Whimsical Rainbow-Inspired Wedding: Inez + Greg

rainbow bridesmaids

Not everyone can pull off a rainbow-inspired wedding, but hats off (big time!) to those who can! Like today’s adorable duo, Inez + Greg! I + G are a playful couple who wanted their wedding day to reflect their fun vibe. Says Inez, We wanted something bright, happy and colorful, but not over-the-top. Well we think that’s exactly what they created! And we’ve gotta point out that the Stow House in Goleta, California couldn’t have been a more perfect backdrop for all the colorful, geometric-style details dreamt up by the two of them! (Just wait ’til you see!) Here’s a bit more about the inspiration + setting from Inez:

I have always been obsessed with rainbows and anything multicolored, so I loved this idea of a rainbow wedding. Why not pick all the colors? We weren’t sure if we could pull it off and had these doubts throughout the entire process, but things finally started coming together and we could start visualizing it. Many of the geometric elements were inspired by the rainbow prism paper we used to line the invitation envelopes. This whole process was really about taking small ideas and building off of them, and then building off of those new ideas. Ultimately, we just wanted a fun and colorful day of celebration with our closest family and friends!

Big thanks to Maddy + Felicia of I Heart My Groom for the gorgeous captures from the day + cheers to the happy the couple! :)

rainbow invitation

square ring

triangle necklace

rainbow wedding

groom

For all the fellas looking to channel Greg’s wedding day look, we found a very similar driving cap + prism-inspired tie!

first touch

first touch

rainbow nails

rainbow bridesmaids

Inez “assigned” each of her bridesmaids a color + let them select the dress of their choice! The girls totally rocked it, right?! If you’re planning a rainbow-inspired day, or are just looking for a fun, bright dress for a party, here is a sampling of some of our absolute fave rainbow hued frocks:

rainbow bridesmaids

rainbow bridesmaids

LOVE the shots of the ‘maids with their matching bouquets above, and those fun rainbow laces for the guys below!

rainbow laces

rainbow paper gems

rainbow wedding ceremony

rainbow wedding ceremony

rainbow wedding ceremony

Processional: Bridal Party: We Are Going to Be Friends – The White Stripes; Bride: Everlasting Light – The Black Keys

Recessional: You Know Me – Air Traffic Controller

First Dance: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground – The White Stripes

rainbow wedding ceremony

rainbow wedding party

rainbow wedding

rainbow triangle escort card display

Obsessed with their ultra colorful + graphic escort display!

rainbow triangle escort card display

guest book

rainbow centerpieces

What really helped our vision come together was using burlap or natural, woodsy colors to help offset the pops of color. I could joke that Greg is like the burlap that complements my crazy rainbow – we balance each other out yet bring out the best in one another.

dipped pretzel stick

rainbow centerpieces

triangle foldable

first dance

photo booth

rainbow wedding

Isn’t Inez the prettiest bride? We love her look! To achieve a similar feel, try Badgley Mischka’s timeless Gazar Ball Gown paired with this Metallic Carat Belt + Dolce Vita’s Shandy Wedges, and top it off with a fun aztec wrap!

rainbow wedding

paper gem backdrop and bride

rainbow wedding

ring

rainbow wedding

rainbow wedding

Seems like a no-brainer, but surround yourself with people who are going to help and support you leading up to and your special day – not stress you out. Whether it's helping with DIY projects, being a person to bounce ideas off of, or even just providing reassurance that things will be okay, your friends and family will help you keep your sanity and get things done! Coordinators are also an awesome idea!

photography: Maddy Hunter and Felicia Greenwald, I Heart My Groom // venue: Stow House Goleta, California // day-of coordinator: Dalina Klan, Once in a Lifetime // florals: Deb Useldinger and Laurel Harvey // wedding dress: Galina gown, David’s Bridal // hairpieces: fresh flowers from our aunts, placed into the bride’s hair by stylist Jasmine Rivas // shoes: Dolce Vita “Shandy” wedges // bridesmaid dresses: I assigned each of my maids her own color and let them choose their own dresses // hair: Jasmine Rivas (family friend)  // makeup: Sahar Yakhi, Dreamcatcher Artistry // groom suit: Kenneth Cole // wedding rings: Madelynn Cassin Designs // paper goods: printed by Paper Source, overall design by the bride // catering: Country Catering // desserts + savory pie s: Jacqui Wou, Tartisan // music: comprehensive Spotify playlist created by the bride + Jensen Audio

 

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Nouveau Garden Wedding Inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

The inspiration for today’s gorgeous garden editorial came almost exclusively from that beautiful 1950’s pink gown!  A pretty place to start design brainstorming, don’t you think? We love the idea of a non-traditional color for a wedding dress, and it doesn’t get much better than blush pink and ruffles in our opinion. Once it was decided that the dress would be the focal point of the shoot, photographer Jenny Haas and Nikki at Linger Flowers worked on the little details that would tie it all together. Wegerzyn Gardens in Dayton, Ohio provided the dreamy backdrop, ripe for styling with a bright, inviting color palette and whimsical, vintage-inspired details. We just love the fresh, updated take on a garden setting that transpired. Way to go, team!

romantic garden inspiration

pink ruffle dress

romantic bouquet

Such a prefect bouquet! Loving all those punchy hues.

romantic garden inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

And love that Tifani + Michael – a gorgeous in-love couple – were the models for this one! :)

pink ruffle dress

romantic garden inspiration

romantic bouquet

romantic garden inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

ribbon wrapped bouquet

Seriously, that blush gown is a total dream! Any brides-to-be wearing pink come their wedding day?

romantic garden inspiration

garden boutonniere

romantic garden inspiration

vintage tablecloth

vintage flatware

romantic garden inspiration

chalkboard sign

romantic garden inspiration

garden inspired cake

romantic garden inspiration

statement necklace

How pretty is that bold statement necklace? The perfect way to update a vintage dress. A few of of our current fave statement pieces include Modcloth’s Guest A-List Necklace,  Ruche’s Royal Affair Necklace, and just about every last find from Baublebar!

romantic garden inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

romantic garden inspiration

Big thanks to the talented Ohio-based team below for sharing their ideas for a nouveau garden wedding with us today!

photography: Jenny Haas // planning + design: Jenny Haas & Nikki Shenk // venue: Wegerzyn Gardens Dayton, Ohio // florals: Linger Flowers // chalkboard sign: Suzy Richardt Lettering // rentals: Trish from Borrowed Vintage Event Rentals // hair: Caralee // makeup: Trista

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Southwestern Styled Handmade Ranch Wedding: Breeann + Josh

southwestern styled wedding

According to Heather of LVL Weddings & Events, Breeann + Josh’s wedding vibes were initially inspired by a mixture of the calmness of desert plants, vibrant navajo themed prints, and their engagement photo session in Joshua Tree, CA. It was important to them that their wedding be comfortable and fun for everyone to enjoy, and they lucked out big because all of the design ideas they envisioned were executed to perfection by their loved ones (without even planning it that way)! Heather says, Once everyone heard of their amazing wedding vision, each member fell into their natural willingness to help and took charge of a project. From the bridesmaids dresses to the reception decor (think hand-sewn burlap table runners, navajo printed placemats, and mason jars full of candles and succulents!), it’s all so lovely + every handmade element feels like such a fun reflection of this super sweet duo!

Thanks so much to DnA Wylie Photography for sharing these great memories of Breeann and Josh’s day with us + congrats to the happy couple!

ranch entrance

southwestern invitation

bridesmaid dresses

groom kit

first look

first look

first look

southwestern styled wedding

Breeann’s ultra vibrant bouquet is totally winning us over!

southwestern styled wedding

southwestern styled wedding

southwestern styled wedding

southwestern styled wedding

bright orange bouquet

colorful groomsmen ties

Each of the bridesmaids wore custom dresses, made by one of the bridesmaid’s mothers, from fabrics and textiles hand-picked in Mexico. Um, so cool!

colorful bridesmaids

bridesmaid in tights

southwestern ceremony program

southwestern tissue tassel backdrop

And that tassel garland, hanging from the ceremony arbor, was woven together at Breeann’s bridal shower by all the ladies who attended. What a special piece to include! :)

southwestern tissue tassel backdrop

southwestern flower girl

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

To be honest, the mini rain shower during our ceremony was my favorite part of the wedding! The warmth and comfort I felt in those cold skies and sprinkles was unreal. To be nestled under colorful fabrics, marrying the man of my dreams, with all of our favorite people witnessing our vows, my heart was so full and nothing could have taken that away... I could have stood in that moment forever! Despite months of planning every last detail, all we really needed was LOVE to make the day ridiculously magical. The guests didn’t seem to mind the sprinkles either as the skies cleared just in time to celebrate and dance the night away under the stars, crisp air, and heating lamps! :)

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

southwestern ceremony

selfie

southwestern little ones

wedding party

Breeann wore one of our fave BHLDN pieces, the Trickling Capelet, to complement her pretty, understated dress.

BHLDN capelet bride

feather tag escort cards

feather tag escort cards

southwestern tablescape

table numbers

wooden tag favor

food truck wedding

Sliders or Tacos? How can you choose?! We heart the whole food-truck-at-weddings thing!

chalkboard taco sign

bride and groom with VW bus

What a beautiful day! Cheers, Breeann + Josh! And best wishes for the sweetest life of love together!

photography: DnA Wylie Photography // wedding planning: Heather at LVL Weddings & Events // catering: MIHO gastrotruck // venue: Bandy Canyon Ranch Escondido, California // florals: Murjhana at Floral Fantasia // paper goods: CRAFTE design // photo booth: Amigo photobooth // go-pro videographer: friend of the bride + groom’s, Jon Frederico // hair: Barbara Gonzales // makeup: Jennifer Edwards // officiant: Pastor Jon Nichols, Hope Church North Park // groom’s tux: J.Crew // bride’s dress: second hand purchase from Preowned Wedding Dresses // reception capelet: BHLDN // dj: Tim Hwang // mc: John Morin // sound: Alex Fine

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