Eclectic Celestial Wedding Inspiration

stargazers inspiration

We suppose it’s safe to call it Geode Day here at GWS (backtrack to our morning post if you’re just now stopping by!) and we’re totally crushing on the gorgeous 1970’s Edwardian vibe of our next feature. Dallas + Jamie, the real-life lovers from this eclectic celestial styled shoot, are just the cutest! They love exploring constellations together and are fans of all things mystical + vintage.  So it goes without saying that there couldn’t have been a more perfect duo to showcase in a setting sprinkled with twinkling gems, wild florals, whimsical vintage garb and moroccan-style design elements. We’ve gotta give it up to the amazing Ashleigh Hobson, who conceptulized, photographed, and designed the whole editorial! We think it’s just the inspiration boho couples need for ideas on how to bring the cosmos to their wedding day!

stargazers invitation

stargazers inspiration

oval ring


The gorgeous florals from The Flower Girls incorporated lots of ferns, reticulated pussy willow, english ivy and a good dose of wild + free. And we’re loving the headpiece they made to crown Dallas’ dreads! So, so rad!

stargazers inspiration

stargazers boutonniere

back necklace

long braids

mixed rings

stargazers bouquet

stargazers inspiration


And we’re crazy about Dallas’ two piece wedding dress; a vintage find from Mustang Annees.

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stargazers inspiration

stargazers seating chart


The shoot’s paper goods had such a unique feel. Ashleigh sourced the star maps from Vintage Inclination + CastafioreOldPrints and the 2014 Lunar Calendar from Kin of Kin, all of which really helped unite the setting.

stargazers seating chart

stargazers tablescape


Pretty sure this is our dream tablescape! The mix of all the brass + geode details is just so good!

stargazers table names

stargazers table card

stargazers geodes

stargazers tablescape

stargazers

stargazers


Rustic sweets, like lemon rosemary pound cake + a maple hazelnut buttermilk cake sat atop geometric end tables, under star prints + a science chart of the moon.

moon print

stargazers inspiration

stargazers inspiration

stargazers inspiration

wild bouquet

stargazers inspiration


Such a fun concept! Big thanks to Ashleigh + the talented creatives below for sharing their beautiful work with us today!

photography, planning + design: Ashleigh Hobson // venue: Log Home at Stevenson Ridge Spotsylvania, Virginia // florals: The Flower Girls Inc // rentals: Paisley & Jade // dress: Mustang Annees Vintage Clothing // star maps: Vintage InclinationCastafioreOldPrints // 2014 Lunar Calendar: Kin of Kin // tube rings: LibbyOhio // knuckle rings: That Winsome Girl // rough topaz ring: Alohagaia

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Makeup Tutorial: Temptu Airbrush Makeup

temptu makeup tutorial

If you are thinking about doing your own makeup for your wedding events, we have a fun tutorial today using the TEMPTU Airbrush makeup system. With TEMPTU, you can achieve a natural-looking, flawless finish that only TEMPTU airbrush makeup can deliver with their patented technology and pro-based formula. And a big thanks to Sazan for modeling the kit and sharing how she would use the system for a summer wedding. :)

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Step 1: Foundation
With a clean face, I applied TEMPTU’s Natural 007 AIRpod foundation all over my face. It can be a little nerve-wrecking the first time you try it so here are some helpful application tips below to keep in mind.

• SOFT TOUCH: Light and steady pressure on the trigger.
• KEEP MOVING: Move hand slowly in small even circles.
• BACK OFF: Stay 4 – 6 inches away for a feather-light finish.

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Step 2: Concealer (optional)

I am a victim to dark circles so I can’t skip concealer. Like ever. I applied TEMPTU’s Undereye Concealer in Medium 108 mixed with their amazing Concealer Wheel. You might not need the stick because the concealer wheel works so perfectly. If you do get the stick, I recommend going half a shade or one shade lighter since dark circles tend be darker than our overall skin tone.

Step 3: Blush (cheeks and lips)

My favorite part! I love a rosy cheek and matching lip. I applied TEMPTU’s AIRpod blush in Jade Rose to my cheeks and a little on my lips. Yes.. I said lips! Their blushes are uniquely designed to work as a lip stain as well. I thought that was pretty cool when I found out!

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Step 4: Highlight

To finish off my look I used TEMPTU’s AIRpod highlighter in Gold to add a little extra glow to my collar bone, cheek bones, and shoulder blades. This especially looks great if you’re wearing a strapless gown/dress.

The spray is so light you can even target a subtle amount to your eye’s tear ducts and cupid’s bow for an extra soft glow! Remember, a highlighter’s purpose is to highlight so keep it subtle!

And the final result!

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So fun! If you have a wedding coming up TEMPTU’s Bridal Kit (below) is a great idea. It can be used for just about anyone in the wedding party whether it’s for the bride-to-be, bridesmaid, entire bridal party, mother of the bride OR if you’re a guest of a wedding(s)! It’s a universal kit and you get the option to customize your shades. The kit includes 3 Foundations, 2 Blushes, a Highlighter, Primer, Bronzer and 2 concealers. And, we have a 20% off code to use with any airbrush kit – just enter GWS20 at checkout (valid until 6/27)

temptu makeup kit


*This post is brought to you in partnership with TEMPTU. Please visit their site for more helpful tips on airbrush makeup. Thanks for being supportive of our sponsors!

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Radiant Orchid Wedding Inspiration

radiant orchid inspiration

When you throw around the words Moroccan, geometric, metallic + geode, you’re definitely speaking our language. And today’s unique wedding inspiration, captured by Lauren Scotti + designed by Kelsey Events, incorporated all of those pretty things – and more – into one very fun + glam editorial! Initially inspired by the Pantone color of the year, radiant orchid, the team wanted to pull together a refreshing setting that would highlight this stunning, edgy hue of purple, and pair it with gems + stones, all the best kinds of metallic details and, of course, a little Moroccan flare. We’re pretty much in love + know you will be, too…

geometric orchid invitation

gold heels

radiant orchid bride

radiant orchid bride


The bouquet included so many fun textures, but the best being those gorgeous, faceted geodes!

geode and orchid bouquet

pink bow tie

groom

vintage bride orchid

radiant orchid inspiration

radiant orchid inspiration

geometric orchid invitation


From Lauren, I wanted to bring some new elements to the shoot that were not your standard wedding day look. Something that was pulled from real life + fashion. I started getting really excited about rocks and geodes and we began to look everywhere. You can easily find these gems in all kinds of accessories right now, but our search for the right inspiration continued. Finally one evening Missy Fine’s geode replica charger plates popped up in my instagram feed and I about died! I called her first thing in the morning to bring her on board and she was thrilled to be a part. Not to mention she owned tons of gorgeous rocks and gems AND made a 5 foot replica of the geode for our ceremony backdrop!

radiant orchid inspiration

greenery backdrop

lanterns

giant geode backdrop

radiant orchid inspiration

radiant orchid inspiration

radiant orchid inspiration

radiant orchid inspiration

geode wall

radiant orchid inspiration


Loving those lush garlands, both decorating the table + overhead! And, of course, we’re always fans of a good Moroccan rug pulling a scene together!

radiant orchid inspiration

geode place card

radiant orchid inspiration

geode charger

wire names


Missy Fine’s custom replica geode chargers really are something else, right?!

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radiant orchid inspiration

table numbers

radiant orchid inspiration

geode charger


Pile on the geodes, please!

radiant orchid inspiration

green table runner

radiant orchid inspiration

bud vase

rock candy

radiant orchid inspiration

cupcake

geode cupcakes

radiant orchid inspiration


Gorgeous, right?! Thanks to all of the talented creatives below for sharing their take on the Pantone color of the year with us today! Is anyone out there using this rich, bold hue as part of their wedding color palette?

photography: Lauren Scotti Photographer // planning + design: Kelsey Events // venue: The Loft on Pine Long Beach, California // florals: Missy Fine // furniture rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals // tabletop rentals: Signature Party // dress: Mon Amie Bridal Salon // hair + makeup: Ashley Gannon // stationery design: KM Paperie // wire design: RLH Creations // tux: Friar Tux // rugs: Badia Designs

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