DIY Ombre Pinwheels

Did you loved the pinwheel wall from our last feature? Are you already envisioning it as the backdrop at your wedding ceremony? Well …. lucky you because Los Angeles event designer Yoleine Dumarsais takes us through the easy process of making your own ombre pinwheels.

Perfect for any party or celebration, this doable diy wedding project will add a major touch of whimsey and some seriously cute eye candy. Read on for instruction on how to make your own ombre pinwheels.

A special thanks to Yoleine Dumarsais for this DIY Ombre Pinwheels tutorial. [Read more…]

Categories: DIY Detail & Favor Wedding Projects

Los Angeles Wedding Venue | Malibu and Vine

Malibu and Vine is situated within the Malibu Mountains and a great option for those of you on the hunt for a romantic, yet elegant Los Angeles wedding venue. As you can see, the outdoor space is quite lovely and has a bit of a rustic flair. You can find old wine barrels and blooming lavender throughout the property, perfect for pretty portraits.

Yellow Bird Events shared with us how lovely the space can really be. Setting up an inspiring tablescape with gorgeous florals from Wisteria Lane Flowershop and beautiful props from one of our favorite vintage rental companies Archive Vintage Rentals. See the entire shoot in the full gallery and stay tuned for a pinwheel diy from Yellow Bird Events.

From: Yoleine Dumarsais of Yellow Bird Events

Wisteria Lane provided the sweet florals for the shoot. We wanted a classic approach with a bit of a quirky touch, which is why we brought in the daffodils into the fresh blooms of roses, ranunculus, and hydrangeas. The rentals were provided by Classic Party Rentals and Archive Party Rentals provided the bench and the vintage, yet classic “Welcome” sign.

When it came to the tablescape, we wanted to keep the look clean and sweet while bringing a different approach to the menu. Kathy G. Chung provided the gorgeous stationary for the invitations and menus. Guests would be able to check off their main meal choice on the menu card provided complete with your own personal writing utensil.

The initial inspiration stemmed from the pinwheels. The vision was to tie in the sweetness of the pinwheels to the classic touch of the details throughout the shoot. If pinwheels were going to be a part of the shoot, it had to be something big…like a wall! The pinwheels were constructed by being placed on large dowels and gaps were filled with individual pinwheels in various sizes. I also wanted to bring in some color to the wall by painting just a few of the wheels with water color paint.

To top off the pinwheels, we couldn’t leave out balloons by Geronimo Balloon Troopers! Just enough flair for a classic and fun affair!

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Vintage Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals

Photographer: Brian Leahy Photography
Event Designer: Yellow Bird Events
Venue: Malibu & Vine
Makeup: Sona Gasparian
Hair: Karen Barajas
Cake: Designer Cake Gallery
Dress Designer: BHLDN
Flowers: Wisteria Lane Flowershop
Stationery: KGC Design
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Balloon Troopers: Geronimo Balloon Troopers
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Models: Shea Ballif & Hilmar Skagfield | Veil or Hair Accessories: Nara Kwon

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: pink, white
Styles: classic

Ryan & Heidi Photo + Cinema

It is time to meet another one of our Hand-Picked Vendors. Today we are super pumped to introduce you to Ryan & Heidi Photo + Cinema. Serving: New York City and of course, beyond. A husband and wife duo who know that it takes quick decisions and careful hands to make a beautiful wedding film for you.

Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! These vendors are chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked Vendors are chosen please click here. To see more work from Ryan & Heidi Photo + Cinema be sure to visit their Hand-Picked vendor page by clicking here.

Categories: Features & Sponsored Posts

Bohemian Food Truck Wedding

In our next feature, Chelsey Boatwright Photography and a group of talented Florida wedding vendors collaborate to show how stylish and chic an picnic style wedding can actually be. Whether it’s on the beach or in the park, a picnic is one of everyone’s favorite activities. Combine it with a wedding and a gourmet food truck and you have a serious show stopper on your hands.

Incorporating your wedding theme into a picnic style wedding is super easy, Desiree Dawn Events shows us how to throw a bohemian food truck wedding. Complete with picnic style seating. Be sure not miss the The Royal Coke Float recipe. There is so much more inspiration to see in the full gallery.

Old curtains, sheets, and scarves can be used to make fabric pockets for your wedding invites. Learn how to make your own stamp fabric pocket wedding invites by visiting this lovely tutorial on one of our favorite wedding stationery blogs oh so beautiful paper.

The Royal Coke Float:
2 shots Whiskey, Canadian (Crown Royal)
2 shots Schnapps, butterscotch
1 can Cola, vanilla (Coke)
2 pieces Cherries/Maraschinos
3 scoops Ice Cream, vanilla
Top with Whipped cream

Combine Crown Royal and butterscotch schnapps in a cocktail shaker with ice. Place ice cream in glass and strain alcohol from shaker over ice cream. Pour Vanilla Coke slowly over ice cream. Garnish with desired amount of whipped cream and cherries. Enjoy!

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Event Designer: Desiree Dawn Events
Venue: Quiet Waters Park
Cake: Sandy’s Scrapbooks
Caterer: Curbside Gourmet Food Truck
Dress Designer: Theia Dress from Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon
Flowers: Millie V’s Floral Design
Groom’s Attire: Khol’s
Jewelry: Target
Shoe Designer: Anthropologie
Stationery: Ten Lines Pica
Veil or Hair Accessories: Jannie Baltzer
Bridesmaid Dresses: Free People
Flower Girl dress: Kostum Designs
Groom & Groomsmen Bowties: Collared Greens & Southern Beaus
Cake Pops: SavvyLicious Sweets
I love You Banner: Made For Fun
Makeup: Alessandra Egan-Wyer | Hair: Jessica Boatwright

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: gray, pink
Styles: theme