15 Dec

For those of you on the hunt for an easy but well-received DIY holiday gift this season (for Manhattan lovers, perhaps), bitters are the way to go. You can use them in cocktails, sodas, and to cook with. We made four different kinds here: meyer lemon, ginger orange, chocolate, and coffee bitters. Fondly Forever was there […]

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10 Sep

Happy Wednesday, cakies! We can’t think of a better hump day pick-me-up than sharing this super fun bridal shower thrown for Kelly Lanza, the genius behind one of our fave DIY blogs, Studio DIY. Of course, being such a crafty lady, Kelly always appreciates a good theme. So her bridesmaids, the gals at Bellwether Events went a little […]

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7 May

Guess you could say we’re on a real midcentury modern kick today. First this morning’s California-cool midcentury bridal shower, and now this glamorous retro wedding inspiration. Photog Michelle Landreau studied interior design in college, and has always been enamored with midcentury style. So she paired up with Pretty Swell Parties to create a sleek and […]

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16 Apr

You guys all tuned into the season premiere of Mad Men on Sunday, yes? What a first episode that was! You can bet we’ll be glued to our televisions every Sunday night until the series ends, drooling over Megan’s wardrobe and Don Draper’s… well, Don Draper’s everything (don’t tell our hubbies!). Last week we shared […]

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21 Mar

Imagine this: A rustic table is tucked underneath a great oak tree and set with blue willow china and lace. Milk glass vases full of citrusy blooms line the center of the table. A tangled and overgrown autumn swing hangs from another great oak tree. A bride stands nearby, donning a dramatic gown with a […]

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31 Jan

First, let’s say that we LOVE the Ojai Rancho Inn. We’ve been ourselves a number of times and it’s so sweet and funky and fun, just like Ojai itself. This wedding shot by Gary Ashley of  The Wedding Artist Collective, and planned by the bride, her sister and a friend (!!) totally embodies the spirit […]

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20 Aug

Between Miss Kelli Murray’s sweet dried lavender favor bags and this summery inspiration shoot, we’re on a bit of a lavender kick today. For this shoot, A Charming Occasion and Lavender & Twine Photography had the idea to throw some citrus into the mix too. From the wardrobe to the Bellini bar to the abundant […]

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6 Mar

We’re starting to see a trend of couples using rad restaurants as their wedding venue for both their ceremony and reception. It’s such a good idea that can help you save costs + enjoy the space of some very well designed spaces. Allison + Brandon have modern taste in general so they wanted their wedding […]

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14 Feb

Chances are you’ve already accumulated all the fancy gadgets and kitchen appliances you need well before your ‘I Do’s’. Truth be told… those aren’t really the beautiful and unique gifts that make your home a home. That’s why we’re so excited to tell you about 7 Hopes United. They’ve reinvented the way we look at a wedding registry. Their […]

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