Marston House Wedding

Neil & Kimberly’s wedding was at the historic Marston House in San Diego. A fabulous venue with formal gardens and canyon pathways in the shade of towering pine, eucalyptus and oak trees. Each guest was able to take a tour of the Marston House museum during the cocktail hour, walk the grounds and learn about it’s history. How lovely does that sound? See more of this Marston House Wedding captured by Jackie Wonders in the full gallery.

The bride and groom designed a day filled with character and whimsy.  One steal worthy idea is the use of  polaroid cards from Urban Outfitters. Guests wrote notes for the couple on the cards. We are quite positive that after the wedding they will display them cleverly in their home.

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Photographer: Jackie Wonders
Event Designer: Bliss Events
Venue: Marston House
Makeup: Charlyn Sanchez
Hair: Megan McKlune
Cake: Babycakes
Caterer: Mosaic Catering
Coordinator: Rachel Welland
DJ: Injoy Entertainment
Dress Designer: James Clifford
Flowers: Thistle Dew Floral
Jewelry: Carolee
Officiant: Bethel Nathan
Stationery: Lauren Munzenmaier
Abbey Party Rentals:  Abbey Party Rentals
Old Town Trolley : Historic tours.com/sandiego
Facebooth: Face Booth
Polaroid Cards: Urban Outfitters

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Colors: gray, yellow
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Old Fashioned Garden Wedding

Jen Rodriguez Photography shared with us this bright and cheery old fashioned garden wedding. Overflowing with seriously pretty wedding bouquets from April Flowers.

In fact, all of the wedding arrangements were pretty amazing. Janine, the bride, wanted an eclectic mix of lustrewear teacups and old bottles to hold a variety of blooms mixed with berries. There are so many more pretty floral pictures in the full gallery for all you pinners here. Love Me Simple created the custom ombre ceremony backdrop that is oh so fabulous.

The bride and groom were married at the Olallieberry Inn in Cambria, CA. It was a destination wedding and the couple wanted to treat their guests, mainly family, for this intimate wedding. The Olallieberry Inn holds a special place in the couple’s heart because this Inn is where the bride Janine’s parents stayed every year when they would visit Cambria. Janine’s father has passed away and being able to not only share this special place with the rest of their family, but to get married there just made the location that much more special. They brought in the talented ladies of Events Redefined to help pull Janine’s vision together.


Photographer: Jen Rodriguez Photography
Cake/Desserts: Enjoy Cupcakes
Floral Design: April Flowers

Venue and Catering: Olallieberry Inn
Makeup and Hair: Luna Bella Makeup Art
Coordinator: Events Redefined
Dress Designer: Ian Stuart
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo

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Colors: pink, purple
Styles: garden

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Arroyo Trabuco Wedding

Bella Destinee Weddings and Events shared with us this super fun Arroyo Trubuco wedding. Most of all the little details you see were do-it-yourself projects done by the bride and her family. Loving the Izze Soda Pops used as escort cards. Not only is it clever, but adds a pop of color. All the thank you succulent plants were made with love by the groom’s mom. If you love this idea be sure to see our, Do It Yourself Eco Friendly Succulent Place Cards tutorial by clicking here.

See more of this Arroyo Trubuco wedding that was photographed by Andy Seo, in the full gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Andy Seo
Event Design & Coordinator: Bella Destinee Weddings and Events
Venue & Caterer: Arroyo Trubuco
Hair & Makeup: Theresa Huang
Cake: Moa Cake Studio
Cinematography: Kenny Han
DJ: Shine Entertainment
Dress Designer: Enzoani
Groom’s Attire: Theory via Nordstrom
Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden
Bridesmaid Shoes: Nine West
Bride’s Floral Clip: Etsy
Photo booth: DG Event
Officiant: Ben Poli

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Colors: purple, yellow
Styles: garden

Breathtaking Peony Wedding Bouquet

We are serious suckers for a breathtaking peony wedding bouquet. This particular soft and inviting wedding bouquet was designed by the ever so dreamy Juli Vaughn Designs. How beautiful is her work? It looks especially amazing in these photographs from Austin Gros Photography. These two vendors create some pretty amazing pieces of art. To see more of their handiwork in the full wedding gallery be sure to click here.

Photographer: Austin Gros Photography
Venue & Food: Barnsley Gardens
Cake: Celso’s Cakes (Norcross, GA)
Flowers & Vases: Juli Vaughn Designs

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden

Homegrown Secret Garden Wedding

We have a little Saturday inspiration for you to check out while enjoying your weekend. We had to show this incredible bell tree that bride envisioned and created. Ribbons everywhere with bells attached and blowing in the wind. Sounds incredibly magical to us.

Emily, the bride goes into much more detail about the bells and of course the wedding over here. This lovely South Austin wedding was captured by Nadine Photography.

Photographer: Nadine Photography
Event Design: Alison Twigger of Sweet Events
Venue: Hummingbird House
Cake/Desserts: Blue Note Bakery
Caterer: Royal Fig
Dress Designer: Alexia Gavela
Floral Design: Robin Graybill

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Colors: gray, purple
Styles: garden

Old Fashion Garden Wedding Ideas

Jessica Noelle Photography styled up some late summer wedding inspiration for you. Overflowing with soft blues and creamy peaches, the perfect mismatched plates and other vintage finds all from second-hand shops. The entire set up is light and airy just as an outdoor wedding should be. Be sure to see more pretty pictures by clicking here.

Photographer: Jessica Noelle Photography
Makeup: Vanessa Barnett
Hair: Britani Elliot
Cake: Kay Waite
Floral Design: Susan’s Floral
Assistant stylist: Jaclyn Cage
Event Design: Jessica Rozof

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Colors: peach
Styles: garden

Desert Botanical Garden Wedding

The desert is home to the agave century plant, which traditionally blooms after 100 years. Our next couple chose this desert plant as a symbol of their love. The plant is featured throughout the garden, and even portrayed in Chihuly sculptures at the garden entrance. The plant was referenced in the vows and displayed on printed material throughout the event, as well. We love when a theme is carried throughout the wedding.

The bride shared so much more with us about this desert wedding so be sure to read on. You can also view the entire wedding gallery by clicking here. All of this desert beauty was captured by Hollye Schumacher Photography.

Guests were given small white bells to ring as the couple walked down the aisle during the recessional. The bells featured tags tied with twine, and said “RING ME!” How sweet of the guests to ring in the newlyweds.

After the ceremony, guests picked up prickly pear margaritas and wandered through the desert pathways to Boppart Courtyard. The courtyard featured bright coral tablecloths on high-top tables, tied with burlap ribbon and topped with small arrangements of succulents.

Guests found their names and table assignments hanging with twine strung between a set of agave stalks Marney’s parents had carefully collected, which continued the theme of the century agave plant. The tags were hand-written by the bride on kraft card stock tags with white ink, so very lovely.

Guests sat in shabby chic white chairs at tables covered in natural green tablecloths. The centerpieces were 8″ x 8″ dark-stained boxes filled with coral peonies, purple lisianthus, yellow genista, flower shaped succulents, yellow & purple freesia, green viburnum, ladies mantle and purple lilac with floating candles highlighting throughout.Each box was wrapped with twine.

Tables were identified by cities Marney and Booth had lived in (Florence, Honolulu, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc). The city names were hand-written by Marney’s artistic cousin Michael in white lettering on kraft card-stock. Place settings were clean and crafty. A kraft menu (designed and printed by Marney) featured the agave logo hand-stamped at the top, and tucked inside a crisply folded white cotton napkin tied with twine. Marney’s mother cut rosemary from her herb garden and added a sprig to each napkin.

The homemade guest book was housed in a Russell + Hazel Signature 3-Ring Binder wrapped in white patent. Inside, natural/kraft and green sheets held green and salmon-colored (empty) envelopes. Guests chose their own blessing from any of five card sets laid out on the table. The cards are hand-stamped with custom designed graphics borrowed from one of Martha Stewart’s guest book ideas. Guests wrote a response to whichever card they chose and slipped it in an empty envelope.

Marney spent a few of her childhood years in London, and has fond memories of snapping British Christmas crackers with her family. After ordering supplies to fabricate 175, she put her parents to work helping stuff the cardboard rolls with almond roca, white LED jelly rings that flash when depressed, traditional silly colorful paper hats, and light marriage jokes like “My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met,” courtesy of Rodney Dangerfield. Marney’s sisters lead the guests in a celebratory “SNAP” to celebrate the couple in their toast.

Another family tradition of the bride’s family is to sing “Happy Trails” as a family member departs. To close down the evening, the band played “Happy Trails” as Marney and Booth danced by their friends and family lining the luminaria-lit pathway. Guests picked up muslin bags hand-stamped with a custom “Happy Trails” stamp designed by the bride and filled with the Binns family’s secret trail mix recipe.

Photographer: Hollye Schumacher Photography
Venue: Desert Botanical Gardens- Binns Wildflower Pavillion
Makeup: Corinna Cooke
Coordinator: Day of Victoria Canada
Photo booth: The Live Photobooth
Cake: Honey Moon Sweets
Caterer: Santa Barbara Catering
Cinematography: Bright Bokeh
Floral Design: Petal Pushers
Groom’s Attire: Macy’s
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Thread
Dress Designer: Carolina Herrera
Band: The Walkens
Stationery: Mr Boddington and the bride
Officiant: The Honorable Andy Hurwitz

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Colors: green, orange
Styles: garden

Orange County Garden Party Wedding

We are quite confident that you are going to gush over Sonia and Kraig’s elegant garden wedding. Filled with beautiful blooms designed by Honey And Poppies. The flowers are breathtaking! Check out that bouquet, it is a real showstopper. Captured beautifully by Leila Peterson. To see more of this lovely Orange County wedding click here to view the entire gallery.

Floral Design: Honey And Poppies
Coordinator: Grand Engagements

Photographer: Leila Peterson
Venue: Franciscan Gardens
Makeup & Hair: Kimmi Le
Caterer: 24 Carrots
Cinematography: Komotion Pictures
Dress Designer: J.Crew

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden

Summer Floral Ideas From Signature Bloom

If you are still on the fence on what your wedding florals are going to be, we have some marvelous ideas for you form Signature Bloom. From the sweet and lovely garden bouquet all the way to an elegant vintage number for all you hopeless romantics out there. Each bouquet is described perfectly so you can share with your florist your exact vision. All photographed by Lacie Hansen.

Be sure to see the full gallery of wedding bouquets here.

Spring garden daisy wedding bouquet for a rustic casual garden wedding.

Soft and loosely arranged, this bouquet looks like it came straight from the garden. It’s perfect for the sweet bride that loves Daisies. Garden roses and fragrant herbs add fullness, texture and scent while the bow finishes the bouquet with nice country flair.

Flowers: Daisies, Daffodils, Garden Roses, Ranunculuses, Mimosas, herbs and foliage

Peony wedding bouquet for the modern bride looking for pops of color.

This bouquet is sweet and innocent, yet playful. The Peonies look so delicious; they almost look like cotton candy. The vibrant hues of yellow, coral and hot pink blend nicely together; making this an ideal bouquet for a summer wedding.

Flowers: Peonies, Craspedias, Tulips, Roses, Ranunculuses, Mimosas and foliage

A classic spring bouquet complete with berries and major pops of color.

Spring inspired bouquet featuring some of the best flowers of the season. Anemones and Peonies open beautifully and the Hyacinths with their signature sweet fragrance are the stars of this beautiful composition. A few Hyacinth blossoms will do since the scent is so strong. For a pop of color, add some lime green Viburnums to this classic bouquet.

Flowers: Anemones, Roses, Peonies, Hyacinths, Viburnums and Viburnum berries.

A romantic vintage bouquet with lace and pearls.

This romantic vintage bouquet has an understated elegance. Instead of real feathers, Astilbe is used to add a pretty soft, feathery texture to the bouquet. The white lace is a nice contrast to the flowers and the brooch and pearl strands add some personal touches.

Flowers: Amnesia Roses, Stock, Sweet Peas, Scabiosa Pods, Astilbe and Astrantia

Floral designer: Monica Kau of Signature Bloom
Photographer: Lacie Hansen

Hair Stylist: Danny Truong of Danny’s Hair Studio
Venues: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo | Japanese Friendship Gardens
Venue Membership Director: Danielle Bone Hayslett
Venue Wedding Coordinator: Denise Esparza
Model: Mily Hoi

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden

A Maryland Pink And Green Garden Wedding

Sara and Aaron wanted a garden wedding with shabby chic details and a butterfly theme.  Event Designer, Invited, helped them achieve their dream – from handmade felt and paper straws to antique white-washed frames that were lined with vintage fabrics for the centerpieces. A lovely idea, don’t you think? All captured by Maine wedding photographer Meredith Perdue.

The bride and event designer dish more details on how the event came to life. Read on and see more details here.

Photographer: Meredith Perdue
Event Design: Invited
Venue: Oxon Hill Manor
Cake & Desserts: Windows Catering
Caterer: Windows Catering
DJ: Premier DJ
Floral Design: Growing Wild Floral Company
Stationery: Letterpress Light
Additional Photographer: Graham Terhune
Cupcake Toppers: Potter & Butler
Signs: Gator Bride Designs
Chalkboard Stickers: Brandens Grace Wall Art

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Colors: green, pink
Styles: garden

Glamorous Backyard Wedding From Ryan Ray Photography

Our next feature could not be any lovelier. Ryan Ray Photography and In The Now Weddings and Events outdid themselves. Both of these tremendously talented wedding vendors happen to be part of our elite Hand Picked section, so you know it is going to be overflowing with class and sophistication.

Enjoy this backyard Temecula wedding and be sure to see the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

All the details of this wedding – from the floral design to the stationery – were designed by In The Now Weddings and Events. To learn more about this insanely creative company, be sure to visit their Hand Picked vendor page by clicking here.

If you fell head over heals with the photographs from this intimate backyard wedding like we did, be sure to visit Ryan Ray Photography’s Hand Picked vendor page by clicking here.

Photographer: Ryan Ray Photography
Event Design: Amanda Auer- In The Now Weddings and Events
Cake/Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden, handmade

Spring Wedding Designed by XOXO Bride

XOXO BRIDE Coordinator Saralee Franchi delivered a stellar wedding to our doorstep. We know it is going to be a  momentous occasion because XOXO BRIDE is one of our Hand Picked Wedding Vendors. To see more of XOXO BRIDE’S perfectly pretty work click here.

We adore the DIY approach of this wedding with polished details and whimsy spirit. Deanna & Soren embraced unique and invigorating concepts that inspired their guests all the way through the reception! All photographed by Cameron Ingalls. Be sure not to miss every detail in the full wedding gallery.

Event Design: XOXO BRIDE
Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair & Make-up


Coordinator: XOXO BRIDE ~ Saralee Franchi
Photographer: Cameron Ingalls. , Alex Creswell
Cake & Desserts: Montecito Confections
Floral Design: Louloudi Design
Venue & Caterer: The Canary Hotel
Lighting: Bella Vista Design
Officiant: Patrice Handley
DJ: Vroomz

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Colors: pink
Styles: classic

Catskills Wedding From Susanna Tanner Photography

We are excited to share a same lovely with you today.

In a small, cozy nest of trees in the Catskills around the Delaware River, this New York couple traveled to legally be joined. Surrounded by friends and family from all over the globe and of course some good food these two declared their love. This Catskills Wedding was captured beautifully by Susanna Tanner Photography!

Photographer: Susanna Tanner
Event Design: Rachel Ehrlich
Caterer: Early Bird Cookery
Photo Booth: Boothomatic
Floral Design: Earth Girl Flowers
Coordinator: Rachel Ehrlich
Venue: The Barn at High Bridge Road

 

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Yellow And Purple Wedding Ideas From LVL Events

We adore the bold color palette with indigo, purple and yellow in our next wedding. Coordinated by the talented LVL Weddings & Events. So many wonderful spring wedding ideas to swoon over. Captured by Sargeant Photography. Of course you have to see all the lemon yellow goodness in the full wedding gallery.

Coordinator: LVL Weddings & Events
DJ: Vox DJs

Photographer: Sargeant Photography
Floral Design: Bella Blooms
Cake/Desserts: Torrance Bakery
Photo Booth: DG Events
Venue: Los Verdes Golf Course

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Colors: purple, yellow
Styles: garden

Highland Springs Resort by Picotte Weddings

This is one of those weddings that you are going to want to bookmark. Overflowing with details and warm fall colors, Picotte Weddings did an over the top capturing this magical wedding. Held at the Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley, California. A perfect wedding venue if you are looking for that rustic touch. Enjoy and let us know how much you loved this wedding.

Click here to see more of this Highland Springs Wedding and be sure to check out Picotte Weddings in our hand picked vendors by clicking here.

Photographer: Picotte Weddings


Event Design: DIY by bride, brides mother and friends
Venue: Highland Springs Resort
Makeup: Palazzo Aveda Salon
Hair: Palazzo Aveda Salon
Cake/Desserts: Pasadena Baking Company
Caterer: Grand Oak Steakhouse
Dress Designer: Ian Stuart
Floral Design: Phillip Warren & Jolene Hillard
Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux
Jewelry: Family Heirloom
Shoe Designer: Steve Madden
Veil or Hair Accessories: House of Fashion

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Colors: brown, yellow
Styles: garden

Wedding Bouquet Inspiration

We have a delightful treat for you from Haute Horticulture, a lovely Memphis, TN florist with a real flair for what is pretty. Karin and Monica whipped together several different inspirational floral designs for you to peek at. The shoot actually took place in Los Gatos, California at the charming Radonich Ranch, which happens to be a repurposed fruit cannery.

All of this floral goodness was photographed by Chyna Darner, including the green and deep purple succulent arrangement above that we are swooning over. If the dresses have captured your attention, they are all vintage from Recapture Designs.

There are so many more glorious bouquets to check out! Be sure to see the entire gallery by clicking here.

Floral Design: Haute Horticulture
Photographer: Chyna Darner
Coordination on Site: Vignette events
Venue: Radonich Ranch
Model: Anastasiya Kharisova
Makeup: Amburlee Price
Dress: Vintage Bridal Couture Recapture Designs

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Colors: green, yellow
Styles: garden

Harvest Inspired Colorado Wedding

In order to commemorate this Halloween, we thought we would throw a little fall wedding inspiration your way this holiday. Adrienne & Eric’s Colorado wedding has some splendid DIY touches and is filled with all of our favorite autumn colors. Read on to learn how they conquered their fall DIY wedding, captured by Colorado wedding photographers Eric & Moriah Photography.

Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

From Adrienne, The Bride:

I love autumn and wanted the decoration and flowers to resemble fall colors with dried grasses, pumpkins and fall foliage. Eric’s mother found large pumpkins she hollowed out and filled with water, then placed heart shaped floating candles in them, she also got mini pumpkins we used as place card holders, Eric’s sister made all the name tags attached to the mini pumpkins with pins. We found Martha Stewart craft punches of oak, maple and aspen leaves and punched out of fall colored card stock to create fall leaf confetti for the tables. I contacted Palmer Flowers and they made centerpiece wreaths with curly willow, wheat, bear grass and red and green eucalyptus leaves and buds. In the center we had red and orange candles. I wanted a bouquet with lots of texture and color, I had a hand tied bouquet with lotus pods, fiddle fern, coxcomb, Leonidas roses, hypericum berries, flame calla lilies, curly willow, feathers, eucalyptus buds, bear grass and pin cushion protia, all wrapped in ivory satin with chocolate satin crisscrossed ribbon. Eric’s boutonniere had a flame calla lily, feather, and fiddle fern curl.

Photography: Eric & Moriah Photography

Venue: The Red Lion Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado
Florist: Palmer Flowers & Decorating Gallery
Hair: Veronica Salazar at Colorado Hair, Lafayette, CO
Officiant: Rev. Karen Loucks Rinedollar
Wedding Gown: Venovia Couture by Victoria’s Bridal Collection from Hugs and Kisses Bridal in Keyport, NJ
Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank signature collection
Bride’s Hair Piece: The Headband Shoppe
Paper Crane Kit: Amazon – Origami Thousand Cranes Kit

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Colors: brown, orange
Styles: garden

Pink Wedding Decor Ideas

This inspirational shoot is for all those girly girls who adore pink. Everything about this inspirational table top screams romance. From the gold rimmed china to the whimsical floral arrangements, this is one of those shoots that you can print out and bring to your event designer and say, ” I want this!” To see all the steal worthy photos click here.

Designed by Nico Cervantes of Nico Designs and captured by Jessica Lewis Photography.

Los Angeles wedding photographer, Jessica Lewis Photography is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks.

Styling: Nico Cervantes of Nico Designs

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden

New York Botanical Garden Wedding

We are head over heels in love with Southern Carolina Photographers, Hilton Pittman and are super excited to share with you Tia & Matt’s New York wedding. This classic New York wedding took place at The New York Botanical Garden. Their curated living collections contain more than 1 million plants, which makes a perfect backdrop for a classic New York wedding in the park. Enjoy all the prettiness.

Be sure to check out this entire New York Wedding by clicking here.

Southern Carolina Photographers, Hilton Pittman is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Tia’s Dress: Kleinfelds; Designer: Lazaro
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Makeup:
Alexis Comforti for Laura Mercier
Hair: Amanda Shackleton
Venue: New York Botanical Garden: The Lillian & Amy Goldman Stone Mill
Caterer: Abigail Kirsch
Wedding Coordinator: Michael LaVan
Florist: Forever in Bloom NY
Music: Hank Lane Music
Band: Riverside Drive
Officiant: The Reverend Jim Francek

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Colors: purple
Styles: garden

Embellished Chocolate Fondant Wedding Cake

Get ready for something incredibly yummy from one of our Los Angeles Wedding Cake professionals, Erica OBrien Cake Design.

For the cake, Erica OBrien of Erica OBrien Cake Design embellished chocolate fondant with hand-cut floral appliques. She sculpted fondant fruits including apples, persimmons, and pears. Erica also made coordinating miniature loaf cakes which she covered in chocolate fondant and adorned with hand-crafted miniature fruit. Could you just die on how deliciously gorgeous these are? A special shout out to Honey and Poppies, one of our favorite Los Angeles wedding florists for dreaming up some incredible florals for the shoot. All captured by April Smith & Co.

You definitely have to view the entire gallery by clicking here.

Los Angeles Wedding Cake Designer: Erica OBrien Cake Design
Los Angeles Wedding Florals: Honey and Poppies

Photography: April Smith & Co

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Colors: purple
Styles: garden

Perry Mansion Texas Wedding Venue

Who is on the hunt for the perfect Texas Wedding Venue? Well, there is a splendid venue that you might want to check out called Perry Mansion in Austin, TX. A gorgeous venue with lush gardens and rustic Spanish decor.

Perry Mansion was the perfect setting for Christen and Brian’s wedding. Their wedding was filled to the brim with family heirlooms including original art that belonged to Christen’s family. Christen was beautiful in a tea length gown and Brian wore traditional military dress. Which tied in ever so nicely with their navy blue wedding decor.

Be sure to check out the entire wedding here you will not want to miss out on all the details.

Photography: Sherry Hammonds Photography

Floral Designer: Blake Sparks
Cakes: Michelle’s Patisserie
Tables: Austin Table and Chair Rental
Coffee Bar: Caffe Medici

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Colors: blue
Styles: garden

Monique Linen By La Tavola Linens

One of our amazing Southern California Wedding Design & Coordinators, Joy de Vivre shared with us some creative inspiration to personalize your sweetheart table. Entirely inspired around La Tavola‘s Monique linens. Yes, they are named after the renowned designer Monique Lhuillier. Lucky for you, Joy shared with us exactly how she pulled off this utterly romantic sweetheart wedding table. Read on to learn more.

I used two lovely armchairs in blue and pink that belonged to my husbands Grandmother Bessie Lou, and set them on either side of a small square table covered in the Monqiue linen from La Tavola. Kelly Kaufman of Florette created the most beautiful arrangements of dahlias, peach garden roses and passion vine that sat in a sweet silver urn in the middle of the table. I used the beautiful Sevres China in blue and pink from Classic Party Rentals, which sat upon their gold antiqued glass charger. To keep with the tea theme, I placed one garden rose inside a gold and blue tea cup from Anthropologie on top of the china, with a sweet message that read “Once upon a time…” on one, and “Happily ever after” on the other. For glassware, I chose the beautiful gold rimmed wine, water and champagne glass from Classic Party Rentals. I placed a few cracked glass votive holders with gold rim around the table, and hung a great empty gold picture frame above it.

Design, Styling & Stationary: Joy de Vivre Wedding Design & Coordination
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals


Photography: Shannon Jayne Photography
Florals: Florette Designs
Linen: La Tavola Linen

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Colors: peach
Styles: garden

Minnesota Lilac and Green Wedding Ideas

Happy Thursday and thank you for visiting our little wedding blog. We are thrilled to share with you a little Minnesota wedding from one of our very own preferred vendors, Geneoh Photography. Jamie is a event coordinator for USA Hockey and Ryan is a forward for the Edmonton Oilers.

They met in college and from the very beginning Ryan knew Jamie was going to be his wife, super love when that happens. They got married at Noerenberg Gardens and had there reception at grandparents house on Lake Minnetonka.

From The Bride

We wanted to show all of our guests why we love Minnesota so much. Why we call Lake Minnetonka home. So we did just that. We had and outdoor tent party. We catered Famous Dave’s because Ryan wanted ribs, chicken, salmon, mashed potatoes and vegetables. I didn’t want the typical red and white checked barbecue so I rented white ceramic platters, bowls, and stainless steel serving utensils from Apres and made it an eloquent summer barbecue. We had family and friends fly in from all over the U.S. and Canada. To honor our Canadian relatives, the Canadian National Anthem was played during fireworks. I cut and glued Canadian Maple Leafs on all the clothes pins that held the seating cards. We also hung a Canadian flag on the flag pole outside my parent’s house.

I am a perfectionist so my wedding was all about little details. We had a week of time line and a day of schedule. Everything ran on time and we were even ahead of schedule. Green maple leafs, hockey pucks as table numbers (spray painted sliver with green ribbons and green table numbers), decorated bathrooms, fans at the ceremony in case guests got hot, great food, a DJ that knows how to keep the party going.

I wouldn’t change anything about our Wedding. Ryan let me make it everything I could have dreamed of. Most of the day was a surprise for him, I didn’t involve or waste his time in the little decisions. And at the end of the night he pulled me aside, kissed me and said thank you for making this the best day of my life, I have dreamed about our wedding for a long time and you blew my dreams away and made this day so much more than what I ever could have imagined.

Photography: Geneoh Photography

Day of Wedding Planner: Ispiri Events
Cake and Dessert Table: Buttercream Wedding Cakes
Ice Tables: A1 Rental
Portable Bathrooms: Jimmy’s Johnny’s
Spraying for Mosquitoes: Mosquito Squad

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: garden

Bravo TV’s Shear Genius Wedding

Months of preparation culminated on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Houdini Mansion in Hollywood. Janine Jarman, Bravo’s Shear Genius season 3 runner up, married sales-executive Matthew Wolcott. The couple has known each other since they were teenagers and were reunited in 2008 when their paths crossed again in Los Angeles.

Janine wore a custom gown by Jared Gold and walked down the aisle to “Like A Prayer” by Madonna. At the reception, guests remained outdoors as they dined on a festive menu of finger foods thanks to Catering by Keren including pigs in a blanket, fried chicken & waffles and barbecue ribs.

For dessert guest enjoyed the Cool Haus ice cream truck that served to-die for gourmet, hand-made ice cream sandwiches. In honor of the bride’s deceased grandmother family members were asked to bring home made baked desserts.

Event Design: Kapture Events
Janine Jarman (bride), owner Hairroin Salon & Shear Genius 3 Finalist
Nilo G. – vote for her on Oprah Winfrey Network

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Yellow & Blue Texas Wedding

Our next wedding is knee deep in wedding details. Prepare to take some serious notes on how sunshine yellow and navy are done right. Katelin and Blake were married in true Texas style at The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Loving all the bright and colorful flowers especially the billy button boutonniere all designed and created by Texas Wedding Florist, Petal Pushers.

Beautifully captured by Texas Wedding Photographer Kathryn Krueger Photography.

Texas Wedding Photographer Kathryn Krueger Photography and Coordinator Lucie’s Events are proud sponsors and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks

Venue: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Coordinator: Lucie’s Events
Caterer: Circle C Catering
Cake: Michelle’s Pastisserie
Flowers: Petal Pushers
Band: Random Axis
Dress: Lee-Ann Belter (Lillian Lottie Couture – Scottsdale, AZ)
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ann Taylor
Invitations: Paper Joy (Scottsdale, AZ)
Hair: Jennifer Hernandez, Avant Salon
Make-Up: Nisa Nicole
All other paper & decor: DIY

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: garden

A Pittsburgh Wedding

Hotmetal Studio are hip and fresh wedding photographers located in Pennsylvania. We are proud to say they are serious Wedding Chicks vendors and we love then. They post often in  Real Weddings. If you have missed any of their incredible work here is an opportunity to freshen up on all that is Hotmetal Studio.

A pittsburgh woodsy engagement shoot
Vintage Style PA wedding photography
Lindsay and Joe
(seriously check this one out you will L-O-V-E it)
Meghan & Mike’s Retro Wedding

Enjoy this Pittsburg Garden Wedding of Jenn and Micheal. Who by the way are wedding photographers which says a lot for Hotmetal Studio.

Hotmetal Studio are proud members and preferred vendors of The Wedding Chicks

Dress: Pronovias
Shoes: Nina
Accessories & Hair Piece: Ribbon Bridal

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Colors: pink

DIY Rose Garden Wedding

Stacy and Andrew kept trying to come up with a theme for their wedding day and simply could not nail one down. After a while they just started picking things they really liked and reflected them as individuals and a couple. That’s how they came to have music from the video game Final Fantasy for the ceremony and having the officiant read from an iPad.  Other than that, the main theme was a relaxed and relatively casual environment to gather and have fun with family and friends.

Extra love to onelove photography for sharing this Rose Garden Wedding with us.

Some advice from Stacy to those of you planning a wedding right now:

Don’t buy too much early into planning.  I saw so many great ideas when I first started that I wanted to do them all. I bought the materials and then it didn’t fit in with anything else I was doing, I changed my mind or I just ran out of time. Also, take care of as much as possible before the wedding day. I spent a lot of time prior making sure all the projects were done, people knew where to be, etc. and if anything went wrong or didn’t get done the day of, I knew I had already done everything I could so there was no point in worrying or having regrets. Having a great point person is also key.

onelove photography is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks

Florist: Anne Mendenhall Flowers
Wedding Dress: Watters
Shoes: Madden Girl
Bridal Jewelry: Ben Bridge
Bridesmaid Dresses: LuLus.com, vintage, custom made
Menswear: Nordstrom, Macy’s
Caterer: Wild Thyme Catering
Cake/Cupcakes: Miette, Sprinkles Cupcakes
Invitations: DIY
DJ/Entertainment: Skip1 DJ Services
Bridal Veil: DIY
Officiant: Adrian Li
Lighting: Skip1 DJ Services

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A Sunny Garden Wedding

Remember the Alice In Wonderland Bridal Shower Ideas from Jessica Frey Photography? That was so fun!

Well, Jessica Frey sent us this lovely garden wedding that took place at Mourning Cloak Gardens in Tehachapi, CA. A wonderful garden wedding venue. Named after an attractive butterfly found in the area, the Ranch offers tree-shaded gardens with over 2,200 species from the world over. They are each labeled for visitors who wander the paths.They do not have a web site if you are interested in learning more about having your wedding here you can call them 661.822.1661!

Jessica Frey Photography is a proud sponsor and preferred member of The Wedding Chicks.

Location: Mourning Cloak Gardens in Tehachapi, CA
Wedding dress & bridesmaid’s dresses: David’s Bridal
Catering: Coconut Joe’s in Bakersfield, CA
Tent: Details Party Rental
Cake: Linda’s Cakes ‘n Things in Tehachapi
Flowers: Tehachapi Flowers, plus hand picked lilacs that morning by the bride
Decor: signs, table decorations all done by the bride with items from Kohls, Michaels, and internet bargains

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Colors: purple
Styles: garden

Charming Pasadena Wedding

Do you remember the romantic engagement session that Chenin took of Jenn & Jonathon? If not you should definitely take a peak at it here.

Well here is Jenn & Jonathon’s pretty Pasadena Wedding from Boutwell Studio! The wedding took place at the Langham Hotel. As you can see they have a delightful cherry red bridge surrounded by a dreamy Japanese-style garden. The terraced ponds fed by gently flowing waterfalls provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony. Soft pretty and romantic just how we like it.

Photography: Boutwell Studio is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Wedding Planner: Echo Jenq
Florist: San Gabriel Nursery
The Awesome DJ: Donovan with Props fx
Lighting: Props fx
Dress: Winnie Couture Romonna
Invitations: Paper Wonders
Cinematography: Shade Tree Films

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden

Hotel Bel-Air Wedding From Jasmine Star

A Hotel Bel-Air Wedding with whites, blushes, delicate lace details and Jasmine Star. What more could a girl ask for?

Robert and Marisa wanted a garden wedding that was filled with elegance and romance. Everything had a cohesive look and feel thanks to the ever talented Joyful Weddings & Events. Including large fluffy hydrangea centerpieces accented with mixed size vases and apothecary jars filled with fresh white flowers. Big fluffy pillows to relax on and tid bits of lace thrown here and there. All of this simply accented Marisa’s fabulous wedding gown designed by Monique Lhuillier. Which, was actually the first dress Marissa tried on. The dress was called, “Faith.” It had a elegant sweetheart lace top flowed perfectly with the silk organza bottom.

Before the guests even arrived at the Los Angeles wedding venue they were treated with invites from William Arthur. Lined on a shimmery taupe card stock and bound by an elegant satin ribbon tied with a perfect bow. The envelopes were lined in satin ecru fabric. An M&R logo (for Marisa & Robert) tied all invitation pieces together, and was extended to reception details such as place cards and the labels on our party favors. All the little details made this wedding perfect.

JL Designs created some extraordinary floral pieces for this event. Especially the bridal bouquet. It was medium bouquet consisting of full-bodied garden roses in shades of white, ivory and cream. The bouquet was made to be full and lush with some natural greens (gardenia leaves) showing. The stems were wrapped in satin ribbon to match the Bride’s gown and overlaid with off white lace.

Wedding Planning was done by Joyful Weddings & Events who is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks

Photography: Jasmine Star
Florals and Decorative Elements: JL Designs
Ceremony: Hotel Bel-Air Wedding
Entertainment: Du Bois Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Lips & Locks
Brides’ Dress: Hugo Boss tuxedo & Prada shoes
Bridesmaid Dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaid
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier & Manolo Blahnik Shoes

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden

Super 8mm Wedding Cinematographer

Break out those hankies!

Joel Serrato of Joel Serrato Films is quite amazing and truly produces some fine art films. Joel shoots all of his wedding films with super 8mm. Not only is Joel an awesome filmmaker, but he’s an all around nice guy. Perfect for the couple looking for that extra something special to have and hold forever. You are going to want to view Kristen and Joe’s wedding below. It is full of sweet love.

This video is no longer available to view. Please visit Joel Serrato Films on their website or blog.

Joel Serrato Films is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Photography: Ashley Garmon
Wedding Planner : 36th Street Events
floral: Verbena Floral
catering: Primizie Austin
location: Wild Flower

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Manhattan Loft Style Wedding Ideas

Stuart & Welch catering & events shared this wonderful styled shoot styled by one of our favorites, Merci New York and Poppies and Posies, who designed these stunning florals.

Showcasing the collaborative work of a group of New York City wedding experts focusing on style and all things incredibly pretty. Loving the succulents and botanical wedding ideas. Everything is oh so pretty and looks oh so yummy. And was shoot by Shoot by the ultra fabulous Oh, Darling Photography!

New York Wedding Professionals featured in the above feature.

Photography: Oh, Darling Photography
Florals & Tablescape Designs: Poppies and Posies
Couture Gift & Table: Merci New York
Invitations and Stationary : Lela New York
Bridesmaid Dresses: 57 Grand & twobirds bridesmaid
Venue: The Xchange
Rental: Something Different Party Rental

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Colors: blue
Styles: garden

Northern California Outdoor Wedding

How about some Northern California outdoor delight?

Emily Faulknor Photographers shared with us Jason and Shelby’s outdoor wedding. The wedding took place at Shelby’s grandparent’s cabin in Shingletown, CA. Shelby wore a beautiful yet simple J.Crew wedding dress, herbs as center pieces and fresh baked pies instead of cake. Heidi Marker from Event Designs by Heidi based in Redding, CA was the event stylist and coordinator for this lovely outdoor event.

Photography: Emily Faulknor
Event Styling and Coordination: Event Designs by Heidi

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Colors: orange
Styles: garden

Organic Backyard DIY Wedding

Lauren and Keanan had an organic wedding in the lovely Minnesota. Held at the Round Barn Farm! Where old fashioned American and European ambiance meet in a 3-story bracketed country manor farm home, just outside Red Wing Minnesota. That sounds lovely doesn’t it?

Shared with us by the utterly lovely Emily Steffen Photography who might I add is delightful.

MN Photographer Emily Steffen Photography is a proud member and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks.

Ceremony & Reception site: Round Barn Farm, Red Wing MN -
Dress: Nicole Miller
Bridesmaid Dress: JCrew
Florist: Roger Beck
Band/DJ: Alpensterne German Polka Band
Caterer: Chowgirls

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: garden

Simple Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Our next wedding was shared with us by Carden’s Photography. The day looked so fun and unique that we had to share this unique twist on a wedding.

Set at Cook Forest State Park in Pennsylvania, the day began with a canoe ride, followed by some diy pb and jelly sanwiches and fresh fruit.

The dinner reception was located right next to the ceremony site in the park!  It was decorated 100% diy.  For wedding favors the guest received apples and flower seed packets. The flowers in the mason jars were picked at the park and arranged that day. Every guest had a role in helping prepare for the wedding. Flowers were handmade on site, as well all the decor and most of the food.

Photography: Carden’s Photography

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Colors: red
Styles: garden

Amazing Bridal Bouquets

Flowers play such an important role in our wedding planning process.. they sometimes set the entire mood from start to finish.

Here are some inspirational images that Red Leaf Studios was so kind to share with us. They photographed all these beautiful bouquets for Wascana’s bridal floral showcase.

Red Leaf Studios are Regina, Canada wedding photographers. They are a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and a proud sponsor.

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Colors: pink
Styles: garden

A Real Central Coast DIY Garden Wedding

You are going to be thrilled at our next wedding. Mike Larson Inc, shared this garden delight with us. Filled to the brim with creative and lovely ideas.

Jake and Necia’s were married in Nipoma, California which is super close to San Luis Obispo.

It was a perfect DIY garden wedding. Both Jake and Necia are graphic designers so everything had that extra creative touch. Necia collected all the vintage plates and vases for the reception, and her sisters sewed all the personalized kid’s favor bags at the kids table that were full of crafting supplies.

We love the unique bridesmaid outfits a perfect ruffled shirt paired with a tailored skirt. Such a great look for all the girls.


Venue: Dana Powers House, Nipomo Wedding Venue
Floral: Panacea Flowers
Photographers: Mike Larson Inc,
Hair: Blue Bird Salon
Photobooths: The Booth Experience
Catering: Upper Crust
Party Rental: Got You Covered
DJ: Kramer DJs

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Colors: blue, peach
Styles: garden

Tiburon California Summer Wedding Ideas

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We were super excited when Larissa Cleveland Photography shared this perfect summer wedding with us. Check out that view. If you are wondering how you can have your wedding here, so sorry to break the news that this actually Orlee, the brides’s family estate. Breath taking isn’t it? What a magnificent place to have a wedding.

The spectacular location, the perfect weather made this day exceptionally amazing. So many steal worthy ideas you are going to love.

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Dave loved the Art Nouveau style and with the help of Hello! Lucky graphic designers, the stunning invitations, programs and place cards were designed.

unique groomsman hats

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teal bridesmaid dress

unique wedding stamps

All the letters that hung on the tree are actually letters. Orlee and David hung copies of all their letters that they wrote to each other during the 6 months after they met that January day in Marin.  How incredibly cute is that?

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The wedding actually took place on on Father’s Day, and they wanted to make sure that all the fathers in the house got a gift that made them look hip in front of their kids. Love that idea!

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There were 258 guests who witnessed a wonderful Jewish wedding ceremony under a Chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy hand made by the Groom’s mother, Mara). The guests then celebrated in the magnificent gardens surrounding the house (lovingly tended by the Bride’s mother, Varda), with food stations (arranged elegantly by Dan McCall Catering) and including sushi, Mediterranean and other fare.

They were serenaded by an actual fiddler on the roof (acclaimed jazz musician Carlos Reyes performed from the roof of the house high above the gathering).

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The festivities continued into the evening in a magnificent tent (built by Classic Party rentals) that was beautifully lit. The color scheme chosen by the bride were the indigenous earth tones of the wedding site – oranges, golds and shades of green.

They wanted the dinner tent to feel like the outdoor hillside that they were both so passionate about.  Hence the mix of dried grass & bright whimsical floral arrangements on each oval table and the added accent of the pashmina shawls placed on the back of the chiavari chairs. Every last detail was thought of by Lisa Feldman, an over the top amazing event coordinator.

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Hello! Lucky and Classic Party rentals are a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Photography: Larissa Cleveland
Event Coordinator: Lisa Feldman
Florals: Ariella Chezar Design
Catering: McCall Associates
Invitations: Hello! Lucky

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Colorado Backyard Garden Wedding

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We love a backyard wedding!

Leila Khali from Inspired By This shared with us this charming Colorado backyard wedding with us. Kate and Drew were married at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado and then they were off to Kate’s parents backyard where they held their shabby chic wedding reception. Complete with a  New Orleans s style band. Jared Wilson Photography did an outstanding job documenting this Colorado Wedding.

The entire wedding reception took some careful planning and coordinating in order to get all the guest to the backyard. Julie of Classic Creations coordinated this entire event and from what we see, it went off flawlessly.

Check out Drew & Kate’s engagement session that Jared took in Kate’s parents backyard as well.

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Alicia of Bella Fiori Events did a ultra mega wonderful job on the floral designs. How incredibly cute are the table numbers? The charming bows that hold the table numbers in place are absolutely adorable.

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Jared Wilson Photography, Intricate Icings, Bella Fiori Events and Classic Creations are all preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Colorado Wedding Cake: Intricate Icings
tel: 303.479.9922
web: intricateicings.com
email: cakes@intricateicings.com
twitter: intricateicings

Colorado Wedding Event Planning: Classic Creations
tel: 303.471.0082
web: www.denver-weddings.com
email: julie@denver-weddings.com
Follow them on twitter ccjulie

 

Colorado Wedding Photographer: Jared Wilson Photography
tel: 303.916.6409
blog: www.jaredwilsonphotography.com
email: jared@jaredwilsonphotography.com

Colorado Florist: Bella Fiori Events
web: www.bellafiori-events.com
blog: bellafiori-events.blogspot.com
email: info@bellafiori-events.com
Tweet Alicia and say what is up bellafiorievent

Colorado Wedding Event Planner: Classic Creations
Colorado Catering: Catering By Design
Colorado Wedding Makeup: Carissa Beauty
Colorado Calligraphy: Ms. Evette Gold
Colorado Wedding Lighting: TDA Design
Colorado Wedding Music: Jerry Barnett Productions

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A San Luis Obispo Wedding

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I sure do miss the central coast!

I lived there many years ago and miss the rolling hills and the SLO life! So, when Kelli Jane Photography shared with us Rachel and Jeff”s San Luis Obispo wedding I was excited to share it with you.

The two love birds tied the knot at the Dallidet Adobe in San Luis Obispo.  Their lovely and intimate garden wedding was full of rustic details and bright colors. I especially love the wooden ring boxes that say, “Love You!” So incredibly precious.

Please be sure to check out Kelli’s blog she seriously has one of the cutest photography blogs I have ever seen.

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kelli jane photography is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks. You should tweet Kelli and say hi here kelli

tel: 916.524.9860
twitter: kelli
Bride and Groom are wearing Jcrew Weddings
Cake: Cakes By Judy

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Boutwell Studio Make Us Happy Part II

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Thanks for sticking around for Part II of Chenin Boutwell’s Berkeley Wedding! I loved all the unique details that it took a two parter to show all the delightful details. Especially the Schwinn Bike complete with a wicker basket filled with an amazing bouquet and the escort cards, incredibly cute. Enjoy and have a wonderful Thursday.

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Boutwell Studio is a Wedding Chicks Preferred Vendor
tel: 949.348.0257
web: www.boutwellstudio.com
blog: cheninboutwell.com
email: info@boutwellstudio.com

Coordinator: Julie Briggs Dunn
Flowers: Chestnut & Vine
San Fransisco Wedding Band: Tainted Love

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Boutwell Studio Make Us Happy Part I

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We have a special treat for you today! I am not sure if you remember last week when we shared with you info about our up and coming workshop with Chenin, from Boutwell Studio.

Well, if you do remember we put up a little sneak peek of Nenita and Steve’s adorable Berkeley wedding and today we are going to share with you their entire wedding. The love birds were married at the Berkeley Faculty Club, which is a lodge venue with a retro vibe. Nenita and Steve both looked amazing, especially Nenita in her Monique Lhuillier gown and Christian Louboutin shoes. A stellar combination.

Get Excited, there are a ton of artistic details so it is going to do a two parter.

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Stay Tuned For Part II It will be worth the wait.

Boutwell Studio is a Wedding Chicks Preferred Vendor. (and might I add pretty fabulous)
tel: 949.348.0257
web: www.boutwellstudio.com
blog: cheninboutwell.com
email: info@boutwellstudio.com

Coordinator: Julie Briggs Dunn
Flowers: Chestnut & Vine

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The Caramoor an Amazing New York Wedding Venue By Chris Humphreys Photography

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We are always searching out amazing venues to share with you, so when Chris Humphreys Photography sent us this stunning New York Wedding we definitely wanted to share.

Jen and Marco where married at The Caramoor, which is primarily an outdoor venue, with over 90 acres of woodland trails, rolling hills, sparkling vistas and a superabundance of exquisite flowering gardens. Sounds absolutely stunning to me. They have several areas that you can hold your event. The Rosen House sounded awesome. Containing sculptures, paintings, 16th century tapestries, wrought iron, stained glass, and carved pilasters is ideal for an exceptional wedding ceremony for 190 guests. Dinner may be held in the Formal Dining Room, which is lined in stunning 18th century Chinese wallpaper.

Peach Wedding Flowers

Jen and Marco also used another one of our favorite preffered vendors, Lyndsey Hamilton Events. The details where pure elegance from the flowers to menus to the place settings Just Gorgeous! I adore the escort cards with the two love birds. You know we love the kissing birdies. Of course, a special nod to the cake… breathtaking.

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Peach Wedding Ideas

New York Wedding

tel: 800.652.7118
tel: 310.909.8515

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A Calistoga California Wedding By Jesse Leake

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Jesse Leake was so kind to send us Kathy & Justin’s Calistoga, California Wedding. Jesse’s pictures speak for themselves, soft romantic and everything a wedding should be. I love how calm and relaxed this wedding looks. I adore Kathy’s Christian Louboutin’s, a great find for she can definitely wear them again.

Everything seems effortless and perfect. Map Events coordinated this San Fransisco Wedding and Lila B. Design was the florist.

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Photographer: Jesse Leake
Florals: Lila B Design

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Arroyo Trabuco Wedding

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Venice’s wedding was complete with a Jim Hjelm dress topped off by a soft plum pair of Christian Louboutin heels.

Photographer: Lane Dittoe
Cake topper: Goose Grease
Cake Stand  Raise the Cake
Makeup by Shannon Rhodes Design Visage

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W. Scott Chester Photography

We spotted this wedding over at W. Scott Chester Photography! Which by the way there where so many amazing pictures it was hard for me to choose which ones to show you. The whole thing was pure country magic. The flowers were designed by www.floraevents.com and as you can see they are simply delightful. Check out the hay stacks whoo hoo this is lovely. Please go and visit W. Scott Chester Photography. You have to see the rest of these stunning photos.

web: www.wscottchester.com blog: www.wscottchesterblog.com
email: hello@wscottchester.com tel: 404.822.9443

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Tina Bass Photography a Florida Wedding Photographer

 

web: www.tinabassphotography.com blog: www.tinabassblogography.com
email: love@tinabassphotography.com tel: 727.517.6449

Tamera and Craig had a beautiful wedding yesterday at Davis Island Garden Club. I also have to give a shout-out to the other awesome vendors who made this party kicking: Josh Walter of Inspired DJ was the DJ- and we heard he officially rocked the party. Catering by the family (www.cateringbythefamily.com) provided the food and this is not the first time we have heard of them. We hear they have some yummy food. Thanks Tina B for sharing this sweet wedding.

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Lane Dittoe & The English Garden



Flowers are such an important element to add color and personality to any event, especially weddings. Lane Dittoe of Amy Squires & Co. sent us some dazzling floral inspiration taken at a private residence. These gorgeous floral arrangements where designed by English Garden located in Laguna Beach, California. We love the Manzanita Tree. Remember you can find a DIY Manzanita tree here.

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Studio 222 Photography a Florida Photographer

Studio222 Photography sent us this romantic wedding. Who can resist a vintage hankerchief? What a beautiful and charming outdoor Florida wedding. The venue was held at Lake Mary Events Center and the Gown from Watters. Her gown is gorgous. The vibrant flowers where designed by by Shelly at Country Club Flower Shop

The Catering and cake where done by Puff & Stuff. Both are not shown but we want to make sure you have as many resources as possible when planning your special day. DJ Dan Benoit was the entertainment.

web: www.thestudioishere.com blog: www.the222blog.blogspot.com
email: info@thestudioishere.com tel: 407.748.7188

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Myrtle & Marjoram a Northern California Photographer

Sausalito, a small town located minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco world renowned for its Mediterranean flair and breathtaking views. Perfect for the simply sweet and romantic wedding of Kiki and Hadi. There reception was the Outdoor Art Club that allows you to bring in your own vendors, which is lovely if you are particular about your food and beverages. Myrtle & Marjoram id an excellent job of capturing this intimate affair.

web: www.myrtleandmarjoram.com
blog: www.myrtleandmarjoram.bigfolioblog.com
email: ingrid@myrtleandmarjoram.com
tel: 530.272.4154

All the small details where carefully orchestrated by Kiki and Hadi. Adding there own personal flair to just about everything. Including the basket above filled with wish tickets and sparkly silver ribbon. A little spin to the wishing tree.

 

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Michelle Warren a Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer

Who has some major style going? Well, let me tell you that Eddie & Jane for sure do. Back in September they were married at Brookeside Equestrian in Walnut, California. You have to check out Michelle’s blog for a few other smashing details that made this wedding a hit.


Lets talk details. Obviously the flowers a huge success, created by Greenwich Floral Design. The wreath looks so delicious I want to eat it and basically if I really wanted to I could. Filled with apples and other delicious summer fruits.

If you look closely at the bridesmaide bouquets they have a tiny locket on there with a small photo. How lovely is that? Details make the day and I wish I was invited to Eddie and Jane’s super duper cute wedding.
Again be sure to visit Michelle’s blog to see more day of inspiring details, especially the cake and table set arrangements.

web: www.mwfoto.com blog: mwfoto.bigfolioblog.com
email: info@mwfoto.com tel: 805.929.3683


Some Other Vendor Details
Venue: Brookside Equestrian Center
Cake/Catering: Santa Anita Gardens Catering
Florist: Greenwich Floral
INVITATIONS: saltandpapercompany at janechoi06@yahoo.com
wedding dress: Marry me Bridal
makeup: Joyce Luck
DJ: Atmosphere Entertainment

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Nicolette Camille a Brooklyn Floral Designer

So, as I mentioned previously I am a Design Sponge Junkie… especially the sneak peeks. I came across Nicolette Camille’s brooklyn home on there and casually visited her site and was instantly inspired and thought you would be as well. Her work… stunning, gorgeous and all those magical words.

I also found it quite inspiring that Nicolette creates these visual masterpieces in her kitchen. It goes to show that magic can happen anywhere and a home based business is nothing to joke about.

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Easy Breezy Flowers

Our friends at www.countryliving.com shared some other fairly easy DIY ideas for creative wedding centerpieces.

1. Place simple groupings of flowers into coffee and soup cans that you can paint to match your color palette. Try using moss instead of floral foam. Flowers stay in place, and the moss is reusable. You can make them the day before and place in the fridge so that the arrangements stay fresh.

2. Come midsummer the farmers’ market is brimming with fruits, vegetables, and garden-fresh flowers. Picking up a bucket of these seasonal blooms. Pairing dahlias, clematis, viburnum, chocolate cosmos, chamomile, and eucalyptus berries with vintage containers for a look of rustic elegance.

3. Star collecting cake stands from local thrift stores and vintage shopes. This would more than likely be better for a smaller affair. Collecting 15 cake stands might be a bit hard. Trim the bottom off a floral foam sphere so that it can sit on a cake stand, and soak in water for at least 30 minutes. Clip dahlia stems short; insert into the foam until covered.

4. Write each guest’s name on a fresh lamb’s ears leaf with a thin Sharpie marker. Put a leaf at each setting on top of a small terra-cotta pot filled with moss. How easy is that?

5. Collecting small glass vases, egg cups or small tea cups that can easily be found at your local thrift stores. Place single stems purchased at the farmers market and place in the center of the table for that rustic vintage feel.

6. Instead of paying your cake maker to decorate your cake, place extra flowers purchased from the farmers market to tie in your whole theme.


Button bouquets that could also double as party favors are made with from an eastcoast factory that closed in 1940. They are around $28 and with the right theme wedding these arrangements would be perfect and of course they would not die.

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