These two lovebirds worked out a beautiful wedding with a tight budget by DIYing a list of things from planning and designing, hair and makeup, to the florals, invitations and all paper goods. It was a true labor of love. And so was finding the perfect outdoor wedding venue. They wanted something that would lend itself to their rustic, laid back style, but finding that in Miami was close to impossible. Close to giving up, they followed a tip from Katie at Unearthed Vintage and visited Greynolds Park. It was beautiful, rough around the edges and you could tell the place had soul. The overgrown surroundings, sparkling lagoon, and stony buildings were just perfect.
Danielle created a simple peach garden rose bridal bouquet to hold.
Wedding websites should be pretty much mandatory for all weddings now, no? Aside from being the perfect hub to store all your engagement photos, there’s a lot of information you can give your guests to get them prepared, and excited about attending your wedding. Creating a wedding site using Virb is the easiest way to build and customize your site. Friends and family like to make a mini weekend vacation out of your wedding, so let them know where to sleep, play, and eat. Test things out with Virb’s 10 day free trial… you’ll get hooked!
Virb’s customizable themes are already gorgeous as is, and we love how they allow you to display your engagement or wedding photos in such a beautiful and artistic way.
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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.