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Real Wedding – Rustic Romance Orange County Celebration

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Catherine & George   ♥   Orange County, USA

Photographer:   Endless Wave Studios

 

Catherine & George live in Taiwan, however they planned their wedding overseas in The States to ensure that their family and friends would be by their sides on their special day.

 

And what a day it was! Relaxed-yet-refined this Orange County celebration radiates with rustic romance. From their adorable first look moment, to the end of the evening – dancing outdoors with their nearest and dearest under rustic strings of twinkling lights – this delightful duo sported a look of pure happiness, their love for one another and for their family clear for all to see.

 

Catherine certainly won in the style stakes too in her oh-so-chic, figure-hugging fishtail frock and delicate veil – just right for an open-air Cali celebration.

 

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Real Wedding – Los Angeles Temple Wedding

20/10/2014 | 2

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Hadley & Kal   ♥   Los Angeles, USA

Photographer:   Megan L Photo

 

Sometimes the key to a great wedding is simplicity and that is exactly how the talented photographer of today’s sweet nuptials described this darling Los Angeles Temple wedding day.

 

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“Hadley and Kal’s short, but sweet Los Angeles Temple wedding was planned in only two months! They went for simplistic, and put more importance on the love that they shared than on anything else.”

 

Wide beaming smiles were worn the whole day through by not only Hadley and Kal but by each of their guests too. Fun, love and togetherness are the main ingredients for creating a successful and memorable wedding day and that’s exactly the recipe that today’s super-cute couple went for, and there’s no denying that the beautiful clear blue skies helped to deliver a bright and breezy, summer party feel.

 

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Worldwide Wedding Inspiration – Classic Meets Modern Hollywood

28/08/2014 | 9

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Image: Chaffin Cade Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

 

It’s almost the weekend again and what’s a Thursday morning without a little glamour? Yep, you guessed right! We are off to Hollywood this fine day to see the sights: the Hollywood Sign, the Walk of Fame and the neon glitz of Sunset Strip.

 

Each month on the blog you’ll find a mood board post inspired by a different country or region, making up a blog post series called ‘Worldwide Wedding Inspiration‘. The aim is to get your creative juices flowing for your destination wedding with colours, theme suggestions and ideas from every corner of the globe without being too themed!

 

We have already been won over by Scandi style, enjoyed the essence of The Emerald Isle, been bowled over by bright and beautiful Brazil and felt enchanted by bonnie Scotland, and after seeing the shining starlet’s on the red carpet at this week’s Emmy’s it felt right that this month’s ideas should be inspired by Hollywood.

 

Rather than going down the old Hollywood glamour and film-inspired wedding route which you have no doubt seen before, I wanted to share the vibe of how today’s LA brides are rocking their wedding’s in a classic meets modern Hollywood way.

 

Luxurious hotels surrounded by palm-lined streets create a more formal affair, venues are decorated with decadent chandeliers, hints of blush, metallic touches and subtle sequins and finished with a classic checkerboard dance floor.

 

A timeless red pout and ruby red nails gives brides a celeb-worthy wedding day look; wear with a red-carpet-worthy gown, timeless designer heels, vintage jewellery and a voluminous blow dry or stylized updo.

 

Crisp black and white continues as an underlying theme with the groom and groomsmen in sleek tuxedo suits and the bridesmaids in flashy sequined dresses or formal eveningwear gowns.

 

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Engagement Shoot – Magical Manhattan Beach Sunset

30/06/2014 | 1

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Meghan & Mike   ♥   Los Angeles, USA

Photographer:   Ryan and Heidi Studio

 

Not only is Manhattan Beach one of my all-time favourite places in the world but these romantic, impactful, atmospheric and beautifully shot engagement images from Ryan and Heidi Studio stole my heart immediately. They perfectly capture the soul of these sweethearts and the breathtaking beach cities of LA that they call home (not jealous at all!).

 

If you’re from out-of-town and visiting Los Angeles anytime soon, be sure to drop by Manhattan Beach – it’s laid-back Cali cool at its best. Making up just over 2 miles of the 20 mile stretch of The Strand (the LA beach boardwalk that connects Torrance Beach with Santa Monica), Manhattan Beach is a renowned spot for surfing and volleyball.  Trendy restaurants famous for their taste (Manhattan Beach Post to name just one),  relaxed hipster bars, the stylish Shade Hotel and street upon street of hillside homes make up this desirable neighbourhood.

 

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Real Wedding – Beautifully Chic In Santa Barbara

12/03/2014 | 1

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Megan & Carver   ♥   Santa Barbara, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography

 

If you’re looking for a far-flung wedding location with more heavenly honeymoon hotspots right on your doorstop than you could ever wish for, then a destination wedding in sunny California should be a contender for your consideration.

 

With striking scenery and the sophisticated Pacific Coastline cities of San Fran, LA and San Diego (to name just a few) and with the blissful beaches of the Hawaiian Islands a mere plan ride away, the legendary county of Cali could make a dreamy destination and honeymoon combo.

 

Not only that, but the venues and the wonderful weddings that take place there are some of the most stunning events that your eyes will ever see.

 

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Megan and Carver tied the knot at the impressive Villa Sevillano, situated in picturesque Santa Barbara. This classic Italian Villa oozes with luxury and old world charm and the couple held their ceremony within the manicured gardens, overlooking the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean. 

 

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Real Wedding – From London To LA

18/12/2013 | 2

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Bora & Will   ♥   Los Angeles, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography

 

Today’s real wedding is picture perfect. Of course, Bora the beautiful bride steals the show in her delicately detailed dresses and just wait until you see her shoes – you’ll definitely go green eyed!  

 

Bora and Will held their reception in one of California’s chicest hotels, The London in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. With panoramic views across the City of Angels as their backdrop, the couple put their heart and soul into adding a personal stamp to the venue (including a giant monogram topiary no less!) and they really made their special day their own.

 

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Sara says:

“Okay, I have to spill a guilty secret. I was ‘this’ close to hijacking these two wedding dresses for my own, after seeing Bora stun in them. If only I was getting married again… swoon! Simply breathtaking! Bora is a designer for Tory Burch so it makes sense that her wedding would be so absolutely stunning!”

 

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Bora says:

“My love of design, decor, interiors, fashion…I wanted it to be a mix of classic and modern with lots of greenery. Instead of how a ‘wedding’ should be with colour themes – I wanted it to be ‘how I would decorate my home’ or a ‘dinner party’. Romantic, classic, a bit quirky with all my favourite things – topiaries, blue and white Chinoiserie vases, black and white checkered floors, chandeliers, candelabras and I definitely wanted long rectangular tables. I also had my ‘Olympia Le Tan’ book clutch for the wedding- as something blue, which I loved!”

 

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