20 Mar

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

It’s nice to get into the details of a bridal look every now and then, don’t you think? Especially when such details accompany the prettiest wedding updos and dresses. These photos by Ashley Bee celebrate the deets, featuring bridal designer Sara Kim’s accessory line Handmade by Sara Kim:

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Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Kudos to the team on scooping up Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club as a venue for this shoot. Those windows! (Not to mention the train on that dress.)

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Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Sara says, Our 2015 collection was inspired by watercolored florals and branches. I recently began watercoloring as a hobby and a form of meditation so the sketches and paintings that I practiced with really made my imagination turn. Also as a violinist during the day, everything about classical music inspires me in my designs. See the music influence below…

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

This collection was meant to capture the little handmade details that go into each piece, especially for the classic bride who wants an edgier look and timeless accents.

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Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

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Hair + makeup artist Sharon Park dreamed up all the swoon-worthy updos…

Bridal accessories | Hair Handmade By Sara Kim | Photo by Ashley Bee | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bridal-accessories-inspiration

Check out the hairpiece they designed exclusively for BHLDN, too.

Photographer: Ashley Bee / Videographer: Bryan Yun / Location: Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club / Coordinator: A Blissful Soiree / Hair & Makeup: Sharon Park / Designer: Handmade by Sara Kim / Wedding Dresses: Elyse Reuben & Bonny Bridal / Vintage Rentals: Touched By Time Vintage Rentals / Models: Willow Model Management

 
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19 Mar

Anybody out there on the hunt for a gown or bridesmaids dresses? Bridal accessories, perhaps? HauteLook’s Wedding Ready Sale is this weekend! (Setting an alarm for 8am PST on Saturday, March 21st is probably a good idea, just sayin’.) Basically, this is your chance to get shoes, jewelry, accessories, and dresses at up to 60% Most of the dresses are under $200 too. Here’s a peek at the selection:

HauteLook bridal sale

Also a great time to stock up on formalwear for any other black tie affair you may have coming up.

If you haven’t shopped on HauteLook before, here’s the scoop: Each day at 8am PST, they have a new sale (fashion, accessories, beauty, kids, home décor, etc.), featuring products at up to 75% off. So obviously it’s pretty easy to get lost in all the sweet deals they offer up everyday in general. This particular sale includes bridesmaid dress brands JS Boutique, Tadashi Shoji, ML Monique Lhuillier, Jim Hjelm Occasions, and more.

HauteLook bridal sale

Customers in the US, Canada, and Australia can all discover new brands with free HauteLook memberships (you just need an email + zip code to sign up). One of the biggest perks is that they’re owned by Nordstrom, so you can get the same free shipping over $100 that Nordstrom Rack has and can return purchases to Nordstrom Rack stores if necessary. Refer a friend to Hautelook/NordstromRack.com and if they make a purchase, you’ll get $20.

Browse HauteLook here and save the date for this Saturday, 3/21 at 8am. Find ‘em on social media too, @HauteLook & #HauteLook.

 
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19 Mar

Carondelet House wedding | Photo by Katie Pritchard Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Carondelet-House-wedding

This wedding, friends. First, Melanie’s Reem Acra gown looks like it was designed for her alone (and the custom gray is amaze). Then there’s Carondelet House for the venue, which is always a stunner when adorned with personal touches and an intimate guest list. Lastly there was this teeny little *interruption* during the reception when Maroon 5 crashed the wedding and surprised everyone while filming their video for “Sugar”, which M + R ended up making an appearance in. Ummm, best night ever?

Big thanks to Katie Pritchard Photo for sending this one our way!

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Gorg.

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Melanie says, Ryan and I wanted each of our guests to know how special they were to us, so for each of their table place cards we found old pictures of the guests and us together. We printed the pictures onto cards using Print.stagram and used an old school label maker to write their names. On the back of each table card, we wrote a multiple choice quiz question for each of our guests that referred to either an inside joke or a fond memory that we shared with them. The correct answer to the question corresponded to the table number they would be sitting at! The entire process was a bit time consuming, but Ryan and I had so much fun taking a trip down memory lane in order to create an individualized table card for each of our guests.

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As the story goes, Maroon 5 apparently crashed several weddings that night for their music video, coordinating with venues. It just happened to be that M + R’s wedding was that night, and only Ryan knew anything was happening—not even their vendors. The sheet dropped and there they were…

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Oh hello, Adam. (WHAAAT.)

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After surprising everyone with a performance of “Sugar”, they sang “She Will Be Loved” for their first dance. Pretty sweet! Melanie tells us, It was an unforgettable experience and we can’t thank Maroon 5 and Black Dog Films enough for being so amazing and helping to make our day so special.

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A srsly cute film by Love & You Video to recap:

You can watch out for Melanie + Ryan in the official music video too.

Maroon 5 was pretty epic, but our favorite moment of the wedding was the ceremony. We wrote the whole thing together and did our own vows. We also collected stones as tokens of support from our guests. Putting the time time into the ceremony and having everyone there in support was incredibly special and meaningful. Maroon 5 just pushed it over the top!

Uh, YEAH! Too cool. Congrats guys!

Photographer: Katie Pritchard Photo / Videographer: Love & You Video / Venue: Carondelet House / Event Coordinator: Burgundy Event Coordinating / Florist: Fanny’s Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Janet Miranda of BE.NYLA / Invitations: Bride & Groom, through Paperless Post / Ice Cream Truck: Coolhaus / Catering: Tres LA / Rentals & Lighting: Chivari Chair Rentals / Shuttle Bus: My Bus Charters / DJ: Smiles Davis of The Flash Dance / Bride’s Dress: Reem Acra / Shoes: Lanvin / Headpiece: Etsy / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Cufflinks: Heirloom / Tie Clip: Etsy

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