We’re so envious of those of you that are able to braid your own hair. You probably never have a bad hair day ever, right? For the rest of us, we’ll just have to pin this post to show our hair stylist next time we want to up our ‘do. Thank you Heather Chapman for sharing this super gorge style with us!
1. Create a high ponytail. 2. Section the pony into two & fishtail braid each section until you get about 3/4 of the way down the section.
3. Start to pull apart each braid, starting at the bottom & working your way up. You can do a little or a lot. Here, we did a little.
4. Once you’ve pulled your braids apart, simply lay them in the position that you find the best & pin into place. Gently pin in lovely hair ornament of your choice.
Is this a style you can see yourself wearing come wedding day? We love it.
For more hair inspiration check out our Pinterest board.
Photography: K. Mari Photography / Hair: Heather Chapman / Hair Ornament: mignonnehandmade
One thing we talk a lot about here on the blog, that’s right up there with finding the dress, is wedding invitations. Yeah, we’re kinda obsessed with anything paper related and the pretty amount of styles there are to choose from when it comes to announcing your wedding details. Letterpress, gold foil, screen printed, watercolor, there are tons! But if you’re looking for a style that’s both delicate and romantic, B Wedding Invitation’s laser-cut wedding invitations are phenom.
All dress by Marchesa.
Beautiful, aren’t they? We may have had a little too much fun pairing invitations with matching dresses.
There are lots more designs to choose from, so hop over to B Wedding Invitations to give them a look! Keep in mind, they also offer free assembly for their customers. That means complete assembly from attaching inserts, jewels to ribbons! Jeweled invitations even come with Swarovski crystals too, for an added fancy touch.
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Does this beautiful bride look a little familiar? She’s the stylish gal behind the fashion + lifestyle blog, Could I Have That. Her wedding was a complete dream, as was her custom Monique Lhuillier dress and their venue which, sorry Santa Barbara-bound brides, is Todd’s parent’s private residence. Ever since the day Samantha realized how completely head over heels she was for Todd (while picking lemons in his parent’s orchard), she knew he was the man she would marry, and that the orchard would play as the backdrop to their wedding day. We don’t blame her. It looks like it’s straight out of a travel magazine, it’s so gorgeous.
How pretty is that flower girl’s olive branch crown?
We wanted to give our guests something meaningful and tasty. So we decided to make our own lemoncello, made with lemons we picked from the very orchard we said our vows in. We got to work months in advance, found bottles we liked and corked them. My sister made letterpress coasters that we tied to each one with a lemoncello cocktail recipe.
I found an image that I loved of a rustic wood framed structure for our reception but was blown away by the cost the rental company quoted. Todd piped in and said, “I can make that”. His friend happened to have wood from an old barn that we could use, so we ended up getting something that I loved more that was practically free.
This cake. Gorgy!
A bit of advice from Samantha: I wish I had made time to walk around the ceremony site and reception before everything started just to see it all set up and soak it all in. There were a couple of things that I didn’t even see! Thank goodness for the Arna Bee.Once you get engaged all the different options can become overwhelming. I made a collage of images and created a Pinterest board to help me form my look and vibe that I wanted. But most importantly, stop and soak it all in because it truly goes by in the blink of an eye!
So very true. Congratulations S + T!
For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest board.
Photographer: Arna Bee / Videographer: Judson Morgan / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Groom’s parents home in Santa Barbara / Event Coordinator + Designer: Maren Parsons Events / Invitation Designer: Bungalow 36 / Hair & Makeup: Romina Murillo / Florist: Juniper Floral Designs / Cake: Robyn Loves Cake / Catering: Duo Events / Rentals: The Tent Merchant / Wedding dress designer: custom Monique Lhuillier / Wedding shoes: J.Crew / Veil: Monique Lhuillier / Broach: vintage found at an antique show / Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker / Shoes: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid dresses: Saja / Ring bearers: Ralph Lauren / Flower girls: Monsoon