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I am so proud of this editorial.  It was a vision that had been bouncing around in my head for quite some time and I’m so happy with the results.  Just goes to show that when the best vendors are involved then the results are nothing short of exquisite.  The Lombardi House in the heart of Hollywood is a hidden gem and the perfect backdrop for any style of event be it modern or traditional.  The moment you step through the gates you are transported to a romantic hideaway and the fact that you are just a few feet away from Hollywood’s attractions is forgotten.

I just love this combination of unexpected colors.  Pops of yellow paired with more muted blush, mauve and lavender and a hint of rusty orange creates a whimsical spring and summer palette.  When I am putting together a design board for myself or clients I tend to use 5 to up to sometimes 10 colors to create a rich, complicated and exciting palette.  There are a whole range of hues within one color story that can make your wedding decor that much more unique and personal.  The flowers available in Spring too are some of the most enchanting varieties and only available for a small window of time.  The butterfly ranunculus and fritillaria creating this wonderful movement and texture that is simply breathtaking.

 J. Lee Photos light and airy film photography is the perfect way to showcase this ethereal space and design.  She captured every detail so magically.  Head over to Style Me Pretty to see even more details from this amazing blush, yellow, mauve and lavender modern garden-inspired wedding editorial!

 

Photographer: J. Lee Photos / Videographer: Miguel Garcia Studios / Florist: McCool + Daughters /  Wedding Gown: Sarah Seven / Shoes: Kate Spade / Paper Goods: Epoch Design / Furniture Rental: Folklore Vintage Rentals / Bridal Accessories: Hushed Commotion / Table Runner + Napkins: Silk & Willow / Styling Surface: Simply Rooted Calligraphy / Planning + Styling: Sweet Emilia Jane / Ring Box: The Mrs Box / Wedding Ring: Trumpet & Horn / Tabletop Rentals: borrowed BLU / Hair and Makeup: Page Beauty / Model: Ally Mello

We are so excited that we get to finally share this modern, organic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe wedding with you!  We’ve had to keep it under wraps because we were waiting for Martha Stewart Weddings to feature it!  It’s kind of the best thing ever and we are beside ourselves!  This is one of our favorite weddings we have ever been a part of and once you scroll through the photos from Max and Friends and check out the Sharkpig video at the end you will understand why.  It has everything!  The sweetest bride and groom, the cutest doggy ring bearer, not one but two beautiful gowns, gorgeous details, a stunning venue, pie and panda heads….yes panda heads!

 

 

Stephanie & Michael – Shark Pig Weddings

Photography: Katherine Ann Rose and Luke Griffin of Max & Friends / Location and Catering: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe / Event Planning + Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Flowers: Shindig Chic / Videography: Wade, from Shark Pig  / Photo Booth: PixsterStationery: Alee & Press / Cake and Pies: Crust by Stephanie Jayne / Music: Dart Collective / Rentals: Adore Folklore / Bride’s gowns: Reem Acra (first look and reception); Blush by Hayley Paige (ceremony) / Bride’s accessories: Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Beverly Hills (veil): Madewell (shoes) / Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss / Hair and Makeup: 10.11 Makeup / Bridal Stylist: Maradee Wahl

I’m so proud of this editorial.  I love the subtle yet rich details with layers of textiles and lush florals.  The Rue de Sienne was such a showstopper that we decided to tone down the tabletop replacing an overwhelming amount of decor with thoughtful details and gorgeous centerpieces.  It was such a dream working with this talented crew!

 

 

Photography: The Hearts Haven / Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Flowers: McCool & Daughters / Styling: Thorne Artistry / Stationery: Epoch Design / Dress: Rue de Seine from The Dress Theory / Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry / Suits: Friar Tux

 

When your dream client comes along and trusts you to put together a dream team of vendors then magic tends to happen.   Talia and Tim are adored by every person that they meet and with their vivacious, generous and kind spirits it is easy to see why.  There was so much love surrounding this weekend between Tim and Talia but also from their friends and family.  The ceremony brought tears, laughter and good vibes all around and the reception was full of wonderment and surprises at every turn.  We are so honored that we were able to be a part of it!  And we are honored to have their wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

Talia | Tim from Grimace Films on Vimeo.

photography: Fondly Forever / venue name: The Colony Palms, Palm Springs, California, USA / event design and planning: Sweet Emilia Jane / florals, escort cards and table numbers: Shindig Chic //wedding dress: Lihi Hod / bride’s shoes: Steve Madden and Rachel Comey / hair stylist: 1011 Makeup / makeup artist: 1011 Makeup / groom attire: custom Trunk Club suit he designed with bride’s sister / videography: Grimace Films / paper goods: Minted / /catering: Colony Palms Hotel / cake: Exquisite Desserts / furniture rentals: Signature Rentals / linen rentals: La Tavola Linen / music: RedshoeLA / veil : borrowed from childhood friend / earnings: Barneys / bracelet: Tiffanys / ceremony musician: Subito Strings / swimming performance: Aqualillies

We helped Nicola and Luke plan their romantic al fresco celebration from 6,000 miles away.  Their main criteria for the venue was that it had to be an estate and they had to be able to party all night long which surprisingly isn’t an easy find in LA.  And 2am wouldn’t cut it….the party wasn’t going to be any good unless they were still going strong at dawn.  After traveling all over Southern California we finally happened upon a quirky venue that met the requirements and also had a lot of charm.  With different levels for every event during the evening including the inside of the mansion where guests could dance until morning and a pool for a recovery brunch the next day the Houdini Estate was the bohemian wonderland we were seeking.  Guests were welcomed with a pre-ceremony Pimm’s cocktail at the foot of the waterfall from which they ascended to the lawn for a sweet afternoon ceremony.  As they mingled on the gorgeous mosaic driveway the lawn was flipped and transformed into a romantic reception under the stars where guests enjoyed the delectable creations of Heirloom LA.    After a hefty dose of dancing on the driveway to tunes provided by DJ Vinjay of the Flashdance, the Patty Wagon arrived with late night snacks before guests continued the celebrating indoors.
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Photographer: Our Labor of Love / Wedding Planner: Sweet Emilia Jane / Venue: Houdini Estate / Florals: The Little Branch / Caterer: Heirloom LA / Cake: Figgy Bakery / DJ: The Flashdance / Photo Booth: Smile Booth / Rentals: A Rental Connection / Speciality Rentals: Casa de Perrin


If you pay attention very carefully you may notice that there are actually seasons in Southern California.  The biggest seasonal switch up that I look forward to every year is Spring.  We usually get a little bit of rain amidst all the dry weather and the flowers, trees and foliage that come around March and April are simply magnificent.  It’s stunning to watch the transformation in our own backyards.  Along with this awakening comes a fresh approach to wedding attire.  The wedding season gets into full swing around this time too so some of you may be heading out to a few celebrations.  I love this simple, straightforward infographic from The Black Tux which outlines what is appropriate to wear based upon the style of the event.  A couple other tips from us –

+Definitely do a little research on the venue before you go.  If it’s outdoors on grass or somewhere a little more rustic be mindful of your shoes.  No stilettos please!  Flats or wedges work perfectly for al fresco weddings or bring along some heel protectors if you must wear heels.  If it has rained recently be careful of long gowns especially in light colors which will show dirt more than a darker color.

+Yes, the days are warmer but the nights can still get very cool.  Bring along a light jacket for casual events and a chic cropped jacket for a more formal look.  I’m loving this gold jacket for cocktail or black tie.  Personally I just throw my black leather jacket over a sundress or an evening gown.  

+Guys, you have it a little easier but The Black Tux simplified things even more for you!  Check out their infographic below for the best attire options for you this Spring.  And they have you covered for every option with their suit and tuxedo rentals.  Don’t be afraid to add in a little color or pattern with your accessories.  I am loving the floral pattern ties and pocket squares I’ve been seeing on some of my grooms and guests this year. 

Wedding Attire Spring

And, just an FYI, this is NOT a sponsored post.  I just really like The Black Tux!  Happy renting!

 

The very first day that I met Tiff and Vic in my office I knew that I had to be a part of this whimsical couple’s Joshua Tree wedding.   Joshua Tree holds a very special place in my heart.  It is a location like no other and I swear true magic exists there.  This vibrant, quirky and unique celebration was the perfect pairing for my favorite desert town.  As avid X-File fans of course we had to bring in some extraterrestrial and celestial inspiration from their amazing invitations by Shipwright and Co. to custom mystical creature table number drawings.  These two were not afraid of bringing in color and we did just that with mismatched fabric the bride found, multicolored parasols and rugs for the ceremony, and lush, bright blooms paired with gold metallic touches.

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Photography: Zoom Theory / Venue: Sacred Sands Bed and Breakfast / Florist: McCool + Daughters / Caterer: Los Lobos Food Trucks / Bar: Mint Bartending / Cake: Over the Rainbow / Hair + Makeup: Thorne Artistry  / Photo Booth: Pixster / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Videographer: DP Weddings / Invitations: Shipwright and Co. / Macrame Backdrop: The House Phoenix

I can still remember our first SmogShoppe wedding many, many moons ago.  We have done a dozen or more weddings there since then but it still remains a favorite Los Angeles venue.  They attract the best clients and Crisella and Anthony were no exception.  In fact, they are the cream of the crop in my opinion.  Just the kindest, most giving, sweet couple and their wedding day was truly special.

   

 

 

Photography: Rachel McCauley / Getting Ready: The Culver Hotel | Venue: SmogShoppe | Coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane | Florals: McCool + Daughters | Caterer: MIHO Gastrotruck | Videographer: Gio Barot | Hair & Makeup: Mobile Bridal | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | DJ: 101 Party Production | Bar: The Cocktail Concierge | Ice Cream: Chunk-n-Chip | Valet: White Label Valet | Babysitter: VIP Nannies | Dress: David’s Bridal design by Oleg Cassini | Suit: Men’s Warehouse | 2nd shooter: Stephanie Sparks

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