Marsala In Love Wedding Inspiration

Marsala Inspiration

By now you’ve probably heard that Marsala is the Pantone 2015 Color of the Year, but what you may not know yet is how to incorporate this stunning shade into your wedding design! Jill from Layered Vintage felt inspired to pay tribute to the hue and interpret the color of the year into a shoot to help inspire brides to experiment with Marsala for their big day!

She says, This rich and passionate hue could easily be taken down a very traditional road, but instead we took an off beat path to an industrial venue and took an edgy interpretation on some of the wedding classics. Marsala of course reminds me of wine so I hand dyed fabric in dyes and in red wine to create an ombre effect on some macrame interpreted wall hangings. Some of the leftover fabric was turned into ribbons for the guests place cards as well as the thank you tags on the to-go growler favors– both dressed up with the talented hand of Taryn from Twinkle and Toast. Those fabric pieces and vintage trim were used to also dress up the insane bouquet Natalie created for our bride. She took a pallet I created specifically for the floral design and ran with it.

Let’s see how Marsala was used in Amy Lynn Photography’s pretty captures below!

Chalkboard backdrop

succulent boutonniere

Marsala inspired bouquet

A big ‘ol YES to that wild bouquet by the very talented Native Poppy!

Chalkboard backdrop

Chalkboard backdrop

Marsala inspired bouquet

Marsala yarn backdrop

We adore the cute macrame hangings + industrial vibe of this table vignette.

Marsala yarn backdrop

Marsala tabletop

Marsala yarn backdrop

lounge

marsala bar cart

marsala bar cart

cocktail sign

Twinkle and Toast calligraphed some signage for the dressed-up bar cart filled with fancy craft cocktails.

cocktails

marsala rose cake

red stone ring

booze brothers favors

booze brothers favors

maroon velvet dress

A wardrobe change (both dresses were from Dress Theory) with pretty velvet Marsala vibes.

ruby earrings

maroon velvet dress

braided hair

maroon velvet dress

Marsala inspired bouquet

maroon velvet dress

Are any of you now inspired to incorporate this hue into your day? It would be so pretty for a fall or winter wedding, don’t you think?

Thanks to the team below for sharing!

photography: Amy Lynn Photography // planning + design: Layered Vintage // venue: Booze Bros Brewery Vista, California // florals: Native Poppy // furniture rentals: Witty Rentals // tabletop rentals: Sundrop Vintage // cake: Hey There Cupcake // rings: Trumpet & Horn // jewelry: Erin Fader Jewelry // cocktails: Dani Colombatto // paper flowers: Appetite Paper // hair, makeup + wardrobe styling: Thorne Artistry // dresses: Dress Theory // paper goods + wall art calligraphy: Twinkle and Toast // models: Kylie Jansen and Jade

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Magical Loft on Pine Wedding: Leigh + Matt

Long Beach Wedding

The Loft on Pine in Long Beach, California is one of our very favorite venues and we’re pretty sure that Leigh + Matt’s magical wedding is about to reveal why. The space is vast with rad architectural details, ready for couples to bring in their own personal style + create a day that’s reflective of them. L + M worked with Bash Please + Moon Canyon, so it’s safe to say the details + florals we’re crazy good. But aside from the amazing design elements that made this wedding unique, the bride + groom wanted their focus to be on creating a fun, memorable night shared with all their loved ones. Here’s more about that from Leigh:

We wanted to make it as much of a celebration as possible and we did that the best possible way we knew how. The biggest part of that was sharing our love with our family and friends. We wanted to spend as much time with them as possible throughout the whole event which even meant attending much of our cocktail hour. Another special touch was having a family style dinner. We both grew up eating with family and friends this way so we knew this would be special to incorporate this into our celebration. It was such a great feeling to hear our friends and family had just as a fantastic time as we did and that they felt this celebration truly represented who we are as a couple.

Thanks so much to Hugh Forte for the amazing images and congrats to Leigh + Matt on a gorgeous day!

geometric invitation

wooden sandals

Leigh wore an Ivy & Aster dress from Lovely Bride LA with sky high Steve Madden heels.

first look

first look

turquoise ring

bow tie groom

We love Matt’s suit from Klein Epstein & Parker. (And fun secret embroidered message below!)

embroidered suit

Long Beach Wedding

floral bow tie

Long Beach Wedding

Long Beach Wedding

greenery hair piece

Long Beach Wedding

floral dress bridesmaids

The bridesmaids each hand-picked a floral print dress that were hand-picked by each bridesmaid with no dress being from the same designer! They go together so well, don’t you think? Below, in our shopping guide, you’ll find a few of our current floral print faves along with some other fun details to get a look similar to this for your own big day!

groomsmen

groomsmen button

floral dress bridesmaids

fern chandelier

Loft on Pine Ceremony

fern chandelier

Loft on Pine Ceremony

Processional: Groomsmen: Carry You Will – Mowglis; Bridesmaids: Crazy in Love – Daniela Andradle; Bride: Rather Be – Jasmine Thompson (non-electric)

Recessional: Howlin for You – The Black Keys

First Dance: All of Me – John Legend

Loft on Pine Ceremony

Loft on Pine

Loft on Pine

geometric garland

dance party

geometric garland

wooden tag escort card display

wooden tag escort card display

Loft on Pine Reception

greenery reception

geometric menu

Loft on Pine Reception

These greenery details are blowing our minds! Imagine sharing an intimate dinner here with your family + friends. Pure magic. Leigh, Matt, Bash Please + Moon Canyon … hats off to all of you!

geometric menu

greenery reception

olive oil favors

greenery reception

Loft on Pine Reception

dance dance

grand entrance

grand entrance

Now that’s an entrance!

Loft on Pine Reception

dessert bar

dessert bar

Loft on Pine Reception

The dancing! Oh my word I have never seen so many wedding guests partake in the dancing festivities and it was an absolute blast! And the music brought it all to a whole other level!

Loft on Pine Reception

Stay true to who you are as a couple. There are so many wonderful traditions as well as new ways of celebrating marriage but they are not one size fits all. Discover what each tradition means to you and if that is something you want to have as a part of YOUR celebration as a couple. The more true you are to yourselves, the more fun you are going to have on your special day!

photography: Hugh Forte // venue: The Loft on Pine Long Beach, California // event design + planning: Bash Please // florals + hairpieces: Moon Canyon // wedding dress: Ivy & Aster purchased at Lovely Bride LA // shoes: Steve Madden // bridesmaid dresses: Floral printed dresses that were hand-picked by each bridesmaid with no dress being the same (various designers/producers) // hair + makeup: Fiore //  groom’s suit: Klein Epstein & Parker // videography: Shark Pig // paper goods: Bash Please // catering: Whoa Nelly // bar: Cocktail Concierge // cake: Sweet n’ Saucy // rentals: Signature Party Rentals and Casa de Perrin // officiant: Friend – Pastor Russ Belmont of The Bridge Church // dj: Flashdance (DJ Mike Cruz )

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryThe Flashdance, Bash, Please, Casa de Perrin, Shark Pig, and Sweet and Saucy Shop are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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Outfit your Groomsmen in The Black Tux + Win 5 Suits!

The Black Tux

This morning, it’s all about the guys. And well deserved, too, we say. Because let’s face it, their attire can sometimes be an overlooked detail in the grand scheme of all things wedding.

So, what’s the big news worth sharing today? Tuxedo rentals are finally getting a much needed facelift, thanks to our partners at The Black Tux. The Black Tux was founded by two friends with a shared frustration while looking for groomsmen tuxedos for a wedding. What they found looked and felt like a rental (worn-out polyester suits, plastic shoes), and required three separate in-person trips to the tux shop – one to get fitted, another to pick it up before the big day, and a third to return it. Their experience proved that the market was antiquated and inconvenient; leaving them with a lackluster suit that didn’t match the hefty price tag. Thankfully, that is now a thing of the past!

Tuxes from The Black Tux

worry free rentals

The Black Tux is quickly reinventing the old model, offering the first suit and tux rental that truly doesn’t feel like one. They deliver the best quality product on the rental market, with an exceptional fit, and a seamless experience…all at a better price! Yep, stylish suit + tux rentals are available direct-to-consumer at theblacktux.com, starting at just $95.

groom in a tux on a bike

The Black Tux rental box

The Black Tux has partnered with the world’s top manufacturers to create the finest tuxedo and suit rentals available. Their suits are made using the highest quality Merino wool from Italy’s best mills, available in both slim and classic styles. Shirts are 100% fine cotton, shoes are real leather and premium accessories are offered to complete the look.

Choose one of their curated looks or create your own. Order online, and a week before your event, they’ll deliver a perfectly fitted suit or tux to your door (anywhere in the U.S.), along with all of the necessary accessories – cufflinks, button studs, bow ties, suspenders, belts and leather shoes. When you’re done, you simply return it with the pre-paid shipping label included in the box. They offer free shipping both ways and cover the cleaning themselves.

Win tuxes for your wedding

Like what you hear? It’s about to get better! We’re stoked to share that The Black Tux is generously offering one super lucky groom FIVE complete tuxedos or suits in any style (one for him + 4 for his groomsmen)! Just fill out the form below to enter…

Thanks for your interest in our sweepstakes. The entry period is now closed.

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