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Jason & Kisha’s Travel Themed Wedding

Jason and Kisha wanted to share their love for travel with family and friends, so they decided to marry in Costa Rica. In keeping with the travel themed wedding, they set the ambience for guests with engraved compasses, suitcases, maps and postcards. <!–more–> They also added details that captured the essence of Costa Rica, which was very special to them because they had taken their first trip together there.

“One of my favorite authors is Ernst Hemingway and I thought, what better theme to express who we are than a travel theme?” says Kisha. This is where she came up with the idea for integrating Hemingway into the ceremony and reception. The couple’s passion for travel spilled over into their honeymoon as well!

They split up their honeymoon into several mini-honeymoons to make the experience last longer. The week before the wedding, they relaxed in Costa Rica at the beautiful Four Seasons and following the wedding they traveled to Napa Valley for the week to experience the best of California’s wine country. A few months later, they spent time together at the Four Seasons Nevis and Singita Lodge in South Africa!

Enjoy the travels and the gorgeous photos by El Velo Photography!

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Liviya and Colin’s Beautiful Bird-Themed Wedding

I’m so excited to share this absolutely beautiful wedding with you today! It was sent to us by Chad & Anastasia Photography, a married photog couple who met in India and take some of the most breathtaking, creative, artistic photos we’ve ever had the privilege of publishing. <!–more–>

Liviya and Colin are a super cool couple, and their wedding reflects their smart modern style. Colin writes about snowboarding for major magazines, and Liviya is a doctor. They got married at the historic Golden Gardens Bathhouse in Seattle, an amazing picturesque location with a serene forested hillside to the east, and a beautiful sandy beach to the west that looks over the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Liviya’s stunning and unique dress is by Lena Medoyeff, a Portland Oregon business with a commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Lena dresses are locally made of fair trade silks from a family run mill at the foothills of the Himalayas.

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy these gorgeous pics!

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Hilary and Dave’s Laid-Back Seaside Celebration

Flip-flops, starfish, and a happily expecting bride in an intimate and casual beachfront wedding.

Photographer Gabrielle Fox first met Hilary and Dave when they hired her to do a maternity shoot while Hilary was pregnant with their first child. Two years later, with another little one on the way, the couple reunited with their fave photographer when she shot their beautiful wedding at a private estate on the California coast. <!–more–>  The event was a perfect combination of relaxed fun and gorgeous details, with abundant floral and cacti arrangements by Stem Design Studio. With all the ladies in beachy, flowing dresses, and the men in khakis and linens, the mood was stylish, sunny, intimate and fun.

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A sweet bouquet of flowers for the bride, from the groom, came with this card.

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A fabric-covered guestbook, real starfish, and hand-lettered placecards create a beachy cool, personal feeling.

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The bride with her adorable daughter Maya.

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No uncomfortable heels or formal shoes for this wedding party! Don’t you just love Dave’s stylin’ white loafers, and the beach-friendly flip-flops on the ladies?

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The bridesmaids dresses fade from sky blue to seafoam green, reflecting the colors of the seascape.

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Who needs an aisle runner when you’ve got baby cacti lining a sandy path to the altar?

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Dave’s ring is made of eco-cool koa wood from Hawaii.

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Many thanks to Gabrielle Fox, Hilary and Dave, for sharing these lovely photos and their joyful day with us!

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Jordan & Josh’s Yellow Vintage Chic Wedding

An elegant oceanfront affair with pitch-perfect details in our favorite colors of the season

Jordan & Josh’s wedding at The Ocean Institute in Dana Point was one of those perfectly coordinated affairs where every detail is delightful and the elegance feels effortless. I’m so impressed by the innovative event planner Jesi Haack, who coordinated the day and created the flowers, table decor, fabric runners, and other super-stylish details.  <!–more–> The event was photographed by the inspiringly talented husband and wife team at Stephanie Williams Photography.

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Jordan’s unfussy elegant bridal look is to die for, and that flower feather fascinator looks soooooo luxurious.

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She wore sunshine on her feet!

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Whoever’s idea it was to wrap the bouquets in fabric by iconic textile designer Orla Kiely is a genius. Really.

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This is one of my favorite tabletops ever. The minimal use of flowers is budget- and eco-friendly, and those antique-style lanterns lend a chic, casual elegance to the room. Notice the texture of the tablecloth and napkins and how they adds richness and contrast to the relatively simple setting.

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More stylish fabric swatches, along with candles and whimsical table numbers, add to the room’s warmth and beauty. Smart event design like this puts all those giant gaudy centerpieces and satin tablecloths to shame, and proves that less can be so much more.

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Thanks again to Stephanie and Isaac for for sharing these delightful images with us. We’re endlessly impressed by their gorgeous work! Go check out more of their incredible wedding photography at Stephanie Williams Photography.

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Tiphany & Jamie’s Yellow Retro Hepcat Bash

A ’50s pinup spin on a chic Santa Barbara wedding

Vargas girls, you’re getting a run for your money. Because Tiphany has mastered the art of sexy pinup glamour, and she showed off some seriously hip retro style when she married her very own Daddy-O Jamie at the Four Seasons Biltmore in California wine country last September. <!–more–>

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This couple’s style is the eptiome of ’50s cool. They’re kind of like a modern-day Rizzo and Kenicke from Grease.

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Every detail of this remarkable wedding was captured by the incredible husband-and-wife photography team Matt and Angie Sloan of Sloan Photographers. They’re Continue reading