It’s no secret we love a berry colored wedding palette any time of year. So when Jose Villa sent us this insanely gorgeous affair designed by Joanne Lue Events…let’s just say it was hard to keep our cool. Featuring elements of wood and stone, hand-dyed linens, ceramic dinnerware, and sweet personalized notes to each guest, there are so many take-aways to inspire a bespoke celebration of your own.
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From Joanne Lue Events…Meeting a couple like Jess and Matt was a dream – worldly and humble, the two met in business school in Philadelphia and fell in love during their travels around the world and shared a sweet bond over a love of music.
The two live in San Francisco so much of their design inspiration came from Northern California influences – raw and organic elements of wood and stone, hand-dyed linens from Silk and Willow, and ceramic dinnerware from The Ark Rentals, all beautifully shot by Jose Villa.
Their wedding was personal and intimate – Jess and Matt hand wrote individual notes to each of their wedding guests that were tucked into each escort card. As a nod to their love of live music, they named their tables after the many concert venues they had been to together over the years. Guests dined among hanging candlelight, bold jewel toned florals from Cherries Flowers, under an arbor of hundred year old trees. Dinner was a true farm to table feast with tomatoes picked directly from the on-site gardens. And as frequent hosts, Jess and Matt indulged their guests with their favorite foods – cupcakes in lieu of a wedding cake, gourmet bread baskets served with multiple flavors of butter, polenta, and desserts from Jess’s childhood of sesame mochi.
Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cinematography: Daniel Chae | Event Design: Joanne Lue Events | Event Planning: Joanne Lue Events | Floral Design: Cherries Flowers | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Cupcakes: Sibby's Cupcakery | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: The Glamourist | Lighting: Got Light | DJ: Boutique DJs | Groom's Attire: Canali | Venue: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Bride's Accessories: Perfect Details | Furniture Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Invitations, Stationery + Calligraphy: Oh My Deer Handmades | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Silk Accessories: Silk & Willow | Tabletop Rentals: Frances Lane | Tabletop Rentals: The Ark Event Rentals
One thing we know for certain? Finding the right diamonds for THE big day is an absolute art form. Especially if you are in search of conflict-free jewels that are as eco-friendly as they are beautiful. So today we’re turning it over to our friends at Ada Diamonds for three tips on rockin’ lab grown diamonds on your wedding day… and beyond. Find out how below.
Start with the Ring
First step? Find that conflict-free engagement ring that will make your heart happy. Think breathtaking, bespoke diamonds that are everything you’ve ever wanted… and so much more. With Ada Diamonds, you can create that dream, absolutely-can’t-stop-staring-at-it ring with a diamond that is chemically and structurally identical to mined diamonds, yet socially and environmentally friendly in ways that mined diamonds aren’t. We love.
Make It Official
It starts with the engagement ring, but Ada Diamonds’ made-to-order wedding bands for men AND women are just as beautiful. I’m talking colorless diamonds, fancy colored diamonds and gorgeous metal options, like platinum, white + rose + yellow gold and black rhodium gold. Ada Diamonds can even duplicate an existing wedding band to make an anniversary band! Ada Diamonds also offers their unique Strong Collection featuring rings made of a polycrystalline diamond material, Polydiamond, that makes every. last. piece in the collection seriously strong and unscratchable. In other words? All of the options are absolutely stunning AND an awesome + vegan friendly way to say “I do” to your special someone.
Don’t Forget the Other Bling
Your ring finger isn’t the only place that deserves a little diamond love on the Big Day. With Ada Diamonds’ Delicate Collection, those conflict-free cultured diamonds can make an appearance as necklaces, earrings and bracelets, as well. Not to mention that they make a perfect gift for your bridesmaids, mother and soon-to-be mother-in-law… whether that’s on wedding day or a special something for the holidays!
Visit Ada Diamonds today to find that special piece of conflict-free jewelry that you’ve always dreamt of. Your eco-friendly ring? It’s waiting, loves.
Don’t forget to use the code STYLEMEPRETTY10 for 10% off any the Delicate and Strong ready-to-wear collection pieces at adadiamonds.com. Looking for a bespoke piece? Mention the coupon code to your Diamond Concierge during the design process to receive 10% off your entire fine jewelry order. Happy shopping!
Whether big or small, weddings these days are all about the details and we’ve fallen big time for celebrations that merge minimalism with the modern day soiree. Think monochromatic blooms with a modern twist, or added texture with gorgeous greenery and wildly beautiful bouquets styled to a T. From clean lines to luxe materials, we’ve rounded up how you can get the ‘minimal’ look without sacrificing major style on your big day.
The Seating Chart
It’s public knowledge that everything Greg Finck captures is pure perfection, but add in the largely talented Branco Prata on hand styling every detail to perfect? Well that’s just a downright dream. Take this lovelier than ever inspiration as proof and see it all firsthand in The Vault!
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From Greg Finck… This is the inspiration shoot behind the 2nd edition of Greg Finck Workshop, which occured last May in Provence. Greg Finck Workshop is a 3-days retreat for wedding photographers. The purpose of this retreat is to guide and help wedding photographers to find their way in a saturated wedding photography industry. Days are composed of learning technic and business principle, as well as shooting. We always try to think out of the box at Greg Finck Workshop, and that’s how we came up with this ballerina wedding inspiration.
From Sofia Ferreira of Branco Prata… As creatives in wedding industry we have a constant need to improve our aesthetic, overcome our fears and evolve. Our creative inner voice wants to be challenged and we truly want to experiment new concepts and above all present meaningful designs and imagery that truly reflects who we are. That is why we decided on breaking some barriers, be adventurous and explore unfamiliar grounds… Body language is the unconscious and conscious transmission and interpretation of feelings, attitudes, and moods, through: i) body posture, movement, physical state, position and relationship to other bodies, objects and surroundings, and ii) facial expression and eye movement. This transmission and interpretation can be quite different to the spoken words.” Sofia Ferreira, Branco Prata
If you’re a wedding photographer and interested in attending the next edition of Greg Finck Workshop, registries are now open and you can find more information here.
Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Cinematography: Pascal Delé Filmaker | Styling + Design: Brancoprata | Floral Design: Laetitia C. - fleurs d'atelier | Hair + Makeup: Camille Bonardi | Venue: Les Domaines De Patras | Bodysuit + Dress + Fashion Stylist: Rime Arodaky | Ribbons + Linens: Orchidee De Soie