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Colorful + Whimsical Garden Wedding

We couldn’t think of a more lovely way to start the week than with a Taylor and Hagan’s fairytale wedding at Nestldown, a fairytale location set in the Santa Cruz mountains among the redwoods. The couple worked with Gavita Flora to create a setting bursting with color and whimsy, and befitting the location in its full bloom. Long farmhouse tables from Classic Party Rentals were set with crisp white china and a mixture of soft greenery, fresh fruit, and vibrant full blooms. Set against all of the colorful florals, the maids’ J.Crew gowns in the palest of ivory were angelic, but of course nothing could upstage Taylor in her stunning Hayley Paige gown from Haute Bride. This wedding has our whole heart. We are completely smitten by each gorgeous image from Anna Marks Photography!

NestldownHayley Paige Ballgown

Ivory Bridesmaids Dresses

Wedding Welcome SignBridesmaids in White

Wedding Ceremony Under Redwood Trees

Nestldown Wedding Anna MarksWedding Arbor with Lavender

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Nestldown Wedding Anna MarksEscort Cards in Tray

Lavender Centerpiece and Groom Place CardEucalyptus Leaf and Flower Garland

Laser Cut Table NumbersColorful Wedding Flowers

Long Tables for Outdoor WeddingPink Flower Chair Decor

Purple and Pink Wedding FlowersWedding Cake with Pink Flowers

Photography – Anna Marks Photography | Venue – Nestldown | Floral – Gavita Flora | Stationery – Parris Chic Boutique | Calligraphy – Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Catering – Toast Catering | Bakery – Icing on the Cake | Rentals and Linens – Classic Party Rentals | DJ – Los Gatos DJ Company | Transportation – Corinthian Parking | Hair and Makeup – Moni Sebestian | Bridesmaids Dresses – J.Crew | Gown – Hayley Paige from Haute Bride | Bride’s Shoes – Valentino | Suits – Custom | Groomsmen Ties – J.Crew | Wood Signage – Meghann Miniello

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Welcome To The Weekend

Hello friends! We are sending our best for a beautiful weekend ahead and hope you are inspired by our favorite finds from the week. Happy Friday!

Elegant Wedding Inspiration In An Olive GroveLady Evelyn Gown

{Images by Kerry Bartlett via 100 Layer Cake}

A few of our favorites from the week:

Looking for more inspiration? You can find us sharing wedding prettiness on our Instagram and Pinterest pages. xo!

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10 Favorite New Orleans Weddings

New Orleans WeddingsAugust 29th marks the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina passing through New Orleans. Though this devastating storm left much destruction in its wake, it couldn’t dim the spirits of this majestic city, one of the most charming, vibrant, and resilient cities in our country. We’re paying tribute to the Big Easy today with 10 of our favorite New Orleans weddings. Sit back, grab a Sazerac, and enjoy.

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    Destination Wedding In Tuscany

    Be still our hearts. Every single moment of Emily and Marcus’ Tuscany wedding is utterly awe-inspiring. The couple, together for five years, is from Norway, but chose to marry in Italy after Emily fell in love the with the country during her travels and her three-year medical study in Padova. Over 100 guests traveled to Monteriggioni, a charming small walled town counting just 9000 people near Siena, to celebrate. Their wedding planner, Francesca of SposiamoVi, introduced them to the stunning Borgo Stomennano and it was love at first sight.Their wedding weekend started off with an Italian-style pizza night by the swimming pool, following by a Saturday wedding, and concluding with a relaxing farewell brunch on Sunday. The intimate Santa Cristina church in Monteriggioni held the ceremony, officiated by Marcus’ uncle. The guests were then driven to Borgo Stomennano where they were treated to a romantic Italian garden reception with wrought iron chairs, beautiful florals by La Rosa Canina, and a canopy of lights above. Prepare to transport yourself to Italy via the gorgeous images from Lelia Scarfiotti!

    Tuscany Wedding Lelia ScarfiottiWhite Peony Bouquet

    Tuscany Wedding Lelia Scarfiotti

    Elegant Cap Wedding VeilBride in Italy

    Bridesmaids in Blush and Gold

    Italy BrideBridesmaids in Chapel

    Santa Cristina Monteriggioni

    Monteriggioni Church Wedding

    Wedding Getaway CarBridesmaids in Rose and Gold

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    Tuscany Wedding Lelia ScarfiottiBride with Cap Veil

    Centerpiece for Garden Wedding

    Tuscany Wedding at VillaGarden Wedding Centerpiece

    Tuscany Wedding

    Photography – Lelia Scarfiotti | Ceremony Venue – Santa Cristina | Reception Venue – Borgo Stomennano | Wedding Planning and Design – SposiamoVi | Floral – La Rosa Canina | Catering – Galateo Ricevimenti | Lighting – JDEvents | Makeup – Lara Navarrini | Music – Ariel Jazz | Brides Shoes – Jimmy Choo

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    Elegant Masquerade Wedding Inspiration

    This glamorous shoot, designed by Vision of Elegance Events, was inspired by the masquerade balls of 15th-century Venice. Lake Forest Illinois’ The Armour House, an Italian mansion with a grand staircase, light-filled paneled ballrooms, and expansive lawn, provided the perfect setting. This modern twist on a masquerade features a glamorous tabletop in shades of rose gold, blush, and gold with florals created by Vision of Elegance Events. Luxurious details such as a Swarovski crystal mask from Rodwall Couture, textured linens from Nuage Designs, 3-tier champagne tower, and tableware from The Festive Frog added to this elegant affair. We love the on-point stationery designed by Pink Elephant Events, including a unique scroll menu, and an ornate stenciled cake from Elysia Root Cakes is the perfect finishing touch. Every image is beautifully captured by Elizabeth Nord Photography!

    Bridal Portrait on Stairs

    Champagne Glass TowerArmour House Lake Forest IL

    Elegant Mansion Wedding Ideas

    Black and Gold Wedding StationeryCenterpiece of Peach and Ivory Flowers

    Feather in Place CardGold Rim Champagne Glasses

    Masquerade Ball Wedding Ideas

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    Masquerade Ball Wedding Ideas

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    Pink and Rose Gold Wedding CenterpieceMasquerade Ball Wedding Ideas

    Rose Gold and Gold Wedding Table

    Rose Gold and Pink Wedding TableWedding Cake with Venetian Mask Details

    Scroll Wedding MenuMasquerade Ball Wedding Ideas

    Venetian Inspired Wedding CakeVintage Bar Cart

    Photography – Elizabeth Nord Photography | Event Planning, Design, Styling, and Floral – Vision of Elegance Events | Venue – The Armour House | Stationery – Pink Elephant Events | Videography – FortyOne Films | Bakery – Elysia Root Cakes | Hair Stylist – Debbie Petrielli | Makeup Artist – Joanna B Artistry | Gown – Doris Bridal | Suit – Esq Clothing | Jewelry – The Left Bank | Linens – Nuage Designs | Tableware – The Festive Frog | Mask – Rodwall Couture | Models – Lauren Dod and Chris Maher

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