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The creatives that came together to design this gorgeous inspiration shoot wanted to “combine two different worlds that rarely touch – multiple locations that are both near and far.” White Lace Events & Design described “the flowing picture as California Coastal meets the romantic and historic travels of an opulent European garden.” Isari Flower Studio fashioned the flowing vines, topiaries, and deeply colorful bougainvillea to help create the European aesthetic on the shore of the Pacific. And is there anything more romantic than riding off into the sunset together in a gondola? We are so thankful that all the amazing details were captured in these stunning images by Kristin La Voie.

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Soft sand, eclectic shells, seagulls flying, and waves riding the ocean shore — another beautiful day on the coast of San Diego, California. Upon the sand, a setup of artistic and opulent creations came alive with the salty breeze and sweet touches of the sun rays throughout the rich velvet, celestial cake, and dip-dyed fabric. It wasn’t something typical that one would see on their daily walk on the beach, but it spoke a rich and romantic story.

The flowing vines, tailored green topiaries, the groomed bougainvillea, and the rich velvet grey chairs gave way to the castles in Europe. The handmade elements of the plates, the crystal glassware delicately laced with rose gold, continued to elevate the feel of old Europe. The dancing fabric, the sea salt runner, and the raw table with an open shell all lent to the beach elements. The ocean, colorful sunset, and the rigid sand experienced a journey that day.

 

The bride floated in the layers of her Reem Acra gown that stunned anyone from afar. Her rich, long brown hair elevated the softness. The gentle movement upon the gondola and the shoreline with her husband close by her side. He wore a navy tux, with details that enticed the designs of their setting at the Loews Coronado Resort. He strolled comfortably by her side on the beach, and you could see the frames of life happening and being instilled in their memories. The cuddling on the gondola as if they were on the canals in Venice, Italy, kissing under the bougainvillea arch, and sitting in the sand enjoying the views of the coast. The bride and groom had joined the two worlds of Europe and California into their future as husband and wife—living their dreams.

 

 

Planner and Designer: White Lace Events & Design // Photographer: Kristin La Voie // Floral: Isari Flower Studio // Paper Goods: Design By Laney // Venue: Loews Coronado Bay Resort // Gown: M Bride // Gown Designer: Reem Acra // Hair / Makeup: Bianca Sansosti // Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking // Silverware: Folklore Vintage Rentals // Plates / Glasses: Anthropologie // Men’s Attire: The Black Tux // Rentals: To Be Designed Specialty Rentals and Event Design // Models: Garrett Richardson and Megan Richardson

 

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For this Little Sahara, UT (Sand Dunes) shoot, the creators / visionaries chose to simulate the Utah desert sunset with soft neutral hues of yellow, blush, orange and red with the florals as a stark contrast in the unadorned desert setting. Ambra from Query Events about the stunning model and her dress: “We paired our dark haired model with the Bainbridge Alexandra Grecco gown with tons of movement and a slit for days.” Query Events skillfully planned, designed, and arranged the florals in this gorgeous shoot, and aren’t we incredibly lucky that Callie Manion Photography was there to capture every perfect detail? We think it’s amazing, and we think you will too.

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Inspired by the desert landscape, a team of Texas vendors made the trip to the gorgeous sand dunes of Little Sahara right outside of Salt Lake City. Designer Ambra Costner-Portillo of Query Events used a neutral color story with floral arrangements meant to mimic the sunset – butter yellows, soft oranges, blush and red.

 

Keeping all textures and elements as true to the existing landscape as possible, meant for a story that looks at home together. We knew we wanted a minimalist dress with zero “fuss” to really showcase how gorgeous our native Salt Lake City model is – a true desert girl!

 

 

You can just feel the desert wind in these photos! We love the location and the variation in landscape – everything came together just beautifully!

 

Photography: Callie Manion Photography // Design + Planning: Query Events // Floral: Query Events // Stationery / Calligraphy: Golden Greys // Gown: Alexandra Grecco, “Bainbridge” Gown  // Modeling Agency: NIYA Management // Model: Jacqueline Vare // MUAH: Brynn Thomas // Linen: La Tavola

 

We’re loving this colorful take on Autumn nuptial style from Grey Collective member Shannon Schultz Events. Shannon and her amazing team collaborated at the Hickory Street Annex to create a look that’s both familiar and fresh. The colorful florals by Bella Flora of Dallas with deep, rich tones and pops of pastel are perfect for fall and the calligraphy stationery by Silver Fox Calligraphy set the tone with the burgundy, textural accents. The tablescape elements nod to traditional family gatherings but feel completely modern. Check out all the beautiful images by Elisabeth Carol for all the gorgeous seasonal inspiration.

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from the planner: With touches of old and new you can create a warm traditional on-trend wedding. We created something that speaks to the familiar sense of the autumnal season. With a tablescape that is thoughtful and makes you feel right at home and colors that warm your heart, you’ll see how a wedding can be reminiscent of your family traditions yet also be new and engaging.

The table is dressed with Spode dishware and gold rimmed glassware that makes you feel like you are sitting at your very own family holiday table. We modernized it by including some on-trend elements such as the matte gold flatware and hand-loom table runner. Mixing the familiar and the new generates a feeling of comfort and interest. To bring in more interest we used an innovative translucent hand-scripted flat place card and paired it with a customary linen napkin, again to create that juxtaposition of tradition and on-trend.

Our bride is wearing the Martina Liana separates; a new take on mix and matching wedding attire. With a good mix of tradition and boho we chose the Sadie skirt and paired it with the Casey tulle corset, as tulle is so very synonymous with weddings but wearing a blush top has just the right hint of new.

All of the details: the champagne, the shoes, and the pie come from custom but are given a new twist. Serve champagne with thyme, an herb of the season. The matte gold shoes look like they could be from your grandmother’s closet, except with a young tall heel, and we all enjoy a few too many slices of pie over the holidays so why not dress it up with some gorgeous floral.

So break out the good dishes, find your favorite on-trend inspiration and enjoy this wonderful season.

Photographer: Elisabeth Carol // Planning and Design: Shannon Schultz Events // Floral: Bella Flora of Dallas // Stationery: Silver Fox Calligraphy // Venue: Hickory Street Annex // Tabletop Rentals: POSH Couture Rentals // Table & Chairs: Beautiful Event Rentals // Shoes: Pelle Moda // Pie: Sweet Lucy’s Pies // Makeup: Kari Shuler // Hair: Mauricio Gutierrez // Tablerunner: Silk and Willow // Dress Designer: Martina Liana Separates (Casey corset, Sadie skirt) // Dress Shop: De Ma Fille // Earring Designer: Meg Jewelry (Sunset earrings)

 

 

 

Rustic surely isn’t a new wedding aesthetic, in fact quite the opposite, however Melissa Oholendt and her team wanted to show a rustic in a new light – with a sophisticated twist. Taking the old standard and turning it into something fresh and altogether elegant; showing that you can have the barn wedding without the mason jars & hay bales bringing style and whimsy to any location, but especially a rustic one. Shot on location at Gathered Oaks with colorful florals by Thistle & Blooms and acrylic invitations and menus by Printerette Press, the result is cheery and fresh and captured beautifully by Melissa herself.

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from the photographer: We started with a palette of neutral grey and french blue which allowed the colorful blooms of the various garlands to play off the stark white of the barn. We also brought a modern playfulness to the decor with beeswax candlesticks and geometric & brass holders, while making subtle nods to the rustic heritage with touches of reclaimed wood tones. To add a bit of whimsy, we brought in acrylic invitations and menus, accented with escort cards made from leaves graced with white calligraphy to coordinate with the greenery of the florals. To add to the sophisticated take on rustic, we capped the decor off with a vignette of a simple stacked cheese wheel cake, floral infused ice cubes and a greenery & floral garland.

For the girl who sees rustic a bit differently, we thought she might also see traditional wedding attire a bit differently as well. We sourced a colorful dress that is a bit out of the ordinary but toned it down with a simple ponytail, classic nude shoes and neutral earrings. With a bridal look so vibrant, we kept the groom’s attire classic and a touch preppy, using his tie to bring in the deep burgundy colors of her dress and the florals.

Shoot Location: Gathered Oaks // Photography & Styling: Melissa Oholendt // Florals: Thistle & Blooms // Invitations, Menus & Escort Cards: Printerette Press // Rentals: Apres Party & Tent // Makeup: Skin Mpls // Hair: 139 Hair by Heidi

 

It’s a rainbow of fall foliage in this gorgeous shoot from Schon Photography. Filled with amazing earthy tones with pops of color, Fresh Designs Florist gives us some incredible inspiration with a cascading bouquet and bold centerpieces setting the foundations of the gemtones in the tablescape. We’re loving the classic bridal styling and the timeless calligraphy by The Lovely Scribe. The result is a beautiful elopement that doesn’t forget there’s a chill in the air, but is filled with a warm palette that evoking hot apple cider and pumpkin pie and it’s all captured beautifully by Schon Photography.

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Photographer: Schon Photography // Floral Design: Fresh Designs Florist // Calligraphy: The Lovely Scribe // Paper: Hudson Paperie // Venue: The Lake House Inn // Models: Taylor McKelvie + Joe Krajewski // Wedding Dress: Sweet Caroline Styles // Table: Holmespun Tables // Cake: Love Bites by Erika // Rentals: Modern Relics // Rings: Lauren Priori Jewelry // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Hairpiece: Stephanie Browne Australia // Veil: Erica Koesler // Hair and Makeup: Trina Sullivan // Ribbon: Silk & Willow // Candles: Creative Candles // Linens: Ashley Wren, hello, bird. // Menswear: Commonwealth Proper // Dress Boutique: Nicole Bridal // Color Film Processing: The Find Lab // Black and White Processing: Boutique Film Lab // Color  Film: Fuji 400H // Black and White Film: Ilford Delta 3200