Getting Wedding-Day Ready With the Gents

Getting Wedding-Day Ready With the Gents
Some of my absolute favorite photos captured on a wedding day are those of the Bride and her gals getting ready the morning of. Well today Jessica Rice Photography is turning her lens to the Groom and his pals, and I have to say, the getting ready moments captured at You and Yours Distillery are every bit as special. Chancey Charm brought in talented, local California vendors for these gents, from grooming products from Baxter of California for a fresh, sharp look to quality, leather Groomsmen gifts from Made in Mayhem.

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Getting Wedding-Day Ready With the Gents
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This is Not Your Garden Variety Romance
From stunning floral applique to a plunging neckline and a capelet too, this Marchesa gown is the ultimate showstopper. And it fits perfectly with the grandeur of this Santa Ynez elopement inspiration hand-crafted by Tristan Needham, Moon Canyon and Luna de Mare Photography. Get lost in the beauty of an intimate garden wedding nestled in the Santa Ynez mountains. And seriously, that dress!

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This is Not Your Garden Variety Romance
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Blending Cultures + Styles in This Hindu-Jewish Wedding
If you’re looking for multicultural wedding inspiration, or if you and your other half are curious about how to blend to seemingly opposing styles, look no further. Today’s wedding captured by Birds of a Feather Photo and Russell John Films proves both can be done – and beautifully. This Hindu Bride and Jewish Groom worked with the talented Danielle of Leilani Weddings to pull off a Tulum-inspired celebration. With help from vendors like Flower Allie and Honeycrisp Designs, they were able to not only intertwine the two cultures, but also “tropical boho” and “classic modern” style for a wedding that uniquely represented the two of them as individuals and their new life as one.

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Blending Cultures + Styles in This Hindu-Jewish Wedding
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A Ceremony View That will Stop You in Your Tracks
Do you prefer crashing waves or sweeping vineyards? How about a venue that boasts both? The appropriately named Catalina View Gardens set the stage for this insanely pretty alfresco wedding surrounded by the sea and the grapes. Planned by Esoteric Events, with blooms upon blooms by Plenty of Petals, imagery by Sally Pinera and a film by Elysium Productions, have a peek at a celebration with one of the most stunning ceremony spots we’ve come across.

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A Ceremony View That will Stop You in Your Tracks
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This Is How You Do a Gatsby Inspired Wedding
Now this, ladies and gents, is how to pull off a Gatsby theme. This beautiful pair held their special day at the always gorgeous Cromlix in Scotland – with its grand facade covered in ivy and perfectly appointed rooms, it was worthy of the glamorous fete. Add in the Bride’s Maggie Sottero gown with a ’20s inspired silhouette and beading and a gold flecked creation by Rosewood Wedding Cakes all captured beautifully by Orange Photographie, and you have a wedding better than what even F. Scott Fitzgerald could imagine. The best part? This version of The Great Gatsby has a happy ending.

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This Is How You Do a Gatsby Inspired Wedding
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When a Wedding Planner Goes Above and Beyond for the Perfect Day
Sun Valley is one of the Bride’s favorite places on the planet and with good reason… it’s crazy gorgeous. For this celebration, it’s all about rustic elegance and embracing the beauty of the Idaho mountains with the help of Debbie Geller Events and Tara Bella Flowers. And after poring through the images by Kendra Elise, you would never guess that the wedding dress almost didn’t make it. (Yikes!) When the dress wouldn’t fit on the plane, the planner jumped in her car and drove all the way from Los Angeles to deliver the gown. We’re officially voting her MVP of this celebration.

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When a Wedding Planner Goes Above and Beyond for the Perfect Day
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How to Pick the Perfect Floral Designer with Whitney B.
From SMP blogger bride, Whitney B.… If you are anything like me, when it came to envisioning my wedding day, I knew I wanted an abundance of flowers, but I had no clue where to begin with searching for a floral designer. After researching several different designers and looking through hundreds of pictures and websites, I finally narrowed it down to my #1: Shawna, owner of The Wild Dahlia. Below are some of the reasons why and tid bits of advice for all you future wives:

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How to Pick the Perfect Floral Designer with Whitney B.
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These Globetrotters Picked the Most Magical Spot to Say “I Do”
Greg Finck has a way with gorgeous imagery. Now couple that with the tropical beauty of Bali and the result is picture perfect. For this wanderlusting couple, the Istana Villa proved a dream backdrop for their romantic, garden style wedding designed by Bali Exclusive Wedding + Gloriosa Flowers. It’s all blushing hues, chandelier draped dining and the most stunning cliffside views. Take a peek at the full celebration right here.

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These Globetrotters Picked the Most Magical Spot to Say “I Do”
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Bridal Week Recap: The Necklines We Can’t Stop Thinking About
When it comes to Bridal Week, we’re always on the lookout for the latest wedding fashion trends – and this season, we were struck by the gorgeous and varied necklines we saw on the runways. The one collection we could. not. stop. thinking about? The stunning lineup from Morilee by Madeline Gardner. She’s the queen of creating timeless gowns for the modern bride, so we turned to her to get the 4-11 on the updated styles.

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Bridal Week Recap: The Necklines We Can’t Stop Thinking About
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Modern Meets Classic With This French Inspired Elopement
Do you dream of baguettes and croquembouche? Yeah, us too. But all french deliciousness aside, this elopement inspiration crafted by Et Cetera Event Company and Clayton Floral gives a fresh, modern twist to Old Montreal. Bringing together the classics along with a stunning, sculptural gown and elegant, minimalist details, the beauty of this charming city comes alive through Gabe Aceves’s stunning images.

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Modern Meets Classic With This French Inspired Elopement
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