Relaxed + Sweet Los Angeles Engagement Photos

Sunny and JC are self-professed “total homebodies” who love snacking, napping, and hanging out on the couch. So what better place to capture their engagement photos than their Los Angeles home? Sunny, a singer, and JC, a pre-med student, were introduced by a mutual friend and have made a family with their adorable pug, Pluie. After a stroll around a nearby nature preserve, they returned to their house for cuddles and popsicles. We couldn’t imagine a better day, and love these images from Christine Choi Photography to pieces!

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Photography – Christine Choi Photography

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Chic San Francisco Cafe Wedding

We are head over heels for Lauren and Taylor’s chic blue-and-white San Francisco wedding! Lauren, a wedding planner herself, immediately began pulling together ideas after Taylor’s proposal, so that—with the help of Ryder Sloan Events—they could have an outdoor affair to remember. She started with the location, Stable Cafe. The urban garden space was a great backdrop for a collection of blue-and-white ginger jars filled with florals from Mandolin Flowers. Plumosa fern garlands and cafe lights added an air of sophistication, while classic arrangements of hydrangeas, anemones, and roses accented tables covered with Swiss dot linens from La Tavola. Lauren wore her cousin’s couture Carolina Herrera Bridal gown with embellished blue Manolo Blahnik heels, a Christmas gift from Taylor; her bouquet was wrapped with long pieces of vintage lace and blue velvet ribbon. Amy Nichols Special Events ensured the day ran smoothly from start to finish, which included transforming the courtyard after the ceremony into a luxe space for dinner and dancing, along with lounging areas outfitted with seating from One True Love Vintage Rentals. Later in the evening, guests sipped warm spiked cocktails from the DIY coffee bar, the perfect accompaniment to a salted caramel wedding cake from Cake Coquette—the design of the dessert mimicked the ginger jar pattern. We are just in total love with all of these fabulous images from Julie Mikos!

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Photography - Julie Mikos | Venue – Stable Cafe | Floral – Mandolin Flowers | Wedding Planning, Event Design/Planning, and Calligraphy – Ryder Sloan Events | Day-of Coordination – Amy Nichols Special Events | Stationery – Lilikoi Design + Letterpress | Favors – Sweet Lauren Cakes | Videography – Paperweight Films | Catering – Thomas John Events | Bakery – Cake Coquette | Vintage Place Settings – Frances Lane | Rentals – One True Love Vintage Rentals and Hartmann Studios | Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | DJ – DJ Cams | Lighting – Got Light | Ceremony Musicians - Leanne Greenberg | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist - Marisa Perel Makeup + Hair | Gown - Carolina Herrera Bridal | Jewelry – Dianne’s Estate Jewellery | Veil/Headpiece – Untamed Petals | Shoes – Manolo Blahnik | Suit – Ermenegildo Zegna | Shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo

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    Wedding Invitations + Ideas from Zazzle

    Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to one of the most fabulous places on the interwebs, Zazzle! With custom, one-of-a-kind wedding essentials such as invitations, postage stamps, programs, table numbers and more, Zazzle has everything you need to make your wedding perfect, start to finish. Each of their hundreds of complete wedding suites come with matching invitations, RSVP cards, postage, and more. I’m absolutely smitten with the muted colors of the Vintage Floral, the whimsical Confetti, and the glamorous Old Hollywood.


    I’ve personally used Zazzle to create custom postage stamps for rehearsal dinners, parties, and even moving announcements, and I was absolutely thrilled with the results, using everything from clip art to photos to custom drawings. They stand behind their 100% satisfaction guarantee, and have excellent customer service and fast turn-around times.

    Visit the Zazzle website for oodles of wedding ideas, like customized paper napkins, create-your-own postage stamps, lounge area pillows, favor boxes, and more!

    *This post was sponsored by Zazzle.

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    Ethereal Seaside Wedding Ideas

    We are just swooning over this romantic, ethereal beachy bridal inspiration from Sarah Park Events & Design and Esther Sun! From vintage-style stationery by Written Word Calligraphy + Design to the cream and green florals by Art With Nature that remind us of the watery colors of the landscape, this dreamy shoot is utter perfection. A stunning, flowy beaded Gossamer Vintage gown paired with a gold headpiece by Katie Burley Millinery are earthy yet sophisticated. The team behind this amazing imagery was inspired by the color of the sea in every single detail, including the ombre blue ruffled cake by M Cakes Sweets. All of these elements came together to “create a beautiful soft painting”—we just can’t stop staring at the beauty!

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    Blue Calligraphy Place CardBlue Ocean Inspired Wedding Cake

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    Photography – Esther Sun | Floral – Art With Nature | Event Design/Styling – Sarah Park Events & Design | Stationery – Written Word Calligraphy + Design | Bakery – M Cakes Sweets | Rentals – Found Vintage Rentals | Makeup Artist – Rose Park | Hair Stylist – Kristine Miyasato of Salon Tru Santa Monica | Gowns – Gossamer Vintage | Headpiece – Katie Burley Millinery | Model - Simha of newMark Models

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    Welcome To The Weekend

    From an undeniably elegant affair to this gorgeous orchard inspiration shoot, we are convinced that this week’s prettiness cannot be matched! We also fell in love with so many more fabulous and inspiring blogs this week, and we are beyond thrilled to share the links we adored most. xo and happy weekend!

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    {Image by Kristen Booth via Bridal Musings}

    A few of our favorites from the week:

    EAD News: The most lovely thing happened this week! We officially welcomed two fabulous vendors to our guide! Based in North Carolina, Michelle Wright Events‘ attention to detail and personal touches are what will truly make your celebrations unforgettable to both you and your guests! Everything created by Something with Love is handcrafted to perfection and of course, made with love! From custom, handmade products such as invitations, cards, favor and gift tags, cocktail bar stirrers, place cards and beautiful hand stamped ribbon, each item is customized just for you and your special day.

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