A Rustic Meets Modern Los Angeles Wedding: Lindsey + Will

bride and groom

Lindsey + Will are both artists by trade and their work has taken the lead in their adventures together thus far. It brought them together, it was the reason they moved from Texas to Los Angeles and it played a big part in their rustic-meets-modern Los Angeles wedding. The clean lined, greenhouse-like feel of their venue, Elysian, set a fun, playful tone for the day and provided the perfect environment for Lindsey + Will to incorporate a slew of handmade details that helped tell their guests their story. And I love the relaxed approach they took when it came to planning. Here’s a bit more about that from Lindsey:

Will and I are a very laid back couple and rarely are we formal. We don’t stick to too many traditions, in fact the only tradition we kept for our wedding was we didn’t want to see each other the entire day before the ceremony. The rest we made up as we went along. What was most important to us, was that we threw a great party, where a wedding also happened to take place. The typical wedding decor and demeanor just isn’t our style, so we aimed for an artsy, rustic, and whimsical affair with good music, things to play with, a mountain of BBQ, and plenty to drink.

Big thanks to Jessica M. Wood Photography for sharing these gorgeous images with us today + congratulations to Lindsey + Will!

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bridesmaids

bridesmaids

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The pops of berry red throughout the bridal party attire (and wedding design) was a really lovely choice. It looks so great with their otherwise neutral color palette.

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ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

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Love Lindsey’s boho flower crown by Ellamah!

flower crown

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bride and groom

bride and groom

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And I’m just a little bit obsessed with the adorable place settings! The striped cutlery bags are the cutest!

wooden silverware

table numbers

After we were announced for our grand entrance, we sat in front of everyone at our sweetheart table. We couldn't stop remarking on how everything turned out just as we had imagined it. On top of that, there didn't seem to be one person that wasn't talking to another person - we had pulled it off! We were relieved, in love, and ready to enjoy our first party as husband and wife.

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desserts

customized toppers

Processional: Bridal Party: Northern Lights – The Bowerbirds; Bride: These Days – Nico

Recessional: The Man in Me – Bob Dylan

First Dance: I Can't Stop Loving You – Ray Charles

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Be true to yourself. Don't doubt yourself or your ideas. Be sure to choose things that you truly enjoy and that reflect you. Your guests will love anything you pick because you will be giving them a glimpse inside your world. Most importantly, have fun, and I mean SO much fun! This is your celebration!

photography: Jessica M. Wood Photography // venue: Elysian Los Angeles, California // event design: Bride // event planner: Kayla Ton of Pink Cloud 9 // floral design + flower crown: Ellamah // wedding dress: Grace Loves Lace // shoes: Aldo // bridesmaid dresses: Forever 21, Free People, Baby Mabels // hair + makeup: Johcelynn and Lindsay of Neihule Salon // groom suit: J. Crew // paper goods: Bride // catering: Baby Blues BBQ // cake: Frosted Cupcakery // dj: Red Shoe

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Elegant & Organic Fall Wedding Inspiration

white pumpkin walkway

When Desiree Shuey found a gorgeous ivory dress that she had purchased for an event years ago tucked away in the back of her closet, she knew she had to do something with it. Her wheels began turning and after a good amount of time was spent brainstorming, an elegant + organic fall inspired shoot began to take shape. As a self-proclaimed lover of autumn, she knew she wanted to incorporate lots of details that identify with the season – like pumpkins, candles, glass domes, and seasonal foliage – but with a more nontraditional palette of ivory, silver-y sage and rust. So many pretty details for all of you fall brides to be inspired by and pin for your big day!

white pumpkin walkway

white pumpkin walkway


An all-white aisle is so pretty + refined. Loving all the sizes + shapes of the pumpkins Desiree used.

white pumpkin walkway

white pumpkin walkway

fall inspired bouquet


And Collette Budd did a beautiful job creating arrangements that definitely have a fall-like feel, but incorporate Desiree’s fresh color palette.

fall table inspiration

white pumpkin place setting


The place settings are so, so sweet!

fall table inspiration

white pumpkin place setting

fall feathery centerpiece

fall feathery centerpiece

fall pumpkin bride

fall pumpkin bride

fall pumpkin bride


And the tiered naked cake by Sugarmomma perfectly fits the vibe of the shoot!

fall dessert table

fall dessert table

fall pumpkin inspired naked cake


Thank you so much to the creative folks below for sharing this elegant + organic fall wedding inspiration with us today. Hope everyone has a fun + spooky Halloween!

photography + design: Desiree Shuey // location: Lake Arrowhead, California // florist: Collette Budd // cake: Jessica Fonville of Sugarmomma // makeup + hair: Vanessa Irizarry of MUAH

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Greek Mythology Halloween Wedding Inspiration

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Happy Halloween, everyone! Inspired by the Greek mythology of Hades + Persephone, the team behind today’s Halloween wedding inspiration staged an elegant dinner filled with design elements true to the tale and a gorgeous, aphotic color palette. Photographed by Kristen Booth + styled by Simply Sera Events, this shoot is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit with all of it’s dark + moody details! And I’m pretty head over heels for the stunning, black Tadashi Shoji dress – it would be such a fab choice for a bold + daring bride! :) For those of you who don’t know much about Greek Mythology, here’s a snippet of the story of Hades + Persephone from Sera:

Hades is the god of the underworld who kidnapped Persephone, the goddess of vegetation to be his queen. She would have been able to return to the living but because she ate a few pomegranate seeds in the underworld, she must reign as Hade’s queen in the underworld during parts of the year. 

greek mythology inspiration

greek mythology inspiration

deep red bouquet

red boutonniere


Loving all the shades of burgundy + red in the beautiful bouquet by City Flower LA!

black wedding dress

black lace veil

greek mythology inspiration

black vintage trunk

gold calligraphy on black


A detailed synopsis of the story was beautifully written by Calligraphy Katrina on a black tea-length card stock paper with gold ink

gold calligraphy on black

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And how gorgeous are the fragments of gold used throughout the tablescape? The ornate chargers + flatware are so, so pretty.

pomegranate place setting

greek mythology inspiration

greek mythology inspiration

pomegranate

pomegranate

pomegranate


Big thanks to the creatives below for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: Kristen Booth // planning + design: Simply Sera Events // venue: Chatsworth Park Chatsworth, California // florist: City Flower LA // calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina // rentals: Etablir Vintage Event Rentals // chivari chair rentals: A Rental Connection // hair + makeup: Michelle Yoo // dress: Tadashi Shoji // suit: Zara

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