8 Jan

Floral wedding dress

When you have one of a kind wedding dress like in the photo above (adorned with real flowers even), you kinda have to find a place to appropriately show it off. Enter the northern part of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, where its salt flats and pink water can completely envelop you (and your guests too). After searching high and low, Amber Michelle Events ended up here, where her, photog Anastasia Strate, + their team whipped up the dreamiest pink editorial complete with stunning portraits.

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7 Jan

Are you getting excited for a whole new year of weddings and parties to devour? So many new floral trends to pop up, venues to emerge, and bridal gowns to swoon over—it’s overwhelming in the best way possible. Whether you’re on the real life hunt for a dress or trying to stay on top of industry news (does it get much better than wedding news?), here’s one fantastic place to start: David Tutera for Mon Cheri.

David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Ica

David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Marigold

Looking like a pretty glamorous collection, right? Trusted for his expertise in all things weddings (who here is already a fan?), David Tutera worked with Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg to create a chic new collection ranging from ball gowns to A-line dresses and other modern silhouettes.

David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Soleleil

David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Dayton

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The Aura gown = an instant fave. It’s available in three shades too. Many of the gowns were inspired by soft pastel hues like gold, champagne, pearl, and petal. These days an off-white gown is something major to consider! Be sure to click into each dress on the David Tutera page for deets.

David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Edan

David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Idalia

That mesh paneling is too elegant. Throughout the whole collection, expect rich lace, hand-beaded Swarovski crystals, sheer illusion bodices, and lots of different necklines and details to choose from. Basically, you’ll probably have a few new faves in the running once you flip through each design.

David Tutera for Mon Cheri

See the entire David Tutera for Mon Cheri collection here.

 
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7 Jan

Art deco wedding inspiration

Denver friends, have you had a chance to check out Fort Greene? When Tara Bielecki Photography sent this editorial our way, we learned that not only do they whip up a mean craft cocktail, their neat teal walls + art deco vibes make a totally perfect wedding backdrop. Such an ambience calls for a bit of vintage flair in the details and fashion, no?

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7 Jan

Elegant garden wedding cake

Picture a relaxed black-tie celebration (Frank Sinatra playing in the background, bistro lights hanging over the lawn, a stunning Napa Valley venue…) and you’ve got Andy + Jaime’s wedding. He’s a foodie + lover of the outdoors and she’s a little more glitz ‘n glam. With Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch they got to combine both styles and throw a fun party for 65 friends + fam coming in from the Midwest. A dreamy day captured by the talented Jessica Burke? Icing on that fairy tale cake!

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6 Jan

Crate and Barrel Private Registry Event Hosted by Crate and Barrel

Now that the new year in underway, we’re so incredibly thrilled to be able to share a little something we’ve had up our sleeves for the past few months with our partners at Crate and Barrel. And we reeeeealllly hope you newly engaged out there can join us! It’s our extra special Private Registry Event at the South Coast Plaza store in Costa Mesa. And you guys, it’s going to be so good!

Crate and Barrel Promo

As in, cakes, champagne, donuts, flower crowns. You know, everything pretty that we know our brides love.

Crate and Barrel Promo

And we’ll have a trio of pretty darn amazing giveaways at the event too, including a fashion giveaway, a honeymoon to the Dominican Republic, AND an entire wedding design, venue, and photography giveaway! At this event only, you can enter for the chance to win one of these awesome prize packages:

Wedding Giveaway: including venue, planner, photographer, music, rentals, dishware and invitations.
Venue: Ebell Long Beach
Planner: LVL Events
Photographer: Scott Clark
Music: Elan Artists
Furniture rentals: Found Rentals
Dishwater: Borrowed Blu
Invitations: Paperless Post

Fashion Giveaway: including wedding dress credit, bridesmaid dresses, tux rentals, and hair & make-up services.
Wedding dress: Mon Amie Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Vow to Be Chic
Groom and Groomsmen attire: The Black Tux
Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty

Honeymoon Giveaway: to the Dominican Republic from Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels.
2 nights at Casas del XVI in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
4 nights at Sublime Samana on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominca Republic
and a $2,000 Amex gift card to put towards travel/flight expenses.

Crate and Barrel Promo

Crate and Barrel Promo

Crate and Barrel Promo

Crate and Barrel Promo

Please join us for a shopping, registering, and snacking event at the Crate and Barrel store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Crate and Barrel Gift Registry experts will be on hand to guide you in the direction of your ideal registry style. We’ll be there to help with registry selections, wedding advice, and general support in mimosa drinking. It’s going to be beautiful and fun and the perfect way to cross “create registry” off your to-do list.

What: The Crate and Barrel + 100 Layer Cake Private Registry Event
Where: Crate and Barrel South Coast Plaza
When: Sunday, January 24th from 9AM-11AM

RSVP following the link here to confirm your spot. We can’t wait to see you there!

Photography: Scott Clark Photo / Cakes: Shelia Mae

*No purchase necessary. Sponsored by Crate&Barrel. Open to U.S. residents 21 years or older. Not open to NY or FL residents. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Total ARV of all prizes $50,750. For complete rules, see official rules. Void where prohibited.

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6 Jan

Moody spring wedding inspiration

This is for all the brides- and grooms-to-be that aren’t quiiiite sure how to pull all their interests into *one* design. Working with the beautiful Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, Jesse of Alison Events and Emily of Shotgun Floral Studio dreamed up a spring theme that combines moody vibes + bright, cheerful tones. We’re thinking the results probably had something to do with those killer florals Suzanna Scott Photography documented throughout, and all the yummy food + drinks. (Don’t get us started!)

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