Posts tagged Same-Sex Wedding
Glinda the Good Witch Same-Sex Wedding Inspiration
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Have you ever watched The Wizard of Oz and thought, you know, the Emerald City is great and all, but couldn’t it be pink instead? If so, welcome to the wedding of your dreams! Taking inspiration from everyone’s favorite bubble-traveling Oz resident, Glinda the Good Witch, this magical wedding is everything you need right now. And bonus, you don’t even have to take a tornado to get there!

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This beautiful invitation suite was designed by Alexis Designs Things, as were all the paper goods. I just love all the little crown details. And of course, an Oz wedding wouldn’t be complete without the iconic yellow brick road!

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One bride donned a traditional Glinda look with a gorgeous gown from Glimmerwood. The look was topped off with an ornate crown and starburst earrings (which were a subtle nod to the shape of Glinda’s magic wand).

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The other bride wore a white jumpsuit and blazer set with a gold sequin top and these bejeweled Vince Camuto shoes.

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Warning: If you thought these photos were giving you cuteness overload already, turn back now. Because we left out one little (fluffy) detail that we have to get to. Introducing: Penny Lane the Pomeranian, rocking her own custom pink ensemble and pearl collar for the occasion. Toto’s got nothing on this cutie!

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We’ve also got to talk about this incredible, overflowing rose pink bouquet! Florally Ever After created all the gorgeous florals you see.

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And what’s the next best thing to flying around in a bubble? Well, lots and lots of balloons from the incredible Balloonzilla, of course! How beautiful is this ceremony backdrop inside the historic Maxwell House?! And yes, the walls are pink!

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Doesn’t this pink veil with gold lace from Julie Harris Designs work so beautifully with this dress? They were meant to be!

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Okay guys, I cannot stop gushing about how beautifully this came together! Rock n’ Willow Events’ styling and planning on this was killer! The Maxwell House has tables and chairs already available for events, and with a few extra tabletop details from La Piñata Party Rentals, it was a sparkly paradise. The theme extended into pink cocktails from LA Speakeasy and custom candle favors from Gourmet Wedding Gifts (in scents like ‘Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops’ and ‘Poppy Field Dreams’).

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How delightful are these cocktails garnished with real flowers, rock candy, and cotton candy! (PS. Gourmet Wedding Gifts customized these ‘hers and hers’ champagne flutes.)

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This gorgeous work of art cake was created by the incredible Sweet Novelette. I’m constantly blown away by the edible sculptures she creates!

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What better way to welcome guests than with personalized mini champagne bottles and the world’s yummiest stroopwafel cookies with custom quotes. (Again, from Gourmet Wedding Gifts!)

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This photo (below) may be one of my favorites of any I’ve ever taken. The colors, the love, and the absolutely scandalized look on Penny Lane’s face really just make it perfect!

Another bonus about The Maxwell House, besides it being stunning: When not hosting events, it’s home to The Western Justice Center, an nonprofit that supports marginalized groups and provides anti-bullying education.

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If you haven’t gotten enough sparkly goodness (and I know I haven’t!), check out this GORGEOUS video of the day from Milestones of Love!

CREDITS

Photography: Jade Elora Photography
Videography: Milestones of Love
Styling / Planning: Rock n’ Willow Events
Venue: The Maxwell House
Balloons: Balloonzilla
Tabletop Rentals: La Piñata Party Rentals
Cake: Sweet Novelette
Florist:  Florally Ever After
Stationery: Alexis Designs Things
Dress: Glimmerwood
Veil & Accessories:  Julie Harris Designs
Customized Favors: Gourmet Wedding Gifts
Cocktails: LA Speakeasy
Hair: Beauty By Carla
Makeup: Yanet Perla
Couple: Yanet Perla & Iliana Ortiz

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Rock 'n' Roll Glam Same-Sex Wedding Inspiration
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You don't have to choose between punk rock edge and a bit of sparkle. This gorgeous wedding look was inspired by rockers who push limits with their style, like classic rock idols David Bowie and Billy Idol or modern rock n rollers like Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie. These two grooms channel their inner rockstars with fashion-forward outfits and unique hairstyles. A black, red, and silver palette keeps the look edgy yet chic. I love how the concept of hard and soft plays out in a mix of textures like leather and plush velvet, studs and sequins. Lyrics on the invitations and signage keep the focus on the musical inspiration. 

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The invitation suite, created by Marianne Hudz, featured a real 45 record as the invitation.

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The grooms' bold boutonnieres were created by the incredible Marisa of Vavé Studios.

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Vertigo event venue in Glendale, California provided the ideal backdrop with brick exterior and a chic and sleek event space.

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Caylee Gutting created this groom's amazing next-level mohawk with braided sides.

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This gorgeous three-tiered cake brings a rocker edge with black tiers, while ornate silver trim and a center tier covered in red rosettes add the glam.

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Alex swapped his red blazer for a more casual reception look: a sequined black moto jacket. 

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CREDITS

Photography: Jade Elora Photography
Styling / Planning: Diana Sabb Events and Design
Venue: Vertigo
Tabletop Rentals: Premiere Party Rents
Cake / Cupcakes: LA-Cake
Florist: Vavé Studios
Stationery: Marianne Hudz
Hair / Makeup: Caylee Gutting
Model 1: Aleks Wolf
Model 2: Brandon Burciaga

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Love Wins Out: Grace and Joann's Elopement
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I was so excited when a fellow photographer, Jessica Schilling, posted a call for vendors to come together for a special wedding event in Los Angeles. In the previous weeks, the election results and political climate made people fearful for the future. The idea was to turn around this negative energy following the election and turn it into something positive for our community in the way we do best -- by throwing an amazing celebration of love. We wanted to support local LBGTQ couples and give them the opportunity to get married before the inauguration without losing out on the important wedding day experience.

On January 11th, myself and about 40 other wedding professionals in Los Angeles came together for an entire day of free back-to-back elopements for 5 LGBTQ couples at The York Manor in Highland Park. I am so honored to have been a part of such a special day for so many couples and especially the couple I had the pleasure of working with that day: Grace and Joann.

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Grace and Joann had their makeup done in separate, adjoining rooms before the ceremony.

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Grace and Joann's parents walked them down the aisle and witnessed their beautiful ceremony, performed by Jason Lloyd.

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Yummm! Isn't this cake just beautiful?! Mwokaji Cakery created 5 beautiful cakes, each in the style requested by each couple.

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CREDITS

Photos: Jade Elora Photography

Organizers: Jessica Schilling Photography, Renée Dalo of Moxie Bright Events, Jessica Carrillo of Art & Soul Events
Venue: The York Manor in Highland Park
Vendor Sponsor: Honeybook
Designer: Winston & Main
Ceremony decor & guest lounge: Thrifted Sister Vintage
Portrait lounge, bar, & cake table: Circa Vintage Rentals
Planners & Coordinators: In the Clouds EventsFalon B WeddingsFandom AffairsKatie’s Kreations EventsLoveSpell Collective
Officiants: Dearly Beloved CelebrationsSilver Charm EventsBy Jason Lloyd, Susann Edmonds, Deva Berg
Music and emcee: DJ Keelez
Videographer: Wandering Study
Other Photographers: Daybreak & Dusk, Jessica SchillingCasey BrodleyAmy HaberlandAmanda VanvelsStanley WuJ Wiley PhotographyMichelle TerrisEvangeline LaneLoie PhotographyJulie Shuford
Photo booth: Julia Klima of Queen Skittles Photography
Hair & Makeup: Karen Bates-AshleyPicture Perfect BridesBeauty by AutumnMimi the HairstylistHair by TiphanieTawnny Rey Hair
Florists: Winston & MainBarnes BotanicalsBurlap & RoseHoliday CelebrateKate GilbertRavayna Coe
Calligraphy & signage: Calligraphy NerdThe Duo Studio
Cakes: Mwokaji Cakery
Desserts & Favors:  Sweet Art Bake Shop, Nicole Bakes CakesTeebsie popsicles, Sugar Bouffant Cotton Candy
Catering: Amy’s Culinary Adventures
Beverages: OneHope Wine donated via Jes Landau and Lindley Carlin
Special Thanks: Events by Holly GrayMindy Joy SocialBlack Tie KidsAuntie Em’s Kitchen