Friday, February 27 2015

We make a point to follow the best and brightest in creative local wedding planning, and every Friday we round up our five favorite photos from the last week's feed. Follow these incredible vendors on Instagram for more gorgeous inspiration, and to be featured in next week's roundup, tag your best bridal photos #CWDfave. Don't forget to follow us on Instgram at @californiaweddingday for your daily dose of pretty!

1. Luxe Linen

Wednesday, February 25 2015

High school sweethearts and music buffs Nicole and Billy wanted one thing for their wedding: a carefree and relaxed vibe. After visiting Rancho Las Lomas, the duo knew it was the perfect setting for their interpretation of a timeless wedding with personal details that reflected their love of nature and music. Thus, muted pastel florals set a romantic garden mood while thoughtful touches such as tissues, parasols and fans were available to guests to keep their cool—from both their emotions and the summer sun.

Tuesday, February 24 2015

Finding the perfect inspiration for your bouquet isn’t always as simple as a walk in the garden. The options seem endless: hand-tied, cascading, mix or match bridesmaids’ bouquets, traditional, bohemian, classic white roses, bundles of peonies, rustic sunflowers...oh my! To help narrow down the decision, choose your wedding dress first, advises celebrity flower guru Preston Bailey. “I have one simple rule: If the bride is wearing an understated dress, you can allow for a more elaborate bouquet. The opposite also rings true.

Monday, February 23 2015

This article courtesy of Indochino

Have you noticed how these days “wedding season” seems to be expanding beyond the standard summer months? Tropical destination weddings in the winter (nice vacay opportunity, thank you very much!), harvest-themed weddings in the fall, garden weddings in the spring. More and more, folks are picking the time of year they love, or that works for them, not when the time is set by tradition.

Wednesday, February 18 2015

Kathyrn McPhee and Joseph Keating (aka: Kate and Joe) grew up just blocks from each other and when high school began, so did their courtship. For a love story that is beautifully simple, nothing other than a gorgeous garden wedding would do. Before the couple said their vows at Catalina View Gardens in Ranchos Palos Verdes, they spent a moment together. “It was a great moment for us to just appreciate how grateful we were,” says Kate. The couple said their vows to each other under chandeliers hung in a large pepper tree in front of an audience seated in a mix of chairs and pews.