Fresh faced and fancy free is all beauty with this glowing bride in the latest Style Me Pretty feature. With hair and makeup styled by TEAM’s Mar (hair), Marla (makeup) and THM Hair Extensions, the result is a naturally luminous bride, an intimate wedding (with a star appearance from the couple’s pup!) at a gorgeous go-to California location…
From the bride… On weekends we enjoy exploring California and checking off activities and places from our bucket list. When it came time to choose a venue for our wedding the oceanfront of Santa Barbara seemed like the perfect fit.
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Alexy and Ed had the most perfect summer wedding ever in Santa Barbara, California. Their elegant garden wedding started off with the prettiest + intimate backyard ceremony, followed up by a dreamy reception at La Cumbre Country Club.
The garden chic design came together with white blooms and loads of greenery, along with wood accents and soft candlelight. The bride looked radiant in her gorgeous lace Oscar De La Renta gown, while her bridesmaids wore custom dresses in nude. So pretty! Megan Sorel photographed all the love in action, so enjoy her gorgeous photos below and grab a closer look in the full gallery.
Styled by Nicole (makeup) and Emma (hair) using THM Hair Extensions.
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Wedded bliss? Check. A majestic view of the Pacific Ocean atop Malibu? Um yes, check. And a feature in the eponymous Brides Magazine (August/September print issue)? Check (we are honored and humbled). Read below for an excerpt of this awe-inspiring ceremony and celebration…
Caroline Cuse knew just what her ideal wedding locale looked like, though she wasn’t entirely sure it existed. “I grew up hiking the hills around Los Angeles and dreamed of getting married overlooking the ocean,” says the photographer and floral designer. By her side in the search? Sean Duncan, a financial technology strategist, whom she met in 2009 while both were students at Harvard. Hailing from the UK, Sean had never been to Southern California before he met Caroline, but soon fell in love with its wild landscape too. In 2016, he proposed on a hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.
The couple looked at venues, but nothing felt quite right until Caroline received a text from her mother that simply read, “I think I found it.” Attached was a photo of a lush, grassy hill in Malibu with views of the Pacific. “It was perfect,” she says, but the remote area had no infrastructure, so everything from electricity to decor had to be imported to Black Sage Mesa, named to reflect the abundance of the aromatic evergreen on the site.
See more on Brides’ online feature, too!
Wedding Venue: Black Sage Mesa || Wedding Planning & Design: Laurel & Rose || Paper Products: Lotus and Ash || Bride’s Dress: Leanne Marshall || Bride’s Shoes: Prada || Hair & Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup || Groom’s Attire: Gieves and Hawke || Officiant: Rob Bell || Floral Design: Moon Canyon || Rentals: Found Rentals, Bright Event Rentals, La Tavola Fine Linen || Catering: Whoa Nelly || Bar: The Whaling Club || Lighting: Lighten Up || Cake: Susie Cakes || Ceremony Music: Atlantic Strings Quartet || Reception Music: Dart Collective || Photography: Erich McVey || Videography: Audrey Alba Films || Photo Booth: Snap Bar Photo Booth || Transportation: Crown Limo
One charming bride (wearing a simply stunning Alexander McQueen gown), a delightful bridal party, and a remarkably fun wedding day backdrop at the Santa Barbara Zoo makes this statement precisely true…”Our look was classic, fun, and irreverent.”
Classic and fun, indeed.
Hair and Makeup credit: TEAM’s Kita (hair) and Nicole (makeup)
Sunset weddings are goldmines…who wouldn’t fall deep for the glow of magic hour? This pink and gold tone celebration, featured on Wedding Chicks, far surpasses the bar. It was a joy to style, with Marla on makeup and Kita on hair using our THM Hair Extensions in color Nicole. And with Magnolia Event Design orchestrating with Rockrose Floral Design, and Mike Arick capturing all the beauty, we think you’ll fall in love too…
Peek more of this dreamy wedding over on Wedding Chicks!
More from the bride…
For our wedding, Duncan and I knew we wanted a formal but relaxed vibe. We weren’t sure what that looked like when we started planning, but the dress I chose epitomized that feel. It had both a structure and a playful movement to it. Beyond that, we weren’t sure of the details, other than we knew there had to be lots of dancing, and donuts! Thankfully our wedding planner was a rockstar. She would take any idea we had, and bring it to life in a beautiful way.
Ashley wanted to create a glamorous jungle vibe inside the tent, so strands of vines were strung from the ceiling. Mirrored tables and gold chairs added a subtle Art Deco vibe, kept in check with organic arrangements that featured tendrils of greenery sneaking around the place settings. “We wanted our wedding to be a mix of elegance, chic simplicity, and fun,” says the bride.
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For the love of all things destination weddings…the majestic and the beautiful scenery, florals and confetti, Spring and Summer months…we celebrate with this happy spread in the latest issue of Destination I Do magazine. (And you won’t want to miss the dress that wears like a blooming bouquet. Yes, please!)
How very gorgeous!
When Flutter Mag, Joy Proctor, and Elizabeth Messina team up to create an exquisite bridal concept feature for The Astrology Edition of the magazine, our artists and stylists had all hands on deck to assist in orchestrating. To symphonize the fashionable fete of astrological personalities with the diverse beauty of the models was an absolute dream project. Have a look…
Fire Signs: Aries | Leo | Sagittarius…
Earth Signs: Taurus | Virgo | Capricorn…
Air Signs: Gemini | Libra | Aquarius…
See more, including the Water Signs, over on Flutter!