Elegant Mother of the Bride and Groom Dress

For the second most important lady on the day… your mum. Living Silk offers classic and elegant outfits for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom.  The pure silk collection is handwoven and dyed silk, and for the last 15 years, Living Silk has been worn by ladies at weddings and special events all over the world. The color palette ranges from soft pinks to vibrant cobalt blues and everything in between. 

Living Silk offers complimentary worldwide shipping on all orders. Visit www.livingsilk.com to experience the elegance of Living Silk

Raw Elegance Styled Shoot with Minted

We're coming in from our little winter break to share this gorgeous minimalistic styled shoot featuring some gorgeous invitations from Minted. Here is a little bit more about the shoot: "Set in an industrial warehouse space this styled shoot encapsulates the current greenery and refined luxury trends with a seventies twist and provides inspiration to stylish, trend-conscious brides. The first look incorporates natural, organic foliage and blousy white blooms with elegant stationery suite including botanical motifs, such as ‘Vines of Green’ and ‘Leafy Ampersand’. Dresses are floaty chiffon and lace, with soft romantic updo’s paired with oversized textural bouquets. The tablescape features white linen and tableware with black accents and clear ghost chairs. A backdrop of white chiffon and foliage garland complete the look. As a contrast, the second look features seventies influences with macramé details. Bridal styling includes loose waves, with floral crowns and bohemian dresses, and balanced by bridesmaids in loose-fitting black gowns.  Depth is added to the table with black tableware, candles and silk ribbons, a detail repeated in the soft and loose bouquets."

Modern Boho Wedding Inspiration Shoot

"This is the ultimate California Modern Boho inspiration. Set in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown LA, there is a perfect juxtaposition of modern loft vibes paired with overgrown bougainvillea and greenery to bring in that boho vibe. We brought in a dream team of vendors to inspire brides who love the earthy organic look, but aren't necessarily into flower crowns and dream catchers. This is for the modern bride who wants a touch of whimsy to her wedding day. We thought soft shades of blue and white would pair so well with our pantone color of the year - Greenery - which is naturally all around the outdoor courtyard of Seventh Place. With mixing brushed gold and clear glass, the modern boho look is achieved. Can we talk about her HANDMADE crochet dress made by local designer?! What a dream! Everything from the rentals, paper products, and bridal details can all be achieved by any bride right here in LA!" -Tasteful Tatters

Torrey Pines Beach Bridal Inspiration by Matoli Keely Photography

"We wanted to create an editorial that showcased soft romantic muted tones, with a simplistic backdrop that would allow these elements to truly shine. Torrey Pines cliffs and beach provided a gorgeous aesthetic and allowed the vision to truly come to life. The grey-blue dress, soft romantic up do, and breathtaking florals brought every aspect of this inspiration together with the help of incredibly talented and local Southern California vendors." -Matoli Keely Phototraphy

Romantic Coastal Elegance featuring Oleg Cassini for David's Bridal

We are head over heels over this romantic coastal elegance styled shoot featuring designs by Oleg Cassini bridesmaids dresses for David's Bridal. This new and exclusive launched in 100 stores and also online at the beginning of October. With a price range of $169.95-$189.95 and available in sizes 0-30, this collection is perfect for brides who are planning a timeless and elegant wedding!

More on this shoot: 
Our inspiration evolved from the designer himself. Oleg Cassini is a celebrity designer who is known for dressing icons like Jackie O and Grace Kelly. As the queen of timeless elegance, we were inspired by Grace Kelly, and envisioned the romance of “Grace Kelly in the Hamptons” captured beautifully on film. 
The venue, Seven Springs, is a picturesque historical estate just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Built in 1732, the manor has a rich history, included a stay by George Washington himself. Seven Springs is also home to a flock of heritage breed Hog Island sheep, who make an appearance at events for animal lovers. The gowns were the stars of the show, with dreamy pale pink lace, retro silhouettes, and impeccable beading as some of the highlights. With breath-taking cathedral veils and the perfect red lip, the brides showcased a timeless elegance that would have made Grace proud! 

At the reception, we designed a romantic table for two, complete with sweetheart settee for the newlyweds. For the tablescape, we took our inspiration straight from Grace Kelly in a scene in High Society, where she is with a model boat of the boat, True Love. As the perfect nautical touch and nod to the film, the highlight of the decor is the model boat, floating on a bed of greenery, with “Darling, let’s be adventurers” in calligraphy adorning the sail. Heirloom glassware and silverware add to the chic timelessness, while hand-lettered mussel place cards give an added touch of whimsy. Ending off the celebration was a retro caravan bar that featured scrumptious champagne accoutrement selections like lush blackberries, fragrant rosemary and a dash of pear juice.  The caravan served as the perfect bridge to yesteryear while showcasing modern amenities and stylings.  The day was complete with a champagne toast and a cuddle with Cupid, one of Seven Springs’ sheep! 

Citrus Inspired Styled Shoot in an Orange Grove

“Looking on the brighter side” were just the words that brought the inspiration for our Citrus Shoot. We incorporated vibrant elements, and strived to create that elegant and glam attitude! The smell of the succulent orange groves brought the shoot to life and inspired us to really toss in the playful and enchanting décor items, as well as in the floral design and tableware. The talented, Gabe + Brit Photographers captured every juicy (pun intended) detail and kept our vision on the brighter side.  - Pure Lavish Events

Miss California's Temecula Wedding at Temecula Creek Inn

"Bree Morse is Miss California 2015 so this wedding was nothing short of spectacular. Bree is a well-spoken bubbly ray of sunshine who has the biggest heart! Working with both her and Mike was an amazing experience. We collaborated closely on the details and overall aesthetic of the event - a natural but chic design in rose gold and white. The guest list was equally fun with some of her Miss America sisters as well as a familiar face from The Bachelor - Sarah Vendal who was a bridesmaid. My favorite design element was the suspended cake and I am so glad I worked with a bride who loved all of my crazy ideas and I had amazing vendor team who pulled everything together beautifully." -Michelle Garibay Events

A Fun DIY Greenhouse Wedding in Santa Barbara

"We wanted our wedding to feel like an epic house party. As designers, we were excited about the challenge to work with a tight budget and a headcount of 200. The whole thing was super DIY if not a little bit scrappy. We had friends & family mixing drinks and putting together cheese boards and final touches while I finished seating chart signage hours before the aisle."

Romantic Darlington House Wedding

"From Jenna and Kaj's first encounter at a Frat formal, to a proposal in Spain at the Parque del Retiro in Madrid; this couple topped it all off with a stunning wedding at the historical Darlington House. The Darlington House is a great representation of these two and their adventurous spirits, with the inspiration for their weddings' theme coming from their travels in Spain. With accent colors of Pinks, Corals, Sage Green and Gold , that all perfectly reflected the colors of the Venue. With beautiful DIY items, like hand made pottery made by Kaj's mom and planted with succulents for guests gifts and heirloom items, like Jenna wearing her grandmother's bracelet, this wedding was one of kind and chalk full of moments to last a life time!"

Tropical Bohemian Handmade Wedding at The Casino San Clemente

"Ellis and Elliot's wedding day was absolutely breathtaking. From the perfectly curated, radiant florals to the quirky, metallic pineapples there wasn't a detail that went unnoticed. Not to mention that the entire day was designed and brought to life by Ellis, Elliot, and Ellis' parents themselves. Talk about DIY pros! The escort card display was handcrafted by the groom and father of the bride to hold their candle favors for their guests. It's safe to say it wasn't a small project to tackle but they made it happen and quite beautifully, if I do say so myself.

The mother daughter duo definitely thought of everything. The heart they put into their day was seen in every detail and emanated from the moments caught in between. Ellis and Elliot were warm and welcoming, cool as cucumbers, and truly cared that everyone around them felt happy and comfortable. Come their wedding day, it was obvious that the detail they put into their wedding wasn't for selfish reasons (though, no doubt, they wanted a gorgeous day). Rather, it was their chance to take care of and celebrate the very people that supported them and brought them to where they are now."

Organic Al Fresco Wedding Inspiration at Chateau Adare

"The Chateau Adare venue is found perfectly nestled in a grove of California Oak trees on the dreamy Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta, California. Inspired by the colors currently found in the rolling hills surrounding this Southern California venue, our shoot featured a palette of golden organic pear hues, rustic champagne, pale mauves, and various neutral greens.  Our arrangements by Emily Pine of The Fern and Flower included a variety of roses, olive tree branches, and eucalyptus. Emily also designed and crafted stunning, natural garlands for the oak trees and swing. Keeping true to organic textures, we used a champagne colored gauze table runner layered atop gorgeous farmhouse tables by Rustic Urban Events. We absolutely adored the gold silverware provided by Birdie in the Barn Rental Company, which added the perfect touch to our tablescape. 

This real couple was the embodiment of natural, yet simple elegance. The hair and makeup design by Boss Beauty Team focused on loose curls with simple, modern braids and neutral toned makeup. We felt natural, organic elegance come together beautifully with the gown provided by the San Diego Dress Theory. Our invitation suite by Rowley Press centered on beautiful rose gold colored letterpress design. 

We wrapped up the shoot in a lovely open field to cohesively tie together our color palette.  We hope the details and colors of this wedding inspiration shoot speak to your heart just as much as they did to ours!"