California Coast Inspiration

I had to share this beautiful coastal inspiration session because, it's just that good! I love how free spirited and modern the couple looks. That cool vibe mixed with the iconic California coast, makes for one show stopping shoot. Scroll down and see for yourself!

  Photo Credit: Aimi Duong of Love In Photographs via Erich McVey Workshop // Art Direction: Ginny Au // Dress: Rick Owens // Suit: Zara

Lake Tahoe Wedding by Pictilio + Merrily Wed

I'm so excited to share this beautiful Lake Tahoe by some of my favorite photographers, Pictilio. They always impress me with the fun and perfect shots they get, and this feature is riddled with some stunning photos. The setting was beautiful, the decor was so fun and personal and this couple looks like they had so. much. fun. And that is what it is all about now, isn't it?! 

From the Bride: In planning our wedding we tried to keep our guests in mind as we thought through the details. For Garrett and I, our wedding was a celebration of our love, union, and commitment to each other, but also an experience that we wanted to share with our friends and family. We had guests traveling from all over the country to celebrate "us", so we kept this in mind as we planned our wedding, focusing on the experience that the wedding would provide for our guests. With our wedding being in October, and at an indoor/outdoor venue in the mountains, we realized that the weather could be a gamble, so we provided blankets, heat lamps, and an indoor escape to ensure comfort for the guests, in addition to a fire pit on the pier to allow guests to escape from the celebrations to take in the Lake Tahoe surroundings and warm by the fire. While we lucked out in that the day went entirely as planned, I would highly recommend for brides to have some sort of back up option or weather contingency plan, especially if planning an outdoor wedding. In the weeks leading up to our wedding Lake Tahoe experienced severe fires followed by a snow storm; this definitely kept us on edge, but by having a back up plan to move our ceremony indoors if need be, we were able to enjoy the moments leading up to our wedding, and to not have to worry about the elements (such as weather) that were out of our control. This helped us to relax and just enjoy our whole wedding weekend!

Here is the list of vendors:

Designer/Coordinator: Merrily Wed
Ceremony/Reception: West Shore Cafe
Dress: Martina Liana from Janene’s Bridal
Shoes: Toms
Tux: Men's Warehouse
Makeup: Kiss & MakeUp
Hair: Salon Bella Vita
Cake: West Shore Cafe
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Florist: B & B Designs
Rentals: Celebrations
Linens and Catering: West Shore Cafe
Ceremony Music: The String Beings
Reception Music: Love Fool
Shuttle: Reno Tahoe Limosene Service
Photobooth: The Traveling Photo Booth
Photographers: Pictilio

Sneak Peek // Holman Ranch Photo Shoot

It has been a whirlwind over here these days. Wedding season is in full swing and it is equal parts exciting and exhausting! I never really feel like I have any time to do photoshoots anymore. but I just couldn't say no to this one.

So yesterday we headed to Holman Ranch and had a little fun with this moody color palette. And it was definitely was a fun and beautiful day!

Photography: Sally Pinera // Foral: Kelly Lenard // Location: Holman Ranch // Dress: Emily Riggs // Paper Goods: Jenny Sanders // Tux: The Black Tux

Downtown LA Wedding at 440 Seaton

Get ready to lose it guys. Today I'm sharing an unbelievably beautiful wedding by Chaffin Cade Photography. I mean, this is one of those jaw on the floor, can't believe your eyes, must share with everyone kind of weddings. 

I've been obsessing over these photos since the first minute I laid eyes on them and I'm sure you'll find them equally mesmerizing. Sarah Park Events did a killer job pulling the whole thing together from the gold animal accents, to the awesome urban venue. The happy couple had an amazing day even before the confetti canon was locked and loaded. (Yes, I said confetti canon!) Scroll down to see all the awesomeness and join us in wishing Laura and Jason a long and happy marriage!

Photography - Chaffin Cade Photography / Wedding Coordination & Floral Arrangements – Sarah Park Events / Rentals – Pico Party Rentals / Catering – Flat Iron / Venue – 440 Seaton / Ice Cream – Carmela Ice Cream / Band – Steve Lang Music/ Photo Booth – Photo Booth Fun LA

A Coastal Engagement

Today I'm swooning over this adorable engagement session by Ami Duong of Love in Photography! I can't get over how perfect this couple looks frolicking on the beach and I'd highly suggest you try this idea out if you're currently searching for an engagement session location. See below for some killer photos and lots of love!

Photo Credit: Aimi Duong via Erich McVey Workshop // Location: Navarro River Redwoods State Park // Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Charlene Tea // Art Direction: Kaela Rawson for Ginny Au //Hair & Makeup: Emily Newman & Kaela Rawson // Fashion: Zara // Talent: Tony and Hannah Culver for Muse Model Management 

Fall Inspiration

So here we are, still a few weeks away from the end of summer. As usual, my mind is already racing ahead and I've got fall weddings on the brain. I've always loved the rich colors associated with fall and I definitely thing brides should incorporate them into their wedding day. See below for some seriously gorgeous fall wedding inspiration!

Loving The Long Sleeves

So about a week ago, the lovely Jennifer Aniston shared the picture below on her Facebook page and my jaw dropped! Even though Aniston and her new hubby kept most of the details of their nuptials to themselves, she finally leaked a glimpse of her dress. Although I wish we could see an actual photo of Jennifer in her dress, (this is just a photo from the designers website), I'm still totally excited!

Naturally, after seeing/falling in love with her dress, I went long-sleeved-wedding-dress crazy and today's post is the result. See below for a collection of some of my absolute favorites. Enjoy!

Seaside Bridal Inspiration

So here we are, mid-August, and it''s blazing hot. I'm sure I'm not the only one who spends most weekdays fantasizing about blowing off life and hitting the beach. Sadly, this dream isn't very realistic for most of us so here's a little beach themed wedding inspo via Brittany Lane Photography to keep you day dreaming all through the work week. Enjoy!

Photographs via Brittany Lane Photography // Styled via Ginny Au // Gown via Emily Rigs // Workshop via Erich McVey

Painted Wedding Cakes

So, time to get real here - It's mid summer and I'm totally killing myself in an attempt to be/stay bathing suit ready. This means lots of trips to the gym and, yes, a nutritional plan. Sadly my diet doesn't have any room for cake... but a girl can dream.

My self inflicted sugar deprivation has spurred a slight obsession with pinning my favorite wedding cake designs. In doing so I've noticed that I have a running theme going. It turns out, I'm a big fan of the painted wedding cake trend and today I'm here to spread the obsession. See below to feast your eyes on some serious, calorie free pretty!