September 18, 2018

Annie and Aaron’s Private Estate Wedding in Santa Ynez, California

Annie and Aaron were married on a beautiful Fall day on a family friend’s private estate in Santa Ynez.  I loved the personalized and thoughtful touches they brought to the day like a custom wine label, a beer truck and vintage VW Bus photo booth.  Annie and Aaron said their I Do’s outside a beautiful rustic barn, followed by cocktail hour and dinner on the lawn next door and culminating in an evening of dancing the night away under twinkle lights.  See more from their day in print in Destination I Do Magazine.

Planner: Davia Lee

Florist: Renae’s Bouquet

September 17, 2018

Monica and Robby’s Wedding at Chateau du Grand Lucé, Loire Valley France

Monica and Robby were married in a grand romantic fashion at the beautiful Chateau du Grand Lucé in the Loire Valley.  The entire weekend was planned to perfection by Matthew Oliver and included a fabulous welcome dinner at a car museum followed by the wedding and then sent the guests off in style with a lovely Sunday brunch complete with yard games.  The historic chateau set a beautiful backdrop for the wedding reception while the beautiful town church was transformed for the ceremony by Madame Artisan Fleuriste with white roses and an abundance of greenery.  Guests walked through the town square led by the bride and groom post-ceremony to a lovely cocktail hour in the gardens at the entrance to the chateau complete with a string quartet and signature champagne cocktails.  Guests were then invited through to the other side of the chateau for a grand dinner in the classically French gardens with tables set between the landscaping and set with more white roses, greenery and the perfect French blue accents.  Guests enjoyed toasts made from the chateau steps followed by dancing with an incredible live band in the beautifully transformed stable ballroom, culminating in an amazing fireworks display in the gardens.  After the fireworks, guests were invited down to the Orangerie for an afterparty with a gelato cart and grill perfect for late night snacks.  The following day guests enjoyed a lovely brunch on the lawn of the Orangerie with lawn games and mimosas, the perfect hair of the dog after a night of partying!

Planner: Matthew Oliver

Venue: Chateau du Grand Lucé

Florist: Madame Artisan Fleuriste

Stationery Designer: Fourteen Forty

Makeup and Hair: Ava Belle Luxury

Rentals: Duchess Butler, Maison Options, Deco Prive, Just 4 Linen

Dress: Reem Acra

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Vow Books: Wedding Story Teller

Styling Surface: Locust Collection

 

September 3, 2018

Celestial Inspired Wedding Inspiration at Malibu Rocky Oaks

This editorial set at the gorgeous Malibu Rocky Oaks, a private estate set atop a hill covered in vineyards in Malibu, was inspired by all things Celestial. Celestial themes were popping up on the runway all season so we used it as inspiration for this editorial, showing brides how to bring the runway to their wedding. Although it was an editorial shoot, real life couple Natalie and Luke modeled for us, which gave the photos a little extra special love in them. The editorial played with different textures starting with a beautiful invitation suite by Cecil’s Paper Co that used acrylic, suede and metallic tones to set the scene for the day. The shoot featured three couture gowns that showed off how you could subtly include celestial hints to your look all the way to fully embracing it with a stunning starred gown.

Planner: The Elegant Ninja

Florist: Poppy Design Co

Makeup and Hair: Makeup Therapy

Strapless Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Long Sleeved Dress: Rivini from Kinsley James 

Starred Dress: Netta Ben Shabu from Kinsley James 

Hair Pieces: Jennifer Behr

Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

Ring: The Bealine

Paper Goods: Cecil’s Paper Co