15 Jan

Organic seaside wedding inspiration

Happy weekend friends! Maybe it’s ‘cause we’re LA ladies ourselves, but we sure can’t get enough of a killer sunset backdrop when it comes to wedding photos. And cascading bouquets in hues to match too. Exactly why we fell for the images Santiago Murillo Photography shared with us taken at the Petoskey sand dunes in Michigan… They’re chock-full of seaside bridal goodness.

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15 Jan

Coastal engagement inspiration

We know. This shot. So romantic! When couples choose the coast for their engagement photos, they tend to want to keep things simple. A setting as naturally beautiful as the one above obvs doesn’t need much other than a couple like Kelli + Nick. They met at the beach, got engaged at the beach, and pretty much live at the beach (her words!). Carmen Santorelli shot their love story in the most natural way too.

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14 Jan

Bohemian wedding cake

Has anyone noticed how amaze the wedding cakes so far this year have been? 2016 may just be the year of the epic cake. (Click into a few recent posts here on the blog if ya don’t believe us!) Of course, when the goal is to encourage couples to be bold on their wedding day, complete with diverse color palettes + unique décor like Pearls and Lace Weddings’ was, risks are bound to be taken. And the payoff? Huge!

Thanks to Six Foot Photography for sharing the photos today.

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14 Jan

Fall bridal bouquet

Hannah knew what she was getting into when it came time to plan her + Jeremiah’s backyard wedding in Maple Valley, WA. Her + her sister own event design company juliet + lou so she’s no stranger to all things wedding. They planned, designed, and did almost everything themselves, and even stayed within their 20k budget with a guest list of 130. Thanks to Dorothy Huynh for sending these shots our way!

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13 Jan

We’ve got to warn ya. Today’s post is filled to the brim with pretty jewelry. Of the stunning ring variety. AND there’s a giveaway to top it all off too. The latest pieces in the Anna Sheffield collection are that dreamy, and we can never get over how effortlessly those stacking + nesting sets fall together. Once you peek at our faves, use the form at the bottom for a chance at a ring or pair of earrings for yourself!

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The Ceremonial Suites + Stacking Sets are an Anna Sheffield signature but with all of the mix and match possibilities you’ll end up with something uniquely your own that you can add to over time. The idea behind these suites is to allow the wearer to layer and mix in lots of different styles. The nesting bands even allow for suites and sets that include an engagement ring as well as all shapes of rings by scale. (So the Tiny or standard sized Tiara, Moon, and Crescent bands fit with each other as well as to small or larger rings, dependent on the center stone.)

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Isn’t even the thought of nesting an engagement ring super perfect? It’s so easy to think of engagement rings on their own, but those black + white diamond trillions in the chevron nesting bands of Bea Suite No. 11 make such a unique way of highlighting the dreamy rose cut champagne diamond.

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Anna Sheffield’s timeless Rosette engagement ring gets even more classically beautiful when balanced by the Bea Arrow Band in The Rosette Suite No. 10. Can we talk about this diamond? You’d be hard pressed to find anyone with such an enchanting combination: it’s a pear shaped, raw grey diamond surrounded by white diamonds set in yellow gold. Le sigh!

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Onto the next… The engagement ring in Bea Suite No. 13 features such a stunning alternative stone for engagement, the ethereal cloudy moonstone. The center is balanced by two inverted white diamond trillions. The BeaBands (one in rose gold, one in yellow gold) take the moonstone’s look to the next level.

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Another alternative engagement stone is the opaque black diamond in the Hazeline Suite No. 08, a pillar of the AS brand. Are you kinda surprised by how much you love it? The three tiers of Tiny New Moon, New Moon, and Delicate Hammer Curve bands it sits atop would really complement someone who loves a timeless elegance, but is also a little daring.

Aside from all the unusual diamond colors and gemstone combos featured in the sets above, there are many options for bands themselves. All rings are offered in rose, yellow, and white gold, and platinum. And the majority of materials are sustainably sourced too; there’s antique + reclaimed diamonds and recycled gold in some designs.

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Yep, Anna Sheffield has earrings that are just as unique as the rings. Check ‘em out.

To enter to win your choice of either 1 pair of earrings or 1 band, use the form below. Snag an extra entry by pinning the giveaway image above. One lucky winner will be chosen at random on January 20th. Good luck Cakies!

 
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13 Jan

Post Ranch Inn elopement

When we asked Alicia + Stephen about how they chose a venue for their elopement, they said, For the raw beauty of Big Sur and the quiet luxury of Post Ranch Inn. It’s kinda the most wonderful combo for a couple whose goal was simply to stay present so they could remember it forever. Let’s just let the photos + film by The Why We Love do the talking, K?

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