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Retro Island Inspired Hawaii Wedding

This island wedding is fun with a capital “f” and it has everything to do with the creative gurus behind Amorology. They took the couple’s vision for killer party and created a retro Hawaiian, tropical fruit-infused day with color and style like you wouldn’t believe. Acqua Photo captured all the goodies, and I suggest you fix yourself a Mai Tai and join me here for so much more.

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From Amorology… Get ready for a taste of the Hawaii life! We love when we get to design for super chic couples who have both a killer personal style and an infectious romance! With Brandi + Tim’s love for the island life, we decided to play with a theme that combined Carmen Miranda and retro Hawaiian inspired touches with a dash of old Hollywood glam . Using large palm leaves and mango wood, we created a custom wood backdrop inspired by Hawaiian quilt prints for the escort card display and filled it with the help of JL Designs with the most delicious abundance of tropical fruits. We also painted pineapples to hold table names, made custom wood square candle holders, and had menus created with white calligraphy on palm leaves to perch at each table among the beautiful blooms and transfer ware blue china. For favors, we shipped in our couple’s favorite cookies from Hawaii and packaged them in pineapple-printed muslin bags.

Our couple danced to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” for their first dance and heated up the room. After dinner, guests sipped on Mai Tai’s and treated themselves to the sugar shack dessert display with the most darling quilt inspired cake by Hey There -Cupcake. With straw hats and coconut bras we kept things playful on the dance floor as guests busted a move. We were so happy to see that our design resonated with the couple’s sense of style so well. As the groom said, “We were so impressed with their [Amorology's] ability to transform our vague ideas into vibrantly crafted and vintage Hawaiiana style that represented us perfectly.”

Brandi and Tim and their weding is near and dear to our hearts for so many reasons but we especially loved that our sweet couple in need of a flower girl, asked Heather’s little daughter, Milla to play the part and on her birthday! Growing up in a world full of brides, this was the pinnacle! Lots of dreams coming true on this wedding day!

Photography: Acqua Photo | Videography: Max & Molly | Event Design: Amorology | Event Planning: Amorology | Floral Design: JL Designs & Events | Cake: Hey There, Cupcake! | Calligraphy: T&S Craft | DJ: Positive Energy Productions | Chair Rentals: Yeah Rentals | Hair + Makeup: Rock + Royal | Hotel Resort: Rancho Valencia | Linens: La Tavola | Lounge Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Paper Elements & Invitations: Peanut Press Creative | Tabletop Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

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Rustic Tuscan Style Estate Wedding

Vespas and umbrian feasts are two very awesome ways to incorporate Italy into a California wedding. It also helps to have a team of wedding elves to take that vision and make it a reality. Talents like Sweet Marie DesignsLVL Weddings & Events and wildly beautiful images by Ashley Kelemen. Together they masterminded an elegant affair filled with white blooms and al fresco details. See it all unfold here.

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From Ashley KelemenKate and Nate’s wedding was an absolute dream. They carefully incorporated so many personal details, and created a Umbrian feast to remember. From their custom Italian meal from Heirloom LA to the rented Vespa the Kate surprised Nate with, the wedding day was special from beginning to end. Sweet Marie Designs’ signature florals were stunning as always, and included a hidden artichoke in the brides bouquet (which held special meaning to the bride and groom) and cumquats in the arrangements for a touch of whimsy. Kate and Nate’s wedding artfully highlighted the things they love most as a couple — family, friends, food and wine.

From Heather of LVL Events...Washington DC love birds imagined a California wedding that was more than going through the motions of tradition, that truly encompassed who they are as a couple and provided an intimate dinner party to share with friends and family. The dinner party theme was born and allowed us to incorporate the textured, details and feel of their travels and celebrations in Orvieto, Italy.

Photography: Ashley Kelemen | Wedding Gown: Anna Maier | Bakery: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Heirloom LA | Hair & Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy | Entertainment: Austin Hendrix Productions | Caligraphy: KaKalligraphy | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Estate | Coffee Cart: Joes On The Nose | Film Lab: Indie Film Lab | Florals: Sweet Marie Designs | Getting Ready Venue: L'Auberge Del Mar | MOH Dress: Philip Lim | Musicians: Eliana Strings | Photo Assistant: Ryan Johnson | Planning & Coordination: LVL Weddings & Events | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

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California Garden Wedding Layered with Pink

Blush on pink on fuchsia is what you’ll find dancing around in this garden affair captured by We Heart Photography. It’s layers of pink coordinated by Bliss Events along with blooms by Blush Botanicals that give the already gorgeous backdrop of Rancho Valencia a beautiful punch of color. Find even more of this blushing fete right here.

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From Jessica, the bride… Darrel and I met in collage where he was studying to become an athletic trainer and I was playing on the softball team. After numerous visits to the schools athletic training facility in my dirt and sweat covered uniform, we both recognized that there was something unique and special about the other. It wasn??t long after that we stared dating, fell in love, and started the adventure of a lifetime together.

My inspiration for our wedding came from Anthropologie, with a little less boho and a little more chic. Our wedding embraced the natural beauty of the venue with an added punch of color and sparkle. I wanted the design to look eclectic yet cohesive. One of my favorite touches to the wedding was having our ring bearer nephews walk doing the aisle with a teddy bear and baseball glove. The teddy bear signifying our love for animals, and the baseball glove signifying my background of playing softball and Darrel??s playing baseball.

Darrel and I chose to wait until the ceremony to see each other, however, it was important to us that we would be able to pray together prior to that moment. Therefore, we set up a prayer where we could hold hands and speak to each other on either sides of a door. It was such a special and calming moment for me to have my soon-to-be husband lead us in prayer as we embarked on this exciting lifelong journey together.

I always envisioned myself walking down the aisle to a soft, acoustic song with meaningful lyrics. Divine Romance by Phil Wickham came on while Darrel and I were driving together and we knew right away that it was the perfect processional song choice for our wedding. Our recessional song was Sweetest Thing by U2, a favorite band of Darrel??s. Our first dance song was the easiest wedding decision that we had to make, Everything by Michael Bublé. This has been ??our?? song since the day we first started dating and has stuck with us ever since.

Photography: We Heart Photography | Coordinator: Bliss Events | Florist: Blush Botanicals | Cake: Sweet Lydias | Ceremony Venue: Rancho Valencia | Lighting: Classic Party Rentals | DJ: Still Listening Productions | Makeup/Hair: Audre Rene

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