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DIY Pastel Islamorada Wedding

I spy a piña colada and what looks like a strawberry mojito. Quite possibly two of my favorite tropical concoctions, ever. And just one of the many reasons I fall for beach weddings every single time. This colorful Morada Bay Beach Cafe soiree has me with fingers crossed, hoping the next wedding invite in my mailbox is jet-set to sun and sand. In the meantime, this cheerful gallery from Darling Juliet will do!

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From the beautiful Bride… My family was so involved in helping with our wedding! My mother (Libby Stout) made all the burlap and cloth table runners and she made the burlap flower cones that were on the aisle. I made the pinata and other various decorations. All of the china and other decor was purchased at Goodwills, garage sales and thrift stores.

One of our favorite moments was the actual ceremony. Kristi walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of Europe’s The Final Countdown, which we thought was awesome! The decorations that our florist (The Blonde Tulip) and my mother put together were beautiful!

Photographer: Darling Juliet | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Groom's Suit: Ted Baker | Ceremony Music: Lenny Batista | Bridal Boutique: Kelly's Closet | Bridal Headband: Be Something New | Cafe: Morada Bay Beach Cafe | Cakes & Sweets: One Small Bite | Florals & Decoration: The Blonde Tulip | Groom's Shirt: Cubavera | Hair & Make Up Artist: Michelle At Ciao Bella | Reception Music: DJ Jenni Foxx | Rentals: Mile Marker Rentals

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Enchanted Winter Wedding Inspiration

True story – it snowed last week here in little ol’ New England. Snowed! So while this wintery wedding inspiration shoot may seem a bit off-beat for April, let me assure you the cold weather mood hasn’t left for good just yet. And with Kate IncerGracie BlueLaura Leslie and a host of wonderful vendors on the job, winter wedding inspiration has never looked sooooo good. Have a peek at the gallery and Incer Studio’s film below!

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From Kate Incer…

The Inspiration:

This shoot drew inspiration from envisioning a timeless love story between a bride and a groom, perhaps from decades past. Theirs is a love that makes the world stand still if only for a moment. A wintry wedding, whose chilled air beckons you to hold one another tight, is filled with romance and ethereal elegance.

I wanted to include beautiful thoughtful details and highlight gilded accents that provided just the right touch of golden sparkle. Lovely lace, soft furs, shimmering linens, enduring stone, and twisting foliage offer the perfect balance of textures and tell a rich story. Our unplanned star of the shoot – the bevy of swirling snow flurries – created an idyllic frosty dreamland rarely encountered in the South. We embraced this powder white beauty with open arms.

The Location:

Could we have asked for anything more breathtaking? Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club served as the ultimate backdrop for this shoot in all its serene snowy splendor. Stunning views of snow-covered pastures and dramatic landscapes surrounded us. Tranquil woodlands, rolling hills and icy waters flowing through the white fields were spectacular sights to behold. This storybook setting was made all the more intimate with rustic wooden cabins and our candlelit stone fireplace.

Color Palette:

Our color palette included rich gold, blush pinks, deep black, and abundance of white courtesy of Mother Nature.

Attire:

The gorgeous gown from The Sentimentalist, curator of all things lovely, was an exquisite vision in lace by Sarah Seven. This dreamy number epitomized our inspiration of ethereal elegance with delicate lightness and glimmering metallic threads. A downy fur stole made it winter perfection. Our maids donned flirty black frocks; each look had their own signature style, but complimented one another flawlessly. An oversized face-framing bow for one maid and embroidered organza lace for the other. Our groom wore a dashing black tux and bowtie whose fine dots made him even more dapper. His black patent shoes finished off his polished look.

The Details:

I find details to be so important for storytelling and they do so much to bring personalized beauty to a scene. Charm from new and old pieces combined seamlessly. For our picturesque tablescape, blush sequin linens were the foundation for a spectacular array of English vintage china. Beautifully crafted menus, gold rimmed goblets + silver and gold flatware completed our place settings. A dramatic garland of greenery and florals with gold candlesticks amidst flurries of snow made it all oh so romantic and surreal.

Our paper goods suite was artfully designed for our couple and featured black, gold, and ivory.
With a soft spot for signage and making things by hand, I created a cork and paper piece that reads “Together is a beautiful place to be.” The glittery golden text, each piece hand-cut, was made all the more pretty by adding fresh flowers to the sign.Three heavenly cakes shimmered in gold with sweet blackberries, anemones, lisianthus, and wax flower. These golden beauties stood proudly on milky white cake stands in the pristine sugar-like snow.

The stone fireplace was enrobed with grand branches whose green leaves peaked out from the veil of snow. Holly’s masterful design made the foliage appear as if it had beautifully sprouted from the stone itself. Our intimate hearth had rows of white candles flickering atop wax-dripped bottles my husband and I lovingly fashioned. This scene could be translated as a sublime ceremony backdrop or the perfect spot for a celebratory toast and kiss by candlelight.

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It was an absolute dream being surrounded by such talent! The beautiful work of all those involved was truly inspiring and I am so thankful for their amazing contributions.

Photography: Gracie Blue Photography | Photography: Laura Leslie Photography | Cinematography: Incer Studios | Floral Design: Holly Bryan Floral And Botanical Design | Cakes: Blooming Flour Bakery | Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropologie | Hair: Robn Johnsen | Bridal Gown: The Sentimentalist | Bridal Sash: Twigs & Honey Headpiece From The Sentimentalist | China: Vintage English Teacup | Groom’s Attire: The Modern Gent | Invitation Suite & Paper Goods: Moore Custom Creations | Linens: I Do Linens | Makeup: Andrea Carter Artistry | Models : Jenna Lombardi, Andrew Lombardi, Hilary Huff, Brittany Keith | Styling, Event Design & Signage: Kate Incer | Wedding Venue: Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club | White Faux Fur Stole: Tulip Bridal

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Los Angeles Garden Wedding at Marvimon

The Marvimon has always been one of my favorite venues. It has a cool mid-century feel paired with a stunning indoor/outdoor space and a succulent wall that I literally want to marry. But I’ve never seen the Marvimon quite like this; intertwined with a December wedding so classic, so beautiful that it truly embodies the best of both worlds. Planned by So Happi Together with garden blooms by Floral Elements and images of the day by Esther Sun Photography - there’s even more to devour right here.

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Paul and I have always loved spending time with our family and friends. When we started planning for our wedding, we wanted to make sure that our guests felt like they were at a huge family gathering for the evening. We also aimed to create a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, especially since we had a December wedding. With the help of everyone’s wonderful creativity, we were able to capture exactly what we had envisioned. Truly, our favorite moment was walking through the doors of Marvimon House, seeing for ourselves how all the ideas we had tossed around had come to life: from the subtle flowers with hints of dark reds and the candlelight that glowed so perfectly through the softly dimmed room to the bustle of chefs in the kitchen preparing a delicious meal and guests chatting with one another under the warmth of shawls and heatlamps in the patio. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting to spend with our loved ones.

Photography: Esther Sun Photography | Wedding Dress: Tomato | Florist: Floral Elements | Ceremony Venue: First Congregational Church Of Pasadena | Reception Venue: Marvimon | Bridesmaids Dresses: Koh Koh | Catering: Urban Palate | Wedding Planner: So Happi Together | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Bride's Shoes : Badgley Mischka | Calligraphy/signage : Letters To You | Desserts: M Cake Sweets | Hair & Make Up: Nicole DeAnne | Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooth | Rentals: Premiere Party Rents

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Plum Pretty Sugar Introduces PomPon + A Giveaway!

When we first got word the lovelies of Plum Pretty Sugar were debuting their brand spankin’ new collection, PomPon, we knew something fabulous was right around the corner. And sure enough, once the images hit our inbox, an office-wide gasp wasn’t far behind. With an emphasis on classic geometric prints in ultra chic shapes, it’s bridal getting-ready wear we can totally get behind. Oh, and scroll on for a HUGE PomPon giveaway waiting down below!

Do you love or do you LOVE? Now it’s time to enter for your chance to win big…

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