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Summer & Derek’s Mod Glamorous Wedding

A glam celebration with touches of ’40s and ’50s style

Summer and Derek’s wedding at the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, was an elegant mix of modern style and old-school glamour. The palette of deep magentas and violets perfectly complemented the lacy, vintage-style wedding dress by Jim Hjelm and bridesmaids dresses by After Six. White phalaenopsis orchids, white ostrich feathers, and crystals finished off the stylish look of the day. These pics were taken by our uber-talented dear friend Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography. <!–more–>

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Summer glammed up her David’s Bridal shoes with a pair of sparkly vintage clip-on earrings.

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After the bride got ready at a friend’s house, Laura snapped this great shot in front of a funky yellow wall.

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All it takes to turn these groomsmen into cool cats is some mod checkered socks and shades.

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We *love* a couple with a great sense of humor! And these guys have got it…they donned fake moustaches for their formal bridal party pics!

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Love, hugs and big thanks to Los Angeles wedding photographer Laura Grier for sharing her beautiful photography with us, and to Summer and Derek for generously allowing us to admire their beautiful day!

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Susan and Chris’s Cowboys ‘n Birds Wedding

You’ll get a Rocky Mountain High from this sweet & unique Colorado wedding

Last week’s Wedding Porn Wednesday by photographer Stone Crandall was so nice, we decided to feature him twice! Stone shot Chris and Susan’s super-charming wedding, held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, with a reception at the YMCA of the Rockies, and boy did he ever capture some special moments. Susan and Chris put a fun personal twist on tons of standard wedding traditions. <!–more–>

For startes, instead of a typical bouquet and garter toss, they had a dance to see who of their guests had been married the longest. The DJ cued couples to begin stepping off the floor if they’d been married less than 5 years, less than 10 years, etc. Then the last couple standing won the bouquet and garter! They also had a University Fight Song throwdown for all of their loyal college sports fan friends. When the fight songs to the major Universities represented (CU, CSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and Tulsa) were played, guests had to cheer as loud as they could. The school alums with the most spirit got an autographed football signed by Chris and Susan.

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Fresh wildflowers tied with hay make a perfectly elegant rustic bouquet.

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The cowboy boots aren’t just chic, they’re practical! Stiletto heels sinking into mud and grass are no fun for brides or their bridesmaids. Why not be cool and comfortable with boots like these that let you dance the night away?

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Lovely hand-drawn wedding programs with a message to guests add a warm, personal touch to the church ceremony.

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The stories of Susan’s bird theme and her veil are so beautiful! In her own words:

“I am wearing my mom’s veil. This was actually a last minute find. I didn’t even want to ear one, but my mom found hers buried in a box and it matched my dress PERFECTLY! God is in all the details. Also…I have a bit of a bird theme throughout the details of the ceremony and the reception. My grandma (mom’s mom) was killed in a car accident when I was young, but she always was pointing out birds to me. She had this saying with all my cousins that when you see a robin you have to do this little motion with your thumb for good luck. We all still do it and to this day, whenever I see a robin I have to stop what I am doing and do my thumb trick for good luck.”

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Chris and Susan have a passion for great food, so they made their table theme about all of the great restaurants they’ve visited, and handed out a homemade book of recipes as wedding favors.

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Instead of having a typical guestbook, the couple had everyone sign rocks (in the Rockies — get it!?) with messages to the bride and groom. Below, check out how Susan’s gorgeous convertible dress became a fun, short style when it came time to dance and show off her cowboy boots!

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Thanks again to Stone Crandall for sharing these fabulous images with us, and congrats to Chris and Susan on a beautiful wedding day and happily ever after!

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In Full Bloom with Sabrina & Kevin

This Wedding Porn Wednesday: Joyful chic, amazing florals, and a dose of Dr. Seuss cheer

It’s a match made in heaven. Nope, not Sabrina and Kevin, the couple whose wedding is featured in today’s Wedding Porn Wednesday (though they sure are an adorable couple). <!–more–> Rather, I’m talking about floral and event designer Meg from La Partie Events, and the legendary wedding photogs at Erin Hearts Court. When these wedding geniuses collaborate, the result is always breathtaking.

And Sabrina and Kevin’s big day was no exception. The couple worked with this wedding dream team to create the unique floral fantasy captured in these super-sophisticated photos. Feast your eyes on their stunning celebration at the Marvimon in Los Angeles…

What’s wedding porn?

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Meg mixes sustainable succulents into Sabrina’s bouquet and the boutonnieres, for a look that’s eco-chic and totally unique.

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