Best Wedding Blog - Wedding Fashion & Inspiration | Grey Likes Weddings http://www.greylikesweddings.com A Wedding Blog by Grey Likes. Love Well Styled. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:48:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Julia and Ezra’s Destination Wedding in Sayulita http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/julia-and-ezras-destination-wedding-in-salyulita/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/julia-and-ezras-destination-wedding-in-salyulita/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:47:34 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=56260 If there’s anything we love about a good wedding, it’s personalty! Julia and Ezra celebrated their destination wedding at the Villa del Oso in Sayulita, Mexico. We love how the couple managed to inject the perfect amount of personality into their details to make their event a reflection of them but also still highlight the gorgeous Mexico location that was... Read More

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If there’s anything we love about a good wedding, it’s personalty! Julia and Ezra celebrated their destination wedding at the Villa del Oso in Sayulita, Mexico. We love how the couple managed to inject the perfect amount of personality into their details to make their event a reflection of them but also still highlight the gorgeous Mexico location that was so special to them. A special shout out to the groom for the seriously cool paper design. Oh yeah—and the table greenery by Francisco Salazar  is a must-see. All this and more in these beautiful images captured by Jillian Mitchell.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We chose Sayulita because I had traveled through small towns in Mexico and always loved the vibe. After spending a week in Sayulita together, it was an easy decision. It’s so representative of who we are and we wanted to share this part of Mexico that our friends might otherwise not experience on their own.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

The quiet moment we had with each other during our first look photos. Our vows – we decided to write our own and it was a highlight of the wedding. When Charles’ shirt caught on fire from the flaming tray of tequila shots! When Julia’s aunt and uncle took over the dance floor for their rendition of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The feeling of being surrounded by so much love and laughter, not just the wedding day but the entire week – it was just so amazing and heartfelt.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Although we met many years before we started dating, it took us a minute to actually get together, and even longer (ahem Ezra – 12 years) for us to get married. Needless to say, we knew that when we finally did get married, we wanted it to be a week of memories and celebration for our friends and family.

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Vendors: Photography: Jillian Mitchell // Wedding Planner: Sea of Dreams Weddings – Yazmin Gizeh // Videographer: SharkPig // Floral Design: Francisco Salazar // Hair/Makeup: Funky Diva Hair Design // Catering: Café des Artistes // Venue: Villa del Oso, Sayulita, Mexico // Invites, Programs, Menu, Table & Escort Cards, Welcome Bags, and Cake Toppers: Designed by the Groom // Wedding Dress: Martina Liana // Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren // Groom’s Tie & Pocket Square: Black Fleece // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA and Ted Baker

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Southern Culinary Inspiration Shoot http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/amy-nicole-photography-shoot-ready/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/amy-nicole-photography-shoot-ready/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55891 It’s time for a little Charleston Chic! We were so excited when Amy Nicole of Amy Nicole Photography sent us over this gorgeous southern culinary inspired concept shoot. We’re crazy about the pops of mandarin and yellow in the fabulous florals by  Karis Floral Design as well as the luxe-meets-industrial-meets-southern styling by Kelly Dellinger Events. See more... Read More

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It’s time for a little Charleston Chic! We were so excited when Amy Nicole of Amy Nicole Photography sent us over this gorgeous southern culinary inspired concept shoot. We’re crazy about the pops of mandarin and yellow in the fabulous florals by  Karis Floral Design as well as the luxe-meets-industrial-meets-southern styling by Kelly Dellinger Events. See more details about the shoot from Amy Nicole below. We know you’re going to love these gorgeous images as much as we do!

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Our inspiration was to create a springtime/summer luxury wedding shoot inspired by Restoration Hardware’s sophisticated culinary-industrial style with a color palette of buttercream yellow, taupe, and metallics. Our goal was to mix elements of luxe, industrial, and culinary all while bringing some of the best elements of Charleston to life (southern style and divine food).

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We designed a simple table with culinary elements that were brought to life with simple pops of color and delectable dishes from Cru Catering featuring a spring watermelon salad, a luxe twist on the classic banana pudding and many more dishes all the while still featuring twists on the classic biscuit and cornbread. I can of course get you the full menu and share more food shots! There’s nothing like community built around the southern table.

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With the simple table concept, we wanted to bring in some heavy florals to give the tablescape a flair in unusual spots, such as the chair backs and we also created floral placemats, as you’ll see.

 

Vendors: Photography: Amy Nicole Photography // Location: Charleston, South Carolina // Planning + Styling: Kelly Dellinger Events // Floral Design: Karis Floral Design // Venue: Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing // Catering: Cru Catering // Gowns: Modern Trosseau (Dixie + June are both exclusive to Charleston store) // Bridesmaid Dress: Bella Bridesmaid // Jewelry: Gemma Jewels // Rentals: EventHaus Rentals // Hair + Makeup: Studio M + Jonny Cosmetics // Paper Goods: Hardink Calligraphy

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Tara and Brett’s Boca Raton Wedding http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/tara-and-bretts-boca-raton-wedding/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/tara-and-bretts-boca-raton-wedding/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:00:01 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55301 Nine years (and two beautiful sons) into their wonderful partnership, Brett proposed to Tara who had this to say about their wedding: “I was so excited for the big day and walking down the aisle to marry the man I keep falling more and more in love with all these years we’ve been together. It all... Read More

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Nine years (and two beautiful sons) into their wonderful partnership, Brett proposed to Tara who had this to say about their wedding: “I was so excited for the big day and walking down the aisle to marry the man I keep falling more and more in love with all these years we’ve been together. It all seemed so surreal and it still is…” Romantic, right?! Tara and Brett are super gorgeous, super in love and their wedding was a total extension of it. We’re especially into their venue, The Addison, a super cool 1920’s architectural gem on the beach!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Surprisingly being a girl I never dream of a wedding, so when Brett proposed the whole affair took a new meaning to me. He said that even though he loves me to the moon, he wants to exchange vows, how special is that? Participation of my friends and closest family members that made my vision of romance accented by blushes, pinks, golds and floral motifs a reality, made my wedding unique in a personal touch way.

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

Wedding gown is the first thing I thought I should get for my wedding! With so many diverse styles and designers, it’s not that easy to choose the right one..I personally wanted traditional dress with vintage tone that would bring elegance and sophistication into my special day. When I found Stella York gown I realized that it was it, it had all I wanted – a classical dreamy look with aerial soft chiffon skirt and strapless sweetheart bodice, a perfect fit for my big day!

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

I love flowers so much, it had to be very personal, so I handpicked every type of flower I wanted in mine and bridesmaids bouquets. Also together with my close friend we created a chalkboard and it came out beautiful. Having a board with keys was Brett’s idea. Key symbolizes the opening and closing power and for our celebration Brett wanted to have many keys for new happy beginnings not only in our life, but in our guests’ lives, isn’t it sweet? The bold golden W letter sign stand for how strong and well build our Waltz family is.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

To me the most memorable part of the day was our wedding ceremony under the amazing banyan trees where I literally got carried away, I was so happy that the love of my life and I are tying the knot at our favorite place with our sons, closest family and friends, it was so magical and emotional to me.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Brett and I met about 9 years ago at our mutual friend’s party. When he asked me out for the first date, he introduced me to one of the best Chinese restaurants, took me to an amazing concert and got me one of the most delicious ice creams, so at the end of the day I was literally full, but only by yummy treats, but by Brett’s incredible personality. He has everything a man should have and sparks quickly became love! Two sons came naturally into our life and to me it never mattered if we are married or not, I had the best men in my life, but on one Valentine ‘s Day Brett proposed to me. He took me to a romantic getaway, I had no idea… of course I said Yes! I was so excited for the big day and walking down the aisle to marry the man I keep falling more and more in love with all these years we’ve been together. It all seemed so surreal and it still is…

Vendors: Photography: Wedding Nature Photography // Event Planning: Kiss the Planner // Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal // Cake: The Baking Girl // Bride’s Shoes: Zalora // Makeup & Hair: Just Naivi // Wedding Venue and Catering: The Addison // Florals: Bethany Pilman (website is under construction)

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Lindsay and Phil’s wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/lindsey-and-phils-wedding-at-hummingbird-nest-ranch/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/lindsey-and-phils-wedding-at-hummingbird-nest-ranch/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:00:45 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55889 Lindsay filmed an episode of Say Yes to the Dress and said “yes” to—not one—but two dresses! She ended up only wearing the one she loved best all night long at the gorgeous event she shared with her husband Phil. We especially love the adorable boxed centerpiece florals by Peony and Plum. Of course,  you... Read More

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Lindsay filmed an episode of Say Yes to the Dress and said “yes” to—not one—but two dresses! She ended up only wearing the one she loved best all night long at the gorgeous event she shared with her husband Phil. We especially love the adorable boxed centerpiece florals by Peony and Plum. Of course,  you can blame all the perfectly orchestrated details on Orange Blossom Special Events, who did all the design and coordination! See all the peachy-hued sweetness of Lindsay and Phil’s big day in these beautiful images captured by Josh of Mi Belle Inc.

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What made the wedding special and unique?
The best part about the wedding is that we were finally able to have all of our friends and family from around the country together in one place. Both of our families live on the East Coast (Atlanta & Tampa). To me, the most unique part was the ceremony itself. Neither of us are religious and we just wanted something fun and lighthearted. Our good friend, Michael Buckley, got ordanied just for us and delivered the perfect ceremony. It was hilarious, short and personal. He had everyone cracking up, including us. It was better than I could have ever imagined. Also, having our son there was sop special and having him walk down the aisle with Phil was super sweet!

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Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
12 weeks after I had my son, I filmed an episode of Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta! I was not even close to being back in shape, so I really didn’t think I was going to find a dress. I had no idea what I wanted. It had just always been a dream of mine to be on the show! We pulled probably 15 dresses from the racks, and on my way back to the dressing room, my sister in law, Ashlee, saw a beautiful blush colored Eve of Milady ballgown on a mannequin and I added that one to the pile. After trying on two dresses and not loving them, I tried on that one and fell in love with it. So did my family. The only problem was that I thought Phil would want one that was more form fitting. So Monte ran and grabbed a gorgeous 20’s style beaded mermaid style dress by Lazaro. I tried that one on and loved it too! Eventually we decided that the ballgown would be for the ceremony, and the mermaid dress would be for the reception. I was thrilled with that decision and couldn’t wait to debut both dresses. But on the big day, I ended up just wearing the ballgown! I tried the reception dress on for Phil and he said he liked the ballgown better! Which worked out because I forgot my Spanx at the hotel! So I still have the Lazaro dress hanging in my closet. It doesn’t exactly look like a wedding dress, so I’m sure I’ll find something to wear it to in the future. Or I can pass it down to my daughter if I have one!

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What was the most memorable part of the day?
Just standing back and seeing all of our friends and family finally meet and have a good time with each other was so special. In a dream world, I’d have a party like this, with these same people all together, every year.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.

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Phil and I met in 2007 after seeing each other’s youtube videos. He lived in Tampa and I lived in Atlanta. We had chatted online a bit, and finally met in person at a YouTube gathering in Washington, DC. Youtube wasn’t what it is today. It was definitely not a “normal” thing to put videos of yourself on the internet at the time. So we were both part of this “weird” group of people who had a passion for and believed in something that would ultimately change the world! A few months later, he packed up all of his belongings and moved to a small apartment in Atlanta! Five and a half years later, we got engaged at one of his live shows in Arizona. He added to the surprise by having my dad and step mom fly in for the event, too! A week later I found out I was pregnant! We had been trying for over a year, so this was really just icing on the cake!

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Vendors: Photography: Josh of Mi Belle Inc. // Design, Planning, and Coordination: Orange Blossom Special Events // Paper goods: Orange Blossom Special Events // Event Rentals: Archive Rentals // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch // Catering and Dessert Bar: Tres LA // Rentals: A Rental Connection // Videography: Studio 205 // Florals: Peony and Plum // Ceremony Musicians and Ceremony PA: Organic String Quartet // DJ: RedShoe LA // Cake: Superfine Bakery // Hair and Makeup: Emily Dawn Artistry

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Heirloom Engagment Rings http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/trend-report/heirloom-engagment-rings/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/trend-report/heirloom-engagment-rings/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:43 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=56901 Calling all vintage-loving brides! We’re excited to share Estate Diamond Jewelry with you today.  Here at GLW, we’re firm believers that your engagement ring should be a reflection of your individual style. This sounds like a lot of pressure, and let’s be honest, there’s a bazillion options out there. However, we’re continually working to find awesome resources to... Read More

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Calling all vintage-loving brides! We’re excited to share Estate Diamond Jewelry with you today.  Here at GLW, we’re firm believers that your engagement ring should be a reflection of your individual style. This sounds like a lot of pressure, and let’s be honest, there’s a bazillion options out there. However, we’re continually working to find awesome resources to help you (and your oh-so-fabulous guy) select the perfect engagement ring. First, you’ll need to define your taste. And, as we’ve already determined—you love all things vintage which is why you NEED to check out Estate Diamond Jewelry.  They’ve been in the biz of antique and vintage engagement rings for more than 30 years. We’re talking gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco engagement rings. Now, there’s plenty of beautiful vintage-inspired designs out there, but there’s something incredible about a true heirloom engagement ring….maybe it’s the story behind it, maybe it’s the breathtaking statement style. Either way, we’re saying GO FOR IT! We’ve rounded up some of our faves below.lady_grey-estate-diamond-jewelry2

Make sure to check out Estate Diamond Jewelry for way bigger selection from their Art Deco Collection and Diamond and Sapphire Collection. But you should probably do it fast—like now. Their entire selection is super rare so once it’s gone, it’s gone!

This post is sponsored by Estate Diamond Jewelry. All opinions are blogger’s own.

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Puerto Vallarta Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/honeymoons/puerto-vallarta-romantic-getaway-sweepstakes/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/honeymoons/puerto-vallarta-romantic-getaway-sweepstakes/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:38:39 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55922 Today we are taking the opportunity to share with you a little bit about Puerto Vallarto, which for those of you that haven’t even been, is a super fun resort town in Mexico with tons of fab beaches, activities, shopping, and nightlife! It is the perfect place for a young newlywed couple! We thought it... Read More

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Today we are taking the opportunity to share with you a little bit about Puerto Vallarto, which for those of you that haven’t even been, is a super fun resort town in Mexico with tons of fab beaches, activities, shopping, and nightlife! It is the perfect place for a young newlywed couple! We thought it would be fun to share with you a sneak peak of the Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort and tell you a little about the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes.

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The AAA Four-Diamond, all-inclusive Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort is a beachfront resort with views that we really can’t get over!!! Located just five minutes from the airport, ten minutes from the Colonial charm of the city center, and in walking distance of the cruise port, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort is perfect for the fantasy private beachside proposal, the spa trip bachelorette party, or the private pool veranda suite honeymoon. Enjoy options that include indoor venues, the rooftop overlooking the ocean, or the sandy beaches with swaying palms, balmy breezes and the famous Banderas Bay at sunset.

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In addition to honeymoons, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal beach resort for a destination wedding. This beautiful city is one of the most romantic places on earth offering a unique combination of classic Mexico world-class resorts, the majestic beauty of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the spectacular Bahía de Banderas, the world´s 7th largest bay. Puerto Vallarta has become the perfect setting in which to celebrate love with a unique and unforgettable wedding, honeymoon or anniversary. Whether you’re saying “I Do!” or coming back to commemorate your wedding, the city has an innumerable number of hotels, luxury villas, and beachfront condos that are perfect for hosting a large group, just the two of you, or an intimate gathering of close friends. Visitors will be able to find the ideal option here, as many of the hotels can offer individually designed plans for that special day.

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For those of you interested in entering the Puerto Vallarta Sweepstakes Romantic giveaway, which includes 3-night stays for a couple at Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, Costa Sur Resort & Spa, Westin or the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta Hotel, you can register here! (Sweeps started on February 16, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on October 15, 2015).

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Esther and Oliver’s New York City Wedding http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/esther-and-olivers-new-york-city-wedding/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/esther-and-olivers-new-york-city-wedding/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:00:04 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55305 Every so often, there’s an element to a wedding that just totally stands out. In the case of Esther and Oliver’s NYC nuptials it’s the eye-catching, blue bridal bouquet. We can’t take our eyes off of it! In fact, all the floral elements by Lindsey Rae Designs are punchy, graphic and ever-so playful. That same light-hearted undertone is carried throughout each detail of this... Read More

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Every so often, there’s an element to a wedding that just totally stands out. In the case of Esther and Oliver’s NYC nuptials it’s the eye-catching, blue bridal bouquet. We can’t take our eyes off of it! In fact, all the floral elements by Lindsey Rae Designs are punchy, graphic and ever-so playful. That same light-hearted undertone is carried throughout each detail of this super-fun wedding. The groom’s custom suit— an awesome powdery blue. The bride’s veil—a graphic birdcage. The ceremony music—a bagpiper, of course. And just to add to the candy-colored gorgeousness, Cappy Hotchkiss photographed the newlyweds at blooming, urban locations in NYC. So, obviously, you just HAVE to take gander!

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Vendor: Photographer: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography // Planner and Candy Bar: Roey Mizrahi // Flowers and Table Design: Lindsey Rae Designs // Venue: La Marina  // Church of the Intercession // Dress: Liancarlo // Shoes: Kate Spade // Oliver’s Suit: custom by Manolo Costa // Shoes: Paul Staurt // Girls’ dresses and Guys; suits: Picked their own // Officiant: Rhonda Rubinson and Co-officiant (in Korean): Bride’s Uncle John J. Park // Music: The Source from Elan Artists and music for ceremony: Aaron Knapp // Birdcage veil and headpiece: Leah C. Couture Millinery // Invites and Stationary: Bloomingdales Judy Paulen // Video: Mint Cinematography // Photo Booth: We Love Photo Booths // Hair: Daleesa Weary and Make Up: Dina Serafino from Bloomingdales // Hotel: Empire Hotel // Cake: Bakery Saint Honore from Port Washington // Bagpiper: Jerry Dixon // Registry: Bloomingdales and also, registered for donations to pediatric oncology charity- Children’s Oncology Group which is what the bride is involved in. Also, Happiness is Camping for kids with cancer and their siblings that the Bride previously worked at.

 

 

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Black Swan Inspiration Shoot http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/andy-barnhart-photography-shoot-ready/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/andy-barnhart-photography-shoot-ready/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55056 It may be bright and sunny outdoors, but this dark and moody inspiration has our full attention. Inspired by Black Swan, Bluebird Productions styled the shoot and pulled together some pretty gorgeous details—an embroidered black gown, lush florals and a modern-gothic tablescape. Did me mention the lighting?? See all the moody beauty for yourself in these images photographed by the fabulous Andy Barnhart.  Vendors: Photography: Andy... Read More

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It may be bright and sunny outdoors, but this dark and moody inspiration has our full attention. Inspired by Black Swan, Bluebird Productions styled the shoot and pulled together some pretty gorgeous details—an embroidered black gown, lush florals and a modern-gothic tablescape. Did me mention the lighting?? See all the moody beauty for yourself in these images photographed by the fabulous Andy Barnhart. 

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Vendors: Photography: Andy Barnhart // Coordination and Styling: Bluebird Productions // Dresses: 1) Sareh Nouri from Emma and Grace Bridal (one with long sleeves) and 2) Galia Lahav from Little White Dress // Shoes: Camscio Black by Gianvito Rossi // Model: Emily Proctor, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet // Hair and Make Up: Salon Tullio // Floral: Carolyn’s Flowers // Ribbon: Silk and Willow // Paper Goods: Victoria Lane Calligraphy // Cake: D’elissous Cake Studio // Plates and Glassware: Crate and Barrel // Flatware: Anthropologie // Venue: Grey Lady Aspen and JR’s Gym

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Kate and Adam’s Wedding at Ojai Valley Inn http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/kate-and-adams-wedding-at-ojai-valley-inn/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/kate-and-adams-wedding-at-ojai-valley-inn/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:01:15 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55896 Decadent gown beading, a black bow-tie-clad groom, manhattans from the gilded bar-cart—these are all signs (or should we say fabulous wedding details) that point to a classic affair poised to stand the test of time. And this wedding has some serious staying power. Heidi Mayne, of Red25 Events, created a gorgeously, glam bash for the wedding celebration of this... Read More

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Decadent gown beading, a black bow-tie-clad groom, manhattans from the gilded bar-cart—these are all signs (or should we say fabulous wedding details) that point to a classic affair poised to stand the test of time. And this wedding has some serious staying power. Heidi Mayne, of Red25 Events, created a gorgeously, glam bash for the wedding celebration of this exceptionally, adorable couple. Justine Ungaro was on hand at the Ojai Valley Inn to capture all the details of Kate and Adam’s big day.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Kate and Adam, two people flush with friends and wonderfully supportive families, wanted a party. And not just one party…but two. Adam was, after all, to turn 30 the day before he married Kate. So, they had a lot to celebrate.

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

It is a Monique Lhuillier beaded gown called “Gwenyth”. Kate had been to several dress shops and she found this one with her mom and sister and couldn’t resist it!

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

Following the ceremony, while Ybarra Music’s guitarist “strolled” guests up to the cocktail hour playing Django Reinhardt-style jazz, Red25 Events created a special moment alone for Kate and Adam before they
returned to mingle with their guests on the Hacienda patio. Guests collected their calligraphed escort cards from vintage suitcases filled with baby’s breath, styled beautifully on a mercury glass table in front of the fire. When the ballroom doors opened, guests were welcomed into a warm, festive room by West Coast Music’s band, Impulse, playing Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”…quickly followed by Kate and Adam’s first dance to Al Green’s “Love and Happiness.”
In keeping with the “Gentleman’s Library” theme, round and rectangle tables, draped in La Tavola’s luxe textured linens, were topped with lush florals and sparkling candlelight in curated vessels sourced from residential libraries. The stage was draped with champagne fabric, fronted by crystal, caged chandeliers, illuminated by Images By Lighting. The dance floor was framed by chocolate leather banquettes and bronze cocktail tables. The room was finished with R. Jack Balthazar’s masculine library-inspired bar, complete with bookshelf ladder, tufted double barstools, and personal curiosities such as scotch decanters, Edison bulb lanterns, antlers, and binoculars.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Seeing each other for the first time – it was just us in a beautiful garden experiencing a perfect moment. And of course, the ceremony that followed. We got married under a beautiful large oak tree just as the sun was beginning to set. It was not only the most memorable moment of the day, but probably the best moment of our lives.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met at a movie premiere and the chemistry was immediate. Four years later, Adam proposed at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Beach at sunset. It was a total surprise!

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Vendors: Photography: Justine Ungaro // Location: Ojai Valley Inn // Event Production: Heidi Mayne, Red25 Events // Videography: Film Foto Fusion // Event Design & Floral: R. Jack Balthazar // Lighting: Images by Lighting // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals // Linens: La Tavola // Ceremony Musician: Ybarra Music // Dinner Bands: Impulse…by West Coast Music // DJ (late night): Lee Dyson // Dress and Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Tux: Tom Ford // Rings: Zameer Kassam (custom) // Hair: Janna Hines // Makeup: Stevi Christine // Wedding Stylist: Olivia Vaatete, A Stitch In Time // Officiant: Rabbi Jill Zimmerman // Printed Materials: Lotus & Ash and Brenda Himmel Stationers

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Still Life Brought to Life http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/still-life-brought-to-life/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/still-life-brought-to-life/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:22 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=56256 Talk about inspiring! We love a fresh, new take and this inspiration shoot from Cadence Kennedy and her team is nothing short of museum-worthy. Read on to learn more about Cadence’s masterful inspiration. (P.S. We can not get enough of Gregory the parrot!!) Tell us about the shoot: My most recent inspiration has been still life paintings by the... Read More

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Talk about inspiring! We love a fresh, new take and this inspiration shoot from Cadence Kennedy and her team is nothing short of museum-worthy. Read on to learn more about Cadence’s masterful inspiration. (P.S. We can not get enough of Gregory the parrot!!)

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Tell us about the shoot:

My most recent inspiration has been still life paintings by the masters. I have been draw to these paintings depicting aspects of the natural world. Many floral still lives, for instance, show combinations of flowers, lavish banquet tables set with partially uneaten meals, interrupted midcourse by the creatures of the season. I then began to think, why not create this in a modern day scene?

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How did it all come together?

As I prepared references for the shoot, many master still lives are dark and moody. I thought it would be quite an interesting approach, being that my work is light and airy. I found the perfect combination of vendors to help express my vision. The main color scheme directly taken from the Carol Hannah gown was creamy white with accents of gray, silver, gold and blush. I am truly even more inspired after this shoot. From the incredible rings, the grand tablescape, and our newest friend Gregory the parrot; this is a still life brought to life.

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Vendors: Photographer: Cadence Kennedy // Dress: Carol Hannah // Floral Design: Days of May // Invitations: Design House of Moira // Ribbons: Silk & Willow // Tablescape: L’Atelier Vert // Hair Accessories: Bobby Pin // Coordination: Orchard + Broome // Grooms Attire: Zara // Hair: Sum of all shears // Make up: Kristen Therese // Jewlery: Macha // Location: Sky Gallery NYC

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