Elegant Coastal Wedding Inspiration

Elegant Coastal Dunes Inspiration

Nestled in the sand dunes next to the Monterey Bay, where the forest meets the sea, today’s stunning editorial is filled with all the right elements for throwing an elegant seaside affair. Rachel Zee Photography teamed up with Monica of Twigs Floral Design, and together the ladies brought the prettiest beach scene to life. The unique color palette of mustard yellow and sage green – with hints of peach and silver – was a lovely departure from what we typically see + feels just right for the location + design plan. And the florals (mixing soft green foliage, air plants, pincushion proteas, and textured elements to complement the natural habitat of the dunes) couldn’t have been a better fit. We feel pretty confident saying that this shoot is sure inspire many-a stylish beach wedding to come…

invitation

bow tie

airplant bouquet

We’re really into that bouquet!

Elegant Coastal Dunes Inspiration

Elegant Coastal Dunes Inspiration

Elegant Coastal Dunes Inspiration

Elegant Coastal Dunes Inspiration

hexagon seating cards

Rachel tells us, Our escort card tray added a geometric element. Calligrapher Christine, owner of The Heritage Co., used different shapes and sizes for her cards, giving them a unique look. Christine also provided our invitation suite, which was all completely handwritten in her beautiful script. She used our mustard yellow and sage green palette as inspiration, and they turned out just gorgeous!

hexagon seating cards

Elegant Coastal Dunes Inspiration

branch centerpiece

branch centerpiece

branch centerpiece

airplant

airplant centerpiece

Elegant Coastal Dunes Inspiration

airplant naked cake

airplant naked cake

And, of course, we love a good naked cake!

Thanks so much to the talented team below for sharing their vision with us today!

photography: Rachel Zee Photography // venue: Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove, California // florals: Twigs Floral Design // cake: Layers Sensational Cakes // invitations + calligraphy: The Heritage Co. // woodwork: Melanie Kirk // wedding dress: Epiphany Boutique // bride’s hair: Liliana Cabrera for Oya Salon // bride’s makeup: Madison McDowell // groom’s stylist: Maddox Haberdasher // groom’s attire: Patrick James // groom’s hair: Heather Jorgensen for Mantra Salon

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Rustic-Elegant White Sparrow Barn Wedding: Nadia + Anthony

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

We love a wedding that’s a labor of love, and rooted in all things family + community. Today’s wedding is the perfect example of what we mean, since the venue was – literally – built by the bride’s family + it acted as the main inspiration for the day. Nadia + Anthony filled the space with gorgeous details that can only be described as the perfect balance of rustic + elegant. DIRT Design Studio was essential in bringing the vision together, executing the event planning, styling, florals (and hairpieces) oh-so-beautifully. You’re about to see all the goodness firsthand, but first, let’s hear just a little bit more from Nadia about the backstory that evolved into the most gorgeous wedding:

Our inspiration was The White Sparrow Barn. The barn has all white washed walls and a very rustic elegant look. Our family built the The White Sparrow Barn from the ground up, so I had my vision in mind for years. I love anything with a rustic elegance, so my inspiration was a very earthy look, lots of candle light, with hints of different reds. We went with a french country table and had moss, candles, succulents + ribbons lining the middle of the tables.

Thanks so much to Clayton Austin for the stunning images and congrats to Nadia + Anthony on the most beautiful day! Oh, and good news engaged couples – you can get married here too as it’s now available for weddings!!!

maroon invitation

pink ombre backdrop

rings on a spool

Stardust Celebrations Wedding Dress

In love with Nadia’s unique dress by Stardust Celebrations – and her gorge silver DSW Shoes! But the most eye-catching element, perhaps, is that killer bouquet by DIRT Design Studio, adorned with ribbons in every shade of red + pink!

Stardust Celebrations Wedding Dress

romantic and wild pink bouquet

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

vintage bicycle with flowers

pink ombre backdrop

A romantic backdrop of ombré red + pink fabric gave the white-washed barn a dramatic punch of style + color.

wooden ceremony chairs

chandelier

romantic and wild pink bouquet

navy grooms suit

tulle skirt wedding dress

staircase garland

When I walked down the aisle and saw my future husband's face! :)

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

Processional: Never Stop (Wedding Version) – SafetySuit

Recessional: I Want You Back – Jackson 5

First Dance: Perfect For Me – Ron Pope

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

long family style tables

We’re feeling pretty inspired by the long, family-style tables decked out with romantic elements in shades of red + gold.

long family style tables

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

pink ombre backdrop

long family style tables

long family style tables

wooden calligraphy menu

succulent favors

White Sparrow Barn Wedding

Always plan ahead, your wedding day comes up faster than you will ever anticipate.

photography: Clayton Austin // venue: The White Sparrow Barn Union Valley, Texas // event design, florals + hairpieces: DIRT Design Studio // event planning: Sonja of DIRT Design Studio // wedding dress: Stardust Celebrations // shoes: DSW Shoes // hair + makeup: Tara Hooper // groom suit: Hugo Boss // videography + music: Chase Inspiration, LLC // paper goods: Southern Fried Paper // catering: Abuelos // cake: Annie Baker, Family Friend // rentals: POSH Couture Rentals // officiant: Paul Dorsey – pauld@lakepointe.org

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryClayton Austin is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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1970s Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Boho Inspiration

Inspired by 1970s, gritty classic rock, romantic bohemian style, and wild horses, this free-spirited editorial, by Elate Photo + Artsy Heartsy Events provides the perfect supply of ideas for bohemian brides everywhere.

The concept was really dreamt up during a Concept Design Workshop Artsy Heartsy Events put together for their interns, and from there a top-notch team was assembled + inspiration began to turn into reality. They kept the color palette full of natural earth tones and deep, moody shades of marsala and pomegranate. And they incorporated a lot of natural textural elements – like leather, stones, weavings, hammered metals, and sheepskins – into the setting. During the workshop, the AHE team conceptualized a couple to base these ideas around. So, who is this stylish duo they came up with? Designer, Brigitte, tells us, He’s a groom who loves classic rock and music festivals, and she’s a bride who grew up riding horses on her family’s ranch and gardening with her mother. 

Let’s check out their ‘wedding’ – and if you love it, take a couple notes, pin a couple pins and shop our shopping guide below. ‘Cause this concept can easily be yours, too!

boutonniere

Boho Inspiration

red protea bouquet

We’re totally ga-ga over that bouquet by Pick Tulip. Insane!

Boho Inspiration

Boho Inspiration

Boho Inspiration

boho macrame ceremony

boho macrame ceremony

Artsy Heartsy Events created that super rad macrame wedding backdrop.

boho macrame ceremony

boho macrame ceremony

boho macrame ceremony

dreamcatcher seating chart

dreamcatcher seating chart

dreamcatcher seating chart

boho rustic tablescape

boho rustic tablescape

gold rock plate setting

gold goblets

boho rustic tablescape

boho rustic tablescape

Shop some fun textiles + elements from this scene below!

double seat peacock chair

gold rock plate setting

gold rock plate setting

double seat peacock chair

Boho Inspiration

TeePee Lounge

TeePee Lounge

TeePee Lounge

Pow Wow Design Studio always has the perfect rental pieces for the couple who wants something a little bit unique.

bridesmaids

protea bouquet

bridesmaids

TeePee Lounge

wild horses inspiration

wild horses inspiration

wild horses inspiration

boho bridesmaids

boho head piece

wild horses inspiration

boho dreamcatcher cake

boho dreamcatcher cake

boho dreamcatcher cake

And beyond adore that cute two-tier cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop, which was perfectly finished with a trio of mini dreamcatchers!

Thanks SO much to the very talented team below for sharing this stunning shoot with us today!

photography: Elate Photo // planning + design: Artsy Heartsy Events // venue: Quail Haven Farm Vista, California // florals: Pick Tulip // planning, coordination + logistics: Repose Events // rentals: Pow Wow Design Studio // hair + makeup: Polka Dots and Hairpins //jewelry: Androgyny // invitation: Bliss + Bone // cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop // bride + bridesmaids Wardrobe: Forever 21

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GallerySweet and Saucy Shop is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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