Classic Laguna Beach Wedding

The Wedding Chicks Love Laguna Beach, California. So when Onelove Photography sent us Julie and Nash’s classic wedding we wanted to share with you a bit of Laguna’s beauty.

Julie and Nash are Orange County natives they have actually known each other since high school, but started dating in college. They both live in Laguna Niguel and were married at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church. The love birds and their wedding party sailed on their family sailboat into the reception at Dana Point! It was quite an entrance. The wedding was simple and elegant.

Julie was a do-it-yourself bride and did everything including the floral arrangements! She is a florist and was up all night before the wedding prepping all the beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. Talk about serious dedication!

Laguna Beach Wedding Photographer: Onelove Photography is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks

Ceremony location: Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church
Reception: Dana Point Yacht Club
Bridal Dress: Pronovias
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaid Dresses: JS Boutique
DJ: DJ Flo
Caterer: Jays Catering

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Free Photo Save the Date Calendar Cards

Remember our Free Save The Date Calendar Photo Calendar Cards? Well.. we have created a new one for you that is a little bit on the vintage side.

We have created these Free Calendar Save the Dates for every month of the rest of 2010 and all of 2011. Amy is super duper crafty and decided that she would make you more. We hope you love these as well. The download also includes a fancy little envelope to make your Save the Dates super special. Download them here. {They will take a bit to download because they are 300 dpi files.}

We used some of our favorite photographers as examples. The above photo is from Elizabeth Messina. How dreamy is that picture?

Supplies Needed:
– Printer, we love the Epson Stylus Photo 1400
#10 Luxe Fino Cream Flat Cards 25 for $6.25
#10 Open End Luxe Fino Cream Envelopes 10 for $5.50
– Stamp and Ink, or Brads and a 1/8 inch hole punch.
– 4—3 Photos (if you would like to attach an actual photo to the card)

Choose your favorite photo and print or trim to 4 inches by 3 inches and attach it to your Save the Date. You can go to your local photo lab or print them yourself on photo paper. (We have printed the image directly on the card.


The first photo is taken by Caroline Tran and is actually one of sister wedding bloggers Jenn from Green Wedding Shoes. You can see her entire love shoot by clicking here.

The second is by the lovely Elizabeth Messina

The last photo is by Chenin Boutwell, it is actually from our engagement shoot that we featured yesterday. To see the entire shoot click here.

Print out your cards. We used the Epson Stylus Photo 1400 and it’s amazing! Perfect for all of your wedding DIY projects.
We got our card stock and envelopes at Paper Source.
#10 Luxe Fino Cream Flat Cards 25 for $6.25
#10 Open End Luxe Fino Cream Envelopes 10 for $5.50

Idea One:
Another cute way to mark your date is with a stamp, we chose a heart. Stamp and ink from Michael’s. This is my personal favorite. Super sweet and adds a pop of color.

Idea Two:
Brads are super cute! We found these little gems at Micheal’s and used a 1/8 hole punch.

Idea Three:
If you have access to any photo editing program, you can simply create a circle graphic to mark your date. Or you can just draw in a circle by hand and get some friends to help out!

Download your Vintage Save the Date Calendar Cards

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An Orange County Wedding Engagement

Orange County has never looked so pretty!

The stylish and talented Chenin Boutwell shared with us this sun filled Orange County wedding engagement shoot. Set in a field of yellow flowers complete with an utterly adorable couple. Jennifer & Jonathan requested that their photos “exude an earthy, whimsical, fun, vintage, and candid feel.” Of course Chenin delivered!

If you are into style and want to learn from the best, Chenin will be teaching this May in Orange County at the Stylelab Workshop along with us (The Wedding Chicks)!

I also have to mention that Jennifer & Jonathan brought along their adorable dog to the photo shoot. To see these photos click here.

Orange County Wedding Photographer: Boutwell Studio is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

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Styles: engagement

A Real New Jersey Wedding

Our first Real Wedding of the week is straight from Jersey. Shared with us by Dinofa Photography. We fell in love with them way back when we featured them in one of our free table numbers and menu downloads style boards.

I know that you love purple, and this wedding has touches of it here and there and pretty much everywhere. Jamie and Tony were married at the gorgeous Saint Thomas at Villanova Chapel followed by a lovely reception at the historic Cairnwood Mansion in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. You are going to gush over Jamie’s hairpiece which was custom created by her seamstress, Lori Matthews of Havertown, PA. It compliments her vintage style wedding dress designed by the dreamy Jim Hjelm!

South Jersey Wedding Photography: Dinofa Photography

Wedding Ceremony: Saint Thomas at Villanova Chapel
New Jersey Reception: Cairnwood Mansion
Grooms Suit was Ralph Lauren from Mens Wearhouse
Grooms Purple tie was from a boutique in Philadelphia called Andrew’s Ties
Vintage Styled Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm
Bride’s Purple Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Bridesmaids Shoes: David’s Bridal
PA Wedding Flowers: Carl Alan Ltd. of PA
PA Wedding DJ: Matt Blank at Synergetic Sounds
PA wedding Cake: Van Earls

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: vintage