British and Texan wedding at Laguna Gloria

April 30th, 2014

 Weddings Unveiled is one of my favorite print magazines for weddings and double whammy, they are featuring one of my favorite weddings:  Haley and Andrew’s elegant garden party at Laguna Gloria.  Weddings Unveiled is showing lots of the pretty images, so I’d thought I’d show some of the fun dancing photos and other moments.

First…my attempt at a Gerard Richter (one of Haley’s favorite artists):

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Haley’s grandma was special to her and unfortunately she had passed away before the wedding.  Haley brought her grandma’s purse.  Check out the UK-USA pin (honoring both bride and groom’s home countries).  Haley told me that when she opened the purse for the first time, she found a five dollar bill, something her grandma would always have on hand.  Haley has kept that same five dollar bill in the purse and there it was on the wedding day…a sweet connection, love that.

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Perfect Monique Lhuillier gown!

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Andrew wore an Alexander McQueen suit.  Three piece!  Gorgeous marine blue (matches his eyes).

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Great cocktail hour, right at sunset, with drinks and yummies by Word of Mouth Catering

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Haley and Andrew told me before the wedding that they especially wanted dancing photos of their friends.  Now I see why.  Super animated crowd…I was ready to join  in the fun!

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Venue: Laguna Gloria
Event Design: Liv By Design
Floral Design: Stems Floral Design
Catering: Word Of Mouth
Cake: Simon Lee Bakery
Make Up: Rae Cosmetics
DJ: Hill Country DJ
Ceremony Music: Will Taylor & Strings Attached
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Groom’s Attire: Alexander McQueen

Lavender and blue dilly dilly

April 24th, 2014

Carats and Cake was wowed by the color palette of Katherine and Benjamin’s Yountville wedding. What could better sum up this pretty wedding than lavender and blue, dilly dilly. I confess, I just like saying dilly dilly. And for some reason, I think Paxton, the ringbearer, wearing a snazzy blue bowtie, would say dilly dilly too!

Event Planning: Soirée by Simone
Floral Designer: Floral Theory
Venue:  The Vintage Inn, Yountville, California

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Modern Indian wedding and Easter Egg hunt

April 7th, 2014

Nisha and Pablo are both architects living in New York City. Style Me Pretty loved the personal touches of this wedding and it’s being featured today.   If  you are looking for a unique, sophisticated, clean design for your wedding, read on!

Nisha and Pablo added contemporary design touches to the backdrop of the classic 1920s Spanish Italianate architecture of Laguna Gloria.  The table centerpieces and cocktail hour florals were succulents in vases made of gray concrete, dipped in paint in the color of Yves Klein blue.  Yes, officially it was that exact color!  The table linens were cinder gray linen, with table cards that were colorful NYC subway symbols for the various subway lines that are special to Nisha and Pablo.

The wedding was on Easter Sunday, so Nisha and Pablo had a great idea to have eggs were hidden around the grounds.  Their nieces and nephews had a blast scooping up the eggs and finding the surprises inside.  I loved this special touch, such a great treat for the kids.  Also, Nisha’s brother got a little mustache on his hand which made for a fun portrait of Pablo’s niece!

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After party at Handlebar!

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Caterer: Primizie
Wedding Gown: Lanvin
DJ: Kit Ktterman Of Austin Professional Music
Coordinator & Event Designer: BZ Events