California’s Pacific Ocean is a constant muse for wedding design. From harborside happenings with nautical touches to barefoot celebrations in the sand to bohemian fêtes atop rugged sea cliffs, these inspired event designs breathe new life into a well-loved trend.
Soak In the Last Moments of Summer with Chic Wedding Inspiration
We're soaking up the last moments of summer with this chic Instagram Inspiration from James and Schulze, Letters to You, Simone Lennon Events, Bella Belle Shoes, and Carissa Woo Photography.
We make a point to follow the best and brightest wedding vendors in California so we're always on top of the latest trends and movements in fashion, accessories, tabletop details, flowers color palettes, and all-around inspiration. We're with you every step of planning your wedding, so whether you're in the market for a photographer, florist or searching to find the moment that inspires your special day, Instagram abounds with creative souls and we're searching it daily to bring you the finest moments. And since we're constantly scouring Instagram, we decided to start bringing you our favorite moments every week by rounding up our five favorite photos from the past seven days. And believe us, choosing only five is no easy task with so many flowers, rings and beautiful moments captured in picture-perfect detail. But each week there's a moment that captures our hearts and then the rest fall into place...just like planning a wedding should be.
So add the incredible vendors pictured below on your Instagram feed for gorgeous inspiration that is sure to help guide and inspire your wedding planning. And vendors, if you'd like to be featured in our Instagram roundup, all you have to do is tag your best bridal photos #CWDfave and we'll be sure to keep our eye out! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @californiaweddingday for your daily dose of pretty!
Happy FriYAY it's been a crazy week for us over here! But I took a minute to take a photo of these hexagon name place settings before sending them off to Maui. I wish I could put myself in that box too Have a great weekend everyone #letterstou #handlettering #handdrawn #calligraphy #customnamesign #lasercut #etsyseller #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #flashesofdelight #hexagon #placesetting #escortcards #customnames #weddinginspo #weddingdetails #rosegold
It's booking season for next year and I've been on the phone a lot recently. Not just with potential brides, but also paying it forward by taking a few consulting calls with aspiring wedding planners wanting to pick my brain about developing a signature style, building business & how I find the right clients. In my next few posts, I'll touch on each subject matter starting with my favorite topic ... style. .. They say life imitates art, but in my case, design imitates life. Style comes from within and is purely an expression through aesthetics. Being a good designer is about having range, pushing the envelope, not being afraid to evolve or take risks. In truth, I'm rarely on Pinterest or IG for inspiration and much of my vision comes from what I'm currently into at the moment. If you have been following me for a few years, I'm sure you've noticed my style has certainly evolved quite a bit. It's more moody, slightly edgy, a touch modern, and in some cases, a twist of boho chic. I've done a lot of personal growth, expanded my interests and have connected with more interesting people, and the exposure has most definitely come through in my design. And honestly, it's some of the best work I've produced that I'm super proud of. .. As cliche as it sounds, I walk through this world seeking the beauty in everything and everyone and with the right frame of mind and without judgment, you will see it. Life is full of really beautiful places, people and moments so remember them and be inspired. .. As for a signature style? That develops in time and by having a clear vision of what you love. For me, no matter the design context, refinement, understated elegance and minimalism always shines through. It's about building the fundamentals first and then reinventing it over and over. .. My favorite thing to hear from industry peers is, "I knew that was your design before I even read the credit" and that makes me smile. .. CREDITS: Planning & Design by Me Floral Design by @maxgilldesign Photography by @melanieduerkopp Specialty tabletop rentals by @classicparty Specialty Linens by @latavolalinen Menus by @yonderdesign Venue: @theestateyountville in #yountville
We are so smitten with this picture from @jeremychouphotography from his recent #jeremychouworkshop, we could stare at it for 24/7 and still be in love. CREATIVE DIRECTOR + STYLIST | @wilmarose INVITATION + PAPER DETAILS | @redletterday_jane MODEL | @willowmodels@imsierramackenzie HAIR & MAKEUP | @gracelinmakeup GOWN | @lovelybride #lovelybridela#lovelybride RINGS | @singlestonela SHOES | @bellabelleshoes FLORALS| @inessanicholsdesign RIBBONS + TEXTILES | @stellawolfeco STYLING SURFACE | @simplyrootedsurfaces RING DISH | @palomasnest PROPS | @ramonrgomez LOCATION | @missionsanjuan #thatsdarling #soloverly #weddingshoes#theknotshoes #wedding#weddingaccessories #brides#weddingtrend #heels #stylishbride#bellabelleshoes #weddingheels#bridaltrend #hotshoes #romantic#engaged