Archive for January, 2012

Offbeat Vintage Garden Wedding by Love Caryn Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Andra and Chad look like people that would be crazy fun to hang out with.  Their offbeat wedding is undeniably charming and I just love the way Love Caryn Photography captured their vintage style!

The wedding was held at the Vintage Garden Tea House in Montgomery, Texas.  There was a romantic garden backdrop for the ceremony and a cozy home for the reception.  The couple wove quirky accents into the day like Star Wars action figure boutonnieres and owl masks and décor.  The wardrobe, the setting, everything had that retro/Urban Outfitters feel.  In fact, that’s where Chad snagged his suit.  The maids were dressed in ModCloth.After they said their vows under a canopy of lush greenery, it was time for fun, props and photos!

And for the getaway vehicle?  A tandem bike- which wouldn’t have been more perfect.

Happy Marriage to Andra + Chad!

A million thanks to Love Caryn Photography for sharing these photos with us!

Bridal Gown via Artsy Wedding

Venue: Vintage Garden Tea House

Bridesmaid’s Dresses by ModCloth

Men’s Attire by Urban Outfitters

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A Fresh + Lovely Real Wedding by Kurt Boomer Photo
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

When I saw Denise and Michael’s album, I was totally taken with the soft colors, the beautiful natural setting, and the fresh photographs by Kurt Boomer.  While planning, the couple simply chose a few of their favorite things and planned the day around them: nature, outdoors, and things that are aged and well loved.  Enjoy this fresh and lovely real wedding of the week set in Pala, California…Denise found inspiration for her florals while at the farmer’s market one afternoon.  A vendor was selling locally-grown proteas at an amazing price; right then and there she ordered them for the bouquets and centerpieces!The organic feel of the wedding invitations by Wedding Paper Divas matched the lush scenery of the incredible outdoor venue, the Secluded Garden Estate.Denise and Michael’s romance is a sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of a story…  They met in Las Vegas.  It only took the duration of a dinner for Denise to know that he was the one!  A week later she moved across the country to be with him.
Michael’s prized 1952 Willys wagon made an appearance; it was the perfect spot for portraits. The couple wanted the reception to feel comfortable and relaxed, like an afternoon at their house with good food, music, drinks, and the people they love the most.

See the full story & album…

Photographs by Kurt Boomer Photo

Venue: Secluded Garden Estate

Invitations by Wedding Paper Divas

Bride’s Hair by Allison Catalano of Grand Creation Salon

Bride’s Makeup by Stephanie Lee of Motives Cosmetics

Bridal Gown by The Limited

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Individually Sourced

Bride’s Fascinator by Fascinate Me LLC

Rentals by Premier Party Rentals

Catering by Temecula Catering

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Fashion Friday: Justin Alexander’s 2013 Preview
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

This is sooo exciting!!  Justin Alexander has released an exclusive look at their ‘preview to 2013’ just for our readers!  They describe the collection as providing a glance of chic 1920’s, the timelessness of the 1950’s and the originality of today. Distinct embellishments enrich each design to make this collection a work of art.  Ornate trims, mille-Feuille layering and hand-pleated fans are just a few of the incredible style elements featured in the collection.   We’re totally in love with the rich sophistication, glamour, and texture of these gowns… and best of all, they are moderately priced, so you’ll just look like a million dollars.

You’ll have to wait a few months to see these gowns in stores, but if you’re in love, be sure to bookmark this post!  In the meantime, see more from Justin Alexander in the dress gallery...

Happy Weekend!


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Luxe Irish Castle Inspiration Shoot by Aislinn Events
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

Reminiscent of an enchanting fairytale, Annie Byrne of Aislinn Events designed this luxe inspiration shoot at the majestic Adare Manor in Ireland. An amazing team came together to create the elaborate display of paper goods, florals, décor, dessert and more that perfectly reflected the countryside estate setting. Annie wanted to give a general sense of lushness- warm and a bit smoky with natural textures of leather, fur and pheasant feathers. Feast your eyes on the inspiring photos by Kristen Booth.Cream-toned card stock and gold scripted paper goods by Petite Paper gave a regal impression of age. The color and vibrance of robust jewel-toned florals by Leona Fitzmaurice Lynch just pours thru the photographs.  Annie played on the backdrop by styling the model as the “lady of the manor,” complete with oversized estate jewelry by Knightsbridge Boutique, furs, and feather accessories by Karen Flannery Art. The flowing, feminine gowns were provided by DeStafford Bridal. These opposing concepts of soft beauty against strong architectural bones drove this inspiration shoot.

The tablescape and dessert table were an abundant bouquet of rich colors, including pomegranates poised on each place setting ready for the feast and merriment. The four tiered cream fondant cake by Cloudberry Bakery was delicately painted with copper, orange, and golds to create oversize flowers.  I’m just loving the painted feathers on the cupcakes too!

Now there’s a photoshoot…  Thanks to this extraordinarily talented team of vendors abroad!

Photographs by Los Angeles-based photographer Kristen Booth

Design by Aislinn Events

Venue: Adare Manor

Bride’s Hair by Sandra Crosbie

Bride’s Makeup: Makeup by Ash

Bridal Gowns via DeStafford Bridal

Jewelry by Knightsbridge Boutique

Headpieces by Karen Flannery Art

Florals by Leona Fitzmaurice Lynch

Invitations by Petite Paper

Cakes & Dessert by Cloudberry Bakery

Linens by Got’cha Covered

With video credits to Shane Costello, PR credits to OFD Consulting

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