Inga Nataya Wedding Dresses

Inga Nataya Wedding Dresses

Inga Nataya wedding dresses are exclusively + meticulously conjured for Boho, Victorian, and Downton Abbey inspired brides. Designed by Uzbekistan born and California raised Inga Nataya, Inga draws her inspiration from every last detail that is found in the world heritage dresses of Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. Many styles, with hand-crafted embroidery, were inspired by unique French style embroideries as well as Victorian and Irish Lace style elements of the wedding dresses that were so popular during the years of 1700-1920’s in the world of fashion.

Love the dress above? It’s the Raphaela, designed especially for brides who love the mix of Boho and couture. Check out some of the other dresses from Inga Nataya below…

Inga Nataya Wedding Dress

Inga Nataya Wedding Dress


Dahlia (below and comes in both peach + white) is a truly original design for lovers of unique wedding trends. It is tailor-made for brides who prefer the bowler steampunk and dandy style cylinder hats with lively flowers to the standard chapel.

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Inga Nataya Wedding Dress


Inga Nataya dresses are hand-crafted and adorned with the signature rare elements of decoration and embroidery. Each dress is custom tailored to the necessary parameters (non standard figures) and lengths.

How gorgeous is the Siren dress below? Super perfect for a Bohemian wedding…

Inga Nataya Wedding Dress


Be sure to head over to Inga Nataya to see their full collection of wedding dresses, veils, and mother-of-the-bride dresses!

SPECIAL OFFER for GWS Readers:  Inga Nataya will offer a 5% discount for all orders made before February 14th 12pm EST.

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1970’s LoveFest Wedding: Carissa + Adam – Part 2

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We’re back + ready to share all the pretty that is Carissa + Adam’s 1970’s LoveFest reception! (And in case you missed it, you can see Part 1 here!) These guys didn’t overlook anything — covering all the design bases, big and small. Being a creative herself, Carissa worked closely with the ladies at Sweet Sunday Events to craft a party that represented her + Adam to a tee. And while it’s hard to pinpoint my favorite detail, I have to call out the super whimsical table textiles! So, so fun + so fitting for their sweet retro theme.

More about the design from Sweet Sunday Events, At the reception, mod tables with chrome legs lined either side of the dance floor and lounge area on the second floor. On them, rested a seamless mix of hand crafted floral runners, printed napkins, and glittered utensil bags. With the flowering vines hanging above each table and real flower arrangements full of ranunculus, tulips, and dahlias sitting below, a stunning color block effect covered the space. Sparkling gold chia pets, custom teal banquet seating, and mod white vases holding tapered candles and sequins were just a few more of the tidbits added to this space…

love signs

vintage vw bus

gold wedding dress

gold wedding dress

whimsical pink bouquet

bride and groom with vw bus


More paper flowers were strung from the ceiling over the guest tables!

hanging paper flower decor

pink themed table

glitter napkins

pink centerpieces

purple themed table

hanging paper flowers over tables

hanging paper flowers over tables

tall skinny candles


Such cute cutlery bags + table signage!

reserved floral sign

gold sequins in a cup

yellow florals

colored tables

vintage couch lounge

heart drink stirer


And I’m truly obsessed with these four fun cakes! They were baked + designed by Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery, based in Arlington, Texas. Darling, right?

four colorful cakes

pink cascading flower cake

gold painted cake

winged chairs for bride and groom

first dance

first dance


The newlyweds were showered in a flurry of  biodegradable pink + purple confetti before they jumped into a 70s VW van + headed off to start their new life together! :)

confetti


And check out their slow-mo booth video! Love it!

Our wedding turned out just how we wanted, but it definitely took some hard lessons early on to get there. My number one piece of advice would be to not be afraid to ask for help. I had experience in the wedding industry so always pictured myself (and also prided myself) on being a DIY bride. I quickly learned, though, that an empty loft space, a 200+ guest list, an overly active imagination as well as a full time job made for many sleepless nights and an impossible task. If you feel overwhelmed, hire a professional that is great at their job and work TOGETHER to make your vision a reality. It does not make you any less of a creative person and you will enjoy your process so much more. The key is not being afraid to voice your opinions and ideas to create the wedding that is perfect for you. Make it a joint effort with your vendors. Two heads are always better than one! A few months in, I ended up throwing in the towel and contacted Sweet Sunday. It was the best decision I could have ever made. But no matter what, DIY or not, HIRE A DAY OF COORDINATOR. It will save your life. Trust me. Just do it. The last thing you want to do on the day is to worry about running your own wedding.

From the very beginning, also really evaluate what is most important to you and budget your wedding accordingly. If you are like me, it is ALL important, but there are still certain things that you like more than others. If you are on a budget, focus on ACTIONS that could be memorable to your guest versus high cost items. Spend the money on what you think will make your wedding impactful and do some hardcore research to find the vendors that will make that happen. Don’t sweat the rest of it. Your budget and sanity will thank you.

photography: June Bug Company // planning + design: Sweet Sunday Events (now Without Wax, Katy) // venue: 333 First Ave Dallas, Texas // florals: Sweet Sunday Events // videography: Take 4 Studio // invitations, paper goods + mural: The Stationery Bakery // officiant: Rick Daussat // catering: Jim Lee Events // hair + makeup: JTorry Makeup Artistry // dj: Andy Austin // cake: Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery // modern furniture + transportation: Swanky Couch // marching band: Kevin Butler // linens: Sequin Linens from La Tavola // reception chairs: TLC Rentals // crystal reception headpiece: Doloris Petunia // bridal shop: Serendipity Bridal // dress designer: Sarah Seven // slow mo booth: Mike Jensen – mike@pixelworkers.tv

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1970’s LoveFest Wedding: Carissa + Adam – Part 1

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Ladies + gents, boy do we have a treat for you today! Carissa + Adam’s colorful, 1970’s LoveFest is guaranteed to be just the ticket to get you through your mid-week slump! Think 1200 handmade paper blooms, an ombre polka dot aisle runner, a VW bus, gold wedding dress, slow-mo video booth and so much more! We didn’t want you to miss a thing, so we’ve broken it down into two fabulous parts. First up, their cheerful + inspiring ceremony – and be sure to check back in  a bit to see their fun-filled reception in all its glory!

A bit more from the beautiful bride, From the moment we started planning the wedding, we knew we wanted to do something unique, fun, retro and beautiful all wrapped up into one; to transform the white walled loft into our own little land of happiness. We are both obsessed with retro music and that time in general, so it was only fitting to have a music, pattern and socially inspired 70’s wedding. We also wanted to make sure it was a personal representation of us as a couple and the awesome life we live with our hilarious friends and family; leaving tradition at the door and making this a night everyone will remember. Instead of a wedding, we called it our “Love Fest”, which was apparent from the moment you walked in the door. Guests were served my favorite cookie and a tasty cocktail before the ceremony; I walked down the aisle to the Love album version of Hey Jude and instead of flowers, the wedding party held gold + teal painted tambourines and signs which were used to jam out to the music together once I reached the altar to my soon-to-be husband…

Sounds pretty epic, don’t you think? A big shout out to the incredible design team from Sweet Sunday Events + to June Bug Company for the gorgeous photography. And, of course, congrats to Carissa + Adam on a super rad day!

record invitation

nude wedges

gold dress bride

pink bridesmaids

colorful pink bouquet

tambourine bridesmaids


Carissa rocked one of our all time fave dresses, a gold Sarah Seven number, currently available in the GWS Shop!

tambourine bridesmaids

pink socked groomsmen

wallpaper first look

flower crown

colorful wallpaper backdrop

tambourines


We must talk about this ceremony site set-up, yes? A 12′ tall mural, hand-painted by The Stationery Bakery, was suspended from 333 First Ave‘s wooden rafters + adorned with blossoming vines of pink + yellow paper flowers. There’s no way we could love it more!

hanging paper flower cermeony

hanging paper flower cermeony

draped paper flower ceremony backdrop

vintage couches

hanging paper flowers

The most memorable moment of our wedding day would be walking down the aisle and the few moments before. First off, it down poured rain for 2 hours leading right up to the ceremony and then miraculously cleared with a rainbow in the distance as soon as we started. In an amazing coincidence, our family walked down the aisle to Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the storm”. The pure magic of that song combined with the weather that day created a really beautiful and powerful setting.

After I saw the wedding party walk out to Hey Jude, there were about 15-30 seconds that I had alone with my dad and the music. My arm was wrapped in my dad’s and we were singing the lyrics to each other as my heart pounded so hard at what was about to happen. The singing calmed me. Hey Jude has significance for me and my dad so it meant the world that I had one last impromptu moment to sing that song with him before I married my husband. Once the big “Na Na Na’s” hit, he said “you ready?” and we headed down the aisle. The wedding party was dancing and beating their tambourines as “All you need is love” signs swayed in the background. Hundreds of paper flowers, happy colors, beautiful prints and 200 smiling faces transported us to what felt like a dream world. Once I met up with my husband and hugged my dad, the wedding party as well as the audience joined together for one last celebration; clapping, banging tambourines and singing until the song faded out and our best friend’s dad began to marry us. We were able to really take in the love and joy that filled the room and mentally prepare for what obviously was going to be an amazing night. It was pure girly (let’s be real) awesomeness and definitely the best moment of the night (on top of so many others)!

colorful ceremony

colorful ceremony

colorful ceremony

colorful ceremony

Processional: Family: Shelter from the Storm – Bob Dylan; Wedding Party + Bride: Hey Jude –The Beatles

Recessional: God Only Knows – The Beach Boys (played by the marching band)

First Dance: Something – The Beatles

parade down the aisle

colorful paper flower decor


We hope you enjoyed Part 1 of Carissa + Adam’s beautiful day! Check back in just a bit to see their colorful + fun reception! You definitely won’t want to miss it! :)

photography: June Bug Company // planning + design: Sweet Sunday Events (now Without Wax, Katy) // venue: 333 First Ave Dallas, Texas // florals: Sweet Sunday Events // videography: Take 4 Studio // invitations, paper goods + mural: The Stationery Bakery // officiant: Rick Daussat // catering: Jim Lee Events // hair + makeup: JTorry Makeup Artistry // dj: Andy Austin // cake: Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery // modern furniture + transportation: Swanky Couch // marching band: Kevin Butler // linens: Sequin Linens from La Tavola // reception chairs: TLC Rentals // crystal reception headpiece: Doloris Petunia // bridal shop: Serendipity Bridal // dress designer: Sarah Seven // slow mo booth: Mike Jensen – mike@pixelworkers.tv

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