Romantic Tuscan Wedding Inspiration

italian inspiration

Who doesn’t dream of running off to Tuscany for a romantic Italian elopement or wedding? We know we’re certainly guilty of the thought! The team behind today’s stunning editorial, led by Create Events + captured by Arina B photography, love the idea, too, and wanted to inspire couples who share the vision of getting married among grape vines in a small Italian town.

Europa Village in Temecula, California was the perfect place to stage a setting where fragrant Spring blooms, a neutral color palette, and classic Italian design elements could intermingle and give off the most romantic of feelings! And isn’t it nice to know, SoCal couples, that if traveling abroad just isn’t in the cards,  you can get a beautiful European look right in your own backyard? 

white and yellow bouquet

wreath invitation

italian inspiration

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We’re in major love with that pretty, poppy-filled bouquet by Third Bloom ! Sometimes sticking with classic white is the way to go!

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mary jane heels

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italian inspiration

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italian tablescape

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Such a perfect tablescape!

italian tablescape

italian tablescape

italian inspiration

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flower hair piece

italian inspiration


Feeling a bad case of wanderlust coming on! Big thanks to everyone below for putting together this beautiful + inspiring shoot! Any lucky couples out there traveling overseas for the real thing?

photography: Arina B photography // planning + design: Create Events // venue: Europa Village Temecula, California // florals: Third Bloom // rentals: Farm Tables and More // stationery: Four Things by Cablue // tux rental: Friar Tux // gown: Bridal Couture // hair: Amanda Cain // makeup: Janice Makes Faces

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Introducing Great.ly – A New Place to Shop

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We are excited to share a brand new place to shop for fab indie finds – introducing Great.ly! Great.ly works with indie designers and their favorite tastemakers (bloggers, designers,etc) to curate their own shops with their favorite products. You can shop the Green Wedding Shoes boutique here. We have curated our favorite finds for the home, kids, accessories and of course, weddings + parties!

You’ll also find tastemaker boutiques from some of our other favorites blogs including Glitter Guide, Design Love Fest, SF Girl by the Bay, Small Fry Blog and more. Some of the rad finds you’ll find in the Green Wedding Shoes boutique

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Head on over to Great.ly and let us know what you think!

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Ethereal Beauty from Elizabeth Messina & MunaLuchi Magazine

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Boy do we have a treat for you lovelies today! The prettiest sneak peek into MunaLuchi Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2014 cover editorial, “Ethereal Beauty”, captured by none other than the amazing Elizabeth Messina! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the publication, MunaLuchi Magazine is a stunning print editorial whose goal is to showcase the beauty that is diversity. The name MunaLuchi is the combination of two African names which, when fused together, mean “Beautiful Work of God”. And the company’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, believing that positive imagery is the threshold for confidence, and confidence inspires self love.

We’re positively swooning over this stunning session, featuring devastatingly beautiful gowns by Oscar de la RentaSamuelle CoutureJean Ralph-ThurinClaire Pettibone Chaviano Couture paired with delicate headpieces + veils by Olivia HeadpiecesTwigs and Honey + Delphine Manivet. The images are at once ethereal + powerful, and we’re sure after seeing this glimpse into the pages of MunaLuchi, you’ll want to run out and scoop up a copy of your own to see even more..

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Nikia Phoenix, you’re beautiful!

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From the editors of MunaLuchi, The MunaLuchi bride is bold, beautiful, worldly. She is witty, vibrant and free. She loves the finer things in life, and is not afraid to go after what she wants. She exudes style and grace and is determined to look her very best not just on her wedding day, but every day. She yearns to embrace her culture and seeks inspiration that speaks to her. She comes in all sizes and shades. Simply put, she is beautiful no matter what skin she’s in.

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The Spring/Summer 2014 issue is such a special one. Each one is special actually, but this one’s extra special because it’s our first time doing multiple covers. We showcased images from our cover editorial, “Ethereal Beauty” on all covers instead of just the front.

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puffy sleeve dress

orange flower hair piece

orange flower hair piece


We’re really not sure what to say about these uber-romantic blooms + halos, arranged by Nancy of Oak and the Owl, except WOW! Just the prettiest.

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The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of  MunaLuchi Magazine is on newsstands throughout the country now! To pick up a copy, visit your local Target or Barnes and Noble or find the nearest retailer here.

Big thanks to MunaLuchi Magazine, Elizabeth Messina, and the talented designers + creatives below for allowing us a peek into this beautiful editorial!

photography: Elizabeth Messina // florals + styling: Nancy Teasley of Oak and the Owl // model: Nikia Phoenix // hair: Mann Nance // makeup: Erin Skipley // fashion styling: Jolleson // assistant styling: Naomi Goodman of At First Blush & Co. Events // dresses: Oscar de la RentaSamuelle CoutureJean Ralph-ThurinClaire PettiboneChaviano Couture // headpieces + veils: Olivia HeadpiecesTwigs and HoneyDelphine Manivet // jewelry: (earrings) Ben Amun courtesy of Thomas Laine // shoes: Oscar de la Renta // calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryTwigs & Honey is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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