J. Mendel 2015 Bridal Collection

J Mendel Bridal

J. Mendel is one of my all-time favorite designers, so I’m excited to share their some of my fave dresses from their spring 2015 bridal collection today. SO SUPER GORGE!! Which is your favorite? I’d love to hear in the comments…

J Mendel Bridal

J Mendel Bridal

J Mendel Bridal

J Mendel Bridal

J Mendel Bridal

J Mendel Bridal

J Mendel Bridal

J Mendel Bridal


If you are looking for these dresses, they can be found at J. Mendel, Shopbop or the J. Mendel Flagship store on Madison Ave. And if you happen to wear one for your wedding, please share with us! We’d love to see some of you in these beauties. :)

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Colorful Fiesta-Inspired Wedding: Marissa + Greg

fiesta wedding

We love, love, love a good fiesta-inspired fête (see one of our all time faves here!), so as soon as we laid eyes on Marissa + Greg’s colorful and fun Leo Carrillo Ranch celebration, we were definitely smitten! Their day had all the necessary essentials for good ‘ol party. A gorgeous backdrop, yummy food + cocktails, and vibrant decor. And best of all, everything present suited these cuties to a T.

From the bride, We are both Mexican so we wanted to incorporate elements of our culture into the decor. Also, we noticed a lot of weddings were using muted, light color palettes. We wanted to break away from that and do something that better fit our personality and better represented us as a couple. We wanted our wedding to be less of a traditional wedding vibe and more of an eclectic look and feel.

Thanks so much to Fondly Forever for the gorge images + big congrats to Marissa + Greg!

black calligraphy invitation

shoes

bright fiesta bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom


How cute is this colorful ceremony site set-up?!

bright tissue paper backdrop

fiesta ceremony

fiesta ceremony

fiesta ceremony

fiesta ceremony

Processional: Bridal Party: Two Doves – Dirty Projectors: Bride: I Love NYE – Badly Drawn Boy

Recessional: Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash

First Dance: Can't Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

fiesta ceremony

wedding party

bright bouquet

blue bridesmaids

groomsmen

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

welcome chalkboard

papel picado


We’re totally digging the fiesta-style decor, especially that awesome escort card display!

colorful fiesta seating chart

fiesta hats

table numbers

peonies

bar menu

Greg: Seeing so many people enjoying themselves and sharing such an amazing event with all of them. The wedding couldn't have gone any better. Marissa looked beautiful, the food was delicious, the drinks were flowing, and the DJ was spot on! I honestly don't have one specific moment that really stood out because I absolutely loved every second of that day.

Marissa: It's so hard for me to pick out a single moment of the wedding day because I loved it all. The ceremony was perfectly short, sweet, and meaningful and the reception was one giant party with tons of dancing. Our family and friends love to have a good time and it was so awesome to celebrate with them. Greg and I dated for 8 years, so the wedding was something that I had been excited about from the early stages of our relationship. I knew early on that he was the one for me, so it was so special to be able to make that commitment and share it with the ones who mean most to us.

fiesta wedding

fiesta cake bar

fiesta cake

HIRE A DAY OF WEDDING COORDINATOR. It made things so easy and we were able to concentrate on enjoying our wedding and not wondering if everything was on time or in the right place. Also, don't procrastinate on planning your wedding. It may seem like a long ways away, but it will sneak up on you fast!

photography: Fondly Forever // venue: Leo Carrillo Ranch Carlsbad, California // event design: Bride and Groom // day of coordinator + planner: Happily // florals: InFlower // wedding dress: Theia // shoes: Badgley Mischka // bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew // hair + makeup: Benafsha Akram // groom suit: Banana Republic // paper goods: Groom designed them // catering: Nacho’s Tacos // cake: Carlsbad Danish Bakery // music: E-Mobile Music

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryFondly Forever Photography is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Charming Dog Collars from Hushed Commotion

hushed commotion dog collars

Yep, we’ll admit it. We’re puppy obsessed! And we absolutely love when couples choose to incorporate their sweet, furry pal into their day! But if they’re going to be there, they should look the part, right? That’s where these absolutely darling dog collars from Hushed Commotion come in! A fun + functional little adornment for your pup to wear to the wedding festivities! But the best part of this super sweet product is yet to be shared! When Thea, the creator of Hushed Commotion, began to ponder ways to give back while still running her business, she hatched the idea to create a new novelty item where a portion of the proceeds could be donated to charity. 5% of the profits of each of the three gorgeous collar styles will be donated to Animal Haven, a Soho Animal shelter. Such a great + generous idea!

Big thanks to Jen Huang for these adorable images!

hushed commotion dog collars

hushed commotion dog collars

ruffle dog collar

hushed commotion dog collars

gold dog collar

black dog collar

hushed commotion dog collars

hushed commotion dog collars


For more information on Hushed Commotion’s dog collars + to see Thea’s full collection, pop on over to her website!

Happy Friday, lovelies! See you Monday!

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