A beautiful California wedding with pretty paper goods by Pitbulls & Posies, bursts of glitter, neon and gold styling by Sitting in a Tree Events, and sweet moments captured by Meg Perotti is the perfect way to start off the week. Plus, we’re just loving the ways Jacquelyn’s Portuguese culture was represented throughout the design details and music. Portuguese guitarists, tiles, wine, the stunning views and breathtaking grounds at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley… it all added to the California hacienda vibe they were going for. Jump over to see the full gallery of beautiful images!
Alright ladies, time for some wedding hair inspiration. With so many looks to choose from for your big day, we’re thankful to have hair stylist, Cammy Lau here to share a variety of styles to suit any bride-to-be. She worked with photographer, Jennifer Fujikawa to capture some great tutorials, so if it’s okay with you, we’ll be sharing her other pretty styles in the coming weeks. First up is this relaxed updo adorned with headpieces from Marisol Aparicio.
Loose Updo Tutorial
1. Curl entire hair with hot rollers.
2. Section out desired bangs, then tease crown area of hair.
3. From the left side twist and gather hair towards center, then clip with bobby pin.
4. Do the same to the right, leaving loose strands in the center.
5. Take the remaining loose strands and separate it into about three sections.
6. With every section of hair, twist and roll the hair up to desired position (near center below crown area) and pin in place.
7. Use desired hair accessory and clip right above the pinned hair.
8. Spray with Sebastian Shaper Plus for touchable hair and extra hold.
When we found out the Southern plantation style wedding venue for Angelina + Brook’s wedding belonged to her mother… wow. How amazing to live in a place like this, surrounded by rolling hills. Not only was the view unbelievable, but Angelina’s brother-in-law actually planted the grass on top of the hill where the ceremony was held. Lots of love went into this romantic wedding. The event designers at Lovelyfest weren’t just hired help for the day either, they’re Angelina’s cousins, so you can imagine how special it was for everyone involved.
We’re always amazed to hear when couples plan their weddings long distance, in a short amount of time, and with so many other things going on. Such was the case with Yvonne + Ruda. Their engagement was just five months long and for the first three of those months, Yvonne was in her final semester of nursing school finishing exit exams. All while trying to plan a California wedding from Virginia. But she looked at the bright side of things – when else do you have a reason to get hair & makeup trials, cake tastings, and bachelorette parties? And thanks to such great vendors, their elegant but still California laid back wedding came to be.
Um, how adorable is this photo?!
Get ready for some major pops of color. Morgan + Ryan wanted to have fun in Palm Springs with their friends & family, so they called up the always creative Bash, Please to do their thang and the talented EP Love to capture it all. After deciding on a Palm Springs wedding, the color scheme came to life… neon pink, yellow, and turquoise. From there it was used on everything from the save the date, wedding invitations, and welcome tote bags, to the florals and custom neon sign.
Their wedding songs… Processional: Steal My Heart Away by Van Morrison / Bride’s aisle song: Cant Help Falling In Love by Ingrid Michaelson / Recessional: Here Comes My Baby by Cat Stevens / First Dance: Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) by Michael Jackson.