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Lazaro Trunk Show

I don’t know what you lovelies have planned for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October, but I suggest you clear your calendars, because the Fall 2015 Lazaro Trunk Show is happening that very weekend and, well… this is one event you just can’t miss.  Think everything from breathtaking ball gowns to classic lace beauties, plus a 10% discount.  Say it with me, SMPers: awesome.

If there is one thing we can’t get enough of here at SMP, it’s beautiful wedding gowns.  And when it comes to that special something that will leave all of your guests talking, Lazaro has IT.  Think ultra-luxe fabrics, intricate details and stunning silhouettes that will make you feel (and look!) like a princess and you are sooo on the right track.  So whether you’re a bride wanting a sassy fit and flare or you’re dreaming of a dress that leans more towards the traditional, you can rest assured that the Fall 2015 Lazaro Trunk Show will have that dress you’ve been dreaming of.

Contact the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood TODAY (424.249.3909) to reserve your space at the Fall 2015 Lazaro Trunk Show happening on October 2nd – 4th!

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Romantic Santa Monica Wedding with Pops of Pink

Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? Speaking from experience, it’s certainly not for the faint of heart, but this duo? They endured a 7 year span together proving that distance only makes the heart grow fonder. Their forever began in Santa Monica with Ryon: Lockhart Photography behind the lens. From the hanging lanterns, to walls filled with succulents, it’s a day dressed up in dreams and you can see it all in The Vault!

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Fall
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Eatery
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Elegant

From the beautiful Bride… Ryan and I met during our sophomore year at UCLA (go Bruins!) when we lived on the same floor. My version of the story is that when we first started dating, I was studying abroad that summer so it wasn’t my intention to be in a very serious relationship. I loved spending time with him and getting to know him but I thought, “OK, when I leave for Rome in 2 months, we’ll break things off.” To my surprise, it is now 9 years later and we’re still very much together, in fact, married! That summer laid the foundation for the future because for majority of our relationship, we have been apart more than we have been together. Ryan moved to Seattle for work shortly after we graduated and we’ve been doing long distance for the last 7 years. Even though long distance can be difficult at times, it hasn’t stopped us from being together. We continued to create memories and make plans for the future. If anything, I think it has made us stronger together and as individuals.

Within days after we got engaged, I was ready to start planning our wedding because I had been pinning ideas on Pinterest for years before Ryan proposed. He knew how much the wedding meant to me and since he wasn’t in LA, he let me plan most of it. All he wanted to know was what color his suit should be and when to show up. And so the wedding planning began! Ryan and I consider ourselves very casual easy-going people and we love being outdoors so one of the things I knew early on was that I wanted an outdoor wedding with bistro lighting. Maybe we could get married at a beautiful vineyard, a gorgeous rustic barn, or in a luscious forest. There were so many options so I spent countless hours researching venues. I think we visited 10 venues before we came across Tiato. Prior to visiting it, I had never heard of it but within minutes, I realized it was a hidden gem in Santa Monica and fell in love with the place. They had a beautiful outdoor space with a big tree that had hanging lanterns, walls filled with succulents, hedges with twinkling lights, and a small garden where they grew herbs that they used in their food. The inside of the restaurant had a modern open space mixed with beautiful light fixtures and wooden wine barrels. I knew this was the ideal place for us! Ryan could hear the excitement in my voice and trusted my decision so I secured the venue before he even had a chance to visit the site himself. Once we found our venue, everything else came together effortlessly because it laid the blue print for the rest of our wedding. Ryan and I found amazing vendors to be a part of our special day. One of my closest friends, Helen Tao was our florist/wedding coordinator, and we were fortunate enough to find Ryon: Lockhart Photography to document our big day, and through them, we found the awesome DJ Dos-A who kept the fun going all night long! Until this day, one of my favorite memories from that night was when my dad decided to slide across the dance floor on his knees and everyone cheered him on.

Whenever we reminisce about that special day, we always get a warm tingly feeling in our hearts because we felt so loved that night. We are forever thankful to our friends, family, and amazing wedding vendors for all of their love and support. Our wedding day was truly one of the best days of our lives.

Photography: Ryon:Lockhart Photography | Event Design: Helen Tao | Floral Design: Helen Tao | Cake: Mount Tabor Park | Catering: Tiato | Hair And Makeup: Beauty By Angelina | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Venue: Tiato

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Cozy + Traditional Wedding in Santa Monica

You know what’s adorable? Marrying your sweetheart on the very street where you first met, which is exactly what these cafe cuties did. A sentimentally sweet celebration paired with ceremony rituals, Koman Photography shot every second. It’s California chic meets a twist on tradition (with plenty textured blooms along the way) and you can see it all in The Vault!

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Summer
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Mansion
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Elegant

From the beautiful Bride… We met in a cute café on Main Street in Santa Monica, so it was pretty magical for us to be able to celebrate our marriage on the very same street we first met.

We are both romantic and traditional. We appreciate simple elegance, and we love the beach, so it makes sense that we fell in love with The Victorian (our venue) from the moment we visited. It felt intimate and classic, and set the tone for our celebration. Not to mention, Holly, the venue contact, was the sweetest and most accommodating person to work with. We chose soft, romantic colors – blush, dusty green, and gold.

What we wanted most was to enjoy our time with friends and family, and to incorporate both Mexican and French tradition – from the ceremony rituals (the lasso, the unity candle, the arras), to the music that our DJ played.

We spent a lot of time with our florist, Una Yeh, chatting about flowers, vases, textures, heights. On our wedding day, she created the most incredible flower arrangements I have ever seen, incorporating mercury vases, gold books, succulents, and other beautiful flowers. Every detail was just gorgeous.

Our photographers Marlene and John understood our style right away – our love for the beach, the outdoors and nature in general. Because the girls got ready at a residence in the Pacific Palisades, the photographers recommended taking bridal party photos on a nearby mountain trail, which made for a spectacular backdrop (and not to worry, no actual hiking was required)! They also encouraged us to sneak away for a few moments during the wedding to capture a few romantic beach photos. We are so grateful to our photographers who captured all the special moments so beautifully. We are lucky to have found such talented, creative, kind and professional people to work with.

We are so thankful to our wedding coordinator, Candace Lam, who gave us peace of mind and directed everything so perfectly, and to everyone who participated in our special day.

Photography: Koman Photography | Cinematography: Royal Films | Coordination: Love Is Sweet Events | Floral Design: The Flower Lab | Wedding Dress: Glamour Closet | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Invitations: Minted | Hair And Makeup: S Studios | Calligraphy: Song & Pen | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting | DJ: Luxury DJs | Venue: The Victorian | Groom And Groomsmen Attire: Mr Tuxedo | Tailor For Bride's Dress: A Stitch In Time

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