Wedding Song: Hey Pretty Girl

wedding song

This afternoon we are talking wedding music. So important right!? I mean it’s the soundtrack for the most important day of your life. :) Well as soon as I heard the song Hey Pretty Girl from Nashville singer-songwriter Kip Moore I totally fell in love. And so perfect for your wedding! If you love a singer with a raw voice that is a great storyteller, like that of a younger Bruce Springsteen, I think you’ll love Kip too. Check out Hey Pretty Girl (off his debut album, Up All Night, which came out this week) below:


So, I’d love to hear from you. What songs are you thinking about using (or did you use) for your wedding day? To me the most important song for me was the song that played as I was walking down the aisle. Our first dance song was a close second. :) I’d love to hear your picks. And since we’re sharing, here are the songs that were the soundtrack to our wedding :)

Processional: Bridal Party – Reign of Love by Coldplay; Bride – The Luckiest by Ben Folds
Song during our ceremony: Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard
Recessional: Lovesong by The Cure
First Dance: Crush by Dave Matthews Band

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Gold + Teal Modern Table Inspiration

gold and teal tablescape

Today’s ultra modern tabletop is by Sweet Emilia Jane. From Emilia Jane, I was inspired by the idea of a modern, camp-inspired wedding. It could take place at a outside at a campground, modern hotel like The Ace or a really cool, urban loft. I envisioned a couple who love the outdoors, indie music, good food and being around friends. My inspiration came from geometric shapes, modern font, David Hicks wallpaper, modern product design, gold foil and die-cut patterns.

Our first project was the teal and gold paper suite wrapped in die-cut gold paper. We used the die-cut pattern again to wrap our votives on the table and used the cut out triangles as confetti.

laser cut gold and teal invitations

laser cut gold and teal invitations

gold and teal tablecape

gold and teal tablecape


Gold-foil on glass vases was an easy and affordable way to create a unique centerpiece. I filled them with symmetrical white flowers for a clean, modern look. Gold paper acted as the perfect charger for our square plates.

gold vase centerpiece


We filled glass gem vases with the gold triangle confetti which acted as our place cards and favors.

clear vase escort card gold triangles

gold and teal tablescape

laser cut candle votive cover

gold and teal tablescape


Perfect inspiration for those inspired by gold + triangle shapes for their day! Thanks so much to Emilia Jane + Aimee for the eye candy today!

planning, design, stationery + florals: Sweet Emilia Jane // photography: Captured by Aimee // gem vases: Modest Peach // flatware: West Elm

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Banksy Inspired Wedding: Mary + Clay

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Mary + Clay really wanted to have a wedding “on their own terms” and although it may have seemed insignificant, the street artist Banksy was a good reminder for them to not get caught up in the institution. Since they knew they wanted to design the invitations themselves, Mary wrote the text and Clay found the perfect Banksy design to bring it together – his famous Balloon Girl. :) They even continued the red balloon element throughout their wedding day and I just love that Mary wore bright red lipstick with her white dress – which was her mother’s handmade japanese gown.

From Mary, “People say that planning a wedding is stressful for the couple, but I felt like it brought us closer together and fostered trust in our relationship in a way we hadn’t been through before. I loved it!” So great to hear Mary + congrats to you and Clay! Big thanks to Morgan Trinker for the lovely photos.

banksy wedding invitations

silver bridal shoes

banksy wedding tote

bride getting ready

bride wearing red lipstick

bride wearing red lipstick

first look

bride and groom

white and green bouquet

bridesmaids wearing blue dresses

green and white bouquet

Processional: Bridal Party: Which Way Your Heart Will Go by Mason Jennings; Bride: Cupid by Otis Redding

Recessional: Just Like Heaven by The Cure

First Dance: Only You by Yazoo

smog shoppe ceremony

smog shoppe ceremony

Neither of us likes to be the center of attention, so walking down the aisle and reading our vows in front of a whole lot of people, on top of the build up from the whole morning made me pretty nervous. I remember not being able to look at anyone but clay as i walked down the aisle. I just wanted it to be him and me. But the moment it was over, we ran outside together to take a few photos and i just remember being SO HAPPY. I was with my husband. We relaxed for the first time. It was truly the best moment of the day.

bride and groom banksy wedding

banksy inspired wedding

wedding menu

banksy wedding red balloons


We tried to make each thing personal to us or handmade. We took things we love, like the san bitter bottles, and added lavender to make the name place cards. The gifts we gave were peanuts from Clay’s hometown and maple syrup from mine.

wedding favors, peanuts

first dance banksy wedding

My advice would be to figure out what's most important to you. We cared A LOT about the venue, the food, and the photographer so this is where we wanted to spend our resources. We knew that we'd have to cut corners in other places, but luckily it worked with what we wanted...hand making a lot of things, doing a DIY photobooth, using recycled wine & perrier bottles for vases, and not spending a lot on decor (although the venue was so beautiful we didn't have to).

Also, take the time to remember the little things. It's easy to get wrapped up in all of the many things you have to do when planning a wedding. Clay and I made a point to check in and ask ourselves if we were getting caught up in the madness and series of check lists, or if WE really wanted something. (*PS we were THRILLED to discover that our FIRST CHOICE photographer was not only affordable but more affordable to fly in than hiring local. that's what you get when you live in LA...)

photography: Morgan Trinker Photography // venue: Smog Shoppe // floral design: Saint Germain Flowers // wedding dress: vintage (mom’s handmade japanese gown) // shoes: vera wang lavender // hair + makeup: Melissa Christine // groom suit: Ralph Lauren black label suit // invitations + paper goods: design by the couple, printed by Cards and Pockets // catering: Loteria! Grill // cake: homemade by our moms! (wakako’s cheesecake with blueberry jam & lynda’s brownies) // music: david azzoni AKA dj tkat from brooklyn, NY

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