Candice & John’s Wedding!!

We were over the moon excited when Candice reached out to us last year about helping coordinate her & John’s August Leo Carrillo wedding. Her very dear pal and one of our faves Courtney of Brightly Designed was helping her  out with all of the details, so we immediately agreed to step in the last few weeks before the wedding and on the actual big day to take the reins and make sure everything went off without a hitch! By far one of the breeziest and most fun weddings of the summer. Who could complain when you get to work with Brightly Designed, She Wanders, and Root 75!?  C & J’s wedding is in the current issue of Exquisite Weddings, but also on the Bride Suite blog today! Check out those links & the lovely photos below!

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Wowza! Candice is already a stunner, but Brides by Brittany highlighted her features perfectly and really let her gorgeousness shine through on the big day!

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Seriously, we have a ton of photos of everyone smiling & giggling through out the whole day, as it should be. NON-STOP BLAST!

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For the ceremony decor, a mix of horseshoes with pretty patterned hearts and mason jars filled with flowers and flags that read John loves Candice/Candice loves John hung from the chairs down the aisle. Ashley & Courtney from Brightly Designed  also crafted a stunning paper flower backdrop for the ceremony that fit perfectly with the theme and into Leo Carrillo!

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Ummm how adorbs are the navy dresses paired with cowboy boots and statement necklaces!? Cute, quirky, and classic all at the same time!

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During cocktail hour, brightly colored vases, vintage cigar boxes, & old fashioned liquor bottles adorned the tables to set the mood on the patio for “Hurley’s Pub.”

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Mini glass beer boots were used for the escort card display. Guests were asked, “If you’re a pair find your boot to share. If you’re single use yours to mingle.” Too fun!

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One of our favorite moments of the night was when the bridal party made their grand entrance. After everyone was announced they stopped by the bartender, who had shots waiting for them, where they all raised their glasses before going bottom’s up! Way to get the party started!

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The peacocks were out in full force for the wedding- as seen above! The Brightly Designed gals repurposed  C+J’s cute rsvp postcards and strung them with ribbon and hearts to make a killer sweetheart table backdrop for the couple. Gathered vintage items were used as table number holders which were an eclectic mix of wooden numbers and paper printed numbers.

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In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, the couple and their guests got their sweet fix with a bundt wedding cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes and donuts from VG Bakery. Mmmm! Our kind of desserts!

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The guests had a blast drinking & dancing into the night! Congratulations & thanks again to Candice & John for letting us be a part of  your special day. HUGE thank-you to two other love birds, Suzanne & Mike from Shewanders for capturing every detail so perfectly, being so fun to work with, and sharing these lovely images!

Snapshot Love: Kelsey & Stephen

The best way to describe today’s snapshot love couple is pretty freaking adorable! We are sure you will agree when you take a glimpse at the stunning photos captured below. Kelsey and Stephen met and fell in love while in collage and have been inseparable ever since. There are some couples who seem to light up around each other and just make it all look easy, as you can see these two are one of those couples. Not only are Kelsey & Stephen super amazing but they got to spend the day being captured by another pretty rad couple, Chadwick & Jenika of Studio Castillero. We are seriously counting down the days not only until this amazing wedding, but to get to hang out with these talented photographers!

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What’s For Dinner Darling

Although it is a small detail of a wedding or event, we have to admit we are huge fans of the menu and trust us it makes a bigger impact than you think! Not only can they be customized with your personal menu but there are so many fun and out of the box ways to display your menu for all of your guests to drool over. We have complied some of our favorite clever menu displays to give you a little inspiration for you next event. 16be1a442fead525957fe390bd54232a

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Which clever menu is your favorite?

Jessica & Nick’s Wedding!!

Always a wonderful way to start the morning & your Friday by waking up to a gorgeous wedding feature on Ruffled! We’re ecstatic that Jessica & Nick’s La Jolla Beach Wedding at Martin Johnson House is up on their blog today!! You might remember Jessica as our real bride blogger & of course this inspiration we posted for their wedding!

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Happy 6 Month Anniversary you two!! We’re so glad that not only were we a part of your whooooole wedding planning process, but we get to watch your love and family grow. Head over to Ruffled to read more about the details and inspiration that was behind the big day, and stay tuned for a fabulous DIY on the scale backdrop we made for Jess & Nick’s dessert table.

Big Thank You! to all of these vendors…

Root 75– Gorgeous, stunning, perfect flowers

Brightly Designed– Amazing, creative, and exactly what we envisioned paper elements

Moss Vintage Rentals– Wedding would have not come to life without your beach glass bottles, Love & Bar sign, and all of the vintage pieces used

Wendy Ware– The stunning pieces you made, especially the ceremony sign, were some of our favorite details!

Coast Catering– Um, best wedding food ever. Short Ribs & Mac n Cheese. Enough said.

VG Bakery– No one beats their donuts, pie, or tasty cakes. Blueberry buttermilk bites were gone!

Injoy Entertainment– It got real. Real Crazy Like. Thanks for keeping the dance floor poppin’

Allie’s Party Rentals & La Tavola Linens for all of the rental & specialty items

Sunday Romance– You captured the day & all of the beautiful details; gave us these amazing photos to remember it perfectly by.

Snapshot Love: Abey & Matt

Our jaws dropped when we saw these gorgeous photos in our inbox last week. We immediately asked our sweet bride Abey if we could share these stunners on our lil ol’ blog. So glad she was more than happy to have us post her & Matt’s dreamy engagements shot by her best friend, the fabulous Tara McMullen. We’re so excited to have Tara also capturing Abey & Matt’s big day! Now check out all of the romantic goodness below….

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Pretty much exactly what you hope & dream your engagements will turn out looking like, right!? Doesn’t hurt if you’re also gorgeous like these two! Abey always looks flawless, but there’s a great story behind why she looks extra radiant. She didn’t think Tara was going to make it to her bridal shower last week being that Abey lives in LA and Tara in Canada. Tara being the awesome pal she is surprised her at the shower and then hired the glam pro- Amy Clarke to doll her up for this impromptu session. Matt was in on it of course! Just amazing. Head over to Tara’s blog to see more pics & to hear the story told much better!

Is your curiosity piqued and you’re just dying to know what’s in store for their Ace Palm Springs nuptials? Well, head on over to check out what we’ve been pinning down for them!