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Classic Indoor Wedding with a Dash of Glam

I truly believe a sure fire way to a glamorous color palette is to stick to a tried and true black and white combo. It works each and every time. And added to that classic black and white stripe action is a dash of gold and florals by Linda Carson in the loveliest shades of pink. All together, it makes for one gorgeous affair shot by Katie Shuler Photography. See it all right here.

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From The Bride…I was going for soft, classy elegance. The black and white table runners and gold antique accents were Gatsby inspired. Black tie attire and my dramatic gown set the mood for the candlelit dance party later in the evening! Formal but fun!

The color palette was Gold, Black & Cream, Blush, different tones of pale pinks with a touch of mint green. The look was Romantic Classic, with tons of candle lighting.

The bride’s bouquet was pale pink peonies. The wedding party and reception area had 6 different shades and tones of pale pinks, caramel, blush, traditional and garden style roses, white with black center anemones, with a touch of dusty miller and succulents. Each guest table was unique by design, from vintage elements, to crystal bud vases, and random beautiful gold mercury glass votive candles.

A few extra touches were added to the reception area: an elegant seating area, a large antique buffet adorned the cupcakes with beautiful lamps flanking the buffet and a unique seating chart, handwritten on a large gold framed mirror with an antique chandelier leaning on the table.

Photography: Katie Shuler Photography | Videography: 618 Studios | Floral Design: Linda Carson | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Cupcakes: Sweet Arlene's | Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom Bridal | DJ: Bruce Barrios | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Assistant Photography: Wade Carr | Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang | Hair : Piper White | Makeup: Vanessa Perez De Mejia | Wedding Venue: Westlake Village Inn

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English Manor Wedding Inspiration

At first glance, this shoot might look like your typical English garden inspiration. But take a closer look and you’ll see an east-meets-west approach with a subtle Asian flair. Euphoric FlowersPocketful of DreamsCakes By Krishanthi along with a whole team of talent crafted up the pretty and Weddings By Nicola and Glen photographed the gallery you simply can’t afford to miss.

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From Weddings By Nicola and GlenWe recently photographed a wedding inspiration shoot at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, one of the most famous luxury hotels in Britain renown for its 2 Michelin star food and idyllic countryside setting. The overall concept was Fusion – Where East Meets West and was designed, styled and co-ordinated by Vicki & Michelle of event design house Pocketful of Dreams.

From Michelle of Pocketful of Dreams… Inspired by the stunning Japanese Tea Gardens at the venue, we worked from a back story of a stylish British couple who had been heavily influenced by their travels to the Orient and set out to create a look that had an elegant feel with stylish and thoughtful touches across all the décor and details, subtly and creatively portraying that Far East influence. We worked with a rich, warm colour palette of burgundy, wine, soft pinks and peach with a grounding base of oyster silk, all offset by plenty of leafy greens. Brass and antique gold tones were then added to establish a luxe/old world feel that emulated a refined luxury.

Photography: Weddings By Nicola And Glen | Floral Design: Euphoric Flowers | Bridal Dresses & Accessories: Kate Halfpenny | Cakes & Sweet Treats: Cakes By Krishanthi | Decor Items: Brollies Galore | Decor Items: Amara | Decor Items: Farley Prop Hire | Design Concept & Styling: Pocketful Of Dreams | Furniture: Vintage Style Hire | Groom’s Outfit: October House | Make-up & Hair: Sarah Elizabeth For Claire Hanson’s M.A.C.H Beauty Team | Paper Goods: Gemma Milly | Venue: Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

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Our Favorite Furry Friends

You know what every Thursday evening needs?  A little dose of adorable.  Any by “a little dose,” I mean a full-fledged attack of cuteness, courtesy of some of our favorite furry friends from weddings past.  Think dapper pups in bow ties, cuddly kittens and horses dressed to perfection (seriously).  It’s a smile-inducing fur fest and the heartwarming begins in one, two, three…

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Sunny Al Fresco Wedding in Ojai

There are wedding tents and then there are stunning masterpieces of drapery under which the prettiest al fresco weddings occur. This Ojai affair photographed by Michael Costa most certainly falls under the latter. And it comes baring floral gifts by Flowerwild and the most elegant details crafted by Jill La Fleur. Have a look at the full gallery and tell me you haven’t seen a more gorgeous tent. Am I right?

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From The Bride…My only requirement when looking for venues for our wedding was that I wanted to be able to dance under the stars. After visiting the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa I realized this was the place I pictured in my dreams. After our first site visit, our search for a wedding venue was over. We never anticipated that we would only visit one wedding site and call it a day, but that is what happened. What really captured our hearts was the beauty and tranquility of the grounds. It truly was the perfect place for our dream wedding. The wedding was on a beautiful, sunny day in October 2012. After exchanging vows under the magical canopy of a 100-year-old Oak Tree, our guests were whisked off to the herb garden where they sipped on the Inn’s signature drink, the Pink Moment, and nibbled on an assortment of appetizers. After a short hour had passed, our guests were escorted through the garden down to lawn where we met them for an unforgettable night of dinner, dancing, and cake accompanied by a sundae bar. I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Everything had fallen into place perfectly. My dream had become a reality. The stars were out and our hearts were full…. what a night it was. Miller and I had known each other for quite some time before we had actually started dating. We both attended Newport Harbor High School and ran in the same group, but we never thought we would end up together. After high school, Miller left for college at the University of Colorado Boulder, and I went off to San Francisco State. Six years later, we unexpectedly reconnected at a mutual friend’s wedding in Mexico. After meeting at the beach bar on the first day, we were inseparable. That was it for us! Five years later we tied the knot and had our dreamy wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. I got to dance under the stars and marry the man of my dreams, what a lucky girl I am. Today we still live in Newport Beach. Miller is Vice President at Farmers and Merchants Bank and I am a stay at home mom with our beautiful 3-month-old daughter, Hannah. Life is good for the Akins Family!

Photography: Michael & Anna Costa Photography ~ Michael Costa | Event Planning: Jill La Fleur Wedding Planner | Floral Design: Kate Flowerwild | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Invitations: Dauphine Press | Ceremony Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: AA Jewelry Box | Bridesmaids Dresses: Swoon | Lighting: Lewis Barker Decor Services | Groom's Shoes: Kenneth Cole | Officiant: Pastor Low Norris | Assistant Coordinator: Jenn Curti | Bride's Hair: Kristine Norris | Bride's Reception Dress: Erin Fetherston | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Dara Ettinger | Decor: Casa De Perrin | Dog's Bowtie: Silly Buddy | Groomsmen Attire: Tommy Hilfiger | Hair & Make-Up: Mar Team Hair & Make-Up | Linens: La Tavola | Music: Anthony Ybarra | Music: Bobby Joyner Band | Reception Dress Belt: The White Dress | Rentals: Nicole Classic Party Rentals

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