29 May

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Good morning and happy Friday! Hopefully the workweek was nice and short for you. The gals behind this bridal luncheon know that there’s nothing sweeter than spending time with your best friends. Even sweeter if there’s festivities involved. Southern Fete mixed classic southern romanticism with a touch of modern flair, pulled together by a soft color palette and a whimsical setting. The result sure is charming.

Find all the images by Hannah Mulligan Photography below…

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Cute outfits!

Floral headpiece

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Macaron favors

Rose and anemone centerpiece

Big, beautiful southern blooms always add a touch of romance.

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Vintage plates

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Yep, that IS an adorable wedding cake shot with raspberry filling. They also had gold-dusted macarons.

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Gold polka dot gift wrap

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

To set up the scene… The invitation suite incorporated a hand-painted watercolor stripe offset with handwritten calligraphy to strike the romantic, yet modern feel of the luncheon. Instead of the traditional RSVP card, guests were encouraged to share a few sweet words about the bride. Later, they snuck away from the table to a more quaint seating area to exchange gifts. The bride gave her bridesmaids personalized charm bracelets to show her appreciation. The ladies shared a champagne toast to the upcoming big day, and they closed the luncheon by reading all of the sweet notes guests shared on their RSVP cards.

Bridesmaid gift charm braclet

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Rose and anemone centerpiece

Floral headpiece

Louisiana garden bridal luncheon

Thanks to Hannah Mulligan Photography for the photos. Be sure to check out the creative team below for more of their work…

Photographer: Hannah Mulligan Photography / Venue: ULL Alumni Center / Planner: Southern Fete / Florist: Root Floral Design / Wardrobe Stylist: Styled. by Michelle Judice / Hair: Carly Escurieux with Bleu Coiffure / Makeup: Annie Bonaventure / Invitations: Inkling Design Studio / Calligraphy: The Paper Princess / Desserts: Indulge / Rentals: Event Rental / Clothing: Amor / Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel

 
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28 May

Lace Sarah Seven wedding dress

Light pastels + the subtle texture of watercolors inspired this beach shoot, and the Santa Cruz coast couldn’t have been a better fit. With a seaside backdrop to mimic the ethereal qualities of the watercolors, décor, and dreamy fashion, you’ll definitely be swooning if you love all of the above. Thanks to photog Taralynn Lawton for sending these gorgy snaps our way!

Loose and wild bridal bouquet

Watercolor invitations

Organic coastal wedding inspiration

Watercolor escort card

Watercolor invitations

Chignon bridal hairstyle

Relaxed bridal hair

Soft peach lips + cheeks and a smoky sparkle on the eyes. Kelly Jones nailed it with this look.

Santa Cruz wedding

Loose and wild bridal bouquet

Gold Sarah Seven wedding dress

Big time fans of this dress here.

Rose and ranunculus floral centerpiece

Organic coastal tablescape

Organic coastal tablescape

Taraylnn says, I drew inspiration from textured brush strokes when hand-painting the plates for the tablescape, pulling in subtle tones from The Bloomery Co.‘s paper suite and accenting with an organic gold pattern that Pretty Please Bakeshop also incorporated into their elegant cake design. We wanted to combine a dreamy spring color palette with wild and organic florals, accented with hints of gold. The ladies of Studio Mondine put together a super soft color palette in their floral arrangements with pale pinks, golden yellows, creamy oranges, and rusty blushes.

Watercolor escort card

Relaxed bridal hair

Loose and wild bridal bouquet

Modern gold wedding cake

coastal-watercolor-inspiration

Thanks to everyone below for sharing your talents today. So beautiful.

Photography: Taralynn Lawton / Location: Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, California / Florals: Studio Mondine / Hair & Makeup: Kelly Jones / Invitations: Aubriana of The Bloomery Co. / Cake: Pretty Please Bakeshop / Furniture Rentals: Pieces by Violet / Silverware & Goblets: Frances Lane / Painted Plates: Taralynn Lawton / Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints / Gown & Hair Piece: Sarah Seven / Jewelry: Tura Sugden / Model: Jaycee of Scout Model & Talent Agency

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28 May

Lilac bouquet

We love the idea behind these Ireland-inspired bridal portraits that As Ever Photography shared with us: to honor your heritage in subtle ways that reflect who you are personally. No need to go crazy with tradition or shower the scene with shamrocks (unless you want to of course!), just pay homage to your roots in the way that feels best to you as a bride. Kinda great, right?

Irish inspired invitations

Irish inspired bride

Blue calligraphy

Irish inspired bride

Totally into this bronze smoky eye. (PS: We’ve got another sultry makeup look later this morning.)

Vintage tablescape

Irish inspired

Blue watercolor place cards

Lilac bouquet

Jennifer of As Ever Photography says, I lived in Ireland for six years and a piece of my heart will forever remain among her rolling green hills and rocky cliffs. I love creating styled shoots to express something about who I am as a photographer and the aesthetic elements that have influenced me. This editorial portrait session incorporates some of my favorite Irish bits and pieces… beautiful handmade linen and lace, Waterford Crystal rosary beads, a traditional St. Brigid’s cross and claddagh ring, and a nod to the emerald isle’s rich literary heritage.

Vintage tablescape

Gold calligraphy wedding cake

All about those gold details.

Vintage wedding dress

Lilac bouquet

Gold calligraphy wedding cake

This. Cake. Is. Divine. Agreed?

Thanks to As Ever Photography for showing us all the little ways we can celebrate our backgrounds!

Photography: As Ever Photography / Venue: Garden Park Ward in Salt Lake City / Florals & Styling: Rachael Ellen Events / Hair & Makeup: Katie Livingston of KL Artistry / Cake: Cassidy Budge of Flour and Flourish / Paper Goods: Annie Mertlich of Wildfield Paper Co. / Vintage Dress: Maeberry Vintage

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