Friday, August 29, 2014

Fashion Friday: Belts

If you are looking to add some shape to your gown, try cinching it in with a bejeweled belt or waist piece.  Belts are a great way to accentuate gorgeous curves and add something special to your ensemble.  These couture belts by elyseREUBEN make all the difference in these gowns, highlighting the waist and separating the structure of the dresses.  Waist pieces are often forgotten as an accessory choice, so remember to try out this extra little addition when searching for your wedding day silhouette.

PHOTO CREDIT: Ashley Bee Photography


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Inspiration Thursday: The Color Purple

This inspiration board by Oh So Chic was inspired by the color of royalty.  Purple!  Purple is greatly associated with nobility and royalty, and it only makes sense that you should feel like a queen on your wedding day.  This calming color pairs well with a neutral palette and brings the drama at the same time.  This inspiration board showcases an assortment of flower arrangement choices, cake decorations and fun accents that you could use to complete your purple inspired wedding.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Kenna & Chase

Kenna and Chase's romantic, fairytale, vintage style wedding at Stone Gardens was as breathtaking as it was effortless.  With help from amazing friends, the happy couple could not have asked for a more smooth and enjoyable day.  Kenna and Chase were married on an intimate little island at the venue and the natural atmosphere of Stone Gardens was complimented with a cream and blue color palette.  Guests danced all night in celebration of Kenna and Chase's marriage and the couple enjoyed the rest of the evening surrounded by their closest family in friends.

Highlighted Vendors
Location: Stone Gardens
Photographer: Analisa Joy Photography
Videographer: NST Pictures Los Angeles
Florist: Barliz Flowers
Entertainment: 101 Productions
Catering: Once Upon A Wedding
Cake: Cakes by Toni
Dress: Bridal and Veil
Men's Formalwear: Men's Wearhouse
Jewelry: Serengeti Company


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Table Design Tuesday: Modern Elegance

This table brings such a sense of sophistication with a modern twist!  Many staggered vases of various heights created an irreplaceable look.  Floral arrangements of hydrangeas, calla lilies, and orchids offered rich shades of green, deep purple, and white.  Gold linens and glass rims were the perfect touch of elegance.  The word “Love” was central to the theme with custom made wine labels and the menu card design.

Location:  La Costa Resort and Spa
Coordinator: A Diamond Celebration
Florist: Moments in Bloom
Linens: Concepts Event Design
Chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Stationery/Paper: Pink Star Designs
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mangia Monday: Culinary To Go!

Having trouble deciding what you want on the reception menu? Culinary Concepts has a treat for you. Culinary Concepts designed a safe haven for brides called Culinary To Go; a place to get the cream on all of their delicious creations from cold Hors d'Oeuvres to a variety of buffet options.  Not only is it perfect for planning a wedding feast, but it is also handy for other special events like a business meeting or a ladies luncheon.  Their website takes you to an archive of all of Culinary Concepts unique dishes and displays a full description of each item as well as pricing.  That way you will know exactly what you are getting even before you take your first bite.  Happy Tasting!

PHOTO CREDIT Culinary Concepts


Friday, August 22, 2014

Fashion Friday: Skin Like Lace

Lace has always been a hit in bridal fashion, but here is the popular detailing introduced in a whole new way.  Intricate lace detailing laid over a nude slip or sheer fabric creates the illusion of skin covered in the beautiful thread work.  "Naked Lace Details" give a soft ethereal look to a silhouette that is utterly breathtaking.  This trend has been seen covering an entire dress or focused on the back for a surprise tattoo lace affect. We hope this look sticks around for a while and we know any bride would look stunning in skin that looks just like lace.

Eugenia Couture Spring 2015 - Eva
Anne Barge Black Label Spring 2015 - Gardner
Carolina Herrera Spring 2015 - Claudette & Cleo
Ines Di Santo SPring 2015 - Silvine 
Watters Spring 2015 Collection


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspiration Thursday: Coffee & Chocolate

Get inspired for an after reception treat with this Coffee & Chocolate themed inspiration shoot.  There is no better pairing then coffee & chocolate and their are so many different items that you can incorporate into this kind of set up.  An after supper station like this will wrap up your wedding night perfectly. A cocoa and espresso combination will definitely satisfy the hearts of the chocolate lovers and caffeine addicts.

PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Mackenzie Photography