Spanish-Inspired Boho Luxe Wedding: Alyx + Stephen

red bridesmaid dresses

We’re all kinds of in love with today’s red, green + gold wedding, captured beautifully by our girl Danielle Poff! Alyx + Stephen’s wedding has the perfect feel for the holidays, but their design ideas would work gorgeously for a wedding held any time during the year. They totally went for it with their Spanish-inspired boho luxe theme (a killer, unique concept if you ask us). And each detail they included, which you’ll see below, truly inspires us to no end. We think you’ll definitely  feel the same. Let’s hear a bit more about it all from the beautiful bride:

Our biggest inspiration for the day was location. We really wanted our wedding day to be very us, so we made sure our venue was local and relative to our relationship. We met in high school, so our hometown is part of our love story. Plus we wanted all our friends and family there to party with us! We both love the beach and Spanish style architecture, so The Casino San Clemente (in San Clemente, California) was the perfect venue. The style inspiration was some kind of beachy-spanish-boho-luxe. We didn’t want the wedding to be too “wedding-ish” but have a bohemian feel mixed with some touches of glamour. We really love the idea of mashing up things together- juxaposition. We had a plated dinner of gourmet hamburgers with family style homemade mac & cheese, for goodness sake!

floral bridesmaid robes

floral bridesmaid robes

red bridesmaid dresses

All in the Detail Design helped A + S pull together their design ideas (and boy are they good!). The wedding party style was totally on point, too. The girls in their bright red dresses from Flynn Skye + the guys in super sharp-looking black suits – just so good. If you love this wedding’s vibe as much as us, shop it below to get the look:

red bridesmaid dresses

open back bridesmaid dresses

Nicole Miller wedding dress

Nicole Miller wedding dress

ribbon bouquet

How gorge is Alyx’s peach + ivory bouquet by Cassie of Wildflower of San Clemente?

veil with flower piece

Nicole Miller wedding dress

groomsmen

groomsmen

chalkboard

Casino San Clemente

Our Vows to each other. It was so magical to express our truest emotions about one another in front of all our loved ones. We cried, we laughed, and we recommend writing your own vows to anyone considering it.

Casino San Clemente

wedding party

wedding party

confetti

Processional: Traditional Wedding March on Acoustic Spanish Guitar

Recessional: That's What's Up – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

First Dance: Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You – Franke Valli (sung live by Soulicious)

confetti

San Clemente wedding

San Clemente wedding

San Clemente wedding

Major love for these sunset beach shots Danielle captured of the cutie newlyweds!

San Clemente wedding

gold bow heels

San Clemente wedding

chalkboard hashtah sign

Alyx shares, With our new last name being “House”, we had so much fun playing with that for wedding details. It made things really unique to us and fun for guests. We had a list of House Rules, House Margaritas, the bar was “On the House”, each table had a bottle of House Sauce, our wedding cake was the shape of a house, and of course we entered the reception to Brick House as our band was revealed as a surprise to guests.

vintage lounge

vintage lounge

candle mantle

card box

boho table

fringe garland

gold green tablescape

gold green tablescape

So many fun gold touches! And we just adore the abundant greenery table runners, too.

garland table runner

gold table runner

gold table runner

gold votive decor

moroccan lantern decor

moroccan lantern decor

dessert bar

dessert bar

sparkler exit

See even more in Alyx + Stephen’s wedding video by The Hubs Films:

Consider a band! Ah we loved our band and they rocked the house! It was so fun! We kept them a secret until our entrance into the reception and people freaked out. Guests loved it, we loved, and it ultimately created such a fun and unique experience!

photography: Danielle Poffenbarger of Danielle Poff Photography // venue: The Casino San Clemente San Clemente, California // event design: Bride & MOB // event planning: Amy Beck of All in the Detail Design // florals: Cassie of Wildflower of San Clemente // wedding dress: Nicole Miller // hairpieces: Alyx House (bride), Promised Land Jewelry // veil: Marie Nelson, West Coast Couture, Wildflower of San Clemente // shoes: Nine West // bridesmaid dresses: Flynn Skye // hair: Sundara Salon // makeup: Julie Koeth // groom suit: Vera Wang // videography: The Hubs Films // paper goods: Alyx House (bride) // catering: Iva Lees // cake: Shannon Powers of Dreamy Sweets Pastries // rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals // officiant: Father James D. House, groom’s father // reception music: Soulicious, Kristen Madison – kristenmadison@gmail.com // film developing + scans: Photovsion Prints

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

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Holiday Party from Dart DJs + Gather Events

Lombardi House barn

Just last week the GWS Team was sippin’ cocktails + saying hey to our industry friends at Dart DJs‘ awesome annual holiday ‘office’ party! This year the event was held at one of our fave LA spots, the Lombardi House in Hollywood, and was beautifully designed by the girls at Gather Events. The hashtag for the night was #holidaypartydown and, seriously, it was such a fun time! (We think that totally comes across in Rad and in Love‘s images from the night, too!) We’ve posted about past ‘office’ parties before, but let’s have the Dart DJs team catch us up to speed with their inspiration + concept for this event:

The wedding industry is an awesome and tight knit community of vendors and creatives who often work from home with a staff of one or two people. While we all work together on weekends, there is no office or weekday community for the large portion of us. As a result, we wanted to create a holiday party as a gathering for the larger “office” that is the wedding industry. Without agenda or networking, we wanted to create a party that was warm, festive and communal, a place where all of our friends could toast the end of the season and kick their shoes off for a day.

Dart Holiday Party

Dart Holiday Party

boogie down graphics

Robin from Gather Events tells us: Our ‘Mod Wonderland’ concept took cues from the beautiful neutral backdrop of the event barn at Lombardi House. We chose a stark winter white, icy blue and shiny silver color palette. We added in mid-century modern furniture lounges from Modernica Props, retro plates and glassware from Borrowed Blu and lots of sparkly details to keep things festive.

We cozied up the lounges with our own dyed modern snowflake pillows and Borrowed Blu’s plush throws and pillows. Twig and Twine’s pretty florals added a softness to the otherwise stark design.

holiday party down

snowy branches

Dart Holiday Party

Dart Holiday Party

Mod Wonderland lounge

tree backdrop

Smilebooth was there, catching everyone’s best party grins behind Gather’s 3D string art trees!

tree backdrop

Mod Wonderland lounge

Mod Wonderland lounge

drink it down

And The Whaling Club got everyone in the holiday spirit with two varieties of festive punch! (You might recognize their name since we shared their gorgeous wedding last month!)

swizzle sticks

swizzle sticks

holiday punch

holiday punch

Dart Holiday Party

snacks

Small bites were provided by Bread And Water + pretty, winter-y florals by Twig and Twine.

Lombardi House

Dart Holiday Party

Giant silver mylar balloons were used to spell out the holiday hashtag, #holidaypartydown. Robin shares, Later, when the party got really wild, we pulled them off the walls for guests to bat around on the dance floor. And then we made it SNOW!

Dart Holiday Party

Thanks so much to Dart DJs + Gather Events for throwing such a fun holiday bash! We love to give you all a peek into what really goes on in this fun wedding industry, so we hope you enjoyed checking out this party as much as we loved attending and sharing!

photography: Rad and in Love // host + dj: Dart DJs // venue: Lombardi House Hollywood, California // band: Django Foxtrot // event design + production: Gather Events // event planning + logistics: The Love Riot // catering: Bread And Water // cocktails + bar: The Whaling Club // paper goods + signage: Lupa + Pepi // dessert: Sweet Lucies, Sweet and Saucy Shop // photobooth: Smilebooth // florals: Twig and Twine // tabletop + decorative rentals: Borrowed Blu // furniture rentals: Modernica Props // rentals + lighting: Signature Party Rentals // valet: Jeffrey Valet // alcohol sponsors: Ole Smoky Moonshine, Newcastle

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Romantic Pennsylvania Estate Wedding: Andrea + Peter

romantic Pennsylvania wedding

A wedding like today’s is the perfect example of a timeless + classic celebration done right. So insanely lovely that you’ll look back on your images (these ones are by the talented Lauren Fair Photography) every decade with nothing but contentment; no regrets in sight! But what makes Andrea + Peter’s day even better is that, although it appears to be more traditional with all those romantic details, if you really look closely, you’ll see they incorporated so much of themselves into the design, which gave the whole setting a super fun spin. Andrea explains all that in more depth below:

Peter willingly let me take the wheel when it came to bringing to life our wedding day vision, which I would describe as secret garden meets fairytale romance! I envisioned shades of pinks, deep reds, creams, lush greens, and gold accents. Because I’m the ultimate girly girl, I knew that I wanted to balance out all of the feminine aspects with some touches that would reflect Peter’s very manly & outdoorsy personality as well. It turns out that playing up our ying/yang personalities in our design was the best decision because it created a unique look! I owe all of this to Belovely Floral & Event Design, who completely took my vision and ran with it, making it better than I could have ever imagined! Peter and I were absolutely blown away by it all, as were our guests.

girly pink bouquet

glitter clutch

rings on glitter

floral robe bridesmaids

bridesmaids see bride

bridesmaid bar necklace

bride

flower dress details

And she also tells us a bit about her gorgeous blush pink Liancarlo wedding dress, Two months after we got engaged, my Mom passed away after her long battle with breast cancer. I was absolutely devastated, and have never been more thankful to have such an amazing man by my side to help me through what was the toughest experience of my life. I knew immediately that I wanted to incorporate as many little touches of her as I could into our wedding day. Because I wasn’t stuck on the traditional white dress, I was thrilled when I fell in love with a blush pink dress. As a huge supporter of breast cancer charities, this was to honor my Mom in the form of the most important dress I would ever wear! From my dress, to the bouquet charm, to the homemade limoncello favors as a nod to her favorite drink, it was hard not to feel like my Mom was there with us in spirit and that helped me smile through the day!

Liancarlo wedding dress

first look

My favorite moment from our day was definitely our first look! I can't even begin to say how much relief I felt after seeing Peter before our ceremony! My nerves were instantly at ease and I'm so happy we decided to do that. Plus, I instantly smile remembering how speechless Peter was when he first saw me in my dress! Immediately after the first look, our photographer and videographer gave us 5 uninterrupted minutes to just walk off and be alone to take everything in, which I think was the greatest gift! We were so overwhelmed by all the emotions and attention, and it was so special to have those few minutes to just look at each other and be in the moment!

first look

Pennsylvania wedding

girly pink bouquet

Liancarlo wedding dress

Pennsylvania wedding

wooden wedding sign

Pennsylvania wedding

dusty pink bridesmaids

romantic wedding party

dusty pink bridesmaids

Love the bridesmaids’ Dessy dresses. Such a perfect color, right?!

flower crown bridesmaids

balcony garland

wooden wedding sign

dusty pink bridesmaids

Pennsylvania wedding

Pennsylvania wedding

Pennsylvania wedding

Pennsylvania wedding

A + P said their venue (Cairnwood Estate in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania) made them feel like they were being whisked away to a European chateau. We think that was the perfect description for the property. It’s such a good one!

Pennsylvania wedding

heart wreath seating chart

vintage lounge

calligraphy quotes on wood

There was lots of pretty calligraphy happening at the reception! We don’t think we’ll ever tire of this look…

calligraphy quotes on wood

glam reception tablescape

sequin chevron runner

glitter table number

sequin chevron runner

And we’re definitely on board with these sequin chevron table runners! Something about them feels extra perfect when paired with the bright centerpieces Belovely Floral & Event Design put together.

favors

sequin chevron runner

gold scattered cake

first dance

Want to see more? Check out the film below by Clickspark:

I think my biggest piece of advice having gone through it all is kind a cliche, but it would be to not lose sight of what the day is truly all about. As a bride, it's extremely easy to get caught up in it all. Even though you'll be surrounded by so many guests who came to support you, don't forget to be a little selfish on your wedding day and steal moments together away from the crowd to just take it all in! Some of my favorite memories from our night were made when Peter and I wandered off to a quiet space to just enjoy a quiet moment!

photography: Lauren Fair Photography // venue: Cairnwood Estate Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania // event design: Belovely Floral & Event Design // event planning: the bride // florals: Belovely Floral & Event Design // wedding dress: Liancarlo from Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore, PA // hairpieces: Jenny Packham from Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore, PA // shoes: Benajmin Adams // bridesmaid dresses: Dessy from Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore, PA // hair: Jill Kozar’s Up You Do // makeup: Cheekadee Makeup Artists // groom suit: Black by Vera Wang, from Men’s Wearhouse // videography: Clickspark // paper goods: Just Ink on Paper // catering: Karen Spire Catering & Events // cake: Ciao Bella Cakes // rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals // officiant: Reverend Melinda Angstadt of Celebrations of the Spirit // ceremony musician: Michael Noecker // dj: The Masters Group

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