Bride Ideas Blog

Thursday, July 14 2016
Inspired by the Hacienda Encantada resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, the designers from First Pick Planning and Peony and Plum perfectly captured tropical vibes and bright colors in a chic design for this year's Luxe Launch party hosted by Luxe Linen. "We were very passionate and excited to incorporate bold colors and be playful with the design," says Jen Bergmark of First Pick Planning. The "Teal Dupionique" underlay and sheer, white "Simone" linen overlay from Luxe Linen complimented each other...
Saturday, July 9 2016
Pretty pinks and delicate details trending on our Instagram this week!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 Instagram at @californiaweddingday for your daily dose of pretty! Well, I...
Friday, July 8 2016
Inspired by the breathtaking Teal Glam Damask linen by Luxe Linen, Modern LA Weddings and Lotus & Lily created a one-of-a-kind tablescape for this year's Luxe Launch party. The design boasts a bold 14-foot peacock centerpiece combining flower petals and white feathers flanked with impressive mirrored screens standing as the table's backdrop. "The palm tree like pattern reminded us of 1930's Indochina and the turquoise color reminded us of a peacock," says Nam Lam of Modern LA Weddings....
Wednesday, July 6 2016
Bright fuchsias, bold metallics, blushes and deep plums blended beautifully together in this romantic reception table designed for this year's Luxe Launch, an event hosted by Luxe Linen at Vibiana. Kelsey Events and Ixora Floral Studio collaborated to create this stunning tablescape that any couple would gush over. The stunning Silver Alexandrine draped across the dining table inspired the duo. "The name of the linen instantly stood out to us both. It was so sultry and romantic...
Wednesday, March 11 2015
Rachel and Brye's wedding day was one that reflected their upbeat personalities and eclectic style. The outdoor ceremony was held at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa where guests were greeted with spa water and a live guitar player. They witnessed the lovely couple exchange vows underneath a custom chuppah that was decorated with hand-dyed scarves and lanterns overlooking Ojai valley. Immediately following the ceremony, guests made their way to the Hacienda Courtyard where they enjoyed cocktails,...
Friday, October 24 2014
It’s October! And that means this month is dedicated to breast cancer awareness (and Halloween, of course). And we were so inspired by this that we decided to dedicate a post with ten of our favorite weddings with gorgeous blush details and touches. From stunning bouquets and bridesmaid dresses, to cakes and centerpieces, these gorgeous real weddings have everything it takes to put on the perfect pretty-in-pink nuptials. 1. Alison and Vincent's elegant wedding at the Bel-Air Beach Club in...
Thursday, October 23 2014
You’ve heard of pop-up dinners sweeping the nation. These flash dinner picnics bring thousands of people together for a secret dinner at a location revealed just moments before the dinner begins. Individuals come bearing food and drinks for their friends and new friends they might meet. The Handmade Events team provides tables and chairs and guests create the night for themselves. The team has put on these one-of-a-kind events in major cities around the country from Miami to San Diego to LA,...
Friday, October 17 2014
With bridal fashion week coming to a close, we have had the chance to take a look at all that our favorite top designers have in store for us this upcoming season. For the bride on a budget, we’ve found an amazing new designer who offers affordable gowns for several occasions, from engagement parties and bridal showers to ceremonies and receptions. Designer and founder of Love, Yu, Ee-Lyn Tang, offers brides dazzling collections of gowns that are “simple, timeless and chic. They comprise of...
Thursday, September 11 2014
Casual, beautiful and effortlessly chic, that's the perfect description of a California beach wedding. And we're simply taken with this bright, driftwood-accented wedding that took place at a private home on a stretch of Capistrano Beach. With the talented eye of Studio EMP capturing the moments and the design details handled by Inviting Occassion, no detail was left unturned.  Whimisical and unique details like glass bulbs with flowers inside were strung above the ceremony and reception...
Friday, August 15 2014
When a couple first moves in together, furniture-negotiation and décor debate can get a bit tricky. The truth is that it’s much more than simply choosing 1 of the 2 sofas and merging your art -you're blending two styles, perceptions, previous lives (and apartments). A huge issue that arises is the age old question - How does one pull it off without too much drama, all while keeping your voice heard? Celebrity Interior Designer Kate Lester of  Kate Lester Interiors, has married many a...