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Outdoor Art Gallery Wedding in Miami

In Miami there lies a pretty art gallery that happens to have one very fabulous green garden. It’s a space transformed by Danielle Cipriani and Unearthed Vintage into a coconut toting, family style reception who’s laid back, simple details only add to the overall beauty of the day. Take one look at the gallery captured by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography and you’ll be smitten too.

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From The Bride…Miami was always where we envisioned getting married. I am the editor of racked.com and Andy is the CFO of jugofresh. We are in New York City, and Miami was our first trip together as a couple. When we moved here more than four years later, it seemed fated. When you’re our age (early 30s), you’ve been to more than a dozen weddings, and you’ve drawn up a list of likes and don’t likes. We both agreed we wanted the event to feel like a casual backyard dinner–just a bit more sophisticated. The M Building in Miami’s Wynwood, an underused space that doubles as an art gallery, was a perfect match. Since our guests were flying in from all over the country, we wanted to make the night really fun and relaxed for them, too. Our friends at Coconut Cartel made custom coconuts for people to enjoy when they arrived, which really helped set the mood. The entire night was incredible, but the ceremony was really the highlight. We met Levi Felix, our officiant, when we went on a digital detox [thedigitaldetox.org] retreat outside San Francisco a few years ago. He was such an amazing and genuinely warm and kind person, and we were thrilled when he agreed to travel all the way to Florida for our wedding.

Photography: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography | Wedding Gown: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: House Of V | Catering: JugoFresh | DJ: DJ Wasabi | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Levi Felix | Coconuts: Coconut Cartel | Drinks: September Wines & Spirits Wines | Jewelery: Satomi Kawakita | Planning: Danielle Cipriani | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Venue: The M Building

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Late Summer Romance in Santa Barbara

Romance is a given when it comes to weddings, but lace draped tables, wine and garden roses definitely ups the ante. This recipe crafted by SR Hogue and Soigne Productions makes for the most romantic of outdoor affairs. Just add Anna Costa behind the lens and that al fresco affair turns into one crazy gorgeous collection of photographs. Click here for more.

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From Michael & Anna Costa Photography….Libras can be described as indecisive, but when this Libra couple (born on the same day in October) saw their wedding venue on a rainy February day, they knew immediately this was the perfect spot for their late summer Santa Barbara wedding. Mike, having grown up in Santa Barbara, introduced Krista to this beautiful coastal city during weekend road trips to visit his family and friends – a short distance from Los Angeles, where the couple resides.

It was important to Krista and Mike that their love of music, artistic sense and love of family and friends be woven into their wedding day. Starting with photos for their Save the Date, Krista’s younger brother snapped images of the couple around the Silver Lake neighborhood where they fell in love several years earlier. Krista worked with her parents to create the wedding invites, menu cards, and programs which all incorporated hand drawn images from her dad and copy drafted by her mom. Mike’s sister baked their delicious four-tier wedding cake and Mike music directed the entire event. He selected each song for keyboard (played by a special family friend), the lower courtyard reception play list, and worked with their close friend Charlie Cole who is the lead singer of the band Famous For Nothing, for live reception music. The biggest surprise of the night for Krista was when Mike jumped on stage and played guitar with the band, which had the entire wedding rocking for the remainder of the night.

The couple had a grand exit, hugging and kissing their guests good-bye as everyone waved streamers and rang bells. Krista and Mike were peddled away on a bicycle Pedi cab into the streets of downtown Santa Barbara.

Photography: Michael & Anna Costa Photography ~ Anna Costa | Floral Design: SR Hogue | Catering: Pure Joy | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Coordination: Soigne Productions | Hair & Make-Up: La Rouge | Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals | Transportation: Santa Barbara Pedicab | Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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Camera Ready Tips for your Wedding Day from Invisalign®

Getting married with a gorgeous smile in tow is high up on the priority list for most Brides and now with the the help of Invisalign® and their fabulous clear, removable aligners, putting your best smile forward has never been easier. But don’t take my word for it. Have a look at this video featuring our very own gorgeous Bride-to-be, Melissa. She is breaking down some easy tips for prepping for your moment in front of the camera.

 

It’s your time to shine bright and with Invisalign and these camera ready tips, that gorgeous smile will be a major show-stopper. Trust us.

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