Picking the Palette: Neutrals and Brights

Happy Friday! Last in our series about Picking the Palette is some inspiration for pretty neutral weddings accented with bright colors. This is a very beautiful yet very easy color palette that is fun yet sophisticated. Use the accent color in beautiful or unexpected places like on your shoes, the sash on your dress, or in your floral arrangements. I have recently been loving grey and yellow weddings, but you can go with any neutral paired with a complimentary bright such as nude and pink, blush and navy, or beige and green.

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Dream Vendor: Jose Villa

From time to time, we will be featuring vendors that are known for being the best of the best. Our very first dream vendor is Jose Villa, photographer extraordinaire. He captures the unique feel of each and every event he shoots, and the result is a collection of photos that are breathtaking reflections of love, joy, and beautiful details. This post is going to be very photo-heavy because every single one of his images is absolutely to die for, and I simply couldn’t narrow it down any more than this. I’m going to let this small sampling of his work speak for itself, because it has a lot to say.Dream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose VillaDream Vendor: Jose Villa

Real Wedding: Grace & Dan

This couple is just too darn cute for words. The bride beamed all day long, and the look on the groom’s face said it all. The wedding was a celebration of two very different cultures- the groom is French and the bride is Chinese. Language differences didn’t stop this from being one of the most beautiful and joyous events we’ve ever seen.Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan Real Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & DanReal Wedding: Grace & Dan


Photography: Boninger Works  |  Ceremony and Recepton Venue: Shanghai Red’s in Marina Del Rey, California  |  Wedding Dress: Galina Signature via David’s Bridal  |  Blue Gown: BCBG

Ladies Who Brunch

I recently hosted a brunch at home, complete with mimosas and a build-your-own waffle bar. This waffle bar was so simple to execute. I ordered waffles and potato egg scrambles from a local breakfast restaurant and arranged for pickup an hour before the event. I popped them into the oven at a low temperature to keep them warm until guests arrived. I made some simple rainbow fruit skewers, baked some bacon, and ordered fresh tarts to be delivered for dessert.

All of the toppings were arranged on the china my grandmother gave me for Christmas last year. For toppings we had: syrup, butter, Nutella, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, peanut butter, strawberries, bananas, granola, and nuts.

Finally, I arranged two bouquets of baby’s breath in clear glass vases and the teacups from my china set. The high and low arrangements made beautiful centerpieces and the baby’s breath looked soft and fresh. Perfect for brunch!Ladies Who BrunchLadies Who BrunchLadies Who Brunch


Photography by: Boninger Works

 

Ultimate Flower Guide Part VI: Purple Flowers by Season

Last up in our Flower Guide Series are purple flowers. The vast range of shades and hues available in purple flowers, along with their availability all throughout the year make them a highly versatile and beautiful choice. Light purple roses are sweet and romantic, while deep purple Calla Lilies exude sophistication. The variety of colors that purple flowers come in make them ideal for standing on their own as the focal point of your decor or mixing with other colored flowers and other shades of purple to achieve rich depth of color.

Purple Flowers by Season


Sources: 1. List of Flower Names  |  2. About Flowers  |  3. About Weddings  |  4. Blooms and Scents

Ultimate Flower Guide Part V: Green & Blue Flowers by Season

Green flowers are known for looking beautiful alongside other colors in a bouquet or arrangement while also looking beautiful on their own. Green flowers easily evoke nature with their gorgeous earth tones, but they can also be dressed up to look more modern and polished. Blue flowers can be harder to find, but flowers that come in blue are cool and understated while still packing a punch of color.

Here is my guide to help you find green and blue flowers at any time of year!Green & Blue Flowers by Season


Sources: 1. List of Flower Names  |  2. About Flowers  |  3. About Weddings  |  4. Blooms and Scents

Ultimate Flower Guide Part IV: Yellow Flowers by Season

Yellow flowers are becoming more and more popular as a wedding decor choice as we discover how many color schemes yellow feels right at home in. Yellow flowers paired with grey linens make for a modern and fun space. Yellow and white is fresh and summery. Yellow flowers next to accents of other citrus shades such as orange and lime is bright and cheerful, perfect for celebrating one of the happiest days of your life!

Use this guide to make finding yellow flowers easy at any time of year!Yellow Flowers by Season


Sources: 1. List of Flower Names  |  2. About Flowers  |  3. About Weddings  |  4. Blooms and Scents