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Whimsical Brunch Wedding in Downtown Los Angeles

I am a self-confessed brunch addict. Mimosas, cappuccinos and pancakes by the stack… just where I want to be on a lazy sunday. Now fold all of that goodness into the prettiest Marvimon House wedding crafted by Pluck and coordinated by WINK! It’s a day that brunch dreams are made of and one that finds guests with tambourines in their hands and pancakes in their bellies. See it all captured by onelove photography right here.

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From WINK!…The bride and groom are lovers of Los Angeles. They incorporated their love of: brunch, Dodgers Baseball, Bicycles, and Coffee. Featuring a bona-fide “cereal bar” and pumpkin pancakes! Their bridal party serenaded them live to “Hey! Ho!” for their processional with adorable handmade signs. The bride can provide an even more detailed writeup if the submission is accepted!

From The Bride…We actually built our wedding backwards. We started with planning the most basic option (the two of us, in jeans, at the courthouse) and from there, we began adding back in the things we would miss if we did that simple scenario (having our friends and family there, etc.) It was interesting to discover the things that ended up mattering to us (I had no idea, until then, that I cared about wearing a white dress or having an aisle to walk down). Turned out, both of us wanted more of a wedding-type wedding than either of us expected. We just wanted to make sure that everything we did, we did because we wanted to, not because we were supposed to. And, we wanted to do it our way. It was so much more fun and liberating, then, to go through and put our signature on each of the elements we kept.

Décor was a huge part of the experience we wanted to create. Most of our friends and family are scattered all over, so our time together with them has been limited and their knowledge of our relationship has been based on the cliff notes versions we’ve given them over phone calls and Skype. We wanted to create a sort of museum experience in the space- a walk through the history of Chase and Tami, if you will. We incorporated artifacts from our relationship into the displays and we took advantage of each element to tell a story about us. Instead of a standard dinner, we designed a unique brunch since that’s our favorite meal. Instead of a full bar, we had a bubble bar and then added the Handsome Roasters coffee cart, because coffee (and Handsome, in particular) has been a huge part of our relationship. The table themes were inspired by our adventures together. Our refrigerator at home is covered in photo strips from every booth we’ve ever encountered, so we rented a photo booth. We created encyclopedia entries (a reference to my Match.com profile, where Chase first “met” me), which served as mini story captions to explain the significance of each piece. We really wanted the whole day to be interactive and for our guests to participate in the celebration instead of just sitting down and watching everything happen from their various assigned seats.

Anything else you want to share with other brides about what you learned while planning your wedding?

A. 1. Everyone tells you that your wedding day will go by fast. But it goes by even faster than you imagine when someone tells you how fast it goes. Create an instagram hashtag and encourage your guests to use it- even starting with the beginning of their day leading up to the wedding. There are also tons of apps and websites your guests can use to upload and share their photos and videos. It’s so much fun to go through and re-live your day that way and experience it through your guests’ lenses.
2. Make sure that the two of you are at the heart of everything. This is just one of the hundreds of amazing days you’re going to spend together. It’s really easy to lose that perspective in such an overwhelming process, but that simple reminder always seemed to take a huge amount of pressure off and bring the fun of it back in.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Event Design: Pluck | Caterer: Good Gracious! | Ceremony Music: Cyrina Fiallo & Kyle Conkright | Ampersand Marquee: Scott Coppersmith | Bikes: The Wheelhouse | Coffee: Handsome Coffee Roasters | Coordination: WINK! | Dress Designer: Rosa Clara | Headpiece: Twigs & Honey | Ice Cream Sandwiches: Chunk N’ Chip | Makeup: Carrie Mercado | Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth | Venue: Marvimon House | Vintage China & Flatware: Plated In LA | Vintage Ford Bronco Retal: Rocky Roads

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Glamorous Tampa Wedding Sprinkled with Sequins

Whether you consider yourself the most casual, no-frills bride on the block, I think there’s a little piece of every girl who dreams of the glamour. The candles, the sequins, the whole nine yards – and this love affair at The Oxford Exchange is just that. It’s an ode to all things fabulous and both Marissa Moss and Storybook Weddings captured everything to perfection. Get started here.

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From Marissa MossJessica was very hands-on in creating the beautiful wedding she envisioned using her budget wisely in a few key areas. She secured The Oxford Exchange for her venue which set the tone for a beautiful, intimate wedding in a gorgeous venue. She also had a very specific vision for her flowers that she felt she could execute herself, which she did so wonderfully! I still cannot believe that she made all of her own centerpieces and bouquets and that they turned out so lovely. The rest of her vision came together in the form of sparkly bridesmaids dresses, picked to suit each maid, a beautiful cake, and lots of candlelight.

Photography: Marissa Moss | Videographer: Storybook Weddings | Stationery: Swoozies | Catering: The Oxford Exchange | Hair & Makeup: Level Salon Hyde Park | Officiant: Sensational Weddings | Cake Artist: Chocolate Pi | Ceremony & Reception: The Oxford Exchange | Reception Music: The Smoking Jackets | Sequin Bridesmaid' Dress: Badgley Mischka | Wedding Dress Boutique: The White Magnolia | Wedding Dress Desginer: Tara Keely

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Bright and Colorful New York City Affair

Black and white stripes are not for the faint of heart. They’re for the bold and fabulous and who better to say I Do in front of a pink ombre tissue paper heart than just such a pair? This bride and groom took classic New York City, with it’s dreamy urban backdrop and and infused it with a fresh pop of color captured by Brklyn View Photography. See so much more right here.

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From Brklyn View PhotographyOn a perfect Summer day, Katherine and John were married along the East River at The Water Club in New York City. Their classic wedding was tied together with black and white stripes and pops of color. From their pale blush invitations, pink peony bouquets, bright coral bridesmaids dresses, black and white striped shoes and socks for their bridal party, no detail was too small to personalized for their wedding. Katherine looked gorgeous in her Anne Barge wedding gown that had cute bow detail on the front. Her mother handmade her wedding veil as her something “new” and she wore blue earrings from David Yurman for her something “blue”. John looked dapper in his classic black tuxedo and mustache printed suede loafers. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, Katherine and John said their vows in front of a custom made, pink ombre, tissue paper, heart shaped centerpiece that was placed at the alter. The brides brother officiated the wedding and happily pronounced them husband and wife. On each guest chair, small bags of gold glitter confetti were waiting to be tossed at the newlyweds as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife. Black and white table runners and shades of pink candles decorated the reception room overlooking the water. The happy couple danced the night away and I’m so honored I could be part of their special day. Congratulations Katherine & John!!

Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Wedding Cake: Water Club | Invitations: The Paper Source | Reception Venue: The Water Club | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew | Makeup Artist: Sara Biria | Hair: Amelia Preston | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Bride Shoes: Kate Spade | Brides Dress: Lovely Bride | Brides Earrings: David Yurman | Getting Ready Venue: The Roger Hotel

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Al Fresco Bridal Shower at San Ysidro Ranch

Any gathering of girlfriends is a perfect celebration in my book, but when it comes in the form of a lush, garden bridal shower styled to a T? Well, let’s just say we couldn’t share this beauty fast enough. Designed by Twine Events with calligraphy from Curliecue Designs, it’s a feminine twist on the al fresco luncheon, and Lavender & Twine captured every last bit. Enjoy!

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From Twine EventsThe day before the wedding, the bride and her sister hosted a bridal shower luncheon. It was a time to gather all the girls, get them excited about the big day and say thank you for flying in and celebrating. San Ysidro Ranch is a magical little gem that holds pockets of spaces for you to get lost in. It is also where the wedding is going to be the next day, so it was a great idea to show off the Ranch to the gals. The wine cellar patio was perfect spot to host the shower luncheon. We played off the lush garden atmsophere with a garland runner and added pops of purple blooms (a color the bride loves).

A little indoor lounge area was created for any ladies to beat the heat. It was gorgeous, yet very sunny day but to these Texan ladies, it was perfect and not too hot at all. The food was served family style and integrated fresh vegetables and herbs from the Ranch’s personal garden. She also wanted to include pops of the unexpected and fun elements for the ladies.

While the luncheon was for the bride, the bride wanted to make sure her ladies were showered just as much. We created a flower station for the ladies to pick up a flower crown or hair clip to wear during the event. It was also a chance to make them feel girly and play dress up.To make them feel extra special, we set personalized ribbon calligraphy place cards for them to keep. The ladies even made fabulous bracelets out of them. It also helps it was one stylish group of ladies!

Photography: Lavender & Twine | Event Planning: Twine Events | Florist: Oak & The Owl Florist | Calligraphy: Curliecue Designs | Invitation: Bride's Friend | Place Cards: Aerialist Press | Wedding Venue: San Ysidro Ranch

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