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Rehearsal dinners are one of our favorite parts of the wedding tradition! If you are having a wedding any bigger than 20 or so people, a rehearsal dinner is the opportunity for you to invite your very nearest and dearest–family and bridal party–to an intimate gathering where toasts and conversation is the aim of the day! It embodies the anticipation of the big day, while allowing the couple to relax in the moment! Today, we are so excited to share Jayme and Josh’s rehearsal dinner at Lycan Conservatory. The couple decided to bring together just twelve guests  a week before the wedding for an extra special event. These images are thanks to Something Gold Photography,  Lindsay Gibson Events and Poppy Lane Design.

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory
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Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Vendors: Photography: Something Gold Photography // Venue: Lycan Conservatory // Styling and Creative Direction: Lindsay Gibson // Floral Styling: Poppy Lane Design // Catering: Abbey Road Catering // Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events // Hair and Makeup: Chelsey Ann Artistry // Bride’s dress: BHLDN // Invitation/placecards: Chirps and Cheers

 

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Jessica of A Vintage Affair wanted to do something very feminine with vivid colors for Caitlin’s bridal shower. A garden party seemed to be a perfect fit. The inspiration for the whole party started with the quote: Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” The invitation set the tone with a watercolor floral border, a honeycomb patterned envelope liner, and a bright pink envelope and Tricia Egan of Violet Floral Design combined a cheerful mixture of peach, ivory and pink Peonies, blush Garden Roses, Lilac and Clematis to create a fun pastel garden-fresh palette.

A special detail, the adorable floral wristlets that greeted each guest with a Ranunculus bloom attached to the most beautiful pink ribbon. The splendid pink striped bar provided the perfect spot to gather and sip champagne. For a sweet treat, guests nibbled on colorful macaroon favors. The scrumptious waffle bar was the perfect choice for this brunch party (and what fun to include Pop Tarts in the buffet! Guests also loved the “Pin the Lips on Ryan Gosling” game! And the bride won! It turned out to be the perfect spring party that the bride wanted.

The whole party was captured on film by the talented Connie Dai.

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Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

Wedding Blog Garden Party Bridal Shower by A Vintage Affair

 

Vendors: Photography: Connie Dai Photography // Event Design and Styling: A Vintage Affair Events // Floral: Violet Floral Design // Invitations: dear jane // Rentals: Allwell Rents // Poptarts & Scones: Sugar Bakeshop // Prettiest Girls Sign: The First Snow

 

Alongside our co-hosts, Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations, Cortnie of The Venue Report and Sarah of La Tavola Linens, we recently had the chance to co-host a baby shower for our dear friend, Lauryl Lane, who welcomed her new twin girls nine weeks early! While the girls recovered in the NICU we had a chance to steal Lauryl away for an afternoon of celebration. Lauryl is an incredible floral designer, so it was a ton of pressure to make everything just right for her!

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We turned to Flower Muse, who provided all the gorgeous blooms for us to arrange! If you haven’t heard of Flower Muse, they are an incredible delivery service of flower stems, perfect for those of you girls interested in doing flowers for your own wedding or event!

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Lauryl’s mom, Victoria Hoke Lane, hand calligraphed all of the gorgeous envelopes, tea cups, and signage!

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

MaeMae Paperie designed gorgeous place cards that read:

“Two miracles born in the Year of the Horse—which, as the Chinese Zodiac tells us, means they will be bright, cheerful, popular, fun loving, perceptive, talented, earthy and stubborn. Their keen judgment and natural intuition often help them make the right decisions throughout their life. It is said, those born in the Year of the Horse don’t need to struggle in order to succeed and obtain the fine things life has to offer. They find people and crowds exciting and love parties.They are clever, kind to others, and their childish innocence, sunny disposition, and natural charm attract many friends.

May our two little darlings reflect these traits, yet even more so, may they take after their strong, gracious, talented and joyful mother who we celebrate today!”

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Because the girls were born in the Year of the Horse, we decided an equestrian theme at the hottest new venue in town, The Loft on Pine, would be the perfect place! We brought in delicious rustic pies from The Pie & Beer Club, which were styled alongside antique details from Found Vintage Rentals. We also adored the industrial details like the gun metal chairs provided by Signature Party Rentals.

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Delicious tea sandwiches, scones, and marmalade were brought in by Contemporary Catering to honor Lauryl’s English heritage and love of all things British.

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

You can check out more of the gorgeous images by our darling fave photographer, Michael Radford, over on Grey Likes Baby!

Wedding Blog Year of the Horse Baby Shower at Loft on Pine

Hostesses: Gianna SanFilippo, Chic Celebrations / Cortnie, The Venue Report / Summer, Grey Likes Weddings  / Sarah, La Tavola Linens

Photography: Michael Radford / Venue: The Loft on Pine  / Catering: Contemporary Catering / Flowers: Flower Muse / Calligraphy: Victoria Hoke Lane / Horse Place Cards: MaeMae Paperie / Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals  / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Linens: LaTavola / Pie: The Pie & Beer Club

We had SOOOO much fun last month partying with the Bash Please at the recent Cream Event in LA at the Book Bindery. So many talented vendors came together to show of their skills and throw a crazy fabulous party!!! Get ready, because there’s so much good stuff!!! To see more photos, check out Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, and Wedding Chicks!

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Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

event by: Bash Please // venue: Book Bindery Los Angeles, California // designers + planners: Sitting in A Tree DesignSweet Emilia JaneWINK! WeddingsA Charming OccasionPow Wow Shelter Co. // florists: Siren Floral Co.Sweet Marie DesignsEllamahBotany FlowersHoney and PoppiesBrown Paper DesignShotgun Floral StudioYasmine Floral Design // music: ÉLAN ARTISTS entertainmentThe Flashdance // photography: Max & FriendsAnnie McElwainTeam WoodnoteLauren Scottionelove photography // videography: Caravan Cinema Co.SharkpigEllay Films // bar/drinks: PharmacieLudlows Cocktail Co.ONEHOPE Wines // cakes + sweets: Sprinkles CupcakesSweet Lucie’s Organic Ice CreamBon PufCoolhausSweet and Saucy Shop // paper goods: Bliss & BoneUrbanic Paper BoutiqueAnne Robin Calligraphy // accessories + dress + beauty: Amanda Judge I Untamed PetalsLovely BrideOlive & JunebareMinerals // catering: Little NellyPaella ProjectHungry Bear CateringRoom FortyKogi BBQ Truck // photobooths: Flipbooth LAThe Magnolia Photo Booth Co.SmileboothInstaPartyBox // misc: The Nestdrop it MODERNBeach Cities Bag TossMr. & Mrs. SmithSquarespaceYeah! WeddingsDovetail LogisticsThe Venue ReportPacific Weddings // rentals: Dish WishYeah! RentalsFound Vintage RentalsClassic Party Rentals Borrowed BluLa Tavola Fine Linens // blogs: Grey Likes WeddingsGreen Wedding Shoes100 Layer CakeThe Wedding Chicks // lighting: The Lighter Side

Last week, we decided it might be fun to put together a styling guide for throwing a Champagne and Cheese Party. Using gorgeous wares from VIETRI (which you can register for at Belk, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus, or directly through VIETRI) we pulled together a monochromatic look that is perfect for a small cocktail party! We employed a soft grey, white, and green palette and even chose cheeses that coordinated in color! Rosemary flatbread and marcona almonds are the perfect and simple accompaniment to pull everything together. The platters from VIETRI’S Incanto line worked beautifully with our subtle palette.

I could not be more obsessed with those gold rimmed wine glasses, so we decided we ought to give away a set of four (by the way…these lovers were on Oprah’s Favorite Things list this year!). There are tons of ways to enter below, and we’ll announce our winner next week!

*Very special thanks to Lacie Hansen for these GORGEOUS images, and to Richard Photo Lab for the processing.

Wedding Blog Champagne and Cheese Party with VIETRI
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Wedding Blog Champagne and Cheese Party with VIETRI

Wedding Blog Champagne and Cheese Party with VIETRI

Wedding Blog Champagne and Cheese Party with VIETRI

Wedding Blog Champagne and Cheese Party with VIETRI

Wedding Blog Champagne and Cheese Party with VIETRI

Wedding Blog Champagne and Cheese Party with VIETRI

Wedding Blog Champagne and Cheese Party with VIETRI

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