24 08, 2011

Featured on: CeciStyle Magazine!

By |2011-08-24T12:20:35+00:00August 24th, 2011|Featured|

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Our Muse - Wedding Invitations - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, foil printing, hand calligraphy, custom stamps, die-cutting, letterpress printing, signs

Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California

Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, escort cards, place cards
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, escort cards, place cards
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, escort cards, place cards
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, escort cards, place cards
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, escort cards, place cards
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, escort cards, place cards
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, escort cards, place cards
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, invitations, escort cards, place cards
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Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, place cards, menus
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, place cards, menus
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, place cards, menus
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, place cards, menus
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, place cards, menus
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, place cards, menus
Our Muse - Wedding Photos - Be inspired by this natural summer wedding in California at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, California - wedding, place cards, menus

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23 08, 2011

Boudoir Session Featured on Wedding Chicks!

By |2011-08-23T14:31:57+00:00August 23rd, 2011|Featured|

August 23, 2011

Nymph Boudoir Session From Team Hair and Makeup

TEAM Hair and Makeup paired up with Lacie Hansen Photography to shoot this nymph-like fairytale Boudoir Shoot. Captured at sunrise while the mist still lingered in creamy white lingerie. To see the entire boudoir session click here.

From: TEAM Hair and Makeup

Everyday on my way home from work, I drive by this beautiful forest that looks like something out of a nymph-like fairytale; ancient oak trees dripping with moss, the ground floor covered with ivy. This is originally where I got the inspiration for this shoot Boudoir Shoot. So often, Boudoir Shoots tend to be over the top and too dramatic, and with this shoot I really wanted to explore a side of Boudoir that hasn’t been done before. I wanted to spin the concept of this shoot into something soft, feminine, natural & organic, and bring a more ethereal quality to the images. We decided to shoot at sunrise when there is still a little mist in the air right outside my backdoor in Montecito, CA.

For the lingerie we choose all whites & creams with flowing, chiffon, silk & lace. For the makeup we wanted it look very natural- just woke up in the morning, dewy look, and for the hair we created soft, gentle waves. We wanted to make sure that she looked like she fit in with her surroundings; soft &organic and focus on bringing out the beauty of what it is to be a woman. I had a great time working on this shoot and our photographer, Lacie Hansen did an excellent job capturing exactly what I had envisioned & thank you to my girls at TEAM for making this shoot come to life!

Photographer: Lacie Hansen
Makeup & Hair: TEAM Hair and Makeup

5 08, 2011

Arabian Days: Black and White

By |2011-08-05T13:10:55+00:00August 5th, 2011|Photo shoot|

I just had to share some of these amazing black and white images, from last month’s cover shoot for Rue Magazine. The models were a couple in real life which made for beautiful chemistry!

Photography: Jose Villa / Wardrobe & Decor: Canvas & Canopy / Beauty: Team Hair & Makeup / Floral Design: La Partie Events / Stationery: Momental Designs / Production Coordination: Be Inspired PR / Wardrobe: provided by Bona Drag

1 08, 2011

Bohemian L.A. Smog Shoppe Wedding Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

By |2011-08-01T14:34:32+00:00August 1st, 2011|Featured|

A Bohemian Black-Tie Wedding: Diana + Josh

Monday, August, 1, 2011 16 Comments

I’m so excited to start the week off with this gorgeous bohemian black-tie wedding. Diana is a food stylist and Josh is a photographer, so you can imagine how unique + beautiful their wedding will be! A whimsical, warm and inviting environment with plenty of flowers and candlelight. Clean, crisp design meets natural, wild beauty is how they described their wedding and I think you guys are going to just love it! So much thought was put into the day! Thanks so much to Cristen + Scott of W. Scott Chester photography for letting me share their amazing photos.

bride getting ready with bridesmaids in robes

watercolor wedding invitation

lace wedding dress flower halo

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bride with flower halo

Gorgeous bouquet + dress! Diana’s dress started out as a St. Pucchi dress that she pretty much cut up into a million pieces and completely redesigned + put back together! Amazing…

pink red yellow bouquet

bride with ballet shoes

bridesmaids in vintage dresses

How gorgeous are the bridesmaids!? Diana shared with me that her bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law all live in different parts of the country and world. So as a gift to them, Diana hired a yoga teacher to come to their hotel on Venice Beach the morning of the wedding and start the day off with a private yoga class. What a fun and perfect way to relax before the wedding! She also gave them each custom yoga pants as a gift from pretty penny designs etsy shop and robes from plum pretty sugar!

bohemian wedding dress

groom in tux

wedding first look

L.O.V.E. this first look!

wedding first look

wedding first look

bohemian wedding

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? Signing the Ketubah surrounded by our immediate family and bridal party. My bridesmaid Sarah, a professional violinist, was playing softly in the background and it completely calmed our nerves and set the tone going into the ceremony.

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Song you walked down the aisle to? Canon in D Exit song? All You Need Is Love by the Beatles

hip bridal party

bride with tattoo

wedding photos by w scott chester

Josh and I wanted to give our guests the true Venice Beach experience, so we decided to rent a restored English double-decker bus to transport from Hotel Erwin to the Smog Shoppe and back at the end of the night.

double-decker-bus wedding

The idea for our cocktail hour is that we wanted it to feel like a giant, inviting living room. We layered tons of vintage Persian rugs we’ve collected over the past year over the concrete floor and had hundreds of lit candles for a romantic feel. Heirloom LA served champagne and passed appetizers as well as a stationary crostini bar with meats and cheeses they cure and smoke themselves. YUM!

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I LOVE this idea! Escort cards/Wedding Favors: We decided to give vintage bow-ties and vintage silk scarves to our guests as combo escort cards and wedding favors. We scoured ebay and every vintage clothing store in town and managed to find enough actual vintage good condition ones we were so thrilled that we pulled it off! We also made custom clothing labels that our friend Aimee sewed on to each bow-tie/scarf that said “D+J.”

bow tie wedding favors

bohemian wedding reception tables

wedding menu

bohemian wedding flowers

bohemian wedding flowers

cake display table

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Diana + Josh rented a vintage restored VW camperbus for their honeymoon (driving up the Cali coast!). They got to thinking how cute it would be if they could park the camper bus right in the courtyard of the Smog Shoppe. The Smog Shoppe let them to that, so Diana + Josh decided to use it as a photo booth during the reception and then as their getaway car after the wedding! How fun! 🙂

smog shoppe wedding culver city

How romantic to play Casablanca in the background! 🙂

wedding dance under the movies

Any advice for those planning now? Know both your strengths and limitations. If you think you can do it, you probably can! If you know you’re not capable without a little help, select your vendors with the same mindset the Harvard admissions board accepts their students — you’re looking for vendors who are tricks of all trades, or absolute masters in their respective industries. I remember after our tasting with Heirloom LA telling Matt & Tal that they could pretty much just show up and I’d be happy. Everything they put in front of us was the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. Consequently I didn’t know (or care that I didn’t know!) what our vegetarian option was going to be until the day before our wedding. You can’t put a price on that kind of trust!

Along the same lines, we wanted to put a BIG thank you out there to Loop Haro of Dovetail Coordination by TACT. He went from being in charge of our day of coordination to talking me down after I’d locked myself out of our house and trapped myself in our backyard the day before our wedding to making sure one of his valet guys could escort us back to our hotel in our VW camper bus/photobooth after the wedding. There is NOTHING that phases this guy. He’d get into Harvard if it were up to me.

I’d like to also note that Diana + Josh are debuting a project they’ve been working on for the past few years: Casa de Perrin – a boutique rental company. From Diana, We provide a certain art and soul of setting a table or decorating a room without limitations for brides, event planners, designers, photographers and small dinner parties. Our one-of-a-kind, bohemian-eclectic collections span continents and time periods. We are very excited to be officially up and running! 🙂

Thanks so much Diana + Josh and we wish you both a lifetime of happiness!!

vendors:
photography: W. Scott Chester Photography (you can see even more photos from their wedding here) // venue: Smog Shoppe // day of coordination + management: Loop Haro of Dovetail Coordination by TACT // catering: Heirloom LA // cake: All 11 cakes, tarts and galettes were made by Heather Wong of The Scootabaker // rentals: Casa de Perrin and Found Vintage Rentals // florist: Primary Petals // wedding dress: Started out as a St. Pucchi dress that I pretty much cut up into a million pieces and completely redesigned + put back together // groom’s suit: Dolce & Gabbana // hair + makeup: Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup // invitations: Amy Tan of The Treespace Studio (you can see the invite here on her blog) // DJ: Nahchey // string quartet: Dash Entertainment // VW camper: Vintage Surfari Wagons // double decker bus: The Big Red Bus Company


Smog Shoppe and Heirloom LA are featured vendors of Green Wedding Shoes, check out Smog Shoppe’s vendor profile and Heirloom LA’s vendor profile to see more of their work or discover other GWS recommended vendors for your wedding day in our Vendor Guide.

1 08, 2011

Maui Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty!

By |2011-08-01T12:49:05+00:00August 1st, 2011|Featured|

I know that I go a little bride-gaga on the site every now and then (okay, all the time) and it’s rare that the groom gets nearly as much gushing as he should. I know, I’m working it. But I’m failing miserably. Yes, the groom is dreamy and handsome and I’m sure he’s amazing. And based on the total catch of a bride he got, he’s probably really, really wonderful. But once again, I can’t stop staring at the women behind this beautiful wedding. The bride that is basically a model, the bridesmaid that is absolute cuteness and the mothers who have redefined the word elegance for me. And with a backdrop like the Maui perfection that Jill LaFleur created and photographs that Wendy Laurel snapped, this little fete is one that has quickly climbed to the top of my list. Click here to see the entire gallery of images!!

Click here to see the entire gallery of images!

From Wendy Laurel PhotographyA beautiful Maui wedding – a blend of traditional, Korean, and Island styles.  The bride and groom are both Korean. The bride wore a beautiful traditional dress by Alma Novia at the ceremony, but both mother’s wore colorful and bright Korean traditional dresses.  The couple was married at Gannon’s Restaurant in Wailea.  The next day, the bride donned her Korean dress as well as her wedding gown and the couple did photos in the funky town of Paia, on nearby cliffs and sugarcane fields.

From the Bride…I chose Maui because we both wanted an intimate wedding far away from home.  Also, both of our parents have never been to Hawaii so we wanted them to experience it.  Of course it was everyone else’s first time too! We chose Maui because it is the most romantic Hawaiian island in my opinion.  The most important thing for me was that everyone had a memorable experience, a wedding in paradise! A wedding that you think about for a long long time.

Wedding Planning + Design: La Fleur Weddings + Events / Flowers: Anny Heid Flowers / Venue + Wedding Cake: Gannon’s / Hair + Make-up: Rachel with Team Hair & Makeup / Wedding Stationery: Ceci New York / Linens: La Tavola Linens / Wedding Dress: Alma Novia / Bride’s Shoes: Gucci / Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren Black Label / Bridesmaid Dress: Lulus / Wedding Photography: Wendy Laurel Photography seconded by Dmitri Photography

Ceci New York, La Fleur Weddings & Events and TEAM Hair and Makeup are members of our Little Black Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.