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Laidback European-Inspired Wedding: Molly + Asher

Molly and  Asher Wedding

Happy Monday! Today’s wedding is a fun one, friends. Molly + Asher tied the knot at a gorgeous, old Los Angeles mansion with a celebration that was filled with chic, European-inspired design elements and a carefree summer dinner party vibe. Some very special people were involved with Molly + Asher’s wedding, ensuring it would be memorable and one-of-a-kind…but don’t worry, we won’t ruin the surprise for you. It’s just too good! Molly has a few words to share with us about the day, then it’s right to the lovely photos by Heather Kincaid, which you definitely won’t want to miss…

As a stylist, I had done a lot of photo shoots at the Paramour Mansion and felt very connected to the space. I knew that when the day came for me to get married it would only feel right to do it there. Boy was I right! I wanted the reception to feel easy and casual with a chic European edge, and my wedding planner, Sharlene Griffith, really stayed true to that vision. Whoa Nelly Catering did an amazing job with the food, and the wine from Hess vineyards superseded my expectations. I didn’t want any part of the evening to be uptight. The goal was for people to feel like they could kick off their shoes and run through the grass if they wanted to.

heels

mary kate and ashley wedding dress

I grew up with Mary Kate and Ashley. They are very close friends of mine and have been for 15 years. The minute I got engaged they said they would love to design and gift me my gown. There is no one I would rather have done it than those girls. Their taste is impeccable and I really trust them. Their team was so incredible and patient with me. They were always so calming and made the process even more enjoyable. Designing my gown with them was the most exciting and emotional experience of my life and I will never forget what they did for me, I will hold it in my heart forever.

mary kate and ashley wedding dress

stevie nicks

mary kate and ashley wedding dress

mary kate and ashley wedding dress

Mild (ok, major!) case of dress envy. Molly made such a stunning bride!

mary kate and ashley wedding dress

ruffle dress flower girls

molly and asher first look

molly and asher first look

molly and asher first look

And how cute are she and Asher together? Love how he is looking at her in the photo below. :)

molly and asher wedding

molly and asher wedding

molly and asher wedding

bride

mary kate and ashley wedding dress

Gorgeous ladies! We just adore all those dresses.

molly and asher bridal party

mary kate and ashley olsen

maxi dress bridesmaids

mary kate and ashley wedding dress

mary kate and ashley wedding dress

long lace veil

molly and asher wedding

cathedral lace veil

And how incredible is Molly’s lace veil? That beauty was also designed by Mary Kate + Ashley of The Row.

cathedral lace veil

paramour mansion

For the processional, Molly + Asher’s friend Jenna Caine sang Case of You by Joni Mitchell.

indoor ceremony

indoor ceremony

indoor ceremony

indoor ceremony

I cried all the way down the aisle because I was so overwhelmed with all the love around me. It was so personal. We wrote our own vows and both cried while exchanging them. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

indoor ceremony

indoor ceremony

long wood table reception

bud vases

gold rimmed glasses

vintage plate setting

long wooden reception tables

Such pretty, romantic tablescape details!

molly and asher reception

cocktail hour

grand entrance

stevie nicks singing

stevie nicks singing

During dinner, Molly’s godmother, Stevie Nicks, gave a toast and then a surprise performance of Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide. Talk about a magical way for the night to unfold!!!

stevie nicks singing

molly and asher

first dance

Such a stunning wedding! Congratulations, again, Molly + Asher – and thanks so much for sharing your day with us!

photography: Heather Kincaid // venue: Paramour Mansion Silver Lake, California // event design + planning: Sharlene Griffith // floral design: Richard Long // wedding dress + veil: The Row (couture) // shoes: Manolo Blahnik // flower girl dresses: Cassie’s Closet // hair: Jorge Serrano // makeup: Molly Stern // groom suit: Dolce & Gabbana // rentals: Town & Country and Paramour Mansion // catering + cake: Whoa Nelly Catering // vine: Hess Vineyards // music: DJ Kelly Cole

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Minimal Bohemian Beach Elopement Inspiration

minimal boho elopement

One of the best aspects of eloping is the freedom to just do your thing. And if you’ve been dreaming of a minimal bohemian seaside celebration, it just might look a little something like this! For today’s styled shoot, Tina from Loveridge Photography, Taylor from A Wild Poppy, and the ladies of Twiggs Floral Studio worked together to create a setting that would complement, rather than over power, their gorgeous beach surroundings. And who could blame them? With that stunning rocky shoreline backdrop, less definitely was more. We hope any of you who are considering a boho elopement at the beach will find yourselves inspired by this one! Here’s a little bit of backstory from Tina:

Taylor and I originally got together to just shoot a look-book for her growing line of weddings dresses in her vintage store, “A Wild Poppy.” After talking about how we are inspired by a seemingly growing trend of intimate and thoughtful gatherings for weddings, we decided to keep the inspiration going and create a wedding at one of our all-time favorite locations, Montana de Oro, California…

invitation

boho arbor

minimal boho elopement

whimsical boho bouquet

What a perfect bouquet! And love the bridesmaids in those neutral vintage frocks!

boho bridesmaids

minimal boho elopement

minimal boho elopement

minimal boho elopement

minimal boho elopement

minimal boho elopement

wedding sign

minimal boho dinner

The idea of a sweet post-ceremony picnic in the sand sounds pretty perfect to us. And how rad is that driftwood + cinderblock table? Would make for a fun DIY coffee table, too!

wooden table

envelope napkin

driftwood

gold flatware

cinder blocks

So many great muted pattern, textiles + details!

cheese board snacks

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cheese board

minimal boho dinner

potted james

blackberry cake

minimal boho dinner

minimal boho elopement

lace bridal dress

Love the idea of a one-of-a-kind vintage lace wedding dress!

boho bride 1

minimal boho elopement

minimal boho elopement

minimal boho elopement

The prettiest, yes? Big thanks to the very talented folks below for sharing their work with us today! Are any of you lovelies planning a beachfront bohemian elopement? We’d love to hear!

photography: Loveridge Photography // planning + design: Taylor Kitto from A Wild Poppy // venue: Montana de Oro San Luis Obispo, California // florals: Twiggs Floral Studio // hair + make-up: Ruth Gonzales // calligraphy: Whitney Hoffman // catering: Two Cooks Catering // dresses A Wild Poppy // suit: H&M

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Coney Island Engagement Session: Thea + Rachit

Coney Island Engagement

Happy Friday, friends! We couldn’t think of a better way to roll into the weekend than with this super fun Coney Island engagement shoot, captured by Amber Gress! The bride-to-be, Thea, is the talented lady behind the ultra lovely bridal accessory line Hushed Commotion, so we weren’t really surprised to see that she + her fiancé, Rachit, have some pretty spot-on style. Thea is rockin’ that decorated halo braid, bright fuschia lip + fun striped frock like nobody’s business. Right?! Such a fun match for the festive surroundings. Why don’t we hear a bit about how she + Rachit met before getting right to all the photo goodness:

Rachit and I have a somewhat fun “how we met” story – it all started on Twitter. Both of us are from NC, but we met in NYC. A mutual friend of ours “announced” Rachit on Twitter when we moved up to NYC and I decided to hit the FOLLOW button. As time went by we noticed we had a lot in common, especially when it came to food and adventures each one of us embarked on around NYC. After about 3 months of banter back and forth on Twitter, I asking him out on a food “friend date”. We had a blast. Two and a half weeks, and 5 dates later it was pretty obvious that we were both really excited about this. Rachit had planned a long trip home to NC for three weeks that month, so we parted ways but kept in touch. The day he got back, we arranged another food adventure in Bushwick and the rest is history: 4 and a half years later we are still taking adventures and still obviously really excited (and in love!) with each other.

save the date

classic car engagement

classic car engagement

classic car engagement

Coney Island Engagement

When I planned our engagement afternoon, I wanted it to feel like an extension of ourselves. We often take day trips outside of NY or to out of the way parts of the 5 boroughs, so when a friend of Ambers had a super sweet Thunderbird we could borrow – it all became clear. Rachit loves cars and I love anything vintage.

Coney Island Engagement

flower hair pieces

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

Thea + Rachit enjoyed champagne + cookies during the shoot. Shouldn’t all e-sessions include such delish luxuries? We think so!

cookies

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

color smoke bombs

color smoke bombs

color smoke bombs

Obsessed with these frames filled with colorful holi powder!

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

Coney Island Engagement

Such a fun shoot! Big congrats to Thea + Rachit and best wishes for your upcoming wedding!

photography: Amber Gress // hair: StylesOnB  // makeup: Nicole Sievers // cookies: college friend Sarah

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