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22 Jan

Inspired by This Tropical Wedding Shoot

When we started brainstorming for this shoot for Rue Magazine, we knew we wanted to create an event that captured the essence of summer.  Gather Events created a design that was rich with lush florals and a playful yet elegant color palette that made our vision come to life!  We decided that the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica would be the perfect setting with its pool deck brimming with tropical greenery and hints of an exotic vacation.  One of our favorite trends happening right now is the hot pink and purple pops of Bougainvillea and Jacaranda so we had Aly Morford from The Vine’s Leaf create a showstopping ceremony altar overflowing with both.  The intimate ceremony space was filled with earthy wooden and glass vessels and woven baskets from Found Rentals while the vintage wire chairs were accented with tropical fanning leaves to add a pop of greenery.  Vibrant floral rugs and ikat patterned pillows from Lulu and Georgia were offset by lovely vintage furniture pieces throughout.  Gather described the romantic lounge cabana set off to the side as a “respite from the summer sun and a perfect nook for the love birds to sneak in a kiss”.  Moving to the reception, the focus of the dinner table was an overgrown floral centerpiece conveying summer’s freshness and abundance complete with real grapefruit accents!  On the menu, the food and drinks are as colorful and refreshing as the florals, with an added hint of Mediterranean spice. Contemporary Catering created a delicious assortment with everything from a honey glazed laughing bird shrimp as the amuse bouche to a Lavender Berry Sparkler specialty cocktail with One Hope Wedding’s Sparkling Wine.  The paper goods, by Wiley Valentine, incorporated the ikat print to tie everything together as well as a dip-dyed napkin with the menu printed directly on to serve as a keepsake for guests.  Gather Event’s advice for a summer wedding?  “Create a relaxed, carefree vibe to keep your guests comfortable, incorporate a seasonal menu to keep things fresh and delicious, and add a healthy dose of eye-popping hues to keep it lively.  Turn up the color, it’s time for summer!”

Be Prepared to Be Inspired…

 


 

You can also see our shoot on Green Wedding Shoes today!!

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And don’t forget to check out all of Rue Magazine’s latest issue with a familiar shoot on the cover!

Production: Be Inspired PR
Venue: Hotel Shangri-La
Photography: Caroline Tran
Concept/Event Design/Styling & Coordination: Gather Events
Floral Design: The Vine’s Leaf
Catering: Contemporary Catering
Wine: One Hope Weddings
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Rugs & Pillows: Lulu & Georgia
Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine
Hair: Kacee Geoffroy
Makeup: Artistry by Danika
Wedding Dress: Kirstie Kelly
Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo
Hair Accessories: Petal and Thorn
Vintage Engagement Ring: Trumpet & Horn

 

10 Jan

Inspired By This Tropical Summer Wedding Shoot

When we started brainstorming for this shoot for Rue Magazine, we knew we wanted to create an event that captured the essence of summer.  Gather Events created a design that was rich with lush florals and a playful yet elegant color palette that made our vision come to life!  We decided that the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica would be the perfect setting with its pool deck brimming with tropical greenery and hints of an exotic vacation.  One of our favorite trends happening right now is the hot pink and purple pops of Bougainvillea and Jacaranda so we had Aly Morford from The Vine’s Leaf create a showstopping ceremony altar overflowing with both.  The intimate ceremony space was filled with earthy wooden and glass vessels and woven baskets from Found Rentals while the vintage wire chairs were accented with tropical fanning leaves to add a pop of greenery.  Vibrant floral rugs and ikat patterned pillows from Lulu and Georgia were offset by lovely vintage furniture pieces throughout.  Gather described the romantic lounge cabana set off to the side as a “respite from the summer sun and a perfect nook for the love birds to sneak in a kiss”.  Moving to the reception, the focus of the dinner table was an overgrown floral centerpiece conveying summer’s freshness and abundance complete with real grapefruit accents!  On the menu, the food and drinks are as colorful and refreshing as the florals, with an added hint of Mediterranean spice. Contemporary Catering created a delicious assortment with everything from a honey glazed laughing bird shrimp as the amuse bouche to a Lavender Berry Sparkler specialty cocktail with One Hope Wedding’s Sparkling Wine.  The paper goods, by Wiley Valentine, incorporated the ikat print to tie everything together as well as a dip-dyed napkin with the menu printed directly on to serve as a keepsake for guests.  Gather Event’s advice for a summer wedding?  “Create a relaxed, carefree vibe to keep your guests comfortable, incorporate a seasonal menu to keep things fresh and delicious, and add a healthy dose of eye-popping hues to keep it lively.  Turn up the color, it’s time for summer!”

Be Prepared to Be Inspired…

 


 

You can also see our shoot on Green Wedding Shoes today!!

cover

 

And don’t forget to check out all of Rue Magazine’s latest issue with a familiar shoot on the cover!

Production: Be Inspired PR
Venue: Hotel Shangri-La
Photography: Caroline Tran
Concept/Event Design/Styling & Coordination: Gather Events
Floral Design: The Vine’s Leaf
Catering: Contemporary Catering
Wine: One Hope Weddings
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Rugs & Pillows: Lulu & Georgia
Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine
Hair: Kacee Geoffroy
Makeup: Artistry by Danika
Wedding Dress: Kirstie Kelly
Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo
Hair Accessories: Petal and Thorn
Vintage Engagement Ring: Trumpet & Horn

28 Nov

Idaho Woodsy Wedding

Idaho Woodsy Wedding

This Idaho wedding from Sara K Byrne Photography makes us feel a bit warm and fuzzy inside. Perhaps it’s the cozy wedding venue, the relaxed feel of the mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses, or reception perfectly tailored to suit the newlyweds. Keep an eye out for some amazing bouquets and gorgeous paper goods designed bythe groom!

lodge wedding portraits

From the bride, Katie: Matt and I both appreciate classy, yet understated style. We love the natural beauty of the outdoors and believed there could be no better inspiration for our wedding day. With that in mind, we chose from styles that created a soft look and a welcoming environment. Vintage décor, DIY projects galore, and numerous design projects meant we had a wedding that expressed US. I would describe our wedding day as vintage, rustic, woodsy, feminine, handmade, and cozy, with a color scheme of dusty rose, blush pink, mauve, light grey, navy blue, and caramel brown.


rustic wedding invitations

fall woodsy wedding

striped socks

pink peony bouquets

outdoor wedding portraits

washi tape guestbooks

fall woodsy wedding

lodge wedding ceremonies

lodge wedding ceremonies

fall woodsy wedding

pink peony bouquets

vinyl album portraits

fall woodsy wedding

lodge wedding portraits

fall woodsy wedding

bridal party portraits

fall woodsy wedding

monogram favor jars

fall woodsy wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? If your friends and family members offer their assistance don’t be afraid to delegate tasks. While you’ve imagined this day and all its details for a lifetime only one thing matters – You’re marrying your best friend & nothing can take away from that moment.


fall woodsy wedding

lodge wedding receptions

fall woodsy wedding

lodge wedding receptions

rustic dessert tables

fall woodsy wedding

sparkler reception ideas

bw getaway shots

 


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

 

 

From the photographer, SaraMatt and Katie came to gorgeous McCall, Idaho for their wedding day. The River Lodge at Blackhawk was their choice of venue, the unfinished interior matched their style completely! We spend the day exploring the beautiful meadows and fields near the property. Their graphic design background was seen in many details, from the itineraries to the Instagram challenge poster! We loved the wardrobe that Katie picked out for the wedding party, from the non-matching bridesmaids’ dresses to the jeans/suspenders look for the groomsmen. Matt went with J. Crew for the majority of his wardrobe. The rustic/vintage feel of this wedding perfectly fit McCall’s vibe.

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Go Do,” Jonsi
Recessional: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” Judy Garland
First Dance: “La Vie En Rose,” Louis Armstrong
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Girl,” The Temptations

Wedding Location: McCall, ID / Wedding Photographer: Sara K Byrne Photography / Wedding Venue: The River Lodge at Blackhawk / Wedding Flowers: Penny Beckwith / Wedding Dress: Kirstie Kelly, Belle Disney Wedding Collection via Chic Bridal Boutique / Wedding Shoes: Vince Camuto / Bride’s Hair: Ariel Glover / Groom’s Outfit: J. Crew / Wedding Music: Toni and Adam Lyon / Wedding Caterer: Johnny Carino’s / Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Sugar and Sprinkles / Wedding Invitations: Groom, Matt Larson

13 Nov

Kirstie Kelly's 2013 Bridal Collection

There are NO WORDS for these stunning gowns by Kirstie Kelly!!! We’re so excited to give you the full preview into her 2013 collection… I mean, how amazing are these photos by Elizabeth Messina?! We tried to pick our favorite, but it’s just not possible… we love them ALL! Impeccable whites, soft pinks, ruffles, lace… oh my!

From ornate necklines to sweet cover ups (we love the ruffled bolero!!), pick the perfect dress and accessory for your big day!

Be Prepared to Be Inspired…

Try to pick your favorite… we dare you :)

 

Lovely ruffle detailing…

 

 

 

 

We LOVE this sparkly + ruffled dress! So cute as a bridesmaid or party dress!

 

 

Creamy white cover up… amazing!

 

 

 

 

Delicate veil details…

 

Sheer necklines! Swoon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How lovely is this bow-back detailing?!

 

OMG… we can’t get enough of this gown!

 

 

 

 


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