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Glam Garden Party Wedding in Santa Monica

There’s a list of vendors I’d wholeheartedly trust with my own wedding day, and they’re called our Little Black Book members. We like to think of them as the best of the best, and luckily this couple totally got the memo. They brought on Bob Gail Special EventsJL Designsonelove photographyCasa De PerrinFound Vintage Rentals and La Tavola Linen to pull off their garden party-inspired day and The Vault is home to every last image. Take note, ballroom brides. This is an indoor celebration done right.

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Spring
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Elegant

From The Bride…Scott and I met traveling. We lived on opposite ends of the country but learned that we’d both soon be moving to LA. With a combination of an instant connection and perfect timing, we started dating, and the rest is history!

Since Scott and I are both transplants to California, we had guests coming in for the wedding from all over the country. We wanted the feel of the wedding to highlight our incredible lifestyle living near the beach. We chose the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica as the center of the wedding weekend. In addition to creating the perfect home base for our guests to gather by the pool during the day and in our Bungalow to prepare for the wedding, it was situated on the beach and helped showcase our active, vibrant California life.

For the concept, we enhanced a traditional ballroom wedding with details that reflected our life in California and helped give our guests a glimpse into what makes living here so special. The key detail was soft but vibrant colors throughout. The bridesmaids dresses and flowers featured an array of pink, purple and coral colors. We wanted guests to feel like they were in a garden for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and the range of purples and pinks offered softness for the ceremony, and a bold feeling for the cocktail hour and reception.

We had an incredible team of vendors who helped bring the details we envisioned to life. They made the event feel like a truly California affair, taking advantage of the outdoor space for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and presenting flowers that felt organic but elegant. Most memorable was the giant fig tree that served as the focal point for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Our lighting team added lanterns throughout it, which were dimly lit at the start of the ceremony and gradually got brighter as the sun set. The fully-dressed tree created an incredible backdrop for the ceremony and cocktail hour and provided an image that we’ll never forget.

Photography: onelove photography | Cinematography: D.P. Weddings | Floral Design: JL Designs & Events | Makeup: Makeup Therapy | Makeup: Blushington | Hair: Paul Perez | Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting | DJ: West Coast Music | Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel | Coordination And Design: Bob Gail Special Events | Desserts: Donut Snob | Desserts: Sweet Rose Creamery | Desserts: Laurel Almerinda Of Huckleberry Cafe And Bakery | Draping: BAM | Glassware: Casa de Perrin | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Linen Rentals: Luxe Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals (Dance Floor): Designer Event Rentals | Rentals (Lounge): Found Vintage Rentals

MORE BALLROOM WEDDINGS THIS WAY!

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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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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

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
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