Colorful Retro Big Sur Elopement: Laurie + DJ

Colorful Retro Elopement

Some may say a serene beach view + a vibrant color palette just don’t mix, but we think Laurie + DJ’s retro cliffside Big Sur elopement just might change a couple of minds. These two wanted to keep it really small + intimate, and let their own personalities and styles take center stage. So naturally, a private ceremony, with an amazing backdrop (made by the genius team at E Events Co.) and opting for one of their dearest friends to act as the officiant, felt just right. With nothing but the sound of the waves crashing behind them, Laurie + DJ sealed the deal + we’re so glad to have a peek at the pretty captured by the talented Molly Gilholm!

elopement paper goods

kate spade glitter heels

YES to sparkly Kate Spade heels!

colorful bouquet

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

And we can’t get over Laurie’s stunning wedding dress, which was a totally killer vintage find! Something that beautiful needed a really stylish bouquet to complement it, and Willi Wildflower delivered with an anemone, fern + protea filled beauty.

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

colorful bouquet

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

red balloons

colorful paper fan ribbon backdrop

Really, does it get any better than this? The E Events Co. team took inspiration from Laurie + DJ’s love of the 60s, along with their unique personality + style, to craft a stunning altar that would be fitting for the fun + colorful duo that they are!

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

donuts

Colorful Retro Elopement

Colorful Retro Elopement

Since we heart Laurie’s sweet bridal get-up so much, we’ve pulled together a shopping guide for a similar style below!

bride

Colorful Retro Elopement

Make sure you have an amazing photographer to capture all the moments -- big and small.

photography: Molly Gilholm // event planning + design: E Events Co. // venue: Big Sur, California // florals: Willi Wildflower // wedding dress: Vintage // shoes: Kate Spade //  hair: Camila Davis // makeup: Beauty By M // paper goods: Waldo Press // officiant: friend of the bride + groom

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryE Events Co. is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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Wedding Stationery + Decor Giveaway from Minted!

Minted Invitations

Sometimes it can seem like there are about a million little pieces to the wedding puzzle, so anything that can be streamlined + made even the slightest bit easier is sure to be a welcome thing! We bet by now you’ve heard of Minted + have likely fallen in love with their gorgeous wedding invites + stationery items made by their community of talented independent artists. But what you might not know about them is that they also provide end-to-end styling for your big day, with a wide selection of save the dates, invitations, menus and place cards along with their gorgeous, new matching wedding websites! Check out some of our favorite Minted pieces below, with more details about their new websites, too! And don’t forget to enter the amazing giveaway from Minted at the very end of the post!

Minted Invitations

Minted Invitations

Minted Invitations

We’re big fans of gold foil-pressed paper around here, and the designers at Minted know how to do it right!

Minted Invitations

Minted Invitations

Minted Invitations

Minted Invitations

Minted Invitations

As part of  Minted’s first foray into digital, they’ve just released 116 new wedding websites available to match their stunning wedding stationery suites! The sites are available in three formats + multiple colorways and, like their other products, are designed by their community of independent artists. The best news yet? They are FREE for a limited time!

Minted Invitations

And for the details you’ve probably been waiting for – Minted’s stationery + decor giveaway! One lucky winner will receive the grand prize of $500 towards Minted’s gorgeous wedding products and three runner ups will win prizes of $100! To enter, click here or on the graphic above anytime between now and August 17th, 2015.

Best of luck to all who enter!

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Laid-Back English Barn Wedding: Tasha + Toby

England Wedding

When Tasha + Toby began planning their stylish + carefree West Sussex barn wedding, they decided two things were their biggest priorities: for the day to be as relaxed as possible + for their guests to be treated with the best food + drinks they could imagine. Thanks to a stunning setting, a relaxed timeline + a delicious BBQ feast, their intentions were easily achieved. When it came to the handmade decor + design, Tasha tells us, We wanted to make a lot of decorations ourselves for the wedding from the outset, Pinterest was definitely a huge inspiration in this – I’m not sure how people plan a wedding without it these days. The idea was to create things that were slightly industrial, delicate, floral, and fun – all of this mixed together seemed to shape our day and was just very ‘us’!

We think they totally achieved what they set out to do! Big, big thanks to The Lou’s for the gorgeous images + congrats to Tasha + Toby on such a lovely day!

wooden bow tie

lion drawing

BHLDN wedding dress

pastel bridesmaids

Tasha wore a stunning BHLDN wedding dress, with a crown + bouquet crafted by My Bouquet Day. Her gorgeous bridesmaids wore dresses from Forever 21New Look + Dorothy Perkins – with fun, faux crowns from H&M!

stock bouquet

England Wedding

England Wedding

confetti exit

England Wedding

England Wedding

Views as far as the eye can see! Love these portraits captured by The Lou’s!

England Wedding

England Wedding

England Wedding

England Wedding

pastel bridesmaids

pastel dresses

England Wedding

England Wedding

England Wedding

England Wedding

chalkboard sign

wooden palette menu

ladder seating chart

nail string art

We love the string art pieces T + T made! Make your own heart or design piece by following these easy steps from our string art DIY!

barn reception

wooden table numbers

bud vases

giant balloon with tassels

naked cake table

barn wedding

There are so many moments from our wedding that were incredibly special! We found that our time spent having our photos taken gave us a chance to just take a moment to be together. Taking the time to soak in everything that was going on around us was amazing and well-needed! Naturally the speeches from our Dad’s and the trio of Best Men were something we’ll never forget - they were tear-jerking, belly-laughing moments for sure!

first dance

See more in the lovely film below by Show & Tell!

Toby would say: "If you're going to make things for the wedding make them early!” These are wise words we needed at the start of our wedding planning (oops!) Most things for our wedding were hand-made, Pinterest inspired goodness, however this took a LOT of time - definitely do not feel silly making your decorations a year in advance. Think of all the relaxing you can do closer to the wedding when it’s all finished! Apart from that, try to take everything in your stride and enjoy every family and friend bonding moment leading up to the big day.

photography: The Lou’s // venue: Dorset House Barn West Sussex, England // florals + flower crown: My Bouquet Day // wedding dress: BHLDN // bridesmaids flower crowns: H&M // shoes: New Look // bridesmaid dresses: Forever 21New Look, Dorothy Perkins // hair + makeup: Makeup (Bride) Hair – Lovely Friend // groom’s suit: Zara // wooden bowties: Two Guys Bow Ties // videography: Show & Tell // paper goods: Emma Kenny // catering: Susan Quinn Catering // cake: Family Friend // officiant: Rev. Tom Robson – St. Margaret’s Church, Angmering // music: Pop Life

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