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Kathleen and Tony are crazy adorable, and threw, what looks to us, like the most fun wedding, pretty much ever. They incorporated a California chic vibe into their decor, and we honestly can’t seem to get enough of Kathleen’s Lazaro dress. Like, we are obsessed. Okay, are you ready for all this gorg, shot by Hailley Howard?

Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding

What made the wedding special and unique?
K&T – When we started planning our wedding we knew right away that we didn’t want to get married in a church. Neither one of us are religious, but we are spiritual. We were honored to have our close friend John O’Connell be our officiant. We chose a location nearby which set the back drop for our Spanish/Italian wedding. We wanted it to be a celebration of friends, family, and love. Also, our dog, Phil, made an appearance as the ring bearer. He was a big hit.

Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding

Tell us about the dress and where/how you found it!
K – I had no idea what I wanted, but I knew I wanted something with lace. I tried on quite a few dresses the first outing, but didn’t quite find the one. It was on my second dress shopping day we decided to go to Panache in Pasadena. I walked in and was quite overwhelmed with so many beautiful gowns. At first I didn’t think I was going to find my dress, but there it was, peeking out from the window from which it stood on display. All I could really see was the ruffling train flowing over the edge of the stoop and the special details on the back bodice. I knew I had to try it on. It was the first dress I tried on at Panache that day and immediately I knew it was the dress. The dress is designed by Lazaro and has so many special details I couldn’t have dreamt for a more special dress.

Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?
K – Tony and I are designers who love all things natural and slightly rustic. We wanted to do something that expressed our aesthetic and who we are. Tony, being a graphic designer, pretty much designed everything – from the invitations to a special wax seal which united both our initials. We kept it simple and the color palette minimal only using black, white, natural, the colors found in succulents and the softest peony pinks.

Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?
K – It’s so hard to pick one thing!! To be honest for me it was hearing Tony say his vows to me. The whole day was just so fantastic. Having so many friends and family with us here in LA.
T – Seeing Kathleen walk down the aisle towards me, looking absolutely beautiful. The reception was a blast, too. It was great having all of our favorite people in one room, cutting loose. The whole day was memorable.

Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding
Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding

Tell us how you met and became engaged!
T – We met in Savannah, Georgia at Savannah College of Art and Design. Immediately there was a connection and we couldn’t stop talking about dreams, art, pets, friends. I proposed at sunset on a small beach on Catalina Island. It’s beautiful and only a boat ride from LA. A funny thing happened earlier in the day. We went para-sailing and Kathleen’s a little scared of heights. She wasn’t sure that she wanted to go up in the sky. The boat captain (who was joking with her up to that point) got super serious and fatherly. He reassured her that she was completely safe. Of course, once we got into the sky, she loved it and was beaming. When we came back down the captain announced that he was retiring and that it was his last day on the job. He shook my hand and very seriously said “Take care of her.” It was like he somehow knew I had the ring in my pocket.

Wedding Blog Kathleen and Tonys Chic L.A. Wedding

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Vendors: Photography: Hailley Howard // Coordinator: Kelly Demaray // Venue: Occidental College // Lighting: Dashing Events // Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth // Flowers: Commerce Flowers

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Soft lavender hues, rustic touches, and a vintage dress make for a gorgeous wedding inspiration! These beautiful images are thanks to Anthem Photography with styling and florals by Kae and Ales. How lovely is that paper by Cast Calligraphy and vintage dress from Shop Gossamer? Le sigh.

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Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration

From stylists Kae and Ales: “We were inspired by the warmth and rawness of the summer light, especially in the evenings when it casts a serene glow over everything it touches. We borrowed greatly from the raw, natural elements of the surrounding landscape. A helping of wildflowers and some delicate gold details complete this simple yet elegant look.”

Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration
Wedding Blog Rustic Lavender Fall Inspiration

Vendors: Photography: Anthem Photography // Stylist and Florals: Kae and Ales // Hair + Makeup: Sky Bella Artistry // Invites + Calligraphy: Cast Calligraphy // Dress: Shop Gossamer // Venue: Washington State University // Jewelry: Caroline Mininger // Equipment Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals

 

Christy and Jason hosted their romantic seaside wedding in York Beach, Maine, where the bride spent many summers. Most of their guests traveled for the big day, so special welcome bags (that the pair printed on their own using a Gocco printer!) were a special touch. Photographer Shannen Natasha of The Wedding Artists Collective beautifully captured the color and magic of this East Coast wedding and we are absolutely obsessed with the soft hues and personal details!

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
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Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

What made the wedding special and unique?

The wedding was based in York Beach, Maine, a town where I spent many summers at my grandparents’ house, and it was so fantastic to share York with all my friends and Jason’s family. Since most people had to travel to get there, Jason and I spent countless hours Gocco-printing welcome bags to show our appreciation. I still see my friends carrying their “York Beach” totes today!

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I loved the selection at Birnbaum and Bullock, and I especially loved the salon itself — very intimate. Some of the stores were just so chaotic and impersonal, it made the experience way less special. I kept gravitating toward any dress that wasn’t white or ivory—and this antique pink one at B&B was just everything.

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

What were some touches added to make it personal?

We had the harpist play “Ceremony” by New Order/Joy Division as we walked down the aisle as husband and wife. I could hardly hear it at the time because it was all so overwhelming, but it gives me goosebumps still every time I hear it now picturing that moment in time. (Similarly, we requested that the DJs play “Otis” by Kanye West/Jay Z at the reception when we entered the room—that doesn’t quite give me goosebumps now, but it certainly makes me giggle.)

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

What was the most memorable part of the day?

During the ‘twilight hour,’ our photographer Shannen got us out on golf carts around the grounds of our venue (which was a golf course and event room) for a last round of portraits. It was so relaxing to take a break from the limelight and just enjoy some quiet time with Jason.

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We’ll always have Scott Dadich (editor of WIRED magazine) to thank for introducing us! Our companies (Martha Stewart and Adobe) were partnered to bring magazines on to the iPad, so Jason came to one of our industry events, where Scott introduced us. Almost two years later, Jason popped open some Dom Perignon and gave me my great-grandmother’s diamond ring that he had repaired and improved upon.

Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine
Wedding Blog Outlook Farm Wedding in York Beach, Maine

Vendors: Photography: Shannen Natasha of The Wedding Artists Collective // Venue: The Red Barn at Outlook Farm // Flowers: Emily Carter Floral Designs // Calligraphy: Anne Robin // Cake: Let them eat cake: // Gown: Robert Bullock Bride // Suit: Michael Bastian for Barneys // Paper: Christy Sheppard Knell // As originally seen in Martha Stewart Weddings

It may be pretty clear by now, but if you hadn’t already figured it out, we love mixing and matching bridesmaid styles. Not only does this add a sense of fashion, style, and dimension to your bridal party, but it makes it easier on everyone to find a dress they love and look great it. Absolute win! Today, we are pairing up with Nordstrom Weddings to “style” a bridesmaid look! So to start, here’s a gorgeous bridal party with a look that we are obsessed with.

Wedding Blog Nordstrom Bridal Style
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We love Nordstrom Weddings because their customer service is so incredibly on point and speedy, with in-store and online stylists to help you and your gals through the selection process. With so many complimentary styles, silhouettes and colors, it makes your planning that much easier.

Wedding Blog Nordstrom Bridal Style

We decided to pick the ‘Annabelle’ nude organza gown by Jenny Yoo, and here’s how we’d style it up for the big day:

Wedding Blog Nordstrom Bridal Style

Want to see more styling ideas? Head to Style Me Pretty for a fun round up!

1. Imperial Necklace 2. Imperial Earrings 3. Kurt Geiger London “Britton” Pump 4. Too Faced Le Creme Lipstick 5. Madison Beaded Clutch

Compensation for this post was provided by Nordstrom via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nordstrom or AOL.

 

 

We are so excited to begin to bring you weekly inspiration from our collection of international photographers! Today, we are beyond honored to introduce you to our newest Grey Collective member, Heart and Colour. Their photography is beyond striking, and we absolutely adore their sense of style! Cheers to all our New Zealand readers! We heart you too!

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Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography
Wedding Blog Meet Heart and Colour Photography

Vendors: Photographer: Heart and Colour // Florals: stem design // Make Up & Hair: avia beauty // Event Hire & Styling: love struck weddings // Models: Han & Dan Mann