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Quick Palette: Aubergine and Green

This is quickly becoming one of my new favorite color palettes - I love the contrast of the deep plum and green! It feels like such a happy combination, doesn't it? Are any of you using this palette for your own wedding? {Image from Tinywater Photography via The Bride's Cafe}

Grey & Yellow Tablescape

This has certainly been a popular color palette for awhile, and I still love the combination of grey & yellow! The "Eat, Drink & Get Married" cards below are such a cute detail, and naturally I love the green tinted glasses. The vendors involved in this shoot (listed below) did a lovely job!

The pictures were taken by Donald Yeager Photography

Florals by Brocade Designs
Style/Design by Bridal Opulence
Linen: Connie Duglin Graphite Eyelash Pintuck Linen, and canary yellow napkins
Candelabra - FABU Event Decor
Stationery: placecards & menus LePenn Designs
Spiral Wire placecard holders - Allegro Art Studio
Eat Drink & Get Married Card - Little Lady Company

Real Wedding - Chicago, IL

Seeing as how its my hometown, I always love a wedding that showcases the beautiful Chicago skyline. But I think my favorite thing about this wedding is the fabulous black flower that the bride used to adorn her wedding dress! Its such a simple accessory but adds so much character to the dress. And get this - Mikaela's dress was just $89 from the Issac Mizrahi collection at Target! I also love that each bridesmaid has her own type of flower - again, so simple and yet such a great twist. Here are the rest of the details:

Photography: Bella Pictures
Venue: Roof of the Grand Piazza
Bridesmaids Dresses: White House Black Market
Florist: Flora-a
Cake: Rolf’s Patisserie
Groom’s Tux – Brooks Brothers
Hair – Solo Salon
Shoes – Caparros
Flower on Dress – Von Maur

Love, Lulu Mae

When I attended IndieWed a few weeks ago, there were several vendors that really stood out amongst the crowd and Love, Lulu Mae was one of them! Their lovely hair accessories are handmade from vintage jewelry, fabrics, feathers, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. They can be combined with veils of all types or easily stand on their own - such a great alternative to the traditional!

Real Wedding - Sacramento, California

When Joshua Caine sent over this adorable California wedding, I was instantly struck at how cute the couple's last name is - Sprinkles! And better yet? They served Sprinkles cupcakes at the reception as a delicious nod to the name. The bride and groom were kind enough to pass along some details about themselves and the wedding, along with a detailed list of vendors. Enjoy!

Occupations: I teach students with special needs and Tim teaches at risk teenagers.
How we met: I was teaching in my classroom and I needed a teacher substitute for part of the day. In walked Tim and we clicked right away. It takes someone very unique to work well with my students. Tim worked better with my students than pretty much anyone else I had met. When he won over my notoriously difficult student, he won me over as well. I knew that was it.
The Proposal: It took place on the anniversary of our first date at the same location. We had our Basset Hound and his treat bag. We were walking over the bridge of the Sacramento River. Tim stopped half way to make Blue sit. He asked me to get out a treat for Blue and when I reached in the bag, there was a box. He was down on one knee and we were both crying. I kept asking him if it was a real proposal because I was so surprised.
Adjectives to Describe your Wedding: Unifying, Blissful and Intimate.
Favorite Detail: Foot washing done to symbolize our intention to honor each other and humble ourselves to one another.
Wedding Dress: I went with my mom and grandma to David's Bridal just to try on dresses shortly after being engaged. I found a dress that was what I had envisioned for myself. It was purchased for me on the spot. As I started going in for my alterations I knew something was wrong. When I put it on I needed reassurance that it was pretty. I knew that on the day of my wedding I wanted to be wearing a dress that required no reassurance. A dress that made me feel beautiful beyond a doubt. I kept trying to convince myself that the dress was fine and everyone said they loved it. (What else were they supposed to say?) Finally, after an internal struggle my good friend Courtney told me that she thought I needed to look at other dresses. She said she could tell it wasn't me and that she knew I wanted something fancier. My family agreed that having the right dress was a drop in the bucket when looking at the big picture of the cost of a wedding. Courtney, my mom, my grandma and my favorite aunt came with me to look the next day. I tried on literally 50 dresses. I kept coming back to the same one. It was nothing like I had originally chosen or pictured myself in it. It was THE dress.
Wedding Flowers: They were all white and mainly garden roses. My bouquet had a large vintage broach on it that my cousin and Matron of Honor had worn on her bouquet. The center pieces were laced with with white feathers.
Wedding Cake: We ended up choosing cupcakes with sprinkles on top. Considering our last name it seemed to be the only appropriate choice. They had Tiffany blue frosting white sprinkles and a little diamond ring in each one. There were four flavors chocolate chip, lemon, vanilla and raspberry. They were a big hit and everyone was wearing the rings. The top two had silver vintage love birds as cake toppers.
Biggest Challenge: Narrowing our guest list to 100 people. When you are in this in love you want everyone you have ever met to come and witness the event.
Memorable Moment: When we first saw each other. For both of us it is an incredibly poignant memory. We are so glad we saw each other before the wedding. That extra time spent together on OUR day was priceless.
Vows: We did not write our own vows. But we did incorporate foot washing which was unique and had incredible meaning to us.
Our Future: We are currently looking into doing foster care for a child with special needs, using our annual passes to Disneyland as often as possible, continuing to enhance our scuba diving skills and just enjoying one another. Hopefully, in the not too distant future we will be starting our own family and finding the home that we want to stay in for a very long time.

Photographer: Joshua Caine
Newcastle Wedding Gardens
Lyda Sprinkles
Wedding Cake Baker:
Icing on the Cupcake
Newcastle Wedding Gardens
Bride’s Dress:
House of Fashion (Dress designer is Maggie Sottero Evita)
Bridesmaids’ Dresses:
David's Bridal