Posts tagged Styled Shoot
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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Fortuneteller Romance Wedding Inspiration
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This wedding look was inspired by the powerful image of the mysterious fortuneteller woman. It gives nods to a vintage, forties vibe while also incorporating otherworldly details like tarot cards, crystals, and even a crystal ball. The dark, moody, embellished vibe reflects the strength and mystique of the woman behind the inspiration.

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This gorgeous vintage-inspired ring (named "The Dynasty") was designed and crafted by the husband and wife team behind Make Her Say Duh! engagement rings.

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Instead of typical "bride" and "groom" chair back signs, their chairs were adorned with sun and moon symbols hung from gold chains.

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Tarot cards took the place of table numbers, the sweethearts table denoted by "The Lovers" card.

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The bouquet was made of almost entirely dried flowers, including dried proteas and multiple varieties of purple, blue, and green eucalyptus

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The bride's gown is a Rebecca Schoneveld piece: the sheer embroidered “Emerson” gown over a simple “Lumi” slip. Her veil is a hand-beaded rhinestone cap veil with fingertip length tulle back by Camilla Christine.

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The bridesmaids wore boho-style long-sleeve paisley maxi dresses from Forever 21.

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CREDITS

Photography: Jade Elora Photography

Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals

Bridal Gown: “Emerson Gown” by Rebecca Schoneveld Design Studio

Bride Makeup: Danielle Baum

Bridesmaid Makeup: Unforgettable Makeup

Hair: Roxy Garvan

Veil: “Daisy” Veil by Camilla Christine

Engagement Ring | “The Dynasty” by Make Her Say DUH! Engagement Rings

Models: Lacey Marie Miranda (Bride), Baruch Sanchez (Groom), Amanda RedCloud, Angelita Montrose

Link & Zelda Forest Romance Wedding Inspiration
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As a total geek at heart, I've been dying to do a nerd-culture-inspired wedding. So when I met Debbie and Vivian, the planners behind Fandom Affairs, I knew I had to reach out for a collaboration. Turns out it was a match made in Hyrule. (Okay, sorry, that was a terrible pun!)

We asked, "What would it look like if Link and Zelda got married?" and put together a totally unique take on this "royal" wedding. The team included subtle nods to The Legend of Zelda video game series throughout the design, with special focus on Ocarina of Time. Even if you don't understand what I'm talking about, you'll still fall in love with this green and gold woodland romance...

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A subtle Hyrule symbol is emblazoned on each menu, which sits atop gorgeous mixed-patterned china and real log chargers.

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The table was covered in a runner of overgrown moss and circled with a eucalyptus and berry garland. The three candles on the table—in red, green, and blue—are a delicate nod to the colors of the "Triforce" representing power, wisdom, and courage. (As far as video-game wedding symbolism goes, you have to admit that's kind of beautiful!)

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If triangle-shaped escort cards forming the shape of a Triforce don't make you think "Now this is a Legend of Zelda wedding!", don't worry; the display also includes the classic line "It's dangerous to go alone, take this!" 

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One of my favorite details of this invitation suite is the clever RSVP card lines, with which you can reply that you "can't wait to explore Hyrule" or send your regrets as you are "stuck on Death Mountain."

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I can't get enough of this cake! It's not just on a stump cake stand, that bottom tier is actually made entirely of cake! Every last detail from the hyperrealistic bark to the moss to each flower petal is 100% edible art!

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Of course, Link couldn't go anywhere without Navi by his side, so where better to travel along than on his boutonniere?

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Each chair back sign features the notes of an ocarina song; Zelda's includes the notes of "Zelda's Lullaby" while Link's has the "Song of Time".

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Zelda needed a powerful, regal look that fit her, so she swapped her crown for a gorgeous golden vine headpiece and wore a golden body-jewelry piece where she might otherwise wear armor. Coupled with her mermaid gown, it was a wedding ensemble fit for a princess. (I know, the puns! I just can't stop!)

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Having Link wear green is a must, so this green suit was perfect!

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Check out this gorgeous twist on Zelda's braided hairstyle.

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This cape helped bring a little drama to Zelda's look.

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Ending the day with an ocarina serenade...

 

Credits

VenueInn of the Seventh Ray • Planning and Design: Fandom Affairs • Photography: Jade Elora Photography • Videography: Paul Kwak Productions • Stationery/Calligraphy: Calligraphy Nerd • Cake: Baked Goods Unlimited • Florals: Nu-Leaf Design • Rentals: Dish Wish • Linens: Luxe Linen • Bridal Gown: Lili Bridals • Bridal Accessories: Adina’s Bridal • Groom's Attire: ASOS • Make-up Artist: Beauty By Sofia • Hair Stylist: Hair by Summer BarrattGroom: Aldon Baker • Bride: Ekaterina Gorbacheva

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Cherry Blossom Wedding Inspiration

Several of my favorite wedding vendors and I got together for a just-for-fun wedding shoot inspired by cherry blossoms and spring.

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A twist on the traditional guestbook: have guests hang their notes and hopes for the happy couple in a "wish tree".

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How cute are these pink mochi squares!

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DIY LA Bride hosts crafting workshops, helps brides with do-it-yourself projects, and also offers some really cute, affordable rentals. This pink parasol came from DIY LA Bride's collection.

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This adorable purse is part of Sincerely Sweet Boutique's Hanami Collection. Plus, it's cruelty free (made from vegan leather)!

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Credits

Planning & Styling: In the Clouds Events
Centerpiece & Bouquet: The Flower Shop
Photography: Jade Elora Photography
Venue & Vintage Props: DIY LA Bride
Makeup: Kelly Goldsack Makeup
Cherry Blossom Purse: Sincerely Sweet Boutique    
Corset & Skirts: Mirus Design Studio
Models: Kelly Goldsack & Linda Fessler
Cherry Blossom Tree & Desserts: Sincerely Sweet Boutique
Ring: PenelliBelle