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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

When it comes to looking glam from start to finish on your big day, look no further than Doie Lounge. These gorgeous + eco-friendly robes add a special touch to getting ready on wedding morning, but also make beautiful (and practical!) gifts for your ladies!

Made locally in Los Angeles of natural + sustainable fabrics, the Doie Lounge robes not only look amazing in “getting ready” photos, but they’re also a gift your ladies will wear again and again! Available in sizes x-small to x-large (and xxs in the Lilian robe!), these pretties look beautiful on both short and tall frames — and they stay put with both inner and outer silk ties! Available in a wide variety of colors and combinations (there’s now a blush colored robe called Betty!), there are even discounts for buying in bulk (here).

How gorgeous?! And if you’re not seeing the exact color combo you’re looking for, be sure to email sara{at} who can help you come up with the perfect robe! Also, be sure to ask if there are any robes available that aren’t pictured on the site as there are sometimes styles hiding behind the scenes. And be sure to check out these real Doie Lounge bridal parties (here.). OH — there’s more!


The Prize: A lucky reader will win a Willa robe from Doie Lounge in XS/S! If the winner needs another size, she can choose a different style robe. 

To Enter: Visit the Doie site and pick out your favorite style! Then head back over here and comment below with which one you like best.

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced in the WIUP on Friday, August 1, 2014

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Valorie Darling Photography | Hair: Trace Hennigsen | Makeup: Artistry by Danika  |   Lydia Daniller |  Calloway Gable Photography  |  Maggie Thalheimer of Gerber and Scarpelli | Jeff Tisman Photograph


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Music Inspired Sonoma Wedding

You know what makes an amazing combination?  Beautiful weddings and rock-n-roll.  Together it’s a pretty party just waiting to happen, and when you add in the talents of A Savvy EventKrissy Daily and Got Light (among many others), it’s the coolest thing you’ve ever seen.  Dive into every last beautiful moment (and there’s a lot of them) captured by  Jenna Marie Photography in the full gallery.

From the Bride… The most important element that Scott and I focused on when planning our wedding was that it be a reflection of us. We met at a concert in 2008, and music has always been a large part of who we are and what we do. We envisioned our wedding as casually elegant, and we wanted the rock-and-roll moments to be just as memorable as the romantic moments. With the help of our families, our friends, our wonderful vendors, our coordinator Courtney Cargile, and the blank palate of Cornerstone Gardens, we were able to achieve the wedding of our dreams.

Our friends and families (200 in total) came from both coasts to celebrate our wedding weekend. We’d planned fun events throughout the weekend, like a Welcome Party with our friend’s band and a Sonoma Wine Tour to some of our favorite Carneros wineries, so by the time the wedding day came, we’d already gotten to see the majority of our guests in a casual, pre-wedding setting! I recall walking down the aisle on the Vineyard Lawn and feeling (along with jitters) an incredible sense of peace at being surrounded by our dearest loved ones. It also gave me comfort that my bouquet was hand-tied with the sleeve of my mom’s wedding dress and accented with my late grandmother’s brooch. We were married under a lush green floral arch by one of our dearest friends and spiritual mentors, Jonathan Pofsky. At cocktail hour, the scene was set by a grooving jazz trio, while our guests explored the unique landscape art exhibitions around the property, or played lawn games, while nibbling on delicious hors d’oeuvres served by Alex’s Catering.

Guided by their ticket stub escort cards, which were posted on the “Will Call” board, our guests then made their way to the dining tent, where they were seated at tables named after our favorite music venues. Under the tent, we delivered bursts of color through varying table designs in jewel tones of green, turquoise, and yellow, and a handmade “flower” arrangement hanging from the rafters. Back at the barn, our vision of turning it from a dance floor into a concert venue (inspired by the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco) was fully realized. The raised wooden stage, the chandeliers, the lounge seating, the dramatic lighting and, of course, the incredible band and our non-stop dancing guests, all contributed to our vision. In an effort to bring our love of concerts to our wedding dance party, we adorned the barn walls with our favorite posters from our personal collection, a la the Fillmore’s historic Poster Room.

I am very fortunate to have an incredibly talented graphic designer as one of my best friends (and one of my bridesmaids)… Krissy Daily and I had a blast designing the unique elements of our wedding. Krissy created our signature J&S music notes logo, as well as the full invitation suite, which we then letterpressed ourselves in Reb Peters Press’s Oakland studio. And we didn’t stop there…. many other elements of our wedding weekend were touched by Krissy’s brilliant designs, as well as contributions from my incredibly creative mother and sister. One of my favorite touches was a gift from my sister, a 60′s-inspired concert poster for our wedding day, which hung prominently above the dessert station in the barn. By the time the lights went down after a powerful encore of the Rolling Stones’ “Shine a Light”, we truly felt like the stars of the show, fully enveloped in love and music, and setting the stage for our new life ahead.

Photography: Jenna Marie Photography | Cinematography: Thomas Hughes Films | Event Design: Courtney Cargile For A Savvy Event | Event Planning: A Savvy Event | Floral Design: FleurEssence | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Invitations: Reb Peters Press | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG Max Azria | Catering: Alex's Catering | Hair and Makeup: It's a Date at the Powder Room- Sheilah Peterson | Band: All Star Jukebox | Ceremony Music: Amethyst Trio | Dessert: Batter Bakery | Gelato Cart: Cafe Scooteria | Graphic Design: Krissy Daily | Lighting Design: Got Light | Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events | Rentals: La Tavola | Transportation: California Wine Tours | Wedding Venue: Cornerstone Sonoma

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Colorful Viansa Winery Wedding

When famed sportscaster Matt Vasgersian ties the knot to one very beautiful bride at the Viansa Winery, we call that a reason to celebrate.  And when that breathtaking day happens to include vibrant red and orange florals from Michael Daigian Design, a yummy cake from Crisp Bake Shop and one heartwarming moment after another captured by Jen Philips, well… happy Thursday, lovelies.  See it all here.


From Jen Philips Photography… First, a little on the couple: Matt Vasgersian is a sports newscaster on MLB Network, and an incredibly genuine and sweet guy, too. Kimberly is his gorgeous, down-to-earth, incredibly sweet wife (now) with two lovely daughters from a previous marriage, and the couple are both currently living in New York.

Their wedding was an elegant, classy day at Viansa Winery in Sonoma, with spots of bold red mixed with blacks, pale oranges and linen. Their ceremony was a gorgeous Armenian Orthodox celebration inside the Viansa cellar (loved it!). I loved cake by Crisp Bake Shop – wrapped in macaroons!

Photographer: Jen Philips Photography | Florist: Michael Daigian Design | Cake: Crisp Bake Shop | Caterer: Sage Catering | Hair: Lauthr Salon | Band: City Lights Band With Wine Country Entertainment | Getting Ready: Greystone Estate | Wedding & Reception: Viansa Winery

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