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Urban Rustic Wedding in Los Angeles

Intimate and easy-going, this duo wanted their day to feel like a special family gathering. Their grand vision? A day filled with long Petals & Pop garlands, personalized calligraphy a la the Bride herself, and homemade jam favors. Every detail was seamlessly snapped up by onelove photography, and it’s all waiting right here!

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From The Bride… We are both very private and quite shy at times. We wanted our wedding to feel intimate and easy-going to minimize our stress and to make our special day feel like a special family gathering. What was most important to us was sharing that time with the people we cared about, eating good food, and dancing the night away.

We were so excited about the long garlands that Petals & Pop designed for the event — they kept our tables simple and beautiful. I also took a calligraphy class with Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls at Poketo and practiced on our invites during the months leading up. I could still use much more practice, but I felt very proud of the name cards and that personal touch.

It is easy to become a perfectionist as you are planning a wedding. We were very specific (a.k.a. picky) about many of the details we wanted, down to the way we covered our homemade jam favors. Many of the things we had planned did not come together the way we expected that day, but it did not matter. Come up with a grand vision, but don’t spend too much time sweating the details!

Sarah’s favorite memory: I have two. One was dancing with Adam right before the music turned off for the night. During the months leading up to the wedding, we played the Beach House song “I’ll Take Care Of You” over and over again in anticipation of it. It was so exciting when we finally got to dance to it as husband and wife. And of course, the flash mob dance we planned with our friends to “Take On Me” — I never thought we could actually do it!

Adam’s favorite memory: The whole ceremony. We kept it short, but sweet. We had been nervous about having to deliver our vows in front of everyone (neither of us being natural public speakers), but once we were up there it came so easily and both of us avoided bawling our eyes out. Seeing Sarah come down the aisle was a dream come true and the feeling immediately after the recessional was so exciting (mixed with a sense of relief that it had actually come together after all the planning).

Photography: onelove photography | Coordination: Rose Forbes Of Two Tree Events | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Stationary: Saint John Street Press | Caterer: Brown Bag LA | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Ceremony And Reception: Huron Substation | Florals: Petals & Pop | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Shoe Designer: Swedish Hasbeens

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Whimsical Wedding Inspiration at Vista Valley Country Club

This incredibly fun photo shoot by Shane & Lauren Photography might be one of the best ways to kick off a new week. With colorful blooms by Isari Flower Studio + Event Design, we’re transported to a whimsical wedding with lace teepees filled with sweet treats and the chicest carved wooden placemats… that I’m left craving for my own home. Start your week off right with all of this fun right here.

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From Isari Flower Studio + Event Design… Vista Valley Country Club was the perfect backdrop for this fun and innovative photo shoot designed and coordinated by White Lace Events & Design. Bringing together a true dream team of vendors the goal was to highlight upcoming trends for 2015 in an unconventional way. From a lace dessert teepee, to a dinner table in a more commonly used ceremony location, and a ceremony backdrop created of iron gates this shoot takes traditional wedding elements and adds an unexpected twist. Isari Flower Studio and Adore Folklore brought the scene to life with vibrant, lush florals and one of a kind furniture (did we mention the teepee and cake by Sweet Cheeks Baking Company!) that truly highlighted each unique detail from custom wooden cutting board placemats provided by Grace and Salt, mixed pattern and textured table settings and amazing lighting options! Lucky To Be In Love added the finishing touches to the table with garden inspired paper goods. With the bride and groom clad in Nicole Miller and Combat Gentleman, and hair and make-up by Audra Rene and Elizabeth Root the romantic scene was set! Our couple, so very much in love dressed in the magnificent bridal and groom changing rooms at Vista Valley – think fainting couch, elegant chandelier and grand mirror for her, and a stunning Italian inspired library for him. The day was completed with an adorable flower girl, wearing the most fantastic flower crown, bridesmaid, groomsman and officiant – a truly intimate experience any couple would dream about. All captured by the truly talented Shane and Lauren Photography, a simply magical day! Taking the vibrant garden, Parisian inspiration to a whole new level, this shoot plays with color, texture, romance and whimsy.

Photography: Shane And Lauren Photography | Coordination: White Lace Events & Design | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio + Event Design | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Makeup: Elizabeth Root | Hair: Audra Rene Studio | Groom's Attire: Combatant Gentleman | Custom Wood Placemats: Grace And Salt | Paper Goods: Lucky To Be In Love | Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Wedding Venue: Vista Valley Country Club

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Traditionally Elegant La Jolla Wedding

After seven years together this duo wanted their day under the sun and by the sea. The result? A relaxed coastal getaway at the hands of Esoteric Events complete with bouquets of lush Krista Jon blooms, ethereal Amsale gowns, and gorgeous sequined La Tavola linens. Set against the organic Garden Courtyard, Emily Blake captured a gallery illustrating the joy, right here!

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From Esoteric EventsI can not say enough amazing things about Cayla and Tyler! I was absolutely honored to have been chosen to be by their side during the planning process and on the wedding day. The ceremony took place in the Garden Courtyard of the Estancia Hotel with all their family and friends in attendance and it was pure magic. Cayla looked breathtaking in her Nardos Imam gown accompanied by a bouquet of lush flowers and etherial hair. After the ceremony guests sipped on cocktails while listening to Israel Maldonaldo playing the spanish guitar. Guests then entered the reception at sunset and danced the night away to the PG Band under warm candlelight tones.

From the beautiful Bride… There were only a few prerequisites my husband and I noted as we first deliberated our nuptials a few days after the whirlwind of our engagement. His ideal wedding would be “small(ish), summer, feels like us.” Mine: “warm, and in California.” Growing up in SoCal, I could hardly consider any other place to get married than under the sun and by the sea. But having lived and fallen in love in Dallas, with a fiancé hailing from Kansas City, I hoped he would be as open to the idea of a wedding 1,500 miles away. Thankfully, all parties were keen on the idea of a summer getaway to the coast to say “I do,” and La Jolla ended up being the most beautiful destination to do so.

When it came down to venue for our ceremony and reception, we agreed it would be ideal to have both in the same location as the hotel where our guests could stay in order to create the “vacationing with friends” setting we had hoped for. After dating seven years, we were thrilled at the opportunity to unite all our friends and family from across the country who have supported us throughout our journey as a couple to celebrate altogether. Estancia La Jolla, nestled right up the hill from downtown La Jolla village, proved to be the perfect host to our gathering, providing both an incredible backdrop for the celebration and elegant accommodations for our guests.

Planning is something I’ve always loved to do for my friends – parties, showers, group gatherings—you name it, I love to flush out the details. But when it came to planning our own wedding, I was overjoyed to take a backseat (okay, maybe passenger seat!) and let Esoteric Events take the reins of our big day. Our vision was so easily translated that I felt completely assured the day would be just as casually glamorous as I had hoped: a juxtaposition of a lush, organic backdrop highlighting the natural beauty of California with luxurious hints of my favorite color: sparkles! I envisioned a backdrop of neutrals with touches of glitz and soft pops of color throughout, and Krista Jon for Archive helped to create the perfect culmination of the two within our floral arrangements. Our cocktail and reception areas were accented with gorgeous gold-sequined linens from La Tavola, and the mercury glass and candlelight pieces from Archive Rentals created a beautifully-lit reception. Each detail came together to create a relaxed and refined celebration that felt just “like us” (as per the groom’s requirements!). And it wouldn’t have been a party without the help of PG Band, who held helped keep the dance floor rockin’ well into the wee hours of the morning!

It’s hard to believe after a little over a year of planning our wedding has already come and gone, but we were so lucky to have our incredibly supportive group of loved ones surrounding us through the best weekend of our lives. We couldn’t be more thankful to the vendors and friends who helped create such magical memories. Thank you for sharing in our joy!

Photography: Emily Blake Photography | Floral Design: Krista Jon | Wedding Dress: Nardos Imam For Stanley Korshak | Cake: Hey There, Cupcake! | Ceremony Venue: Garden Courtyard | Reception Venue: La Jolla Ballroom | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair & Makeup: 1011 Makeup | Lighting: Five Star Visual | Band: PG Band | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Ceremony Music: Israel Maldonaldo | Bridal Party Robes: Personalized Brides | Coordination & Design: Esoteric Events | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Tanning: Plush Tan | Wedding Rings & Bands: Matthew Trent

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