Colagrossi Studio

Colagrossi Studio

Mitch and Destany, of Colagrossi Studio, are two photography classmates who fell in love. After years of friendship with Destany calling him “blue shoes” their quirky personalities and passion for art brought them together. They live in a tiny house with two adorable/annoying cat-children named Eloise and Hugo and absolutely LOVE to travel. Although they live in the Midwest, nothing gets them more excited than a wedding in a new part of the country or world! View all of their fun loving work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

Sign for Wedding Chicks Happy Hour

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors

Modern Wedding With Japanese Traditions

Japanese Bride

This next couple is going to blow you away with their unique modern tastes mixed with the tradition of two cultures. You can get a feel for the day just by looking at the the brides two very different dresses. Curious? Perfect! Come check out even more of this modern wedding with Japanese traditions in the full gallery here. It’s filled with eye popping details captured by Elissa R Photography.

laser cut wedding invitations

unique bridesmaids

protea thistle and garden rose bouquet

On a modern wedding aesthetic

From Elissa R Photography:
From the moment I heard from Michael and Natalie, I knew that their wedding would be amazing. Michael, who attended Art Center in Pasadena, CA and now designs cars for Acura, has impeccable design taste; Natalie, a Japanese-American who grew up in the Los Angeles area, loves modern fashion and innovative designs. Their Japanese-Jewish wedding, held at Temple Israel in Long Beach, was a beautiful, contemporary mix of their two cultures.

funky heart banner aisle decor

modern eclectic wedding

Natalie walked down the aisle in traditional Japanese wedding attire. After the chorus of mazel tovs, she changed into a handmade neoprene dress and 3D-printed heels. Michael and his groomsmen all wore custom “brass” knuckles spelling out his surname, and the party continued amidst fresh, locally-sourced fare and desserts. The two had envisioned their wedding to feel fresh and modern, with geometric designs throughout. It was a sweet celebration.

traditional Japanese wedding attire

modern polygon inspired pumps

modern neoprene reception dress

Advice from the Bride

My advice to brides on their big day is to just go with the flow. Focus on the big picture. Try not to base your emotional state on whether small details were executed to your preference.

Great advice Natalie! And might we just add, staying true to yourselves as a couple is important. Everyone’s wedding is beautiful and unique to the people who throw it. So take a cue from Natalie and Michael, and quit trying to fit in and instead celebrate you differences; Like Natalie’s neoprene reception dress and geometric shaped wedding shoes! So Fabulous!

succulent and air plant  modern planters

Primary Petals centerpiece with modern hexigon accents

geometic wedding cake with bunny topper and assorted desserts

modern wedding couple

Tradition Meets Modern Wedding

Photography: Elissa R Photography
Venue: Temple Israel Long Beach
Flowers: Primary Petals
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Dress shop: Tolain Bridal
Shoe designer: United Nude
Groom’s attire: Mr. Tuxedo
Dj: DJ Tessa
3D Printed Brass Knuckles: Shapeways

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, gold, green
Styles: modern

12 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

12 no carve pumpkin ideas

Pumpkins are an essential part of Halloween, they’re like the eggs of Easter. Sometimes they can get a little messy though. Not a fan of scooping out pumpkin guts and carved pumpkins that begin to wilt before Halloween even comes around? We’ve rounded up ideas for how to keep your pumpkins fresh and beautiful; no cutting, scooping, or wilting required! See our 12 no-carve pumpkin ideas here.

Categories: Tips