Archive for the 'weddings' Category

a lavender wedding theme

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Vision Events Studio are amazing event stylists and planners in Chicago (one of my favorite cities!), so what a pleasant surprise that they selected one of our images to be part of their feature on wedding centerpieces. If you are looking for lavender wedding ideas without going all out purple, this is a beautiful example! Confession…I had an all purple bedroom when I was in middle school, with the piece de resistance being the tiered ombre lavender to purple bedspread.  A few years I later got rid of everything…except the bedspread!

Thanks to Yasmin of Floral Theory in San Francisco for creating such beautiful flower arrangements for this wedding in California Wine Country.

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decorating ideas for a black tie bohemian wedding

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Smitten loved (and published!) this Americana ranch wedding that’s a seemless mashup of elegant black tie formality and bohemian California chic. The credit all belongs to the bride, who is a stylist and made our day with her amazing creations including…

A full-on recreated General Store that during cocktail hour served as a custom whiskey bar tricked out with antiques and the couples’ favorite scotch whiskeys (a dozen different labels).

Take inspiration with the following photographs of this unique Healdsburg wedding!

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The bride and groom made the signage, including the big sign at the entrance to the ranch.  Other details include a crazy variety of stuff that when put together all made sense, very stylish sense!  Macrame, agaves, zinnias, pinks and oranges, blues and greens, yet somehow with a clean, white palette to balance all the colors, ikat pillows, Native American vintage photos, horseshoes, antlers, dream catchers, old Western magazines, barbed wire samples, horse figurines, a vintage cash register, long rustic wood tables, a multi-colored  latch rug, striped zarape blankets, cowskulls, crossback chairs, a bluegrass band, painted rocks for escort cards, a school bus to deliver everyone to the ranch, trees with wishes, Jarritos, martinis, bbq and arepas (thanks to Smoke Open Fire Catering for the pretty yummies to photograph!), a Just Married golf cart, old Westerns playing on the tent wall and cake from Susie Cakes.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something.  The scope of what she did was breathtaking.  I would love for others to benefit from her vision, to be inspired, so please share this!

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Here’s an Ian Stuart wedding dress in action

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Ian Stuart makes wedding gowns that are a cross between fairy tale and rock-n-roll.  Laurie (our lovely bride from my previous USC Marching Band post) chose the Antoinette and it made me giddy to see it in action.  She looked like a superstar!

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Plus it was pure delight to photograph the details:  copious bows, beading, tulle, that super duper long train.  The underskirt itself made me happy beyond belief with all the layers and lace and flecks of gold.

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Laurie’s bouquet of pink peonies was created by Tic-Tock Couture Floral in Los Angeles.

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Even down that long aisle at Pasadena Unified Methodist Church, you can see the long train on Laurie’s dress.

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And finally…the first dance at the Langham.

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