated on a few main dishes that were fresh, locally sourced and purposefully plated, and chose to keep the desserts simple, incorporating bright peony toppers to build in a natural beauty. Overall, it felt like a close group of friends rejoicing over a new marriage, celebrating intentionally, yet still taking place in a refined, polished and genuinely fun way.

Photography: Twah Dougherty Of Style-Art-Life | Event Design: Two B Events | Flowers: Fleuri de Di | Wedding Cake: Matchbox Kitchen | Invitations: Gourmet Invitations | Catering: Valley Brink Road | Gowns & Bridesmaid Dresses: Ruche | Historic Estate: Maxwell House | Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals | Veils, Head Pieaces & Mint Belt: Tessa Kim | White Bow Back Belt: Erin Braun Designs

Ruche and Tessa Kim are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Gourmet Invitations is a member of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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