Vera Wang will be showcasing their brand new Spring 2014 Bridal Collection at their Melrose store May 2nd through 4th. Brides receive a 10% discount and a free gift with purchase!
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From the Vera Wang Classics Collection…
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With the Baz Luhrmann remake of The Great Gatsby coming out in May, there seems to be a real surge of Gatsby style weddings. Bridal gowns with a body skimming, heavily beaded look have seen a recent renewal, especially for brides less inclined toward strapless.
The era of the Roaring 20’s was care free; a time of real prosperity after World War I. I think the recent trend started with BHLDN, the bridal site from Anthropologie. They launched their bridal website a couple of years ago featuring “fascinators,” the darling little flapper-like head pieces and stunning jazz-era influenced gowns and it’s gained legs ever since. These are two of their stunning gowns in their current collection:
Here are a few other Gatsby inspired wedding elements found across the web:
If these elements suit your personal esthetic, you may want to pay a visit to our Pinterest page for even more inspirational photos: pinterest.com/langhuntwed
This is my second post about save the dates, but I can’t help it – I LOVE them! I love the creativity, the personalization, the whimsy, the flair, the uniqueness. Oh, I can go on and on and on…but I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
But first, a little etiquette.
Save the Date Rules and Etiquette:
1) Send them out 6 months before the ceremony.
2) If you want to save money, only send them to out-of-town guests and people you know will need to plan far in advance.
3) They are a must for destination weddings, or if your wedding happens to fall on a 3-day holiday weekend.
4) Be upfront about who’s invited. Does the guest receive a +1? Are you banning children from your wedding? It’s important to note this in the content of the card.
5) Remember to add “Invitation to Follow.”
6) Don’t forget to include your wedding website URL.
And now, some of my favorite save the dates:
Confetti Explosion: A fun idea that you could customize with your own paper pattern. Get the instructions here.
Match Books: Get the printable here.
The Library Card: So sweet it hurts. Get blank library cards from Etsy, $3 for 25.
The Printed Balloon: Include a printed balloon with your save the date card.
Scratch-Off Paint Cards: Get the directions here. You could also use the scratch-off to expose the wedding location, if you’re doing a destination wedding.
What is your favorite save the date?
Town & Country Rentals kept all the stars feeling comfy-cozy at The Golden Globes this year. I’m loving the style of their new Kindle Heaters!
Did you know Town & Country has a fabulous showroom right here in Pasadena on South Arroyo Parkway? They carry all the trendy rental equipment and yummy elegant linens!
Pantone recently announced the 2013 color of the year and I couldn’t be any more excited about it!
Emerald: Lively.Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.
“The most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”
It’s time to start your own Pinterest board for your 2013 Emerald Green wedding! Here are a few of my favorite pins:
Specialty coffee stations and espresso bars are more popular than ever. How fun to personalize your guest’s experience with their favorite Espresso Macchiato or Spiced Pumpkin blend at your wedding!
In the Fall/Winter 2012 edition of California Wedding Day, I was intrigued to learn about some of these exciting and fun dessert alternatives to enhance your reception.
Dolly’s Cotton Candy
Krista Thompson brings her cute pink cart right to you! They have 15 classic flavors to choose from, including pink vanilla and sizzlin’ lemon. These 100% organic fruit flavors are made with cane sugar and have no additives or dyes.
Meringue Bake Shop Pushcakes
These easy to eat pushcakes combine the nostalgia of the old-fashioned “push-up” ice cream treats with a high end cupcake in a to-go container. Layers of cake are combined with three layers of buttercream frosting in exciting flavors such as Oreo, Banaberry and Salted Caramel. The best part – labels can be customized!
Cupcakes Couture makes the cutest macaron pops and cupcakes in a jar, which come with customized ribbons, stickers and utensils! Another favorite is Love Spell, a dark chocolate cake layered with homemade raspberry jam and white chocolate frosting.
Itty Bitty Sweets
Itty Bitty Sweets makes hand-dipped pretzels, which make the perfect wedding favors!
Li’l Puffs artisan marshmallows are another great favor idea and are perfect for chocolate fountains. They come in many different flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple and more!
Sweet Lucie’s provides premium organic ice cream and organic toppings in a classic 1959 ice cream truck or a vintage Italian ice cream cart. They use organic, all natural ingredients and their ice cream and sauces are handmade specifically for your special event!
Ice Ice Shavie
This is not a sno cone – Ice Ice Shavie serves the finest, fluffiest, ice with unique artisinal syrups made from all fresh ingredients. Two of my favorites? The Blackberry Bramble and the Eastside!
I’ve seen many different types of themed weddings over the years, but these themed weddings are so unique and completely representative of the couples that I had to share! I truly and honestly believe a wedding should be 100% about the couple (their interests, hobbies, even pets!) and these weddings fully express their life together!
Photos from www.incrediblethings.com
While a long standing tradition in the South, the groom’s cake is slowly making its way into the ballrooms of LA weddings! The groom’s cake is a great way to create a cake that is totally different in style and flavor than the bride cake and showcases the interests and hobbies of the groom.
Here’s a little bit about Groom’s Cakes from YumSugar:
A reliable history of the groom’s cake is difficult to trace. Among the many legends, some believe it was served by the groom to the bridesmaids; others say a bride wanted a chocolate cake for her wedding without forgoing the white color scheme. Despite the dessert’s nonessential role in the wedding, it’s long been traditional in the South, and has made somewhat of a comeback in recent years.
Because the cake is a gift from the bride to the groom, it often reflects the groom’s interests and comes in a variety of flavors (although chocolate has been historically popular) and themes (such as sports teams). A groom’s cake with a sentimental message is a heartfelt, timely, and surprising wedding present to your significant other. If the idea of another cake at the wedding sounds redundant, consider serving it at the rehearsal dinner, an apropos occasion since the groom’s family typically hosts the occasion.
Here are a few of my favorite groom’s cakes:
I love wedding photography. The best photographers have a way of capturing every moment exactly the way it happens, making you feel like you were there for the whole evening. The intimacy between the couple and their photographer is not to be taken lightly, especially when you consider that the photographer is there to capture your last moments of singlehood and your first moments of marriage.
The Langham has an endless supply of romantic and intimate locations for these photos. I love the little nooks and crannies found by the Lobby Lounge, at the base of the Japanese Garden or on a guest room balcony overlooking the San Gabriel Valley.
I found this article on Bridal Guide that lists the fifty must-have photos with your groom. Here are some of my favorites from the article!
I think my favorite photo is the one taken under the moonlight. What is the number one must have photo on your list?
With the colors, the food and the sweaters, Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, also making it my favorite wedding season! I wanted to share a few of my favorite fall wedding photos, to give you some inspiration for your wedding planning!
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