Joan Shum Hand Made Wedding Dresses

Joan has launched a unique bridal collection that unites her passion for art, costume, and fashion into a line of elegant gowns. Each hand-made ensemble accentuates the bride’s figure and distinctive style. Combining a timeless era with contemporary influence, these classic gowns are as unforgettable as the wedding day. Beleive it or not you can buy her dresses on Etsy.

Her vintage inspired gowns start at $3,500 and go up to 6, 5000. Each one is hand made to fit you perfectly.
The look is so unqiue and allot her gowns are accompanied by a vintage brooch.

Some of her gowns can be a two or three piece ensembles, all separate.  Ideally you can run with entirely different looks throughout the event. I love the dramatic tulle in the above dress. So glamorous.

Categories: Local Bridal Fashion

Isla Mujeres Hotel Secreto a Perfect Honeymooon

After the busyness of the wedding celebration, the honeymoon offers a much-needed alone time. It’s the perfect excuse to buy some cute new things for your fabulous romantic getaway. A floor length maxi dress by LA Made is perfect for walking down to the beach or cocktails and dinner.

Chunky jewelry is always a fabulous way to dress up any simple dress. We found this one at HSN {believe it or not}!
A straw bag is perfect for all your sunbathing goodies and can double as a purse. The one above is by Dior! A bit pricey but… dang cute.

Work these fabulous toe ring sandals by Juicy. Of course, an absolute must is a stylish bikini to show off your wedding ready body. The suit and necklaces are from Vivre. The seashell hair clips are from Etsy and are perfect for a messy beach hairstyle.

Secreto is an oasis of casual, but chic hotel luxury within the small Mexican fishing village of Isla Mujeres. It is one hour door-to-door from Cancun, Mexico. With crystal-clear turquoises waters, white sand beaches, and almost perfect year-round weather, the island is a haven for beach and water sports enthusiasts.

Take a trip to Isla Contoy, a bird sanctuary located 45 minutes via boat north of Isla Mujeres, or visit some of Mexico´s most famous archeological Mayan ruins: Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum.

You will love Hotel Secreto’s privacy and excellent service. With its striking contemporary architecture and Mediterranean sensuality, Secreto is the perfect setting for a blissful honeymoon on on the beach.

Categories: Featured Wedding & Honeymoon Venues

Marvimon House By Chenin Boutwell

As most of you know we are huge fans of Chenin Boutwell and today we are featuring a simple yet stylish affair shot by Chenin and held at the Marvimon House in Los Angeles, California. More than likely you will be hearing more inside tips on this venue! One of our Real Bridal Bloggers, Jessica will be getting married here.
We wanted to give her a little inspiration for her big day!

The Real Wedding of Jen + Patrick.

Originally built by an Italian race care driver in 1924 as one LA’s first automobile showrooms, Marvimon has reinvented itself as a stand alone super-loft. A 7,000 sq ft floor plan including a vertical garden courtyard. Located near Chinatown, surrounded by Elysian and State Historic Parks this centrally located building is also Green. Their strategically located oversized courtyard doors and skylights are passive lighting, cooling and heating elements that minimize energy usage throughout the year.

A few photos of the venue to give you an idea of this lovely space.

More phenomenal photos of Jen + Patrick taken by Chenin. I am in absolute love with Jen’s dress, which looks like a family heirloom. A delicate peacock hairpiece ties together her whole look.

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Happy Holidays xoxox The Chicks

Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family a healthy and happy holiday. We will be back tomorrow with something fantastic. Now shut your computer down and go hang with the loved ones!

-Jocey & Amy { The Wedding Chicks }

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