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A Fairytale Wedding at the Most Magical Spot in Malibu

If yesterday’s Malibu Rocky Oaks fete didn’t convince you to add this spot to your dream wedding venue list, today’s whimsical celebration will—without a doubt—send you over the edge. Bloomingirls Wedding made sure the day went off without a hitch and the magical pink and blue palette will have you feeling as if you’re floating in the clouds. With stunning captures and a film by C & C Photography, you’ll want to carve out a good chunk of your day for this one.

1.Tell us a little about you and Ziyin and how you met, fell in love and got engaged!

We met in Los Angeles, a city of romance. As schoolmates, we took the same classes. As close friends, we shared many hobbies. As foodies, we would like to explore delicacies at every corner of LA. Then we fell in love, becoming the sweetest couple among our friends. Everybody called us “bubbles” and were always saying they could see bubbles surrounding us when we showed up together!

On a starry night, we were wandering in Palace of Fine Arts. I heard beautiful violin song, which lead us to the centre of the dome. I saw him getting down on one knee with a shiny engagement ring, surrounded by beautiful petals and candles. In the meantime, our friends were hiding behind the pillars and sharing the sweet moment with us. We’ll never forget that day.

2.How would you describe your wedding day?

I’ve always wanted a fairytale wedding. One that can be remembered even when we are getting old and one that can be told proudly to our children. I was so anxious when I woke up on that day and I cried: What if I made silly mistakes? What if I ruined the day I had dedicated so much? Ziyin was surprisingly supportive and helpful! He answered: I will make everything perfect for you today. Don’t worry and enjoy! It’s your day!

He promised and he kept his promise. I was told after the wedding day there were some unexpected but nobody even leaked a word to me! I was so honored as I was loved by so many people: my beloved husband, my parents, and my friends — they made the perfect day just for me! The day was a pure happiness, a love story becoming true, a relationship that’s blessed by our closest and loved people. Everything was just perfect: the breeze through the mountains, the warm and gentle sunlight that casts our shadow on the ground, the dimed light over the pool…

3.What is your favorite memory of the day as husband?

It must be the first look. I was standing at the end of the stairs, and I knew she will walk down the stairs and pat my shoulder. There were many people looking at me, which made me a little bit nervous. I told myself, please be prepared, it would be awkward to cry in front of families and friends. But when I looked back at her, I froze, then I cried like a baby, forgetting everything around me. I used to have hundreds of imaginations on how she would look like on a wedding dress, but none of them can be even close to my first look at her.

4.What’s your favorite memory of the day as wife?

The dance by the pool! I was so worried that I might step on my wedding dress and fall. We even changed our choreography on that day! But at the time the music started and we held each other’s hand and walked to the audience, my fear just magically faded away! All I remembered was we were turning and swinging to the music, looking in each other’s eyes, until the cheers brought us back to reality.

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From Bloomingirls Wedding… Fairytale weddings always happens in a castle? What about a private luxury winery at the top of Malibu mountains? From full floral circle arch to the infinite pool, from customized crown votive candles to the LED balloon send off. This Malibu Rocky Oaks wedding sets the definition of magical and romantic. We all have seen the sky color right after sunset – the perfect hue mixed with different shades of pink and blue, which slips away before you can capture it. With the stunning backdrop of magical sky, this unique color palette creates a dream come true wedding for our bride and groom.

Photography: C & C Photography | Cinematography: C & C Photography | Event Planning: Bloomingirlswedding | Florist: Xobloom | Lighting: Voxdj | Rentals: Hannah Jutting of Premiere Party Rents | makeup artist and hair styling: Yi Bridal | winery: Malibu Rocky Oaks

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A Pinterest Board Brought to Life, With Not One but Three Dresses

Sometimes, Pinterest board dreams really do come true like today’s absolutely stunning and overwhelmingly romantic wedding at Khayangan Estate in BaliThe couple who reconnected when they literally bumped into each other on the streets of Hong Kong, said ‘I Do’ overlooking the Indian Ocean which made for an epic ceremony! With multiple dresses and colorful arrangements, KC Chan Photography had no shortage of photo opp’s like draping, string lights, and neverending reception tables, coordinated by Bali Dream Day. Be sure to check out the video for a cameo by the groom as he serenades his bride…I may have shed a tear or two!

From KC Chan PhotographyCrystal and Alvin met during their university days but they quickly lost communication for years and by chance, the two literally bumped into each other in the streets of Hong Kong, and they reconnected and as they say…the rest was history.

The wedding ceremony was held in the lovely gardens of Khayangan Estate in Bali, which was placed on high cliff tops that provide a grand view of the Indian Ocean. An absolutely stunning way to exchange vows and share their first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. 

Crystal stunningly walked down the aisle to a romantic violin and ukelele rendition of the song “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” played by the groom’s friends. Everything was perfect, exactly how Alvin envisioned it to be as the most beautiful moment.

Another extremely personal and emotional moment was a surprise performance by the groom to his bride. Everyone was in tears!

Crystal and Alvin’s dreamy wedding in Bali was like a Pinterest board transcribed into reality – it truly was a wedding to remember.

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Photography: KC Chan Photography | Videography: KC Chan Photography | Planner: Bali Dream Day | Wedding Gown: Liz Martinez (by Kinsley James) | Decoration: Bali Event Styling | Hair & Make-up: Yeanne Makeup Art | Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Khayangan Estate

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Disney’s Tangled Fans Need to See This Inspired Fairytale Wedding

When the bride and groom couldn’t find the perfect place to tie the knot, they quickly realized there’s just no place like home. Shannon Leahy Events brought their intimate, romantic vision to life on the bride’s 2,000 acre family ranch and the results are absolutely breathtaking. They exchanged vows under a gazebo the bride’s father built just for the wedding (cue the waterworks) and danced the night away under strings of lanterns as a subtle nod to Disney’s Tangled. The entire day captured by Larissa Cleveland Photography can only be described as a fairytale, don’t miss out on the full gallery of images for major inspiration!

From the Bride… Planning a wedding that feels unique to yourself is a challenging and invigorating process, especially for California-casuals like Jeff and me. We generally are much more interested in hiking or sweatpants than getting dolled up and dancing, so we wanted to strike a balance between a wonderfully glamorous event (it was our wedding, after all), and something that felt comfortable and fit our personalities. Looking through potential places for our venue, we kept ruling things out. We wanted something bigger, we wanted to fit more people, we thought it would be too cold- until finally we decided on something that truly was home. My parents were so excited to hear that we wanted to have our wedding at “Siberia,” our family’s ranch house out in Valley Springs, CA. Siberia was always a big part of our lives for family events such as Thanksgiving and big friend events like New Years, so many of our guests were quick to say they were so excited about the best Siberia party- EVER. Already feeling at home in our location helped so many things to fall into place.

This was our family’s place, and we wanted to make the event feel like our own as well. Jeff, not liking traditional ties, decided on Bolo ties to help capture our California ranch aesthetic. All of our siblings were part of our wedding party, and our wedding parties did the traditional things we do to make each other comfortable and less stressed- cups of tea for a calming moment with the bridal party, and a trip to Taco Bell as a delightful contrast to the actually delicious food later for the groomsmen. Seeing each other for the first time, all dressed up, under the tree where we regularly go watch the sunset brought back so many magical memories, and created so many more. Our friends ministered for the ceremony, and could not have captured the spirit of our relationship better.

Jeff and I started dating on Cinco de Mayo, so we decided to tie the knot that weekend, and we had the best tacos ever and cute mini margaritas at the cocktail reception. Dinner, dancing, and more dancing was wonderful and we really enjoyed our day with everyone- we felt just as relaxed as we would at any other party, but overwhelmed with excitement and happiness. Every detail we decided helped us feel like a true celebration of our relationship, our families, and the lives we love to live.

From Shannon LeahyMado and Jeff approached us with a wonderful challenge for their wedding – to produce a beautiful, romantic event in Siberia, their family ranch set on 2,000 acres about 3 hours outside of San Francisco. Mado ( Madeleine ) is a romantic at heart, loves flowers and had in mind a palette of cream, blush and thistle blue. Ceremony would be down by the pond in a gazebo that her father built for the wedding. With her 4 sisters and best friend as bridesmaids in beautiful blue dresses and Jeff’s groomsmen in bolo ties (Mado had them specially made), the two said I Do in front of all their loved ones in a beautifully whimsical ceremony officiated by two of their best friends. The cocktail hour cantina tent had delicious margaritas, a taco bar and tons of gorgeous passed hors d’oeuvres. One request the Bride had was for a recreation of the candlelit lantern scene from the Disney movie Tangled, so we hung a ton of lanterns over a greenery adorned trellis that was constructed for the event over the dancefloor and floated orbs in the pool.

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photographer: Larissa Cleveland Photography | Event Planning: Shannon Leahy Events | Floral Design: Shannon Leahy Events | Catering: Componere Fine Catering | hair and makeup: Maria Chang, Professional Makeup Artistry | lighting: Got Light | band: Dart Collective | music: Starlite Strings | paper: Anticipate Invitations | photobooth: TME events | rentals: Standard Party Rentals | rentals: Zephyr Tents | signage: Arrow Art Studio | stylist: Jaime Cole | video: Reel Eyes Media

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If You Want the Best Views in Malibu, Get Married Here!

If a truly stunning backdrop is a must-have on your wedding wishlist, I urge you to take a visit to Malibu Rocky Oaks. Although, I don’t think it’ll take much convincing after you get a peek at this breathtaking affair from Rebecca Yale and XOXO Weddings. The views are expansive and grand, fitting for a magnificent kind of love. Please, please visit the full gallery when you’re done scrolling below—it is packed with SO much more, my friends!

From Rebecca Yale Photography… Christina and James were married on a beautiful Summer day in Malibu, CA surrounded by their closest friends and family as well as their two adorable Corgi’s Max and Dory. The wedding date had extra special meaning as it was also their dog Max’s second birthday! The bride wore an embellished Amsale gown that blended perfectly with the white and green florals of the day. The groom wore a navy blue tux and they donned their pups in formal wear as well with a bowtie for Max and a floral wreath for Dory. They had cookies made to look like both dogs in their wedding outfits, which were placed at each seat at the reception as a favor for their guests to take home. The bridesmaids all wore sky blue and carried similar bouquets to the bride’s with a mix of white flowers and greenery. Christina says, “We wanted a classic, but still unique, wedding aesthetic and theme. We specifically did not want the typical blush / dusty rose colors, so we chose a hint of whisper blue to go with my blue Amsale dress details (along with the classic green and white flowers).”

The couple picked their venue based on the unique helipad ceremony location, the famous rock photo location, and the 270-degree views during dinner and cocktails. “No other venue was as stunning in our opinion,” said Christina. The bride and groom said their I Do’s in the late afternoon on the helipad of Malibu Rocky Oaks Private Estate, reading their own custom written vows and cracking each other up along the way. Christina says, “My favorite memory is probably our officiant’s speech / script throughout our ceremony, as well as our vows. I found our officiant’s speech was not only engaging and lighthearted, but also very personal — similar to how our vows were structured as well. This was also James’s favorite memory. It was also quite memorable how [our groomsmen] Nate had to carry our younger corgi, Max, down the aisle since the little guy was just not having it that day! “

After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktail hour out on the terrace of the estate, enjoying cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres before making their way to the pool area for the dinner, which was set up as two long tables under billowing pieces of white silk for shade. Guests were all also given white parasols to use during the ceremony and dinner for some extra shade on the hot summer day. Towards the end of dinner Christina and James made their way up the famous rock at MRO to take the iconic sunset photo. James said of the moment, ” my second favorite memory would actually be the ~5 minutes Christina and I had waiting for the sun to go down on the rock. It was just about the only moment we had all day, just the two of us, with nothing to do — just stand in each other’s arms and enjoy an incredible view.”

The evening ended inside the mansion with dancing, cake and an epic donut wall. The couple even surprised their pup Max with a doggy birthday cake after their first dance and then the bride made her way to the second floor to toss her bouquet down into the crowd from the balcony. Christina said, “I will have to say a close second [favorite moment] would be the bouquet toss. My friend Sonia really went for that bouquet — all I could see when I turned around after tossing it was the aftermath of multiple flying petals in the air (haha!). Funny enough, she got engaged roughly 10 days later while in Norway!” Their friends enjoyed the warm summer evening, taking advantage of the balcony once again to enjoy the view and eat some delicious late night snacks like S’mores and donuts.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Videography: Daniel Chae | Event Planning: XOXO Weddings | Florist: THE LITTLE BRANCH | Caterer: RoomForty | Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang | DJ: Extreme DJ | Favors: Busy Bee Sweets | Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks | Paper Goods : Simply Stated Stationery | Rentals: A Rental Connection

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A Dining Room Revamp for Former Bachelor Star Amanda Stanton

This dining room revamp so embodies the sunny beach vibes of Southern California and it’s perfect for one of our favorite Bachelor Stars, Amanda Stanton. She teamed up with Lulu & Georgia to infuse her home with bright, kid-friendly decor that still falls firmly in the bohemian chic category. Guess what? They nailed it! Tour the full space captured by Monica Wang right here!

What is your inspiration when it comes to decorating your home?

I feel like my inspiration comes from so many different things. The So Cal lifestyle & having a house full of girly girls definitely influences my interior decorating style. I also follow a lot of amazing interior decorators on Instagram and watch a lot of HGTV (Joanna Gaines is everything.)

How would you best describe your home style and aesthetic?

My home style and aesthetic is very clean, modern, girly and boho-chic.

What obstacles did you have when it came to deciding your dining room decor? How did you come to a happy medium?

An obstacle I faced with my dining room was making sure it was kid friendly. I loved the idea of white upholstered chairs but knew it wasn’t practical with kids. Haha! I needed something that was sturdy and easy to clean, but also pretty and stylish. The white table and wood bench are perfect!

What is your number one brunch rule?

Always have sweet and savory options & a 90/10 champagne to OJ ratio.

If you were to choose a group of gals to brunch together, who would it be?

My group of girl friends! They’re the best!

Describe in one word how you would want people to feel when they walk into your home.

Happy! Natural light is very important to me. I love how bright my home is. And the pops of color & fun prints put me in a good mood. I hope it does the same for everyone else!

Dining Room Sources

Sarala Blue Rug | Adina Oval Dining Table | Enya Dining Chair | Williams Dining Bench | Amundson Brown Bowl | Adelise Glass Pitcher | Cornelia Gold Plates | Pacifica Serving Tray | Metallic Dipped Horn Vase | Adelise Glasses | Lex Octagon Presentation Board | Marina Del Ray Beach Print | Venice Beach Roller Skates Print | Sunset Palms Print | Albany Fur Pillow | Dekla Faux Fur Pillow in Blush | Cristiana Woven Throw | Masika Pillow


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Photography: Monica Wang | Decor: Lulu & Georgia

This Bachelorette has the winning combo for a Stunning Living Room

You may know Becca Tilley as one of the coolest girls to ever come out of The Bachelor without a ring but now you will forever know her as that cool girl with the killer living room. She teamed up with Lulu & Georgia to revamp her main lounge space and the result is so deserving of the final rose. From tufted to gilded, tour the transformation shot by Monica Wang  plus grab Becca’s tips for your own revamp adventures below.

1. Pin it to win it

Before I even shopped or picked out decor for my living room makeover, I turned to Pinterest. It really helped me hone in on my personal home style. After pinning several glam living rooms and half-boho, I realized I wanted to fuse the two styles together, turning my living room into a California Boho/Glam setting.


My extreme-makeover status required extra hands on deck, and I wasn’t afraid to reach out for opinions. I had a clear idea of what I wanted, and when I showed the girls at Lulu & Georgia, they made some suggestions I wasn’t considering before. The total outcome was a collaborative effort, and my dream Pinterest living room came to life.

3. Stick to the neutrals

This was ultimately my mantra. I thought I wanted a fun, colorful couch, but I realized that it would be difficult to style around a loud-colored couch. The main furniture pieces are all neutral, and if I ever feel like sprucing things up, I can just change out the throw pillows or the smaller decor items.

4. Get a rug

Wow, did this make a difference. A rug wasn’t at the forefront of my mind, but when I had nothing but the couch and chairs, something was missing. When I added the Safina rug, it brightened up the entire room and brought it to life.

5. Try weird combos

Home decor and interior design is so fun to play around with, so you can’t be afraid to try new things. Sometimes combinations look so much different in real life than they do in a moodboard or in your head. The day I set everything up, I tried to think outside the box and mixed and matched colors that I never thought would go together. I was also lugging chairs from one side of the room to another just to see what it would look like. It was an experimental process for sure, but I loved the turnout in the end!



Photography: Monica Wang | Decor and Styling: Lulu & Georgia | Home of: Becca Tilley

DIY Rope Ottomans

We vote this the prettiest use for an old tire ever in the history of tires. Dreamed up for Abby’s most recent Today Show appearance, it makes the perfect perch for your sunroom, patio or summer get-together. Literally all you need is rope, a tire, a few simple tools and time. A nice glass of rosé helps too. Find all the instructions, a.k.a. four simple steps below!

MaterialsAn old tire (check your local junkyard or auto shop if you don’t have one lying around!)
Sisal rope (about 150′ of 3/8″ thick rope, or 100′ of 1″ thick rope)
50′ of 3/8″ nylon rope
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Sealer & paintbrush (optional)

step-1Wrap the tire around with nylon rope, so that the rope criss crosses in every direction and you form a nice, taut cover for the open sides of the tire. Tie the rope to itself to hold tightly in place.

step-2Beginning at the edge of one side of the tire, wrap the sisal rope around the tire and hot glue to the nylon rope as you go. Keep wrapping until the entire sides of the tire are covered.

step-3Continue wrapping when you reach the top of the tire, forming concentric circles across the nylon rope base. You’ll need to glue the sisal rope to itself as well as to the nylon rope as you go. When you reach the center of the top of the tire, trim the excess rope and glue the end in place.

step-4You can paint the rope with a light coat of sealer if you’re planning on keeping your ottoman outside.’


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How to Blend Traditional Elegance with Island Style at Your Destination Wedding

This California couple took to the islands to celebrate their “I do’s”! From the ombre “be our guest” escort card display to the al fresco reception with ocean views in a sea of powder blue – everything about this stunning seaside affair was planned to perfection by Bespoke Destination Events! Bella Bloom Floral Boutique created lush arrangements full of bright pink dahlias and creamy roses. At the end of the night, their lucky guests were surprised by fire dancers and a shaved ice truck (okay, we’re officially jealous!) Don’t miss a moment over at the full gallery captured perfectly by Ana Delores Photography!

From Anna DeloresWhen Sydney and Mark first met over nine years ago, it was while searching for a class they were both taking at Moorpark College. It turned into their “accidental first date” when they (quickly and easily) gave up looking for the classroom in favor of dinner together instead. We love this “meet cute!”

When Mark decided to propose, he planned a girls’ day out for Sydney and Taylor (Sydney’s maid of honor, who was also in on Mark’s secret). Bride-to-be Sydney thought they were just going shopping for a trip to Vegas, but because Mark was planning to propose, he just wanted her to have a fun day of pampering first. Sydney had a few hours to buy a dress, and Mark made hair and makeup appointments, delivering all this information to Sydney with a card that said “shit just got real.” 

Later that night, Taylor finally led Sydney to the bluffs in Malibu, where Mark got down on one knee. Sydney and Mark are truly best friends; on their wedding day, they both struggled to hold back tears while Sydney walked down the aisle. 

Their wedding day was planned by local Maui planners Bespoke Destination Events (with Sydney’s aesthetic vision taking the lead for the romantic, modernly elegant, ethereal decor details at the ceremony and reception). This California couple made the reception extra-special for their guests traveling to Maui with a welcome reception on a chartered boat, a fire dance performance during dinner, and a shave ice truck during dancing!

Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Videography: Sunlit Films | Event Planning: Bespoke Destination Events | Floral Design: Bella Bloom Floral Boutique | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Cake Fanatics | Invitations: Julie Sbicca | Catering: Maui Ohana | DJ: Liam Grist | Officiant: Manutea Nui E | Wedding Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Rentals: Accel Rentals | Shave Ice Truck: Kona Shave Ice

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Celebrating Indian Heritage with a Stunning Traditional American Wedding

Can we take a moment to appreciate the beauty that comes from two heritages combining in a day of celebration and love? Shivani & Jeffrey’s union was exactly that, and SO incredibly stunning—from the Hindu-Indian ceremony to the traditional American reception, in large part thanks to 36th Street Events. You’ll want to read their sweet story below and make sure to peruse the full gallery of images, all captured by Julie Wilhite Photography.

From Julie Wilhite Photography… Shivani and Jeffrey had an incredible multi-cultural wedding on April 20th, 2019. The two combined her Indian heritage with a traditional American wedding seamlessly, and I was so honored to photograph it. Their ceremony was a traditional Hindu Indian ceremony, with the reception a traditional American one.

The couple met on Hinge, a dating app, in 2015, after they both recently moved to Dallas. Shivani completely forgot about the first date while Jeff left another dinner early to meet her for drinks. After a sweet reminder text, Shivani got ready in 15 minutes, completely playing it cool. A couple drinks later and the rest is history! Fast forward through 3 years worth of memories including a few mountains climbed, passports stamped, and the addition of their furry friend, Henry, to the family, Jeff finally popped the big question at sunrise on a hike in Sedona, AZ. Needless to say, Shivani said yes!

The bride, groom and wedding party wore two different outfits. For the Hindu ceremony, Shivani wore a stunning handmade custom lehenga, a long skirt paired with a crop top and embroidered scarf, that was a soft blue and covered in gold beading. It was so intricate, and a work of art. They hired a personal stylist and shopper to create the outfits for the Indian ceremony. All the outfits for the bride, groom and wedding party were handmade in Indian and dip-dyed to the perfect shade of blue. Shivani wanted her outfit to be a non-traditional color and Jeff’s favorite color is blue, so it was easy to pick the soft blue color as the tying theme in the wedding party outfits.

Shivani’s bridal jewelry was a mix of family heirlooms and custom made pieces from Houston, Texas. The bridal jewelry set was gold plated with Kundan stones, pomegranate colored beads with a hint of blue. The gold bangles were a gift from her maternal grandparents and she wore a gold ring studded with diamonds on my right hand which was an heirloom from my grandmother.

For her American reception, Shivani wore a beaded fit and flare gown by Maggie Sottero. It was from Mockingbird Bridal in Dallas, a store which has been a Dallas staple for wedding gowns. The bride’s reception jewelry was gifted by her parents, and she wore emerald cut drop diamond earrings paired with a rose-cut diamond necklace all set in platinum gold. She also wore her mom’s Rado watch as her something borrowed.

Shivani’s childhood best friend and bridesmaid, Anjali Chatwani, the owner of Glam Angelique, did the hair and makeup for all of the events, which was a special touch for the bride!

First, there was the Baraat. As the bride explains… “There is a pre-wedding ceremony called the Baraat. The Baraat is a procession of the groom’s family and friends singing and dancing around him to music. The Baraat is very much the jumpstart for the wedding day – it kicks-off the celebration with excitement, singing, dancing, and laughter and carries the groom right up to the ceremony. It typically begins somewhere down the street from the wedding venue. Then, over the course of 20-30 minutes, the groom and his family, accompanied by music, make their way up the street singing and dancing. The Baraat is met by the bride’s family at the entrance to the wedding venue. It symbolizes the pleasure and happiness of the groom’s family in accepting the bride as a part of their family; as their very own. The Milni (the meeting of families) symbolizes the merging of the two clans. The bride’s family, usually the bride’s mother, performs an Aarti (welcome prayer) for the groom’s family.”

The groom and guests had so much fun, and even had color bombs during the Baraat! They danced to the venue, which was the Four Season Austin. Their traditional Hindu Indian ceremony took place under gorgeous trees and included many new and old traditions, including the Jai Mala Garland Exchange, Ganesh Pooja, Kanyadan and Gath Bandhan. Then they took their seven steps together, called the Saptapadi. Each step signifies a vow that they promise to uphold together. They took time after to tell each other their personal vows to one another, then sealed it with a kiss!

There was a break before the cocktail hour so guests could change into black tie outfits for the cocktail hour and ceremony, which took place inside the Four Seasons ballroom. The tables were covered in metallic tablecloths, with gold accents throughout. The bride wanted to bring the outdoors in with blush flowers, creams and lots of greenery, which was perfect for this spring day. It was such an honor to be able to photograph this beautiful wedding!

Some tips on planning your multi-cultural wedding, from the bride… Pick the best of both worlds. We focused on picking elements for our wedding events which were important to us and our families. Everything we did was guest-centric. We wanted to ensure all of our friends and families who had traveled from near and far had a good time with no logistical stress. We decided less was more in terms of the guest list. Coming from an Indian family, it was hard to keep the guestlist small but we made a conscious effort to stay around 250 guests so we could truly focus and spend quality time with our guests.

Photographer: Julie Wilhite Photography | Videography: Bring Works | Wedding Planner: 36th Street Events | Floral Design: Sweetwater Stems | Invitations: Nalini Co | Makeup: Wedding Gown Source | Hair: Blush N Bangs | Band: Uptown Drive | Ceremony Music: Live Oak Trio | Baraat Music: DJ Nish | Bridal Boutique: Mockingbird Bridal | Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero | Dance Floor Rental: Mikes Dance Floors | Draping: Unique Design & Events | Four Seasons Austin: Four Seasons Austin | Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals | Samba Dancers: Austin Samba

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The Most Popular Wedding Dates And Why You Should Avoid Them

Most couples want their wedding to be as stress-free as possible. Believe it or not, some wedding dates are more stressful than others because of their popularity. If you don’t want to be in that boat, read on for the most popular wedding dates and why you should avoid them.

Reason 1: Your Dream Vendors Might Be Booked Already

For those most sought after dates, inquiries come in earlier than usual which means that vendors are going to book those dates quickly. By the time you reach out for that busy day, the A list vendors you want might already be booked. If you are going to choose a hugely popular date, be sure to reach out to vendors and book them as soon as possible to not lose out on their services.

Lindsay of LVL Events mentions, “Other popular dates include those that land on a Saturday and have a catchy ring to the date like 10.10.19 or 8.18.18. People have a thing about numbers and when it is a year that has one of those clever dates we typically get multiple inquiries.”

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Kate Siegel also adds, “Watch out for large social and corporate events! In the Bay Area, events like Bottle Rock, Napa Valley Wine Auction, WWDC, and Dreamforce overrun their host cities.  Avoid scheduling your wedding the weekend before, during or after. The resources needed to produce these massive events are incredible. Rental, Catering, Venues, Lighting and Entertainment companies will often be booked solid.  Usually employees take much needed time off in the following week.”

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Reason 2: Holiday Pricing Hikes

“Choosing a popular date like Labor Day or Memorial Weekend can be tough on the bank account for guests that need to travel. These are peek travel times and flights and hotel costs go up significantly. This can make it more challenging for those guests on a budget,” says Lindsay of LVL Events.

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“Memorial Day and Labor Day are very popular wedding weekends around the country,” adds Kate Siegel of Kate Siegel Fine Events. “I try to advise against these holidays, not only because the pricing for all wedding vendors will increase dramatically, but so does travel – airfare, car rentals and hotel rooms. Traveling to a wedding is already very expensive, try not to pick the peak travel weekends for your wedding guests.”

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Reason 3: Local Events Make for Traffic Nightmares

City-specific events like Comic Con in San Diego, for example, truly have a chaotic impact on the host city. Not only do hotels and vendors book up quickly, the traffic and roadblocks can seriously affect traveling logistics for your guests. Plus, if your wedding is in multiple locations anywhere near the city’s event, you’ll need to greatly increase your allotted travel time. That means you’ll have less time for photos and more time spent in the car.

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Dates to Avoid

Perhaps having a popular date is more important to you than the cons of choosing it. By all means, go ahead and book that date! If those pitfalls above do, in fact, sound like things you really want to prevent, here are the dates you should avoid:

  • Dates of large local events
  • Memorial Day weekend
  • Labor Day weekend
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • Valentine’s Day if it falls on a weekend
  • Mother’s Day (floral costs will increase)
  • July 4th if on a weekend
  • Dates with a catchy ring like 10.10.19 or 8.18.18

Cavin Elizabeth Photography


Cavin Elizabeth is a wedding film photographer based in San Diego, California. Her wedding work has taken her all over the United States and abroad. In addition to being a photographer, Cavin is an educator and an avid blogger of wedding planning tips for brides and grooms. She authored the book A Bride’s Guide to a Picture Perfect Wedding, which teaches couples how to make wedding plans that are best for photography. 

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Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon’s Fairytale Wedding at Rosecliff Mansion – See All the Photos!

It’s official! On Sunday, August 11th, the Bachelor Nation royal wedding we’ve all been waiting *years* for finally happened – and boy was it worth the wait. Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon tied the knot in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, followed by a ballroom reception at Rosecliff Mansion. From spectacular floral arrangements by Birch Event Design to the sweetest same day edit surprise from Le Rêve Films – the entire day was planned to perfection by Simply Troy Lifestyle + Events. Lucky for us, Rebecca Yale Photography was there to capture all the details! Keep on reading for words from Simply Troy, a Q&A with Ashley and Jared, their reaction video to the same day edit and ALL the photos!

What were some of your favorite moments from your wedding day?

Jared: The entire ceremony was our favorite part of the wedding. Walking down the aisle, seeing Elan at the altar just put a smile on my face. Seeing all my loved ones walk down the aisle got me very emotional. I was already crying before Ashley entered the church. When the doors opened up and I saw Ashley for the first time in her dress I lost it. It was such a beautiful moment. Hugging her dad as he handed Ashley off to me, my dad handing off the rings to Elan, the movie quotes, Ashley’s vows Elan’s entire ceremony, everything was so perfect. Standing up on that alter with Ashley was the highlight of my life.

Ashley, tell us about your gorgeous princess gowns!

Ashley: I don’t think I could’ve felt any prettier that day. My dresses fit perfectly. I’ve always loved ballgowns and I always knew I wanted to wear a princess gown for my wedding. I actually looked like an okay dancer because I looked great spinning around the dance floor with them.

What were some of your favorite personalized wedding details?

Jared: Instead of traditional readings at our wedding, we had readings of movie quotes that Ashley and I picked out. We asked both Jordan Kahn Orchestra and Jack Ford (DJ) to play personalized songs that were very meaningful to Ashley and I. The Dunkin Donut donuts we handed out to couples with pictures of them on it. The personalized drinks which included “Ashley’s Tears” and “The Brady Punch” (after Tom Brady). Theres really too many! It was a very personalized wedding. Thank you to Troy Williams for helping us live out our dream wedding.

Were you surprised at all by how you felt on your wedding day or was it exactly how you expected to feel?

Jared: I was way more emotional before the wedding than I expected. I was finishing up my vows and as I was re-reading them, began to cry. Then I went to go see Troy (our wedding planner) to make sure my vows sounded okay and we both got choked up. It was just an overwhelming day for everybody.

Tell us about the incredible entertainment! Your reception playlist sounded amazing!

Ashley and Jared: Jordan Kahn Orchestra crushed it! Their covers of “My Heart Will Go On”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Beauty and the Beast” were so beautiful I honestly got chocked up. The winner of the night was their cover of “Shallow”. That will be a moment I’ll never forget. Then we had Jack Ford DJ for the last 45 minutes. I don’t think there was anybody not dancing when he was DJing. His setlist was incredible. He played so many jams and his remixes of them all were perfect! He really read the room perfectly.

Who from Bachelor Nation was there to celebrate your big day?

Ashley and Jared: Nick Viall and Dean Unglert were apart of the groomsmen party. Ben Higgins was pretty much an honorary groomsman cause he’s amazing! He actually gave a small speech at the rehearsal dinner, thats how much we love him. Evan Bass and Carly Waddell were there. Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson. Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick. JJ Lane, Chris Strandburg, Olivia Caridi and Becca Tilley. Tanner and Jade were there in Spirit.

What would be your best piece of wedding advice for future couples?

Jared: Do whatever you want to do during your wedding! Don’t be afraid to hurt peoples feelings. This is YOUR day! Talk to who you want to talk to. Dance to the songs you want to dance to. Take a look around at the venue, spend time with your friends and your family. Let it soak in because it only happens once (well, hopefully).

How would you describe Ashley and Jared’s overall wedding vision and design style?

From Troy Williams of Simply Troy Lifestyle + EventsEverything was based around creating a romantic experience for all of the guests. Their love of movies gave us so much inspiration to create personalized details along every step of the way.  From Ashley wanting to be married in a small church like in “A Walk to Remember” to the grandeur of “Titanic” and the ballroom romance of “Beauty and the Beast”, even a nod to Jared’s love of “Superman” with the custom A&J logo that is in shape of the Superman crest. Love is attention to the details and we made sure every single guest felt the love every step along the way.

What were some of the surprises you were able to pull off for the adorable newlyweds?!

The same day edit that Le Rêve created to surprise Ashley & Jared at their wedding reception was beyond incredible. I didn’t even ask if they could possibly do such a feat until after we got off the sail boat on late Friday night. They had a crazy press deadline schedule every night with their video clips and then I ask them for this major element and they said “YES!” without any hesitation. Ashley & Jared’s faces were surprised and sweet at first when they saw the Friday Night Welcome Sunset Sail, then the Saturday Rehearsal Dinner, but then the shock set in when they saw them getting ready just a few hours before. Then their church wedding ceremony where they were floored, but then the drone shot of the Rolls Royce entrance to Rosecliff Mansion, them outside and then the ballroom detail shots that happened literally an hour before sent them and ALL the guests into total shock and then major applause at the end for Le Rêve. Such a stellar accomplishment by a wonderfully talented videography team. We cannot recommend them enough!!

Watch their reaction to the surprise same day edit from Le Rêve Films below!

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All of the specialized gold framed mirrors with the personalized movie quotes and master escort card lists created by Details & Swirls were a total surprise we had brought in for them.

And our super fun late night SHAKE SHACK attack on the dance floor was too fun!! After the final bar call, the amazing Blackstone Catering team had driven 45 mins one way to get all of the Shake Shack hamburgers and fries and put them in hot boxes to stay fresh. Blackstone tracked down the EXACT trays that they use at Shake Shack restaurants to serve all of them on and had their staffers in the actual Shake Shack t-shirts and hats when they started passing them out. We even had Details & Swirls create the Shake Shack logo and name on one of the fancy gold framed mirrors and had it hand-carried out to the dance floor to announce the arrival of the Shake Shack surprise. It was such a deliciously decadent treat to wind down the night!!

How was it working with Ashley and Jared throughout the planning process?

They seriously are a dream to work with and are such kind, nice people who adore one another. I sincerely love them and their families and the entire wedding planning experience. We loved everyone. I will say this wedding had more logistical musical cues than any other wedding I’ve ever done. They both had such specific emotions related to songs and instrumental music that they chose every song for American Idol winner David Cook, the cocktail band, the dinner quartet, the reception orchestra and the late night DJ to play for all of their guests. It totally set the romance tone of the night with every song change!

The invitation suite is so unique and beautiful – talk to us about the details!

The laser-cut black gates on the front of the official MINTED wedding invitations were the exact replica of the Rosecliff Mansion front doors. They originally had simple black gates on the invite and then I sent the exact image of the front door of Rosecliff and they graciously did a custom laser cutting to have them be exact replicas and switched out the original doors. 

Tell us more about the wedding weekend festivities!

The Friday Night Sunset Sailboat Cruise for about 70 guests set the perfect Rhode Island Welcome. Then the 11+ speeches at the Ocean Cliff Rehearsal Dinner looking out over the water on Saturday night was perfect. Every single speaker the entire weekend was well-spoken, extremely heartfelt, made guests laugh and made us cry. It was such a treat every time someone got up to talk. 

I wore the Patriots colors for Jared’s favorite football team of course – Red, Navy, White and a silver SUPERMAN belt buckle for his favorite superhero. It’s all about the little touches and he absolutely loved those. This photo is also the one that made me cry when I first saw it on Sunday morning when Rebecca sent it to me. I recorded my reaction on Instastories and the video went bonkers. People loved it!

Talk to us about the gorgeous floral design!

Birch Event Design did a fantastic floral interpretation of Ashley & Jared’s romantic wedding visions. They were exquisite in both the church for the ceremony and also at the reception in the ballroom. Also, Ashley had a stunning bouquet that had her grandfather’s old keys put onto the handle of the bouquet for the night. It was such a sweet moment. 

Most memorable moment from the wedding?

Seeing Jared cry the first time he saw Ashley walk down the aisle was EVERYTHING. Also, the surprise same day edit during the wedding reception was such an awesome jaw-dropping surprise. Loved it.

Personally, I had my own special memorable moments with both Ashley & Jared that I will never forget. Trying to get Ashley down the elevator in her princess ball gown and me having to be under the dress pulling her fallen sound mic garter up her leg while her Dad was over me had all 3 of us cracking up.

I loved getting to review Jared’s wedding vows with him at Starbucks on his wedding morning. It was a surprise when he called and asked me to meet him. They were so perfect and not a single letter was changed by me. I knew he had written them with all the love and straight from his heart so they were perfect.

I also had an amazing moment at the Saturday night rehearsal dinner when at the end of the speeches I read aloud an amazing letter Ashley had written 3 years before to do something incredibly selfless and heartfelt for Jared. I possessed the only copy of the letter and Jared had never heard the actual letter read in it’s entirety before. Many tears were shed and it was such a special moment that they both deserved to experience. 

Walk us through the food & drink menu (and all the details of that stunning cake!!)

They definitely wanted to give their guests a special touch of New England in their choices for the food that night. Guests loved the demi tasse cup of New England Clam Chowder topped with a Clamcake and the mini Newport Lobster Roll on a petite buttered bun!! So delicious!! Also, they both have an immense love for Italian food so they had a Pasta Lovers Station during their cocktail hour out on the back terrace. We even had Peter on the Simply Troy team hand illustrate a “Lady and The Tramp” moment to adorn the Pasta Lovers Station. It was such a fun touch. The Signature Cocktails for the night were created by Jared’s former bartending buddy, Adam Stabile. They were named:

“Ashley’s Tears” (for obvious reasons hahaha)
“Jack and Rose” (after “Titantic” of course)
“The Brady Punch” (a nod to Jared’s absolute favorite athlete of all-time, Tom Brady)

All the cocktails were served at a gorgeous circular Emerald Green Velvet Bar with Mirror Top and custom created by Birch Event DesignPlus, we absolutely LOVED having DUNKIN’ be a part of the wedding. Jared and Ashley both grew up loving Dunkin’ so it was a necessity to have them at the wedding. We wanted to do something completely different and not do a Donut Wall. So the Dunkin’ team worked with our incredible Banga Portrait Lounge and took the images of guests photographed in their all night long and had them put on edible donuts as the wedding favors guests left with at the end of the evening. It was such a delightful treat and the guests were all putting photos of them on social media all night long. Such an impactful way to remember the night and to do something different. 

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Event Planning: Simply Troy Lifestyle + Events | Floral Design: Birch Event Design | Cake: Shelby Elizabeth Cakes | Stationery: Minted | Reception Venue: The Elms | Jewelry: Brooke Rayn | Catering: Blackstone Catering | Lighting: Ormonde Productions | Officiant: Elan Gale | AV and Sound : Bergsten Music | Alcohol: Total Wine & More | Calligrapher/Escort Display: Details and Swirls | Ceremony Dress: Ines Di Santo | Ceremony Dress Bridal Boutique: Lovella Bridal | Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Timeless Band | Custom Edible Donuts: Dunkin' Donuts | Groomsmen and Simply Troy Tuxes: The Black Tux | Hotel and Ceremony Chapel: Hotel Viking | Late Night Snack: Shake Shack | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Music Entertainment: jordan kahn orchestra | Music Entertainment: DJ Zap | Music Entertainment: David Cook | Music Entertainment: Lilly Innella Quartet | Portrait Lounge (Photo Booth): Gurminder Banga | Reception Dress: Rita Vinieris | Reception Dress Bridal Boutique: Kinsley James Couture Bridal | Reception Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Reception Rentals: Peak Event Services | Rehearsal Dinner Florist: Entwined Flowers | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: OceanCliff | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Rolls Royce: Five Star Limo | Signature Cocktails Creator: Adam Stabile | Travel Accommodations: The Travel Siblings | Trolleys: Viking Tours | Videographers: Le Reve Films | Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Love Artist: Rachel Miller Fine Art | Wedding Vow Books: Wedding Story Writer

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Want to Elope? You Need to See this Intimate 18-Person Wedding on a Romantic River.

What percentage of couples do you think actually consider eloping? I have no hard stats for you, but I’m guessing that at some point, a good majority of us consider taking the first flight out to our dream wedding destination for a very intimate I do. Jessica and Chad were on team elopement to start, but eventually decided to expand their guest list to 18. With the help of Westcott Weddings, they celebrated in the sweetest way—on a riverside—with their closest loved ones by their side. It’s a truly beautiful union and I cannot wait for you to experience it all through the lens of Feather & Twine.

From Westcott Weddings… Jessica and Chad were married in an intimate celebration on the banks of the Blanco River over Memorial Day weekend. They were initially leaning towards a true elopement — just the two of them — but ultimately decided that they wanted to share the start of their new chapter together with their family, too. From there, the guest list grew to a total of 18 people — just immediate family (plus their sweet pups, who got to join in the fun all weekend, too).

Jessica and Chad share a love of the outdoors, and Jessica found a perfect spot on the Blanco River for a weekend-long celebration. The private rental home she ultimately booked was large enough to accommodate their full guest list for the whole weekend, and it was situated right on on the banks of the river. They could walk from the backyard down to the water to fish, wade, kayak, or simply sit and watch the water rush by. (On the evening of the wedding, we got to watch a whole family of deer cross the river to head into the hills for the night, and in fact, when I arrived for setup on Saturday morning, Jessica — and most of her + Chad’s family members — were down at the river fishing.

The inspiration for the day was an “elegant, Hill Country fiesta.” Warm spring colors and a mix of Southwestern and boho accents played together to create a homey, whimsical celebration. Their invitation suite — designed by Boarding School Collective — set the tone for the day and included a custom crest, which featured their love for all things outdoors (and their pets)! Boarding School also designed a custom otomi pattern, which we used in the day-of paper, too, to carry the Southwestern theme throughout.

Although the famous spring rain in Texas took out our first choice for the ceremony spot (a mere week before the big day!), the property provided many alternatives, and on the day-of, we found a perfect spot with a background of the river and the rolling Hill Country. Vintage rugs marked the aisle and led to a lush floral installation designed by Remi & Gold, which incorporated all of Jessica’s bright, fun colors. Chad wore his late grandfather’s cowboy boots, and Remi & Gold helped attach a locket in memory of Jessica’s mother onto her bouquet. The stone in Jessica’s ring also belonged to her mother.

During the ceremony, Jessica and Chad exchanged their own handwritten vows, and afterwards joined their family up around the pool for mocktails (and cocktails!) and fun, “backyard” appetizers including chicken wings, homemade guacamole, and Mexican street corn. Then, as the sun was setting, everyone moved to one long table for a family style meal, and it’s hard to pick what I loved most about this part of the evening: The gorgeous tablescape (the runners and napkins, the personalized menus with little milagros, the FLORAL, the place settings), the twinkling lights overhead, the fact that Chad gave the blessing before dinner started, or the “fancy” taco dinner that Contigo served. It was the warmest, happiest scene, and the image Feather & Twine captured of the table from above will forever be one of my favorites because it *felt* just like that — so much tangible love and joy in one place.

After dinner, everyone moved over to the fire pit for the duration of the evening. Chad’s mom (who I learned has made his birthday cake every year since he was born!) made their wedding cake (three delicious flavors), and Contigo provided all the fixings for s’mores. When my team left to head for home, everyone was still gathered around talking and laughing.

I think the full day-of team would join me in saying that it was truly an honor to play a part in (and get to witness!) such a special, intimate celebration. (And, for the first time in many years, we made it through a Memorial Day weekend wedding without any rain! So, smiles all around :)

Photography: Feather & Twine | Floral Design: Remi and Gold | Catering: Contigo Austin | Hair and Makeup: Rachel Hill | Lighting: Ilios | Officiant: It's A Wonderful Life Weddings | Design and Planning: Westcott Weddings | Invitations and Paper Goods: The Boarding School Collective | Napkins: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Loot Vintage | Vacation Rental / Venue: Blanco River Retreat

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Undergarments Guide: Exactly What to Wear Underneath Your Wedding Dress

You’ve found your gown, yay! Congratulations, the hardest part is over! The only thing left is to make sure that it fits like a glove and that everything is where it should be. A great fit starts with a great foundation. Most of us have been buying the same styles of bras and underwear for years, so the thought of going shopping for specialty undergarments can seem daunting–fear not, we’ve got you covered!

The types of undergarments that your gown requires depend on two factors:

  •   The cut of your gown
  •   What makes you comfortable

As you will see below, the cut of your gown will dictate the majority of your undergarment decisions. However, you need to make sure that you are comfortable and feel your best. 

Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography

1. Get the Right Shade

Most wedding gowns are fairly light in color, which makes choosing the right color undergarments very important. The key is finding undergarments that are as close to your natural skin tone as possible. Most lingerie companies offer only one shade of “nude” that is definitely not one-size-fits-all. Here are some companies that offer a wide range of shades so that you can find the one that is just right for you:

These companies offer bras as well!

KT Merry Photography

2. When to Go Braless

Many gowns have corsetry built into the lining of the bodice. If this is the case on your gown, it means you can go braless; your gown is already equipped with the support you need – woohoo! That being said, not everyone is comfortable going braless. Whether you prefer to wear a bra for added support or for modesty reasons, the decision to ditch the bra is completely up to you. 

You may ask, “How do I know if my gown has a corset built in?”. If you look inside the bodice and can see or feel boning (rigid poles that trace the seams), then your gown has a built in corset. Some gowns even have an elastic bra strap inside that is adjustable, so you can make it as tight or as loose as you want. 

Photographer: Michelle Beller

If your gown does not have corsetry built in, you have a few options. You can go braless, and let the girls do their thing. Only go braless with a corset-less gown if this is something you are comfortable with and do regularly. If you normally wear a bra, and your gown doesn’t have a corset, we recommend finding a bra that works with your gown. You’ll be more comfortable if you have the coverage and support you need. 

There are bra alternatives if you don’t want to wear a full bra but aren’t quite ready to go without. 

  • Pasties– little, slightly padded, stickers that you put over your nipples. These do not provide any support, but rather add coverage if you want to leave a little to the imagination. These are especially useful in sheer slinky gowns. Here are some great barely there silicone pasties from Bristols Six! 

Photographer: Babsie Ly

  • Tape Strips- While we don’t recommend using regular tape, it has definitely been done, even by some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully there is a much better alternative. There are several companies that make tape strips just for this purpose and they’re even shaped like a bra. They’re not cute on, so you may want to remove them before your wedding night, but they do provide coverage and a moderate amount of support. These are great for backless dresses if you still need a little lift. Perky Pear sells cup-shaped tape cut outs and Booby Tape offers a similar product, but on a roll, so you can adjust it to fit the neckline of your gown. 

Amanda Nippoldt Photography

  • Stick-on Silicone Cups- These cups resemble flesh and are meant to blend in. They don’t provide much support at all and are mostly used for coverage and adding a bit of natural padding. Bergdorf Goodman sells some good adhesive silicone cups made by The Fashion Forms.

Photographer: Weddings By Scott And Dana

  • Stick-on Bra- Stick-on bras look like a regular strapless bra without the back closure. They provide more support than the stick-on cups but less than the tape strips. These are mostly used to add coverage and mild padding. All of these can be found at most lingerie or department stores! We recommend the NuBra Seamless model.

Photographer: Esmeralda Franco

3. Straps vs. Strapless

When shopping for undergarments to go with your gown, the most important thing to remember is that they shouldn’t be seen – duh! If your gown has thick straps or covers most of your shoulders, you may be able to wear a normal bra. Gowns that are strapless or have straps less than 1” in width, need to be paired with an undergarment that is strapless. 

If the back of your gown comes up to where your bra closure would normally rest on your back, you can probably get away with wearing a normal strapless bra with your wedding gown.

If the back of your gown is lower than where your bra closure would normally rest, you will need to consider some low back alternatives, like these:

  • Longline Bra – A longline bra looks like a regular strapless bra, but instead of stopping under the cups, it continues all the way down to the waist. Most longline bras have boning like a corset that helps to hold up the cups allowing them to cut the back lower than a normal bra. They also help to cinch the waist because the closure overlaps the waistline. This is a great style for a strapless gown with a low back that has a natural waistline. The Carnival Longline Plunge Bra is a great option for a supportive undergarment with a low back.

Photographer: Facibeni Fotografia

  • Corset- When you think corset, most of us think of the old fashioned, lace-up ones. There are actually many different types of corsets. The style that we recommend is a modern adaptation of an old classic. It is strapless and extends downward from the cups and covers the torso to just below the waist. Most corsets have boning to help support the cups. They also have a closure that you can adjust to make it as tight as you like. Corsets function as a bra and as shapewear creating a beautiful hourglass shape. We recommend wearing a corset with a fitted gown that does not have a seam at the waistline. VaBien makes a great full coverage corset

Natalie Schutt Photography

When shopping for a bra or bra alternative, purchase an undergarment with the same level of padding that you normally wear. 

4. Panties

You’ve invested so much in your wedding look; you don’t want your panty line stealing the spotlight! In addition to finding the right shade of panties, it is important to make sure you have the right cut and fit. Sizing is different for every company so if you aren’t able to try them on, consider buying two different sizes to make sure you get ones that fit. We recommend wearing seamless underwear on your wedding day. They are usually more forgiving and don’t hug your hips as much as ones with elastic waists and side seams. If your wedding gown is very fitted, you may want to wear a seamless thong to be extra sure that no one will catch a glimpse of your panty line. Also, consider high-waisted panties if your gown is fitted and has a natural waistline. This will provide a little extra support in your lower abdomen and create a nice smooth surface. Stay away from panties that have a print or texture; they may show through your gown’s delicate fabric. 

Photographer: Sydney Sweat

5. Shapewear

Undergarments can do so much more than just provide coverage. Shapewear contours and smoothes any bumps so that your gown can drape perfectly on your body. In addition to making you look incredible, shapewear can also add comfort-believe it or not! Gowns are hot…no matter what the weather’s like. Most shapewear incorporates wicking technology to move sweat away from your body and keep you cool. 

When shopping for shapewear consider what areas of your body you would like to smooth. Would shaping panties work, or would you prefer shapewear that covers the upper thigh as well? You will also need to consider the cut of your gown and the color of the shapewear when shopping. You don’t want it to show through when you’re wearing your gown or create unwanted lines.

If your gown is not super fitted below the waist, consider skipping the shapewear. While it can work wonders, it’s not worth being squeezed in all day if you’re not going to see the fruits of your labor. 

Spanx is the uncontested queen of the shapewear category, and for good reason. They have a cut for every shape and silhouette! While Spanx is the most known brand, other brands and styles can be found at most department stores and other online retailers like Yummie.  

Here are some examples of gowns paired with their ideal shapewear match:

Photographer: Ether & Smith

Photographer: Adrian Jon Photography

Photographer: Kristina Adams Photography

Photographer: Sara Weir

6. Tights

If you are getting married in the winter, consider wearing tights for an extra layer for warmth. They can also help prevent chafing and provide shaping and support. Wolford makes a great pair of nude tights!

7. Don’t Wear Your Wedding Night Lingerie

Resist the urge to wear your wedding night lingerie underneath your gown on your wedding day. This may sound like a romantic idea, in theory, but trust us on this! No matter what the weather is like, you will be dancing and sweating, leaving your lingerie less than fresh by the time you make it to your honeymoon suite. Stick to the minimalist nude undies for the day and slip into something a little more “comfortable” when you make it back to the room. 

Photographer: Winsome And Wright

Expert Tip! 

It’s super important to purchase your wedding undergarments before your first alterations fitting. Undergarments can drastically change measurements and posture; your tailor will need you to wear them while they are fitting you to ensure that your gown fits just right on your big day. 

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Not Your Typical Tropical Wedding with a Color Scheme That’s Sure to Surprise!

We love when brides aren’t afraid to be bold and experiment with never been done before styles! This gorgeous wedding at Vizcaya Museum and Garden blends modern eclectic vibes and tropical details with a traditional garden setting, not to mention an unconventional color scheme that will have you re-thinking everything. Masi Events and the talented team of vendors were up for the challenge of creating Gaby and Joe’s dream wedding – and boy did they deliver. Trust us folks, you’re going to want to see the full gallery of images captured by Gianny Campos to grasp just how special this personality-filled day truly was!

From Masi EventsGaby and Joe got engaged in the Fall of 2017 and Gaby immediately knew the perfect place to host their wedding. Gaby being from Miami had always dreamed of having her special day with Joe at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Gaby and Joe live in Portland Oregon and decided to work with us to help bring their wedding vision to life here in Miami. Gaby and Joe wanted to incorporate aspects of their current life inspired by their eclectic city and modern relationship to the overall feeling of their wedding. Vizcaya provides an impressively beautiful, yet more traditional garden backdrop. It was fun finding ways to infuse the competing styles of modern eclectic against the traditional french garden environment that the venue typically suites itself for. This wedding was going to be different, and we wanted to bring a style and decor not yet seen at the space. 

Gaby’s childhood home in Miami has a lush garden full of tropical flowers and foliage. We decided to use elements from her home garden in the floral elements such as Vibrant Red and Yellow Heliconia Rostratas, surrounded by tropical foliage like monstera leaves and rich undertones of deep muted colors provided by Croton Leaves. The floral decor was balanced out with touches Gloriosa, Proteas and Citrus Orange Accents. 

The ceremony was surrounded by modern lanterns and providing overwhelming candle light, with the main focus being a wooden arch with asymmetrical and lush tropical greens and overflowing hanging tropical floral. Gaby’s Bouquet was absolutely stunning, complementing the floral design, yet having its own personality with an incredibly intricate oversized weave of tropical leaves set off to one-side. All set in-front of the gorgeous back drop of Vizcaya’s Garden Mound. The cocktail reception took place in the indoor courtyard of the Vizcaya Mansion. We utilized modern linen-less wire cocktail furniture combined with low boy tables with modern bohemian Indigo Batik patterned linens. 

The escort display consisted of a green floral wall with hexagonal mirrors with the guests names calligraphed on each tile. For the dinner reception furniture we wanted to create a bohemian backdrop with a modern geometric flair. We combined exposed wood tables with gold wire frame chairs and elevated tropical arrangements with geometric vessels, against round tables with a deep rich indigo blue velvet linen and white modern wire frame chairs. A fun flair was added to each place setting with the use of modern white & gold flatware, a gold rimmed coupe charger and fun tropical Maui print napkins with humming birds. The event space was centered around the dance floor a smoked oak wood floor and modern oversized geometric hanging floral. The menu was reflective of Gaby and Joe’s favorite dishes and restaurants from Portland and the all from their favorite vineyards from Oregon. It was a truly special evening, one full of memories for the two of them, their friends and family. It’s a wedding that will always be a found memory for us, not only because of the relationship developed with Gaby and Joe, but because of the fun we had bringing their eclectic modern vision to a traditional and elegant venue.

Photography: Gianny Campos Photography | Cinematography: Hopemedia, LLC | Florals: Anthology Co. | Catering: Thierry Isambert Culinary + Event Design | Lighting : Evoga Events | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Vizcaya Museum And Gardens | Dance floor rental: Atlas Party Rentals | Getting Ready Venue: The Shore Club | Hair and Make-up: Carolyn Jones Makeup | Linens, napkins, Rentals: Nuage Designs | Music: Rock With U | Planning and Design: Masi Events | Rentals: Unearthed Rentals | Tabletop Rentals: Pialisa

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The Best Gifts To Register for At Every Price Point

Registry tip #37: Your wedding registry should include a variety of price points to please both you and your guests. (Who doesn’t love options?). But we understand that’s easier said than done. So we’re rounding up the top gifts, by price point, to help you out. Scroll on to get your shopping on.


Think of this category as the perfect way to fill your newlywed abode with lots of basics you’ll reach for in the years to come. Ideas we love? Measuring cups, quality utensils, decorative accents… you get the idea!

Hobnail Stoneware Mixing Bowl Set

Mercer41 Beck Coffee Table Tray


This next level still includes the essentials, but more items you want to up the quality on. Things like extra-plush towels, table settings, and small appliances make the cut when it comes to this threshold.

Togas Vinsanto Bath Towel


A practical tip here: Consider all of the items you’ll use for future entertaining, then add them to this tier. Durable cookware or products that make being a chef easier are high on our list! (Along with high-thread-count sheets… because who doesn’t love being comfy!)

Ninja Air Fryer

Le Creuset Signature Dutch Oven


If you’re looking for a chance to finally cross off a few splurge-worthy items, consider this the perfect time! A sleek bar cart, coffee table, or premium caffeine machine are all fair game here!

Mercury Row Distefano Bar Cart

Keurig K-Elite


Sometimes, you’ll have guests that want to go all out. In this event, equip them with ideas you’ve been dreaming about. Scan for that colorful KitchenAid, a fancy cordless wall-mount vacuum, or the pot and pan set of your dreams. Have fun here, girl!

KitchenAid 10 Speed 5 Quart Stand Mixer

Anolon Nouvelle 11-Piece Cookware Set

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Out of All the Wedding Advice for Future Brides We’ve Heard – This Might Just Be Our Favorite!

After two years of planning, this gorgeous couple tied the knot in an elegant destination wedding weekend with their closest friends and family in the most romantic city in the world – Paris! Loli Events coordinated every thoughtful detail, from the intimate ceremony to the indoor reception that looks straight out of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Wild Blossom Flowers provided lush bouquets and heavenly arrangements, decorating their special day in white pillowy peonies and blush roses. Lucky for us, we get to live vicariously through the gorgeous full gallery captured perfectly by Oliver Fly Photography. To top it all off, keep on reading for the bride’s wise advice that every future bride-to-be needs to hear.

What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning ?

We had been engaged for two years prior to getting married which sounds like a long time, but in retrospect it gave us the time we needed to figure out exactly what we wanted to do—which was to host the trip of a lifetime for not only ourselves, but also our guests. We had heard that your wedding day flies by, and before you know it it’s over. Keeping that in mind we decided to do a destination wedding where we would have a few days to celebrate with family and friends leading up to and after our big day. Our must haves as foodies were food worth remembering and authentic cocktails. We also knew we wanted there to be lush greenery perhaps in a garden, as many flowers as possible, candlelight, music to keep everyone up on their feet, and a ceremony that truly spoke to us as a couple.

Why did you choose to do a Destination Wedding and why did you decide to choose Paris and La Maison des Polytechniciens as your final choice ?

My husband surprised me with a trip to Paris where we wound up having our engagement pictures taken! One very early morning we met our photographer, Oliver Fly, at the Trocadero and he not only gave us the most memorable experience, but filled us in on what a wedding in Paris could be like. We loved the idea and were quickly introduced to the woman who made it all possible, Coralie Prats, with LoliEvents. We must have toured over ten venues together and Coralie saved the best for last, La Maison des Polytechniciens. Upon arriving there was such a warm and friendly feel to the place as if we had been there before. It was comfortable yet so beautiful.

What was your color palette and your style vision ?

Our color palette was white and blush for a classic and timeless décor. Our venue had such beautiful, intricate gold walls that we wanted to keep our decor simple and play off the Parisian ambiance.

What unique elements or DIY details did you include?

Our custom napkins from On Three Designs were our only way of bringing our two Bengal cats to Paris with us! They were a special touch, but our favorite detail of the wedding weekend was replacing a welcome bag with a welcome boat cruise on the Seine.

What was your favorite moment ?

We asked one of our best friends, Dave Mathews, to officiate our wedding ceremony and he left us speechless. Dave customized the ceremony to speak to us as a couple taking everyone through what we loved about one another to moving in together, and eventually getting engaged. He spoke from the heart about the bond of marriage and facilitated a hand fasting made up of different color ribbons symbolizing purity, fidelity, growth and strength. The knot remains and we will cherish that forever.

What was your favorite detail ?

Our music! It’s always a hard choice deciding between a band or a DJ, but we were able to incorporate a little of both choosing a string quartet, JAM Trio, for the ceremony and cocktail hour and ultimately deciding on a DJ for the reception. Having been to countless weddings where you hear the same wedding music over and over again we were excited to break from the norm and play the music that mattered to us most. Having including different songs our guests weren’t expecting to hear it instantly set the tone for a unique and inspired wedding. From JAM Trio playing Feel It Still by Portugal The Man for our recessional music to us choosing Declan Donovan “Fallen So Young” as our first dance song we loved how customized our music felt. Everyone danced to Kanye West, Loud Luxury, and The Weeknd until the early morning.

Tell us about your flowers, your gown, your hair, your favors for your guests, your cake, etc…and others details that’s make your wedding so unique.

We love how French weddings are so genuine and center on the dinner reception. After cocktail hour we kept the wine flowing through a dinner full of speeches. The tables were filled with gold rimmed plates and glasses, white stem silverware, overflowing garden roses and an abundance of candles. The corner intricacies of the room were lit up and at the very center sat Steve in his Zegna tux and myself in my Pronovias Ribelia gown. After dinner came to an end we were surprised with a croquembouche lit up by sparklers and two glasses of champagne. We followed Johnny Balik’s “I Need It” down to the “party” cave where we danced the night away under a ceiling of balloons.

What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be ?

Make sure to take time for just the two of you throughout the day whether it be to sneak away after the ceremony and digest your vows, or pull each other aside and take in the room full of people celebrating you. Another piece of advice we found helpful was making sure to stay together so we wouldn’t have different experiences.

If you decide to go the destination wedding route, or even still with a wedding in the US, find vendors you mesh with. We were so lucky to not only love the work of our vendors, but to consider them our friends. We respected their opinions and partnership and in return they delivered us the most perfect day. It was truly enjoyable and an honor for us to work with them all. It made our day that much more fun. Trine Juel made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world not only transforming my skin, but the way I felt. She gave me the perfect brushed out retro waves that gave me much needed pep in my step. Oliver (Oliver Fly Photography) and Guillaume (Studio80Production) made us feel like celebrities all day long behind the camera and in seeing the results we are blown away. Being able to hold onto those pictures and watch our wedding video is so surreal.. you can’t put a price on it! JAM Trio, Le Bar, Wild Blossom, our rehearsal dinner at Astair, and the Maison team made our celebration so special.

The proposal story:

It was the Saturday before Easter 2017 and I set my alarm for earlier than I would have liked on a weekend. I knew it would mean a lot to Steve if I woke up early enough to grab a coffee in New York City and wander around like we lived there. Little did I know how much the day would actually mean to me. We headed into the city to grab brunch at one of our favorite French spots, Claudette, but upon realizing we were the first ones there we took a stroll down 5th avenue and took a pit stop in Artizia. There was a geranium silk bomber jacket in the window that actually caught Steve’s eye. While I piled my wrists with hangers Steve was checking out with the jacket and flashing the ring to the cashier as she tried to slow play the check out. He whisked me out of the store before I could make it to the dressing room and back to Claudette we went. It was a brisk day and Steve kept his hands tightly in his windbreaker.. something I didn’t realize until we replayed the day back. At brunch I ate my eggs benedict, Steve’s pancakes, a shared charcuterie plate, and a basket of pastries.. accompanied by a few mimosas. Steve claimed the espresso he had turned his stomach and he was glued to his phone because he was “dealing with last minute tax questions from his accountant”. Instead of exploring around the rest of the day as planned I fell into a relaxed, very full state as we drove home planning out our sleepy day of movies and Netflix. We sang along to all of our favorite songs and when we got close to home Steve asked me to try on my new jacket (apparently my leather jacket wasn’t ideal for engagement pictures haha). Pulling into our driveway I noticed the shade to the right of our front door was pulled down to the floor, which was unusual since we always left it up for our bengal cat, Theo, to watch out. Steve saw this and in panicking threw my purse and previous jacket onto the front yard, grabbed my hand, and said “I have a surprise for you!” “Is it another kitty?!” I replied in anticipation. We both laughed and as soon as I saw through the front door to all our friends and family I knew.. this was it..the moment I always dreamed of was here. In front of Steve’s family in from Michigan and Maryland, my family, and our closest friends Steve got down on one knee and asked me if I would marry him. I said “yes please” and we spent the rest of the afternoon celebrating at our house. He completely caught me off guard! Later that night we all went to a big Italian dinner and the surprises continued with more friends. It was the best day of our lives, until our wedding day two years later.

Photographer: Oliver Fly Photography | Videographer: Studio 80 | Wedding Planner: Loli Events | Floral Design: Wild Blossom Flowers | Dress : Pronovias | Catering: Maison Des Polytechniciens | Bride Shoes: Louboutin | Cocktails: Le Bar | Getting Ready place: Private Parisian Apartment | Groom Shoes: Louboutin | Groom Tuxedo: Ermeneglildo Zegna | Hair & Make Up: Trine Juel | Invitation & Day of Papers: Pale Press London | Maison: Maison Des Polytechniciens | Musicians: Jazz Around Midnight | Napkins: On Three | Rehearsal dinner: Astair Paris | Ring Box: Je Promis | Welcome event: Bateau Mon Paris

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Who Needs Wedding Cake When You Have an Ice Cream Truck as Your Dessert?!

For this Mr. and Mrs., a modern, yet timeless venue with lots of natural lighting and endless photo opportunities was exactly what they envisioned and exactly what they found at Firefly Gardens. From decorative high ceilings to a field of wildflowers, this venue has it all and Stephanie Brazzle Photography captured all of it and more, including lush white and green florals from A Stylish Soiree to the couple’s out-of-the-box dessert idea….an ice cream truck by Mr. Sugar Rush! Check out the full gallery to see the couples other creative mobile detail!

From the Bride…Jonathan and I love to keep things simple and practical, and yet, think out-of-the-box when we can. We are both the planning type so we actually enjoyed the wedding planning process! My wedding vendors were attentive and really brought my vision to life. Jonathan and I chose Firefly Gardens as our venue for its modern touch, elegance, and timelessness. I particularly wanted a venue that had high ceilings and a lot of natural lighting. The bonus was that this venue had acres of land with lush greens and even a field of colorful dainty flowers. 

We kept our décor minimal and classic with clean lines which was easy to do with the white venue concept. I loved how the natural elements of the florals of white and green really complimented the rest of our wedding color palette of neutrals, whites, and light grays. Our mothers wore “hanboks”, traditional Korean attires typically worn in celebrations and ceremonies. Hanboks are characterized by their vibrant colors and simple lines. What was important to me on my wedding day was really taking in all the small intricacies for us to cherish and remember. It’s an amazing honor to have loved ones travel for our wedding and have everyone altogether in one place.

These memories were captured by the amazing Stephanie Brazzle! She really took her time to scope the area out to find the best photo spots. And of course, the day ran smoothly thanks to my wedding coordinator, Jade. She was personable, and most importantly, very trust-worthy of running such a special day. Everyone enjoyed The Photobus that was parked right in front of the fountain. But my favorite part? Enjoying my strawberry shortcake ice cream from the ice cream truck, of course!

About Firefly GardensFirefly Gardens is a family-owned and operated 8-acre wedding and event venue in Midlothian, Texas, just 30 minutes south of DFW. Run by a mother, daughter, and son team they are always in direct contact with their clients to ensure that their event is the one that they have always dreamed of! So many of their clients have said that they love working with their staff and it is because they are truly invested in their happiness and success of their wedding, party, or workshop. Unlike most venues, they offer a full-day, 9 am to midnight, 15-hour rental to guests and three rental packages based on the number of guests expected. They believe that they have thought of every little thing to make their guests’ experience as smooth as possible, such as a professional salon room and providing their own bartenders and security. When you hear Firefly Gardens, most people imagine their stunning white reception hall and its huge wall of windows, but there is so much more that the venue offers! A 4,000 sq. foot black and white home, rustic red barn, white pergola, and fish pond enable guests to fully expand their ideas for their event and are a photographer’s dream. There are so many options when it comes to ceremony sites at the venue: they’ve had everything from under the pecan tree by the limestone creek, on the lawn by the pond, and their favorite, the pergola. When they began building Firefly Gardens in 2016 they could never have imagined creating such amazing relationships with the vendors, guests, brides, and grooms that they have had the honor of meeting and becoming friends with along the way! They are so excited to improve Firefly Gardens in any way possible as they continue to provide a home for so many peoples’ best day of their life! 

Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Videographer: Shutter and Sound | Florist: A Stylish Soiree | Cake: Doolee's | Catering: Awesome Catering | Tux: Indochino | venue: Firefly Gardens | Bridal boutique: Circle Park Bridal Boutique | Dress Designer: Essence Of Australia | Hair/Makeup: Peony Hair & Makeup | Ice Cream: Mr. Sugar Rush | Photo bus: The Photobus DFW | Wedding Planner + Stylist: Jade Batangan

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How One Couple Turned a Blank Space into a Boho Wedding Dream

Looking for some wedding inspiration that blends boho style with timeless elegance? Look no further – because this couple and Samantha Dapper Event Design just perfected it! From hanging floral centerpieces by Ella Mah accented with pampas grass to the peachy pink color scheme that brightened up the entire room – it’s no wonder the bride cried when she walked into her reception space for the first time! Lucky for us, Megan Welker Photography was there to capture every moment, including the sweetest first look reaction EVER. Head on over to the full gallery to see all the pretty!

From Samantha Dapper Event Design I have to start by saying that Amber was possibly the sweetest and easiest client I have ever had. She was a true dream! 

There is nothing better when a Bride sees her reception for the first time and has tears in her eyes. 

She did an incredible job coming up with the inspiration and styling for her wedding day. It is the perfect mix of polished + bohemian, which can be hard to accomplish. Especially with their downtown LA setting, they didn’t let the location overwhelm their design aesthetic. 

When you walked into the reception space, it really felt like Millwick’s reception space was turned into an intimate dinner party among friends. 

The Groom’s father’s Argentinean catering company provided the spread for their dining experience and guests took home home made chimichurri at the end of the night, which was a sweet and personal favor. 

The day was beautiful captured by Megan Welker, a close friend of the family as well. The day was very family focused and it was couldn’t have been more couple for this darling couple. 


Photography : Megan Welker Photography | Videography: Eastbourne Films | Wedding Planner : Samantha Dapper Event Design | Florist : Ellamah | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Wedding Cake: Cake My Day | Church: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels | Shoes : Stuart Weitzmen | Catering : The Gauchos Catering | DJ: Steve Mendez | Tuxedo : The Black Tux | Bartending: Mr. Bartender | Beauty : Lauren Partida | Bridesmaid Attire: Show Me Your Mumu | Charcuterie : Urban Radish | Getting Ready Location : Hotel Figueroa | Millwick LA: Marvimon | Photobooth : Flip Book LA | Rentals : Party Pleasers

How to Let Your Flowers Do the Talking with a Simple yet Lush Wedding Design

Simple yet stunning florals, mixed with jaw-dropping headpieces steal the show for this inspiration shoot by none other than Koman Photography at the beautiful La Baronia in Barcelona, filled with one architectural dream after the next.  From a floating arrangement above the ‘I Do’s’ to a colorful bouquet and whimsical centerpieces, Siloh Floral brought Event Styler and Planner, Scent of Orchid’s minimalist yet lush floral ideas to life! Take a peek at the full gallery and we’ll let you decide your favorite detail of this shoot because we simply can’t decide!

From the Designer & Stylist, Chiara of Scent of OrchidThe overall design and inspiration for this shoot started with the rustic elegance provided by La Baronia and the Barcelona surroundings, a typical Spanish style. When the amazing photographers The Komans asked me to join them in Spain for an editorial, I instantly fell in love with La Baronia’s architecture and view and proposed it to them.

We thought the best choice for the shoot would be to have a minimalist yet lush floral design. Liz of Siloh Floral was the perfect option when it came to choosing the floral designer who could create something beautiful and unique for our project. I wanted everything we brought into this shoot to represent Sandra and Mario’s love story while completely harmonizing with the architecture of the mansion – from La Baronia illustration that is included in the wedding invitation suite created by great professionals Ana and Alessandro from Carissimo Letterpress, to the vibrant and soft palette that contrasts the stone facade.

For the bridal styling, the bride wore a first look for the ceremony, with a long lace dress with a deep slit and Spanish style sleeves by Atelier Penhalta paired with exquisite lace décolleté by Bella Belle Shoes. My most favorite bridal accessories were the custom made crowns by Eden Luxe Bridal that perfectly framed the elegant beauty of Sandra. For jewelry, I wanted to keep it very simple, so I chose small, drop earrings by Eden Luxe paired with a simple gold engagement ring with a beautiful green gem from Italian artisan My Golden Age. The reception look is an Atelier Zolotas gown that enhances the sensuality of Sandra, with sheer and lace details and a soft tulle skirt.

For the ceremony and reception design, I wanted both spaces to be very simple, letting the couple be the eye-catchers. For the ceremony, Liz by Siloh Floral designed a beautiful hanging installation, under which the couple exchanged their vows. For the reception table, I styled a neutral and soft table set with gold accents, to allow the beautiful centerpiece by Siloh to be the focus of the table. Elegant chairs and table textiles from Nuovi Piatti complemented the flawless tabletop rentals from Canigueral. Claudia and Laura from Canigueral provided me all their beauties, allowing me to choose the delicate lace plates, the vintage glassware and gold vintage cutlery between their sophisticated collections. Each place was adorned with an elegant menu and calligraphy place cards. The celebration ended with a delicious cake by the very nice Eugenia by Lolita Bakery and a romantic last dance at sunset on the panoramic terrace of La Baronia.

Photography: Koman Photography | Cinematography: Koman Photography | Floral Design: Siloh Floral | Wedding Cake : Lolita Bakery | Shoes : Bella Belle | Ring : My Golden Age | Hair and Makeup: Arnau Mac For Oui Novias | Groom's Attire: Penhalta | Wedding Venue: La Baronia | Beige Wedding Dress: Atelier Zolotas | Headpieces and Earrings: Eden Luxe Bridal | Long Sleeve Dress: Penhalta | Model Agency: Uniko Model Management | Rentals : Nuovi Piatti | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Scans : Richard Photo Lab | Silk Ribbon: Seidenband | Stationery and Calligraphy: Carissimo Letterpress | Styling and Planning: Chiara Bertuccio | Tabletop : Cañigueral

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Would You Go for a 60s Inspired Wedding Vibe with this Stunning Color Palette?

If a 60s inspired wedding and a Jackie O vibe are right up your alley, you’ll want to get cozy with this collection of inspired imagery from Siren Floral Co. and This Modern Romance. In a day of neutrals reigning queen, this colorful peach, dusty blue and lavender palette is a refreshing take on the modern day colorful celebration—from the dresses to the blooms to the table settings. Take a peek below for more and let us know, would you go for this look?

From Siren Floral Co.… I was really loved the idea of playing with some 60s inspiration and a unique color palette I hadn’t seen combined before. I feel most inspired when we can mix it up with color, floral ingredients and push myself to do something new and fresh.

We decided to play with various peaches and dusty blues and threw in a touch of lavender into the florals. As a nod to the era, we wanted a subtle Jackie O look. The hair + makeup artist Bernadette absolutely nailed it with the thick blue eyeshadow and Emily’s short bob haircut and vibrant personality fit the vibe perfectly.

The beautiful sheer peach gown from Shop Gossamer and pale blue Sarah Seven dress from The Dress Theory helped achieve the full look and of course, Stephanie captured it all so perfectly!

Photography: This Modern Romance | Floral Design: Siren Floral Co. | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | makeup artist: Bernadette Nazie Durkee | blue dress: Sarah Seven | florist mentee: Laura Reynolds | model : Emily Ferguson | peach dress: Gossamer | ribbon: Silk & Willow | table top: Hostess Haven

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