Garden-Inspired LA Wedding: Kristen + Taylor

440 Seaton wedding

We love a wedding that can feel as lush as this one does + then find out it took place in the heart of the city! Who says your day can’t be garden-inspired, regardless of the location? Kristen + Taylor love nature, so exchanging their vows in a verdant east side conservatory, with a super fun reception (filled with pretty floral + foliage details) was just right for them. Let’s hear a bit more about the day, which was designed gorgeously by Tori of Sitting in a Tree Design, from the beautiful bride, Kristen:

We both love the outdoors and finding hidden places but also both love the city. We were able to incorporate both of those loves with our two locations. We also wanted the juxtaposition of a beautiful elegant wedding within a cool graffitied la warehouse. We enjoy the unexpected. Also, we had karaoke at the reception…we love karaoke!

Big thanks to Rad + In Love for the gorgeous images. As Kristen tells it, Our wedding was the greatest day/night of our lives filled with unbelievable moments. We tried to take them all in as fully as possible. Now we have the most beautiful pictures to remember them! We love hearing that! :)

floral arch

bride entrance

Both of us agree that the first time we saw each other down the aisle was tops.

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

bridesmaid flower crown

outdoor ceremony

Processional: Original music written by the groom + played live on guitar by Kellen Mills

Recessional: Legends – An original song written by the groom + played live on guitar by Kellen Mills

First Dance: Shot at The Night – The Killers

bride and groom

wedding party

black bow tie

groomsmen

floral socks

pink flower crown bridesmaids

We love Taylor + Kristen’s wedding day looks and are pretty into these pastel ‘maids dresses, too! Shop our fave finds from this pretty wedding below:

bouganvillea bouquet

bow tie groom

bouganvillea bouquet

illusion neckline dress

That gorgeous Cali light + that beautiful lace dress!! What a perfect capture!

illusion neckline dress

wooded portraits

wooded portraits

groom wearing hat

LA wedding

LA wedding

LA wedding

LA wedding

groom wearing hat

groom wearing hat

Everyone moved to 440 Seaton, in Downtown LA’s arts district, for the reception + Poppy Hill helped bring the outdoors in with lovely green + white centerpieces and even a fresh flower wall!

440 seaton wedding party

440 seaton warehouse

green vases

anemones

gold flatware

floral wall

favors

heart dance floor

floor decal

cake

dinner

flower crowns

first dance

dancing

dancing

Don't let ANYONE stress you out. People will be stressed. Let them.

photography: Rad + In Love // event design + planner: Sitting in a Tree Design // venue: 440 Seaton Los Angeles, California // florals: Poppy Hill // wedding dress + hairpieces: Inbal Dror // shoes: BHLDN //  bridesmaid dresses: Various (they chose their own) // hair + makeup: Muse Makeup Artistry, Sarah Roark. Raphael German, Veronica from Union Salon Pasadena // groom suit: Topman // paper goods: Paper Kisses // catering: Hellafraiche

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GallerySitting in a Tree is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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DIY Silk Flower Wreath

DIY silk flower wreath

We recently partnered with Afloral.com – a rad silk flower company that specializes in flowers that looks SO real, like the ones above. Crazy, right?! So today we are sharing how to make silk flower wreaths using all their products! Not only is it easy, but these hanging wreaths would look so great for a ceremony backdrop, or in your home. And best of all, they’ll never wilt! We were inspired by some fall berry tones so here is how we made them…

AFloral DIY


What You’ll Need:
• Silk flowers from Afloral. We picked these choices (from left to right): EvergreenThistleTemari Rose HeadReindeer MossRanunculus in FuschiaPreserved Leather LeafPink AnemonePlum English Rose SprayFernAmaranthusPeony SprayAsparagus Fern Garland
Embroidery Hoops (we bought 3 varying sizes at Michaels in 8″ 10″ and 14″)
• Hot glue gun
• Fishing wire
• Tape
• Scissors

AFloral DIY


Step 1: Plan out the flowers you want to use by grouping them together to form a cohesive look. Play around in this part! Then, start by placing your fern garland around the edge of your hoop and tie to secure in place with fishing wire. Glue gun down any spots that pop up or aren’t staying down.

AFloral DIY


Step 2: Start by taking a focal flower (like the Peony) and taping/gluing down onto the wreath. We laid these down on a side that was a little more bare so the rest of the wreath looked full. You can also later fill in any spots that show the hoop with other filler flowers.

Step 3: Take the smaller filler flowers (like the anemone and ranunculus) and arrange as you like down the hoop. We cascaded down from our focal flower and just did what we liked and thought looked good.

AFloral DIY


Step 4: Finish your wreaths by filling with greens like moss, thistle, ferns or amaranthus.

AFloral Silk Flower Wreath DIY

AFloral Silk Flower Wreath DIY

AFloral Silk Flower Wreath DIY

AFloral Silk Flower Wreath DIY

silk flower wreath


Depending on how you choose to display these, we tied fishing wire to each wreath and hung them on the wall in a staggered position, like above. Pretty and fun, right?!

If you make your own silk flower wreath, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

*This post is sponsored by Afloral.com. All content, ideas, and words are by Green Wedding Shoes. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

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John Mulaney + Annamarie Tendler’s Catskill Mountain Wedding

John Mulaney wedding

We’re guessing some of you may recognize the adorable bride + groom from today’s gorgeous Catskill mountain wedding, captured oh-so-beautifully by Jesse of Golden Hour Studios. John Mulaney is an SNL writer, stand-up comedian and the star of Mulaney – his own show that is set to premiere on FOX on October 5th! Anna is a makeup artist + the author of the amazing book, The Daily Face. These cuties tied the knot in a celebration that perfectly infused elegant art deco details into the rustic, woodland setting and included some of the most gorge flowers we’ve seen thanks to the super talented Ariel Dearie. Anna shares more about why they chose the beautiful Onteora Mountain House as their venue with us below:

First and foremost, John and I wanted to get married in nature. Though we’d lived in New York City for 10 years the wedding ceremony just seemed like something that should take place within the peaceful surroundings of trees and mountains instead of concrete and skyscrapers. When John and I got out of the car and saw the sprawling vistas and towering trees we knew immediately we’d found our wedding site. Plus, in the event of rain the ceremony would take place in the beautiful, wood pavilion with huge windows, so even indoors the incredible view would not be lost. We knew rain or shine it would be the perfect setting for the 1920’s inspired, woodland-deco bash we’d envisioned.

indigo blue invitation set

John Mulaney wedding

Jenny Packham wedding dress

Jenny Packham wedding dress

We’re having a hard time deciding which we love more: Anna’s insanely beautiful Jenny Packham dress or her stunning garden rose + fern bouquet! We’ll just go ahead and call it a tie.

Jenny Packham wedding dress

whimsical white bouquet

mixed bridesmaid dresses

Anna shares, I scoured Etsy, BHLDN, and every wedding site you can think of to find the exact details and touches. I even made my, and my bridesmaids, flower crowns by hand.

mixed bridesmaid dresses

Catskill mountains wedding

garland arbor

french bulldog

John Mulaney wedding

John Mulaney wedding

What a gorgeous place to say I Do…

John Mulaney wedding

John Mulaney wedding

John Mulaney wedding

John Mulaney wedding

french bulldog

John Mulaney wedding

John Mulaney wedding

John Mulaney wedding

jenny packham dress

john mulaney

catskill mountain wedding

catskill mountain wedding

catskill mountain wedding

flag escort cards

glass dome floral centerpieces

glass dome floral centerpieces

Ariel designed the cool garden terrarium centerpieces, which worked perfectly within the walls of the venue’s beautiful wood pavilion.

glass dome floral centerpieces

catskill mountain wedding

catskill mountain wedding

catskill mountain wedding

catskill mountain wedding

catskill mountain wedding

catskill mountain wedding

catskill mountain wedding

John Mulaney wedding

John Mulaney wedding

A few closing words from the bride, In the end, it was the most perfectly clear, not too hot, zero humidity day we east coasters only dream of in the summer. Everyone danced all night long thanks to our amazing DJ. John and I had the wedding of our dreams surrounded by all the people we love most. It was truly the best day of our lives.

John + Anna, big congrats + best wishes from GWS!

photography: Golden Hour Studios // venue: Onteora Mountain House Boiceville, New York // florals: Ariel Dearie Flowers // invitations: LadyFingers Letterpress // reception flower crown: Anna Mulaney (Bride) // makeup: Anna Mulaney (Bride) // hair: Max Gierl From Mizu Hair Salon // catering: Blue Mountain Bistro // dj: Constantine Ptohos Aka DJ Kahn // groom’s attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke // bridesmaids’ dresses: Ivy And Aster // ceremony headpiece: Untamed Petals From Gabriella New York BFromridal Salon // shoes: Badgley Mischka // wedding dress: Jenny Packham // videography: Long Haul Films
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